The Plum Guide is building a marketplace of the world’s best holiday homes. For real!

We are taking a systematic and obsessive approach to testing every single home on the planet, and accepting only the top 1%.

We do so by putting every home through The Plum Test: a gruelling hospitality exam, which uses a mix of algorithms and physical visits by hospitality experts.

We are funded by an all-star cast investor group including Local Globe. We are closing our Series A round of funding with the objective to take Plum global. The first city we are opening is Paris.

The Role

We are building a business that brings world leading technical excellence alongside incredible visual creatives and brand builders to be globally successful.

You will be joining a team of 5 skilled developers in a fast-paced environment with lots of knowledge sharing and super interesting problems to solve. You will always be learning and have project ownership and responsibility.

Over the next 3 months you will:

  • Work on an array of projects to scale our platform to multiple cities. This includes working on i18n, booking platform, payments and our cloud architecture.
  • Work in sprints to improve conversion, performance and support growth.
  • Involved in shaping the stack, integration, deployment, testing and agile processes.
  • Write awesome code!

Taster of 3 months and beyond:

  • Build an algorithm that automatically identifies the op 1% of homes from every platform.
  • Build on demand services allowing guests to fridge fill, airport pick-ups and additional cleaning.
  • Help us crack the science behind the perfect stay. We collect a lot of data about each home and we intend to leverage this to understand what guests really want. If you have any machine learning interests, that would be a huge bonus.
  • Building cloud architecture to scale to 25 cities.

Who we are looking for

Our platform is the most important thing we do as a business. As such, we are looking to meet outstandingly brilliant characters with unreasonably high standards.

If we could wave a magic wand and hire our dream person for this role, you would:

  • Have 3+ years developing experience at start-ups, agencies or software companies.
  • Be product focused and know what we deliver affects end users.
  • Possess a hacker’s wit and speed but be pragmatic to think about the long term.
  • You love code, languages and idiosyncrasies of the dev world.
  • Whilst we have .NET at the core of our stack, we’re pragmatic about other technologies and open-minded about yourtechnology background.
  • You enjoy learning, are interested in emerging tech and frequent sites like Hacker News and Coding Horror.
  • You need to be proactive, self-motivated and prepared for start-up life.
  • You will be a dedicated team player; we’ve got your back so make sure you have ours.

Your tech skills & our stack

As we grow so does our stack and processes. Our current obsessions are data, performance and scalability. A healthy mix of experience in our stack and beyond would be highly desirable.

  • C#, .Net, MVC, Core 2.0, Web API, EF.
  • Cloud infrastructure, AWS, Azure.
  • OO, distributed and architectural design patterns.
  • SQL, NoSql, Redis, Elastic.
  • JavaScript / React / Grunt / Webpack.
  • Code optimization / performance.
  • CI / CD, TeamCity, Octopus.
  • Integration and unit testing frameworks, Selenium.
  • Bitbucket, Git, Jira, Slack.


  • Be surrounded by smart people.
  • Be part of a close knit and growing tech team that are going places.
  • Work on a stack that you can call your own with latest software and tools.
  • Learning, learning and learning! Over the next months and years you will have worked on a variety of projects and technologiesthat pushed boundaries.
  • You inevitably will become one of the most sought after developers in London.
  • Competitive salary and generous options scheme: our ambitions are huge and we hope it pays out for all.
  • Be part of a transparent and open culture.