Front End Developer - Alternative Airlines

Gatwick Airport, Horley

Closing date: 01/03/2019

We are a young and growing company in the fast-moving travel sector. Our team are hard-working, driven and extremely committed to everything they do. At Alternative Airlines, our staff are important and we are committed to their on-going personal development. is an on-line travel agency offering a wider choice of flights for its customers. By working with more airlines worldwide, including smaller regional carriers, we offer a greater choice of flight options at lower prices. If you would like to join our business, then please keep on reading....

We are expanding the team and looking for a talented and creative Front-End Developer to join us!

Job Description:

These are very exciting times at Alternative Airlines. We are putting together a top notch team of front enders and an exceptional designer to help overhaul the front end of


The role will be focused on the front-end development of Alternative Airlines’ platform and projects will include a complete overhaul of the front end of the website. Designing and implementing new features into the flight booking process, creating customer-facing landing pages to promote new features and airlines available through as well as the management of the existing front-end platform.


Working collaboratively, and alongside a cross-functional team you will take a user-centred development approach to address complex design problems and work closely with other front end devs and a designer. You’ll devise compelling ideas, ideate possibilities and create concepts at different levels of fidelity. You will have a hands on approach with a keen eye for bringing designs to life with great interfaces whilst maintaining the structural integrity and standard of the frontend codebase. Through effective implementation, the successful candidate will help create an excellent user experience across all devices including desktop, mobile and tablet.


We don't offshore, and we dont take on contractors. You will be a part of our team, and your input is valued. We'll listen to your ideas, and you'll get the chance get to bring them to life. Have a killer idea on Monday? Great!, lets put in on the site on Tuesday and A/B test it. If our customers love it as much as you do, it stays.

Skills Range:

• Strong understanding of HTML, CSS, Less/Sass, Javascript, Jquery
• Being familiar with React would be a bonus!
• Basic understanding of PHP and comfortable working on the front-end code within or alongside it.
• An eye for good design and what makes a great user experience.
• Experience building mobile friendly and responsive designs.
• Experience of e-commerce in travel and airline preferred, but not essential.
• Understanding and experience in version control using for example Git and Git workflows
• A passion for excellent user experiences and interactions.

Person Specification:


What we will give you:

Highly competitive salary
Access to discounted air travel
Opportunity to attend airline hosted events
23 days holiday
Flexible working

We have regular socials and try to afford our staff the right work-life balance to make sure they can focus on the things that matter to them.


What we expect from you:

Willing to constantly learn: New ideas, new techniques, new technologies.

An understanding that your ideas make a difference.

Sometimes ideas don't work out. You need to be prepared to fail/learn and move onto the next project.



• Willingness to learn new techniques and skills
• Entrepreneurial

Key Area: Programming/Development 15-1131.00Programming/Development
Salary: Depending on experience
Attendance: Full-Time

No agencies please

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