Mobile Web Developer

About the role:

The Product team are responsible for optimising the company online browsing experience for Property Owners and Customers, ensuring that they have the best experience possible and achieve the maximum conversion from web session to enquiry/ booking. This will involve developing the site for web and mobile usage, ensuring consistency of brand and content. 

Product Developers will be a constant role model for the company, providing well crafted, resilient websites that optimise the online journey for customers and property owners alike.

The role includes identifying, sharing and spreading best practise throughout the business, and demonstrating excellent teamwork.

They will be accountable for delivery in the following areas:

A/B site testing

  •       Conceiving potential adjustments to the UX on the website
  •       Taking start – finish ownership of the creating, coding, testing and implementation of adjustments to the site, ensuring these are thoroughly tested and smoothly implemented
  •       Analysing the test data for website adjustments to draw conclusions about the success of an experiment, understanding the sample group and any potential impact on results
  •       Producing well-crafted code that can be integrated successfully into the existing web structure


  •       Share knowledge and solutions for the benefit of the team
  •       Contribute and work collaboratively with other staff members and project stakeholders to meet business objectives
  •       Contribute to process improvement wherever possible
  •       Take pride in owning the work delivered, anticipating potential issues wherever possible and being solution driven
  •       Participate in planning and review meetings

Personal Management 

  •       Effectively manage own time, resources and journey plans to achieve maximum efficiency and productivity
  •       Role models values, philosophy and business goals and objectives
  •       Constantly seeks out opportunities for self-development
 About You

We are looking for a commercially-minded developer with strong PHP, HTML, Javascript and CSS skills and experience of creating object-orientated code using SOLID principles. You will have experience of MVC frameworks (such as Laravel) and a working knowledge of version control software (such as Git). 

You will be comfortable working in an Agile, improvement-focussed environment and be keen to implement change that positively impacts the business.

To support with our current projects, experience of A/B testing, UX (user experience) and mobile site development experience would be welcome but aren't essential.  

About Us

Sykes is one of the UK's leading independent holiday cottage rental providers. By 2020, we're aiming to be Number One in the UK. It's an ambitious goal, but that hasn't stopped us succeeding before. Our success has been recognised both within and beyond our industry - we've won a prestigious "Best in Industry" award at the British Travel Awards for the last four years, and have been recognised by the London Stock Exchange Group as one of the "1,000 companies to inspire Britain". 

We're a fast-paced, exciting company to work for, but haven't forgotten our roots from Sykes' founding days at a kitchen table. 

Although we work hard, we also believe in rewarding that hard work. In addition to salaries, we offer a generous benefits package including:

  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Annual bonus scheme 
  • Staff pension 
  • Private Medical
  • Death in Service payment
  • Subsidised park and ride passes 
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Long service awards - cash payments and increases in holiday allowances
  • Staff discount on cottage holidays
  • Free worldwide travel insurance (including family members)
  • Wellness extras, including free annual flu jabs, reflexology sessions and free fruit supplied in the office