The Trainline is UK’s leading online provider of rail tickets and journey planning, setting the pace in mobile rail-commerce with our app ranked #1 in travel. Mobile is a strategic area of focus and investment for our business – developing new propositions and entering new sectors of the market, not simply porting our web offering onto mobile. Around half of our customer visits now come from Smartphone devices (using a mix of our website and our range of native mobile apps) generating nearly half a million visits per day.
2015 in particular was a great year for us, our app rating improved from 3 stars to 4.5 stars in the UK App Store and is consistently in Top 5 of the charts in the Travel category. We achieved this in part thanks to a total brand refresh, becoming a preinstalled demo app on iPads at the Apple Store, adopting Apple Pay and launching our Apple Watch app on day one which was picked for the Apple Watch Best of 2015 list by Apple. However, we are not complacent and have a busy roadmap to deliver, whilst remaining passionate about usability, being quick to market, and not forgetting reliability and quality of the app.
Join a highly skilled development team, building and delivering software. Use agile practices (SCRUM, two weeks iterations), continuous integration and pair programming.
We focus on continuously improving our capabilities, architecture and process as a team. We encourage our technical staff to blog about technical innovation on Trainline’s engineering blog and to contribute code to the open source community.
What you will work on:
Be actively involved in all aspects of the product lifecycle
Delivering new functionalities, using the most appropriate tools and techniques
Implementing business functionality in a testable, deployable & operable form
Continuously improving the code base, removing technical debt and providing a brilliant customer experience