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Joshua Vaughan

Meet Joshua, a Java Developer based at our Hammersmith HQ.

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Joshua has been part of the loveholidays story for a year and a half


What is your favourite holiday destination and why?

Download Festival is my only regular holiday destination.  I absolutely love it and I have been there rocking out, usually in the rain, for about the last 13 years!  However there is a chance my wife might read this so I will say my favourite holiday destination is Vietnam.  We spent two wonderful weeks there exploring the delicious cuisine, relaxing on pristine beaches, getting customised clothes made and also had a couple of nights on a boat at the majestic Ha Long Bay.  I can’t wait to go back.


What does your role involve?

I am a Java developer in the Book team.  Our team is responsible for maintaining and improving a number of services that take a user through the journey of booking their holiday and managing it afterwards.  I spend the majority of my time building, breaking and testing new features for these applications.  It’s immensely rewarding to know the work I do in the office impacts our customers so directly whatever their destination might be.


What are your main work projects/challenges for 2019?

I am currently working on adding support for multi-leg flights to the site.  Currently we only support direct flights so this will potentially open up many exciting new destinations for our customers.

If you had to pick one thing you love about working at loveholidays, what would it be?

The balance between hard work and good fun.  My colleagues are fantastic and create an environment where high standards are demanded both in the office, when creating new features for the site, and in the kitchen/pub on a Friday after work when creating new memories with a few beers and some table footy.

What would be your pitch for someone considering joining loveholidays?

I feel that loveholidays is an exciting and liberating place to work.  In the office I am surrounded by very smart people who challenge and push me to be better every day.  I don’t feel restricted in my job at loveholidays and relish this and also the responsibility I’m given in the company.  If this sounds like somewhere you’d thrive then get involved.

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