Vaibhav Sharma - Java Developer
Michail Sflomos - PHP Developer
Javier Ruiz Lazaro - Java Developer
Meet the people using their ninja coding skills to help us make the world’s biggest car hire website bigger – and better.
What motivated me for working at Rental Cars.com and coming here every morning to work is that the things that you do are tested on real users in a matter of hours or days. It’s like all the precision of your work is tested on real users for months or even years. It’s something very motivating because what you are doing, its going to be seen and used by thousands of users every day.
We have a lot of freedom with what technology we want to work on, when we have new projects come we research the new technologies in the market, not work with the ones we have already been working with for some time but enhance on that. Research new things, use them and find the best fit for the requirement. It actually grows them as individuals too.
There are many teams so it means that you can have a good teamwork between teams. You can develop something, a part of a big project and another team develops another part and then in the end they combine and then you can see the final product which is something which is nice, yes.
Piece of work I am most proud of is I worked on the first idea for the company. It is an interface which allows the user to select their flight number. As we know when are we going to pick up the car, so we can guess the place and the time that they might be at some airport so it’s very intrusive and user can select their flight in just a number of seconds and it’s a call to an API and we filter on the relevant result and it’s interesting and it was the first project that really amazed me and it was a successful fill rate.
When I have a new project, if I’m looking for inspiration I’ll usually go to a senior developer asking for some advice because usually they know a lot more and they can always guide you with some useful information. But there are many conferences around Manchester so sometimes a conference might be a good source of information.
The company is way different than it used to be 2-3 years back. It has grown, they are taking on new businesses, new countries, new languages and they are always adapting to the new technical changes in the market. If you are willing and you do new research and you come up with a technology that can be really suitable for the company, it’s in.