onefinestay HQ

Handmade hospitality for stays in the finest homes.

Founded 2010
201-500 employees
  • Hotels, Restaurants, Leisure, Travel, & Hospitality
  • Headquarters address
    St John St, London EC1V 4PA, UK

    What is onefinestay?

    We’re pioneers of handmade hospitality. We offer travellers a new, better way to experience a city – staying in the finest private homes with everything taken care of. For homeowners (our hosts) we offer a way to earn additional income from guests, handling everything from marketing to managing their home while they’re away.

    So that our hosts don’t have to, we prepare the home, and meet the guests. We provide 24/7 support to handle any issues during a guest’s stay, and once the guest departs, we get the home ready for the host’s return. We provide our host peace of mind knowing their home, often their most valuable asset, is in safe hands and eliminating hassle while our guests enjoy their home.

    For guests, we provide them with support the moment they come to our site to explore our portfolio of homes, helping them pick the right home to suit their needs, and guiding them through check-in and check-out at the home. We provide them with housekeeping and concierge services to make their stay as comfortable and memorable as possible.

    The role of engineering at onefinestay

    What sets us apart (and makes us an entirely new category of accommodation, in fact) is the high touch personal service layer built into our product - the technology behind what you see at is just the tip of the iceberg. We’re a logistically complex, technology-enabled business, and the majority of our tech goes towards building operational systems to provide services which are the core of the host and guest experience. We build and implement technology to get the right people, equipped with the right tools, to the right place at the right time. Engineering at onefinestay involves, among other things:

    • Building technology to determine which items are required to get the home ready for a guest; how the hosts’ valuables are stored and tracked; items required to get the home ready for the hosts’ return.
    • Using technology to resolve scheduling and routing problems, determining the optimum route a delivery driver needs to take to make handovers to teams waiting at multiple homes without delays.
    • Building sophisticated operational support systems to manage chain of custody for valuable assets.
    • Developing complex ERP and CRM systems to manage internal and external resources.
    • Building our solutions in a scalable way to accelerate business growth.

    Reasons you should join the Engineering team at onefinestay

    Here are some great reasons to join our Engineering team:

    • Our engineers work on interesting, innovative, complex systems to support the business.
    • We are passionate about open source software.
    • We build mobile apps, APIs and operational support software.
    • We use many different tech stacks including Python, PHP, Java, iOS, Android, Server side rendering with React, Django and ImmutableJS
    • We are agile about Agile. Always improving and redefining our process.
    • We’re always exploring and experimenting with new and cutting-edge technologies.
    • Our engineers get the opportunity to work both on existing systems as well as greenfield projects.
    • You will be joining a team of intelligent, driven and thoughtful engineers with scrupulous attention to detail.
    • As a company we put a lot of effort into individual personal development and our management teams are keen to ensure the wellbeing and growth of our employees.

    Tech stack

    Python, Django, React with Redux and ImmutableJS, iOS - ObjectiveC and Swift, AWS Lambda / API Gateway / Cognito


    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    onefinestay HQ - Some of our Tech team at our recent birthday party
    onefinestay HQ - iOS Meetup November @ onefinestay offices
    onefinestay HQ - Summer BBQ's in the onefinestay garden
    onefinestay HQ - Barista training and espresso martinis
    onefinestay HQ - I scream for ice cream
    onefinestay HQ - Our Head of Technology Sathya speaking to a packed room of developers at an event on Tech & Culture