Luke Cousins

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Technical Director and one of the founders of VioVet Ltd. VioVet is one of the UK's largest online retailers (to consumers) in the Vet & Pet industry serving over a quarter of a million unique visitors per month, millions of monthly page views and shipping a 5 figure number of orders per week.

Twice featured in the Daily Telegraph VioVet is one of the UK's true business success stories, one of those rare company's that you simply want to deal with. We are independently rated as the UK's most trusted online retailer of pet food, medication and other pet & equine related products. VioVet supply prescription and non-prescription medication and even the veterinary-only pet foods. Excellence in customer service is central to the business and prices can be around half what you may pay at your local vet/pet shop. Easy to contact advice & order lines and a dedicated vet permanently on hand make help ensure they remain unrivaled for customer care.

We make extensive use Nginx, MariaDB, PHP-FPM, jQuery, Elasticsearch, GlusterFS, Git, HAProxy, Keepalived and many other technologies to run our fully bespoke website, back-end and warehouse management system using a considerable server setup with hundreds of processor cores and nearly a terabyte of ram. As a result we can resiliently sever our millions of regular customers a tailored version of our website and other internal systems with an average page generation time of just under 0.04s. All from a well-structured and managed code-base with plenty of strict rules and over 4,000,000 lines of code.

We're 8 years old, based in Luton, UK and growing at over 30% year on year. If you're an IT professional (especially PHP developers) and looking for an exciting, past-paced job in a young agile team working from a friendly office in Luton then get in touch. We don't bite.