Careers


We are Central America’s largest online travel agency and have been in business since 1999.  If you want to become part of a dynamic company with growth opportunities and a fun, relaxed environment, apply to become part of our team. We are passionate about serving customers and creating unforgettable experiences. We achieve this by hiring great people who view this career as more than just another Costa Rica job. Please send your resume to jobs@namutravel.com, stating the position you would like to apply for in the email subject.

Current Job Openings:

.NET Developer
Audio Visual Content Editor
Online Advertising Specialist
Logistics and Reservations Representative
Travel Consultant
Web/Graphic Design Internship

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.NET Developer

Technology Department | Full-time
Job Summary
The .NET Developer is responsible for developing and maintaining the company .NET based web applications. This person covers the most relevant technologies and frameworks across the entire software stack. This position reports directly to the .Net Lead and is involved in hands-on development work that is critical to the success of the business.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain web applications built on any one of the Microsoft development environments and frameworks.
  • Develop and maintain web applications built on widely used client side technologies.
  • Write application document specifications at the system and operational level.
  • Provide maintenance and technical support for the legacy applications of the company.
  • Support internal customer service requests.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent field of study.
  • Minimum 5 years of full-time demonstrated .Net development experience using C# including at least 4 years of Web development experience.
  • Intermediate knowledge and experience on .NET Framework 4 and above.
  • Intermediate knowledge and experience on ASP.NET 4 (MVC and Web API), Entity framework 6 and LINQ.
  • Knowledge of .NET Framework Core, ASP.NET Core and Entity framework Core is a plus.
  • Skills on HTML5, CSS3, Javascript libraries like jQuery or React and frameworks like Angular 4.0.
  • Good understanding and proven experience using design patterns, data structures and tiered architecture like SOA.
  • Demonstrated experience with SQL programming and advanced understanding of relational databases like SQL Server and MySQL.
  • Daily hands-on development experience using latest Visual Studio versions.
  • Experience in Agile working environments is a plus.
  • B2+ English and Spanish communication skills (oral and written).



 

Audio Visual Content Editor

Marketing Department | Full-time
Job Summary
The Audio Visual Content Editor’s primary role is to create hi-end, professional audio visual content that will be client facing across a number of primary platforms for the Namu Travel Group. The main content will be made up of editing videos and editing photos and creating visual graphics for marketing purposes.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the complete process of video production for promotional, marketing videos. This includes pre-production, shooting on location as well as in-house and post-production: Editing, publication and marketing.
  • Assist in producing ads that aid the Namu Travel brands to drive more traffic to the website to help achieve the departmental goals.
  • Facilitate and help the company in select areas of marketing such as: Social Media, Video Blogs, editing of Visual Content across our sites and Out Bound Marketing in all forms including email.
  • Assist in video marketing via Youtube SEO and video outreach across platforms to drive traffic to our sites and to make our videos available to a greater audience with the aid of Networking.
  • Assist and at times lead meetings, provide reports, metrics and findings to superior.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree of at least 3 years in the field of either: Design / Photography / Audio Visual Production / Moving Image / Marketing.
  • Intermediate to Advanced training in full video production from Pre –to Post production.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience with video editing and photo manipulation.
  • Minimum of 1 year working as part of team under direction in the audio-visual field.
  • Intermediate B2 English level.
  • Basic knowledge of Youtube SEO & video marketing to improve outreach.
  • Advanced experience working with DSLR cameras and filming equipment.
  • Advanced skills with Adobe CC: Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Premiere & Adobe After Effects CC.


 

Online Advertising Specialist

Marketing Department | Full-time
Job Summary
The Online Advertising Specialist is responsible for supporting web marketing initiatives across the entire NAMU Travel Group. The Online Advertising Specialist works as part of a team to ensure that NAMU´s paid online goals are met according to agreed criteria.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and serve as main contact for all online advertising projects and campaigns to meet team goals
  • Manage, review, and perform daily account responsibilities associated with advertising on Google, Yahoo, Bing, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and other platforms
  • Manage display network placement lists on AdWords and through other platforms
  • Maintain and monitor keyword bids, account daily and monthly budget caps, impression share, quality score, and other important account metrics
  • Provide recommendations and execute strategies for keyword opportunities, campaign structuring, targeting, ad placements, and other facets of online advertising
  • Manage the creation of large keyword lists
  • Provide creative copy suggestions and graphical ad templates
  • Monitor and administer web analytics dashboards, reports and key reporting tools, and make decisions relating to ad performance, user engagement, conversions, etc.
  • Maintain and deliver scheduled and on-demand reports on budget, goals and revenue tracking, and other major metrics

Job Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years of recent experience in online advertising (Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Social Media Marketing, Programmatic Advertising, Display Networks, etc), with proven proficiency in managing moderate to large scale accounts and a track record generating ROI for competitive industries
  • Deep understanding and working knowledge of major online advertising platforms and technologies
  • Excellent analytical thinking, with broad experience using a variety of tools, including Google Analytics and advertising platform and third-party tools.
  • AdWords, Google Analytics, BingAds, Facebook ads certifications a plus
  • Good copywriting (ad) skills
  • Graphic design skills desirable
  • Ability to multitask and work to deadlines
  • Responsible and proactive team player
  • Problem Solver: ability to fix complex issues
  • Strong organizational and time management skills


 

Logistics and Reservations Representative

Travel Experience Department | Full-time
Responsible for developing, implementing and ensuring adherence to Logistics, Reservations & Operations Processes set forth by the Namu Travel Group. Manage and oversee the logistics and quality of the product throughout the process and develop plans to increase efficiency.

The position will monitor data within the Namu Travel Group Systems following the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) within the Travel Experience Logistics & Reservations process. The representative is responsible of supporting the activities of the Travel Experience Department in day-to-day activities, duties and issues with customers and suppliers.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the Logistic Process when receiving a new sale to the delivery of the product
  • Manage the Reservations process
  • Ensure that the itinerary complies with Namu’s Policies and SOP’s accurate following
  • Run and send reports to aid management in increasing Logistics KPI’s and daily workload
  • KPIs: Work together with team co-workers to achieve the objectives, goals and KPIs
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the other departments, assist / back-up them when requested
  • Establish plans to increase the quality of the product from beginning to end of the service lifecycle
  • Assistance in departmental projects
  • Issue Reporting
  • Basic knowledge of Concierge/Client Services processes

Job Requirements

  • High School degree
  • Technical Degree in Tourism, Client Services or English preferred (is a plus)
  • Advanced written and spoken English (B2+)
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Proficient in issue management
  • Team player
  • Organized
  • Creative and proactive
  • Basic knowledge of Logistics & Reservations processes: Logistic Check, Reservations
  • Basic knowledge of Concierge processes: in-country support

Travel Consultant


Sales Department | Full-time

Why Work With Us?

Here at Namu Travel, we don’t just plan vacations—we create unique, seamless, travel experiences that leave a lasting impression on even the most seasoned traveler. An innovative and entrepreneurial spirit is what brought us from a two-person startup in 1999, to being currently the largest local agency in Central America.

Job Overview:

We believe that a country is best experienced with the help of a local friend to advise, plan and enhance our guests’ time in the country. Our Travel Consultants engage our customers through warm consultative techniques to find out what matters most to them while on vacation. We seek candidates who possess  wanderlust, enjoy consultative sales, and strive for personal and professional greatness.

Our team of Travel Consultants travels every corner of this beautiful country to ensure we have the most accurate information about every tour and hotel we offer our clients. We provide qualified leads that we attract via our promotional efforts. As a consultant, it is your job to identify the client’s needs and use your first-hand knowledge to design a unique package that exceeds their expectations.

Compensation:

By leveraging mobile technology it’s possible to be available ‘round the clock to ensure our clients are met with excellent travel advice and assistance in planning their much-deserved tropical getaway.

Your career at Namu begins with a 90-day intensive training period. We want your full attention and enthusiasm during training, so you will receive a monthly stipend to make sure your basic needs are met. Most trainees begin selling before the training period ends.

After the 90 day training period, the stipend is removed and your compensation is 100% commission based. But Fear Not—Serious Work Comes with Serious Reward! Average consultants earn commissions and bonuses equating to $36,000 annually. Top producing consultants earn $45,000 or more.

Perks:

  • Frequent travel to luxury hotels throughout Costa Rica
  • After completing the first year of your contract you are eligible to work 100% from anywhere in the world* with a flexible schedule (high speed internet required)
  • Challenging Career Opportunities: all our Sales Management Team (and 2 owners!) started in Sales
  • A work climate characterized by respect for the individual and celebration of differences
  • An empowering and engaging work environment surrounded by the best Travel Professionals in the business

Desired Skills and Experience

Candidates Must:

  • Have phenomenal communication skills. Native English is a requirement.
  • Reside full-time in Costa Rica*
  • Be in San José for 90 days. The 90-day expert training is held in our San José offices
  • Be hungry for knowledge. Attend trips to hotels countrywide to ensure the most current product knowledge

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Is a creative problem-solver who loves challenge
  • Is highly disciplined and self-motivated
  • Thrives in a goal-based atmosphere
  • Is insightful and Innovative
  • Is honest, trustworthy and professional
  • Seeks Financial Freedom
  • Exudes confidence
  • Is a lifelong learner who seeks personal and professional development

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • High school degree
  • Proficient in basic computer skills (typing, MS office, Internet browsing)
  • Strong communication skills

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in consultative sales, solution-sales or customer service
  • Working knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, etc)
  • A university degree

To Apply:

If you are interested in a position with our sales team please submit your resume with a professional cover letter to jobs@namutravel.com. Remember, this is a sales position and you are encouraged to ‘sell’ your talents as they pertain to the job description.

The cover letter is MANDATORY and should answer these three questions:

  1. What motivates you to be part of our team?
  2. What 3 skills or traits do you feel will most contribute to your success as a Travel Consultant?
  3. What is your favorite “travel experience” in Costa Rica?   Why?

 


Web/Graphic Design Internship (paid)

Marketing Department | Full-time Temporary Internship

Want to get real-world work experience at Central America’s largest online travel company?

Come work at the Namu Travel Group where we specialize in personalized boutique vacations to Costa Rica, Panama, and Nicaragua.

If you:

  • are an advanced student or recently graduated in Web or Graphic Design
  • are looking for a challenge as you get work experience, and
  • are a team player who is passionate about creating and editing graphic material for online platforms (websites, social media, email marketing, web advertising),

then we want YOU as our Web Design Intern!

Work in a fun, relaxed environment as you gain valuable work experience.

Your responsibilities:

  • Assist in the complete process of photo, image and graphic production for promotional, marketing and sales content. This includes creating from scratch or editing existing assets.
  • Facilitate and help the company in select areas of marketing such as website content, social media, outbound (email) marketing and online advertising.
  • Any other task that is requested of the employee that is related to his or her role should be performed.

To join the NAMU family, send your CV and a short explanation of why you want to work with us to jobs@namutravel.com.

Please note that this is a six-month full-time internship and we offer a subsidy.

 

 

WHY WORK WITH US?

Here at Namu Travel, we don’t just plan vacations– we create unique, seamless, travel experiences that leave a lasting impression on even the most seasoned traveler. An innovative and entrepreneurial spirit is what brought us from a two-person startup in 1999, to being currently the largest local agency in Central America.