Full Stack Developer


London | Full-Time

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Full Stack Engineer

About Zappar

We are Zappar, an award winning AR platform and creative studio rolled into one. It's our mission to democratize AR & MR.Our team have created groundbreaking experiences for the world's biggest brands - showcasing how AR technology can transform packaging, illuminate events and elevate marketing campaigns with innovative, engaging content.Our ZapWorks toolkit puts the power of AR in the hands of designers and developers, enabling them to push the boundaries of interactive creativity, both with and without code.We are also the proud creators of ZapBox, the first affordable, mixed reality kit that allows developers and businesses to reimagine how they design, build and create 3D experiences.

About this role:

Our new full stack developer will be working as part of a cross functional agile development team, including a head of product, technical architect, data analyst, UI and UX designers plus front-end and back-end developers.

The right candidate will be an experienced engineer who has good technical skills in both JavaScript and Django, as well as a background in mentoring more junior team members. As well as writing your own code, you will perform code reviews and help to ensure that the standard of our work is continuously improving.

As you develop your expertise in our product offering, you will also work collaboratively with the CTO, Head of Product, and Technical Architect to define the roadmap and technical approach.

There is the potential for line-management responsibilities in this role, although it is not a requirement if that is not something you wish to pursue. You will however be expected to help mentor our less experienced team members.

We believe in the benefits of diverse teams so welcome applications from all!

About our tech stack:

You will be joining a platform team that develops and maintains all of Zappar’s websites and applications, including our creative tools: ZapWorks Studio and ZapWorks Designer.

Our platform utilizes all of the proprietary computer vision technologies that are developed by our Research and Development team (complete with three PhDs).

Our websites, CMS and tools make good use of modern standards and techniques to build awesome features, speed-up development and give the end-user the best experience possible. On the front-end you can expect to find a collection of web-components built with Sass and TypeScript and on the back-end some APIs built with Python, NodeJS and Go, a set of Django applications and a few PostgreSQL databases.

What will you be working on?

We have an exciting roadmap for 2019/20 which you play a super important role in defining and executing against. In the coming months you can expect to contribute to launching our own version of WebAR, iterating on the user experience of our web applications, as well as helping to build the next generation of our creative tools.

Why join Zappar?

Both augmented reality and Zappar are growing fast, and as a result the company are looking to invest and scale up our engineering team to help us to bring our award winning products to market faster.

This role offers the right candidate an opportunity to join one of the most innovative companies in Europe, who continue to be the chosen AR partner of some of the biggest brands in the world despite a competitive landscape.

Zappar in 2019 won the Best Campaign Award at the industry leading Auggie Awards for our partnership with 7-11 and their loyalty app. Our creative software, ZapWorks has also won a number of awards for being the most complete AR solution, including best developer tool at the 2018 Auggies.

Other than the exciting (industry leading no less!) work, any other pluses to working at Zappar?

Our Zappar family are based in a lovely (dog-friendly!) office in beautiful leafy Chiswick complete with shower facilities, bike storage and surrounded by some amazing shops, coffee shops and pubs.

We operate flexible start and finish times to make life a bit easier for anyone who wants to spend time with their children, join an exercise class or just have a lie in!

Every Friday, we have drinks and we also host a monthly Friday breakfast and a quarterly team lunch where we all get together for updates on the company performance.

Our socials have included tours of the Sipsmith’s distillery and a team scavenger hunt across London. We truly are at the cutting edge of AR and have just been recognized as one of Fast Company’s ‘World’s Most Innovative Companies’.