Back-End Engineer

Blippar is a leading technology company specializing in augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and computer vision. Since launching in 2011, Blippar has been a pioneer in Augmented Reality (AR), and we have since built an AR ecosystem with SaaS AR creation tools as well as an in-house AR agency working with leading brands, retailers and agencies to create experiences that captivate, inspire and inform.

What we’ll need from you:

A good background in applied computer science and ideally some recent commercial programming experience. You’ll be a self-motivated, proactive problem-solver who loves technology. Enthusiasm for automation in various forms with a desire to dive deep into new problems as well as engage with them at a conceptual level. An excellent communicator enabling you to make a valuable contribution in a dynamic, stimulating, and collaborative environment.

What you’ll get involved in:

  • Developing state-of-the-art back-end services for our industry-leading AR SaaS platform (Go, MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, GRPC, GraphQL, AWS)
  • Applying your ingenuity to address scalability, availability and integrity problems proactively; going to great lengths to avoid surprises, so that the team can concentrate on high-value work under the best conditions
  • Mentoring, but also learning from, our Site Reliability Engineers as we continue to move the department in a more software-focussed direction
  • Tracking developments across a wide range of fields and applying this knowledge to current and future projects

What you’ll get in return:

  • Work with the finest technologies, within an exciting sector and with a great team
  • Experience building and improving platforms that are used on a global scale
  • Exposure to a wide range of exciting projects, and the ability to shape our roadmap
  • A fun energetic environment to work in that values the people who work in it; free Friday lunch; company drinks; healthcare; pension contribution; annual leave and all that good stuff

You must have:
  • BS/MS/PhD in a technical field (Computer Science, Engineering)
  • Minimum of 2 years Comercial Go programming experience
  • Knowledge of UNIX[-like] systems; especially Linux
  • Expert scripting language experience, like python, perl or bash
  • Experience developing web services, with extensive knowledge of HTTP
  • A passion for writing and refactoring clean, high-quality, testable code
  • Strong CI pipeline experience


Ideally you’ll have:

  • C/C++ or Java programming experience
  • Experience with GRPC, GraphQL, MySQL and MongoDB
  • Knowledge of UNIX[-like] systems; especially Linux
  • Experience/knowledge of large scale distributed systems
  • Knowledge/experience of machine learning a plus

Salary: Up to £50K plus benefits

Please apply by attaching a cover letter and your CV. Individual applications only, no agencies.

Opening date: 20th November 2018

Closing Date: 18th December 2018

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