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Infrastructure Engineer

full-time Bagboard London


Bagboard is looking to change how advertising works, from the ground up. We empower consumers to be an active part of advertising and be rewarded for their engagement. At the same time, we’re giving brands a platform to engage in meaningful interactions with their audiences. We want to turn advertising into a two-way conversation and not a one-way broadcast.

At the heart of our platform is a consumer driven digital experience that actively encourages and rewards consumers to engage with our platform. The strength of our business model is that it incentivises consumers, advertisers and our retailer distribution network to not just personally gain, but also collaborate on utilising the value of our platform to solve wider social, environmental and economic problems facing us all. Advertising in the hands of the consumer.


Bagboard is scaling rapidly, aiming for a full public launch of our advertising platform in early 2019. We’re building multiple solutions, including, but not limited to:

  • RFID based data capture units
  • Machine learning supply chain optimisation solutions
  • Fully dynamic, auction-based advertising platforms
  • B2C advertising engagement apps
  • B2B business partner management apps
  • Data science management platforms

To help oversee these efforts, Bagboard is looking for an exceptional engineer to join the team. Bagboard’s technical business is broken into three teams:

  • Data Science: the machine learning and algorithmic based development that underpins our logistics and media buying solutions.
  • Feature Development: Building user facing solutions for our internal and external user bases.
  • Infrastructure: The underlying architecture and solution space that underpins the rest of the business.

This role will be within the Infrastructure team, working directly with our principal engineer. You’ll be expected to shape the overall technical landscape that the rest of our current and future engineering solutions sit upon. More importantly, your role will be to design and oversee the building of all major solutions, ensuring that they meet the commercial needs of the business within acceptable time and resource constraints. You’ll also form the centre of our nascent Dev Ops function, mostly to ensure that Bagboard is utilising methodologies that allow us to operate with a Continuous Development methodology without accruing too much technical debt. This is a senior role, and as such you’ll be expected to take a strong hand in the composition and evolution of the engineering department as Bagboard evolves.

Bagboard operates on an Agile methodology (mostly SCRUM based), and we develop in Python & PHP (Laravel), We’d expect you to be proficient within this space, but fully prepared to develop and evolve according to future needs.


  • At least 5 years of relevant experience, operating at a senior engineer/team lead level.
  • A strong understanding of industry best practices, tools and utilities across all aspects of software engineering.
  • Competency with multiple development languages. Strong evidence of being able to learn new languages as required.
  • Demonstrable commercial experience with the architecture, design and building of successful user facing solutions through full product lifecycles.
  • Current Python & PHP experience.
  • Strong desire to work for a business built on the ideals of social, economic and environmental change.
  • A bias towards solving difficult problems on the fly without hand holding.

Nice to Have

  • Experience with any variant of C, or other compiled language.
  • Worked in either the ad-tech, fin-tech or logistics sectors.
  • Experience working at a start-up, specifically with rapid scaling and growth.

  • WeWork based location - Free coffee, beer, yoga classes and much more!
  • Ability to work from home
  • Comprehensive Stock option plans
  • Pension plans
  • Training & development, as well as opportunity to grow within the company
published: Dec. 28, 2018

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