JavaScript Developer

JavaScript

Location: Remote (UK based)
Employment: Full time - permanent

About Zappar

We are Zappar, the world’s leading Augmented Reality platform and creative studio. It's our mission to democratize AR & MR.

During our decade in the industry, our Creative Studio team has built over a thousand AR experiences in partnership with some of the world's biggest brands. Our team has been pioneers in showcasing how AR technology can transform packaging, illuminate events and elevate marketing campaigns with innovative, engaging content.

Our Augmented reality development toolkit, ZapWorks, puts the power of AR in the hands of designers and developers. Targeting a wide range of business customers, from Learning & Development teams at Fortune 500 companies, to some of the most innovative AR creative agencies across the world, our platform and suite of creative tools enables customers of all levels of technical and design abilities to push the boundaries of interactive creativity.

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.


What you will be doing?

At Zappar we're building the next generation of content development tools for augmented, virtual and mixed reality. Central to this is our firm belief that the web will continue in its trajectory to become the one true application platform to rule them all.

We're on a mission to bring our computer vision algorithms to the platforms and development environments already used and loved by content developers. We support a number of popular 3D web libraries, including Three.js and Babylon.js, and you'll be helping us to enhance these tools to push the limits of what's possible. You'll also be instrumental in developing support for new and emerging content platforms going forward.

To better empower AR content developers, we build upon these platforms with visual 3D tooling, and content management and publishing infrastructure. You'll be helping us define, build and iterate on these brand new products.


Skills we are looking for:

We are looking for someone to join the team that is smart, inquisitive, ambitious, collaborative and humble. The right person will have a desire to help Zappar build upon the great work that has gone before, whilst contributing a fresh perspective based on their previous professional experience.

  • Strong understanding and experience of modern JavaScript

  • A keen interest how JavaScript and the web are evolving

  • Experience with at least one web-based 3D library, e.g. Three.js, Babylon.js

  • A firm understanding of the JavaScript ecosystem, including NPM

  • Strong skills with revision control tools, preferably git

  • Experience with bundlers, including webpack

  • Experience building/publishing JavaScript libraries

Nice to have:

  • Familiarity and experience of React

  • Experience with TypeScript

  • Experience with Node.js

  • Experience or experimentation with augmented reality



Your first 6 months

Here is what your first 6 months at Zappar could look like:

Within 1 month:
  • Meeting the team, and joining your first stand-ups

  • Getting up to speed with Zappar’s products and services

  • Checkout and build of our repositories for local development

  • Meeting with other key stakeholders at the company across Marketing, Sales, Customer Success and Learning & Support to understand the wider context of your work

  • For ongoing projects, attending meetings and providing ideas

  • Work on some self-contained tasks to get up-to-speed with our processes

Within 3 months:
  • Tackling bigger tasks, such as new features

  • Working closely with the wider product team

  • Better understanding of our product set and who are the customers that we serve


Within 6 months:
  • Working with the team on projects throughout the full development lifecycle

  • You're a voice of authority on what's possible with the technology in ideation and workshopping sessions

  • You are a confident communicator across the business, and able to present your work to stakeholders of multiple levels and teams

  • You have developed a strong understanding of the augmented reality ecosystem and all the things that go with it

  • You are contributing ideas to the roadmap from your growing understanding of the product and how it can be used and enhanced



Culture at Zappar

While our Zappar family has got 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 run a ‘work where you work best’ policy (UK only) so you can be fully remote if you wish. 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!

For those in the office, we have Friday drinks and we have a quarterly town hall 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 been recognized as one of Fast Company’s ‘World’s Most Innovative Companies’.

We actively encourage underrepresented applicants: if you need any assistance or additional information with applying, please contact Alys Martin (Head of People).

Ready to join our team?

Upload your CV as PDF or Docx.

Or send a CV over to jobs@zappar.com and tell us a bit about yourself.

Please note that Zappar will store all applications on record for 90 days. If you would like us to delete your data before that time, please let us know and we will do so within 7 days.