Platform Engineer

Location: Sydney


PLAYGROUND XYZ is an advertising technology business headquartered in Sydney with operations in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, London, Los Angeles and New York. 

Our mission is to master the art and science of maximizing attention. To do this, we’ve built the world's first AI that can measure how long an ad was looked at (a metric we call Attention Time). Fuelled and verified by real eye tracking data, but able to throw off the shackles of panels and instead scale infinitely across the world wide web, our AI is set to revolutionize the way that digital media is measured, bought and sold.

We're a fast growing business with every major agency group and great list of top tier publishers using our technology. We’re a team of mobile experts with an unrelenting focus on quality products and tech.

Our tech is being used by top 100 brands across the globe. We've won coveted 'Marketing Technology Company of the Year' awards from both B&T and Mumbrella and featured twice as a Rising Star in the Deloitte Fast 50 Technology Awards.

We're a passionate, enthusiastic team who are genuinely spending our days doing what we love the most - creating new disruptive technologies and products for big brands.

The Role

We need a passionate backend engineer for our APAC team, based in Sydney. We’re looking for someone who:

  • Has solid experience building end to end user platforms, front-end user interface and supporting backend and data layer.
  • Is an accomplished engineer using Typescript/Javascript NodeJS stack.
  • Has solid experience with ReactJS and related technologies.
  • Has a good understanding of NodeJS API libraries.
  • Is autonomous in investigating best approach to a problem and finding innovative solutions
  • Strong communication skills

We’ll look very favourably on someone: 

  • With experience React state management using Redux, Flux or Mobx
  • Understands and write intermediary level SQL for PostgreSQL

Technologies we work with: 

  • Jest, Cypress, ES6, Typescript, NodeJS, ReactJS, PostgreSQL, Bash, Redis...
  • Express, Sails
  • Jira, Slack

Other requirements: 

  • Must have the right to work in Australia

What we offer

  • A fantastic company culture driven by hard-working but fun people 
  • The opportunity to build industry leading ad tech products
  • A competitive salary package 
  • Flexible work policy with ability to work from home most of the time
  • Complete company transparency including monthly status updates
  • A team culture where contribution is valued in architecture, workflow and tech stack decisions

To apply

Send a CV to with a brief cover letter describing why you think this is the right role for you.