Senior Systems Engineer

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We’re Tailify — an award winning influence marketing company based in London. Our purpose is to advance the science of influence. At Tailify we combine human and machine intelligence to define and bring forward the influence economy. We use data and psychology to map out influence in social networks and leverage it to help brands earn influence. We were named 2019’s Best Influencer Marketing Company in Europe. We're also a cold-headed, warm-hearted team of human beings seeking to transform ourselves and the world.

Our challenge:

While influence marketing is the most authentic, trustworthy way for consumers to discover products and services aligned with their interests, 98% of global ad spend still goes to ineffectively and non-consensually buying people’s attention. What is holding back brands from going all-in on influence marketing is inconsistent ROI from influence campaigns, which is rooted in the challenge of influencer selection. There are ~100M influencers in the world, and brands don’t have time to take each one out for dinner to find out if they’re a good match. We at Tailify are building a system to automatically match brands and influencers to maximise ROI so that each cause has the best chance of finding their champions. Solving this problem will bring forward a future where marketing is predicated on trust and speaks to our deepest aspirations, a world where the wealth of influence is owned by individuals instead of trillion-dollar tech corporations.

A day in the life of a Senior Systems Engineer

You will work side-by-side with other members of our distributed engineering team on the design and implementation of Data Processing and Machine Learning infrastructure on Google Cloud and other providers. You will join us on the journey to identify and set up DevOps and Continuous Delivery practices for our ML models. You will take care of a broad spectrum of our services and manage security baseline of the company.

We need your help with:

  • Design, implement and support the data processing infrastructure on Google Cloud and other providers.
  • Implement CI/CD processes for Data Pipelines and ML models.
  • Work together with the software engineering team to establish DevOps best practices.
  • Maintain security baseline for company systems and processes.

About you:

  • 7+ years of experience in systems/software engineering
  • Desire and ability for quick learning of new tools and technologies
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Solid understanding of Linux/Unix operating environment
  • Knowledge of network protocols (TCP/IP, SSH, HTTP, SMTP, etc)
  • Familiarity with at least one scripting language (Python, Bash, Ruby, etc)
  • Understanding of Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery practices
  • Understanding of information systems security concerns and management
  • Expertise with version control systems, especially in Git/GitHub

We would also love if you:

  • Are experienced with database management systems and/or Apache Spark
  • Have had production exposure to public cloud providers (Google Cloud, AWS, Azure)
  • Exposure to Docker/Kubernetes environment
  • Have proficiency in Python development
  • Solid software development experience in any statically typed language (Scala/Java/C++/Golang)
  • Familiarity with monitoring systems (Prometheus, Grafana, etc)

We will thrive together if you value:

  • Cold-head and warm-heart; we are a bunch of human beings seeking to transform ourselves and the world.
  • Better everyday; we question the status quo and believe that we can always do better. We constantly search for ways to improve ourselves, our work and each other.
  • Positive influence; we’re brutally honest with each other and with our clients, but always with empathy. We truly care about having an authentic positive influence on each other

What we can offer you:

  • Growth: Challenges that will nurture speedy personal and professional growth 
  • Team: A Humanocracy (flat structure) where everyone is a CEO of their own role. And friendships that lasts forever!
  • Holiday: 25 days plus bank holidays
  • Equipment: Your own MacBook, screen and a phone bill allowance (plus all the tech tools you need)
  • Flexibility: Enjoy a flexible work-from-home approach
  • Health: A £40 monthly mental and physical feel good initiative to support your well-being
  • Socials: Monthly out-of-office activities and, weekly breakfasts and other socials
  • Learning: Books on the house! Want to read and learn more? We got it covered
We usually respond within three days

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


48 Hoxton Square
N1 6PB London Directions

Who are we?

We’re a team of digital marketers, data scientists, and research psychologists determined to re-invent marketing and bring forward the influence economy.

Above all we are a bunch of curious, caring and authentic human beings who are here to challenge ourselves and our industry. We're obsessed with growth and good fun!

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