Appear Here

Appear Here is the leading marketplace for short-term retail space. Our mission is to create a world where anyone with an idea can find space to make it happen.

Founded 2013
51-200 employees
  • Real Estate & Property Management
  • Headquarters address
    13-19 Vine Hill, London EC1R 5DW, UK
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    What do we do

    Appear Here is the leading marketplace for short-term retail space, working with everyone from industry leading brands to exciting start-ups. From the guy with just an idea to the established brands like Chanel, Nike, Spotify and Netflix, we are here to make their idea happen by connecting them to the best spaces globally and providing a seamless experience to match their different needs and aspirations.

    We’ve raised over $20m in funding to date - from tier one investors Balderton and Octopus, as well as some of the biggest in the retail and property industry, such as Natalie Massenet, founder of Net-a-Porter. Named one of Wired Magazine's ‘100 Hottest Start-Ups’ and The Financial Times’ most ‘Disruptive Companies’, Appear Here has become the go-to destination to make innovative and creative retail ideas happen across London, Paris and New York. We believe we’re building a game changer for both the retail and property industries, and so far 200,000+ brands and thousands of landlords joined our mission.

    As a part of our Product team, you will be a key part of revolutionising our platform and bringing new features to life. You’ll be building an amazing user experience for brands and landlords globally. As well as creating a seamless backend platform for our Concierge Team and Landlord Partners.

    Exciting challenges lie ahead—new destinations, technologies, and services. It’s a great time to join and be part of our increasingly diverse team that focus on finding creative solutions and, ultimately, empowering our global community. Come join us!

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    We help power events like London Fashion Week

    Our values

    No bullshit

    We don't do politics or excuses. We say it how it is, even when it's painful.

    Own it

    We don't talk about ideas, we make them happen.

    Punch above

    If our ambitions aren't terrifying, we aren't pushing ourselves enough.

    Think frugal

    We're a small company with big ambitions.

    Always commit

    As a team, we always commit to the decision that's been made.

    Do right

    It's simple: do the right thing.


    Engineering at Appear Here

    As for our tech stack, our backend is a Ruby on Rails application, backed by PostgreSQL. The majority of our frontend applications are written in React, and we enforce static types with Flow. We also run GraphQL to expose our main API to our frontend applications. Our entire infrastructure is on AWS, which is provisioned using Terraform. We run our applications on Kubernetes (EKS). CI/CD follow GitOps principle and we currently use Jenkins as our CI tool of choice. We follow a structured Kanban process so everyone on the team knows what’s going on. We also use Algolia to power all our search-related features. For our data science projects, we use Python along with Redshift, AWS Sagemaker, and PostgreSQL extensively.

    We support open-source software and we try to contribute and share whenever it is possible. Here are a few of our public projects:

    Our product engineering team is currently 10 people, and best of all we have a couple of office dogs named Otto and Eddie 🐶 🐶.


    Our recruitment process

    When hiring developers for our Product team at Appear Here, we aim to find the right balance between (1) giving you the necessary information about us and what we do so that you can make an informed decision about your next career move, (2) evaluating your technical skills and cultural fit and (3) appreciating that you’re most likely interviewing at a handful of companies which can take up a substantial amount of time during and outside of your current day job.

    We like to move quickly so we’ve created this three-step process that typically takes one week from start to finish (i.e. from your CV submission to sending you an offer).

    Step One: Initial 30 Minute Phone Call
    Step Two: One Hour Live Coding Challenge via Video Conference
    Step Three: Half-Day Interview

    Tip: You can find more detailed information about each step here:
    https://medium.com/appear-here-product-engineering/how-we-hire-product-developers-at-appear-here-9a2a684b1b08


    What else?

    What can you expect

    Plenty of social activities, including board games evening at the office, product team nights out (bowling, darts, mini-golf, and more) and a monthly product team lunch at a local restaurant

    Hear from amazing speakers within different industries. Appear Here hosts an 'Underground Session' event each month, inviting 4 experts to share their experiences and opinions. We also have an internal 'Global Gathering' once a year which includes exclusive talks from investors, industry-leading brands, and inspiring members of our community.

    Sharing culture through our Product talks. If you have learned something new, this is the place to share it with the team through a short presentation.

    Team Friday lunch once a week our company comes together for a team lunch. This is an opportunity to get to know people from different teams while enjoying dishes from our favourite local restaurants.


    Other useful links

    The Product Blog – learn more about our day-to-day as well as our technical challenges and ambitions.
    https://medium.com/appear-here-product-engineering

    Our Team Instagram – a sneak peek of what our team gets up to in and outside of our our office..

    Appear Here’s Youtube – get inspired with our community videos, campaigns and talks held by Appear Here.
    https://www.youtube.com/user/AppearHere

    Tech stack

    Ruby on Rails, HTML/CSS/Javascript, React, Redux, GraphQL, PostgreSQL, Redshift, Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins X and AWS

    Benefits

    Compensation and retirement

    Stock Options

    Vacation and time off

    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Work from home flexibility

    Personal development

    Job training
    Hackathons

    Values and quality of life

    Accessible via public transportation
    Snacks and beverages
    Catered breakfasts
    Catered lunches
    Company activities
    Games and recreation
    Pet-friendly workplace
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