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Storyblocks (formerly VideoBlocks)

Senior Software Engineer at Storyblocks (formerly VideoBlocks)

Washington DC · Full Time
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Job Description

We are looking for a software engineer to join our team of developers and help design and build our increasingly complex architecture. You will work on a team of top-notch engineers responsible for supporting the tech behind our current and future web properties.

If you are looking for a place where, on any given day, you could be architecting Docker containers for a production environment, tuning Elasticsearch for an optimized search algorithm, deploying auto-scaling servers in AWS, writing new features in PHP/MySQL and Node.js/Mongo, soldering servo drivers for your latest hackathon project, or problem-solving with marketing and analytics to troubleshoot the latest data anomaly, then this is the place for you!


-Develop features within Agile/Scrum environment for our core products and supporting technologies
-Practice test-driven development with regular participation in code reviews and design reviews
-Come up with fun projects for our regular hackathons
-Communicate directly with our Product, Marketing, Sales, Customer Service, Finance, and Content teams regularly to refine requirements and develop features
-Be a team player! Be honest, give regular constructive feedback, come up with team activities, etc. Help the team grow and help VideoBlocks grow you


-BA/BS in Computer Science or related technical field, or a suitable technical certification
-2+ years of professional software development experience
-Proficient in any structured and object-oriented programming languages (we’re language agnostic), relational databases, or NoSQL databases
-Demonstrated ability to problem solve and develop large-scale software products
-Communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
-Ability to collaborate with people at all levels across functions

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Video Blocks does not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class. We support workplace diversity.

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What We're Building

Video Blocks is a profitable, venture backed technology company, recently recognized by Inc. Magazine as being the fourth fastest growing media company in the United States. offers a subscription-based service that provides members with unlimited downloads of stock video, motion backgrounds, production music, sound effects, special effects, After Effects templates and more.

We empower over 100,000 customers to enhance their creative projects, ranging from professional production studios like NBC, to pro-sumers and enthusiasts like colleges, churches and video editing hobbyists. These users download over 1,000,000 video and audio clips from each month.

In 2013, Video Blocks was ranked the 32nd fastest growing technology company in the US/Canada, and the 2nd fastest growing technology company in the DC region by Deloitte for the Fast500, for achieving 7,000% revenue growth over the past 5 years.

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Storyblocks (formerly VideoBlocks) Team

Joel Holland
Joel Holland is the founder and Executive Chairman of VideoBlocks, a stock media company recognized by Inc. Magazine as the #4 fastest growing media company.
TJ Leonard
CEO @StoryblocksCo. Empowering digital artists by making creative content affordable to all. #DCTech.
Amy Phan
Product management @Storyblocks (formerly VideoBlocks) focusing on delivering content, driving engagement, and increasing revenue.
Aaron Silverman
Code slinger at Video Blocks. Formerly at Opower and Applied Predictive Technologies. Co-creator of Lightning Poll and Doodle or Die. Private pilot.
Guru Raj
SaaS product marketer. Currently on 4th successful start-up. In all cases, privileged to be hire # 20 or earlier. Two successful sales, one soon to IPO (APT).
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