Senior Software Engineer, Platform at VSCO

Oakland · Full Time
VSCO is a community for expression — empowering people to create, discover and connect through images and words. Headquartered in Oakland, California, the company was founded in 2011 and acquired Denver, Colorado-based Artifact Uprising in 2014. Read More
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Job Description

You are energized by sharing knowledge and working closely with a team. You thrive on building a foundation for future products, and implementing solutions in the present. You value programming over specialization, and consider yourself a true generalist.

Our Platform team is looking for a Full Stack engineer to help build the future of VSCO products. You will work with the newest technologies and have the autonomy to create work without being micromanaged. Your voice will be valued in both internal projects as well as in consumer-facing products. We are a tight-knit, collaborative team.

The day-to-day
Lead development of new features for the future of the VSCO Platform, including APIs and services
Collaborate with people across engineering/creative to deliver and launch projects
Help the growth of the platform team by actively participating in code reviews, paired programming, training, and mentoring

BS in Computer Science, or equivalent experience
4+ years experience with shipping production code in Go, Node.js, and/or PHP
Proficient with web languages and NoSQL databases, Go, MySql, Mongo, Redis and experience with OAuth and RESTful APIs
Passionate about beautiful design and strong desire to contribute to a small team with Lean methodologies
Ability to think of business concerns beyond engineering and experience working with cross-functional feature teams

Nice to have
Knowledge of service-oriented architecture (SOA)
Experience with ecommerce - preferably Braintree
A personal connection to photography

About VSCO
VSCO® is an art and technology company empowering and inspiring people everywhere to create, discover, and connect. Founded in 2011, VSCO is based in Oakland, CA, and is the parent company to Denver-based printing outpost, Artifact Uprising.

Job Perks
Free delicious lunches daily, amazing snack selections, and the best coffee. Equity, health, vision and dental insurance for families, flexible vacation policy, and paid trips to conferences. Relocation assistance provided.


Creative Freedom
We value the creative process and our employees’ opinions — input is encouraged, regardless of your position or title. We want people who are driven, who demonstrate initiative in taking our digital tools to the next level.

The Working Life
At VSCO, everyone works hard but also takes the time to enjoy life outside of the office. Balance is important to us.

It Won’t Be Boring
Try new things. Think outside the box. We want an environment that fights stagnation and challenges the status quo.

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What We're Building

VSCO is a company for creators. We supply creative tools for expression and a community to share, learn, and discover. Founded in 2011, VSCO is headquartered in Oakland, CA. VSCO is the sister company to the Denver, CO-based print marketplace Artifact Uprising.


Joel Flory
CEO & Co-Founder @VSCO • Studied Industrial Technology at @California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Greg Lutze
@VSCO Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer
Yuanzhen Li
Does computer vision and mobile photography. PhD from MIT. 
Yumna Bahgat
UC Berkeley graduate with extensive digital marketing, paid media advertising, field marketing and social marketing experience.
Mike Wu
CTO @VSCO, Product Guy + Developer
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