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 off of building the foundation for future products and implementing solutions in the present. You value programming over specialization, and consider yourself a true generalist.

VSCO's Community team is looking for an engineer who is excited about building engagement and phenomenal experiences for our community. You’ll empower creators by providing them with access to incredible tools and a platform to grow their craft. There are unlimited opportunities and insights waiting to be discovered by engineers like you. If you're motivated by working on a product that touches tens of millions of users, and iterating quickly with experimentation and research, then you've found what you're looking for. This position will also include building out and improving critical infrastructure that can support the ever expanding size of the VSCO user base.

The day-to-day:

Lead development of new features for the future of the VSCO Platform, including APIs and services
Build highly-performant, scalable, robust distributed systems to enable creative expression in the VSCO community
Collaborate across engineering/creative to deliver and launch projects
Actively participate in code reviews, paired programming, training, and mentoring


BS in Computer Science, or equivalent experience
3+ years experience with shipping production code in Go, Node.js, and/or PHP
Knowledge of NoSQL databases, MySql, Mongo, Redis and experience with OAuth/RESTful APIs
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:

Passion for beautiful design
Knowledge of service-oriented architecture (SOA)
A deep appreciation for photography and the visual arts

About VSCO:

VSCO is a photo company. We build creative tools and a community driven by self-expression. Our mission is to equip, educate, and inspire anyone on the journey towards realizing their creative potential.

Job Perks:

Free delicious breakfasts and lunches daily, amazing snack selections, and the best coffee in the Bay Area. Equity, health, vision and dental insurance for families, and a flexible vacation policy.


Creative Freedom:

We value the creative process and our employees’ opinions — input is encouraged, regardless of your position or title. We want to work with people who are driven and demonstrate initiative in taking our mission 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 celebrate an environment that fights stagnation and challenges the status quo.

Interested in this position?
Tell us why you want to work at VSCO and what we should know about you.

VSCO believes in building a safe place for creative expression and celebrating that which makes us human, welcoming unique and personal backgrounds and experiences. We’re proud to foster diverse perspectives within VSCO as we continue to build an inclusive culture.

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What We're Building

VSCO is a photo company for creators, by creators. We build creative tools and a community driven by self-expression.

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