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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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--- "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.\n\nVSCO'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.\n\n\nThe day-to-day:\n\nLead development of new features
for the future of the VSCO Platform, including APIs and services\nBuild highly-performant,
scalable, robust distributed systems to enable creative expression in the VSCO community\nCollaborate
across engineering/creative to deliver and launch projects\nActively participate
in code reviews, paired programming, training, and mentoring\n\nQualifications:\n\nBS
in Computer Science, or equivalent experience\n3+ years experience with shipping
production code in Go, Node.js, and/or PHP\nKnowledge of NoSQL databases, MySql,
Mongo, Redis and experience with OAuth/RESTful APIs\nStrong desire to contribute
to a small team with Lean methodologies\nAbility to think of business concerns beyond
engineering and experience working with cross-functional feature teams\n\nNice to
have:\n\nPassion for beautiful design\nKnowledge of service-oriented architecture
(SOA)\nA deep appreciation for photography and the visual arts\n\n\nAbout VSCO:\n\nVSCO
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.\n\nJob Perks:\n\nFree 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. \n\nWhy
VSCO?\n\nCreative Freedom:\n\nWe 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.\n\nThe Working Life:\n\nAt VSCO, everyone works hard but also takes the time
to enjoy life outside of the office. Balance is important to us.\n\nIt Won’t Be
Boring:\n\nTry new things. Think outside the box. We celebrate an environment that
fights stagnation and challenges the status quo.\n\nInterested in this position?\nTell
us why you want to work at VSCO and what we should know about you.\n\nVSCO 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

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