Software Engineer, Server

East Bay, CA, United States, Los Angeles, CA, United States, New York, NY, United States, Remote, Seattle, WA, United States, San Francisco, CA, United States, Silicon Valley, CA, United States • $145k - $170k


Role Locations

  • East Bay, CA, United States
  • Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • New York, NY, United States
  • Remote
  • Seattle, WA, United States
  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Silicon Valley, CA, United States


$145k - $170k


51 - 100 people


1500 Broadway
Oakland, CA, 94612, US

Tech Stack

  • Python
  • Go
  • Swift
  • Objective-C
  • Java
  • Kotlin
  • SQL
  • Scala
  • Spark
  • AWS
  • Terraform
  • Kubernetes
  • Docker
  • TensorFlow
  • React

Role Description

We’re looking for a Senior Server Engineer to play an integral role on the Recognition team, whose mission is to foster a creative habit that fulfills our users' desire to express themselves. This team plays a critical role in the long-term success of VSCO, as it is directly responsible for driving retention and building user experiences that will impact millions of people daily around the world. The team has a passionate group of developers focused on building features that inspire our users to create and share.

The day-to-day

Design and build highly-scaled backend services and systems Collaborate with other engineers on the team to solve difficult and exciting distributed system design and implementation problems Build clean, testable, maintainable, and idiomatic code, and drive the team forward in relation to code quality Identify and fix issues to improve scalability, performance, and simplicity of our systems You are passionate about leading initiatives and collaborating with Product Management, Data Science, Design, Engineering, and Research teams You are a proactive and effective decision maker Got an idea to make VSCO better? Ideate and implement your own experiments that millions of users will see, learn from experimentation to continue to build better user experiences without creating long-term technical debt


4+ years of experience developing backend systems Strong software engineering best practices (e.g. coding, unit testing, code reviews, design documentation) Experience leading development of complex, high-impact projects Experience mentoring and collaborating with junior engineers Experience working on full stack teams, collaborating closely with iOS, Android, and web engineers

Nice to have

Experience developing with Go Passion to learn about the business, being metrics driven and balancing it with user experience Experience developing for the iOS and/or Android platform A deep appreciation for photography and the visual arts

About VSCO

VSCO is a creative channel. We build creative tools, spaces, and connections driven by self-expression. Our mission is to help everybody fall in love with their own creativity. Driven by a creator-first philosophy, VSCO supports the creative journey from start to finish — not only providing photographers with tools, but also with the education, community, and connections required to unlock their potential.

Company Culture

Our mission is to uplift creators and to help their voices to be heard. This mission also pours into our company culture. We are a very empathetic company, and highly value collaboration and authenticity. We believe people are at their best when they can be themselves.

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