Senior Server Engineer, Membership


  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 04/05/2021
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  • Company Address: 1500 Broadway #300, Oakland, CA, 94612

About VSCO

VSCO is a creative channel. We build creative tools, spaces and connections driven by self-expression.

Job Description

At VSCO, we build creative tools, spaces, and connections driven by self-expression. Our mission is to help everybody fall in love with their own creativity. You will build frameworks and features that define how we serve membership features to our members. You love working on projects that have high business impact. You are passionate in working closely with designers and PMs, from ideation to market release to post-launch reflection, to continuously improve user experience for all our creators and members. You are self-motivated with an entrepreneurial mindset, ready to work in a highly collaborative environment as well as independently. There is no higher order than an exceptional product. Clean code and craftsmanship is implied.

We’re looking for a Senior Server Engineer to play an integral role on the Membership team. Our team plays a critical role in the long-term success for VSCO, as we’re directly responsible for driving revenue and subscription growth for the company. As we continue to evolve our membership business, this team will be changed to build scalable systems that enable marketing testing and expansion, drive the architecture design of subscription service that is reliable and flexible for downstream teams to use, and solve business challenges with innovation and technology.

About you

  • You have a deep understanding of designing, building and maintaining robust large-scale systems
  • You understand and solve real business needs by applying your software engineering and analytical problem-solving skills
  • You are ambitious and highly motivated to deliver outstanding solutions with minimal guidance
  • 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 

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
  • Collaborate closely with design, product, and marketing in concepting, user testing, and implementing new features
  • 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
  • You like to solve hard problems, are eager to learn new things, communicate clearly, and love to work in a collaborative environment

Nice to have

  • Experience developing with Go
  • Experience developing for the iOS and/or Android platform
  • Passion to learn about the business, being metrics driven and balancing it with user experience
  • 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

Equity, health, vision, dental insurance for families, flexible vacation policy, and a quarterly “Hack Week” to foster engineering ingenuity! 


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 what 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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