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Principal Software Engineer, Photo Editor



Software Engineering
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Picsart is on a mission to empower the creator in all of us through the best AI-assisted creativity platform. With 150+ million monthly active users, we are already the world's leading platform for content creation but we’re just getting started. Our app generates more than 1 million AI images daily, and we have more than 1 billion app downloads on iOS, Android, Web, and Windows combined.

We are looking for a Principal Engineer to join our Photo Editor group, focusing on enhancing the scalability, flexibility, and efficiency of our technology solutions. Photo Editor consists of over 150 experts who are dedicated to developing exceptional products that impact millions of users worldwide. Each team within the group is cross-functional and consists of 5-8 members, all working together towards a common goal.

The Photo Editor group plays a crucial role in making Picsart a leading state-of-the-art AI and all-in-one creative platform for creative tools, enabling influencers and marketers to create impressive social media posts, digital ads, flyers, cards, and more.

As a key contributor, you'll shape Picsart's future by boosting engineering speed and user experience. Your expertise in web development and leadership in large projects will establish Picsart as the ultimate creative platform. You'll explore new technologies, master architectures, mentor the team, and support business objectives.

By joining us, you will benefit from

- An honest, open culture that emphasises feedback and promotes professional and personal development

- Remote-friendly setup— our team is distributed worldwide, from Armenia to US, UK, Germany, Spain, and Romania

- Wellbeing benefits (including a monthly wellbeing fund)

- An environment that fosters innovation and creativity, a culture with the ability to pilot new trends

You will

- Work closely with stakeholders, PMs, and Researchers to define business OKRs, and deliver new features

- Be responsible for all major technical decisions within the groups

- Develop new user-facing features and ensuring the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs

- Own the technical roadmap tasks for the initiative and working closely with web, mobile, backend, and other teams

- Own the initiative end-to-end, demonstrating strong development testing

- Constantly update your stakeholders about the progress and sharing ideas with the product team proactively

- Design and developing highly available, resilient, and scalable web applications using JavaScript and React

- Create top-notch code that is scalable, reliable, and reusable while following engineering best practices

- Draft technical documents if necessary and identifying any potential risks ahead of time to ensure the smooth functioning of the system

- Write unit/integration tests to ensure the high quality of the application

- Analyse the product design complexity, planning workload, and communicating risks

- Make a substantial impact on the evolution of our architecture to meet future requirements and help establish its SLAs

- Participate in the full software development lifecycle, including development, code reviews, testing, and production deployment

- Be responsible for task breakdown and estimations

- Own the WEB tasks in the grooming sessions

- Do professional cross-team communication and follow-up

- Provide technical mentorship and guidance to engineers within your team and others

- Help your team improve the technical quality of their work through regular technical design and code reviews

About you

- BS/MA degree in a highly quantitative field or equivalent, with a minimum of 6 years of experience as a Senior JavaScript/Frontend Engineer or in a similar position

- Mastery of the technology stack that is relevant to the job, especially JavaScript, TypeScript, and related technologies, with ReactJS being essential

- Proficiency with JSS, SASS, PostCSS, and JSX

- Experience with Responsive/Adaptive Web Design and Single Page Applications, as well as PageSpeed, Lighthouse, and Chrome Performance tools

- Knowledge of JS and CSS performance optimisations is advantageous, as is experienced with Redux and RESTful web services

- Familiarity with build tools like Webpack is a plus

- Self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a global team

- Ability to influence technical decisions across a large number of engineers

- Combining business ownership, entrepreneurship, and top-notch technical skills

- Ability to understand immediate domain problems and generalise someone else’s problem at a glance

- Must be a role model, with little patience for those who just sprinkle goodness around but don’t help carry the weight

- Hands-on and responsible for delivering tangible artefacts, participating in sprint planning, code review, demo, and coding.

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are required

What we seek and value most in our candidates
Professionalism in both soft and hard skills; motivation to grow, learn and share, positive attitude, flexibility, transparency, ownership and the most important - passion and commitment.
Picsart is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.
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Picsart is the world’s largest digital creation platform and a top 20 most downloaded app. Every month, the Picsart community creates, remixes, and shares billions of visual stories using the company’s powerful and easy-to-use editing tools. Picsart has amassed one of the largest open-source content collections in the world, including free-to-edit photos, stickers, backgrounds, templates, and more. Picsart is available in 30 languages for free and as a subscription on iOS, Android, Windows devices and on the Web. Headquartered in Miami, with offices around the world, Picsart is backed by SoftBank, Sequoia Capital, DCM Ventures, Insight Partners, and others. Download the app or visit picsart.com for more information.