Software Engineer

last updated June 3, 2021 17:58 UTC

Splashlight Studios

HQ: Remote

Fully Remote Cloud Based (AWS) PHP/JavaScript Software Engineer

Location: HQ New York, NY

Manager: Engineering Resource Manager

Employment Status: Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY Splashlight delivers the standards of high-fashion photography and video at the speed and scale of e-commerce, powered by its proprietary Intelligent Imagery technology. Headquartered in NY with offices in Miami, Splashlight offers services from studio rentals to full A-Z e-commerce content production in the studio and on location.

In this role, you are a crucial part of our dynamic agile team, in designing, developing, maintaining and deploying web applications automating photography processes which combine web-events capture, asset management & delivery, client-facing dashboard, cloud storage and data analytics with AI.

You will be able to utilize your experience with professional software engineering best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management and build processes.

You will be able to collaborate with the Product Team and are able to apply your problem solving capabilities in building cutting-edge technology as defined by the Product roadmap based upon the needs of our customers and the industry.

If you are interested in: Growing your AWS skill set while coding in PHP/JavaScript and other languages working with a smart and happy bunch for a leader in the visual content creation space – you might just want to join us!

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Based on requirements, design, develop and maintain full stack high-performance web applications using the latest technologies, frameworks, and patterns Place security as a foremost primary concern in the architecture, build and deployment of solutions Solve development needs in PHP, JavaScript, NodeJS, React, and other languages Extend and maintain existing services and create plugins and integrations Design and maintain scalable data pipeline and infrastructure Proficiency in understanding and operation of GitHub for source code repositories to maintain daily operation, integrity and security of source code. Deliver code which adheres against coding standards Perform code reviews against coding standards with an emphasis on personal development for the author and validity of output. Ability to write unit tests and integration tests and understand version build processes and deploy applications Strong understanding of semantic versioning Ability to resolve problems effectively in a Production environment Be able to elicit requirements, describe scope and be able transform them into stories Be able to document current state and functional state of current applications for Developers and the wider Technical team. Experience with Agile methodologies and change management i.e. JIRA and be able to author technical acceptance criteria Ability to keep up to date with advances in Technology and best practices from the industry. Mentor less experienced Engineers and provide the learning framework to support learning.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrable knowledge of database design, network services, API development, solution architecture, and implementation Work closely with AWS products and services e.g. EC2, RDS, S3, IAM, Redshift Proficient within Server admin i.e. Ubuntu GNU/Linux, Apache, MariaDB, Redis, Disque, Supervisord, DB backups, Cron, bash scripts Good working knowledge of SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL Experience of testing frameworks e.g. Codeception, mochaJS Knowledge of CSS, HTML, JQuery, SASS

QUALIFICATIONS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES Excellent problem-solving skills Ability to undertake root cause analysis when troubleshooting Proven ability to work effectively in a distributed working environment Outstanding written and verbal communication skills Organized, detail-oriented, and deadline-driven Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work proactively, independently and as a team player Ability to work efficiently and productively in a fast-paced environment Willingness to learn new skills

PERKS & CULTURE Splashlight offers a competitive salary and benefits package including:

Supplemental Medical, Dental, Vision 401K with matching 22 PTO days & 9 paid holidays

Our culture is founded in partnership, collaboration, and respect internally & externally.

We work as a team, win as a team and help one another.

Our team’s mantra – When you are strong, we are strong. Because you are Splashlight.


All employment decisions at Splashlight are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. It is the policy of Splashlight to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, except as provided by law, national origin, handicap or the use of any means to palliate a handicap, civil status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political convictions, language, ethnic or national origin, or social condition or any other protected characteristic as established by law. Splashlight prohibits any such discrimination or harassment.

We encourage applications from candidates of color, women, queer candidates, candidates with family caregiving responsibilities, immigrant candidates, transgender candidates, and candidates with disabilities.

ABOUT US Founded in 2002, Splashlight ( is an innovative and industry-leading visual content partner providing strategy, creative direction, and production of photography and digital video services to the largest players in the fashion and retail industry. Splashlight has helped to perfect the e-commerce, catalog, and marketing content of many of the most successful brands in America. Current innovations include new enhancements that help clients improve the quality and performance of their visual content by using advanced measurement analytics. Splashlight has built a reputation for the finest fashion photography & video. Join us at the helm of eCommerce’s high velocity & max volume world. Splashlight is headquartered in New York City with locations in Canada and Miami.

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$50,000 — $100,000/year

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