You hold a curious and growth-oriented mindset, with a keen ability to question the status quo. You have a deep rooted passion for image and video editing technologies and get energy from solving unique challenges in this space through innovation and research. You are a continual learner and have a desire to develop your skill set further in image and video processing algorithms. You are particularly motivated by the opportunity to sit at the intersection of researching and developing image and video processing tools for a global, creative community.

VSCO is seeking an imaging research and development engineer to join our Visual R&D team and focus on up-leveling our research for image and video editing tools. You will have the opportunity to identify areas of innovation, build prototypes, and help deliver cutting-edge editing tools. Your work will be expansive and directly impact our ability to define and build the future of creation on VSCO.

 

The day-to-day

  • Write C++ libraries to build low-level cross-platform image/video processing algorithms for both iOS and Android
  • Create iOS prototypes for VSCO's new editing and creation tools research, based on ideation proposals
  • Partner with iOS engineers on adjacent teams to help support prototypes being made into production ready features for the VSCO app
  • Independently own end-to-end technical implementation of research projects
  • Collaborate with product and other non-technical research partners to align the technical work with the overall vision of an R&D project
  • Read research papers and share relevant learnings with the team via presentations or proof of concept implementation

 

Qualifications

  • 2+ years experience in image processing, color science, software engineering (iOS) or similar role
  • Experience implementing mathematical algorithms in C++
  • Experience building prototypes with image/video processing features on iOS (Objective-C or Swift)
  • Working exposure to OpenGL, Metal, or other GPU programming
  • Basic knowledge of color science principles and color spaces
  • Desire to work with new algorithms and technologies, try them out, and assess their usability for the future of editing at VSCO
  • Desire to work on research prototypes all the way from ideation to implementation

 

Nice to have

  • Proficiency in Python
  • Experience in image/video processing research (reading and implementing research papers)
  • Experience with audio or other forms of non-image signal processing
  • Interest in photography and art history
  • Experience developing for Android in Java/Kotlin

 

 

About VSCO
VSCO is a mobile app that helps you create beautiful, professional-looking photos and videos right from your mobile phone. We offer extensive high-end photo and video editing features, including 200+ presets, and access to a vibrant global community that inspires people to create and to share their diverse experiences with one another. Across all products and services, VSCO’s mission is to help everybody fall in love with their own creativity.
 
Job Perks
Free delicious lunches daily, amazing snack selections, and the best coffee around. Equity, health, vision and dental insurance for families, and a flexible vacation policy. 
 
Why VSCO?
 
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 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 culture.

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