Women Impact Tech

Software Engineer (Python)


About the Role:

The imgix team is looking for a motivated engineer to join the backend team in expanding and maintaining the imgix service, which solves images for some of the largest sites on the Internet.

The backend team at imgix is responsible for building and maintaining the Python-based backend, which manages all customer account requests, including sign-up, onboarding, service configuration, image management, billing, and analytics.  We are looking for engineers who are not only strong technically, but who also care and think about product and how we can solve problems for our customers.

About You:

  • Interested in designing, developing, and delivering tested, maintainable code.
  • Enjoy working with other developers and team members.
  • Comfortable developing in Python (or similar).
  • Like to solve problems, both through writing code and using already existing resources.
  • Practical enough to know when to stop polishing code and ship it.
  • Believe in the value of unit, integration, and functional testing.

About the Role:

  • Build, test, and deploy our Python-based account management API service.
  • Provide and document API endpoints for the frontend engineering team.
  • Optimize code paths and database queries for maximum performance.
  • Collaborate with other developers, product, design, and sales on designing solutions to solve problems for imgix customers.
  • Contribute to knowledge sharing, both within engineering and with the rest of the company.
  • Technologies include Python, Tornado, mongoDB, BigQuery, Dataflow, and more.

imgix is building the future of visual media on the Internet. imgix operates the premier solution to deliver impactful, engaging, highly responsive and super fast imagery to eyeballs around the world. The service consists of a top-tier image delivery platform tightly coupled with imgix’s proprietary, on-demand image processing pipeline. It provides customers with great design flexibility while reducing the engineering investment required to serve state-of-the-art visual media. imgix enables our customers to greatly increase the value of their imagery and get back to building awesome things.

Under normal circumstances we are located in downtown San Francisco, close to BART and Caltrain. With COVID, we are working remotely and will be remote-friendly going forward even after the pandemic is under control and we can return to the office. Employee benefits are comprehensive (401k, medical, dental and vision), perks are generous (catered lunches, paid rides home, the occasional team outing), vacation time is flexible, parental leave is available and highly encouraged, and salaries are commensurate with experience. We also provide engineers with anything they (reasonably) need to be effective in their work: funky keyboards, standing desks, and gear to develop on.

Meet imgix

imgix is the leading provider of on-demand image processing for websites and mobile apps. imgix’s API gives developers the power to perform image transformations at scale — from simple crops and compression to changing color profiles and adding watermarks — in real time before an image is served.