Staff Engineer, iOS

| United States +38 more | Remote
Employer Provided Salary: 190,000-210,000 Annually
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About VSCO

At VSCO, our mission is to nurture creativity so you can make it. We are a leading photo and video editor with a library of 200+ premium quality presets and tools, an easy-to-use video editor, and a curated collection of photography of all genres, styles and aesthetics from our global community of talented creators. We are looking for humble overachievers and self-starters who are naturally curious, highly organized, and thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. We foster a culture of collaboration, inclusion, ambition, and progress.

About you

If you are passionate about iOS development and excited to join a dynamic team of creators, we encourage you to apply for this position and help us empower creators worldwide. At VSCO, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented individuals who share your passion for innovation and creativity. Join us in shaping the future of mobile technology and making a meaningful impact on the global creative community.

The day-to-day

  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members to conceive, plan, and implement new features for creative tools.
  • Architect and implement solutions for interactive manipulation of images, video, and mixed media.
  • Develop clean, testable, maintainable, and idiomatic code, and drive the team forward in terms of code quality.
  • Deliver solutions either collaboratively with other engineers or independently, depending on project scope and schedule.


  • 7+ years of experience working on mobile applications on iOS (Swift and/or Objective-C) to lead the development of new features and enhancements.
  • Experience owning projects end-to-end, from initial prototypes to customer rollout, ensuring a seamless user experience throughout the development lifecycle.
  • Professional experience working on mobile consumer applications at scale, leveraging your professional experience to deliver high-performance, reliable software.
  • Cross-functional experience collaborating closely with designers and product managers to translate product requirements into technical solutions that meet user needs.
  • Experience utilizing media manipulation frameworks on iOS such as AVFoundation, Core Image/Video/Audio, and Metal to implement multimedia features and enhancements.
  • Experience collaborating with other engineers, including iOS, Android, server, and web developers, to ensure seamless integration and interoperability across platforms.
  • Experience implementing feature flagging and release management best practices to facilitate controlled feature rollouts and minimize risks.
  • Ability to utilize observability tools such as Datadog and Crashlytics to monitor and optimize app performance and reliability.

Nice to haves

  • Experience with OpenGL, 3D rendering, and matrix-based transformations.
  • Proficiency in writing C++.
  • Experience with Flutter and/or React Native.
  • Understanding of 3D rendering and matrix-based transformations.
  • Experience integrating third-party tools for media manipulation.
  • Familiarity with Android to facilitate cross-platform design discussions.

Job Perks

  • A virtual first workplace with quarterly company-wide travel events to connect and play.
  • Competitive Salary & Equity 
  • Healthcare insurance, vision, dental insurance for employees and families
  • Flexible vacation policy 
  • Creative Fridays, VSCO Create weeks (our version of hack week), and so much more.


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.

We believe 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.


The base salary for this position may vary based on several factors, including the approved job level. The base salary range for this role is $190,000 - $210,000. Salary is one component of our total compensation package. This position also qualifies for equity (i.e. stock options) and is eligible for discretionary bonuses based on performance. The benefits available for this position include flexible time off, a 401K retirement plan, insurance (medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D, short and long term disability), and 11 paid holidays. We also provide paid sick time as required by state and local law. Additional benefits and perks contained in our standard employee benefits package are also offered for this position.

Please note

The application window for this role will be open until at least 5/6/2024. This opportunity will remain online based on business needs which may be before or after the specified date.

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An Insider's view of VSCO

What's something quirky about your company?

VSCO, being a remote-first company, promotes togetherness by hosting in-person company events. For an entire week, we have a company all-hands where we get to meet and work with every member of the VSCO team. I have never worked for a company that cares so much about every employee.


IT Support Specialist

What does your typical day look like?

I start each day engaging with our community of 8M+ followers across social channels, from sharing creator spotlights to hosting virtual community dialogues. I also work cross-functionally to co-create marketing strategies for upcoming releases and to ideate new ways to amplify the diverse voices of VSCO creators and the global community.


Digital Content Strategy Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

This year I got to experience and participate in my first hack week. I never thought I had the skills or ideas to put together a project at hack week. After watching and seeing the encouraging nature of the teams, I put together my first project - and I won a prize! I love that we’re always experimenting and trying new ways of meeting and working.


Senior Program Manager

What are VSCO Perks + Benefits

VSCO Benefits Overview

People are multi-faceted. We want to ensure that you have the time and resources to enjoy your life outside of work. Here are some of our highlights:

? Flexible Time Off Policy
??‍⚕️ Affordable and robust coverage for Medical, Dental, Vision
?‍♀️ A full suite of wellness perks including mental health benefits
? Generous paid parental leave
? Monthly Wellness/Tech Stipend
??‍? HACK WEEK – A quarterly hack week to foster engineering ingenuity
? Creative Fridays – Last Friday of every month off to enjoy a creative endeavor of your choosing!

Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
Company equity
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Company-sponsored happy hours
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

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