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Staff Software Engineer, Rendering (KC or Remote)

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Minted

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Kansas City, MO, US

Description

Minted is a design marketplace, sourcing creative content from independent artists around the globe and selling the best designs to the world in the form of art, home decor, and stationery. Founded in 2007 by Mariam Naficy on the principles of transparency and putting design first, we are early pioneers of crowdsourcing having launched our first design challenge in April 2008 and have held monthly art and design challenges ever since. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to learn more. Our corporate headquarters is located near the waterfront in downtown San Francisco, with additional offices in Oakland and Kansas City and we're backed by Benchmark Capital, IDG Ventures SF, Menlo Ventures, Primera (angel investors include Marissa Mayer of Yahoo and Jeremy Stoppelman of Yelp). We're a team of smart, ambitious, creative, and passionate people who come from all walks of life. Might you be one of us?
 
Minted is looking for a talented Staff Software Engineer who demonstrates true user empathy
and is committed to helping us build an online design marketplace as beautiful as the products
themselves. We are seeking well-rounded individuals with deep experience building modern,
interactive web applications to create the next generation of product customization technology
at Minted. Your expertise should allow you to mentor others while driving a broad spectrum of
architectural decisions, such as component and API design, data flow, styling solutions, and
other similar concerns. If you are willing to push the boundaries of client-side web development
with the goal of creating a unique experience for users, we’d love to hear from you.
 
We are a growing, hands-on, and fast-moving organization. Our engineers to take on multiple roles
and challenges not defined by titles. Regardless of who you are on the engineering team, you will
contribute to and have a big impact on the final product from day one. We have a strong culture of
mentoring and promoting from within, as well as project roadmap that enables us to cross-train and
learn from one another. We place a lot of emphasis on good engineering practices while retaining
the flexibility of allowing each engineering team to have independent agile processes. Diversity is
important to us, and we treat each other with respect and empathy.
 
We are a metrics-driven organization and strive to measure the impact of every feature and
improvements we make. We believe in true internal transparency and share information widely
across teams and departments. We believe that an engineer who fully understands the business
considerations and long-term vision builds better products

You will:

    • Design and create the core image rendering and customization technology that powers Minted’s stationery business and brings our artists’ work to life in real products
    • Design and create libraries to render customizable artwork both in the browser and on the server side using 2D graphics technologies like SVG (with custom extensions) and canvas
    • Design and create plugins to export artwork from software like Adobe Illustrator for customization and rendering
    • Solve hard problems like rendering dynamic text and fonts on curved paths, color management, and more

You are:

      • Up to speed with the latest web technologies and industry best practices
      • Able to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner
      • Collaborative and candid with non-engineering stakeholders including PM and UX
      • Not afraid of working on the bleeding edge of technology
      • Passionate about the quality of your work
 

You have:

    • 3+ years javascript experience
    • 5+ years professional software development experience
    • In-depth experience with a drawing library or API such as Cairo, Skia, or HTML Canvas
    • Familiarity with SVG and/or other portable vector graphics formats

Bonus:

    • Extensive professional experience in building 2D graphics
    • Familiarity with common rasterization problems, such as font rendering
    • Familiarity with raster image processing and color management algorithms
    • Familiarity with various image sampling algorithms like Lanczos
    • Experience working in Adobe Photoshop and/or Illustrator
    • Experience writing automation scripts or plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator
    • Experience with TypeScript
    • Understanding of color spaces in image processing
Minted is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusion and diversity. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives and will consider all qualified applicants for employment in accordance with all state, local, and federal laws. Minted participates in the E-verify program.

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