Open to all applicants globally!
The web engineering team is responsible for all things unsplash.com.
We use modern and well-supported tools to build the best possible version of our product in collaboration with the API and design teams.
At a high level, the web architecture consists of a Node server (TypeScript), with React for rendering on both the server and client.
Over the years, we’ve taken Unsplash from a humble Tumblr blog to a fully-fledged web app supporting tens of millions of users and tons of useful features. At the same time, we’ve improved its performance by leveraging modern techniques like SSR, dynamic chunk-splitting, CDN HTML caching, complex state management using memoization and Observables, etc. We’ve done all that with a lean team of just 2 web developers: frequent code releases and in-depth code reviews help us share knowledge and identify problems early. But there’s still so much more to learn and do, and that’s why we need you!
We designed our company in a way to get as much of the stuff that’s not the creative work out of your way, so you can do your best work. We don’t believe in a top-down, shoulder-tapping, 9–5 type culture. You have the autonomy to manage yourself. We don’t work set hours. We respect flow. We believe you should be able to structure your days for what makes you feel the most energized and creative.
A glance at some of our blog posts and open source work can give you an idea on how we approach and solve our problems:
Recently open sourced libraries:
react-progressive-enhancement: A handy collection of HOCs for universally rendered apps
Recent blog posts:
If you tick (most of) these boxes, you should get in touch with us:
It’s a bonus if you have experience with:
Our team is made up of people who enjoy making things people love. We care about details and we care about quality.
In 2013, Unsplash launched as a modest Tumblr blog. Since then, Unsplash evolved far beyond a blog into one of the most impactful online communities. Today, over a billion photos are seen on Unsplash every month. A photo featured on Unsplash is now viewed more than the front page of The New York Times and the cover of TIME magazine.
The Unsplash community is fueled by contributors who offer their photos freely for anyone to use inspiring millions of creators from 13-year-old graphic designers to multi-platinum recording artists.
Unsplash is a special community, where the powerful principles of sharing and openness have taken the place of strict copyright and legal red tape.
The web was meant to connect, inform, and inspire us in unprecedented ways. And the Unsplash community embodies this philosophy fully. Unsplash has become a place where the impact of our connected world is on full display. Instead of photos being hoarded and shut down, photos on Unsplash are given as fuel for creativity.
At Unsplash, our mission is to empower everyone to create. You don’t need to know someone, or have an agent, or have a name to be great on Unsplash. We're a place where creators meet their audience. A place where individuals become a community. And a source of inspiration for millions of people from every country in the world. We’ve seen how the willingness to give a single photo can unlock so much more than a few bucks.
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