Unsplash · Mar 1st 2019
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:
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.
If you want to work with us, all we want to see is a message from you. Please don’t send a resume. Instead, tell us who you are. Show us relevant things you’ve done that you’re excited about.