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Lead Software Engineer - US Remote

Date:  Jun 18, 2022


Company:  Vista

Who We Are: 

Vista is the industry leader in personalized physical and digital products. We empower over 17 million global customers to make an impression – and we’re fueled by forward-thinking and innovative technology. We encourage our engineers to think like owners – to continue to act small as we grow. Every team builds their own roadmaps and chooses the programming languages and technologies that suit them best. This helps us have a big impact at the enterprise level, while still feeling small and nimble.


Just last year, Vista generated $1.508B in revenue through customized print products, signage, apparel, websites and more. 


Powering the Vista transformation, the Technology Organization has been working on a full global re-platforming, building a new modern technology stack which unlocks the ability to deliver new, more personalized products and capabilities for customers. Launched already in our smaller European markets, Australia and North America, we’ve taken those learnings, continuously improved, and are now at the cusp of launching the new platform across our largest markets this year. There has never been a better time to join Vista! 

In addition to the new platform, we’re also passionate about creating empowered technology teams who -- in close partnership with product management and product design colleagues -- create cutting-edge, best-in-class software and experiences. We encourage our engineers to think like customers and act like owners. Every team defines their own roadmaps and uses the programming languages and technologies that suit them best. This helps us have a big impact at the enterprise level while still feeling small and nimble. It’s the best of both worlds, the ability to drive real impact quickly helping small business grow and succeed, back by the experience and investment of a stable, profitable decades-old company 



What You Will Do: 

Our e-commerce team, part of Vista’s Order Management technology organization, builds and operates easy-to-use, global, accessible, modern checkout experiences, enabling teams across the company to take orders, optimize conversion, and create innovative product offerings to sell to Vista customers. Software development at Vista is fast-paced, with new code released continuously. We design, build and test our systems in a highly collaborative environment, encouraging feedback from all aspects of the business.  

  • Be responsible for and own critical applications in our new ecommerce platform. 
  • Make thoughtful tradeoffs between elegant design and incurring technical debt. 
  • Apply best practices for designing and maintaining solutions in a cloud-hosted micro-service environment. 
  • Create and execute test plans, create documentation, and develop and deploy our services. 
  • Leverage communication skills working with both internal and external partners to create and execute aggressive product roadmaps while maintaining a sustainable development schedule. 
  • Mentor and help grow more junior engineers to set and achieve a high bar of clean, maintainable, and performant coding practices. 
  • Keep your skills and our services up to date with modern security and operational best practices.  
  • Share on-call support responsibilities with the team (via a rotation). 

Your Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with object-oriented programming (Java preferred, but other OO languages are ok)  
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience developing client-server applications for the web (familiarity with JavaScript, JSON, OAuth, and browser technology required. Experience with ReactJS a plus)  
  • Experience with highly transactional / highly available web services strongly desired  
  • Experience deploying and operating applications in cloud services (AWS, GCP) 

Nice to Have:  

  • Industry experience in e-commerce is a plus  
  • Ability to communicate with non-technical business partners and keep them informed 

Why You'll Love Working Here: 

Being at Vista means that you don’t see work as just a building, a desk or a manufacturing floor. You see it as a chance to take a step forward in your career journey – and your life. We strive to give you everything you need to learn, grow, and succeed. Through innovation, collaboration, and perpetual exposure to what’s next, we’re always pushing boundaries and broadening our horizons. We embrace the chance to operate outside of our comfort zone to discover what we’re capable of. Some might call that a challenge; we just call it another great day at work. 


Remote First-Culture: 

In 2020, Vista adopted a Remote-First operating model and culture. We heard from our team members that having the freedom, autonomy and trust in each other to work from home and, the ability to operate when they are most productive, empowers everyone to be their best and most brilliant self. Vista also provides collaboration spaces for team members to work physically together when it's safe to do so or believe in office working will deliver the best results. Currently we are enabled to hire remote team members in over 20 US States as well as several countries in Europe: Spain, Germany, UK, Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Switzerland.


About Us: 

As an e-commerce powerhouse, Vista is a dynamic organization that maintains an exciting, entrepreneurial culture. With founder Robert Keane’s return as CEO, we’ve renewed our focus on empowering and helping small businesses. To do this, we create customer value (and delight) through accessible, cutting-edge technology. We thrive on providing opportunities for exploration, collaboration, innovation and growth – for both our customers and our team. 


Equal Opportunity Employer: 

Vista, a Cimpress company, is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, nationality, age, religion, citizenship, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender presentation, legal or preferred name, marital status, pregnancy, family structure, veteran status or any other basis protected by human rights laws or regulations. This list is not exhaustive and, in fact, in many cases, we strive to do more than the law requires. 


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