Principal Software Engineer

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What Picsart is looking for in applicants

Picsart is looking for Staff or Principal level Software Engineers to join our growing team and ensure resiliency, scalability, flexibility, and efficiency of our cutting-edge technology solutions.

We are a team of experts with a strongly established engineering culture, designing and building exceptional products that directly impact hundreds of millions of users globally. We are seeking for highly experienced Software Engineers to join the team and help us design and build our next generation of technological solutions on multiple platforms.



  • Design and drive implementation of impact-driven, resilient, efficient, maintainable, testable, and scalable technological solutions
  • Drive innovation in architectural solutions across the organization
  • Design and build robust, large-scale system that will be used by hundreds of millions of users
  • Create architectural documents and design proposals to collaborate on with the larger team and ensure the success of the solutions from day one
  • Review and provide valuable feedback and direction for the technical initiatives, proposals, documents, and implementation 
  • Facilitate technical ideation and brainstorming sessions within engineering team
  • Understand and analyze the requirements, breakdown, plan and design complex technical systems and solutions
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with all stakeholders and cross-functionally 
  • Work effectively in a dynamic, multi-platform environment spanning mobile, web, cloud, data, and AI infrastructure
  • Ensure that deliverables match and exceed expected quality, performance, and functional requirements
  • Effectively contribute to the development and integration of the solutions on a large scale and cross-platform code-base
  • End to end operational ownership to ensure solutions are developed, tested, deployed, and successfully performing on production
  • Evaluate the current state of the systems and products, design and launch continuous improvements


Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience as a staff/principal engineer or an architect
  • 7+ years of industry experience (software development/engineering)
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related technical field involving software or systems engineering, or equivalent practical experience
  • Considerable hands-on experience with modern programming languages
  • Excellent documentation and communication skills
  • Ability to lead others with influence, inspire for an action to take tech solutions to the next level
  • Ability to breakdown and explain complex concepts and ideas in a simple form for broad audiences
  • Ability to build strong trusting relationships with other engineers, product, and leadership
  • Fluency in speaking and writing in English
  • Understanding the modern state of industry infrastructure automation, continuous integration/deployment, security, networking, and cloud-based delivery models
  • Laser-focused approach to quality, reliability, and delighting customers
  • Proven experience in designing and building mobile, web, or large-scale cloud-native systems that are used by millions of users
  • Experience in bringing best engineering practices to large-scale organizations
What we seek and value most in our candidates 
Professionalism in both soft and hard skills; motivation to grow, learn and share, positive attitude, flexibility, transparency, ownership and the most important - passion and commitment.  
Picsart is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law. 
Picsart, Inc. is an E-Verify Employer in the US. Please click here for the E-Verify Poster in English or Spanish. For information regarding your Right To Work, please click here for English or Spanish.
Picsart is the world’s #1 creative platform and a top 20 most downloaded app for 2020. Every month, the Picsart community creates, remixes, and shares millions of visual stories using the company’s powerful and easy-to-use editing tools. Picsart has amassed one of the largest open-source content collections in the world, including free-to-edit photos, stickers, backgrounds, templates, and more. Picsart is available in 30 languages for free and as a subscription on iOS, Android, and Windows devices. Headquartered in San Francisco, with offices around the world, Picsart is backed by Softbank Vision Fund 2, Sequoia Capital, DCM Ventures, Insight Partners, and others. Download the app or visit for more information.


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