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Shutterfly helps users create photo books, cards & stationery and share it w/ family & friends.
Engineering, Full Time    New York, New York    Posted: Monday, February 04, 2019
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At Shutterfly, our purpose is to share life’s joy by connecting people to what matters as the leading platform for personalized products.

Shutterfly’s software engineers develop the next-generation technologies that change how millions of users will purchase personalized products.  

We are looking for some exceptional backend engineers for our web team that will able to lead & own the product. The mandate for this team is to envision, develop, & manage the systems / workflows that enable Shutterfly to serve & manage the mobile native apps catalog.

Given Shutterfly’s rare combination of an exceptional team of data scientists, extraordinary backend developers & a company-wide appreciation for the benefits of machine learning, a huge opportunity for impact awaits!


  • Develop, debug, maintain & improve the backend infrastructure running in different clouds
  • Analyze, design & develop scalable services & components
  • Design & build flexible pipelines that can rapidly evolve to handle new technologies & modeling approaches
  • Take full ownership of projects from conception through to production
  • Turn requirements into simple, elegant, optimal solutions
  • Work with team members & other groups to achieve company goals

Required Skills & Experiences:

  • B.Sc. in Computer Science or Software Engineering
  • Wealth of extensive experience (Five or more years) as a backend engineer, writing in C based languages (PHP, Ruby, Java, ….)
  • Extensive knowledge of code architecture & design patterns
  • Experience designing & implementing distributed & scalable systems
  • Experience developing & working with RESTful web services & client-server architectures
  • Experience with working over Linux OS
  • Self-direction, ambition, & an eagerness to learn new things
  • Ability to take high-level project concepts & turn them into well thought out system designs
  • Listens / curious / adaptable / collaborative
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced company with short release cycles
  • Eager to have a high impact
  • Are pragmatic & know how to ship high-value features quickly
  • You are an extremely self-motivated person with an eye for automating humans out of most equations (thoughtfully, mind).
  • Must have a positive, Can Do! Attitude & willing to have fun while working

Bonus points for:

  • Knowledge in Ruby, Java & Vue.js
  • Experience in cloud computing and/or AWS services & Heroku
Participated in an end-to-end big data and/or large-scale performance challenge

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