Front End Engineer


Hi! We are IMG.LY!
Our love for technology & design is the core of our work, and we continually bring that alive with every step in the community across industries. IMG.LY firmly believes in accessible, stunning design for everyone. That is why we have powered over 600 innovative startups, Governments, and Fortune 500 businesses with our SDKs. PhotoEditor SDK, VideoEditor SDK, and CreativeEditor SDK bring fully customizable design editors to applications.

We are a fully remote company. That means: you manage your own time and place while we bring neat design tools to every corner of the world together! IMG.LY embraces a culture of flexibility, written documentation, open company communication, and collaboration. Choose your Batcave and join us on our mission!


What you will do:

  • Work on our newest flagship CreativeEditor SDK, a fully-customizable design editor that empowers our customers, and covers their design and template needs.
  • Ensure a user interface with a focus on usability, accessibility, and customizability with our design and product team.
  • Develop our in-house creative engine UBQ with our engine team. UBQ is a portable cloud-native runtime for creative editing implemented in C++ and compiled to WebAssembly for our web editor.
  • Discuss and implement APIs and interfaces, and create architectures to integrate our engineering smoothly on the web. Not only for our user interfaces but also for all customers who directly integrate our engine.

What skills you should have:

  • Eagerness to plan out new features in cycles by collaborating with your team and designing architecture in a balance between getting it done and not being a pain in future.
  • Know your tools – a good grasp of TypeScript is highly desirable. If you are a JavaScript veteran, we are sure you will learn TypeScript quickly. Experience with a type-system is helpful.
  • Most of our UI is written in React. Being experienced in React is helpful, but if you are fluent in another web framework, we are also sure you will learn this quickly.
  • Most importantly, you are eager to learn and happily share your knowledge and improvement ideas in code reviews and architectural discussions. Being able to receive and evaluate constructive feedback is equally essential to us.
  • A broad understanding of the web platform with its standards, how browsers tick and how to debug effectively.

Not a must, but a bonus in your skillset would be to have:

  • Have you already built an SDK or worked with WebAssembly? Do you not shy away from reading or even writing a line or two of C++? If you nod in agreement, we need to speak.
  • It would be a cherry on top if you loved building a positive relationship with your fellow engineers in the industry! Perhaps you enjoy speaking at conferences or sharing your wisdom in a blog, writing, and maintaining Open-source software. In that case, we certainly need to talk.

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