Lead Software Engineer - Studio

Job ID: 12095

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Are you passionate about creating sophisticated web applications? Are you fun, and collaborative, and like working with similar people?  Do you like working on a company’s “special sauce”?

The Studio team builds the web application that Vistaprint customers use to design their customized products, from business cards to hoodies. See an example of Studio in action at http://www.vistaprint.com/studio.aspx?template=1789887_B73_023 .

As a Lead Software Engineer, you will:

  • Design and develop components of the Studio web application for the Vistaprint web site.
  • Collaborate with other engineering teams to enhance the overall customer experience when choosing and customizing designs for their products.
  • Contribute to the technical direction of the Studio code base, and mentor junior engineers.

You will work on the development of a number of systems and components relating to the Studio application, including web pages, graphics libraries, rendering services, and the tools used in the development environment. You will work closely with other software developers, quality engineers, technology managers, and business owners to formulate, prioritize, and execute work.

The ideal candidate would be intellectually curious, tenacious, and passionate about technology. They would have a deep understanding of web technologies, and a thirst for learning about new ones. They would be obsessive about craftsmanship, fearless about working across tiers, and would love working with talented partners across disciplines.


Required Skills:

  • Deep understanding of web technologies (HTML, JavaScript, CSS)
  • Web server programming (e.g. C#, Java/Scala/Groovy/Clojure, Ruby, Python, PHP)
  • Strong object oriented design, and fluency in design patterns
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, both oral and written

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience with one or more major JavaScript frameworks (e.g. jQuery, YUI, Prototype, Backbone, React)
  • .NET Framework, and ASP.NET MVC
  • User interface design and/or graphic design
  • Web performance optimization
  • Relational database design and development
  • Unit Testing


  • Bachelor's degree. Computer Science, Systems Engineering or similar field of study preferred.
  • Strong industry experience (5+ years)


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About Vistaprint

Vistaprint, a Cimpress company, empowers 16 million micro businesses and consumers annually with affordable, professional print and digital solutions by leading the way in marketing, innovative technologies, custom products and manufacturing excellence.

We strive to be a world-class customer-centric company by offering a broad range of products and services via 25 easy-to-access, localized websites globally and by shipping to more than 130 countries around the world. Our customers benefit from our unique business model supported by proprietary technologies, high-volume production facilities and direct marketing expertise.

Employees of Vistaprint are passionate about understanding the needs of our customers to help them make an impression both at work and in life. We look for customer-centric people who bring ideas, visions and dreams and a passion to deliver on them regardless of department, title or tenure. If you’re a self-starter looking to make an impact, we offer highly rewarding opportunities to grow with us both personally and professionally.

Join some of the finest talent to deliver on our promise as one of the best industry-transforming – and career-transforming – companies in the world. Go to About Us to learn more.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Vistaprint, a Cimpress company, is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or marital status.
Vistaprint does not accept unsolicited candidate referrals or resumes / CVs from third-party vendors, including recruitment agencies. Only resumes received from contracted agencies/vendors will be considered. Vistaprint will not be responsible or liable for any fees or costs associated with such unsolicited submissions.