digital-media photography photo-sharing content-discovery

Growth Engineer


The company

500px is an online community for sharing, discovery, buying, and selling of high-quality photography. Every month, millions of people use our website and mobile apps from around the world to find the world’s most inspiring photography.

We take pride in the products we ship and love what we do. We have an engineering-friendly culture where we value mentorship, ownership, and getting stuff done.

The job

Are you a versatile engineer? Interested in growing products through engineering all points of the funnel? Get in touch with us. You’ll have a unique opportunity to have a large impact on our roadmap. Your mission is to increase 500px’s growth rate by developing product and marketing features and implementing experiments.

You can expect to...

  • Help define the team’s goals and activities to maximize the opportunity for user and revenue growth
  • Work with a world class group of product managers, engineers, and marketers on a variety of projects to increase acquisitions, virality, referrals, retention, and revenue
  • Build, test, and learn, fast
  • Own tracking across our platform to enable insights on user behaviour and product usage
  • Develop in-house products for automating and scaling successful growth initiatives, and creating integrations with social and other platforms to drive traffic
  • Build new features and improve existing products that are used by millions of photographers
  • Be the internal subject matter expert on growth engineering, champion best practices and stay on top of industry trends
  • Drive a growth culture at 500px and work with marketing to publicize our thought leadership in the space


  • 2+ years of Javascript, HTML, CSS
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails or a similar web framework
  • Experience with web analytics / tracking tools and methodologies
  • Knowledge of consumer marketing funnels and conversion optimization
  • Self-starter with ability to clear roadblocks and work with a small, agile team
  • Passion for learning, tackling hard problems, and standing out from the crowd
  • Great communication skills

Bonus points for…

  • A love of photography; having an active photography portfolio
  • Direct experience in growth marketing or growth hacking
  • Experience in metrics-guided product development (including A/B testing)
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