Photoshop Developer, GPU


San Jose / Seattle / Minneapolis / New York, United States

full time

09 Feb 2021


The challenge
Are you interested in the chance to work on a professional creative software product that touches millions of customers across the world? If so, the Photoshop team is looking for a passionate, GPU-focused developer to join us in shaping the future of Photoshop! You will work within a fast-paced, agile environment, partnering closely with fellow developers, quality engineers, designers, and product managers. Your role as a developer will play a key part in helping modernize this world-class product and delivering an incredible user experience. We are looking for someone who holds high standards and is technical, driven, and creative, and who with their clear communication skills, adaptability and collaborative approach can work effectively across the team to bring Photoshop to life on multiple platforms.

The Opportunity

  • Architect and build image processing and compositing features that extend the capabilities of Photoshop
  • Implement GPU acceleration across desktop and mobile platforms
  • Analyze and optimize C++ code to ensure optimal CPU/GPU utilization and performance
  • Write automated integrity and performance tests for functionality you expose
  • Shape architectural and product design details when tasks or specifications are open-ended
  • Collaborate with teammates across all functional disciplines to ensure quality in all phases of development
  • Work closely with core technology teams and other platform teams to balance cross-platform consistency with platform optimizations
  • Write beautiful, self-documenting code that others can easily read and adapt and write and review engineering documents and review design specs.

What you'll Do
You are someone who...

  • Loves software and marrying art with science to enable creative people to fully express themselves more efficiently and effectively
  • Is a team-player and is looking to contribute to something greater than yourself
  • Is a motivated, self-starter, who can make progress quickly even when there is ambiguity
  • Thinks critically and possesses strong analytical skills tempered with empathy and emotional intelligence
  • Is able to organize and prioritize your work in order to make the best use of your time and capabilities
  • Cares deeply about customers, quality, craftsmanship, and polish
  • Is a phenomenal listener and communicator, able to digest, synthesize, and distill complex information and communicate clearly
  • In the face of adversity are able to adapt and persevere, all while maintaining a healthy, balanced long-term perspective
  • Is a quick learner and is always looking to improve yourself, and see challenges and setbacks as opportunities to learn
  • Loves solving problems and coming up with solutions that are both elegant and robust

What you need to succeed

  • A bachelor's degree (or masters) in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 7+years of experience with image processing, compositing, and/or color science-related software development
  • A strong background in C++and programming fundamentals; experience with modern C/C++ a plus
  • An understanding of GPU architecture, frameworks, shading languages, and best practices
  • Experience with Metal, DirectX 12, and/or Vulkan preferred; experience with OpenGL, OpenCL, DirectX 11 or lower, etc. is sufficient given a proven ability to learn quickly
  • Experience developing for Windows and/or macOS platforms; iOS, Android, and Linux development experience a plus
  • Expertise in writing robust and fully asynchronous code
  • Good understanding of Photoshop and working with large products and codebases

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