Software Engineer

Engineering San Mateo, California


IPSY is an innovative fast-growing beauty company headquartered in San Mateo, CA. We are looking for an experienced Software Engineer to be a part of our growing Engineering team. You will have a choice of interesting projects to work on such as consumer web development, web and API development infrastructure, eCommerce infrastructure, big data, analytics, and mobile development, in addition to working with state of the art technologies including Spark, Spring Boot, AWS Lambda, AWS Kinesis, and more. Do you thrive in a fluid, high-performance, and ambitious environment? Do you have a real passion for learning and innovating? If so, this role is for you.

Must-Have Qualifications:

  • Worked diligently coding in Java or at least one other programming language really well.
  • Passionately worked a few years of relevant coding experience.
  • Ought to be able to handle light front-end development: HTTP, session cookies, form handling, HTML/JavaScript.
  • Familiar with third-party backend API integrations.
  • Familiar with databases: schema design, queries, performance.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.

Nice-to-Have Qualifications:

  • Experience with eCommerce platforms, shopping carts, payment gateways.
  • Mobile development experience.
  • Big data and analytics experience.
  • Experience with Spring, Grails, Rails, or other application frameworks.
  • Experience with jQuery, AngularJS, or other JavaScript toolkits.
  • Experience scaling large web applications.
  • Experience with AWS.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

About us:

IPSY was founded with one singular mission: to inspire individuals around the world to express their unique beauty. That’s how the IPSY Glam Bag came to life. With five products personalized for you—plus articles, videos, and more on—you’re free to try new things and express who you are. IPSY Shopper takes our mission to the next level by making beauty more accessible, rewarding, and liberating than ever before. And with IPSY Gen Beauty, Open Studios, and all the creator content that we post each day, our intention has remained the same: to give every individual the tools to form their own definition of beauty. With over 3M members and 8K digital content creators in our community, and generating over half a billion monthly content views, we’re just getting started.

IPSY is headquartered in the Bay Area with an office in New York City and a studio production and editing facility in Los Angeles. The company achieved profitability in its first year and raised a series B round of $100M with Sherpa Capital and TPG in 2015. We owe all of our success to our inspiring, energizing employees who make exceptional things happen every single day—fearless thinking, tenacity, and a pioneering spirit push us forward. From marketing and media to engineering and operations, we are united in our goal to democratize beauty, making it accessible and affordable for everyone and fearlessly representing individuality and inclusivity. We dream. We empower. We create. And we have great fun doing it together.

Take a look at for some exciting opportunities to join our team. And check us out at, @ipsyofficial on Snapchat, and @ipsy on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.