Front End Software Engineer

Engineering San Mateo, California


IPSY is an innovative, fast-growing beauty company headquartered in San Mateo, CA. We are looking for a hardworking Front End Software Engineer to take part in our growing Engineering team. You will be responsible for coding breathtaking user facing applications that reach millions of users each month and use the latest front-end technologies and techniques including Webpack, ReactJS, modern CSS preprocessors, HTML5, responsive design and more. This role is hands-on and will allow you to thrive in a fluid, high-performance, ambitious environment with a passion for learning and innovating.

Must-Have Qualifications:

  • Real passion for crafting efficient, scalable UI interfaces.
  • Master level experience with JavaScript, HTML5 & CSS3.
  • Excellent knowledge of responsive design techniques.
  • Ability to write clean, scalable, and reusable code.
  • Ability to translate Photoshop mockups into fully functional pixel-perfect features.
  • Confirmed knowledge of front end optimization, performance techniques and solving cross-browser compatibility issues.
  • Understanding and appreciation of object oriented programming concepts.
  • Ability to work with backend engineers to design, build, and test reusable REST APIs.
  • Working knowledge of version control systems (preferably Git).
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related technical field.

Nice-to-Have Qualifications:

  • Experience with front end frameworks such as React.
  • Understanding of CSS pre-processing technologies such as Sass or LESS.
  • Knowledge of Java or other programming languages.
  • Experience with Spring, Grails, Rails, or other application frameworks.

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.