Software Engineer

Pond5 is the world’s most vibrant marketplace for creativity. We operate the world’s largest collection of royalty-free footage and other media assets, with over 60,000 contributors in over 150 countries.  As we transform our technology platform, we are looking to add more world-class talent to our team who can help us with the design and implementation as we move to microservices.

The ideal candidate strives for excellence, is a continuous learner and a natural collaborator, and is excited to join our Prague office and help take our business to the next level. If you are passionate about writing good code, understand modern web architectures, are knowledgeable in best practice software development processes, and have the right mindset to keep up with our rapid-growth high-volume pace, we want to hear from you. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved from the start in a micro-services transformation project.

You must be an independent contractor to qualify for this position. Occasional travel may be required to our Dublin or Prague office.  All candidates may be asked to undergo a practical test to demonstrate their abilities.


    • Write high quality code, following our guidelines and best practices

    • Take part in code reviews

    • Write unit and functional tests, helping ensure the highest quality possible in our systems

    • Work closely with the operations and development teams in configuring our infrastructure and developer tools (CI, Test Environments, etc.)

    • Participate in the Agile development methodology

    • Assist with the resolution of day to day issues and queries relating to technology

    • Think outside the box to devise ways to improve our systems


    • 2+ years’ experience building complex, distributed, large scale backend systems, including concepts such as microservices, event-driven architectures, cloud computing and RESTful APIs

    • Strong knowledge of Python

    • Experience or knowledge of most of our technology stack – PHP, JS, Postgres, Redis, AWS Cloud Technologies, Jenkins, Terraform

    • Strong people skills - Highly motivated self-starter

    • Comfortable engaging with management and being able to explain ideas

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    • Bachelor’s degree or greater in an appropriate technical discipline would be an advantage

    • Excellent attention to detail, persistent to get things done right, highly organised and flexible and work well in collaboration with a dynamic team


Pond5 is the world’s largest, most vibrant video-first content marketplace, providing filmmakers, creators, and producers of all kinds with the content, inspiration, and tools they need to improve their projects. As the only content marketplace that meaningfully shares licensing revenue with its contributing artists, Pond5 is driven by a commitment to its passionate and growing global community of more than 55,000 professional visual and audio creators, providing a platform where their creative work can flourish, and helping them to make a sustainable living. With groundbreaking features like visual search for video and integrations into all major video-editing software, Pond5 is innovating daily, making it easier to find and use the content that creatives need to bring their vision to life. Pond5 is a venture-backed company funded by Accel Partners and Stripes Group with offices in New York, Dublin, Prague, London, and LA.

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