Our Mission:

To unlock the full creative potential of mobile photography

Founded in 2014, we are a small software company proud to say we are fully independent, self funded, profitable, and growing. Our team is distributed across Amsterdam and Los Angeles. We enjoy building principled, opinionated software to solve problems for creative mobile photographers. And believe the mobile first photography market is underserved and deserves higher quality creative tools that are not just functional, but also useful, easy to use, innovative, and inspiring. Aiming to create a better and more relevant mobile photography workflow.

To get there, we value our intuitions and data as much as other people's and our customer's feedback, and decide with confidence. We value keeping a steady pace on progress and iteration. Constantly re-balancing our attention between building innovative new features, fixing our mistakes, and revisiting our previous creations.

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Care & Craft

Our work touches many people frequently through their workflow. That’s why we strive to learn continuously and excel at what we do, to make their workflow as effective and pleasant as we can.

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Dig Deeper

Our industry is rife with throwing the kitchen sink at an opportunity. We stay curious, the best solutions to meaningful challenges are rarely easy or obvious. We have pride in putting in the time.

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Inclusion & Diversity

We are missing the voices of more diverse people who could make our app even better, just like much of our industry. We want to grow our team to include people whose diverse backgrounds and experiences will inspire and guide our products in new ways. We highly encourage people from traditionally underrepresented groups to apply for our open positions. We value an environment that empowers individuality, empathy, and innovation, and we’re looking forward to what you’ll bring to the table.

Open positions: Content Creator, iOS Product Engineer. And we are always on the lookout for talented and passionate people.


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Content Creator

For this role we are flexible on whether it should be freelance, part-time, or full-time. We want to inspire and educate through awesome content. We have built a sizable audience on Instagram, Twitter, and Medium. And see a big opportunity to further grow our product through content. Ideal candidates have a passion for mobile photography, are skilled writers, or know how to shoot and edit video, know their way around social media, and empathize with other people.

What will you do?

  • Plan and execute on a short- and long-term content strategy.
  • Overseeing content creation across all our channels, including the app itself.
  • Write and edit succinct, clear, and engaging content for social media, tutorials, blog posts, and more.

Who are we looking for?

  • Flawless (native or C1) English writer and speaker, preferably a second language.
  • You know how tell a compelling story; you know how to write, take photos, maybe even shoot and edit video.
  • On point communication skills across the board. You're not a robot, you stay away from buzzwords, and are up for real conversations with users and your colleagues.
  • Solid knowledge and experience with social media management and analytics tools.
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iOS Product Engineer

We are still a small company. So you'll have a massive impact on the product no matter what. Come join a hands-on environment that fosters product excellence, creativity, and innovation. Help us make a dent in the mobile photography world and build higher quality creative tools that expands the range of photographic creativity .

What will you do?

  • You’ll be part of a multidisciplinary product team that is founded on strong people, design, and mobile product development.
  • In this role, you will be one of the contributors and hands-on engineer on a team exploring new mobile photography features and technology, developing user experiences and software solutions.
  • You will be an active participant in all product and related business conversations.
  • You will likely take ownership of one of our key platforms: iPhone or iPad

Who are we looking for?

  • BSc or MSc in Computer Science or related field (or equivalent industry experience).
  • Has 3 years experience of building iOS apps, knows the capabilities of the platform inside-out.
  • Ability to write clear and high-performance code in Swift, Objective-C and Cocoa Touch.
  • Strong familiarity with iOS SDK; Prior experience developing iOS apps across the stack.
  • Familiarity with CoreImage, Metal (or OpenGL), perhaps even Core ML.
  • An eye for design detail and experience with building great interfaces.
  • Has coded in the last few years and are comfortable showing it during the interview, maybe on GitHub?
  • Knowledge of iOS SDK performance tools and optimization techniques.
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills.
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Open Application

We are always on the lookout for talented and passionate people. We offer full-time positions and internships in both design and development areas. You are welcome to use this application even if these areas do not match your profile. Please motivate what you are looking for and be as specific as possible. If you are interested in a trainee ship or thesis project, then let us know in your cover letter.

Who are we looking for?

  • You are smart as a whip
  • You are amazing at what you do
  • You are an independent and pro- active worker, you don't need to be told what to do
  • You are passionate to excel on a product, in a people-first team
  • You are persuasive, and will convince us to meet with you!
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Benefits

Even though we are the smallest of small startups, we try and do everything to make sure you feel motivated, and supported. Our aim is to hire diverse, skilled, passionate people and foster a culture that empowers great work. We love to create an amazing product in a fulfilling and positive way. Want to participate?

The Team

Yep, three white men. That said, we are culturally diverse with roots in Syria, The Netherlands, and Croatia. But still, more diversity would do us well.

Majd Taby

Majd Taby

Founder. iOS engineer by day and product designer by night. Author of Displaced - Stories From the Syrian Diaspora. Previously worked at Instagram, Facebook, and Apple on iCloud.

majd@darkroom.co
Jasper Hauser

Jasper Hauser

Co-founder. Product design craftsman and strategist. Previously worked at Facebook as Design Manager on Pages, Events, and Local. Co-founder of Sofa. Alumni of Disco, and Camino.

jasper@darkroom.co
Igor Lipovac

Igor Lipovac

Core iOS engineer. Gentle and thorough, with a passion for quality. Previously worked at TicketSwap, TomTom, and Dept.

igor@darkroom.co

Special thanks:

The following people have all contributed to making Darkroom possible: Andrew Pouliot for dropping some hardcore graphics knowledge, Ashley Nelson-Hornstein for building the Photos Edit Extension, Bryan Summersett for building the Frames tool

Matt Brown ♥ for your belief and hard work in the early days. Sébastien Ploix, Ryan Gomba, Alex Kan, Om Malik, Dan Rubin, Sara Kerens, Ari Grant, and Colin Campbell

Our significant others, for their support, patience, and putting up with our endless conversations at all hours.