Luster is a provider of high-tech, high-end experiences for events. We have a passion for bringing smart technologies to the event industry. We believe that event organizers should have access to fun and attractive activations for the guests, and at the same time have full insight into the success of their activations via Google Analytics style online dashboards. The ethos with our products is to bring the online and the offline worlds closer together by building custom technology.

We’re a small bootstrapped (profitable) company headquartered in Brooklyn NY (DUMBO). We’ve got sales offices opening in UK and Canada, and run a partnership program where we license our technology to companies internationally.

In 2011, we invented Hashtag Printing. Today, our products have been featured at over 1,500 events in 200 cities across the globe, including events like The Grammys, The Olympics, The Super Bowl, Comic-Con, and many more.

You can find our offices in 10 countries wrapping the globe. We’ve achieved all this while staying under 20 people in our main New York office and keeping a fun and relaxed environment.

Job Description

Be a crucial part of a very small tech team. You’ll be wearing many hats during your average day, everything from server maintenance to front end coding.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, test and deploy software
  • Dev-ops/sysadmin responsibilities
  • Manage your own time and project roadmap
  • Work with other departments to identify opportunities where technology can help our company

Minimum requirements

  • 5+ years of professional background coding for the web
  • Data modeling / optimization, data structures and algorithms
  • Great understanding of core network technologies; IP/TCP/HTTP/SSL/Websockets etc
  • Experience with nginx and AWS (EC2, RDS, S3, CloudFront)
  • Knowledge of UI frameworks such as React.js, jQuery, Bootstrap etc.
  • Excellent knowledge of backend web frameworks such as Django or Rails
  • Excellent understanding and experience with RESTful web APIs
  • Working experience and deployment on linux
  • Scalability: DB, Caching, CDN, async tasks etc.
  • Dev-ops / linux / CI / Deployment
  • BS in comp sci, computer engineering, math or similar training

Bonus skills (since we do this stuff too)

  • Image/video processing, computer vision, opencv etc
  • Instagram/Facebook/Twitter API development
  • Experience with i18n and L10n
  • macOS/iOS development
  • Embedded firmware development (C, C++, Assembly)
  • Bluetooth or other wireless protocols
  • Electronics prototyping, ARM devices
  • Graphics programming; canvas, webgl, opengl


  • Join a unique team building a company unlike any other. Have the opportunity to make a real impact
  • Fun and creative work environment. We challenge ourselves to learn something new every day
  • Competitive salary
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • We encourage employees to take as much vacation they feel is appropriate, necessary, and/or desired. As long as goals are being met, there is no cap.


We have a laid back environment where everyone expects everyone else to do great work without needing to be chased or prodded. We rely heavily on each other to deliver the best work possible. We like to celebrate our wins and enjoy life. We have a diverse team and the company gathers on Friday afternoons to have a beverage and highlight that week’s successes. During the year we have company day-outs where we’ve gone zip-lining, paint-balling, go-karting and visiting wineries in Long Island. Join us and help decide our next team activity!

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