Work @ Topaz Labs

Make a real impact on thousands of photographers


Put a dent in the universe

Choose what you work on

Become the best at what you do

Photo by Trey Ratcliff. Created with Topaz Adjust.

Put a dent in the universe

Make a real impact on thousands of photographers

It’s hard to find a group of people as passionate as photographers are. These are folks who travel for weeks, brave fierce weather, and sometimes even risk their lives to get that perfect shot.

So when we help photographers create better work through carefully designed software, it matters deeply to them. You’ll make a powerful and lasting difference in the lives of thousands of people.

We’re a small team making a big impact. Each of us directly improves the lives of our customers and influences our industry every single day.

It’s not easy, but it’s endlessly exciting and rewarding.

Photo by Tim Wallace. Created with the Topaz Collection.

Choose what you work on

We believe that great things happen when you take intense pride in your work. We believe the best thing we can do is align the company’s goals with your individual goals – and then get out of your way.

So you’re not going to do any busy work if we can help it. Instead, take full ownership over your area of responsibility. You’ll decide what to work on, and every decision will have a real impact that you can see and own.

Our philosophy is to move fast and constantly iterate. Own your successes and learn from your failures. Be relentlessly resourceful. And do the best work you’ve ever done because you know it’ll make a difference.

Your destiny within the company depends 100% on you.

Photo by Joel Tjintjelaar. Created with Topaz ReMask.

Become the best at what you do

It takes 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to achieve world-class skill. That is an enormous amount of time. How do you plan on getting there?

We’ll make a promise to you. At Topaz Labs, you’ll work harder than you’ve ever worked before. But, in return, we’ll make sure that everything you do puts you further on your path towards mastery.


The beauty of working in a small team is that you get to make a big footprint. By taking on big responsibilities and being 100% engaged every day, you will improve faster than you ever could otherwise.

Our goal is to make you the best in the world at what you do. It’s not for everyone, but if you’re willing to put in the work, then let’s talk!

Photo by Glyn Dewis. Created with Topaz Clarity.

What We Offer

Flat organization + creative freedom. Do things that matter, own your work, and learn quickly.

High-end work equipment. Snacks: Kind bars, Red Bull, etc. Free books and education.

Full health benefits (medical, dental, vision). 3 weeks paid time off. 401(k) matching.


Senior Image Processing Scientist

Topaz Labs is one of the top providers of advanced photo editing plugins and image effects software to professionals and hobbyists alike. We’re looking for a passionate, innovative, and driven Image Processing Scientist to lead our next generation of photo effect development.

As a key member of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in the complete product development cycle, to exercise your creativity and skill to the fullest, and directly shape the outcome of our products for millions of people.  In a small but fast growing team, you have the special opportunity to grow both in technical and leadership skills.

Our ideal candidate…


  • Has a passion to develop the best and coolest image processing applications for market
  • Has an excellent knowledge of theory and implementation of image processing, computer vision, or computational photography
  • Can write clean and robust code in C/C++, and is familiar with OpenCV and MATLAB
  • Has experience with GPU computing using OpenGL, OpenCL, or CUDA.
  • Is self-motivated, a fast learner, and has willingness to take initiative
  • Has a Ph.D. in Computer Science/Engineering, or a related field is required



  • Has 3+ years of professional software development experience
  • Has a keen sense of identifying customer needs and providing state-of-the-art solutions by researching algorithms and implementing solutions
  • Has a strong interest in photography and photo editing
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