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Senior Frontend Engineer

At Linear, we are creating software for teams who want to build high quality products.

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At Linear, we are creating software for teams who want to build high quality products. Quality of software is driven by both the talent of its creators and how they feel while they’re crafting it. Teams that have the time and energy to be focused on the work itself can build magical, high quality software. Our tools and practices need to do their best to nurture this, not take it away. To bring back the right focus, these are the foundational ideas Linear is built on - The Linear Method.

Our founders Tuomas, Karri, and Jori started this journey in 2019 and have designed, delivered and scaled software at some of the fastest growing tech companies in the world — Uber, Airbnb, and Coinbase. We are a remote-first company with a team of 9 based in the USA and EU and we're looking to hire great people who are based in US/EU or equivalent timezones. We raised Series A funding in December 2020 lead by Sequoia Capital and have investment support and advisement from industry leaders including Dick Costolo (Managing Partner, 01 Advisors|Former CEO, Twitter) Dylan Field (CEO, Figma), and Patrick Collison (CEO, Stripe).

As a small team, we’re all generalists and constantly picking up new challenges. When it comes to product and code, we’re looking to work with experienced people who can pick a problem and solve it. We use TypeScript and build scalable systems so we can continuously make progress on a solid foundation. We don’t expect you to have a background in everything we use, but we do expect strong JavaScript fundamentals and a background working with React, and ideally TypeScript.

What you'll do

  • Building new user-facing features with beautiful and scalable UI components

  • Work closely with founders and design to implement fast new feature concepts

  • Implement complex React components from drag & drop to virtualized rendering of large data collections

  • Adding real-time collaborative editing to our content editor

  • Improving application performance by profiling

  • Redefining best-in-class software development processes so that we can build an opinionated product

Tech

  • React frontend with Styled Components, utilizing hooks for the composability of functionality

  • Proprietary data synchronization library built for speed and offline support. Delta-packets are transported using WebSockets

  • MobX for binding the data model to the UI

  • Prosemirror-based content editor

  • Electron desktop application

  • Public GraphQL API that has access to all of the user's data

  • Node, Postgres and Redis in the backend

  • Hosted on Google Cloud with k8s

  • GitHub, Slack, Notion

  • Design system with React component library

Learn more about the technology behind our data syncing engine from a talk by our co-founder Tuomas.

We care deeply about design. For us, it’s both how it works and how it looks. At its core, Linear is a developer tool where speed, interactions, and small details matter. We are designing it to be highly functional, yet minimalistic and delightful.

About this role

December 19th, 2021

May 29th, 2021

Full Time

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About Linear

Learn about Linear and their company culture.

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Software used to be magical. We were excited about the new possibilities it opened up.

As the decades went by, software became more common. It became a larger part of our lives and an important part of how the world operates.

Today software is everywhere, but it’s become increasingly rare to encounter truly great software. Computers are faster but apps work slower. Corners are cut with each release. Product decisions are driven by A/B tests.

We’ve lost the magic along the way. And the result is software that’s frustrating and boring to use.

We want to bring that magic back.

Linear was born out of our own frustrations in building software projects in successful high-growth companies. We saw the effects of subpar tools and practices in our teams, so we decided to build something better.

We chose the name Linear to signify progress.

We’re creating software for teams who want to create impac We think the software you use every day to work should be of the highest quality. It should feel exciting and enticing. It should be fast. And you should feel empowered when using it. Professional tools should have professional quality.

We truly believe that the tools teams use directly impact the outcome of their work. Bad tools encourage bad habits. Good tools encourage good habits.

The tools we use should make us more powerful and help us to accomplish our goals. No matter what you are creating, we want to support you.

The company was founded 2019, and today, hundreds of high-impact teams and companies are already using Linear daily to build next generation software.

We’re backed by some of the best founders, angels and venture capitalists in the industry.

We’re building Linear to be a fully distributed company. Today our team is located in California, New York and Finland. We believe in the importance of having able to choose where you live without having to make trade-offs between work and being close to your family, community or interests.

We believe that the freedom to work remotely reduces distractions and allows for deeper and more meaningful work. That’s why Linear will support and even help create the workflows and tools of this new way of working.

We believe that the quality of software is driven both by the talent of its creators and how they feel while they’re crafting it. Teams that are excited, engaged and proud of their work build better software.

Right now we’re building our founding team, hiring people who believe in the mission of great software and are excited to be a part of building next-generation of tooling for software teams. Learn more about our principles and practices from Linear Method.

Linear’s founders are engineers and designers, and while we’ve had our tours in management, we’re ICs at heart. We want to feel proud of the work we do, and we want you to feel the same.

Open positions

If there isn’t an open position for you, you can also send an open application at [email protected] with any information you’d think is relevant for future consideration.

What we offer

  • Work life balance

  • Competitive salary and equity

  • Work remotely, no commuting to the office

  • Health, dental and vision insurance (US)

  • 5 weeks paid vacation

  • Parental leave

  • Macbook Pro, 5K display and accessories

  • Latest productivity software like Notion, Superhuman

  • Company paid lunch and coffee during work days

  • Company paid co-working space/desk at an office

  • Company paid carbon offset through Wren

Tech stack

Learn about the technology and tools that Linear uses.

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