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).
What you'll do
Building new user-facing features with everything from database models to GraphQL resolvers and UI components
Optimizing our data synchronization stack by applying better serialization protocols
Adding real-time collaborative editing to our content editor
Improving performance by profiling and tweaking virtualized list rendering
Adding analytics, monitoring, and alerts to our service so that we can better respond to operational incidents
Open-sourcing any non-trivial innovations that come out of our work on the product
Redefining best-in-class software development processes so that we can build an opinionated product
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
January 31st, 2022
April 26th, 2021
Learn about Linear and their company culture.
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.
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
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
Learn about the technology and tools that Linear uses.
About this role
January 31st, 2022
April 26th, 2021