Backend Engineer


San Francisco




Job Description

Every facet of every Glide app is the input and output of a global, reactive computation, in the same way that cells in a spreadsheet are. This is a radically different way for software to work and poses unique challenges. Come help us solve them.

About You

  • At least two years of experience as a software engineer
  • Confident working in at least two programming languages
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • A love and respect of design-driven software development


  • A strange fascination with spreadsheets
  • Fluency with web stacks (Node, TypeScript, Firebase)

Our Stack

Glide is implemented with TypeScript. Our backend is built on Firebase and Firestore, although we plan to move to a custom backend someday to support unique computations required by our programming model.

We use GitHub for code collaboration, have integration tests in place, and use GitHub flow & CI to automate deployments from branches across staging and production environments.


We are a world-class product team committed to helping a billion people become software developers by creating better tools for them. We’ve worked at startups of all stages and at large corporations. We have decades of experience in product design, compilers, mobile platforms, and developer tools.

We're also veterans of open source—two of us were key members of the Ubuntu team at Canonical, and we've created many other successful open source projects.

As founders, we are passionate about helping our colleagues flourish. We are still small, so our culture is something you will help shape. We are committed to creating a diverse & inclusive workplace.

We are so excited to work with you!