role

Senior Backend Engineer

where

San Francisco

position

Full-time

Senior Backend Engineer

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.

Responsibilities

  • Design, build, and scale the Glide backend
  • Talk to and learn from customers

About You

  • At least four years of experience as a software engineer
  • Confident working in at least three programming languages
  • Passionate about software quality and correctness
  • Has worked on successful software products
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • A love and respect of customer-centric, design-driven software development

Bonus

  • 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.

Mission

We believe the ability to make software is a universal human right, so our mission is to create a billion new software developers by 2030. We will accomplish this by making it easy & fun for anyone to create amazing apps without code.

Team

Glide is founded by four former Xamarin/Microsoft designers and engineers. 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.

Culture

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.

Interested?

To apply, please:

  • Briefly explain what Glide is and why you want to work on it.
  • Include your LinkedIn, GitHub, Dribbble, portfolio, or any other online profile you think is relevant.
  • Create a video with Loom to introduce yourself and walk us through some work you're proud of. Dig into the details and show us what makes it special.

We are so excited to work with you!