Senior Software Engineer

San Francisco • Full-time


Glide is hiring amazing engineers to help accomplish our goal of creating the next billion software developers by making it easy & fun to create amazing apps without code.

We know how messy & difficult software development is, and we think we know how to make it simple but not simplistic, easy but not boring, and fun but powerful. Come help us do this!

What you'll be doing

  • Designing, building, and scaling the Glide backend
  • and/or creating amazing new mobile UI experiences
  • Developing the Glide 'builder' environment where users create their apps
  • Talking to and learning from customers

This job might be perfect for you if...

  • You have at least four years of experience as a software engineer
  • You can pick up a new programming language and framework in no time
  • You are passionate about software quality and correctness
  • You have a track record of success
  • You have strong organizational skills and are a good communicator
  • You have a love and respect for customer-centric, design-driven software development

Definitely mention if you have...

  • Mobile development experience (iOS or Android)
  • Fluency with web stacks (Node, TypeScript, Firebase)
  • You've built something quirky and fun that you're excited about

How we build Glide

Glide is implemented with TypeScript. We have a custom component system that implements a reactive computation model similar to spreadsheets, that currently has React bindings so that apps run in the browser and as PWAs on iOS and Android.

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.

Reasons to join us

Audacious, Borderline Crazy Mission

Our mission is to create a billion new software developers and power most apps on Earth by 2030. You can see why we need you!

Ship Every Week

We have a "shipping culture"—you'll ship something your first week, and every week after that. Leave your slowpoke job in the dust!

Huuuuuge Impact

We're still a small team, so you'll have a big impact in any role. You'll have a hand in shaping our young company.

Experienced, Friendly Team 😊

We've been designing and building developer tools for decades. We're also kind and committed to helping you grow.