Overview

As a small team, we’re all generalists and constantly picking up new challenges. When it comes to 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 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

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.