We shape our tools, thereafter our tools shape us. - Marshall McLuhan
At Notion, our goal is to create the general purpose work tool for a post-file, post-Microsoft Office world.
My cofounder and I often joke that this was the
hot startup topic of the 90s. But conceptually, tools for knowledge workers haven't advanced much since then. The state of art is something like Google Docs, Quip, or Dropbox Paper (which are just multiplayer versions WordPerfect) or rigid SAAS apps (Visual Basic on the web by outsourced IT). To end users, knowledge and workflows are trapped in different
silos, and the best people can do is to duct-tape everything together, previously with emails, nowadays perhaps with Slack.
Notion wants to challenge this status quo of
software as silos. At the moment, Notion bundles real-time documents, wiki-like organization, lightweight tasks, and a general purpose database/spreadsheet in one tool—but this is just the beginning.
Our product: https://notion.so
Our company story: https://notion.so/about
Our Twitter account: https://twitter.com/NotionHQ
Our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoSvlWS5XcwaSzIcbuJ-Ysg
Our release notes (we ship fast!): https://www.notion.so/notion/What-s-New-157765353f2c4705bd45474e5ba8b46c
We're one of the most popular products on Product Hunt: https://twitter.com/ProductHunt/status/763151320115089409, https://www.producthunt.com/posts/notion-1-0-mac-app, https://www.producthunt.com/posts/notion-2-0
Android engineer San Francisco, CA, United States
Backend Engineer San Francisco, CA, United States
Full Stack Engineer San Francisco, CA, United States
Mobile Engineer San Francisco, CA, United States
Why join us?
Revenue grew over 5x last year.
Funded by the best investors out there: First Round Capital, Naval Ravikant (AngelList founder), Elad Gil (Stripe, Pinterest, ex-Twitter VP), Mike Vernal (Sequoia, ex-Facebook VP)...
Our graphic novel on why Notion exists: https://www.notion.so/notion/Work-at-Notion-e7aeb157238a4603a2964b28c646f07f https://www.notion.so/about
The ultimate leverage for builders—creating a tool that lets other people (especially non-programmers) to create their tools.
Engineering at Notion
- Our engineers are all full stack, technology-agonistic.
- Our designers code (e.g., one of them designed and built the Blueprint - the most popular React component library).
- Front-end: how do we cover and maintain all the platforms with a tiny team? (e.g. 4 of us built clients for web, iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows)
- Back-end: if any of our users can create databases/spreadsheets in Notion with a virtually unbounded number of records (e.g. 10k - 100k records per database), how do we scale that?
Craft a text editor that syncs real-time, works offline, and is robust enough to handle all languages including ones that require composition like Korean or Chinese.
Design and build a view/app builder that lets non-programmers to model simple workflows (a la Visual Basics, or Hypercard).
Build & design a web clipper (a la Evernote) that parses and pipes any web pages into a designated database/spreadsheet in Notion.
Working at Notion
- Heavy on humanity: we love history, art, jazz, fashion...
- Fast & flat
- A big family: We go out for lunch together everyday (Mission has a lot of good restaurants)
- Open minded and curious
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