Notion

26 - 50 Employees
11 - 25 Engineers
$10M - $25M Funding
Series A

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.

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Our product: https://notion.so

Our jobs page: https://www.notion.so/notion/Work-at-Notion-e7aeb157238a4603a2964b28c646f07f

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

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Why join us?

Engineering at Notion
Engineering team and processes
  • 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).
Technical Challenges
  • 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?
Projects you might work on
  • 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.

Tech stack
Typescript. React. NodeJS. Postgres.

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
Free Food
Beautiful Office
Pet Friendly
Company Retreats
Health Insurance
Gym/Fitness
Travel
Workshops/Conferences
Maternal/Paternal Leave
Flexible Hours
Team Activities
Transportation
401(k) Contribution
Philanthropic Contributions
Other
Relocation

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