Full Stack Engineer

San Francisco


Role Location

  • San Francisco


11 - 25 people


2948 20 Th St
San Francisco, CA, 94110, US

Tech Stack

  • Typescript. React. NodeJS. Postgres.

Role Description

Remember when you programmed your first piece of useful software? The power and delight you felt when it just... worked? We want to deliver that experience to everyone by giving them the building blocks to create useful tools of all kinds — without needing to code. That's the vision of the computing pioneers since the 70s. Today, all the infrastructure is present, but we need remarkable engineering to pull it off.

So, what will you do as a Full Stack Engineer at Notion?

  • You'll build new product features from start to finish: through conception, research, maintenance, and polish. Think features to improve team collaboration, such as a better commenting experience.
  • You'll build improvements to performance, reliability, and product polish — for example, improving the efficiency and performance of our editor.
  • You'll build and improve processes and internal tools with simplicity and productivity in mind — such as, a tool to sync valuable user feedback with our internal Notion database.

This might be for you if...

  • You've built and maintained quality user interfaces that have reached a large audience, ideally while the product is experiencing rapid growth.
  • You can readily learn most technologies as you go. To you, technologies are about tools and tradeoffs, not an ideology.
  • You care about the business implications of anything you build. You're not just going after cool stuff — you understand the balance between craft, speed, and the bottom line.
  • You've spent meaningful time as a senior engineer or tech lead — or even better, you've managed a team before.
  • Bonus: You're fluent with Typescript, NodeJS, Postgres, Docker.
  • Bonus: You're familiar with the work of computing and science heroes like Ada Lovelace, Douglas Engelbart, Alan Kay, etc. — and understand why we're big fans.

About Notion

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-MS Office world.

My cofounder and I often joke that this was like the hot startup topic of the 90s. But conceptually, tools for knowledge workers haven't advanced much since then. The state of art is either Google Docs/Quip/Dropbox Paper (multiplayer WordPerfect), or rigid SAAS apps (Visual Basic on the web by outsourced IT). To end users, all the knowledge and workflows are trapped in different silos, the best people can do is to duct-tape everything together, previously with emails, nowadays 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 – and this is just the beginning.


Our product: https://notion.so

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

Our company story (in a graphic novel format): https://notion.so/about

Our feature in the WSJ and some other places: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-only-app-you-need-for-work-life-productivity-1521640800 https://www.invisionapp.com/inside-design/ivan-zhou-notion-interview/ https://www.figma.com/blog/design-on-a-deadline-how-notion-pulled-itself-back-from-the-brink-of-failure/

Our Twitter (for company vibe): https://twitter.com/NotionHQ

Our release note (we ship fast!): https://www.notion.so/notion/What-s-New-157765353f2c4705bd45474e5ba8b46c

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

Company Culture

  • 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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