Quip

sf
251 - 500 Employees
51 - 100 Engineers
$25M - $50M Funding

Quip builds a suite of collaboration tools and products. We help teams work smarter and more efficiently with everything from document creation to spreadsheets.

Last year we were acquired by Salesforce for $750 million. We've completely retained our own independent culture, giving you the benefits of startup culture and speed with the stability and scale of a larger company.


Engineering at Quip
Technical Challenges

There are a lot of exciting technical challenges working at Quip, we'd recommend you read this blog post to get the full details: https://triplebyte.quip.com/blog/engineering-at-quip

Here are some of the highlights:

1) Quip's servers are written in Python and clients in JavaScript, Objective-C, Java, and C++. We use Protocol Buffers extensively to communicate between these. We wrote a lot of our core abstractions ourselves to avoid getting locked-in with open source libraries that fall out of repair, but we do use mature open source frameworks like React.

2) One of the unique skills that engineers at Quip have is the habit of building tools that save time. We've built a number of these and we also often iterate on existing tools to ensure they stay relevant and useful. We care a lot about the productivity of our engineers who rely on these tools.

3) Quip's codebase is frequently refactored to make sure we are using the best tools and avoiding code rot. For example we've migrated to Python 3, Docker and React.

Tech stack
Python
Javascript
Object C
Java
C++

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