Senior - Staff Backend Engineer at Linear

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Senior - Staff Backend Engineer Linear. At Linear, we are on a mission to bring magic back to software. To empower product teams to do their best work, we are building an issue tracking and project management tool that combines UI elegance with world-class performance. Founded in 2019, Linear has become the platform of choice for thousands of high-impact companies to build their products better.. Linear was set up as a fully remote company from the start. Today, our small but mighty team is distributed across North America and Europe. What unites us is relentless focus, fast execution, and our passion for software craftsmanship. We are all makers at heart and care deeply about the quality of our work.. As a small team, we’re all generalists and are 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 experience building scalable infrastructure and backend solutions.. Please note: We are an equal opportunity employer and remote-only company. At this time, we can support hiring within the US and most EU time zones. What you'll do. Build the backend for various user-facing features. Optimize real-time, synchronized data delivery across our clients. Improve database and infrastructure performance by implementing caching solutions, connection pooling. Improve observability, monitoring, and alerting for our service so that we can better respond to operational incidents. Scale our service via architectural changes as well as infrastructure improvements. Open-source any non-trivial innovations that come out of our work on the product. Redefine best-in-class software development processes so that we can build an opinionated product. Tech. Node, Postgres, and Redis. Public GraphQL API that has access to all of the user's data. Proprietary data synchronization library built for speed and offline support. Delta-packets are transported using WebSockets. TypeORM, TypeGraphQL. Hosted on Google Cloud with k8s. Monitored via DataDog. GitHub, Slack, Notion. What we offer. Interesting and challenging work. Work-life balance. Competitive salary and equity. Employee-friendly equity terms (extended exercise). Paid lunch and coffee during workdays. Work remotely, no commuting to the office. Paid co-working space/desk at an office. Health, dental, and vision insurance (based on country requirements). Regular team events and off-sites. 5 weeks of paid vacation. 4 months of paid parental leave. Learn how we think and work. A story about our mission: . Read Me. Building our teams: . Why and how we do work trials at Linear. Accel Series B blog post: . Building for Quality: Our Investment in Linear. The technology behind our real-time sync engine from . a talk by our cofounder Tuomas