Clojure job: Design/Frontend Engineer


Design/Frontend Engineer at Logseq

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States โ€บ Massachusetts โ€บ Boston
  (Posted Mar 3 2022)

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About the company
๐Ÿง  Logseq exists to increase the knowledge output of humanity.

Why should you care about this role? ๐Ÿค”
๐ŸŒ Change the world. Weโ€™re here to push the bounds of what computers can unlock within our collective minds, how they can reshape the way we think and reason together, discover insightful connections, arrive at creative explanations, and tackle complex problems. We believe in Nelson, Kay, and Engelbart and their bold visions of a Computer Renaissance. If you're thinking "I wasnโ€™t meant to farm likes on another card app" (you know who), then this is the environment where you can start dreaming again. Work on what inspires you: be a part of the team that revolutionizes how humans interact with knowledge and information. Maximize the knowledge output of humanity, write the history of human progress, and accelerate our progress into the future.

We are a small and tightknit team of 10. We invest a lot of time into getting the cultural and performance right, only hiring the smartest missionaries. It's a big mission we're after. Our team has built some of the best software in the universe at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, Alibaba, Logitech, etc.
Beautiful design is at our core. We sweat details and regularly test the limits of HCI. We care about accessible, joyful, and buttery interactions between our minds, our fingers and our digital super powers.
We're remote first. You get to live anywhere and work within USA ยฑ2h timezone. Overall, we always try to make life really easy for you. We do meetings only when they're really needed. Not by default.
We are backed by the world's best investors and operators behind Airbnb, Instagram, Quora, Neuralink, SpaceX, Facebook, Stripe, GitHub, Shopify, Uber, AngelList, etc. You're in good company. Our advisor and investor network is there to help us wherever we need it, they're serious about helping us build a better world.

Do they allow remote work?
Remote work is possible, see the description below for more information.

Job description
Build knowledge tools to push the bounds of human wisdom and creativity, to accelerate us into a smarter, more prosperous future, that will change how we may think, know, and tackle complex problems. All while valuing privacy and data ownership.

As a front end engineer, you will design, scope, and implement our user facing products with extreme attention to detail and polish, and regularly venture off into the frontier of human computer interaction.

In short: Remote full time position in USA or EU ยฑ2h (flexible for the right person). Build the future of knowledge for humanity in React and Clojurescript. Competitive salary for wherever you live and 0.25-.75% stock options in the company.

How did we design this role? ๐ŸŽจ
A love for polished experiences. We only build beautiful products. We can feel when it's just right, when the onboarding is magical, when we're awestruck by a magical product. And that's our bar. We make sure our users will get the best possible experience. It's important you enjoy the part of making things smoother than they need to be while getting the job done.
Support our users: We have awesome users, and supporting them often includes getting some help from the person that implemented the particular feature a customer is having issues with.
Flexible. As a startup, roles can be fluid. You will mainly work on the frontend/user facing part of the product, but everyone is open to helping wherever needed.
Our stack. We love quality and productivity. Design-wise and engineering wise. We use Clojurescript with Rum/React to allow us to ship fast and experiment faster.

Some nice to haves:
You have experience building complex interactive or collaborative web applications (bonus: experience in editor applications)
A passion for the knowledge management, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), or productivity spaces. You possess ample ambition to invent the future.
2+ years working in front end engineering on functional + beautiful products. Even better if youโ€™ve been on a remote team.
A high level of polish and UX sensibilities (bonus: product skills, a strong portfolio)
You have used ClojureScript in a production environment before, and feel comfortable using Clojure and functional programming in general to solve non-trivial problems
Excellent English writing skills
Desire to own entire features to customers and the team

Our Interview Process ๐Ÿ’ญ
All of our conversations are two-way streets. We reserve a lot of time for the questions that you ask us. And we'll in large parts learn about you by the questions that you ask.

Our steps:
Initial interview with An (15-30 min)
Cultural interview with An and Tienson (1h)
Technical assessment with Tienson or an engineer (1h)
Code with us on the product!
Reference call with 3 of your (former) colleagues (15min each)
We make an offer

Our offer and benefits ๐ŸŒฑ
Salary: We pay competitively for the best talent, wherever you are.
Equity: 0.25% - 0.75% stock options of Logseq
Time off: 14 paid vacation days per year (PTO) + all of your nationally observed holidays
"Remote Work" stipend: up to $10,200 a year to make your work environment perfect. MacBooks, WeWorks/coworking, chairs, premium matcha tea, vacation tickets, wool socks, gifts for your closest friends... whatever! We want Logseq to be the best place you will ever work. Whatever you need.
Learning stipend: $1000 for books, workshops, anything to invest in your learning. Exceptions granted regularly.
Summits: We aim to bring everyone together twice a year.
Company health insurance policy: We'll of course take care of that. :)
401k/Pension match plans: โœ…

Parental leave: Paid time off to spend quality time with your family.

Make a big difference: We're building something history will remember. Be a core part of that. Own and implement decisions to build Logseq from scratch.
Remote-first team: We're based in Boston, Taipei, and Huangzhou. With plans to hire team members in all sorts of places. ๐ŸŒ
Flexible working hours: We use meetings when needed and not per default. We care more about exceptional output than inputs.

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Company: Logseq

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Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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