Software Engineer, Public API
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: September 21, 2023
We're on a mission to make it possible for every person, team, and
company to be able to tailor their software to solve any problem
and take on any challenge. Computers may be our most powerful
tools, but most of us can't build or modify the software we use on
them every day. At Notion, we want to change this with focus,
design, and craft.
We've been working on this together since 2016, and have customers
like Pixar, Mitsubishi, Figma, Plaid, Match Group, and thousands
more on this journey with us. Today, we're growing fast and excited
for new teammates to join us who are the best at what they do.
We're passionate about building a company as diverse and creative
as the millions of people Notion reaches worldwide.
Notion is an in person company, and currently requires its
employees to come to the office for two Anchor Days (Mondays &
Thursdays) and requests that employees spend the majority of their
week in the office (including a third day).
About The Role:
Millions of people use Notion, and tens of thousands of developers
are making Notion more powerful for those users (and themselves) by
building features, power-ups, and novel new tools on top of
Notion's developer interface.
We are focusing on extending our API for strategic partnerships and
use cases. We need your help to make existing APIs more robust &
reliable, while architecting new classes of APIs to cultivate a
rich ecosystem of tooling built on top of Notion. You will design
and build powerful, scalable, and developer-friendly sets of APIs,
enabling partner and customer developers to extend Notion to be
even more useful as a connected workspace for the millions of users
and teams who rely on us every day.
What You'll Achieve:
- You'll help architect new classes of APIs that can be composed
together by partner and customer developers to solve users'
- You'll understand the developer use cases and work to ensure
that they are all well supported in the APIs you design and
- You'll improve the usability, performance, reliability and
architecture of our externally facing developer APIs service and
Skills You'll Need to Bring:
- Experienced engineer & mentor: You have 8+ years of experience
as a software engineer building scalable technology.You're excited
about bringing your pre-existing knowledge and experience to the
team. You have experience working with and mentoring other software
- Pragmatic and business-oriented:You care about business impact
and prioritize projects accordingly. You're not just going after
cool stuff-you understand the balance between craft, speed, and the
- External developer API expertise: You have experience building
interfaces or tools for external developers to use, or you're
motivated and excited to learn best practices in this
- Thoughtful problem-solving:For you, problem-solving starts with
a clear and accurate understanding of the context. You can
decompose tricky problems and work towards a clean solution, by
yourself or with teammates. You're comfortable asking for help when
you get stuck.
- Put users first:You think critically about the implications of
what you're building, and how it shapes real people's lives. You
understand that reach comes with responsibility for our impact-good
- Empathetic communication:You communicate nuanced ideas clearly,
whether you're explaining technical decisions in writing or
brainstorming in real time. In disagreements, you engage
thoughtfully with other perspectives and compromise when
Nice to Haves:
- You have experience working with public APIs either as a
developer using, creating, or maintaining those APIs.
- You have experience driving teams toward shared goals and can
balance business priorities with individuals' strengths, areas of
interest, and career development goals.
- You're proficient with any part of our technology stack: React,
TypeScript, Node.js, Memcached, Postgres and Docker.
- You've heard of computing pioneers like Ada Lovelace, Douglas
Engelbart, Alan Kay, and others-and understand why we're big fans
of their work.
We hire talented and passionate people from a variety of
backgrounds because we want our global employee base to represent
the wide diversity of our customers. If you're excited about a role
but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every bullet
point listed in the job description, we still encourage you to
apply. If you're a builder at heart, share our company values, and
enthusiastic about making software toolmaking ubiquitous, we want
to hear from you.
Notion is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not
discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race,
color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy,
childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status,
ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information,
veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation,
or other applicable legally protected characteristic. Notion
considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent
with applicable federal, state and local law. Notion is also
committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified
individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job
application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation
made due to a disability, please let your recruiter know.Notion is
committed to providing highly competitive cash compensation,
equity, and benefits. The compensation offered for this role will
be based on multiple factors such as location, the role's scope and
complexity, and the candidate's experience and expertise, and may
vary from the range provided below. For roles based in San
Francisco, the estimated base salary range for this role is
$190,000 - $250,000 per year.
Keywords: Notion, San Francisco , Software Engineer, Public API, IT / Software / Systems , San Francisco, California
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