Software Engineer
Full time / Remote / EU + North American timezones

Why are we opening this position?

GitBook is a modern documentation platform. Our ambition is to empower teams through a new document standard suited for modern work and collaboration. GitBook is now used by over 1.5M users and thousands of teams such as Adobe, Netflix, Decathlon, and Google.
We are growing and focused on evolving our technical product capabilities along with our core team structures, processes, and practices. With this in mind, we're looking for a user focused Software Engineer to join our Product and Engineering team and help us own the product vision while developing an outstanding experience for our users.

What will you be doing?

You'll help us in our challenging mission to craft rewarding relationships between our product and our users.
  • You'll participate in crafting a strong product driven engineering culture that places a heavy emphasis on product thinking throughout the entire development lifecycle to maximize user impact.
  • You'll grow GitBook's impact on millions of users by solving technical product challenges of high scope and complexity .
  • You'll leverage a product driven approach to crafting our unique, highly scalable solutions for complex systems with a serverless philosophy that drives our application.
  • You'll own the implementation of new features from concept to production, including proposal, discussion, and execution.
  • You'll contribute to the definition and be the advocate of our internal standards for style, maintainability and best practices.
  • You'll provide mentorship for engineers to help them grow in their technical responsibilities and remove blockers.

What environment will you be working on?

Technical stack

We’re working on a server-less architecture (using Firebase and Google Cloud services) in NodeJS and React (both in TypeScript). Here's our page to learn more about our stack.

How we work

Engineering works to continuously delivering value, focusing on shipping as a team. We use agile processes that work for us and experiment frequently. Our process runs on two week async "cycles" that emphasize leadership through ownership and operating in the open. We leverage Kanban mechanisms that prioritize throughput, velocity, and impact to help us succeed in our mission to foster rewarding relationships between our product and our users. As a product focused organization, Engineering works in tandem with Product, Design, and Support to participate in crafting value throughout the entire product delivery process.

You will be valued for:

  • Your product-oriented mindset You are driven by creating values for our users, and not solely by solving hard tech problems. You have experience owning a project from concept to production, with a focus on the end user and final impact. You approach engineering with an empathy driven mindset that keeps a broader context when executing.
  • Your teamwork You understand that value is created and delivered to users. You help the team operate openly and transparently, elevating the quality of documentation and our rigour. You grow through experimentation and lead with compassion, improving the organization and your teammates.
  • Your technical experience You have experience working with TypeScript, React, NodeJS, and serverless architecture.
  • Your engineering skills You have a solid understanding of how web applications are built and delivered to users. You are comfortable with topics such as performance optimisation, data synchronisation, and caching. Your experience in application monitoring and debugging will also be valued and it will be an added plus if you have experience with server-less infrastructure.

What's next?

First, we will take the time to review your application and we will get back to you within a week, regardless of our decision.
We know that your time is valuable so we work to move the process along quickly and keep it casual. We're not believers in "gotcha" questions or checking for skills you'll never actually use as an engineer at GitBook.
Here's what our process will look like:
  1. 1.
    Discovery Call (30 min) with our Head of Engineering to look for healthy alignment
  2. 2.
    Technical Conversation (30 min) with 2 members of our Engineering team
  3. 3.
    Career Journey interview (60 min) with 2 GitBook team members
  4. 4.
    Take Home product engineering exercise (1-2 hours)
  5. 5.
    Pair Programming interview (60 min) expanding on the take home exercise
  6. 6.
    Meet the Founder call (30 min) with Samy, co-founder

Learn more:

Every single team member is a value addition to our culture, so it's important for us to state our company values and our organization values:
  • Lead through ownership
  • Deliver value continuously
  • Operate in the open
  • Bias to document
  • Keep it simple
  • Be rigorous
While joining GitBook, you will also appreciate our Perks & Benefits.