• Location
    • San Francisco
  • Date Posted
  • May. 25, 2021
  • Function
  • Software Engineering
  • Sector
  • Business Applications

About Us:

We make software that anyone can mold and shape to take on every challenge — from taking personal notes to running large companies. Usually based in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, we’ve been building together since 2016, are backed by Index Ventures, Sequoia Ventures, First Round Capital, and trusted by customers including Nike, New Relic, Verizon, Samsung, and more. We’re excited to be growing a team as diverse and creative as the millions of people we reach worldwide, and a company where everyone can thrive.

About The Role:

Notion’s Growth Engineers are masters of the ins and outs of our business. Using experiments, creativity, and feature creation, this team accelerates the value of Notion to more users.

What You’ll Do:

  • Deliver experiments with velocity and quality to move core business metrics.
  • Get to know the Notion customer to understand key points in the customer journey and uncover insights that will drive activation and engagement
  • Plan, shape, and build new product features from start to finish: through conception, research, implementation, and maintenance.
  • Work at all levels of the stack from AWS + Node + SQL to React + HTML + CSS

What We’re Looking For:

  • 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.
  • Shipping polished user interfaces: You can work with others to build and maintain quality user interfaces for a big audience, using Web technologies like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and a modern UI framework like React. If you’ve experienced the technical challenges of rapid growth, that’s a plus.
  • 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 bottom line.
  • 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 and bad.
  • Not ideological about technology: To you, technologies and programming languages are about tradeoffs. You may be opinionated, but you’re not ideological and can learn new technologies as you go.
  • 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 needed.
  • Team player: For you, work isn’t a solo endeavor. You enjoy collaborating cross-functionally to accomplish shared goals, and you care about learning, growing, and helping others to do the same.

Bonus Points:

  • Experience working on Growth Engineering at another company
  • A history of strong cross-functional collaboration with marketing, sales, and/or other non-technical teams
  • 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.
  • You have interests outside of technology, such as in art, history, or social sciences.