Software Engineer - Email changed how people work together. This is the step after that.

Posted on: Jul 17

Asana
Location: San Francisco
www.asana.com

At Asana we are building a shared task list for teams in an effort to re-imagine the way people work together. As knowledge workers, we and our loved ones spend most of our time living in programs (email, calendar, document editors, etc.) that help us move and manage data, and get things done. This is an opportunity to improve that part of our lives.

As a Software Engineer, you'll be building Asana's features end-to-end, from designing their data models to implementing the subtle interaction behaviors that differentiate good software and great software. Working closely with seasoned UI designers and supported by a world-class software-infrastructure team, you can focus on delighting users with both large new features and (thanks to our continuous deployment architecture) daily small product enhancements.

By leveraging our in-house framework, Luna, you can rapidly build applications with properties like immediate responsiveness and real-time syncing. Luna really changes the way you think about writing Web applications, including the elimination of a separation between "frontend code" and "backend code." This is an opportunity to use a new paradigm for building interactive software, and to drive the requirements for its ongoing development.

The craftsmanship of product development is deep in Asana’s soul. We work hard to maintain a codebase and a culture that are a joy to work in. Both founders are engineers and still write product code, and Asana will remain a product/technology-focused company.

Requirements:
  • Passion for creating a superlative user experience, down to those little details that matter
  • Sound judgment for balancing between scrappiness and long-term code maintainability
  • Deep knowledge of Web technologies

Desirable:
  • Have built a personal productivity tool before out of fun and/or frustration
  • Derive joy from abstracting and refactoring
  • Strong background in computer science
  • Knowledge of a variety of frameworks (server side, browser side, or for desktop software)
  • Could convert a mock to HTML/CSS prototype in your sleep
  • Experience supporting live production infrastructure, can put out fires under pressure when things go wrong
  • An appetite for data: analyzing metrics and designing A/B tests to help drive the company’s decisions

Apply for this position.
Send a resume to jobs@asana.com