Desktop Application Engineer ( Remote )

Mattermost, one of Y Combinator's top 100 companies, provides an open source enterprise-grade messaging platform to the world’s leading organizations that allows teams to collaborate securely and privately anywhere. With over 10,000 server downloads / month our customers include Uber, Samsung, Affirm, The US Department of Defense and more. Our private cloud solutions offer secure, configurable, highly-scalable messaging across web, phone and PC with archiving, search, and deep integrations with hundreds of SaaS and on-premises technologies. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, our company serves customers around the world with a distributed organization spanning the globe.

We value high impact work, ownership, self-awareness and being focused on customer success. If these values match who you are, we hope you'll learn more about working at Mattermost and come talk to us!

About the Role

Working in open source means your work is publicly visible. Your code will receive both credit and constructive critique from the community. With the right mindset and support these can lead to you a highly positive working environment and making the best engineering decisions of your career. Core committers include highly skilled volunteer developers from the community, staff employed by enterprises deploying and investing in Mattermost, as well as staff employed by Mattermost, Inc.

We are looking for an experienced desktop application engineer to build, improve and innovate on our open source Electron application that is used as the primary client by thousands of customers.


    • Solve difficult productivity challenges from the UI to the backend

    • Drive the architecture of the Mattermost Desktop App

    • Design and implement desktop-specific features

    • Work closely with product managers and UI/UX designers to build amazing experiences

    • Play a pivotal role in setting the direction and standards for a large open source project

    • Guide, review and support open source contributors and community members


    • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related

    • 3+ years of full stack or desktop software engineering experience

    • Strong skills across our technology stack: JavaScript, React, Redux

    • Experience building cross-platform desktop apps with Electron


    • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related

    • 3+ years of full stack or desktop software engineering experience

More about you

    • You have a passion for great developer tools and enjoy working with developers.

    • You are an avid learner and self-starter, and you like to be challenged.

    • You possess a can-do attitude and a strong desire to innovate.

We're looking for someone who wants to help us build the future of Mattermost and improve the way the world communicates. The right person in this role has the opportunity to have a huge impact on Mattermost the product, and its many users worldwide, but also on our open source community that has been key to Mattermost's success. If this sounds like you - please apply!

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