Now inviting all designers, artists, photographers, marketers to our Artist + Designer plan (4TB)

Looking for: Frontend Engineer

The tools for keeping track of creative work haven't gotten an update since Dropbox launched. You wouldn't expect the creative process to involve hours of digging through folders and files, but it does, and we're here to change that.

Whether you're a designer, marketer, photographer, or artist, your tools should help you stay in flow. Your current and past work should be right at your fingertips, and it should be a snap to bring in collaborators or share your projects with the world.

We're looking for an experienced frontend-focused engineer (3+ years of experience) to join our early team. As a core member of our team, you will have significant ownership over projects like visual search, creative collaboration, publishing custom templates, and more. We're looking for folks who can take our product to the next level of polish and speed.

📍 San Francisco or remote (US timezones +/- 1 hour)

Apply by emailing [email protected].

About the role

We’re looking for someone who has both strong product focus and frontend infrastructure experience. Our ideal candidate has strong product intuition, an eye for detail when it comes to CSS, and the ability to dig deep into frontend caching/rendering to set the right foundation for our application.

Playbook is a creative tool built for designers and artists. Our users have an eye for quality and appreciate every bit of polish and delight we can bring to the product. Keeping the app snappy and sweating the details matters in everything we do.

The traditional interview process doesn't work the best for everyone. Our process consists of a technical screen followed by interviews or working on a small, paid project with us.

Bonus points for...

 ◦  Solid understanding of React best practices and patterns
 ◦  Experience with frontend data fetching and caching layers (we use apollo-client)
 ◦  Ability to diagnose web app performance, repaints and layout shifts
 ◦  Design or UX experience


 ◦  Early-employee equity
 ◦  Work when and where you're most productive
 ◦  Medical, dental, vision insurance
 ◦  Unlimited paid time off
 ◦  Paid parental leave
 ◦  New laptop and budget for your work setup

More about Playbook

Playbook is a visual cloud storage platform that’s built to fit your creative workflow.

What if you could:

 ◦  Search your team's reference material as easily as Google Photos?
 ◦  Find inspiration from past work as easily as skimming through Pinterest?
 ◦  Never see a file named Doc_v4_final_FINAL.pdf again?

The same creative processes apply to a huge range of roles. Playbook is for designers, marketers, photographers, artists, and anybody working with visual media. Just glance at our community page to see the breadth of work:

We're a team of 11, bringing together experience from companies like Google, Opendoor, and Twitter. Half of us are based in San Francisco and half work remotely.

Playbook culture

Less cult building, more product building. We don’t want a company mission that sounds like propaganda, nor do we want company values the founders don’t actually live by. We’re all about maker culture. We experiment and share results quickly, embrace failures and imperfection and enjoy the process of building something extraordinary.

We care deeply about the personal growth of every team member. We’ve seen too many people end up trapped moving through the ranks, or losing their sense of purpose once they stopped feeling challenged in their jobs. Instead, we will make it our mission to help you become the best in the world at what you do. We will support you in new roles (even if you’re trying something you weren’t hired for), and we will be your strongest allies for the rest of your career.

We love freedom and we believe it’s necessary for creativity. After we left our jobs, we tried various routines to find a more productive and healthier version of ourselves. Most people don’t have the luxury to take time off work to find theirs. So while our company is small, we want to cultivate an exploratory environment. Working from home, fewer days per week, or at unusual hours are all on the table.

We aim to build a profitable and sustainable business that will last many years. We’re serious about delivering a great experience to our customers, staying competitive, and becoming a leader in our industry. With the right people, we believe we can both build a successful business and enjoy this journey together for many years to come.

We're excited to chat! Apply by emailing [email protected].