Computers are the most powerful tools to exist in the history of humanity. Sadly, most people are mere consumers of these machines. Only a relative few—the professional software developers—can use this superpower to its fullest extent. As a result, it’s creating an unbalanced world where there are those who program and those who consume programs.
Replit wants to change that dynamic by bringing the next billion software creators online.
We’re looking for smart people with a knack for building developer tools and frameworks that empower other developers to create amazing things. You will be joining an ambitious, collaborative team working towards the same goal: making programming accessible and fun by enabling others to build their own solutions on top of Replit’s platform.
In this role, you will help us shape our modular workspace frontend framework. You will help us build the tools and APIs developers need to create their own IDE extensions. Starting with internal Replit developers and later moving towards community developers. Ideas like an integrated debugger, live code editors, or refactoring helpers – we want our creations to be as simple and fun as they can possibly become.
We’d like someone who has an infrastructure mindset in addition to a developer mindset. In other words, you can write code as well as understand how it’s going to be used in the real world. You can add instrumentation and monitoring to observe the state of the workspace and services involved. Then using that information you can make data-driven decisions about how to build new features or improve the performance of existing ones.
Come lay the foundation and build tools for creators!