Electron Applications Engineer


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Doist’s mission is to build the future of work.

While the “future of work” concept has floated around as a trendy catchall, appearing in bland blog titles and uninspiring corporate webinars, do not be mistaken: Doist’s future of work is not their future of work.

Their future of work is more pings, tracking, and meetings. It’s trying to force the square peg of antiquated office work into the round and limitless circle of what work can be.

They approach the future of work from the past. We approach the future of work without assumptions. We're not incrementally improving upon the past. We're questioning everything and radically rethinking what's possible.

As Doist builds the future of work, many more people across the globe will thrive, both professionally and personally.

By relying on our best-in-class tools like Todoist and Twist, and inspiration from our very own workflows we will empower people to turn their big ideas into reality by focusing on meaningful, high-value work. And we will enable people from anywhere to participate in the global economy, thanks to more effective collaboration across time zones and continents.

Our Core Values

They are few, but they are mighty. From creating processes to decision-making and recruiting, we build our four core values into nearly every single thing we do.

  • Ambition. You aspire to put a dent in the universe. You set high standards for yourself and those around you. You solve issues that have a high impact on our customers and our company.

  • Mastery. You care deeply about the quality of your work. You’re continuously learning and pushing yourself to the limits of your ability. As a champion of your craft, you are also a champion of your well-being – you work intensely, then disconnect completely.

  • Independence. Others can trust that you’ll deliver on time. You keep your word and trust your teammates to do the same. You are proactive, take ownership, and remain accountable with little or no direction.

  • Communication. Your communication is clear, concise, and engaging. You keep others in the loop and never go radio silent. You speak respectfully and foster warm relationships through your interactions. You’re culturally and socially aware and can appropriately navigate social situations.

Your Role

As part of our Frontend team, we’re looking for a founding engineer for the desktop applications team. You will be the primary person responsible for our Electron-based desktop clients of Todoist and Twist. Your mission is to ensure we’re building best-in-class hybrid desktop apps across all major operating systems.

Here’s what this looks like in practice:

  • You’re part of the Frontend team and participate in our rituals like code reviews, team meetings, and retreats. Although being the founding engineer for our desktop applications team, we don’t want to isolate you.

  • You actively research, identify and propose desktop-specific features and improvements. On top of being familiar with all major operating systems and their native features, this also requires tight collaboration with our Product and Design teams.

  • You implement new features and maintain them in production, including their supporting infrastructure like build tooling or CI / CD setups.

  • You document your work and everything around it, and actively share knowledge to make contributions from other frontend engineers as seamless as possible.

For the right candidate, this role can be a segway into leadership, where you help us build, lead and retain an exceptional team shipping best-in-class hybrid desktop applications.

About You

It's important to us that the person we hire will thrive in this role. Here are some core things we believe will set you up for success:

  • You have experience with the entire software lifecycle from specifications, to implementation and support in production.

  • You are familiar with the major operating systems and can troubleshoot system-specific issues as they come up (Windows, macOS, Linux).

  • You have experience with Electron, the development of native functionalities (e.g. using the node-addon-api), and the publishing process (e.g. using electron-builder).

  • You have an understanding and appreciation of the web’s foundational languages. HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and the knowledge of when to rely on each. You can apply modern React on top of that foundational knowledge.

  • Your development process includes automated tests.


Not sure the role is a good fit for you? That's okay! We'd still be happy to consider you. Here's what the process will look like:

  1. Submit your complete application by Tuesday, October 11th at 1PM UTC. This includes a resume (or manually entered experience) and thoughtful responses to all the application questions. No cover letter needed!

  2. Application screening. We read every application to understand your motivation, skills, and experience. Once the application window has closed, we'll review your submission and follow up with you regarding the status of your application. Every application will receive a response by Friday, October 14th at 10PM UTC.

  3. Value-alignment interview with Henning M. (Head of Frontend).

  4. We'll ask you to complete a take-home test task.

  5. Test project & technical interview with Natalie M. (Frontend Engineer).

  6. Culture contribution and values interview with Hugo F. (Product Manager).

Making our process as inclusive as possible is important to us. If there's anything we can do to help make our process accessible, don't hesitate to reach out at careers@doist.com and our People Operations team will be happy to work with you.


Our perks and benefits are designed to support your ambitious goals and personal wellbeing. Here’s what that looks like:

The basics

  • Work from anywhere. Doisters can work from anywhere in the world. We never place restrictions on locations.

  • Design your own schedule. Work during the time of day that’s best for you. Doisters are encouraged to work 8-hour days and no more than 40 hours/week.

  • Negotiation-free compensation package. Our formula-based salaries are calculated based on industry-benchmarked skills and geographical location – no stressful negotiation required.

Expand your professional skills

  • Pursue personal projects. All Doisters get one month per year to spend on a work-related project they’re passionate about.

  • Continue your education. You’ll have a recurring budget to spend on attending conferences, taking courses, and purchasing books.

  • Collaborate in-person at retreats. Our team- and company-wide retreats are unforgettable. The connections that we make in person inspire us throughout the year.

Craft your ideal work environment

  • Cozy up at a coworking space. Find a coworking space that’s right for you and Doist will cover the expense.

  • Subscribe to apps and services. You’ll have a monthly budget to spend on services that help you do your job: home internet, work apps, music subscription, etc.

  • Purchase the hardware you need. Every Doister has access to a recurring budget to spend on work-related equipment.

Focus on your well-being

  • Recharge with generous time off. Doisters get 8 weeks (40 days) of PTO per year to use as they wish on vacations and national holidays.

  • Spend time with your new baby. New parents receive 5 weeks of paid parental leave in addition to 13 weeks of paid pregnancy-related medical leave.

  • Invest in your health and wellness. Take care of yourself with a monthly budget for things like a gym membership, healthy snacks, massages, health insurance, etc.


All information collected through this application is stored in Workable, Doist’s Applicant Tracking System, where it will be used for recruitment purposes only. For more information on how we handle candidate data at Doist, we invite you to review our recruitment privacy notice. For questions, please contact us at careers@doist.com (managed by Andrew G. & Mitch N. from People Operations).