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Senior Full Stack Engineer - Focalboard Team (Remote, Anywhere)

Job Type
6+ years
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About the role

Mattermost is an open source platform for secure collaboration across the entire software development lifecycle. Hundreds of thousands of developers around the globe trust Mattermost to increase their productivity by bringing together team communication, task and project management, and workflow orchestration into a unified platform for agile software development.

Founded in 2016, Mattermost’s open source platform powers over 800,000 workspaces worldwide with the support of over 4,000 contributors from across the developer community. The company serves over 800 customers, including European Parliament, NASA, Nasdaq, Samsung, SAP, United States Air Force and Wealthfront, and is backed by world-class investors including Battery Ventures, Redpoint, S28 Capital, YC Continuity. To learn more, visit

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 apply!

Mattermost is seeking an experienced full stack Software Engineer to help build, improve, and maintain our Focalboard product. Focalboard is an open source, self-hosted alternative to Trello, Notion, and Asana. It helps define, organize, track and manage work across individuals and teams.


  • Participate in full lifecycle development
  • Work closely with product managers and UI/UX designers to analyze requirements
  • Develop technical specifications based on the product vision
  • Design and implement full stack features
  • Help drive the architecture of the Mattermost Focalboard Application
  • Maintain and improve existing codebases
  • Review peer code changes
  • Liaise with colleagues regarding technical issues
  • Investigate new technologies when relevant
  • Enhance existing application by identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Make recommendations for design and implementation improvements
  • Create automated Unit an End-to-End test scenarios

Required Background/Skills:

  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics related field
  • 5+ years of full stack software engineering experience
  • Strong skills in most of our technology stack: Go, JavaScript, React, React Native, Redux
  • Comfortable with GitHub, GitLab, Jira, CircleCI
  • A passion for solving problems and providing workable solutions
  • Ability to work independently in an asynchronous team environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to think critically and creatively

Why you should join Mattermost

Mattermost is an open source, remote-first enterprise software company headquartered in Palo Alto, California with engineering teams around the world. Our first product is an open source Slack-alternative for high trust DevOps teams who need to execute modern DevOps workflows while meeting stringent regulatory requirements.

Team Size:150
Location:Palo Alto
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