The leading open-source AI code assistant

Software Engineer (JetBrains Plugin)

$100K - $150K / 0.25% - 0.75%
San Francisco, CA, US
Job Type
3+ years
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Nate Sesti
Nate Sesti

About the role

Continue is seeking a prolific engineer with strong experience writing Kotlin/Java, Swing, or JetBrains plugins to help us build a user experience designed from first principles to feel native in JetBrains IDEs. In this role, you will take ownership of the open-source plugin by designing, building, and maintaining a product loved by many, including yourself.

About you

Please keep in mind that we are describing the background that we imagine would best fit the role. If you don’t meet all the requirements, but you are confident that you are up for the task, we absolutely want to get to know you!

  • You are proficient in Kotlin/Java and have either built JetBrains extensions before or are experienced in Swing
  • You have a strong design sense and iterate extremely quickly on user interfaces
  • You are extremely detail-oriented and care deeply about building a product that you are proud to share with others
  • Your natural instinct is to jump into the code, which you can do already, since a lot of the codebase is open source

What you will do

We’re a startup, so you’ll have to be ready to do whatever is required to accomplish our mission. However, you can definitely expect to:

  • Play a key role in our GitHub and Discord communities by answering questions and resolving problems

  • Design and implement native UI for our JetBrains extension

  • Iterate on the smallest details to make our chat and autocomplete experiences awesome

  • Make contributions to core functionality such as prompts, autocomplete post-processing, and codebase retrieval

About Continue

We believe there is an opportunity to create a future where developers are amplified, not automated. This is why we are building the leading open-source AI code assistant and layering an enterprise product on top of it to enable organizations to build their own AI code assistant.

Headquartered in San Francisco, Continue (YC S23) is funded by Heavybit and angels like Julien Chaumond (co-founder of Hugging Face), Lisha Li (founder of Rosebud AI), and Florian Leibert (co-founder of Mesosphere).

With 12k+ GitHub stars, 200k+ downloads, and many large organizations like Siemens rolling out Continue, we are building a team to tackle the biggest challenges at the intersection of AI and developer tools.

Team Size:3
Location:San Francisco
Ty Dunn
Ty Dunn
Nate Sesti
Nate Sesti