Fig adds visual apps, shortcuts, and autocomplete to your terminal.

Systems Engineer at Fig

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Brendan Falk
Brendan Falk

About the role

Fig makes the terminal more productive and discoverable for developers. Despite being used by just about every developer, the terminal has barely changed since 70s. We think this is pretty crazy.

Fig is backed by Y Combinator, General Catalyst, Kleiner Perkins and a bunch of amazing devtools founders and executives.


Roles & Responsibilities

  • Build Fig's macOS app and in future, Fig's Linux and Windows apps
  • Build Fig's pseudoterminal (Figterm)
  • Integrate Fig with different shells, terminals, and popular applications like Docker, SSH, and tmux
  • Design systems to speed up testing and deployments
  • Talk to users, ideate on product
  • Create delightful user experiences

Key Qualifications

  • Strong familiarity with at least one of the following systems programming languages: C, C++, Rust, Objective-C
  • Experience architecting and maintaining large applications
  • Low-level understanding of how operating systems work: concurrency, threads, processes, file systems
  • Strong familiarity with the shell 

Bonus Points

  • Strong familiarity with Swift and/or macOS apps
  • Familiarity with the macOS accessibility APIs
  • Experience building a developer tool (even if personal use)

About the Team

  • We work in office!
  • We are 50% internationals
  • We all care deeply about great DX: developer experience 
  • We are self-directed and self-motivated but work collaboratively as much as possible
  • We are a startup. We all wear many hats
  • We build tools that solve our own problems. It turns out lots of developers have these problems too
  • We guarantee you will laugh every day

Why you should join Fig

Fig is re-imagining the terminal.

Our first product is autocomplete. Under the hood, we have built an API that hooks into any terminal. We can do a ton of cool things, like this

Why Join Fig? Our mission is to make developers more productive. We want you to build tools that make you more productive. If you use these tools every day, chances are others will too.

If you join us, you’ll directly help shape:

  • Our future company culture
  • Our engineering practices
  • The people that we hire
  • The direction & focus of our products