Onebrief makes military headquarters run seamlessly

Sr. Product Engineer at Onebrief

$170k - $210k
Austin/TX / Remote
Job Type
3+ years
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Grant Demaree
Grant Demaree

About the role


Virtually everything in the military requires a plan—from everyday operations to war-time missions. With a rigorous process, many stakeholders, and rudimentary software (PowerPoint!!), planning is very slow.

Onebrief is a collaborative software designed to make military planning fast. Think of Onebrief as a hybrid of Miro and Notion. In Onebrief, planners use boards, conceptual diagrams, timelines, spreadsheets, slide decks and text documents to create their plans—all while sharing a common database. Everything stays in sync, in realtime.

The scope and complexity of our task present a real challenge to our mission of creating a tool that feels familiar and fluid. That's why world-class engineering is so central to what we do and has been key to our success so far.

As we approach a new stage of growth, we are looking for a product engineer to help us catch up with the rapidly increasing demand for new and more sophisticated product features.

About the Job

As a product engineer, your primary responsibility will be to implement intuitive and performant user interfaces, prioritized by user value through constant and rapid experimentation. In doing so, you’ll also play a leading role in continuously evolving our front-end architecture.

You’ll be among our first hires and will report directly to Rafa, our CTO.

About You

The ideal candidate has worked on B2B/SaaS projects where creating a fluid user experience involved a great deal of technical complexity. We are especially interested in projects involving aspects of creative support, data visualization, or modern collaboration.


  • You are trained and experienced front-end engineer, who's worked extensively with React.js
  • You have a comprehensive understanding of the current state of web technology and best practices
  • You have the skills to create simple solutions for complex problems quickly; often benefiting from tried-and-true techniques
  • You put user value before tech
  • You learn quickly, work iteratively and naturally seek collaboration
  • You communicate clearly and succinctly
  • You are a U.S. citizen
  • Finally, you are a manager of one—capable of setting your own direction, building something from scratch, and seeing it through

About our process

If you are the one, we'll hire you in 5 simple steps:

  1. Intro phone call (30min)
  2. 2 interviews (1h/each)
  3. Small take-home project + presentation
  4. Reference checks
  5. Quick decision + offer

Why you should join Onebrief

Onebrief makes military planning fast and collaborative. This type of planning is characterized by creative problem solving and high-stakes decision making, but currently it's unacceptably slow. Among U.S., NATO and allied countries, there are thousands of units where Onebrief is sorely needed now. As one of our customers said, “if we had Onebrief in 2001, Afghanistan would be in different shape today.” In 5 years, it will be unthinkable to present military options to the President in anything but Onebrief.

We are on track to be one of the first defense companies built in the model of modern SaaS startups to deliver a consumer grade user experience with real impact.

We are post-revenue and backed by a mix of Silicon Valley venture capital and former military officers. We’re also an AFWERX (US Air Force) SBIR awardee.

We are based in Austin/TX but operate as an all-remote company.