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Software Engineer


1 year ago

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At Retool, we’re changing the way software is built. We’ve developed the fastest way to build internal tools, saving companies time, resources, and engineering bandwidth. Whether it’s refunding orders, underwriting loans, managing marketplaces, rolling out new features, analyzing transactions, or providing customer support, Retool makes it dramatically faster and easier to build internal tools that teams need. We believe that the future of software development lies in being a force multiplier for developers and technical builders, helping them move considerably faster building a lot more software.  We’re looking for highly collaborative people as we build a world-class team to support this mission and we’d love for you to join us!


Retool started as a way to address obstacles with internal tools and has grown into a company that solves internal tooling for thousands of companies (big and small). We’ve done a lot with a little–we have a growing engineering team and a laundry list of features and foundational improvements we want to tackle. 

To continue our fast-paced growth, we need to build a world-class engineering team. You’ll help us get there by owning end-to-end projects, talking with customers, and ultimately supporting the growth of Retool the product and the business. 


We’re a tool built by engineers for engineers. You will work on features that impact thousands of customers globally and have the ability to change how applications are built across all parts of the stack. You’ll meet with internal counterparts to enhance customer thinking and partner closely with product on building out features. You’ll have a large impact on new features or improve performance on thousands of customers' applications. 

Retool is built primarily in JavaScript and TypeScript, Node.js on the backend, and React on the frontend. We’ll look to you to bring your experience to build within this environment and impact our codebase. You’ll also engage in technical decision-making with the team, participate in planning, and help our engineering team expand its skillset. To that end, you’ll also play a key role in helping us grow the team through interviewing potential new team members. 


As an engineer, you will work closely with product and design teams to build, ship, and iterate new features. We’re a hard-working, passionate bunch who are motivated by collaboration, strong results, and bringing the impact of Retool to our customers. When we’re in the office, we enjoy eating lunch (and occasionally dinner!) together, and we’ve been known for our lively game nights. But at the root of it all, we come together to show our customers and not-quite-yet customers how Retool can make them and their companies more efficient and successful. If this sounds like a fit, we’d love to hear from you! 


  • Improve the UX of the Retool core editor, which involves plenty of interesting problems, both technical (e.g. "how do we implement our drag and drop system in a performant way?") and otherwise (e.g. "how do we handle the pushing of existing components when dragging new components on?")

  • Expand the types of applications that you can build into different parts of the development process 

  • Debug customer problems + build features for them (e.g. "the Google Sheets integration doesn't support adding rows", and "what's the best way to support that? Via cell ranges, or via a lightweight, home-grown ORM?")

  • Help assess and recruit future engineers

  • Work on increasing the scalability of Retool’s platform (e.g. frontend application performance, reducing query latencies) 


  • 6+ years experience in professional software development, ideally some of which you’ve spent in startups

  • Experience owning technically challenging and demanding cross-functional projects

  • Experience across the entire stack, from backend to frontend (and if you have a preference, we’d love to hear it!)

  • Experience with cloud based infrastructure like Azure, AWS or GCP

  • Ability to make technical decisions quickly, while looping in key stakeholders, too

  • A customer-first mindset and an interest in talking with customers to make sure what we’re building meets their needs

  • Habit of introspection and understanding what’s helped you be successful in the past


  • Experience in JavaScript / TypeScript 

  • Experience with PostgreSQL 

  • Bonus points if you have experience in mentoring other team members, and have previously worked closely with designers

Retool offers generous benefits to all employees. For more information, please visit the benefits and perks section of our careers page!


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