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Writer · Software engineer (C#/Microsoft ecosystem)

✍🏽 About Writer

Great writing for everyone. That's our vision.

We're filling a big need for a writing assistant that's built ground-up for the needs of professional users and teams. Writing really is the last unstructured business process. Our roadmap is an exciting combination of deepening  functionality for team leaders and extending functionality for end users — helping them be more effective and efficient in their writing.

🛣 Traction and backing

  • Our customers include Twitter, Intuit, UiPath, Pinterest, and InVision. It's a great community of writers, content strategists, copyeditors, and editorial leaders. They are a true community and the content vanguard. We have a NRR of +130% and we're just getting started.
  • Our funnel is large and growing fast (+1M visitors/month, thousands of weekly trial starts). This is important, as you'll have nearly instant feedback on the features you'll be building or the growth experiments you'll be running.
  • We're backed by the best funds in the game and a world-class group of founders, operators, and angels. (Series A not yet announced  🤫 but we will share more when we meet.)

🎯 Why it's the perfect time to join

  • We're 25 people. There's a lot of room to contribute and grow an enduring SaaS company. You will have unquestionably made it happen.
  • We have strong PMF. We have strong DAUs and deep usage. People spend hours in Writer. The work you'll do will have a direct impact on some of the top companies in the world — as well as users who depend on us to sharpen their writing.
  • Build it, nail it, scale it. We're at 'nail it.' If you like helping turn dirt paths into smooth roads, now is the perfect time to join. We've grown 5x and are running fast towards aggressive — and achievable — milestones.

📐 About this role

With Writer, you'll be working closely with the founders and the engineering team to build, manage, and scale a product experience that tens of thousands of people rely on every day.

As a software engineer for the Microsoft ecosystem, you’ll be the engineering lead on our Writer for Word and Outlook, which is how many enterprise customers use Writer. 

 You’ll build key feature sets of the Word and Outlook experience, from FTUE to onboarding flows to the product experience itself. You’ll optimize code for performance and responsiveness. We’re looking for someone with great UX and UI sensibilities who can make thoughtful, beautiful decisions on things usually decided by PMs and designers. 

🦸🏻‍♀️ Your responsibilities

  • Build out our incredible Word add-in roadmap (very excited to tell you about the upcoming features)
  • Update add-in architecture as changes are made to APIs and deployment mechanisms
  • Make sure every part of the add-in is staggeringly fast
  • Monitor for errors in the add-in and improve our analytics and tracking systems
  • Write test-oriented code that covers common user workflows to ensure stability across all Word versions and installation configurations
  • Work closely with our product team to bring new features to the add-ins 
  • Contribute to an early, special team and help us build on our strong engineering culture

⭐️ Is this you?

  • 5+ years of development experience
  • Strong C#, .NET, and WPF skills
  • Strong experience in C++, Win32, COM API
  • Experience developing desktop applications for Windows using WPF
  • Relentless debugger and problem solver on behalf of customers and users trying to onboard to Writer via Microsoft Office


  • Proactive communication skills, both sync and async
  • Set the highest possible bar for what you ship: it’s consumer-grade or bust
  • A love for good writing

🍩 Benefits

We don’t spend frivolously, but we do take care of our own. Besides smart, sincere colleagues and a vibrant work environment, we are proud to offer:

  • Employer-covered medical plans, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • FSA
  • Competitive parental leave policy (parents actually work here!)
  • Generous PTO
  • Company stock options
  • 401k plan with employer matching
  • Flexible schedules

Writer is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity.  We don't make hiring or employment decisions based on race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Under the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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