Come Work With Us

Tlon Team
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Tlon gives people control over the tools they use to stay connected. Our mission is ambitious and demands rigor, intensity, and persistence in our everyday work.

Excellence doesn't happen overnight or alone. The magnitude of our work attracts equally audacious, talented individuals. We're collectively driven to change the way people compute.

Pursuing this mission won't be easy. We're pretty sure if it were the easy way, well, everyone would be doing it. But we're also confident in the foundation we've built, the direction we're going, and the speed with which we're headed there.

Sound fun? We're hiring. We're based in San Francisco, but our team is distributed. Here are some open positions:

For specific information about each job, read on.

Product Engineer

Tlon is looking for an exceptional product engineer.

Over time we intend to expand our flagship toolkit into a platform and are working hard to engineer a clean, straightforward interface system. This is a mobile-first, cross platform project.

We're looking for someone who is up to the challenge of thinking about interfaces from first principles and understands that engineering quality translates to interface clarity. We value responsiveness, speed, and well-structured code.

You have:

  • Built and shipped a mobile product that you're proud of to a nontrivial userbase
  • Experience working on small teams that ship continuously and at a fast pace
  • Proficiency with React Native
  • A track record of building precise, responsive interfaces
  • A strong interest in design and interface
  • Some formal training in visual design or architecture is a plus, but not required

Tell us in your cover letter:

  • About the project you have built and shipped that you're most proud of
  • A story of something you achieved through determination and dedication
  • Why you care about decentralized systems
  • Something you're looking forward to about the future

Design Engineer

Tlon is looking for a design engineer to develop high performance visual and motion animation, effects, and finesse for the interface of our next-generation communications app.

Our ideal candidate is someone who has extensive experience designing a toolkit of crisp animations and implementing them on native iOS and Android apps.

You can rapidly prototype new user experiences, iterate quickly to turn ideas into testable concepts, and evolve our internal design system to establish consistent motion guidelines.

You're just as comfortable in your artistry as you are with the mechanics of their engineering. You understand the delicate balance of beauty and usability.

You have vision, but you're also practical, able to adapt your ideas, and lead their integration. Above all, you have strong perceptive skills, understanding the end-user's needs and experiences.

You have:

  • Proficiency with React Native
  • Proficiency with haptic design implementation
  • Familiarly with sound design for UIs/games a plus
  • Familiarity with SwiftUI, CoreMotion a plus
  • Familiarity with Lottie/Rive/Framer Motion a plus

Tell us in you cover letter:

  • Where we can find your portfolio of your relevant work
  • About a project you have built and shipped that you're most proud of
  • About the app you wish you built and why

If you're interested in working at Tlon but you don't see an open position that fits your particular skill set, we'd still like to hear from you. Send us your resume ([email protected]) and tell us why you think Tlon's mission is important, and how you'd contribute.