Community Manager / Developer Relations at Fig (S20)
Fig adds visual apps, shortcuts, and autocomplete to your terminal.
San Francisco / Remote
Any (new grads ok)
About 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
About the role
Skills: Bash/Shell

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

  • Your key metric: Be the main point of contact for all Fig users, contributors, and developers
  • Engage with users across email, Discord, Twitter, GitHub, meetups, community events
  • Manage Fig's Discord community of 3k+ members
  • Build and maintain a self-serve support system for users
  • Write tests for Fig's shell, terminal, and operating system integrations
  • Help prioritize Fig's roadmap by presenting weekly support summaries
  • Contribute to Fig's public autocomplete repo -Write and share blog posts

Key Qualifications

  • Great organisation (Inbox zero type)
  • Great communicator (clear, concise, friendly)
  • Strong familiarity with the shell (bash/zsh/fish), terminals, CLIs
  • Fast typist!!

Bonus Points

  • Background using tools like Arch Linux, vim, neovim, emacs
  • Background as a sysadmin + familiarity with servers, remote machines etc
  • Familiarity with web technologies like typescript, react, html/css

Swift/Objective-C/C for our macOS app. Our pseudoterminal, window management, CLI, and our menu are written in combinations of these languages. We also make heavy use of macOS accessibility APIs.

Typescript/Javascript for all of our apps (including autocomplete). We use React to build autocomplete. Our bash parser and arg parser are written in Javascript. Fig's Autocomplete specs are in Typescript. Our website is Next.js and we have a simple Express backend. We are in the process of shifting to Typescript.

A lot of shell, CLIs, and systems We wrote integrations with bash, zsh, and fish in their respective languages. Our autocomplete app has to integrate with just about every CLI tool... We also go deep into signals, processes, and file descriptors.

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