Software Engineer- Productivity at Mighty (S19)
$120k - $200k  •  0.10% - 0.25%
Mighty makes Google Chrome faster & use 10x less memory.
Remote - US, Canada and Western Europe Only
3+ years
About Mighty

Mighty makes Google Chrome faster & use 10x less memory.

We spend most of our time in a web browser but it's often our slowest app. Mighty speeds up Chrome on your laptop by streaming it from a more powerful computer in the cloud—that makes your browser & other apps run significantly faster. Unlike regular Google Chrome, it doesn't slowdown if you have too many tabs open. It uses less power & CPU to prolong battery life. Web pages load half a second faster. When you have many tabs open, it will help you quickly find a tab. Built for speed, it's like putting a rocket booster on your web browser.

Mighty was started by the founder of Mixpanel & we’re looking to hire an engineer to join our small team.

** We are only hiring remotely within USA & Canada **

About the role
Skills: C++, Objective-C, React, TypeScript

At Mighty, we’re working hard at building a computer you’ll never need to upgrade that changes the possibilities of what apps can do. Mighty makes Google Chrome faster and uses 10x less memory by streaming it at extremely low-latency from the cloud.

Only accepting candidates from USA/Canada/Western EU currently.

Check out our FAQ for answers to some quick questions you might have.  100% remote work.

If you join us, you’ll be an early team member in helping shape:

  • Our future company culture
  • Our engineering practices
  • People that we hire
  • The direction & focus of our products

Engineers on the team today:

  • Work primarily in TypeScript, and dabble in C++/Obj-C as necessary
  • Ship UIs in React, often with Tailwind & Linaria (like emotion/styled-components), sometimes with Next.js & RxJS
  • Extend Chromium, often by exposing custom extension APIs
  • Focus on features that will make users more productive as they use the web:
    • How can we make frequent actions—e.g. looking up a Google Doc, joining a Zoom meeting—a little bit faster? A lot faster?
    • How can we teach users about browser features—e.g. keyboard shortcuts, pinned tabs—that will benefit them over time?
    • How can we help users manage the contexts—e.g. personal vs. work profiles; per-project windows—in which they work?
  • Are super supportive—especially when teammates are faced with new challenges
  • Are left to autonomously figure out the solutions to their challenges
  • Put themselves in the shoes of our users to craft a great experience
  • Value clear, frequent communication (we do a lot of reading & writing)
  • Enjoy being a generalist and are not tied down to a specific programming language or surface area of our codebase
  • Are naturally curious and willing to take a step to learn something they don’t have experience in
  • Feel a great sense of accountability to each other
  • Uphold best practices in engineering, security, and design

Skills & Experience

  • 4+ years of working full-time as a software engineer
  • A fundamental understanding of at least one of the following:
    • The DOM and its modern APIs (e.g. s)
    • Chrome extension development
    • Electron development
    • Chromium development
  • Design conscious - While you’ll build the interface collaborating with full time designers, we expect you to have a deep interest in creating highly polished and delightful UX. If you feel something is off, you should be able to flag it or better yet suggest and implement a fix autonomously.

Here are examples of things we’ve worked on:

  • Building an "OmniBox" search UI that lets users search common browser commands and their Google Drive documents simultaneously
  • A custom React "Toast" UI that notifies users just before a meeting with a Zoom link starts, plus a companion keyboard shortcut to join it instantly without leaving a useless tab open
  • A four-step onboarding flow that walks users through (1) setting up browser sync for their extensions and bookmarks; (2) importing cookies from their local Chrome browser; (3) granting the permissions we need to enable the two features above; and (4) making Mighty their default browser + adding it to the dock. This work required significant extensions to Chromium source code, and now greets every user as they set up Mighty

The Productivity team is the newest engineering team at Mighty. Our best work lies ahead, and we want you to help us ship it!!


We write code primarily in C++/JavaScript/TypeScript. Our application is a desktop Electron app where the front-end is in JS while the bits that need to be fast are written in C++.

Here are examples of things we’ve worked on:

  • Figuring out how to improve encoding performance by reducing total time to be less than 8 milliseconds.
  • Capturing mouse/keyboard events to replay them on Linux from macOS.
  • Helping build our custom networking protocol to improve upon congestion for various networking conditions that our users may have.
  • Benchmarking the performance of different models of GPUs to find the best cost/performance ratio to keep costs low

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