January 2020

Muse is Hiring an Engineering Partner

We’re looking for a software engineer excited about making Muse incredibly fast, reliable, scalable, and secure to join as the fifth partner in our all-remote team. This person will design and build the core internal systems of Muse: data storage, cross-device sync, touch input processing, and rendering.

Candidates should be excited about high-performance software. If you’ve enjoyed developing e.g. pro creativity apps, game engines, browser internals, graphics pipelines, or network servers, this could be a good fit for you.

This role is on our partner track, meaning that it has a high level of freedom and responsibility while earning a significant stake in the business. We're looking for someone who acts like an owner and we’ll treat you accordingly.

The Role

You’ll be part of the small team designing and building Muse — initially for the iPad and soon for iPhone and Mac — with a focus on performance-critical internal systems. For example, you might work on:

The fluid design of Muse places high demands on the app's core systems. Muse pushes the limits of iOS in these areas — in many cases breaking new ground on the platform. That's why we're looking to hire an experienced engineer passionate about this type of work. The right person will help us set a new standard for pro tool performance on the iPad.

Given that we're initially targeting the iPad, you should be excited about working in the context of the Apple ecosystem. However you don’t need prior experience with iOS; we’ll support you learning that here.

We’re an all-remote team. So that you can collaborate with us on video calls and travel to our team summits, you should be in the US Pacific to Central Europe time zone range.

The Company

Muse is a spinout of the Ink & Switch research lab. We’re taking some of the radical interface approaches and technical ideas developed in the research setting and turning them into a real-world product.

We aim to be a small, independent business that optimizes for mojo over hypergrowth and monetizes directly with pro pricing.

Our passion is to build tools that help creative people do their best work and be their best selves. We believe in human creativity and ingenuity as a force for good; self-improvement and growth mindset; and the simple joy of flow state.

To apply, write us a brief email. Please share why you’re interested in the role, a sense of your prior work, and any initial questions you have.

We look forward to hearing from you! 👋