Senior Software Engineer, Common Client Core

Evernote, Redwood City, CA

Organize your work and declutter your life




As an engineer on the Common Client Core, you'll get to build the shared library that will ultimately power the core functionality of our 5 Evernote clients. You'll be developing the core client data access and storage abstractions, fixing tricky (and some of them are really tricky!) problems across multiple platforms. Working alongside our client and services teams, you'll build core APIs for new Evernote features. 



  • Design and implement a shared client backend that can be used across Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and web
  • Design and build out the core persistence and data layer for all clients
  • Partner with client teams to build APIs for data binding, features, and updates
  • Design and develop frameworks that allow for other engineering teams to contribute business logic modules to the Common Core
  • Build for high performance and reliability



  • Developed APIs or SDKs
  • Debugged and solved hard problems in distributed systems
  • Built data models and persistent stores for complex data domains
  • Built mobile or desktop client applications
  • Bonus: Built and shipped cross-platform libraries



  • You’re a technologist at heart; you genuinely enjoy writing code
  • You’re well versed in system architectural patterns and styles, and you are opinionated about them
  • You have strong CS fundamentals; you’re comfortable reading everything from blog posts to formal papers and incorporating their findings into your work
  • You have deep understanding over a programming language (C++ is a bonus)
  • You’re committed to writing elegant, reliable, scalable, testable and maintainable code
  • You are friendly, reliable, humble, receptive to feedback, and you gain happiness from helping others along with enjoy working on a team


We are committed to an inclusive and diverse Evernote. We believe that different perspectives lead to better ideas, and better ideas allow us to better understand the needs and interests of our diverse, global Evernote Community. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives and are an equal opportunity employer.

About Evernote

Evernote transforms the way you work. We design products that fuel inspiration for your projects, from start to finish. With Evernote, collect and organize material that molds your work. Easily find everything when you need it, from handwritten notes to photos. As your project takes shape, present it to colleagues. Turn notes into a beautiful presentation you can display in a screen-friendly format. Our goal is to make you work smarter. Our job is to make sure you get there.

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