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Thousands of the best books, audiobooks, and more. all in one app

Software Engineer (Fullstack, Front-End Focused)

$115k – $160k • 0.01% – 0.01%
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At Scribd (pronounced “scribbed”), we believe reading is more important than ever. Join our cast of unique characters as we build the world’s largest and most fascinating digital library: giving subscribers access to a growing collection of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, documents, and more.
In addition to works from major publishers and top authors, we also create our own original content exclusively for Scribd users.
Our community includes over 1M subscribers in more than 190 countries. Join us in turning screen time into quality time!

About the Web Development Team
We’ve built a library of millions of books, audiobooks, magazine articles, sheet music collections, and user uploaded documents. 90% of millions of active users discover Scribd and continue to engage with content and build their libraries using our website. This team works across the stack with a strong focus on front end work.
We’re looking for diverse, well-rounded, communicative engineers to help empower our readers to indulge their curiosities and expand their knowledge by building quality products and user experiences. Our projects tend to be 1-2 front end engineers at a time, so faith, accountability, and excellent communication skills are extremely important.

Some of our Key Focus Areas:

  • SEO - with a library of millions of books, audiobooks and documents, search engine optimization is about a lot more than having a good sitemap.
  • Responsive Web - desktop, tablet, phone – whatever device you have, we want you to be able to read!
  • Site speed - How fast is fast enough? Faster! Measure, optimize, repeat...
  • Accessibility - do you know what ARIA attributes are? Ever use a screen reader? We’re bringing Scribd up to WCAG level-AA to make reading work for folks who use assistive technology
  • Front end infrastructure - We strongly believe in code reuse and simplicity. We are working on shareable react component library to make our product development simple, fast and consistent.

About You:

  • You're curious, humble, and interested in learning. You like and value people! You have good taste - you don't have to be a designer, but you should take pride in your work and want to make our app a beautiful, delightful reading experience You have:- 2+ years experience coding in a modern web stack -- eg. JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Ruby on Rails -- on large scale, consumer-facing web applications
  • Good knowledge of modern JavaScript frameworks preferably React.
  • Experience with continuous integration environments like Gitlab, Jenkins, CircleCI , TeamCity etc.
  • Passionate about testing. Previous experience writing unit and integration tests with frameworks like Jest, Rspec, Enzyme, Cypress, Selenium, WebdriverIO etc.
  • Experience de-bugging issues in a complex modern web architecture which includes: distributed servers, CDN, image servers, databases, asynchronous web services, CSRF, cross site scripting, etc

Benefits & Perks of Life at Scribd
• Health & Welfare Benefits: Scribd pays 100% of employee’s Medical, Vision, and Dental premiums and 60% of dependents.
• Leaves: Paid Parental leave, and 100% company paid short-term/long-term disability plans
• 401k plan through Fidelity, plus company matching with no vesting period
• Stock Options - every employee is an owner in Scribd!
• Generous Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Volunteer Day + office closure between Christmas Eve and New Years Day
• Catered meals - breakfast, lunch & dinner catered 5 days/week
• Referral bonuses
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Diversity, Equity & Inclusion programs
• Learning & Development and Coaching programs
• Monthly Wellness benefit + free onsite gym
• Luma by Concern, our mental health digital platform
• Work Life Balance flexibility
• Company events + Scribdchats
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family

Want to learn more? Check out our office and meet some of the team at https://www.scribd.com/about

Scribd is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. We believe that a diversity of perspectives and experiences create a foundation for the best ideas. Come join us in building something meaningful.

Full health + dental

Scribd provides paid parental leave for the birth, adoption, or foster placement of a child.

Matching 401(k)

You’ll have the option to contribute to a matching 401(k).

Paid parental leave

Scribd provides paid parental leave for the birth, adoption, or foster placement of a child.

Gym membership

Fully paid gym membership to the fantastic new facility in our San Francisco headquarters.

Wellness benefit

$50 per month in wellness allowance for activities including yoga, fitness classes, exercise, or pilates.

Professional development

We love to send employees to conferences like WWDC, Droidcon, RubyConf, and RailsConf.

Scribd at a glance

Thousands of the best books, audiobooks, and more. all in one app

Scribd focuses on Social Media, Music, Publishing, News, and File Sharing. Their company has offices in New York City, San Francisco, New York, Phoenix, and Toronto. They have a large team that's between 201-500 employees. To date, Scribd has raised $105.762M of funding; their latest round was closed on November 2019.

You can view their website at http://scribd.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Product Hunt.

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