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Senior Software Engineer I (Full stack, Front-End Focused)

Scribd

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At Scribd (pronounced “scribbed”), we believe reading is more important than ever. Join our cast of 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, Scribd Originals and more. In addition to works from major publishers and top authors. Our community includes over 1.4M subscribers in nearly every country worldwide.

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 trust, accountability, and excellent communication skills are extremely important. This role will join the Web Subscriber UX team, which focuses on delivering product features that will improve our users' experience.

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:
  • 5+ years experience coding in a modern web stack -- eg. JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Ruby on Rails -- on large scale, consumer-facing web applications.
  • Strong understanding of modern JavaScript frameworks preferably React.
  • Experience working on backend services in any server side language - Go, Python, Java, C#, Ruby.
  • Experience with continuous integration environments like Gitlab, Jenkins, CircleCI , TeamCity etc.
  • Knowledge of npm, yarn, babel and webpack.
  • Passionate about testing. Previous experience writing unit and integration tests with frameworks like Jest, Rspec, Enzyme, Cypress, Selenium, WebdriverIO etc.
  • Experience building features using an A/B testing framework.
  • Experience de-bugging issues in a complex modern web architecture which includes: distributed systems, 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 70% 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
  • Referral bonuses
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion programs
  • Learning & Development and Coaching programs
  • Monthly flexible Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit
  • 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 www.linkedin.com/company/scribd/life

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.

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About this role

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August 22nd, 2021

Job posted on

January 23rd, 2021

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Full Time

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