Software Engineer


San Francisco, CA, US / Remote / United States of America / Canada
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 01/18/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 539 Bryant Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA, 94107

About Scribd

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.

Job Description

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 Team
Our engineering team is organized to allow for impact, autonomy, ownership, and responsibility while still allowing the team and product to scale efficiently and painlessly. The Notifications team is on the front-line of our direct and triggered communications to our customer base -- crucial to the success of Scribd!
We believe in continuously improving our skills and codebase, and we aim to do things right over doing them fast. We’re looking for engineers who also have this view and are excited about writing quality code, trying new technologies, and working cross-functionally as part of a kick-ass team.
If you love transforming programs and building new solutions from the ground up, then we’re excited to meet you!
About the role
Job tasks include developing the backend integrations and constructing the data pipelines required for our outbound communications channels, as well as providing the operational support required for our team tech stack including Ruby on Rails, Sidekiq, Apache Airflow, database systems like Sequel Pro, and Iterable, a third-party growth marketing platform.
Working closely with Marketing and Product, you’ll develop systems that allow them to effectively present our brand and deliver personalized, globalized content directly to our customers.
On any day you might work on
• Building or modifying our API integrations
• Developing a generalized model for user communications
• Developing database models and schemas while ensuring data integrity
• Delivering precise and personal recommendations to our users• Developing best practices and tests
About you
You’re a strong engineer who enjoys working with different teams. You care about code review as both a chance to present your work and to learn from others. You focus on well-written, elegant solutions, not just the quick fix, and you never skimp on testing. You are always learning and always working to improve your craft. 
• 2+ years of professional software engineering experience
• Experience with real time data platforms like Kafka
• Experience with asynchronous systems and tools like Sidekiq
• Experience or interest in notifications delivery (email, text messages, push notifications)
• You have a CS/CE degree or equivalent professional experience
• You love seeing your work get into production quickly
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
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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