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Software Engineer - Backend Focused

Company: Scribd Inc.
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

At Scribd (pronounced "scribbed"), we believe reading is more important than ever. Join our cast of characters as we work to change the way the world reads by building 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 1.5M subscribers in nearly every country worldwide. Our team The Publisher Content Management team is responsible for building and evolving Scribd's content and metadata ingestion services, publisher payout pipelines and the tools that enable our Content Operations team to manage the availability of our ever growing corpus of premium content. The team's technical work is divided between our online Rails application and our Databricks environment (Scala, Spark, Airflow). Many of the systems we are responsible for span both environments, so engineers regularly work within both. Our team has a lot of interesting and challenging problems to tackle over the next few years as we continue to improve our systems and tools, while also investing in evolving and scaling them.The team is located in San Francisco, but we foster a remote first culture. We use tools that emphasize asynchronous communication (Slack, Github, Jira, Google Docs) but will also pair program or jump into a meeting room when those are the best approaches. Regardless of the medium, excellent communication skills are a must. We operate with autonomy while holding ourselves and each other accountable for using good judgement when faced with each day's unique challenges. What We Are Looking For: - 3+ years experience in software engineering, primarily on backend systems - Strong programming skills in Ruby or similar Object-Oriented languages. - Experience shipping production-level, clean and maintainable codeGreat communicator, with the ability to communicate effectively and proactively with the team and stakeholders - Ability to complex technical concepts to product, support, and other engineers. - Curious and keen to learn, grow as you contribute to the challenges and opportunities ahead of our team and Scribd as a whole. Office or remote? At this time the role will start as full-time remote, as all of our employees are working from home. When everyone is able to return to the office this role is available at our San Francisco office. This position can also be fully remote for candidates with experience leading development remotely. Benefits, Perks, and Wellbeing at Scribd -----Healthcare Benefits: Scribd pays 100% of employee's Medical, Vision, and Dental premiums and 70% of dependents -----Leaves: Paid parental leave, 100% company paid short-term/long-term disability plans and milestone Sabbaticals -----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, Flexible Sick Time, Volunteer Day + office closure between Christmas Eve and New Years Day -----Referral bonuses --- Professional development: generous annual budget for our employees to attend conferences, classes, and other events -----Company-wide Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion programs which include learning & development opportunities, employee resource groups, and hiring best practices. -----Learning & Development and Coaching programs -----Monthly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit -----Work-life balance flexibility -----Company events + Scribdchats -----Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family Scribd is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, 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.

Keywords: Scribd Inc., San Francisco , Software Engineer - Backend Focused, IT / Software / Systems , San Francisco, California

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