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Senior Ruby on Rails Engineer
Scribd  
ruby senior javascript css redis mysql Jun 21
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.

The Role:

As a Senior Software Engineer, you've probably seen quite a bit in your career, and we want to leverage all of it. Full-cycle software development will be your primary function, but we'll expect you to contribute in a number of ways, including advising on others' technical design, reviewing code, participating in interviews, and mentoring less experienced engineers. When you are doing software development, you'll be doing more than just coding a ticket handed to you. You'll own the code strategy and architecture, implementation, delivery, and operation of systems, end-to-end. You'll consider testability, upgradeability, scalability, and observability throughout the development process.

Tech stack:

Our online applications use React, Redux and server side rendering using Hypernova on the frontend and a Ruby on Rails Monolith, backed by MySQL & Redis which we're working to split into a small set of services in 2021/2022. We use Sidekiq to run background jobs and Databricks environment for offline data processing. We're evolving our codebases to incorporate modern languages such as Go, Typescript & Rust as we migrate from a monolith into a small number of services.

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.
• 5+ years experience as a full stack developer utilizing Ruby on Rails.
• Experience shipping large features with a focus on full stack or backend web development experience (building back end services, building api’s, building front end flows).
• Curious and confident, able to dig into legacy and any services our products may span to understand how things work.
• You love to make a difference for users. You are curious and have a strong desire to learn and grow.
• You welcome challenges with open hands and gain a sense of ownership of your work while striving for the best coding practices.

Nice to have/Learn on the job:

• Strong understanding of modern JavaScript frameworks preferably React.
• Experience with Redux, CSS Modules is a plus.
• 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 working with data pipelines, both real-time and batch offline.
• 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 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
• Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion hiring best practices
• 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 training
• Learning & Development and Coaching programs
• Monthly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit
• Concern mental health digital platform
• Work-life balance flexibility
• Employee Resource Groups that build community and support among employees
• Company events + Scribdchats
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Monthly inclusive multi-cultural celebrations & learning opportunities

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, 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.
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Senior iOS Engineer
Scribd  
ios senior backend testing api Jun 21
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 iOS team:

We’re a small team working on an app with 1.4mil active monthly users. You’ll work on everything from UI to API communication to data persistence. We work together with teams across the company, including design, backend, and product, to make a native iOS app that we are proud of, and that our users love and use every day. We believe in continuously improving our skills and codebase, work/life balance, and doing things right over doing them fast. We’re looking for engineers who share this view and are excited about writing quality code, trying new technologies, and playing well with others.

About You:

• You have 5+ years of iOS experience.
• You care about code review as both a chance to share your work and to learn from others. 
• Ability to write well-written, elegant solutions, not just the quick fix, and you never skimp on testing. 
• Deep understanding of the iOS platform with a proficiency in Swift.
• Strong knowledge of iOS frameworks (UIKit, Core Data).
• Strong knowledge of mobile design and architectural patterns.
• Hands on experience in documentation, unit testing, code reviews, test automation, continuous integration and deployment.
• Provide mentorship and guidance to fellow team members on the team.
• At least one shipped iOS app.
• Bonus points for experience working on a large-scale, popular iOS app.

What you’ll do:

• Making sure our app is a beautiful, delightful reading experience.
• Experimenting with MVC alternatives and pushing UIKit to the limit to implement delightful & elaborate interfaces.
• Design APIs and systems for synchronizing user data and reading progress across multiple devices seamlessly.
• Build reusable iOS software components for interfacing with the Scribd platform providing the perfect offline experience.

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
• Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion hiring best practices
• 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 training
• Learning & Development and Coaching programs
• Monthly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit
• Concern mental health digital platform
• Work-life balance flexibility
• Employee Resource Groups that build community and support among employees
• Company events + Scribdchats
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Monthly inclusive multi-cultural celebrations & learning opportunities

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, 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.
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Junior iOS Engineer
Scribd  
ios junior backend testing api Jun 21
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 iOS team:

We’re a small team working on an app with 1.4mil active monthly users. You’ll work on everything from UI to API communication to data persistence. We work together with teams across the company, including design, backend, and product, to make a native iOS app that we are proud of, and that our users love and use every day. We believe in continuously improving our skills and codebase, work/life balance, and doing things right over doing them fast. We’re looking for engineers who share this view and are excited about writing quality code, trying new technologies, and playing well with others.

About You:

• 1-2 years of iOS experience.
• You have a passion for mobile apps.  
• You love to make a difference for users. 
• You are curious and have a strong desire to learn and grow. 
• Familiarity of the iOS platform with experience in Swift.
• Familiarity with RESTful APIs.
• Working knowledge of mobile design and architectural patterns.
• Working knowledge of dependency injection and modular development.
• Exposure in the fields of documentation, unit testing, code reviews, test automation, continuous integration and deployment.
• Bonus points for having a shipped iOS app.

What you’ll do:

• Making sure our app is a beautiful, delightful reading experience.
• Experimenting with MVC alternatives and pushing UIKit to the limit to implement delightful & elaborate interfaces.
• Assist in design APIs and systems for synchronizing user data and reading progress across multiple devices seamlessly.
• Help build reusable iOS software components for interfacing with the Scribd platform providing the perfect offline experience.
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
• Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion hiring best practices
• 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 training
• Learning & Development and Coaching programs
• Monthly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit
• Concern mental health digital platform
• Work-life balance flexibility
• Employee Resource Groups that build community and support among employees
• Company events + Scribdchats
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Monthly inclusive multi-cultural celebrations & learning opportunities

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, 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.
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Senior Marketing Analyst
Scribd  
senior Jun 17
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 you:

You are a highly collaborative, curious and strategic thinker who is passionate about uncovering actionable business and consumer insights through data. You have experience working in an internal marketing department, agency or consulting firm as a strategist or planner. You will partner closely with teams across the marketing organization to evaluate the overall state of the business, campaign and channel performance and user behavior, to discover new opportunities for growth. You are a clear communicator and know how to present and distribute findings in a digestible way that inspires action. 

Qualifications:

• 5+ years experience as an analyst or strategist at an agency, consultancy or consumer brand
• Highly analytical, experienced in translating data into insights that drive business and customer value
• Knowledge in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and tools (i.e. usertesting.com, Survey Monkey and/or similars) 
• Experience collaborating with internal research and outside agencies
• Thrives in an ambiguous environment
• Have an agency or consulting background and feel comfortable wearing multiple hats
• Experience with tools such as Tableau, Looker, Google Analytics and SQL (a plus) 

Responsibilities: 

• Become an expert in the brand, product, users, and key business metrics. 
• Identify opportunities for brand building and business growth by understanding user behavior in the platform Lead marketing campaign and channel analysis to identify key wins and opportunities for future improvement
• Execute ad-hoc analysis and help develop and track KPIs for the team Maintain a deep knowledge of category and competitive activity and keep a finger on the pulse of existing and emerging consumer and cultural trends
• Execute market research projects to identify consumer insights that will translate into business opportunities and campaign ideas
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
• Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion hiring best practices
• 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 training
• Learning & Development and Coaching programs
• Monthly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit
• Concern mental health digital platform
• Work-life balance flexibility
• Employee Resource Groups that build community and support among employees
• Company events + Scribdchats
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Monthly inclusive multi-cultural celebrations & learning opportunities

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, 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.
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Data Engineering Manager
Scribd  
manager engineering manager data science aws Jun 16
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.

What you'll do

Data quality and integrity are two areas of focus for your work in our existing, organically-grown data infrastructure. You would be helping to grow the data engineering team which builds technology for developers to use. Developers across the organization rely on data to accomplish their goals, and you will lead the team building libraries, utilities, and services to help developers more readily access, understand, and benefit from our data. Depending on the project, this might involve collaboration with the Data Science and Content Engineering teams to identify business-critical Hive tables, or working with Core Platform to suggest better approaches for scaling streaming data sets. Almost everything you would be working on would be to increase the "customer satisfaction" for internal engineering customers of Scribd data.

Required Skills

• Strong written and verbal communication skills (we're remote!)
• Ability to develop software, whether scripts for shuffling data around, batch tasks, or stream processing units.
• Experience building and delivering high quality data systems using tools from the Hadoop or Spark ecosystem
• Mentoring skills and experience training and educating teammates or colleagues.
• Fluency with at least one dialect of SQL (MySQL and Hive preferred)

Desired Skills

• Streaming platform experience, typically based around Kafka, Spark, Storm, Beam,
• Strong understanding of AWS data platform services and their strengths/weaknesses.
• Opinions on what data integrity means and how to scale it up the organization

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
• Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion hiring best practices
• 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 training
• Learning & Development and Coaching programs
• Monthly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit
• Concern mental health digital platform
• Work-life balance flexibility
• Employee Resource Groups that build community and support among employees
• Company events + Scribdchats
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Monthly inclusive multi-cultural celebrations & learning opportunities

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, 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.
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Software Engineer, Recommendations
Scribd  
ruby data science testing frontend Jun 08
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 Role

•Working within our Ruby on Rails codebase for serving recommendations to the web and mobile applications. This includes aggregating recommendations from multiple sources and then filtering/ranking them based on contextual data.
•Implementing projects considering quality, maintainability, performance, scale, and observability throughout the development process and in production.
•Writing clear technical documentation based on the project proposals.
•Using our NWay testing framework for product development, especially in collaboration with our product and front-end teams.

Minimum Requirements

•Bachelor's or higher in mathematics, computer science, physics, or equivalent experience
•2+ years experience in software engineering
•Strong comprehension of data structures and algorithms with a focus on applied problem solving
•Experience with a web application framework (Ruby on Rails, Spring, Django, Flask, or a comparable framework)
•Experience shipping production-level, clean, maintainable code
•Experience working with scalable, reliable and high availability services
•Ability to communicate effectively and proactively with the team and stakeholders
•Ability to work collaboratively on cross functional teams with product, data science and other engineering teams
•Recommendations experience is a plus
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
• Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion hiring best practices
• 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 training
• Learning & Development and Coaching programs
• Monthly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit
• Concern mental health digital platform
• Work-life balance flexibility
• Employee Resource Groups that build community and support among employees
• Company events + Scribdchats
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Monthly inclusive multi-cultural celebrations & learning opportunities

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, 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.
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Senior Software Engineer, Recommendations
Scribd  
senior ruby scala data science Jun 08
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 Role

• Working within our Ruby on Rails codebase for serving recommendations to the web and mobile applications. This includes aggregating recommendations from multiple sources and then filtering/ranking them based on contextual data.
•Helping maintain and improve our graph of Spark (Scala) applications, which are responsible for aggregating interactions and generating new recommendations.
•Leading and implementing projects considering quality, maintainability, performance, scale, and observability throughout the development process and in production.
•Improving or building solutions that address our architectural gaps and technical debt.
•Advising on technical designs, reviewing code, participating in interviews and mentoring junior team members.
•Collaborating with our product and data teams to analyze data and plan a course of action.
•We are building our recommendations platform into a service oriented architecture to support the growth of our business. You will have the opportunity to influence the way we build our platform which helps in having shorter iterations on feature development which has a direct impact on growth and revenue.

Minimum Requirements

•A bachelor or masters degree in computer science or related field
•5+ years of industry experience on large scale distributed systems
•Strong experience with a web application framework (Ruby on Rails, Spring, Django, Flask, or a comparable framework)
•Strong experience with a big-data processing engine (Spark, MapReduce, Flink, or a comparable engine)
•Strong SQL skills and the ability to evaluate and own large and complex datasets
•Experience working within a service-oriented environment
•Ability to communicate effectively and proactively with the team and stakeholders
•Ability to work collaboratively on cross functional teams with product, data science and other engineering teams
•Recommendations experience is a plus
•Experience decomposing a monolithic application into services is a big plus
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
• Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion hiring best practices
• 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 training
• Learning & Development and Coaching programs
• Monthly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit
• Concern mental health digital platform
• Work-life balance flexibility
• Employee Resource Groups that build community and support among employees
• Company events + Scribdchats
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Monthly inclusive multi-cultural celebrations & learning opportunities

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, 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.
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Machine Learning Engineer-Recommendations
Scribd  
machine learning python scala Jun 04
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.

The Opportunity
We are looking for exceptional, results-oriented and passionate Machine Learning experts to join our growing Recommendation Team. As an early member of a world-class team, you will help break ground by creating and owning the next generation of machine learning algorithms and end-to-end systems that power the experience for our 6B+ monthly recommendations and 100M+ users around the world.
 
Qualifications
• 1+ years of experience applying Machine Learning in industry, especially related to Personalization
• Strong background in Machine Learning and Recommender Systems, with deep knowledge of supervised and unsupervised methods (at least one of collaborative-filtering, content-based, deep learning, reinforcement learning, graph neural networks, contextual multi-armed bandit and causal inference)
• Great coding skills and software development experience (preferably in Spark, Scala, Python, Go and Tensorflow)
• Demonstrated ability in building complex systems that have positively impacted the business
• BS in Computer Science, Statistics, or related field
 
If you are results-oriented, self-driven, motivated to succeed, and are eager to make an impact by working on cutting-edge ML products and shaping Scribd's future, please reach out to us. We are looking forward to talking to you!
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
• Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion hiring best practices
• 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 training
• Learning & Development and Coaching programs
• Monthly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit
• Concern mental health digital platform
• Work-life balance flexibility
• Employee Resource Groups that build community and support among employees
• Company events + Scribdchats
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Monthly inclusive multi-cultural celebrations & learning opportunities

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, 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.
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Sr. Machine Learning Engineer, Recommendations
Scribd  
machine learning python scala Jun 04
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.

The Opportunity

We are looking for exceptional, results-oriented and passionate Machine Learning experts to join our growing Recommendation Team. As an early member of a world-class team, you will help break ground by creating and owning the next generation of machine learning algorithms and end-to-end systems that power the experience for our 6B+ monthly recommendations and 100M+ users around the world. 

Qualifications

• 3+ years of experience applying Machine Learning in industry, especially related to Personalization
• Strong background in Machine Learning and Recommender Systems, with deep knowledge of supervised and unsupervised methods (at least one of collaborative-filtering, content-based, deep learning, reinforcement learning, graph neural networks, contextual multi-armed bandit and causal inference)
• Great coding skills and software development experience (preferably in Spark, Scala, Python, Go and Tensorflow)
• Successful track record of ownership in complex cross-functional projects
• Demonstrated ability to design and build complex systems that have positively impacted the business
• BS in Computer Science, Statistics, or related field 

If you are results-oriented, self-driven, motivated to succeed, and are eager to make an impact by working on cutting-edge ML products and shaping Scribd's future, please reach out to us.

We are looking forward to talking to you!
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
• Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion hiring best practices
• 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 training
• Learning & Development and Coaching programs
• Monthly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit
• Concern mental health digital platform
• Work-life balance flexibility
• Employee Resource Groups that build community and support among employees
• Company events + Scribdchats
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Monthly inclusive multi-cultural celebrations & learning opportunities

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, 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.
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Senior Machine Learning Engineer - Applied Research
Scribd  
machine learning senior big data testing Jun 03
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.

The Applied Research team at Scribd has a growing demand for infrastructure-related tasks, which highlights the necessity to bring Machine Learning Engineers (MLE) into the team. Although we aim to start with a single MLE, we identify long term projects and responsibilities that would eventually require the attention of multiple individuals.
We seek a seasoned individual to own projects in the adjacency of building a ML model pipeline and developing a more effective productionization process for ML models. 

Responsibilities:
-ML systems design and implementation.
- Defining interfaces, data infrastructure and hardware to meet project requirements in collaboration with participating teams.
- Designing and implementing ML pipelines to process data efficiently.
- Collaborate with the teams working on the ML platform to support logging, monitoring, scalability, model retraining, automated testing, environment isolation, health and decay monitoring.
- Deploying and monitoring ML models in production environments, in collaboration with Data Scientists.
Work in a highly collaborative environment to solve ambiguous problems.
Collaborate with stakeholders to determine the highest-impact opportunities.

Required Skills:
Python, Spark and SQL.
- Frameworks and environments such as Airflow, Docker.
- Fundamental ML and stats concepts and exposure ML libraries.

Qualifications:
- 3 years or more of relevant work experience with building and automating ML pipelines and deploying ML models in production environments.
- Knowledge of relevant software design patterns and system architecture.
- Experience with scalable software using big data technologies (e.g. Spark).Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate with multiple teams.

Nice to have:
- Experience with machine learning and deep learning frameworks such as TensorFlow, Pytorch or Scikit-learn.
- Experience using Databricks and/or ML Deployment and Operations platforms and tools
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
• Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion hiring best practices
• 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 training
• Learning & Development and Coaching programs
• Monthly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit
• Concern mental health digital platform
• Work-life balance flexibility
• Employee Resource Groups that build community and support among employees
• Company events + Scribdchats
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Monthly inclusive multi-cultural celebrations & learning opportunities

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, 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.
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Senior Machine Learning Engineer
Scribd  
machine learning senior python nlp aws testing Jun 02
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
Applied Research works on a variety of ML and NLP projects like spam detection, language identification, and text embeddings. We work on Scribd’s unique and massive dataset consisting of hundreds of millions of documents, books, audiobooks, and podcasts. We’re seeking a skilled Senior ML Engineer that specializes in MLOps to help us productionize our wide variety of real time & batch processing models. Our team of 5 data scientists are excited to learn from you about how to efficiently build scalable production systems and to share their knowledge of building high performance machine learning models.

About You
You enjoy teaching the skills you’ve acquired. As a senior ML engineer you’ve developed the ability to deeply understand the larger data ecosystem system from model requirements to business needs. You focus on designing tools and capabilities that help the team deploy more models to production. You’re able to connect what you’re building to the downstream impact of how it will improve the product.

You will:
Design and implement ML systems that scale to reach millions of people.
Package tests, build containers, and deploy artifacts in CI/CD pipelines.
Work with our AWS tech stack leveraging S3, ECR, CodeBuild, AWS Lambda, Sagemaker, & Databricks.
Create the interfaces, infrastructure, and clusters to process data efficiently.
Work with other teams improve Scribd’s ML platform: logging, monitoring, scalability, model retraining, automated testing, environment isolation, and model health monitoring.
Build pipelines that process terabytes of data.
Collaborate across teams to determine the highest-impact opportunities.

You Have:
4+ years of relevant work experience automating ML pipelines and deploying ML models in production environments.
Advanced Spark or Pyspark skills.
Intermediate Python and SQL skills.
Experience optimizing infrastructure usage for performance, reliability, and cost.
An understanding of fundamental ML concepts and exposure to ML libraries like TensorFlow, Pytorch, and Scikit-learn.
Knowledge of relevant software design patterns and system architecture.
Experience working with the AWS technology stack and frameworks and environments such as Airflow and Docker.
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
• Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion hiring best practices
• 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 training
• Learning & Development and Coaching programs
• Monthly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit
• Concern mental health digital platform
• Work-life balance flexibility
• Employee Resource Groups that build community and support among employees
• Company events + Scribdchats
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Monthly inclusive multi-cultural celebrations & learning opportunities

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, 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.
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Data Operations Manager
Scribd  
manager java scala data science aws testing May 26
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.

Overview:

Data observability within Scribd is a key focus for your work in our existing data infrastructure. The Data Operations team works with product and engineering to identify what pipelines are important, and together build process, tools, and technology to ensure that downstream consumers can trust our data, Depending on the project, this might involve collaboration with the Data Science or Content Engineering teams to build business-critical pipelines, or working with Business Analytics team to help design data models used for business insights. You would continue to build the Data Operations team as the organization grows. As the Data Operations leader for Scribd, everything you do directly supports our internal stakeholders while helping to grow and understand our business.

What you'll do    

• Work largely with Business Analytics, Finance, and other  stakeholders including engineering teams.
• Assume responsibility for business critical pipelines and the quality of data they generate
• Build a team capable of acting as internal support for higher-level (non-engineering) uses of the data platform
• Lead the team to adopt and ingest newer data sets to continue to power the business as needs change

Required Skills    

• Strong written and verbal communication skills (we're remote!)
• Strong experience with software engineering best practices across the development lifecycle, including agile methodologies, coding standards, code reviews, source management, build processes, testing, and operations
• Working knowledge of Looker, Tableau, Power BI, or some other Business Insights system.
• Experience building and delivering high quality data systems using tools from the Hadoop or Spark ecosystem
• A history of working with cloud-based data platforms.
• Strong operational background with experience building and supporting always-on production data platforms.
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while driving projects to completion on time and within budget
• Experience writing complex SQL and data modeling

Desired Skills

• Streaming platform experience, typically based around Kafka.
• Spark, Storm, Beam
• Strong understanding of AWS data platform services and their strengths/weaknesses.
• Experience with Java, Scala, or Python
• Thoughts on the tradeoffs between "traditional" data warehouses, data lakes, and other large-scale data organization approaches.
• Opinions on what data governance means and how to scale it up the organization
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
• Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion hiring best practices
• 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 training
• Learning & Development and Coaching programs
• Monthly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit
• Concern mental health digital platform
• Work-life balance flexibility
• Employee Resource Groups that build community and support among employees
• Company events + Scribdchats
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Monthly inclusive multi-cultural celebrations & learning opportunities

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, 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.
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Senior Manager Data Engineering
Scribd  
senior manager data science aws May 17
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.

What you'll do

Data quality and integrity are two areas of focus for your work in our existing, organically-grown data infrastructure. You would be helping to build the data engineering team, and would work with product teams to clarify what data pipelines are important, and then work with them to build process, tooling, and technology to ensure that downstream customers can trust the data they're consuming. Depending on the project, this might involve collaboration with the Data Science and Content Engineering teams to identify business-critical Hive tables, or working with Core Platform to suggest better approaches for scaling streaming data sets. Almost everything you would be working on would be to increase the "customer satisfaction" for internal customers of Scribd data.

You'll have (Requirements)

• Strong written and verbal communication skills (we're remote!)
• Strong mentoring skills and experiencing training and educating teammates or colleagues.
• Experience building and delivering high quality data systems using tools from the Hadoop or Spark ecosystem
• Experiencing structuring large scale datasets in S3.
• Fluency with at least one dialect of SQL (MySQL and Spark SQL preferred)
• Ability to develop software, whether scripts for shuffling data around, batch tasks, or stream processing units.

Nice to Have (Bonus Points)

•  Streaming platform experience, typically based around Kafka, Spark, Storm, Beam
•  Working knowledge of how to build, train, and deploy ML models.
•  Strong understanding of AWS data platform services and their strengths/weaknesses.
•  Opinions on what data integrity means and how to scale it up the organization. 
•  Working knowledge of Sqoop, Hive, Impala, and HDFS
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
• Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion hiring best practices
• 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 training
• Learning & Development and Coaching programs
• Monthly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit
• Concern mental health digital platform
• Work-life balance flexibility
• Employee Resource Groups that build community and support among employees
• Company events + Scribdchats
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Monthly inclusive multi-cultural celebrations & learning opportunities

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, 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.
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Deputy General Counsel
Scribd  
finance May 11
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.

What You Will Do
Own the corporate legal function as we build towards public company readiness.
Advise on corporate governance issues, and support the Board of Directors and Board committees.
Counsel on securities law compliance.
Advise on legal issues relating to investor relations.
Collaborate with the finance and accounting team on governance matters, including audits and financial reporting.
Help establish and maintain domestic and international subsidiary entities.
Lead the legal work involved in M&A, partnerships and corporate financings.
Eventually hire and build out your own team to expand this work as Scribd continues to grow.


Skills And Experience You Possess
10+ years of relevant legal experience in capital markets practice, public companies, or late stage private companies.
Some experience working in-house at a public company.
Deep knowledge of securities law for public companies.
Familiarity with corporate governance best practices, both in public and private companies.
Ability to manage complex projects across multiple teams and stakeholders.
Experience building and leading a team.
JD degree and admitted to the California state bar, or eligible to register as in-house counsel in California.
Passion for and interest in Scribd and our mission.

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
• Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion hiring best practices
• 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 training
• Learning & Development and Coaching programs
• Monthly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit
• Concern mental health digital platform
• Work-life balance flexibility
• Employee Resource Groups that build community and support among employees
• Company events + Scribdchats
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Monthly inclusive multi-cultural celebrations & learning opportunities

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, 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.
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Paid Marketing Associate
Scribd  
testing May 10
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 you

You are a curious and data driven digital marketing professional who loves seeing direct measurable results as an outcome of their efforts. You’re never satisfied with results and are constantly looking for new ways to improve customer acquisition strategies. 

You will:

•  Report and analyze cross-platform performance and identify optimization opportunities to achieve growth goals
•  Build audiences and campaign targeting (lookalike, interest-based) and maintain segmented customer/prospect lists
•  Manage platform pixels, utm tracking, and shopping catalogs/feeds in partnership with our data and engineering teams
• Work with the Senior Growth Marketing Manager to develop testing roadmap for core channels and identify opportunities to test new platforms
•  Manage daily campaign spend and recommend budget shifts to maximize performance 
•  Support the marketing team in various exciting marketing initiatives, as needed

You have:

• 3+ years of digital advertising campaign management experience for a consumer technology brand, ideally for direct response campaigns across multiple platforms including Google Ads and Facebook
•  Understanding of performance marketing fundamentals
• Excellent Excel skills- Must be able to aggregate multiple data sources into clean, well formatted Excel reports using pivot tables and Vlookups, and complex what if formulas
•  Familiarity with mobile tracking platforms such as Appsflyer desired, but not completely necessary 
•  Experience working for or managing advertising agencies
•  Highly analytical mindset with demonstrated ability to work through complex, ambiguous problems using data

Bonus points for candidates who have experience with Looker and subscription services 

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
• Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion hiring best practices
• 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 training
• Learning & Development and Coaching programs
• Monthly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit
• Concern mental health digital platform
• Work-life balance flexibility
• Employee Resource Groups that build community and support among employees
• Company events + Scribdchats
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Monthly inclusive multi-cultural celebrations & learning opportunities

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, 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.
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Vice President, Engineering
Scribd  
javascript ios frontend May 05
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 role:
The engineering team at Scribd is looking for a passionate, driven, innovative and strategic technology leader who can lead our growing mobile and web technology teams along with a number of full-stack teams including the newly formed Slideshare development team. The Scribd product connects people with a wide variety of content across the responsive web, iOS, and Android. We support user-uploaded content, premium published titles, and our own original published works. We have a complex technical system that supports massive traffic as well as high-touch reading and listening activity. Growing & scaling the engineering organization to keep up with the desired high growth of the business is a key aspect of this role along with modernizing the architecture of legacy systems.  This role comes with an incredible opportunity for impact not only from a technology perspective but also to help scale the organization both via acquiring new talent but also with mentoring & growth of the existing team.

About you:

  • You have experience managing large-scale cross-platform teams.
  • You have experience with large-scale architectural migrations and tech debt reduction efforts.
  • You are a great manager and team builder.
  • You have experience mentoring and helping cultivate emerging leaders. 
  • You communicate clearly and effectively with technical and non-technical audiences.
  • You are deep technically and can mentor and guide all levels of engineers.
  • You're self-directed towards generating outcomes vs output.
  • You care about building highly efficient teams that can move fast, learn & iterate quickly.

You will:

  • Lead the overall planning, development, and deployment of our websites and native mobile applications.
  • Mentor & grow a 40+ distributed, diverse engineering team focused on application software and full-stack development of the Scribd & Slideshare products. 
  • Define and drive architectural strategy to enable a world-class customer experience that includes quality, scalability, and resilience as default characteristics.
  • Partner closely with cross-functional teams including product management, design, performance marketing, business analytics and others throughout the business to build a clear vision & prioritized roadmap for the organization. 
  • Formulate and execute process and organizational improvements to enhance overall effectiveness & velocity.
  • Define how we approach engineering scale & technical debt reductions, driving for speed and efficiency in our development processes.
  • Formulate and execute process and organizational improvements which enhancing overall effectiveness; proactively seek ways to improve people and management processes.
  • Determine OKRs, project planning and resource requirements to accomplish projects and support users.
  • Help identify issues and blockers that may delay the launch or impede the success of projects or capabilities and work with partners to communicate effectively, assess alternatives, and take action to resolve.
  • Manage engineering morale, retention, culture, and performance.
  • Provide career development, coaching, mentorship and sponsorship, and cultivate emerging leaders.

You have:

  • 7+ years of consumer software development and software management experience, especially in managing multiple teams and managers in high growth companies.
  • Strong record of thriving in a customer-obsessed product development environment with evidence of helping to define and influence overall product strategy.
  • Experience in building high-scale microservice-based systems that are optimized around speed, velocity and safety of development.
  • An exceptional understanding of technology best practices including web technologies & architecture including but not limited to single page applications, native app development, React, Redux, JavaScript frontend frameworks and application security best practices.
  • Proven track record of scaling a team in high-growth companies, not just in number of team members but also in developing team member capabilities and skills.
  • History of building accountability and success by setting measurable goals and metrics for your teams.
  • Ability to set strategic direction in working with senior executives, but also loves getting your hands dirty executing with the team.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly-changing, high-growth environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and discuss technical concepts, prioritize and evaluate opportunistic new ideas with internal and external partners.
  • Proactive, solution-oriented mindset and approach to problem solving.

Helpful but not required:

  • Experience in rearchitecting legacy systems and large scale technology modernizations focused on platform development.
  • Experience in subscription business models or loyalty systems.
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
• Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion hiring best practices
• 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 training
• Learning & Development and Coaching programs
• Monthly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit
• Concern mental health digital platform
• Work-life balance flexibility
• Employee Resource Groups that build community and support among employees
• Company events + Scribdchats
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Monthly inclusive multi-cultural celebrations & learning opportunities

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, 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.
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Senior Software Engineer II
Scribd  
senior frontend javascript ruby html css Apr 25
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.

The Role
Full-cycle software development will be your primary function, but we'll expect you to contribute in a number of ways, including advising on others' technical design, reviewing code, participating in interviews, and mentoring less experienced engineers. When you are doing software development, you'll be doing more than just coding a ticket handed to you. You'll contribute to the code strategy and architecture, implementation, delivery, and operation of systems, end-to-end. You'll consider testability, upgradeability, scalability, and observability throughout the development process. You'll regularly partner with one or two engineers.

Tech stack
Our online applications use React, Redux and server side rendering using Hypernova on the frontend and Rails, MySQL on the backend. We use Sidekiq to run background jobs and Databricks environment for offline data processing. 

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:

  • 5+ years experience coding in modern consumer facing web applications -- e.g. Javascript, HTML, CSS, Ruby on Rails
  • Strong understanding of modern JavaScript frameworks preferably React.
  • Experience with Redux, CSS Modules is a plus.
  • 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 working with data pipelines, both real-time and batch offline.
  • 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 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
• Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion hiring best practices
• 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 training
• Learning & Development and Coaching programs
• Monthly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit
• Concern mental health digital platform
• Work-life balance flexibility
• Employee Resource Groups that build community and support among employees
• Company events + Scribdchats
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Monthly inclusive multi-cultural celebrations & learning opportunities

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, 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.
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Senior Manager, Search Engineering
Scribd  
senior manager machine learning Apr 21
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:
We, at Scribd, are investing in engineering and our team is growing rapidly. We’re looking for an experienced engineering manager to help guide and develop our search features and lead the team of engineers focused on building our ever-smarter searches. Our engineers are smart, dedicated, and they love solving difficult challenges and pushing themselves to rethink the way they write software. They look to their manager for organizational transparency, career development, mentorship and honest feedback. They rely on their leadership to guide productivity by removing obstacles and keeping processes lean. As a manager, your job is to keep your team efficient and executing on the right goals, to meet the needs of both the product and the engineers. 

Your Search Team has already accomplished some impressive goals.  They have created algorithms that connect our 100 million unique visitors a month to the 100 million documents they are looking for. This team has met this immense technical challenge all while providing ever more refined search options to our readers. They make possible the soul and center of the Scribd experience

About you:
You are experienced in leading, coaching and mentoring software development teams that deliver stable, high-quality software. You have a technical background, are able to contribute to planning and design discussions, and believe in building teams and practices that scale. You can motivate and instill a strong sense of ownership and pride in your team. You know and care about software engineering standards and methodologies. You know how to make this team shine and by extension, all of Scribd.

You will:

  • Manage a growing search engineering team to deliver on key company goals as it relates to creating algorithms and machine learning models that will ensure that every search leads to what our readers are looking for.
  • Have regular 1:1s with the search team and perform annual performance evaluations.
  • Maintain our happy and healthy culture, and advocate for your engineers across the company.
  • Act as the hiring manager for the search team, screening resumes, performing interviews and growing the team with the best talent the world has to offer.
  • Triage Jira tickets as they are filed. Ensure the important work gets done and that the engineers’ workloads are perfectly balanced. 
  • Have a sense of a management style that works for you, a leadership approach and a philosophy that is flexible to adapt to the needs and style of your team.
  • Define goals and timelines, unblock obstacles, tackle questions and challenges that arise so your team can continue to focus on programming.
  • Ensure your team’s codebase, tooling & dependencies are up to date.

You have:

  • Demonstrated progression in technical capability throughout your career, especially in server-side engineering.
  • Experience directly managing 4 or more engineers.
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit and lead technical teams, including performance management.
  • Strong computer science fundamentals, ideally from a computer science degree.
  • Experience collaborating with designers, product managers, and other engineering leaders.
  • Excellent software engineering aptitude and the ability to provide technical mentorship and guidance
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
• Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion hiring best practices
• 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 training
• Learning & Development and Coaching programs
• Monthly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit
• Concern mental health digital platform
• Work-life balance flexibility
• Employee Resource Groups that build community and support among employees
• Company events + Scribdchats
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Monthly inclusive multi-cultural celebrations & learning opportunities

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, 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.
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Senior Manager SEC Reporting
Scribd  
senior manager finance Apr 21
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.

Responsibilities 

· Assist in preparation of the companies S-1 and own the Financial Section of the S-1 report.
· Prepared the companies public listing Filings once the company is public including 10-k, 10-Q and 8-K in conjunction with financial reporting efforts.
· Prepare and maintain supporting work paper documentation for MD&A and footnotes
· Assist with defining and implementing SOX controls around financial reporting
· Maintain the stock administration and support the company in the selection of a new equity administration software.
· Review and assist with the XBRL detail tagging
· Assist in the research of updates to FASB and SEC rules and their applications
· Prepare and document SEC related research facts, findings and conclusions as needed
· Completes special projects on request

You Are

· CPA or have an equivalent Certification.
· Highly detail oriented and organized in work
· Ability to prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines

You Have

· BA/BS in Accounting, Finance or Business
· Minimum of 5 years of public accounting experience and/or external financial reporting experience
· Knowledge of Netsuite is preferred
· Solid knowledge of US GAAP and SEC Reporting Regulations
· Knowledge of Section 16 filings for Executives

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
• Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion hiring best practices
• 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 training
• Learning & Development and Coaching programs
• Monthly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit
• Concern mental health digital platform
• Work-life balance flexibility
• Employee Resource Groups that build community and support among employees
• Company events + Scribdchats
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Monthly inclusive multi-cultural celebrations & learning opportunities

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, 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.
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Senior Tax Accountant
Scribd  
senior Apr 21
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.


What You’ll Do

·         Responsible for completion and proper review of all tax returns
·         Serve as the internal and external point of contact for all tax related inquiries / analyses
·         Support month end close process by preparing tax-related journal entries and reconciling tax general ledger accounts
·         Ensure accurate and timely filing of income taxes for state, local, federal and foreign jurisdictions.
·         Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual Sales and Use Tax filings, GST/VAT and other domestic and international tax filings.
·         Manage nexus studies and determination of nexus in relevant US and global jurisdictions
·         Manage various tax-related projects including maintenance and updating of the Company’s transfer pricing structure, inter-company
agreements, R&D tax credits, and other applicable tax matters
·         Maintain comprehensive global tax calendar with timing and nature of all tax filing or payment deadlines
·         Support in the management of tax audits including prepare and provide auditors with supporting documentation using various internal
systems
·         Keep up to date with tax legislation, SEC Regulations, and US GAAP changes, practice and global developments
·         Develop and communicate new tax policies and procedures to cross-functional teams
·         Interact with other internal organizations (Legal, Business Operations, etc.) to provide tax advice and identify tax planning opportunities
resulting from changes in business processes or operations.
·         Manage the utilization and expense of external tax advisors where needed

Requirements

·         BA/BS Degree in Accounting, Tax and/or Finance.
·         4+ years of tax experience, with some international tax experience
·         In Depth Knowledge of FAS109, ASC 740 and GAAP
·         CPA required
·         Strong analytical skills, high attention to detail and ability to multi-task
·         Superior written and verbal communication skills as well as interpersonal skills
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
• Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion hiring best practices
• 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 training
• Learning & Development and Coaching programs
• Monthly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit
• Concern mental health digital platform
• Work-life balance flexibility
• Employee Resource Groups that build community and support among employees
• Company events + Scribdchats
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Monthly inclusive multi-cultural celebrations & learning opportunities

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, 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.
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Senior Product Manager, Content Data
Scribd  
senior manager product manager data science machine learning big data Apr 08
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.

The product team is looking for a driven, innovative, and experienced Product Management leader. This is an exciting opportunity to make a big difference. Scribd is different from other subscription companies both because of the breadth and depth of our content library as well as the extent of our organic global user base.

We have a unique opportunity to help our subscribers find and enjoy a wide variety of media through the use of both proven and cutting edge technology, bringing high-quality content at a fair price to readers around the world. 

The Senior Content Product Manager will have an opportunity to make a foundational impact on the product experience by shaping the various ways that our content is discovered and consumed.

Our goal is to connect users to the most compelling content from our vast and growing library. (We have over 100 million user-generated documents alone!) To do this at scale and for an international user base is a big challenge.

You Will:

  • Define the success metrics by partnering with other cross-functional leaders
  • Prioritize opportunities where data can be leveraged to drive business outcomes  
  • Collaborate with engineering, applied research, data science and product to strategize, execute and assess impact
  • Inspire and influence the team by describing and then reinforcing the product strategy and goals, then developing a consolidated product roadmap for Content data-related areas
  • Communicate progress and strategic evolution through regular presentations to senior executives and partners
  • Facilitate understanding of our vast and growing content library of documents, books, audiobooks, magazines, slides, sheet music and podcasts.
  • Inspire and influence the broader team by highlighting contributions to growth and consumption goals
  • Understand the desired user experiences and create strategies for how data will bring those experiences to life
  • Identify and prioritize data requirements - deciding how and what data is required and making tradeoffs to achieve short and long term business impact
  • Be a partner and thought-leader for managing our current and future content corpus
  • Help shape the experience of cross-content discovery
  • Use data to develop priorities and assess results while also demonstrating a deep understanding of customer needs and wants
  • Connect users to the most compelling content from our vast and growing library. (We have over 100 million user-generated documents alone!)

You Have:

  • 4+ years of product management or system development experience
  • Demonstrated communication and collaboration with diverse stakeholders, including engineers, data scientists, product managers and executives.
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex, technical subjects to stakeholders of varying levels of technical expertise
  • A person who is naturally a self-starter, can drive an initiative through execution and enjoys working across multiple teams
  • Experience developing roadmaps and long-term data-driven strategies for improving customer experience and internal workflows
  • Strategic platform and system thinker who can balance big picture strategy with detailed, flawless execution

Bonus Points For:

  • Knowledge of machine learning and model deployment in a production environment
  • Experience with big data, ETL, streaming and at-rest data technologies, such as Apache Kafka, Cassandra, Spark, MongoDB and Elastic Search
  • Experience managing human labeling operations
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
• Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion hiring best practices
• 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 training
• Learning & Development and Coaching programs
• Monthly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit
• Concern mental health digital platform
• Work-life balance flexibility
• Employee Resource Groups that build community and support among employees
• Company events + Scribdchats
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Monthly inclusive multi-cultural celebrations & learning opportunities

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, 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.
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Software Engineer II
Scribd  
frontend javascript ruby html css mysql Apr 05
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.

The Role
Full-cycle software development will be your primary function, but we'll expect you to contribute in a number of ways, including advising on others' technical design, reviewing code, participating in interviews, and mentoring less experienced engineers. When you are doing software development, you'll be doing more than just coding a ticket handed to you. You'll contribute to the code strategy and architecture, implementation, delivery, and operation of systems, end-to-end. You'll consider testability, upgradeability, scalability, and observability throughout the development process. You'll regularly partner with one or two engineers.

Tech stack
Our online applications use React, Redux and server side rendering using Hypernova on the frontend and Rails, MySQL on the backend. We use Sidekiq to run background jobs and Databricks environment for offline data processing. 

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:

  • 3+ years experience coding in modern consumer facing web applications -- e.g. Javascript, HTML, CSS, Ruby on Rails
  • Strong understanding of modern JavaScript frameworks preferably React.
  • Experience with Redux, CSS Modules is a plus.
  • 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 working with data pipelines, both real-time and batch offline.
  • 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 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
• Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion hiring best practices
• 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 training
• Learning & Development and Coaching programs
• Monthly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit
• Concern mental health digital platform
• Work-life balance flexibility
• Employee Resource Groups that build community and support among employees
• Company events + Scribdchats
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Monthly inclusive multi-cultural celebrations & learning opportunities

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, 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.
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Director Communications
Scribd  
executive Apr 01
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.

We’re looking for a Director, Communications, to lead our internal and external global communications programs. This is a high-impact role that will be responsible for building our brand awareness and corporate reputation and storytelling the importance of our mission: to change the way the world reads.
 
About you:
You are strategic, flexible, and resourceful, and a master at building and scaling programs. You excel in a fast-paced environment and lead nimble teams who are motivated by making an impact. You have your finger on the pulse of the latest trends and develop programs that get people talking.
 
You have deep understanding and experience in corporate communications, internal and crisis communications, social media content development, influencer marketing, partnerships, and consumer brand storytelling across global markets.
 
The role:
●      Develop and lead corporate communications efforts, including thought leadership, crisis, and internal
●      Oversee and support consumer PR, social media, partnerships, and events, in the US and key global markets, including Mexico and Australia
●      Manage, mentor, and grow a team of communications professionals who lead their respective channels and functions
●      Fuel industry and consumer brand awareness
●      Develop a readiness playbook for internal and crisis communications
●      Measure and report on communications’ contribution to business results
●      Cultivate close relationships with leaders, media, and influencers in the publishing and consumer technology spaces
 
Qualifications
●      12+ years experience in communications, preferably at a consumer subscription company; agency or fast-paced startup experience required
●      Minimum of 5 years of people management experience
●      Expertise in defining and crafting positioning and managing company messaging through expansion or IPO
●      Demonstrated experience leading a high-performing, globally distributed team
●      Experience partnering and scaling efforts with global and regional agencies and strategic partners
●      Outstanding verbal and written communication skills; bonus points for fluency in Spanish
 
 
 
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
• Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion hiring best practices
• 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 training
• Learning & Development and Coaching programs
• Monthly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit
• Concern mental health digital platform
• Work-life balance flexibility
• Employee Resource Groups that build community and support among employees
• Company events + Scribdchats
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Monthly inclusive multi-cultural celebrations & learning opportunities

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, 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.
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Senior Acquisitions Editor, Content Planning & Publishing
Scribd  
senior Mar 11
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 Us: 

Scribd is a rapidly growing reading subscription service with over 100M unique monthly visitors and over one million premium subscribers across the globe. 

With unlimited access to audiobooks, ebooks, magazines, podcasts, documents, and more all in one place, we offer endless opportunities for readers to discover new content, new writers, and ways to dive deep into any topic. 

We’re looking for an experienced Senior Acquisitions Editor to grow our non-fiction publishing program. This is an opportunity for an entrepreneurial self-starter to develop a robust slate of book and audio projects that delight Scribd subscribers around the globe. This position reports directly to the Head of Content Planning and Publishing and requires close partnership with internal and external stakeholders. 


About You: 

You’re perpetually curious and translate that curiosity into action. You have a deep appreciation of reading in all its forms and formats.

You keep your finger on the pulse of media and content trends, identifying white spaces and opportunity gaps — and you are often ahead of the curve.  You have a keen eye for talent and possess  the skills, relationships, and savvy to bring high-value book and audio projects to fruition. 

 If this sounds like your ideal next chapter, we’d love to hear from you!

You Will:

  • Develop innovative, high-profile standalone,  series, and  content packages that drive impact for Scribd Publishing 
  • Solicit, acquire, evaluate and develop high profile manuscripts and proposals for a nonfiction-focused list
  • Contribute to and participate in the development and growth of Scribd’s audio + text publishing programs
  • Manage editorial production and, in collaboration with Content Production, publication schedules
  • Oversee title/author metadata, covers, and promotional copy; review marketing and publicity materials
  • Conduct  research and analysis to support book project proposals 
  • Maintain and expand extensive agent, author, and talent relationships

You Have:

  • Minimum 7  years of relevant editorial experience
  • Established literary and entertainment agency contacts
  • Established writer and talent networks Excellent negotiation skills
  • Strong, succinct presentation skills
  • Deep knowledge of and interest in the digital content and publishing landscapes
  • Champion for providing opportunities for diverse voices and viewpoints 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and set priorities under pressure
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Bonus points for publishing-related data acumen
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
• Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion hiring best practices
• 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 training
• Learning & Development and Coaching programs
• Monthly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit
• Concern mental health digital platform
• Work-life balance flexibility
• Employee Resource Groups that build community and support among employees
• Company events + Scribdchats
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Monthly inclusive multi-cultural celebrations & learning opportunities

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, 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.
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Engineering Manager, User Accounts
Scribd  
manager ruby full stack Jan 28
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 role:

Our newly formed User Accounts team is a cross functional engineering team, responsible for all aspects of the product that pertain to users, their account management, email and push notifications & more. The team strives to build a solid, fast and dependable product that users adore and engineers are proud of. We believe that building things the right way, with the right tools leads to a successful product, happy engineers & productive teams.

You will:

  • Be the engineering manager responsible for the engineers in the User Accounts & Notifications group, composed of one full stack product development team, and one systems engineering team responsible for our Notifications systems.
  • Pair with product and marketing to build and execute on a roadmap that balances technical debt management, infrastructure growth and product development that directly impacts key business metrics and OKRs.
  • Manage, coach and mentor your engineers by having regular 1:1s and building strong relationships. 
  • Inculcate industry standard software engineering best practices across your teams.
  • Partner with recruiters to hire and build a diverse team of talented engineers that are meeting the growing business needs. 
  • Remove obstacles in execution by effective communication, leadership and lean processes.
  • Ensure your teams are demonstrating ownership and accountability for their platforms stability, observability, delivery & incident response.

About you:

  • You are experienced in leading, coaching and mentoring software development teams that deliver stable, high quality software. You know what a highly functional engineering team looks like and how to build one.
  • You have a technical background, are able to contribute to planning and design discussions, and believe in building teams and practices that scale. 
  • You can motivate and instill a strong sense of ownership and pride in your teams and it’s engineers.
  • You know and care about software engineering best practices; perhaps a little too much
  • You can work with Product and other stakeholders to deliver quick results while also driving longer-term initiatives.
  • You can plan and deliver a roadmap, and grow leaders that can do the same.
  • You are known for clear and succinct communication, and are able to represent your team to all audiences. 
  • You are an empathetic manager that enjoys working with people and deeply cares about growing people and their careers.

You have:

  • At least 10 years of experience building and delivering software products.
  • At least two years of experience as an engineering manager.
  • A working knowledge of building web products, ideally in Ruby on Rails.
  • Experience working with high volume data platforms or tools such as Kafka, Airflow, & Spark.
  • Experience collaborating with designers, product managers, and other engineering leaders.
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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Publishing Operations Associate
Scribd  
html css finance Jan 25
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.

Scribd is seeking a Publishing Operations Coordinator/Associate to support Scribd’s content, operations, and distribution efforts with respect to ebook and audiobook content of varying lengths and topics. This is a generalist role combining content and operations. 

You will:

  • Support audio and ebook production in its entirety including creating audio scripts, adjusting epubs, coordinating with audio and design studios and/or freelancers, and listening to or reading finished products as a form of QA.
  • Traffic all audiobook and ebook deliverables related to the production and publication process in an organized and timely manner.
  • Handle payments and costs by working with Scribd’s finance team to track invoices and make sure they are processed correctly and in a timely fashion, and prepare royalty statements as needed.
  • Facilitate distribution of audiobooks and ebooks to relevant sales channels. 
  • Maintain internal documentation to track pending offers, signed agreements, recording studio partnerships, production processes, publication schedules, invoices, and payments.
  • Track expenses in accordance with defined budget.
  • Track success metrics over time.
  • Work with Editorial, Marketing, and PR to coordinate promotion of titles.

You have:

  • 2-4 years of experience in a project coordinator/project manager role.
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and multitasking abilities. 
  • Excellent spreadsheeting skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to adapt to your audience. 
  • Excellent math skills preferred.
  • Publishing industry experience preferred.
  • Light HTML/CSS experience preferred.
  • Proficiency with content management systems, G-Suite apps (Docs, Sheets, Slides), and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint).
  • Affinity for and experience in start-up or fast-paced environments that are high-energy, cross-functional, and highly collaborative.
  • Will be ready and willing to work in New York City when restrictions are lifted and company policy ends remote work.
Position available in NYC. Limited travel may be necessary. 

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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Senior Manager, Mobile Engineering
Scribd  
senior manager ios android Jan 16
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.

We are looking for a passionate and seasoned engineering leader to join Scribd’s engineering team leading Mobile Engineering.

About the Role:

Our iOS and Android engineering teams, led by their respective engineering managers, build the product where most of Scribd’s subscribers read and listen. The teams strive to build a solid, fast and dependable product that users adore and engineers are proud of. We build native apps, using modern software architectures with an aggressive technical debt payment philosophy. We believe that building things the right way, with the right tools leads to a successful product, happy engineers & productive teams. The individual in this position will be responsible. 

You Will:

  • Be responsible for the iOS, Android & Mobile QA teams -- with the managers of each reporting to you.
  • Be responsible for our build tooling / developer productivity engineering team.
  • Manage, coach and mentor your managers by having regular 1:1s and building strong relationships. Enable them to be self aware by providing genuine feedback. 
  • Inculcate industry standard software engineering best practices across your teams.
  • Ensure your team is working effectively with recruiters to hire and build a diverse team of talented engineers that are meeting the growing business needs. 
  • Remove obstacles in execution by effective communication, leadership and lean processes.
  • Ensure iOS and Android are building a platform and product in the best ways, with the best tools.
  • Ensure the iOS and Android teams are demonstrating ownership and accountability on their platforms stability, observability, delivery & incident response.

About you:

  • You are experienced in leading, coaching and mentoring software development teams that deliver stable, high quality software. You know what a highly functional engineering team looks like and how to grow leaders that can develop them.
  • You have a technical background, are able to contribute to planning and design discussions, and believe in building teams and practices that scale. 
  • You can motivate and instill a strong sense of ownership and pride in your teams and managers. 
  • You know and care about software engineering best practices; perhaps a little too much.
  • You can work with Product and other stakeholders to deliver quick results while also driving longer-term initiatives.
  • You can plan and deliver a roadmap, and grow leaders that can do the same.
  • You are known for clear and succinct communication, and are able to represent your team to all audiences. 
  • You are an empathetic manager that enjoys working with people and deeply cares about growing people and their careers.

You have:

  • At least 10 years of experience building and delivering software products.
  • At least five years of experience as a manager, and at least two managing multiple teams or managers.
  • A working knowledge of building native mobile applications on iOS and/or Android
  • Experience building native mobile applications on at least one major mobile platform.
  • Experience collaborating with designers, product managers, and other engineering leaders.
  • A history of growing teams and building leaders.
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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Senior Software Engineer
Scribd  
senior frontend java python javascript ruby Jan 15
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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Software Engineer
Scribd  
frontend javascript ruby html css Jan 12
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 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 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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Engineering Manager, Frontend
Scribd  
frontend manager ruby aws Jan 06
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 Role

The Web team at Scribd is growing rapidly as we oversee many high impactful focus areas for the business and our customers. As we are scaling, there is a strong need for an Engineering Manager to come onboard and manage a subset of cross-functional teams focusing on SEO and Acquisition.

About the Team

Our engineers work cross-functionally with Product Managers, UX Designers, Quality Engineers, Project Managers and Data Scientists in cross-functional teams for product roadmap and execution. Scribd serves on an average 3-5 million page views per day to both desktop and mobile web users; For both these platforms code size, speed, and aesthetics play a major role in our success. 

We carefully deliver new features via experiments, also known as A/B tests, giving developers a safe path to validate improvements at our tremendous scale. Going forward, we are going to increase the number, velocity, and diversity of our experiments; To accommodate these new and different experiments, our codebase must be nimble, cohesive and easy to deploy. 

We strongly believe in building a solid infrastructure to help our product vision and maintain the health of the code base. Some of the recent infrastructure projects include building a shared react component library, re-architecting our translation system and integrating visual regression tools for cross-browser and cross-platform testing.

As part of our AWS migration, the web team has the opportunity to build and continuously deploy front-end focused micro-services containing Single Page Applications. Our current web architecture is fairly monolithic with a React frontend, and a Ruby on Rails backend. We’re trending towards backends composed of services, with frontends accessing data via API.

You Will:

  • Partner with technical Leads and Senior engineers to drive the engineering roadmap that reduces technical debt and helps the product vision.
  • Inculcate industry standard software engineering best practices in the team.
  • Work with recruiters to hire and build a diverse team of talented engineers for the growing business needs. 
  • Demonstrate the value of engineer’s work through the lens of customer/business impact and increase productivity.
  • Work with Product Managers to drive Scribd’s core business metrics for SEO, Acquisition, Onboarding and Subscriber experience.
  • Manage, coach and mentor engineers by having regular 1-1s and building strong relationships. Enable them to be self aware by providing genuine feedback. 
  • Help set go-getter OKRs that empower the engineers to learn new skills and grow in their career.
  • Remove obstacles in execution by effective communication and keeping the processes lean.

You Have:

  • 3+ years of experience in an engineering management role.
  • Strong computer science fundamentals, ideally from a computer science degree.
  • Clear communication and are able to represent your team to engineering and non-engineering audiences. 
  • You really enjoy working with people and coaching them to improve performance. 
  • You are an emphatic manager who deeply cares about the engineers and their careers.
  • An excellent software engineering aptitude and the ability to provide technical direction and mentorship.
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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Senior Backend Engineer
Scribd  
backend senior ruby docker aws Jan 05
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: 

We believe in continuously improving our skills and codebase, work/life balance, and doing things right over doing them fast. We’re looking for individuals who share this view and are excited about writing quality code, trying new technologies, and playing well with others. Scribd has an immense content catalog & millions of users which means you will be able to tackle exciting & challenging projects. The software you will write will have a big impact for our company, our product and our users.This team is dedicated to improving the quality & productivity of engineering at Scribd. This work includes improving our development & staging environments, working on our operational toolset, building out advanced functionality & improvements to our CI/CD technologies & workflows, and supporting further automation for testing. This team uses a wide variety of technologies with Ruby on Rails, Go & node.js being the most prominent. We’re looking for strong engineers with exceptional problem-solving skills who want to work independently and own large, complicated projects. You’re comfortable in dealing with lots of moving pieces. You have exquisite attention to detail. You’re comfortable learning new technologies and systems. Collaboration, time management, and communication are as important as your technical skills.


Job Responsibilities: 
- Leading and implementing projects that deliver value to engineers at Scribd while considering quality, maintainability, performance, scale, and observability.
- Driving framework & language upgrades - establishing & executing on a plan to keep up-to-date with the latest & greatest our technologies have to offer
- Contributing to improvements to our CI/CD workflows & optimizing our automated test suites
- Modernizing our tool suite - with newer & better maintained open-source alternatives, or more performant technologies & implementations.
- Improving or building solutions that address technical debt, architectural gaps and other impediments that slow engineers down.
- Advocacy & empowerment - building functionality & tooling is important, being able to advocate the benefits to tool changes, new processes, and the link may be more-so

Requirements: 

- Strong background with 5 or more years of industry experienceConsiderable experience with one of - Ruby on Rails, or Go
- Interest in building high-impact tools and empowering engineers.
- Experience shipping clean, maintainable code that works.
- Background in algorithms with a focus on applied problem solving.
- Experience with Docker, AWS ECS and/or Kubernetes is preferred but not mandatory

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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Technical Lead Manager SlideShare
Scribd  
manager ruby backend Dec 09 2020
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.

SlideShare, a Scribd company, helps professionals:
• Learn faster and smarter on the topics they care most about by connecting them to bite-sized insights and knowledge from top experts.
• Share their insights and knowledge to become thought leaders by giving them a platform of 80M+ professionals.

About the team:
Scribd is in search of a Technical Lead Manager for the SlideShare engineering team to work on the ground floor of revitalizing SlideShare and to find ways of bringing the value of Scribd to SlideShare users.

We continually strive for inclusivity and strongly value diversity. We recognize that everyone has a unique set of work and life experiences, and believe that a broader set of perspectives will produce better results for all. Each day provides both opportunities to perform and opportunities to learn. We support others' growth and celebrate our collective achievements.

The role:
Build and lead a strong, nimble engineering team that is responsible to develop and operate SlideShare. Provide hands-on technical leadership across all of the team's work as well as the team's technical roadmap.

The responsibilities include:
• Managing and recruiting a small team of software engineers and site reliability engineers
• Leading all aspects of technical project delivery, including system and architectural design, project planning, implementation, deployment, and operations
• Developing a roadmap for evolving systems to support orders of magnitude growth of SlideShare
• Owning how the team delivers code and reliably operate SlideShare (+100M monthly visits!)
• Motivating and instilling a strong sense of ownership and pride in your team. Being a presence that makes every engineer on the team better

You have:

  • Demonstrated progression in technical capability throughout your career and have been in a technical leadership position. You either have experience managing engineers or want to get into management.
  • A strong problem-solving mindset that allows you to collaboratively work with product managers, designers, and engineers to efficiently turn ideas into working code that move business metrics.
  • You are comfortable working across the entire stack (frontend, backend, infrastructure) and have developed and operated large-scale systems in a cloud-native environment.
  • You have deep knowledge developing web applications, ideally in Ruby/Rails.
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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Senior Backend Engineer
Scribd  
backend senior ruby cs scala Nov 24 2020
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.

Our Team 

The Publisher Content Management team builds and evolves the ingestion pipelines and management tools that support all of the premium content - ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and articles, podcasts and sheet music, that is available to Scribd subscribers. As such, the team’s responsible for:

-Verifiably-correct ingestion of all publisher content and metadata
-Augmenting publisher content with additional external metadata sources and internally-built metadata
-Ensuring correct availability of publisher content based for time-based, region-based, and other publisher restrictions.
-Managing the data pipelines that compute and generate accurate reports that are used to pay publishers. Scribd's premium content has been incredibly popular with Scribd users and thus is critical for our team to both maintain the current pipelines and services as well as plan for future growth, both in publisher content library size and user consumption.

The Role 

As a Senior Backend Engineer, you've probably seen quite a bit in your career, and we want to leverage all of it. Full-cycle software development will be your primary function, but we'll expect you to contribute in a number of ways, including advising on others' technical design, reviewing code, participating in interviews, and mentoring less experienced engineers. When you are developing software, you'll be doing more than just coding a ticket handed to you. You'll own the design, implementation, delivery, and operation of systems, end-to-end. You'll consider testability, upgradeability, scalability, and observability throughout the development process. On Publisher Content Management, a Senior Backend Engineer is a leader. You'll regularly have one or two engineers following your lead, whose output you will be responsible for. 

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 new office in San Francisco. This position can also be fully remote in the following regions (California, Washington , Oregon, Colorado, Arizona)  

Qualifications

-6+ years of experience as a professional software engineerStrong programming skills in Ruby, Scala or similar languages 
-You write understandable, testable code with an eye towards maintainability.
-Excellent skills with data modeling and data management
-Nice to have experience with data pipelines, both real-time and batch or a desire to learn
-Bachelor’s in CS or equivalent professional experience


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 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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Director of Applied Research / Data Science
Scribd  
data science executive python cs machine learning nlp Oct 28 2020
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.

Our data science team is digesting terabytes of data, making sense of it, and delivering key insights that drive both business and product decisions. The team works on every aspect of the business so you’ll touch everything we do and have an impact on all aspects of Scribd. Reporting to the Head of Data Science, you will assume leadership of a team that currently includes two Data Scientists. We anticipate that this team will grow to as many as seven over the next year or so. Initially, the role will include individual contributor work, but that should diminish as the team expands.

At present one Data Scientist focuses on machine learning and the other on payments and fraud. However, we are open to your suggestions for organizing the team and work moving forward. The team is involved in a lot of activities, including product science, A/B test design, exploratory analyses, modeling and more.  You'll oversee the team, providing technical support, managing performance, training/coaching, assigning work, monitoring progress, and more. 

The team is expected to:
* Provide decision support to the whole company by doing analysis, building predictive models, creating reports - doing whatever it takes - to support data needs across the organization.
* Becoming domain experts in all aspects of the Scribd business, product, and data model; use this expertise to provide advice to all teams in the usage of our data.
* Solve ambiguous problems.
* Collaborate with stakeholders to determine the highest-impact opportunities.

You have:

  • A bachelor's degree or higher in math, stats, CS, or physics, or equivalent experience.8 to 10 years of progressive experience, including a couple of years at the management level.
  • Solid professional experience in data science, and familiarity with at one or more of the following; NLP, recommendation systems, neural networks, predictive modeling.
  • Experience writing in SQL. Experience with a scripting language like Python, R, etc.
  • Knowledge of A/B testing.
  • Experience designing metrics such as success metrics.
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves to achieve goals.
  • The ability to adapt as our company grows and evolves.

Ideally you have:

  • Different companies/business models.
  • Experimental design or deep learning.
  • Building a small team.
  • Working remotely from your supervisor.
At Scribd, we value people above everything else. We're building a diverse workplace and an inclusive culture to give more people the chance to change the way the world reads. Scribd is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply because we believe that a diverse set of perspectives and experiences create a foundation for the best ideas. Come join us in building something meaningful.
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Engineering Manager - iOS
Scribd  
ios manager engineering manager Oct 22 2020
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.

Scribd’s engineering team is growing rapidly and we’re looking for an experienced engineering manager to help guide and develop the iOS team. Our engineers are smart, dedicated, and they love solving difficult challenges and pushing themselves to rethink the way they write software. They look to their manager for organizational transparency, career development, mentorship and honest feedback. They rely on their leadership to increase productivity by removing obstacles and keeping processes lean. As a manager, your job is to keep your team efficient and executing on the right goals, to meet the needs of both the product and the engineers. 

About You
You are experienced in leading, coaching and mentoring software development teams that deliver stable, high quality software. You have a technical background, are able to contribute to planning and design discussions, and believe in building teams and practices that scale. You can motivate and instill a strong sense of ownership and pride in your team. You know and care about software engineering best practices; perhaps a little too muc

You will:

  • Manage the 8-strong iOS engineering team, with the assistance of a lead iOS engineer.
  • Have regular 1:1s with the iOS team and perform annual performance reviews.
  • Maintain our happy and healthy culture, and advocate for your engineers across the company.
  • Act as the hiring manager for the iOS team, screening resumes, performing interviews and growing the team with the best talent the world has to offer.
  • Monitor the stability of the iOS app via internal dashboards and external stability tracking tools.
  • Enforce our release train model of shipping to production every two weeks.
  • Ensure that the team’s continuous integration platform (Fastlane & Gitlab CI) is dependable, trustworthy, and green.
  • Triage Jira tickets as they are filed. Ensure the important work gets done and that the engineers’ workloads are perfectly balanced.
  • Have a sense of a management style that works for you, but be flexible to adapt to the needs and style of your team.
  • Ensure your team’s codebase, tooling & dependencies are up to date.

You have:

  • Demonstrated progression in technical capability.
  • Demonstrated experience directly managing 4 or more engineers.
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit and manage technical teams, including performance management.
  • Strong computer science fundamentals, ideally from a computer science degree.
  • Experience managing mobile engineers building native apps. Ideally iOS engineers.
  • Engineering experience building iOS apps.
At Scribd, we value people above everything else. We're building a diverse workplace and an inclusive culture to give more people the chance to change the way the world reads. Scribd is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply because we believe that a diverse set of perspectives and experiences create a foundation for the best ideas. Come join us in building something meaningful.
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Senior Backend Engineer
Scribd  
backend senior cs Oct 13 2020
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 1.4 M subscribers in nearly every country worldwide.

Our team
The Content Understanding team's mission is to provide accurate and up-to-date metadata about Scribd's content as a means towards enabling better product experiences for Scribd users. The work includes:
• Building and maintaining metadata extraction pipelines, document metadata storage, and APIs that expose metadata to other Scribd systems.
• Analyzing uploaded documents for copyright infringement, spam, and other quality checks. 
•Building and maintaining systems that link documents to Scribd’s taxonomy and other classification systems. 
• Exposing all documents to search indexers through sitemaps. 

Scribd's ability to surface more relevant, topical, and personalized content hinges on our ability to understand the content of each book, audiobook, article, and uploaded document. The output and success of the Content Understanding team is a strategic pillar of Scribd's future growth.

The team is split between our San Francisco headquarters and our Toronto office. 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 (developers closest to the code will make the most well-informed decisions) while holding ourselves and each other accountable for using good judgement when faced with each day's unique challenges.

Our technical work is divided between our online Rails application and our offline Databricks environment. Many of the systems we're responsible for span both environments, so engineers regularly work within both. Though the tech stacks differ between environments, the engineering work in both is the same - create data pipelines to ingest, process, clean, and layout the metadata coming from publishers and other external sources, as well as create new metadata from our vast content base.
The team is a team first. We work collaboratively, not as engineers working on individual projects in silos. We continually strive for inclusivity and strongly value diversity. We recognize that everyone has a unique set of work and life experiences, and believe that a broader set of perspectives will produce better results for all. Each day provides both opportunities to perform and opportunities to learn. We support others' growth and celebrate our collective achievements.

The role
As a Senior Backend Engineer, you've probably seen quite a bit in your career, and we want to leverage all of it. Full-cycle software development will be your primary function, but we'll expect you to contribute in a number of ways, including advising on others' technical design, reviewing code, participating in interviews, and mentoring less experienced engineers.
When you are doing software development, you'll be doing more than just coding a ticket handed to you. You'll own the design, implementation, delivery, and operation of systems, end-to-end. You'll consider testability, upgradeability, scalability, and observability throughout the development process. You'll regularly have one or two engineers following your lead, whose output you will be responsible for. On Content Understanding, a Senior Backend Engineer is a leader.

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 new office in San Francisco or in our Toronto office. This position can also be fully remote.

Requirements
• 8+ years of experience as a professional software engineer
• Experience working with data pipelines, both real-time and batch offline
• Experience working with systems at Scribd's current scale
• Bachelor’s in CS or equivalent professional experience
Benefits & Perks of Life at Scribd
• Health & Welfare Benefits: Scribd pays 100% of employee’s Medical, Vision, and Dental premiums.
• Leaves: Paid Parental leave, and 100% company paid short-term/long-term disability plans
• Registered Retirement Savings Plan matching
• 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 lunches 5 days a week
• Office located in Downtown Toronto
• Referral bonuses
• Tuition Reimbursement 
• Diversity, Equity & Inclusion programs
• Learning & Development and Coaching programs
• Monthly Wellness benefit
• Luma by Concern, our mental health digital platform
• Work Life Balance flexibility
• Company events
• 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.

At Scribd, we value people above everything else. We're building a diverse workplace and an inclusive culture to give more people the chance to change the way the world reads. Scribd is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply because we believe that a diverse set of perspectives and experiences create a foundation for the best ideas. Come join us in building something meaningful.
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Senior Software Engineer
Scribd  
senior frontend java python javascript ruby Jul 10 2020
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, 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 trust, 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:
  • 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.
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