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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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This Month

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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This Year

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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