Remote Jobs at Scribd

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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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This Year

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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Tech Lead - Content Understanding
Scribd  
cs Mar 19 2020
At Scribd (pronounced “scribbed”), we believe reading is more important than ever. Join our cast of unique characters as we build the world’s largest and most fascinating digital library: giving subscribers access to a growing collection of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, documents, and more.
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!

Our team
The Content Understanding team's mission is to build metadata from and produce insights into the subject matter of, topics and categorization of, inter-corpus relations of each individual piece of content on Scribd. The work includes:
• Maintaining metadata extraction pipelines, storage of document metadata, and APIs exposing metadata to other Scribd systems.
• Analyzing uploaded documents for copyright infringement, spam, and other quality checks. 
• 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 to our users 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 continued and accelerating growth.

The team is split between our San Francisco headquarters and our Toronto office. We use tools that emphasize asynchronous communication (Slack, Gitlab, Jira, Google Docs) but will also pair program or jump into a meeting room when those are the best approaches. Regardless of the medium, solid 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 user-facing Rails application and our offline data warehouse (where much of our processing is done on top of Spark). 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 role
As the Tech Lead of the Content Understanding team, your job will be to provide hands-on technical leadership across all of the team's in-progress work as well as the team's technical roadmap. The responsibilities include:
• Leading the design, implementation, and delivery of your primary project.
• Consulting on and approving the technical design, project plan, and delivery schedule of all other team projects.
• Ensuring consistency of design, adherence to Scribd engineering principles and practices, and operational excellence across all team work.
• Working closely with the team's Engineering Manager to prioritize technical projects and improvements relative to requested feature work.
• Developing a long term roadmap for evolving team systems to support orders of magnitude growth of Scribd's subscribers, user uploads, and publisher content.
• Being a presence that makes every engineer on the team better.
As the responsibilities demonstrate, the Tech Lead role is more than just an advanced IC role. It is a hands-on leadership role, where you will balance the responsibilities of project work with team technical leadership. Your years of experience allow you to give guidance on projects you aren't deeply familiar with and quickly diagnose the root causes of bugs. You and the Engineering Manager will be a team, whereby your expertise and ability to handle daily technical blockers enables the Engineering Manager to focus on interviewing and hiring, people management, and project planning.
If these responsibilities match your interests (and excludes responsibilities you have no desire to perform) then you should apply!

Office or remote?
In this unprecedented time this 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 for candidates with experience leading development remotely.

Requirements
• 10+ years of experience as a professional software engineer
• 3+ years experience working with data pipelines
• Deep knowledge of common data architectures and industry technologies
• Bachelor’s in CS or equivalent professional experience
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Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Scribd  
senior ruby cloud aws azure backend Jan 28 2020
What you'll do

Core Infrastructure plays a fundamental role in both our on-premise infrastructure and our efforts to upgrade infrastructure towards AWS. As an infrastructure engineer you will be part of implementing the infrastructure to support the continued growth of Scribd's foundation. You will be part of the team which manages our existing on-premise datacenter, while helping service owners move into a newer AWS-centric model. You will help in this shift from a traditional operations organization into a services-organization which provides key components to our backend technology stack such as: container orchestration infrastructure, logging services, monitoring and alerting patterns, caching layers, and relational/non-relational clustered data storage. You and your team will educate developers and help delegate traditional operational responsibilities to teams which are already taking an increased level of ownership of their production environment. Sharing your experience and good judgement will be crucial to helping these teams scale their services operationally for years to come.



Required Skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (we're remote!)
  • Mentoring skills: experience with training and educating teammates or colleagues on contemporary operational best practices.
  • Infrastructure engineering passion
  • Experience with infrastructure as code tools and thoughts about their respective strengths and weaknesses
  • Software development background, for example: familiarity with git and common software development practices, ability to write tests, and being capable of reading and understanding the code in order to participate in the code review process.
  • Positive attitude! Operations can breed cynicism and we can only succeed with a shared belief that we can solve the hard problems.
  • Ability to lead deep technical design discussions within your team, and across partner teams.

Desired Skills

  • Strong understanding of AWS platform services and their strengths/weaknesses.
  • GCP or Azure experience is also good
  • Experience managing clustered data applications
  • Experience working to improve 24/7 on-call rotations, reducing alert fatigue and improving automation
  • Experience with datacenter or major cloud migrations.
  • Ability to read code written Ruby or Python
  • Ability to write code in Go and Bash
  • Ability to debug YAML :)
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