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Feb 25th, 2022

Senior Backend Engineer - Payments, Pricing & Plans

Full Time

At Scribd (pronounced “scribbed”), we believe reading is more important than ever. Join our cast of characters as we work to change the way the world reads by building the world’s largest and most fascinating digital library: giving subscribers access to a growing collection of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, documents, Scribd Originals, and more. In addition to works from major publishers and top authors, our community includes over 1.5M subscribers in nearly every country worldwide.

The mission for this team includes expanding our integrations with payment processors, making price changes for country specific objectives, and building flexible/modular systems to improve our Pricing and Plans infrastructure. This is a core capability for Scribd and will provide tremendous opportunity to collaborate across the organization and build a modular, flexible system that will help with achieving our business goals.

You will:

  • Design & implement projects considering quality, maintainability, performance, scale, and observability throughout the development process.
  • Collaborate with other engineers and product managers to identify tradeoffs, recommend options, and determine path forward.
  • Write clear technical design documents based on the project proposals.
  • Help modernize our architecture towards more services.
  • Collaborate with our Product and Data teams to analyze data and plan a course of action.
  • Advise on technical design, participate in code review, mentor other engineers.

You have:

  • 3+ years of experience in ruby on rails.6+ years experience in software engineering.
  • Bachelor's or higher degree in computer science or equivalent work experience.
  • Strong background in building successful web-services.
  • Experience shipping production-level, clean, maintainable code.
  • Strong comprehension of data structures and algorithms with a focus on applied problem solving.
  • Strong SQL skills and the ability to evaluate and own large and complex to communicate effectively and proactively with the team and stakeholders.
  • Ability to work collaboratively on cross-functional teams with product, data science, and other engineering teams.
  • Experience working with distributed systems.

Ideally you have:

  • Direct experience building software systems related to payments, pricing & plans for subscription services.
  • Experience working in B2C software companies, esp. startups.
We’re defining the workforce of the future with Scribd Flex, a program that embraces multiple perspectives while leaning into our belief that no matter where each team member is, we trust them to accomplish our shared business goals. This program lets employees, in partnership with their manager, choose where they work while creating intentional in-person meetings with co-workers that build culture and connect us personally.

Benefits, Perks, and Wellbeing at Scribd

• Healthcare Insurance Coverage: Scribd pays for employee’s Medical, Vision, and Dental premiums and a portion of dependent premiums
• 401k/RSP plans provided, plus company matching with no vesting period
• Professional development: generous annual budget for our employees to attend conferences, classes, and other events
• Quarterly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit
• Concern mental health digital platform
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Leaves: 12 weeks paid parental leave, company paid short-term/long-term disability plans and milestone Sabbaticals
• Generous Paid Time Off: Paid Holidays, Flexible Sick Time, Volunteer Day + office closure between Christmas Eve and New Years Day
• Company-wide Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion programs which include learning & development opportunities, employee resource groups, and hiring best practices.

Want to learn more? Check out our office and meet some of the team at

Scribd is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, 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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