Staff Software Engineer, Team X

San Francisco, CA
Engineering – Team X
Quizlet’s mission is to help students (and their teachers) practice and master whatever they are learning. Every month more than 50 million active learners from 130 countries practice and master more than 300 million study sets on every conceivable topic and subject. We are developing new learning experiences by modeling how students learn and drawing upon knowledge acquisition, retention, and pedagogy in cognitive science. We are always seeking to help students master any subject by optimizing study efficiency and engagement.

Team X is a newly formed team that's focused on making Quizlet even more effective for learning and to extend Quizlet to new learning use-cases. The team will create new learning experiences and invest in foundational building blocks such as a knowledge graph and smart question generator. 

What you'll do

    • Ideate and prototype experimental and early versions of features
    • Build user interfaces for new learning experiences
    • Build server APIs to support new learning experiences
    • Integrate new learning experiences into existing user flows

Project Examples

    • Help learners memorize and assess themselves on complex terms
    • Help learners develop understanding of complex terms (e.g. cause/effect)
    • Collaborate in refactoring services to support the new modes of learning

What we are looking for

    • 4+ years experience building web applications
    • Experience working with both client-side and server-side technologies
    • Proficiency with React and UI design
    • Proficiency with server API design and data modeling
    • Excitement about the impact your work could have on the lives of students and teachers every day

Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience teaching, tutoring or designing curriculum
    • Experience with NLP
    • Experience with data science or machine learning
We hope you are excited about everything you read so far. We highly encourage you to apply for this position, even if you feel you do not meet all the requirements. Quizlet is always looking for amazing folks that believe in our mission and can contribute to our team in various ways - not merely candidates that fit a certain mold.

Quizlet's Team Culture

We are here to make education better and more accessible. We strive to improve the lives of students and teachers at every stage and in every setting. We have a bias for action, take initiative, and hustle to deliver results. We make informed decisions whenever possible but are unafraid to take calculated risks on great ideas to promote learning. We embrace challenges and see effort as the path to mastery. We’re constantly seeking opportunities to learn and we embrace curiosity. Quality matters at Quizlet, and we hold the bar high on everything we do. We sweat the details and take personal accountability and pride in anything that carries the Quizlet name. We speak up, jump in and work with each other to fix problems, and never say "that's not my job." We treat each other with honesty and respect, encourage vigorous debate, and seek critical feedback. We value diversity, humility, transparency, and collaboration as the best paths to our success — as individuals, as a team, and as a company.

Quizlet’s success as an online learning community depends on a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We are actively working to build a team that is representative of the diverse communities we serve, and an open, inclusive work environment where all employees can thrive. As an equal opportunity employer and a tech company committed to societal change, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Come join us!