Sr. Full Stack Engineer, Growth-Denver, CO

Denver, CO /
Engineering Growth – SEO /
Full-time
About Quizlet:
Help us build the AI-powered tutor that helps anyone learn anything.
Inspired by our belief that anyone can learn anything and powered by our own curiosity, we build the smartest tools we can imagine to help students learn. Quizlet is a personalized learning platform allowing students to create study questions, activities, and games or to access study sets created by teachers and other learners. Two-thirds of U.S. high school students and half of all college students the 1.5 billion students around the world already use Quizlet with over 50 million students studying with us each month. , 2 million more sign up each month, and we’re on track to become the undisputed leader in user-generated learning content, at the scale of YouTube. We're currently among the top 20 U.S. websites and top education apps for iOS and Android.

Now we’re building an AI-powered tutor that adapts and improves the more you use it. To serve our global community of learners, our teams tackle lofty technical challenges and design for use cases across cultures and languages. We work hard, act like owners, and collaborate every chance we get. We’re energized by the potential to power more learners and by the new lessons, we learn every day. 

We’re a fast-growing financially stable Series C startup, valued at $1 Billion and backed by Union Square Ventures, Costanoa Venture Capital, Icon Ventures, Owl Ventures, Altos Ventures and General Atlantic. With offices in major cities around the world and ambitious plans for expansion, we remain grounded in our commitment to our mission of learning. We’re looking for new team members who crave a challenge and want to help us continue amplifying our impact. If you’d like to learn more, reach out at careers@quizlet.com or visit our careers page
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About the team:
The Growth team’s mission is to make Quizlet the go-to destination for school learners looking to practice and master whatever they are trying to learn. We’re striving to make Quizlet the most advanced and sophisticated International Growth company in the EdTech industry.  Our work runs the gamut from keeping making sure we stay up with SEO best practices to building referral programs for students and teachers. 

This role is on the SEO team, which is one of three teams in the User Growth organization. We are a highly collaborative and cross functional team that works across Engineering, Product, Design, Data Science, and Marketing. 

About the role

    • Lead, contribute and collaborate on projects that seek to improve users and Google’s ability to find the right content on Quizlet
    • Collaborate with Product, Design, Data Science, Marketing and other software engineers to define and develop new features that help our users discover useful material to study, like new Set recommendation units
    • Work with SEO experts to make our technical SEO game the best in the business
    • Design and build experiments to help us understand how to move our top-line metrics
    • Identify, advocate, and contribute to platform investment projects that will improve the productivity of full stack engineers as well as the quality of the codebase
    • Build out new infrastructure that allows us to launch and organize new content at scale

Average day

    • Our team works in two week sprints with kickoff, standup, grooming and a retro at the  end to ensure our process is working for us (and not the other way around!).
    • We love to work collaboratively - you’ll work with everybody on the team to explore creative solutions to problems so that we can continue to learn and iterate quickly
    • As a senior engineer you will be responsible for bringing product requirements into reality. This means working proposing engineering solutions, breaking down work into milestones and tasks, working with product analysts to formulate test plans and when it's all done understanding and communicating what we’ve learned. 
    • Understand and make tradeoffs between level of investment and execution speed, along with trying to learn what works and what doesn’t as quickly as possible.
    • Review code and engineering designs from other engineers on the team who may be working on other projects
    • Plenty of heads down time to execute on the team plan

What you bring to the table

    • You have experience leading projects from inception to completion
    • 6+ years of experience building rich, interactive web applications
    • Fullstack experience; working from storage all the way up to modern Javascript frameworks - for example, we use MySQL, Spanner, Elastic Search, Hacklang, Kotlin and React
    • Experience working in a data driven environment - able to shift gears and go where the data leads you
    • No fear of jumping into the data to analyze an A/B test or identify a new opportunity
    • Experience balancing multiple competing priorities and finding creative solutions
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Experience writing unit tests and testable code
    • Experience working on large-scale consumer websites, with attention to scalability and performance concerns
    • Excitement about the impact your work could have on the lives of students around the world

Bonus points if you've

    • Experience building data pipelines
    • Worked in a user growth team
    • Double bonus if you’ve have in-depth knowledge of how to use SEO best practices to drive user traffic
Benefits and perks:
-Collaborate with your manager and team to create a schedule that ensures a high level of productivity (creating that ideal work/life balance)
-We offer 20 days of paid vacation (and we expect you to take them)
-We provide a monthly in home office stipend to employees while our teams are working remote for the COVID pandemic
-We’ll provide you with a laptop of your choice to go with itInclusive, top-notch benefits available to all fulltime Quizleters


Next steps:
Curious about our interview process? 
-Meet with Recruiter
-Meet with Hiring Manager
-Meet with Potential Colleagues and Leadership

We strive to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome! 
We work to create a holistic interview process, where both Quizlet and candidates have an opportunity to view what it would be like to work together, in exploring a mutually beneficial partnership.
We provide a transparent setting, that gives a comprehensive view of who we are!  


In Closing:
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.
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 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!


To All Recruiters and Placement Agencies:
At this time Quizlet does not accept unsolicited agency resumes and/or profiles. 
Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any Quizlet employee. Quizlet will not pay fees to any third-party agency or firm nor will it be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. All unsolicited resumes received will be considered the property of Quizlet.