Software Engineer, Web Infrastructure

San Francisco, CA
Engineering – Web Infrastructure
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.

As one of the most used websites in the US (50M+ monthly visitors), our web application is critical to supporting hundreds of millions of learners each year. As an engineer in Web Infrastructure, you will develop the application architecture and tooling to support fast development at high quality to help even more learners, around the globe with varying network and computational resources. You will streamline development to help product teams iterate the UX while improving performance and reliability.

What you'll do

    • Evaluate and integrate new technologies for frontend and backend development
    • Tighten web application for low-bandwidth environments (e.g. India)
    • Work with latest open-source (e.g. React, Flow, Webpack, Node, Hacklang, etc.)
    • Restructure web application to handle rapid growth in user base and development team

Project Examples

    • Containerize development environment with Docker and Kubernetes
    • Expand our open-source Hacklang mocking library
    • Move React component styles to CSS-in-JS

What we are looking for

    • Active participant in Web standards bodies
    • Record of high leverage codebase improvements (AST transforms, etc)
    • Deep knowledge of browser execution environment

Preferred Qualifications

    • 2+ years experience building web applications
    • Curiosity and a desire to go deep on how the product is built
    • Understand the full life cycle a browser request for a single page app
    • Compassion for fellow engineers and a desire to help them ship a great application
    • Experience working with both client-side and server-side technologies
    • Excitement about the impact your work could have on the lives of students and teachers every day
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!