Sr. Engineer, Web Foundations

Denver, CO; Los Angeles, CA; Seattle, WA; San Francisco, CA
Engineering – Web Foundation /
Full-time /
About Quizlet:

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 the popular, global learning platform and app that millions of students, teachers and everyday people use to study any subject imaginable for school, work or as part of their personal interests -- including two-thirds of high school students and half of all college students in the US. Combining cognitive science and machine learning, Quizlet guides students through adaptive study activities to confidently reach their learning goals. We’re on track to become the undisputed leader in user-generated learning content and engagement, at the scale of YouTube.  

Valued at $1 billion, Quizlet has raised over $60 million in venture capital from investors including Icon Ventures, Union Square Ventures, General Atlantic, Costanoa Ventures, Owl Ventures, and Altos Ventures.  

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 through multiple approaches and various tools.

About the Team:

The Web Foundations team is responsible for providing a delightful developer experience for our product engineers. We maintain and support the core services and frameworks used by our development teams, enabling developers to provide a world-class experience to our users.  

About the Role:

We're looking for a Senior Engineer to help us speed up delivery and improve the quality of our learning experiences. This will include making constant improvements to our current frameworks and pipelines, as well as uncovering new opportunities to improve our systems and processes.

This is a hybrid role based out of our Denver, Los Angeles, Seattle, and San Francisco office hubs.

In this role, you will:

    • Build automation and CI/CD pipelines to ensure quality and reliability of the product
    • Develop Go packages and tooling to streamline and ensure consistent software development
    • Identify new frameworks and technologies, evaluate adoption, plan and orchestrate migrations and upgrades
    • Analyze and improve the performance of software applications by optimizing code, database queries, and overall system architecture
    • Participate in design, code, and architecture reviews

What you bring to the table:

    • 4+ years software development experience
    • The desire to work across team boundaries to understand the needs of our product development teams, and partner with infrastructure teams
    • Strong problem solving skills, and attention to the little details needed to make informed decisions
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
    • Plan and execute projects and initiatives involving multiple stakeholders and complex requirements, applying strategic prioritization
    • Experience working with server-side code and services - we use Hack, Go, Node.js, and Python and relational databases
    • Facility with modern front-end JavaScript libraries and tooling — for example, we use NextJS, React, Redux, Flow, webpack, and Prettier
    • Demonstrated ability in system architecture and design, understanding of design patterns, and ability to solve complex technical design challenges, with attention to scalability and performance concerns
    • Excitement about the impact your work could have on the lives of students and teachers every day

    • Quizlet is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Salary transparency helps to mitigate unfair hiring practices when it comes to discrimination and pay gaps.  Total compensation for this role is market competitive, including a starting base salary of $130,000 - $185,000, depending on location and experience, as well as company stock options
    • Collaborate with your manager and team to create a healthy work-life balance
    • 20 vacation days (and we expect you to take them!)
    • Competitive health, dental, and vision insurance (100% employee and 75% dependent PPO, HMO, VSP Choice)
    • Employer-sponsored 401k plan with company match
    • Access to LinkedIn Learning and other resources to support professional growth
    • Paid Family Leave, FSA, HSA, Commuter benefits, Wellness benefits
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 take pride in delivering 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.