Senior Software Engineer (Fullstack, Front-End Focused) SlideShare

Remote - US/Canada /
Engineering – SlideShare /
At Scribd (pronounced “scribbed”), we believe reading is more important than ever. Join our cast of characters as we build 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 1.4M subscribers in nearly every country worldwide.

SlideShare, a Scribd company, helps professionals:
Learn faster and smarter on the topics they care most about by connecting them to bite-sized insights and knowledge from top experts.Share their insights and knowledge to become thought leaders by giving them a platform of 80M+ professionals.

About the Team:
Scribd is in search of a Senior Software Engineer (Fullstack, Front-End Focused) for the SlideShare engineering team to work on the ground floor of revitalizing SlideShare and to find ways of bringing the value of Scribd to SlideShare users. We continually strive for inclusivity and strongly value diversity. We recognize that everyone has a unique set of work and life experiences, and believe that a broader set of perspectives will produce better results for all. Each day provides both opportunities to perform and opportunities to learn. We support others' growth and celebrate our collective achievements.

The Role:
As a Senior Software Engineer, you've probably seen quite a bit in your career, and we want you to leverage all of it. Software development and delivery will be your primary function, but we'll expect you to contribute in a number of ways, including creating or reviewing technical designs, participating in interviews, reviewing code, and mentoring fellow engineers. When you are doing software development, you'll be doing more than just coding a ticket handed to you. You'll own the design, implementation, and delivery. Throughout the development process you'll consider testability, upgradeability, scalability, and observability of the applications you're building.

You have:

    • 5+ years experience coding in modern consumer facing web applications.
    • An appetite to learn and grow professionally.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills (we're remote!).
    • Passion for front-end engineering.
    • A desire to continuously improve the quality of the applications you work on.
    • Knowledge of RESTful API design.
    • Comfortable discussing API design with your server-side colleagues.
    • Strong understanding of modern JavaScript frameworks (Ideally Ember React, Vue, etc) and the problems they can help solve.
    • Experience solving problems in a modern web architecture which includes: CDNs, databases, caching layers, &c.
    • A focus on creating value for our customers.

You will:

    • Implement responsive designs for desktop and mobile web applications.
    • Work closely with product, design, and back-end engineers to implement features.
    • Improve a product used by 250 million people every month.
    • Set the standards for front-end architectureSimplify and update the current build system.
    • Have broad impact on the future and direction of the product.
Benefits, Perks and Wellbeing at Scribd

• Healthcare Benefits: Scribd pays 100% of employee’s Medical, Vision, and Dental premiums and 70% of dependents
• Leaves: Paid parental leave, 100% company paid short-term/long-term disability plans, and milestone Sabbaticals
• 401k plan through Fidelity,  plus company matching with no vesting period
• Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion hiring best practices
• Stock Options - every employee is an owner in Scribd! 
• Generous Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Flexible Sick Time, Volunteer Day + office closure between Christmas Eve and New Years Day
• Referral bonuses
• Professional development: generous annual budget for our employees to attend conferences, classes, and other events
• Company-wide Diversity, Equity & Inclusion training
• Learning & Development and Coaching programs
• Monthly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit
• Concern mental health digital platform
• Work-life balance flexibility
• Employee Resource Groups that build community and support among employees
• Company events + Scribdchats
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Monthly inclusive multi-cultural celebrations & learning opportunities

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.