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Senior Backend Engineer - Applications
Posted on 2/19/2022
Remote in USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Ruby on Rails
  • 5+ years of backend software engineering experience, ideally in B2C space
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of experience with Ruby on Rails and/or Go
  • Enthusiasm for building back-end services, data modeling, API definition, and integration with front-end flows
  • Experience shipping large cross functional features
  • You focus on well-written, elegant solutions that consider the problem holistically
  • You have a strong idea of what quality looks like, and advocate for it loudly and often
  • You care about code review as both a chance to present your work and to learn from others
  • You are curious about how things work, and bravely dig into legacy code or learn new technologies
  • You are passionate about knowledge sharing and documentation
  • You love to make a difference for users and show customer empathy
  • You enjoy working in a dynamic environment that includes distributed teams and customers
  • You possess a growth mindset that allows you to help your team solve complex technical problems
  • You're an excellent collaborator and team player and believe in the “we before me” principle
Desired Qualifications
  • Strong comprehension of modern JavaScript frameworks preferably React
  • Exposure to Redux, CSS, NPM, Yarn, Babel, and Webpack a plus
  • Previous experience writing unit and integration tests with frameworks like Jest, Rspec, Cypress, Selenium, WebdriverIO, etc
  • Working knowledge of data pipelines, both real-time and batch offline
  • Experience debugging issues in a complex modern web architecture which includes: distributed systems, databases, and asynchronous web services
  • API definition experience in gRPC

201-500 employees

Digital library
Company Overview
Scribd's mission is to change the way the world reads.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - A robust Diversity, Equity and Inclusion program that includes company-wide training, equitable hiring best practices, Employee Resource Groups, and company-wide goals.
  • Scribd flex - We embrace flexibility as a key principle and will allow employees, in partnership with their manager, to choose the workstyle that best suits their individual needs and preferences.
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life & Disability - We offer comprehensive healthcare plans and cover premiums for employees at 100%. PPO, HMO, and High Deductible Health Plans are available so you can choose whichever coverage supports your lifestyle best.
  • Matching 401(k) - Easily save for retirement with our 401(k) plan and take advantage of up to 3% company match with no waiting period.
  • Paid Time Off - A generous paid time off program that includes vacation time, personal days, sabbaticals, volunteer time, winter break, sick time, and more.
  • Paid parental leave - We provide paid time away from work for our new biological, adoptive, or foster parents.
  • Wellbeing - Resources, workshops & events to support your wellbeing journey: Mind, Body & Soul.
  • Curated Career Paths and Continuous Learning - The power to explore career paths & possibilities, and the tools to support your growth. From continuing education, degrees, or certifications, we support our employee’s career journeys.
Company Values
  • We are characters with character. People: We value people above everything else. We invest in our employees and believe that diverse stories, ideas, and talents are what make us great.
  • We embrace plot twists. Taking action and learning: We are problem-solvers that act with urgency. We use both data and intuition to tackle tough challenges and balance priorities, we grow through our mistakes, and often learn by doing.
  • We are writing our story together. Ownership and accountability: We are all owners. We hold ourselves and each other accountable, engage in open dialogue, and we push one another to do our best work every day.
  • We are crafting a timeless tale. Sustainability: We are dedicated to our mission. We are strategic and take deliberate steps to build a sustainable business that will stand the test of time.
  • We are dedicated to helping readers flourish. Community: We care deeply about our customers. Our community is the soul of the product and we work hard to understand and meet their needs.
  • We are inspired by reading. Love of reading: We believe in the importance of reading and use our product to make it a meaningful part of our lives.