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Scribd

/skribbed/ (n).

  1. a tech company changing the way the world reads
  2. a membership that gives users access to the world’s largest online library of books, audiobooks, magazines, and sheet music

We value trying new things, craftsmanship, being an open book, and the people that make our team great.

Join us and build something meaningful.

About the team

We’ve built a library of millions of books, audiobooks, magazine articles, sheet music collections, and user uploaded documents. 90% of millions of active users discover Scribd and continue to engage with content and build their libraries using our website.

We’re looking for diverse, well-rounded, communicative engineers to help empower our readers to indulge their curiosities and expand their knowledge by building quality products and user experiences. Our projects tend to be 1-2 front end engineers at a time, so trust, accountability, and excellent communication skills are extremely important.

Recent projects:

  • We rebuilt our browse experience from the ground up to be faster, more modular, and to better connect readers with the content they want.
  • We added a localization framework to allow every user-facing string on the site to be translated
  • We’re using React to implement dynamic interfaces across core features in our product

Current Projects:

  • SEO - with a library of millions of books, audiobooks and documents, search engine optimization is about a lot more than having a good sitemap.
  • Responsive Web - desktop, tablet, phone – whatever device you have, we want you to be able to read!
  • Site speed. How fast is fast enough? Faster! Measure, optimize, repeat…
  • Accessibility - do you know what ARIA attributes are? Ever use a screen reader? We’re bringing Scribd up to WCAG level-AA to make reading work for folks who use assistive technology

About you:

You’re curious, humble, and interested in learning. You like and value people! You have good taste - you don’t have to be a designer, but you should take pride in your work and want to make our app a beautiful, delightful reading experience

  • 2+ years experience coding in a modern web stack — eg. JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Ruby on Rails — on large scale, consumer-facing web applications
  • Experience with continuous integration environments, writing testable software, as well as unit and integration tests with frameworks like Capybara, rspec and Phantomjs.
  • Experience coding features using an A/B testing framework
  • Experience de-bugging issues in a complex modern web architecture which includes: distributed servers, cdns, image servers, databases, asynchronous web services, CSRF, cross site scripting, etc

Why we work here

  • We are located in downtown San Francisco, just a few minutes’ walk from BART
  • 100% employer covered Medical/Dental/Vision for regular, full time employees
  • We have a small budget for our employees to attend conferences, classes, and other events
  • We have a lot of trust with very little bureaucracy
  • Three meals a day, catered from local restaurants
  • Coffee and tea runs every afternoon
  • Apple laptops and Thunderbolt displays
  • Company events that include monthly happy hours and offsites (past events include Safari West, Stinson Beach, ski trips, etc.)
  • In the meantime, check out our office and meet some of the team on The Muse! https://www.themuse.com/companies/scribd

Scribd values diversity, and we make all hiring and employment decisions based on merit, qualifications, competence, talent, and contribution, not who you are by choice or circumstance.
We value the people who make Scribd a great place to work and strive to create an environment where your work is supported and personhood respected.

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