Senior Software Engineer



Role Location

  • Remote


101 - 250 people


501 2 Nd St Ste 500
San Francisco, CA, 94107, US

Tech Stack

  • Google Cloud
  • Python
  • Hack
  • React
  • Android
  • iOS Development
  • Node.js
  • TypeScript
  • Swift
  • Kotlin
  • MySQL

Role Description

We're looking for a senior full stack engineer to help us acquire the next 50+ million learners. This will include making constant improvements to our current platform which is built upon modern tools like React, Hack and Elastic Search making it able to perform over 1B learning transactions per week. The team's goal is to expand Quizlet from a US-focused company with 50M active users to a global education platform serving the world's 1.4B student population.

Please note that this is a full-time position at our new Denver, CO office.

We are looking for a passionate individual who will join us as one of the founding members of the Denver office and share our stories through technical blog posts, meet-ups, and conferences.

WHAT YOU'LL DO: Build user-facing features and ship experiments using React/Redux Develop server-side code using Hack Collaborate with other Engineers to design and implement APIs Build automation and abstractions (such as reusable UI components) to improve development speed Architect and implement data fetching and state management systems on the front-end Work with Product Designers to iterate on the design and implementation of our product Identify and implement performance improvements to our website Participate in design, code, and architecture reviews Observe user testing to understand and improve usability Investigate new technologies that may be of use to the team

PROJECT EXAMPLES: Design A/B tests to learn and improve new user experiences through data driven decision making In collaboration with the data science and machine learning teams, design and build out a browsable site hierarchy to let users easily find content Update ETLs generating sitemaps containing 200+ million URLs to improve inbound search traffic

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR: 4+ years of experience building rich, interactive web applications Experience working on large-scale consumer websites, with attention to scalability and performance concerns Experience working with modern front-end JavaScript libraries and tooling — for example, we use React, Redux, Flow, webpack, and Prettier Experience working with server-side code - we use Hack, Node.js, and Python Knowledge of relational and search database Excitement about the impact your work could have on the lives of students and teachers every day Ability to mentor junior engineers

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience understanding the implications changes will have on search traffic. (aka, SEO experience) Experience working on user acquisition or growth teams previously. Knowledge of service-oriented architecture and microservices An aptitude for experimentation demonstrated by being hypothesis-driven, metrics focused and eager to test and iterate

About Quizlet

Quizlet is the world's largest student and teacher online learning community. Every month more than 50 million active learners from 130 countries practice and master more than 400 million study sets on every conceivable topic and subject. We are always seeking to help students master any subject by optimizing study efficiency and engagement.

Company Culture

Our Values:

  • Help people learn

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.

  • Act with urgency

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.

  • Teach yourself something new

We embrace challenges and see effort as the path to mastery. We’re constantly seeking opportunities to learn and we embrace curiosity.

  • Be an owner

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.

  • Be humble, candid and open

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.

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