Quora

Silicon Valley
251 - 500 Employees
101 - 250 Engineers
$100M+ Funding
Late Stage

A vast amount of the knowledge that would be valuable to many people is currently only available to a few — either locked in people’s heads, or only accessible to select groups. We want to connect the people who have knowledge to the people who need it, to bring together people with different perspectives so they can understand each other better, and to empower everyone to share their knowledge for the benefit of the rest of the world.

Read about our mission here or about careers at Quora here.


Why join us?
  • Impact —The potential impact we can make is huge. If we can execute on our mission, we're going to make a big impact on the world by making high-quality information and knowledge available to everyone.

  • Large-scale users, data and traffic. Fast exponential growth.

  • Talented tight-knit team; week-long hackathons every quarter with great benefits - health/dental/vision insurance, massages, 401k, 12 weeks of parental leave

  • We're focused on long-term monetization and sustainability. We are building a great company for the long term, we're not interested in quick acquisitions.


Engineering at Quora
Technical Challenges

Our engineering challenges span (with some example articles):

We also have challenges in other roles besides engineering:

Tech stack
Python
MySQL
Nginx
Memcached
C++
HBase
Machine Learning
Amazon AWS
Android
iOS
Data Science
Distributed Systems
Deep Learning
Javascript
Neural Networks

Working at Quora
Health Insurance

We offer excellent HMO and PPO plans. We contribute 100% of premiums for employee insurance costs and cover 50% of premiums for your dependents. We also cover vision, dental, and life insurance.

Generous Vacation

We offer 15 days of PTO per year, 10 paid holidays, plus a 1-2 week break for the entire company during the winter holidays. All in, this is over 5 weeks of time off every year.

Maternal/Paternal Leave

We offer 12 weeks of paid parental leave for new mothers and fathers.

Free Food

We offer three meals a day and as many snacks as you can possibly eat.

Company Retreats

Every year, we take the whole company on a 2-3 trip to somewhere fun in driving distance. Most recently, we went to Lake Tahoe.

Workshops/Conferences

Offroad, Quora's Hack Week, happens a few times per year as a week for people to work on self-defined projects that they think will be valuable to the company or help the company learn. It's a great opportunity to try something new and partner with coworkers you might not normally get to work with.

Other

Book Reimbursement: Feel free to expense the purchase of any book that you think will be helpful to your work. You can keep the book or can donate it to the office library.

Beautiful Office

We're centrally located on Castro Street in the heart of downtown Mountain View. Our office space is open but quiet, with sunny balconies and lots of comfy sofas.

Transportation

We offer the Caltrain GO pass so you can ride the train for free. Our office is a short walk from the Mountain View train station and close to all major freeways.

Team Activities

Baking, badminton, reading club, running club, movie nights, billiards, board games, learning new languages, and even table tennis coaching.

Teams also enjoy offsites to get to know each other better outside of the office.

Gym/Fitness

We offer one-on-one ergonomic evaluations, personalized work stations, and subsidized massages. We also have access to a basic gym next door and enjoy the many parks in the area for exercise.

Flexible Hours

Most of our engineers are in the office from 10am - 6pm, but we allow for flexibility for each individual’s schedule.


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