Scribd is a YCombinator startup based in San Francisco. Our vision is at the intersection of publishing and technology, bringing innovation to one of the world’s oldest industries. We're already on our way as a top 100 site on the web with over 100 million users, but the journey is only 1% finished, and we’re looking for talented technologists of all kinds to take Scribd to the next level.
There is a lot of deep technology operating behind the scenes at Scribd. We have scaled the world's second largest(http://bit.ly/g9wKd7) ruby on rails site, invented the first HTML5 document reader(http://tcrn.ch/dfMn4D), and done original work on textual analysis. Scribd is a very engineering-driven company: as an engineer here you will have a lot of responsibility to choose the projects you work on and to define the way they get built. And because we have a large userbase and deploy new code daily, your work will likely be used by millions of people on your first week.
Scribd has a unique company culture that combines a laid-back atmosphere (we have company go-karts and an office zipline) with a total focus on doing great engineering - the best way to experience it is really to read through our jobs page (http://www.scribd.com/jobs) and watch our infamous go-kart racing video (http://bit.ly/ocdOoq). For more info on our technology, check out our tech blog (http://coding.scribd.com/), our list of engineering hacks (http://scr.bi/rZlxz1) and this article about our break-through HTML5 technology (http://tcrn.ch/dfMn4D).
This is a full-time role in San Francisco, CA.
If you don't live in the SF Bay Area, see our page about benefits and relocation (http://scr.bi/l6EsDJ) for more info about moving out here. In short, if you want to move here, we will do a lot to make it easy for you.
To Apply: Please send your cover letter and resume with the subject "Your name – Senior Rails Engineer– via startuply" to firstname.lastname@example.org
Resumes for engineering roles are reviewed directly by a senior member of our engineering team within 24 hours.
Are you an experienced full-stack web developer? You've come to the right place. Scribd has built the 2nd largest Rails site on the web (by traffic), and we'd love for you to help us take it to the next level.
Scribd has a flat engineering structure without sharply defined roles. No matter whether you gravitate towards the front-end, the back-end or somewhere in between, we're likely working on projects that are in your sweet spot. Scribd is built in rails, but if your experience is in another web framework, we find that transfers over quickly.
Very comfortable doing full-stack web development
Knowledge of one or more web application frameworks
Strong knowledge of SQL, MySQL and databases
Avid follower of the technology industry and current technology/web-related trends
In-depth knowledge of scalability, systems engineering, design patterns, and algorithms
Great product sense and design sense; excellent technical judgement and architecture experience
Expert knowledge of rails and ruby
NoSQL (HBase, Hive, Redis, Hadoop) knowledge
Experience working on large-scale web applications
Ability to own projects end-to-end as demonstrated by significant open-source contributions, independent projects, team leadership, or startups
Detailed knowledge of performance and scalability, including front-end web browser performance analysis
Computer Science degree or equivalent experience