Backend Software Engineer II - Notifications

Remote - US/Canada

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At Scribd (pronounced “scribbed”), we believe reading is more important than ever. Join our cast of characters as we build the world’s largest and most fascinating digital library: giving subscribers access to a growing collection of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, documents, Scribd Originals and more. In addition to works from major publishers and top authors, our community includes over 1.4M subscribers in nearly every country worldwide.
About the Team 
Our engineering team is organized to allow for impact, autonomy, ownership, and responsibility while still allowing the team and product to scale efficiently and painlessly. The Notifications team is on the front-line of our direct and triggered communications to our customer base -- crucial to the success of Scribd!
We believe in continuously improving our skills and codebase, work/life balance, and doing things right over doing them fast. We’re looking for engineers who also have this view and are excited about writing quality code, trying new technologies, and playing well with others.

About the Job 
Some of the job tasks include: Developing and maintaining the backend integrations and information required for our communication channels. Working closely with Marketing and Sales, you’ll develop systems that allow them to effectively present our brand, and deliver personalized, globalized content directly to our customers.
There is a lot of flexibility on the team! We want you to work on projects that match your interests, develop your career, and maintain a good work-life balance. This is a new and growing team with opportunities for leadership and mentorship.
About You 
You’re a strong engineer who enjoys working with different teams. You care about code review as both a chance to present your work and to learn from others. You focus on well-written, elegant solutions, not just the quick fix, and you never skimp on testing. You are always learning and always working to improve your craft.

You Will

  • Build or modify our API integrations
  • Develop a generalized model for user communications
  • Develop database models and schemas while ensuring data integrity
  • Deliver precise and personal recommendations to our users
  • Develop best practices and tests

You Have

  • 3+ years of professional software engineering experience
  • Experience with real-time data platforms like Kafka
  • Experience or interest in notifications delivery (email, text messages, push notifications)
  • You have a CS/CE degree or equivalent professional experience
  • You love seeing your work get into production quickly
Benefits, Perks and Wellbeing at Scribd
• Healthcare Benefits: Scribd pays 100% of employee’s Medical, Vision, and Dental premiums and 70% of dependents• Leaves: Paid parental leave, 100% company paid short-term/long-term disability plans, and milestone Sabbaticals• 401k plan through Fidelity,  plus company matching with no vesting period• Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion hiring best practices• Stock Options - every employee is an owner in Scribd! • Generous Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Flexible Sick Time, Volunteer Day + office closure between Christmas Eve and New Years Day• Referral bonuses• Professional development: generous annual budget for our employees to attend conferences, classes, and other events• Company-wide Diversity, Equity & Inclusion training• Learning & Development and Coaching programs• Monthly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit• Concern mental health digital platform• Work-life balance flexibility• Employee Resource Groups that build community and support among employees• Company events + Scribdchats• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family• Monthly inclusive multi-cultural celebrations & learning opportunities
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Scribd is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. We believe that a diversity of perspectives and experiences create a foundation for the best ideas. Come join us in building something meaningful.
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