Software Engineer II

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 work to change the way the world reads by building 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 1.5M subscribers in nearly every country worldwide.
About the Team
We believe in continuously improving our skills and codebase, work/life balance, and doing things right, over doing them fast. We’re looking for individuals who share this view and are excited about writing quality code, trying new technologies, and playing well with others.
Scribd has an immense content catalog & millions of users which means you will be able to tackle exciting & complex projects. The software you will write will have a big impact on our company, our product, and our users.
This team works on development & product tools that involve topics such as optimization, profiling, observability, infrastructure development & API design. The team uses a wide variety of technologies including Ruby on Rails, Scala, Go, ElasticSearch, Spark/Hadoop, MySQL, and Redis.
We’re looking for strong engineers with exceptional problem-solving skills who want to work unassisted and own large, complicated projects. You’re comfortable in dealing with lots of moving pieces. You have exquisite attention to detail. You’re comfortable learning new technologies and systems. Collaboration, time management, and communication are as important as your technical skills.

Some of our recent projects include:

  • Building well-designed, fast API endpoints for new features in our mobile apps (in Ruby and Go).
  • Implementation of an in-house anomaly-detection service to automatically & intelligently detect anomalous performance & behavior pertaining to tracked historical metrics
  • Rethinking our organization's approach & tooling around exception tracking, fixing, and awareness.
  • Modernizing our tool suite - with newer & better maintained open-source alternatives, or more performant technologies & implementations.
  • Designing & implementing new pieces to our content-processing pipelines & content-streaming services

About you

  • Strong background with 3+ years of Software Development or Software Engineering experience.
  • Experience with either Ruby and Go is preferred and CI/CD tools experience would be a plus. Open to other languages as well (Node JS or Python will be considered as well).
  • Interest in building high-impact tools and successful products.
  • Experience shipping clean, maintainable code that works.
  • Background in algorithms with a focus on applied problem-solving.
We’re defining the workforce of the future with Scribd Flex, a program that embraces multiple perspectives while leaning into our belief that no matter where each team member is, we trust them to accomplish our shared business goals. This program lets employees, in partnership with their manager, choose where they work while creating intentional in-person meetings with co-workers that build culture and connect us personally.
Benefits, Perks, and Wellbeing at Scribd
• Healthcare Insurance Coverage: Scribd pays for employee’s Medical, Vision, and Dental premiums and a portion of dependent premiums • 401k/RSP plans provided, plus company matching with no vesting period• Professional development: generous annual budget for our employees to attend conferences, classes, and other events• Quarterly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit• Concern mental health digital platform• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family• Leaves: 12 weeks paid parental leave, company paid short-term/long-term disability plans and milestone Sabbaticals• Generous Paid Time Off: Paid Holidays, Flexible Sick Time, Volunteer Day + office closure between Christmas Eve and New Years Day• Company-wide Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion programs which include learning & development opportunities, employee resource groups, and hiring best practices.
Want to learn more? Check out our office and meet some of the team at
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.
* Salary range is an estimate based on our salary survey at
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Job countries: Canada United States
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