[Hiring] Frontend Software Engineer, Discovery Engineering at Scribd

Job Overview

Job Description

About the Discovery Engineering Team

Discovery Engineering is the face of Scribd’s Machine Learning and Discovery Engineering Division. It is dedicated to building the customer-facing web experiences that power our cutting-edge search, recommendations, and generative AI features. As a bridge between our innovative machine learning engineers and our end-users, this full stack team is tasked with building and owning the discovery experience across Scribd and Everand.
Joining this team means you will play a key role in delivering the user value of the pioneering machine learning work, creating tangible impacts through exceptional user experiences.

As a Frontend Engineer on Discovering Engineering

Our cross-functional squads often involve deep collaboration with other engineering teams, designers, and product managers. Your excellent communication, both “live” in meetings and asynchronously via slack will be a key tool in driving success.

This role predominantly focuses on the frontend but comfort and knowledge of the full tech stack is a must as this team is often responsible for working with backend engineers to build our complete product.
Full-cycle software development will be your primary function, but we’ll expect you to contribute in a number of ways, including advising on others’ technical design, reviewing code, participating in interviews, and mentoring less experienced engineers.
When you are building software, you’ll be doing more than just coding a ticket that is handed to you. You’ll contribute to the code strategy, architecture, implementation, delivery, and operation of systems, end-to-end. You’ll consider testability, upgradeability, scalability, and observability throughout the development process.

Must have skills

    • 2+ years of full-time experience working on frontend systems, especially with React
    • Understanding of at least one modern JavaScript/TypeScript framework (React)
    • Knowledge of APIs to comfortably participate in API design discussions with your server-side teammates
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills – We’re a remote company with a robust documentation (and Slack!) culture
    • A collaborative spirit, as you’ll be working closely with product, design, and back-end engineers to implement features

Nice to have

    • Understanding of Ruby on Rails – or similar application framework
    • Understanding of some backend technologies such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, AWS
    • Experience with implementing and optimizing user interface interactions for enhanced search and recommendation experiences
    • Understanding of Next.js or GraphQL
At Scribd, your base pay is one part of your total compensation package and is determined within a range. Our pay ranges are based on the local cost of labor benchmarks for each specific role, level, and geographic location. San Francisco is our highest geographic market in the United States. In the state of California, the reasonably expected salary range is between $100,000 [minimum salary in our lowest geographic market within California] to $161,750 [maximum salary in our highest geographic market within California].
In the United States, outside of California, the reasonably expected salary range is between $82,500 [minimum salary in our lowest US geographic market outside of California] to $153,500 [maximum salary in our highest US geographic market outside of California].
In Canada, the reasonably expected salary range is between $103,000 CAD[minimum salary in our lowest geographic market] to $152,250 CAD[maximum salary in our highest geographic market].
We carefully consider a wide range of factors when determining compensation, including but not limited to experience; job-related skill sets; relevant education or training; and other business and organizational needs. The salary range listed is for the level at which this job has been scoped. In the event that you are considered for a different level, a higher or lower pay range would apply. This position is also eligible for a competitive equity ownership, and a comprehensive and generous benefits package.