Senior Engineering Manager

Quizlet (View all Jobs)

San Francisco, CA

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Interview Process

1. Preliminary screen 2. Role-specific applied exercises where candidates create new projects/apps or make improvements to pre-existing code


$274,206 - $287,300

Programming Languages Mentioned

JavaScript, SQL, PHP

About Quizlet:

Inspired by our belief that anyone can learn anything and powered by our own curiosity, we build the smartest tools we can imagine to help students learn.  

Quizlet is the popular, global learning platform and app that millions of students, teachers and everyday people use to study any subject imaginable for school, work or as part of their personal interests -- including two-thirds of high school students and half of all college students in the US. Combining cognitive science and machine learning, Quizlet guides students through adaptive study activities to confidently reach their learning goals. We’re on track to become the undisputed leader in user-generated learning content and engagement, at the scale of YouTube.  

Valued at $1 billion, Quizlet has raised over $60 million in venture capital from investors including Icon Ventures, Union Square Ventures, General Atlantic, Costanoa Ventures, Owl Ventures, and Altos Ventures.  

To serve our global community of learners, our teams tackle lofty technical challenges and design for use cases across cultures and languages. We work hard, act like owners, and collaborate every chance we get. We’re energized by the potential to power more learners through multiple approaches and various tools.

Act as a technical leader of the software engineering team, represent company values, and empower the team to successfully execute software development projects. Define and execute software development plans for software engineers. Use strong communication skills (written and verbal) to work alongside the team to execute software projects using technical experience to make the right decisions. Recruit and hire software engineers. Coach the software engineering team to develop software systems that are highly scalable, highly available, and maintain high quality. Coordinate with Product Managers,Experience Design and other cross functional teams to define roadmap and provide technical feasibility and estimate. Define or improve software development process to ensure team execution in effective manner. Stay up on industry technical trends and provide strategic direction for the team. Telecommuting may be permitted. When not telecommuting, must report to 123 Townsend St, Ste 600, San Francisco, CA 94107. Salary $274,206 - $287,300 per year

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree or U.S. equivalent in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or related field, plus 5 years of professional experience as an Engineering Manager, Project Manager, or any occupation/position/job title involving software engineering management. Must also have experience in the following: 3 years of professional experience performing software development (including planning, designing, developing, implementing, testing, and maintaining software systems or applications) and working with multiple engineering areas including product, platform, and data; 3 years of professional experience leading a team of engineers; 3
years of professional experience using industry-leading technology solutions (including React, NextJS, or RestAPI) in UI frameworks, mobile development, and API development; 3 years of professional experience building microservices and Rest APIs using backend technologies (including JavaScript, PHP, and MySQL); and 3 years of professional experience performing Continuous Integration/Continuous Development (CI/CD) to support production.
CONTACT: Send resume to Must specify ad code RVDC.
We strive to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome! 
We work to create a holistic interview process, where both Quizlet and candidates have an opportunity to view what it would be like to work together, in exploring a mutually beneficial partnership.
We provide a transparent setting, that gives a comprehensive view of who we are!  

In Closing:

We hope you are excited about everything you read so far. We highly encourage you to apply for this position, even if you feel you do not meet all the requirements. Quizlet is always looking for amazing folks that believe in our mission and can contribute to our team in various ways - not merely candidates that fit a certain mold.

We have a bias for action, take initiative, and take pride in delivering results. We make informed decisions whenever possible but are unafraid to take calculated risks on great ideas to promote learning. We embrace challenges and see effort as the path to mastery. We’re constantly seeking opportunities to learn and we embrace curiosity. Quality matters at Quizlet, and we hold the bar high on everything we do.
We treat each other with honesty and respect, encourage vigorous debate, and seek critical feedback. We value diversity, humility, transparency, and collaboration as the best paths to our success — as individuals, as a team, and as a company.

Quizlet’s success as an online learning community depends on a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are actively working to build a team that is representative of the diverse communities we serve, and an open, inclusive work environment where all employees can thrive. As an equal opportunity employer and a tech company committed to societal change, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Come join us!

To All Recruiters and Placement Agencies:
At this time Quizlet does not accept unsolicited agency resumes and/or profiles. 
Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any Quizlet employee. Quizlet will not pay fees to any third-party agency or firm nor will it be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. All unsolicited resumes received will be considered the property of Quizlet.

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