Sr. Fullstack Engineer, Core Services

Quizlet (View all Jobs)

Denver, CO; Los Angeles, CA; Seattle, WA; 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


$130,000 - $185,000

Programming Languages Mentioned

Python, JavaScript, 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.

About the Team:

The Core Services team builds integrations and tooling to support our Marketing and User Ops teams at Quizlet as well as new services to support our Product teams . We empower our Lifecycle Marketing team to engage with our users in personalized, targeted ways and with information that is relevant to their needs. For our User Ops team, we aim to reduce the manual steps involved with user support and content moderation to prevent abuse and ensure our users get the product support they need in a timely fashion. On the Brand Marketing side, our team provides an integration with Prismic to make it easy to create and update content on our website. 
We’re a mid-sized team that is frequently involved in cross-team projects on the product side of things at Quizlet, helping other teams integrate and deploy new features for our users.

About the Role:

We’re looking for a strong fullstack developer who is equally comfortable with frontend and backend development and has experience building out new services. A successful candidate will enjoy working closely with people from all areas of Quizlet, building new internally facing features, improving integrations with 3rd party software, fixing bugs, and leading projects. They will learn a lot about marketing and support workflows as well as get exposure to various product integrations and programming languages we use for our core product as well as services our team creates and maintains. This position provides a great opportunity to work on interesting projects with a team that is frequently solving new problems and working in a large codebase where we frequently get the chance to learn new things.

This is a hybrid role based out of our Denver, Los Angeles, Seattle, and San Francisco hub offices.

In this role, you will:
  • Work closely with people from all areas of Quizlet, building new internally facing features, improving integrations with 3rd party software, and fixing bugs
  • Learn a lot about marketing and support workflows which build on top of services like Braze, Prismic, and Zendesk
  • Have a great opportunity to work on interesting projects with a team that is frequently solving new problems and iterating on a large codebase
  • Take ownership of mid-size projects to add features to microservices
  • Find opportunities to improve data integrations and automated workflows
  • What you bring to the table:
  • 5+ years of professional experience in software development
  • Strong understanding of Javascript (React, TypeScript, and vanilla), browser APIs, and at least one other scripting language
  • Willingness to learn new technologies, such as PHP, Go, Python
  • Experience driving projects to completion and working on small to mid-sized teams
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Bonus points if you have:
  • Client-server architecture knowledge, including: Cloudflare, Authentication, Email protocols, Caching, AB testing
  • Experience working with any of these tools/integrations: Prismic, Braze, Zendesk, BigQuery
  • Creating and maintaining service architectures
  • Debugging skills
  • Compensation, Benefits & Perks:
  • Quizlet is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Salary transparency helps to mitigate unfair hiring practices when it comes to discrimination and pay gaps.  Total compensation for this role is market competitive, including a starting base salary of $130,000 - $185,000, depending on location and experience, as well as company stock options
  • Collaborate with your manager and team to create a healthy work-life balance
  • 20 vacation days (and we expect you to take them!)
  • Competitive health, dental, and vision insurance (100% employee and 75% dependent PPO, HMO, VSP Choice)
  • Employer-sponsored 401k plan with company match
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning and other resources to support professional growth
  • Paid Family Leave, FSA, HSA, Commuter benefits, Wellness benefits
  • 40 hours of annual paid time off to participate in volunteer programs of choice
  • 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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