At Scribd (pronounced “scribbed”), we believe reading is more important than ever. Join our cast of unique 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, and more.
In addition to works from major publishers and top authors, we also create our own original content exclusively for Scribd users.
Our community includes over 1M subscribers in more than 190 countries. Join us in turning screen time into quality time!
About the team
Our recommendations algorithms are a central part of the Scribd product and one of the biggest drivers of new book discoveries. This team is using a wide variety of technologies including Ruby on Rails, ElasticSearch, Scala Spark, Hive, Cassandra, MySQL, and Redis. Our team boasts several recent accomplishments such as building a multi armed bandit system for personalized recommendations, adding millions of cross content recommendations through topic extraction, and a fuzzy matching text filter that can instantly detect two similar, but not identical, passages of text out of a database of all the books in the world. Pretty neat, right?
Here is Where You Come in
Our team is working on several ambitious projects to organize all the books in the world and use it to take book discovery to the next level which means we are building the world's best recommendation engine for books. Scribd is investing in engineering and our team is growing rapidly. We’re looking for an experienced engineering manager to help guide and develop our recommendation features and the team of engineers focused on building our ever-smarter recommendation system. Our engineers are smart, dedicated, and they love solving difficult challenges and pushing themselves to rethink the way they write software. They look to their manager for organizational transparency, career development, mentorship and honest feedback. They rely on their leadership to guide productivity by removing obstacles and keeping processes lean. As a manager, your job is to keep your team efficient and executing on the right goals, to meet the needs of both the product and the engineers.
You are experienced in leading, coaching and mentoring software development teams that deliver stable, high-quality software. You have a technical background, are able to contribute to planning and design discussions, code reviews and architectural decisions and believe in building teams and practices that scale. You can motivate and instill a strong sense of ownership and pride in your team. You will own driving the technology roadmap in partnership with product managers to meet business & user needs. You know and care about software engineering standards and methodologies. You know how to make this team shine and by extension, all of Scribd.