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Senior Software Engineer - Full Stack, Developer Tools (Remote)

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[Quora is a "remote-first" company. This position can be performed remotely from multiple countries around the world. Please visit careers.quora.com/eligible-countries for details regarding employment eligibility by country.]

 

About Quora:

Quora’s mission is to grow and share the world’s knowledge. To do so, we have two knowledge sharing products:

  • Quora: a global knowledge sharing platform with over 400M monthly unique visitors, bringing people together to share insights on various topics and providing a unique platform to learn and connect with others.

  • Poe: a platform that lets people ask questions, get instant answers, and have back-and-forth dialogue with various AI language models (bots). As AI capabilities rapidly advance, Poe provides a single platform to instantly integrate and utilize these new models.

Behind these products are passionate, collaborative, and high-performing global teams. We have a culture rooted in transparency, idea-sharing, and experimentation that allows us to celebrate success and grow together through meaningful work. Join us on this journey to create a positive impact and make a significant change in the world.

 

About the Team and Role:

Our small engineering team works on challenging problems every day. We have a culture that's rooted in constantly learning and improving, and our engineers are encouraged to think big and experiment with new ideas. Using continuous deployment, we quickly see our changes in the product and make fast iterations. Our engineers focus on creating polished products and writing high quality code by designing APIs and abstractions that are extensible and maintainable. As an engineering team, Quora also highly values development velocity, and invests heavily in improvements to tools, abstractions, and frameworks to empower developers to move faster and achieve more with a lean team. Everyone on the engineering team has a huge impact on our product and our company.

The Product Platform team is focused on making product developers (product engineers, designers, data scientists) more productive, by building tools, frameworks and abstractions that make developers' life easier. This team's projects range from building library of reusable UI components, improving frontend debugging tools, making code deploy faster, to optimizing site performance. Recently, this team led large-scale migration of Quora's legacy frontend system to React, GraphQL and Relay, and there is plenty of interesting and impactful challenges to improve our frontend frameworks and systems in this modern architecture across our AI product, Poe and the core Quora product.

In this role, you’ll be working with other members of the team across a variety of projects to improve efficiency of product developers, with a focus on supporting the Poe product. You'll work closely with Poe product teams to understand pain points and build tools to increase their velocity. You'll be working mainly with Python and modern Javascript frameworks like React, NextJS, GraphQL and Relay. This role is great for full-stack generalists who enjoy empowering other developers, eager to learn and execute in different parts of the stack.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, maintain and build tools that make Poe and Quora product developers (engineers, designers, data scientists) more efficient

  • Contribute to building and maintaining reusable UI components used by developers

  • Work closely with product teams to understand pain points and developer workflow challenges

  • Drive proposals and initiatives to address developer challenges and adopt new frameworks

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ability to be available for meetings and impromptu communication during Quora's "coordination hours" (Mon-Fri: 9am-3pm Pacific Time).

  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical field, or a completion of coding bootcamp or equivalent work experience

  • 4+ years of experience working with large scale codebases and systems, particularly web applications and frontend architecture

  • 4+ years of experience building APIs that are used by large teams

  • 2+ years of experience working with React and GraphQL

  • Experience with NextJS, Relay or similar modern web framework

 

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience and strong interest in building tools to support other developers, or client-side performance. This may include contributions to open source projects

  • Interest in working full-stack

  • Passion for building reliable, performant consumer internet products

 

At Quora, we value diversity and inclusivity and welcome individuals from all backgrounds, including marginalized or underrepresented groups in tech, to apply for our job openings. We encourage all candidates who share a passion for growing the world’s knowledge, even those who may not strictly meet all the preferred requirements, to apply, as we know that a diverse range of perspectives can have a significant impact on our products and our culture.

 

Additional Information:

Quora offers a wide range of benefits including medical/dental/vision coverage, equity refreshers, remote work reimbursement, paid time off, employee assistance programs, and more. Benefits are country-specific and may vary. For more information on benefits, visit this link: https://www.careers.quora.com/benefits

There are many factors that will determine the starting pay, including but not limited to experience, location, education, and business needs.

  • US candidates only: For Colorado based applicants, the minimum base salary range is $147,200 - $185,300 USD + equity + benefits. For California, New Jersey, New York, and Washington based applicants, the minimum salary range is $147,200 - $218,000 USD + equity + benefits.

  • British Columbia candidates Only: For British Columbia based applicants, the minimum base salary range is $149,962 - $222,090 CAD + equity + benefits.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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