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Staff Software Engineer

North AmericaFull-Time$122K - $239K
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At Scribd (pronounced “scribbed”), we believe reading is more important than ever. Join our cast of characters as we work to change the way the world reads by building the world’s largest and most fascinating digital library: giving subscribers access to a growing collection of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, documents, Scribd Originals, and more. In addition to works from major publishers and top authors, our community includes over 1.9 M subscribers in nearly every country worldwide.


Have you heard about our future of work program, Scribd Flex? As a key principle, we embrace flexibility and allow employees, in partnership with their manager, to choose the work-style that best suits their individual needs and preferences. And, we create intentional in-person moments with each other that build culture and connection.


About the team 

This is a dedicated workstream focussing on AdTech where our goal is to transform how ads are delivered, making them more engaging and efficient across brands under Scribd. We’re creating not just ads, but captivating experiences that connect international brands with their audience. This is a cross-functional group which works closely with data scientists, product managers and engineers across the company.


About the role

Scribd is looking for a Staff Software Engineer to lead our AdTech efforts, focusing on JavaScript with React and Prebid.js. Your role involves driving innovative advertising technology solutions, mentoring a team, and demonstrating a deep passion for AdTech experiments


What you’ll do

  • Lead the development of sophisticated AdTech solutions, emphasizing React and Prebid.js.
  • Utilize advanced JavaScript knowledge to build high-performance web applications.
  • Oversee the integration and optimization of advertising APIs and SDKs.
  • Champion experimental projects in AdTech, exploring new ways to enhance ad targeting, delivery, and performance.
  • Mentor junior engineers, promoting a culture of learning and experimentation in advertising technologies.
  • Maintain adherence to best software development practices, with a focus on AdTech innovations.
  • Stay ahead of industry trends in digital advertising and JavaScript technologies, actively engaging in experimental projects.


Requirments

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in Ad tech, with a strong focus on programmatic ads.
  • Extensive knowledge of digital advertising ecosystems and a passion for AdTech experimentation.
  • Proven leadership in managing complex software projects.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and meticulous attention to detail


Nice to have

  • Experience in leading AdTech experimental projects
  • .Advanced skills in web performance optimization and security best practices


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 $147,500 [minimum salary in our lowest geographic market within California] to $238,750 [maximum salary in our highest geographic market within California]. 


In the United States, outside of California, the reasonably expected salary range is between $121,500 [minimum salary in our lowest US geographic market outside of California] to $226,500 [maximum salary in our highest US geographic market outside of California]. 


In Canada, the reasonably expected salary range is between $145,000 CAD[minimum salary in our lowest geographic market] to $214,000 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.


Benefits, Perks, and Wellbeing at Scribd

*Benefits/perks listed may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Scribd and the geographical location where you work.

• Healthcare Insurance Coverage (Medical/Dental/Vision): 100% paid for employees

• 12 weeks paid parental leave

• Short-term/long-term disability plans

• 401k/RSP matching

• Tuition Reimbursement

• Learning & Development programs

• Quarterly stipend for Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort

• Mental Health support & resources

• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family

• Referral Bonuses

• Book Benefit

• Sabbaticals

• Company wide events

• Team engagement budgets

• Vacation & Personal Days

• Paid Holidays (+ winter break)

• Flexible Sick Time

• Volunteer Day

• Company-wide Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion programs


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