Sr. Software Engineer (Los Angeles)

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

As the world’s leading digital English dictionary and thesaurus, helps more than 70 million monthly users attain language success. As the most innovative and technologically advanced dictionary, we are committed to accelerating the discovery and mastery of the English language in all its forms. Our leading mobile applications have been downloaded more than 100 million times – and we are just getting started. We are hard at work reinventing the dictionary as a platform that will enable and inspire social connection, communication, learning, creativity and expression in the connected world.

Job Description

What We Can Offer You
We are passionate about building great products and are inspired by the possibility of unlocking the power of language through technology. We are enthusiastically creating a high performance, collaborative culture. We are searching for a driven individual who shares this mentality to join our team.

We are headquartered in Oakland, CA and are looking to build an offsite development center potentially in your area! We are still in the planning phase but looking to identify talent now in your area as we prepare to build out our new development office.

What You Get to Do
As an experienced Engineer, you have mastered modern technology framework, and with them, you love to build and launch products at consumer scale. You believe in Agile based development strategies, and have a strong preference for TDD/BDD, or similar, development methodologies. You balance out-of-the box thinking and pragmatic execution, and have a strong track record of continuously improving great software. The right candidate will have the following:

  • Highly energetic and committed to a great product and culture.
  • Leaving your ego at the door to thrive in healthy debate.
  • Passionate with integrity and a healthy sense of work/life balance.
  • A team player as likely to learn as to mentor your colleagues.
  • A strong communicator with solid analytical skills.
  • Self-driven and tireless in the pursuit of high quality results in a fast paced environment.
  • A world-class engineer looking for the right team & opportunity to make an impact.
  • Build and launch software products with the highest bar of quality and velocity, using modern tech stacks and tools.
  • Collaborate closely with technical, analytical, and product teams to execute on an aggressive product roadmap.


What You Bring to Us

  • Mastery at least one modern (Python, JavaScript, Ruby) backend stack.
  • Work experience with any of the following: Node, React or Angular.js is a plus.
  • You’ve dealt with the challenges of scaling consumer applications
  • You hold fast to a high bar of quality, using testing strategies, code reviews, pair programming, and any other approach to improve the quality of your code.
  • You value engaged product owners, quality engineers, production engineers, and other teammates; viewing cooperation with them as mutually beneficial
  • Strong experience with at least one NoSQL-database
  • Understands both SQL and NoSQL
  • Strong knowledge with *nix
  • Good at coaching, learning from, and working with other engineers

Why Work for Us? offers competitive salaries, plus amazing benefits and perks. 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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