Software Engineer, Growth (Ruby on Rails)

  • Oakland, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Turnitin is a global SaaS company dedicated to ensuring the integrity of education and research and supporting the development of original thinking skills. As the academic and research landscape evolves, Turnitin stays ahead of trends through advancements in technology and deep partnerships with education leaders, institutions, and practitioners. Turnitin’s content databases — built over 20 years — provide an unparalleled repository of 1+ billion student papers, best-in-class scholarly content from top publishers in every major discipline and in dozens of languages, and 70+ billion current and archived web pages. We promote honesty, consistency, and fairness across all assignment types and subject areas so that educators can help students do their best, original work.  

Job Description

Turnitin is looking for an experienced full-stack software engineer to help  support product adoption and revenue growth. This is a high-impact role in which you’ll collaborate cross-functionally with our Engineering, Product, and Growth teams to implement end-to-end analytical and product solutions that will directly shape the growth strategy of the Gradescope platform. 

We’re a small, collaborative engineering team who are passionate about improving assessment in higher education. We care deeply about our users and work proactively to make and keep them happy. We iterate often and wear multiple hats, always striving to deliver new value for our users. We take pride in building reliable, high-quality software that maintains an intuitive and delightful user experience.

Gradescope is an online grading platform that enables instructors to grade everything in one place, including paper-based exams, online homework, and programming projects. We use cutting-edge technology and features like flexible auto graders and AI-assisted answer grouping to make grading faster and more equitable. Gradescope was founded in 2014 at UC-Berkeley and joined Turnitin via an acquisition in October 2018.

What you’ll do:

  • Build new features and improve existing features on the Gradescope assessment platform

  • Instrument Gradescope’s products and systems to track critical adoption data

  • Create tools and integrations to transform and centralize data from our sales/growth/marketing tools

  • Analyze datasets and building dashboards to measure our penetration and inform growth campaigns

  • Break down high-level projects into user stories and deliverables

  • Write readable, testable, maintainable code

Who we’re looking for: 

  • You’re product-minded, user-focused, and detail-oriented.

  • You can work well in a small, cross-functional team, and communicate effectively with different business functions. You’re also able to work independently and make decisions with minimal supervision.

  • You love to experiment and solve problems. You’re happy to question assumptions and to back your recommendations with well-formulated, data-driven analysis.

  • You’re eager to learn about the business side of a company. Prior growth or marketing experience is a plus but not required.

  • You’re empathetic toward our users and your teammates. We’ve worked hard to create an inclusive and supportive team culture, and we’re excited to keep improving it.

  • You welcome feedback and are always looking to learn and grow.



  • At least three years of professional software development experience in Ruby on Rails or an analogous framework

  • Fluency with SQL and relational databases (we use PostgreSQL)

  • Experience in at least one modern JavaScript framework (we use React)

  • Experience using distributed source control platforms (we use git and GitHub)

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate cross-functionally

  • Experience building and scaling data processing pipelines. (preferred)

  • Experience using and integrating with marketing automation tools. We use tools like Salesforce, Hubspot, Google Analytics, Front, Tableau, and Mode. (preferred)

  • Education: BA/BS in Computer Science or related field

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