Top 5 reasons to work at Scribd
1) Work with smart, passionate people
Among our small team are two Ph.D.'s in CS, a championship bridge player, several major open source contributors, veterans from both successful startups and big tech co's, and at least one harvard dropout. Combine an awesomely qualified group of people with a strict "no asshole" hiring policy, and you get a team that makes you want to come to work every day.
2) History of entrepreneurship; involvement in the startup community
Scribd alumni have gone on to start four YCombinator companies, more than from any other startup. We think this is because we've intentionally hired an entrepreneurial bunch of people. If starting a company is in the cards down the road for you, Scribd is a good place to get some on-the-ground experience first.
3) Work at scale, have an impact
With over 100M registered users but only about 20 engineers, everyone on the engineering team at Scribd is critical to our success. You'll get to work on challenging problems of scale and know that your work is affecting real people.
4) High willingness to bet on people for their talent, not their list of "technical skills"
We focus on hiring the smartest, most passionate people we can find. We've often taken risks on people with no experience with the job we're hiring them for, and some of those have turned into our most important team members.
5) Fun, engineering-focused culture
More than 50% of the Scribd team is engineering. You'll see that reflected in our culture and the way that engineering drives most decisions. We love to do engineering hacks of all kinds, and given our shared interests, it's not surprising that we've built a tight knit community.
Moving to San Francisco
Scribd's engineering and product roles are all full-time, on-site roles at our headquarters in San Francisco.
San Francisco is a beautiful city and a great place to live. Most of the major tech companies, from Google to Apple to Facebook, are in the bay area, and many people believe it is unequaled as a hotspot for technology and innovation in the software world.
If you don't currently live in the San Francisco bay area but want to work here, we'll do everything we can to make it easy to move out here. More than half of our engineering team comes from somewhere else and we're quite accustomed to helping people do this.
Scribd provides generous relocation assistance for people not from here. We also provide fully paid-for temporary living accommodations. Finally, we contract with real estate professionals to help you find a permanent place to live. Many people have found their assistance very valuable for navigating the confusing San Francisco renters market.
For people from abroad, we can in most circumstances obtain a visa for you to work in the United States. We work with a team of immigration lawyers on each case and are happy to consider people who need a visa sponsored.
Free catered meals from local restaurants, three times a day
Build your own workstation - we'll get you whatever you want
Relocation service + financial assistance to help you find a place in San Francisco
Frequent company activities ranging from weekly happy hours to group indoor skydiving trips
Generous equity stakes in Scribd so you have skin in the game
Flat organizational structure
Ensures that engineers have a lot of influence over the products we build
Learn a lot by working with one of the most talented teams in the startup world
Fun office environment
Watch out: your nerf-war might be interrupted by someone else's go-kart race
Let Exec do all your chores for you