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Job Responsibilities : Senior Full-stack Software Engineer (Remote First)

Salary : $160,000 a year

Company : Academia.edu

Location : Remote US

Senior Full Stack Engineer (Remote First)
Work from anywhere in the USA or Canada
ENGINEERING / FULL-TIME
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Life is short – do something that matters! We are Academia.edu. Our mission is to accelerate and democratize the world’s research because scientific discovery is based on it and scientific discovery benefits everyone.
Who we are
We are a Remote First company with an office in San Francisco building the world’s largest network for sharing and finding academic research online. We closed $23M Series “D” round in December of 2021.
With over 188M registered users and nearly half of the world’s academics using our platform every month we are in a unique position to disrupt the $25B academic publishing industry. Our users range from researchers academics industry professionals and college students with over 300000 paying premium subscribers -contributing to a doubling in revenue over the last four years.
What we’re looking for
Our ideal candidates are not only great at what they do but are also mission-driven. Ideally you have experience working across the stack and are excited about owning product and engineering initiatives.
Bonus points for experience scaling an application to handle an increasing user base.

Your skillset:

    • Good coding habits are a must.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to build solutions and products.
    • Ability and willingness to learn new languages and technologies as needed.
    • 5+yrs. of experience working on large-scale consumer-facing web apps or platforms in a Unix/Linux environment.
    • Proficiency with either Ruby Python or another scripting language is preferred but not required.
    • Understanding creating manipulating and querying databases.
    • Rest API/back-end coding in a scripting language.
    • Web Front-end coding experience e.g. JavaScript/Typescript React.js a plus.

Our Stack:

    • Ruby on Rails Sidekiq
    • PostgreSQL Redis Elasticsearch
    • React + Typescript
    • RSpec Chromatic Jest Storybook
    • CircleCI Jenkins Ansible Terraform
    • AWS ecosystem (EC2 S3 RDS Redshift many others)
    • You don’t need to know any or all of these but must be willing to learn!

What you’ll work on:

    • You’ll be designing and building systems to make our user base more productive on our platform. Here are some things that we are currently working on:
    • A fast and scalable peer review system that identifies and distributes high-quality academic works
      • Services that help academic authors understand the impact of their scholarship via text parsing and computation of bibliometrics
    • Algorithmic approaches to identification of academic content and disambiguation of authorships in order to make every paper ever written available for free
    • A paper recommendation engine that helps users discover the most relevant research
    • Search Engine Optimizations to improve the discoverability of our corpus of 33M+ PDFs.

What impact will you have?

    • Researchers from all over the world give us fantastic feedback:
    • “I go through all the articles in the bulk download save the ones that are clearly going to be useful and discard the remainder. This saves loads of time but also points me in directions I might not otherwise have thought of looking.”
    • “The bulk downloads give me the chance to read more related articles as well as see what research is citing the article I am looking at. It also helps me rapidly expand my personal digital library of references.”
    • See more: https://www.academia.edu

What you’ll get?

    • In addition to working closely with and collaborating with our talented tight-knit team we value fostering employee growth.
    • Our ~90-person team which includes ~50 Software Engineers all value curiosity initiative teamwork and we are passionate about building a great work environment that produces great products.
    • We have an employee-focused benefits program that includes :
    • 100% employer-paid medical dental and vision insurance for employees that covers their spouses and dependents.
    • A generous Paid Time Off includes 21 paid vacation days 11 paid company holidays and 1 volunteer day
    • Annual professional development allowance & PTO
    • Book stipend.
    • Stock options.
    • Flexible sick days
    • Parental & birth parent leave – 8 fully paid weeks each
    • Fully paid 6-week sabbatical after 4 years of employment
    • Work/Life balance with flex hours
    • Weekly Bootcamp & yoga class
    • FSA accounts
    • Company-paid retreats
    • Commuter benefits
    • New computer hardware and accessories
    • WFH monthly Internet stipend
    • Stipend for hardware and accessories for WFH productivity setup
    • 401K plan
In addition for those who prefer to work at our office we have a physical office which many work at and which is located near MUNI & BART in beautiful downtown San Francisco. The office is stocked with snacks drinks and oftentimes catered lunches.

Diversity and Inclusion
Academia is a proud equal opportunity employer and we are committed to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race religion color national origin gender sexual orientation age marital status veteran status or disability status.

Compensation
Our first-year cash compensation amount for this role is targeted at $160000/yr to $240000/yr in the USA. Compensation is adjusted for Canada. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors including candidate experience and expertise and may vary from the amounts listed above.

Our Remote Work Policy
  • You can work 100% remotely from anywhere in the US or Canada if you are legally living and working in the USA or a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Our core work hours are 10am-4pm Pacific Time with flex hours for the rest of the day.

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