Software Engineer II, Ruby on Rails

 US or Canada
 a month ago

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 and role

Our team’s mission is to grow revenue, reduce cost with sophisticated, reliable and secure domestic and international payments and authentication solutions. The Payments full stack team works on exciting projects that cover Product, Infrastructure, Finance, Risk, Customer support and assisting frontend and mobile teams via APIs. Major areas where teams work in are

Modernize payments technologies: team strive to use state of the art payments solutions to provide the best experience to users. A big part of code is in a monolith. We are moving into service based architecture.

Authentication: Team Implements and maintains secure communication protocols to protect user credentials and data during the authentication process. Conducting risk assessments to identify potential vulnerabilities in the authentication process and implementing measures to mitigate those risks.Ensuring that the authentication methods comply with relevant security standards, regulations, and industry best practices.

Finance support: Payments is crucial for Scribd, it allows us to forecast revenue. We make sure finance is able to look at revenue generated and trace them back to every dollar collected.

Reliable and redundant payment options: team is looking to utilize localized, reliable gateways and processors to provide the options which customers prefer globally.

About you

You’re a determined engineer who enjoys working with a team. You are confident yet humble in your skills and ability to be a productive developer. You care about code review as both a chance to present your work and to learn from others. You focus on long-term solutions, not just the quick fix, and you never skimp on testing. You are always learning and always working to improve your craft.

What you’ll do

  • Implementing projects considering quality, maintainability, performance, scale and observability throughout the development process.
  • Writing clear technical documentation based on project proposals.
  • Improving or building solutions that address the architectural gaps and technical debt
  • Collaborating with our product and data teams to track and maintain financial integrity.
  • Developing automated frameworks to create plans, prices bundles
  • Advising on technical design, reviewing code, participating in interviews.

Requirements (Must have)

  • 1-3 years professional software development experience.
  • Programming Languages: Ruby on Rails, JavaScript/React
  • API Integration: Skills in integrating third-party APIs, with a focus on authentication.
  • Database Management: Understanding of database technologies (SQL, Postgres and MySQL) and ability to manage, query, and maintain databases.
  • Experience with CIAM, SSO, SAML, MFA, Federation concepts.
  • Version Control: Familiarity with version control systems like Git.
  • Enthusiasm – We want teammates who are ready to build, and improve the way we buildDesire to work on complex backend systems

Nice to have

  • Security Fundamentals: Knowledge of security best practices, particularly in handling sensitive financial data and transactions.
  • Understanding of Payment Processing: Basic understanding of how payment processing works, including knowledge of subscriptions, recurring payments, and payment gateways.

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 $122,500 [minimum salary in our lowest geographic market within California] to $198,000 [maximum salary in our highest geographic market within California].

In the United States, outside of California, the reasonably expected salary range is between $101,000 [minimum salary in our lowest US geographic market outside of California] to $188,000 [maximum salary in our highest US geographic market outside of California].

In Canada, the reasonably expected salary range is between $120,000 CAD[minimum salary in our lowest geographic market] to $177,750 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

Want to learn more about life at Scribd?


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Scribd is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, and believe that a diversity of perspectives and experiences create a foundation for the best ideas. Come join us in building something meaningful.


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