Senior Software Engineer - Monetization Products (Remote)
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: November 22, 2021
[As of June 2020, Quora has become a "remote-first" company .
This position can be performed remotely from anywhere in the world,
regardless of any location that might be specified above.]
The vast majority of human knowledge is still not on the internet.
Most of it is trapped in the form of experience in people's heads,
or buried in books and papers that only experts can access. More
than a billion people use the internet, yet only a tiny fraction
contribute their knowledge to it. We want to democratize access to
knowledge of all kinds - from politics to painting, cooking to
coding, etymology to experiences - so if someone out there knows
something, anyone else can learn it. Our mission is to share and
grow the world's knowledge, and we're building a world-class team
to help us achieve this mission.
About the Team:
Our engineering team works on challenging problems to achieve our
mission at scale. We have a culture that's rooted in constantly
learning and improving, and our engineers are encouraged to think
big and experiment with new ideas. We iterate quickly by using
continuous deployment, which means that every commit goes live on
our production servers within minutes, no matter what time it is.
Our engineers focus on creating polished products and writing high
quality code by designing APIs and abstractions that are extensible
and maintainable. Everyone on the engineering team has a huge
impact on our product and our company.
About the Role:
To fully achieve our mission to share and grow the world's
knowledge, we need to make sure that the knowledge on Quora will
improve and last forever. Revenue from our monetization efforts
plays a critical role in empowering us to do that. Since we first
launched our advertising platform, we've already grown to support
thousands of advertisers who are reaching over 300 million monthly
unique visitors on Quora. We have continued to build new products
from the ground up and tackle exciting challenges at scale around
audience targeting, low-latency real-time ad delivery, and a suite
of advertiser tools to create and optimize campaigns, to name just
a few. We're also expanding our monetization efforts beyond ads,
including features to support creators on Quora.
As an engineer on the Monetization team, you'll work on efforts
focused on generating revenue for the success of the company and
mission to share and grow world's knowledge. As a member of a
highly cross-functional development team, you'll build
data-intensive applications, systems and new products that will
unlock future monetization opportunities for Quora. This also
includes defining, and shaping the experience of users, advertisers
and businesses on Quora.
- Drive projects from ideation to production using the full
- Work on a product team focused on monetization efforts at
- Architect, design, and implement features for our
mission-critical online revenue platforms at massive scale with
- Identify high impact features that achieve engineering and
revenue goals, and be able to explain rationale for your
- Work with Product Managers, Product Designers, Data Scientists,
and fellow Engineers to implement new features and analyze their
- Work quickly and effectively on multiple projects, prioritizing
effectively to ship new features and scale up existing ones.
- Ability to be available for meetings and impromptu
communication during Quora's "coordination hours" (Mon-Fri: 9am-3pm
Pacific Time). Learn why here
- 3+ years of professional software engineering experience
building consumer or enterprise web products
- 2+ years of professional experience using online storage
systems such as MySQL or MyRocks
- Excellent coding skills with proficiency in Python, Java or
similar programming language
- Ability to think holistically about a complex, social product,
and map big picture metrics to a realistic, actionable plan
- 2+ years of professional software engineering experience for
online advertising or related areas in monetization, subscriptions
- 2+ years experience with React and GraphQL
- 1+ years of experience building with open-source data
infrastructure technologies, such as Kafka, Airflow, and Spark
- Passion for experimentation and new ideas
- Love of the Quora product
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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