Lead Engineer / Senior Software Engineer

Chegg

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 22:18:09 GMT

Description

Lead Engineer – Writing Tools
Writing Services Team | Berlin, Germany
Your goal – to improve the education process and better the lives of students -- through engineering.
Organization: Engineering
Engineering teams are central to Chegg – they comprise both the client-facing interface and the backbone of our products, building everything we offer; running, tracking and making ship happen! Engineering is composed of teams with accomplished individual contributors, influencers, visionaries, and teachers. The various teams define technology strategy at Chegg, providing critical elements of the support that enables us to serve our students with reliable, high performance and disruptive software.

Team: Writing Services

The goal of the Writing Services Team is to provide students with effective writing solutions to better their academic careers. Currently composed of 4 of the largest student citation services in the world - EasyBib.com, citationmachine.net, bibme.org, and citethisforme.com, the team reaches students from all over the world. The sites each have millions of unique visitors a year (almost 30 million combined), and has the potential to make a broad impact on students’ lives throughout the world.

Citations play a critical role in students’ writing process, also proven by the thousands of institutions who have registered to use EasyBib. As a requirement of any academic writing, citations also service the needs of creators of content, by offering credit where credit is due.
We develop multiple products in parallel, in small dedicated teams. We are proud to work on high-quality code using modern development methods and technologies. Continuous integration and delivery, automated tests and quick development turnarounds are cornerstones of our development agenda.
Role: Lead Senior Engineer – Writing Tools

As we grow rapidly, we are looking for a Lead Engineer to help us to lead our engineering teams.
Our engineers are smart, lean and flexible. They love solving difficult challenges. They look to their hands on technical Lead Engineers for organizational transparency, mentorship, and fast feedback. In this role, you'll lead 5-7 engineers in multiple teams and distributed on several continents. You'll work closely with your team, product managers, designers, QA engineers and other engineering teams to bring the citation platforms and their infrastructure to life. You’ll keep the teams efficient and executing on the right goals.
The Lead Engineer will report to the Manager of Engineering for Writing Tools in Berlin.

What You’ll Do:
Lead and coach team leads and their teams of talented engineers who like to ship code every day and tackle hard engineering problems
Ensure your team delivers extraordinary output, and continuously seeks ways to make an outsized impact
Be hands-on and willing to roll up your sleeves to support the team as needed
Collaborate across distributed offices
Foster a healthy and collaborative culture that embodies Chegg’s values
Set direction for the team, anticipate strategic and scaling-related challenges via thoughtful long-term planning
Help craft technical and product strategy

Requirements:
Several years hands-on experience with an engineering team
Demonstrated success collaborating with remote teams across diverse geographies
Experience as an engineer developing web services with full stack exposure
Highly skilled at developing and debugging in PHP or Ruby
Self-motivated; independent, organized and proactive
Strong communication skills

Preferred:
Ability to motivate and instill a strong sense of ownership in your team
Experience working in an agile and iterative development team
Experience with ad technology, growth hacking or through a/b testing
Track record of building for the future and thinking ahead

About Chegg:
As the leading student-first connected learning platform, Chegg's Student Hub makes higher education more affordable and more accessible, all while improving student outcomes. Chegg is a publicly-held company based in Santa Clara, California and trades on the NYSE under the symbol CHGG and has 900+ employees with offices in Santa Clara, San Francisco, Portland, New York, Provo, Atlanta, Israel, Berlin, and Ukraine. Chegg Student Hub Services Include: Chegg Study, Chegg Tutoring, Careers Search, Internship Admissions, and College Admissions.
Life at Chegg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYHnkwiD7Oo
Chegg for Good: http://blog.chegg.com/category/chegg-for-good/
Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2015: http://bit.ly/2c2aVEu
Chegg UX Design Page: http://www.cheggux.com/
For more information, visit www.chegg.com
Chegg is an equal opportunity employer

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