Staff Software Engineer

Chegg (New Delhi, DL, India) 7 days ago

Your Goal – To technically architect highly scalable and customizable content engineering platform  and other expert engagement initiatives at Chegg which empower all of Chegg Engineering to move faster and deliver better for an awesome expert experience. 

About the Engineering Team:

Chegg's Engineering Team is a group of passionate engineers who, in close collaboration with data scientists, product managers, designers, and UX researchers, build the future of the digital online education industry. We build our products to scale and to last, we don’t take shortcuts (hello unit-tests and documentation), and we take pride in delivering high quality solutions on time. We are cloud native.

The Role:

We are looking for an experienced backend software engineer, who is able to lead the complete SDLC for projects, right from conception till the finished product, is able to deliver high-quality technical architecture, technical designs and code in fast-paced agile scrum environment and is capable of communicating / working closely with all other teams at Chegg.

A staff engineer at Chegg is expected to drive global tech initiatives, cross team projects, solve complex architectural problems in the team, handling / owning its deliverables and communicating both upwards and downwards. Hence, bringing in Chegg wide impact.

The ideal candidate likes to think outside the box, bring in innovative ideas, is interested in constantly improving themselves and their team by education and feedback, and wants to give some of their work to an open source community. They love tackling new problems, deploying frequently, thinking on their feet. 

This role will require the person to technically architect highly scalable and customizable content engineering platform  and other expert engagement initiatives at Chegg which empower all of Chegg Engineering to move faster and deliver better for an awesome expert experience

Responsibilities:

  • Engineering and architectural ownership of complex product/services.
  • Build and ship reliable software practicing robust software design and in-depth code reviews.
  • Code, build efficient, clean and reusable features / libraries / components which can be shared with all of Chegg engineering, hence contribute to inner source.
  • Architect, Design and implement components of Content Platform system to be used by various Experts / SME’s.
  • Role model for engineering excellence to deliver software, that includes design and coding standards, test first strategy, CI/CD, resiliency, scalability, reliability and maintainability.
  • Analyse and optimize web server code for security, efficiency and performance.
  • Be a voice in ensuring the team stays true to the technical vision.
  • Should act as the face of Chegg Engineering to external world. They should passionately talk about Chegg engineering best practices, technical challenges, architecture etc.
  • Being a technical mentor to the team, keeping up to date with latest tech and grooming the next generation of engineers.
  • Participate in global architecture reviews and influence outcomes.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelors in Computer Science or equivalent training or work experience.
  • The overall experience of 12+ years into designing (HLD, LLD), developing & building architecture for server-side applications.
  • Expertise with server-side programming languages like Node,
  • Good exposure to Spring Boot, Rest / GraphQL based services, APIs and Microservices architecture.
  • Good Experience with AWS cloud service platform and cloud native architectures.
  • Should possess good soft skills as an important attribute to be influential and be able to leave an impact.
  • Good analytical, problem solving skills and critical thinking.

Chegg puts students first…Everything we build in this company is student-focused, making us the leading student-first connected learning platform. Chegg strives to improve the overall return on investment in education by helping students learn more in less time and at a lower cost. This is achieved by providing students a multitude of educational tools from affordable textbook rentals to Chegg Study which supplements their learning through 24/7 tutor access, step-by-step help with questions, and more.  Chegg is a publicly-held company based in Santa Clara, California and trades on the NYSE under the symbol CHGG.

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