Software Engineer - New Grad 2018

Quora, Mountain View, CA

Q&A platform that empowers people to share and grow the world’s knowledge

Quora's mission is to share and grow the world's knowledge. We're building a platform that allows anyone to get the best answer to any question. As a team, we are dedicated to holding high standards, developing a strong and passionate culture, and emphasizing impact.

Our small engineering team works on challenging problems every day. 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.

Here are some of the areas our engineering team works on:

  • Product Systems: build out and scale user-facing product features to drive engagement and help the product grow.
  • Platform: create the building blocks of Quora—the tools, abstractions, frameworks, and infrastructure systems to support all development at Quora and power our product on all platforms — web, mobile web, iOS, and Android.
  • Infrastructure: design and build fast, cost-efficient, self-healing and scalable architectures to serve our ever-growing global traffic and storage needs.
  • Machine Learning: build systems and processes that apply ML technologies, including ranking, content quality, text understanding, search, ads targeting and CTR prediction, etc. 

Things we look for:

  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Computer Science or an equivalent field
  • Knowledge of Python, Javascript, or C++, or the ability to learn them quickly
  • Experience with web applications, databases, distributed systems, or machine learning a plus
  • A passion for learning and always improving yourself and the team around you
  • 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.

About Quora

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. 

Want to learn more about Quora? Visit Quora's website.