At Quora, we believe that fostering a culture with strong engineering values and goals is the key to building a great company and product. Our Product Systems engineering organization works with other functions at the company to plan, prioritize, and execute scalable, reliable user-facing products that delight and grow our user and content-base.
We expect our Product Systems leaders and engineers to be involved in product decisions and understand technological and product tradeoffs. At our scale, a solid technical foundation and an understanding of scalable and distributed systems are a must. Strong people skills are crucial to grow and develop the team, as well as an ability to work closely with other functions (like Product Management, Design, and Data Science). Finally, we value an interest and desire to use product intuition (grounded in large amounts of data) to contribute to product decisions.
Lead engineers who work on our Product
Mentor and guide the professional and technical development of team members
Contribute to the team's product and technical roadmaps
Partner with other functions (like Product Managers, Designers, and Data Scientists) to collaborate on projects across the company
Work with the engineering management team to develop new initiatives and improve existing processes across the entire engineering team
Work closely with Recruiting to expand the team, including sourcing candidates, interviewing candidates, participating in conferences/events and on-boarding new employees
Direct management experience in a consumer internet or technology company
Previous experience with hiring and performance management
Experience architecting, building, and maintaining end-to-end product systems
Understanding of distributed systems and scalability
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.
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.