Full Stack Engineer

Quora, Mountain View, CA

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

Quora is the best source of human knowledge for everything — from health and entertainment to parenting, technology, and even rocket science. Hundreds of millions of people already use Quora and we want every single person in the world to be on Quora.

Building such a universal product is extremely challenging on at least two fronts:

1. Designing a product that transcends the boundary of cultures and provides a good experience to everyone
2. Building backend systems that work well at such a massive scale

As a full stack engineer at Quora, you will be tackling both of these challenges every day in a fast-paced environment. You will be working end-to-end on various product features - from deciding what features to add, to rapid prototyping, experimentation and all the way to scaling and maintaining them. 


  • Identify high impact product features to achieve the product goals and improve the experience of our users.
  • Architect, design, and implement user-facing features end-to-end at a massive scale with data-driven iteration.
  • Work with designers, fellow engineers and data scientists to prototype and implement product features.


  • Minimum of 1 year of full-stack engineering experience in the industry.
  • Strong understanding of at least one popular server side MVC Framework (e.g Django, Rails, AngularJS etc).
  • Ability to empathize with our users and champion for their experience.
  • Strong inter-personal communication skills.
  • Ability to look at the big picture and think holistically about a complex, network product like Quora.
  • Ability to use data and user research to inform product decisions. Experience with A/B testing is a plus.
  • Knowledge of backend storage systems like MySQL, HBase, Memcached, Redis, Kafka etc.
  • Experience with Python, SQL and Javascript is a plus.

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.