Software Engineer - Internationalization

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. Growing Quora internationally is a big part of this mission — most of the world's population does not know English, so expanding into other languages is critical to enable more people to be able to share knowledge with each other.

As an early member of the Internationalization (i18n) engineering team, you will work closely with the rest of Quora's engineering team, other dev functions, marketing, operations, and user research to launch and grow Quora internationally. You will also be responsible for scaling up our localization processes to deliver timely and high quality translations within our unique development team, where product designers code and developers deploy new code to production over a hundred times per day.

The ideal candidate will have a strong engineering background as well as industry experience in building and scaling localization processes. Individuals in this role should be comfortable advocating for good i18n practices and partnering with different teams to make various products and technical systems work well for i18n.


  • Improve and scale Quora's products and processes to work across many languages, using your expertise
  • Design and build tools to help the development and localization team internationalize Quora effectively, including improving our homegrown interface translation API
  • Advocate for i18n best practices across the development team
  • Work with engineers on different teams to make various products / technical systems work for i18n


  • Experience working in internationalization / localization of web products
  • Experience in bi-directional language localization preferred
  • Good cross-functional and cross-team communication
  • Enjoy working across the full technology stack
  • 2+ years of industry experience preferred
  • Passion for learning and always improving yourself and the team around you
  • Knowledge of Python and JavaScript a plus
  • Love of the Quora product, excited about bringing Quora to new languages
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 https://www.quora.com/