Software Engineer - Product

Quora, Mountain View, CA

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

Imagine ways to make sharing and growing the world's knowledge easier, and being able to transform these ideas into reality. As a product engineer, you will be an advocate for the Quora community and responsible for creating and polishing features to keep people fully engaged with the product. At the same time, you should feel comfortable using data to inform product decisions that would maximize impact.

Quora truly takes our mission to heart: we grow and share the world's knowledge within the product and within the company. We have a strong culture of learning from our community qualitatively and quantitatively. Our product engineers use their deep technical knowledge and cutting-edge technologies to build the product. We also have a strong sense of product and empathize with the community. Balancing these skills lets us have a large impact on the product and on the world.


  • Work on a product team focused on a major user-facing area of Quora.
  • Identify high impact features that achieve goals, and be able to explain rationale for your decisions.
  • Design and implement product and platform features at massive scale with data-driven iteration.
  • Drive projects from ideation to production using the full technology stack.
  • Work with designers, fellow engineers and data scientists to prototype and implement functionality and analyze impact.
  • Work quickly and effectively on multiple projects, prioritizing effectively to ship new features and scale up existing ones.


  • Minimum of 2 years of professional product development experience.
  • Experience with product development at major web and mobile companies.
  • Knowledge of Python and JavaScript, with proficiency in Python, Java, or C++ as a minimum requirement.
  • Passion for experimentation and new ideas.
  • Love of both the Quora product and community.
  • Interest in using data and user research to inform product decisions. Experience with effective A/B testing is a plus.
  • Ability to think holistically about a complex, social product, and map big picture metrics to a realistic actionable plan.
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.