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Full-stack Engineer  


Join our nimble team of highly skilled engineers, focused on building next-generation writing and citation software! As a full-stack engineer, you will have the opportunity to work autonomously and make an impact on millions of users, shaping a range of cutting-edge products. 🚀

Full-time · Amsterdam

Your mission

Join us at Scribbr, where we are committed to continued growth, scaling our business in continuous support of our company mission—successfully guiding more students on their journey to become better academic writers!

Scribbr is part of Learneo, an international high-growth platform of innovative businesses including Course Hero, Quillbot, LanguageTool, and other companies in the EdTech space. We’re all united around a shared mission of supercharging productivity and learning for everyone. Scribbr is a Dutch company, backed by strong partners in Silicon Valley, which holds unique opportunities for your growth and professional development. 

As one of our talented engineers, you’ll play a vital role in developing and maintaining fast and user-friendly writing and citation software. You’ll be at the forefront of building a set of products that transform the writing experience. We have a strong focus on building user-centric products, backed by metrics. Part of this set of products is our current flagship product—the Citation Generator; a highly scalable web application which attracts over 2.5 million users each month and handles a staggering number of requests per second. We’re constantly driving innovation by launching features like a browser extension (100k+ installs), AI components, and the Autocite API (20 requests per second). But this is only a part of the suite of products you’ll be building together with the team! 

Expect an agile environment where we prioritize type-safe writing and lean towards functional programming. You'll collaborate with a passionate team of senior full-stack engineers who share your excitement for these technologies and delivering practical solutions. Get ready to collaborate with other teams and our sister companies, Quillbot and LanguageTool, as together we bring innovative solutions to millions of students across the globe!

As our senior full-stack engineer, you'll have the opportunity to: 

  • Continue to leverage AI in our products
  • Make a substantial impact on our business by shaping the next generation of cutting-edge software in the writing space, together with our partners at QuillBot and LanguageTool.
  • Write clean and functional code on the front- and back-end, collaborating closely with other developers to ensure system consistency and to create a good user experience.
  • Lead and participate in technical discussions and shape the future of our range of writing products. Drive innovation and continuous improvement as you stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and industry trends.
  • Mentor and coach other engineers, helping them grow and develop their skills.
  • Collaborate with a strong team of experienced engineers within Scribbr and with a lot of highly skilled engineers at our partner QuillBot. 

Tech stack: Node.js (primary), Python (AI), TypeScript, esbuild, PostgreSQL, Express, BullMQ, Redis, React, SSR, CSS/ Tailwind, Radix, AWS, Terraform, event sourcing, server-sent events.

What are we looking for?

  • Experience in full-stack development, building widely used interactive applications. Preferably B2C—or B2B apps with high-quality UX.
  • You possess strong expertise in frontend development, and you are not hesitant to engage in backend development as well. Most importantly, TypeScript, React, CSS (Tailwind) and Accessibility. Experience with Python, SSR, Redis, Terraform, message queues are a plus.

  • You have a love for product development and taking a user-centric approach, identifying opportunities for innovation and differentiation.

  • A strong understanding of scalable and secure systems and experience with testing and debugging.

  • You can oversee and drive projects forward, pushing to production under minimal supervision.

  • Excellent communication skills to articulate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • The ability to analyze complex problems, determine root causes, and implement effective solutions.
  • You’re curious about new technologies and have the ability to continuously learn and adapt to new technologies and implement them in your work.

You can work from our HQ in Amsterdam, where you will have the flexibility to work from home as well. The team gets together for a team day to foster in-person collaboration at our HQ once a week, so you need to be located in the Netherlands. 

What we offer you

💵 €74k - €90k a year (including holiday allowance)

📚 A yearly personal development budget of €500 for fixed contracts

💰 Annual company-wide bonus plan

🌴 A minimum of 33 days paid time off (including public holidays and a day off on your birthday)

⏱ Flexible working hours

🌎 A hybrid and remote-friendly culture

👶 Parenthood: minimum of 6 weeks fully paid partner leave & 16 weeks fully paid maternity leave

🥂 Weekly team gatherings and monthly (hybrid) team events

💻 The flexibility to work from home, including a monthly working from home allowance

🔃 Swap public holidays. If you don't celebrate Christmas, swap this day for a different holiday!

💯The chance to be part of a leading and trusted EdTech company

📈 A growing, diverse, and international team of 18+ different nationalities

💖 Free consultations at OpenUp

🚍 Travel allowance: NS business card or kilometre allowance of €0.21/km

🏋️‍♀️ Discount and extra credits on a ClassPass monthly subscription

🤑 Employee referral program

👉 You'll take part in our company pension plan in NL

Meet your team


Senior Full-stack engineer

"The best thing about my job is the team I work with. We always strive to create the best product and use less common systems to improve its performance. Our work environment is casual but professional. We are continuously adding new features, so there are plenty of chances to learn and grow. Recently, I worked on an AI component, which was new to me, and I'm excited to learn more about it!"


Senior Full-stack engineer

"I really enjoy the technical challenges. Our product has a lot of traffic, so keeping it stable and performing requires effort. The small team has a relaxed atmosphere, we discuss and review things together. I got to share my experience in Event Sourcing with the team, and I've learned a lot from being in this technical leading position."


Full-stack engineer

"Our team prioritizes creating the best product and writing clean, and efficient code. We've made significant improvements to the Autocite API and our infrastructure is fascinating, you can learn a lot from it. Communication within the team is excellent, with daily discussions about our progress. There are great opportunities for growth and development."


Senior Product Manager

"In our team, everything we write is type-safe with TypeScript, and we prefer functional programming. You'll be working with a talented and passionate team of engineers who are excited about using unique technologies to deliver practical solutions."

Who are we?

Scribbr was founded as a Proofreading & Editing company in 2012, by two ambitious students. They realized that guidance in academic writing was hard to come by, so they made it their mission to guide students on their journey to become better academic writers. That mission is just as strong today because we firmly believe that all students deserve guidance as they learn how to communicate effectively and put their ideas on paper.

Fast-forward to today, we’re thrilled to be part of Learneo – a global platform of businesses with a shared vision. Our strong partnership with QuillBot and LanguageTool allows us to offer innovative AI-powered tools that help students put their ideas to paper, all in service of our mission. 

We’re proud to be a trusted brand in EdTech. We offer tools like the Plagiarism Checker, Citation Generator, Grammar Checker, Paraphrasing tool, and a public Knowledge Base, used by millions of students and educators every year. Plus, our network of 700 editors provides students with additional coaching to strengthen their writing skills. 

Today, Scribbr consists of 80+ team members of more than 18 nationalities. We offer an open environment with plenty of room to grow, pursue good ideas and reach your full potential. Will you join us on our mission to guide students on their journey to become better academic writers?

Do you want to join our team as our new senior Full-stack engineer? Then we’d love to hear about you!