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Senior Full-stack Engineer 

Join us as we build the ultimate citing suite! As a full-stack engineer on our team, you'll have the chance to work on a real product used by millions of students each month, and be part of a team fully responsible for this product.

Full-time · Amsterdam

Your mission

At Scribbr, 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!

Join the team that’s fully responsible for our most used product—the Citation Generator. As a vital member of this team, you will be involved in the entire product development lifecycle, including the design, development, deployment, and maintenance of new and existing features. With your passion and knowledge for making a great citation suite, you'll give students the tools they need to properly cite their sources, which will pave the way for their academic success. Working with other teams within the company and our partner Quillbot, you'll bring innovative solutions to millions of students across the globe. 

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

  • Make a direct impact on the stability and user experience of the Citation Generator.
  • 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 technical discussions and shape the future of the Citation Generator as you review code, troubleshoot issues, and participate in weekly technical discussions with your team.
  • 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.

  • Contribute to the company's goal of being the go-to citation generator for students everywhere.

  • 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, TypeScript, PostgreSQL, Express, BullMQ, React, SSR, SWR, CSS/Tailwind, Radix, AWS, Terraform, event sourcing, server-sent events, workers and task queues.

What are we looking for?

  • 5+ years of experience in full-stack development, building widely-used interactive applications. Preferably B2C—or B2B apps with high-quality UX.
  • You're equally proficient in both front-end and back-end Javascript language. Most importantly: Node.js, TypeScript, React and Server Side Rendering. Experience with Redis, Terraform, Tailwind, message queues are a plus.

  • A strong understanding of scalable and secure systems.

  • Experience with testing and debugging.

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

  • You can work with others to gain cooperation and deliver a successful product. You have the ability to have productive working relationships with people from other teams.

  • 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 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

💵 €60k - €82k 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, you can work from anywhere

👶 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

Who are we?

Founded in 2012 by two ambitious students, Scribbr started as a Proofreading & Editing company with only one editor. The company is built around the belief that all students deserve guidance as they learn how to communicate effectively and put their ideas on paper.

Today, our team of more than 700 editors, citation and layout experts worldwide guides students on their journey to become better academic writers, through a combination of personal coaching, innovative tools, and inspiration. 

We’re proud to be a trusted brand in EdTech by offering electronic tools like the Plagiarism Checker, Citation Generator, Citation Checker and a public Knowledge Base, which is used by millions of students and educators every year.

Will you join us on our mission to guide students on their journey to become better academic writers? 

Meet your team


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