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Senior Application Engineer

🇺🇸 Remote - US

🕑 Full-Time

💰 $97,850 - $242,294

💻 Software Engineering

🗓️ January 18th, 2023

React NextJS
Job Description
Senior Application Engineer
Location: Remote, anywhere in the United States

As Chegg Skills engineers, our software empowers students to move from “learning” to “earning”. We build the apps and systems that help students make life-changing career changes into high-growth job opportunities. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide accessible education to motivated career switchers. Together we build the tech that helps them reach mastery and success.

In this role, you will play a leading role in a fully remote team of diverse, motivated engineers that is changing what education looks like. We serve an audience of thousands of students and educators every year. Your contributions will shape the way these students learn, helping them succeed in life.

Chegg Skills is a new and growing division of Chegg focusing on post-collegiate demographics. We are growing the engineering team to help support our continued business expansion as more students take the next step in their careers with Chegg. Join us and help scale engineering to power our next phase of growth!

We expect that most qualified candidates will have at least 6 years of professional software development experience building user-facing web applications, and be highly proficient working in React and Next.js.

Within 1 month, you will:
  • Work with an onboarding buddy to push commits in your first week.
  • Start familiarizing yourself with our React and Next.js codebases, and begin contributing.
  • Use code reviews and pairing with peers to raise code quality.
  • Deploy changes confidently with solid test coverage through our robust CI/CD pipeline.
  • Participate in sprint planning and retrospective meetings.
  • Identify pain points in the team’s process and codebases with fresh eyes, and share ideas from past experiences.

Within 3 months, you will:
  • Collaborate with developers, product managers, designers, and stakeholders to identify product opportunities.
  • Demonstrate expertise in using React and Next.js to quickly iterate toward product goals.
  • Employ industry best practices in your work, and share those practices with your peers.
  • Work across our multiple applications to create user experiences that support our students’ learning.
  • Standardize our application data access by utilizing our new microservice platform SDKs.
  • Improve observability across the system through standardized logging, metrics, and dashboards.
  • Maximize your impact in an environment that strives for high focus and infrequent engineering interruptions.
  • Invest in a culture of accountability by holding yourself and your peers to high standards.
  • Receive regular performance feedback from your manager and peers.

Within 6 months, you will:
  • Influence the roadmap and product development of Chegg Skills systems.
  • Expand your knowledge and influence by rotating across project pods and working in new codebases and product areas.
  • Lead research and architecture initiatives to support Chegg Skills’ rapid growth.
  • Hone your skills with accessibility training and make accessibility part of your “definition of done”.
  • Standardize and document operating procedures.
  • Develop a career growth plan and goals with your manager.

The pay range for this position is $97,850 to $242,294. The actual pay will vary based on geographic location, job requirements, professional experience, and other factors. 

In addition, Chegg offers a comprehensive benefits plan for eligible employees, including medical, dental, vision, life and supplemental life insurance, short-and long-term disability, mental health support, parental leave, paid time off, volunteer time off, paid holidays, 401(k) with matching contributions, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (H.S.A.) options, an Employee Stock Purchase Plan, an Employee Referral Program, Tuition Reimbursement, and other benefits found at: #LI-Remote

Why do we exist?
Students are working harder than ever before to stabilize their future. Our recent research study called State of the Student shows that nearly 3 out of 4 students are working to support themselves through college and 1 in 3 students feel pressure to spend more than they can afford. We founded our business on provided affordable textbook rental options to address these issues. Since then, we’ve expanded our offerings to supplement many facets of higher educational learning through Chegg Study, Chegg Math, Chegg Writing, Chegg Internships, Thinkful Online Learning, and more to support students beyond their college experience. These offerings lower financial concerns for students by modernizing their learning experience. We exist so students everywhere have a smarter, faster, more affordable way to student.

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United States Remote: This is a remote position which may be performed anywhere in the United States. 
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