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Manager, Software Engineering

Full Time

Verba, the institutionally-focused brand of VitalSource, tackles textbook affordability through radical transparency. Our products have been transforming the college textbook industry for years, and we’re about to make the biggest changes yet. Verba works with more than 350 colleges and universities of all sizes to reach over 3.1 million students each term with software for students, professors, and bookstores. Verba joined forces with VitalSource, the world’s leading content platform, in March of 2017 to further power campus stores and the institutions they serve. Our success means we need to grow and we’re looking for an engineering manager to help lead one of our San Francisco-based engineering teams.

Verba engineers work collaboratively with product managers, other engineering teams and support staff to build integrated software solutions. We are hardworking, autodidactic and quality- and product-focused. We work in an exposed-brick office two blocks west of Union Square in San Francisco. We currently use Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, ES6, TypeScript, React, GraphQL, MySQL, and GCP, and we’re always open to using the best tech.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field, or year for year experience
  • 3 years of supervisory/lead experience
  • 5 years of experience in software engineering

Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge of Ruby on Rails, ES6, React and Redux
  • History of projects that meet or exceed WCAG 2.0 AA
  • Project leadership in an agile environment
  • Working knowledge of Docker, GCP and Kubernetes
  • Experience with aligning/seeding quality engineering practices in dev

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversees and contributes to the design, development, and maintenance of software
  • Collaborates with product managers to deliver the best customer experience
  • Facilitates cross-product development with internal teams and external partners
  • Directs staffing, training, and performance evaluations to manage and develop direct reports
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws

Perks and Benefits

  • Commuter reimbursement benefits
  • Benefits beginning the first day of employment for Medical/Prescription Drug plans, HSA, Vision, Dental and Health Care FSA.
  • Starting 15 vacation days, 3 personal days, and 12 sick days.
  • 401K match, Life and AD&D, Employee Assistant programs, Group Legal, and more!
  • Wellness program with access to local fitness centers

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to: jobs@verbasoftware.com or apply online.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Verba/VitalSource Technologies LLC, part of Ingram Content Group LLC, is improving the learning experience by making it easier to create and deliver effective and affordable content. The preferred choice among educational institutions and companies for digital learning materials, VitalSource® helps over 1,000 educational content providers create and deliver seamless interactive learning experiences through its exclusive Bookshelf® platform to millions of learners at 7,000 institutions. Bookshelf users opened more than 20 million digital textbooks last year and read more than 3.4 billion pages. For more information about VitalSource, visit get.vitalsource.com

Ingram Content Group LLC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, work related mental or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.

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Sr. Software Engineer

Full Time

Verba, the institutionally-focused brand of VitalSource, tackles textbook affordability through radical transparency. Our products have been transforming the college textbook industry for years, and we’re about to make the biggest changes yet. Verba works with more than 350 colleges and universities of all sizes to reach over 3.1 million students each term with software for students, professors, and bookstores. Verba joined forces with VitalSource, the world’s leading content platform, in March of 2017 to further power campus stores and the institutions they serve. Our success means we need to grow and we’re looking for an engineering manager to help lead one of our San Francisco-based engineering teams.

Verba engineers work collaboratively with product managers, other engineering teams and support staff to build integrated software solutions. We are hardworking, autodidactic and quality- and product-focused. We work in an exposed-brick office two blocks west of Union Square in San Francisco. We currently use Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, ES6, TypeScript, React, GraphQL, MySQL, and GCP, and we’re always open to using the best tech.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree OR directly related year for year experience
  • 6 years software development experience
  • 2-3 years of Rails experience
  • 2 years working knowledge of SQL, HTML5

Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge of Ruby on Rails, ES6, React and Redux
  • Experience with pair programming
  • Experience with TDD or BDD

Key Responsibilities

  • Expand existing software
  • Develop new software products from the ground up, staying true to our company’s core values and needs while lending your own creativity to the mix.
  • Focus on creating fault-tolerant programming.
  • Create scalable, automated solutions.
  • Work directly with support to solve customer problems.
  • Write tests for existing and new code.
  • Directing software development projects.
  • Translate business requirements and objectives into technical applications and solutions.
  • Supports and develops software engineers by providing advice, coaching and educational opportunities.

Perks and Benefits

  • Commuter reimbursement benefits
  • Benefits beginning the first day of employment for Medical/Prescription Drug plans, HSA, Vision, Dental and Health Care FSA.
  • Starting 15 vacation days, 3 personal days, and 12 sick days.
  • 401K match, Life and AD&D, Employee Assistant programs, Group Legal, and more!
  • Wellness program with access to local fitness centers

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to: jobs@verbasoftware.com or apply online.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Verba/VitalSource Technologies LLC, part of Ingram Content Group LLC, is improving the learning experience by making it easier to create and deliver effective and affordable content. The preferred choice among educational institutions and companies for digital learning materials, VitalSource® helps over 1,000 educational content providers create and deliver seamless interactive learning experiences through its exclusive Bookshelf® platform to millions of learners at 7,000 institutions. Bookshelf users opened more than 20 million digital textbooks last year and read more than 3.4 billion pages. For more information about VitalSource, visit get.vitalsource.com

Ingram Content Group LLC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, work related mental or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled
We participate in EVerify.
EEO Poster in English
EEO Poster in Spanish

Get In Touch

Main / Support

(415) 738 - 2374
support@verbasoftware.com

Sales

(415) 738 - 7307
sales@verbasoftware.com

Address

701 Sutter Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94109