We're seeking a focused Senior Software Engineer. We're passionate about building great products and are inspired to unlock the power of language through technology. We're creating a high-performance, collaborative culture here in Oakland, California. We're searching for a driven individual who shares this mentality to join our team.

 In our office, we promote:

  • Autonomy to innovate, identify new opportunities and take on responsibilities
  • Diversity of experience, background, interest and talent at every position
  • Development through mentorship and a specialized education allowance
  • Ownership of products, processes and the methods of production
  • Truth through honesty, transparency and accountability


  • Implement platform technology, APIs, automation tooling and modern adtech
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with Product, Analytics, Ad Technology and Data Science
  • Come up with ways we can improve site reliability, RPS, monitoring and alerting
  • Have a seat at the table in critical decisions about software direction
  • Deliver quality products every week, every sprint, every quarter


  • Deep experience with JavaScript, AWS, Git, npm and *nix
  • Understanding of relational and non-relational databases and their patterns
  • Prioritization of performant, reusable, scalable, high-quality code
  • Fundamental appreciation for unit, behavioral and automated testing
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills for all audiences
  • Experience working as a part of an Agile team where velocity matters
  • Experience as a measured, supportive, committed code reviewer
  • Experience with continuous integration workflows

 What’ll Make You Special

  • Experience with Docker, Fastly VCLs, GitLab and GCP
  • Experience with MySQL/Aurora, MongoDB and GraphQL (Cypher)
  • Experience with NodeJS, Express, Fastly, React, Redux and Selenium/WebdriverIO
  • Experience with programmatic header bidding (Pubmatic, DFP/GAM, A9)
  • Experience with large-scale, highly available digital products
  • Passion for self-education and a love of learning words

Who We Are

Dictionary.com is the world's leading digital English dictionary and thesaurus. With over 5 Billion annual lookups, Dictionary.com helps more than 70 million monthly people use the English language with confidence. We are hard at work reinventing the dictionary as a platform, and are looking for great people to join us on the journey.


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