Staff Software Engineer – Javascript Full Stack @ Chegg - New York, NY

Job Overview

15 days ago

Staff Software Engineer – Javascript Full Stack

Chegg - New York, NY

Job Description

Staff Software EngineerJavascript Full Stack

Discover and Engagement Group | New York, NY, Santa Clara, CA, San Francisco, CA, or Remote

Your goal – to improve the education process and better the lives of students - through engineering.

As an engineer on the Discovery and Engagement team, you will join an accomplished team-building software to help students find personalized educational content at the time they need it. Our stack is React and GraphQL on the front-end, NodeJS / Java on the back-end.

Organization: Discovery and Engagement

The goal of the Discovery and Engagement group is to provide students with the highest quality personalized online learning experience, that exposes them to all of the different tools and services Chegg has to offer. The organization is working on high-impact, cross-functional projects and gets to make use of the latest modern technologies (GraphQL, NextJS) to make it happen.


We are proud to work on high-quality code using modern development methods and technologies. Continuous integration and delivery, automated tests, and quick development turnarounds are cornerstones of our development agenda.

The ideal candidate likes to think outside the box, is interested in constantly improving themselves and their team by education and feedback, and wants to give back some of their work to an open-source community. They love tackling new problems, deploying frequently, thinking on their feet, and coming up with new ideas. In this role, you will serve as a mentor to other engineers and are expected to drive architecture discussions for our systems. It is about a 70% Backend / 30% Front-end split.


  • Working in the development team to maintain current and implement new features in the frontend and across many microservices
  • Code review across many repos
  • Help Manage a large NextJS application that is the new face of and has 5 teams working on it
  • Help plan architectural changes to our application to support new features including modifying GraphQL schemas, adding new database queries, and modifying database schemas
  • Debugging and investigating issues during incidents
  • Leading architecture discussions and providing technical direction
  • An eye for optimizing code and infrastructure
  • Participate in feature discussions, code, and design reviews


  • 5+ years experience with Javascript / NodeJS with static typing (Typescript / Flow) or similar .
  • Lead experience maintaining a production NodeJS application.
  • Experience with GraphQL
  • Production Experience debugging across the entire stack
  • Active interest not only in application code but also great software architecture
  • Experience communicating feasibility with product, design, and architecture on large scale projects
  • Must be a team player and work well in a team environment


  • Experience working with Docker and containerized applications.
  • Knowledge of performance optimization approaches and technologies for web applications
  • Experience with AWS technologies including ECS, Cloudfront, S3, and EC2/ALBs
  • Experience in microservice architecture
  • Some experience in other programming language such as Java, Python, Typescript


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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