Engineering Manager, Ads & Partner

Quizlet’s mission is to help students (and their teachers) practice and master whatever they are learning. Every month more than 50 million active learners from 130 countries practice and master more than 300 million study sets on every conceivable topic and subject. We are developing new learning experiences by modeling how students learn and by drawing upon knowledge acquisition, retention, and pedagogy in cognitive science. We are always seeking to help students master any subject by optimizing study efficiency and engagement.

Quizlet is a leading company in consumer learning technology with proven traction and huge growth ahead. Our business model is robust with two strong revenue streams — advertisements and paid subscriptions. Our ads business allows us to offer amazing study tools to millions of students around the globe for free. This is an exciting time to work on our ads products, because we've only scratched the surface. We're eagerly looking forward to creating unique Quizlet-native ad offerings sold through direct deals.

In addition to these established business models, we're incubating a third revenue stream by partnering with content publishers. Textbook publishers create content on Quizlet which readers of the textbook can use to test and solidify their knowledge. This is an area of greenfield development within Quizlet, and an opportunity to work on challenging integration projects.

Come help us scale one of the fastest growing and highest quality consumer learning brands, as we develop innovative simple-to-use study tools that help students everywhere.

The Role

We're looking for an engineering leader to lead our Ads and Partnerships team. With all our success in Ads and Partnerships, we've only just begun to develop this key foundational component to our business. With growing user traffic and key partnerships already established, you will be in a position to make our metrics soar by growing a high performing team and building a platform for future deals.


  • Be a leader - Strongly represent Quizlet values and empower your team to execute successfully
  • Hire the right team - Recruit and hire engineers that will add new skills and experience to Quizlet
  • Mentor & coach - Define and execute development plans for every engineer to gain new experiences and take on challenges of increasing impact
  • Define strategy - Use metric driven techniques to develop roadmap with an experienced Product Manager
  • Technical execution - Work alongside your team to execute on projects using your experience to make the right technical decisions

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience as a Software Engineer and 2+ years experience working as an engineering leader
  • Experience with publisher-side advertising, including integrating with an ads server like Google Ad Manager (formerly DFP)
  • Experience working with modern JavaScript libraries and tooling — for example, we use React, Redux, Flow, webpack, and Prettier
  • Strong experience building secure Platform with APIs serving web and mobile applications
  • Familiarity with ads concepts like video ads, header bidding, takeovers, and viewability

Quizlet's Team Culture

We are here to make education better and more accessible. We strive to improve the lives of students and teachers at every stage and in every setting. We have a bias for action, take initiative, and hustle to deliver results. We make informed decisions whenever possible but are unafraid to take calculated risks on great ideas to promote learning. We embrace challenges and see effort as the path to mastery. We’re constantly seeking opportunities to learn and we embrace curiosity. Quality matters at Quizlet, and we hold the bar high on everything we do. We sweat the details and take personal accountability and pride in anything that carries the Quizlet name. We speak up, jump in and work with each other to fix problems, and never say "that's not my job." We treat each other with honesty and respect, encourage vigorous debate, and seek critical feedback. We value diversity, humility, transparency, and collaboration as the best paths to our success — as individuals, as a team, and as a company.

Quizlet’s success as an online learning community depends on a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We are actively working to build a team that is representative of the diverse communities we serve, and an open, inclusive work environment where all employees can thrive. As an equal opportunity employer and a tech company committed to societal change, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Come join us!

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