Software Engineer

Full Time

Verba Software 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. Our success means we need to grow and we’re looking for talented engineers.

Verba engineers are hard working, auto-didactic and product-focused. We know how to pick our battles, which means we like to keep our dependencies fresh, our code clean, and our coffee cups full of only the finest brews.

We work in a beautiful exposed-brick office two blocks west of Union Square in Downtown San Francisco. We are a small, open and friendly company. We currently use Ruby, Javascript, ES6 and Coffeescript, and layer on Rails, React, Backbone, Node, MySQL, AWS, and Chef, but we’re always open to using the best tech.

Responsibilities and duties

  • Expand existing software
  • Develop a new software product 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

Software Engineer qualifications and skills

  • 5+ years software development experience
  • Experience with TDD and pair programming
  • Extensive experience with Ruby, ES6 or other programming languages.
  • Working knowledge of SQL, HTML5
  • Ideal candidate brings specialization to complement our existing team: AWS and DevOps

About Us

Founded in 2008, Verba is a San Francisco-based company that works with colleges and universities to reduce the cost of course materials by elevating transparency and access. Verba offers web-based tools for faculty to select course materials, bookstores to acquire low-cost learning materials and for students to easily compare prices and gain on-time access. Verba’s Inclusive Access management tools, including Verba Connect, leverage Verba’s proprietary pricing analysis model to alleviate administrative manual processes and ensure every student has digital access to course materials at a low price on the first day of classes.

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to:

We look forward to hearing from you!



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