Academia's mission is to make every academic publication available online for free.

Founded 2008
51-200 employees
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  • Headquarters address
    251 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
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    Founded in 2008, is the leading online platform for academics worldwide. Our site accelerates research and supports critical breakthroughs in medicine, science, transportation and communications by allowing researchers to publish and share their own work. Not only do these scholars and researchers share their own research, they can use our complex platform to monitor deep analytics around the impact of their research, and track the research of academics they follow. We have more than 25 employees at our San Francisco Office, with 17 in engineering.

    Over 59 million academics are members, adding 20 million papers. attracts over 39 million unique visitors a month and has an investment of more than $28 million from leading VC firms including Khosla Ventures, True Ventures, Spark Capital and Tencent. Our work has garnered favorable attention from trade and mainstream media including Fortune, Wired, EdTech, Venture Beat, San Francisco Business Times, The Economist, The Washington Post, TechCrunch, Scientific American and Forbes.

    Academia has turned cash flow positive; our revenue run rate is over $10M/year and growing rapidly.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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    • Full Stack Engineers
    • Mobile Engineers
    • Product Managers

    Tech stack

    We use Ruby on Rails, RSpec, Postgres, Nginx, Redis, Elasticsearch, Neo4j, Kafka, Backbone, and React on AWS.


    Compensation and retirement

    Stock Options
    401k plan
    Commuter assistance plans

    Health and wellness

    Insurance (Health)
    Insurance (Dental)
    Insurance (Vision)

    Personal development

    Conferences reimbursement

    Values and quality of life

    Bike parking
    Snacks and beverages
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