Software Engineer Intern

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Software Engineer Intern

Fivestars is looking for Summer 2021 interns (June-August 2021) to join our engineering team and build the next generation of products to help small businesses and local communities thrive. In this role you’ll gain hands-on experience with Kubernetes, Kafka, React, ElasticSearch, Python, TypeScript, and the rest of our tech stack that supports over 12,000 merchants and 40 million customers. We’ll provide you with all the mentorship, support, engagement, and real-time feedback that you need to accelerate your learning and make an impact on the Fivestars product.

Who you are

You’re currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science or a related field and want to solve complex and interesting problems. You demonstrate a high level of curiosity and thirst for learning. You are a strong team player who wants to contribute to a product that impacts the lives of business owners and consumers alike.

What you’ll do

  • Ship code to production and have fun while doing it!
  • Work on one of our product teams alongside senior engineers -- our teams are full-stack and contribute anywhere from back-end APIs and databases down to front-end UI on each of our surfaces.
  • Collaborate with the engineering and product team, occasionally pair program, and learn all about agile code review and test architecture.
  • Be paired with an engineering mentor who will guide you through the entire internship.
  • Be a full-fledged contributing member of the engineering team participating in daily scrums, weekly strategic sprint-plannings, monthly retrospectives, weekly brown bag lunch & learns, and bi-weekly show & tell product townhalls.
  • Actively engage in a robust internship experience where you’ll learn what it’s like to be a full-time engineer at Fivestars, participate in lunch & learns with our CEO, CTO, and leadership team, and enjoy monthly events such as hackathons, retreats, social outings, and volunteering events.
  • Occasionally eat a piece of pizza or two or six.

What we’re looking for

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in any of the following: CS, EE, Physics, Math.
  • Strong team player - we work in small product teams that work very closely together and are constantly collaborating in order to move as fast as possible.
  • Excel at structured and quantitative thinking and problem-solving.
  • Love to crank out code and hack on problems in your free time.
  • Previous internship experience is not required but is preferred.

Who we are

Fivestars is America’s largest local commerce network, driving over $3 billion of sales and 100 million transactions annually. Our mission is to help businesses and communities thrive by turning every transaction into a relationship. We offer an all-in-one payments, loyalty and marketing automation platform that brings more customers to local businesses. Founded in 2011, Fivestars is backed by Lightspeed, DCM, Menlo Ventures, HarbourVest, and others. Together, let’s #LoveLocal.

For more information visit: www.fivestars.com.

Fivestars provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Fivestars complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ElasticLanguages
    • AndroidLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

As part of the Domain our space has great mixed business, eatery, transport and retail usage.

An Insider's view of Fivestars

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Casual, friendly, and collaborative. People genuinely care about each other here, and coming in to the office feels like hanging out with friends.

Hope

Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm incredibly excited about the next wave of our integration strategy, and as the future platform blending communities and payments. We are the leading innovation platform in small business CRM / marketing, and that product leadership has earned us a lot of inbound integration interest, so we have this unique opportunity to shape our partner APIs!

Matt

Co-Founder/CTO

What are some things you learned at the company?

One of the key things I've learned at Fivestars is how to work with a diverse set of teams that look at and approach our mission in different parts of the product lifecycle. Being able to communicate with and understand each of these stakeholders needs is critical and continues to be an area of growth for me.

Darran

Sr Software Engineer - Android

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Designers are given autonomy find solutions to the challenges our users are facing, while leveraging critique, analytics, research, and our style guide to further enhance the design.

Yoni

Head of Design

How does your team reward individual success?

By acknowledging the individual's contributions and by giving the individual an opportunity to share their learnings with a wider audience (via Brown Bags)

Abbas

Sr Software Engineer - Infrastructure

What are Fivestars Perks + Benefits

Fivestars Benefits Overview

Fivestars is very committed to the health and wellness of our community. We provide 31 days holiday, cover 90% of the employee and on average 70% of dependents on medical plans, have pet insurance, paternity and maternity leave, passion funds, student loan counseling, FSA's, full dental, vision, life and disability insurances, commuter benefits and 401k options. Phew!

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
We are proud to partner with Hope Services (https://www.hopeservices.org/) to manage our hardware distribution.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Fivestars employees can contribute up to $2000 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Short Term coverage provides 60% of salary (base & commissions) to a maximum of $2,500/week, covering the first 12 weeks of disability. Long-Term coverage provides 60% of salary up to $12000/month.
Dental Benefits
Fivestars covers 100% of the employee and on average 70% of the dependent(s) for dental and vision.
Vision Benefits
Fivestars covers 100% of the employee and on average 70% of the dependent(s) for dental and vision. T
Health Insurance Benefits
Fivestars covers 90% of the employee and on average 70% of the dependent(s) on the base plan
Life Insurance
Your Basic Life benefit will be covered at a minimum of $10,000 to a max of $250,000 per year.
Pet Insurance
Fivestars does allow dogs to be in the office (dependent on work location) and has partnered with VPI to provide optional pet insurance at a discount.
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
We offer a 401(K) program, and all full-time employees are eligible and added to the plan with a 6% pre-tax deduction in the plan. We also offer Roth 401K plans
Company Equity
Fivestars often offers stock options through its employee profit sharing program, including vesting over a three-year period.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Fivestars often offers stock options through its employee profit sharing program, including vesting over a three-year period.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Fivestars employees receive between 20 and 25 days per year of paid time off based on years of service in addition to the 10 standard holidays.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Fivestars offers a commuter benefit program that allows employees to set aside pre-tax wages of up to $270 per month
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Employees get free lunch on Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
Stocked Kitchen
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Fivestars hosts lunch and learn meetings monthly.
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