Strava is hiring a

Software Engineering Intern, Platform

San Francisco, United States

About Strava

Strava is Swedish for “strive,” which epitomizes who we are and what we do. We’re a passionate and committed team, unified by our mission to connect athletes to what motivates them and help them find their personal best. And with billions of activity uploads from all over the world, we have a humbling and audacious vision: to be the record of the world’s athletic activities and the technology that makes every effort count.  

Strava builds software that makes the best part of our athletes’ days even better. And just as we’re deeply committed to unlocking their potential, we’re dedicated to providing a world-class, inclusive workplace where our employees can grow and thrive, too. We’re backed by Sequoia Capital, Madrone Partners and Jackson Square Ventures, and we’re expanding in order to exceed the needs of our growing community of global athletes. Our culture reflects our community – we are continuously striving to hire and engage diverse teammates from all backgrounds, experiences and perspectives because we know we are a stronger team together.

In light of the global pandemic, Strava is currently working in a fully remote capacity. As always, we remain committed to fully supporting our employees, especially their mental health and wellbeing, through these challenging times. Despite challenges in the world around us, we are continuing to grow camaraderie and positivity within our culture and we are unified in our commitment to becoming an antiracist company. We are differentiated by our truly people-first approach, our compassionate leadership, and our belief that we can bring joy and inspiration to athletes’ lives — now more than ever. All to say, it’s a great time to joinWe are looking for an engineering intern who wants to learn what it takes to run the highly available, highly reliable, dynamically scaled online platform of a popular San Francisco start-up.

About the Role

Platform engineering at Strava is all about empowering our engineering teams with the libraries and tools that they need to deliver scalable, reliable, and observable products. You’ll work with our team to design/implement best practices for server engineering at Strava and improve the processes by which microservices are built.

Interns at Strava are considered full members of the engineering team, and build software that gets deployed to millions of athletes. In past summers, Platform interns at Strava have: built tooling to support secrets usage in our entire codebase; upgraded the schema of one of our largest datasets; performed a series of A/B tests to improve the athlete onboarding experience; upgraded our search infrastructure to Elasticsearch; build a new workout analysis feature on our mobile apps; and supported thousands of API Developers.  

What You’ll Do:

  • Improve the reliability and scalability of the Strava platform by increasing visibility into our production systems
  • Design and implement systems upgrades with an eye toward availability, performance, and cost efficiency
  • Automate manual, repetitive, and redundant tasks
  • Collaborate with, and incorporate feedback from other engineering teams
  • Participate in Strava Jams - four uninterrupted days to work on a project of your choosing
  • This is a 3 month Summer Internship

About You:

  • Pursuing BS/MS in Computer Science or related fields
  • Rising Senior (2022 grad) 
  • Programming experience with at least one language such as Scala, Java, Ruby, or Python
  • Disciplined approach to testing
  • Familiarity with version control
  • Familiarity with Linux shell, OSX terminal, or similar command line tools

Strava is an equal opportunity employer.  In keeping with the values of Strava, we make all employment decisions including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional and training opportunities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and/or weight.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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