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Software Engineer, Backend Intern

| Greater LA Area

Read something interesting online today? There's a good chance it reached you because of our technology.

Taboola is the world's leading content discovery platform, serving 360B recommendations to over 1B unique visitors each month on the web's most innovative publisher sites, including NBC, USA Today, The Weather Channel, Tribune and Fox Sports.

Taboola, the world’s largest content recommendation platform, is hiring an Intern Software Engineer to join our Backend Team in Downtown LA. This team builds Taboola Newsroom, an innovating editorial tool powered by Taboola’s predictive engine and massive data set of over 1B internet users. Taboola Newsroom helps writers, editors and special-interest teams make informed decisions to increase readership. 

Responsibilities

  • Work on backend Java-based web applications and big data pipeline
  • Learn our agile SCRUM process, coding standards and business use cases
  • Work on projects alongside frontend and backend engineers from inception through production release and user acceptance.

Requirements

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent enrolled student or graduate. May consider self-taught individuals with previous development experience.
  • Fluency in one of the major programming languages such as Java/C++/Python
  • Strongly self-motivated and self-driven, a team player
  • Some experience with SQL and NoSQL

Preferred Requirements

  • Exposure to big data tools: Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, HBase, etc.
  • Working knowledge or previous experience in API creation, design and data manipulation
  • Please be sure to include listing of any hackathons attended, school projects, and github link for review in your resume.


Taboola is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity in all forms. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and believe such an environment is critical for success. Employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • HBaseDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases

Location

Taboola is located in DTLA, just steps from Pershing Square with a plethora of bars and restaurants nearby. We're easily accessible via LA Metro.

An Insider's view of Taboola

What makes someone successful on your team?

We look for individuals with a strong sense of self, who are inquisitive and passionate about their work. Someone who is a self-motivated team player, who is also inspired by the impact their work has on the team is successful.

Ning Ning

VP, R&D

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Every employee brings a level of passion with them to work, a willingness to take on a certain level of risk. We talk weekly about our values, our failures, and victories, making it perfectly okay to fail, but to make those failures learning experiences so that we can continue to improve and focus on (ninja style) execution.

Adam

CEO

How does the company support your career growth?

I'm part of a team that genuinely wants to help me grow as an engineer. I'm challenged every day to build products with the latest technologies, such as machine learning, at massive scale. Everyone really feels like family, with a genuine investment in you, personally and professionally.

Jacob

Software Engineer

What are Taboola Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
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