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Software Engineering Intern, Spring 2019

| Greater LA Area

Spring 2019 Internship/Co-op

Honey is a fast-growing startup based in Los Angeles. Our online shopping platform offers users a smarter way to shop. Through a simple browser extension, we open up instant access to exclusive savings, deals, rewards and discovery, all powered by the collective knowledge of Honey’s community of online shoppers. We are helping millions save when they shop online, and we're hiring!

This opening is for a three to four month paid internship/co-op on our Engineering team. We are looking for smart engineers passionate about building software and solving hard problems. In this role, you will help with several new releases and play a hands-on role in making Honey even better. You'll work side by side with our full-time engineers on real projects. We have internship opportunities on several teams within our engineering organization including Backend, Data, and Full Stack. If you're looking to get firsthand experience with a consumer-facing product used by millions of people we urge you to apply.

About the engineering team:

As a member of our team, you will tackle challenging issues of scale, reliability, and user experience. We primarily use Node.js, Python, Scala and Go, depending on which team you join. We run a microservices architecture using Docker and Kubernetes. On the engineering team, we value a can-do attitude, collaboration, learning, and curiosity.

As an intern, you will:

  • Have autonomy and the opportunity to make a huge impact
  • Work directly with and be mentored by engineers who will lend their knowledge and expertise to ensure your growth and development
  • Be a part of the team, attend company meetings and other company activities
  • Participate in lunch n’ learns, workshops, educational and social events, tailored for our interns
  • Receive competitive compensation, daily lunches, unlimited snacks, and other perks

About you:

  • You believe in actively tackling new challenges and view ambiguity as an opportunity to be creative.
  • You are eager to learn. Technology is ever-changing, and you are always working to level-up your skills and acquire new ones.
  • You understand that while technology is important, it needs to work in tandem with other aspects of the company and teams to be successful.
  • You have an entrepreneurial mindset. At Honey, we think big and move fast.
  • You have experience with Javascript (we're primarily a Node & React shop), either through your class work, side projects, or previous internships.
  • You have a solid algorithm skills

Nice to have:

  • Experience working with consumer-facing applications
  • MySQL experience
  • You are a Honey user

Honey is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • GoLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ApolloLibraries
    • GraphQLLibraries
    • KubernetesLibraries
    • DockerLibraries
    • React NativeLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • Apache Beam w. Google Dataflow using ScioFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • BigTableDatabases
    • BigQueryDatabases
    • ElasticsearchDatabases
    • Google SpannerDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • JIRAManagement


We're about a block away from the Staples Center, two blocks from the 7th Street Metro Station, and across the street from 7th and Figueroa!

An Insider's view of Honey

What are some social events your company does?

We have a regular company all-hands that gives everybody from different teams a chance to catch up with each other, quarterly recreational tournaments (usually ping-pong or competitive video games), board game nights, and a lot of the time just hanging out at whatever local events may be going on.


Software Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Cross-team collaboration plays a big role in ensuring deploys go smoothly. Sync ups between Engineering, Product, Design, and beyond, occur on a daily basis. Whether it’s a drop-in at someone’s desk, a Slack message to update a spec/status of a ticket, or a full on meeting--the communication never stops, to ensure that we’re all on the same page.


QA Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Being flexible and stepping out of my comfort zone. At Honey, several times I’m given the opportunities I’ve never had prior to working here. For example, I’ve had to schedule, plan and drive meetings. I’ve also had to get used to constantly presenting my work to my peers. It’s really great because it’s taught me how to be a better communicator.


Software Engineer

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

We have a completely open culture at the company, from seating to communication. Every Friday we do a company wide stand-up where we are as transparent as possible. The only way we can hit our objectives is if everybody is operating with the same information.



How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started at Honey when there were only 10 people in the company and today we have over 100 employees. In the past 2 years we’ve seen tremendous growth both internally and externally which has allowed me the opportunity to build out a team underneath me, work across departments and provide input for the product and company’s future.


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What are Honey Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Honey matches up to 3% of employee contributions
Company Equity
Honey is still offering early-stage equity to anyone who joins the team
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
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