Software Engineer Intern - Search Product

Software Engineer Intern - Search Product

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Who We Are

Our mission at Sourcegraph is to make it so that everyone can code, not just ~0.1% of the population. We help developers and companies with billions of lines of code create the software you use every day. In enabling more people to code, we believe we will create economic opportunity across the world and will drive progress that benefits everyone.

It’s an exciting time to join Sourcegraph. Our company is growing rapidly: we’ve experienced exponential growth and our $125M Series D from Andreessen Horowitz and $50M Series C from Sequoia have given us the opportunity to make big ambitious bets on our future. We have a huge market (every company that builds software) and massive opportunity (most developers haven't even heard of code search yet, but once you've used it, you can't live without it--just like Google web search). By continuing to hire exceptional people, we have the opportunity to make Sourcegraph one of the biggest technology companies in the world.

Why this job is exciting

Search is Sourcegraph’s core product offering. Our clients, some of the biggest names in technology, depend on our search tool to answer questions about their source code that no other tool can handle. Over the last year, the search team has grown significantly in size. So much so that it is now made up of two teams and we are still growing so we can innovate and continue to drive software development productivity.

The Search Product team owns all parts of Sourcegraph that help users compose search queries and consume search results, from our query language to higher-order features such as Search Notebooks or Code Monitoring. We foster a high-trust, high-autonomy, collaborative environment, with plenty of room for team-led innovation. Search Product teammates across engineering, product and design work together to make Sourcegraph search more powerful and more user-friendly, with user needs and feedback always top-of-mind.

During this internship, you will collaborate closely with your assigned engineering mentor. Together, you will choose a scoped frontend or full-stack project to tackle from our roadmap that will bring tangible value to Sourcegraph users. You will collaborate with your cross-functional teammates to make progress on this project, shipping your work across our Cloud and on-premise deployments.

Week 1: Onboarding
You will go through the same onboarding process every new Sourcegraph teammate undergoes.
You will install and configure Sourcegraph for development.
You will get familiar with the Sourcegraph codebase, and make your first small changes.
You will pick a project to work on in collaboration with your engineering mentor.

Week 2 - 11: Working on software
Start work on your assigned project.
Meet weekly with the manager for a 1:1
Meet and work with your mentor on a regular basis.
Join team meetings and participate as a team member.

Week 12: Offboarding and retrospective
Wrap up your project.
Participate in a retrospective interview with your manager about your experience during the internship program.

About You

You are a curious software engineer with demonstrable experience in building frontend or full-stack applications.

You have experience building and testing web UIs using modern SPA frameworks (React, Angular, Vue, …).
You have experience using Git.
You’re a clear and proactive written communicator.
You have a high degree of ownership for the areas you work in and the tasks you take on.
You proactively identify opportunities for improvement and communicate them to the team.
You seek frequent feedback from users or teammates, and use it to guide your work.
You make time for collaboration, but you also enjoy driving forward projects autonomously.
Your working hours overlap with 4pm-8pm UTC, so that you can join team meetings and have opportunities for synchronous collaboration with your teammates.

Nice to haves:
You have experience building and testing APIs, preferably using the technologies in our stack (Golang, PostgreSQL, and GraphQL)

Interview process [3 hours]

Click here to read more information in our Handbook about the types of interviews we use at Sourcegraph.
You apply.
[30 min] Recruiter screen with Kemper Hamilton
[30 min] Hiring Manager screen with Loïc Guychard
In-depth Interview stage:
[45 min] Assignment: frontend live-coding exercise with Juliana Peña
[45 min] Peer interview: code walkthrough with Rok Novosel and Felix Kling
[30 min] Values interview with two teammates
Any other informal conversations with people who you would be working closely with but didn’t get to meet during the interview process.
We check references & make you an offer

Not sure if this is you?

We want a diverse, global team, with a broad range of experience and perspectives. If this job sounds great, but you’re not sure if you qualify, apply anyway! We carefully consider every application, and will either move forward with you, find another team that might be a better fit, keep in touch for future opportunities, or thank you for your time.

Learn More About Us

To create a product that serves the needs of all developers, we are building a diverse all-remote team that is distributed across the world. Sourcegraph is an equal opportunity workplace; we welcome people from all backgrounds and communities.

We provide competitive compensation and practical benefits to keep you happy and healthy so that you can do your best work.

Learn more about what it is like to work at Sourcegraph by reading our handbook.

We want to ensure Sourcegraph is an environment that suits your working style and empowers you to do your best work, so we are eager to answer any questions that you have about us at any point in the interview process.
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