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Software Engineer - San Francisco Internship Summer 2020

Your Role at Bolt

Bolt has created a best-in-class buying experience and made it available for all online businesses. One by one, we’re rebuilding e-commerce infrastructure to make it less fragmented, less bloated, and more efficient. To solve such a large problem, we've put together an incredible team and you could be a part of it.

We are looking for someone who loves building great things, is a problem-solver and has a strong sense of ownership. You may be an intern, but you are fully a part of the team – real projects, real responsibility. Our customers will rely on what you build.
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Responsibilities

  • Build mission critical products that our merchants love to use
  • Solve engineering problems, small and large
  • Contribute to shaping the technical design for key Bolt features
  • Move fast, ship things, learn and continuously iterate
  • Take end-to-end ownership of projects
  • Troubleshoot issues that arise during launches and integrations

Requirements

  • Junior graduating in Spring 2021 with Bachelors Degree
  • Enrolled in a Computer Science or Engineering degree program
  • Strong work ethic
  • Strong communication skills
  • Can write clean and understandable code
  • We don’t require knowledge of specific technologies, but experience with Javascript, postgreSQL, Go, React, AWS, Kubernetes is a plus

Our Values

Be 20% Wrong

As a startup, speed is extremely important. The quicker we move, the more mistakes we make. If we are making no mistakes, it means, quite simply, that we’re not moving fast enough. Therefore, a 20% error rate is, not only permissible, but expected. If you’re not wrong 20% of the time, you’re not moving fast or ambitious enough.

All or Nothing

All or Nothing is the guiding philosophy for our decisions. Starting with why we work at Bolt, it is, quite simply, because we’re obsessed. We’re not here to advance our professional careers or for a financial outcome. We’re here because we’re obsessed with changing the world and becoming the best versions of ourselves. And we trust that, to the degree to which we do what we are obsessed with, everything else in life will fall into place. Similarly, we make only “All or Nothing” decisions about others we bring onto the team and product features we build.

Chase 10X, Not 10%

The only way a startup with 10s of people can outcompete corporations with 1000s is by leveraging its force multipliers of nimbleness, talent, and creativity. Large corporations focus on 10% optimizations to generate millions in revenue. They cannot evoke major changes without years of preparation. As a startup, we don’t have that luxury… it also does not make economic sense to optimize something that’s very small. There are always more incremental features to build. There are always more incremental people to hire. But, from product to people, we must consistently chase 10X opportunities and force multipliers.

Writing Over Talking

At Bolt, we recognize that talking drives emotions, ego, and politics. Writing enables clarity of thought and analysis. We strive to create a culture where decisions are driven by data, not by social influence. To facilitate this, we approach problems with preparation, writing out issues and proposals in depth.

Extreme Ownership

A business thrives when everyone on a team takes full responsibility for their outcomes. When things go wrong, individuals don't blame other teams or individuals- they accept responsibility and take initiative to fix problems without being asked. At Bolt, extreme ownership isn't just for leaders; it's for everyone.

Win as a Team

At Bolt, we want everyone to be as successful in their pursuits as possible. We know that our peers’ successes are tied to ours. And their triumphs, whether personal, professional, or otherwise, will benefit the company and us as individuals in the long-term.

Perks

  • Work with a world-class team
  • Significant equity at a fast-growing company
  • Ownership and autonomy over substantial projects
  • Generous medical, dental and vision benefits for you and your family
  • Parental leave
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a fully stocked kitchen
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Parking and transit benefits, including safe and last mile rides
  • 401(k)
  • Relocation support
  • An office filled with energy and optimism