Backend Engineer - Co-Op/Intern at Postmates

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Engineering at Postmates

We’re building groundbreaking tech solutions that power our revolutionary logistics platform to help connect millions of customers with their favorite merchants every day. We’re tackling some of the most complex technical challenges in the modern logistics space to unlock opportunities that positively impact the local businesses and communities we serve.

A day in the life

Postmates relies heavily on our engineering team to realize this vision. Building a software platform that is reliable, scales, and stays agile under demanding product needs is a serious technical challenge. Postmates is a three-part balancing act connecting customers, merchants, and couriers in real-time. If any piece is out of whack, the whole system suffers. Working with the Postmates engineering team offers an opportunity with explosive growth, cutting-edge technology, a highly visible charter, and a cool user-focused product vision.

Co-Op/Intern Backend Engineers are part of a cross-functional team responsible for the end-to-end experiences on Android, iOS, and the web. We value and foster a collaborative environment where product, design, and engineering work together every day to build and design new features for our customers.
What you’ll get to tackle
  • Pair with your mentor to build and launch consumer-facing features to millions of customers
  • Optimize and tune existing systems for speed and performance
  • Build data pipelines and serving infrastructure required to efforts like search and recommendations
  • Work with the Infrastructure team to push our next-gen services
Technologies we use
  • Server: Go, Python, Elixir
  • Databases: PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, ElasticSearch
  • Platform: AWS, Google
You’ll thrive in this role 
  • One year of experience with Go and/or Python
  • An understanding of one or more SQL and/or NoSQL databases (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, ElasticSearch)
  • Strong knowledge of algorithms and data structures
Bonus points
  • You're a self-starter and strong finisher
  • You write well and communicate clearly
  • You prefer problems over tasks
A bit about us
Postmates is changing delivery for good. While you may know us as the clever brand loved by celebrities and millennials, we are so much more. We are industry-first leaders in the modern logistics space, creating groundbreaking tech products that positively impact millions of customers, merchants and gig-economy workers as well as the underserved in the communities where we work. How will you help us change delivery for good?
 
Benefits
Postmates has your back. In our impact-first work environment, we value huge company vision. As you strive to build the future with us, we’ll support you with a competitive rates and equity plan, along with access to our 401k plan and robust benefits including: health benefits, flexible paid time off, parental benefits, and food perks.
 
Postmates is proud to be an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants at Postmates are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
 
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • FluxLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • PyTorchLibraries
    • Scikit-LearnLibraries
    • ConsulLibraries
    • VaultLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • DockerFrameworks
    • KubernetesFrameworks
    • TerraformFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • HiveDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • DjangoDatabases
    • DynamoDatabases
    • BigQueryDatabases
    • DynamoDBDatabases
    • DruidDatabases

Location

Work from anywhere you want, whether that's your home or your favorite coffee shop nearby.

An Insider's view of Postmates

What's something quirky about your company?

We take a humanistic approach when designing our employee event programming to show the similarities that exist between cultures. We strive to build a community with a shared ethos of caring for our world and conceptualizing ways in which we can contribute to the betterment of it.

Suzette

Engagement & Culture Events Coordinator

How does the company support your career growth?

I once read that “growth and comfort don’t coexist” and Postmates lives by it. From day one at Postmates, I felt challenged and have been given projects that impact the business. I’ve had to flex technical muscles that I have never used and it’s exciting because I’m developing into a more well-rounded engineer which only enhances my career growth.

Juan

Software Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Instead of assigning work/tasks to my team, we operate by having the team identify what they think are the problems that we need to be solving today, and how that will scale or change over the next few years then align those with company priorities. This forces my team to be more creative in how they approach their work on a day to day basis.

Aabhas

Infrastructure Lead

What are some social events your company does?

Postmates puts emphasis on building connection and community, through both professional and personal interactions, to maintain our culture — and our mental wellness particularly in these difficult, unprecedented times. This including (now virtual) Happy Hours, Winesday on Wednesdays, cultural celebrations, volunteer events, and so much more.

Bianca

Software Engineer

What are Postmates Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
At Postmates, we believe we have a shared responsibility to create positive change in our communities and society at large. Check out our Social Impact report: social-impact.postmates.com
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Postmates covers 100% for full-time employees and dependents on most medical plans, dental, and vision.
Life Insurance
In addition to health club discounts, Postmates provides a PhysioStrength wellness portal with live virtual classes and videos helping employees with their health, wellness, and fitness needs.
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Postmates provides Dependent Care FSA that covers eligible child care expenses.
Generous Parental Leave
Postmates provides all full-time employees up to 16 weeks of paid time off for new parents.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Restricted work hours
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 24 hours per year of paid volunteer time. Check out our Social Impact report: social-impact.postmates.com
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Every full-time employee automatically receives a free Postmates Unlimited Membership with free meal credits every week.
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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