Backend Engineering Intern (Summer) at RapidSOS

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Backend Engineering Intern

RapidSOS is hiring! Join an advanced emergency technology start-up in transforming emergency response for hundreds of millions of people globally.

In partnership with public safety, RapidSOS has created the world’s first emergency response data platform that securely links life-saving data from 350M+ connected devices directly to 911 and first responders in an emergency.

Through the platform, we’re providing intelligent data that supports over 4,800 Emergency Communications Centers, protecting 90%+ of people in the US, across 150 million emergencies annually.

Partnering with innovative companies recognized as RapidSOS Ready, we’re striving to reach everyone. Together, we’re empowering a faster and smarter response by sending first responders critical data like your exact location, real-time health information, and crash data. We’re united in our commitment to a safer, stronger future where technology and people work seamlessly together to save lives.

RapidSOS is backed by top venture capital firms and the former C-suite of Apple, AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone, Virgin Group, Lucent, Raytheon, the FCC, Harvard Data Initiative, and MIT.

Video: RapidSOS 3-Min Summary Video

RapidSOS in the last 18 months:

  • Launch in multiple countries internationally 

  • Doubled team size 

  • Grew revenue 10x+

  • Raised $100M+

  • Managed 200M+ emergencies (on average 400K/day) 

  • Helped save thousands of lives  

What this program is about:

RapidSOS’s Summer Internship program is a full-time, fully immersive internship program designed to complement your education with real-world experience. This program will allow you to take on projects at a rapidly growing start-up, working closely and cross-functionally with leaders throughout the company. This is an amazing opportunity to not only join a rising and dynamic startup but also make a measurable impact. 

What this role is about:

We are looking for a talented software engineer to contribute to creating world-class emergency technology by building out and maintaining our complex backend. You’ll help develop complex backend business logic, RESTful APIs and telephony applications, with a focus on system reliability, scalability and security. Rigorous use of unit and integration test methodologies for new and existing system capabilities will also be a key to success in this role.

What We'd Like to See in Our Ideal Candidate:

Required:

  • Strong Python experience

  • Solid understanding of software design principles

  • Excitement about creating a life-saving product with a fabulous team

Highly Desired:

  • Solid understanding of asynchronous programming

  • Experience in API development targeting Web based Applications

  • Experience in development of highly-available cloud based services

  • Experience with cloud-based providers (AWS)

Desired:

  • Comfortable working on the command line in a GNU/Linux environment

  • Familiarity with Jira/Git/GitHub/AWS

  • Familiarity with Python Web Frameworks (AIOHTTP, Tornado, Flask)

  • Familiarity with web stacks (HTML/CSS/JS/Ajax/Websockets etc)

What We Offer:

  • The chance to work with a passionate team on solving one of the largest challenges globally 

  • A dynamic, flexible and fun start-up work environment with a highly talented team

  • The opportunity to make a measurable impact within a growing startup

If you're curious to learn more about RapidSOS, you can check out our full press list

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • AWSLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
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    • GainsightAnalytics
    • InVisionDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • Aha!Management
    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • HubSpotCRM

Location

3 Park Ave, Fl 22, New York, NY 10016

An Insider's view of RapidSOS

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I’m really psyched to work here - whether it is from home or at the office. Our work is intrinsically aligned with many things I deeply care about; it's a constant driver and motivator. I'm sure all my co-workers feel the same way. The work culture is lively and there's nothing better than solving critical challenges with intelligent folks.

Drew

UX/UI Lead

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

I come with over 17 years of experience in Public Safety. During my 14 years at the dispatch console, I realized that location is the #1 driver in 911. Without location data, everything stops. Working for a company that makes its MISSION to provide lifesaving tools such as accurate location, additional data, and demographics has been amazing.

Jennifer

Public Safety Regional Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Working side by side with extremely talented and experienced co-workers at RapidSOS has helped me grow from a new graduate engineer to a mission-critical project owner. High standards for quality, passion for the mission, and a culture of ownership create an environment where team members help each other become better every day.

Jordi

Software Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I empower my team to lead impactful projects that push them to think outside the box and, in doing so, tap into their creative and analytical minds. This seeds impressive outcomes that project leads can be proud to own and that push our organization to keep thinking beyond the status quo.

Jessica

VP, Strategy & Global Partnerships

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe in the office is very energetic. Coming from investment banking, it was like walking into a completely different universe. You see teams collaborating in breathtaking conference rooms and while others play table tennis to reset their day. From our inclusive events to Lunch & Learns, I look forward to working with everyone.

Faizan

Strategy & Operations Associate

What are RapidSOS Perks + Benefits

RapidSOS Benefits Overview

At RapidSOS, we strive to take care of our employees so that they can focus on what matters most: building a world-class organization committed to saving lives every day. Our ever-evolving perks & benefits program is designed to be competitive in the market, as well as target the unique needs and desires of our employees.

Traditional benefits include health insurance, dental/vision plans, a 401(k) program, and parental leave, in addition to unlimited PTO for folks to recharge. We also encourage employees to participate in our physical/mental wellness programs along with our professional development programming.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our perks program is ever-changing! It is designed to fit the current needs of our employees because we understand that one size doesn’t fit all! As COVID changes our personal and professional lives, the People Team spends a great deal of time creating and implementing inclusive programming from company-wide virtual lunch hours and holiday celebrations to fitness challenges. Seasons change and so do perks!