Intern: Software Engineering at Asana

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Inside and out of the classroom, learning never stops. As a member of Asana's engineering teams, you will grow quickly by taking on responsibility and making an impact on core projects. Whether its collaborating working on architecting product tours with React, working on one of our product teams, or building out our foundational systems with our infrastructure teams, you will become an integral part of our growing organization. Asana is helping teams in 195 countries become significantly more productive with our leading work management platform. You will be manifesting continuous improvements of their experience and helping us achieve our mission to enable all teams to work together effortlessly.


What you'll achieve

  1. Impact the product by working on a variety of projects, like building features, testing infrastructure, implementing subtle interaction behaviors, or designing data models
  2. Help us maintain a codebase and an award-winning culture, contributing to everything from the broadest strategic discussions to the specifics of a marketing campaign and launch
  3. Develop clean, beautiful code and leave it better than you found it
  4. Experience growth and development by being paired with a mentor who will support and guide you through opportunities to stretch and learn

About you

  1. A constant desire to learn and improve
  2. A strong background in computer science
  3. Passion for creating a superlative user experience, down to those little details that matter
  4. Sound judgment for balancing between scrappiness and long-term code maintainability
  5. Appreciate productivity and care deeply about helping teams collaborate more effectively and efficiently, including your own
  6. Excited to be a part of an inclusive culture where everyone brings their whole selves to work
  7. Experience growth and development by being paired with a mentor who will support and guide you through opportunities to stretch and learn

About us

Asana is a leading work management platform, helping more than 70,000 organizations and millions of users across 195 countries organize and manage all of their work, including AB-InBev, Airbnb, KLM Air France, NASA, Overstock.com, Uber, Viessmann Group, and Vox Media. Asana has been named a Top 5 Best Place to Work by FORTUNE three years in a row, and one of Glassdoor’s and Inc.’s Best Places to Work. Headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, Dublin, Sydney, Vancouver, and Reykjavík, Asana is always looking for curious, collaborative people to be a part of our inclusive culture and help us achieve our mission.

Our goal is to ensure that Asana upholds an inclusive environment where all people feel that they are equally respected and valued, whether they are applying for an open position or working at the company. We welcome applicants of all educational backgrounds, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, religions, ethnicities, ages, citizenships, socioeconomic statuses, disabilities, and veteran statuses, and we'd love to learn about what you can add to our team.


We’re glad you’re interested in helping Asana grow. If you’d like to learn more about our team and what we’ve been working on, we recommend you check these out:

  1. The Asana Engineering Guide to Intern Mentorship 
  2. Our summer 2018 internship program in review
  3. Product Engineering internships are great!
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • React JSLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • InVisionDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • FramerDesign
    • AsanaManagement

Location

3 World Trade Center, New York, NY 10007

An Insider's view of Asana

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

At Asana, we're collaborative and cross-functional, making us highly effective in our work. We have a good understanding of how we work together and on an individual level. We're all working towards the same goal, so we have a lot of trust and rapport with one another. This makes it easy to go home and spend quality time with family and friends.

Nico

Product Design Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

The entire company runs on Asana! We rely on our own software to ensure collaboration across teams and offices happens smoothly and responsibility is clear.

Scott

Product Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Asana runs on distributed responsibility, which means leaders work to empower others to be as autonomous as possible. The opportunities for me to mentor others and guide teams have let me grow from being Asana’s first new grad hire to an Engineering Manager in our NYC office. I love that my career growth has come from focusing on areas I love!

Rachel

Engineering Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We believe that creativity is borne of autonomy and clear responsibility. We have a company commitment to taking and giving full responsibility. This means we like to be explicit about who owns what and what that entails. This empowers team members to be creative with their solutions because they own the outcomes.

Scott

Site Lead

How does the company support your career growth?

I value the emphasis on personal development. Whether it be learning new technical skills or improving my communication and relationships with others, Asana has supported my growth.

Michelle

Product Engineer

What are Asana Perks + Benefits

Asana Benefits Overview

The work you do at Asana will be challenging, and the pace will be fast. Our benefits programs center on wellness and empathy, and are designed to ensure that you are energized, focused, and thriving. Asana, we provide you with comprehensive health benefits, flexible time off, free executive and life coaching and our in-house culinary program, where you can fuel up on healthy, organic snacks and three meals a day, made by our Culinary team.

Culture
Volunteer in Local Community
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Open Door Policy
Team-Owned Deliverables
Team-Based Strategic Planning
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Open Office Floor Plan
Diversity
Unconscious Bias Training
Someone's Primary Function is Managing the Company's Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
We pay 100% of dental benefits premium and 60% for eligible dependents.
Vision Benefits
We pay 100% of vision benefits premium and 60% for eligible dependents.
Health Insurance Benefits
We pay 100% of health benefits premium and 60% for eligible dependents.
Life Insurance
We offer basic life and AD&D insurance for beneficiaries at 1x an employee's annual salary, up to $170,000.
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to sixteen weeks of Parental Leave that can be used in a continuous block, or intermittently, over the baby’s first birth, adoption or foster year.
Flexible Work Schedule
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-Work Program Post Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
We offer 10 paid days to observe major holidays throughout the calendar year.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Our office is casual, so we encourage our team to wear what makes us most comfortable.
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Asana covers up to $100 per month for health and fitness memberships and classes.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
We commit to creating an empowering and welcoming workplace culture through Diversity and Inclusion. We celebrate and support our identities with ERGs and continue to develop fair hiring practices.
Lunch and Learns
Cross Functional Training Encouraged
Mentorship Program
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