We had a great experience mentoring full-year interns from Yale and NUS (National University of Singapore) last year, and are looking to continue the tradition and found Handshake to list our position!
Today, Wanderlog (https://wanderlog.com) is the top-ranked app on the Android App Store for “trip planner”. We’re well-funded by backers including Y Combinator and General Catalyst.
We’re hiring for a single full-time, full-year intern. We’re flexible on start/end dates, but prefer candidates who can work with us for at least 8 months. You’ll be working on all the same projects as our full time engineers at Wanderlog. We give thorough code reviews, extensive mentorship, and have held a weekly learning session on Tuesdays since the start.
Our team of 7 includes a former Google Product Manager/Engineer, and engineers who have worked at Stripe and Workday.
- Design and decide what to build based on what would help travelers and drive growth. You won’t be handed a spec; you’ll be coming up with it!
- Build data pipelines to crawl, process, and synthesize data from various sources around the web.
- Write tests and and build out engineering infrastructure. Our code is fully typed (Typescript) and tested.
- Debug and fix bugs and scale the infrastructure as it grows.
- Review code written by other engineers.
- This position is a full-time remote role reporting to the cofounders. It can be partly in-person in San Francisco if we do resume having an office.
You might work on
- A faster mobile app that will let our users view trip documents on the go and easily find new attractions to visit.
- A widget in the Wanderlog editor to see information from more sites around the web about places that you add to a trip planning document.
- Better invite and collaboration tools to encourage people using Wanderlog to get more friends to join them.
- A profile page that lets travelers on Wanderlog show off where they’ve been, see how many people they’ve helped, and follow other friends and their trips.
You may be a good fit if you
- Are a product person: you’ve built products end-to-end before, and really care about the people who use them.
- Are comfortable with picking up various technologies for the task at hand. We quickly evaluate libraries and tools that could help our product, and variously use Redis, Elasticsearch, and Python as needed too. We’re not experts, but we learn!
- Are entrepreneurial: excited about joining a small, high-growth team and talking to users, doing product and design, and wearing a variety of hats.
- Love travel and believe in it as a positive force personally and for the world.
What’s it like to work here?
We’re an engineering and product-heavy team. Travel’s something everyone does, and we love using the tools we build. A typical week’s work involves talking to users, prioritizing tasks on a kanban, designing on Figma, and building and shipping them continuously.
We believe in work-life balance. We stop working and eat together for lunch. We work reasonable hours, and make time for working out, and enjoying life with friends and family. We love travel and believe it rejuvenates us and makes us better people, and have quarterly travel offsites where the goal is to just enjoy visiting a new place and use the tools we’ve built.