Developer Relations Intern
Slack, San Francisco
Slack's cloud-based collaboration tools and services are used worldwide.
Slack is looking for interns to work alongside our Developer Relations team for the summer of 2018. These internships are a unique opportunity for someone pursuing a BS, MS, MBA or PhD in Computer Science, or equivalent, who wishes to gain hands-on experience in a startup setting. We are looking for candidates who have a strong engineering background, and who are interested in exploring career opportunities beyond the usual engineering paths. Developer advocacy requires people with highly technical backgrounds who can also communicate and empathize with other developers building on the Slack Platform. This role would appeal to someone who likes engineering, but who wants to exercise their people skills as well.
You will have the opportunity to work with a small, collaborative team, and will be paired with one of our developer advocate engineers, who will act as your mentor throughout the course of the program. As a developer advocate intern, you will help build our open source SDKs and other developer tools, and get to know our developer community by attending meetups and giving talks. You will also represent their interests internally, sharing feedback with our product and engineering teams.
- Strong general engineering background
- Experience with backend technologies (e.g. PHP, Node.js, Rails)
- Working knowledge of how HTTP, the web, and web APIs work
- Willingness to speak publicly; you aren't shy of other people
- Excellent communication skills; you can explain a complex technical issue in such a way that most people could understand
- Self-awareness and a desire to improve your skills
- A curiosity about how things work
- An eagerness to jump in and help fix things
- Must be graduating December 2018 or later
Empathy. Courtesy. Playfulness. Craftsmanship. Solidarity — these are some of the values we live by, as a company. We work by them, too: we’re building a platform and products we believe in — knowing there is real value to be gained from helping people, wherever they are, simplify whatever it is that they do and bring more of themselves to their work.
We’re building a strong, diverse team of curious, creative people who want to find a purpose in their work and support each other in the process. We work hard and we play to win… within normal business hours. And then we go home.
That balance is important: It enables us to truly do the best work of our lives. As a result, we create a place where all kinds of work happens — and happens well — all while working alongside people we respect and admire.
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