Software Engineering Intern, Data Platform

Software Engineering Intern, Data Platform

About This Role

Strava is the leading social platform for athletes and the largest sports community in the world, with over 85 million athletes in 195 countries. If you sweat you’re an athlete, and Strava’s mobile apps and website connect millions of active people every day. We are looking for a Summer 2022 intern to help scale data at Strava. Every day, we collect massive amounts of information from athletes all over the world, and our dataset is an essential component of the company’s enterprise value.

The Data Platform team is responsible for unlocking the potential of this data for our athletes and internal customers. You will be a fully integrated member of the team and collaborate with other members to build, maintain, and develop scalable data processes and platforms. We work closely with our internal partners to ensure proper data availability for their various use cases, and our mission is to create self-service access to reliable, consistent, and durable data.

Strava is growing, and so is our data!  We are a small but growing team, so there is ample opportunity to make a big impact. Take a look at our blogs to learn about previous intern experiences!

Note: This team is focused on building the underlying platform and developing software to ensure data availability. Though we engage with Machine Learning and Analytics teams, we do not work on model building or analysis. To see internships in Machine Learning, click here. For internships in Data Analytics, click here

You’re excited about this opportunity because you will:

  • Develop self-service, foundational tools to empower internal customers with the wealth of insights available via our data.
  • Interact with cross-functional teams like Data Analytics and Machine Learning to help ensure that their data needs are fulfilled for reporting and analysis.
  • Contribute to and maintain Strava’s self-service data pipeline in support of our various customers. 
  • Participate in company wide tech-talks and Strava Jams (a week long hackathon).

You will be successful here by having a:

  • Passion and curiosity for data.
  • Willingness to make mistakes and learn from them.
  • Desire to collaborate with team members to solve data problems.

We’re excited about you because you have:

  • Experience with any programming language such as Python, R, Scala, Java.
  • Experience with data structures.
  • Familiarity with the software development lifecycle.
  • Awareness of general coding best practices, documentation, and testing.
  • Rising Senior (2023 grad).

About Strava

Strava is Swedish for “strive,” which epitomizes who we are and what we do. We’re a passionate and committed team, unified by our mission to connect athletes to what motivates them and help them find their personal best. And with billions of activity uploads from all over the world, we have a humbling and audacious vision: to be the record of the world’s athletic activities and the technology that makes every effort count.  

Strava builds software that makes the best part of our athletes’ days even better. And just as we’re deeply committed to unlocking their potential, we’re dedicated to providing a world-class, inclusive workplace where our employees can grow and thrive, too. We’re backed by Sequoia Capital, Madrone Partners and Jackson Square Ventures, and we’re expanding in order to exceed the needs of our growing community of global athletes. Our culture reflects our community – we are continuously striving to hire and engage diverse teammates from all backgrounds, experiences and perspectives because we know we are a stronger team together.

In light of the global pandemic, Strava is currently working in a fully remote capacity. As always, we remain committed to fully supporting our employees, especially their mental health and wellbeing, through these challenging times. Despite challenges in the world around us, we are continuing to grow camaraderie and positivity within our culture and we are unified in our commitment to becoming an antiracist company. We are differentiated by our truly people-first approach, our compassionate leadership, and our belief that we can bring joy and inspiration to athletes’ lives — now more than ever. All to say, it’s a great time to join Strava!

Strava is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with the values of Strava, we make all employment decisions including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional and training opportunities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and/or weight.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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