Software Engineer - Intern

FiveStars is the easiest way for local businesses to deliver great customer experiences, in and out of store. Through unique rewards, personalized service, and intelligent automated messages, FiveStars helps every customer feel like a VIP. Founded in 2011 and based in San Francisco, our mission is to help businesses and communities thrive by turning every transaction into a relationship. 
FiveStars has now saved consumers over $100 million while shopping at 12,000 local businesses in the U.S., and Canada. Over 16 million consumers use FiveStars to save money while supporting local businesses. To-date FiveStars has raised over $105 million from top-tier investors including HarbourVest, Menlo Ventures, Lightspeed, DCM, and Y-Combinator. Visit for more information.

At FiveStars, we use technology to help businesses and communities thrive by turning every transaction into a relationship. Our engineering teams see big challenges as opportunities to build and develop scalable solutions using cutting edge technologies. As an engineering intern at FiveStars, you will be an integral part of our teams and will work to hit aggressive company goals. We will provide you with all the mentorship, support, engagement, and real time experience that you need to accelerate your learning and make an impact on the FiveStars product. We will help you develop strong coding practices, show you best-in-class developer tools, give you experience architecting large scalable systems, and teach you the latest infrastructure technologies needed to support a company that has 2 native mobile apps, a hybrid mobile platform, a full web and API stack, and a compiled Python client that uses kernel-level data taps for the experience it creates.


  • Work across the entire web and desktop stack, from front-end to back-end to database to OS
  • Learn quickly and adapt to the rapidly changing web environment
  • Get exposure to 2-3 parts of our infrastructure
  • Love to pair program and are ready to learn all about agile code review and test architecture
  • Invest in FiveStars and its culture - our values are something we live and breathe every day


  • Currently pursuing Bachelor's, Master's, or Ph.D degree in any of the following: CS, EE, Physics, Math
  • Strong team player - we work in small product teams that work very closely together and are constantly collaborating in order to move as fast as possible
  • Excel at structured and quantitative thinking and problem solving
  • Love to crank out code and hack on problems in your free time


  • Completed a prior internship at a top web/software company
  • Experience working for a startup


  • Opportunity to join a fast growing start up
  • Competitive pay, housing, and transportation reimbursements
  • Sharp, motivated co-workers in a fun office environment
  • Quarterly community service projects
  • Most meals catered
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Foosball, shuffleboard, ping-pong, bubble hockey…

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