Software Engineer - University

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.

Are you a strong new grad engineer (undergrad, master’s, or Ph.D) who wants to be part of a rapidly growing company and an engineering team with a heavy focus on learning? We are looking for you and have an awesome set of opportunities for you at FiveStars! You will be exposed to a broad set of technologies and paired with mentors who are experts in all parts of our stack. 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
  • Develop expertise in 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 community - our values are something we live and breathe every day


  • Currently pursuing or within one year of completion of a 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 an internship at a top web/software company
  • Experience working for a startup

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