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Developer Relations Intern

Slack is looking for interns to work alongside our Developer Relations team for the summer of 2020. 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.

Slack has a positive, diverse, and supportive culture—we look for people who are curious, inventive, and work to be a little better every single day. In our work together we aim to be smart, humble, hardworking and, above all, collaborative. If this sounds like a good fit for you, why not say hello?

Requirements:

  • 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 2020 or later

 

Slack is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Slack will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


 


Slack is a layer of the business technology stack that brings together people, data, and applications – a single place where people can effectively work together, find important information, and access hundreds of thousands of critical applications and services to do their best work. From global Fortune 100 companies to corner markets, businesses and teams of all kinds use Slack to bring the right people together with all the right information. Slack is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and has offices around the world. For more information on how Slack makes teams better connected, visit slack.com.

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to Slack’s values. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a pleasant and supportive place to work.

Come do the best work of your life here at Slack.