Work at Cord

London

Engineering

Intern Software Engineer

tl;dr: Cord — a way to make any product collaborative — is hiring for interns to join our engineering team.

We’re looking for folks early in their career to take on a coding internship. These roles will feature lots of mentorship as well as real, lands-in-production coding work. We know folks studying in university are looking to get a taste of what coding is like in a fast paced professional environment. There’s no better place to get some hands-on experience with real impact than a well funded tech startup.

We offer 3 month internships, with a goal of getting a return offer to come work with us full-time! We know you’re probably used to internships that have to start on June 32nd, at 9:17am but frankly, if you don’t have 3 full months between university terms, or would rather do an off-cycle internship in March, just let us know and we’ll work something out. We’re looking to write great code, not to match calendars.

At Cord, we’re a team of mostly senior folks. About half the team is ex-Facebook/Google/Oculus/Lyft/etc. That’s pretty uncommon and it means we can support some talented, junior folks from diverse backgrounds. Maybe that’s you?

Me? Really?

Your work will include a mix of:

For this role, we’re not expecting coding competition aces or wunderkind, I-see-the-matrix savants. We’re looking for smart, hard-working, growth-oriented folks who are very early in their career. We will give you work at the level of challenge that you’re ready for as well as the support and mentorship to grow into bigger and more interesting challenges.

Tech Stack

Benefits

Requirements

We’re really truly not fussed how much experience you have. What we’re looking for is:

Nice-to-Haves

Real talk

So, it’s a bit awkward to mention it, but studies have shown again and again that with job descriptions like this, there are very clear gender-related reactions. The TL;DR is that men are much more likely to apply than women. The reason for this usually because women are more likely to assume they don’t meet the criteria. So, if you’re reading this and thinking you probably don’t meet the bar, please apply. This is a job for you.

Interview Process

Did you ever see that scene in Harry Potter where he’s on trial in the Ministry of Magic? So, our process isn’t like that. The process starts with a quick video call just to meet, check in, talk about the opportunity and your background. Very low-stress.

If that all works out, we’ll advance to a technical interview that may consist of a “code read” or a more traditional coding problem, whatever you feel more comfortable with. As a junior engineer, you spend a lot of your time learning and reading how existing stuff works. So, we offer the option to test for that in our process.

From there, if things go well, we’d bring you in for an interview day with us. This involves two lightweight technical interviews. In both, you’ll be asked to write some code, but in a much less high-pressure way than your average whiteboard coding interview. The other interview you’ll do is a general “job interview” sort of interview.

We know this is a long day, so we break it up with a free lunch on us (you tell us what you want and we’ll get it here) and a chance to meet some more of the team over the meal.

Afterwards, you’ll get a decision from us and the chance to get feedback about your interview performance.

If this sounds like an opportunity for you, send an email to hiring@cord.com with a link to your CV/profile, and – crucially – what’s a cool tech fact you’ve learned recently. 😀

Published

Aug 3rd, 2022

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