Software Engineers - Internship

  • Seattle, WA
  • Full-time

Company Description

WhitePages is the leading provider of contact information for people and businesses in the U.S. With over 50 million unique monthly users and powering over 2 billion searches per year across sites that include WhitePages.com and 411.com, WhitePages offers consumers one-click access to more than 200 million adults. Our suite of mobile products includes a top-50 mobile website and popular Android and iPhone apps with over 9 million active monthly users. Driven by a spirit of innovation and a commitment to delivering value to consumers and businesses, WhitePages has been profitable since incorporation in 2000.

We value working in small, empowered teams and working with the best people. If you would like to contribute in important ways to a powerful service used by millions of people every month, please contact us so we can talk about available opportunites.

Job Description

We're a small company with a big vision, and we work as a cohesive team to make that vision a reality. We don't believe in mind-numbing org charts or office politics. We do believe in taking risks, working hard, and having lots and lots of fun.

At WhitePages we reach over 50 million monthly users and manage billions of data points with just 125 employees, which means you will have a direct impact on the health of our business and the end user. Our small size also means we're each expected to think two steps ahead at all times, stay on the bleeding edge of technology and make recommendations that drive product decisions.

Our interns are given a specific problem to solve at the beginning of the summer.  During your summer internship you will propose and implement a solution to that problem.  In the last week you will be given the opportunity to present to our engineering org on some technical aspect of your project.  Our challenges range from integrating a new product line to solving really big data problems.

You won’t be getting someone’s coffee in this internship.  Expect to see your code shipped.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Write high-performance, maintainable code that is easy to read and well-documented
  • Write automated tests to thoroughly validate the correctness of your code
  • Come ready to learn from some of the best and brightest in the industry
  • Work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic and fast moving team
  • Be effective in a team environment working with fellow engineers and product management

Qualifications

  • Computer Science Major or equivalent
  • Demonstrated passion for software engineering and learning new technologies
  • Experience writing well-tested software
  • Fluency in one or more languages such as Java, Ruby, Scala, Python, C#/C++/C
  • Understanding of OO design, algorithms, and data structures
  • Demonstrated high-achiever through strong academic record
  • Aptitude to quickly learn new languages and technologies as necessary

Additional Information

We're headquartered in the heart of downtown Seattle, but also have offices in midtown Manhattan and Budapest Hungary. We have strong company values and culture and would love to share why ours is an opportunity worth considering. We appreciate and respect diversity, and are an equal opportunity employer.

For more information, please visit www.whitepagesinc.com