Back End Engineering Intern - Summer 2022

Engineering Park City, Utah


Position at Backcountry

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

**Applications open until December 3rd. We will start reviewing and reaching out to candidates in early December**

At Backcountry, we are looking for passionate students who are eager to learn while solving real work software challenges. We offer you a complete experience on every stage of the software development lifecycle, you will work with our product owners and business partners to identify their needs and define their requirements, work with an experienced engineering team to design the solution, implement it, release it and also complement your great work by automating your solution monitoring. 

As an intern, you will play an integral role in improving our customers shopping experience and contribute to Backcountry’s continued success. You’ll work across our systems building features that enhance our site at a scale of millions of visits/month, optimizing business critical code and gathering and processing data to make sense of it.

We work within Java, Scala, NodeJS, Perl and Python, building robust applications running in Spring, Camel and other Frameworks, using database engines just like PostgreSQL, MongoDB among others. You will find a variety of architectures and scalable patterns in our high demand services and applications.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Build best in class solutions based on a solid foundation with market standard technologies.
  • Develop microservices, business tools and different types of backend jobs  supporting our websites and business. 
  •  Raise the bar. Share your ideas and experience with other engineers, and advocate for best practices, great usability and exceptional quality.
  •  Work with product managers to understand the users, their requirements and design scalable solutions to thrill customers.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Must be a Junior or Senior standing in an undergraduate program
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States 
  • Passionate about backend technologies, systems architectures, platforms, design patterns and frameworks such as Spring, Spring Boot, CAMEL.
  • Passionate about designing and building software in any of the different object oriented and dynamic languages such as Java, Scala, Python and Perl.
  • Knowledge of different data storage mechanisms (Relational Databases, Cloud Storage, NoSQL).
  • Knowledge of back-end development and scalability of web applications. 
  • Familiar with microservice architectures.
  • Passion for test driven development, modular designs, and shipping quality code.
  • Comfortable in a continuous delivery environment. 
  • Comfortable with automation tools and infrastructure as code.

 

ABOUT BACKCOUNTRY

Seek it. Find it. Send it. We help customers seek the perfect gear for their backcountry, find their awe, and send it their way. Through our five brands—Backcountry, Competitive Cyclist, MotoSport, Bergfreunde, and Steep&Cheap—we give our customers the gear, knowledge, and inspiration they need to chase life’s greatest moments. We foster local outdoor communities around the locations of our expanding number of retail stores, and we’re actively creating a more inclusive and equitable outdoors for all through our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives.

We’re a company of Gearheads and we offer personalized expertise at every level of the organization. This means we curate the best assortment of premium gear and apparel, a premium shopping experience, personalized Gearhead advice, super-fast and accurate fulfillment, and aspirational and informative content.

We take growth and personal fulfillment seriously. For our employees—aka, our Herd—this means career growth potential and the ability to take ownership and make an impact daily. We offer perks like an exceptional gear discount, an annual summer Adventure Contest, summer barbecues, and a pet-friendly office. 

When you join the Backcountry Herd, you join a crew that is passionate about their jobs and equally stoked on the outdoors. Pre-dawn skintrack laps are the norm, MTB rides are our lunch break, and you’ll regularly find coworkers hitting the trail together post-work. Benefits are competitive and include medical, dental, vision, and disability & life insurance, paid maternity and paternity leave, 401(k) matching, Flexible Spending or Health Savings Account.