Software Engineer Intern (Winter 2022) - United States at Coursera

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Coursera was launched in 2012 by two Stanford Computer Science professors, Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, with a mission to provide universal access to world-class learning. It is now one of the largest online learning platforms in the world, with 87 million registered learners as of June 30, 2021. Coursera partners with over 200 leading university and industry partners to offer a broad catalog of content and credentials, including Guided Projects, courses, Specializations, certificates, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Institutions around the world use Coursera to upskill and reskill their employees, citizens, and students in many high-demand fields, including data science, technology, and business. Coursera became a B Corp in February 2021.

Coursera’s Engineering teams are responsible for maintaining a scalable and reliable platform. Engineering works to build interactive products for the worldwide learner community. As an engineer at Coursera, you will be empowered to build well-engineered products that shape new platform features and advance our technical infrastructure. You will be encouraged to build reliable, scalable, testable, and efficient systems.

This internship will run from January 3 to April 22. During the 16 weeks internship, you'll be embedded as a member of a small Engineering team and paired with a mentor on your team. You will have the guidance, environment, and the responsibility of deploying your projects to production. You will work on real projects, features, and updates that will affect millions of learners worldwide!

Check out life at Coursera on The Muse! 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a B.A./B.S. Degree or higher in Computer Science, or related technical field
  • Must be currently enrolled in a full time degree program and returning to the program after the completion of the internship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong competencies in data structures, algorithms and software design
  • Demonstrated software engineer experience via an internship, work experience, school projects or coding competitions.
  • Self-motivated, smart, hands-on, relentlessly focused on impact, and able to operate under a great deal of independence

Coursera is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected class.

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, please contact us at [email protected]

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • GraphQLLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • JestFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • LookerAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign

An Insider's view of Coursera

What projects are you most excited about?

Even with strong demand signals and robust data, for higher education institutions, deciding to launch online programs is a departure from tradition and full of unknowns. I like the challenge of talking them through that transformation.

Shantelle

Associate Director, University Partnerships

What are Coursera Perks + Benefits

Coursera Benefits Overview

We’re focused on helping Courserians live well and do their best work, so we continue to expand our collection of benefits and perks as we grow the company together.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Coursera is able to serve refugees and vulnerable populations around the globe by working directly with governments and nonprofits like Upwardly Global, Kiron, and the Syrian Youth Assembly.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Courserians plan and host Make-a-thon events twice a year, which are a cornerstone of our innovative culture.
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Courserians build community with groups like Hola for Latinx employees, Queersera for LGBTQ+ Courserians, BOLD for Black colleagues, AI for Asian Courserians, [email protected], and a Parents ERG.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Courserians globally get free and confidential access to counseling services.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Coursera covers the cost of tuition so you can earn a free master’s degree on the platform and develop new skills. That’s on top of lifelong access to courses and certificates.

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