Summer 2023 marked an important time in ZipRecruiter history – welcoming our first official cohort of 13 software engineering interns! Our interns worked across a variety of collaborative efforts helping improve the product for both job seekers and employers. Though our tech organization is primarily remote, it was a true return to the office post-COVID for our interns. They were onboard starting in May and got a chance to truly explore what sunny Santa Monica and Los Angeles have to offer – a Dodgers game, Intern Week, a Speaker Series with our Executives, and more!
Our interns truly embodied our core values – all putting excellence above ego, with their hearts in it to fearlessly build towards our goal of actively connecting people to their next great opportunity. We’ve been so lucky to welcome students from different backgrounds with unique perspectives and are excited to spotlight 4 of our amazing interns to share what they’ve been working on the past couple of months!
I was an intern on the mobile team this summer on the Android side. My project was to add popular search filters (a new feature) to the Android app. Through this, I got to see the whole feature development process from implementation all the way to production and even A/B testing it which was really cool. We even tracked the number of clicks the popular search filters were getting and could see how many people were using them!
I developed an integrated tool for our messaging team, consolidating the processes of drafting, previewing, and sending new SMS and email templates. This streamlines our team’s approach, making the development of new messaging features more efficient.
I worked on the Banner Service, a project aiming to centralize the distribution of popup banners across ZipRecruiter’s web pages. The old way of displaying banners wasn’t very easy to use or well documented, so I implemented a new service that combined the functionality of a countless number of smaller services into one.
I worked collaboratively with another intern on developing a centralized banner system. This involved creating a new project using modern tech stacks (such as React.js and Node.js) and reproducing logics from the legacy system, which was coded in Perl and HTML. The banner service is set to benefit stakeholders from various teams across the company.