BookBub Careers

Join our team and help us connect readers to books and authors they'll love.

Who we are

BookBub is one of the fastest-growing consumer tech startups in Boston. Millions of readers use our products every day to find great books, and our service empowers thousands of leading publishers and authors to drive sales and find new fans. We’re expanding our team to address the challenges and opportunities of the publishing industry while continuing to help readers find stories and authors they’ll love. Check out BookBub and our audiobooks retailing platform, Chirp, and learn more about what to expect working at BookBub.

Our co-op program

You'll join us for a full-time, competitively paid co-op at our office in Kendall Square for about six months in the second half of 2020.

You'll work with a small team of engineers to implement real features used by our readers, authors, and publishers. You'll take on big challenges and collaborate across the company to ship complete, end-to-end solutions. You’ll potentially work on projects across both BookBub and our new audiobooks retailing platform, Chirp ( 

Please note: we’re seeking candidates from the Class of 2022.

Our engineering philosophy

We organize into small cross-functional teams that are deeply focused on one product or initiative. Teams are empowered to make product and technology decisions and quickly build the best solutions for our readers, publishers, and authors. We lean heavily on automation, good test coverage, and continuous deployment to ensure we’re constantly getting rapid feedback from our users, and follow the approach of starting small, shipping often, and deferring unnecessary complexity. We believe that we build better products when our teammates have a variety of perspectives and experiences, so we care a lot about creating a supportive and inclusive environment.

During your co-op, you will:

  • Receive one-on-one mentorship and training from experienced engineers who are dedicated to helping you grow quickly
  • Learn the tools we use, and deepen your understanding if you already know them: Rails, React.js, Clojure, Postgres, Redis, AWS, and more
  • Engage in many deep technical discussions with friendly and talented engineers
  • Ship code to production almost every day via our continuous deployment pipeline
  • Use automated tests and monitoring to ensure code works as expected and runs correctly in production
  • Work on high-scale systems used by millions of people
  • Complete your co-op with the skills and experience to be a professional software engineer at a top-tier tech company

What we're looking for:

  • You're pursuing an undergraduate degree in computer science or a related field, with anticipated graduation in 2022
  • You're available to work in person at our office in Cambridge, MA for six months in the second half of 2020 (typically July–December timeline)
  • You've had at least one previous co-op or internship developing software with a team
  • You're comfortable working in at least one general-purpose programming language
  • You've had experience working in at least one general-purpose programming language
  • You enjoy collaborating with others on shared goals
  • You're an effective communicator, both in writing and in person
  • You're able to break complex problems into manageable pieces and efficiently assemble solutions

Your interview experience

Our goal is to create an environment where you can interview at your best. If we can provide any assistance or accommodations during your time with us, please let us know at All requests are treated as privately as possible and have no impact on candidate eligibility.


BookBub strives to be an inclusive workplace and we value learning from different perspectives. We seek to foster an environment filled with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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