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 BookBub every day to discover great books, and our service helps thousands of leading publishers and authors drive sales and find new fans. We're constantly growing our team to launch new consumer-facing book discovery features, tools for authors and publishers, and other web and mobile products that address the digital transition of the publishing industry.

Our engineering philosophy

We're seeking enthusiastic, intellectually curious, and hardworking college juniors with diverse skillsets and backgrounds to join our engineering team for an internship during summer 2018. Each intern will work with closely with our full-time engineers on small 2-4 person teams, which have the autonomy to uncover the best solutions to our toughest challenges. We lean heavily on automation 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.

During your internship, you’ll likely:

  • Ship code to production ~100 times via our continuous deployment pipeline

  • Pick up a few new programming techniques and hear about several new technologies from our continually-learning team

  • Build, launch and test several significant new book discovery features

  • Write lots of integration and unit tests (no separate QA team here)

  • Engage in many deep technical discussions with really friendly and talented engineers

  • Tackle at least a couple of tough scaling challenges

  • If you don’t know it already, you’ll learn our stack: Rails, AWS, Postgres, Redshift, React.js, Redis, AWS Lambda, Ansible, Docker, etc

  • Receive one-on-one mentorship and training from experienced engineers who are dedicated to helping you grow quickly

We’re seeking:

  • Bright, inquisitive engineers pursuing a degree in Computer Science or a related field

  • Engineers who love to learn and teach; to be both mentors and mentees

  • Engineers who want to go fast, but at a sustainable pace -- we're building a business with long-term value


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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