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Engineering Intern - Backend

| Chicago

Label Insight is looking for a software engineering intern to learn and grow over the summer. You'll be working with modern cutting edge technology and learning about high performance Java, Python and AWS, to name a few. You'll be a member of a cross functional team and will learn how to build and complete an end to end product solution.

Responsibilities: 

  • You’ll use new and emerging technologies in web and software development.
  • You’ll take responsibility for code quality and use of best practices across the development team through code reviews.
  • You’ll design and develop features with a focus on usability through a close relationship with business owners and a solid understanding of the end user needs.
  • You’ll proactively seek out and help us minimize pain points within our infrastructure, code base and development process.
  • You will be working with Big Data to create optimized digitization of data processes.
  • You’ll be working closely with a development and product team.
  • You’re able to manage your own time, whether working on a team in a collaborative environment or working independently.

Requirements:

  • Experience in object oriented development and familiarity with the following technologies: Java, JSON, Python, RDBMS, Continuous Integration tools (e.g Jenkins)
  • Experience with Java frameworks and tools for example: MVC, Spring and Hibernate
  • Experience integrating with REST APIs is preferred
  • Experience with source control is preferred
  • Any experience with Big Data solutions is a plus
  • Strong attention to detail, good communications skills and a positive attitude

At the end of this internship you will be able to:

  • Gain experience working in a unique startup company environment with an emphasis on collaboration
  • Develop experience working on an end to end product solution
  • Increase software development skills, learning from a team of top engineers
  • Have worked with serverless frameworks such as AWS lambda

Who we are:

Label Insight was founded with the mission of helping consumers understand what’s in the products they use and consume. Today, our world class, venture backed, SaaS data platform is solving transparency for the entire industry. Our unique team is made up of talented engineers and data scientists, who work alongside food science and nutrition experts and product formulation specialists, who enable the enriched attribution capability of our tools. We’ve also attracted top senior executive talent with decades of leadership experience to help manage our rapid growth and scale. Learn more about Label Insight, our culture, and our employees here.

Our Values:

  • Transparency: We’re transparent and open about our work.
  • Collaboration: We’re team players. We support and trust our co-workers, celebrate each other’s wins and learn from each other’s failures. We work to create an environment where everyone can thrive.
  • Iteration and Innovation: We’re not afraid to challenge assumptions, make suggestions for better solutions, try new ideas, or take smart risks. We challenge the status quo, and feel safe to make mistakes knowing we can learn from them rather than repeat them.
  • Intellectual Honesty and Humility: We pursue the best answer, not proving ourselves right. We are aware of our own biases and admit when we’re wrong. We’re willing to ask for help when we need it.
  • Accountability: We take responsibility for our own work quality, problems and solutions, and how our actions affect those around us.
  • Quality Driven: We strive for quality in our work and our approach to our role. We make data-driven decisions.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

Whether you're driving or prefer public transportation, our West Loop location is easy to find!

An Insider's view of Label Insight

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It is amazing to me that transparency is at the center of our product AND our values. I think it is really unique to be at a company that is so open and honest with all of its employees. I feel lucky every day to work for Label Insight where I am surrounded by smart people solving real problems for consumers.

Jessica Brody

Product Manager

What are Label Insight Perks + Benefits

Label Insight Benefits Overview

Our Benefits & Perks:
Company subsidized health insurance
401(k) and commuter benefits
Unlimited paid vacation
Flexible work hours
Maternity/Paternity Leave
Competitive salary and stock options
Kitchen stocked with snacks, drinks, a kegerator and more!
Casual, dog-friendly office
Open-layout work-space
Competitive salary and stock options
Catered team lunches every other week
Regular team events and happy hours

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
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