Returnship Program, Software Engineer at DoorDash

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The Path Forward Return to Work program at DoorDash is a 16- week paid returnship for experienced professionals returning to the workforce after taking time off for caregiving. The program is open to women and men who have at least 5 years of professional experience and have been out of the paid workforce for at least two years to focus on caring for a child or other dependent. If you meet these criteria, we welcome you to apply.

About the team

At DoorDash, we are excited to be part of the Path Forward program because we appreciate the skills you can offer, the perspective you provide, and the contributions you will make. This program offers you a chance to revamp your skills, update your resume with new experiences, and make connections with other women and men transitioning back to the workforce. It also offers support through Path Forward, a nonprofit organization on a mission to empower people who’ve been focused on caregiving transition back to the paid workforce.

About the role

At DoorDash, product engineers work at the intersection of product and infrastructure to scale and operate the backend services and architecture supporting product functionality. Our talented engineers are vital to creating and maintaining a 24x7, no downtime, global infrastructure system that powers the DoorDash three-sided marketplace made up of consumers, merchants, and dashers. At DoorDash you will be challenged to evaluate and execute on these tradeoffs to make the most impact on the company.

What you'll do

  • Develop, release and run large-scale web applications
  • Develop and define the backend architecture and tech stack for a product area
  • Improve performance, reliability, stability, scalability and security for our backend systems
  • Be involved in transitioning our monolithic codebase to a microservice-based architecture

What we're looking for

  • You have a B.S., M.S., or PhD. in Computer Science or equivalent
  • You have at least 5 years of professional experience and have been out of the paid workforce for at least 2 years to focus on other priorities
  • You have prior experience working with backend tech stacks
  • You’re able to analyze and improve efficiency, scalability, and stability of system resources
  • You’re high-energy, confident and innately curious--you’re not afraid to ask questions to fully understand the scope of what it will take to succeed
  • You’re an owner--you’re driven, focused, and quick to take ownership of your work
  • You’re growth-minded--you’re eager to expand your skill set and excited to carve out your career path in a hyper-growth setting
  • You desire making a profound impact--you’re ready to take on a lot of responsibility and work collaboratively with your team
  • You have experience building large scale, real-time applications (ideal)
  • You’re a contributor to open source projects (ideal)

Why you’ll love doing a returnship with DoorDash

  • We are a successful, fast-growing technology & data-driven company at the forefront of the logistics space
  • We are committed to our Customers, Merchants and Dashers and connected through our vision of “Delivering Good”
  • We are leaders - Leadership is not limited to our management team. It’s something everyone at DoorDash embraces and embodies.
  • We are doers - We believe the only way to predict the future is to build it. Creating solutions that will lead our company and our industry is what we do -- on every project, every day. 
  • We are learning - We’re not afraid to dig in and uncover the truth, even if it’s scary or inconvenient. Everyone here is continually learning on the job, no matter if we’ve been in a role for one year or one minute.
  • We are customer obsessed - Our mission is to grow and empower local economies. We are committed to our customers, merchants, and dashers and believe in connecting people with possibility.
  • We are all DoorDash - The magic of DoorDash is our people, together making our inspiring goals attainable and driving us to greater heights. 
  • We offer great compensation packages and comprehensive health benefits.
  • We offer competitive compensation packages and comprehensive health benefits
  • You will be proud to say that you work for DoorDash and will know that the work you do brings joy to our clients every day 

About DoorDash

DoorDash is a technology company that connects customers with their favorite local and national businesses in over 4,000 cities and all 50 states across the United States and Canada. Founded in 2013, DoorDash empowers merchants to grow their businesses by offering on-demand delivery, data-driven insights, and better in-store efficiency, providing delightful experiences from door to door. By building the last-mile delivery infrastructure for local cities, DoorDash is bringing communities closer, one doorstep at a time. Read more on the DoorDash blog or at www.doordash.com.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion

We’re committed to growing and empowering a more inclusive community within our company, industry, and cities. That’s why we hire and cultivate diverse teams of the best and brightest from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe that true innovation happens when everyone has room at the table and the tools, resources, and opportunity to excel.

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Location

Our office is located in the SOMA district, walking distance to many restaurants, bars, and public transportation.

What are DoorDash Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 16 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
DoorDash reimburses employees up to $75 per month on fitness activities.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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