Backend Engineering, Apprenticeship

Fetch Rewards (View all Jobs)

Madison, WI

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Interview Process

1. Short take-home project 2. 50 min screening interview that includes discussion of project 3. 5 hr (w/ breaks) final interview that involves speaking with your future manager and a non-technical product manager, a real-world coding problem, and high-level and low-level system design problems.

Programming Languages Mentioned

Python, JavaScript, Swift, SQL, Java


What we’re building and why we’re building it. 

There’s a reason Fetch is ranked top 10 in Shopping in the App Store. Every day, millions of people earn Fetch Points buying brands they love. From the grocery aisle to the drive-through, Fetch makes saving money fun. We’re more than just a build-first tech unicorn. We’re a revolutionary shopping platform where brands and consumers come together for a loyalty-driving, points-exploding, money-saving party.

Join a fast-growing, founder-led technology company that’s still only in its early innings. Ranked one of America’s Best Startup Employers by Forbes two years in a row, Fetch is building a people-first culture rooted in trust and accountability. How do we do it? By empowering employees to think big, challenge ideas, and find new ways to bring the fun to Fetch. So what are you waiting for? Apply to join our rocketship today!

Fetch is an equal employment opportunity employer.

The Role:

Fetch’s next step in evolving the shopping experience will require growing the engineering team. We’re looking for Backend Engineering Apprentices to contribute immediately and work on real features that impact our customers and partners. You will build highly performant backend services to integrate seamlessly with our data stores, message queues, mobile and web platforms, and other systems. You’ll be working on a small, multi-functional team that may include other engineers, a designer, product manager, data scientist and other roles. Success in this role requires the ability to take on challenging problems and design & develop an amazing solution with light mentorship of an experienced team member. You must be able to work full time hours immediately upon being hired, we are not hiring for the future, we are hiring for today. 

The ideal candidate:

  • High level languages (Go, Java, Python, Node.js)
  • An understanding of functional or object-oriented programming
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • A desire to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment
  • Effective communication, including the ability to translate and explain technical issues to non-technical team members
  • You have experience with:
    • Object oriented or functional programming languages
    • Relational and eventually consistent databases (MongoDB, Postgres, MySQL)
    • Version control system (Git)
    • Test writing and quality assurance
    • System Design
  • Bonus Points:
    • Full-stack development (Kotlin, Javascript, React, Swift)
    • Messages queue and event streaming (Kafka, Kinesis, Redis Streams)
    • Continuous development
    • In-memory data stores and caches (Redis, Memcache)
    • Distributed systems
Apprenticeship Facts:
  • This is a 3 month program where you will be given challenging and meaningful work
  • You will gain incredible experience and grow as an engineer
  • There is no expectation that this role will convert to a full time employee
  • $40 per hour
  • 40 hours per week of work, minimum
  • There are no health benefits during the apprenticeship
  • We don’t sponsor H1Bs on an Apprenticeship due to legal limitations
  • Get an onboarding buddy on your 1st day
  • FREE: Mac laptop, monitors, etc. whatever is needed to be successful!
  • Work on the same projects as our perm employees, you are not treated any differently!

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