Backend Engineer Fall/Summer Internship

| Greater LA Area
We're a small startup with really big ambitions. Our goal at Raya is to inspire trust and connections online, so people are empowered to meet offline. We believe that value-driven communities create a strong sense of belonging, which inspire more learning, sharing, and compassion. That's why we're on a mission to foster quality, real-world connection. We believe in individuality, creativity, and sharing stories. We believe that using technology to meet someone should feel safe and exciting. We value respect, kindness, and trust. We believe that people here are not users. They are members of community, free to express themselves in any way they chose. We believe in meeting someone who can change a life. 
Raya is looking for candidates who are fast learners and are eager to learn and make a big impact. You will be working closely with an engineering team of 3-5 people, helping to build out features and fix bugs on our backend. You will have the opportunity to gain experience in RESTful API development, databases & ORMs, teamwork experience, javascript, unit testing and docker. 

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with javascript
  • Some understanding of databases (either SQL or Mongo)
  • Knowledge of HTTP requests & RESTful practices
  • Strong communicator
  • Comfortable spending time in terminal/bash
  • Source control (git)

Ideal Qualifications

  • AWS or other cloud platform experience
  • NodeJS experience
  • Unit Testing or TDD
  • HTML & CSS (or ember)

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases


Raya is centrally located in Los Angeles. Our office is nestled among some of LA's best known sites, including LACMA and the Grove.

What are Raya Perks + Benefits

Raya Benefits Overview

We have all the basics: health, vision, and dental insurance, unlimited vacation days, and lunch and dinner at the office. We're also invested in your personal growth, which means we'll give you a budget for international travel each year and support any educational initiatives.

Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Daily Stand-up
Open Door Policy
Team-Owned Deliverables
Team-Based Strategic Planning
Open Office Floor Plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Raya's health insurance policy covers up to 99% of out of pocket expenses.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
We have a quarterly company off-sites. Past off-sites include Ojai and Palm Springs.
Free Daily Meals
Employees get free lunch every day.
Stocked Kitchen
Fully stocked kitchen with all your favorite snacks.
We offer employees free on-site valet parking.
Relocation Assistance
Our relocation assistance plan offers a maximum reimbursement of $5000.
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from Within
Online Course Subscriptions Available
Customized Development Tracks
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