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Engineering Internships

| Greater LA Area

Read something interesting online today? There's a good chance it reached you because of our technology.

Taboola is the world's leading content discovery platform, serving 360B recommendations to over 1B unique visitors each month on the web's most innovative publisher sites, including NBC, USA Today, The Weather Channel, Tribune and Fox Sports.

Our LA R&D team builds Taboola Newsroom, an innovating editorial tool powered by Taboola’s predictive engine and massive data set of over 1B internet users. Taboola Newsroom helps writers, editors and special-interest teams make informed decisions to increase readership.

Taboola's R&D Team in Downtown LA is seeking to hire it's next group of interns across multiple groups including our Frontend, Backend, DevOps, and Data Science teams. We are hiring for both the Winter/Spring term of 2020 as well as for the Summer of 2020. If you are interested in applying for any of the following internships please select from the drop down menu below which internship interests you and what 

Here is an insight into what our Backend Software Engineer interns tackle throughout their internships: 

Our Backend Engineer interns will learn and work on projects alongside our frontend and backend engineers from inception through production release and user acceptance. You will get to contribute to backend Java-based web applications and big data pipelines. Our interns will learn our agile SCRUM process, coding standards and business use cases. 

RequirementsBS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent enrolled student or graduate. We may consider self-taught individuals with previous development experience. Fluency in one of the major programming languages such as Java/C++/Python. Experience with SQL and/or NoSQL. Exposure to any of the following big data tools: Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, HBase, etc.

Here is an insight into what our Frontend Software Engineer interns tackle throughout their internships: 

Our Frontend Engineer interns will create web applications that are used at publishers around the world and provide real time analytics, topic insights, and homepage automation. 

Requirements: Experience with basic web development using HTML/HTML5, Cookies/Local Storage, CSS/CSS3, AJAX communication and DOM manipulation with JavaScript. Experience with efficient core data structures usage, object oriented design and asynchronous programming. Working knowledge or previous experience of SQL and No SQL database design and data handling is a plus.

Here is an insight into what our DevOps Engineer interns will tackle throughout their internship: 

Our DevOps interns will work with our DevOps team to add monitoring, tools, and processes to prevent integration issues with Taboola’s clients. They will also build out new tools to monitor and facilitate robust product deployments. Ultimately our interns will work with our R&D teams to build process and administrative tools for the Operations team to execute product deployments.

Requirements: BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent enrolled students or graduates. Experience with or exposure to scripting & coding (Bash, Javascript, Groovy). Experience or exposure using Jenkins. Experience with or exposure to implementing and supporting internet-based applications/web servers. Knowledge or exposure to Kubernetes, Nomad, Docker

Here is an insight into what our Data Science interns will tackle throughout their internship: 

Our Data Science interns will work with our Data Science team to identify data science solutions for various product initiatives, design and build predictive customer behavior models for targeting and personalization, and implement applicable Machine Learning or statistics based algorithms for predictions and optimizations. Our interns will learn, design, build and support algorithms of data transformation, conversion, computation on Hadoop, Spark and other distributed big data systems. 

RequirementsBS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent enrolled students or graduates. Prior internships or experience in statistics, data mining and predictive modeling. Programming experience in Java/Scala and/or Python. Experience with Hadoop stack (HIVE, Pig, Hadoop streaming) and MapReduce preferred. Experience implementing real-time machine learning and data mining algorithms

Taboola is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity in all forms. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and believe such an environment is critical for success. Employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need


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Taboola is located in DTLA, just steps from Pershing Square with a plethora of bars and restaurants nearby. We're easily accessible via LA Metro.

An Insider's view of Taboola

What makes someone successful on your team?

We look for individuals with a strong sense of self, who are inquisitive and passionate about their work. Someone who is a self-motivated team player, who is also inspired by the impact their work has on the team is successful.

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How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Every employee brings a level of passion with them to work, a willingness to take on a certain level of risk. We talk weekly about our values, our failures, and victories, making it perfectly okay to fail, but to make those failures learning experiences so that we can continue to improve and focus on (ninja style) execution.



How does the company support your career growth?

I'm part of a team that genuinely wants to help me grow as an engineer. I'm challenged every day to build products with the latest technologies, such as machine learning, at massive scale. Everyone really feels like family, with a genuine investment in you, personally and professionally.


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What are Taboola Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
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Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
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Some Meals Provided
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