Intern & Evolve

Start the career of a lifetime at Cockroach Labs

Impactful Experiences

Our interns and early career engineers are empowered to take on real responsibility and become integral members of our technical staff. At Cockroach Labs you’ll push code, develop new features, and help drive the direction of our technical work.

Expert Mentorship

The world-class engineering team behind CockroachDB is excited to coach the next generation of great technologists. During your time here, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from industry experts.

Build, Thrive, Grow

We take supporting Roachers early in their careers seriously— we believe in giving our people the tools they need to succeed, the trust needed to do meaningful work, and the flexibility to find balance.

Blog Highlights

How Cockroach Labs Gives Back: Matching Bonuses, In Lieu of Swag

Cockroach Labs was recently named on both Crain’s and Built in NYC’s “Best Places to Work” lists. In the published blurbs, they talk …

How Cockroach Labs Supports Work-From-Home During COVID-19

As a startup, our policies and processes constantly evolve. All content in this post is true at the time of publication. For the most up-to-date …

How CockroachDB Combats Unconscious Bias

Before meeting a candidate, your brain has already started playing some unconscious games. You get excited if you see a candidate who went to the same …

Navigating the Exercise-Based Interview

Interviewing at Cockroach Labs comes with a twist. The interviewing process is unconventional by design—especially for non-engineering positions. The …

FAQs

We host interns and new grads year round!
Winter (January start) internships - August the previous year
Summer (May/June start) internships - August the previous year
Fall (September start) internships - March of the year
New Grads/Early Career SWE - August the previous year
Interns - Currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science/related technical field or Coding Bootcamp program, you have past experience working on production-level code and you are genuinely interested in Cockroach Labs' mission and are excited to use CockroachDB in your projects

New Grad's - Graduating with a degree in Computer Science/related technical field or Coding Bootcamp program, A passion working on complex technical products and have exposure to distributed systems, databases, etc, and a genuine interest in Cockroach Labs' mission and are excited to use CockroachDB in your projects.

Early Career SWE - Similar to the above! But you have less than 3 years of industry experience
Once you fill out your application our team will review it and see if there is a fit for an internship or full time position. If we're interested the team will follow up with the following steps:
  • Internships
    • Recruiter screen 
    • Technical Coding Video Interview 
    • Technical Coding Video Interview 
  • Full Time Positions
    • Backend SWE
    • Recruiter screen 
    • Phase 1: 
      • System Design 
      • Technical Coding Interview 
    • Phase 2: 
      • Technical Coding Interview 
      • Technical Coding Interview 
      • Coffee Chat with a PM
    • Fullstack/Frontend SWE 
    • Recruiter screen 
    • Phase 1: 
      • Choose your own adventure "presentation"
      • Technical Coding Interview 
    • Phase 2" 
      • Application Design 
      • Technical Coding Interview 
      • Coffee Chat with a PM 
Do you hire international students? 

Yes! You must have legal work authorization to work in the country (US or Canada) where you perform your internship or position. Our HR team will work with you to ensure we can support your work sponsorship for your internship or full time position.

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