Software Engineer - New Grad 2020

Our Values: Be 20% Wrong Speed is extremely important in a startup. If we are making no mistakes, it means, quite simply, that we’re not moving fast enough. We also believe that mistakes are the primary means of learning. At Bolt, a 20% error rate is not only permissible, but expected. Be Fearless Fear is the primary motivator of human action. It drives people to seek safety and complacency, causing aversion to risk and change. However, it’s risk and change that advances the human race. We believe that risk and change are required to transform digital commerce.  Chase 10x, Not 10% The only way a startup can outcompete corporations with 100x employees is by leveraging its force multipliers of talent, ambition, and creativity. Large corporations focus on 10% optimizations to generate millions in revenue. As a startup, we must consistently chase the 10x opportunities. All or Nothing We’re not here to advance our professional careers or for a financial outcome. We’re here because we’re obsessed with changing the world and becoming the best versions of ourselves. And we trust that, if we are true to our obsession, everything else will fall into place. This obsession drives us to make “All or Nothing” decisions about who we hire or what problem we tackle. Keep it Simple Worship of complexity has drowned the modern world. Simple solutions are harder to come by, but they are worth their weight in gold. Simplicity enables speed, reduces cost, and allows for faster learning. Win as a Team At Bolt, we want everyone to be successful in their pursuits. We know that our peers’ successes are tied to ours. And their triumphs, whether personal, professional, or otherwise, will benefit the company and us as individuals in the long term. Perks: -Work with a world-class team -Significant equity at a fast-growing company -Ownership and autonomy over substantial projects -Generous medical, dental and vision benefits for you and your family -Parental leave -Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a fully stocked kitchen -Flexible vacation policyParking and transit benefits, including safe and last mile rides -401(k) -Relocation support -An office filled with energy and optimism Bolt is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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Your Role at Bolt

Payment infrastructure on the internet is fragmented and broken. Bolt is building a future where sending payments is as easy as sending messages. To do this, we’ve redesigned payments from the ground up. Bolt makes online commerce easy, secure, ethical, and efficient for all parties. To solve such a large problem, we’ve put together an incredible team and are selectively adding to it.

Ecommerce infrastructure on the internet is fragmented and broken. Bolt is a world-class buying experience available for all online businesses. We're building a future where retailers can eliminate the massive operational overhead and technical debt associated with online checkout and payments, and where customers can buy instantly and securely across the internet. To solve such a large problem, we've put together an incredible team and are selectively adding to it. Play a mission-critical role in developing the future of online commerce. We are looking for a creative, passionate individual who love building great things. Companies and consumers alike will rely heavily on what you build. You’ll have a ton of trust and responsibility. So, if challenges excite you, and you’re ready for a big one, let us know. As a New Grad Software Engineer, you will work in a fast paced engineering team. You'll build incredible experiences for our merchants, build robust and scalable plugins and SDKs the integration to help clients go-live faster.

You will

  • Architect the end-to-end experience for key Bolt features
  • Solve engineering problems of scale
  • Move fast, learn, and continuously iterate
  • Work with product & design to build incredible experiences
  • Play an important part in determining our roadmap
  • Shape our company's engineering culture
  • Take ownership, champion best practices, and ensure adherence to the highest technical standards

About you

  • Incredible work ethic
  • Passionate about building user-centric products
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to think on your feet and respond effectively


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant technical discipline
  • Prior internship experience
  • Less than 1 year industry experience (excluding internships)
  • Must be graduated on or before May 2020