Software Developer Intern (Spring 2022)

Remote   |   Internship

About bird&be

The current fertility experience is broken, and we want your help fixing it. We offer personalized fertility kits, designed to help our customer's optimize their outcomes, no matter the stage of their journey. With rising infertility rates, our kits will help educate our customers on their fertility health early, and help them take action with personalized supplements and prescription medication that is scientifically proven to impact outcomes. All delivered together in a beautiful box right to their doorstep.

We are a very early stage startup, and are building a brilliant team that is excited to help solve this complex problem. 

The Opportunity

As a Software Developer Intern, you’ll be working on the frontend/backend or both, of our web application and eCommerce store. You'll be working very closely with the lead developer, and our designers on a day-to-day basis. 

Over the course of the internship, you will have the opportunity to do and learn various things such as :

  • Deploying changes to production on a regular basis

  • Building out new components and features in React

  • Polishing our store presence on BigCommerce via native Javascript, Typescript, HTML and SCSS

  • Performing code reviews, bug fixes, and writing tests

  • Building out new logic for our recommendations algorithms in NextJS

  • Learning tips and tricks needed to make an online store successful through SEO Optimization, Performance Monitoring, and Error Reporting

  • A Completely Remote First Opportunity

This job is funded by the Government of Canada's Student Work Placement Program. To be eligible you must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a protected person defined by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Salary: $20 - 30 CAD/hr

Is this the right fit?

  • Currently enrolled in a post-secondary program and looking for an 4 or 8 month internship for the Spring 2022 Term.  

  • You’re comfortable working with minimal oversight and direct management

  • You want to be part of a small, very early stage startup that is having a massive impact on people's lives. You are self motivated, love to collaborate, and resourceful. 

  • We are dealing with a very emotional (and sometimes traumatic) subject matter for our customers, so your empathy must run high. 

  • You’re looking to take responsibility and ownership of a product, that you’ll have a big impact on from the onset

The Skillset

  • Experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript is required

  • Experience with React is required

  • Experience with Next.js is a nice to have

  • Experience with Typescript is a nice to have

  • 1 or more completed internships is preferred

The Current Tech Stack

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  • BigCommerce (E-Commerce Platform)

  • PostgreSQL

  • PrismaORM

  • Jest

  • Docker

  • NextJS

  • React

  • TypeScript/Javascript


  • Github Actions

  • Vercel

  • Figma

The Interview Process

  1. Virtual Chat with our Senior Developer

  • A quick non-technical 15 - 20 minute chat to determine if there’s a good fit on both sides
  1. Take home Challenge OR a Project Review

  • Show us your technical chops with a short < 3 hours technical take-home challenge 

    • OR

  • Show us a project you’ve built before, with source code publicly accessible

  1. Challenge/Project Review with the Developer

  • Go over project details in a 45 - 60 minute casual conversation

  1. Meeting with COO

  2. Offer

Any Questions?

Have more questions? Feel free to reach us at

The Bird&Be Story

We've walked this fertility journey too.

We've experienced first hand how frustrating the fertility journey can be, and there are a lot of things we wish we knew sooner. For starters, it’s not that easy, but also, there are lots of things you can do to optimize your body for success. 

We offer fertility-supporting products and services to help you do just that, without leaving your home and no matter what stage of the journey you’re in.

All of this will be done under a brand umbrella that resonates with our customer base. We see a future that is different than the current "family planning" aisles filled with blue and white boxes, plastered with photos of white babies on them. Our brand will reflect the modern millennial. Less First Response, more Glossier and Knix

Bird&Be is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and will work with you to meet your needs. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please don’t hesitate to reach out! We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds and perspectives. 

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