Software Engineer Intern

Arlington, VA, United States

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Hobsons connects learning to life by matching students to opportunity across a lifetime of education decisions. Nearly 60% of first-year college students find they aren’t prepared for college, despite being technically eligible for it. Employers are also finding that students are not being properly prepared for the workforce in key areas. We aim to change that by delivering college and career readiness solutions that help bridge the gap between college access and completion by engaging students throughout their educational journey.


Software Engineer Intern


Job Summary

Do you want to showcase your development skillset? Do you want to learn and enhance your fullstack capabilities in building SaaS product that is used by millions of students nationwide? Do you want to apply what you have learned in the classroom to solving real world technical challenges?

We are looking for a Software Engineering Intern to join our growing product development team for the summer. The intern at Hobsons will be involved in development projects for our market-leading K-12 SaaS application. Your work will focus on using standard object-oriented design patterns to design and develop web services, with additional opportunities for contributions throughout the entire application stack (from the data layer to the presentation layer).

We are seeking candidates that have a knack for learning, strong development experience, and who are passionate about the latest industry trends and innovations occurring in SaaS products.


This position will be located in: Arlington, VA (Clarendon metro)


Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Participate in complete Software Development Lifecycle as a member of an Agile Scrum Team
  • Design, develop, and test software components using modern technologies
  • Collaborate with other team members to incorporate best practices and innovations into our products
  • Leverage team development standards, patterns, and design principles in daily activities
  • Stay current on technology trends and identify ways to innovate our products in the education space


Minimum Qualifications

  • Completed at least 2 years of post-secondary education pursuing B.S. in Computer Science or related field
  • Knowledge of working in an Agile Scrum environment
  • Experience using Java and modern JavaScript (ReactJS, NodeJS) frameworks
  • Experience using MySQL
  • Strong communication skills
  • Must have availability for 35 hours/week
  • Must be able to travel to and from the office on your own accord


Our employees are a direct reflection of our business. Diverse and talented, we are passionate about the power of education and proactive in seeking new challenges and innovations.

But the most exciting part of Hobsons is where we are headed. We believe the biggest ideas are yet to come. We are well positioned for the future with a growing workforce, international expansion, increasing revenue, creative thinking and new opportunities.

We actively foster a corporate culture that rewards employee excellence and encourages community service. 

To view our comprehensive list of total rewards benefits, please visit  To learn more about Hobsons, and our products: Naviance, Intersect, and Starfish, visit our corporate web site at and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.


Ability to document identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of original appointment as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements.


Note: U.S. Citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor at this time.


Hobsons is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.




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