Developer Intern

About Glimmer

Glimmer is a Carnegie Mellon University startup with the objective to represent and empower those of us with ignored hair textures in the beauty and hair industries. We are building a booking app and community platform focused on servicing those with these ignored hair textures in the Pittsburgh area and eventually beyond. It is our mission to build a sustainable marketplace that empowers under-represented consumers and to fill the cultural void in the hair care and intersecting industries.

The point of the Glimmer app is to connect clients and stylists based on the client’s needs and expectations. We give clients the tools to make better decisions on who to trust with their hair and provide stylists with low-maintenance marketing tools to improve their brand, all while establishing an online, afro-centric hair community.

You can read more about us at


As Glimmer’s Developer Intern, in collaboration with the Chief Technology Architect, you will help develop the first version of Glimmer. As a part of a budding startup, you’ll get a chance to help develop the app from the ground up while also getting experience in building mobile applications for scale.


  • Software development experience in one or more general-purpose programming languages

  • Experience working with two or more from the following: web application development, mobile application

  • development, information retrieval, machine learning, and/or design patterns

  • Healthy code conduct and code design

  • Knowledge of source control (ie. git)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of at least one of the following programming languages: Java, Python, Javascript, Ruby, and/or React Native

  • A person successful in this role is likely to be:

  • Detail-oriented and organized

  • Reliable and a strong communicator

  • Enjoys challenges

  • Passionate about making a difference in the Black hair care industry

  • Likes to have fun :)

As we are still a young startup, this is not a paid position. You will be able to work remotely and at your own pace.

We will review your application upon submission and you can expect to hear back from us by 9/24. Thank you for your interest in joining Glimmer!

Contact us at with any questions.