You

You have a passion for developing large distributed systems to manage data. You may have worked on Massively Parallel Processing [MPP] systems solutions, SQL on Hadoop, in memory grid systems or perhaps even NoSQL systems. Whichever kinds of ‘Big Data’  solutions you’ve worked on, you understand that software that manages data at scale is a little different from other kinds of systems. Solutions that work fine on single nodes with gigabytes of data can fall over when scaled to petabytes of data and thousands of nodes. You relish discovering solutions that perform at scale while preserving the sanctity of customer data. You are curious, love to learn, and love to share your latest discoveries. Above all, you love shipping software as a member of a collaborative team. And you are graduating your current academic program in 2018 or 2019. 

Us

At Pivotal, our mission is to enable customers to build a new class of applications, leveraging big and fast data, and do all of this with the power of cloud-independence. We are at the epicenter of Cloud, Big Data and Mobile and we’re actively investing in all three areas.. Pivotal’s broad portfolio of products includes the Big Data Suite, the most complete approach to enterprise data lakes and advanced analytics; Pivotal Cloud Foundry, the industry leading Platform as a Service product; and world leading ultra-agile application development through Pivotal Labs where we’re transforming how the world builds software.

The Big Data Suite includes HAWQ, our SQL on Hadoop solution; Greenplum Database (GPDB), our massively parallel data warehouse; GemFire, our distributed in-memory key-value store; and MADlib, our machine learning solution. Open source is an important part of our strategy and all of our products are open source.

The Pivotal Data engineering team tackles the technical challenges that come with massively parallel distributed systems operating on petabytes of data across thousands of nodes. We delve into areas like query optimization, high-performance in-memory transaction and query processing, parallel and distributed execution of advanced data processing algorithms, resource management, and storage. Here at Pivotal you'll be working on hard, worthwhile problems with a collaborative team, accelerating your growth as an engineer.

Where

Pivotal Data engineering in the US is located in our light-filled spacious offices in Palo Alto, CA right off  280, close to the VMware campus. We are also open to candidates working at our office in Beaverton, Oregon. 

To make sure you start your day energized, we provide a catered breakfast every weekday morning, and unlimited snacks/drinks are of course available all day. Our collaborative, open-plan office space is filled with talented, like-minded engineers who enjoy taking advantage of our weekly Tech Talks, yoga classes, playing ping pong, board games and hanging out with their co-workers.

This internship will last 12-13 weeks, and it is a paid, full-time summer internship.

Desired Skills/ Experience:

Deep, meaningful, recent development experience with one or more of the following is required:

  • Linux systems code development in C/C++, Java, Python or Go
  • Exposure to pair-programming, test-driven development, continuous integration and other agile or XP engineering practices
  • Some familiarity with distributed systems concepts or relational databases. 

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