About Poynt

About Poynt

In 2013, our founding team recognized the lack of smart terminals in the market, so we set about reimagining the ubiquitous payment terminal into a connected, multi-purpose device that runs third-party apps.

As smart terminals become mainstream, Poynt OS sets the standard as the open operating system that can power any smart payment terminal worldwide. Combined with our Apps ecosystem we are creating a new app economy for merchants and allowing developers to write once and distribute everywhere.

Fueling our growth are some of the Valley’s top VC firms and leading global payments and fintech companies including Elavon, Google Ventures, Matrix Partners, National Australia Bank, NYCA Partners, Oak HC/FT Partners, Stanford-StartX Fund, and Webb Investment Network. We’ve raised over $130M as of 2019.

Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley in Palo Alto, CA, with offices in India and Singapore, we’re growing rapidly on a global scale so that merchants worldwide have the technology to transform their business.

About the Role

Are you a rising star student looking for your next great summer internship opportunity? At Poynt, in this 12-week internship, you'll be embedded as a full-time member of a scrappy Engineering team, paired with a mentor and given the opportunity to build features that will be implemented in cutting-edge technology to change the retail shopping experience. You will have the freedom, instruction, and the responsibility of deploying your projects to production. You will work on real features that are regularly disrupting the outdated payment terminal industry with modern smart technology.
 
A few of the possible teams you could contribute to are:
 
OS Platform
You’ll have the opportunity to work Our custom Android-based Poynt OS, the future industry standard for physical retail software. With this team, you could potentially develop Android system apps and services or develop third party SDK’s.
 
Platform Infrastructure
You'll have the opportunity to contribute to our big data and system platform and capabilities such as data streaming, data analytics, reporting, and machine learning.
 
Developer Platform
Developer Platform team is responsible for building a platform which encompasses Poynt cloud APIs, Poynt OS services and SDKs that enable 3rd party developers to create apps and integrate into Poynt app ecosystem. Developer Platform team also owns the app marketplace and billing engine which allows external developers to monetize the apps and services they build on the Poynt platform.
 
Payments Platform
As an intern you will spend time in understanding how we process payments both on client and server sides, add necessary instrumentation in live systems to identify the bottlenecks and work with other engineers and architects to identify solutions for those.
 
Experiences Platform
We’re a cross-functional team with the goal of creating engaging, delightful experiences for our merchants, re-sellers, and large bank partners. We split our time between iterating on current products — point of sale and customer loyalty apps, merchant sales insights, and an enterprise terminal management solution — and brainstorming, researching, and taking on new challenges, We’re looking for web, server, Android, and mobile engineering interns who care deeply about the customer experience and revel in taking projects both from 0 to 1 as well as 1 to n.
 

Required Experience/Skills:

  • Currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • Recommended 2 years of Computer Science courses completed
  • Self Starter that wants to take ownership of project
  • Confident in you coding abilities
  • Must have a legal right to work in the U.S. for the duration of the internship
  • Must be available to work in Palo Alto.
 

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