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Junior Software Engineer Intern/Co-Op

HE Product Development | Cincinnati, OH

Job Description

Hobsons helps educators, administrators, students, and families maximize success through every stage of the learning lifecycle. Hobsons’ personalized learning, academic planning, post-secondary enrollment, and student support solutions serve millions of students across more than 7,500 schools, colleges, and universities worldwide.


Junior Software Engineer Intern/Co-op



Make an immediate impact in education technology.  The Higher Education Marketing Solutions Group at Hobsons enables students and schools make connections through web technologies. These technologies include Java, PHP, Python, JavaScript, and CSS/HTML, and a number of open source software platforms. We search for driven, developers who are passionate about their work, have the aptitude to learn new technologies and software systems quickly, and interested in having their individual contribution make a direct impact.



Job Summary


Are you passionate about the latest web technology trends?

Do you constantly look for ways to develop something better?

Hobsons is seeking a talented and energetic Junior Software Engineer Intern/Co-Op Student to join our growing product development team in our Cincinnati, OH office located just north of 275 in the Sharonville area. The Junior Software Engineer Intern/Co-Op at Hobsons will contribute to significant development projects for our Marketing Solution department, which is built on platforms including PHP, Java, Python, and including a number of open source libraries/frameworks.  We are seeking students that have strong desire to learn and who are passionate about the latest industry trends and innovations occurring in web based products.




  • Participate in development and maintenance of Marketing Solution’s projects
  • Collaborate with other team members to incorporate best practices and innovations into our products
  • Learn team development standards, patterns and design principles in daily activities
  • Collaborate closely with product managers and QA during discovery, design and development


Required experience:

  • Currently majoring in CIS or related degree
  • Experience using PHP and MySQL required
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, jQuery desired
  • Knowledge of vBulletin, Joomla, Smarty Templates, or J2EE frameworks a plus
  • Strong technical acumen and desire to learn


We are a hard-working, fun-loving office, and we’re looking for the right fit—someone with great communication skills and a solid work ethic who picks up skills quickly.


Preferred Experience:

  • Knowledge of HTTP and web development technologies
  • Knowledge of relational databases (a plus)
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with others to identify and resolve issues


Hobsons offers a competitive salary along with an excellent benefits package including:


·           Health Insurance

·           Life and Disability Insurance

·           Dental Plan

·           401K Plan

·           Section 125/Flexible Spending Accounts

·           Generous Holiday and Vacation Schedule



To learn more about Hobsons, please visit our corporate Web site at



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