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Engineering Intern - Distributed Systems - Summer 2014

Engineering | San Mateo, CA

Job Description

About You

You’re a systems engineering student who wants to learn about  building amazing, large-scale commercial server products.  You already have, or are getting, a CS degree or higher and have aspirations to build something truly universe-busting.  We want you to make it happen at Platfora!  

You are looking forward to one day building  core data- or distributed systems technologies from the ground up.  You’re of the mind that software is written for use, and grok that it’s no use to build something that has no purpose; your software should be improving someone’s life.  You want to gain real-world experience and see what it’s like to work on software that’s used by marquis companies.

Your Responsibilities

In this role, you will collaborate with top-notch developers to build a new and unique way of analyzing, visualizing and understanding large amounts of data via our distributed, cutting edge system.  Specific duties can include:

  • Your own problems to work on, implementing and delivering high-quality features that are built for speed, scale, and usability

  • You will write and debug your own code alongside other engineers working on our distributed query engine and Hadoop data extraction/processing layer

  • Work with super smart senior engineers to bring your concepts to fruition

  • Participation in the full life-cycle of software development.

Your Background

In addition to an enjoyment of a collaborative, open and synergistic working environment, you should have...

  • Academic experience in database internals, query processing, and/or distributed systems (the more the better!)

  • Coding skills in Java or other OO language; knowledge of SQL

  • Current enrollment in a university, working on a BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science.   

Nice to have's

  •  Past internship or Industry experience at a company focused on high-performance and scalable systems

  •  Some familiarity with Hadoop components and processing frameworks.

Tags: Java, Scala, backend, database internals, distributed systems, data processing, Hadoop, business intelligence, enterprise software, Linux

About Platfora
Platfora is the #1 native Big Data Analytics platform for Hadoop. Platfora puts big data directly into the hands of line-of-business people through self-service analytics that help them uncover new opportunities that were once impossible or impractical across transaction, customer interaction and machine data. An interactive and visual full-stack platform delivered as subscription software in the cloud or on-premises, Platfora Big Data Analytics is creating data-driven competitive advantages in the areas of security, marketing, finance, operations and the Internet of Things. Leading organizations such as Citi, Comcast, DirecTV, Disney,, Opower, Riot Games, Vivint and The Washington Post use Platfora.

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