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Engineering Intern - Frontend Dev Team - Summer 2014

Engineering | San Mateo, CA

Job Description

About Us

Platfora has a rock star team of PhD and industry professionals that are upending the status quo around what’s possible with Hadoop.  We are revolutionizing the way companies work with big data. We are a Hadoop company - but not focused on the low-level plumbing like the other guys. We make Hadoop useful and unlock big data in amazingly interactive ways for everyday business users and analysts. To get there, we are building an extraordinary team of big data and scalable systems experts, rock-star data scientists, and sublime UX/visualization designers. Join us on the journey ahead!

About You

You have big ideas and you are eager to get your programming chops into something meaningful and universe-blasting.  Coding is your raison d’etre.  And you want to program useful things of beauty – applications that a user will feel delighted and compelled to use.  You have exposure to JavaScript and other frontend tools and languages, and relish the opportunity to produce usable, elegant coding solutions and are ready to push the browser to the limit.  Coursework or experience with data visualization is helpful, but not necessary.  

Additionally, you have an expected graduation date should be between August 2014 and June 2017 and are pursuing a bachelors degree in computer science, software development, web development or a related program.  You are self-motivated in your pursuit of code perfection and enjoy a collaborative and open work environment.

Tags:  frontend development, data visualization, clean code, elegance, interactivity, big data, HTML5, mobile, tablet, JavaScript, SVG

The Role
As an intern, you can expect to have your own problems to work on.  You will write and debug your own code and work with super smart senior engineers to bring your concepts to fruition. You will be building rich visual elements (in JavaScript, SVG, etc.) and related JavaScript frameworks and libraries for the next generation in visualization and analytics for big data. Your work will target both HTML5 browsers and mobile/tablet touch-centric devices.

About Platfora

Platfora puts an end to the gut decision by giving enterprises blazing fast factual insights across all of their data sets for outsized competitive advantage. Delivered as subscription software on premises, or in the cloud, Platfora Big Data Analytics is a platform that anyone can use. Platfora’s technology mixes customer interaction, machine and transactional data for insightful correlations across large volumes of data so that enterprises can meet and exceed their business goals in the Fact-based Economy. Companies such as Comcast, Disney,, The Washington Post, DirecTV, Citi, Riot Games, Opower and Vivint use Platfora as their permanent path to success with big data.

We are Big Data Analytics, and we are building an extraordinary team of data and scalable systems experts, sublime UX and visualization designers, and savvy field people to build big data analytics . Join us on the journey ahead!

We are an equal opportunity employer. Local Bay Area candidates only. Principals only; if you are a recruiter, or represent a search firm, you must be under contract with an OK to work on this role, prior to submitting resumes to Platfora.

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