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Software Engineer Intern - Summer 2018
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Maxpoint Interactive | Austin, TX
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Software Engineer Intern - Summer 2018

Talented students in STEM fields know they want to do something meaningful, challenging and interesting, but don't always know about all the ways they can leverage their knowledge until they get exposed to the "real world."

MaxPoint has a multitude of software engineering intern opportunities that touch all layers of the development stacks from Big Data back end roles to cutting edge Web Application positions and everything in between. If you have the development chops and the desire to be part of dynamic, growing company in the expanding digital media space then we should talk.

Here are several roles we have available for internships. Don't worry if are you are interested in several of the roles - we'll explore which ones interest you most and go from there:

* Big Data
* High Scalability Engineering
* Software Production Engineering
* Web Applications

Big Data

Help MaxPoint develop our big database back-end software systems and datasets. This individual will work on a team of talented engineers responsible for the full lifecycle of production software applications - including big data and database-based systems. Optimizing our applications for scale and speed in imaginative and innovative ways will be a primary function of this position. The ideal candidate is energized by the thought of developing software that creates, manipulates, and analyzes massive datasets that are beyond the scope of RDBMs and that are mission critical to the on-going operations and success of the company.

* Design, develop, and maintain the software applications that drive our back-end systems
* Provide unit tests for these software applications
* Participate in multi-disciplinary projects
* Contribute to our team's growing set of development platforms, tools, and processes

High Scalability Software Engineering

Build large, distributed, and multithreaded software applications that allow MaxPoint's platform to respond to billions of events each day in a matter of sub seconds and in a truly fault tolerant manner. This individual will work on a team of talented engineers responsible for the full lifecycle of the production software applications in our front-end systems to optimize our applications for scale and speed in imaginative and innovative ways will be a primary function of this position. The ideal candidate is thrilled by the thought of developing highly scalable software applications that participate in billions of advertising decisions a day.

* Write and maintain server-side code for web-based applications, create robust high-volume production applications
* Analyze and improve the efficiency, scalability, and stability of various system resources
* Design and build advanced software solutions that scale across hundreds of servers and meet aggressive fault tolerance standards
* Implement architecture and design patterns to help ensure that systems scale well into the future.
* Collaborate with cross-functional teams

Software Production Engineering

Analyze, troubleshoot, and address technical issues as well as develop tools and solutions for process improvement. The ideal candidate thrives in a highly technical role where challenges are as diverse as they are abundant.

* Address technical questions from Account Management and Analytics teams
* Interact with business partners, discussing highly technical topics
* Troubleshoot issues involving system configuration, behavior, and performance
* Run tests to ensure proper functioning of system in various environments
* Design and develop tools for automation and process improvement
* Analyze large quantities of data to find trends or indications of potential issues
* Identify areas for system improvement and communicate with development team

Web Applications

Assist in the design, develop and test and development our web-based applications. This engineer will work on external and internal facing web software applications. They will interact with UX designers, product managers, and other software engineers. This will be an important position on our staff and with many opportunities to make tangible, significant contributions that will have company-wide visibility. MaxPoint is a well-funded start-up company in the online advertising space.

* Design, develop, test and maintain internal and external facing web based applications
* Work with other team members to deliver web based applications with both client side and server side functionality
* Work with internal and external customers to define new features
* Uses creative problem solving skills, especially in the areas of human factors and web design

The Candidates We Hire

* Currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or another technical discipline (with significant computer coursework) and have a 3.25+ GPA -Enjoy a multitude of technical interests and aspire to join a group of world class software development engineers
* Possess an innate understanding of technologies coupled with a deep curiosity to always learn more
* Thrive in an environment that gives all team members a voice in the creative process and empowerment to grow their skill sets through a combination of solo and team projects
* Yearn to make an impact at a growing company that is constantly creating new capacities for an industry changing technology
* Want to surround themselves with smart and passionate engineers in a fun working environment

Our Technology

* The driving force behind a rapidly growing company in the digital ad space
* Delivering a highly scalable solution to many of the world's largest retailers and brands via our unique Digital Zip® technology
* A collection of real-time bidding (RTB) servers responding to over 60 billion auction requests daily within 50 to 120 milliseconds
* Big Data centric with over 9 PB of data in multiple Hadoop clusters across multiple data centers
* A hyper-focused platform facilitating precise digital ad delivery to the right audience

About MaxPoint

MaxPoint is a marketing technology company that generates hyperlocal intelligence to optimize brand and retail performance. We provide a platform for brands to connect the digital world with the physical world through hyperlocal execution, measurement, and consumer insights. For more information, visit www.maxpoint.com, follow MaxPoint on Twitter @maxpoint_int, and subscribe to the OnPoint Blog.

MaxPoint considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. In addition, MaxPoint will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need assistance with completing the online application process, please contact DL_Recruiting@MaxPoint.com.