Software Engineering Internship

Location: New York City, United States
Job category: Engineering
Software Engineering Internship
Job Description:
Knewton is revolutionizing the practice of education with the world’s most powerful adaptive learning engine. We are a startup rich in eclectic personalities, are ridiculously dedicated and are unified around a passion for democratizing education. We have also been recognized as a Technology Pioneer from the World Economic Forum in Davos and one of the top 25 best places to work by Crain’s New York Business.

Do you love to code? We have a long and growing list of interesting projects, but too few engineers to get them all done. There’s plenty of opportunity to take ownership of a project at all levels of the stack. Past interns have helped us scale our infrastructure, tune our site performance, and have built new features into our products. At Knewton, interns are a key part of the team who work hand in hand with a development team working at the cutting edge of education software.

Software engineering interns will also be joining a stellar group of other interns. During previous summers our office sported NYC Turing Fellows and students from the top undergraduate and graduate programs. Interns get to learn about the business side of the company as well, and listen to speakers from across the tech world. Past speakers include Peter Thiel, Ron Conway, Mitch Kapor, and many others.

What we need from you:

Coding experience and a demonstrated interest in technology
A serious attention to detail and a passion for building quality software
Creative problem solving
Excellent math or quantitative skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Knowledge of Java

Not required but highly desired are:

Experience with the Java Virtual Machine (JVM)
Experience in machine learning and data mining, and with the R statistical package
Familiarity with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Unix
Experience with open-source technologies
Experience with big data processing using NoSQL techniques like Cassandra, Hadoop, Hive


All internships at Knewton are paid, and we will help you find housing near our office close to Union Square

All interns get huge monitors, Macs (here’s a typical setup for an intern at Knewton) a kitchen filled with your favorite treats, flexible hours, frequent guest speakers, and a chance to do meaningful work that will have a real impact on the world

Offer type:

Required languages: English (advanced)
Open to these areas of study: Engineering, Engineering – Aeronautical, Engineering – Agronomy, Engineering – Chemical, Engineering – Civil, Engineering – Computer, Engineering – Electrical, Engineering – Electronic, Engineering – Mechanical, Engineering – Technology, Manufacturing Sciences (including CAD – CAM – CAE), Materials Science, Telecommunications

Job open to:

Students and Graduates

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