2024 Summer Intern - BrightDrop: Information Technology

General Motor
October 14, 2023
Offerd Salary:$4000-$6600
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
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Location : Palo Alto, CA

The Roles:

BrightDrop Analytics

  • Interns will be responsible for developing and maintaining BrightDrop's Azure Analytics platform, including the cloud infrastructure software. They will be expected to learn and use sound, repeatable, industry best practices and following data analytics methodologies as they are coached by more senior developers. The interns will work hands-on developing or enhancing KPIs to help BrightDrop measure progress towards its OKRs. The role includes performing data integration, building reports, performing “WhatIf” analysis or solutions based on detailed requirements and specifications and assisting with troubleshooting and fixing bugs. Development activities may include updating existing integrations, data objects, developing reports, or developing new software solutions to address a specific business problem. patterns/frameworks.

  • We are looking for interns that are curious, smart, work well in a team environment and are excited to help us move our products forward and drive changes and improvements to the ways customers approach the way they do business.

  • IT Integration Technologies

  • As an IT Integration Technologies Intern, you will be immersed in the dynamic world of integrating diverse technologies and systems to streamline operations and enhance efficiency. This internship is designed to offer you hands-on experience in tackling complex technical challenges and collaborating with cross-functional teams. Your main responsibilities will revolve around technical integration work, where you will be expected to learn and have the opportunity to be hands-on:
  • Integration Planning: Collaborate with senior IT staff to plan and strategize technical integration projects, identifying key objectives, scope, and resources required
  • API Integration: Assist in integrating various applications and systems, ensuring seamless data flow and interoperability between different platforms
  • Data Mapping and Transformation: Work with data analysts and developers to map data elements between systems and assist in data transformation to ensure data consistency and accuracy during the integration process
  • Middleware Configuration: Help configure middleware solutions to enable smooth communication and data exchange between applications and services
  • Troubleshooting: Diagnose and troubleshoot technical issues that may arise during the integration process, collaborating with the IT team to find effective solutions
  • Testing and Validation: Conduct testing and validation of integrated systems to ensure functionality, data integrity, and adherence to business requirements
  • Documentation: Create detailed technical documentation, including integration specifications, diagrams, and test plans, to facilitate effective communication and knowledge transfer
  • Collaborative Projects: Participate in cross-functional projects that involve technical integration, working closely with developers, product owners, and business stakeholders
  • Technology Research: Stay up to date with emerging integration technologies and industry best practices, contributing insights and suggestions for enhancing integration processes
  • Additional Description

    Required Qualifications (both roles):

  • Pursuit of a Bachelor's or Master's degree in one of the following areas: Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Data Science, and Statistics
  • Must be graduating between December 2024 - June 2026
  • Able to work fulltime, 40 hours per week, and on-site 2-3 days per work in our Palo Alto, CA office
  • Preferred Technical Skills - BrightDrop Analytics:

  • Project experience with our technologies: PowerBI, Azure Synapse, Python, Database, Terraform or similar cloud-based technologies.
  • Good understanding of Agile software practices
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals

  • Experience with at least one of the public cloud Analytics solutions: Azure, Databricks, Snowflake

  • Relational DBs, like Postgres, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle

  • NoSQL databases like Cosmos DB, DynamoDB, Bigtable, HBase, Cassandra

  • Docker, Kubernetes, Serverless, CloudFormation

  • Prior internship in software or analytics development

  • Preferred Technical Skills - IT Integration Technologies:

  • Project experience developing either web or mobile applications or a reasonably complex cloud-based solution
  • Good understanding of Agile software practices
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with an inclination towards detail-oriented work
  • Understanding of API concepts and familiarity with web services (REST, SOAP, etc.)
  • Knowledge of data formats such as JSON and XML
  • Programming skills in languages like Python, Java, JavaScript, etc. for Web service/API development
  • Familiarity with integration / cloud solutions such as Microsoft Azure, MuleSoft, SAP Integration Suite and others
  • Data transformation languages (XSLT, Liquid, etc.)
  • What will give you a Competitive Edge ( Preferred qualifications: both roles )

  • Insatiable curiosity and desire to learn

  • Project experience that demonstrates innovative thinking that is customer- centric

  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Outstanding interpersonal and collaboration skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with people inside and outside of the immediate working team

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to distill complex subjects to a wider audience

  • Ability to learn from and share knowledge with team members in a fast- paced environment

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, takes initiative/self-directed

  • Evidence of strong character with integrity, honesty, accountability, and trust

  • Experience applying project management skills to work across multiple projects

  • Start Date:

    This position has a planned start date of May/June 2024.

    Work Location:

    This role offers the following Work Appropriately strategies:

  • Hybrid : Position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time but the general expectation is that the ​employee be onsite an average of three (3) days each week.​
  • Pay Transparency Language (Compensation)

  • The salary range for this role is $4000-$6600, dependent upon class status and degree.​
  • Benefits:​ Benefit options are not available for this role
  • Student Stipend: GM will provide a one-time lump sum taxable stipend payment to eligible students selected for the 2024 Student Program.

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