Software Engineering Internship
Knewton - New York, NY

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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 for 2011 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 (Here°s a picture of Thiel at our office).

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
Bonus Points:
  • Computer science, engineering, or math coursework
  • Knowledge of NoSQL, mapreduce, Hive, Machine learning, data mining, R, PIG
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.

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

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