Software Engineer Intern
Company: Virgin Pulse
Posted on: July 12, 2019
Local Candidates only
Who is Virgin Pulse?
Virgin Pulse, founded as part of Sir Richard Branson's famed Virgin
Group, helps organizations build employee health and wellbeing into
the DNA of their corporate cultures. As the only company to deliver
a powerful, mobile-first digital platform infused with live
services, including coaching and biometric screenings, Virgin
Pulse's takes a high-tech-meets-high-touch-approach to engage
employees in improving across all aspects of their health and
wellbeing, every day – from prevention and building a healthy
lifestyle to condition and disease management to condition
reversal, all while engaging users daily in building and sustaining
healthy habits and behaviors. A global leader in health and
wellbeing, Virgin Pulse is committed to helping change lives and
businesses around the world for good so that people and
organizations can thrive, together. Today, more than 3100
organizations across the globe are using Virgin Pulse's solutions
to improve health, employee wellbeing and engagement, reduce costs
and create strong workplace cultures.
We are currently looking for a CS or Computer Engineering students
to work a 6 month co-op assignment here in our new Providence
Who are our employees?
At Virgin Pulse we're passionate about changing lives for good. We
want to make a difference in the world by helping people be healthy
so they can perform at their best, every day, at work and home. Our
award-winning solutions support leading employers in improving and
simplifying the employee health and wellbeing journey and engaging
people in all aspects of their health. But our world-class products
and programs are nothing without our people – the employees who
design, build, promote, sell, test and perfect the latest
innovations in workplace health and wellbeing. Our people are our
top priority and we invest in their health and happiness. At Virgin
Pulse, we have so much more than a strong, supportive company
culture – have a shared vision for a healthier, happier world.
Who you are.
You are a CS or Computer Engineering student and have the desire to
be a professional Software Engineer and have a goal to find a
position on a technology team focused on continuing the growth of
our next-generation SaaS application.
In addition to the above you possess a number of desirable traits
- You have outstanding problem solving and analytical skills
- You are a good communicator (written and verbal)
- You are enthusiastic about working in a team, and have great
- A passion for learning technologies and applying them to the
right projects will make you successful in this position.
In a typical week you may:
- Build features used by hundreds-of-thousands of people around
- Write code on a modern software stack (Java and AngularJS are
the main flavors of the day, but we also use Scala, CQL for
Cassandra, and other modern technologies)
- Troubleshoot and investigate issues across every aspect of our
- Participate and contribute to code reviews
- Collaborate with other functional groups like design, product,
technical implementation as well as our global engineering
- Work on a product that changes people's lives
- Have fun doing all of the above
Our next generation SAAS platform is using an exciting mixture of
technologies: Large scale, highly available, public-facing websites
built in React/Angular/Angular2 and leveraging tools like Puppet,
Pug, Grunt and NPM to make things automated and repeatable. Our
Java/Scala/Kotlin-based REST API is built on Spring Boot and
Hibernate which serves traffic to both web and mobile consumers.
We're using a combination of Mongo, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Cassandra
and Redis. Redis, specifically, is used extensively in a
distributed locking system, responsible for supporting real-time
data processing. All of this uses Amazon Web Services extensively
for stability and high availability.
We practice Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery using
TeamCity; as a result we have continual smaller releases to our
environments (Development, QA, Staging, Production), with
integrated unit tests and code coverage analysis while eliminating
the risk taken on with only a few large releases/product
What you bring to the team.
- Currently working toward a B.S./M.S. in Computer Science or
equivalent engineering degree.
- You are self-motivated, creative, and detail oriented
- Skills in full-stack, web development or similar (REST, Java,
- Knowledge of OO programming and applications built on
distributed service architecture
- Enjoy actively experimenting with new technologies
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Bonus Points for:
- Comfort traversing the whole app (web or mobile) stack:
client-side through the persistence layer
- Hands-on experience with some of the tech we use: Git,
TypeScript, AngularJS, Angular2, HTML5, CSS3, MVC/MVVM
- PostgreSQL, NoSQL
- Experience with Agile methodologies including Scrum or
- Exposure to continuous integration and/or continuous deployment
and automated testing
Work to ensure system and data security is maintained at a high
standard, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability
of the Virgin Pulse application is not compromised. Ensure industry
best practice coding standards are adhered to in particular ensure
all code developed at Virgin Pulse is free from bugs and security
vulnerabilities, such as those defined and published by OWASP.
Why work here?
We believe a career should provide competitive pay and benefits, a
collaborative and supportive work environment, strong employee
culture and cutting-edge technology and services — so many reasons
to love it here.
*We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to any
protected class status.
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