Summer Software Engineering Internship, Nontraditional education backgrounds (Bootcamp & self-taught backgrounds encouraged to apply!) at edX

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Please review both job descriptions below as we are hiring for 2 types of internships, and select which one you are interested in within the application.

For both roles: We are looking for engineering interns coming from a bootcamp, technical training program, online certification or self-instructed learning background! Bachelor's Degree not required. 

Job Description # 1: Software Engineering 

edX is looking to hire passionate, committed, and talented interns for our summer internship program. This is an amazing opportunity to participate in an internship with a transformative, educational, e-commerce, start-up whose mission is to reinvent the way people are educated. We’re backed by Harvard & MIT and located in the heart of Kendall Square in Cambridge.

As an intern for edX you will work with an amazing group of innovators who are focused on the mission of offering interactive online classes from the world’s most innovative universities. This is a 12-week summer program that starts in June and ends in August.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Work 40-hours a week gaining real, full lifecycle software development skills on one of our engineering teams.
  • Learn about and use technologies such as: Python, Django, React, Javascript, HTML, MySQL and CSS.
  • You’ll join real world, critical projects as a fully integrated part of our engineering teams.
  • Develop code, test your code, build software features, participate in software design, work on live tickets, and more!

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Pursuing a bootcamp, technical training program, online certification or self-instructed learning in Computer Science, Engineering or related.
  • Experience with software development.
  • You are organized, reliable, collaborative, intellectually curious, and deadline oriented.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Some experience in software design, coding, and debugging is required. It is great if you can share work examples from programming projects outside of a classroom, whether during a hackathon, with a CS club, or in your own spare time.

The Fun Stuff:

  • Free lunch Monday-Friday as well as free snacks and beverages in our cafeteria!
  • Social outings throughout the summer (Think: edX Summer Party, Escape the Room, Boda Borg, etc.); you’ll also have an opportunity to hack at our Hackathon!
  • Career Development Hour series where you get to meet with leaders across the organization and talk about building skills for the tech workplace. 

Applicants must be able to work out of our Cambridge, MA office. Sorry, Visa sponsorship is not available. We are not working with outside agencies to hire for this position.

Job Description #2: DevOps

edX is looking to hire passionate, committed, and talented interns for our summer internship program. This is an amazing opportunity to participate in an internship with a transformative, educational, e-commerce, start-up whose mission is to reinvent the way people are educated. We’re backed by Harvard & MIT and located in the heart of Kendall Square in Cambridge.

As an intern for edX you will work with an amazing group of innovators who are focused on the mission of offering interactive online classes and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) from the world’s best universities. This is a 12-week summer program that is open to rising seniors.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Work up to 40-hours a week gaining real, devops and systems skills on our devops engineering team.
  • Learn about and use technologies such as: Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, AWS infrastructure, Python, Django and more.
  • Projects will be based on the work that the devops team is currently working on to build, test, deploy, and manage our 20+ million learner, web-scale, education platform.
  • Develop and test your code, deploy services to millions of learners, participate in software design lifecycle, work on live tickets, and more!

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Pursuing a bootcamp, technical training program, online certification or self-instructed learning in Computer Science, Engineering or related.
  • You are organized, reliable, collaborative, intellectually curious, and deadline oriented.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in linux, bash, AWS, or coding is a plus. It is great if you have worked on programming projects outside of the classroom, whether during a hackathon, with a CS club, or in your own spare time.
  • Bonus points if you have hosted any of those projects on the internet.

The Fun Stuff:

  • Free lunch Monday-Friday as well as free snacks and beverages in our cafeteria!
  • Social outings throughout the summer (Think: edX Summer Party, Escape the Room, Boda Borg, etc.); you’ll also have an opportunity to hack at our Hackathon!
  • Career Development Hour series where you get to meet with leaders across the organization and talk about building skills for the tech workplace. 

Applicants must be able to work out of our Cambridge, MA office. Sorry, Visa sponsorship is not available. We are not working with outside agencies to hire for this position.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases

Location

edX is right near the MIT campus in the Kendall Square neighborhood of Cambridge, MA. There are cafes, bars, restaurants, gyms, and a T stop nearby!

An Insider's view of edX

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Always fun and collaborative. I've never worked at a place where so many co-workers greeted me by name after just my first day.

Jim

Sales Development Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

My work focuses on enabling course teams at partner institutions to create high-quality learning experiences on edX.org. Right now couldn't be a more critical time for this work as we ramp up the amount of Master's degrees we are offering this Fall. I work with faculty, instructional designers, media producers, and project managers.

Ben Piscopo

Learning Designer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Working at edX has given me invaluable experience that has allowed me to explore and develop my career. I’ve been able to take on challenges and learning opportunities that have helped me discover the work I’m most passionate about. In my time at edX I’ve grown into a new role and continue to learn more about my work and myself.

Mary Mooshian

Associate Product Marketing Manager

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

At edX, getting your work done is very important, but the company also understands that your life and well being outside of work is directly correlated to productivity during work hours. This is clearly communicated across all levels and departments. There is also lots of company wide fun activities that help us get to know our coworkers outside.

Juliana

Software Engineer I

What are edX Perks + Benefits

edX Benefits Overview

edX employees are eligible for all MIT benefits. Enjoy the benefits of an established benefits program, but still live startup life.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
edX volunteers for the Charles River Conservancy for a Cleanup day and is deeply embedded in the local edtech community.
Partners with Nonprofits
edX partners with Year Up and She Geeks Out.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
edX has a Sustainability committee, various employee resource groups, and an edX Cares committe involved in giving back to the community.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
We have a pension plan too!
401(K) Matching
5% match
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Company sponsored family events
edX's summer party is for the whole family!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive _40__ hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
edX hosts two company outings per year - in the summer and in the winter. There are department-specific outings throughout the year!
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking.
Recreational Clubs
edX has a running group and a pickup basketball team.
Fitness Subsidies
edX has access to the MIT gym at a great rate!
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We have a $5,000 tuition reimbursement (per calendar year) through MIT's benefits. Additionally, we have a $200 stipend (per calendar year) for edX courses.

Additional Perks + Benefits

As employees of MIT, we have some of the best benefits around! Free lunch every day (of various catered cuisines) brings people into the cafeteria to enjoy lunch as a group, and opens up edXer's culinary horizons.

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