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Software Engineer Intern

Command Alkon

Software Engineer Internship

Command Alkon is bringing innovative technologies and systems to the concrete, asphalt and building materials industry globally. Our technology helps our customers improve the efficiency and quality of the foundation of where we live, work and play. What we do best is combine next-gen technologies with over 40 years of industry expertise. We are not a “here today; gone tomorrow” software company, we will be here for a long time and a good foundation for your career…. like concrete.


The Opportunity
Command Alkon is looking for a Software Engineer Intern to join our team in Lenexa, Kansas during Summer 2020. This Internship role provides an opportunity to experience real world application development through the knowledge and skills students have been learning in their coursework. As a Command Alkon Intern, one would learn the technologies used in Heavy Building Materials industry through specific functional assignments and tasks that are customized to align with the coursework, and career aspirations of the students. This is typically achieved by closely working with our Development and Quality Assurance Engineers on projects and assignments to maintain and enhance the functionality of our core business software.
The Team
You will join a Team where everyone cares about constantly improving on the “Total Experience” for our Customers. We are passionate about learning, quality, ownership, and true one-team mindset. We support each other, help each other grow, and enjoy solving complex problems together. We believe in processes but are cognizant of People over Processes mantra. And Yes, we love our open-desk environment as well. We also take pride in: bring your kids/family to work day, celebrating important personal and professional milestones, free coffee/sodas, flexible schedules, monthly employee surveys, and a dedicated culture club that focuses on lots of fun activities throughout the year.
The Tech Stack
Our Bulk Materials Solution heavily relies on services written in ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET Web API frameworks, with Dapper for data access to MS SQL Server. The front-end is primarily written in VCL using Embarcadero based technologies. Our internal layers operate on a service-oriented architecture, and so is our integrations with other products within Command Alkon or other 3rd party software. We also use number of 3rd party or open source software to avoid reinventing the wheel where it makes sense. We perform automated testing using SoapUI, LoadUI, and TestComplete (with JavaScript). We rely heavily on AWS for our testing needs – be it automated or manual. We use Jira for defect management, Bitbucket (and TFS) for source code, Confluence for documentation, Artifactory for all kinds of artifacts, Zoom/Skype/Slack for conferencing and messaging. We are in the process of upgrading our tech stack: modernizing the UI, improve on our separation of concerns across different layers, and containerize services wherever appropriate. We are constantly improving on how we integrate with other software products in order to achieve maximum customer experience. We are in the journey of modernizing our software with relevant technologies and migrating some of the components to the Cloud with a SaaS model.

Who You Are

  • You are pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or similar fields
  • You can work Full Time during Summer
  • You have skills in at least one programming language, preferably with C# or JavaScript
  • You have a good understanding of Operating Systems, Databases, and Object-Oriented Programming
  • You have good text book knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle
  • You have the enthusiasm to learn new technologies
  • You possess strong presentation, problem solving, analytical, and communication skills
  • You are a passionate and committed individual with can-do attitude
  • You are looking for challenging work and an opportunity to apply your skills for your professional development

What You'll Do

  • Work with developers to develop newer functionality or maintain existing functionality as per the functional and design specifications
  • Work with testers in automating functional and integration tests
  • Collaborate with the rest of the Scrum team on a day to day basis and bring any pending tasks to closure
  • Define and implement new ideas to improve on operational efficiencies in builds, automated testing, deployments, etc.
  • Analyze any nightly failures or customer reported problems using your analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Maintain good documentation that is relevant and reusable
  • Effectively communicate with the rest of the stakeholders and provide constant feedback
  • Learn constantly
  • Believe in competencies like Commitment, Ownership, Drive, Communication, Quality, etc.
Why work for Command Alkon?

Command Alkon, voted one of Birmingham’s Best Places to Work in 2016 and 2017, is the global leader for over 40 years in integrated technology solutions for the concrete and heavy building materials industry because of the committed relationship we have with our employees and our customers. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Command Alkon has over 600 employees worldwide with offices in Kansas, Ohio, Illinois, Utah, Malaysia, Brazil, Canada, England, France, India and the Netherlands.
For more information about us and our products, visit http://www.commandalkon.com.
Command Alkon strives to be an employer of choice, offering a comprehensive benefit package that includes:
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Casual dress code
  • Free soft drinks and hot beverages
Find out more at http://www.commandalkon.com/careers/
Command Alkon is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.