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Software Engineering Intern


Software Engineer Internship

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.

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, SE 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 including:

  • 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 people skills
  • 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 the world
  • 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 platform
  • Participate and contribute to code reviews
  • Collaborate with other functional groups like design, product, technical implementation as well as our global engineering teams
  • Work on a product that changes people’s lives
  • Have fun doing all of the above

Our technology.

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 updates.


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, JavaScript)
  • 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 Frameworks
  • PostgreSQL, NoSQL
  • Experience with Agile methodologies including Scrum or Kanban
  • Exposure to continuous integration and/or continuous deployment and automated testing
  • Familiarity with webpack and JavaScript build tools

Security Competencies:

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.