Software Engineer Intern, Summer 2017

This is an opportunity for students to get experience building large-scale computing infrastructure! We're looking for those special someones and self-starters who can learn quickly and who think coolness is a function of how much data you get to work with. The primary focus of summer internships at Factual is professional growth and development and students are provided with the opportunity to meet and interact with everyone in the company.

Want to help the Software Engineer Team produce the code? Then the Software Engineering Internship is for you!


  • Interests in large-scale data processing.
  • Interests in natural language processing and/or machine learning.
  • Have a facility with data structures and algorithms.
  • Have some programming experience in Java, Ruby, or C++ in a Linux environment.
  • Currently pursuing a BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science or related degree.
  • Demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum GPA: 3.2).
  • Strong problem solving and analytical capabilities.
  • Strong management skills - organized and extremely high attention to detail.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must return to school in the fall.
  • Learning Goals and Deliverables for the Student:

Gain experience analyzing a problem, deploying, and iterating over a solution in a compressed amount of time.
Improving the high availability of Factual’s live data.
Improving the performance of queries being made to Factual.
Enhancing a scalable and robust task queueing systems.
Shipped enhancement of Factual’s data management resulting in better data available to developers.
Possibly writing an attention-grabbing technical blog post and seeing it published and promoted to the Internet.


The summer program can begin in May or June and conclude around August. The specific start and end dates are flexible depending on your schedule.

Interns will be expected to work a 30-40 hour work week. This is a paid internship and compensation will be based on the student’s academic level (undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral rates vary). This internship position is a non-exempt position under federal and state laws and will be eligible for overtime per regulations.

Lastly, know that the preference will be for junior or senior-level undergrads and for those about to complete their Masters or PhD’s.

If interested in this opportunity, please submit a cover letter (REQUIRED) with your resume! Thanks!

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