Vertica Software Engineer Intern - Distributed Infrastructure

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is seeking a Vertica Software Engineer Intern for Summer 2017, located in Cambridge MA, to develop the Distributed Infrastructure of our Analytic Database platform. Distributed infrastructure covers many of the most challenging computer science problems, including scalability, fault tolerance, complexity management, and security. This is a rare opportunity to work on the core technology that powers a commercially successful, massively parallel high performance distributed database. Our interns work on real world problems, relevant to actual customers, and experience the full development cycle of a professional software engineering organization.

Vertica engineers are given significant latitude and support to pursue what they are passionate about to make Vertica an even better place to be. If you are excited about building great technology with a proactive team, you will find yourself in good company at Vertica.


  • Work with the software engineers to design, implement and support features in the database engine.
  • Help identify optimization opportunities in the runtime system, design and assist in the implementation solutions that improve overall system performance and reliability.
  • Research requirements for new features by interacting with / observing customers and sales engineers.


  • Must be currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD Program in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • Must be graduating AFTER August 2017
  • Experience with high quality code (“get stuff done”).
  • Some knowledge / experience in distributed system design and implementation
  • A basic knowledge of complexity analysis and improvement of algorithms.
  • Experience with C/C and multi-threading, data structures.


  • Proficiency in SQL
  • Knowledge in database internals

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