Vertica Software Engineering Intern

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HPE Software has a wide variety of Software Solutions and Services that allow customers to: deliver amazing applications, re-invent IT operations, optimize and monetize customer engagement, identify and neutralize security threats, and protect and govern data assets. HPE Software is a fast growing business unit which supports its customers on planning, conceptual design and implementation of software solutions. Big Data has changed the software landscape and HPE is leading the way.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Big Data Group Vertica is the leading provider of next-generation analytics platforms enabling customers to monetize all of their data. Vertica’s elasticity, scale, performance, and simplicity are unparalleled in the industry, delivering 50×-1000x the performance of traditional solutions at 30% the total cost of ownership. Vertica’s analytics platform provides organizations with a robust solution for organizing Big Data on a massive scale in real time. Vertica powers some of the largest organizations and most innovative business models globally including Zynga, Twitter, and AT &T.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise is seeking a Vertica Software Engineer Intern for Summer 2017 based in Cambridge, MA. This intern will be working with the Optimizer Team. This is a rare opportunity to work on the core team of a database engine that handles petabytes of user data and is on the leading edge of large scale data analytics. Work on an industry-leading product with a team of skilled engineers. Work with a mentor and other members of the Vertica server development team to design and implement a useful feature, to be used internally or by our customers – no toy intern projects here. Gain the skills needed to progress from someone who knows how to program to a software engineer.

This work will generally be in the area of the HPE Vertica Optimizer, a server component which processes all queries and determines how the system will execute them, but may include associated tools and components.


  • Contribute to design and implementation of components of the HPE Vertica Analytic Platform
  • Ensure that all changes are proven to work through testing
  • Take initiative to make the product and the work environment better and more effective
  • Produce one or more complete features over the course of the internship


  • Must be currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD in Computer Science, Engineering or related academic Field.
  • Must be graduating AFTER August 2017
  • Ability to deliver lots of high quality code (“get stuff done”)
  • Data structures and Complexity analysis and improvement of algorithms
  • C/C or Java , high performance, multi-threading


  • Proficiency with SQL
  • Familiar with database internals
  • Basic experience with distributed algorithms
  • Some knowledge in statistical modeling or data mining techniques (e.g. KNN, clustering)
  • Proficiency with Hadoop and its ecosystem
  • Highly preferred candidate to be within a commutable distance to Cambridge, MA.

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Bias for action: We never sit still – we take advantage of every opportunity

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