Vertica Software Engineering Intern - Query Engine team

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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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HPE Vertica seeks Software Engineer Intern in Cambridge, MA to work on their Query Engine to design and develop speedy operators for their Execution Engine and sophisticated algorithms for their Query Optimizer, Database Designer, and Catalog Engine. Vertica provides a state-of-the-art Big Data Analytics platform that handles petabytes of data and delivers tomorrow’s performance today. This is a rare opportunity to work on the core technology that powers a commercially successful, massively parallel high performance distributed database.

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 full-time engineers on:

  • Design, implement and support features in the database execution engine that enable new kinds of analytic operations.
  • Identify optimization opportunities in query execution / runtime system, design and implement effective solutions that improve overall system performance.
  • Design, develop and implement techniques and optimizations to improve plan run times.
  • Design, develop and implement new SQL functionality.
  • Research and identify applicable state-of-the-art algorithms and techniques in databases, analyze their applicability, and perform cost-benefit analysis.
  • Gather requirements for new features by interacting with / observing customers and sales engineers.
  • Develop and document intellectual property.


  • Must be currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • Must be graduating AFTER August 2017
  • Ability to deliver prodigious amounts of high quality code (“get stuff done”).
  • Complexity analysis and improvement of algorithms.
  • Proficient in data structures.
  • Experience with either Java, Python, or C/C


  • SQL
  • Database internals
  • Distributed system development experience
  • Multi-threading programming
  • Experience in low-level, high performance system design

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