Software Engineer Internship for Z Workstations for HP RGS

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Innovation is in HP's DNA. From our origins in a Palo Alto garage in 1939, to our current position as one of the world's leading technology companies, HP has grown to become a leader in technology and corporate culture, inspiring innovators and entrepreneurs around the globe.

HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software and services to serve more than 1 billion customers in over 170 countries. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace that attracts exceptional talent and to supporting our employees to succeed at all levels. We dream in over 35 languages and share one mission: to engineer experiences that amaze.

Join us for a 12-week paid summer internship designed to let you apply your classroom learnings to real world challenges. Our internships have a thoughtful balance of networking, executive speakers, community involvement, big meaty projects (no paper filing here!) and fun!


As a Software Engineer Intern, you will work with a team in Personal Systems on projects to:

  • Document and test new software applications
  • Assess of new application ideas
  • Enhance applications (programming) and create new product design
  • Ensure quality and performance

Internship Specifics

The Workstation division of HP ( ) is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. We are a high-performance, high-integrity, and fun organization looking for motivated and talented software engineering students for internships during the summer of 2020.

For this position, you will be paired with a mentor who will guide you in responsibilities including design, development, maintenance, testing, and/or quality and performance assurance of system software applications. In addition to working with a mentor, you will work independently to solve problems and meet requirements. Projects will be defined to ensure significant progress can be made over a short period of time while maximizing value to customers. Possible areas of focus include performance measurement and tuning, compression/decompression techniques, or data collection and analysis. You will have an opportunity to showcase your work at an Intern Fair at the end of the summer. Internships are a great way to learn practical skills, meet professional engineers and other interns, and learn about different work environments.

Critical competencies and qualifications:
  • Software development and debugging skills
  • C/C++ with strong object oriented design and implementation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills and effective problem solving ability
  • Attention to detail
  • Basic understanding of computer architecture
  • Familiarity with Windows operating systems
  • Works enthusiastically and with urgency
  • Not afraid to ask questions and open to feedback

Preference given to candidates with additional skills such as:
  • Linux experience
  • Linux and/or Windows system administration knowledge
  • Proficient in at least one scripting language (e.g. Python)


Bachelor's Degree Candidate with a focus on computer science

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