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Platform Engineering Intern

Who We Are:

Bandwidth lives for innovation! Our technology powers brands like Google, Microsoft, GoDaddy, Arlo, Netgear, Zoom, Rover and more of the most exciting leaders in technology. Our intelligent voice, messaging, 9-1-1 access, and phone number services— all backed by Bandwidth’s own nationwide, all-IP voice network—allow us to power the way people communicate, connect, and do business.

At Bandwidth, your music matters when you are part of the BAND.  We celebrate differences and encourage BANDmates to be their authentic selves.  #jointheband

What We Are Looking For:

We are looking for a Platform Engineering Intern join our team for Summer 2022 who is empathetic and curious and has committed themselves to being a lifetime learner. Come learn and teach with us as we continue to deliver incredible value to our customers.

**NOTE: ** Even if you don’t tick all the boxes below, we highly encourage you still apply! 

Are you excited about the position and its responsibilities, but not sure if you’re 100% qualified? Do you feel you can work to help us crush the mission? If you answered ‘yes’ to both of these questions, we encourage you to apply! You won’t want to miss the opportunity to be a part of the BAND.

What You’ll Do:

  • Advance our Kubernetes/OpenShift, Cloud automation, configuration management, and other tooling
  • Design scalable and resilient systems to keep pace with company growth
  • Improve efficiency and overall system performance
  • Enhance our GitOps systems and practices
  • Harden the platform against security threats and resource contention
  • Work with app teams to understand potential challenges & help them choose optimal architectures
  • Contribute back to the Open Source community
  • Help respond & prevent incidents impacting the core platforms
  • Participate in the Root Cause Analysis (RCA) process
  • Spearhead innovation by bringing new ideas to the team

What You Need:

  • Currently pursuing a bachelors or masters degree at an accredited university
  • Proficiency in a programming language (Go, Bash, Typescript, etc.)
  • You understand how to monitor production infrastructure with technologies such as Data dog, Elastic Stack or Prometheus)
  • You understand the linux operating system and how to troubleshoot 
  • You have experience in hybrid cloud / on premise Kubernetes / OpenShift
  • You have experience with configuration management tools such as Ansible or Terraform 
  • You have familiar with: 
    • One or more cloud provider (AWS, Azure, GCP)
    • CI/CD registry and toolings (Github Actions, Jenkins, etc.)
    • Artifact repository technologies (Artifactory, DockerHub, ECR,
    • Container technologies (Docker, CRI-O, Zones, LXC)

Bonus Points:

  • Experience operating Kubernetes on-premise at scale in capacities including SRE, systems design or architecture
  • Providing guidance and building platforms across multiple zones & regions in a distributed high available app

The Whole Person Promise: 

We make a “Whole Person” promise to our team.  You can have both meaningful work PLUS a full life at Bandwidth.  We focus on accomplishing our mission as “whole people.” That means we take care of our people—in body, mind, and spirit. 

  • Fitness: 90-minute fitness lunch with a paid gym membership for workouts. On-site cardio gym, locker room/showers, classes, and sponsored sports and leagues.  Nutritionist and personal trainer on-site.
  • Volunteer: We have a program dedicated to providing volunteer opportunities to employees, BandwidthCares.


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