About you: You are passionate about the convergence of breakthrough technology as data continues to scale. You live, breathe, & dream about the infrastructure required to handle massive amounts of data. Tough problems excite you. You are a jack of all trades - consistently venturing beyond your skill set taking on new problems.
About the internship: At ActionIQ, you will be responsible for designing & helping to build our backend system, including our in-memory & distributed infrastructure.
Our backend is a tall stack, & you will be involved with many aspects of it. Some of your responsibilities will include:
- Architecting distributed systems, micro-services, & data tools to handle very large scale, high throughput workloads.
- Characterizing, analyzing, & optimizing existing systems. Improving performance of algorithms, designing better data structures, & tuning virtual machines / garbage collectors.
- Driving new technology adoption, software engineering methodologies, test driven development, & product quality assurance.
About us: ActionIQ is a well-funded startup building a foundation to enable data-driven Marketing strategies in the 21st century. Our solution has the power to dramatically improve vital metrics for large B2C enterprises, such as lifetime value, retention & loyalty. ActionIQ is based in New York City & funded by top investors including Sequoia Capital & Andreessen Horowitz.
The company is founded by Tasso Argyros, founder & CTO of Aster Data, a Big Data pioneer that was acquired by database leader Teradata; & Nitay Joffe, a key developer in leading open source big data projects such as Apache HBase & Apache Giraph while working at places like Facebook & Google. Both Tasso & Nitay have extensive experience applying complex technologies to solve real business challenges.
At ActionIQ, we are working on a very ambitious technology stack, where we process our entire data warehouse using proprietary main-memory distributed database technology. We are using a number of languages, tools & frameworks, including Scala, Python, React, Kafka, TypeScript, & the Play Framework. This is an opportunity to intern with a world-class tech company in NYC as it enters hyper-growth mode.