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Engineering Intern (Data Engineering Team)

Technical Operations - Providence - RI



We are currently looking for interns to work a 6 month co-op assignment starting at the end of January 2020, here in our Providence, RI location. You must be available for at least 35 hours/week. 


Who is Virgin Pulse?

Virgin Pulse, founded as part of Sir Richard Branson’s famed Virgin Group, helps organizations build employee health and wellbeing into the DNA of their corporate cultures. As the only company to deliver a powerful, mobile-first digital platform infused with live services, including coaching and biometric screenings, Virgin Pulse’s takes a high-tech-meets-high-touch-approach to engage employees in improving across all aspects of their health and wellbeing, every day – from prevention and building a healthy lifestyle to condition and disease management to condition reversal, all while engaging users daily in building and sustaining healthy habits and behaviors. A global leader in health and wellbeing, Virgin Pulse is committed to helping change lives and businesses around the world for good so that people and organizations can thrive, together. Today, more than 3100 organizations across the globe are using Virgin Pulse’s solutions to improve health, employee wellbeing and engagement, reduce costs and create strong workplace cultures. 

Who are our employees? 

At Virgin Pulse we’re passionate about changing lives for good. We want to make a difference in the world by helping people be healthy so they can perform at their best, every day, at work and home. Our award-winning solutions support leading employers in improving and simplifying the employee health and wellbeing journey and engaging people in all aspects of their health. But our world-class products and programs are nothing without our people – the employees who design, build, promote, sell, test and perfect the latest innovations in workplace health and wellbeing. Our people are our top priority and we invest in their health and happiness. At Virgin Pulse, we have so much more than a strong, supportive company culture – have a shared vision for a healthier, happier world.

Who you are.

You are a motivated, resourceful, independent, and detail-oriented project management intern who has an interest in working on project teams and/or a career in project management. In the role of project management intern you will work closely with the project management team to develop new and/or improved platforms and processes to support multidisciplinary projects at Virgin Pulse.


In a typical day you may: In this role, you can expect to make full use of your project management and communication skills while learning new tips and tricks along the way.  In a typical day you may:

•          Attend Scrum team meetings with members locally and across the world

•          Track progress, create and communicate status reports, and make recommendations for improvement

•          Collaborate with other functional groups like design, product, technical implementation as well as our global engineering teams

•          Work with Engineering Project Manager(s) to improve collaboration and use of best practices across the organization

•          Work on a product that changes people’s lives

•          Have fun while doing all the above


Our technology.  
Our next generation SAAS platform is using an exciting mixture of technologies: Large scale, highly available, public-facing websites built in React/Angular/Angular2 and leveraging tools like Puppet, Pug, Grunt and NPM to make things automated and repeatable. Our Java/Scala/Kotlin-based REST API is built on Spring Boot and Hibernate which serves traffic to both web and mobile consumers. We’re using a combination of Mongo, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Cassandra and Redis.  Redis, specifically, is used extensively in a distributed locking system, responsible for supporting real-time data processing. All of this uses Amazon Web Services extensively for stability and high availability.

We practice Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery using TeamCity; as a result we have continual smaller releases to our environments (Development, QA, Staging, Production), with integrated unit tests and code coverage analysis while eliminating the risk taken on with only a few large releases/product updates.   

Your positivity and passion for learning and applying project management methodologies will make you successful in this position.

What you bring to the team. 

In order to represent the best of what we have to offer you come to us with a multitude of positive attributes including:


•          Currently working on a B.A/B.S. in Information Technology, Computer Science, or equivalent

•          Self-motivated, creative and detail oriented

•          Ability to work independently and as a team

•          Willingness to learn

•          Actively experimenting with new project management methodologies and toolsets

•          Excellent verbal and written communication skills

•          Knowledge of Agile Scrum of Kanban methodologies


What makes you stand out.

  • Major BI tool such as Tableau or PowerBI
  • SQL experience
  • Python experience
  • Experience with one or more non-relational database (Vertica, MongoDB, Cassandra, etc)
  • Experience with Jira and Git

Security Competencies:

Work to ensure system and data security is maintained at a high standard, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the Virgin Pulse application is not compromised. Ensure industry best practice coding standards are adhered to in particular ensure all code developed at Virgin Pulse is free from bugs and security vulnerabilities, such as those defined and published by OWASP.


Why work here? 

We believe a career should provide competitive pay and benefits, a collaborative and supportive work environment, strong employee culture and cutting-edge technology and services — so many reasons to love it here.

*We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected class status.

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