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Backend Data Engineering Intern

Company: Yahoo!
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

It takes powerful technology to connect our brands and partners with an audience of nearly 900 million. Whether you're looking to write mobile app code, engineer the servers behind our massive ad tech stacks, or develop algorithms to help us process trillions of data points a day, what you do here will have a huge impact on our business-and the world. Want in?A Little About UsYahoo brands comprise some of the premier destinations on the Internet such as Mail, News, Finance, and Sports websites. This means that we rely on massively scalable, widely distributed, highly performant, and efficient software systems. If you want to help solve complex software problems for systems like these, we are looking for you.Yahoo's Ads Data Platform teams work on some of the biggest online advertising data sets in the world. We are responsible for providing fast, clean, and relevant data for Yahoo's advertising businesses. We are developing next generation technologies to enrich our advertiser and user experience through complex, scalable data platforms, with ever growing and interesting challenges.A Lot About YouWe're looking for world-class, fun-loving engineering students to spend a bit of time with our team in Champaign, Illinois where you will have the opportunity to help us develop high speed advertising data solutions from data collection to large scale data manipulation to long term data storage and low-latency retrieval, reporting, and analytical systems.We are looking for students who want to gain experience by helping us to analyze requirements; investigate optimal software solutions; architect, design, implement and test those solutions; and support our globally deployed data collection and handling software.You will spend your days doing things like:

  • Working through documents and conversations with colleagues to understand product requirements for new features
  • Shaping those requirements into design documents and software implementation
  • Testing and debugging both your own software and some written by others
  • Analyzing and refactoring existing software to enhance its reliability, performance, supportability, and operability
  • Playing with your friends in some of our local games and contests, from trivia to table tennis, puzzle building, escape rooms and more.
  • Helping your team figure out priorities and processes and what's nextYou Must Have
    • A solid Computer Science foundation in data structures and algorithms, object oriented programming, and modern software engineering practices from your ongoing pursuit of a degree in CS or a similar engineering program.
    • The ability to use an object-oriented programming language like Java or C++, scripting languages like Python or Perl, and Unix or Linux systems.
    • Excellent design, coding, debugging and testing skills
    • The expertise to manipulate data through query languages
    • Facility with data concepts such as joins, aggregation, projection, and explosion
    • The ability to work with large-scale distributed systems
    • Solid written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent problem solving and organizational skills
    • Great team-working capabilities in an agile development environment
    • Willingness to engage productively with others in the industry through the mechanisms of open source software
    • The passion to build great products, work with great people and change the worldIf this describes you, then we have an opportunity for you at our place.Come see what we're doing at Yahoo on the Silicon Prairie, in Champaign, Illinois!Yahoo is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Yahoo is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form ( or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.At Yahoo, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion ( page to learn more.US Only: Please be aware that Yahoo requires all employees entering a U.S. Yahoo office and/or attending a company event (including client events) are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19. This position will require the successful candidate to obtain and show proof of a vaccination to enter a U.S. Yahoo office and/or attending a company event (including client events). Yahoo is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.The compensation for this position ranges from $45,760.00 - $135,200.00/yr and will vary depending on factors such as your location, skills and experience. The compensation package may also include incentive compensation opportunities in the form of discretionary annual bonus or commissions, in addition to equity incentives. Yahoo provides industry-leading benefits including healthcare, 401K savings plan, company holidays, vacation, sick time, parental leave and an employee assistance program. Eligibility requirements apply.Yahoo has a high degree of flexibility around employee location and hybrid working. In fact, our flexible-hybrid approach to work is one of the things our employees rave about. Most roles don't require specific regular patterns of in-person office attendance. If you join Yahoo, you may be asked to attend (or travel to attend) on-site work sessions, team-building, or other in-person events. When these occur, you'll be given notice to make arrangements.If you're curious about how this factors into this role, please discuss with the recruiter.Currently work for Yahoo? Please apply on our internal career site.

Keywords: Yahoo!, Sunnyvale , Backend Data Engineering Intern, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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