Summer Internship: Software Engineer I

Job Locations US-IA-Iowa City
Posted Date 2 months ago(12/18/2017 9:00 AM)
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ACT is a nonprofit organization helping people achieve educational and workplace success.  Our programs are designed to boost lifelong learning in schools and workplaces around the world. Whether it's guiding students along their learning paths, enabling companies to develop their workforce, fostering parent, teacher, and counselor understanding of student progress, guiding job seekers toward career success, or informing policymakers about education and workforce issues. ACT is passionate about making a difference in all we do.


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Do you want to work with the latest technologies to produce cutting-edge, industry-changing technology and make a difference in people’s lives?  As an ACT intern, you will design and develop IT solutions supporting our important mission: helping people achieve education and workplace success.  You can be part of bringing this goal to life every day, reaching 10 million people in all 50 states and 140 countries. Our 1,200 team members provide assessments and insights to improve lives.


Seeking positions in the following areas:

  • Full Stack Engineer
  • Mobile Engineer
  • Back End Engineer
  • Quality Engineer

 Typical work-related activities include:

  • Design flexible, scalable solutions, utilizing your skills in data structures, algorithms, and object oriented programming
  • Build, customize, deploy, and manage software in a continuous integration environment, including automated build, test, and deployment infrastructure
  • Monitor product scalability, reliability, consistency, and performance
  • Actively participate in design/architectural discussions, grooming user stories, sprint demos, and daily Scrums in a Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) approach



  Currently enrolled pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in a related area required, preferably in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or Information Systems




  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies quickly and effectively
  • Understanding of RESTful API’s
  • Understanding of relational or no-SQL databases (MongoDB, Raven)
  • Ability to use JSON and/or XML
  • Ability to work as part of a Scrum team, following Safe Agile practices
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to own all development activities related to Scrum team execution
  • Results-oriented and able to work across the organization
  • Comfortable working in a rapidly transforming organization


  • Working knowledge of Agile development
  • Knowledge of version control such as Git
  • Understanding of how to integrate code into automated deployment pipelines
  • Knowledge of static code analysis tools such as SonarQube, HPFortify, and Crucible




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