Systems Engineer Intern, Spring 2020

Atlanta

Mailchimp is a leading marketing platform for small business. We empower millions of customers around the world to build their brands and grow their companies with a suite of marketing automation, multichannel campaign, CRM, and analytics tools.

The Mailchimp internship program started in 2013. In the past 7 years, we’ve had the privilege of bringing in some of the brightest, most talented college students from around the country to spend time with our teams. Our 12 week intern program was designed so that interns can grow their skill set, thrive in the Mailchimp community, and do meaningful work. They also have a lot of fun along the way! All currently enrolled students are eligible to apply for the internship program.  

Start Date: January 6, 2019

Our Spring internship program has some flexibility in regards to school schedules; interns are expected to be here for the first week of onboarding, January 6 - January 10, 2020.  For students seeking a part-time schedule, the work schedule is set for full days on MWF. Typical work hours are 9am - 5pm, slight adjustments can be made there.

The Operations team keeps the lights on at Mailchimp—they’re responsible for infrastructure, as well as provisioning, configuring, and monitoring the services in our datacenter. The team is looking for a Systems Engineer Intern to join their ranks. As a Systems Engineer Intern, you will help build, maintain, and improve our infrastructure to support the 1700+ servers that back this growth.

Contributing to our mission you will complete a complex project from development through deployment as well as collaborating on production issues. You will configure advanced monitoring through open source tools (Zabbix, Graphite, Kibana, Prometheus) and customized scripts (Bash, Python) while working with Ops engineers to resolve production issues that arise during the work day. You’ll get hands on experience with our provisioning process and configuration management (Puppet) to help us scale our growing infrastructure that consists of bare metal servers, VMs, and containers (Kubernetes).

We’d love to hear from you if you have:

  • Educational experience with Linux (CentOS specifically is a plus)
  • Experience with Bash or Python
  • An understanding of relational databases such as MySql (knowledge of distributed datastores such as Kafka, and Elasticsearch a plus but not required)
  • A pragmatic, self­-directed, and empowered to get work done attitude
  • A passion for operational redundancy at every level of distributed systems
  • An interest to test, monitor and automate as much as possible while practicing defense in depth, because you like to sleep through the night
  • An understanding of basic networking principles (OSI Model) is a plus

Mailchimp is a founder-owned and highly profitable company headquartered in the heart of Atlanta. Our purpose is to empower the underdog, and our mission is to democratize cutting edge marketing technology for small business. We offer our employees an exceptional workplace, extremely competitive compensation, fully paid benefits (for employees and their families), and generous profit sharing. We hire humble, collaborative, and ambitious people, and give them endless opportunities to grow and succeed.

We love our hometown and support sustainable urban renewal. Our headquarters is in the historic Ponce City Market, right on the Atlanta Beltline. If you'd like to be considered for this position, please apply below. We look forward to meeting you!

Mailchimp is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. We don't discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.