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Infrastructure Engineering Analytics Intern

Are you currently studying an Information Technology related under-graduate course? Take a look at what you could be doing if you joined Datalex for your internship.

Last year Datalex enabled 2.5 Billion Travel Searches, over 65 Million Bookings and $20 Billion of Revenue for our customers all over the world. Our customers are household brands such as Jetblue, Air China, Aer Lingus, Trailfinders, STA Travel and many more. We have revolutionised the industry on how to drive shopping and loyalty for the world’s travellers.


The Internship (4 months)

For this placement the candidate will operate within the infrastructure engineering team facilitating requirements of the Production operations and development teams. It is hoped that this will give the candidate exposure to both ends of the software development spectrum, from seeing how a large code base is built to how that is distributed and deployed and managed in production.

Exact deliverables for the program will be agreed with the candidate, but are expected to include:

  • Development of tools for insights on application performance.
  • Standardisation and migration of those views and tools for use on all production/hosted customers.
  • Development of insights for Accounts team – to support invoicing of customers.

 

Teams you will work in/with:

Infrastructure Engineering

This team owns and maintains the build infrastructure that compiles the Datalex digital commerce platform code base, we are actively involved in automating as much as is possible, from infrastructure provisioning to development deployments. This team is often tasked with implementing and rolling out key engineering devops initiatives within the organization. This team has a wide variety of skills and experience. This team is very busy and we support our 300 + developers and testers in multiple ways.

Some of the things that we would expect that you will have exposure to during your placement

  • Python / ELK stack: Elastic Search, logstash, Kibana reporting / Oracle / Vagrant and other HashiCorp technologies / Salt Stack/ AWS/ Git / Bitbucket /Mercurial / Linux environments / Good old fashioned Bash scripting / Gain exposure to Scrum teams / Get exposure to modern build systems with gradle and the use of artifactory / Kanban

Operations

This team champion’s customer support within Datalex operating on 24 x 7 x 365 basis across multiple time zones, supporting both hosted and non-hosted Datalex customers. The operations team push a fix once forever mentality.  They manage customer UAT, Preproduction and production environments for our customers from our US based data centre. 

Areas and technologies you would have the opportunity to experience/have exposure to:

  • How software is deployed and run in production (both scaling and management)
  • First-hand experience of how a globally distributed team operates in a busy environment
  • Gain knowledge in how to run and monitor a production environment  
  • ChatOp’s implemented with Hipchat /  JIRA for bug tracking / Code quality stage gates / Ops Genie for managing production alerting / Nagios / JBoss /Apache / Tomcat / F5 Load Balancers / Distil networks / Akamai CDN / Site performance monitoring software
  • Work with a 20+ strong team located around the world

 

Essential Requirements

  • Currently studying or recently graduated from an IT degree
  • Completed a Data Analytics Module and/or related degree
  • You enjoy working hard in a team environment solving challenging problems.
  • You are adaptable to different work priorities, can take/work on your own initiative.
  • Keen interest in programming in particular with scripting languages (ability to provide code for us to view Git Hub would be advantageous)
  • An interest in the DevOps community.
  • Not afraid to speak up or ask questions, this is really important to us, we want you to get the most from your placement and to come away with as much knowledge and experience as possible
  • Interested and comfortable working with Linux command line.     
  • Fluent english
  • Available to start Internship from May 2017 onwards
  • Eligibe to work in Ireland

Desirable Requirements

  • Having worked with any of the technologies mentioned above
  • An interest in software development life cycle
  • Experience working on a Unix based system would be advantageous e.g command line on Linux, CentOS, Ubuntu.
  • A personal IT project that you work on in your spare time , whether it’s programming a raspberry PI to opening your blinds in the morning or building a killer gaming rig at home , we will want to hear about it.

 

Benefits

  • Competitive Internship Salary
  • Sports and Social Club

 

About Datalex

Datalex is a market leader in digital commerce for travel retailers. The Datalex Commerce Platform enables a travel marketplace of over one billion shoppers covering every corner of the globe, driven by some of the world’s most innovative airline retail brands. Its customers include Aer Lingus, Air China, Air Malta, Air Transat, Copa Airlines, Hainan Group of Airlines, HP Enterprise Services, JetBlue Airways, Lufthansa Group, Philippine Airlines, SITA, STA Travel, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia. The company is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, and maintains offices across Europe, USA and China. Datalex is a publicly listed company and is listed on the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE: DLE).

 

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