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Intern - Software QA engineering

Location: Redwood City, California, United States


Job Number: 33748

Position Title: Intern

External Description:

Intern - Software QA engineering

Graduating between June 2022 or June 2023  with a BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent

Informatica’s internships last 12 weeks during the summer months. We are currently hiring for the May/June 2019 timeframe and will be located in our Redwood City, CA office.

Our Team

The Core Technology Group (CTG) is the innovation hub within Informatica that is responsible for delivering an extensible, reliable and scalable platform that provides the solid foundation for all other Informatica products. Specifically our team focusses on building a high performance and scalable Data Engine that can scale on Hadoop, Spark, Cloud and  multi-processor environments. The engine is capable of handling batch, request/response and real-time workloads to deliver data for applications. Here are some of the areas you will be innovating as part of our team:

  • Cross compiler to translate representation of a data flow plan from one engine to another such as Hive, Hadoop, and Spark
  • Optimizing query plans based on heuristics and rules
  • Delivering large data sets to client applications with extremely high throughput
  • Enabling the Data Engine to be available across on-premise, cloud, Hadoop, kubernetes and embedded applications


Your Opportunity

The Data Engine has been a key constituent of Informatica’s platform and serves multiple products such as Data Services, Data Quality and Profiling. Informatica products rely on the Data Engine to fulfill the vision of a Virtual Data Machine which is capable of executing data integration jobs either natively or across execution environments such as relational databases, Hadoop or cloud. You will be a key contributor to Informatica’s next generation platform and how it handles the volume, velocity and variety of structured and unstructured data. It could be enterprise and partner data from hosted Cloud services and on-premise deployments or arbitrary data from social web sites and media.


Our Ideal Candidate

You are technically strong and able to work with high productivity, have strong debugging skills. You like the excitement of working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. You like being creative and are open to new ideas and ways of doing things. You are able to work independently as well as within a team spanning regions.


You relish the opportunity to test and automate features including:

  • Data flow across various source, targets using various execution engines like spark on kubernetes.
  • Data processing that improve performance across batch, request/response and real-time systems.
  • Write scripts to automate testing on cloud solutions like AWS, AZURE,Google.
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies in a dynamic environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Can accurately assess critical factors for success and mitigate risk on deliverables
  • Proactively share technical knowledge and best practices with team members
  • Possess excellent written and verbal skills
  • Articulate ideas and thoughts clearly and easily
  • Interact well with team leaders, peers and cross-functional, geographically dispersed colleagues




Your Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Manager of QA, you will be based in Redwood City, CA and will:

  • Participate actively in functional, system, stress, longevity and regression testing activities
  • Participate in product functional and design reviews, test specifications and test code reviews
  • Implement and maintain the test cases through appropriate tools.
  • Analyze and report test results to product teams
  • Work closely with the development team to analyze, debug and resolve the bugs
  • Troubleshoot functional, stability, stress test issues and recommend solutions
  • Conduct research into relevant Big data / Cloud technologies, existing code base and open source/third party libraries to formulate an optimal solution for the feature

Your Qualifications

  • Experience programming skills in Java (Scala is desired as well)
  • Experience writing SQL scripts, shell scripts and/or in any other scripting languages
  • Experience problem solving, analytical skills and technical troubleshooting abilities
  • Knowledge of testing server side, embeddable software components
  • Knowledge of Hadoop, Hive, and Spark is highly desired
  • Knowledge of Cloud ecosystems (AWS, Azure, etc) and continuous integration testing is highly desired
  • Knowledge of SQL/ Web Services technologies including REST API is desired
  • Working knowledge of Linux, Unix and Windows Operating systems
  • Exposure to a variety of build and test tools such as Maven, Jenkins, TestNG or similar frameworks
  • Clarity and precision in verbal and written communications
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly as needed


City: Redwood City

State: California

Seniority Level: Entry Level

Alternative Location(s) :

Community / Marketing Title: Intern - Software QA engineering

Remote LinkedIn Hashtag:

LinkedIN Hashtag: LI-TG1

Company Profile:

Where data is poised for greatness

A career with Informatica gives you all the opportunities and benefits that can only come from working for the trusted industry leader. By joining our team, you'll be able to solve real-life problems, make a difference, have a global impact, and join a supportive group of globally diverse teammates. We encourage you to be yourself, grow with us and help us create a world where data is poised for greatness.

EEO Employer Verbiage:

We’re driven by our DATA values and we are passionate about building and delivering solutions that accelerate data innovations.

Perks and Benefits:

  • Inclusion, diversity, equality and belonging (IDEB) – our commitment to fostering a culture that celebrates our unique differences 
  • Comprehensive and competitive health and wellness benefits, including paid parental leave and adoption benefits, and 401k plan or international pension/retirement plans
  • Flexible time-off policy and hybrid working practices
  • Global recognition program for employees and leaders to reward and recognize each other
  • Global learning organization with mentorship opportunities and a tuition reimbursement program to support your professional and personal growth
  • Equity opportunities and a robust employee stock purchase program (ESPP)
  • Comprehensive Mental Health and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) benefit
  • Referral Bonuses

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

Informatica, the Enterprise Cloud Data Management leader, empowers businesses to realize the transformative power of data. We have pioneered a new category of software, the Informatica Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC), powered by AI and a cloud-first, cloud-native, end-to-end data management platform that connects, manages and unifies data across any multi-cloud, hybrid system, empowering enterprises to modernize and advance their data strategies. Customers in more than 100 countries and 85 of the Fortune 100 rely on Informatica to drive data-led digital transformation. For more information, visit us at, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.



Travel Requirement: Limited

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