Databricks Winter 2019 Internship Experience

We’re committed to learning and development at every level, so it’s important to our teams that we recruit and develop our next generation of Databricks leaders. Our interns play an integral role in developing our platform while participating in fun events like hackathons, Lunch and Learns, Q&As with co-founders and more. This winter, our interns enjoyed getting to know the team and working on impactful projects. Hear directly from them why they loved their Databricks Internships!

Raja Shravan, Workspace Team

This past winter, I got an amazing opportunity to work at Databricks as a Software Engineering Intern. It was an amazing experience filled with fun, learning and a ton of intern events. After these four months, I could tell my skills as a software engineer had increased immensely. Seriously, besides my first coding class in high school, I don’t think I’ve learned so much in such a short period of time!

Kyle Lim, App Infrastructure Team

As an intern, I was challenged, both by working on a critical part of a large-scale project and by being given my own dedicated, high-impact project. From this experience, I learned how to design, prototype, test, and productionize an end-to-end feature.

I came to Databricks because I wanted to learn more about distributed computing, scalable infrastructure, and performant databases from some of the best engineers in the industry. I’m happy to say that I was not disappointed. I was put in an environment where every engineer emphasized the importance of learning and pushed me to overcome my challenges. The company is very transparent, and I had many world-class resources at my disposal.

To learn more about Kyle’s project, view his article: “Single Sign-On (SSO) to Third Party Applications

Johann Miller, Observability Team

Databricks was an excellent place for me to learn and grow. Even as an intern, I was able to observe and participate on impactful system designs and team decisions. In addition, Lunch & Learns, Engineering Show & Tells, and an internal hackathon all gave me insight into everything from startup market and funding strategies to databases and cloud infrastructure.

In particular, I was able to set up an intern reading group that heard presentations from various engineers on the papers that they themselves authored at the Berkeley AMPLab and in the early days of Databricks. The combination of having industry and academic leaders who are also accessible and happy to share their work provides great opportunities and is one of the unique benefits of being at Databricks today.

To learn more about Johann’s project, view his article: “Real-time distributed monitoring/logging in the Azure Cloud

We are always looking for bright talent who are interested in having impact, growth and continued learning at Databricks. If you’re interested in joining our next software engineering intern class, check out our Careers Page!

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