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Software Engineering Internship

Poynt, Palo Alto, CA, US

Hardware, Software, and Apps for a connected merchant experience


About Poynt
Poynt was founded on the belief that all merchants should have access to innovative technology without compromising on security or user experience. We set out to fix broken commerce infrastructure by bringing developers, distributors and merchants together on an open platform running on top of a smart, all-in-one device.  The company has raised over $28 million in venture funding from prominent firms like Google Ventures.

Poynt is building the payment terminal and commerce platform of the future. Some of the largest merchants, developers, banks, and resellers in the world are key partners on this platform, and we aim to provide an incredible level of insight and control to each of these parties over their highly unique use cases and concerns.

Our real-time data pipeline ingests, normalizes, and aggregates billions of events from our apps and Smart Terminal, and deliver instant insights and trigger alerts on web/mobile apps for each of our customer types. We constantly tread the line between performance and scalability, using many different backend tools and optimizations to produce the most useful yet fastest interfaces and alert

About Us
With our founder and CEO Osama Bedier — former head of Google Wallet and long-time PayPal senior executive — we strive to create tools that will help merchants thrive in today’s evolving and connected commerce world.
Though we are quickly growing, one thing remains constant: we are a family. We approach challenges and opportunities head on, all the while growing and evolving as individuals and a company. Our culture has allowed us to recruit the best talent from prominent tech companies like Google, PayPal, Visa, Square and others.

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About the Role
Are you a rising star student looking for your next great summer internship opportunity? At Poynt, in this 12-week internship, you'll be embedded as a full-time member of a scrappy Engineering team, paired with a mentor and given the opportunity to build features that will be implemented in cutting-edge technology to change the retail shopping experience. You will have the freedom, instruction, and the responsibility of deploying your projects to production. You will work on real features that are regularly disrupting the outdated payment terminal industry with modern smart technology.

A few of the possible teams you could contribute to are:

OS Platform
You’ll have the opportunity to work Our custom Android-based Poynt OS, the future industry standard for physical retail software. With this team, you could potentially develop Android system apps and services or develop third party SDK’s.

Platform Infrastructure
You'll have the opportunity to contribute to our big data and system platform and capabilities such as data streaming, data analytics, reporting, and machine learning.

Developer Platform
Developer Platform team is responsible for building a platform which encompasses Poynt cloud APIs, Poynt OS services and SDKs that enable 3rd party developers to create apps and integrate into Poynt app ecosystem. Developer Platform team also owns the app marketplace and billing engine which allows external developers to monetize the apps and services they build on the Poynt platform.

Payments Platform
As an intern you will spend time in understanding how we process payments both on client and server sides, add necessary instrumentation in live systems to identify the bottlenecks and work with other engineers and architects to identify solutions for those.

Experiences Platform
We’re a cross-functional team with the goal of creating engaging, delightful experiences for our merchants, re-sellers, and large bank partners. We split our time between iterating on current products — point of sale and customer loyalty apps, merchant sales insights, and an enterprise terminal management solution — and brainstorming, researching, and taking on new challenges, We’re looking for web, server, Android, and mobile engineering interns who care deeply about the customer experience and revel in taking projects both from 0 to 1 as well as 1 to n.



Requirements

  • Currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • Recommended 2 years of Computer Science courses completed
  • Self Starter that wants to take ownership of project
  • Confident in you coding abilities
  • Must have have a legal right to work in the U.S. for the duration of the internship
  • Must be available to work in Palo Alto

About Poynt

Our company was founded on the belief that all merchants should have access to innovative technology without compromising on security or user experience. Our mission is to fix a broken commerce infrastructure by bringing developers, distributors and merchants together on an open platform.

We were launched in 2013 by Osama Bedier, former head of Google Wallet. We are backed by Matrix Partners, Oak HC/FT Partners, Stanford-StartX Fund, Webb Investment Network, Nyca Partners, Google Ventures, and other individual investors.

Though we are quickly growing, one thing remains constant: we are a family. We approach challenges and opportunities head on, all the while growing and evolving as individuals and a company. Our culture has allowed us to recruit the best talent from payments, VC and tech - many of our colleagues have worked at some of the Valley’s most iconic companies.

Want to learn more about Poynt? Visit Poynt's website.