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Xylem Intern - Software Engineering - Summer 2021 in Rye Brook, New York

Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you! For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com ​.

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.

  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.

  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.

  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

The Role: Xylem seeks to hire a motivated Intern Developer to assist in updating legacy scientific software, and to implement new functionality in a breakthrough product. The output of this work will be directly leveraged in Xylem’s drinking-water digital twin platform to predict the fate and transport of chemicals within municipal systems, to help water utilities better manage the quality of water delivered to customers.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Read and understand technical literature about physical and chemical processes

  • Translate knowledge into scientific algorithms

  • Read, understand, build, and debug legacy C code

  • Develop testing methodologies to ensure correctness of scientific code

  • Work with a team to develop target APIs that will support broad needs

  • Participation in Xylem Watermark volunteer activities

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • Top-notch communication skills – must ask questions and comfortably engage in dialog about what is being built.

  • Strong familiarity with the C programming language or similar background

  • Computer Science degree/certification or similar

  • Mastery of an IDE, build environment, and profiling tools

  • Motivated and self-directed – must work well in a remote-first team setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience working with C codebases

  • 2+ years experience in Civil, Environmental, or other Engineering field

  • Familiarity with the fundamentals of chemistry and environmental processes

  • Strong working knowledge of algorithmic solution methods for partial differential equations

Physical Demands:

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Remote-first work environment

  • Small team dynamic with daily update meetings

  • Fast-paced development cycle, but with thorough vetting of approach prior to implementation

Work Environment:

(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.

  • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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