Technical Operations Engineer Intern (Summer 2021) at Gemini

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Help Us Build the Future of Money

Gemini Trust Company, LLC (Gemini) is a licensed digital asset exchange and custodian. We built the Gemini platform so customers can buy, sell, and store digital assets (e.g., Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Zcash) in a regulated, secure, and compliant manner.

Digital assets and blockchain technology have the power to transform the world for good. This truth, along with our core values, form the bedrock of our company and culture. At Gemini, no job is too small and no project too big as we endeavor to build the future of money. We are a mission-driven, team-based, inclusive, and determined community of thought leaders who invest in each other and the long game. Join us in our mission!

The Department: Infrastructure 

Gemini’s Infrastructure teams are key experts in building and operating Gemini's world class cryptocurrency exchange systems and networks, using a combination of high-speed data center equipment and cloud-hosted components. With a focus on building, automating, and scaling Gemini’s product offerings, the Infrastructure keeps a close eye on the horizon and thinks steps ahead of the company’s business needs to collaboratively build and scale its growing footprint.

The Role: Technical Operations Engineer Intern

Gemini is looking for an engineering intern who is passionate about automation and monitoring to join our Technical Operations teams this summer. In this internship you will get a tour through the three parts of TechOps:  Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Information Technology (IT), and Technology Governance; you’ll work with each to understand and contribute to our mission of delivering a reliable, robust, and performant technology platform to Gemini’s employees and customers.

Cryptocurrency work experience is not required but a passion to learn is! 

  • Where: This role is virtual, but if you’re located in the New York or Chicago areas you’ll optionally get access to our datacenters to work hands-on with our technology platform. This has the potential to lead to full time hire in any of our Gemini offices. 
  • When: June 7th to August 13th 2021 with hopes to start full time after college graduation in summer 2022
  • Why: The Tech Ops team has exciting projects that need your input! These include (but are not limited to):
    • Developing tooling to identify, manage, alert, and fix vulnerabilities on employee Macbooks with our IT team
    • Developing tooling to identify, manage, alert, and fix vulnerabilities on production exchange systems with our SRE team
    • Understanding how technology processes are managed, and managing incidents, changes and problems with our Technology Governance team

Who You Are:

  • You’re excited to focus on answering the question “How can I make this technology run smoother, faster, and more efficiently, at scale?”
    • You’re passionate about understanding what makes complex technology tick
    • You enjoy delving into the many components that make up a modern tech platform in order to to identify key indicators of problems and performance
    • You’re really interested in turning complex workflows into seamless, automated processes that produce simple, repeatable outcomes and handle exceptions in their stride
  • You have excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to actively and effectively with new peers, engineers, mentors, and distinguished leaders
  • You can independently bring definition to difficult problems in order to help solve them
  • You’re currently attending and enrolled full time and in good standing at an accredited undergraduate program and anticipated to graduate in 2022
  • You’re majoring in the fields of technology and/or science, particularly Computer Science or Information Technology, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0

What We're Looking For:

  • Software engineering proficiency, particularly with respect to best practices and team development of high quality code
  • Proficiency in a common programming language, e.g., Python
  • Excellent problem identification and solving skills with the ability to construct and test clear hypotheses

Gemini is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
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    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • PlayFrameworks
    • AeronFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement

Location

New York, NY 10010

An Insider's view of Gemini

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Before I started, I was told that taking a job at Gemini was a great idea because of how excited everyone was to be there. After working here for more than two years, I still believe that to be true. The office is constantly buzzing with incredibly smart people who are working to build Gemini into the long-lasting business we know it can be.

Marjorie

Director of Treasury Operations

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

A risk team is typically seen as a group that says "no”; at Gemini, establishing relationships and collaborating are key to understanding risks, which better enables us to say "yes" (or "yes, but..."). Communicating clearly and regularly, keeping things simple, and being flexible in a complex space reduces the risk of a message being lost.

Yusuf

Head of Risk

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

When we start a project, I challenge my team to look outside of the finance space, to take inspiration from other creative spaces such as art, industrial design, fashion, automotive, etc., and try to translate that into a solution for our industry and users. It's important to set the tone that solutions to problems can come from anyone or anywhere.

Ty

Creative Director

What are Gemini Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Dental coverage for employees through Guardian PPO
Vision Benefits
Vision coverage through VSP
Health Insurance Benefits
Gemini's health insurance plan with our preferred provider Empire BCBS provides 3 plans, an EPO and 2 PPO at very little cost to employees!
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Gemini's 401(k) retirement plan through ADP offers a broad selection of stocks, bonds and international index funds to choose from.
401(K) Matching
Gemini's 401(k) matches an employee's contributions up to 5% of their base salary, with immediate vesting for matched contributions. Employees are eligible to contribute after 90 days of employment
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
We happily sponsor annual Take Your Child to Work Days.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Gemini's unlimited PTO policy allows employees to take as many days off as they need, provided they get their manager's approval.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Gemini is generous in adding sick days on an as-needed basis.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We offer pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees through Navia.
Company Outings
We typically host quarterly company outings - past events include baseball games and Coney Island.
Stocked Kitchen
We keep our kitchens and pantries well-stocked with snacks, soft drinks, cold brew coffee, and, of course, LaCroix.
Happy Hours
We host monthly happy hours with collaborative activities like employee presentations, trivia, Mario Kart, etc.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Gemini hosts monthly Lunch and Learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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