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at Western Union
Location San Francisco, CA
Date Posted May 31, 2018
Category Default
Job Type Full-time

Description

Western Union is changing. Yes,
we’re the company that moves money around the world quickly and reliably in 200
countries and territories. We are also present in over 510,000 locations
bringing immense distribution convenience to our consumers. But we’re on the
cusp of becoming much more than that. Our vision is to be the preferred
financial services provider for the underserved – billions of people and
businesses with unmet financial service needs. That means aggressively pursuing
digital, mobile, ATM/kiosk and stored value card strategies that meet the needs
of today’s global consumers and businesses. So if you’re looking for a company
on the move – and truly one of the most diverse work environments on the planet
– then Western Union could be for you.

The Software
Engineering Intern
will be a member of the Digital team at Western Union,
the leader in global cross border financial services (San Francisco,
California). In this role, the candidate will participate in developing,
evaluating software and cloud technologies to solve challenging business
problems. Application areas will include but are not limited to web
development, micro-services, data management, advanced analytics, cloud
engineering & optimization.

The candidate will experience opportunities to
work on disruptive and innovative technologies such as Blockchain, Machine
Learning and Artificial Intelligence on use cases and concepts that can be
applied across financial services.

Sound interesting? Here are some specifics:
  • Work with engineering team to develop
    proofs-of-concept components across web, mobile, data science and related
    technologies
  • Assist in building solutions across AWS cloud
    platforms.
  • Evaluate blockchain platforms, crypto currency
    wallets, Machine Learning or AI Models as part of ongoing proof of concept
    efforts
  • Document and present proof of concept
    approaches, outcomes along with suggestions and recommendations 
What you will need to succeed
  • Working towards a B.S./M.S./Ph.D. in Computer
    Science or Engineering with a strong passion for new technologies, software
    development and data processing.
  • Development experience with Java, Python or C#
  • SQL experience
  • Good command-line scripting skills on Windows
    and Linux
  • Problem solving skills and analytical thinking
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
    skills
  • Familiarity with cloud technologies, AWS
    experience a plus
  • Understanding of machine learning, data munging
    and ETL, streaming data processes
  • Experience with big data platforms
  • Experience with one or more of the following a
    big plus:  No SQL databases, Kubernetes, Docker, Kafka, Apache Spark,
    quorum, R3, U 
What will make you stand out:
  • Familiarity with cloud technologies, AWS
    experience a plus
  • Understanding of machine learning, data munging
    and ETL, streaming data processes
  • Experience with big data platforms
  • Experience with one or more of the following a
    big plus:  No SQL databases, Kubernetes, Docker, Kafka, Apache Spark,
    quorum, R3, U 
What it’s like here:

Western Union (WU) is a company on the
move! We believe that when money moves, better things can happen. From small
businesses and global corporations, to families near and far, or NGO’s in the
most remote communities on Earth, WU helps people and business move money
globally. We have a rich legacy of innovation, and are continuing to develop
new and more convenient ways for our customers to send and receive money
through digital, mobile and retail channels. We have a combined digital and
retail network that spans over 200 countries and territories. Some companies
specialize in cash-based retail money transfer and others play only in digital.
We are leaders in both!  

Being on the Western Union team means
being tenacious and goal-oriented. It means taking risks and quickly
finding the path to success. It means having integrity, and finding ways to
make things work. It means thriving as part of a diverse, global team
of over 10,000 people who are committed to moving money for better. It
means being driven to win, and to do work that makes a difference… on a global
stage. Sound like you? Apply now!

Inclusion and diversity are
fundamental to our culture and success. Achieving our common vision depends on
people with diverse backgrounds working together. Who knows;
your unique point of view could be the key to our next groundbreaking idea.
We’d love to explore that possibility!

Western Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action
Employer. The company will provide accommodation to applicants, including
applicants with disabilities, during the recruitment process, in accordance
with applicable laws. We are committed to equal employment
opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy
or related medical conditions), national origin, veteran status, sexual
orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or another
protected category.

 
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