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Zoom 2022 Back End Development Engineer (Co-op) in Des Moines, Iowa

Zoom Back End Engineers build high quality, scalable and resilient systems that power our platforms. They understand the full software development lifecycle and deliver secure and compliant platform capabilities that enable product development and operations at a large scale. Your passion for low-level programming drives the engine that is Zoom engineering. This internship/co-op has a minimum twelve (12) week duration. What you will do:

  • Develop back end code in C++, Java or Python for Zoom’s collaboration software

  • Collaborate with engineers and architects across different teams to design and develop solutions that meet market needs with respect to functionality, performance and reliability

  • Design, develop, and test features and functions

  • Possess some experience with the development of prototypes

  • Work with internal engineering partners to ensure end to end user experience

  • Partner with technical operations teams to ensure applications and services are highly available and reliable


  • Currently pursuing an undergrad or graduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related STEM field

  • Available to complete the full 12-week minimum internship program during Winter 2022, with a time commitment of approximately 20-40 hours per week.

  • Experience with concurrency, and design patterns

  • Experience with Unix/Linux or Windows environments, distributed systems, network programming and/or developing large software systems

  • Solid foundation in computer science fundamentals including; data structures, algorithms and software design

  • Some exposure and familiarity in cloud infrastructure technologies (i.e. Microservices Architecture, RESTful APIs, AWS, NoSQL) and cloud based test automation solution

  • Programming experience in Java. Node.js or Python a plus

  • Working knowledge of AWS production deployment a plus

    Sponsorship for employment visa status is not available for this position. You must be legally authorized to work in the United States Please apply to no more than two Zoom Summer Internship roles

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to Zoom’s values. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives including qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records as well as any qualified applicants requiring reasonable accommodations in accordance with the law.

We believe that the unique contributions of all Zoomies is the driver of our success. To make sure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone's perspectives and experience we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Zoom helps people and businesses stay connected so they can get more done together. We’re the go-to communications platform for small and large businesses alike, and growing rapidly with employees working to deliver happiness across the globe. We're also proud to have a positive social impact by enabling continuity for educational institutions, governments, the healthcare sector, and many other essential industries.

From meetings, chat, and phone, to webinars and online events, companies trust Zoom to power all their communication needs. Our secure, reliable, video-first cloud platform offers a frictionless experience that is simple to manage, delightful to use, and friendly to build on.

Our core value is Care. To show our employees we care about their happiness and recognize their value, we employ above-market and progressive compensation programs. We believe this is achieved by analyzing total direct compensation holistically. We offer all employees equity, allowing them to become owners who are vested in and benefit from the long-term success of the company.

Our CEO, Eric S. Yuan, founded Zoom in 2011 as a video-first communications platform focused on delivering happiness to customers worldwide. We're proud to be a recognized Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Meeting Solutions and Unified Communications as a Service, winner of the 2020 Forbes Cloud Computing Awards for Best Product, winner of the Frost & Sullivan 2021 Connected Company of the Year award, and a Leader in the IDC MarketScape for European Collaboration Tools for Education, 2020.