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Cloud and DevOps engineering Intern

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Job Title: Cloud and DevOps engineering Intern

Department: R&D Innovation Lab

Application Closing: ASAP

Supervisor: Quentin Morel, Director, Power Grid Modernization and Industrial IoT

Location: Palo Alto, CA or remote (USA)

Schedule: Full or Part-time

Compensation: starting at 30$ per hour

 

Job Summary:

EDF (Électricité de France) is a global, integrated energy company and the world’s largest electricity producer. With 140 GW of generation capacity across more than 30 countries, EDF generates over 650 TWh of electricity for 38 million customers, and 85% of that electricity has low or no carbon emissions. With 160,000 employees worldwide, EDF is active in the entire value chain of the electric industry, including R&D, project development, generation, trading, transmission, distribution, sales, and energy services. In the US, EDF’s operations include EDF Renewables North America, EDF Energy North America, EDF R&D, and several smaller business units. EDF R&D has 1,800 researchers and 8 labs, including three in France, EDF Innovation Lab in the US, and others globally. Their role is to provide R&D, innovation, and business development support to the EDF Group. This is done by creating partnerships and collaborations with leading research institutions and industries and the identification and development of innovative technologies and solutions.

EDF Innovation Lab (EDF IL)’s mission is twofold: first, to explore, analyze and research trends and disruptive technologies for EDF Group in North America, leveraging the innovation of Silicon Valley and building local partnerships; and second, to develop and test new markets, innovative businesses, and services, to support EDF Group’s growth in decentralized, data-driven and low-carbon energy sectors.

EDF Innovation Lab is spearheading the deployment of an internal EDF energy data platform that transforms the way renewable energy owners and operators manage their assets.  We are looking to hire a part-time team member to build the configuration tool used to orchestrate (update and configuration changes) the platform at the edge.

This will be an exciting role for someone with a strong IT background and interests in innovation in the Power Grid and Energy Industry. The intern will be a part of the EDF IL team and will have easy access to all the Lab resources including people to support their work.

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

Specific duties and responsibilities include, among others:

  • Collaborate with the Cloud Infrastructure team to design, develop, and deploy automation solutions for edge orchestration.
  • Utilize shell scripting/bash/Linux expertise to optimize system performance and reliability.
  • Configure and manage IT systems, leveraging tools like Docker, Ansible, GitLab, and AWS.
  • Contribute to cloud infrastructure tasks.
  • Implement CI/CD pipelines to streamline the deployment process and ensure code quality.
  • Work on network configurations and protocols to facilitate seamless communication across distributed sites.
  • Contribute to programming tasks and systems design, with a focus on Python, to enhance tool functionality and efficiency.
  • Demonstrate strong soft skills, including communication, problem-solving, and teamwork, to drive project success.

 

All of these tasks will be related to the work already carried out by the EDF Innovation Lab in previous years.

Education and Experience:

  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Computer science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • Strong academic background with coursework in Linux administration, shell scripting, and software development.
  • Previous internship or project experience in DevOps, IT systems administration, or related fields is a plus.
  • Familiarity with enterprise software tools and cloud platforms is advantageous.
  • Experience with version control systems like Git and CI/CD pipelines is desirable.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Proficiency in shell scripting/bash/Linux administration.
  • Familiarity with Cloud Computing, Docker, Ansible, GitLab, CI/CD principles, and AWS services.
  • Basic understanding of networking concepts and protocols.
  • Programming skills in Python or willingness to learn.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated with a passion for technology and innovation.
  • Ability to structure and deliver analyses/work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (strong English skills required)
  • Good interpersonal relationship skills

Benefits:

  • Hands-on experience in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • Mentorship from experienced professionals in the field.
  • Opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge projects with real-world impact.
  • Networking opportunities with industry leaders and experts.
  • Potential for long-term career growth and development within the company.

Disclaimer:

  • May perform other duties assigned.

How to Apply:

  • Send a Resume/CV and Cover Letter to mehdi.badri@edf-inc.com with ‘Intern, DevOps’ in the subject line.  In the cover letter, please include any experience with IT systems and distributed computing infrastructure.

EDF Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Culture:

Having a positive culture enables our employees to thrive. We are an agile and forward-thinking business and our employees work hard and celebrate every success.

We also have a number of social events during the year which include annual team-building, happy hours and holiday parties.

Competitive Pay and Benefits:

We offer our employees a variety of benefits along with maintaining a competitive pay structure through an annual salary exercise. Such benefits include:

  • Cover an average of 90% of health costs for employees and their families; 100% employer coverage on some plans
  • Contribute equal to 6% of total compensation to a non-elective 401(k) account with immediate vesting
  • Competitive time-off benefits

Communication:

We aim to be transparent with our business strategy and performance information by giving employees access to the latest news and announcements.

We also provide quarterly Town Halls so that employees can hear business updates directly from executives.

Wellness & Community:

We promote wellness and community involvement by offering benefits such as gym membership reimbursement, community Involvement Time-Off and commuting allowance.