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ACT, Inc. Summer Internship: Associate Software Engineer in Iowa City, Iowa


ACT is a nonprofit organization helping people achieve educational and workplace success. Our programs are designed to boost lifelong learning in schools and workplaces around the world. Whether it's guiding students along their learning paths, enabling companies to develop their workforce, fostering parent, teacher, and counselor understanding of student progress, guiding job seekers toward career success, or informing policymakers about education and workforce issues. ACT is passionate about making a difference in all we do.

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Position objective: Projects include the following work-related activities:

  • Under the direction and mentoring of team leads, participates in the development and/or implementation of new software solutions for ACT

  • Collaborates with assigned Scrum team to complete all assigned tasks within a two-week sprint

  • Actively participates in scrum team activities, department meetings, and training exercises

  • Work with stakeholders to build knowledge of the organization, products and processes in order to understand how work contributes business value

  • Recommend changes and improvements to team to ensure the best possible experience for our customers

Intern projects and activities provide experience with software development, data management and software quality and are representative of the following types of technology positions:

  • Full Stack Engineer

  • Mobile Engineer

  • Back End Engineer

  • Quality Engineer


Minimum Qualifications:

Education:at least six months into Associate level degree coursework or enrolled in certificate program (from an accredited educational institution), preferably in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or Information Systems

  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired


  • Training or experience in at least two of the following required:

  • relational and/or non-relational databases

  • Java or Python

  • Linux, Unix and Microsoft operating systems

  • shell scripting

  • software test automation

  • networks and networking protocols

  • website development

  • telephony, information security, data protection, directory services, or virtual environments

  • Training or experience in the following preferred:

  • office productivity software, Microsoft Office Suite preferred

  • data visualization

  • project tracking software such as Jira

  • version control software such as Git / Bitbucket



  • Proactive learner of new technologies

  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a Scrum team, following SAFe agile practices and taking ownership of assigned tasks

  • Ability to work within and meet established deadlines

  • Seeks out and accepts feedback, proactively asks questions to ensure clarity

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Comfortable working in a rapidly transforming organization

  • Ability to work effectively with internal customers

Job LocationsUS-IA-Iowa City

Posted Date3 weeks ago(11/26/2019 11:55 AM)

Job ID2019-1645

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TravelNo Travel Required

ACT is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.