[wplug-jobs] POW Solutions Software Engineering Internship

Timo Mechler timo at powsolutions.com
Mon Jun 6 22:03:36 EDT 2011

*Software Engineer Intern – Core Development*


POW (*P*ower *O*ptimized *W*orkloads) Solutions, a soon-to-be CMU cleantech
spinout company, is commercializing cutting- edge power management
algorithms developed in the School of Computer Science at CMU.  Faced with
increased demand for IT services, rising power costs, facility
infrastructure constrains, and heavily underutilized servers, data centers
today are wrestling with the tough tradeoff between power and performance.
POW Solutions is building an enterprise level software platform that
directly addresses this tradeoff by intelligently managing incoming workload
(demand) with available supply (number of physical/virtual servers),
resulting in significant increases in energy efficiency, less wasted power,
and less unnecessary CO2 being emitted.  Currently a small team of young,
highly motivated, technologists we are now actively looking for an
exceptional software engineer intern to join our team full-time in tackling
this multi-billion dollar data center power challenge.

For more information, please see:  http://olympus.cs.cmu.edu/probes/pow.php

*Job Description*

The primary role of this position is to in extend, refine, and further
automate the core of POW’s power management software prototype and move the
code forward into a beta stage and beyond. Principal activities may include
developing code, testing, creating documentation, and supporting beta
testing/deployment in customer data center environments.  This is a paid

 *Education and Qualifications*

The successful candidate should possess or be working towards a bachelor’s
degree (or higher) in computer science or computer engineering.  Previous
commercial software development experience is a plus.  Experience managing,
using, and developing for Linux/UNIX systems is required.  Strong
familiarity with C, C++ (or other object-oriented language), shell
scripting, and the TCP/IP networking stack is also required, including the
ability to write multi-threaded programs.


*Skills and Organizational Fit*

 Applicants must be willing to work independently, but also be able to
collaborate with POW’s current team members to successfully develop and
shape the initial version of POW’s software. This position carries a high
level of responsibility and demonstrated leadership skills/success is a
plus.  The ideal applicant will like to have fun, be highly motivated and
creative, enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, and have
exceptional drive to outperform expectations.

Desirable skills include:

- Working knowledge of the Linux Kernel
- Familiarity with data center environments
- Experience with distributed systems


*To Apply*

If you’re interested - and think you’re up for the challenge- we’d like to
hear from you. Please send a resume/CV in plain text or PDF format to timo
[at] powsolutions.com.
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