Aeris Communication

  • Summer Product Management Intern

    Job Locations US-CA-San Jose
    Job ID
    2018-1421
    Category
    Interns

    • Location: San Jose, CA
    • Duration & Dates: 12 weeks. May 20 – Aug 9 or June 24 – Sep 13 (depending on your school schedule)
    • Pay: Hourly stipend. Out-of-state students and those commuting from more than two hours away are eligible for subsidized housing, meals, and transportation to and from the office.

     

    You’ve likely heard about self-driving cars. Perhaps your parents have a Nest. Maybe you own a FitBit or an Apple Watch. Smart, connected devices like these are part of a new and rapidly growing industry called the "Internet of Things" (IoT), which is expected to grow to trillions of dollars over the next 10 years as 50 billion devices are brought online.

     

    Aeris is at the forefront of the IoT, building networks and applications to enable Fortune 500 clients like Mitsubishi, Hyundai and Bosch to design innovative new product offerings and fundamentally improve their businesses. Headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Chicago, London, Delhi, and Tokyo, we rank among the top ten cellular providers for IoT globally.

     

    Our company is in an enviable spot. We’re profitable, and both our bottom line and our global reach are growing rapidly. We’re playing in an exploding market where technology evolves daily and acquisitions happen left and right. We have a unique opportunity to pay our success forward by providing a one-of-a-kind learning experience to a handful of talented college students interested in learning about our industry, and about technology startups in general. We’ve designed our internship program to expose underrepresented students to career opportunities in the industry. Students from all schools, and students who identify with a group that currently is underrepresented in the industry (including but not limited to Black, Hispanic, Native American, female, transgender, students with disabilities, and more) are all strongly encouraged to apply.

     

    As a summer intern, you will have the chance to learn about a new and growing industry, witness firsthand how a mature technology startup operates, and gain real, practical experiences that will carry you over the bridge from student to professional. The role offers access to some of the most brilliant minds in the industry, and the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to a thriving company.

     

    Interested? A few things to know about Aeris:

    • We do things differently. As a pioneer in a highly competitive industry that is poised to reshape every sector of the global economy, we cannot fall back on old models. Rather, we must chart our own path and strive to out-innovate, out-learn, and out-pace the competition along the way.
    • We walk the walk on diversity. We’re a brilliant and eclectic mix of ethnicities, religions, industry experiences, sexual orientations, generations, and more―and that’s by design. Diverse perspectives are essential to our culture, innovative process, and competitive edge.
    • Integrity is essential. We believe in doing things well―and doing them right. Integrity is a core value here: you’ll see it embodied in our staff, our management approach, and growing social impact work (we have a VP devoted to it). You also will see it embodied in the way we manage people and our HR issues: we expect employees and managers to deal with issues directly, immediately, and with the utmost respect for each other and for the Company.


    We’re offering a 12-week, full-time product management internship, perfect for engineering students with an interest in business―or business majors with an interest in engineering.

     

    The Product Management team is responsible for designing products that have the potential to scale. As a product management intern, you will learn how to develop and create a product offering by researching potential product capabilities, understanding how those capabilities compare to competitive offerings, and, in some cases, building “proof of concept” prototypes. The role involves heavy research, analytical thinking, effective presentation skills, and, potentially, software development.

     

    Aeris has two core product offerings, and we are hiring one intern to work with the product teams responsible for each:

    • Aeris Mobility Platform (AMP), a software platform that helps manufacturers build and deliver software applications that can make it easier, more enjoyable, or more profitable to make, own, or use cars, trucks, and motorcycles. AMP contains technical and functional building blocks for IoT solutions relating to things that move and have a motor.
    • Aeris Connectivity Platform (ACP), a software platform that enables companies to connect and manage millions of devices, using connectivity provided via any carrier and any access technology (cellular, Wi-Fi, LoRa, etc.)―all from one platform.

    As a product management intern working on either product, you will play a key role in helping us push into new areas through market research, competitive analysis, and prototype development. You will work with the most cutting-edge IoT technologies to define or build something new and immediately useful. Past interns have:

    • Created and tested a customer-facing demonstration of a new “hybrid connectivity” offering, enabling one IoT device to connect to both Wi-Fi and cellular networks.
    • Worked with engineering interns to add valuable new feature functionality to AMP. In particular, a recent group of interns optimized logic to classify vehicles as “on-job or off-job” for major IoT agricultural solution with 95+% accuracy.
    • Conducted a thorough competitive analysis of mobility platform providers to help refine Aeris differentiators and competitive positioning.

     

    All Aeris interns have the option to learn how to pitch a startup to investors. Collaborating with the other Aeris interns (10-15 in total), you will have the opportunity create a pitch and product demo, and present it to summer interns at the investment firm Makena Capital Management. 

     

    Interns will be provided with a stipend. Out-of-state students and those commuting from more than two hours away may receive subsidized housing, meals, and transportation to and from the office. All interns will have the option to participate in three impactful outings to explore the surrounding area.


    Here’s what we’re looking for:

    • You’re a college student with strong academic standing. The internship is open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors from all majors, but all applicants should be conceptually familiar with software development principles and comfortable with basic coding. Only applicants who are still registered undergraduates and will still be in school at the time of the internship will be accepted. 
    • You’re curious. You may not have much prior work experience, but you have a demonstrated interest in understanding how technology can be applied to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. You easily can provide us with multiple examples that showcase your drive and ability to learn fast.
    • You have strong analytical skills. You have a demonstrated ability to solve tough problems, leveraging data, instinct, creativity, and grit. To get the most out of this role, you need to be proficient with Microsoft Excel.
    • You’re eager. You proactively seek out learning opportunities, and you mobilize to get the most out of them as you possibly can.
    • You’re a team player. You know that proactively contributing ideas, collaborating with others, asking questions, seeking out projects, and coming to others for help as needed are keys to success.
    • You’re professional. You have a strong professional demeanor, and know how to write and present clearly. No matter which department you’re in, writing and presenting will be involved.

    We’ve designed our internship program to expose underrepresented students to career opportunities in the industry. Students from all schools, and students who identify with a group that currently is underrepresented in the industry (including but not limited to African American, Hispanic, Native American, female, transgender, students with disabilities, and more) are strongly encouraged to apply.

     

    Aeris walks the walk on diversity. We’re a brilliant mix of varying ethnicities, religions, cultures, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, and professional/personal/military experiences―and that’s by design. Diverse perspectives are essential to our culture, innovative process, and competitive edge. Aeris is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

     

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