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Come join us over here at Backblaze, we're neat! Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. If you share the same values and see a position below that excites you, we want to hear from you!

Platform Engineer Intern

Department: Technical Operations
Location: San Mateo, CA

About Backblaze 

Backblaze makes storing and using data astonishingly easy. When our founding team got together, they committed to helping people save their data. Today, the Backblaze Storage Cloud provides a foundational platform around the world for a broad community of developers, IT generalists, entrepreneurs, and individuals who seek the easy, affordable, trusted solutions we provide. 

We’ve managed to nurture a team-oriented culture with amazingly low turnover. Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. Our customers are happy, and so are our coworkers: In the most recent “Great Place to Work” survey, 97% of our team rated Backblaze as “a great place to work.” Check out what our employees are saying on Glassdoor

But while there is a lot to celebrate in our past, there is almost as much opportunity ahead of us. We are seeking a Platform Engineer Intern!

What you’ll do:

  • Assist with the development and improvisation of existing tools used by the team 

  • Communicate your observations, ideas and plans with the team before executing 

  • Help maintain best practices and industry standards with coding, building and deploying 

  • Document the final state of the project, demonstrate the functionalities and ensure good its maintainable and supportable 


What will internship provide you:

  • Learn about the tools and processes used in operating services that are evolving and growing rapidly 

  • Gain exposure to variety of tasks and teams involved in operating cloud services at scale 

  • Understand the framework adopted for automating tasks and ensuring efficiency during SDLC 



  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) 

  • Strong research skills 

  • Strong organizational skills 

  • Experience working with python/Java/C++ 

  • Commitment to delivering results 

  • Actively enrolled as a Full time student (in Computer Science or related fields) in an accredited institution and have completed at least two years of education 

  • Able to commit to 12 weeks of internship with 40 hrs. per week 


At Backblaze, we value being fair and good to our customers, partners, and employees. That’s why diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values. We are committed to fostering a workforce where all employees feel a sense of belonging regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, socioeconomic status, ability, veteran status, and education. We believe that our dedication to cultivating a diverse workspace not only allows us to better serve our customers in over 175 countries, but further reinforces our commitment to doing the right thing. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. 




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