IT Intern - Rotational Job

Denver, Colorado
09 Sep 2016
29 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Location(s): CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis
Is it time to see how all those college courses translate to the real world?  Are you ready to work alongside experienced professionals on real projects and issues? An internship at Xcel Energy will give you practical experience in the energy industry at a company that's committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship.
Xcel Energy has an opportunity for a long-term rotational internship with the Information Technology organization. This unique internship will offer access to work with several departments. The successful candidate will gain insight and exposure to the elements of how the IT business works. Over the course of 18 months of part-time employment (20 hours weekly), the intern will work with the following groups:
IT Service Delivery - how does IT contribute to company results (business objectives and goals as well as strategic planning)
Enterprise Application - how technology application is developed and maintained (enterprise application and infrastructure footprints, including interdependencies and reliability expectations, multi-source model, vendor management, hiring selection process)
Governance - how are all technology needs identified, prioritized and managed (basic financial processes and principles, value vs. risk trade-offs and project lifecycle)
IT Technology Operations - what is the infrastructure that enables technology and how that technology and infrastructure is maintained (design, planning, installation and maintenance for IT infrastructure including hardware, software, data center components, data, voice, radio, microwave and video communications)
IT Energy Supply - The successful candidate will gain insight and exposure to several service elements within IT Operations including:  Specific monitoring tools and integrations, Application of the IT Infrastructure Library framework, Development/administration of sites within Sharepoint, Reporting and analytics for incidents/problems to maximize reliability of systems and efficiency of resources, Monitoring processes, techniques and protocols,  Monitoring enterprise service reliability (events/alarm testing, correlation, notification, reporting, response automation),   Incident classification and response coordination,  Technology and process documentation requirements from a utility perspective
Business Intelligence- The intern will support the BI Analytics department with all analytical needs as well as the opportunity to assist in implementation of a big data system. Responsibilities will include gathering reporting requirements, assisting with the development of new reports using a variety of tools. Assisting with assignments from various business areas and learning new data sources. Learning different tools such as Business Objects, Teradata, JMP, Lumira, Hadoop.
The applicant must be energetic and competent, and willing to commit to a minimum 18-month part-time internship rotation program with Xcel Energy Information Technology organization. The length of the rotation could be extended to adjust to the intern's graduation date. The applicant's graduation date must not procede the completion date of the internship rotation program.
Must currently be enrolled in an accredited college or university and pursuing an undergraduate degree in the field of computer science, management information systems, computer engineering, engineering, mathematics. Must be a current student. No graduate student applicants, please.
  • Junior standing or will be junior status in next few months.
  • High academic standing - GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office suite applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Strong work ethic and initiative
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Any experiences with the following technologies would be desired - Windows, UNIX (AIX and Linux), TCP/IP Cisco (routers and switches), Korn/Born/C shell scripting, C/C++, Java, SQL Server, SQL/PLSQL, Project Management Experience, Oracle, OSISoft® PI, Hadoop,SAPLumira, Tableau, D3, Python, JavaScript, Pig, R, SAP HANA, Hive, Teradata
As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you're ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.
Posting Notes:  CO - Denver || CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Utilities and Corporate Servic || 55000:Business Systems || Part-Time || Non-Bargaining ||
Requisition Number: 4882
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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