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IT Intern

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Assurant

17d ago

  • Internship
    Full-time
    Off-cycle Internship
  • IT & Cybersecurity
  • Miami, +1

AI generated summary

  • You need a Bachelor's degree in MIS, CS, IT, or related STEM disciplines with 3.0 GPA and 1+ years of technical training to join us as an IT Intern at Assurant. Show us your project work, teamwork, and presentation skills for progression opportunities.
  • You will develop applications, support enterprise systems, and act as a liaison between business and IT, ensuring successful delivery of projects and solutions. Collaborate with teams, provide technical expertise, and drive efficient communication and documentation.

Requirements

  • Education:
  • Prefers a Bachelor's degree in one of the following areas:
  • Management Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Will consider candidates with a Bachelor's degree in any other STEM disciplines with a minimum 3.0 GPA and 1+ years of technical skills training.
  • For candidates nearing graduation with a Bachelor’s degree in areas as noted above, completion of the degree helps demonstrate exceptional performance for progression beyond Internship.
  • Previous Experience:
  • Experience attained through the successful completion of one of the Bachelor’s Degrees outlined above, including but not limited to:
  • Project Work
  • Presentations
  • Team Work
  • Knowledge and Skills:
  • Knowledge and Skills attained through the successful completion of one of the Bachelor’s Degrees outlined above, including but not limited to:
  • Presentation Skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work in teams to accomplish a common goal
  • Ability to demonstrate logical thinking

Responsibilities

  • Application Development:
  • Develop applications in various languages and disciplines, which may include the following areas of focus:
  • C#, VB.NET, Java
  • IDE’s – Visual Studio or Eclipse
  • Object Oriented design and development – MVC, Entity Framework
  • Web Development – HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Frameworks
  • Platforms – Windows/IIS, Unix – Unix/Apache/Tomcat
  • Test Driven Development – Nunit, Junit
  • Deployment Tools – NuGet, Ant, TFS-MSBuild
  • XML
  • Information Architecture
  • User Interface Usability and Design
  • Collaborate with business analysts and business users to ensure that development work will meet the needs and expectations of the business.
  • Research, solve for, and engage others as necessary to develop code that will result in the desired business outcome. The intern must be able to work and think independently in order to produce working code at a reasonable pace.
  • Perform system testing on all code produced to uncover and resolve defects prior to engaging others in evaluating functionality.
  • Work through and resolve production issues for applications supported by the department or functional area.
  • Prepare documentation on work produced to ensure a smooth handoff to other developers as needed.
  • Systems Engineering:
  • Support in-house and vendor applications, which may include the following activities:
  • Operational Support of Enterprise Applications
  • Provide day-to-day support for large scale enterprise applications utilized across the entire organization.
  • Provide analysis, design, testing, debugging, maintenance, and documentation for complex enterprise applications. This requires expertise across multiple platforms, operating systems and tools. Understanding of various disciplines and technologies, such as web, directory services, directory synchronization, security, databases, networking, infrastructure and application development is key.
  • Document processes and procedures of implemented changes.
  • Manage and document procedures to maintain the long-term health of applications including monitoring, auditing, disaster recovery and business continuity and security compliance
  • Offer understanding of the configuration and usage of complex enterprise applications.
  • Ensure applications and systems are maintained, secure and current.
  • Drive Successful Delivery of Application Solutions
  • Participate in focused technical teams to successfully support a small set of applications on strategic projects.
  • Ensure successful and timely delivery of vendor-based software solutions, through individual contribution, while working with cross-functional teams and acting as a technical resource.
  • Perform project requests, assignments and deliverables for platform-specific implementations. This includes installation and maintenance of all applications and web server software, configuration of load balancers, and migration of resource and code changes as needed.
  • Successfully assist in the transition of applications from an implementation phase to ongoing support by driving the completion of appropriate documentation, monitoring configuration and support procedures.
  • Prepare documentation on work produced to ensure a smooth handoff to other system engineers as needed.
  • Business Analysis:
  • Serve as a liaison between business areas and Information Technology on one or more projects. Activities include:
  • Communicate with business users to understand their needs and document their requirements.
  • Translate business requirements into functional requirements and technical specifications.
  • Present requirements to developers.
  • Write test scripts, test plans and perform application testing as needed.
  • Coordinate testing among several users and keep track of results.
  • Manage defects identified through testing and ensure proper resolution.
  • Outline communication plans and manage the communication process.
  • Facilitate meetings
  • Take and distribute meeting minutes and action items.
  • Research how existing technology is used by business or IT resources and determine how changes or upgrades may impact such resources.
  • Analyze business processes and make recommendations for improvement
  • Assist project team as needed to ensure project success.
  • Work through and resolve production issues for applications supported by the department or functional area.
  • Prepare documentation on work produced to ensure a smooth handoff to other Business Analysts as needed.

FAQs

What is the duration of the IT Intern program at Assurant?

The IT Intern program at Assurant consists of one semester (12 to 16 weeks) focused on a specific discipline, or multiple semesters in rotation across different disciplines.

What are the disciplines that the IT Intern program focuses on?

The IT Intern program at Assurant focuses on disciplines such as Application Development, Systems Engineering, and Business Analysis.

What are the qualifications needed to apply for the IT Intern position at Assurant?

The preferred qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, or Information Technology. Candidates with a Bachelor's degree in other STEM disciplines and technical skills training may also be considered.

What kind of work will the IT Intern be involved in during the program?

The IT Intern will be involved in tasks such as developing applications, providing operational support for enterprise applications, serving as a liaison between business areas and IT, testing applications, and more depending on the discipline they are engaged in.

How is performance evaluated for progression beyond the Internship at Assurant?

In order to progress beyond the Internship at Assurant, the Intern must receive positive reviews and demonstrate exceptional performance. Additionally, there needs to be an open position that aligns with the Intern's skillset and the needs of the department and organization.

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