Information Technology Intern - Summer 2020
We’re a growing company, and we need key players like you to work directly with America’s best employers to bring joy to millions of employees!
PerkSpot is a benefits company that offers perks and discounts, as well as rewards and recognition, to millions of employees. We work to secure exclusive discounts from top brands like Apple, Target, and Samsung, which are then bundled into one, easy-to-use platform. From there, we partner with some of America’s top employers, like Walgreens, McDonald’s, and Lyft, who provide those discounts to employees so they can start to save on everything from gym memberships and movie tickets to electronics, new cars, and travel.
Our company was founded in 2006 by good people with great vision, and we’re working hard to carry out that mission to this day. As we continue, we’re proud of our leadership position in the tech and human resources industry, but we’re committed to doing even more – developing better products, reaching more employers, and getting more employees engaged with our platform. We may have started small, but we’ve grown quickly, and proved ourselves and our product while doing so. In 2018, our company announced an additional investment of $50 million dollars from Susquehanna Growth Equity. This next stage of growth will focus on expanding our use of technology – specifically machine learning and AI – to consistently put the right perks in front of the right people, at the right time.
We’re hiring qualified, paid, interns in virtually every department this summer. Our goal is to host a great team of people who want to get their hands dirty, gain experience, and help us meet our mission as we build our business: to inspire employees everywhere to love where they work by delivering meaningful savings and recognition in their workplace.
We aim higher: You’re a go-getter. You love being able to embrace projects and make them your own. You’ll push us to be better and leave your mark on our business.
We value people: You’re happy to work independently but also love collaborating. You value your team members and the people we serve at PerkSpot. You’ll work to make the experience better for both our users and our team.
We stay humble: You should feel free to take risks and make mistakes. As a small team, we rely on each other to get the job done and take responsibility for both our successes and our failures.
We have fun: We hold weekly all-company get-togethers on Fridays where we learn from what went wrong and celebrate what went right. We aim a little higher and get a little bit better than the previous week, but we never take ourselves too seriously.
About the Role
Join the IT Operations & Support team this summer and contribute to employee onboarding, on-site infrastructure development, and practically “everything that turns on” at PerkSpot. Our goal is to continually improve the tools and environment available for our colleagues to reach their goals.
- Support the ITOS team in maintaining hardware, software, and other systems.
- Assist with troubleshooting issues and provide technical support across the business, to colleagues of all levels of technical proficiency.
- Organize and maintain IT resources.
- Gain or develop first-hand experience administering O365, Zoom telecommunication/VoIP, SAML authentication
- Experience with Windows and Microsoft Office 365
- Basic experience at a helpdesk or in a computer lab with an interest in end user support.
- Coursework in Network Engineering and Security, Information Systems, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Management Information Systems
We’d love you to have had experience building a computer, setting up a router, working with patch panels or light networking or imaging Windows 10 machines.
Working at PerkSpot
You're going to grow - a lot. We're a big platform, but still a small team. That means we're going to trust you with more responsibility than elsewhere, invest in you more and you're going to reap the professional benefits of that. You’ll become part of the family - not just as an intern, but a meaningful member of our community.
What’s more, you'll stand a little taller every time you walk into a DSW, Walgreens, Chipotle, or onto a United or Southwest Airlines flight, because you'll be playing a role in making those people love their jobs that much more. Imagine being excited to head to work each morning, because you know you'll be working in a place where you can actually get stuff done, surrounded by a group of people you're incredibly proud to be working with.
Yeah, you're also going to snag a few good deals for yourself, too.
All applications will be kept strictly confidential. Please submit a resume AND cover letter (we know it is old school, but a cover letter is very important to us) telling us how you stack up to the qualifications, plus any other information you feel would be relevant to PerkSpot. Don’t be afraid to show your spark and personality!
All positions require a full background screening.