Team Sylvius is one of the newest teams here at Zendesk, and is responsible for working on skill-based ticket routing for the Support product. As Zendesk customers grow their business, it becomes increasingly important for support tickets to be routed to the support agent who can most efficiently handle the ticket; skill-based routing is Zendesk’s attempt to tackle this problem head on. Engineers on this team work to build a system that scales to handle millions of tickets using technologies like Scala and Elasticsearch, all the while, aiming for low latency and 100% uptime. Sticking with our mantra of keeping things beautifully simple, admins set up their routing rules with an intuitive component-backed UI powered by modern web technologies like React and Redux.
Why you should join team Sylvius:
You’re working on something incredibly important: the ticket routing project is one of the company’s top 5 goals in 2018
Your work will have a impact: the feature-set that the team works on will affect *all* tickets that go through the Zendesk system for Enterprise customers
You’ll be able to hit the ground running quickly: as a new team without a mountain of technical debt, Sylvius has one of the fastest development cycles of all teams here at Zendesk
What you will learn/possible projects for an intern:
Work on the agent consumption experience for ticket routing
How to write robust and maintainable specs for full-stack software
Setup a framework for snapshot-testing React projects
Extract common UI elements in Zendesk to be extensible, reusable React components
Identify common tooling in projects and unify them into a reusable bootstrap system
How to work with, and contribute back to, a design system used across the entire Zendesk Organization
Experience working with Java, or another object oriented language
Coursework on data structures and algorithms
Previous internship experience working at a software company
Nice to Have:
Coursework on database systems, programming languages, and/or web design
Experience with at least one MVC (model/view/controller) framework, such as Rails, Angular, or Backbone.js
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