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Software Engineer Intern (Part-Time; June 17th - December 6th)

Company: Panalgo
Location: United States
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About Panalgo:  
Panalgo's mission is to improve healthcare through innovative analytics. Our team has built a next-generation analytics platform, Instant Health Data (IHD), to bring researchers together to generate insights into improving population health, quality of care, and managing costs. 
Our remarkable platform, Instant Health Data (IHD), brings together researchers to generate insights into improving population health, quality of care, efficiency of medical research, and managing costs by transforming the way analysts from diverse disciplines answer critical questions and make insightful predictions. Panalgo provides novel solutions to allow the world’s largest life science companies, health plans, and provider groups to better understand the clinical outcomes and value of various patient care strategies. 
 
Now, Panalgo is proud to be a part of Norstella, an organization that consists of market-leading pharmaceutical solutions providers united under one goal: to improve patient access to life-saving therapies. Within this organization, Panalgo plays a key role in helping clinical and commercial stakeholders understand the real-world implications of payer and prescriber behavior – and helping clients connect the dots from pipeline to patient.  
     
Responsibilities:  
  • Assisting in Software Development: Collaborate with senior developers and team members to develop, test, and maintain software applications. Contribute to coding tasks, feature enhancements, and bug fixes under supervision. 
  • Learning and Skill Development: Actively participate in learning opportunities to enhance technical skills and knowledge of software development practices, programming languages, and development tools. Seek guidance from mentors and team members to improve coding proficiency and problem-solving abilities. 
  • Testing and Quality Assurance: Assist in writing and executing test cases to validate software functionality, identify defects, and ensure quality standards are met. Participate in code reviews and debugging sessions to learn best practices and quality assurance techniques. 
  • Documentation and Reporting: Document software designs, development processes, and test results to maintain accurate records and facilitate knowledge sharing. Prepare reports and presentations to communicate project progress, challenges, and achievements to team members and stakeholders. 
  • Research and Analysis: Conduct research on emerging technologies, industry trends, and competitor analysis to stay updated on developments in the field of software development. Analyze software requirements and specifications to understand project objectives and identify potential solutions. 
  • Collaboration and Communication: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including designers, product managers, and quality assurance engineers, to understand project requirements and contribute to project planning and execution. Communicate effectively with team members to share ideas, ask questions, and seek feedback. 
  • Adherence to Processes and Standards: Follow established software development processes, coding standards, and best practices to ensure consistency, maintainability, and scalability of code. Adhere to project deadlines and deliverables to support project timelines and goals. 
  • Professional Development: Take initiative to seek learning opportunities, attend training sessions, and participate in workshops or seminars to further develop technical skills and industry knowledge. Seek feedback from mentors and supervisors to identify areas for improvement and set goals for personal and professional growth. 
  • Adaptability and Flexibility: Demonstrate adaptability and flexibility in responding to changing project requirements, priorities, and deadlines. Embrace new challenges and opportunities to learn and grow as a software development professional. 
  • And all other duties as assigned. 
 
Qualifications: 
  • Education: Enrollment in a Bachelor's degree program in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, or a related field. Candidates should be in their junior or senior year of undergraduate studies. 
  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in programming languages commonly used in software development, such as Java, Python, Nodejs, or Ruby.
    • Familiarity with web development frameworks (e.g., React, Angular), database technologies (e.g., SQL, NoSQL), and version control systems (e.g., Git) is desirable.  
What an internship at Norstella can offer you 
A successful internship typically involves a combination of personal growth, skill development, and meaningful contributions to the organization. Here's what to expect during your time at Norstella:  
 
Learning Opportunities: You will be provided with ample opportunities for learning and skill development. You’ll gain new knowledge about your field of study or interest through hands-on experience, mentorship, training sessions, and exposure to real-world projects.  
Meaningful Projects: You can expect challenging tasks and projects that are relevant to your skills and interests, allowing you to make meaningful contributions to the organization. These projects will range dependent upon department and experience.  
Mentorship and Guidance: As a Norstella intern, you will be assigned a buddy, outside of your department, who will help navigate challenges, set goals, and develop professionally.  
Networking Opportunities: Networking can lead to future job opportunities and valuable professional relationships. During your time with Norstella, you will participate in a 3-day professional learning onsite conference to connect with fellow interns and other professionals within the Norstella organization.  
Growth Through Feedback and Evaluation: Regular feedback sessions are essential to understand strengths, areas for improvement, and progress toward your goals. Frequent and meaningful feedback will help develop your skills, ensuring you make the most of your internship experience.   
 
Overall, a successful internship at Norstella is one where you will have the opportunity to gain valuable skills and experiences, contributes meaningfully to the organization, and leaves with a positive impression of both the company and the field in which you are interning.  
 
The Guiding Principles for success at Norstella:  
01:  Bold, Passionate, Mission-First   
We have a lofty mission to Smooth Access to Life Saving Therapies and we will get there by being bold and passionate about the mission and our clients.  Our clients and the mission in what we are trying to accomplish must be in the forefront of our minds in everything we do.    
02:  Integrity, Truth, Reality  
We make promises that we can keep, and goals that push us to new heights.  Our integrity offers us the opportunity to learn and improve by being honest about what works and what doesn’t.  By being true to the data and producing realistic metrics, we are able to create plans and resources to achieve our goals.    
03:  Kindness, Empathy, Grace  
We will empathize with everyone's situation, provide positive and constructive feedback with kindness, and accept opportunities for improvement with grace and gratitude.  We use this principle across the organization to collaborate and build lines of open communication.    
04:  Resilience, Mettle, Perseverance  
We will persevere – even in difficult and challenging situations.  Our ability to recover from missteps and failures in a positive way will help us to be successful in our mission.  
05:  Humility, Gratitude, Learning  
We will be true learners by showing humility and gratitude in our work.  We recognize that the smartest person in the room is the one who is always listening, learning, and willing to shift their thinking.    
 
Norstella is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, color, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age. Our ethos is to respect and value people’s differences, to help everyone achieve more at work as well as in their personal lives so that they feel proud of the part they play in our success. We believe that all decisions about people at work should be based on the individual’s abilities, skills, performance and behavior and our business requirements. Norstella operates a zero-tolerance policy to any form of discrimination, abuse or harassment. 
 
Sometimes the best opportunities are hidden by self-doubt. We disqualify ourselves before we have the opportunity to be considered. Regardless of where you came from, how you identify, or the path that led you here - you are welcome. If you read this job description and feel passion and excitement, we're just as excited about you. 
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