Software Engineering Intern
Mountain View
Entry Level · Internship
Posted 2 months ago

X is Alphabet’s moonshot factory. We are a diverse group of inventors and entrepreneurs who build and launch technologies that aim to improve the lives of millions, even billions, of people. Our goal: 10x impact on the world’s most intractable problems, not just 10% improvement. We approach projects that have the aspiration and riskiness of research with the speed and ambition of a startup.


Our goal at X is to make the world a radically better place. In order to do that we seek fresh unexpected perspectives, from different fields, and that’s why we’re excited about you.

Life here isn’t easy, but it’s fun. We’re trying to build things most people can’t even imagine, and we’re doing it with the hope of making a huge, positive impact on the world. You’ll be embedded into a moonshot project, where you’ll partner with team members to solve key challenges.

This isn’t your ordinary internship. You’ll be positively challenged and pushed professionally, in ways that you may have never experienced. If this excites you - keep reading.

During Your Internship You Can Expect

  • To be placed on one of our confidential or public X projects
  • To get paid competitively and with Google benefits
  • To be part of a lively community of other Interns and Residents
  • To attend colloquium and discussions with team leads from across Google, DeepMind and external organizations


  • Location: X's headquarters in Mountain View, CA
  • Start Date(s): Year-round rolling basis
  • Duration: a flexible 4 mo. to 1 year program based on project team needs and your availability


  • Must be enrolled in an academic program and working towards completing an Undergraduate or Master's degree.

What You'll Be Working On

  • Becoming familiar with your teams specific goals and challenges
  • Experimenting and developing software solutions to help tackle challenges
  • Testing and documenting all code
  • Learning Moonshot thinking, attending colloquium and tech talks
  • Engaging with the X Internship community during the program
  • Having fun!

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS degree in Computer Science, or similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience with one or more general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: Java, C/C++, Python, JavaScript, Typescript, or Go.
  • Interest and ability to work at all levels of the software stack; from the front-end to building a data pipeline and cloud-based backend
  • Ability to jump to random new tasks in a fast paced project to get things done - learning new things on a daily basis

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with JAX, TensorFlow, Keras
  • Experience in Machine Learning
X, the moonshot factory
X, the moonshot factory invents and launches breakthrough technologies and radical solutions.
Size:  1-10 employees
Year Founded:  2010
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