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Aurora Solar

Positions: 
Software Engineer Intern; Marketing Analyst
Location: 
Palo Alto, CA
Innovation Area: 
Generation and Conversion
Position Type: 
TomKat Center-supported
Compensation: 
$6400
Internship Term: 
8 weeks

Aurora is a Palo Alto-based startup that is building the operating system of the solar industry. Our product is a cloud-based application that algorithmically generates 3D models of buildings, performs sophisticated solar engineering design, and generates beautiful proposals and visualizations for customers.

By allowing solar installers to do all this without ever leaving their office, we slash the cost of solar installations and make solar power widely available to anyone. Our software is used to design over 50,000 solar projects a month.

Our team is made up of graduates from Stanford’s Math, EE, CS, Earth Science and GSB departments, as well as other schools like CMU and Brown. We have won prestigious grants from Stanford’s TomKat Center, and from the US Department of Energy for our technology. And we are just getting started.

Software Engineering Intern

Responsibilities: 

As a software engineering intern you will be working with senior engineers to write code to develop new features and functionality for our web-based platform. 

Who should apply:

We are growing fast and are looking for talented students who care about solving challenging problems that really matter. Preference is given to Juniors and or Co-term students. 

Required expertise: 

  • Proficiency in JavaScript and/or Ruby on Rails
  • Familiarity of Python and C is a plus
  • Familiarity with WebGL or other 3D graphics libraries is a plus
  • Knowledge of or interest in cloud computing infrastructure

Preferred skills/Majors:

CS, EE, MS&E

Marketing Analyst

Responsibilities: 

As a marketing intern, you will work with senior team members to develop marketing campaigns, content and will calculate the ROI on such campaigns.

Who should apply:

We are growing fast and are looking for talented students who care about solving challenging problems that really matter. Preference is given to Juniors and or Co-term students. 

Required expertise:

  • Self-driven, with good project management and organizational skills
  • Good analytical skills, comfortable working with numbers
  • Good writing, communication, and presentation skills
  • Familiarity with social media content management systems
  • Expertise with video editing software such as Adobe premier
  • Coursework in CEE and Energy Resource Engineering 

Preferred skills/Majors:

Earth Sciences, CEE, History, Art, Product Design