Summer Intern - Software Engineer

CBS Interactive

Remote / Virtual 11-18-2020
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  • Paid
  • Internship
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description


CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, is the premier online content network for information and entertainment. With more than 280 million people visiting its properties each month, CBS Interactive is a top Web property globally. Its portfolio of leading brands, which include CNET,,,, GameSpot,, and, span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming.


Division Overview:
Our proprietary Platform for Interactive Experiences (PIE) is utilized by our in-house content creation team to build Play Along Videos, which are part of the Noggin app. PIE enables code-free authoring of interactive digital content in a Unity-based authoring engine supporting real-time scene editing with a live preview that allows these teams to layer in interactive elements and create brand-new play-along moments. This content is then published over-the-air for our PIE Player.

Role Details:

As a Software Engineering Intern on our PIE team, you will write high quality code for this project. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to work with management to develop a personalized research and development project.

Your Day-to-Day:
• Design and implement new features, improvements, and bug fixes by writing readable, extensible, performant code
• Participate in code reviews regularly
• Identify and implement performance optimizations (rendering, loading, memory usage, and file size optimizations, etc.)
• Write tools to automate recurring tasks, improve usability for users of PIE, and help designers and artists be more productive
• Research and evaluate new technologies and how they can provide opportunities to improve and expand our platform and pipelines

• This is a paid internship and can also be for university credit if it meets your university's guidelines


What you bring to the team:

You have -
• Solid foundation in data structures, algorithms, and object-oriented programming
• Experience with standard software engineering methodologies including version control, continuous integration, code reviews, and unit testing
• Strong ability to profile code for performance, memory consumption, and garbage creation with the ability to identify and address bottlenecks and memory leaks

You might also have -
• Experience contributing to a large codebase
• Experience working with game engines and frameworks (Unity experience preferred)
• Experience developing native applications on iOS and/or Android

Additional Requirements:
• Intern must be a student currently enrolled in an accredited college, university or bootcamp
• Must be at least 18 years old


Company Profile
CBS Interactive

CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and online operations of ViacomCBS as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry.