Internship: Software Engineering with INDYCAR in Indianapolis · IN

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POSITION TITLE: Software Engineering Intern
REPORTS TO: Sr. Director, Timing & Scoring
LOCATION: Indianapolis, IN
WORKER CATEGORY: Seasonal (Temporary)
DURATION OF INTERNSHIP: January – September 2020

An INDYCAR Competition Software Engineering internship is a paid position and is designed to provide an individual with real-world experience in development and testing of custom, specialized applications. This role will participate in various software efforts, which can include traveling to various events where the role will monitor programs used in conducting a racing event. Individuals will be immersed in a variety of activities across all areas of INDYCAR including Timing and Scoring, Race Control, Engineering, and Public Relations/Marketing.


• Create, test, and maintain efficient, productive and scalable applications and solutions for INDYCAR Timing and Scoring, Race Control, and Engineering.
• Work with Public Relations / Marketing to build reports using database archives.
• Assist in maintaining statistical models and applications using timing, telemetry and social data for use with various departments.
• Assist in development and implementation of next generation of timing systems, helping shape the future in professional motorsports.
• Work closely with INDYCAR teams to develop and enhance existing solutions and applications including timing, telemetry and on-car solutions.
• Setup and maintain timing systems during race and test events.
• Perform “second-level” analysis on datasets to help efficiently and accurately officiate racing events.
• Assist in support of all phases of software development life cycle with a heavy emphasis on testing and production support.
• Create internally facing mobile applications for monitoring sub-systems. Includes both Android and iOS.
• Other duties within Competition Department, as assigned by the INDYCAR Software Lead.

• Currently enrolled or recently graduated from a four-year College/University.
• Technical Skills Required:
o Proficient in .Net, Database, and Object-Oriented Development
o SQL Server – Transact SQL, Stored Procedures, Functions, SQL Reporting Services.
o Microsoft Visual Studio / Visual C#.
o Mobile App Development in both Android and iOS.
• Technical Skills Preferred:
o Knowledge in scripting languages such as Python or R.
o Microsoft Sharepoint / Active Directory
o XMPP Communication
o Experience with MongoDB
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment. Proven ability to handle pressure.
• Effective communication and relationship building skills.
• Highly motivated and resourceful self-starter with a positive attitude.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Proficiency in establishing priorities and managing details. Manage multiple tasks and requests effectively.
• High integrity and confidentiality.
• Knowledge of Professional Motorsports, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar Series and other related activities.
• Passionate about sports, motorsports and/or sports analytics.
• Flexibility of work schedule to support the Competition staff as required.
• Enthusiasm for and commitment to the company, Vision, Mission and Values

Must be available to work a minimum of 3-4 shifts, approximately 20 hours total, during the work week and must have 100% availability during event times, including travel to select race events during the INDYCAR racing season:
• Must be available to work weekends
• Must have a flexible schedule
• Must be willing to work unusual hours

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
• Physical demands consist primarily of sitting, standing and walking.
• Must be able to see and hear in the normal range with or without correction and communicate verbally and in written form with great facility and must be able to be understood.
• Must have the stamina to work long hours and must be willing to work an irregular schedule, which may include weekends or evenings.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Work is mainly performed in an indoor environment and in close proximity to others.
• The employee is faced with frequent interruptions and must meet with others on a regular basis.
• The noise level in the work environment can be loud, due to professional racing events.

INDYCAR provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Company complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities and/or events.

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