Pennymac has the mindset and agility of a startup, with the power and backing of a large public company.
Los Angeles, CA

PennyMac IT Internship at Pennymac

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Our Information Technology department is looking for skilled college students interested in pursuing a technology internship in the mortgage industry. We have a number of positions available in a variety of areas. Please see the outline below to determine which area you might be the most interested in. Our internship will consist of meaningful work that is pivotal for the growth and development of our business. Additionally, we'll have intern networking events, executive speakers, social outings, and final report outs.
Right now, we're planning on a 10 week internship beginning in early June and wrapping up in mid-August. As for COVID, we have some opportunities that are slated to be on-site in our California or Texas locations, while other positions are expected to be remote. We will provide more information about the additional department responsibilities, qualifications, and locations throughout the recruitment process.
Job Description
You will compile, develop, and deliver architectural guardrails; influence stakeholders and ensure compliance with architectural guardrails within many technology domains that support the needs of product teams to reliably launch products and services. Additionally you will help drive the evolution of infrastructure, processes, products, and services by influencing various decision-makers
The Application Developer will be responsible for the overall coding and design of technology solutions that address the business needs of PennyMac. Projects may include App development, and QA automation across loan servicing. This may include use of Message queue/Bus, Rules Engine(Drools), and Process Automation Manager(PAM) as well as some DB development. There may be some development using Clojure as well. Academic experience or interest in one or more of the following: JS/Node, Python, Node, React, Ruby/Rails, SQL, AWS, Data Science, Machine Learning or Web Services.
The IT Administration Intern will partner with the team responsible for IT Vendor Management, IT Budget, and invoice validation as well as IT Strategic planning. We're looking for students that have an interest in data, finance, and business. Tableau experience and experience with data sets in google sheets would be a big plus.
Data networking and telephony teams are responsible for building and maintenance of PennyMac's network and telecommunication systems and services.
  • Data Networking Engineer will be responsible for all 7 layers of the communication framework, from building fiber optic networks to managing Next Generation Firewalls (Palo Alto) on-premise and in the cloud. Candidates must be familiar with routing and switching concepts, scripting languages, and information security best practices.
  • Telephony Engineer will help to maintain and improve organization's telephony infrastructure. This will provide an opportunity to learn about a variety of telecommunication technologies such as SIP/RTP, FreeSWITCH, Linux, Scripting, and Web Design. Candidates must be familiar with Open Source and scripting/programming languages (SQL, GO, GIT, Chef, AngularJS, CSS, JavaScript, Python, Bash, and AWS services.

The Site Reliability Engineer creates a bridge between IT Development and IT Operations by applying a software engineering mindset to system administration. They split their time between operations duties and developing systems and software that help increase site reliability and performance. We're looking for students who have an interest in one or more of the following: AWS cloud services, linux administration, windows administration, IT infrastructure health monitoring and alerting, virtual server and virtual desktop administration, active directory, networking, software development, automation using Python and other languages
The IT Data Analyst and Data Engineers will be part of the group that will transform data into information to allow stakeholders to make strategic business decisions. The various disciplines are outlined below:
  • The IT Data Analyst will be responsible for using statistical tools to interpret data sets, to interpret trends and patterns that could be valuable for diagnostic and predictive analytics efforts. Academic experience or interest in one or more of the following: Python, JavaScript (D3.js), Java, API Interactions, SQL, Tableau, statistics, Machine Learning, R.
  • The Data Engineer will be responsible for developing the logical and physical database designs for new analytics models, as well as optimizing data flow. The Data Engineer will support data analysts and data scientists on data initiatives and will ensure optimal data delivery architecture is consistent throughout analytics ongoing projects. Academic experience or interest in one or more of the following: Python, JavaScript (D3.js), Java, API Interactions, SQL, AWS cloud services: EC2, EMR, RDS, Redshift, Athena

The DevOps Engineering team focuses on automation; building Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deliver (CD) pipelines. The goal is to provide improved stability, performance, monitoring, testing, and the ability to rapidly deploy infrastructure and application code to multiple environments. DevOps engineers work with a range of software tools and commonly have backgrounds in IT, System Administration or Software Development.
The Information Security intern will analyze and correlate security events and alerts, perform initial forensic investigation steps, and communicate findings and observations. Academic experience or interest in one or more of the following: Networking, Software Development (any language), and Cyber Security
As an Enterprise Data & Analytics Engineering Intern, you will contribute to data pipeline, data modeling, and data visualization-related efforts for the Business Intelligence & Analytics team at our technology data division. You will work closely with cross-functional business and technology partners and get hands-on experience of end to end data products and platforms delivery in fully agile ways. Basic learning experience on Big Data platforms and tools like AWS, Azure, GCP and tools like Spark, Kafka, Snowflake, AWS Glue, Python/PySpark, etc. Ability to structure and analyze data in appropriate framework (e.g., Excel, Access, VBA, SQL)
Ideal Candidate will have the following:
  • Graduating between June 2021-June 2023
  • Majoring in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, IT, Information Systems, Data Science or related field
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player
  • Passion, self-motivation, positive attitude and competitive spirit
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
Years of Experience:
Bachelor's Degree
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • PerlLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • AWS Cloud ServicesLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • TableauAnalytics
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • Google DriveManagement
    • Google DocsManagement
    • Google SlidesManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • GitLabManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

What are Pennymac Perks + Benefits

Pennymac Benefits Overview

Pennymac puts its people first. Our generous health, dental and vision benefits are available to all full-time employees. Our tech department also hosts fun, team-building events and activities.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

An Insider's view of Pennymac

What are some social events your company does?

Our Tech team has great events, including casino & trivia nights, virtual happy hours, gaming - we’ve even sponsored a video game tournament against our industry competitors! We’re nationally disbursed, but regardless of where people live, we’re all part of one interactive, linked community, and it’s easy to find others who share your interests.


Senior Developer, Production

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

The culture at Pennymac has cultivated a great sense of teamwork in which we all succeed, fail, and learn together. We collaborate in many ways - from video calls to morning coffee hours, ad hoc huddles, email, chat, and sometimes while playing ping pong or pool in the cafeteria. Everyone is encouraged to work together to accomplish a common goal.


Vice President, IT Program Management

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My time at Pennymac has rocketed my career as a software dev. In two years I went from having no professional coding background to managing three applications in production, managing two direct staff and contributing to open-source libraries. My time has given me the experience and skills to successfully create new tech products that make money.


Assistant Vice President, Application Development

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

As a company, we're one very cohesive, supportive team with various areas of expertise. It's like a potluck - everyone brings something different, but it all comes together perfectly. Company management believes in us, trusts us, and invests in us. That provides the opportunity to build positive outcomes for our business and our customers.


Managing Director, Technology Infrastructure

What are some things you learned at the company?

Our team constantly works to better itself by delivering software on time without shortcuts or compromising quality. At Pennymac, I have the opportunity to own many critical day-to-day database operations. I've had the flexibility to be innovative, which has allowed me to grow as a developer.


Senior Developer, Database

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