Platform Engineer Intern
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 13 days ago
Job/Internship Description
Platform Engineer Intern

Platform Engineer Intern

Job Summary:

The Platform Engineer Intern is an important member of the Network and Data Center team and works as a resource to the Technology Platform organization. Within this role, the intern will support our fellow Partners by managing various network tasks and activities along with being a resource for process management, process improvement, daily networking tasks, information systems and metrics. This position is year-round, accommodating a part-time schedule during the school year and full-time during breaks and summer. This position may also lead to full-time employment upon graduation for the superior performer.

Reports To: Manager, Technology and Platforms


Direct Supply is the nation's leading supplier of equipment, services and eCommerce systems to the Senior Living profession. Since 1985, we have assembled one of the brightest, hardest-working teams in America. Our high-tech culture is fast paced, and our business continues to grow at an astounding rate year after year. Best of all, we are a Milwaukee-based, 100% employee-owned company that offers great opportunities for ambitious, motivated people.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Network and Data Center Support (70%)
    • Provide day to day operational ownership of a subset of IT Infrastructure platforms and applications
    • Create and maintain operational system documentation.
    • Perform required maintenance and updates.
    • Seek to identify, investigate, resolve, and document resolution of system problems.
    • Repair and recover from software or hardware failures and test procedures regularly.
    • Assist Platform Engineers in establishing, maintaining and enforcing system standards.
    • Provide level two escalation support on server/systems related tickets
  • Process Improvement and Documentation (20%)
    • Assist the team in the development of new standards and expand existing standards for the team
    • Document technical systems and end-user self-help guidelines
  • Research (10%)
    • Research new technologies and make cost appropriate recommendations


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in a Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Networking/Data Center or related degree program
  • Knowledge of Microsoft server operating systems and applications
  • Knowledge of Linux and other open source products
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs
  • Knowledge of Scripting Language / Development Tools

Additional Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with AWS, Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, Active Directory, SharePoint, VMware and/or IIS is a plus
  • Security minded, technology awareness
  • Currently enrolled as a Freshman or a Sophomore
  • Innovative thinker


  • Approachability
  • Peer Relationships
  • Customer Focus
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Priority Setting
  • Personal Learning
  • Drive for Results

Job Number: 00BZS
Schedule: Part-time
Primary Location: WI-Milwaukee

Direct Supply is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a diverse workforce.


Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Part Time
Period of Employment
Type of Compensation
College Credits Earned
Tuition Assistance
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