Backend Engineer Intern

  • 700 River Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
  • Intern

Company Description

Diamond Kinetics is a growing sports-tech company focused in baseball and softball. As the market leader in the space, DK combines motion-based-sensors with mobile applications and a robust digital platform to provide hitting and throwing data to players, parents, coaches, and teams – helping them understand their performance, improve, and have more fun playing the game they love. 

Our company is a fast-paced, performance-driven company where responsibility comes fast and exceeding expectations is the expectation.  The work is challenging but exciting, especially for those who love sports.  We believe in stretching for growth as a company, and as professionals, and seek competitive, self-motivated people as teammates who do the same

Job Description

The Backend Engineer Intern is responsible for enhancing and maintaining the functionality of the Diamond Kinetics API & related subsystems. This position’s responsibility encompasses the application infrastructure that powers Diamond Kinetics’ mobile & web applications, client API requests, and partner integrations. As the company grows into new and exciting opportunities within the sports of baseball & softball we seek an engineer who is passionate about server architecture, DevOps, and performant API endpoints.

As a Backend Engineer Intern at Diamond Kinetics, you will join our team of experienced application developers, mechanical engineers, and sports marketers to design new capabilities and applications that leverage Diamond Kinetics’ precision IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) hardware. Ideal candidates will have experience with Amazon Web Services, continuous integration, and a proven track record of deploying scalable backend services.

Diamond Kinetics’ team and our product offerings are growing quickly, so the role requires a self-motivated individual with excellent communication, organization, and technical skills to work cross functionally with other organizations (internal and external), who can also communicate to all levels of management. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Build & enhance the backend architecture in support of our growing product offerings and partnership opportunities

  • Improve Development Operation including continuous integration, architecture-as-code, system health reporting, centralized logging, and system scalability

  • Work cross-functionally with R&D and other user-facing teams to create reusable and scalable architectures and toolsets

  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with integration partners in order to better serve their use-cases of our API


  • Working towards Computer Science or similar undergraduate degree

  • Familiarity working in Java and the Spring/Hibernate frameworks

  • A passion for learning and quickly picking up new languages & frameworks

  • Comfortable with DevOps concepts and best practices

Additional Desired Experience

  • An understanding of relational data modeling, database schemas, SQL query structure, ORM-mappers, and their impact on database performance

  • Played baseball or softball; understanding and passion for the games

  • Comfortable with physics concepts and equations

  • Some development experience with HTML/CSS/JS

  • Start-up and/or early-stage company experience

Additional Information

  • Unique, exciting opportunity to work in an angel/venture backed early stage company

  • Flexible work environment

  • Competitive compensation package

  • Diamond Kinetics is an equal opportunity employer