Software Engineer Intern

Riot Platforms, Inc.

Austin, TX, USA


Engineering / Mining

Jan 4

Software Engineer Intern

Riot Platforms, Inc. is a Bitcoin mining and digital infrastructure company focused on a vertically integrated strategy. Riot has Bitcoin mining data center operations in central Texas, and electrical switchgear engineering and fabrication operations in Denver, Colorado.

Riot Rookie Internship Program:

At Riot, we are passionate about Bitcoin and educating others. We want our interns to find value in the work they accomplish with us. Our goal is to increase student exposure to Bitcoin and provide the opportunity for you to find creative solutions to real-world problems. We believe that this internship opportunity will uniquely position you to do just that and gain valuable industry experience in a publicly traded company.

About You:

You are interested in Bitcoin and want to be involved in the sector. You are creative and strive to improve organizational efficiency. You have strong communication skills and can multi-task. You identify problems and solve them. Lastly, you take the initiative, are self-sufficient, and are detail-oriented.

About the Role:

We are looking to add a Software Developer Intern to our Austin office. This is a summer internship, expected to last 10-weeks, with an average of 40-hours per week. It is our goal to provide a collaborative work environment that allows our interns to take ownership of their projects, experiment, and ask questions.


The Software Engineering Internship at Riot pushes Software Engineers to tackle projects from start to finish with the help of Senior Developers along the way. You will be tasked with your own project and be given the tools to succeed.

Project activities will involve the following:

  • Communicate with Leaders across the organization to gather project requirements.
  • Collaborating with developers and engineers to design, build, and maintain applications
  • Assisting in building applications for various platforms using common frameworks (.Net Core)
  • Build integrations to communicate with third party software or hardware.


  • Ability to report to our Austin office at least 4-days a week for the duration of the internship; relocation is not provided by the company
  • Exposure to one or more object-oriented languages (C#, Java, JavaScript, Python )
  • Exposure to Agile Teams and foundational understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle
  • Experience working with databases

Education and Experience:

  • Graduate or Undergraduate student in Computer Science or Engineering
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher


  • Competitive pay, employer perks, and flexible scheduling
  • Apply classroom knowledge to real-world problems, gaining hands-on experience in various Software Engineering tasks
  • Learn about the exciting world of Bitcoin from industry leaders
  • Gain exposure to presenting to management and C-Suite levels within the company
  • Build lasting relationships with mentors and leaders
  • Upon successful completion of internship, a strong letter of recommendation

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Riot Platforms, Inc.

Riot believes the future of Bitcoin mining will benefit from American operations and endeavors to be the driver of that future.