Building Big Data Apps Quickly and Easily

We have filled all intern positions for Summer 2016. 

Cask is an open source big data software company focused on developers. Cask’s flagship offering, the Cask Data Application Platform, makes it possible to quickly and easily develop and deploy more powerful applications for Hadoop. Based in Palo Alto, CA, the company is backed by leading investors including Battery Ventures, Ignition Partners and Andreessen Horowitz. Learn more at

Learn from the Pioneers in Big Data

We're looking for bright and passionate engineering interns to join our team in Palo Alto, CA. As an Intern at Cask you will work with an exceptional team including industry leaders in Big Data and Hadoop. You will have the chance to learn about Hadoop, HBase, building technology platforms and the applications they enable. Join us and be part of a fast paced, energetic, collaborative and fun environment.

Apply your knowledge of software design principles, system programming, algorithms, data structure and many other programming skills. You will have the opportunity to contribute to and work with many vibrant Open Source communities, collaborate with some of the leading minds in Big Data within a great environment that reflects our cultural values (empowerment, trust, fearlessness, teamwork, and excellence). You will experience and learn what it means to be an entrepreneur by creating sales pitches, collateral, proof-of-concepts, and customer engagement associated with your work. You will have the chance to make a huge impact on a growing company. 


  • Design and develop elegant solutions for solving complex problems
  • Present your work to the team internally and engage externally with the developer community through conference, blogs and tech talks
  • Get involved in code critic and design discussions


  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or a related field with academic knowledge of computer science.
  • Strong programming and analytical skills
  • Ability to program in Java, C/C++ or Scala
  • Knowledge of scripting languages like Python, Perl or Ruby
  • Self-aware and self-driven with strong communication and collaboration skills

Be Part of an Exceptional Team

We Solve Hard Problems

We are from places like Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google, where we earned our stripes working on Big Data problems. Many of us are regular contributors to the open source community. We accept big challenges with a smile.

We Collaborate

We come together to make things work. We are a small, close-knit team that behaves like a family. We not only solve hard problems, we learn from each other and solve them together. We are not afraid to wear different hats whenever required.

We Work Hard and Play Hard(er)

We enjoy ourselves whenever we can. We take field trips to celebrate milestones and successes. We celebrate every birthday with a cake. We love our pets and always welcome them in the office.



We're Located in Beautiful Palo Alto, CA 

Stanford's campus is a mile away and downtown Palo Alto is about the same. You'll be right in the middle of everything happening in Silicon Valley.

Whether you drive or take public transportation, Cask's office is easy to get to. We're right off the Oregon Expressway and less than two miles from Interstate 101. If you take Caltrain, our office is virtually next to the California Ave stop.

Our office is the classic startup space - part garage, part modern, all fun.  Lots of space to work quietly, collaborate, meet-up and just hang out.  Of course, we have many flavors of video games, a ping pong table and plenty of other fun stuff.

Once you're here, we do everything possible to make your experience a productive & fun one. 

We Take Care of You

We're a small, well-funded team in a bright and sunny office in Palo Alto. We offer competitive compensation, challenging work in the Big Data space, a casual vacation policy, free lunch daily and 100% company-paid health, dental and vision insurance.


Be Part of a Fast Paced, Energetic, Collaborative and Fun Environment

At Cask, you'll learn from some of the pioneers of Big Data technologies and get involved in exciting and meaningful Big Data projects. If you are looking to solve challenging problems in and around technologies like Hadoop, HBase, and YARN, we want to hear from you. 

We are currently reviewing our hiring needs for the coming year. Check back later for updates.