Dexcom is Hiring for Algorithm Development Interns
Dexcom is Hiring for Algorithm Development Interns through its internship drive 2023.
Dexcom, Inc. empowers people to take control of diabetes through innovative continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Dexcom has emerged as a leader of diabetes care technology. By listening to the needs of users, caregivers, and providers, Dexcom simplifies and improves diabetes management around the world.
Throughout the pandemic, one of our key priorities has been to keep employees as safe as possible. At this time, we plan for most of our summer internships to be virtual, with exceptions of essential groups. We ask for our intern candidates to be flexible to a virtual format or residence in the location of the position throughout the duration of the internship.
Algorithm team is seeking a technical intern with strong foundations in mathematics and programming languages such as MATLAB, SAS and R, as well as good understanding of statistical data analysis. The intern will be assigning in developing performance evaluation scripts in MATLAB, SAS and R.
Essential Duties And Responsibilities
- Understanding CGM system, criteria of matching reference to CGM and performance and accuracy metrics
- Developing algorithms in the area of mathematical modeling, signal processing and data mining to enhance CGM system performance
- Develop scripts to evaluate CGM system performance and accuracy
- Generate executable files
- Writing comprehensive reports and instructions
- Present to algorithm and cross-functional teams
- Strong mathematical background with good understanding of statistical data analysis
- Good software programming skill in MATLAB and/or Python
- Ability to prepare written reports based on data analysis, including tables and graphs
- Well organized with attention to detail
- Self-motivated and adaptable to changing needs and demands of the work
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to collaborate across cross functional team
- Able to commit to a 10–12 week internship
- Course project in MATLAB, SAS or R
- Basic understanding of general job aspects and limited understanding of the detailed aspects of the job.
- Acquires job skills and learns the policies and procedures required to complete routine tasks.
- Work at this level requires following standardized, routine methods, under immediate supervision.
- Assignments are routine in nature and expectation is to follow pre-established guidelines and procedures.
- Contacts are mostly within own team and immediate supervisor.
- Little responsibility for decisions as to method or selection of work.
- Receives detailed instructions on routine work and new assignments.
- Works under close supervision.
Experience And Education
- Currently pursuing a MS degree or higher
An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
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The questions you should prepare for:
- Tell me about yourself
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- Tell me about an experience when you made a mistake and how you fixed it?
- What are the three things you wish to see in the firm you are working for?
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- Tell me about anything else which you have done or you are proud of but it is not in your resume?
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