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Pivotal’s University Program
The University Program

Pivotal welcomes college graduates and interns to all our offices around the world. From day one, you will work to solve real problems.

Our methodology is about evolving—in both development and innovation—and our culture is empowering. We make a point to bring empathy to each and every project, and are guided by a purposeful mission: transforming how the world builds software.

Pivotal is deeply committed to hiring people with diverse experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. It leads to a better workplace and better products for our users. We strongly encourage everyone to come be a part of changing how the world builds software.

What surprised you about Pivotal?

"I was amazed at the level of transparency and how much everyone was willing to share their time to invest in my learning. Even outside of the Finance Team, I got the chance to shadow managers and partners across the organization to better understand different business drivers. I then got to learn how to transform those drivers into models and projections that drive strategic solutions.”

Kseniya Maiseishyna, UC Berkeley
Finance Intern, San Francisco

Tell me about your team.

"I love my team. They have really taken me in and have helped me intellectually, personally, and professionally. We have fun. We laugh. There is a friendly and supportive environment, which is something I’ve found at Pivotal as a whole. People want to get to know you for who you really are, which fosters constant sharing and community.”

Cara Sciorilli, Northeastern University
R&D Co-Op, New York City

Tell me about Pivotal’s culture.

"Being a black woman in tech isn’t easy, so I was really happy and surprised by Pivotal’s culture. It’s welcoming and nobody judges based on any stereotypes or prejudices. The people here genuinely love their jobs and similarly care about your future and your career goals. They want to see you succeed so they constantly support you along the way.”

Zayd Zori, Spelman College
Associate Software Engineer (Pivotal Rise), NYC

How did you grow professionally?

"Through pairing, I was able to work directly alongside full-time software engineers, learning everything from keyboard shortcuts to the foundations of Cloud Foundry. I became more comfortable working on a team, communicating my ideas to other people, and working collaboratively to solve problems.”

Gemma Standley, Cornell University
Software Engineering Intern, New York City

How has your career taken off at Pivotal?

"This experience has opened so many doors for me whether it means meeting with executives first-hand and presenting to them; leading diversity & inclusion trainings; and building my overall business acumen. I feel more confident in my abilities and the many ways I can see my career developing.”

Sarah Ramsey, Boston College
Associate Human Resources Business Partner (HR Leadership Development Program), San Francisco
A Day in the Life of a Pivot

9:00am—Breakfast
Grab a hot plate, some juice or coffee, and hang out with fellow Pivots.

9:06am—Company standup
Get a quick update on interesting events and a chance to ask others for help on a problem.

9:25am—Start pairing
Depending on your function within Pivotal, you and your pair may start working together on coding a new feature, addressing customer challenges, or rolling out a new D&I initiative!

12:30pm—Lunch & Learn
Eat a tasty meal, while listening to our CFO talk about how she began her career in finance. Feel free to ask her anything!

3:48pm—Break of your choice
Ping pong, meditation, board games anyone?

5:00pm—Weekly team retro
Every Friday, your team will meet over drinks and snacks to discuss what went well, what didn't, and how to improve for next week.

6:00pm—You’re done!
We don't have overtime or any weekend work.

Our Programs
Internship/Co-Op Programs

Our interns and co-ops make meaningful contributions to technology at our offices across the world. Pivotal interns and co-ops work on real projects with our products and technologies, spanning all types of industries. We offer paid summer internships and extended co-ops in both technical and nontechnical roles, and conduct candidate searches during the spring and fall.


Human Resources Leadership Development Program (HRLDP)

In the Human Resources Leadership Development Program (HRLDP) at Pivotal, you will work at the intersection of people and technology on creative initiatives to help us build the future of the company. You will have the opportunity to complete three nine-month rotations through various functions within the People Team. You will also have access to formal mentorship,, on-the-job development opportunities, and executive visibility through rotational and project-based work.


Finance Leadership Development Program (FLDP)

In the Finance Leadership Development Program (FLDP) at Pivotal, you will work at the intersection of finance and technology on creative initiatives to help us build the future of the company. You will have the opportunity to complete two one-year rotations through various areas of finance and operations.You will also have access to formal mentorship, on-the-job development opportunities, and executive visibility through rotational and project-based work.


Pivotal Rise

The Pivotal Rise Program is a full-time, entry-level program designed for graduating seniors who identify with a historically underrepresented group in the technology industry and who are interested in a career in engineering. This includes, but is not limited to, people in the following groups: female, Black, Hispanic and/or LatinX, Native American, students with disabilities, and veterans. You will have access to long term professional development opportunities, pairing with senior engineers, and community through your cohort and Employee resource groups.


Platform Architect Associate Program

The Pivotal London Office offers a one-year Rotational Associate Program for Platform Architects. Platform Architect Associates will have the opportunity to learn from various Pivotal practitioners while rotating between our R&D, Support, and Platform Architect teams. The program focuses on further developing associates’ technical and client engagement skills in order to communicate the Pivotal vision to outside executive leadership, as well as work collaboratively with the Product Management and Engineering teams to continually refine Pivotal products.

Events
CO School of Mines fair Sep 10, 8:00am–3:00pm
NC A&T fair Sep 10-11, 9:00am–3:00pm
Berkeley EECS fair (full-time positions) Sep 11, 12:00pm–4:00pm
Berkeley EECS fair (intern positions) Sep 12, 12:00pm–4:00pm
Harvey Mudd SWE job fair Sep 11, 11:00am
AUCC fair Sep 20, 1:00pm
Pop your profile workshop at Olin Oct 1, 7:30pm
Olin fair Oct 2, 11:00am
Berkeley MET meet & greet Oct 2, 3:00pm–4:30pm
Northeastern Co-Op Fair Oct 3, 6:00pm–8:30pm
Equal Employment Opportunity

Pivotal is an equal opportunity employer. Pivotal and Pivotal’s executives are committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and to encouraging a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, developing and promoting employees without discrimination or harassment. As a global employer, this commitment includes complying with all laws in the countries in which we operate. But we believe equal employment practices should not be limited to what the law requires. Equal opportunity and inclusion are essential to Pivotal’s business.

Pivotal does not discriminate in any area of employment including compensation, benefits, hiring, promotions and terminations, company-sponsored training, education, tuition assistance, and social and recreational programs. We believe all employees should be treated with respect and employment actions should be based on job-related factors. Employment actions must not be based on race, color, religion, creed, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, genetics, age, disability status, protected veteran or service member status, citizenship status when otherwise legally able to work, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Anti-Retaliation and Affirmative Action Obligations as a U.S. Government Federal Contractor

As a U.S. federal government contractor, Pivotal is committed to meet its affirmative action obligations to make good faith efforts to expand the pool of qualified minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities to address areas of underutilization through outreach, recruitment, training opportunities and other activities. Our intentions and actions in this regard are a cornerstone of our affirmative action program. We work cooperatively with government agencies, educational institutions, and private organizations concerned with employment opportunities for women, minorities, disabled persons, and protected veterans. Pivotal’s affirmative action program is in accordance with federal requirements for government contractors. The People Compliance Team is responsible for maintaining affirmative action plans, an audit and reporting system, and related affirmative action activities. The full text of our affirmative action plans for females, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans will be available for inspection during normal business hours. Contact askhr@pivotal.io for more information.

Accessibility for Applicants with Disabilities

Pivotal is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need an accommodation at any stage of the employment application process, please send an email to askhr@pivotal.io including your name, a detailed description of your requested accommodation, and the best method to contact you. If you have already reviewed a job posting or submitted an application for a job, you must include the requisition number. We will assist you and make a determination on your accommodation request on a case-by-case basis. Pivotal will respond only to inquiries related to requests for accommodation by applicants with disabilities.

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