2020 Technology Internship Program

Des Moines, IA

Posted: 9/24/2019
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Summary Information: Category: College Opportunities - Location: Des Moines IA
2020 Spring & Summer
Ruan Information Technology Internship Program 


Why choose ruan it?
Looking for an internship in the Information Technology space? Consider Ruan! As a family-owned company with more than 300 operations across the country, our IT Team is engaged in a broad application of technology. And, Ruan is a People First company offering selected interns the opportunity to gain relevant work experience, earn an income, and deliver value. Candidates for the program are typically college juniors and seniors. Interested? Keep reading for more on why future IT professionals are joining Ruan.

People First and Great Place to Work
  • Autonomy: We hire great people and trust them to shape our future success. You become part of a team that makes decisions regarding technology and processes; decisions aren't made for you.
  • Career development and advancement is important to us. We invest in our people with the goal of ongoing training for all team members.
  • Through our technology apprenticeship program with the U.S. Department of Labor, our technology internship program that partners with local colleges and universities, our internal mentorship program, or just our individual coaching and development efforts, we want our people to make a difference at work and in their careers.
  • Our flat organizational structure allows you direct access to strategic decision makers and C-level executives.
  • Ruan IT Interns receive hourly pay while they develop new competencies
  • We value and respect our team members and empower them to run IT as if they own it.
  • Our scope of operation allows a unique opportunity to work in a business with at least four very different business models.

Broad Application of Technology
  • For most IT Teams, application maintenance of the back-office tasks (e.g., financials/billing, administration, and HRIS) is a massive focus. Ruan IT goes beyond to leverage almost every IT macro trend, including mobility, IoT, cloud, wearables, autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles, sensor technology, data analytics, virtualization, business process automation, and modernization.
  • Our industry-leading, integrated transportation and warehouse management systems are top quartile solutions.
  • Beyond our current technology portfolio, Ruan IT is conducting research and development on the application of new macro trends, like blockchain and augmented reality.
  • With an eye on the future, Ruan IT is taking a strategic look at technology trends and how their application can lower costs, increase driver satisfaction, and enable new revenue streams.
  • We invest in new technologies enabling safety and improved efficiency, so we do not have older technology stacks, such as COBOL, DB2, and Mainframe.
  • Ruan is robust enough to explore in-house solutions and does not need to rely on third parties to bring our solutions to the market. Ruan IT is agile enough to pilot and apply new technology.

We Roll with Data
  • There has been an explosion in the advancements in transportation technology, yielding insights that were merely science fiction in the recent past.
  • Consider how much fun a technologist has with the mass amount of data coming from our vehicles, including all kinds of telemetry to use in predictive maintenance models, routing optimization, driver performance enhancement, and more.
  • In transportation, data is everywhere. Using this information for decision making is a priority.

Dynamic in Every Way
  • If you want insight, we have real-time visibility ranging from tracking of equipment and order to the metrics that measure success.
  • Never a dull moment, as you have the opportunity to work on many technologies vs. a single focus.

Interested? We understand!
Submit your resume today.  We look forward to meeting you and sharing more about our intern opportunities in the Spring and Summer semesters of 2020.  
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