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Software Developer Placement - Advanced Digital Engineering - Whitehaven

Job Details

  • Reference:
    1469
  • Locations:
    Whitehaven
  • Job Type:
    Summer Placement
  • Closing Date:
    1 April 2019
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Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference to the world. Arup Digital combines innovative digital solutions and processes with our domain expertise across the built environment.

Advanced Digital Engineering

We are a centre of excellence for digital in Arup. We combine advanced digital, engineering, technical, and project expertise to add new value for clients.

Arup's Advanced Digital Engineering group comprises over 300 advanced engineering, digital and project consultants, bringing together a seamless combination of digital and data-related capabilities with Arup's traditional engineering and design strengths. We use this to solve our clients most complex challenges and help them respond effectively to the fast-changing digital world. We combine advanced digital expertise in data, models, analytics, and user centred design, with world-class specialist engineering skills such as advanced dynamics, vibration and wind engineering, as well as digital advisory services, mobility consulting and digital product design and delivery.

We support Arup's longstanding commitment to work on the most interesting and innovative projects by using the right modelling, data, technology and automation capabilities to redefine the built environment with our clients. We provide digital advisory services that focus on working with clients on their digital strategy, design of new services, systems and assets, and helping deliver working solutions along with the development of new analysis tools and other cloud enabled digital services for clients.

What are we looking for?

We're currently looking for a Summer Placement to join our existing Digital team in Whitehaven for 6-8 weeks starting in June or July 2019. 

What will Arup offer you?

The opportunity to experience a fast-paced and diverse working environment. Arup searches for the highest calibre people and supports and encourages the enhancement of your skills as part of making this a valuable and enjoyable summer placement for you.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to work in a team which combines innovative digital solutions and processes with our domain expertise across the built environment. We provide digital advisory services that focus on working with clients on their digital strategy, design of new services, systems and assets, and helping deliver working solutions along with the development of new analysis tools and other cloud enabled digital services for clients.

You will be working with a team of developers, data scientists, user experience designers to create platforms, tools and data visualisations. You will often collaborate with a variety of other practitioners on projects like building engineers, transport consultants, geotechnical engineers, and urban planners. Digital is a growing part of our business, and we are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about shaping the future of design in the built environment.

What will you offer Arup?

Personal profile

Ideally you will currently be in your penultimate year of study looking to enter graduate employment in September 2020, however, we will consider students/graduates at any stage of your education.

You should be an innovative problem solver, someone who thinks ‘outside the box' and who is able to communicate ideas and solutions. You should have a positive and forward-thinking approach and enjoy working as part of a friendly and supportive team. Workload will be diverse and the ability to multi-task and manage your workload is important.

Data Analytics, Statistics, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence methodologies and the online use of data is a rapid growth area and we want someone who can help to expand this further through innovative thinking, enthusiasm and vision. You should be keen to learn and develop your skills as you gain experience in new areas of work.

Technical qualifications

You will have a strong academic background. Working towards a first degree and/or an MSc (or equivalent) in computer science, software development or a programming related course is required. You should have proven academic experience of utilising and deploying data solutions.

Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • An understanding of the needs of your clients
  • Experience of web application development is desirable
  • Knowledge of JavaScript is desirable
  • Knowledge of Python is desirable
  • Relational and/or non-relational database experience is desirable


Behaviours

  • Be planned and organised in your approach to work and meeting deadlines
  • Have enthusiasm for a career in software development
  • Demonstrate a creative approach to problem solving
  • Seek to improve existing ways of working, by finding efficiencies in processes
  • Have the aptitude to work on your own initiative and be proactive
  • Be flexible to the needs of the business, and changes to project plans
  • Be dedicated to the delivery of projects, and the development of the team and business as a whole

In return, we offer the following:

  • Opportunities to work on international projects
  • An interesting and varied workload where you'll make a tangible difference to the world
  • A collaborative, intelligent and friendly team in an excellent working environment
  • A challenging workload that will stretch your mind and make the most of your skills

Additional Information

You must upload the following information to be considered, and should follow the instructions carefully:

  • Cover letter, detailing reason for application and why you are interested in working in digital consultancy
  • CV
  • Breakdown of modules and results to date
  • Examples of your work


Please upload as one document, and not three separate attachments.

Candidates must follow these instructions precisely to ensure that they are considered for the role.


 
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Whitehaven
Albion Square, Swingpump Lane, Whitehaven, England, CA28 7NE
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