Department of Computer Science


Careers and opportunities for students

Employers often approach the Department of Computer Science directly to find suitable staff. If you're graduating soon and you're looking for your next move, check out these job opportunities.

Position at FRAMECAD (www.framecad.com)


9 May 2017

FRAMECAD is currently looking for someone to work on MyFRAMECAD, FRAMECAD’s online customer portal, which is designed to provide FRAMECAD’s customers with tools and applications to enable them to better manage their businesses and improve productivity. This cloud-based platform brings together all of FRAMECAD’s product offerings and places FRAMECAD at the forefront of innovation.

Candidate requirements:

  • Strong ability to communicate (verbal and written) with end-users and technical staff at all levels 
  • Good understanding of the systems/software development lifecycle
  • Ability to analyse and interpret business needs and develop appropriate technical solutions
  • Sound technical specification writing/documentation skills
  • Good leadership skills to guide a project team to deliver results that meet requirements
  • Self-motivated and driven by challenges
  • Web development experience
  • ASP.NET C#
  • SQL Server
  • HTML / CSS / Javascript
  • Amazon Web Services (Preferred)

This is a full-time position to start June 2017.

Based on the above, candidates are likely to have a background in Mechatronics / Software Engineering / Computer Science and have relevant work or postgraduate project experience.

All interested candidates should apply directly to Jenny Xu (JennyX@framecad.com) with a cover letter and CV.

Capstone Editing launch six new grants for students and academics


8 May 2017

Capstone Editing is happy to announce that we are launching six new annual academic grants of between $3,000 and $5,000 each – two for female academics and four for students.  

Capstone Editing’s Available Scholarships and Grants

  • The Capstone Editing Early Career Academic Research Grant for Women

    $5,000 for one female academic per year to assist with the costs associated with a research project leading towards a publication. Applications are open annually from 1 July to 30 May. The grant is awarded on 30 June every year. For more info or to apply, please visit https://www.capstoneediting.com.au/research-grant.
  • The Capstone Editing Carer’s Travel Grant for Academic Women

    $3,000 for one female academic per year to assist with childcare costs in relation to travel to conduct research or present a paper at a conference. Applications are open annually from 1 July to 30 May. The grant is awarded on 30 June every year. For more info or to apply, please visit https://www.capstoneediting.com.au/travel-grant. 
  • The Capstone Editing Conference Travel Grant for Postgraduate Research Students

    $3,000 for one postgraduate student per year to assist in covering the costs of attending a conference in relation to their degree. Applications are open annually from 1 July to 1 June. The grant is awarded on 30 June every year. For more info or to apply, please visit https://www.capstoneediting.com.au/conference-grant.
  • The Capstone Editing Laptop Grant for Postgraduate Coursework Students

    $3,000 for one postgraduate student per year to purchase a computer or laptop and software for their studies. Applications are open annually from 1 July to 1 June. The grant is awarded on 30 June every year. For more info or to apply, please visit https://www.capstoneediting.com.au/laptop-grant.

  • The Capstone Editing Research Scholarship for Honours Students

    $3,000 for one honours student per year to assist with covering the costs associated with the research for their thesis. Applications are open annually from 1 January to 30 April. The scholarship will be awarded on 14 May every year. For more info or to apply, please visit https://www.capstoneediting.com.au/honours-scholarship.
 

Python programmer – students only


4 May 2017

Professor Neil Broderick from the Department of Physics is looking for a student to help covert a system between versions of Python. The programme (auto - https://sourceforge.net/projects/auto-07p/) currently runs using an old version of the python libraries matplotlib and numpy but not with the latest versions. He needs someone who can figure out what the problem is (which he has some ideas about) and how to solve it.

If you think you can help, get in touch with Professor Broderick at n.broderick@auckland.ac.nz  

MYOB IT Challenge 2017


01 May 2017

The MYOB National IT Challenge is a fantastic opportunity for students from all over New Zealand to showcase their talents and put their learning into action by creating new, real-world, IT solutions. This challenge will help you to think from a business perspective, study the market and bring an idea to fruition over a short period of time; just as you’ll do in the best-practice, lean and agile businesses you’ll work for following your graduation.

Sign up today for the MYOB IT Challenge, with a $5,000 prize pool and the opportunity to compete with students from across New Zealand.

The competition consists of local heats followed by a national competition held in Auckland. Winners of a local competition will be provided with return transportation, accommodation and the potential to win part of the $5,000 cash prize pool in Auckland.

How does it work?

  • Participants form groups of two to four and register their participation
  • They receive a case outlining the context and problem to solve
  • In five days they will need to generate an idea, build a working prototype and create a 10-minute pitch. (Preparation period for nationals may be up to a month)
  • They will present their pitch (with 10 minutes of Q&A) to a panel of judges who will determine the winner

For more information visit www.myobitchallenge.co.nz or email contact@myobitchallenge.co.nz

 

NASA Frontier Development Lab (FDL) programme


06 April 2017

The NASA Frontier Development Lab (FDL) programme is an eight-week artificial intelligence research accelerator taking place at NASA Ames Research Centre and the SETI Institute from June 26-August 18. We are looking for PhD/post-doc computer and planetary scientists who could apply emerging tools and techniques to planetary defense, space weather and space resources (e.g. finding water on the moon.)

For more information about the programme visit www.frontierdevelopmentlab.org. For further enquiries please email as at info@frontierdevelopmentlab.org