School of Computer Science


Careers and opportunities for students

Employers often approach the School 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.

CMMRS 2020: A research summer school for bachelor's and master's students


The Cornell, Maryland, Max Planck Pre-doctoral Research School 2020

"Emerging Research Trends in Computer Science"
https://cmmrs.mpi-sws.org

August 4-9, 2020
Saarbruecken, Germany

Applications are requested from undergraduate students or Master's students in computer science, computer engineering, or a related discipline to The Cornell, Maryland, Max Planck Pre-doctoral Research School. The fourth of this new annual series of week-long schools will focus on emerging research trends in computer science, including databases and data analysis, distributed systems, security and privacy, Internet measurement and network architecture, large-scale machine learning, and theory of deep learning. Leading researchers will engage with attendees in their areas of expertise.

The curriculum will include lectures and interaction with faculty from participating institutions.


The small, select group of attendees will be exposed to state-of-the-art research in computer science, have the opportunity to interact one-on-one with internationally leading scientists from three of the foremost academic institutions in research and higher learning in the US and in Europe, and network with like-minded students. They will get a sense of what it is like to pursue an academic or an industrial research career in computer science and have a head start when applying for graduate school.

For full consideration, applications should be received by February 15, 2020. Travel and accommodation will be covered for accepted students. 


Further information about the school and how to apply can be found at
https://cmmrs.mpi-sws.org

Waitemata District Health Board Software Developer Opportunity


Waitematā District Health Board serves the fastest growing population in New Zealand and we are single-mindedly focused on delivering excellence across our health outcomes and patient experience.

To help us achieve this excellence and becoming better, best, brilliant, we are looking for a motivated developer to join our team to help design & create systems that make it easier for clinicians to provide the best care possible to our patients.

This is your opportunity to add value in an innovative and ever-changing DHB.

You will have a computer science degree or similar, with a passion for writing efficient, maintainable code, and a proven ability to quickly learn new technologies.  While this is a technical role, you will work closely with a small team of clinicians and will need to understand their workflows, processes and issues.  We want to see / hear about projects you’ve worked on previously that demonstrate your abilities, whether as part of your degree, internship, or off your own bat.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Working within a team to develop new web-based applications using JS frameworks such as Angular & React; a strong  knowledge of JS and CSS would be a significant advantage
  • Developing and enhancing capability within existing applications
  • Planning and managing the deployment of updates
  • Troubleshooting technical issues across the whole stack (front-end, back-end and database)
  • Collaborating on the technical decisions involved in fulfilling the business requirements

To ensure your success in this role, you will possess excellent communication and negotiation skills, as well as the proven ability to collaborate effectively with business partners. You will be exposed to clinical workflows to ensure you are able to deliver functionality that meets the needs of clinicians.

We invite you to join us in contributing to better healthcare outcomes where it matters most – for the people in your community.

Please contact David Ryan (david.ryan@waitemataDHB.govt.nz) for further information.

Closing date: 5th January 2020

Cyber Security Opportunities at University of Auckland.


The Cyber Security team in Digital Services the service division that ensure UoA technology and digital platforms reflect the current and future needs of students and staff.

We have two positions available and looking for graduate talent to fill them:

- Cybersecurity Testing and Compliance Specialist

- Cybersecurity Incident Response Specialist

To apply please email Josh with your CV and cover letter

Contact Name: Josh Scott - Cybersecurity Manager

Email: josh.scott@auckland.ac.nz

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Job Title: Cybersecurity Testing and Compliance Specialist

Positions: 1 – Full Time Fixed Term

Commencement Date: January 2020

Description:

The Cybersecurity Testing and Compliance Specialist is responsible for managing the UoA Cybersecurity Testing and Compliance (CT&C) Program.  By working with the CIO, CISO and senior managers, CT&C coordinates the development and auditing of end-to-end Information Technology systems, services and cybersecurity policies, including standards, process & procedures, etc. to ensure CT&C initiatives are aligned with university objectives and create cybersecurity value for the agency. The benefits of which include; consistency of purpose, lower risk levels, continuity over time, improved efficiencies, lower operational costs.

Additional Comments:

  • Researches, evaluates, designs, tests, recommends and plans the implementation of new or updated policies, standards, non-conformance alerts and recommends associated remedial actions.
  • Identifies information CT&C initiatives and standards for the enterprise.
  • Sets the standards for quality controls, audit trails, event reporting and integrity controls.
  • Ensures alignment of the department and IT.
  • Ensure the IT Security Manager is informed of important CT&C issues.
  • Ensures IT resources are used responsibly.
  • Ensures IT security risks are managed appropriately.
  • Helps executives understand and manage IT risk investments throughout their life cycle primarily through documentation.
  • Improves IT efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Puts practices in place to meet business needs as efficiently as possible.
  • Create and maintain a documented planning process.
  • Assists in enterprise cybersecurity efforts, including Connect services, administration, and UOA resource program business units.
  • Defines, develops, and validates baseline security configurations audits for operating systems, applications, and networking and telecommunications equipment.
  • Conducts functionality and gap analyses to determine the extent to which key business areas and infrastructure comply with statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Supports the development, implementation, and maintenance of the UOA cybersecurity policy, standards, guidelines and procedures.
  • Analyze current IT and cybersecurity policies, process standards, procedures and metrics in order to provide solutions for operational improvements.
  • Perform data gathering, root cause analysis and performance trending in order to develop appropriate process control changes.
  • Coordinate with Subject Matter Experts to develop process improvement reports for setting forth progress, adverse trends and recommendations.
  • Prioritize and implement process change requirements based on the critical department needs.
  • Collaborate on determining requirements and resources required for process re-engineering of process change as it affects the system development lifecycle and IT operations, including Cybersecurity operations.
  • Develops and implements an ongoing quality assessment program targeting information technology policy matters; recommends methods for early detection and remediation, and oversee quality control testing.
  • Assist with the documentation of internal IT audits and other quality assurance activities and investigate customer complaints and non-conformance issues.
  • Collect and compile statistical quality data and analyze data to identify areas for improvement in the quality system.
  • Develop, recommend and monitor corrective and preventive actions by preparing reports to communicate outcomes of quality activities.
  • Support on-site IT audits conducted by external providers.
  • Evaluate IT audit findings and implement appropriate corrective actions.
  • Monitor risk management activities and ensure ongoing compliance with industry standard regulatory requirements.
  • Provide management and technical leadership on the vulnerability management aspects of information systems.
  • Identify critical information systems security issues.
  • Identify, evaluate, or recommend new solutions, technologies, and advanced techniques in the field of cybersecurity.
  • Assist with the analysis, planning, and management of the implementation of UOA initiatives related to the management of information systems security resources.
  • Apply and recommend methods, frameworks, and requirements to monitor and measure risk, compliance, and assurance efforts including NIST Special Publications, FISMA, FedRAMP, and OMB Memoranda.
  • Develop, implement and manage metrics to ensure risk, compliance, and assurance efforts conform to security and resilience requirements at the software application, system, and network environment level.
  • Evaluate a system's compliance with information technology (IT) security and resilience requirements, including reviewing and analyzing authorization documents to validate whether security requirements are compliant and the level of risk is within acceptable limits.
  • Conduct and review technical findings defined by policy and industry standards.
  • Identify, develop, and conduct automated and manual vulnerability technical tests and system testing.
  • Participate in development of vulnerability testing.
  • Participate in vulnerability code reviews.
  • Participate in hardware security reviews
  • Participate in the remediation of application/system defects identified during testing.
  • Manage application and system vulnerability process and procedures.
  • Participate in long-range plans for Cybersecurity systems that anticipate, identify, evaluate, mitigate, and minimize risks associated with IT systems vulnerabilities.
  • Identify and specify information systems security requirements associated with migrations to new environments.
  • Coordinate with systems architects and developers to provide oversight in the development of design solutions.
  • Communicate the value of Cybersecurity throughout all levels of the department’s stakeholders.

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Job Title: Cybersecurity Incident Response Specialist

Positions: 1 – Full Time Fixed Term

Commencement Date: January 2020

Description: The Cybersecurity Incident Response Specialist is responsible for supporting the UoA cybersecurity program. Working with senior management and the IT Security Manager, the Incident Response Specialist ensures IT operations align with the system-wide cybersecurity strategy and vision. The Incident Response Specialist oversees the creation and maintenance of the enterprise cybersecurity incident response program, leads university incident response efforts, and supports the employee security-awareness training program. The Incident Response Specialist also advises and collaborates on development of business continuity and disaster recovery plans, security posture improvement, and security policy compliance practices.

Additional Comments:

  • Serve as a lead and Subject Matter Expert providing incident response services to UOA including managing complex tracking and data analysis tasks in order to identify computer attacks and probes as they occur.
  • Work with appropriate managers and staff to implement controls and to coordinate and monitor risk assessment and incident response and prevention activities.
  • Lead daily operations monitoring data sources to detect, characterize, and respond to attacks on the department's computing environment, domain boundaries, network assets and supporting infrastructures. Implement best practices for managing resources to detect, interdict, contain, and eradicate compromises.
  • Serve as an escalation point for ongoing incident response activities, providing both technical and administrative subject-matter expertise in incident detection and handling; managing the incident response process to closure for large or otherwise exceptional security incidents with the IT Security Manager, to include the coordination and direction of incident responders, the delegation of operational tasks during the response, the documentation of the incident, and the closure of the incident through the remediation and review process; leading coordination efforts with trusted partners, both internal to the university and third-party groups.
  • Extend the capabilities of existing technologies within the cybersecurity domain and implementing new and emerging cybersecurity capabilities. Perform gap-analysis of defence against known Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) of adversaries and remedying shortfalls to reduce the attack-surface of the Enterprise.
  • Lead the maintenance, operation, and enhancement of the performance of cybersecurity toolsets through dictating the priorities for automation and integration of disparate toolsets; consult and collaborate across the Enterprise to augment and improve the cybersecurity posture via enhanced policies, system architectures, and processes.
  • Assist with the integration of cybersecurity fundamentals and advanced security concepts into university technology initiatives, application development efforts, and infrastructure operations.
  • Conduct informal training for information technology staff to advance technical abilities and threat awareness; lead the implementation of best-practice mitigations for common and emergent exploit techniques and zero-day vulnerabilities, identifying shortcomings in department systems and driving reductions in attack surfaces.
  • Oversee and develop threat intelligence management capabilities to include the collecting, analyzing, tracking, and reporting.
  • Communicate programs, projects and system security risks to both senior managers and project teams.
  • Participates and coordinates enterprise incident response policy efforts, including information services, security, administration, and UOA resource program business units.
  • Conducts functionality and gap analyses to determine the extent to which key business areas and infrastructure comply with statutory and regulatory requirements for incident response.
  • Researches, evaluates, designs, tests, recommends and plans the implementation of new or updated incident response policies, standards, non-conformance alerts and recommends associated remedial actions.
  • Sets the standards for incident response quality control, audit trails, event reporting and integrity controls.
  • Keeps abreast of latest UoA policies, legislation, regulations, advisories and alerts pertaining to incident response, UOA and its mission.
  • Ensures alignment of the incident response process, IT and UOA.
  • Ensure the IT Security Manager is informed of important incident response issues.
  • Ensures IT resources are used responsibly.
  • Ensures IT security risks are managed appropriately.
  • Helps executives understand and manage IT investments throughout their life cycle to support incident response and prevention.
  • Communicate with customers and management on their level.
  • Helps UoA understand the needs of cybersecurity as it pertains to incident response.
  • Improves IT efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Puts practices in place to meet the university needs as efficiently as possible.

 

Research Assistant (RA) position available for BRANZ funded project "Online BIM Database"


Project context: This project, funded by, aims to develop an on-line Building Information Modelling (BIM) digital models repository that tertiary institutions can freely use for educational purposes. The on-line repository will enable all tertiary institutions in NZ to access free BIM digital models within NZ context such as 3D models, 4D models, 3D laser scanning models, clash detection for BIM training. The success of developing such an on-line repository will lead to effective, coherent, and coordinated BIM training programmes by tertiary institutions and contribute to consistently growing BIM awareness and implementation in NZ.

RA’s responsibility: The RA is expected to work with another ME(Civil) student on technical aspect/coding for the cloud database design, development, testing and improvement.

Duration: starting as soon as possible – end of March 2020.

Salary level: $22/hour.

How to apply: please express your interest by emailing Dr Yang Zou (yang.zou@auckland.ac.nz). Please briefly introduce yourself and highlight what relevant experience and skills you have for this project.

Invitation for the VR experiment at City campus


We are cordially inviting you to participate in our study by playing an Immersive Virtual Reality (IVR) Serious Game (SG).

This study is aimed at improving individuals' preparedness for earthquake emergencies throuhg the training from an IVR SG.

The study will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

We will be in the Engineering VR/AR lab (B409-G21B) at City campus from 30th Sept to 4th Oct 2019.  

If you wish to participate, please pick a time slot in the Doodle poll:

https://doodle.com/poll/vfguvy399e6zyrtk

If you can't find a suitable time, please contact Zhenan (zfen124@aucklanduni.ac.nz) to arrange a time for you. We welcome you to drop in at any time.

This study has been approved by the University of Auckland Human Participants Ethics Committee (Ref. 016763).

Please find the attached participant information sheet for your info:

West Coast DHB Studentship Programme


West Coast District Health Board is very pleased to offer Sponsorship Awards in the form of Studentships to West Coast students who are studying at a recognised NZ university or polytechnic.

Studentships up to the value of $5,000 gross per student are now available. Note: Income tax will be deducted from this total.

Studentships are offered to students who are currently enrolled at a recognised NZ university or polytechnic.

Applicants must have resided on the West Coast for minimum of one year.

A percentage of studentships will be available to students with Māori or Pacific Island heritage.

If you are studying a non-clinical profession with a view to working in the health sector, please apply as the studentships extend to non-clinical studies, for example, Information Technology (IT) and Human Resources (HR) roles.

Recipients may be required to fulfil a work placement from Monday 18 November 2019 to Friday, 20 December 2019 inclusive and on a regular working week (Mon-Fri; 8.30am-5pm).

 

Application Closing Date

Closing date: Friday, 27 September 2019 no later than 5pm Recipients notified: Friday, 11 October 2019

 

For more information checkout the following link:

https://www.wcdhb.health.nz/about-us/careers/studentships/

Opportunity to participate in 2019 Thingwork AR/IoT Hackathon!


The University of Auckland is training the IoT experts for the fastest growing IT and Engineering sectors. To accelerate the process we're bringing together the leading technologies and brightest minds to tackle some of industry's biggest and toughest challenges.

We're inviting UoA's student hack teams to use PTC's ThingWorx to take on on real world problems presented by our industry partners. ThingWorx is the best-in-class Industrial Innovation platform for developing industrial IoT applications and augmented reality (AR) experiences.

Students: solve industry problems using the hackathon to prove your concept or demonstrate a pathway to a solution, and you'll find yourself well on the way to becoming an IoT superstar.

For more information, please download the file below:

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UoA IoT Hackathon V6.pdf
(828.2 kB, PDF)

Hiring a stage III students in CS for A Web Crawler Project


A project to explore the impact of virtual reality on property marketing is in need of a stage III student. The project involves examining how the use of VR affects the property marketing process. This project will be supervised by Dr. William Cheung and Professor Deborah Levy and it is already funded by our university, the students who meet the requirement can apply for the Summer Research Scholarship in business school and get $6,000 scholarship (https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/study/scholarships-and-awards/find-a-scholarship/university-of-auckland-summer-research-scholarship-auckland-635-all.html).

The applicants must have the following qualification:

  • Complete at least two years of equivalent full-time study in an undergraduate degree and GPA is 6.0 or above
  • Experience with Python (R/Java) and analysis software such as STATA
  • Can read Chinese will be preferable (raw data is from a Chinese Property Brokerage’s official website)
  • Strong communication skills and attention to details

For more information about this opportunity, please contact Chuyi Xiong (c.xiong@auckland.ac.nz)

Software interns at Emirates Team NZ


Emirates Team NZ are starting to look for software interns for the 2019-2020 summer.

Emirates Team New Zealand is seeking a strongly academic and highly motivated student for an internship in their design office through December 2019 – February 2020. Suitable applicants should be in their final year, or going into their final year in 2019, and be on track for a first class degree in Software Engineering, or Computer Science. The intern will be based in our design office of around 25 very skilled engineers who work in a variety of disciplines, and will see first-hand how the process of designing an America’s Cup yacht works.

As work will involve software engineering for either our web-based data viewing and analysis tools or our C++ based simulation software, we are likely to favourably consider the following profiles:

  • Familiar with web technologies, HTML, CSS, JS, React, Redux, HTML5 Canvas, OR
  • Familiar with C++, with interest and skills in graphics rendering (using OpenGL) or engineering-related computing (numerical modelling, control, optimisation …)

The applicants should also demonstrate that they have experience of developing software outside of the university course requirements. Short-listed candidates will be asked to complete a software test.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and transcripts of high school and university grades to: office@emiratesteamnz.com with the subject “Software internship application”.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT (QUANTITATIVE)


Sex ratios, female mortality and ethnic migrant communities in New Zealand

Our two-year project explores female deaths at birth and childhood in ethnic and migrant communities and is a multi-method study involving quantitative, qualitative secondary and primary data sources.

We are looking to recruit a part-time fixed term research assistant (8 hours per week, 1-year fixed contract with possibility of extension) with skills in quantitative research and ability to link, analyse and summarise very large data tables.

The successful candidate will:

• Undertake data analysis, more specifically this will involve reshaping, linking and filtering from multiple, large (1-5 million rows) data tables using SAS or SQL within a secure data environment

• Conduct statistical analysis as guided by collaborating researchers and relevant literature

• Produce summary reports, tables and graphs based on aggregated data and statistical analysis results.

• Attendance at study meetings as required

• Participate in discussions about analysis

• Be able to work with sensitive data sets

• Communicate effectively with the research team

The successful candidate must have a post-graduate degree (Hons. and above), have experience writing and running code using SAS and SQL.

You will initially be based at the University of Auckland’s Tamaki campus.

If this position interests you, contact and send in a CV to Rachel Simon-Kumar (r.simon-kumar@auckland.ac.nz) or Ph: 09-3737599 (ext. 87645). To discuss this position further, contact Janine Paynter (j.paynter@auckland.ac.nz)

Funded PhD Studentship in Big Data Processing


A Ph.D. position with full scholarship support is available at the School of Computer Science, University of Auckland (the top university in New Zealand) under the supervision of Dr. Miao Qiao (mqiaocuhk.github.io).

Dr. Qiao's research focuses on the efficiency issue of big data processing, especially on graph data management, query optimization, stream processing, and I/O-efficient algorithms. The PhD topic is on "theory and practice of subgraph (pattern) matching". A brief description is as follows.

Graphs are ubiquitous in Computer Science and any field that describes the relationships between objects. A classic and important graph problem, subgraph matching, is confronting new challenges arising from higher graph analysis demands in the big data era. This project explores the theoretical limitations and best practices of subgraph matching when the dataset size exceeds the memory limit. The theoretical study will match the upper and lower bounds with provably optimal solutions, while the empirical study will explore novel approaches to finding efficient solutions. Its success will enrich the knowledge and benefit the huge number of practitioners in graph analysis.

Potential candidates should have:

1) Master degree by thesis in Computer Science or related areas.

2) Solid programming/coding skills and are familiar with algorithms and data structures.

3) English proficiency: IELTS 6.5+

Please refer to the following link on the requirements and application procedure for a PhD admission at UoA:

https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/study/study-options/find-a-study-option/doctor-of-philosophy-phd.html

If interested, please send your CV, transcript records and a brief biography to Dr. Miao Qiao via email < miao.qiao@auckland.ac.nz>.

Web Application Programming Internship for Students


Company Introduction

Absolute Value New Zealand Limited is an independent commercial property valuation and advisory firm founded in 2012. Our aim is to provide a fresh perspective on commercial property and valuations.

Job Description

We are looking for a student intern who is interested in web application programming. Your focus will be on using a combination of leading front end and back end technologies to bug fix and improve Absolute Value’s existing web applications.

Skills

Interest/experience in the following front end technologies:

  • Web fundamentals like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
  • CSS pre-processors like Sass or LESS
  • JavaScript frameworks like AngularJS, React, or Ember etc., or JS-based build tools like Grunt, Gulp, and Bower
  • Libraries like jQuery or Backbone.js
  • Front-end (CSS) frameworks like Foundation or Bootstrap
  • AJAX

Interest/experience in the following back end technologies:

  • CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) API design and development
  • RESTful Services
  • PHP, ideally with exposure to a good MVC framework (we use Symfony)
  • Database technologies like MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, or MongoDB.
  • Web server technologies like Apache, NGinX etc.
  • DevOps software like Vagrant or Docker

In return you will:

  • Gain valuable insights and experience in managing multiple database
  • Work in a technology-led business offering variety and challenges
  • Receive the opportunity to play a key role in the final delivery of an innovative network

If the prospect of a dynamic career in one of New Zealand's fastest growing commercial property consultancy is appealing, e-mail a cover letter, academic transcript and C.V. to demi.fredrick@absolutevalue.co.nz or call to discuss.

All applications treated in confidence. Closes 30 April 2019.

Associate Environments Engineer | New University Graduate


It's fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they're doing. At Workday, we're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business of enterprise applications. We work hard, and we're serious about what we do. But we like to have a good time, too. In fact, we run our company with that principle in mind every day: One of our core values is fun.

Job Description

Do what you love. Love what you do.

Workday is looking for an engineer to join our On-Demand Ops team. You'll be responsible for writing and maintaining scripts as well as supporting our automation tools (Bladelogic and chef).  These tools and scripts are critical to the deployment of the Workday Enterprise Business Services. In addition to this you will be involved in upgrading, patching, executing and monitoring the processes that keep the Workday Service up and running in all environments - production, sandbox, implementation, sales, training, partners, etc. You'll do everything from creating scripts, maintaining nagios, applying patches and updates to all our systems either manually or using BladeLogic, all while ensuring that we continue to meet our SLAs.

  • Experience supporting fast-growing large-scale production-quality web environments

  • Experience in operating and supporting on-demand Internet-based systems.

  • Linux admin and shell scripting skills

  • Proficiency scripting in Ruby, Python, Pearl is a plus

  • Nagios monitoring and alerting infrastructure experience

  • False positives are your nemesis

  • Experience with Hyperic, OSSEC, and splunk  a plus

  • Experience with BladeLogic or Opsware for application deployment a plus

  • Building and operating efficient, rock-solid, auditable processes is part of your DNA

  • Can demonstrate technical troubleshooting skills

  • Excellent analytical skills for troubleshooting and problem determination

  • Experience with TCP/IP networking from the Linux end is helpful (can read netstat, configure IPTables, do SSH tunneling, etc)

  • Experience deploying and operating: Apache Tomcat, MySQL, Cape Clear ESB, Subversion, Java web applications, Apache httpd

  • Experience working in a SAS-70 audited environment a big plus

  • Requirement: Computer Information Systems or Computer Science Degree

Additional Programs Offered to You:

Generation Workday

Start your future today with Generation Workday.  Our 12-month personal and professional development program for emerging professionals who have graduated within the last 12 months is designed to support, engage, and prepare you for career success.  

Workday Internship Program

Experience your future with Workday’s Internship Program as a member of our 12-week Internship Program.  Learn real skills, build a network, make an impact. And have fun while you do it.

No matter the opportunity, launch your career with an opportunity that connects you to a strong network, enables you to do your best work, actively supports your career, and places an emphasis on fun.

To apply online please click here

AR Summer School | Learn how to develop Empathic AR applications for the Magic Leap display


Mark Bilinghurst (ABI, the University of Auckland) and the Empathic Computing Laboratory are organising a week-long AR summer school at the University of Auckland. This workshop is sponsored and supported by MagicLeap, The University of Auckland & The University of South Australia.

Attendees will work in small groups to each complete an example MagicLeap project by the end of the week. This is a unique opportunity to learn how to develop MagicLeap applications from leading experts in the field.

DATE: February 11th - 15th, 2019, Auckland, New Zealand

COST: Free for students, $500 NZ for non-students

Student Scholarships: There is some funding available for travel and accommodation

Registration: http://empathiccomputing.org/magicleap-workshop/ - applications close on January 25th.

More Information: Contact Mark Billinghurst

Please also feel free to reach out to me, if you want to discuss any project ideas using AR/VR/MR.

Grinding Gear Games | C++ Programmer Graduate Opportunity


Grinding Gear Games is on the lookout for a C++ Gameplay/Engine Programmer Graduate to join the growing Path of Exile development team.

Requirements:

● Strong knowledge of modern C++

● Experience/passion for games programming and game design

● Excellent communication skills

● Demonstrable C++ skills with either a personal WIP projects, or simple solo made prototype (with source code)

Pluses:

● Successfully completed bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering

● Experience working on a shipped game title (the irony)

● Experience with our game, Path of Exile

● Experience with x-platform Engine/Renderer development.

Contact: Trevor@grindinggear.com if you are interested in applying.

University of Auckland ITS Internship Programme


The University of Auckland IT team is in need of 4 interns to join their department this summer to work on a range of projects. Students can come from any IT discipline and will work collaboratively on projects suited to their skills and areas of interest. Programming skills are beneficial, however an eagerness to learn and develop are paramount and technical skills can be developed on the job.

For more information please check out the link below:

https://opportunities.auckland.ac.nz/jobid/20246/1/1

 

300,000.00 NZD Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge.


Help discover the next Global Problem Solver!

  1. These links will let you quickly re-tweet, share on Facebook or Linked in, and like on Instagram
  2. Download this Slide or Flyer from our Promotional Toolkit to share at an event or with a group
  3. Nominate students and recent graduates

For inspiration, check out this 30-second video that showcases Mary Elizabeth McCulloch, who developed the Voz Box, a device that’s already working to give a voice to the voiceless. To us, that’s the definition of a global problem solver: someone who can take their own knowledge and experiences and turn them into solutions that make the world a better place.

Social media handles:

Instagram: @CiscoCSR
Twitter: @CiscoCSR /  @CiscoNetAcad 
Facebook: @CiscoGlobalProblemSolverChallenge / @CiscoCSR@cisconetworkingacademy

Deadline: Friday, January 11, 2019

Research Opportunity for Undergraduate Students


LANDSAR is to conduct an agreed research project to effect the outcomes of ensuring a continued supply of Wander SAR equipment by 30 June 2019.

For more information regarding this opportunity and how to contact LANDSAR, please visit https://www.landsar.org.nz.  You can also download the research project flyer below:

Applications now open for the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2019


The application window for the $300K Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2019 is now open, and we need your help. We’re looking for current students and recent graduates with a technology solution that can help solve the world’s most pressing societal and environmental problems. 

Yes, this is a tall order, but our past winners have shown us how it can be done.

For inspiration, check out this 30-second video that showcases Mary Elizabeth McCulloch, who developed the Voz Box, a device that’s already working to give a voice to the voiceless. To us, that’s the definition of a global problem solver: someone who can take their own knowledge and experiences and turn them into solutions that make the world a better place.

For more information please click here

Job Opportunities @ambit.ai


Interpersonal communication is the biggest skill gap in America. While technology has made us increasingly "connected", data suggests that we are increasingly disconnected as humans in the workplace.

* 5 in 10 millennials want their managers to listen to their ideas
* 6 in 10 people with unapproachable managers are highly disengaged
* 7 in 10 managers feel uncomfortable communicating to their employees

Ambit improves human connection & empathy by helping new managers master communication and more effectively lead. As a spin-off from SRI International - the birthplace of Siri - Ambit leverages world-class audio AI technology to quantify verbal communication and use those metrics to provide insights, coaching, and behavior change.

At Ambit we help leaders and teams gain insight into how they talk and listen in meetings by empowering them with data on their conversational patterns.

Our company recently spunoff from SRI International (the birthplace of Siri) and raised over $1m, and we are looking to recruit a lead full stack engineer in New Zealand.

Multiple opportunities available @ http://www.ambit.ai/jobs

 

EquipmentShare: Callaghan Innovation Student Experience Grant


About EquipmentShare

EquipmentShare is a crowd-sourced construction equipment rental business that is developing capability to provide a managed marketplace for construction equipment in Australia and New Zealand. To achieve this outcome there are 3 core components to the technologies that EquipmentShare deploys being telematics/IoT capability integrated with a purpose-built sharing economy focussed operating platform integrated with a financial platform.

The business is currently based in Wiri, Auckland but are moving to a new location in Mangere, Auckland at the end of October.

EquipmentShare has spent the past 12 months investigating and developing an initial version of a cloud-based operating platform capable of meeting the specific needs of a crowd-sourced / double-sided market place. The platform currently supports management of 90 items of construction machinery in the Auckland market generating $350,000 in revenue per month. A crowd-sourced rental fleet has unique needs that are not able to be served by currently available rental platforms due to the multi-sided nature of the business model. The current platform will form the base on which all future research and development is undertaken as the business model is progressed in the market place.

EquipmentShare plans to continue the development of the initial version of the platform. This will included expansion of the current functionality and integration with a world-leading telematics/IoT platform and integration with financial packages based on customer discovery and development. It is envisaged that this development will include customer portals in order to achieve specific functions relevant to a share economy business model including transportation, rental, utilisation analytics & productivity management, servicing, and usage-based insurance and finance.

About Callaghan Innovation Student Experience Grant

Callaghan Innovation manages the Business Research and Development (R&D) Grants scheme on behalf of Government. The objective of the Student Grants Programme is to support New Zealand undergraduate and postgraduate students to gain and develop their technical and commercial skills in a New Zealand R&D business that has an active research and development (R&D) programme.

The Experience Grant is designed to help undergraduate students gain commercial work experience in New Zealand R&D businesses by funding a 10-week internship (valued at $7500) over the student summer break. The internships are a valuable experience for students to understand how a business works and potentially see a career pathway in R&D. It is, therefore, important the student works within the business’s R&D team and the business actively supports the student so they get the best out of their time in the business. In turn, the business benefits from the student’s enthusiasm and fresh thinking.

About Student Experience Role

A key component of implementing a multi-sided marketplace application will be establishment of customer portals that allow both asset owners and rental customers to view live status and productivity of the equipment and to order services from various service providers (transport, refuelling, servicing, maintenance, etc). The student will be involved in the investigation and development of portals to enable this capability. The second phase of the portal development involves a telematics-driven heavy machinery transportation marketplace to connect transport customers with multiple transport providers utilising real-time telematics data to optimise transport requests, pricing and routing.

The student will be involved in all aspects of the R&D project from customer discovery using design thinking methodologies, development of user stories, feature roadmap prioritisation, development and testing of minimum viable product, to iterative development, testing, and implementation of a production system.

Having a student employed will help us to bring another perspective onto the programme and to speed up our R&D activities. This also introduces further in-house development capability to be able to rapidly design, test, and execute software-based minimum viable products to speed up learning cycles for this R&D project.

Learn More About the Grant

For more information on the Callaghan Innovation Student Grant, please visit the following link: https://www.callaghaninnovation.govt.nz/grants/student-grants

Navigating University Study


Are you a man in your third year of a Bachelor of Science?

If so, we’d like to invite you to participate in a study exploring what support and resources students use while they are at University.

We are looking for domestic students who are at least 18 years old to participate in an interview taking 1-1.5 hours. Some participants will also be invited to participate in a diary task which involves completing a short weekly survey for 12 weeks.

There will be a $30 voucher as a koha (token of appreciation) for those who participate in the interview, and another $30 voucher for those who choose to also participate in the diary task.

For more information please contact Marilyn confidentially at NavUni@auckland.ac.nz

Approved by the University of Auckland Human Participants Ethics Committee on 7th December 2017 for three years. 
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Optiver | come and do our recruitment tests!


Have you got what it takes?

Kick start the recruitment process for Graduate Trainee Trader, Graduate Software Developer and Graduate Trading Systems Engineering roles by coming along to our on campus presentation and testing session and complete our quizzes as the first stage in our recruitment processes!
Please note: Our Graduate roles have closed to the public, you must attend on the day to be in with a chance to do our tests! This is the last time we are on campus this semester so don't miss out!

In the session we will give you more information about who we are and what we do. You can meet our Trading and IT team and find out what it's like to work in a company regularly listed in the top 3 Best Places to Work in Australia!

We are looking for talented students interested in solving complex problems! This is an excellent opportunity with great perks including a highly competitive starting salary and work that will keep you challenged! If you're ambitious, thrive in a team environment and are looking for your next challenge then why come along to hear more.

Who we are:
We are a leading, independent, global market-making group, we're all about teamwork, innovation, integrity and genuine passion for what we do. These values ensure we do an excellent job of providing the best derivative prices to the international markets.

Who you are:
A final-year student or a recent graduate studying Science (Maths, Physics, Statistics), Engineering (All disciplines! Mechanical, Mechatronic, Electrical, Civil, Aerospace, Software, Engineering Science), Computer Science, Software Engineering or Econometrics.

Quiz Information:
For our Trainee Trader role, we will be running our 2 maths tests at the information session. The first quiz is an 80 question, 8 minute math test focusing on arithmetic. The second quiz is a 30 minute math test focusing on number series and sequences. You will not be able to use a calculator.

For our Graduate Developer and Graduate Trading Systems Engineer roles we will give you the opportunity to register your details to take our online technical quiz. After the session we will email you a link to the quiz to complete as part of the first step in our recruitment process.
For more information and to apply please check out our website.

Recruitment eligibility:
Australian or New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents only.

We look forward to seeing you on campus soon, please pop by our stand at the Engineering career fair too and we would be happy to give you more details!

Capstone Editing| six annual grants for students and academics


Capstone Editing is happy to offer six 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.