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.

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

WorldSkills NZ Cloud Computing | National Competition 2018


About the competition | 8th – 11th October, Hamilton 

This WorldSkills NZ Cloud Computing competition is managed by the WorldSkills New Zealand in collaboration with Amazon Web Services. 

The competition is hands-on and is based on real-world scenarios of Cloud computing projects. Competitors will be expected to define and implement a Cloud computing solution using architectural design principles and technologies to meet the project goals. This includes architecting, deploying and maintaining the compute, network, storage, database and other necessary resources and services to deploy an application to the Cloud. Examples of the types of projects that may be included in the competition: 

  • Given a binary application that contains a full web application, enable the deployment of the application and infrastructure necessary to make the application available for use in a scalable, reliable, and high-available Cloud computing design.
  • Given an initial infrastructure deployment in the Cloud, troubleshoot issues with the design and implementation. Ensure that the deployment is correctly configured to allow for a highly available, scalable, secure, and elastic Cloud computing deployment model.
  • Given a stream of inbound request process the information according to the instructions provided. Design and deploy the Cloud infrastructure necessary for the endpoint communication along with the necessary processes and responses required. Ensure the Cloud computing design is highly scalable, reliable, and highly available.
  • Given a three-tier web application deployment, troubleshoot any issues with the Cloud computing infrastructure design and provide an infrastructure design that scales to meet demand.
  • Given a defined stream of information, create the Cloud computing infrastructure necessary to receive, transform, process, and publish information as requested in the instructions.
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) is recommended Cloud computing platform for this competition.

Contact Details

For compeition queries please contact Ash Siddiqui

For general enquires please contact the WorldSkills NZ Contact Centre

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. 
Reference Number 020215

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C | C++ Programmer


30 July 2018

MetOcean Solutions (a team within the New Zealand’s MetService) is seeking a developer to help develop libraries and APIs that work with multidimensional geospatial datasets. This involves reading datasets as fast as possible and then interpolating or extrapolating the data to get the desired outputs. After the initial 6 - 12 month project there is space to move into different directions, AI, GPU programmer, cloud development etc…

The successful candidate will be working with the Marine Services and Delivery Team comprised of three developers and a team leader within a larger team of 21 scientists / developers who also produce code.

As a company we believe in rigorous scientific method and in applying the latest information technology to data services. We encourage our people to bring fresh ideas to the table, rise to any challenge, and remain enthusiastic about our products and the company mission. Our company promotes a positive working environment to achieve our shared goals, supported by flexible hours to ensure a healthy work-life balance.

 

Required Qualifications: Computer science degree or similar equivalent experience

To apply you must have the following skills and experience:

  • At least 3 years of programming in the C or C++ language.

  • An ability to write performant and well-architected code.

  • Some familiarity with applied mathematics (linear algebra, linear regression…)

  • Able to research and implement algorithms.

The following are desirable but not essential:

  • Python Coding

  • Experience with geophysical datasets.

  • Knowledge of CUDA or GPU computation framework.

  • Container technology like Docker.

  • Knowledge of cloud based services like AWS and Google Cloud.

Our ideal candidate would demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Ability to understand complex structures and break them down into meaningful parts.

  • Integrity and high standards.

  • Methodical logical approach to problem-solving.

  • A supportive and positive attitude.

Please note before you apply: This role is a permanent full-time position, but hours can be flexible to suit your lifestyle. Pay is based on skills and experience. The job position is in our Raglan office, however remote working will be considered for the right candidate. Applications close on 10 August 2018.

 

To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and CV to: careers@metocean.co.nz. Please reference "Application for a C Programmer" in the subject line.

GovTechTalent Graduate Programme 2019!


24 July 2018

The GovTechTalent Digital Graduate Programme is now open for applications for its 2019 intake!

GovTechTalent is a 24-month graduate programme which is about developing talented individuals who want to shape the digital future of government - for the benefit of New Zealanders.

This is a cross-government initiative with nine agencies participating - Department of Internal Affairs, Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment, Ministry for Primary Industries, Ministry for Education, New Zealand Transport Agency, Statistics New Zealand, Inland Revenue,  Accident Compensation Corporation and the Ministry of Justice.

We are looking for tomorrow’s digital leaders – people with the capability and leadership skills to build Government’s digital talent pool, a passion for digital, technology and user-centred services, and a genuine desire to make a difference for New Zealanders.

Please share this information with your students and faculty - we greatly appreciate your help.

What we are looking for:

  • Individuals who care about the future of New Zealand and are motivated to make a difference
  • Innovative thinkers and great communicators who work in a collaborative way
  • Recent graduates or students in their final year of tertiary study in 2018
  • A willingness to relocate/work in Wellington
  • Students from a variety of degrees and tertiary backgrounds
  • People with a passion for how digital technology can support user-centred services

About the programme 

This is a graduate programme that takes place across a 24-month period.

The programme is for people who appreciate that ‘Digital’ is a different way of thinking. While technology supports change, ‘Digital’ is a change in thinking to understand the customer, redesign business processes, and integrate services across agencies.

Successful graduates will go through three rotations – each eight months long – across participating government agencies.

Each graduate will be supported by a mentor who will help them reach their goals and potential. These mentors are thought-leaders and senior managers working in the Government’s digital arena.

The programme offers a competitive remuneration for the successful graduates.

Don't miss this opportunity to jump-start your career in one of world's top five digital nations!

Applications:

Where: Apply now at: https://bit.ly/2LgSVf0

When: Applications are now open, from the 16th July - 10th August 2018

New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards - Undergraduate of the Year, Postgraduate of the Year and Education & Professional Development


19 July 2018

Entries are open for the 2018 New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards in particular submissions for the Undergraduate of the Year, Postgraduate of the Year and Education & Professional Development (i.e. academic or professional staff in your university) categories. The awards are about celebrating innovation and top achievements in the sector; it’s a chance to be seen and recognised by industry practitioners and academics.

What have you been working on with geographic positioning, navigation or location-based information?

The Education and Professional Development category is just for you.

It’s designed to recognise you for empowering students and supporting other teachers through teaching, research and professional activities.

We also have two categories your students may be interested in:

  • Undergraduate Student of the Year
  • Postgraduate Student of the Year

We offer financial assistance to attend the awards for finalists of the student categories.

The 2018 awards will be held on Wednesday 17 October at Te Papa with Mark Sainsbury, host of RadioLIVE’s Morning Talk, MC for the night.

This year we’ve made some improvements to the event, while taking the best from past years, to provide more time to spend at finalists’ presentation booths and increase opportunities for networking throughout the industry. These changes have also enabled us to dramatically reduce ticket prices to make attending the event affordable for all members of the spatial industry.

Tickets for the event are on sale now (no charge for all finalists). At just $50 + GST, we hope you’ll bring your colleagues along to learn more about the spatial sector and the support it provides across a broad range of critical infrastructure.

Don’t miss your chance to enter, entries close soon.

The deadline for submissions is fast approaching, with entries due to close on 27 July 2018. If you are interested in entering you will need to act quickly.

If you’re interested to find out more or you’d like to enter, or buy tickets to the event, visit our website www.nzsea.org

Python/Django Developer


16 July 2018

Python/Django Developer wanted for short term contract – NZ’s leading investment bank

  • FNZC is working on a small data project which is likely to involve scraping a number of data sources (excel, Bloomberg, websites) and consolidating the data into a simple front end spread sheet
  • Looking for a top student who is able to easily interpret our vision
  • Key attributes: Python/VBA knowledge, strong communication skills and efficiently work to tight timeframes
  • Immediate start, Auckland based

Contact Harry for more information: harrison.gould@fnzc.co.nz               

2018 Velocity 100K challenge


28 June 2018

The 2018 Velocity 100K challenge is underway and our team is entering a kick ass web based business into the competition.

We have a sweet little technical position that needs filling by a driven and entrepreneurial minded individual.

The concept that we're entering is a web app that would be defined as an aggregator/lead generation service, connecting businesses and customers in the area of recreational based activities. (eg: Yoga & Pilates, Martial Arts, Dance, Fitness etc..) Think Trivago but for the health, fitness and recreation/lifestyle industries.

What we are looking for is a gifted coder proficient in the realm of API's and various frameworks for developing user interfaces. Having a good understanding of algorithms and the creative ability to implement them would also be extremely useful.

The general scope of your role will include:

  • Collaborating in the development of the platform
  • Helping to oversee the technical side of the business
  • Working with the team to come up with innovative ideas and ways to enhance the product

We have anchored mentorship by a few notable New Zealand entrepreneurs who are dedicated in helping us realise this awesome idea and bring it to the world.

If our cohesion is rock’n, you will become an equity stake holder in this dynamic online company that is destined for greatness!

Get in touch by emailing Patrick at: patrickdevere@hotmail.com

Looking for Coders


28 June 2018

E-Drive is looking for one or more students that have the ability to create and code a revolutionary new social media platform application. This is of course, a highly sensitive undertaking where commercial secrecy is an absolute must. When one thinks of the likes of Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and the countless other billion dollar applications in existence, it becomes clear that one which would threaten the existence of all of them, needs to be kept tightly under wraps until launched.

On offer is the chance to not only be part of the creation of this platform, but to financially share in the success of it.

Full details will be disclosed to the interested parties after an initial meeting with them to determine the candidates with the ‘best fit’.

If interested please contact Kelvyn Alp  kalp@e-drive.co.nz

Contract IT Rollout Project Resources Required


20 June 2018

Junior IT technicians sought to assist with a nationwide rollout of new Point Of Sale (POS) and other IT infrastructure to large NZ Quick Service Restaurant chain. Level 1 or Level 2 IT skills required, no experience requirement.  Work would involve staging and building all systems in Auckland at a warehouse near Penrose, and then going around the country in pairs to install them, do quality assurance checks, handover to the store manager, liaise with the IS service centre and report back.  There is some opportunity to pick up additional responsibilities, based on aptitude and need, but that is not guaranteed.

Number of positions available: 4

Duration: 4 months (mid July 2018 to mid-November 2018)

Location: Traveling throughout NZ in teams of 2, main site is in Penrose, but contractors are expected to be out of Auckland for 8+ weeks

Technical Requirement: General IT Competency (L1 or L2)

Experience Requirement: None

Skills Requirements: Good communication skills

Other Requirements: Need to be able to pick up and carry a computer or LED monitor up to 25m, driver’s license and own vehicle would be ideal, but is not a firm requirement

Remuneration: $200 per day Level 1, $240 per day Level 2, other by negotiation

Expenses: Mileage and food paid while travelling to sites other than the base at Penrose

Contact: email your CV to info@deus-ex.co.nz

Fully Funded PhD Opportunity


11 June 2018

Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD Studentship in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, supervised by Dr Matthew Egbert.

Project: Simulating the behaviour of proto-cells

What was the first organism? Amazing advances have been made in understanding how life’s molecular building blocks first emerged, but it remains unclear what caused these molecules to develop into a first integrated organism. In this project, we will develop computational simulations of protocells and related dissipative structures to investigate the possibility that the organism-like behaviours demonstrated by simple non-living physical structures facilitated the earliest stages of life’s evolution. The development of these models and simulations will be conducted alongside real-world experimental work done locally and with international collaborators.

Candidate

The interdisciplinary nature of the project means that applications are welcome from students from a wide variety of backgrounds including Computer Science, Maths, Physics, Biology or Engineering. The primary methodology that will be employed by the candidate will be computational modelling of complex systems.

The candidate must hold (or expect to complete soon) a BSc or MSc, and have some research experience (e.g. a final-year research project). They should also have some experience developing computational models, or in a comparable area (e.g. mathematical modelling, control engineering, etc.). Other essential capabilities include good writing and communication skills, critical thinking, creativity, drive and curiosity.

An interest in Biology will be an advantage for this project, but prior knowledge in this area is not required. The project also connects with Philosophy of Biology topics including the definitions of life and behaviour, so students interested in the intersection of philosophy and science are encouraged to apply.

Scholarship Details

Stipend is to be NZ$27,500 pa (tax free) for three years plus tuition fees. Start date is flexible but would preferably be before December 2018. The successful candidate will have the opportunity and financial support to attend national and international conferences to present their work.

The studentship is funded by a Marsden Fund grant recently awarded by the Royal Society of New Zealand to fund three years of research on this topic.

Further details about the scholarship are available here:

https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/study/scholarships-and-awards/find-a-scholarship/university-ofauckland-marsden-grant-phd-scholarships-in-simulating-the-behaviour-of-protocells-957-sci.html

To apply...

Applications will be considered until the position is filled; applications received by June 1, 2018, will receive full consideration.

To apply send the following to Dr Matthew Egbert at m.egbert@auckland.ac.nz.

  1. Cover letter (400 word max). Including:
    1. Why you want to do a PhD.
    2. Where you see yourself 2 years after you’ve completed your PhD.
    3. What you believe your strengths and weaknesses are.
  2. Your CV
  3. Transcript of your most recent degree. If you are currently enrolled in a programme, send partial transcript if possible and the final grade you expect to receive. 
  4. Example of academic writing (e.g. a lab report, essay, blog-post, or an assignment that you are proud of). Please include a minimal description of what it is.

Informal enquiries to the same email address are very welcome.

Website Design and Alterations


08 June 2018

Opportunity for students who are looking for casual job in web design.  Master Haus Group Ltd. and Whitehead Group Employment solutions both Auckland based companies are looking for students who would like to work on the following:

  • ongoing website content updates
  • setting up ecommerce
  • SEO and
  • (if possible) advising us on integrating Social Media further into our marketing mix. 

Hours would vary depending on what changes and updates are required.

Contact:

Ian Jacobi
Master Haus Group Ltd
19a Huntly Road, Campbells Bay
Auckland
Email: masterhausgroup@xtra.co.nz
Phone: 476 4490

Max Whitehead
Whitehead Group Employment solutions
Sunnynook, North Shore City
Phone: 963 6965

Open PhD position - Intelligent Software, Healing Environments: An AI-based system for health and safety constraint checking in large public buildings


29 May 2018

Applications are invited for a PhD fellowship/scholarship at Graduate School of Science and Technology, Aarhus University, Denmark, within the Engineering programme. The position is available from 1 November 2018 or later.

Research area and project description:

Health and safety in the built environment is an urgent, ubiquitous, and costly issue. There is significant potential for information technology (IT) solutions to assist architects and hospital directors in enhancing health and safety: computer-aided architectural design (CAAD) software tools can support decision-making through automatic building floorplan analysis, and software simulations of daily operations.

This PhD project will research and develop exciting new CAAD tools, with real-world impact, for analysing the health and safety of public buildings (risk identification, assessment, mitigation). Today's CAAD tools only focus on the structure of buildings, without considering the people that live and work in them, and thus completely fail in automatically checking essential safety requirements involving people - how they move, what they see and hear, and what activities they undertake, e.g.:

“Doors should not open onto areas where a person may be occupied with some activity, such as washing hands at a sink.” (activities);

“Orienting landmarks and signage must be within a wheel-chair user’s comfortable field of view as they move through the ward” (visibility);

“The oncology ward must be safely and easily accessible to a patient that is visually or mobility impaired.” (movement).

This project will incorporate concepts of people, perception and behaviour into the building model itself within the CAAD tool, at a fundamental level. New artificial intelligence-based decision support software tools will be developed for expressing and rapidly checking health and safety requirements based on how people act and perceive the environment, that can handle the enormous size and scale of real buildings. Specifically, we will implement these augmented building data models in Constraint Logic Programming extended to support spatial reasoning, CLP(QS), and Answer Set Programming extended to support spatial reasoning, ASPMT(QS).

Qualifications and specific competences:

We are interested in a person with a background in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or a related discipline (having completed a Master’s degree). A desire to engage in cross-disciplinary research at the intersection of artificial intelligence and architectural design will be important. It will be relevant, but certainly not required, to have experience with:

(1) knowledge representation and reasoning methods, ontologies, logic programming (Answer Set Programming, Prolog, Constraint Logic Programming)

(2) Building Information Modelling (BIM), computer aided design

Place of Employment and Place of Work:

The place of employment is Aarhus University (Electrical and Engineering section), and the place of work is the Edison (building 5125), Finlandsgade 22, 8200 Aarhus, Denmark.

For more information: http://talent.au.dk/phd/scienceandtechnology/opencalls/calls-on-specific-projects/august-2018/intelligent-software-healing-environments-an-ai-based-system-for-health-and-safety-constraint-checking-in-large-public-buildings/ 

Contacts:

Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact:

Assistant Professor Carl Schultz, e-mail: cschultz@eng.au.dk

Professor Peter Gorm Larsen, e-mail: pgl@eng.au.dk

Technology Graduate Role


07 May 2018

Affinity ID is the leading digital engagement specialist serving some of New Zealand’s largest organisations. Our track record in delivering business growth for clients is enabled through our fusion of smart thinking, intuition and technology.  With a staff of over 50 technically savvy people and data at the heart of everything we do - we stand well apart from the traditional agency model. We’re looking for a graduate to join our technical team.

You will need great attention to detail, great time management skills and the ability to multi-task. You will have the ability to follow process accurately and in detail, the foresight to understand when process might fail, the ability to work under pressure and an enthusiastic personality to work in a supportive team environment. You will also need the ability to learn new skills and processes quickly.

This role is primarily within our campaign deployment team, which provides great exposure to our business and the technology and thinking we use every day. You will have the opportunity to work across data science, business intelligence, and the opportunity to remain a generalist or specialise in data science, software development, or information systems in the future.

The campaign deployment team is a vital team within our business as the team responsible for creating data sets for targeting of communications to our clients’ customers and creating reports on the effectiveness of the communications for future refinement. You will extract and process data for targeting and reporting, handle ad hoc queries from client service, and work collaboratively across the business.

We offer a relaxed but committed and professional working environment.

Please send a CV with cover note to clarem@affinityid.co.nz

Senior Back End Developer


06 March 2018

Part of the product development team building a web-based photo-realistic rendering platform, backed by a private rendering cloud. Using Rails skills to work on the backend for the web application, working on the database and storage infrastructure that is responsible for managing all of the content in the application, and which connects to the photo-realistic rendering cloud service.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work on the Rails API backend of a web application for rendering and interacting with 3D scenes in the browser, with photorealistic rendering in the cloud.
  • Opportunities to work on the frontend as well depending on preference/experience.
  • Extend the functionality and scalability of the backend and cloud infrastructure by developing new features and optimisations according to the roadmap.
  • Work collaboratively in the development team to ensure high code quality and stability through comprehensive automated testing and regular code reviews.
  • Strive to follow industry best practices for software development.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • 3 + Years of experience with Ruby on Rails, and C++ (required for integrating with library)
  • Other technologies:        Ansible, Postgresql, Node JS, C++, Amazon Web Services
  • Strong production experience with Ruby on Rails.
  • Experience with Postgresql or other relational databases.
  • Experience scaling and optimising Rails applications as user bases grow in size.
  • Experience with cloud-based development, deployment on Amazon Web Services and real-time web technologies.
  • Experience using Git for version control.

    Beneficial Experience

  • Knowledge of real-time and offline 3D computer graphics and rendering methods, e.g. WebGL, ray-tracing, physically-based rendering.
  • Broad knowledge and experience in with frontend JavaScript frameworks such as Ember.js, Angular.js or Vue.js.

    Personal Qualities

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate concepts and ideas effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-managing within the scope of the role
  • A desire to learn new and experimental technologies and frameworks
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the team in areas of expertise
  • Bachelor of Computer Science or higher qualification


KEY RELATIONSHIPS

Internal

  • Project Manager
  • Lead Developer
  • Business and Operations Manager

External

  • Million Ideas Personnel (Shanghai)
  • External Contractors
  • Clients


ORGANISATIONAL OBLIGATIONS

  • Promote and assist in a safe and healthy workplace by undertaking responsibilities as outlined in Lightspeed’s health and Safety policy and program  (Health and Safety requirements are upheld to a high standard)
  • Promote activities and initiatives that help Lightspeed achieve its mission (Lightspeed achieves its business and growth goals)
  • Contribute to the Lightspeed positive working environment by supporting (The Lightspeed working environment is progress and positive for all employees)
     

Contact:

Lydia Wang - lydia@lightspeedgraphics.co.nz

 

 

Graduate - Cloud Software Customer Support


15 February 2018

ABOUT THE COMPANY

CIN7 is a fast-growing supply chain and logistics system that enables the management of inventory in multiple channels, different industries and legal entities, while seamlessly integrating with accounting solutions and eCommerce platforms such as Xero and Shopify. 


THE ROLE

As a Company that is rapidly growing we are seeking the right graduate to join the mix to contribute and grow with the Company.  Does your future hold coding and software development or do you lean towards business’s analytics or project management, or maybe you’re not sure? CIN7 has graduate roles that can give you the platform to these specialist roles and discover your path.

You will provide exemplary customer service and first line support to the Cin7 client base, resolving technical issues and understanding the clients current supply chain processes. You will look to take ownership of customer support requests and resolve them efficiently and professionally. This position works alongside a team of experienced developers and specialists to on-abroad customers to Cin7. You may be required to work with multiple clients at any one time and successfully balance the workload accordingly. Our clients are based in NZ, AU, US and UK. Therefore, these support roles will have varying start times. You must have the flexibility to either start work at after hours, as well as standard office hours.


SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • The ideal applicant will be somebody who enjoys a technical challenge and can quickly learn a reasonably complex software.
  • You must have excellent written and spoken English
  • You will love (and be good at) trouble-shooting and be a strong communicator with the ability to simplify technical -terms and explain it to the customer.
  • You must have a good understanding of SQL, HTML & CSS. Knowledge of XML & .Net would be added advantage. (We will test you on SQL, HTML and CSS)
    - You love challenges and you are a great problem solver.
  • You love technology and systems, and enjoy learning how software works.
  • You will have excellent relationship, interpersonal and verbal communication
    skills.
  • You need to have a valid work visa to work at Cin7


APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Please send your CV and cover letter to veronica.cuartas@cin7.com

 

Intern, travel, learn & grow in 2018 in a global city with CI


CI is an accelerated learning provider offering immersive, in-person programs that combine practical work experience-based training with cohort-based career workshops and seminars.

CI creates globally engaged, career-ready students. Upon college graduation, CI alumni get hired three-times faster and earn 30 percent more than their graduate peers.

There will be a soft launch of the application process for 2018 programs.  There will be offering in spring, summer and fall programs in 18 locations:

US: New York, Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago, Miami, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco.
Europe: London, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Florence, Rome, Zurich.
Rest of World: Sydney, Hong Kong, Buenos Aires.

The soft launch provides an opportunity for direct and indirect recipients of this notification to apply to any of our summer 2018 programs ahead of the application process opening publicly in November.

For interested applicants, please apply via: www.city-internships.com/apply/

Opportunities for students interested in developing games


Konrad Grabiszewski & Alex Horenstein are faculty members in the Department of Economics at the University of Miami (USA) and they are looking for students who are interested in developing games for mobile devices.  

They created Blues and Reds, a puzzle game (iOS/Android) that actually is more than just a game. It is a research project; first ever mobile experiment in economics!

Passion for making games, especially games that help with scientific progress.  They are looking for all different skills required in the development of games (Programmers, Designers, Animators, Database Admins, Website Designers, etc.).

The job doesn't require you to be on site.  Everything can be done remotely.  

For more information please see the links below:

Website: http://www.bluesandreds.com/

App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=1241418625&mt=8

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.MSS.BluesAndRedsAndroid


If interested, contact (kgrabiszewski@bus.miami.edu) and send the following:

  1. CV and portfolio (is possible).
  2. Comments on how to improve Blues and Reds.
 

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.