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Job Ref: 2559375SI | Type: Contract or Temp

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About The Role

Launch your career with one of the most exciting summer internship opportunities in New Zealand! Following the success of our first rocket ("It's a Test") we are looking for exceptional talent to join our hardworking team over the summer. 

Our Software Team have had great success with internship programmes in the past. You'll tackle challenging problems in a great intern environment, get stuck into some detailed projects, and receive training from some of the best in the business!

You will gain hands on experience ensuring robust and high-performance software is deployed to the launch range. Your tasks will involve testing and analysing code with simulators, embedded hardware and operator workstations. Billions of data-points are collected throughout testing and launch operations and you will help develop tools to automate analysis and reporting, with testing, quality assurance and data analysis automation.

There are several different internship options in the Software Development Team: 
  • Ground Systems: Providing launch vehicle operators with a real-time view of on-board systems
  • Embedded Systems: Developing and enhancing software for controlling hardware throughout the rocket
  • Web Development: Using cutting edge web technologies to create applications used to manage a wide range of operations across the company.
Internship requirements:
  • Recently graduated or studying towards a Bachelor degree or higher specialising in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or an equivalent qualification
  • Proven experience with Linux, C/C++ or .Net and C# programming
  • Proactive, enthusiastic, creative and open to learning
  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Proven communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships
  • Ideally have experience with test automation and have worked with real-time embedded systems
Include the following with your application: 
  • Your CV
  • A copy of your unofficial transcript
  • A cover letter including an example of an engineering project you have completed in your spare time and describe the value this added. 
Internship dates: Monday 20 November 2017 - Friday 23 February 2018 (may vary depending on your course requirements).

For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant.  These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States’ International Traffic in Arms Regulations.  Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality. For more information on these Regulations, click here.

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