At IES, we offer a flexible and supportive working environment and the opportunity to work with a team of friendly, interesting and diverse people from across the globe, who are passionate about what we do.
Our mission is to contribute to conserving the earth’s natural resources for future generations by reducing the carbon emissions of the built environment. IES is at the forefront of cutting-edge technology in the green-building sector and our Virtual Environment (VE) software is the only tool that allows the design team to simulate the full performance of a building model.
Our world-leading 3D performance analysis software is used by our clients to design high-quality and innovative buildings across the globe, while minimising the impact on the environment. IES’ technology is supported by integrated consulting services and today its capabilities are expanding from use on individual buildings, to helping create sustainable communities, cities and countries.
Job title: Software Development Summer Placement
Responsible to: Software Engineer
Department: Software Development
Location: Glasgow, G20 0SP
Duration: 12 weeks
Salary: £9 per hour
Placement Ref: EQU/2020/012
IES is currently looking for computer science students keen to gain work experience with a world leading software company. The role is fully paid and runs for a minimum of 3 months during June to September. The position is full time, working hours are 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday. This is a great opportunity to experience working within a busy and supportive team in an organisation, which is at the cutting edge of software development.
You will work within our software team who are developing code for advanced physical simulation and visual analyses of lighting, power consumption and carbon emissions. Candidates will also be able to participate in a number of exciting projects.
As an intern in our Development team you’ll be assigned a mentor who will introduce you to our code, software and coding standards. You will have the opportunity to participate in a number of exciting projects including, improving, testing and maintaining our current software and bug fixing. You will participate in peer reviews which will enable you to learn from experienced developers.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience:
- Studying for a degree in computer science, computer games technology or related degree. Ideally candidates will have completed the third year of their degree and be moving into their final year following the placement. Any previous industry experience is beneficial
- Familiarity with Qt
- Excellent communication skills and a creative approach to problem solving
- Ability to work as part of a team under an AGILE methodology structure
In return we offer the chance to gain valuable work experience with a fast moving company in an exciting and supportive work environment. You will be paid throughout the placement and receive a holiday entitlement. We also offer flexible start times to assist travel to and from work.
Start date: June 2020
End date: September 2020
How to Apply
Students should complete the online application form via the Equate Scotland website and attach a cover letter and a CV as separate documents, in PDF version and hit submit.
Please also make sure you note the placement reference number that you are applying for (highlighted above) as you will need this to complete the application form.
Within your covering letter and CV, please include an example of code you have written or a link to examples of your work.
Our recruitment process involves visiting our office in Glasgow to meet with one of our Senior Software Engineers for a face-to-face interview. You are also welcome to bring along any code you have developed to discuss at your interview.
Closing date: 29th November 2019.
We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Individuals are treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities.
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