Software Engineer Student Placement

Closing date
3 Dec 2021
Are you in your penultimate year of study and looking to work in a fast paced, global, market leading company for your industrial placement?

Here at Innovative Technology we have an excellent opportunity for a Software Engineer/Computer Scientist (Applied Sciences) to join our talented team in our global head office in Oldham, Manchester for 12 months starting in Summer 2022.

We're Innovative???

We're heading towards our 30th year here at Innovative Technology, where we now have offices on five continents and employ around 400 people, with over 100 based from our state-of-the-art R&D hub and global head office in Oldham, Manchester.

From self-service checkouts to arcade machines, we provide our retail, banking, kiosk, vending, gaming and amusement customers with products and services that help them securely accept automated payments, with our industry leading technology keeping us at the forefront of our sector.

Our Opportunity

As a Software Engineer Student Placement working in the Applied Sciences Group, you'll work closely with our experienced team of Software Engineers, Physicists and Data Scientists to support the deployment of cutting edge algorithms within ITL's hardware platforms

Whether you're researching new ways of deploying Applied Science code, or working on optimisations of the current codebase, you'll have an excellent opportunity to showcase your skills working on real world commercial projects.

Here at Innovative Technology we give our placements the ability to demonstrate their understanding of their specialist subject while getting invaluable industry experience.

This Software Engineer Student Placement opportunity is suited to a student in their penultimate year of University, who has an eagerness to learn.

About the role of our Software Engineer Student Placement:

In a fast paced environment that offers opportunities to create and to develop, our Software Engineers are applying all aspects of their learning while delivering against targets and supporting and improving the efficiency and performance of our codebase and hardware platforms.

Our Software Engineers have exposure to all elements of our codebase and their role includes but is not limited to the following:

Research into new coding standards and practices relevant to the deployment of ITL algorithms

Investigating and resolving issues through diagnostics

Assisting technical leads in providing updates to the current codebase

Planning and implementing improvements to the current codebase, and workflows such that any learning is fed back into the department to constantly improve the quality of the code created

Qualifications needed to become our Software Engineer Student Placement:

An undergraduate working towards a degree in either Software Engineering, Data Science, Mathematics, Computer Science or a similar related subject.

Skills & Experience were looking for in our Software Engineer Student Placement:

Some experience of programming in Python and C++.

A superficial understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms.

An excellent communicator who's analytical minded with a practical approach to solving problems.

Your Package & Perks:

Highly-competitive salary

Workplace Pension Scheme, with a 3% contribution from us

Flexible working hours and some working from home available

Paid breaks, lounge style canteens and games tables, with free fruit and hot premium drinks (subject to COVID restrictions)

24 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays, for great work-life balance, with the opportunity to earn extra days holiday

Private Healthcare Scheme available for you (as benefit in kind), and the option to add family members

Educational Sponsorship, Childcare Vouchers and Cycle to Work Scheme

Informal dress code, free onsite modern gym, free secure parking, staff car workshop and an active social calendar

What's next?

If you're looking to develop as Software Engineer/ Computer Scientist (Applied Sciences) throughout your Industrial Placement Year and want to join our award-winning team on the latest cutting-edge technology we want to hear from you.

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