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Here are four internships available immediately for bright graduates. Please see the full information and contact details of how to apply below.
- MOIXA TECHNOLOGY – JAVA INTERN FOR A FLEXIBLE 3-18 MONTH PLACEMENT REQUIRED BY ENERGETIC START UP BASED ON PRIMROSE HILL, CENTRAL LONDON
- VISIONONTV LTD – JAVA INTERN REQUIRED TO DEVELOP CMS FOR EXCITING SOCIAL CHANGE TV STATION.
- STONEBURN SOFTWARE SERVICES LTD – INTERN FOR A 3 MONTH PLACEMENT WORKING WITH GOOGLE & AMAZON ENTERPRISE / CLOUD TECHNOLOGIES IN LONDON
- SHARCA.COM – JAVA INTERN FOR A 3 MONTH PLACEMENT
MOIXA TECHNOLOGY – JAVA INTERN FOR A FLEXIBLE 3-18 MONTH PLACEMENT REQUIRED BY ENERGETIC START UP BASED ON PRIMROSE HILL, CENTRAL LONDON
Moixa Technology are a design led R&D company into consumer energy, focusing on smart energy, DC and low power solutions. Our group comprises the Moixa Energy – USBCELL Battery Company – developing intelligent battery solutions, Moixa Technology – developing Home energy solutions, and related R&D projects in energy efficient technologies.
We are recruiting for an internship on a two month trial basis that could become full employment if all goes well. It’s an experiment to save the planet. An open-ended project were you could really make a difference to our energy future. We need someone energetic, creative, with strong knowledge and experience working in Java, knowledge of OSGI / user interface design skills an advantage.
Summary of Project Technical Aims and Outcomes
Technology Strategy Board supported project, led by cleantech 100 company Moixa Energy
Driving energy efficiency and behaviour change through inventive and engaging communication
Interfacing with existing IT and Building Management Systems (BMS) to extract energy and use data, and turning this into communications that are meaningful to the people working in the buildings
Software mechanisms and algorithms to sense the state of the building and to initiate energy saving interventions.
By exploiting and co-opting existing technologies and developing a user-centred design approach, the project will deliver ‘conversational tools’ through which people and buildings can input and receive information about themselves and each other.
See what else we do at
Get involved for 2 to 18 months from August, the internship will be paid, and get something good done for this world. Please title your email ‘Hacking Buildings’ and attach your CV/Examples of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Telephone: +44 (0)207 734 1511
VISIONONTV LTD – JAVA INTERN REQUIRED TO DEVELOP CMS FOR EXCITING SOCIAL CHANGE TV STATION.
Vision on TV is a creative commons social change TV station, producing, aggregating and broadcasting the best radical media to create conversations around social change.
We are recruiting for a Java developer/web cms geek/designer to customise/ build portals for liferay (http://liferay.com) CMS based on video and social networking.
This would be a 3 month internship based in Hackney, East London. We can pay expenses.
We are looking for someone interested in radical politics and/or the social impact of new media, willing to learn liferay (fast-growing open source JAVA-based CMS) and build creative mash-ups based on this platform.
For more information or to apply please contact:
STONEBURN SOFTWARE SERVICES LTD – INTERN FOR A 3 MONTH PLACEMENT WORKING WITH GOOGLE & AMAZON ENTERPRISE / CLOUD TECHNOLOGIES IN LONDON
Stoneburn is a cloud solution specialist focusing on medium sized enterprises, enabling you to collaborate using cloud applications, remove server and software capital costs and reduce the burden on IT teams.
Our cloud solutions and services use the latest cloud technologies:
• Microsoft Windows Azure
• Google App Engine
• Google Apps
• Amazon Web Services
• Google Enterprise Search
• K-Cloud and 2e2 cloud infrastructure
Our end to end services ensure fast development, with consulting, implementation, support and management all designed to capitalise on the cloud’s practical, low cost and collaboration benefits.
In the two years since Stoneburn was established we have become Googles leading partner in the UK for Enetrpsie Search and one of only a handful of strategic partners that work directly with the Google Enterprise team.
Stoneburn is a start-up organisation and as such is much less structured than a more established business. We operate from a sales office in Central London but also work at client sites and remotely from our home offices. Being a start-up everyone gets involved in all aspects of the business.
This position would ideally suit someone who is looking to learn more about what is involved in starting a business as well as someone who has a keen interest in Cloud technologies and Enterprise Search.
If you are looking for a highly structured, office based role Stoneburn is not for you.
The placement will be for three months (from now until the start of the new term) and we will be able to pay the interns expenses for the three months.
The ideal candidate will have the following skillsets:
Nice to Have:
Microsoft Active Directory
If you would like further information or to apply please contact;
SHARCA.COM – JAVA INTERN FOR A 3 MONTH PLACEMENT
Sharca.com is a new company you would work directly with the founder based in New Zealand and a team of three based in India with another local developer being hired shortly.
We are looking for graduate developer to work full-time on a brand new startup with the founder who is part-time. Must be a “self-starter”, you will work in parallel with a team in India, with the opportunity to engage in peer review and leadership. You would be working from home and will need to provide your own equipment.
Ideal Candidate Skill set:
You must have some prior work that can be shown and talked about this can be university projects or open source work etc…
Must have knowledge in Java.
If you would like to apply please email and include the following;
– Academic transcript
– In your own words, what “git rebase” means
– And a small (less than 100 lines) piece of code you think is great for some reason – Please explain why you think it’s great.
Contact email address:
With reference to this event: http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/calendar/13587508/
There are two parts to the evening, the first will be a presentation about Open Source Software, the second will be casual networking with members of the software development industry and will include employers looking for interns to work over the summer. You are welcome to attend only the presentation
The first part of the evening will be a presentation about Open Source Software. It will take place in Skills Matters offices: 116-120 Goswell Road, London EC1V 7DP. The presentation should last roughly 60-90 minutes.
It will begin at 18:30, with an introduction of the aims of the event. Please arrive onsite at 18:15. Light refreshments will be provided by our event sponsors Skills Matter.
Following the event we will then proceed to the Crown Pub in Clerkenwell (5-10 minute walk from Skills Matter) 43 Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0EG.
Here is a link to the route: http://tinyurl.com/2u6ank9 it may be worth printing out in advance, or storing to your phone.
It is strongly recommended that you attend the Open Source Jumpstart presentation. More and more employers are looking for candidates that have an understanding of this industry. This is especially important if you are hoping to network later in the evening with companies looking for an intern and will act as a great conversation point.
Looking for a summer placement?
We have advertised the event to companies looking for interns and have recommended that if they are interested in meeting development undergraduates they come along to the event. In some cases these will be Start up companies, in other cases larger companies. It will serve as an introduction, not an interview so is nothing to worry about. I would recommend printing off some CV’s or at least taking some form of business card along. This may not be appropriate for some of the companies, but others may be keen to take some details and keep in touch.
How to introduce yourself to people
Most people are not natural born salesman, therefore the best way to think of an introduction is not to try and ‘sell yourself’ as best as possible, without leaving anything out. Concentrate on being honest, genuine and sincere. Think of this as the first step in a relationship that may last many years. This will reduce nerves and certainly ensure you come across at your best.
An easy way to meet people is simply to offer your hand to shake and introduce yourself e.g. “hi I’m XXX” The atmosphere is supportive and friendly and a great place to learn and practice your networking skills – for more advice feel free to drop me a line – email@example.com
Each month we will run a promotion with Packt in which ONE GDC member will be selected at random to receive a free book.
Here are the books on offer this month, the winner will be picked at random and announced at the end of the month:
RESTful Java Web Services
Alfresco 3 Enterprise Content Management Implementation
Oracle SOA Suite Developer’s Guide
Apache MyFaces 1.2 Web Application Development
Grails 1.1 Web Application Development
jBPM Developer Guide
JBoss RichFaces 3.3
IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale 6
JasperReports 3.5 for Java Developers
To take part in the promotion all you have to do is send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, your book choice and the address you would like your book to be sent. Please mark ‘Packt Publishing’ as the subject title.
Please visit the Packt site at www.packtpub.com
Congratulations to the winner of our April draw – Daniel Cater!
“Recently I was involved in taking through new potential Graduate developers for a day long interview at a major Japanese Investment bank. They were initially expecting to be grilled about Java and taken through complex programming challenges but they were surprised when the focus was on software development tools and techniques, especially those supported by the Open Source community.
Throughout the day we asked the graduates about Test Driven Development, Source Control, Continuous Integration, Build Tools, Issue Tracking and their experience with the top free Open Source tools in those areas. Finally we took them through peer programming examples to see what areas they were strong or weak in. In effect we were looking for the graduate who had looked beyond the narrow scope of their academic learning.
The graduate we hired showed an exceptional awareness of the tools and techniques, they were already light years ahead of the rest of the graduates in that area. We hired him immediately based on the strength of his ability to fit in straight away and to be productive from day one.”
Martijn Verburg – Software Consultant of Mizuho International plc
“As an experienced technical recruiter I look at thousands of CVs trying to find graduates that stand out. My clients agree that the single best example is a graduate that has shown an interest above and beyond their formal education and has shown an interest in Open Source Software. I regard it as the surest indicator of a candidate’s passion toward their profession.
Personally I will ALWAYS look out for CVs from candidates that have an understanding of the OSS industry – to me it is the easiest way to get a head start in a career in software.”
Barry Cranford – Managing Director of ClearView IT Recruitment Solutions Ltd