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S'ware/Computer Eng or IT: UrbanInsight - software enhancements (Java, C## or C++)

[ui!] the urban institute - #1

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Open Posted: 24 Oct 19. Closes: 15 Jan 20 Available: Semester 1 (Feb - Jun)

Semester 1 2020 project
** UQ students only **


Suited to: final year B.IT, Master of IT, and final year Software Engineering students (UQ). If you are selected, the project will be your final year thesis / Masters project topic so you must be eligible to enrol in the appropriate unit/s during Semester 1 2020.

The successful applicant will receive a $3,000 scholarship + academic credit for enrolment/assessment (4units - UQ ITEE).  

If selected, you must be available to work on the project onsite for3 days/week during Semester 1 2020 (working around lecture timetable).

Note: you will need your own car (public transport is not a viable option). It is expected that you will work on the project for 3 days week throughout Semester 1 - 1-2 days/week at Sippy Downs office, and 1 day/week can be from home/uni.

APPLICANTS NOTE: you must include your academic transcript/s inside your resume - unofficial transcript for current degree + transcript for past degree - Masters students) + your student ID number.  Combine your resume and transcript/s into one doc/pdf.  We cannot progress your application until you provide this info in your resume.

For UQ ITEE students - you must have a study plan approved before your application can be accepted by CEED - to ensure you can enrol in the correct thesis/project unit for a CEED project. You must make an appointment with an academic advisor to have your study plan reviewed and approved.  

Contact: Dr Alex Pudmenzky -  [email protected] ASAP.

Location: Sippy Downs (Sunshine Coast) + work remotely QLD
Categories: Information Technology, Electrical Engineering

Project Background / Description

What you will do

You will be part of a dynamic team contributing to development of innovative software solutions to our customers in the Australian and Asian Pacific markets.

You will be highly self-motivated with keen attention to detail, and have a positive can-do attitude with a desire to learn and a propensity to innovate.

You will have the opportunity to gain experience with the [ui!] UrbanInsight, the underlying KDB realtime database engine on which it is built, Java frameworks such as Vert.x, and modern browser-based UX frameworks.


What we do

One of Australia’s most exciting tech startups, urban institute [ui!], develop and market UrbanInsight, an innovative data analytics, visualisation and storage platform for complex urban applications (such as IoT - Internet of Things).  The company helps cities, universities and others to become more resource-efficient and innovative, as well as sustainable and resilient.

For more information visit:

[ui!] group has offices in:  Berlin - Queensland - Budapest - Chemnitz - Darmstadt - London - Munich - Singapore - New York

Objectives / Tasks / Project Outcomes

  • Contribute to the design and development of the UrbanInsight software suite.

  • Assist with maintenance, support and enhancements to existing systems and platforms.

  • Gain experience with collaborating cross-functionally with data scientists, business users, project managers and other engineers to achieve elegant solutions.

Skills / Experience Required

Background / Skills Needed

  • Hands-on experience working with modern programming languages and software development technologies – eg. Java, C# or C++

  • Final year or Masters level student in either Software or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science, User Experience/Interaction Design


Other Attributes Required

  • Solid time management and project management skills – ability to work on multiple tasks at the same time, ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, seeking assistance/support when needed.
  • Strong analytical and reasoning skills with an ability to visualise processes and outcomes
  • Experience in troubleshooting software issues and debugging a large codebase would be an advantage
  • Outstanding all-round communication skills and ability to work collaboratively
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Your personality tends towards a natural curiosity, creativity (you may have artistic / creative hobbies or side projects)
  • You love tackling a challenge, solving puzzles etc

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