Software Engineer Summer Intern

Your opportunity

Over 8-10 weeks, you'll gain valuable insights into how we develop software for our clients across a broad range of sectors including Medical, Consumer, Transport, Defence & Security and Communications. Projects vary in size, so you could be working within a team of software engineers as part of a larger project or more autonomously on a smaller one.

Software Engineering at PA Consulting Group

Our work ranges from proof-of-principle prototypes to fully fledged products. On some projects the emphasis is on creating something demonstrable as quickly as possible, others projects follow a more rigorous engineering process. Most of the work we do is based in our labs just outside Cambridge, but you may also need to visit client sites in the UK or overseas.  Part of our business is to provide technical consultancy, so you may be involved in researching topics and contributing to written reports.

Your role in Software Engineering

As a member of a growing team of around 30 Software Engineers, you'll assist in the development of software solutions for our clients.

This role will start in June/July 2017

Job Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

  • Studying Electronic or Information Engineering, or Computer Science
  • A good understanding of at least one programming language, ideally one of:
  • C
  • C++
  • Python
  • A solid understanding of software as part of a system
  • Experience of testing including structured debugging and fixing
  • An interest in the commercial use of technology

Also desirable:

  • Experience with Linux systems
  • Understanding of computer networking

Applicants must already have the unconditional right to live and work in the UK.

About PA Consulting Group

We are the consulting, technology and innovation firm that uses constant curiosity and ever-evolving expertise to make a lasting impact on the world. We are PA Consulting Group. Specialising in technology and innovation, management and IT consulting, our employees operate globally across a wide range of sectors, delivering practical solutions that make the difference for our clients.

Getting exceptional results that have a lasting impact on businesses, communities and individuals is what we do. And finding fresh angles, exploring new avenues and following the unconventional path is how we do it. We are solving some of the world’s most complex problems. But where others settle for off-the-shelf solutions, we approach each challenge with fresh eyes, unconstrained thinking and a perfectly balanced team of experts handpicked for the task.

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and seek to employ people with different ideas, styles and skill sets, each able to contribute in unique ways.  This diversity engenders a richer, more creative environment – one in which our people develop and clients are served better. We are committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely on the basis of their ability to contribute to PA’s objectives, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

Join us and make the difference with your career.

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