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Software Engineer Summer Intern

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Become part of the team

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, while others 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 other sites in the UK.  Part of our business is to provide technical consultancy, so you may be involved in researching topics and contributing to written reports. 

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

Over the 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 independently on a smaller one. 

What we're looking for

  • Studying Electronic or Information Engineering, or Computer Science, and on track to achieve a 2:1 minimum 
  • A good understanding of at least one programming language, ideally one of C, C++ or 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 

The start date for this role will be in July 2020. 

This role is open to undergraduates in their penultimate year of university.  If you intend to return to university after the internship to complete an MSc, you will also be eligible for this position. 

About us

We’re an innovation and transformation consultancy that believes in the power of ingenuity to build a positive-human future in a technology-driven world. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking with breakthrough-technologies to progress further, faster.

With a global network of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 clients, we’ll offer you unrivalled opportunities for growth and the freedom to excel. Combining strategies, technologies and innovation, we create opportunity from complexity and deliver enduring results, enabling you to build a lasting career.

Diversity Statement

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.

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Number of vacancies: 
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