Placement Opportunity: Junior Software Developer at Accelogress Ltd

Organisation Accelogress Ltd
Role/Job Title Junior full-stack software developer (back-end focussed at first)
Business Sector Transport & Distribution; Technology & Telecoms
No. of Employees 1-10 employees
Company Overview  Accelogress Limited is an innovative software development company. We work with local, UK and European clients of different sizes to deliver complex and intelligent mobile apps, including cloud-based back-ends.   Over the last 5 years, we developed Save-a-Space, our cloud-based parking management platform. It offers a smartphone app for the end user, so they can find, book and pay for a reserved parking space and a management tool to the operator. A current deployment is with the West Midlands Combined Authority at train station Park & Ride car parks. The platform does also analyse asset usage and user journey patterns based on Big Data paradigms to inform the authorities on planning and behaviour changes they might want to implement. We built this service from the ground up, including user research, design and implementation.   In a new exciting Innovate UK funded project we are looking to extend the platform with EV charging spaces management. We use technologies such as iOS and Android for mobile, Java, Swift and Python for coding, Angular for dashboards, Kubernetes for scalable deployments in Google’s Cloud service. We also apply big data technologies, such as Hadoop, Spark, Spark ML and more.   Your supervisor, at the company, will be experienced in both academic and commercial environments, owning a PhD in Telecommunications from the University of Surrey, having worked at the (now) 5G centre. We have a history of working with students at different stages of their degree. We will be able to mentor you beyond just the project you are applying for and provide personal advice on career and technical skills development.
Key Duties/Tasks Design and development of a system component for EV charging management. This may include the design of algorithms that react on real-time data, capturing of requirements for the component design and the implementation of the component in a programming language chose during the requirements phase (likely Java, Python or Javascript). The functionalities of this component will then be integrated via an API with the rest of the system and testing in the EV charging end-user scenario.  
Knowledge & Skills Required We are looking for a student with a background and skills in system design / algorithm design / data analysis. Ideally the student has previous programming experience in any of the high-level programming languages mentioned above. The project will deal with real-time data analysis, any knowledge about stream-processing will be of advantage. A good understanding of SQL or similar data querying languages will be of benefit.  
Skills postgraduate researcher will have an opportunity to develop This is an opportunity to be involved in the development of a software component from the start to end. From requirements analysis, through component design, algorithm design and development through to implementation and testing, the successful candidate will be exposes to all aspects of software development in an area (EV and zero emission infrastructure) that is of highest interest to governments and many companies in the UK and beyond.  
Dates of Placement Autumn 2021 start
Duration of Opportunity 12-20 weeks
Full time/part time 12 weeks full-time or up to 20 weeks @ 20 hours per week
On Site or Virtual Virtual and on-site
Closing date for applications Applications by 24th September 2021   Please email Ralf Kernchen to arrange an informal chat about the opportunity.



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