The UKRI Microelectronics Centre based at the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory is a specialist Centre dedicated to stimulating and supporting the use of sophisticated microelectronics design flows within our large international customer base of more than 650 European Universities and Research Establishments.
We have an opportunity for an industrial placement student to join a small team of highly qualified microelectronics engineers who will contribute to one of our projects while we will provide real-world experience!
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Summary of Key Duties & Responsibilities
This fast paced role using DevOps principles is a fusion of system architecture and software development, which will provide wide experience of the development and configuration of systems. Focusing especially on automated processes, the placement student will build custom solutions for a challenging range of system configurations.
You will develop configuration management code for systems that automate the deployment of virtual machines that include pre-configured installations of complex engineering CAD software. For cloud-based deployment, this will also include customisation and configuration of virtual private clouds, elastic IPs and mass deployment of multiple machine instances.
In order to apply for this role you must have:
At university, enrolled on an undergraduate degree course and required or have requested to take a year out of studies to gain experience within industry
Right to live and work in the UK
Studying relevant degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or similar with degree content relevant to the vacancy
Good user knowledge of Linux computing
Proven programming ability especially in languages suited to scripting
Demonstrate a logical approach to software debugging and general problem solving
Good understanding of the principles of virtualisation and virtualisation technologies
Clear, comprehensive, credible and coherent application, highlighting relevant skills and demonstrating good written skills (in English)
A conscientious, reliable and hardworking approach with good team working capabilities and excellent verbal communication skills (in English)
Understanding of the principles behind Linux operating systems and their administration
Experience of cloud computing and/or AWS configuration scripting language
Appreciation of the concepts and benefits of containerisation e.g. Docker, Kubernetes etc
Experience of using virtual machine systems e.g. Hyper V, VMware etc
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