Student Software Engineer (12 month placement)
We are recruiting placement students to join us for one year starting in summer 2021.
Learn more about this role
Consult Red is a trusted partner to the digital media industry and beyond, driving innovation and delivering support through the entire product development journey.
We apply our cutting-edge experience in product development, hardware, embedded and cloud technology to help companies in all sectors to deliver connected devices and systems.
Founded in 2003, Consult Red has grown a strong reputation working with some of the world’s leading subscription TV and media operators. We’ve grown from being an embedded specialist in the media sector to a provider working with companies in other industries such as Energy and Healthcare. We’ve applied our cutting-edge experience and talent in product development, hardware, embedded and cloud technology to help customers deliver connected devices and systems.
As the world becomes more and more connected, it’s this experience that we think will drive opportunities for our clients looking to broaden their appeal and their business in the next decade.
We work with clients as a secure, discreet and reliable partner who works hard in the background, making sure everything is done on time. Our teams are based in and around our three offices in Yorkshire in the UK, Wroclaw in Poland and Los Angeles in the USA.
If that is something you can get excited about, we'd love to hear from you.
How you will spend your time
You’ll join us on an initial 12-month placement and, after getting up to speed working on internal projects, you’ll become part of an Agile development team; working in a fast-paced, customer-facing software development role. This will give you a great grounding in embedded software design, as well as commercial experience of C++ and Java, and exposure to technologies such as Android.
This role will challenge you and push you out of your comfort zone, so we’re looking for bright, able students with sound theoretical knowledge, an ability to learn “on the job”, and excellent inter-personal skills.
Most of all, we’re looking for people that are passionate about embedded technology and who want to expand their horizons in an exciting and fast-moving area of the technology industry.
What you will need to bring
- Be studying for an undergraduate honours degree in Computer Science, Computer Systems Engineering or a similar subject
- Have completed at least two years of study by summer 2021
- Have excellent communication skills in English (written and spoken)
- Have excellent problem-solving skills
Desirable Tech Skills
Successful applicants are likely to be covering the following areas during their degree studies:
- Computer architecture
- Software engineering
- Object oriented design
- Programming in a range of languages, ideally including one or more of C, C++ and Java
- Experience using software development tools including IDEs (for example, Eclipse), version control systems (for example, Git, Mercurial or Subversion), compilers and debuggers
- Familiarity with Linux operating systems and common command line tools
What you will get in returnRead more about our employee benefits
Our Recruitment Process
We believe in moving fast and keeping things simple.
Once you submit your CV, we'll send you a short online form asking you to confirm a couple of details. Your application then goes directly to the Hiring Manager to review. We'll always try to come back to you within a few days.
We'll usually do a short first stage telephone interview. If that goes well, we'll want to set up a longer conversation to find out more. Where possible, we'll do a face-to-face interview in our offices, so that you can get a better feel for the company and your team. However, we understand the challenges of COVID-19 and have adapted our business to be completely flexible around the current situation. This means that we may do some, or all, of the interview process over video using Microsoft Teams, Skype, or GoToMeeting.
However we do it, we want you to leave us with a real feel for the role and a sense of what it's like to work with us, so we're happy to spend some quality time to answer all of your questions.