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Animation Research - C# / Unity Programmer, posted 26.3.19

Experience in the following areas is necessary:
- Unity 3D / C# development
- Shader programming
- Handling of 3D geometry
Limited knowledge of the following software would be useful but not required:
- Max or Maya
- Photoshop

Full details here.

One off programming job - Psychology department, posted 20.3.18

The Psychology Department has a need to modify open source software for their experiments. The software itself is available on GitHub, with the main page at:

Modification will probably require some html, css and javascript programming.

If you are interested, then please contact Prof Ted Ruffman at:

Graduate Development Engineer - VR/AR - Scott Technology, Dunedin, posted 9.3.18

We are seeking a recent graduate to join our team in Dunedin on a 6 month fixed term contract. This position will be responsible for contributing to the development and testing of automated solutions for industrial applications. This position will have a heavy focus on virtual reality (including augmented and mixed reality) and machine vision projects.

Key tasks will be:

  • Contributing to the development of novel systems in the areas of Virtual Reality and Analysis and Vision
  • Design and write software to operate the system, optimise performance, diagnostic testing and data analysis Maintain and extend existing software
  • Troubleshoot existing hardware and software installations: remote and on site
  • Conduct on-site system testing and conduct site work to prove new developments and those from other team members
  • Support the implementation of new mechanical solutions as required
  • Specify and, when required, purchase materials and components constituting part of the equipment designed, always endeavouring to minimise their cost by every means possible.

You will have:

  • An IT background/degree
  • Programming skills (preferably C/C#/C++, Java)
  • Solid mathematical skills
  • Computer graphics basics (best in practical combination with OpenGL or DirectX)
  • Ideally a knowledge of a scenegraph API (like OpenScenegraph, Unity3D, Unreal)
  • Experience with a modern Integrated Development Environment (e.g. Visual Studio, Eclipse) is preferred Human-Computer

Full details here.

Master's thesis opportunity, posted 18.1.18

Associate Professor Tony Savarimuthu from Information Science and colleagues from GeoNet, Massey and Otago have secured funding for a master's research work which is funded by QuakeCore (domestic fees and stipend paid). The abstract for the project and the expected qualities of a successful candidate are given below. If you are interested please contact Tony ( by 16th February.

Project title: Title: Do open source social media monitoring software meet the needs of various stakeholders during earthquake disaster management? – A capability mapping study

Abstract: Social media monitoring tools are increasingly used by various disaster response organisations to collect, analyse and make key decisions. One of the challenges faced by various governmental and non-governmental organisations is the acquiring and configuring of the right tools to meet their goals. This work aims to evaluate the functionalities of various open source software that provide low-cost, high-quality solutions as an alternative to proprietary software. Despite the availability of open source software these organisations often lack the resources to evaluate the suitability of open source tools to make informed decisions about adopting the right software for the right purpose. Thus, the first aim of this research is to bridge this gap by evaluating the capabilities of contemporary open source software for monitoring social media data. Second, based on the case study on eliciting social media monitoring requirements for a leading earthquake response agency (GeoNet), a set of open source tools will be recommended. Third, a survey instrument will be used to assess the requirements for governmental departments and regional emergency management teams to evaluate the software needs for earthquake disaster response. Fourth, the capabilities of open source software will be mapped and evaluated against identified stakeholders’ needs. This mapping will enable appropriate recommendations to be made to different stakeholders.

Expected qualities and requirements: The student will have a solid computing background (e.g., an honours degree in a computing discipline - this could be computer science, information science or information systems). A good programming background would be desirable. The student should be a team player and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. The student's specific role within the project include the following: Based on the inputs from supervisors, the student will compare the functionalities of various open source software, interact with various stakeholders to elicit requirements from the leading earthquake response agency, government departments, city councils etc. Also, the student will produce a capability mapping scheme identifying the extent to which the open source tools meet stakeholders’ needs. The outcome of the research will be documented in the form of a masters’ research thesis. Note that the student will be expected to do some travelling for data collection (all paid by the grant). Also, the student will be expected to present their work to the funding agency in regular intervals.

Programmer - Fusionsport (based in Brisbane), posted 11.12.17

Fusionsport is looking for a new programmer. For details contact Joe Cole - Some holiday work is also available.

App Development - Summer position, posted 22.11.17

Get paid to learn Machine Learning

A small startup has an opportunity for a motivated developer to make their mark. The right candidate will become the main developer of a small app combining cutting-edge machine learning and embedded systems. As this important position includes support and mentoring from the small and highly experienced team, no previous experience in these disciplines is necessary.

They must be self-motivated and a quick learner. The project is based in Xamarin/C# targeting Android/iOS/UWP. However experience in C#/mobile is less important than your ability to learn the overview of the system.The candidate will gain experience in designing, implementing, and testing our public-facing app.

This position is initially for the summer only but the right candidate would be considered for a full-time position in the coming year.

To register your interest, email your resume to

Digital Forensics Tech, posted 15.11.17

A position is available within the Digital Forensics Unit (DFU), based in Dunedin. This position provides the opportunity to get training and experience in the field of Digital Forensics. We are looking for someone who is team orientated, will get involved, and bring fresh and positive energy to the team. Although this role has an information technology aspect, due to the nature of the work and environment, personality is just as important as technical capabilities to be successful in this role.

Full details

App Developer, posted 12.10.17

Start up company looking for someone savvy in creating Apps.

We are looking for an innovative and bright thinker to join our start up company. We wish to develop an App which focuses on Sports Management in a modern and practical sense.

Working alongside 3 other sport and business minds, you will provide us with the technical support required to develop, implement and maintain the App.

Remuneration and responsibilities will be dependent on the quality of applicant.

Please contact Callum Wardell if you are interested.

Workday - Graduate Environments/Operations Centre Engineers, posted 5.10.17

Workday is a San Francisco based tech company focusing on cloud-based HR and Finance products. We are only 12 years old, but have grown to 8000+ people worldwide. We have a unique culture, and are proud to have been voted #18 Best Workplace by Fortune in the USA and #3 Best Place to Work in Europe 2017. We recently expanded into New Zealand and we are now commencing an exciting new Graduate Programme in our Auckland office.

Initially, we will be recruiting a number of Graduate Environments/Operations Centre Engineers to join our team. We are looking for graduates with no more than 1 year of experience, with a degree in a Computer Science discipline, and with an interest in networks, Linux/Unix, and the TCP/IP stack.

Applications: Students can see the job description and apply here.

Start date: We are looking for graduating students available to start in November/December 2017.

Valocity - Paid IT Internships, posted 21.9.17

Valocity has just been awarded two Student Experience Grants from Callaghan Innovation and we are looking for two students to join us for ten weeks over summer on paid internships. Valocity is an award winning company that provides the next generation of online property valuation ordering systems combining the best of data, technology and industry expertise, delivering advanced decisioning solutions. Each student will be working on an individual project, with support from the wider Valocity team. Both roles are based in Wellington. The projects are as follows:

Project 1 - Scheduling

This project is to build a property management scheduling function. Many Valocity Clients own many properties which they require regular valuations and asset of rental values for. The number of properties under management especially for social housing groups can be many thousands of properties. Valocities current systems manage Valuation activities such as automation of values and rents and managing manual valuations and valuation panels but it does not mange scheduling of when valuations need to occur to assist the client to manage a large portfolio of properties.

The student will have the opportunity to both learn new technologies as well as be involved in client workshops, technical design and the full SDLC using Agile technics.

A suitable software development focused student will be involved in building a scheduling platform mentored by a more senior software developer. Using modern visual technologies, cloud computing and database technologies.

The students work will provide a new functional module for the Valocity system. Effective scheduling of valuation activities will save thousands of dollars for our clients, replace a myriad of existing point solutions used by clients and provide an additional value to our existing and new clients. This module would be significant to a number of international groups that manage large property portfolios such as defence and social agencies.

Project 2 - Data

Valocity is building a new data load and processing environment as it expands in to the Australia Market, there are many new sources of data in this environment and the student will be tasked with preparing a repeatable load activity across a number of these data sources. Data may be received in as API connections, or files which may require multiple steps to achieve a loadable form. Depending on timing the data is likely to include weather, property, risk and statistical data from multiple sources.

The student will need to analyse the data files, map the data against the business requirement, learn about Geospatial, prepare ETL using new technologies in the Azure stack such as Data Factory and BigData tools, and update or prepare Business Intelligence dashboards around completeness and process activities.

The student will have the opportunity to learn about different data connections (API, Files, ETL etc), Geospatial and Mapping aspects of data, Cloud technologies for loading and processing data and Big Data including Machine Learning. They will also be using visual analytics tools such as Power BI to build dashboards.

Each set of data loaded significantly improves Valocitys ability to deliver its new data. The contribution of the student is expected to help achieve new data to expand our services into additional areas or state of Australia allowing us to automate values on many thousands of additional properties.

For more information, or to apply, please email

Nutrition and Life - Summer Internship for Computer Science student, posted 18.9.17

"We are currently switching over to a new software program and would like someone with an eye for systems and processes to transfer our data to the new software and assist with website updates to streamline our processes."

Students can register to interview with a representative from Nutrition and Life on the evening of Wednesday 20 September via the Sexy Summer Jobs website:

Summer Internship - 10-week project at Pacificedge, posted 12.9.17

Pacific Edge wishes to appoint a highly-motivated individual who has completed 3rd or 4th year qualification in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related field.

Pacific Edge Ltd runs Windows, Linux, Mac, Windows Server, cloud instances and applications in the cloud.

Access to those resources is managed through manual interactions with a selection of service interfaces. The company wishes to create a central system for access management and for resource management.

The successful applicant will join an experienced team over summer (November 2017 - February 2018) for a 10-week contract and play a key role in developing a web based system to manage access to our systems.

Full details:

Summer Internship at Veritide, posted 7.9.17

Veritide ( is looking for a science/technology/engineering student to be involved in the project of 'Applying Vision and Robotic Technologies to Carcass Inspection and Intervention' over the summer.

Veritide is a Christchurch based technology company spun-off from the University of Canterbury in 2006. We are specialised in real-time optical detection of contaminants in food. In particular, we extensively use spectroscopic and image processing techniques to rapidly detect, identify and locate contaminants such as bacteria and invisible faecal residue in/on foods.

Currently we are working on a 3D reconstruction of carcasses using multiple cameras and images. This will provide end users physical locations of the faecal contamination.

The successful applicant will gain hands-on experience in research and development of commercial devices from its early conceptual stage to the final commissioning stage.

The successful applicant will be involved in a few aspects of the project which include fabrication and testing of parts, data acquisition and analysis in addition to the 3D reconstruction.

Candidates with experience in OpenCV, C++, Python and Linux operating system are advantageous.

Terms of the Internship
The contractual term will be from 14 August 2017 to 31 March 2018, however the internship can be of any duration of 400 hours within this term. The successful applicant will receive the total wage of $7,200.00 for the above duration of 400 hours ($18.00 per hour).

Student Eligibility
To be eligible for this internship, the applicants must:

  • - Be studying in a relevant field science, technology, engineering, design at a New Zealand tertiary institute (university or polytechnic).
  • - Have completed their penultimate or final year (i.e. you will be working over the summer break before or after your final year of study).
  • - Have the right to live and work in New Zealand to be able to participate in the programme.
  • - Not have been employed unless in an unrelated position such as temporary employment in a cafe to make ends meet while you are looking for professionally related work; you may be in a position that is related to your area of study but which is only temporary or part-time or at a tertiary organisation (i.e. a university or a polytechnic).

Application procedures
Please send your curriculum vitae and the covering letter, along with your official academic transcript to Scott Choi, (subject: Summer Internship).

Residency requirements
New Zealand Citizens and Permanent Residents only

Application / Web Developer - Math Specialist, posted 26.6.17

Are mathematics and complex algorithms your strong point? Would you like to share you love and deep knowledge of maths with hundreds of thousands of students around the world? If you're after a challenge which is intellectually stimulating and constantly evolving, we've got an exciting opportunity for you!

Education Perfect is an online learning platform used by hundreds of thousands of students worldwide. As part of our platform we provide algebraic problem solving style questions with real time, line-by-line, interactive feedback for students. We're looking for an experienced developer with a love of math to join our team and help us to take our math feedback systems to the next level.

To be suitable for this role you'll need:
- A strong background and competence in algorithmic programming
- A deep understanding of the mathematical principles and rules that are taught to high-school students in NZ and Australia
- The ability to keep a deep tree of state in your head as you debug complex state changes and tree transformations

You'll have a great time working with our fantastic team if you're: - Passionate about building amazing experiences for our users - Pragmatic - Inquisitive and keen to learn - Collaborative and enjoys open dialog - Flexible and open to changing requirements based on user feedback and business needs.

You'll find this role much easier if you have experience with:
- Javascript (we use Typescript)
- Building language lexers and parsers
- HTML and CSS (only ~5-10% of the role)

You'll be fitting into a broader team of front-end developers, so experience with front-end web development would be a bonus.

Apply to with your CV.

From Otago Career Development Centre, posted 27.4.17

We have a full calendar of career events coming up next week for students who are studying Computer Science, Software Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics and Computational Modelling.

NZ Defence is also running a free morning boot camp session on Wednesday 10 May which is open to all students.

Tuesday 2 May

Orion Health Coding Competition: 5:30 pm in Owheo Lab E and F

Wednesday 3 May

Otago Career Fair: 11 am - 2 pm in the Link
Code with Xero Workshop: 6:15 pm in St David Seminar Room 1 and 2

Thursday 4 May

ICT Expo: 11 am - 2 pm in the Link c
Fast NZ Employer Presentation: 5:30 pm in St David Seminar Room 1
Intergen Employer Presentation: 6 pm in Centre for Innovation Seminar Room

Wednesday 10 May

NZ Defence Boot Camp: 7:30 - 8:30 am - Alhambra Union North Ground

Postdoc on AI and Law, Otago, posted 26.4.17

Applications are sought for a postdoctoral scholar to work on the 'Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Law in New Zealand Project' funded by the New Zealand Law Foundation. This interdisciplinary project is a collaboration between the Faculty of Law and the Departments of Computer Science and Philosophy at the University of Otago.

The Role

The purpose of the Postdoctoral Fellowship will be to contribute to a three-year multi-disciplinary research project evaluating legal and policy implications of AI for New Zealand. In particular, questions regarding challenges posed by predictive AI technologies in the criminal justice system, for instance in policing and sentencing.

You will:
- Develop an extensive literature review;
- Consult with international experts, in part through multi-disciplinary workshops;
- Examine relevant practice in other jurisdictions, in particular the USA; and
- Interview stakeholders with a view to informing discussion of policy options for New Zealand.

Your skills and experience

At least a bachelor's degree in law and a doctorate in law or some other discipline relevant to the project. Preferably, also have familiarity with qualitative research methods, and an interest in AI and its social implications.

Further details

You will be responsible to the Principal Investigators on the project (Assoc. Professors Colin Gavaghan, Alistair Knott, and James Maclaurin) and under the overall direction of the Head of Philosophy, Professor Michael LeBuffe. This is a full-time, fixed term position for two years.

More information about this position, and on how to apply, can be found here:

Digital Content Coordinator, OUSA, posted 26.4.17

OUSA is currently looking for a part-time Digital Content Coordinator to help with transitioning from their old website to the new, as well as some work for the Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival later in the year.

Full details here.

Research Assistant, Department of information Science, posted 15.3.17

We are looking for a Research Assistant to work on an Otago Research Grant project entitled: 'A Computational Theory of Collective Action'.

In this position you will assist in developing and integrating research software supporting the evaluation of computational methods in the field of normative multi-agent systems. Skills required for this position are:
- A completed degree with some research content, such as an Honours degree;
- Knowledge of or interest and ability to learn concepts and techniques from the field of normative multi-agent systems;
- Software development skills in Java are essential;
- Knowledge of logic and/or logic programming would be an advantage;
- Good communication skills, including the ability to produce clearly written technical documents.

Full details and how to apply here.

From the Department of Computer Science, posted 27.2.17

Assistant Research Fellow, Department of Computer Science

To develop software for the analysis of manufacturing marks on pre-European Maori stone tools, and to use this software in a pilot analysis of the shape of these manufacturing marks.


Extend existing multi-view stereo methods to account for domain-specific characteristics of the shape of the tools. In particular, that the manufacturing marks are concave with sharp boundaries.
Develop methods for segmenting the surface of the tool into individual manufacturing marks, and describing each mark with a set of statistical shape descriptors.
Clustering and analysis of the manufacturing marks in order to determine the likely methods used in manufacture and the order in which they were applied.
Prepare papers for academic publication based on the research outcomes, in collaboration.

More Information:

Job description:


From Winternz, posted 22.11.16

Opportunity for Graduate Position in Silicon Valley - Winternz

ICE Professionals connects top talent in software development and computer science with vibrant startups and established companies in Silicon Valley. Students can either go as an intern for 3 months, usually during the summer holidays or as a recent graduate for 12 months. ICE, as the facilitators of this programme help the students and graduates wth the visa process and remain as their contact and caretaker should they need anything.

A new graduate position has come up with a highly successful startup founded in 2009. This new graduate position is ideal for current/recently graduated PhD or Master's students who have specialised in the software development/computer science fields of databases, machine learning algorithms and data mining.

Applications can be made at

From Scott Technology, posted 18.11.16

Vision/Software Engineer

As a Vision/Software Engineer you will design and implement software to operate hardware, receive and analyse data, communicate results, and provide diagnostic information. You will implement, maintain and extend image analysis systems, troubleshoot hardware/software installations and research and develop new techniques for improving analysis and software development processes. Your overall objective will be to combine vision software and hardware solutions, and to do this successfully, you will have strong experience in computer programming, an excellent understanding of hardware control, and the ability to troubleshoot and offer a timely resolve.

To be a great match to this role you will have:

- A Tertiary Qualification - the minimum being a relevant Bachelor's Degree
- 2 to 5 years' experience in a role similar
- Proficiency in computer programming (in particular C++)
- A strong mathematical background
- Proficiency in PC based applications (i.e. Microsoft Word/Excel etc)
- Have a current driver's license and the right to live and work permanently in New Zealand
- Be customer and results focused, have integrity, and be a proven team-player.

Closing date - 24th November.

More details and how to apply.

From Runawayplay, posted 14.11.16

Data Analyst required,, Dunedin

"Using industry leading tools, you'll dissect huge volumes of player data to help shed light on user behaviour and customer experience. You will define how we use analytics to better engage, retain, and monetize our players by delivering exceptional gameplay and customer experiences. The ideal candidate is a curious, motivated self starter, able to analyze data from various angles, and prioritise investigation based on ROI to company goals."

More information and how to apply:

From the Sea Lion trust, posted 19.10.16


Can sea lions be identified by individual flipper patterns like whale flukes can?

The New Zealand Sea Lion Trust currently identifies individual sea lions using external flipper tags and internal microchips, but over time flipper tags fall out and microchips cannot be read from a distance. Aim of the project: to build upon work by former Trustee Shaun McConkey (McConkey, 1999) and develop a programme that will compare outlines of sea lion flippers and create a shortlist of potential matches. We are looking for a keen software developer to join this project and help to develop a semi-automated photographic identification programme for sea lions. There are already ID programmes available for cetaceans that work by comparing the outlines of dorsal fins. We would like to develop a similar programme that compare the outlines of sea lion fore-flippers and links to a sightings database.

In the first instance we would like to develop a program where we can upload images of fore-flippers, copy the outline and save it for comparison with future outlines. Similar software is currently available for cetaceans using outlines of dorsal fins. One example of such software that we have been looking at is Darwin ( )

Why is Darwin not suitable? Darwin always compares fins from the same side i.e. there is no differentiation between left and right sides.

For our programme, we would need to be able to upload an image and flag it as a right or left flipper (and only run comparisons with other right or left flippers).

What do we want to do?

- Record sightings in a database and add photographs to each sighting, flagging left or right flipper
- Upload photographs to comparison programme where outline is drawn and saved.
- Programme then compares outlines and compiles list of best matches (e.g. 0.75 probability and above)
- Human operator can then review potential matches and if a positive match is found, link the sightings.

When potential matches are brought up it would be useful to see the date the image was taken, age of the animal and any other photos linked to the sighting as positive ID may take into account other features. Our founding Chairman created a sightings database that we will make available and can assess whether it would form a good foundation for what we wish to do or whether it would be best to start fresh. We would like someone to start as soon as possible.

The contract is for 20 hours to start, with potential to extend If this sounds like the project for you, please send your CV to Amelia Saxby at the New Zealand Sea Lion Trust to find out more!

Shaun D. McConkey (1999) Photographic identification of the New Zealand sea lion: A new technique, New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 33:1,63-66

From Joanne Stevenson, Resilient Organisations, posted 6.10.16

PhD Scholarship Opportunity, $25,000 per annum

We are looking for high quality applicants from the fields of Computer Science and Software Engineering.

The title of the research programme is: Developing Software-based Solutions and Infrastructures for Community Resilience Assessment. It is funded through Resilient Organisations Ltd. and MBIE as part of the Resilience to Nature's Challenges - National Science Challenge.

It is essential that each candidate has a Bachelor's degree with Honours, or a Master's degree in a relevant discipline (including Computer Science, Civil or Software Engineering, Information Systems) ... While the particular technology focus will partially depend on the applicant's interests and skills, it is essential for candidates to have programming and software development/ engineering experience. Demonstrable experience of working with statistical packages (e.g. R, Stata, MatLab) and GIS software (e.g. ArcGIS, QGIS) would also be beneficial.

Full details and how to apply here.

From Sze-En Watts, University Volunteer Centre, posted 3.10.16

Unicrew volunteers.

UniCrew Volunteers works towards achieving positive change in our communities and create meaningful opportunities for students and community groups to work together. Joining the UniCrew Executive Team is all about action and implementation of ideas, and seeing tangible results.

I am always impressed by the interactions I have had with students in the Sciences, who are professional, proactive and committed.

Send Unicrew your updated CV and a cover letter outlining your role preferences to:

Applications close at 9am on Wednesday 5 October.

Details of the roles can be found in our most recent photo albums on our Facebook page:

Research Assistant - Information Science, posted 28.9.16

Professor Cranefield in Information Science at Otago requires a Research Assistant to develop and integrate research software supporting the evaluation of computational methods in the field of normative multi-agent systems.

If you are interested then please contact Prof Cranefield directly, either on extension 8083, or . He can also discuss time-frames, and hours required.

Job description.

FNZ Graduate Developers/Testers/Analysts, posted 27.9.16

FNZ are looking to recruit 20 high calibre and talented graduates to join our growing global FinTech business to be based initially in our Wellington office. We are offering the most attractive remuneration packages on offer in all of New Zealand, plus comprehensive training that will have you industry ready fast. In just 12 months you will be eligible for exciting new global opportunities!

More information about the positions here.

2017-18 Chevening Scholarships now open, posted 20.9.16

"The Chevening Scholarship is the UK government's global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organisations. The Scholarships are a fantastic opportunity to study for a one-year Master's degree at any of the UK’s leading universities... In this, the 32nd year of the Scholarship, Chevening will support over 1500 Scholars from 118 countries...

Applications for 2017/18 Chevening Scholarships should be submitted online. Applicants should read the online guidance and demonstrate how they meet the Chevening selection criteria before submitting an application. The key criteria for applicants are an undergraduate degree and two years work experience."

You may also be interested in the Girdlers scholarship or the Commonweath Scholarships.

From Tapabrata (Tap) Chakraborty, posted 9.9.16

For 2nd and 3rd Year CS students

APP/Web Developer Internship

We are a University of Otago student and alumni led startup and we would like to offer an Internship opportunity to undergraduate students of the CS Dept. Here is a brief introduction about our work:

Geia Ltd ( Geia is a social enterprise dedicated to help New Zealand accelerate its transition towards a sustainable future by making sustainability competitive. This causes sustainability to become lucrative for organisations, empowers individuals, and allows us to give back to the community.

The present internship opportunity is mainly aimed towards final year undergraduate students, but it can be flexible for exceptional candidates. The main expertise we are looking for is strength in web and app development.

The start date is as soon as possible, so apply now! We are located just next door to the CS Dept at the University Startup Space across the street.

There is possibility of a paid position in the future but this internship will be on a volunteer basis.

Things you need to understand and demonstrate working knowlwdge of: Security Principles
Android, Apple, and Windows app development
Multimedia Content Development
Web User Interface Design (UI)
Web Programming Skills
Object-Oriented Design
Verbal Communication
Cross-Browser Compatibility

Please send your resume, cover letter, and portfolio
(this can be a link to a website)
AI Lab, CS Department
Phone: 022 170 5447

From the Centre for Sustainability, posted 8.9.16

The Centre for Sustainability has four summer scholarships (for those returning to study next year) available for Nov 2016- Feb 2017.

The topics are:
1. The future of transport in New Zealand
2. Mapping the human landscape of greater South Dunedin
3. Energy flows in Dunedin city
4. Tourism trends and patterns in Queenstown and Milford Sound

More details and how to apply.

From GovTech, posted 8.9.16

New Graduate programme

A new 24-month graduate programme is set to open applications for its 2017 intake. The GovTech Talent Graduate Programme is being launched in Wellington to find the ICT and digital leaders of tomorrow.

This is a cross-government initiative with six agencies in the New Zealand government participating. The programme will help integrate public sector services with ICT and digital capabilities, to create a seamless, interactive and responsive digital experience for New Zealanders.

We are looking to recruit new graduates with a passion for ICT, digital technology and user-centred services in a digital world. We are also looking for graduates who want make a difference in New Zealand.

Where: Apply now at
When: Applications are open, from the 7th September ~ 12th October 2016.

From Tony Guy, posted 5.9.16

Developers Required - Dunedin

From Tony Guy, Technology Holdings

We are looking at running a Payments system from Dunedin. It requires some finalisation of the software and then production and ongoing development.

Contact for full details:

From Otago Career Development Centre - Posted 24.8.16

ASB - Start me Up Graduate Intake 2017

ASB have announced their 'Start Me Up' Technology Graduate Programme for their February 2017 intake. They are ideally seeking students who are graduating in some aspect of IT and are specifically looking for Computer Science and software engineering graduates.

More Information here:

Software Engineer, Dunedin - Posted 19.8.16

Codelingo, a new startup in Dunedin, requires a software engineer.

Full details of the position, and how to apply:

Golang Software Engineer.

Computer Science Graduate for a project share - Posted 19.8.16

The project is for a phone app and would require some gaming 3D programing talent in the augmented reality realm. I have recently developed a smart phone app called Safe Traveller. This was with Inspyre web design.

This new project has the potential to be as popular as the Pokemon Go craze. I would be setting up a company to complete this project with the graduate having a share in the company alongside the Graphic Artist who I already have on board.

Andrew Hobson
Ph: 0279 395 611

ANZ Summer Intern Program - Posted 29.7.16

Applications for the Summer Intern Programme are now open and close Wednesday 17 August.

The paid eight-week Summer Intern Program is a great way to explore a career with ANZ and gain invaluable experience in the corporate world. It is designed to ensure that our interns get a genuine feel for a career in the banking and finance industry.

Through the program, you'll work as part of a team and receive guidance, support, and feedback from your manager. You'll also get the chance to network with a range of graduates and managers, and develop great skills important for future success in the workplace.

Upon completion of the program, you may be rewarded with an early offer for our 2018 Graduate Programme. It will offer you the perfect opportunity to launch your career at ANZ.

We are seeking penultimate (i.e. second last) year university students from all disciplines of study. Therefore, if you are studying a three-year Bachelor degree, you will need to be in your second year to apply. Likewise, if you are studying a five-year Double degree, you must wait until your fourth year to apply.

This year we offer summer intern opportunities in the following areas and locations:

• Commercial & Agri (Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton, Wellington)
• Data Centre (Auckland)
• Institutional (Auckland and Wellington)
• Institutional & Commercial Operations (Auckland and Wellington)
• Procurement (Wellington)
• Risk (Auckland)
• Technology (Auckland and Wellington)
• Wealth (Auckland)
At ANZ we are building a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce. We value the diverse backgrounds, perspectives and life experiences of our people to help us forge strong connections with all our customers, innovate and make better decisions for our business. At ANZ, you will have the opportunity to progress your career, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

You are eligible to apply for our Summer Intern Program if you:

• Hold New Zealand or Australian citizenship or permanent residency
• Are in your penultimate (i.e. second last) year of university studies
• Have achieved at least a credit result (65%) in their studies.

Applications are now open to apply and close Wednesday 17 August 2016.

To apply or to find additional information about the program, you may visit our website.

Want to Learn More?

Participate in our live Grad Connection forum on Tuesday 9 August from 12.30pm, where you will have the opportunity to ask our Program Managers, current graduates and previous intern's questions about our programme.

Technical Adviser, Ministry of Justice. Posted 25.7.16

To apply for this role, please complete an expression of interest form and provide a curriculum vitae and a covering letter to Jade on by 5pm Friday 29 July 2016.

Do you want to play a key role in a new and unique part of New Zealand's justice system, which will help address cyberbullying and other modern forms of harassment and intimidation?

The role requires suitably skilled and experienced people who can assist the judiciary under the Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015 (HDCA) (

The Act introduces a range of measures to prevent and reduce the harm caused by damaging communications spread via digital methods such as emails, texts and social media.

Technical advisers are appointed by the Minister of Justice under the HDCA and will contribute to the new District Court civil law process for dealing with serious or repeated harmful digital communications.

The role
The key duty of a technical adviser is to provide expert advice to judges in the District Court and the High Court on the technical practicalities of the orders that are being applied for.

Skills and experience you will need:

• Suitable skills and experience to provide advice on the technical practicality of orders the court is considering,
• The communication skills necessary to ensure that judges and relevant parties properly understand the technical advice you provide,
• Knowledge of the mechanics of how to take down or disable material, and identify authors of harmful content.

For the full list of key competencies please read the position description.

Hours and location
This is an occasional role and the time commitment required will vary. Applicants will need to be flexible – a technical adviser may work only a few hours a month, up to an estimated 12 days a year.

Technical advisers may be required to attend court in person or participate remotely. You must be able to travel, if required, to courts located outside your home town or city.

Important: To apply for this role, please complete an expression of interest form and provide a curriculum vitae and a covering letter to Jade on by 5pm Friday 29 July 2016.

For further information please contact Jade Williams at

Full job ad on Ministry of Justice site : Technical Adviser

Programmer, Dunedin. Posted 12.7.16

Are you looking for your first opportunity to write code for a living? We have a vacancy in our software team where you will learn how to support and enhance existing software while also delivering complete solutions. It's an exciting chance to provide software solutions for some of the world’s largest sporting organisations. If you are finishing your degree, a graduate, or a junior who wants to deliver software solutions for challenging business problems we would like to hear from you.

Job Scope
- Design, develop, integrate, and implement software solutions for professional sport
- Be responsible for your own learning and comfortable learning new technology on your own
- Manage the technical resolution of client problems

- Ideally (but not limited to) a Computer Science Degree or equivalent

Skills and Experience
- Skills and experience in one or more of the following specialised areas: JavaScript, Java, C#, Python, SQL
- In depth understanding of the benefits and use of a software development life cycle
- Good understanding of IT infrastructure fundamentals, e.g. operating systems, networking and security
- Familiarity with Linux and revision control
- Excellent people skills, communication, and English skills - both verbal and written

To apply for this position you must be in Dunedin or willing to relocate.
Please contact with your CV.

Linix Sysadmin, Dunedin. Posted 18.4.16

A local Dunedin company is looking to hire a Linux SysAdmin. The position is full time, but we provide flexibility to accommodate part-time study (one or two papers usually), and can give some time off around exams, etc.

We provide training, but ideally the candidate would already have an interest in Linux, networking or open source in general. Any experience with documentation, as well as good attention to detail, would be a plus.

We are already interviewing, so if interested please send a brief CV or an outline of your interests to Max at by Thursday the 21st April.

Software Tester - ADInstruments. Posted 4.4.16

"For over 25 years, ADInstruments has been designing innovative solutions to facilitate research and education for organisations operating in the life science sphere. With a team of 75 in New Zealand, along with 13 offices and an extensive distribution network worldwide, we are recognised as a leader in our field.

We've become a world leader not just by developing the best products with the best technologies, but by having the best people supporting them.

As a Software Tester, you will have excellent attention to detail and problem solving skills, as you'll be testing our products to ensure their quality before being released to our customers. Software and hardware testing is an integrated part of our product development and you'll be tasked with providing valuable input to proactively contribute to cross-functional design and development, whilst adhering to agile development methodology.

You will create, manage and follow your own test plan during the testing phase, record relevant defect information within our bug tracking system, determining and documenting reproducible steps along the way. You'll also work with the Technical Support team to reproduce and investigate customer bugs and provide QA to other teams as required.

You'll be patient and methodical, as a key part of this role is completing repetitive tasks in a logical workflow, as the software and hardware needs to be comply with our high standard of quality.

You'll be able to communicate complex information and be a team player, as you'll be working with other teams in the company to define and resolve issues with the software. You're also super organised and thrive on your ability to manage your workflow and meet deadlines.

A Life Science or Information Technology degree is essential, as is a familiarity with Macintosh and Windows operating systems. But this role is more about having a logical approach and using your initiative, than being an IT guru.

When you join ADInstruments, know that you're joining a company that believes passionately about investing in and nurturing its staff. You'll find yourself immersed in a relaxed culture with a supportive and highly collaborative team. It's this approach that has seen us become a Best Workplace Finalist for the last 7 years running."

Application Procedures

Applications close on Friday 22 April 2016. Please apply via our careers page by uploading your CV, cover letter and completing all of the application questions.

Wanted App Developers. Posted 17.3.16

Description: The app is a networked countdown timer that alerts users and the time setter when the time is up. The app would have Google maps integration as well as a monetary element involved.

Pay: Negotiable but would be more than 'a few hundred'.

Time scale: Needs to be complete and on the app store by August 2016.


The developer/ developers would need to submit some evidence that they can achieve the task. They would also need to be able to work independently without much contact. The developer would be free to add/suggest any adjustments and they would have some creative freedom.

Bioinformatics position, Biochemistry. Posted 19.1.16

The department of Biochemistry are advertising a two year, full-time position as an assistant research fellow on a project related to human whole genome sequence data. They have emphasised that a Computer Science background is key, and that domain knowledge in genetics, etc., can be provided.

Job description here.

For further information please contact Tony Merriman:

Developer required. Posted 18/12/15

I am looking for a developer to join my early stage company. My company is developing an app aimed at farmers to help them with their legislative Health and Safety requirements. I started the app development in India via a friend of mine in Dubai a couple of months ago. Development is going well and some farmers (7 from 8) have already pre-bought the app. I have also been accepted into the Sprout agritech business incubator - Sprout runs the classic incubator model - 20k for 8%. I am a lawyer by trade (Otago grad: 07-11) but am in the process of developing this business.

I am looking to move my development in-house / find a technical co-founder for the venture. My view is that having a NZ based technical co-founder will be crucial for fast execution to stay ahead of the market. The engineer I am looking for should be able to develop both Android and iOS apps. I am looking for excellent technical and soft skills (ability to articulate complex ideas simply, persistence, ability to build relationships). If you have any specific questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Steven Bird - 027 354 7272 -

Postgraduate developer required, Auckland. Posted 17/11/15

Postgraduate full-stack developer/front-end focus

We are searching for a full stack developer with an interest in front-end technologies. The position is full-time and requires you to be a current post-grad student or to have recently completed a post-grad degree to qualify for the Callaghan Innovation grant.

About the company
Torque IT Solutions Ltd. is a growing product company based in Auckland and delivers solutions to global automotive finance companies and dealers. See

About the products
We have a mix of cloud/SaaS and 'classic' on-premises products based on a mix of technology/platforms (mainly Java, Javascript

About the role
As a developer you are involved in all parts of the product development including analysis, design, implementation and testing.

All our developers are full stack developers, and for this particular role we are searching for somebody with a keen eye for UI/UX and a specialisation in front-end technologies (i.e. modern Javascript frameworks).

About you
We expect you to be engaged with technology and the local tech community. Attention to detail, ability to work well alone and in a team, eagerness to try and learn new things, as well as good communication skill are a definitive plus.

To qualify for the role, you need to be a current post-grad student or have recently finished your studies with a relevant post-grad degree.

Dr. J. Joukje Siebenga
Enterprise Manager - Funding Development Specialist
Research and Enterprise Office
University of Otago
Centre for Innovation

021 - 190 9258

Short term programming contract - The Otago Fish and Game Council, posted 29/10/15

The Otago Fish and Game Council are looking for a programmer for a short term project. The job is about 80 hours or so of work, for a listed contract price of around $4000.00. Starting immediately. Web programming platform and server provided.

Job description:

Geospatial Programmer - NZ wide (work from home)

The New Zealand Fish and Game Council, one of New Zealand's leading environmental agencies, is developing a water quality model to help us better manage our precious freshwater resources. The Council intends to develop this water quality model with open-source geospatial technology on web platform, so that others can also use it and build upon its design. It is intended to be a scalable computing platform, to assist us to solve and resolve some of the large challenges facing our freshwater environment.

The Council is seeking expressions of interest from keen programmers who may be willing to assist with the development of this model. Some on the job training may be available, but programmers should have the following skills and experience: - Experience in programming in Linux/Unix environments
- Excellence in code documentation and clarity
- Understanding of client/server architecture and asynchronous web applications
- GIS experience, or a willingness to think 'spatially'
- Experience with databases in a web environment, particularly Postgresql, and preferably, its spatial extension, PostGis
- Experience with web applications and packages, such as Openlayers
- Experience with wiki software and extensions, such as Mediawiki
- Ability to work in a team environment and to integrate information
- Excellent communication skills (if working from a different part of NZ all contact may be over the phone so this is important)

If you're interested please contact:

Peter Wilson -
Environmental Officer
Otago Fish and Game Council

Neural network modelling of motor control: 30 week postdoctoral position, Posted 28/10/15

We are seeking applications for a short-term postdoctoral researcher, to develop a neural network model of the learning and execution of actions that move an effector or controlled target object along a prespecified trajectory. The project will focus on movements that bring an agent's hand into a goal location, or that transport an object carried by the hand to a goal place: for instance, the kinds of movement described by the sentences 'John put his hand on the table' or 'Mary put the cup onto the table'.

In such actions, there is evidence that the controlled object's trajectory is defined in a coordinate system centred on the environment: for instance, that the hand or the cup moves in a relatively straight line in Cartesian space in simple point-to-point actions (see e.g. Cisek, 2005). The focus of the project is to model the mechanism that learns to map motor actions, defined in motor coordinates, onto environment-centred trajectories. The modelling work will contribute to an ongoing project modelling the interface between sensorimotor mechanisms and natural language, and will extend an existing model of the learning and control of motor actions.

Cisek, P (2005). Neural representations of motor plans, desired trajectories, and controlled objects. Cognitive Processes 6:15-24.

The fixed-term position is for 30 weeks, starting in February or March 2016, on the Postdoctoral Fellow salary scale ($74,046 per annum). It is based at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Otago in New Zealand, under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Alistair Knott. The department has an active neural networks programme with five academic staff working in this area, and two more working in related areas of computer vision.

If you have questions about the project, please contact Alistair Knott (

See here for more information about this position, including details about how to apply. The deadline for applications is November 22nd 2015.

Otago University is in Dunedin, a university town on the South-East coast of New Zealand's South Island. Dunedin sits on a spectacular harbour, with unspoiled beaches for wildlife and surfing, and lies within a few hours' drive of Queenstown and Wanaka in the Southern Alps.

From Stu Sharpe, posted 27/10/15

kin2kin is an ambitious and well-funded social networking startup based in Wanaka, NZ. Our mission is to build a global platform that nurtures relationships with only your family and closest friends.

We are interested in hearing from anyone who is interested in joining our development team, working across iOS, Android and Web.

You will be joining a small, highly experienced team of developers who only want to work with other great developers.

A great opportunity to learn from some the best.

All enquiries : Stu Sharpe, Digital Emotions,

Software Engineer Internship - Fisher and Paykel, Dunedin

Job Description
Fisher and Paykel is developing a test environment that provides automated testing of product firmware and configuration for our dishwashing and cooking products using Raspberry Pis. We are looking for a student to develop new features for the system.

The job is located in the Fisher and Paykel office in the Dunedin CBD.

Job requirements
- Studying computer science, software engineering or other relevant tertiary degree.
- Be in your last or second to last year of study.
- Have knowledge of C, PHP, Linux command line.
- Experience with version control software (git) is a plus.

To Apply
Please send CVs to Applications close 30th of October.

Website Stores maintainer/developer required, posted 9/10/15

Based in Dunedin - short term vacancy for a part-time web developer/maintainer, with some SEO experience.

Start 19/20th October, 20-25 hours work a week until December.

Details here.

From Orion Health, posted 6/10/15

Career Opportunities - Orion Healthcare

Are you a superlative academic performer? Do you have an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in Genomics, Machine Learning or Data Science? Are you able to start work by January 2016? Do you have good communication skills, are able to express ideas well and will make a sound contribution within a diverse team of people? Do you have an interest in or experience of using R?

If you can answer yes to these questions the Genomics and Machine Learning teams at Orion Healthcare are looking for you.

To apply please send a CV, cover letter and transcript to

Closing date for all applications is 20 October 2015.

From ADInstruments, posted 6/10/15

This is your opportunity to join our Hardware and Applications team based in our Dunedin office as a Software Engineer. While working in a small and focused team you'll be part of a larger team of 40 in the product group. You can throw ideas around and work alongside people at the top of their game.

In this role you will design, develop and maintain the company's software products. Working as part of an Agile team, you will also provide assistance with software testing and documentation, and assist with hardware development, testing and maintenance.

Ideally you will be tertiary qualified in Computer Science or a related field, and have programming experience preferably using C++. Experience with Java, JavaScript, or .NET is desirable.

If you are an experienced Software Engineer and you are competent developing web, mobile or multi-user applications and working with a large code base then this would be an advantage. Applicants due to finish their studies this year are welcome to apply. To succeed in this role you will be a team player who appreciates good user interface design and enjoys designing robust products

Please apply via the careers page by uploading your cover letter, CV and completed application form as a zip file. Please apply by Friday 23 October 2015. An application form and information pack is available online via our careers page:

From Focus on Business Limited, posted 1/10/15

Internee opportunities

Primary - Intern-Sales - Expense Allowance and 15% Commission for sales made on our B2B Platform APPACTIV (

Secondary - Intern - CSS Development - We pay $150 a week.

Contact: Sean Hywood -

From Robyn Bridges, Career Development Centre, posted 18/9/15

Suncorp Business Services (SBS) Graduate Program

"We are seeking results orientated graduates with a focus on meeting customers' needs. You'll be detail focussed with effective time management skills and can work to tight deadlines. A focus on further learning coupled with strong problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills will ensure your success.

Business Technology Graduate

2 roles available in Auckland commencing Feb 2016 - Software Engineering, Software Development, Information Technology

Business Intelligence (Analytics) Graduate

1 role available in Auckland commencing Feb 2016 - Data Science, Data Analytics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science

Closing date is Monday 28 September 2015 midday."

More information

From Robyn Bridges, posted 17/9/15

I.T. Graduate position - Sealord

- Do you have a Bachelor's degree or similar in Information Technology?
- Do you have basic level of knowledge for windows desktop and server configuration?
- Want to kick start your I.T. career working for a great company based in sunny Nelson?

About Us
Sealord is a global seafood enterprise with a world-wide fishing, processing and marketing network. Sealord retains its home base in New Zealand and has led the seafood industry in the careful and sustainable management of fish and seafood resources. Sealord's global net spans seven continents and we deliver $500 million worth of seafood to people in more than 60 countries each year. We employ around 1,100 people throughout New Zealand and more than 200 people around the world.

The Role
Initially reporting to the I.T. Service Delivery Manager, you will be involved in logging issues via the Service Desk software (Serio). You will manage computer user / setup connectivity including user accounts and associated security rights administration (Active Directory etc.). After working as part of the Service Desk, this role will rotate through other I.T. responsibilities including working alongside the BAs and Software Developers to learn more about our business applications. Exposure to the full life-cycle of software application projects - including project initiation, business requirements analysis, system design, development, testing and implementation will ensure you are constantly kept busy, stimulated and learning on the job!

Who we are looking for
To be successful in this role you will be an effective technical problem solver and apply analytical reasoning. Your sound experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel etc.) will put you in great steed for this role. You'll possess good written communication skills and be an excellent listener which will allow you to build strong relationships internally and at all levels. Ideally you would have had some exposure to ITIL and software development experience on the Microsoft platform (Visual Studio, .Net framework) however this requirement is not essential.

What we are offering
Our people are the key to making us a successful New Zealand company operating in a global seafood market. At Sealord we invest in our employees with ongoing training and career development as well as succession planning and promotion from within. We encourage an innovative, fun work environment and a positive culture.

Applications close Sunday 21 September 2015.

Please apply online at

From Phil Scadden, Senior Scientist GNS Science Ltd, posted 15/9/15

I have 2 months of work available - either summer or part-time - largely around technology exploration client-side web.

Applicants must have some javascript or at very least good java skills with some javascript exposure. It would suit bright student keen to experiment in new technologies (AngularJS, web mapping, WebGL).

The ad is here.

From Robyn Bridges, posted 2/9/15

Employer Presentations - PwC Digital

Thursday 10th September

12-2 pm  Design Thinking with PwC digital - Facilitated by Eamon O'Rourke (Director PwC, digital) - Moot Court, 10 floor Richardson. This session will share the skills that we use to bring design thinking to our clients. It's an exciting opportunity to learn from New Zealand's foremost digital consulting business and will teach valuable skills that can be applied in a range of different business disciplines. It's fun and fully interactive and will require students to leave preconceptions of themselves and PwC at the door!

2:30-4:30 pm - PwC CV Clinic Facilitated by James Buxton (Manager - One Firm Sourcing, PwC) - Com 2.07 This, pre-registered session, will focus on what we look for in a great graduate CV. How do you get across the real you in two or three pages and what do recruiters look for when we read them? Drop in and find out!

6:00-7:30 pm - A Day in the Life of a PwC Graduate - Staring the PwC Dunedin Grads!  Com 2.07 This interactive session will give you the warts and all truth of what being a grad at PwC actually means. What do day to day? How do they grow and develop? What do they do when the boss isn't looking? Come, listen, ask questions and find out! After this, there will be a short networking and drinks session with the wider team in Dunedin.

Friday 11th Sept

10am-1pm - Mock Interviews - Facilitated by James Buxton (Manager  One Firm Sourcing, PwC) - Com 2.07 - Pre-register for the insider's guide to a good interview with a real PwC interviewer! A rare opportunity for a dry run with no consequences!

For the CV Drop in there are 12 spaces, and for the interview practice there are 6! Not a lot and it will be first in first served. Students can book via OtagoCareerHub.

From Robyn Bridges, posted 2/9/15

Graduate IT Developer - Sydney - IMC Financial Markets

"We’re currently accepting applications for IT Developer positions in our 2016 Graduate Program. Get started on your application today!

We look for candidates with
- a distinction average and above
- a high achievement in studies and a consistent record
- a strong knowledge of algorithms and data structures
- excellent programming skills and development experience
- attainment of a bachelor’s degree.

Remuneration: $125K + bonus
Commences: February 2016 "

Full Details on CareerHub (you need your student ID to login): Graduate-it-developer

From Fisher and Paykel, posted 21/8/15

Software Engineer Internship - Fisher and Paykel

Job Description
Fisher and Paykel is developing a reusable test environment that provides automated regression, verification and validation of product firmware and configuration for dishwashing and cooking products. We are looking for an enthusiastic software engineer to develop and integrate new features for both the test administration with PHP, and testing code with the C language. The delivered product will be able to automatically load software and configuration data into products and then test them against a test specification.

The job is located in the Fisher and Paykel office in the Dunedin CBD.

Job requirements
- Studying computer science, software engineering or other relevant tertiary degree.
- Be in your last or second to last year of study.
- Have knowledge of C, PHP, Linux command line.
- Experience with version control software is a plus.

To Apply
Please send CV's to Applications close 9th of September.

From Robyn Bridges, Career Development Office, posted 19/8/15

Endace Technology - Summer Internships

Endace provides world-leading network visibility infrastructure. We are trusted by some of the world’s largest organisations to accelerate their response to network and security problems. Endace Intelligent Network Recorders guarantee to capture, index and record 100-percent of network traffic while scaling from 1 Gbps to 100 Gbps. The future is all about developing new products that help our customers to better connect, monitor and manage their networks.

At Endace we want to connect students to hands-on experience! We believe that Endace summer interns should have meaningful work, should own their daily responsibilities and should be contributing members of the team, just like everyone else. In other words: at Endace interns are NOT coffee runners or paper pushers.

We are pleased to announce details of our 2015/2016 summer internship projects.

Successful candidates will be based within our engineering teams in either Hamilton or Auckland and we will accept expressions of interest in joining our internship programme from high potential students, typically with consistently high grades in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar disciplines who are currently enrolled in their last year of study or who have recently graduated from a New Zealand tertiary institution.

Applications are open from 19 August 2015 and commence late November for a 10-12 week period.

Full details (you will need your student ID to log in):

From Turboweb, posted 18/8/15

Two vacancies in Dunedin:

Customer Support

We require a Customer Support Champion, someone who can help bridge the Gap Between Humans and Geeks, someone to make regular contact with clients and help them along, someone who can wrangle our client database and turn it into a tool for good work.

The Role
The job is a mix of data entry, customer contact and technical work.

Hours of work
20 hours per week, ideally 4 hours per day 5 days a week. We have the ability to be flexible for the right person. This position may become full time in the future, based on work flow.

Full details

Senior Web Developer

The purpose of this position is to progress development projects for external clients and to support and develop our own internal business tools. We have taken great care to create a relaxed and supportive team environment and we would like to have you join us. You'll be able to give your input and ideas into all aspects of the business and help us deliver cool solutions using a wide range of technologies. You must be a New Zealand resident to apply for this job.

In this position you will be developing tools and methods to assist front-end developers, working on development projects alongside other developers and producing (or contributing to) end-user documentation, internal business documentation and technical documentation.

Full details

From Robyn Bridges, Career Development Office, posted 14/8/15

For 300 and 400 level students: Companies currently seeking graduates with key skills

These are:

- Passion for programming e.g. creating things in their own time
- Strong problem solving
- Willing to grow with the company
- Commercial acumen
- Internal and external customer focus
- Responsive
- High intellect because lots of complexity
- Logical thinking

- Passion for programming e.g. creating things in their own time
- Java
- Firmware
- Coding
- Engineering/computer science
- Coding

Klein Medical
- Great academic record
- Passion
- Urgency
- Ownership of job
- Willingness to do anything, i.e. absence of entitlement
- Great social skills

- Computer sciences degree
- Maths and com-sci
- Big data
- Machine learning
- Genomics
- Passion for technology and can demonstrate that
- Open minded
- Big picture thinker
- Innovative

Those interested should contact the Career Development Office ( mentioning 'Tin100 programme'.

From, posted 5/8/15

The Winternz Program is an internship for students.

It is an opportunity to work in Silicon Valley in San Francisco with high growth companies. We are looking for iOS developers, Android developers, Frontend developers and Backend developers.

More information and how to apply:

From Otago Career Hub, posted 4/8/15

IAG New Zealand - IT Graduate Programme

"IAG is New Zealand's largest general insurance provider - We're big, and big brings opportunity! Our impressive ensemble of brands includes NZI, Lumley, State, AMI, Lantern and Swann. We're constantly transforming through innovation and a dynamic leading edge culture; taking our people on our exciting journey and opening doors to vibrant and rewarding careers. We encourage you to bring your personality to work as we embrace diversity of people and thought.

This year we're looking for IT graduates looking to move into specific fields across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch - Development/Testing/Infrastructure/Business Analysis... The start date for these roles will be early February 2016.... Applications close on 21st August 2015."

More details (student ID needed to log in):

From ADInstruments, posted 31/7/15

ADInstruments Dunedin - Tools and Systems Developer required

Person Specification
- A tertiary qualification in Computer Science or related field of study.
- Significant programming experience preferably using C++ or Java.
- Experience using JavaScript and Node.js is desirable.
- Experience in developing server or multi-user applications is desirable.
- Experience in developing professional products.
- Ability to take requirements and design and implement a suitable product or system.
- Appreciation of good user interface design.

Full details of this position will be going on the ADIinstruments website some time on Friday 31st July:

From Otago Career Hub, posted 31/7/15

ASB Start Me Up - Technology graduate scheme

Start Me Up is a dedicated technology scheme that gives you the skills to launch your career in tech while learning from the experts.

This eighteen-month structured Program gives you the opportunity to rotate to another role every six months. You’ll have the opportunity to choose from several roles that involve:

- Designing, developing, deploying, enhancing or supporting technology systems
- Investigating current systems for improvements
- Scoping, planning, implementing and reporting on projects
- Working with stakeholders to ensure all of their needs are met
- Testing proposed systems to ensure they are easy to use and accessible by all
- Helping translate business requirements into I.T. functionality
- Helping review the work of your peers.

What we are looking for:
- Tertiary qualification, with a focus on some aspect of IT
- Proven skills in any of the following areas: software development, business analysis, networking, database analysis/development, or business intelligence.
- Passion for Technology and Innovation, and drive to transform it into a career
- Confidence, ability to contribute collaboratively as part of a team and take the initiative

More details and how to apply are on this Career Hub Page (you'll need your student ID to log in):

From Robyn Bridges, Career Development centre, posted 29/7/15

Bain Australia - True North Scholarship for Women

Are you bright, enthusiastic and curious? Do you have a desire to make a positive impact through an extraordinary career? Are you looking to chart your own course? Follow this link to apply - open to female Australian/NZ students in their penultimate year of undergraduate study.

Closing date for applications is Friday 7th August 2015.

From Computer Science, posted 20/7/15

Research Assistant

As the Research Assistant within the Systems Research Laboratory you will work alongside Dr Yawen Chen on the study of "Efficient Routing and Wavelength Assignment on Optical Network-on-Chips".

The work involves the analysis of existing routing schemes for optical network-on-chips, helping to design a mathematical model to do the analysis, implementing developed algorithms, conducting simulations and assisting in the writing of papers based on the research.

Applicants should hold a minimum qualification of a Master’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, or a related discipline, and have relevant research experience involving the above skills.

This is a full-time, fixed-term position for twenty eight weeks.

Specific enquiries may be directed to Dr Yawen Chen

More details and how to apply.

From Rebecca van Dam, posted 7/7/15

The Winternz Program is an internship for students. It is an opportunity for students to work in the Silicon Valley in San Francisco with high growth companies. We are looking for iOS developers, Android developers, Frontend developers and Backend developers.

Students can find out more information about the available roles and the companies that are involved in the program:

From REANNZ, posted 1/7/15

Reannz Internship Programme

The programme will give three selected students, from around New Zealand, the unique opportunity to partake in a six-week paid internship, from December 2015 to February 2016, here at the REANNZ head office in Wellington.

The scholarship is open to all those currently studying at bachelor or postgraduate level, across the following (or similar) Engineering, Science, Mathematics, Physics and IT specialisations (including Computer Science).

Recipients will receive:
- Internal mentoring and professional business guidance to the value of $5,000
- Up to $3,000 towards further training and professional development in 2015, based on the merit of the project
- The opportunity to attend and submit a talk at e-Research NZ’s annual conference, held in Queenstown in February 2016
- Accommodation and living costs for the duration of the internship.

More details and how to apply:

From ADInstruments, posted 26/6/15

Software Tester - Dunedin, New Zealand

For over 25 years, ADInstruments has been designing innovative solutions to facilitate research and education for organisations operating in the life science sphere. With a team of over 65 in New Zealand, along with 13 offices and 40 distributors internationally, we are recognised as a leader in our field.

We've become a world leader not just by developing the best products with the best technologies, but by having the best people supporting them. As a Software Tester you will have superb attention to detail as you will be manually testing software and hardware to ensure its quality before release to our customers. You'll also create and follow your own testing plan to record and track any bugs you find. You'll be patient and methodical, as the software and hardware needs checking and re-checking before going out to customers.

A degree in a Life Science or Information Technology is essential, as is a familiarity with Macintosh and Windows operating systems. But this role is more about having a logical approach and using your initiative, than being an IT guru.

You'll be a clear communicator and team player, as you'll be working with other teams in the company to define and resolve issues with the software. You also thrive on your ability to solve problems, be adaptable and have a positive outlook.

When you join ADInstruments, know that you're joining a company that believes passionately about investing in and nurturing its staff. You'll find yourself immersed in a relaxed culture with a supportive and highly collaborative team. It's this approach that has seen us become an IBM Kenexa Best Workplace Finalist for the last six years running.

Applications close Friday 10 July 2015.

An application form and information pack is available online at Please apply via the careers page by uploading your cover letter, CV and completed application form as a zip file.

From Associate Professor J. Haxby Abbott, Dunedin School of Medicine

HRC funded project

We are looking to recruit one or two people with strong skills in mathematics/ statistics/ epidemiology/ health economics, and preferably experience in building computer simulation models, such as decision tree, Markov, Monte Carlo or discrete event simulation models. Ideally the person would be able to use the TreeAge program to build a patient-level simulation model.

We are looking for a person to employ as a Research Fellow, Postdoctoral Fellow, or perhaps Senior Research Fellow, in the range of 0.5 to 1.0 FTE for 2-3 years.

We would also be interested in someone wanting to do a PhD doing the above.

These positions would be based here in Dunedin (DSM, Surgical Sciences) but also supervised by Tony Blakely's team in Wellington, and they would be considered ex-officio members of Tony's BODE3 research group. They would also be advised by the group of co-investigators at Harvard Medical School who are working with us on the project.


Details of project here.

From Logan Wilson, posted 20/5/15

A local start-up business needs your help. I am creating an app for Android that will increase the efficiency of patient movement around hospitals. Are you ready to use your skills to start earning money?

Are you familiar with Programming Android apps?

Are you interested in becoming an entrepreneur?

I am looking for an android programming savvy person to join me in my business venture.

Your role will be to advise on the creation of the app and if you have the skills assist in its development.

For more information or to get on board please contact me at

Please include any previous experience you have with programming/coding or business.

From ADInstruments, posted 19/5/15

Front End Developer - Dunedin, New Zealand

For over 25 years, ADInstruments has been designing innovative solutions to facilitate research and education for organisations operating in the life science sphere. With a team of over 65 in New Zealand, along with 13 offices and 40 distributors internationally, we are recognised as a leader in our field.

We're passionate about what we do and we want our marketing activities to reflect that. As the Front End Developer, you'll be using your creativity and skill to design web pages and applications, and produce artwork for our website. As well as assisting with determining site architecture to optimize navigation and user flow, you will keep up to date with industry trends and activities.

To succeed in this role, you'll be highly approachable, as a key part of this role will be to collaborate with teams here in Dunedin and around the world to develop our global brand and assist with implementing digital campaigns across different markets. You'll be working in an international environment, so you'll have the ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing, and are able to deal with an array of personalities, cultures and nationalities that work across the company.

You'll come equipped with a tertiary qualification in marketing and/or Computer Science and have proven experience in web development. You'll be an expert with the Adobe Creative Suite, have knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP. You will have experience with designing themes for content management systems such as Drupal and WordPress. Digital marketing, social media and marketing analysis experience is preferred.

When you join ADInstruments, know that you're joining a company that believes passionately in investing in and nurturing its staff. It's this approach that has seen us become a Best Workplace Finalist for the last six years running.

Applications close Friday 5 June 2015. An application form and information pack is available online at

Please apply via the careers page by uploading your cover letter, CV and completed application form as a zip file.


Web Developer - Dunedin, New Zealand

We share the same passion for innovation and excellence in website design as we do for our hardware and software products. As the Web Developer, you'll be tasked with designing, developing and maintaining the customer website infrastructure, hosting and plugins. As well as assisting with determining site architecture, you will configure and manage web servers. You'll have good interpersonal skills and be highly approachable; as a fundamental part of this position is to collaborate closely with teams here in Dunedin to ensure the website is secure, robust and appealing to our customers. You're in your element working in a group, sharing ideas and problem solving and you have experience or an understanding of working in an Agile environment.

You'll come equipped with a tertiary qualification in computer science or a related field and have significant experience with web development, particularly using JavaScript, Node.js and PHP. Programming experience using C++ or Java is also desirable.

Applications close Friday 5 June 2015. An application form and information pack is available online at

Please apply via the careers page by uploading your cover letter, CV and completed application form as a zip file.

From Intergen, posted 30.4.15

2016 Intergen Graduate Programme - are you ready for a bright future?

Being one of the brightest in your galaxy, Intergen is keen to get on board with your stellar ideas and invite you to apply to our 2016 Graduate Programme.

Our teams of IT superstars are among the best in the Universe. That's why we need you to join us on our journey into the future.

We're looking for graduates that have the know-how: a high achiever with a degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems, or people with a major in a finance or business-related degree who have completed IT papers. You have to be passionate about a career in IT and committed to learning the ropes.

We'll offer you: the chance to make your mark in a team of talented and supportive Technology Gurus. You'll get to work on exciting projects for incredible clients. You'll play your part in designing, developing, and integrating information technology to enable successful and intelligent business solutions.


WHEN: 6th May 2015 6.00pm

WHERE: School of Business, Commerce 2.20

Intergen will be at the IT Expo in the Link on Wednesday 6 May 2015, 11am – 2pm, Link, Union. Stand #6

From Atlassian, posted 30.4.15

Meet and interview with Atlassian on campus!

Atlassian unlocks the potential in every team. Our products help teams collaborate, build software and serve their customers better. Our products including JIRA, Confluence, HipChat, Bitbucket and Stash are used by nearly 43,000 large and small organizations – including Citigroup, eBay, Coca-Cola, BMW and NASA.

Innovation at Atlassian begins with finding the best young talent to help solve real-world problems. Want the freedom to be innovative with the time and resources to make them a reality? In just your first week at Atlassian you will get trained by our best at HackHouse, participate in ShipIt, stretch your innovation muscles, dream up and build new features that can be shipped straight into our products that support millions of users worldwide - and this is just the beginning.

From gaining deep technical knowledge about product development to quarterly Gradlassian parties, your opportunities for work and play at Atlassian are endless. We guarantee you'll never be bored! Rest assured, we know it's a big step to move to Sydney, so we'll assist with your relocation, and even throw in a few 'welcome' perks.

Apply now to be interviewed for our Graduate Developer Program

We'll be on campus at the University of Otago from Monday 4th May to Wednesday 6th May 2015 to conduct face-to-face interviews for our 2016 Graduate Developer Program.

If you're ready to become part of our team, we want to meet you! If you'd like the opportunity to be interviewed by Atlassian during our trip, then please apply here by 1 May 2015. Interview spots are limited though, so don't wait too long! Find out more at

Interested in other grad opportunities?

No problems, we've got you covered with a number of other graduate opportunities. You can find more information at

Meet us on campus!

We'll be at the university's IT Expo on 6th May, and we'll also be hosting a casual presentation and meet and greet session on campus on Monday 4 May 5 – 7.30pm in the Commerce Staff Room, Commerce, University of Otago. Come and have a drink and pizza with us. We look forward to meeting you there! We will be at the IT Expo on Wednesday 6 May stand #8 11am – 2pm, Link, University Union!

From Kevin Thiel, posted 23.3.15

Applications for .NET web developer required - Picton - (short term)

ASP.NET developer with experience in web development - +20h per Week - payment on negotiation depending on experience Enquiries go to:

Job description:

We are looking for a .NET developer to help us finish a special website project we have built and which we want to see go live as soon as possible. We are based in Picton. The project is likely to become bigger and bigger in the next couple of month. Its your chance to get involved in an upstarting business.

Experience in web development is necessary. You need to be able to work with ASP.NET and C# and Sitefinity or similar CMS. Experience of automated email communication and embedding of third-party interfaces like streams would be nice to have.

Managing SEO and doing FB, Twitter, Instagram etc. work would be an advantage.

This is ideal for someone who has experience and wants to work for couple of weeks. Chances are good to become a member of our team, depending of how the project evolves.

The payment depends on your own experience and is on a negotiable base. The manager owns a hotel with restaurant. Therefore good work can be bonused with a luxury accommodation and/or high-class dinner.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Enquiries to:

Firebrand - for recent graduates, added 18.3.2015

Firebrand in Dunedin is currently looking to appoint a developer and a designer (web design).

From Sandra Copeland, Science Division, University of Otago, added 10.3.2015

Travel assistance is offered to 2nd and 3rd year students willing to talk to pupils at their old school about doing a Science degree at Otago, after 1st semester exams are over.

Read details here.

From Golman Sachs, added 19.2.2015

2015/16 Goldman Sachs Corporate Advisory (IBD) Summer Analyst and Graduate Programs (Auckland)

Goldman Sachs is inviting students to apply for its Summer Analyst and Graduate program

Important details

Closes: 8 Mar, 2015

Summer Analyst: Late November 2015
Graduate: February 2016

Remuneration: Competitive Market Rates

Location: Auckland, New Zealand


Summer Analyst: Vacation employment program Graduate: Full-time graduate recruitment program

Information Session

We will be holding an information session on campus for those students wishing to find out more about Goldman Sachs and our Summer Analyst and Graduate opportunities. Information session will be held in the Commerce Board Room (Rm 4.19/20) on Thursday the 26th of February at 11am. There will be a short presentation followed by the opportunity to network with some members of our team.

Company Overview

Goldman Sachs is a leading corporate advisory, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base. Our clients include corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net worth individuals throughout Australasia and as part of the Goldman Sachs global network; we provide advice and expertise that extends to financial markets around the world.

The Opportunity

We offer our people the opportunity to move ahead more rapidly and we offer an environment where you will be supported and mentored, including having access to the global Goldman Sachs network.

Our Summer Analysts (Interns) and Graduates can expect:
• To contribute to meaningful projects from Day One
• Best in class training
• To work with talented and passionate individuals
• To develop a global network
• Mentoring support
• Networking opportunities with over 80 diversity networks and interest forums globally
• Career development
• Competitive benefits and much more.

What We Look For

When we review applications we look for well-crafted and researched applications that clearly articulate the particular reason/s for applying to our firm and business division/s.

Successfully shortlisted candidates will demonstrate:
• Alignment with our values of teamwork, integrity and entrepreneurial spirit
• Commerciality
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Problem solving, analytical and quantitative abilities
• A passion for finance
• Attention to detail
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize workload and meet deadlines
• A well-rounded background encompassing a diversity of experiences which may include, but not be limited to: co-curricular and team activities, community involvement, awards and/or exchange
• A strong academic transcript

Eligibility Criteria

Summer Analysts: Applicants should ideally be in their penultimate year of study for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in 2015. Candidates must be able to commit to the full 11 week duration of the program to be considered.

Graduates: Applicants must be in their final year of study for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in 2015

Application procedures

Submit your CV, cover letter and most recent academic transcript via our online application form at

• Select 'Apply Now' under the Students and Graduates section.
• You will need to Register before continuing with the application
• Select 'New Analyst/New Associate' from the position listing
• Program: New Analyst
• Select Auckland as your location from the drop down menu
• Use 'Add Another' to add up to 3 location and division preferences
• Please ensure all information submitted is accurate before finalising your application

Applications close: Midday (NZT), Sunday March 8, 2015.