Summer Intern - Assistant Development Engineer

Date Posted: July 8, 2021
Closing Date: August 1, 2021
Reports To: Global Expert, Static Equipment
Location: New Plymouth
Duration: Fixed Term

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Position Summary

Update and transfer current reformer tube life software programme, (Fortran, which is now obsolete) to Python with a user friendly interface and naming protocols. Provide documentation and training in the use of the updated software. 

This Fixed Term position is from 15th November 2021 until 11th February 2022.

Position Responsibilities

  • Critique 2021 University of Canterbury Final Year Project report as base for upgrade.
  • Study existing software User Manual to gain understanding of the Fortran programming protocols.
  • Run OCR on a hardcopy of Fortran code and compile the resulting program.
  • Find a transpiler and transpile Fortran into a modern computer language such as C++ or Python.
  • Edit the transpiled code for clarity and document accordingly.
  • Write tests to confirm the outputs of the transpiled program match the original.
  • Create a Graphic User Interface for the program so it does not require using the command line.
  • Provide an overview of the software as a base resource.
  • Generate a user guide for the upgraded software.

Position Qualifications

  • Studying 3rd or 4th year Computer or Software engineering
  • Proficient in Python
  • Strong software and coding skills
  • Analytical and research experience
  • Results driven, and goal orientated
  • Well organised
  • Communicates well within own group and other departments
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to pick up and learn new programming languages
  • New Zealand Drivers Licence, site based position and no public transport
  • Will meet Professional Practice degree requirements

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Applications close Sunday, 1 August 2021 NZT

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