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Internship Smart Soccer Table– Heerlen

Job Location: Heerlen

Regional Description: Nederland

Job Number: 00575736

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Internship Smart Soccer Table– Heerlen


Transform the world around you by unleashing your skills and crafting the next

generation of technology. Put your expertise to work as part of the world’s largest independent technology services provider and lead the way as a trendsetter in your digital field. We’re ready if you are.


Your impact

At the Accenture Innovation Center for Smart Services in Heerlen we work on the latest and greatest technology trends we see as a company to help our clients move to the new NEW. As presented in our technology vision each year, we see several trends that will shape the future of the world and our clients. These trends shape the way our clients experience and use the latest technologies to improve their own core business and achieve higher goals.


In our Heerlen office, we focus on the enablement and implementation of the

technologies that support these trends: Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Analytics and Robotic Process Automation. To showcase our expertise in these areas and the underlying business, we are building the Smart Foosball Table.


The Smart Foosball Table consists of the following disciplines:

  • Internet of Things
  • Cloud Infrastructure
  • Enterprise Integration
  • Embedded Systems
  • Mechatronics
  • Visual and Advanced Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • 3D printing
  • Image and Video Processing

Besides being a fully integrated showcase, the foosball table is a platform for

developers and internships. It provides an exciting environment for trainees to

exercise their knowledge in an applied environment.


To improve the capabilities of the Smart Soccer Table and enhance the input stage for the various disciplines, the Development Services team is looking for a graduate intern who will develop and test a video acquisition and analysis platform /processing pipeline for the tracking of game state, the extrusion of relevant parameters and controlling of a robot driving the mechanical system of the foosball table.


The graduate internship includes:

  • Analysis and modeling of physics and game state parameters
  • Selection of a high speed camera and hardware for the pipeline, based upon analysis
  • Development and testing of video processing algorithms that extract the modeled parameters
  • Initial development of a basic artificial intelligence and orchestration with a robot driving the foosball-table rods

Your background

  • Bachelor+ student in Applied Mathematics or Physics, Embedded Systems, IT related studies or Electrical Engineering
  • Preferably experienced in writing embedded software using C/C++ and/or the writing of (hardware) processing pipelines for FPGAs (or ASICs) in VHDL / Verilog.
  • Affinity with table foosball is preferred
  • Motivated, eager and willing to learn
  • Fluent in Dutch and English
  • Able to work independent
  • Complex problem solver


What can we offer you?

Within Accenture we offer you a work environment with a focus on your personal

development, in which you will receive a lot of responsibility and will be guided by a team of experienced consultants. You will work together with talented colleagues from all over the world on challenging projects for the highest ranked international businesses. You will also receive a compensation and a laptop.


Additional information

  • Period: 5-6 months
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Location: Heerlen: Flexible workplace (work among our colleagues)
  • Startdate: September 2018


Are you interested?

Are you ready to join Accenture and change the world around you? Accenture cares about privacy and we process personal data in accordance with our privacy statement. In order to be compliant with our privacy policy, we kindly request you to apply for the position on the Accenture website. For more questions or information about the vacancy please contact Melina Sica via stages.heerlen@accenture.com.


About us

Accenture solves the toughest technological challenges through standout strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Working with over three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, we drive innovation and shape world around us. With expertise in more than 40 industries and all business functions, we deliver groundbreaking outcomes for a new digital world.


Equal opportunities

Innovation is about bringing different people, ideas and perspectives together. As an equal opportunities employer, Accenture welcomes all applications and does not discriminate. 

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