About Liquid Studio @ Accenture Technology
Within Accenture Technology, we have group of about 100 engineers passionate about software engineering, called the Liquid Studio. Consider it a small company on its own picking the cherries from very strong ties with a big corporate. In the Liquid Studio we’re prioritizing engineering culture and mobilization of small project teams to work on MVP’s, POC’s & POV’s. When doing an internship at the Liquid Studio, you will work in a safe experimentation environment where you’re allowed a lot of flexibility to drive things the way you prefer. We believe engineers are much more productive working on technologies they enjoy and support. The general goal of our internships is to create real-world application from scratch to production. If you’d like to pitch in your own project, you are more than welcome to do so as well. Do mention that during the interview and pitch it (in a few words) in your motivation letter. We also have ongoing projects from which you can choose. A project is always guided & coached by a supervisor. If you pick an ongoing project, you’re most likely going to work together with co-students and/or employees in an Agile & DevOps team. The team will be multi-disciplinary, covering all aspects of Development like UX & Business analyst, Backend, Frontend & DevOps.
Depending on your profile and interests we will discuss what area best fit your aspirations. This can be in any IT area of the project, like engineering a core module, the UI, supporting the team as business analyst or designing & building the CI/CD pipelines. You will be free to choose, in agreement with your team and counselors, any technology you see fit for the job. For example choosing the language (Java, NodeJS, Kotlin, Angular, etc.), CI/CD tools, Libraries and testing frameworks. You’ll be working in an agile team and education is the priority.
Depending on your interests & school requirements, research opportunities are also a possibility in case you want/need to write a thesis. Please also indicate this in your motivational letter.
At the Liquid Studio, we promote prioritization of ambitions during project selection. Our primary drive for internships is not commercial. If your outcomes are marketable by the end of your internship, then that’s of course a nice achievement. Keeping that in mind, feel free to pitch your own project. However, if you prefer to select an existing project, we run about 15 projects at any given moment in time. For inspiration, we’ve listed 3 projects below:
· Liquid Studio Coin
o The Liquid Studio is building an asset lending application using a private blockchain. This application keeps track of where assets are currently located, who currently owns them and when they should be transferred or returned. The application uses a mobile front-end coupled with a private blockchain with smart contracts written in Go.
· Recommendation Engine
o The ever-growing team of Liquid Studio is developing a platform that can help us finding a perfect match for roles that our team members might like to join. This can range from skills matching to the entire history of the employee. Besides a simple web UI we also want to build extended platforms for our team to communicate with this engine and get information on the current assignment and availability of employees such as chat/voice assistant, XR/VR to physical gamification of this platform to enable brainstorming.
· Sustainable Programming
o 2-4% of global greenhouse gas emissions are estimated to be originating from Data Centers. Most delivery teams have little to no embedded checks & balances with regards to delivering code bases minding impact on climate. The bottom line of this position is "How can we optimize our codebases with regards to reduction of carbon footprint?". This may involve...
- SDLC behavioral changes
- Development of set of automated tests monitoring energy consumption
- Static code analysis searching for inefficient code
- Design principles to follow
- Defining balance of fast UX / availability and resource utilization
- Compiler optimizations
- Libraries / Language / Patterns / frameworks to avoid or adopt
- ...Or any of our own submissions"
Our colleagues in the services-based Technology group help clients, both big and small, with revolutionary IT transformations. Which cloud platform fits best with client X? How do certain IT-solutions impact the risk analysis of suppliers? How can organizations become more agile and through what process are new applications developed from design thinking workshops?
Working closely alongside clients and an international team of professionals you will develop innovative solutions, through mediums such as robotics and artificial intelligence. Throughout the business process you will engage in the development of defense strategies, combining technology and user behavior, to ensure the security of your client. Together we connect the needs of clients with upcoming innovative technologies prepare them for the future.
- Graduate intern of an IT Bachelor (3rd of 4th year) or Master
- Both English and Dutch speakers are welcome
Characteristics we are looking for in an applicant:
- Passion for IT & tech
- Willing to learn
- Good team worker
- Not afraid to ask questions or propose ideas
What we ask from you to know
- CSS and/or preprocessors like SCSS
- Experience with REST API’s (GraphQL is a pre)
- One or more of the following or the willingness to learn
o React/Vue/Angular/Svelte or any other
o Working with NPM or Yarn
What would be nice to have but not required:
- Experience or affinity with writing (unit) tests for your code
- Experience or affinity with React Native, Flutter or similar
- Experience or affinity with backend languages like NodeJS, Go, Java etc
Any other technologies are welcome, let us know what you can do
Accenture is an incredible place to work - and keep learning. By joining us, you’ll become part of a global company with a world-class brand and reputation. Besides the work we do for our clients, we’re really proud of our vibrant, diverse workplace culture: we believe in openness and honesty, fairness and equality, common sense and realism. We want to get to know the real you and help you explore and grow - whatever it is you're great at. So you will always have lots of learning opportunities (formal and informal) to improve your role-specific skills and expertise.
Besides our high-profile, challenging projects and our nurturing work environment, we offer excellent employee benefits, including:
flexible transport arrangement that suits your personal situation
an active intern community
Are you ready to join Accenture for an internship where you can be yourself and do what you love? Apply now with your CV and cover letter and change the world around you.
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