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S'ware Eng, IT, Comp Sc or Data Sc: UrbanInsight software enhancements

[ui!] Urban Institute - #1

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Closed Posted: 03 Jul 20. Closes: 20 Jul 20 Available: Semester 2 (Jul - Nov)

UPDATE 21/7: interviews have been organised for this week.

Semester 2 2020 project

UQ ITEE students only 

Note project location is Sunshine Coast - own motorised transport will be needed.

This project is for a UQ final year or Masters student in IT, Computer Science, Data Science, Software Engineering or Computer Systems Engineering.

The successful applicant will receive a $3,000 scholarship + academic credit for enrolment/assessment (4 unit final year thesis or project / 4 unit Masters project).  You must be available to work on the project onsite for 3 days/week during Semester 2 2020 (around lecture timetable). 1-2 days/week you may work from home after settling into the project, if agreed with the company. 

APPLICANTS NOTE: upload your resume with unofficial academic transcript/s (undergrad + Masters if applicable - combined into 1 doc/pdf). Also include your student ID number. Upload resume before OR after applying for project/s.  

UQ ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT: all CEED applicants must get a written study plan approved (by a UQ academic advisor in your discipline) showing you can enrol in the relevant thesis/project unit for a CEED project (unit code varies depending on your course), in Semester 2 2020.

We cannot progress your application until you provide this info to CEED (please email to CEED before the project's application close date). Advise CEED if you need assistance or are experiencing delays in receiving an approved study plan.

Location: Sippy Downs (Sunshine Coast) + work remotely QLD
Categories: Information Technology, Electrical Engineering

Project Background / Description

What we do


We develop and market the UrbanInsight, an innovative data analytics, visualisation and storage platform for complex urban applications.  We help cities, universities and others to become more resource efficient and innovative, as well as sustainable and resilient.

What you will do

You will be working in a dynamic team contributing to development of innovative software solutions to our customers in the Australian and Asian Pacific markets.

You will be highly self-motivated with keen attention to detail and have a positive can-do attitude with a desire to learn and an incentive to innovate.

You will have the opportunity to gain experience with the [ui!] UrbanInsight, the underlying KDB real-time database engine on which it is built, Java frameworks such as Vert.x, and modern browser-based UX frameworks.


One of Australia’s most exciting tech startups, urban institute ([ui!]), develops and markets UrbanInsight, an innovative data analytics, visualisation and storage platform for complex urban applications (such as IoT - Internet of Things).  The company helps cities, large infrastructures such as universities and others to become more resource-efficient and innovative, as well as sustainable and resilient.


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[ui!] group has offices in:  Berlin - Queensland - Budapest - Chemnitz - Darmstadt - London - Munich - Singapore - New York

Objectives / Tasks / Project Outcomes

  • Contribute to the design and development of the UrbanPulse software suite.
  • Provide ongoing maintenance, support and enhancements to existing systems and platforms.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with data scientists, business users, project managers and other engineers to achieve elegant solutions.

Skills / Experience Required

Must have

  • Hands-on experience working with modern programming languages and software development technologies
  • Current student in final year / Master of Computer Science, Data Science, Software or Computer Systems Engineering


  • Capable of delivering on multiple competing priorities with little supervision.
  • Strong analytical and reasoning skills with an ability to visualise processes and outcomes
  • Proficiency in troubleshooting software issues and debugging a large codebase
  • Outstanding all-round communication skills and ability to work collaboratively

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