Preparation of Statistical Inventory Reconciliation Software (Greenscan) for the International Market

Location: Carrum Downs, Victoria

Duration: 5 months (possible 1 month extension)

Proposed start date: ASAP

Keywords: Software engineering, Coding, C++, SQL, Java Script, multi-disciplinary

Please note: Due to funding requirements, students must have Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency to apply. Any applicants not meeting this requirement will automatically be deemed ineligible for this project.

Project Background

Environmental Monitoring Solutions Pty. Ltd. has been specialising in Wetstock Management (SIR Leak Detection and Real-time Fuel Data analytics) and Forecourt Automation (Automatic Tank Gauging, Submersible Turbine Pumps) for the past 25 years. 100% Australian owned and operated, the company focuses on a team-based approach to its commercial products and delivery to leverage its technology and service expertise in petroleum storage systems solutions.

Over this time, EMS has developed their own intellectual property to deliver high value, certified Greenscan SIR Leak Detection services, complemented by Fuelsuite our remote monitoring and 24/7 support service that keeps our clients sites operational around the clock, whilst reducing environmental exposure and lowering maintenance budgets.

Wetstock management and specifically leak detection at fuel storage facilities is critical for protection of the environment, reducing occupational health and safety risk to site employees and the general public, and for maintaining effective business management processes for the owner.

With a plan to go global, EMS would like to collaborate with a Software Engineering student with intermediate coding expertise in C++ and SQL to assist us with the overhaul of their Greenscan software to prepare it for the global market, where it is planned to be deployed into a licensee and/or within end client IT environment.

To be successful internationally, EMS is positioning Greenscan to be used in-house so that the client or licensee can take advantage of lower labour and overhead costs, which has been the major barrier providing the ‘service’ out of Australia. This also creates a unique sales position competitively.

Research to be Conducted

The research component of this project is to consider the various options available to secure the code base to mitigate copying and to design and create an annual license token. The work scope is well defined as a code rebuild to simplify the application for remote support and ongoing updates.

Skills Required

We are looking for a PhD student with the following skills:
ESSENTIAL
• C++
• SQL

DESIRABLE
• Ruby,
• HTML, CSS,
• JavaScript frontend framework library

Expected Outcomes

1. Assist by making code changes and make recommendations to restructure the application database to be scalable in the global market.
2. Implement enhancements and new features to prepare Greenscan for the international market.
3. Diagnose and implement bug fixes to correct existing and new bugs as they are identified.
4. Log and track all developments including specification details

Additional Details

The intern will receive $3,000 per month of the internship, usually in the form of stipend payments.
It is expected that the intern will primarily undertake this research project during regular business hours, spending at least 80% of their time on-site with the industry partner. The intern will be expected to maintain contact with their academic mentor throughout the internship either through face-to-face or phone meetings as appropriate.
The intern and their academic mentor will have the opportunity to negotiate the project’s scope, milestones and timeline during the project planning stage.

To participate in the APR.Intern program, all applicants must satisfy the following criteria:
• Be a PhD student currently enrolled at an Australian university
• PhD candidature must be confirmed
• Applicants must have the written approval of their Principal Supervisor to undertake the internship. This approval must be submitted at the time of application.
• Internships are also subject to any requirements stipulated by the student’s and the academic mentor’s university

Applications Close

29 August 2018

Reference

INT – 0416