Data Architecture

Location: Docklands, VIC

Duration: 5 months

Proposed start date: ASAP

Keywords: Programming Languages, Information Management, Database Architecture, Data standards, Cloud Based Eco-systems, Verbal Skills, Communication, Problem-solving Abilities

Project Background

Advancements in digital technology present never-ending opportunity for improvement; improvements in how we run our organisations, improvements in peoples’ lives and improvements in the environment. Aurecon’s Digital Futures team exists to enable Aurecon and their clients to use technology to drive positive change.

Aurecon’s Digital Futures team has a single focus, on understanding and utilising digital innovation. They actively explore emerging trends and technologies (referred to as Horizon 3), and work in parallel with delivery teams to help them imagine how their specific domains might be improved and complemented through the use of these emerging trends and technologies.

Digital Futures has developed a range of powerful digital products that support their projects and clients to manage their asset bases. Whilst standalone products in their own right, there is significant value to integrating these products into a single eco-system where they work together to capture consistent and structured data that can be used for sophisticated analysis.

Research to be Conducted

As part of an agile digital development team you will support Aurecon to develop a strategy and framework that will inform how digital products are integrated, how databases are structured, how data is standardized and how to get analytics out of the data that is captured through the eco-system of products.

Skills Required

Aurecon are looking for a PhD student with the following skills:

• Modern programming languages such as .net, C#, Java or Python
• Good understanding of information management
• Experience with database architecture & data standards
• Knowledge of cloud based eco-systems
• Strong verbal & written communication skills
• Strong analytical skills, with excellent problem-solving abilities

• Experience with Azure favourable, but not a requirement

Expected Outcomes

The expected outcome of the project will be a MVP working eco-system model.

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


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