Engineering Intern

    • Job Tracking ID: 83067-274331
    • Job Location: Cranfield, GBR
    • Job Level: Student/Internship
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: December 14, 2018
    • Years of Experience: College
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Internship-Student Co-Opportunity

JOB ID: 83067-247517

Job Description:


As a global leader in IP-based satellite communications, we are the change agent, shaping the future of how the world connects. Our team is helping the world’s leading satellite operators and service providers capture the future through major innovation. The most fulfilling work of your career is waiting for you at iDirect…imagine your talent and energy paired with our vision and technical leadership: the sky is truly the limit!


About iDirect:


iDirect, a subsidiary of VT Systems, is transforming the way the world gets and stays connected.


The company’s satellite-based IP communications technology enables constant connectivity for voice, video and data applications in diverse and challenging environments. With more than 15 years of global satellite communications experience, iDirect serves customers in over 50 countries through a diverse network of service provider partners, including seven of the World Teleport Association’s Global Top Ten operators. Headquartered in Virginia USA, iDirect has offices in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America.


Satellite technology is one of the most rapidly developing sectors in the world today. People and businesses are demanding connectivity and data whenever and wherever they are, very often beyond the confines of physical connections. The ‘Internet of Things’ is rapidly becoming more commonplace, and the majority of devices simply cannot be connected to a physical data connection. This is just one of the growing areas in which iDirect’s satellite communication platform is already becoming widely accepted as the best solution.

iDirect are the thought leaders in the satellite communications sector; when people want to know how, when and why there will be advances in this area, iDirect are their first point of reference.

What we do here at Cranfield:


At our Cranfield based Web Development Centre of Excellence, we are responsible for the development of a number key components of the iDirect product, as well as providing professional services, training and product support to our global user-base. Satellite networks are complex systems; configuration, maintenance, monitoring and reporting is made a lot easier with our innovative web based Network Management System tools we develop here at Cranfield.


Our organisation as a whole is very much Scrum/Agile focused, and as such we work in diverse teams where thoughts and ideas are shared and collaboration is actively encouraged. This gives all our staff the opportunity to work across the product, really getting to understand exactly how and why it operates, and how it fits seamlessly within the larger iDirect communication platform.



Experience and Skills:

Required Experience:


What’s on offer?


  • The chance to actually have an input into and develop systems used across the world to enhance communication; our interns are not only here for work experience, they are here to be part of the team solving problems and developing solutions
  • An opportunity to work as part of not only a world-class team here in Cranfield, but also as part of our global team.
  • The chance to see your work used across the world; the vast majority of people will have used or accessed iDirect’s solutions without even realising it.
  • Exposure to a wide range of web tech; here at iDirect JavaScript, CSS/HTML, C++ and Perl are just some of the development languages we use on a daily basis.
  • Exposure to managing and utilizing the virtualized infrastructure based in AWS, VMWare
  • An opportunity to experience a Scrum/Agile focused environment; we work in diverse teams where thoughts and ideas are shared and collaboration is actively encouraged.


What makes you our intern?


  • You are excited by and demonstrate a passion for the latest developments in web technology
  • You enjoy regularly coming up with clever, creative solutions to difficult problems
  • You have strong communication skills, and enjoy sharing ideas and knowledge with technical and non-technical colleagues
  • You have exposure to and an interest in developing your skills in one or more of the following:
  • JavaScript, Angular
  • C++
  • Perl, nodeJS
  • Python
  • Linux, AWS, VMware


And the perks of the job?


  • This is a paid internship offering a competitive salary
  • Relaxed working environment - no stuffy dress code or crammed offices
  • Flexibility around start/finish dates
  • Free parking in an ‘out of town’ setting