We are a lively, growing software company based in the centre of Oxford. We have expanded from just 2 people in 1989 to over 100 today. We have kept our interest in software that makes a useful contribution to society. We develop custom software in health, research and engineering, while our products are used to manage the delivery of social care in over 80 local councils.
We are looking for someone with a can-do attitude to work on custom software projects in our “Innovation Delivery” team. During your time with OCC you will have the opportunity to collaborate with experienced software engineers, attend team meetings and contribute to one or two of our custom software projects.

Applicant Profile

We are looking for our Intern to be creative, analytical and have a passion for software development to join our team. We are open to candidates from STEM subjects who have an interest in software development or are currently undertaking a degree in computer science or a related subject at Oxford University. The skills and qualities we are looking for are a talent for software (using any technology), a fast learner and a good communicator.

Project Summary

Our work is varied and we cannot say what projects will be running when you join us, but we can say it will be innovative and in engineering, health or science.
Here are some projects which we have recently been working on:

  • An AWS-based integration of software applications for modelling transport. We are delivering data visualisation, user interface, user research and system integration. The geospatial data is presented using a JavaScript library called MapBox. The business layer is C#.
  • We support a local project, Ami, which connects people in our community. We built the web portal (https://www.withami.co.uk/) for matching people seeking informal social support with local volunteers. This is a growing initiative and there is always more that we can add to the site which is built as a straightforward Microsoft MVC ASP.Net application.
  • We built a web application for use on smartphones by patients with a specific health condition. The app allows the user group to report how their symptoms develop over time. This is scientific research and the app needs to meet strict requirements on the delivery and recording of content. This is a responsive application built with React.js.

We also have projects that are building tools for our own internal use. Working on these is a good way to get started if a lot of what we do is new to you – but you will be supported. You will be within a mixed team which will include experienced engineers. You can contribute ideas, design, code and test strategies according to your strengths. Your code will be reviewed by someone in your team – and you will review their code in turn.

Most of our work uses Microsoft DevOps with Visual Studio C# and Azure, often with React.js on the front end, but we aim to use the right tool for the project and if that means Java, AWS, or PHP that’s fine. If your experience is with scripting, another OO language, HTML, CSS or JavaScript, these are all useful. We will give you time and support to learn new technologies with us.

Diversity

OCC welcomes diversity amongst its staff and seeks to ensure that all employees and candidates for employment are afforded equal opportunities.
Our policy is that no applicant or member of staff will be treated less favourably than another because of his or her sex, race, class, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, sexuality, age, religion, belief, or physical or mental disability.

We are always striving to increase diversity within OCC, with the aim of achieving equal opportunity and representation for all employees. We have accreditations from The Tech talent Charter and Disability Confident Scheme. With this we ensure both current and prospective employees understand that we have a positive outlook on diversity and disability in the workplace.

Supporting Students with Disabilities

Our building is easily accessible, we have a ramp at the main entrance of the building and a lift. We are open to adjusting for an employee’s individual needs on a case by case basis. Our policies are outlined in our company.

At OCC, we work in information technology because we enjoy the challenges and we see the positive impact IT has on business and society.

Due to the nature of our work with local government clients, please note that we request a DBS check as part of our recruitment process.

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How to Apply

If you’re interested, we’d like to hear from you! We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Please apply on Oxford University’s Careers: www.oxford.targetconnect.net

Please send all enquiries to recruitment@oxfordcc.co.uk