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Software Engineer - Virtual Reality Internship

Company: Diabetes.co.uk    Location: University of Warwick

Diabetes.co.uk is the worlds most active and engaged diabetes community, owned and operated by Diabetes Digital Media. We´ve got over 650,000 members - that´s more than 10% of people living with diabetes in the UK.

We provide intelligent, digital health interventions that are changing the lives of millions of people. We´re starting by reversing as many of the 375m cases of type 2 diabetes as we can with our Low Carb Program.

Our evidence-based digital health interventions, like the Low Carb Program, have been featured in the New Scientist, The Times, Daily Mail, Sky News and BBC with thousands of people placing their type 2 diabetes into remission (reversal). Why is this significant? Because type 2 diabetes was once thought of as a disease that is chronic and progressive - but it is not, and by demonstrating that, we are changing the future of medicine. We´ve already saved the NHS £6.9m in medication savings in just a year.

As a result, we are hiring a roll-up-your-sleeves passionate, meticulous Software Engineer specialising in Virtual/Augmented Reality .

We are building the team that will is changing the understanding of type 2 diabetes by reversing it with AI-led education and are looking for a new computer science or computer engineering graduate.

The position requires background interest in VR/AR to support our efforts to continue developing software technology used to model the learning environment and complex learning systems for behaviour change implementation and maintenance. Candidates should have great interest in VR/AR software development, have had an outstanding coding level, and most of all, possess a great passion to contribute to changing the world for the better.

This work takes place in a highly stimulating and dynamic environment that is critical in health innovation. This position requires a self-motivated, capable person wanting to work in a team-oriented, friendly, but demanding, environment. The ideal individual should have strong verbal and written communication skills, and strong customer relationship skills.

Above all, the individual will have a positive, can-do attitude, be flexible, and be willing to take on new assignments and responsibilities as they arise.

VR/AR Software Development Engineer duties and responsibilities include:

  • Develop VR/AR prototype systems to meet client requirements
  • Contribute to VR/AR training systems in support of astronaut training
  • Contribute to the development of VR Lab software products
  • Maintain state-of-the-art skills in VR/AR and act as a resource in VR/AR development
  • Assist in the daily operations of the JSC Virtual Reality Lab training facility as needed

Open for interns, new graduates and those with experience. Preference for 6-12 months relevant work VR/AR experience which can include student internships, co-ops, or support of university computing labs or research facilities, etc.

Required Skills:

  • Strong computer and software skills in both Linux and Windows environments using C/C++.
  • Individual must have strong customer focus with willingness and desire to go above and beyond to respond to a clients needs.
  • Must be a highly responsible, team-oriented individual with strong communication skills and work ethic.

Desired Skills:

  • Human computer interaction system design experience.
  • Experience with Unity and/or Unreal graphics engines.
  • Experience with Vive / Lighthouse system, Oculus Rift system, and/or Microsoft Mixed Reality systems.
  • Experience with other graphical tools such as Blender, AC3D, Maya, Photoshop, GIMP, etc., a plus.

What you can expect from and the perks of the company: We´re a driven and dynamic team with a passion for making a difference. This undoubtedly comes with opportunities and benefits!

Job Types: Internship

Job Type: Internship