Vacancy Details

Technical Development Intern at Localz - Exclusive to UCL Summer Internship Scheme
Location: London
Position: IT
Salary: London Living Wage (£9.75 per hour)
Date Posted: 20 March 2017
Vacancy Type: UCL Internship
Job Description:
Company: Localz Europe
Job title: Technical Development Intern
Job type: Summer Internship
Location: London, SE1 1SZ
Salary: London Living Wage (£9.75)
Start date: 10th July 2017
Duration: 6 weeks full-time - 10th July until 18th August 2017
Deadline: 10am Monday 3rd April 2017

The Company

Localz provides logistics, retail and utility businesses with the solutions they need to win at the last mile. Whether receiving a delivery or collecting a parcel, real-time transparency, simplicity and control are the expectations of the new on-demand customer.

Founded in Melbourne Australia by former banking technologists, Localz have brought years of experience working in banking and big 4 consulting to the start-up world. We make last mile innovations work in the real world at scale for enterprises. What sets us apart is our expertise in location and mobile technology and our ability to integrate this cutting edge technology with enterprise legacy environments.
With all development done in Melbourne, Australia, enterprise experience is complemented with digital native graduates from top universities in Australia. Experience with enterprise systems coupled with expertise in UI and design, mobile technologies, location technology, the latest development languages, methodologies and platforms has created the world’s leading last mile solution for enterprise.
Localz technology is in more than 10% of UK smartphones and more than 5% of Australian smartphones.

The aims of this Internship

This internship aims to integrate an intern into our current processes, and give them the opportunity to work face to face with our clients to understand, define, build and implement their product specifications. 

Work across our business and technical development teams to understand, define, build and implement changes to core products to meet the specifications of our customers.
Define requirements and scope for a program of technical change
Build out and testing (as part of a team) elements of our technical products to agreed specifications and scope
Participate in project management (Agile) for the project, and engage with client management activities 

Experience of working with our technical build team in both Java Script and ReactNative
Project management experience (Agile Sprint)
Experience of customer management
Experience of defining and scoping technical requirements

Activities, duties and responsibilities

During the internship, the intern will manage a small project for one of our clients, which can either be part of an optimisation work flow for a current client, or a new solution for a new client. Ideally, the intern will have a working knowledge of Java Script and key phases of this project will likely include;
Initial solution scoping and approach planning
Defining of customer requirements and workload prioritisation
Customer communication and relationship management
Technical building of features
Solution Implementation and review.

An intern will work with our business development team in London, and remotely with our technical development team based in Melbourne. Localz use Agile project management principles, and each of our technical scrums is 2 weeks in length. For an 8 week internship, an intern will have the opportunity to meet clients, suggest solutions, define scope and work with our development team in Melbourne to build, test and implement the solution. 

An intern will also have the opportunity to get involved in any other areas of our business in which they are interested, from sales meetings to client roadmap reviews.

Skills and Experience that will be useful for this internship - these will be used to shortlist candidates

Ideally the intern will have a technical background, with a working knowledge of Java Script. To built our apps we use React and ReactNative, if a candidate has knowledge of or experience with this it would be useful, but not essential as you’ll be working with our team of experts.
An understanding of restful APIs and best practices would be useful, as well as general knowledge of cloud infrastructure, specifically AWS.

We’re looking for someone enthusiastic and innovative, who gets stuff done. Attitude and personality are just as important as technical skill, must be fabulous to fit in 💅


Please note: If you are successful in being made an offer from the company for this internship, you will need to complete an Internship Agreement Letter and return this to UCL Careers before the internship starts.

Benefits and Tangible Skills the intern will gain

Client Management experience, working with multiple enterprise customers across  many industry verticles
Project Management experience
Technical build experience
Experience of working within an international team


UCL Degree courses that would be most relevant for this role

The opportunity is open to all UCL courses but the following courses/ faculties may be of particular relevance:

  • UCL Computer Science
  • UCL School of Management

This opportunity is part of the UCL Careers Summer Internship Scheme. Part of the wage for the successful intern is provided by Santander Universities, but the successful intern will be paid the full amount through the host company's payroll as normal.

Note: By applying for this vacancy below, you confirm that you are a current UCL student, recent UCL graduate or member of UCL research staff only. You must submit a cover letter tailored specifically to this role as part of the application.

Due to the high amount of interest that we receive for each of our roles, we will unfortunately be unable to respond to each application individually. Only successful applicants will be contacted directly by the recruiter offering this vacancy.

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