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Vermont Employer Highlight: Jobs in Aerospace…in Vermont!

We bet you weren’t aware that there is a vibrant aerospace industry here in Vermont. The industry creates 9,500 jobs in commercial aviation and around 3,600 manufacturing positions! You can learn more via the Vermont Edition story, “Flying Under the Radar: Vermont’s Aerospace Industry

We’d like to highlight two companies who have open positions in software engineering. A great opportunity for our CS seniors and alums!

Beta Technologies

Based in South Burlington, Beta Technologies specializes in the design and development of electric aircraft including advanced flight control and electric propulsion systems, with a focus on clean aviation technology. Their creative and analytical engineering team practice fundamental and innovative engineering. Specialties include software development, system integration, power system design, algorithm development, thermal analysis, sensing and control systems.

They are currently hiring for a Software Engineer position. You can send your resume to careers@beta.team.

Liquid Measurement Systems

Based in Georgia, Vermont, Liquid Measurement Systems (LMS) is one of Vermont’s fastest growing aerospace companies, and a leader in aerospace fuel measurement technologies. They specialize in the design, development, certification and manufacture of components for commercial and military aircraft.

LMS is known for its proprietary, electro-mechanical products that operate using embedded software. Their designs are customer- and platform-unique, and undergo rigorous qualification and certification before entering production.

They are currently hiring a Software Engineer II – which does require a few years of experience, so great for a CS alum!

Why Liberal Arts Degrees Are Valuable In Tech

Think you need a STEM degree to succeed in technology? Think again.

Great article by Sharon Florentine, Senior Writer at CIO. Read the full article here.

In a technology-driven, increasingly digital world, you might think only those with STEM degrees, such as computer science, engineering, technology or mathematics, can succeed. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

In fact, as AI-powered voice assistants and other connected devices get smarter and further permeate our lives, the need for professionals with liberal arts degrees will only increase, according to Matt Eyring, chief innovation and strategy officer at Vivint Smart Home.

Why? Because technology is only one component of today’s business models; human behavior and the human-machine interface count for much more. The future of tech isn’t solely about designing the robot, systems, and back-end technologies; it’s about creating the human-robot interaction and that requires a different set of skills, Eyring says.

A higher degree of soft-skills competency brings improved effectiveness and improved organizational results, and that in turn drives greater employee engagement and retention,” says Kevin King, founder and CEO of Transformation Point, a management consulting and assessment firm, in a webcast for Society of Human Resource Management.”

Two Great Summer Internships at IBM

Application deadline November 30th.

Software Developer Intern

IBM CIO (Chief Information Office) Organization is looking for innovative talent who bring fresh new ideas to create a productive environment for all IBMers across the globe through their internship program offering. Their mission is to provide the best work experience in a digital workplace to all IBM employees and consequently positively impact on the way IBM delivers what their clients need.

Are you interested in working in an innovative and collaborative environment for the summer? If so, this is your chance to work in the first IBM area to become agile and to create meaningful solutions that impact their technology and business transformation for a new business era – all in just one summer!

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Minimum of 1-year experience in programming and software development using at least two programming languages, preferably Java, C++, Python, Node.js and/or R
  • Knowledge of Object-Oriented Programming constructs and design principles
  • Knowledge of development and deployment on a cloud-based environment like IBM BlueMix, AWS, Azure, etc.
  • Minimum of 1-year experience using problem solving skills such as: Analyze causes using existing techniques or tools, prepare and recommend solution alternatives
  • Ability to collaborate with others
  • Ability to challenge the validity of given procedures & processes with the intent to enhance and improve
  • Demonstrated experience in working with business leaders to design solutions
  • Enrolled in a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Information Technology, Management Information Systems or a similar degree program

Learn more in Handshake.

CIO Data Scientist Intern

  • Explore and examine data from multiple, disparate data sources
  • Sift through all incoming data with the objective of discovering previously hidden insights
  • Recommendations may be related to user experience, DevOps or improved code quality
  • Develop quantitative models to solve business challenges
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Candidate should be advanced in a single coding language such as R or Python
  • Understanding of statistics and mathematical techniques and their applications
  • Minimum of 1 year experience using problem solving skills such as: Analyze causes using existing techniques or tools, prepare and recommend solution alternatives
  • Ability to absorb professional knowledge quickly and develop skills
  • Ability to draw upon professional concepts to collaborate with others to carry out assigned duties
  • Ability to challenge the validity of given procedures and processes with the intent to enhance and improve
  • Enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or other qualitative field

Learn more in Handshake.

Software Development at REAL Software Systems

Application deadline November 17th.

Real Software Systems (RSS) is looking for motivated individuals to join their growing team.

New projects are being taken on to update and expand their product offering through .Net and other web based technologies.
Desired Knowledge/Skills:
  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related STEM degrees
  • Proactive and detail-oriented
  • Object-oriented, event-based software design exposure
  • Excellent communication, analytical, and problem resolution skills
  • Experience with Windows or Web environments
  • Experience with or desire to learn one or more of the following technologies:
  • SQL Server, T-SQL
  • C#
  • Silverlight
  • Javascript, jQuery, HTML, CSS
  • Web Services
  • ORM via Microsoft’s Entity Framework
  • WPF
  • Enterprise N-tier architecture

RSS is a medium-sized company currently located in Los Angeles, Boston, and London. RSS is an apolitical environment where corporate hierarchies are purposely kept to a minimum. Members of their team (even new ones) enjoy a unique amount of responsibility. They encourage collaboration and the open exploration of ideas. As a result, their team members feel that RSS has many of the most attractive features of a start-up with the security and rewards of a well- established company. RSS provides opportunities for rapid professional growth based on a team member’s interests and abilities. One of the greatest benefits of the RSS environment is its intellectually stimulating and interdisciplinary work setting.

Learn more in Handshake.

Winter Term Mentoring Programs/ Social Media Coordinator at STRiDE Foundation

Great opportunity for PSYC and FMMC majors! Application deadline November 4th

Stride Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to empowering girls and women through sports mentoring.

Stride’s Mentoring Program/Social Media Coordinator makes the mentoring magic happen by overseeing mentoring programs that run in the winter months: Sisters in Sport basketball mentoring; Snow Stars Alpine at the Snow Bowl and Snow Stars Nordic at Rikert Ski Touring Center.

Coordinator organizes mentoring between college team mentors and mentees. Coordinator also attends events, takes photos and video and updates web site and social media. Coordinator organizes end of season celebration for Sisters in Sport program. Internship is a minimum of 25 hours per week and requires some travel to mentoring events. Excellent opportunity to gain experience working in non-profit sector in communications and programs.

Learn more in Handshake.

Associate Product Manager at Schmidt Futures

Application deadline 11/5.

The Schmidt Futures Challenges Project is now accepting applications for the initial cohort of its Associate Product Manager (APM) program, an entrepreneurial group of technologists who are motivated to change the world, eager to learn, and adept at seeing and bringing out the best in others. Through the APM program, Schmidt Futures, founded by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, brings together these talented young leaders with technical training in computer and data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence–fields central to unlocking progress.
Over the course of a two-year term, APMs will receive a broad exposure to how science and technology can be used to improve people’s lives.  They will receive personalized leadership training, have opportunities to deepen their technical skills, participate in APM class trips to field sites in the U.S. and around the world, regularly meet in small groups with CEOs and world leaders, and be mentored by a network of distinguished figures in technology, including Eric Schmidt, who served as CEO of Google and then executive chairman of Alphabet from 2001 to 2017.  At the conclusion of the two years, the APM will exit the Challenges Project, with many options at her disposal for onward advancement in the technology industry and policy world, including the ability to continue work on the selected Challenge in a commercial, non-profit or academic context, often with Schmidt Futures support.

Futures in STEM: Women in Academia and Research Panel

Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in Hillcrest 103

There will be a guided discussion and Q&A session regarding their paths to professorship, research, and experiences as women in STEM academia.

Panelists will be:

  • Shelby Kimmel, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Middlebury
  • Mary Jane Simpson, Assistant Laboratory Professor in Chemistry/Biochemistry at Middlebury
  • Lisa Dion, Lecturer in Computer Science at UVM
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This event is hosted by WiCS++

Refreshments and pizza will be served.