Engineering Placement

by Sony Europe

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Job Details

17th December 2021
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Computer and Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics, Information Technology
South East

Engineering Student Placement Year 2022

If you want to do something extraordinary in your career, this is the place to be. We don’t just create technology, services and content. We enliven senses, capture moments and create new experiences daily. We have been at the forefront of consumer tech for decades, and we stay ahead by inspiring and fulfilling curiosity. This is the world you could be part of.

Sony Electronics has over six decades of innovation to our name, and we continue to drive the market forward. From the world's first Walkman to our latest OLED television, Sony stands for creativity and innovation. We pride ourselves on having employees who match up to those values and will continue to move us forward.

Wherever you find yourself in our business, you will be given the opportunity to understand, operate and develop our key business processes that help to make Sony what it is today. You will be given the opportunity to learn, grow and lay the building blocks for the bright career ahead of you.

We are also passionate about your development and to help you get the most out of the experience you will be part of a development module which will expose you to the other areas of the Sony family, our business leaders and get you working on some great projects. With a group of like-minded students, our student alumni and business experts, you’ll be joining a fantastic community where it’s all about taking risks, pushing the boundaries and changing the future.

Working in our fast-paced business functions we promise a life changing experience.

If you’re studying towards your Bachelor's degree and think you've got what it takes – Apply today!

Engineering - Innovation is fundamental to everything we do at Sony. Two of our key departments at Sony are offering engineering placements to motivated and passionate students:

Sony Visual Product Europe are the European TV design team with responsibility for the design, specification, testing and launch of Bravia TV related products into European markets. This department is offering three engineering intern roles:

Software Engineer Intern x2:

  • Working with state of the art platforms that use Android and Linux technologies, you will be part of our Software Quality Assurance team, evaluating and testing software in innovative ways for the next era
  • You will be challenged to develop AI software testing solutions for the very latest Bravia TV features and applications
  • Using your Python programming skills extensively, you will update the interface of the AI solution
  • You will be involved in Benchmarking and Competitive Analysis to look for innovation opportunities and report your findings to other SVPE teams and other stakeholders
  • You will be working on the latest Television technology and will play a part in the introduction of Sony’s next generation of flagship TV’s.

European Engineer Intern:

  • Joining the European Engineering team, you will be working in the areas of Digital Television technical specifications and technical market requirements
  • You will support the European Engineering team to capture and track requirements, check specifications, analyse data, and compare TV behaviour against specifications
  • Sony SES Technology Office focusing on Research & Development activities for our Image & Sensing solutions business is looking for one intern next year. The responsibilities will include
  • Internet of Things and Sensing Systems Solutions Development
  • Assist with electronics hardware and software development & testing of sensing system
  • Range of use-cases including industrial, recycling systems and agriculture
  • Hands-on work in laboratory and with various test setup
  • Likely some exposure to proof-of-concept trials in the field

Your profile:

  • Studying towards a degree in Electronic Engineering, Software Engineering, Technology, or Computer Science Degree
  • Language: English (fluent
  • Excellent Communication skill
  • Must be able to work as part of a cross-disciplinary team, demonstrate a methodical approach to work and attention to details
  • Good understanding and experience with Python programming language
  • Use of Raspberry Pi and/or Arduino is a plus
  • Interest in: Machine learning, IoT devices, environmental sensing, imaging, AI/ML, wireless communications, edge-processing, cloud,
  • Open-minded and proactive

What do we offer?

  • A one year, full time work experience program for undergraduate students from July 2022 until July 2023.
  • Be part of a global player in the consumer electronics industry
  • Unique and business driven experiency
  • Exposure to leading edge technology
  • Business and commercial understanding
  • Opportunity to demonstrate your potential
  • Core development experience
  • Diverse and international work environment
  • Being part of a network of intern
  • Paid internship

Our recruitment process:

The job posting will be open until 21st of December 2021. The selected candidates will be invited to perform a video interview during December & January.

The shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview specifically in the first half of February in our office in Weybridge or virtually.

Bring your uniqueness to Sony

We recognize that each and every one of us is original and different. Diversity and inclusion are in our DNA, they drive innovation. We empower our people to achieve one goal: to fill the world with emotion, through the power of creativity and technology.

About Sony

WE ARE SONY. Our spirit of innovation and challenge has created those special moments that make people say ‘wow’. How? By harnessing the world’s most powerful source of creativity: our people. Because ‘wow’ experiences are never a product of processes or procedures. They’re only made possible by liberating the passion and potential of the truly talented to do what excites them most.

We are a global organization and seek individuals from a variety of generations, socioeconomic and educational backgrounds, and sexual orientations. Our employees are courageous, unique and diverse. They’re comfortable expressing their thoughts and opinions freely, and possess an unwavering passion and pride to deliver exceptional experiences to our customers.

How to apply

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Please note that applications may close before the application deadline, so apply early to avoid disappointment.

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