We are recruiting placement students to join us for one year starting in summer 2022. *This is a paid placement*

Consult Red is an employee-owned company and a trusted partner to some of the world's largest brands. We're an R&D technology partner that develops cutting-edge 'Internet of Things (IoT) smart, connected products, video and broadband end-user equipment,
streaming TV devices, networks and platforms. Connected devices and systems developed by Consult Red are currently in more than 30 million homes around the world.

Our story started in 2003 when five friends founded the company in Shipley, West Yorkshire. Since then, we've grown a lot. We work with theworld's leading media operators, including Liberty Global (Virgin, UPC), Comcast (Sky) and Directv, and in the last 12 months
along we’ve grown our team in the UK, Poland and the US by 40%. We're now over 220 people globally, working collaboratively to provide an industry-leading consultancy service across software development, hardware, embedded, and cloud technologies.

We're proud to be an employee-owned business.  At Consult Red, everyone has a stake, and everyone has a say. The employees are the business owners, and we work together with shared values and purpose towards our common goals. We want every team member to feel empowered, have a say in our future, and share in our success. 

COVID-19-related changes

Due to COVID-19, our staff, for the most part, have been working from home and therefore the interviews for this role are likely to take place online. However, if you are local and wish to have an interview at the office, this can now be arranged.

The placement student role is based in our Shipley, West Yorkshire, UK office (close to Leeds and Bradford), and we hope that by the time you start with us in summer 2022 you will be able to join us in the office. Depending on the situation nearer the time, some amount of home working may be required.

In Brief:

You’ll join us on an initial 12-month placement and, after getting up to speed working on internal projects, you’ll become part of an Agile development team; working in a fast-paced, customer-facing software development role. This will give you a great grounding in embedded software design, as well as commercial experience of C++ and Java, and exposure to technologies such as Android.

This role will challenge you and push you out of your comfort zone, so we’re looking for bright, able students with sound theoretical knowledge, an ability to learn “on the job”, and excellent interpersonal skills.

Most of all, we’re looking for people that are passionate about embedded technology and who want to expand their horizons in an exciting and fast-moving area of the technology industry.

Successful applicants are likely to be covering the following areas during their degree studies:

  • Computer architecture
  • Software engineering
  • Object-oriented design
  • Programming in a range of languages, ideally including one or more of C, C++ and Java
  • Experience using software development tools including IDEs (for example, Eclipse), version control systems (for example, Git, Mercurial or Subversion), compilers and debuggers
  • Familiarity with Linux operating systems and common command line tools

Applicants Must:

  • Be studying for an undergraduate honours degree in Computer Science, Computer Systems Engineering or a similar subject
  • Have completed at least two years of study by summer 2022
  • Have excellent communication skills in English (written and spoken)
  • Have excellent problem-solving skills

Our Recruitment Process:

Once you submit your CV, we’ll send you a short online form asking you to confirm a couple of details. This will then go directly to our team to review.

If your background looks like a good match, we'll ask you to complete a short technical test and, providing that goes well, we’ll want to meet you for an online interview, to find out more about your knowledge, your experience and what makes you tick.

Please click apply to register your interest and to find out more. We’ll be in touch really soon.