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Our Uniper COO Digital Evolution team are at the cutting edge of bringing digitalisation to Uniper's asset business. Through the application of powerful and connected technology we work to deliver the complex challenges of this sector while striving for decarbonisation and a greener energy focus. This is your chance to learn and develop over a year placement with Uniper, but also make a real difference to how an entire industry works.

We are Uniper

At Uniper, we are pro-actively transforming the world of energy whilst at the same time ensuring security of energy supply. As an internationally operating company, we work in very diverse teams with the greatest possible working time flexibility for our employees. Our corporate culture is characterized by equal opportunities, mutual appreciation, and respect. With us, you will be able to develop new business models, work on technological solutions for a modern, sustainable, and future-oriented energy supply as well as pro-actively help to shape changes. Interested? Then we will look forward to meeting you!

Your responsibilities

The 48-52 week placement is an exciting opportunity to be a part of the COO Digital Evolution teams. A major part of this role will be the new development, maintenance and upgrading of key products and software that are critical to both the company and industry. Platform solutions range across tools monitoring and predicting power generation asset health, and optimising business and asset performance, to risk management and market modelling.

Live projects include harnessing generative AI techniques to surface meaning from the deep engineering knowledge in thousands of technical reports written over the many decades of our business, and bringing computer vision and augmented reality to how we support plant inspections and deliver services in industrial environments.

As part of the placement, you’ll be working alongside software engineers, data scientists, creatives and a vast array of domain experts. Combined with getting a mentor and technical training, the placement will allow you to develop significantly over the course of your time with Uniper. There may also be the opportunity for international travel.

We are open to a hybird working model for this placement, the exact frequency/expectations can be discussed with the hiring manager at interview stage.

Your profile

To be a part of this area, you’ll need to be studying a Computer Science or closely related degree. You should have an understanding of working with web applications, full stack software engineering and agile development.

Key activities will include:

  • Maintenance & Support of the software, infrastructure, environment & deployment pipelines for the digital platforms;
  • Working with colleagues & teams across Uniper to create a world-class platform for our power generation and energy storage assets;
  • Service desk support;
  • Software development of new digital solutions;
  • UX design opportunities;
  • Working in a DevOps environment to complete bug fixes and enhancements.

You’ll ideally hold experience with;

  • Programming skills – Python, .NET Framework or similar
  • JavaScript libaries – React or similar
  • Snowflake, Cosmos & SQL databases
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microservices

What you will gain from the placement

  • DevOps and Agile methodology and working practices;
  • Programming, Kubernetes, Docker, database and cloud skills;
  • Working on industrial-scale AI and ML projects.
  • Communication and soft skills working in a commercial environment;
  • Experience in the energy sector and digital engineering.

Your benefits

At Uniper, we not only reward our employees with attractive salaries, an excellent company pension and health related benefits for their hard work and dedication to shaping the future energy transition. You can also expect a supportive working culture that offers a wide range of creative and innovative ideas. We enable various flexible working arrangements, whilst also supporting with home office equipment.

Through regular training and workshops, together we work towards visualising yourself in our company as if it were your own. We support you in highlighting your individual potential, achieving your personal goals, and reaching your ambitions. We invite you to become part of our diverse company with international colleagues from more than 80 countries. As an employer, Uniper has committed itself to providing special support to certain areas:

  • Competitive salary
  • Personal development and Learning opportunities
  • Enhanced company pension – With up to 12% company contributions
  • 26 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Electric vehicle charging at our sites
  • In house Occupational Health Services
  • Company funded Private Medical Insurance including free GP service
  • Performance related benefits
  • Access to a range of flexible benefits such as Share Incentive Plan, Dental, Critical Illness and Life Insurance, Cycle2Work or buy and sell extra holiday
  • Future career opportunities (UK & International) with a strong focus on Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Our employees are the reason for our success. Therefore, you will find many other benefits at the local level to help you reach your potential. Energy evolutionary wanted!

As an employer, Uniper is committed to diversity and equal opportunities. Therefore, we encourage applications from suitably qualified individuals whose capabilities match the role requirements regardless of gender, origin, disability, age, religion, ideology, sexual identity or marital status. We live inclusion and support flexible working.


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