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What’s in it for me?

The best beginning to a good end. Socionext is seeking students who are looking for that special opportunity. Regardless of whether you would like to write your thesis with us or just want to be a working student, we offer you the next level: immersion and practical involvement in industrial projects. 

What’s in it for me?

The best beginning to a good end. Socionext is seeking students who are looking for that special opportunity. Whether you’d like to write your thesis with us, or join us as a working student or intern: we offer immersion and practical involvement in exciting industrial projects.

We are …

SoC (System-On-Chip), our core business area
I/O, Input and Output, a fundamental element constituting semiconductors, with Imaging and Optical networks as our core technologies
Next, forward-thinking, looking to the future
 … all over the world.

… all over the world.

Socionext is a leading global provider of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions that is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. In Europe, we concentrate on image processing and network technology for applications in the automotive, optical network technology, industrial and consumer segments. We have local design teams in Braunschweig, Langen and Maidenhead, UK, and our customers also receive support from our Graphics Competence Centre in Neuried near Munich.

 … all over the world.

… all over the world.

Socionext is a leading global provider of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions headquartered in Japan. In Europe, we concentrate on image processing and network technology for applications in the automotive, optical network technology, industrial and consumer segments. We have local design teams in Braunschweig, Langen and Maidenhead, UK, and our customers also receive support from our Graphics Competence Center in Neuried near Munich.

 … at our site in Braunschweig.

… at our site in Braunschweig.

Our subsidiary in Braunschweig started operation in 2014 and is now occupied by 40 specialists who work in analogue circuit design, digital circuit implementation, verification, testing, application support and marketing.

 … at our site in Linz, Austria.

… at our site in Linz, Austria.

Our subsidiary in Linz, Austria, commenced operations in 2000 and today serves as a base for some 50 software developers who create embedded systems for the automotive market with a focus on 2D and 3D graphics applications.

 … young, well-known and future-oriented.

… young, well-known and future-oriented.

Created from the LSI segments of Fujitsu and Panasonic, which were steeped in tradition, Socionext went into business in March 2015. Around 2,600 employees now work for our young corporation worldwide. Our purpose, which is to develop better technologies for the society of the future, is based on innovation and openness.

 … a dynamic high-tech company offering total cutting-edge technology.

… a dynamic high-tech company offering total cutting-edge technology.

Our international development team is continually working on the next generation of SoC solutions for a large number of complex applications. Our demanding customers, who are predominantly in the communication, automotive and industrial sectors, receive the world’s best technology and therefore guarantee their products’ modern intelligence

 … a dynamic high-tech company offering total cutting-edge technology.

… a dynamic high-tech company offering total cutting-edge technology.

Our international development team is continually working on the next generation of SoC solutions for a large number of complex applications. Our demanding customers, who are predominantly in the communication, automotive and industrial sectors, receive the world’s best technology for their products.

You are …

 … fascinated by maximum complexity within a minimum area.

… fascinated by maximum complexity within a minimum area.

You are not only an enthusiastic user, but also an avid supporter of tiny structure widths, which means we are able to impress you immediately with “leading-edge silicon technology”. You also study at a university or recognised extra-occupational institution and are enrolled on a degree course in electrical engineering, electronics and circuit technology, or information technology with a focus on integrated circuit technology.

 … fascinated by computer graphics and their use in the automotive market.

… fascinated by computer graphics and their use in the automotive market.

You are passionate about computer graphics, be it in games, industrial applications or in our field: automotive applications. You enjoy developing software and solving tricky programming tasks. You study informatics at a university or polytechnic.

 … ‘right in the middle of’ or on the ‘home straight’ of your degree.

… ‘right in the middle of’ or on the ‘home straight’ of your degree.

You are ‘right in the middle of’ your degree and are now looking for a real challenge at a company as a working student. Alternatively, you may already be on the ‘home straight’ and looking for an interesting subject for your dissertation or for an unusual project that allows you to work as part of an international team and be guided by an experienced mentor. If either of these situations sound like yours, welcome to Socionext!

 … right in the middle of or on the home straight of your degree.

… right in the middle of or on the home straight of your degree.

You are right in the middle of your degree and are now looking for a real challenge at a company as a working student or intern. Alternatively, you may already be on the home straight and looking for an interesting subject for your dissertation or for an unusual project that allows you to work as part of an international team and be guided by an experienced mentor. If either of these situations sound like yours, welcome to Socionext!

 … ready to turn theory into practice.

… ready to turn theory into practice.

Having completed your first few semesters, you are already a confident programmer, have a good basic knowledge of integrated circuit technology and have a keen interest in SoC technologies. In addition, you are familiar with simulation, verification and layout tools. Ideally, you will also have had a little experience with Cadence and/or Mentor and offer the creative and planning talent required to take our products further forward.

 … ready to turn theory into practice.

… ready to turn theory into practice.

Having completed your first few semesters, you are already a confident programmer and have a good basic knowledge of C++. Ideally, you have also had some exposure to graphics software development and embedded software development.

 … a team player.

… a team player.

You are determined to get things done, but relaxed when doing them. You use your initiative and are independent and analytical when working on a project. You ask questions and enjoy tinkering and testing things out. You are not satisfied with the first result you get, but persevere until you achieve the best possible result. As you are team-minded, communicative, a thinker and keen to get involved, you quickly become part of the whole. Incidentally, diversity is natural in our international business world, as is the use of English as a second company language.

You can expect …

 … the Socionext world.

… the Socionext world.

In our world, people are the key to success. We look for and employ people who create real value through their work. Our drive is better technologies for the society of the future, and our culture is to keep the fun factor going, even when our work gets tough.

 … plenty of spirit, a small team and a short route to your own project.

… plenty of spirit, a small team and a short route to your own project.

We are not a start-up, but a spin-off. We know what we’re doing and want more. Part of an important corporation, our development team in Braunschweig consists of 40 engineers with international experience. Our design projects extend far beyond our site’s premises and contribute to the corporation’s global activities. We pursue ideas and goals with great passion – and appreciate anyone who helps us realise them. You are guaranteed, with your first job to have an immediate effect on and close proximity to product development – right from the beginning.

 … plenty of spirit, a small team and a short route to your own project.

… plenty of spirit, a small team and a short route to your own project.

 … a lean structure and healthy fruit.

… a lean structure and healthy fruit.

In our corporate culture, everyone exerts an influence – through their ideas, skills and cheerfulness. We don’t have lengthy phasing-in periods, major obstacles to hurdle or meetings that seem to go on forever. Instead, we help to make our working environment as pleasant as possible by providing an abundant supply of drinks and fresh fruit.

 … a lean structure and healthy fruit.

… a lean structure and healthy fruit.

In our corporate culture, everyone makes an impact – through their ideas, skills and cheerfulness. We don’t have lengthy phasing-in periods, major obstacles to hurdle or meetings that seem to go on forever. Instead, we help to make our working environment as pleasant as possible by providing an abundant supply of drinks and fresh fruit.

 … plenty of support and a passion for knowledge enhancement.

… plenty of support and a passion for knowledge enhancement.

The advantage of having an experienced mentor is that they can give you something. A number of different engineers will help you with the daily activities involved in the practical side of your stay with us, but your mentor will be on hand to assist you with the theoretical principles as well and, in particular, help you outline and structure your dissertation. Training and enabling talented people to develop further is our passion – and leads to fresh ideas and creative solutions.  

 … plenty of support and a passion for knowledge enhancement.

… plenty of support and a passion for knowledge enhancement.

The advantage of having an experienced mentor is that they can give you something. A number of different software developers will help you with the daily activities involved in the practical side of your stay with us, but your mentor will be on hand to assist you with the theoretical principles as well and, in particular, help you outline and structure your dissertation. Training and enabling talented people to develop further is our passion – and leads to fresh ideas and creative solutions.

What’s important …

 … is the process and the steps that follow.

… is the process and the steps that follow.

We’re pleased that you’re interested in our company. Regardless of whether you would simply like to be a working student or want to prepare and complete your dissertation with us, we will give you projects, subjects and mentors that challenge and encourage you in every respect.

If you are going to be working on a dissertation, we will, if necessary, decide on a guiding theme together, taking your predefined selection of topics into consideration. This guiding theme will then be outlined in more detail, and an initial structure will be worked out and presented for further adjustment. Once the structure has been approved, you can begin the practical work and actual writing – and will be assisted by one of our mentors step by step. Good luck!

 … is the process and the steps that follow.

… is the process and the steps that follow.

We’re pleased that you’re interested in our company. Regardless of whether you would simply like to be a working student or intern or want to prepare and complete your dissertation with us, we will give you projects, subjects and mentors that challenge and encourage you in every respect.

If you are going to be working on a dissertation, we will, if necessary, decide on a guiding theme together, taking your predefined selection of topics into consideration. This guiding theme will then be outlined in more detail, and an initial structure will be worked out and presented for further adjustment. Once the structure has been approved, you can begin the practical work and actual writing – and will be assisted by one of our mentors step by step. Good luck!

 … is your first contact with us.

… is your first contact with us.

Interested in working while you study or writing your dissertation at Socionext?

  • Please send written applications to hr_sneu[at]eu.socionext.com
  • Questions about how to proceed? See “… is that no questions remain unanswered”.
 … is your first contact with us.

… is your first contact with us.

Interested in working while you study, gaining professional experience as an intern or writing your dissertation at Socionext?

  • Please send written applications to hr_sneu[at]eu.socionext.com
  • Questions about how to proceed? See “… is that no questions remain unanswered”.
 … is that no questions remain unanswered.

… is that no questions remain unanswered.

Which fields of study are particularly sought after?

We offer work-while-study and dissertation places to students doing degrees in electrical engineering, information technology, or electronics and circuit technology.

What prerequisites do I need to fulfil in order to be considered for a work-while-study or dissertation place?

In general, you must have very good marks on your course so far, prior knowledge in your chosen field, team skills and flexibility, intercultural awareness and understanding, and a good knowledge of English. We are happy to help you decide on a specific subject during or after the first interview, depending on your interests or our requirements. 

Can I also apply for a work-while-study or dissertation place unsolicited?

Every now and then, we announce vacant positions in our job section. In such cases, we request that you reply directly to the advertisement. We are happy to receive unsolicited applications if there are currently no places or vacancies that would suit you.

Do I have to complete an internship at Socionext in order to write a dissertation with the company?

No, prior knowledge from an internship is not a prerequisite, but would definitely be helpful.

How long will it take to write a dissertation? Do I have to be at Socionext for a minimum length of time?

The length of time you are writing a dissertation with us will mainly depend on your university’s requirements.

How much will I get paid if I am a working student or writing a dissertation at Socionext?

We value dedication and will therefore pay you fairly.

Do I have a chance of being taken on permanently if I write a successful dissertation?

Yes, of course – providing there is a suitable vacancy at the site or elsewhere within the corporation.

Completing a dissertation with us will offer you an excellent opportunity to acquire contacts at the company and put yourself forward for an employment contract later on.

What application deadlines do I need to meet?

You should apply at least four months before your ideal start date. However, as our various departments often require staff at short notice, you could be successful sooner.

How does the application process for work-while-study and dissertation places work?

Please send your application to our Human Resources department at the aforementioned address. You should attach all your application documents (cover letter, CV and references or similar) to your application.

How does the selection process work?

Once we have decided to pursue your application based on your written documents, you will generally have an interview in person with a personnel officer and the supervisor you would be working under in your respective department. Applicants also often have an opportunity to meet a number of other staff members and form an impression of where they would be working when they attend their interview.

What application method does Socionext favour?

Please send your application to our Human Resources department at the aforementioned address and then attach your other documents (cover letter, CV and references or similar) as PDFs.

What does a promising application look like?

Please make sure you send us all the required documents. These include an informative cover letter, a complete tabular CV, your most recent references and current enrolment certificate, the examination regulations for your course and, depending on your course, documentation stating the number of ECTS credits you have acquired.

 … is that no questions remain unanswered.

… is that no questions remain unanswered.

Which fields of study are particularly sought after?

We offer work-while-study and dissertation places to students pursuing a degree in informatics.

What prerequisites do I need to fulfil in order to be considered for a work-while-study place/internship or dissertation place?

In general, you must have very good marks on your course so far, prior knowledge in your chosen field, team skills and flexibility, intercultural awareness and understanding, and a good knowledge of English. We are happy to help you decide on a specific subject during or after the first interview, depending on your interests or our requirements

Can I also submit an unsolicited application for a work-while-study place/internship or dissertation place?

Yes, we very much look forward to receiving unsolicited applications. Every now and then, we announce vacant positions in our job section. In such cases, we request that you reply directly to the advertisement.

Do I have to complete an internship at Socionext in order to write a dissertation with the company?

No, prior knowledge from an internship is not a prerequisite, but would definitely be helpful.

How long will it take to write a dissertation? Do I have to be at Socionext for a minimum length of time?

The length of time you are writing a dissertation with us will mainly depend on your university’s requirements.

How much will I get paid if I am a working student or writing a dissertation at Socionext?

We value dedication and will therefore pay you fairly.

Do I have a chance of being taken on permanently if I write a successful dissertation?

Yes, of course – providing there is a suitable vacancy at the site or elsewhere within the corporation. Completing a dissertation with us will offer you an excellent opportunity to acquire contacts at the company and put yourself forward for an employment contract later on.

What application deadlines do I need to meet?

You should apply at least four months before your ideal start date. However, as our various departments often require staff at short notice, you could be successful sooner.

What is the application process for a work-while-study place/internship or dissertation place?

Please send your application to our Human Resources department at the aforementioned address. You should attach all your application documents (cover letter, CV and references or similar) to your application.

How does the selection process work?

Once we have decided to pursue your application based on your written documents, you will generally have an interview in person with a personnel officer and the supervisor you would be working under in your respective department. Applicants also often have an opportunity to meet a number of other staff members and form an impression of where they would be working when they attend their interview.

What application method does Socionext prefer?

Please send your application to our Human Resources department at the aforementioned address and then attach your other documents (cover letter, CV and references or similar) as PDFs.

What does a promising application look like?

Please make sure you send us all the required documents. These include an informative cover letter, a complete tabular CV, your most recent references and current enrolment certificate, the examination regulations for your course and, depending on your course, documentation stating the number of ECTS credits you have acquired.

Happy to hear from you!

hr_sneu@eu.socionext.com

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