Here is the testimony of a software engineer hired by AViSTO after his end of studies internship.
Become software engineer
Q: What academic and professional paths did you take to become a software engineer?
I am a graduate of Polytech Paris UPMC. I followed the electronics/computing specialty: I was looking in this mixed course to expand my skills to low level development and topics like IoT (Internet of Things), which I was very interested in at the time. Then I went completely into the field of application software.
I did my graduation internship at AViSTO, where I worked on the finalization of an internal application on Android, then on its port to Windows Phone.
Software Engineer Job Description
Q: Can you introduce us to your software engineering job?
I mainly develop in .net / C #, both on the web and for desktop apps. Today, I am working on an application to automate a number of simulations in the industrial field; I find the low level part that I had addressed during my university career.
During my previous project, I participated in the development of a load forecast application to manage human resources.
Q: What do you like most about your job as a software engineer?
I really like the variety of areas covered. Software programming is a support for many other activities, I do not want to be linked to a single purpose, to change as I go.
Secondly, I like computer science, its creative side: starting from scratch, developing an app, seeing it evolve.
Q: What made you want to do this job?
I also took part in scientific holiday camps: half of the time, we were discussing science; the other half we had leisure activities.
Hired after a graduation internship
Q: AViSTO offers pre-employment internships. Was it important to you?
Yes. My three interviews made me want to come because I felt that there was a desire to do something in the long run. And then, I had each time technical interlocutors, which I had not found in other companies.
My first interview took place on the occasion of an open house day in the technical center of Cachan. During the second, I met the head of the Ile-de-France technical center, who validated the internship. Finally, I discussed with my project manager to discuss my integration and the tasks to be done.
AViSTO company review
Q: If you wanted to convince an engineer to join AViSTO, what would you say to him?
I like the dynamism of the company. I particularly felt it when working on turn-key projects, where we exchange a lot with people all passionate. There is also the variety of projects that I find very interesting.
Software engineer job opportunities
AViSTO recruits software engineers throughout the year. You can find the offers on our job board.