DXP Developer (internship)
Our team builds solutions for websites, intranets, portals and B2B e-commerce. They are currently working on a challenging project, and could use the help of a motivated intern.
Are you the one we're looking for?
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Your role at A.C.A.
You will learn a lot during your internship as a Software Developer at ACA!
The assignment is part of an existing project for our client. Our business unit “COIN” stands for “Content & Information solutions” and builds solutions for websites, intranets, portals and B2B e-commerce.
In the project of this internship assignment we build a web application that uses the following technologies: Liferay DXP, Java, Angular, Spring, OSGi.
The application unlocks data arising from various external sources. An intermediate layer interprets this data so that it becomes meaningful. The intermediate layer is partly accessed via Spring Boot microservices and partly via RESTful OSGi components.
Portal Software Liferay DXP then takes care of the aggregation of this interpreted information in the form of a personal dashboard. The widgets in this dashboard are built in Angular and retrieve data from the intermediate layer via a secure connection.
In our projects, we use the Agile methodology with aspects from Scrum and Kanban. Sprints last for 3 weeks, that means that after every 3 weeks the product that is developed up to that point is shown to the customer.
We organize a daily stand-up in which all team members share what they worked on yesterday, that they will be working on today and what problems they expect to encounter today.
You will be part of an experienced and driven team of software engineers!
One of the key products our team uses is the Liferay DXP digital experience platform. Liferay can be used for several solutions at the same time, for example for customers who want to have a new website and intranet built on the same platform.
Although Liferay DXP is suitable for building websites, it also comes with a high price. For simple websites, Liferay DXP prices itself out of the market compared to cheaper CMS platforms such as Drupal or Wordpress.
The JAMstack world changes often and new platforms are added every month. It is important to regularly reflect on the different platforms that exist and to compare them to each other.
The research consists of comparing a number of engines (Gatsby, NextJS, …) and headless CMSs (DatoCMS, Contentful, …).
After the criteria to compare the platforms have been determined, a small POC is set up with each of the platforms to make them easier to compare.
After the assignment, a report is also written and presented within the team.
Do you have what it takes?
- You have a strong interest in development. Duh! :-)
- You are preferably a bachelor or master student Computer Science.
- Communication skills are crucial. Our teams communicate and share their knowledge in Dutch and English.
- You have a strong analytical mindset and a passion to find the solution for that one specific problem.
- You are passionate about everything that has to do with IT & software, but that's a sure thing!
- You are a teamplayer, who likes to work independently as well.
- You have a proactive mindset and know how to get things done.
- You are eager to learn.
Our application process
From candidate to colleague: this framework will give you a general idea of the different steps in our interview process.