Industry Coordinator for Immersive Software Engineering work with UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK

POSITION TITLE : Industry Coordinator for Immersive Software Engineering

LOCATION: University of Limerick

REPORTS TO: Co-Directors, Immersive Software Engineering

TYPE OF CONTRACT : Specific purpose

WAGE SCALE : €39,044 – €56,766 per year prorated


Purpose of the position

Immersive Software Engineering (ISE) is a revolutionary new program with a roster of over 40 companies where students can advance their learning in specialized internships we call residencies. The number of companies in the ISE network is growing rapidly. An experienced industry coordinator is needed to support the development of individualized residency experiences for ISE students and companies. A primary responsibility will be to create, maintain and deepen relationships between ISE academics and industry, to ensure that all parties are delighted. The incumbent will be instrumental in developing work practices and systems that enable lasting engagement between ISE and our industry partners for the benefit of ISE students.

Main responsibilities Design ISE residences in consultation with the ISE management team, in particular the ISE residence manager and ISE industry partners.

Research and develop best practices in workplace learning program models.

Research and develop best practices in mentoring program models.

Continually develop an industry-approved workplace skills and competencies map.

Provide support to the Residences Manager in employer-specific projects, including work-based learning, mentoring, internships and residencies.

The context

3a. Working relationships and key contacts

Reporting to ISE co-directors. The position will have a range of contacts and points of collaboration. This includes other staff within ISE, CSIS faculty and staff at the wider university, and staff from many companies in the ISE network.

3b. Work environment/special circumstances

Mainly normal working hours in the office. Work outside normal working hours (noon and after 5:15 p.m., weekends) is occasionally (but not regularly) required. Normal office work environment and remote work if required

3c. Employment limits

This position is designed to help create a whole new work and study relationship with companies. The position requires close attention to ISE objectives, as well as good planning and organizational skills. We are a small team that works collaboratively and intensely with each other. Well-established problem-solving skills are required in addition to being a good communicator with colleagues and with network companies. The position requires an understanding of teamwork, idea sharing and a willingness to identify new development opportunities.


Personal, Customer, Operational, Administrative

Budget: Any

Staff: Any

Customer: Faculty, staff and students.

Operational and Administrative:

The position is responsible for project management and the completion of key education technology projects.

Knowledge, functional skills, experience and qualifications

Essential knowledge

  • Demonstrated knowledge of sectors relevant to software engineering as well as knowledge and experience of the educational landscape in Ireland, particularly at second and third level.

Desirable knowledge

  • Demonstrated knowledge of managing mentorship/internship/clerkship programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the application of technologies to support blended and distance learning programs.
  • A demonstrable commitment to excellence and innovation in computer science education.

Essential Job Skills

  • MS Office/MS Teams/experience.
  • Ability to communicate with external stakeholders.
  • Reporting skills: reporting and its coordination/management.

Essential Experience

  • A minimum of 2 years of demonstrable industry or other organization experience in internships (internship mentoring or internship support), or in a comparable and related role.
  • Experience in project management and execution.
  • Experience mentoring and coaching interns and/or recent graduates, providing personal, professional and technical support.

Desirable experience

  • Experience in developing initiatives to facilitate meaningful conversations between students and mentors that support industry/workplace learning goals.
  • Experience planning pre-internship engagements and engaging on-site or remote visits for students that provide insight into the workplace and projects that ISE students are working on and aligning with about what students learn through ISE.
  • Experience creating and managing onboarding procedures and processes to help interns/students join an industry team.
  • Experience in managing a technology internship program in interfacing industry with higher education institutions, designing programs, interfacing with technical leads, mentors, ensuring that a real and useful work is offered.

Essential qualifications

  • A level 8 degree in computer science or software engineering or a related discipline.

Behavioral skills

Client orientation

  • Provides solutions to more complex questions/problems – within own area of ​​responsibility.
  • Helps ISE companies to clarify their needs; document the conclusions reached.

Planning and organization

  • Works under the general supervision of the ISE management group, accepts the requirements of the role.
  • Performs a wide range of work, sometimes complex and non-routine, in a variety of environments.
  • Determines when issues should be escalated.

Use initiative, achieve goals

  • Operates according to the objectives set by the ISE management group.

Decision making and problem solving

  • Solves both problems that occur regularly and more complex infrequent problems.
  • Uses judgment to assess exceptions.
  • Demonstrates an analytical and systematic approach to problem solving.
  • Generates and evaluates alternative solutions.

Effective communication

  • Very effective communicator with several stakeholders and in several forms (written, audio, Web, etc.).
  • Sharing of knowledge, experience and expertise.
  • Can present technical information in a way that is understandable to non-technical audiences.

Teamwork and collaboration

  • Excellent team spirit.
  • Willingly takes the lead when necessary to get things done.
  • Enthuses others with his own positive approach.
  • Demonstrates professionalism when representing own area outside of ISE.
  • Identifies relevant, substantial, and credited projects for students working with industry partners.
  • Identifies and works with employers to develop business mentors as resources for ISE students.

Innovation and creative thinking

  • Proactively suggests initiatives and ideas to improve and evolve the partnership with companies and other organizations.

Change, adaptability and flexibility

  • Proactively suggests initiatives and ideas to improve and evolve the partnership with companies and other organizations.

Think and act strategically

  • Identifies companies that ISE could work with in the future.

Gordon K. Morehouse