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Formula E, Modis Launch Search For Future Talent With Internship Opportunity
May 18, 2018
The project, titled the Innovation Manager Challenge, will see one successful candidate help implement and oversee a new software platform for the opening rounds of season five.
Formula E, Modis Launch Search For Future Talent With Internship Opportunity

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship has teamed up with Modis, the official partner for professional staffing and solutions for IT and engineering, to launch the search for an aspiring innovator to join the electric street racing series on a six-month internship.

The project, titled the Innovation Manager Challenge, was revealed ahead of the BMW i Berlin E-Prix. Under the mentorship of Eric Ernst, the head of Technology at Formula E, one successful candidate will help implement and oversee a new software platform for the opening rounds of season five.

Both Formula E and Modis are said to be particularly keen to hear from self-starters, drivers of change, problem solvers and great communicators with a basic knowledge of computer science.

Applicants will be put through their paces with tests designed to measure numerical aptitude, logical thinking and behavior heuristics. A shortlist of promising candidates will then be invited to participate in an interview stage, with the winner being announced on July 14.

They will get to work on September 1, with six months to develop and apply software used at official championship events. The internship will involve interaction with teams all over the world and hands-on experience at two race events.

“I’m fully supportive of finding the next generation of new talent and it’s fitting to collaborate with Formula E — the most competitive and accessible platform for innovation and advances in technology currently. I look forward to meeting the applicants and welcoming them to the electric revolution,” Formula E Founder and CEO Alejandro Agag said.

Those interested in the opportunity must apply before July 1 on the Modis website at modis.com/innovation-manager.