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Stage-/Afstudeeropdracht - HBO/WO - Technische Informatica, Software Engineering. Extend the web portal that interfaces with the virtual world

Job ID: R0066012 Location: Hengelo, Provincie Overijssel, Netherlands
Full time, Internship / Placement
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Stage-/Afstudeeropdracht - HBO/WO

Studierichting(en): Technische informatica/Software engineering

Field of study: Information technology /Software engineering

Titel van de opdracht: Uitbreiden van het web portal van de virtuele wereld.

Title of the assignment: Extend the web portal that interfaces with the virtual world

About us

With 80.000 talents working in 68 countries, we are one of the biggest high-tech employers in the field of safety and security. In the Netherlands, where 2000 employees are based, we are located in four cities: Huizen, Delft, Eindhoven and Hengelo (HQ). Together with an extensive ecosystem of knowledge partners, customers and suppliers, we work on radars for naval vessels, cyber security solutions, transportation systems, communication equipment for land forces, cryogenic cooling solutions, research & development for radar tech (in collaboration with TU Delft).

The Assignment takes place in the engineering department, the engineering department is responsible for all engineering activities both on solution, system hardware and software level. The size of the engineering department is approx. 500 People.

About the assignment

The use of virtual reality (VR) for training simulation and collaboration is growing in the world. Ues of VR can lead to big cost savings for our customers. Thales investigates and develops a 3D virtual world application ( called Social Virtual Worlds) to be added to the product portfolio for training & collaboration. The VR Application we use is the open source application called OpenSim with its associated VR viewer. OpenSim is based on the well known VR SecondLife a product of Linden Labs. In the US

To support groups interaction using the VR we developed a web portal (OpenSim-CMS) with functionalities like uploading documents to be displayed in the VR and other functionality. The functionality of this portal need to be expanded and enhanced.

The work to be done is to

  • Extend the management functions ( Account management) , create installation scripts
  • Extend the conversion possibilities ( example add display of spread sheets).
  • Enhance security of the IP rights of supplied documents to the portal
  • Create overviews to be presented in the VR
  • Enhance tools to create reports from meetings.
  • Investigate use of applications ( private cloud ) to work together in the VR on documents.
  • Convert the PHP code to Java Script


Implement and test the changes and enhancements.


Affinity and/or experience with: PHP, C, C++, Java, Java script. Web applications

Thales offers…

  • An interesting internship or graduation assignment in an international high tech environment
  • An open and flexible working environment;
  • An excellent internship allowance
  • Its own student association where you can participate in educational and fun activities.


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