CENGN Student Shaun Gordon developing automation script as part of internship

Shaun Gordon is working with cutting-edge technology at CENGN, and as a software engineering student, he’s on his way to gaining the skills that will enable him to excel in the high-tech industry.

At CENGN, the Cloud Infrastructure Engineering Student is engaged in writing a python script that allows the team to migrate from one data management tool to another.

“I’ve worked on projects similar to this in the past,” said the third-year Carleton University student. “At my previous job, though, I was only working with one device, whereas at CENGN I’m trying to automate the entry for multiple devices.”

Shaun is learning OpenStack, Docker and Kubernetes during his term as an intern, and works on large projects in languages such as Python.

As the subject of our Student Spotlight series for the Winter 2019 Term, Shaun says the ability to work in a team is a key trait required by the CENGN Cloud Infrastructure Engineer.

“Every project I work on has multiple people who I’m asking for help, or they’re asking me for help. I’m talking with people everyday,” he said.

Shaun reveals that by learning how applications are deployed will greatly assist him in his goal toward becoming a software engineer for ground-breaking technologies.

“Understanding  the overall structure of development into deployment is definitely going to help me in my career,” he said.

Learn more about Shaun’s experience as an intern at CENGN by watching the video below.

Every year, CENGN accepts 40 of Canada’s brightest, most innovative and tech-savvy post-secondary students for 16-week placements in the fields of engineering, project management, marketing, finance and human resources. Students gain the opportunity to not only work on leading-edge technologies, but also to make industry connections and contribute to the growth of Canada’s burgeoning tech sector.

CENGN has partnerships with more than 20 of the country’s top post-secondary institutions, ensuring a direct path to the recruitment of the most passionate young minds to take part in this unique and exciting opportunity.

Our mission to help create a pool of talented individuals who are both passionate about and experienced in next-generation networks is continually justified as we watch successful groups of students become integral contributors to Canada’s ICT sector. We strive to connect these bright minds with growing Canadian companies and large businesses, like our members and partners, that are continually looking to add to their expanding team of talented professionals. This influx of knowledgeable individuals helps drive the Canadian tech economy and reinforce the country’s position in the ICT industry.

Learn more about how you can hire a CENGN student for your organization.

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CENGN, Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks, drives technology innovation and industry growth through our testbed, technical expertise, talent development, and partner ecosystem. Through our projects, CENGN enables small and medium Canadian Enterprises to test and validate promising technologies, removing barriers to product commercialization and accelerating market growth.

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