Giant Leap Projects

Research and Development project 1: Optical gas measurements for new business

Interested in developing our optical gas measurement technology? In this project you get to do studies on certain applications and their businesses to expand the capability of Vaisala’s current optical gas measurement. You will also carry out laboratory measurements and field testing to evaluate the measurement performance. To succeed in this project, you should have technical background, business studies are also beneficial. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 11th!

Research and Development project 2: Humidity sensor laboratory measurements

Do you want to be part of cutting-edge product development? In this project, you will measure the performance of a modified sensor in varying environmental conditions and analyze measurement data. To succeed in this project, you should have a strong background in physics, chemistry or measurement technology. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 11th!

Research and Development project 3: Oxygen sensor testing

Do you want to take part in sensor testing for a new product? This project includes testing oxygen sensors in selected conditions and reporting different performance parameters. To succeed in this project, your field of studies should be in chemistry, photonics, sensor technologies, physics or oil chemistry. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 11th!

Research and Development project 4: Aerosol Generator for Air Quality R&D

Want to take part in cutting-edge product development? In this project, your goal is to study a way of generating aerosols for the R&D to utilize for future development and testing. To be successful, your studies should have studies in Physics, Technical Physics, Aerosol Physics or Electronics and Measurement Technology. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 11th!

Research and Development project 5: Camera study for remote outdoor observation

Are you our rising star in product development? In this project, you get to study and test the camera technology on the market. The goal is to find suitable cameras from the market and analyze their weather and environmental monitoring applications and evaluate the usability for remote outdoor observation. To succeed in this project, you should have studies in electronics engineering or similar. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 11th!

Research and Development project 6: Rain measurement reference

Are you our rainmaker for the upcoming summer, literally? In this project, you will study methods to create artificial rain. You will analyze, prototype, and test different methods to create a proposal for rain measurement reference. To succeed in this project, you should not be afraid of getting wet – and have study background in electrical engineering, measurement techniques, or physics. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 11th!

Research and Development project 7: Use of remote sensing in atmospheric applications

Our R&D team is searching for a prominent meteorologist / physics student for an exciting project! Your goal is to study the benefit that new atmospheric profiling measurements could bring to users. You will interview experts at Vaisala and in user organizations and familiarize yourself with the measurement technology and user applications. You will provide guidance for Vaisala R&D and business based on the study. To succeed in this project, you should have a strong background of studies in meteorology, atmospheric sciences or similar. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 11th!

Business Development project 1: Customer life cycle value analysis in Industrial Measurements

This project is a great opportunity to do extensive business analysis! In this project, you’ll get to analyze sales data in order to increase our understanding of customer base and thus improve focus as well as increase sales and profitability of our Industrial Measurement customers. The project includes also creating BI and Salesforce tools for further use and following up on trends. Your ideal educational background is business or industrial engineering and management. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 11th! 

Business Development project 2: Business case for road sign and road weather observations in city context

Here’s an opportunity to show your business skills! The goal of the project is to build a business case for camera based a) traffic data production and b) complementary road weather observations in city context. You will identify and verify business opportunities and analyze the market and drivers. Based on this, you will study more thorough most potential opportunities. To succeed in this project, you should have educational background in Industrial Management or Economics. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 11th! 

Software and IT Development project 1: Competitor Continuous Monitoring System comparison test

How does a summer doing extensive system comparison sound to you? In this project, you will install and run comparison tests with different competitor Continuous Monitoring Systems. To succeed in this project, you should have technical background and capable of installing and testing an enterprise server level software and run tests with the system installed devices. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 11th!

Software and IT Development project 2: Future Transmitter IoT Proof of Concept

This is a great opportunity to have a deep-dive into one of our new products! This project allows you to study technical solutions for bringing measurement data into cloud. An outcome of the study is a live demo on the product solution. To succeed in this project, you should have study background in software, Information technologies or Computational Science. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 11th!

Software and IT Development project 3: Evaluating use cases for Artificial Intelligence in the area of content, Vaisala taxonomy and metadata tagging

Are AI and metadata your buzzwords? The Purpose of this project is to understand how we could use Vaisala taxonomy to tag content in our future Enterprise Content management solution and other purposes intelligently. You will study and identify other use cases for Artificial Intelligence and tools. To succeed in this role, you should have study background in Communication and Information Sciences and interest in machine learning, data science and artificial intelligence. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 11th!

Software and IT Development project 4: Augmented reality Giant Leap

Do you want to augment the reality and know how to do it? The purpose of this project is to learn how augmented reality can be used to support and ease the installation of Vaisala’s products. Your task is to design an AR solution and to drive the implementation of the proof of concept. To succeed in this project, you should have a study background in AR/VR, UX design or software development. Strong interest in user-centered development and system architecture is also essential in this role. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 11th!

Software and IT Development project 5: Vector Tile Maps

Are you our next generation software developer superstar? Help us update our existing basemap styling and production system. You will do a study to find a suitable graphical tool to design styles for vector tile datasets, convert our automated basemap production system to work with the new tool, implement our current styles with the new tool and study how to process other GIS datasets with the new tool. To succeed in this project, you should have good programming skills and GIS knowledge, possibly through studies in computer science or geographical information systems. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 11th!

Software and IT Development project 6: Use of Artificial Intelligence as a game changer in customer service

Are AI and machine learning your things? In this project, the goal is to create a plan for the use different Artificial Intelligence features in customer service. You will study different AI solutions and the business benefits of different functions and also the practical data storage requirements for these functionalities. To succeed in this project, you should have studies in Computer Science, Algorithms, Signal Processing or similar University background and preferably practical program experience. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 11th! 

Operations Development project 1: Vaisala Factory monitoring and visualization

Do you want to improve our Operations data flow? In this project, the goal is to create a concept for collecting data from different systems and provide easy way to access all important data online in a visual and informative format. Based on your study, you will provide a demo and pilot of the new created system. To succeed in this project, you should have studies in Information Technology, databases or industrial management. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 11th!

Operations Development project 2: Material replenishment for RS41 manufacturing

Do you want to improve our material flow at the factory? The goal for this project is to create a concept for optimal material flow from suppliers to Vaisala manufacturing related to our radiosonde manufacturing. You will document the current situation and create a proposal for the new concept and a plan for its implementation. To succeed in this project, you should have studies in Material management, Supply Chain management, Logistics, Industrial management or Electronics. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 11th!

Giant Leap USA project: Enhancing situational awareness of road weather conditions

This project will focus on investigating the relationships between traffic data and road weather conditions. You will assess third-party traffic data and its relationship between weather and road conditions using statistical and artificial intelligence tools. As a result of this project, you will develop methods to leverage these relationships to enhance road weather observations and/or predictive analytics. For this project, we are looking for a senior undergraduate with Ph.D.-level graduate studies in computer science, mathematics, statistics or engineering. We also appreciate an interest in data analysis, statistics and machine/deep learning. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 28th!

Giant Leap USA project: Legal

This project will focus on creating a more robust process for onboarding and maintaining independent contractors, including defining all criteria that must be met prior to an engagement.  Once the process is set, the intern shall (1) review the current independent contractor agreements and update them as required based on the updated process, and (2) train managers and other relevant parties on the updated process. For this project we are looking for a law student with excellent organizational and communication skills. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 28th!