Optika Solutions - Automated Test Developer Intern

Perth, WA

Role Description

Optika Solutions is an Australian software and product solutions development company. We are one of the world’s foremost providers in data science, solving challenging and complex problems daily.

Optika is offering this ACS Foundation Work Integrated Learning (WIL) internship to work and learn in a dynamic IT environment.

The Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance (AASQA) at Curtin University is an Australian social innovation initiative with the vision of harnessing the special talents of people with Autism Spectrum for the collective benefit of these individuals, the industry and the wider community.  The mission of the AASQA is to enable individuals with Autism Spectrum to leverage their unique talents through outreach, training and educating, and graduate programs, so as to create pathways from schools to valued, long-term employment; whilst addressing the business needs of the Australian ICT industry facing challenges in attracting and retaining software and quality assurance testers within the sector. 

Optika, the ACS Foundation and AASQA are in partnership to create this ACS Foundation WIL internship for undergraduates with Autism Spectrum and related conditions.


The ACS Foundation Work Integrated Learning (WIL) internship on offer is for an Automated Test Developer will be responsible for assisting in the planning and development of automated tests for our projects, including our main product, Akumen – a Data Science platform that enables the construction, analysis, execution and reporting of data science models.

This will involve identification of key problem areas within the software, creating detailed testing plans to ensure best coverage, and utilising our existing DevOps infrastructure and architecture to build out automated tests. The developer will work closely with (and be mentored by) Optika’s Software Development Manager to develop and/or implement state-of-the-art testing techniques using tools such as Intern/Chai/Mocha, xUnit and Selenium/WebDriver as part of the continuous testing process.

In addition, the candidate will also have the opportunity to experiment with and evaluate state-of-the-art testing and DevOps tools to improve our bleeding-edge development workflow, including the use of Docker and Kubernetes, to discover the best way to develop quality software and ensure issues are identified and fixed as early in the development process as possible.


Required Skills/Knowledge

  • Highly detail-oriented mind, suitable for developing testing plans
  • Good knowledge of programming, especially C#, Javascript/Typescript
  • Good knowledge of testing frameworks and techniques, e.g. unit/integration/functional testing.
  • Good written and visual communication skills


Desired Experience/Business Skills

  • Can perform research with high-level supervision
  • Keen interest in Data Science and willingness to learn



All WA undergraduate IT students on the Autism Spectrum and related conditions are welcome to apply for this internship opportunity.


The scholarship amount is $16,000 tax-free for 6 months full-time, with an option to extend for a further 6 months.


  • Type

    Work Integrated Learning

  • Company

    Optika Solutions

  • Scholarship Amount


  • Undergrad or Postgrad


  • Length

    6 months

  • Working hours

    Full time

  • Required residency

    Australian citizen or permanent resident

  • Application closing date


  • Expected start date


  • Location

    Perth, WA