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Java Internship in Cluj

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It’s time for a challenging journey? Join the Java Internship! We are looking for Java interns for our office in Cluj.

You will have the opportunity to utilize technical skills within the AROBS Software Development department. During the internships, you will learn about the following Programming Languages and tools such as Java, GWT/ExtGWT, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, scripting with Ruby, Spring Framework.: Project Structure, Maven, Mysql, jdbc, Simple Servlet, Servlet, JSP, Struts or JSF, Hibernate and Spring.

What we look for:

Motivated and passionate interns, with a technical/software background

Junior or senior with a major in Computer Science, Mathematics, or similar discipline

Knowledge or experience working with software design patterns and Java Web Application Development

Ability to develop and maintain applications and software in Java

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

What’s in it for you:

Presentations and technical training

You will learn the fundamentals of Java programming

Be part of a leading software company

Flexible working hours & great teammates

Join our Java internship with possibility for full time employment. After completing the internship, you have invaluable experience and you will receive an Internship Diploma. 

Let us be delighted by your surprisingly good performances.

Apply with your resume: training@arobs.com

Deadline: June 30th. 

Embedded C Internship in Suceava

The right choice made at the right moment can bring you closer to your dream.

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10 awesome interns wanted for our office in Suceava. Join our Embedded C Internship!

What we look for:

Motivated and passionate interns, with a technical/software background

What’s in it for you:

Presentations and technical training

You will learn the fundamentals of EMBEDDED software programming

Get to work for a world-leading company
in the automotive industry

Flexible working hours & great teammates

Join our Embedded C internship with possibility for full time employment. 

After completing the internship, you have invaluable experience and you will receive an Internship Diploma. 

Let us be delighted by your surprisingly good performances.

Apply with your resume now: trainingsuceava@arobs.com

Deadline: the 30th of June.

Outsourcing alternatives to the Crimean crisis

The global market size of the outsourced services knew a continuous and steady growth from 2000 until 2012, with some decrease in 2013. In 2012, the revenue of the global outsourcing market was 99.1 billion U.S. dollars and in 2013 82.9 billion U.S. dollars, according to the site statista.com.

Off-shoring and outsourcing pros and cons

While it seems that everybody agrees that outsourcing or, in its transnational form, off-shoring, is an efficient cost-saving approach and there are plenty of other benefits to it, there are also those who voice concerns regarding shifting operations to third parties. But first let’s see who the third parties are. When speaking about information technology outsourcing (ITO for short) one has to consider the patterns, trends, cultural affinities, and time zone proximity issues. According to services globalization and investment advisory firm Tholons, among the top 8 outsourcing destinations in the world are locations within India and the Philippines. These two are common destinations for both American and European companies, together with some of the Latin American countries (for US and Canada) and, in recent years, Eastern Europe. China and Vietnam are typical ITO destinations for the Japanese companies.
But, while companies worldwide choose this path in order to save costs, expand and gain access to new market areas or simply to take the point of production or service delivery closer to their end users, the debate is intense. Some of the arguments sound economic in nature, but, in fact, they have a lot of political weight, especially after the global recession of 2009: the corporations have the duty to keep and/or create some jobs back home. It is the good ole “they steal our jobs” issue. There are also those who object, based on ethical reasons, to the companies which exploit the cheap, foreign labors (especially in Asia’s emerging markets).
With IT outsourcing there is also some of the more traditional matter of safety (data privacy, including personal information privacy and security concerns) or “they steal our credit card number” issue.
The volatile political climate and the spreading, excessive corruption, present problems to the tech companies looking to send parts of their operations overseas. Indian companies, although important players in IT, especially have to address these two issues: data security and political climate.

The Crimean crisis and alternatives to outsourcing in Eastern Europe

Ukraine, a common destination for IT off-shoring within Eastern Europe has nothing but to lose from the Crimean crisis. In this context Romania proves to be, once more, an ideal destination and a trustworthy partner to well-known multinationals and international brands (Intel, Amazon, Adobe, HP, IBM, Nokia, Microsoft, Oracle, Siemens, Motorola, Alcatel, Solectron, Infineon etc.).
Our professionals are not only highly-skilled but, according to international statistics, Romania has the highest ratio of IT specialists per capita in the world and at the same time offers an attractive price/performance ratio. Add to that fluency in English, German or French, convenient geographical location and cultural affinity with Western Europe, the USA, and Canada and the picture looks very attractive for the companies looking for an alternative to their usual software outsourcing providers.

Build your trust on hard evidence

When deciding to outsource/offshore to Romania it is useful to know that the local intellectual property legislation conforms to EU norms (the copyright law, electronic signature law, electronic commerce law, the law concerning the personal data processing; the protection of private life in the sector of telecommunications are all mandatory laws in the Romanian IT sector). There is also a visa-free regime for EU and US visitors.

Since 2004 Romania is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and, since 2007, of the European Union. Being placed at the Eastern border of NATO, Romania has consistently supported the strengthening of dialogue and cooperation between the former and the EU. Also, the statute of double membership it’s a warranty of the economic potential and political stability of Romania in Eastern Europe.

TRACKGPS Cloud: The Future of
Vehicle Fleet Tracking

These days the Cloud is on everybody’s lips and rarely in regards with the weather. The multitude of advantages it offers has made Cloud Computing an important technological choice over the last years. While we use this term in its general sense (the name was inspired from the flowcharts and diagrams used in the past to represent the Internet with a “cloud” symbol), Cloud Computing can have different meanings. It refers either to providing infrastructure for storing personal data and files so that they can be accessed from everywhere by the end user or to offering software products that interact with the user through a front-end portal. The latter is known as the Software-as-a-Service Cloud Model (SaaS) and in the last years has enjoyed a large increase in popularity, with ever more companies adopting it.

The obvious question for any prospective user of SaaS is “Why should one use this model?”. What advantages does it offer? Well, I guess it’s all about cost and convenience. Why have some hardware to control and administer when you can easily access the Cloud and get all the necessary resources from there?

Although this sounds very good and promising, there are still people who like to manage their hardware requirements themselves or are too reluctant to accept changes in the way their businesses operate. We, on the other hand, think that the Cloud is the way forward and, for our project, aim at changing first the mindsets regarding the Cloud and then gradually updating the infrastructure for the adoption of the SaaS model.

TrackGPS is a web solution that offers GPS-GPRS technology for tracking vehicle fleets. First implemented only a few years ago, the system grew in popularity rapidly, being used at the time to monitor about 25000 vehicles. This spectacular growth brought with it the need to implement new models of architectures that would allow us to scale components and add/multiply components/services/servers easily. We learned that the world changes very quickly and we need to move with it. In our case, we had peak demand during certain days/hours, when we needed to increase the computing power. By creating and managing the software wisely, we easily added machines when they were needed and removed them later on, during slower times.

Listed next are some of the changes we had to make to the existing software and hardware architecture to adopt the SaaS model:

Database:
We began the project with one stand-alone database for all the clients. As the number of clients increased, the volume of data also grew at a fast pace and we had to think of a new design that would allow us to add new clients and have a good performance for the queries. Along this line we have implemented a method for extending our database horizontally, solution that allowed us to add new resources into the cluster. We have also created a Master database that holds information about all the existing clients and routes the database requests to individual Client databases. The Client database holds TrackGPS client data and may serve one or more TrackGPS clients (depending on the projections about the size of data that the client will produce). All client database are hosted over several server machines and are backed up daily. Adding a new database to the cluster only takes several minutes, while removing one from the cluster is even quicker. This innovative design greatly improved the performance of our application and also allowed us to adjust to the increasing number of clients.

Services:
The TrackGPS platform includes a multitude of services that help us implement all the tasks required to meet the business requirements. With the database model changed as explained above, we also needed to refactor all the services to adhere to this model. All the services have been designed with the master/slave architecture in mind. For each service we can have one or more instances deployed on one or multiple application servers, approach that allows us to quickly deploy the required instances when a new Client database is spawned.

Web Applications:
Our main target of the whole architecture is the web portal. Using the web portal, clients can view their data and take certain actions according to their needs. To help our clients, we constantly monitor the performance counters of the web application and we take actions when things start worsening. The web application uses load balancing servers for balancing requests between web servers. This offers a good response time to the clients. Our architecture offers the possibility to quickly add a new web server to the cluster and to the load balancing scheme. Likewise, if a server is not needed anymore, we will take it out from the balancing scheme, but keeping it “on hold” for when it might be needed again.

Although there is still a lot of development to be done towards offering our software as a service in the cloud, we have made significant progress in the changes we have implemented so far to adopt this model and we continually build new automation models, hoping to provide the software to the client at “a click of the mouse” in the near future.

Hotel Carbon Footprint Calculator

What Is Hotel Carbon Footprint?

In early 2011 the International Tourism Partnership (ITP) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) started collaborating on an initiative to unite hotel industry efforts to calculate and communicate carbon impact by agreeing on a standardized methodology and metrics. The partnership consists of  12 world renowned hotel companies: Accor, Fairmonover a given pet Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott International Inc., MGM Resorts International, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, Red Carnation Hotel Collection, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., Premier Inn—Whitbread Group, and Wyndham Worldwide. All of the parties involved make up what is being called the Carbon Measurement Working Group (CMWG). More info on this subject is available at Green Lodging News.

 

Hotel Carbon Footprint (HCF) is a software solution created by AROBS Transilvania Software to assist the Carbon Measurement Working Group and help hotels measure the total carbon levels in common, guest and meetings rooms, by defining a common measurement method to be used across the industry. The solution uses advanced algorithms to measure energy consumption from in house appliances over a given time frame, keeps into account the breathing rate of a normal person and correlates all the collected information with the size of the rooms to give accurate results.

Why?

A constant increase in demand for sustainable products and services has been witnessed lately, turning the eyes of proactive companies towards the implementation of innovative and effective green solutions. An April 2008 Deloitte survey on business travelers reports that “95% of respondents believe the hotel industry should be undertaking “green” initiatives. Additionally, 38% of respondents made efforts to identify “green” hotels before traveling, 60% of respondents voiced concern about global warming, 40% of respondents would be willing to spend more to stay at a “green” hotel.
Source: Risks and Rewards for Building Sustainable Hotels – Deloitte Study

To address the customers’ concern for an environmentally friendly travel, hotels are constantly applying for green certifications such as the “ISO 14001 Certification” or the “LEED Certification”. These certifications provide a framework to be used by corporations to reduce waste, energy consumption, pollution and be recognized for their efforts. The total carbon footprint of a hotel is a required measurement for obtaining green certifications, so hotel managers should definitely try to measure it, understand it, and act accordingly. Additional information about the rewards of building sustainable hotels can be found in Delloite’s Risks and Rewards for Building Sustainable Hotels study.

What will HCF tell you?

The value proposition of the product is to help hotel managers understand the complex links between the way their hotel operates, the total consumption of fuel and energy and the impact it has on the environment through carbon emissions. Information managers can thus prioritize their actions by analyzing and understanding the types of energy used allowing their business to function in a sustainable manner.

Being designed for Hotel Managers, HCF will provide information regarding the total carbon footprint for rooms and meeting spaces over a specific time frame, per night or per guest. This specific data provided by HCF also comes as a direct response to corporate Request For Proposals (RFPs) regarding carbon footprint calculators.

What data is needed?

Energy consumption data for 12 months using meter readings or invoices.

Area surface data (square meters or square footage) for:

  • Guest rooms & corridor area
  • Meeting spaces area
  • Total area

Availability of service

The service will be soon available for hoteliers.

To find out more about our service or request a demo please go to http://www.arobs.com/contact/write-to-us/