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Graduate Software Developer



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Are you seeking an inviting and inclusive work culture, exciting challenges, and continuous professional growth? If so, you're in for an exceptional journey with us.


Hydro Graduate Program - Launch Your Hydro Career

Each year, we open doors to multiple Graduate positions, aiming to connect with dynamic young professionals at the dawn of their careers. Hydro is at the forefront of driving sustainable change. Are you ready to be a part of this transformation?


At Hydro, we are dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce. Your potential matters to us.


What We Offer

All our Graduate positions are permanent roles within various business units and fields of expertise. The Hydro Graduate Program is a comprehensive onboarding experience crafted to empower you with the skills essential to thrive in your role and build a long-lasting career with Hydro.


We understand that career growth doesn't stop at work; it extends to your life outside the office. We provide opportunities to learn new skills, shoulder increased responsibilities, and collaborate with individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, enabling you to elevate your career. At Hydro, the pathway to success is abundant.


Explore why Hydro is the perfect starting point for your career by visiting our Graduate site at Early careers New graduates (hydro.com) .


The position 
Graduate Software Developer

Technology and Operations Support (TOS) is responsible for development, implementation and operational support to Hydro’s smelters in Norway and abroad. TOS has an exciting agenda, working towards achieving zero emission aluminium production, through initiatives like carbon capture & storage solutions, groundbreaking new process technology and digital solutions. The TOS unit is a highly skilled organization in Hydro with around 180 employees connected to our technology hubs in Norway and Germany, representing a wide range of technical expertise.


Digital Production Support department in TOS focuses on cross functional teams and agile methodology to deliver value from digital transformation in the production area. Together with our long-proven MES solution, APICS and process control system HAL3000/4000, we are now focusing on developing and deploying digital tools within maintenance as well as analytical platforms in cloud and IIoT solutions in plants worldwide. The Digital Production Support department is currently located in Årdal and Oslo.


Areas of responsibility

We are looking for creative talents to join our cross functional development teams and to contribute in this exciting story!


As a Software Developer you will be a key contributor in DevOps teams improving our operational performance by developing and deploying our digital applications and platforms.


Our key focus areas:

  • Continuous development of our data and analytics platforms in Azure
  • Continuous development and implementation of the in-house developed APICS portfolio including cloud and mobile solutions
  • Development and implementation of digital tools for predictive maintenance


Who are you?

We are looking for colleagues who collaborate, share experiences and care about each other and the environment we are operating in. You have experience or passion for developing digital solutions, and you have a creative mindset with ability to innovate and deliver efficient and user-friendly solutions.


To succeed in this position, we believe that you should be curious, motivated by continuous learning and development in collaboration with others. We put safety first in everything we do, and we expect you to do the same.

Sustainability is an important part of the Hydro Strategy going forward, and we encourage you to contribute to this agenda and our work to decrease our carbon footprint and grow in renewables.



  • Master’s degree in automation, IT, cybernetics with strong academic achievements
  • A maximum of two years of full-time work experience after graduation
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and proficiency in a Scandinavian language
  • Extracurricular activities and voluntary work will be considered advantageous


Additional information

The Digital Production Support department is currently located in Årdal and Oslo. Please include a personalized cover letter along with copies of relevant academic transcripts, diplomas, certificates, and more. Applications submitted through our online system will be reviewed, while email submissions will not be considered.


Application deadline: October 8, 2023


If you have questions, please reach out to:


Hiring manager
Name: Geir Sandnes
Phone: +47 995 25 145


Name: Magnus Hallerud Christensen
Phone: +47 478 49 693

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