The University of Southampton

Sony Professional

Hawk-Eye and Pulse Innovations

Sony Professional - a global leader across many sectors, combines world class knowledge with ground-breaking technology – inspiring businesses to amaze their customers.  Sony acquired Hawk-Eye and Pulse Innovations in 2011 and are based at the Sony headquarters in Basingstoke. 

Hawk-Eye Innovations is one of the leading vision processing companies within the sports sector. First used as a broadcast tool for the leg before wicket decision in cricket, the company has since revolutionised sports broadcasting, officiating and coaching across a number of sports. Hawk-Eye continues to expand its products and services and is looking for graduates to join their Development team.

The software development team is responsible for coding all bespoke software and liaise with the operations team to test and implement new technologies on a regular basis. You will have the incredible opportunity to develop code that will be used to enhance broadcasts at some of the biggest sporting events in the world.

Candidates should be competent in one of the key skills:   C++ (with Direct TX), C++ (with vision processing) or  C++ (with Java)

Hawk-Eye is pleased to offer graduate, summer internship or yearly placement opportunities.  To apply for a position, please send your CV to or visit our website for more information

Pulse Innovations is a digital media company specialising in the sports sector. Now an integral part of Sony Professional's Sports Business, Pulse serves Sports Federations and Media Publishers, providing a turn-key solution in the capture and delivery of live sports content across internet-enabled devices.

Internships: Pulse is pleased to offer summer internships and yearly placement opportunities.

Graduate Position - Java Developer.   The role will be responsible for creating back-ends to websites viewed by millions of people.  You will work closely with the Pulse Creative Team to scope, build and test new features.  

Key skills for the role include: Java, Spring, Tomcat, Hibernate( MySQL.

Graduate Position - Web Developer.  The role will focus on maintaining the websites, offer technical advice to assist with the integration and working with the creative team.  The ideal candidate will have experience in developing  front-ends to dynamic large-scale web-sites. 

Key skills for the role include: Javascript, HTML, CSS, AJAX and JSON, jQery + Plugins.

For opportunities within the Pulse development team, please send your CV to: