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Do you want to shape a sustainable future?

We are Hydro, a global family of 30,000 people, present in a broad range of market segments for aluminium and metal recycling, and energy and renewables, offering a unique wealth of knowledge and competence.

We have a proud history and are committed to leading the way in shaping a sustainable future by developing natural resources into innovative products and solutions. In doing so, we truly believe that our people matter the most to make the difference.

Click here to explore our world and the heart of our operations.

Graduate Software Developer



We are not only offering a permanent position, but we also offer a jump start to your Hydro career and a possibility to work for a company who are in front in the green change.  


The Hydro Graduate Program - The starting point for your Hydro career 
In Hydro we have a focus on hiring and developing the workforce of tomorrow. Every year we have several Graduate positions, where we are looking for young professionals early in their careers. 

The purpose of the program is to find new colleagues with the right skills, attitude and drive that will make them, and Hydro succeed in the future.  


We offer
All Graduate positions are permanent, within different business units and areas of expertise.


The Hydro Graduate Program is a structured onboarding program designed to equip you with the competencies needed to successfully thrive in the position and build a longer-term career in Hydro. 


To learn more about why Hydro is the right place for you to start a career go to our Graduate site Early careers (


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, physics or electronics) with strong academic results.
•    Maximum two years of full-time work experience after graduation
•    Fluency in written and spoken English and preferably fluency in a Scandinavian language
•    Extracurricular activities and/or voluntary work will be considered an advantage


Additional information
The Digital Production Support department is currently located in Årdal and Oslo. Please enclose a cover letter and copies of relevant academic transcripts, diplomas, certificates etc. Only applications received through our online system will be considered, not via e-mail. As part of our recruitment process, we use Semac for background check.

Apply before: 10/02/2022


If you have any questions, please contact: 


Hiring manager
Geir Sandnes
(Norway +47) 99525145


Bodil Madslien
(Norway +47) 41617458

Posted on:  Sep 23, 2022

Årdal, NO, 6885 Oslo, NO, 0283

Department:  Digital Production Support
Business Area:  Hydro Aluminium Metal(ALME)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Aluminium AS
Job Type:  Trainee / Graduate

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