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Join CoreBlue as a graduate software developer to start your career in software development. CoreBlue’s graduate position has been curated for recent graduates from Computing or Computer Science courses with or without experience from industry placements.

 

This opportunity is the perfect next step to software development in industry. If you have career goals to become a software developer or join the software development industry, CoreBlue is the company that will get you there.

 

Real Development Experience

You will be paired up with senior software developers and given the opportunity to work on real industry projects. Our placement students commonly have code in production within their first few months.

 

Proven Track Record

We love working with graduates and have done so for over 5 years, creating a proven track record of turning passionate new starters into confident, independent software developers. We are proud of the people that have grown with the company and its excellent to see them thrive.

What You’ll Be Doing:

Your first few weeks will be an intensive training period, giving you the opportunity to learn new skills and build new tools and projects in a supportive environment, buddied up with a senior developer. Once you have gained confidence in the tools and technologies we use, you will sit within a core development team working on real industry projects.

Responsibilities Include

Take part in SCRUM rituals such as standups, sprint reviews, retros and refinement sessions. These usually take place as Slack or Teams calls running through the backlog on Jira and showcasing our work on staging environments.

 

Work with project managers and other developers to help spec new projects, helping to decide key technologies and supporting estimates being produced.

 

Learn new skills and technologies, ensuring you’re staying at the top of your game. You’ll be learning so much more than you thought possible and you’ll be building incredible things with your new skills.

 

Write code in real projects. We work in several different programming languages, and we’ll give you the support and guidance you need to learn everything you need to write world class code.

 

Absorb knowledge from senior developers to hone your skills as a developer. You should always be looking for opportunities to improve your work by seeking code reviews, working with others to plan your work and validate your approaches.

You’ll Have These Skills

Our top priority is to have team members that are passionate, curious and exciting about the technologies we use and the problems we solve. You will need an eagerness to learn and a drive to solve problems. Many of the problems we solve are challenges we’ve never faced, nor had the skills to solve them. It is our drive that gives us the ability to learn and act.

 

You should be familiar with various programming languages and programming concepts. We understand you will be new to programming, and we fully expect you to have written very little in many of the languages we use. It will help you to understand the principles of good code and well written software.

 

You’ll be great at communicating with your team and the people around you. We encourage everyone, even senior developers to speak up when they’re stuck. It is better to speak up and learn than to sit in silence and struggle.

 

The Need To Haves:

  • Familiarity with our primary languages: PHP & Javascript
  • Familiarity with agile development principles
  • Understanding of how databases work and how to interact with them
  • A drive to improve and learn. Self-development is key
  • An idea of best practice coding principles

The Good To Haves:

 

  • A completed degree in a computing related course with high module grades & final grades
  • Some experience working in industry in a professional software development role (This includes industry placements)
  • An interest in communicating with clients

 

Benefits include:

 

Private healthcare insurance

  • All team members get extensive private medical cover as part of their package once they complete their probation period.
  • Cash back of up to £100 per year for the cost of eye care and a further £100 for dental treatment.

 

EMI Scheme

  • We offer EMI share options once you reach lead/senior level so you can have a direct stake in CoreBlue’s future success.

 

Enhanced parental leave

  • Once you’ve been with us for 42 weeks you will be eligible for enhanced maternity and paternity pay – 12 weeks full pay for maternity and four weeks full pay for paternity leave. We also provide paid time off for antenatal appointments for both parents.
  • If you’re enrolled in our private healthcare plan you’re entitled to a cash benefit of £200 after you or your partner gives birth.

 

Life / work balance:

 

  • A bonus day off for your birthday, plus an extra annual leave day for each year of service up to a maximum of 27 days, excluding bank holidays.
  • Activities: We regularly arrange activities or team days out, so we get the chance to chill and have fun together.
  • Two days of paid leave per year to volunteer for a charity of your choice.

 

Supporting you:

 

  • Regular team meetings – Through Slack huddles to collaborate
  • Quarterly Progress review with your Line Manager to keep clear and focused goals and give your feedback
  • Tech: Work on a MacBook and monitor set-up.
  • Career Progression: You will be challenged in this role and given opportunities to learn new skills to grow with us.
  • Development: We’ll add to your skillset. We’re aiming to become the best in class. As such, you’ll be enrolled in scheme’s and have transferable skills, such as AWS certifications. If there is something you’re passionate about that will be beneficial to your role, we’ll cover the training costs.

 

Your wellbeing is important to us:

 

  • Bike to work: Get a new bike and keep fit by getting a bike through a payroll scheme, we offer a £3,000 limit.
  • Healthy organic fruit delivered weekly
  • Open plan office with a happy & creative environment
  • Flexibility with remote working from home or at one of our co-working locations https://realideas.org/ so you can work freely and independently.

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