Software Development Intern

FutureCodersSE CIC is looking to hire an intern for 2 months during June and July 2020. The role will require front-end development skills, good social skills, patience and persistence.  They work with a team of young developers who, together, are developing an app for a large hospital that will allow people with autism and anxiety the opportunity to experience the hospital’s services virtually before needing to visit physically.  They are looking for a developer who is keen to learn and keen to build experience and skills in developing a front end for this system.  This is ideal for a recent graduate looking to get a foot on the ladder.  This is a paid internship (minimum wage) and work will be rewarded with recognition in the app and with references.
Applications should be made through DigitalGrads,com, job role is listed here: https://hiring.digitalgrads.com/roles/406e04b983404a339dbce6122e287a0e/.


Person specification:

Software Development Intern

As a Software Development Intern you will be joining an established development team for around two months, with an expectation of 15 hours per week of development work. During this time you will have the opportunity to combine learning with experience to develop a set of skills to help you get on the first rung of the career ladder. You will be assigned to work on the development of an app designed to help people with autism and anxiety to experience venues and situations virtually before experiencing them in the real world. The app will help to reduce barriers to access to unfamiliar situations and has been commissioned by a Hampshire-based charity.

Expectations – Software Development Intern:

As an intern you will:

● work with our software development team to understand requirements and to contribute to our code base, under guidance from the technical and project leads

● follow good practice, including test-driven development and clean code

● show commitment, positive attitude and good practice

● have your code reviewed by other developers

● pair program with others at times

● ensure the quality of your own code helps to ensure that all developed software is of high quality and meets its purpose

● follow current working practices and methodologies for participating in software projects.

Key qualities

You will be:

● a good communicator

● a keen programmer, with some knowledge of front-end technologies and frameworks

● eager to learn

● patient with good attention to detail

● able to accept constructive criticism and positive feedback

● a creative thinker

Benefits: Programming skills are transferable, linked to problem solving and creative thinking, and a vital part of understanding technology. Using these skills, in the context of a collaborative project, will enable you to add to your toolbox, whatever you choose to do in the future. Software skills are in demand. We pay an intern wage which, although small, recognises that this is a skilled role in a fast-moving, high demand sector.

The application process:

● apply here: https://hiring.digitalgrads.com/roles/406e04b983404a339dbce6122e287a0e/

● be prepared to demonstrate some code that you have written independently

● take a technical test

● attend a video interview, based on your code and the technical test

● attend a video interview relating to the person specification