Developer - Entry Level

Organisation
Thought Quarter
Reference
VAC-5424
Sector
Business & Management, IT & Information Services
Location
Redruth
Salary Details
£19,000 - £25,000 subject to skills
Job Type
Permanent
Closing Date
05/12/2021
Are you looking for a step into the tech sector? As we grow our team, we're looking to develop the next generation of software developers, testers, and project managers. Could that be you?

Job Description

About Us

We’re a tight-knit team of experts and we’re looking for talented people to help us with a mix of existing projects and new client wins. This can be on a part or fully remote basis, we’re open to both. Our goal is to win more of the type of business that has made us who we are – consultancy-led complex transformation projects which help businesses find their place in the digital world.

Some recent examples include:

  • Creating a new feature for a top consumer app that supports 1.4m users every day
  • Designing a high-availability online store and order processing platform which processes around 40,000 orders each week
  • Supporting a leading financial services organisation transform how they deliver change inside their business

About the role

For the first 6-12 months your time will be split between operational support (data entry, testing, content administration), and training.

As part of your training, you will shadow more experienced developers using pair-programming as they work on a variety of client projects, and complete a set of training resources.

As part of your operational support duties, you’ll also work as our tester and website and data administrator.

The day-to-day role includes:

  • Testing new features across a variety of browsers and devices to ensure they are ready for live release
  • Completing data and website administration tasks to help maintain existing projects
  • Supporting the Project Lead, Lead Consultant and Managing Director as required on ad-hoc tasks
  • Actively participating in agile ceremonies including daily stand-ups, sprint planning, and sprint retrospectives

About You

Team fit is more important to us than exact technical skills, as we firmly believe in training the right people to have a long and successful career with us.

For that to work, you will need to have a desire to learn new things.

This is an entry-level role - we will train you ‘on the job’ so no specific coding experience is necessary.

Here’s what you will need to have:

  • A keen interest in a career in website and software development
  • A demonstrable aptitude and enthusiasm for software development
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to take responsibility for the work assigned to you, completing it without needing to be micro-managed

And if you have any of the below, even better!

  • Experience working with one or more programming languages
  • Experience with website administration
  • Experience of working within an agency environment
  • University degree in Computer Science or similar

Company Description

Working at Thought Quarter

We encourage our teams to make the most of the flexibility we offer to achieve a good work-life balance. This includes flexitime, remote working opportunities and part-time roles.

We also take your health and wellbeing very seriously and do our best to provide you with all the support you may need, including a mental health advice service and paid sick leave.

We are only able to consider applicants with the right to work in the UK. If you’re a recruiter, please do not send unsolicited CVs to us – we will not accept any future ownership claims

Job Benefits

  • A competitive salary that is regularly reviewed Thought Quarter
  • Page 26 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • Flexitime and remote working opportunities
  • Free fruit, tea, coffee, and fancy coffee machine
  • Free on-site parking
  • Café on-site
  • Fully funded training and development opportunities

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