Trainee Cloud Software Engineer

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Are you passionate about technology? Want to get the best start to your digital career?

Get fast-tracked into a ground-breaking career as a Technical Specialist working with innovative organisations like IBM, TalkTalk, Santander, Amazon partners and the government clients. You'll build in-demand skills specialising in Cloud Software Engineering. Every day you'll use specialised technology to power organisations into the future.

We're looking for passionate techies - whether you've studied tech, got tech knowledge, or want to get into the industry we want to hear from you. QA's application process is different - no covering letters or awkward assessment centres here! We're interested in what motivated you, what you are passionate about and how you handle certain situations.

We are looking for individuals to join our teams across our UK offices in London and Cheltenham.

What's in store

  • Training from seriously clever mentors Software solutions power organisations. The software you'll specialise in is high in demand but low in supply. You'll gain it with training at our 12-week talent academy. You'll also develop your business expertise so you can be a successful Cloud Software Engineer
  • Your training will include Programming in Java, Source Control, DevOps (Azure or AWS), Cloud Databases, API Development and Automated Testing
  • Push yourself and your career further Learning with QA doesn't stop after 12 weeks. We encourage you to continually learn and challenge yourself technically - so you can fulfil your potential

What's the job like:

  • As a Cloud Software Engineer at QA, you'll empower our customers to develop and support their solutions - so they can be self-sufficient adopters of the latest technologies
  • You'll bring your technical expertise to the customer. You'll help them to develop and maintain cutting-edge solutions, so they remain competitive

Some Key responsibilities when working on our customer projects will be:

  • You will solve complex distributed systems problems contributing directly to our customers strategic hybrid cloud solution.
  • Working collaboratively with other software engineers, e.g. via pairing
  • You will design, develop and deliver software enhancements and associated tests
  • Design, write and implement automated testing
  • Author, implement and enhance operational monitoring
  • Provide ongoing support, debugging and maintenance to existing systems
  • Provide recommendations for continuous improvement

The perks

  • Our training is virtual, and you will receive a bursary to help and support you during the first 5 weeks of training, after completing your initial training (5 weeks) you will be offered a permanent contract at £19,300 for the remainder of the training until deployed onto a project.
  • Post training you will receive a completive salary of £26,000 which will increase to £29,000 after 12 months.
  • Industry-recognised certifications to boost your employability and promotability (if certifications apply to your specialism)
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Regular social events (like technical talks and hackathons)
  • Continued support to help you fulfil your potential - you'll keep advancing your technical skills throughout your career with QA

What we need from you

  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn tonnes of new skills and new technologies
  • A go-getter with a can-do attitude
  • You should be eligible to be able to apply for UK DV Clearance
  • Qualifications equivalent to A Level/Level 3/BTEC or above (Bachelor's or Master's Degree)

We'd certainly like…

  • A genuine passion for technology - you should demonstrate this on your CV. What have you done in your spare time, as well as your qualifications/knowledge? Have you learnt to code? Have you done any free online training? Have you built a website?
  • Any other relevant qualifications, more specifically in a technical subject
  • Knowledge of one of the following programming languages (whether that's in a job, in education or in your spare time): Python, Java, C# or C++
  • We will consider applications from a non-technical background if you show aptitude, passion, and enthusiasm for learning technology skills

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We're an equal opportunity employer. We are opposed to discrimination on any grounds. It's QA policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.


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