Digital Futures
graduate scheme
Expires3 days

Software Engineer

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

Digital Futures is a UK technology services and training organisation with an experienced team, created to help people like you get into tech. We will give you the skills and the opportunity to work with some amazing companies across a variety of industry sectors. It doesn’t matter what you studied at university – if you are interested in a rewarding career in the exciting tech industry, we are here to help. We select and assess applicants based on their ability to demonstrate the critical attributes needed for a successful career in technology, with no minimum education or experience required.

We don’t simply talk about being an equal opportunities employer, we mean it. Our successful candidates come from all sorts of backgrounds and we are all about promoting diversity and creating equal opportunities within the tech sector.

Your journey with Digital Futures will start with our immersive training Academy, in which our team of expert trainers will help you solve problems, learn essential technical skills and get you ready for business. This training is delivered mostly online, with one-to-one mentoring and plenty of opportunities to collaborate with other people on the course. We plan to spend 20% of our time working together in person and supporting you with the more personal skills required to be successful in business.

On successful completion of the Academy you will take up a full-time contract with Digital Futures and spend 1-2 years working in high performing teams at some of the world’s most innovative companies. You will be helping our industry partners on a number of strategic technology initiatives, focused on solving real-world problems. You will continue to benefit from ongoing training, support and mentoring from the Digital Futures team. We will assess your progress continuously to ensure you are developing at the right pace. At the end of your development programme, you will be perfectly set-up for a brilliant future in tech.

Join us and start your Digital Future today.

The role

We believe that modern software engineering is about more than code; join us and develop an outcome-oriented, growth mindset that focuses on delivering results and directly benefits you and our industry partners.

You'll be committed to life-long learning and have both the mindset and skills to rapidly achieve your own objectives. You'll be ready to join teams and hit the ground running, having already built, test-first, several command line, web, and single page applications using multiple languages and frameworks. Above all, you'll think about the quality of the code you write and find ways to keep it easy to read and easy to change.

You will also need exemplary communication and professional skills alongside your technical skills to be a successful software engineer in today’s workplace. You'll cultivate these skills during project-based learning, self-assessments, peer review, group reflections and emotional intelligence workshops.

This is the kind of software engineer you'll become, an approach that will help accelerate your own growth and career. .

Immersive training coverage

  • Industry standard developer tools and workflow
  • Software design principles
  • Test-driven development using Node.js, JavaScript, and Java
  • Client and server-side development, including APIs and async programming
  • Data persistence using relational & non-relational data storages
  • Ownership of software development lifecycle to deploy features

What we are looking for

Our software engineers come from all backgrounds and can demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Genuine interest in technology and how it can help the world
  • Self-starting and motivated by personal development
  • Intellectually curious with strong problem-solving skills
  • Team player and collaborative in nature
  • Delivery mindset with the ability to get things done

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details


starting salary, after commencing client project work. 10% bonus and benefits. 6 monthly reviews and salary adjustments.

Contract, dates and working times


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 13 May 2021

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Closing date:  13 May 2021

Expires3 days

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