Software Development Degree Apprentice

Recruiter
Applio Ltd
Location
21, Sandford Street, Lichfield, WS13 6QA
Salary
£15,000.00 annually
Posted
01 May 2019
Closes
10 Aug 2019
Ref
VAC001529031
Specialism
IT
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
August
Duration
Permanent
Working as a software developer you will undertake development on a new generation of learning software, harnessing the power of digital games to positively impact how people engage, learn and behave. This is a unique opportunity to be part of early stage development of applications that will change the way people look at games and what they can achieve. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, the role will include:
  • Development and maintenance of products and content
  • Contributing to design activities
  • Undertaking a wide variety of test and support activities
  • Developing and maintaining technical documentation
  • Developing and maintaining internal IT systems
  • Liaising with a variety of specialists from digital artists to psychologists


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • 1+ years software development experience using a recognised high level programming or scripting language such as Java, C#,C++, PHP, Javascript, Python, PERL, etc.
  • Evidence of having successfully learnt a second programming/scripting language
  • Ability to evidence a portfolio of software developed either by self or within a group
  • Appreciation of testing/quality assurance
  • Interest in games development (i.e. activity beyond playing games)
  • Evidence of working effectively in a team
  • Experience of HTML5
  • Some experience of working with databases andSQL
  • Some experience of testing/quality assurance
  • Exposure to Agile development practices
  • Exposure to working with a games development engine - Unity, Unreal, etc.
  • Basic understanding of the games development pipeline and the role of art/modelling in the process
  • Some exposure to UI/UX design techniques


Personal qualities

  • A problem solver able to work systematically to understand, analyse and respond to a problem with practical solutions, whilst still working at speed
  • A team player able to work as an integral member of a team developing and maintaining relationships with people from different backgrounds and styles
  • Ambitious and self-aware conscious of your own strengths and weakness and able to use that knowledge on a continuous drive to improve your skills and performance
  • Resourceful able to act on your own initiative but also with the judgement to know when to seek support
  • Open minded and adaptable able to synthesise information from diverse sources and select appropriate paths based on merit; able to absorb and act on feedback appropriately; able to navigate through uncertainty & ambiguity
  • Resilient able to absorb setbacks, learn from them and maintain or adapt your goals and approach accordingly
  • Commercially aware able to recognise and respond to the commercial context and goals of your activities
  • Creative able to generate new ideas and be brave enough to try them out; intellectually curious but with a practical focus.


Desired qualifications

7 GCSE's or equivalent at Grade C or above (or equivalent) including English Language and maths

Level 3 qualifaction or 2 A Levels in a relevant subject area

Future prospects

The nature of the product and organisation means that there is scope for a wide series of career paths ranging from deeply technical back-end engineering through to heavily customer facing consulting activities.
The product and project work we have will provide more than ample scope for you to experience a variety of different activities to assist you and us to establish where you will be most productive and happy.

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