Degree Apprentice Software Engineer

6 Babbage Way, Science Park, Clyst Honiton, Exeter, EX5 2FN
£12,000.00 - £18,000.00 annually
10 May 2019
02 Jun 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
In partnership with the University of Exeter, Minibems is recruiting for a front end web developer who has a willingness to develop their backend developer skillset. The role will involve refining the Minibems web app which allows users to remotely monitor and control heating system equipment using our online dashboards.

We are looking for a self-starter willing to learn a variety of new skills with the ability to manage their own tasks/ workload and contribute to strategic decision making.

Minibems is a young IOT start-up that integrates traditional heating systems with embedded computing and the cloud to reduce carbon emissions and financial costs.

  • Develop and Improve the user interface of the Minibems web app
  • Collaborate with embedded systems developers to build new functionality into the Minibems software offering. This will require the integration of our embedded software, an online server and database and the Minibems web application
  • The ideal candidate will initially be working on the front end but be willing to develop a skill set to work on the back end as well

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Essential skills
  • Front end development experience / home projects
  • Experience with HTML 5, CSS3, javascript
  • Ability to easily communicate technical ideas to a non-technical audience

Preferable skills
  • Back end development experience/ home projects
  • Experience with PHP
  • Servers and databases

Bonus skills
  • Java
  • Linux
  • Single-board computers e.g Raspberry Pi, BeagleBoard, Arduino

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work in a fast paced working environment where priorities and strategy can change quickly as a result of market feedback
  • Required -Team player, Self-starter, Strategic thinker
  • Beneficial -Commercially and business minded

Desired qualifications

Candidates will be expected to satisfy the entry requirements for this degree apprenticeship set by the University of Exeter. The typical offer is AAB at A-Level, or equivalent. Where candidates are awaiting exam results, any offer made will be conditional on meeting the entry requirements.

Candidates are invited to contact the University to discuss their eligibility if required. Please contact the Student Recruitment team (01392) 724061.

Future prospects

You'll work towards our work-based learning degree qualification. This is an exciting opportunity to join a young start-up company and for your roll to develop as the company grows. There is huge potential for career development with the opportunity to progress quickly which is mainly dependant on the candidate's capabilities and ability to develop new skills and add value to the company.

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