Apprentice Software Developer

Mitek Industries Ltd
Mitek House, Grazebrook Industrial Park, Peartree Lane, Dudley, DY2 0XW
£17,000.00 - £21,000.00 annually
Closing date
20 Dec 2021

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Do you find yourself fascinated by coding languages and software development?

Looking to work towards a high-level industry accredited program alongside a highly esteemed company?

Then this role with MiTek® might just be the perfect one for you, where your main function will be to design and develops software applications for distribution to customers. You'll also be responsible for delivering innovative software solutions that transform the building industry.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Other duties may be assigned, but they include the following:
  • Design, code, test and debug software utilising technologies, development tools and languages, as required for the project, assigned
  • Collaborate with Product Management, Software Quality Assurance, DevOps, Architecture, and other functional teams (e.g. Customer experience, Sales, Marketing), to ensure that solutions are efficient, consistent and fulfil business needs
  • Work in an Agile software development environment (e.g. Scrum, Kanban), participating in commitment, retrospective and planning meetings
  • Attendance during regular work hours and overtime as required
  • Participate in requirements reviews
  • Refactor existing software
  • Apply generally accepted development and quality assurance standards and techniques to assure efficient program logic and data manipulation

Candidates Applying should be aware; This role is predominantly home-based, you will only need to attend the office in Dudley for meetings at times and you will spend your first week of employment at the office for training and setup.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyses information skillfully
  • Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment

Personal qualities

  • Planning/Organising - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure
  • Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities
  • Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE's grade C or 4 and above in English and maths or The Functional Skills Level 2 equivalent
  • Ideally at least 1 years experience within Software Development or a Level 3 qualification in IT, Software or similar

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Future prospects

There is the potential of a full-time position along with progressive routes that will be considered/offered to the apprentice after full completion of the apprenticeship if they demonstrate the right skills and attributes throughout the completion of their program.

Ultimately the Apprentices will have the chance to work towards a nationally-recognised Level 4qualification, they'll also have the chance to work and receive support for Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths alongside, if not already achieved.

Things to consider

Mitek's guiding principles:
  • Courage: We boldly pursue the change that is required to transform global communities. We make all decisions, no matter how difficult, with the highest level of integrity and accountability
  • Innovation: We challenge and reach beyond "what is" to create a better future
  • Unity: We are One MiTek -a global organisation that leverages the collective diversity, strength, and experiences of our community to develop industry-leading solutions
  • Stewardship: We take seriously our responsibility to our people, our customers, our resources, and our world

Who are we?
  • We care about the people we work with and we value being part of something larger than ourselves
  • We focus on delivering great outcomes for our customers, solving problems rather than just making stuff
  • We continuously improve, as individuals and in teams

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