Software development intern summer 2019


techspert.io is a quickly-growing new startup based just outside Cambridge, and we’re looking to work with talented and enthusiastic interns to work on our web-based expert connection platform

 

(Note that this page concerns our specific software development internships offered in summer 2019. For our more general, permanent internship scheme, here)

Job description

We love taking interns. We’ve done it several times before and have always found them to be great contributors to the company’s work, so we’re always on the look out for more.

If you’re successful, you’ll join us at our beautiful office in a village just outside Cambridge for 6-10 weeks this summer, where you’ll work alongside our team. You’ll get experience of a wide range of activities as you contribute to our work, and gain valuable experience while impacting the business. You’ll also take responsibility for an independent project to complete during your internship.

As an intern, you’ll work in our frontend development team, contributing to the web-based connection platform that our business development team use to reach out to experts and link them up with our clients. You’ll get hands-on experience with JavaScript, Angular, CSS, HTML, Node.js and MySQL.

During your internship you’ll also complete your own independent project – we’ll decide on a topic together with you, finding something that you find exciting and will help you develop the skills you want to focus on, while also being valuable to our business. This could mean, for example, creating and implementing an API, or frontend work such as coding a user interface to respond dynamically to user interaction.

About you

  • You’re a current student or recent graduate of an undergraduate or masters course – or maybe a talented self-taught software developer.
  • Some knowledge of JavaScript is a must, though you don’t need to be an expert. Experience building web apps with Angular or Node.js would be an advantage, but is also a skill that can be learnt on the job.
  • Ability for creative problem-solving is essential. We’re a small and quickly expanding company, and things move fast – we come up against new situations all the time, and you should be innovative and proactive in how you get us through them.
  • Importantly, you have a desire to work in a startup, and enthusiasm to develop your skills working on real-world problems.

Compensation & details of employment:

  • Interns working in our tech teams will be paid at a rate of £20,000 per annum pro rata dependent on role and experience – that’s £3000 for an 8-week internship.
  • Employment will be for 6-10 weeks – we’re flexible within this range, and also flexible on your start date.
  • We have a limited number of bedrooms available on-site which may be available for any who need somewhere to stay for the period.

Benefits

  • Exciting start-up environment!
  • 25 days paid leave per year pro rata plus public holidays (works out as 4-7 working days off in a 6-10 week summer placement).
  • Beautiful office with fully-equipped kitchen, games console and gardens.
  • If our annual company retreat (to an exciting international location!) falls within your internship, you’ll get to come on that!

How to apply

If interested, please apply online using the application form linked below, supplying a CV and cover letter.

Applications will close on 27th March, at which point we will evaluate all applications together and get back to you soon!

If you have any questions about the company, the application process or anything else, feel free to email our Office Manager at amrit@techspert.io. We look forward to hearing from you!

We welcome speculative applications, so whether we’re recruiting for a specific position at the moment or not, feel free to contact us if you have an idea as to how you think you might be able to contribute to our work, or just to find out more about the company. If you would like to apply for a job with us, you can do that by filling in this form: https://goo.gl/forms/n05yPV9pat3y7Pfu2. If you don’t have a Google account, feel free to apply by email instead to amrit@techspert.io .

Send any careers-related queries to Amrit at amrit@techspert.io.

In accordance with our equality and diversity policy, we’re committed to making our workplace a safe and welcoming one for anyone. We’d love to hear from you if you think you have something to contribute regardless of your background, and if there are any adjustments to the application process that might make it more suitable for you, or if you’d like to talk about accessibility in our workplace, please do contact us.

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