Developer Placement Opportunities 2020/21
Closing date for submissions: 28 February 2020
Plymouth - 1 Year - £17,000
At GOSS our mission is to ensure our clients maximise their online potential. We do this by harnessing the best internet technologies to deliver innovative solutions that enhance customer experience, reduce costs, and provide a competitive advantage. To do this we have to stay on the leading edge of technology and innovation.
The GOSS Digital Platform helps to drive digital transformation within a wide range of public and private sector organisations across the UK, and each week more than 3 million people experience our work. Building software at scale is fun, challenging and changing constantly. We have helped our clients deliver new online services to their citizens including ferry disruptions, improved waste collection solutions as well complex integration into various 3rd party systems.
We are looking for placement students to join our team.
We are looking for talented, enthusiastic, hard-working Placement Students, with an interest in the analysis and development of web applications in the roles of Business Analyst or Developer. You will join our friendly, innovative and growing team, currently more than 60 people, based at our offices in Plymouth overlooking Dartmoor.
You will be working on large scale, high profile projects often using the latest technologies which means that you can really develop and showcase your skills.
Under the guidance and leadership of Senior team members, you will work in a matrix team environment, often in an Agile way, with Business Analysts, Developers, Project Managers, UCD / UX Experts and Network Support Engineers delivering a wide variety of challenging and interesting projects - some client-facing, others around product development. You will work closely with our software developers to deliver well considered, easy to use, attractive web applications and you will contribute towards our goal of continually improving our development processes and delivering outstanding software. You will learn about software development in a commercial environment and gain real world experience of designing, building, maintaining and supporting web-based applications. You will also receive a mix of on-the-job and more formal technical training.
What's it like to do your placement and to work at GOSS?
Dominic Youel, a Plymouth Uni graduate, who did his placement with GOSS and now works as a permanent member of the team, said:
"My mentor is excellent, and I have learned a huge amount. I've been encouraged to use my creativity. It's a very relaxed place to work. Everyone sat around me is highly experienced and free cake is startlingly common. Oh, and one afternoon, I saw a huge herd of deer grazing outside my window - not many software companies can offer that!"
GOSS was founded in 1999, and today comprises over 60 great people. We are a growing software business based on the edge of Dartmoor. Our clients range from the public sector (Police Forces and Government) to private sector brands such as Brittany Ferries & Caledonian MacBrayne.
At GOSS, our values help us to achieve our goals as well as contributing to making GOSS a great place to work and develop.
- We treat GOSS like it is our company. We take ownership for getting things done. Each of us is responsible for the quality of everything we do.
- We work together as one team, committed to and focused on achieving our company's core objectives and delivering value to our clients and their customers.
- We enjoy what we do and we always operate with respect and trust, in an ethical way.
- We value innovation and creativity. Every experience is a learning opportunity.
- We actively support our communities through various events such as charity events and local industry talks
- Flexible working hours and location
- 31 days holiday including Bank Holidays, increasing by 1 day for each full year of service up to a maximum of 36 days
- Company performance bonus
- Long service award
- Enhanced maternity & paternity package
- Cycle to work scheme
- Access to reduced rate fitness scheme
- Free refreshments
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
To apply, complete our short application form and upload your CV which you can find below. If you have any great examples of your recent work, please include a link and brief description alongside your application.
Initial interviews will be via telephone/Skype with our Technical Lead and a Senior Software Developer. If successful you will be invited to attend an interview here at the GOSS offices in Plymouth which will last approximately 1 hour.
Applications from candidates living outside of the UK will be considered for the position provided the candidates can demonstrate that they are eligible to work in the UK.
GOSS is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. This means that decisions concerning recruitment will be based on the needs of the business and not any assumptions based on sex, race, age, disability, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, married or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.
Due to the large volume of applications GOSS receive, if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of applying, on this occasion its likely that you have been unsuccessful in your application.