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Placement Opportunity 2018/19 - Web Developer

Closing date for submissions: 30th April 2018

Plymouth - 1 Year - £16,500

We are looking for talented, enthusiastic, hard-working Placement Students, with an interest in web application development. You will join our friendly, innovative and growing Development Team, currently more than 20 people, based at our offices in Plymouth overlooking Dartmoor.
You will be working on large scale, high profile projects often using the latest technologies means that you can really develop and showcase your skills.  

About us

GOSS was founded in 1999, and today comprises around 60 people, of whom more than a third are ex-Plymouth University students (including our MD!). We are an award-winning, growing software business - the largest in the South-West - based on the edge of Dartmoor, and with our nearest beach just 25 minutes away.  

What you'll do

  • Under the guidance and leadership of a Senior Developer, you will work in a matrix team environment, often in an agile way, with other Developers, Project Managers, Business Analysts, 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.
  • You'll contribute towards our goal of continually improving our development processes and delivering outstanding software.
  • You'll learn about software development in a commercial environment and gain real world experience of developing, maintaining and supporting web based applications.
  • You will receive a mix of on-the-job and more formal technical training.

Who you are

  • You have experience of Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
  • You have used HTML/CSS and have an understanding of semantic mark-up and accessibility
  • You have used JavaScript - designing, writing, testing and using frameworks such as JQuery
  • Knowledge of Java and/or C#.NET would be useful
  • And most of all, an enthusiasm for web based software development; be it at the 'front end' utilising UI/UX skills or the 'back end' focusing on databases, architecture and performance.

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 worked 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!"

The team at GOSS enjoys a range of benefits such as company pensions and bonuses, share scheme, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme and support and funding for development and training. 

If you have any great examples of your recent work, please include a link and brief description alongside your application.

This post is based in Plymouth, UK. 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.

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