Graduate Software Developer

Salary

TBC dependent on experience

Hours of Work

Monday to Friday

Location

Liverpool, UK

How to apply

Send your CV and covering letter to careers@yozu.co.uk

Who Are We?

Founded in 2013, Yozu is a rapidly expanding team of designers, developers and engineers that help SMEs and larger blue-chip corporations around the UK and abroad to better leverage technology within their business. We work closely with our clients to deliver solutions that help to transform their business, and take pride (and have fun!) coding solutions to interesting problems.

We take a mature approach to agile software development; we automate where possible, we’re agile where and when it matters, we work collaboratively with our clients, and we ship often and early.

Technologies and platforms, we utilise include: Rails 5, ES6, React, Spring Boot, CI via tools like CodeClimate and Bitbucket Pipelines, JIRA, Digital Ocean, Google Cloud, AWS, Git and so on

We Require

We are looking for a Graduate Software Developer to join our bespoke software development company consisting of a team of passionate developers with a passion for building scalable and robust solutions that have a big impact for their clients. Our software helps businesses across the UK to grow and expand.

Your input, insight and work will be valued and important to both the company and our clients, and you will get to see your work put into production on a daily basis. We pride ourselves on the quality of their work and providing an unparalleled level of service to our clients.

We’re looking for developers who share a similar level of passion, have a great attitude, and who are committed to producing software and solutions that amaze our clients. Your attitude and aptitude are much more important to us than any other criteria.

 

In Return

You will benefit from exposure to the latest cutting-edge technologies, and will have the opportunity to see your work used in live production environments for some of the largest companies in the UK.

You will continually improve on your existing skills as you benefit from working with other like-minded individuals who are keen to share their wealth of industry experience and knowledge with you.

 

Role Summary 

We require an enthusiastic and gifted individual with a proven interest and ability in developing software systems to join our young team of software engineers. The successful candidate will be helping us to develop bespoke software for our growing and varied client base.

On a typical day you will be developing and testing software, fielding questions from clients, updating documentation, refactoring existing code, and designing systems and solutions with the rest of the team.

 

Required Skills

  • 2+ years of experience developing software or services in any mainstream Object Oriented language, in an academic capacity
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiastic and motivated personality
  • Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to debug and diagnose in a sensible and methodical manner

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Work on new and ongoing projects, developing primarily web-based applications and back-end services for a broad range of clients
  • Develop clean, maintainable code
  • Write clear and concise documentation
  • Work with other team members to design systems and solutions
  • Consult and liaise with clients on a daily basis
  • Develop and issue bug fixes
  • QA projects
  • Take part in peer reviews

 

Desirable Experience

  • Developing software and systems using Ruby, Java or C#
  • Developing rich web applications (Ruby on Rails, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery)
  • Experience of Agile methodologies such as SCRUM or Kanban

 

Key Benefits

  • Friendly, relaxed and creative work environment
  • Supportive leadership that is keen to see you progress in your career and personal development
  • Exposure to a wide range of cutting-edge technologies
  • Work with other like-minded, enthusiastic team members
  • Flexible working hours and arrangements
  • Friendly and approachable team and mentors
  • On-the-job mentoring and continual training
  • A well-stocked kitchen full of snacks and drinks, Jura Coffee Machine, team lunch every Wednesday, and regular paid team nights out

 

How To Apply

Please email your CV along with links to any supporting materials to careers@yozu.co.uk.

In addition to your CV, you could help your application if you include relevant links such as:

  • Any examples of Ansible Playbooks, personal dotfiles configuration, or Docker images published on https://hub.docker.com that you think would help support your application
  • If you’ve blogged on the topic, given a talk at a meetup, or have examples of documentation you’ve produce we’d love to see those too.