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Opportunities

We are working to secure the best employment, education and networking opportunities for our community. If you are a partner and would like to post a role here, please reach out via our enquiries page.
When you are applying for a role with one of our partners, please make sure that you mention Code First Girls in your application and that you learned about the role through this page!

Jobs

job opportunity | Posted 03.02.21

Software Development Apprenticeship

Softwire is an independent software company with offices in London, Manchester and Cambridge. They deliver innovative, high quality software solutions in a range of markets with clients including the BBC and Google DeepMind. Softwire has featured in The Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For list in each of the past ten years.

Apprenticeship

As an apprentice at Softwire, you’ll get a thorough introduction to commercial software development on one of the best training programmes in the business. We offer a fantastic package with a salary of £24,000, plus bonus and other benefits.

Our two-year apprenticeship starts with three months of full-time training, leading into commercial software development work on Softwire’s customer project teams. You will get to work on a variety of projects, with a range of technologies, and we provide ongoing training and support every step of the way. Apprentices graduate with a Level-4 BCS-accredited Diploma in Software Engineering, and an internationally recognised coding qualification.

Eligibility

A passion for solving real-world challenges: First and foremost, you’ll get a buzz from building things that make a difference to businesses, people, and society. We also want to see passion for coding – any experience you have is a bonus.

An articulate people-person: You’ll be interacting with a wide variety of individuals: some deeply techy, some from complex business domains, and others with low digital literacy. You’ll need to be comfortable understanding their needs and discussing potentially complex technical ideas with all of them.

A positive, can-do team player: You love pushing the team to greater heights by helping colleagues out wherever you can. You always look to improve yourself and others. Your default answer to a question is ‘yes’, and you make big problems seem small.

Apprenticeship candidates must have either a non-STEM university degree, or no university degree (although you may have studied at university and dropped out).

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job opportunity | Posted 10.11.20

Code First Girls Nanodegree Evening Instructor (Freelance)

Code First Girls will be expanding on our current offering and delivering a range of new courses and course content for women who are interested in pursuing a career in tech in 2021. Our aim is to double the size of the current community by offering a variety of Mass Open Online Courses, revamped Introduction Classes, and our first ever Nanodegree.

CFG is looking for committed and experienced developers to become instructors for our 12-week, remotely-accessible, evening Nanodegree programme.

General Requirements
+ A UK/IE based developer with 2+ years of experience in a professional setting
+ Strong Python skills (experience writing production code, knowledge of APIs)
+ Good  SQL skills (ability to work with databases  and write queries to access data)
+ Understanding of a product development lifecycle
+ Advanced Python skills OR Data analytics experience/understanding  (Pandas, NumPy, etc. packages )
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Comfortable troubleshooting installation and software issues on both Windows and Mac machines
+ Experience deploying the code to production
+ Strong presentation skills
+ Ability to work with a group and handle unexpected situations
+ Passion for teaching and mentoring

‘Good to have’ requirements
+ Understanding of basic statistics techniques
+ Understanding of basic programming algorithms
+ Previous teaching experience (e.g. CFG courses)
+ Previous mentoring experience
+ Previous experience delivering MOOCs or workshops

All classes will occur Monday-Thursday from 6:30 pm – 9 pm. In total with prep time, you will work approx 100 hours over the 12 weeks. During the final six weeks, this will involve being present at all four sessions each week. Our sessions are conducted remotely via Zoom, so you can be based anywhere with good wifi.

Read the full job description here.

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job opportunity | Posted 07.08.20

Code First Girls Fellowship

The Code First Girls Fellowship is a 2-month rolling programme dedicated to developing the next generation of tech leaders through immersive teaching and coaching opportunities. Fellows are early to mid career tech professionals (or soon to be graduates) with a good knowledge and understanding of software development or engineering. Through the fellowship you will be integrated into the Code First Girls teaching organisation, both teaching coding courses and driving development of innovation in our course delivery systems and practices. You will be eligible to access exclusive events, coaching and mentoring from CFG senior leadership including from our CEO, Anna Brailsford. They will also receive a professional reference.

Fellows will be required to teach at least one CFG class during the course of their fellowship. This is an unpaid, part-time role, intended to be held alongside a full-time position. It will require a minimum of 4-6 hours per week.

 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Identify as a woman/non-binary
  • Bachelor’s or equivalent in a technical subject (or equivalent technical experience)
  • Committed to championing causes of women in technology
  • Above average communication skills
  • Willingness to step outside of your comfort zone 
  • Excited about innovations in education technology or technology generally

Find out more about the programme here

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job opportunity | Posted 07.08.20

Become a CFG Volunteer Instructor

We deliver courses all over the UK and Ireland and we do this with the help of volunteer instructors! Our instructors come from a variety of coding backgrounds, and include computer science/technical undergraduates/post-graduates, company based professionals with programming experience, freelance developers and university lecturers.

Courses are now delivered both in person and remotely, so there really are opportunities for everyone!
Please note this is an unpaid, volunteer role.

job opportunity | Posted 01.10.20

Graduate Engineer

As a Graduate Engineer, you will be developing key skills, mentored by senior team members. You will be performing technical tasks to encourage skill development ranging from script writing, CI/CD pipeline development, and cloud infrastructure maintenance and design. You will explore cloud architecture best practices and cybersecurity, along with infrastructure as code and a variety of exciting new technologies.

Greensill is an exciting, fast-paced, constantly changing environment; this will ensure you work with a range of team members from around our technology department on various projects.

Candidate must display technical skill or ability in ANY of the following :
+ 2:1 BSc Degree in Computer Science or relevant subject
+ Ambitious and driven individual, with great interpersonal skills and a desire to progress into future leadership

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job opportunity | Posted 01.10.20

2021 Intern Software Engineer

Citrix is a cloud company that enables mobile workstyles.  They create a continuum between work and life by allowing people to work whenever, wherever, and however they choose. Flexibility and collaboration is what they are all about. The Perks: they offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. You’ll enjoy their workstyle within an incredible culture.  Citrix will give you all the tools you need to succeed so you can grow and develop.

Citrix  have both 3 month summer internships and 12 month industrial placements available. Please select your preference during application. They are looking for an enthusiastic university student passionate about technology, with a positive, pro-active attitude. You have a desire to learn and develop, in addition to strong written & verbal communication skills.

Do you want your work to have an immediate and lasting impact to end users? This role provides an opportunity to participate in the software engineering process of a major, global software company defining the future of work with open and closed-source projects at its core.

Eligibility

  • Working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree from an accredited university
  • Understanding of the software development lifecycle processes
  • Understanding of operating systems and computer networking
  • Understanding of Computer Science fundamentals e.g., algorithms, data structures
  • Proficient in one or more programming language such as C, C++, Java, Python
  • Experience with one or more scripting languages e.g. JavaScript, PowerShell
  • All applicants must have the right to work in the UK
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job opportunity | Posted 01.10.20

2021 Graduate Software Engineer

Citrix is a cloud company that enables mobile workstyles.  They create a continuum between work and life by allowing people to work whenever, wherever, and however they choose. Flexibility and collaboration is what they are all about. The Perks: they offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. You’ll enjoy their workstyle within an incredible culture.  Citrix will give you all the tools you need to succeed so you can grow and develop.

This role provides an opportunity to participate in the software engineering process of a major, global software company defining the future of work with open and closed-source projects at its core. Agile teams at Citrix are building cloud-based digital transformation products for businesses, embracing mobile users, personal devices, wireless access, app stores, SaaS, and cloud infrastructure. You will work hands-on to develop software that is changing how the world works in a collaborative team structure. You can expect to be immediately exposed to some of the most cutting-edge technology and development stacks in your daily work.

Eligibility

  • Working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree (to be completed by July 2021)
  • Less than 2 years related work experience
  • Understanding of the software development lifecycle processes
  • Understanding of operating systems and computer networking
  • Understanding of Computer Science fundamentals e.g., algorithms, data structures
  • Proficient in one or more programming language such as C, C++, Java, Python
  • Experience with one or more scripting languages e.g. JavaScript, PowerShell
  • All applicants must have the right to work in the UK
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job opportunity | Posted 17.09.20

Software Development Internship

Softwire is an independent software company with offices in London, Manchester and Cambridge. They deliver innovative, high quality software solutions in a range of markets with clients including the BBC and Google DeepMind. Softwire have featured in The Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For list in each of the past ten years.

Internship

Get a feel for life as a professional digital engineer, building real-world software. Under the guidance of experienced developers, our interns form teams to create commercial-grade applications. This might be for a client, or a pro bono project or addressing a need within Softwire.

Summer internships last 8-10 weeks, starting in June or July. Let us know what dates would work for you when you apply and we’ll do our best to work something out. We recruit and interview all year round, but places do fill up and we strongly recommend you apply in the first term of the academic year. Prior experience is preferable but not essential.

Many of our interns go on to join Softwire permanently, taking up a graduate developer role after completing their studies. We hope you will too, so we reserve our internships for those who haven’t yet accepted employment elsewhere.

Summer internship salary is £28,000 per annum equivalent.

Eligibility

A passion for solving real-world challenges: First and foremost, you’ll get a buzz from building things that make a difference to businesses, people and society. We also want to see passion for coding – any experience you have is a bonus

  • An articulate people-person: You’ll be interacting with a wide variety of individuals: some deeply techy, some from complex business domains, and others with low digital literacy. You’ll need to be comfortable understanding their needs and discussing potentially complex technical ideas with all of them
  • A positive, can-do team player: You love pushing the team to greater heights by helping colleagues out wherever you can. You always look to improve yourself and others. Your default answer to a question is ‘yes’, and you make big problems seem small
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