Development Placement for Zing at ProspectSoft Ltd

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
17th February 2019
South East
Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire
Salary Band
£16,000 - £17,999
Role May Involve
Computer and Systems Engineering Computer Science E-Business Information Technology

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“I thoroughly enjoyed my placement at ProspectSoft, the whole experience beat all expectations! I am extremely grateful for all that the ProspectSoft placement scheme has provided me and I would recommend the scheme to anyone and everyone…” - Read full review

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Development Placement for Zing

Working as a Developer at Zing, the Software Consultancy division of ProspectSoft, will provide the benefits and security of being part of an established and well-respected Development Placement Scheme, with the added excitement of working at a start-up.

Zing is a start-up business operating with the back-up of an already successful business, so you'll get all the great training and support that you should demand from any placement, but with a start-up feel.

Zing is focused on delivering projects using the amazing technology stack from Twilio. If you haven't heard of them…you will soon. Twilio are fundamentally disrupting the communications industry, providing APIs for managing any type of communication; Voice, Video, SMS and since acquiring SendGrid, now also email. Any time you speak to an Uber driver, talk to an M&S Call Centre or receive a message from Netflix, that's all powered by Twilio. Zing is only the second accredited Twilio partner in the UK and we've already completed some really cool projects. We now need to build our team so that we can focus on large, high-profile development projects. A placement at ProspectSoft in the Zing team will be lots of fun and you'll learn a set of skills in a technology stack that is going to be in high-demand for years to come.

Successful applicants can expect to gain a great deal of experience working through the full development cycle from systems analysis, through writing the code to testing and delivery. You will be working within a team of amazing developers and working directly with the founder of the business unit. You'll be playing a key role in delivering a wide range of exciting projects. On commencing your placement, you will receive nearly six weeks of training in all aspects of our development methodologies and most importantly, learning the Twilio stack. During your placement, you will also have access to a full MSDN subscription with a monthly personal allowance of Microsoft Azure credit to play around with for your own pet projects.

As a Developer, the year will be highly software development focused and will involve the use of technologies such as the .NET framework for backend services/APIs and web technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript as well as Vue.js and TypeScript for the client side. Any experience with the above technologies or SQL databases will be advantageous although not essential. As active members of the development team you will work as part of a team following Scrum and Agile methodologies.

Some of the things you’ll be doing:

  • Software Development – Using Vue.js and TypeScript to create components which will be used by our customers. You will also be creating Azure services and coding backend APIs in C#.
  • Configuring of Continuous Integration – Taking a set of code you have created and configuring Azure DevOps to automatically build and run unit tests upon committing your work.
  • Scrum Team – Being an active part of one of the Scrum teams. This will involve refinement meetings where, along with the rest of your team members, you will discuss outline estimates for customer development.
  • QA Testing – Completing both unit testing and user testing for projects worked on by other team members of development. This involves locating potential issues and working with the team to plan and implement a resolution.
  • Hacks – We love to build nerdy stuff. We're currently learning how to programme Microcontrollers to build a funky direct mail piece, and there will always be another crazy idea to build and play with – hopefully some of the ideas will be yours!

What you’ll need:

  • A strong passion for software development
  • A desire to learn new technologies, improve existing skills & understand the business impact on the software development lifecycle
  • Have knowledge of the following technologies for client-side development: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JavaScript frameworks (ideally Vue.js however knowledge of similar Angular, Angular 2 or React would be advantageous)
  • A passion for playing with new technologies, and being prepared to learn new things
  • Have knowledge of the following technologies for backend/API development: .Net Framework Libraries, C# or VB.Net, SQL using databases such as SQL Server, SAP SQL Anywhere, Oracle or MySQL
  • Any experience with the following technologies would be great but not required: Twilio, TypeScript, Visual Studio/Visual Studio Code, HTTPS protocols and IIS
  • Degree in a relevant field

About ProspectSoft

Founded in 2000, ProspectSoft is a UK business operating in the business-to-business sector, delivering software to thousands of users across the UK, Republic of Ireland and worldwide. ProspectSoft identified a need for CRM and eCommerce solutions that integrated with accounting systems to help bring business information together. Our software eliminates the need to re-key data, improves lead follow-up and order taking, thus resulting in improvements in customer intelligence and overall efficiency.

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