Graduate software developer (2024 intake)

A full-time, 12-month fixed term contract
Hybrid working, with one day per week in our central Cambridge office

Are you an ambitious graduate looking to kickstart a career in software development?

As a graduate software developer at Cambridge Intelligence, you’ll instantly become an integral part of our development teams with the chance to contribute from day one.

What’s involved?

Every day is different at Cambridge Intelligence. You’ll have endless opportunities to grow and learn as a coder and a data visualization expert.

You’ll work with our talented developers, designing and developing new features for our products. Later on, you may get the chance to broaden your role with prototyping and customer projects – helping to take your coding and analytics skills to the next level.

We value creativity and innovation, as well as skill, so you’ll down tools every Friday to work on your own ‘Friday Project.’

Who’s the ideal candidate?

You’ll have strong programming skills in any language but some familiarity with JavaScript is an advantage. You should be a driven and motivated team player with a genuine interest in new technologies.

You might also have:

  • Familiarity with JavaScript frameworks, especially React
  • Familiarity with TypeScript
  • A strong interest in data visualization
  • A technical understanding of the whole web development stack
  • Knowledge of the software development life cycle

Who you’ll work with

We have four development teams, each consisting of JavaScript developers, technical writers, test engineers and a development manager.

Opportunities to grow

Our 12-month contract is a perfect opportunity to discover which area of software engineering you’re most passionate about, with the possibility of a permanent role after completion. You’ll also benefit from 5 days of professional development, fully funded by us.

Be yourself

We want to build a fair, respectful and welcoming company, where everyone feels at home. That means taking a long-term approach to equality, diversity and inclusion – not treating it as a tickbox exercise.

With the help of our EDI group, we’re working to make every aspect of the business – including recruitment – fair, respectful and inclusive.

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Ready to apply?

We’d love to hear from you! We just need your CV and a cover letter.

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Life at Cambridge Intelligence

Our data visualization tools are part of something big. They help catch criminals, stop cyber-attacks and unmask fraudsters. The work we do matters.

Our people are part of something big too – all great individually, but even better together. From developers to marketers, salespeople to accountants, we’re a smart and inquiring bunch who love finding neat solutions to gnarly problems.

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What happens next?

When you apply, if we agree that you seem a good fit, we’ll be in touch as soon as possible to get the ball rolling.

Our recruitment process varies by role, but we usually follow four steps to get to know you better.

  • telephone interview

    1. Phone interview

    • Duration: 30 minutes
    • With: our talent manager
    • To check: you’re right for the role
    • Preparation needed: review your your CV, re-read this job advert, and have a look around our website more generally.

    This is an informal conversation to make sure we’re not wasting your time.

    We’ll check if you have the right experience for the role and give you a chance to talk up your skills and achievements. We’ll also discuss your reasons for wanting to join our team.

  • coding task

    2. A task

    • Duration: as long as you need but candidates usually get this back to us within a few weeks to be reviewed
    • With: yourself, in your own time
    • To check: your coding skills, and how you approach a challenge
    • Preparation needed: review our SDK documentation

    If you enjoy writing elegant code, this is your time to shine!

    We know you have other commitments, so we don’t set a deadline for this task.

  • panel interview

    3. Panel interview

    • Duration: about 60-75 minutes
    • With: one of our development Managers and a developer
    • To check: your experience, knowledge and skills, and how you approach a challenge
    • Preparation needed: take some time to think about your prior experience, and how it will help you in this role.

    This is a chance to meet some of your future teammates, and talk through your coding task.

    We’ll ask about your experience and achievements, how you prefer to work, and what your professional development priorities might be. We’ll also assess cultural fit – to understand whether you’ll thrive in our team.

    Preparation is key for this stage! We love it when candidates bring examples from recent projects and questions for us.

  • telephone interview

    4. Last chat

    • Duration: 30 minutes
    • With: Jon, our head of development, and Nick, our CTO
    • To check: your motivations and aspirations
    • Preparation needed: none

    TAt this final step, Jon and Nick will be interested to hear about your motivations for joining us, what you know about us and what you’ll bring to the team.

Don’t forget: it’s a two way thing

Ask questions, share any concerns and let us know if we’re unclear. We don’t do trick questions, and won’t aim to confuse you.

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