Career Opportunities – Graduate Developers

Bracknell, Berkshire
£38,000 with planned progression to £46,000 package in 6 months

Do you want real skills and career progress, with rewards to match?
Are you interested in solving hard technical challenges but with a commercial focus and customer interaction?
If the answer to these questions is YES, then we would like to hear from you.

OnTheMove is a software product, built using the latest web technology, that allows organisations to quickly build and deploy modern, easy to use, high productivity user interfaces for corporate business applications. We also build market vertical applications built with the core product. Our customers have been extremely successful with the product and we believe it has a great future in an expanding range of sub-markets.

Because our core technology products are, in essence, a toolkit from which our customers create a final configuration to deploy to users, we need the very best developers who have the intellectual rigour to think through all the ways what they are coding might be used and have the determination to build solutions that will be robust in all circumstances.

After a short initial training period, you will be working on core product code to address real customer requirements. The work typically involves:

  • building high quality solutions, often with minimal supervision
  • developing test cases
  • supporting our customers and internal consultants in their use of the product – typically identifying the root cause of reported problems
  • working on customer implementation projects, configuring OnTheMove to the needs of particular organisations
  • configuring and supporting vertical application products built in our core technology

For people who show the right degree of determination, communication skills and technical aptitude, there will be the opportunity to rapidly advance into areas such as design and more customer interaction.

Prior Experience

We are interested in people with 0 to 2 or 3 years high quality post graduation experience – although no amount of experience will act as a substitute for the critically important academic and aptitude requirements. For candidates with meaningful relevant experience, we would expect to adjust the starting salary appropriately. The developer recruitment page provides more information.

The Rewards

We aim to recruit the very best graduates and the salary packages that we offer reflect this.

  • When You Join
    If you join as a new or recent graduate, we start you on a basic salary of £36,500 + £1,500 car allowance. In addition, we pay a relocation allowance of up to £1,000 to people moving into the area.
  • After 6 Months
    Within 6 months, assuming normal progress, you should be on a package of about £46,000 comprising:
    • a basic salary of at least £42,500
    • a car allowance of £1,500
    • a contribution of up to 5% of basic salary on a matching basis into your own personal pension scheme

The Requirements

In order to apply, you need:

  • a 2:1 or better in a numerate discipline from a reputable institution (or equivalent if you studied outside of the UK). If you have not yet graduated, you need a reasonable expectation of a suitable degree. We recruit from a wide range of backgrounds. You do not need to have a Computer Science degree – we are just as interested to hear from candidates with other numerate degrees such as Maths, Physics and Engineering.
  • 3 A levels at grade A* or A in serious subjects (or equivalent if you studied outside of the UK)
  • excellent and well-proven programming skills in a 3GL. These don’t need to be in a particular language although but we have special interest in any of the following:
    • HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript including frameworks such as React and Knockout
    • Object Oriented languages in general, especially with experience of designing class models involving a high degree of abstraction
  • enthusiasm, determination and a sense of “mission”
  • relevant commercial experience, e.g. an industrial placement, is a distinct advantage

Office Working

We work 100% of the time in our Bracknell office as we believe that it is the best way to foster effective team work and increase the skills of the less experienced members of our team. Therefore, it is important that all applicants are committed to the idea of being in the office on all working days.

Applications

Please send your CV, together with a covering letter, to recruitment@onthemovesw.com

When applying, please:

  • specify that you are applying for the Graduate Developer role
  • provide as much detail as possible about any real world experience, exams taken and grades achieved
  • tell us where you first saw our recruitment advertising

We aim to have a short, simple and effective process. Once we have received your application, if we are interested in taking things further, the typical process will be:

  • a short Zoom interview
  • an online technical interview where you write some code with one of our existing team members
  • a face to face interview

We often make job offers within a month of receiving an initial application – sometimes even faster.

Work Permits

We do apply for work permits for successful applicants on occasions but, for this to be possible, your CV must be very strong, and the chances of a successful work permit application must be good. Current regulations make this much more likely to succeed if you have, or expect to get, a UK university degree. In addition, it must be practical for us to interview you in the UK.