What was the most interesting bit of your course? Was it when you got do something practical with data? Do you have the sneaking suspicion that you'd rather have a career tinkering with data, than the main subject of your uni course? Don't worry, it means you're exactly like the rest of the team at endjin, who have backgrounds in physics, psychology, geography, maths, and engineering, but are all data geeks.
We are looking for graduates with a passion for learning, an aptitude for problem solving, and experience of the scientific method, evidence-based decision making, and critical thinking. We'll teach you both the technical and softer skills required to be an effective data engineer; as it turns out, programming is only one aspect of data engineering!
We have a structured three-year award winning graduate programme, which combines study and industry certification, with 1-2-1 mentoring and pairing with other members of the team who are experienced & globally recognised experts (authors, consultants, speakers). You'll get to work on real customer engagements, contribute to our open-source projects and products, as well as work on your own pet projects.
We're Microsoft Gold Partners, and most of our day-to-day work involves helping customers solve challenging problems around data, analytics, visualisations, and machine learning models "in the cloud". We use a multitude of programming languages and tools to deliver value: C#, Python, R, Scala, SQL, DAX, Jupyter Notebooks, Power BI to name a few. The different languages and tools change over time, so we like to focus on the fundamentals, because they give you a good grounding and are applicable regardless of implementation.
But it is not just about "the code"; to be successful we also need to help customers with their strategy, processes, and help train their people too. This requires analytical thinking, empathy, emotional intelligence, and the ability to communicate confidently and clearly.
So how does this graduate programme work? It is split across 3 years, and moves through distinct phases of learning:
- Year 1 - you gain awareness of the industry, tools, processes & languages, we pay you £28k
- Year 2 - you gain a deeper practical understanding of the above, we pay you £32k
- Year 3 - you are now able to demonstrate these skills, we pay you: £36k
At which point you graduate to become an "Engineer Level 1" (and focus on experience & practice) with a salary of £45k. At this stage, your career progression is in your own hands, and you can grow at your own pace.
We believe that lifelong learning is a key aspect of having a successful and fulfilling career in tech, so much so that we turned our career development framework into an app that you'll use day-to-day to manage your progress.
We have a transparent salary band pay scale; this helps everyone understand the skills they need to learn and the value they need to deliver at the different levels within the company. We believe that this kind of openness is the best way for the industry to eliminate the gender pay gap.
We've been a remote company since 2017, which means that the pandemic had a minimal impact on our working practices. Being remote enables us to hire people without the traditional geographic boundary limitations; this enables them to live where they want to; where housing may be more affordable, where good schools are, or where their families and social support networks are located, rather than where the company office happens to be based. This is crucial for our employees to maintain the right work/life balance and long-term happiness. As the restrictions lift, we'll resume our regular in-person get togethers.
Being remote doesn't mean just working from home, if for your mental health and wellbeing, you'd prefer a clean separation between home and work, we'll pay for a co-working space, alternatively if you'd prefer a home office, we'll offer a stipend so that you can rent larger accommodation with dedicated space. Our aim is that by the time you reach "Engineer Level 1" you should be able to get on the first rung of the property ladder.
Career Pathways in Tech
You don't have to have a Computer Science, Data Science or Artificial Intelligence Degree in order to work in the Tech industry. The team at endjin have backgrounds in physics, psychology, geography, maths, and engineering. Carmel studied Physics at Manchester University, before becoming an endjin Apprentice. Carmel is now a Software Engineer I, STEM Ambassador and LinkedIn Learning Instructor. She recorded a video of her thoughts about pathways into Tech:
At endjin, we have put a lot of thought into our career development process and in particular how employees can see a pathway from Apprentice I all the way up to Principal III or Technical Fellow III 25+ year into their careers. We outline this career pathway in the video below:
This concept of a career pathway concept is core to our career development platform, Career Canvas, which we used to managed your professional development on a day-to-day basis:
How to apply
Please note, endjin is not on the UKVI / Home Office Sponsor Register and is therefore unable to sponsor Tier 2 work visas for international graduates.