Twilio Is Recruiting for Software Engineering Apprenticeship and Seeks Diverse Candidates - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise magazine September/October 2017 issue

Twilio, a company very well known for having a diverse workforce, is currently looking for engineer apprentices for their Software Engineering Apprenticeship.

The apprenticeship, known as Hatch, is a six-month program at Twilio, based in San Francisco. It aims to equip individuals having non-traditional technical backgrounds with industry experience in designing, developing, and delivering production-ready software systems. They encourage anyone from an underrepresented group in tech to apply for the position. This includes, but is not limited to, women (self-identified), people of color, LGBTQIA, people with disabilities, and veterans. See all of the relevant information from Twilio below.

 

About the job

For the first part of the apprenticeship, you will be part of a team of apprentices learning about Twilio’s engineering platform, working on an internal tool, and building your Twilio app to help you get up to speed on their products, systems, and processes. You will spend the rest of the program interning on one of their product engineering teams, learning about software development best practices from subject-matter experts, and iterating on your team’s software systems. Throughout your apprenticeship, you will have access to formal training and multiple mentors to help you navigate your career path and develop your technical and interpersonal skills.

 

 

(Image: Twilio)

(Image: Twilio)

Responsibilities

  • Write high-quality, maintainable code that is well-documented and extensively tested
  • Collaborate with team to rapidly and safely iterate and deploy production systems
  • Participate in product and architecture reviews to determine project deliverables
  • Contribute to regular team meetings to plan work on an ongoing basis
  • Give and receive constructive feedback as part of peer code reviews

Requirements

  • Certification from a 12-week+ intensive, full-time bootcamp program or equivalent
  • Experience with web applications, REST APIs and ORMs
  • Proficiency in Python, JavaScript, or Ruby
  • Willingness to learn Java, PHP, or Python
  • Strong communication and team skills

Bonus points

  • A strong sense of empathy
  • Appetite for knowledge
  • Familiarity with the Scrum development framework
  • Basic understanding of DevOps best practices
  • Test-driven development discipline

The cohort is currently slated to start in March 2018. Applications will close Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at 5 p.m. PST. Any questions can be directed to hatch@twilio.com. To apply, click here.

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