Graduate Software Engineer
We have a history as one of the UK’s finest software institutions and yet we are using and taking the very latest Web-scale technologies into previously uncharted areas. By joining Metaswitch you join this innovation race: A community of developers, employees, partners and customers who are committed to rebuilding communications networks and services for future generations.
Our package highlights
- Challenging work with leading-edge technology in a financially-strong company.
- Flexible working conditions and a deep company-wide commitment to training and development for everyone.
- We accept applications from graduates and postgraduates of all degree disciplines. No experience is necessary but an interest in technology is essential.
- We provide subsidised accommodation in a company house at our Enfield location. We also offer company-arranged accommodation in Edinburgh, Chester, Coventry and Cambridge.
- We recruit all year round with no deadline.
The focus is on you
The secret of our success is the people we recruit – and we’re looking for the best. You do not need prior computing experience, but an enquiring mind and the proven ability to solve complex problems are essential, as is an outstanding academic record.
Join us and you'll find that the focus is all about you. You're recognised and treated as an individual. Your training is unique to you – tailored to your own wishes and needs – and will continue throughout your career with us. The only constant is that you will be challenged and stretched, but within a supportive environment, working with some of the brightest minds in the business.
A career in the cloud
Most graduates and postgraduates will start with us as software engineers.
Software engineering is an exceptionally creative discipline. We are living in a world where people expect more and more from their communications products and network services. As a direct result, network service providers stand at the doorstep of a radical transformation in the way they build and operate communications services. They need your help to move their core network elements off proprietary hardware into a cloud-based, software-centric future. Inspired software engineering affects how these services perform – and how they are experienced by end-users.
You will work on projects that are revolutionising the communications industry. Working with some of the smartest engineers around, you’ll develop flexible and hugely scalable software architectures - the enduring structures that make innovative services possible within and between communications networks. You will build our products, which are deployed by hundreds of companies and provide communication services to many millions of subscribers around the world.
World class software engineers
With our support you will become a world class software engineer, armed with the expertise to tackle the difficult challenges posed daily by the projects you are working on. With the assistance of your manager and mentor, you will learn new software languages and programming techniques to enable you to solve some of the most complex problems the software industry faces.
You will use your analytical skills to reduce each problem you encounter into its individual parts, and then work out how to solve each issue and turn your design into reality. Your creative instincts will help you to produce a solution that is elegant, efficient, high-quality and delivered to the customer on time.
Every project will involve new and exciting challenges. You’ll have clear ownership of the aspects that you are responsible for and will very soon be making key decisions that affect our products. As you become more experienced, you will increasingly have the opportunity to lead projects, people and teams as your career flourishes within Metaswitch.
Our graduate starting salary is £32,000. This will be reviewed at three months, a further six months, and then every nine months thereafter.
Performance related bonus plan and share plan
The company is privately owned partly by top-tier investment firms Francisco Partners and Sequoia Capital, and partly by the Employee Benefit Trust (EBT), which provides a performance related bonus plan, equitably rewarding employees for their contribution and encouraging long-term commitment. In addition, the company operates an employee share plan which enables all our people to benefit from the increased value of the company.
Along with an excellent non-contributory pension, you'll enjoy life assurance, permanent health insurance and private medical insurance. You will enjoy four weeks' holiday rising to five weeks after your first year, along with the ability to buy an additional two weeks.
Morale and team events
We have team and office morale events with a very generous budget. Activities can vary from drinks, bowling or go-karting with your team mates, to a day or weekend away with a larger group (where Center Parcs, Paris and Vilnius have been some recent destinations).
We have corporate membership of the local tennis, golf and health clubs near some office locations. You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of other sports and activities – including football, badminton, bridge, board games and tag rugby, to name but a few.