Software Engineering Experience Virtual Programme

Welcome to Skyscanner's Software Engineering virtual experience programme. We’re thrilled to have you here with us!

So what is a virtual experience programme? It is a unique opportunity for you to take on practical tasks similar to what our own Skyscanner engineers would work on and get a true feel of what it’s like to work here as a front-end, back-end, mobile, and product engineer. 

In this programme, you’ll develop key technical skills across different software engineering roles. This will give you the chance to see how our top engineers would have approached this task so that you can learn from them. You’ll also get a certificate upon completion that you can include on your CV and reference in an interview when you apply.

We can’t wait for you to showcase your skills during this programme and learn more about a potential career at Skyscanner! We’re a group of talented, passionate individuals located across eight worldwide offices. Unafraid of innovation, we're committed to making things better for everyone by leading the global transformation to modern and sustainable travel.

How will you benefit?

Make your CV and LinkedIn stand out

You’ll be able to include this experience on your CV and LinkedIn profile. Demonstrate that you’re ambitious, hardworking and have developed valuable practical skills.

Have your job application prioritised

It’s important to stand out when you apply for a job. Complete the programme, for your application to be prioritised for review when you apply at Skyscanner.

Earn a Certificate

When you complete the programme, you’ll earn a personalised completion certificate to share with prospective employers and your professional network.

What will you learn?

  • Create a Backpack React web app
    • Use Skyscanner’s Backpack React library to build a basic web app.
    • Practical skills you will gain from working on this task:
    • JavaScript
    • React
    • Backpack
  • Create a microservice
  • Create a Dropwizard microservice to assist users in finding car rentals and hotels
    • Java
    • Dropwizard
    • Microservices
  • Create a mobile flight itinerary
  • Develop an Android application to display a user’s flight itinerary using Backpack
    • Android Development
    • Kotlin
    • Backpack
  • Build a user-friendly platform
  • Create designs that enable ease of use for the developer team
    • Figma
    • Jira
    • Collaboration
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