Twilio is Hiring for Software Apprentice
Twilio is hiring for software apprentices.
Because you belong at Twilio
The Who, What, Why and Where
Hatch is a 6-month apprenticeship program at Twilio that aims to equip individuals having non-traditional technical backgrounds with industry experience in designing, developing and delivering production-ready software systems. We encourage anyone from an underrepresented group in tech to apply for this position. This includes, but is not limited to, women and non-binary individuals, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities and veterans. The Bangalore cohort is scheduled to start on Monday, October 11.
This position will be based in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Our offices are currently closed till further notice so we are planning for most of the apprenticeship to be run remotely. Once city and country COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, the position will be based out of our office at RMZ EcoWorld, The Bay Area, 3rd Floor, Building 6A, Outer Ring Road,DeverabeesenahalliVillage, Adarsh Palm Retreat, Bellandur Bengaluru Karnataka- 560103 India
Twilio is looking for apprentices who live the Twilio Magic and have a demonstrated track record of learning, growth, impact, and success. Ideal candidates are:
- Technical proficiency via a coding bootcamp, online certification or equivalent (self-taught)
- Proficiency in at least one coding language and backend/UI framework
- Experience with web applications, REST APIs and datastores
- Willingness to learn Java, Scala, PHP, JS, Go or Python
- Strong communication, interpersonal skills
- Test driven development discipline and appetite for knowledge
- Some full-time work experience outside of software development
- Familiarity with the Scrum development framework
- A public GitHub portfolio of software projects or equivalent
As a Software Engineer Apprentice, you will live the Twilio Magic values:
- BE AN OWNER: Write high-quality, maintainable code that is well-documented and extensively tested
- BE INCLUSIVE: Collaborate with team to rapidly and safely iterate and deploy production systems
- DRAW THE OWL: Participate in product and architecture reviews to determine project deliverables
- RUTHLESSLY PRIORITIZE: Commit to, scope out and timebox tickets to deliver at a predictable cadence
- EMPOWER OTHERS: Contribute to regular team meetings to plan work on an ongoing basis
- WRITE IT DOWN: Give and receive constructive feedback as part of peer code reviews
Hatch Software Engineering apprenticeship program embodies Twilio’s continued growth and commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace. At Twilio, we strive to build equity, equality, and belonging to make communication more inclusive for all. We hire people with non-traditional backgrounds to increase our hiring funnel and work towards a more equitable tech industry.
Twilio is a company that is empowering the world’s developers with modern communication in order to build better applications. Twilio is truly unique; we are a company committed to your growth, your learning, your development, and your entire employee experience. We only win when our employees
succeed and we’re dedicated to helping you develop your strengths. We have a cultural foundation built on diversity, inclusion, and innovation and we want you and your ideas to thrive at Twilio.
This position will be located in our Bangalore office. Around the world, Twilio offers benefits and perks to support the physical, financial, and emotional well being of you and your loved ones. No matter where you are based, you will experience a company that believes in small teams for maximum impact; seeks well-rounded talent to ensure a full perspective on our customers’ experience, understands that this is a marathon, not a sprint; that continuously and purposefully builds an inclusive culture that empowers everyone to do their best work and be the best version of themselves.
Millions of developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications to improve any human experience. Twilio has democratized communications channels like voice, text, chat, video and email by virtualizing the world’s communications infrastructure through APIs that are simple enough for any developer to use, yet robust enough to power the world’s most demanding applications. By making communications a part of every software developer’s toolkit, Twilio is enabling innovators across every industry — from emerging leaders to the world’s largest organizations — to reinvent how companies engage with their customers.
Online Interview Tips:
Video interviews are the new normal. In an age of powerful technology, it’s no longer necessary or practical to bring candidates to you or to go to them. In fact, people are increasingly interviewed and hired without an in-person meeting. Here are ten tips on making sure you ace your next video interview:
- Know your time zones: The video allows us to speak across (great) distance. Make sure you’re clear if suggested interview times are in your time zone or the interviewers. Try converting the time zone according to your specific time zone.
Know your tech. Familiarize yourself with whatever technology the interviewer has asked you to use (Skype, Zoom, etc.). If you’ve never used the tool before, get comfortable with the interface in advance: how should your computer be positioned so the interviewer can see your face at a comfortable angle? Are your camera and microphone connected and working? Many people un internationally make a bad impact on the interviewers because of this.
- Minimize off-screen distractions. The only person you should be interacting with during a video interview is the interviewer.
- Choose a proper background: When choosing a space to show up for a video interview, be conscious of how the setting you’re calling from reflects on you: choose a well-lit room where you can sit in front of a neutral background.
- Avoid backlighting (when no one can see your face) and spotlighting (when you sit with light close to you and look like you’re telling a ghost story at a campfire).
- Be prepared for glitches. Distractions will happen. Technology will fail. Stuff will come up. Handle these smoothly and professionally.
- Be your best and authentic self. Being unfamiliar or uncomfortable with technology is not an excuse for a poor interview. As soon as you know you’ll be doing a video interview, do what it takes to feel confident and at ease on screen. If that means you need to practice in advance with a friend or colleague, do so.
- Emphasize your skills and Achievement: Focus on your skills and accomplishments, including high school/college coursework, volunteer and co-curricular activities, and your computer and language skills. Previous internships or work experiences are important as well as describing your transferable skills: communication, interpersonal, organization, strong analytical and problem solving, and more.
- Emphasize the Positive: You may be asked during the interview to give a list of your strengths and weaknesses. Remember in these types of questions to focus on the positive. When referring to weaknesses, recognize those things you feel you need to work on and quickly shift to actions you have taken to improve in this area. Specific examples can be helpful to illustrate your progress.
- Close the interview with confidence: The beginning and end of the interview can be the most crucial aspects of the interview. End your interview with confidence. Thank the interviewer for his/her time and ask when you may expect to hear back from the employer.
- Follow up the interview with a thank-you note: Take this opportunity to clarify a topic discussed in the interview and to reaffirm your interest in the organization and the internship. Send a thank-you note to everyone you interviewed on the day of your interview.
The questions you should prepare for:
- Tell me about yourself
- Why do you want to work at this company?
- What are your strengths and weaknesses?
- Tell me about an experience when you made a mistake and how you fixed it?
- What are the three things you wish to see in the firm you are working for?
- Where do you see yourself in 3 years/5 years/10 years?
- Tell me about anything else which you have done or you are proud of but it is not in your resume?
- What are your expectations from the company or colleagues?
- What are your hobbies?
- Do you have any questions for us?
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