What are skills you need to bring and continuously build on within the IT space, specifically as a software developer within our Dev10 Program? Writing code takes more than just proficiency with a certain coding language, it also requires self-education, complex problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, and people management. We identify these core skills throughout our application process to ensure that software development is the right career path for you.
What are you doing to further your knowledge and interest level in software development? During our phone interview, we love to hear your story about how you became interested in coding. Maybe you took a programming class in college and it ended there but you want to change your career track now. We encourage all candidates to further explore software development on their own time through self-education. This is a skillset for which there are no true masters of scale, but is one of infinite learning.
Complex problem solving is another skillset we identify in a candidate during our application process. We do this through an online aptitude test that assesses logic and reasoning skillsets. What are your natural problem-solving abilities? All software is designed to solve problems. It doesn’t matter what technology you use or programming languages you know, if you cannot determine how, why and where things break, you won’t be successful as a software developer.
Ability to Work on a Team
The last step in our application process is a group interview. Up until this step, Dev10 candidates have experienced a very individualized and one-on-one process. This last step is important to help us identify your team-building skills. What type of value are you adding to your group? Collaboration is an essential driver in success. And professional collaboration includes working with your immediate colleagues, internal and external customers. We use this step to identify how you work with others simply due to the nature of our program – software development training in a cohort-style model and placement on exciting assignments with our clients. Successful software developers must be able to work autonomously and as part of a team at the same time.
Self-education, complex problem-solving, and your ability to work on a team are just a few of the skillsets you should have when entering the field of software development, specifically through our Dev10 Program. At Genesis10, we take time to identify these skills throughout our application process and have a conversation with you to ensure this is the right career path and program for you.