Genesis10's Dev10 program hires candidates with passion and aptitude to be software developers and data professionals, today’s hottest careers. With demand for these careers projected to grow faster than for all other occupations, companies across the U.S. are struggling to find the tech talent they need. We seek enthusiastic college graduates dedicated to launching their careers as software developers and data professionals.
We will pay you to complete the immersive technology training. After training, you will gain two years of hands-on experience as a Dev10 consultant. Dev10 Consultants will work on rewarding projects for top Fortune 500 companies.
First, we’d like to get to know you. Simply apply today. Then, our process takes you through these steps:
Information session presented live by a Dev10 Recruiter covering the program details and a Q&A session
Do you think like a Developer or Data Engineer? Let’s find out! You’ll complete a 75-minute logic and reasoning test online.
Virtually meet our recruiting team who will take you through behavioral interview questions. You can ask questions too!
A half-day interview held online via Zoom. During this time you will work on a small business project as a group. This is not a technical skills assessment and there is nothing to prepare ahead of time. We are looking at your ability to interact in a group setting and work together to solve a problem.
Welcome to your new career in software development or data engineering! The training phase will start soon after you receive your offer. This is a salaried position at Genesis10 with full benefits, ongoing mentorship, and industry-proven training.
While they didn’t know each other in college and met only briefly during their Dev10 training, Calli and AyDy now work together as software developers at the same company. Hear them tell the story of how they've come to value one another as colleagues, and how Dev10 plays a key role in the relationship.
Then: Kenneth Blaauw was working in healthcare. The long hours were a drag. Now: his quality of life is better. He’s happier. He feels like he’s contributing. He’s appreciated. What changed?
We launched our first Dev10 pilot cohort in Minneapolis, MN on April 9, 2018.
We have started many cohorts held in various locations including Milwaukee, WI, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, New York, NY and Washington D.C.. We are also recruiting for cohorts in Austin, TX, Cleveland, OH, Columbus, OH, Phoenix, AZ, Toronto Ontario and Chicago, IL.
No – We see about 50/50 new grads vs people who have experience but are looking to transition their career into software development.
We have a 7-step application process that you will need to complete and you as a candidate determine how quickly you move through that process. Steps are pass/fail and you move through them as you pass. We begin with an Information Session, move onto an Aptitude Test, then schedule a Behavioral Interview and then a Phone Interview. Step 5 is a Web Development Course that can take up to 40 hours to complete. The final step in our process is a Group Interview. This is the only set date of our process as we give out offers at least two weeks prior to the cohort start date. Depending on when you start the process, will determine the speed at which we need to move forward.
Once we identify which cohort you are interested in pursuing, that is where training and any client placements will be located. For example, in Minnesota our training is held in Minneapolis and any client placement would be within the Twin Cities Metro area. Please keep this in mind when you consider applying for the program. Fit and location matter.
Yes, it is possible. However, we thoroughly vet your skills and potential prior to extending an offer which we believe supports our graduation rate. In addition, we have many ways we can support you throughout training to ensure you are staying on track.
Grace graduated in May 2020 with a physics degree from Luther College. It was the early months of the pandemic and few employers were hiring. So Grace took what she calls her “covid gap year” and worked from home at her dad’s recycling company, GKAT Reclamation, as a Grant Coordinator and Office Manager. The following summer she moved to the Twin Cities. A friend had a good experience with G10 Associates, Genesis10’s college-hire program, and suggested Grace look at it. When she researched Genesis10, she found Dev10. “I liked that Dev10 would train me to become ready for a career. I did some coding in college and was interested in it then. I wanted to see how I could apply it in business.”
Accepted into Dev10, Grace “was nervous at the beginning, getting into this all-new territory, but it was a great experience…The instructors were very helpful and really wanted you to do the best you possibly could.” She liked training with recent grads and career changers and enjoyed meeting people with similar and different backgrounds. Now an App Analyst and Developer Associate at a healthcare provider in Minnesota, Grace works on a team that’s creating a new data set where all of a provider’s information can be found in one place. Never would she have dreamed a year ago that’s what she’d be doing today. “Training me to go into this job, Dev10 completely changed my career path in a good way.”
Mimi graduated in 2018 from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where she majored in biology and minored in environmental science and French. She worked lab jobs before landing a role as a regulatory coordinator where she authored safety data sheets and made sure GHS (a chemical classification and labeling system) specs were followed. After two years, Mimi felt her career was plateauing and put out feelers. A Dev10 recruiter reached out on Handshake. The job description emphasized logic and problem-solving, inherent in a development career. That appealed to her “because I was looking for a job that would teach me new skills and have opportunity for continuous growth. Not only would I be learning, but I would be able to apply what I was learning.”
While rigorous, Mimi appreciated the application process. “For someone with no computer science background, it was reassuring, because once I got through the steps, I was confident that I would be able to tackle the training.” And tackle it she did! “I was dedicated to putting in the time to learn the material. The instructors were very helpful with that. They were always available to get us through any trouble.” Mimi stays in touch with other Dev10 Associates who went through training with her. She likes reaching out to people in the same stage of their careers and talking about their experiences. Today Mimi work as a Quality Engineer with a healthcare company in the Midwest. “Now, I feel that I’m on a path that has opportunities for advancement, to learn and to grow. I have a lot of direction now.”
After receiving a B.S. in biology, Donavan was finishing up his MBA at Lake Erie College when he discovered Dev10 on Indeed. Donavan also was working as a General Assistant for the men’s lacrosse team at the college. Members of his family had long been working in software development and the field always interested him, but he was not interested in more schooling. Researching software development as a career and Dev10, Donavan soon felt that becoming a software developer was what he wanted to do. “The opportunities the field and Dev10 presented amazed me,” he says. As for the rigors of the application process while still in grad school? “Personally, I love a challenge,” he says.
Before applying to Dev10, Jackie was working as a paraprofessional at an elementary school and studying to become a Certified Quality Assurance Tester. Coding was her passion. She was on her high school IT team, helping other students and teachers solve printer problems. She also dabbled in programming in college as part of her coursework for a degree in Visual Arts Design, Painting and Drawing. “Working as a paraprofessional really helps you figure out whether you’re meant to be a teacher, and I learned early on that teaching wasn’t the career for me.” As for the art and coding connection, well “active programming and marking art to me are very similar. They are just different tools for different types of canvas.”
Learning more about programming and assistance with job placement at a company where she could grow her skills drew Jackie to apply to Dev10. She especially enjoyed the project part of the application progress, collaborating with other candidates. Now, Jackie is an Automation Engineer at a tech company near Dallas. She works alongside a Senior Automation Engineer, Developers and Product Managers to build exciting new products. Has Dev10 prepared her for the role? In more ways than one! She’s got all the tech skills—and feels that the program’s emphasis on team building has been especially valuable. “Dev10 prepared me for absolutely everything. I am really glad I got into the program.”
Now, Deni is a Quality Engineer with a financial services firm working remotely which she loves. She designs test cases for web pages. Dev10 prepared her for the role by teaching her how to solve problems on her own. To those who may be interested in Dev10, she says not to be afraid to ask questions. “Give the program all you have. Approach it as an opportunity to start over. That’s something I am grateful for every day.” Another lesson learned that continues to serve her well: resiliency, which Deni developed when her training cohort went remote after the pandemic struck in March 2020.
Gi entered the University of Wisconsin—River Falls as a student in the international studies program. He wanted to teach English abroad. He got the chance—one summer he taught children English at a camp in Japan as a volunteer. Midway through college, Gi became more interested in computer science and changed his major. He learned about Dev10 his senior year when he heard that a classmate had applied. Attracting him to the program was the work experience he would gain—switching majors late and being a student during the pandemic limited his choice of internships. Companies were canceling internships the summer of 2020. It’s tough to get a job without experience! Gi applied to Dev10 and began training right after graduation.
Now, Gi is a software engineer with a retailer in the Midwest working on the company’s website—and he loves it! Of the training which prepared him for his current role and beyond, he says, “the instructors are so amazing. They genuinely care. They didn’t rush or stop until I understood what I was doing. They were very patient.” In addition to teaching him more about coding than he says he learned in his college courses, the instructors showed him how to network, a skill he felt was underdeveloped because of the pandemic. “They taught me about connecting with others, something you wouldn’t think about when you apply to the program, how you learn that as well. I was super nervous about it, coming from an online college experience. But I met so many great people!”
Kate was majoring in neuroscience, minoring in chemistry, biology and computer science at Macalester College, when she took an Intro to Coding class her junior year. She found coding “super interesting!” Then, her senior year, she took a class in AI and realizing what she could do with comp sci, she was hooked. But her schedule was already really so full! Word of mouth—from another Macalester grad who successfully completed and loves Dev10—alerted her to the program which she applied to in her senior year. With her workload, the application process was challenging, but she says that Dev10’s Katy Tripp was with her every step of the way.
With Dev10, Kate has launched her tech career with a retail company in the Midwest where she tests code for point of sale (POS) systems being deployed in its stores to make sure there are no defects, that everything is working as it should. She loves that she’s making a difference! Would Kate be where she is if not for Dev10’s fantastic trainers? She recalls: “One Sunday at 11 pm, the code I was working on was broken. I couldn’t figure out what was happening. I pinged one of our instructors, figuring they would respond in the morning. He offered to hop on a call right away, saying, ‘I’ll go through the code with you.’ It’s crazy how dedicated they were to helping us at any time.”
Chris graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in psychology and decided not to pursue a PhD. What to do instead? He worked in sales and operations roles, most recently for start-up health care companies. His resume also includes stints as firefighter and bartender. Chris enjoyed the client-facing aspects of his job, but felt that something was missing. While in an operations role, he realized he was interested in software. With time on his hands due to a Covid-related furlough, Chris researched software developer training and found Dev10. After reading testimonials by current Dev10 consultants, he figured that Dev10 would be a perfect fit. He applied and got in.
“The Dev10 instructors really made the experience for me,” Chris says. “The lead instructor in particular showed a level of investment in the progress of students in a way that is rare to come by. When I was in college and taking other courses, such as firefighting, I didn’t get the same level of investment that I did with the Dev10 instructors. It shows how the program and the instructors are invested in the Dev10 consultants. It was a really great experience for me.” Now, Chris is a Software Development Consultant with an insurance company in the Milwaukee area where he’s on the underwriting portal team, building the testing framework for a new front-end portal. “We’re really excited about the project,” he says.
Kenneth chose a career in healthcare because he loved the technology. Yet the long hours had him questioning his choice. He studied coding. Then, the pandemic hit and he knew it was time for a change. Dev10’s appeal was that it made use of his degree—and that he’d be paid while training. Speaking directly with a Dev10 recruiter, Danielle, who walked him through the application process, put his mind at ease. This was what he wanted to do, move into technology, use his work experience to develop software for the healthcare industry.
During the application process, Kenneth felt as if he were being vetted for success. Dev10 is how education should be, he says—"we are investing in you—and our company. It’s a great model.” The training was intense. CS majors in his cohort said they didn’t learn as much in 4-5 years of college! The trainers—James, Kyle and Irina—were fantastic. They answered every question. Now he’s working as an Information Solution Designer for a financial services firm. His quality of life is better. “My blood pressured dropped 20 points. I’m happier. I feel like I’m contributing. I feel appreciated.”
A St. Catherine University grad, Calli has a degree in mathematics. She loves math, but she also loves the programming classes she took toward her degree. Six months after graduating, she found Dev10. Of the training, she says that the instructors “challenged us to do our very best. They kept us motivated and were willing to help whenever we had any questions.” As did Tara! “When I needed support, she checked on me every week to see how my assessments were going. I could not have made it without them.”
Calli works as a tech software engineer at a biotech firm in the Twin Cities with AyDy, another St. Catherine grad. Their manager loves Dev10! “I think the intensive process proves to be beneficial because out of the program come great new developers who can make a difference in the world of technology,” Calli echoes. Recommending Dev10, she says, “if you are looking to change careers or are just getting out of college like I was not really knowing what you want to do or are moving away from your major, it’s a great program.”
Graduating from St. Catherine University with a BS degree, AyDy worked for 15 years as a nurse at Hennepin County Medical Center. She worked in psychiatry, oncology and the ICU when she realized she wanted to make more of an impact. The pandemic showed us that telehealth is going to be big going forward. AyDy wanted to be a part of it! She likes that Dev10 is for people with diverse backgrounds. “How many programs pay you to learn and help you find a job? It’s an amazing all-round program.”
While they didn’t know each other in college and met only briefly during their Dev10 training, AyDy now works as a tech software engineer at a biotech company in the Twin Cities with Calli, another Dev10 Associate and St. Catherine grad. Two other Dev10 Associates also work at their company, and another four will be joining them in the fall. Their manager loves the program! “Dev10 really pushes teamwork, working in pairs, collaboration,” AyDy says. “We wouldn’t be as successful without one another.”
With a degree in mathematics, Maria was teaching algebra, geometry, stats and calculus to high school students when she was ready for a new challenge. She loved the kids, but was intrigued by coding. She took CS classes at a community college, got an associate’s degree—and fell in love. This is what she wanted to do! Then, looking for training with more support than traditional bootcamps, she found Dev10. “I could tell that you really care, not like other places I looked at and reviews that I read.”
For Maria, that sentiment permeates the program, which she applied to at the start of the pandemic. The process “made sure that I am a good fit for the program and that the program is a good fit for me,” she said. And, the training? Maria can’t say enough good things about the instructors. “James was always there for us. Even after placement, he was open and available with career advice.” Today, Maria works in DevOps for a financial services firm in Milwaukee. “Dev10 is definitely the best thing that happened to me in 2020!”
Emma planned on grad school and teaching. A gig as a sub reawakened a love for problem solving and coding. So she participated in a bootcamp and began to look for a job that would support her as she continued learning. But few companies hire entry-level software developers. With Dev10—a really smart program in her eyes—Emma will get two years of experience, opening up fantastic opportunities. Watch Emma's testimonial
Now Emma is a Front End Software Engineer at a financial services firm, working on an app that financial advisors will use with their clients. She loves that her new role teaches her something new every day. She’s exactly where she’s supposed to be, doing exactly what she’s supposed to be doing! Her advice: Keep an open mind about opportunities Dev10 creates—the Genesis10 team will find you the right role.
Kyle came to Dev10 with an Information Technology Management degree and a wish that he had taken more coding in college. After his brother attended bootcamp, he wanted to go too. Dev10 was an opportunity “to get a good solid foundation in the software industry.” Once the training began, Kyle saw that he hadn’t done as much coding as some of the other consultants, but “the instructor was always willing to sit down with me and answer my questions.”
Kyle’s colleagues see him as a source for his coding expertise. Working as an IT Business Analyst at a building materials manufacturer, he loves his job. That good solid foundation he was seeking? He found it with Dev10 which helps him through any challenges. Equally important, he says, is his colleagues’ support. “We’re always learning new things!” His tip for Dev10 consultants beginning their training: Don’t be afraid to ask stupid questions.
Nancy majored in mathematics and minored in computer science and had worked in several contractor roles including as an anti-money laundering analyst before learning about Dev10 from a LinkedIn post. While she found the application process challenging, especially the web development course part of it, she made it through successfully. During bootcamp, Nancy appreciated the real-world experience she gained through the classroom instructor who has real-world experience himself.
Nancy is putting that real-world experience to work as a Java Developer, running code every day for a financial services firm. Excited to build on the skills she acquired in college and the education she received through Dev10, she finds the continuous learning both challenging and fulfilling. Her new role keeps her on her toes—it’s what she loves most about it—and feels happier now than before beginning Dev10. Her advice: Enjoy the bootcamp! Enjoy learning!
With a degree in chemistry, Emma had a job testing soil samples. She considered grad school, but didn’t like the career options. Working with a career counselor, she learned she has an aptitude for coding! Googling training programs, she found Dev10, which seemed magical—paid training and mentoring after job placement. The application process built up much needed stamina for bootcamp where she designed her own group running app as her capstone.
Emma is excited about her new role as a Junior Developer in the healthcare industry in the Twin Cities, and feels more positive about her career opportunities. She’s figuring out how all the pieces of the business fit together—the coding part of the job is easy! Emma has only good things to say about the Genesis10 team—she meets on the phone or in person once a week with her delivery director, Matt O’Hara, appreciative of the support he provides. He’s great, she says.
Devlin loves to code! He studied coding in college, but was frustrated by the slow pace. Still, that love won out and he worked in software support for a small digital print company. Excited about his Dev10 acceptance, he told his family he’d soon be busy doing coursework that would take him to the next level professionally. Bootcamp was a blast! He coded for 8-12 hours a day! The instructor went above and beyond--teaching real-world applications he’d use every day.
Working in a Front End Developer role in an Agile environment for a financial services firm, Devlin is helping to build an app for internal advisors to use with clients. Excited about the career opportunities Dev10 has opened up for him, he wants someday to serve as a mentor helping people as he was helped. For those considering Dev10, Devlin says 110% to go for it, not only for the tools to succeed as a developer, but also for the work ethic the program encourages.
Feeling burned out from a teaching job, Rebecca was enrolled in a development course at a local college. As she applied for developer roles, she ran into roadblocks because she didn’t have work experience. Then she learned about Dev10 on a career site. Sounding too good to be true, a recruiter contacted her the day after she applied. Rebecca appreciates that the selection process is so deliberate—determining that both she and Dev10 are the right fit.
Now in a corporate training program with a financial services firm in Dallas, Rebecca says Dev10 changed her life! She’s happy to go to work every day. On a recent Saturday, she and two Dev10 colleagues (they stay in close touch) taught girls about machine learning and AI, designing a face-lock app as part of a Black Girls Code event. So taken with Rebecca’s enthusiasm, an eight-year old said that she too wants to be a programmer when she grows up!
With a background in health informatics, Natalie was offered a job managing a restaurant when she realized that it was not what she really wanted to do. Hearing about Dev10 from a Facebook post, she talked to Genesis10 recruiters who suggested she go through the Web Development course to learn more about what the training would be like. Although curious about the change in her career path, her family was very supportive throughout the process. Watch Natalie's testimonial
Natalie is working as a Back End Software Engineer in fin tech building APIs (Application Programming Interface), which she enjoys. Mentoring at work and through Genesis10 have been most helpful in transitioning into her new role. She sees that first placement as key, getting into an environment that provides growth opportunities. Her advice: Make sure you have the time to invest in the program. Be open-minded about your placement. Trust in the process.
A recent grad with a degree in biomedical engineering who loves to code, Peter wished he had taken more programming in school. His job search was frustrating—until he found the ad for Dev10 which was looking for people exactly like him. While family and friends were surprised at the turn in his career path, Peter was truly grateful every day of the training to be part of the program. Watch Peter's testimonial
Today, Peter works as a Developer for a financial services firm, providing support for web applications. He loves the investigative part of his role, having resolved a flagged security flaw issue (a big deal in his industry) for the Director of Info Security. If you know you want to work in tech, Peter says that Dev10 is great way to break into the industry without taking on the risk of investing in more college coursework.
Ngochinyan graduated in 2015 from Augsburg University with a BS in Biology and was headed to med school. Along the way, he worked as a medical scribe with a physician and learned that a doctor’s lifestyle wasn’t for him. Freshman year, he had debated whether to major in Bio or Comp Sci! As long as he was happy, his parents supported his decision to join Dev10. In 2019, he picked Dev10 because in addition to paying a salary while learning to code, the program also provided job placement assistance and mentoring once on the job. He was hooked!
As a Salesforce Consultant with a Financial Services firm in the Twin Cities area, Ngochinyan loves a challenge! Of the Dev10 training, he loved the camaraderie of all the Dev10 Associates together facing the biggest challenge—learning to code in three months! While Dev10 taught him java programming, which he isn’t currently using, the rigors of the training prepared him for any challenge enabling him to succeed in his current role. Now he’s studying to become certified in Salesforce. “I’d highly recommend Dev10 to recent STEM grads interested in learning to code and making a career change!” he says.
With a BS in genetics, cell biology & development, some med school and coding experience from the University of Minnesota, Moe was looking for a career change. He had made a tough decision: Medicine just wasn’t for him. A relative who had worked as a Business Analyst for Genesis10 put him in touch with a Dev10 recruiter, and the rest, well, Moe successfully completed the training and landed a great job in financial services. Like medicine, he says coding infiltrates just about every aspect of people’s lives. He wanted to be a part of that, just not as a physician.
Moe’s Dev10 trainer provided more inspiration—“he was a chef before he decided mid-career that he wanted to code—and we could tell he was happy by the way he approached class every day.” Moe’s advice to others thinking of making a change: Just do it. But, it takes hard work. Learning coding is like learning a language. It takes practice. Moe appreciates the extra effort the Dev10 team put into helping him with his transition. When the role he was interviewing for required knowledge he didn’t have, of Salesforce, the program filled in the gaps with additional materials and a timeline for learning it!
Nealie is a 2015 graduate of the University of Texas—at Dallas with a bachelor’s degree in arts and technology. While in college, she loved working with 3D animation and took programming courses. In her senior year, however, she wasn’t sure that she wanted to work in her major. Instead she took another path and began working as client account coordinator at a financial firm. Eventually she found her way back to tech and applied to the Dev10 program.
Nealie’s Dev10 placement is with a financial firm in Dallas, as a software developer on an authentication team—combining two of her interests! Would she recommend Dev10 to a friend? She already has! Naturally a quiet person, Nealie loved the cohort—the team working together to make sure everyone understood the concepts before moving ahead. A good thing because a couple weeks in, she realized they had already gone through three semesters of programming!
Juhi had left her job as a claims adjuster and attended a coding bootcamp when she found info about Dev10 during her job search. Like many Dev10 consultants, she thought the program was too good to be true. While her family leaned toward medicine as a career, Juhi is interested in how society interacts with technology. She applied and was accepted. “It’s crazy how much we learned in 12 weeks,” she said. “We learned—and applied—a new concept every day.”
While her family is sad that she moved from Houston, Juhi now works as a developer for a financial services firm in Dallas. Bonding with others in her cohort, she stays in touch with them every day! In her new role, she is using the skills she acquired, especially back-end Java development. “I don’t ever want to be in a place where I can’t say that I am excited about going to work every day,” she said, adding that she’s recommended Dev10 to her friends in Houston
Mackenzie came to Dev10 with a Bachelor’s degree in Design Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She was a senior in college, graduated during the pandemic as a graphics designer but realized late in her college career that her passion was coding.
Graduating from the Dev10 program was a game changer for Mackenzie - New career and new friends! Mackenzie landed a new job before completing the training for one of the top employers in Milwaukee. Learn more about her journey. As Mackenzie reflects about her experience, she said , “We all have different backgrounds, but we were all working toward the same goal.” Not only am I a developer pursuing a new career path, I also have a community of fellow Dev10’ers to collaborate and further grow with. Mackenzie laughed and said, I am not sure who is more excited,” me or my dad? She shared her dad was “excited to finally have someone to talk coding with”.
Eddy was attending college studying computer forensics and cyber security and working in quality assurance for a medical devices company when he became interested in coding—Java in particular. While he has a deep love for learning, he wasn’t up for spending more time in college to pursue another degree. That love of learning, however, led Eddy after graduation to Dev10 which offers plenty of opportunity to learn. Like many Dev10 Associates, he found the rigorous application process challenging. “If it’s this tough,” he thought, “it must be worth it.”
Learning so much more about Java than he had in college, Eddy loved the Dev10 training. Approaching his capstone—the cohort is asked to choose a technology they hadn’t used previously—he selected Angular, which is very challenging. Today, Eddy is working for a pharmacy benefit management company that holds “Innovation Week” events where employees are encouraged to try new technologies and share with their teams how the tech will benefit the company. “Feeling like I am not a number and having a say is the best part of the whole experience,” he says of his new role.