A well rounded team consists of members from diverse backgrounds who bring unique perspectives to the table. We’re always on the lookout for highly qualified software engineers and have found that many of those individuals come from different educational backgrounds and have varying levels of experience. Our belief is that there are diamonds in the rough all around us; we just have to find them and support their growth.
We’ve identified a huge problem in the industry at large; new developers fresh from college, code schools and independent learning don’t yet have the expertise to contribute productive bandwidth to software teams. Zeal’s apprenticeship program bridges this experience gap, taking individuals “to the next level” and preparing them for a successful career at Zeal and beyond. Apprentices graduate with a strong understanding of agile processes, comfort with paired programming, and practice pushing code to production applications under the mentorship of experienced developers.