Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    June 11, 2024
  • Location
  • Expiration date
    June 30, 2024
  • Experience

Job Description

The Bending Spoons Software Engineering Apprenticeship is a three-month program designed to foster gender inclusivity and provide support to those historically underrepresented in the tech industry. Its goal is to offer driven and passionate individuals the firsthand experience they need to boost their engineering career. If you’re based in Europe, have a background in computer science, and are deeply committed to advancing in the field, this could be the exact opportunity you’ve been looking for. After getting up to speed on the latest technologies, you’ll gain extensive hands-on experience working on real projects and learning from some of the brightest minds in the field. You’ll put your skills to the test, and find out what daily life is like at the forefront of the tech industry. As part of the apprenticeship, you’ll also have the option to relocate to Milan—with the first three months of accommodation expenses covered. And, depending on your performance during the program, you may be considered for a job offer at Bending Spoons.

A few examples of your responsibilities

  • Collaborate with our software engineers to expand our set of libraries and make our processes ever-more efficient.
  • Learn about the latest and greatest technologies, testing the promising ones to make sure we don’t miss out on game-changing opportunities to boost our productivity and the enjoyment of our work.
  • Contribute to product development and product roadmap planning, learning how to take a proactive role and ownership of the products you work on.

What we look for

  • Reasoning ability. Given the necessary knowledge, you can solve complex problems. You think from first principles, and structure your ideas sharply. You resist the influence of biases. You identify and take care of the details that matter.
  • Drive. You’re extremely ambitious in everything you do—and your initiative, effort, and tenacity match the intensity of your ambition. You feel deeply responsible for your work. You hold yourself to a high—and rising—bar.
  • Team spirit. You give generously and without the expectation of receiving in return. You support the best idea, not your idea. You’re always happy to get your hands dirty to help your team. You’re reliable, honest, and transparent.
  • Proficiency in English. You read, write, and speak proficiently in English.

What we offer

  • Incredibly talented, entrepreneurial teams. You’ll work in small, result-oriented, autonomous teams alongside some of the brightest people in your field.
  • An exceptional opportunity for growth. We go to great lengths to hire individuals of outstanding potential—then, our priority is to put them in the ideal position to thrive. Spooners in their 20s lead products worth hundreds of millions of dollars. And if you’ve got what it takes, you’ll soon be playing an essential role in major projects, too.
  • Competitive pay and access to equity in the company. Our pay packages are designed to attract and retain top professionals. Typically, we offer an individual at the start of their career a salary of €63,965. If they possess a few years of relevant experience, the salary on offer tends to be between €105,737 and €143,330. Pay grows rapidly as you accumulate experience and translate it into greater impact. You can also receive some of your pay in company equity at a discounted price, thus participating in the value creation we achieve together. If relocating to Italy, you may enjoy a 50% tax cut.
  • All. These. Benefits. Flexible hours, remote working, unlimited backing for learning and training, top-of-the-market health insurance, a rich relocation package, generous parental support, and a yearly retreat to a stunning location. We help each Spooner set up the conditions to do their best work.

Before you apply

Bending Spoons is a demanding environment: We’re extremely ambitious and we ask a lot of ourselves and one another. While this tends to lead to fantastic learning, achievements, and career growth, it also requires a significant commitment. So if you like the role and are ready to give your very best, don’t hesitate to apply.

The selection process

We welcome applications in English and Italian. If you pass our screening, we’ll ask you to take on a few tests that assess how you approach unfamiliar problems. If you’re successful with those, we’ll invite you to a series of interviews. Bending Spoons is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We consider for employment any applicant and we provide reasonable accommodations for an applicant with disabilities, which can be requested at [email protected]. Studies suggest that women tend not to apply for a job if their CV isn’t a perfect fit. Here, talent takes precedence over experience. So if you like the role and think you could be awesome at it in time, go ahead and apply.