on March 9, 2022 • 8 minute read
Take the first step and launch your career through our Junior Playmaker Internship program in Ptuj, Slovenia. Solve real technical challenges by learning from experienced engineers in an environment with distributed systems and scalability opportunities that affect millions of users.
Junior Playmaker is a 3-month internship program for graduates and students. It will give you a real taste of everyday operations in a fast-growing B2B/SaaS company with a global team of 100+ Playmakers that helps other companies monitor and improve their business performance.
Our 6 Product and Engineering teams have over 35 members with extensive experience in UI/UX design, frontend/mobile/backend development, product growth, and analytics. We build our products and features from scratch using the latest technologies and juggle huge amounts of data daily.
As our needs evolve, we keep exploring new tools and ideas and love working alongside people who are willing to try new things. In addition to our partnership projects with the Informatics and Computer Science departments of the University of Ljubljana and the University of Maribor, we want to give young enthusiasts an opportunity to help scale our systems for millions of users.
Mentoring, code reviews, and writing tests are only some of the core engineering principles you’ll be challenged with. If this piques your curiosity, keep reading.
The Junior Playmaker program is dedicated to graduates and students in the second half of their University programs (in the fields of computer science, information technologies, or informatics), with a desire to learn practical engineering skills and find a thriving environment in which they can start growing their careers.
We’re especially excited to welcome young bright minds who would like to grow their engineering skills and have a strong sense of ownership, problem-solving abilities, and a goal-driven mentality, which makes them proactively seek opportunities that create value.
We want to emphasize that this internship program is not separate from our normal stream of product development. We believe that the best way to become a good software engineer is to learn by doing. The program usually lasts 3 months, with the possibility of extension.
Here’s what you can expect from the internship:
Learn more about our team here and get familiar with the faces you’ll be potentially looking over your desk 😉
Everyone starts with a formal onboarding. The first week is be dedicated to getting to know the team and familiarizing yourself with our work, processes, and culture. The next step is learning about our organizational structure, product, and engineering teams, and getting to know their responsibilities, followed by a deeper dive into understanding our product.
Your work will be monitored by a senior team member who will also become your mentor. The role of your mentor will not only be to support and guide you, but also to carefully monitor your progress. Yes, this includes peer reviews and regular feedback. That’s how you learn after all, right?
After the initial week or two, you’ll start working on concrete projects for example: getting familiar with REST APIs and effective tackling of all their limitations, such as pagination, rate limits, error handling, data dumps, event hooks, etc.
How long does the Junior Playmaker internship last?The Junior Playmaker internship program usually lasts 3 months with the possibility of extending. As long as both parties are satisfied with the arrangement and you have your student status, time, and a desire to learn, you’re welcome to stay on the team.
When is the right time to apply?Junior Playmaker internship positions are always available but limited by open positions. Every year we invite 3-4 interns to join our midst so we advise you to move quickly with your application.
Ideally, internship candidates come from the Information technology and Computer science departments and are graduates or students in the second half of their University program with a desire to learn more practical engineering skills and find a thriving environment to start growing their careers. Other than that it’s really up to you to think about the right time to start gaining experience and the time you can dedicate to growing your skills.
We also appreciate individuals who are eager to learn, but most of all, we value an ownership mindset.
Is this a full-time internship? Will I be able to work during my school year?Don’t worry, we understand your education is a priority for you at this time. That’s why we offer flexible working hours. It’s up to you to decide on your work schedule. All that aside, we wish to welcome individuals who are eager to learn and grow, which also requires dedication and ownership. For that reason, the ideal time to plan your internship might be during the summer, right after finishing your mandatory internship at the University.
How do you decide who joins the Junior Playmaker internship?We open 3-4 internship positions a year and only invite a handful of candidates to join our midst. We start the process by reviewing all applications, finding the most appropriate candidates, and presenting them with an assignment designed to test their skills. We then review the task results and invite candidates to a more detailed interview to decide who to welcome as our new intern.
How can I stand out in my application?Firstly, do your research and let us know why you are interested in joining the team. In addition to your resume, we love to see projects you’ve been working on to date. However, this doesn’t mean we prioritize candidates with more experience – it just helps us to get a better sense of who you are, where you’re already skilled, and what you are passionate about.
Will I receive feedback that will help me advance faster?You can expect to get regular one-on-one feedback from your mentor, who will check up on your work, elaborate on your progress and strengths, and give you feedback on the skills you need to improve – not to create pressure, but give you a clear focus while moving forward.
If you’re up for the challenge, browse our open internships here and when you find the one, hit that apply button. We’ll ask you to upload your CV and share your LinkedIn profile. After that, give us some time and we’ll get back to you.
P.S. If you don’t see any open positions, don’t be shy and send us a message to tell us more about who you are, what you care about, and where you want to go. We’d be crazy not to recognize a driven young mind and invite you to an interview.
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