Huddle Graduate Scheme
Get job, love job, fly… with Huddle
Huddle’s graduate schemes are aimed at exceptional graduates who want to work in an exciting, successful start-up in London. If you want responsibility, influence, reward and the opportunity to learn from the best, to work and share in the success of an amazing business then you’ll love Huddle. If you throw yourself into what you do, are not afraid of hard work, are adaptable, strive to be the best but will always look after your teammates, then Huddle will love you too!
Huddle Commercial Graduate Scheme
When you join our Graduate Scheme, you’ll spend about a year in either Sales Development, Customer Success or Sales Engineering.
Huddle’s commercial roles are all about our customers. Whether you love closing the deal, supporting customers or applying your technical knowledge to the real world of business, our commercial graduate scheme will find a role to suit you.
Huddle Product Engineering Graduate Scheme
Huddle’s products include the web application, desktop & mobile applications and APIs. The Product Engineering team is our shop floor. Product Engineering team members plan, design, build, test and maintain Huddle.
When you join H-PEGS you’ll either spend approximately a year on rotation, trying out different roles within the Product Engineering team or, if you know what you want to do and you have the skills, you can go straight into a specific role. No need to decide before you apply – we’ll work it out with you as part of the application process.
Whichever team you join, all roles have the potential to lead to more senior roles within these departments. The speed of your progression is down to you meeting your set objectives and working hard. Some Huddlers have been promoted within 6 months of joining, but suffice to say, all of our graduates from 2011 and 2012 have been promoted to more senior positions. Many of our managers joined Huddle in more junior roles and were promoted.
Developers build Huddle by writing high quality C# code, using Test Driven Development. Our developers are known for the outstanding quality of their code and ability to solve complex technical problems.
You’ll need to be driven, dedicated, analytical, methodical and creative. You’ll almost certainly have a Computer Science or related degree and you won’t mind being called a geek.
Technical Operations Engineer
Technical Operations Engineers keep Huddle’s technology running smoothly. We all need excellent IT in order to get stuff done – Tech Ops are responsible for providing a secure, reliable and responsive infrastructure so that people have the right tech tools for their jobs.
This is not just standard business IT stuff – our developers and QAs need state of the art systems on which to build and test their architectures and code.
And of course the Huddle site doesn’t just run itself, so you’ll get involved in preparing and deploying new releases, monitoring server performance, planning for future expansion, and keeping all the moving parts nicely lubricated.
The technical skills you’ll either need to have, or be able to learn quickly, include: Networks and hardware, server and workstation builds, desktop support, Microsoft Windows / MacOS / Unix, Active Directory, IIS, SQL Server.
You’ll need to be a quick learner, a perceptive problem-solver and have excellent communication skills to complement your exceptional technical prowess.
Quality Assurance Engineer
Quality Assurance Engineers act as the team’s conscience, helping the Product Managers define requirements correctly and making sure that the Developers build software that meets our ludicrously high standards. Our QAs don’t spend much time doing manual testing. Instead, they specify test plans, write automated tests using C# and keep us all on the straight and narrow.
The technical skills you’ll either need to have, or be able to learn quickly, include: C#, SQL Server, Selenium, REST, SCRUM, TDD.
You’ll need to be driven, dedicated, analytical, meticulous, adaptable and have an unhealthy obsession with detail. You’ll have a degree in a numerate discipline and, if you haven’t done any programming before, you’ll be ready, willing and able to learn some.
You’ll probably quite like finding faults in products but not as much as you’ll like seeing them fixed and you’ll be one of the stars of your course.
Product Analysts identify problems our customers have, help to design the solutions to those problems and prioritise the resulting backlog of work for the development team. They work alongside developers, designers and QA engineers to ensure that the features we deliver delight our customers.
The technical skills you’ll either need to have, or be able to learn quickly, include: web usability and product design, data modelling, SCRUM, SQL, wireframe design.
You’ll need to be pragmatic, analytical and creative with fantastic communication and facilitation skills and a natural understanding of what makes a web application amazing to use. You might have covered some web usability as part of your degree though this is not essential.
You’ll get a huge buzz from seeing technology solve problems and your peers will see you as a bit of a superstar.
User Interface Developer
You’ll need to be driven, dedicated, creative and have a great eye for design. You’ll almost certainly have written a lot of client-side code as part of your degree. You’ll be incredibly excited about the on-going evolution of client side web technologies, emerging UI patterns and the refinement of user experience.
Graduate Web Designer
Sales Development Representative
This is an entry level sales role, where you can build the foundation to become a successful sales person. You will learn how to approach C-level executives, have credible business conversations and create opportunities to sell Huddle. A blend of confidence, intelligence, research and listening skills are a must, as well as a drive to push yourself further than you thought was possible. Learning from both your own Manager as well as buddying up with a Senior Account Exec, this is a fast-track to successful sales.
Customer Success Representative
Our customer success team take over when sales have closed the deal. As a Customer Success Rep, you’re responsible for supporting the Customer Success Managers, who manage the deployment of Huddle as well as drive adoption and expansion in our largest accounts. This is a junior project manager role, where you need to work in a highly organised and structured fashion, and be the type of person that people want to ask for help.
Associate Sales Engineer
As a Huddle Sales Engineer, you’ll have a great opportunity to apply all your technical know-how to the real world of business. You’ll get to regularly meet global companies and provide technical insight into Huddle’s products and how we can serve their business. By representing Huddle as part of our growing pre-sales team, you will be seen as an expert in your area and is a fantastic way to get industry experience. As well as being a key point of contact for clients, you’ll liaise regularly with other members of the sales team and colleagues from a range of teams, such as marketing and product. Your knowledge of customers feedback will help form future product updates and visions for the company. You will have probably studied a Computer Science or related degree and will have a keen interest in this sector.