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Technical Specialist intern

This internship is part funded by Santander.

Bluesmith IS requires a Technical Specialist intern to work as part of its Test Driven Development function.
Test Driven Development (TDD) means you specify the tests first for each new feature or function of a system. Real code is then written to satisfy the new piece of functionality, and only when the specification is met will the associated test(s) pass. In this model, the tests are of crucial importance. For each test, the requirements of the new feature MUST be clearly understood and accurately tested. This requires keen analytical and development skills as well as clear communication with the rest of the development team.
Continuous Integration (CI) is the process of automatically running a suite of tests on a regular basis, e.g., nightly or with each code check-in.
We require help in researching, defining, and implementing a TDD approach to developing phase 2 of a real system. This includes working with the business analyst and developers to define an initial set of unit tests that comprehensively cover the requirements of the system specification. Additionally, you will be expected to research and make recommendations on the tools (CI and source control) to be used, and help with this aspect of the development environment configuration.
This is an agile development project and requires understanding and communication across many areas of the SDLC. Working with a development team split between our Leeds office, Hong Kong, and Vietnam, good communication skills are essential.

Skills required

The company is looking for above average people as part of its undergraduate training and development programme. Applicants must have a strong technical focus, be bright, enthusiastic and relish a challenge.

• 1st, 2nd or penultimate year undergraduate;
• A good understanding of Object Orientated Programming (OOP)
• Experience with HTML, JavaScript and CSS.

• Experience with JQuery and AJAX;
• Experience in an Agile development;
• Good communication skills;
• The ability to work as part of a team and alone.

Most importantly, we are looking for people with technical aptitude and ability.

Further information


Bluesmith Information Systems Limited
Bluesmith is a software development company, specialising in bespoke MS.NET applications and SQL Server databases. The company provides design, build, migration and support services to its blue chip and government client base. The Bluesmith team comprises high calibre IT professionals with a proven track record in delivering solutions across many industry sectors. The company strives to create an excellent working environment for its people with an approach and culture that is a little different; a flat management structure, complete autonomy within project teams and flexible roles that remove barriers to progression.


The Forge , 122 Millshaw , Leeds , LS11 8LZ

Hourly rate

£6.31 (plus holiday pay)

Closing date

Sun 29th June 2014

Interview date

To be confirmed