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How to become a software developer at Precognox?

Wed 15 April, 2015

1. Complete an aptitude task

You are assured to get feedback on your solution; if it is up to standards, you will be invited for a personal interview. No specific Java developing experience is necessary for the application, but it is expected for one to prepare themselves for the aptitude task.

The trial task has to be created in Java (from 7 and up -⁠ XML handling and basic knowledge of JSP is necessary). We use NetBeans as a developing tool generally, which contains the Tomcat webcontainer that is necessary for running the web application. The task is worded in English, quality and speed of performance is taken into consideration when scoring. Completion of the task -⁠ depending on the exercise -⁠ usually takes from three to eight hours, therefore it is advised to start it early in the morning.

If you do not feel your abilities are up to standards, you are free to take your time to get prepared, because evaluation of applicants is a continuous process. We do not search for one specific developer, but are continously seeking the most talented programmers out there.

The following sources can help you in your preparation:

1. Object Oriented Programming in Java:
https://thenewcircle.com/static/bookshelf/java_fundamentals_tutorial/object_oriented.html
2. Java Tutorial: http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/
3. J2EE 7 tutorial: http://docs.oracle.com/javaee/7/tutorial/
4. Robert C. Martin: Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship  

You can find further useful reading on Coursera or other educational sites.

If you think you are prepared to complete the task, feel free to apply. Call our office (+36-82-222-193) during weekdays and ask for Agnes (atar precognox dot com), who will send you the task.

2. English language test

Since one should use the English language during his or her daily job at Precognox, measuring your language skills is part of the application process. Please, take the online test offered by Duolingo. It only takes 20 minutes of your time. You can take it at home or any suitable place with and internet connection and a device with a microphone and a webcam. It costs $50. The price of the Duolingo test will be refunded for those who complete the aptitude task.

If you have already taken the test within one year prior to application, providing us with the link of your results is sufficient.

 

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