Zaizi is recruiting

Hammersmith, City of London
Do you consider yourself a bit of a tech superstar? Are you a confident individual who is driven, competitive and aims to achieve? Do you have a passion for technology and IT, with an analytical approach to problem solving and a keen eye for detail?

If your answer is yes, we need your passion, your skillset and ideas.
As a Zaizi Graduate you’ll be working for an innovative and progressive company, with exposure to the latest technologies, and enjoy a varied and challenging role that only comes from working in a small company.
Zaizi are committed to employee engagement from the very start of your career journey. To enhance this, you will have a dedicated line manager and a tech lead, both of whom are committed to your development.
Contact us now and tell us why we should hire you.

Why should you choose Zaizi?
• You’ll be given a coding buddy for the first three months of your employment to help you learn about Zaizi’s coding standards, culture and philosophy.
• You’ll get your hands on the latest cutting edge technology stack. Just some of the stuff we’re using at the moment include: AWS, Azure, Talend, J2SE, YUI, Jenkins, Terraform, Ansible, Docker, Vagrant, Packer, Nagios, ElasticSearch, Logstash, Kibana, VMWare, Linux, MySQL, Drupal, Slack.
• We will quickly move you into a team which best suits your talents where you will be committing code from day one.
• We work in small, agile and autonomous teams with no politics. You’ll be a key player in your team right from the start.
• We encourage people to fail fast and learn quickly.
• We won’t hold you back.
• We give you free fruit and great coffee.
• We share ideas, through meetups, tech talks, blogs.
• We have dart gun wars in the office – this helps to release any tensions!

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Keen to work in the cyber security field?

Then take a look at the exhibitor list for the National Cyber Security Summit on 20 November 2014 as it should give you an idea of the companies operating in the sector; you can then check websites for jobs, or make speculative applications.

Top 10 Web developer interview questions

guestpostGot an interview? You’re almost there.  As well as the standard interview questions you’ll get in any job, these questions are examples of the things you might be asked as a potential web developer.  Make sure you’re prepared for them!

1  What industry websites and blogs do you read?
This question is designed to test how passionate you are about your work.  Make sure you read up on your subject and can talk about how you enjoy keeping up-to-date and learning new things.

2  What does HTML mean?
It’s not a trick question, but developers should know what acronyms stand for.  It will ensure you look competent to your potential employer.

3  Which development tools do you like to use and why?
The purpose of asking this question is to find out how you like to work, and how you might interact with the team.  Be honest, and don’t be afraid of saying how you’re eager to learn about new tools too.

4  Do you have a favourite development language?
Again, this is designed to dig under the surface and find out how much you know. Talk about different languages to show your skill level, and why you prefer a certain kind.

5  Can you spot the problem with this code?
Your interview may consist of a few small tasks. It’s the best way for an employer to see what you can do.  Don’t panic, and just go about every task logically and methodically.

6  Can you write down the HTML for this example?
Another common exercise, this is make sure you do fully understand HTML, and don’t need to copy previous code or rely on external resources.

7  Which website or code are you most proud of?
This is your chance to shine and prove what you’re capable of.  Have a specific example ready that shows good clean code.  Your employer will be looking to see how neat your work is, as well as the overall outcome.

8  What’s your greatest skill as a web developer?
Another example to talk about everything you know, this question is just a way for employers to find out where your passion lies and what you really enjoy doing.

There’s no reason why you can’t specify what you’re best at as long as you show you can do other things too.

9  What do you want to learn most and improve upon?
Showing your willingness to learn and embrace new things will go a long way in indicating how you’ll fit a certain role and your ability to work with the team.

Employers appreciate honesty and a desire to improve, so don’t be afraid to talk about how you’d like to develop areas where your skills are currently a bit weak.

10  What are you working on right now?
Just like the first question, this one is asked in order to check you actually do have a passion in becoming a web developer or designer.

Be prepared to talk about how you enjoy working on websites in your spare time, and not just because it’s a job.

How to Ace a Web Developer Interview provided by iWeb Solutions