Blazing Cloud Internships

Ruby on Rails engineers are in short supply. Blazing Cloud internships fill the gap.

The most successful managers hire smart people who communicate well and are quick to learn - not necessarily because the applicants have domain-specific skills. The challenge is finding the right candidates outside your immediate sphere, and it’s even harder when you don’t have the bandwidth to train them yourself. When your company or team is focused on high velocity development , you need capable engineers who can step in and contribute right away.

An internship might be suitable for your company if you can identify business-critical tasks that are not time sensitive. The intern will be working with your team and you will need to identify an engineer to pair with or lead the intern’s work; however, the intern will also be able to draw upon Blazing Cloud expertise and resources. The goal is that mid-way through the internship the intern will be a contributing member of the team (at a level appropriate to their years of experience).

The Blazing Cloud Internships offer you engineers who:

  • are on the path to be professional Ruby on Rails developers within 2-3 months
  • are available to work at your company as a full-time employee after completing an internship
  • have received 1 week of off-site training, so the intern arrives with a good foundation in core technology:
    Ruby, Rails, HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • will work on-site with your team for 11 weeks
  • have committed to a program of self-study, including evening or weekend classes during the internship
  • will receive ongoing mentoring via a weekly check-in with a senior engineer

Our interns come to us from diverse backgrounds, such as:

  • a graduate fresh out of school with little or no experience, but classic training in computer science or similar discipline
  • an engineer who has spent time away from the profession but now wishes to return (parental leave or alternate career choice)
  • a self-taught programmer with demonstrable skills who delights in learning new programming languages and frameworks

Our innovative Internship Program offers value and expertise for companies feeling the urgency to develop software profitably without cutting corners on quality. The program allows small companies to create an effective environment for an intern. Since interns are part of a group who go through training together, they will have peer support as well as access to graduates of the program, as well as their senior mentors.

For more information, contact Michael Pope