Graduate Software Engineer

Location    London (Uxbridge), UK, Oslo (Fornebu), Norway

Ava is a global technology company with offices in the UK, Norway, and the USA. We exist because we believe that we can create a better, smarter way to deliver security.

We inject intelligence into our approach to security and all our solutions. We help organisations see, understand, and act on their surroundings to protect their people, business, and reputation in real-time.

We know that the best way to meet our goals is with a diverse team, where everyone’s voice is heard. We’re proud that our company comprises 24 nationalities and we’re always looking to increase the variety of ideas and points of view at Ava.

We founded Ava Cyber in 2016 and Ava Video in 2018 and the two companies merged in 2020 to become a unified security provider with extensive capital investment from Ubon Partners.

About this position

We are looking for bright and enthusiastic graduates to join our R&D team in either Uxbridge (West London) or Fornebu (Oslo) as we embark on our next chapter as a unified security provider. As a software engineer, you will be working on everything from research and design, to testing and delivering features, across our entire product range. 

About you

At Ava Security we default to programming using Go, but also use a wide variety of different languages and frameworks. It is not expected that you would be familiar with Go (or any of the other languages we use) but you should be enthusiastic and willing to learn new things.

Although these are not compulsory skills, prior experience in any of the following would be an advantage:

  • Knowledge of a general-purpose programming language, including any of: Golang, Python, C, C++, Java, JavaScript, HTML, or CSS.
  • Designing, developing, and consuming REST APIs.
  • Knowledge of network security (e.g. SSL/TLS) and other crypto concepts.
  • Appreciation of test-driven development, continuous integration/deployment, Kanban.
  • Experience using Version Control Software such as Git as part of working in a team.
  • Experience developing for Machine Learning / Computer Vision

You will also have achieved excellent academic results at a recognised university or are able to demonstrate outstanding technical skills, and are proficient in English. 

We are looking for a team player who thinks holistically, enjoys solving complex problems and thrives working autonomously, while not afraid to ask for input and learn from your teammates if you’re stuck. You should take pride in your work and want a career where your creative abilities will make a difference to the world of technology whilst being part of an impressive R&D environment.

If you have experience developing software either for a University project or as a hobby and can show us on GitHub or elsewhere please let us know when you apply so we can discuss it at the interview.

Does this sound like you? We'd love you to apply, even if you don't meet 100% of the requirements and qualifications.

Ava graduate program

Every new graduate hire is assigned a mentor, who will be a senior member of the team. Your mentor will be responsible for overseeing your development through the first few years of your career and ensuring that you are given the necessary support and guidance. Your mentor will also be responsible for ensuring that you will gain experience in a number of different areas.

From day one, graduate software engineers will be given the opportunity to become responsible for designing and developing a key part of the product. You will quickly gain experience across the full software development lifecycle from design through coding, testing, and support across a wide range of technologies and languages.

What we offer

  • Attractive salary with possibility for stock options
  • Flexible working hours
  • A remote-friendly organisation, with colleagues working remotely either part or full-time
  • A startup with solid financial backing and long-term horizon
  • Travel opportunities, as we have R&D offices in London & Oslo and Sales offices in the US
  • An international group of colleagues, working on anything from hardware, software, user experience, artificial intelligence, machine learning, audio/video processing, and analytics, mechanical, and industrial design.
  • Visa sponsorship available
  • Newly refurbished and modern offices with disabled access and a view of the fjord at Technopolis in Fornebu, right outside Oslo, Norway.
  • Newly refurbished and modern offices with disabled access and good transport links at The Charter Building in Uxbridge, London, UK.

Ava is dedicated to encouraging and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We know that we are able to develop and learn better with a diverse group of people. The experiences, ideas, knowledge, self-expression and talent of our employees form our culture and are instrumental in our success.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, colour, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other protected category.