Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Software Engineer

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Metaswitch has a history as one of the UK’s finest software institutions and yet we are using and taking the very latest Web-scale technologies into previously uncharted areas. By joining Metaswitch as a software engineer you join this innovation race: a community of developers, employees, partners and customers who are committed to rebuilding communications networks and services for future generations.

Programme highlights:

  • Challenging work with leading-edge technology in a financially-strong company.
  • Flexible working conditions and a deep company-wide commitment to training and development for everyone.
  • We accept applications from graduates and postgraduates of all STEM degree disciplines. No experience is necessary but an interest in technology is essential.
  • We provide subsidised accommodation in a company house at our Enfield location. We also offer company-arranged accommodation in Edinburgh, Chester, Coventry and Cambridge.
  • We recruit all year round with no deadline.

Who works at Metaswitch

Who works at Metaswitch

The focus is on you

The secret of our success is the people we recruit – and we’re looking for the best. You do not need prior computing experience, but an enquiring mind and the proven ability to solve complex problems are essential, as is an outstanding academic record.

Join us and you'll find that the focus is all about you. You're recognised and treated as an individual. Your training is unique to you – tailored to your own wishes and needs – and will continue throughout your career with us. The only constant is that you will be challenged and stretched, but within a supportive environment, working with some of the brightest minds in the business.

Your role

A career in the cloud

Software engineering is an exceptionally creative discipline. We are living in a world where people expect more and more from their communications products and network services. As a direct result, network service providers stand at the doorstep of a radical transformation in the way they build and operate communications services. They need your help to move their core network elements off proprietary hardware into a cloud-based, software-centric future. Inspired software engineering affects how these services perform – and how they are experienced by end-users.

You will work on projects that are revolutionising the communications industry. Working with some of the smartest engineers around, you’ll develop flexible and hugely scalable software architectures - the enduring structures that make innovative services possible within and between communications networks. You will build our products, which are deployed by hundreds of companies and provide communication services to many millions of subscribers around the world.

World class software engineers

With our support you will become a world class software engineer, armed with the expertise to tackle the difficult challenges posed daily by the projects you are working on. With the assistance of your manager and mentor, you will learn new software languages and programming techniques to enable you to solve some of the most complex problems the software industry faces.

You will use your analytical skills to reduce each problem you encounter into its individual parts, and then work out how to solve each issue and turn your design into reality. Your creative instincts will help you to produce a solution that is elegant, efficient, high-quality and delivered to the customer on time.

Every project will involve new and exciting challenges. You’ll have clear ownership of the aspects that you are responsible for and will very soon be making key decisions that affect our products. As you become more experienced, you will increasingly have the opportunity to lead projects, people and teams as your career flourishes within Metaswitch.

Rewards & benefits


From September 2020, our graduate starting salary for software engineers is £36,000 (plus a £2,000 signing-on bonus). This will be reviewed at three months, a further six months, and then every nine months thereafter.

Performance related bonus plan

Each financial year the company may, at its absolute discretion, create a bonus budget which is confirmed or adjusted after the end of the financial year, based on the performance of the Company. Following this, and according to its assessment of each individual’s performance and contribution, the Company may pay a discetionary annual bonus to the Employee from the bonus budget.

Other benefits

Along with an excellent non-contributory pension, you'll enjoy life assurance, permanent health insurance and private medical insurance.

You will enjoy 20 days of holiday increasing to 25 days after one year of employment. Additionally, after one year of employment you will have the ability to buy an additional 10 days of holiday.

Morale and team events

We have team and office morale events with a very generous budget. Activities can vary from drinks, bowling or go-karting with your team mates, to a day or weekend away with a larger group (where Center Parcs, Paris and Vilnius have been some recent destinations).

Sports activities

We have corporate membership of the local tennis, golf and health clubs near some office locations. You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of other sports and activities – including football, badminton, bridge, board games and tag rugby, to name but a few.

COVID-19 update - We have swiftly moved both our 1st & 2nd interviews to virtual sessions. We are still recruiting as normal, we’ve had no changes made to how many interns and graduates we will recruit. We take every candidate into consideration individually and on their own merit, so we will 100% make allowances for the students that have all been caught up with COVID-19.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £36,000 (plus a £2,000 signing-on bonus) + benefits
  • All grades
  • Enfield (North London), Coventry, Edinburgh and Cambridge
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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