Accelerate your career with the Development Academy at Cognizant Netcentric!

The Cognizant Netcentric Academy offers a chance to elevate your skills with our experts.

Dive into the world of backend and frontend software engineering with the Development Academy. Our objective is to prepare candidates to seamlessly integrate into our software development teams, contributing effectively to customer-led projects from day one.

Learn from our team of industry experts and embark on an immersive journey into the world of web development, coding, and more, all while gaining hands-on experience on real projects.


Interested? Here’s what we’re looking for:

All our developers:

  • A strong capacity to identify requirements and define technical solutions
  • A proactive mindset, as well as the capacity to share ideas and bring them to life
  • A team player full of enthusiasm and empathy
  • A fluent level in English
  • A passion for web development
  • One to two years’ worth of working experience

Frontend developers should be familiar with:

  • HTML5, CSS3, and modern JavaScript (preferably ES6)
  • React, SASS, LESS or PostCSS
  • How to build responsive webs
  • Accessibility
  • Web Performance

Backend developers should be familiar with:

  • Programming
  • Design patterns and software development processes
  • Web-related technologies
  • Development tools (such as version control software)
  • Java, backend web development (Spring, Servlets, JSP, etc), unit and integration testing, Git and Maven, cloud development

The Academy program makes sure you:

  • Acquire practical knowledge of the AEM Software Development ecosystem.
  • Learn development best practices for efficient and effective coding.
  • Deepen your understanding of core technologies:
    • Backend: Enhance your Java programming skills.
    • Frontend: Strengthen your knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Utilize issue and project-tracking tools for effective project management.
  • Gain experience in functional testing and code reviewing to ensure software quality and functionality.
  • Learn to work effectively in an agile development environment.
  • Use Holacracy as a self-organization tool to empower you and your team in your everyday tasks.
  • Apply the Cognizant Netcentric core values in your day-to-day tasks to work in a productive, multicultural environment.

Here’s what you can expect for the five-week Cognizant Netcentric Academy program:
First three weeks: Daily sessions for all developers; then you’ll be distributed into frontend and backend groups.
Final week: Both groups will be merged to work together to create a full solution using all the knowledge acquired so far.

When you’ve completed the Academy, you’re all set to start on your first project with us.

Starting on September 25th, 2024, the Academy program lasts five weeks. Apply now!

Join Cognizant Netcentric’s Development Academy:

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