Software Engineer Apprenticeship

  • Arkansas Center for Data Sciences
  • Little Rock, AR, USA
  • 10/06/2021
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

Are you looking for a career in technology, but you're not sure that you have the right skills? You are a perfect candidate for this apprentice program! This program will give you the skills you need for your career. 

Arkansas Center for Data Sciences (ACDS) is helping First Orion hire a Software Engineer Apprentice in Little Rock, AR. 

About the Employer: First Orion is a leader in network enterprise solutions, call identification, and call management software, focusing on data-driven call transparency across the calling experience. They help their partners increase consumer satisfaction, reduce risk associated with fraud and compliance, and yield more profitable calling solutions. 

What's an Apprenticeship? An apprenticeship is a full time position with a focus on learning! During your first year of employment, you are guaranteed formal training, a mentor, and a pay raise! Employers who have committed to the apprenticeship model for hiring are committing to building you and your career. You're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Apprenticeship positions welcome diverse applicants who are looking to grow their career in IT! 


  • Design and develop and automate applications, enabling secure, high performance, fault tolerant data exchange
  • Design and develop Web Service endpoints, enabling secure and demonstrably performant data exchange with the rest of the middleware system in the cloud, on-premises as well as mobile devices in the field
  • Design and develop parts of the solution responsible for storing and retrieving data from the various data stores, including service buses, distributed cache systems, both RDBMS and No-SQL databases
  • Design, implement, and test software features of First Orion products
  • Contribute to advancing reliability and performance of the mobile, service and network architecture; introduce new performance counters and instrumentation points
  • Participate in the provisioning, deployment and troubleshooting of First Orion applications, products and services

What's a successful candidate look like?

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Organizational and project management skills
  • Windows or Linux server application development
  • Working knowledge of C++, Java or other OO language
  • Knowledge of SQL database development, including stored procedures, functions, user-defined types and triggers


  • Ability to work in the United States without a current or future need for sponsorship
  • Ability to work onsite at office in Little Rock, AR.

How does the interview process work? We want to get to know you! ACDS will conduct an initial phone interview and knowledge assessment. If your skills and interest match with the employer's needs, we'll share your resume or ask you to apply directly with them. After that, the employers will continue with their recruiting and interview process. If you are a match, an offer will be made for you to get started in your new apprenticeship role! We'll be here to make sure your apprenticeship year goes smoothly and that you are set up for career growth and success!

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