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There’s never been a better time to join Cognito iQ

We have passion, ambition and a daring vision. Our market-leading product set helps global service organisations realise their boldest objectives.

Clearly this demands innovation - this is where you come in. Operating in a diverse and fast-paced environment; we develop our exceptional products through collaboration with the best and brightest minds.

We don’t treat our people as a small cog in a big wheel. With our open and inclusive culture you’ll have ample opportunity to make a real difference. So if you want to contribute to something ground-breaking and have a great time doing it, then look no further.

We like to think we take good care of our people. During your career with us you’ll be able to take advantage of our comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • 27 days paid annual leave
  • Non-contributory pension scheme of 8% of basic salary
  • Private Medical Insurance for you and your family
  • Permanent Health Insurance
  • Life assurance 5 x basic salary
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme

2 x Senior Developer

We are looking for experienced Java software engineers to join our Cognito iQ Platform Development team. To be successful in this role a candidate will need to be an enthusiastic and ambitious technologist with strong communication skills and proven capabilities. They’ll be driven by the desire to satisfy and inspire Cognito iQ’s customers through timely delivery of innovative software solutions. They will understand technical and business requirements, design and develop features for high-performance, high-availability, and scalable enterprise applications, and have a good command of modern architecture and design patterns.


The successful candidate will have demonstrable development experience in Java 6/7/8, and extensive experience using Spring Framework. They will be competent in building services hosted on Amazon’s AWS and will be highly proficient in messaging (especially AWS, SQS or AMQP, Rabbit MQ). They will also have experience of AGILE / SCRUM and Jenkins. They will be an enthusiastic and ambitious self-starter with high energy levels; tenacious, and willing to take ownership of tasks for them and their team.

Apply now

Case Studies


Putri joined Cognito iQ in 2012 as an Information Systems Graduate working on the Helpdesk. She was promoted to Graduate Test Engineer within six months, working on Intelligent Mobile Workflow.

“Cognito iQ is good at developing it’s employees with a very active HR department. There is a great mix of people from different technical backgrounds in my new team and importantly there are lots like me who are still learning. Everyone is keen to help and this has been great for me, accelerating my learning path beyond my expectations. There is always something going on socially and I’ve made great friends as a result. I’m looking forward to the next go-karting event – an excellent night out!”


Lee joined Cognito iQ to fulfil a temporary role to support a complex project implementation. Three years on, he is now a valued member of the test team, working as one of our Test Engineers.

“Bizarrely, my job here is to break our software! This brings many challenges, but it helps to ensure we continue to produce software for our customers that is reliable and more intuitive to use. My role is very engaging, and one of the parts I enjoy the most is the interaction with the rest of the business. Although highly pressured at times, it is a great environment to work in.”

Student Placement Programme

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So, do you want to make the tea round? 

Or are you looking to develop your skills in an exciting and challenging role where you’ll get real work experience?

We’ve been running placement schemes for years and believe that your placement should be the foundation on which you build your professional career. We offer a wide range of opportunities, hands-on learning and practical experience that our current and former placement students have found invaluable.

Our placement students always make a vital contribution to the success of our business during their time with us and you’ll be encouraged to get stuck in as soon as you start.

Whichever placement you choose you can be sure you’ll be learning from, and working alongside, the best and the brightest minds. You’ll learn about our products and solutions and develop knowledge of the latest technologies, coding languages and methodologies that are an integral part of our state-of-the-art and innovative proposition.

If you want to contribute to something ground-breaking and have a great time doing it, then look no further. Take a look around our website to find out more about our products, our people and our placement opportunities.

Still fancy making the tea? Mine’s white with one.


Applications for 2018-19 placements are now closed

Case Studies


Jess has recently returned to university to complete her Computing and Maths degree following a year on the IP programme. She hopes to return to Cognito iQ after graduation.

“It was important to me to select an IP programme where I could see myself not only learning on the job, but also being in a lively and dynamic environment that encouraged continual learning. Everyone here is really friendly so I never had a problem with that! The work I am doing is very rewarding and I can see the results of my work in what we release to the customers. My time at Cognito iQ has completely validated my thoughts about pursuing a career in software development.”


Stuart first worked for Cognito iQ in 1998 on the IP programme, returning in 2000 as a Software Engineer. He is now a Senior Project Manager in our Consultancy division.

“Throughout my time here, the company has listened to my career intentions and continued to develop me. This, combined with a lot of hard work from my side, has got me into the position I am in today. I became an accredited Prince2 practitioner which is crucial to my project management role. It also reassures the customer that I follow a recognised methodology when implementing what can be multi-million pound investments.”