Recruitment process

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What happens when you apply

Once we've received and reviewed your job application, our recruitment process varies slightly depending on the type of role you've applied for. You can see an overview of the usual process for each role type below. We aim to keep you informed throughout the process. We're a friendly bunch, so if you have questions at any point, just get in touch via careers@opencastsoftware.com

Submit application

Our talent engagement team will review your application, to see if your skills and experience are right for the role.

Initial chat

We'll contact you for an informal chat to learn more about you, share details of the role and let you know about life at Opencast.

CV review

We will share your CV with a member of Opencast’s Core Functions team.

1st Stage: Interview

We’ll invite you for an interview to explore scenarios you’ve been in through your career and understand your approach to ensure a great fit with our company values and technical ways of working.

2nd Stage: Interview

We’ll invite you for a second, more in-depth discussion elaborating further on scenarios from the stage one interview. You’ll have the opportunity to ask us any questions you may have.

Feedback

We’ll be in touch shortly after interview to let you know how you got on. 

Submit application

Our talent engagement team will review your application, to see if your skills and experience are right for the role.

Initial chat

We'll contact you for an informal chat to learn more about you, share details of the role and let you know about life at Opencast.

CV review

We will share your CV with a member of Opencast’s Architecture community.

1st Stage: Interview

We’ll invite you for a 60-minute interview with a member of the Architecture team and another Opencast team member. This discussion will explore scenarios you’ve been in through your career and understand your approach to ensure a great fit with our company values and technical ways of working.

2nd Stage: Presentation

We’ll ask you to prepare a presentation in advance, exploring a case study and business problem. Your presentation will be followed by questions about your approach.

Feedback

We’ll be in touch shortly after interview to let you know how you got on. 

Submit application

Our talent engagement team will review your application, to see if your skills and experience are right for the role.

Initial chat

We'll contact you for an informal chat to learn more about you, share details of the role and let you know about life at Opencast.

CV review

We will share your CV with a member of Opencast’s Product Delivery community.

Interview

We’ll invite you for a 60-minute interview with a member of the Product Delivery community and another Opencast team member. This discussion will explore scenarios you’ve been in through your career and understand your approach to ensure a great fit with our company values and technical ways of working. Questions will last 45 minutes, and the remaining 15 minutes will allow you to ask any questions you may have.

Follow up discussion

You may be invited to a follow up discussion with a Product Delivery practice or service lead to chat through more specific requirements.

Feedback

We’ll be in touch shortly after interview to let you know how you got on. 

Submit application

Our talent engagement team will review your application, to see if your skills and experience are right for the role.

Initial chat

We'll contact you for an informal chat to learn more about you, share details of the role and let you know about life at Opencast.

CV review

We will share your CV with a member of Opencast’s User-centred Design community.

1st stage: Values interview

A non-technical discussion to explore scenarios you’ve been in throughout your career and understand your approach to ensure a great fit with our company values. This will last approximately 45 minutes.

2nd Stage: Technical Interview

We’ll invite you for a 60-minute interview with a member of the User-centred Design community and another Opencast team member. You’ll deliver a 10-minute presentation, with details shared in advance. We’ll then ask some questions about your career and experience, to understand your approach to ensure a great fit with our company’s technical ways of working.

Feedback

We’ll be in touch shortly after interview to let you know how you got on.

Submit application

Our talent engagement team will review your application, to see if your skills and experience are right for the role.

Initial chat

We'll contact you for an informal chat to learn more about you, share details of the role and let you know about life at Opencast.

CV review

We will share your CV with a member of Opencast’s Software Delivery community.

1st Stage: Technical interview

We’ll invite you to a discussion with consultants from Opencast’s Software Delivery community, where we will present you with several business-related challenges to solve. We may ask you a series of questions based on your answers and quite often we are just as interested in how you got to the solution, more than the answer itself.

2nd Stage: Values interview

A non-technical discussion to explore scenarios you’ve been in through your career and understand your approach to ensure a great fit with our company values.

Feedback

We’ll be in touch shortly after interview to let you know how you got on.

Helpful tips for remote interviewing

Be conscious of the environment around you

Make sure what's around you on screen looks professional, in a quiet area with no distractions. Make sure the room you’re in is well lit, as lighting can enhance how your body language and eye contact comes across in a virtual setting. Consider putting a lamp behind the camera to give it an extra boost.

 

Maintain focus and body language throughout

If you can, try to focus on the camera on your device when speaking rather than at the screen images. It doesn’t feel natural, but it does help with engagement.

 

Check your technology is working

Ensure you have thoroughly read any pre-information and all relevant links and software is downloaded if required. Test it and try not to rush around at the last minute organising this as it can cause unnecessary fluster. Join the call five minutes before it’s due to begin to avoid glitches and show you’re keen and reliable!

 

Get in touch

Get in touch with the recruitment team if you require any adjustments for the interview, encounter any problems or are unable to attend. Being honest with your questions and concerns is not to your detriment.

 

Prepare questions

Prepare at least three questions to ask the interview panel to show interest and that you’ve thought seriously about working for the company.

Take your time

When answering questions, take your time, be honest and professional but don't be afraid to show your personality and passion!

 

Don’t waffle

Try to keep your answers detailed but to the point and don’t waffle. The STAR format (describing the situation, task, action, and result) really helps with this.

 

Silence your phone

Silence your phone and set your laptop notifications to ‘do not disturb.’ Children and pets don’t have an off switch, but technology should be muted to ensure the focus is kept within the interview.

 

Don’t worry

If you're interviewing from your home, don’t worry if your dog starts distracting you or your baby starts to cry. We're all human, and we all experience this!

 

Ensure you have a good internet connection

You will be required to have your camera on for the duration of the interview. Check up front to ensure your connection is good.

Need adjustments for your interview?

Interviews will be conducted through Microsoft Teams.

Opencast is supportive of those requesting reasonable adjustments during the interview process as well as within the company. Reasonable adjustments are positive steps that employers can take to help ensure that people with a disability, impairment, or mental or physical health condition can access and progress in employment.

A few examples of reasonable adjustments we can implement are:

  • Extra time in interviews
  • Asking one question at a time
  • Ensuring videos are on
  • Turning on transcriptions
  • Guiding back on track
  • Additional software or web extensions
  • Additional prep call from the Recruitment team

Please note, you do not have to have a registered disability to request reasonable adjustments.

Please email careers@opencastsoftware.com if there is any other support or adjustments we can offer to make you feel more comfortable.

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