Without a rigorous technical background, how can you find your place in the technology industry? Coding bootcamps, self-learning, and independent courses are all great ways to start building the basic technical skills you’ll need, but the best way to learn is often by doing.
Here at LiveRamp we often find otherwise capable candidates that have basic to minimal technical experience. In order to address this gap, we’ve been working on the Tech Entrance Rotation & Mentorship (TERM) Program.
TERM was designed as a gateway for recent grads and those early in their careers to pivot into a technical landscape. The program is focused on developing the technical skills necessary to join the tech world for those lacking a “traditional” engineering-centric background and provides exposure to a variety of roles. Participants will spend their first four to six months on our Customer Implementation (CI) team, learning technical skills and LiveRamp products. You will learn initially through training, but primarily execution, as you assist on customer or partner accounts and drive your own projects forward.
What sort of work and projects can you expect, and how technical will it really be? CI is responsible for addressing the technical needs of our customers and partners, whether that’s processing files, addressing questions, or developing custom workflows. It’s difficult to explain without knowledge of LiveRamp products, but to get a better sense try this: Think about an app you use today that has a public API such as Google products, Uber, Yelp, and Meetup. What single feature do you wish it had? It’s easy to think of a million ideas, but focus on just one to start.
Now, build it. Start with writing a project specification, clearly describing the feature you want to build and breaking tasks down into small components. Achieving small goals along the way will help keep you encouraged, as debugging code can be very frustrating at times. This spec will also keep you on track and avoid the numerous rabbit holes you might encounter. With spec in hand, tackle each task one at a time until you find yourself with that feature complete.
After gaining this technical understanding of LiveRamp, we think it’s important to see more than one side of the company. Subsequent rotations in our Customer Success and Business Development teams will give participants experience in building and developing relationships outside of LiveRamp, and provide the opportunity to bring a new technical perspective to these teams. At the end of the year- long program, we’ll find a permanent home for you on one of these teams, finding the best fit for both you and LiveRamp.
Visit our careers page to learn more about the current openings at LiveRamp.