The TA Program is for students who want to launch their technology careers. We provide a two-year program that exposes you to a range of jobs and responsibilities and prepares you for the rest of your Bridgewater and tech career. For those who haven’t graduated yet, we provide an internship experience that offers a 10-week taste of the program. We strive to create an environment in which you can succeed, and there is no set path:
We’ll help you find your click. There are several domains of focus for TAs and interns at Bridgewater. Depending on your preferences, skills, and fit with a team, our TAs work as software engineers on all levels of the tech stack from Infrastructure, to Platforms, to Business Logic, to the App/Front-end level. Job function can vary depending on each TA’s strengths, weaknesses, and aspirations.
When you’re here, your work matters. We won’t feed you bugs to solve. You’ll be on the front lines of real business problems from Day 1 — determining, building, and delivering real solutions.
We’ll make sure you don’t get lost in the shuffle. You will be paired with an experienced TA who guides your development and offers advice. Because they have been there and done that, we’ve found that mentors are indispensable in helping new TAs acclimate to Bridgewater, the local community, and post-college life.
The majority of your training will be provided by your manager and team members. However, all new hires also undergo a Tech Boot Camp starting on their first day. Taught by Senior Technologists, classes range from Software Engineering to Supportability, Enterprise Architecture, and Security. Throughout sessions, you’ll build prototypes of applications as you learn. You’ll also have the opportunity to rotate through departments and positions in your second year, experiencing new challenges, team dynamics, and problem sets. This gives you the chance to learn more about yourself and the types of technologies you’re interested in.
It’s not all work. Between TA events like our Game of Drones competition, off-site hackathons, our $100 Build-a-Boat Sailing Challenge, and ski trips to Vermont (skiing optional), there’s plenty of play. You’ll also participate in events with the broader Technology community such as Tech Talks, which cover everything from current projects and problems we’re solving to discussions with our CIOs about our business to presentations from interesting external speakers.