Xccelerated Company Profile

Azure Cloud Developer Program



At Xccelerated we offer two different roles/programs: Cloud Development (on Azure) & Cloud Engineering (on AWS). Both terms are used widely â and often without knowing or mentioning the difference. Hereâs how we define it at Xccelerated, in line with the vision and possibilities at our partner organizations.

Your role

We offer two different programs to become a cloud professional and future-proof your career: Azure Cloud Development and AWS Cloud Engineering. We believe having a clear focus results in being the best at what you do, or at least accelerating growth of your career as a young professional within Data & AI. Despite the differences mentioned above, there’s of course an overlap in topics/skills which are important for both a cloud engineer and a cloud developer. Therefore, both programs do align, and you’ll work together with colleagues from the other Cloud group and Data Engineering or MLE-MLOps.

Each program begins with a month-long bootcamp training to prepare you for the first day at your future-employer. From that moment, you’ll work four days a week at the location of one of our partner organizations and one day a week at the Xccelerated office — which involves ongoing training and project support from our technical leads. At the end of each program, you'll have what it takes to directly join the company. A winning long-term solution for everyone.

Cloud Engineering & Cloud Development:

  • DevOps mindset
  • Infrastructure as Code
  • Container fundamentals
  • Kubernetes fundamentals
  • Traffic management
  • Application monitoring
  • System design


And with Cloud Development:

  • Modern Software Engineering with C# and .NET Core
  • Azure fundamentals
  • Security basics (e.g. app security, network patterns, resource access)
  • Storage Management
  • Data access patterns (e.g. NoSQL, SQL, Cap)
  • Building Distributed Systems
  • Modernizing legacy apps and enabling a transition to the cloud

Your profile

Cloud Developers are, first and foremost, involved in product development. They write client-facing software by making use of cloud-native development techniques. This can include back-end development, front-end work, but also data and application integration, and application deployment.

What makes them different from most software developers, is that they know how to make the most out of cloud service offerings. They understand what it takes to develop their application to run on serverless technologies, or using container orchestration tooling, as well as how to architect for using other cloud-native services. They live by "you build it, you run it, you own it" and are not afraid to deploy, monitor, scale and operate the software they've written.

Who are you?

Are you a software developer or -engineer with at least one year of relevant work experience on the .NET Framework? Then you’ve

already got a fantastic foundation for developing further, if you;

  • Have a technical bachelor’s or master’s degree (e.g. computer science, informatics, software engineering)
  • Want to develop serverless applications and coded infrastructure and optimized solutions
  • Like to optimize your solutions for maximum availability & performance
  • Have the ambition to futureproof your career, working in the most advanced cloud environments
  • Are willing to learn and have interest in working at one of our data-driven partner companies (e.g. Heineken, ING, Randstad Group, FedEx, Vattenfall)

What we offer

  • Start date Azure Cloud Development program: February 1st, 2021

The Xccelerated Cloud Engineering program kicks off with a full-time bootcamp. This intensive training focuses on designing, development and maintenance of secure and scalable cloud-native applications, version control, continuous integration, infrastructure-as-code. We will gain hands-on experience with serverless and container-hosted applications. Participants learn through classroom lectures, short assignments, hackathons, and collaborative project assignments with colleagues from our Data Engineering program.

The next 12-months

After the bootcamp, you spend a full year working on-site four days a week at one of our partner companies and returning one day a week to our Xccelerated office in Amsterdam. During these “return” days, you split your time between theory and practice—gaining project guidance and coaching from our supervising consultants to support you in the partner company’s projects, while also diving deeper into training topics not covered in the bootcamp. It’s always about continuous learning. Besides the technical aspect, we’ll focus on your personal development as well.