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Solving challenging technical problems with our clients

Blueberry Consultants is a private limited Custom Software Development Company, formed in early 1997. Blueberry is an expert in Microsoft technologies and has been a Microsoft Partner for a number of years – as well as an Amazon Web Services specialist.
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Sysadmin/DevOps Placement

Are you a University Student studying Computer Science or Software Engineering?

Are you on target for a 1st, and looking for a placement which will give you exposure to real System Admin / DevOps work on interesting projects and with the latest technology?

Blueberry is a highly technical software development company based in Birmingham and Gloucester.  We work for clients across the UK, building web, mobile and client-server systems – and we develop our own innovative products, such as:


As Amazon and Microsoft Partners, our company operates a fleet of more than 150 servers on the AWS Cloud Hosting platform. Our team of skilled professionals develops systems using cutting-edge technologies such as Angular, Python, and C# on a daily basis to meet the unique needs of our clients. We're owned and managed by former developers who are passionate about technology and committed to staying on the forefront of innovation. To support our experimental project work, we maintain an in-house Kickstarter budget which we've used to purchase equipment, including a 3D printer and laser cutter.

As a smaller company, we believe our placement program is different from those offered by multi-nationals:

  • Our placement students get direct exposure to all aspects of the development business, including customer trips, and technology / business model discussions with managers.
  • Students are involved in live customer projects where possible, and internal development projects if no customer projects are available

The placement will involve supporting and automating a mixed infrastructure of Windows and Linux servers, mostly hosted within an Amazon Web Services environment.

The following are some of the systems currently in use within the company:

Amazon Web Services – Including Aurora, Lambda, CloudFormation
Office 365
Jenkins / Gitlab
3CX – VOIP Phone System
Zabbix / GrayLog / Grafana
SQL Server / MySQL
PFSense Routers
Python / PowerShell / Ansible

If you are interested in a System Admin / DevOps career and looking to develop skills in AWS, Windows or Linux System Administration, gain experience in automating systems using Ansible, Python or PowerShell as well as learn about Amazon, 365, Zabbix, OpenLDAP, SQL Server and Networking, we want to hear from you.

The ideal candidate will be a current University student on a Computer Science or Software Engineering BSC course, with strong interest in System Admin/DevOps career path.

We value students who can show a personal and general interest in computer technology, and who are up to date on latest developments in development technology. Other qualities generally sought include the ability to work independently and on own initiative, a high standard of written communication and methodological problem solving skills.

Applicants for this placement should send a current CV and covering letter as soon as possible to hr@bbconsult.co.uk.

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Don't worry if you don't know about the technical stuff, we will happily discuss your ideas and advise you.