Our Thinking
Building the perfect Product Team
24 May 2017 | Posted by Alison Coote

Anyone who knows me professionally knows I’m really big into communities of practice, which is why I love nurturing and building the product capability at Kainos. We need more fantastic people to join us The demand we have from our clients for our product people is at an all-time high, which is fantastic, but as you…

Go Fish
11 May 2017 | Posted by Stephen Arthur

One of our delivery team recounts his experience on the Inland Fisheries NI Direct project through go-live.

Why we also feel Arcadia Data is very cool
09 May 2017 | Posted by Darragh McConville

Darragh McConville explains why we identified Arcadia Data as a unique Big Data Analytics platform

Mentoring Trainees – what I got from the experience
04 May 2017 | Posted by Christopher Gill

Lead Software Engineer Chris shares his experience of mentoring trainees in one of our development programmes!

Achievements and challenges from breaking the test silo
06 April 2017 | Posted by Barry Smyth

One year ago Irek and Steven posted a Kainos blog outlining how testing has changed and how the Kainos test capability planned to adapt to this. Since then we have adopted their ideas in many projects and teams. Within our Digital Services business these changes have led to a higher level of quality. This has…

Technology Governance at Kainos
22 March 2017 | Posted by Peter Campbell

Does your organisation have technology governance? Find out how we work in this blog from our Digital CTO and Deputy CTO.

My Earn as you Learn Experience – part 2
01 March 2017 | Posted by Deaglan Marken

In the next of our Earn as you Learn blog series, Deaglan talks about his first steps at Kainos, and how he’s settled into the role.

Charity Volunteering days – here’s how I used mine!
17 February 2017 | Posted by Plamena Solakova

Plamena was the first Kainos employee to undertake a Charity Volunteer day. Here’s just a little about what she did!

My Earn as you Learn experience – part 1
12 February 2017 | Posted by Deaglan Marken

In the next of our Earn as you Learn blog series, Deaglan talks about applying to the scheme, and his tips for the interview process!

Giving something back
10 February 2017 | Posted by Alison Coote

Business Analyst and all-round product aficionado Alison talks about her experiences getting involved in ProductTank Belfast this February.

Balls! Learning agile principles with the ball game
08 February 2017 | Posted by Ciaran Hanway

What the agile ball game can teach you and your teams about agile principles.

Earn as you Learn – choosing a different path
07 February 2017 | Posted by Leah Fullerton

In this blog post, one of our EAYL students gives us the lowdown on the last three and a half years, experiences and opportunities.

An interview with two of our Code Club volunteers
17 January 2017 | Posted by Emma Waring

Two of our Tech Outreach programme volunteers tell us more about their experiences of running a Code Club.

Top tips for succeeding in an interview
11 January 2017 | Posted by Kieran Barber

Want to find out more about what our interviewers are looking for? Delivery Manager Kieran clears it up in his new blog post.

Perfmon: The trouble with _Total
22 December 2016 | Posted by Sam McKee

Windows Performance Monitor (Perfmon) doesn’t always do what you expect. Find out more about one of its less well known behaviours.

Coaching in Kainos – what it is, what it isn’t and how can I get better at it?
14 December 2016 | Posted by Jane Askin

Career Coaching is vital to the development of our people. Find out why in this blog from our Learning and Development team.

Immersive Tech NI Launch Party and Hackathon Roundup
Tales from the organisers of Northern Ireland’s brand-new immersive technology community
09 December 2016 | Posted by Matthew Fitch

Matthew Fitch, Software Engineer at Kainos and co-founder of Immersive Tech NI, reports on the first events run by this new community.

Being Agile: Business Survival Essentials
07 December 2016 | Posted by Marc Heasman

Watch Marc’s talk ‘Being Agile’, where he draws from the practices of some of the world’s most successful digital businesses.

How to get an Architect job (with Kainos)
01 December 2016 | Posted by Peter Campbell

How brilliant would it be if employers told you what their criteria was from the beginning? Kainos CTOs got together to do exactly that!

Writing a CV that recruiters will notice
09 November 2016 | Posted by Daniel Grant

Looking to progress your career in IT? Find out more about writing the perfect tech CV from one of our recruitment specialists.

Kainos collaborates with CSIT and NICS to create a Cyber Security Challenge
Everyone has heard about websites being hacked - with attackers getting smarter all the time, how can engineers learn up-to-date defensive techniques?
19 October 2016 | Posted by Jeremy Lindsay

Read Jeremy Lindsay’s retrospective on our Cyber Security Challenge held at NICS ICT Conference.

High Tide – Reflections from Agile on the Beach
Read our retrospective on Agile on the Beach here.
05 October 2016 | Posted by Marc Heasman

Read Marc Heasman’s retrospective on Agile on the Beach, the UK’s leading Agile conference and what he took from it here.

Standing out from the crowd with the perfect CV
Putting together your first CV? Want to give yours that edge? Check out our new blog post for some expert tips.
25 September 2016 | Posted by Donna Russell

Putting together your first CV? Want to give it that winning edge? Check out our new blog post for some expert hints and tips.

A year working on the MOT modernisation project
Read Scrum Master Jorge's recommendations on working on large projects with distributed agile
25 September 2016 | Posted by Jorge Campos Prieto

Working on a large agile project? Our Scrum Master Jorge has some recommendations based on his time working on MOT modernisation.

Agile Development: a report from Swansea Conn 2016
23 September 2016 | Posted by Richard Morgan

Kainos Senior Developer, Richard Morgan, shares his highlights from the second annual Swansea Conn held this September.

Whiteboard: low-cost collaborative services
Using this open-source collaboration tool as a low-cost interactive whiteboard
19 September 2016 | Posted by Corey Duffy

Corey Duffy explores how an open-source collaboration tool can be used as an effective and low-cost interactive whiteboard.

Thoughts from Progressive Web App Dev Summit 2016
A brief recent history of native (apps) versus web(sites)
09 September 2016 | Posted by Matthew Fitch

A brief recent history of native (apps) versus web(sites) Back at Macworld 2007 during the launch of the first iPhone, Steve Jobs announced Safari as one of the key features of the device, giving users access to the web and allowing developers to build applications for iPhone “using the most modern web standards.” Well, as it turned out, the latest…

Learn to Fail Better by Drawing
Darren talks about how he used our £250 skills development budget on learning to draw
06 September 2016 | Posted by Darren McIlveen

I work for a great Belfast-based company. Every year each employee is encouraged to spend some of the company’s money to learn a new skill. This isn’t about professional development. It’s about the individual and stimulating the mind and soul some other way. “I know”, I thought to myself, “I’ll do a stunt driving course!…

My placement year in Kainos
Read what placement software engineer Justin had to say about his year in Kainos
05 September 2016 | Posted by Justin Graham

I had just started my first week of second year at University when I got the phone call – I could not have been happier! Kainos offering me a placement was something I had wanted for quite a while. Being inspired by the company had driven me to what I wanted in a career. The…

Mentoring the iOS developers of the future
Kelly, Graduate Software Engineer discusses working at Kainos for the first year of her career in IT.
25 August 2016 | Posted by Kelly Moore

“I think I’ve learnt more in one week of AppCamp than in a whole year of uni” – A quote from one of our AppCampers this year, and no, we didn’t make her say that! How I got here… After an amazing placement year with Kainos where I got many opportunities and gained much more experience…