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The Cloud & DevOps Academy provides the fast-track you need through a traineeship journey to your incredible career in IT.

Cloud and DevOps Academy

Your Traineeship for future career in IT

Learn & Earn – be a part of a full-time scholarship program delivered by KPMG IT Service OOD & ITCE professionals. Upon completion, you will be prepared with the necessary skillset and project experience to kick-off your career in Cloud & DevOps.

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June – August 2019

Online Application & Face to Face Interviews

Do you want to participate in your greatest journey ever? Just ping us by attaching your resume and answering a couple of questions online. As a second step in the process, come meet us in person. We will contact all pre-selected candidates over the phone and invite you over to our campus for а coffee.

August – September 2019

Home Study

Have a wild summer and the days become way too hot, chill at home with a bit of an interesting tech read in regards to Cloud and DevOps.

mid-September 2019

Stage 0 – Fundamentals (optional)

Here we lay the ground for your future understanding of some IT basics.

October – November 2019

Stage 1 – Essentials

We will introduce you to methodology frameworks, enhance your soft skills and set base on Windows and Linux, Networking and Virtualization technologies. You will be assigned a project work that you can deliver while having fun in our campus with our super speakers.

December 2019 – January 2020

Stage 2 – Advanced

We will enhance your understanding and prepare your mastery in Windows and Linux services, Databases, Web services, Network security & Cryptography, Scripting. Now it is time for you to step also into Cloud and DevOps Fundamentals and get one step closer to becoming a professional in these fields.

February – March 2020

Stage 3 – Cloud & DevOps

Welcome to tomorrow. It is time do dive in Authentication, Containers, Scripting and Automation, Monitoring and Troubleshooting, Cloud and DevOps advanced knowledge. At this stage you will get a flavour of a professional IT environment and gain hands-on experience.

April 2020

Program Finish and Celebrating Your Success

Those of you that make it this far will be granted a Certificate of Completion by KPMG IT Service OOD & ITCE. Some of your will also get an employment offer as junior talent in the Cloud and DevOps area. Congratulations!

Weekly Academy Program

Monday

09:00 – 10:30

Lectures

15min Break

10:45 – 12:00

Lectures

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 – 14:45

Lectures

15min Break

15:00 – 16:00

Lectures

Tuesday

09:00 – 10:30

Lectures

15min Break

10:45 – 12:00

Lectures

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 – 14:45

Lectures

15min Break

15:00 – 16:00

Lectures

Wednesday

09:00 – 12:00

Project Work

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 – 16:30

Project Work

Thursday

09:00 – 11:00

Project Work

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 – 16:30

Project Work

Friday

09:00 – 11:00

Evaluation

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 – 16:30

Evaluation

Meet your Trainers

Konstantin Kostov

Cloud Architect at KPMG IT Service OOD

With more than 10 years in IT and a bunch of Microsoft, VMWare and Cisco certifications – MCT / MCSE / MCSA / MCITP / MCTS / MCP among others, Konstantin is an expert in designing cloud solutions, scripts and software. He also enjoys designing his own hardware components and writing firmware on C. He keeps his instincts sharp by playing StarCraft.

Ivan Neshev

Cloud Architect at KPMG IT Service OOD

А Microsoft ecosystem – oriented IT Professional with 12 years of experience, Ivan has strong background in support and project engineer, Data Centers and Cloud Architecture. For the past 5 years, he has been sharing his IT knowledge as a Lecturer in Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. A snowboard, mountain biking and hiking enthusiast outside of the IT world.

Ivailo Tzenkov

Technical Product Owner at KPMG IT Service OOD

As an architect, consultant and a product owner, Ivailo has worked professionally with Microsoft products and technologies for the last 15 years and has a multitude of technical projects for the time – being. During the same period, he led over a 100 courses and lectures on more than 20 different topics.

Petar Danailov

Senior Scrum Master at KPMG IT Service OOD

Petar guides teams to higher levels of performance through application of the Agile manifesto, practices and culture. He organizes and facilitates project planning, sprint and release planning and facilitates dialogue between teams. Petar is a certified Scrum Master and Certified Agile Leader by Scrum Alliance.

Ivan Vlaevski

Architecture Lead at KPMG IT Service OOD

Ivan is a KPMG IT Service OOD Super Speaker who has presented the company and shared his knowledge and professional experience at Azure Bootcamp, IoT Summit, JS Talks among others ever since 2015. He has over 20 years of professional experience and more than 100 successful projects in his track record. He boasts 15k downloads of a game developed by him and his son for Windows Phone in MS Store.

Radoslav Dimov

Manager Cloud Operations at KPMG IT Service OOD

Radoslav is an MCSE in Cloud Platform and Infrastructure and holds VMware VCP550 certificate. He has 14+ years of IT experience across the Infrastructure field as Senior Engineer among other roles revolving around Microsoft technology stack, storages and compute power. In his current managerial role he guides his team whose main focus is Improving the efficiency and minimizing the risk of disruption in the infrastructure services provided to KPMG Germany and International from KPMG in Sofia. When all is running smoothly, Radoslav dedicates time to his family and motorsport.

Svetoslav Spasov

Managing Director at KPMG IT Service OOD

An executive with 15 + years of technical experience complemented by technical degree and background in enterprise organizations and start-ups. Svetoslav brings a 360-degrees perspective on strategic, leadership, operations and multi-disciplinary organizational development within IT.

Ivan Minchev

Senior Cloud Engineer at KPMG IT Service OOD

Ivan is experienced in various Microsoft technologies with strong focus on automation. Microsoft Certified Trainer as of 2012 year, Trainer in Sofia University, currently a Senior Cloud Engineer with KPMG IT Service OOD.

Borislav Tonev

Senior Cloud Operations Engineer at KPMG IT Service OOD

Borislav has been working for 8 years in the IT industry with main focus on the Microsoft technology stack as a support and project engineer, both for the data center and the workplace. In the last 4 years, he has been a lecturer in Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking, table tennis, and learning foreign languages.

Valeri Zahariev

Cloud Architect at KPMG IT Service OOD

Valeri has more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry, spent mostly with Microsoft infrastructure – related products and cloud services. He has studied Mathematics in high school and Informatics in university. Valeri started his career as a support engineer and continued as a consultant and trainer. He loves spending time outdoors, either with friends or with his wife and kids, and has no favorite season. He has a passion for music, gadgets and biking.

Zornitsa Nikolova

Senior Service Manager at KPMG IT Service OOD

Zornitsa supports organizations along their pathway of establishing and structuring their end-to-end digital operating model in the most effective and efficient way based on the industry best practices. Certified ITIL Expert with more than 10 years IT experience in the Service Management, ITIL trainer, currently a Senior Service Manager at KPMG IT Service OOD.

Georgi Ivanov

Senior Cloud Engineer at KPMG IT Service OOD

Coffee lover, Skier, Squasher, Mountain biker, and Cloud Engineer with more professional than sport titles amongst which MCT, who will try to catch your attention on the more than ever interesting software world we live in.

Boris Petrov

Cloud Architect at KPMG IT Service OOD

Boris is a professional with over 15 years of experience in the IT industry. He has been overcoming technical challenges in on-premises and cloud environments. Boris is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and has lead numerous trainings and lectures. He is an avid skier and a “once-per-year” downhill biker, keen on cars and airplanes.

Lora Angelova

Cloud Engineer at KPMG IT Service OOD

Lora has more than 7 years professional IT experience mainly focused on Database Management Systems. As Microsoft Certified Trainer and Data Platform MCSA, she is SQL Server trainer at ITCE and Lecturer at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” in Master Program.
Outside of the office Lora is interested in handmade decoration and tennis.

Dimitar Georgiev

Training Manager & Senior Consultant at ITCE

A highly qualified senior consultant, trainer and project manager with more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry, Dimitar specializes in Automation and Orchestration of IT services, Information Security and Identity Management. In addition, he is a keen photographer, rock climber, mountain biker and runner.

Anna-Maria Peeva

Business Psychology Trainer at ITCE

Anna-Maria holds a Master’s degree in Psychology of Management and is a certified business trainer and NLP Master Practitioner. Her portfolio entails a range of training courses in communication, conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, goal-setting skills.

Antoniya Neycheva

Microsoft Office & Business Productivity Trainer at ITCE

Antoniya holds the highest-level certification for Microsoft Office products – Microsoft Office Specialist Master (MOS). She has trained and helped numerous teams and professionals maximise their productivity in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and developed highly effective training programs for MS Office.

Read our Story

Initially established by a group of 15 cloud professionals and led by two visionaries who founded a startup company which later on was acquired by KPMG IT Service GmbH in 2015. Currently KPMG IT Service OOD employs 170 IT professionals the majority of which are senior technical talent, experts in project and service management, cloud and software engineering and operations.

Having first – hand experience along the way to a successful career in IT themselves, the team behind KPMG IT Service OOD now wants to contribute to the IT ecosystem, provide best-in-class training and career start to bright and motivated young IT talent in partnership with ITCE.

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FAQ’s

What is a traineeship?

Traineeship is a full-time scholarship program delivered by KPMG IT Service OOD & ITCE professionals. Upon completion, you will be prepared with the necessary skillset and project experience to kick-off your career in IT. You will be receiving remuneration for the whole period of the Cloud & DevOps Academy and have the opportunity for employment at KPMG IT Service OOD upon successful completion of the traineeship program.

Is the participation at the Academy sponsored?

You will be receiving remuneration for the whole period of the Cloud & DevOps Academy and have the opportunity for employment at KPMG IT Service OOD upon successful completion of the traineeship program.

Is work experience needed?

No, work experience is not a requirement only a strong motivation to work in IT.

What skills will I acquire after attending the Cloud & DevOps Academy program?

You will gain essential industry skills in the Cloud & DevOps area with focus on Windows and Linux Services, Databases, Web Services, Network Security & Cryptography, Authentication, Scripting and Automation. These skills and competencies will boost your career by helping you build an all-round professional profile.

What is the official language of the academy?

The official language of the Academy is English due to the international learning environment.

What is the duration of the academy?

The duration of the Academy is 7 months – with official kick-off in October 2019 and graduation in April 2020.

Where will the academy take place?

Most of the classes of the Academy will take place at the KPMG IT Service OOD Campus in Business Park Sofia, Building 15A, Floor 3 and some classes and exercises will take place at ITCE’s Training Center in Business Center Megapark, fl.1.

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