by Deriv

Launch your IT career with our

graduate programme

Deriv’s 6-month graduate programme gives you a holistic learning experience with real-world scenarios, backed by a well-structured curriculum. Learn essential skills from innovative IT teams in an established, global FinTech company. If you’re exceptional at embracing BeSquare challenges and our company values, you’ll get an immediate job offer from Deriv at the end of the programme.



BeSquare is built on the idea that successful professionals are generalists. Here’s an outline of your BeSquare journey that will carry on far beyond the 6 months of the programme:

Start by gaining a comprehensive view of the IT industry by working with all tech teams. Enhance your career options.

Start the IT career of your choice. Your familiarity with all domains of the industry enables you to think outside the box.

Continue to explore your potentials and passions. Discover challenges that call to you.

Find unique solutions as a generalist who sees the big picture. Solve the problems that defeat everyone else.

Join us and get the tools you need for a successful IT career

Hands-on tech experience by learning directly from all our talented IT teams

Professional guidance that helps you set clear career goals to realise your potential

An extensive network of professionals, guest speakers, and fellow participants

An enriched résumé with tech and non-tech skills that set you apart from other fresh grads

Why Deriv?

A tech powerhouse, Deriv has succeeded in bringing together technology and finance to meet the needs of a global client base for over 20 years. Our products include derivative trading platforms and synthetic markets, delivered to our clients via trading apps and websites. Our teams consist of talented professionals based in 7 countries: Malaysia (Cyberjaya, Labuan, Melaka, and Ipoh), Malta, the United Arab Emirates, Paraguay, Rwanda, Cyprus, and Belarus.

At Deriv, you can learn from our talented IT teams of dedicated innovators and receive international exposure by collaborating with the overseas offices on challenging and exciting projects. Work with state-of-the-art technologies and enjoy the facilities of Deriv’s prestigious new headquarters at Quill 5 in Cyberjaya, where a floor has been dedicated to our BeSquare programme.

What lies ahead

Over the course of 6 months, you'll go through 10 modules and face exciting challenges

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BeSquare advantages

Jobs for top performers

A job offer from Deriv for the best BeSquare graduates

Real-world exposure

Real-life projects led by Deriv best IT minds

Cross-domain training

Rotation through all Deriv tech teams

Zero experience needed

Open to Malaysian graduates even with no work experience

Train to get hired

A chance to boost your CV and your employability

Paid programme

On-the-job experience with a sponsoring FinTech company

Who can apply?

To qualify for the programme, you must be:

A Malaysian citizen

A fresh graduate or last-term student in any science, technology, engineering, or maths (STEM) discipline

Passionate and ambitious about developing skills in technology

An excellent problem-solver and a team player

Proficient in spoken and written English

Application Process

Complete the online application form.

Complete our Self-Assessment Topgrading Interview (SATI).

If you’ve been shortlisted, we’ll invite you for an interview.

If you’re successful, we’ll send you a confirmation letter.

Next intake: August 2021

If you have any questions, email us at 

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Front-end development
  • Deploy and collaborate with GitHub — so what makes GitHub so special?
  • Design responsive websites using CSS, JavaScript, HTML, and beyond.
  • Discover how React helps with building high-quality web apps by learning about its props, components, hooks, routes, and more.
Product design
  • Grasp UX design and principles — why is design so essential and how to use it best?
  • Define solutions with a user-centric design approach.
  • Sketch and prototype the solutions you’ve defined in Stage 2.
  • Test and validate prototypes.
Mobile development
  • Build iOS and Android apps with a single codebase.
  • Apply version control to the codebase: seamless teamwork is no longer a headache.
  • Use APIs in Flutter apps and store data on different storages.
  • Debug and log issues for resolution to create a flowing user experience.
Back-end development
  • Master the basics of the software development life cycle (SDLC).
  • See how the system interacts using APIs and stores data for future usage.
  • Discover the principles of blockchain and cryptocurrency. Is crypto the democratisation of finance or the newest fad of FinTech?
Platform architecture
  • Design and plan systems from high-level system concepts down to low-level details.
  • Explore horizontal and vertical scaling — service, database, cache, and code patterns.
  • Work with the CAP theorem of distributed systems.
  • Study cloud technologies — what’s out there and how to choose the right pieces for the puzzle.
Quality assurance
  • Learn how to break a developer’s code: what flaws should you look out for?
  • Build robust systems you can be proud of.
  • Polish the application by applying all manners of tests to turn it from a proof-of-concept into a quality product.
Development and operations
  • DevOps, GitOps, CodeOps... NoOps? Explore evolving styles of deployment, maintenance, and monitoring.
  • Automate and chill: build a recipe once, replicate to thousands of nodes.
  • Discover cloud technologies: AWS, Google, AliCloud,... Who and what is out there?
  • Master the concepts of network security and web application security — can we stop the enemy at the gate?
  • Understand and apply the fundamentals of digital forensics: how to identify the culprit.
Business intelligence
  • Understand business intelligence concepts and their vital importance.
  • Learn about data warehousing, data collection and modelling principles.
  • Get a good grasp on intelligence metrics (marketing, retention, digital products).
  • Understand data governance, data quality, and integrity checks.
Quantitative analysis
  • Explore the role of financial markets and its participants in the economic machine.
  • Apply the concepts of probability and statistics to solve concrete problems.
  • Evaluate option trading strategies for different market conditions.
  • Analyse financial time series data to grasp the impact of market microstructure.

Besides these hard skills, you’ll learn essential soft skills that are based on Harvard Business Review principles. You’ll also get the chance to extend your professional network and connect with veteran techies as they share their professional experience.