21st July 2016

Career

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Life working at borwell

Looking for a career in software engineering? The borwell business is going from strength to strength, and as a result we are advertising a career in software engineering with several entry pathways. Whether you have taken A-levels, ND or a Level 3 apprenticeship, all these career paths can lead to a career in software engineering at a reputable UK based software house - borwell.

The growth is mainly demand from existing clients as well as new clients too. Our teams are always looking for people with the potential to grow into a professional software engineering team member. Working in teams of 2-4, a Project Leader provides the technical lead and interface with the Client and the internal Project Manager. Working to quality and cost first and foremost, time pressure is removed by phasing of 'iterations' of functionality to satisfy chunks of Client user requirements. Our tools, hardware and methodology allow our teams to produce high quality solutions, which truly innovate our client's business processes.

Software Challenge

 Software Challenge

Before you apply to work here at borwell complete the software challenge!  It could lead to an interview and then a job with us!

The Challenge

Write a program that takes as input the dimensions of a room and outputs the following:

  • Area of the floor
  • Amount of paint required to paint the walls
  • Volume of the room

Consider the use of unit tests where appropriate and ensure your code is clean and readable.

Restrictions:

Your solution should be written in one of C#, Java or C++

Submissions

Please publish all documents, source code and project files along with build instructions to GitHub or equivalent. Ensure the email contains:

  • Your CV
  • Link to repository
  • Why you would like to work at borwell

Please send the email to careers at borwell dot com.


Good luck with the software challenge,

Steve and the borwell team

Cyber Security Challenge

Cyber Challenge

If you are interested in a cyber security career pathway, please attempt our cyber challenge.

Brief

Consider what risks there are to borwell:

  • Who the threat actors might be?
  • What attack vectors they might use?
  • What we can do to prevent, detect and recover from a cyber attack?
  • What can we do to minimise the likelihood of and impact of an attack?
  • What is different about the risks to borwell compared to another type of business?

There is no correct answer, it would be interesting to see your response.  Imagine you were a cyber security consultant writing a report for us on the above brief.  It can be non-technical or technical, or a mixture of both.

Please send the email to careers at borwell dot com.

Steve and the borwell team

Network Challenge

Network Challenge Brief

Write a brief design of a network that can support 30 users with the possibility of expansion, within the budget of £50,000. Your design should include at a minimum:

  • Network Equipment (Switches, Routers, etc)
  • Server & Client Hardware
  • Networking Services (DHCP, VoIP, etc)
  • Operating Systems (Server OS, Client OS, Hypervisor choice and why)
  • Management Services (Directory Service, etc)

Please provide a basic network diagram (doesn't need to include all the users).
Consider how much redundancy and security is built into your design.


There is no correct solution, it would be interesting to see your response.
Please send your submission to careers at borwell dot com.

Steve and the borwell team.

Vacancies

No Agencies Please - Thank you!

Role Description Key Skills Package
3 x Web Developers (C#) Working on software development and software related tasks

Working in teams of 2-4

Use the latest Agile processes and dev tools to rapidly solve problems and create solutions for our loyal customers

You will be working in Malvern, Worcestershire, and will have opportunities to visit customers in the UK, Italy, and Belgium

Modern Backend skills – Proven commercial experience ideally 2 years+ in:
- ASP.NET Core using C# and Entity Framework Core
- xUnit.net with Moq framework

Modern Frontend skills – Proven commercial experience ideally 2 years+ in:
- ASP.NET Core (Razor Pages) with Bootstrap 4/jQuery (future: Blazor)
- ASP.NET MVC 5 (Razor) with Bootstrap 3/jQuery
- Angular (TypeScript) with Material Design, RxJS, Nrwl Extensions for Angular (Nx Workspaces) and the Jest testing framework
- AngularJS with Bootstrap 3 and 4

Management Tools:
Source Control – Git with Bitbucket Enterprise or Azure DevOps Task Management – Jira or Azure DevOps CI/CD – Jenkins Declarative Pipelines or Azure DevOps Pipelines

Competitive salary based on skills and proven experience
Training will be provided and you will get Microsoft Certified for C# and also for DevOps

There are 3 vacancies due to a strong order book

If you have any commercial experience please apply as we will train and mentor your skills further

Senior Software Engineer - Team Leader (C#) Working on software development and software related tasks

Leading teams of 2-4

Use the latest Agile processes and dev tools to rapidly solve problems and create solutions for our loyal customers

You will be working in Malvern, Worcestershire, and will have opportunities to visit customers in the UK, Italy, and Belgium

Modern Backend skills – Proven commercial experience in:
- ASP.NET Core using C# and Entity Framework Core
- xUnit.net with Moq framework

Modern Frontend skills – Proven commercial experience ideally 2 years+ in:
- ASP.NET Core (Razor Pages) with Bootstrap 4/jQuery (future: Blazor)
- ASP.NET MVC 5 (Razor) with Bootstrap 3/jQuery
- Angular (TypeScript) with Material Design, RxJS, Nrwl Extensions for Angular (Nx Workspaces) and the Jest testing framework
- AngularJS with Bootstrap 3 and 4

Management Tools:
Source Control – Git with Bitbucket Enterprise or Azure DevOps Task Management – Jira or Azure DevOps CI/CD – Jenkins Declarative Pipelines or Azure DevOps Pipelines

Competitive salary based on skills and proven experience
Training will be provided and you will get Microsoft Certified for C# and also for DevOps, and Team Leader training courses
Project Manager - Software Delivery An exciting opportunity to go to work for a leader in the provision of professional software engineering services. This business wants to move to a business model where a customer facing technical Project Manager takes complete ownership for managing relations with customers and the dev teams. Communication inside and outside of the business is the key responsibility.

Most of the business is repeat business, so keeping existing customers happy is the name of the game. Are you the right person? If so, read on.

This role offers a uniquely challenging environment which for the right person can use their communication and planning skills to great advantage. This role comes with great satisfaction and reward. You will need to be a customer facing Project Manager with extensive experience of managing the implementation of software projects or products.

Prince 2 or PMP certified with exposure to Agile methodologies and practices would be ideal. We also use Waterfall for larger projects, and DevOps processes for some customers. No sector knowledge is needed as the business trades in a wide-range of sectors including B2B, Agritech, Aerospace, Defence, Security, Space, Transport/Logistics and government as well as several international customers too.

Most importantly in this role, you will relish taking full responsibility for managing relations with your customers; Of course you’ll be excellent at stakeholder management, and have an instinctive grasp of the ‘big picture’ from the Customer’s challenge/problem space.

You will be an experienced software Project Manager, who is great with managing customers and very considerate of the developer team priorities and internal challenges. Balancing customer expectations with the dev team capacity is a key part of this role.

All development is done in house, so you will be sat embedded within the dev teams. You'll also be on customer site a fair bit so you'll need to be happy with up to 20% UK travel and the occasional trip abroad. Strong maths and financial planning experience is essential, as you’ll be helping shape, plan and cost the new project work. There are over 25 people in this business, and they’re all amazing people and passionate about technology. Are you up for the challenge? Could you help us get to 30 people and beyond?

If it's time for you to take the next step in your software delivery PM career, then you won't find many better opportunities right now.

Competitive salary based on skills and proven experience
Training will be provided and you will get APM/MSP (or equivalent) certified in this role if you are not already certified

What next?

If you have the right attitude, aptitude, and aspiration and can show your passion for technology and are interested in a career in software engineering, our team is looking for you!

Ideally Send us a link to a website, a game, or some code for us to review. Design, run, and test a Raspberry Pi project - or something that shows technology, software and electronics in action. Also make an attempt at the software challenge or cyber security challenge above.

We might ask you to refine your submission and then call you for interview, even if we have no vacancies at the time. Several of our team members have been recruited this way.

Show some interest, put in some effort, have fun and good luck!

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