21st July 2016

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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

Vacancies

No Agencies Please - Thank you!

RoleDescriptionKey SkillsPackage
Java Software Engineers (Cheltenham City Centre)To work mainly offsite in a fabulous modernised building in Cheltenham City Centre. You will be working with other borwell team members within our Customer's Cyber and intelligence operations support facilities.Essential:
Java EE
Unit testing
CI
OO
Open Standards

UK Passport holder
Security Clearance or willing to be cleared

Desirable:
Agile experience
Jenkins
Proven experience in an agile environment
Geo/GIS experience
OGC Standards
£25k-£50k depending on proven experience
Java Software Engineers (London)To work mainly offsite in central London. You will be working with other borwell team members, our customer team, and partner teams.Essential:
Java EE
Unit testing
CI
OO
UK Passport holder
Security Clearance or willing to be cleared

Desirable:
Agile experience
Jenkins
Proven experience in an agile environment
Geo/GIS experience
OGC Standards
£25k-£50k depending on proven experience
Java developer - pre-sales (Worcestershire)A junior developer is needed to work in Malvern on proof of concept (POC) and product Technology Demonstrators (TD) for customers globally

Support our Sales Director with rapid response solutions demonstrators, to showcase the art of the possible to prospective customers.

You will be instrumental in helping us win the work, and shape the solution for the customer!
Essential:

Java EE
HTML5
CSS
JavaScript
AngularJS

Desirable:
Personality
Communicator - phone and face to face with customers
Written skills
Agile experience
Imagination
Creativity
Paid travel time
Paid overtime
Flexitime
Very interesting work
Fantastic team atmosphere
Air conditioned office
Dress down Friday
£20k for a graduate or up to £35k with proven experience
C# developer (Worcestershire)Due to continued increase in demand, an experienced C# developer is needed to work in Malvern within our Business to Business team.

Supporting one of two Project Leaders within agile teams of 2-3 people, you will be producing operational software applications, which our customers use and rely on in their day-to-day business.

You will be instrumental in delivering a number of small and large projects, as well as working on several products too.

Projects typically run from 4 week sprints up to 9 months in duration, and everything in between. It's busy, and you'll need to be flexible and hop between projects, sprints and other tasks.

Our reputation and quality is very good, so each customer tends to buy again. This has happened with one customer who has commissioned us for 18 projects in the last 2 years! This is one of the factors for creating this new role.
Essential:

C#
HTML5
CSS
JavaScript
AngularJS

Desirable:
Jenkins
JIRA
SharePoint 2013/2016
Personality
Communicator - phone and face to face with customers
Written skills
Agile experience
Imagination
Creativity
Paid travel time
Paid overtime
Flexitime
Very interesting work
Fantastic team atmosphere
Air conditioned office
Dress down Friday
£20k for a graduate or up to £35k with proven experience
Digital Sales & Marketing Apprentice (Worcestershire)Outgoing, smart, good listener, organised, love meeting new people at events and exhibitions - is this you?

Work with the Sales Director, MD and pre-sales team, you will help coordinate sales activities and help us close sales, win new business, and help us grow the team further!

Opportunities to present and demonstrate borwell products, and services at exhibitions and events around the world! Make sure you have a passport, you'll need it!

This role could be an apprentice position - get free training up to degree level while earning a salary at borwell.
Essential:

Outgoing
Listener
Note maker
Persistent
Demonstrator
Presenter
Engaging
Loves the phone
Loves meeting new people
Experience with WordPress
Experience preparing E-shots
Experience of using a CRM system
Accurate and diligent data entry skills

Desirable:
Ideas person
Technology enthusiast
Hardware experience
Basic understanding of software development
Experience of booking flights, trains, hotels, exhibitions, events
SEO experience
Running and acting proactively on Google Analytics reports
Social Media experience - mainly blogs and Twitter platforms
Paid travel time
Paid overtime
Flexitime
Very interesting work
Fantastic team atmosphere
Air conditioned office
Dress down Friday

£16k while on the Level 3 apprenticeship - that's £7.70 per hour - well above the £3.70 minimum apprenticeship pay from April 2018
£18k while on the Level 4 apprenticeship - equivalent to £8.65 per hour
£20k when you complete the Level 4 apprenticeship - equivalent to £9.62 per hour
More training afterwards!

No student loans...
No debts...
Earn while learning!

If you have completed an Apprenticeship or Degree and have experience, then please apply. We will pay over £20k for someone with the right proven experience.
Security Controller (Worcestershire)Part-time role for an experienced security controller

The main responsibilities are to manage activities associated with the application of security policies, standards and training in the business, relating to its people, infrastructure, information, assets and support the effort to fulfil regulatory and legal obligations.
Must have prior experience of security controls, standards, and managing policies and procedures around UK business and Government security standards.

Must have current security clearance.
Paid travel time
Paid overtime
Flexitime
Very interesting work
Fantastic team atmosphere
Air conditioned office
Dress down Friday
£10 per hour likely to be 8 hours-16 hours per week. Could be more hours per week supporting the sales team, office manager, MD and wider team members

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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