21st July 2016

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What's It Like To Work 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 Engineer Jobs

 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

Good luck with the software challenge,

Steve and the borwell team

Cyber Security Jobs

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, and 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 types 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.

Steve and the borwell team

Vacancies

No Agencies Please - Thank you!

Note: Candidates must hold a UK Passport. This applies to all roles.

RoleDescriptionKey SkillsPackage
2 x Software Developer Trailblazer Apprentices - to start work in 2016
See the Tech Partnership website for more details
Having recruited 3 apprentices in 2015, we anticipate needing two further apprentices in 2016, and every year thereafter another 2 per year minimum! Therefore, if you are in Year 12 or older, and are planning ahead, please get in touch. If you have the right attitude, energy, drive, passion and interest in technology and software, then we are keen to hear from you.
The ideal candidate should have studied GCSE Computing, and also have A*-C grades at Computing, Maths, English and a Science subject.

After leaving school the candidate may also have taken a National Diploma or A-Levels including Computing, Maths/Further Maths, Physics or another science. If you have explored electronics and Python on a Raspberry Pi then we definitely want to meet you!
Essential - Must have a UK passport

Essential - Some programming interest and experience such as Python on a Pi

Preferred - Has begun looking at coding using C#, Java or C++

Preferred - May have looked at basic databases and SQL, but not yet created a 'database project'

You will be cross-trained to a very competent C#, Java or C++ software engineer

External and internal training will be provided - we invest a lot in training, and help our staff reach their full potential

This is a Full-Time permanent role - you will be one of the team from day 1!
£14,000 p.a. plus benefits.

We do not pay the minimum wage of £2.73 per hour (which will be £3.30 from October 2015) like some employers do!
C# ASP.net MVC Software Engineer with experienceDue to continuing demand from clients for software solutions utilising C# and ASP.net technologies, borwell requires an experienced Software Engineer to expand their business systems development team.

With over two years of commercial experience, and an apetite to become a Project Leader within 6 months, you will be mentored, professionally trained and supported in your development. The team provide Business to Business (B2) clients with custom business systems to support their operations. Typically the borwell team help clients move from 'paper and Excel' to a single business portal, from which all products/services can be managed. Visual reports, GIS maps and KPI dashboards are all potential 'game changing' features for clients.

The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for performance and scalability with a desire to exploit the latest in Microsoft and Open Source technology. This team supports clients mainly in the West Midlands, sometimes UK wide and on occasion internationally too.

If you are excited and interested by the above, and have a 'can do' team working positive attitude and the right skills, please get in touch today!
Essential - Must have a UK passport

Essential - C# experience

Essential - ASP.net MVC experience

Essential - Entity Framework 6 experience

Essential - Hg, Jenkins, CI, CD and Unit Tests

Desirable - Team Leading

Desirable - JavaScript, JQuery, AngularJS, Bootstrap, HTML5, CSS

Desirable - SharePoint Web Part development or integration
£25k - £35k depending on skills and experience

How To Get In Touch

If you have the right attitude, aptitude, and aspiration, can show your passion for technology and are interested in a career in software engineering, send us a link to a website, a game, some code for us to review. Or compile, run, and test, a Raspberry Pi project, or something that shows technology, software and electronics in action. We might call you for interview, even if we have no vacancies at the time. We have recruited several great team members this way before. You can also complete our software challenge on the tab above.