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
C# developer with experienceDue to continued increase in demand, an experienced C# developer is needed to work in Malvern within our Business to Business team.

Working as a Project Leader, or in support of our 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.

You will travel around the UK to meet customers and run Agile discovery workshops, capturing requirements and shaping stories. You will also have the opportunity to travel to customers in Italy, Belgium, Holland and the USA. You should also be willing to attend national and international exhibitions and events, showcasing the team's work to prospects, supporting the Marketing & Sales team, helping to win new business and retain existing customer business.
Essential:

C# - over two years of commercial experience
Modern UI skills - HTML5, CSS, JavaScript
Angular or AngularJS

Desirable:
Agile experience
JIRA
Jenkins
Use of SharePoint 2013/2016
Personality
Communicator - in the team, on the phone and face to face with customers
Written skills
Imagination
Creativity
Up to £50k for a candidate who meets *all* of the criteria in the description and key skills columns.

Paid travel time
Paid overtime
Flexitime
Very interesting work
Fantastic team atmosphere
Air conditioned office
Dress down Friday
C# developer graduate levelDue to continued increase in demand, a graduate with a degree or completed L4 apprenticeship C# developer is needed to work in Malvern within our Business to Business team.

Supporting our 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.

You will travel around the UK to meet customers and run Agile discovery workshops, capturing requirements and shaping stories. You will also have the opportunity to travel to customers in Italy, Belgium, Holland and the USA. You should also be willing to attend national and international exhibitions and events, showcasing the team's work to prospects, supporting the Marketing & Sales team, helping to win new business and retain existing customer business.
Essential:

C# - demonstrable experience
Modern UI skills - HTML5, CSS, JavaScript
Angular or AngularJS

Desirable:
Agile experience
JIRA
Jenkins
Use of SharePoint 2013/2016
Personality
Communicator - in the team, on the phone and face to face with customers
Written skills
Imagination
Creativity
£20k for a graduated L4 apprentice or graduate without experience
£25k-£30k for a graduate with a degree *and* commercial experience

Paid travel time
Paid overtime
Flexitime
Very interesting work
Fantastic team atmosphere
Air conditioned office
Dress down Friday
DV Java Software Engineer with experience
6 x vacancies
Working on software projects on in an agile (scrum) team, or in a devops role (kanban) teamEssential:
Java, Java EE, J2EE
Git, SQL
JBoss, GWT
Atlassian tools - JIRA, bitbucket, confluence

Desirable:
Agile experience
Proven experience in an agile environment
£35k-£55k depending on proven experience

* Must have current DV

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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