Building better technology
for the civil engineering industry

Building better technology
for the civil engineering industry

Tel: +44 (0)118 945 3737

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We are a company where innovation in every area is valued, where few join and even fewer leave. Many of our staff have been with us most of their professional career and its that loyalty and dedication we strive for in every recruit. It's our people who provide the innovations that help our customers stay ahead in some of the world's fastest-moving markets.

We all have it in us: the ability to be remarkable. The difference lies in connecting with the right company. We aim to select the right people from whatever culture and background, who will work together to achieve amazing results. As part of this unique organization, our people enjoy career opportunities many people never manage to find in a lifetime, international travel, research and development, training and more.

As a manufacturer we are heavily involved in research, design and sale of Mechanical and Electrical systems. We create our own Software and provide all the Supporting systems for a wide range of technologies covering all aspects of our product ranges. We don't outsource, we develop.


Current Vacancies:

Job Tile: Software Engineer

Role Type: Permanent, Full time

Location: Reading, Berkshire

Job Description

The role of software engineer is broad and varied, with primary focus on development and maintenance of our application suite. Successful candidates will be one of several engineers working on both new and existing applications on a variety of platforms.

Main Duties are, but are not limited to:

  • Develop & Maintain :
    • Our primary software suite (WinForms + SQL)
    • Website/Services (eventually administration of)
    • New products and functionality
  • Provide technical knowledge/assistance :
    • To sales team to help them communicate with customers and to identify/clarify their technical requirements
    • To service team for problem solving, queries and general technical help
  • Provide development feedback to mechanical and electrical designers

Skillset Required:

    • Education and Experience :
      • Software Engineering Degree (2.1 or better)
      • 5 years in-role experience minimum, preferably in a scientific or engineering background

    • Technical Skills Required (at expert level) :
      • Test Driven Development (TDD)
      • .Net Parallel Programming (APM, TAP)
      • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
      • Design patterns (MVVM, MVC)

    • Technical Skills Required (at competent level) :
      • MS SQL
      • Windows Operating Systems (Win7+)
      • SDK, API Integrations
      • Working within Distributed Source Control (Mercurial/Kiln Preferred)
      • Working with Bug Trackers (Fogbugz for instance)

    • Technical Skills Beneficial :
      • PRISM, MEF, Unity Administration of Continuous Integration systems and related technologies such as TeamCity
      • MS Build Scripts, MSI Installers (Wix Base Preferred)
      • SDK, API Integrations
      • Any Geotechnical Engineering knowledge will be of notable benefit
      • Arm Based Development, Android App Development
      • Web Development: DotNetNuke, ASP.NET, SignalR, WebApi2, HTML, JavaScript, CSS
      • Windows WebServer 2008, IIS, MailEnable administration

    Person Specification:

    • Any degree subject is acceptable, although Civil Engineering/Geotechnical related degrees are preferred.
    • Sales experience is preferable
    • Excellent presentation and communication skills in English, both oral and written
    • Good time management and prioritisation of work to agreed deadlines 
    • Good generic IT Skills (Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign knowledge is advantageous, but not essential)
    • Highly motivated, proactive and capable of working without supervision
    • Willing and able to deliver presentations

     

    If you are interested in any of the above positions, please contact: info@vjtech.co.uk

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