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Mobile/Front End Engineer/ App Developer – (iOS / Android / HTML & CSS) – Location: Nottingham/Flexible working

Contract: Part time/Flexible/ongoing

We are looking for an engineer with experience of iOS, Android and HTML / CSS to help us build compelling products while maintaining simplicity and usability.

You will be working as part of a new team and you’ll be given plenty of opportunity to learn and progress your career. You will be given the opportunity to develop through the full life cycle of development on their varying exciting products.

Working on a commercial product, you must show an ability to acquire new skills quickly and an understanding of the software development life cycle. You’ll have an understanding of how well-engineered code can improve the experience of consumer apps and you’ll have a passion for building compelling products while maintaining simplicity and usability.

You’ll be able to write readable, well-documented code. Familiarity with OS-specific APIs and demonstrated experience launching production-ready code is a must.

You’ll be able to provide specific examples of the applications you have developed in the past and demonstrate the technologies you have used to develop these. Intellectual exploration, entrepreneurial drive and the attitude to get high-quality projects done quickly complete your profile.

How to Apply:

Email your CV and cover letter to either

Mark Habgood or Eleanor Barlow –

Mobile/Front End Engineer/ App Developer – (iOS / Android / HTML & CSS) – Location: Nottingham/Flexible working
September 11th, 2013 by careers

Business Data Analyst – Derbyshire

Sofa Brands International (SBI) is the UK’s leading branded sofa group. SBI custom makes sofas and chairs through our distinctive brands: G Plan, Parker Knoll and Duresta. Our brands are renowned for choice, style and comfort and are designed to meet the individual needs of our customers.

At the heart of all our brands is great British design and a commitment to comfort, quality and choice.  Our sofas and chairs are available in over 600 retail outlets throughout the UK and we distribute our luxury Duresta brand internationally.

An opportunity exists to support the ERP implementation across our UK factories.

To support the ERP implementation at Parker Knoll through specifying, testing and delivering:-

  • Reporting tools
  • Data migration, setup and maintenance
  • New business processes and procedure
  • To support key users via troubleshooting of system/data/training issues, establishing root cause and implementing suitable corrective actions

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with key users, business decision makers and the ERP team to identify and define requirements in terms of:-
  • ERP reporting
  • Migration of existing business data and establishing new data setup within ERP
  • ERP system process design/adjustment based on core blueprint
  • Analyse requirements versus available system technology and IT solutions
    • Knowledge transfer for Dynamics AX reporting software (SSRS, Query, Timextender – data cube construction)
    • Prepare specification for defined requirements:
    • To make best use of available IT solutions
    • With consideration for future developments and enhancements
      • Technical specification of how the requirement is to be provided including database structure design,  table definitions/linkage, field names, sorting criteria methods
    • Liaise closely with AX2012 system specialists to ensure compatibility of solution and efficiency of operation
    • Data warehouse development/ extension to provide integration of business information across multiple functions (e.g. sales, production, complaints and after sales)
    • Knowledge transfer and training on Dynamics AX2012 module/process functionality, end-to-end process integration, configuration and dependencies
    • Support for the adaption of core ERP system design for Parker Knoll requirements with minimal bespoke work

Support for key users and business decision makers in translating business processes and working procedures into the new ERP framework and providing post go-live support.

Skills and experience

  • Degree in Business related IT or Computer Studies with knowledge of database design and data warehouse structuring.
  • Database design
  • Knowledge and experience of using programming languages such as C++ or Visual Basic
  • Knowledge of ERP or MRP systems would be an advantage (particularly Microsoft Dynamics)
  • The ability to work as part of a team and under pressure
  • The ability to communicate across all levels of the business


Please send CV and covering letter to:

Emma Wharton

Group HR and Training Executive

Sofa Brands International

Fields Farm Road, Long Eaton, Nottingham, NG10 3FZ



Business Data Analyst – Derbyshire
September 11th, 2013 by careers

JISC Summer of Innovation

This summer Jisc are looking to fund students who have new ideas on how to use technology to improve university life.  Any student registered at a UK university or college can submit an idea. If the idea proves popular then Jisc will consider it for funding.  Jisc are looking for small, practical projects that can run over the summer with £5,000 available for successful ideas. So if you have a brainwave, come and join them for a summer of student innovation. 

Students who join the Summer of Innovation will get the chance to the chance to create real technology solutions, have the technology they create adopted by universities and join events where they can meet the other student teams as well as technical experts.

Once an idea has been submitted to the Summer of Innovation website, people will be able to vote if they like the idea. People can vote once per idea but can vote for as many ideas as they like. Once the voting period closes on the 17th of June, Jisc and partners will evaluate every idea that reaches 150 votes from at least 3 different universities and select those that will receive funding. This crowd sourcing mechanism will allow us to fund ideas that are likely to offer benefits to students and to universities.

 The combination of crowd sourcing and small agile projects allows ideas to be focused tightly on solving a particular problem that is experienced by many students at a range of higher and further education institutions. It also enables experimentation with new ideas and technology that appeal to a large group of people while keeping costs and risks low.

For more information and funding details, please see the website:

The Summer of Student Innovation has emerged from the pilot Jisc co-design programme. This programme has enabled Jisc, RLUK, RUGIT, SCONUL, and UCISA to work together to identify a selection of strategic innovations that could benefit the HE sector. The Summer of Student Innovation has been designed as an experiment to see if students can develop technology that can improve the student experience.

JISC Summer of Innovation
May 24th, 2013 by careers

Graduate Technical Implementation Consultant at EMIS (UK’s leading IT supplier in Primary Care )

Job Title: Graduate Technical Implementation Consultant

Location: Yeadon, Leeds

Salary: £19,000


Are you a talented and ambitious graduate with a computer related degree looking to make your mark in a fast moving and progressive working environment? Are you ready for the ever changing world of IT? If so, read on….

We are looking to recruit a Graduate Technical Implementation Consultant to join our existing team.

Do you have an understanding of-:

  • Windows Server family
  • Database management
  • Troubleshooting
  • Web servers
  • Proxy servers
  • Networking infrastructure
  • Including routers
  • Firewalls
  • Remote working

The role is to provide implementation and upgrade services for EMIS’s flagship products. Working in a highly focused team you will be responsible for upgrading databases and servers. Your tasks must be carried out to a very high standard and within the deadlines set.

Hands on experience implementing technical applications, particularly the installation of database and proprietary software applications as well as an understanding of issues relating to installing and managing applications in a production environment are a distinct advantage


The working hours are Monday to Thursday 2pm to 11pm and Friday 10am to 1:30pm.

We want you to really enjoy working for us, which is why we think there’s no better place to progress your career than at EMIS.

About us

EMIS is the UK’s leading IT supplier in Primary Care – Over 50 per cent of GP across the UK use EMIS software. This equates to more than 39 million patient records entrusted in EMIS systems.

Established for 25 years and with more than 1200 employees (and counting), EMIS has the infrastructure and experience to support our expanding workforce. Join for the personal and professional development and stay for the friendly culture and great working environment

With award winning products, services and training – we work with the latest technologies and like to keep ahead of the game, which means that you can learn from the best.

It is not all work and no play though! There are regular nights out, team meals and a number of departmental sports teams to get involved with. We also do a lot for charity too including Give and Gain Days and dress down Friday for those who want to take part.

Choose a career at EMIS and help deliver systems and solutions that clinicians trust to look after over 39 million patient records – a place where you can develop your potential, learn from the experts in the field and make a real contribution to UK healthcare.

What we give you

  • Extensive training programme
  • Excellent career progression
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Share incentive plan (after qualifying period)
  • Pension scheme
  • Excellent holiday entitlement
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Discounts on Citroen Cars
  • Free eye tests

To apply for the role, please download the application form from the following website ( and send to

Graduate Technical Implementation Consultant at EMIS (UK’s leading IT supplier in Primary Care )
May 16th, 2013 by careers

Interface Designer vacancy

The Company

Haigh Consultancy Services (HCS) is a leading IT consultancy firm providing IT services and products. Its clients include some of the largest mailing houses and postal operators in the UK as well as major companies from the Financial Services, Utility and Leisure Industry sectors.

The company was formed in 1998 and specialises in Hosted Billiing Solutions, ebilling, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Archive & Retrieval, Data Workflows and Processing and Hybrid Mail. HCS is based in Leicester, with two satellite offices in the Ukraine.

HCS is an ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 accredited software house, maintaining rigorous software development quality systems and has vast experience in developing and maintaining data solutions for transactional print and direct mail.

The Role

HCS requires a bright, innovative candidate to design the interfaces for two main products – Aurora (an archive & retrieval solution) and Data Workflow Manager (a data processing and workflow tool).

The candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills as they will be required to write technical specifications and liaise both internally (with developers and management) and externally (with customers). In addition, the candidate must have external presentation skills to allow them to demonstrate their designs and proposals.

HCS wish to ensure the longevity of their products and continuous improvements to the design of the interfaces is critical to this.

The candidates will be expected to:

• Re-design the interfaces for tablets and mobile devices
• Re-design the admin interfaces
• Write technical specifications to support this

Excellent Photoshop and Illustrator skills are required to support their designs.

Salary is £18k – £22k depending on the candidate

To apply for the role please contqact 

The closing date is 30th June 2013.

Interface Designer vacancy
May 16th, 2013 by careers