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Project Manager

#UK

#Permanent

#Operations Director

We are actively seeking a Project Manager; the oft-sought, seldom found, inspired agile software, digital or IT delivery owner capable of ensuring we provide dazzling software and solutions across a huge array of technologies and platforms. You’ll be paired with a Solution Architect to take care of the technical wizardry on each project, along with a talented team of front and backend developers with support from the Technical Directors and Commercial Managers to boot.

Qualifications: Degree (in something!) and a professional certification in Project Management (however experience is always more important)

Based From: Belbroughton - M5 Junction 4, in a converted water mill no less!

Salary Range: Depending on experience, plus potential for bonus and options

Responsibilities: Candidates will need to demonstrate the abilities around;

  • meeting customers, listening carefully and understanding their business
  • managing an agile development process, including stewarding planning sessions, scrums and show and tell)
  • working with on/off-shore development/implementation teams
  • wrestling detailed requirements and designs into an implementable plan
  • making sure designs are delivered beyond expectations
  • managing project cost base and time tracking
  • identifying and delivering change control and project upsell
  • managing risk, issues, assumptions and dependencies

Benefits 25 days holiday, pension contributions, life insurance, home working, all hardware/tooling required, mobile with unlimited calls/data, excellent expense policy, and of course - working within a brilliant team!

Personality: Essential, must have one of own! Additionally;

  • excellent spoken and written communication
  • an obvious attention to detail, we want you to obsess about the little things!
  • ability to work effectively with remote teams in India
  • ability to work flexibly to deliver on-time to tight timescales

Experience:

Essential

  • High level technical understanding
  • Software, Digital or IT Project Management experience
  • Agile or Prince2 experience
  • Managing developers and QA’s
  • Project Reporting in green field and mature projects
  • Confident communicator
  • Office/ Productivity skills
  • Agile PM/ Prince2 (we use both)
  • Excellent written skills
  • Ability to think on feet and make decisions

Desirable

  • Commercial/ legal know how
  • Release management knowledge
  • Software development processes
  • Strong technical knowledge
  • CRM/ O365 / Dynamics

Please note, you must have home broadband!

If you consider yourself to be the best of the very best, are seeking lifestyle employment and want to develop in an exciting, growing and fast paced environment;

Microsoft CRM Delivery Manager

#India

#Permanent

#Technical Director

We are looking to grow our Dynamics team with an experienced CRM Delivery Manager. We are looking for someone who is experienced in delivering technically sound solutions to new and existing products and services.

Candidates will need to demonstrate experience with; 

  • Understanding and breaking down of customer requirements into team manageable chunks of tasks  
  • Create and manage the plan for moving technical solutions to final hand-off.  
  • Keep a close eye the technical soundness of the development, QA and infrastructure delivery team 
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises and devise contingency plans 
  • Own the communication and execution of solution hand-over to clients and other team members at designated milestones 
  • Working closely and effectively within a multi-developer team 
  • Reviewing documentation, designs and implemented solutions alike to ensure proposed approaches are implementable 
  • Creating clear and effective documentation across multiple channels 
  • Being highly delivery focused and engaging effectively with all types of team members to drive projects forwards.

Essential Skill :
Candidates are expected to have all of the following skills ; 

- 10+ years of experience in highly technical roles and should currently be leading or managing a technical team 
and hands on MS CRM technologies (MSD CRM365, online, onpremise)
- Experience delivering large scale projects in complex IT landscape 
- Strong leadership characteristics with natural authority to connect with people 
- Able to overcome potential conflicts with ability to ensure timely consensus 
- Excellent communication skills with ability to connect on all levels - programmer to director 

Desired Skills :
Candidates are expected to have some of the following skills; 
- Minimum of 5+ years leading or managing projects exclusively and at least 4 years of experience working with MS CRM
- Azure portfolio implementation including Search, Service Bus etc 
- Knowledge and experience in Agile processes

Personality :
Essential, must have one of own! Additionally; 
- A geek that can speak; excellent spoken and written communication 
- An obvious attention to detail, we want you to obsess about the little things! 
- Ability to identify and pick up new technologies and operating systems quickly 
- Ability to work effectively with remote teams in India and the UK 
- Ability to work flexibly to deliver on-time to tight timescales

UX Developer (React JS)

#India

#Permanent

#Technical Director

We are looking for someone to join our expanding design team as a UX Developer. Skilled in designing, documenting and discussion solution approaches. The ideal candidate will love to suggest strategies to improve design, and ensure customers are happy with their software. This role will require working within an onshore/offshore embedded team, and will need somebody who will occasionally work outside of normal hours to meet customer requirements.

Essential Experience

  • React JS and similar JS MVC frameworks
  • Expertise in HTML5, CSS3 and JQuery
  • Strong interest in UI design
  • Knowledge of Bootstrap or other responsive design techniques
  • Working within large, distributed, polyglot programmed projects

Desirable Experience

  • .Net or PHP; ideally building public WebAPI services
  • Mobile development experience is a plus
  • MariaDB/MongoDb or similar NoSQL knowledge huge plus
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services, EC2, Azure Services etc. highly regarded

Skills

  • A geek that can speak; highly effective spoken and written communication
  • Developing for a distributed client-server and n-tier system architecture
  • Ability to identify and pick up new technologies and languages quickly
  • Good understand of agile processes; aficionados most welcome!
  • Ability to work flexibly to deliver on time to tight timescales

Manual Test Engineer

#India

#Permanent

#Head of Testing

We are looking for a Manual Test Engineer to join our growing Development team. We are looking for someone with personality, a creatively minded problem solver with an eye for detail. You will be used to creating clear and effective test plans and test cases, executing functional and non-functional tests, communicating with stakeholders, and being the champion of great quality. Ideally you will hold a degree in Computer Science (or equivalent), and you will have minimum two years’ experience in a similar role.

Candidates will need to demonstrate experience with;

  • Perform planning of test activities for the assigned area of the project(s), develop test plans, test scenarios and test cases
  • Participate in the process of determining the overall conceptual design and performing business process modelling
  • Ensure effective quality control during development
  • Work with developers during execution stages of the project to resolve quickly and effectively the issues found
  • Ensure strict correspondence between solutions developed in the team and customer’s requirements
  • Creating clear and effective test plans, cases and other test documentation
  • Being highly delivery focused and engaging effectively with all types of team members to drive projects forwards

Candidates are expected to have all of the following skills;

  • Strong knowledge of testing theory and understanding of software verification
  • Ability to drive testing processes starting from planning phase to test execution, bug fixing and support
  • Knowledge of bug-tracking tools
  • Excellent communicator, capable of engaging at all levels with customers

Candidates are expected to have some of the following skills;

  • Excellent technical investigation skills
  • Database knowledge like MS SQL
  • Automation experience using Selenium or similar is highly regarded
  • Knowledge of Business Process modelling tools
  • Remote work environment experience

Personality :
Essential, must have one of own! Additionally; 
- A geek that can speak; excellent spoken and written communication 
- An obvious attention to detail, we want you to obsess about the little things! 
- Ability to identify and pick up new technologies and operating systems quickly 
- Ability to work effectively with remote teams in India and the UK 
- Ability to work flexibly to deliver on-time to tight timescales

Dynamics Solution Architect

#UK

#Permanent

#Reporting to Technical Director

We are actively seeking a Dynamics Solution Architect; the oft-sought, seldom found, inspired functional and technical consultant and pre-sales wizard, capable of creating insightful designs and ensuring we can translate business process and change into implementable Dynamics 365 solutions, for household name customers. It’s extremely likely that the successful candidate will have experience building services using other technologies, and has gravitated towards the Dynamics 365 platform to efficiently meet customers’ business transformation requirements.

Benefits

In addition to being a part of a small but brilliant team based in a great, creative environment you’ll receive;

  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • high-spec laptop & other necessary tools
  • high-spec smartphone
  • excellent expense policy
  • free soda, crisps, chocolate and other treats

And post probation;

  • active support for professional development including in-house training, course materials, in-work study and exam fees for professional qualifications
  • private healthcare
  • grown-up work from home policy
  • pension contributions
  • childcare voucher scheme
  • critical illness cover
  • company share scheme (post 1 year of service)

Senior UX Developer

#India

#Permanent

#Head of Development

We are looking for someone to join our expanding design team as a Senior UX Developer, with 3 to 6 years experience minimum. You will be skilled in designing, documenting and discussing solution approaches. The ideal candidate will love to suggest strategies to improve design, and ensure customers are happy with their software. This role will require working within an onshore/offshore embedded team, and will need somebody who will occasionally work outside of normal hours to meet customer requirements.

Reporting to the Head of Development, you will primarily help design and build the UX and front end in HTML and CSS across a range of projects.

A successful candidate will pass a coding test as part of the interview process, as well as have the following essential skills:

  • Building HTML sites, templates, fragments
  • Creating thoughtful site structures, layouts and responsive pages
  • Liaising with wider design team
  • Delivering high quality, tested HTML / CSS
  • Working on several projects
  • Creating wireframes and HTML mockups
  • Excellent HTML knowledge and experience
  • Good understanding of HTML5 / CSS3
  • Experience in Bootstrap, Zurb etc.
  • Experience building responsive web sites
  • Knowledge of browser compatibility issues and workarounds
  • Knowledge of SASS or LESS
  • Experience of working in Agile teams
  • Familiarity with graphics applications (Sketch, PhotoShop, Illustrator)

You will also have the following desirable skills:

  • Awareness of SE
  • Some JavaScript experience (Ajax, jQuery, React, Aurelia, Angular)
  • Some experience with website testing
  • Some knowledge of website analytics

A personality is essential, must have one of own! Additionally;

  • A geek that can speak; excellent spoken and written communication
  • An obvious attention to detail, we want you to obsess about the little things!
  • Ability to identify and pick up new technologies and operating systems quickly
  • Ability to work effectively with remote teams in India and the UK
  • Ability to work flexibly to deliver on-time to tight timescales

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Developer

#India

#Permanent

#Technical Director

We are almost always seeking talented CRM developers to join our ever expanding team of Dynamics 365 technical wizards based in our offices in Bangalore, India. If you have a passion for delivering end-to-end Dynamics eco-system solutions that delight customers, we want to hear from you. You will be reporting to our CRM Practice Director and used to working closely and effectively within a multi-developer team on custom Dynamics CRM solutions, principally via CRMOL and including extensive presentation of bespoke business processes. Of course, you'll be joining the cloudThing family and can expect a seasoned agile approach to project delivery in a serious and grown up, but vibrant and fun environment. We're also committed to helping you develop your skills and career, so we offer an impressive training package to help you gain certifications in your craft, as well as a great social scene across the company.

Responsibilities

Candidates will need to demonstrate experience with;

  • Building custom Dynamics CRM solutions, principally via CRMOL and including extensive presentation of bespoke business processes
  • Understanding and implementing solutions architected using service orientated, distributed, micro-service and other patterns appropriate to identified requirements
  • Building complimentary solutions that integrate with CRM back-ends, such as customer portals and integrations with other systems
  • Working closely and effectively within a multi-developer team
  • Reviewing documentation, designs and implemented solutions alike to ensure proposed approaches are implementable
  • Creating clear and effective documentation across multiple channels
  • Being highly delivery focused and engaging effectively with all types of team members to drive projects forwards

NOTE: as is common with this type of role, remote location and occasional out-of-hours working will be required to support customer interests.

Skills

Candidates are expected to have all of the following skills;

Essential

  • Dynamics 2015/16 implementation and extensive customisation
  • Strong C# dev. to support bespoke plugin/workflow development
  • Strong JS/HTML/CSS dev. to support bespoke interface development
  • Strong general .Net dev to support complimentary project development
  • Insightful entity architecture, grounded in solid MS/Fetch SQL
  • Excellent communicator, capable of engaging at all levels with customers
  • Distributed team dev. inc source control appreciation, esp. GIT and CI
  • Windows certifications, e.g. multiple MCPs or an MCSE

Desirable

  • General .Net Development, esp. Web API to support peripheral technologies such as bespoke processing, integrations and customer/supplier portals
  • Azure portfolio implementation esp. Service Bus
  • Wider Dynamics eco-system technologies inc. MSE and DM

Personality

  • A geek that can speak; excellent spoken and written communication
  • An obvious attention to detail, we want you to obsess about the little things!
  • Ability to identify and pick up new technologies and operating systems quickly
  • Ability to work effectively with remote teams in India and the UK
  • Ability to work flexibly to deliver on-time to tight timescales

Dot Net Developer

#India

#Permanent

#

We are actively seeking a Dot Net Developer who loves to deliver end-to-end dot net solutions that delight customers. If you love to work in an agile environment for some global customers you might fit right into our expanding team of Developers. Based in our modern, stylish offices in Bengaluru you will be able to grow your skills, work on some great projects and have a great social life doing it.

Candidates will need to demonstrate experience with;

  • Designing, documenting and discussing solution approaches
  • Working within an onshore/offshore customer embedded team
  • Suggesting strategies for improved design
  • Ensuring customers are Happy with their software

NOTE: as is common with this type of role, remote location and occasional out-of-hours working will be required to support customer interests.

Candidates are expected to have all of the following skills;

  • .Net experience; ideally building public WebAPI services
  • Strong interest in database design and experience in EntityFramework
  • Expertise in HTML5, CSS3 and JQuery
  • Working within large, distributed, polyglot programmed projects
  • Knowledge of Bootstrap or other responsive design techniques

Candidates are expected to have some of the following skills;

  • Knowledge of Azure Services highly regarded
  • Dynamics CRM integration experience is highly valued
  • Backbone/Angular or similar JS MVC frameworks
  • Mobile development experience is a plus
  • MariaDB/MongoDb or similar NoSQL knowledge huge plus
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services, EC2 etc. preferred

 Personality :
Essential, must have one of own! Additionally; 
A geek that can speak; excellent spoken and written communication 
An obvious attention to detail, we want you to obsess about the little things! 
Ability to identify and pick up new technologies and operating systems quickly 
Ability to work effectively with remote teams in India and the UK 
Ability to work flexibly to deliver on-time to tight timescales

Dynamics Functional Consultant

#UK

#Permanent

#Technical Director

We are seeking a Dynamics Functional Consultant; someone capable of creating insightful designs and ensuring we can translate business process and change into implementable Dynamics 365 solutions, for household name customers. It’s extremely likely that the successful candidate will have experience building services using other technologies, and has gravitated towards the Dynamics 365 platform to efficiently meet customers’ business transformation requirements.

The main job role will be end to end project involvement for Dynamics 365 CE/CRM solutions from pre-sales/functional demonstrations, requirements gathering and consolidation, assisting the solution design, hands on customisation and configuration, supporting DevOps with delivery and support, and supporting the Developer and Test teams in working with the out of the box features of Dynamics 365 CE.

Successful candidates will likely hold a degree (in something!) & current professional MS Dynamics Certification(s) and be able to demonstrate experience in the following:

  • Pre-sales engagement including technology evangelism, demonstration, adoption and other early opportunity activities such as bid-response writing
  • Requirements gathering, writing and evolution through business process identification, analysis and re-engineering
  • Functional analysis including effective business architecture and appreciation of the cyclical approach to solution identification
  • Understanding the capabilities (and limitations) provided by Dynamics 365 CE out of the box, from form design to solution management
  • Understanding the capabilities available using out of the box connectors and integrations in the Microsoft Business Systems platform
  • Implementing business and technical environment change safely and effectively, with the support of the Solution Architects and the Project Office
  • Creating clear and effective documentation across multiple channels
  • Using a hands-on approach to ensuring timescales are met
  • Environment setup and configuration
  • Training end users and admins in the use of Dynamics 365 CE and linked systems (such as Power BI, Power Apps, Flow)

NOTE: as is common with this type of role, regular remote location and occasional out-of-hours working will be required to support customer interests, including international locations.

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