Apr 23, 2023
We are growing, and in need of finding our next software developer. We’ve posted a job description on Wired Sussex and University of Sussex today. You can apply here as well – here are the details…
What we do
We are currently a team of 2 (with an additional freelance developer at busy times) but due to growth since covid, we are in the delightful position to be growing our team.
We make custom software for businesses that haven’t found what they are looking for off-the-shelf; using a system called Claris FileMaker.
What you will do
You will help us create a Helpdesk for our current clients. We haven’t done this before, so your input will be invaluable, and you will be shaping the future of the way we work.
Customer service is key. We don’t want anyone to have to wait for fixes, so you will have a reassuring phone and email manner, while we do the problem solving.
As your confidence grows, we will be training you to fix regular problems and small issues yourself, with a career progression to be our next senior developer
No Experience Necessary
We are very happy to hear from someone who hasn’t done this sort of thing before but has a ‘maths brain’ who also loves to problem solve. You could be straight out of education, looking for a career change, or simply looking for a challenging new career
We will train you fully and once you are ready, we will pay for your FileMaker Accreditation, so you can become our next Senior developer.
If you are the sort of person who likes to take projects and run with them and enjoys a bit of responsibility, then we’d like to hear from you.
Oh, and if you’re a Mac person then you’ll fit right in.
Why should you work with us
We are in a shared resident office in Plus X, which is an innovation hub opposite Brighton University on the Lewes Road. It is in part of an area which is going through a lot of regeneration, so there will be lots of cafes and shops.
Plus X is designed specifically with connection and collaboration at its heart. It has step-free access and plenty of room for wheelchair access to desks
With monthly Network & Nourish lunches and Sunset sessions in the rooftop bar, Free Drink Fridays, and Yoga and Boxfit classes included in the membership there is life outside work as an added bonus.
28 days (inclusive of Bank Holidays) and we also give you your birthday off, paid, each year.
Hours to suit
32 – 40 hours a week (pro-rata) because we understand that life gets in the way of committing to 8 hours every day. We will discuss the best option for you.
Flexible Home / Office
Once you are trained, then working from home up to 3 days a week is totally fine
We provide you with your own MacBook and make sure your home office has all the right kit
£ 22,000 – £ 26,000 per annum (based on 40 hours per week) depending on experience
Opt-in pension scheme
If you would like to come on the journey with us, please send your CV and, more importantly, an email about who you are and what you can offer us.
Closing date for applications Friday 19th May 2023
Interviews will be scheduled for the week of 5th June 2023
Full Job Description…
Answering Emails and Phone calls from current clients
Assessing issues and fixing simple queries
Sending more complex queries to senior developers
Logging time spent on each issue
As the job progresses, keep a manual of issues and how they were fixed
Refer back to manual to assist with new queries
Help with our social media and marketing – updates about what we are doing
1st Month on site in Plus-X in Brighton
Then a minimum of 2 days a week on site, 3 days can be remote or on site to suit
We will teach you the basics of Claris FileMaker Pro
We encourage, and pay for, your accreditation as a Certified FileMaker Developer
You will be encouraged to become part of our development team
32-40 hours a week (pro rata)
We can be flexible regarding hours worked around the core office hours
Strong Maths to GCSE at least
Strong Logic & Problem-solving skills
Coding experience is not essential, but might be advantageous
Helpdesk experience is not essential, but might be advantageous
Knowledge of Apple hardware and software
Knowledge of PC software not essential but desirable
Eye for detail
Eagerness to help people
Enthusiastic can-do attitude
A desire to learn coding
£22,000 – £26,000 per annum, depending on experience
Holiday 28 days inclusive of Bank holidays
1 additional days leave on your birthday
Mac-book provided for company business