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Careers at Pillar Software Ltd

Apprentice Software Developer

 Reference No: 20170505cs   Applications Closing Date: 31-Dec-2017

About this position:

Newent, Gloucestershire (office-based)


Pillar Software Ltd offer an exciting job opportunity for an apprentice to join our expanding development team.

We are an Employee-Owned company based in Newent, Gloucestershire with 20 years’ experience of providing professional time and costing solutions to Government departments throughout the UK, and the private sector.

We thrive on creativity and collaboration and this contributes to friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

These are just some of the benefits for working at Pillar:

  • You will have a say in how we develop and how we run our business
  • Employee Representatives sit on the company’s Board of Trustees
  • The potential for a tax-free Employee Ownership bonus of up to £3,600 each year
  • Your own laptop and desk
  • A structured training programme management and delivered by QA
  • You will be assigned two internal peers (who will be former Apprentices themselves) to help you get productive
  • You will also be assigned a business peer to provide pastoral guidance
  • No formal dress code
  • 27 days leave per year plus Bank Holidays
  • The opportunity to work flexitime

Key responsibilities

  • You will develop and support ASP.NET applications using and C#
  • You will be involved in the design and develop Mobile Applications and API’s
  • Assist the team in dealing with System and Software related issues
  • Work within a team as well as on individual projects
  • Assist the technical support team as part of our tiered structure

SALARY: £11k pa starting salary rising with productivity.

As an Employee-Owned company, staff can work to achieve bonuses of up to £3,600pa tax free.

Working hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm totally 37.5hrs a week, with a 30 minute lunch break, although this can be extended or adapted to suit your desired use of flexitime.

Recruitment for this post is managed by the training agency and provider, QA.


Prerequisites for this position:

The type of candidate we’re looking for will have the following characteristics and qualifications:

  • Highly motivated with a desire to always to better
  • Strong team player who wants to have a creative influence
  • Ability to work on your own and in a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong problem solving capabilities
  • 5 GCSE Grades (C and above) or equivalent, including Maths, English and IT



Cross-platform Mobile & Web Application Developer

 Reference No: 20160122cs   Applications Closing Date: 30-Nov-2017

About this position:

Newent, Gloucestershire (with home-working option) 


We offer flexible working (TOIL), company pension contributions, full involvement in company-wide creative processes, and an incredibly friendly office (with pool table and darts!). We thrive on creativity, deliver under pressure and work to exceed expectations.

Join our growing team in an rural software development company established over 21 years with strong Local Government portfolio, dedicated UK Helpdesk and dynamic, creative team with established range of product offerings and massive growth potential.

We are an Employee-Owned company with employee representatives sitting on our Board of Trustees. 

Day to day you will…

  • Actively progress work in a sprint setting
  • Develop & enhance our mobile and web offerings via Xamarin or native settings
  • Work closely with co-workers in development and our support team to deliver to and exceed customer expectations
  • Peer review team member coding and tests
  • Build enhancement, changes and tackle defects with continuous integration

SALARY: £38,500pa - £45,0000pa depending on experience, rising with productivity.

As an Employee-Owned company, staff can work to achieve bonuses of up to £3,600pa tax free.

Option of home-working at conclusion of office-based probationary period and at Pillar's discretion.

Use the Contact Us page, providing outline experience and qualifications (you MUST have 3 years demonstrable record of mobile app delivery - if you apply without outlining work experience which meets this requirement we may not respond and your application will go no further).


Prerequisites for this position:

 Prerequisites are that you must...

  • Have 3 years demonstrable record of mobile app delivery and/or web application development
  • Be an accomplished apps developer with a history of taking apps from concept to production
  • Be attentive to detail
  • Be scrupulous about defect-free code
  • Be active in and promote collaborative working at all stages
  • Be able to communicate technical ideas clearly to a non-technical audience

Key Skills/job keywords: Mobile application developer, C#, web application development, Xamarin, API development, SQL Server, Windows mobile, IOS, JavaScript, Web Applications, UI Design, Android, Java, Visual Studio .NET, HTML5, CSS3, Agile, SOAP,, Scrum, test-driven development.


Are you looking for a career in software development?

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