Job Vacancy– Autumn/Winter 2016

Support Consultant – Home Based, £20,000 – £28,000, Closes 13/11/2016

Who are we?

We (SalamanderSoft) are a small, but dynamic, team dedicated to providing first class products and services to the Education Sector. Through our integration products for school systems, we help our customers to connect up their on-site and off-site systems in exactly the way they need to support teaching and learning as well as school administration.

As our customer base is growing, we are looking for an experienced support consultant/technician to help us maintain our level of support to our new and existing customers.

We also give back to the community by developing the SharePoint Learning Kit and a number of free utilities for schools.

What we need you to do

You will be joining the team to help us remotely install and support our range of products into Schools.

The main products you will be working with are our range of integration products, linking School MIS to Active Directory, SharePoint, Office 365, G Suite for Education and other systems.

Our work is conducted from our own homes, although some occasional travel and hotel stay may be needed to allow us to meet as a team and best support our customers.

This is a hands on technical role.

What we will do for you

  • 5 weeks paid holiday per year plus bank holidays
  • Flexibility in working hours when required, although our customers’ needs have to come first
  • The opportunity to get rid of your daily commute
  • Expenses paid on any business travel
  • Support you in improving your current skills and to work with and develop new ones
  • The opportunity to attend some conferences/events/training during the year
  • Paid Certification attempts

Who we are looking for

Someone with great technical skills who loves helping customers and solving problems. We’re not finished with a job until the customer is happy. You are the sort of person who will see something wrong and fix it before it is raised as an issue. This is very much a customer focussed role, and regular customer contact via Phone/Skype and email will be essential.

Although you will need to be able to work independently and with little supervision, the team is always in contact via Skype for Business, Yammer, email and phone. However, home working isn’t for everyone, some need the face-to-face contact an office gives!

With technology being such as fast moving field, we would expect you to have a thirst for knowledge and be keen to improve your skills, with a proven track record of doing so.

Although we will provide all the equipment and software that you need to do your job, you will need a suitable area for working in your home, a broadband connection and probably a kettle.

Now the boring bit

Key Skills we are looking for:

  • Expertise and Experience maintaining Active Directory, preferably in a School Environment
  • Experience with scripting Active Directory
  • Experience with Basic SQL Server Queries

It would be great if you had – but don’t worry if you haven’t:

  • Knowledge and experience of SIMS.Net/Facility CMIS or other School MIS systems
  • Scripting Experience
  • One or more Microsoft Certifications
  • Experience working with Excel or other products for analysing data
  • Experience with SharePoint in an education environment
  • Experience with Office 365 Administration
  • Experience with G Suite / Google Apps for Education Administration
  • Some experience of managing IT projects

Next Steps

If you are interested in joining our team, please write to us at careers@salamandersoft.co.uk with anything you want to support your application. Links to social media and community involvement would be great as well. Noting where you saw the ad would be helpful to us.

If you would like more information or an informal chat about the role, please contact Jon Atkinson, jon@salamandersoft.co.uk

First interviews will be conducted via Skype Video Calling w/c 28th November 2016.

It is hoped that the successful candidate will start w/c 6th February 2017

Closing Date

The closing date for Applications is midnight on Sunday 13th November.

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SalamanderSoft Is Hiring

Support Consultant, Home Based, £20,000 – £30,000, Closes 01/03/2016

Who are we?
We (SalamanderSoft) are a small, but dynamic, team dedicated to providing first class products and services to the Education Sector. Through our integration products for school systems, we help our customers to connect up their on-site and off-site systems in exactly the way they need to support teaching and learning as well as school administration.
As our customer base is growing, we are looking for an experienced Network Technician/Manager to help us maintain our level of support to our new and existing customers.
We also give back to the community by developing the SharePoint Learning Kit and a number of free utilities for schools.

What we need you to do
You will be joining the team to help us remotely install and support our range of products into Schools.
The main products you will be working with are our range of integration products, linking School MIS to Active Directory, SharePoint, Office 365, Google Apps for Education and other systems.
Our work is conducted from our own homes, although some occasional travel and hotel stay may be needed to allow us to meet as a team and best support our customers.

What we will do for you
5 weeks paid holiday per year plus bank holidays
Flexibility in working hours when required, although our customers’ needs have to come first
The opportunity to get rid of your daily commute
Expenses paid on any business travel
Support you in improving your current skills and to work with and develop new ones
The opportunity to attend some conferences/events/training during the year
Paid Certification attempts

Who we are looking for
Someone with great technical skills who loves helping customers and solving problems. We’re not finished with a job until the customer is happy. You are the sort of person who will see something wrong and fix it before it is raised as an issue. This is very much a customer focussed role, and regular customer contact via Phone/Skype and email will be essential.
Although you will need to be able to work independently and with little supervision, the team is always in contact via Skype for Business, Yammer, email and phone. However, home working isn’t for everyone, some need the face-to-face contact an office gives!
With technology being such as fast moving field, we would expect you to have a thirst for knowledge and be keen to improve your skills, with a proven track record of doing so.
Although we will provide all the equipment and software that you need to do your job, you will need a suitable area for working in your home, a broadband connection and probably a kettle.

Now the boring bit
Key Skills we are looking for:
Expertise and Experience maintaining Active Directory, preferably in a School Environment
Experience with scripting Active Directory
Experience with Basic SQL Server Queries

It would be great if you had – but don’t worry if you haven’t:
Knowledge and experience of Sims.Net/Facility CMIS or other School MIS systems
Scripting Experience
One or more Microsoft Certifications
Experience working with Excel or other products for analysing data
Experience with SharePoint in an education environment
Experience with Office 365 Administration
Experience with Google Apps for Education Administration
Some experience of managing IT projects

Next Steps
If you are interested in joining our team, please write to us at jon@salamandersoft.co.uk with anything you want to support your application. Links to social media and community involvement would be great as well. Noting where you saw the ad would be helpful to us.

Closing Date
The closing date for Applications is midnight on Tuesday 01st March

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SalamanderSoft is Hiring!

Support Consultant, Home Based, £18,000 – £35,000 Dependent on Experience

Who are we?

We (SalamanderSoft) are a small, but dynamic, team dedicated to providing first class products and services to the Education Sector. Through our integration products for school systems, we help our customers to connect up their on-site and off-site systems in exactly the way they need to support teaching and learning and school administration.

As our customer base is growing, we are looking for an experienced Network Technician/Manager to help us maintain our level of support to our new and existing customers.

We also give back to the community by developing the SharePoint Learning Kit and a number of free utilities for schools.

What we need you to do
You will be joining the team to help us remotely install and support our range of products into Schools.

The main products you will be working with are our range of integration products, linking School MIS to Active Directory, SharePoint and other systems.

Our work is conducted from our own homes, although some occasional travel and hotel stay may be needed to allow us to meet as a team and best support our customers.

What we will do for you

5 weeks paid holiday per year plus bank holidays
Flexibility in working hours when required, although our customers’ needs have to come first
The opportunity to get rid of your daily commute
Expenses paid on any business travel
Support you in improving your current skills and to work with and develop new ones
The opportunity to attend some conferences/events/training during the year
Paid Certification attempts

Who we are looking for

Someone with great technical skills who loves helping customers and solving problems. We’re not finished with a job until the customer is happy. You are the sort of person who will see something wrong and fix it before it is raised as an issue. This is very much a customer focussed role, and regular customer contact via Phone/Skype and email will be essential.

Although you will need to be able to work independently and with little supervision, the team is always in contact via Lync, Yammer, email and phone. However, home working isn’t for everyone, some need the face-to-face contact an office gives!

With technology being such as fast moving field, we would expect you to have a thirst for knowledge and be keen to improve your skills, with a proven track record of doing so.

Although we will provide all the equipment and software that you need to do your job, you will need a suitable area for working in your home, a broadband connection and probably a kettle.

Now the boring bit

Key Skills we are looking for:
Expertise and Experience maintaining Active Directory, preferably in a School Environment
Experience with scripting Active Directory
Experience with Basic SQL Server Queries

It would be great if you had – but don’t worry if you haven’t:

Knowledge and experience of Sims.Net/Facility CMIS or other School MIS systems
Scripting Experience
One or more Microsoft Certifications
Experience working with Excel or other products for analysing data
Experience with SharePoint in an education environment
Experience with Office 365 Administration
Some experience of managing IT projects

Next Steps

If you are interested in joining our team, please write to us at jon@salamandersoft.co.uk with anything you want to support your application. Links to social media and community involvement would be great as well. Noting where you saw the ad would be helpful to us.

Although we are looking to hire ASAP, the role will remain open until we have found the right person.

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SalamanderSoft Is Hiring!–SharePoint, ASP.net or C# Developer

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced SharePoint, ASP.NET or C# Developer to take over responsibility for our codebase and development procedures. This will be a HOME based role which could be FULL or PART time for the right candidate and with considerable autonomy. Salary will very much depend on the experience of the candidate, but our budget range is likely to be £25,000 to £60,000.

Our product set is written in C# using agile methodologies and has a heavy focus on SharePoint (2007, 2010 and 2013). I am looking for someone who will take responsibility for running the code-base and development process. As well as being a great programmer, I will be expecting you to be able to analyse our current processes, suggest improvements and implement them. You will have significant autonomy and be able to drive best-practices and processes. Preferably you will have experience of test-driven development, agile methodologies, design patterns and refactoring – or a desire to learn them.

The mind-set we are looking for is someone who has a hunger to learn and improve their skills. Although we will provide training time & budget, we are looking for someone whose interest in developing isn’t just a 9-5 job. We will not expect you to work outside your hours, but I would expect you to be the type of person who looks to increase their skills in their own-time e.g. reading blogs, playing with new versions of products etc. These wouldn’t necessarily be directly related to what you are doing day-to-day, just the mind-set we are looking for.

This role could be full-time or part-time for the right candidate – the quality of the candidate is the main factor. I’d rather have an excellent .net developer, than a mediocre SharePoint one. As this is a home-based role, you will need to be comfortable and effective working from home. Although home-working sounds great it is not for everybody!

As SalamanderSoft is a small company, although your main focus will be on development, you will undoubtedly need to perform other tasks as well, especially when other team members are unavailable. You need be able to use your initiative and get things done. It is highly likely that you will need to work with customers so you will need to be personable and happy doing this. The customer is always right! You will also have a history of delivering successful projects as well as be able to juggle several at the same time.

Any open source contributions will be looked on favourably.

Skills & Requirements

.Net Development (C#)
ASP.Net
SharePoint if possible
Test Driven Development

About SalamanderSoft Ltd

SalamanderSoft is a small but growing software house providing integration and SharePoint products and services to the education sector in the UK. We are specialists in integrating systems and enabling SharePoint as a learning tool.

As part of our growth, we are now looking for a .Net developer to design, develop and implement our integration and SharePoint products. To date, I have been responsible for the whole business including all development, installation and support work. I am now looking for someone to take on the development work.

If you are interested in applying please send your CV with covering letter and availability to jobs@salamandersoft.co.uk and include where you saw this job advertised. Benefits and salary will depend on the experience of the candidate. We are looking for UK based applicants and you must be legally entitled to work in the UK. Due to the nature of the sector we work in we require all employees to be CRB checked.
No agents please, any agents applying will be blacklisted.

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