SalamanderSoft is looking to hire a Home Based C# Developer

C# Developer – Home Based

Who are we?

SalamanderSoft is a small but growing software house providing integration products and services to the education sector in the UK. As part of our growth, we are now looking for a C# developer to design, develop and implement our products.

Our products integrate school management systems with Active Directory, Office 365, G Suite, SharePoint and other products. Although written in C# they use a number of different technologies to integrate with all the different systems, from REST and SOAP web APIs to direct database access and custom object models. We are also currently running a project to run our product set in Azure which is likely to be a main focus for you initially. We use agile methodologies as much as possible. The product set has been developed over the last 10 years and so is quite mature, but there is constant change as new features are added to the systems we integrate with and as we add support for new products.

SalamanderSoft currently consists of 8 employees, the majority of which are operations/support staff. It is a small close-knit company and our ethos is to provide excellent service to our customers and to be the best at what we do. This is reflected in the fact that all our sales are via word of mouth/recommendations – we do not have a sales team, and we are still growing strongly. All our roles are remote working, so you will be working from home.

Who we are looking for

To date, I have been the sole developer, and I am now looking for someone to take on some of the development work to allow for further growth of the company. I would be happy to consider both senior and junior developers. The role could be full-time or part-time for the right candidate and will be a home-based role so you will need to be comfortable and effective working from home. Although home-working sounds great and offers a lot of flexibility it is not for everybody.

The exact skills we are looking for will depend on your experience, although C# is a core requirement. However, your attitude will be key, we will be looking for someone who:

  • uses their initiative and gets things done
  • has enthusiasm and interest in development and technology.
  • wants to be the best that they can be and strives for excellence
  • is able to work independently and remotely
  • has a hunger to learn new skills
  • wants to drive best-practices and processes

For a senior developer we would also be expecting agile skills, especially test driven development.

All applicants must be legally entitled to work in the UK and, due to the nature of the sector we work in, we require all employees to be DBS checked.

What we will do for you

  • We will offer a competitive salary, dependent on experience together with pension contributions
  • A chance to work on the latest technologies (especially Office 365, Google and Azure)
  • The ability to drive best practices and processes within the development team
  • Significant autonomy.
  • Training resources and all appropriate technology and software will be provided.
  • Flexibility in working hours when required, although our customers’ needs have to come first
  • The opportunity to get rid of your daily commute
  • 5 weeks paid holiday per year plus bank holidays
  • Expenses paid on any business travel
  • Support you in improving your current skillset and to work with and develop new ones
  • The opportunity to attend some conferences/events/training during the year
  • Paid Certification attempts

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 code repositories would be great as well. Noting where you saw the ad would be helpful to us.

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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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