CSols Vacancies

Experienced .NET Developer required

Job Ref: #DT1708C

Department: Development

Type of Position: Full-time

Location: Runcorn Office


Overview
CSols is a well-established, successful company producing, delivering
and supporting software solutions that dramatically improve costs, quality and compliance in Analytical laboratories. Exports represent about 25% of sales currently and are expected to increase rapidly. The Company is in a strong competitive position and it plans for rapid growth over the foreseeable future.

The Company is innovative and its individuals are knowledgeable. However we all buy into the ideas that we should go the extra mile to make things happen, that as individuals we are all approachable and dependable “doers”. We believe that the Company is an exciting, fun and rewarding place to work. The current role is for an experienced .NET developer to join the team responsible for CSols software product development.

The successful candidate will provide a professional contribution to project development focussing primarily on product development with the opportunity to expand into other roles with experience. As a rapidly expanding company, the successful candidate must also be prepared to tackle problems outside the bounds of a purely technical role. As the company grows there will be great scope to define your own role as well as influencing the direction of the organisation as a whole.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The role is based at CSols HQ at the The Heath in Runcorn.
  • Reports to the Remote Sampler lead developer.
  • Responsible for producing high-quality code according to CSols standard operating procedures.
  • Work in conjunction with other members of CSols distributed development and testing team.
  • Will have extensive opportunity to influence design and architecture decisions.
  • Produce thorough supporting documentation.
  • Participate in project planning and provide development task estimates.
  • Delivery of software components; providing input into the estimation and planning process; refining requirements together with business users and/or analysts; designing and developing software using agreed methodologies, processes and standards; speeding and enhancing development by the use of appropriate tools; taking part in all stages of the test cycle; managing and rectifying software issues; managing their own code within test environments and implementing software.
  • Providing post implementation support; delivering agreed change requests and rectifying errors.
  • Playing an active part in the teams’ activities; supporting other team members and assisting in the continuous improvement of development processes, methods and standards.

Minimum Requirements

  • 2-3 years commercial experience in a software development environment
  • Excellent knowledge of a .NET language (VB.NET preferred) and Visual Studio
  • Excellent knowledge of object-oriented programming principles
  • Excellent knowledge of SQL Server and/or Oracle (T-SQL & PL/SQL)
  • Experience with a source control system (e.g. SVN or GIT)
  • Proficient with the use of other Microsoft products (e.g. Word/Excel/Powerpoint/Outlook)
  • A good degree, B.Sc. in Computer Science or similar, from a top tier University in a science or mathematically based subject
  • A desire to learn and continue to develop your skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to deadlines and within a team environment is essential
  • Have the ability to multi-task, prioritise and be able to work on your own initiative
  • Have excellent communication skills, both spoken and written, with an ability to interpret and present information to a variety of recipients using suitable modes of communication
  • Experience with any form of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS/LIS)
  • Experience in the water industry, medical/healthcare industry or a laboratory environment

Beneficial but not Essential

  • 5 years experience
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer(MCSD) certified
  • Experience in with Agile Development (SCRUM/KANBAN/TDD/BDD)
  • Have experience working in a test-driven continuous integration environment using a number of the following tools:
    • ReSharper
    • nUnit
    • TeamCity
  • Experience with the Infragistics .Net controls library
  • Some experience of ASP.NET MVC & Entity Framework and/or WCF
  • HTML, XML, XHTML
  • Java, JavaScript, ActionScript
  • SQL and MySQL databases
  • ASP, PHP, CSS, SSL security technologies
  • Adobe Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver
  • Fireworks, Coldfusion
  • HotMetal Pro, Adobe GoLive
  • Axure RP, Visual Interdev

Apply Now
eMail your CV to careers@csols.com . We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. To make the best use of your time and ours, only those applicants whose profiles closely match our requirements will be contacted directly.

CSols Ltd. The Heath, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 4QX, UK
Tel:   +44 (0) 1928 513535   Fax: +44 (0) 7006 061106
Web: www.csols.com
email: careers@csols.com

CSols Ltd. is registered in England and Wales Company Registration Number 3918227
                                                       

No Recruitment Agencies please

Laboratory Software Implementer

Job Ref: #CS1408A

Department: Implementation

Type of Position: Full-time

Location: Cheshire Office or home based with visits to office/customer sites as required.

About CSols

CSols is a well-established, successful company producing, delivering
and supporting software solutions that dramatically improve costs, quality and compliance in Analytical laboratories. Exports represent about 25% of sales currently and are expected to increase rapidly. The Company is in a strong competitive position and it plans for rapid growth over the foreseeable future.The Company is innovative and its individuals are knowledgeable. However we all buy into the ideas that we should go the extra mile to make things happen, that as individuals we are all approachable and dependable “doers”. We believe that the Company is an exciting, fun and rewarding place to work.

Position Overview

As part of the Implementation team, the Implementer will be able to install all CSols products. Most installations include integration with a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and laboratory instrumentation.

The Implementer will be required to liaise with customers to discuss and understand their requirements and to deliver the optimum system through configuration and possibly make changes to the standard product software.

These systems vary in implementation effort from about a man week to many man months – the larger ones normally requiring several people working on them and some degree of (sometimes formal) project management). Systems implementation generally requires a large percentage of the effort to be onsite with the customer – this is mainly in the UK but increasingly abroad.

Some systems require that software modifications are made for customer specific needs. While these can be done by others within the Company it is desirable that an Implementer could do such things. Coding experience would be great, but we would also train an Implementer in this area if they showed aptitude and interest in gaining such skills.

Common Tasks

  • Meet with scientists and lab personnel to develop a deep
    understanding of their environment and needs
  • Carry out implementation of CSols software at customer
    sites, UK and abroad
  • Carryout customer training and provide user documents
    as required
  • Assist with support of customers post implementation
  • Understand existing code base, and be able to add new and
    modified features to CSols applications
  • Work collaboratively in our small, highly experienced,
    technical team
  • Assist the Sales team with demos, trials / proof of concept,
    presentations and visits to customers
  • Any other duties to help CSols e.g. testing, training and
    customer support team assistance as needed

Experience / Qualifications

  • Science or Computer Science degree or equivalent
  • 3-4 years’ experience in a UKAS laboratory – especially in the
    use of instrumentation such as ICP’s and chromatography
    systems
  • Understanding of Laboratory AQC procedures

Skills

  • Programming experience – preferably with .NET
  • Current driving licence and up to date passport
  • Ability and inclination to travel and be away from home for a
    significant amount of time (perhaps 2-3 nights a week on
    average)
  • Good communication skills – ability to deal with all levels of
    staff within customer’s organisation
  • Work alone or as part of a team
  • Ability to manage own time
  • Show initiative – willingness to take on responsibilities and
    challenges

It would be advantageous to have an

  • Understanding of PC’s, Microsoft operating systems,
    databases
  • Understanding of computer networks
  • Use of and configuration of LIMS systems
  • Links for LIMS / AqcTools / Remote Sampler experience
  • UK water industry sampling experience or medical lab /
    software experience

There are good prospects for advancement within the Company.

Apply Now

eMail your CV to careers@csols.com

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. To make the best use of your time and ours, only those applicants whose profiles closely match our requirements will be contacted directly.

CSols Ltd. The Heath, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 4QX, UK
Tel:   +44 (0) 1928 513535   Fax: +44 (0) 7006 061106
Web: www.csols.com
email: careers@csols.com

CSols Ltd. is registered in England and Wales
Company Registration Number 3918227
VAT Number GB 539 6933 95

No Recruitment Agencies please