OUR PEOPLE

We have great people – they are our business, we treat them well and encourage them to reach their individual potential and fulfil their aspirations within Codestone.

We recruit on character and aptitude, as well as skills. Although knowledge and skills are important, we have the resources to develop these, whereas character and aptitude are much harder to teach. We strongly believe that, if you have these qualities, the sky is the limit.

WHAT OUR PEOPLE SAY

A pleasant working environment and great work life balance, top class management and an all-round great place to be.

Kazeem, Internal Account Manager

Codestone has taken me from University, nurturing my talent and putting resource behind me to get me to where I am today. They are not just a company to work for; but a team to be part of.

John, Senior Consultant

OUR CULTURE

The foundation of our culture is our belief that every individual can reach their full potential in life. We encourage our staff to take the leadership role in their own personal development and the company supports this with training, mentoring and an abundance of new opportunities.

Codemap is our annual company gathering that enables everyone to understand our vision, what we are trying to achieve, how we are progressing and the role that every team and individual plays within this.

We expect hard work and commitment from our people. In return we hope they get the satisfaction of realising their potential and career goals.

Join our team

Working hard is vital to producing strong results, but it is also essential that we enjoy what we do. Our business has a modern, open and collaborative style where inspiration or an innovative idea can come from anywhere. We also have a strong social dynamic that integrates work and play.

We have 10 positions available

SALARY: £25,000 -£30,000 pa (depending on experience) + Bonus + Pension

An experienced, enthusiastic and versatile individual is required to join an on-site technical team in supporting a full range of IT Infrastructure solutions primarily based around application, desktop, and end user device support. The applicant must have experience working within a dynamic user environment with many differing types of user, both in technical ability and company status.

Applicants should have at least 3 years’ experience working in a technical support capacity. Degree level education an advantage.

Essential Skills

  • Citrix XenApp/Xendesktop
  • 3 years’ experience working in a Service Level driven technical support role for the products listed below
  • Accreditation or experience in some of the following technical products;
    • Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Exchange, Apple mobile devices, Laptop and desktop hardware maintenance and support, Thin Client devices, Printer management
    • A good understanding of TCP/IP, DNS, Microsoft Active Directory
    • Strong understanding of Windows based operating systems and networking
    • Microsoft RDS
    • Office 365
    • Azure
    • Veeam backup solutions
  • Attention to detail and ability to think laterally under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills and experience of dealing with customers at all levels in a face to face environment
  • Good communicator with a professional telephone manner
  • Well-presented and a welcoming and friendly manner
  • Efficient and professional
  • Good time management
  • Multitasker with a can-do attitude
  • Flexible and tenacious

Advantageous Skills

  • Accreditation or experience in any of the following technical products
  • VMware ESX Server/Vsphere, VMware Virtual Centre, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop, Citrix Advanced Access Control, Citrix Access Gateway, EMC Clariion, Microsoft Server 2008/2012, Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007/2010, VEEAM
  • Understanding of “Thin Client” architecture
  • Understanding of WAN, Routers, Switches and Wireless Networks
  • Understanding of hosted IT services

Qualifications
Minimum GCSE or equivalent Maths and English – grade C or above

SALARY: Up to £35,000 pa (depending on experience) + Bonus + Pension + Free car parking + Child care voucher scheme

An automated tester is required to join our team. This role will encompass testing and QA activities across Codestone’s software products. We’ll want you to:

  • Use automated testing tools and techniques against web applications, including recorded UI and coded automated tests with a strong emphasis on ensuring end-to-end user processes function correctly.
  • Work with software developers and product owners to create and maintain test plans, cases, scripts and data by analysing functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Create and maintain bug reports within our tracking system.
  • Work with the product owners on scheduling and progress of the testing of our products.
  • Test both new features and bug fixes, performing relevant regression testing where appropriate.

ISTQB Certification an advantage. The majority of our software development is on the Microsoft stack, and for QA and testing we use Visual Studio, TFS and associated Microsoft tools at present – but if you’ve got experience in automated testing using tools such as Selenium or others then that’s fine; we’re open to using any tool that gets the job done.

Essential Skills

  • Use of automated test software, such as Microsoft Test Manager, Selenium or others
  • Creation of manual and automated tests from user stories, functional and non-functional requirements
  • Microsoft TFS or Visual Studio online for user story and bug tracking
  • Experience working in agile and waterfall environments
  • Any continuous integration or dev-ops experience is useful
  • Experience with SAP Business One or other business applications is an advantage
  • Microsoft SQL (basic queries) required
  • Web technologies (REST/SOAP services, XML, JSON, etc)

You may not know everything about all of the above skills, but you should be able to cover most of them off. However, you will definitely need excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Qualifications

  • ISTQB certification an advantage
  • Minimum GCSE or equivalent Maths and English – grade C or above

SALARY: Up to £37,000 pa depending on experience

You’ll be working with our recently released app – TradeZapp – As a Software Engineer, you will require skills in Microsoft technologies to maintain and develop new features within our innovative app targeted at the construction industry. You’ll be responsible for fixing bugs and creating the back end to support new features within the app. The app itself is built on iOS and Android, and you’ll take business requirements and work closely with our mobile app developers to create new features. We work in an agile manner – you’ll be involved in sprint planning and then will work on 2-3 week sprints to get the job done.

The stack is Microsoft SQL server with a web service layer built with ASP.NET Web Service, exposing REST services to the mobile apps. You’ll also need skills in ASP.NET MVC to – there’s an administration web site to maintain, as well as individual generated sites for TradeZapp’s users. HTML/Javascript and related technologies are also needed. Any experience with working with Apple/Android services (e.g. notifications/subscriptions) is a plus. Any automated testing experience or DevOps style working is a plus.

The TradeZapp team is a small team within Codestone’s larger software development department, focused on this exciting new app. This a chance to make your mark on a fledgling app as it takes flight.

Technical Skills

  • .NET framework
  • C#
  • ASP.NET MVC Razor
  • ASP.NET Web API for REST web service creation
  • SQL Server development (inc. queries, stored procedures, basic database administration, relational database mechanisms/theory)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills * Excellent analytical skills and problem solving

Other Skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Self-starter
  • Problem solver
  • Ability to empathise with users of the app and predict pain points

SALARY: Up to £18,000 Depending on skills and experience + bonus + Pension

Codestone seeks a high-calibre individual to join a well established team to provide 1st line support for both applications and infrastructure products and solutions. Application support centers around the outstanding business system SAP Business One and related products. Infrastructure support involves all aspects of hardware, operating systems, networking and other related disciplines. You will be primarily responsible for incident logging, agreeing priorities and setting realistic expectations of resolution with customers, assigning and managing the technician’s queues, updating the end users, dealing with simple 1st line issues and maintaining support

contracts. After training you may be expected to assist with the resolution of basic support issues. Appropriate product training, orientation and mentoring is provided in a combination of structured training, self-paced learning and vocational coaching.

Experience Summary
Candidates should have experience in providing technical support in a help-desk environment or other relevant experience in a customer service oriented and customer facing environment. Degree level education an advantage.

Technical Skills
Essential

  • A professional and confident manner
  • Understanding of Active Directory/Group Policies
  • Understanding of anti-virus products and technologies
  • A good working knowledge of PC hardware, networking principles and Microsoft Server Operating systems

Desired

  • Working knowledge of Citrix
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft RDS
  • Working knowledge of SQL
  • Working knowledge of Solarwinds Nable
  • Working knowledge of backup technologies

Advantage

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server operating systems
  • Strong working knowledge of Citrix
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft RDS
  • Scripting (Powershell etc)
  • Veeam knowledge
  • Solarwinds Nable knowledge

Other Skills
Essential

  • Articulate
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good communicator
  • Customer Service oriented
  • Ability to think laterally under pressure
  • Attention to detail

SALARY: £30,000 -£40,000 pa (depending on experience), Bonus, Pension, Free car parking, Child care voucher scheme

We are seeking a full-time Projects Manager to join our busy project management team, based at our Head Office in Poole.

The role will encompass a variety of project management tasks including, but not limited to:

  • Management of multiple, concurrent, complex, customer-facing IT application and infrastructure projects
  • You will be holding the overall responsibility for the performance of the project from the point of order through to completion
  • You will require a proven and demonstrable track-record in management of all aspects of the project life-cycle of the implementation of line of business applications such as ERP or CRM for example and/or infrastructure solutions
  • Other administrative tasks that may be required

About You

Essential skills

  • Project experience must be based on delivering projects to external SME customers from a wide range of market / industry sectors
  • Experience of managing a significant number of projects at any one time. Project mix would include both short and long-term projects
  • Strong understanding of the project life-cycle for business applications and / or infrastructure solutions
  • Strong background in resource planning and management is essential
  • Experience in managing project budgets
  • Experience of operating rigorous change control procedures
  • Prince 2 qualifications
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent communication skills and experience of dealing with customers
  • Good communicator with a professional telephone manner
  • Well-presented and a welcoming and friendly manner
  • Efficient and professional
  • Good time management
  • Multitasker with a can-do attitude
  • Flexible and tenaciou

Advantageous skills

  • Appreciation of core logistical business processes
  • Some Agile project experience
  • Experience of project costing
  • Experience of risk analysis/mitigation strategies

Qualifications
Minimum GCSE or equivalent Maths and English – grade C or above

SALARY: £25,000 to £40,000 pa depending on experience

We’re looking for an Android developer to join our other developers. The app is powered by a service layer and database within the Microsoft stack, this will be taken care of by other team members but if you’ve got any Microsoft web service and/or SQL database skills that’s a bonus. You must have commercial experience with Android development. You’ll be expected to describe and if possible walk us through the apps you’ve worked on and have published. You’ll report to the Technical Director, but will also work directly with the app’s creators to define, design and code new features. Ideally you’ll have the ability to work with non-technical people to translate requirements into technical design and detail, and through to coding.

We’re looking for people who can balance the need to get things done fast with the need to reduce technical debt and do things perfectly. You’ll need to be a problem solver and to be able to figure out a solution to gnarly problems. You’ll need to have a good idea about what make a mobile UX work and be open to looking at any way to improve the user experience. Any DevOps style experience around setting up of automated testing, continuous integration and deployment is of interest. The TradeZapp team is a small team within Codestone’s larger software development department, focused on this exciting new app. This a chance to make your mark on a fledgling app as it takes flight.

Technical Skills

Android Development:

  • Android Studio
  • Java
  • Git

General development (advantage to have these):

  • Requirements gathering
  • Feature analysis/design
  • Backlog creation/maintenance
  • Automated testing/CI/Devops

Other Skills

Essential

  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-starter
  • Problem solver
  • Ability to empathise with users of the app and predict pain points

Qualifications

  • Minimum GCSE or equivalent Maths and English – grade C or above

SALARY: £35 - £45K pa depending on exp. + Bonus + Car + Pension + Healthcare

An enthusiastic and professional individual is required to join an established technical consultancy team.

The successful candidate will join a team responsible for the implementation, testing and documentation of complex infrastructure projects and will interface closely with pre-sales consultants, helpdesk and project management staff.

A background in Microsoft technologies is essential.

Microsoft Windows Server technology skills should be MCSA level or equivalent with RDS as well as Microsoft Exchange / Office 365 skills also being high on the list.

Engineering experience in VMware ESXi / vSphere 6 is also preferred, as well as Hyper-V and public cloud architectures (Azure).

Experience in Citrix XenDesktop (VSD and VPD) and NetScalers is desirable.

All candidates are expected to have solid working knowledge of Networking (LAN and WAN), Security Technologies (FW’s, AV, DLP etc) Storage-Area-Networks.

Candidates should have engineering and consultancy experience, with a proven history of clear and accurate project documentation and successfully managed and implemented projects.

Technical Skills

Essential

  • A professional and confident manner
  • Excellent commercial and technical awareness
  • Strong customer relationship skills
  • Experience of Project Costing
  • Microsoft MCP in Windows Server 2008 /2012 (MCSE/MCSA preferred)
  • Excellent knowledge of RDS technologies and the modern workplace
  • Excellent knowledge of Office 365 core technologies
  • Office 365 migration experience
  • A good understanding of SAN environments
  • Good networking skills
  • Experience working in collaborative teams to deliver complex infrastructure projects
  • Demonstrable documentation skills

Advantage

  • Experience of requirement analysis and project definition
  • Azure IaaS experience
  • Other Azure technologies (Intune, EMS, MFA)
  • Experience writing and executing platform test plans
  • Microsoft Exchange skills
  • SUSE Linux Experience
  • Experience in Citrix technologies

Other Skills

Essential

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to think laterally under pressure

SALARY: £20K Basic depending on experience + commission (OTE £30k) + Pension

Reporting to the Sales Director, an enthusiastic, results focused individual is required to join an established sales team. This office based, new business focused sales person will be primarily responsible for nurturing inbound and outbound leads, managing and developing sales pipeline, generating new business opportunities and booking meetings for our Business Development team. Along side this they will be required to work with the Business Development Manager with ongoing customer relationships, as well as generating sales revenue where possible from these accounts. Assisting with order processing, generating sales proposals and contract paperwork, along with other sales administration will also be a requirement.

This is a target focused role and the individual will be expected to achieve and exceed targets on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis.

Experience Summary
Applicants will ideally have a proven and demonstrable track-record in dealing with senior personnel to director level over the phone in a sales/telesales capacity.

Technical Skills

Essential

  • Professional telephone manner
  • Previous telephone sales experience

Desired

  • Understanding of the business software and IT infrastructure market place – in particular ERP

Advantage

  • IT Software sales background
  • Proven successful telephone sales history

Other Skills

Essential

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to think laterally under pressure
  • Team player & self-motivated

SALARY: Up to 25k +5k Shift Allowance (depending on experience) + Bonus + Pension

An experienced, enthusiastic and versatile individual is required to join an established technical helpdesk team in supporting a full range of IT Infrastructure solutions primarily based around application, desktop, server and storage virtualisation technologies. Key vendors include Citrix, VMWare, EMC, Microsoft, Dell and HP. This role involves working a 24×7 Shift Pattern, 12 hour day/night working 4 days on and 4 days off.

Experience Summary
Applicants will have at least 2 years’ experience working in a technical support capacity, managing their own queues of support incidents and working to defined SLAs. Degree level education an advantage.

Technical Skills

Essential

  • A professional and confident manner
  • A strong understanding of TCP/IP, DNS, Microsoft Active Directory/Group Policies
  • Understanding of anti-virus products and technologies
  • Understanding of network infrastructure appliances such as routers, switches and wireless network points
  • Accreditation or experience in the majority of the following technical products:
    • Microsoft Server Operating systems
    • Microsoft Desktop Operating Systems
    • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003/2007/2010/2012
    • VMware ESX Server/VSphere
    • Citrix XenApp o Citrix Access Gateway
    • EMC SAN solutions
    • Sonicwall Firewalls
    • Storegrid/Vembu backup solutions
    • Veeam backup solutions

Advantage

  • A strong understanding of storage systems (NAS/SAN)
  • Accreditation or experience in any of the following technical products:
    • Veeam Or Vembu Accreditation
    • Citrix XenServer
    • Citrix Advanced Access Control
    • Citrix XenDesktop
    • Webroot product range
    • Appsense product range
    • N-able product range
    • Any Accounts or CRM application

Other Skills

Essential

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to think laterally under pressure

SALARY: £30-40K+Bonus, Pension, Company Car, BUPA

An enthusiastic and versatile individual is required to join an established team providing the full range of technical services around the exceptional SAP Business One business software for SMEs. The role will eventually encompass involvement in all stages of the project life-cycle including Pre-Sales Consultancy, Requirement Definition Analysis, Project Definition Analysis, Proof of Concept, Installation, Configuration, Training, Data Migration and Go-Live.

Experience Summary
Applicants will have a proven and demonstrable track-record in all aspects of the project life-cycle of the implementation of financial and business applications in any major ERP system.

Technical Skills

Essential

  • Strong Experience of any standard ERP product with an end to end company view
  • Experience of Requirement and Project Definition
  • Experience of Project Costing
  • Experience of installation and configuration of business applications
  • Experience of training in small and classroom environments
  • Understanding of core logistical business processes
  • Understanding of financials to P&L and Balance Sheet
  • Working knowledge of Crystal Reports
  • Understanding of ISO Information Security awareness

Advantage

  • SAP B1 knowledge
  • Accounting background or qualification such as AAT, degree or professional qualification
  • Knowledge of SQL, reporting products/techniques or CRM
  • Working knowledge of Crystal Excelsius
  • Experience of add-on product such as Boyum B1UP and Maringo Project Management

Other Skills

Essential

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work well under pressure

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