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Ruby on Rails Software Developer

About LiveLink

A rapidly growing company, LiveLink's software products now lead the European market of digital photo kiosks and online photo ordering systems. In 2012 we transferred these skills into the greetings card industry as well, and our CardCreator kiosks can produce a personalised card (or gift) instore in around 2 minutes... like Moonpig or Funky Pigeon but the customer takes the finished card/gift away with them. The latest development our team is working on is to bring all these features together into one hybrid kiosk.

We have recently completed projects for a number of UK retailers, including ASDA (for online and Instore photo ordering systems). For more general info see also www.livelinktechnology.net

Main Responsibilities
  • Continuing development of the ordering platforms (Rails), including associated technologies (Ruby)
  • Feeding customer requirements into the development process & feeding back projected timescales
  • Providing backup consultation for tricky support issues
The Ideal Candidate

You care about building high quality, robust systems with a strong emphasis on good UI design. You care about making both the code and product look good. You enjoy using multiple technologies in new and interesting combinations. You work well within a team and enjoy the challenges of innovating on a timescale in a fast-paced market.

Skills & Experience
  • At least two years commercial Rails experience
  • Good knowledge of HTML, CSS & SQL
  • Excellent knowledge of JavaScript
  • Experience with git
  • Experience with Linux
  • Experience in unit testing Rails applications
  • Excellent communicator
Also of Interest - experience with/knowledge of
  • jQuery & Prototype
  • Open source contributor
  • C and Ruby extensions
  • GTK+ 2 & Clutter
  • SVG & Cairo
  • UX
  • ICC profiles & colour theory
  • Server configuration and planning
  • PCI compliance
  • Touchscreen interfaces
  • Java/Swing and WebStart
Salary and Conditions
  • Commensurate with skills and experience, please apply for details
  • 28 days paid holiday (including Bank Holidays) rising by a day each year to 31 days after 3 years service
  • A generous bonus scheme to reward an employee's contribution to the success of LiveLink is paid at Christmas and this is likely to be at least a 4-figure sum if the employee is performing well
  • LiveLink is also a member of a Ride2Work scheme and a Childcare Voucher scheme
  • Based at LiveLink's Head Office in Havant (PO9 1AQ) but with potential for flexi-time and some home working
To Apply

This is a new position due to the rapid expansion of LiveLink’s business. Applications must consist firstly of a covering letter of no more than one page of A4 explaining how you fulfil the role as described above. Secondly, please send your full CV which must include details of achievements for which you have been personally responsible, links to any open source projects, GitHub profile and technical blogs etc. plus reasons for moving on from previous posts. Please quote reference LLROR1404 to:

recruitment@livelinktechnology.net

Apprentice Technical Support + Production

About LiveLink

Founded in a garden shed in 2004, LiveLink's products now lead the European market of digital photo kiosks and online photo ordering systems. A rapidly growing company, which has moved to Havant, LiveLink has developed kiosks which are used by labs and chains mainly across the UK and Ireland to order prints and a wide array of photo gifts. In 2012, we transferred these skills into the card industry too, so our CardCreator kiosks can produce a personalised card (or gift) instore in around 2 minutes... like Moonpig or Funky Pigeon but the customer takes the finished product away with them. We have recently created a new online photo ordering system for ASDA, and are currently merging our product range and trialling systems for a number of other retail chains. For more info see also: www.livelinktechnology.net

The Apprentice role

Because we are a young, innovative company with relatively few employees (22), the tasks an apprentice will undertake are likely to be varied and will largely depend upon the aptitude of the individual. However, they will definitely include assembling computer and kiosk/network components for both production and R&D projects. In addition, we would hope that an apprentice would learn to respond to IT support requests mostly over the telephone and also by email. As one of the first points of customer contact, you would then be responsible for resolving, forwarding and escalating helpdesk calls, troubleshooting queries and liaising with various customers. The more software knowledge you gain, the more personally fulfilling this is likely to become. Other opportunities, such as work in the graphics department and with smaller software projects might become available if a specific ability becomes evident.

The Ideal Candidate
  • You enjoy solving problems and improving IT products... as you are a very capable computer user
  • You relish learning new things, tinkering with computers and maybe even building your own
  • You work with precision and attention to detail
  • You work well within a team and enjoy the challenges of innovating in a fast-paced market
  • You are confident interacting with people and put a very strong emphasis on customer satisfaction
  • You have a good sense of humour, are adaptable... and get a kick out of doing interesting things!
Desirable additional skills - not essential, but some of the below would be great
  • Linux experience would be especially highly valued
  • Previous use of HTML and/or graphic programmes such as Inkscape and the Adobe suite
  • Any programming and/or networking skills
What we don't need (although it is welcome):
  • Experience... it's certainly good but we're primarily looking for aptitude and attitude
  • Knowledge of the photo/card/gift industries
  • A driving licence
Salary and Conditions
  • 35 - 40 hours per week at £2.80 - £3.20 per hour depending upon proven software experience (more might be available for an older applicant) plus 28 days paid holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • A generous bonus scheme to reward an employee's contribution to the success of LiveLink is paid in the run up to Christmas... plus we give a £100 birthday “present” at the end of the relevant month
  • LiveLink is also a member of a Ride2Work scheme and a Childcare Voucher scheme
  • Training and support will be provided for you to grow into the role as you learn about LiveLink's products

LiveLink: 4 The Green, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire, PO9 6BN, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 207 183 1411

Email: support@livelinktechnology.net


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