Five NI Tech jobs to apply for in the new year!

  • The new year is upon us, and for some that may mean it's time for a change of career. If you're planning to really go for it in 2019, there are dozens of roles available in some of Northern Ireland's most impressive tech companies over on Sync NI's regularly updated Jobs board.

    We've selected five roles that are currently open for applications and have broad requirements suitable for a wide variety of individuals. Head over to the Jobs board for more roles from these and other NI tech companies, but hurry as most of the offerings currently available are closing for submissions in January.

    PwC - Software Engineer

    [View Job Page] Closing Date: 25th January

    "At PwC we work with individuals and startups right through to large corporations and the most recognisable brands in the world. Imagine solving real-world problems from idea, design, incubation through to prototype and beyond. A software engineer will be able to contribute to design and build technical solutions to meet business requirements while adhering to high coding standards and engineering principles.

    You should have experience of:
     - Contributing to application design and development
     - End-to-end involvement in software delivery
     - Working with production systems
     - OO development in a commercial environment

    You would typically be part of a small team of engineers who are responsible for a particular product or set of features and will have access to mentorship from senior engineers."

    Allstate - Technical Help Desk Analyst

    [View Job Page] Closing Date: Jan 4, 2019 

    "Can you handle any situation with confidence and control? Do you understand what customers want and need so that they can get the result quickly? Are you attracted to a role where you will be exposed to problem solving, innovation and learning opportunities?

    In the Technical Helpdesk Analyst role you will act as a Trusted Advisor for Allstate and provide a world class service to Allstate agents and employees. The successful candidate will be trained to offer first level technical support and will work as part of a technical support team operating within a fast paced and dynamic Technical Support centre environment. 

    Key Responsibilities:
     - Responding to incoming calls or chats as first point of contact for clients with IT or product related problems
     - Using appropriate questioning techniques to determine the root cause of reported issues
     - Diagnosing, documenting and/or resolving issues by providing the appropriate resolution or following the escalation procedure
     - Gathering and documenting required information for incidents escalated to higher level teams for the purpose of resolution or continued investigation

    PwC - Senior Front-End Mobile Engineer

    [View Job Page] Closing Date: 25th January

    "At PwC we work with individuals and startups right through to large corporations and the most recognisable brands in the world. Imagine solving real-world problems from idea, design, incubation through to prototype and beyond. We work like a startup with the benefit of the support, infrastructure, and deep technical capabilities of commercial software engineering.

    You should have experience of:
     - HTML, CSS, SASS, JS and JS Frameworks and/or iOS and Android development
     - Front-end build systems and dependency management
     - Working with production systems
     - Ownership of a product or set of features within a product

    Desirable experience:
     - Degree in computer science related discipline
     - Delivering in a highly collaborative agile environment
     - Building accessible applications
     - Building responsive, cross browser applications

    Novosco - Technical Services Engineer – Level 3

    [View Job Page] Closing Date: 31st January

    "Novosco was formed in 2007 from a merger with two leading ICT companies in Northern Ireland, Real Time Systems and 4sol Ltd with the Novosco brand name derived from two Latin Words, meaning ‘new understandings’.

    We have acquired other businesses since then, and are now the market leader in Ireland for Cloud services with a growing presence in the UK. We currently employ around 200 staff in total at the moment, with ambitious growth plans due to ongoing expansion in our market.

    Skills and qualities required:
     - Intermediate to advanced skills regards the administration, configuration and troubleshooting in Microsoft technologies (Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Server Administration 2008 and above, Office 365)
     - Intermediate to advanced skills in general networking (switching, routing, firewall, wireless AP)
     - Intermediate administration, configuration and troubleshooting with VMware (vSphere, VSAN, ESXi)
     - Intermediate administration, configuration, troubleshooting Skills in Microsoft: SCCM, Exchange, Shares and Data management

    Interpersonal Skills:
     - A high level of self-motivation together with a willingness to learn new skills.
     - A flexible and enthusiastic approach to the job.
     - Good problem solving and decision-making skills.

     Benefits our employees enjoy include:
     - Daily fruit deliveries
     - Onsite gym
     - Virtual Reality Room"

    Cayan - Platform Data Architect

    [View Job Page] Closing Date: Open

    "Cayan is working on a major initiative, setting a new standard of excellence in the provision and support of customers, products, and services within the Payments Industry. We are seeking an experienced and motivated Platform Data Architect to join a team capable of realizing the next generation of customer engagement.

    Working as part of an Enterprise Architecture team, the Platform Data Architect is responsible for designing and implementing an enterprise-wide data model capturing the lifecycle of our customers, products and their engagements with our business. Cayan recognizes the potential of a high-quality and domain driven data model in enabling us to deliver streamlined business processes, and in offering enhanced customer engagement and support.

    Essential Criteria:
     - Proven track record of delivering in each of the roles and responsibilities listed above
     - BSc, MSc or equivalent in a Computing/IT field, or a Business Analytics related field

    Strong business awareness and analytical skills:
    - Proven ability to engage with technical and non-technical aspects of the business to accurately model and abstract the essential parts of our domain.
    - Able to digest and apply industry compliance restrictions, security restrictions, etc. on the platform data model and business process automation relating to the model.
    - Able to work within and familiar with industry, organization and security constraints.
    - Will work with Cayan’s Information Security and Compliance teams to ensure these non-functional aspects are first-class citizens within our products.

    Self-Organising and Self-Starter:
    - This is a technical leadership role, and the Platform Data Architect will have a wide remit. Expected to pursue the right solution path without requiring micromanagement.
    - Expected to identify and engage with the correct stakeholders to feed their decision making, collaboration, and sign-off.
    - Tolerant of high degrees of ambiguity, and capable of resolving uncertainty and setting direction.
    - Creative, investigative and innovative in the approach to domain modeling and business process automation.
    - Effective and comfortable in working with senior management, engineering teams, technical and non-technical customers and stakeholders."

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