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And we’re here to help clients transact more digitally. We think big, move fast, and deliver daily. The people we take on are inspired to make a difference, comfortable in fast-paced, team environments. If you want to help write the next chapter in our success story, take a look at our current opportunities.
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Junior Java Developer
Minimum Degree Grade:
Minimum UCAS Points:
Assist with Work Permits:
Type of Role:
Software Engineering / Development , Quality Assurance and Testing , Web Design / Development
We are looking for Junior Java developers with exposure to web based technologies. The successful candidates will be involved in developing Servlets, JSPs and EJBs working within a highly collaborate environment with potential to learn new technologies and develop their skills.
Our preference is for at least one years prior experience in web based Java development within a commercial environment but we are willing to look at candidates who lack this but are still able to demonstrate a competence in Java development and show a significant willingness and ability to learn. The successful applicants will work within a team of highly skilled consultants to successfully deliver projects within either our Retail eCommerce practices.
If not already Java certified, the candidate will be required to become certified in the first six months of employment.
Web Design / Development , Software Engineering / Development
This is a role working for a global systems integrator responsible for the delivery and support of a large number of high profile retail websites. We are looking for junior support analysts who have some experience in this arena and are looking to expand their technical ability to make their mark in a diverse and expanding team.
This role will require working flexible hours.
The successful applicant will work with other highly skilled consultants to support clients within a Java/J2EE and IBM WebSphere Commerce environment.
The main responsibilities are:-
•to perform daily checks & support tasks
•resolution of incidents
•ad-hoc queries and reports
•data interface/scheduled job monitoring with their associated issue resolution to ensure that all systems are running issue free
•liaison with customers and internal technical teams
Candidates will be working in a team and being mentored in all operational aspects of managing the production, staging and test systems for clients.
Ideally the successful candidate will have a basic understanding of the architecture and issues about operating solutions in a web multi-tiered environment and have knowledge/experience across some of the following:
•UNIX flavours, Solaris, AIX, LINUX, Windows
•JDBC and SQL skills
•Oracle or IBM DB2 Databases
•Exposure to Java applications
•Excellent communication skills
•Excellent problem solving skills
•Be a Self-Starter
•Excellent delivery focus and commitment
•Team players, able to learn/adapt quickly and take responsibility
Quality Assurance and Testing , Software Engineering / Development , Support
We are looking for a Junior Performance Tester/Analyst to join our team based in Watford.
This is a key role responsible for the delivery and support of a large number of high profile eCommerce websites. We are looking for individuals with excellent technical ability looking to make their mark in a diverse and changing team. The challenges you will face include different architectures, application components and their interaction. You will also be involved in the support of projects during Development, Test and Production Implementation.
This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding team to assist in performance tuning, configuration and support of live or “to be live” customer systems of comprising of multiple WebSphere Commerce, J2EE Applications, PHP systems and associated components with specific focus on test planning, performance testing, problem analysis and capacity reviews.
May be required to work on site with clients after initial training.
Candidates need to be keen to learn, like problem solving and have an analytical mind.
Knowledge of the following advantageous, but on the job training will be provided where necessary:
• Experience in the Full Testing Life Cycle
• Functional and Non Functional testing
• Use of Automated Testing tools
• Capacity planning and performance testing
• Performance problem determination and root cause analysis
Key Skills gained in first year.
•Internet protocols (HTTP/HTTPS)
•Basic Java1.6 SDK or higher (IBM runtime)
•Performance Testing tools, e.g. Jmeter, Loadrunner, The Grinder
•Basic programming knowledge whether this is Java, PHP, shell or VBA.
Following initial training and mentoring candidates will be expected to understand architecture and performance tuning in multi-tiered web environments and have knowledge across the following technologies. The candidate will be expected to proactive and able to self-study in order to progress to the next level.
Additional skills you will get exposure to:
•Apache, Tomcat, JBoss
•IBM DB2 performance tuning, SQL
•Oracle performance tuning
•Java expertise up to Architect level. Including profiling, ability to review java source code and recommend optimisations
•Scripting (Jmeter, perl, awk etc)
•IBM WebSphere Application Server
•IBM WebSphere Commerce
•Magento and or Drupal
Junior Project Manager
Minimum Degree Grade:
Minimum UCAS Points:
Assist with Work Permits:
Type of Role:
Project Management , Consultant / Analyst , Software Engineering / Development , Web Design / Development
We are looking for a Junior Project Manager with some knowledge of eCommerce / web development to join our busy eCommerce team. The successful candidate will have some relevant commercial experience in eCommerce website consulting, design, development or online marketing.
You will have the ability to gather and understand client requirements, communicate this clearly to clients and project teams. You will be involved hands-on in the website implementation planning, co-ordination, testing and training processes.
This is a superb opportunity for someone who is seeking to progress their career into a Project Management or eCommerce Consultant. The role will be client facing and some travel to customer sites will be required
•Web Development experience
•Maintain project documentation including plans, risk and issue logs.
•Project Management/team leading experience is desirable
•Coordinate suppliers and liaise with colleagues to produce progress reports
•Strong documentation skills - experience producing business documentation
•Strong organisational skills with attention to detail
•Strong interpersonal and communication skills - to work with project managers, business partners, suppliers and technology team members
•Excellent time management skills and proven ability to meet deadlines
•Experience of the some elements of the full project lifecycle
•Broad experience with IT systems and software projects.
•High levels of accuracy and attention to detail with data entry are essential.
We are currently seeking a Junior Digital Designer for an exciting international client who have just launched their brand through an ecommerce business in the UK.
You will be working as part of a small dynamic team that manages our client’s digital channels. This role is responsible for the creative ownership of the website’s look and feel as well as visually representing the brand across all digital channels such as social and marketplaces.
Your role will include more than one design brief at a time and allocating the relevant amount of time according to the importance and deadline of the job. This is a practical role requires someone who is keen develop their digital design skills.
Typical activities include:
•Responsibility for designing new website pages optimised for desktop, tablet and mobile devices
•Creating assets for use on the website and digital marketing channels such as social and email
•Using innovation and creative thinking to redefine a design brief within the constraints of cost and time;
•Proofreading to produce accurate and high-quality work;
•Demonstrating illustrative skills with rough sketches;
•Creative digital design approaches that account for the limitations and full potential of modern XHTML / CSS development
•Excellent web design skills which have been used in a business environment and proficiency in the latest versions of Adobe Creative Suite, mainly Photoshop & Illustrator is essential.
•Willingness to contribute to both large, complex projects and smaller tasks as directed
•Animation and video experience also beneficial using tools such as Adobe After Effects and Final cut pro.
•Creative, yet meticulous. Be detail oriented and have a sense of craftsmanship
•Interest of the internet and web based applications
•Degree educated in Graphic design or similar discipline
•Great attitude, strong work ethic, excellent communication skills
•Ability to manage own projects and to work quickly and accurately to tight deadlines
Ecommerce , Quality Assurance and Testing , Consultant / Analyst
We are currently looking for degree educated consultants with ideally some commercial exposure to work within our Testing Practice.
Chosen candidates will work on world-class award winning and multi-channel eCommerce solutions, for high profile clients, using a range of leading edge technologies and methodologies.
Salmon provides an excellent environment to help you fast track your career, build on your strengths, and take the right path for you.
Candidates should have the desire to work in a testing environment and ideally experience working with any of the following:-
•Testing web applications
•Knowledge of the development life cycle
•Intelligent, numerate with the ability to pick things up quickly
•Good communication skills and telephone manner
The individual should possess an interest in business systems, strong analytical and problem solving skills.
We require a highly motivated individual with well-developed interpersonal skills. You will be working within the development and support team primarily focused on insurance systems. You will be involved in the preparation of test cases, test scripts and will be required to execute tests both manually and where necessary using automated testing tools.
We are currently looking for Degree educated consultants with ideally some commercial exposure to work within our Business Analysis Practice, based in Watford, Hertfordshire. Chosen candidates will work on world-class award winning and multi channel eCommerce solutions, for high profile clients, using a range of leading edge technologies and methodologies.
We will be training you into the following role responsibilities:
To gather and document requirements and translate them into clear work specifications that can be used and interpreted by both business and technical users. This will involve facilitating workshops and assessing source documentation from the customer
Identify options for potential solutions and assessing them for both technical and business suitability
Create logical and innovative solutions to complex problems
Present proposals to clients
Analyse business systems in order to recommend efficiencies
Provide estimates for future analysis work
Work closely with developers and a variety of end users to ensure any technical solution delivers customer satisfaction
Provide training to users of a new system as required
Provide analysis support to the test team
Plan and work flexibly to meet deadlines
Keep up to date with technical as well as industry sector advances
Customer Service responsibilities
Maintain good customer relationships at all levels of the organization
Maintaining consistently high levels of customer satisfaction and effectively escalating business critical situations to as required
Managing high profile customer situations and relationships both internally and externally and client expectations
The ideal candidate should have some exposure to business analysis projects (either academic or commercial).
·Be a strong communicator - both written and oral
·Possess strong analytical and problem solving skills
·Be a Proactive self starter
·Energetic, enthusiastic with strong attention to detail
·1+ years analysis experience in an academic or commercial environment
We require a highly motivated individual with well-developed interpersonal skills. You will work alongside our experienced Business Analysts to support them during the business analysis life-cycle.
Ideally you will have exposure to any of the following:
·Production of functional specifications or similar
·Experience of producing UML artifacts (preferably UML 2.0)
·Experience of analysis and design of systems (package integration and bespoke development)
·Experience of Business Process engineering
·Knowledge of formal Change Management
·Ability to work on his/her own initiative to an agreed action plan