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Careers at Skyguard

Work at SkyguardAs a rapidly growing organisation, we are constantly looking for dedicated individuals to join the team

A career at Skyguard is all about passion together with a sense of pride, helping to deliver results. This is one of the reasons we are Europe’s premier personal safety service provider.

If you’re thinking of growing your career in a truly supportive environment, one of our current vacancies could be exactly what you’re looking for. If any of our roles are of interest to you, please email your CV and covering letter to careers@skyguard.co.uk, indicating which position you would like to apply for.

Job Vacancies

Location – Epsom, Surrey
Senior .NET Developer

The Company

Skyguard is the fastest growing and largest lone worker protection company in the UK, providing safety solutions to businesses with lone workers or vulnerable people. Skyguard's parent company Send for Help Group have been recognised three times by the Sunday Times in its list of Britain's fastest growing companies, 47th in 2016, 80th in 2017 and 68th in 2018.

Job Overview

Reporting to the Head of Software Development and working very closely with CIO, you will have a strong background and proven track in software development lifecycle and implementation of the integrations for web and application based projects. In this role leverages analytical technical knowledge to grow designing scalable solutions of the Software based services. Projects involve multiple technical environments with a high level of customer interaction. You will be involved throughout development lifecycle (Scoping, Design, Development, configuration, implementation and ongoing operations) of higher-level services such as the SaaS layers; You will have a strong background in enterprise technologies, an understanding of design patterns, coding, software testing, and dependency management and will lead new services roll-outs with likeminded developers. You must be able to demonstrate extensive back-end experience in codding and you must be experienced in database design or experience working on high traffic multi-tiered applications is highly desired.

Principle Interactions

  • Reporting to the Head of Software Development
  • Interaction with Skyguard Employees

Scope of Work

  • You will be a key developer in the growing and experienced team of likeminded development team located in-house and offshore, who create and support proof of concept (POCs)/demos, websites, real time applications, effective solutions and backend services.
  • You will work on new applications and support to migrate existing legacy .Net Portals while working closely with internal customers and project teams, business partners and third-party suppliers.
  • Design and maintain web APIs used by web apps
  • Design, develop, test and maintain various custom applications
  • Troubleshoot real time issues, develop solutions and maintenance plans for applications and environment

Skills and Experience

  • The successful candidate must have 10+ years of overall IT experience with minimum of Minimum 8+ years of development experience on C# and .Net and .Net Core as a developer, 5+ years as Web API and MVC developer – Ideally candidate should come from the development environments which has heavily involved web and application development, webservices and advanced DB programming.
  • Extensive experience ideally with over 6 years’ experience in Ms SQL and programming skills MS SQL - SQL Server 2008/2012/2014/2016 T-SQL coding, Stored procedures, functions, service brokers
  • Experience in Architecting Software Solutions projects
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment, able to balance multiple projects and tasks, complete them successfully, and within timelines
  • Extensive experience in task estimation and experience in sprint planning with the team and in a structured SDLC, SCRUM development environment
  • Experience of building B2C systems, utilising microservices and N-tier architecture within Agile methodologies .
  • Experience of Git and Git-flow processes with exposure to CI/CD set-ups
  • Exposure to continuous integration setup, ideally Octopus and Jenkins

Desirable Knowledge and Skills

  • 2 years Minimum experience with Twilio Api’s or AWS Connect or Avaya CTI technologies will be a bonus
  • Any knowledge or exposure to content management systems
  • Some understanding of NoSQL databases and Queuing such as RabbitMQ Or Redis
  • Exposure to working with Azure, Amazon or private cloud to leverage the benefits of cloud computing
  • Understanding of security, optimisation and caching
  • Experience of IIS and webserver setup needed for the APIs, configurations etc
  • Experience and exposure of working in real time systems preferable in a service provider environment
  • Knowledge of PowerShell
  • Knowledge of satellite communications, GPRS and other communication protocol

Personal Characteristics

  • A can-do attitude
  • Ability to get along with a range of personalities

The above statements are neither intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be a listing of all of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

All new employees must be prepared to undergo a 5-year background screening- all job offers are subject to satisfactory completion of the screening and references.

Thank you for your interest.

Please note: Due to the high volume of applications, unfortunately we will not be able to respond to all candidates. If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of submitting your application you have not been successful on this occasion.

No agencies please, only direct applicants need apply.

Close Date: April 30th 2019

Senior Management Accountant

The Company

Skyguard is the fastest growing and largest lone worker protection company in the UK, providing safety solutions to businesses with lone workers or vulnerable people. Skyguard's parent company Send for Help Group have been recognised three times by the Sunday Times in its list of Britain's fastest growing companies, 47th in 2016, 80th in 2017 and 68th in 2018.

Job Overview

Overall responsibility for preparing the Company management accounts, detailed reporting and analysis relating to both revenue and costs to help make key business decisions and also drive process/reporting improvements.

Principle Interactions

  • Reporting to the Finance Director
  • Interaction with Skyguard Finance Team
  • Interaction with all Skyguard Employees

Scope of Work

  • Manage 2 direct reports
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Month end management accounts
  • Maintain Purchasing record for accurate record of stock
  • Quarterly VAT returns and EC Sales List for all companies
  • Maintain Deferment VAT schedule
  • Weekly and month end stock counts with the Stock Control Manager.
  • Assist with year-end closing and audit preparation.
  • Training and developing other members of staff within the team.
  • Complete and submit surveys to ‘Office of National Statistics’ as and when they are received.
  • Maintain the finance manual.
  • Inductions for new starters.
  • Ad hoc projects

Skills and Experience

  • Final stage studier or newly qualified (CIMA\ACCA\ACA)
  • High level of computer literacy – needs to be a proficient user of financial systems
  • Advanced Excel skills including look- ups, pivot tables and use of advanced formulae
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident dealing with colleagues of all levels
  • Ability to analyse, interpret and provide insight on financial reports
  • A good understanding of the different functions of finance including Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable

Personal Characteristics

  • Professional, committed and organised approach to work with a drive for results.
  • Ability to manage, motivate, lead and develop others.
  • Good analytical skills combined with attention to detail and good communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, use judgement to make decisions and adapt to change. Shows initiative.
  • Commitment to continual professional development

The above statements are neither intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be a listing of all of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

All new employees must be prepared to undergo a 5-year background screening- all job offers are subject to satisfactory completion of the screening and references.

Thank you for your interest.

Please note: Due to the high volume of applications, unfortunately we will not be able to respond to all candidates. If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of submitting your application you have not been successful on this occasion.

No agencies please, only direct applicants need apply.

Close Date: April 30th 2019

Internships and Apprenticeships

The Skyguard internship programme is designed for students who are undergraduates and provides an excellent opportunity for students to experience an exciting and energetic company with the potential to work on projects that have a genuine business impact. Information about available internships are published above in our Job Vacancies section.

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