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Junior Software Developer

What does this role contribute to the Company?


 


The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Bloc. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve our businesses evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.


 


You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our business and communities.  


 


Bloc PPE are a fast-moving, quality-driven manufacturer of Personal Protective Equipment for healthcare workers, first responders.  Due to the nature of the business the requirements for market leading software and clearly defined processes, is key to our success. 


 


This role ensures our business requirements in relation to software development are achieved and delivered on time to improve business processes and efficiencies.


 

Important Information
Date Posted: 22nd September 2021
Closing Date: 22nd October 2021
Industry: Manufacturing and Engineering
Job Type: Full time
Salary: Starting from £25,000.00

About the role

What we’ll ask of you in the role:

As a business that relies heavily on IT, including within our manufacturing floor and CRM operations, you are involved in developing new and existing software to ensure it is fit for purpose and to facilitate the evolving needs of the business.  

·         you write code to design and develop processes in line with designated projects, and test them in real situations to proactively identify possible installation, security, compatibility and user issues before allowing them to go live.  

·         You review test results, and use these to fix any issues you find, and provide maintenance and support for the systems once they are operational. Whilst a large element of your work is reactive to respond to requests from operations teams, you may also be proactive in identifying suggestions for improvements.

·         You manage multiple projects simultaneously and co-ordinate your time to meet deadlines and work schedules identified and to ensure projects are delivered on time.  

·         You adapt quickly to react to new priority projects, and play your part as a member of the team to ensure that IT provision in the Company is never compromised, and that issues are resolved without delay to minimize disruption to the wider business and our day-to-day processes.  

What will we do for you?

In return we offer a flexible approach to working hours, autonomy so you manage your own workload, and a friendly and supportive team to work with.  The Company has ambitious plans for growth and is keen to build a team who can grow alongside the business, so there are opportunities for development, coupled with the opportunity to work with one of the most innovative and passionate teams in the industry. 

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What you will need

Required criteria

  • Ideally you will have the follow experience: • Ability work independently, identify problems / areas for improvement, define requirements, develop and implement solutions. • The ability to source ideas and new technologies and practices to ensure that th

Desired criteria

    Professional skills you’ll need for this job opportunity

    Continuous Improvement

    Continuous Improvement

    Developing Requirements

    Developing Requirements

    PL/SQL

    PL/SQL

    Bloc Blinds & PPE

    Bloc Group is a global manufacturing and design company based in Magherafelt with divisions in Belfast and The Netherlands. Employing over 250 staff and established in 2009. The group consist of: Bloc Blinds -one of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of innovative blinds systems, supplying blinds to customers all over the world both in the commercial and residential markets. Bloc Healthcare Solutions -an expert designer and volume manufacturer & the first indigenous PPE and medical device manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland. Bloc Labs -designs, tests, and develops the next generation of consumer technology products and experiences for global markets.

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    At Bloc we've always had a straightforward approach. Equipped with fresh eyes and curious minds we realised that there was immense potential for improvement in the solar shade sector. It’s what prompted our invention of revolutionary, patented bloc-out blind technology. It was the impetus for our Safe-by-Design adjustment wand that empowers elderly people with the ability to easily control light levels, while protecting the young and vulnerable by eradicating the risk posed by dangling cord adjusters. We launched a PPE strategy, transitioning to manufacture face shields within days of the first signs of Covid-19, since evolving to become expert designers and volume manufacturers of healthcare solutions. And this is just one more way we’ve turned our engineering and design experience into a meaningful, positive outcome

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    Maximise your potential But we realise that innovation, design and creation need nurturing. That's why at Bloc we're putting people at the centre. To enable innovation, we need to enable our people, allowing them to work with both collaboration and autonomy, and giving them opportunity, encouragement and support to maximise their potential. We actively assist employees in developing themselves, both through training and providing opportunities. Currently we have employees from the North and North West Regional Colleges and R&D and Mechatronics interns from QUB and UUJ. We are a global company, providing employees with the opportunity to travel to USA, Europe and China, and training that enhances their practical skills and knowledge.

    Our benefits

    We also take pride in being able to step aside from the traditional rigidity of working terms, by offering flexible working hours, bonus schemes, and an organisational chart not built on hierarchy, with a commitment to continually develop and improve our side of the employment relationship, ultimately with the aim of attracting and retaining excellent innovation enablers.

    Vacation/Paid Time Off

    Performance Bonuses

    Paid Sick Days

    Retirement Plan and/or Pension

    Flexible Schedule

    Office Perks

    Employee Development Programs

    Employee Discounts

    Opportunity to Travel

    Remote working

    Free Parking

    Referral bonus

    Open office

    Company retreats

    Competitive Salary

    Junior Software Developer

    Bloc Group is a global manufacturing and design company based in Magherafelt with divisions in Belfast and The Netherlands. Employing over 250 staff and established in 2009. The group consist of: Bloc Blinds -one of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of innovative blinds systems, supplying blinds to customers all over the world both in the commercial and residential markets. Bloc Healthcare Solutions -an expert designer and volume manufacturer & the first indigenous PPE and medical device manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland. Bloc Labs -designs, tests, and develops the next generation of consumer technology products and experiences for global markets.