Business Development / Project Manager

A key role within our company to expand the business within the operating area and to ensure the company achieves the excellent standards and service levels which it strives to achieve. You will need to be a pro-active, hands-on, self-starter who is keen to progress within the company.

You will be responsible for managing multiple projects including delivering internal and external strategies, project documentation, monthly reporting, process management, quotes and internal documentation, management of special events and meetings, management of the team to undertake ISO27001 (ISMS) and general marketing activities.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a must for this role as you will be liaising with customers, Project Managers and other stakeholders to provide regular updates and reviews, as well as managing customer’s expectations.

We are looking for someone who displays a high level of technical and networking knowledge is confident, and able to demonstrate initiative and has the ability to work flexibly within the team to ensure that we are delivering projects to time, budget and customer satisfaction

Your Skills and Experience

  • Technical knowledge of the Industry
  • Proven experience of team leading
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Outgoing and decisive personality
  • Ability to ‘turn your hand to anything’ and achieve deadlines
  • Experience with Office software, creative software and social media

If you are interested in working in this role at J C Designs please send your CV with an introduction to yourself by email to vacancies@jcdesigns.com – no agencies thank you

Network Support Engineer

We are looking to employ an outgoing confident Network Support engineer to provide 1st / 2nd level assistance both telephone and onsite to an established customer base.

You will have: 

Sound knowledge of Microsoft applications essential as well as configuration of server and workstation technologies. Clients have both on premises solutions and Cloud/Azure/Office 365 solutions undoubtedly future solutions will be hybrid or entirely Cloud Azure based.

For an interested person an opportunity exists to develop SQL support on a number of database servers, this might involve running procedures supplied by development, deploying databases, first line problem exploration and monitoring of performance.

The majority of support is handled remotely but regular site visits also play a part, additionally some flexibility to work outside of office hours is needed as occasional installs have to be done outside of the clients working day. This is the exception rather than the rule and is always a team effort.

You will be:

  • A team player to fit into our established department and provide our customers with the high quality of support we are known for.
  • Good customer interfacing skills and documentation production.

We are extremely supportive of self-development and will provide funding for relevant training courses and exams. We pride ourselves on being a friendly company with an opportunity to embrace the latest high-tech software and hardware technologies.

We are based in prestigious offices in Freeport Braintree with a wealth of facilities including bowling, cinema, swimming, restaurants, shopping and plenty of parking.

We have been established for over 30 years and have a proven track history and bright future – we are passionate about what we do.

If you are interested in working in this role at J C Designs please send your CV with an introduction to yourself by email to vacancies@jcdesigns.com – no agencies, thank you.

Experienced Software Developer

We are looking for a skilled developer with key skills in most if not all of the following: – C#, SQL, Web based technology (IIS, ASP.NET some Javascript) and winforms. We use DevExpress widgets in most applications (Web and Winforms).

Ideally you will have:

  • A passing knowledge of Linux, PHP, Bash Scripting and Apache would be useful but not a requirement.
  • Knowledge of automated testing through the UI would be advantage and in particular of Selenium usage, plus experience of continuous deployment and Azure DevOps
  • Experience of the Insurance industry at all levels (Direct to Client, Agent, MGA, Carrier, Re-Insurer) would be a real advantage but all candidates should be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of standard business flows (Enquiry->Quote->Order->Purchase->Invoice->Remittance).
    Some systems include accounting modules and knowledge or willingness to learn about company accounts, T accounts and client accounting will be required.
  • Good customer interfacing skills and documentation production a requirement.

There is an opportunity to work across a number of different industries but the initial projects will be very heavily insurance biased. We have over the years developed a number of insurance solutions and are particularly proud that one of them has been selected as the primary means of expansion for a major player in the market.

All developers at JC Designs interface directly with the client and are expected to manage the technical (not business) relationship. We pride ourselves on understanding the client’s operational requirements and then turning that into a technical solution, we always work in an informal Agile manner and translate the client’s needs into exciting technical solutions.

We form long term relationships with clients (sometime decades long) and the solution continues to be developed and grow with the clients developing needs.

We work as a team and many projects have decades worth of development behind them.

We are very open to innovation and new developments but cannot undo the past. Part of our success is we have picked technologies and solutions with true longevity and successfully avoided many development/programming fads. Nevertheless; time is available to explore new technologies and then review them with the team to see if they would be of use in our developments.

Several of our products are used by major players within their industry sector and although a small software house we punch above our weight with a most impressive client list.

JC Designs is very supportive of self-development and will provide funding for relevant training courses and exams or simply books.

We are based in prestigious offices in Freeport Braintree with a wealth of facilities including bowling, cinema, swimming, restaurants, shopping and plenty of parking.

We have been established for over 30 years a Company with a proven track history and bright future – we are passionate about what we do.

If you are interested in working in this role at J C Designs please send your CV with an introduction to yourself by email to vacancies@jcdesigns.com – no agencies, thank you.