Systems Developer

Covent Garden
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Claranet is a dynamic company in the corporate IT sector that is growing both organically and through acquisition. Claranet’s strategy is to build long-term, trusted relationships with its customers by delivering market-leading, integrated managed services.

This role primarily involves the design, development and software support of Claranet’s internally written order management system. You will be joining an existing team who are dedicated to this project and who develop, maintain and support the application and its installations and varying configurations across the Claranet Group. The role involves producing both backend and frontend software. The historical monolithic system is being redesigned and broken up into modular parts, all of which require new interfaces, so knowledge of UI/UX best-practices is very desirable.

The successful applicant would be a developer who demonstrates pride and passion for their work and who is willing to learn and use relevant technologies to provide the best possible solutions to our internal customers.


  • Develop software to meeting requirements laid out in functional specifications
  • Test the developed software, paying attention to the variety of country specific configurations
  • Contribute to the design and technical direction of the system
  • Be aware of and employ suitable development approaches/testing to ensure software is as secure as possible; also highlighting any design/security flaws encountered during any maintenance.
  • Optimising code for performance and scalability.


  • T-SQL (Advanced) Experience of PostgreSQL a bonus.
  • Substantial experience developing software in a Unix/Linux environment
  • Substantial experience of PHP (5.x or 7) and/or Perl (5.x)
  • If from a PHP background, must have knowledge of frameworks such as Zend, Laravel, Lumen
  • Substantial experience of developing frontends with HTML, JavaScript (including jQuery)
  • Solid understanding of object orientated design patterns
  • Experience using a variety of web service technologies, primarily REST, SOAP and XMLRPC.
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Excellent analytical and numeracy skills – data-mining experience a bonus
  • Ability to use independent judgement, when necessary and be assertive within parameters of the role
  • Self-motivation and commitment to deadlines
  • Ability to prioritise workload and juggle multiple tasks
  • Must be someone who is intellectually curious and gets gratification from building useful solutions
  • Must be technically savvy and able to design and build solutions that meet business goals and objectives
  • Must be a self-starter and keen to explore new solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Team Player
  • Flexibility to work with a variety of personalities and styles
  • Adaptable to work in a varied, high-paced exciting, fun environment
  • Desirable:

  • Experience with ColdFusion

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