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Archive for October, 2014

IT Computing Vacancies: Web Dev and System Support


Many Companies contact the School of Applied Computing to request Computing Graduates, some recent examples include Waters Creative and HiTech Labs below:

Waters Creative Ltd are looking for a Junior Developer familiar with PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS and Javascript technologies. For more information please click-here. For many more local Web Development jobs please click here: indeed WebDev jobs, Monster WebDev jobs in Wales. For information about the School’s Web Development degree please click-here.


Also Hitec Laboratories Ltd are currently looking for a 1st Level Support Analyst, to be based at Hitec’s head office in Swansea. Hitec solutions span Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC). The 1st Level Support Analyst is responsible for providing first line support for Hitec’s Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solution. The job specification is below, if you are interested please contact Janet Crame (Operations Director) via e-mail janet.crame@hiteclabs.com.

The work is conducted in a dynamic environment with support enquiries being made on a range of issues from product specific support to more general PC and network environment support. The role involves working closely with the Testing and Development teams in order to provide incident verification and progress more involved issues.  There is also the requirement to work in collaboration with the Professional Services and Engineering teams within Hitec (Laboratories) Ltd. Initial product training will be given along with any other associated training that may be necessary from time to time.  There is also a high reliance on self-training and knowledge gathering particularly for related background information.

Responsibilities include:

  • Call Logging, Incident diagnosis, Incident verification, working with testing and development teams
  • Incident prioritisation, Incident resolution, Managing incidents within customer SLAs
  • Keeping customers updated with progress
  • Schedule support with other team members
  • Maintain knowledge base.

Technical Skills/Experience/Understanding Required:

  • Familiarity with MS SQL Server support
  • Windows Client Operating Systems
  • Familiarity with Windows Server Operating Systems support
  • Databases in general; MS SQL Server in particular
  • Microsoft IIS set-up and configuration
  • Windows security and user management.

Personal Skills:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong administration and call-logging, Incident ownership
  • Able to take support calls and summarise the key issues.
  • Ability to diagnose and prioritise issues
  • Strong communication skills
  • Enjoy learning about new products both from given training and self study.
  • Have a technical education at HND level or equivalent.
  • It would be an advantage to have experience in using a bug reporting and management system.

Hours of work: 9am – 5.30pm Monday – Friday, with 1 hour for lunch.
Holiday:  22 days per year increasing to 25 days after 3 years service, plus 8 UK  Bank Holidays.
Probationary period: 3 months, followed by a formal review.
Other benefits:Company pension scheme and private medical cover available at end of probationary period. Life assurance & childcare vouchers also available.

For many more local Web Development jobs please click here: indeed IT System Support jobsMonster IT System Support. For information about the School’s Computing Information Systems & Business Computing degrees please click the preceding links.

Swansea Tech Vacancy: Junior Web Developer


As a Junior Developer at Waters Creative Ltd you will be expected to deliver a consistently high standard of work. The role includes a medium level of technical input into creative and web based projects and demands an in-depth knowledge in PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS and Javascript technologies. You will be required to deal directly with customers in a friendly, professional and efficient manner.

This is a highly important role in the company website development services where you will work closely with creative/website designers to ensure each project is delivered on time, is fit for purpose and meets our customer’s requirements. You will work closely with the Senior Developer and Project Manager, and take guidance from them on the day to day schedule of work.

Your contract will include a probationary period of 6 months with a review after the first month, we do this to make sure we have the best fit for the role – we find this works both ways. This initial review period is designed to give you opportunity to brush up on your PHP development skills, find your feet at Waters Creative and prove to us your commitment, we will provide on the job training and relevant reading resources to help you achieve this successfully.

Probationary-period Salary: £18-22k per annum (this will be reviewed after the 6 month probationary period)

Please submit your CV and covering letter to: info@waters-creative.co.uk.

NEWS: Glass and HUDs


A recent article by the BCS -The Chartered Institute for IT investigating Google Glass and Heads-Up Display (HUD) Technology states that “by 2020 there could be heads-up displays (HUDs) in over nine million cars. Brian Runciman MBCS looks at some of the impacts of HUDs and Google Glass.

Five years ago only 13 models of car produced in the USA had heads-up displays as standard or an option – that figure now stands at 38. Google Glass is seeping into business life: service technicians use them, they are being used in broadcasting, airlines are trialling them – they are even getting onto farms.

In car HUDs have increased in processing power to allow for more information to reside in a driver’s line of sight. Whilst this has until recently been in marquee cars, as costs come down they will be designed for small and mid-sized cars. By 2020, one forecast suggests, HUDs will be designed into 9.2 million cars, compared with 1.2 million in 2012.”

To read the full article please click-here.

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