Yes please. We would like to hear from you if you like the look of the work we do and think we would get along. Helastel almost always has openings for software development jobs as well as non technical roles. We are fiercely proud of the work we do here and it is a great place to work. You can read more about what it's like to work here on our Life at Helastel page.
We recruit practical, pragmatic people that can hold their own in a team of independent, bright colleagues. We aren’t always recruiting but we are always interested to know about like-minded people, so do register your interest even if there aren’t any specific roles below that are a fit for you.
Current opportunities with us
The main purpose of the role will be to work closely with the Finance Director, taking responsibility for financial and KPI reporting this role will be a key link between the finance team, operations and sales functions. This is an exciting new position with a wide scope to make the role your own.
This role will act as the main representative for the finance department, engaging with all departments around the business with regular communication, supporting and monitoring performance through financial reporting.
PHP Solutions Architect
This role will work with key customer and projects stakeholders to develop a deep understanding of business and/or technical problems in order to create a clear vision for a solution. As a solutions architect you will be responsible for to creating and defining solutions, based on clear reasoning, in collaboration with the wider technical team. You will be able to initiate and engage in a collaborative customer journey that is committed to delivering positive experiences and outcomes. Engaging clients in the pre-sales process with the proposed technical solutions will be a key. The successful candidate will be one that has an innovative approach that builds on the great Helastel culture and working environment
Senior PHP or .NET Engineers
To lead, manage and support Project Delivery and Technical Teams with the goal of successful project implementation in line with the customer vision. Be proactive and innovative in developing technical skills to maintain leading industry standards. Engage in a collaborative customer journey, that is committed to ensuring we deliver a positive customer experience.
PHP or .NET Engineers
Alongside our Seniour Engineers, ensure the design, delivery and implementation of all Helastel projects are in line with the customer vision and that all responsibilities are conducted in a professional manner. To engage in a collaborative customer journey, that is committed to ensuring that we deliver a positive customers experience.
We are looking for someone who is a logical thinker and able to assess best ways to approach testing requirements for every project allocated. The right candidate will have strong verbal and written skills and able to communicate clearly and effectively with developers and business stakeholders to clarify requirements, especially in terms of testability, consistency and completeness. You will be able to work constructively as part of a team, feeding into the development and growth of the test department. A self starter attitude will be key to this role, identifying the gaps in your career development and actively seeking to improve and develop your own skills. You will have a minimum of 2 years testing experience working in a commercial environment and hold the ISTQB Foundation in Software Testing.
Your responsibilities will include:
- Responsible for designing, developing and executing testing, delivering to schedule, whilst maintaining quality benchmarks throughout the project life-cycle
- Reporting defects and working with the team to resolve them
- Contribute to the development and implementation of the company Test Strategy and other test artifacts
- Participate in daily stand ups, test meets, fortnightly developer meets and any meetings that require test input
- Assist in the maintenance of test environments, test tools and test hardware
Does this sound like the kind of place you want to work?
Helastel is based on the Triangle in Bristol and makes bespoke software, websites and applications for clients in the UK and overseas. We’re a small company with big reach. We manage projects of great complexity for a company of our size. We’re commercially aware as well as super-techy - we communicate well and really understand our customers, and their customers’ customers. We’re informal and easy to talk to and we have great work-life balance.
This is what our software engineers sound like:
It’s really good working here. It’s partly because it’s a nice office in a great place with good people, partly because the work we do is cool and we’re mentored by experienced and seriously good brains, and partly the ethos of getting to know the client and why the software we’re working on makes a difference. But it’s mostly because we’re really into the work we do. You have to be able to make things happen to like working here - you have to really think and talk things out, find new ways of making things lovely, solve problems and produce work that you like doing and are proud of. No-one will spoon-feed you. That’s what keeps most of us here so long.
We write business-critical software, lots of it. Speed at coding isn’t the only important thing - fast is good but we’re also creative and collaborative. We’re often at tech events and hack days - one of our team made it to the final of the PayPal hack competition in San Francisco this year. We sport a good team for the PHP pub quiz and have hosted LAN parties in the office. We have to keep up with new stuff - you never know what’s going to turn up in the next project!