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Welcome to a company where your ideas count, where your talent is valued and where your dedication is rewarded. Welcome to Ballard Chalmers.

Open Positions

Below are the positions we currently have open.

Role: IT Project Manager

Job Type: Permanent

Location: East Grinstead (Headquarters)

Salary: TBC DOE

A software development Project Manager is required by Ballard Chalmers, a UK Microsoft Gold Partner Consultancy based in West Sussex. Ballard Chalmers specialises in software design, development and ongoing support for enterprise systems on the Microsoft platform and deployed on the Microsoft Azure Cloud, as well as on-premises and hybrid systems. Our areas of expertise are: Microsoft .NET & Azure, SQL Server and BizTalk Server. With over 25 years’ industry experience and as a Microsoft Gold Partner with 5 Gold Competencies, we have a well-earned reputation for delivering our expert services.

This role would suit an IT graduate with a minimum of 1 year’s relevant work experience.

Key responsibilities

  • Managing the end to end delivery of multiple software development projects of varying size and complexity in a dynamic and agile environment.
  • Working closely with the Development team as well as Testing, Implementation and Support resources throughout the full PDLC.
  • Maintaining and managing client relationships both in a Project Management and post-implementation, in an Account Management capacity.

Profile

  • Hands-on approach to Project Delivery
  • Ability to manage budgets
  • Risk and issue management
  • Creating and maintaining project plans
  • Experience in both Agile and Waterfall environments
  • Business requirement elicitation and documentation
  • Client management
  • Strong communication skills
  • SQL delivery experience advantageous
  • NET delivery experience advantageous
  • Team orientated with an ability to self-manage effectively
  • Attention to detail
  • Motivated
  • Passionate
  • Enthusiastic


This position is for individual application only – strictly no agencies please.

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Role: Technical Lead/Lead Developer, .NET, Azure

Job Type: Contract

Location: East Grinstead (Headquarters)

Salary: TBC DOE

Ballard Chalmers, a leading UK Microsoft Gold Partner based in West Sussex requires a Lead Developer experienced in the latest .NET and Azure technologies. Ballard Chalmers specialises in software design, development and ongoing support for enterprise systems on the Microsoft platform for deployment on the Microsoft Cloud, as well as on-premises and hybrid systems. Our areas of expertise are: Microsoft .NET & Azure, SQL Server and BizTalk Server. With over 25 years’ industry experience and as a Microsoft Gold Partner with 5 Gold Competencies, we have a well-earned reputation for delivering our expert services.

We are looking for a “hands-on” Technical Lead/Lead Developer with good Architect experience who likes to get involved in all aspects of the development cycle. You should have 15+ years of software development experience and should be able to use your knowledge and expertise to provide solutions to complex business problems. You will be someone with Microsoft Consultancy Practice experience.

Essential Skills

  • Strong communication skills and client-facing experience
  • Up-to-date and highly proficient in core Microsoft technologies C#, .NET, T-SQL, Web API
  • Solid knowledge of single page application design and frameworks such as Angular 1/2 and React JS
  • Understanding of implementing and managing automated testing
  • Good understanding of the Azure infrastructure and key services such as App Services, SQL Azure, Azure Service Bus, Azure Functions, Logic Apps, and CosmosDB
  • Understanding of Lean/Agile methodologies
  • Clear ability to technically mentor, improve & inspire others as the team grows

We are specifically looking for someone that has the ability to:

  • Lead the design and architecture of high-quality, complex systems and software
  • Prepare, review and analyse software specifications for complex products and systems
  • Provide accurate resource, schedule and cost estimating for software development and deployment projects
  • Lead the development, test and integration of complex systems involving multiple teams and third parties
  • Interact with clients and third parties and provide the bridge between technical and non-technical elements of the project delivery

Experience

Software Development: 15 years (Preferred)

Architect: 2 years (Preferred)

Azure: 3 years (Preferred)


This position is for individual application only – strictly no agencies please.

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Letter from our Managing Director

Ballard Chalmers takes pride in consistently delivering top-quality services for our clients. We value our employees’ and associates’ innovation and we have a keen interest in the personal and technical development of our staff. We understand that an organisation is only the sum of its people and technical people need new challenges!

By maintaining these core people-based values as we have grown, we have built an excellent organisation that consistently achieves great results and we are all proud of our team.

Together we have created a really good environment to work in including the office based here in Sussex, client-site contracts in London and elsewhere, as well as home-working opportunities which we always support where we can.

You are welcome to apply to join us and be a part of an expanding, successful company and great team to work in – we are always looking for exceptional people.

Andrew Chalmers
MD Ballard Chalmers

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