Opportunities at CDL

CDL is a leading provider of software solutions to the insurance sector. Established in 1977, we have a proven track record of translating the power of technology into fast, resilient, scalable, and profitable business systems.  We have expanded our operations considerably during recent years and we currently employ over 400 staff.

Our success has been born through close partnerships with our clients; we are clearly focused on their needs, and this is reflected in the products and services that we offer. CDL has delivered a number of ‘firsts’ within the insurance sector and this continues with our research and development investment programmes.

We have the following excellent opportunities:

Junior Java Developer

We have an opportunity for an ambitious developer to join our Application Server team.  Developing Java application components and ensuring they integrate effectively with other architectural layers, you will work with a variety of Java Technologies, Application Servers and databases.  Specifically we are looking for candidates with proven skills in Java coupled with knowledge of UML.  Working in an agile development framework, you will be expected to work with multi-functional teams contributing to the successful development of our products.

Web Author

Working within our growing Internet Division, this role is involved in the development, maintenance and support of our browser based developments.  In order to apply you must have some knowledge of Internet development, infrastructure and browsers, as well as excellent customer service and communication skills.  The successful candidate will be self-motivated, proactive and innovative in resolving technical problems.  To apply, you must have experience of XHTML, CSS, JavaScript and image editing.  Design skills and XML knowledge would be an advantage.

Junior Project Manager

We have an excellent opportunity for a graduate to join our existing Project Management Team.  You will assist in ensuring timely delivery of software products and services in accordance with customer requirements or specifications.  To apply, you must have excellent organisation and communication skills.  A working knowledge of Prince2 methodology and project management principles would be a distinct advantage.

Junior Technical Author

We have a vacancy for a Junior Technical Author to join our small team who write, update, proof-read and publish documentation on our software applications.  To apply, you must be able to demonstrate excellent written communication skills and articulately convey technical information which you can demonstrate by your recent background or a portfolio.  In addition you must have a strong attention to detail and good Microsoft Office (including Word) skills.  Candidates with an awareness of authoring tools (such as Adobe Robohelp) would be of particular interest.

Junior Infrastructure Engineer

Working within our established Infrastructure team you will assist in supporting and maintaining company servers, workstations and related IT equipment. The successful candidate will have demonstrable knowledge of computer hardware (PC/Servers) and operating systems, coupled with a familiarity of standard Microsoft Office applications and excellent communication skills.

Junior Web Services Engineer

We have a vacancy for a Junior Engineer within our Web Services team.  The team is responsible for the provision of high quality customer service and first line support within web services, DNS and Network related faults and any other customer enquiries within a large, diverse, customer database.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable knowledge of Web Services (Apache Tomcat), and an interest in Linux platforms.  In addition, to apply you must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Junior Software Tester

The role will involve assisting in the analysis of business requirements and functional specifications to assist with the preparation of test conditions, regression testing of new software releases and investigation of faults on current releases.  We are looking for candidates who should have some knowledge of software testing processes and methodologies, proven communication skills and demonstrable accuracy and attention to detail.

Client Administrator (Web Products)

Working within our Account Development function, this role is responsible for providing administrative and facilitative support to our busy Web Solutions team.  This is a great opportunity for someone who would like to develop their career into a client facing position.  To apply, you must have a working knowledge of web technologies and an awareness of the development lifecycle.  In addition you must have some customer service and/or admin experience.

Junior Database Administrator

We have a great opportunity for someone with a desire to succeed within a DBA role to work within our established team.  The successful candidate will assist in the support and maintenance of our suite of development, test and live databases.

To apply, you must have knowledge of relational databases such as Oracle or my*sql.  In addition, the successful candidate will have demonstrable knowledge of SQL coupled with excellent problem solving skills and attention to detail.

Software Technicians

This is a great opportunity for graduates with an interest in programming to start building their career in IT. Initially trained to provide specialist development and maintenance of insurer products, once you are competent in the role, you will then have the chance to develop your career wherever you would like it to go.  Computer literate, with a logical approach and a keen attention to detail, you are able to work effectively in a team environment and possess excellent communication and client facing skills.

In addition, we would also be interested in hearing from candidates who have proven ability of programming in Python.

Mobile Applications Developer

We have a vacancy for a Mobile Applications Developer to join our existing Internet Development team to contribute to the design, development and maintenance of CDL’s Android, iPhone and iPad applications to market.

In order to apply for this role, you must have proven software development experience with published examples of mobile applications on the Apple App Store and Android Market.  With a passion for new consumer technology and the emerging media landscape, you will have a passion for beautiful design and a creative flair.  In addition you must have strong object orientated design and programming skills particularly in Objective-C, with experience of iOS, SDK and experience with xcode being beneficial.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to careers@cdl.co.uk.  The deadline for applications is Friday 13 July 2012.

Due to the nature of our business, successful candidates will be required to undergo credit reference and criminal records bureau checks.  In addition candidates must have the right to work and live indefinitely in the UK without restriction.


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