Junior Software Developer

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Newcastle, NE1
18 - 28k
21 Dec 2018
20 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Junior Software Developer

Position: Full-time - Permanent

Department: Software Development

Reporting to: Director of Software Development

Location: Newcastle, NE1

Salary: 18 - 28k

About us

Well-established software company, Hyperspheric Solutions Ltd is the creator of GO 4 Schools, an online, high-performance, Software as a Service (SaaS) offering that is transforming the way schools across the country collect, manage, visualise, analyse and share their data. We are a growing company building upon our continued success. Our teams are professional, friendly people who pride themselves on delivering first-class software solutions to our end users in a collaborative working environment.

About GO 4 Schools

GO 4 Schools allows staff, students, parents and governing bodies to work with school data to support students’ education. As well as the main web site, there is a mobile app for use by students and parents. At present, GO 4 Schools works in tandem with schools’ Management Information Systems (MISes), but our plans include the delivery of full MIS functionality within GO 4 Schools itself, to allow schools to use it as their sole information system. We are also working on migrating GO 4 Schools to Microsoft’s Azure platform.

Overview of the role

Members of our software development team work in scrum teams in a two-week scrum cycle to deliver enhancements and entirely new features to GO 4 Schools. Each scrum team consists of a senior developer/scrum master plus a mixture of developers and junior developers, and also draws time from our team of testers.

All in the team are involved in the production, review and estimation of effort on user stories and in delivering upon them based on prioritisation agreed with the product owner.

The technologies we use at present include ASP.Net, .Net Framework/Core, C#, Azure, REST/JSON, Xamarin, T-SQL, HTML5 & Javascript, and we automate building and testing where possible.

The culture promoted in the software development team is one of collaboration, continuous improvement and innovation. As a valued employee we will foster the development of your career through training that is tailored to your own needs, whether through in-house training, good mentoring and accredited courses.

As a junior member of the team, you will receive coaching and will follow an in-house programme of learning and training to support your development and to help you fulfill the key responsibilities of the role.

You are

A recent graduate or someone looking for their first role in software development. You will have a strong desire to develop a career in software development and will ideally have a good degree in Computing, Mathematics, Science or Engineering.  You will enjoy working as part of a creative, established development team and will be passionate about providing innovative solutions using a range of technologies. You will be looking for an opportunity to work with and learn from talented, friendly professionals while making your own significant contribution using a diverse range of technologies. If this describes you, then this is a great opportunity.


  • 25 days holiday p.a. plus public holidays
  • Free on-site parking (for Cambridge office)
  • Flexible working hours, 35 hour working week
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Stakeholder pension scheme

How to apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter by clicking apply by Sunday 20th January 2019 with a subject line of Junior Software Developer and either the Cambridge or Newcastle office.

Early applications are encouraged as interviews will take place and the position offered before this date if a suitable candidate is found.

All applicants must provide documentation to show they have the right to work in the UK. No sponsorship is available.

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