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Immediate start freelance position: PHP and front-end developer with framework experience

A position has become available for a freelance PHP front-end developer to work on taking an existing project into deployment and go live.

The position will be based in Edinburgh – there will be a requirement to spend time in Edinburgh during the early stages of the project. After go live, there will be an on-going maintenance requirement and the distinct possibility of future work.

The following skills are highly desirable:

  • A background in PHP and MySQL (LAMP stack)
  • Experience with basic management of Unix based servers/operating systems (e.g. setting up cron jobs, shell access etc)
  • Ideally, experience with AngularJS, or if not, then similar front-end Javascript frameworks (e.g. Backbone, Ember)
  • Ideally, experience with Laravel, or if not, then similar modern PHP frameworks (e.g. Symfony2, CodeIgniter)
  • General knowledge of HTML/Javascript
  • Experience with version control systems (specifically Git)
  • Knowledge of CSS framework basics, Sass + Compass

In the first instance please reply to the e-mail address at the right hand side of this page (in the About Me box). Please include links to showcase work, evidence confirming your experience of the skills noted above (e.g. your CV), an indication of your daily rate and confirmation that you are eligible to work in the UK. References may be required.

Job: Glasgow: Senior games programmer, C++, STL, OOP

A school friend has made me aware of this position in Glasgow. If you are interested in applying for this role, drop me an e-mail (address on the right hand side) or reply to me on Twitter (@camurphy) and I’ll put you in touch with my school friend!

Senior Games Programmer / Games Developer with high level of proficiency with C++, STL and OOP is required by a well established games company.

Games Programmer / Games Developer Key Skills

  • High level of proficiency with C++, STL and OOP
  • Solid code architecture and planning skills
  • Exceptional communication and team working skills

The Experienced Game Programmer will work to bring latest games to completion on a number of current and next-gen platforms. Candidates must be passionate about gaming and ideally have experience with handheld and/or mobile platforms and a deep interest in games in general and racing games in particular.

As a member of a highly talented team you will work with the Lead Programmer, Producer and game team to implement game features, optimise code and algorithms as well as platform specific requirements. You are expected to use your solid industry knowledge to help establish the perfect balance between quality and scope.


  • BS in Computer Science or other suitable degree preferred
  • Professional experience working in video game development


  • A minimum of 5 years of professional video games programming experience
  • Credited on at least 2 published video games in a Programmer or Senior Programmer role
  • Experience through a full development cycle and certification submission on at least one HD console game

Desired skills

  • Experience with handheld and/or mobile platforms
  • A deep interest in games in general and racing games in particular
  • Good optimisation skills in general and on HD consoles in particular

Job – Stirling – Senior Software Engineer – Android Opportunity

Linknode are hiring!

Linknode deliver software solutions and support to a range of prestigious clients on web and mobile platforms. With new projects planned on mobile devices, we have an opportunity for a software engineer to join our growing team offering solutions across platforms.

As an established, sound and successful organisation, Linknode offer the successful candidate a competitive package, a challenging and rewarding team role and the opportunity to work with a range of cutting edge technology. Engineers in the company benefit from the flat structure within the organisation, designed to create organic growth, encourage input and personal interest and to reward performance – if you do well in this company there are great opportunities to accelerate your career and salary as well as develop your skills.

This position at Linknode is positioned under the Technical Architect and Director as a senior software engineer delivering a roadmap of projects across multiple platforms. Primarily as an Android developer working in C# using Mono and MonoGame, you will be focussed on providing location based, personalised applications taking full advantage of the hardware sensors on Android devices.
Working with the architect, you will help define and deliver the technical architecture required to make location based, personalised applications work across multiple platforms.
As a more senior role, you will be expected to mentor and support the more junior members of the team.

The successful candidate will be a motivated software engineer / developer, educated to Computer Science or equivalent degree level. You will have a solid software development background and hands-on commercial experience. Having successful delivered Android projects is preferred.
You must have demonstrable skills in creating Android user interfaces and layout (ideally using C# and Mono). You will have knowledge of modern mobile communication technologies (REST, JSON, XML etc.) and experience of test driven development.
Experience of other mobile platform development is desirable, as is geospatial awareness, project design and management and practical experience of working directly with customers.

Key Skills

  • Object Orientated Programming language (C#, Java or similar)
  • Android UI development experience
  • Self-sufficient problem solver
  • Recent commercial exposure and good communication skills

Desirable / Aspirational

  • iOS / Windows Phone experience
  • 3D / XNA / MonoGame / OpenGL experience
  • Understanding of geospatial technologies
  • Test driven development and unit testing
  • Development of R&D projects (including your own!)

Starting: Full time, salary band £25,000-£35,000 pa (depending on experience) with 20 days holiday (plus statutory)
+6 Months: Performance related benefits review including pension contributions.

The position is located in central Stirling. There will be occasional requirements to travel and work onsite, including overnight when required, a full UK driving licence is essential.

Prospective candidates should reply in the first instance (by email to, remove the mobile operating system) with an up-to-date CV plus an introductory paragraph – specific to this application – outlining your reasons for applying and quoting reference “ln_ssea_201209”.

Any agencies replying on behalf of clients are, by reading this advert and responding directly with their candidates, accepting that any terms and conditions will not exceed 10% of starting salary and be payable 30 days after any successful candidate has completed one full month of employment.

Job: .NET Software Developer – Edinburgh

Sigma Seven Limited are looking for a .NET software developer to work out of their Edinburgh office, near Holyrood, beside the Scottish Parliament.

Job Description
This vacancy has arisen from increased demand from our customers and forms a key part of our continued expansion plans. As a part of our development team here at Sigma Seven you have the chance to make a real impact on the growth of the business, working on our industry-leading mobile mapping product “GeoField” – for tablets and ultra-mobile PCs.

This role involves working on a variety of projects, both implementing customer solutions and developing core product enhancements using the latest development tools, targeting leading-edge mobile technologies.

Our development team works collaboratively to deliver innovative solutions to our customers, working closely with customer project teams, and adhering to defined project plans. As part of this talented team, you will be involved in making decisions throughout the software development process from initial concept and design, through coding and operational handover, with an emphasis on using your own initiative to push the boundaries of our product and solution capabilities. The nature of our work requires excellent communication skills and an enthusiastic approach to problem solving and team work.

Desired Skills & Experience
Candidates will ideally have 3 or more years of commercial software development experience, and should be passionate and able to demonstrate expertise in the following:

  • .NET 4.0, C#
  • Experience of the full software development lifecycle, from requirements gathering and design through to solution testing and operational support
  • Working closely with clients and end-users

The following skills and experience would be an advantage:

  • A degree in software engineering, computer science or a related subject
  • Experience of GIS and spatial databases
  • WPF
  • LINQ
  • XML

Further information and the application process can be found here.

Job: Kilmarnock – VB.NET, ASP.NET, MySQL

Games Centre has a vacancy for a Junior Developer to work with one of the UK’s leading independent video games retailer with outlets in the West of Scotland to provide web and desktop based solutions. You will be working as part of a small team providing bespoke coding solutions in a dynamic fast paced environment.


Junior Developer – Kilmarnock (VB.NET, ASP.NET, MySQL, Web)

The individual most possess:

  • At least 1 year experience of VB.Net development (desktop and web)
  • At least 1 year experience of ASP.NET development
  • At least 1 year experience of MySQL .Net development
  • Strong knowledge of the .Net page lifecycle
  • Be well versed in Object Oriented programming concepts
  • Be a gifted problem solver
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision and produce results on tight deadlines whilst maintaining a high level of detail
  • Good understanding of written and verbal English

It would be advantageous, although not necessary for the individual to possess one or more of the following:

  • Good level of web scripting / coding e.g. CSS, XML, Javascript, AJAX, JQuery, HTML and VBScript
  • Exposure to the Microsoft Office 2010 suite of applications including Microsoft Access
  • Exposure to working within a distributed environment
  • Exposure to NoSQL databases such as SQLite
  • Graphics or video production experience

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, intelligent & dedicated individual to join a growing name in the Video Games industry and to have the ability to develop their skill set using the latest in technologies.

If you have the experience and the knowledge required please email a copy of you current CV to Matthew Walton (


Edinburgh – Developer Roles: ASP.NET & .Net C# 4.0

miiCard are looking for experienced developers fluent with Microsoft development stack to accelerate the progress of our application. We use the latest in development technologies and will further look to engage in development of mobile and social interfaces.

You will be part of the team who develop our front end application as well as its complex framework, middleware and supporting systems. These team roles will involve extensive collaboration with the product manager and the rest of the business, and with an opportunity to contribute to all stages in the development process.

These focused development roles provide a fantastic opportunity to get involved in a broad range of technologies including Cloud deployment, as well as mobile and social network systems.

To be considered for these roles:

  1. Candidates must have a deep understanding of application design, development, layout and presentation
  2. 3+ years experience of .Net development, .NET web services and .Net principles and architectures including the concepts, designs and usage of software components, deployments and packages
  3. Demonstrable experience developing C# applications
  4. Strong communications skills
  5. The ability to work independently but also collaborate with the team members

Role 1: ASP.Net Web developer
For continued development of the front end web application:

  1. Asp.Net 4.0 C#ASP.Net Web controls
  2. HTML, CSS (2.1 /3)
  3. Ajax and JQuery
  4. Azure Deployment (experience highly desirable)

Role 2: .Net C# 4.0 developer
Aid the backend development and continued service integration:

  1. C# 4.0
  2. Windows Services and threading models
  3. Windows Communications Framework
  4. Entity Framework
  5. Azure Services Platform i.e. Service Bus, Cache, Storage etc. (experience highly desirable)

Please send applications clearly stating which role you are applying for to

Job: Edinburgh, C# web and mobile

The ESPC are looking to recruit a software developer!


  • Web UI techniques (.NET MVC, JavaScript, CSS, HTML)
  • 2 years+ professional experience in object oriented programming: C# (or possibly Java)
  • Unit testing (nUnit)
  • MS SQL Server
  • XML
  • Content management, indexing & search
  • Ability to take ownership of key project areas such as software design, implementation, integration, documentation, quality assurance, deployment & support

Nice to Have

  • HTML5
  • Native mobile app development (iOS, Android)
  • Apache Lucene / Solr
  • Agile (scrum) development methodology
  • Continuous integration (CruiseControl.NET)
  • REST
  • nHibernate
  • Windows Workflow
  • Mocks (RhinoMocks)
  • nAnt
  • Subversion

Further information

Job: immediate start, Fife: .NET 4, VB.NET / WebForms – Go live opportunity!

Via Twitter, I have been made aware of a software development opening with a firm in Fife. They have been working on an application that is very close to completion and thus go live. They are seeking a VB.NET / WebForms developer to take this .NET 4 project through to completion. This is a great opportunity to establish a relationship with an exciting and growing company.

If you have immediate availability (and are ideally based in Fife!), please get in touch with either Phil via Twitter or myself (my e-mail address is at the top right hand side of this page) and we’ll put you in touch!

Actual (real) developers only please, no agencies.

Job: Victoria, London – FT – Senior/Experienced Middle Tier Developer C# .NET

Senior / Experienced Middle Tier Developer, Full Time, immediate start

The UK’s leading online marketing company are currently recruiting for a (primarily) web based senior .Net developer to work within our social media development team.

The roll offers an exciting opportunity to integrate into our existing development team, working on both greenfield projects and integrating social media features to our existing key products.

We work in a fast paced, exciting and friendly environment, where you will have a valued constructive input and be able to see an immediate effect from the work you do. We are continuously pushing our technical boundaries, keeping up to date with the latest technologies and using any appropriate frameworks to our advantage.

You will be working within a well structured, ‘loosely’ agile development environment, within a team of developers who have a serious passion for their work.

The successful candidate will need to have a strong skill set spanning all stages of the software development & maintenance lifecycle, with a particular flare for extracting, understanding and delivering business functionalities based on requirements from internal teams.

Key responsibilities:

  • Take a technical lead role within a team and responsibility for the technical quality of the products produced.
  • Producing effective coded solutions to business requirements.
  • Work closely with the development manager, project manager and other internal teams to understand & deliver business functionalities which drive our core products.
  • Thorough analysis for a clear understanding of business requirements, making sure that test plans are effectively applied to all new features.
  • Ensure that each project adheres to our high standards of maintainability, stability & performance.
  • Quick turn-around and intelligent phasing of features to provide benefits and results to the business as quickly as possible.

You will need to have a proven track record in working with high traffic volume Microsoft based web solutions and SOLID design principles.

Essential for this role:

  • Experience in high traffic B2B web platforms
  • ASP.Net, C# 3.0 & .Net 4.0
  • ORM
  • SQL Server 2005
  • XML
  • MVC 3.0
  • unit testing (inc. Mocking)
  • WCF


  • Social media API experience
  • FBQL
  • OAuth
  • working in a load balanced environment
  • Distributed caching
  • Online Marketing experience
  • Continuous Integration
  • Design Patterns
  • Agile

For more information please contact Paul Stack

Jobs: Edinburgh – C# & Silverlight

Team Expansion (C# & Silverlight)

Money Dashboard are looking for both a pro-active experienced C# .NET developer and a Silverlight guru to help take our B2C application to masses and beyond. Our application uses the latest in development methodologies, technologies and infrastructure and is a leading the way in Silverlight based Rich Internet Applications. You will work with the rest of the team on rapidly developing our front end application as well as its complex framework, middleware and supporting systems while utilising input from product management and design. This is a lead role involving extensive collaboration with the rest of the business and with an opportunity to contribute to all stages in the development process.

You will be involved in…

  • C# and .Net 3.5+ using the latest WPF and WCF technology to build business and data solutions. Develops stored procedures, SQL and SSIS/SSRS as needed.
  • XAML and Silverlight 3+ integration with .Net and SDS for RIA solutions. Including design and development of GUI interface, desktop and mobile applications.
  • Works closely with business and technical teams to understand, document, design and code processes.
  • Works closely with technical and business teams to understand, document and design and code integration.
  • Will lead the translation of concepts, requirements and source mapping documents into solutions.
  • Design, develop, test, optimize and deploy applications and related functions.
  • Develop online, mobile, desktop and offline applications, controls and gadgets in support of the core application.

You should have…

  • Candidate must have a deep understanding of application design, development, layout and presentation.
  • 5+ years relevant experience.
  • General experience with Javascript, CSS, xHTML and DOM.
  • Must be able to Analyze requirements, design and specification documents, and provide instructions to other team members.
  • Must demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills and be able to interface with all levels of business and IT.
  • Work well in a team-oriented environment managing multiple priorities, following a project plan and meeting project delivery dates.
  • Highly organized individual with excellent decision making, analytical, problem solving and presentation skills.
  • Excellent communication skills. Must be able to talk and understand clear English.
  • BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent professional experience

Money Dashboard is an easy to use, secure and free online personal finance service that helps people manage their money more effectively.

We will soon be launching our service to the general public and are looking for a few key individuals to join our ambitious team who believes in excellence and hard work. What we offer is involvement in a cutting edge proposition, a great working environment, challenges and just rewards.

If you think up for the challenge why don’t you email us at

Job:Glasgow – Team Lead: Scrum/Agile & .NET/Flash – Web Dev

VP of Engineering
WeeWorld is looking for an excellent VP of Engineering to extend our already high standards in engineering and product.

Our engineering lead will lead the engineering, QA and IT team to regularly deliver new features for a teen social game and virtual world that is a top 10 teen site. He or she must also be able to respond quickly to demands from advertisers and partners who support the business. The VP of Engineering will also research on the best technologies to use to create new experiences on the site. He or she must also keep up with the rapid changes in the social gaming and virtual world spaces. Social games, ecommerce or social networking experience is a big plus.

Key requirements
The VP of Engineering must have a hands-on attitude with experience in .net/Flash and Web based development

Ability to contribute as an architect.

Experience in the Scrum/agile engineering. Skill in adding and removing process as the company grows.

Ability to attract and maintain top talent.

Ability to command the team’s respect through their work and character. They will know when to push their team, and when to push back on their peers and board. They will be an experienced manager who knows how to handle rapid company growth.

As a leader in the company, they must also gain and hold the respect of their peers in product, marketing and sales.

Experience of the operational issues related to scaling and running an active virtual goods e-commerce site are also extremely useful. A good understanding of non-engineering IT issues such as System Administration, and Technical support is a plus. The VP of Engineering would ideally have very strong experience in all these or demonstrate that they can pick this knowledge up very quickly.
Experience with budgeting, partner negotiation and HR.

This is a key role for the company, reporting to the CEO with extensive visibility with the Company’s board.

Based in Glasgow, Scotland.

Renumeration package is excellent / competitive.

Please send a letter and CV to

About WeeWorld
WeeWorld is a teen social game and virtual world with mainstream appeal. Millions of U.S. teens flock to our destination sites each month. The WeeMee avatar continues to multiply, with more than 30 million registered WeeMees on WeeWorld and our partner sites such as AIM.

Self expression, friends and fun
Teens choose virtual items to wear, to gift to friends or to add to their rooms. Every choice they make tells the world a little more about who they are, what they’re passionate about and the brands and media they love. WeeWorld is a thriving community where teens hang out, socialize and play games.

A thriving community where teens hang out, socialize and play games.
We work with leading advertisers and millions of virtual goods are purchased or downloaded every week. We’re backed by two of the world’s leading investors, Benchmark Capital and Accel Partners.

Quick Facts
· Fastest growing (+54%) virtual world among teens
· High engagement with teens visiting the site at least once per week and spending more than 100 minutes each month
· Top 3 virtual world in average time spent per visit
· Top 10 teen site based on total unique US visitors

Virtual worlds are growing
· Virtual worlds estimated to grow by 21% per year
· Global virtual world users to reach 640M by 2015
· Social media spending to hit $3.1B in 2014
· Teen spending will reach $208.7B in 2011
· Virtual goods market to reach 1.8B this year