Forres, Moray (GB)
Discussed at interview.
18 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


James Jones & Sons Ltd. - Timber Systems Division is the UK’s largest manufacturer of engineered structural timber I-Joists, branded as JJI-Joists. JJI-Joists are the most widely specified product of their type in the UK for use in residential and commercial construction as loadbearing and non-loadbearing members for floors, walls and roofs. Fast, reliable and efficient design/engineering tools are key to the success of the JJI-Joist system and we are committed to ongoing maintenance and development of a number of new and existing in-house, layout and engineering tools to meet this objective.

Introduction:  We are looking for a Software Developer with strong demonstrable knowledge of developing desktop applications in an object-oriented environment. The role involves working in a small, specialist development team producing the next generation of timber engineering and frame design software for one of the UK's leading engineered timber product manufacturers. The position is based at the company's office in Forres, We are looking for candidates that can fill full time, part time or freelance roles.

Key responsibilities:  A successful candidate will need to develop clean, accurate, maintainable and reliable code that meets agreed performance and behaviour specifications in demanding timescales. They will also be involved in testing, and preparing documentation and specification documents as well as designing underlying algorithms and user friendly GUI layouts and tools.

Key skills:  All applicants should be able to demonstrate a detailed understanding of the following:

Strong user interface design and good practice

Modern development tools and practices, including collaborative development

Database manipulation and querying

Native desktop application development

Additional desirable, but not essential, skills and knowledge:

Familiarity with programming in C++ within the Qt framework and 3D graphics using OpenGL, including basic matrix and vector maths for creating and manipulating objects in a 3D virtual environment

An attractive remuneration package is available to the right individual.

CVs should be sent to: 

Ross Brown, Engineering Manager, James Jones & Sons Ltd, Greshop Industrial Estate, Forres, Moray IV36 2GW

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