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Software Developer, Hunter Apparel Solutions Ltd

Who we are…..

Hunter specialises in “Tech for Good” solutions for its niche market place and is the leading software technology pioneer in the Professional Clothing sector.

The Company and has been in business since 1936. Today, Hunter is a multi-award winning provider of valued added service software technology for use with its in house designed bespoke technical apparel, PPE.

With headquarters in Derry/Londonderry, the company trades globally with an international customer base that includes Virgin, Dublin Fire, Telefonica, London Fire and various overseas military clients, operating from its sites in NI and RoI. The company has prospered over decades through technological innovation and adaptation.

The company’s recruitment focus for its Mission 2020 is in IT, software and technical R&D.

What the role will involve…….

Recent technical product innovation undertaken by Hunter has seen the embedding of washable Radio Frequency Identity (RFID) technology into Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) clothing which allows a wireless reader in a room to automatically identify a clothing item.
This multifaceted project proposes to create a cloud based software solution tracing the historic usage/life cycle of the piece of PPE clothing so that it will allow (1) clients to easily audit every item currently in use including its condition and create reports on their age and maintenance history all linked to the UHF RFID embedded PPE (2) allow issues of worker health and safety to be identified and support duty of care (3) enable the effective lifecycle management and deployment of equipment from high usage to low usage areas and vice versa, and provide a risk assessment system which relates the levels of toxins detected during the laundry service to an individual piece of PPE clothing.

As well as an attractive annual salary offering of £30,000 + dependent on candidate & experience (Company will pay an above market premium for the best candidate), the successful graduate will lead this 18 Month project, in a supportive partnership with Athlone Institute of Technology and will also have the opportunity to study for a Post Grad Diploma in Business & Management as part of the employment package.

We need you to have…….

  • Minimum of (2.1) degree in Software Development/Computer Science/Business Computing

We would like you to have…..

  • Experience in developing a software system using Java
  • Experience in relational/big data database design
  • Experience in cloud based data bases
  • A knowledge of machine learning technologies
  • An awareness of risk assessment systems
  • An awareness of the Internet of Things paradigm


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