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Java Developer – 12 month fixed contract

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly self-motivated Java and Integration Developer on a 12 month fixed contract to support our IT transformation and Business growth.

Rabbie’s is a multi-award winning small group tour company with a worldwide reputation for the friendliest tours, getting people onto the back roads and showing off the hidden gems of the UK and Ireland. Rabbie’s offer a range of unique, sustainable and inspirational tours to locations such as Cornwall, The Lake District, Yorkshire, Ireland, Wales, and the Scottish Highlands and islands.

The successful candidate will contribute to a new programme of software development implementing a composite of bespoke and commercial components to create a unique system. We are looking for an experienced Java developer with excellent analytical, interpersonal skills and familiarity with Agile methodologies.

Job Description
A high degree of energy, commitment, initiative and enthusiasm is required along with a thirst for knowledge and the will to create and deliver. The successful candidate will have proven ability to organise, prioritise and meet deadlines.

A critical element of this role is strong technical skills and the ability to communicate complex implementation options to non-technical staff in a precise and articulate manner. Awareness of DevOps environments and concerns are a distinct advantage.


Key Responsibilities

Technical

To produce quality code based artefacts using the laid down documented standards. Contribute to design discussions and continuous improvement of development standards. Communicate project issues in a timely manner. Participate and contribute to agile ceremonies and maintain agile tasks. The successful candidate will be a clean coder with an appreciation of the SOLID principles of object oriented software design.

Experience, Skills & Attributes :
Minimum 5 years commercial Java development role with reference-able experience.

Essential

  • Good Java 8 knowledge and OOA/D
  • Demonstrable experience delivering complex systems on time and budget
  • Understanding of JEE toolset
  • JPA Experience and Entity Modelling concerns
  • Good working SQL knowledge
  • Previous experience with MS SQL SERVER or other RDMS
  • Build tools (Maven, Jenkins etc.)
  • Strong working knowledge of SDLC
  • Knowledge of Git
  • Experience of TDD
  • Knowledge of Linux AWS environments
  • Experience of active participation in development planning to ensure maintainability / supportability
  • EIP Patterns - Apache Camel
  • Experience of requirements decomposition techniques
  • Linux skills

Desirable

  • Deployment Automation Tools
  • Experience in cloud based systems
  • Knowledge of Open source tools and specific concerns relating to these
  • Experience with some of the following tools: ,Eclipse, web containers, Camel, JMS / AMQP and Kubernetes, Docker

What we offer:

In return for working for us, we offer a competitive salary and benefits; a unique bonus scheme, 28 days holiday, and a dynamic, innovative, supportive, and friendly working environment where the successful candidate will have a fantastic opportunity to learn and develop in a successful and growing business.

Salary: competitive + bonus (depending on experience)

Closing date for applications is 28th September 2017.

To apply, please download and complete our application form and email it to itjobs@rabbies.com

or post it to:

Rabbie's IT Recruitment,
Rabbie’s Trail Burners Ltd,
6 Waterloo Place,
Edinburgh,
EH1 3EG.


Frontend Developer – 12-month fixed term contract - Edinburgh

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly self-motivated Frontend Developer on a 12-month fixed contract to support our IT transformation and business growth.

Rabbie’s, a multi-award winning small group tour company, has a worldwide reputation for the friendliest tours, getting people onto the back roads, and showing off the hidden gems of the UK and Ireland. Rabbie’s offer a range of unique, sustainable and inspirational tours to locations such as Cornwall, The Lake District, Yorkshire, Ireland, Wales, and the Scottish highlands and islands.

The successful candidate will contribute to a new programme of software development implementing a composite of bespoke and commercial components to create a unique system. We are looking for an experienced Frontend developer with excellent interpersonal skills and a familiarity with Agile methodologies.

Job Description
A high degree of energy, commitment, initiative and enthusiasm is required along with a thirst for knowledge and the will to create and deliver. The successful candidate will have proven ability to organise, prioritise and meet deadlines.

A critical element of this role is strong technical skills and the ability to communicate complex implementation options to non-technical staff in a precise and articulate manner. An awareness of DevOps environments and concerns is a distinct advantage.

Key Responsibilities

Technical

To produce quality code based artefacts using the laid down documented standards. Contribute to design discussions and continuous improvement of development standards. Communicate project issues in a timely manner. Participate and contribute to agile ceremonies and maintain agile tasks.

Experience, Skills & Attributes :
Minimum 2 years commercial Frontend development role with reference-able experience.

Essential

  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Angularjs
  • Standards compliant responsive HTML/CS
  • Good understanding of the DOM
  • Experience of working with RESTful APIs

Desirable

  • PHP/mySQL
  • Experience working with relational databases
  • Concrete5/Symfony/Laravel
  • ASP/SQL Server
  • Java
  • AWS
  • Kubernetes
  • Docker

What we offer:

In return for working for us, we offer a competitive salary and benefits; a unique bonus scheme, 28 days holiday, and a dynamic, innovative, supportive, and friendly working environment where the successful candidate will have a fantastic opportunity to learn and develop in a successful and growing business.

Salary: competitive + bonus (depending on experience)

Closing date for applications is 28th September 2017.

To apply, please download and complete our application form and email it to itjobs@rabbies.com

or post it to:

Rabbie's IT Recruitment,
Rabbie’s Trail Burners Ltd,
6 Waterloo Place,
Edinburgh,
EH1 3EG.

Operations Manager – London

This is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated individual to develop within our rapidly-growing, award-winning small group tour company. The successful candidate will lead the day-to-day running of our growing fleet of mini-coaches and drivers at our Lambeth operating centre. The role involves leading a team of driver guides and continually developing, encouraging, and mentoring the team to allow them to achieve outstanding results every day.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading the London team of tour driver-guides.
  • Managing rotas and shift patterns to ensure the smooth operation of our guaranteed scheduled departures from London.
  • Appraise and review your team members on a regular basis.
  • Determine and facilitate the training needs of your team.
  • Identify resources required for efficient operation of London tours.
  • Managing a fleet of 16 seat mini-coaches and driver-guides. This includes keeping vehicles to roadworthy safety standards, including scheduling safety inspections and breakdown management.
  • Working with maintenance suppliers to schedule repairs and routine maintenance.
  • Working with London General Manager on the recruitment of driver-guides and training and developing them to deliver tours to the Rabbie’s standard.
  • Maintaining an excellent level of customer experience and investigating customer experience queries.
  • New product testing and deployment.
  • Health and safety management.
  • Driver compliance and legislation.
  • Overseeing and coordinating passenger check in and departures.
  • Maintaining stocks and supplies at our operating centre.
  • Emergency driving cover and other duties as requested by London General Manager.

You must be able to demonstrate a high degree of flexibility as the hours of this role will be dictated by the season and business demands. A clear understanding of how to get results in a fast moving and pressured environment where you may have tight delivery times is required. You should be able to multitask whilst looking after the interests of your team and meeting the commercial expectations of the company. You will be expected to meet the demands and maintain good working relationships with our external suppliers and maintenance providers. Maintaining high levels of customer experience and exceptional customer service will be a crucial part of your role. You will be an organised problem solver, remain calm under pressure, be an excellent communicator, and be able to come up with creative solutions to challenges that can arise on a day-to-day basis.


A category D or D1 manual licence, a digital tachograph card, and an up-to-date driver qualification card are essential requirements. UK Transport Manager certificate of professional competence is preferred. If you do not hold this, you should be willing to work towards the Transport Manager certificate of professional competence qualification. You will have a clear understanding of EU drivers hours, tachograph rules, PSV licencing, and UK speed limits. You should be able to demonstrate a highly developed understanding and passion for excellent customer service, and have the enthusiasm and determination to share that passion with your team. You should be computer literate and able to work with Microsoft Word and Excel as well as quick to learn our email, internal booking, and intranet systems.

What we offer:

In return for working for us, we offer a competitive salary and benefits; a unique bonus scheme, 28 days holiday, and a dynamic, innovative, supportive, and friendly working environment where the successful candidate will have a fantastic opportunity to learn and develop in a successful and growing business.

Salary: competitive + bonus (depending on experience)

Closing date for applications is 15th Oct 2017.

To apply, please download and complete our application form and email it to londonjobs@rabbies.com or post it to:

Rabbie's London Recruitment,
Rabbie’s Trail Burners Ltd,
6 Waterloo Place,
Edinburgh,
EH1 3EG.

Tour Driver Guides. London, Edinburgh, Glasgow & Inverness based.

Location: London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness

Are you outgoing, enthusiastic and passionate about meeting people and showing them the best the UK has to offer?

Rabbie's are recruiting for Tour Driver Guides now.

As the UK ’s leading multi-award winning small group tour operator, we're looking for new talent. We're currently inviting applications for the following positions in Edinburgh, Inverness, Glasgow and London.


Tour Driver / Guides
To lead and guide small group mini-coach tours throughout England, Scotland, and Wales, and consistently deliver a memorable and enriching experience that will last our customers a lifetime.

Candidates based in Edinburgh, Inverness, Glasgow and London are sought for tours operating from those cities.


Key Skills:

  • Display a pride and passion for the country and what it has to offer
  • Demonstrate an appetite and enthusiasm for learning
  • Continually develop a wide ranging cultural, historical and social knowledge
  • An ability to communicate your knowledge and entertain people from all over the world
  • Display a high degree of flexibility and adaptability
  • Develop and maintain the highest standards of customer service
  • Drive top of the range mini-coaches with due care and attention at all times for the comfort and safety of passengers (training provided)
  • Complete daily vehicle safety checks and legal documentation (training provided)
  • Use your own initiative and problem solving skills to provide a seamless service to passengers
  • Provide constructive feedback to continuously improve the quality of the tours
  • Ability to follow our environmental and sustainable tourism practices

Candidates can earn a competitive industry salary including holiday entitlement and company bonus.
A PCV mini-coach licence is preferred but not a requirement. Rabbie's recruit on the basis of the above skills and provide the necessary 16 seat mini-coach PCV training for successful candidates.

Please download and complete our application form and email it to jobs@rabbies.com or post it to:

Rabbie's Recruitment,
Rabbie’s Trail Burners Ltd,
6 Waterloo Place,
Edinburgh,
EH1 3EG.


Scottish Tourist Board 5 Stars Scottish Thistle Awards Winner 2015/2016 Green Tourism Award