Development Vacancies

Development Roles and Opportunities

We’re a diverse, enthusiastic and ambitious team, growing every year and launching our DMS in new markets across the world. We want people to grow with us as we grow as a business. To do this, Pinewood provide the latest training tools and allow all Developers time within their sprints to focus on personal development. You will have a structured career plan in place to let you know how you can progress in the business and what is expected of you from day one.

Undergraduate Placement Year

The Software Developer Scheme is a one-year programme, training to become a Full Stack Developer. You’ll be given an experienced mentor who’s also completed our placement scheme, along with the tools and resources to make a real impact on the business. Expect to work on meaningful projects as you become a fully-fledged member of our team!

You’ll be given the tools and resources to make a real impact on the business. Expect to work on meaningful projects as you become a fully-fledged member of our team!

Many of our undergraduate placement students have returned to us as permanent team members upon completion of their degrees.

We’ll introduce you to the major languages our developers work with, including C#, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, in addition to the frameworks we use, including ASP.NET, ASP.NET Web Forms, and Xamarin Forms. Our experienced team of ex-placements will help you to understand the general concepts faced by a successful developer – giving an insight into problem-solving, debugging, unit testing, Web API’s and using source control.

During your placement scheme you can expect:

  • A full 3-week business induction, and training schedule – Bring yourself up to speed on the technologies we use, learn about the wider business, and meet key people
  • A structured learning checklist to guide you through your placement year – monitor your progress and ensure you are reaching targets and goals
  • Regular technical workshops on topics including CSS workshops and advanced Javascript training
  • Opportunity to take on and own an entire project from design to release
  • Peer to peer learning and continuous support from a dedicated mentor
  • Pluralsight license
  • Competitive salary and potential bonus
  • 25 days holiday (+8 bank holidays)
  • A mixture of remote and onsite working
  • A dedicated mentor within your team
  • Regular 1-1 meetings with your leader
  • Company discounts
  • Regular social events

We don’t need our Placements to know everything. For us attitude to learning, team ethic, and communication skills are key. If you have a genuine passion for software and technology that goes beyond your course of study you could be a great fit.

We also look for:

  • 2nd-year University Student studying Computer Science or similar course
  • Problem-solving skills and an analytical mindset
  • Self-starter with a desire to become a full-stack software developer

Pinewood is a growing software business, that offers a cloud-based Dealership Management System for retailers in the automotive sector. Our DMS lets automotive retailers work more efficiently and enables them to provide better customer service- which results in a higher profit for the retailers. Our system is complemented by a range of integrated apps such as Tech+ for workshop technicians.

Our customers represent over 50 major automotive brands and operate in over 1000 retail locations. We are a global leader in our industry, and a Microsoft Gold Partner.

  1. Apply!
  2. Phone interview (non-technical)
  3. Assessment Center
  4. Final video interview

UX Front-End Placement Year

Do you want to become a web design and front-end development professional?

During your placement year at Pinewood Technologies, you will have the opportunity to reach that goal. You will be fully integrated into our talented UX team and will work on real projects that make a direct impact on our business. You can expect on-the-job training, mentoring throughout, and a great opportunity to develop your technical and commercial experience.

Based at our head office at Birmingham Business Park, you will spend 12 months working and learning alongside a dedicated mentor within your team, and you can expect to develop your skills in the following areas:

  • HTML
  • CSS/ SCSS
  • Javascript
  • Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, XD
  • Responsive Web Design
  • UX and Web Design principles
  • Wireframing and prototyping
  • Atomic design principles

Pinewood Technologies know that students are the next generation of the workforce so we invest in early careers in a big way.

Pinewood Technologies know that students are the next generation of the workforce, so we invest in early careers in a big way.

We offer lots of support and provide a structured learning schedule to ensure our placement students gain the skills they need to succeed. Don’t be afraid if you don’t know everything, if you are passionate about learning and eager to build on your current skill set, we are willing to invest the time in you.

During the placement scheme, you can expect:

  • A full 3-week business induction and coding boot camp- Learn about Pinewoods wider business, meet key people, and bring yourself up to speed technically
  • 12 months working within a talented team of web design and front-end development experts
  • Regular technical workshops and access to Pluralsight to ensure continuous learning throughout your time here
  • Peer to peer learning and continuous support from your mentor throughout your placement year
  • Work on meaningful projects that make a direct impact on our business, and that of our customers
  • Earn a graduate offer before entering your final year of university- allowing you to come back as a full-time employee after you graduate
  • 25 days holiday (+ 8 bank holidays)
  • Onsite Gym
  • Regular Social Events

We don’t need our Placements to know everything. For us attitude to learning, team ethic, and communication skills are key. If you have a genuine passion for software and technology that goes beyond your course of study you could be a great fit.

We also look for:

  • 2nd year University Student studying Computer Science, Software Development, Digital Media or something similar
  • Problem-solving skills and an analytical mindset
  • Self-starter with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Ambition to work in UX design and front-end development
  • Passion to learn – we offer lots of support and on-site training to build upon your existing knowledge, don’t be afraid if you don’t know everything. We are willing to invest the time to teach you if you have the desire to learn

Pinewood is a growing software business, that offers a cloud-based Dealership Management System for retailers in the automotive sector. Our DMS lets automotive retailers work more efficiently and enables them to provide better customer service- which results in a higher profit for the retailers. Our system is complemented by a range of integrated apps such as Tech+ for workshop technicians.

Our customers represent over 50 major automotive brands and operate in over 1000 retail locations. We are a global leader in our industry, and a Microsoft Gold Partner.

  1. Apply!
  2. Phone interview (non-technical)
  3. Task (done in your own time)
  4. Assessment Center
  5. Final video interview

Graduate Developers

Pinewood Technologies is currently looking for a number of enthusiastic graduates, to join the team and work through our Graduate Software Development Program, to become Full Stack Software Developers. 

As a Graduate Software Developer at Pinewood, you will be fully integrated into one of our talented development teams and will work on projects that make a direct impact on our business and customers. You can expect to recieve on-the-job training, mentoring throughout, and an opportunity to vastly develop your technical and commercial knowledge.

Working under the guidance of our experienced development teams, you can expect to build your knowledge in the following areas:

Net/ ASP.Net core, C#, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, SQL, Visual Studio, Web API, Unit testing and GIT.

There are also opportunities to develop your skills in MVC and Xamarin Forms.

Here at Pinewood, we understand that students are the next generation of the workforce, so we invest in early careers in a big way.

We offer lots of support and provide a structured learning schedule to ensure our graduates gain the skills they need to succeed. Don’t be afraid if you don’t know everything – if you are passionate about learning and eager to build on your current skillset, we’re willing to invest the time in you.

During your graduate scheme you can expect:

  • A full 3-week business induction, and training schedule, bringing you up to speed on the technologies we use. You’ll learn about the wider business and meet key people
  • A structured learning checklist to guide you through your graduate scheme – We’ll use this to guide your progress and ensure you are reaching your targets and goals
  • Peer to peer learning and continuous support from a dedicated mentor
  • Pluralsight license
  • Competitive salary and a £2K signing on bonus
  • 25 days holiday (+8 bank holidays)
  • A mixture of remote and onsite working
  • A dedicated mentor within your team
  • Regular 1-1 meetings with your leader
  • Company discounts
  • Regular social events

We don’t need our Graduates to know everything. For us attitude to learning, team ethic, and communication skills are key. If you have a genuine passion for software and technology that goes beyond your course of study, you could be a great fit.

We also look for:

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Development or something similar
  • An analytical mindset with solid problem-solving skills
  • A positive can-do attitude, and the motivation to work hard and build upon your current skillset
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team. This role includes remote working, so having the ability to keep yourself motivated is a must
  • Any previous commercial experience, either through a placement year or previous role is a plus, but not a necessity

Pinewood is a growing software business, that offers a cloud-based Dealership Management System for retailers in the automotive sector. Our DMS lets automotive retailers work more efficiently and enables them to provide better customer service – which results in a higher profit for the retailers. Our system is complemented by a range of integrated apps such as Tech+ for workshop technicians.

Our customers represent over 50 major automotive brands and operate in over 1000 retail locations. We are a global leader in our industry, and a Microsoft Gold Partner.

  1. Apply!
  2. Phone interview (non-technical)
  3. Assessment Center
  4. Final video interview

Software Developers

We’re searching for passionate, hands-on software developers to join our team, helping to create innovative software solutions for our global customers.

Our award-winning, cloud-based software system, Pinewood DMS, helps automotive retailers to work more efficiently and provide better customer service. Our customers represent over 50 major automotive brands and more than 30,000 people use our system every day.

Working collaboratively within one of our talented development teams, you will be responsible for working the full development life cycle, from design through to release.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing our enterprise-level software system primarily using C#, ASP.NET, .NET Core, and SQL, as well as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript/ jQuery
  • Taking responsibility for tasks assigned to you, leading these projects from a technical and delivery perspective
  • Working on new features, bug fixes, and system improvements
  • Delivering high-quality code across multiple work streams and setting deadlines
  • Participating in regular grooming sessions and showcasing your work during sprint reviews
  • Acting as a mentor to junior team members, sharing knowledge and supporting their development

You can expect to receive full on-the-job training, working within a flexible environment. You will have the opportunity to develop yourself professionally through regular 1-to-1 meetings, plus benefit from our career progression opportunities.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive annual salary
  • 5% stakeholder bonus scheme
  • Flexible hybrid working model – 10% office-based, 90% working at home
  • 25 days holiday
  • Ongoing training and professional development
  • Access to Pluralsight
  • Free access to our onsite gym
  • Regular social events
  • Employee recognition and awards

The ideal person for this role will have 2+ years’ experience working within a Microsoft Development environment. You will need solid communication skills with an ability to work both independently and part of a team.

You will also need to demonstrate your expereince in the following technical areas:

  • C#
  • Net
  • Database Development – you will be comfortable with writing queries, performance optimisation, table design, stored procedures and T-SQL

The below areas are highly desirable but not essential:

  • .NET Core
  • Git
  • HTML
  • JavaScript / jQuery
  • SQL Server
  • Azure DevOps / TFS / Any source control provider
  • TDD
  • Experience of Scrum Frameworks

Pinewood Technologies was established in 1981 with its head office based in Birmingham, UK.

We offer a cloud-based Dealership Management System for retailers in the automotive sector globally. Our DMS lets automotive retailers work more efficiently and enables them to provide better customer service – which results in a higher profit for the retailers. Our system is complemented by a range of integrated mobile apps which help further digitalise processes within the motor dealership. Our customers represent over 50 major automotive brands, with over 30,000 people using our DMS every day in the UK, Nordics, South Africa, Asia Pacific, and various countries across Europe.

Find out more about us here: https://www.pinewood.co.uk

  1. Apply!
  2. Phone chat so we can understand each other better (non-technical)
  3. Technical task
  4. Final video interview

“My placement year was an excellent experience and one of the best decisions I made whilst at university! I worked with an inspiring group of people, from which I learned a great deal from, gaining the confidence to deliver projects.

I worked on a host of projects that are now directly used by the major global automotive manufacturers. I also had the opportunity to develop other skills, taking part in regular workshops which were hosted for the placement students. This included spending 3 weeks as part of the UX team. My experiences were instrumental in my growth as a full stack developer as I was given the opportunity to greatly improve my front end knowledge.

Zakeria | Placement Student, 2018 | Graduate Software Developer

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