Platform Developer

Job Role Summary:

Zonal Marketing Technologies is a digital agency, and part of the Zonal group. Our DNA is that of a fast-moving start-up, but we have the clout and connections of the UK’s largest provider of technology to the hospitality industry.

We work with brands like PizzaExpress, JD Wetherspoons and All Bar One on everything from apps, order & pay, digital vouchers and loyalty to online bookings and table management. By linking these solutions to Zonal’s EPoS (till) system, we help hospitality brands to understand their customers’ behaviour and preferences, enabling them to excel in an increasingly competitive market.

Working in a hugely innovative area, the Campaigns Tech team at Zonal is building products that are revolutionising the hospitality industry. By giving our clients the ability to target their customers in a smart way through joining together big-data and knowledge of customer’s activities using our Campaign and Loyalty products.

We’re looking for dynamic individuals who share our passion for driving innovation and using technology to build better businesses. We’re going on an exciting journey, and we need more like-minded travellers to help us get there!

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the ongoing design, development and testing of existing and new products
  • Ensure the performance, quality and responsiveness of applications
  • Collaborate with the team to define, design and ship new features/products as required by the Product Owner / Business Sponsor
  • Identify and correct bottlenecks in the delivery process
  • Work to fix bugs as prioritised by the Product Owner
  • Maintain and improve code quality
  • Strive towards a continuous integration and delivery process in a pragmatic manner where appropriate
  • Support and mentor more junior members of the team and ensure that pragmatic solutions are identified and implemented.

Key Skills We Look for:

  • Commercial experience with Coldfusion (5+ years)
  • Commercial experience in PHP/.net or JAVA (2+ years)
  • Full stack development experience
  • Strong communicator and relationship builder
  • Experience in Agile teams working closely with other roles (QA/Product Owners etc.)
  • Ability to identify process improvements to the SDLC
  • Use of GIT or equivalent in team based environments
  • Developed code with Unit Tests

Desirable Experience:

  • Commercial experience in two or more of PHP (2+ years) on SaaS products and use of OO MVC Frameworks
  • Front end development experience (HTML/CSS/Javascript etc)
  • Data centric software development and designs
  • Hospitality/leisure industry experience
  • Agile/Scrum training
  • Working in a rapidly growing business
  • Experience growing teams
  • Experience of implementing CI/CD into the delivery process
  • Use of Automation in testing and development/deployment

Product Engineer in Development

Summary:

Zonal Marketing Technologies is a digital agency, and part of the Zonal group. Our DNA is that of a fast-moving start-up, but we have the clout and connections of the UK’s largest provider of technology to the hospitality industry. We work with brands like PizzaExpress, JD Wetherspoons and All Bar One on everything from apps, order & pay, digital vouchers and loyalty to online bookings and table management. By linking these solutions to Zonal’s EPoS (till) system, we help hospitality brands to understand their customers’ behaviour and preferences, enabling them to excel in an increasingly competitive market.

Our talented studio teamcreate amazing web sites, build dynamic, engaging e-mail templates, design cool ‘stuff’ and code some pretty slick toolsets for some of the biggest brand names in hospitality. It’s fast-paced and tactical one day and more considered and strategic the next. It’s not dull and it’s never boring and if you’re all about broadening your experience then this is the place for you to grow your core skills mix. In terms of technology, we embrace the best of the past with the newest of the new and throw in some quick-win frameworks that Google has to offer.

Even with all these solutions to hand, it’s still all about the difference YOU can make, with a truly proactive, can-do attitude.We encourage new ideas mixed with tried and tested solutions – then the agency team’s creativity and problem-solving skills give our clients a stage on which their brands can perform. We are a diverse bunch of people with a common set of values – great design, quality execution, cutting-edge integrated solutions, and a customer-first attitude. And, as a team we support each other with a smile on our faces and a true sense of achievement in what we do.

Developer Skillset Required Skills

Languages

ColdFusion (Campaigns Plus, Single Customer View, Voucher API)

  • Intermediate to Expert Knowledge
  • Alternatively – An exposure to and willingness to learn

Framework – Experience with ColdBox

Testing

  • Unit Tests

Experience with writing Unit Tests for most development

Automated Tests (Not Required – Desirable)

Experience with writing automated scripts

Database

SQL

Expert Knowledge

Experience with extremely complex Databases

MSSQL (Single Customer View [Future rewrites, Company Alignment])

Process

  • Operationally Responsible
  • Works to ensure their development works in the most efficient way
  • Source Control
  • Experience with GIT
  • Experience with GIT flow best practices
  • Deployment
  • Experience with deploying to multiple environments
  • An interest in Automated and Continuous deployment methods
  • Agile Methodology – an interest in Agile practises. Willing to work fast and is not bothered by late inclusions to the development lifecycle.

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to cope in a technically complex and fast-changing environment, and to respond calmly and rationally to changing aspirations in a deadline-driven situation.
  • Demonstrable ability to manage several work streams simultaneously.
  • Ability to think strategically and evaluate options in the short, medium and long term.
  • Good communication skills with a capacity to present, discuss and explain issues coherently and logically both in writing and verbally.
  • Clear decision-making ability with the facility to judge complex situations and assess when to escalate issues.
  • Ability to balance conflicting and changing demands through prioritisation and a pragmatic approach
  • Good team player, self-motivated and able to work on own initiative and as part of the wider team.

iOS Developer

Zonal Marketing Tech a digital agency, and part of the Zonal group. Our DNA is that of a fast-moving start-up, but we have the clout and connections of the UK’s largest provider of technology to the hospitality industry. We work with brands like PizzaExpress, JD Wetherspoons and All Bar One on everything from apps, order & pay, digital vouchers and loyalty to online bookings and table management.

By linking these solutions to Zonal’s EPoS (till) system, we help hospitality brands to understand their customers’ behaviour and preferences, enabling them to excel in an increasingly competitive market.

Working in a hugely innovative area, the Mobile team at ZMT are building products revolutionising the hospitality industry. By giving customers the ability to order and pay through their mobile without ever getting up from their table, brands are able to satisfy customer demand for slicker service and frictionless payment. What’s more, these customers also spend more of their hard-earned cash, so it’s no wonder this technology is seen as a game-changer.

We’re looking for dynamic iOS Developers who share our passion for driving innovation and using technology to build better businesses. We’re going on an exciting journey, and we need more like-minded travellers to help us get there!

We offer fantastic salaries + excellent employee benefits!

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Design and Build applications for the iOS platform as required
  • Ensure the performance, quality and responsiveness of applications
  • Collaborate with the team to define, design and ship new features and new apps as required by the Product Owner / Business Sponsor
  • Identify and correct bottlenecks in the delivery process
  • Work to fix bugs as prioritised by the Product Owner
  • Maintain and improve code quality
  • Strive towards a continuous integration and delivery process in a pragmatic manner where appropriate

Essential Skills

  • 3+ Years of Objective C commercial usage
  • Experience in iOS Frameworks – CoreData
  • Use of GCD and NSOperation for multi-threading
  • Working with pre-defined RESTful API’s
  • Use of deployment and provisioning tools
  • Working in an agile environments
  • Use of tools to support the SDLC e.g. JIRA, TFS, GIT etc.

Other Skills

  • Worked on eCommerce apps
  • Experience with performance and memory tuning tools
  • Experience of Swift
  • Strong UX/UI
  • Knowledge of low-level C-based libraries
  • Commercial use of Xamarin/Phonegap or similar

Developer

Summary:

Zonal Marketing Technologies is a digital agency, and part of the Zonal group. Our DNA is that of a fast-moving start-up, but we have the clout and connections of the UK’s largest provider of technology to the hospitality industry. We work with brands like PizzaExpress, JD Wetherspoons and All Bar One on everything from apps, order & pay, digital vouchers and loyalty to online bookings and table management. By linking these solutions to Zonal’s EPoS (till) system, we help hospitality brands to understand their customers’ behaviour and preferences, enabling them to excel in an increasingly competitive market.

Our talented studio teamcreate amazing web sites, build dynamic, engaging e-mail templates, design cool ‘stuff’ and code some pretty slick toolsets for some of the biggest brand names in hospitality. It’s fast-paced and tactical one day and more considered and strategic the next. It’s not dull and it’s never boring and if you’re all about broadening your experience then this is the place for you to grow your core skills mix. In terms of technology, we embrace the best of the past with the newest of the new and throw in some quick-win frameworks that Google has to offer.

Even with all these solutions to hand, it’s still all about the difference YOU can make, with a truly proactive, can-do attitude.We encourage new ideas mixed with tried and tested solutions – then the agency team’s creativity and problem-solving skills give our clients a stage on which their brands can perform. We are a diverse bunch of people with a common set of values – great design, quality execution, cutting-edge integrated solutions, and a customer-first attitude. And, as a team we support each other with a smile on our faces and a true sense of achievement in what we do.

Developer Skillset Required Skills

Languages

ColdFusion (Campaigns Plus, Single Customer View, Voucher API)

  • Intermediate to Expert Knowledge
  • Alternatively – An exposure to and willingness to learn

Framework – Experience with ColdBox

Testing

  • Unit Tests

Experience with writing Unit Tests for most development

Automated Tests (Not Required – Desirable)

Experience with writing automated scripts

Database

SQL

Expert Knowledge

Experience with extremely complex Databases

MSSQL (Single Customer View [Future rewrites, Company Alignment])

Process

  • Operationally Responsible
  • Works to ensure their development works in the most efficient way
  • Source Control
  • Experience with GIT
  • Experience with GIT flow best practices
  • Deployment
  • Experience with deploying to multiple environments
  • An interest in Automated and Continuous deployment methods
  • Agile Methodology – an interest in Agile practises. Willing to work fast and is not bothered by late inclusions to the development lifecycle.

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to cope in a technically complex and fast-changing environment, and to respond calmly and rationally to changing aspirations in a deadline-driven situation.
  • Demonstrable ability to manage several work streams simultaneously.
  • Ability to think strategically and evaluate options in the short, medium and long term.
  • Good communication skills with a capacity to present, discuss and explain issues coherently and logically both in writing and verbally.
  • Clear decision-making ability with the facility to judge complex situations and assess when to escalate issues.
  • Ability to balance conflicting and changing demands through prioritisation and a pragmatic approach
  • Good team player, self-motivated and able to work on own initiative and as part of the wider team.

Android Developer

Zonal Marketing Technologies is a digital agency, and part of the Zonal group. Our DNA is that of a fast-moving start-up, but we have the clout and connections of the UK’s largest provider of technology to the hospitality industry. We work with brands like PizzaExpress, JD Weatherspoons and All Bar One on everything from apps, order & pay, digital vouchers and loyalty to online bookings and table management. By linking these solutions to Zonal’s EPoS (till) system, we help hospitality brands to understand their customers’ behaviour and preferences, enabling them to excel in an increasingly competitive market.

Working in a hugely innovative area, the Mobile team at ZMT are building products that are revolutionising the hospitality industry. By giving customers the ability to order and pay through their mobile without ever getting up from their table, brands are able to satisfy customer demand for slicker service and frictionless payment. What’s more, these customers also spend more of their hard-earned cash, so it’s no wonder this technology is seen as a game-changer.

We’re looking for a dynamic individual who shares our passion for driving innovation and using technology to build better businesses. We’re going on an exciting journey, and we need more like-minded travellers to help us get there! We’re serious about innovation, service and delivery but we also know how to have fun along the way!

What you’ll do

The team you will a part of will be cross functional, comprising of Developers, Test Engineers and Business Analysts. You will be a fully hands on member of the team.

Day-to-day responsibilities will be:

  • Designing and building applications for the Android platform
  • Maintaining and improving code quality
  • Identifying and correcting bottlenecks in the delivery process
  • Collaborating with the team to define, design and ship new features and new apps as required
  • Ensuring the performance, quality and responsiveness of applications

Who you are

  • Ideally you will have 2+ years’ commercial experience of developing apps within a development team environment
  • Experience of integrating with RESTful APIs & Android UI design principles, patterns and best practice
  • Experience in programming in Java, Android Studio, gradle and other IDE tools
  • Experience of Android SDK, different versions of Android and how to deal with screen size differences
  • Knowledge and experience of Git and version control
  • Experience in publishing to the Play Store/ App Store
  • Experience with offline storage, threading and performance tuning
  • Successful use of software development methodologies and processes such as TDD, BDD, CI and CD

What we value

Passion, Teamwork, Innovation and Professionalism are the values we believe make us the company we are. We’re looking for someone who understands great culture and will help us shape it as it evolves.

About Zonal

If you’ve booked a table or hotel room, ordered and paid for food and drinks, received loyalty offers, or downloaded your favourite hang out’s app, you will likely have used a Zonal product.

We are a family business with Scottish roots. We operate from our modern head office in Edinburgh to our Marketing Technologies Division in Staffordshire, or our Innovation Centre in Abingdon and hotel management solutions base in Cardiff.