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current vacancies

We always want to hear from talented people with a passion for what we do, whether you're a new graduate or a programmer with years of experience.

Even if you don't see a position listed below, you're welcome to send your CV and a speculative cover letter to careers@carallon.com. If you have any questions, please e-mail sarahd@carallon.com for a graduate job description and details of how to apply.

Also shown below are vacancies at our sister companies, when they have them. These companies are; Brompton Technology – a manufacturer of LED video processing solutions, Pharos Architectural Controls - a manufacturer of lighting and audio-visual control solutions, and SixEye – a new venture developing a cloud platform to unify lighting and AV remote management.

Software QA Engineer London

 Job Reference CAR/TEST/AUG18
 Salary Competitive, dependent on level of experience  
 Working Hours Full-time (37.5 hours/week) 
 Contract Type Permanent 
 Location

Carallon offices, Ealing Broadway, London W5 (The post holder may be required to work at other locations, at the discretion of their line manager.)

 

About Us

Carallon is a product research and development company creating industry-leading award-winning products. Based in London, we specialise in industrial hardware and software design for the entertainment industry; encompassing lighting control, LED video processing and motion control.

Projects our team designs and manufactures for include:

  • The Pharos Architectural Control range of lighting control products used in theme parks and architectural installations worldwide
  • The Martin Professional P3 LED Video Wall processors
  • The industry-leading Brompton Technology control and processing solution for video walls used in concerts, award shows and television.

 We divide our time between contracting work and developing our own products in-house for distribution to a huge international client base.

Job Summary

We are looking for an experienced software test specialist to join our team. Primary focus would be on effective manual testing of our industry-leading lighting control and video processing products, however we also utilise automated testing using Squish. We offer a very friendly, flexible and supportive working environment.

Candidates should be able to manage their own time as they will be involved in testing across multiple projects, working independently but under the guidance of the project leader. Good communication skills are essential in liaising with external clients on clarifying field reports as well as working internally with developers to reproduce reported faults. This position is suitable for those with some prior experience of software testing, but training will be provided on our products and related technologies. The ideal candidate will be methodical, with an eye for detail, but will also be able to think creatively to anticipate how customers might use a product and where problems might occur.

Key Responsibilities

  • Quality assurance testing of new products and software versions prior to release
  • Investigating fault reports to reproduce issues, identify bugs and document them thoroughly in our defect-tracking system
  • Create detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases 
  • Design, develop and execute automation scripts 
  • Liaise with internal teams (e.g. developers and product managers) to identify system requirements
  • Stay up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies 
  • Collaborating with colleagues on improving our testing methodology and the efficiency and quality of our QA

Essential Qualifications

  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant engineering subject or equivalent
  • Proven work experience in software quality assurance
  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools and processes
  • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases 
  • Hands-on experience with both manual and automated testing 
  • A methodical approach and a good eye for detail
  • Strong computing skills and an aptitude for learning to use advanced software
  • Analytical skills, including the ability to understand and reason about complex information
  • Strong communication skills in both verbal and written English
  • Excellent time management, including the ability to prioritise conflicting tasks appropriately
  • Ability to work independently under guidance

Desirable Extras 

  • Technical experience working with lighting or AV control products
  • Familiarity with video standards and technologies
  • Previous experience of project management or team leadership 
  • Previous experience coding with HTML, JavaScript and/or Lua
  • Previous experience with the Squish automated GUI testing system from froglogic
For any queries about this vacancy please email us at careers@carallon.com quoting job reference CAR/TEST/OCT18b. Please do not use this address to submit applications.
Software QA Manager London

 Job Reference CAR/QAM/DEC18
 Salary Competitive, dependent on level of experience  
 Working Hours Full-time (37.5 hours/week) 
 Contract Type Permanent 
 Reporting to Director of Development
 Location

Carallon offices, Ealing Broadway, London W5 (The post holder may be required to work at other locations, at the discretion of their line manager.)

 

About Us

Carallon is a product design and development company creating industry-leading award-winning products. Based in London, we specialise in control systems for the entertainment industry; encompassing lighting control, LED video processing and motion control.

Projects our team designs and manufactures for include:

  • The Pharos Architectural Control range of lighting control products used in theme parks and architectural installations worldwide
  • The Martin Professional P3 LED Video Wall processors
  • The industry-leading Brompton Technology control and processing solution for video walls used in concerts, award shows and television.

 We divide our time between contracting work and developing our own products in-house for distribution to a huge international client base.

Job Summary

We are looking for an experienced software test specialist to manage our Quality Assurance team and lead it through a period of expansion and process improvement. The team's primary focus is on effective manual testing of our industry-leading lighting control and video processing products, which include software running on Windows PC, Mac OS X and on our own hardware under embedded Linux, together with web interfaces and mobile applications. In the last two years we have also started to utilise automated testing (using Squish from froglogic) and are seeking to develop strategies to make best use of both approaches to testing. We offer a very friendly, flexible and supportive working environment within a fast-growing UK-based tech company.

Candidates should have experience of managing a team and coordinating QA across multiple projects concurrently. This position is suitable for those with wide-ranging and substantial experience of software testing, but training will be provided on our specific products and related technologies. The ideal candidate will have experience with different QA methodologies and the capability and willingness to work with the software development team to select appropriate methodologies for each individual project. They will be a highly self-motivated individual who is looking for a challenging role with plenty of growth potential.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of software QA specialists (currently 4) and develop the team to meet the future needs of the company
  • Coordinate quality assurance testing of new products and software versions prior to release
  • Provide guidance on the most suitable QA methodology for a given situation
  • Mentor team members to develop their skills and their understanding of QA methods
  • Put in place a clear plan for the use of automated testing 
  • Liaise with internal teams (e.g. developers and product managers) to identify system requirements and test plans
  • Stay up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies 
  • Ensure the team's work is done efficiently and to a high standard

Essential Qualifications

  • 5+ years work experience in software quality assurance
  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant engineering subject or equivalent professional qualifications
  • Experience of leading a software QA team and managing staff
  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools and processes
  • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases 
  • Hands-on experience with both manual and automated testing 
  • A methodical approach and a good eye for detail
  • Strong computing skills and an aptitude for learning to use advanced software
  • Analytical skills, including the ability to understand and reason about complex information
  • Strong communication skills in both verbal and written English
  • Excellent time management, including the ability to prioritise conflicting tasks appropriately
  • Ability to work independently to ensure successful outcomes

Desirable Extras 

  • Technical experience working with lighting or AV control products
  • Familiarity with video standards and technologies
  • Previous experience coding with HTML, JavaScript and/or Lua
  • Previous experience with the Squish automated GUI testing system from froglogic
For any queries about this vacancy please email us at careers@carallon.com quoting job reference CAR/QAM/DEC18. Please do not use this address to submit applications.
Product Manager London

 Job Reference PHA/PM/NOV18
 Salary Competitive, dependent on level of experience  
 Working Hours Full-time (37.5 hours/week) 
 Reporting Marketing & Development Director
 Contract Type Permanent 
 Location Pharos offices, Ealing Broadway, London W5 (The post holder may be required to work at other locations, at the discretion of their line manager.) 
 

About Us

Pharos Architectural Controls provides advanced lighting control solutions for architecture, themed entertainment and other specialist industries. Our award-winning products are installed across the world, running day and night in international landmarks, theme parks, shopping malls, stadiums, art installations, museums and airports.

Pharos sells through a variety of channels, including sales to lighting fixture manufacturers, who package our control products with their fixtures, and one very successful OEM sales relationship. Annual sales volume is currently £5million, of which about 90% is export, and our target is to sustain 20% sales growth year-on-year.

Founded in 2004, all Pharos equipment is designed, engineered and manufactured in the United Kingdom, allowing for complete control over the quality of each and every item. Our controllers have been used to illuminate landmark projects including The Shard and London Eye in London, Versailles Gardens in Paris, the Bosphorus Bridges in Istanbul, Madison Square Gardens and the Rockefeller Centre in New York, and in iconic theme parks around the globe. Pharos continues to innovate and brings new products to the market every year to maintain its position as an industry-leader.

Pharos is part of the Carallon group of companies, an independently-owned product development house specialising in innovative control systems. Its design team is the best of its kind – a group of highly motivated individuals committed to the creation and ongoing development of industry-leading products. Within that team is a wealth of experience in the field of advanced control solutions, with principal members responsible for ground-breaking entertainment lighting control consoles, architectural lighting systems and video processing technology.

Job Summary

The Product Manager is the key link between our development team and all other parts of the company. They coordinate all aspects of the product life-cycle and liaise with our marketing team to ensure the benefits and capabilities of all our products are well understood and properly conveyed to our customers.

The Product Manager is a key participant in evaluating market opportunities and product development planning. Once an opportunity has been identified they will manage the process of analysing requirements and developing detailed specifications, then work closely with the development team throughout the development project.

For any new product release they will coordinate preparation of all necessary marketing material as part of a managed roll-out process. This includes content on the website, datasheets, brochures, help documentation and application notes. Going forward they will ensure that this material is updated as required to ensure accuracy and relevance.

The Product Manager is also responsible for ensuring the efficient flow of product information between sales, marketing, technical support and development – so that outward-facing teams have the right information at the right time, and that feedback from customers is captured and used effectively.

The Product Manager works as part of a team, and will try to ensure that skills across the team are used to best advantage. They will have a technical background and be able to communicate technical information effectively and understand the detailed requirements of our customers. Strong communication skills, a good understanding of the architectural lighting industry and lighting control products, and the ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently are all essential to success in the role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure customer feedback is captured and used effectively
  • Carry out market research and evaluate potential market opportunities as input to brand strategy and product development planning
  • Prepare business cases to inform product development planning
  • Work with the directors to develop and continually review the product roadmap
  • Take the lead on analysing requirements for new products and software, and ensure detailed specifications are developed based on the agreed requirements
  • Monitor the progress of new product development and manage the flow of information to other teams
  • Coordinate the release of new products and software in accordance with the Pharos product rollout plan
  • Act as a product evangelist, particularly for new products, and provide internal and external training
  • Ensure the necessary marketing material is prepared to support new product launches and ensure the accuracy of all product-related marketing material, including website, datasheets, etc.
  • Manage preparation of technical documentation such as help documentation and application notes
  • Track ongoing technical support activity and special projects to ensure any issues or requirements are escalated in a timely manner
  • Act as the key communications link between the development team and all other parts of the company

Essential Qualifications

  • 2-5 years’ experience of working in a product management or customer-facing technical role, ideally within the lighting industry
  • An engineering or technical background
  • Strong written and verbal technical communication skills
  • Ability to understand the differing needs of customers in a wide variety of market segments and regions
  • A valid passport and a willingness to travel when necessary
  • Excellent time management, including the ability to prioritise conflicting tasks appropriately

Desirable Extras 

  • Significant knowledge of, and an interest in, the architectural or entertainment lighting industry
  • Experience of working at a senior level within a team, and to have demonstrated leadership qualities
  • Experience of using Pharos products
  • Experience with technical writing for product documentation
  • Experience of product marketing
  • Leadership skills and a willingness to be challenged within a fast-growing business

Application Requirements

Please use our online application system, providing both an up-to-date CV and a cover letter explaining why you feel you are a good fit for the role described here.

For any queries about this vacancy please email us at careers@carallon.com quoting job reference PHA/PM/NOV18. Please do not use this address to submit applications.
Field Applications Engineer Shenzhen, China

 Job Reference BROSZ/FAE/MAY18
 Salary Competitive, dependent on level of experience  
 Working Hours Full-time (37.5 hours/week) 
 Contract Type Permanent 
 Location Brompton Technology Shenzhen Representative office, 902 Yue Mei Te Building, No.1, Gao Xin South Seventh Road, High-tech Industrial Park, Yuehai Street, Nanshan District, Shenzhen (The post holder may be required to work at other locations, at the discretion of their line manager.) 
 

About Us

Brompton Technology is a specialist manufacturer of video processing products for live events. Our Tessera system is the industry-leading processing solution for LED video walls, used for high-profile events ranging from the Academy Awards to tours by bands like U2 and Ed Sheeran.

Our company is close-knit and highly motivated with a keen interest in the products it creates. Candidates should be similarly interested in the work involved and be able to adapt to changing priorities as we bring original and ground-breaking products to market. The company's close ties to the entertainment industry bring a variety of benefits and we offer a very friendly, flexible and supportive working environment. 

Job Summary

Brompton Technology has an immediate employment opportunity for a Field Applications Engineer.

This role will involve working closely with Brompton customers, particularly in the Guangdong province in China. The post-holder will need to spend a number of weeks receiving training at our headquarters in London.

Experience of electronics engineering is essential and the applicant should be comfortable interpreting schematics and datasheets. Training on Brompton products and technologies will be provided, in Shenzhen as well as London, but a keen interest in the field would be an advantage. Good communication skills, particularly relating to technical matters, are also required as this is a client-facing role and will often involve acting as liaison between customers and the Brompton UK FAE team. Excellent written and verbal language skills are highly desirable, with specific skills required in both English and Chinese.

The Senior Field Applications Engineer will report to the General Manager for Asia, and work closely with the other members of our FAE team. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting customers with LED panel designs using Brompton Tessera controller cards
  • Onsite support at customer factories for Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs) and colour calibration
  • Acting in a technical sales capacity to provide product information to potential customers
  • Managing Brompton’s relationship with key manufacturers within the Tessera programme
  • Helping to resolve supply chain and logistics issues in China and Asia Pacific when required

Essential Qualifications

  • Degree in electronics engineering – or equivalent
  • Ability to fault-find and debug electronics
  • Ability to undertake technical discussions, verbally and in writing, in Mandarin as well as in English
  • Experience managing healthy customer relationships, including setting and managing expectations and responding to time-critical issues
  • Experience of working with engineers and communicating complex technical information
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities, and demonstrate excellent time management
  • A valid passport and a willingness to travel extensively
  • The ability to balance multiple tasks, and demonstrate excellent time management
  • The capacity to remain calm when working under pressure, and maintain consistently high quality outcomes

Desirable Extras 

  • Two years electronics design experience 
  • Experience and technical knowledge of LED video products and their use in a live event or production environment
  • A good understanding of electronics and video technology
  • Prior experience working collaboratively with manufacturers
  • An understanding of the manufacturing process
  • Experience of working remotely, exercising appropriate autonomy and good judgment about seeking guidance
For any queries about this vacancy please email us at careers@carallon.com quoting job reference BROSZ/FAE/MAY18. Please do not use this address to submit applications.

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train on the job

Because we work in research and development, we’re used to honing in on potential and nurturing it into something brilliant. We believe the best way to learn is by doing – which is why we offer on-the-job training to new grads who are as passionate about tech as we are.

flexible

Everyone is built differently. Maybe you’re a night owl who likes to code in the evenings, or maybe you’re at your brightest when tinkering with tech over your morning coffee. Whatever kind of person you are, Carallon offers flexibility in working hours; as long as you get the job done, you can adjust your hours to suit you.

everyone's an engineer

At Carallon, all the managers are also engineers and software developers. This is true all the way up to the Managing Director. The company was founded by and is still led by engineers. This fosters a supportive work environment where like-minded people can easily collaborate to solve problems.

multiple projects

Carallon develops for lots of different products simultaneously. You’ll be challenged with creating completely new solutions as well as troubleshooting or optimising existing products. This means both that you’ll never get bored, and that you get to learn what you’re best at and most interested in.

summer internships

We offer both six month placements and 8-10 week summer internships in both software and electronics, giving you the opportunity to learn and earn during your summer holidays. We treat our interns like every other member of the team. This includes flexibility in working hours and on-the-job training.

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Many of our long-standing current Carallon employees started off as new graduates. We pride ourselves on having created a supportive and challenging teaching environment where you can develop your skills in the areas that interest you, and build a rewarding, lasting career.

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