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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.

Graduate Software Developer London

 Job Reference CAR/GSD/2018/01
 Salary Recent graduates: £28,000 plus opportunity for performance bonuses. With work experience: 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.) 

Please note that we cannot offer visa sponsorship for this graduate level post. You must have the right to live and work in the UK before applying for this role. 

 

About Us

Carallon is a product research and development company creating industry-leading award-winning products. Based in London, we specialist 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

The Graduate Software Engineer position is within our development team, which works concurrently on a variety of exciting, cutting-edge projects. We offer a very friendly, flexible and supportive working environment, with an internal professional development programme and regular training.

Along with project and line managers, the Graduate Software Engineer will be assigned a senior technical mentor for one-on-one help and support. Our development team is close-knit and highly motivated with a keen interest in the products it creates. A successful candidate should be similarly minded to work in the driven, focused environment required to bring original and ground-breaking products to market.

Programming is mainly in C++ on multiple platforms, and training will be provided where necessary. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Working on new product features
  • Maintaining and bug fixing existing code
  • Developing coding and architecture skills

Essential Qualifications

  • Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or Mathematics degree undergraduate degree, 2:1 or above, or relevant professional experience
  • An interest in computing and technical subjects, and an ability to learn independently with guidance
  • Analytical skills, including the ability to understand and reason about complex information from a variety of sources
  • Evidence of the ability to work as part of a team, sharing skills, experience and interests with colleagues
  • Ability to work independently under the guidance of a senior engineer, taking individual responsibility for work
  • Familiarity with Windows 

Desirable Extras 

  • Interest in, and knowledge of, video or lighting for live entertainment
  • C++ programming
  • Experience with object-oriented design
  • Evidence of independent programming, electronics or similar projects and interests
  • Excellent time management, including the ability to prioritise conflicting tasks appropriately
  • Demonstrable experience with any of the following skill areas:
    • Embedded systems development
    • Realtime control
    • Graphical user interfaces on desktops, tablets or smartphones
  • Experience with Qt framework
  • Experience of apps development for iOS/Android.
  • Familiarity with Linux
  • Familiarity with Mac/OSX
For any queries about this vacancy please email us at careers@carallon.com quoting job reference CAR/GSD/2018/01. Please do not use this address to submit applications.
Manufacturing Engineer London
 Job Reference CAR/ME/APR2018
 Salary Competitive based on 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 specialist in industrial hardware and software design for the entertainment industry; encompassing lighting control, LED video processing and motion control.

Our products are used all over the world for high profile installations and events; the London Eye, the Academy Awards, the U2 world tour, and Madame Tussauds to name a few. 

Projects our team develops 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

The successful candidate will be responsible for the manufacturing of our range of products, involving mechanical assembly, testing and quality control. This position is ideally suited to those with prior experience of electronic product or computer assembly, testing and manufacturing, although product-specific training will be provided.

Candidates should be able to manage their own workload and time. The successful candidate will have individual responsibility for their work from production to despatch, working autonomously and responding flexibly to the changing needs of the business. 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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Learn Mechanical Assembly of Carallon Products
  • Carry out Sub-Assembly preparation tasks of Carallon products from soldering components to supporting circuit boards, to building a run of mechanical sub-assemblies
  • Carry out Functional and Integration Tests on Carallon products and prepare them extended ‘Soak’ tests
  • Final Inspection, Finishing and Boxing Products to go into Finished Goods
  • Assist with Signing in Goods-In when parts received by the department
  • Maintain high attention to detail in ensuring products manufactured are of consistent high quality
  • Work closely with the Manufacturing Manager and Manufacturing Engineering team to ensure smooth supply and delivery of products to deadlines
  • Take responsibility for ensuring the working environment is well-organised, well-equipped and does not create hazards or risks to health and safety

Essential Qualifications

  • Experience working in an electronics, manufacturing technician or assembly role, working independently and without supervision
  • Electronics qualifications including practical certifications
  • Experience managing one’s own time effectively, prioritising conflicting tasks as appropriate
  • Ability to work independently, taking individual responsibility for work
  • Be confident carrying out the assembly, production and testing of electronics to a high standard
  • Demonstrate a high level of manual dexterity, working with multiple components and appropriate tools such as soldering irons
  • Demonstrate a methodical, accurate and organised approach when manufacturing
  • Be able to follow design guidelines and instructions, as well as maintain such documents for new products
  • Be confident taking responsibility for the consistent quality of products they manufacture
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of electronics and experience of its practical applications
  • Understand product test cycles and be able to balance workload and provide flexibility to meet changing priorities based on incoming orders

Desirable Extras 

  • Ability to manage the workload, quality of production and personal development of another person
  • Ability to communicate effectively technical and non-technical information, both in writing and verbally
  • Interest in, and knowledge of, video or lighting for live entertainment
  • Be able to balance multiple tasks, and demonstrate excellent time management
  • Be able to advise on manufacturing skills and techniques and, when required, manage the workload within a team
  • Remain calm when working under pressure, and maintain consistently high quality outputs
For any queries about this vacancy please email us at careers@carallon.com quoting job reference CAR/ME/OCT2018. Please do not use this address to submit applications.
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.
Manufacturing Procurement Manager London
 Job Reference CAR/MPM/SEP18
 Salary Competitive based on 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. We have our own UK-based manufacturing capability focused primarily on high-value, high-specification control products in low- to medium-volume.

Our products are used all over the world for high profile installations and events; the London Eye, the Academy Awards, U2 and Ed Sheeran world tours, and Madame Tussauds to name a few.

Products we manufacture include:

  • the Pharos Architectural Controls 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, awards shows, and television

Final assembly and QA for many of our high-value, high-specification products takes place at our own ‘boutique’ manufacturing facility in West London. For some of our higher-volume products we utilise suppliers who deliver complete products to our exacting standards. We work with an extensive network of quality UK and international suppliers built up over many years.  

Job Summary

We are looking to add an experienced Manufacturing Procurement Manager to our fast-growing team. The post holder will be responsible for all manufacturing purchasing - approx £5million annual spend - as well as developing and maintaining our manufacturing supply chain. They will need to monitor stock levels, production forecasts and material lead-times to ensure we have appropriate order coverage on all manufacturing material. They will continue to work with suppliers to track order fulfilment to ensure that all required parts are delivered when they are needed and to identify any supply risks as early as possible. They will have an ongoing responsibility to ensure costs meet expectations while ensuring supply and quality are maintained. 

This is a new role that will take over some responsibilities from our Technical Director – a founder of the business – and will work under his supervision going forward, in consultation with our Manufacturing Manager and Commercial Director. Excellent communication skills, high-level of personal organisation and attention to detail are all essential. A secondary aspect to the role will be supporting the Manufacturing Manager with the operations of the manufacturing department and deputising when appropriate. The position is suitable for a dynamic team player with prior experience of procurement for manufacturing within the electronics industry who is looking for a new challenge and an opportunity with a fast-growing UK-based manufacturer. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain and further develop our manufacturing supply chain
  • Monitor stock levels, production forecasts and material lead-times to manage procurement
  • Ensure costs, delivery timescales and quality are all tightly controlled
  • Track order fulfilment, identify any supply risks and escalate them appropriately
  • Support the Manufacturing Manager to ensure the smooth running of the manufacturing department

Essential Qualifications

  • Significant experience (>3 years) of purchasing for manufacturing within the electronics industry 
  • Experience of managing supplier relationships, including contracts and negotiation
  • Excellent communication skills in both verbal and written English
  • Ability to cope with demanding deadlines and high pressure in a calm and organised manner
  • A methodical approach, a high level of organisation and a good eye for detail
  • Experience working within an ERP system such as Oracle NetSuite
  • Familiarity with MS Office – particularly Excel
  • A good team player who also has the ability to work independently under guidance

Desirable Extras 

  • A CIPS qualification (completed or in progress)
For any queries about this vacancy please email us at careers@carallon.com quoting job reference CAR/MPM/SEP18. Please do not use this address to submit applications.
Technical Support Specialist London

 Job Reference PH/TSS/JUN18
 Salary Competitive, dependent on level of experience  
 Working Hours Full-time (37.5 hours/week) 
 Contract Type Permanent 
 Location

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

Please note: you must have the right to work in the UK in order to apply for this role. We are not able to provide sponsorship. 

 

About Us

Pharos Architectural Controls is committed to providing innovative lighting and audio-viusal control solutions for the architectural and themed entertainment industries. Our award-winning products are installed across the globe in theme parks, shopping malls, stadia, art installations and other iconic structures.

Job Summary

The Technical Support Specialist will respond quickly and effectively to support requests from our customers worldwide, including manufacturer partners, dealers and end-users. These should be reported and logged through our internal support tracking system, and the candidate will work alongside both London-based and remote Pharos technical staff to ensure that every enquiry receives timely and quality service. 

The Technical Support Specialist will have some involvement in customer training, and will be comfortable with presenting Pharos products at customer events and tradeshows. The roles will often require assistance with system diagrams and advice on the programming of show files. 

Key Responsibilities

  •  Respond promptly, effectively and consistently to support enquiries for Pharos projects via phone or email (including some out of hours support)
  •  Use the internal Zendesk support tracking system, ensuring that support requests are logged and responded to correctly
  • Assist customers with system designs, configuration, and programming for specific projects
  • Assist with regular in-house training for clients and end-users
  • Demonstrate Pharos products to potential customers, and occasionally act in a technical sales capacity to support our sales team as required
  •  Test new products prior to release and provide feedback to the development team
  • Manage RMA product returns and generate regular fault tracking reports
  • Assist with preparation, build-up and break-down at industry events and tradeshows 

Essential Qualifications

  •  Technical knowledge of lighting or video products and experience of their use in a live event or installation environment
  • An understanding of electrical safety
  • Ability to apply existing knowledge to unfamiliar problems, suggest possible solutions, and comment on the relative merits of different solutions
  • Good working knowledge of computers (Windows/Mac)
  • Strong communication skills in both written and verbal English
  • Excellent time management, including the ability to prioritise conflicting tasks appropriately 

Desirable Extras 

  • Experience of technical support within the lighting or audio-visual industry
  • Familiarity with Zendesk or similar support tracking system
  • Training qualification or practical experience of electronics or IT
  • A working knowledge of CAD or other drawing applications 
For any queries about this vacancy please email us at careers@carallon.com quoting job reference PHTSSJUN18. 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.

build a career

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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