Category Archives: Staff

Get to know Duncan

 

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Each month we will focus on one of our team members to interview and write a news story on which will be posted on our website. You might speak to them all the time, so let’s get to know them a little better.

Our first team member under interrogation is our Support Analyst, Duncan Warrender, a.k.a. Dunc. When Duncan is not watching the famous Glasgow Rangers he is providing support to our Frontier Salvage and Frontier Dismantling systems via email and telephone. He is also responsible for the IT within DH Systems and for many of our customers, including Northern Salvage and SCB Vehicle Dismantlers, alongside Ksawery – our IT Network Engineer. Before joining DH Systems as our Support Analyst Duncan attended Fife College where he graduated with a BSc in Applied Networking.

Duncan has a Jack Russell named after the colour of his favourite football team – Blue, which is also Duncan’s favourite colour. Outside of work Duncan is a keen cycler and even participated in the Pedal for Scotland Classic Challenge in September 2015. He goes for long walks with his dog (more of a must than a want) and he also likes to spend time with his eight-month old daughter Myla.

A few questions for Duncan…

How long have you been with DH Systems?

I have been with DH Systems since June 2014 – too long, starting to lose my hair!

What do you enjoy most about your role? 

I enjoy resolving the customers issues, so I can get a minute to myself before Dave demands some outrageous task of me, like asking me “Why has Microsoft changed the way Internet Explorer opens a PDF? Can you call and ask?” or when a specific person at Silverlake, let’s call him SM, asks me the hardest Frontier related question he can possibly think of, or when I get 400 calls a day from Prestige! I like getting on with everybody in the office and try to create a positive atmosphere within the DH group. I recently visited Prestige AllParts in Oldham to provide support and training for the upgrade to the new system, and it was fantastic – I hope to do more in the future.

An interesting fact about Duncan: When I was 8 a dog bit straight through my finger – that will teach me for giving it the middle finger.

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Job Vacancy: Responsive Design Web Developer

Responsive Design Web Developer

Closing date for applications: Friday 19th Feb 2016

D.H. Systems Consultancy Limited is a modern, growing company which specialises in the development of software and hardware solutions for the vehicle salvage and vehicle dismantling industries.

We are a group of highly motivated and highly skilled individuals. From our offices in Edinburgh we provide complete turnkey solutions to the vehicle salvage and dismantling industries, including application software, websites and all manner of mobile solutions. Our approach is responsive to our customers’ requirements and we are continually developing our software to suit their business needs. We provide high quality service and support to our valued clients.

The company is based in a modern office building in South Gyle, Edinburgh which is easily accessible by bus, car, tram and train.

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Responsive Web Developer to join the Web team.

You will have knowledge of:

– PHP, MySQL, LAMP Stack

– HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, AJAX, JSON

– Adobe Creative Suite (Dreamweaver/PhotoShop)

– Microsoft Office (Outlook/Word/Excel/etc)

– Responsive web design (Bootstrap)

 

Knowledge of the following will be beneficial:

– Cloud technology (Amazon AWS), S3, SES

– Native Android for Phones and Tablets (Java)

– Adobe Illustrator, InDesign

– Basic Linux command line

– Servers, Virtual Servers, Basic Networking

– SVN, Source Control

A PHP/MySQL programming test will be given during the interview.

The position will involve maintaining existing websites, creating new custom websites and developing new technology for all our websites. We are currently developing Android Apps and you will be expected to maintain and develop features for these. The successful candidates will also be comfortable talking to customers both to provide high quality support and understand their needs.

Salary: depending on experience, in the range of £25,000 to £40,000 for the right candidate.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to jobs@dhsystems.co.uk

NO AGENCIES WILL BE CONSIDERED

http://www.s1jobs.com/job/it-telecommunications/web-development/edinburgh/604903668.html

Jason Moore joins the DH Systems team

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DH Systems have recently welcomed our new apprentice Jason Moore. Jason has joined as our Application Developer apprentice for the next 12 months after recently leaving school to develop a career in computer software.

Jason will be focusing on the development of our Frontier products. He will also be working on bug fixes and general testing of our products. As well as this, Jason’s role will include support for our customers and clients.

Jason is enjoying being able to work with software as he has had a strong interest in this since school. He is mainly looking forward to having the ability to create professional grade software.

Jason is an avid PC gamer and tends to spend most of his free time playing many games and spending many hours trying to fix the ones he can’t. He also has a hobby of enjoying building computers!

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Say hello to our new apprentice Imogen Anderson

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Imogen has recently joined the team as our new Web Developer through a 12 month apprenticeship programme. Imogen went to Herriot-Watt University to study Computer Science before deciding to join DH Systems to kick start a career in Web Development.

Imogen enjoys listening to music and watching films. Her favourite colour is yellow and she has a dog called Maddie!

Imogen’s role will include maintaining existing client websites and developing new websites. She will also be using client’s specifications to design and program websites that work efficiently. During Imogen’s time at DH Systems she will be gaining experience in HTML, CSS, PHP, SQL, Javascript and AJAX. Imogen will also be planning, creating and coding web pages.

Imogen is enjoying being able to apply what she is learned to her work to help her gain a better understanding of Web Development. She is most looking forward to being able to put her practice to good use by getting started on working on real websites and continuing to expand her knowledge and experience to develop into a fantastic web developer in the near future.

 

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Meet DH Systems newest team member Laura Lyall

 

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Laura has recently joined DH Systems through an apprenticeship programme. She will be taking over the ropes in all things marketing as our new Digital Marketing apprentice for the next 12 months. Laura has previously worked as a Customer Service Representative before embarking on her new career in Digital Marketing with DH Systems. Laura loves Mexican food and her favourite colour is blue.

What this means to DH Systems and our customers

This is a fantastic opportunity for Laura to develop a career in Digital Marketing as she will be taking over our accounts and maintaining them. She will be promoting DH Systems and will be engaging with our customers to keep them up to date.

Laura will now be responsible for maintaining DH Systems social media accounts. Our Twitter and  Facebook page will be updated regularly with exciting news and events happening at DH Systems.

DH Systems website will be kept up to date by Laura and our customers can look forward to our fortnightly news stories which will be added to our website to keep our customers in the loop with our continuously expanding business.

Each month a newsletter will be created by Laura and will be sent to our customers. The newsletter will provide information on interesting new features and any recent changes in the world of DH Systems.

Having Laura on board means we are able to provide a digital marketing service for our customers. Laura will be taking over accounts and will be preparing and providing reports and analytics for customer websites. The content for our customers websites will be written and maintained by Laura and our customers social media accounts will also be kept up to date with news and information on events. News, emails and marketing campaigns for our customers will be created which will include information on any new and improved features available.

You can check out our Twitter page via @dhsystems

DH Systems moves into a new home

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With our continued expansion of new staff, new stuff, old stuff, clutter, dust, crumbs and servers, we simply couldn’t fit in our old office anymore. The solution came to us one night, when an office across the corridor became available – so we simply shedded the old stuff and moved the people, desks and computers to the new office.

The shiny new office is air conditioned, clean and spacious and marginally closer to the car park – all serious consideration. The old office has been decontaminated, shake’d ‘n vac’d, tidied and organised. We now have a meeting room, lunch area and training area ready to welcome visitors and customers.

Reaching greater heights

DH Systems is ramping up to be an even greater force in the vehicle salvage and dismantling industry. We’ve taken on two new staff, with more on the way, and we’re expanding our office to include air-conditioned office space and a dedicated pizza area.

With new clients coming on board every month, the continual improvement of the Frontier system, and bigger and better parts data, we’re pushing the envelope as we walk the cutting edge of dismantling technology.

The new additions to the team

Ksawery Wymyslo joins us as our new IT Network Engineer who is currently setting up our new servers.

Dan Tullett is our new Junior Web Developer. Specialising in websites for cows and fish, we hope to get him onto working on real websites soon.

Big expansion at DH Systems

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DH Systems welcomes Lester Fennell and Antonio Lucera Rueda to the team

Lester is heading up our sales team, using his experience to help get Frontier on more computers across the world.

Antonio has joined the desktop development team to work on getting the latest updates of Frontier out to you smoother than ever before.

In their own words:

Antonio joins the Frontier desktop development team, and is originally from Cadiz, Spain. Antonio is System Manager Technician with a lot of coding and customer service experience due to he has previously worked in educational sector as developer and technical support manager. Antonio hates coffee and loves videogames.

DH Systems welcomes new team members, Sławek and Kevin

DH Systems welcomes new team members, Sławek and Kevin

Sławomir Kołodziejczyk joins the desktop development team and is currently working through reports for the new system.

Kevin McHugh also joins the desktop development team and is starting work on the webservices that send customer data to the various website.

Sławek in his own words:
Sławek c omes from Poland and he studied Mathematics. He has worked in IT branch as a Windows Administrator, IT Support, Test Engineer and Developer which is his favourite part. He likes walking in the countryside, football statistics including watching it and is currently learning Spanish.

Kevin in his own words:
Kevin is an Edinburgh native who studied Software Engineering at Napier University. He has a two year old daughter and an unhealthy addiction to comic books

Join DH Systems at CARS on June 14th to 16th, Skelmersdale

Join DH Systems at CARS – 14th to 16th June, held at Hills Motors, Skelmersdale.

We will be presenting our latest technology, thoughts and ideas at stands B6 and B19.

Amongst the products on display will be our new improved Frontier Vehicle Salvage, Frontier Vehicle Dismantling and our latest website innovations.

Come and meet the team, and learn about our new products and features.

See you there.

View more about the expo at www.cars-expo.com

 

More information to follow soon, please keep checking back.