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Job Vacancies

CURRENT ROLES

Workshop Technician / Mechanic

Computer Science Engineer - Powertrain Calibration and Development

Web Developer (HTML, CSS, JS, PHP & MySQL)

TIG Welder / Fabricator


Here at Darkside Development our team is passionate about our brand and our reputation. We have ambitious plans to capitalise on our success, to achieve this we require equally talented and passionate people, as a result we are constantly aiming to improve our talent pool and we will always review and consider any CV's and job applications in order to achieve this goal. We prefer experience and enthusiasm over formal qualifications.

Please feel free to read through the below roles to see if any would suite your skill set. If you have previously applied for a role and believe your skills fit one of the other roles listed, please get in touch. If you would like to apply, please email a current CV, a covering letter, current salary, details of your notice period and quoting job reference to jobs@darksidedevelopments.co.uk 

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK, We do posses a Tier 2 Sponsorship licence should an applicant from overseas meet our criteria

Future Prospects

As the company continues to grow, staff roles, benefits and responsibilities will grow with it. We are looking for a core team who will be empowered to lead the company in the right direction to continued success. We have a firm belief in allowing employees freedom to work using their own initiative and ideas. Many of our current and future products have been as a result of ideas from our staff at all levels of the business.

Investment for the future, as well as Research and Development are taken very seriously meaning staff retention and customer satisfaction are essential so we work hard to keep all our staff happy and enthusiastic.

Benefits of working for Darkside Developments

Anyone working at Darkside Developments will be working for a fast moving business with great prospects and job satisfaction. All current staff are like minded enthusiasts keen to push the company forward as a team. We have an extensive racing calendar and assist all employees with their own projects.

At the moment we have 16 key members of staff and the roles we are looking to fill will be working alongside current experienced individuals.

Other Benefits

  • New purpose built facility with modern, air conditioned offices, vehicle workshop, fabrication workshop, Chassis Dynamometer, warehousing and dispatch all on one site.
  • Competitive salary and substantial performance related bonus scheme
  • Significant ongoing investment in R&D projects, facilities and new equipment
  • Employee Pension Scheme
  • Discounted Car Parts and Labour
  • 100mbit Leased Line internet connection - No waiting for download and uploads!

Working Hours

Full Time Role (Unless otherwise specified)
Monday to Friday - 08:00 till 17:00
Saturday - 09:00 till 15:00
28 Paid Holiday days including Bank Holidays
Special working conditions may include one late evening per week and weekends away Racing.

Recruitment Agencies (or associated services), please don't contact us about these roles via telephone or email

 

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Workshop Technician / Mechanic

Job Purpose

The Workshop Technician will maintain the daily functionality of the Darkside Developments Service Workshop. Liaising with the Workshop Service Manager to ensure daily workflows and targets are achieved. To do this you will also work closely with Fabrication and Parts and Dispatch departments to ensure fluidity towards achieving our goal of exceptional customer service.

Role Specifics

Salary £20,000 - £30,000 (Depending on Experience)

Duties and Responsibilities

Check daily task list.

Ensure task list’s are check daily and regular to maintain direction and consistency whilst minimise priority errors and maximising productivity.
Ensure all completed jobs are ticked off and cleared regularly and daily once complete.

Wide range of duties include.
All levels of interval services to VWG and BMW vehicles, first service to full timing belt service.
All levels of MOT work, includes brake disc and pads, clutches and flywheels, turbos and intercoolers, exhausts, suspensions springs and dampers, wheel bearings and drivetrain supports and bushes.
Full fitment of Darkside Development upgraded turbo kits and accessories.
Research and Development work on company owned vehicles. Track Car and Drag Car. Duties will include working with original OEM specifications software and upgraded hardware to working with full stand alone units and custom hardware. Leading the way in the diesel performance tuning industry.

Liaise with the Workshop Service Manager
For direction and priority of your daily task lists.

Support Apprentices if and when needed.

Liaise with the Fabrication Unit and Lead Fabricator.
To develop itinerary and products. Feedback on current hardware range and also to develop new lines currently been tested.

Liaise with the Powertrain Calibration and Development Engineer.
To work with the Powertrain Calibration and Development Engineer when fitting a “Darkside Customer Turbo Kit” or any form of performance enhancing hardware that will require a software upgrade to operate to their full potential. All levels of hardware upgrades need to be disclosed, feedback to the Powertrain Calibration and Development Engineer and support given if any form of insight can be shared to produce the best possible outcome for the customer.
To develop itinerary and products. Feedback on current software packages with the aim to develop new lines currently been tested.

Qualifications and Attributes

Listed below are the preferred minimum qualifications required to successfully perform the job, but not compulsory as experience may prevail. Candidates with these qualifications may be short listed to be considered for the position.

Qualifications include:

Education

GCSE Grades, C or higher in English and Maths.

Skills and Abilities

Ability to work with an Apprentice is mandatory.
Ability to learn.
Good communication skills working in a team.
Creative thinking and problem solving.
Self-esteem, motivation, and goal setting.
Personal and career development skills.
Interpersonal/negotiation skills.
Organisational effectiveness and leadership.
Good timekeeping.
General good up keep in appearance and cleanliness.

Experience

Motorsport engineering ideal
Previous Workshop experience, but not essential.
Formal qualifications are less important than skill, experience and enthusiasm.

Attributes

Listed below are the preferred minimum characteristics of industry knowledge that will be beneficial to a successful applicant.

BMW / VAG experience ideal, the role will involve diagnostics and fitment of non-standard parts 
Ability to work with an Apprentice mandatory
Basic tools required, specialist tools provided.
A confident Mechanic with a high aptitude of technical skills
Conversant with current equipment
Self-motivated
Organised
Methodical
Able to work as part of a tight knit team essential

Only successful candidates will be contacted, We are not currently looking for trainees or apprentices. Any unsuitable applications will not be responded to.

 

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Computer Science Engineer / Powertrain Calibration and Development Engineer

Job Purpose

Put simply, Tuning cars!

This role would suit a Software Engineering or Computer Science Graduate with experience in Engineering. A great opportunity to work alongside with both an experienced Powertrain Calibration Software Solutions Engineer and self-employed Software Developers. There is a genuine opportunity to grow within a company where your efforts will be not only noticed but rewarded.

The role will be based at our office facility within Darkside Developments. We perform a wide variety of tuning work from remapping of stock customer vehicles for improved performance, to making the latest OEM ECUs work with modified hardware such as larger turbochargers, injectors and fuel pumps on high power street and track/competition vehicles, including our 9 second Seat Arosa drag car. This work includes reverse engineering of factory software, file interpretation, on vehicle tuning and research, as well as road, dyno and track side testing.

This role will suit a candidate with an engineering or computer science background. Knowledge gaps can be filled, and ideally we are looking for someone who can bring something new to the team. Aside from the main role, there will be an opportunity for a variety of work depending on the skills you can offer.

You will need to be able to work effectively as part of a close knit team, be highly motivated and organised with great attention to detail and an ambitious nature.

While we expect this role to suit an engineering or computer science graduate, we will accept applications from undergraduates or graduates of any discipline - please demonstrate your suitability for the role in your application.

Role Specifics

Salary £30,000+
Permanent Employment
Company equipment supplied

Duties and Responsibilities

Testing and development of engine hardware and software on dyno, road and track
Reverse engineering OE binary and Hexadecimal
Data logging and analysis
Development of processes
Optimisation of power train hardware and software
Track side support of competition vehicles

Role Requirements

Keen interest in cars and engines
Good working knowledge of engines and calibration principles
Full, Clean UK driving licence
Excellent computer literacy
Good knowledge of control systems desirable
Good knowledge of controller file structures, binary, and coding desirable

In addition, any of the following would be helpful, but are by no means necessary:

PHP 
VBA
SQL querying (SQL Server)
Net
HTML/CSS

 

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Web Developer (HTML, CSS, JS, PHP & MySQL)

Job Purpose

This role would suit an experienced web or application developer who enjoys technical challenges and is eager to explore new technologies and are able to express technical ideas clearly. 

The role will be based at our office facility within Darkside Developments. Our main business is our successful E-Commerce website which turns over a substantial sum each year. To date, projects have been delivered using a network of contractors both in house and remotely, but the increasing volume of work necessitates the hiring of a full-time developer. 

You will need to be able to work effectively as part of a close knit team, be highly motivated and organised with great attention to detail and an ambitious nature. Beyond coding ability, an organised approach to work is crucial so functional requests are properly managed and deadlines met. 

There is a genuine opportunity to grow within a company where your efforts will be not only noticed but rewarded. This role is based at our facility near Barnsley, commutable from Sheffield and Leeds and with great transport links to the M1 and A1.

Role Specifics

Salary £24,000 - £36,000+ (Paid Monthly) - Dependant on experience
Salary can be changed to a specified Hourly Rate if required
Company Laptop

Duties and Responsibilities

Maintaining and continually improving current systems
Solving day to day business problems with innovative systems and processes
Improving efficiency across the business
Helping current team maintain and improve our Magento 2 website
Work towards being the ‘Go-To’ person for IT related needs

Required Skills

Good knowledge of HTML and CSS
Strong MySQL knowledge, working with large & complex schemas, an interest in performance
Extensive PHP knowledge
Good attention to detail and front end development skills
Experience with bespoke web based backend systems
Experience using 3rd party integrations and API's (REST, SOAP)

Nice to Have

Working knowledge of JS and JQuery
Google Scripts

Other Beneficial Skills

Server administration
Experience with Network and PC hardware and diagnostics
Keen interest in cars and engines

 

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TIG Welder / Fabricator

Position currently filled but we can find work for the right person.

Job Purpose

We are looking for the best Fabricator / TIG Welder candidates possible that will require minimal training of the skills required to carry out the specific role, if you don't have all of the necessary skills listed please do not apply. They will also work closely with the Parts Department and Service Workshop departments to ensure fluidity towards achieving our goal of exceptional customer service.

Role Specifics

Salary £20,000 - £30,000 (Depending on Experience)
Company equipment supplied

Duties and Responsibilities

Fabricating using Mainly TIG with some MIG
Fabricating with Stainless Steel, Mild Steel and Aluminium Tube
Fabricating Tubular Manifolds, Custom Exhaust Systems using Aluminium or Stainless Steel and Boost Pipes using Aluminium

Qualifications

No formal qualifications required.

Skills and Abilities

Ability to learn.
Good communication skills working in a team.
Creative thinking and problem solving.
Self-esteem, motivation, and goal setting.
Personal and career development skills.
Interpersonal/negotiation skills
Organisational effectiveness and leadership.
Good timekeeping.
General good up keep in appearance and cleanliness.

Experience

TIG Essential in Stainless and Aluminium.
Formal qualifications are less important than skill, experience and enthusiasm.
Working from Jigs mainly and drawings periodically.