Working at Shearwell


Who we are

We are Shearwell Data.  Formed in 1990 with a vision not just to provide animal identification solutions for farmers but also to empower those farmers through the data they collect.  Today our range of solutions has expanded to include the manufacture of ear tags for cattle, sheep and pigs as well as farm management software and apps for beef and sheep farmers, electronic identification systems for livestock and web-based databases for data storage, data transfer and comparison. 

Where we are

Beautiful Exmoor!  We’re a privately-owned company and we are housed in purpose-built premises on a working sheep farm.  There’s no underground here and no buses stop outside, but then there are no traffic jams either. Instead we have glorious countryside, a warm, friendly working environment and we're a fast-growing hi-tech agribusiness.

Where we're going

Today there are more than 60 of us working here at Shearwell and we are growing fast.  This is a great place to work and to grow.  Take a look at the current vacancies (below) or just get in touch with a cover letter about what drives you as well as a copy of your CV.

Bird’s eye view


Working out at Shearwell!

Spreading the word

Lunch with a view

No congestion charge

Current Vacancies

Software Developer Vacancy

We are seeking creative, self-motivated and customer focused developers with experience of Windows based application development, able to work as part of a self-reliant, multi-discipline team on design, implementation and support of new and existing products and features.

Successful applicants will be degree qualified or equivalent, with a number of years of practical software development experience who can demonstrate a record of accomplishment for designing, developing and maintaining products in a commercial environment. Significant experience of C#, JavaScript, SQL databases and current web standard technologies such as HTML5 are essential.

Additional skills in any of the following areas would be of interest: Agile Methodologies, ASP.NET and MVC, Mobile Phone Apps, practical experience of working with livestock and knowledge of UK farming legislation. A professional, methodical approach, attention to detail and ability to work as part of a team are all important. Please be aware that this is a full-time, office-based role. Own transport (due to rural location) is a necessity. Starting salary will be dependent on skills and experience.

In the first instance, please send a CV and cover letter to Dr Mike Fletcher, Technical Manager, Shearwell Data Ltd, Putham, Wheddon Cross, Minehead, Somerset. TA24 7AS. (No agencies)

Shearwell is a founder member of ALIDMA, the industry body for UK animal identification manufacturers and suppliers