Careers

Working at Shearwell


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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.


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Current Vacancies

Software Tester Vacancy

We are seeking a software tester able to work from software requirements, prepare and run tests scenarios and analyse results. Working in an Agile, DevOps environment, you will work closely with developers and customer reps to ensure we deliver the required functionality.

You will need up-to-date knowledge of software test design and testing methodologies, a working knowledge of test techniques and familiarity with various software platforms. You will have excellent communication and critical thinking skills and a detail-oriented mindset.

A basic working knowledge of programming, a working knowledge of Azure DevOps and familiarity with Agile processes would be advantageous.

In the first instance, please send a CV and cover letter to Marcus Arnold, Senior Developer, Shearwell Data Ltd, Putham, Wheddon Cross, Minehead, Somerset. TA24 7AS. (No agencies) marcus.arnold@shearwell.co.uk

Software Developer Vacancy

We are seeking a self-motivated web application developer to take forward an existing project, who has experience of:

  • Angular 9
  • RxJS
  • Using web APIs
  • Progressive Web Apps
  • Web app GUI design

Additional skills in any of the following areas would be of interest: Agile Methodologies, ASP.NET, Mobile Phone Apps. A professional, methodical approach, attention to detail and ability to work as part of a team are all important. Starting salary will be dependent on skills and experience.

In the first instance, please send a CV and cover letter to Tim Henderson, Software Project Manager, Shearwell Data Ltd, Putham, Wheddon Cross, Minehead, Somerset. TA24 7AS. (No agencies) tim.henderson@shearwell.co.uk

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) mike.fletcher@shearwell.co.uk

Customer Service Assistants

Do you enjoy being part of a team providing excellent customer service? Shearwell Data currently has opportunities to join our growing and friendly team of Customer Service assistants.

We are currently looking to recruit Customer Service Assistants to take orders, mainly by phone, from farming customers for our livestock identification products. The role would be a full time 40 hour per week office-based job, requiring candidates to work on site at Shearwell.

Applicants would need to be organised and methodical, with a friendly and confident telephone manner and accustomed to using computers for processing orders and completing basic spreadsheets and emails.

In the first instance, please send a CV and cover letter to Louise Burge, Shearwell Data Ltd, Putham, Wheddon Cross, Minehead, Somerset. TA24 7AS. (No agencies) louise.burge@shearwell.co.uk

Production Operative

The role principally involves operating equipment to print and microchip plastic livestock identification tags to meet customer and legislative requirements. Applicants must have basic computer skills, have the ability to work quickly and methodically and have good practical skills. There may also be opportunity to work in our product assembly area.

Applicants will work as part of a small team operating on 8-hour shifts. The current working hours for this role are either 6am to 2pm or 2pm to 10pm working on Monday to Friday. However, applicants may be required to work alternative shift patterns or work standard daytime hours 8am to 5pm with a lunchbreak of 1 hour (unpaid).

In the first instance, please send a CV and cover letter to Louise Burge, Shearwell Data Ltd, Putham, Wheddon Cross, Minehead, Somerset. TA24 7AS. (No agencies) louise.burge@shearwell.co.uk