[sclug] Synergy is hiring in Reading

Luke Hinds luke.hinds at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 20:19:55 UTC 2016

On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 8:04 PM, Gareth France <gareth.france at gmail.com>

> On 08/02/16 19:56, Luke Hinds wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 7:49 PM, <russell at mailmonkey.biz> wrote:
>> Had the below email from Nick Bolton of synergy-project if anybody is
>> interested
>> Synergy is a great software program that allows users to use one keyboard
>> & mouse with many computers and different operating systems
>> > Hi Russell,
>> >
>> > We're hiring at our UK office!
>> >
>> > To fix bugs, add new features and improve customer support, we're
>> hiring new people
>> > in Reading and Camberley (UK). We're looking for a software engineer
>> (£25-45k)
>> > with strong C++ experience, and a support engineer (£18-21k) with great
>> troubleshooting
>> > skills.
> Don't mean to question your intentions OP, its good that you forwarded
> this for others who might need a job. But I have to say, those are awful
> salaries for skilled positions based in the South East. The support role
> pays less then a bus driver makes.
> Luke, it is possible someone with a lot of experience behind them may feel
> that way but I am very skilled yet unable to break into the industry as
> everyone seems to expect me to be stepping from one IT role to another.
> Because I'm not I don't get a look in. I would kill to lay my hands on jobs
> like these!

Yep fair point Gareth. I guess my main thing is, I often hear about a
skills shortage + being a C++ developer is not a skill found over night, so
I expect companies to pay well for these roles. But it is a free market,
and as you say, I have been around for awhile now so I likely expect more.

Good luck to you, hope you great your break soon. Looking back, I did start
off a on low paid support role, so I should keep that in mind and stand
corrected there.
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