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Reality (Pick/MultiValue) Tester / Developer


2 weeks ago

Job type: Full-time

Remote (UK Only)

Hiring from: UK Only

Category: QA

Company Description

NEC Software Solutions is headquartered in the UK and operates around the world.

  • We employ more than 3,000 people in six countries, building software and services to get our customers better outcomes.
  • We traded as Northgate Public Services until 1 July 2021 when we rebranded to align with our owners, NEC. Most of our subsidiary companies did too (APD Communications, i2N, EMIS Care and Charter Systems) but our service design agency still trades as Snook.
  • We’ve been part of global tech company NEC Corporation since January 2018.

Find out more about our business on the Corporate Responsibility and Performance pages.

Job Description

Reality Overview:

Reality is the original commercial implementation of the Pick/MultiValue Database and Operating Environment, from NEC Software Solutions, tracing back to the original company lineage. As well as Reality provides many products and solutions for the public sector, within the UK and internationally.

From 1st July 2021, Northgate Public Services became NEC Software Solutions and came under the global NEC Corporation brand, a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people worldwide.

Role Overview: 

Working within the Reality team to provide support to the Senior Developer in testing the Reality code set, patches and new enhancements driven to sales opportunities. Main responsibilities will be to test the new development areas, maintain accurate records of technical and release documentation.  Other duties include:

  • Cut licence keys for new customer software licences and renewals

  • Support cover whilst support team and senior developer on leave

  • Occasionally offer support and advice to the pre sales team on future Reality opportunities

  • Developing and testing data migration scripts for customer systems


  • Educated to A-Level or HNC/BTEC equivalent: In Subjects, some/all of Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, IT, other technical/science education like Electronics or Electrical Engineering.
  • Interested in learning all aspects of computing, in terms of a traditional computing machine from the ground up, as an operating system/environment/database rather than just Application level.

  • Have an analytical/logical aptitude, interested in knowing the workings of all of the machine, enjoy solving problems.

  • Be self motivated, with good time management and able to work independently and in a team in person and/or remotely.

  • Have a creative mind.

  • Knowledge of or keen interest in low level computer architecture (workspaces, processes, use of registers and module based routines), assembler level programming, developing languages, databases, resilient systems.

  • Pick/Multi value Systems level Architecture and development, Pick Assembler is preferred, or any assembler level programming would be beneficial. 

  • Technical/System programming in any UNIX (Preferred at least one of Linux, Solaris, AIX) and/or Windows Server. Languages C, C++, C#, Scripting UNIX and Perl, Java.

  • Knowledge of SQL and NoSQL Databases.



Developer Essential Skills :-

OS Knowledge :-  

  • Windows Server 2018

  • Windows Server 2019         

  • Windows 10

  • Centos 7

  • Centos 8

  • Redhat 7 ES, Redhat 8 ES

  • AIX  6  and AIX 7

  • Solaris 11.3 and Solaris 11.4

Technologies Languages :-

  • Pick Assembler

  • Databasic (Reality Basic)

  • PROC  (Reality scripting language)

  • Perl

  • Java & Javascript

  • JSON

  • HTML

  • Visual Basic

  • C/C++

  • Shell scripting – Unix / AIX / Linux/ Windows

  • Unix Connect

  • Databasic Objects

  • SQL

  • NullSoft

  • Install Anywhere and Install Shield

  • XML

  • Web server and Email server

  • Interfaces to other databases such as Universe , U2,Unidata,  Oracle, SQLServer, csv’s etc.

  • Soap

  • Active X

  • ODBC 

  • Resilience 

Additional Information

This role would need the candidate to have SC clearance or be willing to go through the vetting process for SC and NPPV security clearance. 

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Before you apply, please check if any restrictions apply in terms of time zone or country.

This job has a geo-restriction in place:UK Only.

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