Careers – why work for IIL?

We’re a fast growing, innovative company where you have the opportunity to make a difference. If you have great ideas and are not shy about taking them forward then IIL could be the company for you.

We’re not mundane or average, and we hire people who aren’t either. So if you’re looking for a challenge, like it when no day is the same, and enjoy working hard, take a look at the job openings below and see if one appeals to you.

See more about us here, or take a look at our LinkedIn page here.

IT and Product Development

 

Learning and Playing

You’ll learn fast at IIL and have to think on your feet, but that’s what we love about working here – the opportunity to grow our knowledge and experience, while enjoying what we do.

As well as working hard, we do love a good party and often have impromptu gatherings, as well as more planned events for the whole company.

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Meet some of our people

Jenny

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What do you do at IIL?
I am the head of Service Management. This means that I am responsible for championing our customers within IIL whilst delivering excellent customer service through our experienced, professional and friendly Service Desk. I am also the Change Manager. In this fast paced data tech company, it’s a demanding but hugely rewarding role.

How did you end up here?
I have a wealth of experience throughout my career path; always on the “front line” of some sort, providing customer service in many guises. I came to IIL from Saint-Gobain in SG Technology Services where I was the User and Site Support Manager covering the UK and Ireland. The scope of role covered 2 service desks, administration, tech/desktop support, asset management and voice team. Prior to SGTS IT merge, I worked for British Gypsum starting out as the SQL DBA, progressing to Business Intelligence Manager and moving into the Service Delivery Manager role. A total of 12 years with them both. I discovered IIL and it excited me; I took a leap of faith and have not looked back. Best choice ever!

What do you love most about IIL and why?
IIL people and culture is like none other. Very rarely do you find a company where everyone is genuinely interested in the business, what and how we are doing, and passionate about it. From the get-go I have a voice, my ideas are listened to, considered and I have been able to thrive. This company is growing fast, it’s exciting, interesting and fun. What more can I say?

Where do you see IIL in 5 years’ time?
In 5 years, gosh, at this pace we could have taken on the world. I see myself here at IIL, delivering excellence in whatever role I have the opportunity to aspire to, holding onto my hat as we shoot for the moon!

We work in tech, so what technology defined your youth and why?
I am going to give away my age here… I have been lucky to see the Sinclair C5 for real (my grandad had one) and that was so space age and to use Windows 3.1 when it was the greatest thing since sliced bread: when I clicked “save” I wanted to know how it did that, after all it wasn’t a real button. Being a natural with jigsaws and logic puzzles it was an easy transition into databases and code, I soon became a VB programmer and then SQL DBA. You have got to love logic.

What is your funniest tech-related memory?
Being tech support for my mum on her first sending of an email at 75. I had set up her email account and showed her the ropes. She called me and I had to talk her through it again as she was nervous in case she “blew the machine up”. She asked how to send the message when she suddenly said ” Oh no, it’s all gone!” On asking what had all gone thinking the computer had crashed, I eventually found out that whilst explaining to her about sending an email, she had pressed send and of course the email disappeared. The conversation after that explaining what she had done, where the email had gone and why she didn’t see anything was hilarious. Certainly challenged my support skills.

What’s your hidden talent?
I love undoing knots and am not too bad at it, especially those tricky ones you normally give up on. I once had one on the go for two years before I finally cracked it, and I have never found one as good as that since. Yeah, I know, I need to get out more.

Chetan

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What do you do at IIL?
I manage the corporate enterprise risk and compliance activities of the IIL business.

This involves many things. Mainly working with various departments and people to understand our risks and compliance levels. Ultimately, I make sure we manage things well, minimize adverse impacts and ensure we are always learning.

The compliance side of my work involves making sure we understand our policies and procedures and that we have the relevant controls within the business for our operating activities.

How did you end up here?
I started at IIL in December 2015. Before IIL, I had only worked for two organisations over a 15 year period – both also in Nottingham.

I started my career in financial services and roles which required discipline and well managed skills. Roles in project management and process work led onto more direct compliance activity. I then had the opportunities to strengthen specific experience in risk and compliance.

Having seen businesses grow in financial services, technology, and data sectors, IIL was the natural next step for me due to its increasing dominance in these areas.

What do you love most about IIL and why?
The people – my colleagues.

I love how everyone here works hard and smart at the same time. There is always a welcoming feeling at IIL and people get their work done with no fuss, with a team spirit and compliantly!

Where do you see IIL in 5 years’ time?
Conquering the many opportunities that we have in front of us. More growth, more value, more fun!!

We work in tech, so what technology defined your youth and why?
Being a late ‘80s/early ‘90s kid, in those days you were seen as being at the forefront of technology if you had a Amiga 64 computer that meant you didn’t need to load a tape, go for you tea and half an hour later, the car driving game was ready to play, it meant in 5 minutes the game would load and off you went….

What is your funniest tech-related memory?
I remember. It was around 20 years ago. The BBC programme featured a vote where they asked viewers to touch the screen to place their vote……..Suffice to say, I did not fall for this 1st April fool..

What’s your hidden talent?
I think I have a good singing voice. However, to date, nobody has complimented my singing (at all). Mind you they have never said it is bad either…….!!

Callum

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What do you do at IIL?
I am a Service Desk Analyst, I am the first point of contact for clients and third parties to raise Incidents and Service Requests with IIL. I co-ordinate the ticket management system in place to ensure all tickets are dealt with within SLA and according to company processes.

How did you end up here?
I started my career working on the railway for a year (Trackworkd Ltd), which I then took up a business administration apprenticeship opportunity (XMA ltd), after two years doing that I then applied for an Internal vacancy First line IT Support for the education sector of the Island of Guernsey. After doing this for a year I was advised of an opportunity to join IIL, after an Interview and an invitation for a tour around the office it was a no brainer to work here if the opportunity presented itself.

What do you love most about IIL and why?
If I had to sum up IIL in two words it’d have to be “People” and “Opportunity”. The environment within the office is closer to friends and family rather than work colleagues, everyone will go out of their way to help you or find another person who can help you. IIL aren’t afraid to give members of staff a chance, if you have an idea, you will be heard! At IIL you don’t feel like you’re just a number, if there is an opportunity in another department, you won’t be held back but encouraged to do what you want.

Where do you see IIL in 5 years’ time?
Within 5 years time I would like to have transitioned over to the Tech Support Team, starting as a junior support developer and then onto a fully fledged Support Dev.

We work in tech, so what technology defined your youth and why?
When I was born (in the 90s) I think Technology had just started to take huge steps so I didn’t have many limits with what I could do with the technology around me, whether it be an old clunky Windows 98 desktop or a playstation, I have always been known as a ‘Techy’ by my family and friends. I’d probably say windows XP is my fondest memory as a child as I could play the ‘Pinball’ game.

What is your funniest tech-related memory?
My funniest tech-related memory would probably be when I was working on Support for the Island of Guernsey. One of the teachers students somehow managed to get hold of an admin account and install some sort of virus onto the teachers laptop! Every time the teacher pressed ‘SPACE’ or ‘ENTER’ on their keyboard it’d say make a phrase come out the laptop speakers ‘All teachers are stupid’.

What’s your hidden talent?
I’d say my hidden talent is either my athleticism (200m sprint county record holder for 14 year olds) or my dancing skills.

Simon

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What do you do at IIL?
I am the Chief Technology Officer. This means that I am responsible for everything technical at IIL including people, hardware, software and strategy. We’re a fast moving data tech company so it’s a full on role.

How did you end up here?
I started my working life as a mainframe programmer at Experian, and then joined Capital One as an analysts programmer when they entered the UK market. In 7 years there I performed almost every role in the project life cycle, ran the credit card technical team, set up a business analysis group, and was the head of IT for the loans and savings department. I then spent 5 years in consultancy with FICO as director of consultancy for multiple consultancy groups before heading back to Experian as a portfolio manager, running a portfolio of over 100 concurrent projects. This is my first foray into an SME; it was the fast moving nature of the business and the great people here that made me make the leap.

What do you love most about IIL and why?
The open, honest and friendly staff along combined with the fast moving nature of the company mean every day is different but always fun.

Where do you see IIL in 5 years’ time?
We’re growing at a phenomenal pace. We’ll be providing data driven insight and decisions to multiple industries in multiple countries. I’m looking forward to the travel!

We work in tech, so what technology defined your youth and why?
Like many people my age (please don’t ask) I was fascinated by the ZX81, typing 1s and 0s into the rubbery keyboard to create a basic game. Since then I’ve been an early adopter of many new technologies.

What is your funniest tech-related memory?
Having to explain to my CEO why a customer’s name had been changed to something amusing (and unrepeatable here) on our live system and watching him fail to keep a straight face as he read out the new name. What started as a very tense situation had us both in stitches. One of my support developers had thought he was in a test system as he made the change to test some functionality! Needless to say, changes were made so nothing similar could happen again.

What’s your hidden talent?
I’m not the secretive type so my talents have never been well hidden. I do get a lot of stick for my repertoire of one liners and puns but my wife would tell you I have a special inability to find something right at the end of my nose.