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Now Hiring: Senior ASP.Net MVC Web Developer

Now Hiring: Senior ASP.Net MVC Web Developer

We are seeking a new Senior ASP.NET MVC Web Developer to join our growing team! Apply today!

Are you the best .NET developer that you know? Then Solab and Onboard Tracker™ want to hear from you!

Our OnboardTracker™ Software as a Service (SaaS) now records Personnel Logistics, Training and Competence data on people attending more than 50% of the rigs in the North Sea and in over 30 countries. We lead the field with the latest tech, we live and breathe development and we need highly engaged and motivated Developers to join our rapidly expanding team in Aberdeen.

How many true multi-tenant, SaaS, Azure projects have you been working on recently in your current role? Yeah we thought not…

Solab is one of the longest established IT services, business training & software development companies in Scotland. Based in Aberdeen, we bring knowledge, experience and expertise to the market and we proudly celebrated our 27th anniversary this year. Solab has developed an extensive range of software for local and international organisations; from small departmental applications through to large-scale enterprise platforms; deployed as both Windows and Web applications to users, and as services exposing programmatic interfaces to other systems.

Examples of our work include applications, systems and other software supporting daily global operations for: crew tracking, asset management, certification management, vessel availability & brokerage, competency management, helicopter availability etc.

The new Senior ASP.Net MVC Web Developer will have a chance to join our software development team and contribute to the growth of  Onboard Tracker – our innovative software as a service platform built for highly regulated industries such as Oil & Gas.

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  • Extremely Strong C# / Net and Visual Studio (2015/2017)
  • Thorough knowledge and experience using core .Net technologies, MVC, Web API, LINQ, and Entity Framework
  • Deep understanding of DI/IoC with containers like Autofac.
  • Knowledge of design patterns (GoF) and ability to implement where appropriate
  • Good experience of frontend development using HTML5, CSS3, JQuery, Boostrap Framework
  • Ability to establish technical architectures using the right technologies for small systems
  • Experience in the complete Software Development Life Cycle, Hands-on Coding and experience with agile methodologies
  • Strong Database skills including database design and writing complex queries.
  • TDD/BDD, Mocking and Unit Testing with NUnit/Xunit


  • Domain knowledge of oil industry – HR, recruitment, certification/competence, logistics/tracking
  • Managing and running projects end to end
  • Knowledge of Azure and cloud architectures
  • Developing SaaS products and multi-tenanted applications
  • CI/CD with tools like VSTS
  • Designing and implementing RESTful APIs or OData
  • CQRS & event sourced architectures
  • Creating Reports/Excel/PDFs etc in Net with SSRS/Power BI etc.
  • Docker for development and deployment
  • .Net Core
  • Mapping tools such as Automapper
  • Application Insights for debugging/logging and experience with profiling.
  • Telerik Kendo Web Framework
  • Modern JavaScript application framework like Angular
  • 2:1 degree in a related field


  • A strong work ethic and desire to complete projects to a high standard
  • Must enjoy deep-diving into technical topics, sharing your knowledge with co-workers and the community and keeping up with the latest technologies
  • A quick learner of new technologies and tools
  • Effective interpersonal communication and efficient problem resolution – excellent at communicating expectations to external and internal teams
  • Demonstrable experience in developing software in a mature and disciplined way
  • Capable of learning a client’s business and understanding how to challenge assumptions and formulate solutions
  • Ability to confidently walk into a new client setting and quickly build rapport


Send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

You can also apply via LinkedIn on https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/858805063/


We are looking for a Junior ASP.Net Web Developer too! Check the Job Spec here: Junior ASP.Net MVC Web Developer

How many systems does it take to track and manage one oilfield worker?

How many systems does it take to track and manage one oilfield worker?

As companies grow and operate across multiple locations and territories, they encounter operational, data management and reporting challenges.

  • Where are my people and crews?
  • Who is available with the right skills?
  • Which jobs and sites are they mobilised to?
  • When do their certifications expire?
  • What role are they in and what will they be doing?
  • Who are their emergency contacts?
  • How do I measure client KPI’s?
  • Can I prove my people are trained and competent?

Businesses face a number of challenges when their data is stored in a multitude of systems including spreadsheets and databases. Compatibility, duplication of information, poor quality data, traceability of data, difficulty in reporting and challenges maintaining training and competency compliance for customers and regulators are common problems.

Karen Boman in her recent report “Oil, Gas IT Spending Cuts ‘Lower Than Expected'” (Rigzone) said:

Potential budget increases for IT spending will be focused on areas where oil and gas companies believe they can realize operational efficiencies and reduce costs.

Editor noticed that all oil and gas companies need to focus on operational efficiencies, cost reductions, automation, Big Data, analytics and cloud as these essential technologies and initiatives will benefit them all.

Fifty-five percent of survey respondents said they see data services as the area for the greatest potential in IT spending. Oil and gas companies are still planning to invest in IT spending in strategic areas, such as automation and analytics, Big Data, and the cloud to mitigate the impact of lower crude prices. 

Undoubtedly in today’s low oil price environment, oil & gas companies must find new ways of operating more efficiently and reducing costs. [3]

System Benefits

Our recent research shown that highly regulated oil & gas industries can benefit from an innovative web-based operations & competency management system that is in day to day operation in multiple countries across 5 continents.

Onboard Tracker™️️ is an easy to use online tracking, operations and certification hub which enhances the visibility and safety of your people, crews and assets around the world.

The enterprise class design allows you to build up module by module and create efficiencies as you progress through the use of add-ons which integrate into our core product. Our open architecture, reliability and flexibility ensures your business gets its visibility back.

The benefits of Onboard Tracker™️️as an operations system are extensive and offer significant advantages to people who deal with operations, logistics, human resources, training, certification and competency on a daily basis.

  1. Scalable – Onboard is a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that grows with you
  2. Affordable – No Capital Cost – monthly subscription model
  3. Enterprise class – Onboard uses secure, globally-replicating datacentres for world-wide access across multiple locations
  4. Integrated – Modules stand alone, work together or integrate with your company’s other systems and data sources
  5. Web Based – No Hardware or Software (Sign up, Switch on, Start)
  6. Proven Success – Onboard Tracker™️️ is in daily, world-wide use by companies of all sizes in many business sectors including the highly regulated Oil, Gas & Maritime Industries.
Typical oil and gas industry challenges

Typical oil and gas industry challenges

Consider the following common scenarios and then click to find out just how Onboard Tracker™ could provide you with the solution.

Your business juggles dozens of systems and spreadsheets to track work, holiday and absence movements and manage your people’s certification, expiries and competences?

  • Onboard Tracker’s™ rich features and modular structure allow you to reduce the systems and spreadsheets your organisation uses to track people and assets.
  • Its import technology also lets you easily bring information in from other databases and spreadsheets so that you can quickly streamline your data and processes.
  • Onboard Tracker™ has integration points that allow us to link with your other systems.

Your current systems operate independently and don’t give you clear visibility?

  • A central Operations hub reduces cost, hassle and duplication while transforming visibility and reporting.
  • Within Onboard Tracker™ you can quickly and easily access and report on your data in one, easy to use and familiar portal as it contains all of the information you need for availability, mobilisation, certification and competence.


The current climate will not allow you to commit to the cost or risk of a new software implementation project?

  • Onboard Tracker™ has no upfront capital cost and no hardware or software is required
  • We’ve built Onboard Tracker™ so that you don’t have to take the risk yourself
  • Onboard Tracker™ already exists and is in daily worldwide use in highly regulated industries

Not sure if Onboard Tracker™️️ is a right fit for your business?

Sparrows Group implement Onboard Tracker™ software

Sparrows Group implement Onboard Tracker™ software

A glowing testimonial from Sparrows Group – one of our latest Onboard Tracker clients! From spreadsheets to worldwide structure in one month. WOW!

Sparrows, a global provider of engineered products and services to the energy industry, have implemented Onboard Tracker to manage all of their workforce planning and personnel logistics worldwide. Onboard Tracker’s SaaS subscription model and innovative import tools enabled a rapid transition from their many spreadsheets to a centrally managed web-based platform, vastly improving crew visibility and reporting.

“As SME in offshore personnel and logistics I was really excited to be shown Onboard Tracker™, and it has not disappointed.

From purchasing the system we went live globally within a month, with no issues whatsoever.

Logistics are a tough audience and with so many cultural and regional difference, I expected some resistance from this team, however I couldn’t have been more wrong. All areas love the system and what it can do for them

Our senior leadership team have embraced the system and have managed to impress our executive board members with the visibility Onboard Tracker™ provides.

The Onboard Tracker™ team aren’t sitting still either and we are continually in contact with ideas to expand what Onboard Tracker™ can do for our business.

Onboard Tracker™ has been hailed our best IT success.”

Global Head of Offshore Personnel at Sparrows Group

ScotlandIS – North Sea Innovative Solutions Showcase

ScotlandIS – North Sea Innovative Solutions Showcase

There is a renewed focus in the North Sea on internal and industry collaboration, streamlined processes, reduction of system  “silos”, automating data capture and easier, more flexible reporting.

Mobile Technologies, reducing reliance on spreadsheets, easier integration with ERP and core systems, agility to cope with changing business, Cloud and Software as a Service (SaaS), are the future.

Many CIO’s and businesses would like to work with local providers; they focus on leading edge technologies, are innovative, lower cost, flexible and willing to collaborate with the customer and other providers.

  • DATE: Thu 09 Jun 2016 12:00
  • TIME: 12:00 – 14:00
  • VENUE: Aberdeenshire Cricket Club

Event Sign up: BOOK NOW

Who should attend?

CIO’s, and specialists in Finance, Maintenance, Personnel and material Logistics, Asset Tracking and rental, Planning, HSEQ, and Hydrocarbon Accounting. Anyone looking for case studies of Collaboration, Cloud, mobile working, spreadsheet reduction.

Format of for the day

There will be a welcome followed by solution presentations, panel session and closing with a networking session and buffet lunch.

The panel session will be led by Bob Keller, Chairman of Scottish Enterprise. Bob will review the  presentations,how they addressed the themes and industry issues and offer his suggestion on how the industry solution providers can collaborate more effectively.

Presentation Abstracts
Each speaker has 8 minutes to introduce their company and solution, how it addresses the issues facing the oil industry and harnesses the key technologies and methods, with customer examples.

Onboard Tracker –  “After spending millions as an industry on large information systems, why does the North Sea still seem to run on spreadsheets?” Kevin Coll, Founder of OnboardTracker and Managing Director of Solab will present the industry benefits of implementing innovative, nimble, Software as a Service applications that streamline the number of expensive legacy systems and the multitude of unmanageable spreadsheets used by oil & gas industry to track and manage their people and assets.

Other Presenters:

Codify – Graeme Humphrey from Codify will use case studies to illustrate the benefits of building bespoke applications using Microsoft technologies to replace legacy spreadsheet applications.

Collabro – Legare  Some of the world’s largest companies use Legare for  rapid transfer of clean data from multiple sources into Primavera  P6, guaranteeing data integrity and planning efficiency, and reducing the costs of manual spreadsheet entry and management.

ECS – David Calder, Director at ECS, will introduce us to the power of ‘Splunk’ and explain how this Big Data tool can enhance the operational efficiency and security of the oil industry. Splunk enables organisations to collect, search, analyse and report on any volume of machine data in real-time allowing operational insights to be surfaced, shared and acted on. ECS is the UK&I Splunk partner of the year for 2016.

EnergySys – Peter Black, managing director of EnergySys Limited, will explain why traditional solutions for hydrocarbon accounting have inhibited change and increased costs, and what can be done about it.

Inoapps – Ed Jeavons, VP of EPM/ BI Applications will show how Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) enables users of SAP, Oracle and Hyperion to drive planning beyond finance to other business areas, improve forecast accuracy with virtually no learning curve, reduce TCO, and realise quick ROI with the subscription-based pricing model.

Motion Software Stephen Burt, Managing Director 10 years. The Motion Kinetic comprehensive inspection and compliance solution enhances and automates inspection procedures, improves processes and allows report data to flow seamlessly between user groups. Self-service, it the latest touch technologies, available on ATEX tablets. SAP/Maximo integration is possible through the application API. RFID technologies are also available.

Pisys Bruce Catto, Group IT Manager, Craig Group, Aberdeen. Pisys Action Tracker software is used by 4000 people in 140 companies worldwide. Bruce will describe how North Star Shipping has implemented ATMS to track QHSE actions, audits and investigations and how it has had a significant impact on the transparency of information from the Vessel, Office, Workshop all the way through to completion.

TBS Enterprise Mobility Jon Poynton Commercial Director TBS – Connecting the Enterprise, Tightly controlled, slow and expensive to change, ERP systems are not good at providing mobile solutions. Jon will explain how TBS are providing innovative mobile solutions that get around these constraints to provide service and inspection tasks in line with process and compliance needs and in a way that’s easy to use by a mobile workforce working in harsh environments.

TRACS Assets Ltd Dr Derek Austin, Managing Director, will explore the unique energy industry challenges of tracking ownership, physical location, associated costs, billing, ERP integration (SAP, Oracle and others) and status of oilfield rental equipment. Currently managing annual revenues and costs of over $750 million  TRACS utilises the latest mobile technologies to extend full asset tracking  to the field.

For more information please email us at [email protected]  or contact ScotlandIS