Current Vacancies

Application / Web Developers Required

BDS is looking for enthusiastic, driven individuals to join our team of developers.

The ideal candidates will be passionate about furthering a career in application / web development.

We welcome applicants with varying experience to join our team such as –

  • Experienced developers – any of these technologies would be an advantage –

    C#, .Net, WPF, MVC, Microsoft SQL Server, T-SQL, Entity framework, Wordpress.

  • University graduates with a relevant degree, keen and willing to develop new skills with on-the-job learning, through in-house training.

We are based in the attractive surroundings of the Crichton Estate in Dumfries, Scotland, and provide data services to retailers, e-tailers, publishers, libraries, charities and government bodies.

Posts include a contributory company pension scheme and 20 days annual leave. The salary would be dependent on experience.

Applications including a covering letter summarising why you are interested in the position, salary expectation and a full CV should be submitted to Paul Campbell, Chief Technical Officer at by 24th March 2017.

Other Vacancies

If you would be interested in working for BDS without applying for a specific position, please write to us detailing your skills and interests and attach a copy of your CV by clicking here.

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Working for BDS

The BDS Group is a progressive company with growing opportunities in the world marketplace of metadata provision.

Based in attractive offices in Dumfries, Scotland, BDS’s core activity is the creation of metadata on books, DVD, music, games and downloadable content. This data is used in the library, retail and trade, publishing and agency sectors. It is a growing commercial field where opportunities are opening as digital technology expands.

Related activity within The BDS Group includes IT and web technology, and design for web and print.

Working for The BDS Group offers the opportunity for employees to be involved in a dynamic business with expanding career opportunities. We are always open to approaches from people with the right credentials and the vision to take our business forward or to improve efficiencies within our current setup.

We have roles in Sales, Cataloguing, Annotating and Data Editing, Programming and Systems Analysis, Publisher Liaison, Web and Media Design.

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Our Values

The BDS Group recognises that people are our most valuable resource. Our teams consist of highly motivated individuals who have a high level of attention to detail and are passionate about the quality of what they produce while the diversity of our teams and individuals bring new ideas and perspectives to the fore-front. The BDS Group believes in supporting its people to achieve continued personal development.