Hear from various members of the team about why it's a great place to work...
Liquidlogic started out in 2000 with just a handful of staff and the majority of our original team are still here today!
Here, some of our team explain what it’s really like to work at Liquidlogic and how they came to be part of the company.
I qualified as a children and families social worker in 1993 and spent many years working in a range of front line services with children and families. Aside from my social work qualification I also hold a Masters in Business Administration.
I was responsible for implementing and managing the Liquidlogic EHM and LCS solution for many years before joining Liquidlogic in 2016. I really enjoyed working on the interface between practice and IT and I found my niche there. I continue to be passionate about social work but also about how the right tools can make a difference and that is why I was very keen to join Liquidlogic in the role that I am in now.
My title is Senior Consultant, I am what you might call a Practice Lead for Early Help and Social Care and so I work alongside a range of teams here to help promote our products and continue to strive to make our products as good as they can be, which means I also work on things that are in early planning or stages of development. I also spend quite a lot of time working to support existing customers who might need some advice, who may need someone to come and look at how they could improve the way they are using our system and so on.
Liquidlogic is a company with real ‘can do’ attitude. Everyone here wants to make the system better and better! Working here is great, the head office in Leeds is such a gorgeous building and full of people who will do what they can to help and support you. People who work here know that to be successful as a company we have to help each other to be at our best. Listening to feedback from customers is what we are also very strong in, we have national user groups, regional user forums, user surveys and on many new developments we have customer representation.
In my role I enjoy travelling around the country and seeing different customers and meeting lots of sector stakeholders as well as working on lots of innovative projects. All of this helps to keep me abreast of what is going on in the sector which is very important to me and to a company like ours. I would definitely recommend this as a great place to work. Oh and did I tell you about the company parties?
I passed 10 GCSEs and 3 A Levels (and a 10 meter swimming certificate) then went on to graduate from the University of Manchester with a BSC (Hons) in Computer Science.
I initially applied for a position in Service Desk here in 2004 when Liquidlogic was a young company and saw it as an opportunity to help build the company. The people who I met at the interview were helpful and enthusiastic about what Liquidlogic had to offer and what I could do. In that respect things haven’t changed during the 13 years that I have been here.
Following my time in the Service Desk, I applied for a position in the Adults Team when it was newly formed and worked there for a number of years as 3rd Line Support for the Service Desk. I also helped to create the Adults Data Warehouse. Last year I moved across to Technical Services for a new challenge - I’ve moved about a bit in the company.
As a Technical Consultant I focus on data migrations and am also involved in 3rd/4th Line Support issues, help fix UAT issues and currently am working on a health and social care project. There is a great deal of variety in the role. The Job is never dull, it is very hands on and there is always scope to learn new skills.
Working for Liquidlogic can be challenging, but is very rewarding. We still have the small company attitude of everyone ‘mucking in’ and helping people out. The people here are approachable, friendly and thoroughly professional. Everyone is expected to be able to pick up and deal with problems but help and support are always there. I believe that one of our key strengths is that the entire company takes pride in what we do and what we have achieved and we are not content to rest on our laurels.
The best things about working at Liquidlogic are the helpful and friendly staff and the flexible working hours. I come in later and leave later as this suits me. Free parking and the location of the company (just off the M1) means it’s easily accessible. The company nights out are a laugh.
The remuneration package is very good. People tend to stick around, which shows we’re doing something right!
I graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2013 with a degree in Mathematics. After that I went on to work at another software company in Leeds for three years. During this time I gained a lot of valuable experience, but towards the end of my third year I felt like I had reached the limit of what I could achieve there and decided it was time for a new challenge.
I started working at Liquidlogic in 2016 and within my first few months, was given responsibility for the development of a number of high profile projects. The work is extremely varied and I am constantly learning new skills and developing my existing abilities. The option for flexible working is a real plus and I have definitely noticed a marked improvement in my work/life balance since joining Liquidlogic. Without a doubt the best thing about working here is the people. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and I genuinely feel valued and appreciated for my efforts.
If you are looking for a rewarding career working with exceptional colleagues in a company of valued and respected individuals, then look no further!
Team Leader, Service Desk
I graduated from the University of York with a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, I also have a host of Brownie badges and swimming survival awards - do these count?! After Uni, I lived and travelled abroad for some time then I decided it was time to get serious about my career!
I started out as a Data Analyst for another company, where I learned SQL. Once I had the requisite skills and decided I wanted a change I thought about what would be important to me in my next steps. I chose Liquidlogic because working in IT within the social care sector was a positive change. I also liked the idea of working for a smaller company, I felt that it would give me more opportunity to make an impact and enable progression in a successful and growing company, as well as have more of a sense of community in the workplace. I was right.
I started as a Service Desk Analyst, I was then promoted to Service Desk Lead and then to Service Desk Team Leader. I manage a team who look after customers once they have gone live, helping solve issues and answer queries about our products. Every day is different and it can also be an incredibly fast-paced environment, so it can be challenging but also very rewarding.
I enjoy working for Liquidlogic, the people are great. There are lots of positive attitudes and everyone pitches in together. There is always someone happy to help when you need it. Social Care is incredibly important and I am happy to be working for a company which leads in providing the software for this to work effectively.
Why do I work here? In short it’s the people, we have a lovely and skilled bunch of people here Staff turnover is low and if you work hard you are given the opportunity for progression within the company, I am proof of this.
I joined in 2013 to work on design and development of the user interface for our products. The atmosphere here is relaxed and flexible and it was clear early on, that despite growing in numbers year on year, Liquidlogic puts huge importance on fostering and maintaining a supportive and prosperous environment. The management team strike the right balance between strong leadership and giving colleagues the autonomy they need to get the job done.
The work is challenging and varied, and no two days are the same. One minute, I could be designing a new feature for our current product suite and the next, developing a prototype for a sales demonstration.
There are many perks to working here. For me, a big positive is that the flexi-time is very accommodating for people with young families. But one of the most rewarding aspects is that we are building software that makes a considerable difference to professionals in the social care and education sector.