Online Jobs Platform – JobCloud

Jobs platform for Switzerland

Online jobs platform for Switzerland’s employment market

 

Jobs platforms are the new recruiters. JobCloud’s – Switzerland’s biggest online jobs platform – collaboration with AROBS resulted in new functionalities. The output transformed the platform’s B2B and B2C parts.

One of the biggest business challenges of today’s market is recruiting. Finding the right talent for the right workplace. Statistics say, about every 250 resumes turn into one employment. Hence, there is a surge in job platforms, created to efficiently handle great amounts of data.

Switzerland’s top player in this market is JobCloud.

Jobcloud reaches over 6 million visits/month.

Partnering with AROBS helped add new functionalities to this leading Swiss portal.

Business challenge

 

As for every niche business, the challenge was to find the right talent. And when it comes to challenges here is JobCloud’s Product Owner perspective:

“Being in a niche market, with companies looking for similar profiles, recruiting the right talent to help us grow was a challenge. We were not agile enough to scale our teams when we had new projects.
JobCloud needed a reliable partner, able to provide resources skilled in different technologies, with a strong sense of communication and organization.
AROBS delivered all that and more.”

- Product Owner, JobCloud​

Online jobs platform – AROBS approach

 

Our biggest strength lies in our Agile teams. And, since 2017, AROBS’ productive collaboration contributed significantly to the project’s success – for both JobCloud B2B and B2C divisions.

Collaborative teams were distributed across 5 locations in 2 countries, a communicational challenge that we turned into success. AROBS’ teams of curious and highly skilled professionals, with expertise in a diverse palette of technologies, ensured high adaptability and problem-solving.

More so, when it comes to enterprise application development, we bring essential know-how gained in over 20 years on the market, collaborating with clients in more than 14 countries.

B2B

The AROBS team was instrumental in implementing the first version of the JobCloud marketplace.
Java
Spring Web
Spring Cloud
Spring Boot
Redis
AmazonWS S3
Hibernate
React.JS

B2C

The Acting as a team extension to the JobCloud team, we developed new, added-value features such as Salary, Reviews, Companies, JobAlert, JobMail, Dynamic Search.
PHP 7
Symfony 4
Angular.JS
Doctrine
Vagrant
Elastic Search
Apache Kafka

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Jobs platform – Benefits and impact

 

The enhanced multi-platform solution for recruiters and applicants facilitated and simplified both creation and job posting/advertising, resulting* in:

  • Up to 83% higher conversion rate in B2B Onboarding
  • Thousands of additional app users (Jobup.ch +98% growth, Jobs.ch +11% growth)
  • +27% increase in job Views from Jobmail

*Data compared to the previous year.

We begun with a team extension and consolidated into a long-term partnership; the combination of daily calls, backlog grooming, planning, demos, and retrospectives ensured an efficient and fruitful communication between JobCloud and AROBS.

“We started with an initial team and a Scrum organization and the first few weeks validated our decision for a long-term collaboration with AROBS. They proved highly adaptable to our context, which meant both standalone and mixed teams.

As an agile partner, with an appetite for constant improvement, they were instrumental in the project’s success.” – Product Owner, JobCloud

The Swiss online jobs platform leader’s collaboration with AROBS is a success story.

Read more about similar projects and discover AROBS’s cloud application expertise, here.

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Light Control Units

Light Control Units LCUs

Light Control Units

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Light Control Units or LCUs creates intelligent lighting with innovative control concepts.

Innovation in the automotive industry has accelerated in the recent years. Demand on the market focuses on comfort, safety and security. 

Light Control Units are responsible not only for the vehicle’s lighting but for all signaling. Thus, it is essential for the safety of the driver. Also, for the safety of circulation.

However, with technology evolving, LCUs surpass their classical use and become an essential part of modern automotive system design.

LCUs automatically select the light pattern e.g. for weather situation. Additionally, they offer adaptive front lighting systems. Also, adaptive driving beams. Therefore, it is a modern feature of vehicles that are focused on the  customer’s experience.

Light Control Unit – global automotive lighting market

The size of the automotive lighting market, globally was about 18 billion two years ago. It is estimated to reach almost 29 billion in 2026. This growth also indicates the great demand for innovative technologies concerning automotive lighting.

The future of automotive lighting and thus, Lighting Control units will about recognision. Hence, it will not only increase the safety of traffic and the driver but  it will also regulate energy consumption. 

Our LCU expertise covers:

AUTOSAR compliant projects
ISO 14229 (Unified Diagnostic Services)
Basic software (basic layer)
CAN interfaces configuration
RTE configuration

We provide customized software, hardware, mechanical design solutions and system testing for the most diverse vehicle architectures and OEM strategies.

Find out more about what we do when it comes to automotive engineering, here.

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RentYourCrane : We truly recommend them

RentYourCrane

RentYourCrane - We truly recommend them

RentyourCrane: exciting project of front-end and back-end development. RentYourCrane allows you to order heavy-duty machinery for constructions

RentYourCrane is an innovative project that uses technology to upgrade a more than hundred years old industry.

“AROBS is an easy-going but hard-working company with the capacity to deliver. We really appreciate the way they share their ideas and help you through the whole process. The communication was good and Claudiu, the Business Manager, is a great guy who understands the business.

We wanted a new booking platform – front-end development and back-end development – so, from all the potential suppliers, we chose AROBS. They gave us the confidence we were looking for, through their experience and energy.

Everything was casual and simple, so we truly recommend them.”

Niels Wouters, Finance manager, Rentyourcrane.nl

Study case

Lifting jobs are no easy jobs. Finding your best lifting solution is no easy job either, but RentYourCrane will assist you through the process. 

If you are looking for a lifting solution, RentYourCrane allows you to order easy and quick; determine the location, date range and product. 

Business Challenge: front-end and back-end development

Our client, with 120 years of expertise in this business, needed an innovative solution for this industry, in terms of implementing an online renting platform and build a back-office application that allows them to easier manage their products and get in touch with their customers and being able to advise them. 

If at first the platform was dedicated to manage only our client’s cranes inventory, now the challenge is to extend this platform to help as well other suppliers from this industry to rent their cranes through this rental system, making customers life easier by having a single point of searching for the most suitable crane for every lifting job, whether this involves the lifting of an enormous work of art, moving to a location that is difficult to access or the logistical organization of a construction project. 

A mobile renting solution has also been designed and is currently under implementation with the challenge to cover all functionalities that the website RentYourCrane offers, but also keep the renting process as light and fast as possible.

AROBS Approach on RentYourCrane

To make sure we understand our client business and to be able to propose the best solutions, we have started our collaboration by involving a Business Analyst.  Our team member helped us transpose the client’s needs into mockups  and created use cases that gave us a more complex view on the application workflows, both front-end and back-end development specifications kept in mind. 

Based on these requirements, an UX Designer built an attractive design for both the website and the mobile apps, keeping ease of use in mind.

Having all these established, the development team started the actual implementation, following a SCRUM Agile approach, offering the flexibility to improve the initially described requirements and proposed design, up as the project goes along.

Technologies & Tools use for front-end development and back-end development

• JavaScript, React Native

• Laravel – PHP

• MySQL, Redis

• HTML 5 / CSS 3, Bootstrap

 
    Thinking about creating your own project in this field or related fields? Be sure we can help you with that. 
Just send an email at: arobs.sales@arobs.com
 

Curious about other projects we’ve worked on? Read about them here.

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GIATA – We appreciated the “hands-on and always looking forward” approach

GIATA

GIATA - We appreciated the “hands-on and always looking forward” approach: travel industry software project

GIATA, our partner, is a major player on the Travel solutions, Hospitality software and Travel industry software market.

We chose to work with the AROBS team because you proved to be the qualified developers that we were looking for. We highly appreciated the “hands-on and always looking forward” approach.

The quality of delivery during the initial preparations and the ongoing cooperation was, and remained, high. We gained great speed in the development process as soon as our collaboration started.

The communication process has always been lean.

What can I say: great company, great guys.

Andreas Posmeck, Managing Director – GIATA Gmbh, Berlin, Germany

Project overview

Travel solutions, Hospitality software and Travel industry software market is a very competitive and sophisticated industry.

For AROBS, GIATA project is one of the biggest collaborations that we’ve put our expertise and resources into. We’re glad to say we involved our technical contribution and our industry expertise in this multi-year and complex project.

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Technology challenges of this travel industry software project

By its nature, the project attracted a series of challenges. One of these is to work on many layers and components as front-end, back-end, databases and infrastructure. Having to work with a wide range of new technologies such as Typescript, ReactJs, Kafka, and more, we have proven that our team was eager to learn and to perfect these concepts.

This project and its challenges expanded our experience tool-belt a great deal.

We are doing our best to put in place all the processes, as a good development team should have. AROBS team respected all the agile/scrum ceremonies and applied the best practices in coding, by continuously deploying and testing the new features and changes. Tools like Jenkins and Sonarqube were configured in order to ensure that all processes are in place and automated. The development of travel solutions and hospitality solutions require a great deal of knowledge and skills.

The results

After AROBS collaboration, the platform is more powerful, it supports and works better with larger amounts of data used for travel solutions.  The new version will support any number of custom hotel facts, it will be more reliable, and the customers will find the UI more dynamic and much easier to use.

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AUTOSAR compliance

AUTOSAR

AUTOSAR compliance

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The AUTOSAR (AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture) standard is a worldwide development partnership that aims to establish an open and standardized software architecture of Electronic Control Units (ECUs).  It opens opportunities for innovative automotive electronic and software systems that improve performance, safety, and environmental compatibility. 

AUTOSAR Benefits

The greatest benefits of using the AUTOSAR standard are standardization, re-usability of the software components and scalability

Through these the stakeholders save important time and money. Furthermore, it brings higher performance.

The newness it brings is in its layered architecture. The impact of any change in the processes is minimal. Classically, any change in the process required changes in all interconnected areas. With the layered architecture of AUTOSAR any change impacts only the layer is directly connected with. Thus, other layers are intact.

Supposedly there is a need to add a new software component. Using the standard, the focus will only be on implementing the inside algorithm, without having to adapt to the OEM environment.

Moreover, the software is completely independent of the hardware. Consequently, the software components don’t need to be redeveloped in accordance the underlying hardware component. Hence, these can be used again.

Read a comparison of using and not using this standard here.

Certainly, our software follows the AUTOSAR standard.

AUTOSAR Capabilities:

Classic Platform

Modules: Rte, Os, Dem, Dcm, Com, Nvm, Fee, CanIF, CanTP, PDUR, GPT, LIN, drivers

Tools:  Custom AUTOSAR configuration tools, EB Tresos Studio, Vector DaVinci, AUTOSAR Builder

Project experience: Body Controllers (BCMs), Car Access ECUs, Gateways, Drivetrains, Infotainment, Automotive radar sensors, Keys, Instrument clusters

Also, AROBS internal trainings on automotive cover basic and medium know-how on this standard.

We provide customized software, hardware, mechanical design solutions and system testing for the most diverse vehicle architectures and OEM strategies.

What about Electric Vehicles? Read more here.

Find out more about what we do when it comes to automotive engineering, here.

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Software driver development

Software driver development

Software driver development

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Software driver development is one of the basic parts of the automotive system architecture.  It allows programs to access hardware. Hence, it provides a software interface, to which the hardware is connected. 

Through software drivers, the user of the vehicle can make a command that translates to the driver.

Software drivers development – enabling  commands

Software driver development requires a very good understanding of software and hardware. Erroneous programming can crush a system. Hence, these tasks require automotive engineers.

Since software drivers enable hardware, there is a symbiosis between software and hardware, which leads to the same between the vehicle and the driver. 

As automotive technology evolved rapidly, so did the independence of the driver. With complex driver-assistance systems (ADAS) many essential driver functions are being assisted or even automated. 

The ADAS market is estimated to reach over USD 130 billion by 2027.

We specialize in software with expertise in the automotive industry. 

 Microcontroller Drivers:

  • GPT Driver – Initializes GPT, performs timer count Communication Drivers
  • LIN Driver – Initializes LIN, performs LIN input/output I/O, Drivers
  • PORT – Performs MCU pin settings (I/O, shared functions)
  • Digital Input / Output – Performs port signal input/output
  • Analog Digital Converter – Device driver using on-chip MCU time
 

Software driver tool chains:

Greenhills GHS and GHS Multi IDE

RenesasE1 on-chip debugger QAC, Cantata, Enterprise Architect

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Powertrain – Engine systems

Powertrain, Engine systems

Powertrain – Engine systems

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Powertrain – Engine systems – the essence of a vehicle.

The automotive industry started with a powertain. It is the muscular system of a vehicle. Thus, it incorporates all components that transform the power of the engine into movement.

Powertrain market

There is a constant need for better engines that are not only more efficient in performance but also environmentally. Thus, the powertrain market is estimated to grow to over 600 billion by 2023.

A very important sub-sector of this is powertrains for electric vehicles. There is an incredible demand for these typs of engine systems. 

The main components that are responsible for generating power need software development as well. Our expertise incorporates application for both ICEs (Internal Combustion Engine) and PHEVs (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle.)

Our engine systems expertise covers:

  • basic software (basic layer)
  • drivers for peripherals and microcontroller software for engine control
  • generic software
  • drivers of pulse generation and measurement
  • communication drivers (FlexRay) and application modules (auto-coding with MatLab)
  • fully AUTOSAR compliant projects
  • application software
  • Inter system communication
  • Universal Diagnostic System (UDS)
  • CAN, LIN, FlexRay interfaces configuration
  • functionality of ECU hardware components test
  • ECU test software development

 

Powertrain applications:

Engine systems (Internal Combustion Engine):

Engine control, 14V Network Management, Failure Manager

PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle):

High Voltage Network,  Manage High Voltage Battery, Manage Cooling, Failure Manager, Invertor Motor Control, Charge Management 

We provide customized software, hardware, mechanical design solutions and system testing for the most diverse vehicle architectures and OEM strategies.

Find out more about what we do when it comes to automotive engineering, Engine systems here.

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Infotainment – Secondary displays

Infotainment, secondary display

Infotainment – Secondary displays

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Infotainment or secondary displays assure connectivity and the best possible enjoyment when on the road, from radio to getting online.

Everything that the driver needs for entertainment he/she can now enjoy in the car. 

Even though infotainment systems are relatively new to vehicles their popularity is growing. Therefore it is one of the keys driving demand. However, besides entertainment, it provides essential data as well, like navigation. This is how infotainment is a combination of information and entertainment.

Since demand is growing, so does the market. It is estimated by MarketsandMarkets that the infotainment market will reach over USD 30 billion by 2022.

Infotainment is the key to the future in-car experience

With the dawn of IoT and Artificial Intelligence, the in-car experience will drastically change. Simple head-up displays, navigation or multimedia support will be replaced by increasingly complex connectivity based on user experience. 

Infotaiment will be a key factor in enhancing the independence of the driver. Autonomous driving and advanced driver-assistance systems are already taking charge of many car features. Thus, the driver has more time to focus on other things while driving. Also, minimizing human error, it increases the safety of the passengers.

Our secondary display expertise includes:

  •  Connected radio 
  •  Navigation
  •  Multimedia systems
  •  Embedded telematics (remote update SW, remote diagnosis, eCall)
  •  Device connectivity
  •  Software & special solutions (Integrated third-party Bluetooth stacks)
  •  Multimedia (audio/video) backend – playback and indexing of media files (with Tracker from Gnome)
  •   Device connectivity – Integrated modules for CarPlay, Android Auto, MTP, UPNP, Bluetooth
  •  Voice notes
  •  Speech to Text

 

Technologies for infotainment:

  • Linux
  • Genivi
  • ARM
  • VMOST
  • DBUS
  • RTOS

We provide customized software, hardware, mechanical design solutions, and system testing for the most diverse vehicle architectures and OEM strategies.

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Instrument and Driver’s HMI

Instrument and driver's HMI, Head-up display

Instrument and Driver`s HMI

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Instrument and driver’s HMI (Human-Machine interface), more specifically the Head-up display, offers the driver the essential information about the car in the most comfortable way.

Instrument and driver’s HMI expertise:

Color Graphics: 2D, 3D

Cruise Control, Adaptive cruise control, Tachometer, Fuel content indicator, Battery capacity indicator, Electric power meter, Driving efficiency meter Mechanical versions: Basic, Medium,

Head-up display

Head-up displays’ main role is to keep the driver focused so that he/she doesn’t need to glance away from the road. It provides essential information displayed at the driver’s line of sight.

The market value of Head-up displays is estimated to reach over USD 4 billion by 2025

To assure the driver’s attention is always on the road, the head up-display projects the essential data to the windshield.

Benefits of Instrument and driver’s HMI

It reduces driver distraction and increases safety.

Comfort – the driver is always in control, always informed.

Technology – to create a distortion-free image, the windshield (a curved free-form surface from an optical point of view) requires accurate images from the concave mirror in the HUD.

As human to machine interaction increases the automotive industry needs to adopt. This is how instrument and driver’s HMI, which once were only used for military purposes now are becoming widespread in everyday vehicles.

Combiner Head-up display

The Combiner Head-up-Display generates a virtual image via an optical system, just in front of the windshield, and as an overlay to the street.

It is only visible to the driver.

The most important vehicle information is shown in the driver’s direct field of vision:

  • Speed/number of revolutions
  • Warnings Navigation
  • Driver assistance system/environmental sensors
  • Features: ACC, GRA, Limiter, Lane Assist, Navigation, Traffic Sign, Telephone, Warnings
 

We provide customized software, hardware, mechanical design solutions, and system testing for the most diverse vehicle architectures and OEM strategies.

Find out more about what we do when it comes to automotive engineering, here.

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Gateways

Gateways, ECUs

Automotive Gateways

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Automotive gateways are ECUs that enable secure and reliable communication among the vehicle’s electronic systems. It serves a critical role in vehicle security, in addition to performing data routing functions, and supporting new, vehicle-wide applications.

It is the place where all this data meets.

Gateways – how many?

There can be several in a vehicle. Multiple domain gateways and a centralized gateway. As cars have more ECUs (electronic control units) better communication is needed between them. Hence, their important role. Also, digitized communication increased data rate. And Ethernet is a game-changer. 

The central gateway connects the domain controllers. Consequently, the domain gateway does the same thing but within a domain. Therefore, these need more and more processing power. Especially with OTA communication.

TCU

A TCU is an ECU, but one that connects to the cloud or the internet. As the demand for this kind of in-car connectivity grows, so does the complexity.

Also, as the market shifts toward more autonomy in driving, vehicles not only connect within but with the outside infrastructure, with other vehicles or even with people.

Classically, gateway processors were 32-bit microcontrollers that supported lower speed interfaces like CAN (Controller Area Network), LIN (Local Interconnect Network) and FlaxRay. These are not becoming obsolete.

In conclusion, these ECUs are evolving and are bringing the market closer to autonomous driving, playing the important role of interconnectivity. Innovation wouldn’t be possible without this technology. Especially since customer demand is shifting towards a digital life.

Our gateway expertise:

  • LIN, CAN, CAN FD MOST, Ethernet, BroadR-reach, FlexRay;
  • Integrated diagnostics
  • Routing of CAN / LIN messages based on OEM routing table
  • Failure management

We provide customized software, hardware, mechanical design solutions, and system testing for the most diverse vehicle architectures and OEM strategies.

Find out more about what we do when it comes to automotive engineering, here.

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