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Gillian Nash-Kennell

Senior Business Systems Developer

As part of our continuous growth and development, we are looking to expand our IT development function. Based in our state of the art purpose built office in Spalding, we are looking for new developer to take on the increase in new projects and existing system support and maintenance required by the firm.

The role would suit an experience developer, who possesses an eye for design with attention to detail a passion for process improvement and is looking for an opportunity to apply and develop their programming skills across a wide range of commercial applications within an exciting and progressive organisation. The successful candidate will have responsibility for the development, customisation and maintenance of application software and associated reporting solutions.  The effective implementation of new or updated systems and the provision of high level application support in respect of calls escalated via the IT helpdesk.

  • Development and maintenance of application software within a combination of Microsoft development environment and legal specific case and matter management / financial management systems
  • Development of web based (Intranet, Internet and Extranet) database driven applications and reporting solutions
  • Creation and maintenance of data warehouses and associated extraction routines
  • Using reporting tools such as SQL Reporting Services, Crystal Reports, QlikView, Power BI to create and maintain both simple and complex reporting solutions
  • High level database administration (creating databases, views, summary tables,  stored procedures in support of application development)
  • The set up and maintenance of integration solutions between internal and third party systems (SOS Accounts, Outlook, Intranet, Extranet, web services etc.)
  • Advising the Operations & IT Director in terms of development platforms, emerging technologies, system performance, and suitability of external systems
  • The delivery of technical solutions which demonstrably fulfil business requirements
  • To ensure information security by design within application developments
  • Review and technical appraisal of solutions developments of co-workers
  • Definition of and adherence to appropriate development standards within a team environment
  • To undertake planned maintenance and enhancement requests to existing applications
  • To provide application support in relation to calls escalated from the helpdesk
  • To undertake application testing prior to release
  • Close liaison with the business analyst / project manager and technical support and training teams (outsourced) in terms of implementation and embedding new or updated solutions
  • Technical documentation of developments
  • Evaluation and recommendation of commercially available software
  • To provide demonstrations and skills transfer in relation to new or updated systems

The ideal candidate will be an experienced developer with a desire to utilise their skills and expertise in a progressive and growing professional environment.  Working as part of a small team, the successful candidate will be a real team player, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. We are also looking for someone who possesses a genuine aptitude to learn, a passion for customer service excellence and deliver first-class work, which is right first time.

  • Significant commercial software development experience. 
  • Experience of developing web based, database driven solutions is essential
  • Thorough knowledge of reporting tools such as SQL Reporting Services or QlikView​
  • Significant experience of:
    • .Net development C#/VB (preferably C#)
    • ASP.Net Webforms (HTML/CSS)
    • Restful & Soap WebServices
    • SQL Server, Stored procedures, Views, Linked systems,
    • Transact-SQL (Strong or very good)
    • Microsoft PowerApps / Power BI
  • Familiarity with accounting / financial management systems, legal case or matter management applications, document production / management, or similar workflow solutions
  • Integration experience within the Microsoft Office environment
  • Experience of developing / maintaining management information and reporting systems
  • An awareness of the software development lifecycle, and software development standards
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, able to communicate well both in business and technical terms.
  • Awareness and experience of information security considerations within business applications and the software development lifecycle