Systems Developer

Salary – £45K + Benefits
Location – Oxfordshire
Job Type – Permanent
Start Date – ASAP
Job ID number – MC-SD

An exciting opportunity to join our rapidly expanding international business with ambitious growth plans in the jewellery and gifting industry are looking to add the expertise of an experienced Systems Developer to help streamline and facilitate the growth of business.

Reporting to the Directors of the business, the right candidate will be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment to plan, coordinate, test and then implement updates to existing systems as well as new systems. They will also enjoy problem-solving and have experience in a wide variety of business processes, applications and data structures. Development will be done in partnership with a third party SQL developer.

 As a Systems Developer you will be someone who enjoys operating at both strategic and hands-on level with the ambition and focus to drive improvement in a rapidly growing company. As our ideal candidate, you will have the skills to lead, influence and motivate others. You will be a natural self-starter with the ambition and flexibility to thrive in a continually changing environment.


Essential Skills & Experience

This position will be exciting, fast-paced and varied – so you will need to be able to turn your hand to a number of activities. Although not an exhaustive list, these duties will include:

  • Designing and maintaining a management information system (MIS) that creates unified views of business information from multiple disparate data sources
  • Using cloud services to provide secure access to reporting as required
  • Using management information and Business Intelligence reporting tools to create and assist others to create reports, help visualise what is happening, and prompt actionable insights
  • Leading workshops and analysis sessions with various stakeholders to define reporting requirements and process improvements
  • Working with management and the business to detail process and application development specifications in line with necessary security requirements
  • Reviewing processes, understanding user interaction with systems and delivering best practice approaches to multiple operations in the business (production, purchasing, finance, customer service) to improve UX
  • Developing and coordinating the creation of user guides and standard operating procedures
  • Understanding data structures and quality in source systems and writing, running and automating data extracts
  • Loading, cleansing and combining extracts into the MI and related databases
  • Working with the teams using source systems and with suppliers to improve the quality of source data
  • Assisting with the creation, delivery and maintenance of the MIS strategy
  • Analysing and resolving general technical business issues
  • Delivering what was promised with the desired quality, timescale, and budget

Required Competencies 

  • Experience in designing, managing and using management information databases on Microsoft SQL Server
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft cloud products (Azure, SharePoint etc)
  • Experience of using SSIS
  • Experience of developing in and for Business Intelligence tools such as Power BI
  • Excellent working knowledge of SQL, SSRS, and Excel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to build relationships with all stakeholders
  • Good organisational, estimation and administration skills
  • Good practical problem-solving skills, involving databases
  • Good at defining and following processes
  • The ability to guide and train various stakeholders to use management information
  • The ability to read, design and use data models
  • A self-starter with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently when required
  • Flexibility in regards to scope of work and keen to learn new skills and technologies

Highly Desirable Competencies

  • Visual Studio .net (web and application)
  • SSAS
  • MS-SQL / Server Administration
  • Microsoft Cloud Services
Additional Information

In return for your efforts a salary of up to £45K per annum plus excellent benefits, so please apply now!

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