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  • Job reference: RMS0161169

IT Software Development Specialist

  • Sector: ICT
  • Location: Stockton on Tees
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 28/10/2015
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (12/11/15)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our client provides premier quality Operations, Management and Maintenance solutions. Developed in the 1990s, our client is a world class OM&M service provider. Offering exciting and challenging positions with a strong focus on teamwork. Our client believes that people are a key asset to the business and provide excellent training and support to workers.

The Role:
This job description details the requirements for the role of Software Development Specialist, reporting directly to the Technical and Software Development Manager. The Software Development Specialist will be part of a highly skilled, self-motivated, small Development team, whose primary objective is to analyse, design, develop, test, maintain and document software systems to meet with business and industry client requirements.
PRIMARY ROLE OBJECTIVES
In line with business and legislative requirements, to maintain high levels of safety, availability and reliability for software systems, by ensuring the effective and accurate provision of a diverse range of development duties, in order to support the business as a whole in achieving development goals and objectives. To contribute to the timely achievement of personal, departmental and section goals, in order to meet and exceed the department strategy and TPIs. To carry the role of Software Development Specialist in an enthusiastic, positive and professional manner.
MAJOR DUTIES
To manage, support and develop software systems, policies, reports, procedures, written protocols etc, satisfying both business and customer needs and statutory and agreed internal and external standards.
Responsible for providing both end user and overall technical support to assigned site users and customers, to ensure consistency of service by email, phone or in person.
To support other members of the Development Department and site specific teams, in maintaining high levels of safety, availability and reliability for software systems.
To ensure the effective and accurate provision of a range of development and support duties. To include, (but not exclude other duties):
o Consulting with colleagues or clients with a view to writing new or modifying current software systems.
o Ensuring consistent quality in all software systems and documentation that is released.
o Observing, testing, diagnosing and fixing faults in software systems.
o Evaluating and implementing ways to incorporate existing or new technologies.
o Accurate and timely administrative actions.
o Undertake an active role in supporting software system projects and strategic activities, in their planning, preparation and management. Ensure a balance between the management of these and day to day support requirements.
o Provide appropriate support and information to the ICT Technical and Software Development Manager outlining relevant issues, trends and policies.
o Establish strong, effective relationships with all members of the Software Development Department and it’s key customers – internal and external.
o Remain up to date with software platforms and other relevant industry best practice, trends, data and statutory requirements.
o As required, to contribute and complete development and secondment projects, site rotations and other opportunities.

N.B. This list is not exhaustive and additional responsibilities may be undertaken, dependent upon business need.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Degree qualified/equivalent qualification in ICT
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