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IT Systems Developer

Meridian Business Support





Posted: 05/08/2022

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Job Role: IT Systems Developer
Location: Exeter (Office based role)
Salary: £36k p.a

An exciting opportunity to join and expanding IT team as an IT Systems Developer and to contribute to the collective IT team objectives, namely.

High availability of all computerised systems

Compliant system security

Data integrity

Smooth and efficient usability of all systems

Maximising end user confidence in IT systems and of the IT team

Proactive and positive approach to all IT challenges

Commitment to achieving individual, team and Company goals and deadlines

Provide the highest level of internal and external customer service possible in order to maximise every commercial advantage.


Ongoing development and expansion of the Company’s MS-SQL-based CRM solution, Infor (SalesLogix). The use of CRM covers all post-sale customer-related technical issues, field engineer activities, the tracking of distributed products, e-marketing, supplier contract management and the management of various online services through integrated web services. All aspects of integration to both internal and external system are to be documented and source code version controlled.

Sage ERP 1000 V3 is the core MS-SQL-based ERP solution used within the Group. There are various in-house add-ons that provide added value client functionality to improve key operational areas of the business. These key programmes are to be developed further to provide in multiple modules.

The development and support of the ongoing roll-out of the in-house (Visual Studio, .Net / SQL / Windows CE) MS-SQL-based barcode scanning solution that automates stock receipts, location control, production picking and sales distribution from all the Group’s main warehouses. Where appropriate, redefining the technical specification and design to meet local requirements and technology advancements will be required to keep the solution open to future upgrades and enhancements.

The Company’s web strategy, focusing on systems integration on all levels. Using the WordPress and Woo Commerce e-commerce platforms we have a commitment to integrate with our existing ERP and CRM solution to improve data accuracy and streamline process flow. Typically, this ranges from dealer online search statistics and end user information into CRM to a fully operational B2C and B2B capability. A combination of PHP, SQL and MySQL skills and a close working relationship with the web developers in the Marketing team are key to ensuring a stable but flexible working platform. Assistance with the migration to SiteVision and React will be essential.

Further develop and maintain all the Company’s extranet web portals and maximise the process integration benefits.

Internal and external systems integration utilising generic and 3rd party API’s. These replicate business system functionality and must be used in accordance with best practice. All source code is to be version controlled and fully documented.

Expand on the interfacing of the existing electronic documentation archive solution with existing business applications.

Provide additional internal mobile productivity apps on iOS or Android platforms.

Improve the automation of MS-Office processes by programming VB and macro add-ins.

Extend the usefulness of Orbis Taskcenter by assessing and implementing additional modules available.

The delivery of all other forms of systems integration in association with internal and external developer resource. This requirement is aimed at streamlining all transactional processing or data capture and minimising data duplication so that reporting and business analysis is simple, timely and accurate.

All systems development work to be fully documented, approved and published in the IT Knowledgebase and/or source code repository.

Mobile solutions are becoming more integral to the field operations. The requirements and specification reviews will be conducted for the next phase of these.

Be responsible for providing new, and maintaining existing, management information reporting systems namely the Group’s MS-SQL and MS-Access databases, MS-Excel, ODBC connections and the accurate and timely output of management reporting requirements.

Work with all Departments on a proactive level to deliver integrated system solutions that replace any existing inefficient manual, paper-based or electronic processes. End users must be provided with fully tested and documented solutions on which they have been adequately trained.

Quickly develop a strong commercial and operational knowledge of the Company. It requires the ability to thoroughly assess and prioritise the requirements in delivering high quality, accurate and timely output. The ability to see the requirement through the eyes of the end user and balance this with the strategic objectives of the Company is essential in ensuring that resources are appropriately utilised.

A strong understanding of all the Group’s data structures and operational systems usage is essential with emphasis on product group hierarchy and customer and supplier markets.

Perform tasks and deliver requirements as part of a project team or on an individual basis.

Provide cover as a technical resource in assisting users to resolve problems with equipment and data and any operational assistance within the IT team on an-hoc basis.

The person will: -

Be educated to Degree level in Computer Science or a relevant numerical / scientific discipline;

Have a strong commercial background with evidence of delivering benefits in a multi-functional organisation. The position involves considerable liaison with other staff throughout the business, therefore it is essential that the incumbent can demonstrate an awareness of how their contribution will add value to the Company’s operations;

Demonstrate a solid understanding of ERP, CRM, web-based and desktop productivity systems. Prior knowledge of ERP and CRM systems such as Sage 1000 and Infor (SalesLogix) CRM would be advantageous;

Have proven experience of successfully developing and implementing B2C / B2B / WMS solutions would be distinctly advantageous;

Have proven experience of developing in the following languages or environments; .NET, Visual Studio, MS-SQL 2008 upwards, VBA, VBS, C#, C++, RDBMS, JavaScript, jQuery, jSon. Demonstrable knowledge of ASP.Net, XML, Web API, Web forms, PHP, CSS and HTML would be beneficial;

Have experience in mobile app development;

Adopt a structured methodology to analysis, design, testing, delivery and support in carrying out all aspects of the role;

Be diligent in generating and maintaining accurate and relevant technical documentation;

Be able to cope with competing demands and be proficient in prioritising tasks;

Keep abreast of technical developments in their field and show a desire to acquire further applicable skills through research and training;

Be a self-starter in carrying out set tasks;

Be receptive to assistance in determining strategic objectives and goals;

Have the ability to quickly relate to, help and train the end user;

Proactive interaction with colleagues in all areas of the business is required. Therefore excellent written and verbal communication skills are key to building strong working relationships;

Have strong listening and questioning skills;

Demonstrate a flexible approach to working patterns appropriate to project delivery timescales;

Be able to plan their own workload and demonstrate time management skills that ensure tasks are completed within target deadlines;

Have the ability to work independently or part of a team.

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