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Systems Developer – Archant Information Services, Norwich

Brand: Archant

Location: Norwich (Head Office)

Closing date: Jan. 22, 2018

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Archant Information Services, predominantly based in Norwich, is responsible for providing IT support to Archant employees throughout the Group. Day to day, this starts with our in-house 1st line Service Desk, through to 2nd and 3rd line technical support teams. Internal development teams support business needs and requirements to deliver small, medium and large projects.

We are currently looking for a systems developer to join our talented and progressive team. The role will give exposure to all aspects of the software development life cycle, from analysis of requirements to programming solutions and providing integrated test plans.

Key responsibilities will be:

  • Leading the development of bespoke software
  • Enhancement of existing in-house written applications with features using VB.NET and C#
  • Author design documents based on methodical analysis of business and system requirements
  • Implement internal organisational standards and best practices for software development

Either through work or study the successful candidate must have a basic understanding of database relational theory from normalisation and referential integrity, to general data extraction and manipulation through SQL queries. Exposure to the event-driven programming paradigm in a Windows client environment with the ability to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of VB.NET and its usage in a commercial environment would be an advantage.

As well as a background in development, you will have the ability to communicate and build relationships with people at all levels and be able to plan and manage your own workload working within tight deadlines.

Archant is a privately owned media company that employs around 1,400 staff. It is the fifth largest regional newspaper publisher in the UK with titles in East Anglia, London, Kent and the South West, publishing 1.6 million copies a week in print and reaching six million readers [a month] online. Its portfolio of more than 50 news brands includes many magazines and numerous digital products.

We offer a competitive salary, depending on experience. Additional benefits include 5 weeks’ annual leave and a contributory pension scheme, Archant Gold (charity matched funding), tax-free Cycle to Work Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, holiday discounts, access to a discount shopping website offering online and in-store discounts, reloadable cards & cash-back, Best Doctors and Doctors Online (medical advice), Employee Care Counselling and Advisory Service, Canada Life Bereavement and Probate Service, Westfield Health Scheme, retirement gift, long service award and Give as You Earn tax-free donations to charity.

To apply for this vacancy please either submit your CV or complete an application form and email it to

Closing date for receiving applications is Monday 22nd January 2018.

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