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Systems Developer – Archant Information Services, Norwich


Brand: Archant

Location: Norwich (Head Office)

Closing date: June 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 group.applications@archant.co.uk.

Closing date for receiving applications is Friday 22nd June 2018.

ABOUT US

We are Archant. The UK’s leading local media company.

Archant people are driven, motivated and passionate about positive change.

We are proud of our history…of our trusted, market-leading heritage newspaper and magazine brands that remain an integral part of everyday life.

But we’re forward-thinking people too. We obsess about innovation, creativity, service and expertise, relentlessly striving to be the most engaging media in every community we serve.

We are on a mission to make digital marketing accessible to all. We build websites, provide complete SEO services and deliver targeted, bespoke digital campaigns that fit our clients’ objectives seamlessly.

We produce video, animation, e-newsletters, apps, blogs – content that brings storytelling to life.

We stage vibrant, celebrated, must-attend events where like-minded people come together…

And because we’re ideas people, we think fluidly. Our multi-award winning ‘New European’ national tabloid broke all records as the fastest newspaper launch in history – just nine days from concept to hitting the shops.

A few facts about us:

  • We operate over 140 news, lifestyle and special-interest brands throughout Britain.
  • Every member of our family receives ongoing development from in-house trainers, complete with interactive online learning. Over 20 modules to choose from keeps you at the top of your game.
  • There’s always something new. Hive, our in-house social media, allows you to find new friends with shared interests and have your say on all things Archant. Come join our ‘Archanteers’ and help organise some rip-roaring team nights out!
  • Archant’s state-of-the-art print centre team have won numerous awards for their service levels and green credentials. As well as our own newspapers, we print over 40 other publications for brands including The Racing Post, Classic Car Weekly and Oxfam. Our giant presses can print 22 full newspapers per second!
  • Dialogue is our content marketing agency, producing gorgeous magazines for clients including Bentley, Center Parcs, Royal Ascot and Harley Davidson.
  • We stage over 100 must-attend events per year. From intimate and interactive digital learning sessions for SMEs…to major show-stoppers at London Olympia.

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