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Job Specification – Systems Manager / Technical Consultant


AdvanceFirst Technologies is a young and fast growing software development and professional services company that offers a wide range of business to business (B2B) software and services, increasingly in an outsourced or managed service environment.
We are now seeking an additional individual to join our Technical Team. The role is varied and as well as managing our growing array of Servers hosted at UKFast (remotely) and helping to manage our internal IT needs, the role will involve working with the Technical Services Manager on all aspects of systems and client support. Due to the fact that we are not a large company the role is multi faceted and will allow an individual to grow in many areas such as becoming an expert on all matters EDI and getting some programming experience. The role will involve some direct (face to face) and indirect (telephone) support responsibilities so good communication skills are essential (both written and verbal) along with some experience of a similar IT support environment. Full participation in the growth and success of our company is encouraged and rewarded where possible.
The following are a list of skills and experience that would be beneficial to your application. Being able to tick everything on the list is not essential but the more breadth of skills and knowledge you can demonstrate in these areas, the more likely you are to be of interest to us:


  • Previous experience working in a senior systems support role as a member of a team
  • Living within commuting distance of Shepperton, Middlesex
  • Good knowledge of systems and communications
  • Demonstrate potential for a future leadership role
  • Managing the resolution of client support issues from initiation to resolution
  • Good clear spoken and written English
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Technical skills should include:
    • Supporting systems on a Windows Server
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Implementing and supporting data communication protocols, including FTP, SFTP, AS2, HTTP
    • Implementing and managing IIS servers
    • XML, XSL and scripting languages such as VBScript, ASP, C# and Powershell
    • Experience of ERPs, system analysis and writing technical documents
    • Experience and knowledge of EDI systems and standards would be a distinct advantage


If you think you have the necessary skills to fulfil this exciting role, please send you job application with full CV to: –

Peter Thomas (Managing Director) – peter.thomas@advancefirst.com