EDI Careers – Job Vacancies

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

 

Job Specification – AS400 / RPG Analyst Programmer with EDI Mapping – Mid level (Intercept-400 experience and knowledge a distinct advantage)

 

Skills – AS400 / i-Series, RPG400, RPG ILE, Free Format RPG, B2B, SQL, EDI… Intercept-400 experience

 

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 person to join our Technical Team. The role is varied and as well as helping to monitor and manage our growing array of Servers hosted at UKFast the role will involve working with the Technical Services Manager on all aspects of systems and client support as well as specialist product support.

The most important part of this role is to become the Intercept-400 product specialist which the company needs to focus in on from a support and development perspective. This role should however allow an individual to grow in many areas such as becoming an expert on all matters EDI and getting some additional 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. Experience of working with Intercept-400 will be a distinct advantage. Full participation in the growth and success of our company is encouraged and rewarded where possible.

We are looking for an Analyst Programmer/client/software support specialist, with around 3 – 5 years full life cycle development experience under their belt with the knowledge of B2B EDI mapping and of Intercept-400.

 

Essential skills:

 

You will need to have technical skills in RPG400 / ILE / Free Format RPG, B2B, EDI preferably gained from within an end-user environment ideally covering:

  • Full development lifecycle expertise
  • Able to communicate at all levels
  • Work unsupervised, prioritising work based on business impact
  • Software troubleshooting experience
  • Able to support clients with Intercept-400 software for EDI mapping
  • Tradacom, EDIFACT and ANSI X12 messaging standard knowledge
  • Supporting EDI systems for various retail mapping requirements
  • Can-do attitude with a determination to see the job through to resolution
  • Retail experience is highly desirable
  • Customer focused and approachable
  • Living within commuting distance of Shepperton, Middlesex

 

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