The Defined Contribution Pensions Systems Developer will be part of the Development Team and will be responsible for the design, development and maintenance of existing Defined Contribution Pension System.
The role of the Defined Contribution Pension Systems Developer will be to enhance and maintain our Defined Contribution Pension System and provide support for the existing functionality within our systems. The successful candidate will need to liaise with the Business Analysis team, End Users and third party service providers as appropriate.
This position requires a passion for technical design, development, problem solving, and the ability to learn new concepts quickly.
The successful candidate must be able to take ownership for assigned tasks and be responsible for gathering and/or filtering requirements, impact analysis and specifying business and IT solutions for projects and/or enhancement request to the Defined Contribution Pension system.
Interact with other developers, business analysts and business stake holders to produce a high level technical specification/solution document ensuring technical compatibility and end user satisfaction.
Produce logical systems design models where appropriate in conjunction with Senior Systems Analyst/System Architect.
Convincing and presenting proposals by way of high level solutions to end users and/or stake holders.
Compile and maintain system test conditions and test cases reflecting requirements documentation. Execute test scripts against new system functionality to ensure that the system meets requirements. Regression test system where applicable.
Maintain system test documentation to ensure completeness.
The ideal candidate will have experience of working within a large Defined Contribution Pension Scheme that had multiple fund managers.
Able to grasp new concepts quickly, demonstrating understanding of the implications of technical issues on business requirements and / or operations.
Work calmly and effectively under pressure, being aware of time constraints where appropriate, such as cut-off times.
The essential skills/experience for this position are:
Understands and can communicate well on all aspects of the software development lifecycle e.g. requirements, analysis, design, implementation, testing, documentation and associated methods (Waterfall, Agile, Iterative Development, etc.).
Other highly desirable skills are;
Unix (Linux/AIX), Oracle, SQL knowledge, Language Knowledge - C and/or Pro*C, Python and/or Perl
Knowledge of using source code control system such as PVCS and GIT
Shell scripting experience
Will have strong organisational and time management skills.
Will be self-motivated, helpful and a team player.
Will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal);
Will have advanced PowerPoint skills and the ability to present complex messages and data in a visually interesting and easily digestible format.
Will have advanced Excel skills - both analytical and presentational.
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