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Job Reference: G18/35
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: IT/Software Development
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £21k-£30k dependent upon experience
Location: Nettleham, Lincolnshire
G4S Region: UK & Ireland
Country:United Kingdom

G4S Business Unit:
Closing Date: 25/03/2018
Package Description: N/A

Job Introduction:

In 2012 G4S and Lincolnshire Police formed a Strategic Partnership and we are now currently looking for individuals who are interested in joining us as a IT Solutions Analyst.

This is a full time position for 40 hours per week. The post is based at Lincolnshire Police Headquarters, Nettleham. The benefits of working from this location include; free car parking and 24 hours use of a free gym.

The Solutions Analyst will provide technical support for applications used by the business. The role will be responsible for diagnosing issues to determine underlying problems, providing fixes or workarounds and escalating problems to third party providers if necessary.

The Solutions Analyst will write/develop scripts, routines and small application systems to meet business requirements. The role will also implement these developed solutions and take responsibility to identify and action further improvements.

The Solutions Analyst will act as a conduit to the business for solutions scoping. This would involve communicating effectively with the business to ascertain solution requirements using business analyst skills. The role should always be examining workflows and processes and use creative thinking to define new effective approaches.

The Solutions Analyst will be responsible for documenting fixes, solutions and requirements in a concise manor to aid knowledge transfer and corporate memory.

The role focuses the majority of it time (approx. 60%) around application support, 30% around developing scripts/fixes/apps and 10% around business   analysis.

It is essential for an individual in this post to create and maintain positive communications to ensure effective working relationships with individuals, teams and colleagues.

Role Responsibility:

  • Uses software development knowledge of languages such as MS Dotnet, java and ASP to create scripts and front end applications.
  • Create tables, views, stored procedures within databases in conjunction with application development.
  •  Captures requirements, creates use cases, and prepares written functional specifications for subsequent feasibility analysis, technical design and implementation
  • Identifies gaps or inefficiencies between business market requirements and existing or proposed solutions and develops recommendations for improvement
  • Analyse and optimise business and technical processes
  • Provide application support as required by the business.

The Ideal Candidate:

Key Competencies

  • Awareness of the market environment 
  • Driving change
  • Delivering strategy
  • Leading people
  • Delivering performance
  • Working with complexity
  • Managing professionally
  • Customer thinking
  • Collaborating and co-operating

Essential Skills and Knowledge

  • Knowledge of development/ scripting languages and frameworks such as .NET, Java, asp, xml, xslt.
  • Develop software and work with Oracle and SQL databases.
  • Be able to write and understand database queries.
  • Ability to problem-solve.
  • Ability to produce good quality  documentation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally.
  • Ability to create working prototypes at a variety of levels of fidelity, independently or as part of a team.
  • Full UK Driving License.

Desirable Skills and Knowledge

  • Business analysis knowledge
  • Understand Prince2 and Agile project management methodologies
  • Write SSIS packages
  • Write stored procedures and functions for databases


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