Application Specialist

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

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  • Salary:

    Up to £500.00 per day

  • Contact:

    Stephen Slade

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Location: Remote Working
Duration: 6 months
Rate: Upto £500.00/day Ltd

Experis are seeking Application Specialists to carry out a major IFS upgrade from Apps 7 to Apps 10.

This will be a nationally run virtual project and the successful candidate will be attached to a site (Bristol, Hamilton, Leicester or Annesley).
Generally, you will work remotely, however, you will be required to attend a fortnightly face to face meeting at different sites.
For key stages of the project they will also be expected to travel to Glasgow for up to two week.


  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent
  • Full driving licence
  • SC Clearance (Desirable)

Company/Industry Knowledge:

  • Background of operating in Highly Regulated and / or Defence Industry (Desirable)
  • Experience of supporting High Availability and Critical Systems (Desirable)

General Description of Job:

  • Management of the transition of applications into the production environment. Ensure all changes are tested, documented and version controlled
  • Working with the Central IT function for the creation and management of the Application Development environments and libraries
  • Support the management and delivery of applications and configuration of the relevant installations to ensure continuous service
  • Provide a Release Management role for the promotion of application development code and configuration versions between environments
  • Responsibility for process and procedures to ensure document configuration management, modification management, build management, version controls, and gate review documentation are adhered to.
  • Provide 2nd and 3rd line support for applications. Resolution of issues to a permanent fix Implementation of minor changes and new interfaces Manage the acceptance and support of applications developed by third party companies. Perform documentation reviews and publish applications into the appropriate environment. Provide SME input to ensure applications are optimised and monitored for availability, capacity and performance

Key Technical Skills / Experience:

  • Good knowledge of IFS 7SP3.5 -Centura/IEEERP Application Suite, including;
    • Centura client
    • IEE & Web Portals: Foundation
    • Service Management
    • Financials
    • Call Centre
    • Document Management
    • Project
    • HR
    • Mobile
    • Distribution
    • Procurement
    • Time Management

  • Good knowledge of Programming Languages, Libraries & DBMS including;
    • Oracle Application Express (APEX)
    • PL/SQL, SQL (Oracle/T-SQL/ANSI), C#, ASP.NET, ASP, VB 6.0, Winforms, WPF, HTML, CSS, XML, XLS, JavaScript, XHTML, CSS, jQuery
    • Oracle (8i-11g), MS SQL Server, Java (Oracle JVM)

  • Good knowledge of Tools, Applications & principles including:
    • PL/SQL Developer, Oracle SQL Developer, Visual Studio 6 - 2013, SSMS, SSRS, Client-Server, Agile
  • Worked in a challenging and complex organisation and demonstrable experience of supporting business and technical change
  • Ability to deal with and manage conflict whilst building successful business relationships across a range of stakeholder groups
  • Resolution of technical application issues and problems with the operational teams
  • Experience of working with / through problems and issues to meet agreed SLAs
  • Managing the resolution queue of IT software application issues and problems through a Service Desk platform
  • Understanding the alignment between technical applications and business requirements