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Job Summary

As a successful candidate you will be working in the IRIS Accountancy Solutions business unit.  This part of IRIS produces software for UK accountancy practices.  The development team is split in to three specialist areas – Accounts Production, Tax and Core Systems.  You will be working as part of a small team to deliver solutions to user stories and requirements in an agile environment. The role is a challenging and dynamic one, with key deadlines to be hit. The role will require learning new skills and bringing a focused attitude to the tasks. You will be involved in varied technical solutions, ranging from C and C++ through to the latest .NET technologies using C#. These applications form part of an integrated suite, based around a core SQL database.

Main Responsibilities

  • Translating technical requirements into application code and modules.
  • Making modifications to existing software applications and modules in accordance with written specifications and industry standards.
  • Developing and integrating software solutions per written specifications.
  • Developing software application modules using disciplined software development processes.
  • Participating in reviews of own work and in reviews of the work of colleagues.
  • Unit testing of modules they have developed or modified, ensuring application meets needs of client and business.


Key Relationships

  • Agile team
  • Team Leader
  • Development Manager


  • BSC or equivalent in a software engineering discipline


  • A systematic, disciplined and analytical approach
  • Experience of formal software development lifecycle
  • Producing accurate estimates for assigned tasks
  • Good experience of developing with relational databases, preferably SQL Server 2005 and above. Should have good transact-SQL plus experience of using stored procedure and database functions
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of writing GUI based database applications
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of writing applications in C/C++, with additional experience in C# being an advantage
  • Windows application software engineering / programming skills with balance of .Net and legacy windows forms work Desirable
  • Good experience of Microsoft Visual Studio Desirable


  • Problem Solving
  • Analytical
  • Strong communication skills

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Closing date:
31 Jan 2014


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