Business Systems Developer/Engineer - KTP Associate - Fixed Term for 18 months

£34,000 - £42,000

Birmingham, West Midlands - 18 months

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Job description

Hockley Mint Limited (HM) and The School of Computing and Digital Technology at Birmingham City University (BCU) are seeking to appoint a high calibre Business Systems Developer/Engineer. The position is for 18 months. The expected start date is as soon as is practical

The successful graduate will be based full time at Hockley Mint Limited (Birmingham) (B18 6NG) and will lead on the technical development of the project and be supported by academics from BCU’s School of Computing and Digital Technology.

The School of Computing and Digital Technology at Birmingham City University (BCU) is partnering with Hockley Mint on a 18-month Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP).

This position forms part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme co-funding by a grant through Innovate UK. It is essential you understand how KTP works with business and the University, and the vital role you will play if you successfully secure this position. KTPs offer a wide range of benefits including access to a £3,000 Personal Development budget to upskill during the project. For more information on KTP please go to https://bcuadvantage.co.uk/innovate/ktp/

Responsibilities:

The role requires the successful candidate to work closely and effectively with the company’s IT and management staff as well as BCU staff, taking a leading role to:
– Analyse and re-design the existing business processes to improve end-to-end integration.
– Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to gather the business system requirements.
– Design, develop, test and deploy the newly developed JewelleryChain system – the modular and scalable bespoke business system within the company and replace the existing legacy system.
– Integrate the new system with existing HM systems to manage ordering and stock handling.
– Embed interactive reporting capabilities and dashboard, preferably using Ms PowerBI
– Develop a strategic and ambitious long-term plan for the use of JewelleryChain system within the company, enabling effective workflows and informed decision making.
– Embed and exploit the knowledge and expertise transferred during the project within the company and communicate any technical concepts appropriately and effectively to different stakeholders.
– Perform administrative tasks relevant to the project, as assigned by the line manager.
– Author reports for all stakeholders showing the progress of the project.
– Document research output in research papers and contribute to publications of international quality journals/conference during the KTP.

Skills and Experience:

Essential

– Good understanding of information systems
– Working knowledge of DevOps practices system architecting and design
– Working Knowledge of SQL, Database Design and implementation
– Working Knowledge of Interactive Reporting Dashboards tools, preferably Ms PowerBI
– Working knowledge of Issue tracking and Project Management software
– A deep understanding of Application Interface programming developments (APIs) such as Rest APIs.
– Practical working experience of latest software development approach such as Microservices.
– Understanding of systems integration and change management
– Knowledge of business process modelling methods

Desirable

– Completion of substantial system development and/or business process re-engineering project in either University or industry.

Personal Qualities:

– Enthusiastic, self-motivated and able to take a proactive role that will successfully deliver the work plan in the proposal.
– Practical interpersonal skills to establish good working relationships with colleagues, stakeholders and industrial partners.
– Excellent communication skills to express ideas adequately and articulate complicated matters between the academics and the company project team members either orally or in writing.
– Excellent analytical, problem-solving and computational skills along with being Adept at applying knowledge to commercial projects, driving value and making an impact where possible;
– Strong leadership and project management skills.

For more information on the role please contact Adel Aneiba at Adel.aneiba@bcu.ac.uk or Gerald Feldman at Gerald.feldman@bcu.ac.uk.

Project description

The role requires the successful candidate to work closely and effectively with the company’s IT and management staff as well as BCU staff, taking a leading role to:

– Analyse and re-design the existing business processes to improve end-to-end integration.
– Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to gather the business system requirements.
– Design, develop, test and deploy the newly developed JewelleryChain system – the modular and scalable bespoke business system within the company and replace the existing legacy system.
– Integrate the new system with existing HM systems to manage ordering and stock handling.
– Embed interactive reporting capabilities and dashboard, preferably using Ms PowerBI

About the business

Hockley Mint Ltd is a prestigious award-winning Jewellery manufacturer and has been in business for over 65 years. HM designs & manufactures bespoke and batch jewellery for large retailers, retail outlets and direct retail alliances – further information can be found here https://www.hockleymint.co.uk/

Jewellery manufacturer

IT - Business Systems Developer/Engineer

Essential - Educated to degree level in computer science or applied computing discipline with a First Class (or 2:1 Honours). Desirable - A Master’s degree or PhD [awarded, recently submitted or near completion] in computing or closely related discipline will be an advantage

12 January 2022

31 January 2022

21 March 2022

092021-408-R


Hockley Mint Limited (HM) and The School of Computing and Digital Technology at Birmingham City University (BCU) are seeking to appoint a high calibre Business Systems Developer/Engineer. The position is for 18 months. The expected start date is as soon as is practical

The successful graduate will be based full time at Hockley Mint Limited (Birmingham) (B18 6NG) and will lead on the technical development of the project and be supported by academics from BCU’s School of Computing and Digital Technology.

The School of Computing and Digital Technology at Birmingham City University (BCU) is partnering with Hockley Mint on a 18-month Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP).

This position forms part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme co-funding by a grant through Innovate UK. It is essential you understand how KTP works with business and the University, and the vital role you will play if you successfully secure this position. KTPs offer a wide range of benefits including access to a £3,000 Personal Development budget to upskill during the project. For more information on KTP please go to https://bcuadvantage.co.uk/innovate/ktp/

Responsibilities:

The role requires the successful candidate to work closely and effectively with the company’s IT and management staff as well as BCU staff, taking a leading role to:
– Analyse and re-design the existing business processes to improve end-to-end integration.
– Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to gather the business system requirements.
– Design, develop, test and deploy the newly developed JewelleryChain system – the modular and scalable bespoke business system within the company and replace the existing legacy system.
– Integrate the new system with existing HM systems to manage ordering and stock handling.
– Embed interactive reporting capabilities and dashboard, preferably using Ms PowerBI
– Develop a strategic and ambitious long-term plan for the use of JewelleryChain system within the company, enabling effective workflows and informed decision making.
– Embed and exploit the knowledge and expertise transferred during the project within the company and communicate any technical concepts appropriately and effectively to different stakeholders.
– Perform administrative tasks relevant to the project, as assigned by the line manager.
– Author reports for all stakeholders showing the progress of the project.
– Document research output in research papers and contribute to publications of international quality journals/conference during the KTP.

Skills and Experience:

Essential

– Good understanding of information systems
– Working knowledge of DevOps practices system architecting and design
– Working Knowledge of SQL, Database Design and implementation
– Working Knowledge of Interactive Reporting Dashboards tools, preferably Ms PowerBI
– Working knowledge of Issue tracking and Project Management software
– A deep understanding of Application Interface programming developments (APIs) such as Rest APIs.
– Practical working experience of latest software development approach such as Microservices.
– Understanding of systems integration and change management
– Knowledge of business process modelling methods

Desirable

– Completion of substantial system development and/or business process re-engineering project in either University or industry.

Personal Qualities:

– Enthusiastic, self-motivated and able to take a proactive role that will successfully deliver the work plan in the proposal.
– Practical interpersonal skills to establish good working relationships with colleagues, stakeholders and industrial partners.
– Excellent communication skills to express ideas adequately and articulate complicated matters between the academics and the company project team members either orally or in writing.
– Excellent analytical, problem-solving and computational skills along with being Adept at applying knowledge to commercial projects, driving value and making an impact where possible;
– Strong leadership and project management skills.

For more information on the role please contact Adel Aneiba at Adel.aneiba@bcu.ac.uk or Gerald Feldman at Gerald.feldman@bcu.ac.uk.