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Vacancies

Over the last decade Point74 have seen significant growth and now have a number of exciting positions available:

  • Software Delivery Consultant (£20-25k + Private Health + Bonus)
  • Internal Services Analyst (£20-25k + Private Health + Bonus)
  • Quality Assurance Analyst (£20-26k + Private Health + Bonus)

Software Delivery Consultant

The Role

This exciting opportunity will involve working with our Senior Delivery Consultants to help them deliver and manage software application projects across the Food Industry. This will include data analysis and reporting, business process analysis and project management, as well as client visitations and support.

We are looking for a technically minded, intelligent and enthusiastic individual who will relish the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the growth of this dynamic business. Point74 are offering the successful candidate the opportunity to develop their skills within the IT industry and begin a progressive career path, with considerable rewards, in this exciting and modern business.

The ideal applicant will have a passion and aptitude for computer software and systems, be well presented and have obtained a 2-1 or higher in a scientific degree (ie. Computer Science, Mathematics or related subject).

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing support for the senior analysts and software development teams
  • Accompanying senior analysts on client consultations
  • Configuring database settings and customised technical outputs
  • Preparing and supporting delivery of client training sessions
  • Software testing and QA management

Further Responsibilities (post training programme)

  • Scope, configure and deliver bespoke technical solutions
  • Manage complex projects and consult with high profile clients
  • Shape and contribute to the development of the product and its evolution
  • Analyse and solve complex business problems

Key Skills

  • Strong mathematical, problem solving and technical skills
  • Self-motivated, highly organised and able to manage time effectively
  • First-rate analytical skills with good attention to detail
  • A working knowledge of spreadsheets (in particular Excel) and databases
  • Professional, articulate and able to communicate well at all levels

Please send your CV and a covering letter, explaining why you are suitable for this exciting opportunity, to hr@point74.co.uk.

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Internal Services Analyst

The Role

This graduate role will involve working in our Internal Services team, to provide technical assistance with the delivery and implementation of software development projects across the UK and globally. This will include data analysis, technical reporting, use of SQL and internal reporting systems to assist business decisions for both internal and external projects.

We are looking for a technically minded, intelligent and enthusiastic individual who will relish the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the growth of this dynamic business. Point74 are offering the successful candidate the opportunity to develop their skills within the IT industry and begin a progressive career path, with considerable rewards, in this exciting and modern business.

The ideal applicant will have a passion and aptitude for computer software and systems, as well as the ability to solve complex problems with a mind set to progress change and efficiencies within a business environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting with data manipulation and database imports for Business Analysts working with external clients
  • Maintaining and developing Business Intelligence reports and dashboards in line with business requirements
  • Maintaining existing solutions and following processes to keep the business up to date on Key Performance Indicators and developments
  • Identifying and performing enhancements to existing systems to ensure best use of technology deployment
  • Working in collaboration with all levels of the business to identify user needs and building technical solutions

Core Skills (Required)

  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Strong data analysis skills
  • Knowledge of T-SQL (running and using – writing not essential)
  • Stack trace interpretation
  • Excellent problem solving skills (with experience of software bug finding and reporting\resolution)

Advanced Skills (Preferable)

  • Power BI development & maintenance
  • Power Query (M)
  • DAX

Please send your CV and a covering letter, explaining why you are suitable for this exciting opportunity, to hr@point74.co.uk.

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Quality Assurance Analyst

The Role

Point74 Ltd are a rapidly growing supplier of cutting edge software to leading food manufacturing businesses. Over the last decade Point74 have seen significant growth and now have another exciting opportunity available; we are currently looking for a Quality Assurance Analyst to join our highly innovative team. The successful individual will contribute to our Quality and Customer Support process by ensuring our Software product meets the established standards throughout the Agile Development process and will also support our application at 1st contact, to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction.

As a Quality Assurance Analyst, you will work as part of a team devoted to making sure that the existing software is of the highest quality and supported efficiently. You will be involved with a blend of technical problem solving, including Automated UI testing and administration tasks; working with various stakeholders to record and resolve a range of quality and support tasks. The role will require a balance of technical skills, business knowledge, troubleshooting expertise, and excellent soft skills.

Our comprehensive induction process is delivered by our industry leading experts, which will quickly bring the successful applicant up to speed with both our product and internal processes.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure existing quality assurance standards are adhered to throughout agile development process
  • Verify software development to ensure finished product quality
  • Document quality assurance activities using an agile user story / product backlog system
  • Contribute towards the continuous improvement (through retrospective sessions) of quality assurance policies and processes
  • Deliver professional 1st line client and product support remotely via phone, email and online communications on an ad-hoc basis
  • Investigate the root cause and impact of incidents; escalating to 2nd and 3rd line support and management where appropriate
  • Ensure all investigations and work undertaken is logged in a timely and comprehensive manner
  • Contribute towards support documentation (both internal and client facing) e.g. Wiki, user guides, help text, video tutorials, webinars etc
  • Monitor progress of requests for support and ensure users and other interested parties are kept informed
  • Work alongside project teams (business analysts, developers and quality teams) during the agile development process

Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience of Quality Assurance or User Acceptance Testing desirable
  • Knowledge of tools, concepts and methodologies of QA desirable
  • Certification of Quality Assurance (ISEB/ISTQB) desirable
  • Experience in supporting Web based applications working within a 1st/2nd line support role
  • Ability to deal with both technical and non-technical staff and all levels of management
  • Excellent organisational, interpersonal skills
  • An all-round great communicator
  • Good technical skills including Microsoft Office and databases (SQL)
  • A levels or equivalent, degree desirable

Key Competencies

  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills - verbal and written
  • Problem analysis and problem solving
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Able to work well in a team and independently
  • Keeping calm and focused in moments of pressure

Please send your CV and a covering letter, explaining why you are suitable for this exciting opportunity, to qa@point74.co.uk.

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