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Software Support Analyst


This is an exciting career development opportunity to work in a friendly, family owned, progressive food and farming business based at a rural location in an open plan low density office.

The Role

Reporting to the Group ICT Manager you will:

  • Support and code internal BI Software (Qlik)
  • Assist with new software projects to ensure smooth transition, successful implementation and compatibility with existing systems
  • Work alongside the Database Coordinator to develop knowledge of existing software in-house with a view to enhance and further develop such applications.
  • Assist with general IT support.

The Candidate

The role will suit a Graduate level software developer.  You will be responsive and user focused to ensure the needs of clients and colleagues are met in a timely, friendly and cost effective manner.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Graduate level qualification in Computer Science or equivalent course
  • Experience with Python or C# and Microsoft SQL
  • Ability and motivation to actively seek new frameworks in the open source community
  • Ability to be flexible, resourceful and quick to learn and adapt to change
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong team player
  • Previous IT Support role experience would be desirable but not essential
  • Salary dependent on skills and experience

Responsible for

  • Supporting the Group ICT Manager with ICT helpdesk issues
  • Attending and contributing to Company software meetings
  • Assisting Database Co-ordinator to resolve issues with JSR software users
  • Ensuring JSR’s Digital Data is protected at all times by abiding to IT security standards  

Main tasks

  • Support the server and end-users using the new BI tool Qlik
  • Attending monthly IT support review meetings with the Director of Science and Technology and the Group ICT Manager
  • Assist Group ICT Manager and Database Coordinator to uplift/replace current JSR Software Systems
  • To be aware of and abide Company’s Health and Safety procedures and Pig Unit Biosecurity Guidelines
  • Assist Database Coordinator with testing the current and future software being developed
  • Study and further your knowledge to enhance your development skills


37.5 hours Mon to Fri (office hours 0830-1700) plus occasional additional hours as per the requirements of the role e.g. emergency call outs, out-of-hours upgrades or travel to remote sites.


31 days per year (including Bank Holidays)

Other benefits 

Company Health Scheme, Contributory Company Pension Scheme

Closing Date - Friday 29th May 2020

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