JOB PURPOSE

Working as part of the Information & Technology Unit the successful candidate will be a key member of the IT Team. We are seeking to recruit an applications specialist to assist the applications team to evaluate, maintain and enhance IT applications. The successful candidate will have access to a lot of training and further development, while also gaining exposure to new I.T systems


  • Develop and maintain the portfolio of business applications managed by the IT Department
  • Ability to deliver all aspects of software development from database design, to front end design and development
  • Extract data from SQL databases for reporting purposes.
  • Work with the business to develop efficient business processes and applications to support the business needs
  • To take on new tasks as required and to use the tools provided to continue to learn and develop within the role

Technical Requirements

  • Strong skills in SQL Server incl. T-SQL, SSIS and SSAS,
  • Experience in front end web development technologies including C#, .Net, MVC architecture,  IIS, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Good working knowledge of reporting technologies; SQL Server Reporting Services, Power BI and similar technologies e.g. Tableau.
  • Experience in Databases and Data Relationships
  • Working knowledge of Networks, Cloud & Business Applications including Office 365 and Microsoft Azure.
  • Develop and maintain the portfolio of business applications managed by the IT Department. 

Key Skills

  • Proven project management capability in implementing technical projects and bringing them to a successful completion.
  •  Strong experience in managing database implementations particularly MS SQL server.
  • Expert Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proven track record in the definition of user requirements both business and IT
  • Experience in implementing reporting solutions
  • Good knowledge of security principles as the relate to application development and management
  • Collaborative working style with a track record of contributing effectively to team activity.



Communications and Personal Effectiveness

Creativity and Innovation

Client focused Relationship Building

Teamwork & Collaboration


Project Management

Additional Requirements:

  • The successful candidate must have at least 3 years’ experience in a development role.
  • An IT degree in computer science or a related field is essential
  • Microsoft certification on relevant technologies is desirable.
  • Ability to prioritise and organise and work on own initiative
  • Ability to liaise successfully between users and technical specialists
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills in order to deal effectively with a wide range of stakeholder
  • Excellent trouble-shooting and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to write concise, accurate reports and to make appropriate and well considered decisions
  • To demonstrate flexibility in undertaking additional tasks as may be assigned;
  • Maintain confidentiality and a high level of professionalism at all times.

Salary: €42,306 per annum, non negotiable

Yearly increments of €2,315 to a maximum of €60,987

Closing date: Friday, 24th May 2019