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Graduate Systems Engineer

East Midlands, Northamptonshire
Circa £25k
Degree Discipline & Classification
Educated to The Graduate standard- Relevant degree
UCAS Points
Job Ref
TGR 1925

About Our Client

Our global client delivers system design solutions for the logistic industry across the globe, working with a range of blue-chip clients, including: Coca Cola, Thatcher’s, Britvic and many more! You will be required to join the systems team, working as part of a team offering a service to blue chip companies across the world with excellent customer service.

Roles & Responsibilities

An exciting new opportunity for an IT savvy graduate to join a dynamic firm and progress.
The main focus: To develop and test computer software for warehouse management and control systems.

You will start with the business on an induction Program, going out to visit client sites to get a good understanding of the systems currently in place and developing knowledge. You will shadow other members of the team and gradually work on your own projects.


  • Develop software as per the system and module design documentation produced for projects, adhering to SOLID principles.
  • Carry out unit testing to ensure that the software performs as per the design and according to company standards (with respect to screen layouts, behaviour etc.).
  • Develop software within the time specified, or provide early feedback where this is not possible.
  • Use experience gained on previous projects and in previous companies to challenge design where there is a more appropriate solution.
  • Use the agreed change control mechanism to do so the issue logging system (currently Jira) to report upon faults in core package software.
  • Use the company development tools and computer systems provided for your role
  • Assist with software build deliveries to test and site environments
  • Follow Company Health and Safety procedures and responsibilities

The job holder will:

  • Be prepared to travel to client sites
  • Be assessed on software completion dates – targeted vs. actual.
  • Be assessed on software quality – number of faults found during functional, beta and acceptance testing.
  • Be assessed on their contribution to project success – attitude, contribution of ideas to improve project, commitment to team meetings.
  • Be assessed on their contribution to the overall team performance e.g. attitude to work, contribution to team meetings, improvement suggestions, effective use of free time


Skills Required


  • Degree educated in a relevant technical field
  • Programming Languages. experience in relevant coding languages (C++, Java).
  • Works well in a team, natural collaborator
  • Strongly supportive of the line manager
  • Can work within a matrix environment (does not mind being called on to help out a different team for a short-term piece of work, does not mind taking direction from different project managers as teams change.)
  • Commitment to task (able to start and persist with specific course of action while exhibiting high motivation and a sense of urgency; willing to commit to long hours of work at key point where this becomes necessary.
  • English – fluent in written and spoken English
  • High level of communication skills
  • Mobility – willing to stay away from home, work in different locations and on client sites when necessary (approx. 10% of time)
  • Driving License


  • Self- Organising
  • Can take on constructive feedback well
  • Escalates problems when they can no longer take action to resolve issues
  • Problem solving & decision making
  • Operating Systems: understanding of Unix based operating systems. Able to write shell scripts.
  • ISAM model databases – knowledge of access mechanisms.
  • Relational model databases – knowledge of access mechanisms.
  • Use of Code Management System – some experience
  • Use of coding standards – familiar with standards
  • Continuous Improvement – looks for opportunities for process improvement
  • Commercial Programming Experience – at least 6 months.
  • Unit Testing – Able to create and execute Unit Test scripts. Understands the company standards.
  • IT – deep and broad understanding of information technology.


  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Range of flexible benefits
  • Option to buy extra holiday (from November)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Private medical care – option to purchase through the business
  • Free car parking
  • Nest Pension
  • Exciting career progression with a global employer
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays


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