Visual Basic Programmer (VB6, SQL Server)

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    £45,000 - £50,000

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    Anna Farmer

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    7 months ago

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Summary and Purpose

To work with an established team of programmer/analysts and an account manager on our SCHEMATIC Insurance Brokers system with a specific focus on programming in Visual Basic (VB6) and experience of SQL Server databases.

To use experience to assist in the support and development of the team. Note the Whitespace system has been built entirely in-house.


Main Duties

Primary duties/responsibilities of the job:

· Reporting to the Client Support Manager

· Responsible for developing software to meet customer requirements in line with agreed goals

· Responsible for building own understanding of client requirements by attending internal and external meetings as required, reading appropriate bulletins and papers, working closely with colleagues

· Produce software in line with team goals and alerting the Client Support Manager of any problems which arise

· Liaise with clients about requirements and propose solutions internally

· Participate in support service for the system

· Provide ad hoc support to the Senior Leadership Team as required

· Willingness to work flexible hours at times, based on needs

· All posts at Whitespace are administratively self-servicing


Compliance & Training:

· Adhere to all company & regulatory policies and procedures as instructed

· Carry out all training provided to deadlines prescribed

· Work with compliance on IT relevant areas such as Data Security and Financial Crime

· Execute the responsibilities of a company employee acting in a lawful and ethical manner in accordance with your contract of employment and company staff handbook

· Work with department manager for own professional development, including performance appraisal and identifying and meeting training needs in order to ensure competence and compliance with current regulations


Experience Required


· Experience of programming in VB6

· Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server databases


· An understanding of full software development cycle

· Experience of client liaison and support

· Experience in .NET and C#


Education / Training / Qualifications Required

· Degree desirable but not essential


Knowledge / Skills / Attributes Required

· Self starter

· Strong verbal and written communication skills

· Excellent listening, negotiating and presentation skills

· Understanding of Stakeholder management

· Understanding of client needs and ability to react to those

· Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

· Solid experience with MS Office

· Willingness to learn and be agile in a fast-paced environment

· Experience of working in a team of programmers and support analysts

· Ability to operate collaboratively with colleagues is essential

· Ability to listen and retain new information quickly to disseminate to relevant internal stakeholders

· Entry level understanding of the global Insurance Industry


Knowledge / Skills / Attributes Desired 

· Understanding of insurance acronyms and terminology

· Broad understanding of the London Insurance Market

· An interest in technological advances in Insuretech