Requirements Engineer
RELX Group plc
GBR-North West-Wilmslow
7d ago

Requirements Engineer - PROAGRICA

The Department :

IT / Technical & Product Development

Job Purpose :

Proagrica is looking for a Requirements Engineer with a good background in integration and web applications to join its expanding Systems Data and Integration Group.

This represents an exciting opportunity to join Proagrica and contribute towards the implementation of a range of supply chain and system integration projects.

The successful candidate will work within the Integrations Services Group (part of the Systems Data and Integration Group), connecting customers’ internal systems and infrastructure throughout the supply chain.

The day-to-day work will be alongside other Requirements Engineers, Customer Success Managers, Project Managers, Solution Architects and Integration / Technical Consultants, with frequent interaction with external stakeholders.

The responsibilities of the role will include (but not be limited to) identifying requirements and specifying integration / web solutions.

The primary toolset will be based on the Interlok Framework, PING Framework and Cirrus integration platform, maintained and established over many years by Adaptris part of RBI.

The role may also include some exposure to our OCR and Magento platforms.

The Requirements Engineer role will be based in the Wilmslow office and will report to the Lead Requirements Engineer.

Client sites will mostly be UK based, although some (limited) European travel may be required.

Key Accountabilities / Responsibilities :

  • To elicit and document high quality, testable customer requirements according to industry and company best practice (using use cases, user stories, process and data models and data mapping specifications, amongst others, as appropriate).
  • Work closely with the development team to manage the delivery of business and system requirements throughout development iterations, managing change and adjusting priorities as required.
  • To assist the Proagrica Sales teams, Solution Architects and Integration Services Director in identifying the most appropriate technical solution to meet the business needs of the customer.
  • This may include preparation of products for demonstrations etc.

  • To specify, agree costing and agree scheduling of sales opportunities in professionally documented form in line with company standards.
  • To assist with detailed test plans (where necessary) to be used by technical staff or QA Engineers in order to ensure the quality of the final solution.
  • To ensure that best project practices are followed, ensuring that quality assurance checks are performed and that formal handover is completed
  • To review project processes to determine opportunities for improvement and to propose changes to address them.
  • To develop the relationship with customers for whom projects are delivered, such that the likelihood of future business is increased.
  • Key Skills Required :

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Requirements elicitation skills in workshop and interview context
  • Knowledge of requirements documentation in form of use cases, user stories and natural language form
  • Experience of writing detailed functional specifications for web / integration projects
  • Experience of writing test plans for web / integration projects
  • An understanding XSLT / XML / XSD / JSON
  • Key Skills Desirable :

  • UML use case diagrams, process modelling, state modelling, etc.
  • Data Modelling especially XML Schema Design
  • A good understanding of SOA / EDI / Integration
  • An understanding of Agile development processes
  • An understanding of traditional development processes
  • Experience Required :

  • You will be educated to degree level
  • Proven experience in successful IT Business Analysis / Requirements Engineering
  • Proven experience in project or service delivery to external or internal customers
  • Adaptris Interlok (https : / / / docs / Interlok / adapter-what-is-it.html ) is an event-based framework designed to enable architects to rapidly connect different applications, communications standards and data standards to deliver an integrated solution.

    Cirrus is a best in class integration platform as a service. First deployed in 2001, Cirrus provides a scalable solution to organizations of all sizes and has successfully been deployed across multiple industry verticals.

    It allows local execution of integration to be centrally monitored and managed, along with the real-time event-based tracking which offers complete visibility into the data transactions.

    It has been designed to offer 99.999% availability whether deployed on-premise or in the cloud.

    The platform is recognised by Gartner Group and is rapidly evolving to keep pace with industry and technology trends. As such, the successful candidate can be assured that this is a role offering growth opportunities to the motivated individual.

    What is it like to work in Proagrica’s Integration Services Group?

    Proagrica’s Integrations Services Group is a well-established group that connects and supports a plethora of agricultural datasets through the use of our domain expertise and technical skills.

    The Integrations Services Group will always strive to create a very agile, sociable and friendly environment, supplemented by the surprisingly interesting use cases we are called to address as part of our integration strategy.

    Beyond the scope of the group, Proagrica itself contains numerous other opportunities on the Farm Software, Connectivity and Media fronts, providing constant opportunities for career progression.

    Furthermore, Proagrica is part of Reed Business Information a much bigger data and connectivity organisation. So, if it transpires that crops and tractors are not your thing, perhaps airplanes might turn out to be more interesting!

    About Reed Business Information

    Reed Business Information (RBI) provides information, analytics and data to business professionals worldwide. Our strong global products and services hold market-

    leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors including banking, petrochemicals and aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every day.

    RBI is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

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    RBI is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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