IFS Applications Consultant (HOME BASED)

IFS Applications Consultant (HOME BASED)


Duration: 6-12 months

Contract Rate: £500 per day LTD (outside of IR35)

Location: Home based with occasional regional office visits. Regular travel to other UK locations for meetings & project consultancy (expenses paid)


Techniche Global are supporting a leading UK Technology organisaiton in appointing 2 x Contractor Consultants to carry out a Major IFS upgrade from Apps 7 to Apps 10.


We can consider any level of IFS experience. The roles will be involved in configuration, release & deployment. Some Database or Oracle skills will be useful.


Experience Remit:

  • Basic or Advanced Knowledge of IFS 7 SP3.5 – Centura/IEE ERP Application Suite
  • Covering some or any of the following elements:
    • Centura client
    • IEE & Web Portals : Foundation
    • Service Management
    • Financials
    • Call Centre
    • Document Management
    • Project
    • HR
    • Mobile
    • Distribution
    • Procurement
    • Time Management
  • Good knowledge of Programming Languages, Libraries & DBMS including;
    • Oracle Application Express  (APEX)
    • PL/SQL, SQL (Oracle/T-SQL/ANSI), C#, ASP.NET, ASP, VB 6.0, Winforms, WPF, HTML, CSS, XML, XLS, JavaScript, XHTML, CSS, jQuery
    • Oracle (8i-11g), MS SQL Server, Java (Oracle JVM)
  • Good knowledge of Tools, Applications & principles including:
    • PL/SQL Developer, Oracle SQL Developer, Visual Studio 6 - 2013, SSMS, SSRS, Client-Server, Agile
  • Resolution of technical application issues and problems with the operational teams
  • Managing the resolution queue of IT software application issues and problems through a Service Desk platform
  • Understanding the alignment between technical applications and business requirements



General overview of the role:

  • Management of the transition of applications into the production environment. Ensure all changes are tested, documented and version controlled
  • Working with the Central IT function for the creation and management of the Application Development environments and libraries
  • Support the management and delivery of applications  and configuration of the relevant installations to ensure continuous service
  • Provide a Release Management role for the promotion of application development code and configuration versions between environments
  • Responsibility for process and procedures to ensure document configuration management, modification management, build management, version controls, and gate review documentation are adhered to.
  • Provide 2nd and 3rd line support for applications. Resolution of issues to a permanent fix
  • Implementation of minor changes and new interfaces
  • Manage the acceptance and support of applications developed by third party companies. Perform documentation reviews and publish applications  into the appropriate environment 
  • Provide SME input to ensure applications are optimised and monitored for availability, capacity and performance


Main Activities / Accountabilities:  

  • Prioritise 2nd and 3rd line problems and issues to ensure Land Applications Services are delivered. 
  • Provide technical input for key projects
  • Ensure the controlled configuration of applications
  • Follow processes and best practice to ensure configuration and development of solutions are testable and traceable
  • Identify new ways to exploit functionality in applications in accordance with the application roadmap
  • Ensure any changes are agreed with the stakeholder community and align with the IT strategy
  • Provide consistent application and systems documentation through all of the application lifecycle