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Current vacancies

  1st Touch is currently seeking motivated individuals for the roles listed below.

Business Development Manager

Reporting to the Sales Director, this individual will develop and secure business opportunities within the Social Housing sector for the Contractor software solution.
Key Responsibilities

  • In conjunction with the Sales Director, agree sales strategy and implement accordingly
  • Plan and organize activities across the UK to ensure achievement of the sales plan and target
  • Generate, build and maintain close working relationships with sector to build awareness of the Contractor solution
  • Provide market intelligence and feedback to the Sales Director and other departments (Management, Implementation, Training, Support & Marketing)
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting, fulfilling the requirements of
  • Develop and maintain an up to date knowledge of the product in order to effectively demonstrate and sell the features, advantages and benefits to customers
  • Develop and maintain an up to date knowledge of the product outcomes and benefits illustrating financial and efficiency savings to customers
  • Constantly promote the product and other marketable services to customers with the assistance of Marketing. Option of setting up events, workshops, user groups, etc. to promote knowledge and understanding of the product offering and generate new and additional uplift sales
  • Undertake any other duties commensurate with the status of the role as deemed appropriate

Skills & Attributes

  • Proven track record of delivering a sales target
  • Good presentation skills, interpersonal skills, social skills and “gravitas” with customers
  • Good understanding of the product to be able to demonstrate at a non-technical level
  • Possesses drive, confidence, a strong work ethic and determination to succeed
  • Good personal planning and time management
  • Flexibility to spend periods of time away from home on business

Knowledge & Experience

  • Proven track record of achievement in a IT software sales role within the Social Housing sector
  • Good understanding / appreciation of the Housing repair contractor sector
  • Knowledge of product capability and the impact of the product on business outcomes in order to have customer credibility

Please use our contact us form if you would like to discuss this role


1st Touch iOS Developer

We are looking for an experienced iOS developer to join our existing team developing the 1st Touch and Tenant Self-service products.

Key Responsibilities

·        Deduce a clear requirement through articulate debate with the appropriate parties (e.g. Support and Development Manager, other Developers, 1st Touch partners) prior to commencing the work

·        Provide a realistic timeframe for delivery of each feature to the Support and Development Manager

·        Ensure delivery of each feature is achieved within the timeframes provided

·        Implement each feature taking into account the following:

o   Demonstrating sound design skills in order to maximise code re-use and maximise code readability

o   Honour the current coding standards

o   Design components in a manner which facilitates testing using techniques such as Dependency Injection

o   Incorporate appropriate error handling (or error raising) which will enable issue diagnostics within the support rather than development team

o   Test components and features adequately to prevent the necessity to produce patches and updates for released software

o   Produce documentation which support and implementation consultants want to use in preference to making contact

Essential Experience

·        Objective-C (iOS) 3+ years

·        SQL Server 5+ years

·        JavaScript 5+ years

·        HTML/CSS 5+ years

Desirable Experience

·        Java (Android or BlackBerry)

·        .NET Framework

·        C# .NET

·        ASP.NET web forms

·        Windows Mobile/CE

Essential Skills

·        General programming principles (memory management, language constructs, etc.)

·        Object-orientated programming

·        Design patterns

·        Problem solving

·        Strong verbal communication skills

·        Strong writing communication skills

Desirable Skills

·        Knowledge of service orientated techniques

·        Knowledge of distributed programming

In addition to the specific roles described above, other opportunities may be available. 1st Touch is always looking for exceptional talent so if you are interested in joining our dedicated and enthusiastic team, please contact us using the link below, including a brief resume and your contact details.

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