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Senior Analyst Programmer, An Post GTS – IT3

Job Purpose

Group Technology Solutions is responsible for maintenance, support and development of various systems within An Post.   The systems facilitate the recording and processing of mail (including publicity post and bar-coded products), both domestically and internationally, payment to An Post for the delivery of this mail.   The systems utilise a range of operating systems and database technologies.
Reporting to the Project Manager, as Senior Analyst Programmer you will support existing systems and develop new systems as required. This is a permanent position that is based in Dublin.


The principal responsibilities associated with the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Requirement gathering and analysis.

  • Functional and Technical Design of system changes when required.

  • Development of systems to specification using structured techniques.

  • System and integration testing.

  • Source control and Release process documentation.

  • Support and maintenance of systems in live operation.

  • Providing support to users for ad-hoc queries. 

  • Development time estimation and meeting timely development delivery.

  • Communication with technical and non-technical members.

Person Specification

You will have a minimum 3 years Oracle Apex Development experience.  Experience of producing clear documentation and knowledge and experience of relational database design is required.  Good interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate with management, users and other team members.

Ideally, you will have project or change requests experience from start to finish, be able to work with minimum supervision on requirement gathering from internal/external users, investigating and analysing collected data, transforming user requirement to appropriate IT solution with accurate estimation and delivering the changes or project to agreed business delivery dates.

A third level qualification is desirable and you must have substantial experience of some or all of the following:

  • 3 years core development work done on Oracle Apex and Oracle Databases
  • SQL and PL/SQL
  • Experience on some Source control system. (VSS etc)
  • Experience on Release documentation and process
  • Experience on Change Request management system.

Critical Competencies

(The following competencies are essential to the delivery of results and/or to superior performance in this role:)
  • Technical skills - Oracle Apex and database
  • Problem solving and analysis
  • Customer and Quality focus
  • Results orientation
  • Attention to detail

About the Benefits

In addition to a highly competitive remuneration package we offer access to the following:
  • An Post Company Medical Scheme
  • Paid Maternity Leave
  • Paid Paternity Leave
  • An Post Pension Scheme
  • On site gym, fitness classes and shower facilities
  • Secure on-site bicycle parking & Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Tax Saver Travel Pass
  • City centre location

How to Apply?

We welcome all interested candidates to submit a detailed CV to by 5.00pm on Friday 31st January 2022
An Post is an equal opportunity employer, celebrating diversity and championing inclusivity. If you require any reasonable accommodations to assist you in participating in the employee selection process, please simply let us know. We heartily encourage all interested parties to apply!
We are committed to digital transformation enabling us to build customer-centred competitive services. Learn more about our annual reports, sustainability efforts and equality initiatives.

About An Post

An Post is one of Ireland’s leading organisations, offering financial and postal services as well being a trusted gateway to government services. We are transforming from the old world of traditional letters and cash to the new digital world of e-commerce parcels and financial services.  The An Post Corporate Centre supports and drives the bold strategic moves we’re taking as a sustainable, profitable business in the digital world.

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