FileMaker Systems Engineer

We’re looking for a seasoned FileMaker professional to join us as a Systems Engineer.

Our group consists of full time, salaried professionals who design and implement attractive and functional FileMaker systems for our clients in business, education and government. We have some leading, industry-recognized FileMaker gurus here, who work with ALL our staff as part of a team of true high caliber, FileMaker experts.

About the Support Group

The Support Group is one of the largest and most successful FileMaker consultant firms in the world, with offices in Boston, New York, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area. With over 30 years of business, we are highly regarded for our technical skills as well as our outstanding customer service, professionalism and responsiveness.

We offer a benefits package that includes health, disability, life insurance, 401K, flexible spending accounts, bonuses and more. We work hard, but we play hard, too! The environment is relaxed, informal and fun.

To apply please send resumes to Cathy Harper, Development Manager at cathy@supportgroup.com

Want to chat? Call Cathy at (866) 940-8400 x214 any time!

Job Description

This position has three primary areas of responsibility:

  1. Working closely with our business development executives, you are the FileMaker technical expert to assist them with sales calls, handling the client’s technical issues and requirements, playing a key role in defining the solutions we propose and the costs we provide as an estimate. When we are selected to deliver a system, you will act as project manager to our development staff, who will write and test the code, ensuring that we meet the customer’s budget, specifications, and expectations.
  2. In the case of more complex projects or instances where a higher level of FileMaker knowledge is needed, we turn to our System Engineers to develop, integrate and support the custom database solution.
  3. Teaching some of our classes at intro, intermediate and advanced levels. To see what classes we offer, visit our training page.

Our Ideal Candidate

Experience specifying, estimating, designing, implementing and deploying FileMaker database solutions using FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Server, preferably in version 10 or higher. Web and/or SQL experience is a definite plus!

Ability to analyze business requirements, develop functional specifications, design entity relationship diagrams, analyze use cases and understand user interaction design.

Experience with web technologies including PHP, CSS, and Javascript. Basic knowledge of network infrastructure including routers and firewalls.

Experience with FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Server on both Macintosh and Windows platforms.

Must be organized, articulate, detail-oriented and comfortable working and contributing within a team structure. Excellent communication and “people” skills and a positive attitude is a must.

We also require that you work from one of our offices, and have access to a car for client visits.

Helpful Qualifications

If you have these, you’re a rock star! Call us!

  • FileMaker Certified Developer
  • Ability to install and configure FileMaker Server for custom web publishing and connecting to ODBC data sources
  • Experience with FileMaker Go
  • Experience managing software development projects
  • Experience with SQL, XML/XSLT, and/or Quickbooks integration.
  • Computer science degree or certification.