Application Support Analyst

Title:
Application Support Analyst
Job type:
Permanent full-time
Salary:
Depending on experience + Bonus, Pension and other company benefits
Location:
London (SW1H) or Bedford (MK44 – own transport required)

We are looking for a positive, enthusiastic and motivated Application Support Analyst with a minimum of 3 years’ experience across a wide range of web-based software. This is a fantastic opportunity to work on an amazing client-list including Disney, Bacardi-Martini, NBC Universal, Kings College and NHS, surrounded by an inspiring and talented team.

The successful candidate will join the Technical Support team and will work closely with in-house PM, QA and development teams and develop in depth knowledge of platform and product functionality. You will have responsibility for supporting in-house developed software and products to the highest standard for high-profile, global clients. This role requires coordination of activities among internal and client technical teams; you will provide 3rd line support for all tickets and will liaise with team members and external suppliers to identify resolutions to outstanding tickets.

This is a challenging and exciting opportunity for an Application Support Analyst with a passion for technology, an eye for detail, a focus on quality and the curiosity and ability to understand all aspects of complex web applications. You will receive extensive on-going support and training from a talented and skilled team whilst being exposed to the latest web/mobile technologies.

Core Duties

  • Provide support for bespoke applications including its users, associated services, and configurations
  • Troubleshoot APIs using custom Java code and tools such as Postman.
  • Become a part of the 24/7 support rota (P1 & P2 incidents)
  • Provide effective root cause analysis investigations for problem management process
  • Liaise with development team to provide end-user fixes or temporary workarounds
  • Coordinate and assist internal and external technical teams in configuring test environments and deploying updates
  • Support internal and external teams with requests about platform capabilities and assist with business analysis, gap analysis and assessing new functional requirements
  • Provide regular and ad-hoc reports, internally and for clients

We are looking for the following experience/skills:

  • At least 3 years’ experience with a strong technical focus, strong analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Solid proven working experience of SQL (MySQL and MSSQL: Querying, writing scripts etc)
  • Good understanding of JavaScript
  • Ability to interpret XML/JSON requests and a good understanding of network protocols
  • Basic programming skills in Java will be integral to the role
  • Knowledge of using browser developer tools (such as Firebug for Firefox, Web developer for IE and Developer tools for Chrome) for testing and in troubleshooting issues
  • Experience in setup and use of monitoring tools
  • Knowledge of Linux commands is required, knowledge of configuring Linux test environments beneficial
  • Knowledge of AWS infrastructure and capabilities
  • Understanding of risk management
  • Analytical and systematic approach to troubleshooting plus a willingness to learn and develop your skills and knowledge adapting to the changing landscape
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Great interpersonal and communications skills to be part of a driven, close knit team whilst liaising regularly with some very high-profile clients.

The following areas would be a distinct advantage but not essential:

  • Experience of setting up AWS cloud hosted infrastructure
  • Experience with both Windows/Mac operating system and iOS/Android
  • Working knowledge of version control systems such as Git or SVN etc.
  • Experience of using JIRA

This role is available to candidates who could be based either in our London office, a short walk from Victoria Station and St James’ Park tube or in our Bedford office (Priory Business Park, MK44 3RZ – own transport required). This position includes a competitive salary and great benefits, including bonus, pension, Share Options and generous annual leave.

If you are interested apply now with your CV for immediate consideration to

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK.
No agencies please.

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