Application Support Engineer

Application Support Engineer

Markit HIS
6-9 years
Not Specified

Job Description

Department overview
Application Support is a global team that provides specialized technical support across the suite of trade processing and workflow solutions that support all participants in OTC trading from post trade notices of execution, trade confirmation and allocations to clearing and reporting. The application support team works collaboratively, both internally and across our customer base, operating in a sharing and learning culture with a view to build continuous improvement in our processes.
Position summary
We are seeking an experienced Application Support professional to join the team. The role encompasses 2nd line technical application support for our OTC trading platform. This person will report directly to the regional support manager responsible for application support on these systems and will work closely with the global team contributing to the quality of our support.
Duties & accountabilities
  • Apply strong technical skills and good business knowledge together with investigative techniques to identify and resolve issues efficiently and in a timely manner. Work collaboratively with development team as required for third line escalation.
  • Implement and monitor system checks for early detection of potential problems and raise the appropriate service outage ticket to initiate the incident management process when needed. Drive and engage in disaster recovery processes for all products.
  • Coordinate with product and delivery teams to ensure the App Support team is ready for new releases and engaged in early design of new enhancements
  • Work on initiatives and continuous improvement process around proactive application health monitoring, reporting, and technical support.
Business competencies
  • Minimum 6+ years of work experience in an Application Support role
  • Minimum 2 year experience in supporting applications on AWS platform.
  • Experience of migrating legacy application to AWS platform is an advantage
  • Must have experience either maintaining or building pipelines for CI/CD using one or more of the following: Jenkins/GitLab/TeamCity
  • Must have experience maintaining/working knowledge of Compute, Storage, Database, Networking and Security AWS services
  • Must have experience either maintaining or building configuration management using Ansible, Chef or puppet
  • Must have scripting experience of one or more of the following: shell scripting, python, ruby or Perl
  • Must have experience of Incident management and problem management
  • Must have fundamental working knowledge of Oracle, SQL and RDBMS - including database query plan analysis and monitoring
  • Knowledge of operating systems most especially Windows and Linux is a must. Good shell scripting experience is a must. Ability to use python scripting is an advantage
  • Ideally familiar with monitoring tools such as Splunk, Centreon and Monolith.
  • Good to have experience in reading and debugging Java code
  • Good to have knowledge of SDLC and experience in raising development bugs - including priority assessment, high quality analysis, and detailed investigation. Understanding of agile methodology, a plus
  • Good to have fundamental knowledge of networking basics and topology.
University Graduate with Bachelor's Degree in computer science or Computer Engineering related degree, Master's Degree is a plus
Commercial awareness
  • Knowledge of, or experience of working in the financial services industry would be a plus
  • Excellent understanding of software systems and technology
  • Good understanding of software support team functions and a solid understanding of the end to end application development process.
  • A strong desire to keep up with all the latest developments in related technologies
  • Confident individual who can represent the team at various levels.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to carry out business impact analysis and prioritize tasks according to severity and importance
  • Must be a strong communicator both written and verbally in English
  • Excellent listening, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly languages

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