Applications Support

Last updated 2 days ago
Location:Dorset
Job Type:Full Time

This role provides the opportunity to be part of the Banking Production Management (PM) Team in support of global applications. The Banking PM Team is accountable for the applications being available during the required business times. The team leverages tools to proactively monitor the health of the applications and infrastructure – ensuring processes are running, feeds are processing, jobs and dependencies are being executed, and ensuring all business functionality and support requirements are met. A successful Banking PM team member needs to possess technology savvy, business acumen, and internal customer service skills to manage changing priorities and demands.

Objectives

  • Support global applications and batches/feeds within the production environment, including an extensive and practical understanding of the applications
  • Maintain Global relationships with various other support teams as well as business users
  • Maintain and manage application and infrastructure availability with resiliency discipline, with inherent capability to perform complex issue investigation and resolution across wide range of applications
  • Perform timely escalation of critical production environment incidents and proactively identify patterns of recurring incidents to improve service capabilities
  • Develop and utilize core tools and processes to perform daily function whilst improving day to day practices for the global Treasury & CIO production management group.

Responsibilities

  • Work as part of the production management organization to deliver against core business objectives and ensure delivering of business functionality and stability
  • Perform day-to-day production support to maximize system availability and correct operation, diagnose issues, with ownership of problems to resolution
  • Support application release deployment activities into the production environment
  • Develop strong relationships with resolver teams, application development teams, and other upstream and downstream support teams
  • Develop strong technical expertise in technology and associated applications to understand the end to end transaction flows of applications across the production domain
  • Develop, document, and maintain best practice policies to ensure knowledge retention and continuous learning within team with a view to developing production management knowledge and skills by sharing experiences and attending relevant training
  • Perform and seek to continuously improve the monitoring of the application environment and supporting infrastructure
  • Participate in incident and crisis management events, supporting resolution activities and providing regular status updates to business users and define/track remediation actions to close
  • Participate in weekend support and testing around key deployments and business continuity exercises
  • Participate in a support shift rotation to ensure adequate global business support coverage. This includes weekend support.

Must be able to multi-task in a complex production environment and quickly acquire broad knowledge of applications and payment processing systems.

Self starter with confidence to drive issues through to completion in highly pressured environment

Strong problem management and problem investigation skills with ability to learn new skills quickly to value add in problem focus areas

Multi-disciplined technology skills encompassing some or all:

  • Database skills (Sybase, Oracle, ,MSQL) including SQL and Stored Procedures
  • Unix
  • Python
  • Financial institution experience or exposure is a plus