Senior Software Engineer

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • IHS Markit
  • 18 Sep 18 2018-09-18

Senior Software Engineer

Location: London - Ropemaker Place
Salary ​: Competitive rates apply
Posting date: 6th September 2018
Closing date: 3rd October 2018

Department overview

Technology groups develop and support systems which provide technical support across the suite of MarkitServ products. The application support team works closely with a highly competent Client Services team and the core project teams to resolve client issues and improve the platform.

Position summary

  • As an experienced operation manager you should have solid understanding of ITIL practices of application / technology support to monitor, support, enhance and streamline Production And Application Support for mission critical applications which power Markit's industry leading range of trade processing products
  • This role would suit an experienced technical resource with experience managing a technical support function in a high pressure environment which demands high system performance and accuracy.
  • Hands-on Oracle, PL/SQL, Unix, Shell Scripting preferred as this role will contain a hands-on element and will also involve mentoring technical staff within these disciplines.
  • Work on maintaining and monitoring systems powering pricing for one of the several of the highest profile asset classes which are undergoing rapid & exciting change.
  • Will perform a variety of tasks including coordinating all resources and stakeholders, planning and setting milestones, assigning responsibilities and monitoring, summarizing and communicating progress and status.
  • Early joiners would be preferred.

Duties & accountabilities
  • Expertise in Application and Production support.
  • End to end Application support of Markit products and internally and externally hosted solutions.
  • Define and monitor support SLA's.
  • Define and monitor support processes and procedures.
  • Client onboarding related to support and infrastructure management.
  • Act as SPOC for all enterprise solution / product delivery teams for their maintenance and support needs.
  • Mentoring and developing the support team
  • Day to day management of support team and issue and incident escalations.
  • Manage level 1 and 2 support, application monitoring and track scheduled deliverables.
  • Able to deal with global teams and ensure co-ordination amongst stakeholders.
  • Implementation of processes to monitor financial batches. Management of support of operational and technical incidents from detection through to resolution.
  • Responsibilities will include hands-on fault diagnosis and resolution, process creation and optimization, knowledge sharing and delivery against agreed goals and objectives.
  • Act as SPOC of 2-3 Products, Ownership of end to end production support, Requirement analysis and Root cause analysis
  • Involve and drive RCA for repetitive incidents and provide solutions.
  • Driving excellent levels of service to the business, effective management & technology strategy development and ownership through defined process
  • Ownership and drive of Scheduling technologies and the standards by which they are used
  • Act as a single point of contact on assigned functional & technical issues for the ongoing development of various applications; also be responsible for ensuring any operational or technical issues are resolved on a day-to-day basis to ensure successful implementation of projects for various functions.
  • The person would require delivering all aspects of production support for various applications along with some of 3rd party vendor products including incident resolution or proactive mitigation, change & problem management; would ensure compliance to all agreed SLAs and requirements.
  • Manage relationships with all customers within the support and development application teams across all business lines

Technical competencies

Education and Experience

Must Have's
B tech or BE
12+ years' experience in Support .Understanding of ITIL and Incident Management process Must
Oracle, PL/SQL Query, Linux/Unix Shell Scripting - Must
Experienced in Java, J2EE, JEE technologies such as Servlet, JSP, Spring, Hibernate or equivalent object oriented programming language - Desired
Working knowledge of source control tools such as SVN, Perforce, Git - Desired
Networking knowledge - Desired
Experienced in working with Cloud environment, PAAS, Openshift - Desired

Commercial awareness
  • Knowledge of the Financial standards and OTC Derivatives Market

Management requirements
  • A background in managing teams supporting products, custom solutions and hosted solutions.
  • Extensive proven experience building support teams and establishing procedures / SLA's for team.
  • Prior experience working as support team member.
  • Handled support of products / solutions on varied technologies such as Unix, Linux, Wintel, Java/ J2EE, .NET, Oracle, MySQL, BI and Data Warehousing applications etc.
  • Deep knowledge of application and infrastructure monitoring tools and technologies.
  • Excellent client relationship and client expectation management skills
  • Good team player


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