Lead Application Support Engineer
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.
We are seeking an experienced Application Support, Software Engineer professional with a minimum of 5 years work experience to join the team in New York. The role encompasses 2nd line technical application support for our Trade Processing applications. This person will report directly to the Regional Manager responsible for application support on these systems and will work closely with the global team contributing to the quality of our support. This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.
Duties & accountabilities
- Provide second line client-facing technical support for issues escalated by first line support teams. Apply strong technical skills and good business knowledge together with investigative techniques and problem solving skills to identify and resolve issues efficiently and in a timely manner. Work collaboratively with development team required for third line escalation.
- Monitor system operations to detect potential problem and raise the appropriate service outage ticket to initiate the incident management process
- 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.
Education and experience
- University Graduate of Computer Science or Engineering degree, Master's Degree is a plus
- A minimum of 2 years work experience
- Good understanding of Application Support processes
- Must be knowledgeable in programming languages, SDLC and experience in raising development bugs - including priority assessment, high quality analysis, and detailed investigation. Understanding of agile methodology an advantage
- Must have fundamental knowledge in SQL and RDBMS - including stored procedures & complex joins. Ability to program in SQL is a plus
- Must have understanding of operating systems most especially Windows and Linux. Good scripting experience (preferably including python) an advantage
- Must have fundamental knowledge of networking basics and topology. CCNA certification an advantage
- Ideally familiar with monitoring tools such as Splunk, Centreon, Solarwinds and Monolith.
- Ideally would have experience of working in the Finance Industry.
- Ideally would have experience of IHS Markit products
- Excellent understanding of software systems and technology
- Good understanding of Application Support processes
- Good understanding of software support team functions and a solid understanding of the end to end application development process.
- Knowledge of, or experience of working in the financial services industry would be highly beneficial.
- Awareness of Derivatives products and Trade Processing (desirable)
- Ideal candidate is a self-starter capable of working independently as well as contribute to the team's requirements
- Confident Individual - able to represent the team at various levels.
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Ability to prioritize and multi-task balancing technical, business and other drivers
- Customer Focused
- An Owner - Making sure tasks are followed through and completed
- Open minded, flexible and willing to adapt to changing situations
- Process Oriented - happy to recommend, work to and support good processes and controls.
- Must be a good communicator both written and verbally for this role as this is also customer facing in addition to working collaboratively with internal teams.
- Must be able to effectively communicate handover of issues inwards from London and outwards to APAC in a Follow the Sun support model.
- Must be able to work in a team environment
- The candidate must be flexible regarding hours including weekends and willing to commit to maintaining service availability for our clients
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