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Senior Applications Services Specialist

Job Title: Senior Applications Services Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire
Industry:
IT
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus healthcare pension
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 68030-ITENG-KIE
Contact Name: Kim Eager
Contact Email: kim.eager@volt.eu.com
Job Published: December 07, 2016 11:43

Job Description

APPLICATIONS SERVICES SPECIALIST - JAVA / JEE - ORACLE 10G + - RAC - PL/SQL

Our client, a major player in the payments industry, has the opportunity for a Senior Applications Services Specialist on a permanent basis. you will be bases out of thier offices in Dunstable, Bedfordshire.

MAIN PURPOSE OF ROLE

The role is to work within a technical team providing technical services on Live Clearing & Settlement
Applications. Responsibilities include:-

* Troubleshooting Incidents
* Providing pro-active technical analysis
* Identify, develop workarounds and/or fixes for deployment into Live.
* Support implementation and deployment of new releases into Live.
* Provide 24 * 7 * 365 technical services cover as part of an on-call/shift rota.
* Provide technical leadership to other members of the support team.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES & DUTIES

* Provide 2nd Line Triage Recovery Support (rotation basis)
* Provide 3rd Line Technical Services
* Follow internal and external processes and procedures
* Recover service either by workaround or root cause fix within SLA
* Troubleshoot problems with the application working with development and test teams where/when
required

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERTISE NEEDED

Essential

* Proven development experience on Java/JEE using frameworks such as Spring, Struts, Hibernate, JSP, JSF
* Good working knowledge and experience with Oracle 10g or later with Oracle RAC
* Knowledge/experience of XML, XSL, XSLT
* Strong and proven experience of PL/SQL
* Experience in a senior role, mentoring junior team members and offering technical leadership
* Must be able to work individually or within a team to ensure internal and external SLA's are met
* Experience with a track record in supporting large and complex applications within high availability/high volume environments
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are also required for this role

Desirable

* Knowledge of BEA WebLogic 10.x and above
* Knowledge of Oracle Reports Developer or BI Publisher for creating reports.
* Experience with functional programming languages
* Experience with build tools such as Maven and Gradle
* Experience in supporting applications using different languages and/or character sets.
* Experience within payments processing systems or finance/banking industry
* Ideally you will also have experience of working within process driven environments - ITIL