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Application Support Engineer - Birmingham

Posted On:  4/28/2021 7:04:17 AM

Application Support Engineer

No. of vacancies:  2
Qualifications:  Bachelor Degree
Essential Skills: 
Not specified
Minimum Total Experience:  3
Job Tenure:  Full-time Only
Salary Offered:  DOE
Job Location:  Birmingham England United Kingdom

  Job Description
Our very successful client is looking for a Application Support Engineers with strong Unix Shell scripting skills to join their Application Support team. Sitting between the software development and Infrastructure teams, the Application Support team is responsible for the on-going configuration and management of the production systems.

Keywords: Application Support Engineer, support, unix, scripting, hardware, development, developer, Herts, North London, Hertfordshire, Home Counties, Essex, Bedfordshire

The Application Support Engineer will support a complex technical environment running on a predominately Unix platform.

This is a very technical role requiring strong Unix and Unix scripting skills and knowledge of application server technologies such as Tomcat and Glassfish. This is a dynamic environment that requires highly technical individuals with good written and verbal communication skills.

Roles and Responsibilities:

·Work closely with Development teams to derive and build effective monitoring and error handling built to company standards

·Ensure Operations team have up to date documentation for supporting and maintaining business systems

·Perform system upgrades/provide Operations team with upgrade scripts

·Manage scheduled system shutdowns for infrastructure upgrades

·Provide advice and guidance to Development teams on issues relating to system design and requirements

·Maintain the Change Management system

·Create and maintain production system housekeeping processes

·Work with Infrastructure teams to provide Development teams with application servers for development and production

·Support production systems as required outside of standard working hours and participate in 24x7 on-call rotas

·Actively contribute to the process of continual improvement, with regard to self, team and systems

Candidate Requirements

·Strong Unix Shell scripting skills

·Relevant hands-on technical experience

·Strong written and verbal communication skills

·Proven programming experience

The following experience would also be useful but not essential:

·Experience/understanding of supporting a 24x7 operation

·Change Management experience

·Java administration and configuration

·Understanding of databases

·Programming experience with Python and Perl

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