|The Application Support Analyst is responsible for IT application support activities including maintenance, administration, and level 2 and 3 support. They will work closely with the IT Managed Services provider to provide application support and to ensure timely and efficient resolution of IT application-related incidents and service requests.
The Application Support Analyst will also support the process of impact assessing and planning IT application changes, and will then implement, conduct UAT and monitor required changes in line with agreed change plans and projects.
The Application Support Analyst is required to provide support remotely and in-person, as such, the role has a requirement for national travel, including overnight stays if preferred, for which all travel will be provided or expenses reimbursed.
Resolve IT application-related incidents, service requests and problems in a timely and efficient manner in line with Business requirements. Employ appropriate application maintenance, support and incident management processes and procedures to support and maintain IT applications, and to investigate and resolve IT application-related incidents. As required, provide timely communication to users on the status of their service requests and incidents. As necessary, liaise with IT suppliers to ensure IT application-related incidents and problems are resolved in a timely and professional manner. Ensure problem prevention methods are continually applied to improve service levels and reduce costs. Undertake IT application-related problem diagnosis, implementing problem resolution or prevention measures as appropriate. Monitor the availability, performance and throughput of supported IT applications. Prioritise and schedule assigned support activities and tasks. Maintain IT application support technical documentation. Participate in disaster recovery activities as required.
Work with the Change Managers/Project Manager to review and impact new business requirements. Contribute to technical aspects of key change documentation such as business requirements, change impact assessments, change implementation plans, change tickets, change roll-out plans etc. Ensure capacity, availability, security and service support requirements are considered in all IT application changes. Implement, test and monitor required IT application changes in line with change implementation plans. Ensure IT application changes meet the agreed service acceptance criteria.
Understand and comply with the IT organisation requirements, processes, procedures and policies. Share knowledge and expertise with others, coaching and supporting team members as required. Perform other duties as assigned by your line manager. Undertake knowledge management activities: identifying, controlling and storing any pertinent information, and maintaining knowledge items to ensure that they are current, relevant and valid. Ensure that all activities are performed at a consistently high standard with minimal risk to CSS, and that opportunities to improve services and processes are identified and actioned. Carry out ad hoc duties as requested by appropriate managers within your department.
Working knowledge of SQL Databases & basic network configuration Working Knowledge of IT Hardware and Software with a focus on the public cloud Ability to learn and master employer-specific software Ability to diagnose & address application issues
CSS utilises a number of applications which are bespoke or specific to the facilities management industry, however experience in support and implementing the below is desirable:
Azure and Microsoft 365 Dynamics 365, Power Platform, Sharepoint Online Salesforce, MS SQL, Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Intune) Implementation and support of Finance, HR and Workforce Management systems
Reliable and adaptable Logical and creative thinking skills Analytical and problem solving skills Ability to work independently and to take responsibility Can use own initiative A thorough and organised approach Ability to work with a range of internal and external people Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations Maintain productive, professional and secure working environment