Application Support Engineer

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Application Support Engineer




Ref: E10130SPG

Job Description

West Dublin based Financial Services client requires a Application Support Engineer team member to join their company on a permanent basis.

Job Responsibilities

  • Technical Support for the core business application across the entire software/hardware stack.
  • Administer and resolve support tickets requests coming from application users/different internal departments.
  • Diagnose and resolve hardware and software issues.
  • Troubleshoot issues and liaise with different departments, outside vendors and customers to resolve problems.
  • Escalate issues within the company or third parties when necessary.
  • Taking ownership of problems and seeing them through to completion.
  • Installation and remote support of IT software and hardware for customers.
  • Working well and communicating with different departments, including the transfer of knowledge.
  • Candidates should display an ability to learn on the job, to work on their own initiative and be willing to expand their expertise.
  • Handle and manage a call queue of customer support issues, related to the company’s software suite.

Experience Required

  • 3+ years’ previous providing application support in a help-desk or similar environment.
  • Knowledge or experience working with a ticket based software and support system.

Essential and Desirable Skills

  • Excellent problem solving skills, the ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • High degree of competency with the Microsoft desktop and hardware technologies is essential.
  • Experience in T-SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft SQL Server Profiler, the ability to troubleshoot and diagnose issues within the SQL Server application. Comfortable writing ad hoc SQL scripts and queries, running database backups and restores.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows servers / Terminal servers and a capacity to troubleshoot, diagnose issues and communicate with various hardware vendors on a business and technical level.
  • Working knowledge of networking and IP, experience with the Microsoft based network environment.
  • Effective time management skills; must be able to handle multi-tasking, the pressure of deadlines and a critical work flow.
  • Must be customer focused with a demonstrated proficiency in interpersonal and communication skills, including oral and written English. Experience dealing with customers, adeptness with addressing complicated technical issues with non-technical users
  • Clean driving licence and own transport. When necessary, the role will require onsite customer installation, emergency client visits, occasional overnight and out of country work.  (Customer’s based all over Ireland and UK)
  • Any programming ability beneficial (Microsoft Visual Foxpro,, C#.Net, Powershell)

Educational Requirements

  • A minimum of a Degree or Diploma in Computer Science or a relevant related field.

Working Hours & Benefits

  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Life assurance
  • Pension contribution
  • Annual leave
  • Good mileage paid

How to Apply

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