Applications Support Manager

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Applications Support Manager

A great opportunity for an Applications Support Manager to join an ongoing long-term project.

Job Description

Applications Support Manager
Winchester, Hampshire
6 months

Candidates must be willing to undergo the security clearance checks required to be onsite.

Our client requires an Applications Support Manager to lead the creation of the team, working with external partners and internal teams to recruit and on-board appropriate team members as well as leading the strategic direction of the team, owning the collation and presentation of all team data such as effort, trends, SLA adherence, performance and service to influence future support options.

Other responsibilities will include - ensuring the appropriate processes and systems are in place to provide exceptional customer satisfaction, governance adherence, security adherence and alignment to ITIL processes in IT&C Service Management and being responsible for the application lifecycle, this includes patching and version control, collaborating with the other operational Managers and teams.

Role Competencies:
" Ability to understand user requirements and influence decision making to ensure best outcome for the customer.
" Ability to influence at all levels
" Ability to prioritise high workloads, both own and team tasks, across multi-disciplined teams.
" Excellent communication and presentation skills
" Leadership and vision, with a keen interest in our business needs regards applications and delivering best value
" Self-motivated, pro-active and flexible.
" Attention to detail
" Resiliency, collaboration and a 'can do, will do' attitude
" Strong problem solving and analytical skills
" Enthusiastic champion of Applications Support, Continual Improvement and excellent customer service.

Job Skills, Qualifications and Experience:
" Proven experience of managing multi-disciplined Application Support teams. This is to include operational support against SLA, Change Management, Application Lifecycle management, development and project delivery.
" Experience in managing Application support contracts both from a service and financial perspective, understanding maintenance contracts and licence models where possible.
" Proven team management skills, particularly performance management and employee engagement.
" Proven customer service and stakeholder management experience.
" Proven experience working with multi-discipline support teams, creating support processes and managing these on-going.
" Practical experience of core ITIL principles.
" Demonstrate similar experience in a similar position and size of company.
" Experience of reporting at a customer and senior stakeholder level on service/team performance.

Skills required for the role include -
" ITIL v3 Foundation Certificate (desirable)
" Java
" Spring
" JBoss Fuse
" PostgreSQL
" RedHat Enterprise Linux
" Subversion
" Artifactory
" Bamboo
" Jira
" Modern Software Engineering practices including Continuous Integration, Automated Build, Automated Testing, use of source control and binary repositories, Continuous Delivery

This vacancy is being advertised by Advanced Resource Managers. ARM is a specialist talent acquisition and management consultancy. We provide technical contingency recruitment and a portfolio of more complex resource solutions.

Our specialist recruitment divisions cover the entire technical arena, including some of the most economically and strategically important industries in the UK and the world today. We will never send your CV without your permission

Advanced Resource Managers IT Limited operates & advertises as an Employment Agency for permanent positions and as an Employment Business for contract/temporary positions.

Key Consultant

Hose Edin

team member 15a

My clients range from high technology vendors, integrators and consultancies to finance, government and public sector. One of my strengths is definitely my ability to strike up a rapport from the very first call and to build and maintain that relationship.

Jonelle Odairi-Foxe