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SAS Application Support Lead

Job Reference: 16251GB1

Salary: £50000 - £57000 Per Annum Benefits + Bonus + Car Allowance

Salary per: Annum

Job Duration:

Vacancy Posted: 11-04-2019

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Basingstoke, England, Hampshire

SAS Application Support Lead required for a leading client in Basingstoke

You will lead the L2 support for Data and MI applications whilst managing a team of L2 Data Application Support Analysts.

Job Role

* Responsibility for Level 2 Application Support to agreed SLA
* Bridge between L1 and the Development teams (L3+)
* Line managing up to eight L2 Application support analysts & their work commitments where required
* Drafting and maintaining application support procedures and technical documentation
* Carrying out operational procedures, including out of hours support, managing issues, performance monitoring/reporting
* Supporting production & pre-production data platform batch schedules following documented processes & troubleshooting guides
* Supporting the Change & Problem Management functions
* In-depth knowledge of specific applications/technical specialisms
* Reviewing technical support documentation including Project To Live, and Operational Instructions
* Ensuring all the appropriate monitoring and alerting tools are configured and activated
* Providing troubleshooting and methodical diagnostic skills to resolve issues.
* Agreeing levels of service and support for all applications, ensuring other critical support groups are able to support these levels where applicable
* Where applicable providing support cover for applications, in some cases agreeing to call out for 2nd and 3rd line support ‘out of hours’
* Creating and maintaining good working relationship with development teams & other system & operations teams
* Improving run-book documentation to focus on rapid restoration of service
* Operational acceptance of new developments into the live environment & associated processes
* Enhancing & creating new operational support processes as required

Skills and experience required

* Possessing background knowledge of operating systems, devices, applications and software
* Knowledge of Ticketing tools like ServiceNow, JIRA
* Assisting with application & systems integrations
* Background in SAS ETL development & support, reporting, and query optimizations
* Contribute with IT specialists in the preparation of maintenance plans and upgrading schedules for operational systems
* Collaborate with IT technical teams throughout Incident and Problem lifecycle
* Ability to explain complex ideas to those with limited IT and systems knowledge
* Knowledge of advanced configuration and Troubleshooting
* Ability to analyse technical issues and provide permanent fix/solution
* Ability to Filter and "clean" data by reviewing and performance indicators
* Must be having hands on experience on any ticketing tool
* Work with management to prioritize business needs/ tickets
* Identify, analyse, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets
* Ability to create problem records for recurring issues
* Interpret data, analyse results using statistical techniques and provide ongoing reports
* In-depth experience analysing and interpreting data from different sources such as ad servers, flat files, etc.
* Advanced SQL skills
* Extensive batch schedule creation, maintenance & support experience
* Demonstrable experience with APIs
* Ideally ITIL Incident & Problem Management qualified
* Degree qualified, ideally in Computer Science, Data Science, Information Technology, Statistics, Information Systems, or any other related field.

Benefits include – Annual Bonus, 25 Days holiday increasing with loyalty, Generous pension contribution, Childcare vouchers, Staff discounts and many more

Due to the volume of applications received for positions, it will not be possible to respond to all applications and only applicants who are considered suitable for interview will be contacted.

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