Senior Technical Specialist - Southampton

Highly Competitive Salary Package
Ref: 139 Date Posted: Monday 10 Jan 2022
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Futures Recruitment Services are looking for a Senior Technical Specialist to join our client who specialise in the financial industry. This position will involve working closely with both in house specialists together with external consultants, partners and the business.

Our client is looking for someone who can clearly demonstrate a good technical, analytical, organizational and communication skills together with a proven track record in cloud and Database technologies.

Key Responsibilities for a Senior Technical Specialist:

  • Monitor, document and maintain effective system configurations.
  • Run technical workshops.
  • Prepare system specifications for new service deployments.
  • Management and implementation of system deployments and upgrades.
  • Analyse system architecture and configurations and highlight potential improvements.
  • Work with the Azure and Data Operations Manager to review, develop, plan, and implement strategies to provide a continuous program of systems improvement.
  • Identify project requirements by interviewing users/staff, analysing operations, determining project scope and documenting results.
  • Implement changes using the appropriate change-control process across the IT infrastructure.
  • Monitor support incidents and work with support staff to provide effective prioritisation and resolution.
  • Ensure technologies are deployed in compliance with the Security framework and standards.
  • Monitor the roadmap for these technologies and enable the business to leverage improvements and new features quickly and efficiently.
  • Build strong working relationships with all stakeholders including the suppliers, application support teams and the business.
  • Own and manage complex issues and see through to completion.
  • Be a creative thinker and look for new ways the business can leverage the technologies available to improve efficiencies and capabilities.
  • Prepare and maintain procedure documentation relating to the overall environment.
  • Ongoing professional development including the attaining of professional qualifications as agreed with the Azure and Data Operations Manager.
  • Design, Development and Support of the Azure based data platform.
  • Manage and implement changes to in house applications & database objects when required.
  • Maximise database configuration to provide fast query responses.
  • Maintain existing database systems with a view to sustaining performance and availability.

Skills required for a Senior Technical Specialist:

  • Good understanding of the Microsoft Cyber Security Reference Architecture
  • Azure Active Directory (AAD)
  • Active Directory (AD) Directory Services(Hybrid Identity)
  • Understanding of Azure Security Services ( Azure Advanced Threat Protection, Azure information Protection, Azure Security Center, Azure Log Analytics Microsoft Cloud Application Security).
  • Azure Architect level of expertise with experience in a range of services including PaaS SQL, IAAS, Data Factory, Databricks, Azure networking, Azure Monitor LogicApps, App Gateway, Azure Backup etc
  • Experience of shaping Azure Architecture and developing high availability solutions
  • Proven working experience as a Database administrator using Microsoft SQL Server
  • Knowledge in troubleshooting and resolving database problems
  • Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for MSSQL Server
  • Experience in implementing operational automation using SQL and PowerShell scripts
  • Good understanding of network concepts such as TCP/IP, LAN, WAN, VOIP and VPN
  • At least 5 years’ experience within an IT environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at the appropriate level of detail and technical content for the target audience
  • A proactive approach to systems management
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage a diverse workload
  • An innovative thinker who is prepared to challenge the status quo and with a desire to help the business adopt new technologies
  • Experience of MS DevOps