Technical Specialist - Southampton

Highly Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
Ref: 138 Date Posted: Monday 10 Jan 2022
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Futures Recruitment Services are looking for a 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 Technical Specialist:

  • Monitor, document and maintain effective system configurations.
  • Prepare system specifications for new service deployments.
  • Management and implementation of system deployments and upgrades.
  • 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 Security framework and standards.
  • Build strong working relationships with all stakeholders including suppliers, application support teams and the business.
  • Own and manage day to day issues and see through to completion. Escalate in a timely manner to senior members of the team where required.
  • 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.
  • Support of the client’s Azure and Database environment.
  • 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.

Key Skills required for a Technical Specialist:

  • 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).
  • Understanding of Azure with a working knowledge in at least one of the following range of services including PaaS SQL, IAAS, Data Factory, Databricks, Azure networking, Azure Monitor LogicApps, App Gateway, Azure Backup etc
  • Some knowledge or 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 2 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
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage a diverse workload
  • Experience working in financial services

Our client will provide training, both in house for relevant technical knowledge and for professional qualifications to enhance your ability to provide sound services.

Company Benefits:

  • 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays.
  • Private Health, Income Protection & Worldwide Travel Insurance.
  • Generous Bonus Scheme.
  • Free Onsite Parking.
  • Pension and a lot more!