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Application Support/Help Desk Manager

Atlanta, GA

Post Date: 10/12/2017 Job ID: 1338 Job Category: Tech Support Helpdesk

Application Support Manager

Our client seeks to hire an Application Support Manager to technically lead and manage a support team responsible for multiple enterprise level, multi-site financial services applications.

The primary duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • The application support manager will lead and mentor the application support team
  • Ensure that enterprise applications and systems are optimally supported by the team
  • Provide hands on Tier 1 IT support of enterprise systems for internal customers through support queues / channels; addressing problems quickly, thoroughly and consistently
  • Implement processes that take proactive approaches to resolve recurring operational and technical problems
  • Establish best practice application support methodology and processes, including maintenance and support roadmaps, processes and technical documentation
  • Establish run books and maintenance windows for recurring operational activities; e.g. routine application patches
  • Perform analysis of, and make recommendations for the improvement of existing information systems and perform ongoing reviews of new technologies and industry standards.
  • Prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced changing environment
  • Document and maintain a knowledge base (wiki) of technical articles and policy and procedural documents
  • Ability to perform continuous process improvement to all support and maintenance activities
  • Assist with audit requests surrounding the support team’ s operational procedures, security, new hires, disabling accounts, and modify or enhancement procedures/policies as required
  • Administer departmental change management processes and participate in weekly change management meetings
  • Coordinate end user training on new and existing systems
  • Create KPIs, collect data, evaluate tickets, and collate metrics in order to determine trends, potential remediation projects and escalation paths
  • Collaborate with IT Application Project and Infrastructure teams to define and implement firm and technology department goals

 

Desired Qualifications
  • Three (3) or more years of team lead or functional management experience
  • Five (5) or more years of technical O&M application support experience
  • Bachelor’ s degree in IT, MIS, Computer Science, or other STEM degree preferred 
  • Proven analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Solid relationship management and project management skills
  • Enjoy working within a dynamic environment and ability to exhibit calm under pressure
  • Demonstrate progressive experience in the management of a technical support team with strategic planning for enterprise systems and applications
  • Prefer Project Management experience

Technical Skills
  • Understanding of the technical underpinnings of the financial services industry, in particular trade life cycle and portfolio accounting management
  • Database applications, SQL and ETL tools
  • Portfolio Accounting Systems including SS&C / Advent products; Axys, APX, etc.
  • Order Management Systems (OMS); Charles River, Moxy, etc.
  • Past Support team experience

Personal Attributes
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and spoken)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with firm’ s colleagues on technical and non-technical matters
  • Calm under pressure
  • Ability to multi task and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Strategic thought process
  • Results driven

Sam Slonkosky
Technical Recruiter

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