Applications Specialist - Windows

Norwich Permanent £33,309 - £40,927
  • Microsoft Systems Application Specialist required
  • Part of a leading research institution with access to the latest technology

About Our Client

UEA is a world leading research institution which is based on a campus that provides top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 17,000 students. UEA is one of six organisations that together forms the Norwich Research Park (NRP) Partnership; home to nearly 3,000 scientists working in several world ranked institutions and a world leading centre for environment, health and plant science research. At UEA we come together from different fields to learn, innovate, collaborate and help create a better future.

Job Description

The Application Specialist - Microsoft, Norwich, Remote Based, duties will include:

  • Development of Corporate systems including:
    • Installation of new systems, including configuration, testing and migration
    • Undertaking option appraisals, selecting and procuring new systems
    • Business process review
    • User and Systems requirements, analysis, design and specification
    • Capacity planning
  • Programming new applications and enhancing of existing applications including:
    • Systems analysis, design and specification
    • Systems authoring using agreed standard programming tools
    • Systems integration and interoperability
  • Providing support for a range of Corporate Systems including:
    • Software installation and configuration.
    • Upgrades and patches.
    • Ensuring appropriate security and backups arrangements are in place
    • Monitoring application performance
    • Monitoring performance of contractors and suppliers
    • Resolving faults and provision of general support
    • Ensuring that full systems documentation is maintained
  • Ability to work in a structured project management environment:
    • Leading project strands or small projects and contributing to projects as required
    • Identifying and sourcing appropriate IT training and consultancy
  • Liaison with system suppliers and users as appropriate; attendance of expert user groups.
  • Documentation development, and initial training and user support for new applications.
  • Keeping abreast of relevant technologies.
  • Any other such duties as may be assigned by the Manager that are commensurate with the grade of the post.

The Successful Applicant

The Microsoft System Specialist will have:

  • IT related degree (or equivalent qualification) or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrable experience in a systems development role, including experience of managing system deployment
  • Previous experience of systems design, development, implementation and management.
  • Experience of developing user requirements and technical specifications documentation.
  • Demonstrable experience of a programming language such as Java (J2EE) and/or Microsoft
  • SQL (Oracle, SQL Server or MySQL)
  • Managing Windows based servers

To stand out, ideally you have some of the below experience:

  • Membership of an appropriate professional organisation
  • Understanding of Academic Administration Process
  • Knowledge of corporate systems such as Student Record Systems, HR/ Payroll, Research Administration, CMS or VLE
  • Experience of Project Management and development methodologies.
  • Working knowledge of HTML, XML and JavaScript.

What's on Offer

The System Specialist, Norwich, Remote Based Role, England will receive:

  • Base salary of up to £41,000 depending on experience
  • Remote based position
  • Fantastic, comprehensive benefits package

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Kieran Scully
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+44 207 269 2168

Job summary

Applications Support
Public Sector
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Consultant name
Kieran Scully
Consultant phone
+44 207 269 2168
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