Application Specialist

Big Red Recruitment Ltd
Leighton Buzzard
16 May 2018
23 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Successful household name based in Leighton Buzzard are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Application Specialist / Junior DevOps engineer to join their highly skilled technical team. This is a great opportunity for an individual with a varied back ground to join a growing company in a diverse and challenging Application focused role, with the ability to learn the DevOps basics and move into a more DevOps focused role!

Role: Application Support Specialist / Junior DevOps engineer

Location: Leighton Buzzard


* Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 (DOE)

* Annual Summer BBQ and Winter Ball, company organized social and discount off local amenities

* Company boast a 5 year+ average length of service

* Collaborative / knowledge sharing technical team

* Excellent training and career development plans

* Two fully paid for IT qualifications and a GBP3,000 salary increase per qualification

* Reimbursement of all successfully passed IT exams + GBP1,000 bonus per qualification

The Role:

Working closely with the DBA, Infrastructure and Development teams, you will be responsible for troubleshooting and resolving a range of issues with the internal business systems, applications and websites. This will include supporting the DBA on a number of SQL issues and this individual will therefore need to have a background that demonstrates confidence with SQL. You will be involved in the successful deployment of in-house web applications and the assurance that this process runs smoothly. There will also be the opportunity to get involved in a number of exciting key projects.

Required skills:

* Working knowledge of IIS Administration

* Strong SQL skills

* Good understanding of Windows Server Admin

* Enthusiasm to learn and develop skill set

* Knowledge of IT best practice

* Ability to read / understand basic code

* Understanding of XML / JSON

Desired skills:

* Cloud services (Azure) exposure

* Hyper-V experience

* Data management skills

* Exposure to automation tools (TFS, OctopusDeploy)

* Understanding of PowerShell

The Company

The IT team support a range of businesses within the group and across 600 sites, with approximately 50 employees in this area of the business, you would join the Operations team and help support them on a variety of issues and projects. The company is expanding but has managed to keep a solid, close knit culture, who value and reward their employees. The successful candidate would join and quickly be offered the opportunity to complete up to two fully paid IT qualifications, with each successful completion resulting in a GBP3,000 salary increase. Following this, the business will reimburse the cost of any successful IT exams and offer a GBP1,000 bonus per qualification!

This is a great chance for you to join a highly technical and collaborative team and be provided with opportunities for progression, technical exposure and recognition.

Big Red recruit on an exclusive basis so if this opportunity looks of interest please click apply or call 01789269677 and ask for Eloise for more information!

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