Application Support Engineer – BO (ZEMA) – (FTC Maternity Cover)

#Job number :SEFEGR00452


IT & Delivery


London


Fixed term contract

In Short The Application Support Analyst is responsible for supporting, monitoring, maintaining, and operating middle and back-office production applications at SM&T. This role entails delivering ongoing application release cycle changes, onboarding new applications, and providing high-quality operational and technical support to internal business functions. The successful candidate will possess experience in providing application support in […]

In Short
The Application Support Analyst is responsible for supporting, monitoring, maintaining, and operating middle and back-office production applications at SM&T. This role entails delivering ongoing application release cycle changes, onboarding new applications, and providing high-quality operational and technical support to internal business functions. The successful candidate will possess experience in providing application support in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate proactive support capabilities.

 

What You Will do

As the Application Support Engineer for incident and service request fulfilment across the middle and back-office application portfolio, you will ensure seamless operations by clarifying requirements with the business and ensuring timely completion of tasks.

You’ll run problem management processes involving identifying underlying issues, providing short-term workarounds, and collaborating with development teams for long-term fixes. Your efforts will contribute to enhancing application stability.

Effective management of major production incidents is key in this role. You will take ownership of incidents until closure, providing regular updates and minimising downtime/disruption to operations. Deployment of application code on production and pre-production environments will also be part of your responsibilities. This includes managing business communications and ensuring post-release environment availability to support smooth operations.

You will review and approve change requests requiring application support oversight, ensuring adherence to established processes and standards. Proactively identifying application improvements in performance, availability, and automation of repetitive tasks will be essential for enhancing operational efficiency.

You’ll conduct daily morning and evening checks for critical applications and providing status reports to the IT Operations Team, maintaining application health and stability.

Building and maintaining working relationships with the business community & IT community will be essential for increasing customer knowledge, capability, and system satisfaction.

 

What You Will Bring
• Several years’ of experience as an application support analyst.
• Knowledge of the trade lifecycle and SQL/SQL queries
• Knowledge of the Windows platform.
• Experience with end-of-day batch processing and business reporting is advantageous.
• Understanding of energy trading industry concepts such as PnL, settlement processes, and risk management.

Skills and Competencies

Mandatory:
• Experience with Energy Trading and Risk Management (ETRM) systems.
• Experience with ZEMA (ZE)
• Strong customer service orientation with excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
• Proficient troubleshooting and analytical abilities.
• Ability to follow defined processes and prioritize workload to meet strict service level agreements.
• Capacity to work autonomously and manage multiple high-priority tasks simultaneously.
• Leadership and team management skills.
• Technical proficiency in MS Windows Server and MS SQL, along with web technologies.
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
• Experience in maintaining positive working relationships with internal departments, as well as third-party vendors and hosting providers.

Advantageous:
• Experience with PowerShell, Active Batch, VBA, Power BI, or TFS.
• Experience in the financial services or energy trading sectors.
• Familiarity with trading applications and interfaces.
• Understanding of the ITIL framework.

 

About Us
Securing Energy for Europe – it’s a simple statement, with a bold ambition. SEFE is not just our name, but also encompasses everything that drives us. To accomplish this, we’re taking immediate action to secure gas supply – but also looking forward, to explore our role in the European energy transformation and how we can contribute to a stable and sustainable future.

As an integrated midstream energy company headquartered in Berlin, SEFE Securing Energy for Europe ensures the security of energy supply in Germany and Europe and drives the green energy transformation. SEFE is active in trading & portfolio management, sales, transportation, and storage of energy and has its strongest presence in Germany and the UK. SEFE employs around 1,500 people and supplies over 50,000 customers, in particular industrial customers, and municipal utilities in Germany and seven other European markets. We’re passionate about energy and the important role it can play in shaping a better future.

Join SEFE and help us secure gas supply across Europe and shape a better, more sustainable tomorrow.

Our Benefits
We’re committed to creating an inclusive environment that embraces diversity and fosters the development of knowledge, skills and experience. Whatever your role, you’ll find an open, welcoming atmosphere that empowers you, and recognises your contribution. We offer a competitive starting salary supported by a comprehensive, and broad reaching benefits package which includes:

• Bonus earning potential
• Non-contributory pension
• 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and 2 volunteering days
• Buy / sell holidays
• Life assurance
• Medical and dental insurance
• Range of optional flexible benefits

Based from our offices in London, you can benefit from hybrid working offering the flexibility to spend some of your working week at home. We are committed to supporting your career growth with opportunities to develop both your knowledge and experience through a blended approach to learning.

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