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Job Title Senior Applications Engineer
Job Location Glasgow
Job Type Business/Professional Services & Support
Expertise Information Technology

Job Description | Senior Applications Engineer

Department: Information Technology

Location: Glasgow

The Role

As the Senior Applications Engineer, your primary responsibility will be to oversee and manage the design, build and management of the organisation's complex Enterprise Applications estate. You will be responsible for ensuring the organisation's applications platforms are reliable, scalable, and secure.

  • Design, implement, and maintain the organization's applications.
  • Develop and implement processes to ensure applications are stable & secure
  • Work closely with other departments and collaborate with cross-functional teams, including software engineers, cloud engineers, business analysts, heads of function to ensure the organization's applications are meeting their needs.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with vendors and consultants who provide services and support to the firm regarding the organisation's enterprise applications estate
  • Identify and implement new technologies and best practices to improve the organization's application footprint.

Key Responsibilities

Project Delivery & Execution Oversight

  • Implements an effective set of delivery methodologies that supports the execution of a global technology function to include:
  • Development, sustainment, and training of a Technical Run Book covering policies and procedures resulting in consistent, repeatable methods of success.
  • Delivery methodologies and supporting policies and tactical procedures.
  • Development and/or reporting of team metrics and measures ~ analyse and adjust to improve team performance.
  • Skill-based capacity forecasting and evaluation to ensure his/her team's resources are used effectively in support of the department's identified priorities.

Global IT Leadership Guiding Principles

  • Model behaviours consistent with Clyde & Co.'s larger culture and the IT Guiding Principles.
  • Engage with the business in a thoughtful, professional manner - be a brand ambassador for IT's capabilities, services, and principles.
  • Be accountable for results of their team and of the global IT organization to make the whole better.
  • Actively contribute as a part of a single cohesive IT team - engage with positive intentions, value all roles, and work collaboratively with their team and across teams towards a common connected purpose.
  • Actively support the leadership team and its direction (verbally and in written form) and be a genuine advocate for IT and leadership strategies and goals.
  • Exercise a "progress versus perfection" focus, with a mindset toward delivery and meeting client and customer needs proactively.
  • Set near-term goals that collectively deliver on our customers' success
  • Celebrate wins along the way
  • Accept full accountability without blame.
  • Be approachable.
  • Exercise composure and use professional versus personally focused dialogue.
  • Be innovative, adaptable and set high standards for their team and self.
  • Take smart, calculated risks to accelerate achievement of the IT strategic plan, while managing and communicating overall risk to the firm and IT.
  • Follow through on commitments (team and individual).
  • Understand and embrace the need to assess and continuously improve to address the firm's evolving needs.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Proven experience as a technology engineer and as a senior within a technical team
  • Deep understanding of IT design principles.
  • Deep understanding of Agile Scrum
  • Deep understanding of Microsoft Technology stack
  • Deep understanding of cloud computing platforms such as Azure
  • Ability to understand complex IT problems and find solutions
  • Experience of running complex IT environments (both legacy platforms & new generation Cloud solutions)
  • Manage complex relationships (indirect, senior leader, peer)
  • Experience of working within a global distributed IT Department
  • Balance the need to track the details that make things happen while always keeping an eye on the bigger picture.
  • Excellent written communication, including ability to summarize, frame, and present information in a business consumable manner for senior leaders and boards
  • Highly influential with peers and effectively manages up, to collaborate and deliver goals aligned with the IT strategy
  • Experience managing key stakeholder relationships throughout the wider organisation
  • Experience managing third party vendor relationships
  • Degree in Computer Science or related degree is preferred

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