Application Support Analyst (Day Shift)______

The person in this role will occupy a key position within Calastone as our client base and product range expands. This role will have specific accountability for Calastone’s production technology systems, for the on-boarding of clients and for the support of the QA team in testing of new code to enable new products, functionality and clients.

Key Responsibilities

  • Proactively monitor the production services.
  • Provide first line support to Calastone’s customers.
  • Assist in the creation of a knowledge base to mitigate the number of escalations to the second line team.
  • Work with the Client Delivery team to ensure that they have satisfied all pre-production checks/tests before they are released into production.
  • Work with the QA team on a rotational basis to assist with quality assurance cycles and to obtain pre-release knowledge of new releases.
  • Work closely with internal project staff to ensure that all production requirements are flagged and dealt with during customer on-boarding, ensuring smooth transition into production and to enhance the customer’s perception and experience of the Calastone service.
  • Work with, and communicate to, all customers and internal technical staff during implementations.
  • Deal with service incidents that arise and work to achieve a positive outcome in the shortest possible timeframe.
  • Maintain Calastone’s reputation for high-quality service support and delivery.
  • Contribute to all aspects of general business improvement.

Required Knowledge & Experience

  • Good technical background.  Most desirable is experience of databases/SQL (ability to create and run own queries), MQ (any variant), SWIFT, ISO15022, ISO20022, FIX, XML, messaging authentication/ certification techniques and secure FTP environments.
  • Application support and operations in a client facing, financial environment.
  • Experience of project delivery life-cycles, in accordance with industry best practice.
  • Knowledge of ITIL is beneficial.
  • Knowledge of Salesforce is an advantage.
  • Business Level written and spoken English and Italian skills essential, Spanish language would be an additional asset.

Person Specification

  • Ability to stay calm and focused under pressure and able to positively direct customers, colleagues and service partners when resolving service issues.
  • Team player in multi-disciplined environment.
  • Strong work ethic and entrepreneurial approach.
  • Passionate about quality and ‘getting it right’.
  • Highest levels of professionalism, honesty and integrity.
  • Willing to pursue a problem through to root cause identification.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Balanced individual able to critically appraise own strengths and weaknesses.
  • An example setter by deed as well as words.
  • Needs to be able to hold their corner and to be able to deal with a spirited work environment.
  • Flexible attitude and willingness to work alternative shift pattern, including night shift, should that be necessary (especially during training period).

A shift system is in operation, consisting of:

Day Shift Early:                07:30 to 16:00 Monday to Friday, with 1 hour break (7.5 hours work), On Friday, you may be asked to perform late shift 15:30 to 00:00, with 1 hour break (7.5 hours work),


Day Shift Regular:           09:00 to 17:30 Monday to Friday, with 1 hour break (7.5 hours work), On Friday, you may be asked to perform late shift 15:30 to 00:00, with 1 hour break (7.5 hours work),


Day Shift Late:                15:30 to 00:00 Sunday to Thursday, with 1 hour break (7.5 hours work)

Please note that although you are on a Day Shift contract, you will be required to occasionally work on the Night Shift 23:30 to 08:00, as is currently the case.  Occasional weekend and Bank Holiday working will be required for which time off in lieu or payment at the approved daily rate will be given.

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