Application Support Analyst – permanent – based in Warwick/Birmingham

At comma we know that our people are our biggest asset, therefore we are committed to hiring individuals who can embrace and embody our relaxed, family feel culture. We are conscious of creating a diverse and inclusive team and want to hire people into Comma who we can empower and progress. We are aware that you may not meet every single requirement on the advert, but we would encourage you to apply or reach out to one of the team as a lot of us did not begin our careers at Comma as experts.

Location of role:

This role will be client-facing and will primarily be based in our Warwick/Birmingham offices and remote working with occasional travel to client sites across the UK and potentially mainland Europe.

Who we are:

Comma Group is a technology-agnostic MDM/PIM consultancy dedicated to delivering high-quality data solutions. Comma specialises in sustainable business solutions where technology acts as the enabler. Formed in 2015, Comma recognised the increasing importance that data plays within the 21st-century business. The exponential boost in its value to support wider initiatives such as digital transformation and customer loyalty programmes means that good data management is becoming an increasingly competitive advantage to organisations.

We are not just another system integrator, but instead are a strategic partner invested in delivering solutions that align to our customers business objectives.

Comma has offices Warwick and York. Much of our work is completed remotely.

The focus of your role:

Comma prides itself on building long lasting relationships with its customers and as part of that often enter into ongoing Support and Continuous Improvement arrangements.

The primary purpose of the Application Support Analyst role is to analyse, respond to and resolve customer service incidents and requests raised for their implemented MDM/PIM solutions. The role ensures that the needs of the customers business are met, and Comma’s service level agreements adhered to.

In addition, Comma utilises its Application Support team to supplement small projects / small change deliveries with our existing customers.

In order to succeed, you will require the willingness to learn and understand the configured MDM/PIM systems and the core business of each of Comma’s customers that you will be supporting. Effective communication, problem solving and the ability to work under pressure are required.

The following experience/competencies will contribute to your success:

A level of technical product knowledge – MDM/PIM Systems and/or other data centric solutions

Scripting languages such Javascript preferred but not essential

Software development skills such as .NET, Java, SQL – preferred but not essential

Microsoft technology skills desirable – Azure/Server OS/SQL/Sharepoint/Office 365/Active Directory/Exchange

Any software development expertise desirable but not essential

Proven experience of customer IT application support delivery

Business process awareness and customer facing capability

IT Service Management awareness – ITIL skills and knowledge desirable

Investigation and diagnostic skills. The ability to assess, plan and deliver solutions in a logical manner

IT Service Management tool knowledge – ideally Jira

What you’ll be doing:

Responding to customer service incidents/requests

Providing updates to requests on the IT Service Management tool

Liaising with customer contacts to analyse, review and explain request solutions where required

Analyse requests to determine categorisation – for example incident Vs change request

Working with the Comma Support Desk manager to agree on priorities and capacity

Providing input into customer service management reporting

Undertaking small software changes in-line with Customer Improvement projects / initiatives.

Contribute to, and support, internal Comma projects and/or research as directed by Comma management.

How we will support you in your role:

Opportunities to undertake training in the following areas:

Master Data Management (MDM)

MDM technologies (e.g. Stibo Systems, inRiver, Riversand)

Configuration & build of MDM technologies (gaining appropriate certifications where applicable)

Data Governance

Data Migration

Business Change

Project Management

Opportunities to shadow experienced Comma consultants on client projects, developing experience in consulting in a client environment.

What you’ll bring/qualifications:

Certifications – ITIL, Prince 2 or relevant technical accreditation or certification (beneficial, not essential)

Driving License / mode of transportation

What we will offer you:

30 days annual leave plus bank holidays

Flexible working options

3% matched pension

Vitality healthcare, life cover and membership benefits

Competitive salary

Distributed team with accommodating environment

Supportive, team-oriented culture

Company away days & regular staff events

Accelerated career progression

Strong opportunities for development

All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United Kingdom.

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