IT Operations Analyst

Information Technology London, United Kingdom


Description

IT Operations Analyst

Summary

The company is seeking an experienced Windows Application Support Engineer to join the IT Systems group.  The group is responsible for the entire company technical infrastructure. Project work within the role covers a broad scope of managing and upgrading the current applications as well as researching and implementing new technologies. This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a vibrant and stimulating company in a diverse infrastructure role.

 

The Company

At G-Research we research investment strategies to predict price returns in financial markets across multiple asset classes. We also develop the research and execution platform to deploy these ideas in markets globally.

 

Our investment strategies, software and IT Systems are used to:

  • Evaluate, forecast and simulate investment ideas
  • Test for and control risk in investment portfolios
  • Maximise investment returns across a range of markets and products

Our software and services are used in markets around the globe and around the clock.

We offer a dynamic, flexible and highly stimulating working environment, where good ideas are prized and rewarded correspondingly.

 

The Role

The company is seeking an experienced Windows Operations Analyst to join the IT Systems group. From day one the successful candidate will be dealing with a large range of technologies and taking responsibility for working on projects. The role will involve installing new applications from scratch, upgrading existing systems, and supporting/maintaining them. This will include:

 

  • Software rollouts to 1000’s of Windows machines
  • Keeping a consistent baseline of software rolled out to all machines
  • Automated software packaging and deployment
  • Supporting in-house and 3rd party monitoring and alerting tools for the Operations Team
  • Co-coordinating large software upgrades across the company
  • Benchmarking performance and tuning applications/hardware
  • Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange management
  • Scripting to automate problems and daily tasks
  • Coordinating consultants/support engineers for 3rd party support where required

 

The Individual

The role requires a skilled engineer with a strong track record of successfully delivering and supporting projects and systems within a Microsoft Windows environment. A degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related disciplines from a top university is required. The company has high academic hiring standards and requires candidates with a 2:1 degree or better and 3 B’s or equivalent at A-Level.

It is expected that the successful applicant will have at least 2 years’ experience of working in an application support role. Experience of providing automated solutions using Microsoft technologies is important, as is exposure to Windows 2012. The following experience would be beneficial:

  • Splunk
  • Visual Studio and other Microsoft products
  • Powershell and/or other scripting languages
  • Microsoft SQL to perform data manipulation tasks

 

Compensation

Salary and compensation package will depend on experience and the skills of the candidate but will be in line with top-flight financial institutions. We offer premium private healthcare, team weekends away, social dinner and drinks all within a relaxed non corporative environment

For more information please see: www.gresearch.co.uk