Senior Application Consultant - Up to £45k - Pensions - Bristol

Senior Application Consultant - Up to £45k - Pensions - Bristol

Spring Technology | South West England, England, UK

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Job Title: Senior Application ConsultantCompetency Level:Department: Application SupportRole Purpose of Senior Application ConsultantReporting to the Application Support Manager, you will be working as part of a small but dynamic team that provides support across the company in the development and maintenance of system applications.You'll utilise your programming and analytical skills in supporting and developing business critical applications. You can tap into your creative side to assist with design solutions and feel the reward when you see your ideas come to life.Our team touches every area of the business. Our colleagues are our clients and our most important customer. You will offer them first-class support in using the systems, which you can reasonably assume will include debugging, improving functionality, producing reports, statistical analysis, and whatever other support they might require.Really no two days are the same, but if you are the type of person that thrives working in a fast-paced environment and enjoys facing new challenges head on then this could be the role for you.There is excellent career development / progression opportunity in this role.Key Accountabilities for Senior Application Consultant* Work with other members of the team to manage the team helpdesk system and resolve user-submitted problems and questions* Utilise your development skills (VBA, VB.Net, C#) to deliver solutions that meet the needs of the users and the business* Undertake any tasks or projects that are necessary to achieve team and company objectives* Extract key messages from complex data analysis and communicate these effectively* Work with external contractors to implement new applications or new modules within existing applications* Contribute towards the testing of updates, changes, bug fixes, new processes and new development releases* Provide technical support and guidance on applications for end-point users* Ensure quality delivery against agreed timescales and priorities* Provide support and cover for other members of the team as required* Ensure that change and security control procedures are followed* Comply with all relevant policies and procedures work to ISO standards* Support our company values Teamwork, Client Centric, Talent Driven and Intrapreneurial* Resolve user-submitted problems and questions* Comply with all relevant policies and procedures work to ISO standardsKey Skills for Senior Application Consultant* Organised approach to project work* Highly computer literate* Extremely high level of competence using Excel* Highly numerate with exceptional analytical skills.* A sound pensions technical knowledge preferred* Experience with all scheme types (DC, DB and CARE, flex benefits and employee benefits)* Attention to detail & commitment to providing a quality service* The ability to work independently & as part of a team* The ability and willingness to work within a project environment, often to strict deadlines* Problem solving skills & initiative.* The ability to communicate effectively both verbally & in writingPersonal Profile for Senior Application ConsultantEducation, Skills & KnowledgeESSENTIAL* Educated to degree level or equivalent (computer science or related subject would be preferable)* Advanced Excel skills and experience of writing, debugging complex macros in VBA* Experience of coding using more than one recognised industry standard language (e.g. VB.Net, C#); understanding of object-orientated software engineeringBENEFICIAL* An understanding of relational databases, such as Microsoft SQL ServerAbilities* Ability to analyse and interpret information, pre-empt and evaluate issues, and recommend appropriate course of action to address the issues* Ability to envision and deliver solutions that meet user needs and / or solve business problems* Ability to articulate and gain engagement for ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences* Ability to analyse and interpret information, pre-empt and evaluate issues, and recommend appropriate course of action to address the issues* Good problem-solving skills and be proactive in researching solutions* Excellent written and oral communication skillsEssential Personal Characteristics* A team player, able to build relationships and work well in a team* A self-starter and self-motivated, able to work independently when required* An appreciation of how technology supports business needs* Keen to develop your technical skills plus knowledge of trust-based pension management* Determined, persistent and proactive wants to understand, analyse and improveKeywords:HTML / SQL / VBA / / C# / .NET / Excel / QPA / APMI / Pensions / Pension / Application Support / Application Consultant / Pensions Administrator / Pension AccountsSpring acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. 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