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Applications Support Specialist

Passionate about Financial technologies and applications? Enjoy using your analytical skills in an international environment? Keen to develop your career and learn new financial technology? If so Euro London may have the ideal new challenge for you!

We're currently recruiting for a Business IT Applications Specialist with a strong dual IT and Business background, supporting Financial Applications, to join our 'challenger bank' client, who are growing fast in the UK market and based near Canary Wharf. This position is focused on ensuring operational continuity and effectiveness of business applications and services, providing systems administration support to various financial systems used by the Bank.


*Co-ordinating with business application providers to develop advanced knowledge of the applications used by the Bank, particularly the Olympic system and an in-house developed money services platform. Knowledge of these applications is beneficial but not essential for candidates with knowledge of other core banking technologies.
*Conducting routine user and systems configuration tasks in response to change requests.
*Co-ordinating and carrying out advanced tasks such as systems integration, new reports development and systems upgrades.
*Building relationships with key personnel from external application suppliers.
*Preparing business requirements documentation and functional specifications.
*Providing production support and services to support 1st and 2nd line application support.
*Managing application problems/incidents and escalating product queries and bug fixes to the application suppliers.
*Providing applications training for business users and internal staff.

Education and training

*University degree in a IT /computing related field.
*Knowledge of Core Banking Systems and Financial Services environments and concepts is required(Debits/Credits/Reconciliations/Balances/Transactions/End of day processes/Routine daily checks)

Skills /attributes required

*At least 2 years significant experience in Financial Services / Banking Systems administration.
*Business knowledge of financial instruments and accounting principals.
*Fluent English ( written and spoken) for internal and external communications.
*Experience of providing business applications support and analysing business requirements.
*Experience using a structured, logical approach to incident and change management.
*Able to take initiative and individual responsibility in a highly regulated environment.
*Experience writing business and functional specifications.
*Developed team-work and cross-functional collaboration skills.
*Good understanding of Oracle/SQL*Server RDBMS.
*Good experience writing SQL scripts.
*Working knowledge of Linux/Unix. Strong command line knowledge.
*Good knowledge of writing and maintaining Crystal reports.
*Any knowledge of OLYMPIC Banking system by ERI, MISYS Opics is highly beneficial but not essential.
*Experience liaising with end-users such as traders, managers, operational staff and third party suppliers.
*On-call availability with some flexibility required.

Our client is able to offer a welcoming and learning focused working environment for a candidate keen to develop or improve their Financial Applications skills in a small-medium sized IT team. There will be opportunities available for career development as well as further courses to acquire specialist product knowledge, as required.



Oliver Astington

Team: IT & Technical

I specialise in: International & Multilingual IT and Technical Recruitment across the UK and Western Europe

Languages: English, French & Spanish (also learning Italian)

I’ve been at Euro London since: 2010

About me: I have evolved with Euro London from consultant to senior and principal consultant since December 2010. I completed my Bachelors Degree in Modern European Studies and Masters Degree in Modern Language studies at the University of Nottingham with studies in France and Spain from 2005-2010 and have subsequently used my passion for Europe, European languages and international business to develop long-standing relationships with international businesses and candidates as well as investment in helping international candidates find job opportunities that will help them grow their careers. Outside work I regularly travel throughout Europe and beyond, enjoy outdoor sports and  reading about  Modern European history and politics. 

Fun fact: I have lived in 4 European countries , UK, France, Spain, Belgium.


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