Applications Support Analyst Job at Absa Bank

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Applications Support Analyst

Absa Group Tanzania

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Job Summary

To manage the implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of all Applications systems to enable the use of appropriate platform technology, as an integral and reliable component of business process within country. Drive convergence of technologies, ensure delivery of technology projects associated with Applications and liaise and negotiate with internal customers and technology vendors.


Job Description

Accountability: Service (Applications) Availability

The prime responsibility is for maintaining the availability and reliability of applications to ensure that IT can effectively meet service targets in accordance with planned business objectives.

Key Activities

Provide a range of application availability reporting to ensure that agreed levels of availability, reliability and maintainability are measured and monitored on an ongoing basis
Successfully facilitate delivery of changes to reports needed by the business and ensure that reports and their dependencies are made available for the business.
Provide holistic support of application availability to Business Users.
Take actions to achieve reductions in frequency and duration of incidents that impact application availability.
Ensure shortfalls in application availability are recognized and appropriate corrective actions are identified and progressed.
Take action on agreed appropriate actions with Line Management to maintain or improve application availability levels.
Initiate and coordinate actions required to maintain or improve availability of applications.
Act as a coordination point for changes to applications when needed.
Maintain an awareness of technology advancements and best practices that support application availability.

Accountability: Test Management

Responsibility is to ensure that proper testing occurs for all Application changes released into the production environments as assigned to you by Line Management.

Key Activities

Work closely with Release Analysts
Review releases and assign appropriate release testing tasks
Compile and review the Testing Deliverables
Conduct installation procedure tests
Participate in functional, performance, and integration testing results
Coordinate user acceptance testing
Coordinate back out testing
Conduct supporting documentation review
Compile test results
Conduct release test review
Coordinate post release testing
Validate and communicate results of testing activities

Accountability: Risk Management

Build relationship with country IT Risk and Governance team and provide support wherever required.
Contribute and deliver to the improvement of the risk profile by delivering improved governance, risk management, controls and compliance requirements.

Accountability: People Management

Responsible for driving own Performance Development, collating relevant documentation, preparing for and arranging reviews.
By utilizing skills matrix, identify training and development requirements, formulating own plan to be agreed with team leader. Responsible for ensuring own plan is completed within agreed timescales.
Undertake all necessary training in order to perform the role to the required standards, including gaining accreditation where appropriate.

Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC): Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences (Required)