1st Line Application Support Engineer

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1st Line Application Support Engineer

  • Post Date:March 17, 2022
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  • Career Level Engineer
    Qualification Diploma
    Experience 3-5 Years
  • Industry ICT
Job Description

The Mukuru Application Support Team is growing and we are extremely excited to announce that a new opportunity has opened up for a 1st line Application Support Engineer to join our team in Zimbabwe.

This candidate will report directly to the IT Service Manager and will be responsible for monitoring systems health, actioning system alerts and resolving 1st line application support technical queries. This is a role that provides great exposure to various cutting edge technology stacks and is an excellent opportunity for learning and career advancement in the Mukuru Technology space. The ideal candidate for this role must be hardworking, hungry to learn and flexible enough to work with diverse individuals across various departments and domains to not only resolve application support queries but to actively find opportunities to improve our systems. We are looking for someone who is not satisfied with just doing a good job, the ideal candidate for this role strives for World Class Customer Service in all they do.

Duties and Responsibilities include (but is not limited to):

  • Adhere to standard operating procedures, quality control and security protocols and overall business processes
  • Proactive monitoring of systems health and resolution of alerts
  • Professional and positive engagement with business stakeholders and speedy resolution of 1st line application support queries
  • Effective and efficient collaboration with 2nd line support team to drive speedy resolution of all escalated support queries
  • Provide after-hour standby support during the week, weekends and public holidays (rotational standby shift roster)
  • Proactively identify and raise repeat system issues and effectively collaborate with 2nd line support team to drive permanent solutions
  • Assist with planned maintenance tasks and other ad hoc IT projects
  • Effectively collaborate with 3rd party service providers and partners on all system issues and changes
  • Knowledge Management:
    • Proactively and effectively share knowledge with team members
    • Proactively and effectively gather knowledge from 2nd line support team
    • Create new and maintain existing SOP documentation
    • Contribute to and keep knowledge base updated and relevant
  • Communication – Proactively and accurately inform all relevant parties of important system issues/changes/outages/updates etc.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of company products and services
  • Stay updated with latest ICT industry developments and trends

Key Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 – 4 years experience as an Application/Software Support Engineer (Essential)
  • Demonstratable experience in Systems Health Monitoring with tools similar but not limited to: Grafana, Sysaid, Nagios, SolarWinds et al. (Essential)
  • Demonstratable Experience of IT service management (ITSM) business processes and tools (Essential)
  • Demonstratable knowledge and understanding of IT service level agreements (Essential)
  • Demonstratable knowledge and understanding of ITIL or similar frameworks (Essential)
  • Demonstratable experience in Web Application technical support (Essential)
  • BSc Computer Science Degree, IT Diploma, MCSE, Comptia Certification or similar (Advantageous)

Additional Skills:

  • Positive Can do attitude
  • Excellent team player
  • Growth Mindset
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask effectively
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to rapidly learn new systems and processes while working under pressure
  • Accountability and ownership
  • Passionate about company and personal growth, desire to go the extra mile
  • Self motivated with excellent time management skills
  • Ability to prioritise between important and urgent matters and take decisive action
  • A never ending desire to learn and grow

Should you be appointed in a remote/work from home role at Mukuru, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have uninterrupted internet connectivity and a ‘work-like’ environment at your home location, in order to deliver your best in terms of performance, productivity and service to our customers.

If you do not receive any response after two weeks please consider your application unsuccessful.

NB: ALL STAFF APPOINTMENTS WILL BE MADE WITH DUE CONSIDERATION OF THE COMPANY’S EE TARGETS