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Software Management Technical Analyst


  • Dublin
  • Negotiable
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 15/01/2013
  • Kayleigh O' Shea
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Software Management Technical Analyst


About Zurich
Zurich Life Assurance plc ('Zurich Life') is one of Ireland's most successful life insurance companies, offering a full range of Pension, Investment and Protection products. Our investment team, based in Blackrock, Co. Dublin, is responsible for funds under management of approximately €12 billion, of which pension assets amount to €6.9 billion (as at 30th June 2012). Zurich Life is a member of Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) a leading multi-line insurance provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East as well as other markets. Zurich offers a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services for individuals, small businesses, mid-sized and large companies as well as multinational corporations. Zurich employs about 60,000 people serving customers in more than 170 countries. Zurich Insurance Group, formerly known as Zurich Financial Services Group, is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872. Zurich employs over 1,000 employees across its businesses in Ireland. We are a dynamic company where the culture is one of innovation, competitiveness and enthusiasm. Our management team adopts a flexible and accessible approach. Quality of work and team spirit are just some of the characteristics that we look for in a new employee. We are committed to a world class service and to achieve this, we recruit highly professional and motivated people. Whether this is your first job or you're moving on - why not say “Yes”? We are the perfect choice for your career.

The Role
We have full time vacancy for a Technical Analyst within the Software Management team in Zurich. Suitable candidates should be technically minded with at least 5 years experience in working across a variety of systems and platforms.

Key Accountabilities
- Application change control and general environment management across development, test and production environments.
- Application of upgrades for both development tools and infrastructural software.
- Provide assistance to development teams during design, development and testing, to troubleshoot any technical issues that should arise, such as performance, setup and configuration.
- Liaise with the local data centre to provide input into the management process for both development and production server environments.
- Support/take a lead role in architecture projects that may arise.
- Be mindful of existing procedures and where possible automate/introduce efficiencies so as to streamline the role.

Skills and Experience
Technical Competencies:
- Must have at least 3+ years experience of CSC Life400 / LiFE application and the underlying SMART400 development environment.
- Must have experience of carrying out upgrades of operating systems, system software, development tools or development environments.
- Practical experience of the following technologies would also be highly advantageous; ROBOT, SpoolOrganisor, MQ Series and FTP/sFTP technologies.

Non-Technical Competencies:
- Must have excellent communications skills and have a proven ability at selling ideas and co-opting buy-in and commitment from work colleagues.
- Must be flexible, proactive and focused in approach to work.
- Be analytically minded with a proven ability in troubleshooting and technical problem solving.
- Shall enjoy working as part of a team but also be equally capable of working under own initiative. -Attention to detail and desire to deliver quality service is essential.
- Have a keen interest in emerging technologies.

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Ref: IR00787_1357145405
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