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Technical Consultant
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Recruiter: Nigel Frank International
Listed on: 17th April
Location: Leeds
Salary/Rate: Negotiable
Salary Notes: Negotiable
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 17042019_1555503454_expired
Contact Name: Luke Taylor

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About the RoleOur business is growing, and the solutions we deliver are becoming increasingly sophisticated and complex. We are therefore looking to grow our team of Technical Consultants. The applicant is expected to consult with the customer to recommend server specifications and to stipulate prerequisites for the packaged applications to run successfully. He/she will assist with preparing the customer's environment for the installation of the packaged software, and will work alongside customer staff to carry out the installation of the packaged software, document the environment, hand over the completed installation, and secure sign-off.In addition, the applicant will be expected to work within the support department offering both 1st and 2nd line support to customers.The role is based in our Leeds office, but the successful candidate may on rare occasion (perhaps once per month) be required to travel to customer site. A car allowance is provided, and business mileage and out of pocket expenses are reimbursed in line with company policy.Knowledge and ExperienceThe key focus of the job is installation, upgrade and ongoing support and maintenance of packaged business applications for our customers. This requires a good mix of technical knowledge, business understanding, and interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will have experience of installing and supporting packaged business applications for end users, ideally covering functionality such as ERP, Financial Management, Procurement, Performance Management, and/or Business Intelligence. Specific knowledge of any of the business applications we sell would be a definite advantage, but is not essential as training will be provided.A good working knowledge of server, desktop, network operating systems, and thin-client technologies is important. The applicant is expected to be competent in the installation, configuration and troubleshooting of these systems.Microsoft SQL Server is at the foundation of the applications we sell and support, and therefore good working knowledge and experience is required. This includes the installation, configuration and management of SQL Server environments along with knowledge of deploying and supporting applications based on SQL Server. The applicant is also expected to be able to understand, adapt and run SQL scripts and have a working knowledge of SQL Server Reporting Services.Any knowledge of Microsoft SQL programming, VB.Net, VB6 or ASP would also be extremely beneficial, but not essential. Likewise any working knowledge of virtualisation and SAN technologies would also be beneficial.In summary, knowledge and skills are expected in the following key areasInstallation and support of packaged business applications for end usersInstallation and management of Windows desktop and server operating systemsManagement of Citrix and/or RDS deploymentsManagement and use of Microsoft SQL ServerAbout the personThe successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills, and will demonstrate the following key attributesHave an analytical approach to problem solvingBe highly IT literate and lead in the adoption of new technologiesUnderstand the difference between effort and outcomeBe able to work in a high-pressure environment and prioritise tasks on a daily basisHave excellent time managementHave a strong client focusBe comfortable when challenged by othersBe able to challenge others with tact and courtesyBe able to set (and manage) realistic expectationsBe fearlessHave strong negotiation skillsBe a natural, easy communicator and trainerBe a self-starter - able to motivate him/herselfHave a large reserve of initiative to think around, through or past the many obstaclesBe able to manage competing priorities and deliver successful outcomesBe able to effectively distribute and delegate work, avoiding tasks best left to othersKnow his/her own limitations and have the confidence to ask for assistance