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Senior Applications Analyst

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Recruiter: Essex County Council
Listed on: 11th February
Location: Chelmsford
Salary/Rate: Upto £48596
Salary Notes: Up to £48,596 per annum
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Technology Services deliver a wide range of business applications that are essential to the provision of services throughout the council. The Applications team are responsible for a significant proportion of these applications, providing 3rd line support, development, maintenance, and configuration activities.
We are seeking an experienced and knowledgeable Senior Applications Analysts with a development background to join the team. As well as taking the lead on managing and developing some key applications and websites, you will be an important part of some exciting and ambitious projects such as:

Migration of on-premise applications to new Azure Infrastructure.
Optimisation of applications for cloud environment.
Implementation of a new web hosting platform, Library Management system and ERP.
Continued roll-out of Microsoft 365 suite and features.


Take a lead on web application support and development.
Maintain knowledge of key products and their roadmaps to identify opportunities and challenges.
Monitoring and managing ‘evergreen' solutions to highlight where new changes may cause compatibility, security or usability issues and work collaboratively to identify solutions.
Collaborate with Solution Architects, Security Architects, Infrastructure and third parties to inform and support application design and implementation.
Mentoring and developing Applications Analysts where required.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Advanced knowledge of C#, ASP.NET and ASP.NET MVC 5
Front end development experience using technologies, frameworks and methodologies including HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, CSS and Bootstrap
Experience of data driven development using MS SQL Server, T-SQL, Entity Framework
Understanding of RESTful and web services, including knowledge of frameworks including ASP.NET Web API 2 and WCF


Hold Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) and Oracle Certified Expert (OCE) certification or equivalent, Qualification or high level of demonstrable capability with relevant vendor business applications.
Experience of working within the Azure environment.
Knowledge and experience of:
NET Core 2.x
DevOps, CI/CD.
Front-end tooling including npm, gulp.js, SASS, linting.
Working with Microsoft 365 products, e.g. SharePoint online, Teams etc...
Understanding of responsive design.
Familiar with accessibility guidelines (WCAG).
SharePoint 2016 experience.
Knowledge of Umbraco, Java, Oracle Cloud or GIS.

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package, including:

Flexible working.
Generous holiday and leave allowance.
Local Government Pension Scheme.
Travel discounts and interest free season ticket loans.
Discounts and benefits at many local and national outlets including supermarkets, shopping, restaurants, technology purchases and holidays.
Tax-free savings on childcare via salary sacrifice.

Closing date: 23 February 2021.
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