• IT Support Technician

    Job Ref
    50818-6642
    Closing Date
    26/9/2018
    Advertised Range (External)
    £20,000-£26,000
    Type
    Permanent Full-Time
    Department
    ITE
    Location : City
    Eastleigh
  • Job Purpose

    IT Support Technician: As an IT Support Technician at Ageas, analytical and problem-solving skills play an active part in our IT team in identifying, communicating and resolving issues.

     

    Accountable for the delivery of 2nd line IT Operations support to all Ageas locations, our IT Support Technicians play a vital role in ensuring the stability, integrity and efficient operation of the in-house information systems that support core business services.

    This is achieved by monitoring, maintaining, supporting and optimizing all networked software, hardware and associated desktop operating systems.

     

    Accountabilities will include but are not limited to:

    • Ensure implementation of appropriate technical methodology, within agreed expense budgets.
    • Identify opportunities to increase operating efficiencies and profitability.
    • Ensure appropriate arrangements are in place to ensure business continuity within the department in the event of an unforeseen interruption.
    • Design and perform desktop and security audits, system backup procedures, and other recovery processes.
    • Work with Ageas IT staff members, decision makers, and stakeholders to identify and resolve business systems issues.
    • Collaborate with IT staff to ensure smooth and reliable operation and deployment of software and systems for fulfilling business objectives and processes.
    • Coordinate and perform in-depth tests, including end-user reviews, for modified and new systems.
    • Manage incident and request escalations through to resolution, including root-cause analysis and remediation, with the aim of reducing overall service record volumes.
    • Recommend, schedule and (where appropriate) apply fixes and security patches, and any other measures required to avoid a security breach.

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience: 

    • Proven experience with systems deployments, security principles, and general software and hardware management best practices.
    • Extensive experience and knowledge with core software applications, including Active Directory, Windows Desktop operating systems, system monitoring and TCP/IP (DNS, DHCP, HTTP, SMTP, Telnet, ICMP etc.).
    • Excellent software and hardware troubleshooting experience.
    • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
    • Practical, working knowledge of ITIL frameworks.
    • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Ability to conduct research into systems issues and products as required.
    • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language.
    • Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
    • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
    • Experienced in Asset management suites.

     

    Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy in our role based in Eastleigh:    

    Our people enjoy a comprehensive range of flexible benefit options such as a company pension, 23 days’ holiday (rising to 25 days after 3 years) with the ability to buy an additional 5 days, a personal car lease option, health and dental plans, life assurance of 4 x salary with the option to flex up or down, and a discretionary annual bonus.  Our people enjoy discounted gym membership as well as discounts with a wide range of retailers through our partner Perkz.com and make the most of our Wellbeing activities and Sports and Social Club events. We have also introduced our “Dress for Your Day” policy which means you have the option of what to wear depending on what your day holds.

     

     

    About #AgeasUK

    We're a leading provider of award-winning insurance solutions in the UK, distributing our Personal and Commercial insurance products through brokers, intermediaries, affinity partners and the internet.  We have two consumer brands – Back Me Up and RIAS – and partner with some of the nation’s most well-known brands, such as John Lewis, Age UK, Toyota and Vauxhall.  We’re also partners in Tesco Underwriting, providing home and motor insurance to Tesco Bank customers.  Insuring around five million customers and working with a range of partners, Ageas is recognised for delivering consistent and high-quality customer experiences. We employ around 4,000 people in UK based offices in Manchester, Stoke, Gloucester, Portsmouth, Bournemouth, Eastleigh and London.

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