Senior Application Support Analyst

BBBH42146
Negotiable
Houston, Texas

This is a great opportunity to join one of the largest integrated energy and commodity trading companies in the world.
We are looking for a hands-on senior technologist with exposure in the Commodities industry who is passionate about technology and has experience supporting enterprise-wide systems.
The successful candidate is adept at partnering with end-users to log issues, analyse issues, provide tactical/strategical solutions and ultimately deliver tangible business value & benefit.
This role will report into the Head of Application Support - North America working on different business systems critical for the trading life cycle.


Key responsibilities

  • Supporting of Commodity Trading and live position applications during trading hours.
  • Support of CTRM and connected upstream/downstream applications for Intraday and End of day activities.
  • Take appropriate actions to ensure that time-critical batch steps run. This may involve root cause analysis of issues and taking appropriate corrective actions (fixing curves, excluding deals/portfolios etc.).
  • Monitor applications availability and report issues pro-actively.
  • Communicate with clients/vendors as required: inform/follow-up for incident progress, notify them of impending changes or agreed outages
  • Good organizational skills in managing issues, projects and communicating to the stake holders.
  • Fast turnaround of client requests.
  • Log and prioritize tickets in the ticketing system.
  • Work with the Service Desk to ensure requests are routed to appropriate resource in order to be resolved quickly and efficiently
  • Escalate service requests that require 3rd level support
  • Improve client service, perception, and satisfaction.


Technical expertise

  • 5 years of work experience in IT industry.
  • Minimum 4 years of working experience in energy trading domain.
  • Must have experience of working on trading floor and supporting traders during peak hours.
  • Must have knowledge of OpenLink Endur system (North American Gas and Power)
  • Working knowledge of Endur OpenJVS programming.
  • Good experience with CTRM Application support including upstream/downstream systems. (E.g. Understands business workflow, trade life cycle and operations)
  • Working knowledge of ISO power markets and FTR trade booking
  • Must have business knowledge of North American Gas and Power trade life cycle.
  • Programming skills using JAVA or .Net or any programming language.
  • Diagnosis skills of technical issues related to programs in Java, .Net or any other programming language.
  • Understanding of databases and analysing SQL scripts.
  • Should be able to support team members in different geographical regions.
  • Motivated and willing to learn and work on different systems 3rd party and in-house developed


Non-technical Skills

  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent communication skills to interact with various stakeholders both internal and external.
  • Ability to work under intense pressure and manage/prioritize multiple requests/projects independently.
  • Analytical and critical thinking with ability to problem solve complex issues
  • Self-motivated, able to multitask and ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work with geographically distributed team.
  • Adapt to changes quickly and communicate effectively.

About Petroplan

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