Applications Analyst

Posting Date: 30 June 2020

Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG

Company: Babcock

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Applications Analyst
Devonport, Plymouth
Business Unit: Central Services


Here at Babcock International, we’re seeking an Application Analyst to work as a key player in our Web Services Team within Business Solutions, Marine and Technology (M&T) division.


Reporting to the Web Services Team Leader, you will work with a highly motivated and talented team of Developers, Testers, Analysts, Project Managers, Solution Managers and Product Owners throughout the project life cycle.


Your main purpose will be to install and configure technical software to support business processes within the organisation and to perform updates to existing software.


This role will take responsibility for installing and configuring server software against business requirements, both functional and non-functional. You will also provide guidance to other team members and participate in continuous improvement for this process.


Main Purpose of Role
You will be responsible for installing, configuring and maintaining new and existing COTS (Commercially Off The Shelf) Web Applications, Window Services, and Web Services whilst working with SQL and Oracle databases.


You should be confident at highlighting issues, providing estimates and delivering progress reports to Solution Managers, Project managers and your team leader.


You will be responsible for compiling and maintaining a list of COTS applications in order to establish a technical roadmap with regard to upgrades.

You will work with the team and follow the established quality process and configuration standards.


This is a new role, however, you will be part of an established team of developers who are responsible for delivering Web services to meet customer requirements and departmental standards. This post will not require you to develop any bespoke applications.

You will also be responsible for providing technical help and product knowledge where needed.


Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Competences
To be successful in this role you need to have an analytical mind, natural fault finding ability, pay close attention to detail, with experience in web servers, application servers and SQL servers.

You should be comfortable working with a range of people from the business including solutions analysts, developers, testers, project managers and product owners.

An appreciation of the core Babcock business areas would also be an advantage.


Key Competencies:
• A methodical approach to problem solving and demonstrate close attention to detail.
• Good interpersonal skills, comfortable working in teams.
• Self-motivated, always keen to deliver effective results and see an issue through to resolution.
• Excellent communication and influencing skills with both technical and non-technical colleagues.



• Experience of installing software on Servers
• Experience of working with SQL Server
• Experience of working with IIS and configuring web sites and web applications
• Knowledge of Active Directory, Users and AD Groups
• Knowledge of folder shares, security and configuring server shares
• Knowledge of configuration files
• Experience in the use of ALM systems
• Knowledge and experience of Agile (scrum/Kanban) methodologies and practices


• Java Web Server knowledge
• Experience with TFS Azure DevOps 2019
• Oracle Databases
• Windows Server 2012, 2016, 2019 experience
• SQL Server 2012, 2014, 2016 AOAG and 2017
• MS Access


This position is within the Central Services business unit as a Grade 5 which has a salary of £36,525 with DRDL Terms and Conditions.


Babcock offers a supportive environment including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, flexible working hours (only non-industrials), career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams. Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts.


This role is based at Devonport Royal Dockyard which is located in Plymouth, Devon in the south west of England.


Application Guidance
If you are currently employed by Babcock/Cavendish Nuclear you are required to make your current line manager aware that you’re applying for this vacancy. You should advise them if you are attending an interview or assessment for a role.

Please note that you will not be able to access the vacancy details after the closing date so you may wish to keep a copy of this advert and any supporting documents for your records.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to ensure that our recruitment processes are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we’re compliant with the latest government advice. Babcock will be continuing with essential recruitment activity but implementing relevant recommendations to protect our employees, by acting in a responsible way, which reflects the restrictions we may face.


You will have advance notice should we wish to arrange an interview with you and more information will be provided regarding the format by the recruitment team.


This advice is valid at the time of publication and changing government advice and Babcock working practices take precedence at any particular time.


Company Information
This role is within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group. The Marine Sector delivers a wide array of complex through-life marine engineering services. Ranging from UK and international naval fleet support, commercial marine, engineering consultancy, weapons handling, equipment support, intelligence, cyber security and training delivered through unique owned and managed infrastructure to defence and civil customers across the globe.


Babcock International Group is committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment.


If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know and will respond in a way that best fit your specific needs.


Business Area- Devonport
Babcock International Group owns and operates the main refit, maintenance and workshop area of the 330 acre naval site at Devonport, known as Devonport Royal Dockyard, where it employs thousands of people. The remainder of the site at Devonport is owned by the Ministry of Defence and is known as Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) Devonport – one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe.


Babcock and the Ministry of Defence work in partnership to operate and maintain this co-located site by providing through-life support for submarines, surface ships and associated systems and equipment.


Babcock has a large design and technology capability providing a wide range of support activities including feasibility and project definition studies, detail design and draughting, development trials, noise and vibration analysis, structural analysis, project management, integrated logistic support and risk management.



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