Application Support Specialist
Remote
Full Time
Posted: 2020-06-10

An opportunity to apply your expertise across a set of interesting customers, diverse, sectors and complex challenges, on both major transformations and smaller scope engagements!

About Us

We are Ascent. We are on a mission to help our customers connect data, software and purpose to create extraordinary outcomes. You could say we are a digital transformation business. But we’d rather say we help people solve problems, or do new things, or do existing things better.

We specialise in software product development, analytics, and data science, IoT solutions, machine learning, DevOps optimisation and modernisation of applications, data and platforms. And in case you were wondering, our customers are awesome. From smart home devices, space exploration and beer to manufacturing, finance, ecology, and logistics - we work with some of the sharpest minds in the brightest businesses.

Ascent is UK based with specialist hubs in Malta and Bulgaria and smaller local teams in 14 countries worldwide. We’re a 330+ strong team that’s growing – fast – in a vibrant market and we are continuously looking for new talent and perspectives. And right now, we’re looking for experienced 2nd Line Support Agent to help our Ascent projects team define and deliver success.

Our Culture

  • We’re really good at what we do and we’re easy to work with. We’re a friendly bunch working in an open, highly collaborative environment - and we think success is best shared. Our teams are geared to get the best out of everyone, achieving objectives for our business and our customers as a collective.
  • Change is good: Continuous evolution is necessary to keep us at the top of our game as individuals - and our business at the forefront of our industry.
  • Diversity delivers more: We operate all over the world and pride ourselves on inclusivity. We believe diversity of people encourages diversity of thought and reflects the world we and our customers inhabit.
  • Quality without compromise: We leave nothing to chance, and that starts with the very first step of our recruitment process right through to the last deliverable in a customer engagement.
  • Your voice matters: We are always keen to hear your opinions and those ideas that come to you at 3am (some of them are as good as they seemed at the time).
  • Audacious thinking: We encourage our teams to think big. Then we turn these big ideas into durable, simple design and experience.
  • Training benefits everyone: We are committed to the growth of our teams and talent through personal development and upskilling programmers.

About you

In this role, you will apply your expertise across a set of interesting customers, diverse, sectors and complex challenges, on both major transformations (typically 6-18 months) and smaller scope engagements. This is an opportunity to develop your career in an ambitious, modern business that is committed to delivering measurable customer impact with leading edge tech.

  • You will have at least 1 year of experience working with Agile software delivery teams as a 2nd Line Support Agent or in a similar role, with a consultative background or a real desire to be customer-facing.    

Skills and qualifications

  • Equal strengths and interest in technology and customer services oriented  
  • Strong communication skills in both written and spoken Maltese and English  
  • Persevere when there are challenging incidents and can work autonomously   
  • Organised, can prioritize and multitask, and have excellent problem solving and analytical abilities  
  • Experienced in administering SQL and can write SQL queries  
  • Administering applications such as MS SharePoint and/or Dynamics CRM will be considered an asset  
  • Be able to work flexible hours due to clients working in different time zones and open to the possibility of work-related travel 

Qualifications

  • Ideally have a national diploma or degree in IT  

 Responsibilities

  • Provide software support and troubleshooting via telephone, email, portals, ticketing system and remote support to Swift customers in all our different locations 
  • Deliver high level customer service to a wide range of users, including those with minimal IT knowledge 
  • Follow in depth diagnoses of issues and work in close contact with our development team as an escalation point 
  • As part of our company-wide learning culture, populate and maintain the existing knowledge base   

  Why join Ascent

  • Ascent Software is on an upward trajectory to become a leading European provider of digital transformation with very clear targets on how to get there. Your role with us will help drive your career path upwards 
  • We have an open and friendly environment and commitment to empowering employee growth through training/upskilling 
  • We are a fast-growing company with modern offices in good locations 
  • You will be involved in delivering exciting technology projects to leading global clients across the world 
  • We offer competitive salaries with on call and Public Holiday allowance  
  • We have great employee benefits such regular team buildings and company events, professional learning platform, opportunities for career progression and others 

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Why join Ascent?

We’re fast becoming a leading European digital transformation business.

Joining Ascent means you’ll be involved in delivering exciting technology projects for leading global brands. You’ll be part of a growing team of super-talented people who are actively choosing to join us on our journey rather than working in big corporates.

Your voice matters at Ascent. We are always keen to hear your opinions and those ideas that come to you at 3am (some of them are definitely as good as they seemed at the time). You’ll develop your talent through our internal Academy, providing a wide range of personal development, up-skilling and cross-skilling opportunities.

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