Applications Manager (DS17-14I)

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Type: Professional Support | Department: Digital Services | Location: Stoke campus | Closing Date: 26 Feb 2017 | Available only to existing employees of Staffordshire University and agency workers currently assigned to this University through an employment agency. Staffordshire University is working hard to become the UK’s premier digitally led university. We are already leading the way in the sector by adopting Microsoft cloud technologies and becoming the UK’s first Microsoft ‘Beacon University’. We are embarking on an ambitious portfolio of change to support our ‘Connected University’ strategy, focused on teaching & learning and the student experience.  Our people will be key to its success, so we want to hear from dynamic, highly competent, customer focused IT/digital professionals that relish the opportunity to be part of our new Digital Services team and play a key role in delivering our ambitious plans. Reporting into the Head of Service Delivery, you will lead and manage the Applications Support Team; a team of analysts and solutions architects who provide business application development, configuration and support services for the University.  The role will be responsible for prioritising and coordinating all applications management activities including design, configuration and build and subsequent life-cycle support including, but not limited to solution architecture, file systems, databases, interfaces, OS, and delivery platforms. In addition to managing, the introduction of new applications as part of new business change initiatives the role will manage the prioritisation, coordination and/or supervision of reactive support, problem management, planned maintenance, and small applications changes as appropriate.  We are keen to hear from customer focused, self-motivated, well organised digital/IT professionals with a passion for future state technologies, with experience of leading teams of applications specialists and supporting the delivery of digital/IT projects and BAU applications activity within a digitally literate and demanding customer base operating in rapidly changing complex customer centric project environment. 
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