Application Support Engineer at MTN Nigeria

MTN Nigeria - The leader in telecommunications in Nigeria, and a part of a diverse community in Africa and the Middle East, our brand is instantly recognisable. It is through our compelling brand that we are able to attract the right talents who we carefully nurture by continuously improving our employment offerings even beyond reward and recognition.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Application Support EngineerLocation: LagosJob DescriptionResponsible for the development of new applications, maintenance, support and upgrades to existing in-house developed applications. Involve in the investigation and analysis of user problems, application bugs, monitoring, reconciliation and subsequent problem resolution and technical testing of patches and solutions.Ensure business growth, value created & cost-effectiveness achieved by process optimization, new initiatives and improved operations/ways of work etc.Assist in developing maintenance plans per application and carry out the maintenance of applications, re-configuring, building and testing components in accordance with OLAs and SLAs.Ensure Code applications is in accordance with good security coding practices to ensure the application is free of most common coding vulnerabilities.Create and execute technical test plans for operational and bug fixes.Participate in transitions of the application or technical architecture, design and development components into production environmentEnsure the integrity of the solutions delivered into production environment.Perform reconciliations, proactive monitoring and ensure adequate service controls are in place.Must ensure customer experience of the services offered on the different platforms within expected Service Levels.Work with teams and departments external to the immediate team e.g. solution delivery, business users, infrastructure teams, vendors and other developers, to make sure that the configuration and custom components meet application requirements and performance goals.Development and deployment of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) for seamless integration between applications.Development and deployment of bespoke applications as may be required to support the business needs.Automate business processes into a solution in a manner that productivity and efficiency are enhanced.Application development using a range of technologiesPL/SQL and RDBMS development.Exposure to typical Mobile Telecommunications applicationsUNIX shell scripting.Design and develop reconciliation and performance tuning routinesDevelop and process archiving routines.Monitoring and reporting system performance identifying exceptions and unusual trends. 

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