Microsoft application engineer - System Engineer

21/09/2020 08:51:09

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ABAKUS IT-SOLUTIONS is seeking to hire people passionate about IT not afraid to mix serious work and a bit of madness!


As an Application Engineer, together with the Application Analysts and Application Operators, you will be part of the new IT AppOps team that is responsible for technical Application Management and Application Operations. You will deploy business applications across a landscape of environments leading to production. You will assist in technically managing, maintaining, operating, monitoring, supporting and improving business applications throughout their lifecycle. You take pride and ownership in delivering good application service levels to customers. You are a result-oriented, self-propelling and well-structured team player that communicates & collaborates openly with other people and teams. You are disciplined in your work, respect people, processes & procedures and raise improvement opportunities. You provide a great service experience to your (internal) customers and achieve high levels of effectivity on daily service fulfillment.


build, configure & test application configurations that run on the Windows Server platform
document application configuration changes and application operating instructions
configure application configurations for operational monitoring, Logging & Log Management
configure application monitoring for exception detection and managing alerts
train application operators to run, monitor, troubleshoot and optimize business application operations
deploy application releases (versions, builds) and provide early-life support to project teams & users
report on status of work in progress, documenting events and raising flags when appropriate
participate to operational (acceptance) testing of applications & end-to-end integrations
perform technical application administration & maintenance activities throughout the application lifecycle
are part of the 2nd line IT support team for Event- & Incident Management
are part of the IT support team for Problem Management and participate to the evaluation of changes
keep up with IT standards & innovations on application technology and share knowledge and experience

Language skills

English; fluently spoken and written
Requested skills

Bachelor degree in Information Technology or Software Engineering
A minimum 3-5 years of experience in an large AppOps context
Good professional language skills in French, Dutch and English
Strong focus on ‘design for operations’ & Non-Functional Requirements
Good understanding of Windows ‘on premise’ and cloud PaaS / SaaS environments (Azure, AWS, GCS)
Hands-on experience with the Windows Server platform components management and configuration
Hands-on experience with Web Application platforms management and configuration (IIS, TomCat, JBoss, JRE)
Hands-on experience with Enterprise Service Bus & Messaging platform management and configuration (BizTalk)
Hands-on experience with Document & Workflow platform management and configuration (SharePoint)
Good understanding of Backup/Restore strategies, needs and constraints as well as DRP scenarios
Good understanding of Project / Task Management skills in an IT Service Management context
Good understanding of database infrastructure (Oracle & SQL Server)
Good understanding of application virtualization technology (Citrix)
Basic understanding of non-windows application platforms (AIX, Linux)
Nice to have’s

MCSE Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert Certification on the applications and platforms mentioned above.
ITIL v3:2011, Foundation Certification is recommended, Service Operations Management Certification is a plus
Basic understanding of Agile, Lean, DevOps concepts and the ability to apply these principles in daily work
Basic understanding of Enterprise Architecture frameworks (TOGAF) and IT Governance frameworks (CoBIT)
Starting date

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Opportunities are numerous. From bare applications development to of IT infrastructures management including conception, architecture and requirements analysis.

Although open to technologies used by our customers, ABAKUS IT-SOLUTIONS seeks mainly but not only consultants mastering: Windows and Linux Servers, networks, developments (JAVA, SAP, .NET,…) as well as highly specialized experts for example in cybersecurity or in Content Management System (CMS) (SharePoint, Drupal, WebLogic…).

In terms of non-technical competencies, ABAKUS IT-SOLUTIONS hires dynamic persons, open to the world, interested by innovation and having a keen sense of client relationship.

A very good command of English is essential, the capacity to speak French, German or Dutch is an asset.

Even though most of our positions require at least 3 years of experience, some are open to new starters.

ABAKUS IT-SOLUTIONS works either in its premises or in our customer’s one, remote activities are sometime possible.

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