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IT Systems Specialist

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Salary Details:
Between £35,000 to £45,000 depending on experience
03 Dec 2021
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Job Description:

Role overview:

We have a fantastic opportunity to join Edinburgh Airport as an experienced IT Systems Specialist.

The Systems Specialist will play a key part in the successful shaping, delivery and transition of IT change at Edinburgh Airport.  They will be a key member of a team which provides specialist knowledge and expertise across the entire airport technology landscape. They will act a subject matter expert on projects and other change initiatives, and help drive continuous improvement through the adoption and embedding of best practice.

It is an exciting time to join Edinburgh Airport. There will be a wealth of interesting initiatives and projects for the Systems Specialist to get their teeth stuck into. They will play a pivotal role in resolving problems, with rebuilding the airport and planning for future growth in mind.

If you enjoy rolling up your sleeves and being part of delivering meaningful, tangible and impactful change, then Edinburgh Airport is the right place for you.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Act as the subject matter expert on a broad range of IT subjects
  • Collaborate with project teams to understand business needs and how to best translate those into system and/or application solutions during the discovery and design phases of change initiatives
  • Gather, review and/or assess project/initiative IT requirements to ensure they are aligned to IT processes, policies and strategic objectives
  • Assess available design options and determine optimal approach
  • Work closely with IT team and the wider business to support the transition to service phase of project delivery
  • Grow an understanding of the IT Architecture and infrastructure that underpins the systems and applications at Edinburgh Airport, with the aim of becoming the subject matter expert
  • Champion best practice to actively promote continuous improvement
  • Provide 3rd line support to incidents
Qualifications and Experience:

Qualifications and experience:

  • IT Generalist, with a broad range of experience across IT disciplines
  • Experience of working on all phases of IT projects, Design, Build, Delivery, Testing and Handover
  • Experience working within a technology team to deliver business and technology change
  • Experience working with a range of stakeholders and third parties
  • Excellent analytical skills, with both good attention to detail and ability to see the bigger picture
  • Experience or ability to work on multiple workstreams simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently and as part of larger teams in both the delivery of Projects and resolution of incidents
  • Ability to communicate in an understandable and effective way to stakeholders at all levels of the business
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Strong problem solving skills

Framework and boundaries:

This role sits within the IT Department – IT Delivery Team, part of the wider Technical Asset function and reports into the IT Technical Delivery Manager. It is part of a team which provides IT subject matter expertise to projects and initiatives and drive business change via technology.

The role will be based at Edinburgh Airport, but there can be an element of home working.