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Job Description

As the Senior Application Specialist, you will provide Subject Matter Expertise on the design, development and enhancement of our Data estate, to assist the business increasing operational efficiency and reduce operational risks.

You will also be an escalation point for the Application Specialists and to fix application and system problems, or any incident that is disrupting the application service that business users depend on.

Key Responsibilities

  • Engage with the business to gather requirements and take ownership for the delivery of development work within the agreed timelines.
  • Provide Technical advice to the Senior Manager Data & Integration Systems to ensuring exacting standards of quality, security (incl IT Security and Data Privacy), continuity of service, are delivered to meet AL and client needs.
  • Use technology appropriately and flexibly, taking into consideration the company’s strategy and security requirements.
  • Monitor Platform performance in accordance with agreed SLAs and help deliver resolution of platform defects, outages and incidents.
  • Support engagement with key suppliers by providing technical expertise, working to clearly articulate business requirements and facilitate tie identification of vendor solutions.
  • Adhere to the company’s standards and best practices, including, but not limited to, documentation, testing and peer review.
  • Ensure maintenance of the development infrastructure required by the above tools. In particular, maintenance the source code repository, continuous build and deployment facilities.
  • Seek opportunities to deliver business value via innovation and technology.
  • Provide technical advice to the business users by identifying the most appropriate tools/processes for any given task.
  • Ensures quality and consistency throughout the architecture and implementation of the code base.


  • Responsible for managing risks inherent to the role by diligently observing internal policies and procedures.

Key Interfaces

  • Business System Owner
  • Head of IT & Innovation and Chief Architect
  • Senior Manager Data and Integration Systems
  • Head of Enterprise IT Services and Chief Information Security Office
  • Application Specialists and Application Support
  • Solution Architect
  • Information Security manager
  • Data Privacy Manager
  • Infrastructure Engineers 
Person Specification

Knowledge / Experience

  • Extensive experience in a busy IT department.
  • Demonstrable problem solving and investigation skills
  • Broad knowledge of technologies across the IT landscape
  • Experience at a similar level in a comparable type & size of business
  • Highly computer literate; with strong Business Analysis skills

    Key Skills

  • Strong experience with Microsoft SQL across different versions.Including managing, deploying and resolving issues with MSSQL 2012-2019 SSRS/SSAS/SSIS both on prem and on the Azure estate
  • Resolving base product issues by coordinating with 3 party vendors of the Banks Data & Integration Channels
  • Providing work around/data patching for base product/customisation issues
  • Analysis, design of custom functionality as per business requirement
  • Provide migration and reconciliation support 
  • Liaise with supplier to fix defects found during unit testing, system integration testing and acceptance testing
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal with colleagues, providers and senior management.


  • Problem Solving & Judgment
  • Change Focus
  • Planning & Reviewing
  • Performance Focus
  • Expert Knowledge
  •  Communication & Confidence
About Us

Work, Life and Benefits

Arbuthnot Latham is committed to equal-opportunities for all staff and candidates. We embrace inclusion & diversity and understand why they are critical for the success of our business and people.

At Arbuthnot Latham we offer:

  • Agile working (three days a week in the office)
  • Competitive salary, pension & holiday allowance
  • BUPA Health cover
  • 4x Life Assurance
  • Income protection scheme
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Market leading maternity/paternity and menopause policies
  • Flexible benefits