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Salary

£30,000-35,000 Permanent

Department

IT

Location

Bolton

Job Overview

A Bit About Us

We’re on a mission to "Have the happiest customers by relentlessly striving for a better way". We launched in 2000 and we just haven’t stopped; a years’ worth of achievements always seems more like three at AO.

Our customers are our biggest advocates, and we’ve made millions of them happy.

We empower each and every person to push the boundaries of what’s possible. We’re growing rapidly and so should you. Our environment and our culture are vibrant and engaging, you almost have to feel it to believe it. We’ve got everything you could need in one place, so it’s really no wonder we were named BCS IT Team of the Year 2017.

More About the Role

As an AX Support Analyst, you will take responsibility for ensuring that the ERP system, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, fulfils business requirements. Monitoring our in house support software you will action requests were possible and escalate if needed. You will do this by liaising with end users, namely Finance teams both in the UK and Europe, to fully understand their needs by working closely with the Project Consultants and Developers. As an AX Support Analyst, you will be supporting AX projects throughout Europe. Architecture and Infrastructure will be a big part of your role.

This role is also about playing a key part of the project lifecycle. Being a key team member and driving force behind making efficiency improvements and building strong relationships across AO. You will be required to vocalise issues and/or concerns to developers, project consultants and other business areas efficiently.

You will need to be comfortable being involved from the start to finish of the software development life cycle, contributing at every stage. Learning and exploring new technologies - including AWS, Azure and DevOps

You will also be the first line support for any all users for any AX related issues, ensuring that response times are kept in line with our SLA’s, escalating were necessary.

Here's What You Can Expect to be Doing

  • Troubleshooting technical issues i.e Performance investigation

* Gaining a full understanding of the software and the front-end configuration required - become a Super User!
* First line support for all AX users, maintaining SLA response times
* Living the problem with end users to fully understand what is required, alongside the Project Consultants
* Understanding the use of Functional Design Documents and User Story contents to aid the creation of test plans
* Be a part of diverse, cross functional teams focused on end-to-end development
* Working very closely with developers to realise the objective in the most efficient manner

A Few Things About You

You’ll be keen to take ownership and responsibility of your work, before being deployed in a live environment, and to overcome any obstacles that may arise.

You must also:
* Experience supporting Microsoft Dynamics AX (v2009, v2012, D365)
* Specific knowledge of at least 2 AX modular areas (eg. financials, manufacturing, trade & logistics, warehousing, retail)
* An analytical mindset, and personable approach to customer/ user support
* Have an appetite for constantly improving processes
* Technical knowledge incl; SQL Server, Performance investigation, SSRS
* A natural problem solver with a logical approach who enjoys going in and ‘fixing things’ and finding solutions
* Maintain a high level of attention to detail
* Able to keep calm under pressure and deal with setbacks in a positive way
* Commit to continually learn and grow
* A confident communicator and not afraid to challenge existing ways of working
* Able to meet tight deadlines by working flexibly and in an efficient manner
* Willing to go the extra mile to get things done
* Able to bring a bit of fun to work!

Nice to have

* Academic background in IT
* Experience in creating test plans
* A basic finance understanding

Why Choose AO?

It’s not about the job you need now, it’s about who you want to be and where you want go. The thing about AO is that you don’t have to leave to move on. We have the kind of environment where people learn and thrive and be the best they can be. That’s our values talking.

"Our people are our biggest asset, they’re our culture: that unique, indescribable thing that makes us really different."

Great People Deserve Great Things

As an AO employee you can take full advantage of our benefits package. As well as fundamental benefits, like pensions and holidays, we have designed our "AO Perks" to help you out financially, make your work life a little easier or make your home life a lot more fun. Take a look at [1] here.

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1. http://www.ao-jobs.com/inside-ao/benefits/

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