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Applications Support Engineer (Linux & Java)

£30000 - £40000 per annum

Applications Support Engineer (Linux & Java), FinTech, Glasgow

FPSG has exciting opportunities for Applications Support Engineer to join an expanding FinTech business. The organisation has a great blend of working with high profile complex financial products but in an informal environment driven by technology and solutions innovation.

Within your role as Applications Support Engineer you will work with a range of proprietary software and services. Focused on continuous innovation, support & development you will have freedom to invent and flexibility to evolve. The restrictions of Enterprise companies are removed but the exposure to complex problems, diverse platforms, complex data challenges remain. You require a strong understanding of Linux, associated scripting, SQL and JavaJava8 & Linux, within a full life-cycle Agile environment.

In this role as Applications Support Engineer your responsibilities will include:

  • Critical systems support and maintenance
  • Problem analysis, investigation and bug-fixing
  • Developing and designing product functionality
  • Delivery of business critical projects/products
  • Escalation of hot issues pro-actively and ensuring stakeholders are kept abreast of issues through to resolution
  • Strategic input to greenfield and brownfield BAU projects

To be a successful Java Engineer you will need experience of:

  • Demonstrable experience in Unix/Linux, RedHat, CentOS
  • Networking, Perl and Shell scripting
  • A track record in support and maintaining business critical applications
  • Database knowledge SQL
  • Continuous Integration / continuous development
  • Experience with software analysis, leading to bug-fixing, development, and code enhancement
  • Agile practices in development, testing and delivery
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills

Desireable skills and opportunities for cross training include:

  • Understanding of fundamentals of Core Java Development (Java 8)
  • Exposure to Server side Java SE applications
  • Exposure to Micro services
  • Exposure to Testing methodologies and Testing Tools


FinTech is an exciting career path, this company take this desirable opportunity and improve it. They are already established with products / services, and with customers lined up to consume their services. They are led by industry veterans already engaging with technology disruptors. They provide a start-up opportunity, with the chance to be involved at the beginning, to bring influence to the future product and to establish rapid career and personal development.

In return, the successful Applications Support Engineer will receive a generous salary and package. Holidays and company initiatives will motivate and the relaxed environment coupled with a philosophy that balances personal life, perspective and needs all creates a culture different from the normal financial service organisation.

Next Steps

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Equal Opportunities

FPSG is committed to equal opportunities regardless of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age.

Key skills terminology

Applications Support, Systems Support, Applications engineer, Software Support, Software Developer, Java8, SQL, NoSQL, Banking, Financial Services, Server-side development, Applications Support, Applications Maintenance, Java SE, Micro Services, Unix, Linux, RedHat, CentOS, Perl, Shell, Scripting, Agile, Scrum, JavaFX, JavaSwing, Swing, Continuous Integration, DevOps, Continuous Development, Front Office, Middle Office, Back Office, Low latency, low memory applications

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