Service Management Analyst
Columbia Threadneedle Investments
London, United Kingdom
1d ago

About Columbia Threadneedle Investments

You’ll find the promise we make to our clients is the same one we make to our employees : Your success is our priority.

Here, you’ll find growth and career opportunities across all our businesses. We’re intentionally built to help you succeed.

Our reach is expansive with a global team of 2,000 people working together. Our expertise is diverse with more than 450 investment professionals sharing global perspectives across all major asset classes and markets.

Our clients have access to a broad array of investment strategies and we have the capability to create bespoke solutions matched to clients’ specific requirements.

Columbia Threadneedle is a people business and we recognise that our success is due to our talented people, who bring diversity of thought, complementary skills and capabilities.

We are committed to providing an inclusive workplace that supports the diversity of our employees and reflects our broader communities and client-base.

We welcome applications from returners to the industry.

We appreciate that work-life balance is an important factor for many when considering their next move so please discuss any flexible working requirements directly with your recruiter.

Job Purpose Statement

Where you’ll fit in & what our team goals are .

We are looking for an experienced service management analyst to contribute to a team utilising a ITIL-based methodology of incident, change and problem management.

You will have experience in incident management. In this role you will be part of a global team in providing quality service management for active incidents and problem management investigations post incident.

This position is to provide better coverage on weekend shifts so the approved candidate will be working 5 days a week (including Saturday and Sunday) as their normal schedule in a Columbia Threadneedle office

Role Responsibilities

How you'll spend your time....

Drive the optimization of technology operations though system / services performance monitoring, data and analysis. Monitor operation to ensure established service level agreements / objectives (SLA / OLAs) are met.

Collect data, analyze and report on performance, usage and trends within assigned portfolio. Synthesize findings to draw correlations between performance symptoms and existing or potential issues, identify exceptional conditions and opportunities for improvement.

Escalate and document issues and events in accordance with established procedures and processes.

  • Monitor
  • Use technology monitoring tools to monitor assigned environments and / or technical assets and identify / detect performance and behavior outside of established standards or SLA / OLAs
  • Evaluate current and / or potential impact deviation may cause to infrastructure, delivery, or services.
  • Determine appropriate next steps (e.g. closer monitoring, further review or immediate action).
  • Data Collection, Tracking & Analysis
  • Use a variety of data collection techniques and systems to collect technology operations performance data as it relates to area of responsibility.
  • Analyze to draw accurate conclusions regarding performance, trends and issues (current and / or potential).
  • Monitor compliance with defined SLA / OLAs.
  • Monitor consumption / usage metrics to understand trends to assist in the effective management of vendor partners (as applicable).
  • Perform trend analysis to identify cause of performance and / or usage issues.
  • Reporting
  • Collaborate with management and / or Process Owner to determine reporting to drive utilization, efficiency and effectiveness of technology systems and / or services.
  • Create reporting templates and dashboards to consistently and succinctly convey trends, consumption, and performance to leadership, business partners and other technology teams (as applicable).
  • Alert & Document
  • Alert appropriate team (per incident and event management processes) to provide warning / notification that a threshold has been reached, something has changed, or a failure has occurred.
  • Document concerns and findings, collect all pertinent data (to include comparison of exception data and normal data) and ensure incident / event tracking tools are up to date (per established guidelines and procedures).
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Use experience, expertise, and data analysis to collaborate with manager and team members in the identification of corrective action to increase efficiency, improve performance and meet or exceed consumption targets.
  • Experience in handling Infrastructure level issues, deep understanding of network devices, storage, web tier architectures, databases
  • Knowledge on data flow from web layer to DB layer and integration with 3rd party systems
  • Key Capabilities

    To be successful in this role you will have....

  • Relevant qualification in Computer Science, IT, MIS, Math, or related field; or equivalent work experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly and persuasively communicate (verbal and written) ideas, issues and recommendations.
  • Experience in working with clients / customers located at different geographies of the world
  • Demonstrable years of experience in a technology operations organization.
  • Solid experience of pulling and analyzing data in support of a technology operations organization.
  • Expert-level skills managing and analyzing data in Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience and proficiency with entire Microsoft Office suite.
  • Strong, proven ability to multi-taskDesirable :
  • Desired Capabilities

    If you also had this, it would be great .

  • ITIL Foundation certification.
  • Strong analytical ability with proven proficiency in synthesizing data into meaningful and digestible data points and actions.
  • Demonstrable years of experience on ITSM tools like ServiceNow
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Experience with event correlation and interpretation, utilizing various monitoring tools including (Dynatrace, Sumologic, HP Business Service Management, HP Sitescope, PRTG)
  • Previous experience in an Critical / Major Incident management role
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