Systems and Applications Operations Engineer: Northallerton -Hybrid (095335)

Grade: G - I

Salary: £26,873 - £35,745
Vacancy Hours: 37 Hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent

Location: County Hall Campus, Northallerton - Hybrid


Are you passionate about technology and systems development? Do you have a drive to develop and continuously improve technology solutions, customer facing systems and business critical applications? Are you looking for a new challenge? North Yorkshire Council Technology Systems and Applications Team provide information systems that serve residents across the county and support a workforce in excess of 20,000 people based in locations across North Yorkshire.


The role

As a Systems and Applications Operations Engineer you will be part of a large multi-faceted team sitting within the Council’s Technology department. Our team’s overall aim is to ensure the effective operation of key management information systems. So, if you are looking for an opportunity to deliver, develop and support a range of systems across a vast network of offices, external users and partners, then this could be an exciting opportunity for you.


Based in Northallerton, with hybrid working availability, subject  to service area requirements, you will be working in a team that strives to foster a friendly and professional working environment where individual effort and team work is recognised and valued both by customers and colleagues alike. We encourage a positive work/life balance through flexible and home working practices and we are committed to developing our staff through on the job experience and professional training opportunities.


You will act as a lead for nominated technology applications, which could fall within the following areas:

* Community development

* Planning

* Housing

* Leisure

* Social Care

* Education


You will truly become a systems expert, working collaboratively with internal and external partners, organisations and third party suppliers to help shape the current design and future developments of systems to meet business and statutory requirements. You will also be responsible for the successful testing and implementation of any new bespoke system developments, components and upgrade changes, as well as providing a professional, high quality, third line support service.


We would be interested in hearing from you if you have prior experience in supporting, implementing and developing technology systems and solutions.


Experience with a variety of automation, script creation or coding would be advantageous however is not essential as the role provides an excellent opportunity to develop these skills.


As an IT professional, excellent customer service and relationship building skills are a must.

Occasional out of hours working may be required to support system upgrades and changes, as well as occasional travel to other NYC sites and supplier events.


What’s in it for you

In return we can offer you a comprehensive benefits package including flexible working, a local government pension scheme, family friendly leave, salary sacrifice, learning and development packages, employee discount benefits and access to a range of modern technologies to support modern ways of working.


Northallerton benefits from easy connectivity to the surrounding areas of York, Leeds and Teesside via a series of rail and road links, such as the A1 and A19, as well as being easily connected to other towns and villages throughout North Yorkshire through a series of road links.


Contact and apply

If you would like to find out more about the role we would be happy to have an informal discussion with you. Please contact Louise Woodward, Product Manager on 01609 532065, Jemma Gotts, Product Owner 01609 536356.


You can provide a CV, if so please ensure your CV includes: your full contact details (telephone, email, address), full employment history (name of employer, job titles, dates of employment and salary), full education history (qualification, grade, dates and place of study), explanation of any gaps in employment and the contact details of at least two referees including your current / most recent employer indicating whether you consent to us contacting each referee prior to interview.


Your personal statement should outline your motivation for applying and how you meet the criteria for the role.


Key dates:

Closing date: Sunday 16th June 2024

Interview date: w/c 24th June 2024, with interviews likely to be held on 24th and 26th June 2024 in County Hall, Northallerton


Key Documents

Job Description



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Systems and Applications Operations Engineer: Northallerton -Hybrid (095335)
Location: County Hall Campus
Salary: £26,873 - £35,745