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Application Support Specialist I

Category: Service Desk / End User Services

City: Reston, Virginia, United States

Position ID: J1120-1982

Employment Type: Full Time

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Position Description:

CGI has an immediate need for a Application Support Specialist I to join our financial services team in Columbia, SC. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced team environment supporting one of the largest leaders in the secondary mortgage industry. We take an innovative approach to supporting our client, working side-by-side in an agile environment using emerging technologies.

  • We partner with 15 of the top 20 banks globally, and our top 10 banking clients have worked with us for an average of 26 years!

  • We have over 73,000+ CGI Members in 40 countries and over 5k+ loyal Clients who are leveraging our end-to-end services across the globe

Your future duties and responsibilities:

The Application Support Specialist I will provide assistance, coordination, and communication in support of low complexity applications. This is a 24x7 environment, so candidates must be flexible to work any shift on any day, potentially including holidays.

  • Gather data and provides initial response for reported issues, service requests and alerts.

  • Attempt to resolve issues and service requests for which there are documented solutions. If unable to resolve, follows procedures to escalate the correct teams for further work.

  • Assist with creation of reports, provides input on trends and opportunities for improvement in processes and procedures.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent organization and communication skills.

  • Strong aptitude for attention to details.

  • Strong ability to work through conflicts

  • Knowledge of PC usage and related software packages (e.g. outlook, browsers, Sharepoint, Office Suite)

  • Basic knowledge of ITIL

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to handle high level volume of work

  • Ability to work in a strict SLA-driven environment

  • Ability to focus on details, detail-oriented

  • Ability to follow strict client procedures and guidelines

  • Able to maintain professionalism while directly interacting with clients/customers

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.

  • Display a positive attitude to ensure an exceptional client experience as well as quality work is provided

  • Execute problem-solving initiative and being proactive in finding a solution.

  • Take initiative to improve self-development along with job-related skills

  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

  • Desired qualifications

  • Exposure to a ticket tracking tool such as Remedy, ServiceNow, xMatters or OPSPortal is desired -

  • ITIL or AWS Certified

  • Skilled in UNIX and SQL

  • Experience working in and with a Knowledge Base

  • Experience working in an environment with SLAs


  • Associate degree. Bachelor- s degree can be substituted for the 1 year of IT support or call center experience.

  • One (1) year experience in IT support or call center support may be substituted for the Associates Degree


  • Communication (Oral/Written)

  • Detail-oriented

  • ITIL

  • SQL

  • Unix

What you can expect from us:

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