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Senior Application Engineer

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Oil & Gas

  • Contact:

    Omid Miri

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  • Published:

    16 days ago

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mselect is looking to hire a Senior Application Engineer for an international oil and gas operator in Basrah. Candidates must have at least 8-10 years in a similar role. Fluency in English is a must.

To manage and provide expert guidance for delivery and support of all applications comprising specialized technical and business systems. To manage and support the delivery of all information systems-enablement projects, provision and implementation of third-party and in-house developed business applications as well as the development of corporate Intranet, Internet and Extranet Portals and e-business solutions to achieve company business objectives in accordance with all applicable international industries best practices.


Application Architecture and Development:
  • Guide the development of the architecture of new application or any major enhancements to the existing ones, and review the design, to ensure the application interfaces, connectivity with other systems, compatibility, etc. are covered in the design
  • Supervise the identification and selection of appropriate operational plans to update applications and software and develop new comprehensive designs that meet all technical requirements
  • Manage the analysis, design, and development of all in-house and third-party Business Systems by following the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and utilizing the division resources to meet specific business requirements
  • Manage the application vulnerability management & threat detection for application protection and portals services and coordinate with internal & applicable external cyber security experts to ensure service requirements are securely designed and meet compliance objectives
  • Collaborate with IT Operations/Systems Administrators to ensure regular backup mechanisms for the applications/products developed are in place to avoid loss of any information/ data used by the system
Application Maintenance:
  • Perform regular assessment of follow-up procedures for applications and software used to ensure that weaknesses are identified, reformed and enhanced
Application Documentation:
  • Maintain the documentation of the applications and software and organise the storage of documents to ensure their preservation in accordance with the approved archiving procedures
  • Lead the migration of all newly acquired, newly developed, or upgraded software solutions onto the production environment
  • Closely Monitor the activity to ensure smooth integration with the existing landscape and resolve any issues that arise to minimize the system downtime
User Training:
  • Develop/deliver end-user training and user acceptance testing of all newly acquired, newly developed and/or upgraded applications in collaboration with the stakeholder community and IT teams to enable transfer of knowledge on the application and ensure that the users’ requirements are meet and they are satisfied
Health, Security, Safety and Environment:
  • Follow all relevant company’s health, security, safety and environmental policies, processes, procedures and instructions to ensure Health and Safety compliance in all aspects of work by applying them on self, others and corporate assets
  • Contribute to the preparation of timely and accurate reports to meet IT section requirements, policies planning, and governance-related requirements


  • IT Section Heads
  • Department Managers/Function Leads
  • Employees across Business units
  • Service Departments
  • Software Vendors
  • Training services providers
  • External IT consulting organizations


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology discipline (e.g., Computer Science, MIS, CIS) or equivalent combination of education, technical certifications/training or work experience
Minimum Experience:
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in similar role
Desirable Certification/ Licensure:
  • ERP System implementation/Integration
  • MCST SharePoint 2016/2019, Configuration, Administration and Development. (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist)
  • MCST Windows Server 2016/2019
  • Microsoft SQL Server Administration
  • Advance Programming in .NET framework (C Sharp & ASP.NET)
  • Microsoft Business Intelligence (On-premise and Cloud)
  • Business Process Management
  • Expert level software programming expertise
  • Hands-on experience SQL, Application/Reports Development, SharePoint, BI Tools, SAP and Business Process Management
  • Skilful in relational database administration & content management systems
  • Expertise and experience in E&P applications and license server management
  • Knowledge of general/standard features/behaviour/validation of vendor application portfolio
  • Knowledgeable of current advances in computer technology, market trends and how this affects the business environment
  • Ability to quickly grasp existing systems, goals and tech and propose appropriate solutions
  • Decision-making skills (Comfort in making decisions with incomplete and/or sparse data)
  • Demonstrated verbal & written communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated relationship management/stakeholder engagement/influencing skills
  • Well versed with deployment and release management processes
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills

28 Days on/ 28 Days off

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.