Careers in Data Analytics and Scientific Software

Software Support Analyst – 2nd Line

United Kingdom | Abingdon

We are innovative scientists and engineers who enjoy solving the real-world technical challenges faced by industry-leading companies at the forefront of science and technology. Some of the solutions we provide are bespoke software applications written for our customers. Our Application Continuity and Improvement (ACI) team maintains an ongoing relationship with our customers by providing support and maintenance activities for them. We are looking for a Software Support Analyst to join this team and take responsibility for the level 2 support queue.

The successful candidate will have a natural enquiring mind and thrive on solving problems using a logical, investigative approach. Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct the initial investigation into issues raised through a variety of means including liaising with development teams, researching technical documentation and past incident histories.
  • Either fix the issue or escalate it to other team members.
  • Manage issues through to resolution by following up escalated issues, documenting progress and ensuring issues get resolved within our contracted timescales.
  • Proactively liaise with the customer to keep them informed of progress.
  • Be an active member of the team, reporting regularly on status of issues and contributing to knowledge sharing.

What We Offer

As well as a competitive salary and benefits package, we also offer good future prospects. From growing your technical abilities to developing leadership skills, we offer tailored career development based on your aspirations. This is supported by our industry-leading training package – all our staff have an annual training allowance of 150 hours, which can be used to learn new technologies, develop soft skills or earn recognised professional qualifications.


If you are interested in joining our team, you should have:

  • BSc (min 2.1) in Computer Science or similar technical discipline.
  • Proven problem solving skills with the ability to work in an accurate and logical manner to research and solve issues.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability and confidence to liaise with users at all levels including senior management.
  • Ability to understand software from both a technical and user point of view.
  • Ability to quickly assimilate information.
  • A genuine interest in being involved in IT / software support.
  • Ability to juggle several priorities at once.

About Tessella

Tessella is the Analytics World Class Center of the Altran Group, a global leader in innovation and high-tech engineering consulting. We are leaders in the field of data science and analytics and we have developed a reputation for helping clients solve their most complex technical challenges by unlocking the power of their data, enabling them to make better-informed business decisions.

Our work is at the cutting-edge of high-tech R&D and our projects are varied and rewarding. For example, in pharmaceutical companies we solve computational problems for chemists at the early stages of drug discovery and development, allowing them to get a head start when they begin their experiments in the lab, ultimately getting drugs to market faster. We help consumer goods companies model and simulate new product ideas and perform data analysis to improve their processes. We also support oil and gas engineers with the computational challenges of exploration and production, from reservoir modelling to writing control systems. In space and defence, we have written algorithms and solved complex mathematical problems to control satellites and radar systems.


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