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Application Manager

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Job Description:

We are seeking an experienced Application Manager to join our team. As an Application Manager, you will be responsible for supporting the application lifecycle and strategy, ensuring service design alignment with IT standards, and managing supplier relationships. You will play a crucial role in ensuring high-quality service operation, change management, configuration management, and knowledge management for the applications in scope.


  • Support the application lifecycle and strategy, including planning, development, implementation, and maintenance.
  • Ensure service design alignment with IT standards and best practices.
  • Manage supplier relationships and ensure effective collaboration and communication.
  • Monitor and enforce Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with suppliers and vendors.
  • Oversee Service Catalogue Management to ensure accurate documentation of services provided.
  • Implement and maintain Availability Management processes to ensure high system availability and minimize downtime.
  • Ensure the high quality of service operation by effectively managing incidents, events, and problems.
  • Lead change management activities, including release, deployment, testing, and validation.
  • Manage the configuration of applications and ensure accurate documentation.
  • Promote and ensure high-quality knowledge management practices to facilitate efficient troubleshooting and decision-making.
  • Monitor and control yearly application costs, ensuring they are in line with the allocated budget.
  • Ensure the availability and accuracy of technical documentation for the applications in scope.
  • Collaborate with the Cyber Defense Center to provide Vulnerability Management services, identifying and mitigating potential vulnerabilities in a timely manner.
  • Perform activities required by Internal Controls, particularly in cases where the application is ICOFR (Internal Controls over Financial Reporting) relevant.
  • Maintain close interactions with application owners, fostering strong relationships and effective communication.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance the performance, efficiency, and reliability of applications and related processes.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field (or equivalent work experience).
  • Proven experience in application lifecycle management, service design, and supplier relationship management.
  • Strong knowledge of ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) frameworks and best practices.
  • Experience in managing Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and Service Catalogue Management.
  • Proficiency in incident, event, and problem management processes.
  • Familiarity with change management practices, including release, deployment, and testing.
  • Experience in configuration management and knowledge management.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team, collaborating effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex technical information in a condensed manner to various stakeholders verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to identify and resolve issues efficiently.
  • Possess a growth mindset and a willingness to learn new skills, technologies, and frameworks.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively.

Basic Info
Location Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland
Job type Full time
Experience Experienced
Job function IT, Telecom & Internet
Contract Regular
Publication date 2023-08-01
Reference number R0022748
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Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD.