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L3 IT Solutions Technician - Software

Role Profile

IT Solutions Technicians develop, implement and maintain complete IT solutions, including their hardware infrastructure (such as servers and networks) and software (such as operating systems, middleware and applications). They work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Many such teams will be modern “DevOps” style teams, which carry out the full set of stages across the whole solution lifecycle: requirements gathering, solution development, testing, implementation and ongoing support. In more traditional organisations the team is likely to be focused more at one or other end of this broad set of activities. Such teams may well be in transition to a modern “DevOps” style team.

An IT Solutions Technician applies a professional methodology or framework to gather and analyse requirements; to design, develop, test, and implement IT solutions and to provide ongoing support both directly to end users and for the underlying IT services. The specific tasks undertaken vary depending on what needs to be achieved by the team at any particular time. Some tasks may be very technical, others may be more analytical, business or user focused.

IT Software Solutions Technicians undertake activities in the area of applications and supporting components such as databases.

Typical job titles include:

  • IT Solutions Technician
  • Service Analyst
  • Junior Systems Analyst
  • Systems Developer
  • Database Technician
  • IT Support Analyst
  • IT Support Technician
  • IT Systems Support
  • Junior DevOps Professional
  • IT Service Desk
  • Applications Support Technician (at 2nd, 3rd or 4th line support) 

Resources

Software - IT Solutions Technician Apprenticeship Pathway

Individual Course Breakdown

Technical Competencies

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