Application Specialist

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  • Rotterdam
  • 36-40 hours
  • Bachelor

As an application specialist, you will think about and advise on the acquisition, development and improvement of applications 

What is Coolblue?
What is Coolblue?
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Coolblue. It once started as a student company. Now, we're the most customer-centric company in The Netherlands and Belgium, with our own stores, customer service, delivery service, installation service, and repair service. Since our founding in 1999, we've had only one goal: to make customers happy. We give advice and we have an obsessive focus on customer satisfaction. With over 6.000 Coolbluers, we work hard to amaze our customers.

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Application Specialist

  • Fulltime
  • Rotterdam
  • Bachelor

What does an Application Specialist at Coolblue do?

As an Application Specialist, you and your colleagues are responsible for the operational and technical management of a number of business-critical applications. This includes providing third-line support, advising on software purchases, performing technical management and improving our application landscape. By taking a critical look at requests to purchase new software, we remove risks so that the application meets our technical requirements at the implementation stage and can grow along with Coolblue. In addition, you recognise valuable improvements to applications and, if necessary, you work together with the supplier to make them happen. Do you also want to become an Application Specialist at Coolblue? Read below to see if it suits you. 

 
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You enjoy doing this

  • Thinking and advising on the acquisition and improvement of applications. 
  • Working together to ensure that the applications at Coolblue become a little better every day. 
  • Advising on streamlining and linking different systems.
  • Being the point of contact within Tech for applications.
  • You will ensure a sound technical infrastructure, user management, monitoring and improvement of applications. 
 
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Week 49

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  5. FriFriday
    1. Stand-up

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      Start with team. Short update about your tasks and progress

    2. Sprint-start with the team

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      Discuss sprint approach.

    3. Watch video update Pieter

    4. Work on stories

    5. Sync with Guy (Developer)

    1. Stand-up

    2. Retrospective

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      Discuss with the team what went well last sprint and what could be done differently.

    3. Brainstorm with the team

    4. Work on stories

    5. Training "Communicate like a Coolbluer online"

      Training "Communicate like a Coolbluer online"
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      "Not sure what I'm getting out of it, but this training was recommended by the neighbor's cousin and of that the dog who said that..."

    1. Stand-up

    2. Work on stories

    3. Sync with Ben (Teamlead Digital Workspace Platform Device Automation)

    4. Coffee with Cosmin (Developer)

    5. Tickets check

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      Pick up tickets in the Ellis ticket system and resolve incoming questions and issues.

    6. Introduction with Jeroen (Workspaces support)

    1. Stand-up

    2. Work on stories

    3. Coffee with Adriaan (Developer)

    4. Personal development conversation

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      Discussing your personal development

    5. Demo Hosting & Deployment

    1. Stand-up

    2. Work on stories

    3. Sync with Niels (Product Owner)

    4. Refinement

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      Explain the value of the stories. The stakeholder explains the challenges and you look for a solution together.

    5. Afterwork drinks

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      Time for a well-deserved drink with your colleagues to talk through the weekend's plans!

You recognize yourself in the following

  • You have a technical Bachelor or Master in for example Computer Science.
  • You have several years of experience in managing various applications.
  • You have experience with databases and APIs to provide the right insights and support integrations.
  • You are good at maintaining contact with software suppliers.
  • You are analytical and good at making reports.
  • You have experience with and certification in Agile / Scrum and ITIL, ASL and / or BiSL are a (big) plus.
 
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This is what you’re looking for in a job

  • Room for new initiatives and ideas. We’re always open to those, whether you’ve been with us for a week, a month, or a year.
  • An extraordinarily good work environment with colleagues who make you happy, epic (digital) Coolblue parties, pub quizzes and other activities.
  • Over 30 courses in our Coolblue University to get a bit better every day.
  • Travel allowance and a retirement plan.
  • 25 leave days. As long as you promise to come back.
  • A discount on all our products.
  • A picture-perfect office at a great location. You could crawl to work from Rotterdam Central Station. Though we recommend just walking for 2 minutes.
  • At this moment we all work hybride, so from the office and from home. Of Course we help you creating the best home-office possible. Including desk chair, laptop and blue garlands.
 
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  • How does Coolblue adhere to the COVID-19 measures?

    We adhere to the recommendations and guidelines of RIVM and the government, of course. This means that keeping distance of 1.5m is not mandatory anymore, nonetheless we prefer to give each other space. Working at the office makes us happy, that’s why we are working partly from home and partly from the office.

    The interviews for your application will also take place partly via video calls and partly in the office. On your first day we meet each other at the office. So we can drink a cup of coffee and get to know each other better.

  • Can I live outside the Netherlands and still work in the Tech department of Coolblue?

    No, it’s not possible to work from abroad as a Tech colleague. We like collaborating in a digital way, but over this last year we’ve seen that doing a retrospective, a pair-programming session, or grabbing a drink in real life is much more fun. That’s why we like everybody to be in the Rotterdam office at least 4-8 days a month on average. Together with your manager, you decide how often you and your team really meet in the office.

    Besides that it’s much more fun to see each other in real life, there are also some tax regulations that make it hard to work from abroad.

    For a lot of vacancies, we have the possibility to help you (and your family) to relocate to the Netherlands. Visit our relocation page for more information about moving to the Netherlands.

  • How often do I go to the office?

    Together with your manager, you decide how many days you and your team will be in the office. On average, this will be at least 4-8 times a month.

  • Do you help new colleagues relocate?

    Yes, we do this for most vacancies. If the vacancy you’re interested in has a relocation sign on top, it means we’ll help you (and your direct family) to relocate. You can find more information on our relocation page.

    Do I need to live in Rotterdam when I move to the Netherlands?

    No, that’s not necessary. The Netherlands is a small country, so if you want to live in Amsterdam, Utrecht, or Tilburg, that’s okay. As long as you are able to meet your team in the Rotterdam office around 4-8 times a month, you can live wherever you want.

  • Can I keep developing myself?

    Coolblue University: learning at Coolblue, in a different way.

    With over 30 training courses in our own Coolblue University, you can get a little bit better every day. At Coolblue, we go back to school sometimes. But not by sitting there quietly and just listening. The training courses aren't boring, but interactive. You have to do exercises and have discussions with others. At the Coolblue University, we choose what we want to learn, so we can continue to develop en become real experts. For example, a Delivery Driver needs different training courses than a Customer Service Employe and a starter needs different courses than a manager.

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Apply!
Like what you see? You can become a Coolbluer, apply now!
  • 1

    APPLY

    Go for it

  • 2

    PHONE CALL

    It's for you

  • 3

    1ST ROUND

    Ready, set, go

  • 4

    2ND ROUND

    Go for the fridge

  • 5

    CONTRACT

    I do

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