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£400 - £500 per day
Contract Spy London, UK
Aug 23, 2019
Duration not stated
At Cogenis, we believe AI can help society stay safe in a fast-changing world. We are building world-leading AI tools and applications that solve today's society most pressing challenges and therefore help us stay mentally healthy, productive and confident. Split between London and Manchester, our world-class team create innovative applications in the area of mental health and online safety, incorporating machine learning, AI, interactive UX and proprietary media content. Required Skills Excellent understanding of statistics including statistical inference, probabilities, correlations Understanding of modern machine learning methods and algorithms including: Convolutional Neural Networks, Auto encoders, Random Forest and Support Vector Machines Excellent understanding of the applicability of the different machine learning methods for different numerical situations and statistical metrics and procedures to measure their performance Understanding of big data, high throughput computing and GPU-accelerated computing Experience with at least one machine-learning toolkit such as TensorFlow, Torch or Caffe Fluent in Python, experience with Scikit-learn, Pandas and Numpy toolkits Fluency in C++ is a plus Experience as a project leader, driving a technology vision into implementation Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills Preferred Education & Experience PhD in a scientific or engineering discipline At least 10 years' experience as a project leader in a commercial or academic environment Please note that the successful candidate will be expected to travel to our Manchester office 2 days a week. Job Type: Contract Salary: £400.00 to £500.00 /day Experience: Machine Learning: 5 years (Preferred) project leadership: 10 years (Preferred)
Contract Spy Swindon, UK
Aug 23, 2019
6 Months or more
As one of the largest savings and mortgage providers in the UK, our 15 million members are at the heart of everything we do, and because we’re committed to providing them with great products and legendary service, we always make sure we have the right people to help us achieve that. Who we’re looking for: We’re currently looking for multiple  Java Engineer’s  to join our team as a day rate contractor based in  Swindon . You’ll be an accomplished Java Engineer, joining an expanding Open Banking function. As a minimum requirement you’ll have experience across the majority of below: Experience of building services and applications using Java. Experience of developing components using a microservices architecture, and a deep understanding of RESTful principles. Experience of developing, testing and deploying software into a public cloud environment, preferably AWS, but Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud experience is also relevant. Experience in some of the following areas is desired but not essential: Experience of using Docker and Kubernetes. Experience of working within Agile teams, using the Scrum framework. Experience of configuring and using DevOps tooling (such as Jenkins, Nexus/Artifactory, Selenium, Veracode, Kibana) would be desirable, but not a must have. Experience of designing, building and managing APIs. What you’ll be doing:   You will be working within an Agile Team, building services and applications using Java, developing, testing and deploying software into a public cloud environment and acting as a Java SME across the project   What we can offer you: Rate of pay:  Competitive Market Rate Duration:  12 Month Contract Start:  Asap start date
£350 - £400 per day
Contract Spy Bracknell, UK
Aug 23, 2019
6 Months or more
Service Transition Analyst Contract Role 6 months £350 - £400 per  day Bracknell Avis Budget Group doesn’t just rent cars. We’re changing the way people move. Across our world-leading brands - Avis, Budget, Zipcar and Payless - we’re continually harnessing the latest technology to develop integrated products and services that will offer entirely new travel possibilities with more convenience and flexibility than ever before. Job Purpose The primary purpose of the Service Transition Analyst is to facilitate the handover of projects into the BAU production environment.  Ensuring that the Support Services operational support teams have everything they need to be able to provide ongoing support through the capture of operational readiness requirements including Non-Functional Requirements (NFRs). The Service Transition Analyst ensures that all aspects of operational readiness are considered throughout the project lifecycle through collaboratively working with the project and operational support teams.  The following activities will be required (not an exhaustive list) – Service Transition resource costs estimated and included at project initiation. Creation of Service Transition Handover Document (STHD) including component support matrix and support model(s). Creation and ongoing management of Service Operational Acceptance Criteria (SOAC) ensuring operational requirements are captured, completed and evidenced prior to go live. Creation of Service Readiness and Warranty Slidepacks to facilitate decisions in regards to project go lives and warranty exits. Ensure that operational ongoing costs (OPEX) are identified and handed over from the project so they are included in future Opex planning. Key Accountabilities Service Transition impact assessment and planning for operational readiness, ensuring the integrity of the live environment is protected and that new/changed services can be supported by IT through identification and completion of readiness requirements. Ensure detailed planning, engagement and agreement with Programmes and Projects takes place, liaising with Technical Leads, Developers, BA’s, PM’s,and Support Services stakeholders to ensure support issues are progressed effectively and to the satisfaction of the business. Deliver Service Readiness documentation as per the Service Transition process that will be reviewed and approved by key stakeholders. Ensure relevant Service Operational Acceptance Criteria (SOAC workshops are planned, run and outputs recorded accurately. Assessment of test results, identifying defects or missing capability that could drive manual workarounds, SLA failure or resource impacts into the Support Services team(s). Ensure that Knowledge Transfer and Training is completed in a timely, consistent and qualitative manner in accordance to what the support team(s) require. Ensure a suitable Early Life Support (ELS)/Warranty framework is put in place to ensure the accountability of the end to end project delivery remains with the project until Warranty has been exited via approval from the relevant support team(s). Manage Service Operational Acceptance Criteria (SOAC) to conclusion, items that are being delivered outside of the SOAC require documented agreement from the relevant stakeholders. Build effective relationships with identified business and IT stakeholders. Process Documentation – create/update/maintain as and when required. Drive the improvement of processes and procedures in line with ITIL best practice.
£450 - £550 per day
Contract Spy Bracknell, UK
Aug 23, 2019
6 Months or more
IT Project Manager Contract Role 6 months £450 - £550 per day Bracknell   Avis Budget Group doesn’t just rent cars. We’re changing the way people move. Across our world-leading brands - Avis, Budget, Zipcar and Payless - we’re continually harnessing the latest technology to develop integrated products and services that will offer entirely new travel possibilities with more convenience and flexibility than ever before. Job Purpose Responsible for the successful delivery of one or more projects to drive forward the successful delivery of the EMEA AvisBudget Group strategy and related business plan, in conjunction with the global IT strategy. IT PM contractor to deliver an urgent compliance project related to EU Payments Directives…essentially secure payments across all channels and all brands.   Key Accountabilities                                                                           Successful planning and delivery of projects with a majority concentration on IT, on time, to budget, to quality standards. Responsible for detailed project planning and related governance with regard to SOX, PCI, PII and SDLC. Assignment of tasks to team members/reconciliation of resource usage to project requirements. Ensure effective change control. Documentation of actions/risks/decisions/issues and dependencies. Agree project mitigation. Flag issues and risk for escalation. Preparation of input for capital budgeting process documentation, BRD’s, PDD’s. Responsible to ensure project adherence to internal IT processes and procedures. Effective communication with the resource managers to ensure resource availability and coverage. Completion of reporting requirements/project updates as requested. Ensure management of entry and exit criteria. Manage interdependencies between projects. Ensure effective Quality Assurance is in place. Ensure knowledge of the IT environment and related interdependencies between areas such as architecture/reporting/infrastructure/support services (however not requiring to be an SME) and the impact on the planning and delivery lifecycle. Work with our colleagues and third parties on Statements of Work which drive related purchase orders. Responsible for project stakeholder management both internal and external to IT.   Skills Excellent verbal and written communications skills to all levels within the organisation Team player both present and virtual (matrix, third party and off-shore teams) Culturally aware Strong delivery of change in both IT and business arena with strong customer focus Strong leadership skills Excellent influencing skills Ability to engage and motivate with a clear vision of the future Project evaluation, planning and prioritisation Ability to work under pressure and manage numerous tasks. Familiarity with key metrics and processes for business areas such as Finance, Operations, Sales and Marketing Ability to track and maintain project finances