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Contract Spy Harlow, UK
Jan 20, 2020
Duration not stated
Senior Network Engineer - Contractor Function : Information Technology Raytheon UK has an opportunity for an experienced Senior Network Engineer within the UK Information Technology function. The function is responsible for the delivery of IT services to all UK based divisions to successfully enable our expanding business and assure operational delivery of critical functions and services that are reliant on all aspects of technology. The Role is primarily responsible for the design, support, and maintenance of Raytheon’s network estate. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing expertise and input to the design and operation of Raytheon UK’s LAN/WAN infrastructure. Summary of Role Supports the design, installation, maintenance, administration, and support of Raytheon UK networks in a complex multi-protocol LAN/WAN environment. Performs any and all activities associated with the network infrastructure and telecommunications services. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to switches, routers, gateways, VPNs, firewall, Internet connectivity, VoIP, wireless and appropriate management tools. Responsible for technical network hardware/software, cabling, bandwidth engineering, configuration planning, administration, and support of data and voice communications networks. Carries out preventative maintenance and systems monitoring as defined by operating standards. Implementing new initiatives and future changes in service delivery, specifically related to corporate priority projects. Identifies utilisation patterns and their effect on operation/system availability and performance expectations, Investigates, recommends and installs enhancements and operating procedures that optimise network availability. Ensures timely user notification of maintenance requirements and effects on system availability. Main Duties Responsible for implementing, operating and supporting scalable network solutions. Routinely review, analyse and recommend network improvements to ensure that the network can scale to meet application, user and service needs. Monitor network operations and traffic patterns and propose maintenance to optimize network performance and assure network security in a high availability environment. Work with external providers to report, troubleshoot, and resolve network related issues. Enforce and execute user policies and procedures regarding the use of network resources. Provide on-call support. Completion, review and maintenance of documentation supporting all aspects of network infrastructure (end to end). Ensure all network configuration items have suitable documented support and maintenance agreements and arrangements in place to underpin their operation. Establish relationships with third party suppliers and support organisations to ensure that all aspects of the service are supported effectively and efficiently. Identify and manage risks pertaining to your area(s) of responsibility, propose solutions to de risk potential issues, minimising impact or degradation to business operations. Ensure adherence to and improvement of processes and procedures relating to analysis, design, development, implementation, configuration and full life cycle management. Maintains and manages network and security configuration items through proper tools and procedures. Ensure works are completed in line with all relevant Health and Safety policies and guidelines. Demonstrable Skills and Levels - SFIA Foundation Definitions Autonomy - Works under general direction within a clear framework of accountability. Exercises substantial personal responsibility and autonomy. Plans own work to meet given objectives and processes. Influence - Influences customers, suppliers and partners at account level. May have some responsibility for the work of others and for the allocation of resources. Participates in external activities related to own specialism. Makes decisions which influence the success of projects and team objectives. Complexity - Work includes a broad range of complex technical or professional activities, in a variety of contexts. Investigates, defines and resolves complex issues. Business Skills - Selects appropriately from applicable standards, methods, tools and applications. Communicates fluently, orally and in writing, and can present complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences. Facilitates collaboration between stakeholders who share common objectives. Plans, schedules and monitors work to meet time and quality targets. Rapidly absorbs new information and applies it effectively. Maintains an awareness of developing technologies and their application and takes some responsibility for driving own development. Candidate Requirements Essential Considerable indepth knowledge of network systems, including design, troubleshooting, maintenance and operations. Direct experience in building scalable and highly available distributed networks. Experience problem solving and troubleshooting complex, network security systems. Internal Cisco Routing and Switching - CISCO IOS and NX-OS knowledge is required Demonstrated knowledge of firewall and Intrusion Detection Systems. Hands on knowledge of VoIP, DNS, IPAM, VPN, IPSec, BGP & OSPF routing, load balancers, optimisers and proxies. Strong familiarity with network monitoring and management tools. Experience problem solving and troubleshooting complex, distributed network systems. Knowledge and solid understanding of industry best practices. Ability to learn complex systems and business processes and define requirements for solutions. Demonstrates clarity of thinking to work through limited information and vague problem definitions. Able to work well with global teams, including time-zone flexibility. Excellent communication skills - written, verbal, presentation and influencing. SC cleared or the ability to become SC cleared. Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Engineering, Science, or Mathematics, although significant experience and track record with tertiary qualifications is acceptable. Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Desirable Prior experience of defence or highly regulated technical industry. Cisco CCIE qualification Other professional certifications: CISSP, CEH, Brocade Fibre Channel switching, Experience working with enterprise load balancer technologies such as Netscaler or F5 Training and knowledge of Health and Safety risk assessments, method statements and safe working practices. 154954 Relocation Eligible No Clearance Type Base Line Expertise Information and Knowledge Systems Type Of Job Contract Work Location United Kingdom - Harlow
Contract Spy Harlow, UK
Jan 20, 2020
Duration not stated
Senior Data Centre Services Engineer - Contractor Summary of Role Raytheon UK has an opportunity for an experienced Senior Data Centre Services Engineer to join the core IT infrastructure organisation within the UK Information Technology function. The function is responsible for the design, management, maintenance and upkeep of the core Data Centres and information systems in 2 main locations in the UK. The Senior Data Centre Services Engineer is primarily responsible for supporting the core data centres and IT infrastructure. This role is critical to the core infrastructure service layer, requiring a technical expert who is able to manage complexity and deliver key infrastructure upgrades and services while assuring Raytheon’s ability to deliver both internal and external services. Main Duties Responsible for the agile delivery a of reliable, secure, and cost-efficient IT infrastructure across all supported systems. Works closely with architecture teams to Identify and define management and monitoring regimes to ensure delivered capabilities operate effectively Actively monitors failure, performance and capacity trends and proposes adjustments to maintain successful IT services. Plays a key role in operational Data Centre projects and activities to ensure they are planned, resourced and delivered to meet requirements. Drive a continuous improvement ethos, leveraging digitisation and automation to support effective IT services. Works with functional leadership to develops long term vision of Raytheon UK IT Data Centre technologies and solutions. Adheres to established incident, problem and change management processes. Oversees upgrades for hardware and software platforms and environmental services. Communicates with senior managers to advise, influence and determine strategic business needs. Completes, reviews, maintains and updates system documentation and support procedures. Ensures daily/weekly/monthly processes are valid, fit for purposes and executed according to documented checklists and KPIs. Plans and executes maintenance and remediation of security vulnerabilities in collaboration with other technical competencies in accordance with change management guidelines Plans regular system restores with BC/DR and account and service management to verify data backup techniques for continuity and preparedness Deliver cross functional improvement projects where applicable utilising the Raytheon 6 Sigma methodology. Attend internal operations reviews, customer engagement, and service improvement meetings as needed. Manage incidents, problems and changes to the service efficiently and effectively following the agreed and documented processes. Identify, engage and ensure third-party support and delivery resources to supplement the team effectively during high peaks of demand or specific project work. Carry out a programme of daily/weekly/monthly checks and develop approaches to improve, streamline and automate the health status of the environment. Effectively manage deliverables: Incidents, Small Works Projects and Technical leadership of major implementation and upgrade projects. Ensure any projects you are leading for the organisation, or those within your own immediate area of responsibility, are reviewed and accurately updated on a timely basis. Adherence of SLA's and the regular reporting KPI's. Ensure works are completed in line with all relevant Health and Safety policies and guidelines. Meet IS assurance, governance and policies to ensure we operate with confidence, through effective maintenance of secure and stable IT platforms for the business, adherence to company security, accreditation and audit requirements. Proactively identify and manage risk via the IT Risk Management process. Maintain effective Asset Management and license compliance, system vulnerability management as required. Ensure all services are appropriately documented. Work in close cooperation and coordination with the Network Services Engineers and the Remote Site Services Team Leads to create a seamless user service experience. Ensure personal development is identified and implemented, with an effective up to date skills matrix, skills gaps and training needs. Engage closely with the rest of the department working towards achieving strategic, departmental, and team business objectives. Demonstrable Skills and Levels - SFIA Foundation Definitions Autonomy - Works under broad direction. Work is often self-initiated. Is fully responsible for meeting allocated technical and/or project/supervisory objectives. Establishes Milestones and has a significant role in the assignment of tasks and/or responsibilities. Influence - Influences organisation, customers, suppliers, partners and peers on the contribution of own specialism. Builds appropriate and effective business relationships. Makes decisions which impact the success of assigned work i.e. results, deadlines and budget. Has significant influence over the allocation and management of resources appropriate to given assignments. Complexity - Performs and extensive range and variety of complex technical and/or professional work activities. Undertakes work which requires the application of fundamental principles in a wide and often unpredictable range of contexts. Understands the relationship between own specialism and the wider customer/organisational requirements. Business Skills - Advises on available standards, methods, tools and applications relevant to own specialism and can make appropriate choices from alternatives. Analyses, designs, plans, executes and evaluates work to time, cost and quality targets. Assesses and evaluates risk. Communicates effectively, both formally and informally. Demonstrates leadership. Facilitates collaboration between stakeholders who have diverse objectives. Takes all requirements into account when making proposals. Takes initiative to keep skills up to date. Mentors colleagues. Maintains an awareness of developments in the industry. Analyses requirements and advises on scope and options for continuous operational improvement. Demonstrates creativity, innovation and ethical thinking in applying solutions for the benefit of the customer/stakeholder. 154953 Relocation Eligible No Clearance Type Base Line Expertise Information and Knowledge Systems Type Of Job Contract Work Location United Kingdom - Harlow
Contract Spy Harlow, UK
Jan 20, 2020
Duration not stated
Service Transition Management - Contractor   Summary of Role Raytheon UK has an opportunity for an experienced Service Transition Management within the UK Information Technology function for the IT Transformation Programme. The IT function is responsible for the design and delivery of IT services to all UK based divisions to successfully enable our expanding business and assure operational delivery of critical functions and services. Service Transition Manager will work alongside key members of the IT function wider Raytheon functions and the business to oversee and manage the Service Transition activities for the programme . Main Duties Be accountable for Service Transition activities for the IT Transformation Programme within the IT Function Responsible for planning and coordinating all the resources that the Service Transition processes need to package, build, test, release, deploy, and establish a new or changed service Set correct expectations on the performance and use of new or changed services Define and be responsible for designing fit for purpose end-to-end service models, aligned to best practice (ITIL) Ensure service solutions are operable, recoverable and maintainable by service operations and are transitioned into the operational service Act as the single point of contact for the projects into operations and coordinate all transition activities Help the programme to successfully transition the service by clearly defining the operations criteria from the start and guiding the projects ensuring existing services are not impacted adversely by the project releases. Act as Subject Matter Expert for the Service Transition Process, providing support and guidance to projects to achieve successful transition of services into production and operations Build and maintain relationships with Project & Programme Managers, and Service Operations Teams to influence their decisions regarding the approach to the implementation of new/changed services Responsible for Early Life Support management, ensuring entry/exit criteria defined, agreed and met Manage risks relating to new, changed or retired services Manage risks and resolve issues that affect change scope, schedule and quality. Develop and maintain the forward schedule of change across IT including associated change freeze periods in line with business and IT requirements. Provide good-quality knowledge and information about services and service assets Manage periodic Service Transition reporting Maintain a focus on the whole life of service delivery - designs, develops, delivers and operates. Ensures that a set of IT products, suppliers and vendors come together to deliver an IT service. Responsible for the Post Implementation Review Process, ensuring lessons learnt are captured as improvement opportunities Candidate Requirements Essential Proven experience within a similar role as a Service Transition Manager, in a multi technology environment with extensive previous senior Service Transition and/or project management experience Proven understanding of change management processes in a fully change managed environment (ITIL) Strong interpersonal skills, ability to negotiate and influence wide range of stakeholders Experience in transitioning large scale projects covering multiple internal teams and vendors, from development into support Experience in designing end-to-end service and support models ITIL v3 certified Very strong ITIL Service Transition process knowledge and experience Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, or Business Administration. Advanced degree preferred. Technology experience specifically within knowledge, change and release management Experience within a multi-vendor team structure Ability to work effectively across all levels of the organisation, leading by example to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a range of partners, delivery teams and stakeholders Strong people management skills with the ability to inspire and motivate team members and other colleagues to meet deliverables and adhere to agreed processes and ways of working Ensures compliance of the business services impacted by the change Understands policy, principles and approach Applies understanding and knowledge in project or programme activities Develops experience in the use of key change management tools and processes Contributes to the work of the community, building successful teams through understanding team styles and influencing as well as motivating team members SC cleared or the ability to become SC cleared Desirable Hold the ITIL Certificate in IT Service Transition Experience of a PRINCE2 Project Delivery environment Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal Professional presentation with strong people skills with all levels across the firm Able to gain credibility with senior staff and the trust of all staff Extensive defence/aerospace industry including specific experience of MoD/DoD programme engagement or associated highly regulated industry background. Degree level education although significant experience and track record with tertiary qualifications 154947 Relocation Eligible No Clearance Type Base Line Expertise Information and Knowledge Systems Type Of Job Contract Work Location United Kingdom - Harlow
Contract Spy Harlow, UK
Jan 20, 2020
Duration not stated
Job Title: Email Administrator Location(s): Harlow Function: Information Technology Summary of Role Raytheon UK has an opportunity for an experienced IT Contractor to fill the role of Email Administrator within the UK Information Technology function. The function is responsible for the delivery of email services to all UK based divisions to successfully enable operational business and operational delivery. The Email Administrator is accountable for supporting the day-to-day Lotus Notes environments within Raytheon UK. Reporting to the Head of Collaboration Services, the successful candidate shall support the management, operation, improvement, maintenance and performance reporting of Email Services. They will be operationally focused and will support the optimal use of application technologies to reduce risk and maximise customer engagement, both internally and externally. Main Duties Provide day to day support for the Email Service (Lotus Notes), Support the troubleshooting of all related service issues and make recommendations regarding their resolution. Adhere to Service quality levels, supporting diverse and complex customer service events. Support incident and problem resolution and change management of the service efficiently and effectively following the agreed and documented processes. Maintain system documentation. support procedures and rota/cover arrangements. Liaise with US counterparts to ensure US hosted services are executed and integrated into the UK Environments. Support the development and implementation of key service level agreements (SLAs). Perform daily/weekly/monthly checks and develop approaches to improve, streamline and automate the health status of the environment. Meet IS assurance, governance and policies to ensure we operate with confidence, through effective maintenance of secure and stable IT platforms for the business, adherence to company security, accreditation and audit requirements. Ensure backup schedules & data retention and period maintenance are aligned. Support effective Asset Management and license compliance and system vulnerability management as required. Adhere to all the relevant and applicable policies and procedures in the department. Desirable Experience of SharePoint technologies and methodologies. Knowledge of virtualized server architecture (MS Windows OS 2008/2012/etc.) Knowledge of mobile email technologies (iPhone, Mobile Iron) Knowledge and experience of project and service delivery disciplines and project lifecycle experience, user support & training experience. Experience of delivering high demand technical services in a complex matrix structure. Preferably degree level education although significant experience and track record with tertiary qualifications is acceptable. 154959 Relocation Eligible No Clearance Type Base Line Expertise Information and Knowledge Systems Type Of Job Contract Work Location United Kingdom - Harlow
Contract Spy Dublin, Ireland
Jan 20, 2020
Duration not stated
Job Title: SuccessFactors Employee Central Consultant - Contract   Based: Dublin   Reports to: HCM Principal Consultant   Role description: Our HCM Consultants are involved in the delivery of large end to end SAP implementations, Successfactors implementations as well as significant Enhancements and support.  Field consultants are also expected to work supporting our existing customers whilst not on Project work.  Our Consultants use their expertise and skills in design, development, integration, testing and deployment to help our clients achieve their objectives. As a key member of the HCM Team the SF/EC Consultant will ensure design and realisation of functional solutions are fit for purpose and delivered against stated business requirements The Consultant will assess available technologies, and recommend solution options according to the customer’s activities and requirements. You will be expected to collaborate with customers, other consultants and core stakeholders to understand user requirements. Lead HCM Consultants must be able to work independently on client site.   Key Tasks: Ability to perform the role of HCM lead on large SAP and/or Successfactors Implementations including the facilitation of workshops and requirement gathering sessions Ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the Customer and Edenhouse organisations Design and implement Best Practice HCM solutions appropriate to Customer requirements and standards Keep up to date with SAP, Successfactors and wider HCM technologies and developments Delivery of complex solutions across a variety of different industry sectors Can prepare specifications, estimates and solution documentation to support work completed Develop familiarity with clients operations and foster and maintain good relationships with customers and colleagues to meet expected customer service levels Is aware of commercial arrangements with a client and contributes to these as appropriate Contribute to the continuous improvement within the HCM Team Any other reasonable duty or request   Desired skills & experience: SuccessFactors – Ideally certified already in at least 2 of the core SF modules including Employee Central plus one of, but not limited to; Recruitment Management/Marketing, Learning Management and Performance and Goals.  SuccessFactors Advanced Reporting Deployment Experience of implementing SF roll outs including workbook definition, leading workshops, build, deploy and roll out activities  Minimum of 2 full implementations of EC - end to end Integration between SF and 3rd party systems       A culture built on excellence and the expertise of our UK based talent Edenhouse is an award-winning SAP Gold Partner, certified to deliver SAP Solutions and cloud innovations, as well as Microsoft Cloud hosting. We ensure that everything we do is of the highest standard that our customers are delighted and our employees can be proud of. For every service we deliver, we want the name Edenhouse to be a guarantee of quality and we want you to play a part in our journey. As the driving force behind our success, we invest heavily in our people to ensure they reach their full potential. From access to the latest technologies, through to certification training. From adhoc social events through to more formal events, you will always be more than just an employee. Providing an unparalleled company culture, we appreciate a good work/life balance for our people. We have been recognised as one of the best companies to work for three years running, and we’ve received a The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 award. Including many accolades from SAP.   Why Edenhouse? We provide SAP services, from project implementation to transition, and day-to-day support and customer care, to more than 400 SAP customers We remain ahead of the curve ensuring our people are trained and accredited in the latest technologies Our culture is second to none – our employees are enthusiastic, motivated and committed We have been nominated year on year for awards, both with SAP and other external organisations We are the largest independent consultancy in the UK, enjoying continuous year-on-year growth We employ experienced consultants averaging 17 years first-hand knowledge across multiple modules and a multitude of industry sectors We have an envied reputation for quality, security and innovation – as our ISO9001 and ISO27001 accreditation attests
Contract Spy London, UK
Jan 17, 2020
6 Months or more
Capco is looking for an experienced Cloud Architect to assist us on what will initially be a 6-month long contract assignment. Experience Required/Responsibilities:  8+ Years professional experience with at least 4 years of experience as a cloud architect  2+ years working as a GCP certified architect The right candidate needs to have extensive experience designing, building and migrating clients onto Google Cloud infrastructure platforms as the candidate will be the lead cloud architect on client account and responsible for driving the work from initial assessment to implementation, gathering requirements and defining the solution.  Key Skills Required:  Background in GCP design, development and implementation; demonstrable use of a wide range of GCP services Strong IT consulting experience of public cloud-based solutions and strengths of major service providers Knowledge of DevOps tools, automation and methodologies used to deploy solutions within a cloud platform (Terraform, Ansible etc.) and microservices and container-based systems (Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos)
Contract Spy Birmingham, UK
Jan 17, 2020
6 Months or more
Job Description: Capco is looking for Assosciate/Analysts to assist us on what will initially be a 6-month long contract assignment in Birmingham.  Capco require up to 8 x Analyst / Associates to project management services to its Tier 1 Banking client. The overall goal is to conduct a full review of all Collections and Recoveries (C&R) letters by 30 June 2020. The responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following: - Amending new / existing Letters to adhere to new policy / regulations - Ensuring changes reflect the requirements and Legal, Risk and Compliance are comfortable with the new wording - Working with IT teams to ensure these changes are successfully implemented - Stakeholder management, including the project sponsor and external stakeholders. - Letter Writing / Written English. Experience updating Letters / Policy would be beneficial Skills Required:  Letter Writing / Written English Data experience Stakeholder Management
Contract Spy Merthyr Tydfil, UK
Jan 17, 2020
Duration not stated
Senior Project Controller Ref 7984 Location South Wales - Merthyr Tydfil Job Type Programme Management Contract Type Contract (Ltd) DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM   General Dynamics Land Systems-UK is recruiting a Senior Project Controller as a Contractor. General Dynamics UK is a world-leader in the integration of cutting-edge defence and security systems, delivering decisive advantage to military, government and civil customers worldwide. Our employee culture is one that thrives on innovation, embraces teamwork and possesses a strong will to succeed. The pioneering technologies and the quality of our people give us our competitive edge. Dynamics is not just part of our name, its part of our spirit.   PURPOSE OF POSITION   A Senior Project Controller is a wide ranging role that interfaces with a number of key project stakeholders across the business, but primarily with Senior Project Managers, Control Account Managers and Programme Managers (henceforth known as ‘Project Manager’). The principle purpose of the role is to: Support assigned Project Manager(s) to promote good planning practice and ensure scope, schedule & budget adherence. Monitor, report & flag concerns, exceptions and issues through recognised escalation routes, along with proposed solutions.   RESPONSIBILITIES   Scope Management Work with assigned Project Manager(s) to scope project requirements into a coherent WBS, OBS and RAM. Ensure that scope changes are reflected in the WBS, OBS, RAM and project schedule.  Analyse the impact of scope changes, making recommendations to assigned Project Manager(s). Schedule Management Produce resourced & time phased schedules with critical paths to help ensure that all tasks are complete and milestones are achieved on target and within budget. Maintain a project baseline schedule and track changes to the baseline as the project progresses. Ensure that schedules are produced to a detail in accordance with the project time frame, employing rolling wave planning where appropriate. Regularly collect task status and update the schedule, analyse any variation or forecasted variation to plan. Carry out Schedule Quality Analysis, Schedule Uncertainty Analysis, Schedule Risk Analysis and Critical Path Analysis on schedules as required within assigned projects. Identify vertical and horizontal dependencies and deliverables so that cross-schedule links can be made and maintained. Finance Management Review ETCs, EACs and other inputs with budget holders and submit updated forecasts to financial system.  Agree identified variances and progress solutions with assigned Project Manager(s) and Project Accountant. Track all expenditure on assigned projects, analyse spending trends and estimate final costs, reporting any deviation from baseline. Carry out Cost Risk Analysis on schedules as required within assigned projects. Earned Value Management Ensure that each work package within a project schedule is associated with the relevant earned value technique. Update each work package within a project schedule at the required frequency to log project performance as reported by assigned Project Manager(s). Generate Earned Value reports at the required frequency and review & address identified variances with assigned Project Manager(s) and Project Accountant. Resource Management Ensure resource demand and supply (headcount) data in plans accurately reflects requirements. Challenge demands with assigned Project Manager(s) and other key stakeholders where necessary. Provide resource profile output from schedules into the resource management system used by the business. Risk Management Create and maintain risk registers. Organise and facilitate regular risk reviews with risk owners and track mitigation actions. Include mitigation actions in plans and schedules as part of performance measurement baselines. Provide risk and related data in agreed formats for reporting purposes. Escalate, as necessary, extraordinary risk & issue impacts to project constraints that could adversely affect project success. Maintain high level Risk Network schedules for use in Schedule Risk Analysis. Progress Reporting Organise and facilitate regular project progress reviews with team, track progress and ensure all are aware of forthcoming activities. Generate schedule, risk, cost, resource, Earned Value and related metrics in agreed formats for capture & reporting. Change Management Ensure that a performance measurement baseline is produced for each assigned project. Ensure that changes to the project's performance measurement baseline are controlled and formally approved by the project manager prior to implementing. Governance Good working knowledge of project lifecycles, phases and governance. Able to contribute effectively to project governance activities by critically analysing project health in terms of project scope, schedule, risk and key project metrics. Bid Support Support bids by providing schedules, resource demand and costing/estimates for the bid opportunity and the activities related to bid execution in line with the GDUK Project Capture Process (PCP).   EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE   Would typically have experience working in a controlled project environment and would be expected to assume the behaviours and responsibilities summarised below while supporting a portfolio of projects of medium to high complexity. Has a solid understanding of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to provide quality support to assigned projects. Is flexible with a service delivery mind-set, providing ad-hoc support and undertaking additional activities as required (within an agreed level of support budget) to provide a quality service to assigned projects. Is required to produce high quality work on time and is recognised as contributing to the success of assigned projects, demonstrating their expertise to project team members. Is professional in appearance and demeanour, has very good verbal and written communication skills, very good negotiation skills, and demonstrates very good logical thinking skills. Supports and contributes to improvement initiatives. Is familiar with the principles behind Project Controller competencies and can apply them in situations without needing supervision or guidance. Essential: Can create, maintain and report project schedules using Microsoft Project, and use EVM to effectively manage and report progress on a project. Essential: Has a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). Essential: Can create, maintain and report risks using a risk management tool (such as Active Risk Manager (ARM)), and carry out Schedule Risk Analysis using risk management tool & Microsoft Project.
£700 per day
Contract Spy London, UK
Jan 17, 2020
up to 6 Months
About Konvergent Konvergent is recognised as a specialist that provides strategy & architecture and cloud project services expertise to blue chip clients - and with an unrivalled knowledge of what good looks like we are rapidly gaining a reputation as the must call consultancy. We are supporting a payments transformation programme for a global client of ours, we are now in a position where we need someone at the senior enterprise/programme level to help shape the capabilities, operating model and processes moving forward. This piece of work with be outcome based with specific deliverables to be delivered, those are still being drafted. Role : Lead Payments Architect Rate : £700 per day Duration : 3 months initially Engagement Start Date: February 2020 Key Skills : Payments, Solution Architecture, HLD, Capability Modelling, Process Modelling Provide the leadership to bring together business, application, infrastructure and data requirements into a single view of solutions options and recommendations. Understand and manage stakeholder expectations at a senior level. Provide clear choices and recommendations that enable both business and technical decision making. Responsible for the stakeholder engagement of internal and external parties with regard to architecture decisions and their implications. Leading the solution architecture, architecture roadmap, standards and governance for the scalable and secure transactional platforms, including its payments, transactional and management APIs Managing the repository of architecture building blocks, architecture blueprints and designs to communicate key architecture artefacts across the project comprising on- and off-shore analysis, design and development teams. Deliver the solution architecture to allow customer payments to be expeditiously and accurately remitted and reconciled for all customers, (Business to Business, Business to Customer and Business to Business to Customer), via digital channels (mobile and Internet) and the PaaS, whilst ensuring that all relevant security, fraud prevention and regulatory requirements are satisfied for the Payments Programme. Deliver the solution architecture to enable Business to Business customers to be quickly and efficiently integrated with the PaaS platform for the Payments Programme Deliver the solution architecture to enable new Business to Business customers to be rapidly and accurately on boarded to the Back Office systems for the Payments Programme Deliver the required architectural artefacts to ensure that all stakeholder views are considered and represented. Depending on agreed requirements, the solution architecture may be delivered in stages or transitions. If this occurs each transition must either align with the overall strategic roadmap or be recorded as an agreed deviation. Provide architectural arbitration and decision making throughout the solution delivery cycle to ensure that conflicts and deviations are dealt with efficiently and accurately.  
Contract Spy Swindon, UK
Jan 17, 2020
6 Months or more
Being part of the world’s largest building society, doesn’t mean you have to be permanent. In fact, a quarter of Nationwide’s workforce is made up of temporary employees, all of whom bring essential skills and answer critical short-term needs. 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 a Test Engineer to join our team as a day rate contractor based in Swindon . As a minimum requirement you’ll have: Proven experience as a Test Engineer Strong background in Testing and Coding Experience in Automation and ability to build and design frameworks Previous experience with Java script, C#, .Net, REACT Experience and understanding of DevOps and API’s ISTQB Test What you’ll be doing: As the T est Engineer who will work within a community of multi skilled teams to discuss / challenge and inform the approach for testable solutions and educating best practices in Testing and Quality – leading solutions across our Digital portfolio. Role Requirements and Responsibilities: Joining the Test Centre of Excellence and reporting to the Senior Test Engineer you will work within a development squad, becoming involved in all elements of the Software Development Lifecycle. You will lead a team of test engineers responsible for the implementation of quality and testing solutions aligning to proven patterns. Working directly with business and IT stakeholders you will drive best practice and automation in the industrialisation of complex strategic IT initiatives alongside smaller user driven demand. Engagement with change makers to provide expert input into all aspects of quality in the development lifecycle, from early life through to production support Implement automation first approach using industry best practices, targeting appropriate strategies for robust and repeatable automation and the appropriate exploratory / manual testing of change Proactively contributing to the evolution of Test Engineering within Nationwide Quickly understanding problems and provide root cause analysis and resolution Engineering of testing solutions, including design & code reviews Implements demonstrable and measurable, structured design techniques appropriate to the technology under Test Able to implement testing best practice methods specific to the technology under Test and aware of the benefits of using them. Has real world experience of implementing these practices You will help drive strategy, ensuring the platform remains relevant and up to date with industry trends and emerging technologies Understanding the business impact of technical changes and be comfortable making risk assessments What we can offer you: Rate of pay: Competitive market rate Duration: 6 months contract Start: Immediate start dates available
Contract Spy Warwick, UK
Jan 17, 2020
Duration not stated
Company Name Tata Technologies Location Warwick, United Kingdom Date Posted 16th January 2020   Job Type Contractor DESCRIPTION At Tata Technologies we make product development dreams a reality by designing, engineering and validating the products of tomorrow for the world’s leading manufacturers. Due to our continued growth we are now recruiting for a MES Project Manager to be based at our office in Warwick . Our Connected Enterprise IT (CEIT) Department leverages extensive manufacturing know-how for enlightened enterprise systems. Our deep industry experience allows us to drastically reduce process time and effectively streamline business flows for any organization. Our world-class consultants enable organizations to realize the power of the integrated enterprise by providing superior consulting and implementation services. The Role: The primary duty of the Project Manager is to plan, budget, oversee and document all aspects of MES projects and programmes for our automotive customer. You will deploy/ integrate MES systems into the manufacturing site on time and within budget. Area of Responsibility ·Integration of MES and shop floor systems with ERP thru ESB/MMB ·Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects ·Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget ·Developing project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility ·Ensure resource availability and allocation ·Develop a detailed project plan to track progress ·Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs ·Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques ·Report and escalate to management as needed ·Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders ·Perform risk management to minimize project risks ·Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors ·Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation Knowledge / Experience ·ISA 95/IoT/Industry 4.O guidelines ·Proven experience in managing MES projects ·.Net/MVC/WPF work experience with sound knowledge of SQL Server 2012 onwards If you are passionate about bringing innovation to the projects you work on and want to join a global company, then this is the place for you. Tata Technologies: Make it real. Make it Better™.
Contract Spy Warwick, UK
Jan 17, 2020
Duration not stated
Company Name Tata Technologies Location Warwick, United Kingdom Date Posted 16th January 2020   Job Type Contractor DESCRIPTION At Tata Technologies we make product development dreams a reality by designing, engineering and validating the products of tomorrow for the world’s leading manufacturers. Due to our continued growth we are now recruiting for a Test Lead to be based at our office in Warwick .   Our Connected Enterprise IT (CEIT) Department leverages extensive manufacturing know-how for enlightened enterprise systems. Our deep industry experience allows us to drastically reduce process time and effectively streamline business flows for any organization. Our world-class consultants enable organizations to realize the power of the integrated enterprise by providing superior consulting and implementation services.   The Role:   You will work as part of an IT project team, reviewing the functional and non-functional requirement specifications and use cases. Working with Business and project team to develop/update test strategies, provide guidance around test scenarios & test scripts and work towards completing the test phases to time, quality and cost. You will report into the Project Manager as well as a Test Manager and work closely with the Solution Architects, Business Analysts and Developers in executing your day to day tasks.   Area of Responsibility   Analysing the critical business scenarios based upon Requirements Analysing the service level agreement objectives and planning accordingly Defining the Test Strategy Overseeing the development of the test scripts with traceability to requirements Test coordination across multiple and in some cases overlapping test phases: o   Static Testing o   System Test  o   System Integration Testing   o   Business: Functional Acceptance Testing / User Acceptance Testing  o   Performance Testing  o   Penetration Testing o   Service Transition Rehearsal Tests Test Coordination across multiple stakeholders:  o   Three 3rd party vendors  o   Service Transition Team  o   Business representatives Test Data  / Reporting: o   The role is to be the coordination point for all test activities associated with the project o   Provide a “single point of truth” view of test status to support transition through test phases including: test coverage / open defects / tracking of defect resolutions Deliverables: o   Consolidated Test reporting from multiple sources o   Tracking / verification of defects  Preparing and presentation of test reports with clear justifications for recommendations.   Knowledge / Experience Experienced Test Lead with hands on software testing and/or software development experience Broad experience of testing activities across both the Functional and Non Functional space Competent in Test Planning with good test estimation skills Able to draw information from multiple sources and present in a coherent fashion for Test Reporting and be proactive in resolving defects Clear and concise whilst dealing with Project, Business and Third Parties, with the capability to influence with conviction Individual should be results oriented, organized, detailed, and team oriented An aptitude for research and out of the box problem solving Quick learner and self-starter. Flexible in a dynamic environment Proven experience in providing superb client services and support Clear understanding of software development life cycles with Agile experience being advantageous Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business or equivalent professional experience   If you are passionate about bringing innovation to the projects you work on and want to join a global company, then this is the place for you. Tata Technologies: Make it real. Make it Better™.
£350 - £400 per day
Contract Spy Marylebone, London, UK
Jan 17, 2020
6 Months or more
At Infotel, we are looking for an IT FO Support Analyst to join us on a 6 month contract basis in London. This is within the Investment Banking domain.    Role As a trading support member you will be the primary contact of the traders and sales, in charge of the incident management and reporting of bugs, New features or improvement requests to development and project teams. You will be managing and supporting the applications of the following trading activities-Derivatives and cash agency execution and post trade Prime Brokerage, swap and Hedge execution Inventory Management for equity financing    Skills required  Highly motivated  Excellent communications  Scripting skills  Linux/windows OS Knowledge of financial markets and products  Front office experience    If you would like to apply, please press the apply button 
Contract Spy London, UK
Jan 17, 2020
up to 6 Months
We are a vibrant consulting firm. We are Sojico. We help organisations digitalize and streamline their processes. We are now looking for a Front end Developer to help us to manage a project with one of our clients. You will be expected to continue to support and develop additional functionality using Angular and React for our client’s core application and a mobile app that is been hosted in the cloud (AWS) You will be joining a fast-paced and cross functional team that uses Scrum and TDD in a pair programming environment This is a 5-month initial contract outside of IR35 and working remotely is also permitted. Experience Required: Github React AngularJS Angular 7/8 TDD Communication with Stakeholders Testing - Jasmine, Selenium, Protractor It will advantageous if you have the following skills too: •MySQL •Docker, Cloud hosting •Elastic Search   Locations: London Please note that this is an urgent role.
Contract Spy London, UK
Jan 17, 2020
Duration not stated
Job Description We are looking for full time and part time solutions/technical architects who have a strong technical background and have a solid track record in providing solution design advice to clients. We are particularly open to providing small self-contained work packages to those architects who are willing to support multiple clients. The role is for an experienced Technical Architect who will provide technical solution advice to a number of our clients. The role involves working closely with various projects, delivering technical designs for new applications, or solving issues with existing development work. We are often asked to manage existing suppliers or provide technical assurance. The projects we work on range from large SOA implementations programmes for the public sector, to small software developments for start-ups. We have positions for both application and infrastructure architects. We will consider architects who are willing to work on a part time basis. About you… Our ideal candidate is conscientious, client-focused and able to work to tight deadlines, sometimes at short notice. You are reliable, self-motivated and able to work without close supervision. You are technically proficient with impressive analytic and communication skills; you are comfortable with talking to clients and enjoy the variety of working on different projects. You will have a proven track-record of meeting deadlines, producing high quality solutions in appropriate timescales. You are likely to be an experienced architect, with a strong track record of application delivery and possibly with a management consultancy or solution integrator background. Any experience of enterprise-level applications and their integration with other systems would be highly desirable. Desirable technical skills and experience Scientific or technical degree or relevant professional qualification A strong record of application development with skills in any of the following: Java, .Net, C++, Python, web development technologies. Good understanding of database design and programming, especially using MySQL (Oracle/SQL Server desirable) Proven history of solution architecture delivery HTML/Javascript Experience of Agile and Waterfall development methodologies
Contract Spy London, UK
Jan 17, 2020
Duration not stated
Job Description Solirius Consulting are looking to hire an experienced Integration Architect. The ideal architect will have a consultancy background, worked on large scale agile (GDS) programmes in the public sector, has stakeholder management across all levels and will have supported teams that are building bespoke software. Moreover, we are looking for architects who have worked with or delivered component based architecture using open source technologies. Role description: This role is a technical design role that also requires hands on experience as it is expected that small technical PoC’s will be required to support the programme. The technical governance requires the technical artefacts are approved and signed off at various gates, depending on the scope and impact of the artefact. The Lead Architect will provide advice and guidance on the Artefacts required and the relevant governance route. Artefacts are expected to align to internal standards and the communication of key architectural decisions, concerns or queries are also to be documented. Collaboration between the Architect and stakeholders is a significant aspect of this role covering all levels of the SDLC from sponsor, architects, Information Assurance, Security and delivery. This might also extend to other programmes within the organisation. Key skills and experience: AuthN, AuthZ – OAuth, OpenID Connect (OIDC), IAM solutions, etc Security – HTTPS, OWASP, etc Information assurance – Audit log, SIEM, etc Scalability in design – performance monitoring, peak demand management, low demand management SOA, Micro services Failure Mode Effect Analysis Integration with 3rd parties API specification design – designing the endpoint, versioning etc. Experience in designing Message Queue and/or Service Bus based solutions Experience in designing Event Streaming solutions, such as Apache Kafka or similar Experience in Azure cloud components (IaaS and PaaS) and deployment to Azure Technical authoring and presenting skills to all levels of audience Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
Contract Spy Milton Keynes, UK
Jan 17, 2020
Duration not stated
Solirius Consulting are an independent software and technology consultancy who have clients in the public and private sector. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver exciting new digital services for our clients.  We focus on understanding our client’s business and work with them to deliver change that makes their business more effective. We are able to support our clients with their strategy, technical design, user experience, software development and delivery into live service.  Our multidisciplinary teams have the drive, talent and creativity to take strategies from inception all the way through to successful business adoption. The Role … We are looking for an experienced Tech Project Manager who has current SC Clearance with extensive experience of running agile projects but also experience of infrastructure projects. You will need to be a great leader of people, able to motivate and engage people to deliver excellence for our customers. You will need to have experience of working with a wide variety of stakeholders and have experience of delivering projects from inception through to adoption. Main duties of the post You’ll be: Responsible for the end to end delivery of projects that Solirius is engaged with. Tracking risks, issues, assumptions, dependencies Responsible for clearing hurdles for the team to ensure that there is a clear path for development and delivery Working with the Lead architect to ensure projects continue with momentum Ensuring successful collaboration within the team and within the wider project/programme Working with and engaging stakeholders with the delivery team Championing best practice methodologies across the team and each discipline Exemplifying positive customer focussed behaviour. Specialist skills required We want people with: A background in Agile Delivery across the whole lifecycle of technical projects/service development and infrastructure projects. Must have SC Clearance  A strong experience in Agile scrum methodologies and delivering in Agile teams A pragmatic approach to projects who can add to a clients’ needs Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken word with an ability to successfully engage with managers and stakeholders at all levels within a business Experience of supporting and developing people Self awareness and high Emotional Intelligence
Contract Spy London, UK
Jan 17, 2020
Duration not stated
At 11:FS we see ourselves as the challenger team dedicated to helping banks and FS players transform themselves and the industry we love. For us this means rethinking what it takes to operate in financial services top to bottom to help our partners build and launch next generation digital propositions around the globe. To do this we need an amazing team so we have pulled together the best in financial services and beyond. Our people have co-founded and grown challenger banks like Monzo, Starling, and Tandem, led the technology platforms at Nutmeg, Betfair and beyond and transformed banks like Lloyds, Halifax, Barclays, QNB and Natwest. Truth be told, 11:FS isn 't really one company. It is a collection of startups united by purpose. Our Consulting practice builds challenger propositions globally, like we did for Natwest with Mettle. Our Research and Benchmarking team has built the amazing 11:FS Pulse service used by the likes of Monzo, Starling, Natwest and Tesco Bank. Our 11:FS Foundry team are transforming core banking and architecture, aiming to do to core banking what AWS did to data centres. Lastly we are a media company, generating content that supports our brand and changes the conversation - not necessarily in that order. Within Consulting Engineering, we work closely with our clients, designing and building customer-focused digital propositions, and bringing them to market quickly to test hypotheses. As an engineer you’ll be part of a cross-functional team, designing and building the technology underpinning these propositions. Well-executed technology is key to presenting a fantastic user experience, and you’ll often be building green-field services. You’ll have significant input into both the technology we use, and how we employ it. We emphasise ‘applied engineering’, and we never focus on technology for its own sake. You’ll have the opportunity to learn and use cutting-edge tools and components where appropriate. We also make significant use of third parties to move fast, and often need to integrate with our clients’ systems, so we value creativity and pragmatism, too. Requirements Experience building services and applications on the JVM - ideally with professional experience in Kotlin, but we 're also interested in speaking to people who 've contributed to open source projects or dabbled with the language in their personal time Familiarity with microservice architectures, and confidence in building and deploying containerised services to Cloud based orchestration layers and platforms Familiarity with the Spring framework Familiarity with TDD and the experience to know what a good unit test looks like Confidence in using GraphQL to implement well-designed APIs, and the knowledge of what a good RESTful API looks like CI/CD An appreciation for best practices in cybersecurity
Contract Spy London, UK
Jan 17, 2020
Job Description Version 1 has an exciting role for a dynamic and enthusiastic cloud and infrastructure consultant who enjoys working with customers and internal staff alike. You will be a solid team player and superb communicator who can deliver excellence in both project and support work. Based within our Cloud consulting team, this role is responsible for providing Cloud and DevOps consulting services, including technical presales, scoping, architecture, design, build and deployment of engineering solutions. The role is customer-facing and will entail liaising with customers to enhance current systems, plan and deliver projects, and implement new solutions. The role is varied in scope and technology, and can entail the development of innovative solutions in the cloud, delivering cloud migration projects, and supporting development teams with DevOps technologies (CI/CD pipelines, config management, etc.) Qualifications Essential criteria: Security Clearance is essential Experience of AWS Experience of designing, building and supporting Enterprise solutions DevOps experience Experience of Python, Go, Node or similar language Self-motivated and driven to learn new technology Additional Information Bradley Hall Version 1 Talent Acquisition Team We are an equal opportunities employer. Please refer to our Diversity & Inclusion statement located at: https://www.version1.com/careers/culture/
Contract Spy London, UK
Jan 17, 2020
We are looking for a talented and energetic Scrum Master with a strong knowledge of agile methodologies who is looking to develop their skills within the gaming industry. Joining a group of vibrant and fast paced teams, you will be responsible for delivering games features that will transform our titles and will drive our continued success. This is an opportunity for an experienced Scrum Master to help us establish a new production function and to have a big impact on our current and future titles. This person will work with many different disciplines and will have exposure to top grossing titles. What Your Day Looks Like: Each team has its own intricacies, so you’ll become an expert in managing subtly different agile processes and enabling those teams to deliver to their maximum potential. We are a JIRA house, so you’ll be an SME and contribute to maintaining well-defined process. Delivering incrementally developed features is key to our success, but looking forward to what comes next is just as critical. Road-mapping is important, and you’ll be actively encouraged to spot gaps or suggest ideas on projects that will help us to continue to deliver excellence and growth. There is no I in team, getting the best out of our collective is crucial. You will assist in everyone’s development, removing roadblocks and holding teams accountable for their commitments. Work should be fun, not a chore, being part of an open and light-hearted environment helps us all deliver together! Requirements Essentials: Experience delivering consistent day-to-day Scrum Ceremonies Supporting the creation and Execution of roadmaps Supporting the Management and delivery of full and accurate stakeholder Communication Working in multidisciplinary teams Skilled in using Jira. You should be passionate about and have a strong understanding of agile methodologies. Nice to have: Experience of developing, Managing and improving team processes. Shipped at least one title, F2P mobile or social gaming a plus. You’ll have worked on multiple types of games feature, including live ops. Naturally analytical, you’ll have great planning and organisational skills and an ability to manage competing demands with attention to detail and a focus on execution. An understanding of the games industry and knowledge of mobile games. About Us: Product Madness burst into life in 2007 as the brainchild of two Stanford Business MBA graduates who possessed an innate love of gaming. Initially, the entrepreneurs developed casual games for Facebook and mobile, before having a ‘light-bulb moment’ in 2009 and refocusing their efforts with laser-guided precision on the exploding social casino genre. They have been bringing world-class social slots to real slots fans ever since! Now part of Aristocrat Leisure, Product Madness have published hit titles Heart of Vegas, Cashman Casino, FaFaFa and Lightning Link on Facebook, iOS and Android platforms and have grown considerably in size over the past year. Product Madness’ dedication to promoting diversity and inclusion is clearly reflected in all our content and across all our platforms. Diversity is more than a commitment at Product Madness—it is in the core values of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, maternity, marriage or civil partnership, religion, race and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. What is great about working at Product Madness?: Like all game studios, we have a fully stocked kitchen, foosball table, games room, lunches/breakfasts, beanbags to sit on and much more… but we know this isn’t what makes us unique. What makes us stand out from the crowd is the autonomy we provide our employees, the opportunity to work on top grossing titles and the professional development opportunities that everyone has access to. We understand that our employees are the key to our success and so ensure we pay above the industry standard and offer a comprehensive benefits package. That doesn’t mean to say it 's all work and no play, we have a lot of fun creating games from our swanky office in Liverpool Street, as well as having a great social community that is truly reflective of the diverse teams we have here! So what are you waiting for, come and join the madness!