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Senior Developer, Desktop, Web and Mobile applications / Henley Computer Services / Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:44:57 -0000

Henley Computer Services/Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, United KingdomSenior Developer, Desktop, Web and Mobile applications Senior Developer to design, develop, debug, test and maintain software programs for a variety of environments, with a focus on desktop, web, and mobile applications. Knowledge of both Object Oriented and Scripting languages is essential. Knowledge of React Native would be an advantage. The essential functions of the position include: Develops software solutions by studying information needs; conferring with users; studying systems flow, data usage, and work processes; investigating problem areas; following the software development life cycle. Determines operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition, requirements, solution development, and proposed solutions. Documents and demonstrates solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and clear code. Prepares and installs solutions by determining and designing system specifications, standards, and programming. Improves operations by conducting systems analysis; recommending changes in policies and procedures. Updates job knowledge by studying state-of-the-art development tools, programming techniques, and computing equipment; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.. Capable of supporting and developing software engineers by providing advice, coaching and educational opportunities. Designs software systems that scale to tens of thousands of users. Actively develops and/or influences system architectural design. Produces maintainable, testable, extensible, clean, well-documented code according to system design. Maintains and publishes new releases for existing software products. Develop time estimates for development tasks. Participate in code review. Use revision control and bug tracking systems. The non-essential functions of the position include: Experience of implementing projects across multiple countries and languages. Education/Experience/Training: PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Self-motivated software developer with a strong desktop, web and mobile application development experience. Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field. 7-10 years hands-on programming experience required. Experience writing code for both compiled and interpreted languages. Expert-level programming capability in at least one language is required. Familiarity with both object-oriented and Scripting languages. Strong understanding of software development methodologies. Detail oriented, highly organized, able to multi-task, and good interpersonal skills. Experience working with revision control systems, build systems, and working within a team environment. Software packaging and deployment experience preferred. The ideal candidate will have desktop application experience, web application development experience, Server Side programming, and database and web server setup and configuration. Experience or understanding of development in React Native Travel Requirements There will be a requirement to travel between European offices for project meetings Occasional International travel Employment Type: Permanent Pay: 60,000 to 80,000 GBP (British Pound) Pay Period: Annual Other Pay Info: benefitsApply To Job[...]



Solutions Architect- Application Development- Permanent / - The Resourcing Hub / Aldershot, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:44:27 -0000

- The Resourcing Hub/Aldershot, Hampshire, United KingdomSolutions Architect- Application Development Our Client, a Global Leader in consulting services are looking for an experienced and passionate Solutions Architect, focused on Application Assurance Architecture, for a newly created permanent role based in Aldershot, UK. The package on offer is between £60,000-£65,000 + £7'500 car allowance + 10% bonus + benefits. The purpose of this role is for the Consulting Architect to act as a Solution Architect for our clients Application Assurance portfolio providing technology design, planning and strategy advice for internal and external customers, helping them deliver exceptional application performance to their customers and users. Application Assurance is a new product initiative that will be central to our clients ongoing drive to transform the way they and manage network and cloud services and deliver differentiated application services to their customers. Ultimately, they will embed performance intelligence in application, network, cloud and CDN services so that: Dev & test teams can improve application quality, improving customer experience and retention Operations teams can optimize processes and focus on improving the customer experience Infrastructure and network services can proactively right-size applications to scale effectively with business demand Application owners can gain real-world information to improve customer engagement & enter new markets Service owners can streamline end-to-end processes and manage complexities of multi-partner sourcing whilst utilizing analytics techniques to automate routine tasks Service providers and Customer IT will have common KPIs and service objectives based on business outcomes, by utilizing end-to-end correlation of underlying network, infrastructure and application health metrics with business KP Experience we are looking for: Coming from an application and infrastructure background with networking experience 5 + years' experience in application development including Multi-tiers coding experiences (Front End, Back End, DBA ) Dynatrace DC RUM, synthetic and AppMon experience in pre and/or post sales roles is desirable Essential Knowledge & Skills: Strong knowledge of application coding technology landscape Strong knowledge in one or more of these key technologies: - ASP.NET, Web development, J2EE - Citrix, VMWare - JAVA, .NET, PHP - Networking - Databases (Oracle, SQL Server, MongoDB, etc.) - Web Servers (Apache, IIS, NGINX etc.) Clear understanding of highly distributed applications and how they interact and communicate, from the browser or mobile app, through the cloud, CDNs, and third-parties, into the data center, and through to the Back End (and back) Demonstrated understanding of code- and container-level performance tuning, troubleshooting, and architecture best practices in large multi-tier and SOA-based applications Ability to have meaningful discussions around technical concepts such as object-oriented fundamentals, web application infrastructure, memory management and GC, threading, frameworks, design patterns, exception handling, messaging, reflection, aspect-oriented programming, dependency injection, etc. Good writing, communication, and presentation skills Customer facing skills Ability to translate business to technical requirements Education & Qualifications Degree or equivalent experience in Engineering or Computer Technologies. MBA is a plus. Dynatrace and/or Riverbed APM/NPMD Certifications/experience are desirable Splunk and/or ELK certifications/experience are desirable ITIL/Project Management qualifications desirable Employment Type: Permanent Other Pay Info: £65k + £7.5k car allowance+ 10% bonus + benefitsApply To Job[...]



Business Analyst / ea Change Group / Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:38:05 -0000

ea Change Group/Edinburgh, Midlothian, United KingdomEdinburgh Business Analyst EA Change Groups' Edinburgh based Life, Pensions and Insurance client requires a motivated Business Analyst to join a large a successful change team. The successful candidate would be working on a large complex business change programme that looks at meeting customer's long term savings and retirement. Responsibilities To take ownership and responsibility for delivering the detailed business designs, processes and functionality, that support the business needs to the agreed time-scales and quality. Analysis and Design Be responsible for understanding, analysing and interpreting business requirements and needs. Identify appropriate, effective and efficient solutions that ensure a consistent approach across the group. Use personal influence to gain buy in from project team and key stakeholders within the business. Development and Delivery Be visible within the business and take ownership and responsibility for developing and delivering the detailed business requirements to support the solution. Ensure requirements are appropriately challenged with the benefits and success criteria agreed and signed off by the business stakeholders. Work collaboratively within project to ensure solution is clear and development meets business requirements. Support the project implementation. Develop and execute test plans when required. Support the delivery of successful projects within the company's End2End methodology Skills required for the successful candidate Business Analysis Investigates operational requirements, problems, and opportunities, seeking effective business solutions through improvements in automated and non-automated components of new or changed processes. Assists in the analysis of stakeholder objectives, and the underlying issues arising from investigations into business requirements and problems, and identifies options for consideration. Identifies potential benefits, and available options for consideration. Works with clients/users in defining acceptance tests. Business Modelling Conversant with techniques covering full range of modelling situations. Models current and desired scenarios as directed. Selects appropriate modelling techniques for meeting assigned objectives. Gains agreement from subject matter experts to models produced. Reviews resulting models with stakeholders and gains resolution to resultant issues. Requirements Definition and Management Demonstrates the ability to elicit and document functional and non-functional requirements. Defines scope and business priorities for small-scale changes and may assist in larger scale scoping exercises. Elicits and discovers requirements from operational management and other stakeholders. Selects appropriate techniques for the elicitation of detailed requirements taking into account the nature of the required changes, established practice and the characteristics and culture of those providing the requirements. Specifies and documents business requirements as directed, ensuring traceability back to source. Analyses them for adherence to business objectives and for consistency, challenging positively as appropriate. Works with stakeholders to prioritise requirements. Business Process Improvement Demonstrates the ability to identify process improvements and recommend solutions. Analyses business processes; Identifies alternative solutions, assesses feasibility, recommends new approaches. Contributes to evaluating the factors which must be addressed in the change programme. Helps establish requirements for the implementation of changes in the business process. Additional The business analyst will be able to take responsibility for all analysis within small projects and will be able to support more Junior Analysts in larger projects. The business analyst is responsible for creating and executing tests to ensure that solutions meet the necessary success criteria. Demonstrates a [...]



WInd Farm Technician, Inverness / Cathcart Associates Energy Ltd / Inverness, Highland, United Kingdom

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:36:59 -0000

Cathcart Associates Energy Ltd/Inverness, Highland, United Kingdom

A wind farm developer, based in the UK are now looking for a Wind Turbine Technicians who have experience in preventive maintenance on large wind turbines.

You will be responsible for keeping wind turbine equipment running smoothly. Your work involves maintaining, testing and repairing mechanical and electrical equipment and monitoring daily performance.

You will be working on an onshore wind farm located in Inverness, Scotland.

You will be climbing turbines and therefore will be expected to have a good head for heights as well as the fitness to perform this job on a regular basis.

Wind Turbine Technicians work in teams and are provided use of a company vehicle, tools, appropriate work clothes and PPE.

Skills required to do the job:

Finding faults on all turbine systems, including mechanical, electrical and hydraulic

Making routine inspections on all systems

Climbing up high wind turbine towers wearing a safety harness to carry out repair work

Maintaining and repairing main systems and components, such as transformers and cabling

Updating the site manager on the progress of maintenance, repair or inspection work and producing reports and checklists

Travelling to other sites to fix a machine failure or breakdown

Supervising junior technicians, or inspecting the work of other onsite maintenance workers

Monitoring stock and ordering spare parts

Following strict health and safety procedures.

Interpret basic electrical, hydraulic and mechanical component drawings

Be competent in turbine fault troubleshooting.

You will need to have a Full UK Driving Licence.

If you would like to find out more about this position and to be considered, please contact James McNair and apply with your latest CV.

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 27,000 to 28,000 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual

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Business Analyst / Pontoon / Warwick, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:50:39 -0000

Pontoon/Warwick, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Job Purpose

As part of the legal separation programme, the new business will need to be established with a specific licence, new governance structure and business arrangements to ensure sufficient separation between the and other Group business.

This role will support the establishment of governance, development and implementation of licence and compliance capabilities within the business to ensure readiness for separation.

Key Accountabilities

The scope of the role will be to support Corporate & Regulatory Manager to

liaise with senior leadership team, Legal and UK Regulation, to develop the detailed arrangement for the governance, including for the governance bodies, the proposal for the proceedings of the meetings

lead and coordinate a suite of compliance trainings for the business covering the end to end process including designing, implementing and tracking, working closely with Group Assurance

liaise with Shared Services eg Finance, Corporate Affairs, Legal, UK Regulation, Information Services, Procurement, Property, HR to work out the detailed arrangement to support business whilst demonstrating compliance and delivering efficiency.

Provide the details of the governance, shared services and compliance training arrangement into the compliance statement

Involve in licence development and implementation

Knowledge, Experience and Technical Know How

Experience:

Working in a compliance or similar regulatory role

The ability to interpret written rules and obligations and deliver pragmatic solutions.

Experience of effectively managing relationships with team members and stakeholders and working collaboratively to deliver solutions.

Experience of creating departmental priorities which align to the strategic direction of the wider business.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills, capable of leading teams and influencing stakeholders at senior levels and gaining support and commitment from a broad group.

Collaboration within multidiscipline or virtual teams to deliver solutions

Ability to create quality Powerpoint and Word deliverables

Technical Know How:

A good working understanding of National Grid's licences and regulatory framework

The ability to interpret written rules and obligations and deliver pragmatic solutions.

Excellent skills in PowerPoint, Excel, Word and SharePoint

Qualifications

Essential (at appointment):

Degree level qualification or relevant experience

Employment Type: Permanent

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Senior Java Developer / Discover Financial Services / Farnborough, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:50:26 -0000

Discover Financial Services/Farnborough, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Discover Financial Services is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services and globally.

Responsibilities:

Working in an Agile environment following SAFE and following Continuous Integration/Deployment practices

Develop and maintain Applications for the eWallets Program.

RESTful API based Applications (Java, Spring)

Batch applications (Spring Batch)

GUI Applications (JSF, Spring)

Interpreting and refining system and functional requirements

Writing technical design documentation (high and low level) as required

Estimation of development effort

Coding of the Applications following Quality process including Code Reviews, Sonarqube standards, writing Unit Test (Junit, Mocks), SIT tests, End-to-End Test as appropriate

Working with the eWallets QA group to ensure that the code meets the functional Test requirements

Working with eWallets QA group to perform load, performance and destructive testing

Writing and executing production and pre-production implementation plans

Providing level 3 production support for eWallets applications including out of hours support on a rota basis

Providing guidance and help to other team members.

Requirements:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

Minimum of 5 years software development experience

Has been involved in and implemented business critical projects of large scope and technical complexity.

Ability to prepare and communicate high level application designs and concepts to management and peers

Must possess the judgement to plan and accomplish goals with minimal supervision

This position will require the candidate to perform a wide variety of tasks. A wide degree of creativity and flexibility with regard to technology is expected.

Experience:

Enterprise software development

Java SE, EE, REST APIs, TDD

Experience with the following is an advantage:

Design patterns

Financial Services

Payments Industry and/or PCI compliance

SAFE, Agile methodology, Scrum

Continuous Integration/Delivery, Jenkins

Spring, Hibernate, JPA

Messaging: JMS, WMQ, SEDA, Rabbit

JSF, Primefaces, HTML, Ajax

WebSphere Application Server, Tomcat

Oracle RDBMS

Apache Camel, Spring Integration

Unix/Linux, Shell Scripting

TCP/IP, Java NIO

Cloud: PCF

Employment Type: Permanent
Other Pay Info: Dependent on skill set and experience

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Actuary Manager / TEKsystems / Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:50:05 -0000

TEKsystems/Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom

My Edinburgh client is currently looking to on board an Actuarial Manager for an initial 6 month contract. The team play a key role in ensuring that policies are managed in line with the policy provisions, policyholders' expectations and FCA requirements.

Essential Skills:

Qualified/Part Qualified Actuary

Building models within Excel/VBA

SAS knowledge

Stakeholder Management

Day to day responsibilities:

Analysing different remediation approaches and writing options papers

Writing calcs specs

Building models in Excel or Access

Testing IT models

Performing remediation calculations for policies and checking calcs

Handling queries relating to the use of the models

Determining approaches to non-standard cases.

Ensuring TCF issues, cost implications and practical constraints are taken into account when formulating solutions.

If you are interested in this opportunity and have the essential skills noted please forward a copy of your CV to (see below) or contact me direct.

Allegis Group Limited and Aston Carter Limited operate Employment Businesses and Agencies and are companies within the Allegis Group Inc. group of companies, the fourth largest staffing company in the world, (collectively referred to as the "Allegis Group"). TEKsystems and Aerotek are divisions of Allegis Group Limited. Applicant data will be treated in accordance with the Allegis Group's Privacy Notice. By submitting personal data to any company or division within the Allegis Group, the applicant is providing explicit consent to the use of such data by the Allegis Group and to the transfer of such data to and from the Allegis Group companies within the UK, Europe and outside the European Economic Area in connection with the fulfilment of the applicant's voluntary requests, and the fulfilment of other job opportunities that match the applicant's profile, and confirms that they may be contacted about such job opportunities.

Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 6 months

Pay: 500 to 525 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Daily

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Electrical Engineer - Space/Satellites / Protec Technical / Stevenage, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:49:00 -0000

Protec Technical/Stevenage, Hertfordshire, United KingdomAIT Electrical Specialist Engineer Stevenage (with EU travel) 6 months £market rates Job/Technical Knowledge: An excellent theoretical and practical knowledge of electrical/electronic space system testing or similar within an automated test environment with competent software/test sequence writing skills. A minimum of degree or diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering discipline with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Experience Requirement: Spacecraft electrical knowledge. Extensive hands-on' experience in an electronic test and/or hardware/software verification environment with some leadership practice. Spacecraft subsystem technical knowledge and awareness, eg Data Handling, Packet Utilisation Standards, Spacecraft Configuration Vector (SCV), Equipment management functions, Data Bus Communications - 1553, Spacewire, Attitude &, Orbital Control, Star Trackers, Gyros, Momentum Wheels, Power systems, batteries, Solar Arrays, Thermal Control, heaters, thermostats, etc., Software/Hardware compatibility testing, Electrical fault, investigatory and diagnosis experience, Competent software skills, OS: Windows, Unix, Linux, Awareness of cleanroom' disciplines, Knowledge of and experience in a Model Based Development & Verification Environment. Working Environment & Industry: Experience in a bespoke test and manufacturing environment within the electrical/electronic industries under high quality control. Competent in the use of various test equipment used for electrical, data and RF measurements, eg DMM, milliohm meter, oscilloscope, signal generator, logic analyser, network analyser, data bus monitors, etc. Current hands-on experience of writing test sequence for execution of the test and control of the test environment. Working knowledge of Databases Current experience in taking a senior role and managing their own and others tasks. Job Summary: A highly motivated and experienced technically competent electrical engineer, to work within a mixed skilled team of AIT electrical and systems engineers performing electrical and functional testing, from test sequence preparation, debug and execution within an automated test environment on bespoke non-flight and flight spacecraft hardware and software. In addition to the technical responsibilities, there is a need to drive tests through to completion from draft test specification, through sequence writing, debugging, test procedure and TRR data pack preparation as well as performing the test and issuing the execution test report. These tasks are carried out under the direction of the project AIT Electrical Lead and the Department Functional Manager as well as the Project specific AIT Manager in accordance with Electrical Test Services department processes. KEY TECHNICAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Review and interpretation of electrical test requirements. Provide test solutions. Definition of project and project test equipment requirements. To provide technical inputs to formal project reviews. Preparation of test plans, test procedures and test reports. Performing electrical integration and automated test at unit, subsystem & system level. Development of Automatic Test procedures (ATP) using a bespoke high level S/W language, for execution of the test and control of the test environment. Ensure standard satellite electrical AIT processes are applied for bespoke project specific AIT requirements, Spacecraft electrical test and support during environmental test and launch activities. Work to company and departmental procedures and maintain adherence to EN 9001. Definition of electrical test aids and overseeing the procurement, manufacture and validation. Working closely with system engineers and subsystem architects to ensure AIT requirements are Embedded in th[...]



Environmental Test Engineer - Aerospace / Protec Technical / Stevenage, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:48:59 -0000

Protec Technical/Stevenage, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Environmental Test Engineer - Aerospace/Space

Stevenage

Six Months

£24 per hour

Skills/Experience Required

Theoretical and practical knowledge of electrical/electronic and mechanical testing within either an automated or manual test environment, with competent software skills.

Key skills in English, Mathematics and Physics.

Working knowledge within test environment.

Knowledge of the electrical/mechanical testing of high value high precision assemblies.

Understanding and practical application of Health & Safety regulations.

Experience in a bespoke test and manufacturing environment within the electrical/mechanical industries under high quality control.

Essential Requirements -

Computer Literacy - especially in Microsoft office software.

Engineering knowledge - the ability to understand and use both mechanical and electrical formulae (resistances, currents, power values, theoretical loads and bending moments).

Understanding of technical documents (drawings, procedures, technical notes)

Understand general engineering practices utilised in the Aerospace industry.

A professional attitude and can work well in a team

Be prepared to be flexible in working hours, the test lab covers 24hours a day so ability to cover varying shifts is essential.

Self-motivated and able to learn quickly through on-the-job experience.

Understanding of Space environmental conditions would be an advantage.

Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

Knowledge of Vibration, Shock, Vacuum & Climatic test techniques/systems

Knowledge of Test & Measurement Instrumentation methods.

Knowledge in stress analysis.

Knowledge of signal processing/analysis

A minimum of an engineering based HNC/HND OR a minimum of 3 years test engineering experience.

Job Summary

A challenging role undertaking a full range of engineering activities within the environmental test skill area, where the primary role is to configure, instrument and undertake test operations on space equipment using specialist Thermal Vacuum, Climatic, Vibration and Shock testing facilities to meet customer quality test standards and requirements.

Key Responsibilities -

Use of facilities to achieve test specification requirements.

Design and manufacture of bespoke test setups and tooling.

Mechanical operations on test facilities to support desired test setup.

Review and analysis of post test data.

Compiling of test data, producing test certification and reports.

Responsible for the production of local documentation (LDS).

Maintain test instrumentation, facilities and equipment.

Ensure the adherence to 5S cleanroom disciplines and practices. Ensuring a safe working environment

Support internal and external audits.

Liaise with internal and external customers about their projects.

Responsible for delivering On Time, On Cost and On Quality.

For more information please contact John Paul at Protec Technical Ltd.

Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 6 months

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System Administrator/Application Consultant - Web Application & Servic / Connected Consulting / Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:02:43 -0000

Connected Consulting/Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Our client is the world's technology companies and sits at the heart of the development of digital electronic products.

We are looking for a highly-motivated and experienced contract IT professional to provide technical expertise in upgrading and migrating their web & IP delivery applications between data centres. You will be used to working with and across multi-cultural teams, happy to work autonomously, an excellent communicator and an accomplished problem-solver.

Working as part of the global IT Web & IP Delivery Applications team you will be exposed to many different applications and technologies in a highly dynamic environment, ensuring the operational availability of web & IP delivery services to the business's global community.

Key Responsibilities

System upgrades to work in Docker containers

Planning and coordinating server migrations

Upgrade and service improvement of existing services

Maintain technical documentation

Maintain and enhance monitoring of services

Linux & Windows Server Management

Experience

3+ years' web applications and services support and migration experience

Perl, Python, Java, or PHP programming experience

Experience working with containers (Docker, Rancher)

Experience with configuration/troubleshooting web-based technologies

Experience with common open source tools

Experience working with dynamic HTML components: AJAX, JavaScript, CSS, XML, HTML, XHTML

Oracle and MySQL Databases

Atlassian Tools (Jira/Bamboo) experience

Cloud based computing (Azure, AWS)

Experience with Source Control methodologies (eg SVN/Git)

AGILE sprint working methods

Interested?

Employment Type: Contract

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Senior API Developer / First Utility / Coventry, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:02:21 -0000

First Utility/Coventry, Warwickshire, United KingdomHere at First Utility we want to make a difference. We are changing the face of the energy industry by campaigning for more transparency, better communication and a speedier switching process. Through pioneering technology and sharing our knowledge, we put our customers firmly in control of their energy, so they can spend less on what they need and more on what they want.We are proud to deliver award-winning service and as we continue to challenge the industry, our talented people are integral to our journey; our people make that difference. As we continue to grow our Team we now have office locations in Coventry, London, Krakow and Hamburg. We're now looking for a Senior API Developer to join our Team in Coventry to help us continue to make that difference. How the role fits in This is a key role within the Digital Platform API Engineering team, building advanced software solutions for our online business and digital products. The Digital API team are responsible for building a wide range of SOA services that support the development of web and mobile applications.We take an API First approach to our service development and are looking for people experienced in delivering a wide range of services and capabilities that cut across our entire company business.Typical projects our services developers have been/will be involved with include :> Developing services which support both web and mobile clients, supporting iOS and Android> Integration with Big Data cluster to provide deep analytics of customer activity> Helping build a truly personalised experience for each customer through the delivery of high performance commerce capabilities including prediction, segmentation and personalisation The role day to day Take a leading role in the development of our API First strategy, helping to deliver a range of services that are used both by internal development teams, external third parties and customers Take a very involved role in the various agile activities, including leading project work and reporting progress to their assigned project lead Lead design and code reviews and be accountable for the actions taken from these sessions, seeing them through to implementation as agreed What you'll need to help you make the best of the role You will be passionate about all things JVM and have a thorough knowledge of JVM development including Java EE development environments and possible experience of work with Big Data platforms including Hadoop and Cassandra You will ideally be a graduate with a strong degree in a relevant technical discipline (probably Software Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics etc.) with commercial experience of developing software solutions as a Java Developer We are passionate about software delivery within an agile environment, so we are looking for candidates who are experienced using Agile Methodology to work in a collaborative way with key business stakeholders to deliver great software. We currently use Lean but this should not limit candidates who have experience of Scrum, XP, DSDM or other recognised agile frameworks. ESSENTIAL SKILLS - Expert experience of developing within Java EE environments and a good knowledge of application servers and docker containers - Expert in the development of a layered SOA architecture and implementation and testing of RESTful services - Ability to analyse, optimise and tune services individually and as a discrete suite -Experienced working within an Agile Framework - ideally SCRUM or Kanban -Specific experience of Test-Driven Development, Unit Testing, Continuous Integration and Delivery - You love working in a team and the buzz that goes along with constant communication, but not afraid to go it alon[...]



Lead Java Engineer / First Utility / Coventry, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:02:12 -0000

First Utility/Coventry, Warwickshire, United KingdomHere at First Utility we want to make a difference. We are changing the face of the energy industry by campaigning for more transparency, better communication and a speedier switching process. Through pioneering technology and sharing our knowledge, we put our customers firmly in control of their energy, so they can spend less on what they need and more on what they want. We are proud to deliver award winning service and as we continue to challenge the industry, our talented people are integral to our journey; our people make that difference. As we continue to grow our Team and expand our service offering, we now have office locations in Coventry, London, Krakow and Hamburg. We're looking for a Lead Software Engineer to join our Core Platform Team to help us continue to make that difference. How the role fits in A hands on technical role within our Core Platform, you will lead a team who are focused on building advanced software solutions for our on-line energy and telco business. This is a key development role, building advanced software solutions and supporting and enhancing existing products for our growing energy and telco business. Projects cut across a wide range of areas, including: Online registrations and customer self-serve Many of the systems that support our customer facing teams New business opportunities Expanding the capability of our smart meter platform You'll work within and lead a multi-skilled agile team that has a focus on reducing cost to serve customers and is able to react to the changing demands of a dynamic fast growing business. The role day to day - Run the engineering disciplines of small to medium sized projects and be seen as the technical owner and go-to person for one or more of First Utilities functional areas. - Work closely with the business to understand issues and to come up with both tactical and strategic solutions depending upon the critical nature of the issues found - Be responsible for leading a team to deliver software changes in an iterative manner, so you will need to work within a multidisciplinary team that includes business stakeholders, architects and product managers to deliver these requirements on time and to budget - Be accountable for leading various agile activities such as estimating, planning and reviewing activities effectively to maintain and/or improve quality of the software developed - Provide coaching and mentoring for less experienced members of the Agile Team - Deliver high quality, efficient, defect free code following the basic agile principles. - Take an active role in the various agile activities like planning and estimating sessions - Encourage and implement testing best practices - Analyse requirements, specifications and decompose systems to generate a testing model and automate them efficiently across functional and non-functional requirements - Responsible for reporting on progress, risks and issues What you'll need to help make the best of the role Essential skills - Extensive experience of the Java programming language including Java 8 within an Agile environment, and be passionate about all things Java - Experience of the Spring framework and dependency injection - An understanding of RESTful services - Experience of working with Java Persistence Frameworks such as Hibernate - Experience of working with Java Messaging Frameworks - The ability to write clear, concise code that adheres to commercial standards - A good appreciation of coding standards, design best practices and keen desire to apply them - Experience working with relational databases, e.g. PostgreSQL/Oracle Essential Experience - Experience with various testing methodologies and best pr[...]



Senior Python Engineer / First Utility / Coventry, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:02:12 -0000

First Utility/Coventry, Warwickshire, United KingdomHere at First Utility we want to make a difference. We are changing the face of the energy industry by campaigning for more transparency, better communication and a speedier switching process. Through pioneering technology and sharing our knowledge, we put our customers firmly in control of their energy, so they can spend less on what they need and more on what they want. We are proud to deliver award winning service and as we continue to challenge the industry, our talented people are integral to our journey; our people make that difference. As we continue to grow our Team we now have office locations in Coventry, London, Krakow and Hamburg. We're now looking for a Software Engineer to join our Team in Coventry to help us continue to make that difference. How the role fits in The Customer Service Platforms (CSP) department is responsible for a wide range of customer facing and back office applications that are essential to the delivery of excellent customer service. We are an energetic, innovative and multi-skilled agile group split into four development teams working across a range of platforms including: Zendesk (our chosen CRM), Harmony (a series of next generation Zendesk apps) and AskFirst (our innovative and highly successful virtual agent). We enjoy a close working relationship with our customer service colleagues and take a collaborative and data driven approach to everything we do. Every problem encountered is considered an opportunity for innovation and good ideas are promoted quickly. As a Senior Software Engineer on the Ask First development team you will play a critical role in the development of Natural Language Processing tools including Ask First, our highly valuable virtual agent. The role day to day - Collaborate with business stakeholders, developers, architects, UX specialists and cross platform testers to deliver innovative software solutions with a key focus on customer experience - Produce high quality, efficient, and defect free software that successfully meets requirements specified as user stories - As a member of a Scrum development team, have an active role Scrum ceremonies - Participate in code reviews and take accountability for any actions arising from them - Provide mentorship to more junior members of the team - Promote software craftsmanship best practices What you'll need to help make the best of the role - Working experience of Python 3 - Ability to work within a layered SOA and use, implement and test RESTful and microservices - Good understanding of Software Testing, for example unit testing and TDD - Version control, ideally GIT - A solid understanding of Agile / SCRUM methodologies - Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of colleagues - Experience of working within a fast paced software environment with a clear focus on customer experience The 'nice to haves' - Experience or Interest in Machine Learning practices - Experience or Interest of Artificial Intelligence, ideally Natural - - Language Processing, Voice Recognition or Data Mining - Experience of Python frameworks such as Django or Flask - Experience with Linux and command line tools - Experience of development build tools such as Jenkins and - Continuous Integration/Delivery - Exposure to Docker - Exposure to Javascript (including React and Node) - Automated testing frameworks - Experience of SQL/NoSQL database servers such as PostgreSQL or MongoDB What you'll get in return Our people are our business, so our mind-set is people first. Spending much of your time at work, we know it's not just about a rewarding [...]



Job Opportunity for Senior Data Analyst at Edinburgh / Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited / Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:02:10 -0000

Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited/Edinburgh, Midlothian, United KingdomJob Description: Title: Senior Data Analyst Location: Edinburgh Duration: 2 Months initially EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY: Sopra Steria Recruitment Ltd (a Sopra Steria company) provides recruitment and resourcing solutions to Sopra Steria, a leading European IT service provider. Sopra Steria requires a Senior Data Analyst for an initial 2 month contract based in Edinburgh. Role Requirements The Senior Data Analyst be responsible for root cause analysis into data quality issues, identifying solutions to ensure our data is of high quality, and fit for purpose and within agreed time scales. This will include where key progress checkpoints are established, monitored, and controlled. In your role, we'll look to you to lead and own delivery of multiple projects. You must:- Support and coach a team of Data Analysts working across multiple projects, carrying out assurance of activities undertaken Engage with the wider Data & Analytics Teams to ensure that we are utilising latest technologies available. Manage and control Data Analysts' systems access Articulate problems to wider stakeholder group for participation and buy-in. Deliver high quality, clear and accurate current state data analysis within agreed timescales. Participate in project working groups. Identify the root cause of the problem with consideration of key data elements, golden sources of data, business outcomes, processes and systems Summarise and present analysis output, providing options, recommendations and benefits where appropriate Ensure solutions are fit for purpose and deliver against business and programme requirements, adhering to controls set out in the Data Management policy Identify opportunities and quick wins applicable across the bank, to maximise income generation and budget efficiency Travel as necessary to our strategic locations is a requirement of this role. Essential Skills The Data Analyst will have previous experience in a business change environment - preferably within financial services - who has specific knowledge of data quality and data management processes and issues. You'll need a good understanding of business analysis or project management methodology and its practical application. You'll also need to be able to demonstrate you have excellent stakeholder management abilities. Your understanding and knowledge of bank wide internal processes and systems is vital. We're also looking for: An expert in SAS and SQL for analytical investigations, report review and creation Knowledge and understanding of Big Data technologies Excellent MS Office skills Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the proven ability to interact with stakeholders at all levels An ability to see the bigger picture, understanding where activities are inter-related and ensuring dependencies are clear and appropriately managed The ability to be adaptable and flexible to new work requests and demanding priorities A team player with the ability to motivate and support others within the team. The ability to interact confidently at all levels and challenge effectively and constructively where appropriate. Please apply directly, there are no agencies working on this role. Contact Urvashi Kandpal ( (see below) ) The post holder will work through Sopra Steria Recruitment for Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital transformation, providing one of the most comprehensive portfolios of end-to-end service offerings on the market: consulting, systems integration, software development, infrastructure management and business process services. Sopra Steria Recruitment: 2016 Winners of the APS[...]



Data Warehouse & Reporting Developer / Imerys Minerals / Par, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 17:16:50 -0000

Imerys Minerals/Par, Cornwall, United KingdomJOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE Responsible for developing Data Warehouse and Reporting systems. The Role will require development of our data warehouse, using our ETL tool together with development of our BI reporting solutions to meet Business needs. JOB SCOPE/DIMENSIONS -The position will have a direct impact on the timeliness, accuracy and ease of transactional processing, reporting and information provision across all aspects of the Business. This in turn will be a significant factor in the on going operational effectiveness and quality of decision making across all areas and functions of the Division. -Responsible for the implementation, supporting and enhancing Imerys Ceramics Reporting and Information Systems -Working closely with End-users, Ceramics IT Senior Business Analyst, DBA's and the Shared Application & Development team to develop reports, queries and ETL functionality. -Some domestic and European travel may be required. KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES -To liaise with the relevant end user communities to ensure that specific BU requirements are identified and progressed appropriately -To participate in the development and deployment of Reporting solutions from definition of needs through to live implementation. -To provide on-going relevant support/maintenance of the systems to ensure overall availability and integrity. -Active participation in system upgrade activities as appropriate -To work to a specification of requirement and in some cases to create specification from an understanding of needs. -Ensure appropriate change control and testing processes are fully documented to cover all modifications and also to share knowledge on improved business process changes. OTHER IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS JOB SPECIFICATIONS Education and Experience requirements -Have a degree in a numerate discipline or suitable experience gained in a business environment with Formal qualification in Computing Studies -Experience and knowledge of key business processes (e.g. Sales & Logistics Processing/ Production/ Budgeting / Reporting/ Finance) and the interaction of business processes and IT systems. -Be able to convert a business requirement into a systems solution using key analytical skills -Have experience/knowledge of the key business processes and the interaction of business requirements, processes and IT systems -Have detailed technical experience/knowledge of the primary information systems (ERP/ SQL, MS Office Tools, Data Warehousing, BI Tools, ETL) -Broad knowledge of reporting and query tools; such as TOAD, SQL Plus, Query Analyser, Crystal Reports and Business Objects Reporting Tools. Knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics -Have ability and flexibility to learn new related skills in a "hands on" environment -Have demonstrated the ability to work in a team environment. -Have strong analytical and problem solving skills -Be self starting and willing to take the initiative without a high level of management guidance -Have the ability to work to strict deadlines and to deliver on time to specification. -Be able to work under pressure and be willing to be adaptable to cope with changing priorities and needs -Have strong communication and influencing skills particularly when working with others from a different culture and different language skills -Hold a UK driving licence and the ability to travel within Europe -Some extended hours / flexible working to meet deadlines, often at short notice. -French language skills would be an advantage To apply for this position please click the APPLY button! Employment Type: Permanent Work Hours: Full Tim[...]