Steve Spevack

IT Recruitment


September 2015

New Requirement! – C# Developer – WPF, NUnit – Bucks, Perm

Skills: C# Developer. My client based in Milton Keynes are looking for C# Developer with 5 years experience in C#, 2 years of WPF development utilizing MVVM patterns and Unit testing with NUnit/MS test, SQL Server Development, with strong communication skills. You will be responsible for:

• Participate in SCRUMs, Retrospectives and Peer reviews.
• Work with Business Analysts, Architects and QC together with own initiative to produce quality code with good unit test coverage.
• Completing all changes identified at code review or Functional testing, first time.
• Building unit tests that prove the correct operation of the code to a specified level of coverage.
• Adhere to documented departmental procedures and methods.
• Be responsible for the management of implementation through effective breakdown into tasks, estimates and timely updates.
• Take ownership of defects in coded areas and resolve these before completion.
• Demonstrate a pro-active approach to communication within the team including any impediments to be escalated to the team leader.
• Support production use of systems through customer fixes, including on-call and some out of hours support.

Keywords: C#, WPF, MVVM, NUnit/MS test, SQL Server. This role is commutable from Milton Keynes, Bedford, Luton, Northampton & Aylesbury. Please send your CV ASAP for a full job spec.
Location: Milton Keynes, Bucks
Start: ASAP
Duration: Perm
Salary: £40k + Good Benefits
Contact:Steve Spevack
Telephone:01442 291 800


New Requirement! – SQL DBA – West Midlands, Perm

Skills: SQL DBA, SQL Server 2008/2012, ETL Processes / SSIS. My client based in West Bromwich, West Midlands are looking for an SQL DBA. You must have technical skills in SQL Server 2008/2012 understanding of database objects such as indexes, triggers, stored procedures, ETL Processes / SSIS, T-SQL, SSIS, understanding of SQL job packages in production, understanding of SQL Server security administration experience in managing installations, upgrades, service packs, patch management and scheduling jobs, data base migrations, configuration and maintenance, also have strong communication influencing skills. The role will oversee the day to day running of the application and database tasks such as housekeeping, administration, maintenance and security. To provide 2nd line out of hours support for application and databases. To manage, support and administer the core application and database systems. Please send in your CV ASAP for a great opportunity !
Location: West Bromwich, West Midlands
Duration: Perm
Salary: £37k + Bonus + Pension + Good Benefits
Contact:Steve Spevack
Telephone:01442 291 800

New Requirement! – Information Security Specialist, ISO27001 – Hampshire, Contract

Information Security Specialist, ISO27001. The purpose of this role is to ensure the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of information, data and services, and to identify, assess and control Information Security risks.

Information Security Specialist – Experience:
• ISO 27001 development and implementation experience
• HMG SPF (Inc. RMADS) development and implementation experience (Inc. Business Impact Levels)
• Exceptional working knowledge of security infrastructure
• Experience of enforcing legislation such as Data Protection and Misuse Act
• Practical experience of all aspects of Information Security
• Organisation of information security;
• Asset management;
• Risk Management;
• Human resources security;
• Physical and environmental security;
• Communications and operations management;
• Information systems acquisition, development and maintenance;
• Information security incident management;
• Business continuity management;
• Good knowledge of Acuity Stream software
• Understanding of enterprise technologies such as VPNs, Proxy, Anti-Malware, IDS/IPS, Firewalls
• Understanding of the Management of Risk (M_o_R) methodology or other similar risk management methodology
• Any information security related certification
• Degree or equivalent experience
• ITIL Foundation V3
• ISO 27001 Auditor
• Management of Risk (M_o_R) Certification

Information Security Specialist – Responsibilities
• Develop and undertake security risk workshops/meetings
• Complete ISO27001 and HMG SPF, Home Office (Hadrian)
• Provide specialised advice to other areas of information assurance and security risk management, including ISO27001, PCI-DSS, JSP440, HMG SPF and Data Protection
• Maintain and enforce Information Security Management System, and information security policies, compliance with HMG SPF and carry out regular policy reviews and updates as necessary
• Develop, maintain and ensure sound liaison with government (eg CPNI, GCHQ, Cabinet Office & Home Office DSU), law enforcement and regulatory officials (eg Ofcom)
• Produce any relevant periodic reporting as directed
• Play a major role in the Information Security team

This role is commutable from Southampton, Basingstoke, Salisbury etc. Please send your CV ASAP and I will get back to you!
Location: Winchester, Hampshire
Start: ASAP
Duration: 7 Months
Salary: £450pd
Contact:Steve Spevack
Telephone:01442 291 800

New Requirement! – Test Analyst – Hampshire, Contract

Test Analyst. You must have experience:
• Experience of creating test plans (using the IEEE 829 template)
• Experience of using Test Management tools and test development techniques at a Test Analyst level, including:
o Creation of test collateral using existing templates
o Defect logging and tracking
o Communication of issues in a timely manner
o Troubleshooting with all departments to gain quality information
o Agreeing priorities with customers
o Escalating to resolver teams as required
• Experience of working with Waterfall (V-model), agile and hybrid project development methodologies is required
• Experience of using a risk based approach for testing
• Experience of system testing, integration testing, operational acceptance testing, user acceptance testing of both non-functional and functional requirements is desirable
• Excellent written and verbal communication is essential
• Experience of creating automated tests using selenium and selenium web-driver
• Experience of SOA, SOAPUI
• Web applications testing
• Ability to work as part of a team and individually is essential
• Experience of Remedy, Peoplesoft, Oracle OTL
• ISTQB foundation in software testing is essential
• Experience of testing field applications software, soa, oracle ERP, oracle sql, remedy and bespoke applications
• Experience of Jira for defect management, requirements management and test management tools.

This role is also responsible for ensuring that post-implementation, there are as few significant and total defects as possible identified within the solution, managing the reporting, recording and progression of any defects found.
• Review requirements to ensure that these are testable and fit for purpose
• Create test plans, test acceptance criteria and test cases to ensure these meet the required standards and exercise the software, hardware or both to the agreed levels in accordance with the project test strategy
• Create and maintain test data to support test cases; this should be accurate, useful and stored under configuration and version control
• Facilitate user acceptance testing by mentoring the end users to produce the user acceptance criteria, test cases and ensure these are documented, performed and evidenced in line with the test process
• Identify product risks, issues, assumptions and dependencies, and where appropriate, document the necessary mitigation. Escalating where required.
• Perform testing as necessary (at the relevant phase / level required and defined in the test plan)
• Record the test results in the test management tool
• Raise, control and manage defects using the defect management tool
• Become a point of systems expertise for the users and development teams
• Provide testing expertise to all relevant teams on the project
• Perform test assurance activities on the third party supplier and document the results of these activities
• Develop functional and non-functional test suites to provide regression and BAU packs.

This role is commutable from Southampton, Basingstoke, Salisbury etc. Please send your CV ASAP and I will get back to you!
Location: Winchester, Hampshire
Start: ASAP
Duration: 3-4 Months
Salary: £370pd
Contact:Steve Spevack
Telephone:01442 291 800

New Requirement! – Software Tester/ Web Software Tester, Selenium WebDriver – Surrey, Perm

Skills: Software Tester/ Web Software Tester, Selenium WebDriver. My client based in Woking, Surrey are looking for a Software Tester/ Web Software Tester, manual and automated testing. You must have around 3 years software/web testing experience, experience with Selenium WebDriver, structured software testing including functional and non-functional testing and test automation and test frameworks is essential, complete software development and test lifecycle with experience of developing tests for unit, integration and system test, software test script design and capable of designing automated test, experience of test driven development, automated GUI testing tools, ISEB or ISTQB are desirable, with strong communication skills both written and verbal. Role involves working with PM, BA’s and developers to produce high-level plans at the design stage, produce detailed test plans, test scripts, test cases and test exit reports, organize and manage system tests, use automated software for quality and performance testing, maintain software defect and enhancement tracking systems, follow testing best practice standards, play a key role in delivering quality software on time and budget. Working hours are 08.00 to 17.30 Monday to Friday. This role is commutable from Guildford, Woking, Crawley, Epsom, Reigate and some parts of South London, Croydon, Sutton. Please send in your CV ASAP for more information and a full job spec.
Location: Woking, Surrey
Duration: Perm
Salary: £30k-£35k + Benefits
Contact:Steve Spevack
Telephone:01442 291 800

New Requirement! – Oracle SOA Developer – Hampshire, Contract

Skills: Oracle SOA Developer. Based in Winchester my client is looking for a Oracle SOA Developer.

You must have the following:
• Proven 5+ years track record of Oracle SOA Suite development (at least 2+ year experience with Oracle SOA Suite 10g);
• Proven 3+ years track record of Oracle Service Bus development;
• Proven 3+ years track record of Oracle Enterprise Repository and Oracle Service Registry;
• Proven 2+ years track record of Oracle Application Integration Architecture;
• Experience with JBoss Fuse Middleware highly desirable;

Role involves:
• Produce Technical Designs to meet specified requirements
• Modify existing services and develop new services in line with the approved Technical design and development standards
• Produce documentation
• Assist in the testing of services
• Deploy services to various environments including production whilst complying with the change control process
• Transition knowledge into the Operations teams
• Comply with and follow corporate policies and procedures as appropriate

This role is commutable from Southampton, Basingstoke, Salisbury etc. Please send your CV ASAP and I will get back to you!
Location: Winchester, Hampshire
Start: ASAP
Duration: 5-6 Months
Salary: £400pd
Contact:Steve Spevack
Telephone:01442 291 800

New Requirement! – Business Analyst, Systems Business Analyst – Glasgow, Perm

Skills: Business Analyst, Systems Business Analyst, Retail experience is preferable. My client based just East of Glasgow, Scotland are looking for a Business Analyst, Systems Business Analyst (Retail experience is preferable). Role is to analyse the business requirement for development and change within the current Retail, E Commerce and future multi channel areas. Provide on-going system support, user support and training as appropriate to operational and development staff. The key objective is to develop and implement business focused solutions which add value and adhere to current standards.
Key Responsibilities:
– Ensure that System Development in the Retail, E Commerce and future Multi Channel Retailing Systems and other operational support systems are business focused
– Initiate project analysis workshops that utilise best practice techniques to encourage contributors to ‘think out of the box’ and define systems and processes that will enable the business to progress in line with strategy
– Provide a forum where existing processes and information usage is progressively reviewed according to an agreed prioritisation in line with the point above
-Take part in Project Management activities ensuring that all system and process changes are implemented with least disruption to the business
– Ensure systems are designed and users are trained so as to ensure as far as possible that all operational tasks and reporting can be automated or quickly and easily extracted by the user without the on-going intervention o the IT department
Key Tasks
– In conjunction with the IT Director and IT Manager produce proposals that satisfy current and on-going business requirements
– Analyse new operational and informational requirements of the business interacting where necessary with all appropriate users, to define and specify forward thinking solutions that will add value to the business
– Review current operational processes and information requirements to ensure optimum use is being made of existing system facilities
– Analyse, develop and implement best practice solutions whilst ensuring all change control measures and procedures comply with the Information Security Policy
– Manage a training and support programme for development and operational staff
Key Skills
– Ability to learn and understand the functional requirements and workings of current and future operational support systems
– Ability to understand, define and document business requirements in a clear manner that is relevant to current or proposed solutions
– Good personal and communication skills and the ability to be a team player capable of highlighting issues and potential impacts to the business
– Inquisitive and progressive mind set leading to the generation of new and different ideas that add value to the Company
– Ability to deal with crisis situations logically and calmly and see them through to a solution
Please send in your CV ASAP for interviews next Monday!
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Start:ASAP- interviews next Monday!
Duration: Perm
Salary: £30k-33k + Car + Bonus + Good Benefits
Contact:Steve Spevack
Telephone:01442 291 800

New Requirement! – Infrastructure Design & Infrastructure Architect – Hampshire, Contract

Skills: Infrastructure Design & Infrastructure Architect. You must have:
• Technical credibility built up through at least 3 to 5 years of hands-on experience of delivering IT solutions
• Excellent knowledge of IT infrastructure, including, in particular:
• Storage Area Networks
• Local Area Networks (wired and wireless)
• Wide Area Networks
• Server Infrastructure
• Virtualisation (Host, Server and Desktop)
• End-user technologies
• Mobile technologies
• Public and Private Clouds
• Windows Server and Unix\Linux Operating Systems
• HA and DR technologies
• SQL Databases such as Oracle and MS SQL
• Authentication and Security Methods
• Backup technologies
• Good understanding IT Infrastructure related licensing models
• Ability to manage a large and varied workload, to prioritise and multi task
• Exceptional understanding of IT infrastructure related industry initiatives
• Ability to perform detailed and complex analysis, consulting and providing detailed solutions and recommendations
• Ability to understand and design against a detailed and complex technical estate
• Ability to communicate at all levels
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Experience of working within project teams
• Ability to work in a busy, fast moving environment
• Experience of infrastructure architectural frameworks (e.g. TOGAF)
• Willing to undertake travel throughout the UK with the possibility of overnight stays away from home for short periods of time. Must hold a current driving licence
Responsible for:
• Produce detailed high and low level design proposals to ensure that they are delivered on time, meet the approved business requirements, align with IT strategy and represent good value for money for Arqiva balancing requirements, costs and risk
• Contribute all appropriate designs to the infrastructure design library
• Produce initiative mandates and business cases to support the development of IT Infrastructure and business systems
• Develop an exceptional level of understanding of IT infrastructure
• Ensure the successful development and delivery of Infrastructure Strategy, IT strategy, roadmaps and standards
• Proactively review architectural and design standards to ensure the continual improvement of the IT infrastructure
• Deliver initiative mandates and business cases to support the delivery of the Technology Roadmap
• Consult and inform, as necessary, all key stakeholders on the Technology Roadmap to ensure its successful delivery
• Represent business cases and roadmaps at the relevant governance board, such as the Arqiva Management Board or Arqiva Investment Committee
• Provide architectural decisions and input required to assist the successful delivery of change initiatives
• Assisting project managers in creating and maintaining project plans (focused on, but not exclusively around, technical design deliverables) and technical Governance
• Conduct and participate in technical design sessions with the relevant technology specialists (internal and external), and accurately capture and document the output in order to progress the design process
• Actively contribute to Service Operation, Service Transition and Service Design related processes

This role is commutable from Southampton, Basingstoke, Salisbury etc. Please send your CV ASAP and I will get back to you!
Location: Winchester, Hampshire
Start: ASAP
Duration: 3-4 Months
Salary: £400pd-£450pd
Contact:Steve Spevack
Telephone:01442 291 800

New Requirement! – Helpdesk 1st Line IT Support – Herts, Perm

Skills: IT Support, Helpdesk 1st Line IT Support, Windows 2007/XP, MS Office, Desktop. My award winning client based in Hemel Hempstead are looking for an IT Support, Helpdesk 1st Line IT Support person. You must have basic skills in Windows 2007/XP, MS Office, Desktops, with an excellent telephone manner. Role involves IT support, remotely, over the phone & hands. This would suit someone with around a year’s IT experience. Any Active Directory, DNS & Group Policy. This role is commutable from Watford, Luton, St Albans, Aylesbury. Working hour are 40 hours per week on a shift rotation – this role include on-call and some weekend work. Please send your CV ASAP and I will get back to you if suitable.
Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Start: ASAP
Salary: £19k + Good Benefits + Training
Contact:Steve Spevack
Telephone:01442 291 800

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