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March 2016

New Requirement! – IP Network Design Engineer – SC Clearance – Hampshire, Contract

Skills: IP Network Design Engineer. SC Clearance required or candidate prepared to undergo SC clearance. This is an engineering role within the Networks Engineering team involved with the design & implementation of complex IP networks, Ensuring the infrastructure is designed and planned to defined architectural standards and meets customer requirements. Responsible for the detailed engineering of IP networks, providing technical design and planning of customer serving and internal IP technical infrastructure.

Essential for the role:
*Degree or HND in Broadcast/Electrical/Electronic Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent experience.
*Appropriate technical qualification – Degree or HND/C in Broadcast/Electrical/Electronic Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent experience.
*Experienced in the design, delivery and management of complex telecommunications systems covering radio/wireless voice, data, cellular and Public Safety communications networks.
*In depth knowledge of all phases of System Design Engineering including requirements definition, design assessment, installation and commission, optimisation and in-life support.
*Experienced in supplier and customer management with good customer facing skills
*PC literate (Microsoft Office Suite – in particular Excel)
*Excellent numerical skills
*Commercial awareness and negotiation skills

 

Location: Winchester, Hampshire

Start: ASAP

Duration: 5 Months

Salary: £350pd-£400pd

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

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New Requirement! – ASP.NET Web Developer – Wiltshire, Perm

Skills: ASP.NET Web Developer. My client based in Swindon, Wiltshire, has a new requirement for a ASP.NET Web Developer. You must have around 5 years experience in developing websites in ASP.Net. You will be responsible for leading web development projects across web sites, developing internal microsites and web applications. Any Sharepoint experience would be highly desirable. You can expect to be treated like a real asset ! In return my client offers a superb working culture, 37 hours working week (no crazy late night working hours), with a relaxed environment. Keywords: ASP.Net/C# Web Developer, HTML, SQL, JavaScript, PHP, SQL. Please send in your CV ASAP for more information.This role is commutable from Chippenham, Marlborough & Newbury.

Location: Swindon, Wiltshire

Start:ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £35k-£40k + Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – RPG / AS400 Analyst Programmer – Avon, Perm

Skills: RPG ILE / AS400 Analyst Programmer, RPG ILE / AS400, RPG Programmer, Bath, Somerset. Based just outside Bath, my client has a new requirement for an RPG ILE / AS400 Analyst Programmer. You must 2 years RPG programming including program design and analysis, have technical skills in systems analysis & design, development, testing & supporting AS400 applications, RPG ILE, general MS applications, with excellent commutation skills with an outgoing personality. Any System 21, SQL, JavaScript, web service experience would be advantageous. Role involves development & support of new & existing business systems, requirement gathering, project planning and generating applications to meet the business needs. This role is commutable from Bristol, Trowbridge, Warminster Please send your CV ASAP for more information.

Location: Bath, Somerset, Avon

Start:ASAP

Duration: Perm

Salary: £Neg

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – Network Engineer – IP network Design – Cisco CCIE Certified essential – Hampshire, Contract

Network Engineer – IP network Design, Cisco CCIE Certified essential. You must have:

  • Cisco CCIE Certified essential
  • Experienced in the design, delivery and management of complex telecommunications systems covering radio/wireless voice, data, cellular and Public Safety communications networks.
  • In depth knowledge of all phases of System Design Engineering including requirements definition, design assessment, installation and commission, optimisation and in-life support.
  • Experienced in supplier and customer management with good customer facing skills
  • Commercial awareness and negotiation skills
  • Technical Expert. Maintains and develops a high level of product and technical knowledge in specified areas as necessary to support the design & Implementation role. Acts as the “Knowledge Expert” on specialised areas of systems engineering. Competent at producing technical reports and business justifications.
  • Recognised Design Authority. Develop quality engineered telecoms in building and PMR design solutions in response to both internal and external customer requirements. Competent at assessing the technical & commercial impact of risks and issues associated with any design and agreeing appropriate resolution. Accountable for Design Authority sign off and coordination process with input into the production of cost effective system design solutions, ensuring they are provided on time, can be delivered on budget and to customer’s satisfaction.
  • Technical Support. Competent to analyse a technical problem from root cause through to resolution without any prior knowledge of the subject matter. Provide engineering support in line with the defined Escalation Process. Excellent at producing technical reports, presentations and action plans. Confident to present to customers, peers and team members.
  • Plays key role in defining and reviewing methodology, process and procedures to ensure optimal compliance to policies and guidelines and maximise the effectiveness and minimise errors in the delivery of solutions.
  • Supplier Management. Has a proven ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, customers and relevant regulatory bodies, to obtain the correct solution, with an appreciation of industry trends, developments and implementation of technologies.

 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work with key stakeholders to understand their requirements and ensure that IP infrastructure is designed, planned and capacity managed to meet or exceed these specifically:
  • Ensure that the solutions designed and implemented are continually assessed to determine any improvements that can be made with respect to quality and costs for effective life time asset management
  • Work as a member of the Networks Group to design, build and maintain network infrastructure to support existing and new customers.
  • Support applications to transfer video, audio and data across existing and new networks
  • Cost these bids and provide documentation for these customer proposals
  • Assist in the maintenance and support on the existing and new data networks
  • Provide Architectural support and guidance on existing and future designs on the network
  • Assist and manage in the implementation of new networks.
  • Support the development of accurate telecoms In building/PMR network forecasting and capacity management
  • Support the development and adherence of effective design and planning processes which meet all the requirements of relevant external standards
  • Ensure that all IP network technical infrastructure is maintained within the appropriate architectural or contractual operating conditions including: capacity management, throughput, technical performance, information security, quality and unit cost
  • Design and deliver technical solutions that minimise disruption to existing services or other in flight programmes

 

 

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 Months

Salary: £300pd-£350pd

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – 3rd Line Support Infrastructure Engineer – SQL Projects – Migration – South Yorkshire, Contract

Skills: 3rd Line Support Infrastructure Engineer – SQL Projects – Migration. My client based in Rotherham, South Yorkshire are looking for a 3rd Line Support person for a 2 months contract. You must have work on some MS SQL Projects (migration from SQL 2008 to 2012 clustered environment) with MS Exchange, Windows Server 2003/2008, Advanced Active Directory and VMWare ESXi – desirable. My client is looking for someone who can hit the ground running and happy to turn your hand from anything. This role is commutable from Sheffield, Doncaster and Barnsley. Please send in your CV ASAP for more information.

Location: Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Start:ASAP-URGENT!

Duration: 2 Months

Salary: £22ph-£25ph

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 8006

Email: Steve.Spevack@latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – QA Test Analyst – ISEB or ISTQB – Surrey, Perm

Skills: QA Test Analyst – ISEB or ISTQB with extensive experience of testing complex CRM or similar client-server applications. Working hours are 08.00 to 17.30 Monday to Friday. You must also have ISEB/ISTQB Foundation, be a quick leaner, experience of creating test scripts and working using pre-fined test specifications, developing high level test plans, test scripts, test cases and test exit reports, documentation of systems testing prior to release, play a key role in delivering quality software on time and budget, develop and verify the adequacy of test procedures and test environments, understanding of the complete software development and test lifecycle. 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

Start:ASAP

Duration: Perm

Salary: £35k + Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – Network Engineer – IP network Design – Cisco CCIE Certified essential – Hampshire, Contract

Network Engineer – IP network Design, Cisco CCIE Certified essential. You must have:

  • Cisco CCIE Certified essential
  • Experienced in the design, delivery and management of complex telecommunications systems covering radio/wireless voice, data, cellular and Public Safety communications networks.
  • In depth knowledge of all phases of System Design Engineering including requirements definition, design assessment, installation and commission, optimisation and in-life support.
  • Experienced in supplier and customer management with good customer facing skills
  • Commercial awareness and negotiation skills
  • Technical Expert. Maintains and develops a high level of product and technical knowledge in specified areas as necessary to support the design & Implementation role. Acts as the “Knowledge Expert” on specialised areas of systems engineering. Competent at producing technical reports and business justifications.
  • Recognised Design Authority. Develop quality engineered telecoms in building and PMR design solutions in response to both internal and external customer requirements. Competent at assessing the technical & commercial impact of risks and issues associated with any design and agreeing appropriate resolution. Accountable for Design Authority sign off and coordination process with input into the production of cost effective system design solutions, ensuring they are provided on time, can be delivered on budget and to customer’s satisfaction.
  • Technical Support. Competent to analyse a technical problem from root cause through to resolution without any prior knowledge of the subject matter. Provide engineering support in line with the defined Escalation Process. Excellent at producing technical reports, presentations and action plans. Confident to present to customers, peers and team members.
  • Plays key role in defining and reviewing methodology, process and procedures to ensure optimal compliance to policies and guidelines and maximise the effectiveness and minimise errors in the delivery of solutions.
  • Supplier Management. Has a proven ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, customers and relevant regulatory bodies, to obtain the correct solution, with an appreciation of industry trends, developments and implementation of technologies.

 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work with key stakeholders to understand their requirements and ensure that IP infrastructure is designed, planned and capacity managed to meet or exceed these specifically:
  • Ensure that the solutions designed and implemented are continually assessed to determine any improvements that can be made with respect to quality and costs for effective life time asset management
  • Work as a member of the Networks Group to design, build and maintain network infrastructure to support existing and new customers.
  • Support applications to transfer video, audio and data across existing and new networks
  • Cost these bids and provide documentation for these customer proposals
  • Assist in the maintenance and support on the existing and new data networks
  • Provide Architectural support and guidance on existing and future designs on the network
  • Assist and manage in the implementation of new networks.
  • Support the development of accurate telecoms In building/PMR network forecasting and capacity management
  • Support the development and adherence of effective design and planning processes which meet all the requirements of relevant external standards
  • Ensure that all IP network technical infrastructure is maintained within the appropriate architectural or contractual operating conditions including: capacity management, throughput, technical performance, information security, quality and unit cost
  • Design and deliver technical solutions that minimise disruption to existing services or other in flight programmes

 

 

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 Months

Salary: £300pd-£350pd

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – Transition Analyst – ITIL – Hampshire, Contract

Transition Analyst – ITIL – ITIL v3 Service Transition Lifecycle & ITIL v3 Release Validation and Test Capability. You should have solid experience in Service Transition in a complex environment with an ability to manage multiple streams of work at any one time. Role is to support systems and process testing activities across all projects, ensuring that they are planned, executed and documented sufficiently to demonstrate delivery of customer and service management requirements and meet contractual milestones. To ensure that the M2M service management teams are ready to operate and support ITIL-aligned processes that deliver quality services to customers and align with existing operations. Duties include:

  • Coordinate user acceptance test plans and activities within the key milestones of the overall project plans
  • Provide single point of contact for the BSS and OSS work stream leads for UAT related activities
  • Co-ordinate the production and execution of test scripts, including entering scripts and results in JAMA and booking test resources
  • Produce formal work packages to request work from key test contributors
  • Support the test planning by liaising with systems and process delivery teams and the users and ‘actors’ required to execute the tests (executors), within customer and supplier organisations
  • Ensure test scripts are complete, in the correct location and accessible to all executors
  • Assist with the provision of data (e.g. scripts, assignment groups, categorisation, workflows) for testing
  • Ensure all executors are briefed on their role and have confirmed their availability for each test
  • Ensure that all relevant environments are booked for testing and that executors have appropriate permissions to perform the tests
  • Ensure that any changes to availability of systems or executors are fed back into the plan and appropriate adjustments and communications made
  • Support test execution by ensuring that all executors are in place on time and able to access the tools required
  • Participate in and lead test gateway reviews
  • Deputise for other transition analysts as necessary
  • Assist with the collection and collation of test results and the entry into the Jama requirements tracking system and JIRA defects tracking system
  • Provide reports on test progress, status and outstanding issues and remediation activities
  • Support the remediation stages by coordinating use case and test script updates following process amendments
  • Assure the quality of work provided by 3rd party relating to processes and systems testing
  • Facilitate and participate in process and systems workshops relating to testing

 

You must have:

  • Working knowledge of Test coordination.
  • Working knowledge of Prince2 Project Management.
  • Demonstrable Presentation and Problem solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • MS Excel, Word, and other MS Office applications.

 

 

 

Location: Winchester, Hampshire

Start: ASAP

Duration: 10 Months

Salary: £350pd

New Requirement! – Principal Technical Architect – CCIE – Hampshire, Contract

Skills: Principal Technical Architect – CCIE. Please only send in your CV if you are CCIE certified (Routing and Switching). The Principal Technical Architect provides technical and business expertise, commercial analysis and high-level design activity related to the development of Service Provider IP and optical network architecture. Supports Sales and Product teams, Engineering Delivery and Service Management teams to determine, plan and ensure that network architectures meet customer & business objectives over the total life cycle.
You must have:

  • Cisco Certified Internet Expert (CCIE) (Routing and Switching)
  • Degree qualified or qualification with demonstration of equivalent knowledge, learning and understanding to degree level in an appropriate technical discipline.
  • CEng or IEng as appropriate
  • Minimum of 10 Years’ experience gained with a service provider

Role involves:

 

  • Owner of the high level design standards (target architecture) across the whole of the portfolio (operational and corporate), developed and updated as required Networks investment budget specification supporting the Technical Strategy manager to ensure future enhancements and Network refresh programmes are appropriately accounted for.
  • Capacity management – Forecasting future requirements and developing business cases to support strategic  and BAU capacity increases. To monitor the capacity reports and trend analysis for existing capacity that are produced with the IT&C team utilising this information to support capacity increase business cases and forward planning of investment capital.
  • To develop and communicate the Networks roadmap that links into our company wide product roadmaps Collaborate with the Connectivity, BU, Strategy and Finance teams ensuring that they fully understand and are aligned to this roadmap.
  • To lead the strategic input on Network thinking for new BU and corporate business development initiatives, ensuring engagement of the Connectivity team at the appropriate
  • Participating in bid submission ensuring all proposals are aligned with the products roadmaps, and future Network deployments
  • Leading the introduction of industry best practices, and ensuring adoption of standards across the IT&C teams in collaboration with the Technical Strategy Manager

 

 

Location: Winchester, Hampshire

Start: ASAP

Duration: 3 Months

Salary: £550pd

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