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July 2016

New Requirement! – Test Lead / Test Manager – Hertfordshire, Perm

Test Lead / Test Manager. My award winning client based in Hemel Hempstead are looking for an hands on Test Lead / Test Manager with Agile software development methodology experience, ISEB, test experience on mobile phone and other platforms.

 

You must have:

  • 3-5 years experience working as an Test Manager or Test Lead.
  • Excellent analytical skills including advanced usage of Excel and Jira.
  • ISEB, Selenium, test experience on mobile phone and other platforms.
  • Experience of all aspects of the testing lifecyle including managing both functional and technical testing activities.
  • Experience of mentoring and training less experienced members of staff.
  • Understanding of common software failures and faults.
  • Experience of working in a fast paced development environment and of Agile development.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.

 

Role involves:

  • Manage and lead the testing of all software used to deliver on platforms, mobile apps and websites.
  • Champion improvements in quality throughout the business with a specific emphasis on refining and improving regression testing and the use of automation.
  • Review software releases and schedule appropriate test resources in order to meet the differing timescales and priorities of development projects.
  • Report testing progress as necessary to the Head of Engineering.
  • Create, review and execute manual test plans and scripts where more appropriate than automation.
  • Manage any 3rd parties used for specialist testing activities covering areas such as security, usability, accessibility, performance and localisation
  • Plan the further use of Selenium to automate regression tests.
  • Create, review and execute automated test plans and scripts in line with the agreed test cycles.
  • Supervise the implementation and usage of the automated testing environments.
  • Work alongside your team to perform hands-on testing of trading platforms (Functional /GUI/Regression) to ensure developed software meets expectations and requirements.
  • Work with all other departments to resolve issues that arise during the testing of developed software.
  • Assess the skill levels of team members and work with them to improve as required
  • Continually look to build upon and improve all test processes and checkpoints used on site

 

This role is commutable from Watford, Luton, St Albans, Aylesbury. Working hour are 40 hours per week – 8.30am to 5.30pm. Please send your CV ASAP and I will get back to you if suitable.

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New Requirement! – Project Manager – Legal PMS Replacement Project – 24 Months Fixed Term, London

Project Manager – Legal PMS Replacement Project. My client based in London are looking for an Project Manager for an 24 months Fixed Term contract (You will be on my clients payroll paying £58k pro-rata –please do not send in your CV if you are looking for a daily or hourly rate- this role would suit someone who is available now or at short notice). You must have:

  • Proven experience of project managing a legal PMS replacement project
  • Change management in a professional services organisation
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Prince2 or other project management accreditation
  • Excellent communications skills
    • Able to liaise confidently with partners and lawyers, external suppliers and business services staff across the Firm
    • Able to influence, persuade and inspire others
  • Excellent organising and planning skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Organised and methodical
  • Change orientation
    • Flexible and calm under pressure
    • Ability to work both as part of a team, and independently
    • Positive and enthusiastic about change

Purpose of the role:

  • Project planning and reporting, including resource planning and risk management & mitigation
  • Support selection of the replacement PMS
  • Delivering the firm-wide implementation of the replacement PMS, managing not only technical and operational deliverables but also training and transition / change management
  • Report on project status and problem solve potential delays and risks, escalating where necessary

Please send your CV ASAP for more information.

Location: London

Start: ASAP

Duration: 24 months Fixed Term

Salary: £58k pro rata + Good Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: steve.spevack@latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – Infrastructure Engineer, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Technical Lead – Hampshire, Perm

Skills: Infrastructure Engineer, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Technical Lead, AD, Exchange, Windows Server, VMWare. My client based in Basingstoke, Hampshire are looking for an infrastructure Engineer/Technical lead in which you will be covering everything from 1st to 3rd line support. You will be involved in the support the tactical delivery of the IT strategy of customer sites and support the growth of the company over the coming years. You must have:

 

  • Recent Microsoft MCSE, MCP or MCSA certification
  • Fully conversant with hypervisors (virtual machines / Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) VMWare
  • Experienced in Active Directory excluding Group Policy
  • Ability to create and manage mailboxes (MS Exchange)
  • Understanding of LAN, WAN, WLAN networks
  • Understanding of DHCP, IP Addressing – a good understanding and experience with troubleshooting
  • Fully conversant with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 / 2012 and Windows 7 / 8
  • Experience in basic fault finding pc systems i.e. identification of faulty component (memory, HDD, motherboard etc.)
  • Experience in replacing basic component part in PC’s (i.e. HDD, Memory)
  • Experience working within an Service Desk / support environment

 

You will be expected to provide support to internal (70% of the time) and on occasions travel to client sites (30% of the time). Please send your CV ASAP and I will get back to you.

Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire

Start:ASAP

Duration: Perm

Salary: £45k-£50k + Good Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – Junior C#.Net Developer / Graduate Developer – Northamptonshire, Perm

Skills: Junior C#.Net Developer / Graduate Developer, Corby, Northamptonshire. Based in Corby, my client has a new requirement for an Graduate Developer / Junior C#.Net Developer. You must have some experience of C#.Net, MVC, HTML, CSS as part of your degree or 1 year minimum experience, with good communication skills. Role involves development of reliable, efficient and user friendly software and products including user documentation, to industry standard procedure and methods. Keywords: Graduate, Junior Develop, C#, .Net. Please send your CV ASAP for more information.

Location: Corby, Northamptonshire

Start:ASAP

Duration: Perm

Salary: £22k-£25k + Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – Information Security Designer – SC Cleared- Winchester, Contract

Information Security Designer- SC Cleared – Security Cleared. I am looking for a person to work with business units ensuring the design is compliant to ISO 27001:2013 ISMS. The role will be both a consultancy one assisting other teams in their designs and completing your own designs through our Design Authority process.

 

Must have:

  • Security Cleared
  • Min 6 yrs Information Security experience
  • Min 3 yrs Security Design experience
  • Any information security related certification CISSP,CCSP, CISM,
  • Good Cisco and Checkpoint knowledge CCNP, CCDP,

 

Role involves:

  • Ensure that information and systems are available and usable when required and the systems that provide it can appropriately resist attacks and recover from or prevent failures (availability)
  • Ensure that information and systems are observed by or disclosed to only those who have a right to know (confidentiality)
  • Ensure that information and systems are complete, accurate and protected against unauthorised modification (integrity)
  • Ensure that business transactions, as well as information exchanges between enterprises, or with partners, can be trusted (authenticity and non-repudiation)
  • Develop, maintain, communicate and enforce the Information Security Policy and supporting security governance
  • Ensure that the Information Security function actively contributes to the IT and business technical Design Authority functions
  • Ensure corporate and Non-corporate services, processes and systems comply with enterprise policies, customer / partner, government (HMG) and legal requirements.
  • Implement security controls that support the Information Security Management System and manage risks associated with access to services, information and systems
  • Work closely with business and technical teams to log security risks against business impact, identify appropriate responses, or cost justifiable countermeasures to prevent security risks from occurring
  • Establish strong working relationship with other business teams and Process Owners to maintain a high level of product and strategic business knowledge
  • Complete ISO27001 and HMG SPF, Home Office (Hadrian)  security non-compliance monitoring and auditing as required

 

 

Location: Winchester, Hampshire

Start: ASAP

Duration: 4 Months

Salary: £500pd

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – Development Team Lead/ Lead Developer – Northamptonshire, Perm

Skills: Development Team Lead/ Lead Developer, C# ASP.Net, MVC & SQL. My client based in Corby, Northamptonshire has a new requirement for an hands on Development Team Lead/ Lead Developer. You can expect to be treated like a real asset ! In return my client offers a superb working culture, 35 hours working week (no crazy late night working hours), with a relaxed environment. You must have experience in a development team lead with full development lifecycle role using the following technologies: C#, MS Visual Studio, MVC, OOD and SQL databases. Any Bootstrap, JQuery, JavaScript experience would be highly desirable. Role manage a small development team in the delivery and support IT developments, end to end application scoping, planning, development, implementation and post-implementation maintenance and support, Produce regular progress and action reports to inform internal stakeholders / business project managers of progress. Keywords: Development Team Lead, Lead Developer, C# ASP.Net, MVC & SQL. Please send in your CV ASAP for more information. This role is commutable from Kettering and Mark Harborough.

Location: Corby, Northamptonshire

Start:ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £35k + Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – C# ASP.Net Developer, MVC & SQL – Northamptonshire, Perm

Skills: C# ASP.Net Developer, MVC & SQL. My client based in Corby, Northamptonshire has a new requirement for a C# ASP.Net Developer. You can expect to be treated like a real asset ! In return my client offers a superb working culture, 35 hours working week (no crazy late night working hours), with a relaxed environment. You must have experience in a development role using the following technologies: C#, MS Visual Studio, MVC, OOD and SQL databases. Any Bootstrap, JQuery, JavaScript experience would be highly desirable. Role involves the end to end application scoping, planning, development, implementation and post-implementation maintenance and support. Keywords: C# ASP.Net Developer, MVC & SQL . Please send in your CV ASAP for more information.This role is commutable from Kettering and Mark Harborough.

Location: Corby, Northamptonshire

Start:ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £26k + Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – Linux Specialist / Dev Ops – RHEL, Windows – SC cleared- Hampshire, Contract

Skills: Linux Specialist / Dev Ops – RHEL 5.1x and 6.5 (install and troubleshooting, Windows – SC cleared. You must be Security Cleared to SC level, please do not send in your CV if you are not. The purpose of this role the technical development, delivery and operational support of Remote Network Interface (RNI) using Linux packages.

 

Essential Skills:

  • Senior level System Administrator (RHEL, Windows;
  • VMware 5.5 conversant – Understand and familiar using the vCentre Client, Understanding of use & Purpose of Snapshots/Clones etc.
  • Scripting Guru (BASH, Perl, Powershell, PostgreSQL
  • Borderline Developer (Java, Spring)
  • Automation Tool Experience (Chef, Puppet, Satellite etc)
  • Cloud experience (this would equate to the vBlock for us)
  • People Skills (interpersonal; communications; relationships)
  • Customer Service orientation

 

Role involves:

  • Technical development and testing of the RNI
  • Delivery of the RNI against programme deadlines
  • Incident Management and resolution of Production support issues
  • Carry out analysis and design of customer requirements.
  • Manage the deployment of fixes and changes into the Production environment.
  • Complete the necessary technical and implementation documentation.
  • Work closely with project managers, technical leads, the architecture team and SME’s to ensure technical solutions are delivered consistently and adhere to standards.
  • Train and mentor more junior or less experienced members of the team.

 

 

Location: Winchester, Hampshire

Start: ASAP

Duration: 6 Months

Salary: £500pd

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – IT Manager – North London / Cheshunt, Perm

Skills: IT Manager. My client based in North London / Cheshunt has a brand new role for an hands on IT Manager. You will be required to apply for Security Clearance to SC level after joining, if you do not already have such clearance. You must have experience in proving IT service for users across sites and in multiple countries via remote connections with the following below:

 

  • Strong Windows Server, Active Directory, and Exchange skills
  • Excellent Networking skills (DNS,DHCP,TCP/IP, Firewalls, switch management)
  • Working knowledge of Cloud computing environments
  • Working knowledge of voice platforms (e.g. VOIP, PBX, Skype for Business,)
  • ERP knowledge, including Database skills, e.g. Oracle, SQL server, MySQL desirable
  • Development methodology, frameworks and languages familiarity – e.g. Java, .NET, J2EE, Apache, IIS, Webservices advantageous
  • Familiarity of current IT security best practices
  • Strong negotiator focused on deriving best value from suppliers
  • Project and Change Management experience
  • Energetic and goal oriented.
  • An effective delegator, but will have a detailed understanding of progress and any issues.
  • Able to present a confident professional presence to customers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, Able to translate technical jargon into more general terms, depending on the audience.

 

Role involves:

 

  • Take day to day ownership and responsibility for all IT services, including but not limited to the Server Infrastructure, Wide Area Networks, Local Area Networks, Voice (fixed and mobile) and internal IT service desk function for all sites worldwide.
  • Manage all aspects involved in the successful provision of IT services, including personnel, suppliers, and 3rd party service providers.
  • Complete the carve out of the IT services to include, but not limited to, Active Directory and Email migration and the deployment of new server infrastructure, networks and voice services as required by the business.
  • Establish metrics and KPI reporting so that the performance of the IT services can be reported to senior management on an ongoing basis.
  • Participate in projects that require input from IT either for a specific requirement or general technical guidance
  • Plan, budget and manage the IT expenditure for the company
  • Establish effective processes and standards for the user community to follow to ensure that company standards and security policies are adhered to.
  • Continuously keep up to date with advancements in Information Technology to ensure deriving the best value from its IT services and is utilising the right technologies to ensure it delivers an exemplary service to its end customers.
  • Recommend Technology changes to the business that can assist in revenue growth, cost avoidance or improved customer satisfaction.
  • Occasional travel to other sites worldwide will be required
  • Control of facilities and other equipment, e.g. Audio Visual, through the management of 3rd party suppliers and partners.
  • Management of the transitional and ongoing IT relationships.
  • Continuously improve the efficiency of the IT processes.

 

Location: North London / Cheshunt

Salary: £60k + Good Benefits

Start: ASAP

Duration: Perm

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

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