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August 2016

New Requirement! – C# .Net Developer – Multi-Threaded – High Performance Services or Server Side. Herts, Perm

C# .Net Developer, C# Developer, SQL Server including stored procedures and multi-threaded experience – High Performance Services or Server Side applications at high and low level MS Stack. My award winning client based in Hemel Hempstead are looking for an C# ASP.Net Developer, C# Developer. I am looking for someone with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role looking for the opportunity to build on their previous experience in designing and developing in C# for complex high performance server side platforms through working in a fast paced company, with enthusiasm for software development, creative problem solving and software technologies. You must have experience:

 

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience of designing and developing complex multi-threaded, high performance services and/or service-side applications at both a high and low level on the Microsoft stack and C#/.Net.
  • Should have experience diagnosing and optimising both memory usage and performance across C#/.Net.
  • SQL Server experience including stored procedures.
  • Experience of low latency communications protocols and specifically low latency message queues (e.g. ZeroMQ/Tibco EMS)
  • Must be familiar with GIT source control
  • Must be familiar with unit testing, specifically NUnit
  • Strong knowledge of C++ would be beneficial if not essential.
  • Analysis and high/low level design capabilities using Objects Orientated techniques.
  • Enthusiasm for tackling difficult problems and proven analytical abilities.
  • Strong awareness of timelines and task priority.
  • Communication skills are required, with the ability to understand and communicate issues succinctly and without ambiguity using appropriate technical vocabulary.

 

Keywords: C# ASP.NET, multi-threaded, SQL Server, GIT, High Performance Services or Server Side applications, high and low level MS Stack. Working hour are 40 hours per week. This role is commutable from Watford, Luton, St Albans, Aylesbury, Milton Keynes & parts of North London. Please send your CV ASAP for more information.

Location: Hemel Hempstead, Herts

Start: ASAP

Duration:

Salary: £60k + Bonus + Good Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: steve.spevack@latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – Group IT Manager – Northamptonshire, Contract

Group IT Manager. Based in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire my client has a new requirement for an Group IT Manager (manufacturing background preferable) for an initial 6 months contract with a focus on 3rd party contracts, relationship management and future IT strategy.

 

Must have:

  • Minimum of 5 years IT Management experience / preferably manufacturing background
  • Experience of delivering bespoke software solutions and ERP system upgrades
  • Knowledge of; Hyper-V Virtualization, Citrix/Terminal Services, Network Security and Mobile Devices
  • Experience working with 3rd party software providers
  • Excellent Stakeholder Management skills

 

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide management and leadership to the Group Functions IT team.
  • Personally play a key role in helping review, design and decide the future IT strategy.
  • Drive the development performance of 3rd party software contracts
  • Plan and deliver all projects and programmes to agreed budgets, and timetables ensuring delivery of benefits.
  • Manage people, budgets and suppliers both direct and indirect, internal and external.
  • Management of delivery of new ERP and CRM systems.
  • Manage the UK IT Team and Global IT Solution teams

Location: Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Start: ASAP – Urgent

Duration: 6 Months

Salary: £350pd

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – 3rd Line Support Infrastructure Engineer – London, Perm

Skills: 3rd Line Support Infrastructure Engineer, VMware, Windows Server, Powershell, SCCM, HP environment, Helpdesk experience. Based in London (nearest tube – Marble Arch or Bond Street) my client are recruiting for a good hands on all-rounder 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer who is prepared to get hands dirty at all areas of IT.

 

Must have technical skills in:

  • Working in a Small environment (10 and below team in IT)
  • In depth knowledge of server virtualisation using VMware and shared storage.
  • Powershell – Script Writing
  • Building and maintaining Windows Servers and Desktops including security and patch maintenance.
  • HP environment experience
  • Helpdesk experience

 

Any skills in the following are a bonus:

  • Veem / Symantec Net backup experience
  • Client image deployment                                                         .
  • ITIL experience

 

Role is to manage and maintain the infrastructure to provide a cost effective and efficient service to users of IT services. This includes; provide and maintain a secure network system, provide and maintain a system of servers, provide input to projects to ensure the infrastructure has sufficient capacity, ensure all systems, configurations and installations are documented etc. Keywords: 3rd Line Support Infrastructure Engineer, VMware, Windows Server, Powershell Script Writing, SCCM, HP environment, Helpdesk experience. For further information and a full job spec please send in your CV.

Location: London

Start:ASAP

Duration: Perm

Salary: £45k-£50k + Bonus + Good Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – Project Manager – Legal PMS Replacement Project – West Midlands, Contract

Skills: Project Manager – Legal PMS Replacement Project. My client based in Birmingham, West Midlands are looking for an Project Manager for an 24 months contract paying £350pd.  You must have Proven experience of project managing a legal PMS replacement project – please do not send in your CV if you haven’t got this experience.

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: Birmingham, West Midlands

Start: ASAP

Duration: 24 months

Salary: £350pd

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: steve.spevack@latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – Project Manager – Wireless Device Delivery- Hampshire, Contract

Project Manager – Wireless Device Delivery. Key experience should include:

  • 5-10 years experience of Project Management of wireless device delivery.
  • Management of wireless device developers
  • Close engagement with customer stakeholders
  • Business analytical skills to ensure requirements are fully captured and understood

 

The Project Manager is responsible for the delivery of the DBCH and will:

 

  • Manage multiple suppliers to ensure the DBCH Hardware is complete by August 2017 Manage suppliers to ensure the complete DBCH solution is ready for service in Q1 2018, including firmware development, introduction into manufacture, updates to Order Management System, updates to logistics solution,
  • Manage the assurance process to ensure that functionality meets the contracted requirements
  • Work with the Test Team and DCC to complete all of the PIT, SIT, UIT, OAT & BAT  Testing needed for go-live
  • Ensure that the solution passes the necessary security assessments
  • Ensure that the product passes the necessary CE, security and protocol certifications, and is placed on the Certified Products List.
  • Work with the Smart M2M team to ensure all aspects of the introduction of DBCH have been assessed and implemented, including transition into Service Management, updates to OSS/BSS, Security evaluation, and update to Finance operations.
  • Ensure that preparation and updates of all necessary Communications Hub Support Materials documentation, training materials, and delivery of updated Train the Trainer sessions has been completed
  • Clarify the requirements for change identified through the change request process and deliver complete impact assessment to DCC

 

 

Location: Winchester, Hampshire

Start: ASAP

Duration: 6 Months

Salary: £450pd

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – Java Developer – JBoss Fuse – SC Cleared – Hampshire, Contract

Java Developer, JBoss Fuse, Spring framework, Hibernate. You must be SC cleared for this role, please do not send in your CV if you are not currently SC cleared.

Essential:

  • Spring framework (ideally versions 3 and 4 with Spring Boot, Security, Data, Batch, MVC modules) – minimum 2 years commercial experience
  • JBoss Fuse (or at least Apache Camel, Apache Karaf, Apache ActiveMQ) – minimum 2 years commercial experience
  • Continuous Integration and automated builds and testing (ideally with Bamboo, JUnit, JMeter, Artifactory, Subversion & Gradle) – minimum 2 years commercial experience
  • Hibernate – minimum 1 year commercial experience

Role is to:

  • – develop and support applications to meet the needs of the Business
  • – support projects being delivered by third parties by providing governance and completing operational acceptance activites including deployments, design and code reviews, knowledge transfer, operational acceptance testing etc.
  • – provide ongoing operational and development support to ensure that the service delivered is in-line with SLAs – including troubleshooting, maintenance and upgrades

 

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: 6 Months

Salary: £470pd

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – Pre-Sales Technical Consultant – Server, Storage and Networks – Hampshire, Perm

Skills Pre-Sales Technical Consultant – Server, Storage and Networks. My client based in Basingstoke, Hampshire are looking for an Pre-Sales Technical Consultant. You shall be responsible for managing the development of Customer requirements into technical solutions, documenting the solution and submission into the customer against demanding timescales. This role will provide technical bid leadership to the IT Technical Operations Team consisting of technicians and engineers across several UK locations. The role provides the team with three primary components:

 

Pre-sales strategy: The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the strategic development and tactical delivery of the IT strategy to support the growth of the company aligned to the strategic business plan. The candidate will take a proactive approach to all aspects of the support for the Group’s infrastructure by ensuring IT Business and Technical Strategies are delivered within Industry best practices guidelines and that a proactive and technically effective strategy is demonstrated against Customer defined Service Level Agreements and that KPI’s are consistently achieved.

 

Technology Selection: be responsible for Technology selection and management for both internal and external customers, horizon scanning and developing the Server and Storage as a Service portfolio offerings relevant to the market place. To do so they will need to be a market expert in their subject, understanding the technology development and growth across all industry sectors.

 

Solution Pre-sales and Delivery: They shall manage technology use, development, deployment and implementation, working with the Technical team and Service Delivery Manager to ensure that sustainable and relevant technical solutions are available against requirements. You must be a highly motivated and goal orientated team player, with the capability to manage complex multi-faceted projects and tasks whilst controlling cost and schedule adherence, accounting for expended man-hours and progress against task reporting on a daily and weekly basis. You will deliver a degree of technical mentoring and coaching in the development of the Technical Operations Team across all levels, assisting in the ‘in house’ knowledge and experience growth in the Server and Storage specialisation.

 

Traveling will be required for remote sites.


Essential Skills, Product & Technology experience:

  • In-depth knowledge of Virtualisation & Storage
  • Active Directory/Encryption and Anti-Virus software
  • Firewalls/VPN Technology
  • Extensive knowledge of Network Technologies design and support LAN/WLAN/WAN
  • Understanding of core TCP/IP and OSI networking principles
  • Familiar with virtualisation technologies such as VMWare or Hyper-V
  • Microsoft Server up to 2012 – Installation, Configuration, Deployment, Administration and support.
  • PowerShell scripting
  • SAN architecture and configuration experience with, Dell EqualLogic / Compellent, EMC, NetApp and 3Par
  • Understanding of Microsoft Azure Storage and AWS Storage
  • A proven track record of Network management with minimum 200 users.
  • Experience of designing client solutions and supporting pre-sales activities.
  • A proven track record of working within the ITIL methodologies framework
  • Experience in IT Server and Storage Systems consulting
  • A self-motivated dynamic and results driven team Leader with an IT Degree
  • Energetic, outgoing and personable with outstanding customer skills
  • Excellent Technical Manager/Author/Architect/System solution designer
  • Flexible and adaptable in all environments
  • High standard of dress and deportment
  • Positive attitude to personal development with a willingness to learn new skills
  • Customer focused first and always
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet challenging deadlines
  • Excellent communicator at both Internal and External levels
  • Strong team leadership skills
  • Sensitive to cultural differences across a range of various geographical UK sites

 

 

Please send your CV ASAP and I will get back to you.

Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire

Start:ASAP

Duration: Perm

Salary: £60k + Good Benefits

New Requirement! – Communications and Cryptographic Security Compliance Manager – IISP / Institute of Information Security Professionals – Avon, Contract

Skills: Communications and Cryptographic Security Compliance Manager – IISP/ Institute of Information Security Professionals. My client based Bristol, Avon are looking for an Security Communications and Cryptographic Compliance Manager for 2 to 3 days a week/up to 21 hours for a 3-6 Months contract. You will currently hold and meet the requirements set out by the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) for:

  • Associate membership; and
  • The ITPC annotation in the HMG environment (ITPC Certificate of Infosec Competency (COMSEC Manager).

 

You will be responsible for oversight of the development and implementation of Communications and Cryptographic policy and procedures within accordance with HMG policy and Standards as specified and issued by CESG, the National Technical Authority for Cryptography. This must be undertaken in conjunction with the DSO, SIRO and those responsible for communication and cryptography services (including Managed Service Providers). You will be responsible for assuring that the organisation of communications and cryptographic security is fit for purpose. The role involves liaison with sponsoring government departments and HMG security authorities and communication authorities on local and National Security policy issues, advising security reviews and investigations on communication and cryptographic issues, as well as being responsible for communication and cryptographic awareness, education and training. In addition to the above, you will be expected to input into the Cyber Security Programme, including on information security strategy, legal and regulatory environment, third party management, risk assessment and management, security architecture, forensic analysis and investigations.

 

Please send in your CV ASAP for more information.

Location: Bristol, Avon

Start:ASAP

Duration: 3-6 Months

Salary: £Neg

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – 1st & 2nd Line Helpdesk Engineer – AD, Exchange, Citrix – Bristol, Contract

Skills: 1st & 2nd Line Helpdesk Engineer – AD, Exchange, Citrix. My client based Bristol, Avon are looking for an 1st & 2nd Line Helpdesk Engineer. You must have experience in providing 1st/2nd Line support in a fast-paced environment and have technical skills in Active Directory, Exchange, Windows Server, Citrix, VoIP, Windows Mobile, MS Office, Windows 8/10.

 

Job Role

  • To present a professional first point of contact and prioritize IT Helpdesk calls for internal customers, ensuring they are dealt with in a pleasant and efficient manner.
  • To log all calls, issue technical advice, escalating if necessary to 3rd line support
  • Present a professional first point for external customers who contact the Extranet inbox.
  • Carry out desk moves and installation of equipment.
  • Responsible for Starters, Leavers, Movers. Set up new user accounts and profiles and deal with password issues.
  • Administer our telephony system including changing settings when requested and setting up new users, movers and leavers.
  • Provision new end user devices to users

 

Please send in your CV ASAP for more information.

Location: Bristol, Avon

Start:ASAP

Duration: 5 Months

Salary: £190pd-£230pd

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@latcom.co.uk

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