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October 2016

New Requirement! – Director of MIS – Essex, Perm

Skills: Director of MIS / Head of MIS. My client based in Essex has a new requirement for experienced Director of MIS / Head of MIS to lead the MIS Department and define the MIS strategy. Ideally you must come from the public sector or FE or HE. You will have significant involvement in the planning process to ensure that the company has the resources and systems to deliver the agreed plans. Part of your responsibility as the Director of MIS will include advising and guiding managers and staff on funding methodologies and opportunities to support the development. This will include the development and review of key policies and procedures written in line with funding. You will be part of an innovative organisation, constantly striving to push the boundaries of how information and technology can support better. Please send in your CV ASAP for a great opportunity !

Location: Essex

Start:ASAP

Duration: Perm

Salary:£60k + Good Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@latcom.co.uk

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New Requirement! – Development Manager- RPG, OS400 – Avon, Perm

Skills: Development Manager – RPG, OS400. Based just outside Bath, my client has a new requirement for an Development Manager. This is a challenging and varied role with opportunities to learn all areas of manufacturing and distribution whilst being a part of a supportive, committed and talented development team. You  will work closely to provide support UK, Europe and Middle East in a busy department, covering a wide range of software applications across all business areas. As the Development Manager you will lead projects through the full development lifecycle, analyse requirements and design solutions. You will communicate with managers and directors, providing visibility at all times. You will also ensure the development team have clear goals and support they need to achieve results and deliver IT projects within budget and timescales. You must have the following experience:

  • RPG programming
  • Excellent understanding of analysis and design methodologies
  • Good understanding of OS400
  • Experience of web service
  • Knowledge of SQL, HTML, XML
  • Understanding and ability to design databases
  • Effective communicator
  • Good organisational and planning skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Reliable, accurate and flexible

 

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: £45k + Bonus + Pension + Good Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – VMWare Infrastructure Specialist, Security Cleared VMWare (VMware VCP qualified) & SAN – EMC VMAX – Contract, Hampshire

VMWare Infrastructure Specialist – Security Cleared, VMWare ESX (VMware VCP qualified) & SAN, EMC VMAX, strong VMware ESX and SAN administrator who manages a virtual platforms daily and has implemented projects would be ideal. Must have very strong VMware skills, VMware VCP qualified with SAN experience and EMC VMAX.

The role is to provide exceptional infrastructure Knowledge and support skills to be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all VMware Technologies (VMware vSphere, Horizon View, SRM)

  • Provide exceptional infrastructure Knowledge and support skills to be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all VMware Technologies (VMware vSphere, Horizon View, SRM, VROPS
  • Provide exceptional working knowledge EMC Technologies SAN (VNX, VMAX) Infrastructure and be one of the SME within the team.
  • Provide excellent knowledge of converged Infrastructure technology (vBlock) to help support  Infrastructure
  • Provide excellent knowledge of EMC Networker Backup Technologies
  • Provide excellent knowledge of VMware vROPS
  • Provide operational support and maintenance and 3rd line escalation for within  core IT infrastructure, this includes:
  • Data-centre and IT facilities
  • Storage infrastructure (EMC)
  • Backup infrastructure (TSM)
  • Data Centre Comms Engineering
  • Virtualisation infrastructure (VMWARE)

 

Essential

  • Exceptional working knowledge of VMware vSphere, Horizon View, SRM
  • Exceptional working knowledge EMC SAN (VNX, VMAX) Infrastructure
  • Excellent working knowledge of storage technologies (SAN/NAS)
  • Excellent working knowledge of Converged Infrastructure (vBlocks)
  • Exceptional working knowledge of general IT Infrastructure, this includes:
  • Data-centre and IT facilities
  • vBlocks
  • Storage infrastructure (EMC)
  • Backup infrastructure (EMC)
  • Network infrastructure
  • Virtualisation infrastructure (VMware)
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft client & Redhat and server products

 

Location: Winchester, Hampshire

Start: ASAP

Duration: 3 Months

Salary: £450pd

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – Test Analyst Automation – SpecFlow, Selenium, C# & BDD -Surrey, Perm

Skills: Test Analyst Automation – SpecFlow, Selenium, C# & BDD. My client based in Woking, Surrey are looking for a Automation Test Analyst. Working hours are 08.00 to 17.30 Monday to Friday. The successful candidate will develop the BDD automation framework for a standalone .net application from the ground up. As the Automation Test Analyst you will be working both autonomously and within a strong team environment, liaising with offshore teams and project teams based within the organisation. Must have:

 

  • Strong automation background, and the ability to develop automation frameworks from scratch.
  • Hands-on automation experience using SpecFlow, Selenium Webdriver / Grid, C# & Visual Studio.
  • Designing and executing functional, regression test cases and Exploratory testing.
  • Ability to produce clear and concise test documentation (e.g. test plan; test script; test report; defect log).
  • Solid experience of working in an Agile & Scrum environment following TDD/BDD principles.
  • Experience with Jira, Confluence & other tools.
  • Understanding of non-functional testing – Performance & Load testing of .NET standalone applications.
  • Good communication skills.

 

Desirable Skills

 

  • Working knowledge of Continuous Integration.
  • ISTQB/ISEB qualified or equivalent industry level experience.
  • Exposure to back office testing.
  • Exposure to mobile testing

 

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: £50k + Good Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – Solutions Support Team Leader – Hampshire, Perm

Skills Solutions Support Team Leader – designing complex integrated technology solutions. My client based in Basingstoke, Hampshire are looking for an Solutions Support Team Leader. You must have:

 

  • Significant experience of managing design and technical support teams.
  • Significant experience in designing complex integrated technology solutions.
  • Broad knowledge of IT and communications services and technologies.
  • Experience of developing technology and service plans. Including the production of white papers and business cases.
  • Experience of implementing ITIL v3 based process frameworks.
  • Experience of implementing and developing support systems and tools: Monitoring, Management, Automation.

 

Good technical knowledge of the following:

  • End user device support and configuration: PC, Printer, Mobile.
  • Microsoft Operating Systems
  • Active Directory and Domain management
  • Security Technologies: Access control, Threat Management, AV, Content Filtering, IPS, DDOS.
  • Network Technologies: LAN/WLAN/WAN.
  • Server Technologies: Microsoft Server, Virtualisation.
  • Storage Technologies: SAN architecture, Backup.
  • UC Technologies: IP voice, Collaboration

 

You will be responsible to supervise a team of Solution Specialists responsible for the complex: design, deployment, and support of IT and communications solutions for external and internal customers. Covering: customer solutions, shared infrastructure and internal IT infrastructure and services.

 

Role involves:

  • Ensure that overall performance of the team meets: customer service level requirements, operational performance targets, financial objectives, and compliance criteria.
  • Establish a Training and development framework that will ensure the team has the necessary: technical, process, customer and business competencies, as well as clear career development paths.
  • Establish relationships with key internal stakeholders, including the management of regular: performance and planning reviews.
  • Establish a Solutions Support Plan that continually develops the team and systems in line with business needs and industry best practice.
  • Establish and develop an ITIL v3 based process framework covering internal functions and interfaces to other business functions.
  • Supervise a team of Solutions Specialist responsible for providing:
    • Pre-sales support.
    • Design, build, test and deployment of shared infrastructure and complex services and solutions.
    • Teir-3 technical support for: Internal IT, Shared Infrastructure and customer solutions.
  • Provide functional support (as above) where required.
  • Work with internal teams, partners and 3rd parties to develop and manage new services and technologies.
  • Establish and manage a service catalogue for technical solutions and services.
  • Provide the co-ordination point for managing the technical input for new bids, using internal, partner and 3rd party capabilities.
  • Support Customer Services and Operational teams to develop, implement and enhance best practice technical support policies and processes.

 

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

Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire

Start:ASAP

Duration: Perm

Salary: £60k + Bonus + Good Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

 

New Requirement! – Solutions Specialist – Networking or Storage – Hampshire, Perm

Skills Solutions Specialist – Networking or Storage – designing complex integrated technology solutions. My client based in Basingstoke, Hampshire are looking for an Solutions Specialist to specialise in Networking or Storage. You must have:

 

  • Significant experience of providing Tier-3 support covering complex: Incident, Problem and Change Management.
  • Significant experience in designing complex integrated technology solutions.
  • Broad knowledge of IT and communications services and technologies.
  • Experience in defining and implementing design, build and operational standards.
  • Experience of developing technology and service plans. Including the production of white papers and business cases.
  • Experience of implementing and developing support systems and tools: Monitoring, Management, Automation.

 

Technical Experience:

  • End user device support and configuration: PC, Printer, Mobile.
  • Microsoft Operating Systems
  • Active Directory and Domain management
  • Security Technologies: Access control, Threat Management, AV, Content Filtering, IPS, DDOS.
  • Network Technologies: LAN/WLAN/WAN.
  • Server Technologies: Microsoft Server, Virtualisation.
  • Storage Technologies: SAN architecture, Backup.
  • UC Technologies: IP voice, Collaboration.

In depth technical knowledge (including recognised industry or supplier certification) in at least one of the following:

  • Network Technologies: LAN/WLAN/WAN.  Preferably Cisco, Juniper, or Dell.
  • Storage Technologies: SAN architecture.  Preferably Dell EqualLogic or EMC

 

You will be responsible for the complex: design, deployment, and support of IT and communications solutions for external and internal customers. Covering: customer solutions, shared infrastructure and internal IT infrastructure and services. Role involves:

  • Provide pre-sales support to define integrated technical solutions in line with customer requirements. Produce, or assist in the production of high level designs and technical inputs to proposals.
  • Where required, take on a design lead role for specific bids or projects that ensures that individual technical designs for solutions integrate seamlessly to deliver customer requirements. This may require co-ordination of design input from internal teams, partners and 3rd
  • Produce technology specific, and solution based detailed designs.
  • Complete the complex aspects of building, deploying and testing components, platforms and solutions.
  • Produce and maintain standard templates for design, build, and testing.
  • Provide Teir-3 technical support for: Internal IT, Shared Infrastructure and customer solutions. Act as the co-ordination point across internal teams, partners and 3rd parties to resolve complex issues.  Covering: Incident, problem and change management.
  • Assist, and in some cases lead, the production of: solution papers, business cases and risk assessments for shared infrastructure and internal IT projects.
  • Investigate, evaluate, review and document new technologies and services, including attending appropriate seminars and conferences.
  • Work with internal teams, partners and 3rd parties to develop and manage new services and technologies.
  • Support Customer Services and Operational teams to develop, implement and enhance best practice technical support policies and processes.

 

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

Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire

Start:ASAP

Duration: Perm

Salary: £55k + Bonus + Good Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – Project Manager – Complex IT & Technical Projects – Hampshire, Perm

Skills Project Manager – Complex IT & Technical Projects, implementing / establishing PMO frameworks. My client based in Basingstoke, Hampshire are looking for an Project Manager with experience in delivering complex IT and technical projects including implementing / establishing PMO frameworks. You must have:

 

  • Significant experience in delivering complex IT and technical projects.
  • Considerable experience in delivering projects in a variety of customer environments.
  • Experience of working with sales/customer facing environments.
  • Experience of establishing PMO frameworks.
  • Exposure to full project lifecycle – from selling through to handover to operations.
  • Solid technical awareness in IT and Managed Services.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Project Management tools.

You will be responsible for ensuring that projects for internal and external customers are delivered to: time, budget and quality criteria. Role involves:

  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation
  • Develop detailed project plans to monitor and track progress
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Provide effective project progress reporting, and escalation.
  • Successfully manage the relationship with the customer and all stakeholders
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Establish a Project Management Office (PMO) framework utilising capabilities in other business units, partners and third parties.

 

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

Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire

Start:ASAP

Duration: Perm

Salary: £45k + Bonus + Good Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – IT Team Leader – Hampshire, Perm

Skills IT Team Leader. My client based in Basingstoke, Hampshire are looking for an IT Team Leader. You must have:

 

  • Significant experience of managing IT teams.
  • Broad knowledge of IT and communications services and technologies.
  • Experience of developing IT plans, covering: Infrastructure, Services, Risk and Security.
  • Experience of implementing ITIL v3 based process frameworks – awareness would be sufficient.
  • Experience of implementing and developing IT Management Systems.
  • End user device support and configuration: PC, Printer, Mobile.
  • Microsoft Operating Systems both desktop and Server 2003 onwards.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office systems and applications, including SQL Server and Exchange Server.
  • Active Directory and Domain management
  • Security Technologies: Access control, Threat Management, AV, Content Filtering, IPS, DDOS.
  • Network Technologies: LAN/WLAN/WAN.
  • Server Technologies: Microsoft Server, Virtualisation.
  • Storage Technologies: SAN architecture, Backup.
  • UC Technologies: IP voice, Collaboration.

 

 

You will be responsible to supervise a team of internal IT technicians, and to define future IT plans and strategies. Role involves:

  • Ensure that overall performance of the team meets: customer service level requirements, operational performance targets, financial objectives, and compliance criteria.
  • Establish a Training and development framework that will ensure the team has the necessary: technical, process, customer and business competencies, as well as clear career development paths.
  • Establish relationships with key internal stakeholders, including the management of regular: performance and planning reviews.
  • Establish an IT Plan that continually develops the team and IT systems in line with business needs and industry best practice.
  • Establish and develop an ITIL v3 based process framework covering internal functions and interfaces to other business functions.
  • Supervise a team of IT Technicians responsible for providing:
    • End user support.
    • IT infrastructure maintenance and management.
    • Provide technical resources for customer deployment and support where required.
  • Provide technical support where required and act as first escalation point for internal IT issues.
  • Define and manage the internal IT risk register and internal IT security plan.
  • Define and implement future IT system plans and strategies in line with business requirements and industry best practice.
  • Manage small internal IT projects.

 

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

Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire

Start:ASAP

Duration: Perm

Salary: £40k + Bonus + Good Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – Customer Services Manager – ITIL Certified – Hampshire, Perm

Customer Services Manager – ITIL Certified   . My client based in Basingstoke, Hampshire are looking for an Customer Services Manager – ITIL Certified. You must have:

 

  • Certification at ITIL intermediate level or above is desirable.
  • Significant experience of managing Customer Services teams in technical environment.
  • Broad knowledge of IT and communications services.
  • Significant experience in a Service Delivery Management role.
  • Experience off managing service provisioning and resource scheduling teams.
  • Experience of implementing ITIL v3 based process frameworks.
  • Experience of implementing and developing IT Service Management Systems.

You will be responsible to integrate and manage a Customer Services team providing: Service Desk Support, Service Delivery Management, Customer Experience Management and Provisioning.  The team supports both internal and external customers. Role involves:

  • Ensure that overall performance of the team meets: customer service level requirements, operational performance targets, financial objectives, and compliance criteria.
  • Establish a Training and development framework that will ensure the team has the necessary: technical, process, customer and business competencies, as well as clear career development paths.
  • Establish relationships with key internal stakeholders, including the management of regular: performance and planning reviews.
  • Establish a Customer Services Plan that continually develops the team in line with business needs and industry best practice.
  • Establish and develop an ITIL v3 based process framework covering internal functions and interfaces to other business functions.
  • Establish and develop a Customer Services systems (e.g. ITSM) plan.
  • Manage and develop Service Desks responsible for customer call handling and Tier-1 support.
  • Manage and develop scheduling and provisioning teams responsible for the allocation of resource for implementation and support activities.
  • Provide a Service Delivery Management (SDM) capability, and provide direct SDM support for key customers.
  • Provide and manage a framework for managing and improving Customer Satisfaction.

 

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

Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire

Start:ASAP

Duration: Perm

Salary: £45k + Bonus + Good Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

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