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November 2016

New Requirement! – Information Security Officer – SIEM – West Midlands, Perm

Skills: Information Security Officer – SIEM. My client based in West Bromwich, West Midlands are looking for Information Security Officer. You must have experience and understanding of LogRhythm SIEM or other SIEM Solutions. You must have minimum 3 years relevant IT security experience and holds or actively working towards, or keen to work towards an appropriate qualification such as CISSP or other professional security qualification. Role is to provide independent assurance that key operational IT security risks are being addressed and controlled, through the process of technical monitoring and reporting, and increasing IT security awareness within the business. A knowledge of IT security threats and vulnerabilities and changes in the threat landscape is desirable. You will be expected to develop your skills and knowledge in technical areas that are new to you – This will include developing an understanding of best practice standards from bodies such as the FCA, BSA and ISO. Please send in your CV ASAP for a great opportunity and a full job spec!

Location: West Bromwich, West Midlands

Start:ASAP

Duration: Perm

Salary: £45k + Pension + Good Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

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New Requirement! – IT Support Engineer / 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer – Wiltshire, Perm

Skills: IT Support Engineer / 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer. My client based just outside Swindon, Wiltshire, are looking for IT Support Engineer / 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer. 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:

  • Active Directory and Domain management.
  • End user device support and configuration: PC, Printer.
  • Microsoft Operating Systems.
  • Network Technologies: LAN/WLAN/WAN..
  • Microsoft Server, Virtualisation.
  • Excellent client facing skills.
  • Good communication skills (written and oral).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well within a team.
  • Able to work in a methodical and documented manner, to multi-task and prioritise work around deadlines.
  • A strong ability to work calmly under pressure.
  • Outstanding problem solving skills

 

Role involves the deployment, support, maintenance and changes for:

  • IT end user support.
  • IT devices (e.g. Laptops).
  • LAN Infrastructure.
  • Wi-Fi Infrastructure.
  • Security infrastructure.
  • Compute and Storage infrastructure.
  • Print Services.
  • Audio Visual Services.
  • Operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows.
  • A range of industry standard and bespoke applications

Please send your CV for more information and a full job spec!

Location: Swindon, Wiltshire

Start:ASAP

Duration: Perm

Salary: £25k + Bonus + Good Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – Solutions Architect – Defence – Avon, Perm

Skills: Solutions Architect – Defence, TOGAF / MODAF / NAF. My client based in Bristol, Avon are looking for an IT Solutions Architect – SC cleared is preferable. This is an exciting opportunity to use your broad experience and in-depth technical skills to really make a difference. The projects are varied and fast moving so you will have a broad range of opportunities to apply your skills to different problems. You must be:

 

  • Enterprise & Solution Architecture (with a focus on practical and achievable architectures) – In addition, security and federated architectures would be useful and an understanding of architectural pattern re-use.
  • Pragmatic personality with customer facing skills. – You are comfortable communicating at all levels of an organisation and can translate between technical and business language.
  • Information Architectures and ICT technologies – You have excellent knowledge of information architectures, ICT technologies and how to use them from an organisational perspective (i.e. gateways, cloud computing, delamination, encapsulation/VM ware, patch management & configuration control)
  • Service Architecture & Service Management – You have an excellent understanding of both design and implementation. You have a good understanding of the business architectures and how they relate to the technical architectures and commercial models. You have a working knowledge of IBAs, SLAs and OLAs and how they are applied.
  • You have an excellent understanding of the approaches to ICS/ICT organisational governance & how to integrate it within a Service focussed business.
  • You have experience of large scale system Integration and integration into heterogeneous environments.
  • You have a good knowledge of architectural frameworks (e.g. TOGAF / MODAF / NAF).
  • You have a good knowledge IT Service Management Frameworks, including at least one of ITIL, COBIT, FitSM or ISO/IEC 20000.
  • Ideally SC clearance or above.

Role involves:

  • You will have the opportunity to shape and deliver innovative and high quality solutions directly for our clients in a new, but rapidly expanding area of our Defence business.
  • Work with an established team supporting a range of Defence & government clients on critical and strategic client projects.
  • Lead key tasks on projects reporting directly to the project manager.
  • Provide occasional, but essential input to bids and wider business activities where your skills will be seen a real asset
  • Work closely with peers and mentors to plan tasks and contribute to our business goals.
  • Communicate and liaise effectively with colleagues.

 

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

Location: Bristol, Avon, South West

Start:ASAP

Duration: Perm

Salary: £45k-£80k + Good Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – Business Analyst – West Midlands, Perm

Skills: Business Analyst. My client based in West Bromwich, West Midlands are looking for an Business Analyst. Role is to solicit, define and document business requirements for process and software changes, as well as developing and enhancing the business analysis standards and methodology.

 

You must have:

  • Experience of working within a Financial Services organisation is desirable.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to challenge and influence.
  • Experience of project delivery.
  • Broad understanding of IT technology and the business use of IT systems.
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail.

 

 

You will be responsible for:

  • Understand and document business processes and workflows, and their data requirements.
  • Partner with business users to fully capture their requirements, and then re-present them back to the business areas.
  • Challenge business area requirements to ensure they meet the real needs of the business, both tactically and strategically.
  • Define change requests for internal and external software developers.
  • On larger projects, support the project initiation, business case and tender processes.
  • Analyse the impact of software solutions and changes to software on the business operation.
  • Support test teams where required in their understanding of business requirements.

 

Please send in your CV ASAP for a great opportunity and a full job spec!

Location: West Bromwich, West Midlands

Start:ASAP

Duration: Perm

Salary: £50k-£55k + Pension + Good Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – 1st Line IT Support / IT Support Engineer / Desktop Support Engineer – London, Perm

Skills: 1st Line IT Support / IT Support Engineer / Desktop Support, London, (nearest tube station – Chancery Lane) my prestigious client is looking for a 1st Line Desktop Support Engineer, IT Support Engineer. You must be enthusiastic, have excellent telephone manner/communication skills, strong customer facing skills and looking to work in a fast paced environment!. You must have 1 to 2 years recent experience in an 1st Line Support / IT Helpdesk experience of call logging/deskside support, strong Active Directory (admin, password resets etc) Windows XP/7, Windows Server 2008/2012, MS Office 365. Role is a mixture of deskside support  and telephone IT support (call logging), PC rollouts/deployments, Mobile phone setups, backups, daily checks, simple system admin functions, desk tidying etc. Role is working on a shift pattern Monday to Friday covering between 08.00 and 20.00 and some weekend work (rota is 1 in 6).  Please send in your CV ASAP to work for this great client, offering training, exposure to learn new technologies and progression!

Location: London

Start: ASAP

Duration: Perm

Salary: £26k-£28k + Training + Progression

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – SQL Data Migration / SQL Engineer – South Yorkshire, Contract

Skills: SQL Data Migration / SQL Engineer  with strong SQL skills that include: migration, configuration, high availability and multiple sites. Role involves SQL migration from SQL 2008 to 2012 clustered environment. 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: 2-6 Months

Salary: £Neg

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – Exchange Engineer / 3rd Line Infrastructure – South Yorkshire, Contract

Skills: Exchange Engineer / 3rd Line Infrastructure with strong Exchange skills that include: migration, configuration of new Exchange 2016 environment, high availability and multiple sites. The existing environment is Exchange 2010. Role involves MS Exchange project work and some 3rd line BAU work. You must have Windows Server 2003/2008, Advanced Active Directory. 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: 2-6 Months

Salary: £Neg

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! -Security Specialist / Operational Security Specialist – Hampshire, Contract

Skills: Security Specialist / Operational Security Specialist. The purpose of this role is to act as part of the operational security team within the Information Security department. The purpose of this role is to ensure the normal operation of the Security infrastructure, applications and platforms through provision of proactive and reactive security provision to protect the organisation and its customers.

Essential for the role:

  • Leading professional security certifications
  • Firewall vendor certifications
  • Network certifications
  • Degree or equivalent experience

 

Role is to provide operational security support and management of the wide Security infrastructure, applications and platforms this includes (but is not limited to):

  • Firewalls (IP & Application)
  • Intrusion Detection & Prevention platform
  • Denial of Services appliances
  • Application security tools & testing
  • Anti-Malware services
  • Database security tools
  • Web & Mail security filtering technologies
  • Security servers and security related appliances
  • Virtualisation security
  • End-point security
  • Data Centre security
  • Multi-factor security & AAA services
  • Crypto (PKI) platforms
  • Ensure that external security infrastructure related service providers meet their agreed SLAs
  • Participate in tasks and initiatives as defined by the Head of Information Security or delegate
  • Constructively contribute to continuous improvement within the IT Division
  • Lead and mentor Operational security analysts
  • Implement security technologies based on design documents
  • Ensure security requirements are met, policies were followed and best practices were used during implementation.
  • Write build documents and operations guides
  • Troubleshoot, identify and take ownership on security problems

 

 

Location: Winchester, Hampshire

Start: ASAP

Duration: 4 Months

Salary: £475pd

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – Test Analyst – Manual, ISTQB/ISEB – Perm, Surrey

Skills: Test Analyst – Manual, ISTQB/ISEB. My client based in Woking, Surrey are looking for a Manual Test Analyst. Working hours are 08.00 to 17.30 Monday to Friday. As the Manual Test Analyst will be working both autonomously and within a strong team environment, liaising with offshore development teams and project teams based within the organisation. Must have:

 

  • 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).
  • ISTQB/ISEB qualified or equivalent industry level experience.
  • Solid experience of working in an Agile & Scrum environment following TDD/BDD principles.
  • Experience with Jira, Confluence & other tools.
  • Good communication skills.

 

Desirable Skills

 

  • Exposure to Automation testing techniques.
  • Working knowledge of Continuous Integration.
  • Exposure to back office testing.
  • Understanding of non-functional testing – Performance & Load testing of .NET standalone applications.

 

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: £40k + Good Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@latcom.co.uk

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