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March 2017

New Requirement! – Graduate – Junior / IT Trainee – Herts, Perm

Skills: Graduate – Junior / IT Trainee. My client are looking for a recent graduate (this year or last year) from an IT, Finance, Engineering, Maths, Science degree, who is enthusiastic, excellent communication skills, with a Data/Analytical drive, troubleshooting/ problem solving skills and must have a strong interest in IT. Role would suit someone who is looking for an IT career!

 

Role involves:

  • Supporting user of integrated software JD Edwards and other software applications
  • Supporting implementation and development activity of IT software
  • Participating in the knowledge development of the end use base through both on-site training and online training tools
  • Creating and maintaining application documentation for both current and new technologies, best practice guides
  • Facilitate problem solving and collaboration following support procedures and adhering to SLA’s
  • Provide regular status reports to management on projects

 

For further information please send in your CV.

Salary: £23k + Training + Progression + Good Benefits

Location: Hemel Hempstead, Herts

Start:ASAP

Duration: Perm

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@latcom.co.uk

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New Requirement! – PMO Manager – Salesforce, Primavera, KPI’s, Reporting and Excel- Hampshire, Contract

Skills: PMO Manager – Salesforce, Primavera, KPI’s, Reporting and Excel. Role involves provision of programme planning services in support of Satellite Implementation Programmes, develop and maintain detailed reporting, activity, milestone and resource plans and schedules in line with planning standards and methodologies for all aspects of Satellite programmes, provision of KPI’s across Satellite and Media.

 

Essential for the role:

 

  • Salesforce, KPI’s, Reporting and Excel
  • Project Management & Planning Methodology qualifications an advantage.
  • Primavera and MS Project experience.
  • Proven experience in project coordination.
  • Knowledge of project planning methodologies
  • Previous experience of working on large complex programmes from start up to close down
  • Strong competence in structured and rigorous working methods, pragmatic problem solving and effective influencing and communication skills.
  • Proven experience in project coordination.

 

Role involves:

  • Provide overall technical direction of P6 and direct the day to day functional operation of the Satellite programme team
  • Develop high level and detailed plans in conjunction with all stakeholders (partners, suppliers and internal team) on Satellite Programmes.
  • Lead the project management assignment process for all new projects, maintain Project EAC process, review and implement project controls.
  • Develop, maintain and communicate satellite project process.
  • Attend Satellite weekly management meetings.
  • Supply meeting documents/reports for management and board meetings. Provide progress reports on a weekly and monthly.
  • Work with Partners to ensure their PM systems are aligned and support requirements.
  • Liaise with the project management job family on required PM Methodologies and Systems to ensure the procedures set-up for Satellite programmes are in-line with centrally developed requirements and practice.
  • Represent the Project Management job family team in the Satellite Business Unit and act as conduit between the two teams.
  • Produce reports using the planning tool and OBIEE, allowing progress to be assessed and exceptions to be reported.
  • Assist with the setting up of the Satellite PMO and ownership of the Planning tool.

 

 

Location: Winchester, Hampshire

Start: ASAP

Duration: 6 Months

Salary: £400pd

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

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

Skills: IP Network Design Engineer. 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: 6 Months

Salary: £350pd

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – BI Developer – SQL – Northamptonshire, Perm

Skills: BI Developer – SQL. Based in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire my client has a new requirement for an BI Developer – SQL. You must have:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Around two years of experience in data manipulation (SQL, MDX etc.)
  • Practical knowledge of SQL
  • Practical knowledge of data modelling (UML, Merise etc.)
  • Practical knowledge of development concepts and techniques (any language)
  • Practical knowledge of concepts such as OLTP models, OLAP models, ETL, data-warehouse, reports, KPIs and data mining.
  • Effective analytical skills
  • Ability to simplify complex systems.
  • Practical knowledge of developing and implementing change projects to achieve business objectives.
  • At least one successful experience in database design to support a large scale (100+ users) transactional application (OLTP)
  • Multiple successful experiences pertaining to database design in support of large scale  operation analytical application (OLAP)
  • Experience in script or application development
  • Experience of Business Process Analysis and Design
  • Proven track record of delivering system changes, in line with industry best practice (ISO, ITIL etc.)

 

Role involves:

 

  • Proposing solutions to meet the needs of collegues in relation to their business information \ reports, by Design OLAP models and cubes to support users BI needs.
  • Define business requirements in a functional specification and align these with the capabilities of the systems; and implement said requirements \ models \ specifications using provided data warehouse, ETL and other BI tools.
  • Identify and develop improvements to system capability, working with the business and systems teams to propose solutions that align with a group wide orientation
  • Configure and test potential solutions, engaging the business to ensure the best outcome.
  • Implement agreed changes with the business, ensuring that maximum benefit is obtained across the group.
  • Work with business process owners through the change process, ensuring education and training completed to deliver successful projects.
  • Write system documentation for OLAP models.
  • Create reports from existing OLAP models to answer users requests.
  • Develop custom reports for agreed specific needs where OLAP models cannot be used.
  • Provide user support for BI system, in collaboration with 1st line support: Maintain and support DAN
  • Maintain existing OLAP models and custom reports, including documentation updates.
  • Contribute in the overall BI system (date warehouse, ETC etc.) evolution.
  • Participate in custom application development requiring specific data.
  • Provide 2nd and 3rd line support for application issues.

Please send in your CV ASAP.

 

Location: Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Start: ASAP

Duration: Perm

Salary: £33k + Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – 1st & 2nd Line Helpdesk / IT Support Engineer – North London, Perm

Skills: 1st & 2nd Line Helpdesk / IT Support Engineer, Active Directory, Exchange, Office 365, Windows Server, Windows 7/10. My client based in North London / Cheshunt has a brand new role for 1st & 2nd Line Helpdesk / IT Support Engineer. You will be required to apply for Security Clearance to SC level after joining. A full and clean driving licence is also required with a view of occasional travel – some worldwide. You will also be on an 24/7 on-call rota additional allowance will be included.

 

You must have experience in proving IT service for users in the following:

 

  • Must have IT Certification like ITIL or MCSE or MCSA or VCP or MCP or CompTIA A-Plus etc.
  • Active Directory, Exchange, Office 365, Windows Server, Windows 7/10.
  • Networking skills (DNS,DHCP,TCP/IP, Firewalls)
  • Working knowledge of Cloud computing environments
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • An ambition to constantly learn new skills and develop knowledge, with an understanding that study time outside of working hours may be required for career development.
  • A very good team working ethic, communicating with colleagues in a clear and professional manner, whilst maintaining a customer-service based approach. The ability to work alone using own initiative and managing support calls to a high standard.

 

Role involves:

 

  • To be responsible for the day-to-day delivery of first-line and second-line support to the organization and act as the first point of contact on the IT Service Desk.
  • To provide IT support & preventative maintenance for all sites.
  • To update Service Desk calls with progress notes, detailing progress on the task for both the end user and other team members. Communicate with all relevant parties affected by any task in a timely, professional manner.
  • Ensure that IT issues & faults reported to the IT team are resolved in the shortest possible time, meeting the department’s service level targets, and minimizing the disruption to systems critical.
  • Resolve complex hardware / software problems including printing issues or email provisions.
  • Administration and support for Office 365, Exchange and SharePoint online.
  • Provide support for MS Office 2013 & 2016 and future versions.
  • Perform Installations, configurations, setting up of servers, workstations and mobile devices.
  • Prioritise support and maintenance tasks in order to meet service level expectations.
  • To ensure comprehensive documentation of procedures are maintained, and to ensure that system documentation and support process is regularly reviewed.
  • To build & deploy new desktop / laptop / server / network equipment to the corporate environment, and carry out evaluations of new equipment.

 

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

 

Location: North London / Cheshunt

Salary: £26k + On-call Allowance + Good Benefits

Start: ASAP

Duration: Perm

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – Junior Business Analyst – Scotland, Perm

Skills: Junior Business Analyst. My client based just North of Carlisle are looking for a Junior Business Analyst. I am looking for someone with ideally 1-2 years experience in BA or Junior Analyst role. Role is to analyse the business requirement for development and change within the current Retail, E Commerce and future multi channel areas. Provide on-going system support, user support and training as appropriate to operational and development staff. The key objective is to develop and implement business focused solutions which add value and adhere to current standards.

Key Skills

– Ability to learn and understand the functional requirements and workings of current and future operational support systems.

– Ability to understand, define and document business requirements in a clear manner that is relevant to current or proposed solutions.

– Good personal and communication skills and the ability to be a team player capable of highlighting issues and potential impacts to the business.

– Inquisitive and progressive mind set leading to the generation of new and different ideas that add value to the Company.

– Ability to deal with crisis situations logically and calmly and see them through to a solution.

Key Responsibilities:

– Ensure that System Development in the Retail, E Commerce and future Multi Channel Retailing Systems and other operational support systems are business focused.

– Initiate project analysis workshops that utilise best practice techniques to encourage contributors to ‘think out of the box’ and define systems and processes that will enable the business to progress in line with strategy.

– Provide a forum where existing processes and information usage is progressively reviewed according to an agreed prioritisation in line with the point above.

-Take part in Project Management activities ensuring that all system and process changes are implemented with least disruption to the business.

– Ensure systems are designed and users are trained so as to ensure as far as possible that all operational tasks and reporting can be automated or quickly and easily extracted by the user without the on-going intervention o the IT department.

This role is commutable from Carlisle, etc. Please send your CV ASAP and I will get back to you!

Location: Langholm, Scotland

Start: ASAP

Duration: Perm

Salary: £25k upto + Bonus + Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@latcom.co.uk

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

Skills: 1st Line IT Support / Helpdesk. Based in London (nearest tube – Tottenham Court Road) my prestigious client has a new requirement for an 1st Line IT Support Helpdesk for an 12 months Fixed Term contract (You will be on my clients payroll paying £20k 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). My client offers a superb working culture and relaxed environment. You must be enthusiastic and have excellent telephone manner/communication skills, have recent IT Helpdesk /1st Line experience of call logging, Windows XP/7, MS Office 2003/2010. You will be responsible for providing 1st Line IT support, logging tickets, escalating queries when necessary, liaising with users keeping all parties informed of ticket progression via phone and email, ensure all backup tapes are properly stored, raise PO for IT hardware and software. Keywords: 1st Line , call logging, Windows XP/7, MS Office 2003/2010.

Location: London

Start: ASAP

Duration: 12 Months Fixed Term

Salary: £20k + Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – OSS Engineer – Hampshire, Contract

Skills: OSS Engineer – This is an engineering role within the Operational Support Systems Engineering team. The key focus of this role is to develop high / low level designs, implement and commission the OSS environments in line with the defined architectural standards meeting the requirements of Network Management Centre and of the IT Operating Model.

 

You must have:

  • Appropriate technical qualification – Degree or HND/C in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or Computer Science or relevant experience.
  • Experienced in the design, delivery and management of OSS.
  • Experienced in OSS and BSS architecture
  • Experience in producing IT OSS High Level Design and Low Level design (HLD, LLD)
  • Experience of supplier and customer management with good customer-facing skills

 

Role involves:

  • Provide technical leadership within the Smart Metering OSS team, sharing knowledge and skills and providing mentoring support to engineers and technicians
  • Adopt the role of Design Authority (DA) in area of expertise to ensure the delivery of the end to end customer solution and for less complex projects Lead Design Authority (LDA)
  • Working as part of the IT OSS workstream on integration projects. Work with key stakeholders to understand their requirements and ensure that the OSS solution is designed and implemented to meet or exceed these.
  • Ensure delivery of design packages for IT OSS to time / cost / quality criteria
  • Provide specifications, scope of works and method statements to ensure design packages and project work are delivered in accordance with quality and security policy requirements
  • Install, test, analyse, troubleshoot and modify new equipment/solutions to achieve maximum performance and availability
  • Document engineering build procedures and contribute to the continuous improvement of policies, processes and procedures
  • Co-ordination of solution demonstration activities with stakeholder user groups
  • Management of risks
  • Specialising in Operations liaison (NMC / 3rd line teams)
  • Update the project manager and team on stakeholder communications and ensure suitable feedback is provided and understood by all parties on technical solutions.
  • Strong documentation background, for example:
  • Produce High Level Designs based on customer requirements.
  • Produce a Low Level Design based on High Level Design requirements.
  • Familiar with the requirements through to delivery process.
  • Propose improvements to OSS solutions to improve quality and reduce costs for effective life time asset management

 

 

Location: Winchester, Hampshire

Start: ASAP

Duration: 4 Months

Salary: £425pd

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – Java Developer – North London, Perm

Skills: Java Developer – Java Swing, JSF, Java Beans, SQL, Web Development. My client based in North London / Cheshunt has a brand new role for Java Developer. You will be required to apply for Security Clearance to SC level after joining, if you do not already have such clearance. You must be experience developing with; Java 7, JSF, Java Swing, Java Beans, SQL, Web Development. You will understand and have worked with Object Oriented Programming (OOP). Knowledge of database architecture and design is required. Any knowledge of; GUI, Bootstrap3, C#, VB.NET, PHP, Visual Studio, XML, Crystal Reports, MySQL, JBoss, Apache, SOAP or JSON would be highly desirable.

 

Job Role

  • To develop end-user software solutions.
  • To develop production and scheduling software.
  • To participate in all aspects of the software development life cycle.
  • Interpret written business requirements and technical specification documents.
  • Perform coding to written technical specifications.
  • Investigate, analyse and document reported defects.
  • Perform maintenance programming and correction of identified defects.
  • Create, document, and implement unit test plans, scripts, and test harnesses.
  • Create and maintain technical documentation using defined technical documentation templates.

 

Location: North London / Cheshunt

Salary: £40k + 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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