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June 2017

New Requirement! – C# Developer – developing desktop applications NOT Web – Bucks, Perm

Skills: C# Developer  – developing desktop applications NOT Web. My client based in Milton Keynes are looking for C# Developer with around 3 years experience in C#, Unit testing with NUnit/MS test, SQL Server Development, experience of implementing design patterns, with strong communication skills. Any WCF/WPF, SSRS and experience of Unit Testing mocking frameworks are a bonus! Some flexibility in working from home! You will be responsible for:

 

  • Participate in SCRUMs, Retrospectives
  • Work with Business Analysts, Architects and QC together with own initiative to produce quality code with good unit test coverage.
  • Complete all changes identified at code review or Functional testing.
  • Building unit tests that prove the correct operation of the code to a specified level of coverage.
  • Be responsible for the management of implementation through effective breakdown into tasks, estimates and timely updates in TFS.
  • Take ownership of defects in coded areas and resolve these before Sprint completion.
  • Demonstrate a pro-active approach to communication within the team including any impediments to be escalated to the team leader.

 

Role does involve a support hours from 07.00 to 09.00 and 17.00 to 24.00 on a rota system. Keywords: C#, NUnit, SQL Server. This role is commutable from Milton Keynes, Bedford, Luton, Northampton & Aylesbury. Please send your CV ASAP for a full job spec.

Location: Milton Keynes, Bucks

Start: ASAP

Duration: Perm

Salary: £45k + on call + Good Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: steve.spevack@latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – Graduate – Junior / Trainee DBA – North Yorkshire, Perm

Skills: Graduate – Junior / Trainee DBA. My client based just outside Harrogate, North Yorkshire are looking for an Junior / Trainee DBA (recent graduate this year or last year) from an IT or Physics/Math’s background, who is enthusiastic, has an desire to learn new skills, excellent communication skills, strong interest in IT and at least one of the following technologies like Oracle, SQL and MySQL. This role is on an shift rota working hour of 09.00 to 17.30 and 17.30 to 1.30. Role would suit someone who is looking for to start an IT career in a Junior Database Administrator role! Due to the nature of the location you must have a car with an full driving license.

 

Role involves:

  • Management of the second line database services helpdesk function.
  • Management of events, incidents, change requests and problems in line with guidelines and procedures.
  • Patching of database management software under the supervision of more experienced team members.
  • Involvement in the delivery of key projects on platforms.

 

For further information please send in your CV.

Salary: £22k-£25k + 12.5% Shift Allowance + Training + Progression + Good Benefits

Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Start:ASAP

Duration: Perm

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – IT Project Manager – Hampshire, Perm

Skills: IT Project Manager. My client based in Basingstoke, Hampshire, are looking for an IT Project Manager. I am looking for an Project Manager to ensure that projects for both internal and external customers are delivered to: time, budget and quality criteria. 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.
  • Prince 2 Practitioner and ideally MSP Practitioner certified.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Project Management tools
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) to liaise effectively with customers and other key stakeholders.
  • Excellent listening skills, to understand exactly what customers and other key stakeholders require.
  • High level of confidence, patience, politeness, tact and diplomacy.
  • Strong motivational and ‘virtual-team’ supervisory skills.
  • Broad creative thinking, to be able to come up with new ideas to improve project delivery standards.
  • Excellent organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.
  • Excellent personal presentation, especially when working with customers face to face.

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 for more information and a full job spec!

Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire

Start:ASAP

Duration: Perm

Salary: £45k + £5k Car Allowance + Bonus + Good Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – Desktop Engineer / IT Support Engineer – Junior – Milton Keynes, Perm

Skills: Desktop Engineer / IT Support Engineer – Junior. My client a small but friendly company based in Milton Keynes (Tongwell area) are looking for a Junior Desktop Engineer / IT Support Engineer. I am looking for someone with basic desktop support skills, Windows 7 to 10, Active Directory, well organised and excellent communication skills. My client would consider a school leaver with an strong interest in IT/with some IT related course or someone with 1 to 2 years in an Desktop or hands on IT Support role. Any skills in Windows Server 2008/2012, MS Exchange, Citrix, Backup Exec, Imaging PC’s are a bonus. You will be exposed to everything from 1st line support to network design. This is a real varied role with training and support until you become accustomed to the systems. This role is commutable from Bedford, Luton & Northampton . Please send your CV ASAP for a great opportunity and an immediate start !

Location: Milton Keynes, Bucks

Start: ASAP/Immediate Start!

Duration: Perm

Salary: £20k-£25k + Training + Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: steve.spevack@latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – IT Support Analyst – Windows 10 Laptop Rollout – West Midlands, Perm

Skills: IT Support Analyst – Windows 10 Laptop Rollout. My client based in Wolverhampton, West Midlands are looking for a IT Support Analyst. I am looking someone to coordinate an Windows 10 laptop rollout, this will include building the devices, maintaining inventory, handing to colleagues, some initial training and 1st level trouble shooting. My client would like to keep the option open for you to step into helpdesk/mobile support if needed and to keep flexibility for the role post rollout. You must have recent end user device rollout/support experience.

Role includes:

 

  • Supporting, administering and helping to co-ordinate large scale roll out of Windows devices, support and administer devices on an ongoing basis and get involved in other upgrades.
  • Building Windows devices on schedule to agreed build types and ensure they have the right things on.
  • Co-ordinate stock control to the right levels of stock to meet business needs, including processing all deliveries and getting all of the devices on to the hardware Inventory, including mobile phones, liaise with third parties to arrange repairs/replacements.
  • Regular monitoring of hardware to ensure updates are being applied and provide reports/information to make recommendations around effectiveness of hardware, common issues etc.
  • Provide a first class front line service on the ICT Helpdesk, ensuring efficient and effective resolution of all calls raised.
  • Handling telephone calls, dealing with walk-ins, reassuring colleagues, finding solutions and ensuring a great customer experience.
  • Great administration skills, a high level of accuracy and ensure processes are followed. Make sure that all Helpdesk calls are captured and the hardware Inventory and all other records are kept up to date.
  • Ability to turn your hand to most things whether that’s taking delivery of and unpacking 20 laptops, setting up ICT equipment for a large roll out session, writing a procedure note through to undertaking an office move or setup.
  • Support colleagues at a number of satellite offices, including visiting them to configure IT equipment, train colleagues on its use and troubleshoot issues. Where required, you need to undertake a wide range of tasks across a large geographical area, sometimes with very little notice.

 

This role is commutable from Walsall, Cannock, Telford. Please send in your CV ASAP for a full job spec and more information.

Location: Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Start:ASAP

Duration: Perm

Salary:£25k + Good Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – 3rd Line Infrastructure Support – Northamptonshire, Perm

Skills: 3rd Line Infrastructure Support. Based in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire my client has a new requirement for an 3rd Line Infrastructure Support person. You must have technical experience:

 

  • Experience of MS Server – Windows 2003-2012, AD, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy
  • Experience in security of desktop, Server, application and network systems
  • Server, Desktop and Network Management Tools such as SCCM, WDS, etc
  • Experience of Server Hardware, Networks, TCP/IP, Routers, Switches and Firewalls
  • Hyper-V Virtualisation and SAN technologies
  • Experience of backup, anti-virus, DR and BC.

 

 

Role is to provide 3rd line technical services for the analysis, design, implementation, and support of infrastructure and security related systems. You will provide project and technical support needed to ensure the company benefits from continual improvements in infrastructure systems.

Please send in your CV ASAP.

 

Location: Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Start: ASAP

Duration: Perm

Salary: £30k-£33k + Excellent Pension + Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

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