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Description

The Technical Architect’s role is to technical lead solutions that support the core functions. This individual will have a high technical hands-on ability to take outlined problems, turn these into solutions (for approval by the platform architect), document these for (and support) the development teams implementation.  This will include the selection of technologies and approaches in line with the strategic direction of the project.  There will also be significant involvement in project planning (using agile methodologies).

 

Main Responsibilities

  • You will be acting as technical authority, overseeing technology selections and implementation strategies.
  • Understand the business and non-functional requirements, and to identify a suitable architectural constructs (including broader technologies, application structure and conceptual approaches).that best meets any relevant budgetary and/or timescale constraints.
  • Input to and accommodate enterprise architectural influences to ensure best fit for the customer and its longer term strategy
  • Working with the Senior Developers defining the detailed Designs, documenting these, and potentially implementing stubs to prove the principles and to allow other areas of the project to proceed.
  • Carry out appropriate levels of review and quality assurance of the solution
  • Produce and maintain appropriate and agreed documentation in line with company standards.

 

Knowledge & Experience (Must Have)

  • Excellent architecture and technical support documentation skills.
  • Exceptional analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Thorough knowledge of .net framework
  • Good working knowledge of Java
  • Demonstrated ability to think in both a grand scale (e.g., how a system will be broken down in a wide area environment) and in a not-so-grand scale (e.g., how a particular object will perform under high concurrency)
  • Proven experience in systems design and development.
  • Strong understanding of information processing principles and practices.
  • Familiar with Agile/XP/SCRUM
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • HTTP 1.1
  • Experience of Restful API design & implementation
  • RelaxNG/Xml schema design
  • XPath/XQuery
  • Domain-driven Design
  • Automated Acceptance Testing
  • Continuous Integration

 

Preferred:

  • Experience of SiteCore CMS
  • Http-based Security Architectures (OAuth2, Digest Access, etc)
  • ASP.Net MVC4 Web API
  • RDF, OWL
  • Triple Stores: Owlim
  • Xml Repositories: MarkLogic
  • IIS7, Tomcat7, Apache 2.2
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I am looking for a forward thinking and dedicated Head of Development who is able to liaise with clients as well as manage a team of 3 developers and oversee all coding. You will need to provide technical direction for the development, design, and systems integration across multiple client engagements from definition phase through implementation.

Critical for this role is the ability to understand the architecture of the platform and any new developments which might include integrations with various 3rd party service providers.

Technologies
• All systems built on the .Net platform
• SQL Server is used to store all data
• Visual Studio 2010 is the GUI used to handle all development in-house.
• C# and VB.Net are the programming languages used across our platform
• Team foundation server is the code repository used to store all source
• SQL Server Reporting services
• FileZilla for SFTP testing
• SOAP UI to assist with API testing

Key Skills / Focus
• Client facing, able to explain technical solutions
• Strong written and verbal skills in relation to the technical specs on RFI’s
• Strong line manager
• Innovator
• Forward thinking
• Making sure we remain a technology leader within the industry

Development
• Oversee of coding. Coding capability on current technologies is preferred but not essential
• Handle the development and maintenance of the API core code modules
• Carry out minor development tasks as needed such as bug fixing and testing
• Organising and prioritising technical roadmap including efficiency of servers and data hosting solutions.
• Product management focus
• Building of new website and maintenance of existing websites

Leadership
• Assign, delegate and prioritise work with the business drivers
• Carry out performance appraisals
• Pursues excellence in all aspects of business.
• Possesses the expert knowledge to identify opportunities for change and the ability to convey the need for change.
• Motivate a team of 3 and keep track of the teams daily activities
• Builds expert knowledge in our industry.

Teamwork
• Encourages creative and innovative thinking from team members while helping them to bring their ideas and career plans to fruition.
• Helps to determine new, creative ways to employ teams on projects and distribute responsibilities.

Solution Architecting
• Handle all new proposals and source information from the development team
• Solution design assessment and development

Need to do
Key tasks:
  • Field incoming incident / problem tickets in   ServiceNow from end users (escalated from the central service desk) to   resolve application and software issues within servers, databases, web   services and other mission-critical applications.
  • Review ServiceNow tickets to ensure all pertinent   end user identification information, including name, department, contact   information, and nature of problem or issue is included.
  • Prioritize, schedule, and administer all instances   where enhancements and defect resolution are required.
  • Perform hands-on fixes at the desktop level,   including installing and upgrading software, installing hardware,   implementing file backups, and configuring systems and applications.
  • Record, track, and document the problem-solving   process, including all successful and unsuccessful decisions made, and   actions taken, through to final resolution.
  • Communicate application problems and issues to key   stakeholders, including management, development teams, end users, and team   leaders.
  • Provide technical assistance to division web   editors on website content and layout issues
  • Maintain and enhance performance of all new and   existing software and applications across the organization.
  • Identify and learn appropriate software   applications used and supported by the organization.
  • Post software updates, knowledge bases, and   frequently asked questions resources on company intranet to assist in problem   resolution.
  • Perform preventative maintenance, including the   installation of patches, hot fixes and so on as required.
  • Apply diagnostic utilities to aid in   troubleshooting.
  • Create and deploy feedback mechanisms for end   users. Analyze results, make recommendations for support process improvement,   and implement changes.
  • Evaluate documented resolutions and analyze trends   for ways to prevent repeated future problems.
  • Provide support for the testing of new and existing   software applications under development or consideration for purchase.
  • Test fixes and perform post-resolution follow-ups   to ensure problems have been adequately resolved.

 

 

Key Relationships:
  • Team members, management and customers around the   business
  • 3rd Party service providers and external   suppliers

 

 

 

Need to know
Qualifications:
  • College diploma or university degree in the field   of computer science, information systems, and/or 5 years equivalent work   experience.
  • Certifications in ITIL Foundation v3
  • Any MS Professional certifications would be   advantageous but not essential

 

Skills/knowledge:
  • Good understanding of incident, problem, change and   release management processes
  • Proven experience with troubleshooting principles,   methodologies, and issue resolution techniques.
  • Able to develop and interpret technical   documentation for training and end user procedures.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks   in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and   user-friendly language.
  • Very strong customer service orientation.
  • Excellent written, oral, interpersonal, and   presentational skills.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented,   collaborative environment.

 

Experience:
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in application support   preferably within publishing or media industry
  • Experience in a similar role supporting Microsoft   based products, Windows server, .NET, SQL Applications and Databases,   websites, XML. HTML, IIS 6-7
  • Experience of SharePoint portal/services administration   would be advantageous but not essential

 

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About the Job
On behalf of my client, a medium sized and highly innovative eCommerce company, I am recruiting a Lead Business Analyst to work within this truly collaborative Agile environment. Within this newly created role, you will be leading the BA function across a number of their brand new build multi-channel online / mobile platform projects throughout the entire cycle.

To underpin their strategic growth plans; my client is about to embark on a number of cutting edge Web and Mobile projects, which will be pulling data from various Content Management Systems and Data Stores to populate newly built Web and Mobile Applications and Services.

Ideal Requirements;
o Solid full end to end Lead Business Analysis skills from initial concept onwards
o Online Platforms, Content Management Systems / CMS
o iOS, iPhone, iPad, Android Platforms/Applications
o Mobile animations – desirable
o Strong Agile (Scrum), Backlogs, User Stories, Retrospectives etc is required
o Exposure to Java, J2EE, Web Front Ends based projects is desirable.
o Involvement with High through-put Online platforms and Web Services projects, is also highly desired
o UML – desirable
As Business Analyst; you will liaise with various business stakeholders and users to gather, interpret and document requirements, analyse project scope, work closely with senior IT stakeholders, developers and applications testers and ensure the successful implementation of requirements, expectations and project deliverables.

Location: Central London
Key skills: .NET, C#, MVC, Agile, TDD, BDD, Web Services, JQuery, AJAX
Industry: Media, Finance, eCommerce

On behalf of my client, a Global Digital Media Company who work across the media and finance industry, I am looking for 3x .NET Web Developers with between 1 years+ to 5+ commercial .NET development experience, ideally within a B2B / B2C facing web environment.

This is a rare opportunity to work within a cutting edge technical environment alongside some of the best developers in their industry on the biggest, technology bespoke build this company has embarked upon to date!

Required skills;
Ø ASP.NET
Ø Strong C# Development
Ø Ideally MVC
Ø Object Oriented concepts
Ø JQuery, AJAX, JavaScript
Ø X/ HTML, CSS
Ø Cross-browser compatibility (PC & MAC)
Ø Agile / XP / SCRUM

Highly desirable skills would include;
Ø Experience of e-Commerce and/or High-Transactional Consumer facing websites
Ø SOLID TDD, BDD, Specflow
Ø MVC 4
Ø Web Services, SOA
Ø Restful API
Ø RelaxNG
Ø XPath, XQuery
Ø Domain-driven Design
Ø Automated Acceptance Testing
Ø Continuous Integration
Ø Http-based Security Architectures (OAuth2, Digest Access, etc)
Ø RDF, OWL
Ø Triple Stores: Owlim
Ø Xml Repositories: MarkLogic
Ø IIS7, Tomcat7, Apache 2.2

Job title: Senior Product Manager
Location: London
Purpose of the role: Bring senior (online) product development skills to accelerate post launch iteration of existing product while conceptualising new ideas.

Detailed role description

Key responsibilities
o Work closely with the CEO to define product strategy and prioritize requirements based on market research, business strategy and customer feedback.
o Manage stakeholders through effective communication and by maintaining high-level plans
o Lead current team of Product Manager/s and developers while taking individual responsibility for driving strategic initiatives
o Embed newly established processes to allow rapid scale up e.g., timely recruitment of additional resources, continuous deployment, backlog sizing and prioritisation
o Drive innovation- proactively identify and implement new ideas/technologies, which could substantially improve customer experience and/or create differentiation
o Manage internal and external partners/vendors to ensure timely and high quality delivery

Further description:
o Use agile methodologies to rapidly iterate on product
o Serve as the key spokesperson for the products being managed, clearly and convincingly communicating the aims of the products to customers and business alike.
o Be the customer champion for the product.
o Collaborate with colleagues within the business to ensure initiatives represent business needs.
o Work closely with users to ensure product functionality meets their expectations and understand where opportunities exist for product enhancement to retain the audience.
o Be the face of the product when liaising with customers and business partners.
o Lead web analytics to review engagement metrics and monitor the popularity of specific features/functionality available within the product. Establish business metrics to inform product improvements and optimization, or new product development. Monitor competitive trends and market developments where appropriate.
o In collaboration with colleagues, design the product’s promotional strategy to ensure a successful product launch within 12 months and effective promotion post-launch, including creation of informative content as needed.
o Be able to manage the product internationally working with international teams remotely.
o Other tasks as the company may assign from time to time.

Qualifications:
o Educated to degree level; ideally from a technical or business related subject with some exposure to or an interest in online businesses.
Skills/knowledge/ Experience:
o Proven track record of successfully managing online product development, ideally from inception
o Experience leading teams, balancing needs across stakeholders and in a complex business environment.
o Experience of agile technical development using Scrum methodologies.
o Experience in specifying business and customer requirements to technical teams, and working with tech teams to deliver user centric solutions.
o Experience with web technologies such as HTML, JavaScript, Flash, Java, PHP, Ruby on Rails, relational databases, XML databases, RSS, streaming media, etc.
o Experience with best-practice product management techniques and awareness of contemporary best practice on the web.
o Exposure to working with rapid interactions.
o Experience of working with designers would be advantageous.
o Experience of working with Gamification would also be an added bonus.
o Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of colleagues and stakeholders.
o Solid understanding of website development best practices including interface design, information architecture and software development and deployment.
o Strong analytic skills and the ability to balance intuition with data in making decisions.
o Ability to develop and refine a compelling product vision with attention to detail.
o Highly organized.
o Willingness, flexibility, creativity, and energy in taking initiative and assuming responsibility.

Senior Business Systems Analyst

On behalf of my client; a Global Media Giant, I am looking for a Senior Business / Systems Analyst for involvement on a range of full cycle project across enterprise online platforms and data-rich applications and systems.

Key tasks:

Business & Systems analysis • Develop a solid understanding of Internal systems and data issues and their relationship to strategic issues, with a view to being able to identify and make recommendations for business process or system improvements that are aligned to changing business needs • Collect, analyse and define business and functional requirements in a structured manner and involving necessary stakeholders, in order to define deliverables and use cases • Work with technical experts to deliver robust technical specifications and solutions, which meet business requirements • Produce supporting materials, e.g. process/support guidance, and conduct training, as necessary, in order to guarantee successful adoption/support of project deliverables

Team leadership • Lead, motivate and mentor two other business systems analysts to ensure that the team are trained and motivated to successfully meet objectives and add value to the organisation • Manage and assign analysis resources to projects as required to ensure that they are appropriately resourced • Oversee the analysis process for projects that junior team members are taking forward

Communication and stakeholder engagement • Communicate with stakeholders, in an appropriate format, to ensure that they are provided with appropriate information for decision making • Secure buy-in from business and technical stakeholders and maintain this throughout the project lifecycle, in order to allow projects to initiate and reach successful completion and adoption

Skills/knowledge: • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of analysis principles, practices and techniques • Strong leadership and mentoring skills • Strong interpersonal skills • Strong written and oral communication skills • Sound self-organisation and planning skills • High attention to detail • Knowledge of project management principles, practices and techniques • Experience of working within an Agile environment

Please contact Robin Carton – rjc@arcamresources.com – 01920 877111

On behalf of my client, a leading multi-channel online retail organisation, I am recruiting a Software Development Manager to lead a growing Microsoft/.NET Software Development team. This is an excellent opportunity for someone to progress within a very stable, ambitious and market-leading medium sized organisation.

Reporting to the CTO, you will manage, motivate and lead the (currently 9 strong) growing development team; assign tasks, ensure projects are effectively resourced, recruit and continue to review and deliver best practice for software coding, change, release and technology approach.

Key Responsibilities:
o Lead and manage the day to day activities of the software development team
o Oversee the systems & product architecture, development and technology platforms/solutions as delivered by the development team
o Take responsibility for the personal career advancement and technology skills training of the team members
o Resource planning, recruitment and dealing with escalated technical issues
o Translating functional/technical business requirements into application code
Represent software development in management meetings and when required, stakeholder workshops
o Produce and maintain accurate project plans and provide regular updates on progress to management
Continue to review, evolve and deliver best software development standards, technology, tools and principles
o Maintain and manage relationships with vendor supplied services and applications

Key Skills:
o 3 – 5yrs + in a Software Development Manager role
o Leadership of complex bespoke MS/.NET software development of enterprise platforms and applications
o Previously lead software development teams in Agile/Scrum software development approach
o Microsoft Visual Studio 2008/2010/2012, C#, ASP.NET, MVC, SQL Server, Sharepoint
o Front-end technology – AJAX, JQuery etc.
o Web services, REST, MVC 4, Web API
o Unified Modelling Language (UML) toolset

o Beneficial;
o Heavy, big data driven applications – Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Microsoft CRM, ERP.

Personal Attributes
o Ability to lead and motivate a team of software developers
o A passion for emerging technology and new concepts
o Present a professional image while representing the company at all times
o Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral.
o Solid time management, organisational and analytical skills.
o The ability to operate whilst under time pressure and to demanding constraints.
o Provide support to other team members and value others and their opinions.
o Work as part of a team or under your own initiative, self-motivated and enthusiastic

No terminology in this advert is designed to discriminate on grounds of gender, race, colour, religion, creed, disability, age, sex or sexual orientation. Arcam Resources are an equal-opportunity employer and do not discriminate against these or any other class protected by applicable law.

Are you determined, hard-working, motivated and persuasive?

 

Company Profile

Arcam Resources, who were formed in 2009, are a small yet ambitious niche technology recruitment company who work across the Digital Media, Telecoms and financial markets. We have built an excellent client reputation through our market expertise by focusing on our core foundations of Trust, Service & Delivery.

 

We are true market specialists and completely focus our recruitment expertise across the technology skill-sets. We fully invest in our service-offering, our staff and our desire to provide our clients with the very best pre-qualified applicants available. We are equally committed to the people we serve and are driven by providing them with the best advice, guidance and prospects for their career progression that we can.

Our success and future ambitions..

Since our inception, we have doubled our turnover each year and continued to increase our impressive portfolio of clients that ranges from technology start-ups to renowned global giants within their field. We have also been fortunate enough to have developed new clients through recommendations from of our existing customers.

 

Due to this continued success we have ambitious plans for the future and to underpin these goals we are developing a completely new website and are aiming to double in size during 2013. We are proud to launch our first Apprenticeship Scheme which offers 2 apprentices the opportunity to break into the highly lucrative recruitment industry. You will be highly-driven and looking to become part of our next generation of IT Niche specialist recruiters.   

 

You and the beginnings of your career path..

The career of a recruitment consultant is challenging, rewarding and fast paced; the harder you work, the more successful you will be.

 

You will be a confident, articulate and highly motivated person who is competitive, bright, target driven and who ideally has some previous experience within sales (face to face and / or telephone sales). You will possess a solid aptitude and passion to learn new skills, our process and also aspects of technology. And, as our business is a people business, you will have an instinctive ability to listen, ask intuitive questions and quickly build rapport.

 

As your knowledge and confidence grows, so will your responsibilities and opportunity to increase your earnings. We have a clearly defined path that you can progress along as quickly as you learn and mostly importantly, as you desire!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Trainee Recruitment Consultant – Stage 1

  • Data input and data cleansing on our internal recruitment systems
  • Target market, technology and company internet research
  • Candidate searches on behalf of a Senior Recruitment Consultant
  • Candidate networking and referrals
  • Advertising Jobs through various social media and blogging websites
  • Resourcing candidates through online applicant databases
  • Calling, emailing, tracking and qualifying candidates
  • Arranging interviews and securing placements
  • Building strong working relationships with Candidates

 

As Trainee Recruitment Consultant – Stage 2

  • Vacancy generation
  • Generating new business and researching prospect clients
  • Initial stages of full 360 degree recruitment process
  • Salary / rate negotiation
  • Increasing call volumes and start to cold call prospective clients 
  • Form the initial foundations of your very own vertical technology market and the beginnings of your long-term career path with us… as one of our next generation of specialist Recruitment Consultants

 

In return..

  • £3.50 hour – option to work 30, 35 or 40 hours a week.
  • £300 – £600 OTE Monthly commission*
  • £1000 bonus for successful completion of your 12 month apprenticeship with us.
  • Supportive and friendly working environment coupled with access to all the latest recruitment tools.

 

As well as a clearly defined career path, training scheme and opportunity to progress into the recruitment industry, we have monthly incentives and a bonus of £1000 upon successful completion of your 12 month apprenticeship with us.

 

*Commission is paid upon the successful placement of an apprentice sourced candidate, for each placement you will be paid £300. We have very realistic expectations and would expect you to place one to two candidates a month, as your experience grows, so will your chances to tap into our uncapped commission structure.      

 

 

Beyond your apprenticeship..

  • The opportunity to forge your long-term recruitment career with us.
  • Becoming one of our stars of the future with options for further growth, earnings and career prospects.
  • One of the Industry’s leading recruitment commission structures. 
  • As a successful Recruitment Consultant Role; we would expect you to earn £30k OTE in your first year and £50k+ OTE in your second and successive years.

Interested..?

  • Please contact Robin Carton on 01920 877111 or 01920 872111 or email me at rjc@arcamresources.com to arrange an informal chat that normally takes place at our local Pub, Thai Restaurant or over a rack of Pool that we do on a weekly basis as a team.

 

Had enough of the daily commute to Central London

Not being fully valued and rewarded for your efforts.

 Company Profile

Arcam Resources, who were formed in 2009, are a small yet ambitious niche technology recruitment company who work across the Digital Media, Telecoms and financial markets. We have built an excellent client reputation through our market expertise by focusing on our core foundations of Trust, Service & Delivery.

We are true market specialists and completely focus our recruitment expertise across the technology skill-sets. We fully invest in our service-offering, our staff and our desire to provide our clients with the very best pre-qualified applicants available. We are equally committed to the people we serve and are driven by providing them with the best advice, guidance and prospects for their career progression that we can.

Our success and future ambitions..

Since our inception, we have doubled our turnover each year and continued to increase our impressive portfolio of clients that ranges from technology start-ups to renowned global giants within their field. We have also been fortunate enough to have developed new clients through recommendations from of our existing customers.

Due to this continued success we have ambitious plans for the future and to underpin these goals we are aiming to double in size during 2013, redevelop our website and invest further into our supporting infrastructure. We are looking for experienced recruitment consultants to become a key part of our journey and future plans. As a successful Recruitment Consultant, you will already possess a highly-driven and determined nature that will immerse well into our environment and ideally work as a vertical market recruiter within Software Development, Technical or Transformation Project / Programme Management or Infrastructure.    

 

As Recruitment Consultant

  • Target market, technology and company research
  • Candidate searches, networking and referrals
  • Resourcing candidates through internal and online applicant databases
  • Advertising Jobs through various job-boards, social media and blogging websites
  • Vacancy generation
  • Full 360 Recruitment, business development
  • Building strong working relationships with clients and candidates
  • Full account development to maximise opportunity
  • Particular emphasis on quality of service, honestly and repeat business
  • Candidate placement and post-placement care

  

One of the best commission structures AND no barrier figure..

As a Recruitment Consultant you will be provided with the following yearly Commission Scheme which is based upon the accumulative totals of placement values and contract extension revenues; from January 1st to the 31st December.

Recruitment Consultant Commission..

  • £0                                 to £29,999.99                                                      15%
  • £30,000                    to £59,999.99                                                      17.5%
  • £60,000                    to £89,999.99                                                      20%
  • £90,000                    to £119,999.99                                                    22.5%
  • £120,000                  to £149,999.99                                                   25%
  • £150,000                  to £179,999.99                                                   30%
  • £180,000                  and above                                                              40%
 

Interested..?

  • Please contact Robin Carton on 01920 877111 or 01920 872111 or email me at rjc@arcamresources.com to arrange an informal chat that normally takes place at our local Pub, Thai Restaurant or over a rack of Pool that we do on a weekly basis as a team.