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Project Manager, Change Manager, Retail Banking, Retail Banking Platform Migration, Data Migration, Credit Card Processing Systems; TSYS TS2, VisionPlus, Vision Plus, Vision+, FirstVision, CAMS etc. On behalf of my client, I am seeking a Structured Project Manager with a proven track record of delivering full cycle change/migration projects from initial scope, design to implementation which incorporates both business process and IT systems change. As Project Manager within a very large and complex Programme, you will be required to ensure business requirements are captured and correctly interpreted, identify and engage with business stakeholders, create projects plans and progress reports whilst managing the technical team, issues and risks to the project. Ideally a previous background within large-scale banking environments, software development life-cycles, data migration and structured change programmes is required. Highly beneficial is Credit Card Processing Platforms experience such as; TSYS TS2, VisionPlus, Vision Plus, Vision+, FirstVision, CAMS etc. Project Manager, Change Manager Retail Banking, Retail Banking Platform Migration, Data Migration, Cr redit Card Processing Systems; TSYS TS2, Equasion, VisionPlus, Vision Plus, Vision+, FirstVision, CAMS etc. Please send me your CV for immediate consideration and review.

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

Job Description – Programme Manager

On behalf of my client, a large Tier 1 Global Consultancy, I am looking for two Senior Programmes with a strong Business Transformation and financial services / banking backgrounds;

• Credit Cards and Payment Systems
• Core Banking Systems
• Corporate Banking
• Investment Banking
• Insurance

Main Job Purpose
 To take total accountability for planning, structuring, leading and executing programmes of high risk and complexity. Responsible for managing the programme team consisting of project management, business analysis and software development staff.

 Duties and Responsibilities
 Manage the programme’s budget on behalf of the programme director, monitoring the expenditures and costs against delivered and realised benefits as the programme progresses.
 Plan the programme and monitoring its overall progress, resolving issues and initiating corrective action as appropriate.
 Management and analysis of issues.
 Build, manage and motivate the Programme team.
 Ensure the delivery of new products or services from the projects is to the appropriate levels of quality, on time and within budget, in accordance with the programme plan.
 Be responsible for the quality assurance and overall integrity of the programme.
 Manage third party contributions to the programme as appropriate.
 Communicate with all stakeholders.
 Manage both the dependencies and the interfaces between projects.
 Manage the risks to the programme’s successful outcome.
 Report progress of the programme at regular intervals to the programme director.

Skills / Attributes Required
 A minimum of 8 years experience in Project / Programme Management using leading methodologies and processes.
 Experience of managing multiple parties including Senior Project Managers and third party vendors on high profile and technologically innovative enterprise solutions
 The ability to manage large teams (50-80) across multiple locations
 Prince 2 level training or equivalent.
 MS Project.
 Understand budgetary control and resource allocation procedures.
 Ability to create a sense of community amongst the disparate members of the programme teams.

This is an excellent opportunity within a growing and ambitious company that is looking to float (options available) in the not too distant future.

Responsibilities
• Planning and executing technical projects that continually improve client offering and support new websites and products, including roll out across the portfolio of sites
• Estimating, scheduling, and determining resource allocation for software development tasks within the team – make outsourcing decisions where necessary – in order to meet the requirements and priorities of the business
• Providing management and leadership to the assigned development team, managing their tasks for effective delivery, mentoring, skills and career development, recruitment, performance management, etc.
• Ensuring that the assigned development team makes commitments it can stick to, delivering good quality software when promised. Provide good visibility of progress. Highlighting and addressing risks and issues. Giving the development team a clear direction and motivate team members.
• Implementing and consistently applying appropriate development practices (agreed with the CTO) to ensure technical quality
• Ensuring that the technical architecture of the development team’s solutions is sound, with appropriate consideration for performance, scalability, security, extensibility, support & maintenance, etc.
• Continuing to take responsibility for some hands-on development projects
• Ensuring a rapid response to support issues, providing appropriate advice and solutions in a timely manner.
• Working with third party technology providers to ensure successful integration with sites and services

Required Experience
• Previous experience in online development, working in a multi-website environments (currently 60+, looking to scale to c250 websites)
• Proven track record developing high volume, high performance web applications.
• Significant experience and an advanced level of competence working in each of the following is essential: PHP, MySQL, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, AJAX, Linux Apache and XML
• Experience of the following is highly desirable: asp and vbscript, squid and reverse squid or similar, load balancing, linux administration, windows server administration, terminal services, PCI compliance
• Strong project management skills including estimation and requirements definition/evaluation.
• QA experience or a good understanding of QA processes
• Line management experience providing leadership to a team of high calibre technical individuals.
• Strong delivery focus and passion for quality and innovation; solution orientated with great problem solving skills; a highly motivated individual able to work flexibly in high-growth commercial environment

Job Description
Position:
Based in prestigious offices in Central London, you will manage a growing team of implementation consultants. This team will manage the full life cycle implementation of Asset Management, Hedge Fund and Compliance solutions in respect of front-office investment processes. You will also manage general consultancy services around these related products such as installations, training, business and technical reviews and configuration of new functionality.

Responsibilities will include:
• Managing the team of Implementation Consultants for Asset Management and Hedge Fund Solutions
• Plan resource allocation
• Act as a Project Manager and Lead for complex implementation projects
• Manage the transition of clients from Projects to Operational Support
• Mentor, motivate and lead the team
• Take ownership for continuous process improvement

Required Skills
• Strong team leadership & people management ability
• Excellent communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills are essential
• Convey engaging, informative and well-organised presentations
• Excellent Structured Project Management skills are required

For a full Job Desciption, please contact Robin Carton – rjc@arcamresources.com – 01920 877111

On behalf of my Global Investment Bank, I am looking for an experienced Oracle DBA that has also some administration experience of SQL Server. You will help take day to day responsibility of their production database infrastructure; tuning, patching, installs, upgrades, DR, health checks etc. Any previous experience of Oracle 10g to Oracle 11g migrations would be also be beneficial.

Required Experience:
– Oracle 10g, 11g, Oracle RAC, Oracle TNS
– Some experience of – SQL Server 2005, 2008
– ASM
– RMAN
– Grid Control
– Dataguard
– SQL
– Unix, Linux
– Shell Scripting
– SAN Technologies

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

A Large Digital Media Company who provide a wide variety of B2C and B2B Products and Services are looking for an experienced Programme Manager.

Take ownership of the IT and Business process alignment and implementation of a new Project / Programme Delivery methodology across multiple digital businesses.
Look a new ways to deliver and improve project / programme capabilities within a multi-channel environment, and enhance their client satisfaction
Work within a globally distributed model with Business Units across the World, in-house and overseas development functions and outsourced vendors.
Travel, extensive business facing and managing multiple con-current projects is required
Proven background of managing Business Transformation Programmes within a large scale Digital / Online Business.

For a full Jobspec, please contact Robin Carton 01920 877111 or rjc@aramresources.com

Experience of:
* Has proven solution architect and technical leadership skills of complex integration projects.
* Working within agile and iterative project delivery methodologies, eg Scrum
* Experience and proven knowledge of system architecture frameworks and process, and the concepts of loosely coupled architectures based on Service Orientated Architecture (SOA)
* A range of platforms and solid skills across several enterprise technologies, including J2EE multi-tier architectures, and Portal technologies
* Database and data models
* Content management and search
* Experience with customer and stakeholder management
* Integration with ERP platforms
* Security implications
* TOGAF beneficial
* Ideally a business management or IT qualification
* Estimating, project planning and scheduling
Java, J2EE
* Application Servers, eg Tomcat, JBoss, WebSphere
* Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and web services technologies, ESB
* JSF
* Spring
* Struts
* Ajax
* Apache

Experience of:
* Has proven solution architect and technical leadership skills of complex integration projects.
* Working within agile and iterative project delivery methodologies, eg Scrum
* Experience and proven knowledge of system architecture frameworks and process, and the concepts of loosely coupled architectures based on Service Orientated Architecture (SOA)
* A range of platforms and solid skills across several enterprise technologies, including J2EE multi-tier architectures, and Portal technologies
* Database and data models
* Content management and search
* Experience with customer and stakeholder management
* Integration with ERP platforms
* Security implications
* TOGAF beneficial
* Ideally a business management or IT qualification
* Estimating, project planning and scheduling
Java, J2EE
* Application Servers, eg Tomcat, JBoss, WebSphere
* Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and web services technologies, ESB
* JSF
* Spring
* Struts
* Ajax
* Apache