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Oracle 11g, PL/SQL, Oracle Forms, Oracle Reports, Oracle ADF, Application Development Framework, Oracle Fusion, Java, J2EE. New build projects.

On behalf of my client, a successful household name, I am looking for an Oracle Developer with previous experience of Oracle ADF, Application Development Framework and/or Oracle Fusion, Java, J2EE and Components such as; BPEL, ESB, SOA SERVER, WEBCENTER SERVER, SSO Server, OID, APEX, FORMS and REPORTS. This is for range of brand new development projects, as my client is looking to fully utilise the Oracle 11g, Fusion, ADF technology stack and completely integrate and streamline their services and product offering across the web.

You will be working in a large development team with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to gather user requirements whilst working alongside the business analyst team, prepare functional and technical spec’s through to development and post implementation support. Projects will range in scope, complexity and delivery timeframes.

In return is an excellent working environment within a very friendly team, a wide range of challenging projects with a leadership that who encourages and empowers its development team.

Key skills; Oracle 11g, PL/SQL, Oracle Forms, Oracle Reports, Oracle ADF, Application Development Framework, Oracle Fusion, Java, J2EE. New build projects.

Please contact Robin Carton: : 01920 877111

Job Title: ASP.NET, C#, SQL Developer

Reporting to: Development Manager/Development Team Leader

Overall Purpose of the Position:
Working in the Technology Division – Software Development Team, you will play a hands-on in developing the current and next generation of software applications based upon existing n-tier architecture.

Candidate Profile:
This role requires a candidate who:
 Has at least 4 years Internet design and software development experience
 Has at least 4 years either C#.NET
 Has at least 3 years experience using MS SQL server
 Has at least 2 years ASP.NET development using Web services
 Has experience in developing server side applications
 Is comfortable working in a team environment or independently
 Has gained a good grounding in development and is looking for the next step up.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
 Experienced enough to offer technical advice to your peers
 Capable of taking a concept and translating it into a customer facing application
 Providing input to the planning and estimating phases of new projects
 Research, design, development and unit testing of assigned work in the course of project delivery

Other Job Requirements:
 Troubleshooting reported problems for diagnosis and workarounds
 Seek improvements in assigned projects on an ongoing basis

 The ideal candidate would preferably have an IT degree.

 Analysis of detailed system specification documents
 Writing detailed functional specifications documents
 Software development for browser based applications in a n-tier architecture
 Multi-task in a dynamic environment

Personal Attributes:

Candidates should be articulate, self-confident, self-motivated and results driven.
Strong interpersonal skills are essential, as are persuasiveness and persistence.
A flexible, professional attitude with a respect for the existing company culture but able to support change management process when and if necessary.
Solutions focussed.

Please contact Robin Carton: : 01920 877111

In a client facing capacity, this will suit a Web Designer that has a strong and demonstrable background in both website and graphic design. You will possess a solid and proven commercial background in web design and UX design and ideally have a portfolio of your previous work.

• Leading a small team of web / visual designers
• Creation of compelling concepts and designs from client briefs
• Attending both pre and post sales client meetings

Required skills:
• Commercial experience of Information Architecture, grid design, execution of branding / style guidelines.
• Solid experience with XHTML, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, (ideally JQuery), Illustrator, Photoshop.
• Good experience of working to W3C Accessibility standards
• Excellent Visual Design Skills
• A good understanding of cross browser design

Desirable skills:
• jQuery
• WordPress
• Flash

Please contact Robin Carton : : 01920 877111

Project Manager Vacancy

Roles & Responsibilities

As Project Manager you will manage a number of con-current technology projects undertaken for a variety of blue chip clients. You will be 50% project manager, 40% account manager and 10% mentor encouraging skill development within the delivery organisation.
Your involvement with the projects will begin early in the life-cycle, where you will be heavily involved in creating the technical and commercial proposals, and you will continue with the project through to its successful delivery to the client, and hopefully follow-up sales.
An essential part of the role will be the management of the client relationships where you will be the focal point for all client communications. This will require you to both think about the project at a high level while at the same time understanding the project at a detailed level.
You will work closely with the project’s Technical Manager to oversee the project on a day to day basis. With the support of the Technical Manager, you will apply the programme management methods, processes and tools needed to ensure that projects are correctly defined, planned, costed, resourced, and tracked. You will also be a mentor to the team, providing a sounding board and advice to help progress the project as needed.

The ideal candidate will be a commercially savvy experienced manager with a strong technical background and proven track record in a consultancy business. Experience of running highly distributed teams across multiple time zones would be a great advantage, as would experience of working on commercially based open source based projects.
• Full lifecycle project management, including: project planning, project monitoring, project reporting, and project financials
• Account management, including stakeholder management and commercial management of the engagement
• People management, including mentoring
• Developing and championing best practices
• Awareness of technology development from a conceptual to a practical level (e.g. in terms of testing, build and integration, and defect management), ideally in an open source environment
• Presentation and communication skills
• Problem solving skills and a delivery-focused attitude
• Planning and organisational skills
• Team building skills, especially the ability to motivate others and build team morale
• Interest and enthusiasm to use and learn new software packages, in particular open source solutions
• Familiarity with agile software development methodologies

Please contact Robin Carton : : 01920 877111

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

• 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

Please contact Robin Carton – or 01920 877111

As lead architect you will help to establish best practices, supporting critical issues and serve as counsel for other architects.
You will partner with other senior architecture leaders to align enterprise, domain and solution architecture areas of work. Heading the team you will define overall strategy and co-ordinate work within a divisional unit.

With ownership of high level design you will be responsible for all aspects of architecture to drive the correct balance between business need and total cost of ownership.

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 front to back banking 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
* Spring
* Struts
* Ajax
* Apache

Please contact Robin Carton; — 01920 877111

The Web Product Manager is responsible for the following Web products; Facebook Pages, Mobile Websites, Google Places, SEM and Websites Platform and Templates.

• Critically evaluate new internet products and define their market potential for external customers.
• Define Business Cases for new and existing Web products.
• Identify upsell opportunities for Web products.
• Produce Product Definitions for Web products.
• Manage the delivery of products within an AGILE (SCRUM) framework. This will require the definition and management of a Product Backlog and potential management of the delivery team.
• Produce product use cases, test scripts and test scenarios.
• Manage the delivery of business requirements, for the definition of the following and similar products:
o Mobile Websites
o Google Places
o Facebook Pages
o Website Platform and Templates
o Video
o Additional modules such as ecommerce, booking and reservation forms etc
• Manage product change requests.

Functional knowledge & skills
• Must have prior experience of website / on-line business (not a pre-requisite). Must have Experience in at least two roles that demonstrate a track record in product management and AGILE (SCRUM) methodologies.
• Deep domain knowledge of the on-line business sector (especially for product definition).
• Exposure to multi-channel digitally-based services, with International experience

Generic management competencies
• Strong analytical & problem solving skills. Quick learner.
• Methodical and procedural in approach, ensuring adherence to quality processes.
• Proven communication skills in a matrix-ed, multi-cultural environment. Able to de-construct complex issues and explain to stakeholders.
• “Can-do” attitude, drive for results.
• Excellent leadership skills and the ability to create a sense of community across disparate stakeholders.
• Mobile, flexible, able to work effectively remotely and with minimal supervision.
• A team player.

University graduate with a degree or further studies in Online technologies, IT or a related subject

Please contact; Robin Carton – — 01920 877111

ASP.NET, C#, ASP.MVC, SQL Server, AJAX, JQuery, JavaScript, HTML, XML, CSS – Training to .NET (4.0)
On behalf of my client, a multi-award full service digital media agency who work with some of the top and most distinguishable brands in the world (Microsoft, Nike, Coca Cola to name a few!), I am looking for an ASP.NET Developer to join their Web Development Team. To succeed in this role, you will require a good understanding of commercial website development.

You will also possess excellent interaction skills as you will play an active part throughout the entire Project Lifecyle and work with Account/Product Managers, Technical Architecture and the Web Design, UX, UI Teams. This position also offers excellent career progression prospects for a passionate team player towards Lead Developer, Team Lead or Technical Architecture Roles. You will also receive .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010 training if you do not already have commercial experience.
Required Skills;
Ø C#
Ø ASP.NET 3.5, 4.0
Ø ASP.NET MVC (desirable)
Ø Visual Studio 2008/2010
Ø SQL Server (T-SQL development desirable)
Ø Web Services; RESTful, SOAP (desirable)
Ø JavaScript (Inc libraries JQuery – desirable)
Ø Open source technology; LAMP, PHP (desirable)

Ø OO, Design Patterns and UML (desirable)
Ø Structured testing approach; unit test, continuous integration
Ø Working within Agile environments; (Scrum, TDD etc – desirable)
Ø High Transactional dynamically driven Websites (desirable)
Ø E-Commerce Websites (desirable)
Ø Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

In return is an excellent and relaxed working environment, solid training programme with a structured career path, contributory stakeholder pension scheme, generous holiday allowance (28 days), employee private medical cover, Life assurance, Personal Accident Insurance, Season Ticket Loan.

Contact Robin Carton: – 01920 877111

On behalf of my client, a Digital Agency based in Central London, I am looking for client facing Project Manager with a strong online, and ideally, technical background.

Previous experience of projects across; Dynamic Websites, CMS (Content Management Systems) driven web builds, E-Commerce, SEO, PPC, Microsites, Digital Marketing, Virul Marketing, Social Networking, Facebook applications etc., Online Advertising, Online Banners, Digital Campaigns, Email Marketing, Rich Media, Interactive Content etc….

As digital project manager you will;

 Take responsibility for determining the project timescales, approach and resources required
 Drive the team and available resources in line with this plan.
 Creation of the Project Plan, Requirements / Design Spec, UAT and all other project documentation in line with agreed templates.
 Ensure daily and weekly measurement of the plan against actuals, taking corrective measures where appropriate.
 Instigate and manage processes for managing change to project requirements.
 Instigate and manage processes for tracking hours spent on project by the team and provide the necessary commercial (e.g. hours and rates) input to the finance team and the customer.
 Ensure appropriate commercial cover is in place for any work we undertake on its clients or partners behalf.
 Report progress internally and with the customer weekly. Document achievements, highlight risks and issues. Detail next steps and actions to achieve project goals.
 Manage escalations promptly and sensitively through to resolution
 Ensure with the team the compliance of the final solution to the agreed acceptance criteria and liaison with customer for the same
 Manage and arrange the team members from a technical perspective, feeding into the Resource Manager with input for Performance Reviews
 Mentor the project team and client as appropriate.
 Complete project closure and produce project review documentation for internal distribution

Please contact Robin Carton – 01920 877111 or

.NET Developer, ASP.NET, C#, XHTML, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, JQuery.
This is a fantastic opportunity for two .NET developers within an environment where continuous development and self progression is very much encouraged.

On behalf of my client, an Asset Management company based in very prestigious Central London offices, I am looking for two .NET / ASP.NET Developers with 2 years+ commercial .NET development experience. All new development will be carried out in .NET v4 and Visual Studio 2010. You will be involved with new feature developments (new product launch development and a new financial reporting system) bug fixes, upgrading code to the latest .NET v4 framework, monitoring SEO, investigating new emerging technologies and have extensive involvement in whole development life cycle projects.

Required skills;
 ASP.NET 2.0 or above (new work done in 4.0)
 C# and/or VB.NET Development
 Object Oriented concepts
 JavaScript
 Cross-browser compatibility (PC & MAC)
 Relational Database (Oracle and/or MS-SQL)

Desired skills;
 Database normalisation
 JQuery
 Object Oriented design patterns
 W3C conformity
 Knowledge of full development life cycle

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