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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
* JSF
* Spring
* Struts
* Ajax
* Apache

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

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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

Sharepoint 2010, MOSS 2010 Consultant – Deployment / Administration
A MOSS 2010 / Sharepoint 2010 contractor is required to assist with the deployment of Sharepoint 2010. The initial installation of Sharepoint has been completed and structure created, but fundamental infrastructure issues have been identified with the deployment that requires expert assistance. Whilst Sharepoint in its current state appears to operate, overall governance, security and deployment need reviewing to enable the system to support the anticipated growth.

• Production experience with Sharepoint 2010
• Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 skills to include:
o Workflows/Sharepoint Designer 2010
o Infopath
o Webpart customisation
o Security
o Active Directory Integration
o Versioning
o Scripting
o Indexing and Searching
o Integration with Office
o Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010

Responsibilities;

• To oversee the deployment and go-live of Sharepoint 2010
• Review architecture, solution structure and functionality that has been delivered to date, particularly around areas of concern such as security, my sites and search
• To resolve any outstanding issues discovered during this review
• To review the security of Sharepoint with a particular focus on ITAR guidelines
• To advise on additional functionality that will benefit the deployment, in particular workflow and webparts
• To assist with creating an organisational structure for Sharepoint to provide flexibility for future growth
• Provide recommendations on any other changes that should be implemented with an idea of severity/impact of the issue and effort to complete the change
• To train staff in how to use Sharepoint (administrators, power users and end users)
• To document the installation for future deployments and reference

Job Description – Release Manager
 Experience in software configuration and release practices
 5 years proven history of success in project, test management and release delivery
 Self-critical and little need for direct management
 Ability to balance multiple tasks and schedules and report the status of these
 Experience of formal test methods
 Sound understanding of the full software development life cycle
 Strong skills in maintaining control over test environments
 Experience in software configuration and release practices (ITIL advantageous)
 Leadership and communication skills across all levels of stakeholders
 Has solid experience in functional and non-functional testing of web based applications
Responsibilities
 Effectively manage the end-to-end delivery of web based software applications, containing multiple interacting systems and components into a variety of environments, including functional test, UAT, integration, staging and production environments.
 Develop test plans and strategies for each project ensuring an adequate level of test coverage is achieved to deliver a quality solution to the end customer.
 Plan and manage the generation of all test scripts and test estimates
 Manage/Co-ordinate both onshore and offshore testing teams
 Manage / Co-ordinate test execution phases for the projects
 Report and communicate risks to the project team and management
 Give status reports on testing progress and outcomes to project stakeholders
 Scheduling, controlling and managing the transition of releases through the various environments from inception through to production
 Manage test environments, data and harnesses as necessary
 Experience in transition from development to support
Requirements
Education & Certification
 Foundation ITIL certification (preferred)
 College or university degree (preferred)
Personal attributes
 Excellent written and oral communication skills
 Excellent interpersonal skills
 Strong focus on quality and consistency
 Keen attention to detail
 Highly self-motivated and directed
 Very strong customer service orientation
 Ability to understand and comprehend technical concepts

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

On behalf of my client, a niche Consultancy within the Retail Banking and Finance space, I am looking for an Agile Project Manager to help my client to adopt an agile approach to their projects.
As 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.
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 call Robin Carton for a full job-description on 01920 877111 or rjc@arcamresources.com

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

Position purpose
To generate incremental revenue by creating online product interfaces and live web sites, customised to each customers requirements.
To work on New Product Development UI and presentation layer desgin and logic to meet the requirements of the company.
To create fully customised web sites on top of the internal web services to meet customer requirements.
To produce accurate estimates of effort needed to customise or build a new website based on a customers outline design.
Main tasks and responsibilities
To customise web sites to match customer requirements, look, feel, brand specification and layout.
To develop new and/or additional customisations to meet customer requirements not catered for within the standard online toolkit.
To develop bespoke web sites to customers designs integrating with the internal web services using ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server, Javascript and Ajax
To develop presentation layer designs based on written requirements and to agree these with the appropriate business managers using PowerPoint and HTML
To accurately estimate effort required to customise or develop customer websites based on the written specifications.
To develop presentation layer web pages or sites based on JSON data
To create and enhance a portfolio of dynamic reusable controls for internal applications
To create SQL Server tables within existing databases, including triggers, SQL Stored Procedures as necessary.
Additional tasks and responsibilities
To communicate with Field staff and customers to discuss and agree the level of customisations to be performed.
To conduct UNIT testing on all customisations and security testing on all presentation layer work to eliminate SQL injection and cross site scripting bugs being introduced.
Main resources and processes (tools) to get the job done
Visual Studio 2008
Web Forms 2.0
JavaScript and JSON
AJAX
CSS
HTML/XHTML
MS SQL Server 2005
Subversion source code repository
Cruise Control code integration
Web Service integration
Balanced Scorecard Objectives (insert the main Objectives for the role)
Objectives/Actions KPI/Performance Measure
Deliver Fulfilment Requests to agreed timescales
Standard sites within 10 days
Custom sites to agreed estimate
Projects to agreed project plan
Security testing performed on all customised designs
Trial New Agile Development methods Completion of agreed fulfilment tasks within agreed Sprint
Accurate estimation of fulfilment tasks
Ensure delivery of New Product Development Plan
Design tasks delivered and agreed with stakeholders to plan
Development tasks delivered to plan
Unit testing completed on all developments

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

Job Description: Web Business Analyst

Core Job Purpose

The role is Web Business Analyst, reporting in to the Head of Products. The role will be approx 70% working within the Websites Team and approx 30% to wider Business Analysis for further web product development.

The Websites Team forms a critical part of the Online function, planning, managing and delivering the websites as well as measuring performance of Group and website delivery. As a Business Analyst, this role is essential in letting us fulfil our business requirements. The role is also critical in ensuring that an appropriate level of support and stability is delivered to our website project.

The Websites Team:
• Is responsibility for the continued development of Online Products, Provides Reporting, Analytics and Business Intelligence across online portfolio
• Owns and drives a number of key projects that aim to directly improve product performance
• Executes bespoke analysis on an ad hoc basis to answer critical business questions across the Group
Job Description

Websites (70%):
• Provide business analysis and support to two critical projects in the Websites team:
• Develop and provide regular management and operational reporting. Provide insight into the performance of the website product
• Carry out bespoke in-depth analysis to help improve efficiency in the fulfillment process
• Work with management to set KPI’s and targets across the business on a quarterly basis
• Conduct competitor analysis and identify market trends to help shape the websites strategy
Wider Business Analysis (30%):
• Carry out bespoke in-depth analysis on critical business questions on products and markets.

The successful candidate will be working in a high calibre team, with direct operations exposure from day one.
Candidate Requirements

Functional knowledge & skills
• Intelligent and strategic thinker
• Strong background in analytics and business intelligence
• Strong Experience working with Microsoft Excel. Experience working with large data sets, and ideally will have experience with data management tools (such as Microsoft Access)
• Pro-active in drawing out the “So What?” from analysis
• Preferably web-savvy with some experience working on online projects

General competencies
• Quality focus, results driven, with good attention to detail
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to explain complex issues in simple terms
• Ability to provide constructive, well thought out and timely feedback
• Continuous improvement focus
• Proven skills in delivering management and stakeholder reports
• Ability to work within a large global team, and manage and prioritize workload alongside production support issues
• Strong organizational and time management skills

Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s degree in a numerical discipline is preferred though not required.
At least 2-3 years work experience in consulting or a corporate environment

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

Job Description – Release Manager

 Experience in software configuration and release practices
 5 years proven history of success in project, test management and release delivery
 Self-critical and little need for direct management
 Ability to balance multiple tasks and schedules and report the status of these
 Experience of formal test methods
 Sound understanding of the full software development life cycle
 Strong skills in maintaining control over test environments
 Experience in software configuration and release practices (ITIL advantageous)
 Leadership and communication skills across all levels of stakeholders
 Has solid experience in functional and non-functional testing of web based applications

Responsibilities
 Effectively manage the end-to-end delivery of web based software applications, containing multiple interacting systems and components into a variety of environments, including functional test, UAT, integration, staging and production environments.
 Develop test plans and strategies for each project ensuring an adequate level of test coverage is achieved to deliver a quality solution to the end customer.
 Plan and manage the generation of all test scripts and test estimates
 Manage/Co-ordinate both onshore and offshore testing teams
 Manage / Co-ordinate test execution phases for the projects
 Report and communicate risks to the project team and management
 Give status reports on testing progress and outcomes to project stakeholders
 Scheduling, controlling and managing the transition of releases through the various environments from inception through to production
 Manage test environments, data and harnesses as necessary
 Experience in transition from development to support

Requirements
Education & Certification
 Foundation ITIL certification (preferred)
 College or university degree (preferred)

Personal attributes
 Excellent written and oral communication skills
 Excellent interpersonal skills
 Strong focus on quality and consistency
 Keen attention to detail
 Highly self-motivated and directed
 Very strong customer service orientation
 Ability to understand and comprehend technical concepts

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