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JOB DESCRIPTION PROJECT MANAGER
JOB FUNCTION:
Reporting to the Programme Manager, the role of the Project Manager is to plan, execute, and finalise projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes matrix management of resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan. The Project Manager will also define the project’s objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Direct and manage project development from beginning to end.
• Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
• Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents.
• Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
• Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
• Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.
• Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
• Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
• Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.
• Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
• Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.
• Track project milestones and deliverables.
• Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
• Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyse results, and troubleshoot problem areas.
• Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.
• Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle.
• Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project.
• Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.

SKILL/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

• 3 years direct work experience in a project management/support capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution with at least 2 years working with Agile methodologies including DSDM Atern, SCRUM or Xtreme Programming (XP).
• Certifications in PRINCE2 to foundation level.
• Strong familiarity with project management software, such as MS Project
• Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
• Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
• Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
• Flexible during times of change.
• Ability to read communication styles of team members and contractors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products.
• Experienced in PMO processes and procedures.

Work Conditions
• Additional effort may be required in order to meet project deadlines.
• Some travel may be required for the purpose of meeting with clients,

Please contact Robin Carton – rjc@arcamresources.com – 01920 877111 or 01920 872111

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This is an excellent opportunity for a growing and very ambitious full service Digital Agency based in Central London. They provide innovative solutions to a range of Global Brand names such as; Microsoft, Google, Coca-Cola, McDonalds to name a few.
The role is to manage, troubleshoot and optimise their Unix, Linux servers and related web and database components. Ensure maximum system, network and service availability and administration of operational support systems. You will also provide 3rd level support to client based projects and have involvement with documentation for the design, configuration and procedural aspects of systems.
Key skills;
 Linux Systems Administration – Redhat, RHEL
 Experience of Scripting such as; Shell, Bash, Perl, PHP, Python
 High availability server clusters
 Knowledge of Apache, Tomcat, JBOSS or similar
 Knowledge of Database Servers; MySQL, ProgresSQL
 Evaluation of 3rd party open source systems to provide and improve added functionality
Technical Environment;
Systems Administration /Systems Engineer with either Unix – Solaris, FreeBSD OR Linux – Redhat, SUSE, Debian or Ubuntu Server, Good Scripting (Shell, Bash, Perl, PHP, Python) Apache or Tomcat, or JBoss or similar with knowledge of MySQL, ProstgresSQL databases.

Call Robin Carton – rjc@arcamresources.com – 01920 877111

local and off-shore.
As Lead Scrum Master you will take responsibility for the planning and execution of software delivery using Agile principles with a demonstrable approach to using Agile methods, processes and activities. This will also incorporate formal project management to ensure projects are delivered to time-scales and expectations.
Required skills and experience;
In depth knowledge of Agile project management and Scrum frameworks
Managing project dependencies across related work-streams within an Agile approach
Solid communication skills both oral and written with the capacity of working with both business and technical stakeholders
Ability to create a collaborate Agile approach within both on and off-shore development teams
Solid coaching, mentoring and team leadership skills within an Agile approach
Experience of the facilitation and leadership of workshops and the gathering and communicating of Agile metrics
Extensive planning of Sprints, reviews and retrospection
Management of daily Scrum meetings and communication of team velocity
Agile mentoring and coaching skills
Agile training certification; Certified ScrumMaster/Certified Scrum Professional
Proven full SDLC experience as a Scrum Master for software and/or Online Applications Development
Extensive experience of Scrum principles and methods
Extensive experience of Agile prioritisation and planning

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

Job Title: Technical Business Analyst
Overall Purpose of the Position:
To assist the Product Development Team to produce accurate and detailed business specification and to translate these to technical requirements suitable for the development team leads to create detailed designs.
To work with the QA teams to develop tests plans and scripts by ensuring that they are fully briefed on the business requirements and that the plans produced these accurately reflect the requirements.
To work with the PMO to improve the product development process and to provide input to the Technology QMS.
Candidate Profile:
The ideal candidate will have 5+ years’ experience as a Business and Systems Analyst with a proven track record in producing accurate and detailed business and technical requirements documentation for large scale product developments.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
• Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis.
• Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs.
• Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyse information needs and functional requirements and deliver the following artefacts as needed: (Functional requirements (Business Requirements Document), Use Cases, GUI, Screen and Interface designs)
• Successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously
• Work independently with users to define concepts and under direction of project managers
• Drive and challenge business units on their assumptions of how they will successfully execute their plans
• Strong analytical and product management skills required, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts.
• Serve as the conduit between the customer community (internal and external customers) and the software development team.
• Develop requirements specifications according to standard templates, using natural language.
• Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyse trade-offs between usability and performance needs.
• Be the liaison between the business units, technology teams and support teams.

BA Skills:
To include 5 years’ experience in the following fields:
• UML Modelling
• Use Case Design
• Task Analysis
• Workflow Analysis
• BPM
Also the following package skills would be desirable:
• Enterprise Architect
• MS Visio
• MS Office
General Skills:
• The ability to work on multiple project simultaneously.
• Personal project management skills – ability to create and maintain project plans for work assigned and to communicate those plans to responsible managers.
• Creative skills – to develop basic user interface requirements and behaviours and explain these to the UI design team.
• Good estimation skills.
• Strong Analytical skills
• Strong communication skills and well spoken (many of our staff and clients do not speak English as a first language so we need to be very supportive).
• Must demonstrate attention to detail and strong job completion skills.
• Able to prioritise workloads and respond to tight deadlines – good timekeeping is essential.
• Willing to take responsibility for ensuring delivery of a quality service.
• Interested in learning new applications, products and techniques.

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

PMO Analyst Job Description
As a PMO Analyst, your main responsibilities will be to support, track and communicate the progress of a portfolio of software development and infrastructure projects. You will also support the Programme Manager/PMO lead on larger more complex projects.
Requirements;
 Previous experience of working within a PMO / Project Office capacity
 Ideally you will possess previous experience/qualifications within formal methodologies or frameworks such as; PRINCE2, PMI, Agile
 Excellent communication skills both oral and written with the ability to articulate and influence ideas to all levels of stakeholders
 Highly organised with excellent attention to detail
 Ability to co-ordinate and manage conflicting priorities
 Track progress of all projects coming into the Project Office, monitor and communicate progress and co-ordinate delivery dates
 Fully support projects including administration, organisation of project meetings and minutes
 Organise and facilitate closure of project and complete benefit analysis at the end of the project
 Responsible for tracking performance against new SLA’s, to ensure there are no delays of related products, or 3rd parties for critical work-streams
 Maintain existing departmental and Project Office policies and procedures
 Continue to update and improve project methodologies
 Produce a weekly performance report and monthly Project Status report
 Support all Project and Programme Managers with day to day running of project admin tasks
 Review, collate, maintain and highlight changes to project plans

For further details, please contact Robin Carton – rjc@arcamresources.com – 01920 877111

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.

Retail Banking, Insurance or a Financial Services background would be highly beneficial.

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

This is an excellent opportunity for a growing and very ambitious full service Digital Agency based in Central London. They provide innovative solutions to a range of Global Brand names such as; Microsoft, Google, Coca-Cola, McDonalds to name a few.

The role is to manage, troubleshoot and optimise their Unix, Linux servers and related web and database components. Ensure maximum system, network and service availability and administration of operational support systems. You will also provide 3rd level support to client based projects and have involvement with documentation for the design, configuration and procedural aspects of systems.

Key skills;

? Unix Systems Administration

? Linux Systems Administration

? Experience of Scripting such as; Shell, Bash, Perl, PHP, Python

? High availability server clusters

? Knowledge of Apache, Tomcat, JBOSS or similar

? Knowledge of Database Servers; MySQL, ProgresSQL

? Evaluation of 3rd party open source systems to provide and improve added functionality

Technical Environment;

Systems Administration /Systems Engineer with either Unix – Solaris, FreeBSD OR Linux – Redhat, SUSE, Debian or Ubuntu Server, Good Scripting (Shell, Bash, Perl, PHP, Python) Apache or Tomcat, or JBoss or similar with knowledge of MySQL, ProstgresSQL databases.

Call Robin Carton – rjc@arcamresources.com – 01920 877111

I am looking for a Lead Scrum Master to lead and coach two Scrum online development teams, one local and off-shore.

As Lead Scrum Master you will take responsibility for the planning and execution of software delivery using Agile principles with a demonstrable approach to using Agile methods, processes and activities. This will also incorporate formal project management to ensure projects are delivered to time-scales and expectations.
Required skills and experience;
In depth knowledge of Agile project management and Scrum frameworks
Managing project dependencies across related work-streams within an Agile approach
Solid communication skills both oral and written with the capacity of working with both business and technical stakeholders
Ability to create a collaborate Agile approach within both on and off-shore development teams
Solid coaching, mentoring and team leadership skills within an Agile approach
Experience of the facilitation and leadership of workshops and the gathering and communicating of Agile metrics
Extensive planning of Sprints, reviews and retrospection
Management of daily Scrum meetings and communication of team velocity
Agile mentoring and coaching skills
Agile training certification; Certified ScrumMaster/Certified Scrum Professional
Proven full SDLC experience as a Scrum Master for software and/or Online Applications Development
Extensive experience of Scrum principles and methods
Extensive experience of Agile prioritisation and planning

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

On behalf of my client, a Retail Bank in Central London, I am looking for a SharePoint Developer, Sharepoint Administrator. Ideally you will possess solid experience in SharePoint 2010, MOSS 2007/2010, SharePoint Search, Sharepoint templates, Visual Studio, Sharepoint Web part technologies (HTML, CSS, Javascript, XSLT, XML), ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server.
Administration experience with Sharepoint 2010, MOSS 2007 / 2010, Active Directory with Microsoft Office System and it’s integration with SharePoint. SQL Server 2008 and SQL reporting skills.

o ASP.NET, C#, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XSLT, XML development skills, Sharepoint Web Part Development
o Solid Sharepoint 2010, MOSS 2007 / 2010 development and administration skills.
o Super user and administration level experience with Microsoft Office System and its integration to SharePoint 2010.
o SQL Server reporting skills
o Excellent communication skills as you will be interacting for various IT and business related teams.
o Previous experience within a Banking, Financial Services or Insurance environment would be beneficial, although this is not essential.

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

On behalf of my client, a global online retailer, I am seeking a Senior Web Analytics Analyst, Web Analytics Manager with solid all-round Omniture, Site Catalyst knowledge. You will also possess a strong online, eCommerce and web analytics background. As a solid Omniture all-rounder, you will liaise with Senior Stakeholders, Product Owners within Marketing, Operations and Technology to ensure the implementation of Omniture updates and tagging meets the requirements of the business. This will be across existing and new functionality and products on their various large scale, high-transactional websites.

Required Skills;
 In-depth background in Web Analytics, eCommerce, SEO and online marketing
 Solid communication skills to elicit and document requirements for Omniture SiteCatalyst tagging implementation
 Good understanding on data collection and tagging solutions to maximise business benefit
 Solid understanding of Omniture to communicate the required functionality changes and tagging to be developed by the Web Analytics development team
 Understanding of Omniture architecture and trouble-shooting skills
 Ability to manage and balance the business requirements, priorities and features from the various online product owners against the technical Omniture capabilities.

Please send through your CV for immediate consideration and review for this role.

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