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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Systems Administration / Systems Engineer with Redhat / RHEL, CENTOS , Web Platforms
Scripting (such as – Shell, Bash, Perl, PHP, Python) Apache or Tomcat, or JBoss or similar with exposure / knowledge of Oracle, MySQL databases.

This is an excellent opportunity for a growing and very ambitious full service Digital Agency based in Central London who provide innovative digital solutions and online support to a number of Global Brand names and their web platforms.

The role is to manage, troubleshoot and optimise their 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 project work and have involvement with documentation for the design, configuration and procedural aspects of systems.

Key skills;
 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; Oracle, MySQL
 Evaluation of 3rd party open source systems to provide and improve progressive functionality
 Previous support of enterprise web platforms, high transactional websites would be ideal, although not essential !

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

I am currently seeking a Senior .NET WPF, WinForms developer to work on new innovative data management applications. You’ll work within a talented team, and ultimately be responsible for crafting elegant front-end applications, but be adaptable enough to turn your attention to server side coding, low-level systems coding and more.

Ideally you will be a quick learner, enjoy challenging and interesting problems, understand the technology landscape, and get a buzz from producing the simple and elegant solutions. You will also work very closely with end customers and need to ensure your code is efficient and maintainable.

Key requirements;
• Previous experience of designing and building elegant desktop applications with .NET and WPF, WinForms.
• Happy to work with cross platform or non Windows GUI frameworks, such as Cocoa or QT
• Knowledge with scripting languages, such as PHP, Perl, Python or Ruby, and command line programming.

Skills & Experience;
• Experience of working with desktop applications.
• Proven knowledge of applying skills and experience to produce stylish user applications
• Comfortable to develop within a test driven and iterative approach.
• Previous experience within an agile/lean environment and are happy dealing with change.

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

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

As part of the company’s Global Technology (GT) division which integrates operations, technology and product development to enable the right platforms in place today and into the future to meet the ever changing demands of their business partners. With over 15,000 employees GT makes sure they offer the security, reliability, speed, and simplicity that their customers look for in a platform provider.

GT is a large organization touching nearly every aspect of service delivery, including; product development; client project delivery; infrastructure operations; global service delivery; information services, strategic sourcing, and enterprise security, risk and compliance into a single end-to-end organization.

My client is now recruiting for an Enterprise Architect to support the GT organization in delivering their technology roadmap and blueprint for high performance.

Specific Responsibilities

Review new and existing IT projects/ideas, systems designs, and procurement/outsourcing plans for compliance with IT standards and architectural roadmaps.

Collaborate with end users and senior management to define business requirements for complex application development and gain buy-in for all development plans.

Consults with senior IT management on the design of moderately complex systems and projects. May consult with leadership on emerging technologies. Supports existing business systems applications from an enterprise architecture perspective working with the solutions architects for each application.

Strong understanding of how technology relates to business, market and industry and applies knowledge to support the needs of critical systems and projects.

Develop, document, communicate, and enforce a Global technology stands policy, build roadmaps and define application end of life scenarios.

Conduct research on emerging technologies in support of application development effort and recommend technologies that will increase cost effectiveness time to market

Candidate requirements

Knowledge of Java, .NET and Cobol languages, working knowledge of web services and middleware technologies, Linux/Windows, Virtualization/VMWare, performance management, application lifecycles, BPM, datawarehousing, data architecture and BI tools.

Strong knowledge of IT systems, practices and functional units.

Extensive IT related experience. Bachelor’s Degree. Advanced degree is a plus.

Financial sector experience a plus.

Strong communication skills and ability to function as the business to IT liaison

Must be a self starter with ability to work remotely.

Escalates serious issues/challenges to more senior management.

Possesses in-depth knowledge of application development technologies, tools, methodologies, the enterprise and industry.

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

Business Analyst, eCommerce, Online Media, High transactional Websites.

As part of this large online business change programme, your involvement will include;

Key tasks:
1. Planning
Gain general understanding of the current state of the business processes and workflows.
Gain in-depth understanding of the programme objectives and desired outcomes
Work with the programme manager to refine the approach for conducting the business analysis across the programme
Plan the analysis work required across the programme working with the programme manager and the project managers.
2. Business Analysis
Create the skeleton for the principle workflow required
Lead the work to review and flesh out the workflow to the level of “implementation readiness”
Support the work to plan business side testing across the workflow and business processes
Support the work, the plan and execute workflow implementation
Identify issues and solutions, and escalate to the Programme Manager where appropriate
3. Write and review documentation
Set the documentation standards for business process & workflow documentation across the programme
Write or review all business process and workflow documentation before final business approval
Certify the all agreed documentation is in place to the agreed standards before implementation commences
Regularly report back on the programme progress to the Business Management Group
4. Other key tasks
Act as an example and de-facto mentor for Business Analysts and SME’s working with the programme

Skills / Knowledge:
Proven experience in a business change environment
Proven depth of experience in creating and writing business process specifications based on high level initial requirements
Knowledge of project and programme management methodologies and tools
Meticulous organiser of time and tasks, but still able to keep the big picture in clear view
Attention to details and follow-through on tasks
Excellent communication and negotiation skills within and outside project teams
Experience:
5+ years total experience, including at least 2+ years in a analysis leadership role
Need to be capable of:
1. Technical Capability
Uses technical / job knowledge and experience to meet and exceed job requirements / customer expectations. Efficiently manages workload and projects within set timelines and to agreed budget, achieving set objectives.
2. Managing Complexity (incorporating change management and flexibility)
Is able to work effectively in a highly complex, diverse, changing environment. Maintains a high level of performance under conditions of increased pressure, competition and adversity. Proactively pursue opportunities to drive change that add value to the business.
3. Problem Solving
Takes initiative to identify current and potential problems and determines the best solution. Identifies the cause of the problem and key issues through investigation; identifies effective, logical and practical solutions.
4. Goal Setting / Short term Planning (incorporating decision making, planning, organisation and tenacity
Achieves results by setting goals using quality planning, analysis and decision making skills. Sets very structured plans and thinks through all possible contingencies.
5. Leadership (incorporating team leadership, professional impact, networking, continuing professional
Creates shared vision and passion for his/her group or business area and motivates others to work towards it. Embodies the Company’s values and beliefs and shares these with others. Able to develop a sense of the mission of the organisation or group and take action to influence to work towards accomplishment of the mission.

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

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 and will be required to have 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 team that 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 – rjc@arcamresources.com

On behalf of my client, a very successful Media Company with a broad range of very well know digital brands, i am looking for a Front End Web Developer / UI Developer for involvement on a range of new full cycle projects.

• Extensive and detailed experience working with CSS, (X)HTML, JavaScript, W3C WCAG.
• Ideally you will also possess skills such as; PHP, AJAX, JQuery — although not essential !
• Experience of bug tracking and version control systems.
• Full cycle Development of new digital brands and consumer facing websites.
• Work closely with other digital teams; UI / UX Architects, Designers and Developers.
• A good knowledge of Progressive Enhancement, accessibility and usability.
• A deep understanding of browser and platform compatibility issues.
• Strong communications skills; ability to be responsive, articulate and diplomatic under pressure.
• Must be comfortable talking about code and the requirements that shape it.
• Must enjoy the intellectual challenge of creatively overcoming or circumventing limitations.
• Confident, assured and persuasive manner.
• Adept at quickly picking up detail on workflows, technical systems and underlying dependencies.

In return is the opportunity to work for a very well-known Digital Media Giant, an exciting range of full cycle development projects within a company that provides an excellent working culture and extensive benefits package.

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

Systems Administration / Systems Engineer with Redhat / RHEL, CENTOS , Web Platforms
Scripting (such as – Shell, Bash, Perl, PHP, Python) Apache or Tomcat, or JBoss or similar with exposure / knowledge of Oracle, MySQL databases.

This is an excellent opportunity for a growing and very ambitious full service Digital Agency based in Central London who provide innovative digital solutions and online support to a number of Global Brand names and their web platforms.

The role is to manage, troubleshoot and optimise their 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 project work and have involvement with documentation for the design, configuration and procedural aspects of systems.

Key skills;
 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; Oracle, MySQL
 Evaluation of 3rd party open source systems to provide and improve progressive functionality
 Previous support of enterprise web platforms, high transactional websites would be ideal, although not essential !

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