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On behalf of my client, a very successful high-street retailer, I am looking for a Project Manager and also a Functional Business Analyst for an end-to-end ERP Financials (MS Dynamics AX) Implementation.

Both roles will require working very closely, with both internal stakeholder project teams, (to include – CFO, Senior Finance Managers and Group Finance departments) and also with the external 3rd party ERP Microsoft Dynamics AX Implementation team to ensure the customised AX modules meet business expectations.

Ideally you will have previous ERP Implementations experience, throughout the entire cycle, with MS Dynamics AX 2009 or AX2012, preferably with a finance background and qualification (Accountancy, ACCA, CIMA or similar)

For both positions – my client will also look at a solid Project Manager and Business Analyst from any other ERP Financials Implementation background such as; Epicor, Agresso, Axapta, SunSystems, SAP, JDE / JD Edwards, Oracle, Sage, IFS, CedarOpenAccounts etc

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, 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.
    Report progress, achievements, highlight risks and issues. Detail next steps and actions to achieve project goals.
  • Manage escalations promptly and sensitively through to resolution
  • Manage and arrange the team members from a technical perspective
  • Complete project closure and produce project review documentation for internal distribution

As Business Analyst;

  • Extensive involvement with requirements capture and interpretation by the facilitation and running of group workshops and various stakeholder interviews
  • Analyse current business processes and procedures to identify gaps and areas to improve process
  • Documentation of the “as is” and “to be” business processes workflows/business rules
  • Support the Programme and Project Management team in driving forward the business process change requirements
  • Assist in the creation of the overall roadmap to help scope, identify and align the change programme priorities to the business objectives and timelines.
  • Demonstrable experience of business process workflows, customisation and implementation around finance modules.
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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

Work with IT Ops team to manage and maintain the infrastructure of 300 – 400 servers running the following technologies:
• Linux (Ubuntu)
• Apache
• NginX
• MySql
• Puppet
• VMWare
• SAN(Netapp, 3PAR)
• TCPIPNetworking (Cisco switches, routers)
• CiscoFirewalls
Desired Skills & Experience
• Highly proficient with Linux in a web server environment
• Understanding of at least one development language
• Proven track record implementing and maintaining a configuration management system like Puppet or similar for a large serverbase
• Understanding of technologies required to build a scalable infrastructure
• Experience managing and maintaining large amounts of servers (200+)
• Scripting
• Exposure to virtualisation technologies such asVMware, Xen or KVM etc.
• Exposure to SAN technologies such as NetApp and3PAR
• Deep technical understanding of Linux internals
Desirable skills:
• Exposure to cloud based infrastructure offerings such as EC2, S3 or Slicehost
• Experience with Ruby, Python, Java or C

Please contact Peter Jackson – pj@arcamresources.com – 01920 877111

Job Title Systems Administrator
Location London
Role Responsibilities We are looking for a Systems Administrator to be based at our central London office, whose objectives are to ensure maximum server and related storage availability, performance, and also to support both external and internal customers.
The primary responsibility of the Systems Administrator is the day-to-day operation of server and storage infrastructure, which is a multiple vendor environment to include; HP, Redhat / RHEL, VMWare and EMC.
Other responsibilities:
• Administrator and maintain all internal operational support systems and infrastructure services such as; web / email services, DNS, authentication servers and other related operational tools
• Ensure maximum systems, storage & services availability through proactive maintenance, monitoring, and subsequent alerting
• Respond rapidly by identifying and resolving any application, database or operating systems related faults
• Manage, troubleshoot and optimise Unix (mainly Linux) servers, storage and related network components
• Provide 3rd line support to the Client Support Group for remote and wireless equipment, work with partners and vendors to resolve any equipment or service issues
• Execute routine system and storage management tasks; to include scheduled changes, executing incident escalation, status or issue reporting
• Preparation of reports on areas of Unix and Database operation to include inventory, utilization and accounting reports.
• Documentation of designs, configurations and procedures for system and storage administration
• Contribute to the design, scope and systems implementation of new solutions for upcoming projects
• Support day-to-day service operation and planning tasks

Skills Required In addition to the list skills and experiences required to meet the Role Responsibilities, the applicant will need to have the following:
• B.Sc. Computer Science or an equivalent technical qualification
• 3+ years’ experience (commercial) of Linux Administration
• 2+ years’ experience of both Server and Storage virtualisation
• 2+ years’ experience of shell scripting (Perl, Python, Bash etc)
• Possess solid monitoring, automation and configuration management
• Knowledge of commands, utilities and concepts such as; Apache, FTP, SMTP, IMAP, POP, SSH, basic permissions, Conf files / Cron Tasks
• The capability and willingness to work occasional long hours and/or under pressure
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Fluent in English – excellent oral and written skills

Please contact Peter Jackson – pj@arcamresources.com – 01920 877111

The role:
The person will provide support for the daily operational activities within the Unix and VMware related environments and where required provide support and advice to project related activities.
The post will report directly into the Unix Team Lead and will be based in London.
The Person:
You will need a proven track record within a third line support team and be able to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability, as well as excellent problem solving capability. In addition the following skill sets will be sought:
• Extremely organised with a keen eye for detail;
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
• Strong interpersonal and consultative skills;
• Able to prioritise and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment;
• Able to work to tight time-scales;
• Highly self-motivated;
• Exceptional customer service;
• Analytical and methodical in approach to troubleshooting;
• Able to work with other Infrastructure Teams and team members;
Education/qualifications:
• Degree qualified desirable
• Red Hat Certificated Engineer (RHCE) desirable
• VMware Certified Professional desirable
Work experience:
• 3-5 plus years experience working with Unix related technologies at an enterprise level
Desirable technical skills:
• Excellent knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, 6
• Good knowledge of enterprise storage technologies (SAN, NFS, RAID)
• Good scripting/programming ability including Perl, Shell and PHP
• Good knowledge of OS deployment technologies including Kickstart
• Good knowledge of enterprise class server hardware including HP, and Dell
• Experience with VMware vSphere 4-5 an advantage
• Solid understanding of virtualisation concepts
• Working knowledge of monitoring systems including Nagios, Cacti HP SIM
• Working knowledge of database administration including Oracle and MySQL
• Working knowledge of HTTP (Apache), Squid, SMTP (Postfix), FTP (ProFTPD), AFP (Netatalk), NFS, Samba (CIFS), DNS

Please contact Peter Jackson – pj@arcamresources.com – 01920 877111

On behalf of my client, a very well-known Media Giant with a number of leading Digital Brands, I am looking for a Unix Team Leader / Linux Team Leader. This is an excellent opportunity to work within a very friendly and leading edge technical environment. As team leader, you will take day-to-day responsibility of the Unix / Linux Administration team, related systems and play a lead role in enterprise project work.

Education/qualifications:
• Degree qualified desirable
• Red Hat Certificated Engineer (RHCE) desirable
• VMware Certified Professional desirable
Work experience:
• 5-7 plus years working with Linux, VMware and related technologies at an enterprise level
Essential technical skills:
• Excellent knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, 6 and associated technologies
• Excellent knowledge of VMware vSphere 4 .x (5.0 desirable)
Desirable technical skills:
• Good knowledge of enterprise storage technologies (SAN, NFS, ISCSI, RAID)
• Good scripting/programming ability including Perl, Shell and PHP
• Good knowledge of OS deployment technologies including Kickstart/Jumpstart
• Good knowledge of enterprise class server hardware including HP and Dell
• Good knowledge of DNS, FTP, SMTP, HTTP, NFS
• Solid understanding of virtualisation concepts
• Working knowledge of monitoring systems including Nagios, Cacti and RRD
• Working knowledge of database administration including Oracle and MySQL
• Working knowledge of Oracle clusters using Symantec/Veritas Clustering solutions
• Working knowledge of Apache, Squid, Postfix, ProFTPD
• Experience with Solaris and Sun hardware a bonus

Please contact Peter Jackson – pj@arcamresources.com – 01920 877111

On behalf of my client, a global provider of eCommerce Products and Services to multiple markets, I am looking for a Senior Product Development Manager (PDM) to work within their specialist and growing Automotive Division.

As PDM, you will lead a team of 4 Product Managers and take day responsibility for ensuring efficient and effective running of the Department.

In addition the PDM will be the lead person of several virtual teams leading programme / project delivery.

Requirements;O

• Minimum 4 years Line management experience of a team consisting of 2 or more people
• Minimum 2 years (ideally 4+ years) product management experience with demonstrable success in defining and launching products within the Automotive Industry
• Minimum 5 years automotive knowledge working for an Automotive OEM, ideally from varying departments within an OEM
• Experience in using data from various sources, to create reports about the competitive set and environment
• Strong knowledge of OEM’s product lifecycle processes
• Experience working in the OEM’s central functions is desired but not mandatory
• Experience in writing business cases
• Programme / Project management experience, including using project planning tools is strongly desired, but not mandatory
• Experience in writing business requirement documents is desired but not mandatory

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Work closely with the Software Development Manager.
• Architect and develop .NET services in accordance with technical requirements extending functionality to existing programme portfolio’s.
• Code analysis (Refactoring), requirements analysis, identification of code metrics, system risk and software reliability analysis.
• Provide technical leadership to existing .NET team members
• Written unit tests in conjunction with project developments to aid automated white box testing (TDD).
• Provide assistance to QA analysts as needed to determine system problems.
• Respond promptly and professionally to bug reports.
• Support, maintain and document software functionality.
• Research and recommend software tools to management.

SKILL/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

• Experience 5+ years
• Proficient in the following disciplines:
o .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0
o C# .NET, ASP .NET, WCF, MVC
o ADO .NET, Linq to SQL, POCO, ORM’s
o HTML, CSS, Java Script, VB Script, IIS 6.0, 7.0 and 7.5 (Not essential), XML/XSL/XSLT
o ReSharper, FXcop, StyleCop, StructureMap, Moq, NinJect

Please contract Robin Carton – 01920 877111

VP of Technology, IT Director, CTO, Technology Director, Head of IT, Programme Director

On behalf of my client, a leader within their field, I am recruiting a VP of Technology to lead a cross functional team of currently c50/60 people.

Due to my clients ambitious plans to increase their market-share and supporting IT capabilities, this is a newly created role. You will be required to harmonise a cohesive set of services to the business globally by aligning their Technology offering across Product/Applications Development, Programme Office, Operations and ultimately creating a Shared Service capability.

As part of the Technology expansion programme, it has been acknowledged that more emphasis is required on the strategic planning and delivery of Technology and other strategic projects.

Technology Management and Development

To develop and lead a more effective Technology organisation, managing and developing the technologies required to meet the Business plan targets.

To ensure the efficient use of technology infrastructure, including the development and maintenance of technical and applications architectures.

To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of technology infrastructure and processes.

To deliver internal technology support capabilities in line with defined service level agreements.

Programme Management

Oversee the management of the Programme Office ensuring programme activities are being managed in accordance with business priorities, supported by accurate resource planning.

Product Development

To provide leadership in technology acquisition and development, including being responsible for technology roadmap.

In conjunction with Business Development and Sales, to develop and deliver Propositional Road Map in line with the business strategy.

Cost Control

To manage a multi-million GBP IT budget.

IT Policy and Procedures

To ensure IT policies are being adhered to across the business including customer data security and disaster recovery.

Preferred Skills and Experience

Previous experience of online/eCommerce products, applications development.

Data intensive systems/applications, such as; Content Management Systems, Data warehouse, ERP

Experience of working with Technology solution providers and Integrated Service Providers.

Experience of delivering shared service capabilities to a global business.

Leading product retirement and succession programmes.

Experience of Technology and technical organisation transformation programmes.

Experience of setting up and/or managing a global Shared Service Centre.

A technology ambassador to the business.

Driving efficiencies and cost through the Technology footprint – outsourcing, managed services, integrated business systems

Skills capability assessment and new skills adoption.

Product Legacy and retirement programmes.

Experience of working in a strong people culture organisation.

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

On behalf of my client, a Global Banking organisation, I am looking for an experienced Programme Director with a solid Technical Infrastructure and Banking backgroud.

Proven experience within a Programme Director Capacity managing large-scale technical service delivery environments, around operational issues and subsequent resolution, inclusive of advanced incident and problem analysis

• Large volume financial services environments, ideally within Retail banking environments would be ideal.
• ITIL certification, with particular hands on experience within a infrastructure environment

• Infrastructure Architecture;
o Large Mainframe Environments
o Complex Telecommunication
o Distributed Technology Systems
o Enterprise Storage

• Applications
o Design
o Build

• IT Operations
o Experienced in the managing of operations with first hand experience of driving the coordination of change, incident restoration, problem analysis as well as both internal and external executive communications.
o ITIL – Incident, Problem and Change

• Financial Business / Retail Banking Operations
o Treasury
o Settlement & Reporting
o ATM operations

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