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Monday, 16 October 2017 11:23

Technical Test Analyst / The Hague

Endeavour Recruitment has an excellent contract opportunity for a skilled Technical Test Analyst to join a European client in the Hague on an initial 3-month contract with strong possibility of extension.

Required skills and experience :

  • 5 years + Software testing experience
  • 3 + years experience organizing/executing Non-Functional Systems or Operational Acceptance Testing (OAT) of developed applications and/or tests on ICT infrastructure changes covering aspects such as efficiency, backup & restore, disaster recovery, ICT security, monitoring, installations.
  • 1 year + experience in testing of (Windows/Linux) servers and network infrastructure, including aspects like VLANs, firewalls, load balancing, certificates, server hardening and patching.
  • A years experience testing client infrastructure, ie PC/laptop/mobile/tablet/printer including operating system upgrades, hardening, GPOs, Client apps, Client virtualization.
  • 6 months + experience in testing/scripting infrastructure packages in relation to servers in a virtualized environment (eg VMware) using DevOps approaches.
  • A minimum of 6 months experiences testing of supporting services, such as Active Directory, LDAP, MS Exchange, PKI, Queueing systems.
  • Knowledge of continuous testing of ICT infrastructure packages deployed using a DevOps approach.
  • Knowledge of scripting with PowerShell
  • Knowledge on structured test approaches & techniques on higher test levels (eg System-testing, Operational Acceptance Testing)
  • Knowledge of testing the following Software Quality Characteristics: Functionality, Technical Security, Usability, Efficiency, Reliability, Maintainability, Portability.
  • Knowledge of security vulnerability scanning tools (eg NESSUS, OWASP ZAP).
  • Knowledge of using performance test tools (eg Visual Studio Load tests, HP Loadrunner, jMeter).
  • Knowledge of centralised monitoring tools (eg SCOM, Nagios) and/or, virtualization consoles (eg vSphere).
  • ISTQB and/or ITIL certified

Please get in touch for further details regarding this role.

 

 

 

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Monday, 25 September 2017 15:00

Backup Consultant

Our large technology services client seeks an experienced Backup Consultant to undertake a 6 month contract with likely extension(s) and based in Newcastle. There is a day rate of up to £300 available for this contract.

In this client facing role, the Backup Consultants will be responsible for;

  • Producing part or all of the technical solution in accordance with an agreed technical design
  • Ensuring that project deliverables are completed accurately and on time
  • Escalating issues, problems, risks, and constraints to the appropriate parties for clarification and resolution
  • Engineering of end to end backup infrastructure solutions as required
  • Keeping abreast of new/emerging technology
  • Design, development, implementation methodology and the practical application of ITIL practices and processes
  • Documenting project requirements, risks, design, test plans, deployment procedures and operation/support procedures

Your skills set will need to be a close match to the following;

  • Expertise in Symantec Netbackup, HP Data Protector or EMC Networker.
  • Automated Tape Library Experience (Small, Medium and Large)
  • Virtual Tape Library Experience (StoreOnce or Data Domain)
  • Storage Area Network Experience (Brocade, Cisco and or McData)
  • Fibre Channel Host BUS Adapter Experience
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience engineering and supporting enterprise BUR solutions
  • Scripting experience
  • Familiar with Linux, Solaris, AIX & Windows troubleshooting.

Please APPLY TODAY to be considered for the excellent contract opportunity.

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Endeavour Recruitment has a FANTASTIC opportunity for an experienced 2nd Line Support Engineer who currently holds NATO Secret Security Clearance.

Responsibilities:

  • Resolution of issues or problems that are beyond 1st level capabilities but below 3rd level;
  • This will include, potentially
  • Applying software patches
  • Incident and request handling as required
  • Enterprise-wide monitoring of their service
  • Event Management
  • Support to Service Change as directed by the SDM, and approved by the DCO
  • System Security Administration
  • Applying contingency procedures / solutions
  • Providing updates to incidents records commensurate with their assigned priority and CSLA response times
  • Providing accurate post incident and post problem resolution statements for the SKMS knowledge database; and
  • Escalation to 3rd Level personnel of issues or problems that are beyond their 2nd Level expertise.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Education:  Associates degree or two years of technical training.
  • Experience:  At least one year in systems administration/ Level 2 support role.
  • At least one year in the administration and operation of X.400 systems.

 

Required knowledge/experience             

  • Proven working experience in enterprise technical support, IT support or as a technical engineer
  • You have proven experience using ITIL processes for support
  • You have proven experience about SOA system architecture.
  • You have proven experience about PostgreSQL configuration and maintenance
  • You have proven experience about SQL queries
  • You have proven experience with MS Windows batch & PowerShell scripting
  • You have experience using MS Services as: AD, DNS, CA & ADFS.
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent client-facing skills
  • Basic knowledge of Java development

Please get in touch for further details on this excellent long term contract opportunity. 

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Friday, 11 August 2017 13:16

Senior IT System Engineer

Calling for an experienced System Engineer to join our reputable client in the financial sector, based in lovely Brussels, for an initial contract till the end of the year!

As an IT System Engineer, you will join the Enterprise System Management team.  The team is in charge of the products infrastructure supporting the ITIL processes such as incident & problem management, asset management, capacity management.

The team is also responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining the monitoring infrastructure in a very large high-availability environment ( 15000 agents, 500K-800K events/month, 12000 tickets/month) covering +/- 3000 servers (Windows, Linux,  AIX, Solaris) spread into 3 data centers across Europe and provide automatic and real-time alerting to support teams.

It also includes monitoring of several  mainframes, links with network monitoring tools, performance and capacity monitoring system and HP Non stop servers.  These solutions are then critical for business and support teams.

French or Dutch speaking would be beneficial for this position.

You will be involved in the following tasks:

  • Participate on the support of our monitoring or ITIL products infrastructure. All in accordance with security policies and guidelines:
  • Interview a broad variety of stakeholders (e.g. network engineers, systems engineers, storage engineers, DBAs, application engineers, developers, end-users), to ascertain how best to monitor the infrastructure components and the applications which they support.
  • Configure monitoring definitions and code monitoring scenario / rules according to initial end-users and technical specialists requirements
  • Be involved in third-line and second-line support of those solutions and platforms;  fixing technical incidents on these platforms (restoring the service) and proposing long term solutions or improvements;
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to develop, design and build documents, work plan timelines to meet project timeframes
  • Document and complete knowledge transfer to other team members
  • Working with vendors to resolve problems
  • Be involved in Watch duty and week-end work activities

Please get in touch to apply for this exciting position.

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Friday, 21 July 2017 14:38

Infrastructure Engineer (Insurance)

Endeavour Recruitment is seeking an experienced Infrastructure Engineer for their busy IS Department.  The role is technical in nature and needs specialist application skills supported by expansive technical skills.  This is a permanent opportunity with our client based in East Grinstead.  Salary between £42K to £45K plus excellent benefits package.

 

About this role:

  • Working closely with third parties to ensure Applications meet required Service Levels.
  • Technical design work in the general Computing Infrastructure (physical and virtual) to implement high quality support and continuous improvement
  • Insurance activities that support pro-active management, monitoring and optimisation of the insurance application infrastructure.
  • Extensive working with third parties
  • Working knowledge of Linux.
  • Developing such skills as are necessary to support new technologies
  • Personal workload management in support of ITIL Incident and Problem Management, through use of ticketing systems.
  • Adherence to ITIL Change Management processes.
  • Good technical authoring and procedure writing skills.
  • Flexible working hours, with frequent need to work additional hours at short notice.
  • Inclusion on the teams 24x7 service support rota

Required Skills/Attributes:

  • Extensive IT industry experience
  • Experience of working with 3rd party application providers
  • Ability to plan, track and coordinate complex technical activities
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and the confidence to interact with technical peers
  • Microsoft skills to include Windows server, SharePoint and some SQL server.
  • Strong customer facing verbal and written communication skills
  • Motivated by efficient use of technology to solve business problems
  • Lateral thinking and problem solving ability
  • Good personal workload management and ability to work to deadlines
  • ‘Completer finisher’ with a high attention to detail
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm for personal improvement

If you believe you have the right experience and previous track record to successfully deliver in this role, then please apply quickly in order to be shortlisted.  

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 08:58

Cloud and Managed Services Engineer

Endeavour Recruitment is looking for an experienced Cloud & Managed Services Engineer to join our market leading client based in Belgium. This is a permanent opportunity with an attractive salary along with a great benefit package.

 

As a Cloud & Managed Services Engineer you will be involved in signing, proposing and implementing improvement projects. You will play a central role in these contracts and combine the technical knowledge of communication skills to the client to deliver a solution that meets the requirements of the customer.

Essential Skills required:

 

  • A university degree or a Bachelor's degree in the field of electronics-ICT or equivalent
  • Min. 4 to 5 years of experience within a similar position
  • Knowledge of structured ICT management
  • Knowledge within two of these subdivisions: Windows Server 2012/2016, Windows 10, Hyper-V, Active Directory, Azure, Office 365, SCCM, Microsoft SCOM, OMS or EMS
  • Fluent in Dutch and English

Desirable Skills:

 

  • Knowledge of ITIL methodology
  • MCSE / MCSA Private Cloud / Server Infrastructure
  • Knowledge of management technologies such as SCOM / OMS

 

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017 12:54

Contract Network Design Engineer

Endeavour Recruitment has urgent requirement for a contract for an SC Cleared Network Design Engineer to join an international technology business based in Hook. Initially a 10 month engagement paying in the region of £375 to £400 per day.

Working within large enterprise network environments, the Network Design Engineer will design (HLD & LLD), and manage network solutions, migrations or new device implementations.

Solutions are mainly HP, Cisco (Routers, Switches and wireless controllers); Riverbed WAN accelerators, Aruba wireless, Software Defined Networks and F5 BigIP Load Balancers.

Ideal skills & experience profile;

  • Cisco CCNP or other equivalent professional level of certification
  • Knowledge of Cisco or HP routers and switches technologies is a must
  • Knowledge in at least one more technology (Load balancers, proxy servers, wireless, voice etc.)
  • Experience of designing and scoping multiple deliverables across a number of technologies
  • Knowledge of one or all of the following is extremely beneficial: - F5 Load Balancers / Checkpoint Firewalls, Cisco and HP Wireless / Riverbed WAN accelerators.
  • Understanding of IT Service Management (ITSM) and IT Infrastructure Libraries (ITIL) processes

Beneficial qualifications include;

  • Degree in Computer Science, Telecommunication or equivalent.
  • Certification: HP ASE, HP MASE, CCIP, CCDP, CCNP Security, CCIE, Checkpoint CCSA/CCSE, Juniper JNCIA/JNCIE, Fortinet/Fortigate certification.

If you are SC cleared, live a commutable distance to Hook and are looking to work on enterprise scale solutions and using a wide variety of technologies, then please apply with your CV today. 

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Monday, 24 April 2017 16:17

Infrastructure Engineer

Endeavour Recruitment is seeking an experienced Infrastructure Engineer for their client based close to Gatwick Airport.  The successful candidate must have prior experience with SAP Basis as well as technical expertise in a variety of areas.   Candidates should have at least 10 years’ prior experience working in IT support..  12 Month Contract at £454.00 per day.

Our client is seeking an experience Infrastructure Engineer to assist with the upgrade and re-platform of their IT Department Infrastructure.   The successful candidate will be involved in the planning, transitioning and migration.  Excellent communication skills are essential.

Expected Knowledge Base:

  • MS Windows Operating Systems
  • MS SQL DBA
  • Clustered Server environments
  • Storage Area Networks
  • Active Directory
  • VMWare v-Sphere
  • Linux
  • Data centre builds, moves & consolidations
  • Support handovers and service transition
  • Change & Problem tool/process implementation
  • Experience in ITIL
  • Used to working in Matrix organisations and with multiple vendors
 
 Expected Skill Base:
 
 
  • SAP Basis
  • Web Site Management
  • Networking
  • Load Balancing
  • Middleware Management
  • Redis
  • Linux
  • Back Up Technologies
  • MPLS
  • TCP/IP Ethernet Networks, Switches, Routers and Firewalls
 
 
 If you believe you have the right experience and previous track record to successfully deliver in this role, then please apply quickly in order to be shortlisted. 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 10:54

Change Manager

Endeavour Recruitment has an excellent contract opportunity for an experienced Change Management Specialist to join a leading client in Geneva, Switzerland.

Objective:

  • Apply a structured methodology and lead change management activities.
  • Apply a change management process and tools to create a strategy to support adoption of the changes required by a project or initiative.
  • Support communication efforts.
  • Support the design, development, delivery and management of communications.
  • Assess the change impact.
  • Conduct impact analyses, assess change readiness and identify key stakeholders.
  • Support training efforts.
  • Provide input, document requirements and support the design and delivery of training programs.

Essential skills required:

  • Excellent working knowledge of English.
  • At least six years of professional work experience in Change Management
  • ITIL certified

Please get in touch for further details on this excellent contract opportunity.

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017 10:23

Infrastructure Consultant

 

Endeavour Recruitment is seeking an experienced Infrastructure Consultant for their client close to Gatwick Airport.  The successful candidate will provide BASIS support as well as technical expertise in a variety of areas.   Candidates should have at least 5 years’ experience in a similar role.  Salary guide is £38K to £40K depending on experience, plus a very generous benefits package.

 

The ideal candidate should have good technical authoring and procedure writing skills, be a lateral thinker and have problem solving abilities.   Our client is also looking for candidates with a high attention to detail, with a positive attitude and enthusiasm for personal improvement.  

Essential Candidate Experience:

  • Exchange 2010
  • SAP
  • Sharepoint
  • VMWare
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Storage Systems
  • Networking
  • ITIL
  • Project Management
  • Troubleshooting
  • Ticketing Systems
  • SQL Server
  • Change Management

If you believe you have the right experience and previous track record to successfully deliver in this role, then please apply quickly in order to be shortlisted.   

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