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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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The successful candidate will join the Cyber Security Intelligence & Solutions – Security Engineering team which is part of the Corporate Technology Cyber Security Management division. The Security Engineering team designs, develops, implements, integrates, supports and manages the security infrastructure components required to support the data management and communication needs of the business applications (smartcards, PKI, Identity Federations software, client security components, Web Application Firewalls,)

You will develop definite expertise in products owned by the CIS Security Engineering team, and sufficient expertise in Web Security technologies in order to be able to support them in Production.

Essential skills and experience:

You have 0 OR 3 years relevant experience preferred or minimum a good theoretical background.

Technical skills

- Targeted platforms : Linux REDhat, Microsoft.
- Apache Module development
- C/C++
- .Net is an asset.
- Smartcard PKCS# Standard, Common Criteria, Java Cards.

Knowledge Websphere Security technologies:
- Reverse proxies, firewalls, Imperva securesphere application firewalls
- Apache, Linux, Windows
- Networks, DMZ
- Good knowledge PKI technologies (Smartcard, PKI Core, standard related to PKI technologies)
- Knowledge in Nexus Secure product.
- Knowledge in smartcard (Gemalto, Java card …)

* Experience in systems integration

Please get in touch for further details on to be missed contract opportunity !

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Monday, 25 September 2017 16:13

DevOps Engineers - Newcastle

Our global IT services client seeks contract DevOps Engineers to be based on client site in Newcastle become part of an Agile delivery responsible for building production and technical test services as required. The DevOps Engineers will also be responsible for the installation, configuration and integration of apps across the environment. Due to the nature of our client’s business and the short duration of this contract, we are ideally looking for candidates with existing SC clearance. The rate available for this contract is up to £365 per day.


  • Strong technical background - predominantly in Unix and RedHat Linux.
  • Proven working knowledge and experience in Unix (IBM AIX), Red Hat Linux & Scripting.
  • Proven experience in technical automation and tools, including HP CSA, SA, OO as well as Chef, Puppet, Git.
  • Knowledge and experience of RPMS would be highly advantageous.

Please APPLY today to learn more about this exciting contract opportunity.

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 14:54

System Architect / Cyber security - Brussels

Endeavour is looking for an experienced Information System Architect to join our reputable client in the financial sector, based in Brussels, for an initial contract till the end of the year.

If you have proven experience in large-size application development of highly resilient systems, and more specifically in dealing with cyber security impacts on large IT driven organization, we definitely want to hear from you.

The ideal candidate will also have a clear understanding of an heterogeneous application landscape, design, development and operations.

French or Dutch speaking would be beneficial for this position.

Required skills and experience :
• Multi-Factor Authentication concepts, solutions, application impacts, roll-out strategies.
• Network Zoning concepts, solutions, application impacts, roll-out strategies.
• Internet Access Segregation concepts, solutions, application impacts.
• Access Management (role-based, privileged) concepts, solutions, application impacts, roll-out strategies.
• Application Protection (through WAF) concepts, solutions, application impacts.
• Secure Development Lifecycle concept & processes (incl. in an outsourcing context).
• Cloud Security Strategy concepts, solutions, application impacts.
• IT asset management & inventory in support of the cyber-resilience processes.
• Knowledge in key technology stacks : IBM mainframe (DB2, Cobol, PLI, CICS), HP Tandem and distributed (Linux, Windows).

Soft skills:
• You are able to steer design & development teams.
• You have good analytical skills.
• You can abstract generic/transversal solutions for individual problems.

• You can address problems globally but are also able to go into details when required.
• You demonstrate good communication and negotiation skills.
• You speak/write English fluently (French or Dutch is an asset).
• You have the ability to drive and work with a virtual team.
• You are meticulous in your work.

Please, get in touch for further details on this exciting 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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Endeavour Recruitment has a number of fantastic contract opportunities for UNIX Engineers across the UK. Locations include Derby, Nottingham and Newcastle. Initially 6 month contracts, these are likely to be extended and the rate available is up to £330 per day depending on experience.

The ideal UNIX Engineer will be experienced in at least one mainstream UNIX/LINUX operating system; Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, SUSE or RedHat. As an experienced engineer you may have design experience, or seeking the opportunity to develop your design experience.

Experience will include a solid mix of;

  • At least 3 years’ experience of using, building and maintaining Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, SUSE or RedHat
  • Web Server (Sun One, iPlanet, Apache)
  • RDBMS (Oracle)
  • Application Server (Apache, JBoss, TomCat, WebLogic)
  • Networking fundamentals (Firewalls, Routers, TCP/IP, Load Balancers)
  • High Availability and Clustering
  • J2EE Architecture
  • UNIX/LINIX Scripting
  • Cloud Technologies
  • Veritas Volume Manager and File System Management
  • Virtualisation technologies (e.g. VMWare, Hyper-V, P2V, P2P, PlateSpin, DoubleTake, Grid, LPARS, WPARS, aPARS)

SC Clearance will be required. Ideally you will be SC Cleared, my client may consider those eligible for clearance.

If you are interested in these contract opportunities please send me your CV today.

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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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Have you had exposure to Linux and are looking for the chance to become an out-and-out Linux Systems Administrator?

If so, we have an outstanding opportunity with a market leading, global Digital Agency based in Central London.

Unsurprisingly, they work out of a really cool office, provide amazing perks, have a benefits package as long as your arm and to top it off, work with World leading brands on high profile, award winning projects.

In short, this is a great place to work!

We are looking for someone who has enough experience with Linux to feel comfortable from day one and eager to learn from and be mentored by some of the best.

The London team provide Sys Admin & DevOps support locally and often teaming up with colleagues remotely throughout EMEA and the US.

Initially assisting with the day-to-day running of the infrastructure, you will soon be recommending changes & improvements, working with Dev-Ops team and ultimately, taking lead on various projects.

You will be familiar with or had exposure to a number of the following;

  • Support - Linux (Ubuntu / Debian)
  • Automation - Puppet and Foreman
  • Monitoring – Nagios (Graylog / Cacti beneficial)
  • Virtualisation – VMware vSphere
  • Qualifications – such as Linux+/RHCSA, CCNA, VMware Certified Associate (VCA) and MCSA
  • Beneficial – Atlassian (Jira, Confluence & Bitbucket), Apache, Syslog, Active Directory (AD), Cisco ASA/Palo Alto and Commvault

This really is an amazing opportunity to take your career to the next level. Alongside the perks and the benefits, the starting salary on offer is around £40,000

If this sounds like the role that you have been waiting for, don’t delay, send us your CV today!

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 15:59

Senior DevOps Engineer

Endeavour Recruitment has an exciting opportunity for a Senior DevOps Engineer to join our leading client based in London. This is an initial 6-month contract with a daily rate of £500+ depending on experience. Candidates must hold Security Clearance.

Responsibilities will include;

  • Improve and expand AWS platform
  • Apply changes using configuration management tools
  • Support and troubleshoot complex micro-service based environment
  • Improve monitoring and performance measurement tools
  • Implement and improve security stack/tools
  • Containerisation
  • Automating various tasks using puppet, ansible and scripting

Your skill set should include a solid mix of the following:

  • Linux
  • AWS, services, SDK
  • Puppet
  • Shell/Bash
  • Ruby/Python or any other high-level language
  • WEB servers (Apache, Nginx)
  • Networking (TCP/IP, LoadBalancing, Firewalls)
  • Databases (Mongo, Postgres or alternative)
  • RabbitMQ or alternative
  • Troubleshooting
  • HTTP
  • Security in the cloud
  • DNS
  • Continues integration for developing applications (Jenkins, GIT, Nexus, Artifactory)
  • Logstash/Kibana/ELK
  • Haproxy
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We at Endeavour Recruitment are currently recruiting for an experienced Full Stack Developer to join a dynamic team in central London. Large reputable corporation.

Responsibilities :

- Front End and Back End development of the DevNet Platform

- Build efficient, testable, and reusable PHP modules

- Solve complex performance problems and architectural challenges

- Integrating data from various back-end service and databases

- Actively participate in project planning, solutions and technical strategy discussions, and documentation

Required skills:

- Excellent PHP Skills

- Excellent Programming skills

- OO and design patterns, especially distributed architectures

- Domain modelling skills

- HTTP RESTful API design

- Worked in Agile environment with cross functional teams

- Comfortable and adaptable in a fast-paced and informal environment

- Modern JavaScript Skills using popular JS frameworks and platforms (Angular, NodeJS etc)

- Hands on experience with testing

- Prepared to travel internationally

Desirable skills :

- Experience of developing scalable and highly available services

- Knowledge of Linux containers and their eco-system (we using containers more and more as we break services out)

- Understanding and working with AWS services

- SOA experience (We are migrating towards an SOA architecture)

- Working with geographically dispersed teams

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

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