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Thursday, 15 September 2022 08:01

Systems Engineer / London

Excellent permanent opportunity for an experienced, Security Cleared Systems Engineer to be responsible for provisioning and maintaining infrastructure running both on-premises and in the cloud. This infrastructure is delivered by the Infrastructure Engineering department as part of the platforms consumed by the Product Development group.

The ideal candidate will have been designing and deploying infrastructure (x86) for several years, having a good understanding of the trade-offs involved and attributes needed for stable operations, and will have experience with at least one of the major virtualization vendors.

The candidate will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary platform team which builds the platform layer and supporting infrastructure for development teams to consume in a self-service manner.

Technical capability, adaptability to business needs, staying focused on delivering results, and relishing a challenge are all essential to the success of this role.

Requirements:

  • Experienced, hands-on infrastructure architect, likely to be from an infrastructure design and/or system administration background
  • Administration experience of one or more of the major virtualization providers (preferably Nutanix, but may include VMware/vSAN, KVM)
  • HCI experience, especially regarding storage
  • Linux (preferably RHEL) configuration, patching and management
  • Candidate with a Linux/Unix background
  • UK security clearance (current or lapsed)

              

Any of the following would be advantageous:

  • Networking including VLANs, routing, WANs
  • Familiar with modern monitoring and logging tools (Splunk, Prometheus, etc), an understanding of SIEM, and an interest in IT security more generally
  • Security appliances such as those by Fortinet, PaloAlto or Check Point
  • Familiarity with modern infrastructure provisioning tooling, such as Terraform
  • Public cloud provisioning, especially Azure Resource Manager
  • Familiarity, or more, of Kubernetes (or one of the managed K8s offerings, such as OpenShift) run ton the infrastructure and it interacts with, for example, the Nutanix CSI
  • Product evaluation and vendor selection, including running Proofs of Concept/Value to compare

Desirable skills:

  • Ability to work and communicate in an international and multi-cultural environment.
  • Professional approach when dealing with internal and external customers, including clear and concise written and verbal communication skills.
  • High degree of initiative, accuracy, efficiency and attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude under stressful circumstances.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to change in a complex global organization.
  • High aptitude for learning and high degree of self-motivation.
  • Acquire new competencies and accept new challenges.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical capabilities.
  • Fluent in English. French, is an advantage.

Should the above requirements match your experience and expectations, please don’t hesitate to apply.

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Friday, 09 September 2022 15:20

Infrastructure Engineer

Infrastructure Engineer - 3rd line

Our prestigious client based in the City of London has a need for a Multi-talented Engineer with the ability to work in Infrastructure, Systems, and 3rd line Support.
The role is hybrid: two days a week on site 3 days remote.

The Infrastructure Engineer will have the responsibility to maintain key infrastructure and deliver projects set by the Head of IT Services and provide a 3rd line escalation point for the helpdesk. The successful candidate will have the autonomy to research and develop solutions to projects and work on their own initiative

The role
• Maintenance of IT Infrastructure
• Responsible for keeping key infrastructure components up-to-date
• Lead operator of software deployment systems to end-users
• Technical advisor of IT Infrastructure projects
• Infrastructure/3rd line support engineer within the helpdesk function
• Point of escalation for Helpdesk team
• Achieve and sustain high levels of customer satisfaction
• Participate in planning and delivery of Infrastructure projects
• Update and maintain documentation of IT infrastructure and components
• Guide continuous improvement efforts for systems, especially reducing risk to the business
• Provide out of hours support on a best-efforts basis in cases of disaster or serious issues

Knowledge, skills, experience
• Competent with Microsoft infrastructure (Active Directory, Azure, Office 365, Hyper-V and SCVMM) – accreditations is a bonus
• Advanced knowledge of network and firewall equipment (WatchGuard/HP Aruba is an advantage)
• Skills in key scripting languages (PowerShell, Bash, vbScript)
• Experience in working with macOS systems – a bonus
• Ability to research, design and implement IT systems based on business requirements
• Enjoy providing high quality services to the business
• Ability to communicate and build relationships inside and outside IT

For further information regarding this position, please don’t hesitate to apply.

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Wednesday, 31 August 2022 12:02

Data Engineer / SQL Developer

SQL Developer / Data Engineer Our financial client based on the outskirts of Southampton and Portsmouth on the south coast have an opportunity for a SQL Developer / Data Engineer to join the team. You will sit within the Data Team and work with technical and non-technical people across the whole company. What will you be doing? • Development and maintenance of data warehouse (Azure Data Factory, SQL Server) • Writing SQL views and stored procedures • Assisting with Power BI development and maintenance • Database modelling, development and optimisation • Azure DevOps • Requirements gathering from senior stakeholders We are looking for someone who: • Has a can-do attitude – able to use initiative to bring about positive change and take initiative in spotting opportunities and finding ways to solve challenges with data • Has experience in using PowerBI • Has a strong command of SQL • Thrives on problem solving and able to suggest solutions • Can communicate effectively and be comfortable communicating ideas to people at all levels across the firm • Can distil a complex problem into a workable solution and implement it • Has gumption and strives to continuously learn and implement new skills and technologies on the fly. Can take an assignment and “run with it”. • Has advanced Excel usage Bonus Points for: • Working in the financial industry • Experience with Azure, especially Azure Data Factory and Azure DevOps • Previous coding experience • API experience For further details regarding this exciting role, please don’t hesitate to apply.
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Excellent contract opportunity for an experienced DevOps Engineer (Azure)  to join our leading clients growing development team who will contribute to the continued success of products and technical solutions.

You will design, develop and in some cases own the automated deployment, maintenance and monitoring of  SaaS products, using your experience to achieve this within optimal cost.

Working with Development Teams, within a Scrum framework, you will design and implement robust procedures for deployment to internal and external environments to minimise downtime and proactively address information security risks through principles of shared responsibility across the Microsoft Azure platform.

Responsibilities:

  • Create, maintain and optimise infrastructure as code across Azure.
  • Implement continuous integration, deployment and infrastructure / application monitoring through collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Implement processes to support the availability of appropriate pre and production environments for team members including Developers and QA Professionals.
  • Support and improve monitoring tools to provide early visibility to the business of (1) Compliance to performance, availability, incident SLA’s; (2) scaling
  • decision making around addition resources; (3) escalation of critical events (from security to performance  and capacity management).

Role relationships:

Internal

Architects, Development/Scrum Teams, Project Managers, Technical and Business Analysts, Product/Process Owners, and Business Users.

External

3rd party solutions and service providers.

Role accountabilities

  • Build and implement Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) solutions in an Azure environment with Jenkins at the centre and automate the code delivery pipeline with the goal of one click deployments, rollbacks, and parameterised builds.
  • Create, maintain and optimise infrastructure as code across Azure.
  • Identify areas for continuous improvement, through automation, documentation, process change, or working methods, in addition to business-generated requirements.
  • Implement continuous integration, deployment and infrastructure / application monitoring through collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Implement processes to support the availability of appropriate pre and production environments for team members including Developers and QA Professionals.
  • Support and improve monitoring tools to provide early visibility to the business of (1) Compliance to performance, availability, incident SLA’s; (2) scaling decision making around additional resources; (3) escalation of critical events (from security to performance and capacity management).
  • Be a DevOps champion, subscribe to the DevOps mentality and the philosophy of automating everything.
  • Work with the development team to cross-pollenate DevOps processes and ensure that new architectures are drawn up with “ease of management”, delivery, and operability in mind.
  • Collaborate with the Information Security team to review risks as well as implement and maintain appropriate controls.
  • Troubleshoot application and service issues or system outages while clearly communicating status updates with management and engineering teams.
  • Coach and mentor staff members through training and individual support.
  • Manage a junior DevOps Engineer in the creation and maintenance of high[1]quality deliverables within agreed project deadlines.

General

  • Ensure you follow the financial regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that you follow relevant Health and Safety policies and related
  • procedures, keeping up to date with changes and taking action to maintain personal health and safety and that of others.
  • The tasks and responsibilities outlined above are not exhaustive, the post holder may undertake other duties as is reasonably required

Please get in touch for further details on this not to be missed contract opportunity.

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Wednesday, 22 June 2022 10:51

DevOps Azure Engineer / South Africa

Endeavour Recruitment has a not to be missed permanent opportunity for an experience DevOps Engineer.

Excellent career and financial prospects!

Hybrid role

Cape Town or Johannesburg based

As the DevOps Engineer you will be working in an agile environment alongside a dynamic, multi-skilled team of developers and operational staff. 

You will take full responsibility for the uptime, performance, security and deployment of the entire web and development environment.

Fast- paced environment where efficiency is a priority and multi-tasking is a requirement.

You will be instrumental in being part of the transition from a traditional hosted environment to a fully cloud hosted environment with containerisation and serverless on the horizon.

This position is demanding yet very rewarding. If you can visualise the future and drive progress to move towards it, this position is made for you!

  • Focus will be on delivering solutions in Azure, AWS and GCP while automating deployment, system maintenance, and keeping the platforms monitored and stable.
  • Working in collaboration with the operations team.
  • Architect and manage Azure infrastructure.
  • Manage AWS and GCP infrastructure.
  • Manage security.
  • Manage CDN services.
  • Implement and oversee secure practices in hosting and the SDLC process.
  • Manage backup and disaster recovery.
  • Manage infrastructure and licencing budgets.
  • Automate deployment, monitoring, response, backup, and recovery procedures.
  • Modernize legacy infrastructure to take advantage of Azure capability.
  • Collaborate with architects to deliver solutions that are both cost efficient and highly scalable.
  • Continuous scalability and cost optimisation.
  • Documentation of all infrastructure and procedures.
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting of IIS, nGinx, ElasticSearch, Redis, MySQL, MS SQL.
  • Investigate and resolve technical issues.
  • Be available after hours to attend to critical outages and planned changes.

Skills and competence:

 

  • Proven track record of designing, implementing, and supporting high scale services.
  • Ability to match business needs with smart solutions to meet scalability and costing needs.
  • Ability to constructively lead others and by so doing raise team performance.
  • An excellent communicator both verbally and written.
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to absorb pressure in stressful situations.
  • Broad cloud knowledge, staying abreast of all tech trends.
  • Flexible about working with a wide range of technologies.

 

Qualifications and experience:

  • 5+ years’ experience in managing and building scalable infrastructure.
  • 5+ years’ hands-on DevOps experience
  • 3+ years’ experience in working in agile teams.
  • Software related degree/diploma
  • Preferred certifications: Microsoft Azure Architect Design / Technologies, Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions and Security Technologies
  • Hands on experience with the following:
  • Architectural and strategic input
  • Cost calculations and budgeting for forecasts and planning
  • Documentation for both knowledge sharing and auditing needs
  • Azure
  • Virtual Networking
  • Secure practices
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • IIS
  • MS SQL
  • PowerShell
  • Bash
  • Infrastructure as code

Desirable skills:

 

  • Redis
  • ElasticSearch
  • AWS
  • nGinx
  • MySQL
  • GCP
  • Containerisation
  • Serverless architecture

Does the above match your experience and expectations? If so, please get in touch asap. We look forward to receiving your cv!

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Wednesday, 01 June 2022 15:46

Solutions Architect

Calling for Solutions Architects!

This is an excellent hybrid - Fixed Term Contract (12 months).

Location: London – King’s Cross

The successful Solutions Architect will join our client’s development team and be responsible for creating and maintaining the roadmap of technical products and acting as the subject matter expert in Cloud Computing Technologies (including Azure) and the software development process.

You will work with cross functional teams in a collaborative way and play a key role in each phase of the software/product development lifecycle. Working as the Cloud specialist you will be developing products for the Company’s customers as well as configuring tools and technologies to enhance the value they derive.

The ideal Solutions Architect will have significant commercial experience within the Tech space, in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Azure and working experience with APIs(eg. RESTful).

Skills/experience required:

  • Experience of successful technical leadership, working as an architect on complex projects and programmes.
  • Ability to design complex technical solutions in an inclusive and participatory manner, to negotiate with and influence other design parties including business users, technical staff, software developers and third-party suppliers.
  • Ability to innovate and think creatively, showing willingness to apply new approaches to solving problems and to learn new methods and technologies.
  • The ability to build relationships at all levels, internally and externally
  • Knowledge and understanding of IT technical design and security within an environment governed by standards and codes of compliance.
  • Experience in integrating within a heterogeneous systems landscape. This should include experience in integrating to third party, cloud-based platforms for aspects such as authentication, payments etc.
  • Demonstrable experience in developing and deploying scalable and resilient RESTful web services.
  • Good in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Azure Stack (preferable) or AWS.
  • Experience of solutions design and implementation of a range of network and infrastructure services.
  • Leading the technical design, development and implementation of complex, integrated, enterprise cloud applications
  • Significant experience of designing infrastructure and database solutions required for the operation and evolution of existing and new key business applications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to think analytically, with systematic and logical approach to solving complex problems, and high attention to detail.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills and the ability to prioritise own work to meet deadlines.
  • Effective IT skills including basic/intermediate/advanced MS Office skills

Apply ASAP or get in touch for further details!

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Thursday, 05 May 2022 15:41

Head of Analytics

Contract opportunity: calling profiles for a Head of Analytics role with our London based client!

This is a hybrid work role, with the expectation to be 2/3 days onsite.

Our client is looking for a profilewith Power BI experience and good technical knowledge of BI tools to be the face of analytics/data in the organisation and help them move forward in their analytics transformation journey.

The successful Head of Analytics will demonstrate excellent communication skills and ideally have the following experience:

  • Senior leadership experience in an analytics related role, with multiple stakeholders, and a complex and technical operating environment.
  • Commercial experience with a record of delivering outcomes that add value or impact on service delivery and produce ROI.
  • Experience of working with a range of operational stakeholders; demonstrating excellent communication and engagement.
  • Experience in managing projects or delivering analytics transformation programmes successfully.
  • Experience in delivering excellent customer service; preferably delivering analytics.
  • Experience of shaping strategy and vision for your service area and delivering it successfully
  • Good experience of working in an agile product delivery model, ideally data related products, as the responsible person

Your technical skills will include:

  • Good knowledge (Head of level) around data and analytics that optimise performance and deliver value; user experience, design, technical skills, and platform knowledge. To the level that are able to engage with technical staff and data architectures or experts.
  • Excellent knowledge of Power BI and other analytics or data tools, technologies, preferably Microsoft. As well as good understanding of data architecture. To the level that you are able to engage with technical staff and data architectures or experts.
  • Good knowledge of SQL, ETL technologies and data modelling. Knowledge of programming languages useful for data analytics such as Python
  • Good knowledge of the Azure cloud data platform and the potential to use its services to improve analytics
  • Good knowledge of testing BI software, release cycles, devops (dataops) and how to successfully move a product from development to production
  • Ability to understand complex technical/technology solutions and concepts, with the ability to solve complex problems.
  • Effective IT skills including basic/intermediate/advanced MS Office skills
  • Ability to mitigate and manage complex risks; including technical or regulatory ones such as GDPR, SDR etc.

Please send your CV or get in touch for further information ASAP!

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Thursday, 05 May 2022 15:03

Solution Architect / C# .Net, Azure

Solution Architect / C# .Net, Azure

We have an exciting opportunity for a skilled Solution Architect / Senior Architect / Lead Architect with strong Microsoft experience in C# .Net and Azure to join our client based in London.

This is an exciting ongoing project digitalizing and modernizing a Multi-Billion Pound organization and bringing them to the forefront of technology.

We are looking for someone that’s technically very strong, but also has a strong commercial acumen as well as the ability to lead a team and talk directly to board level executives, Client facing as well as overseeing an Indian Development team of 30 Developers.

Skills and experience:

•             Solution Architecture

•             Team Leadership

•             Strategic Thinker

•             .Net C#

•             React

•             Azure

•             Integration technologies, middleware, service oriented architecture and API

•             Cloud (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS)

•             Experience of working with senior business stakeholders

Our client can provide sponsorship. Ideally they are looking for a permanent placement, but they will consider contractors.

For further details regarding this exciting permanent opportunity, please don’t hesitate to apply

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Tuesday, 29 March 2022 10:24

SQL DBA - NHS

SQL Server DBA – Remote Our Client, working closely with the NHS requires a skilled SQL DBA to join the team on a permanent basis. The role is fully remote and previous NHS experience is desirable. The role is primarily as a SQL DBA, but there is an element of providing 2nd and 3rd line support, dealing with client queries, running data checks, making sure the systems are running efficiently and no errors what so ever… Duties and responsibilities • Provide technical guidance and support to your colleagues ensuring DB products are resolved, designed, developed and tested according to established best practice principles • Work with a team of Database developers to ensure projects are delivered in a timely fashion • Monitor system's health and performance • Ensure high levels of performance, availability, sustainability and security • Analyse, solve, and correct issues in real time • Ensure reviews are conducted on a regular basis to improve / enhance the database, and that the improvements are consistent with the departmental guidelines (working closely with other members of the DB team). Where no formal guidelines exist, work with peers to formulate and enforce such guidelines. • Triage assigned support incidents. Ensure that work on defect resolution does not impact on agreed product deliverables. • Database Troubleshooting and Maintenance • Maintain data integrity and security (manage roles and permissions of database users). • Generate traces, execution plans, identify performance issues, deadlocks/contention and resolve them. • Keep abreast of technology trends and how they apply to your area. Put forward suggestions for improvement to processes or tools where applicable. • Develop a level of product expertise across the solution architecture. • Skills and experience • BSc or equivalent in a software engineering / DB discipline and / or Professional qualifications appropriate to DB engineering roles. • Experience of large transactional databases (100GB+) • Excellent knowledge of the SQL Database Engine • Excellent performance tuning skills (experience of Query Tuning, Indexing, Locking etc). • Excellent communication skills - both to a technical and non-technical audience. • Experience in engaging at a commercial level with customers both technical and nontechnical. • Experience of database release / upgrades with product releases • Extensive experience of working with Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008/2012/2014 • Strong T-SQL Experience (creating / administrating stored procedures, scripts, functions, triggers and other objects) • Experience in the manipulation, transformation, and exploration of large multi-dimensional datasets. • Experience in database installation, backup, restore and maintenance • Data Warehouse development, ETL and transformation into conformed design • Knowledge of SSIS packages • Excellent experience and knowledge of the Microsoft stack • Understanding of relational database design & dimensional Data-modelling • Some experience of using Visual Studio • Knowledge of C# and .Net framework desirable • Knowledge of NOSQL / Document DBs advantageous • Knowledge of SSRS reports advantageous but not essential • Knowledge of 3rd party toolkits e.g. RedGate desirable • Experience of Source Control (BitBucket/Kiln / Mercurial) • Strong SQL Skills (SQL server 2012/2016, T-SQL) and development skills in T-SQL, writing scripts, Log Shipping, producing reports (SSRS), performance tuning, automated back-ups, security • Understanding of formal DB development and administration methodologies. • Cloud Services (Azure) experience would be advantageous but not essential. • Any experience with Bespoke Software Solutions, ITIL, Agile and ISO 27001 will be advantageous but not necessary. • Domain or Product expertise in IT Healthcare would be advantageous but not essential. If this role sounds of interest, please don’t hesitate to apply
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Wednesday, 16 March 2022 15:58

DevOps Engineer

Endeavour Recruitment has an opportunity for a Devops Engineer to join our client’s fast-growing Information Technology and Services company, specializing in the SMME market.
This is a Perm role, and we are open to all candidates who are willing to relocate to Cape Town, South Africa, as this work placement is onsite.
This is an excellent opportunity for a Devops Engineer who has experience with Azure, Linux, Jenkins, Ansible, Kubernetes and AWS. You will be working with and managing/mentoring a strong team, leading the team to produce the best possible outcome for the company.

The role:

The devops engineer will provide our client with devops support and services as seen fit by the company involved.
Roles and Responsibilities
• Assist with setting up IT and development environments for the developers on new and existing projects through an agile approach incorporating scrum techniques.
• Assist with making recommendations and executing improvements/optimization of the development environments.
• The above will be done in all phases of the projects be they development, staging or live environments.
• Going forward assist with ongoing services to clients in a devops as a service capacity.
• Maintain relevant live environments to ensure applications run optimally.
• Troubleshoot application issues and devise an approach to fixing them.
• Make use of relevant in-house applications of customers to facilitate the work placement.
• Constant communication with all relevant parties on projects, maintenance and troubleshooting activities.


You will be working with technologies like Azure, Linux based, Jenkins, CI/CD, Ansible,Kubernetes, AWS etc.

Our requires two profiles, one Azure heavy and one AWS heavy.

Please send your CV or get in touch for further details as soon as possible for this career building opportunity.

 

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