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Over the last 5 years we have built up an extensive network of candidates that we can match to even the most niche of roles.

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We believe in keeping the line of communication open and building lasting relationship with both our clients and candidates which has allowed us to be rated within the top 3 of over 400 agencies within our current contracts recruiting contingent labour into the MOD.

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The latest defence jobs

£ 29000.00 - £ 52000.00 per annum
Automation Test Analyst    
Location: Ipswich  
Role type: Permanent    
Keen to speak with DV cleared Automation Test Analysts with experience of build and configuration automated systems including Jenkins, as well as an understanding of networks to work in a cyber platform. The opportunity is working for a well-know defence company with the opportunity for career progression and stability.  
Full job specifications are available.      
Press the apply button below and send me your CV if of interest.
£ 540.00 - £ 560.00 per hour
28511 - Senior Business Analyst, South East    
Role & Responsibilities      
  • The post holder will analyse the requirement for delivery of a single, authoritative source of Raw Material and Consumable (RMC) data, identifying with relevant stakeholders the policies, procedures and data by:
  • Engaging with commodity managers to capture their data and information reporting requirements, identifying and capturing the core data sources and capturing defined business rules, definitions, taxonomies and relevant business metrics across stakeholders. Advise on the most efficient design and architecture for business practices.
  • Identifying where there are issues with current data and information reporting capabilities and agree with stakeholders the solutions. Undertake any other analysis, process work or related tasks that may be required.
  • Writing all required system documentation and production of specialist documentation as necessary.
  • Conducting analysis on current processes and design, build and publish reports as requested. It is essential that the post holder will:
  • Map detailed business processes, systems and unwarranted variation. Break down complex problems and identify steps towards solutions.
  • Work with SMEs to elicit and document complex business requirements. Provide clear and concise briefs and presentations to connect with a wide range of stakeholders and convey complex meaning. Coach individuals and engage with non-techinical people at all levels of seniority.
  • Have knowledge and broad experience of a wide range of database applications, technologies and business exemplars with ability to horizon scan and forecast likely trends.
  • Produce high quality outputs within tight timeframes ensuring project deadlines are prioritised and achieved.
  • Have in depth knowledge and application of industry best practice in inventory supply and management.
  • Identify trends, errors and issues with processes and provide the correct level of Management Information to produce business intelligence.
  • Have a strong background and proven experience in detailed forecasting, demand planning and performance management. Analyse mass data sets across multiple commodities (over 500,000 stock keeping units).
  • Have knowledge of CHURCHILL, UAMS, ADW, MIRANDA, SS3, MJDI and VERITAS APS and DART.
Full job description available by request.  
How to Apply        
Click the apply button on the right to apply now.        
If you would like more information please call me on 01489 232 080    
Closing Date    
Must have SC / DV Clearance
£ 490.00 - £ 540.00 per hour
28218 - Project Manager, South West, Corsham      
Role & Responsibilities        
Act as product sponsor for the development and delivery of MOD owned and designed IT Products, leading them through User requirements, Service requirements, Service design and specification, BOM specification, procurement, build, testing and roll out.  
Full job description available by request.    
How to Apply        
Click the apply button on the right to apply now.          
If you would like more information please call me on 01489 232 080    
Closing Date    
Must have SC / DV Clearance
£ 30000.00 - £ 50000.00 per annum
Are you a Scrum Master interested in permanent work?  
We are currently working with a large telecommunications agency who are looking for Scrum Master to work on security cleared projects. Predominate sites will be London, Gloucester, Ipswich and Manchester.  
To be successful you will need to have a current DV clearance.    
Salary and package negotiable based on experience.  
Please apply now to find out more.    
£ 60000.00 - £ 89000.00 per annum
Solutions Architect x 2  
Can be based in either the South West, London or Suffolk  
Salary - Between £60 - £89k PA  
Working as a Solution Architect within end to end solution architecture and design (with UML).
You will be expected to be an up-to-date hands-on practitioner in several of the following areas:-
  • Full engineering life-cycle from requirements/user story capture and decomposition through design, integration, acceptance, customer sign off, operational support and decomissioning
  • Requirements capture using User Stories and acceptance criteria including a focus on the non-functional requirements including security, responsiveness, availability and scalability
  • Requirements analysis e.g. using Use Cases to identify normal and alternative / error consitions that need to be handled
  • Effective user interface design and an awareness of the accessability considerations that need to be in place
  • End to end solution architecture and design including system and component definition and interface design using standard modelling notation including UML to represent the static elements of the design including data model, systems, components and sub-components and deployment architecture and the dynamic elements of the design including user and external system interaction and data flow
  • Business process modelling using standard modelling notation including BPEL
  • A knowledge of common design patterns and the ability to apply them appropriately for the required solution.
  • Ability to maintain a baseline design and effectively evaluate the impact of change requests to each of the components and business processes in the design.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical ideas and proposals effectively to customers, programme and project managers, development teams, support teams and other stakeholder's
  • Proven track record of driving standards and best practice
  • Software methodologies including Waterfall/V model, agile, lean
  • An appreciation for Service Management, Service Delivery, Transition to Operations (TTO) and ITIL.
  • An awareness of delivering software projects to time, cost and quality.
Apply now to register your interest. Full job specification available by request.
£ 41000.00 - £ 60000.00 per annum
Automation Test Lead - Based in Suffolk.
Salary is between £41 - £60k + Package
  • Comprehensive experience in assessing and defining automation tool sets and frameworks.
  • Multiple years' experience as a senior automation test analyst / automation lead
  • Self-starter with the ability to take ownership of work, whilst demonstrating a tenacity to pursue problems to resolution
  • Multiple years' experience running and managing teams of automation testers
  • Build and configuration of Automated systems ( Jenkins / bamboo / team City)
  • Experience of multiple automated test frameworks
  • Multiple years development experience Bash / Python
  • Multiple years' experience as a senior test analyst
  • Strong analytical and technical skills and knowledge of test environment and system integration
  • Proficient in RedHat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 5/6/7.x ( or equivalent)  (Ideally with certification)
  • Understand networks ( CCNA level or equivalent experience )
  • Experience with selenium for front end testing.
  • Regular Exposure to External Customers on a Face to Face Basis
  • Comprehensive Acceptance testing experience (SAT / UAT)
  • Effective communication skills including negotiation skills and diplomacy.
  • Effective Test Planning Capabilities
  • Comprehensive planning, monitoring and reporting skills.
  • Strong analytical and technical skills and knowledge of test environment and system integration.
  • Comprehensive appreciation of the software development lifecycle and the need for testing.
  • A pragmatic and practical approach.
  • Capable of working under pressure
  • Self-starter
Desirable: -
  • VMWARE (vsphere), AD, DHCP, DNS, NIS,
  • Good understanding of networking and Storage Technologies
  • Ixia perfect storm, configuration and maintenance of bespoke tests.
Attributes: -
  • Self-starter with the ability to take ownership of work, whilst demonstrating a tenacity to pursue problems to resolution and the confidence to challenge thinking and suggest novel approaches to problems.
  • Solid technical background to draw upon, from an enterprise level,
  • Strong problem investigation and troubleshooting skills, with the ability to analyse and resolve technical issues around Software installation.
  • Capability to work in partnership with Architecture to scope and understand the client's requirements.
  • Ability to critique architectural designs within your technical competencies.
  • Competence to confidently work in partnership with the client to deliver working solutions to deadlines.
  • Proficiency to be able to communicate progress and issues to agreed Stakeholders in a timely understandable manner.
  • Quality of mind that is strongly motivated and shows initiative to 'get the job done'.
  • Diligence that delivers documentation to support the technical solution, and also in partnership with Architecture evolves the original design documentation to be reflective of the actual build.
  • A team player that is able to work with minimal supervision.
Apply now to avoid disappointment
£ 49000.00 - £ 71000.00 per annum
Network Engineer - £49 - £71K
Either of these locations - South West, London, Suffolk
We  expect you to be an up-to-date hands-on practitioner in several of the following areas:-
  • Experience in designing, building and providing third-line support for complex IP or IP/MPLS networks,
  • Evidence of designing and implementing network that are scalable, resilient and give high performance.
  • Knowledge of network design for security, including firewall, IDS and IPS experience.
  • Some experience configuring secure protocols such as IPsec, SSH and SNMPv3.
  • Experience with and knowledge of enterprise- and operator-scale routing design using protocols such as OSPF, IS-IS, BGP, LDP or RSVP and technologies such as MPLS VPNs and QoS.
  • LAN switching design expertise in small- and medium-scale data centre and enterprise environments, including RSTP/MSTP, LAG, MC-LAG or SPB and first-hop resilience and security protocols.
  • Experience with specific vendors' equipment, including Cisco (IOS, ASA) and Juniper. Preferably with evidence of qualifications and certifications (for example Cisco certifications).
  • Understanding of national scale networks and how routing happens on that scale
  • Knowledge of how Netflow is generated / Intrusion Detection works
         Please contact me ASAP for further details - 01489 232 080 or
£ 35000.00 - £ 53000.00 per annum
Full Stack Web Developer - Based in London
£35 - £53k + package
We urgently need an experienced full-stack web developer to take ownership and drive forward the development of a suite of internal toolsets. We are a growing professional services business and efficient Agile resourcing is key to being able to respond the needs of our customers whilst also maximising our profit and keeping our highly talented team engaged on projects they enjoy.
The role holder will need to work closely with the user community to capture requirements, prioritise the backlog then write and test the software. The role also includes an element of mentoring and technical leadership as other people become free and can contribute to the project.
Longer term, there is the potential for the role holder to transition to customer facing projects some of which may require security clearance.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Design, develop and test on-going improvements to a suit of internal web based tools.
  • Manage the development environment hosted on AWS ensuring appropriate levels of security and access.
  • Upskill team members in the technologies used to prepare them for future web development projects.
  • Maintain knowledge of the software industry and new trends and approaches.
  • Maintain and deploy multiple instances of the toolsets to different audiences and tailor the tools to different environments as appropriate.
  • Ensure an Agile delivery approach with frequent releases and leverage user feedback and usage statistics to guide future development.
  • Experience of working in a complex technical development and integration environment.
  • Demonstrable hands on experience and working knowledge of full stack web development including:
  • React.js
  • GraphQL
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • Node.js
  • CSS3 (Material Design)
  • SQL
  • AWS Development tools including CodeCommit, CodeBuild, CodePipeline etc
  • Extensive experience of software version control systems, preferably Git.
  • Extensive experience with issue management and change management systems, preferably the Atlassian toolset.
  • Extensive experience of testing tools and techniques including but not limited to Selenium, Jest, Mocha and Newman.
  • Experience of collecting unified test metrics.
  • Experience working as part of an Agile development team.
  • A thorough understanding of DevOps practices.
  • A thorough understanding of unit and integration testing and the ability to identify weaknesses in test suites and code coverage.
  • Extensive experience of scripting languages (Windows or Linux) to automate various processes.
Authority/Decision Making:
  • Works under broad direction.
  • Full accountability for own technical work and project responsibilities.
  • Analyses business requirements, designs, documents and shares application designs,
  • Writes clear user stories and test cases to ease future maintainability.
  • Self-starter, work is often self-initiated.
  • Able to coach and mentor other team members.
Must have achieved a 2:1 or above in a relevant numerate degree e.g. Computer Science or has achieved 5+ years recent and relevant industry experience.
The role holder will be a fixed office worker based in London where she/he will be expected to work out of a client building and/or a office.  The role will also involve travel to and from other offices and client sites throughout the UK.
Please contact Sarah Clisby - 01489 232 080 or  
£ 49000.00 - £ 70000.00 per annum
Specialist Network Engineer  
Location: Cheltenham / London / Ipswich
Role type: Permanent  
Clearance: UKIC DV / Agency DV
Working in a large, well known, telecommunications business within their defence remit, this specialist Network Engineer role has the opportunity for progression within a cyber security platform.    
My client is keen to speak to individuals working at one of the four locations for fantastic opportunities in a rapidly growing, well-established team.
My client is keen to hear from individuals with experience in IP, IDS, LAN switching design and enterprise/operating scale router designs.  
Press the apply button below and send me your CV if of interest. Full job specifications are available.