£ 41000.00 - £ 60000.00 per annum
Automation Test Lead - Based in Suffolk.
 
Salary is between £41 - £60k + Package
 
General
 
  • 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.
 
 
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£ 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.
 
Skills/Experience:
 
  • 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.
 
Qualifications:
 
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.
 
Mobility
 
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 s.clisby@englandassociates.co.uk  
£ 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.  
   
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£ 60000.00 - £ 85000.00 per annum
Solution Architect  
Location: London / Ipswich / Cheltenham  
Role type: Permanent  
Clearance Type: Agency DV / UKIC DV
   
Working in a large, well known, telecommunications business within their defence remit, this Solution Architect role has the opportunity for progression.    
   
   
Working as a solution architect you will be responsible for user stories, requirements analysis, business process modelling and communicating technical ideas and proposals effectively.
 
My client needs someone with an understanding of service management.
   
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£ 41000.00 - £ 60000.00 per annum
Automation Lead  
Location: Ipswich  
Role type: Permanent  
   
This opportunity for an Automation Lead is working in the cyber security industry for a large telecommunications company. The individual will be responsible for working with automation toolsets, writing test documentation over full software development lifecycles. The individual should have experience in developing in Bash / Python and working with Linux and networks.    
   
   
An active DV clearance is a pre-requisite for this opportunity.
   
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£ 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.
   
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£ 40000.00 - £ 59000.00 per annum
Network Test Lead  
Location: Ipswich  
Role type: Permanent  
   
Working in a large, well known, telecommunications business within their defence remit, this Network Test Lead role has the opportunity for progression.    
    
Active DV clearance is a pre-requisite as well as a background and understanding of Ethernet switching, CISCO configuration and VOIP.
   
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£ 528.00 - £ 528.00 per day
28296 - Human Factors Expert - DSTL - 12 months - SC - £528.78 UMB
   
Client  
   DSTL
Role & Responsibilities
  •  The Human and Social Sciences Group, in Dstl, delivers, and facilitates the delivery of, future-focused human and social science research and consultancy to MOD and other government departments. Our work informs policy and maximises the performance of whole systems for Defence and Security. The group have a vacancy for a Contractor to support the Human Systems Integration and Humans in Cyber Systems capabiltiies. We require a Human Factors (HF) Practitioner, with knowledge of Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI) and Human Computer Interaction (HCI), to lead and advise on a number of work packages in the Cyber area, and across domains if subsequently required. The contractor will provide Human Factors expertise to ensure human-related requirements and equipment design are optimised for the end user and to ensure effective exploitation of the capability. Design and assess Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI) and Human Computer Interaction (HCI) aspects of military systems, to aid understanding of user task performance and systems safety. Design, perform and analyse HF assessments to assess military systems. Apply human-related standards (JSP912), information and knowledge in human-related aspects of military system development in order to assess a system. Write and analyse human-related requirements (e.g. capture, definition, test and assurance) of military systems. Analyse human-related considerations (i.e. constraints, risks, issues and concerns) of military systems in order to quantify the severity of risk. Apply the processes for conducting safe and ethical assessments of military systems. Develop, run and evaluate trials activities which may require travel (including overseas). Work with and advise other team members, Engineers, Scientists and the end user. Brief military personnel and project teams when required. The Contractor will be required to have experience of: Conducting Human Factors assessments to assess military systems. Applying human-related standards in order to assess a system. Applying the MOD HFI process. Writing human-related requirements of military systems and analysing human-related considerations. Designing and reviewing HMI and HCI designs. Applying HF trials design. Practical domain experience, such as Land or Maritime. The Contractor will be required to have the following skills: Planning / organising - Proven ability to plan, develop and manage a range of high quality work, ensuring plans compliment broader customer requirements. Ability to organise and assess own contributions. Problem solving - Able to identify broad trends to assess deep-rooted and complex issues. Able to apply originality in modifying existing approaches to solve problems. Management and teamwork - effective team working skills, understanding the strengths and weaknesses of others to help teamwork development. Ability to foster and develop good relationships with others. Communicating and influencing - Able to provide expert guidance (written and verbal) to colleagues in own team, other work areas, stakeholders and customers when required. Able to persuade and influence at all levels in order to foster and maintain relationships, resolving tensions/ difficulties as they arise. The successful candidate should be able to travel to meetings around the UK and overseas if required. Minimum of a BSc. or equivalent in a relevant Human Factors (e.g. Ergonomics) / Human Science subject. OR Minimum of a BEng/BSc. in Systems/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering (or other engineering subject), Industrial Design Engineering/Product Design, or natural science subject (e.g. Physics) AND experience of applying HF in a research, or consultancy context.
 
 
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£ 35000.00 - £ 53000.00 per annum
Web Developer    
Location: London  
Role type: Permanent  
   
Working in a large, well known, telecommunications business within their defence remit, this web developer opportunity will be working in an expanding cyber security team.    
   
   
My client is looking for someone with experience in the design and development of web based tools and software technologies including: React.js, GraphQL, HTML5, JavaScript and SQL.
   
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£ 450.00 - £ 450.00 per day
28251 - Project Manager - Ships - Abbeywood - £453.22 UMB - 6 months  
   
Client  
   MOD
Role & Responsibilities
  •  Main Duties and Responsibilities: Management and delivery of plans to ensure all necessary preparation and execution tasks and dependencies are included. Ongoing management of those plans to achieve the delivery goals Work with key stakeholders to manage the deployment of all aspects of the project assigned to Identify and mitigate potential risks for delivery of products Operate as a full member of the team; supporting the Programme Manager and other team members as directed Project Manage all aspects of specific work packages Working with stakeholders to ensure Design; Delivery; Technical Build; testing; MI requirements etc are managed and delivered to date and time Completion of detailed plan for the medium term including MSP; Resources; costs Completion of the detailed design phase to time and quality; working with the Design team to secure stakeholder sign-off at all stages. Development of stakeholder relationship with suppliers; including preparation of joint plans; proposals and any design and build documentation. Completion of the high level plan Experience in the delivery of projects; with particular emphasis on the management of suppliers and stakeholders Experience of governance and risk control frameworks Good planning and organisational skills Strong leadership; people and communications skills Possess strong analytical skills with a proven ability to persuade and influence senior decision-making. Experience in the delivery of projects; with particular emphasis on the management of suppliers and stakeholders. Experience of governance and risk control frameworks. Good planning and organisational skills Strong leadership; people and communications skills Possess strong analytical skills with a proven ability to persuade and influence senior decision-making. Project Initiation documentation Scrutiny and Approvals documentation
 
 
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£ 450.00 - £ 450.00 per day
27960 - Corporate Services Adviser - DCMS - 6 months - £450 UMB - SC
   
Client  
   DCMS
Role & Responsibilities
  •  Job Description - Corporate Services Adviser (CSA) The CSA leads a small mixed team of contractors and Civil Servants in the delivery and maintenance of the core requirements and services that ensure the safety and security of the department's most important assets; it's staff and the information they generate. Required Experience Essential 1. Records Management experience from either a private or central government organisation: - Knowledge of the role of a Department Records Officer (DRO), - Knowledge of central government records practices and procedures, - Experience with either (or both) of the government's recognised IT operating platforms; O365 or Google (Drive/AODocs), and how best to exploit embedded records processes, - Working with physical and 'born digital' records covering: o Records lifecycle management, o Accessioning to The National Archives, o Retention schedules and how they are calculated, - Awareness of the emerging General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its impact on the public and private sectors, - Knowledge and Information Management (KIM) experience, - Working knowledge of the Public Records Act (1958), 2. Security experience of both physical and data security measures: - Deep knowledge and experience of government security measures and how they are applied including: incident management, basic cyber awareness (including Phishing), vetting, education and awareness training - Knowledge of the Transforming Government Security Programme (TGSP) and the new 'Cluster' approach, - Demonstrable ability educate both senior and junior staff in security awareness training; induction through to continuity. - Working knowledge of the Government Security Policy Framework (2014), - Experience of working with all levels of Government's Security Classifications (OFFICIAL, SECRET & TOP SECRET), - Awareness of government vetting procedures and the newly established UK Security Vetting (UKSV) service. Highly Desirable - Working knowledge of the Data Protection Act (1998). Role will be expected to lead on the management & execution of DCMS Subject Access Requests (SAR) prior to being outsourced. Desirable - Demonstrable ability to engage with junior and senior staff alike, - Managing external contracts and Memorandums of Understanding (MoU), - Good communications skills, - Good presentational and written skills, - Ability to work flexibly and at pace. - Innate understanding of how central government operates.
 
 
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£ 403.96 - £ 403.96 per day
28372 - Risk Manager - MOD - Andover - 7 months - £403.96 UMB
   
Client  
   DIO
Role & Responsibilities
  •  Produce formal risk reports to boards as required by risk reporting strategy, including commentary on performance, coordinating upward aggregation of data / information and reports - highlight reports, programme status reports, management dashboards, etc. Ensure integrity of reports through consistent traffic lights; define and challenge traffic-light status  Preparation and update of cost / schedule models at portfolio level by FLC  Responsible for producing Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA) reports showing P10, P50 & P90 allocation cost breakdown and explanation of any changes from previous results and the significant portfolio risks  Carry out analysis and contribute to aggregated view of risk exposure across all DIO PPD Projects  Contribute to development and maturity of risk management service  Guidance to Project teams through scrutiny of risk registers, risk management plans, forecasts etc.  Identify and report deviations and recommend exception reports to risk management lead when appropriate  Monitor qualitative risk assessments, promoting mitigation planning on a cost/benefit basis Accountable for assurance checks on a percentage of submitted quantitative cost and schedule analysis for risk  Responsible for comparing risk forecasts with actual spend, interrogating those projects which are vastly different as to reasons  Contribute to risk management audit trail procedures meeting Corporate Governance requirements  Lead the escalation of large or contentious projects / programmes identified using a risk based approach  Contribute to an aggregated view of Risk across all projects or programmes of projects within PPD SME on the PPD PRM software tool: reflecting the aggregated view of risk, producing reports for presentation to PPD senior managers as required  Support risk management practices through the application of Quantitative Risk Schedule Analysis at portfolio project level  Champion risk management excellence, providing risk expertise and mentoring on risk, leading by example Expert guidance on Risk Management processes to wider DIO teams. Embed risk tools and standards Design a fast track audit service for GWR Arrange risk embedment training in accordance with training calendar Conduct risk embedmen training to be carried out in Q1 and Q2 18/19
 
 
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