Head of IT Architecture

Head of IT Architecture | Hertfordshire & London & Remote | circa £100,000 + car/allowance + 20% bonus
 

This is a fantastic opportunity to provide technical governance leadership to the C-Suite and build on an already talented team.

As the new Head of IT Architecture, you will lead the team directly looking after the architecture of our client partner’s extensive application estate, manage the design and architecture demand, ensuring that artefacts and design standards are delivered to time and to quality and work in conjunction with wider business stakeholders to deliver business value from our client-partner’s IT systems, whilst ensuring systems and data are secure.

Leaders who can oversee adherence to the architecture strategy, support long-term sustainable development and represent and actively participate in IT governance and Architecture communities will be of interest.

If you can research, create, communicate, and maintain IT product and supplier roadmaps considering market and IT developments that are designed to deliver long-term business requirements, we’d like to hear from you. If you can reduce IT risk and maximise re-use and efficiencies, as well as develop, agree, control, maintain and govern effective delivery of IT architectural solution blueprints (both internally and externally produced), incorporating IT operating model, technology, applications, information, and service, in accordance with agreed standards and criteria, we’d also like to hear from you.

If you have a background in Solution or Enterprise Architecture – it's likely you will have great skills in Application / Integration Architecture with an awareness of Infrastructure and Service and this could be the ideal role for you.

Experience of working with modern workplace technologies (Data Models, Azure, BI, COTS products) and/or any Architecture related qualifications such as Togaf, Archimate or Zachman would be helpful.

This role will also require strong communication, influencing and negotiation skills.

Working closely with the wider Architecture and technology community will be a huge part of your role, and actively discussing and presenting technical findings to senior stakeholders from numerous departments, whilst influencing the decision making and collaborative working within the team with the aim of improving architecture capability, promoting best practise, and delivering a technology strategy are all vital elements of this job role.

If partnering with stakeholders to elicit, lead and influence strategy discussions and work with the Digital Transformation team to translate the strategic roadmap into a project pipeline, whilst applying your knowledge of technology concepts and trends to identify interdependencies, gaps, potential threats, redundancy, and re-architecture opportunities appeals to you, then please apply today.

Any Head of IT Architecture who can analyse emerging technology & market trends, influence the new business technology initiatives at inception; provide expert guidance and analysis of the business impact of potential changes, solution options, feasibility, and recommendations for future state architecture will be highly desired.

You will have the flexibility to work from home, as well as the London office and Hertfordshire office.

For more information, get in touch with the team at Jonothan Bosworth.

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IT Project Manager

IT Project Manager | London & Hertfordshire & Remote | circa £65,000

Does working with a leading multidisciplinary organisation that currently employs over 3000 people across a variety of sectors where every day will bring exciting new challenges appeal to you?

If so – please read on!

BASICS:

As the new IT Project Manager in the Digital Innovation team, you will be a transformative change agent, responsible for the delivery of strategic and enterprise-level technology solutions that support the business’s ambitions of becoming a Digital Leader in its space.

In this role you will report to the Head of Digital Transformation and focus on driving a successful transition from controlled pilots with proven benefits into enterprise-wide ‘business as usual’ solutions, in pursuit of this, you will work with both third-party solution providers and internal software development teams to build and configure working solutions.

If you can focus on the delivery of two key strategic projects; that of groupwide implementation of a third-party common data environment and groupwide implementation of several internally developed digital solutions focused on modernising site operational processes, then you are likely to receive an immediate interview request.

PRE-REQUISITES:

We are looking for someone to develop realistic long term strategic roadmaps, manage and support a matrixed team with a diverse array of talents and responsibilities and work as an integral part of the Digital Innovation Team.

If you can also manage budgets, costing and forecasting, champion change and encourage site-level adoption of new processes and technology improvements, whilst monitoring progress and report this in regular meetings with senior management and stakeholders, you are going to be of interest.

ABOUT YOU:

If you have the ability to translate complex technical solutions into simple and clear communication, coupled with planning & coordination attributes, including success factors, KPIs, measuring and reporting, we’d like to hear from you.

Project Managers with knowledge of common data environments, PowerApps, Scrum or other Agile working techniques and any awareness of citizen development within the Power Platform will be highly desired.

This role will also require strong communication, influencing and negotiation skills.

CONCLUSION:

This is a fantastic, varied role and individuals that are naturally collaborative and open to change, showing competence in operating as a change agent by challenging conventional thinking, managing risk and influencing stakeholders – this is the right role for you.

If partnering with stakeholders to elicit, lead and influence operational discussions and work with the Digital Transformational leadership teams, whilst applying your knowledge of Strategic Stakeholder Management & Product Management is of interest, then please apply today.

You will have the flexibility to work from home, as well as the London office and Hertfordshire office.

For more information, get in touch with the team at Jonothan Bosworth.

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Business Analyst

Business Analyst | Hertfordshire & London & Remote | circa £65,000

Does working with a leading multidisciplinary organisation that currently employs over 3000 people across a variety of sectors where every day will bring exciting new challenges appeal to you?

If so – please read on!

BASICS:

As the newLead Business Analyst, you will be responsible for the entire requirements process, understand and define the scope of the project based on the project initiation document or other scope-related artefacts and review documentation for consistency and accuracy.
 

Taking responsibility for compiling reports based on findings, complete with probable causes and proposed solutions whilst applying proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help maximise the benefits of projects will be part of your remit.

In this role you willreport to the Portfolio Manager and take primary responsibility for developing the team of Business Analysts and driving best practices within the organisation

If you can investigate, assess and develop operational, business performance and reporting systems whilst leading design sessions, then you are likely to receive an immediate interview request.

PRE-REQUISITES:

We are looking for someone to review and analyse the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems, and identify and establish scope and parameters of systems analysis, whilst working with stakeholders in order to determine needs and requirements of the business and determine operational objectives by studying business functions and improving internal and client facing systems by studying current practices; designing and proposing modifications.

ABOUT YOU:

For this role, it’s important to be client focussed and commercially astute, with an innovative approach to work. Strong leadership and influencing skills; pragmatic, resilient and with an appetite for problem solving and issue resolution

Business Analysts with experience of working with web-based IT products, designing bespoke systems and mixed methodologies of project delivery (SCRUM, KANBAN, Waterfall, DSDM) should apply today.

This role will also require strong communication, influencing and negotiation skills.

CONCLUSION:

Individuals with an ability to lead the business analyst team and establish a centre of excellence, make sound and objective decisions, build and maintain a network of relationships with internal and external stakeholders and effectively manage the performance and development of self and others will enjoy this job role.

If you understand how business systems connect, and are able to ‘do as well as manage’ collaborate positively with relevant stakeholders and build and maintain an internal network of contacts who can be used to solve business issues – we’d like to hear from you.

If partnering with stakeholders to elicit, lead and influence operational discussions and work with the leadership teams, whilst applying your knowledge of ERP, legacy estates and in-house developments sounds appealing, then please apply today.

You will have the flexibility to work from home, as well as the London office and Hertfordshire office.

For more information, get in touch with the team at Jonothan Bosworth.

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Project Manager

Project Manager | London & Hertfordshire & Remote | circa £65,000

Does working with a leading multidisciplinary organisation that currently employs over 3000 people across a variety of sectors where every day will bring exciting new challenges appeal to you?

If so – please read on!

BASICS:

As the new iSMP Project Manager, you will lead the day-to-day management of the Intelligent Site Management Plan (iSMP) ensuring compliance and progressive assurance.

In this role you will report to the Head of Digital Transformation and lead the delivery of the iSMP with accountability for reporting costs and managing resources, with strict management of the delivery programme.

If you can take care of the overall programme management, including stand-up meetings with the software developers; gap analysis – identification and resolution, whilst ensuring data consensus and developing support documentation, then you are likely to receive an immediate interview request.

PRE-REQUISITES:

We are looking for someone to manage end to end process flows and user stories and considerations; data architecture, security requirements, scope documentation for development, mock-ups utilising a visual design standard and the creation of test plans based on working with the iSMP team.

ABOUT YOU:

If you have solid issue resolution and documentation skills, coupled with planning & coordination attributes, including success factors, KPIs, measuring and reporting, we’d like to hear from you.

Project Managers with at least five years of IT work experience and three to five years with experience of arranging, planning, documenting and getting consensus on stakeholder sessions for scoping and design;  this could be the ideal role for you.

This role will also require strong communication, influencing and negotiation skills.

CONCLUSION:

This a fantastic, varied role and individuals able to collaborate positively with relevant stakeholders and select digital technology, applications, and service products, in collaboration with implementation managers and other ICT managers – this is the right role for you.

If partnering with stakeholders to elicit, lead and influence operational discussions and work with the Digital Transformational leadership teams, whilst applying your knowledge of Intelligent Site Management Plans is of interest, then please apply today.

You will have the flexibility to work from home, as well as the London office and Hertfordshire office.

For more information, get in touch with the team at Jonothan Bosworth.

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Technical Lead

Technical Lead | £Negotiable | London & Remote

We are working with one of the UK's most awarded and innovative digital product studios who have worked with some brilliant companies on thought-provoking business challenges, so if  you have a degree in Computer Science or Engineering (or equivalent work experience) and if you have multiple skills that span development, user experience, product design and innovation, and research into new technologies, we’d like to hear from you today!

Location: 

Central London HQ, with hybrid/remote working

The Basics:
 

Our client partner comes up with the best possible solutions for their clients, whether it’s an app, IoT device, voice UI or web app and as Technical Lead, you will be able to contribute to these processes and work alongside Project Management to ensure the successful delivery of the products you lead. You will evaluate new technologies and frameworks to solve complex problems in the best possible way. 

Whilst working closely with the development, design and user experience teams, helping them deliver high-quality work, you will report directly to the CTO and will be responsible for leading the overall design of technical solutions and technical strategy. 

Technology profile:

If you have some or all of the following skills, you are likely to receive an immediate interview request: .NET, .NET Core, ASP.NET Web API, ASP.NET MVC 

Additionally, any exposure to Vue or Angular, TypeScript, Javascript (ES6), HTML5, CSS (SASS), MSSQL, T-SQL, C#,Entity Framework, Node.js or AWS architecture will go down very well.

Leadership: 

If you feel that you can consult the team and client(s) on technical strategy, work closely with clients to solve challenges at the core of their business, help run and improve development and delivery processes, whilst working closely with the development team and product management team we’d like to hear from you today 

Engineering: 

An ability to solve complex problems and evaluate how different technologies and frameworks can be used in order to deliver the best possible solutions is also vital, so too is the use of modern development technologies such as cloud services

Design: 

If you understand approaches to security, caching, versioning, networking, and cloud technologies, the full web stack, mobile arena and voice tech ensuring all aspects of the design have been considered, then please be in touch.

Innovation: 

Advising on technical design and approaches for new opportunities, and on how the application of technology can enable new customer experiences and product concepts will be an exciting part of this role too. 

Conclusion

Our partner has a family feel to its environment, and you can expect to receive a generous holiday entitlement (plus bank holidays), additional holiday on your birthday, cycle to work scheme, a great pension scheme, health & dental care and more. Join a winning team with a progressive approach to work, with high delivery levels on all projects. If you can lead by example in driving continuous improvement contributing to key strategic initiatives, we’d like to hear from you

Get in touch with the team at Jonothan Bosworth to learn more.

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Integrations Project Manager

Integrations Project Manager | Hertfordshire / London / Hybrid Working | up to £600/day

Does working with a leading multidisciplinary organisation that currently employs over 3000 people across a variety of sectors where every day will bring exciting new challenges appeal to you?

If so – please read on!

As the Integrations Project Manager, you will be responsible for the timely and effective delivery of the integration for our partners’ programme, including the following streams of work.

-Rectification of defects and performance of existing integrations

-Delivery of new critical integrations between primary systems

-Delivery of integrations between the order management system Causeway (including the configuration of data transfers between Causeway and client vendor systems).

-Delivery of integrations between bespoke commercial systems.

This job role will involve managing a team, including a project manager, business analyst, BAU development and ICT support team.  All new integrations will be developed by a specialist external partner, however the role will require the development and delivery of a fast paced, agile approach to integration development managed at a granular level.

This is a fantastic 6+ month contract for someone with the right skill set.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Project Managers with experience of delivering software development projects and knowledge of standard SDLC, coupled with knowledge of data migration and reporting writing will be of interest.

If you have worked with Azure based integration layers (middeware), Azure DevOps, dataverse and Scrum or other Agile working techniques you are likely to receive an immediate interview request.

Any knowledge or awareness of citizen development within the Power Platform will also be advantageous.
 

OTHER STUFF:

If you can help to deliver all critical integrations in line with the overall ERP programme of works, whilst owning the planning and task management for the integration delivery streams, as well as running daily stand-ups (where applicable) to ensure timely completion of tasks, we'd like to hear from you.

Individuals who can ensure tasks and objectives align with the overall programme; ensuring that team(s) are delivering on objectives to deadlines and provide progress updates will be sought after. Running steering meetings on integrations, whilst reporting on spending with third parties – (budget vs actual), and developing realistic long term strategic roadmaps and resource plans in collaboration with key business stakeholders to bring data and reporting services inhouse will also be important.

INTERFACES:

There will be symbiosis between roles that are interdependent and have points of interface, such as your relationship with the chief digital officer, the software team, the data migration lead, and the chief information officer.  The external lines of communication include software partners, digital partners and sister companies.

CONCLUSION:

This is an exciting and rewarding project for someone who can manage budgets, costing and forecasting, whilst managing risks and issues to the project, implementing mitigation strategies where necessary.

If you can evidence value created against approved business cases, monitor progress, facilitate and contribute to both process and technical design sessions, and translate complex technical solutions into simple and clear communication, with proven stakeholder management and, supplier management skills, we would like to hear from you today.

Get in touch with the team at Jonothan Bosworth for more details

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3rd Line Engineer

Infrastructure Engineer | London | circa 40k
 

If Microsoft, VMware & Azure are technologies that you are already familiar with, then this role will be for you.  If you like working as part of a dynamic team, then this role will also be for you!
 

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:

All Engineers with strong Microsoft Active Directory knowledge, including associated functions such as Group Policy, Site and Services, and DNS will be of interest.

Strong VMware ESXi 6.x. and/or 7.x with strong logical troubleshooting skills and reasonable Microsoft Azure knowledge, including Azure Active Directory and a familiarity with backup methods and functionality will lead to an immediate interview request.
 

DESIRABLES:

These are not 'must haves', but if you are proficient with HP hardware, including SAN technology, Microsoft Office 365, PowerShell scripting, Amazon Web Services, email security and vulnerability management you will be most sought after by our employer-partner.

INTERVIEW PROCESS:

The initial stage will be a video interview followed by a single in person interview, (if possible).

LOCATION OF WORK:

For the first 2 months you be based in Central West London, and longer term you will be expected to be onsite two days a week, including a colocation site near Kings Cross, London.

CONCLUSION:

We are looking for individuals who possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with a keen eye for detail. Confident, self-motivated and ready to help drive the team forwards by striving for excellence. If you are comfortable working and communicating with personnel from other departments who may not be as technically skilled; to help understand requirements and then propose solutions where required, we would like to hear from you TODAY.

Get in touch with the team at Jonothan Bosworth to learn more.

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IT Engineer

IT Engineer | Central London | 1+ Day Per Week

Do you have excellent communication skills, with an ability to diagnose problems whilst communicating technical information in a clear and understandable manner to both technical and non-technical stakeholders? If you are looking to work on a part-time basis (1 or 2 days per week), and you are able to commute to London Central, then please apply today.

THE BASICS:

If you can assure regular and timely responses, based on customer needs, we would like to hear from you. 

Engineers who can monitor, update, escalate and close; process overflow calls during periods of high demand and complete changes to customer environments following a change management process will be of interest.

THE TECHNICAL:

IT Engineers with at least a couple of years of experience in a similar role, who can logically take a user through a step-by-step problem-determination-procedure over the telephone or IM chat should apply.

Essential skills:

Microsoft Windows Desktop/Server Operating Systems, Microsoft Office Suite 2013/2016, Exchange, Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, Active Directory, Office 365.

THE CONCLUSION:

If you are immediately available, looking for a part-time contract role (i.e. Thursday & Friday, weekly), this long term contract opportunity could be the perfect fit for you.

IT Engineers with an astute attention to detail – confident to pursue necessary investigations and apply theories to ensure integrity of data and systems, coupled with an ability to prioritise and meet required deadlines as well as possessing excellent verbal and written communication skills will be sought after.

Contact Jonothan Bosworth Recruitment Specialists for more information

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Front End Developer

Front End Developer | London | Up to £60,000

As Front End Developer you will join a Global Consultancy to help deliver transformative digital work for high profile private and public sector clients.

From cutting edge projects to essential infrastructure, with a competitive benefits package and a certified Great Place to Work – you will be supported in taking your career anywhere you want it to go.

THE BASICS:

You will help to build key financial services systems, working in an agile environment.

You will be working with teams that employ DevOps practices, that may be remote and geographically distributed; and you will understand the challenges and opportunities this type of working brings

KEY SKILLS:

Experienced in Angular, Redux, NgRx, TypeScript, HTML5, CSS3, node.js

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Business Analyst

Business Analyst | London | Up to £70,000

As Business Analyst you will join a Global Consultancy to help deliver transformative digital work for high profile private and public sector clients.

From cutting edge projects to essential infrastructure, with a competitive benefits package and a certified Great Place to Work – you will be supported in taking your career anywhere you want it to go.

THE BASICS:

If you have a creative understanding of what motivates business success and a talent for unlocking problems and modelling innovative solutions, we would like to hear from you.

Responsibilities will include the following.

Identify stakeholder objectives and their business needs
Investigate and agree complex business and system functional and non-functional requirements
Find and resolve inconsistencies
Run and improve a requirement management system
Identify acceptance tests and scope
Manage requests for the application of changes to baseline requirements
Conduct advanced modelling activities
Plan own modelling activities
Obtain agreement with stakeholders on models, processes and requirements
Define scope and business priorities, and could hold the vision for, change initiatives of medium size and complexity

KEY SKILLS:

You will have experience working in an agile environment, practicing Scrum, Kanban, XP or SAFe
Experience in writing feature acceptance criteria and define MVP for products, user stories, and development team define and refine the acceptance criteria
You’ll demonstrable experience owing Team Backlog – refinement and prioritization of stories and features
Technology Awareness – understanding development lifecycle, Quality Assurance and engineering best practices
A problem-solving attitude with an open mindset focussed on learning and developing new skills
Experience working in financial services as a business consultant / business analyst

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