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Enterprise Software Architect

  • £600 - £650 per day

Blackthorn Trace are looking for an Enterprise Software Architect to help design and integrate an application to the highest standards of resilience, stability and security, for a global bank.£This includes detailed software architecture design, operationalization and enterprise architecture integration.£Candidates will be responsible for the analysis of business, regulatory and engineering problems, the implementation of appropriate solutions and the documentation of well-defined methods, procedures, and programs in the delivery of these solutions.

Requirements

Candidates should have strong experience with the following knowledge, skills and attributes to be successful:

  • End-to-end software development lifecycle as it applies to a highly regulated (e.g. financial services) environment
  • Automating software provisioning, deployment and maintenance using appropriate tooling including Ansible
  • Usage of the Mulesoft AnyPoint platform to register and control APIs
  • Advanced, modern Agile software development methodologies
  • Enterprise integration experience utilizing microservices/SOA
  • Experience working with MySQL databases
  • Using continuous integration tools and automated testing, CI/CD pipeline
  • Design and architecture of large-scale applications
  • Using Test-Driven Development (TDD) or Behavior-Driven Development (BDD)
  • Knowledge of all elements of a full technology stack
  • Availability to work locally at customer site in St. Paul's and/or our offices in Canary Wharf
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and fluency in English (both verbal and written)

Desirable knowledge, skills and attributes:

  • Developing server-side solutions in Go
  • Developing server-side technologies in C#, Python and/or Java
  • Static code analysis to identify stability and security risks
  • Building web app front ends in React
  • Development/Integration experience with the MattermostChat Platform
  • Confidence and ability to determine requirements and lead development to completion
  • Building training and certification programmes in conjunction with a technical author

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Transition Engineer - based in Paris with EU travel

  • £500 - £550 per day

Job Title: Transitions Engineer and consultant (Windows 10/Office 365)

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for troubleshooting migration issues to determine root cause and improving the migration process
  • Working with existing staff across IT within Security, Architecture, Engineering and Operations to ensure issues are quickly isolated and resolved
  • Supporting the development of best practice migration processes to minimize the disruption to End Users
  • Ensuring appropriate knowledge handover to ensure existing teams within Engineering and Operations
  • Representing designs and subsequent change activities to associated teams and governance processes
  • Ensuring Designs and related changes meet all security, risk and compliance requirements

Requirements

  • Extensive Engineering (as opposed to pure operations/support) experience related to Platform migrations including Active Directory, Windows 10 and Office 365
  • Demonstrable experience in complex root cause analysis
  • Must have relevant experience in a Global organisation
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills with the ability to work proactively across End Users, senior management and technical stakeholders
  • Detailed understanding of related technologies: Windows 10, SCCM, Active Directory, Office 365 (including exchange mailbox migrations), Powershell, Application Packaging, Migration tools, End User hardware - Intune
  • Good understanding, to the extent required to support root cause analysis and issue triage, of related infrastructure technologies i.e. Networking, Security etc.
  • Understanding of Security, Compliance and Risk considerations as they relate to solution design, implementation and operation within global organizations

Must be an EU Citizen and eligible to live and work in the EU. Some travel to US maybe required. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Infrastructure Architect

Position

  • The focus of your role will be to work as an Architect within the Collaboration team driving the enhanced services into the Production environment
  • Your will be expected to provide senior technical oversight and input to all key Engineering activities including but not limited to: requirements management, design, integration, testing, operational integration and production support.
  • A large part of the role will include ensuring effective integration with the broader IT environment therefore a detailed appreciation of associated infrastructure and core services is required i.e. Identity Management, Network, Storage, Monitoring, Automation, Security etc.
  • As the lead technical resource, you will also be expected to act as a primary representative into management, governance and operational forums in support of timely delivery of the solutions.
  • The role relates to a specific Collaboration application which has been implemented on a tacticaltimeframe and as such there are specific areas which require architectural review and short term improvement, these include but are not limited to:
    • Capacity Management
    • Business Continuity
    • Reliability / Resilience
    • Monitoring
    • Automation
    • Release / Change Management

Responsibilities:

  • The role will cover formalization of architectural requirements, an initial assessment of the existing implementation against those requirements and subsequently a revised target state architecture
  • The role will also involve providing support to Engineering and Operational functions to enable the implementation of the target state architecture
  • Provide technical oversight to the full Engineeringlifecycle including:
    • Requirements Analysis
    • High and Low Level Design documentation
    • Creation of Operational handover documentation
    • Engagement with Security, Risk and Compliance teams as required to support organisational review processes and ensure solution adherence with Security, Risk and Compliance requirements
    • Participation in required governance processes e.g. Design Reviews, etc.
    • Solution testing
    • General activities within the scope of Design, Engineering, Testing and Operational handover, this includes, but is not limited to: Incident/Problem Management, Security Patch integration, Product Change engineering
  • The applicant must demonstrate comparable experience working at scale in a Global environment

Requirements

  • Must have relevant experience in a Global Financial organization
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in an Architecture role working with large organizations to provide solutions in the collaboration space
  • A successful track record of delivering complex solutions
  • Excellent client facing skills to C-level
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Proactive mindset to exploring and presenting options underpinned by technical reasoning
  • An understanding of Security, Compliance and Risk considerations as they relate to solution design, implementation and operation within global financial organizations
  • Formal management experience desirable
  • Ability to navigate complex operational environments effectively

Technical Skills

  • Expert level:
    • Linux (RH)
    • Storage (NAS, NetApp)
    • Database (mySQL)
    • Load-balancer (F5, NGNX, Avi)
    • Monitoring (Splunk)
    • Automation and Scripting experience (Ansible, Mulesoft)
  • Solution integration i.e., Directory Services, Identity and Entitlements management solutions, Security, Monitoring etc.
  • Successful track record delivering infrastructure solutions for applications in complex global environments with over 50,000 users
  • Experience of Mattermost desirable

All candidates will need to go through a thorough background check.



Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Business Analyst - Must have banking experience

  • £350 - £500 per day

This position will be part of tool deployment team that will support in order to support the migration of 53,000 users from BYO to Corporate Mobility would be beneficial and be based out of our Chester or London offices.

Their main function will be to help manage the large-scale logistical exercise of identification / survey / order / deliver / activate new devices as they are provided to our user population. At this time the management of this process with be manual with reporting's and logistics managed by the team via Tableau and excel. We will be using a survey tool to gather requirements and collate information to manage the transition of the users successfully.

The successful applicant will work closely with stakeholders to ensure outcomes are delivered in an efficient manner, liaise closely with the business and development teams to work through the full project lifecycle and ensure that business readiness activities are effectively undertaken to ensure that business areas are ready to accept the changes as a result of these rollouts.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Collecting and analysing client's business objectives and translating them into requirements in clear formats and representations
  • Preparing accurate and detailed requirement specifications documents, user interface guides, and functional specification documents
  • Providing context and leadership to the development team ensuring that the software that we develop is in line with the problems our clients are looking to us to solve
  • Experience assisting Project Managers with creating weekly status reports, project deliverables, issuing change requests and ensuring high satisfaction of the client
  • Acts as project manager on smaller engagements or work streams
  • Evaluating the data collected through task analysis, business process analysis, stakeholder interviews, surveys and workshops
  • Extensive experience facilitating stakeholder workshops in the areas of Information Architecture, Migration Strategy, Governance, etc.
  • Providing feedback to our development team during the development phase to incorporate client feedback
  • Working closely with an Architect to lead the strategy for content and data migrations and producing migration plans to outline the required steps to perform the migration, when applicable
  • Experience leading User-Acceptance Testing (UAT) and developing test plans and scripts in very short windows of time. Also experience with managing a product/project backlog ensuring accountability for bugs, errors and enhancements

Skills and Requirements:

In order to be successful in your application for this role you must be able to demonstrate the following core skills:

  • BS Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science or any related field
  • Minimum five years of experience as a Business Analyst
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Project and other common project management tools
  • Ability to make effective decisions under pressure
  • Working knowledge of MDM mobility environments beneficial but not essential
  • Ability to gather and interpret relevant data and information
  • Proven Business Analysis experience within large scale Mobile Phone transformation… i.e. moving from BYOD to Corporate Owned experience in this would be beneficial.
  • Experienced in verification/UAT test lifecycles (test execution & preparation)
  • Relevant experience of Business Readiness and implementation activities ensuring businesses are ready to accept technical changes
  • Demonstrable skills covering requirements gathering, documentation and the use of industry standard analysis techniques
  • Strong communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation)
  • Professional presence and appearance
  • Strong understanding of the consulting business and is motivated by challenging work

Job Title: Business Analyst
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 months
Rate: Market rates

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Senior Infrastructure Architect - 6 weeks contract

  • £800 - £850 per day

 

  • The focus of your role will be to work as an Architect within the collaboration team driving the enhanced services into the production environment
  • Your will be expected to provide senior technical oversight and input to all key engineering activities including but not limited to: requirements management, design, integration, testing, operational integration and production support.
  • A large part of the role will include ensuring effective integration with the broader IT environment therefore a detailed appreciation of associated infrastructure and core services is required i.e. Identity Management, Network, Storage, Monitoring, Automation, Security etc.
  • As the lead technical resource, you will also be expected to act as a primary representative into management, governance and operational forums in support of timely delivery of the solutions.
  • The role relates to a specific collaboration application which has been implemented on a tactical timeframe and as such there are specific areas which require architectural review and short term improvement, these include but are not limited to:
    • Capacity Management
    • Business Continuity
    • Reliability/Resilience
    • Monitoring
    • Automation
    • Release/Change Management

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • The role will cover formalization of architectural requirements, an initial assessment of the existing implementation against those requirements and subsequently a revised target state architecture
  • The role will also involve providing support to engineering and operational functions to enable the implementation of the target state architecture
  • Provide technical oversight to the full engineeringlifecycle including:
    • Requirements analysis
    • High and low level design documentation
    • Creation of operational handover documentation
    • Engagement with Security, Risk and Compliance teams as required to support organisational review processes and ensure solution adherence with Security, Risk and Compliance requirements
    • Participation in required governance processes e.g. Design Reviews, etc.
    • Solution testing
    • General activities within the scope of Design, Engineering, Testing and Operational handover, this includes, but is not limited to: Incident/Problem Management, Security Patch integration, Product Change engineering
  • The applicant must demonstrate comparable experience working at scale in a Global environment

Skills and Requirements:

  • Must have relevant experience in a Global Financial organisation
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in an Architecture role working with large organisations to provide solutions in the collaboration space
  • A successful track record of delivering complex solutions
  • Excellent client facing skills to C-level
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Proactive mindset to exploring and presenting options underpinned by technical reasoning
  • An understanding of Security, Compliance and Risk considerations as they relate to solution design, implementation and operation within global financial organisations
  • Formal management experience desirable
  • Ability to navigate complex operational environments effectively

Technical Skills:

  • Expert level:
    • Linux (RH)
    • Storage (NAS, NetApp)
    • Database (mySQL)
    • Load-balancer (F5, NGNX, Avi)
    • Monitoring (Splunk)
    • Automation and Scripting experience (Ansible, Mulesoft)
  • Solution integration i.e. Directory Services, Identity and Entitlements management solutions, Security, Monitoring etc.
  • Successful track record delivering infrastructure solutions for applications in complex global environments with over 50,000 users
  • Experience of Mattermost desirable

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

SOC2 Consultant - Contract - £500p/day

 

How would you like to work for one of the top security consultancies that are at the forefront of cyber security solutions? This opportunity is for consultants who are eager to develop their craft and showcase their ability to a range of this consultancy's client bank.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Ability to scope SOC2 projects i.e. be able to identify the TSCs the client needs to achieve and what is relevant to the services they offer
  • Be able to conduct SOC2 readiness assessments and soft audits
  • Experience of remediation projects to get companies up to SOC2 compliance following a readiness assessment for both Type 1 and Type 2
  • Ideally experience of multiple SOC readiness assessments and remediation projects
  • ISO 27001 experience (implementation and audit)
  • Any experience of SOC1
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) - particularly ability to draft policies and procedures and write reports
  • Ability to work with clients of all sizes and be able to tailor deliverables to meet the specific needs of the client.

Length of contract:

  • Ad Hoc

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

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