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We are looking for skilled Java Developers with experience using Mongo, TDD, ideally Groovy, Solr and pair programming for a 3 month contract with a featured client in West London using pure agile, best practice & clean code methods. Your key responsibilities:As a member of the software engineering team, you will… * Be seen as an active mentor within the team that can offer advice and guidance around design, architectural decisions and code quality * Develop excellent quality software using agile techniques such as Test Driven Development and Pair Programming * Take an active role in Story definition, assisting QA's and business stakeholders with Acceptance criteria * Drive best technology and software development practices into the team with passion and enthusiasm * Participate in regular showcases of new work to the product owners and business stakeholders * Strive for continuous improvement within the team and the department Your skills: * Experienced ability in Java (Groovy/Grails experience also highly desirable) * Have experience and ability with NoSQL Databases, ESB's, Message Brokers, Document Stores and Data Structure Servers * Experience in SOLR is also desirable * Have experience in automated continuous delivery and deployment, and automated testing * Have knowledge and experience of a wide range of best of breed open source and commercial technologies * Be experience of software development for resilient, high capacity, high traffic, high availability web-based services/systems, including configurable Micro-services * Have an understanding of how the web works including familiarity with web security and attack countermeasures * Have a good understanding of software performance tuning, security, scaling and resilience. * Have delivery experience within an agile project specific experience in TDD, Pair Programming * Have a track record of getting the job done to a high standard * Be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm and aptitude for helping others learn new skills and practicesREAD MORE
Senior Android OS Developer with C++ required for The NOW TV Device/Client teams who build a number of applications for customers to enjoy. This new project offers a chance to build something from scratch while having the support of the existing Agile NOW TV teams.Required Skills & Experience: Android OS experience is essential (Android TV or AOSP) with a strong preference for Android TV, including bootloader, kernel, drivers and filesystems * C++ Developer skills * Strong appreciation of multi-threading OS * Knowledge of Bluetooth and Wifi protocols * Comfortable with version control systems (Git). * Experience with continuous integration. * Agile experience (TDD, BDD, Pair Programming) Desired Skills: * Experience with Android user-space applications * Working in a continuous deployment environment.As part of the NOW TV you will: * Develop high quality, testable and performant software. * Champion Agile practices such as Pair Programming, TDD, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery. * Work within a self-organising and cross functional Agile team. * Help to ensure user stories are developed in vertical functional slices so that each User Story could be shipped individually. * Contribute to user stories, using TDD and BDD approaches to ensure that quality is baked into the implementation. * Strive for continuous improvement within the team. * Take a proactive role seeing user stories from development through to production. * Work as part of the team to support and maintain the live applications. * Enjoy the extensive benefits of working for a large yet dynamic organisation.READ MORE
Cognos Developer, London, 3-6 months, £425-£475 per day** Role to start by mid July**We are working with a media, software and entertainments company based in central London. They urgently require an experienced Cognos Developer to work within the business, covering the following key areas:* Maintain current Reporting Infrastructure (Cognos BI) * Troubleshoot report/model/data issues. * Participate in discussions regarding development on Cognos BI and being responsible for formulating the best approach to deliver a solution. * Build documentation sets where appropriate. * Maintain current system integration points of IBM Cognos BI (IBM TM1, Line-of-Business systems) * Ability to interact with Finance users directly as a Cognos expert. * Act as first line of support (UK business hours) for current reporting solution.You will need to have atleast 10 years expereince working as Cognos Developer in similar contract roles. Finance industry expereince would be beneficial, although is not essential. The role is to start by mid July, so please only consider applying if you can meet this time scale. For further details please send a copy of your CV via the link on this page.READ MORE
Looking for an experienced User Research professional for a 3 month contract in Central London.The successful candidate will collaborate with the teams and gather insights to help improve the quality and consumer relevance of our award winning titles.Role & Responsibilities - Work closely with the development teams to create an overall research plan, recommending the most effective times and methods to test to meet the needs of their game - Organise and moderate usability tests - Analyse results and report findings - Act as an ambassador, evangelizing user testing internally and externally - Assist the user testing team in improving our processes and methods - Mentor more junior members of staffExperience & Knowledge - Ideally, you will have a MA/MSc in HCI, Interaction Design or a related discipline such as Cognitive Psychology. - This opportunity would suit someone with a passionate interest in in playing video games, and 3+ years of commercial Usability or UX testing experience, including creating study designs, moderating sessions, writing reports and presenting findings to a multi-disciplinary audience. - Experience managing clients/accounts either internally, or with external client organisations - Experience of game testing is a definite advantageEssential Skill Set The successful candidate must demonstrate: - Strong verbal and written communication skills; presenting information concisely and effectively to people at all levels of the organization. - Strong negotiation and influencing skills and be able to work well with cross-functional teams - e.g. game designers, producers, engineers and artists - Strong organisation skills with the ability to prioritise tasks effectively in a fast-paced environment. - An excellent attention to detail and a strong commitment to quality, both in terms of their own work & in improving product quality through usability testing. - A commitment to reliability, with a clear understanding & communication of the limitations of the research results - A good grounding in HCI and usability methods and excellent analytical ability; able to identify the key problems which need to be addressed. - Ability to be open-minded and forward thinking and actively maintain an interest in the field; keeping up-to-date with developing tools, techniques and gaming testing methodologies. - An understanding of the game development process & the role & limitations of usability testing at each development stageREAD MORE
Senior C++ Developers with good GUI and Qt. Experienced C++ software engineer with experience in graphically rich User Interface development is required to work in a long term contract for this large media company based in West London. The roles will be joining the Internet TV team within Technology, who are responsible for technical implementation, delivering robust and creative cutting edge cross platform solutions. The software interfaces /solutions being built are for todays touch screen, graphically rich devices such as Smart TV's, STB, Mobiles and Tablets, and have pixel perfect graphics and motion graphics/ video graphics. The department strives to be seen both internally and externally as a world-class software engineering function, continually delivering high quality creative solutions. Description: As a C++/Qt Developer, you'll be drawing on your know-how to deliver high quality features quickly. You will be encouraged to help solve the problems faced in this domain with the potential of bringing new technologies to the platform. You'll be knowledgeable and passionate about technology, enjoy pairing with other smart people and use agile to ensure your projects succeed. Requirements/ Skills: · Strong current C++ development background, experienced with GUI and either QT (highly beneficial) or other UI frameworks, experienced in developing graphically rich or consumer facing User interfaces · Experience with multiple UI frameworks but QT highly desirable · Must have Experience of developing interfaces, rich media applications for todays touch screen, graphically rich customer facing consumer devices such as Mobiles and Tablets, that have pixel perfect graphics and motion graphics (Graphics stacks and OpenGL would be a bonus) · Able to Work collaboratively alongside large creative UX design teams and help bring their work to life. (experience gained in creative agency environment might be suitable) · Regular use of agile and XP practices such as pairing and TDD are highly beneficial · Knowledge and experience of a wide range of best of breed open source and commercial technologies · Bachelors' degree or equivalent industry experience · Good communication skills - comfortable communicating at all levels · Comfortable working in a Linux environment Key Responsibilities: · Develop excellent quality software using agile techniques such as Test Driven Development and Pair Programming · Take an active role in Story definition, assisting QA's and business stakeholders with Acceptance criteria · Drive best technology and software development practices into the team with passion and enthusiasm · Participate in regular showcases of new work to the product owners and business stakeholders · Strive for continuous improvement within the teamUnable to accept Tier 2 applicants, Work will be based onsite in Osterley west London UK. Must be eligible to work in the EU.READ MORE
Contract role for a Microsoft ETL BI Developer with solid SSIS & SSAS experience for a major media company based in West London. We require a highly experienced MS SQL Server SSIS/SSAS, ETL Developer. The purpose of the role will be to help extend an existing decision platform by adding new complex data sources and unstructured data feeds using SSIS ETL and then developing new business logic cubes using SSAS and writing MDX calculations. This is an interesting project which will help the business reporting, compare and understand the cause and effect of different business actions, consumer behaviour etc providing insight and help shape the international business decisions and help monetise customer journeys across multiple product areas.You will be working closely with other business stakeholders, users and colleagues within the department. Strong clear communication skills will be essential. Key Skills: -5 + years current experience as a MS BI Developer / SQL Server ETL Developer with extensive SSIS ETL and SSAS -High level MS SQL Server development skills including writing MDX calculations for SSAS Cubes -Experience with large complex data sources of different types and flexible enough to work with unstructured data such as website and social media data help transform this for insight -Large company/enterprise level background with experience of large complex international data (not purely focused on financial but also user insights etc) -Experience of Power BI would also be an advantage as this is starting to be used as the main reporting tool -Pragmatic individual, able to work within the existing structure but agile enough to solve issues on the fly -Friendly and positive personality and be able to work well with current team and presentable to the business This role is contract, to start immediately ideally or by beginning of June. Please therefore only consider applying if you meet the above skill requirements and availability. You must be eligible to work in the UK - Tier 2 visa is not accepted.READ MORE
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