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Full Stack PHP Developer - Mid Level - Gaming/eCommerce

England All Locations
£330 per day
First Posted:
13 December 2018

Full Stack PHP Developer - £330 per day - Central London - Gaming/Media Company * Long term rolling contract for the right person - if you've been in a permanent role and want to try contracting, this will be a good, secure first option * Work in Central London * Be part of a MarTec team who are transforming how they work - enabling you to become really strong in Agile, TDD, Pair Programming etc * Great working environment with good work/life balanceOur Video Game and Media client is looking for a PHP Developer to work on a number platforms within the Marketing and Technology teams which enable them to run online digital marketing campaigns, provide consumers with web apps and experiences as well as supporting games web sites and working on internal projects.You will need; * To be a full stack PHP web developer with experience working in a media or technology organisation and understanding online and social media trends and technologies along with domain management, HTML email delivery, web analytics and SEO * Great communication skills - you'll be work with and supporting digital agencies as well as internal teams * Good front end skills - HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and JS frameworks * Good back end skills - LAMP * Experience with frameworks such as Laravel / Symfony * An understanding of Kanban / Agile delivery approaches and a desire to work in an Agile environment using TDD and doing peer reviews and pair programming * Experience with code repositories/versioning - Git / GitHub / GitLab / Webistrano / CapistranoGit * Experience in Continuous Integration (CI) Continuous Deployment (CD)To find out more about this opportunity, the team you'd be working with and the company, please send us a copy of you latest CV and we'll get back to you ASAP.

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Software Developer with C# for Cloud Serverless & DevOps

London West/Central London
£400-450pd
First Posted:
7 December 2018

Flexible Software Developer with C# for Cloud Serverless & DevOps environment. Working for a small team in a well known Global broadcast and entertainment channel based in West London. Looking for a motivated developer with an all-round skill-set to work on a variety of technologies and projects. The core development skill we are looking for is C# (minimum of 3 years experience) and someone with good cloud knowledge, as you will be building serverless functions, CI/CD pipelines etc (Azure or AWS).We are also looking for someone with an additional scripting language such as JavaScript and or Python and the flexibility, ability and apatite to learn and apply new skills and technologies as and when needed. This will be an interesting and varied role and will require someone who is a self starter and can hit the ground running.Some knowledge of Docker is also required and this role will give you the opportunity to gain further practical experience in these areas and get involved in DevOps. You will be working on CI/CD pipelines, help design cloud infrastructure, help other teams, and have a desire to do more interesting development. Naturally, you also show a keen interest in emerging technologies and an enthusiasm for cloud engineering.You will be working with teams across Europe, either by deploying/designing solutions for them with an appropriate public cloud or by taking on their requirements and developing quick/scalable applications using the most appropriate technology/platform.Responsibilities: -Work with both internal and external teams, support their requirements and design appropriate solutions for them -Develop solutions with best practices, CI/CD pipelines, and serverless cloud technologies in mind -Support and monitor existing applications, as well as assist with the investigation of new technologies -Assist with the legacy applications teams into moving into 'the Cloud' and/or Application Lifecycle ManagementPrimary IDEs: Visual Studio 2017, VS CodePlatforms: Windows and LinuxOther Technologies used in this role: GitHub, AWS and Azure products, (mainly serverless), Messaging technologies: Restful APIs, Queuing systems, Secure File Transfer etc, Docker (both Linux and Windows), Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) for automated build, testing and deployment, Python, Powershell, PHP, SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL Databases. Experience in at least four of these is desirablePerson Profile: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, related field or equivalent experience. 3 to 5 years of related experience. Especially on larger enterprise projects. If you have some broadcast sector experience that would be even better! Organised, efficient, logical individual. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a keen attention to detail. Good conversationalist. Innovative solution design skills. A demonstrated ability to maintain a positive, professional attitude.

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Software Engineer - PHP/DevOps/Security - Build a bank!

London All London
£60-80k per year depending upon experience
First Posted:
4 December 2018

FinTech / Software Engineer - Central LondonThe Company:A FinTech company - building a Cloud Based Digital Banking PlatformYou'll be building an entirely new breed of banking platform from the ground up so we are looking for a software engineer with breadth of skills and commercial experience to challenge the norm and work as part of a growing team of creative technologists who thrive on problem solving and building scalable, secure solutions.Essential skills required: * PHP, NodeJS and at least 3 other programming languages used commercially * Familiar with digital signatures/AES, secure hashing algorithms and encrypting / decrypting data * Cloud Hosting e.g. AWS or similar * Continuous Integration / CI Jenkins or similar * Unit Testing: PHPUnit, PHPSpec or similar * Database experience: MySQL / Aurora / DynamoDB * Database Encryption * Source control management with Git * Building and consuming secure APIsWe'll also be looking for experience in: * Front end development experience with JS frameworks * Creating and parsing data structures in JSON and XML * Hardware Security Modules (HSM) * Experience working within PCI compliant organisations * Having a security conscious approach to programming * You should be familiar with PSR-2 Coding Standard - we like to be able to understand and collaborate on each other's work with ease!Other attributes which will help you fit right in: * Preferably having worked within a small company or start-up environment and desire to work on something meaningful * You want to learn and develop new and exciting skills - such as Scalable Infrastructure and Banking grade security * Enjoy solving problems and collaborating as part of a teamThe Team:Friendly, highly experienced, close knit team with strong working relationships and great respect for one another's skills and abilities. They share knowledge, collaborate and are always open to learning new skills and technologies.You'll be working with a CTO and Software Development Director with over 25 years of software development experience, huge breadth of languages, with the ability to develop his teams to thrive and succeed through his friendly, inclusive and approachable management style.Perks include: * A training budget - you get to choose how and when you use it - so you can learn in a way that suits you * Work with a team who want to make a difference, have fun whilst getting to use bleeding edge technologies * A flexible work environment - because our life outside of work is important too * Fresh office coffee and Sonos speaker! * Employee Share Options

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Lead MarTech Solutions Architect / Director Solutions Architect

London West/Central London
80k base + 10% bonus + Pension, Heath, Dental, Life, Flexible
First Posted:
3 December 2018

The Role and Opportunity:This is an exciting new role for a Lead MarTech Solutions Architect / Director Solutions Architecture, to support the UK division, of this successful global marketing business. You'll be joining as they expand the data driven marketing technology solutions within the UK client base. It's an opportunity to make your mark, drive your own career and benefit from the feel of working in a smaller more personal flexible start-up, but with all the backing that comes from working for a global company - it's the best of both worlds!Initially you'll be leading a small team of Junior Architects and consulting with EMEA based clients to design and demonstrate complex marketing technology solutions. That might mean supporting a RFP with you acting as the Subject Matter Expert, pitching ideas and innovating and adapting the best solution for the client. You'll use best practice to ensure the clients' requirements are documented and can be technically translated by development teams and help make sure the right solution is delivered.The Team:Sitting within the Engineering function of the business, you will be responsible for leading, mentoring and supporting two junior Architects - helping to develop their skills to take on more work as the client base grows.You'll also work in partnership with the Sales & Client Services teams for EMEA and liaise with global development teams and product teams.The Company:A leading global data-driven marketing company working with top brands - you'll be joining the growing international division of a large well established successful US company with all the benefits that are attached to that. However, the UK division is still small and with new leaders and a Professional Services growth strategy in place, you'll be given lots of autonomy and an opportunity to make your mark on how client solutions are delivered.Your Background:You have technical clout from your significant experience of working directly with clients in designing and developing marketing technology solutions (eg email marketing/CRMs/loyalty programmes/marketing automation etc.) along with a technical background (Solutions Architecture, with an understanding of best practice software engineering). You will have had some Technical team management experience previously.Your skills and experience:Significant experience in designing and developing marketing technology solutions / marketing platforms ideally marketing automation/email marketingExperience gained in a Senior Architect role, leading or mentoring a small team of more junior less technical architects, able to guide them, review their work, drive best practiceAbility to assess client needs and translate these requirements into efficient and scalable digital marketing solutionsExperienced in delivering automation marketing projects, collaborating with distributed global teams in a matrix organisation and overseeing the project management.An excellent communicator - for building relationships, managing stakeholders, working with clients and delivery teams - both orally and written and for technical and non technical audiences.Significant understanding of and experience in best practices around systems integration, security, performance and data management.Perks and benefits include:Around 80K + Full benefits package - including amongst other things; pension, medical and dental family cover, life assurance, five weeks holiday etc etc * High level of trust in the business, supporting an individual's personal needs * Able to work from home when needed * Flexible working times * 10% bonusTo find out more about this opportunity, please send us a copy of your latest CV and, as it is not always easy for you to talk when you are in work, please let us know when would be a convenient time to call you.Suitable contractors who are immediately available will also be considered.

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Power BI Data Visualisation Analyst

London West/Central London
£425-465pd
First Posted:
30 November 2018

Our Media client is looking for a Power BI Data Visualisation Analyst who will be focused on building a high-visibility business-oriented Power BI application to consolidate reporting on media production budgets from a central database, including data preparation, DAX expressions, and data visualisation design.What we are looking for is someone available immediately who has strong experience with data visualisation, business intelligence, and analytics, Intermediate to Advanced user of Microsoft Power BI with strong DAX and Power Query/M skills in addition to Good SQL and Excel.This position will partner with business end-users as well as colleagues in the Global Data Analytics team. It will require a high degree of investigative work to understand data structures within databases and how the data relates to project requirements; shaping the data into a performant data model in Power BI; then creating DAX calculations and report pages on top of this data model.Key Areas of Responsibility * Investigate and understand data structures and how they can be used to produce the desired reporting * Develop efficient scripted data preparation workflows utilizing M/Power Query * Enable effective analytics through the creation of column, table, and measure DAX expressions * Design and build effective data visualizations to support business decision-making and problem-solving * Prepare documentation of technical requirements and data definitionsQualifications * Strong experience with data visualisation, business intelligence, and analytics * Intermediate to Advanced user of Microsoft Power BI with strong DAX and Power Query/M skills * Good knowledge of SQL and Excel * 3+ years of professional experience

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Broadcast Application Support - Airtime Sales

London West/Central London
£300-330
First Posted:
20 November 2018

West London based international broadcaster is looking for a Broadcast Application Support Analyst on a 3-6 month Contract to support internal users of airtime sales applications and also other bespoke and off-the-shelf TV applications such as channel management Systems. To be suited to this role you will need to have previous experience of Broadcast Airtime sales applications (either technical support skills, tester skills or super user skills). This is not a Desktop support role - it does require specific broadcast airtime sales application experience ideally MediaPro or similar i.e. Landmark, IBMS Sales etc. If you have testing experience of these applications then this will also be considered.Required skills / experience · A good general knowledge of the broadcast media sector and specific airtime sales / TV Ad sales workflow and applications experience · knowledge/understanding of the following systems in particular would be highly beneficial: MediaPro (Pilat/Sintec media). If not then other similar Airtime Sales or Ad Sales applications such as Landmark airtime sales, (Harris), IBMS Sales, Broadcast Traffic Systems (BTS), or sales modules of Whats' On, On air (sintec), · Ideally additional Channel Management Systems experience of IBMS (pilat media) Or similar ie BSS (BSKYB) Whats'On, On-air (sintec) etc · Understanding of relational database and client/server environments; SQL · Positive attitude towards customer service and the quality of its delivery · Excellent communicator; attentive listener; remains calm under pressure; the ability to explain a technical concept to a non-technical person · Demonstrable & proven experience of working within application/software support teams · Demonstrated ability to handle/organise multiple complex technical issues simultaneously. · ITIL foundation is a desirable qualification

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Full Time / Flexible Resourcer

London All London
Competitive
First Posted:
15 November 2018

What do we need?We are looking for a technical/digital resourcer to join our business as we venture down an exciting new avenue offering on-demand recruitment services to our clients. You will be responsible for liaising with hiring managers, sourcing candidates, profiling CVs, arranging interviews and managing offers. We would like someone who is a natural people person, inquisitive, a great listener, organised and able to set and follow processes diligently.Who are we?As a digital and technical recruitment company, we work with a range of clients from global organisations to SME's. Our ethos is this - we think recruitment is broken and we're trying to fix it. We're honest and upfront about everything with our clients and candidates - including fees and salaries - and we're looking for someone who will value working for a company where honesty and exceptional service take precedent. What will you be doing?As a technical resourcer, you will have an understanding of the roles that fit in to today's digital and technology landscape along with a strong desire to keep learning and developing this knowledge.You will work extremely closely with the client and may work from their site several times a week in order to give them a truly personal service. This is where your inquisitive nature and listening skills come into play - you'll really get to understand the client by asking questions, observing how they work and only be presenting CVs of candidates who you really will fit the culture and company, as well as being able to do the job of course!As a natural people person, you'll spend a lot of your week away from the office meeting candidates over coffee, discussing their background and skills but also really getting to understand them so that you can be certain whether they're suited to our clients. We only ever send over a handful of the best candidates - our clients are paying us to do all the leg work and our job is to give them a shortlist of candidates to interview.Your organisational flair and natural instinct to follow processes will ensure that every box is ticked, and no stone left unturned when it comes to managing the process from taking a job spec to screening candidates, arranging interviews and managing offers. You will pride yourself on your natural organisational skills, ensuring that everything is checked twice and guaranteeing a smooth journey for both candidates and clients alike.Who will you be working with?We are a small team and we all work across all areas of the business, meaning you'll always have a helping hand to turn to. You'll work alongside a dedicated client account manager and receive operational support so that you can really focus on what you do best - filling roles!What's in it for you?The chance to work for a small (but perfectly formed!) agency as we bring on new clients and on-demand recruitment services. You'll be at the forefront of these new services and so this will be an opportunity for you to design and implement best practices and processes and really shape the way that PCR operates in this new area.Plus-Uncapped commission on all successful placements.Flexible working - we're happy to discuss your preferred hours/days that you'd like to work per week. We welcome part-time, full-time, permanent, contract and temp applicants.Private Medical Health InsuranceLife Assurance22 days of holiday, plus your birthday off

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JavaScript/React Developer - Media Company - West London

London West/Central London
up to £550 per day
First Posted:
12 November 2018

JavaScript React Developer - Mass Media Company - West London - Up-to £550 per dayWe are currently looking for an Agile JavaScript (React) developer to join one of the world's largest mass media companies based in West London on an initial 6-month contract.The successful candidates will become an integral part of the team responsible for building a brand-new VOD/OTT Application. You will be involved in the whole lifecycle of the development, from concept and design, architecting the app to deployment and will need to have a passion for creating the very best web apps. You will be working within an agile, behavioural & test-driven development environment, following best practices and care about the code you write. The following technical skills will be essential for success; * Deep understanding of modern JavaScript frameworks (React.js) * Version Control - GIT, Github etc * TDD/Unit testing - Jasmine, Mocha, Jest or similar * Continuous integration - CircleCI and Jenkins * Solid front end skills - HTML5, CSS/SaSS, Ajax, JSON * Confident pair-programming with like-minded developersIt would also be highly beneficial to have a working knowledge of; * Back end technologies - Node.js, PHP, Java etc. * BDD (Cucumber.js) * Server-side rendering * Familiar with Unix/Linux command line * AWS e.g. ECS, CloudWatch, Terraform * Digital OTT or Video on Demand player experienceIf this sounds like you then please apply ASAP and we will be in touch!

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Infrastructure Architect

London West/Central London
£425pd
First Posted:
1 November 2018

Infrastructure Architect with expertise in design of core Enterprise infrastructure including Active Directory, ADFS, Microsoft Cluster Solution architecture and other core enterprise infrastructure technologies and ideally some Cloud. Mix of Windows infrastructure, Linux Integration, Virtualization (VMware, Hyper-V), NAS & SAN, SQL Server, SCCM and ideally some cloud and exposure to Automation Tools / Configuration Management tools, ie design of Ansible, Kubernetes & Puppet would be an advantageous.This is contract role is based in West London for our client in the Broadcast Media Sector. Joining a team who are currently going through a global transformation of multiple architecture concepts to a single global unified infrastructure and architectural strategy, you will take ownership and be responsible for design and delivery of components of this strategy.Must have held an Infrastructre Architect position previoulsy. This is not an engineer role but it would be expected that you have progressed from an infrastructure engineer role and moved into solutions design.Required experience in a mix of the following areas * Expertise in design of Active Directory, ADFS, Microsoft Cluster Solution architecture and Integration of core infrastructure technologies. * Good knowledge and understanding of Linux architecture & integration with Active Directory * Expertise in the design & deployment of VMware, Hyper-V and other Virtualization Technologies. * Basic knowledge in core enterprise network design & infrastructure. * Knowledge Application deployment architectures specifically System Centre Configuration Manager advantageous. * Experience with design of Ansible, Kubernetes & Puppet is advantageous. * System Centre Configuration Manager architecture & deployment. * Strong knowledge of storage hardware including NAS & SAN environments. * Experience in the design and deployment of public key infrastructure environments utilising the latest technologies. * Knowledge of architecture for privilege management and implementation across a large scale organisation. * Advanced knowledge and understanding of Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Security, SQL Server Reporting Services & SQL Server Integration Services. * Experience in deployment of all infrastructure systems. * Enterprise IT Lifecycle Management. * Understanding of IT Infrastructure recharging & cost management within an enterprise environment. * Ability to design and implement new systems * Advanced knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Security Practices including experience in the design of group policies, machine hardening & management. * Experience in TOGAF, Agile and waterfall are all advantages with experience in relevant consultancy and/or architecture roles. * Understanding and appreciation of a formalised service management approach (ITIL for example), including an understanding of incident, problem and change management * A very high standard of written and spoken English.

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Network & Security Engineer Juniper & F5

London West/Central London
400-410
First Posted:
23 October 2018

Juniper focussed Network Engineer / Network Security Engineer required - 6 month contract - West London based. Working Within a small Infrastructure Team responsible for enterprise network engineering and network security including detailed design, implementation and support mainly based on Juniper SRX and F5 platforms (LTM / GTM) but also other vendor equipment such as Checkpoint and Bluecoat. We are looking for JNCIS/CCNP Level ideally JNCIP (SEC). The successful candidate will be working alongside technology architects and key technology staff to assist in the lifecycle of new client services, from design and development, through to implementation and handover. Experience & Knowledge -Good experience in Juniper Enterprise Routing / Switching and especially strong knowledge of Juniper SRX firewalls - ideally qualified as JNCIP (SEC) -Good experience and strong knowledge of F5 (LTM/APM or similar) and RAS and ideally Bluecoat proxy -The candidate will need a minimum of 4 years experience in network / Network security and implementations in medium to enterprise scale networks. - A proven strong knowledge of Juniper technology is a necessity with experience in the deployment of complex security solutions in demanding and mission critical environments -Hands on security experience in a large, structured, multi vendor enterprise environment (Juniper but also other firewalls such as Checkpoint, Cisco ASA, Fortinet) -Good understanding of TCP/IP and networking technologies/protocols In specific OSPF, BGP, MPLS, L3VPN Network supporting systems like DNS, NTP -Experience of working in an ITIL controlled environment. -Strong clear communication skills are required to build Key Relationships with business stakeholders and Technical Managers and the Network Architects.

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Tim has always been a true professional offering a personal service to both clients and contractors. He is passionate about helping people develop their careers through his keen understanding of broadcast technology.
I recommend Tim highly as an excellent one-stop shop for anyone working in the broadcast engineering business.

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