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We have contractors working through us on many of London’s most exciting digital and technology projects. Day rates vary from £350-£700 with durations of 3 to 12 months. Over the years we've created a superb Contracts Delivery Team with a seamless online timesheet and invoicing process. 
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Java Engineer

London West/Central London
£510 - £535 per day.
First Posted:
24 June 2017

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 practices

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Senior Android OS Developer with C++

London West/Central London
£450-500pd
First Posted:
24 June 2017

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.

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Cognos Developer

London West/Central London
£475 per day
First Posted:
24 June 2017

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.

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Broadcast Support Engineer

London West/Central London
£350 per day
First Posted:
20 June 2017

Broadcast Support Engineer, West London, 6 month contract, £350-£400 per dayOur leading broadcast client based in west London is looking to hire a Broadcast Support Engineer to help define specification, integrate and transition technology changes onto the Broadcast Production platform to meet customer requirements while ensuring supportability and service availability levels.Required skills and experience: Help define specification, integrate and transition technology changes onto the Broadcast Production platform to meet customer requirements while ensuring supportability and service availability levels. Work with internal and external groups on long term, indepth root cause analysis of system faults and failures. Provide technical advise, guidance and expertise on systems to internal groups and vendors. Provide engineering support for out of hours planned work. Work on BAU projects for Broadcast Production Support. This will include software upgrades and stability improvement work across multiple platforms. Primarily business hours work Representation of department at Broadcast Production stakeholder meeting for projects and BAU activities. Ensure all issues are logged and reported to high standards Provide technical support on systems to internal user groups and project staff. Flexible working hours Representation of department at daily Broadcast stakeholder incident meetings.This role will require having a Criminal record Check Typical working hours 8am - 5pm Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK - Tier 2 Visa's are not excepted for the role For more information, please send a copy of your CV via the link on this page

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OB Broadcast Engineer

London West/Central London
£300 p/d
First Posted:
15 June 2017

OB Broadcast Engineer (Viz graphics), Contract, £300 per day, London We are working with a leading broadcast company based in West London who urgently require an OB Broadcast (Graphics) Engineer on a 6 month contract. The successful candidate is required to have atleast 1 year's experience of supporting broadcast graphics systems, ideally within an outside broadcast (OB) environment.Key skills require: * Viz graphics systems (Engineer, Artist, Trio * Networking principles (TCP/IP) * Databases (SQL, Oracle) * Broadcast Telestration systemsThis role is to start asap. The work pattern will vary and will include day/night working and over some weekends. For more information please send a copy of your CV via the link on this page.

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Senior User Researcher

London West/Central London
£370-410 per day
First Posted:
14 June 2017

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 stage

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Operations/Broadcast Support Analyst

London All London
140-160 Per Day
First Posted:
14 June 2017

OTT Operations/Broadcast support Analyst - 3 month contract - Sky Broadcasting Ltd, West London, Isleworth - £140-£160 Per day depending on experienceAn opportunity has come up for an Operations/Broadcast support Analyst to join Sky in their OTT/Video on Demand division.This will be a 3 month contract to start, with the possibility of extending further going forward.Day rate is based on a 12 hour shift on a bi-weekly roster; 2 days on 3 days off, 3 days on 2 days Off. Normally 7am to 7pm.Key Responsibilities: * Assist Platform Control and OTT Service Centre in the triage of OTT VoD incidents * Escalate issues to support teams and content owners * Communication with both internal teams and 3rd party stakeholders * Gather stats and compile reports on asset availabilityRequired: * Experience of IT systems/workflows * Interest in broadcasting technologies * Experience with Sky platforms - SkyHD, Sky Q, Sky Go, Now TV * You will need to have proficient experience in using Microsoft Office - Outlook, Excel, SharePointThe perfect candidate will have a great attention to detail, a passion for TV and enthusiasm and aptitude for learning new skills and practices. You must take pride and ownership in your work while also being a good team player with great communication skills.

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JavaScript Developer

London West/Central London
£450 - 490 per day
First Posted:
13 June 2017

As part of the team 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 pro¬active 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.Required Skills & Experience: * React (doesn't have to be commercial but must have some experience with it / Flux architecture would be ideal). * HTML5/CSS3. * Extensive experience with TDD and JavaScript frameworks. * Vast experience developing with JavaScript. * Comfortable coding custom JavaScript solutions. * Comfortable with version control systems (GIT). * Adept at building and maintaining cross browser/device compatible sites. * Experience of software development for high quality, high capacity, high traffic, high availability customer facing websites. * Working with RESTful web services. * Experience with continuous integration. * Knowledge of how to measure page performance and apply optimisation techniques.Desired Skills: * Experience with single page application frameworks, e.g. AngularJS. * Working in a continuous deployment environment. * Experience with Node.js. * Usage of multi variant testing. * ES6 development experience.The right candidate will exhibit the following behaviours: * Someone that demonstrates active and conscious awareness of their environment, sensing and anticipating situations. * Asks the right questions at the right time. * An open and honest communicator. * Someone that is comfortable with change, able to fail fast, learn quickly, be open and able to adapt to new challenges or technologies. * Consistent attention to detail. * Innovative and a source for ideas. * A positive attitude and up for a challenge. * Customer focused.

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JavaScript Developer

London West/Central London
£550 - 570 per day
First Posted:
13 June 2017

As part of the team you would: * Contribute and develop high quality software * Work with a self-organising and cross functional agile team using techniques such as Test Driven Development (TDD) and Pair Programming * Influence the technical direction of the team from a design and technology stack point of view * Champion and coach peers in software development best practices and best of breed technology * Take an active role in user story definition, assisting QAs and business stakeholders with acceptance criteria * Participate in regular showcases of new work to the our product owners and other business stakeholders * Take a pro-active role with production issues and release management * Strive for continuous improvement within the team * Enjoy the extensive benefits of working for a large yet dynamic organisationSkills and Experience: We think it is essential that you have knowledge and experience of as many of the following items as possible: * Knowledge and experience of a wide range of open source and commercial technologies o One of the following JavaScript frameworks (AngularJS, Ember.js, React, Node.js)o Use of functional languages with examples/linkso HTML 5o CSS 3o SASS and/or LESS* Experience of software development for high quality, high capacity, high traffic, high availability websites/systems o Test Driven Development (TDD) o Object Orientated Programming (OOP/OOD) o RESTful web services (JSON / XML) o Web application architectures and designs o JavaScript Design Patterns and code modularisation * Experience within agile frameworks and practices o Scrum, Kanban or Scrum-ban o User stories o Continuous Integration / Delivery o Paired Programming* Experience with Application Lifecycle Management Tools o Jira and Confluence (or similar) o Jenkins (or similar) o SVN and Git (or similar)Bonus Points Skills and Experience: * Responsive design * Knowledge of Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) * Knowledge and Experience of Cucumber or similar (ATDD) * Experience with large content/video management systems * Experience of web based video technologies (VOD/Linear Streaming) * Bachelors' degree or equivalent industry experience

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Digital Asset Manager

London West/Central London
£150 - 170 per day
First Posted:
5 June 2017

Digital Asset ManagerDescriptionThe Digital Asset Manager role is a designated & trained administrator of the Digital Asset Management (DAM) system at SIEE providing support for the migration of assets into the Digital Asset Management workflow. This person will be in charge of a system coordinating many people (Internal & external) & teams across multiple locations with TBs of data.The day to day responsibilities include:- Develop and communicate DAM policies and processes- Upload, tag and organise digital assets, applying/updating metadata, general asset maintenance and troubleshooting the system- Manage internal relationships and general administrative support- Strategically implement and manage an asset policy as well as the on-going evaluation and administration of the marketing assets- Act as the go to contact for all the Marketing team and key stakeholders- Identify and train users who produce or work with marketing assets (This includes internal creators, external agencies & territories) and help them integrate the system into their workflows- Create and enforce user roles and permissions - The administrator is responsible for designating user access for assets.- Work closely with outside agencies to ensure consistency - The Digital Asset Manager needs to make sure that all agencies with access to the DAM system are using consistent terms for file uploads, metadata, and company policies and procedures.- Track performance and gather user feedback- Create and support "best practices" - This on-going task is done to improve the system, various processes, SLAs, and communication opportunities. Routine analysis of system performance should include user experience, search and system performance.Profile- A degree in Advertising, Design, Marketing or Communications- A Design background, advertising agency or printing/publishing experience- A minimum of 3 years experience within Digital Asset Management systems- Hands on experience with content management systems or other large searchable databases to create web pages, media or research- Adobe Photoshop, Creative Cloud experience- Digital file formatting experience- Ability to design systems for tagging images- MAC and Windows competent- Knowledge of SEO and different marketing communication channels

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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.
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