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Technical Architect

Kainos

Belfast
18 days ago
Belfast
18 days ago

Our people love the exciting and meaningful work they do, the cutting-edge resources and technology they have access to, the benefits we offer and the great community we’ve built. Want to join them?

Main purpose of the role & responsibilities in the business:
As a Platform Technical Architect (Consultant) in Kainos, you’ll be responsible for leading teams developing high quality solutions on public cloud which delight our customers.  As a technical leader on a project, you’ll work with customer architects to design, automate, build and support modern digital service platforms, advising on estimated effort and technical implications of user stories and decisions. It’s a fast-paced environment and you’ll be trusted to make sound, reasoned decisions as you continually learn and apply new technologies and approaches with talented colleagues.
Your key responsibilities will include:
• Working as part of a wider team - You’ll provide leadership working alongside colleagues in engineering, testing, consulting, product management and security capabilities to design solutions of the highest quality which meet all non-functional requirements.
• Using technology for positive impact – You’ll keep appraised of the latest technologies and ensure we employ them appropriately for maximum user and business benefit.
• Being objectively opinionated – As a respected voice within Kainos and beyond, you’ll offer your opinion and critique to improve our solutions. You’ll proactively share knowledge internally within Kainos and more widely in industry.
• Developing Kainos as a Business – You help Kainos to qualify and win new opportunities.
• Providing technical leadership – You’ll provide technical leadership on delivery and support projects which may sometimes require you to be hands-on and to take difficult, but necessary decisions.
• Being a role model – You’ll support your colleagues and foster a DevOps culture in all that you do by embodying the Kainos values. You’ll be the person people look up to – people trust your decisions because they are transparent and justified. You’ll be passionate and committed to ensuring Kainos projects are successful.
• Putting people first & developing others – You’ll manage, coach and develop a small number of staff, with a focus on managing employee performance and assisting in their career development. You’ll also provide direction and leadership for your colleagues as you solve challenging problems together.
• Being Adaptable – You’ll mould yourself to customer engagements and stretch to learn new skills as needs arise; through this you’ll be supported by talented colleagues across Learning & Development and Architecture.
MINIMUM (ESSENTIAL) REQUIREMENTS
• Strong verbal and written communications skills, with the ability to simply and clearly communicate technical design in conversation, documentation and presentation to a technical and non-technical audience.
• We all work in teams here in Kainos – You’ll need a proven experience of team leadership and supporting a DevOps culture in delivering complex projects.
• We are passionate about developing people – a demonstrated ability in managing, coaching and developing junior members of your team and wider community.
• Demonstrable personal ownership of:
o Building and operating modern digital service platform (or significant portions thereof) including architecture, estimation, planning, non-functional requirements and Continuous Improvement activities using modern agile techniques.
o Implementing robust security controls and monitoring solutions across infrastructure and application components.
o Making effective decisions within fast-moving delivery environments.
• Significant expertise in:
o Designing, building, testing, automating, monitoring and supporting modern digital service platforms in production environments.
o Utilizing the latest Continuous Delivery techniques for releasing operationally ready software to production.
o Use of automation tooling and proficient in one of the following: Powershell, Bash, Python, Ruby, Go, Groovy.
o Using public cloud platforms - including SaaS or PaaS offerings - to solve business problems (AWS or Azure).
• Demonstrable experience in:
o Using the latest container orchestration platforms including Kubernetes.
o Applying configuration management, infrastructure provisioning and automation tooling to solve business problems.
DESIRABLE
• Third level – or equivalent - qualification in a related discipline.
• Obtained certification with a public cloud provider (AWS/Azure).
• Obtained certification relating to a particular area of specialisation e.g. Kubernetes CKAD.
• Experience of Cloud Native Tooling and Approaches.
• Active participation in both internal and external communities of practice.

WHO YOU ARE:
Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience. These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture.

We're an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a basic background check , however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn't relevant to the role. It's important to note - failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences. Kainos has a policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders (available on request).

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Programme Manager

CAPITA

Belfast- Hillview House, N Ireland
7 days ago
Belfast- Hillview House, N Ireland
7 days ago
We’re supporting our clients as they adapt to a new world in the wake of COVID-19. We’re now recruiting for roles which will help our clients to deliver vital services and to resume business wherever possible.
The programme manager is responsible for leading and managing the setting-up of the programme through to delivery of the new capabilities, realisation of benefits and programme closure.

Job title:

Programme Manager

Job Description:

Help us strengthen our Programme Delivery team as Programme Manager - location currently remote based in Northern Ireland /NI

There will be a gradual return to Head Office location in NI-Belfast with remote working flexibility going forwards.

Due to nature of this role the successful applicants must be eligible to obtain SC Level clearance.

As a 'Programme Manager' you will recognise the interface between the ‘project world’ and the ‘business as usual world’ and helps manage the contention. Recognises barriers to success and tackles them. Promotes the change programme vision to staff at all levels of the business operation

What you’ll be doing:

  • Responsible for the planning, structuring, leading and direction of a divisional programme of work, a programme of interrelated projects or a large project with major sub-projects
  • Demonstrate good leadership skills and contribute to the development of processes. The Programme Manager must ensure that a level of quality is maintained at all times across their programmes
  • Plans, directs, and co-ordinates activities to manage and implement interrelated projects from contract/proposal initiation to final operational stage; plans, schedules, monitors, and reports on activities related to the programme
  • Leads the programme team(s) in determining business requirements and translating requirements into operational plans
  • Determines, monitors, and reviews all programme economics to include programme costs, operational budgets, staffing requirements, programme resources, and programme risk
  • Within a change programme, plans, directs, and co-ordinates the programme’s portfolio of interrelated projects, from contract/proposal initiation to final operational stage, on behalf of senior management, to ensure optimum efficiency in the allocation of common resources and skills
  • Ensures that programme is managed to realise business benefits and that programme management is informed by an awareness of current technical developments
  • Accountable for the delivery of their programme

What we’re looking for:

  • Has proven project management and leadership skills, and a good knowledge of business analysis
  • Knows own organisation’s policy framework, management structures and reporting procedures for all aspects of the programme’s environment
  • Has strong planning, communication and presentation skills, and is proficient in project quality management
  • Principles, methods, techniques and tools for the effective management of projects from initiation through to implementation
  • Principles, methods, techniques and tools for the preparation and monitoring of budgets to minimise costs and ensure cost-effectiveness
  • Principles, methods, techniques and tools for the effective management of a programme of projects and related activities through to the successful achievement of planned business benefits
  • The effective and efficient deployment of resources, including reassessment and reallocation in a dynamic multi-project environment, to achieve optimum results
  • The identification, assessment and management of project risks, which could result in time or cost over-runs, or failure to deliver products which are fit for purpose

About Capita Technology Solutions

At Capita Technology Solutions, we’re connecting people to the services they need the most. We’re providing critical digital, cloud and infrastructure services to over 3,500 organisations, making us one of the largest IT providers in the UK. In fact, we’re the number one provider of IT to the public sector, supporting hospitals, schools, the emergency services and more. Our experienced team includes 1,000 technical specialists and 250 highly qualified field engineers. Join us and discover better as you create smart buildings, cities and communities across the UK.

What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive basic salary
  • 23 days’ holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave
  • The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice
  • Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks…and plenty more
  • Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle – from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology
  • Access to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform

You’ll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere in Capita. You’ll be joining a network of 63,000 experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we’ll provide the support you need to do just that. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you.

What we hope you’ll do next:

Choose ‘Apply now’ to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you.

We’re an equal opportunity employer, which means we’ll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion for creating better outcomes, and we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

All interviews, assessments and background checks will continue to take place online, to completely remove the need for face-to-face contact. All Capita colleagues who can work from home should do so; and where it is not possible for colleagues to work remotely, we have taken important steps to protect those working from Capita’s offices. Social distancing, enhanced hygiene and safety measures are already in place at all Capita locations that are open to protect our colleagues and manage the risk of COVID-19. The welfare of our people is of paramount importance to us, and we’re doing everything we can to keep our colleagues and customers safe during this time.

Location:

Belfast- Hillview House

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United Kingdom

Time Type:

Full time

Contract Type:

Permanent
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Senior Test Engineer

Kainos

Belfast
22 days ago
Belfast
22 days ago

Our people love the exciting and meaningful work they do, the cutting-edge resources and technology they have access to, the benefits we offer and the great community we’ve built. Want to join them?

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE AND CAPABILITIES:

  • A minimum of 3 years commercial experience in a testing role.
  • Experience of testing in two or more specialist areas and expert in at least one area.
  • Sound understanding of different delivery methodologies (E.g., Agile, Waterfall, V- Model)
  • Comfortable with testing in an agile environment.
  • Ability to create and implement an appropriate test strategy for a project, regardless of the delivery methodology that is being used.
  • Capable of producing workable test estimates and have the ability to deliver to these estimates.
  • Experience in test design from documented requirements and the ability to identify and manage undocumented requirements.
  • Sound understanding of the use of test metrics to provide accurate, meaningful, reporting.
  • Sound understanding of techniques for ensuring test coverage and traceability.
  • Experience in assessing, prioritising, and managing incidents through to closure.
  • Sound understanding of test management and defect tracking tools and good practice in the use of these tools.
  • Demonstrate a high level of technical awareness and a sound understanding of software architectures.
  • Demonstrable awareness of business environments into which solutions have been delivered.
  • Sound understanding and application of quality practices as applied to software testing.
  • Can recognize and flag issues outside area of own expertise or responsibility to team leader or manager, as appropriate.
  • Ability to communicate with various stakeholders (both technical and non-technical).
  • Ability to work well within a team setting, but also capable of working independently with minimal supervision.
  • Capable of supervising test staff during project phases as required.
  • Capable of working directly with customer to gain acceptance of the software.
  • Ability to mentor less experienced team members and lead by example in both technical and non-technical aspects of the job.
  • Complies with all confidentiality and non-disclosure policies and/or agreements and ensures security of information at all times.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND CAPABILITIES:

  • Comfortable with leading the test activities on a project.
  • Experience in test automation, using open-source tools/frameworks (E.g., Selenium-WebDriver, JUnit/TestNG).
  • Experience of non-functional testing (E.g., Performance, Security etc.).
  • Sound understanding of Exploratory Testing, with experience of implementing an Exploratory Testing approach.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • Affable, credible and can communicate effectively with clients and colleagues.
  • Good team player capable of delivering results in less than perfect circumstances.
  • Quality focused.
  • Highly flexible (including willingness to work away from home base).
  • Enthusiastic in the pursuit of duties.
  • Proactive and responsible in areas of expertise.
  • Proactive with respect to personal development.
  • A positive "can do" attitude towards the technical challenges facing Kainos and clients.

WHO YOU ARE:
Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience. These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture.

We're an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a basic background check , however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn't relevant to the role. It's important to note - failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences. Kainos has a policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders (available on request).

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Technical Architect

Kainos

Belfast
30+ days ago
Belfast
30+ days ago

Our people love the exciting and meaningful work they do, the cutting-edge resources and technology they have access to, the benefits we offer and the great community we’ve built. Want to join them?

Minimum (essential) requirements:

  • Experience delivering software designs for multi-tiered modern software applications. 
  • Experience of technical ownership for a product/software project, including architecture, estimation, product planning and user story/requirement creation. 
  • Understands non-functional concerns for customers and has experience incorporating these into the application design. 
  • Has experience with public cloud platforms, such as AWS and Azure, including SaaS and PaaS offerings. 
  • Able to simply and clearly communicate technical design in conversation, documentation and presentations. 
  • Able to make effective decisions within fast-moving delivery.  
  • Experience mentoring and coaching members of your team and wider community. 

Desirable:

  • Good communication skills, with the ability to communicate issues to technical and non-technical people. 
  • Experience of multiple programming languages and data storage technologies. 
  • Active participation in knowledge sharing activities, both within the team and at a wider capability level and externally where appropriate. 
  • Has participated in technology communities. 

Who you are:

Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day, and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience. 

These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture.

About us 

Kainos is a high-growth IT services company providing digital technology solutions and agile software development to enterprise customers. Across our 30-year history, we have worked on transformational projects across government, NHS and a myriad of private sector clients.  

WHO YOU ARE:
Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience. These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture.

We're an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a basic background check , however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn't relevant to the role. It's important to note - failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences. Kainos has a policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders (available on request).

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Technical Architect

Kainos

Belfast
27 days ago
Belfast
27 days ago

Our people love the exciting and meaningful work they do, the cutting-edge resources and technology they have access to, the benefits we offer and the great community we’ve built. Want to join them?

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES IN THE BUSINESS:
As a Technical Architect (Consultant) in Kainos, you’ll be responsible for leading teams and developing high quality solutions which delight our customers and impact the lives of users worldwide. As a technical leader on a project, you’ll work with customer architects to agree technical designs, advising on estimated effort and technical implications of user stories and user journeys. You’ll manage, coach and develop a small number of staff, with a focus on managing employee performance and assisting in their career development. It’s a fast-paced environment so it is important for you to make sound, reasoned decisions. You’ll do this whilst learning about new technologies and approaches, with room to learn, develop and grow.
MINIMUM (ESSENTIAL) REQUIREMENTS:
• Experience delivering software designs for multi-tiered modern software applications.
• Experience of technical ownership for a product/software project, including architecture, estimation, product planning and user story/requirement creation.
• Understands non-functional concerns for customers and has experience incorporating these into the application design.
• Has experience with public cloud platforms, such as AWS and Azure, including SaaS and PaaS offerings.
• Able to simply and clearly communicate technical design in conversation, documentation and presentations.
• Able to make effective decisions within fast-moving delivery.
• We are passionate about developing people – a demonstrated ability in managing, coaching and developing junior members of your team and wider community.
DESIRABLE:
• Good communication skills, with the ability to communicate issues to technical and non-technical people.
• Experience of multiple programming languages and data storage technologies.
• Experience in managing others, setting objectives, giving feedback and leading performance reviews.
• Active participation in knowledge sharing activities, both within the team and at a wider capability level and externally where appropriate.
• Has participated in technology communities.

WHO YOU ARE:
Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience. These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture.

We're an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a basic background check , however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn't relevant to the role. It's important to note - failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences. Kainos has a policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders (available on request).

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Junior Integrations Consultant

Version 1

Belfast, N Ireland
18 days ago
Belfast, N Ireland
18 days ago
Company Description

We pledge "to prove IT can make a real difference to our customer's businesses". We work hard to ensure we understand what our customers need from their technology solutions and then we deliver.
We are an award-winning company who provide world class customer service; we think big and we hire great people. Version 1 are more than just another IT services company - we are leaders in implementing and supporting Oracle, Microsoft and AWS technologies.
Invest in us and we’ll invest in you; if you are driven, committed and up for a challenge, we want to meet you.

Job Description

An exciting learning opportunity for a driven, organized, self-motivated individual to join our UK Digital, Data & Cloud Practice. Delivering on our core-values of Excellence and Drive you will work with our existing functional team to develop your own career as an Integrations Consultant. Alongside this development, you will be responsible for fulfilling a range of project level and client level tasks as required, playing a vital role in our ability to maintain our excellent service delivery levels.

The benefits of this role, to you:

  • Grow your career through guidance from a very experienced team, you will benefit from their wealth of knowledge as you develop towards becoming a first-rate Integrations consultant
  • Benefit from both on-the-job training alongside formal training courses, gaining certifications as you progress your career.
  • Learn what it takes to work as part of an IT service provider team: core value application, soft-skills, client facing skills, project administration and service delivery administration requirements, to name just a few.
  • Gain exposure (and certification) to IT industry level tools and methodologies. E.g. Software delivery Lifecycle, ITIL, SCRUM, Agile, Cloud (Azure, AWS, Oracle).
  • Work for one of the fastest growing IT services companies in Western Europe, one that places employee engagement as a strategic measurement of their success.
Qualifications

 

Essential

  • Candidates MUST have a desire to develop their career within the IT services industry, beginning with Integration products such as Dell Boomi, BizTalk, MuleSoft or Azure Integrations Services
  •  The individual will display Drive, initiative, organizational skills, pro-activity and a keenness to learn
  • Proven ability with IT systems (bespoke or packages such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint etc.)
  • Ability to collect, organize, analyze and publish data whilst collecting details of any follow-on activity, from varied sources include databases, flat files, APIs
  • An ability to adapt and adhere to client policies, procedures and deadlines, whilst multi-tasking
  • Willingness to operate and progress in areas that are outside of previous experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Experience of working effectively within a team and of displaying good communication skills.
  • Training will be provided on the job

Preferable but not essential

  • IT related degree or higher education qualification.
  • A business, finance or manufacturing background (if that’s in an IT/IS role then even better)
  • Previous exposure to Dell Boomi, Biztalk or another Integrations Middleware product

Additional Information

Version 1 Talent Acquisition Team

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Senior Technical Analyst

Energia Group

Belfast, N Ireland
7 days ago
Belfast, N Ireland
7 days ago

Your new role

This exciting Senior Technical Analyst position sits within Energia Technology & Innovation; we are looking for a talented and experienced IT professional with a strong foundation in the implementation and delivery of software solutions.

The successful candidate will reside within the Technical Delivery team supporting the delivery of solutions for projects and programmes across the Energia Group. Reporting to the Technical Delivery Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for low level solution design, 3rd party vendor management and the full end to end delivery of software solutions.

What we offer

In addition to the all-important competitive salary and generous company pension (up to 6%), we also want to shout about some of our other great benefits;

• 25 days holiday per year plus 11 statutory holidays

• Opportunity to buy extra holidays

• A Personal Contract Bonus of up to 10% of your salary

• Car parking

• Excellent opportunities for career progression and year-round learning

• Wellbeing Calendar

• Employee Assistance Programme (Counselling Service)

• Subsidised Gym Membership

• Health Cash Plan

• Membership of Sports and Social Clubs

• Annual salary review

• Supply of Tea & Coffee

Location

This role will be based in our offices at Newforge Lane, Belfast. The entrance to Newforge Lane lies off the Malone Road and is served by bus Metro Service 8.

To Apply

Simply click on the Apply Now button located above.

Full details can be found on the job specification attached above.

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A reserve list will be held for 6 months in which you will be placed if you are suitable for the role.

Energia Group is an equal opportunities employer.

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Azure Platform Consultant

Version 1

Belfast, N Ireland
12 days ago
Belfast, N Ireland
12 days ago
Company Description

We pledge "to prove IT can make a real difference to our customer's businesses". We work hard to ensure we understand what our customers need from their technology solutions and then we deliver.
We are an award-winning company who provide world class customer service; we think big and we hire great people. Version 1 are more than just another IT services company - we are leaders in implementing and supporting Oracle, Microsoft and AWS technologies.
Invest in us and we’ll invest in you; if you are driven, committed and up for a challenge, we want to meet you.

Job Description

Before I go into the details of our Azure Platform Consultant needs here are some of the benefits. We offer profit share, pension, private medical, flexible working policy and more. We offer incentives for accreditations and educational assistance for course relevant to your role. We offer employee recognition in the form of Excellence Awards and V1Ps which is awarded by your peers. Engagement is incredibly important with local engagement teams driving our engagement events, summer party and Christmas parties!
Version 1 is currently recruiting for a Azure Platform Consultant for our UK Digital Cloud Solutions practice in Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh or elsewhere in the UK. You will have the opportunity to join a large organisation with the feel of a startup and experience accelerated progression due to the predicted growth in the practice.
Your responsibilities will include:

  • You will be developing architecture within Microsoft Azure across multiple technologies such as Microsoft, Open Source and Oracle depending on the client needs
  • Focusing on the client to ensure we are living to the Verison 1 value "Customer First" and working with the client to make sure we are providing the best solution every time. 
  • As a consultancy and services provider, we are always looking to bring on new business so you will have business Development and Technical Pre-Sales duties for key Version 1 customers.
  • Documentation of solutions (e.g. architecture, configuration and setup).
  • You will be using cutting edge technology and innovative ways of working including working in a truly Agile way.
Qualifications

Essential criteria:

  • Direct experience of enterprise solution shaping and Microsoft Azure Cloud deployment architecture development including excellent documentation skills
  • Microsoft Azure and its relevant build, deployment, automation, networking, and security technologies in cloud and hybrid environments.
  • Understanding of Microsoft Identity and Access Management products such as Azure AD, ADFS, Azure AD Connect, Conditional Access, Azure AD Proxy, SAML and Active Directory Domain Services.
  • Experienced in the design and delivery of enterprise-level Highly Available solutions.
  • Knowledge of PowerShell, Source Control, ARM templates, JSON, Bash and deployment automation.

Additional Information

Version 1 Talent Acquisition Team

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Product Owner

Kainos

Belfast
30+ days ago
Belfast
30+ days ago

Our people love the exciting and meaningful work they do, the cutting-edge resources and technology they have access to, the benefits we offer and the great community we’ve built. Want to join them?

This is a fantastic opportunity for a driven and hands-on individual to become a key member of one of the UK’s leading SaaS companies, at a time of growth and as we roll out new and exciting services.

Our people love the exciting and meaningful work they do, the cutting-edge resources and technology they have access to, the benefits we offer and the great community we’ve built.

The Product Owner is responsible for the product backlog across multiple functional areas. This responsibility includes gathering and prioritising product and customer requirements, working closely with development, sales, pre-sales, marketing and professional services to ensure customer satisfaction goals are met and exceeded, and to help us maintain our leading market position.

You will be working with a well-qualified and expert team, in the leading Workday partner for automated testing globally, with a customer base of >200, many of which are household names. And we’re growing both in terms of revenues and customers, but also in terms of our service offerings and the team. This is an opportunity to join at a crucial time to put your stamp on our products and services and how we continue to lead in our market. The position offers opportunities for the right individual to grow into other more senior areas within the Kainos Smart business or in the wider Kainos business.

To continue to drive the success of Kainos Smart products and services we need to ensure that we prioritise, define, and drive the delivery of our roadmap, drawing on resources and innovation across the business and from partner. It will provide the opportunity to engage with clients and with a wide range stakeholders across Kainos.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be responsible for evolving the Product Roadmap for at least one main functional area

  • Have experience as a product owner in an Agile software development environment

  • Capture requirements from:

    • Existing customers;

    • Field (Product Enhancement Requests and Contractual commitments);

    • Market (through collaboration with Sales, Customer Success, Services, and Product Marketing to address market problems);

    • Professional Services teams;

    • Internal sources

  • Define the product backlog, create actionable user stories for development teams

  • Manage and prioritise the backlog to ensure goals are met, optimising the value of development team effort

  • Drive a clear understanding of and manage to release acceptance criteria for each product feature, including the criteria for the minimal viable product

  • Identify and measure the success criteria for each delivered feature

  • Measure, track and improve non-functional aspects of the product

  • Sustain and cultivate the right relationships with technology partners;

  • As required, step in to support sales efforts with product demos and customer discussions on more technical aspects of the product

  • Be flexible to travel if required to customer and partner locations worldwide

Experience Required:

A minimum of 2-3 years’ experience working as a Product Owner in a SaaS environment on managing backlog, working with development teams and building Product Roadmaps. Demonstrable experience and capability to successfully carry out the key elements of the Product Owner role above.

Excellent communication skills are vital. You’ll need to be a persuasive and effective communicator with strong negotiating skills. It’s not only about talking, you’ll need to be able to listen, understand, and build on other’s viewpoints. You will have an enthusiasm for new technologies and innovation and be prepared to take advantage of the flexibility provided to challenge and be proactive in bringing new ideas to how we work and to the product roadmap.

Essential Skills:

  • You will need an eye for detail, particularly to interpret supplied information and understand sources and challenge where necessary

  • The ability to facilitate team meetings and group conversations

  • Comfort and ability to engage with customers to understand requirements, and support functional or technical product discussions

  • Relevant commercial experience and awareness to help set priorities of product investments and drive commercial product success

  • A good understanding of technology, digital services and trends

  • The ability to communicate effectively with the team and external stakeholders.

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience with Automated Testing Frameworks

  • Software Testing Experience

About Kainos Smart: Our cloud-based automated testing tool, Kainos Smart, is one of a kind. It is the only product that has been built exclusively for testing Workday. It is designed to make automated Workday testing easy for all users regardless of technical or testing background. With Smart you can quickly create repeatable tests covering Workday business processes, security configuration and integrations. Using Smart, our clients are saving thousands of man hours on testing and gaining much greater assurance on the correctness and compliance of their Workday deployment.

WHO YOU ARE:
Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience. These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture.

We're an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a basic background check , however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn't relevant to the role. It's important to note - failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences. Kainos has a policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders (available on request).

Posted

18 days ago

Description

Our people love the exciting and meaningful work they do, the cutting-edge resources and technology they have access to, the benefits we offer and the great community we’ve built. Want to join them?

Main purpose of the role & responsibilities in the business:
As a Platform Technical Architect (Consultant) in Kainos, you’ll be responsible for leading teams developing high quality solutions on public cloud which delight our customers.  As a technical leader on a project, you’ll work with customer architects to design, automate, build and support modern digital service platforms, advising on estimated effort and technical implications of user stories and decisions. It’s a fast-paced environment and you’ll be trusted to make sound, reasoned decisions as you continually learn and apply new technologies and approaches with talented colleagues.

Your key responsibilities will include:
• Working as part of a wider team - You’ll provide leadership working alongside colleagues in engineering, testing, consulting, product management and security capabilities to design solutions of the highest quality which meet all non-functional requirements.
• Using technology for positive impact – You’ll keep appraised of the latest technologies and ensure we employ them appropriately for maximum user and business benefit.
• Being objectively opinionated – As a respected voice within Kainos and beyond, you’ll offer your opinion and critique to improve our solutions. You’ll proactively share knowledge internally within Kainos and more widely in industry.
• Developing Kainos as a Business – You help Kainos to qualify and win new opportunities.
• Providing technical leadership – You’ll provide technical leadership on delivery and support projects which may sometimes require you to be hands-on and to take difficult, but necessary decisions.
• Being a role model – You’ll support your colleagues and foster a DevOps culture in all that you do by embodying the Kainos values. You’ll be the person people look up to – people trust your decisions because they are transparent and justified. You’ll be passionate and committed to ensuring Kainos projects are successful.
• Putting people first & developing others – You’ll manage, coach and develop a small number of staff, with a focus on managing employee performance and assisting in their career development. You’ll also provide direction and leadership for your colleagues as you solve challenging problems together.
• Being Adaptable – You’ll mould yourself to customer engagements and stretch to learn new skills as needs arise; through this you’ll be supported by talented colleagues across Learning & Development and Architecture.

MINIMUM (ESSENTIAL) REQUIREMENTS
• Strong verbal and written communications skills, with the ability to simply and clearly communicate technical design in conversation, documentation and presentation to a technical and non-technical audience.
• We all work in teams here in Kainos – You’ll need a proven experience of team leadership and supporting a DevOps culture in delivering complex projects.
• We are passionate about developing people – a demonstrated ability in managing, coaching and developing junior members of your team and wider community.
• Demonstrable personal ownership of:
o Building and operating modern digital service platform (or significant portions thereof) including architecture, estimation, planning, non-functional requirements and Continuous Improvement activities using modern agile techniques.
o Implementing robust security controls and monitoring solutions across infrastructure and application components.
o Making effective decisions within fast-moving delivery environments.
• Significant expertise in:
o Designing, building, testing, automating, monitoring and supporting modern digital service platforms in production environments.
o Utilizing the latest Continuous Delivery techniques for releasing operationally ready software to production.
o Use of automation tooling and proficient in one of the following: Powershell, Bash, Python, Ruby, Go, Groovy.
o Using public cloud platforms - including SaaS or PaaS offerings - to solve business problems (AWS or Azure).
• Demonstrable experience in:
o Using the latest container orchestration platforms including Kubernetes.
o Applying configuration management, infrastructure provisioning and automation tooling to solve business problems.

DESIRABLE
• Third level – or equivalent - qualification in a related discipline.
• Obtained certification with a public cloud provider (AWS/Azure).
• Obtained certification relating to a particular area of specialisation e.g. Kubernetes CKAD.
• Experience of Cloud Native Tooling and Approaches.
• Active participation in both internal and external communities of practice.

WHO YOU ARE:
Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience. These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture.

We're an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a basic background check , however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn't relevant to the role. It's important to note - failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences. Kainos has a policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders (available on request).

Source: Kainos