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list SQL BI Developer

Salary dependent on experience.

SQL BI Developer

My client, a leader in their field, have a new opportunity for a SQL BI Developer based at either their Kendal or Blackburn site.

The Role

The SQL BI Developer will be responsible for the organisation's business intelligence reporting which will help drive key performance indicators within all sectors of the business.

The role will encompass the migration of standalone SQL stored procedures into our highly functional and efficient API to then be presented via SAP Cloud Analytics. The successful candidate will need to be able to apply their experience in understanding complex data structures and presenting data in a comprehendible format for all levels of the business as well as a working knowledge of programming in C#.

What are we looking for?

You’ll be surrounded by smart, highly capable people in a collaborative environment that encourages the sharing of knowledge and experience. You’ll be passionate, have excellent communication & people skills with a desire to find the right technical solution.

Your expertise and capabilities should include;

  • Developing reports in SQL Server Reporting Services as well as SAP Cloud Analytics
  • The development and creation of the data models within C# and also SAP Cloud Analytics
  • Perform quality checks on reports and extracts to ensure full reconciliation
  • Create exception reports to ensure data quality issues are addressed
  • Assist in the migration of reports to an API driven platform
  • Focus on quality of design and implementation to reduce maintenance overheads
  • Manage workload to deliver work to agreed timescales
  • Maintain documentation within our wiki of development and user manuals

About you

You will be a Computer Science (or related field graduate) with over 5 years of commercial experience. You will be obsessive about data and its use in business systems, geek will not be a dirty word to you. Your experience should include;

  • Proven ability to write complex SQL reports, in a commercial environment, involving large data sets
  • Detailed knowledge of T-SQL and stored procedures
  • Experience of data cleansing of large data sets
  • Confident of making large scale data changes in a production environment
  • Experience of SSRS reports or Crystal Reports at an enterprise level
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good technical design skills including Object Orientated design principles and patterns
  • Strong team member with the ability to identify improvements and drive implementation of innovative quality

Desirable skills.

  • Experience of integrating into an ORM
  • A track record of large-scale data-focused implementation, for example, data warehousing
  • SQL Analysis Services
  • Business Intelligence
  • Exposure to C# development
  • SAP Cloud Analytics
  • Data modelling

Why Apply?

My client is a leader in its field with a healthy long order book. They invest in their IT team and systems so that their delivery will keep them as the leader in their industry. The team is led by an inspirational manager who knows what makes software and data teams work. He is a hands-on leader who gets involved and knows his technology.

list Project Manager - Small Software Changes

The Role

Three questions;

  • Are you a Project Manager who is familiar with delivering fast paced software changes?
  • Can you lead and influence methods (Agile) that can enhance software delivery?
  • Can you plan and manage the continuous delivery of small software changes / projects using both soft and hard skills to get things done in a co-ordinated, communicated, and controlled manner?

If you can answer “yes” to all of these questions, then read on, this may just be the role where you can use your skills and knowledge in an environment that is supportive and encourages career progression based on delivery and your achievements. In this job you can go far.

What are we looking for?

My client who is one of the best employers in the region are looking for an experienced Software Project Manager to own the small changes work-stream. The role is part of the larger Projects team but will have specific responsibility for planning and managing the small changes that are needed quickly by the business.

You will be responsible for the end to end management of small changes ensuring that they are delivered to the agreed scope, within budget and to the agreed timescale. Before applying you should check that you have demonstrable experience in the following areas:

    • Working to deliver high volume small changes in a planned and controlled manner
    • Ensuring all aspects of small change delivery meet with project governance
    • Development and management of the project plan to ensure the project is delivered within the agreed time frame
    • Identification and alignment of resources to be able to deliver the project within agreed time frame
    • Identification and management of all project risks, issues, assumptions, and dependencies
    • Creating and tracking of project budget tracker to ensure project is delivered within the agreed budget
    • Effective stakeholder identification and management.
    • Build strong relationships with project team
    • Take full ownership of the project and drive the project to meet deliverables
    • Report/communicate project progress throughout the project lifecycle
    • Enhance the current change framework for the Small Change Team
    • Plan assigned change items accordingly

About you

The ideal candidate:

  • You should have at least 3 years’ experience delivering changes via an agile methodology
  • Highly organised and able to coordinate others within the project team
  • A great project leader who motivates the project team to achieve deliverables
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills keeping key stakeholders informed of progress and issues
  • Has ability to build strong relationships with people across the business
  • Has a proven track record of delivering significant projects on time and on budget which meet project deliverables
  • Team player who understands the role that methods play in great delivery

Why apply?

Jobs are not just about salary, they are where you will spend most of your week, so they need to be a great place to work. My client prides themselves on investing in their staff (as well as their local community) and knows that teams and people are the key to their future success. Here you are not just another number!

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Company pension scheme
  • One paid charity day per year
  • Collaborative, supportive organisation committed to developing full potential
  • Industry recognised qualifications (if applicable)
  • Excellent opportunity for career progression based on delivery, output and alignment to CBS values
  • Access to Mental Health First Aiders and an extension Employee Assistance Programme

This position will be considered either working full time or part time, which can be family friendly hours or job share would also be considered.

Current working arrangements are 100% remote working due to COVID 19. Future remote working arrangements are negotiable for the right candidate; however, some travel to our Head Office in Carlisle is expected.

Please only apply for this role if you have the right qualifications and experience and are also legally entitled to work in the UK

list Information / Cyber Security Analyst

Dependent on experience - Plus good benefits

The Role

This is  a hands-on role that requires flexibility, excellent communication skills and a collaborative approach to the delivery of IT solutions across the business. The role holder will be responsible for the day to day tasks and projects that provide great information and cyber security.

The right candidate will be excited about the opportunity to be part of a new and ambitious team. They will have a minimum of 3 years hands on cyber security experience and whilst qualifications like CISSP would be nice, they are not as important as demonstrable experience and the right mindset.

The Working Environment

Given the nature of this role, the incumbent will work with all areas of the business including key stakeholders and departments including, but not limited to, Risk, Audit, Legal and Business Change

The incumbent will build key relationships with all teams / colleagues within the IT department and will have the communicate complex technical issues in a manner that will be acceptable to non-technical colleagues.

The incumbent will be a strong owner of requirements and issues and will have contact with external managed Security Operations Centre (SOC) and other third-party Information Security vendors / suppliers

Responsibilities

  • In conjunction with the Information Security Manager, own actions to maintain and deliver the Information Security Strategy ensuring that it meets current and future business requirements
  • To carry out technical vulnerability assessments of IT systems and processes, identifying potential vulnerabilities, to make recommendations to IT Management to control any risks identified and to ensure they are implemented
  • To respond rapidly and effective to Information Security incidents, managing the incident in a professional manor including computer forensics for evidence gathering and preservation. Appropriate and sensitive handling of effected staff and efficient liaison with both internal and external entities and law enforcement agencies when required
  • To input to the development and implementation of a robust set of Information Security standards based upon best practices and lead by example to provide excellent security guidance
  • To input to the Information Security aspects of the IT Risks and Controls register and carry out actions to mitigate the risks identified
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of a Cyber Incident Security plan including the planning and conducting regular Cyber Incident scenario testing exercises
  • To keep up to date with security trends, threats and control measures and recommend new solutions and initiatives that will enhance the protection of the Societies assets and data
  • To contribute to Information Security reports, dashboards and audits so that they are completed on schedule including alignment to the Cyber awareness assessment report
  • To assist with various tasks / solutions, including but not limited to, SIEM / EDR / UBA solutions, SOC relationship, vulnerability scanning, patch management, penetration testing, phishing testing, intrusion prevention, e-mail monitoring, data loss prevention, user access, user awareness, disaster recovery and business continuity 
  • Support Security partners delivering our Managed Security Operations Centre Services.
  • Assist in Security Incident investigation with forensic and response activities
  • Maintain awareness of emerging security threats, trends and issues, understanding how they impact our Information/Cyber risk profile, preventing data loss and service interruptions by researching technologies that will effectively protect the network and Infrastructure.
  • Ensuring that threats and vulnerabilities are managed appropriately, and remediation is carried out according to agreed timescales.
  • Provide subject matter expertise as required for key projects, functions and services
  • Perform technical risk assessments of new and existing systems, identifying potential weaknesses and recommending suitable protection measures.
  • Support configuration and operation of firewalls, encryption, and other security measures
  • Support the delivery of an effective Security Testing Schedule
  • Assist with the creation, maintenance, and delivery of information/cyber security awareness training for colleagues

Skills / Experience Required

  • A degree in an Information Technology or Computer Science discipline or significant hands-on experience
  • 5 years of related work experience, with 3 or more years in an Information Security position, ideally but not essentially within a Financial Services led environment or equivalent highly regulated industry 
  • Certification in Information Security (CISSP, CISM etc.) or comparable work experience
  • A strong technical understanding and background
  • Must be capable of researching/evaluating emerging cyber security threats and understand the methods needed to manage them.
  • Must have extensive cyber-security knowledge across multiple practices, including Threat Management, Security Operations, and Testing
  • Must have an excellent understanding of current and emerging technology practices
  • Full UK driving license

Working Behaviours

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work well with people at every level
  • Ability to work with autonomy, be organised and able to work under pressure
  • Strong relationship management and influencing skills
  • Attention to detail to ensure accurate assessment and management of risk
  • Strong analytical skillset
  • Ability to effectively prioritise situations requiring urgent attention
  • The ability to inspire the team to think ‘outside of the box’ and go the extra mile
  • Pro-activity and self-motivated with the proven ability to drive results and provide excellent customer services to all levels of the organisation
  • High level of motivation to see success delivered through own personal efforts and those around them
  • Ability to demonstrate and enhance the core values of the Company
  • Willingness to work outside of normal working hours when required and provide out of hours support in line with the on-call rota

Benefits

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • 24 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays
  • Company pension scheme (after 3 month qualifying period, 7% employer, 5% employee)
  • A paid community day each year
  • Collaborative, supportive organisation committed to developing full potential
  • Excellent opportunity for career progression based on delivery, output and alignment to our values
  • Free on-site car parking

This role will be fully remote for the foreseeable future, however the successful candidate must be willing to attend site up to 2-3 days per week if required, hence living within a commuting distance will be essential upon return to normal working…..whenever that is!

list Project Manager (Change)

Dependent on experience - Plus good benefits

The Role

Three questions;

  • Do you want to be part of a team that plan and deliver the modernisation of an already great business?
  • Do you want to be part of a team who are being backed and invested in to deliver real change?
  • Can you plan and manage projects using both soft and hard skills to get things done in a co-ordinated, communicated, and controlled manner?

If you can answer “yes” to all of these questions, then read on, this may just be the role where you can use your skills and knowledge in an environment that is supportive and encourages career progression based on delivery and your achievements. In this job you can go far.

What are we looking for?

My client who is one of the best employers in the region are undertaking a large change programme. As such, they are adding resource to their Project Management (Change) team. The team are responsible for the successful delivery of business change (not IT but in partnership with IT) and hence they are looking for Project Managers who have experience in the planning and delivery of business change. 

You will be responsible for the end to end management of projects ensuring that they are delivered to the agreed scope, within budget and to the agreed timescale. Before applying you should check that you have demonstrable experience in the following areas:

  • Ensuring all aspects of project governance are met in line with the Change Management Framework
  • Development and management of the project plan to ensure the project is delivered within the agreed time frame
  • Identification and alignment of resources to be able to deliver the project within agreed time frame
  • Identification and management of all project risks, issues, assumptions, and dependencies
  • Creating and tracking of project budget tracker to ensure project is delivered within the agreed budget
  • Effective stakeholder identification and management.
  • Build strong relationships with project team
  • Take full ownership of the project and drive the project to meet deliverables
  • Report/communicate project progress throughout the project lifecycle

About you

The ideal candidate:

  • Highly organised and able to coordinate others within the project team
  • A great project leader who motivates the project team to achieve deliverables
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills keeping key stakeholders informed of progress and issues
  • Has ability to build strong relationships with people across the business
  • Has a proven track record of delivering significant projects on time and on budget which meet project deliverables
  • Team player who understands importance of the project portfolio

Why apply?

Jobs are not just about salary, they are where you will spend most of your week, so they need to be a great place to work. My client prides themselves on investing in their staff (as well as their local community) and knows that teams and people are the key to their future success. Here you are not just another number!

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Company pension scheme
  • One paid charity day per year
  • Collaborative, supportive organisation committed to developing full potential
  • Industry recognised qualifications (if applicable)
  • Excellent opportunity for career progression based on delivery, output and alignment to CBS values
  • Access to Mental Health First Aiders and an extension Employee Assistance Programme

This position will be considered either working full time or part time, which can be family friendly hours or job share would also be considered.

Current working arrangements are 100% remote working due to COVID 19. Future remote working arrangements are negotiable for the right candidate; however, some travel to our Head Office in Carlisle is expected.

Please only apply for this role if you have the right qualifications and experience and are also legally entitled to work in the UK

list IT Project Manager

Salary dependent on experience + good benefits package

The Role

Three questions;

  • Do you want to be part of a team that are using technology to modernise their business?
  • Do you want to be part of a team who are being backed and invested in to deliver real change?
  • Can you plan and manage projects using both soft and hard skills to get things done in a co-ordinated, communicated and controlled manner?

If you can answer “yes” to all of these questions, then read on, this may just be the role where you can use your skills and knowledge in an environment that is supportive and encourages career progression based on delivery and your achievements. In this job you can go far.

What are we looking for?

My client is adding an IT Project Manager to their existing team. The team are modernising and driving the technology change agenda across their business. To do this successfully they are looking for an IT Project Manager with experience of working within project frameworks in a regulated environment. You should be technically astute, there will be domain experts to work with, however you should possess enough technical knowhow to ensure that you can work well with all aspects of the team. You will have key relationships with other internal non-technical teams and 3rd parties so you should posses great soft skills and know how to communicate with non-technical teams.

If this sounds like you, this opportunity is with a company that offers you a career rather than just a job.

What is on offer?

A job is about so much more that what is usually talked about. This role comes with a first-class ethical company who look after their teams and make their environment a great place to work. Their salary and package is about much more than pound notes, it is about being in a role with security and growth where you will enjoy being part of the team.

  • Salary to £37k depending on experience plus benefits
  • 25 days annual leave (depending on starting salary) plus 8 bank holidays,
  • Site based role at their office in Carlisle with occasional travel
  • Company pension scheme (after 3-month qualifying period, 5% employer, 4% employee)
  • A paid community day each year
  • Collaborative, supportive organisation committed to developing full potential
  • Excellent opportunity for career progression based on delivery, output and alignment to the company’s values

About the role

As IT Project Manager you will be responsible for the end to end management of IT and Technical projects according to best practice principles by planning, executing and closing projects according to strict deadlines and timescales. You will define the project objectives and oversee the quality control throughout its lifecycle.

You will be responsible for driving forward the IT Change Management framework and will manage the IT project portfolio.

You will build successful working relationships with your colleagues within the IT department as well as business change, internal business teams and third-party suppliers.

This role requires a technical astute Project Manager who can make a real difference working in a dynamic, ever changing environment.  

About you

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:

  • A strong technical understanding and background.
  • Previous experience managing multiple concurrent technical projects through the full lifecycle (e.g. idea, initiation, definition, build, test and live and closure).
  • Experience of managing a range of technical projects which have incorporated changes across multiple platforms, business areas or systems.
  • Have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with strong stakeholder management and influencing skills.
  • An aptitude to work with autonomy, be organised and ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision.
  • Strong analysis and decision-making skills with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Pro-activity and self-motivation with the proven ability to drive results and provide excellent customer services to all levels of the organisation.
  • High level of motivation to see success delivered through own personal efforts and those around them.
  • Ability to demonstrate and enhance the core values of the company.

 

Technical requirements

  •  Demonstrable experience in a similar IT Project Manager role ideally within a Financial Services led environment or equivalent highly regulated industry
  •  A requirement of the role is to complete an APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ), unless you already hold a similar industry recognised qualification.

 

 If what you have read matches your skills and experience, please don’t hesitate to apply. It is the best role of its kind in the area.

 

 

Infrastructure Support Specialist

Dependent on experience - Plus good benefits

Are you a no-fuss hands-on Infrastructure Support Specialist? Do you want to work as part of a team who get things done and get things right? If so, my client is looking for an Infrastructure Support Specialist who thrives ina fast paced technology environment.

Reporting to the Infrstructure and Support Manager, the role is to give IT Infrastructure support to the client's group of companies. Based in Blackburn, the role requires the following experience and skills;

  • Cisco configuration and troubleshooting
  • Telephony systems experience, preferably Mitel
  • Windows Server stack
  • VMware preferably 6.5 with vSAN experience
  • Excellent MS office skills
  • Support bespoke applications
  • Ability to do in depth investigation into application faults, tracing down error messages etc. Potential data corrections.
  • Exposure to Sage X3 environments would be an advantage
  • Flexible approach to problem solving and an ability to “think on your feet”
  • Ability to effectively manage time and prioritise incidents
  • Approachable and friendly attitude

The role is not just about your technical skills, the best candidates will also display the following behaviours and skills;

  • Be an exemplar of customer focus in end user desktop support
  • Understand the importance of Logging telephone calls into helpdesk system
  • Be able to prioritise and escalate appropriately 
  • Providing timely updates to business colleagues
  • Be a source or knowledge for junior members of the team
  • Create knowledge base articles to increase ticket resolution efficiency
  • Be the Technical Lead IT projects to help the business achieve its strategic goals
  • Understand the appropriate measures to protect the business from unexpected outages
  • Ensure you are up to date with current technologies and be able to suggest opportunities to enhance the IT offering to the business
  • Be an aspirational role model within the team

 If you feel that you excel in all of the above and want to be part of a close knit technology team, then please apply online and I will be in touch.

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