Technology

IT Project Manager (German Speaking)

Bluestones staffing IT division has been acquired buy a Global organisation based in Vienna to recruit an experienced It Project Manager (German essential) due to restructure.

Job Purpose:

Accountable for managing technical and business aspects and whole BM software implementation projects. Account management (incl. sales, securing client budget, internal testing before client delivery, managing of project team, preparation work for invoicing (approval, project progress documentation)) and technical consultancy for service managers with regard to client CRs, client and standard implementations. Requirements engineering, documentation and specification of requested changes and solutions for development team to follow up. Meet/exceed client expectations and managing customer relations.

Fact and Figures:

To deliver contractual obligations to the client within a designated timeline to provide additional revenue to the business by sales of new products/ product modules and client adapted requests. Ensuring coverage of project from technical and business point of view. Responsible for capturing and reviewing the planned costs v budgeted costs within a project, set up and control of project plan and costs as well as hand over work packages to development and business implementation and internal testing.

Principal Accountabilities:

§  Engage in advance preparation, to identify clients’ needs through written and verbal consultation

§  Ensure thorough documentation of product and process inconsistencies/ issues/software concerns for follow-up and/or resolution by programming staff

§  Actively participate in required team meetings and provide feedback and updates to the team

§  Actively participate in ensuring the project is on schedule and on budget and stays within scope

§  Identify & document potential risks and issues and in conjunction with the project team determine mitigation strategies

§  Participate in the on-going quality improvement efforts for processes

§  Serve as a subject matter expert on all client related topics

§  Clearly communicate internally and externally to ensure business requirements line up with project scope

§  Deliver analysis documentation by identifying requirements and meeting with client

§  Ensure all technical design specifications meet business requirements and are in lign with client expectations

§  Assist QA with information on test cases and scenarios to ensure they meet requirements as needed

§  Lead the client in test execution (approval)

§  System changes, translating business objectives into business requirements, performing analysis such as screen and functional design, business processes, and the end-to-end mapping of data processing flows for both inbound and outbound data feeds.

§  Serve as a link between the business (PM) and technical teams (QA and Dev) to ensure technical understanding of the appropriate business requirements

§  Provide insight to alternative means of meeting business needs

§  Thoroughly document the project progress

§  Adhere to contractual obligations

§  Managing BM-software implementation in worldwide projects independently from concept to acceptance phase from functional and technical point of view

§  Customer requirements elicitation, concept creation and functional/technical alignment with internal/external contacts

§  Clarify project goals, conduct IT-project plan (incl. resource management and risk analysis)

§  Close alignment with other project managers, business and IT customer contacts and responsible for high customer satisfaction

§  Responsibility to discuss, implement and develop project requirements with the project team and/or development team

Key contact and relationships:

Potentially will work with all of the following during the lifecycle of a project

·       ASE DS/VIE Account Managers/PMs

·       ASE DS/VIE DBS Support Team

·       ASE DS/VIE Products & Solutions Team

·       ASE DS/VIE Testing & Compliance Team

ASE DS/VIE & ASE HQ Commercial Team

Knowledge, qualifications and experience:

·       Sound MS Office Knowledge

·       Very good understanding of the SQL Server platform and relational databases

·       Sound technical education (seconardy technical schools, university)

·       Experienced in process oriented It service management (ITIL, SCRUM)

·       Management of Financial Resources

·       Resource Management

·       Time Management

·       Good understanding of Accountancy principles

·       At least 2 years of professional experience in a similar role

·       Versed in handling IT projects and process-oriented work style

·       Distinct analytical and communications skills

·       Self-reliant, reliable and pronounced collaboration skills

·       Knowledge in Microsoft Project/Visio

·       Experience in SQL (development perspective)

·       PM-certificate of advantage (PMI, IPMA)

·       Experience in IT-requirements engineering and IT-Change Management

·       Very good command of German and English in word and script

For a full JD please contact Debbie via link below:

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Database Developer

Bluestones staffing specialised IT Division is recruiting a Database Developer for a Global organisation based in Manchester.

 

Job Purpose:

This role is responsible for database aspects of application and report development, including supporting tools. It also involves database management, optimisation/performance management, ad-hoc queries and manipulation, and database design.

Principal Accountabilities:

·Share information effectively with other technical staff and project teams.

·Understand and analyse requirements, seeking clarification as necessary.

·Communicate problems appropriately and in a timely manner.

·Identify and consult subject matter experts as required.

·Seek appropriate guidance when making architectural decisions.

·Help maintain a culture of learning and creativity.

·Create clear documentation, guides and commented code.

·Contribute to technical design and architecture discussions.

·Maintain current knowledge in areas of database development, documentation and security.

·Carry out database development, according to specification, and in line with development/coding standards.

·Carry out database maintenance in response to QA feedback and ad-hoc business requests.

·To efficiently manage your workload and accurately record your time using the company timesheet system.

·To freely share knowledge, insight, best practice and ideas.

·Work appropriately, according to defined processes and procedures

Identify and communicate opportunities for improvement in development.

Key contacts and Relationships:

This role involves working closely with stakeholders across the business, the main stakeholders on a daily basis are:

·Service Desk Support team

·Database Development Team

·Report Development Team

·Service Application Team

·Application Development Team

Infrastructure Team

Knowledge, qualifications and experience
Essential

·Minimum of 3 years’ experience with Microsoft SQL server

·Strong TSQL skills

·Experience of working with SSIS in a production server environment

·Excellent communication skills to technical and non-technical stakeholders

·Ability to work as a part of a team and individually

·Ability to create and maintain robust and coherent documentation.

·Work appropriately, according to defined processes and procedures

·Experience using SSRS

Desirable

·Exposure to PowerBI

·Exposure to Microsoft Azure SQL server

·Experience/ awareness of Data Science Modelling/ Predictive Analytics

Experience using SSAS

Attitude and skills

·Attention to Detail

·Professional approach to work and when dealing with internal and external customers.

·Team player who demonstrates a high level of commitment, adopts a flexible and positive approach.

·The role holder must have the ability to work unsupervised with good time management skills in order to prioritise workload, meet tight deadlines, in a fast paced, pressurized and challenging environment.

Opened to new challenges

For further information please contact Debbie or send cv via the link below.

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IT Project Manager

Bluestones staffing is working with a Global organisation to recruit a IT project manager based within their Manchester office.

Job Purpose:

Accountable for managing technical and business aspects and whole BM software implementation projects. Account management (incl. sales, securing client budget, internal testing before client delivery, managing of project team, preparation work for invoicing (approval, project progress documentation)) and technical consultancy for service managers with regard to client CRs, client and standard implementations. Requirements engineering, documentation and specification of requested changes and solutions for development team to follow up. Meet/exceed client expectations and managing customer relations.

Facts and Figures

To deliver contractual obligations to the client within a designated timeline to provide additional revenue to the business by sales of new products/ product modules and client adapted requests. Ensuring coverage of project from technical and business point of view. Responsible for capturing and reviewing the planned costs v budgeted costs within a project, set up and control of project plan and costs as well as hand over work packages to development and business implementation and internal testing.

Principal accountabilities

§  Engage in advance preparation, to identify clients’ needs through written and verbal consultation

§  Ensure thorough documentation of product and process inconsistencies/ issues/software concerns for follow-up and/or resolution by programming staff

§  Actively participate in required team meetings and provide feedback and updates to the team

§  Actively participate in ensuring the project is on schedule and on budget and stays within scope

§  Identify & document potential risks and issues and in conjunction with the project team determine mitigation strategies

§  Participate in the on-going quality improvement efforts for processes

§  Serve as a subject matter expert on all client related topics

§  Clearly communicate internally and externally to ensure business requirements line up with project scope

§  Deliver analysis documentation by identifying requirements and meeting with client

§  Ensure all technical design specifications meet business requirements and are in lign with client expectations

§  Assist QA with information on test cases and scenarios to ensure they meet requirements as needed

§  Lead the client in test execution (approval)

§  System changes, translating business objectives into business requirements, performing analysis such as screen and functional design, business processes, and the end-to-end mapping of data processing flows for both inbound and outbound data feeds.

§  Serve as a link between the business (PM) and technical teams (QA and Dev) to ensure technical understanding of the appropriate business requirements

§  Provide insight to alternative means of meeting business needs

§  Thoroughly document the project progress

§  Adhere to contractual obligations

§  Managing BM-software implementation in worldwide projects independently from concept to acceptance phase from functional and technical point of view

§  Customer requirements elicitation, concept creation and functional/technical alignment with internal/external contacts

§  Clarify project goals, conduct IT-project plan (incl. resource management and risk analysis)

§  Close alignment with other project managers, business and IT customer contacts and responsible for high customer satisfaction

Responsibility to discuss, implement and develop project requirements with the project team and/or development team

For a full JD contact Debbie on 02895219313 or email your cv via the link below.

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Software Engineer

Bluestones staffing is working with a Global organisation to recruit a Software Engineer for their Manchester office.

Working within a team of 6 people between the UK and EU, the main purpose will be to implement changes and bug fixes, working as a team to to deliver solutions based upon business requirements.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • To produce clean, efficient code based on requirements / specifications
  • To work closely with your development peers, inhouse or off-shore
  • Work closely with other departments within the business to help support requirement gathering and post deployment issues
  • To work closely with testing to ensure that products are fit for purposes
  • To share your knowledge with other team members
  • To provide internal release information
  • To support BAU operations, when required to ensure that issues are resolved in a timely manner
  • Troubleshoot application and integration issues
  • To endeavour to meet strict deadlines and where this is not viable, escalate accordingly

Skills

  • Visual studio, c#, MVC, .Net, ASAP .Net, Core
  • MS SQL
  • WebAPI, MicroServices
  • HTML5, CSS and JavaScript/TypeScript
  • Angular, React, Backbone, jQuery
  • Client presentation frameworks such as Material Design or Bootstrap
  • Data retrieval and storage experience using technologies such as Mongo DB & Redis
  • Strong understanding of software architecture principles
  • Requirement capturing and documentation
  • Source control experience in DVCS such as GIT or Mercurial

For a full JD please contact Debbie on 02895219313 or email your cv via link below.

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DEVEOps Engineer

Bluestones staffing NI is working with a Global organisation in Manchester, due to rapidly expanding they have a required for an DEVEOps Engineer.  Working with their team in Vienna you will be working remotely in the Manchester office, (once fully opened).

Location:  Manchester

Salary:  £45,000 – £55,000

Duration:  Permanent

Duties / Tasks 

  • You will be responsible for maintenance, deployment, monitoring, first error analysis including problem solving for our customer systems and applications.
  • Monitor compliance and the service levels agreements
  • Manage the safe operation and planning of our customer systems.
  • Working closely with developers, test engineers and the IT department and support the optimization of internal processes through automation.
  • You promote the development of cloud-based technologies and solutions for our customers systems / applications and processes.
  • Implement the expansion of our IT infrastructure through Linux environments
  • Actively contribute to the continuous development of the technical platforms.

Your Profile  

  • Sound technical training or professional experience as a software engineer / DEVOps
  • Experience in management of Microsoft infrastructure solutions (IIS, Windows Server, SQL Server)
  • Experience with SQL and maintenance of database systems
  • Talent for error analysis and correction
  • Independent, structured and precise way of working
  • Very good communication skills
  • Experience with continuous integration and / or delivery solutions
  • Experience with automation (powershell knowledge) is an advantage
  • Experience with Linux is an advantage

What you can expect:

Our client offers and attractive, flexible workplace and a very friendly working atmosphere in an extraordinary company with customers in the well-known premium manufacture segment (including from Bavaria) and excellent growth opportunities.  We offer you the opportunity to participate in the success story of an internationally oriented software company in the automotive industry.

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For more information please contact Debbie on 02895219313 or email your cv via link below

IT/BM Project Manager

Bluestones staffing NI is working with a Global organisation in Manchester, due to rapidly expanding they have a required for an IT/BM Project Manager.  Working with their team in Vienna you will be working remotely in the Manchester office, (once fully opened).

Location:  Manchester

Salary:  £55k – £65k

Duration:  Permanent

Duties / Tasks.

  • You will independently supervise BM software within the  framework of global projects.
  • You will independently collect customer requirements, create concepts and coordinate these both professionally and technically with the internal/external contact persons.
  • Implementation projects from conception to acceptance, both from a functional and technical point of view.
  • You derive clear project goals and carry out the IT project planning (including resource management and risk analysis.
  • You are in close coordination with our other project managers as well as the business and IT contracts of our customers and ensure a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • You take on the responsibility to implement the project requirements correctly and on schedule with the project team or development team.

Profile:

  • Well-founded training (HTL, FH, university) with an IT background.
  • Business knowledge is an advantage
  • At least 2 years of work experience in a similar role.
  • Expertise in handling (IT) projects and process-oriented working method
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Independent way of working, reliability to work in a team
  • Very good communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Project / Visio
  • SQL knowledge is an advantage
  • PM certification beneficial (PMI, IPMA, etc)
  • Experience in IT requirements management and IT change management is an advantage.
  • Experience in / with the automotive industry is an advantage.

What you can expect:

Our client offers and attractive, flexible workplace and a very friendly working atmosphere in an extraordinary company with customers in the well-known premium manufacture segment (including from Bavaria) and excellent growth opportunities.  We offer you the opportunity to participate in the success story of an internationally oriented software company in the automotive industry.

For further information please contact Debbie on 02895219313 or email you cv via the link below.

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IT Technician

IT Technician required for Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council.

Location: Lisburn & Castlereagh
Salary: £12.95
Duration: Temporary until around June 2021

Key purpose of the job:

As a member of the IT Section the post holder will be act as first level support for IT helpdesk enquiries providing solutions in relation to hardware and software within the Council.

The IT Technician assists with the deployment of hardware and configuration of iphones, Microsoft based devices, and any associated VPN requirements ensuring compliance with Council security requirements and assists senior officers in developing and managing the Council ICT infrastructure.

The post holder is required to provide support to Elected Members, administration and Senior Management in relation to various meetings which includes occasional support outside of normal working hours.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Respond to requests for technical assistance in person, via telephone, via email, and be the initial point of contact for all IT requests. Provide first level support for all IT problems/queries.

2. Help administer the helpdesk system using standard helpdesk principles. Manage responses to user’s hardware/software/infrastructure/telephony problems, Advise users, diagnose and resolve issues, escalate tickets where required, and update the helpdesk system.

4. Manage the creation/modification/deletion of Active Directory and various other user accounts. Builds and deploys Windows 10 PC’s and laptops in accordance with our standard build procedure.

5 .Set up and configuring Apple iphones and Microsoft-based workstation devices and peripherals, setting up and supporting VPN clients whilst ensuring devices are compliant with organisational security requirements.

6. Assist with the management and development of the Council’s ICT systems including hardware, applications, system performance, windows patching, anti-virus, and installation.

7. General administration for IT services, including maintaining / recording / updating the asset management and other related systems.

8. Assist the Assistant Manager – Infrastructure maintain a working organisational network / telecoms infrastructure including the ability to troubleshoot network/wifi/telephony problems at remote sites and visiting sites to solve problems.

Qualifications:

GCSE’s

5 GCSE’s Grade A – C

NVQ Level 2

Experience

3 Years Experience in an IT related post:

Organising a helpdesk facility in a large organisation
Experience of working with a trouble shooting Microsoft Office Products
Iphone setup experience
VOIP/Telephony Experience
Knowledge required.
2.1 Knowledge of the following:
ITIL Experience and Knowledge
Cisco
Office 365
Networking / Comms

For further information please contact Debbie or Tina on 02895219313.
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Level 2 Technical Support Engineer

Bluestones staffing has an exciting new role with our client based in Belfast has a requirement for a Technical Remote Support Engineer Level 2.

Role:

Providing a wide range of services including infrastructure Design, Implementation and Support, the company creates, manages, implements and supports IT systems.

An exciting opportunity for a Technical Remote Support Engineer to provide first and second line support to our end user community in support of their server, infrastructure, desktop and laptop environments. Most of our Client base is located in Northern Ireland and in mainland UK however we do support clients in various locations around the world.

The successful candidate’s duties will include:

·        receiving and logging IT Service Desk calls using the company                       standard call logging facility

·        working on first and second level IT issues until completion

·        liaise with customers and provide information to aid them in their                 day-to-day IT related activities

·        provide the customer with remote technical support and act as their             technical liaison

·        Document and knowledge base information, including new and                       changed services

·        Provide an escalation point to our Level One engineers

·        support a contracted range of hardware and software products and to           assist the account team leader in the delivery of outstanding levels of           customer service

·        report directly into the assigned team leaders and Service Support                 Manager

Essential Critera

·        Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role

·        Microsoft Certifications (MCSA/MCSE)

·        Experience troubleshooting/supporting:

  • Windows 2008/11 SBS | 2012R2 | Hyper-V | Microsoft Exchange | Office365 | Active Directory | Group Policies | VPN | Firewalls | Switching | General comms | MS Office | Backup products | Security Products | Printing | Server/PC Hardware faults

·        Ability to communicate effectively and demonstrate excellent                         Customer Service skills

·        Available to work occasional irregular hours

Desirable:

·        MSP Service Desk experience

·        Design and implementation of network security solutions, firewalls               and switching

·        Design and implementation of Active Directory and Group Policies

·        Migration between various versions of Windows Server and                             Microsoft Exchange / Office365

·        Experience in installing and migrating Microsoft SQL

·        Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert

·        Knowledge of Dell Sonic WALL security appliances

Other benefits include: healthcare plan, competitive company pension scheme & training and certifications plan.

For further information please contact Debbie on 02895219313 or forward your cv via the link below.

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Level 2 Technical Support Engineer

Bluestones staffing has an exciting new role with our client based in Belfast has a requirement for a Technical Remote Support Engineer Level 2.

Role:

Providing a wide range of services including infrastructure Design, Implementation and Support, the company creates, manages, implements and supports IT systems.

An exciting opportunity for a Technical Remote Support Engineer to provide first and second line support to our end user community in support of their server, infrastructure, desktop and laptop environments. Most of our Client base is located in Northern Ireland and in mainland UK however we do support clients in various locations around the world.

The successful candidate’s duties will include:

·        receiving and logging IT Service Desk calls using the company                       standard call logging facility

·        working on first and second level IT issues until completion

·        liaise with customers and provide information to aid them in their                 day-to-day IT related activities

·        provide the customer with remote technical support and act as their             technical liaison

·        Document and knowledge base information, including new and                       changed services

·        Provide an escalation point to our Level One engineers

·        support a contracted range of hardware and software products and to           assist the account team leader in the delivery of outstanding levels of           customer service

·        report directly into the assigned team leaders and Service Support                 Manager

Essential Critera

·        Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role

·        Microsoft Certifications (MCSA/MCSE)

·        Experience troubleshooting/supporting:

  • Windows 2008/11 SBS | 2012R2 | Hyper-V | Microsoft Exchange | Office365 | Active Directory | Group Policies | VPN | Firewalls | Switching | General comms | MS Office | Backup products | Security Products | Printing | Server/PC Hardware faults

·        Ability to communicate effectively and demonstrate excellent                         Customer Service skills

·        Available to work occasional irregular hours

Desirable:

·        MSP Service Desk experience

·        Design and implementation of network security solutions, firewalls               and switching

·        Design and implementation of Active Directory and Group Policies

·        Migration between various versions of Windows Server and                             Microsoft Exchange / Office365

·        Experience in installing and migrating Microsoft SQL

·        Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert

·        Knowledge of Dell Sonic WALL security appliances

Other benefits include: healthcare plan, competitive company pension scheme & training and certifications plan.

For further information please contact Debbie on 02895219313 or forward your cv via the link below.

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Digital Communications Officer

Bluestones staffing is working with Lisburn and Castlereagh Council to obtain a Digital Communications Officer.

Working within the Finance and Corporate Services in Lagan Valley Island.

Position:    Digital Communications Officer

Scale:          £31,346 – £33,782

Hours:       37 per week

Duration:  Maternity cover

Key purpose of the job:

The digital communications officer will work in the Corporate communications team.  You will be responsible for the management of digital activity, development of engaging digital content including video, the monitoring and analysis of social media activity both internally and externally, promotion of the council through digital communications utilizing the website, intranet and social media platforms.

The post holder will be required to carry out some evening and weekend work in line with the job requirements:

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Work with the Head of Service to develop digital communications strategy and policies for the council, across council departments, to support the aims and objectives of the council.
  • Create and implement digital campaign, developing engaging content and coordinating day to day activities across a range of online platforms.
  • Provide and deliver training and support in relation to effective digital communications.
  • Manage the councils presence on council-owned social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter and other similar sites, posting on relevant blogs.
  • Monitor and measure the impact of social media programmes  and analyse, review and report on the effectiveness of campaigns in an effort to maximise results.
  • Develop relationships with external partners to develop joined up campaigns where appropriate and build online audiences.
  • Any other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • A third level qualification or equivalent
  • A min of  3 years experience in digital communications to include:
    • Digital communications strategy, development, delivery, analysis
    • Experience in web analytics and reporting
    • Management of social media channels
    • Delivering training and support for digital communications / social media
    • Experience in data capture and the creation of targets ezines
    • Experience in busy PR or Marketing Environment

For a full JD please contact Debbie on 02895219313.

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