Bank for International Settlements
The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is an international organisation promoting global monetary and financial stability and is a bank for central banks. The BIS´s head office is located in Basel, Switzerland, with representative offices in Hong Kong SAR and Mexico City. We are able to recruit globally, regardless of nationality, and offer competitive employment packages.
We are looking for an Enterprise Architect (with a corporate title of Senior IT Applications Architect) to join the Application and Architecture group within the Bank´s IT department. As an enterprise architect, the successful candidate will coordinate the group´s architecture-related activity to establish a vision and technology roadmap for each of the groups key software applications and platforms. He/she will also provide enterprise architecture guidance to business and technology teams across the Bank, and organise bank-wide architecture governance. The ideal candidate is a solution-oriented team player, comfortable in both a highly technical environment and a relationship management role. He/she is a skilled communicator who is able to present complex IT topics to non-technical audiences of all levels, taking a proactive business-focused approach when dealing with both internal and external clients and providers.
Work with development and operations teams across Architecture and Applications to create a vision and roadmap for the key applications and platforms supported by the group.
Maintain high-level enterprise architecture maps for the Bank, including key systems and information flows.
Advise and assist with changes to business architecture and business process optimisation.
Act as an expert adviser to the Bank on application architecture and strategic technology issues, and write reports for executive audiences.
Working with IMS and cross-business technical experts, define and promote common architecture principles, standards, tools and implementation methodologies.
Organise bank-wide architecture governance and assist the Head of Architecture and Applications in chairing the meetings and issuing recommendations.
Establish a virtual team of architects and technical experts across the IT department and promote architecture collaboration.
Provide architectural oversight on key IT projects.
Play a leading role in the identification and evaluation of new technologies.
Perform pre- and post-project architecture reviews.
Own the portfolio of application development tools provided to developers across the Bank and ensure that they evolve over time to meet developers´ needs.
Review, with the aim of constantly improving, the application architecture landscape of the Bank.
Qualifications, skills and experience:
At least five years´ experience in software development and/or architecture related IT roles
Experience of creating and communicating architecture concepts and technology roadmaps
Experience working on projects spanning multiple technology teams and business areas
Experience presenting architecture and technology topics to senior executives
Experience working with complex enterprise data architectures with strong knowledge of relational database technologies
Knowledge and experience with Microsoft development technologies (C# .NET, WCF, WPF, Visual Studio etc), NoSQL/Big Data technologies, and Python and/or R will be advantages.
An industry background in financial markets or central banking will be an advantage.
Strong architecture modelling and visualisation skills
Excellent communication skills - written, visual and oral
An ability to formulate technical strategy
An ability to work collaboratively and establish strong working relationships across different technical teams and business users
An ability to understand and adapt to a broad range of existing and new technologies
An ability to work independently
Fluent in English (oral and written)
University degree (ideally at masters level, in a computer science related discipline)
Do you have the skills we are looking for and a strong academic track record? Are you interested in working in an international financial institution at the heart of the central banking community and contributing to an important global mission? We look forward to receiving your application, including your CV and letter of motivation, indicating your preferred area of interest.
To find out more about this opportunity and to submit your CV (in English), please visit www.bis.org/careers .
Deadline for applications is 30/12/2016
Employment - Duration: 1 years Contract type: Fixed-term FTE%: 100%
The BIS employs staff on both open-ended and fixed-term contracts. However, all new entrants are initially recruited on a fixed-term basis. The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff. We encourage applications from female candidates.
London, United Kingdom
Technimove are the market leaders in physical IT migrations, working with thousands of companies small, medium and enterprise. We organise and manage UK-based and international relocations, data centre migrations and transport services.
We are currently looking for a Senior Data Centre Project Manager to join our ever expanding team.
About the Job
Based in London
Reporting to the CTO
My client is seeking Senior Project Managers to join their expanding team. You will have a deep technology competence and would have come from an engineering / network background and managed Enterprise size Datacentres in the UK. The successful candidate will have at least 10 years comprehensive experience leading complex Datacentre migration projects, have over 10 years detailed expertise leveraging data replication technologies for both server migrations and IT Disaster Recovery solutions. The candidate will also have a detailed history of working in a wide variety of complex data centre environments and have a strong track record of IT Service Continuity Management, IT Service Management, ITIL, and proven CritSit incident management expertise.
Experience in Finance and/or Public Sector would be advantageous
Own and lead the end to end migration of all services throughout the migration project
Own the end to end weekly Start Stop Migration Work Flow view for all Service Components being migrated in each calendar month
Track the successful completion of all migration project activity Milestones. Provide weekly reporting on all Service Component migrations to senior management and to the Programme Board on a fortnightly/monthly basis
Accountable for defining, optimizing and operating infrastructure
Project Manage all assigned Service Component migration activity
Enable and assist with the creation of technical plans to migrate existing production datacentres to new/consolidated locations
Interface with internal technical subject matter experts and drive to conclusion any technical open issues and manage the risks related to the programme
Create and document technical requirements and designs; - Manage all technical aspects of the Data Centre migration phases (Assessment, Planning and Execution)
Skill and attributes required
ITIL Foundation or Practitioner certified
Understanding of Successful Programme Management methodology
A successful computer science education
Managed Enterprise datacentres
Must have come from an architectural and technical background and still have the ability to read network diagrams etc
Must have technical experience with virtual environments and P2V
Experienced in sponsoring technology projects
Passion for topics around IT infrastructure and Datacentre planning and development
Strong conceptual thinking and understanding of the core processes to run IT infrastructure is essential
Ability and experience to produce business cases and respective execution plans
Good understanding of all of the various technologies surrounding security
Strong leadership skills with a high sense of responsibility and quality
Very strong communication and moderation skills in English
High motivation and ability to work under pressure
Aldgate, London, United Kingdom
Job Purpose (a succinct summary):
Manage and monitor all installed systems and infrastructure. Install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools. Proactively ensure the highest levels of system and infrastructure availability. Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify solutions and work with senior engineering team to resolve. Provide 1st and 2nd line desktop support. Provide basic server support. Liaise with vendors for and other IT personnel for problem resolution. Providing telephone support to our Helpdesk by answering calls and raising tickets on our system. Field service support for new PC installs and emergency issues.
Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities (a breakdown of Job Purpose):
Understanding of Microsoft Exchange 2013, 2010
Understanding of Microsoft Server OS 2008, 2008R2 and 2012R2
Understanding of Network devices – Switches (Cisco, Brocade), Firewalls
Understanding of Remote Desktop Services and applications
Understanding of Microsoft Office 365
Diagnosing and Resolving (local and remote) hardware and software faults,
keeping within defined service level agreements
2nd line Support and assistance
Escalation (if required) to VNOC Manager and senior engineering team
Pro-actively provide ongoing support of network and email systems
Ensure all site documentation is accurate and up to date.
Complete and submit all time sheets in a timely manner when required.
Check Support Desk email account and tickets in call logging system for
Log all problems using the provided call logging system
Update all tickets allocated at each stage of the call, i.e. respond, update,
Take ownership of problems, troubleshooting them whilst constantly liaising
with the client and completing all paper work involved
Adhere to all company procedures including site and field service
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Key Attributes (a breakdown of the ‘people’ and ‘technical’ skills):
Highly motivated and focused team player
Demonstrate an understanding of technical ability proficient with an ITE1
up to ITE2 (1st and 2nd line) At least 12-18 months commercial IT Support experience in
MS Server and Desktops – MCITP.
Support of email systems for client (Exchange, Outlook)
Networking Admin skills
Proven experience in installing, configuring and troubleshooting Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10
Proven experience of troubleshooting GPO (group policy objects)
Experience of providing remote user support on the telephone and on
external client sites
Experience of troubleshooting Office 2007, 2010 and 2013
Experience in dealing with VIP users
Experience with virtualization for example – Vmware
Experience with monitoring systems
Good understanding of networking – OSI network layers, TCP/IP, DHCP
Understanding of data protection and data security
Demonstrate strong organisational skills
Have an understanding of what is required to communicate effectively
between various business levels both internally and externally (clients,
suppliers and vendors)
Exhibit time management skills
Attention to detail
Work well under pressure
Show flexibility - recognise that in line with client requests, from time to time
there could be a requirement to work outside of "normal" office hours.
Self-motivated and able to thrive in a fast moving, high pressure working
Client and team focused – understand the requirements of each
Demonstrate strong communication skills
Display a proactive approach
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Although not essential, it would be advantageous to have experience with the following:
Aderant software Mimecast
Note: The VNOC runs on a shift basis ranging from:
07:00 – 15:30
08:00 – 16:30
09:00 – 17:30
10:00 – 18:30
Your job description is a guidance as to performance and are not contractual terms
Electrical Contractors' Association
Sevenoaks TN13, United Kingdom
The Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) is the UK's leading trade association that represents and supports the interests of businesses involved in all aspects of the electrical and electrotechnical industries.
We are recruiting an IT Project Development Manager. This is a new role, which as we drive forward change at a real pace in our organisation, will be a vital link between our business areas and our IT team, ensuring that projects are prioritised, managed and delivered on time and to budget.
The role will manage the ECA’s project development lifecycles, acting as the conduit with the business to agree, scope and specify project requirements. This will include managing the software development team, as well as actively developing code as part of the project team. The split is likely to be 60% development and 40% project management.
Well honed project management skills and a dynamic, people centric approach are essential. Applicants must also have an excellent understanding of project methodology control; ability to mediate and create a sense of community amongst wider groups of stakeholders and organisations within the ECA group; demonstrated experience in line management; well developed user liaison and analytical skill; ability to work under pressure and manage multiple deadlines.
The following technical skills are also essential: Microsoft Project or similar tracking tools; Microsoft Office 2007 or higher; Microsoft Visual Studio .NET using C#; ASP .NET, MVC, Web Forms, Entity Framework (advantageous).
The position reports to the Group Head of IT and is based in our head office in Sevenoaks, Kent.
A competitive salary and benefits package will be provided along with excellent career development opportunities.
To apply, please send your CV along with a cover letter containing details of your current remuneration to Daisy Woodgate.