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IT vacancies

Graduate Software Developer

KAG Recruitment are seeking a Graduate Software Developer to join our client, a growing business who develops solutions for the construction industry and therefore an interest in construction and experience with programs such as AutoCAD and 3D modelling software would be highly advantageous.

Job Title: Graduate Software Developer

Location: West Midlands

Salary: 25,000 plus annual bonus

Purpose of the role:

As the successful candidate, you will work under your own initiative to deliver projects and development works in line with company targets and requirements. You will work within a group of companies providing solutions for the construction sector covering the UK, European and, to a lesser extent, global markets. You will be supported by the Company’s directors to learn about the technologies and solutions they use and also the wider industry they service. You will be expected to add value to the business by driving improvements.

Duties:

You will develop code to supplement the company’s growing range of applications.

Maintain existing applications & support existing applications.

Assist in administering the smooth running of the company’s contractual obligations.

Work with construction designers and engineers to develop solutions to complex problems.

You will be able to demonstrate sound understanding of basic programming concepts and be quick to learn and keen to get involved in every aspect of the company.

You will work well both independently and as part of a team and be confident in representing the company’s interests when meeting with clients and other parties involved in the develop process.

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level with a minimum 2.1 classification in an IT, Mechanical or Construction related discipline, you will also hold A-Level or equivalent at grades A-C in Maths, Science & IT.

You will ideally be conversant with MS Visual Studio, C#, .NET, MVC, SQL, JavaScript, HTML and CSS technologies and have experience or an interest in the construction industry.

You will be able to demonstrate sound understanding of basic programming concepts with the ability to take ownership of your work and ensure that deadlines are met, working both indecently and as part of the wider team.

If you are looking to join an expanding exciting business where you will work closely with the senior management team, then please contact KAG Recruitment to discuss further.

Graduate Project Manager

We have an amazing opportunity available for a Graduate Project Manager to join a market leading Manufacturing organisation on a fantastic 2-year Graduate Programme which leads to a permanent position.
Role: Graduate Project Manager

Salary: 26,000 rising to 28,000 at Year 2 of the Graduate Programme

Location: Birmingham – with flexibility to travel

Purpose of the Role:

The company’s UK IT Team deliver all Information Technology services to the business, ensuring these services are secure, highly available, responsive and are delivered to a high level of quality. The team cover all aspects of IT from Service Desk, Support and Operations through to IT architectural design, software development, data services and project delivery. They follow industry leading methodologies such as Prince2, ITIL v3 and TOGAF and work hard to deliver the IT service that the business needs to be the best at what it does. The role requires travel and time away from home throughout the programme from a rotational learning perspective and the delivery of IT support and projects.
Key responsibilities

  • Facilitate the definition of project missions, goals, tasks and resource requirements.
  • Use defined methods to monitor project or area progress and provide corrective actions if necessary.
  • Assemble the project teams, ensuring resource is agreed, booked and coordinated with relevant line managers
  • Follow a defined, agreed upon project management methodology to provide an analytical and leadership resource to deliver projects within the agreed portfolio, including budget and resource management.
  • Working with various virtual implementation teams, both formal and informal, to ensure successful delivery and roll out at multiple UK sites. This will include production of training materials, standard operating procedures and data migration documents.
  • Proactively identify further opportunities within the project management framework for improvement
  • Define, document and agree processes that meet the agreed business goals and translate into operational processes within the relevant business systems
  • Assisting in the resolution of business issues through the effective use of technology
  • Working with various virtual implementation teams, both formal and informal, to ensure successful delivery and roll out at multiple UK sites.

The successful candidate will be educated to Degree level in an IT related discipline, you will be passionate about forging a career working within IT and have the ability to quickly extract relevant information from large and complex scenarios.

You will be a confident communicator with the ability to influence others and possess excellent attention to detail with an analytical approach.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic and vibrant team in an all-encompassing training programme!

You must hold a full UK driving licence

IT Manager

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for an IT Manager to join our client based in Leeming Bar.  Our client is a leading Manufacturer who are keen to appoint an IT Manager to join their IT function. 

Job Title: IT Manager

Location: Leeming Bar

Salary: £Competitive

Job Type: Permanent

Purpose of the role:

As the IT Manager you will support the site users of factory and office systems whilst ensuring the smooth running of all IT services within the site. You will contribute to the development of the local IT function with leadership and direction given by the Head Office support team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for maintaining the smooth running and operation of local IT Services and minimising production down time by use of preventative measures
Responsible for providing support of traceability systems and for factory floor based bespoke applications where appropriate I.E computerised product labelling systems
Responsible for the day to day support of IT Services and ensure that the site has in place a secure and resilient infrastructure
Support all IT hardware, software, and production based systems within a very fast-paced and constantly changing environment
Management of Backup, Antivirus, Proxy, Monitoring and Patching
Contribute to developing and testing disaster recovery plans in line with business policy
Maintain a list of issues and ensure that they are managed and cleared in a timely manner using our internal management systems and processes
Commissioning of desktop and laptop hardware
Installing and testing operating systems and software applications as advised by the Birmingham Support Team
Communicate with Birmingham IT and other on-site department managers
Out of hours support

The successful candidate will have proven experience within an IT support background, database technologies; I.E MS SQL Server, be highly analytical with a technical skill and must be demonstrable through experience of introducing IT Services.

You will be proactive, dynamic, motivational, collaborative and able to deliver results in a constantly changing environment. A team player with ability to be self-sufficient, you will possess strong planning and organisational skills along with the ability to be adaptable/ flexible to changing business demands. Qualifications in ITIL are also preferred.

It is essential that you hold a full UK driving license with access to your own car.

Release Automation Specialist

Our client a leading software development company and a trusted partner to the general insurance industry is looking to recruit a Release Automation Specialist to join their team based in Winchester.

Job Title: Release Automation Specialist
Location: Winchester
Salary: 38,000

Purpose of the role:

You will be responsible for the automation and management of the software release process for customers, ensuring release pipelines are followed.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all software releases (internal and external) meet high quality standards and are delivered to maximum customer convenience, limiting potential installation errors. This includes providing detailed installation instructions for every release and developing appropriate installation tools.
  • Coordinate the delivery of the agreed strategy for automated release and deployment
  • Provide support to internal and external clients to trouble-shoot installation problems
  • Set up and maintain appropriate testing environments for internal application, performance, and release/installation testing
  • Manage the setup and maintenance of internal operations, application development, and server testing (including restoring and configuring of SQL servers for both Development and Test environments)
  • Become an integral member of SOC project delivery
  • Develop, document and maintain internal procedures for the release and automation of release pipelines
  • Attend meetings as required and take responsibility for any associated activities, such as chairing the meeting, production of minutes, and completion of follow-up actions

Requirements:

  • Educated to a degree-level with a qualification in IT Management systems, or equivalent
  • Experience of building release pipelines for software development and SAAS solutions
  • Experience of release automation and Azure DevOps
  • Good time management skills, ability to schedule work, plan priorities and resources
  • Thrives in an often demanding, always busy, fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Excellent customer facing skills
  • MS Office proficiency (Word and Excel) required

Benefits include:

  • Company pension
  • Life assurance and critical illness cover
  • Perkbox – An exclusive benefits platform offering a wide range of discounts and benefits
  • Free parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
Lead Release Co-ordinator

Our client a leading software development company and a trusted partner to the general insurance industry is looking to recruit a Lead Release Co-ordinator to join their team based in Winchester.

Job Title: Lead Release Co-ordinator
Location: Winchester
Salary: 21,000

Purpose of the role:

The key purpose of this job is to prepare and coordinate software releases for distribution to external customers as well as internally.

Key responsibilities:

· Support with software release duties whist working closely with the Team Lead and the wider Release team

· Ensure maintenance and improvement of existing processes and introduction of new processes where needed

· Assist the Team Leader with call management and resource allocation

  • Prepare and coordinate software releases for distribution to the customer base and internally via network, CD, Hosted Services and any other approved method of dispatch
  • Provide support within the department as required, working with internal teams and departments to resolve issues
  • Effectively deal with logged customer queries in relation to software upgrades
  • Escalate issues when necessary to appropriate internal teams and/or the Team Leader
  • Work closely with the other Release team members, ensuring approved processes and practices are being followed in an efficient and effective manner, continually reviewing and maintaining procedures and department documentation
  • Provide team and department support as and when required
  • Maintenance of customer details, software versions and hardware configurations details on all necessary databases
  • Support with any other tasks as requested by the Team Leader

Requirements:

· GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent) at grade C or above (essential)

· Computer literacy and good keyboard skills are essential

· Strong MS Office skills

· General office experience required

· Ability to work well under pressure

· Positive attitude and a flexible approach to work

Benefits include:

· Company pension

· Life assurance and critical illness cover

· Perkbox – An exclusive benefits platform offering a wide range of discounts and benefits

· Free parking

· Cycle to work scheme

Lead Developer (Java)

Our client a leading software development company and a trusted partner to the general insurance industry is looking to recruit a Lead Developer (Java) to join their team based in Worcester.

Job Title: Lead Developer (Java)
Location: Worcester
Salary: £45,000 – 55,000 – DOE

Purpose of the role:

The key purpose of the role is to lead developments within Scrum teams to deliver new products and customer requirements and also support the company’s current technical estate.

The eCommerce team is currently developing its latest insurance broker featuring a completely new front-end built using Angular and Formly, as well as extensive back-end integration with a newly acquired modern insurance quotation software ecosystem. This role represents an opportunity to join a team during a large modernisation effort and contribute to improving the full range of the software stack from front-end to back.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading cross-functional scrum teams responsible for hands-on delivery of software.
  • Providing technical leadership and advocating & implementing improvements in working practices.
  • Being continually aware of emerging technological trends and proposing and implementing new solutions and industry standard techniques.
  • Acting in the role of coach and mentor providing support and advice to other members of the Software Development department.
  • Enhancing the scalability and performance of Open GI systems.
  • Delivering new customer requirements as quickly, reliably and efficiently as possible.
  • Liaising with Product Owners, Business Analysts, Architects, Developers, and QA’s to establish and implement requirements and/or resolve live operational issues.

Requirements:

You will have extensive experience of working on large complex software applications and databases with high volumes of data and large numbers of concurrent users.

Experience of major redesign and refactoring of complex enterprise solutions and leading software development projects in Java.

You will have experience of tackling performance and scalability issues on a large, high-throughput system, using industry-standard techniques and tools.

Use and implementation of Design Patterns and demonstrable technical leadership experience. Knowledge of General Insurance or the Financial Services industry would be highly advantageous along with exposure to working within an Agile environment.

Lead Developer

Our client a leading software development company and a trusted partner to the general insurance industry is looking to recruit a Lead Developer C#.Net to join their team based in Worcester.

Job Title: Lead Developer C#.Net
Location: Worcester
Salary: 35,000 – 45,000 – DOE

Purpose of the role:

Working within an Agile environment, the key purpose of this role is to design, develop and support C# / .Net based applications. You will deliver new products and customer developments whilst supporting our client’s current technical estate. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading cross-functional scrum teams responsible for hands-on delivery of software
  • Providing technical leadership and advocating & implementing improvements in working practices
  • Being continually aware of emerging technological trends and proposing and implementing new solutions and industry standard techniques
  • Acting in the role of a coach and mentor, providing support and advice to other members of the Software Development department
  • Enhancing the scalability and performance of Open GI systems
  • Delivering new customer requirements as quickly, reliably and efficiently as possible
  • Liaising with Product Owners, Business Analysts, Architects, Developers, and QA’s to establish and implement requirements and/or resolve live operational issues

Requirements:

  • Extensive experience of working on large complex software applications and databases with high volumes of data and large numbers of concurrent users
  • Experience of leading software development projects in Java and .NET
  • Knowledge of Node.JS and experience in Docker/containerised development
  • MVC and single page application development
  • Extensive knowledge of MS SQL Server and MySQL
  • Knowledge of REST, SOAP, and SOA
  • Experience of Cloud/Azure development
  • Problem solving and deep analysis skills including ability to diagnose performance issues
  • The ability to convert business and/or technical level requirements into successful implementation
Tester

Our client a leading software development company and a trusted partner to the general insurance industry is looking to recruit a Tester to join their team based in Worcester.

Job Title: Tester
Location: Worcester
Salary: 30,000

Purpose of the role:

Working within an Agile team, the key purpose of the Tester role is to deliver Quality, increase the velocity of the sprint and implement QA Strategy and Plan.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide Quality Assurance and testing expertise for insurance systems
  • Work with stakeholders to identify risk-based tests in an agile methodology
  • Contribute to the maintenance of current regression scripts impacted by assigned projects
  • When needed, run manual, or automation technical tests as part of the assigned projects
  • Work with the Test Lead to introduce new tools, or techniques in testing to improve test coverage, reduce testing time and improve defect identification.
  • Work within development teams and the wider business to identify a test/QA solution, work on a strategy, estimates, and test plans.
  • Provide analysis of business and user needs, documenting requirements, and translating into test and quality solutions.
  • Define capability improvement opportunities for the testing organisation.
  • Provide accurate and timely test status reports.
  • Provide QA support to the Scrum Teams for the execution of tests during the product development phase under the management of a Scrum Master.

Requirements:

  • ISEB/ISTQB Foundation Certificate in software testing would be an advantage
  • Experience of implementing complex test plans in a variety of environments
  • Excellent understanding of the testing lifecycle, phase test objectives, entry/exit acceptance criteria and risk-based approaches to the testing lifecycle definition
  • Experience working as an automation tester would be an advantage:
    • Experience in coding with C#, .NET, Java or Ruby
    • Automation experience with Calabash, Xamarin or Appium
    • Knowledge of Selenium & Cucumber/Specflow
  • Experience of working in pressured environment to strict deadlines
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong organisational and interpersonal skills
Logistics - KAG Recruitment Consultancy

Logistics vacancies

Logistics Operations Clerk

We have an exciting new opportunity available for a Logistics Operations Clerk to join a Global Logistics solutions business based in Birmingham. 

Role: Logistics Operations Clerk

Salary: 18,000 – 26,000 DOE

Location: Birmingham

Duties Include:

Manage the movement of our clients’ goods in to the Country complying with all the laws of International Trade.

Manage documentation related to this function, both in compliance with Customs, but also enabling smooth movement of the goods.

Prepare and submit relevant administration in a timely and accurate manner, for example: shipping schedules, letters of credit, credit control paperwork, licences, declarations, packing, routing, transport and safety documentation

Negotiate contracts for sales/purchases and renew, review contracts as required to enable effective trading, operations and customer/supplier relations.

Carry out all financial aspects of the role, such as sales invoicing, passing purchases and accruing to the best possible accuracy.

The successful candidate will have previous experience in Customs Ocean Imports.  It would also be highly beneficial for you to have exposure to Air Services or have a keen interest in developing your knowledge within this field.

You will be confident in using Excel, MS Word and PowerPoint and have a professional attitude along with a drive to identify and initiate change.  In addition, the business in question uses BOXTOP and Sequoia so experience with this industry software would be advantageous.

You will possess strong organisational skills with a keen eye for maintaining thorough records of actions taken and progress made and be an assertive and confident communicator to all levels with excellent time management skills.

This opportunity would really suit an individual who is looking for a challenge and an opportunity to develop and grow within a business that gives their clients as full International service offering.

Graduate Import Coordinator

We have an exciting new opportunity available for a Graduate Import Coordinator to join a Global Logistics solutions business based in Birmingham. 

Role: Graduate Import Coordinator

Salary: 18,000 – 20,000

Location: Birmingham

Purpose of the Role:

As the Graduate Import Coordinator you will be required to effectively carry out all aspects of the operational role within the business whilst working alongside the senior Management team to develop your knowledge on all Operational, Compliance and Customer solutions.

Duties Include:

· Arranging air and sea imports from origin.

· Liaison with clients, overseas agents and suppliers.

· Learning Customs Entries for air and sea.

· Learning how to use internal Operational and Customs software packages.

· Arranging delivery to final addresses.

· Working closely with experienced team members to develop your skills and the        departments services.

· Compiling quotations to both new and existing clients on a short- and long-term basis.

· Developing new business users and identifying suitable service offerings.

· Assisting with all aspects of finance, costings and invoicing to clients.

The successful candidate will ideally be educated to degree level and possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

You will be confident in using Excel, MS Word and PowerPoint and have a professional attitude along with a drive to identify and initiate change.

You will possess strong organisational skills with a keen eye for maintaining thorough records of actions taken and progress made and be an assertive and confident communicator to all levels with excellent time management skills.

International Compliance Specialist

We have an amazing opportunity for an International Compliance Advisor to join a market leading Logistics business within the Midlands.

Role: International Compliance Specialist

Salary: Competitive

Location: Midlands

Purpose of the Role:

The International Compliance Specialist will deliver compliance and operational support, propose solutions and make recommendations to the International Management team. You will liaise with suppliers, partners and HMRC to maintain compliance, support the resolution of operational and service issues as well as ensuring records are maintained in accordance with AEO and business requirements.
Duties Include:

Liaison and support point of contact for the International Management team for all areas of customs and compliance.
• Maintain records, report and resolve non-compliance including Customs EAD, MSS data and Customs Seizures relating to the International operation
• Provide documented analysis and recommend remedial actions in line with our AEO Procedures and support all AEO audit assessments
• Support the International Management team in ensuring the business is compliant with HMRC, ISO regulations and AEO procedures in relation to the international and offshore operation
• Undertake specific projects, working groups, cross functional support or other duties as required by the International management team in order to drive and enhance the business, in all areas of compliance
• Provide support in implementing action plans to any compliance and customs projects
• Record contractual penalties imposed by the company in relation to non-compliant export and import parcels and support the escalation to the CRM for corrective action
• Assist with the completion of Operations, Service and Compliance presentations and reports for the International Management team as required in a timely manner
• Support in providing weekly KPI updates to the International Management team.
• Conduct trend analysis on receipt of any escalations relating to export and inbound non-compliance and submit a report of actions for resolution. Investigate customer and supplier queries or complaints relating to the International and offshore operation
• Evaluate capacity planning for the business and recommend changes to ensure service is maintained or improved
• Monitor, record and report company operational performance on a daily basis and escalate any non-compliance in a timely manner to ensure service is maintained
• Support the International Management team in setting up new International accounts to ensure the successful operational implementation of new business is achieved.

The successful candidate will have experience within both Customs and Compliance and be competent in MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word. You will have excellent analytical and problem solving skills and be an organized individual with the ability to prioritise and plan your workloads.

You will be a strong team player with a professional attitude and possess the ability to communicate on all levels whilst also having a positive approach to change.

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