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AWS DevOps Specialist (£60-70k)

Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom 

Permanent

Ref. – TJAWSDOS12021

22nd July 2021

Anne Roche – careers@datalynx.net

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic data migration consultancy based in Watford, Herts, currently operating a hybrid flexible working model in accordance with government guidelines. We are looking for a permanent experienced AWS DevOps specialist who will be critical to this fast-growing company’s success in delivering large scale data migrations in the cloud.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for setting and leading the DevOps strategy within the company and must be experienced in all aspects of AWS cloud-based systems. They must be able to negotiate with and influence clients, be delivery focussed, highly organised, a natural problem solver, and have excellent attention to detail.

Knowledge of on-premise technology is also desirable, as is migrating these services to the cloud. Applicants must be able to work proactively to identify technological improvements, plan forthcoming projects, have a keen interest in IT and emerging technologies, and have a willingness to learn new skills. We offer investment in training and the chance to work in a fast-paced company, with on-premise and cloud environments within an ISO27001 environment.

This role is a permanent role. Applicants that are currently working as contractors must clearly state that they now seek a permanent position.

Essential skills:

  • Evidence of planning and delivering a DevOps strategy
  • Solid knowledge and experience of provisioning and managing AWS environments
  • Experience of release and build automation pipelines utilising Jenkins.
  • Scripting, particularly Groovy (ideally also to have Python, Bash & Powershell).
  • Windows Server (build, security, AD, GPO, …).
  • Source control: GIT /AWS Code Commit / SVN.
  • Familiar with database server technology such as MS SQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL
  • Knowledge of Elastic Search, RabbitMQ, Site to Site VPN Certificate configuration,
  • Knowledge of Hashicorp Consul and Vault to manage configuration and secrets
  • Experience of using Hashicorp Terraform to deploy/update/destroy AWS infrastructure
  • Experience of using packer for AMI creation
  • Familiar with provision of VPC’s and AWS networking/VPN’s
  • Understanding of the principles of immutable infrastructure and ability to put these into practice.
  • Evidence of adding value through successful delivery

Desirable skills:

  • Professional Certification from one or more major cloud providers
  • Experience of working on Transformation programmes and large client driven projects
  • BSc/Ba in Information Technology, Computer Science or a related discipline; professional certification (e.g. AWS Certified DevOps, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA))
  • Experience working in a secure environment with clearance to SC level.
  • Knowledge of migrating on-premise technology to AWS

Senior QA Test Analyst (£40-50k)

Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom 

Permanent

Reference: Totaljobs/TJSQAT12021

Job ID: 93887061

16th August 2021

Anne Roche – careers@datalynx.net

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and fast growing data migration consultancy based in Watford, Hertfordshire, currently operating a hybrid flexible working model in accordance with government guidelines. We are looking for a permanent, Senior QA Test Analyst with significant experience, to join our team.

We offer an excellent salary package which includes an auto enrolment employer pension contribution of 8%. Additionally, we are committed to providing investment in training to help you further develop your skills and knowledge.

You will be working mainly on large data integration and data migration projects but with opportunities for working on software development projects too, providing the test skills and experience which are paramount to project success. You will be responsible for test design, data preparation and test execution using your own in-depth skills in technical analysis. Previous experience of working in a technical and agile environment is necessary and knowledge of Test-Driven Development, automated testing will be useful.

Key responsibilities include :

  • Ensuring testing is compliant with client requirements
  • Developing test conditions, test scenarios, test scripts plans and other test artefacts
  • Identifying test data requirements and preparing test data
  • Providing test execution estimates for test cases
  • Hands on test execution and defect resolution
  • Specifying test environment requirements to enable execution of relevant tests
  • Contributing to all stages of testing when required
  • Recording test execution results with Zephyr (JIRA)
  • Raising and managing defects in their entirety using JIRA
  • Reviewing requirement and design documents to identify testable requirements and scenarios
  • Performing environment verification testing

Essential skills :

  • Has good SQL skills, able to write queries, stored procedures, and test scripting.
  • Is experienced in testing data migration processes and other source-to-target verifications
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of data models, data mapping documents and data migration extract, transform and load.
  • Can effectively manage test automation
  • Is able to create test cases, scenarios and plans which should cover data, performance and functionality aspects
  • Is delivery focused with an analytical and systematic approach to problem solving
  • Can communicate fluently and effectively with developers, data analysts and database specialists.
  • Is able to effectively plan and monitor test plans in line with the strategic direction of projects
  • Possesses ISTQB Foundation qualification or similar as a minimum

Desirable skills :

  • ·Knowledge of PNC and Adabas
  • Experience of:
    • Automated testing for ETL processes and other source-to-target verifications
    • Testing in a Cloud environment e.g. AWS
    • Testing in a continuous integration/continuous delivery pipeline
    • Data profiling
    • Testing Data Quality

QA Test Analyst (£40-45k)

Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom 

Permanent

Reference: Totaljobs/TJQAT12021

Job ID: 93886436

16th August 2021

Anne Roche – careers@datalynx.net

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and growing data migration consultancy based in Watford, Hertfordshire, currently operating a hybrid flexible working model in accordance with government guidelines. We are looking for a permanent, experienced, and proactive QA Test Analyst to join our team.

We offer an excellent salary package which includes an auto enrolment employer pension contribution of 8%. Additionally, we are committed to providing investment in training to help you further develop your skills and knowledge.

You will be working mainly on large data integration and data migration projects but with opportunities for working on software development projects too, providing the test skills and experience which are paramount to project success. You will be actively involved in test design,data preparation and test execution. Previous experience of working in a technical and agile environment is necessary and knowledge of Test-Driven Development, automated testing will be useful.

Key responsibilities include :

  • Ensuring testing is compliant with client requirements
  • Developing test conditions, test scenarios, test scripts plans and other test artefacts
  • Identifying test data requirements and preparing test data
  • Providing test execution estimates for test cases
  • Hands on test execution and defect resolution
  • Specifying test environment requirements to enable execution of relevant tests
  • Contributing to all stages of testing when required
  • Recording test execution results with Zephyr (JIRA)
  • Raising and managing defects in their entirety using JIRA
  • Reviewing requirement and design documents to identify testable requirements and scenarios
  • Performing environment verification testing

Essential skills :

  • Has good SQL skills – able to write queries, stored procedures, and test scripting.
  • Is experienced in testing data migration processes and other source-to-target verifications
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of data models, data mapping documents and data migration extract, and transform and load.
  • Has the ability to communicate effectively with developers and system users
  • Can effectively write and execute test scripts that capture desired and actual outcomes
  • Has a high standard of documentation in relation to test plans and bug reports
  • Is able to analyse results and recommend potential fixes
  • Possesses ISTQB Foundation qualification or similar as a minimum

Desirable skills :

  • Knowledge of PNC and Adabas
  • Experience of:
    • Automated testing for ETL processes and other source-to-target verifications
    • Testing in a Cloud environment e.g. AWS
    • Testing in a continuous integration/continuous delivery pipeline
    • Data profiling
    • Testing Data Quality

Test Lead (£50k to £60k package DOE)

Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom 

Permanent

Job ref : TJTL12021

5th August 2021

Anne Roche – careers@datalynx.net

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and growing data migration consultancy based in Watford, Herts, currently operating a hybrid flexible working model in accordance with government guidelines. We are looking for a permanent, experienced, Test lead to join our team.

We offer an excellent salary package which includes an auto enrolment employer pension contribution of 8%. In addition, we are committed to providing investment in training to help you achieve your ambitions.

In this role you will be taking a senior lead, defining the testing strategy and approaches for Datalynx and leading and managing the testing of large data migration projects usually in an agile environment. You will ensure that migration activities and software products are delivered to a high-quality standard throughout.

The ideal candidate will have had previous experience of working in a highly technical environment and have a broad range of test experience and skills gained from both software and data migration projects.

Essential skills:

You must:

  • be experienced in creating test strategies, approaches and plans including for data migration projects
  • be experienced in managing all stages of testing from Planning and Control to Test Closure activities
  • have proven leadership skills and experience of successfully managing and coaching testing teams
  • understand the objectives of data migration testing
  • be able to communicate fluently and present complex technical information to all audiences
  • have experience in a range of software testing techniques and approaches including:
    • Test Driven Development
    • Automation
    • Regression
  • be familiar and experienced in creating requirements traceability matrices preferably in Jira
  • have experience in working in continuous integration and deployment environment
  • be extremely delivery-focused, with an analytical and systematic approach to problem solving
  • hold ISTQB as a minimum
  • have demonstrable experience of Agile, Jira

Desirable skills:

Testing in a Cloud environment, preferably AWS, would be advantageous


 

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