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Data Engineer (£55-70k package)

Permanent
Ref. – TJDE22021
Posted: December 2nd, 2021
Contact Anne Roche – careers@datalynx.net

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic data migration consultancy based in Watford, Hertfordshire, currently operating a hybrid flexible working model in accordance with government guidelines.

We are looking for permanent experienced Data Engineers who will be critical to this fast-growing company’s success in delivering large scale data integrations and migrations in the cloud. Our ideal candidate will have a background in analysis of data to meet business requirements.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to expand your skills in both data migration and the build of data streaming/integration systems.  Applicants must therefore have a keen interest in emerging technologies, and 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. In addition, we provide an excellent salary package which includes an auto enrolment employer pension contribution of 8%

Initially, you will be part of our strong delivery team delivering a critical national infrastructure data service that integrates a legacy on-premise system to a new AWS system, working with our team of data engineers, architects and leads.  On this project you will be expected to:

  • Act as a point of contact for any teams seeking to consume and produce data
  • Engage with product teams across the programme to understand emerging requirements
  • Develop requirements for data profiling & analysis as well as defining the data context through filtering, aggregating and enriching data
  • Help to understand what data needs to be provided to meet user cases and user scenarios for products
  • Assist with the understanding of existing data and how it maps to service requirements and the consumption of data streams
  • Help to relate product team business requirements to technical requirements and third-party APIs
  • Actively contribute to reconciling data and improving data quality

Essential skills:

  •  Good communication skills – you will be able to translate technical concepts into non‑technical language and understand what communication is required for internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience of undertaking data profiling and source system analysis, and presenting clear insights to colleagues to support the end use of the data
  • Experience of reconciling migrated data between source and target to support business sign-off
  • An understanding of the concepts and principles of data modelling and the ability to produce and maintain data models
  • Experience and understanding of JSON
  • Experience of using Kafka and ksqlDB

Desirable skills:

  •  Experience of data migration/integration solutions
  • Exposure to AWS, especially data-related services
    • Elastic stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana…)
    • SQL and NoSQL/document databases, RDS
  • Current SC Clearance
  • Experience of Public Sector

Security Clearance is required to SC level so you must be willing to undergo clearance as part of the recruitment process. Five years’ residency in the UK is a mandatory requirement of security clearance, as is ownership of a passport.


AWS DevOps Specialist          (£50-75k package DOE)

Permanent

Ref. – TJAWSDO2ND12021
Posted: October 20th 2021
Contact Anne Roche – careers@datalynx.net

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic 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 AWS DevOps specialist who will be critical to this fast-growing company’s success in delivering large scale data migrations in the cloud.

The role holder will help deliver the DevOps strategy within the company and must be experienced in all aspects of AWS cloud-based systems.  They must be able to communicate effectively with clients, be delivery focused, 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. The ideal candidate will be able to work proactively to identify technological improvements and have a keen interest in emerging technologies.

In addition to an excellent salary package, which includes an auto enrolment employer pension contribution of 8%, we are committed to providing investment in training to help you further develop your skills and knowledge. This is an ideal opportunity to work in a fast-paced company, with on-premise and cloud environments, within an ISO27001 framework.

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 successfully 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.

 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 of working in a secure environment with clearance to SC level.
  • Knowledge of migrating on-premise technology to AWS

Security Clearance is required to SC level so you must be willing to undergo clearance as part of the recruitment process. Five years’ residency in the UK is a mandatory requirement of security clearance, as is ownership of a passport.


Senior QA Test Analyst (£50-60k)

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

 


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