Escalate Recruitment's IT Specialist Consultants are experienced, knowledgable and professional with a strong understanding of technical and commercial requirements across sectors. With a talented, fast growing and global talent pool, we work hard to hand pick exceptional people in the digital world to perfectly suit our Client's requirements.

With 15 plus years IT recruitment experience, our Consultant's have the skill in sourcing for both permanent and contract staff, often with a very fast turnaround. Combined with the use of cutting edge technology, our search and selection process is an on going and thorough process. This allows us to maintain a healthy and active pipeline of the very best IT Candidate's within the market.

We recruit for all positions across the full project life cycle. This includes Project Managers, Architects, Business Analysts, Developers, Quality Assurance and Support.

Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you

 
 

IT Support Coordinator – Windows, SQL

Our client, an innovative travel technology company based on Cheshire are looking for an IT Support coordinator to drive its deployment of best-of-breed solutions that set new standards in today’s application-rich, highly mobile world of travel.

 

As the IT Support Coordinator, you will provide telephone and email support to our in-house developed corporate booking tool, which will involve troubleshooting/fixing problems, and raise development logs for issues confirmed as bugs, detailing steps to recreate the problem. You will give timely and courteous support to customers,  and manage logs that have been passed to other teams. You will regularly test and replicate bugs and look for ways to reduce log intake. You will work with both in house and third party suppliers to solve customer issues.

 

To be considered you must have:

  • Proven experience working in a technical support role, preferably with a web system

  • Exposure to Windows and Windows based desktop applications

  • Experience with different web browsers

  • Experience with SQL

 

It would be advantageous to also have:

  • Experience in Linux beneficial

  • Knowledge of the Travel Industry, in particular Corporate Travel

  • Experience with a GDS system (e.g. Sabre, Grobleo, Amadeus)

 

If you’re interested in this vacancy… Don’t delay, send your application to Rob@escalateuk.co.uk

Head of IT

A leading private equity group based in the heart of Surrey is seeking a Head of IT to manage the IT infrastructure and delivery of key technology migrations for their UK and USA locations. 

 

As the Head of IT, you will be the owner of all technology strategies, information systems and digital development across the group.  

 

A dynamic mindset is required in this fast-paced, high-energy business. You will identify the tools required to enable your colleagues to deliver the extremely high standards required by the Company. You will be dealing with all levels of seniority across a range of technical abilities.


Key objectives/responsibilities include:

  • Managing the selection, implementation, development, monitoring, maintenance and upgrading of all IT systems this growing business.  This includes central infrastructure and desktop support.
  • Developing IT policies and procedures to ensure security (cyber and physical) and business continuity. 
  • Analysing the business requirements of all departments to determine the technology required to achieve the objectives set by the Group Board and making recommendations to the Group Board for upgrading systems as required.
  • Managing relationships with suppliers, including negotiating prices and analysing spend against budgets.
  • Managing one team member in the UK and (currently) outsourced providers in the US.

 

The successful candidate will have:

  • A degree or equivalent
  • 5+ years’ experience as a senior Manager or Head of department.
  • Experience of overseeing all IT functions, ideally across multiple offices.
  • A proven track record in the implementation of new IT systems and policies.
  • Project management & delivery experience
  • The ability to manage and motivate people
  • A customer focus with an ability to communicate with all levels in an organisation.
  • A solid technical background in Microsoft technology
  • And ideally, experience with Salesforce

 

If you’re interested in this vacancy… Don’t delay, send your application to Rob@escalateuk.co.uk

 

 

Senior Java Developer/Tech Lead

Our client, a well established and globally developing AI company focused in the healthcare and life science market are looking for a Senior Java Developer to work on its award winning, innovative platform. The platform transforms textual content into rich, connected data used for business intelligence, machine learning and search.

 

You’ll be joining at an exciting time as we develop our new semantic platform and you will play an important role in making this vision a reality.  You'll get huge exposure to the entire SDLC, from architecting a greenfield system to cloud or on-premise deployments.

 

Key duties include;

  • Working at a tech lead level
  • Developing new components for the platform for solving problems with large volumes of text-based data 
  • Developing rapid prototypes to test potential approaches in areas such as text mining, machine learning, graph technology, or others suited to your skill set
  • Working with customers and partners to integrate multiple APIs in data workflows
  • Testing and documenting
  • Working with offshore teams
  • Customer support for deployments and bug fixes

 

The successful candidate will have;

  • Full stack experience
  • Recent hands on experience of developing and deploying Java 8 solutions
  • Systems Architecture experience
  • Tech leadership/mentoring experience
  • Understanding of the Java ecosystem, knowing what tools to reach for etc
  • The ability to design and build unit-tested, modular code and deploy and run it on Linux servers locally or in the cloud 
  • Experience of designing and building RESTful APIs in Java 
  • CI/CD pipelines, Cloud ecosystem, Linux

 

Experience of the following would be beneficial;

  • basic web front end experience using JavaScript and libraries such as Angular
  • Lucene based search technologies such as ElasticSearch/Solr
  • querying databases using SQL
  • working with off shore teams
  • experience with common toolkits
  • An interest in Machine Learning/AI and an outside interest in coding. 

 

This is an excellent opportunity to join an expanding company. For more information or to apply email Rob Ally on rob@escalateuk.co.uk

Python Developer

Our client, a well established and globally developing business, requires a Python Developer to work with cutting edge technology in pharmaceuticals informatics. . 

Key responsibilities include; 

  • supporting the team by developing scripts and workflows
  • developing pipeline to help automate vocabulary updates
  • developing Python scripts to improve curation productivity
  • working with software developers to turn these into plugins for other tools.
  • working with Machine Learning experts to incorporate their tools into curation workflows.

The successful candidate will;

  • a BSc/MSc/PhD in life sciences
  • be Proficient in Python, UNIX/command line, GitHub
  • have experience working with Bio-Ontologies
  • have excellent teamwork skills
  • have experience working in a bio-curation environment

It would also be advantageous to have experience of machine learning, natural language processing modules e.g. Python NLTK, MySQL, Java and  experience working in a production environment.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an expanding company. For more information or to apply email Rob Ally on rob@escalateuk.co.uk

Java DevOps Lead – Java

Our client, a well established and globally developing AI company focused in the healthcare and life science market are looking for an ambitions Java DevOps Lead to work on all aspects of the SDLC but with an emphasis on operational aspects.  This will include wide ranging tasks such as feature coding in Java, deploying solutions to the cloud and maintaining things like Jenkins servers.  The main emphasis is deployment and infrastructure. 

 

Key responsibilities will be: 

  • Developing Java 8 on a variety of projects, mainly in the text-mining and ML space.  These projects can be REST-services backed by semantic search systems, or simpler command line apps on a MapReduce framework.  It’s wide ranging with close ties to data scientists.
  • Modifying and building new deployment methodologies as required.
  • Deploying n-tier applications on client sites and on the cloud.
  • Working to deploy systems on a wide variety of target architectures.  Eg. Elasticsearch cluster management, NGINX proxy configurations, firewall configurations.  
  • Managing CI/CD systems 
  • Delivering exceptional customer support at all times

 

The successful candidate will have experience of:

 

  • Cloud providers, eg. AWS, Linode, GCP
  • Management of CI/CD systems, eg. Jenkins
  • Linux admin and shell scripting
  • Proxy server configurations for security and load balancing, eg. nginx

 

It will be beneficial to also have:

  • Understanding of big data technologies such as Spark and the Hadoop ecosystem
  • Experience of Docker - creating and deploying images
  • Scripting ability in Python or similar
  • Experience with Elasticsearch cluster management
  • Experience of running SAAS systems for customers

 

This role presents an incredible opportunity to get exposure to diverse technologies as well as being intrinsically involved in some ambitious and personally rewarding projects that support cutting edge information science.  For further information or to apply email Rob Ally on rob@escalateuk.co.uk

Avaya Engineer

A leading unified communications integrator based in Silicon Roundabout are looking for an Avaya Red Engineer.

The role encompasses fault diagnosis and resolution in support of incident and problem management. It also includes configuration and potential lab work to pre-stage equipment followed by implementation at client sites throughout the UK and in mainland Europe.

The portfolio of equipment to be supported will include Avaya CS1K, Meridian all options, CallPilot, CC6, AACC products and Avaya RED UCM/SMGR, Session Manager, SBC, Communication Manager, Aura Messaging, Presence Server, Conferencing Server, One-X Attendant

The successful candidate will have:

  • A HND/degree level qulaification in engineering or a related field
  • Manufacturer accreditation and/or maintenance & installation CPD
  • 5+ years’ experience working in the unified communications industry in a similar role
  • A comprehensive understanding of the issues involved in working in the service industry, particularly customer service
  • Experience of delivering a technical support function
  • A proven track record in a technical support/fault finding environment 
  • The ability to form close working relationships with customers and sub-contractors
  • A high degree of computer literacy
  • A formal support apprenticeship would be a distinct advantage but is not essential

 

Please note you must have a full driving licence and have your own transport

If you’re interested in this vacancy… Don’t delay, send your application to Rob@escalateuk.co.uk

 

 

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