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Technical Consultant - ProAgrica - Heathrow

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Technical Consultant - ProAgrica - Heathrow

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IT/Technical & Product Development


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Technical Consultant

+ Technical Consultant - Cloud certified / Client Facing

+ Reed Business Information is a billion-dollar software technology business and part of the FTSE100 RELX Group (Forbes Top-100 Global Best Employer and Top-100 Most Innovative Business)

+ Based at London Heathrow - between 60-100% travel in this role

About us

Adaptris Professional Services (https://www.adaptris.com) are a small team of specialists within our larger company Reed Business Information, itself a part of the RELX group - one of the largest companies in the UK. We're agile, we get to work on different things for different customers nearly every day. We're hugely respected within our key enterprise accounts within aviation, agriculture and telecommunications. We deliver products and services that connect and empower industry participants to address their key needs around trading, productivity and compliance. We have created farm and enterprise-focused solutions for a global community of connected businesses.

About You

+ You're very confident in front of technical and business minded customers and colleagues

+ You love troubleshooting. Finding the root cause of a complex multi-system operational issue or designing the best possible new solution fill you with pride

+ You want a role where you can shine - take a position of leadership, tell our customers what they should do and then follow through to achieve it with and for them

Job Description

+ The Technical Consultant is seen as an expert with our product set and associated technologies, the first point of contact for difficult challenges, a decision maker on architectures and best practises and a proven leader, both of decisions and responses, and also of people and their own development. Day to day, the technical consultant hire has two main roles:

+ To champion best practises, take leadership and lead on technical best practises, project development roadmaps and solutions design

+ To be an expert in customer projects, on site, working directly with our largest enterprise customers such as British Airways, British Telecom, Monsanto, Bayer and Yara.

+ The role may require up to 100% travel, though much project work can be delivered predominantly remotely after initial kick off.

+ Your office base will be London Heathrow.

Essential Technical Skills

+ Strong design experience within high and low level design

+ Strong J2EE design and java development skills, or demonstrable knowledge of another programming language following object oriented principles

+ Expert user in tools used for development and design, including Eclipse, System Architect, Visio, Powerpoint, SequenceDiagram.org etc

+ Architecture Patterns:

+ Service Oriented,

+ Representational state transfer (REST),

+ Model view-controller,

+ Client-server (Multi-tier),

+ Event driven (push vs pull messaging etc)

+ Working knowledge of relational databases such as Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft Server

+ Security: Knowledge of one or many of SAML SSO, OAuth/OAuth 2, 2FA, Cucumber feature files and Selenium webdriver

Desirable Technical Skills

+ Background in both automated and performance testing

+ Background in using bug reporting tools and design documentation

+ Cloud computing (Google, Amazon, Azure or Docker - one or many of)

+ Significant Unix (preferably Redhat based but not mandatory) skillset including, management of command-line processes, installation of and maintenance of applications, the importance of privileged accesses, access auditing and 'with great power comes great responsibility'.

+ Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment using Jenkins/Maven

+ Puppet, Ansible, Gradle or associated automation technologies

+ Application/Web Servers :Oracle application server, Apache web server

+ API Documentation using OpenAPI (swagger-ui)

Responsibilities / Qualities

+ Excellent problem solving skills

+ Ability to work within a team to achieve team goals

+ Ability to lead a technical team through complex issues

+ Excellent communication skills

+ The ability to relate technical problems and solutions to non-technical people with absolute clarity

+ A positive on-site attitude at all times, remaining well-presented and calm under pressure

About Reed Business Information:

Reed Business information (RBI) use leading edge technology to deliver market leading information and online data services to business professionals worldwide. Customers have access to our high-value industry data, analytics, information and tools. Our strong global brands hold market-leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors including banking, petrochemicals and aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every day.

RBI people are driven by an environment focussed on innovation, passion for our products, and collaboration, where working in an agile manner is par for the course. RBI is part of RELX, a FTSE100 global provider of data, information and solutions for professional customers; RELX has recently been ranked by Forbes as #53 in their Top-2000 Global Employers and is also listed in Forbes Top-100 Most Innovative Businesses.

Women in technology:

RBI is very supportive of women in Technology and has been a founding signature for the Tech Talent Charter. Currently 24% of our Technology workforce are women which is much higher than the UK average of 17%. We have the following initiatives in place to support women in technology:

·Mentoring scheme for women in technology

·Women's network forum

·Regularly run events for schools girl about careers in technology to inspire the next generation of girls in tech.

RBI proudly support the Tech Talent Charter. Click on the link to find out more.


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