Senior Consultant

Recruiter
Recruitment Genius
Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£40,000 - £49,999
Posted
03 Dec 2017
Closes
13 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
About you
You will be an experienced IT performance assurance or capacity management practitioner, with at least 4 years' experience, preferably in a large corporate environment. You will have proven experience of team leadership as well as the ability to work independently. You will be highly numerate and able to communicate to both technical and non-technical audiences with confidence. Excellent written and spoken English abilities are required. Although initially based at our London office you may also be required to work at customer sites at various locations around the UK and possibly abroad.

About the role
The Senior Consultant will be quickly utilised on customer engagements, most often in a customer facing role as an engagement lead. Examples of engagements include:

- Conducting systems risk management assessment
- Designing performance test plans to address performance risk
- Managing teams of junior staff to deliver performance assurance engagements
- Demand forecasting / planning
- Development of capacity and performance models
- Proactive system monitoring to identify performance risks

On a day to day basis you will be expected to:

- Assist, mentor and train junior staff
- Manage projects to time and budget, with direct interaction with customers
- Identify opportunities for innovation across our services, to improve efficiency or quality
- Build relationships with customers and contribute to our account management objectives
- Interact with our sale processes to identify the optimum solution for new engagements

The following skills and qualifications would be required:

- 2:1 (or above) Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or Engineering;
- Advanced performance testing skills using HP LoadRunner or Jmeter;
- Performance test design;
- NFR design;
- Performance test automation skills;
- Capacity planning and modelling skills;
- Advanced experience using Microsoft Office software;
- Advanced data analysis capabilities including use of Microsoft Excel for data analysis;
- Advanced understanding of Windows / Unix operating systems

The following skills would be advantageous:

- Project management capabilities and associated accreditation
- Proven experience of managing budgets
- ITIL accreditation
- Sales or account management experience

Start date: Immediate
Salary: £Competitive
Type: Permanent, full-time