Lauren Neary

Recruitment Operations Coordinator

I joined aap3 in 2014 as a Recruitment Apprentice, working as a Resourcer for the Account Managers in the team. Since then, I have worked in the Operations side of the business as a PMO Coordinator for clients in the Video Conferencing industry.

I returned to the Recruitment team in May 2022 to take on database reporting, process production and general coordination duties for the team.

Outside of work I enjoy dog walks, socialising, and planning the next getaway.


Solution Architect

  • London
  • Permanent
  • £80000 - £100000 per annum

Solution Architect We are working with a leading Global organisation, who are currently looking for a well-experienced Solution Architect to join their IT team. Reporting to the Solutions Architecture Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible to align business strategy to the high-level design plan for the overall logical and technical IT infrastructure architecture.

Solution Architect

We are working with a leading Global organisation, who are currently looking for a well-experienced Solution Architect to join their IT team.

Reporting to the Solutions Architecture Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible to align business strategy to the high-level design plan for the overall logical and technical IT infrastructure architecture.

The role will be focused on Architecture Solutions for their EMEA business working as part of a global team.

Remote working with flex for business travel into Europe/ States on occasion

Principal Accountabilities

  • Partners with the business to understand business context (trends and business strategy) and its impact on enterprise technology, application, and information strategies.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of the strategic business plans of the Organization.
  • Accountable to ensure that the health of the systems supporting the business capabilities are communicated, and a roadmap established to align the strategies to the IT investment plan.
  • Provides infrastructure architectural consulting expertise, direction, and assistance to Business Relationship Managers, Systems Analysts, Systems Engineers, and Systems/Solution Architects.
  • Documents and develops in-depth knowledge of existing IT architecture/infrastructure and technology portfolio of the Organization.
  • Develops, documents, communicates and enforces technology standards.
  • Conducts research on emerging technologies in support of infrastructure and development efforts, and recommends technologies that will increase cost effectiveness and flexibility.
  • Develops, documents, makes recommendations, and communicates plans for investing in the IT infrastructure ecosystem, including analysis of cost reduction opportunities.
  • Develops test plans to check infrastructure and systems technical performance, reports findings, and makes recommendations for improvement.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience managing within a matrix structure and dealing with ambiguity.
  • Demonstrated in depth knowledge of business capability modeling and mapping.
  • Experience with creating strategic roadmaps.
  • Experience with hyper-converged, hybrid-cloud ecosystems required.
  • Demonstrated working experience with architectural frameworks, such as TOGAF, Zachman, Gartner Methodology, etc. Certifications preferred.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, business or another relevant field.
  • At least 10 years of related IT experience with a minimum of 5 years of successful leadership experience.
  • ITIL certified or at least 5 years of utilizing ITIL within organizations.

Skills and Attributes

  • Skilled in presenting systems specifications and evaluating the same, working with business representation from all functional process areas across the globe.
  • Excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical and interpretive skills to recognize and comprehend complex issues, policies, regulatory requirements and industry information affecting client’s environment.

Solution Architect: Solutions Architect, Technical Architect, Architect, TOGAF, Framework, Zachman, Gartner, ITIL

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Solution Architect

  • London
  • Permanent
  • £70000 - £90000 per annum

Solution Architect We are working with a leading Global organisation, who are currently looking for a well-experienced Solution Architect to join their IT team. Reporting to the Solutions Architecture Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible to align business strategy to the high-level design plan for the overall logical and technical IT infrastructure architecture.

Solution Architect

We are working with a leading Global organisation, who are currently looking for a well-experienced Solution Architect to join their IT team.

Reporting to the Solutions Architecture Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible to align business strategy to the high-level design plan for the overall logical and technical IT infrastructure architecture.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Partners with the business to understand business context (trends and business strategy) and its impact on enterprise technology, application, and information strategies.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of the strategic business plans of the Organization.
  • Accountable to ensure that the health of the systems supporting the business capabilities are communicated, and a roadmap established to align the strategies to the IT investment plan.
  • Provides infrastructure architectural consulting expertise, direction, and assistance to Business Relationship Managers, Systems Analysts, Systems Engineers, and Systems/Solution Architects.
  • Documents and develops in-depth knowledge of existing IT architecture/infrastructure and technology portfolio of the Organization.
  • Develops, documents, communicates and enforces technology standards.
  • Conducts research on emerging technologies in support of infrastructure and development efforts, and recommends technologies that will increase cost effectiveness and flexibility.
  • Develops, documents, makes recommendations, and communicates plans for investing in the IT infrastructure ecosystem, including analysis of cost reduction opportunities.
  • Develops test plans to check infrastructure and systems technical performance, reports findings, and makes recommendations for improvement.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience managing within a matrix structure and dealing with ambiguity.
  • Demonstrated in depth knowledge of business capability modeling and mapping.
  • Experience with creating strategic roadmaps.
  • Experience with hyper-converged, hybrid-cloud ecosystems required.
  • Demonstrated working experience with architectural frameworks, such as TOGAF, Zachman, Gartner Methodology, etc. Certifications preferred.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, business or another relevant field.
  • At least 10 years of related IT experience with a minimum of 5 years of successful leadership experience.
  • ITIL certified or at least 5 years of utilizing ITIL within organizations.

Skills and Attributes

  • Skilled in presenting systems specifications and evaluating the same, working with business representation from all functional process areas across the globe.
  • Excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical and interpretive skills to recognize and comprehend complex issues, policies, regulatory requirements and industry information affecting client’s environment.

Location: Feltham, Middlesex

Salary: £90-120k – Depending on experience

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3, industry news and updates, check out our brand new website, follow our aap3 Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment


Quality Engineer

  • Kent
  • Contract
  • £23.33 - £28.33 per annum

Quality Engineer Would you like the opportunity to work in a challenging role that combines Manufacturing, Production and Quality engineering responsibilities? We currently have a vacancy for a Quality Engineer in our Quality, Production & Manufacturing (QPM) Engineering Team at our site in Rochester within our Power and Propulsion Systems (PPS) Aftermarket support team.

Quality Engineer

Would you like the opportunity to work in a challenging role that combines Manufacturing, Production and Quality engineering responsibilities? We currently have a vacancy for a Quality Engineer in our Quality, Production & Manufacturing (QPM) Engineering Team at our site in Rochester within our Power and Propulsion Systems (PPS) Aftermarket support team.

Your main responsibilities as a Quality Engineer will involve:

  • Ensuring program quality requirements are met through all aspects of the product lifecycle
  • Taking responsibility for the resolution of quality issues through the structured application of problem solving and root cause analysis techniques
  • Primary focal point for international customer quality concerns including writing failure and repair reports
  • Supportingcustomer and regulatory audits to ensure compliance to contractual flow downs and sector accreditations
  • Working with key stakeholders including BAE Systems project management and the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
  • Leading continuous improvement initiatives within projects and across operations to support the strategic goals of the site.
  • There may be the opportunity to travel to visit key customers in mainland Europe and within the UK

Your skills and qualifications:

  • Previous experience within a Quality Engineering environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of Production Quality Systems
  • Understanding of technical data and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement tools and techniques
  • HNC or equivalent experience in a relevant field
  • High Voltage Awareness and Automotive experience desirable

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.