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Aap3 have been providing information technology infrastructure support for over 20 years and have an inhouse service operations centre based in Southampton. Clients rely on us to provide contract and permanent support candidates knowing that we can respond within 24 hours with any technical queries and to provide profiles of suitable candidates. 


Principal IT Systems Infrastructure Engineer

  • Surrey
  • Contract
  • £60.00 - £65.00 per hour

The IT Systems Infrastructure Principal Engineer will be able to apply their subject matter expertise and domain experience to good systems engineering practices, to support the Engineering Manager (EM) and Delegated Technical Authority (dTA) in delivering IT systems and products to the submarine build and through-life support programmes. They will provide subject matter expertise and advice to other functional and capability areas to support overall project delivery and performance.

The IT Systems Infrastructure Principal Engineer will have a good understanding of the principles of the science and technology of computing and will be able to reference the relevant maritime legislation, industry & defence standards. They will have an understanding of the customer and user needs of the product system and how this will influence and impact design activities, technical and operational performance.

The IT Systems Infrastructure Principal Engineer will be able to understand and report the programme status for engineering activities, identify problem areas and implement recovery plans. This will include the management of any consequent change embodiment activities.

The IT systems Infrastructure Principal Engineer will have a working knowledge of theIT marketplace, including products and suppliers and will have an understanding of the direction of potential future technologies.

Responsibilities

The IT Systems Infrastructure Principal Engineer will be responsible for, or provide input to the following typical key deliverables, dependent on the role and the place the project is in the engineering lifecycle:

  • Captured and agreed technical requirements in accordance with company and programme processes.
  • Compliant technical solutions against contractual requirements and regulations.
  • Design documentation generated, captured, configured and controlled in accordance with company processes.
  • Design change requirements and documentation generated, captured, configured and controlled in accordance with company processes.
  • Engineering LCM adherence for all deliverables, Sub Contract Design Reviews and relevant input to project LCM activities.
  • Engineering Lifecycle Management (LCM) adherence for all deliverables, Sub Contract Design Reviews and relevant input to project LCM activities.
  • Captured and agreed input to appropriate Verification Cross-Reference Index (VCRI), Integration, Test, Evaluation and Acceptance Plans (ITEAP) and Qualification Plans.
  • Specialist advice and contribution to other project documentation, such as Training Needs Analysis (TNA), Technical Publications, and Operating Instructions (list is not exhaustive).

Skills/Qualifications

  • Professional Registered (CEng or CITP) through a recognised engineering institution such as the BCS or IET (or working towards).
  • Knowledge of ITsystems in the defence, maritime or closely linked domain and have a comprehensive understanding of how their own systems and activities interact with the overall platform.
  • Knowledge of the complete engineering lifecycle with some experience of operating in a number of phases.
  • Have a strong awareness of Product Safety and SHE.
  • Good communication skills and ability to interact with stakeholders.

PLEASE NOTE: This role has been confirm as being INSIDE IR35.

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


VMware Software Engineer

  • Surrey
  • Contract
  • £43.00 - £47.00 per hour

VMware Software Engineer required to work in the T26 Shared Infrastructure team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support production of design document for console solutions on new projects (Low Level Design)
  • Bug fixing and problem resolution on existing projects (prior to Factory Acceptance)
  • Resolving problems raised ‘in the field’ across multiple projects
  • Occasional travel to other sites/platform to support issue resolution
  • Liaising with and being able to hold technical conversations with SMEs in other domains (e.g. Networking)
  • Carry out systems testing/supporting the activity

Key attributes/skills required:

  • VMware Desktop Mobility expert. Potentially VCAP / VCP certified
  • VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure experience
  • Horizon View / Horizon 7.x + SME
  • vSphere exposure

Likely to have qualifications such as:

  • VCP-DTM / VCP7-DTM / VCP6-DTM
  • VCAP-DTM / VCAP7-DTM / VCAP6-DTM
  • VCDX-DTM / VCDX7-DTM / VCDX6-DTM

Location: New Malden

Rate: £47.00 per hour

PLEASE NOTE – This role is inside of IR35

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


Information Assurance Specialist x 2

  • Lancashire
  • Contract
  • Up to £792.31 per day

Opportunity for an Information Assurance Specialist to be based in Preston on an initial contract basis.

The job:

  • Deliver assurance services to the business, EITS, IM&T Sector, Group Function and covering CPE (Customer Premises Equipment).
  • Identification of risk and appropriate mitigation requirements, development & analysis of secure solutions (covering technical / physical / procedural / personnel controls) and assessment of compliance with internal and external standards and regulations.
  • Deliver documentation to demonstrate compliance to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assessment and provision of control effectiveness in managing information security risk
  • Provide security architecture / technical input into the development of secure solutions
  • Support development of strategy and continual service improvement for the assurance function
  • Act as a subject matter expert regarding assurance activities for the wider organisation

Responsibilities:

Delivery of IT Security assurance activities to ensure ‘secure by design’ and ‘effective in operation’ for systems and services in scope:

  • IT Security risk assessment of systems and services.
  • Assess Architectural designs and identify proportionate IT Security controls aligned with business objectives.
  • Assessment of systems, services and IT Security controls, to provide an independent analysis of compliance with BAE Systems Security Policy, standards and external regulatory requirements. Lead Assessment of IT Security controls to ascertain effectiveness in reducing risk, including any vulnerability components.
  • Analysis, creation and compilation of relevant documentation determining the compliance level of systems and services, technical security controls with applicable certification, accreditation, and internal policy requirements.

IT Security Control Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Delivery of control monitoring and reporting to provide visibility of critical controls and their status and effectiveness in managing the information security risk.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Engage with stakeholders to promote a mind-set of developing secure systems and transfer knowledge of security standards and processes.
  • Development, delivery & maintenance of Business reporting and assurance documentation
  • Support stakeholders in resolving IT Security issues and act as a subject matter expert regarding assurance activities for the wider organisation

Skills/Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of IT Security assurance experience, dealing with security risk, requirements, technologies and architectures.
  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent) preferably in a related discipline (ICT/Computing, Information assurance, risk management, vulnerability/threat assessment).
  • In-depth knowledge of industry standard security policy, standards and good practice guidance and their application to a variety of IT solutions processing protectively marked information.
  • In-depth knowledge of threats, risks, vulnerabilities and risk mitigations strategies and techniques
  • Broad experience in risk management and the application of risk management methodologies.
  • Extensive experience of Accreditation and producing RMADS.
  • Wide ranging knowledge of application, infrastructure and security technologies and in-depth knowledge of implementing them in a secure configuration within CPE
  • Experience of working in a project environment and awareness of system development lifecycle methodologies.

PLEASE NOTE: This position has been assessed as INSIDE IR35

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


Systems Engineer

  • Dorset
  • Contract
  • Up to £45.18 per hour

Opportunity for a Foundation Engineer to be based in Dorset on an initial contract basis.

This exciting systems & software programme covers many disciplines including design, development, installation, implementation, integration, acceptance, training and logistics support.

To fulfil this practical and ‘hands on’ role, the candidate should ideally be qualified to diploma or degree level in Computer Science or Software Engineering or related discipline.

The candidate should also have an existing knowledge, a general interest or a willingness to learn the following. External or on the job training can be provided where required in most areas.

  • Military communications systems including an understanding of radio and cryptographic equipment
  • Systems design and systems interfacing
  • Serial communications including communication standards, serial and bespoke cabling techniques
  • Network communications including networking equipment, WAN techniques, Ethernet categories and associated techniques
  • Technical and physical impact of implementing a new system with an existing system
  • Estimation and the associated activities for systems and installation proposals
  • System setting to work and system transition
  • Report writing to provide input for proposals, site surveying and setting to work
  • Should be familiar with test methods, scheduling, requirements and the use of of integration rigs in the development of a complex systems
  • Interfacing with sub-contractors

Your skills as a Foundation Engineer should ideally include experience of:

  • PowerShell
  • Windows Operating system deployment and configuration (Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 and later)
  • Windows Security and Group Policies
  • Automated software deployment using MDT or similar technologies
  • Network security
  • Active directory
  • Oracle database configuration and management
  • COTS software configuration and integration – backup, Anti-Virus, monitoring tools
  • VMWare ESXi & vCenter configuration and management

PLEASE NOTE: This position has been assessed as INSIDE IR35

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


Foundation Engineer

  • Dorset
  • Contract
  • Up to £45.18 per hour

Opportunity for a Foundation Engineer to be based in Dorset on an initial contract basis.

This exciting systems & software programme covers many disciplines including design, development, installation, implementation, integration, acceptance, training and logistics support.

To fulfil this practical and ‘hands on’ role, the candidate should ideally be qualified to diploma or degree level in Computer Science or Software Engineering or related discipline.

The candidate should also have an existing knowledge, a general interest or a willingness to learn the following. External or on the job training can be provided where required in most areas.

  • Military communications systems including an understanding of radio and cryptographic equipment
  • Systems design and systems interfacing
  • Serial communications including communication standards, serial and bespoke cabling techniques
  • Network communications including networking equipment, WAN techniques, Ethernet categories and associated techniques
  • Technical and physical impact of implementing a new system with an existing system
  • Estimation and the associated activities for systems and installation proposals
  • System setting to work and system transition
  • Report writing to provide input for proposals, site surveying and setting to work
  • Should be familiar with test methods, scheduling, requirements and the use of of integration rigs in the development of a complex systems
  • Interfacing with sub-contractors

Your skills as a Foundation Engineer should ideally include experience of:

  • PowerShell
  • Windows Operating system deployment and configuration (Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 and later)
  • Windows Security and Group Policies
  • Automated software deployment using MDT or similar technologies
  • Network security
  • Active directory
  • Oracle database configuration and management
  • COTS software configuration and integration – backup, Anti-Virus, monitoring tools
  • VMWare ESXi & vCenter configuration and management

PLEASE NOTE: This position has been assessed as INSIDE IR35

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


Linux Integration Engineer

  • Dorset
  • Contract
  • Up to £50.00 per hour

Opportunity for a Linux Integration Engineer to work for an engineering giant on the beautiful south coast.

Our client have continued to go from strength to strength, delivering a number of secure accredited gateway systems and services into the MOD that embrace new technology and innovation. Based in Christchurch, a position has become available within a skilled and experienced team for a strong Linux Integration Engineer.

Job Purpose

The Linux team develops and supports COTS-based Linux environments that form the basis for the secure gateway offerings. We are seeking an experienced Linux integration engineer to support ongoing efforts to automate the development and delivery of capability, in order to meet expected future demand.

The successful applicant will work within an existing development team, working on the production of Linux builds, integrated with open source applications and tools, within a secure/hardened and virtual environment.

Applicants need to understand the benefit of producing quality releases, within a challenging rhythm of release cycles, to meet customer commitments and milestones.

This position would suit an individual with a strong passion for Linux with a desire to continually improve and learn, embracing new technologies and open to new approaches and requirements.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Maintenance of existing RHEL-based server estate
  • Development of automated testing tools
  • Development of automated administration tools
  • Documentation of technical change

Competencies

  • Good communication skills
  • Practical and self-motivated with a desire to deliver
  • Ability to understand system design aspects

Skills and Qualifications

Essential:

  • RHEL 7 and 8 system administration and integration
  • Ansible
  • RHEL package management (yum)
  • Use of containerisation technologies (Docker, Podman)
  • Strong scripting (Bash, Python)
  • Familiarity with software configuration management tools

Desirable:

  • RHSA certification
  • Producing customised RHEL installations (kickstart)
  • Security hardening of Linux applications and operating system
  • Good TCP/IP knowledge

PLEASE NOTE: This position has been assesed as INSIDE IR35.

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


IM&T Analyst

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • Up to £33.00 per hour

We have an opportunity for an IM&T Analyst for be based in Portsmouth on a contract basis working for an engineering market leader.

Responsibilities

  • Conducts analysis on internal IT infrastructure and works with Enterprise Architecture function to make recommendations on required improvements
  • Develops and maintains infrastructure and application models to document current and target architecture states
  • Owns population of Enterprise Architecture repository for required artefacts impacted by the project
  • Conducts analysis of internal IT infrastructure against required contractual commitments
  • Develops a familiarisation of MoD security standards (DEFSTAN etc…) and uses knowledge to help identify areas of non-compliance
  • Works with Enterprise Architecture function to assure internal processes and governance against BAE IM&T Policy
  • Creates and matures current operational documentation and configuration control
  • Provides general delivery support to both Project Management and Architect functions in delivery of project.

The successfull person will be:

  • Is generally working to SFIA level 4.
  • Takes on a lead roll, provide consultancy advice and guidance and manage through to completion any functional projects and activities
  • Demonstrates advanced Problem Analysis/Problem Solving methodologies
  • Benchmarks and review improved ways of working – continually seeking opportunities for Projectivity improvement, quality improvement and cost reduction
  • Applies technical strategies, policies, standards and practices within own area of responsibility
  • Has a leading role; owns specific work areas and coaches and mentors others.
  • Has a detailed understanding of Incident & Problem management and will work on the most complex issues with no need for supervision or support
  • Will lead work groups to resolve issues over a more extended period (weeks/months) and will carry out resource and milestone planning
  • Is responsible for ensuring the Health & Safety of all your employees and that your area operates in accordance with Company Health and Safety Policies and Procedures
  • Budget Responsibilities
  • Has an intermediate level of commercial awareness and budget management capability. May have small budget responsibility as part of wider projects.

Skills / Experience

Knowledge:

  • Awareness of business unit policies and processes.
  • Experience of working in an IT Function.
Skills:

  • A foundation level of experience in delivering objectives in line with some if not all of the Solution Definition Design and Delivery IM&T skill sets.
  • Detailed information on skill set requirements in available on the Information Management and Technology Intranet site.
Qualifications:

  • Be trained at least to ITIL foundation and either appropriate ITIL Intermediate or other appropriate capability training
  • Knowledge of working within a SIAM operating model would be beneficial
  • Relevant vocational qualification or equivalent experience (e.g. HNC / Prince 2 Foundations / Computer Science Degree)
  • Experience of working in a similar role or environment for at least 3 years.

PLEASE NOTE: This role has been assessed as being INSIDE IR35

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


Data Network Engineer x 2

  • Cumbria
  • Contract
  • Up to £53.00 per hour

We are working with a market leader in the North West UK on multiple Network Engineer contract positions.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the design and delivery of data networks to submarine platforms.
  • Determining requirements and design standards.
  • Writing of technical reports and technical specifications.
  • Producing outline functional system diagrams.
  • Prepare design calculations to demonstrate designs meet performance requirement i.e. network loading
  • Undertake technical development studies to verify compliance with design requirements.
  • Undertake design reviews and presentations to customers.
  • Working across project groups to ensure designs meet the required operability, safety, security and supportability requirements.
  • Work with BAE supply chain and equipment suppliers.
  • Attendance at equipment Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs)
  • Support to dockside installation and commissioning teams when required.
  • Analysis of FAT and commissioning results when required.

Skills & Qualifications

  • BEng, BSc or equivalent.
  • Data networking qualification such as CCNA or equivalent.
  • CEng or CITP (or be able to work towards satisfying requirements for Chartership)
  • Experience in an enterprise, public sector, or defence IT environment
  • Technical report writing skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in defence standards whilst not essential would be an advantage.
  • In depth understanding of at least one of the following disciplines: Design and deployment of complex network solutions, Voice architectures, Wireless solutions and RF propagation within closed spaces, Fibre Optical cabling network design

PLEASE NOTE: This position has been assessed as being INSIDE IR35

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


Systems Analyst – Windows

  • Somerset
  • Contract
  • £50.00 - £53.00 per hour

Exciting opportunity for a Systems Analyst to work for a market leading engineering defence giant in Yeovil.

Would you like to work within our Information Management and Technology (IM&T) business working on application support and projects that come to us providing the IT infrastructure & Support for the Company?

As a Systems Analyst, you will be involved in the day to day management and monitoring of services and their supporting infrastructure components. The bespoke individual IT systems are managed using an ITIL Framework and you will be responsible for the maintenance, investigation of arising issues, resolved against the defined Service Level Agreements.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to use your varied technical skill set which will be used to support a large project base as well as the opportunity to develop within the wider BAE Systems Business.

Your main responsibilities as a Systems Analyst will involve:

  • Providing run and maintain activities on an Azure Platform
  • Providing Subject matter expertise for Azure related business needs
  • Providing run and maintain activities on Hyper Converge Infrastructure Platform
  • Providing Support with the IM&T Infrastructure – including Networks, Windows Systems & Applications
  • Developing and Maintaining systems configuration item (CI) baselines in alignment with the Service Management Configuration Management Plan.
  • Technical expertise on IM&T System Administration and supporting application layers
  • Assisting on work within the area of specialism, taking account of interfaces and approved data; Providing analysis and support of problems related to platform and support system issues and generate proposed solutions
  • Supporting the development of processes to ensure discipline technical quality is communicated across all discipline levels of IM&T engineers; ensuring these meet all governance and business requirements;
  • Researching problems and issues, gather information from a range of physical and informational sources, review defects on platform or assembly in order to gain a complete understanding of the problem and all relevant circumstances
  • Engaging with customer representatives and suppliers and with other internal functions as necessary to discuss technical issues and problems

Your main responsibilities as a Systems Analyst will involve:

  • Providing run and maintain activities on an Azure Platform
  • Providing Subject matter expertise for Azure related business needs
  • Providing run and maintain activities on Hyper Converge Infrastructure Platform
  • Providing Support with the IM&T Infrastructure – including Networks, Windows Systems & Applications
  • Developing and Maintaining systems configuration item (CI) baselines in alignment with the Service Management Configuration Management Plan.
  • Technical expertise on IM&T System Administration and supporting application layers
  • Assisting on work within the area of specialism, taking account of interfaces and approved data; Providing analysis and support of problems related to platform and support system issues and generate proposed solutions
  • Supporting the development of processes to ensure discipline technical quality is communicated across all discipline levels of IM&T engineers; ensuring these meet all governance and business requirements;
  • Researching problems and issues, gather information from a range of physical and informational sources, review defects on platform or assembly in order to gain a complete understanding of the problem and all relevant circumstances
  • Engaging with customer representatives and suppliers and with other internal functions as necessary to discuss technical issues and problems

Your skills and qualifications:

  • Experience and Understanding of ITIL framework
  • Excellent knowledge of the Microsoft Azure platform.
  • Knowledge of Hyper Converge Infrastructure maintenance.
  • Excellent knowledge of VMWare technologies.
  • Knowledge and understanding of supporting applications based on Windows infrastructure components, including VMWare
  • Knowledge of Installation and patching of core environments and software solutions
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to engage with Stakeholders at all levels

Desirable:

  • Any experience of the following would be useful; JIRA, Kubernetes, Nagios, Tomcat, Apache

PLEASE NOTE: This role has been confirmed as being INSIDE IR35

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


Data Migration Lead

  • Lancashire
  • Contract
  • Negotiable

A Data Migration Lead with SAP ECC6 to SAP S/4HANA experience is required to work on a 12 month+ contract for our major defence client based in the North West.

Role description

  • Project is the migration from SAP ECC6 to SAP S/4HANA
  • Data migration work-stream lead is required to lead on the migration of data from ECC6 to S/4HANA
  • An exercise is currently underway to select our main delivery SI. The data migration lead will work closely with the SI data lead.
  • Project is planned to run Jan 2021 to Jan 2022, with likely a 3 month post go-live support phase
  • Experience of migrating data from ECC6 to S/4HANA using the standard SAP migration tools is required
  • In addition to data migration, the lead role will also lead on the data archive work-stream. This will archive all non-migrated ECC6 data into a data archive which is planned to be BW/4HANA. Experience of data archiving is also required.
  • The data migration lead will also be required to manage, coordinate and lead the data cleanse activity that will need to happen in parallel. The data cleanse activities will be done by the respective business data owners, but this will need coordinating and managing

Person specification

To fulfil the role above, experience in SAP data migration from ECC6 to S/4HANA is essential. The role is a key lead role so the person will be required to lead and manage a range of groups and teams within the project, business and 3rd parties. The detailed data tasks in most cases will be performed by others, this is a team lead role. It is expected that the person will also be able to get involved in the data detail to help resolve issues and challenges so needs a thorough understanding of the migration methods, tools and approaches.

PLEASE NOTE – This role is inside of IR35

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