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IT Consultant

  • Sector: ICT
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 24/01/2017
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (21/02/17)
This vacancy has now expired.

The Company:
Oil and Gas Operator

The Role:
* Lead a group of 20 offshore and onshore developers to deliver support functions for multiple trading, risk and credits systems. Able to work with outsourcing partners onshore and offshore team members, business contacts and other IT teams.
* Common tasks for this position are: architecture reviews, design reviews, code reviews, working with onshore/offshore coordinators to assign work to team members, assessing estimates, reviewing documentation, streamlining processes, setting standards, and contributing to ITSM processes by attending release planning meetings, CAB and Go/No Go meetings.
* Ensures architecture of application software, data, system software, hardware, and the physical network complies with company architecture standards.
* Plays a leadership role in giving work direction to onshore/offshore resources. Helps design, implement and monitor work processes. Interviews and evaluates candidates for run organization.
* Plays a leadership role in understanding, selecting, implementing, and supporting "DevOps" and Agile\Scrum processes and tools across the development lifecycle
* Able to work in a highly collaborative environment. Plays a role in establishing vision, strategies, business plan, system/application architecture, business processes, and standard/policies for all Trading applications. Contributes in shaping our Trading Systems and architecture decisions, design, priorities, and strategic decisions.
* Able to work with outsourcing partners onshore and offshore team members, business contacts, and other IT teams.
* This position will mainly oversee development done by onshore and offshore partners, but could require the individual to produce POCs.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Bachelor's Degree required in Management Information systems or Computer Science, or similar field or equivalent experience
* Candidate must have 10+ years developing applications using object oriented technologies such as .NET.
* Good knowledge of the trading business along with a solid understanding of the systems and processes necessary to support the business. Good overall knowledge of the trading lifecycle from trade inception to settlement.
* Knowledgeable about company's integration (BizTalk) and ETRM (RightAngle) solutions and how they fit within a trading organization's application architecture.
* Knowledge of Credit, Commodities Risk Management, and Risk Analytics applications would be helpful.
* Application Development Lifecycle Experience.
* Must have good understanding of database structures and stored procedures and able to write and understand complex database queries. Experience with SQL Server and/or Oracle, TFS, MS Video Studio, SOA and web services.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:
* Existing experience with a trading environment is highly desirable.
* Existing experience with Continuous Integration/Build, Automated Testing, Automated Deployment, and Configuration Management tools and processes is highly desirable.
* Existing experience with Agile\SCRUM methodologies and its application to a development team

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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