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Current vacancies:

Infrastructure Engineer (Azure) – 12 months’ contract

We are keen to recruit an Infrastructure Engineer to help us deliver our next generation of electronic marking Software.

As an Infrastructure Engineer you will be responsible for providing technical support for all infrastructure and middleware, on premise, traditional hosted and Azure IaaS/PaaS, Network and Security. You would be required to identify customer requirements for infrastructure architecture, produce proposals and solution options that are fit for purpose, whilst installing and configuring applications to meet defined and agreed customer requirements.

You would need to hold Microsoft qualifications in server and desktop technologies as well Azure Fundamentals and Infrastructure solutions. Extensive knowledge and experience in Active Directory and Cloud architecture is essential. You would be an excellent team player with great attention to detail and mentoring skills and willing to embrace on this fast pace and exciting project. 

Head of Operations

Due to an internal promotion, an opportunity exists for a new Head of Bureau Operations to join the team during this exciting change period including group integration and considerable growth.

The Role:
As Head of Bureau Operations, you will be responsible for the management and delivery of all bureau services in line with our Service Level Agreements and quality standards. You will lead the team through significant volume peaks, in particular, the Summer GCSE and A Level examination series which involves processing millions of examination scripts to the highest quality standard and within time critical deadlines.

The Person:
Educated to degree level (or equivalent) with further qualification/experience in PRINCE2® and Six Sigma green belt (or equivalent) you will have a comprehensive understanding of large scale, time critical, logistically challenging environments.

Your approach to work will be analytical but with a great deal of common sense.
You will be adaptable, tenacious and resilient with the confidence to make challenging and critical decisions.  You will have the ability to inspire and lead your teams to share your passion for delivering results that enable people to achieve their dreams.

In return, we offer:
A highly competitive salary with a car allowance and a range of benefits including, flex-time working, generous holiday allowance and Permanent Health Insurance to name but a few.

Closing date for applications is Friday 13th October 2017.

Software Developer - permanent

We are currently expanding our Software team and eager to recruit an experienced Developer.

As a Developer, you will be responsible for architecting, developing, building, and supporting reliable solutions that achieve DRS’ business objectives. You will be working within a team and engaging cooperatively with peers.

If you can demonstrate expert-level proficiency in Microsoft's .NET Framework, Visual Studio (C#) and SQL Server, with experience of unit testing with NUnit, we would like to hear from you. Knowledge of SSRS and WCF / WPF and experience of working in an Agile environment would also be desirable.

Business Analyst - 12 months contract 

Would you like to join our Software team as a Business Analyst working on an exciting new project?

You will need:

- Experience in working in software development (preferably working on development for a software product), working with Developers, Testers as well as Product Managers and other stakeholders.
- Strong detailed analysis skills and an ability to understand complex business processes and be able to translate this into software functionality which meets the business need.
- Ability to accurately document requirements and software functionality in a form that is suitable for the development team, product management, stakeholders (preferably in the form of user stories – although documenting functional specifications or use cases for a development team may also be suitable).
- Strong communication skills.  Ability to work with a development team to communicating and clarify functionality in a very detailed and clear way.

Experience of working in an Agile environment would be desirable.

In return, we will offer the successful candidates a competitive package including a number of great benefits in an organisation undergoing an exciting period of change.

To apply

To apply please click on the "how to apply" tab above.

Current staff benefits include:

- 24 days paid annual leave per year, excluding bank holidays, increasing up to a maximum of 27 days with service. You also have the option of additional Flex days off (built from your Flex balance) which increases with service to a maximum of 10 days per year
- A flex working system which allows a great work life balance
- 1 paid day per year for voluntary service - to allow employees to give something back to their local community
- A contributory pension scheme
- Free pension consultancy advice
- Free Group life assurance
- Salary exchange option for employee pension contributions
- Free permanent health insurance (upon application)
-Self funded private medical insurance (at group preferential rates)
- Sickness Benefits scheme
- Free Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) offering confidential counselling, family, legal and financial advice
- Subsidised canteen
- Unlimited free tea, coffee and cold drinks
- Free car parking at all sites
- Reimbursement of professional membership fees (if job essential)
- Childcare Vouchers
- Discounted Gym membership
- Regular social events
- Extra day off during the Christmas period
- Costco membership (at group preferential rates, renewed every January)
- Long service awards
- Chamber of Commerce discounts

DRS is an Investor in People and offers excellent training and development opportunities to all staff.

DRS is an equal opportunities employer and employs people based on their ability to carry out the tasks.

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