We are a fast-growing company with an entrepreneurial spirit, offering competitive compensation, great benefits and an environment of highly-engaging professional development.

Our strong track record of achievement comes from the dedication, skill and teamwork of our people. We are smart, results driven, and quality focused with a 'can do' attitude.

We believe in the importance of investing in people and take pride in providing challenging and rewarding career paths. Whether experienced or just starting out, we will give you the support, autonomy and resources you need to progress your career and make a difference.

If you share our values and believe you have the skills and attitude to be part of our winning team,  please contact  careers@concentra.co.uk.

BI Graduate Developer

(Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing)

We have opportunities to join our development teams at a graduate level, contributing to the continued success of our technical solutions and Business Intelligence team. There will be opportunities to work at all stages of the development cycle including design, implementation and testing as well as providing feedback to evolve our development processes.

Job posted: 01/08/2014   Application Closing Date: 20/11/2014

Concentra is an award winning, innovative and fast growing business consultancy who works for some of the best known brands in the UK. We pride ourselves in developing high quality products and solutions and deliver value for our clients by combining the latest technologies with the best ways of doing business. Our ability to bring together advanced analytics and software development enables us to design, build and deploy customised products that have a positive impact on our clients' bottom lines.

We have a track record of winning awards for our clients and are delighted that our solutions have been regularly singled out for cutting-edge design and innovative technical excellence.

We are team players with a can do culture, who are undergoing expansion and have grown our management team in order to achieve our growth plans.

We have been a Microsoft Gold Partner since 2005 and partner with leading technologies such as Tableau, QlikView and Alteryx, which help us achieve our clients' goals more effectively.

We have opportunities to join our development teams at a graduate level, contributing to the continued success of our technical solutions and Business Intelligence team. There will be opportunities to work at all stages of the development cycle including design, implementation and testing as well as providing feedback to evolve our development processes.

Concentra's number one requirement is for people with a passion and enthusiasm for technology as this is the foundation of our business. Strong communication skills are required to maintain professional relationships with our clients and also communicate technical and complex problems to other employees. You should be able to learn new skills and must be able to understand our client's business objectives. You'll also have the chance to work with cutting edge technologies including Microsoft Betas and will be given time to research and assess new technologies such as NoSQL technologies, PDW and the latest Data Visualisation tools.

Our primary technical skills include Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft PowerBI, Tableau, QlikView, Alteryx PostgreSQL and Pentaho.

All developers are encouraged to become certified in our core technologies and ample training opportunities will be provided.

Graduate developers are required to have achieved (or be expected to achieve) a strong degree (2:1 or above) from a leading university in computer science or related field and in addition, an 'A' grade at Maths or Computing Science is highly desirable. Some commercial experience is preferable but not necessary as is familiarity with Data Warehousing methodology. Concentra will provide you with the skills you require to progress in your career, whether that is the technical skills required to work in some of the most demanding environments, the personal skills needed to lead or extensive business knowledge.

What we offer

Working with us, you will have the chance to develop the skills and business expertise to progress in your career, whether the technical skills to work in demanding environments or the personal skills to be a good leader.

We place strong emphasis on learning and development and encourage all our employees to take advantage of internal learning opportunities and attend a range of external training courses.

In addition to our very competitive remuneration package we place strong emphasis on learning and development and all employees are encouraged to attend a range of internal/ external training courses and learning opportunities we provide, each aimed at maximising potential and developing careers. All developers are encouraged to become Microsoft certified and ample training will be provided.

We offer a competitive base salary starting from £26,000 per annum and a range of benefits, including flexi-hours, 25 days holiday, pension (5%), medical cover and life assurance

To apply, please email us with your CV and cover letter to careers@concentra.co.uk.

We regret that due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to respond to each individual applicant. You will be contacted only if you have been short-listed. Should you not hear from us within 10 working days from your date of application, please assume you have been unsuccessful.

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Consulting Analyst

Consulting Analysts play a key role in the delivery of Concentra’s consulting and analytical services across a number of industries – including consumer, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals. They work as part of a team headed by an experienced senior consultant. Their role will generally involve gathering and analysing data related to particular business problems or challenges, contributing to the development of client deliverables and helping to implement solutions.

Job posted: 07/10/2014   Application Closing Date: 15/01/2015

Overview of the role

Our work covers areas such as market access, organisation design, pricing, procurement, logistics, and supply chain management. Examples of recent work undertaken by Consulting Analysts include:

  • Forecasting and demand management. Supported the development of management dashboards for a global consumer goods company. The dashboards provided diagnostic and planning information to help drive supply chain improvements across a network of factories serving 200 markets. The solution enabled markets to improve service levels and identify significant reductions in working capital.
  • Stratification modelling. Supported the development of a London-wide patient risk management tool for the National Health Service. The tool has helped general practitioners and clinicians intervene and case manage 1000's of high risk patients with chronic illnesses by leveraging predictive models which help identify the patients with the highest risk of readmission and other high cost behaviours.
  • Supply chain impact modelling. Supported the development of an economic model to measure the financial and operational impacts of new product launches on the supply chain of a global medical device manufacturer. The analysis improved the client's understanding of complexity cost drivers across the entire supply chain and formed the basis for business case development to evaluate new products prior to launch.

What we are looking for

Regardless of the role within the business there are certain qualities we look for in the people at Concentra:

  • Entrepreneurialism - We encourage an entrepreneurial attitude at every level of our business.
  • Innovation - We apply innovative thinking to solving client problems and through development of our products and services.
  • Team play - The whole is greater than the sum. Concentra is committed to successful collaboration, both with the client and internally.
  • Excellence -The desire to excel in all its endeavours permeates the whole company.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities

Consulting Analysts may support project delivery in the following manner:

  1. Collect and document information about industries and clients
  2. Gather data from various sources and structure datasets for analyses
  3. Perform analyses to help generate insights
  4. Support team in developing options for appraisal
  5. Document project findings and make recommendations
  6. Support team with solution implementation

Characteristics and capabilities

Candidates are expected to demonstrate the following characteristics and capabilities:

Education and experience

  • Minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent in a quantitative discipline (e.g. Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, Management and Finance) from a top tier university; postgraduate qualifications are desirable but not essential
  • 1 - 3 years professional experience in consulting, analytical modelling, or project management within a commercial environment would also be desirable

Technical capabilities

  • Analytical capability and data literacy
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office applications and business intelligence tools in an analytical environment

Professional attributes

  • Structured approach to problem solving
  • Commercial acumen
  • Teamwork and engagement
  • Organisation and planning
  • Strong communication skills
  • Personal impact
  • Adaptability of skill-set

What we offer

Working with us, you will have the chance to develop the skills and business expertise to progress in your career, whether the technical skills to work in demanding environments or the personal skills to be a good leader.

We place strong emphasis on learning and development and encourage all our employees to take advantage of internal learning opportunities and attend a range of external training courses.

We offer a competitive base salary starting from £26,000 - £29,000 per annum and a range of benefits, including flexi-hours, 25 days holiday, pension (5%), medical cover and life assurance

How to apply

To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to careers@concentra.co.uk.

All candidates must be eligible to work in Britain and be fluent in written and spoken English, at a business level. Concentra is an Equal Opportunities employer.

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Senior JavaScript Developer

As Senior JavaScript developer, you will work at the heart of the OrgVue product team to grow the product capability and usability. You will drive the solutions to challenges of capturing data in user-friendly ways, and performing data transforms and analytics server-side. You will enhance the capability of the product by refining, distilling and capturing the best analytical solutions. This a key role within the team, with the opportunity of progression into Product Architect position.

Job posted: 01/08/2014   Application Closing Date: 15/01/2014

OrgVue

 OrgVue is a world-leading SaaS product for managing an organisation as a system. Product revenues have tripled in the last year as other consulting firms and end-clients have taken on the platform.

Our product team consists of a small group of highly motivated developers from a range of academic backgrounds who want to develop beautiful solutions in code. We reach for the best technology to solve a problem while keeping the proliferation of different languages and platforms in check. Our current technology stack includes ActionScript, HTML5, JavaScript, Scala, Python, PostgreSQL JSONB, Mercurial and GIT. Concepts we embrace are Event-Driven Design, FP, NoSQL and Graph DB, Vector graphics, DSLs, scalable API's and REST.

To see more about OrgVue:
www.orgvue.com

Your role

As Senior JavaScript developer, you will work at the heart of the OrgVue product team to grow the product capability and usability. You will drive the solutions to challenges of capturing data in user-friendly ways, and performing data transforms and analytics server-side. You will enhance the capability of the product by refining, distilling and capturing the best analytical solutions. This a key role within the team, with the opportunity of progression into Product Architect position.

We are looking for an extraordinary developer to join an exceptional team. We care about your inherent skills, experience, capability and motivation. You will have:

  • An innate desire to solve complex problems elegantly while being pragmatic about the reality of commercial software development
  • A passion and curiosity about new technologies and experience with a variety of programming languages and platforms
  • Ownership of your part of the product solution in a lightweight, highly fluent development process
  • Someone who is proud to share and explain their work, brings innovation to the table and is prepared to be wrong

Skills

  • At least 5 years' experience of JavaScript development on the server and client
  • Experience in functional programming
  • Strong skills in data analytics and visualisation
  • A proven self-starter
  • Work well in a small team
  • Innovative & creative in finding solutions
  • Able to pick up ideas quickly & with a desire to learn

What we are offering:

  • Be part of an amazing product team with plenty of successes and even more potential
  • An environment where you are challenged and praised for your successes, as well as have the freedom to experiment and make mistakes
  • A fun, informal work environment

 

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to: careers@concentra.co.uk

 

 

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Quality Engineer

To ensure that the products delivered to our clients are of the highest quality. Working with a project team, to design and implement the best test strategy.

Job posted: 01/08/2014   Application Closing Date: 07/10/2014

Key responsibilities and accountabilities

  1. Design and implement test strategies and test plans best suited to the product in accordance with the Concentra Test Policy.
  2. Hands on project test leadership and testing. Provide estimates and planning of all project testing tasks and activities
  3. Design and execution of manual test scripts and test cases
  4. Monitoring and reporting testing progress to project team and Head of Software Quality in project/team meetings or other methods of reporting as requested
  5. Detect, investigate and raise defects in TFS (Team Foundation Server). Defect tracking, monitoring and reporting.
  6. Escalation of risks and issues to project managers and the Head of Software Quality
  7. Release management
    • Working with the development team, to schedule releases from the development environment into the Quality environment.
    • Working with the project manager and client to schedule releases to UAT environments, ensuring that Acceptance Criteria has been met
    • Write a Release Note for the client on each release to UAT, Staging or Production environments
  8. Co-ordinate and support our clients during User Acceptance Testing (UAT).
  9. Work closely with the project team to continually improve upon quality and testing processes, by helping to identify improvements, propose and implement solutions
  10. Actively contribute to Quality Assurance Team meetings and company-wide quality initiatives

Desired Personal Characteristics

Technical Skills

  • ISEB qualified or a university-level degree (2:1 or above), preferably in a software related field
  • Excellent understanding of common technologies: internet, browsers, databases etc.
  • Able to understand new technologies quickly
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to write basic SQL queries in order to interrogate relational databases for the purpose of root cause analysis for defect resolution
  • Experience of using Team Foundation Server (TFS) for defect tracking or other defect tracking tool
  • Competent in the use of MS Office; especially MS Word and MS Excel

Personal Skills

  • A commitment to quality and a thorough approach to work.
  • Organised, proactive, analytical and with high attention to detail
  • Ability to build and develop credibility and strong working relationships
  • Self-starter with strong leadership skills
  • Ability to manage time and workload effectively and efficiently according the project commitments and delivery schedules
  • A confident, respectful and effective communicator who is able to represent  the Quality Team at internal meetings or represent Concentra at client meetings

Experience

  • Extensive software QA experience throughout the whole software lifecycle; test project leadership and manual testing preferably on agile projects
  • Extensive experience of manual testing within different types of testing: functional testing, browser compatibility testing, integration testing and regression testing in a test lead position
  • Extensive experience in web testing (preferably testing websites developed with MS technologies)
  • Must have written test strategies, test plans and other test documentation
  • Extensive experience in defect management, tracking and reporting
  • Client facing experience beneficial
  • Previous consultancy experience would be advantageous

Knowledge

  • Able to demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of Automation Testing, Load & Performance Testing, Penetration Testing and Web Accessibility Testing

External

  • Clients (on occasion)

Internal

  • Solution Design
  • Developers
  • Project Managers
  • Quality Manager

We offer a competitive base salary starting from £40K (depending on experience) and a range of benefits, including flexi-hours, 25 days holiday, pension (5%), medical cover and life assurance. We regret that due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to respond to each individual applicant. You will be contacted only if you have been short-listed. Should you not hear from us within 10 working days from your date of application, please assume you have been unsuccessful.

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SharePoint Practice Lead

We are seeking an individual with exceptional leadership skills and experience in delivering SharePoint solutions with a background in technical delivery and existing technical knowledge of the SharePoint platform. In addition the individual will have recent demonstrable experience in supporting the Sales and Business Development process.

Working as the SharePoint Practice Lead, you will take responsibility for the SharePoint practice and play a central role in the entire the project lifecycle to advise, guide and deliver high quality SharePoint solutions to our clients.

This is a senior position with responsibilities primarily covering team management, sales and business development, architecture, solution design and IP development.

You will be expected to provide consultancy to our sales team efforts in designing solutions, envisioning follow up work and responding to RFPs. You will work closely with our Business Analysis team in designing solutions which meet business and user needs across industries and functions. As part of this involvement you will contribute to estimation sessions, scoping and design.

You will contribute to our technical capability by driving standards and best practice in SharePoint development and implementation, and provide thought leadership for content and collaboration by championing SharePoint as a strategic solution, and vital component of Concentra's go-to-market proposition.

You will oversee the capture of intellectual capital (IC) related to our SharePoint practice - for example client case studies, thought pieces and blogs. You also be responsible for taking forward the propositions we have in SharePoint - in particular the development of SharePoint related intellectual Property (IP).

Reports To

Technical Director

Key Responsabilities and Accountabilities

1. Team Leadership
  • Develop go to market strategies for the SharePoint practice and communicate these effectively internally and produce material for external communication.
  • Drive the development of Intellectual Property within the SharePoint space.
  • Key contributions towards tender responses and sales proposals including leading on accounts and presenting to potential and existing customers.
  • Account management of key SharePoint related customer account.
  • Develop partnerships with technology vendors such as Nintex, Avepoint, Microsoft, etc.
3. Development and Support of Client solutions
  • Work with project managers to ensure work is correctly estimated, and that development tasks are managed effectively.
  • Work with Quality assurance to develop appropriate test strategies and plans.
  • Develop client solutions within agreed deadlines, raising awareness of and mitigating risks within projects with  effective communication so that client expectations may be managed.
4. Intellectual Capital (IC) and Intellectual Property (IP)development

Work with project and marketing teams to develop client case studies, thought pieces and blogs that promote the work and capabilities we have in SharePoint.

With guidance from the Technical Director, work with the development teams and sales and marketing to develop a set of SharePoint offerings (IP) that we can market and resell.

5. Other
  • Ensure timesheets are submitted accurately and promptly.
  • Ensure all Concentra policies and procedures are followed.
  • Ad hoc duties as reasonably expected by your manager. In addition to the above you will be involved with requirements discovery and analysis and user interface design.

Knowledge, Skills And Experience Required For This Role

Knowledge
  • Degree (2:1 or above) in Computer Science or related subject
  • Expert knowledge of the Microsoft SharePoint solution stack
  • Strong understanding Microsoft .Net
  • Good understanding of Agile development methodologies
Skills
  • Good knowledge of WSS, MOSS 2007, SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013.
  • Advanced level of knowledge in.NET Framework, particularly C#.NET, ASP.NET SQL Server and related technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Understanding of SharePoint infrastructure architecture including IIS, authentication, service applications and the ability to work with infrastructure teams to design a SharePoint installation.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills: both to technical and non-technical audience.
  • Strong analytical skills - algorithms and bug fixing.
  • Strong team leadership.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
Experience
  • Previous experience in developing applications built on the Microsoft .NET framework, and in particular SharePoint, in a commercial environment.
  • Experience of working within Agile software development methods (desirable).
  • Extensive experience in leading technical team and resourcing.
  • Extensive experience of involvement within sales and business development.

Other

  • Self-starter, able to prioritise tasks and manage own time effectively
  • Passionate about delivering quality software solution in a fast paced environment
  • Passion for innovative technology and continuous learning

All candidates must be eligible to work in Britain and be fluent in written and spoken English, at a business level. Concentra is an Equal Opportunities employer.

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