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Appian Developer - Assistant Manager

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Appian Designer - Assistant Manager

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Dynamics 365 CE -Solution Architect

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Power Platform Solution Architect

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Lead QA Engineer

Location: London

Capability: Solutions & Digital

Service line: Solutions & Digital

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


At Solutions & Digital we help KPMG and hundreds of other organisations around the world to envision and build digital products that empower their employees and serve their customers — all with people, business and technology in mind.
We are human-centred technology advocates, analysts, designers and engineers. Whether we're creating new products or helping a business become more relevant to its customers, people in Solutions & Digital are creators at heart. We find gaps, develop hypotheses and build beautiful ecosystems, inspiring our clients to push the boundaries of what’s possible. From a junior researcher to the head of development we possess a clear vision of the future and have the courage to pursue forward-thinking solutions that solve today’s challenges for a better tomorrow.

About the Role
You will be embedded in the Product Engineering team and work in multidisciplinary product squads, to carry out comprehensive quality assurance testing for our products.
We are looking for an experienced, innovative and results-oriented Lead QA Engineer with a passion for quality assurance and who constantly strives to drive efficiency without compromising on quality.
You will be obsessed with taking an automation-first approach to the QA process and make use of the latest automation tools and frameworks to build pipelines which support continuous testing.

You are expected have experience and develop your technical skills within the following areas:
• Programming in languages such C# / JavaScript
• Test automation with tools such as Cypress, Selenium, Appium, Calabash, or Protractor
• Building test frameworks for functional UI and API testing
• Building test frameworks for carrying out performance testing
• Building test pipelines using continuous integration tools like Jenkins / TeamCity
• Test containerisation using technologies such as Docker
• Cross platform, cross browser testing using technologies such as BrowserStack
• Agile test management using tools such as Jira and Confluence

Expected role behaviours and team responsibilities:
• Be an advocate for agile practices and for operating mixed capability product squads, promoting a culture where the responsibility for product quality lies with the entire engineering team
• Provide input into shaping the wider Engineering team technology roadmap and ways of working, specifically around driving quality and an automation-first culture
• Effectively negotiate requirements and timescales
• Take technical responsibility for your solutions and manage technical/ delivery risk
• Identify and resolve conflicts between the team members
• Identify right people for tasks and provide learning opportunities
• Performance management and mentoring junior team members

Day to day tasks:
• Design and execute a wide range of functional testing techniques and raise defects
• Design, implement, maintain and enhance functional test automation frameworks for complex products
• Design, implement, maintain and enhance mobile test automation frameworks
• Design performance testing strategy and execute performance testing
• Design and implement accessibility test strategy
• Contribute to security test strategy and apply tooling to uncover defects
• Build a QA technology roadmap for a complex project or product
• Support bids and proposals with technical input and estimation

Role Location: London \\ Manchester \\ Leeds

Appian Developer - Assistant Manager

Location: London

Capability: Solutions & Digital

Service line: Solutions & Digital

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time



Job Role and Responsibilities:



As an Appian Designer/Developer, you will be responsible for developing custom solutions using the Appian BPM solution, including forms, scripting and workflow design. You'll work with the assigned project manager and Architect to assist customers in their efforts to improve business processes, by applying market leading automation to realise tangible benefits over legacy process methods. You will work in a rapidly developing workflow team, with ambitious growth intentions, to help establish a world leading delivery capability. You will be challenged to maintain your knowledge around the product, whilst developing technical breadth and depth of knowledge across numerous other interface layers.
Working in a scrum team, on sprint delivery of technical solutions.
Propose technical and creative business solutions.
Design and deliver high quality technical Proof of Concepts for prospective customers.
Have an up to date view of the Appian roadmap of features, and be able to articulate them.
Represent Appian’s product to customers, or at public events such as conferences, summits, seminars, etc.
Develop showcase materials and key IP for the Automation Workforce.

Skills, Experience and Qualification:




Interest in Engineering, Math, Business Management, Computer Science.
Experience in a delivery role, working to timeline and budget requirements.
Able to thrive in a unique culture where thinking outside of the box is required daily and creative input is necessary to solve business problems.
Technical depth to understand the landscape of the complete solution.
Proven success conveying customer requirements to Product Management teams.
Familiarity with Business Process Management Languages and Platforms/Frameworks: Appian, Pegasystems, IBM, Oracle, TIBCO, etc.
Experience with Container technology, such as Docker and Kubernetes.
Ability to identity the benefits between different hosting platforms, from on premise server installs through Azure Stack, to Cloud hosted agnostic.
Desired Skills:
Recent experience programming in one or more of the following: Java (J2EE, JNDI, JDBC, JMS, Web Services), HTML, XML, XSL, JavaScript, SQL.
Familiarity with BluePrism RPA, and a clear understanding of the use case against BPA.
Experience in production environments (application servers, web servers, databases).
Strong verbal and written communication skills, customer interaction, requirements analysis, presentations, and system design.
Strives for continuous process improvement.

Appian Designer - Assistant Manager

Location: London

Capability: Solutions & Digital

Service line: Solutions & Digital

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time



Job Role and Responsibilities:



As an Appian Designer/Developer, you will be responsible for developing custom solutions using the Appian BPM solution, including forms, scripting and workflow design. You'll work with the assigned project manager and Architect to assist customers in their efforts to improve business processes, by applying market leading automation to realise tangible benefits over legacy process methods. You will work in a rapidly developing workflow team, with ambitious growth intentions, to help establish a world leading delivery capability. You will be challenged to maintain your knowledge around the product, whilst developing technical breadth and depth of knowledge across numerous other interface layers.
Working in a scrum team, on sprint delivery of technical solutions.
Propose technical and creative business solutions.
Design and deliver high quality technical Proof of Concepts for prospective customers.
Have an up to date view of the Appian roadmap of features, and be able to articulate them.
Represent Appian’s product to customers, or at public events such as conferences, summits, seminars, etc.
Develop showcase materials and key IP for the Automation Workforce.

Skills, Experience and Qualification:




Interest in Engineering, Math, Business Management, Computer Science.
Experience in a delivery role, working to timeline and budget requirements.
Able to thrive in a unique culture where thinking outside of the box is required daily and creative input is necessary to solve business problems.
Technical depth to understand the landscape of the complete solution.
Proven success conveying customer requirements to Product Management teams.
Familiarity with Business Process Management Languages and Platforms/Frameworks: Appian, Pegasystems, IBM, Oracle, TIBCO, etc.
Experience with Container technology, such as Docker and Kubernetes.
Ability to identity the benefits between different hosting platforms, from on premise server installs through Azure Stack, to Cloud hosted agnostic.
Desired Skills:
Recent experience programming in one or more of the following: Java (J2EE, JNDI, JDBC, JMS, Web Services), HTML, XML, XSL, JavaScript, SQL.
Familiarity with BluePrism RPA, and a clear understanding of the use case against BPA.
Experience in production environments (application servers, web servers, databases).
Strong verbal and written communication skills, customer interaction, requirements analysis, presentations, and system design.
Strives for continuous process improvement.

Dynamics 365 CE -Solution Architect

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Exceptional Items

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Job Description




We are looking for an experienced Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement Solution Architect with experience in solution development and functional analysis into large-scale enterprise Dynamics 365 architecture with a hands-on approach in designing and leading the implementation of Dynamics 365 products, working with both onshore and offshore development teams. The focus of this role will be on all presales activities around the Dynamics 365 platform as well as methodology diagnostics and high-level solution architecting. You will also contribute to proposal development and provide input in business development while mentor junior andoffshore staff.



This role is therefore kingpin to KPMG Microsoft business solutions customer delivery of Microsoft Dynamics 365 solutions. It is a dynamic and exciting opportunity to join a rapidly developing business area within an established and market-leading global firm that is KPMG Microsoft Business Solutions.



Responsibilities





The Solution Architect will lead the delivery of our Microsoft Dynamics 365 solutions



Be a champion for both technical and functional solutions across the Microsoft platform, driving the adoption of new features and technology




Have an exceptional understanding of Dynamics 365 technical and functional capabilities





Lead the design and development of sector specific templates to enhance the out of the box Dynamics 365 functionality, giving KPMG a unique selling point and also a resalable asset






Be responsible for ensuring our pre-sales engagements are delivered with the same rigour and attention to detail as our client engagements







Define training needs within the team and coach other team members








Deliver all consultancy according to the KPMG Project Methodology, ensuring that all software applications are implemented successfully according to the project plan.









Meet and exceed customer expectations of business knowledge, skills and behaviour.










Identify business/project risk and mitigate or communicate as necessary.











Ensure progress updates are communicated to relevant parties both formally and informally.












Identify practice development activities and help in defining how these will be delivered













Carry out additional duties as may occur from time to time as instructed and agreed by Directors.














In all activities, ensure timely completion of internal processes and mandatory training.















Represent KPMG Crimsonwing in a professional and positive manner at all times.
















Qualifications and Skills







Deep and broad knowledge of technical capabilities of Dynamics 365, including appropriate certification. Must be able to show good knowledge of practices for Dynamics 365



Deep understanding of Azure and cloud technologies,.Net development and PowerBI.




Broad understanding of software development lifecycle,development management, release management, data migrations, cut-over planning and early live support.





Broad knowledge of functional capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement – including core solution of Accounts, Contact and Activity management and at least one of the following:





- Sales Management






- Marketing automation







- Project Services Automation








- Customer Service Management









- Field Services












Demonstrable knowledge of capabilities of the supporting software in the Microsoft stack (certification is a positive),
including:












- Azure SQL / SQL Server













- PowerApps, LogicApps, Flow and Common Data Service














- Visual Studio Team Service

















Knowledge of best practices for working with offshore teams


















Experience of Agile Methodology




















Certification in TOGAF or Zachman Framework would be beneficial





















Knowledge of other Marketing products are desirable





















– Click Dimension or Adobe Marketing Cloud






















Microsoft Dynamics CRM Certifications (CRM , 2013, 2015, 2016, 365) are desirable























Graduate from a top University

























A relevant degree within a computational or business discipline


























Minimum 4 years hands-on proven functional experience in CRM configuration, standard customisation, standard workflows, dashboards, forms, views and standard reports development is a must;


























Experience and Background






























Expertise in providing both out of the box and development solutions in a Microsoft Dynamics 365 environment; Extensive experience as CRM consultant



Ability to lead engagements and present to the C-Suite stakeholders.




Experience with Dynamics 365 in a Lead Design Consulting role





Experience of large scale CRM implementations







Adept at Business Requirement Analysis with a focus on reducing development effort and simplifying delivery








Pre-sales experience









Excellent presentation and demonstration skills










Business process mapping, modelling and documentation knowledge











Experience of mentoring junior and offshore staff














Power Platform Solution Architect

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Exceptional Items

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


KPMG Microsoft Business Solutions is looking for a Solution Architect who will be responsible for d
esigning, developing, implementing, supporting and maintaining systems architecture that will meet business needs. This is a dynamic and exciting opportunity to join a growing Consultancy Services area within a market leading firm.

Responsibilities



Owns the end-to-end solution:Ensures end-to-end solution cohesion and correctnessDesigns and takes responsibility of the governance for an integrated system that meets the customer’s vision.Assesses the systems architecture currently in place and works with technical staff to continually improve it.Provides leadership and guidance to the team throughout the implementation, deployment and support to ensure accurate delivery of project plans.Owns the specifications and requirements into the systems architecture. Provides oversight during the implementation to make sure all the parts come together in the end.Assists the functional resources with requirements gathering and provides design guidanceFacilitates discussions with business and technical stakeholders to translate the critical business requirements and present a technical vision and solutions in the form of software products, customizations, and integrations Provides regular updates on any developments in systems architecture projectsPossesses deep knowledge of all Power Platform products with the particular strength in identifying what can be delivered out of the box and when it is fitting to use custom development. Ability to solve complex business requirements using the product features minimising the use of extensions when possible.Ability to successfully communicate complex topics regarding solutions and related projects to audiences both with and without deep technical skillsMaintains knowledge of third party software vendors to leverage complementary offerings and effectively compare and contrast solutions. Provides current best practices and solution alternatives as part of functional or technical design documents.Communicates effectively with clients, leads meetings and workshops.Devises scope and owns estimates for sales proposals and statements of work.Researches continuously current and emerging technologies and proposes changes where needed.Capable of learning new technologies or features and share the knowledge with the broader team.Able to assess and compare the business impact of relevant technical implementation options.Strives to be seen as a trusted advisor to our clients and colleagues Requirements
Ideally a degree in Information Technology, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.Professional certifications in Power Platform and D365 business applications Extensive experience in delivering end to end solutions using Power Platform and D365 platform. With at least 2 programs in the solution architect role.Understanding of the different implementation methodologiesIn-depth experience with Azure Platform, Power Platform, D365, Integration Patterns, Object Oriented Design, Test Driven Development, DevOpsExperience in designing, developing & delivering solutions based on the Microsoft Azure platform Sound knowledge of Agile Methodology, DevOps, Configuration Management and Automation ToolsAbility to solve complex business requirements using the product features minimising the use of extensions when possible.Capable of learning new technologies or features and share the knowledge with the broader team.Excellent communication skills in English, both verbally and in writingStrong organisational and leadership skillsConfident in running workshops and translating business requirements to user storiesWilling to travel abroad when requiredAs part of the interview the candidate is required to demonstrate a Power Platform app

Cyber Security Architecture - Manager

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: RC Technology

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

KPMG has been acknowledged by Forrester as a leader in the provision of cyber security consultancy. We are investing to building out our financial services cyber consulting team to meet a growing demand and provide a comprehensive range of services to many of the largest financial services companies in the world.

We help out clients protect, detect and respond to high end cyber threats; helping them understand the cyber threat landscape, make sensible decisions on investment priorities, and build out the specialist capabilities they need to counter financial crime and other threats.

We believe that cyber security is about helping our clients to harness business opportunities safely and securely. For us, cyber security isn’t just a technical issue, it is one which engages the whole business and focusses on a holistic approach to understanding and mitigating the risk.

Our team works closely with KPMG’s broader advisory practice to link cyber security to financial crime/fraud and risk management, operational resilience and IT transformation.

The Role

You will be a Manager/Security Architect within the Financial Services Cyber team helping both grow our business and deliver high quality advice to clients.

You should expect to be involved in a wide range of challenging engagements helping our clients to understand how to harness digital opportunities in a safe and secure manner. As a Security Architect you will be advising clients on managing security risks in cloud environments; assessing and advising on security architectures; delivering automation of security controls and risk reporting; implementing and integrating security into digital customer journeys.

Our clients are under regulatory scrutiny, but are also continually battling to match a rapidly changing cyber threat landscape while harnessing the opportunities offered by digital services. As a Manager in our team, we expect you to understand the world of our clients, the complexities of modern technologies, and to be able to translate complex cyber security issues into straightforward, credible, jargon free advice to our clients; while making sure we can deliver the support they require.

If you are able to help our clients seize the opportunity offered by the digital world, and do so in a secure way, then you are the type of person we are looking for.

Responsibilities:

Management and delivery of client engagements to ensure delivery, quality and value to our clients by:
• Understanding their business challenges and the threats they face
• Helping them navigate the increasingly complex cyber security regulatory environment
• Advising on digital and technical aspects of cyber security governance, frameworks and operating models
• Helping them optimise their approach to digital and technical cyber security controls and risk management
• Using security architecture in defining security transformation
• Linking cyber security to other consultancy offerings on risk management, resilience and IT transformation to provide holistic support to our clients
• Managing and delivering small-/medium-sized engagements
• Being a trusted engagement manager and a role model for quality and risk management practices
• Developing an understanding of KPMG’s broader offerings to enable identification of business opportunities
• Assisting with sales and business development activities
• Developing constructive client relationships, both inside and outside of KPMG
• Coaching and developing team members through sharing of experience and knowledge, as well as managing the performance and development of other team members
• Building out and maintaining a professional network
• Upholding KPMG’s values by acting with integrity

The Person:

• Track record within either the financial services or the corporates community showing an understanding of the business, threat and regulatory issues faced by clients (essential)
• Proven experience of understanding and managing aspects of cyber risk, including the assessment, analysis and reporting of cyber risk in a business context (essential)
• Proven knowledge and experience of delivering one of more of the following areas: security architecture (enterprise architecture, infrastructure or application architecture), cloud security (assessments, privacy and regulatory risks, security frameworks and controls), DevSecOps (essential)
• Proven experience of delivering security in one or more of the following cloud service provider environments: Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform, Oracle Cloud (essential)
• Proven experience in defining and/or implementing security controls across multiple layers of the IT architecture stack (essential)
• Proven experience of successfully managing cyber security services in a commercial environment, ensuring the delivery of high quality work on time and to budget
• Proven ability to lead work at sustained levels of high intensity, and inspire drive and resilience in others
• Proven ability to analyse problems, identify core issues and recommend appropriate solutions
• Proven ability in taking appropriate action after monitoring/reviewing the progress and performance of others

Qualifications and Skills:
• Degree level qualified
• Recognised cyber security qualifications (e.g. CISSP, CISM, M. Inst IISP, etc.), or comparable experience
• Recognised architecture qualifications (e.g. SABSA, TOGAF, etc.) (preferable)
• Cloud certifications
• Excellent communication skills (both written and oral), negotiation and project management skills
• Strong networking skills and a broad professional network
• Ability to interact with organisations at a senior levels

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