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Employee Availability

Employee Availability - UK - Call 020 8731 4335 / email:

As an employee-based organisation the benefits of using OCS is that you have access to a highly skilled pool of consultants who can be provided for short durations such as a day, several days, or for a longer term commitment either full or part-time with continuity of service.  We listen to your requirements and provide our employees to match your technical and operational needs to support you in your business delivery.  Below is a brief overview of our current employee availability.

Senior Project/Programme Manager (MAPM) / PRINCE2 Practitioner
A creative problem solver with blend of Organisational, Management, Operational, IT and Financial skills that have provided for significant success in managing and implementing business change and process improvement.  The ability to combine a clear strategic view with a detailed understanding of the subject matter has underpinned strong and clear leadership skills.   A self-motivated and well organised person with a structured approach that is highly effective when employed in demanding, process-driven environments.

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Test Analyst - ISTQB Certified Professional
An experienced. committed and thorough Test Analyst with a detailed understanding of requirements and providing estimates to enable resource planning.  Key attributes include:

Progress/OpenEdge Application Support Analyst / Programmer
Having joined OCS over 5 years ago, our experienced consultant has undertaken a variety of Progress/OpenEdge application support and development projects.  Key skills and experience include; data analysis, design and development of new functionality to enable users greater control of logistics, planning and estimating, construction of bespoke Progress scripting to address incident data requirements, data extraction reports, creating test scripts and system testing, strong communication skills liaising with users and 3rd party suppliers, triage, prioritisation, resolution or reallocation of incidents.  This has given our consultant invaluable experience of designing, coding and testing within a more procedure led CHUI architecture.

.NET Developer / .NET Analyst Programmer (c#, SQL, Azure)
A very experienced Analyst Developer that has proved to be a very versatile and a quick agile learner. A proven deliverer of projects on different platforms. Recent projects include MVC development with .NET 4.5 and SharePoint. Also developed Android projects using Java in Eclipse, MVC Code first project with EF 6.1 and since joining OCS Consulting has been working with Microsoft Azure. Background:  having started on IBM midrange system using RPG and SQL and then onto MS SQL Server based system using Visual Basic and C#. Started doing web development on AS400’s then moved to .NET 2.0 on windows system then SharePoint and .NET 3.5. Has been a successful team leader, works well within teams and an excellent problem solver and designer of solutions across many platforms using many different and varied technologies. Able to successfully combine being involved with multiple projects and day to day support of applications.

PowerBuilder Developer / Analyst Programmer (PB 6.5 to 12.6, SQL Server, Oracle, .NET, JavaScript)
Having joined OCS Consulting in June 1998, providing application development and support capabilities, initially in a C/Unix environment, subsequently broadened his skills, including Client/Server development/support based on PowerBuilder application development language operating on Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle and DB2 relational databases. Additionally, has undertaken web based development using Microsoft technologies and specific testing assignments, manual as well as automated using the Mercury WinRunner toolset.Has a solid understanding of the full application lifecycle and may undertake non-technical lifecycle roles such as systems analysis and testing, having worked on approx 20 OCS Client projects. 

Application Support Analyst
5 years experience in a 1st/2nd line Application Support Analyst role and able to work effectively within a team environment.  Understands the Application Support process and an excellent communicator.   Able to take full ownership of issues and incidents through to resolution and able to liaise with developers, DBAs and stakeholders and adopting escalation process if necessary. Key technical skills include:  SQL Query, Java, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, VBA, VMWare and Oracle.

Team Lead / Computer Service Desk Manager (ITIL, MCTS, MCITP, Cisco)
Covering 1st – 3rd line support issues, an innovative, dynamic manager and successful leader of change. Reputation for turning objectives into reality with a resource-constrained environment. Successful in planning, implementing change, with particular strengths in strategy development, service redesign, operational management. Working to drive change across the IT department in line with business needs. Committed, integrity and vision for IT services, key driver for strong relationships formed with department heads and vendors. Passionate about consulting to build on these strong foundations developed throughout his career.   Management of the Service Delivery to a number of OCS clients providing first through to third line support working to SLA’s agreed. Creating internal KPI’s allowing the service to perform within the required SLA’s. Creation of the department objectives and vision aligned to the client’s requirement. Working in a project with an OCS client involved in a work package testing software development to the client’s standards including governance requirements coming in force for the client.

Java Developer/Consultant
A Java EE developer with over 7 years' experience in design, development, integration and maintenance of J2EE N-tier applications and services for leading companies in the Insurance, telecoms and banking markets.

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 For full profiles or to have a chat regarding employee availability please call 020 8731 4335 or email

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