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Senior Sharepoint Developer/Engineer

Date: Feb 3, 2019

Location: Watford, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID134327BR
Job TitleSenior Sharepoint Developer/Engineer
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionKPMG Business Services
Service LineITS
Service Line InformationOver 1,000 people make up KPMG Business Services and they all play a key part in the firm's success. Whether they're in finance, procurement, HR, facilities, marketing or IT, they provide crucial support to the people who work in our UK offices. Flexibility and adaptability. These are just a couple of the things KPMG looks for in its IT Services team. We're a function of KPMG Europe LLP and, as such, we're a group that constantly needs to deliver a highly-flexible, customer-focused service in response to the changing needs of the business.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job Description
Job Title: Senior Sharepoint Developer/Engineer
Business Unit: IT Services
Grade: C
Reporting Manager: Programme & Project Delivery, Application Engineering Lead
Work Location: Watford
Travel Required: Yes

Role Synopsis:
The Senior Sharepoint Engineer will have responsibilities for developing solutions with the Sharepoint framework within IT Services.

Primary focus of the role:
To support the business requirements for the provision of IT Services application services.
To provide technical engineering services to the project portfolio.
To undertake the implementation of application developments, including defined projects where assigned.
To ensure the service being implemented through the team is in line with business expectations and delivers sustainable performance and availability when handed over to the Service Operations function for day to day support.

Skillset to include:
SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflow
Nintex Workflow and integration with Sharepoint
SharePoint REST services
SharePoint Administration and legacy Sharepoint 2007 knowledge

Desirable skills:
Visual Studio / VSCode / TFS
Some Server-Side development experience (C# / ASP.NET)
SharePoint App model
Office 365 / Sharepoint Online

The role reports to the Programme and Project Delivery, Applications Engineering Lead.

Key Accountabilities:
Specific responsibilities include:

- Day to day focus on the ongoing application related projects within the team.
- Working with different roles and disciplines, e.g. technical managers, leads, test manager, project managers and business analysts to achieve the desired outcome for the end customer.
- Accountability for aspects of operational acceptance criteria required for the successful delivery of new services and working with relevant teams to ensure they are transitioned appropriately;
- Occasionally assist the Service Operations teams with the investigation, escalation and resolution of Infrastructure technical issues that cannot be resolved by the BAU teams.
- Providing technical support on a range of IT Services projects
- Working with 3rd parties service providers to assist in their deployment of new services within KPMG.
- Working with 3rd party vendors where necessary.
- Being the key point of contact for specific applications within the Application Engineering team.
- Maintaining of associated operational documentation, including periodic assessments.
- Creation and ownership of new documentation.
- Using strong applications technical knowledge, to challenge and support technical decisions being made.
Previous Experience:

- Demonstrable similar experience in ideally within a Professional Services environment.
- Experience of service implementation with particular focus on development and implementation of ITIL and project lifecycle processes.
- Experience of working within a project deployment environment.
- Experienced in planning, facilitating, and managing change - strong facilitation skills are key for this role.
- Experienced in a wide base of technologies within the market.
- Experience of working on multiple projects at the same time.
- Experience of taking ownership of key issues and activities and managing the expectations of key stakeholders around timely delivery.
- Essential Criteria:
- Strong technical skills within the relevant Applications technical area (ie, SQL, Data Analytics, ERP Solutions, Sharepoint etc),
- Experience of working within a project deployment environment.
- Ability to quickly react to changes in project demand and change within individual projects.
- Ability to lead multiple projects at the same time.
- Ability to develop and explain complex operational information.
- Must take ownership of key issues and activities and manage the expectations of key stakeholders around timely delivery.
- The ability to communicate with all levels of staff, management and up to Partner level.
- Driven and passionate with good interpersonal skills.
- Must be a team player with strong problem solving and technical skills who enjoys helping people.
- Resilience, with high focus on ‘getting the job done’.
- High energy, flourishes in fast pace, dynamic environment.
- Ability to work under pressure dealing with a high volume of change.
- Ability to report at senior level across multiple processes, focusing on key data.
- Ability to develop and leverage strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
- Able to act on own initiative but also able ask for guidance when appropriate.
- Be a role model to other members of the team, by demonstrating professional attitude and behaviour at all times.
- Enthusiasm to learn new technologies and identify areas within ITS that these could be used.
- Qualifications:
- MS Accreditation if possible, but experience preferable.
- Relevant professional certifications within the specific technical specialist area.
- ITIL Foundation

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.

‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break

At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

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