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Systems Analyst - £585 pd - London

Systems Analyst, Solutions Architect , servers, operating servers, databases, application software, inventory, virtual servers, windows, WMWare, OVMware, Oracle DBMS, SQL Server DBMS, Windows, Linux.

My client, a leading bank is looking for a Infrastructure Systems Analyst/ Solutions Architect to analyse the current IT estate, particularly the systems based on virtual and physical servers in the current data centres, update the existing Inventory, help to create or update plans for the next cycle of upgrades and the data centre migrations, and then support the delivery of those programmes by the delivery teams, acting as a point of contact for Inventory related queries, updates, and information requests. This is an initial six months contract paying up to £585pd.

The successful candidate will carry :-

  • Analyse the bank's IT estate, by system, including Servers, Operating Systems, Databases, Application software, versions, interactions/links/dependencies with other systems.

  • Update and/or Create Inventory documentation with the results of the analysis, such as Excel spreadsheets, architectural diagrams, and high and low level designs, as appropriate.

  • Help to standardise formats/templates/locations of the inventory data. The bank uses several artefacts and formats to document technical designs/architectures/inventory data (e.g. Excel, Enterprise Architect, Visio, ServiceNow CMDB).

  • Cross reference and validate information gathered, by talking to the IT teams with information in other systems, e.g. the Configuration Management Database (CMDB) in ServiceNow and information gathered by automated 'discovery' tools and ensuring that they are updated where appropriate.

  • Help other people and project teams to understand the Inventory information, and use it to help drive the scope, approach and schedule for technical upgrades and data centre migrations.

  • Microsoft Excel knowledge and experience is a 'must have' skill because the Inventory information is currently stored in a large Excel spreadsheet that contains several tabs related to each other in various ways.

  • Ideally, the candidate will be able to use advanced Excel features such as Pivot Tables and Query/SQL to analyse, relate, extract and present complex information in a form that other people can easily understand and use.

  • The banks systems consist of physical and virtual servers, WMWare, OVMware, Oracle DBMS, SQL Server DBMS, Windows, Linux, applications developed in-house using Java and other development tools, bought in and customised applications such as SAP and Summit, and the candidate must understand what these elements are and how they relate to each other.

Please apply for immediate consideration.