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Aaron Shakeshaft

Aaron Shakeshaft

Senior Consultant

shakey@orbisconsultants.com 0203 854 0025
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Originally from Bridgend in South Wales, I moved to London in June 2016 to begin my life in the big city.

My background is as a Primary School teacher, but soon after graduation I headed over to Byron Bay, Australia where I had a rugby contract. There, I had a job as a travel agent and loved the buzz of a sales related role, talking to interesting people and helping them with their plans.

This lead me into recruitment where there is a buzz is electric and I'm talking to people constantly. Here at Orbis I work on the Development Desk working with mainly back-end developers, DevOps, Big Data Developers, Machine Learning Engineers and Data Scientists.

Outside of work I am a keen rugby player, playing both 7's and 15's, along with hunting for the best burger in London!

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My experience of working with Aaron was exceptional. From initial contact to successfully placing me into my current BI Role, he supported me in getting the job according to my terms. He went above and beyond to ensure I was prepared for interviews and provided an approachable but professional service. Highly recommended and I am really impressed with his professionalism.
Thanks Aaron!

BI SQL/.Net Developer, London Metal Exchange


Posted 5 days ago

Big Data Developer - up to £100,000

London, England

£60000 - £100000 per annum

Big Data Developer - £60,000 - £100,000 As a Big Data Developer, you will work in a fast-paced environment and play a key role in the successful delivery of high-quality software solutions for our thriving commodities business within a global investment bank. You will work on a variety of projects across our trading and data analytics systems including architecture, design and development phases. You will be part of a global team that will collaborate on functional and technical requirements and will partner with local business teams on the testing and delivery cycles. Design and implement "Big Data" infrastructure for batch and real-time analytics. Ensure highly interactive response times. Avoid allowing performance bottlenecks to creep into the system. Interpret and analyse business use-cases and feature requests into technical designs and development tasks. Be an active player in system architecture and design discussions. Take ownership of development tasks, participate in regular design and code review meetings. Be proud of the high quality of your own work. Work with a number of teams (in multiple worldwide locations). Always follow quality standards (unit tests, integration tests and documented code). Be delivery focused, have a passion for technology and will enjoy offering new ideas and approaches. Skills needed: Proven expertise in Scala, Java and/or Python Experience of with at least one cloud service provider (AWS, AZURE, GCP) Involvement in building commercial data pipelines, Knowledge of big data technologies; Hadoop, HDFS, YARN, Spark, Hive, NoSQL databases, SOLR, Kafka, Druid If you have the desire to learn and adapt into the latest Big Data, and Cloud Computing Technologies with us, as we will be moving as a team to integrate these into the program, then this may the role for you. If you can code, love data and want to work on innovative projects, then apply now!!

Posted 5 days ago

Senior React Developer - React, D3

London, England

Up to £90000 per annum

Senior UI Developer - 3+ year of experience - up to £90,000 The role: My clients are looking for a Senior UI Engineer to make a big contribution as we embark on a Greenfield adoption towards a React based stack. They're doing this because their existing products have grown significantly, and we have huge ambition to innovate new ones. My client is a rapidly growing VC-backed company based in London, attracting talent from the best tech companies such including FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google), building software to enable the safe and ethical use of valuable data for analytics and machine learning. Working with large organisations worldwide in financial services, telecommunications, pharma and government, enabling them to get the most out of data without compromising on privacy and security. This technology enables organisations to safely analyse and mine sensitive datasets while protecting the individual's privacy. Currently looking for talented and passionate engineers who love to build great products and enjoy immersing themselves in hard data problems. You will be building innovative solutions using the latest technologies to solve one of the most important problems of the big data age. Responsibilities: Contribute to architectural decisions around the UI of our existing and upcoming products Define and implement a reusable design system and set of UI conventions across our products. Work with our product managers and engineering team to build and roll out reusable UI components that can meet our rapidly evolving product requirements. Implementing new product features in React and collaborating with other engineers in writing extensible, scalable and well-tested code. Migrating existing UIs to React to provide a consistent and standardised development experience. Requirements: At least 3 years commercial front-end development experience, of which React is a large component. Experience building complex, data-heavy applications Understanding of semantic and reusable HTML and CSS patterns (e.g. BEM) Previous experience working in a cross-functional, B2B product team Familiarity with testing libraries and approaches (especially Jest and Cypress) Experience supporting and mentoring other engineers Excellent communication skills Desirable: Experience designing application UIs with Sketch, Photoshop, etc Involvement in UX planning and user research Demonstrable understanding of UX and usability best practices Complex data visualisation with D3, Canvas, WebGL or similar Exposure to full-stack or backend development, especially Java