Our Client list is 50 strong and we deal with a selection of institutions within:
We offer our clients pre-screened candidates covering the following areas:
Scope AT have specialised in banking IT recruitment since our inception in 2000, and we have developed a deep understanding of the finer nuances of what our banking clients and candidates need. Each institution has it’s own unique requirements, and it has been important that we understand the cultural requirement, the skillset requirement and the remuneration parameters that we need to work within. It’s this understanding that enables us to consistently deliver for both clients and candidates. Our consultants have niche expertise within all of the different and diverse areas of a bank’s IT function. Whether it be a cross-function network engineer, or a desk-based RAD developer, we have the required expertise.
Scope AT have a strong commerce IT recruitment division, covering retail, travel, healthcare and consultancy. Our specialist recruitment consultants have a deep knowledge of these sectors, and understand the technical and cultural differences of each of the Sectors. Each sector and each company within the sector have a different requirement, and the fine detail of this needs to be understood. We specialise in entry-level up to senior members of staff, across a wide variety of technologies.
We cover a variety of roles from mid to senior level within the Risk Management space, across Risk Reporting, Analysis, Change, IT and others. Our roles encompass opportunities in Market Risk, Credit Risk and Counterparty Risk across different business areas and products. The majority of our clients in the Risk space sit within the Investment Banking sector, though we have recently begun to work across the Asset Management sector. Our consultants are trained in the concepts of Credit and Market Risk, and the Investment Banking products related to these areas. Due to the ever changing Regulatory landscape, and the constant alterations in requirements from the FCA and PRA, Recruitment Consultants need to quickly adapt and understand drivers for new projects and hires. Whether it’s Basel 2 and 3, BCBS, CCAR or changes needed for the Banking Reform Act, we make sure we stay up to date, and learn exactly what our clients are hiring for, and what they need to achieve. Programmes of work and experience cover: Client Onboarding, Product Taxonomy and Conduct Risk covering regulations such as FATCA, MiFID II and Dodd Frank.
Business analysis is a key requirement for the banks to ensure that their systems are developed to the highest of standards. We understand the importance of matching correct BA’s against our clients brief. Technical expertise and business knowledge are the key drivers when ascertaining suitability for a role.
We specialise in technical and non-technical BA’s across front, middle and back office, covering fixed income, equities, FX, money markets, real estate and commodities. We specialise in all levels from entry-level up to business analysis department heads, typically at director level.
Technical and Business specific BA’s working end to end within technology. Delivering business change, project definition and scoping, business requirements capture, technical business system analysis, data analysis, implementation planning and support.
Internal and external customer, client and stakeholder management.
Business knowledge within financial services: All areas of Investment and Retail Banking, Credit Card companies and Insurance.
Business knowledge across retail, ecommerce, digital,Travel, Health and Telecommunications Support
Application Architects (Microsoft and Java based technologies)
Infrastructure Architects (Network, Database, Platform)
Future change Architects (Big Data, Hadoop, Grid, Cloud).
Security Architects - Access Management and Shared Services (CyberArk Privileged Access Control, Tivoli IAM, Symantec DLP (Vontu), McAfee DLP, Lumension)
Business Architects Data Architects
Over 15 years, we have built a large database of banking architects. Our banking clients demand architects within all departments, whether it be within development, the business or cross-function infrastructure. The requirement can be within a diverse area, business-specific, system specific, across development or infrastructure. It may be architecting a new system, or re-architecting an old system. Our strong expertise within architecture is designed to seamlessly match candidate with client brief.
Our success is due to our niche expertise, alongside our time and energy within this marketplace.
It is a very competitive market for banking IT developers. The demand is high, so it requires us to network hard, and ensure we reach out to the far corners of the development talent pool.
We cover the main object-oriented languages such as Java, C#, C++, Python, Scala, amongst other more specialist languages.
We cover web-based and server-side developers, RAD developers, Quant developers at all levels from entry-level up to development managers and department heads, as well as business-specific developers, front to back office, across all the main asset-classes and business functions.
Java, C# (Microsoft stack), Web, C++ and Database and Data warehouse development.
MI/BI and Data warehouse developers. Qlikview, MS Dynamics CRM, SQL Server (SSIS, SSAS, SSRS)
Java + functional scripting skills (scala, python) in line with the Data focussed development in organisations within financial services (in demand 2015)
DevOps Specialists, Functional Programmers (python and scala) building lean, agile environments (in demand 2015)
UI Development - HTML/CSS/JS
UX (User Experience) Design skills for Digital (Wireframing) - CSS Adobe, HTML 5, IOS, Android, Angular JS.
IT Project Managers / IT Service Delivery Managers / Change, Release and Incident Managers / Programme Managers delivering complex business change across multiple locations.
Skills : Prince 2, ITIL, Lean, Agile, Scrum, PMP
Areas : E-commerce, M-commerce, Digital & Infrastructure Projects (including Operations and Data Migrations) and Regulatory and Compliance IT.
Financial Services focussed : Banking, (Investment, Retail, Wealth / Fund Management and Corporate), Insurance / Re-Insurance, Credit Card and Payment Systems.
We have placed Contract and Permanent Project Managers at all levels for over 15 years, throughout the Financial Services, retail, commerce, consultancy, travel and Telecommunications sector. We have a large Database of qualified Project Managers with a range of skills and qualifications such as APM, PMI Prince 2, CSM. Our niche PM consultants have strong relationships across their specialist sectors, and can provide niche expertise to our clients, by providing perfectly qualified candidates within aggressive timescales, as well as providing market information on availability of resource and remuneration details across the market. Our candidates benefit from our niche expertise by being offered perfectly matched roles in agreed timescales. The end product is a seamless matching of Client and Candidate within the required timescale and at the required remuneration level.
Our Infrastructure division has built an expert database over our 15 years, and our niche SME consultants expertise covers architecture and engineering, through to production support of all the key areas, mentioned above. Having strong knowledge of the candidates within this talent pool is of key importance.
We have a strong specialism from entry-level up to department heads.
(Architecture Engineering and Production Support)
DBA – SQL, Sybase, Oracle, Datapower
UNIX SA – Linux, Solaris, AIX, Suse
Storage SA – SAN NAS Netapp
Windows SA – Windows Server
Web Middleware SA – Java, Jboss, Oracle stack, Weblogic, Webshere,
EUC – Windows Desktop, Hardware, Software and external device
Functional, Performance and Automation.
Agile test analysts and test managers (mostly in demand in 2015).
Testing is becoming embedded in the development phase encouraging TDD and BDD development techniques.
Increase demand in DevOp specialists also reducing the impact of the test phase of the life cycle, allowing systems to be more flexible, lean and ‘agile’
Our specialist test consultants know the test market intimately and know what is needed from both our clients and candidates. It’s important to understand the requirement, which may be for technical/non-technical testing, business-facing testing, test, or test management. Within these areas, the requirement may be for performance, functional/non-functional, unit, system, regression or acceptance testing.
We specialise in all levels from entry-level to Test Managers up to Programme Test Managers and department heads.
The application support environment once again is fiercely competitive. It is a demanding business-facing role, and usually requires both, technical and business knowledge, as well as a strong aptitude towards the role.
Our application support recruitment specialists have an expert knowledge of the differences in all the banking environments, the different skill-sets required, and an intimate knowledge of the candidate pool, resulting in this area being a very strong area of expertise for us.
Spanning front middle and back office, smaller bespoke applications to enterprise level systems, vendor systems, in house built apps across finance, insurance, commerce, healthcare and travel.
Support Analysts supporting change, project, improvement and BAU
Infrastructure support and administration – Windows, Citrix, Unix, Databases (Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase, Mongo), 1st, 2nd and 3rd line Server support / SME’s.
Information Security Support SME’s
Desktop / Service desk – phone based and floor walking.
Application – front, middle and back office business specific application support specialists Development
We have seen a surge in demand for Cloud Computing resource within the last 12 months. Our clients are looking to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing, using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than local servers. Advantages are many including flexibility, lack of Capital expenditure, and improved security. Each company will have their own view on the advent of cloud technology, and how they plan to engage or not engage with it. We are the partner that is here for clients and Candidates to give them what they need. We have an expertise in supplying resource from entry-level to senior manager.
Scope HR is the HR Recruitment Division of the successful Scope AT brand, based in Richmond and we provide Permanent, Temporary and Interim Human Resource and Talent Acquisition Professionals throughout the UK. We offer generalist and niche HR & Change Management expertise, historically within Financial Services and in more recent years have used that experience to break into a wider range of Commerce & Industry (specifically Professional Services, Technology, Energy & Commodities and Pharmaceutical/FMCG sectors). With strong market knowledge and relationships already well-established within IT Divisions, Scope HR hopes to emulate this within Human Resources with all clients from Multi-national FTSE business’ to smaller boutiques throughout the UK.