Technical Consultant

Technical Consultant

  • Posted by Camille Palandjian
  • On 27 June 2016

Working as part of a joint Activus/client team, this client facing role involves a mixture of working on client sites, working from home, and at our central Bristol office. The main responsibilities are:

  • Provide technical consultancy to clients and inside the organisation in the deployment and usage of our software
  • Provide technical expertise in pre-sales activities, for example producing high-level solution definitions
  • Participate in implementation projects, owning technical workstreams. Liaising with external clients and their developers and infrastructure staff
  • Define solution architecture for implementations including system designs, software selection, interface design and gap analysis. Liaise with Activus Development team.
  • Define infrastructure architecture for implementations including software, hardware and network requirements
  • Helping smooth release delivery and installations for clients
  • Preparing documentation and presenting solutions to clients
  • Gather and document requirements for system enhancements
  • Develop and maintain technical information
  • Travel to client sites, potentially overseas


  • The candidate will likely hold a relevant degree in either software/computer science or a numeric subject. Relevant industry qualifications, such as Microsoft Certified Professional and PRINCE 2, would be desirable.

Key Skills and Responsibilities:

  • Preferred candidates will have a software development or a deployment background principally in Microsoft technologies and be experienced in the full software development lifecycle. Ideally you will be able to demonstrate practical experience of a number of the following skills and tools, preferably in the financial services or insurance industry.


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience of requirements definition process including business analysis and documentation of requirements solution and infrastructure architecture design
  • Good problem solving skills including
  • Experience in performance troubleshooting (preferably in a complex SOA scenario)
  • Investigating and diagnosing deployment issues (preferably in Citrix or RDS)
  • Implementing web services to provide a service oriented architecture
  • Installing and configuring services and applications on Microsoft server/network/platforms
  • SQL Server including T-SQL or Oracle including PL-SQL

The successful candidate is also likely to possess experience in a number of the skills/tools below:

  • Microsoft Office including MS Project and MS Visio
  • Development experience in Microsoft or other technologies
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • C# or VB.NET
  • SQL Server Reporting Services
  • XML and XSD schema design
  • J2EE
  • NServiceBus
  • WCF
  • Ajax, Javascript, JQuery, CSS
  • Subversion
  • Virtualisation
  • Experience in producing Wire Frames for Portal development
  • Experience of running client workshops – presentation skills
  • Working with PowerShell


  • Business level proficiency of Mandarin/French or any other European language
If you think you have what it takes to join the Activus team Please submit your full CV along with current salary details and confirmation that you are eligible to live and work in the UK to