Thursday, October 31, 2013

SendGrid - Systems Engineer

As a Systems Engineer working on SendGrid’s production applications and infrastructure, your mission will be to ensure SendGrid is always fast, available, scalable and engineered to withstand great demand. You will also be driving performance and reliability from software and infrastructure at enormous scale.

The most successful candidates for this role will have strong analytical and troubleshooting skills; familiarity with systems design; solid communication skills; and a desire to solve complex problems. Depth in UNIX/Linux internals is a strong plus. Ability and desire to work overnight shifts is critical.

What you’ll do

    Manage availability, latency, scalability and efficiency of SendGrid services by engineering reliability into software and systems.
    Respond to and resolve developing service problems; build tools and automation to prevent problem recurrence.
    Review and participate in new and evolving design, standards, and methods for operating services and systems.
    Contribute in software and system performance analysis and tuning, service capacity planning and demand forecasting.
    Ensure uptime and availability through 3rd shift (overnight)

About you

    BA/BS in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience.
    3 years relevant work experience, including Linux systems administration with scripting skills in Shell, PHP, Perl or Python.
    You have proven technical troubleshooting and performance tuning experience.
    You have experience working in a high-volume or critical production service environment.

NOAA - System Administrator

Resume builder: "support for the VAX/VMS"

Work at the foot of the beautiful Flatirons red rock formations! Walk to nearby creeks and hiking trails during breaks! Join one of the pre-eminent research laboratories in the world!

We are seeking a new team member for full time work in a Boulder-based weather and climate research laboratory. Excellent benefits and learning opportunities. Seeking creative problem-solver with outstanding customer-service skills and excellent communication.

Cherokee Nation Businesses is a wholly owned corporation of the Cherokee Nation and serves as the holding company for all of the Cherokee Nation's for-profit entities. CNB owns companies in aerospace and defense, information technology, security and safety, environmental, construction, health care services and other industries. We have an excellent benefits program for employees including health insurance, immediately vested 401K match, generous paid leave, 10 paid holidays and other benefits.


Assist with the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of PC's and associated peripherals for entire division. Assist with intranet/internet network communications and related security. Perform operations functions and support for the VAX/VMS system. Support desktops in Windows.


Servers: Install, configure and maintain Windows servers. Including but not limited to file and print servers, DNS servers, anti-virus and anti-spyware servers, email servers, backup servers and associated tape libraries.

Personal Computers/HUB: Assist with the installation and maintenance of all division hardware and software. Perform hardware and software troubleshooting and diagnostics, upgrades and configurations. Maintain PC security programs, scientific software packages, third party software, and Microsoft software including operating systems and MS Office products. Install and maintain division printers. Perform VAX/VMS system backups and restore as required. Provide focal point for future system upgrades and enhancements.

Network Support: Assist with the maintenance and support of internal and external network connections and related security.

Documentation/Reports: Write, maintain and update system procedures and diagrams for VAX/VMS system operations. Archive to permanent media, historical profiler and other data as necessary. Provide monthly input for SRG contract status reports.

Special Projects: Provide backup support for network related tasks. Research and recommend system/software upgrades and enhancements based on current industry standards and division/laboratory requirements.


• Associate's degree in related discipline at least three year's practical experience in a related area. Experience may be substituted for education.
• Ability to troubleshoot PC hardware/peripherals and perform necessary repair or replacement.
• Practical experience in network administration and system security desired.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Yieldex - Client Services Manager

Yieldex is a big data analytics firm that helps digital publishers increase revenue by better managing, forecasting and pricing their advertising inventory.

We have a blue chip client roster, with customers who are very enthusiastic about our product, including NYTimes, Dow Jones,, NBC, Turner Broadcasting, FoxNews, UK Telegraph, France Telecom, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, WebMD, Scripps,, Autotrader, Jumpstart, Kelly Blue Book, Pandora, Comcast, Healthline, Bloomberg,, Accuweather, Travelocity, Orbitz, AARP, TechTarget, AllRecipes, CondeNast,....

Visit for more information on this growing and dynamic company.

The Yieldex client services manager works with multiple Yieldex clients
as the technical account management resource. The ideal candidate will
be responsible for troubleshooting and coordinating the resolution of
all technical issues with clients and internal Yieldex teams.  Client
service managers are responsible for providing technical expertise on
and driving adoption of the Yieldex product suite, while being ad
serving industry expert resources for our clients. Candidates should
have deep interest/expertise in the online media ecosystem. Experience
working with ad servers, 3rd party data providers, online media order
management systems, and yield management tools will be beneficial.

This position requires strong business acumen and the ability to set and
exceed client expectations for success. The candidate will understand
the client success metrics and apply technical and product expertise to
ensure successful client adoption. Success will require strong
communication and coordination with the client and internal engineering
and product teams.

Competitive salary, benefits and options. Full time. Permanent.


    *  A passion for customer success and laser focus on providing customer value
    *  3+ years of technical experience in a professional services role at an online publishing or technology company
    * Demonstrated ability to manage projects involving multiple internal and external stakeholders
    *  Proven troubleshooting, problem-solving, and data analysis skills
    *  Demonstrated track record of exceeding established goals on a consistent basis
    *  Ability to quickly grasp and understand technical specifications, problems and concepts
    * Outstanding attention to detail combined with an ability to see the big picture
    *  Ability to work well independently
    *  Excellent written and oral communication
    *  Experience with advanced functions in Excel and working knowledge of relational databases and UNIX
    *  Ability to work on multiple high-priority tasks under tight deadlines
    *  Strong work ethic, team-oriented attitude, and high integrity
    *  Track record of building constructive working relationships throughout the
    *  Travel to client sites as needed, less than 5%

Additional Qualifications (desired but not required)

    *  Experience in the digital ad serving industry
    *  Experience with audience data and targeting
    *  Experience with order management systems for the ad serving industry

Please send relevant resumes to with the position name as subject.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

ATT - Senior Technical Architect

AT&T is looking for an Exadata/DBA Technical Lead to join our Hosting & Application Services Department!

Typical responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Advise and provide guidance on migrating existing Oracle databases into Exadata. Advise and provide guidance on Oracle RAC technology. Configure machines to meet internal security requirements. Experience in installing and configuring Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c. Provide advice and guidance on leveraging OEM12c as a solution for centralized and proactive maintenance. Software and firmware maintenance of Database Server Machines, including upgrades and patching. Software and firmware maintenance of Exadata Storage Cells, including upgrades and patching. Software and firmware maintenance of InfiBand switches, including upgrades and patching. Provide and implement performance and tuning recommendations of all components in the Database Machines.

The ideal Exadata/DBA Client Technical Lead should have strong Linux expertise as well as Volume manager, Oracle RAC, ASM and networking skills. The individual should have previous experience with all aspects of designing/implementing Exadata solutions. Candidate must be able to work independently and in a team environment. Provide support for the global Production and Non-Production Oracle Exadata environments, to include fault resolution and change implementation. Provide Oracle Exadata and RDBMS technical support, advice and guidance to customers. Make recommendations with regard to aspects of Oracle Exadata systems infrastructure (e.g. performance, security, networking, usability).

Subject Matter Expert (SME) within own discipline/specialty area; basic knowledge of other disciplines/specialty areas. Deep technical knowledge. Applies in depth knowledge of discipline/specialty area standards/processes. Integrates industry experience and deep professional/technical knowledge. Technical leader and recognized SME expert on select ATT technologies/systems/procedures.

Solves unique problems through evaluative judgment/precedent. Independently applies sophisticated analysis in evaluating issues. Develops new concepts/methods/techniques for cross functional initiatives. Recognizes/pursues alternative methods.

Guided by department goals/objectives. Exercises latitude in determining objectives/approaches to projects. Leads multiple small to medium sized projects and technical breadth.

Key contributor on complex projects/initiatives. Impacts current and future business opportunities through application of specialized technical/ industry knowledge. Develops methods/techniques based on strategic project objectives.

Mentors and provides technical guidance and explains advanced concepts to others in work area. May mentor others in department. Coordinates across multiple departments. Promotes active listening and open communication. Provides leadership/guidance to others.

The preferred locations are Denver, CO; Annapolis, MD and Atlanta, GA. May consider applicants who reside (and will remain) in locations other than those listed

Required Qualifications 5-8+ years related technical architect experience.
5-8+ years experience with Oracle implementation, installation and administration
1-2 years experience with Oracle Exadata X2-2, X3-2
Experience with Oracle 11g RAC database installation and administration
Experience with Linux OS
Experience with installing and configuring Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c (OEM12c)
Experience with ASM IORM
Proficient in Network Management, Tools and Protocols (Configuration, IP Network Address Management, Performance Management).
Knowledge of data center infrastructure (including blade center design, data warehouse design, Ebusiness/web hosting design, etc.)
Proficient in data communications protocols (TCP/IP, v4/v6, MPLS, BGP, OSPF, GMPLS, etc.)

Desired Qualifications - Experience with Golden Gate
Experience with Data guard
AS degree in Engineering, Information Systems or related technical field
Experience in building multiple versions of large customer facing systems addressing performance and scale.
Develops technical documentation on applications and systems
Ability to work with technical and business-oriented teams

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Zoll - Software Development Manager

The Software Development Manager is responsible for leading a team of senior .NET developers/QA in the design, development, and testing of our enterprise solutions for EMS and fire dispatch.


-Collaborate with team members on product architecture
-Establish and assign work assignments and deadlines
-Issue directives to QA personnel to ensure product quality
-Collaborate with other software development managers on overall R&D protocols
-Work closely with Product Managers / Owners to ensure that product fulfills its business use case
-Ultimate responsibility for on time, on budget delivery of finished releases
-Management of team members (hire/fire, reviews, development, etc)
-Continuous improvement of Scrum and Agile practices

Job Requirements:

-5+ years experience as a software engineer in a Microsoft .NET environment
-2+ years experience with Agile / Scrum development processes
-Experience developing mission critical applications under deadline
-Track record of delivering high quality products
-Experience working with SQL or Oracle back-ends
-3 - 5 years employee management experience
-Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
-Strong leadership skills
-Highly collaborative with technical and non-technical individuals
-Out of the box thinker
-Dedicated to the use of technology to solve business problem

If you are interested in this position, please apply online to:

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Jones - SQL Developer

Jones International University® is the pioneer in online learning. Our founder and chancellor Glenn R. Jones has devoted much of his life to his passionately held belief that education should be available to everyone, everywhere. A cable magnate, Jones in 1987 launched the cable television network Mind Extension University™ (ME/U™), which enabled 30,000 students to take courses from more than 30 colleges and universities via television. In the nascence of the Internet, Jones foresaw the potential and started JIU in 1993 - the first university anywhere to exist completely online. JIU is regionally accredited.

Job Description

This position is part of a team that provides solutions to business opportunities in the form of data integrations, custom database solutions and reporting. This is a fast paced environment and best suited for an individual with the ability to switch easily between different projects and flexibility to handle a rapidly changing environment.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a well-rounded SQL developer with 3 to 5 years of SQL development experience and 1 to 2 years assisting in the support of production SQL servers. The position will require the individual to spend approximately 50% of their time developing data integrations (SSIS), 35% developing reporting solutions (TSQL and SSRS) and 15% assisting in the support of production environments.

Duties and Responsibilities

·        Develop data integrations with SSIS including consuming and generating data files

·        Develop solutions to reporting and adhoc data requests

·        Develop SQL objects to meet business requirements

·        Assist in supporting production environments (maintenance plans, optimization, replication, etc)

Required Skills

·        3+ years experience with SQL 2005/2008R2/2012

·        Strong experience developing SQL objects including tables, views, indexes, stored procedures, functions and triggers

·        Strong experience with SSIS including consuming and generating data files and some experience loading data warehouses

·        Experience fulfilling data requests with SSRS and/or SQL objects

·        The ability to effectively communicate with both technical and non-technical staff

·        Strong analytical skills – expert skills in validating data results

·        Support project managers and business analysts in developing level of effort estimates and accurate timelines

Desired Skills

·        Experience with a student information system, preferably CampusVue

·        Experience working with the Microsoft BI stack including SSAS

·        Experience with additional Microsoft development languages such as C# or VB.Net

·        Some experience with Crystal reports

·        Experience supporting production MS SQL environments

·        Experience with Microsoft PowerPivot

·        Experience utilizing SharePoint as a reporting delivery medium

·        Experience with TFS

Monday, October 21, 2013

GHX - Software Engineer, Software Release Engineer

This position is a Software Engineer with a primary focus on enterprise data management application development in a service oriented environment.  The ideal candidate has experience designing and developing enterprise data management technologies and applications to utilize these services.

Collaboration with other Software Engineers, Architecture, Customer Support, Project Management Office and Quality Assurance will be required to architect, develop, and design applications.  The successful candidate will be able to propose, design, and communicate solutions to business problems requiring development across multiple applications.

Principal duties and responsibilities:
  • Designing and developing an enterprise data management platform that promotes reuse, performance and maintainability.
  • Creating and organizing data APIs and services for CRUD activities
  • Analyzing business requirements and working with teammates to formulate supporting design and design documentation.
  • Supporting and contributing to a Service Oriented Architecture framework.
  • Augmenting implementations with supporting unit and system tests. Providing assistance with automation of test cases as required.
  • Understanding the applications and data models developed by this team and other teams so that solutions are optimized for the larger environment rather than just one system.
  • Promoting collaboration through activities such as design sessions, design reviews, pair programming, etc.
  • Developing implementation and troubleshooting guides.
  • Ability to define and create data workflows.
  • Data cleansing and data migration experience.
  • Providing subject matter expertise as required.
Required Qualifications:
  • B.S. in Computer Science or related degree, or a combination of education and related experience.
  • 2 – 5 years of professional of development experience.
  • 2 – 5 years of experience in requirements analysis, design, coding and unit testing of scalable, distributed, fault-tolerant applications.
  • 2 – 5 years of experience required in object-oriented design methodology.
  • 2-5 years of experience with Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, etc)
  • Proven Java and/or .net experience.
  • Database application development, preferably in an Oracle or SQLServer environment.
additional knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Complex SQL query design and troubleshooting.
  • Multi-threaded, high transactional data volume, high availability system development and troubleshooting.
  • Understanding and support of a full product life-cycle.
  • Ability to diagnose performance problems in a complex systems environment.
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment, with a focus on collaboration.
  • Ability to be self-motivated and show initiative.
  • Ability to complete tasks and produce deliverables within tight time schedules.
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, performance-driven environment.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Track record of addressing technical debt issues.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • XML
  • Unix and Windows
Preferred qualifications:
  • Database table design, data object modeling and entity definition
  • SOA/REST principals
  • Test Automation tools including Selenium, Fitnesse, QTP/QC, Sikuli
GHX provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. GHX complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

GHX expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of GHX’s employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Software Release Engineer executes change on behalf of Change Control Management through the operation of software release. Daily tasks include use of Release Management tools, implementation and execution of deployment automation. Responsible for configuration management tasks, deployment preparation, administration of deployment asset repository, development of deployment automation, documentation and communication of change.

  • Responsible for administration of software packaging and deployment to production and non-production environments.
  • Conducts code releases to production and non-production environments as scheduled.
  • Responsible for asset repository management, repository system administration.
  • Responsible for script/software automation for configuration management tasks
  • Responsible for the resolution of configuration problems that may occur during the deployment of software releases.
  • Work with cross functional product delivery teams to clearly understand, communicate, and document changes in a given software release.
  • Participates in project planning of change management tasks, in alignment with existing overall software development lifecycle.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining Change Management process and Standards documentation.
  • 3+ years of Software Configuration Management experience surrounding release management
  • HS Diploma required, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Familiarity with “Maven” based Repository Management technology (Sonatype Nexus, Artifactory, Archiva, etc.)
  • Familiarity with the Agile development methodology
  • Proven experience working with continuous integration environment and tools (ex: Jenkins, Team City, Maven, GIT, Puppet…)
  • Proven ability to function within a fast-paced and high pressure environment.
  • Windows and Unix OS proficiency.
  • Ant, Perl, Unix and/or Windows scripting experience.
  • Experience with developing release automation solutions.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow established procedures.
    • Familiarity with ITIL or MOF Change Management concepts (desired)
    • Familiarity with Oracle/SQL Server and RDBMS concepts (desired)
    • Familiarity with ClearCase or other change management tools (desired)
  • Able to effectively influence and negotiate successful outcomes
GHX provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. GHX complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

GHX expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of GHX’s employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Zoll - Developer

What's the difference between this job and being a super hero? Both involve saving lives, but we actually pay you.

We are the leader for management and training of life saving devices such as defibrillators. We have the resources and stability of a large company, but the nimbleness, ambition, and determination of a startup, because we used to be one.

We have a small, highly motivated team and the most important thing is to be a demonstrated self-starter.

What we are looking for from you:
*    Super hero like ability to adapt to whatever is thrown at you
*    Ruby on Rails coding skills that would make DHH proud
*    Nearly insatiable appetite to solve difficult problems fast, which may mean the fewest CPU cycles or developer cycles
*    Ok, and maybe some technical prowess with Git/Github, TDD, Postgres, OSX, Linux
*    Web design/front-end skills are a big plus - particularly standards-based clean, maintainable markup
*    A sense of humor, because really, shouldn't this all be fun?

What we have to offer you:
*    Did I mention super hero? Our office is casual enough you could wear a super hero costume, although shorts and flip flops may be more appropriate.
*    Intellectually engaging discussions about software architecture among self-proclaimed experts.
*    Appreciation that the work you do makes us a better company (mostly in the form of a competitive salary  and benefits, but could also include cookies).
*    We mean what we say - We're on Forbes list of 100 Most Trustworthy Companies for three consecutive years.
*    Stability - We're on Fortune's list of 100 Fastest-Growing Companies.

We're going places, and we want you to come along.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

LogRhythm - Technical Support, Developer, Software Engineer

Overview: We are seeking a Tier II Technical Support Engineer to join our team at our corporate office in Boulder, Colorado. We support nearly 1000 global customers who are reliant on our software solution. This is an opportunity to enter into the exciting world of network security, audit, compliance, and technical operations. Those that excel in the Tier II Technical Support Engineer position may grow into other roles within LogRhythm including: Tier III Technical Support, Professional Services Consultant, Technical Trainer among other things. The primary function for this role is to provide technical support to LogRhythm customers. Secondarily this role will support and participate in internal engineering and fulfillment related activities.

 The Tier II Support Engineer will begin work by immersing themselves in the LogRhythm software, its functionality, operation, and underlying technology. Accordingly they will be required to be heavily technical in orientation, having to deal with SQL, Windows and a wide variety of networking and systems technologies. Quickly the Support Engineer will begin interacting with existing LogRhythm customers by running proactive maintenance and health check scripts. The output from these scripts will outline the status of the deployment. Trouble tickets will be opened to address any issues that are found during this process. A report will be compiled for every customer as a snapshot of the deployment. This report will be filed at LogRhythm for reference and additionally provided to the customer.

 Responsibilities: Works as single point of customer contact for technical and support issues, facilitating cross-functional solutions to issues Deliver post-sales support and solutions to the LogRhythm customer base while serving as an advocate for customer needs. Resolve post-sales technical customer inquiries via phone and electronic means, as well as non-technical questions regarding the use of and troubleshooting for our software Drives resolution of technical support issues, including personally handling and providing technical guidance to internal teams. Maintains comprehensive technical knowledge of all relevant product customizations in use at customer sites. Proactively monitors and updates customers regarding technical needs/issues/opportunities
 Qualifications: Required:
 1+ years technical support experience Windows SQL Server 2003/2008 installation, integration and configuration Experience with logging systems (i.e., Syslog, Windows Event Log) Understanding of installing and working with Windows Server operating system Able to interpret questions, identify problems, and propose solutions Ability to make oral and written reports and presentations in a concise and effective manner Working knowledge of Windows AD Domain security and audit policies Solid understanding of TCP/IP protocols and routing Networking experience in administration and/or configuring of routers, switches, firewall devices Degree in Computer Information Systems or Network Security Valued:
 Start-up experience Security Information/Event Management solution experience Relevant industry certifications: CISSP, CISA, MCP, GCIH, CEH Vulnerability assessment/penetration testing experience.

Overview: LogRhythm is looking to bring on a Web Developer, with a focus on the frontend in JavaScript (Node.js), that will be a core member of a team given the challenge of building a new web UI and middle tier services framework, which will be a critical component of our future product offering. While our product is already a recognized leader in network security, this role will be supporting what is currently a top initiative in further differentiating us from our competition.

 This development is utilizing the most advanced and current technologies on the market. We look for Developer’s interested in an environment that requires collaboration, respects knowledge, facilitates creativity, and produces a meaningful impact. It’s a unique opportunity to join a fast growing local headquartered software company that’s an innovative leader in the critical cyber defense domain.
 Responsibilities: Develop middle tier business logic in both C# and JavaScript (Node.js) Develop front end web in JavaScript and HTML5 Software development in a team-oriented, Agile environment Qualifications: Who You Are
 Broad and Flexible: You are experienced in developing web, web services and business logic in C# or JavaScript (Node.JS). You are also interested in sometimes visualizing that data in a web browser, to prove the solution works end-to-end. JavaScript: You have exposure to JavaScript and have interest in exploring the rapidly evolving world of (front end) frameworks and libraries, specifically: Angular.js, d3.js, CoffeeScript, Greensock. Mid to Front-End Oriented: Your experience is focused in building next-generation web applications. Test Driven: You are experienced writing unit tests. Pioneer: You are interested in exploring the latest in front end technologies because that’s exactly what we’re doing here. Technical Geek: You aspire to display your technical prowess in the form of creative, pragmatic solutions and learning as many applications, methodologies, and languages as possible. Agile: You are familiar with and enjoy Agile/Scrum development processes. Startup: While we have grown beyond startup to a recognized leader in network security, things still move fast here. Really fast. You enjoy that type of environment and thrive on the pace. Collaborative: You enjoy working in the ultimate cross functional environment, learning from others and collectively sharing accomplishments with others. In fact, you wouldn’t accept a position that offered anything less. Ambitious: You are excited about joining and growing within an awesome company where you are making a real difference to customers and their business. Efficient: You ensure projects are completed on-time, to-budget with the highest technical expertise and professionalism, while maximizing customer satisfaction.

Overview: LogRhythm is seeking an exceptional Senior Software Engineer to join our team at our corporate office in Boulder, Colorado. This individual will be a core member of a highly focused and highly competent product development team working on an advanced event analysis and correlation engine. Qualified candidates will have extensive experience delivering high quality application developed in either C++, C# or Java as well has outstanding analytical and software algorithmic skills. If you consider yourself a software superstar and are interesting in contributing to an award winning enterprise software solution, we encourage you to apply.
 Responsibilities: Design and implementation of custom analytical and behavioral algorithms Work with a team to develop innovative capabilities to our analytics systems and other components in our application suite Qualifications: Required Skills
 7+ years’ experience in software development 3+ years’ experience with C++ , C# or Java Exceptional knowledge of object oriented design and design patterns Experience building highly scalable, memory intensive applications A team player, who is excited by and motivated by hard technical challenges Outstanding attention to detail and software quality BS degree in computer science or equivalent
 Valued Skills
 Experience in the architecture and design of analytical applications Knowledge of statistics and basic data analysis (regression, variance, ANOVA, etc) Familiarity with techniques of machine learning or computational intelligence (decision trees, support vector machine, clustering, artificial neural networks, etc.) Experience with Test Driven Development Experienced with development on multiple operating systems including MS Windows & Linux Experience with iterative development methodologies (i.e., Agile) Knowledge of the security domain.

ZOLL - Software Development Manager

The Software Development Manager is responsible for leading a team of senior .NET developers/QA in the design, development, and testing of our enterprise solutions for EMS and fire dispatch.


-Collaborate with team members on product architecture
-Establish and assign work assignments and deadlines
-Issue directives to QA personnel to ensure product quality
-Collaborate with other software development managers on overall R&D protocols
-Work closely with Product Managers / Owners to ensure that product fulfills its business use case
-Ultimate responsibility for on time, on budget delivery of finished releases
-Management of team members (hire/fire, reviews, development, etc)
-Continuous improvement of Scrum and Agile practices

Job Requirements:

-5+ years experience as a software engineer in a Microsoft .NET environment
-2+ years experience with Agile / Scrum development processes
-Experience developing mission critical applications under deadline
-Track record of delivering high quality products
-Experience working with SQL or Oracle back-ends
-3 - 5 years employee management experience
-Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
-Strong leadership skills
-Highly collaborative with technical and non-technical individuals
-Out of the box thinker
-Dedicated to the use of technology to solve business problem

Top 10 Reasons to Work for ZOLL
Meaningful Work - we develop software solutions that help save lives!
Opportunity for professional growth and advancement
Fun, friendly, professional team environment
Financially stable, growing company
Lots of company activities and events
Great benefits
Casual, flexible work environment
Responsible, stable, and personable management team
You're not just a # - ZOLL values employees and their opinions
The best of both worlds - a small company culture with big company backing

Kula Causes - Product Owner

Kula Causes located in beautiful Boulder, Colorado is the world's first global currency for giving. We enable businesses to create meaningful brand loyalty by monetizing and tracking the value of their social responsibility. Our core technology is a robust and flexible Cause-Related Loyalty Marketing platform built to enable shoppers to support their favorite causes simply by making their everyday purchases. We're getting ready for prime time and we need your help. If you have been dreaming of building elegant, useful software WHILE making a difference then we'd like to hear from you!

As the key member of our product team you will drive the product roadmap development and execution plan in preparation for enormous growth in the coming year. Your mission is to make sure that we have a product priorities, project and feature requirements that will stand the high volume transactions needed to support our fortune 500 client programs. You have access to both sides of your brain - you can visualize at a strategic level and execute at a tactical level. You have demonstrated your skill in new product development, market strategy and product visioning - and you have the battle scars to prove it. You embrace the Agile approach and can work side by side with your development partners to far exceed the client's expectations.

What you'll be doing:
- Working closely with our Executive Team to determine product/project priorities - and, as SCRUMaster, manage their implementation as the hub between internal and external stakeholders
- Skillfully authoring user stories by eliciting requirements from clients, business and technology partners
- Applying best practices to help us build software better, faster and more efficiently than ever before
- Coaching and mentoring the team in process and methodologies.
- Keeping your eye on the competitive landscape, emerging market trends and futuristic concepts so that we maintain our leading edge - you are watching the road ahead, and you have an eye on the rear-view mirror.

What you'll bring to the table:
- A Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering or a related discipline
- At least 5 years of experience in a product development role with commercial grade software, digital media, SaaS or retail e-commerce
- Direct experience and skills in brand marketing; understanding of digital marketing, loyalty programs, relationship marketing, CRM and affiliate sales models would be an asset
- Certification as a SCRUMaster or Product Owner highly regarded
- Demonstrated success in managing projects from cradle to grave - this includes applying best practice methods to budget management, risk assessment, scope/change requests, project charter and retrospective.
- An analytical mind - you are wired to seek the truth - and the truth is in the data.
- You are an articulate communicator - you seek to understand the business implications of the work you do and strive to deliver value. You are comfortable presenting your case to the executive team and to our clients with character and integrity.
- Client Management experience - you thrive in an environment where you get to work directly with clients and help them achieve their goals
- A problem solver - the harder the task - the more fun it is to overcome!
- Personally driven to achieve your deadlines and keep your commitments
- A good sense of humor and a passion for making a positive impact in the world
- Understanding that sometimes the best ideas come at the end of a hard day - and over a beer
- Availability for travel within and outside the US as required (but not excessively)

- Compensation commensurate with Experience
- A full suite of benefits
- More passion inside our doors than you'll find anywhere else
- The opportunity to put your name on something truly revolutionary - and feel good about it!

Goldstone Partners is helping this emerging and disruptive startup find a find a high energy, wicked-smart software athlete who wants to be part of something big! Please send your resume to me personally at Principals only please. Unfortunately we are unable to support relocation or sponsorships at this time.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Verizon - Systems Engineer


The CFO-IT organization is driving business change through ERP convergence, a process whereby VZ-Wireline will be transformed into a SAP-centric IT model. To enable these sweeping changes new SAP tools will be deployed to manage the immense volumes of data and users within the newly created system and to more efficiently maintain the legacy systems.

In the security area, the SAP landscape will grow in breadth as well as depth. Currently, two SAP environments are being maintained but this will grow to three (vSAP – made up of six systems) as will the complexity of the environments: Identity Management (new SAP system), Governance, Risk and Compliance (new SAP System), HANA (new SAP system), SAP Landscape Transformation Server (new SAP system) will be added as new systems to be maintained. These not only are for use by the new wireline SAP system (vSAP) but will be integrated into the existing SAP landscapes. Additionally, SAP Portal (redesigned / enhanced functionality), SAP Business Intelligence (redesigned, enhanced, new platform), SAP Business Objects (expanded scope, enhanced) and SAP Solution Manager (enhanced, upgraded, expanded functionality) will all be significantly changed and play much more critical roles in the Wireline Organization (comprising more than 50% of Verizon’s assets). To support an additional 10 new systems and the four strategically enhanced systems, additional senior-level security resources will be required, both for deployment and on-going support. The Wireline ERP Convergence program continues into 2016 and support for other programs (CPM, Alternate Financing, etc.) will be ongoing.

The volume of users in these systems will also increase significantly to include ALL Verizon employees due to workflow approvals, organizational reporting, etc., in a more blended Verizon. Total users of these SAP systems will be more than 230,000 employees, contractors and business partners.

In order to efficiently manage this explosive growth in the SAP security area additional resources will be required. These resources will need to have a broad background in SAP security to be able to handle the varied systems and models employed by SAP to provide top-tier security to these systems. These systems contain financial data, customer data, employee data and vendor data, both domestically and internationally. Seasoned resources with broad and extensive SAP backgrounds are required to design, implement and maintain the security processes and methods to be compliant with VZ data security policies. Fiscally, it is more responsible to add these resources as employees.


% of Time Spent

Project leadership – provide strong leadership and direction to our IT resources and our business partners in designing security solutions. This position would guide less senior security resources and contractors as well.


Cross-functional Solution Design – working across SAP modules (AM, PS, SD, MM, CO, PA, SD, etc.) and business constituencies, design efficient security solutions which meet or exceed business requirements within the constraints of SAP best technical practices. Design may include the application of SAP business configuration or SAP workbench objects (ABAP programs, tables, BAPI / BADI, LSMW, etc.) or a combination multiple SAP tools.


TTTSA – Develop testing scenarios for new development and production fixes; perform training for end users on the business functions and for team members to grow them and the team’s capabilities; troubleshoot issues in the development systems (transports, cross-functional items, system errors, etc.) and also in production as required by the critical business processes ongoing in SAP; Support business constituents and other IT departments in break-fix situations and in designing efficient, powerful solutions to business problems; Analyze existing business and technical processes to constantly improve efficiency and drive shareholder value.


Critical Administrative – monitors security systems to maximize operational efficiency; coordinates and supports compliance with internal and external audit (Sarbanes-Oxley, Segregation of Duties, GARM, GSAM); upgrade / patch analysis to keep systems operating at peak efficiency.


Review Security Requirements for VZ specific security rules (GARM, GSAM); Design security model for use in BOBJ that incorporates both nSAP business processes and vSAP business processes which rely on different user ID criteria for the same user; Build security roles for all six systems in all three SAP landscapes (nSAP, SCM, vSAP); Incorporate systems shared by multiple landscapes into a common security model (portal, IDM, GRC, HANA, BOBJ)

Provides resolutions to a diverse range of complex problems. Analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods & techniques for obtaining solutions.

Project Leadership:
Well-versed in the core SAP modules in order to be able to lead others
Good communication skills, team-building, problem solving and delegation skills
Strong project planning and metrics gathering

Cross-Functional Solution Design:
Requirements gathering from business users, IT professionals, etc.
Synthesizing business requirements across functional departments – this may range from construction projects to spend control, from supply chain purchasing to retirement of fixed assets
Research potential solutions within existing SAP environments and in external information sources (SAP Developer Network, American SAP User Group, personal contacts, etc.)
Propose and implement creative solutions based upon results of analysis and research
Document designs
Work interactively across SAP teams to develop and install business solutions
Manage projects and while both performing and directing the security configuration functions

Business Configuration:
Create working prototypes within SAP to address specific business process needs. For example,
 Determine an approach for facilitating the intercompany material movements through a procurement company to defer tax payments, allowing for proper security in both companies
 Customer Premise Equipment process from provisioning to monthly billing for the product with proper segregation of duties applied to the process.
Configuring entire security processes in SAP. For example,
 Project Systems – capital / expense project profiles, Settlement, Revenue Projects
 Sales and Distribution – sales orders, stock transport orders, material billing, Resource-related billing
 Materials Management – material movements, automatic account determination
Transport of configuration settings between Dev / QA / Production systems

Develop and execute testing scenarios (positive/negative) within and across business process areas
Develop and deliver formal and informal training to users (business) and coworkers (technical)
Troubleshoot issues in all environments, managing the solution for the business users
Support business and IT in what-if analysis, problem resolution and process improvements
Analyze business process performance regularly to continually improve and eliminate opportunities for Failure. This could be program performance, error handling, user experience, etc.



Deployment of BOBJ initially to nSAP, subsequently to HANA and then to vSAP. All systems utilitze different user master keys (VZ ID vs. E-ID) and each has different security roles in the back end (core) SAP systems. Develop single method to accommodate all models concurrently with a migration plan to remove legacy systems as they are shut down without an impact to the on-going operation. Design test plan, execute plan, educate users.


Develop security model for each business area to encompass all SAP landscapes. For example, develop roles for Supply Chain Management that address domestic telco needs, international VES needs and Corporate needs concurrently. Work across business groups to ensure adequate access is provided while maintaining appropriate security. Test, Troubleshoot, Train with users for successful implementation.


Develop single HANA security model to address access for nSAP, vSAP and CPM (oracle application). Involved in great detail as each HANA release (currently on REV 62) impacts both HANA and SAP processes, including security. Analyze objects for security gaps / weaknesses. Mitigate gaps / weaknesses. Plan for release of each REV to maximize reporting benefit while minimizing impact to non-HAHA systems.

Candidate will need to be a demonstrated ‘self-starter’, capable of leading and acting independently with clients and other IT organizations. This role demands a person who can confidently work with remote groups, either on new functionality of a production issue and make determinations as to potential impact with minimal supervision.

Receives general guidance for the accomplishment of short to medium term goals and operating objectives. Plans and executes own work. Guides the plans and decision making of and contractors. Leads a project team.

Uses professional concepts and company policies & procedures to solve a wide range of complex problems in creative and practical ways; makes recommendations that aid in the successful completion of initiatives within a functional area. Typically involved in multiple large projects at any point in time.



Review of changes introduced by SAP indicates a need for changes in the systems configuration, java or portal routines. The employee identifies the issue, determines the recommendation, and takes corrective action. When necessary, reviews that recommendation with their manager, and upon approval, implements and tests/monitors the change (system-wide outages, changes in standards, etc.)


The employee makes decisions on business process designs which directly impact VZ revenue producing projects and/or back office processes. Good designs result in effective processes which enable VZ to grow revenue, control spend, eliminate costs. Decisions made impact VZ bottom line. These decisions are made routinely by the incumbent.


Skills and knowledge required to perform the job are as follows: Experience in design and configuration of SAP security roles
Experience in business configuration within SAP in multiple Finance and Logistics related modules is required (each SAP module is equivalent to a legacy system). For example, AM, PS, PP, PM, MM, IM, WM, SD, CATS, PPM, etc.
Information Technology experience regarding best practices for development, testing, controls, etc.
Knowledge of specific business areas – Accounting, Asset Management, Engineering, Construction, Sales, etc.
Experience in designing user-level security roles
Experience in report design using BOBJ, Report Writer, Report Painter, Business Warehouse, Crystal
Ability to resolve GUI issues
Ability to integrate cross-module functions using BAPI, BADI, function modules, user exits, customer includes
Ability to coordinate work efforts of resources with diverse backgrounds to achieve outstanding results for business customer
Ability to grasp business concepts quickly and apply knowledge of SAP processes to address security requirements
Knowledge of SAP Solution Manager and it’s capabilities
Familiar with Identity Management implications to solution design
Understanding of SAP landscape design and its implications
Knowledge of Business Objects and its multiple means of providing security / authorization

Incumbent will interact with business users (including presentations) and all levels within the IT community. Security Role Owners – to coach / advise on potential segregation of duty issues
IT Management – to report on GARM, GSAM, SOD, SOX, Audit standards (CPI-810, etc.)
Business Users – to advise on proper role selection
IT Developers – to design / assist in creation of authorization groups and their proper applications

Education and Experience:

Degree: Bachelors

Certifications SAP

Years of Related Experience 10+

SAP Full-lifecycle implementation

(prefer 2 or more)

Direct configuration of SAP modules (AM, PS, IM) for 5+ years

Excellent trouble analysis and resolution skills

Ability to provide On-Call Support - 24x7x365

Able to work independently with little direction

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer m/f/d/v.

We are an equal opportunity employer m/f/d/v.

Denver Water - Database Administrator

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"leadership abilities with strong interpersonal skills to include the ability to be solutions oriented and to drive continual process improvement.​"

Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to 1.​3 million people in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs.​ Denver Water aspires to be the best water utility in the nation.​  The organization is a responsible steward of the resources, assets and natural environment entrusted to us in order to provide a high-quality water supply, a resilient and reliable system, and excellent customer service.​

Denver Water’s Information Technology Division is currently seeking a qualified candidate to assist us as a I.​T.​ Database Administrator III working under direction, responsible for data management, data integrity, data security, data recoveryand data access performance for database system applications across the enterprise and assistsproduction support and application development teams as needed.​May exercise supervision over personnel assigned while performing comparable duties.​ The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, have a strong desire and a passion to assist Denver Water to become the “best water utility in the nation”.​

The successful candidate will be able to perform the following duties:

·         Design, create and manage, tuning, troubleshooting and monitoring on all Denver Water databases, on all platforms (MS-SQL 2008, MS-SQL 2012 and Oracle 11g & 12c).​

·         Create technical scripts and tools for the enhancement of performance, security, reliability and ease of use.​

·         Responsible for the security of the databases and access to the data.​

·         Store, manage and extract large amounts data effectively in varying database architectures.​

·         Implement tools to assist in performing the functions of a DBA and their responsibilities.​

·         Assist in the planning and implementation of backup and for the recovery strategies for all databases and associated applications.​

·         Create and maintain database standards and procedures.​

·         Experience with Microsoft Operating Systems 2008 and 2012.​

·         Experience with HPUX 11.​23 and 11.​31 Operating Systems or other UNIX based systems.​

·         Ability to take leadership positions on a project level.​

·         Performs related duties as assigned.​

Qualifications for appointment:

Thorough knowledge of database architecture, administration, and support, thorough knowledge of relational database modeling and relational database techniques.​

Hands on expertise with contemporary RDBMS products and tools, considerable knowledge of operating systems and their procedures.​

Demonstrated leadership abilities with strong interpersonal skills to include the ability to be solutions oriented and to drive continual process improvement.​

Thorough business applications development knowledge or experience.​

Thorough analytical, problem-solving and conceptual skills.​

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and the ability to maintain effective working relationships with others.​

Education Requirements:

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in computer science or related

field, or equivalent education, as determined by the requirements for specialized knowledge.​

Experience Requirements:

Five years’ experience in designing, modeling, developing, and supporting large application databases, minimum of four years as a DBA.​

License, Certificate or Credential:

DBA certification from contemporary RDBMS vendors

Other Requirements:

Requires on-call support nights and weekends.​ Position may require HIPAA training.​

Denver Water offers excellent benefits that include apension plan, a 401K Plan with 3%​ match, a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, Health and Dental coverage, Life Insurance, and vacation/​holiday/​sick leave.​  A background check will be conducted to verify information submitted on application.​  All employment offers are contingent on the successful completion of a post-offer physical, which includes drug and alcohol testing.​  Worker’s Compensation Background check.​

Kaiser Permanente - Senior Database Administrator

We're looking for big ideas - ideas that can embrace multiple petabytes of vital information. That's how much data we manage and store at Kaiser Permanente. We're home to some other big ideas, like creating KP HealthConnect, the nation's largest electronic medical record system, using social media and text messaging to help members engage in their own care, and developing predictive modeling tools that anticipate health issues before they're an issue.

Basic Qualifications:

•Bachelor's degree in a related field and/or a minimum of4 years of equivalent work experience.

•A minimum of 5 years of Database Administration (DBA) experience.

•A minimum of 10 years of job related experience in Information Technology or equivalency.

•Thorough knowledge of business functions / business related policies.

•Complete understanding and application of business related principles, concepts, practices, and standards. Full knowledge of industry practices.

•Broad application of business function / business related principles, theories, and concepts in applicable discipline, plus working knowledge of other related fields.

•Experience with Oracle 11g, 10g.

•Experience with UNIX - AIX, Solaris, Linux

•Experience using Grid Control monitoring tools.

•Experience with SAN storage systems

•Experience with RMAN backups, UNIX shells - Korn shell, bash, perl.

•Experience with Oracle RAC, ASM, Oracle Clusterware

•Strong SQL skills. Ability to code packages and procedures.

•Clear understanding of RDBMS fundamentals.

•Expertise in backup and recovery and fail-over methods and best practices.

•Ability to write clear documentation of operating procedures, and ability to write specifications for applications to be developed in relation to security components. Exceptional communication, problem solving, performance tuning, and teamwork skills.

•Extremely detail-oriented and able to follow clear methodologies for troubleshooting and development.

•Ability to support and work within standard software development life cycle practices.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Experience with UNIX - AIX, Solaris, Linux, Windows
  • Experience with WINDOWS command scripts
  • Experience with Oracle Data Guard, Golden Gate
  • Experience using Oracle Exadata, Database Vault, Audit Vault and ASO.
  • Experience with SQL Server security framework and Active Directory
  • Experience with SQL SERVER is a plus

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. We are proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Colorado Springs Utilities - Infrastructure Lead

Information Technology Infrastructure Lead
Colorado Springs Utilities is seeking an experienced technical professional to lead our Unix/Intel Server Administration and Database Management team. In this position, you will provide technical leadership, oversight and direction for infrastructure teams across multiple server operating systems (UNIX and Windows) and database management systems (Oracle and SQL Server), monitoring and alerting solutions, backup management, SSL certificate management, and storage networks. This includes leading technical planning and implementation of strategic initiatives such as server and storage capacity and availability, enterprise systems performance management, and infrastructure as a service/cloud services.

Duties and responsibilities include:
* Implementation, availability, continuity, and maintenance of server class and enterprise database systems and associated infrastructure
* Identify, implement, and document monitoring and alerting standards, procedures, and policies
* Design and implement high-availability/fault tolerant infrastructure architecture
* Work closely with all stakeholders to identify technology solutions within the organization’s standards and constraints to support and improve performance, availability, security, and continuity of systems
* Plan future growth of the enterprise server and database infrastructure through monitoring and managing current capacity, analyzing demand, projecting and forecasting capacity growth requirements, and identifying and implementing the appropriate on-premise and/or external infrastructure solutions.
* Optimize infrastructure design and usage for best return on investment
* Establish, monitor, and measure team-based goals and objectives for key improvement initiatives
* Design and develop automated solutions for management of server and storage environments
* Extend and integrate monitoring and alerting solutions
* Lead cross-functional technical teams through problem root cause analysis and remediation
* Establish business recovery standard practices for regular recovery exercises, leading application and infrastructure teams through the process
* Develop and lead virtualization strategies
* Implement and monitor an SSL certification management process
* Participate in and coordinate the 24x7 Standby rotation
Why should you apply?As a motivated, self-starter you will have the opportunity to be directly involved with designing, implementing, and supporting system architecture for Colorado Springs Utilities. You will also lead a team of very knowledgeable and skilled technology professionals and collaborate with all other core technical areas as we continue to evolve our technical infrastructure to meet today's business needs.
What will it take to be successful in this position?Most people will offer a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related technology degree and demonstrate technical expertise in server/network administration, virtualization, storage network management, and/or systems monitoring. Due to the nature of the work, experience with architecture design across multiple OS platforms, including UNIX, Linux, and Windows and multiple database management systems, including SQL Server and Oracle will be needed. Professional certification in at least one of the following: Microsoft Server/System Center, Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), VMWare, or other relevant tracts is expected. Master's degree in a relevant technical computer or management program is highly desired.

When applying, please include specific experience in the following areas as this will help us better assess your fit for this position:
* Server and storage capacity management
* UNIX and Windows server administration including server builds, patch management, establishing baselines, building and managing virtual servers (Solaris containers, VMWare), configuring and managing storage networks, performing disaster recovery exercises, performance tuning, and backup policies.
* Monitoring and alerting tools
* o Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), with management pack development
* o Oracle Ops Center
* o Oracle Enterprise Manager,
* o HP Insight Manager
* o Solarwinds
* Scripting (PowerShell, VBScript, .NET, ksh, bash, PERL, Python)
* Designing, developing, and supporting monitoring solutions for SharePoint, SQL Server, Biztalk, IIS, and .NET applications, preferably using SCOM.
* Agile and traditional waterfall project management methodologies
* Leading teams and coaching/mentoring individuals

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you…
* Colorado Springs Utilities offers employees challenging work, development opportunities, and career growth
* We value continuous improvement by offering tuition assistance, training and development for our employees
* Colorado Springs Utilities offers an engaging, dynamic team environment. We’re looking forward to adding you as our newest member
Join a diverse team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community and tap into the power of your potential!
Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer

Monday, October 14, 2013

Level 3 - Project Manager


Responsible for planning, developing, executing and managing all aspects of various projects or project tasks to address problems of a complex nature. Provides leadership and direction on all assigned projects or project tasks; ensures follow through from beginning to end; ensures overall progress of assigned project from inception to implementation; reviews with, and provides consultative advice to management on all project aspects to secure buy-in; monitor daily tasks and project assignments in progress, ensures project schedule is being met; provides management with status reports detailing status and timelines throughout assigned project; ensures project is ready for implementation and conducts a post-project review to make sure everything is running as expected; identifies project risks and develops contingency plans for these risks; creates and maintains project files that are well documented and efficiently organized.

Essential Duties

* Responsible for managing and documenting complex projects. Responsible for planning and managing resources to execute projects or project components from inception to implementation. Establishes the appropriate project/team structure, reporting, metrics to measure performance against plan.

* Manages schedules, prioritizes projects, and ensures adequate resources are available, leads meetings, provides project status reporting to management, assists with testing scenarios and validates results on projects and initiatives.

* Develops, interprets and implements financial business concepts for business planning and control. Drives development of projects that support product or operational processes. Interprets requirements, identifies and communicates project scope and ensures program milestones are met.

* Performs technical analysis to determine present and future business performance. Drives metrics to all layers of the organization (end-to-end and sub-pieces, organization and by individual).

* Responsible for reporting regular status updates to senior executives and key project stakeholders.

* Leads project meetings involving customers, partners and cross-functional teams. Occasionally leads direct or indirect employees for a specific project or objective.

* May provide functional advise or training to less-experienced project manager positions. Supports training, communications and change management within the organization. Identifies areas of process and system improvement driven by data and reporting.

Education and Experience

* Experience: 7 yrs

* Education Level: Bachelor's Degree

* Field Of Study: Project Management, Business, Finance, or related

* A combination of education and experience is acceptable: Yes

* Attention to detail with good organizational capabilities.

* Ability to prioritize with good time management skills.

Knowledge, Skills or Abilities

- Minimum of six years increasingly responsible project management experience required with an emphasis on technical capabilities preferred.

- Expert knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required, advanced knowledge of MS Project and SharePoint, Rally

- Experience in Agile and Waterfall methodologies.

- Experience leading multiple strategic, complex projects with successful results (scope, schedule, and budget) simultaneously

- Highly professional and self-motivated with the ability to work well with others.

- Good troubleshooting skills and methodologies.

- Experienced in analyzing complex issues, distilling and communicating their relevant aspects.

- Ability to work multiple efforts and projects in parallel.

- Strong leadership and mentoring skills.

- Ability to proactively identify risks/issues, and drives action to mitigate/resolve them.

- Strong general business acumen

- Experience leading cross-functional teams

- Highly professional and self-motivated; ability to work productively and effectively with little guidance

- Effective team leader and consensus builder

- Proven creative problem solver

- Proven results in building strong peer-level and cross-functional relationships

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills

- Experience defining and documenting processes, and driving continuous improvement to processes via process measurement/metrics

- Understanding of basic telecommunications networking components (ADMs, DWDMs, DACS, routers, switches, terminal servers, etc), Long Haul and Metro networks, and ordering/provisioning/inventory processes

- Strong understanding of network security methodologies

- Experience with customer communication, customer project management

- Experience in Oracle or comparable financial system

- Ability to travel occasionally.

- Experience in Billing and Taxation System a plus

Work Environment

* Government Security Required: No

Sits five to seven hours per day. Stands and or walks one to three hours per day. May bend, reach, stoop and crouch throughout the day. Should have the ability to hear, speak and see effectively to perform the necessary tasks of this position. Manual dexterity is occasionally required. The position may require frequent movement and activity relating to using keyboards, viewing data on computer displays, and communicating verbally and in writing to the needs of others. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Working Conditions: Work is performed in an office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Lighting and temperature are adequate and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees with this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions. Level 3 Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer and unless it is an undue hardship, will make necessary reasonable accommodations upon notice that an employee or applicant requires an accommodation for a disability in order to perform the essential functions of the job.

Friday, October 11, 2013

CoBank - Software Engineer

At CoBank, our Software Engineer will analyze, design, develop, configure, test and debug enhancements and new implementations of custom and third party applications at CoBank.  This role with be responsible for providing technical leadership for development projects, adhering to CoBank development methodology and producing appropriate supporting documentation. This individual will also provide business hours and after hours support for applications already in production.

Other duties and Responsibilities include:

·  Provides workday and after-hours production support, including troubleshooting, problem correction, testing, and promotion to the production environment. Analysis of  root cause of application issues and facilitates resolution by coordinating with the vendor, internal IT and users as appropriate

·  Provides QA expertise in reviewing technical project deliverables for other technical staff

Why this job: CoBank ACB, which is headquartered here in Denver, is a strong financial institution with an impressive historical performance. Our Software Engineers support a broad range of applications, and will work with many departments throughout the bank, gaining exposure to all areas.

Required Qualifications

·  Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, engineering or relevant discipline

·  4+ years MS development technologies including: C#/VB.NET, SQL Server and ASP.NET

·  Additional related skill sets include CSS, HTML, IIS configuration and XML

·  4+ years MS SQL Server tools and database design concepts including SQL, Stored Procedures, SSIS and SSRS

·  Familiarity with Source Code Control tools such as TFS or Visual Source Safe

·  Experience with at least one system design/development methodology (RUP, TDD, BIM) 

Preferred Qualifications

·  Experience with Secure application Development (OWASP top 10, Threat Modeling etc.)

·  Familiarity with ASP. NET MVC

·  Familiarity with reporting and automated job scheduling tools

·  2+ years direct experience with Java Script including AJAX, JQuery, and JSON

·  Exposure to SharePoint, HTML5, Oracle, Unix or PeopleSoft (SQR & PeopleTools)

·  Financial Services industry experience

EchoStar - Developer

EchoStar delivers innovative products and services that power global communication, commerce and entertainment. Through our market-leading Digital Broadcast Centers across North America, we operate one the world’s largest and most advanced digital broadcast networks, serving over 17 million end users every day. Our historical pioneering development of market solutions such as satellite spot-beam technology, end-to-end MPEG4 video delivery, placeshifting, whole home DVR sharing and VSAT data network management have consistently set new standards in the industry.


EchoStar is seeking a Principal Oracle EDI B2B Developer for our Englewood, CO headquarters who can be part of a large team in a dynamic and changing environment. Projects include a full lifecycle design, development, strong J2EE implementation maintenance for mission critical applications.

The Principal EDI B2B Developer reports directly into the Manager of Technical Development for the duration of the project. He will collaborate with a team of senior developers, and solution architects in defining the overall EDI/SOA solution and integration strategy for a brand new program area. The solution requires information exchange and implementation of distributed business processes with multiple external organizations using best of breed EDI/SOA components (ESB, Business Rules, Workflow, Messaging, etc.). The candidate will work with several partners and sub-contractors to maintain one cohesive architecture and develop and implement EDI/OA governance processes, design review process and code/software auditing processes. The candidate will be responsible for the design and implementation of a Service Oriented Architecture requiring information exchange and distributed business processes with multiple external organizations. The candidate should feel very comfortable rationalizing architecture decisions in clear/objective manner for the client and should have ability to work in a multi-vendor environment and achieve broad consensus.

              Provide expertise in the design, development and implementation of EDI integrations and software solutions that meet the business requirements of the organization.
               Develop, test, and install electronic transaction interfaces with customers, suppliers and 3rd party business partners. Interfaces include all EDI transactions and XML messages.
               Develop, test, and maintain EDI process flows, document maps and configurations.
              Work closely with multiple Oracle and SAP teams on EDI/SOA implementations.
               Assist in establishing processes for EDI/SOA activities within global environment.
              Work closely with internal and external customers, EDI partners, and other IT personnel to identify process gaps and define potential solutions.
               Responsible for creating application architecture and design documents in compliance with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).
              Work with team of developers to develop a mission-critical, maintainable and achievable SOA based enterprise architecture.
               Architect with a balanced view of all key architectural quality metrics such as performance, scalability, reliability, availability, agility and interoperability. Develop pragmatic solution that balances strategic and tactical concerns.
               Create innovative and efficient technical applications by identifying products and/or technologies that need to be researched.
               Hands-on implementation of multiple JEE and SOA solution components, design and development of frameworks for multiple teams.
               Design and implement a reusable architectural framework and processes that enables various development teams to focus on creating business logic and not spend time on plumbing.
               Provide technical guidance to all members of the SOA Center of Excellence;
             Act as task leader for the implementation of the Oracle SOA Suite;
               Develop and implement SOA Governance plan

Basic Requirements:
               A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, IT, or related degree
               4+ years of experience architecting, leading complicated integration and/or SOA based projects.
               5+ years of experience on B2B Integration with 2-3 years on Gentran Integration Suite (GIS) or Sterling Integrator (SI), GPM, BPML, trading partner configuration, map development and EDI standards
               3 + years of experience working with EDI systems design, development, and analysis, including knowledge of trading partner/scheduling agreements and configurations, mapping, connectivity (VAN, AS2, HTTP),ANSIX12 and XML standards.

Preferred Qualifications:
              Experience in GIS/SI patch installation and administration.
               Experience in all B2B protocols and web services.
               Strong knowledge of UNIX (Solaris, HPUX) and LINUX and shell script design.
               Strong Knowledge of Enterprise Application and Business-to-Business Integration.
               Experience in XPATH, XML, XSL, BPML, BPEL.
               Experience working with document transfer protocols: Connect:Direct, Connect:Enterprise, FTP/FTPs, HTTP/HTTPs, SFTP, SMTP,SOAP, SwiftNet, WebServices, AS1, AS2, AS3, etc.
               Experience configuring and managing IBM STERLING B2B INTEGRATOR in a High Availability Configuration.
               Experience with Java / J2EE preferred.
               Experience working with Oracle, SQL Server, mySQL databases: database sizing, troubleshooting, performance tuning, and query design.
               Experience with Oracle SOA design and implementation.
               Hands-on experience as solution architecture for large-scale projects and communication skills to articulate, rationalize and document architectural decisions.
               Solid experience with “loosely-coupled” SOA architecture components including Enterprise Service Bus, Service Registry and Service Repository based architectures. Knowledge of service composition and orchestrations using ESB, BPEL and workflow components.
               Hands-on ability provisioning and integrating services using Enterprise Service Bus using a middleware SOA Platform like JBoss SOA Platform, Oracle SOA platform, etc. Ability to leverage ESB for service composition, mediation, routing and other cross-cutting concerns.
               Experience with Web Services, REST, WS-I compliance, WS-* standards, WS-Security standards, XML Schema authorizing, XPath, XQuery. Real world experience with messaging (JMS, MQ, Active MQ, etc.).
               Collaborative leadership skills, strong communications and team-building skills that optimize contributions from diverse, highly-skilled professionals. Ability to consider various view points and working with Technical manager to determine best solution.
               Solid understanding of deployment and infrastructure architecture principles and how to deploy SOA based architecture in a virtualized/cloud environment and design for scalability, performance and availability.
               Experience with portal products like JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, Oracle Web Center or equivalent desirable. Ability to architect flexible and extensible Web UI
               Strong experience with Oracle products such as WebLogic Server, Oracle SOA Suite 11g including the development and design of Mediator, Rules Engine and Proxy Services components.
               Strong troubleshooting and administrative skills using WebLogic Server, Oracle SOA Suite 11g and Oracle Service Bus 11g in a highly available environment.
               Good Linux operating system skills

Medical, Health Savings Account, Dental and VBision Insurance
Flexible spending options and Employee Assistance Plan
401(k) and Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Tuition Reimbursement
Employee Referral Program
Training Opportunities
FREE DISH Network Satellite TV System and Programming
FREE Hughes Network Service
40% Discounts on Sling technology and service
Corporate discounts for retail and personal travel
Opportunity for a level of responsibility that could take years to reach in other companies

EchoStar is an EEO employer (M/F/D/V)

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

VMware - Technical Support Engineer

About Us
VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable our more than 500,000 enterprise and mid-market customers to thrive in the Cloud Era by simplifying, automating and transforming the way they build, deliver and consume IT. We enable people and organizations by radically simplifying IT through software virtualization with a focus on three core missions: End-User Computing (EUC), Hybrid Cloud and Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). Join our community – instigators of innovation and transformers of technology – as we envision and create what’s next in IT. Get connected to an engine of opportunity fueled by the transformative products and solutions we bring to market, the passion and trust we inspire in our customers, and our collaborative drive to imagine, define and deliver the future of IT. With 13,000+ employees and 50+ locations worldwide, we are passionately driven to make an impact while contributing back to the community. Learn more at today!

Why Work for Our Division 
The VMware Global Support Services (GSS) team supports over 250,000 companies running VMware in over 100 different countries. GSS provides time-zone optimized coverage throughout five support centers globally. The GSS team supports the entire suite of VMware products for global customers and partners and participates in developing new products and new versions of current products. GSS team members also participate in product delivery strategy, product documentation, discussion forums with customers, and expert documents publishing. A commitment to excellence and customer advocacy pervades the GSS team, and the work environment fosters intellectual stimulation through exchanges with internal and external customers. The VMware GSS team members are the best of the best” supporting business-critical applications in a virtual infrastructure.

Job Description
Engineers support over 250,000 companies running VMware servers in over 100 different countries. They support the entire suite of VMware products for global customers and partners, interfacing with them via the phone, email, and web. They resolve customer technical issues through diligent research, reproduction and troubleshooting by utilizing system administration, networking and storage skills. Managers of Technical Support are responsible for managing highly skilled technical support teams. They work closely with the Senior Management team, Engineering, Sales, and Product Marketing teams to ensure that VMware is delivering overall superior service and support to our customers.

- Respond to customer inquiries, primarily by telephone and e-mail
- Work flexible schedules, which may include evenings, weekends or holidays
- Resolve customer technical issues through diligent research, reproduction, and troubleshooting
- Work directly with other technical support staff, quality assurance, engineering, sales, marketing, operations, and administration to resolve problems
- Document all technical inquiries, develop and review content for knowledgebase
- Help test alpha and beta products
- Experience with Advance PC Hardware Setup
- Good understanding of Server PC Architecture.
- Experience resolving system crashes and hardware related issues.
- Experience with trouble-shooting hardware related issues.
- Understanding of Storage Hardware Architecture (Partitioning / RAID)
- Excellent knowledge of Operating Systems including (Windows 2000, 2003, XP / Linux, Unix Solaris or FreeBSD, Novell Netware)
- Experience in providing Linux/UNIX and Windows technical support to customers.
- Experience Troubleshooting 3rd party application integration.
- Experience Performance troubleshooting.
- Minimum of 2-3 years experience in software and hardware combined
- Working knowledge of Microsoft (Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 98, 95, and 3.1; MS DOS), plus x86 platforms, devices, and networking
- Basic understanding of TCP/IP networking stack
- Experience in an enterprise LAN/WAN environment
- Experience with Windows and Linux Networking
- Experience with administering 802.1q
- Experience trouble-shooting Firewall technology (Pix, CheckPoint)
- Ability to look at and analyze network traces. (ethereal, wireshark, tcpdump)
- Experience with File System Architecture (FAT, EXT2/3, UFS)
- Good working knowledge of Networking.
- Experience working within an Enterprise IT Support environment.
- Experience trouble-shooting / administrating SAN environments (Fiber Channel or iSCSI)
- Excellent understanding of Network Attached Storage (NAS)
o Good working knowledge of NAS protocols (CIFS, SMB, NFS)
- Experience configuring SAN Storage Arrays.
- Experience with Microsoft Cluster Services (MSCS)
- Working knowledge of backup software (EMC Networker, VERITAS Net Backup, Tivoli Storage Manager, Backup Exec)
- Working knowledge of backup hardware:
o Tape and Disk
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Case/Customer Management skills
- Strong in spoken and written Spanish or Portuguese and English
- Standard hours of operation in the Broomfield center are Monday – Friday 10 am – 7 pm.
- Standard hours of operation in the Burlington center are Monday – Friday 9 am – 5:30 pm.
- Working shifts for both centers include; Monday – Friday (40hrs), Sunday – Wednesday and Wednesday - Saturday (12 hrs.-12 hrs. -12 hrs. -4hrs/ 10 hrs. -10 hrs. -10 hrs. -10hrs/ 12 hrs. -10 hrs. -10 hrs. -8 hrs.)
- B.S. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Math, or equivalent work experience
Highly Preferred Skills
- Experience with ESX Server and/or Virtual Center and/or other VMware products
- Experience with Cisco or Network hardware manufactured products
- Experience with Server Hardware (Dell, HP, IBM, etc)
- Experience with switch and routing protocols (CCNA)
- Experience with VCB (VMware Consolidated Backup)
- Experience with VERITAS Cluster or EMC AutoStart
- Knowledge of remote storage mirroring (EMC MirrorView or SRDF)
- Experience with data recovery
- Experience with scripting and programming (C, C++, Perl, Python and Intel Assembly)
- Basic understanding of TCP/IP networking stack
- Experience in an enterprise LAN/WAN environment
- Experience with Windows and Linux Networking
- Ability to look at and analyze network traces. (ethereal, wireshark, tcpdump)
- Experience trouble-shooting / administrating SAN environments (Fiber Channel or iSCSI)
- Excellent understanding of Network Attached Storage (NAS)
- Good working knowledge of NAS protocols (CIFS, SMB, NFS)
- Understanding of Storage Hardware Architecture (Partitioning / RAID)
- Experience configuring SAN Storage Arrays.
- Experience with SQL Server or Oracle dB (DBA)
- Background in System Administration

Location Broomfield, CO, US

Requisition Number 45362BR

EEO Statement 
VMware is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for all applicants and employees. Equal opportunity and consideration are afforded to all qualified applicants and employees in personnel actions, which include: recruiting and hiring, selection for training, promotion, rates of pay or other compensation, transfer, discipline, demotion, layoff or termination. VMware does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, family medical history or genetic information, citizenship, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, military status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. VMware also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled employees consistent with applicable law. Further, it is the policy of VMware to maintain a working environment free of all forms of harassment.