Friday, February 27, 2015

EchoStar - PostgreSQL DBA

Echostar  is looking for a  MySQL / PostgreSQL  DBA  to perform duties in the full cycle including development, testing and production support for Mysql and elastic search data stores.

Databases will include a variety of types including large data warehouse used for tracking and reporting, high availability web server backend DBs, large replication environment, etc. Maintain existing MySQL environments, including large replication environments for data mining and mid-sized High Availability environments. Review and make recommendations for tuning existing environments. Design and tune new tables, databases and environments for both existing environments and new work. Monitor and support current and future environments. Create, maintain and update maintenance scripts for MySQL and SQLite databases. Design, create and implement new database environments including HA and replication setups. Basic Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Mathematics or Engineering or related field 3 years hands-on experience in database administration of MySQL and /or PostgreSQL. 2 years experience with setup, configuration, maintenance, trouble-shooting MySQL and/or PostgreSQL replication environments. 1 years experience with performance tuning MySQL and/or PostgreSQL databases for a variety of environments and user requirements.4 years experience with Linux, including experience writing Linux scripts with bash, ruby, python, or perl.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with using and configuring NoSQL environments, e.g. MongoDB, Elasticsearch. Experience with MySQL Clustering configuration, setup and maintenance. Experience with High Availability MySQL environments. Experience using Ruby or Python for database maintenance and interaction. Experience with workflow engines and creating traceability of data through multiple systems. Experience with other relational database systems such as Oracle. Experience with Hadoop ecosystem; Hive, Hbase, Impala, Sqoop, and Pig.

About Echostar:
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, place shifting, whole home DVR sharing and VSAT data network management have consistently set new standards in the industry.

EchoStar provides a variety of benefits for all employees.  In addition to health and wellness benefits that support a new era in healthcare management, we provide unique benefits including Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Stock Purchase, Discounted rates on HughesNet and Dish Network services, Slingbox discounts and much more.

For a complete list of benefits and specific company detail please visit

EchoStar is an EEO Employer (Race, Gender, Veterans, and Disability)

Monday, February 23, 2015

SpotXchange - Manager

SpotXchange is the most transparent programmatic video advertising platform with more than 4 billion video auctions per day. We are seeking an exceptional individual to lead our Business Analytics team as the Manager of Business Analytics in Westminster, CO. We are a fast-paced but casual environment with highly talented peers. The most successful team members are versatile, disciplined and enjoy focusing on new challenges.

We don’t believe in “culture fit”. We believe in well qualified candidates who are genuine human beings and are pleasant to work with. Sure, we might share a beer at work or after work but you don’t have to. You just need to be a contributing member of our team who is thoughtful and wants to do quality work.

What your day-to-day will look like:

Lead our Business Analytics team including hiring, training, performance monitoring, coaching, motivation, conflict resolution & career development

Craft stories with data

Surfacing actionable, revenue impacting information from the 10 billion+ database writes executed every day

Provide high level, customized analytics to satisfy the invariable change that exists in day to day operations

Support the Visual Data Analysts team and the Yield Analysts

Construct the next evolution of our Business Analytics capability

Resource planning and acquisition

Collaborate with senior engineers and data scientists to deliver value for our clients

Work closely with our operations teams in US and international offices

Requirements you must have:

Bachelors degree in statistics, computer science or related fields

Previously in a senior or lead role

Experience in an applied mathematics or analytics role

Big data manipulation and ad hoc reporting suites

Strong technical knowledge of analytics techniques

Good Python experience

Positivity in day to day dealings

Excellent communication skills

If you have any of the following feathers in your cap, please let us know:

Tableau experience

Strong advertising technology domain knowledge

Able to establish effective relationships across the organization

Aptitude to operate effectively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial startup

Ability to balance assertiveness with collaboration while working within and across teams


    Work-life balance

    Unlimited PTO(work it out with your team first!), company closed from Christmas to New Years

    Make a real difference - your code reaches millions of people as soon as you release it

    Work in a fun, casual, team environment – flip flops OK

    Quarterly Hackathon – you pick the projects that affect our bottom line

    Frisbees, foosball table and cornhole

Every day, our team transforms online video advertising and solves difficult problems by employing creativity, innovation and solid technical expertise. We value individual contributions and can offer you the benefits of working for a startup (agile environment, ability to influence product decisions, open access to C-level management) while enjoying stability and benefits such as medical, dental, 401(k), paid vacation, etc. You’ll get a holistic view and broad experience while working in an exciting, fast-paced environment. We strive for success, but we want our team members to have a healthy work-life balance too.

Please note that all applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. and all salaries will be commensurate with experience.

With more than 4 billion auctions per day, SpotXchange is the largest global marketplace of video ad inventory reaching 335 million unique visitors in more than 100 countries each month.

SpotXchange embraces diversity and we want you to come work for us

SpotXchange promotes equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. In doing so, we comply with local, state, and federal laws and regulations to ensure an equal employment opportunity for everyone. We don’t discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, military service obligation, veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. Our policies and personnel practices are intended to ensure that all of us are treated equally with regard to recruiting, hiring, and advancement, and our decisions on employment are made to further the principle of equal employment opportunities for employees.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

HomeAdvisor - QA ENGINEER

HomeAdvisor is looking for someone who loves:
- Being a team player in a fast-paced, dynamic, fun-loving team of QA geeks.
- Finding and squashing bugs (the software kind, generally) on multiple platforms, browsers, and devices to make sure that software is defect-free and functioning as designed.
- Solving a good mystery and figuring out why and how things are working.

If you keep nodding your head as you read, then you could be the newest member of HomeAdvisor's Software Quality Assurance team. is the industry-leading online marketplace connecting homeowners to pre-qualified home improvement resources in their area. We are seeking an experienced Software QA Engineer who would be responsible for ensuring the integrity and quality of our CRM and supporting systems. We're looking for someone who understands the Agile/SCRUM SDLC methodology, can write clear, detailed yet concise test cases, and has worked with a variety of bug tracking software (JIRA gets you bonus points). This is primarily a manual testing role.

Why we think it's pretty awesome to work here:
- Not every company is recognized as one of Denver's Top Workplaces - this is a jeans-and-sneakers kind of place, where we know that not everyone is productive in exactly the same way, or at exactly the same time.
- No matter how you brainstorm or reset your focus, you have the flexibility to walk away for a few minutes. Go for a run. Check out a bike. Take a ping-pong or foosball break. Do what you need to do so you can be productive.
- Our QA team plays a significant role in the success of our technology and ultimately our business; it's not every place where you can impact customer satisfaction every day.
- We want you to grow – what technology do you want to work with? What responsibilities do you want? You ask, and we'll help you get where you want to go.

Experience and Skills:
Our most successful folks:
- See around the corner - they help the business and technical owners see challenges and unintended consequences resulting from a requested change.
- Learn on the fly – we have a lot of proprietary systems and processes you'll have to learn quickly - but we will provide training!
- Stay organized in chaos - our environment is fun, loose, fast-paced, iterative, and even chaotic at times, so you'll need to stay organized, re-prioritize, and multi-task without blinking.
- Understand the business – See every project as a chance to make the platform and ultimately the business more successful.
- Are flexible – we adhere to an Agile bi-weekly release cycle, so we may require a flexible work schedule on an as-needed basis to accommodate testing/release.
- Work with diverse personnel from across the organization – we work with folks from Product, SCM, UX, Tech Ops, and Development every day, and need to know how to communicate clearly with a variety of personalities.

You'll have to show us:
- 5+ years of manual software testing experience, including in-depth, broad experience in SDLC, Agile methodologies and theories, test plan development, requirements analysis, test case design, test execution practices, defect detection, logging and tracking.
- 3-5 years of testing backend systems that include but are not limited to APIs, Web Services, XML and JSON.
- Very comfortable with SOA testing, gray and white box testing, database testing using SQL to view data to verify test results and ensure that appropriate data conditions exist.
- Proven experience with tools like JIRA, Green Hopper, Zephyr, Confluence, SQL Developer, and/or Toad: automation experience with QTP, Selenium, and/or JMeter is a plus.

We hire smart, dedicated, passionate people every day. This is your shot to show us what you can do. If you're ready to join us, send us your resume and we'll chat.

Friday, February 20, 2015

PaySimple - QA Engineer

The PaySimple engineering team is looking for great engineers to join us in building a SaaS platform that automates billing and invoicing for small businesses.

Your mission is to break stuff. You gain great satisfaction from finding bugs in software, and are not shy about pointing them out. Your have a rigorous approach for software testing, and your motto is "a bug is a test case that fails." You are extremely detailed-oriented, and feel bad when you let issues fall through the cracks.

PaySimple is an early-stage growth company building a top-flight engineering team. We are technology agnostic and believe in using the best tool for the job. We use Agile to both deliver quality code and to continually improve how we do things. We believe in working at a sustainable pace - youll typically work hard for 8 hours each day, but then youre off work to relax, recharge, and refocus.

PaySimple is located in Denvers LoDo district. Our collaborative, open-plan office space is filled with high-energy, talented people who enjoy our weekly lunches, bubble hockey, and hanging out with their co-workers.

Experience and Skills:
    3+ years of experience in a software quality assurance role
    Experience designing and executing manual and automated tests for web-based software and mobile apps
    Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field
    Working knowledge of
        Behavior-driven development frameworks such as Jasmine
        End-to-end test frameworks such as Protractor
        HTTP and RESTful services
        iOS and Android testing
    Commitment to Test-driven Development, continuous integration, and test automation
    Experience working in an Agile development environment
    Ability to learn quickly
    Comfortable working at a small dynamic company
    Can use judgment to solve problems where protocol might not exist
    Background in Transaction Processing or Payment Systems
    Experience with
        SQL Server
    Desire to debate and explore new technologies
    Work with a team of payment industry experts to improve the quality of sophisticated software for a state-of-the-art SaaS application
    Develop strategies for software QA that include code coverage assessment, test automation, manual testing, boundary testing, and limit testing
    Write test cases and test plans for new and existing software features
    Design and develop comprehensive automated unit and regression tests

    Ability to translate business goals into own work assignments and succeed with little management direction.
    Encourages and accepts personal feedback.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Comcast - Senior Software Engineer

Software engineering skills combined with the demands of a highly-visible application platform make this an exciting challenge for the right candidate.

Are you passionate about digital media, entertainment, and software services? Do you like big challenges and working within a highly motivated team environment?

As a software engineer in VIPER’s software engineering team, you will deliver capabilities that enable video delivery on a rapidly-growing video-over-IP platform. You will be relied upon as the primary developer on our emergency alert platform and will develop the opportunity to work on a variety of engineering challenges beyond this solution domain. The VIPER software engineering team is a small and fast-moving team of world-class experts who are innovating in end-to-end video delivery. We are a team that thrives on big challenges, results, quality, and agility.

Who does the VIPER software engineer work with? VIPER software engineering is a diverse collection of professionals who work with a variety of teams ranging from other software engineering teams, service delivery engineers who provide support for our product, testers, and operational staff. We are often called upon in a clinch when it comes to providing the solution to a question that nobody else can answer.

What are some interesting problems you’ll be working on? The delivery of Emergency Alert Services (EAS) to devices that serve video over IP is a new and emerging challenge that brings together integration with traditional and emerging alert distribution components, reliable messaging, IP player integration, cutting-edge video delivery, and big data analytics all with the need to maintain extremely high uptime and resiliency that go beyond what one encounters with typical business applications.

Beyond EAS, VIPER team members work on a broad set of challenges ranging from video encoding, packaging, recording and delivery. Ad insertion, blackout management, player (app) development, and big data analytics are other work streams which provide opportunities to rotate and develop a variety of technical skills in a wide variety of solution domains.

Where can you make an impact? Comcast VIPER is building the core components needed to drive the next generation of television. The ideal candidate for EAS is a motivated individual who cares equally for the discipline of engineering quality software applications and the challenge of becoming an expert in a business problem. You are not just coding to specification, you will be asked to help drive development of an emerging standard by thinking beyond a narrow component-by-component view of the world.

·         Collaborate with domain experts, architects, and technical counterparts on other teams to define solutions
·         Work with technical product owners to refine the backlog, and evolve system design in parallel
·         Develop system solutions incrementally in order to deliver business value frequently
·         Employ rigorous continuous delivery practices managed under an agile software development approach
·         Provide for thorough development testing and assist QA teams to understand, plan, automate, and execute the system test effort
·         Ensure a quality transition to production and solid production operation of the software
·         Evolve the technical stack, developing your personal knowledge of emerging technologies, and sharing knowledge throughout the VIPER organization. Incorporate knowledge and best practices disseminated by others.
·         Improve the software delivery process by participating actively in scrum retrospectives, thinking thoughtfully about opportunities for improvement, and executing on them

Here are some of the specific technologies we use:
·         Java
·         Mongo DB
·         Git
·         Jenkins
·         Unix/Linux

Skills & Requirements
·         6+ years programming experience
·         Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science or related discipline
·         Experience in software development of large-scale distributed systems – including proven track record of delivering backend systems that participate in a complex ecosystem.
·         Extensive experience programming in Java as well as experience in code optimization and high performance computing.
·         Ability to design for demanding fault tolerance needs in a highly-distributed environment
·         Experience with Java servlet containers or application servers such as JBoss, Tomcast, Glassfish, WebLogic, or Jetty.
·         Experience with messaging frameworks and products
·         Good current knowledge of Unix/Linux environments
·         Test-driven development/test automation, continuous integration, and deployment automation
·         Good communicator, able to analyze and clearly articulate complex issues and technologies understandably and engagingly.
·         Great design and problem solving skills, with a strong bias for architecting at scale.
·         Adaptable, proactive and willing to take ownership.
·         Keen attention to detail and high level of commitment.
·         Comfortable working in a fast-paced agile environment.  Requirements change quickly and our team needs to constantly adapt to moving targets.

Nice to haves:
·         Apache Kafka
·         Distributed (HBase or Cassandra or equivalent) or NoSQL (e.g. Mongo) database experience
·         Scripting tools such as Python
·         Git, Maven, Jenkins, Sonar, Nexus, Puppet
·         Experience with Big Data development, particularly in a Hadoop & Flume environment
·         Experience working with emergency services applications, with particular emphasis on EAS/EAN
·         Knowledge of IP video, ranging from encoding to packaging standards

About Comcast VIPER (Video IP Engineering & Research)

VIPER (Video IP Engineering & Research), is a startup division within Comcast’s Technology and Product Division and spun out from IP Video and online projects originated within Comcast Interactive Media is based in downtown Denver, CO. We are a cloud-based, IP video infrastructure that’s been built to deliver a broad mix of on-demand video, live TV streams and an assortment of other digital media to an array of connected devices in the home.

Email VIPER's recruiter:
No recruiters please. Only qualified applicants may contact this job poster.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Janus - Sr. Web Developer

Janus is a Human Resources nightmare of a place to work!  For example, don't read the following:

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We are looking for someone with a senior level of development experience in any OO language, plus JavaScript, HTML, CSS would be great.  And don't think that because we are a financial company it's all mainframe and COBOL - it is none of that!  We are looking for someone with the development chops to work on our Grails platform.

This team is responsible for front end development on several external Janus websites with several new initiatives upcoming in 2015.  Both your creative ideas and your programming skills are needed in this role.

We are seeking someone who would like to be a part of collaborative team and work for a company with outstanding benefits and total compensation.

If you are interested, let me know - or you can look at the full description and see more about Janus at

Janus is Hiring!

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Seagate - Operations Analyst

The Seagate Worldwide Cost Desk team is seeking a Senior Operations Analyst to join our Longmont, CO team. This is an exciting opportunity to work across the organization and be part of a high performing and highly visible team.  If you enjoy working on a team and have a background in product cost analysis, apply today!

The Senior Operations Analyst performs product cost data and information analysis and modeling leading to key business decisions and/or recommendations. 

Primary responsibilities include:
· Preparation of complex reports, presentations and other business documents.
· Building productive relationships internally and externally.
· Working on problems of moderate scope where analysis and modeling of data require a review of a variety of factors.
· Demonstrating and exercising good judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action and solutions.
· Working under minimal supervision, with general instruction for day-to-day work, and detailed instructions for new projects and assignments.

· Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business or Mathematics.
· 5+ years of finance or business experience.
· Experience with product cost analysis and/or modeling.
· Experience with MS Office, including Excel (pivot tables, v-lookups, macro use,) and PowerPoint.
· Ability to travel domestically (up to 10%).
· Ability to attend/conduct after hours calls and meetings.

Preferred Qualifications:
· MS Project.
· Advanced Excel skills.
· Experience in Oracle database queries and search tools, such as ESSbase.
· Analysis experience in the disc drive or similar industry.

Arapahoe County Government - Senior Solutions Developer

The Information Technology Department at Arapahoe County (ACG) is seeking a Senior Solutions Developer.  The Senior Solutions Developer position is responsible for finding solutions to business needs that are not available from off the shelf software solutions. This position looks to leverage custom code and pre-built software tools to produce solutions that meet the customers' business needs.

Arapahoe County builds applications only when the commercial off the shelf software does not meet our business requirements. The position will be involved with building specific solution applications, application interfaces and solutions from cloud services.

A successful candidate will need a background in applications development, including knowledge of development methodologies, architectures and frameworks. Candidates will need skills in CSS, HTML, Javascript and Javascript frameworks such as jQuery, ASP.Net and ASP.Net frameworks such as MVC as well as C#, and VB.Net to support legacy applications. In addition, expertise in SharePoint development may be required.

The ACG environment is one of change and technological expertise. The department strives to be a respected business partner to the departments of the County government and the citizens of Arapahoe County.  If you are looking to join an intelligent and energetic organization with great benefits then apply now!

Our anticipated hiring range is $2,711.89 to $3,611.50 biweekly ($70,509.14 to $93,899.00 annually).

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

5280 Solutions - Software Engineer

5280 Solutions is a recognized leader in the educational loan services industry with more than 30 years of experience designing and building complex software. Our loan processing solutions have been implemented in dozens of financial institutions across the United States, Canada and abroad. More than 60% of the top 100 FFELP holders utilize our loan processing products and services, managing over $80 billion worth of education loan assets. 5280 Solutions, which is the IT Department of Nelnet, needs to add an iSeries Developer to our Enterprise Web Team.

If you ask our developers, they would tell you they love their job at 5280 Solutions because we offer a small business culture at a large corporation with good leadership, lots of talented people, and a great work/life balance. We promote a knowledge sharing environment and team building, along with great opportunity for growth within the company. So, if you are passionate about developing, attacking a challenge head on, and being a part of a smart team, we would really like to hear from you!

The Web Developer is responsible for developing enterprise wide cross-functional software solutions, working closely with IT Software Architects and IT Business Analysts technical teams.

In In addition to the skills below, we are currently concentrating on candidates with experience in:

*        Very strong current<> MVC experience
*        Strong experience with AngularJS, KnockoutJS, Web API 2
*        Experience with Enterprise Service Bus, MSMQ, rabbitMQ and/or NServiceBus
*        Aspect Oriented Programming
*        Web Security for large public facing financial web sites

The Enterprise Web Developer is responsible for developing enterprise wide cross-functional software solutions, working closely with IT Software Architects and IT Business Analysts technical teams.

1. Participate in solution design to satisfy a wide range of business needs.
2. Analysis and translation of business requirements into technical requirements for development, and creation of design documents and technical specifications.
3. Adhere to Best Practices and Standards in the areas of technology and security.
4. Provide post implementation support including, but not limited to, monitoring application performance and debugging existing code.
5. Keep abreast of advancements and changes in technology and develop an understanding of how new technologies can be leveraged provide business solutions.

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Minimum 3 years' experience in software development with strong skills in at least one key competency.

1. Strong relational database knowledge.
2. Understanding of best practices and methods to integrate applications within the organization and with external partners.
3. Strong knowledge of the full software development lifecycle; with exposure to agile or iterative approaches to delivery preferred.
4. Working knowledge of the network and/or server infrastructure required to host an application on the platforms in areas of expertise.
5. Strong verbal and written communication skill.
6. Ability to quickly learn new technologies and business functions.
7. Strong analytical skills to determine effective approaches to business solutions.
8. Ability to perform effectively in a team-oriented environment.
9. Ability to obtain a security clearance.
10. Knowledge in the area of NIST compliance strongly desired.
11. Microsoft .net frameworks (3.5 & 4.0)
12., C#
13.Microsoft IIS
14.Windows/Web Services
15.Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008
16. Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)

Nelnet is an Equal Opportunity Employer, complies with Executive Order 11246, and takes affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, national origin, gender, or sex, marital status, age, disability, use of a guide dog or service animal, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or any other status protected by Federal or State law or local ordinance.  Qualified individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations in order to apply or compete for positions at Nelnet may request such accommodations by contacting Nelnet Talent Acquisition & Recruiting.

Nelnet is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Janus - Sr. DBA, Linux Administrator

This role works with an existing team to manage and administer both Oracle and SQL database environments.  Why join Janus IT?  We provide clear expectations, good feedback, and we treat you like a professional.  We welcome creative ideas.  This is a role where you will be involved in strategy discussions in all applicable areas of IT, not just the DBA team.  You will be expected to offer suggestions for improvement in the environments, as well as keep the nuts and bolts of the database environments stable and high performing.

If you are a strong DBA with either Oracle or SQL Server, that is the experience we are looking for.

Mature, collaborative team, salary + annual bonus, great benefits....all things a DBA professional expects in the next step in their career and will find at Janus.

Janus is Hiring!

We are looking for a Red Hat Linux Administrator with 2-3 years of work experience.  There are some great senior admins on the team to really mentor and bring this person to a higher level in their career.
We are seeking someone who would like to be a part of a collaborative team and work for a company with outstanding benefits and total compensation.

Culture and team are what makes a job worth going to every day, so here is a little more information on Janus:

If you are interested, please apply online or reach out to me directly.  Of course, feel free to forward this if you know anyone else who may be interested, too!

Janus is Hiring!
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