Senior Systems Engineer Opportunity in Denton, TX

Our client in Denton, TX is looking for a Senior Systems Engineer.

The Sr. Systems Engineer will pro-actively ensure the highest levels of system and infrastructure availability and security, with industry best practices. Perform troubleshooting for hardware and software issues. Participate in the design, development and implementation of Retail Systems projects.

Must have experience in operational support and large project delivery.

Responsibilities

• Maintain industry compliance standards.

• Install, configure, test and maintain enterprise software, infrastructure and management tools.

• Identify and test system performance for optimization and stability, and work with responsible parties to implement fixes.

• Maintain security, backup and redundancy strategies

• Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and provide automation.

• Participate in the design of Retail Systems support systems

• Provide 2nd and 3rd level support as needed.

• Other Duties as assigned.

Qualifications

• BS Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent work experience.

• Industry certifications (A+, Network +, CCNA, CCNP, MSCA, MCSP, Mobility+)

• 3-5 years of experience in related field

This company offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life Insurance, paid vacation and sick days, paid holidays, merchandise discounts, tuition reimbursement and 401(k) with company match.

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The future of IT leadership: 5 new roles CIOs must master

If you think technology leaders’ jobs have changed a lot over the past few years, just wait. Here are five new roles all CIOs must take on in the years ahead.

It’s more than an understatement to say the role of technology leaders has changed over the past few years.

The widespread adoption of cloud computing and process automation has reduced the demands for IT departments to keep the lights on. Large-scale capital expenditures on infrastructure are being replaced by increased operating expenses on services. Meanwhile, the pressure to take an active leadership role in the business’s digital transformation is greater than ever.

“If you looked at CIOs ten years ago, they spent an inordinate amount of time in the lower parts of the stack and in the data center,” says Archana Rao, CIO for Atlassian, makers of collaboration tools like Trello and Jira. “The emergence of cloud and business process automation have shifted us away from old-school operational CIOs and into business enablers.”

In a few years we’ll see the emergence of “the Bionic CIO,” predicts Jay Venkat, senior partner and managing director for Boston Consulting Group.

“They’ll transcend what’s traditionally been called information technology and teach the business how to become more digitally enabled,” he says. “They’ll need to understand not only technology but also its impact on the workforce. And if they want to become the ‘Bionic CIO,’ they’ll have to upskill themselves.”

What will the CIO job look like in five years? Technology leaders will need to be equally adept at five new roles. 

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How to better integrate IT security and IT strategy

Organizations see a future in which IT security is deeply woven into their overall IT strategy. Here’s how they plan to get there.

Information security has become such an integral part of IT that at a growing number of organizations, the two are virtually indistinguishable — from an organizational standpoint.

Many companies are attempting to more tightly integrate IT security strategy with IT strategy. That can mean blending departments, changing leadership structures, and embedding security earlier in the development pipeline, among other tactics.

About two thirds of organizations say their IT security strategy and IT strategy are tightly integrated, with IT security being a key component of IT roadmaps and projects, according to CIO’s 2019 State of the CIO survey.

But looking ahead, the two become even more indistinguishable, with 83 percent of organizations expecting to tightly integrate IT security strategy into their overall IT strategy within the next three years.

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What is NoOps? The quest for fully automated IT operations

Automation has IT leaders eyeing the possibility of environments with no hands-on operations work. But this evolution of DevOps may be more pipedream than practical reality.

Automation has become a widely used tool for streamlining IT operations, and Mindtree is one such organization removing manual processes from its infrastructure as it moves toward delivering a more fully automated environment.

The consulting and managed service provider’s strategy follows an ambitious goal prevalent in many tech organizations: To get away from the conventional work of IT operations and let machines handle it instead.

Such an environment, where there’s virtually no hands-on operations work, could deliver a faster, more frictionless development and deployment experience — meaning better turnaround times for business requests for new functions and services, says Rene Head, global vice president of infrastructure at Mindtree.

“It’s not just about IT delivery excellence; it’s a win for the business as well,” Head says.

That’s the promise of NoOps, an emerging IT trend that is pushing some organizations beyond the automation provided by DevOps to an infrastructure environment that requires no operations work.

What is NoOps?

NoOps is the idea that the software environment can be so completely automated that there’s no need for an operations team to manage it. NoOps, for “no operations,” is a concept that pushes forward a trend that has been on the march for a decade or more.

To be clear, NoOps is not the same as outsourcing your IT operations. It’s not about moving to SaaS or the cloud and expecting those vendors to run operations — although both managed service providers, such as Mindtree, and cloud companies are indeed on the NoOps journey themselves to gain more speed and agility in their own infrastructure.

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The future of IT leadership: 5 new roles CIOs must master

If you think technology leaders’ jobs have changed a lot over the past few years, just wait. Here are five new roles all CIOs must take on in the years ahead.

It’s more than an understatement to say the role of technology leaders has changed over the past few years.

The widespread adoption of cloud computing and process automation has reduced the demands for IT departments to keep the lights on. Large-scale capital expenditures on infrastructure are being replaced by increased operating expenses on services. Meanwhile, the pressure to take an active leadership role in the business’s digital transformation is greater than ever.

“If you looked at CIOs ten years ago, they spent an inordinate amount of time in the lower parts of the stack and in the data center,” says Archana Rao, CIO for Atlassian, makers of collaboration tools like Trello and Jira. “The emergence of cloud and business process automation have shifted us away from old-school operational CIOs and into business enablers.”

Read more here

6 soft skills IT needs to succeed in the digital era

When it comes to transformation, tech expertise goes only so far. IT leaders must look for and develop traits not traditionally required for technologists in order to succeed in the years ahead.

As their companies seize on automation, AI and other leading-edge technologies to remake themselves into digital organizations, they’re finding they don’t have the skills they need.

Consider some numbers released by Gartner this fall: The IT research firm found that 70 percent of employees have not mastered the skills they need for their existing jobs while 80 percent lack the skills they need now and for future career success.

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Contract eCommerce and Product Development Project Manager Opportunity in Dallas, TX

Client is committed to being the leader in the brand experience category by designing and producing powerful integrated digital and live events that connect people in ways that are meaningful and measurable. This is a Company built on integrity and a commitment to the well-being of our colleagues, our clients, the industry, and the environment.  Nearly 90 years later, the Client family still runs the company, along with more than 6,500 equally passionate employee-owners and 30,000 part-time workers. The family legacy shines through everything we do, from our creative inspiration right down to the sustainable carpet under your feet.

As a Technical Program Manager, you will be involved in all aspects of the project and development lifecycles and responsible for the successful delivery of new solutions that will be used by our employees and customers who produce events for some of the most well known brands in the world. We’re looking for individuals that show they can do whatever it takes to make sure that our projects/programs are successfully deployed. The right person for this position will be able to demonstrate creative energy and passion for delivering complex projects. You’ll be expected to communicate well both verbally and written to help lead and direct other team members and 3rd party vendors in our quest to be the premier provider of solutions to the event industry.

Flexibility and adaptability are key. Some of the things we do have never been done before, so we need

someone who can adapt both in thinking and learning new processes, applications and methods. You

may occasionally be asked to travel to events and work with our Business Partners and Technology Team to help make sure our technology is deployed successfully.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Technical Program Manager is responsible for the successful management of multiple medium to large, complex, multi-phased projects by leading cross-functional teams to define scope, plan, execute and deliver exceptional business value on time and within budget. The Technical Program Manager will manage all aspects of new and existing programs/projects from start to finish and be the single point of contact for all program activities, schedule and status. This position receives very broad guidance from management and requires a high level of initiative, self-motivation and problem-solving ability.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Consistently find ways to solve customer and business partner problems with effective solutions that minimize effort yet produce high value solutions.
  • Help support our business partners in building a business case and define success critieria for the project prior to receiving approval.
  • Produce polished executive-level presentations; deliver information to internal business partners that is clear, concise and effectivly influences critical decisions.
  • Provide leadership and facilitate the work of cross-functional teams by clarifying project objectives and defining tactics necessary to accomplish the objectives.
  • Manage a portfolio of multiple projects including interdependencies between different work streams.
  • Drive cross-functional team members to define project schedules and milestones, project plans, budgets, scope, and timeline.
  • Develop program budgets and integrate program costs into the organization-level budgets and financial forecasts.
  • Ensure effective team identification of project risks, issues, assumptions and dependencies; act as an escalation point for the team and implements effective mitigation strategies by taking corrective action to achieve project goals.
  • Communicate accurately regarding delivery of work products and services, planning efforts, personnel relationships with other organizations and resources.
  • Provide effective leadership and strategic direction to multiple vendors and project teams.
  • Coordinate project related activities across up to 5 different applications/teams.
  • Flexibility managing your time wisely to be available to remove roadblcks/obstacles for offshore resources/teams in a timely manner.
  • Working knowledge on the different components of an eComerce site.  (Catalogs, Parts, Prices, Customers, Orders, Shopping Carts, Payments…)
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

CLIENT’S FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES:

  1. Adaptability – Effectively adapts to changing work environments.  Remains flexible in spite of adversity.  Embraces change from current environment to desired future state.  Adapts effectively to changing technology and changing job demands.
  2. Resourcefulness – Takes steps to improve processes, correct errors, and expand overall products or services in order to meet the customer’s changing needs.  Strives for continuous improvement and, ultimately, perfection by identifying opportunities and accessing risks.  Supports an environment that is conducive to change and fosters a free exchange of ideas to improve processes.
  3. Customer Focus – Provides excellent customer service to clients, vendors, and/or fellow Client employees.  Responds promptly, professionally, effectively, and efficiently to internal and external customer needs.  Manages difficult or emotional situations.  Recognizes sense of urgency in responding to needs.  Follows up to ensure requests, needs, and commitments are met consistently.  Displays an attitude of friendliness and service towards our customers and a willingness to make the extra effort to satisfy their needs.
  4. Dependability – Meets deadlines and commitments to ensure the job gets done.  Consistently completes assignments in an accurate and timely fashion.  Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.  Demonstrates ability to work independently.  Meets deadlines and performs at expected level in typical circumstances as well as unexpected circumstances.
  5. Ethics – Exemplifies and integrates Client’s code of ethics into all aspects of management.  Supports and upholds the organization’s standards and values.  Demonstrates honesty, reliability, and professionalism.  Maintains the highest ethical standards in Company policy and employee conduct.  Discourages violation of ethical conduct.  Ensures sensitive information remains confidential.

JOB SPECIFIC REQUIRMENTS:

  1. Analytical Skills – Synthesizes complex or diverse information using intuition, research and experience to complement data provided.  Reviews & analyzes a wide variety of information and recommends a specific course of action.
  2. Business Process Improvement – Takes steps to improve or correct errors and expand overall products or services.  Strives for continuous improvement by identifying opportunities and assessing risks.  Supports an environment conducive to change and fosters free exchange of ideas to improve processes.
  3. Critical Thinking – Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  4. Mathematical Reasoning – The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.  Ability to create or interpret graphs, tables, and formulas.
  5. Problem Resolution – Analyzes problems and alternative solutions and takes appropriate timely action to achieve desired business results.  Seeks unique and novel solutions to problems and considers impact of final resolution.
  6. Productivity – Stays focused and uses time efficiently.  Prioritizes work effectively.  Performs work with minimal supervision.
  7. Reasoning Ability – Ability to apply common sense understanding to assignments or role.
  8. Drive to Perform – Identifies and accomplishes challenging objectives or personal goals.  Works effectively with others to achieve goals.  Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities.  Maintains a high level of interest, enthusiasm and personal focus.
  9. Technical Skills – Ability to understand and interpret the laws, rules, policies, procedures, or systems related to the job.
  10. Technology – Generates or adapts equipment and technology to serve user needs.  Writes or interprets computer programming for various purposes.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Not applicable

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed herein are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer systems or related field.
  • 7+ years Program / Project Management experience.
  • Prior experience as an IT Program Manager.
  • Prior experience developing and manageing project timelines, resources, vendors, and budgetary requirements for large, complex projects.
  • Strong background in application development methodologies, SDLC, Aglile, Scrum, and other IT industry standards.
  • Solid technical skills and background as needed to support the oversight of development and management of complex applications.
  • Solid technical understanding of multiple technologies.
  • Prior experience managing an eCommerce project.
  • Excellent people management skills to lead and influence diverse professional resources.
  • Effectively partner with IT and business area representatives to lead and support development activities.
  • Experience leading projects founded on a platform of innovative & emerging technologies.
  • Demonstrate strong business judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation communication skills.

WORK SCHEDULE:

Business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Extended business hours and weekends will be required.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

None required

TRAVEL DEMANDS:

Some travel will be required as needed.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; drive, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. The employee will be required to work long hours as needed.

COMMENTS The position described above is a general outline of the job’s responsibilities and requirements.  The duties may increase or decrease at any time at the discretion of management


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Contract-to-hire Full Stack Developer/CTO Opportunity in Dallas, TX

We have a Dallas, TX client, a financial technology company, that is looking for a Full Stack Developer/CTO Contract-to-hire to work on their comprehensive financial technology tool.

Here’s a brief description of the skills they are looking for:

1.            Front-end (the web UI):

a.            Microsoft ASP.NET / C# (pronounced c-sharp)

b.            Javascript

c.             Bootstrap

d.            SignalR for real-time communications

e.            We plan to migrate to React in the next major release

2.            Back-end servers (chat, level 2, quotes, indices, etc):

a.            Microsoft ASP.NET / C# (pronounced c-sharp)

b.            SignalR for real-time communications

3.            Application database (used for chat, stats, and user details)

a.            MySQL

4.            Results database (where the algo server puts results and the back-end servers read from)

a.            MongoDB

5.            Algo server

a.            Java

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7 IT salary and hiring trends for 2019

The IT industry continues to face a talent shortage, but businesses are getting creative to fill the necessary skills gaps for successful digital transformation.

When it comes to IT, change is a constant. Thanks to a wide range of maturing technologies and the threat of digital disruption, the pace of change in IT has accelerated — even in just the past year. But one facet of IT remains the same: that IT organizations continue to struggle to find enough talent to meet demand.

That talent gap puts pressure on IT hiring practices and on organizations’ ability to offer competitive salaries in a tight talent market. But emerging trends from the Robert Half 2019 Salary Guide suggest that organizations are adapting and finding ways to fill skills gaps, even if they can’t lure the top tech talent available.

Robert Half surveyed 2,600 IT hiring decision makers in North America to find trends in IT hiring and to uncover what businesses value when finding new candidates to hire. Whether you’re looking for new talent or embarking on new IT initiatives, here are seven trends impacting IT salaries and hiring this year.

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Direct-hire Full Stack Developer Opportunity in South Dallas, TX

Direct-hire Full Stack Developer Opportunity in South Dallas, TX

The Full Stack Developer will provide development skills to efficiently develop code that can be leveraged across multiple sites. It is important to build synergies around development objects for reuse rather than have to rebuild every time.  Will participate in technical design and visual design sessions providing input on best practices.  

We are looking for a dynamic and self-motivated person with a strong customer focus and the ability to work on key initiatives.  The individual will have a structured working approach and excellent analytical and communication skills

  • Working closely with our Sitecore Architect and Design Team to execute business critical projects from our strategic roadmap
  • Acting as first line of support on critical application and user interaction issues
  • Working closely with other members of the digital team to fully integrate the user experience across multiple platforms
  • Respond promptly to internal and external customer requests.
  • Execute daily, iteration and project level tasks on time and within committed timeframes.
  • Lead the design and development of assigned projects.
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of User Interface (UI)/User Experience (UX) designs
  • Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability while ensuring application security
  • Must also work closely with team members in a collaborative manner to achieve common team objectives.
  • Interface with business analysts and technical staff and be responsible for delivering complete work products
  • Takes direction from project team members and immediate supervisor, but takes initiative and shows leadership when appropriate
  • Ability to actively contribute from day one in a fast paced and evolving environment
  • Ability to work independently or on a team
  • Strong understanding of SDLC methodologies (Agile, SCRUM, other)

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or related discipline with an information technology focus or equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.  

Experience must include:

  • Minimum 3+ years of JavaScript, jQuery, and CSS development experience
  • Some C#, ASP .Net, Sitecore SXA, Angular, Knockout, Telerik Kendo UI, experience or awareness a plus
  • Async, Multi-Threaded, Concurrent, Multi-User development
  • Deep hands-on knowledge of the HTML5 and CSS.
  • Experience with source control, work item tracking, and build management with GIT (or similar)
  • .Net Core, MVC, Microservices, Web API and/or WCF Services with Entity Framework.
  • SQL Server
  • XML
  • entity framework
  • Linq
  • Postman tool
  • Proven experience delivering enterprise-level projects and solutions from inception through support
  • Experience with mobile development and/or mobile-first responsive design
  • Experience with agile methodologies
  • Excellent problem-solving techniques
  • Excellent communication skills (listening, oral and written communications)
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance
  • Strong relationship building and collaboration skills
  • Must be highly motivated self-starter
  • Excellent creative and analytical capabilities
  • Adaptable, creative problem solver wanting to help evolve digital maturity and influence adoption across the organization
  • Excellent oral, written, presentation and interpersonal communications skills; ability to effectively exercise tact, discretion, judgment and diplomacy when interacting and/or negotiating with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to present and explain technical information in a way that establishes rapport persuades others, and gains understanding.
  • Ability and willingness to accept responsibility, willingness to challenge established practices and draw relevant conclusions, including the persistence and willingness to take calculated risk, to stimulate, market and sell new ideas within the organization.
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse work group, to achieve results through team efforts, and the desire and ability to motivate, persuade and direct the activities of others.
  • Ability to manage/implement projects and contributes to concept development, and ability to identify, analyze and resolve business issues through solution-oriented projects.
  • Ability to perform in a high-pressure environment and/or crisis situation and render good decisions to resolve the problems, maintain safety and ensure adherence to Corporate Code of Conduct.

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