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JOB TITLESENIOR NETWORK ENGINEER

 

REPORTS TO:  Systems Architect

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

This role is part of the IT Infrastructure Team in the Network and Telecommunications Group. The role will include (but is not limited to) engineering, deploying and configuring network systems. This position is an integral part of enterprise network design, bringing industry best practice to the engineering process. It requires a high level of technical aptitude to address network problems and discuss solutions with a technical and/or executive audience. The Senior Network Engineer will ensure a stable and secure networking environment for our client and its affiliates. You will own and resolve network-related incidents and requests within SLA’s as the last level of support during outages or equipment issues. Managing the company’s core network infrastructure, as well as supporting initiatives related to network and telecommunications, will be part of daily tasks. The ideal candidate will have a solid technical background across multiple network vendor solutions as well as exceptional communication and organizational skills. The Senior Network Engineer will be honest, accurate and professional in all their daily interactions with team members, business partners and residents. They will treat everyone with dignity and respect while engaged in company business at the office or offsite.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Responsible for engineering, implementing and maintaining clients’ complex network infrastructure
  • Assumes lead role in the Network and Telecommunications Group
  • Design stable and secure network systems using industry best practice
  • Document procedures for network hardware/software configuration and use.
  • Document technical specifications and operating standards for network and telecommunications equipment.
  • Develop and maintain toolsets that monitor network health and performance
  • Generate concise reports on network health, performance and utilization
  • Forecast network technology costs and growth by performing trend analysis and capacity planning using available data sets forecasting models
  • Manage security incidents and perform Root Cause Analysis
  • Manage enterprise routing, switching and wireless devices
  • Manage firewalls, VPN concentrators, IDS/IPS and other security appliances
  • Manage Cloud Networks, Cisco Nexus and Meraki equipment
  • Manage core infrastructure networks at our data centers
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to identify business requirements for proposed network initiatives and deliver sound technical solutions
  • Work with network administrators and various groups throughout the company to deploy, decommission, or relocate network equipment and devices.
  • Serve as the Subject Matter Expert on network related issues
  • Provide coaching sessions for knowledge transfer in a small group setting
  • Conduct presentation and whiteboard sessions for company executives
  • Document step-by-step procedures to fix known issues, established solutions or processes in the company knowledge base.
  • Engineer solutions to enforce network policies and procedures, assuring users and devices adhere to company security standards.
  • Optimize network performance from the core network to the endpoints
  • Implement network management tools for day to day operations
  • Develop and document network scripts to automate common network tasks

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or Engineering
  • Minimum eight (8) years of experience supporting large multivendor networks, ten (10) years experience is preferred
  • Minimum four (4) years of experience engineering and supporting large multivendor voice and data networks
  • CCIE Certification is desired; CCNA a minimum
  • Experience with large, multi-site enterprise network systems
  • Solid experience designing and implementing virtualized networks
  • Solid experience designing and implementing networks using interior and exterior routing protocols
  • Solid experience designing and implementing IP network delivery services for voice, video and other types of application data
  • Ability to discuss network component capabilities and perform advanced integration with multiple 3rd party products and services.
  • Experience with telecom/data carrier provisioning, billing, and troubleshooting procedures
  • Experience with current best practices in IT standards, principles, and security practices
  • Expert knowledge of core networking concepts including switching, routing, and wireless technologies
  • Expert knowledge of network principles, design, security and implementation
  • Expert knowledge of network security, firewalls, IDS/IPS systems, wireless Access Points
  • Expert knowledge of MPLS, QoS, VPN IPSec and SSL technologies
  • Expert knowledge of TCP/IP, EIGRP, BGP, HSRP and VRRP
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Respond effectively and in a timely manner to sensitive inquiries and complaints.
  • Individual accountability and contributions within a team-based environment
  • Use metrics and establish KPI’s to identify common problems
  • Perform root cause analysis to pinpoint deficiencies in design
  • Maintaining company standards and ensuring they are adhered to, as well as establishing new standards when there is a gap in policy
  • Work proactively and cooperatively to increase capabilities of the operations team
  • Ability to take initiative and move projects forward with limited direction
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to work at a swift pace with minimal supervision
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ease with building/establishing rapport with people and teams at all levels of the organization
  • Professional demeanor, goal-oriented, self-motivated, creative, flexible and adaptable to new situations
  • Passion for learning, trying new things, understanding what works and quickly adjusting what doesn’t

 

TECHNOLOGY SKILLSET:

Cisco Switches, Routers and Firewalls

LAN, WAN and WLAN

MPLS, EIGRP, BGP

Cisco Call Manager and Avaya IP Office

VoIP Design and Implementation

Capacity planning

 

WORK SCHEDULE:

This role is based in our corporate office located in Dallas, Texas; primary schedule will be 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM; after hours availability and on-call rotation is required on an as-needed basis.

 

 

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BENEFITS:

 

Other benefits of the Senior Network Engineer role include:

 

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Vacation and Paid Time Off
  • Sick
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Holidays
  • Training for CEU’s Credits

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Direct-hire .Net Web Developer Opportunity in Downtown Dallas, TX 
Our downtown client is looking for a Senior .Net Web Developer.  The client wants someone who’s ambitious to learn and grow. They will be bringing in new technologies and wants someone who has ideas and who goes home at night and takes initiative to learn any new technologies that they implement. Continue educating themselves in technology. Not looking for someone who is an 8-5 person. Needs to love what they do and be outgoing.
They want to do releases every 6-8 weeks – plan: gather requirements, developer and roll them out. At some point the client will be moving to angularjs and bootstrap so they will be able to learn new technologies.

Salary: 90-100K
Web Senior Developer
At least 8-10 years of solid experience building enterprise web sites.
Experience in Microsoft development technologies is required.
Experience with hosting/configuring large scale web sites.
Experience with enterprise security.
Experience in working with remote resources (Near shore/offshore) is preferred and should be open to it.
Conversion of WordPress sites to enterprise web portals is required.
Positive attitude.
Office in downtown, No work from home policy.
Should expect fast paced environment with multiple priorities.
.net with a SQL Backend. Microsoft Stack Developer; this person will be converting all company websites and bring them in house to help business manage websites

If you have this experience, feel you are a fit for this position, and are interested, please send an email to mhanes@provisiontechgroup.com including answers to the following the questions:

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4) What is your current salary or pay rate?

5) Are you currently eligible to work for any employer in the US?

6) When is the best time to contact you and what # can you be reached at for this opportunity?

 

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Mike Hanes
ProVisionTech

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http://www.linkedin.com/in/mikehanes

 

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Direct-hire Manager Networking & Communications Opportunity with a Great Company in Dallas, TX

Manager Networking & Communications

Job Description:

This position will report to the Director of Technical Services and Operations and will be responsible for the Networking and Communications team. Accountability includes but is not limited to; the on time delivery of projects, day to day operations, outage resolution, employee development and budget planning and tracking.

· Manage the day to day activities of the Network and Communications team. This includes performance appraisals, career development and mentoring team members

· Responsible for Network and VoIP architecture, Standards and Practices

· Responsible for Network Security (PCI)

· Responsible for managing budget for equipment and ongoing expenses for data circuits and etc.

· Negotiate and manage contracts with third party providers and vendors.

· Responsible for maintaining all network systems, applications, security and configurations.

· Test and evaluate network systems to eliminate problems and make improvements.

· Creates and maintains disaster recovery plans.

· Responsible for evaluating and ensuring all upgrades, patches, and new applications and devices are deployed properly.

Requirements:

· Bachelor’s degree and 8-10 years experience in the field or related area.

· Must have experience with both Juniper and Cisco devices.

· Advanced knowledge of firewalls, wireless devices, routing principals, and network architecture along with knowledge of  Voice over IP (VoIP)

· 3+ years in a leadership role.

· 3+ years managing capital and expense budgets

If you have this experience, feel you are a fit for this position, and are interested, please answer the questions below:

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2) What is your availability to start?

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4) What is your current salary or pay rate?

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Contract Backup Administrator Opportunity in Dallas, TX

POSITION SCOPE: We are seeking an experienced Backup Administrator to define, design and implement ITIL-Compliant Processes for regular backup and recovery of Windows/Intel Servers. Manage execution, monitoring, and reporting of regular backup jobs and works with systems administrators to ensure reliability and integrity of installed equipment.

Experience:

5+ years as Backup Administrator or Systems Administrator in a Windows environment

3 years experience with VMware

3 years experience with Symantec Net Backup or Tivoli Storage Manager or Commvault

Education:

BS Degree or Equivalent Experience

If you have this experience, feel you are a fit for this position, and are interested, please answer the questions below:

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5) Are you currently eligible to work for any employer in the US?

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Contract Systems Engineer Opportunity in Dallas, TX

POSITION SCOPE: We are seeking an experienced Systems Engineer to assist with the implementation, maintenance and daily operations of our Microsoft Windows Server Infrastructure. The successful candidate will have extensive Microsoft Windows and VMware Server experience in a large enterprise environment.

The successful candidate for the position of Systems Engineer (Intel) will be expected to perform the following tasks:

Server builds and migrations,

load testing,

performance tuning,

capacity planning and sizing,

operating system installation and configuration,

operating system upgrades and patches,

system and process monitoring,

process documentation,

VMware support and implementation,

Citrix support and implementation,

backup support and implementation,

and help desk ticket resolution.

Job Requirements:

Experience installing and supporting Windows Operating Systems

Experience configuring and troubleshooting server hardware

Experience installing and supporting VMware ESX Clusters

Experience creating file systems from San Raid Groups

Experience with enterprise level backup systems

Experience with server monitoring and tuning utilities

Experience with active directory including multiple domains and OUS

Working knowledge of Ethernet and fiber channel networks

Ability to conceptualize alternative approaches to problem resolution

Ability to adjust, sort and distinguish priorities

Ability to take ownership of an assignment through to completion

Detail oriented with excellent oral and written communication skills

Experience:

5+ years of Windows Server experience in a large enterprise environment – Required

3+ years of large VMware Cluster experience – Required

2+ years of storage area network experience – Required

2+ years technical writing– Preferred

2+ years Project Management – Preferred

Education:

BS Degree or Equivalent Experience

If you have this experience, feel you are a fit for this position, and are interested, please answer the questions below:

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4) What is your current salary or pay rate?

5) Are you currently eligible to work for any employer in the US?

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ASP.Net web services

January 12th, 2011

ASP.Net web services

ASP.Net Programming is the fastest growing web development platform in the world today. Asp.net web applications are faster and provide better performance to your web applications. The .net developers make usage of advanced compilation and caching techniques to thereby making server applications faster in .NET Framework. Asp.net web development services also helps in increasing developer’s productivity. The .NET developers reap huge productivity gains by using .net class libraries helping in over all memory management. Asp.net web services helps in integration with Existing Systems to build dynamic web applications and also facilitates easy deployment. Asp.net web applications ensure mobility support and integration of over 20 programming languages to choose the best among them. Asp.net technology allows us to carry on the WEB almost all software solutions. You will be able to share any services and resources with users and customers. ASP.Net Programming, an advanced technology similar to the ASP Programming will automatically detect any changes, and then it will dynamically compile the files if needed, and stores the compiled results to reuse for subsequent requests. The dynamic compilation ensures that your application is always up to date, and this compiled execution makes it fast. The simplicity and speed of ASP.Net applications meets the highest modern standards. ASP.NET takes care of detecting the type of browser and browser compatibility issues when it generates code for a server control. The benefits of asp.net web services are it facilitates high speed of development, availability of cross-platform migration, increased productivity, reliability, security, access to the opportunities of .NET Framework Library, relatively short learning curve for developers, easy configurations of applications and security. ASP.Net technology helps in displaying data, validating user input, and uploading files in an easy way. The best feature of this is that it works in all browsers including Netscape, Opera, AOL, and Internet Explorer.

If you are looking to HIRE ASP .NET developer or Hire ASP.NET Programmer with very good experience in full life-cycle of Asp.net projects, then you are at the right place. Why Hire an ASP.NET programmer from Us? We give a lot of importance to customer satisfaction. ProVisionTech has been able to draw a profound line of quality work in ASP.NET development across the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

If you would like to hire asp.net developers or asp.net programmers, please Contact Us to work out the specific details for your asp.net requirements or call us at 972-200-7171. We will be glad to share our expertise with you.

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Contract-to-hire SQL Server DBA Opportunity in Dallas, TX

Enjoy working for a company that respects and encourages individual ability and creativity and values winning as a team. Take a challenging position in a global company which is uniquely positioned as the market leader. This client has been named a BusinessWeek 50 “best in class” company for three years in a row and one of the best large companies to work for in Dallas by the Dallas Business Journal for several years in a row.

Our Client is looking for a JD Edwards Programmer Analyst knowledgeable in a large JDE Development Environment. This is an exciting career advancement position where the Developer will be responsible for providing technical solutions to business challenges. You will interact with the Functional analysts, and the business leaders to design, develop and help implement the solutions that extend the basic JDE functionality in a supportive company environment.

Responsibilities will include analysis of user requests to determine feasibility and technical design of delivered specifications, developing project plans, workload estimates and schedules for assigned projects, performing complex systems analysis/design work for new or modified systems being developed by client IT staff and or consultant delivered systems, as well as programming solutions, often complex, using JDE technologies .

The ideal Developer should possess a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field, or, equivalent combination of education and experience and a minimum of five years work experience in Information Systems. Extensive working experience with JDE is required.

Responsibilities

*Managing and maintaining various, complex production and non-production databases.

* Responsible for standards and design of physical data storage, maintenance, access, and security administration.

* Optimizing database access and allocating/re-allocating database resources for optimum configuration, database performance and cost.

* Installing, upgrading, refreshing and maintaining all database environments.

* Responsible for the day to day database administrative tasks, such as: proactive monitoring, error checking, performance tuning, trouble-shooting, back-up and recovery.

* Collaborating with project teams to set up database, DB interface, and production set-up and configuration.

* Managing user security and access to databases to provide controlled access environment.

* Investigating, reviewing, applying and testing all patches and bug fixes in the database environment and providing consultation on patch management, custom interface design and operational implementation.

* Interacting with developers and programmers in order to design/review programs, custom interfaces and queries according to standards.

* Utilizing data management tools such as SSIS, SSAS, DTS, and SSRS

* Will be required to be on an on-call rotation

Qualifications

* Bachelor’s degree preferred.

* 5 to 7+ years’ experience of Database Administration, Database Design, Performance Analysis, and Production Support

* Preferred industry related certifications

* Expert knowledge of Microsoft SQL 2000/2005 or greater, 2005+ preferred

* Expert knowledge in installation, backup, and restoring of SQL databases

* Strong database administration skills with an emphasis on enterprise scale architecture

* Expert knowledge of database security methodologies. Including SQL security, mixed security, server roles, and database roles

* Strong knowledge of Data Management Tools SSIS, SSAS, DTS, and SSRS

* Strong understanding of business continuity and disaster recovery processes and procedures

* Strong knowledge of clustering and replication

* Strong knowledge of import, export, and bulk copy processes

* Ability to use Microsoft tools to troubleshoot performance related issues

Performance Monitor

Profiler

Query execution plans

* Ability to use Microsoft tools to troubleshoot logic, syntax, deadlock issues

* Working knowledge of Windows Server 2003 or greater

If you have this experience, feel you are a fit for this position, and are interested, please answer the questions below:

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3) Are you open to contract or contract-to-hire?

4) What is your current salary or pay rate?

5) Are you currently eligible to work for any employer in the US?

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2011 will be a big year for IT change and growth, here is a look at a few predictions for how the IT industry will change.

2011 will be a big year for IT change and growth, especially as IT budgets are back on the rise – Gartner has even predicted that spending, specifically on IT, will increase by 60% (per employee). Here is a look at a few predictions on how the IT industry will change and grow over the next year:

A new hybrid desktop world is emerging, where users interact with multiple sessions (or “screens”). The primary screen for most users is still their local rich desktop that resides at their physical workstation, but more and more that’s being supplemented with a form of a virtual desktop. These can be hosted in the data center on Terminal Services, directly on a hypervisor, or on the client through type-1 or 2 hypervisors. In addition, multiple models for application delivery have emerged (i.e. application virtualization and streaming), which also cannot be effectively managed with legacy product sets. With all these new forms of desktop “screens”, hosting centers and application delivery mechanisms coming together, IT is facing major management challenges. Organizations need to look at a more strategic desktop management platform to help streamline the oversight of their desktops and also increase the automation functionality used in making updates and/or changes to this part of their environment. Most current models do not support this type of management. Some of the major technology providers, like Microsoft and Citrix provide multiple desktop and application delivery products, yet they do not currently provide a unified way of managing these related, yet disparate models. Now imagine trying to manage a multi-vendor delivery environment? The need for a unified management solution becomes crystal clear.

With Windows XP support ending at the end of this year, the need for a central management solution will also be enhanced by a predicted jump in the adoption rate for Windows 7 in 2011. During the Windows 7 migration, IT managers will face significant challenges when dealing with the reconfiguration of user settings, as with most updates of this kind. However, there is a solution to make this and future migrations easier. Separating a user’s desktop environment from the underlying operating system and hardware is one way to create an infrastructure that is more adaptable to change. This type of dynamic desktop environment allows IT to centrally manage changes like migrations or wide-spread updates without disrupting the access that employees need to their applications, data and printers, etc, and allowing users to retain their personal settings.

Security will also be extremely important in 2011, especially in the hybrid environments discussed above. Once the environment becomes centrally managed from a single console, security is simplified as it enables consistent security across the entire infrastructure. When considering security, the dynamic desktop environment should also employ a context aware approach. This is another area we expect to see growth continue in 2011. With this functionally, IT can determine which rights and limitations apply to a particular user based on their location or even time of day, and apply those rights to applications, data, printing and personal settings. As a result, IT can ensure that users get only the services they need, when they need them and also create rules to ensure certain sensitive applications, like financial databases, aren’t accessible from unsecure login points.

The last trend we see coming to light in 2011 is an increased demand for solutions that improve automation across infrastructures. This will be a critical feature in ensuring IT sees faster return on investment from all of its technology investments. After unifying and managing each desktop and application delivery platform, the end-user experience and

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Dear Applicant,

My name is Mike and I’m a recruiter at ProVisionTech Group. Our records show that you are an experienced professional with experience with Procurement Processes. This experience is relevant to one of my current openings.

If this opportunity is not a good match for your skills or you are not available but know someone who is, please forward this email to them as we pay referral fees for anyone you refer that we place with a client.

This is 3 year contract opportunity with the possibility of extension

Long-term Contract Procurement Opportunities With Great Company in Dallas, TX

Client needs one Sr Procurement Consultant and one Procurement Analyst for a 3 year contract that has the possibility to be extended.

Management/Organizational Development and Effectiveness

Consultants activities may include, but are not limited to:

a) Conduct an analysis of Client’s Procurement performance and effectiveness.

b) Identify peer transit systems and conduct a comparison of their performance to Client Procurement’s.

c) Identify performance gaps as compared to peers.

d) Develop recommendations to address any identified performance gaps.

e) Develop recommended changes required in key operations and processes to improve productivity and efficiency based on best practices, industry, or comparable transit experience.

f) Recommend overall organizational structure design and staffing needs based on maintaining current

levels of operation while improving efficiency.

g) Work directly with customer management in applying advanced principles, theories, and concepts to a wide range of work in the areas of planning, deployment, operation and/or enhancement of telecommunications and information technology systems.

Performance Optimization

Consultant activities may include, but are not limited to:

a) Assist Client with implementing and sustaining a continuous improvement process within Client Procurement, and related departments that applies to all levels of the organization.

b) Conduct reviews of functions and processes.

c) Assist Client with transitioning Client to sustain high performance, high reward teams, and culture.

d) Assist Client with customer, supplier and stakeholder surveys, including development of survey tools, conducting surveys and focus groups, and evaluating and reporting results.

Business System Performance and Operations

Evaluate Client Procurement and related Departments’ current and future business performance, processes, and operations. Specific consultant activities may include, but are not limited to:

a) Assist Client in an evaluation of its current and future business performance, processes, and operations. b) Apply process improvement and reengineering methodologies and principles to conduct process modernization projects.

c) Serve as key coordinator between multiple project teams to ensure Agency-wide integration of reengineering efforts.

d) Align and streamline its business functions with its objectives. e) Identify the organizational structure required to support and operate the business.

f) Assist Client with implementation of replacement procurement technology, including requisition/purchase orders, sourcing, contract management, and supply chain management.

g) Advise and assist with the development and implementation of supply chain management and strategic sourcing systems.

Project Management

Consultant activities may include, but are not limited to working with Procurement and related Departments to:

a) Translate customer requirements into formal plans that culminate in customer acceptance of the proposed solutions while meeting business objectives.

b) Lead a team in planning, initiating, controlling, executing, and closing tasks of a project or segment of a project to produce the desired solution.

c) Formulate partnerships between customers, suppliers, and staff to anticipate potential project related problems using refined techniques for identifying, eliminating, or mitigating solution, project, and business risks.

d) Apply a strong understanding of customer, industry, and business trends to analyze information or situations, and implement actions to ensure project objectives are met, either independently or through the management team.

e) Analyze new and complex project related problems, and create innovative solutions, involving finance, scheduling, technology, methodology, tools, and other components, as necessary.

Capacity Building

Work with the Client Procurement management team on efforts to ensure it has the appropriate capacity and skills to fulfill its goals and objectives.

Specific consultant activities may include, but are not limited to:

a) Development of a capacity and skills assessment.

b) Identification of appropriate training programs or delivery of targeted training.

c) Development of training materials or institutionalized support systems or initiatives.

Procurement Support.

Client may require support from professional procurement specialists to support or lead procurement processes for specific and complex transactions, including procurement planning, development of specifications, statements of work and sourcing documents, evaluation of offers, negotiations, and contract administration. The level of support required may range from procurement staff augmentation to complete outsourcing of a specific contract or contract portfolio. The procurement specialists must be or become thoroughly familiar with Client, customer, and government regulations, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance during procurement activities.

Examples of required procurement category expertise include:

a) Acquisition of complex capital assets such as locomotives, buses, and streetcars

b) Procurement of information and communication technology, including software, hardware, and related services

c) Contracting for complex systems, including a universal fare payment card “Rapidcard” and mobility management services using performance based contracts and Public Private Partnerships

d) Competitive outsourcing of services and systems, including “make or buy” analyses

e) Procurement of energy, including electricity, fuels, and associated services

The procurement specialists may be required to perform cost and price analyses of various contractual documents and transactions.

If you have this experience, feel you are a fit for this position, and are interested, please answer the questions below:

1) Do you have an updated Word copy of your resume?

2) What is your availability to start?

3) Are you open to a long-term contract position?

4) What is your current salary or pay rate?

5) Are you currently eligible to work for any employer in the US?

6) When is the best time to contact you and what # can you be reached at for this opportunity?

We pay for referrals, so if this opportunity is not a good match for your skills or you are not available but know someone who is, please forward this link to them.

Regards,

Mike Hanes
ProVisionTech

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