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

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

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2011 Predictions for IT Management

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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Short-term Contract Sr. JDE BA Opportunity in Dallas, TX

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Contract Senior JDE Business Analyst

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

a. Participates in ERP and related system development lifecycle

Responsible for system development deliverables

Defines, creates and communicates appropriate process documents such as scope document, project plan, configuration document, QA plan, and training plan.

Implements and maintains key global system (ERP) setup

Participates in data conversion processes where necessary

Participates in QA process

Assists implementation teams with training, testing, and cutover support

b. Participates in change control process

Defines, creates and communicates change requests and functional specs for enhancement requirements such as reports, interfaces and interactive applications.

Works with senior management, as well as functional users

Communicates requirements to Programmer team

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:

a. Bachelors degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or BA with equivalent work experience

b. Minimum 5 years experience in JDE EnterpriseOne Financial configuration

c. Proven ability to deliver project with minimum external guidance

d. Specific knowledge of JDE G/L Financial suite applications, A/P applications, Inventory, Costing Manufacturing and Procure to Pay applications. Knowledge of Fixed assets applications a plus.

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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IT Staffing, IT Recruiting – Dice: US IT Hiring Set to Rise in 2011

The story “Dice: US IT hiring set to rise in 2011,” has been clarified to indicate that results cited were from two separate surveys. It was not clear from information provided by the company that the results were from two surveys. The first, second, fourth, seventh and 11th paragraphs have been clarified to indicate which results were cited. The paragraphs now read, in order:

IDG News Service — The story “Dice: US IT hiring set to rise in 2011,” has been clarified to indicate that results cited were from two separate surveys. It was not clear from information provided by the company that the results were from two surveys. The first, second, fourth, seventh and 11th paragraphs have been clarified to indicate which results were cited. The paragraphs now read, in order:

First:

Six in 10 hiring managers and technology recruiters expect to do more hiring in the first half of 2011 than in the previous six months, according to the latest Dice.com report on IT hiring plans.

Second:

Dice surveys human resource managers and recruiters of technology professionals across the U.S. every six months, and its parent company Dice Holdings also conducts surveys, the most recent of which indicates “slow gradual recovery in the labor market,” said Scot Melland, chairman, president and CEO of Dice Holdings, which operates the Dice.com IT and engineering jobs and recruiting services website. Nearly half of the almost 850 respondents in the most recent Dice.com survey say they expect to increase hiring by at least 10 percent in the first half of 2011, with another third expecting increases of 11 percent to 20 percent, and 15 percent forecasting hiring 21 percent to 30 percent more technology workers.

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Direct-hire Sr. Oracle DBA With a Great Company in Dallas, TX

Direct-hire Sr. Oracle DBA

Description:

* Experience  in the development of logical/physical Oracle RAC databases

* Experience with Oracle Enterprise Manager

* Identify architectural issues and propose alternatives

* Perform data modeling and process modeling

* Maintain and monitor 40+ databases

* Install upgrades and patches to existing databases

* Identify bottlenecks and perform database tuning

* Clone, copy and refresh databases from production environments to test environments utilizing automated scripts

* Implement, tune and manage RMan backup processes

* Administration experience in working with vendor supported applications

* Support the activities required to build and maintain customer relationships

* Look for opportunities to take advantage of leading edge technology within the workplace

* Perform system analysis and identify solutions to technical problems.

Requirements:

* Experience  in the development of logical/physical Oracle RAC databases

* Experience with Oracle Enterprise Manager

* Identify architectural issues and propose alternatives

* Perform data modeling and process modeling

* Maintain and monitor 40+ databases

* Install upgrades and patches to existing databases

* Identify bottlenecks and perform database tuning

* Clone, copy and refresh databases from production environments to test environments utilizing automated scripts

* Implement, tune and manage RMan backup processes

* Administration experience in working with vendor supported applications

* Support the activities required to build and maintain customer relationships

* Look for opportunities to take advantage of leading edge technology within the workplace

* Perform system analysis and identify solutions to technical problems.

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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IT Jobs That Need Filling

Even with thousands upon thousands of experienced IT pros looking for work, many information technology executives say they are finding it difficult to find talented workers in several key areas of their organizations. Maybe they’re not trying hard enough, or maybe they’re just looking in the wrong places or maybe there exists a mismatch between available workers and the specific jobs open in today’s marketplace. IT staffing firm Robert Half Technology recently asked the following question of 1,400 IT leaders, from companies with more than 100 employees: “In which functional area is it most challenging to find skilled IT professionals?” The answer was something of a mixed bag and one that leaves many questions about the state of IT hiring.  The execs mentioned a number of specific tasks that are going begging, with spots in networking, security and help desk support taking the top spots. Only a relatively small fraction said they could find all the talent they need. Where are you experiencing problems in the job market?

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Direct-hire Sr Desktop Engineer Opportunity with a Great Company in Grapevine, TX

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Location: Grapevine, TX

Sr Desktop Engineer

Required Experience

· Intimately knows the insides of Windows client platforms (XP, Win7)

· Must at least know how to script with VBScript

· Experience with a variety of client management tools in order to make educated recommendations (Ie, Antivirus, Patch Management, etc)

· Experience with OS deployment methods such as sysprep, ghosting, unattended install, etc

· Must be able to work with IT architects, support staff, server & network engineering, DBAs and developers in order to solve complex problems that span multiple disciplines as well as lead projects or architect client solutions that require support from multiple teams.

· Must know how to do basic SQL queries

Preferred Experience

· Programming experience such as with VB.NET, C#, etc

· Intermediate to Advanced SQL query experience

· Experience with MDT imaging technologies

· Experience working with locked down end points such as public facing systems (kiosks, library systems, digital signage, etc)

· Experience designing and implementing client solutions that meet regulatory requirements such as SOX, PCI, etc.

· Administration experience in products that GameStop employs today (Remoteware, BigFix, MDT, EPO/AntiVirus, Service Desk Express)

· MCSE with at least an educational knowledge of Server technologies if not working experience

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Contract Telecom Voice Services Opportunity in Addison, TX

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– 5+ years industry experience in supporting voice services at enterprise level

– 5+ years experience with Nortel BCM voice platforms

– Experience troubleshooting phone system issues.

– Ability to manage and multi-task voice related telecom projects.

– Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills

– Excellent communications skills / people skills

– Ability to create and manipulate Word and Excel documents

This contractor will perform the following:

– Update Sol’n tickets
– Work on LD codes, Password resets, updating station names
– Manage trouble tickets with Granite / Verizon / Mid-South
– Update BCM logins and documentation
– Assist with business cases and Audits
– Update calendar with all forecasted installs / break-fix cases


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?

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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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– 5+ years industry experience in supporting voice services at enterprise level

– 5+ years experience with Nortel BCM voice platforms

– Experience troubleshooting phone system issues.

– Ability to manage and multi-task voice related telecom projects.

– Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills

– Excellent communications skills / people skills

– Ability to create and manipulate Word and Excel documents

This contractor will perform the following:

– Update Sol’n tickets
– Work on LD codes, Password resets, updating station names
– Manage trouble tickets with Granite / Verizon / Mid-South
– Update BCM logins and documentation
– Assist with business cases and Audits
– Update calendar with all forecasted installs / break-fix cases


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 contract?

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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How to Save U.S. IT Jobs

Most of the government activity related to creating or securing U.S. IT jobs, curbing offshore outsourcing, restoring America’s IT competitiveness, and limiting temporary visas for foreign tech workers has been more grandstanding than grand plans. Here, 10 outsourcing experts offer their proposals for restoring America’s IT labor force.

CIO  — While popular in the halls of Congress, the additional H-1 B visa fees tacked on to the most recent immigration appropriations bill drew mostly criticism outside of Washington. Some critics say it went too far; others say it didn’t go far enough. Most agreed that the move would do little to protect or create U.S. IT jobs.

Meanwhile, the more substantial H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2009, introduced by Senators Richard Durbin and Chuck Grassley, has been in committee since April 2009and is expected to stay put through the remainder of the year.

Phil Fersht, founder of outsourcing analyst firm Horses for Sources, views Congress’s recent efforts to curb offshore outsourcing as “merely political grandstanding from the protectionist lobby that will only encourage further offshoring.”

As Americans prepare to celebrate Labor Day, CIO.com asked some leading minds—academics and analysts, outsourcing consultants and IT services executives—what the federal government ought to do to help create IT jobs and maintain U.S. competitiveness in the global technology market. Here are their proposals.

Make the Domestic Workforce Priority One

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IT Careers: There’s More to an IT Career Than Technology

As IT roles move up the value chain, companies like Johnson & Johnson, State Street, W.W. Grainger, General Mills and Xerox are looking to hire smart, tech-savvy, collaborative business professionals for 20- or 30-year multifaceted careers, not for IT jobs.

Computerworld  — As IT roles move up the value chain, companies like Johnson & Johnson, State Street (STT), W.W. Grainger (GWW), General Mills and Xerox are looking to hire smart, tech-savvy, collaborative business professionals for 20- or 30-year multifaceted careers, not for IT jobs.

“I believe the idea of hiring people for a job is well past,” says LaVerne Council, CIO at Johnson & Johnson. Instead, Council and other savvy IT and business leaders are more focused than ever on developing sophisticated job-rotation programs and flexible career paths that offer employees exposure and experience throughout the enterprise and significantly boost their opportunities to move up and branch out within the company over time.

“We have a talent management process where we help people coach their careers into various different roles — business to IT, and IT to the business. But we do it as well within IT, from infrastructure to applications to change management and to all of the other various functions within IT,” says W.W. Grainger CIO Tim Ferrarell.

So far, it’s a strategy that appears to be working. Ferrarell, for example, started out at Grainger in merchandising and product management, then progressed through marketing and strategy before moving to IT seven years ago. Grainger’s CEO, Jim Ryan, is a former CIO.

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