JOB SEEKERS

Our team works hard everyday to help develop your skills and advance your career. Advantage Tech is a leader in technical and professional staffing. We are focused on Kansas City and Omaha, but we also recruit nationwide for contract, contract-to-hire and permanent positions. Browse through our current job openings below and click for more details – THEN APPLY!

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Title Location Job ID
SR. NET Developer Omaha, NE 8381

Are you looking for a non micro management and casual shop for your next development shop?  This company has lots of flexibility and allows you to have fun and work hard.  ***They offer stock options and fully vested after 6 years****

They are seeking a .Net developer who is a self starter and can bring ideas to the table for client development.  

Let's talk about this casual comfortable dress attire and their family/employee gatherings!

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Credential Rep Role Independence, MO 8380

Advantage Tech is seeking a Credential Rep for our Lee's Summit client.  

 JOB DESCRIPITON:

·         Administers the credentialing process via vendor network. Works independently to coordinate, develop, monitor and maintain the credentialing process under the supervision of the Supervisor, Credentialing.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs reviews of provider applications. Determines eligibility by applying GEHA’s credentialing criteria and submits completed files to the Peer Review Committee and supervisor for approval and participation in the network.
  • Attends Peer Review Committee and provides reports regarding provider application information.
  • Analyzes and resolves provider file issues, tracks progress on vendor network management, and produces reports.
  • Reviews and analyzes provider file changes.
  • Responds to provider inquiries received by letter, phone, or from internal departments.
  • Administers re-credentialing of network providers.
  • Reviews and monitors provider complaint and grievance files.
  • Assists supervisor with denied provider and quality assurance processes.
  • Assists other team members as needed to maintain departmental TAT.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires two years (60 hours) of college
  • Requires two years of experience in managed care or health insurance administration, business administration, sales/marketing, or account management
  • Additional years of analytic experience may be considered in lieu of education
  • Requires effective verbal and written communication skills to communicate with providers and GEHA management staff

PREFERRED:

  • Salesforce
  • Highly detail oriented
  • Medical or Dental office – duties include filing insurance, licensing, re-credentialing

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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Full Stack Developer Overland Park, KS 8379

Advantage Tech is looking for a Full Stack Developer for our Overland Park Client.  This Growing Software company is looking for a self-starting, experienced, and versatile software developer.  

This team meets and is responsible for rolling out regular releases to several web and desktop applications.  At a high level, this developer will be responsible for:

  • designing and implementing new features and functionality for both new and existing web and desktop applications
  • conducting R&D with new libraries, frameworks, and technologies
  • reviewing code and fixing bugs
  • contributing to product documentation
  • communicating openly and effectively with co-workers and customers
  • We utilize development methodologies and typically follow a 2-week release cadence. In addition to our daily scrum meetings, we also meet weekly to share our progress with the entire team.

 

We make use of Azure DevOps for backlog and issue tracking. We aren’t afraid of trying new technology and make a point of regularly evaluating new tooling, libraries, and frameworks.

 

Skills & Requirements

Our ideal candidate will exhibit:

  • proven experience developing large, rich JavaScript and .NET applications
  • demonstrable skills working with responsive design, HTML 5, and CSS
  • a solid command and understanding of C# and ASP.NET, .NET Core is  a plus
  • the ability to work easily in a variety of programming languages and environments to support a variety of web and desktop applications
  • an approach of always writing code as if they are the ones that will have to maintain it over the long haul
  • a serious interest in learning about and trying out new technologies and platforms

 

In addition, the following would be beneficial:

  • a working knowledge of SQL (ideally SQL Server)
  • experience developing JavaScript applications using TypeScript
  • professional-level written and verbal communications skills
  • If you have the experience and skills listed, we’d love to hear from you.

 

Our Technology Stack

  • Web Applications
    • On the server-side, our web applications typically leverage ASP.NET (C#) and SQL Server.
    • On the client-side, we make heavy use of JavaScript to create rich client-side experiences.  We typically utilize a Gulp-based build system to generate our client-side code (CSS, JavaScript) from our source TypeScript and LESS files and to maximize our control over the build process.
  • Desktop Applications
    • Our .NET based Windows desktop applications are designed to complement our internal processes and practices.

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our clients.  Advantage Tech’s customized recruiting model enables us to place consultants locally and nationally. Our clients want the best candidate at the most reasonable rate within a set timeframe; that’s precisely what we provide them.  We go even further.   Our consultant retention program gives our clients the added comfort our people will perform well and finish the project.

Please visit advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities

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Automated QA Tester Kansas City, MO 8375

Advantage Tech is looking for a UFT QA Tester for our Kansas City, MO Client. This position will be working on customer facing web applications. This person will work directly with multiple IT areas and the business partners.

 

Required Skills:

  • 3+ years direct experience writing and performing automated software testing utilizing Unified Functional Testing (UFT) / QuickTest Pro (QTP) – THEY MUST HAVE UFT/QTP EXPERIENCE
  • Understands automation best practices and can architect, develop and debug medium to complex level automation scripts
  • Skill set enables automation of at least 75% of test cases for existing functionality. This includes the execution of existing automation test scripts as well as personally writing, executing and maintaining automated test scripts
  • Executes automated tests developed by others to exercise system as appropriate to achieve required coverage
  • 3+ years’ experience testing web-based applications; experienced in browser testing and responsive design testing
  • 3+ years’ experience testing API services including using automated testing tools to develop and perform the tests
  • Good verbal communication and interpersonal skills are essential for collaborating with others
  • Experience with various technologies including XML, Web Services, .Net, JAVA and SQL, Putty, SQL Query, Soap UI
  • 3+ years experience working on an Agile/Scrum team
  • Strong active listening skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer related studies or equivalent quality assurance work

 

           

Desired, but not required:

  • 3+ years direct experience performing software testing with open source solutions (Selenium, Cucumber, Serenity, GIT, Jenkins, Rest Assured)
  • Experience with TFS or similar Agile Project Management Tools
  • 2+ years Java experience utilizing VB Script
  • 2+ years’ experience developing and performing queries against a SQL database environment
  • 3+ years banking or financial services industry

 

Deliverable / Statement of Work:           

Ongoing Digital Banking projects as scheduled

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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Network Administrator Lenexa, KS 8374

Advantage Tech is looking for a Network/VM Ware Administrator for our Lenexa, KS Client.  

Job Details:

Responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day administration of the datacenter network, servers, and platform software
  • Development and support of automation routines
  • Acting as an escalation point for datacenter-related customer issues
  • Providing technical support to internal users
  • Reviewing systems log and responding to incidents
  • Performing routine maintenance and upgrades on systems/software

What you will need to be successful:

  • A passion for technology
  • Must be self-directed
  • Must have excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Experience with managing large-scale VMWare environments
  • Experience with Windows and Linux servers
  • Experience with Java (JVM) administration/troubleshooting
  • Experience with shell scripting (Windows shell/PowerShell/bash) for automation
  • Experience with Python for automation
  • Experience with Cisco firewalls
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server
  • Experience with Active Directory
  • Tomcat/JBoss/Wildfly experience is a plus
  • Apache Web Server experience is a plus
  • Information Security experience/credentials are a plus
  • Programming background is a plus

 

Required Skills:

  • 3+ years of experience in IT systems administration
  • 3+ years experience with server virtualization platforms (VMWare preferred) is required
  • 3+ years experience administering server operating systems, shell scripting, J2SE/J2EE applications, database management systems, SQL, high availability technologies, and network hardware, highly desired
  • Experience with cloud platforms such as Azure and GCP is a plus
  • Programming background is a plus
  • Bachelor's degree in CS/CE, preferred

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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Help Desk Engineer Kansas City, MO 8373

Advantage Tech is looking for a Desktop Engineer for our Kansas City, Client

 

Education:         

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or a related field.  A+, MCP, MCSE or MCTS certification a plus.

 

Experience/Skills/Abilities:

  • An in-depth understanding of workstation operating system software and configuration with an emphasis on Microsoft software technologies.
  • Proven experience in mass workstation deployment using imaging/cloning tools.
  • Advanced installation, support and troubleshooting skills for workstation hardware, peripherals, and software applications.
  • Scripting skills in VB script, Windows Scripting Host, Powershell.
  • Proven experience in definition and design of system architecture for new or existing personal computer systems.
  • Experience with VMWare and other virtualization products.
  • Knowledge of contingency planning techniques and alternatives to ensure system up-time and disaster recovery options.
  • Familiarity with network troubleshooting including knowledge of TCP/IP protocol, switching and routing in a multi-site, enterprise environment.
  • Solid knowledge of Active Directory and group policy and its effects on workstation configuration and deployment and user environment settings.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and interact effectively with team members who may be from non-technical departments.
  • Ability to work independently and on several projects simultaneously with proven project management and implementation experience.
  • Willingness to research and test new technologies and advise on their applicability to operating environment.
  • Commitment to excellent customer service and possess a positive, upbeat attitude.

 

Duties and Responsibilities 

 

  • PC Configuration & Support
    • Responsible for creating and maintaining master images of workstation operating systems with standard applications for all workstations.
    • Responsible for creating documentation of the installation and configuration of workstation applications.
    • Coordinate installation and rollout of new workstations, including all asset management tasks.
    • Provide help desk support to users on workstation related hardware and software questions.
    • Coordinate warranty support issues with workstation manufacturers.
    • Plan, document, implement and coordinate backup, update and refresh strategies for remote workers.
    • Responsible for virus protection updates, operating system updates and software application updates on all workstations.
    • Participate in planning and implementation teams to refresh/rotate workstations at all locations.
    • Assist with management and application of workstation operating system patches.
  • Software Application Support
    • Primary IT Department contact for the installation, configuration and support of department specific applications.
    • Responsible for documenting setup of department applications, including workstation and server setup requirements.
    • Responsible for software application inventory tracking and license compliance.
  • IT Project Leader
    • Ability to participate on a team and add value to the team by utilizing  IT systems.
    • Willingness to research new technologies and advise on their usefulness
  • End user support
    • Posses a wide-range of experience with desktop, printers and applications support. 
    • Ability to troubleshoot and solve help desk related inquires. End user training as required.
  • Lean Enterprise
  • Establish and utilize frameworks and systems, including tools such as visual management, problem solving, standard work and kaizen.
  • Adheres to and promotes the HR Pledge
  • Ability to cooperate and commit in a team environment to achieve goals and deliverables
  • Resolve difficult or complicated challenges using the problem solving process
  • Actively embrace our core principals using courage, humility and kazien

 

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

None

 

Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Analytical—the individual synthesizes complex or diverse information.
  • Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Creativity—the individual is able to propose creative solutions to IT related tasks in order to add value to IT environment and solve end-user problems.
  • Communication—the individual is able to clearly express themselves and is polite and respectful to supervisors, peers and co-workers. 
  • Leadership—the individual inspires and motivates others to perform well, accepts feedback from others.
  • Teamwork—the individual is able to work effectively with others in a team environment.
  • Judgment—the individual displays willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgment and makes timely decisions.
  • Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
  • Confidentiality & Security—the individual will be exposed to confidential data and must use good judgment when handling secure data. 
  • Commitment to continued learning—the individual must be willing to learn and apply new technologies to IT environment.

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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Business Analyst Kansas City, MO 8372

Advantage Tech is looking for a Business Analyst for our Kansas City, MO client.  As a Business Analyst / Business Systems Analyst (Agile/Scrum) you will help define and deliver solutions that meet business objectives, and will serve as a facilitator between the business and IT in understanding the business’s needs. In partnership with Project Managers, Business Stakeholders, Senior Business Analysts and IT interfacing groups you will lead the eliciting, analyzing, validating and managing of requirements, business processes and high-level solution designs.

 

Responsibilities

  • Agile Practice & Team Role
    • Work in continuous delivery mode, analyzing and delivering features iteratively
    • Consistently demonstrate Agile processes and principles for effective delivery
    • Consistently demonstrate Lean principles for efficient delivery
  • Requirement Elicitation & User Story Management
    • Work with the Product Owners and Project Managers on defining the project’s detailed scope
    • Responsible for creating, refining and maintaining user stories and associated deliverables such as process flows and test cases to meet development and stakeholder needs
    • Responsible for translating legacy system code into requirements
    • Work with the Product Owner and other BAs on the prioritization of the product backlog of user stories
    • Work with the Product Owner, BAs, and Quality Assurance Analysts on defining acceptance criteria sufficiently for testing
    • Work with the Product Owner to confirm the delivered solution is in fulfillment of the stated requirements

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Business Analyst working on information technology projects.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as a Business Analyst in an agile project-based environment. Proficient with user stories, Scrum, Kanban, retrospectives, team planning and other related Agile techniques.
  • 2 years of recent experience of either Scrum or Kanban

 

Deliverable / Statement of Work:           

Ongoing Healthcare projects as scheduled

 

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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QA Tester Kansas City, MO 8371

Advantage Tech is looking for an 

an automated testing QA resource. This position will be working on customer facing web applications. This person will work directly with multiple IT areas and the business partners.

 

Required Skills:

  • 3+ years direct experience writing and performing automated software testing utilizing Unified Functional Testing (UFT) / QuickTest Pro (QTP)
  • Understands automation best practices and can architect, develop and debug medium to complex level automation scripts
  • Skill set enables automation of at least 75% of test cases for existing functionality. This includes the execution of existing automation test scripts as well as personally writing, executing and maintaining automated test scripts
  • Executes automated tests developed by others to exercise system as appropriate to achieve required coverage
  • 3+ years’ experience testing web-based applications; experienced in browser testing and responsive design testing
  • 3+ years’ experience testing API services including using automated testing tools to develop and perform the tests
  • Good verbal communication and interpersonal skills are essential for collaborating with others
  • Experience with various technologies including XML, Web Services, .Net, JAVA and SQL, Putty, SQL Query, Soap UI
  • 3+ years experience working on an Agile/Scrum team
  • Strong active listening skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer related studies or equivalent quality assurance work

 

           

Desired, but not required:

  • 3+ years direct experience performing software testing with open source solutions (Selenium, Cucumber, Serenity, GIT, Jenkins, Rest Assured)
  • Experience with TFS or similar Agile Project Management Tools
  • 2+ years Java experience utilizing VB Script
  • 2+ years’ experience developing and performing queries against a SQL database environment
  • 3+ years banking or financial services industry

 

Deliverable / Statement of Work:           

Ongoing Healthcare projects as scheduled

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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.Net Developer Kansas City, MO 8370

Advantage Tech is looking for a Developer in .NET developer with front-end experience in Vue JS or Knockout. This position will be working on customer facing web applications. This person will work directly with multiple IT areas and the business partners.    

 

Required:

  • Knowledge of C#, ASP.NET, MVC, JavaScript, and JS frameworks like Knockout and Vue
  • Intermediate development experience with SQL
  • Basic understanding of relational database concepts and design processes
  • Individual must be self-motivated and proactive with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly & effectively with multiple technical & non-technical groups
  • Professional with Bachelor’s degree preferred with 4+ years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

           

Desired, but not required:

  • Experience with Lean/Agile methodologies
  • Experience with unit tests
  • Experience developing or supporting software in the financial services industry

 

Deliverable / Statement of Work:           

Ongoing Healthcare projects as scheduled

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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Principal Systems Administration Overland Park, KS 8368

Advantage Tech is seeking an Principal Systems Administrator for our Overland Park, Client. This is a Lead role that you will be advising on design and architecture of the future needs for the company.  

Overview – The Principal Systems Administrator will be responsible for the design, implementation and support of the company's production, back office, development and testing infrastructures.  The position will be responsible for all networking administration, server administration, firewall management, security services, applications services, desktop support and management, telephony services (VOIP) and database set up and management. 

Requirements –

Required:

Networking (TCP, UDP, HHTP, HTTPS) 7 years

Server Administration 7 years

OS/Application Management 5 years

Firewall Management 5 years

VMWare or other Virtual Server Platform 5 years

SQL Server 5 years

Database Management 3 years

Security Services 5 years

Telephony (VOIP, SIP) 3 years

Desktop Management 3 years

Active Directory 3 years

Data Center 3 years

Optional:

SD-WAN 1 year

Web Services 3 years

Load Balancers 1 year

Other Skills 

Team player

Strong Work Ethic

Willing to work after hours/Weekends required

Committed to get the job done

Excellent troubleshooting skills

High EQ

Excellent design skills

Education:

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or IT or Equivalent Experience

Certifications a plus

 

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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QA Tester Kansas City, MO 8367

Advantage Tech is looking for a QA Tester our Kansas City, MO client.

This will be a manual tester position that will require experience within environments including Web Services, Applications and in a .Net environment. 

QA Analyst (Manual)

Works with Business Analysts to review requirements for testability.  With input from more senior members of the team, creates the QA/Testing work plan including testing tasks, time estimations, and dependencies for complex small or medium-sized projects.  Writes comprehensive test cases and test scripts.  Performs testing, assigns defect severity, and manages defects throughout the project. 

• Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Business Administration.

• Requires 4-6 years of Manual QA/Testing experience.

• Requires experience in testing web applications and software applications.

• Additional years of qualifying work experience may be considered in lieu of formal education.

• Requires effective verbal, written and interpersonal skills.

• Requires ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

• Works under moderate supervision with some latitude for independent judgement.

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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Desk Side Support Tech Kansas City, MO 8366

Advantage Tech is looking for a Desktop Support person.

Desk Side Support Technician provide immediate technical support and assistance to our employees and customers, with a strong emphasis on customer support, teamwork, and sense of urgency. 

  • Set up new computer systems and perform routine maintenance
  • Provide technical assistance and resolution as necessary
  • Serve as direct point of contact for customers seeking technical assistance in person
  • Ensure accurate inventory of devices, and their assignment to users, through detailed documentation in ticketing system
  • Assist customers with installation of new software packages, based on licensing requirements
  • Coordinate with IT Service Owners for the resolution of complex issues
  • Provide accurate information on IT products or services and their availability
  • Follow-up and update customer on request status
  • Identify and document resolution steps, for reoccurring issues, in knowledgebase
  • Identify and request updates for out-of-date knowledgebase documents
  • Participate in Problem and Change management processes as necessary
  • All other duties as assigned.
Tech Writer Kansas City, MO 8365

Advantage Tech is looking for a Tech Writer for our Kansas City, MO Client.  This person will be working closely with the Claims Business side to help them with writing Procedures.  They will be creating documents for Business Content and will need to have legal contract language knowledge.  They will also be assisting with Training material

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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C# Developer – KPERS Topeka, KS 8363

Advantage Tech is looking for C# Developer.

Brief Description of Job Duties:

This position is responsible for programming and modifying application software, identifying and documenting application requirements, and preparing system designs and detailed specifications from which application software is written. Functions include maintenance of websites and web applications; analysis, design, programming, and maintenance of applications; design, development and maintenance of data sources; troubleshooting and resolving application issues; and addressing data requests as assigned; and supporting data inquiries as assigned.

Skills required:

The individual filling this position should be highly proficient in application development using Microsoft technologies such as Visual Studio.Net, VB.Net, C# and SQL Server.

 

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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Corporate Controller Blue Springs, MO 8361

Advantage Tech is searching for a Corporate Controller to work with their client based out of Blue Springs, MO

Job Summary:

The Corporate Controller is responsible for providing direct leadership to the Corporate Accounting and Corporate Accounts Payable teams as well as leading and coordinating the accounting, reporting and control activities at all subsidiaries.  This role will be focused on timely and accurate execution of accounting activities, the integrity of key processes and reported results, the execution of the annual tax preparation cycle, the accounting and reporting for the Company’s benefit plans, and leading continuous improvement in these activities.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Provides direct leadership to the Corporate Accounting and Accounts Payable teams including establishing appropriate goals and objectives, providing timely performance feedback, and leading continuous growth and development for the employees
  2. Ensures timely and accurate completion of the month-end close, consolidation, and reporting process
  3. Analyzes accounting and financial information and leads the development of appropriate external and management reporting
  4. Supports the Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis team in the development of annual operating plans and forecasts, and the analysis of actual results
  5. Ensures accounting and control objectives are met for the Company’s key transactional and reporting processes
  6. Ensures adequate internal controls exist in global financial processes and leads initiatives to document and improve internal controls Leads the timing and execution of the annual external audit and ensures timely completion of the audit and issuance of the consolidated financial statements
  7. Collaborates with global subsidiaries on statutory reporting including trial balance reconciliation, disclosures and preparation of supporting documentation
  8. Ensures appropriate accounting and reporting for the Company’s benefit plans including external audits and regulatory filings
  9. Establishes and administers processes for the appropriate documentation and review of month-end journal entries, consolidation entries and account reconciliations
  10. Leads initiatives to establish appropriate monthly reviews of subsidiary financial results and key balance sheet accounts including leading reconciliation and settlement of inter-company balances
  11. Leads the implementation of new accounting standards
  12. Leads the execution of the Company’s transfer pricing strategy including analysis of pricing levels and maintenance of contemporaneous documentation
  13. Leads a culture of continuous improvement in the Corporate Accounting functions including assessments of processes and technology
  14. Leads the compilation and preparation of accounting information provided to the Company’s external tax return preparers.  Develops appropriate documentation and support for critical tax treatments and advises management on opportunities for tax savings
  15. Collaborates with other client functions to ensure the integrity of the client’s accounting records and processes

Qualifications:

Required:  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.  Licensed CPA.  Seven plus years of progressive experience in public accounting, corporate accounting, or internal audit, along with three – five plus years effectively managing and leading a team of accounting professionals.  Strong knowledge of GAAP.  Familiarity with federal, state and local tax regulations.  Strong interpersonal, analytical, management, communication, and leadership skills. Sound judgment, creativity, and strong powers of persuasion.

 

Preferred:  Master’s degree in accounting, business, or a related field.  Experience in a manufacturing company.  Experience working in a multi-national organization including foreign currency translation. Experience working in a public accounting firm. 

 

Writer/Editor Kansas City, MO 8360

Advantage Tech has an awesome client with an Editor need. This is a one year contract locatied in Kansas City, MO.

  • Description:This position is responsible for writing and editting corporate marketing collateral (news magazine, newsletter, advertisements, sales collateral, news/press releases, technical papers, white papers, annual report copy, speeches and presentations). Position requires the ability to explain complex engineering issues in an interesting and concise manner; to capture the essence of an advertising message and write compelling headlines and body copy.  Other duties as assigned.
  • Requirements:

    Must be able to manage and prioritize multiple projects, adhere to schedules and meet key deadlines. Must possess excellent proofreading skills. Experience working in a corporate marketing setting and a collaborative creative team environment.

Business Analyst Kansas City, MO 8358

Advantage Tech has a great KC company with two direct BA needs.

 

Job Summary:

 

Interacts with various stakeholders, including subject matter experts, executives, operational users, etc. and technical staff to analyze, elicit, and document requirements associated with defined system scope and objectives for technical solutions. Highest levels partner with previous audiences to establish project vision and drive scope, including determination of appropriate technology solutions.

 

Key Activities:

•Maintains a current and thorough working knowledge of the application and its business uses.
 

•Takes ownership for the content and understanding of the requirements throughout the project to ensure project benefits are realized.
 

•Analyzes requirements using a variety of techniques including interviews, structured analysis, business process analysis, and reverse-engineering of existing systems or processes.
 

•Takes ownership of the Planning process to guide and lead the process forward at an appropriate pace.
 

•Drives the interpretation of business objectives and system scope from the stakeholders to the developers; provides input on scope management and resolves issues related to the impact of changes to scope.
 

•Recommends improvements to processes or technical solutions to resolve identified gaps or underlying issues.
 

•Selects and/or recommends appropriate artifacts and processes to be used to best suit the project’s needs.
 

•Reviews artifacts and final requirements and obtains final endorsement from stakeholders.
 

•Works with developers, stakeholders, and senior management to coordinate resolution of issues related

to functionality that does not meet intended requirements. Negotiates commitments by facilitating communication between developers and stakeholders at various levels of the organization.
 

•Compiles metrics and reports on progress of requirements development to project team.
 

•Provides thought leadership on business analysis approaches and provides mentoring to junior staff. 
 

•Works independently; coordinates project based activities by assigning and reviewing work, and balancing workloads. Leads and influences junior staff, peers outside of unit, and stakeholders.
 

•Typically leads development of requirements for highly complex and visible projects. Accountable for execution and/or success of requirements for overall project. Reviews and recommends actions based on broad perspective to ensure full identification and resolution of potential conflicts and risks among business processes and/or technical systems.
 

•Strong ability to understand concepts or problems from the business perspective to effectively guide the analysis and development of requirements, and define appropriate solutions.
 

•Applies excellent understanding of SDLC, including how it relates to the various software development methodologies and processes (e.g., agile, RUP, waterfall, scrum) to deliver functionality. Understands complex technical concepts.

 

 

 

 

Qualifications:

•Bachelor’s degree specializing in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and related experience required.
 

•Five to seven years business analysis experience with elicitation, defining scope, creating documentation, and collaborating with technical staff.
 

•Proficient computer skills in programs including, but not limited to: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, Internet, and e-mail programs.
 

•Excellent analytical ability.
 

•Ability to drive and influence a team environment.
 

•Nature of interaction with contacts includes ability to influence and negotiate. Possesses high level of credibility with developers and stakeholders. Offers excellent customer service.
 

•Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including excellent meeting facilitation skills. 
 

•Completion of business analysis training courses and business analysis certified preferred.        

 

Preferred Qualifications:                                                           

•Waterfall and Agile/Scrum experience preferred.
 

•TDD/BDD, JIRA and Confluence experience preferred.

 

 

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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Business Analyst Topeka, KS 8357

Brief Description of Job Duties:  

A Business Analyst is the key IT contact and knowledge specialist for business units. Work is of a highly diverse and complex nature, characterized by a broad range of activities and frequently changing conditions, situations and problems. An individual must be self-starting, motivated & able to work independently by setting & meeting goals relative to specific situations and business needs.

Analytical thought is vital at this level due to increased data, implementation of industry best practices & technology growth. Work involves assessing the IT service request characteristics, ensuring that the IT service request work flow is followed, defining the problem, conducting a needs analysis and research potential solutions.

General Duties:

Collaborate with business to determine the objective of their IT service request and document the business requirements to facilitate implementation of new or improved processes/systems. Challenge business to think outside the normal processes and promote efficiency in the way of doing business. Identify business strengths and opportunities and offer recommendations based on research for areas of improvement. Plan, organize and deliver work sessions for gathering business requirements. Review and edit requirements and business processes, as necessary, based on proposed solutions. Facilitate the research and evaluation of possible system solutions.

Custodian of IT service request process from end to end.

Conduct monthly and as needed status meetings with business for updates and prioritization of work efforts.

Collaborate with application development staff on design, development and defect management.

Collaborate with testing staff on test criteria and test plans.

Collaborate with project management staff on designated projects.

 Manage change request in service request scope, identify potential crises and devise contingency plans.

Effectively communicate and champion service request expectations with business and IT staff in a timely and clear fashion.

Specific Duties:

•             Assist the business in developing technical solutions to business problems.

•             Define, analyze and document requirements.

•             Managing those requirements through the development cycle.

•             Communicating clearly to stakeholders, facilitators and partners.

•             Use requirements to drive the design or review of test cases, process change requests, and manage a project’s scope, acceptance, installation and deployment.

Business analysts typically take the lead role in:

•             Assisting with the business case

•             Planning and monitoring

•             Eliciting requirements

•             Requirements organization

•             Translating and simplifying requirements

•             Requirements management and communication

•             Requirements analysis

Skills required:

•             A natural curiosity

•             Problem solving

•             Ability to diffuse difficult situations

•             Critical thinking

•             Assessment abilities

•             Standard Analysis techniques

•             Basic technical knowledge

•             Data Flow Modeling

•             Good communication and communicate effectively

•             Group Facilitation abilities

Knowledge and ability to utilize the current version of the following products:

      Microsoft WORD, Excel, Visio and basic knowledge of Project Scheduler.

Experience required:

Three to Four years of experience in collecting, evaluating, studying or reporting on statistical, economic, fiscal/budget, legislative or administrative data. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

 

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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Systems Engineer Omaha, NE 8356

Are you a guru at SQL and doing an analysis and recommendation on how to get current to newest SQL version?  This client is seeking a contractor who can be a SQL expert, do a migration to Fortinet and a vmware upgrade!  Anticipating this to be a 6-8 month contract with an opportunity for hire if the candidate is interested.  This company offers great leadership opportunity along with a nice culture.  Immediate start!  

Job Summary: Assists Information Services management in the design, implementation, maintenance, and documentation of the information systems infrastructure for computer operations. Monitors systems resource usage and systems logs, and makes recommendations as needed to improve the availability, stability, security and performance of the local area network and all related equipment and applications. Works closely with Network Administrator to provide secure and stable systems for all company applications and data storage.

This job will require SQL expert, Fortinet and VMware upgrade experience.  

Advantage Tech is proud to recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm and proud to have recently opened another branch in Omaha, , Nebraska.  We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

#advantagetech

Email Developer Kansas City, MO 8355

Advantage Tech has an awesome client that is looking for an Email Developer to build responsive HTML email templates by hand based on layer comps in a PSD. The Email Developer understands how to use fluid layouts, where to put breakpoints, and when to use progressive enhancement. An expert at testing the rendering of your email code across 70+ desktop, mobile, and webmail clients to make sure it looks and works great too. The Email Developer will be responsible for landing pages, front-end websites, code reviews and adhere to our established coding guidelines.

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of professional experience hand-coding HTML emails
  • Ability to work equally well with legacy table-based HTML emails and modern standards-based HTML5 websites
  • Advanced knowledge of responsive coding practices and testing
  • Comfortable working with version control systems like Subversion and Git
  • Proficiency with Javascript and CSS preprocessors (Less / Sass)
  • Previous experience with AMPscript and relational data extensions in Salesforce Marketing Cloud is preferred
  • Intellectual curiosity, a willingness to ask questions, and a passion for continuous learning and honing of skills to keep up with evolving technology
  • Excellent written, verbal, and visual communications skills
  • High standards of excellence and the patience to QA every detail
  • Previous experience with a digital agency is preferred
Accountant Kansas City, MO 8353

Advantage Tech is searching for a qualified Accountant to join their team in Kansas City, Mo.

This Accountant will provide leadership, direction, and business decision support regarding the financial and administrative functions for the organization.  Such functions include but may not be limited to:  accounting and financial reporting, operational reporting and analysis, and, human resources administration.

Essential Responsibilities

Finance, accounting, Payroll

  • Implement, and manage all accounting and administrative processes, plans, & policies.
  • Process, enter, manage and review a wide variety of financial and accounting information, including processes related to invoicing, accounts payable/receivable, cash controls and reconciliations, financial reporting, payroll, inventory, asset management.    
  • Monthly reconcile all accounts for both the client and the client's Endowment, including reconciliation of fundraising activities with financial records.
  • Routinely and creatively use and understand technology necessary to collect, retain, analyze and report critical, requisite information related to finance, payroll, benefits, chapter, region and section payments and disbursements, and related matters.
  • Manage the financial stewardship for the organization, and ensure risks and issues which may affect the financial health of the organization are identified, addressed, and remedied. 
  • Establish and maintain positive, effective relationships with all staff, volunteers, key resources, including external vendors and suppliers, banks, audit firm, and related strategic partners. 
  • Respond to all requests for assistance and information related to payroll, payroll laws, taxes, and employee benefits.
  • Management and execution of annual audit process.

 

Business Management:

  • Regularly and effectively communicate throughout all levels within organization in written, verbal, and presentation formats.
  • Ensure all business operations are compliant with all relevant rules, laws, and regulations. Ensure timely and accurate responses to all requests for information, records, reports, and related matters. 
  • Effectively manage and maintain a high degree of confidentiality.  Ensure all customer/employee information is communicated and/or maintained in an appropriate and professional manner. 
  • Supervise and manage financial manager who handles accounts payables and receivables
  • Serve as the client’s liaison with the organization’s business subcontractors: 
    • Auditors
    • Broker of health, vision, dental and life insurance coverage
    • 401K plan provider including providing employer match on behalf of the organization
    • Banking liaison

 

Professional Conduct:

  • Partners with management team to align company finances and budgeting with strategic direction.
  • Effectively communicates with coworkers – seeks their input and keeps them informed regarding issues that affect their areas of responsibility and their employment. Provides adequate direction, responds and understands issues or concerns, provides assistance and/or training to staff, members and end users of financial software.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and effective interpersonal skills at all times.
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner in both written and personal communications.
  • Handle multiple tasks, and flexible, changing priorities.
  • Utilize all office technology, including web-based tools and services.
  • Make sound decisions and utilize good judgment.
  • Ability to manage confidential information appropriately and professionally at all times.
  • Demonstrated ability to support and function in team environment.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrate expertise and experience with in all facets of finance, accounting, and business planning.
  • Demonstrate success in the development and implementation of financial and accounting systems and related processes including payroll.
  • Ability to develop and implement financial strategies, plans, policies and business initiatives.
  • Experience utilizing Sage’s Peachtree financial Software and MS Office applications.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and demonstrated success in a multi-task environment.
  • Persistence, flexibility and adaptability in a sometimes-demanding work environment.
  • Experience working with an association or non-profit.
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) skills.
  • College degree in Finance, Accounting or related field.

 

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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AR Rep Kansas City, MO 8352

Advantage Tech has an awesome client with a full time Accounts Receivable Rep. This role is a 3 month contract for hire located in Kansas City, MO

 

Job Summary

The Accounts Receivable Rep 2 is part of the internal customer service group for the loan origination, servicing, and collections departments.  

Job Responsibilities

1. Payment Application

  • Knowledge and ability to process and balance all payment types including (but not limited to) weekly military allotments, EFT's, direct payments, Western Union and debit card payments, and process and balance the corresponding NSF and return files
  • Send and review daily bank files to transfer loan proceeds into customers' accounts via ACH payment. Responsible for processing/posting Month-End Payments including (but not limited to); Backup/Re presentment Process, Monthly Allotment file balancing, posting, and return wire.

2. Subject Matter Expert for Accounts Receivable in Support of Internal Customers

  • Effectively utilize technology to research internal customer issues and provide solutions to resolve needs in a prompt, friendly, and effective manner
  • Assist in any testing requirements requested of the Accounts Receivable Department
  • Participate and contribute to any Special Projects by demonstrating cooperative teamwork, creativity, and innovation to help improve productivity for the business

3. Process Return Files

  • Retrieve, process, and balance daily return files in all operating systems
  • Develop and monitor an audit approved process to ensure returns are balanced against Accounting daily

Job Requirements

Education

  • Required: High School Diploma or equivalent experience
  • Preferred: 2-4 year degree in Accounting or Finance

Experience

  • 1+ years in customer service
  • 2-4 years of Accounts Receivable experience

 

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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Helpdesk Support Topeka, KS 8351

Advantage Tech 

Advantage Tech is looking for a Helpdesk Support Person.

Brief Description of Job Duties:  

The purpose of this role is to provide computer system support to field users as it relates to the various systems used to provide services for clients.  Frequent contact with administrative, technical, program and field staff within the agency along with technical support staff within other agencies and contractors. Contacts are in person, by telephone, or email.

This is technical and specialized work where the responsibilities include but are not limited to, user support and customer service which includes responding to ServiceNow ticket system, and email inquiries from field workers, supervisors, managers and administration personnel as it relates to the computer systems.

 

General Duties:

End User Support

Includes automated system functional problems, general and technical questions about system usage and miscellaneous contacts that may or may not pertain to Help Desk supported systems.   Even though a Help Desk specialist may specialize in a particular system, the expectation is to coordinate the resolution of all field staff inquiries.  This may require coordination with the appropriate system specialist inside or outside as well as being the liaison between the business, and the customer.   Follows standard Help Desk operating procedures such as accurately logging all Help Desk incidents using the tracking software. Responds to inquiries in a timely manner. Escalates issues to the appropriate team as needed.

Communication

Reviews and distributes communication sent to Messenger for content and makes changes as needed.   Determines which part of the organization will need the communication and sends via email as needed. 

 

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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Java Developer Lawrence, KS 8350

Overview

Advantage Tech is looking for an experienced and motivated Java/J2EE Software programmer/analyst to join our Awesome client's software development team.  This individual will be part of a high performing technology team that is focused on designing and developing next generation learning solutions that are cross platform compatible.  Day to day activities will include designing, developing, testing, and supporting the changes made to all enterprise class web applications used by K-12 schools nationwide to facilitate and enhance the student learning process.

 

Job Duties

65% Design, develop, maintain and test Java/J2EE based web applications. Candidate will need to evaluate requirements and develop technical specifications documenting required change/enhancement.  From the documentation, develop code and unit test all code prior to turning over to QA. 

15%  Be part of the core team member developing overall product specifications and software architecture including the determination of technology products to be used in the development effort.  Conduct needs assessment and assist in gathering requirements.  Work with manager to size/cost work to be done. 

10% Develop, maintain and test all necessary database scripts for the web applications.  Run scripts in lower environments before turning over for production runs. Validate only desired records/data is updated.

5% Participate in design and code reviews of teammate changes.  Provide feedback on their approach in a timely fashion.

5%  Report status weekly in project status report.  By end of day each Friday, update status of all tasks and hours spent on each task. Project completion dates for upcoming work and note any risk to meeting those dates.

 

Sr Applications Systems Engineer Lee's Summit, MO 8349

Advantage Tech is looking for a Sr Application Systems Engineer for our Kansas City Metro Client. 

 

The Senior Engineer’s role is to be accountable for Technology, Infrastructure, & Operations projects that impact company security and operational efficiency. This includes maintaining applications, systems, network, and/or telecommunications infrastructure to provide operational integrity and meet best practice guidelines for operational availability. Assists all teams with development and communication of strategic planning, project planning and plans for ongoing development of technological solutions. Provides some third-tier support for Service Desk and Tier-2 support for System Administrators. 

Senior Engineer is able to initiate projects and provide direction to management on technical matters. Identifies what needs to be done and acts before being asked to or required by the situation.

 

SKILLS

• Manages and coordinates deployment, development, and expansion of the technology operations environment.

• Identifies potential problems with delivery of operational services and develops solutions.

• Provides on-call infrastructure support during non-business hours.

• Communicate with departmental personnel to ensure effective deployment of technologies.

• Serve as technical resource for departmental and company-wide IT solutions.

• Provides some third-tier support for Service Desk and Tier-2 support for System Administrators.

• Participates in meetings to explain technical solutions and the feasibility of company operations to meet department needs for software and hardware. Works with Engineers and Leadership in finding cost-effective solutions to new and existing software and hardware needs.

• Maintains knowledge of associated company management software, architectures, telecommunication products and services. Provides monitoring and reporting of technology operations for more complex systems.

• Supports and collaborates with team members, software vendors, and other technical staff on project efforts to achieve implementation plans and timelines.
• Monitors system stability and capacity in relation to licensed limits and assists in developing long-term strategies and capacity planning for future infrastructure and telecommunications needs.

• Understands quality improvement process. Creates new processes and documentation. Stays focused on key issues and efficient in time use. Produces the desired outcome with a minimum of effort. Able to estimate schedules.

• Requires a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management or qualified technology certifications in network, systems, or other related certifications.

• Requires four-eight years of experience implementing systems and networking environments in large managed environment which may include virtualization, Citrix, Microsoft, telecommunications, call center environments, voice services and gateways, knowledge of storage area networking (SAN), servers with varying operating systems and an understanding of the security, integrity and the safety of company operational efficiencies plus other related products.

• Additional years of qualifying work experience may be considered in lieu of formal education.

• Requires knowledge of current Microsoft operating environments, effective verbal and written communications skills to consult with management, business partners and vendors; and project management skills, including demonstrated ability to work effectively in small, interactive teams of technical and non-technical associates, and demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with varying priorities to successful completion

·       Preferred Experience supporting Azure Cloud computing technologies.

·       Preferred Experience supporting Office 365 Cloud technologies.

·       Preferred Experience supporting Java J2EE application environments.

·       Preferred Experience with design and implementation of Software Asset Management Systems.

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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Jr. Java Developer Overland Park, KS 8348

Advantage Tech is searching for a Jr. Java Developer to work for their client based out of Overland Park, KS

The Java Developer is responsible for building and implementing functional and efficient programs.
 

Essential Functions:
 

  • Produce clean, efficient code based on specifications.
  • Verify and deploy programs and systems.
  • Troubleshoot, debug, and upgrade software.
  • Recommend and execute improvements.
  • Create technical documentation for reference and reporting.

Education & Experience:
 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of two (2) years working as a Java Developer required.
  • Retail Inventory Management or Point of Sale experience a plus.

Required Skills:
 

  • Java
  • RESTful JSON APIs (both Server and Client)
  • Spring Framework
  • Hibernate
  • Maven and/or Ant
  • MySQL/MariaDB
  • Git

Desired Skills:
 

  • IntelliJ IDEA or similar
  • GitLab or similar
  • JIRA or similar
  • Jenkins or similar
  • Java Swing
  • Unit Testing
  • Demonstrates ownership of projects by taking initiative, being accountable, and meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Able to approach work with an eye for details, while understanding the big picture.
  • The ability to think creatively with a focus on providing something of value.
  • Able to build and maintain effective working relationships in a team environment, with adiverse group and across functional areas.
  • Demonstrates the ability for clear and effective verbal and written communications; demonstrates active listening skills.
IS Analyst Omaha, NE 8347

Are you looking for an opportunity to get into a fabulous company and learning on the job?  This company has been recognized nationally for it's business strategy and culture.  If you have Javascript and are looking for a developer job, this company will help train you for their company!

This position is responsible for providing technical deliverables in the design, development, testing, documentation, and implementation of system enhancements or new application development; working with the technical team and internal users to help identify areas of application improvement; providing input in methodology and process improvement initiatives; incorporating team and organizational standards in day-to-day work; and providing support to users of the application.

 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist in evaluation of user requests or design specifications for new or modified application functionality and estimate efforts required. 
  • Consult with application team leads or users to identify current operating procedures/standards and clarify functionality objectives.
  • Analyze, design, code, test, document, implement and maintain application changes.
  • Provide technical support to system users to help ensure effectiveness of information technology systems in enabling Cassling to conduct day-to-day businesses. The support includes answering user questions, interpreting system functionalities, completing data requests, making emergency fixes and performing other critical support functions.   
  • Collaborate with end users to analyze and develop business requirements for business application enhancements and problem resolutions.
  • Assure that data integrity is maintained in Dynamics GP, D365 and SQL Databases
  • Assist with special projects
  • Must be willing to provide the following information to hospitals upon request: immunization records, drug screening, background check, and training records
  • Ability to remain drug free and abide by the Drug Free Workplace policy
  • As an integral part of all company business functions, interacts with employees, customers and vendors as part of a team to assist with and facilitate the delivery of quality service and helps to create a work environment conducive to solving problems.

 

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes

 

  • Computer literacy including customized software, intermediate to advanced level word processing, spreadsheet skills and database experience with a good understanding of relational database construction;
  • Ability to work under pressure in an environment that demands the flexibility required to meet the needs of many different individuals and where priorities may change rapidly;
  • Ability to work in a structured and moderately supervised environment;
  • Analytical problem solving and decision-making.
  • Well-organized and accurate with attention to details; 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required;
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.
  • Ability to interact competently and comfortably over the telephone;
  • A team player, cooperative;

 

Education & Experience

  • Education: Associate Degree in computer science or related field preferred.  High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Experience:  Advanced skills in all Microsoft Office products, Database structure, SQL, Visual Basic scripts and Java script programming. Microsoft Dynamics GP and D365 is a plus.   Experience in operation related work and working with senior management is required;

Advantage Tech is proud to recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm and proud to have recently opened another branch in Omaha, , Nebraska.  We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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Cloud Infrastructure Architect Omaha, NE 8345

Do you want to be part of a strategy to collaborate with all other department and software teams for best practices?  This group is a newly developed team to work closely with the architect and data teams to ensure best practices!  We are hiring another Rockstar to their team!

Role Summary:

The Cloud Platform Developer/Architect plays a pivotal role in the clients ongoing digital transformation. They are responsible for envisioning, creating and continually improving the cloud platform foundations that our teams build upon. Cloud Platform Developers/Architects work closely with development and operations teams to create and evolve the cutting-edge tools that leverage PaaS features of the cloud, manage the deployment of cloud-native apps and the continuous delivery pipelines that support them.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Ability to design and implement cloud platform environments (PaaS) in Azure such as App Service Environments v2, Azure Websites, and Azure Functions to solve current challenges, as well as creating future opportunities.
  • Release Management and automated deployment to Azure cloud services.
  • Help establish and maintain the vision and roadmap for cloud platform.
  • Provide forward-thinking technology leadership in developing innovative solutions with a strong emphasis on continual improvement in automating our infrastructure and software release processes.
  • Provide governance for our Azure IaaS and PaaS environments.
  • Stay current with cloud technology and trends and optimize our cloud infrastructure 
  • Help design disaster recovery and/or comprehensive redundancy for PaaS applications
  • Work with other Architects and Data Center Operations on the design of new application architecture opportunities ensuring automation and DevOps is a top priority in the release and deployment cycle
  • Facilitate proper integration between custom built in-house applications and purchased software.
  • Mentor junior technology team members in best practices, technical options, and expediting technical solutions.
  • Ability to lead, influence and motivate the organization to achieve results
  • Document and communicate complex concepts effectively to a diverse group of stakeholders.

Must Have:

  • Azure Governance including Policies, Management Groups, resource tagging strategies
  • Identity Management: Azure AD and experience implementing RBAC and SSO in Azure
  • Cost management and reporting including experience setting up show-back and cost forecasting
  • Azure App Service Environments, App Service Plans
  • Azure networking (Vnets, Express Routes)
  • Serverless compute including Functions and Logic Apps
  •  Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS) CI/CD experience. 
  • ARM templates, powershell, Azure CLI
  • Azure monitoring, creating dashboards for various stakeholders, enabling the right level of observability into cloud applications
  • Ideal:
  •  Experience with Terraform or Ansible
  • Experience creating true Infrastructure as Code CD pipelines that automate production deployments
  •  Experience with Canary, Blue/Green deployment techniques
  •  Experience with event-driven architectures
  •  Azure Data Lake/Databricks experience
  •  ML/Cognitive services
  •  Service Fabric
  •  Azure API gateway/manager, Event Grid
  • Disaster recovery architecture

Advantage Tech is proud to recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm and proud to have recently opened another branch in Omaha, Nebraska.  We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

#advantagetech

Technical Support Representative Liberty, MO 8344

Advantage Tech seeks a Technical Support Representative for a North Kansas City company. 

Top Skills:

Windows, MS Office, specifically Excel
Excellent verbal AND WRITTEN communication skills
Reliability and work ethic
Attention to detail

Job Description:

  1. Applicants need to be fluent with Microsoft Windows, including use of Microsoft Office (specifically Excel and Outlook) and use of the Internet. 
  2. Must be able to reliably follow documented processes and demonstrate professional communication skills including active listening, respectfulness, and good verbal and written communication. 
  3. Must possess willingness to co-operate with others and work to the greater good. 
  4. Daily tasks are focused on researching and resolving technical issues or answering technical questions for customers who utilize our client's software products.  
  5. This requires established processes to be followed in order to deliver known resolutions/answers to known problems/questions; or to follow necessary processes for escalating cases to higher level Technical Support Representatives. 

Advancement:

Advancement is expected to a higher level Technical Support Representative role or to a Professional Services Analyst role.  Higher level technical service representatives diagnose and resolve undocumented issues by troubleshooting and applying knowledge, experience, and creativity to test, reproduce, and reduce problems.  Professional Services Analysts engage customers for work on custom projects.

Specific Technical Support Representatives Duties:

  • Handle inbound communication by answering calls to the technical support line and receiving inbound technical support emails.
  • Identify and route opportunities that are not support-related such as opportunities for professional services and product sales.
  • Engage inbound support requests by following established processes that involve identification of customer, their support entitlements, and their billing or renewal options.
  • Work with customers to follow technical triage process that involves gathering diagnostic and other information, and using available information and resources to identify known issues/questions so that known resolutions/answers can be provided.
  • Organize information and communicate verbally or via email with content that is appropriate for recipients and situations.
  • Use designated case tracking software to accurately process and record all interactions with customers, including verbal and email communication, plus time spent.
  • Conduct follow-up communication with customers having open cases so that cases can be closed, pursued further, or escalated in a timely manner.
  • Escalate issues to higher level Technical Support Representatives when issues are outside the scope of known issues.
  • Assist in scheduling escalation calls for higher level Technical Support Representatives, and/or act as liaison between customer and higher level Technical Support Representative.
  • Verify customer contact information and update appropriate records when necessary.
  • Solicit feedback from customers and relay positive experiences to marketing team for potential development of testimonials or case studies.
  • Engage in tasks as directed by management that assist the team

 

Device Software Engineer I – Software Engineer II Omaha, NE 8342

Are you looking for a meaningful project and awesome benefits?

Job Summary:

The company is seeking a Device Software Engineer I/Software Engineer II to support the design, development, and engineering of large, highly complex payment card device applications. This role will utilize a variety of technologies and techniques including, enterprise software patterns, client-server, and advanced security principles.  Qualified candidates will excel in a dynamic and collaborative environment with geographically distributed teammates working in an agile development environment.

Key Activities:

  • Proficient contributor in enterprise technology solutions for the organization’s most strategic and complex application delivery projects, utilizing broad industry awareness and expertise. Active participant through all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), including post-implementation support and maintenance.
  • Proficient at implementing complex systems and software components from technical designs and specifications, in compliance with Industry and System standards, which meet customer needs and expectations with respect to key project/product performance measures; quality, schedule, and cost.
  • Novice to Proficient at analyzing business requirements and creating technical designs and specifications for independent implementation or for less experienced team members.
  • Novice to Proficient at creating estimates and work breakdown structures on assigned development tasks. Collaboratively works with leads to incorporate development activities into master delivery schedule.
  • Novice to Proficient at consulting with customers and business partners on defined assignments.
  • Novice to Proficient at communicating status and progress on assignments. Recognizes issues and risks and begins to raise them to senior staff.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an information technology field (e.g., Computer/Management Information Systems (MIS/CIS), Computer Science (CS), Electrical/Computer Engineering (EE/CE), or an equivalent combination of related education and work experience.
  • Typically requires four to six to years of relevant and progressive information technology experience directly related to architecture, design, and development of software solutions, ranging in complexity from department-class to enterprise class.
  • For lead roles, at least 4 years of Enterprise Architecture experience preferred. At least 4 years within a leadership role preferred.
  • Foundational knowledge Industry software development methodologies, standards and architecture frameworks.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Payment Card device technology (e.g. POS, Hypercom/Equinox, Ingenico, Verifone, screen layout, receipt layout, EFT message queue, etc…).- Demonstrated proficiency with Web Application Frameworks (e.g. JSF, Spring MVC, Grails, etc…).
  • Demonstrated proficiency with modern ORM technology (e.g. Hibernate, JPA, etc…).- Demonstrated proficiency with modern DBMS technology (e.g. Oracle, etc…).
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Java Enterprise Applications (e.g. JEE, Spring, etc…).
  • Demonstrated proficiency with modern DevOps tooling (e.g. Subversi, Git, Maven, etc…).
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Unit Testing, UML, Design Patterns, Object Oriented Design, MVC patterns.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Agile software development principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and learn new technologies (e.g. Web Services, MQ Series, Groovy/Grails, etc…)
  • Experience with WebLogic and SpringBoot frameworks.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with C++, C#, shell scripting, and low level C development experience in a virtual environment (VirtualBox, VMWare).
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), directory services, and Hardware Security Modules (HSM).
  • Strong knowledge with Industry software development methodologies, standards and architecture frameworks.
  • Strong organizational, project management and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong initiative, innovative thinking skills, and the ability to analyze details and adopt a big-picture view.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to explain complex technical information to technical and nontechnical contacts including executive audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to effectively build relationships, promote a collaborative and team environment, and influence others.
  • Military experience a plus

United States citizenship is required for this position.

This position has additional screening requirements due to the information accessed while preforming the job. These additional screenings would be initiated at the time of offer acceptance and can take up to a couple of months to be completed. You can begin work before the screening is completed; however, continued employment is contingent on acceptable screening results. The areas screened may include education/employment verification, criminal history, credit history, and reference checks.

 

Advantage Tech is proud to recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm and proud to have recently opened another branch in Omaha, , Nebraska.  We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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OSP Engineering Coordinator Lee's Summit, MO 8341

Advantage Tech is searching for an OSP Engineering Coordinator to join their client's team in Lee's Summit, MO.

 

POSITION PURPOSE:

Entry level position for OSP Engineering Coordinator to support for all aspects of outside plant operations and initiatives.

Position will be responsible for:

  1. Maintaining Outside Plant records, platforms, and support functions for the installation, maintenance, and construction of fiber optic cable plant.
  2. Duties will include developing permits, records updates, material ordering, and all other duties to support OSP engineering initiatives.

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Serve as the primary administrator for the OSP records database to include updates, additions, and changes to plant records as required. Ensure accuracy of all field records before entering into the database.
  • Prepare timely project tracking and progress reports. 
  • Coordination of project close-out documents from outside plant contractors.
  • Submit applications for state and local installation permits for OSP projects on the appropriate permitting systems.  
  • Assist with purchase orders for OSP projects in accordance with engineering designs.
  • Produce various dashboard reports for executives and internal personnel summarizing the performance of key metrics for the OSP network
  • Serve as focal point for pulling information from various OSP systems to provide statistics regarding the performance of the network.
  • Provide engineering support for sales initiatives and all project development.
  • Monitor and track outside plant locates and costs.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCES:

  • College degree /Tech School training or equivalent
  • Familiarity with outside plant construction desirable.

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with emphasis on Excel
  • Basic Understanding of database systems
  • Aptitude to learn Fiber optics network engineering skills
  • Desire to learn all aspects of telecommunication technology for advancement within the company

 

           

EMS Systems Analyst Kansas City, KS 8340

Advantage Tech is recruiting for a contract for hire EMS Systems Analyst, to work for their client in Kansas City.  

POSITION PURPOSE:

Analyze, design, develop, implement, maintain, secure, troubleshoot, and enhance all supporting hardware, software, firmware and other systems meet or exceed the needs of users in the Electric Operations Control Centers and others throughout the Utility, adding to the productivity and efficiency of the EMS technical staff.

Construct and maintain firewall rule sets to ensure that the proper security posture is maintained. Develop and maintain backup and restore capabilities for all associated assets. Test and maintain all antivirus and anti-malware tools. Assist in the development and maintenance of NERC CIP documentation, testing, and support. 

MINIMAL EDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information systems, Engineering, Management Information Systems or other technical field, or equivalent number of years of experience required. MSCE, CCNA, or CISSP preferred, but not required.
  • Five (5) years’ experience in Windows System Administration.
  • NERC CIP experience is a plus.
  • The candidate must have the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of engineering disciplines, computer, and control system operators using verbal and written instructions. .
  • The candidate should have a working knowledge of Active Directory technology, firewall’s and network switches.
  • The candidate must be able to read technical documents such as network diagrams, blueprints and schematic’s. .
  • The candidate must be willing to work evenings, weekends and holidays, as required, by the Supervisor of EMS Maintenance.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

*1.    Contribute to an effective EMS system by administering the operating systems and major server components.  Administrate and perform an appropriate emergency backup schema.

 
*2.    Develop, maintain and implement procedures and controls for compliance to the NERC CIP standards.

*3.    Ensure the completeness of the control system operating systems and software applications by any of the following: coding, testing, installing, patching, upgrading and troubleshooting.

*4.     Test and install antivirus and malware prevention tools

*5.     Develop and review firewall rules and logs for anomalous behavior.

*6.    Contribute to the present and future efficient operation of the Utility by analyzing and recommending present and future computer needs and systems, including operations center support systems.

*7.    Work effectively with in-house technicians and outside contractors, engineers, consultants and technicians to install, modify, or make other improvements to remote systems and their interconnected telemetry. Make component level hardware repairs when necessary.

*8.    Must be able to make difficult decisions in troubleshooting hardware, firmware, software or other interconnected systems and be able to communicate their conclusions to other technical trades.

*9.    Must be willing to participate in 24x7x365 on-call rotation and to perform other reasonable duties as assigned by the Supervisor of EMS Maintenance.
 

*    Denotes essential function

Application Developer Lee's Summit, MO 8339

Advantage Tech is looking for Application Developers in the Lee’s Summit, MO area.  This company has wonderful benefits and great work life balance.  

DEVELOPER

The Developer designs, develops, implements and supports client server based applications to meet business needs. Designs and develops internet/intranet framework, forms and content. Provides technical leadership to Associate Developers in addressing systems solutions. Works closely with the Lead Website Administrator, Information Services technical staff and the business staff to develop system solutions and plan training requirements for application implementation.

 

•          Requires 4+ years’ of experience in development using .NET technologies (C#)

•          Requires knowledge of C#, .NET, .Net Core, Javascript, MVC/Razor, JQuery, Object Oriented Development, Unit testing frameworks, REST Services and SOA. Typescript, GIT.

•          Works under minimal supervision with wide latitude for independent judgement.

•          Requires experience consuming third party and Web API’s.

•          Requires understanding of end-user needs and requirements.

•          Requires knowledge of relational database design.

•          Must have completed one or more current certifications related to software development. Prefer Microsoft Certified Developer certification or equivalent.

•          Must have ability to effectively maintain focus and productivity while working on multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision and guidance

 

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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Business Analyst Lee's Summit, MO 8337

Advantage Tech is looking for an Business Analyst in the Lee’s Summit, MO area.

BUSINESS ANALYST

The Business Analyst serves as the primary business analyst on projects of moderate to significant complexity. Interacts with internal and external customers to identify needs and determine solutions that deliver maximum value.  Follows departmental standards related to documentation and artifacts and provides peer review for the work of other business analysts.  Provides mentorship to other business analysts through both formal and informal activities.

  • Works as primary business analyst on moderately or significantly complex projects and initiatives.  Coordinates with Product Owner, team members and other stakeholders to document needs and requirements projects. 
  • Experience working on an Agile team to deliver digital solutions (websites, mobile applications) strongly preferred.  
  • Follow established business analysis practices to elicit needs, analyze opportunities, and recommend solutions that deliver maximum value.
  • Utilizes appropriate tools (Jama, TFS, etc.) to record requirements to ensure alignment with Product Owner, team and other stakeholders. When necessary, obtains sign-off on requirements in a timely manner.
  • Champions department standards for documentation and ensures that all assigned projects are in compliance and able to withstand audit scrutiny. Participates in business process and technology initiatives to improve business performance. Provides guidance in QA work when requested so the appropriate level of testing is planned and executed.
  • Works with Product Owner, team and stakeholders to develop recommendation and/or solutions for technology to improve business outcomes with a focus on core systems, technology strategies and standards.
  • Ensures that all items under their responsibility follow the SDLC including all applicable change management processes.
  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Business Administration.
  • Requires 4+ years of relevant technical or business work experience with demonstrated quality assurance, risk management and project management experience.
  • Additional years of qualifying work experience may be considered in lieu of formal education.  
  •  Must have background and experience with Business Analysis toolkit including an understanding of systems development lifecycles, architecture and frameworks, problem solving and root cause analysis methods, Use cases, data and process modeling skills and document business process models.

 

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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QA Lee's Summit, MO 8336

Advantage Tech is looking for a QA Tester our Lee's Summit, MO client.

QA Analyst (Manual)

Works with Business Analysts to review requirements for testability.  With input from more senior members of the team, creates the QA/Testing work plan including testing tasks, time estimations, and dependencies for complex small or medium-sized projects.  Writes comprehensive test cases and test scripts.  Performs testing, assigns defect severity, and manages defects throughout the project. Routinely communicates test status to the Senior QA Analyst and Project Manager. 

• Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Business Administration.

• Requires 4-6 years of Manual QA/Testing experience.

• Requires experience in testing web applications.

• Additional years of qualifying work experience may be considered in lieu of formal education.

• Requires effective verbal, written and interpersonal skills.

• Requires ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

• Works under moderate supervision with some latitude for independent judgement.

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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Citrix Engineer Overland Park, KS 8331

Advantage Tech is looking for a Citrix Engineer.  This is with a client of ours that is based out of Overland Park, KS.

JOB SUMMARY:

Performs tasks associated with installing, configuring, and maintaining computer and/or network operating systems, systems software, and related hardware under guidance of senior staff.  Develops and implements technical knowledge to meet the needs of the team and organization.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides support and ensures reliability of deployed technologies, systems and processes according to established procedures and industry best practices.
  • Troubleshoots, analyzes, monitors and reviews records and reports of production, application, and system failures.
  • Responsible for monitoring performance and maintaining system stability. 
  • Responsible for maintaining and enhancing accurate documentation steps for installation, maintenance and configuration activities.  Maintains platform related inventory and other hardware/software/license tracing documentation.
  • Manages team and small cross functional/departmental projects.  Coordinates the successful execution of project activities.  Assists and develops project presentation.  Presents project presentation to technical groups.
  • Provides knowledge, training and solution sets to first level support teams to improve first call resolution and increase customer satisfaction.  Reviews issues to identify trends and make recommendations for improvement.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent

  • 5-7 years of relevant in depth technical knowledge in Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop platforms in a medium to large sized enterprise.

  • 5-7 years of relevant in depth technical knowledge in VMware Data Center & Cloud Infrastructure, VMware Storage & Availability, VMware Cloud Management Platform, including ESXi, vCenter, SRM, DRS, Horizon View, Workspace One, App Volumes, vRealize Automation, Orchestrator, and vROPs in a medium to large sized enterprise.

  • 5-7 years of relevant in depth technical knowledge in Windows Failover Clustering Services for File and Print services and SQL Server including SQL Always On in a medium to large sized enterprise.

  • 3-5 years of working within an ITIL Organization

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • VCP

  • CCP

  • MCSE

  • PowerShell scripting

  • Process Improvement

  • Understanding of enterprise level change management

  • Demonstrated experience in leading small project teams.

 

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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Sharepoint Administrator Kansas City, MO 8330

Advantage Tech is looking for a Sharepoint Administrator.

Administration and support of SharePoint server farm.

Nintex workflow administration and support.

SCCM administration and support.

Office 365 administration and support.

Windows Server administration and support.

Active Directory administration and support.

Job Description:

This position supports the SharePoint environments which contains corporate records and contract workflows.  This person will be primary support and maintainer of SPO, Nintex, contract approval workflows, asset management workflows, and SharePoint sites.  This person provides administration and technical support for Active Directory, DocUSign, Network file shares, McAfee, Windows server update services, O365 and SCCM; administers and supports servers and server architecture; and administers SharePoint access, groups, and histories.  This position also provides support of Cloud initiatives for the LAN systems environments (i.e. O365 SharePoint Online).  This position also carries a pager and responds to it during and outside of normal business hours.  The pager will be carried for two weeks at a time on a rotating basis.  Also this position participates in a support role for National Meeting.  This includes travel and supporting systems away from the office for over a week at a time at least once a year.

Daily Duties:

Answer any 2nd tier help desk tickets related to the systems you support. 

Patch and maintain the software and servers. 

Work with business areas to create workflows to provide them with paperless routing systems in SharePoint. 

Setup SharePoint sites and libraries as requested.

Grant access and permissions to SharePoint sites.

Assist with SCCM if primary support person is unavailable.

 

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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UI Web Developer Omaha, NE 8329

Are you looking for a fun place to work with non micro management?  This organization has grown by 50% year over year and continue to add to their growing staff.  They have fun activities with great team building time!

The UI developer is responsible for the maintenance and development of new software in a client/server environment.   This position will utilize the system development life cycle to ensure delivery of concise, well tested, well thought out, and usable projects completed in a timely manner.

APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

  • Web development using AngularJS and Bootstrap.
  • Good working knowledge of http restful services.
  • Good knowledge of using http service security practices such as OAuth2.0, SAML, JWT.
  • Designs, develops, tests and deploys applications by writing new code and improving existing code ensuring applications work properly
  • Creates and maintains database objects (SQL queries and stored procedures) in support of application development
  • Provides support for design, development and implementation of application development projects
  • Troubleshoots and debugs system inefficiencies

PROBLEM RESOLUTION

  • Identifies and troubleshoots issues with various sites or programming code and fix any resulting problems
  • Secures applications against hacking vulnerabilities

BEST PRACTICES

  • Maintains a high level of technical knowledge in all applicable programming languages.

Knowledge and Skills needed:

  • Knowledge of PC architecture and operations, operating systems, networking database management and development, as well as high level of programming knowledge
  • Knowledge of the various stages of the software development life cycle, definition of solution architecture, detailed design, solution development, testing and deployment
  • Knowledge and solid understanding of object oriented analysis, design and programming
  • Knowledge of Salesforce preferred

Education and Experience needed:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, or Information System Analysis required
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years of experience of AngularJS, Restful Services, MVC, SQL Server, Bootstrap, CSS.
  • Experience in financial services or asset management industry preferred

Advantage Tech is proud to recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm and proud to have recently opened another branch in Omaha, , Nebraska.  We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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API Developer – Software Engineer Omaha, NE 8328

Are you looking for a fun place to work with non micro management?  This organization has grown by 50% year over year and continue to add to their growing staff.  They have fun activities with great team building time!

The Software Engineer – API Developer is responsible for the maintenance and development of new software in a client/server environment, for the operations staff. This position will utilize the system development life cycle to ensure delivery of concise, well tested, well thought out, and usable projects completed in a timely manner.

What does this role do?

  • Designs, develops, tests and deploys applications by writing new code and improving existing code ensuring applications work properly
  • Creates and maintains database objects (SQL queries and stored procedures) in support of application development
  • Provides support for design, development and implementation of application development projects
  • Troubleshoots and debugs system inefficiencies
  • Assists in maintaining databases accuracy and stability
  • Identifies and troubleshoots issues with various sites or programming code and fix any resulting problems
  • Secures applications against hacking vulnerabilities
  • Maintains a high level of technical knowledge in all applicable programming languages and database formats

Who do you have a working relationship with?

  • Regular contact with end users, business stakeholders and technology team members to actively soliciting feedback, comments and criticism to define and analyze requirements for enhancements and new product development
  • Regular contact with development team regarding design sessions and code reviews
  • Regular contact with internal/external clients regarding gathering information pertaining to request and ensuring solution provided meets needs

What skills are needed for this role?

  • Knowledge of PC architecture and operations, operating systems, networking database management and development, as well as high level of programming knowledge
  • Knowledge of the various stages of the software development life cycle, definition of solution architecture, detailed design, solution development, testing and deployment
  • Knowledge and solid understanding of object oriented analysis, design and programming
  • Knowledge of Salesforce preferred

Education and Experience needed:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, or Information System Analysis required
  • Minimum of 2 – 3 years of experience of ASP.NET Web API, Entity Framework, C#, Restful Services, Web Services, and SQL Server in an application development role required
  • Experience with AngularJS, JavaScript, CSS, and HTML preferred
  • Experience in financial services or asset management industry preferred

Advantage Tech is proud to recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm and proud to have recently opened another branch in Omaha, , Nebraska.  We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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Auditor Topeka, KS 8319

Advantage Tech is looking for an Auditor.

Role:

At an advanced level of proficiency, this position performs individual internal audit projects and Sarbanes-Oxley testing as part of the total internal audit plan. This responsibility includes developing internal audit scope, developing and performing internal audit procedures, and preparing internal audit reports reflecting the results of the work performed. Work performed includes coverage of functional and operating units, focusing on compliance and financial and operational processes. This position follows up on the status of outstanding internal audit and examination issues, assists the external auditors, and works on special projects as assigned by internal audit management. Audit procedures assigned are usually the most complex and require the exercise of professional judgment. This position may often direct and review the work performed by other internal audit personnel.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops internal audit scope for assigned projects, including completing risk assessments to determine the focus of the audit and the testing procedures to be completed.
  • Analyzes and documents the audit area by reviewing existing documentation or developing documentation, such as detailed narratives and flowcharts, applicable policies and procedures, business unit risk assessments, etc.
  • Tests controls to ensure reliability and transparency of financial reporting, effectiveness and efficiency of operations, and compliance with applicable rules, regulations, guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Reviews the work of other auditors.
  • Communicates internal audit results to management and the Audit committee of the board of directors through meetings and internal audit reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.                                                                                

Expectations:

  1. Complete assigned audit procedures and Sarbanes-Oxley testing in a timely manner.
  2. Understand and document key internal controls, including the ability to discern strengths and weaknesses.
  3. Develop a working knowledge of all areas and the ability to develop a clear understanding of the key functional processes and resources.
  4. Maintain professional and courteous relationships with auditees and others.
  5. Communicate effectively in writing (emails, memos and audit reports) and in verbal communications (meetings with auditees and others).
  6. Work cooperatively with all members of the Internal Audit department.
  7. Protect business records created or used in business processes to ensure availability, confidentiality, integrity; and the retention and destruction of such as specified by relevant policies.
  8. Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, ability to problem solve, memory for details, ability to prioritize, and ability to maintain concentrated mental and visual attention for sustained periods.
  9. Demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion (D&I) by taking actions that are consistent with D&I program. Provides reporting to the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI), as needed, as well as partners with OMWI to implement effective policies and procedures that incorporate D&I into business activities.

Knowledge and Skills:

Experience:  4 to 8 years of similar or related experience.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance (or equivalent work experience) is required. CPA or CIA professional certification is required.

Interpersonal Skills: A significant level of trust and diplomacy is required, in addition to normal courtesy and tact. Work involves extensive personal contact with others and is usually of a personal or sensitive nature. Work may involve motivating or influencing others. Outside contacts become important and fostering sound relationships with other entities (companies and/or individuals) becomes necessary and often requires the ability to influence and/or sell ideas or services to others. Courtesy, tact, and diplomacy are essential elements of the job. Work involves much personal contact with others inside and/or outside for purposes of giving or obtaining information, building relationships, or soliciting cooperation.

Other Skills:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and auditing standards.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and practical experience of internal control system processes and risk management methodologies.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Microsoft Office including Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio.
  • Must be able to work and travel independently.
  • Must be able to operate all types of general office equipment.

 

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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Lead Enterprise Systems Kansas City, MO 8318

Advantage Tech is looking for a Lead Enterprise Systems candidate for our Kansas City, MO Client.  

 

Position Summary

The Lead, Enterprise Systems will function as a key leader of the Information Technology team as new products emerge and existing systems evolve. The roles main purpose is to assists in defining the strategic vision for design, integration, conversion and delivery of all core Enterprise systems and related processes while facilitating the tactical execution of these systems and processes. This position supports overall enterprise effectiveness by partnering with each Department to, through technology, identify opportunities to improve processes, facilitate change, and to support new initiatives while maintaining a solid relationship with vendor partners, and aligning enterprise needs with vendor system roadmaps. This is an enterprise level role, and as such must be aligned to the strategic vision of the organization. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain inter department relationships, ensuring deep understanding of vision and the role of technology in its execution.
  • Co-ordination of the technical roadmap for Core Enterprise Systems with each system vendor.
  • Internal coordination of patches and major / minor releases to ensure supportability of each system, and ensuring it aligns with the supported technology stack provided by the infrastructure teams.
  • Collaborate with PMO and Delivery to ensure the success of enterprise-level application rollouts
  • Work with a team comprised of both internal and external resources to ensure the health of all Enterprise Systems and ensuring these systems are adequately supported and each business unit is able to leverage these systems to perform its responsibilities.

Qualifications

  • Non-technical
    • Project Management Expertise:  Experience and working knowledge of “best practices” in developing and leading/managing projects to create solutions, plan, budget, and execute projects in support of customer objectives/goals.  This includes the ability to work across the organization to plan for the supporting project/activities needed to successful implement customer programs/projects.
    • Leadership:  Willing to “take a position vs. managing a position”; ability to drive change within the organization; ability to build consensus/coalitions amongst diverse (or divergent) interests; acts with integrity; takes the initiative; exercises sound judgment; sets the example.
    • Analytical/Problem Solving:  Intellectual capacity and ability to gather, sort and analyze data and then develop logical conclusions; critical thinking skills; familiar with problem solving tools/techniques and able to communicate options, conclusions, and recommendations to both the business and the technology teams.
    • Interpersonal/Communication:  articulate and capable of conveying ideas clearly/concisely; sensitive to needs of the audience; ensures the customer, as well as service areas within IT are kept informed of plans, status, and current problems/challenges; manages around internal politics; empathetic, good listener.
    • Vendor Management: ability to work directly with a vendor to facilitate and manage integrations, upgrades, RFP’s, billing and resource management.

 

  • Technical
    • Experience and working knowledge of industry “best practices” related to insurance brokerage, Third Party Administration (TPA), and underwriting systems.
    • High level of technical acumen
    • High level of business acumen as it relates to the insurance industry.
    • Quickly understands the overall business strategy, to analyze the business processes, and to develop technical solutions to support the business strategy.
    • Ability to mentor others through issues and if needed, facilitate resolution.
    • Must be a constant learner.  Staying up to date on industry knowledge and striving to learn about new and emerging technologies and trends in the Insurance and Securities space, as well as business practices and trends (including regulatory and compliance requirements).

 

 

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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C# Developers Topeka, KS 8317

Advantage Tech is looking for a Web Developer.

Brief Description of Job Duties: Identify and document detailed requirements and specifications, design solutions that implement requirements. Develop, debug, and document program code that conforms to organization standards. Modify and document changes to existing applications. Design and execute unit and integration tests for new or modified program code. Provide support to users by responding to support requests by ticket, email, in person and over the telephone. Troubleshoot and resolve issues.

Skills required: Developing applications in C# ASP.NET MVC, HTML, CSS and Javascript, including industry standard frameworks such as Bootstrap and jQuery The Microsoft.NET Framework, up to version 4.7 Microsoft Visual Studio 2010-2017 Working with source control systems, such as Team Foundation Server (TFS) Microsoft SQL Server databases, including queries, views and store procedures.

 

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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Sr. Manager of Software Development Kansas City, MO 8316

Advantage Tech is searching for a Sr. .NET Lead Developer to work for their client out of Kansas City, MO

Skills Requested:

  • 5+ years of managerial experience
  • Full Stack .Net SQL
  • This will be on the Data Analytics Team
  • Candidate will need to have Data and Data Warehousing experience
  • Telerik SiteFinitiy
  • .NET MVC
  • Oauth
  • SQL Server
  • SSIS/SSRS is a plus
  • MFiles would be nice but not required
  • Alteryx would be nice but not required
System Administrator Kansas City, KS 8315

Advantage Tech is searching for a System Administrator to joining their client's team based out of Overland Park, KS

The Systems Administrator is responsible for IT systems administration and troubleshooting core infrastructure systems.  Additionally, they are responsible for supporting the end user environment as it pertains to systems infrastructure. 

Also, the Systems Administrator role will ensure the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of the in house information systems that support core organizational functions. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Support and maintain enterprise level server hardware and software.
  • Perform Microsoft Windows system patching and firmware updates for enterprise systems.
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs.
  • Daily support and administration of Microsoft Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy.
  • Provides second level end user support, installation, training, and configuration for hardware and software components.
  • Support the goals of the Information Technology.
  • Assures compliance with the client's policies and procedures; take appropriate action to correct any obvious unsafe conditions.
  • Design and support of the Microsoft System Center environment including (SCCM, SCOM, SCORCH, etc.)
  • Participates in a rotating on-call schedule with the IT engineering team.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Technology related (AA, BS, BA) degree or at least 2 years of experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft products with advanced skills in the current Microsoft server operating systems.
  • Proven written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, demonstrated willingness to work within a collaborative, team-oriented environment.
  • Must have the ability to work, negotiate, and present well with staff at all levels in the company
  •  Provide support for Microsoft Communication systems (Exchange, Skype for Business).
  • Provide support for Office 365 administration.
  • Provide support for VMware virtualization environment
ServiceNow Administrator Kansas City, KS 8314

Advantage Tech is searching for a ServiceNow Administrator to join their client's team in Overland Park, KS

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • General support, daily administration and maintenance of the ServiceNow platform and associated applications
  • Work directly with user community to resolve support issues within ServiceNow
  • Monitor health, usage, and overall compliance of ServiceNow
  • Develop workflows and process automation within ServiceNow
  • Load, manipulate and maintain data between ServiceNow and other systems
  • Configure ServiceNow to meet customer requirements and enhancement requests
  • Perform installation and testing of ServiceNow updates and new releases
  • Create ServiceNow reports and dashboards
  • Work alongside the Service Management Engineers to execute basic software development, workflow process builds and engineering tasks
  • Vendor management and escalation of critical issues and support of the ServiceNow platform to determine root cause analysis
  • Function as a Business Analyst when interfacing with different departments within the Enterprise to ensure Business Requirements are being delivered upon

marginal (non-essential) functions

  • Experience working in ITIL Service Management organization with ITIL processes; Change, Incident and/or Problem Management
  • Project Management capabilities

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Technology related (AA, BS, BA) degree or at least 4 years of experience
  • Proficiency in designing, building and implementing IT Service Management Processes & Workflows
  • Proven written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, demonstrated willingness to work within a collaborative, team-oriented environment.
  • Must have the ability to work, negotiate, and present well with staff at all levels in the company.

 

Systems Engineer Kansas City, KS 8313

Advantage Tech is searching for a Systems Engineer to work for their client based out of Overland Park, KS.

The Systems Engineer is responsible for implementing and troubleshooting core infrastructure systems.

Additionally, they are responsible for conducting formal testing and transitions of new technology into production including ensuring the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of the in house information systems that support core organizational functions. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Installs, configures, and troubleshoots enterprise level server hardware and software.
  • Perform Microsoft Windows system patching and firmware updates for enterprise systems.
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
  • Assist in managing systems that support core technologies such as VMware, Hyper-V, and Microsoft Windows Servers.
  • Daily support and administration of Microsoft Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, and other core Microsoft Enterprise Environment Services
  • Provides second level end user support, installation, training, and configuration for hardware and software components.
  • Provide emergency off-hours support as defined in rotation schedule with other IT System Engineers.
  • Assist in the identification of emerging technologies that may be appropriate for the client, provide technical knowledge, skills, and support to development team.
  • Support the goals of the Information Technology Organization.
  • Assures compliance with the client's policies and procedures; take appropriate action to correct any obvious unsafe conditions.
  • Participates in a rotating on-call schedule with the IT engineering team.
  • Ability to work in a Team environment.
  • Ability to collaborate with other Information Technology Teams and Departments within the Enterprise with a focus towards solving problems and improving User Experience.
  • Provide support for Citrix Xen Desktop, XenApp, persistent and non-persistent environments.
  • Provide support for Microsoft Communication systems (Exchange, Skype for Business).
  • Provide support for Office 365 administration.
  • Provide support for CommVault Backup solution.

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Technology related (AA, BS, BA) degree or at least 5 years of experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft products with advanced skills in the current Microsoft server operating systems.
  • Proven written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, demonstrated willingness to work within a collaborative, team-oriented environment.
  • Must have the ability to work, negotiate, and present well with staff at all levels in the company.
Database Administrator Blue Springs, MO 8308

Advantage Tech is searching for a Database Administrator to join their client's team based out of Blue Springs, Mo.

 

Job Summary:

Works closely with business owners, which include IT and non-IT departments to understand the data needs of the company. Identifies the data master systems to design integrations into a developed data repository to service the reporting and analytic requirements of each department and the client as a whole.  Provides current and future road map clarity of data at the client to align with the vision provided. Monitors developed systems and works to improve data capture and ongoing delivery.  Clearly documents the structure, processes and security of the developed systems which will allow building a team to support the client's data infrastructure. Works under the general guidance of the Manager, Corporate Business Systems.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Work closely with the software and applications development teams to recommend database structures based on the data storage and retrieval needs.
  2. Configures, monitors, upgrades and administers existing database.
  3. Reviews for data integrity and manages initiatives to cleanse, purge and or eliminate corrupt or redundant information from database.
  4. Works with a team to design, implement and maintain a Global Enterprise Data Warehouse solution.
  5. Acquires, demonstrates understanding and maintains familiarity of business plans of the company, business units and associated functional departments.
  6. Works with all departments and cross functional teams to investigate, understand, map and produce detailed documents of current data needs for systems and reporting across the organization.
  7. Collaborates in the planning, design, development of system optimization and improvement planning to existing applications including, but not limited to SQL Server database performance monitoring and analysis, capacity planning, system sizing and ongoing maintenance and tuning to ensure maximum performance.
  8. Establishes and maintains effective work relationships to develop, implement, and monitor standards and procedures to ensure optimum performance, scalability and reliability.
  9. Supports multiple servers and databases of high complexity with multiple concurrent users, ensuring control, integrity and accessibility of the data.
  10. Establishes and manages scripts and documentation for all aspects of administration including database design, implementation, data scrubbing, encryption, disaster recovery, and participate in disaster recovery process.
  11. Reviews and analyzes the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems and develops strategies for improving or further leveraging these systems.
  12. Prepares and delivers recommendations and alternatives that address existing and potential trouble areas in operating systems across the global organization with cross- functional teams.
  13. Effectively communicates to manager, senior staff and/or external customer the status of issues, activities, and future projects.
  14. Prepares documentation according to standards, policies, and procedures of department.
  15. Scopes and establishes accurate timelines for business projects.
  16. Travels as needed, both domestically and internationally.

 

Job Qualifications:

Required: Bachelor’s degree in a technical field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 5 years or more of experience in gathering and documenting requirements, developing database solutions, maintaining database solutions, integrating database solutions, knowledge of multiple database systems and platforms and database security design. Experience in conducting modeling sessions in which to analyze complex requirements, design and conclusions to a group of individuals. Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment. Highly effective presentation skills.

Preferred: Experience in web and/or application development, experience with JDE World, OnBase, Salesforce, experience in the manufacturing industry, and certifications.

Sr. Java Engineer Omaha, NE 8305

Are you looking for an opportunity to be impactful and be involved in a meaningful project.  This is a full time, direct hire opportunity where you can be a part of huge change!

Job Summary:

Key Activities:

  • Contributor in enterprise technology solutions for the organization’s most strategic and complex application delivery projects, utilizing broad industry awareness and expertise.
  • Active participant through all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), including post-implementation support and maintenance.
  • Skilled at implementing complex systems and software components from technical designs and specifications, in compliance with Industry and System standards, which meet customer needs and expectations with respect to key project/product performance measures; quality, schedule, and cost.
  • Ability to analyze business requirements and create technical designs and specifications for independent implementation.
  • Skilled at creating estimates and work breakdown structures on assigned development tasks.
  • Collaboratively works with leads to incorporate development activities into master delivery schedule.
  • Proficient at consulting with customers and business partners on defined assignments.
  • Proficient at communicating status and progress on assignments.
  • Recognizes issues and risks and begins to raise them to senior staff.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an information technology field (e.g., Computer/Management Information Systems (MIS/CIS), Computer Science (CS), Electrical/Computer Engineering (EE/CE), or an equivalent combination of related education and work experience.
  • Typically requires four to six years of relevant and progressive information technology experience directly related to architecture, design, and development of software solutions, ranging in complexity from department-class to enterprise class.
  • Foundational knowledge Industry software development methodologies, standards and architecture frameworks.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Payment Card device technology (e.g. POS, Hypercom/Equinox, Ingenico, Verifone, screen layout, receipt layout, EFT message queue, etc…).
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Web Application Frameworks (e.g. JSF, Spring MVC, Grails, etc…).
  • Demonstrated proficiency with modern ORM technology (e.g. Hibernate, JPA, etc…).
  • Demonstrated proficiency with modern DBMS technology (e.g. Oracle, etc…).- Demonstrated proficiency with Java Enterprise Applications (e.g. JEE, Spring, etc…).
  • Experience with using SpringBoot and Angular 5.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with front end development technologies such as Angular, React, or Vue. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Agile software development principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and learn new technologies (e.g. Web Services, MQ Series, Groovy/Grails, etc…)
  • Experience with WebLogic and SpringBoot frameworks.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with C++, C#, shell scripting, and low level C development experience in a virtual embedded Linux environment using QT (VirtualBox, VMWare).
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), directory services, and Hardware Security Modules (HSM).
  • Strong knowledge with Industry software development methodologies, standards and architecture frameworks.
  • Strong organizational, project management and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong initiative, innovative thinking skills, and the ability to analyze details and adopt a big-picture view.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to explain complex technical information to technical and nontechnical contacts including executive audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to effectively build relationships, promote a collaborative and team environment, and influence others.
  • Military experience a plus.

Advantage Tech is proud to recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm and proud to have recently opened another branch in Omaha, , Nebraska.  We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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Lead Service Desk Omaha, NE 8301

Growing company seeking a leader to join their Service Desk in a leadership capacity.  This individual will be responsible for a team of up to 20 service desk professionals and helping them with their day to day responsibilities as well as coaching/mentoring.  

Job Overview:  These teams are responsible for front line support of all technical related incidents and requests of the business.  They are responsible for supervising the daily work load of the team, providing feedback to leadership and working on various projects and initiatives.  They are responsible for cultivating strong teams, developing their direct reports and guiding them to reach their career goals.

Guidelines

  • Build Strong Teams by Acting Like an Owner
  • Create “Raving Fans” by improving the Customer Experience
  • Gather feedback from customers, using positive feedback to build a stronger team and using negative feedback as a learning tool for the team
  • Identify distractions and remove quickly, escalating when needed
  • Assist with recruiting and hiring of new team members
  • Ensure staff is properly trained and developed
  • Perform development and performance reviews with staff
  • Conduct critical conversations with direct reports
  • Guide direct reports to complete daily tasks
  • Track and report metrics that show efficiency and value as directed
  • On a regular basis, gather information on new issues and collaborate with other  team members to reach a resolution
  • Assist in the development of remediation plans to define work-arounds while Root Cause is being identified
  • Create opportunities for team members to gain a more thorough perspective of our customers
  • Identify and mitigate risks, escalating to Leadership in a timely manner
  • Provide technical direction to the team
  • Assist in establishing standard operating procedures, policies and practices

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Management or Information Technology preferred or equivalent combination of education or experience
  • Six (6) or more years of experience in Information Technology or project management
  • Six (6) or more years of experience leading and managing teams

Advantage Tech is proud to recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm and proud to have recently opened another branch in Omaha, , Nebraska.  We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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Lead CIP Compliance Analyst Kansas City, KS 8296

Advantage Tech is searching for a Lead Compliance Analyst to work for their client based out of the Kansas City-Metro area.

POSITION PURPOSE:

  • Responsible for supporting the NERC Compliance Officer in developing, monitoring and implementing appropriate policies, procedures and programs to facilitate and maintain the Utilities ongoing NERC Compliance Program in response to NERC Reliability Standards and to manage enterprise risk resulting from cyber and physical attacks that could compromise reliability of the Bulk Electric System from unauthorized access to BES Cyber Systems and BES Cyber Assets as well as affording protection measures for sensitive and confidential information.
  • The position requires occasional travel within the, Kansas City metropolitan area and out-of-town meetings or conferences.

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or a related field and a minimum of three (3) years of recent experience in cyber security or an Associate’s Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or a related field and a minimum of five (5) years of recent experience in cyber security is required.
  • Information security certification in SSSP, SANS, GIAC (Gold or Platinum certification), CEH, CISA, CRISC, CISM, CISSP or other applicable certification is desirable.
  • Recent experience in cyber security is required, including previous experience with Compliance Control Frameworks, including but not limited to: NERC CIP, SOX, NIST or other applicable areas.
  • A documented history responding to data requests, evaluating compliance evidence and developing compliance reports in support of periodic compliance audits is required.
  • Two (2) years of Information Technology (IT) system auditing and testing is preferred. 
  • Experience across a broad range of areas of software, hardware, networking, security and integration technologies is required.
  • A working knowledge of NERC Reliability Standards and regional operational and planning criteria is preferred. An understanding of regulatory oversight processes administered by NERC and FERC or other similar regulatory entities is preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, time management and project management skills are required. Ability to work with and analyze data-intensive and detailed information, and to draw meaningful conclusions from that information. Computer skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  Effective communication skills (face-to-face, telephone, written, email and presentation skills) and the ability to build, develop and maintain effective interpersonal relationships is required.  Strong project management and analytical skills and the ability to plan and carry out responsibilities with minimal direction and supervision are required.  Strong technical writing skills are desirable.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

*1.        Provide technical and compliance guidance to the functional groups regarding interpretation of the CIP Reliability Standard requirements and provide direction on how the functional work groups can assure compliance with the requirements.

*2.        Define best practices for methods, processes and procedures for securing systems identified as BES Cyber Systems and BES Cyber Assets.  Facilitate a proactive CIP compliance evidence review and quality assurance process for all applicable functional work groups.

*3.        Monitor CIP compliance through scheduled and unscheduled internal data requests, spot checks and other applicable activities to confirm compliance, identify areas of improvement, detect areas of concern with respect to documentation, testing, maintenance and operations and develop processes or procedures to return to and maintain the prescribed level of compliance.

*4.        Oversee the identification and documentation of the BES Cyber Systems that support the Bulk Electric System.

*5.        Develop or acquire compliance training resources to provide Subject Matter Experts (SME) with the appropriate level of Cyber Security Awareness, NERC CIP Standards training and effective Cyber Security training reinforcements, including but not limited to posters, desktop aids, calendars and other appropriate materials.

*6.        Lead the assessment and evaluation process for all potential and actual Cyber Security Incidents, including the evaluation of the effectiveness of policies, processes and procedures to provide the appropriate response(s), related to BES Cyber Systems.

*7.        Provide assistance to the NERC Compliance Manager with CIP compliance audit preparation and audit performance.

 8.        Perform the essential functions of the CIP Senior Manager, as identified in the NERC Reliability Standard CIP-003 Cyber Security – Security Management Controls, as directed by the NERC Compliance Manager, subject to the approval of designation by the General Manager.  [Optional]

*9.        Assist the O&P Compliance Engineer in compliance activities as needed.

*10.      Perform other related duties as assigned by the NERC Compliance Officer.

 

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Sr Applications Systems Engineer Lee's Summit, MO 8295

Advantage Tech is looking for a Sr Application Systems Engineer for our Kansas City Metro Client. 

 

The Senior Engineer’s role is to be accountable for Technology, Infrastructure, & Operations projects that impact company security and operational efficiency. This includes maintaining applications, systems, network, and/or telecommunications infrastructure to provide operational integrity and meet best practice guidelines for operational availability. Assists all teams with development and communication of strategic planning, project planning and plans for ongoing development of technological solutions. Provides some third-tier support for Service Desk and Tier-2 support for System Administrators. 

Senior Engineer is able to initiate projects and provide direction to management on technical matters. Identifies what needs to be done and acts before being asked to or required by the situation.

 

SKILLS

• Manages and coordinates deployment, development, and expansion of the technology operations environment.

• Identifies potential problems with delivery of operational services and develops solutions.

• Provides on-call infrastructure support during non-business hours.

• Communicate with departmental personnel to ensure effective deployment of technologies.

• Serve as technical resource for departmental and company-wide IT solutions.

• Provides some third-tier support for Service Desk and Tier-2 support for System Administrators.

• Participates in meetings to explain technical solutions and the feasibility of company operations to meet department needs for software and hardware. Works with Engineers and Leadership in finding cost-effective solutions to new and existing software and hardware needs.

• Maintains knowledge of associated company management software, architectures, telecommunication products and services. Provides monitoring and reporting of technology operations for more complex systems.

• Supports and collaborates with team members, software vendors, and other technical staff on project efforts to achieve implementation plans and timelines.
• Monitors system stability and capacity in relation to licensed limits and assists in developing long-term strategies and capacity planning for future infrastructure and telecommunications needs.

• Understands quality improvement process. Creates new processes and documentation. Stays focused on key issues and efficient in time use. Produces the desired outcome with a minimum of effort. Able to estimate schedules.

• Requires a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management or qualified technology certifications in network, systems, or other related certifications.

• Requires four-eight years of experience implementing systems and networking environments in large managed environment which may include virtualization, Citrix, Microsoft, telecommunications, call center environments, voice services and gateways, knowledge of storage area networking (SAN), servers with varying operating systems and an understanding of the security, integrity and the safety of company operational efficiencies plus other related products.

• Additional years of qualifying work experience may be considered in lieu of formal education.

• Requires knowledge of current Microsoft operating environments, effective verbal and written communications skills to consult with management, business partners and vendors; and project management skills, including demonstrated ability to work effectively in small, interactive teams of technical and non-technical associates, and demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with varying priorities to successful completion

·       Preferred Experience supporting Azure Cloud computing technologies.

·       Preferred Experience supporting Office 365 Cloud technologies.

·       Preferred Experience supporting Java J2EE application environments.

·       Preferred Experience with design and implementation of Software Asset Management Systems.

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our clients.  Advantage Tech’s customized recruiting model enables us to place consultants locally and nationally. Our clients want the best candidate at the most reasonable rate within a set timeframe; that’s precisely what we provide them.  We go even further.   Our consultant retention program gives our clients the added comfort our people will perform well and finish the project.

Please visit advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities

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Splunk Platform Engineer Lee's Summit, MO 8294

Advantage Tech is looking for a Splunk Platform Engineer for our Kansas City Metro Client.  

The Engineer’s role is to ensure the stable operations of the technology operational architectures. This includes monitoring, configuring, installing, administering, planning, developing, maintaining, and supporting the availability of the technology operations (may include systems, network, and telecommunications). This role is responsible for monitoring the internal service request ticket system and resolving or escalating request from the service desk as appropriate. 

Engineer is a Self-starter, able to work with minimal direction from management. Understands need for lateral thinking and displays willingness to adapt to new ways of doing business.

 

SKILLS

• Provide enterprise applications, systems, network, and/or telecommunications support for daily operations; monitors and reviews systems for availability, error conditions, adequate space allocation, backup integrity, and performance to ensure system stability. Provides on-call infrastructure support during non-business hours.

• Participates in meetings to explain technical solutions and the feasibility of company operations to meet department needs for software and hardware. Works with Engineer peers and Leadership in finding cost-effective solutions to new and existing software and hardware needs.

• Monitors company Infrastructure with associated software or hardware, provides performance statistics, and reports as directed by Leadership. Recommends and implements appropriate actions to determine and resolve operational architecture issues, which may include systems, network, and telecommunications.

• Maintains knowledge of associated company management software, architectures, telecommunication products and services. Provides monitoring and reporting of technology operations as directed.

• Self-starting, able to work with minimal direction from management. Understands need for lateral thinking; Displays willingness to adapt to new ways of doing business.

• Improves existing team processes. Creates effective documentation used by others. Attention to detail. Digs in and makes progress on work. Stays focused and isn't distracted by irrelevant things.

• Requires a Bachelor's degree (120 credit hours) in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Telecommunications, or qualified technology certifications in network, systems, or other related certifications.

• Requires three years of experience in a systems and/or networking environment including VMware (virtualization), Citrix, Microsoft Windows servers, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange email, backup and restore hardware and software, telecommunications and VOIP telephony supporting (or working in) call center environments, including voice services and gateways, installing and configuring desktops, servers, wireless networking, and an understanding of the security, integrity, and safety of company operational efficiencies plus other related products.

• Additional years of qualifying work experience may be considered in lieu of formal education.

• Requires effective verbal and written communication skills to consult with management, business partners, users and vendors.

• Requires effective organizational skills and the ability to manage frequent interruptions and multiple priorities.

• Requires the ability to relate well with coworkers and vendor representatives in order to enlist cooperation and provide guidance.

 

Core responsibility is to help advance the monitoring and data analytics capabilities of Company IT

·       Leverage previous experience, share best practice and create solutions to push user adoption and maximize the value of Splunk

·       Assist internal users of Splunk in designing and maintaining production-quality dashboards

·       Collaborate across the organization to bring Splunk access to product and technical teams to get the right solution delivered and drive future innovation gathered from customer input

·       Support Splunk on Unix, Linux and Windows-based platforms

·       Troubleshoot Splunk server and agent problems and issues

·       Create and enhance Splunk user documentation for the organization to include technical diagrams, workflows, and SOPs

 

Preferred Skills

·       1 year of Splunk experience, particularly SPL language

·       2+ years of experience with data analysis, logging solutions, system and network monitoring, and technical consulting

·       Proficient in one or more of the following scripting languages: Bash, Perl, Python, PowerShell

·       Proficiency in writing Regular Expressions to extract data in Splunk via search-time and index-time extraction

·       Self-motivated and self-educating, able to function independently as needed.

·       Well organized with a healthy sense of urgency, able to set; communicate; and meet aggressive deadlines with competing priorities

·       Experience in Data Analytics and visualizations, particularly log analysis.

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our clients.  Advantage Tech’s customized recruiting model enables us to place consultants locally and nationally. Our clients want the best candidate at the most reasonable rate within a set timeframe; that’s precisely what we provide them.  We go even further.   Our consultant retention program gives our clients the added comfort our people will perform well and finish the project.

Please visit advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities

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Director of Implementation Omaha, NE 8290

Do you have prior experience with an ERP and leading an implementation team?  This company is growing and is seeking a Director to manage a large team of account managers or implementation managers.  

The Director of Software Implementation is responsible for leading a team of talented people focused on educating clients and employee owners about the company's products and solutions. The Director oversees the establishment and execution of department goals, best-in-class processes, excellent customer service and ongoing professional development of the team members. This leader also closely collaborates with other department directors/managers and the executive team to execute the company’s overall strategy and goals. 

Key Responsibilities: 
• Responsible for the successful onboarding and implementation of all new clients, training of existing clients and internal employees on products and solutions. 
• Oversees the development and delivery of all learning content, including, but not limited to, online help documentation, computer based training and training guides. 
• Responsible for applying expert knowledge of the implementation process, providing strategic direction and solving complex problems to assist clients and employees. 
• Allocate resources based upon project demand, proactively leading the identification of design and implementation of process improvements. 
• Develop relationships across the organization in order to work collaboratively and effectively with other departments. 
• Establish clearly defined goals, objectives, responsibilities, competencies and development plans for each member on the team. 
• Provide hands-on coaching for team members across the department to ensure top-notch customer service. 
• Cultivate open communication with customers and business partners to identify opportunities to improve processes and methodologies. Drive continuous improvement of the implementation process and tools. 
• Provide leadership to multiple implementations/customer projects and facilitate cross functional teams to develop and implement solutions to address customer requirements 
• Create and manage the annual revenue and expense budget for the department in order to achieve established goals. 
• Actively plan for continuous growth of the company by building a department structure that can scale as the company expands. 
• Conduct performance evaluations and provide ongoing coaching and performance feedback. 
• Monitor and regularly communicate department success with meaningful metrics and key performance indicators. 

Qualifications Required: 
• Bachelors' degree and 10+ years business experience with 5+ years managing technical services teams and recruiting talent (support, deployment, consulting, etc.) for a software firm. 
• Proven experience implementing enterprise software for external clients 
• Excellent coaching and mentoring skills with a servant leadership focus 
• Service oriented and customer centric experience running software implementations 
• Experience with analysis and project life cycle methodologies as well as a solid understanding of the implementation project life cycle 
• Proven record of navigating, escalating and leading efforts on complex customer requests or projects 
• Experience in creating performance metrics to meet goals and make data driven decisions 
• Strong collaborative, negotiating, influencing, leadership and decision-making skills 
• Consultative and dynamic personality 
• Excellent verbal & written communication skills 

Advantage Tech is proud to recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm and proud to have recently opened another branch in Omaha, , Nebraska.  We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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Database Administrator/Developer Lee's Summit, MO 8273

Advantage Tech is searching for a Systems Developer to join their client's team in Lee's Summit, MO.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Systems Developer is the primary individual responsible for the creation and modification of software developed in-house and used within the client's organization. 

This includes:

  1. Development of custom software applications as well as integration of these custom applications with commercially available applications. 
  2. Functional responsibility also includes database administration for multiple databases across multiple applications. 
  3. Database administration encompasses modification of tables and data as well as data migration and real time synchronization between systems. 
  4. Development aspects include gathering the business requirements, design of the solution architecture, and programming the necessary software. 
  5. This individual will be responsible for development of both the back-end database and front-end web interface. 
  6. The Systems Developer will also engage and coordinate additional software development support by third-parties as required.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with end-users to identify software development requirements;
  • Perform database design and development for custom software;
  • Lead user web interface development for custom software;
  • Document database and software design;
  • Integrate databases between custom software and commercially available software;
  • Perform complex database queries upon request;
  • Identify design requirements for portions of software developed by third-parties;
  • Coordinate development activities by third-party developers;
  • Other tasks as may be needed from time to time

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or equivalent;
  • Minimum five years software development experience;
  • Experience developing software applications from start to finish;
  • Experience in telecommunications industry a plus

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Proficient with SQL including experience with database design, stored procedures, and complex queries (MS SQL Server experience preferred);
  • Strong knowledge of web technologies for user interface development (HTML, CSS, ASP, JavaScript, JQuery, node.js, etc.);
  • Able to translate business requirements into software design requirements;
  • Able to establish and meet milestone objectives for complex projects;
  • Strong oral and written communications;
  • Strong aptitude to learn new programming languages / techniques;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Software
Quality Analyst (Lead) Kansas City, MO 8258

Advantage Tech is searching for a QA Analyst to work for their client in Kansas City, Mo.

Position Description:

The Quality Assurance Analyst (QAA) contributes to the development of and executes the testing methodology.  The QAA will design and execute test plans based on the documentation provided by the development team and appropriate standard quality checklists maintained by the QA team.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Working with the technical team to understand the nature of the system and project being tested.
  • Analyzing and identifying system defects through functional, regression and performance testing.
  • Communicating subjective and objective quality and user experience concerns.
  • Maintaining relevant testing environments (operating system, browser, browser plug-ins, scripts, etc.).
  • Creating and maintaining test documentation and testing plans.
  • Developing and maintaining positive relationships with internal departments and clients.
  • Being rigorous and thorough in the evaluation of quality.
  • Ability to learn new tools and technology to support test execution.
  • Ability to change direction quickly based on project or business needs.

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in quality testing – – Project Lead experience 
  • Proven detail oriented and critical thinking skills.
  • Experience with traditional web front-end technologies, such as HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript.
  • Experience with defect tracking tools, such as JIRA.
  • Experience with web application load and performance testing and techniques.
  • Preferred, but not required:
  • Basic Unix shell knowledge – able to find, view, monitor log files.
  • Experience with building automated test plans and procedures.
  • Experience with SQL – able to connect to, understand schema and query databases.
  • Experience working in an Agency or Marketing department.
Business Analyst Kansas City, MO 8251

SENIOR BUSINESS ANALYST  – DYNAMICS 365 F&O / AX – KANSAS CITY, MO

 

 What You'll Do:          

This Senior Business Analyst position at our client works within our team to deliver ScanWorkX and our Digital Supply Chain Platform to clients around the world.  He/she will be tasked with analyzing customer requirements and business processes, determining fit/gap with standard software, designing and documenting changes required, and delivering the working solution. Additional responsibilities will include installing and configuring solution components such as applications and programs to work with a client’s ERP solution and with the client’s network and will engage in activities that ensure that the client can productively utilize the solution delivered including training, testing, issue resolution, documentation, and go live preparation.

 

Here's a closer look at some of your primary responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the team in development of business solutions through research and analysis of data and business processes. 
  • Installs, configures, and tests applications in a client’s environment that meet the specified requirements.
  • Installs client’s software on data collection devices and configure those devices for a client’s environment.
  • Provides training to the client in the use of data collection devices and in the use of applications implemented for the client.
  • Assists clients with testing of the installed solution and issue resolution.
  • Provides field experience feed-back and input into implementation standards.  Participate in development of client’s practices white papers and training materials. 
  • Build rapport with client project team, client employees and consultants.
  • Manage time and projects effectively.
  • Perform special projects as assigned.
  • Average of 50% domestic and international travel.

You Have:

  • 5+ years of experience working in ERP consulting role, ideally with an implementing partner or data collection ISV
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 or D365 for Finance and Operations, particularly in warehousing, production, and supply chain.
  • A deep understanding of the Advanced Warehouse (WHS) module is required.  Exceptions may be made for experienced Dynamics trade and logistics analysts who have not yet had the opportunity to implement WHS, but learning the module would be a condition of continued employment.
  • Comfortable with basic technical tasks.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills: written and verbal. Ability to communicate technical aspects to non-technical shareholders.
  • Comfortable working with all levels of organizations:  clerical to senior management.
  • High level of initiative and accountability for deliverables and deadlines.
  • Logical thinking skills and methodical approach to work.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, or related field.

 

Full Stack Web Developer Lenexa, KS 8246

Full Stack Web Developer:

The Full Stack Web Application Developer is the technical lead responsible for the back-end software design and development  as well as assisting with front-end development. Candidate will work with project managers and other developers Throughout the Development process. The purpose of this position is to build applications using modern HTML, CSS, and JavaScript frameworks and tools.  Candidate will provide applications design, development, programming and support of web based software applications.

Selected candidate will:

  • Be a member of a team of professionals configuring/developing web-based applications.
  • Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs
  • Develop software solutions by studying requirements analysis and information needs; conferring with stakeholders studying systems flow, data usage, and work processes; perform software design using software development fundamentals and processes, debug, test, and deploy software solutions.
  • Development of web applications including both front-end and back-end capabilities
  • Write well designed, testable, efficient code by using best software development practices
  • Develop strategies, approaches, and plans to support system implementation activities
  • Integrate data from various back-end services and databases
  • Track and report development progress of the project against key milestones.
  • Stay aware of emerging technologies/industry trends and apply them into operations and activities
  • Assist in the evaluation of new software applications

 

Qualifications:

Educational Level:BS or equivalent experience -Computer Science, Engineering Technology or Technical Related Degree or experience

# Of Years’ Experience:  5+ years of experience in Web Application Development

Required SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Experience as a Web Application Developer in the analysis, design, hands-on development and delivery of web-based applications
  • Experience developing RESTful API (C# ASP.Net Web API)
  • Proficiency with SQL
  • Experience implementing web application sessioning, authentication and application security
  • Experienced using front-end JavaScript frameworks and technologies like Angular, React and Knockout.
  • Experience working closely with a variety of teams including product management, Business Analysts, UI and UX designers, and developers.
  • Aggressive problem diagnosis and creative problem-solving skills
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills

 

Preferred SKILLS:

  • Familiar with source control and build automation tools (such as Git, TFS)
  • Agile development experience
  • Familiar with test frameworks for Unit testing
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server
  • Ability to write Stored Procedures, write complex SQL queries, and ability to analyze the SQLdata
  • Experience with SQL Server Reporting Services, SQL Server Analysis Services, and/or SQL Server Integration

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Mid Level Software Developer Overland Park, KS 8237

Advantage Tech is looking for a Software Developer for our Overland Park Client.  They have an exciting product and a great platform that they have developed.

This position requires someone whose mind and skills are strong, and someone with a commitment to continuous learning and experimentation to keep them that way.  This role also requires the ability to communicate and collaborate clearly with internal departments as well as with consultants and third party contributors from outside the company.

This role is an important contributor in the realization of our ambitious business objectives to build out a robust cloud-based services platform that makes it easy to integrate carriers, brokers, and third parties that will allow us to deliver a seamless buying experience. 

DUTIES: 

  • Collaborates as part of a high functioning team, including the ability to collaborate with members of non-technical teams
  • Support the technical design process by participating in the analysis of technical application requirements, ensuring product/project requirements are satisfied in the process
  • Coding and testing of program modules, assisting in design when required
  • Maintaining, tuning, and repairing applications 
  • Documents software for the purpose of maintainability, making revisions to processes and procedures as needed
  • Follows coding best-practices and maintains corporate data integrity, reliability, and security
  • Researches, proposes, and develops new features to increase speed and product performance
  • Learns user functions, business processes, and organizational roles as required
  • Maintains awareness of new technologies and their role and/or potential within the corporate Information Technology infrastructure
  • Establishes and maintains relationships and interfaces with clients, consultants, and other third-party vendors

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field, or relevant combination of experience and education
  • 5+ years .Net (C# specifically) programming experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Desire to learn new technologies and strive to constantly improve personal skills
  • Experience with Service Oriented Architecture, building and integrating RESTful web services using Web API
  • Skills in modern software design while adhering to best coding practices across the full software development life cycle
  • Exceptional ability to troubleshoot (debug) software and hardware issues 
  • ADO.NET and/or Entity Relational Modeling including SQL Server database design and implementation experience, Transact SQL (T-SQL), Views, Object-Relational Mapping tools, and Stored Procedures
  • Experience with the following technologies:
    • Visual Studio .NET 2015+, .NET Framework 4.5+
    • Web Application Development 
      • ASP.NET/MVC
      • Javascript UI frameworks (preferably ReactJS or AngularJS)
  • Experience with GIT, TFS, or other version control solutions
  • Ability to create and modify unit tests relevant to solution being developed
  • Recognize security needs for applications and apply security best practices
  • Highly Desirable:
  • Experience developing in a cloud-based environment (preferably Microsoft Azure)
  • Knowledge of Scrum or other Agile methodologies
  • Ability to analyze web application performance and recommend improvements

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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Payroll Sr. Systems Analyst Omaha, NE 8230

Are you a problem solver who  likes to question the question and solve the problem?  This client is adding a member to their finance and payroll team.  

  • Solicits requirements by identifying a desired future state that addresses a business problem
  • Articulates requirements to the lowest level of detail that will provide the biggest impact in advancing business objectives and project success
  • Configure SAP Payroll and Time systems to support Business requirements, where applicable
  • Provide accurate effort estimates for business analyst tasks, assisting others where needed
  • Assess solution options and prioritize competing business demands
  • Manage relationships with business partners to drive satisfaction with IT
  • Consult on product lifecycle management
  • Create Product process and integration maps
  • Recognize and participate in the management of the Product(s) lifecycle from strategic planning through support and decommissioning
  • Contribute to the recommendation and implementation of Product best practices and toolsets to increase quality results and service bandwidth
  • Contributes to Business Case and ROI efforts
  • Work collaboratively with other Business and IT Product and Support Teams to ensure communications, transparently integrated processes and seamless support delivery
  • Identify and address critical issues that could impact the fit and quality of solutions and escalate as needed
  • Participate in product-related project plans, resources and deliverables to defined timelines and scope
  • Assist in advising and guiding colleagues on any aspect of the Product, including training for other IT product or support teams, and business partners where appropriate

Required Qualifications:

  • Highly motivated and self-directed
  • 5+ years of experience in business analysis discipline, Payroll and Time
  • SAP Payroll and Time experience
  • Bachelor's degree in a technology related field preferred
  • Involvement with multiple product and project life cycle implementations.
  • Possess an understanding of information management project and quality control best practices
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with proven ability to present information both to technical and non-technical customers/stakeholders, in appropriate media and form
  • Ability to maintain a clear focus on achieving results that meet professional and quality standards, within agreed timescales
  • Demonstrate initiative with commitment and ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines while still maintaining high quality standards
  • Knowledge of Visio, SharePoint and Microsoft Suite or similar products

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of SAP HCM
  • Experience working with unions and international payroll
  • Experience in implementation of enterprise products that satisfy construction related business needs
  • Knowledge of various project management methodologies (Agile, waterfall)
  • Possess an understanding of information technology project management best practices
  • Experience with software integration with 3rd party solutions

Advantage Tech is proud to recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm and proud to have recently opened another branch in Omaha, , Nebraska.  We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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Field Technician Omaha, NE 8228

Are you looking for a reputable organization to join where the job opportunities are endless?  Well established and successful company seeking to add to their tech support team.  They are seeking an ambitious, self starter with a minimum of 1 year of tech support experience.  Responsibilities include:

  • Provide a consolidated point of contact for providing escalated technical support 
  • Respond to all assigned tickets in a timely manner
  • Communicate with Managers to coordinate all  technical needs
  • Research and resolve escalated trouble tickets
  • Immediately notify appropriate individuals of any issues that could potentially impact production activities and follow escalation to keep impact minimal
  • Document all trouble tickets with clear, concise explanations in a timely and accurate manner ensuring adherence to department policies and procedures
  • On-site and Remote client support of various enterprise and desktop applications
  • Establish and maintain a professional relationship with customers, team members and department contacts
  • Cooperate with team members to provide the best customer experience possible
  • Provide quality customer service that exceeds customer expectations
  • Assist Service Desk when needed or when assigned by taking customer calls or chats.
  • Escalate to Lead Associate any situation outside the employee's control that could adversely impact the services being provided
  • Other duties as assigned

Advantage Tech is proud to recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm and proud to have recently opened another branch in Omaha, , Nebraska.  We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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Software Development Test Engineer Omaha, NE 8226

Are you looking for a new opportunity to be creative and problem solve while helping a successful company move to automated testing?  Client is seeking a strong communicator who can work with the business to develop solutions from high level requirements and create a strong relationship with the team.  

Description:

  • Designs, develops and executes automation scripts using tools like Selenium (Java), SOAPUI, LoadRunner and other tools as needed.
  • Analyzes results of automated test executions and provides analytical input into reliability of product.
  • Develops a test framework to increase efficiencies in automation scripting and execution; including coding standards, test-data handling methods, object repositories, and information on how to access external resources.
  • Maintains technical documentation for the automation frameworks.
  • Reports defects in a detailed manner to the project team.
  • Participates in design reviews, status and project team meetings.

 Qualifications:  

  • Demonstrated experience using test frameworks such as: Cucumber, JUnit, or similar.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing code in Java and JavaScript.
  • Automation experience at the API and UI level.
  • Strong knowledge of QA methodologies, processes and tools.
  • Able to write SQL statements.
  • Ability to develop and execute functional automation tests.
  • Ability to develop and execute load/performance/stress tests.
  • Ability to develop and execute integration tests and automated regression tests.
  • Experience setting up and/or maintaining test automation frameworks.
  • Engages well with others and are passionate about providing an exemplary customer experience.

Advantage Tech is proud to recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm and proud to have recently opened another branch in Omaha, , Nebraska.  We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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JavaScript Developer Overland Park, KS 8214

Advantage Tech is seeking a JavaScript Developer for our Overland Park, Client.  

We have an immediate opening for a JavaScript Developer.  This position will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining user interfaces for SAAS applications.  The position reports to the Software Development Manager.

Relevant job functions:

  • Writing JavaScript Single Page applications/components and REST web service endpoints in Node
  • Cross-browser front end development and certification
  • Develop new and effective interactive design solutions on time and in scope
  • Research and recommend appropriate interactive technologies
  • Develop reusable code libraries
  • Develop browser compatibility code

Experience and Abilities:

  • Strong HTML and JavaScript programming skills, preferably with experience in developing single page applications using React or a similar framework
  • Experience with REST programming with NodeJS is preferred
  • Strong email communication, listening and writing skills, with specific attention to detail and follow-up required
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to multi-task required
  • Flexibility, resourcefulness and ability to excel in a fast-paced environment required
  • BS or equivalent experience in Computer Science or other technical field
  • Minimum of three years of experience in software engineering; including analysis, design, and development of complex applications
  • Demonstrated experience delivering web-based applications
  • Understanding of interaction design and user-centered design methods and practices
  • Professional experience collaborating with design and development teams
  • Experience working with an agile development methodology is a plus
  • Familiarity with AWS is a plus

 

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our clients.  Advantage Tech’s customized recruiting model enables us to place consultants locally and nationally. Our clients want the best candidate at the most reasonable rate within a set timeframe; that’s precisely what we provide them.  We go even further.   Our consultant retention program gives our clients the added comfort our people will perform well and finish the project.

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Electric Utility Senior Systems Analyst Kansas City, KS 8210

Advantage Tech is searching for a qualified Sr. Systems Analyst-Electric Utility for their client based out of Kansas City.

POSITION PURPOSE:

The position is responsible for professional work in analyzing, planning, and developing complex electric and water utility operational applications and systems solutions.

The incumbent must be highly skilled with:

  • Technical experience in the assimilation and specialized processing of utility operational systems and processes.
  • Work involves analysis, modification, and development of utility operational computer applications and systems.
  • The incumbent will focus on delivering projects that satisfy business requirements at an agreed upon cost and schedule and identifies appropriate resources needed.
  • He or she directs activities of the project deliverables and communicates with the appropriate team leads or managers, and coordinates the activities of the team by becoming familiar with system scope and project objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member.
  • The position’s role is to work with little direct supervision. 

 

MINIMAL EDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Engineering, or related field. 

Ten (10) years demonstrated work experience in the Electric Utility industry.

  • Incumbent must possess strong working knowledge of Operational Technology (OT) systems of an electric and water utility.
  • Must possess working knowledge of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) smart metering systems and applications such as Honeywell/Elster, Tantalus, Aclara, Itron or other AMI systems; Siemens, Itron, uCentra, Oracle or other Meter Data Management Systems (MDMS).
  • Must possess working knowledge of asset and work management systems and applications such as IBM Maximo, Avantis, Tenna, Cascade, and TMW Fleet Maintenance.
  • Must possess working knowledge of Outage Management Systems (OMS) and applications such as Schneider, Milsoft, PSE, ACS or other OMS, with Interactive Voice Response (IVR).
  • Must possess working knowledge of GIS mapping systems and applications such as ESRI ArcGIS, AutoCad Map 3D, ENVI, or Mapinfo.
  • Must possess working knowledge of mobile dispatch solutions
  • Must possess working knowledge of utility plant accounting systems
  • Possessing a working knowledge of utility electric power generation operations and services is a plus.

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

*1.       Manage a variety of initiatives and projects from inception to completion including Application implementations, new technology installations, and significant upgrade initiatives to current and future technology environments.

*2.       Plan, schedule and track project timelines, milestones, deliverables, and success criteria using appropriate tools throughout the project life cycle.

*3.       Participate in project development activities from requirements gathering to fruition including project dependencies, critical path, scope, goals and deliverables that support business objectives.

*4.       Create and maintain process documentation to include system plans, project organization, project risks, project requirements, requirements responsibility matrix, dependency matrix, functional specifications and technical specifications.

*5.       Produce or review documentation detailing process performance, individual deliverables, team member roles and responsibilities, project budget, proposed change orders, and contingencies.

*6.       Review and modify communications plan documents which include project test plan, quality assurance plan, training plan, data conversion, migration and integration plan, implementation and deployment plan, issues logs and lessons learned.

*7.       Maintain a big picture perspective. Serve as a mentor to project sponsors and project team members to educate and assist them with implementing business change management, identifying risks, issues, and impediments. 

*8.       Assist in managing customer expectations and achieving organizational goals. Work to facilitate a stress free work environment by assisting teams and organization with building a culture of cooperation, respect, simplicity, transparency, and agility.

*9.       Lead or participate in project status meetings to ensure good communication within the project team as well as ensure that meeting minutes and status updates are understood by the team, stakeholders and other parties.

*           Denotes essential function

 

PERSONAL SKILLS

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and excel at meeting deadlines
  • Must possess strong interpersonal communication, problem solving, analytical, and possess customer service focus skills.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office and SharePoint
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal skills.
  • MS Visio experience a plus
CIS/CRM System Analyst Kansas City, KS 8208

Advantage Tech is searching for a qualified CIS/CRM Systems Analyst for their client based out of Kansas City.

 

POSITION PURPOSE:

The position is responsible for professional work in developing and supporting a Customer Information System (CIS) or Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system and applications, and system processes supporting an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) for the utilities’ Smart Metering System.

The incumbent must be highly skilled with:

IT development experience in support of such systems. 

The incumbent will focus on developing solutions that satisfy business requirements at an agreed upon cost and schedule.

Must be able to share knowledge of and provide training on the functionality of the CIS/CRM software to help insure the most efficient and effective use of the application. 

The incumbent must be able to provide application development and analysis support to the utilities’ Smart Metering AMI.

The incumbent will be expected to be self-motivated and work with minimal supervision. 

 

MINIMAL EDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field. 

Five (5) years demonstrated work experience.

  • Must possess knowledge of use and capabilities of business applications and operational systems and peripheral equipment.
  • Must be a CIS or CRM Application Subject Matter Expert.
  • Must possess strong SQL development skills.
  • Must be experienced in programming and in applying knowledge of programming languages such as: 
    • Java, VB, Access development skills
    • Actuate, Cognos or other Business Intelligence (BI) report development skills
  • Knowledge or Experience in the Utility Industry is a plus.
  • Knowledge of AMI Smart Grid/Smart Metering Systems is a plus
  • Experience in Meter Data Management Systems (MDMS) a plus
  • Experience working with Service Bus integrations, such as AG WebMethods, is a plus.

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

*1.    Provide expert judgment and analysis for the design, development and implementation of technical projects and systems.

*2.     Define the nature and objective of the system or system improvements to be developed. 

*3.     Resolve highly complex technical issues and conducts advanced research. 

*4.     Prepare program specifications for assigned projects. 

*5.     Lead the formulation and review of plans outlining steps required to develop programs to meet staff and user requirements.

*6.     Executing, Coding, assembling, de-bugging and documenting programs. 

*7.  Monitor the performance of applications and process after implementation to insure optimum execution of solutions.

*  Denotes essential function

 

PERSONAL SKILLS

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and excel at meeting deadlines
  • Must possess strong interpersonal communication, problem solving, analytical, and possess customer focus skills.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office and SharePoint
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal skills.
  • MS Visio experience a plus
Cloud Architect Shawnee Mission, KS 8207

Advantage Tech is looking for an Enterprise Cloud Engineer.

Job Description:

Work with the latest Azure Cloud technologies as they are released and implemented to constantly improve the existing environment. Work with various technical groups from Enterprise Operations, Enterprise Security and Application Development groups. Provide best practices of designing, configuring, and maintaining Cloud environment. Document and conduct knowledge transfer to internal staff.

Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 4 years extended working knowledge in Azure Cloud offerings, Cloud services, Azure cloud storage, Azure AD and Express routes.
  • Hands on experience in networking and migration and implementation of on premises servers to Azure.
  • Enterprise-level experience with teams involved in architecture of highly scalable, secure, distributed applications, aligned with company standards, process, methodologies, and best practices.
  • Experience in extending Active Directory Domain Services to Azure
  • Experience in designing and configuring Express Route
  • Experience in Compute and Storage area in multi-platform environment such as Linux and Windows.
  • Be willing to work with and learn the latest Azure Cloud technologies as they are released and implemented.
  • Ability to work well with a team in a fast paced, constantly changing environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in the English language

Bonus Skills:

  • SharePoint Development/Design
  • MS-SQL knowledge
  • Previous development experience
  • Pharmacy background or knowledge is a plus

 

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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Crystal Report Writer Overland Park, Kansas 8193

Advantage Tech is looking for a Crystal Report Writer for our Overland Park Client.  

Objective: The primary responsibility of the Crystal Report Writer is to develop, maintain and troubleshoot Crystal Reports for our client base.  Crystal Report Writer will also be communicating with the client base to assess and assist with their Reporting needs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create, modify and maintain Crystal Reports.
  • Troubleshoot problems within reports.
  • Gather requirements from clients for requested reports.

Skills Required:

  • Excellent time management, resource organization and priority establishment skills, and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Superior collaborative skills, applied successfully within team as well as with other areas
  • Speak or write with ease, clarity, and impact, using a communication style appropriate to the subject and the audience; must be fluent in English
  • Crystal reporting
  • SQL querying
  • Database and table structure knowledge

 

Qualifications:

  • Have HEART. To work here, you must be:
    • Humble – self-aware and respectful
    • Effective – measurably move the needle & immeasurably add value
    • Adaptable – innately curious and constantly changing
    • Remarkable – stand out in some way
    • Transparent – openly and honestly sharing knowledge
  • 2+ years of Crystal Reporting experience

2+ years of database knowledge

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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Sr Mobile Developer Lee's Summit, MO 8191

 

Advantage Tech is looking for a Xamarin Developer for our Kansas City, MO Client.

Designs, develops, implements and supports technical solutions to meet the business needs. Works on most complex solutions. In reference to the Microsoft Solution Framework, may serve as Project Manager and/or Project Lead on a technical development team. Provides technical leadership in addressing complex systems solutions. Plans and coordinates processes used in data management including reporting, normalization, field mapping, duplicate record detection, and regression analysis. Works closely with the business staff and technical staff to analyze business problems, develop system solutions, and plan training requirements for application implementation. Provides input related to the technical performance evaluation for the Development staff

 

SKILLS

  • Consults with users and Information Services departments, determines needs, and designs highly complex technology based solutions. Suggests alternative approaches to meet user requirements.
  • Develops and implements business solutions. Evaluates business processes, workflow, database requirements, user requirements, and existing business application functionality; develops project scopes, feasibility studies, and system requirements. May fill the roles of Product, Program or Project Lead on a development team. Acts as technical mentor for the Development and Business Analyst teams.
  • Develops and maintains documentation of programs, user guides, policies and procedures. Ensures training of individuals for newly developed technology tools.

  • Supports other teams such as  Computer Operations in implementing and documenting production.

  • Communicates project progress and status to the Manager and other development team members. Provides input related to the technical performance evaluation for the Development staff.

  • Evaluates existing applications and systems. Recommends improvements or modifications utilizing current technologies and techniques.
  • Evaluates employee performance and deliverables when managing a development team project.
  • May determines training needs, mentor and recommend selection, termination, promotion, and reassignment of subordinates to their manager. 
  • Must maintain knowledge of current and upcoming technologies keeping an eye on external competitive trends and best practices.
  • Required to create business solutions using knowledge and application of multiple technologies and applications.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requires

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a Computer Information Services or a related field.
  • Additional years of qualifying work experience may be considered in lieu of formal education.

  • Requires 6+ years’ experience in project analysis, application development and/or application programming.
  • Requires knowledge of Microsoft Software (MS Visual Studio and MS Server Products), MS Office Products, SQL server products.
  • Requires expert knowledge of Xamarin, C#, .NET, .Net Core, Javascript, MVC/Razor, JQuery, Bootstrap, Angular, NodeJs, Object Oriented Development, Unit testing frameworks, REST Services, Typescript, GIT.
  • Requires knowledge of XCode and Andriod platforms and Development environments (IDE).
  • Requires knowledge of deploying mobile applications to the Google Playstore and Apple Store.
  • Requires effective communication and presentation skills and the ability to lead multi-disciplinary development teams.
  • Ability to move into projects and immediately apply knowledge and add value.
  • Has the ability to explain theories and reasoning behind decision making while seeing the big picture and risks
  • Experience leading a team of more junior employees providing guidance and expertise to help them learn

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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Windows System Administrator Kansas City, KS 8188

Advantage Tech is searching for a Windows System Administrator to manage a short-term contract with potential extensions, for their client based out of Kansas City, KS.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Windows system administrator who has patched with Symantec Altiris product in the last 24 months.  
  • Key skill patching windows servers & automation
  • With patching being done, some work will be done after hours/weekends
Automated Testing Engineer Omaha, NE 8184

Are you looking to join a high functioning automated testing team?  Work for a progressive company in Omaha and join their amazing culture!

Job Summary: 

The candidate will participate in code review meetings with other Automation Test Engineers, and will also be responsible for executing the automated tests & analyze results. The candidate will document issues, test results, and communicate findings to the team. The candidate will use the tools & procedures as defined in the Standard Operating Procedures document & adapt to the coding guidelines defined for the Test Practice. The candidate will create/assist in creating test plans & strategies in the context of the work assigned to the Project Team.  Manual testing may be expected depending on the project needs. The candidate ensure proper test data setup, authors manual test cases, and executes Regression testing within the accepted timelines. Coordinates all test activities in a team environment to drive towards a successful project delivery and meet agreed upon milestones.

Job Skills: 

  • Ability to develop automated tests, using programming/scripting languages. Not just record & playback.
  • Good understanding of Object Oriented Programing concepts.
  • Prior experience with a programming language (Java/c#) or functional Test Automation tools like HP UFT/Selenium/Appium.
  • Experience developing automated test scripts within the bounds of a test automation framework.
  • Experience in writing MS Excel macros using VBA.
  • Experience using SQL for data validation & verification.
  • Experience with Performance/Load testing is a plus.
  • Experience with mobile testing using functional tools is a plus.
  • Must have the ability to author manual test cases from requirements/acceptance criteria.
  • Must have the knowledge of various testing techniques in order to execute the test plans within the agreed timelines.
  • Must have the ability to comprehend technical requirements & architectures in order to generate test cases with optimum test coverage.
  • Experience logging defects, and tracking them to closure by following the Defect lifecycle.
  • Ability to communicate the status of testing, and must be able to generate testing metrics, as needed.
  • Experience working on an Agile scrum team.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Driven self-starter and the ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • Estimating work effort and determine delivery schedules.

Join a fun, community focused organization today!

Advantage Tech is proud to recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm and proud to have recently opened another branch in Omaha, , Nebraska.  We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

#advantagetech

 

Sr. Network Engineer Kansas City, MO 8183

Advantage Tech is searching for a Sr. Network Engineer to join their clients Infrastructure Team, based out of Kansas City, MO

The position of Senior Engineer, Network Engineering, has the responsibility for providing supervision and management of the network administration support staff as well as support of the technical architecture, design, implementation and continuity of the organization’s production network infrastructure.

Network infrastructure for this organization includes, but not limited to, LAN, WAN, WLAN, Wireless Bridging, VoIP (IP Telephony), QoS, Firewall, Telephony Systems and Telecommunications. The person in this position will work closely with members of the IT staff to ensure very high levels of network availability, security and efficiency. The person in this position will serve as the lead technical resource for network production operations support and relevant systems projects. 

The Sr. Network Engineer, will be responsible for bringing advanced knowledge and a new perspective to the design, implementation and maintenance of the overall network infrastructure of the company. 

LEAD RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide leadership and guidance to junior members of the team. 
• Assist with the definition of training and development plans for junior members of IT Operations Team. 
• Assist with conducting annual reviews for junior members of the team. 
• Designing, implementing, monitoring and maintaining the overall network infrastructure 
• Collaborate with Facility Security Officer or designated IT Security Analyst in researching security threats 
• Serve as highest point of escalation to incidents in the network infrastructure. 
• Performance monitoring, alert monitoring, event correlation and suppression, ticket notification and escalation 
• Participate in the organization’s change management process. 
• Act as technical resource to network initiatives for group members and other organizational entities. 

TECHNICAL DUTIES
• Develop and maintain network documentation that includes process, procedures and relevant physical and logical network diagrams. 
• Configure and deploy company LANs, WANs, WLANs, Routers, Switches, Firewalls, purpose-built appliances and other hardware to required specifications. 
• Monitor and report on network systems performance, help identify network trends, and troubleshoot problem areas as needed. 
• Collaborate with Infrastructure team members and others as necessary to assess near and long-term network capacity needs. 
• Create and maintain documentation as it relates to network configuration, network mapping, processes, and service records. 
• Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the networking industry. 
• Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation that may include technical specifications information. 
• Develop process improvements and standard operating procedures 

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED 
• 10+ years’ experience serving in a Network Engineering capacity required. 
• Current certification as Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) required. 
• Minimum of 7 years’ experience managing a network infrastructure comprised of Cisco technologies that includes router, switch, firewall, access security and other. 
• 7 years’ Experience in Data Center and Enterprise LAN/WAN Environments 
• Advanced knowledge in BGP and EIGRP 
• Advanced knowledge in VMware NSX 
• Advanced knowledge in Meraki Wireless Environments 
• Advanced knowledge in Checkpoint Firewall Technology 
• Be able to own and be accountable for network project designs and configurations. 
• Experience with the IT Process Change Management. 
• Ability to develop action plans with work estimates as part of IT projects. 
• Have worked with a high-availability systems environment. 
• Ability to solve critical production issues when required. 
• Proven experience with network capacity planning, network security principles, and general network management best practices. 
• Strong, hands-on technical knowledge with networking technologies. 
• Knowledge of MPLS, QoS, WAN Traffic Optimization and Prioritization. 
• Knowledge of and experience with SIP or H.323 VoIP Protocols. 
• Ability to develop network, voice and data systems in multi-facility, multi-city corporate environments using public switched circuits and/or private line facilities. 
• Knowledge of communications protocols and integration of new systems with existing systems. 
• Knowledge of transport media such as twisted pair, broadband, baseband, coaxial, microwave and fiber optic systems. 
• Working technical knowledge of relevant and current network hardware, protocols, and Internet standards. 
• Competence with testing tools and procedures for voice and data circuits. 
• Ability to apply the principles of analytical and critical thinking skills and other professional practices to diagnose or define problems, collect data and solve abstract problems with widespread unit or organization impact. 
• Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws. 
• Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. 
• Able to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment. 
• Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment. 
• Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail. 
• Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities. 
• Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language. 

PREFERRED 
• Bachelors or Associate degree in a technology related field with 15 years of hands-on experience in the field. 
• Current certification as Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) would be nice to have
• Prior management or team lead experience. 

KEY ATTRIBUTES 
• Excellent communicator. 
• Ability to investigate and resolve complex problems 
• Enjoys working in a fast paced environment

 

Networking/Desktop Coordinator Kansas City, MO 8175

Advantage Tech has a need for a person with experience in Networking & Desktop support for their client based out of Kansas City, MO.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES           

 

Desktop, Device, and Software Services

  • Respond to all staff-generated tickets within tier-specific response times (48 hours all, 1 hour urgent, scheduled set ups at requested time)
  • Manage all school-owned devices including cell-phones, desk phones, staff and student computers, classroom iPads, and hardware accessories
  • Maintain connectivity and wireless access for staff
  • Set up equipment needed for events and maintain instructional technology such as projectors, document cameras, and classroom-related needs

 

Manage Systems Environment

  • Manage email, active directory, shared drive, and on-site server environments
  • Lead project to move school to cloud-based server environment
  • Maintain regular backup of critical information

 

Inventory Management

  • Manage year-long inventory planning and needs for all software and hardware
  • Maintain an accurate database of all school technology
  • Solicit competitive bids in accordance with school and state policy, and maintain records
  • Coordinate warranty repairs and services vendors to maintain inventory
  • Ensure fiscal stewardship of inventory by writing and maintaining strong procedures for staff check out and use of school technology

 

General

  • Perform all other tasks as assigned
  • Must be able to:

Walk, sit or stand for periods of 2 hours up to 12 hours per day; frequently move equipment/devices weighing up to 50 lbs. across campus including outdoors from building to building; ascend stairs; stoop, kneel, crawl to position equipment/devices

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

 

  • A minimum of 3+ years of relevant operational experience is required
  • High comfort level with children and youth is required
  • Prior experience working in schools, urban communities, non-profit, military, private sector, and/or a fast paced entrepreneurial environment is preferred
  • Demonstrated project/program management experience is necessary. Must possess experience successfully managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience working in cross-functional teams and collaborating with external vendors to develop and implement systems and processes to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of a growing organization is essential
  • Effectively prioritize work and meet deadlines; organized; manage multiple assignments; follow assignments through to completion; respond quickly to requests for information and assistance
  • High organizational and analytical ability
  • Results-driven with experience driving operational excellence
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office; Power School, Outlook, Word, and Excel are necessary
  • Given the longer school day at Kauffman School, this position requires extended work days and hours

 

Lead Software Engineer – .Net Omaha, NE 8145

Are you looking to lead a new team with cutting edge technology and revolutionary solutions?  

Responsibilities:

System and product design:
• Considers the customer’s perspective and experiences when designing systems.
• Leads and participates in the architectural design of features early in the development cycle, influencing it to drive quality and adherence to the specification.
• Responsible for producing quality designs that ensure solutions meet performance, scalability, flexibility and extensibility.
• Leads the Team in establishing program specifications and develops coding logic flowcharts in compliance with secure coding standards.

Solution Execution:
• Work with Product Owners to translate roadmap features into manageable components/tasks, estimate timings and resources, suggest solutions and identify possible risks.
• Build quality directly into the engineering processes and solutions by championing automated testing and test driven development.
• Writes and coaches the team on writing clean well thought out design and code with an emphasis on quality, simplicity, and maintainability.
• Works within established procedures and tools to develop, test, code review, implement, and maintain application software while focusing on best practice application security throughout the code life-cycle.
• Communicates effectively and partners well with other disciplines of the project team to deliver high quality solutions from vision to deployment and long term product stability.

Leadership:
• Primary technical point of contact and communicator with stakeholders such as the sponsor, product manager/owner, scrum master, project teams, and upper management.
• Responsible for managing the delivery of committed work for the team.
• Role model to clients Values; Make us better, make someone’s job easier, and deliver measureable value.
• Learn new technologies and keep abreast of existing technologies and be able to apply these to a variety of projects as applicable.
• Mentors more junior developers

Qualifications:
•  Bachelors and/or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Management, Information Technology or Engineering, or equivalent combination of education and experience
• 3+ Years of Lead/Senior Software Engineering experience
• 7+ Years of experience building software using OOP practices
• 3+ years of experience with Agile, Test Driven Development or related lifecycle methodologies
• Experience with the following front-end technology preferred: SignalR, Angular4, Kendo UI, React, and Xamarin
• Experience with the following back-end technologies: LogicApps, Azure WebJobs, Azure Funtions, Azure API Management, ASP.NET Web API, ODataV4, Data Lake, HDFS, WebHDFS, AzureSql, CosmosDB
• Experience with the IDesign software architecture framework a plus
• Experience with database design and programming
• Experience with HTML5, CSS, JavaScript
• Experience with Web Services
• Hosting application using the Azure ecosystem
• Experience with Design patterns, SOA design & web service development
• Strong understanding of emerging technologies, standards, and best practices for .NET development.
• Experience with UX and User Centric Design (UCD)
• Must be able to work in a complex, dynamic team environment with minimal supervision and possess good organizational skills.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
• Excellent communication and documentation skills.
• Some travel may be required.

Advantage Tech is proud to recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm and proud to have recently opened another branch in Omaha, , Nebraska.  We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

#advantagetech

Sr .Net Engineer Omaha, NE 8144

Are you a senior level Software Engineer who excels at custom .NET development?  Do other developers look up to you as a lead and a mentor?  Do you thrive in a complex, dynamic team environment?  

Responsibilities
System & Product Design
• Considers the customer’s perspective and experiences when designing systems.
• Performs product design tasks of a moderate to high complexity which require research and analysis.
• Performs system design and specification development, program logic, application security, testing, debugging, and documentation with full awareness of cost/benefit, risk and performance.
• Works independently and with supervisory review on moderate to highly complex programming tasks.
• Provides analysis of problems and recommends solutions. 
• Prepares program specifications and develops coding logic flowcharts in compliance with secure coding standards.

Solution Execution
• Participates in client interactions, along with the Lead Software Engineer and Architecture Teams, to develop system solutions to business problems.
• Writes clean, well thought out design and code with an emphasis on quality, simplicity, and maintainability.
• Works within established procedures and tools to develop, test, code review, implement and maintain application software while focusing on best practice application security throughout the code life-cycle.
• Communicates effectively and partners well with other disciplines of the project team to deliver high-quality solutions from vision to deployment and long-term product stability

Leadership
• Role model to clients Values; Make us better, make someone’s job easier, and deliver measurable value
• Mentors more junior developers
• May lead projects as needed

Qualifications
• 5+ years of Software Development experience including .NET 
• Experience working as a Senior Software Engineer 
• Bachelors or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Management, Information Technology or Engineering preferred
• 3+ years of experience with Object Oriented Analysis and Design
• 3+ years of experience with Agile, Test Driven Development or related lifecycle methodologies
• SharePoint development preferred
• Front-end technology preferred: SignalR, Angular4, Kendo UI, React, and Xamarin
• Back-end technologies preferred: LogicApps, Azure WebJobs, Azure Functions, Azure API Management, ASP.NET Web API, ODataV4, Data Lake, HDFS, WebHDFS, AzureSql, CosmosDB
• HTML5, CSS, JavaScript
• Web Services
• Database design and programming preferred
• Hosting application using the Azure ecosystem
• Experience with Design patterns, SOA design & web service development
• Strong understanding of emerging technologies, standards, and best practices for .NET development
• Experience with UX and User Centric Design (UCD)
• Must be able to work in a complex, dynamic team environment with minimal supervision and possess good organizational skills
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Excellent communication and documentation skills
• Some travel may be required

Advantage Tech is proud to recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm and proud to have recently opened another branch in Omaha, , Nebraska.  We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

#advantagetech

Data Architect Omaha, NE 8142

Are you a forward-thinker? An innovator? As a Data Architect, you will be the technical liaison for our Product Managers, vetting ideas and projects before they hit the ground, and helping us decide which technical solutions to implement. This is your opportunity to work with our Districts and Job Sites to identify problems and provide technical solutions. We are looking for someone who comes from a large company with a history of success architecting technology solutions. 

Responsibilities 
• Help client continue its growth into the being a data-driven company by identifying data solutions that can solve business problems we have today. 
• Work with leadership to ensure the data solution's goals support the business needs and initiatives. 
• Accountable for technical integrity, fit-for-purpose, and alignment with data architecture strategy. 
• Develop data lineage and conceptual and logical data models in support of product, reporting and data quality efforts  
• Develop and promote enterprise data architecture best practices and standards. 

• Collaborate with EDW team to design data solutions. 

• Collaborate with Data Governance team to ensure data policies are implemented across the enterprise. 
• Work closely with architecture, product and reporting teams and business during inception, ideation, user-centered design, and solution design phases of application lifecycle. 
• Collaborate with database administrators to handoff logical models for physical modelling / DDL generation. 
•  Proactively identify opportunities to enable business results with data solutions. 
• Refine and enhance the data technology solutions strategy and roadmap. 
• Influence the organization to achieve results 
• Document and communicate complex concepts effectively to a diverse group of stakeholders. 

Qualifications 
• Previous Experience in Data Architecture roles 
• Previous experience with data modeling and data lineage. 
• Experience selecting technology solutions that meet requirements are cost-conscious and align with technology goals and roadmap. 
• Strong communicator with the ability to translate technical terms and concepts into graphics and business terms. 
• Experience working with all levels of an organization. 
• Proven ability to develop great relationships with co-workers, credibility with leadership, and rapport for getting things done with stakeholders. 
• Familiarity with an architecture methodology or framework 
• Agile development experience 
• Ability to deal with ambiguity and lead teams through to more defined and actionable terms 
• Presents an open mind when working with stakeholders and business 
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
• Construction or Engineering experience a plus 
• Familiarity with SQL Server, Azure SQL Server, ER/Studio, Collibra a plus 
• Understanding of SAP or other ERP systems a plus 

Advantage Tech is proud to recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm and proud to have recently opened another branch in Omaha, , Nebraska.  We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

#advantagetech

Sr. Software Engineer Kansas City, KS 8139

Advantage Tech is searching for a Sr. Software Engineer to join their client based out of Kansas City.

 

Job Description:

As a member of the Web Services and Portal team, create technology solutions to meet business needs. Lead the planning, development, and maintenance of a robust and scalable API Layer for the client and their partners. Work with internal and external partners to create and enforce the client’s API standards.

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Own and drive the development of and deliver features within the API Layer
  • Direct architecture for security, performance, scale, analytics, and optimization
  • Encourage modern engineering practice with an emphasis on code quality, supportability, scalability and performance
  • Develop platform components for next generation APIs to expand and improve employee and customer experiences with mobile technologies and applications
  • Develop integrations to external services and software
  • Produce technical specifications based on functional requirements
  • Author and/or perform unit tests according to test plans prior to development release
  • Maintain and repair existing properties
  • Perform within a team environment; collaborate with Cloud, Network, DevOps and Application architects to ensure the best solution is being provided within the business requirements provided
  • Assist in updating application development policies to ensure that all future applications meet the latest technical requirements
  • Mentor less experienced developers
  • Stay current on the latest technology and contribute to the technical direction of the Cooperative while keeping a customer-centric approach
  • Work within an Agile environment to manage new project work items and tickets
  • The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned.

 

Requirements:

 

Minimum Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in a related area and/or 7+ years of related work experience
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field preferred
  • Extensive experience designing and implementing APIs; strong experience developing
    against and working with external APIs
  • Experience with the following:
  • Preferred experience with SAP, Salesforce and Okta
  • Working knowledge of the dairy industry preferred
  • Certification and/or License – Certain certifications may be required during employment

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong proficiency with Object Oriented Programming in C#
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Azure Environment
  • Proficiency with Azure API Manager
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent comprehension of API Management concepts and experience using API Management solutions
  • Strong proficiency with Azure DevOps
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups including co-workers, managers, and customers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong teamwork experience
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English
Application Support Analyst New York, NY 8138

Advantage Tech is searching for an Application Support Analyst to join their client's service team in New York, NY

Job Responsibilities:

  • Your primary responsibility will be providing application and technical support to the client's customers across the entire product range.
  • You’ll be expected to liaise with customer personnel and internal development teams to troubleshoot software, or system configuration problems, and identify and provide solutions.
  • You understand the importance of effectively documenting customer issues and updating call tracking software in a timely manner.
  • You’ll be required to participate as part of the global emergency support rota for escalated customer issues, which includes an on-call provision to cover some early, late, weekend and holiday support requirements.
  • In addition to support responsibilities, you will also have the opportunity to assist with the implementation and configuration process for new customer application instances after installation by the System Admin Team.

Core Skills:

  • You’ll need to have 3-4 Years of previous experience in similar support engineer or analyst role at an enterprise software vendor, or with an end user of enterprise software.
  • You’ll possess strong technical troubleshooting/analytic skills. 
  • You’ll have a good understanding of browser, plugin and computer settings that can affect web applications.
  • You’ll have strong knowledge/experience with web applications.
  • You’ll need a good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Android & iOS.
  • You possess exemplary communication skills, both written and verbal, and will be able to communicate effectively and professionally at all business levels.
  • You particularly enjoy working in a team environment.

Desirable skills:

  • Experience supporting or delivering legal online services such as extranets and deal rooms.
  • Knowledge of different web browser behaviors and known issues.
  • Experience using Zendesk, Jira or similar helpdesk ticketing systems.
  • Ability to prepare and run SQL queries.
  • Working knowledge of iManage, WorkSite, HTML, Javascript, or Apache Velocity.
  • Knowledge of the software development cycle and experience of working alongside development teams.
Django Developer Kansas City, MO 8119

Advantage Tech is searching for a Django Developer to work with their client based out of Downtown Kansas City, MO

We’re looking for somebody who has industry experience, a passion for web technologies and an interest in furthering their career.

We are looking for somebody that can check off the majority of these skills listed below:

Required:

  • Experience with Django (2+ years)
  • Experience with JavaScript (2+ years)
  • Experience with HTML (2+ years)
  • Experience with Postgres
  • Experience writing unit tests
  • Experience using GitHub, including documentation and pull requests
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred:

  • Experience with Backbone.js
  • Experience with Sass (or similar)
  • Familiarity with Linux (desktop and server)
  • Knowledge of ES6

Bonus:

  • Experience with Marionette.js
  • Experience with Webpack
  • Experience with Mocha, Chai and Sinon.JS
  • Experience with Javascript Task Runners (Grunt, Gulp, etc)
  • Experience with Javascript Test Runners and Tools (Karma, Jasmine, etc)
  • Experience with nginx
  • Experience with Elasticsearch
  • Experience with RabbitMQ
  • Experience with Jenkins
  • Experience with Ansible (or similar)
  • Experience with Amazon AWS
  • Experience with server administration
.Net Developer Omaha, NE 8111

Are you looking for a unique culture with great growth opportunities?  

The.NET Developer provides technical expertise and is responsible for the analysis, design and development of web and mobile applications ensuring the security, integrity, and availability of web and mobile applications.  This role works closely with all internal departments to define requirements and provide web and mobile based business solutions.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Analyze technical requirements and design new components, web pages and controls to meet functional, performance, and availability requirements
  • Design ASP.NET Core and control layouts, using XHTML/CSS/JavaScript/jQuery/Ajax/JSON that work and perform well in target browsers
  • Design and develop using Object Oriented design principles and software design patterns to attain high reusability and maintainability
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the corporate architecture and frameworks
  • Maintain and contribute to corporate platform as necessary
  • Develop database SQL scripts, stored procedures that meet corporate database standards to implement requirements
  • Facilitate discussions among other .NET and database developers to exchange new ideas and improvements
  • Apply industry best practices in application security to ensure security, consistency, and sustainability for business system applications

Required Skills:

  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain healthy team practices such as automated unit testing, code reviews, and coding standards
  • Working knowledge of TFS
  • Proficient knowledge of MVC5, ASP.NET Core, Entity Framework 6 or Core, Responsive Web Design (All these requirements are must)
  • Used ‘SOLID’ principles
  • Up to date with latest technologies
  • Possesses Enterprise development experience
  • Proficient knowledge of Object Oriented Programming and design patterns
  • Proficient knowledge of C#, .NET platform, ASP.NET Ajax, JSON, JavaScript and/or jQuery, HTML/DOM/CSS /Bootstrap framework
  • Experience working on Web API
  • Knowledge of ADO.NET, SQL, TSQL and stored procedure development
  • Experienced in OWASP secure programming techniques
  • Knowledge of application vulnerability scanning
  • Knowledge of application penetration testing best practices
  • Experience with SSO is a plus
  • Experience with Telerik UI controls is a plus
  • Experience with multifactor authentication is a plus
  • Experience with continuous integration is a plus
  • Experience with High Availably is a plus

Advantage Tech is proud to recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm and proud to have recently opened another branch in Omaha, , Nebraska.  We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

#advantagetech

Cloud Big Data Solution Architect Kansas City, MO 8088

Advantage Tech is searching for a Cloud Big Data Solutions Architect for their client out of Kansas City, Mo.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Experience working and implementing AWS Data Lakes
  • Experience working with the AWS ecosystem, to include; Redshift, RDS, EMR, Kinesis, S3, EC2, Lambda, Python, Informatica
  • Experience implementing complex IT systems and tuning in various databases, including; Oracle, mysql, postgres, SQL, NoSQL (DynamoDB, HBase, MongoDB, Cassandra)
  • Experience implementing Redshift in a Professional Environment
  • Experience implementing multiple data warehousing technologies such as Teradata and Vertica
  • Extensive hands on experience working with complex Data Warehouses
  • Exposure to NoSQL-based, SQL-like technologies such as Hive, Pig, HDFS and Impala
  • Experience working with Business Intelligence tools such as; PowerBI, Tableau, Cognos
  • Experience with Informatica
  • Experience creating AWS Redshift databases and integrate with external applications

 

marginal (non-essential) functions

  • Experience working with Azure ecosystem, to include; Azure Data Factory, .Net, Azure Datalake Store Azure HDINSIGHT, SQL Server

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • 5 years’ experience in technology consulting, enterprise and solutions architecture and architectural frameworks
  • 5+ years’ experience on ETL and Reporting tools and technologies
  • 3 years’ experience on AWS redshift implementation
  • 3 years’ experience in Amazon EMR and related big data technology stack
  • 2 years’ experience in Tableau reporting tools
  • AWS Certifications and/or Cloud MCSA/MCSA Certifications are a plus

 

KEY ATTRIBUTES:

  • Innovation skills and vision
  • Business communication, leadership and project management skills
  • Business architectural, analysis and planning skills
  • Ability to investigate and resolve complex problems
  • Enjoys working in a fast paced environment
Cloud Solutions Engineer Kansas City, MO 8087

Advantage Tech is searching for a Cloud Solutions Engineer for their client out of Kansas City, Mo.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • AWS IAM setup in order to delegate responsibilities to authorized personnel with RBAC, and, if required, create custom policies and attach to users of different profiles (administrators, developers, invoicing and billing teams)
  • AWS VPCs, subnets, Route Tables
  • AWS EC2 instances and with Autoscaling configuration and containerization
  • AWS EMR setups with automation
  • Setting up Kerberos principals on Cloudera Hadoop Clusters and testing HDFS, Hive, Pig, and MapReduce access for users
  • Creating automation for log file management leveraging AWS S3
  • Diligently teaming with the infrastructure, network, database, application and business intelligence teams to guarantee high data quality and availability of services
  • VMC on AWS administration
  • Architecture, design and implement plan for deploying complex application workloads on MS Azure
  • Management of MS Azure Security & Identity services (i.e. Azure AD, Domain Services, Azure Security Center, Azure Governance)
  • Assessment and demonstration of new technologies; capacity planning; performance tuning

 

marginal (non-essential) functions

  • Extensive experience of next generation application & cloud platforms including but not limited to: Containers, Microsoft Azure

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Understanding of Hybrid Cloud solutions with both AWS and Azure
  • 5 years’ experience regarding MS Azure IaaS services (i.e. Compute, networking, databases, storage, backup and archive, DR, security, monitoring, etc.)

OR

  • 5 years’ experience regarding AWS IaaS services (i.e. compute, networking, databases, storage, backup and archive, DR, security, monitoring, etc.)
  • Experience with network topologies, load balancing and segmentation
  • 10 years’ overall industry experience. Experience in Healthcare preferred
  • 5 years’ experience with demonstrated Cloud Architecture projects and deployments
  • 7 years’ experience with Linux and VMware
  • AWS Certifications and/or Cloud MCSA/MCSA Certifications are a plus
AutoCad Designer Peculiar, MO 7957

Advantage Tech has an awesome client in need of two AutoCad designers. This is a full time opportunity with full time benefits.

Preferred Experience

  • Experience in the industrial fabrication area
  • AutoCad 2018 experience

 

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DevOps Engineer Kansas City, MO 7679

Advantage Tech is searching for an experienced DevOps Engineer, to join their client based out of Kansas City, MO.

Job Summary:

We are looking for a DevOps Engineer to join the client's Cyderes team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for automating everything, identifying opportunities for optimization/stability, and exploring new ideas to better our services and products. The candidate should have experience working efficiently on small teams, being flexible in filling roles, and a strong understanding of cloud technologies (AWS, Azure, GCP).

 

The primary purpose will be to assist in the creation of the Cyderes platform, ensure the highest level of quality and stability, and integrate with developers to get functionality out as fast and stable as possible. Additionaly, the candidate will be responsible for the evangelizing emerging DevOps capabilities and tools both internally and externally.

 

Essential Functions:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions which includes:

  • Identify opportunities of improvement with the Cyderes platform
  • Troubleshoot and remediate any system/automation issues
  • Maintain and support a production FaaS/Containerized environment
  • Assist in development and maintenance of the Cyderes platform
  • Collaborate with development to improve CI/CD
  • Understand differences and strengths of each cloud based provider
  • Create scripts/code to assist in the devolpment of the Cyderes platform
  • Other duties as assigned

Competencies:

  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Technical Capacity
  • Consulting Skills
  • Business Acumen
  • Collaboration Skills
  • Communication Capacity

 

Work Environment:

  • This position can be remote. The ability to work on-site in Kansas City frequently is a strong plus to facilitate collaboration.

 

Requirements:

  • Experience supporting and/or creating a production environment
  • Experience working with other developers/engineers
  • At least 3 years working in the development/devops field
  • Cloud based environments (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Configuration management technologies (Terraform/Vagrant/Puppet/Chef/Ansible)
  • Containerization (Docker/RKT/Kubernetes)
  • Virtualization hypervisors (VMWare, Microsoft Hyper-V, XenServer)
  • Git and CI/CD tools (Spinnaker, Jenkins, GitHub, etc)
  • Orchestration platforms such as Demisto/Phantom Cyber
  • SOC based processes/technologies
  • Strong Networking Skills

 

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Security Engineer Omaha, NE 7421

 

 

 

JOB SUMMARY

The IT Security Engineer (ITSE) is responsible for ensuring IT security for the enterprise.  The ITSE works with the IT Security Director to develop an overall IT security posture for the client. This posture includes an IT security roadmap, standards, policies, procedures, and various technologies. The ITSE identifies risks, reports issues, enforces processes, proposes remediation steps, and implements various technical solutions. The ITSE is responsible for working with the IT security team and other IT staff to ensure the information security posture of the client. 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Support the planning, development and application of information security policies, procedures and standards.
  • Collaborate in reaching and maintaining compliance with various IT and regulatory standards.
  • Identify, recommend and implement measures to remediate risks using standard best practices.
  • Engineer, implement and monitor security measures to protect IT systems, networks and information.
  • Assist end-users and IT staff in providing solutions and training that meet business needs and align with the corporate Information Security posture.
  • Provide subject matter expertise on authentication, end points, network architecture and systems for IT security. 
  • Review current permissions and access levels on systems and file shares ensuring compliance with corporate identity management policies.
  • Review and validate current patching strategies.
  • Ensure standards are established and implemented to appropriately harden corporate IT systems. 
  • Work as part of a team to develop risk assessments of corporate infrastructure and applications.
  • Monitor IT systems and networks for intrusions or breaches and follow corporate incident response strategies in case of any suspected events.
  • Work with the IT Security Director to compose Incident Reports for incidents as needed.
  • Work with the IT Security Director and other key stake holders to regularly update corporate incident response strategies.
  • Work with the IT Security Director to develop and regularly report relevant metrics used to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of the IT security program.
  • Coordinate and lead IT technical personnel in implementation of the security solutions.
  • Collaborates with IT personnel to research and develop security solutions for the enterprise. 
  • Stay current on all developments in the IT security space, maintain applicable credentials, and educate fellow IT staff on new or developing threats and technologies. 
  • Other duties within and outside of IT security will be assigned as necessary. 

 

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Participate in other projects and initiatives as directed. 

 

DIRECT REPORTS

  • None.  This position is a collaborative member of the IT department. 

 

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Experience working and ensuring PCI compliance at an enterprise level with a distributed geographic footprint of more than 20 locations
  • Experience with various Security frameworks such as ISO 27001, CoBIT, NIST Cybersecurity Framework
  • Hands on Incident Response planning and reporting.
  • Knowledge of risk assessment tools, technologies and methods.
  • Experience with computer forensic tools, technologies and methods. 
  • Hands-on disaster recovery and business continuity planning, implementation, testing and documentation experience. 
  • Hands-on proficiency with security systems, including firewalls, IDS, IPS, AV, AM, DPI, SSL DPI, content filtering, etc.
  • Experience with scripting and automating processes, assessments and reporting. 
  • Hands-on proficiency with security testing and monitoring software such as: Tenable Nessus, Metasploit, InsightVM, Splunk, AlienVault, TripWire, etc. 
  • Experience with a logging management tool such as Splunk or Kiwi.
  • Experience with Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) systems (e.g. AlienVault, LogRhythm, etc.)  
  • Experience in evaluating and working with 3rd party and outsourced technology solutions providers for services such as logging, SIEM, remotely managed intrusion detection, etc. (e.g. SecureWorks, Solutionary, Sword & Shield, etc.)
  • Thorough understanding of the latest security principles, techniques and protocols. Familiarity with web-related technologies (applications, web services, SOAs) and related protocols. 
  • Effective interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate security issues to peers and management. 

 

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent work experience. 
  • 6+ years’ experience in enterprise systems and networking. 
  • At least 3 years’ proven progressive IT security experience, including IT security engineering in a geographically distributed enterprise.  

 

 

 

 

 

Java Developer Omaha, NE 7409

Our excellent Omaha client is searching for highly innovative, enthusiastic and results-driven Engineers to develop for the company's next-generation software applications.  Work with our collaborative team of individuals where your ideas count.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing back end applications
  • Install and configure software applications
  • Analyze all available information to choose the appropriate solution to a problem
  • Creative thinking to solve known problems in a new way or to design and develop new ideas into innovative applications
  • Use version control software to check out source code, to check in new modules and to track modifications to existing source code
  • Use issue management software to manage and track development efforts
  • Attend daily agile scrum team standup meetings
  • Participate in high-level design discussions
  • Write application code and unit test code
  • Troubleshoot application error conditions
  • Peer review code modifications
  • Analyze user requirements
  • Develop and modify application software in an Agile scrum environment
  • Document software features/modifications
  •  Keep up to date with technology and apply new knowledge

Ideal Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering or proven work experience in related field
  • Solid Java programming language experience
  • Solid Spring and Hibernate experience
  • JMS experience a plus
  • Intellij or Eclipse IDE experience a plus
  • GIT version control experience a plus
  • JIRA issue management experience is preferred
  • Relational database experience is preferred
  • Apache camel a plus
  • Strong complex problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and manage time effectively
  • Proven written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in the financial industry a plus

Company offers a competitive salary, flexible hours, full benefit package and much more!

Web Developer Omaha, NE 7378

Web Programmer

GENERAL SUMMARY:
As a key member of the our team, the Front End Developer will work as an architect, designer and developer on our application development platform in a fast paced, Agile environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  1. Building beautiful and intuitive user interfaces for new and existing single-page web applications (SPAs) using using modern web libraries and design patterns (ES2015, React)
  2. Writing clean, modular, and testable JavaScript code
  3. Building robust and efficient web application programming interfaces (APIs) using various frameworks and tools
  4. Translating requirements into stable, working, high performance web applications
  5. Working with distributed teams including offshore and nearshore to implement industry best practices and standards

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  1. A passion for utilizing best practices in front-end (UI) architecture, including performance, accessibility and reusability
  2. Extensive knowledge of Object Oriented design patterns and JavaScript patterns such as those used in AngularJS and React
  3. Extensive experience with Responsive Web design
  4. Experience writing and debugging dynamic client-side applications using client-side UI libraries and frameworks like React, Angular.js, Mustache, Ember.js, or similar
  5. Highly proficient in design/development of standalone and web applications using several front technologies including: HTML4/HTML5, CSS3, Ajax, Web Socket, jQuery, DOM on various platforms (UNIX, Linux, and Windows)
  6. Experience with server-side programming paradigms, constructs, and idioms
  7. Experience consuming JSON APIs in client-side frameworks and knowledge of cross browser issues
  8. Mobile Web Development for Android, Windows Mobile, iPad and iPhones
  9. Advance Skills in working with version control tools such as GIT/Gerrit, SVN
  10. Experience writing unit tests
  11. Knowledge of software development methodologies and practices, especially Agile/iterative development processes
  12. Ability to code using scalable framework for future enhancements and sprints
  13. Ability to review requirements and articulate/propose alternate solutions to application architecture
  14. Other duties as assigned

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Normal office environment with use of computers and telephone systems; no unusual physical demands.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
BS or MS degree in Computer Science or a related technical field, relevant work experience will be
considered.

Web Developer Omaha, NE 7377

Web Developer

Product Summary:

This role will work with the web application team building ancillary applications that extend to users beyond the core users of our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, Agility.  Today this includes two main products, Building Results CRM and Fleet Management.  This is a growing division of our firm and presents a unique opportunity get in near the ground floor and help accelerate our momentum in the market.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Design, code and test features and other application components to meet the needs of the business
  2. Ensure the web application works well across various devices from desktops to mobile
  3. Assist with the UX design of our web applications
  4. Writing clean, modular and testable JavaScript code
  5. Translate requirements into stable, working, high performing web applications
  6. The web programmer will operate as part of a cross functional Agile team. The day to day activities will be identified and prioritized by the product owner for that team.
  7. The team will meet daily to decide the highest priority work items and complete working, tested and production quality software before moving on to additional work.
  8. Web programmers will be part of the team process of working with the product owner to estimate and break down the highest priority work item into smaller stories that can be completed within one iteration.
  9. Team members are expected to leverage their primary skill area, but be open to learning and helping with other skill domains with the focus on getting the team's work complete.
  10. Collaborate with team to decompose features into small pieces of working software that can be completed in a single iteration.
  11. Other duties as assigned

 

Requirements of Qualified Candidate:

  1. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, IT, Engineering or related technical field required or on pace to complete your degree by Summer 2018, relevant work experience will be considered
  2. 1-2 years of experience developing web and/or mobile applications with JavaScript, CSS, CSS3, HTML4, HTML5, Ajax, JQuery and other broadly used web development technologies
  3. Experience with Responsive Web Design
  4. Experience with JQuery and JQuery mobile
  5. Experience consuming JSON APIs in client-side frameworks and knowledge of cross browser issues
  6. Desire to build awesome user friendly web and mobile applications
  7. Ability to take feedback in stride with the end goal of building the best, easiest to use product, for our end users
  8. Working knowledge of Agile Process
  9. Experience with one or more server-side stacks
  10. Experience developing hybrid mobile applications, specifically with Cordova, not required, but desired
  11. Experience working with NativeScript and Angular, not required, but highly desired
  12. Clear communication – must be comfortable and willing to openly discuss work items within a cross functional team
User Interface Designer Omaha, NE 7376

User Interface Designer

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The ideal candidate is an all-around designer with both interaction and visual design skills to produce web applications. He/She will thrive in a fast-paced work environment that requires strong problem-solving skills and independent self-direction, coupled with an aptitude for team collaboration and open communication. 

This individual should have a passion for empathizing with the needs and behaviors of people, the business, and how to solve for them through design. 

The UI UX Designer will work as a user experience architect and user interface designer on our web application development platform in a fast paced, Agile environment.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Your portfolio needs to be better than our current work. We're looking for the best
  • Ability to bring create ideas to the team, present and defend recommendations, collect input, and deliver excellence
  • Strong eye for typography, color, and composition
  • Design user experience flow, wireframes and prototypes to help illustrate design concepts across all platforms (website, tablet and mobile)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and management; remain poised, professional and diplomatic under pressure
  • Passion for driving beautiful, intuitive consumer-friendly web applications and products
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently with high attention to detail
  • Desire and discipline to create and police visual brand continuity
  • Ample practical experience with current web technologies (HTML and CSS)
  • Demonstrated fluency in the design of responsive web experiences
  • Strong layout skill to organize and structure content elements in web page
  • Proficiency in Sketch, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InVision or other design tools
  • BA in Design, or similar background with 2+ Years of Design experience
Technical Recruiter Overland Park, KS 6464

Advantage Tech is looking to add Technical Recruiters to our staff. A great environment and culture can be expected when joining our team. We are looking for that special individual that understands what it takes to be successful in our industry and is looking for a great company to call “home” for the long-term.

Advantage Tech compensates our Recruiters with a competitive base salary, a lucrative commission plan, a monthly bonus plan and a benefits package that includes a health care plan, dental, 401k with match, PTO and paid holidays. We recognize top performers with an elevated level of bonus opportunities as well as an annual incentive trip. We are a highly collaborative team that enjoys working together, encourages high performance and celebrates our successes.

PURPOSE:
The Recruiter role handles the full cycle recruiting of our IT candidates. Includes sourcing candidates through referrals, job boards, associations, direct recruiting and other creative methods to locate top IT talent. Includes the thorough interviewing of each candidate to determine the fit to Advantage Tech’s hiring needs. Interaction with the team is essential.

RESPONSIBILITES:
– Locate, attract and select IT candidates
– Creatively source candidates on a daily basis
– Profile and interview candidates on the phone and in person to determine fit to current and future hiring needs
– Submit qualified candidates for openings
– Candidate care throughout the placement and post placement process to encourage referrals
– Thoroughly and accurately documenting candidates in applicant tracking system

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
– High degree of people interface
– Excellent organizational skills
– Ability to work in a team environment while achieving personal production goals
– Internal drive and work ethic to achieve above and beyond company goals
– Previous recruiting or outside sales experience is ideal, but not required

CORE BEHAVIORS:
– Positivity
– Teamwork
– Dependability
– Productivity

 

Advantage Tech is an industry leader in IT staffing and is annually recognized as a top IT recruiting firm by the Kansas City Business Journal. In business for over 18 years, we have been passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our clients. Advantage Tech’s customized recruiting model enables us to place consultants locally and nationally. Our clients want the best candidate at the most reasonable rate within a set time frame. We go even further. Our consultant retention program gives our clients the added comfort our people will perform well and finish the project.

Job Type: Full-time

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Contractor Benefits

Employee Referral Program