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Advantage Tech is a leader in technical and professional staffing. We are primarily focused on the Kansas City and Omaha metro areas, but we also recruit nationwide for contract, contract-to-hire and permanent positions. Browse our current job openings below and click for more details – THEN APPLY!

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Title Location Job ID
Facets Sr Engineer Lee's Summit, MO 9228

Advantage Tech is looking for a Facets Sr Engineer for our Kansas City, MO 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.

• Knowledge of Kubernetes, IBM WebSphere and Application Containerization.

• Ideal candidate would be proficient in the following Cognizant products:

  • Facets Core
  • NetworX
  • Facets RPA
  • SMT

• 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.

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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Project Manager Topeka, KS 9225

Advantage Tech is looking for a Project Manager for a client of ours in Topeka. The work can be done remotely, yet they prefer a local resource. The contract is a minimum of an initial six months but has the potential to extend. 

Job Duties: 

– Lead Information Technology related projects as assigned from the CIO or the PMO Manager

– These projects will include software development, definition and implementation of processes, and any other technology related project.

Skills Required: 

– Project Management, meeting facilitation, communication, critical thinking, and conflict resolution

– MS Project, MS Office, and Client Facing

Education: 

– Prefer Bachelor Degree but experience is more important 

Attire for position: 

– Business Casual 

Loan Closer Overland Park, KS 9223

Advantage Tech is seeking for a Loan Closer to join a rockstar Home Loan Operations team at a banking client our ours. A loan closer ensures accurate and timely preparation and delivery of all funding and closing documents while providing quality customer service. Check out more details below!

What you’ll do
•    Reviews approved residential loan documentation to determine conditions that must be met prior to closing.
•    Verifies accuracy and consistency of specification on documents.
•    Creates closing documents, verifies accuracy, ensures delivery of documents and coordinates satisfying closing conditions with closing agents, loan originators and borrower.
•    Completes RESPA, REGZ or TRID quality review prior to releasing documents for closing
•    Forwards, receives and tracks required documents per established policies and procedures.
•    Works directly with processing and shipping to ensure accurate completion, closing, and delivery of loan file in a timely manner.
•    Follows all applicable laws and regulations.
•    Performs other duties and projects as assigned.

What you’ll bring
•    High School diploma or equivalent
•    2 years mortgage loan processing or closing experience
•    General knowledge of mortgage documentation and procedures
•    Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

Bonus Points
•    Excellent business communication skills
•    Strong customer service skills
•    Strong detail orientation
•    Sound judgment and decision making abilities
•    Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines
•    Ability to perform essential functions of the job with or without accommodation

 

Data System Analyst Overland Park, KS 9222

Advantage Tech is looking for a Data Systems Analyst for our Overland Park, KS Client. The developer position is a key contributor within the organization and has the opportunity to directly enable our business vision.  

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.

 

We are looking for a Data Analyst who will facilitate the implementation of our data access strategy, our reporting and business intelligence initiatives to deliver timely relevant information to stakeholders throughout the organization and partner network. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, motivated, results-driven, flexible, detail-oriented, collaborative and adaptable. This position will work with subject matter experts, technical team peers, key stakeholders at all levels, and clients to deliver business value through the applied analysis of business data.  This individual will operate within a culture of Autonomy and Purpose, with a high degree of accountability and is responsible for delivering thorough, high quality, completed work on time with high visibility throughout the organization.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for data consolidation, analysis, database tuning and business reporting.
  • Develops and maintains reports for stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Determines best practices and develops actionable insights and recommendations for the current business operations or issues.
  • Collaborates with various function teams such as marketing, research, underwriting, operations and IT to identify analytical requirements and achieve business results.
  • Provides support to research teams or management by collecting and analyzing data and reporting results based on the needs of end users.
  • May handle special ad-hoc analytical projects as needed.
  • May assist in implementing or developing systems to capture business operation data.
  • Uses commercial tools or develops custom solutions to generate metrics to present actionable recommendations.
  • Contributes to the design of relational databases for data storage or processing. May assist in the creation of database architecture, and data repositories and warehouses.
  • Ensures data accuracy. Troubleshoots and improves performance of data applications
  • Maintains data integrity and data processing efficiency by working to eliminate redundancy and applying best practice data stewardship techniques.
  • May recommend data reporting or access tools and train end-users in their use.
  • Stays informed of the ways the organization uses its data.
  • Continuously learning and staying abreast of technology advances, specifically cloud data technologies.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field, or relevant combination of experience and education
  • 4+ year experience in as Data Analysis position and demonstrated critical thinking aptitude.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an iterative (agile), fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced Excel proficiency to include Pivot Tables
  • Introductory SQL competency, basic Queries
  • Proficient in linking Excel to external data sources
  • Business Intelligence and Reporting tools (PowerBI) or other Data Visualization Tools
  • SSIS, MS Reporting Services
  • SQL skills to include T-SQL-specific DDL and DML and SSIS
  • Familiar with an agile work environment

 

Highly Desirable

  • Experience working with a cloud-based environment such as Microsoft Azure
  • Experience with data warehouse, mart, lake or other high volume OLAP topologies
  • Experience with advanced Azure data analysis tools including but not limited to Data Pipeline, Machine Learning, Data Lake and Data Factories

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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BPM Developer Kansas City, MO 9221

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

The contractor was brought in to augment the IPP to BAW migration efforts for Corp Trust, Private Wealth, and Fund Services business units.

The BPM Developer builds technical business process flows inside the IBM BPM tooling/environments. The developer will take functional and process requirements from business teams and BPE teams. The position will translate the requirements into technical workflows, processes, user entry forms, work queues and associated human interactions inside the BPM tool.

The candidate will be assigned workflows to complete development on and effectiveness will be measured on the completion of the work assigned.

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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Application Programmer/Analyst II (SQL/PowerBI) Kansas City, MO 9220

Description

With general supervision, this position develops, maintains and documents the detailed logic of part of a complex application program/business function, modifying existing routines or modifying purchased application software. In addition, provides troubleshooting assistance to end users.

• Assists with business requirements and translation into technical design.

• Assists in the technical design and programming of applications

• Assists in the creation of test plans and executes testing and defect resolution of applications prior to implementation.

• Completes assignments according to the project schedule.

• Designs and programs applications.

• Develops and maintains application documentation.

• Resolves routine application issues using good judgment, attention to detail and in a timely manner. Escalates problems when necessary and learns from their successful resolution for future issues.

• Monitors applications to ensure maximum performance.

• Maintains and enhances applications to address newly discovered problems or new requirements.

• Supports 24×7 on-call activities.

• Assists with application recovery procedures and processes.

• Follows policies and procedures to ensure corporate data security including NERC & SOX compliance.

• Adheres to change control requirements.

• Assists with development of business continuity plans.

 

Skill/Experience/Education

Mandatory

• Working knowledge of standard concepts, best practices and procedures related to application development.
• Limited programming expertise with ability to work on moderately complex programming assignments.
• Familiar with multiple application systems/business functions with working knowledge of selected systems/functions.
• Familiar with business goals, corporate IT standards, strategy and service level agreements.
• Communicates effectively with both technical and non-technical staff.
• Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with members of the technical team.
• Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with end-users.
• Seeks and identifies appropriate solutions to problems.
• Manages time effectively while assuring attention to details.
• Finishes tasks accurately, completely and on time.
• Makes sound decisions with general guidance.

Education/Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or other related field and 2 years of applications programming experience
OR
• Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or other related field and 1 year of applications programming experience
OR
• 4 years of applications programming experience
 

Ideal Candidate

Looking for a motivated self-starter with the ability to take a project from start-to-finish from Business Requirements to Implementation with limited oversight. The ability to speak candidly with Business Partners regarding requirements and deliver an end product that surpassed Customer Expectations. 

Application Programmer/Analyst III (Oracle APEX) Kansas City, MO 9219

Description

This position typically provides application expertise and support for a limited number of system applications/business functions. This position plays a key role in designing, encoding, testing and documenting the development and modification of applications. In addition, this position assumes a leadership role on medium-size projects.

• Interfaces with users to determine the use of and requirements/specifications for development and/or modification to assigned business system/system application.

• Leads the design, development (encoding) and implementation of applications and application modifications.

• Leads the testing and debugging of applications prior to implementation.• Develops and maintain documentation of applications and system integration.

• Consistently uses courtesy while providing application support to end users. Asks questions to gather information about the problem and listens carefully. Guides the user through diagnostic and resolution procedures, using clear and concise directions.

• Uses personal initiative and knowledge of application development to resolve a variety of moderately complex to highly complex applications problems. Uses good judgment, attention to detail, persistence, and resolves issue in a timely manner.

• Monitors applications to ensure maximum performance.

• Maintains and enhances applications to address newly discovered problems or new requirements.

• Runs backup and recovery procedures and processes as directed by organization and IT standards and policies.

• Follows policies and procedures to ensure corporate data security and change control.

• Freely shares information and technical guidance to application programmers who have less experience and expertise.

 

Skill/Experience/Education

Mandatory

• Understands and considers standard concepts, best practices and procedures related to application development.
• Expertise in a limited number of programming languages/application systems while becoming increasingly familiar with additional programming languages and/or application systems.
• Working knowledge of multiple application systems/business functions with expertise in selected systems/functions.
• Working knowledge of business goals, corporate IT standards, strategy and service level agreements.
• Communicates effectively with all levels of employees, both technical and non-technical.
• Establishes cooperative relationships with departments
• Guides small to medium project teams effectively, accurately and timely.
• Searches for and identifies alternative and/or innovative solutions to technical problems.
• Uses planning skills to manage and complete projects on time and on budget.
• Exercises sound judgment when making decisions.
• Quickly adapts to multiple demands and rapidly changing priorities.

Education/Experience
Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or other related field and 4 years of applications programming experience OR 6 years of applications programming experience

 

Ideal Candidate

Looking for a motivated self-starter with the ability to take a project from start-to-finish from Business Requirements to Implementation with limited oversight. The ability to speak candidly with Business Partners regarding requirements and deliver an end product that surpassed Customer Expectations. 

Sr Software Developer Bellevue, NE 9218

Advantage Tech is looking for a Sr Software Developer to join our client on their very fun, "geek friendly" team! 

As the Senior Software Developer, you will work alongside the QA and product teams to design and build new features in their business automation software platform.  You will design, build, craft, write, and create code that is efficient, reusable, and reliable. You are willing to take a user story and code out the requested feature when necessity demands, but also able to ask questions to better understand how your development decisions could better benefit our customers. 

 

Summary and responsibilities

  • Designing, building, and maintaining efficient, reusable, and reliable code 
  • Delivering projects according to timelines and scope
  • Training coworkers on new functionality and features
  • Responding to requests and researching questions for both internal staff and external clients
  • Performing technical analysis of feature requests
  • Providing input on user interface to improve usability
  • Working in a Senior Developer capacity to help facilitate teamwork and drive projects forward (you are happy to answer questions from your team and help each other out.)

Qualifications and core competencies

  • 5+ years of .NET application development experience required including use of .NET Core
  • Expert knowledge of C#, JSON, RESTful Web Services, and Microservices
  • Knowledge of Source Code Control (TFS/VSS)
  • Experience with a modern Web Framework (React, Angular JS)
  • Experience developing Web Apps and Services on AWS/Azure
  • Ability to code, analyze, de-bug, and deliver clean, validated, maintainable code
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and debugging skills
  • Extensive background in software design and understanding of user-centric practices
  • Proven record of keeping up with the latest innovations in technology
  • Ability to effectively explain technical information to a non-technical audience
  • Ability to work independently and balance multiple projects and tasks while also functioning in a team environment. You play well with others and genuinely want to help your team succeed.
  • Ability to communicate (email, phone, IM and in-person) clearly and courteously with both external and internal parties. 
  • Baseline understanding of how large-scale software projects are planned out, developed, and tested
  • Associates degree required
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent preferred
Title Closer Lenexa, KS 9214

Advantage Tech is looking for Title Closer's for our Lenexa, KS Client. We are looking for all level's of candidates that have experience with Title Closing and/or managing Title departments.  

Closing

  • Prepare closing disclosure according to lender’s instructions and state guidelines
  • Assist with pre-closing
  • email correspondence with clients & vendors

PreClosing

  • Schedule closings with borrower and signing company
  • Sending closing confirmations
  • Retrieve docs from the lender
  • Send docs to the notary

PostClosing

  • Receive documents after closing and QC for accuracy
  • Sort mail and scan and attach documents to the file
  • Send signed docs back to the lender
  • Work on corrections for rejected documents

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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Enterprise Solution Architect Kansas City, MO 9212

Advantage Tech is seeking an Enterprise Solutions Architect to join one of our awesome clients in the KC area. 

Job Summary:

 

Are you interested in shaping the architecture and technology direction at the enterprise level? Join our team that is leading our organization on a transformational journey via a cloud native approach.

 

Key Activities:

 

Responsibilities Enterprise Solution:

  • Proactively analyze technology industry and market trends to determine opportunities and impacts.

  • Develop and continually evolve technology strategy and then influence the movement of the organization forward by creating artifacts and performing presentations.

  • Perform POCs to test new technology or pattern recommendations and then mentor development teams for implementation.

  • Create enterprise patterns and reference architectures.

  • Analyze Cloud offerings to design and prototype reliable, secure, high-performing environments with integrated services.

  • Recommend opportunities to optimize technology portfolio.

  • Architect and design technical architecture and roadmaps for specific business line domains and product portfolios.

  • Cultivate relationships with customers to understand their businesses and build systems that meet their needs.
  • Thorough knowledge of business domain to connect business process and capabilities to technical implementation.
  • Provide thought leadership and guidance to cross-functional teams.

Qualifications:

 

• Action oriented, big picture view technical leader with excellent interpersonal skills.
• Experience focused on software architecture, design and implementation of scalable cloud-based solutions and microservices architectures.
• Hands-on experience with Amazon Web Services (e.g. EC2, ECS, S3, RDS, Aurora, Lambda, API Gateway, etc.) including AWS Well-Architected Framework
• Experience with the development of cloud migration strategies including business case development, application assessments and the design of cloud operating models.
• Well-versed in DevSecOps philosophies including deep knowledge of continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) practices and automation methodologies.
• Champions transformational concepts and ability to explain complex technical information to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
• Work collaboratively with teams across the organization.
• 10+ years of progressive software architect/engineering experience and a degree from an accredited university.
• United States citizenship is required for this position

React Developer Overland Park, KS 9211

Advantage Tech is looking for a React Developer for our Overland Park, KS client.  

Qualifications:
We are looking for a great JavaScript developer who is proficient with React.js. Your primary focus will be on developing user interface components and implementing them following well-known React.js workflows (such as Flux or Redux). You will ensure that these components and the overall application are robust and easy to maintain.
Programming and software development using various programming languages and related tools and frameworks, reviewing code written by other programmers, requirement gathering, bug fixing, testing, documenting and implementing software systems. Experienced programmers are also responsible for interpreting architecture and design, code reviews, mentoring, guiding and monitoring programmers, ensuring adherence to programming and documentation policies, software development, testing and release. 

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Qualifications: 1-4 years experience, Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Must have 5+ years of experience in Javascript and its related frameworks(React, Angular, Vue)
  • Strong proficiency in JavaScript, including DOM manipulation and the JavaScript object model
  • Thorough understanding of React.js and its core principles
  • Experience with popular React.js workflows (such as Flux or Redux)
  • Familiarity with newer specifications of EcmaScript
  • Experience with data structure libraries (e.g., Immutable.js)
  • Knowledge of isomorphic React is a plus
  • Must be proficient in javascript programming paradigms 
  • Must have 2-3 years experience in React.js and Angular frameworks
  • Proficient in Agile software methodology and some knowledge of xtreme programming concepts is a plus
  • Must have baseline skills on Business Analysis, Business Knowledge, Software Engineering Leadership, Architecture Knowledge and Technical Solution Design. 
  • Codes, tests, debugs, documents, implements and maintains software applications 
  • Must be able to do thorough code review to ensure team is delivering quality code
  • Strong understanding of REST API's **Mandatory**
  • Strong understanding of  Unit Testing React and Js code
  • Excellent understanding relational and non-relational databases
  • Ability to follow complex design and development standards.

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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Project Manager Overland Park, KS 9209

Advantage Tech is seeking candidates for a Project Management position at one of our clients in the Overland Park area. 

Position provides project management leadership for complex cross-platform and medium to large scale infrastructure projects from inception to closure.

Responsibilities include:

  • mentoring TIS project coordinators and technical staff in intermediate and advanced project management methodology, tools, processes, and procedures.
  • Provides guidance to team members for complex issues, customer service, and technology best practices.
Software Engineer II KC, MO 9208

Advantage Tech is searching for a Software Engineer II candidate to join their client out of Kansas City, Mo.

Job Summary:

The Software Engineer 2 is a hands-on developer with knowledge of the full software development life cycle. This individual will participate in the design, development, testing, and support of applications and ensure successful delivery of business capabilities. This role also defines system governance, ensures adherence to programming best practices, addresses production issues in a timely manner, and writes system documentation. Our ideal candidate is an experienced developer who has the skills to design, configure, and develop custom solutions as part of an Agile development team building enterprise-grade software systems.

Job Responsibilities:

1.     Works in a complex environment on multiple projects and initiatives with competing timelines to drive delivery of solutions that bring value to the business.

2.     Gathers and analyzes requirements; designs, develops, tests, and maintains high-quality business solutions.

3.     Manages and supports development and testing of software releases and upgrades. Provides ongoing direction and support of the platforms, including architecture, development, best practices, efficient design, etc.

4.     Creates and maintains documentation for platform governance, architecture, and coding standards.

5.     Promotes technical solutions from development, through testing, to production environments following established processes.

6.     Participates in Agile ceremonies, such as daily stand-ups, iteration planning, demos, retrospectives, program increment planning, etc.

7.     Performs peer reviews to ensure adherence to standards and best practices.

8.     Works closely with business and IT stakeholders to facilitate requirements and the design of technical solutions; communicates status and technical issues. Integrates activities with other IT teams for successful implementation of solutions.

9.     Builds prototypes, performs demos to the business, and promotes platform capabilities.

10.  Develops and trains other developers and system administrators.

Identifies and researches new capabilities, functionality, and solutions for business stakeholders. Promotes existing and new platform capabilities to increase the level of awareness of value across the company.

Minimum Qualifications:

1.     Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

2.     3+ years’ experience in software and application development with knowledge of .Net framework, C#, JavaScript, and SQL Server.

3.     Experience developing custom workflows, creating plug-ins, and migrating/integrating data via SSIS, web services (SOAP/REST), and APIs.

4.     Experience with Microsoft SQL Server, SQL, data analysis, SSRS, building database queries and stored procedures, and database optimization techniques.

5.     Solid understanding of development processes and the full software development lifecycle; strong knowledge of Agile methodologies.

6.     Demonstrated process orientation, planning, organizational, and problem-solving skills with the ability to design effective business solutions.

Experience generating and documenting requirements and/or user stories and documenting work/code with process workflows, architecture diagrams, and design documents.

Preferred Qualifications:

1.     Knowledge of marketing and contact center technologies.

2.     Experience with KingswaySoft SSIS integration.

3.     Experience with Azure, Common Data Services, Power BI, Power Apps, Flow, and other components of the Power Platform.

Data Analyst KC, MO 9207

Advantage Tech is searching for Data Analyst to join their client's team in Kansas City, Mo.

Job Summary:

The Data Analyst collaborates with business users and IT teams to offer data solutions for assigned projects. Using an intermediate to advanced understanding of data integration, data movement methods, and database design methodologies, this individual gathers business and/or technical requirements and interprets them into design solutions. The successful candidate performs data analysis, data modeling design, data mapping, and metadata management.

Specific experience:

3+ years developing and implementing operational, transactional, or analytical solutions

Job Responsibilities

  1. Performs the database/modeling design function and business rule data mapping tasks.
  2. Translates business requirements into intermediate database design requirements.
  3. Assists and/or leads efforts to document data design architecture blueprints when required for a project.
  4. Identifies the source systems and data required to meet users’ current and future needs.
  5. Leads the preparation of requirements documentation. Follows current standards and policies and may identify opportunities for improvements and/or new implementations.

Uses SQL to perform medium to complex analysis and to interpret business rules into technical transformation rules.

Minimum Qualifications:

1.     Bachelor’s degree Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems or a related academic field, or 3+ years supporting analysis and requirements.

1.     3+ years’ experience developing and implementing operational, transactional, or analytical solutions, documenting solutions and architectures, serving in a project or team leadership position.

2.     Demonstrated ability to integrate data into a common environment, with a background in Data Quality best practices and disciplines.

3.     Strong experience in creating data mapping documentation, including data flow diagrams and context diagrams, based on business rules provided by clients.

4.     Strong experience creating detailed requirements.

5.     Intermediate experience using Erwin, PowerDesigner, or other modeling software

6.     Experience developing data test plans and conducting testing within the data environment.

7.     Strong understanding of data quality, data profiling, data modeling techniques and methodologies, and data governance.

Strong knowledge of ETL, RDBMS concepts, SQL concepts and scripting with proficiency in querying multiple database objects.

Preferred Qualifications:

1.     Master’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems, or other relevant academic field.

2.     Intermediate experience with source-to-target (S2T) data mapping.

3.     Intermediate experience using data modeling software to create entity relationship diagrams (ERDs).

Knowledge of healthcare terminology, concepts and value chain, including in-depth knowledge of one or more key healthcare domains (e.g. client, customer, product, provider, and/or claim).

Associate Salesforce Administrator Lenexa, KS 9206

Advantage Tech is looking for a Associate Salesforce Administrator for our Lenexa, KS client.  

The Associate Salesforce.com Administrator will be responsible for supporting Salesforce.com (SFDC) and its utilization across multiple business functions. Primary duties will include assisting our Salesforce.com users, routine administration of our instance, troubleshooting user issues, building custom reports/dashboards and managing existing ones, and supporting our SFDC-integrated business processes.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • 2+ years full-time hands-on experience administering a Salesforce.com instance
  • Proficient in Salesforce.com Enterprise Edition or above 
  • Experience with Marketing Automation integration.
  • Demonstrated experience in Project Management.
  • Experience working on workflows, process builder, formulas, custom fields and approval process.
  • Experience with SF Lightning.

 

Additional success factors:

  • Salesforce Admin Certification (ADM 201)
  • Experience with Salesforce CPQ is a major plus
  • Experience with Salesforce Customer Communities.
  • Resilience, determination, energy and enthusiasm 
  • Self-motivated with the ability to motivate others and gain respect 
  • Strong influencing skills; Strong documentation and training skills  
  • Strong analytical, detail driven, and problem solving skills

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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Cloud Data Engineer Topeka, KS 9204

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Data Engineer will develop AWS solutions such as High Performance Computing, Batch/Real-time Data processing, Massively Parallel Processing systems.

 General Accountabilities:

  • Utilizing AWS services such as Redshift, Database Migration Service, Glue, EMR, Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), S3, Relational Database Service (RDS)/Aurora, and Amazon Kinesis, Athena, API Gateway, Cognito, Lambda, Python, PySpark, and other Cloud Solution Providers Data Analytics Services, and SaaS integration points
  • Ingesting data (structure, unstructured, semi-structured) in a controlled and transparent process
  • Designing and developing data API’s for reusability and for the purposes of reporting and moving from batch to real time data integrations.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience, in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or a related field
  • Knowledge of Cloud Computing, AWS services such as EC2, S3, VPC and Athena
  • 5+ years of experience of IT platform implementation in a highly technical and analytical role
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience in implementation and developing Data Lakes and exposing data via API’s
  • Ability to drive discussions with senior personnel regarding trade-offs, best practices, project management and risk mitigation
  • Current hands-on implementation experience required
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex business and technology problems
  • Experience working with serverless computing

Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive hands on experience in developing and tuning Glue ETL/ELT processes
  • Excellent SQL and strong hands-on Python scripting ability
  • Experience implementing AWS services in a variety of distributed computing, enterprise environments
  • Ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges in an enterprise environment

Education

Preferred

Bachelors or better in Computer Science, Engineering, or Mathematics

Sr SQA Analyst Kansas City, MO 9203

Job Summary:

 

Advantage Tech is seeking an experienced Software Quality Assurance professional to develop, support and deliver automated Load & Performance testing strategies and solutions for small to large-scale complex Cloud applications. This role requires collaborating with business and technical staff to gather and analyze data, requirements, workflows and workload, and prepare test plan and test cases.

 

Key Activities:

 

  • Develops, establishes, and applies quality assurance testing practices and measures for highly complex software throughout the development/product lifecycle in alignment with System, department, and industry standards.
  • Establishes and adheres to quality assurance guidelines, controls and SQA Department standards as defined by the project and/or organization requesting testing services.
  • Participates in and facilitates meetings to communicate progress and barriers to completing application development and testing goals.
  • Assists with the review and evaluation of candidates for the SQA team.
  • Promotes teamwork and collaboration in an open team room environment.

Qualifications:

 

– Bachelor’s degree specializing in software engineering, computer science, business administration or an equivalent combination of education and/or directly related work experience in a field related to software development required.
– Software quality assurance certification from an industry recognized organization such as the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®) or QAI Global Institute preferred.
– Six years of direct experience as a tester for major application integration and/or major application product release required.
 – Proficient in the understanding and application of Quality Assurance best practices and methodologies, along with proven experience in applying standards on major projects and product releases.
– Proficient in the understanding and application of change management, software packaging and deployment concepts.
– Excellent oral and written communication skills, with experience facilitating team meetings and work sessions with technical and non-technical participants at all levels of the organization.
– Proven ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and prioritize workload and deliverables within schedule constraints to deliver results. 
– Strong working knowledge of test management or application life cycle management tools to conduct test planning, execution, reporting and defect tracking preferred.
 – Experience reviewing and researching log files to troubleshoot issues preferred.
– Experience with relational databases and developing and executing moderate to complex SQL statements for testing validation.
Preferred Skills:
– 4+ years of experience performance testing within cloud environments. 
– 8+ years advanced level experience with web and web services performance testing using automation tools.
– 8+ years advanced knowledge of LoadRunner and JMeter.
– 8+ years of experience performance testing within virtual environments.
– 5+ years Object oriented programming (i.e. VB, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, VBscript, etc…).
– Knowledge of the following: 

o LDAP 

o AD 

o Authentication Protocols 

o Digital Certificates 

o SSO (SiteMinder preferably)  

o VDI infrastructure (VMWare, Citrix, Cloud Authentication, etc…).
– Experience with developing and presenting business performance test results  to customer and technical team. 
– Experience with Web Accessibility testing using Compliance Sheriff, JAWS, NVDA, etc.
– Experience with implementing Load & Performance tests into CI/CD pipeline tools (i.e. Bamboo, Jenkins, and/or Gitlab).
 – Experience with Docker and how to dockerize applications.

 

 

 

Customer Service Representative Lenexa, KS 9201

Advantage Tech is looking for several Customer Service Computer Savvy candidates for our Lenexa, KS location.  It is a great business that you will have job security due to the market that they are in.  

We are looking for people that have these skills:

  • Detailed oriented
  • Driven
  • Self-starter
  • Multi-tasker
  • Problem solver
  • Computer knowledge
  • Able to work in past paced environment
  • Adaptable
  • Handle stress well

We are looking for bright go getter's that learn quickly and can retain information.  It is a combination of being on the phone and emailing with the customer.  You will need to have great attention to detail to make sure that you will have all of the correct documents.  They will be training you to be successful in your role.  

They offer benefits and a casual dress code.  This is a Monday to Friday position.  

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. Application Developer Kansas City, KS 9199

Advantage Tech is searching for an Application Developer for their client based out of Kansas City, KS.

Job Summary:

We are seeking to hire an Oracle PL/SQL Application Developer who can support and enhance existing applications by performing research and complex programming tasks with little or no assistance. This person needs to have the ability to communicate and work cooperatively with all levels of IT management, staff and business units. Having a desire to lead projects and enhancements of limited scope is a plus.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Must have experience with the software development life cycle process.
  • Must be experienced with creating a design and respective specification to develop a PL/SQL application.
  • Must operate independently and assist others with development tasks which include design, coding, testing, debugging, writing documentation, and installation into the production environment in accordance with industry best practices.
  • Must be skilled in researching existing PL/SQL code to understand the functions, troubleshoot issues, and deliver an enhancement or problem resolution.
  • Must collaborate with other IT teams to integrate the application with other platforms.
  • Must work with the business and other IT staff to clearly articulate a solution.
  • Must be flexible and willing to accept change in priorities as necessary.
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of the application from the perspectives of both the application and the business client.

Primary Skills & Experience:

  • 4-year degree and/or work experience. A Combination of both is preferred.
  • 5+ years of Oracle PL/SQL software development experience.
  • Proven strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task effectively.
  • Good Analysis, problem-solving skills with an attention to details.

Bonus Skills & Experience:

  • Oracle Demantra software development experience.
  • Oracle Business Modeler tool experience.
  • Knowledge of the AIX, UNIX or Linux environments.
  • Knowledge of retail or wholesale operations.
UI/UX Developer Kansas City, MO 9192

Advantage Tech is looking for a UI/UX Developer for our Kansas City, MO client.  

This person will be working with 7 internal business owners to collaborate and bring a consistent look and feel on their websites.  We are looking for people that have 3 years minimum experience with Front End development. 

This position will start off remote with the plan of being back in the office by the end of the year. 

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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ETL & Application Developer Kansas City, MO 9187

Advantage Tech is seeking an ETL & Application Developer in our Kansas City, MO office.

The ETL & Application Developer will be responsible for automating and optimizing the client’s data extraction, transformation, loading, reporting and visualization processes. The Developer is also responsible for maintaining, configuring, and growing the capabilities of the client’s proprietary event tracking .js tag, which allows them to track website session data for our clients.

This individual must be resourceful, analytical and prepared to adapt strategies based on customer demand and dynamic priorities.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, and continuously expand data pipelines by performing extraction, transformation, and loading activities
  • Design, implement and continuously expand onsite event tracking capabilities
  • Gather requirements and business process knowledge in order to transform data in a way that’s geared towards the needs of internal and external clients
  • Assist in data visualization and reporting efforts as required by clients
  • Maintain and improve already existing processes and database schema
  • Ensure that the data architecture is scalable and maintainable
  • Work with the business in designing and delivering correct, high quality data
  • Investigate data to identify potential issues within ETL pipelines, notify end-users and propose adequate solutions
  • Prepare documentation for further reference

Candidate Details:

  • Quickly learn new tools by deconstructing how they work. Be able to create and expand capabilities of tools by re-configuring them to solve specific and novel use cases.
  • Observe and understand repeatable and standardized manual processes in order to automate the processes themselves or the validation thereof.
  • Employ strong interpersonal communication skills. Foster relationships with the client's team and maintain excellent relationships with partners.
  • Work closely with clients and internal teams to ensure data is captured, transformed, enhanced and presented as efficiently as possible. Ensure key project goals are met and escalate any issues that could impact the project.

Technical Skills:

  • Approximately 1-2 years of related industry experience
  • SQL knowledge (query performance tuning, index maintenance, etc.) as well as an understanding of database structure
  • Node.js (server side) and javascript (client side) fluency
  • Knowledge of data modeling principles
  • Organizational skills: time management and planning
  • Working knowledge of Google Cloud Platform and BiqQuery structure
  • High attention to detail
  • Passionate about complex data structures and problem solving
  • Ability to pick up new data tools and concepts quickly
Network Engineer Kansas City, MO 9186

Advantage Tech is looking for a Network Engineer for our Kansas City, MO client. 

Skill set:

Cisco Router and Switches

F5

Palo Alto

Firewalls

Core Infrastructure

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 JavaScript Developer Omaha, NE 9183

 

Advantage Tech is looking for a highly skilled JavaScript developer to join in on some exciting growth within our client! 

On your first day we’ll expect you to have:

  • 5+ years of experience building and maintaining a production B2B web application
  • Proven experience building responsive, intuitive, and beautiful user interfaces using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (we use React, GraphQL, Webpack, Rollup, and more)
  • Experienced building single-page applications with JavaScript/TypeScript
  • Owned a front-end application for one or more products or services and served as a technical lead or architect on the same

Once you start, we’ll expect you to:

  • Provide technical leadership and collaborate on developing and maintaining standards
  • Conduct code reviews and give feedback to ensure high standards of code and maintainability
  • Practice healthy code disciplines and practices like pair coding and test-driven development
  • Translate product requirements into stable, working, high-performant web applications

Coming in, we’d hope you have these things on lock-down:

  • HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • ECMAScript Standards and APIs (we’ll ask you about TC39 and expect an answer)
  • CI/CD Automation (we use CircleCI)
  • Microservices/Cloud architecture (you haven’t heard what we’re using)
  • Any front-end UI framework/library (we use React, but expect us to ask you why you use what you use)
  • API design and architecture (we use GraphQL in Golang and Node.js, but some of us really like REST with JSON:API)
  • Test-Driven Development
  • Agile (we use Scrum)

Bonus points for the following:

  • Experience writing cross-platform mobile apps (we use React Native)
  • An obsession with build tooling (like Babel, Rollup, or Webpack)
  • Strong opinions on Node module resolution and Yarn 2
  • Experience (and opinions) on versioning, deployment, and release automation for front end apps
  • Experience building and maintaining a design system

Work environment and physical demands:

The normal stuff, a chair, keyboard, and no unusual physical demands. If you need to stand to work, we can probably hook you up.

Education and experience:

Bachelor’s degree is a must and a Masters would be swell. It’d be cool if was in Computer Science or a similar field, but our team is from a variety of backgrounds, so non-traditional is solid too.

5+ years of programming experience, with the dominant experience being web development with JavaScript.

 

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Business Analyst Omaha, NE 9182

Advantage Tech is looking for an analytical, team-oriented person to join an awesome team with our client as a Business Analyst

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Operate as part of a cross-functional Agile team
Collaborate with the product owner to understand project scope and vision
Write concise and effective User Stories
Define precise and accurate User Story acceptance criteria to be used by developers, quality analysts, and product owners to ensure that the product owners’ intent is effectively captured
Gather requirements through various methods which may include customer interviews, questionnaires, surveys, workflow, and process analysis, observation, and other methods
Evaluate information from multiple sources and help distinguish user requests from user needs
Collaborate with customers, stakeholders, product owners, and design team during application changes and validate changes to meet business needs and goals
Meet with team daily to decide the highest priority work/tasks and complete working, tested and production quality software before moving on to additional work
Collaborate with team to decompose features into small pieces of working software that can be completed in a single iteration
Proactively communicate with team members including recommendations to resolve issues
Arrange and perform user acceptance testing or customer reviews with the customer(s) and internal stakeholders of software under development
Review test plans to verify they meet the acceptance criteria and intent of user stories
Write or review supporting documentation for the software such as release notes, help documentation, articles, and features
Provide oral and written status to product owner and management
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 completing the team’s work
Other duties as assigned
 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Excellent listening, written and oral communication skills

Strong knowledge and application of Agile methodology

Great analytical, critical thinking and creative problem-solving abilities

Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

Cross-functional member of Agile development team

Superior presentation and negotiation skills; able to exercise independent judgment and take action on it

Logical and efficient, with keen attention to detail

Strong adaptability and capacity to work on multiple projects

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business Analysis, Business Administration, MIS or related fields

Two to five years of Business Analyst experience

Strong background in software design lifecycle, project management, and business analyst best practices

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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

Revenue Specalist Overland Park, KS 9181

Advantage Tech is seeking a Revenue Specialist for an awesome client in the Overland Park area. 

I. JOB SUMMARY –

Apply accurate charges to all freight bills in a timely manner. Utilize knowledge of tariffs and freight classifications to verify pricing applications.

II. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES –

1. Classify freight, verify pricing application, assess accessorial charges, and ensure proper division of revenue on interlines shipments.
2. Process bill change requests in accordance with guidelines.
3. Provide support for priority requests.
4. Develop an understanding of the interpretation and application of various tariffs and various publications to determine the correct method of applying freight charges.
5. Review audit corrections and resolve discrepancies.
6. Identify system errors and review work procedures for improvement.

III. REQUIREMENTS –

1. Ability to assess situation and make good decisions quickly.
2. Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
3. Experience in computer applications; type 35 words per minute.
4. High School graduate or equivalent.

IV. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS –

1. Knowledge of National Master Freight Classification and tariff publications.
2. College coursework in business, transportation, or computer sciences.
3. PC experience.

Informatica Developer Kansas City, MO 9176

Advantage Tech is seeking Informatic Developer candidates for a 3-6 month contract with an awesome client in the KC area.

 

Job Summary:

 

This family of positions is responsible for the design, development of software of a departmental/moderately complex nature using a variety of programming languages and deployment technologies. Individuals placed within this family will possess specialized technical skills in the domain of software development. Progression within the family is a combination of evolved technical expertise, complexity of assignments, technical leadership capabilities and consultation skills to business customers.

 

This 3 to 6 month role as an Informatica developer will allow you to interact with key stakeholders and apply your technical proficiency across different stages of the Software Development Life Cycle including Requirements Elicitation, Application Architecture definition and Design. Candidate will deliver high quality code deliverables for customers and perform validation for all testing and support activities related to implementation, transition and support.
The ideal candidate will have mastery level knowledge about Power Center and Test Data Management.

 

Key Activities:

 

Solution Class: Departmental/Moderately Complex
· Problem Solving and Business Acumen: Proficient
· Operational Demand and Travel: Modest
· Strong contributor in the analysis, design, and implementation of departmental solutions for the organization’s local customers. Has demonstrated a mastery of the technology and processes used in the delivery of solutions. Capable of directing other technical resources through all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), including post-implementation support and maintenance.
Core Attributes:
· Technical Expertise: Proficient
· Leadership: Novice-to-Proficient
· Mentoring : Proficient
· Self-Sufficiency: Minimal Oversight
· Relationship Management: Proficient
· Project Management: Novice-to-Proficient
· Collaboration and Teamwork:Proficient
· Problem Solving/Creativity: Proficient  Job Duty Proficiency
· Proficient in contributing to the analysis, design, and implementation of technology solutions, utilizing broad industry awareness and expertise. May undertake stretch assignments to develop/demonstrate leadership capabilities.
· Proficient at implementing systems and software components, 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.
· Proficient at implementing solutionsfrom technical designs and specifications. May provide guidance and mentoring to less experienced developers during the implementation phase, to ensure implementations meet design specifications and adhere to established standards.
· Novice-to-Proficient skills with respect to creating estimates and work breakdown structures on assigned development tasks.
· Proficient at consulting with customers in a support role or when assisting more senior level staff in the formulation of technology strategies in collaboration with business partners. Proficient at leading by example and demonstrates high performance in the areas of customer service, collaboration, team work, and reliability.
· Proficient at communicating status and progress on assignments. Raises issues
and risks in a timely fashion and effectively contributes to mitigating
activities. Works with minimal oversight. Seeks guidance from senior staff and/or supervisor for issues outside of scope of knowledge base, policies, procedures,
etc. Scope of responsibility encompasses the execution of a project from business
request (concept) to solution delivery, including architecture and design.
· Basic to foundational knowledge of industry standards and best practices surrounding all aspects of the Software Development Life Cycle. Demonstrates full competence with activities related to construction, testing, and delivery. Develops skill in design activities.
· Demonstrates foundational knowledge of, and skill within, the core tenets of a single vendor provided technology by understanding, and effectively using, allapplicable tools with little assistance.
· Established knowledge of the specific technical stack required for this
position. Basic knowledge and proficiency in other relevant technologies.
· Typically interacts with peers and direct supervisor primarily for the purposes of
exchanging information, providing status updates, proposing options/solutions.
· Novice-to-Proficient customer service and consultation skills. Proposes options and articulates the value perunderstood requirements.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in a related STEM (Science,
    Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) or closely comparable degree or an equivalent combination of related
    education and/or work experience.
  • Typically requires four to six years of relevant and progressive information technology experience directly related
    to the design and development of software solutions.
  • Familiarity with Industry software development methodologies, standards and architecture frameworks.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and learn new technologies.
  • Moderate project management skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills. When communicating, articulates and explains comprehensive technical
    information clearly and concisely to target audience. Ability to explain complex technical information to technical and non-technical contacts.
  • Strong planning and organization skills.
  • Strong initiative, innovative thinking skills, and the ability to analyze details and adopt a big-picture view.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, including the ability to think logically and analytically.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively build relationships; promote, and work well in, a collaborative team environment;
    and influence others.

Required Informatica Developer Qualifications:

  • Strong working knowledge with Informatica’s Test Data Management (TDM) software suite.  Extensive experience with data masking and data generation.  Nice to have experience with TDM’s test data warehouse, data discovery tool, and data validation option (DVO) tool.
    • Strong experience in ETL Informatica tools including Power Center.
    • Strong experience with createing Parser and Serializer assets to support the X9 file format.
    • Strong experience with Inforamtica’s B2B Data Transformation. 
    • Experience with NACHA and XML assets on B2B in conjunction with TDM tool to generate and mask NACHA formatted files and large XML files is preferred.
    • Experience programming/scripting experience skills such as UNIX shell, Perl, and JavaScript.

Preferred Informatica Developer Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of experience in Informatica Power Center
  • At least 5 years of experience in software development life cycle
  • At least 5 years of experience in Project life cycle activities on development and maintenance projects
  • Expertise in impact analysis due to changes or issues
  • Experience in preparing test scripts and test cases to validate data and maintaining data quality
  • Hands-on development mentality, with a willingness to troubleshoot and solve complex problems
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in team in diverse/ multiple stakeholder environment
  • Analytical skills

United States citizenship is required for this position.

APEX/Oracle Developer Topeka, KS 9168

Advantage Tech is looking for an APEX developer for a client of ours in Topeka, KS. 

Skills required:

•     Application Express for Oracle (APEX), PL/SQL, SQL, HTML, XML

  • Ability to work with users and business analysts to create technical specifications for new development and documentation for existing applications.

 

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

APEX, TOAD, Oracle

 

Experience required:

  • Three years’ experience coding, testing, and debugging APEX applications.

 

Education required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, and two years’ experience in information systems and analysis with APEX.

              OR

  • Three years’ experience in information systems and analysis with APEX.  Additional experience in the areas listed above may be substituted for the required education 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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Security Specialist Omaha, NE 9157

Are you looking for a new opportunity to join a great company? Advantage Tech is looking for a talented individual to join our client’s team in expanding their Engineering and Platform Security function.  Applicants will investigate and remediate vulnerabilities for various technology endpoints, and work to secure critical and sensitive information on a daily basis.

Key Activities:

  • Resolves incoming vulnerability alerts through automated and manual patching.
  • Completes task reviews and resolves issues with endpoints.
  • Performs simple to moderate scripting tasks, including software packaging.
  • Responds to proactive and reactive client health indicators in real-time to improve environment health.
  • Performs triage and ticketing support for vulnerabilities.
  • Ensures network and endpoint security by providing assistance with, and configuration of, applications and agents.
  • Performs review of related controls to ensure proper safeguards are in place.
  • Partners with business areas to understand their business functions for consideration of patching impacts.
  • Performs activities related to assigned projects and services in order to maintain the security posture of client’s assets.
  • Reviews work processes to identify, design, and implement improvements in procedures for increased efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Recommends improved enhancements, and interprets and addresses requests and concerns.
  • Develops, maintains, and implements department standard operating policies and procedures.
  • Participates on workgroups and awareness activities.
  • Stays current on new and emerging technologies.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required.  Associate’s degree from a two-year college or technical school with specialization in an information technology field, or equivalent combination of experience, education and/or certification preferred.
  • Beginner knowledge of scripting and PowerShell required, intermediate preferred.
  • Typically requires two to four years of relevant information technology or security experience.
  • Oral and written communication skills, as well as the ability to convey technical and security related issues to business audience.
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational and prioritization skills to handle multiple priorities.
  • Able to work with a team as well as diverse workgroups on information security risk assessments, exceptions and remediation.
  • Able to implement new processes to improve security and compliance.
  • General project management skills.

 

Knowledge of the following:

  • Network and endpoint security, endpoint troubleshooting, IP networking concepts.
  • Common operating systems such as Windows, Linux/Unix, iOS, and Mac OS.
  • Vulnerability assessment and vulnerability management methodologies.
  • Industry and client security regulations.
Site Reliability Engineer Omaha, NE 9156

Responsible for building strategies and solutions to simplify the technology stack while achieving the goal of continuous delivery. This is accomplished by providing leadership, support, and guidance to IT teams to monitor, automate and develop the code delivery pipeline and production environment. 

Job Duties: A Day in the Life

  • Create: Build strategies that are focused on simplifying the operating environment while using use a wide range of open source technologies and automation tools
  • Unravel: Understand other operational aspects within our platform and automate execution using runbooks which are constantly tested using CI/CD environment
  • Automate: Ability to code and script automation across multiple platforms including Linux and Windows and automate testing to validate functions are working as intended
  • Deliver: Manage the deployment and upgrade process of the cloud platform and core services while taking ownership of system-level issues and drive for prompt resolution with support from other teams
  • Test: Ensure the stability of the cloud system health via proactive alerting, log monitoring, and system-wide health checks and testing
  • Communicate: Transparency in work efforts, system performance and health while collaborating with e.com and corporate to ensure standards and policies are being met
  • Support: Driving each team to be self-sufficient by providing tools and training and bringing different teams together to work towards common goals

Required

  • Bachelor's degree with area of specialization in Information Systems or related field
  • 8+ years as a Developer/Network Engineer/Testing Engineer
  • Broad understanding of tools and technologies: source control, continuous integration, infrastructure automation, deployment automation, container concepts, orchestration and cloud
  • Strong problem solving / analytical skills
  • Understanding of system and networking concepts and troubleshooting techniques
  • Knowledge of the software development processes and methodologies
  • Knowledge of Internet software, Spreadsheet software, and Word Processing software
  • Available to provide on-call support 24 hours per day, 7 days a week as needed
  • Ability to work night, weekend and/or early morning hours based on business needs

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Security Specalist Kansas City, MO 9155

Advantage Tech is seeking a candidate to help an awesome client in the KC area expand its Engineering and Platform Security function. Applicants will investigate and remediate vulnerabilities for various technology endpoints, and work to secure critical and sensitive information on a daily basis.

Key Activities:

 

  • Resolves incoming vulnerability alerts through automated and manual patching.
  • Completes task reviews and resolves issues with endpoints.
  • Performs simple to moderate scripting tasks, including software packaging.
  • Responds to proactive and reactive client health indicators in real-time to improve environment health.
  • Performs triage and ticketing support for vulnerabilities.
  • Ensures network and endpoint security by providing assistance with, and configuration of, applications and agents.
  • Performs review of related controls to ensure proper safeguards are in place.
  • Partners with business areas to understand their business functions for consideration of patching impacts.
  • Performs activities related to assigned projects and services in order to maintain the security posture of client’s assets.
  • Reviews work processes to identify, design, and implement improvements in procedures for increased efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Recommends improved enhancements, and interprets and addresses requests and concerns.
  • Develops, maintains, and implements department standard operating policies and procedures.
  • Participates on workgroups and awareness activities.
  • Stays current on new and emerging technologies.

Qualifications:

 

  • High school diploma or GED required.  Associate’s degree from a two-year college or technical school with specialization in an information technology field, or equivalent combination of experience, education and/or certification preferred.
  • Beginner knowledge of scripting and PowerShell required, intermediate preferred.
  • Typically requires two to four years of relevant information technology or security experience.
  • Oral and written communication skills, as well as the ability to convey technical and security related issues to business audience.
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational and prioritization skills to handle multiple priorities.
  • Able to work with a team as well as diverse workgroups on information security risk assessments, exceptions and remediation.
  • Able to implement new processes to improve security and compliance.
  • General project management skills.

 

Knowledge of the following:

  • Network and endpoint security, endpoint troubleshooting, IP networking concepts.
  • Common operating systems such as Windows, Linux/Unix, iOS, and Mac OS.
  • Vulnerability assessment and vulnerability management methodologies.
  • Industry and client security regulations.

 

IT Infrastructure Engineer II Lenexa, KS 9154

Advantage Tech is looking for a Network Engineer for our Lenexa Client.  

Summary/Objective:

Individuals within the IT Infrastructure Engineer role are responsible for the operations of secure and highly available computing platforms, servers, and networks. They secure, install, maintain, upgrade, and continuously improve operating environment. They maintain the ongoing reliability, performance, and support of the infrastructure. This includes monitoring the operating environments; responding to incidents and problems; and planning for growth.  Individuals in this job family are also responsible for the overall operation and maintenance of the data centers, both on premise and in the cloud. 

 

Infrastructure Engineers deploy the release of new technologies as well as design, secure, install, configure, maintain and perform testing of PC/server operating systems, networks, and related utilities and hardware. Other responsibilities include troubleshooting problems as reported by users, supporting Web access and electronic messaging services and maintaining a secure systems environment. They also provide infrastructure solutions based on application needs and anticipated growth, install new servers, and maintain the infrastructure.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinates and works on multiple cross-functional base work initiatives and projects
  • Diagnoses and resolves complex security, hardware, software and connectivity problems.
  • Supports multiple systems or applications of medium to high complexity (complexity defined by size, technology used, and system feeds and interfaces) with multiple concurrent users, ensuring security, control, integrity, and accessibility.
  • Participates in short- and long-term project efforts with stakeholders and IT groups. 
  • Works in a team to maintain and support networks for business applications and SCADA environments; Security, Capacity Planning, Performance monitoring and tuning, Accurate network diagrams. 
  • Works in a team to maintain network security standards, identify security issues, and consult on and implement new security solutions.
  • Works in a team to perform network and security audits, network health monitoring, and other recovery processes, in accordance with the company’s disaster recovery and business continuity strategies.
  • Works in a team to implement, secure, maintain, administer, support, and monitor both on premise and cloud-based datacenter solutions. 
  • Works in a team environment to secure, monitor, support, and maintain various communications platforms.
  • Manages, secures, and supports server operating systems and associated products from various third-party vendors including backup, patch management, systems management, and other software and appliances.
  • Designs and performs server and security audits, system backup procedures, and other recovery processes in accordance with disaster recovery and business continuity strategies.
  • Monitors and tests system performance; prepares and delivers system performance statistics and reports.
  • Provides technical guidance in relation to Security, Data center design, Servers, Networks, Telephony, Systems management, and other technologies in support of business requirements.
  • Creates technology designs and solutions in response to business needs that enable to maximize our IT investments and ensure the most cost-effective approach is followed.
  • Develops scripted solutions and automation.
  • Participates in cyber security planning and incident response.

Core Competencies:

  • Communicates Effectively – Demonstrates ability to listen and express oneself effectively and shares information as appropriate for the position needed to perform the job effectively.
  • Conscientiousness – Expresses the motivation to perform one's job in a careful, thorough way that adheres to the standards of honesty and integrity.
  • Customer Focus – Demonstrates a concern for satisfying both internal and external customers and builds collaborative relationships with customers and stakeholders.
  • Interpersonal Savvy – Demonstrates the ability to effectively coordinate with others to achieve goals and solve problems by maintaining flexibility and open mindedness.
  • Problem Solving/Drive for Results – Demonstrates the ability to find solutions to complex problems and consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances.

In addition to organizational competencies, these key competencies are expected to be demonstrated by each employee in this position:

  • Teamwork – Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and encourages team unity through sharing, working together and putting team success first.
  • Security & Safety Focus – Adheres to all workplace safety and security policies, standards, and practices.
  • Creating a Positive Work Environment – Treat people with respect, encourages teamwork, and expresses confidence in people's ability to master their roles.
  • Creative & Innovative Thinking – Develops fresh ideas that provide solutions to all types of workplace challenges.
  • Development & Continual Learning – Displays an ongoing commitment to learning and self-improvement.
  • Job Knowledge – Understands the purpose of the position and demonstrates knowledge by staying current with changes impacting their job.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Engineering Technology, Network Communications Management or a related field plus five years of experience with the following:
    • Technical operation of LAN/WAN, both wired and wireless
    • Network related hardware and software, including security and administration tools
    • Datacenter solutions, including some combination of ESXi, VMware, Azure, and other PAAS, IAAS and SAAS solutions. 

In addition, some experience is required with managing datacenter, hyperconverged solutions and Storage Area Network (SAN) plus experience in Microsoft Windows Server and related services.

Note: An equivalent combination of education, professional certification, and experience may be considered.

  • Must have knowledge of PC applications management systems and communications to include VPN applications.
  • Must have a strong working knowledge of LAN/WAN protocols and Cisco switch, router and firewall configuration and administration.  Strong communications trouble shooting skills in a switched Cisco network.
  • Must have good customer service skills.
  • Must be detail oriented, creative and well organized, capable of developing and maintaining procedures and documentation for network operating systems.
  • Must be assertive, flexible, and demonstrate initiative and sound judgment.
  • Must interface well with IT departmental and user department personnel.
  • Possess good communication skills and the ability to effectively interface with employees at all levels and personnel and vendors.
  • Must have excellent decision-making skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality for all user materials.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and continuously meet driving standards.
  • Must pass post offer medical exam, including background verification and drug screen (may not apply to current employees).

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

  • VMware certification(s)
  • Cisco certification(s)
  • Microsoft Server certification(s)
  • Microsoft Azure certification(s)
  • Knowledge of datacenter design and capacity planning, including cooling and power planning
  • Previous SCADA / Industrial Control System environment 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. Net Developer – Remote Omaha, NE 9151

Are you looking for a remote contract opportunity and looking for a complex project and architecture?  Our client is looking for a senior developer who can take a set of functionality and create complicated technical solutions.  Bring your high communicative and collaborative approach to this agile team!  Interviews immediately!

Responsibilities

System and 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.

Requirements

  • Bachelors and/or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Management, Information Technology or Engineering, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years of Software Development Experience
  • 3+ years of experience with Object Oriented Analysis and Design
  • 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

 

Support Specialist Overland Park, KS 9146

 

Entry level position in transportation operations support. Provides courteous, efficient, and timely service to the business. Investigate and resolves driver events in software application that may require telephone calls, research and logical thinking. 

JOB DUTIES:
• Work in a team environment to knowledge share and follow standard processes.
• Work closely with field personnel to resolve driver events.
• Monitor and coordinate federal and regulatory compliance activities. 
• Ability to work in multiple software applications to identify resolution to driver events. 
• Able to work independently with little direction and multi-task and handle various events at once while being extremely productive and timely. 
• Work in a team environment and assist others as applicable.
• Diagnose and resolve problems and enter data into driver tracking system. 

REQUIREMENTS:
• High School Diploma.
• Requires analysis, judgment and time sensitivity to operational business needs. 
• Knowledge and experience in PC and Mainframe applications.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, and time management skills.
• Requires reliable individual that can work in a fast-paced environment. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Prior customer service experience
• Freight or freight related industry experience

Payroll Analyst Overland Park, KS 9143

Payroll Analyst
1. Time and Labor Expert – Offers support and direction for training new employees and managers:
   a. Audits and maintains compliance
   b. Advises on rule set up and specific Oracle functions (holiday, PTO accruals, yearend     conversion, etc.)
   c. Leads team in testing new rules and procedures providing approval for install
   d. Initial analysis and recommendation of future releases for employee
   e. Maintains payroll flows in Oracle
   f. Maintains all work rules in Time and Labor for non-union employees
2. Salary Payroll – processes semi-monthly, provides analysis for proper payments and makes recommendations to HR and Benefit Department as needed.
3. Executive/Special Payrolls – provides analysis and reports various stock awards, spousal travel, miscellaneous earnings, processes retention agreements and executive contracts.
4. Union Payroll – processes early/late close payroll, provides analysis for proper payments. 
5. Severance Pay – tracks and maintains severance pay for company employees while partnering with HR to provide timely execution of payment and PTO. Determines timely payment based on state specific rules.
6. Processes relocations for YRC.
7. Deceased employee payments – supports terminals and family in completion of affidavit, taxing determination and payment.
8. Processes frozen vacation payments – for hourly population.
9. Processes off-cycle payrolls as needed to meet contractual and state requirements.
10. Processes Third Party sick payments in Oracle, and awards.
11. Additional duties:  
   a. Time and Labor payroll backup
   b. Tax back up 
   c. 401k backup

Advantage Tech is looking for a Payroll Analyst for our client in Overland Park.

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

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Senior IT Auditor Kansas City, MO 9141

Advantage Tech is seeking a Senior IT Auditor for one of our clients in the Kansas City area.

Key Activities:

Lead all types of audit attentions, special reviews, and project coverage of the IT functions of the company.  May also lead or assist on audit attentions of operational functions of the company.

Assist or lead audits, special reviews, and/or project coverage by performing the following tasks:  assess risks associated with business area; establish audit scope and objectives; develop audit programs and assign resources; manage timelines; provide direction to audit assists through workpaper review and written and verbal feedback; maintain ongoing communications with the audit team, audit management, and client management; determine and communicate audit issues and recommendations to client management; determine if internal controls and processes are effective, and develop the overall audit opinion; and, prepare written audit reports.

Prepare accurate, well-written work papers and audit observations for auditor-in-charge and/or audit management that are in compliance with Division policies and procedures and the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.

Other key activities include: complete assigned work on audit attentions and other projects within established time; utilize automated audit tools to complete assigned audit work; conduct special projects important to the Audit Division or the District in meeting established goals and objectives; and, perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in closely related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or directly related work experience.
  • At least two years of IT internal audit or relevant IT business experience; four or more years experience preferred.
  • Certification is preferred (required for Senior IT Auditor III) in one or more of the following: Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or Project Management Professional (PMP).
  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • Additional screenings may be required based on level of access.   
Core Infrastructure Engineer Kansas City, MO 9130

Advantage Tech has an awesome client that has an exciting opening for a Core Infrastructure Engineer. This position is a 6 month contract for hire in Kansas City, MO.

Job Responsibilities:

The Core Infrastructure Engineer plans, designs, implements and supports the integration and requirements of one or more Server/Application systems. They also act as architects for non-technical people, gathering requirements, and turning them into working systems and services. The Core Infrastructure Engineer will initiate projects and provide direction to leadership on technical matters. Identifies what needs to be done and acts before being asked to or required by the situation. The Core Infrastructure Engineer creates and implements Infrastructure systems and services and provides Tier III support to the client.

 

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years experience
  • 3+ years of enterprise experience as a Systems Engineer
  • Solid understanding of OS Patching, security hardening, day to day Systems Administrator/Engineer duties, deployments and disaster recovery
  • Ability to successfully execute on multiple strategic Core Engineering projects as assigned from end-to-end (design, implementation, support) ensuring that solutions, when implemented, meet the needs and functional requirements of the client
  • Strong analytical skills and capabilities to see a problem or situation from different points of view
  • Must possess knowledge and skills to perform advanced management and troubleshooting for Windows and/or Linux server technologies and be able to administer common services such as DHCP, DNS, IISApache, file and printer sharing, and others
  • 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.
  • An infectious, positive attitude

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Intermediate level knowledge and experience with systems engineering duties including Cisco UCS and/or Intel x86_64 Windows server installs, system component/application installs and patch management
  • Have strong understanding in at least several of the following areas: : Windows Server 2008R2, 2012, & 2016, Linux, VMWare, Storage, Data Protection, Monitoring and infrastructure services such as DNS, Proxy, LDAP/AD, NTP and others.
  • Basic fluency of DevOPs, Lean, and Agile methodologies and practices
  • Certifications: MCITP, MCSE, MCSA, CCNA, RHCSA, RHCE, VCP
  • Infrastructure automation and deployment methodologies
  • Intermediate system scripting knowledge (PowerShell, Bash, Python)

 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Provides enterprise infrastructure, application, and systems support for daily operations; monitors and reviews systems for availability, error conditions, adequate space allocation, backup integrity, and performance to ensure system stability. 
  • Participates in meetings to explain technical solutions and the feasibility of company operations to meet department needs for software and hardware.
  • Works with Information Services team members 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.
  • Takes part in blameless post-mortems and proactive identification of potential outages; factoring into iterative improvements
  • Analyzing business requirements, identify risks, collaborate with functional team and business users to deliver flexible and cost effective solutions
  • Creating comprehensive design documentation for business and IT core functional projects
  • Establish end-to-end monitoring and alerting on all critical aspects to ensure SLOs and get proactive notifications of possible issues for all systems.
  • Update Documentation, System Operational Procedures, Run Books, System Architecture Docs, Specifications, etc.
  • Troubleshooting system related issues
  • Initialize operating systems configuration and security based on CISNIST standards
  • Monitor system performance, tuning systems and I/O for optimal performance
  • Design appropriate system and data redundancy measures.
  • This position will participate in a rotating on-call schedule.

 

Software Architect – .Net Omaha, NE 9122

Are you ready for the next step in your career as a senior developer and ready for an architect title?  Or are you an architect who enjoys mentoring and growing your team?  This is the company for you!  You have an incredible opportunity to be a big fish in a little pond while you rebuild an ERP in the cloud in AWS.  

  • Own the overall architecture and technical design of our product
  • Create the architecture for our new cloud ERP offering
  • Provide technical guidance and coaching to developers
  • Assist developers with the creation of detailed software design specifications
  • Oversee progress of development team to ensure consistency with initial design
  • Own and maintain the architectural documentation including diagrams and designs
  • Pay attention to system integrations to ensure sustainability and speed to deliver
  • Stay current with developments in the cloud space and overall software development space

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology or relevant field
  • Minimum 10 years of software development experience
  • Minimum 5 years of software architecture experience
  • Minimum 4 years of AWS experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of competing cloud platforms (Azure, AWS, Google)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of software design patterns including, SOA, microservices architecture and data modeling
  • Expert knowledge of .NET Core
  • Expert knowledge of Web Development including experience with React
  • Thorough knowledge of securing cloud applications
  • Experience developing and implementing coding standards
  • Ability to thrive as an independent thinker who can operate in ambiguity
  • Ability to take initiative and strictly adhere to deadlines
  • Ability to think strategically but also produce tangible software designs and technical specifications
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications including Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Visio or a similar diagraming software
  • Experience with SaaS is a plus

If you're ready for a new opportunity and a step in your career, let's talk!  #advantagetech

 

Site Reliability Engineer Kansas City, MO 9120

Advantage Tech is seeking a Cloud Site Reliability Engineer to provide support and development for a complex payment system for one of our clients.  This role is responsible for application reliability, availability and resilience through use of Automation, Continuous improvement,  chaos engineering and support of software solutions within a  Cloud environment. This position will require working with current subject matter experts to build knowledge of technologies and develop a solid understanding of the business application.  Qualified candidates will bring “classic ops” experience as well as solid programming expertise in complex and dynamic circumstances.

 

 

Key Activities:

 

  • Contributor in the analysis, design, and implementation of enterprise technology solutions for complex projects, utilizing broad industry awareness and expertise.
  • Proficient at contributing to alternative analysis, including assisting with researching  vendor solutions, development platforms, third-party frameworks, and best practices. 
  • Proficient skill at implementing complex systems and software components, 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.
  • Requires the ability to independently design, develop, and document solutions, while adhering to all applicable standards (e.g architectural, coding, security).                                                           
  • Proficient at analyzing business requirements and creating technical designs and specifications for independent implementation. Seeks guidance and mentoring from lead staff during the implementation phase, to ensure implementations meet design specifications and adhere to established standards. 
  • Proficient skill at creating estimates, work breakdown structures, and resource assignments on assigned development tasks. Collaboratively works with leads to incorporate development activities into master delivery schedule.                                                                                                                                              
  • Advanced skill at consulting with customers in a support role or when assisting more senior level staff in the formulation of technology strategies in collaboration with business partners.                          
  • Develops strong partnerships and relationships with business customers and key stakeholders.                           
  • Proficient at leading by example and routinely demonstrates high performance in the   areas of customer service, collaboration, team work, and reliability.                                 
  • Advanced skill at communicating status and progress on assignments. Raises issues and risks in a timely fashion and effectively contributes to mitigating activities.   
  • Provide on call production support for a critical application. 

Qualifications:

 

  • 4+ years of hands-on, professional software development experience in building scalable applications.
  • 2+ years hands-on experience using some the following  technologies on a Cloud platform :- Python, GitLab,Terraform,Cloudwatch, Grafana, Lambda and Elastic Search.  
  • Collaborate with partners to define and execute SRE vision. 
  • Designed effective monitoring solutions to help identify and escalate systemic issues.
  • Knowledge of prominent tools in this space for tool selection.
  • Experience with REST API’s and  webservice solutions is a distinct advantage.
  • 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/or work experience.
  • Established knowledge with Industry software development methodologies, standards and architecture frameworks.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and learn new technologies.
  • Moderate project management skills.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills. Ability to explain complex technical information to technical and non-technical contacts.
  • Excellent planning and organization skills.
  • Excellent initiative, innovative thinking skills, and the ability to analyze details and adopt a big-picture view.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, including the ability to think logically and analytically.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively build relationships; promote, and work well in a collaborative team environment and influence others.
  • United States citizenship is required for this position. 

 

Dev Ops Engineer Omaha, NE 9116

Are you looking for a place to call home where you can work with a great team and have a great boss?  Work with developers and build up a dev ops team to build best practices for config management.  

Job:  Supports software and hardware design, building, testing deployment and operational support phases to ensure developers have appropriate workspaces and available artifacts.  Supports management commitment to ensure successful CM and Release activities are communicated and understood throughout the company.  Supports Change Management boards and works to ensure that environments facilitate product review, change, and defect tracking activities. 

Qualifications:  

  • Strong knowledge of distributed software requirements processes, documentation requirements, and development lifecycle.  Knowledge of industry best practices associated with Service Management, Release Management, and software development. 
  • Ability to utilize PC software packages, such as Windows, Microsoft Office, service management tools and databases, change and configuration management tools, and Agile methodologies.
  • Experience with Change Management and Configuration Management automation/tools is required.
  • Ability to effectively work with technical and management professionals.
  • Ability to support enterprise-wide and project specific change and Configuration Management policies and procedures.
  • Strong attention-to-detail with ability to recognize problems, document, identify possible causes, and determine corrective actions.
  • Ability to advocate the benefits associated with implementation of an enterprise-wide and project-level Change Management, Configuration Management, and Release Management processes.
  • Ability to work under stress and support critical activities as needed

Immediate interviews and ready to hire!  #advantagetech 

Java Engineer Omaha, NE 9111

One of Omaha's best kept secrets is hiring for a software developer.  Join a team that will give you autonomy to bring in new technology and grow your skill set!  

Under direction of MANAGER-DEVELOPMENT, designs, develops and tests components in accordance with the project's adopted standards for integration into larger subsystems. Designs part of the system, within the constraints of requirements, architecture, and development process for the project. Creates unit test cases to support testing.  Understands and adheres to the design model.  Writes program source code and implements components, services, and/or modules.   Performs unit testing of source code and works to resolve defects found while performing integration and regression tests.  Works closely with other software engineers and architects to ensure project objectives are met and frameworks are followed.

Job Qualifications:  

Requires experience in Object-Oriented development and design.

Must be capable of producing Use-Case Realization, Design Subsystem, Design Package, Design Class, Testability Class, and Analysis Class.

Requires Java experience with knowledge / expertise in the following: UML, XML, HTML, Java, JEE, JSP, JSF, EJB, Java Servlets, MVC and JPA frameworks (Hibernate).   Experience with Insurance Application Architecture (IAA) and IBM WebSphere family of products is preferred.

Requires experience with software design techniques, including object-oriented analysis and design techniques, design patterns, and the Unified Modeling Language. Understands and resolves the design model.

Experience with the Rational Unified Process (RUP) and Rational Software tools such as ClearQuest, ClearCase, and Rose is strongly preferred.  Experience with JUnit for unit testing is preferred.

Proficient in some or all of the following: Websphere Application Server, DB2 UDB, messaging systems such as Websphere MQ/Message Broker, development environments such as WSAD/WSADIE/RAD, and Eclipse

Knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and Enterprise Architecture (EA) is preferred.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with external and internal personnel.  Strong verbal and written communication skills.  Must be customer focused and excel in coordination of problem resolution.  Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and work with sense of urgency and accountability.

Flexibility to adapt to and work in a dynamic, changing and fast-paced environment.

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Senior Java Engineer Omaha, NE 9110

Are you looking to work for a non micro management company where you have autonomy to make decisions?  This is one of the best kept secrets in Omaha with very low turnover!  They are adding to their team and needing you to bring your talent to their cool team!  

Under direction of Manager, designs, develops, tests and maintains software in accordance with adopted standards for integration into larger subsystems. Performs technical design and writes automated unit test cases to support testing.  Understands and adheres to the design model.  Writes software to implement components, services, and/or modules.   Performs unit testing of source code and works to resolve defects found while performing integration and regression tests.  Works closely with other software engineers and architects to ensure project objectives are met and frameworks are followed.

  • Strong application development focus to develop business solutions in IBM WebSphere Application Server and other middleware platforms.   
  • Must be able to implement solutions in Java Enterprise Edition using the EJB 3.0 Standard, with strong knowledge in Java Transaction and Persistence API s, Java Naming and Directory Interface, and Java Server Faces (JSF). 
  • Strong design knowledge and skill set with exposing business assets as platform independent business services using Service Oriented Analysis and Design and OASIS Web Services standards.
  • Strong understanding of Structured Query Language and the relational database model with experience in one or more Database Management Systems, with knowledge of Object to Relational Mapping techniques
  • Knowledge and experience in asynchronous messaging using the Java Messaging Service, Message Driven Beans , MQ Series or other messaging middleware
  • Strong knowledge in technical analysis and design of technical solutions to business problems using  Object-Oriented Analysis and Design techniques, design patterns (GOF, JEE), and the Unified Modeling Language
  • Solid understanding of JEE declarative security, Java Authentication and Authorization Service,  and broader security concepts for securing web based applications such as network security, Secured Socket Layer certificates
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with external and internal personnel
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Customer focused and excels in coordination of problem resolution 
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and work with sense of urgency and accountability
  • Flexibility to adapt to and work in a dynamic, changing and fast-paced environment

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HRIS Software Engineer Overland Park, KS 9109

Advantage Tech is seeking an HRIS Software Engineer to work with on of our clients in the Overland Park area, 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Design, Build and Support HR systems – Will act as the HR information systems technical lead/developer leveraging the latest versions and features of HCM cloud systems. Leads system integration projects that require calling application logic and extracting data from/to multiple systems in alignment with industry standards and best practices. Projects may range from implementing a completely new HR system to supporting mergers and acquisition from HR systems standpoint.

·         Support Vendor Inbound/Outbound Integration and Security – Responsible for the design, build and support of all HR system interfaces, including Oracle HCM, Taleo, Kronos, ADP, Fidelity, Ceridian, Solium, Benefit Focus, etc. for secure delivery of inbound and outbound data feeds. Works closely with other IT teams to implement a robust HR systems architecture.

·         Perform Upgrades, Maintenance, and Audit Compliance – Support all the HR system upgrades throughout the year. Works with internal/external audit teams and vendors to prepare and document the SOX compliance needs for all the HR systems.

·         Software and Hardware Evaluation Works closely with other IT teams to design new or modify existing processes and systems to meet the changing demands of the HR function.

·         Perform Testing and Quality Checks to ensure business and data quality requirements.

Recruiting and Onboarding – Builds and supports recruiting and onboarding systems working with the HR team, functional team, and other IT teams to align the talent acquisition needs. This includes supporting upgrades, process changes, reporting on recruiting data and working with agencies that need help with the recruiting platform.

Goals and Performance Management – Builds and support goals & performance management systems working with the Talent management team. Provide data and reporting needs to managers and executives for calibration.

Workforce Compensation – Support workforce compensation system changes working with the Total Rewards team.

Time Keeping Systems – Support the timekeeping system capabilities needed across global localizations.

Qualifications:                                  

·         Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business, Human Resources or related field

·         At least 3 years of experience with Oracle Cloud HCM with experience creating system integrations with Data Exchange Extracts. API integration experience is a plus.

·         At least 3 years of experience creating reports and documents with Oracle Business Intelligence and Excel.

·         Working knowledge of SQL queries for report creation is preferred.

·         JD Edwards development experience is a plus.

·         Experience leading global-organization wide HRIS/IT projects and change management activities with a high level of autonomy to identify and escalate issues with senior leaders

·         Strong communication and time management skills, and ability to lead work streams and collaborate at all levels

·         Demonstrated strong analytical skills and ability to analyze data to make recommendations

Lead Information Security Compliance Analyst Kansas City, MO 9052

Lead Information Security Compliance Analyst

What you'll do…

JOB SUMMARY 
 
Advantage Tech is seeking a highly motivated Lead Information Security Compliance Analyst to join our client's Information Security Governance, Risk, & Compliance (GRC) Team. The position will serve as the primary point of contact for information security compliance efforts as well as audit preparation and response. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated people leader as well possess a passion for details and a thorough understanding of United States local, state, and federal regulations as they relate to information security in the tax/finance industry. 

 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES –

  • Partner with other members of GRC Team to serve as a highly professional representative to both internal and external customers.
  • Provide comprehensive risk assessments of business and technology sponsored projects and initiatives, including engagements with third parties.
  • Provide guidance regarding best practices for regulatory and legal compliance with SOX, PCI, CCPA, GDPR and others.
  • Use knowledge of information security standards and best practices to assist in the creation and maintenance of organization policies, standards, guidelines and processes.
  • Evaluate security controls for effectiveness and identify potential risks.
  • Establish and cultivate relationships by interacting with all levels of the organization to ensure activities are understood and completed appropriately.
  • Establish and cultivate relationships with both internal and external assessors
  • Establish and maintain documentation of assessments and controls.
  • Monitor and report meaningful metrics on compliance with information security policies, standards, guidelines, and processes.
  • Support, communicate, and reinforce the mission, values, philosophy, and culture of the organization.

What you'll bring to the team…

Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong SOX 404 Audit experience.
  • Effective leadership skills.
  • Good communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information security discipline.
  • Minimum of seven (8) years of experience in information technology or business analysis, with at least three (3) years in the information security field.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of security controls as they relate to applicable regulations and frameworks (SOX, PCI, CCPA, GDPR, STIGS, ISO, NIST, etc.).
  • Demonstrated understanding of risk and compliance assessment methodologies.

 Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or the equivalent through a combination of education and related work experience.

 

Required Skills

  • Excellent people leader skills, with demonstrated experience leading compliance SMEs.
  • Proven ability to take initiative, work independently, and effectively organize multiple work streams.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective partnerships with internal and external customers.
  • High level of verbal and written communications skills, including translating technical details to business terms.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to think and adapt quickly.
  • Ability to learn quickly and take on new responsibilities as the team evolves.

It would be even better if you also had…

Plus Skills

  • Experience working with or for a Big 4 accounting firm.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited institution.
  • Experience performing information security reviews of third-party service providers.
  • PCI ISA Certification
  • Industry certifications such as CISA, CISSA, CISSP, CASP+, GSNA, PMP, GISP, GSTRT, GSLC, GLEG or similar.
  • Experience with ServiceNow GRC.  
  • Project/Program management knowledge and experience.
  • Experience with software development, programming or scripting languages, or security testing of applications.
  • Knowledge of network-based services, DevOps, client/server applications, mobile applications, enterprise systems and infrastructure, network architecture, or security infrastructure.

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

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Network Administrator Lenexa, KS 9048

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

Associate Network Administrator

 

Job Description Summary

Advantage Tech is seeking an Associate Network Administrator for our Client's team, to support our growing technology business. Successful candidates will have a passion for technology, demonstrated success in providing workstation and server support for a technology-enabled business.

Experience with Windows/Linux/Mac workstations/servers and network hardware required. Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent and 1+ years of full-time experience in IT.

 

Responsibilities include:

·        Providing technical support to internal users

·        Reviewing system data 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 Windows/Mac/Linux servers and workstations

·        Information Security experience/credentials are 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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   Programming background is a plus

QA Tester Lenexa, KS 9041

Advantage Tech is seeking a QA Analyst (Software Tester) who will work closely with Software Developers and the Application Development Manager to ensure that software is deployed with the highest quality possible.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail oriented with strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Willingness to find answers, ask questions, and explore processes using all available resources
  • Understanding of Agile Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Experience in software testing / system testing / regression testing
  • Experience documenting testing processes and writing test plans to ensure
    business requirements are completed and delivered as planned
  • Experience in testing web and client-server applications
  • Experience with QA techniques and methodologies
  • Experience with multiple environments for testing and deploying changes.
  • Experience with Azure DevOps ticketing and queries
  • Familiarity with using a Wiki as a dynamic learning resource
  • Experience with delivering training information and presentations regarding tested applications to customers/stakeholders

HELPFUL SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE

  • Experience with Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Experience with T-SQL querying and relational databases
  • Experience with automated testing tools
  • Experience with Mobile phone testing

 

 

 

 

Full Stack Developer Lenexa, KS 9040

The Full-Stack Microsoft Software Developer loves to code and loves helping people.  The position consists of a wide variety of responsibilities including discovery, design, development, implementation and maintenance of custom software solutions. She/he may be responsible for analyzing business problems and needs, assisting in the development of software specifications, designing and developing new programs to automate business processes.  Development tasks will vary in scope from small projects with quick implementation timelines to complex projects that span months and may consist of many iterations.

Essential skills included:

  • Excellent C# skills and a track record of getting things done
  • Solid experience with ASP.NET, MVC, Web Forms / Apps, Web API (REST), SQL, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, debugging, etc. (migrating away from web forms)
  • At least 2-3 years of full-stack web development: UI front-end, backend, database
  • A great attitude and aptitude for learning and problem solving
  • Penchant for software development and coding design principles
  • Android / iOS development (Xamarin)

Ideal candidates will have:  

  • Experience developing n-tier suites of full-featured software applications
  • Experience using Microsoft tools and technologies:  .NET Framework, IIS, Visual Studio, Azure DevOps and Agile methodologies.
  • Ability to follow established standards and guidelines to deliver projects that are of high quality.

Technologies

  • ASP.NET 4.6.2 / .NET Core
  • Angular 2+
  • Xamarin
  • REST Web APIs
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 – 2017
  • JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, HTML
  • Micro Services
  • Visual Studio 2019
  • Webforms and MVC
  • Azure DevOps 2019
  • Telerik / Progress
  • Syncfusion
  • Web Services
  • Windows Services
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3
  • ServiceNow
  • SalesForce
  • ServiceChannel
  • LLBLGen Pro
  • Red-Gate

 

Full Stack Developer Kansas City, MO 9039

Advantage Tech is partnering with a great crossroads client to help them as a growing startup with a mission to help people live their best life through simple sustainable success. Their core values are: Accountability, Empathy, Trust, and Empowerment. They are committed to helping millions stay accountable to their habits & goals and provide the technology to do so.

They have developed a mobile app (live in the iOS App Store) and web products (in private beta testing mode) for B2C and B2B businesses.

They are looking for someone who is passionate about leveraging technology to improve themselves and others in a scalable way. They envision the technology they build there will one day be able to serve not only individuals, but coaches, enterprises, and various non-profit institutions all over the world.

You will be expected to be an independent thinker in a fast-growing startup. You will need to take ownership of your tasks and will be challenged to think of the elegant solutions to technical problems they face. You will be a core part of their team, taking the lead in making sure the products they create are excellent, robust, and scalable. Compensation is competitive.

The ideal candidate is a proven professional who has specialized in developing applications using PHP (Laravel preferred) for 4+ years. Experience in developing web (Angular 8) and/or native mobile apps (Swift and/or Kotlin) is a great addition.

These are the main things you’ll be doing:

  • Develop and maintain a strong, scalable, and cutting-edge backend to our mobile app (currently live on the iOS App Store) and our web products (currently in private beta)

  • Build on new features to the existing applications and collaborate with the rest of the team

  • Maintain existing code and resolve bugs on the mobile app & web products

  • Lead and maintain the backend application development life cycle from beta, to delivery, and post launch support

  • Effectively communicate ongoing task progress, evaluations, ideas, timetable, and technical & process concerns

  • Document the development process, architecture, and standard components

  • Collaborate regularly with fellow team members

  • Stay on top of new trends & best practices in development

  • Keep the team informed of timelines and development status

Here are things we expect from you:

  • Commitment to  Core Values

  • Independent thinking, a lot of self-initiative, and comfort in a small team

  • Experience in PHP (Laravel preferred)

  • Strong AWS experience

Here are things we would be delighted to see in addition:

  • Experience in developing native iOS & Android mobile apps, using Swift and Kotlin specifically

  • Experience in developing web application (Angular 8)

  • Experience in Laravel Vapor

  • Experience developing and supporting API integrations

  • Hands on experience with SQL schema design, REST API Design

  • Unit & Integration testing (PHPUnit or equivalent)

  • MySQL profiling & query optimization

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or similar relevant field experience

Workday Tech Lead Lee's Summit, MO 9038

Advantage Tech is looking for a Workday Tech Lead for our Lee's Summit, MO Client.

Reporting to the Vice President, Digital Enablement, this position will work to define technical solutions for our business teams utilizing the Workday platform, and provides technical guidance to systems analysts, developers and other team members. The primary responsibility is to be a technical partner with HR and Finance teams and lead the Workday Integration team with new and ongoing integration support. This person will work closely with the Workday Product Manager and the business community to understand and define business requirements not only for Workday, but for all systems that support HR, Finance and workforce management functions. They will then translate the business requirements into system requirements and design specifications. The technical lead will also play an active role in ensuring the identification and creation of all necessary design and technical documentation. This position will act in a technical leadership capacity on projects assigned to them and will be responsible for ensuring management is kept current on project status and milestone deliverables. This position will also assist in post implementation support and system enhancements as well as resolving complex performance tuning.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Work closely with our Workday Product Manager to contribute to the ongoing design, configuration, deployment, and maintenance of the Workday modules including HCM, Payroll, Time Tracking, Absence Management, Benefits and others
  • Manage the process of changing existing Workday integrations and creating new ones based upon business need
  • Production support for existing Workday inbound and outbound integrations by providing break/fix analysis, regression testing, and data analysis for data integrity issues
  • Stay current with Workday new functionality delivered in the routine updates. Review with the business and help drive the deployment of new features
  • Provide leadership and participate in analyzing, designing, testing and bringing to production system integrations within the Workday realm including but not limited to, finance, recruiting, benefit providers, healthcare management and others
  • Translate business requirements into system requirements, design specifications and document new and/or existing application requirements. Ensure that new or existing systems meet business requirements and practices and that all application interface issues/concerns are understood, documented and addressed satisfactorily
  • Work with technical team to ensure optimal technical design for our environment and integration methods and tools
  • Work with technical team to ensure optimal technical design for our environment and integration methods and tools
  • Prepares estimates for complex projects to provide management with information needed to accurately forecast project delivery dates
  • Assist project team with unit testing. Develop system test plans and perform full system testing prior to implementation
  • For assigned projects, responsible for managing all aspects of the development lifecycle including but not limited to status updates, definition and tracking of project milestones, system design, and tracking of deliverables including resource allocation
  • Support a  Request for Proposal (RFP) process for software purchases, evaluating the results and providing recommendations to upper management and the business
  • Provide production support to existing HR, Finance and work force systems
  • Assist in the mentoring, training and development of team technical skills
  • Monitor and resolve performance tuning issues either via working directly with third party support or the case management process
  • Works with the Workday Product Manager and the business to understand business processes

Internal and External Relationships:

Internal:

  • Workday Business Stakeholders
  • Business Systems Manager (BSM) where applicable
  • Technical team
  • All levels of IT

External: System vendors – related to integrations with Workday

Education/Experience/Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience
  • 8-10 years of programming experience
  • 5 years of experience defining, designing, and implementing HR and Finance applications with Workday
  • Strong technical background covering a variety of platforms, databases, and coding languages
  • Strong technical Workday skills
  • Knowledge of Workday implementation tools (Enterprise interface builder (EIB), Workday Studio, Workday Report Writer, and DTS)
  • Experience with Web Services and APIs (WSDL, SOAP, REST and WS standards)
  • Have an understanding of Workday’s security model and best practices
  • Comfortable working with third party solutions on data mapping and integration implementation
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) skills for effective communication with team members and IT Leaders
  • Keen problem solving skills, ability to deal with complex situations and recommend a technical solution
  • Must be flexible and able to respond to rapid change to meet business needs
  • Ability, to learn new technology and stay abreast of current technical trends
  • Ability to translate business needs into creative technological solutions
  • Provides expert level IT technical lead services and direction for critical software, middleware, and/or hardware projects (e.g., applications, networks, communications, and client server technologies) on multiple platforms. Provides technical expertise in systems, technical infrastructure, tools, modeling, external interfaces, and other technical areas. Completes complex development, design, implementation, architecture design specification, and maintenance activities.
  • Ensures the viability of IT deliverables. Recommends development options, including design, build/buy, and vendor purchase. Approves the team's technical deliverables. Conducts testing, including functionality, technical limitations, and security.
  • Approves technical solutions proposed by team members. Elevates complex technical issues to IT experts, including architects and vendors. Resolves technical problems discovered by testers and internal clients. Responds to and resolves technical issues in a timely manner. Researches issues and performs root cause analysis.
  • Communicates with project manager and/or business stakeholders on a frequent basis. Identifies tasks and issues that may have an impact on service levels or schedules. Provides realistic task and cost estimates. May participate in screening resumes of team members, interviews, makes hiring and assignment recommendations, and writes reviews.
  • Maintains a current and working knowledge of IT development methodology, architecture design, and technical standards. Mentors IT staff and identifies training needs. As new standards are instituted, ensures their usage by team members.
  • Communicates with other technical leads, IT groups, and clients so they understand the project's technical implications, dependencies, and potential conflicts. Evaluates the impacts of change requests on own/shared technologies and effectively persuades and influences others on ideas.
  • Reviews and approves documentation and diagrams created by IT team members (e.g., system specifications). Writes documentation, including technical standards and processes.
  • Identifies opportunities for continuous quality improvement of technical standards, methodologies, and technologies.
  • Participates in design, code, and test inspections throughout product life cycle to identify issues. Participates as a technical consultant at other project meetings. Presents technical status and issues at milestone reviews.
  • For projects without a business analyst, performs this staff member's duties, including interviewing business liaisons to diagram process flows and to write functional requirements. In the absence of the project manager, performs this staff member's duties, including coordinating daily systems analysis and development activities.
  • Thoroughly understands and complies with IT policies and procedures, especially those for quality and productivity standards that enable the team to meet established client service levels. Thoroughly understands and complies with Information Security policies and procedures, and verifies deliverables meet Information Security requirements.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

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.

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

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IT Support Specialist Kansas City, MO 9031

Do you desire to build a career in the Information Technology field? We are offering an exciting opportunity as an IT Support Specialist with an awesome client in Kansas City.

Primary Responsibilities

• Serve as the first point of contact for customers seeking technical assistance over the phone or email

• Perform remote troubleshooting through diagnostic techniques, pertinent questions and remote support tools

• Determine the best solution based on the issue and details provided by customers • Walk the customer through the problem-solving process

• Direct unresolved issues to the next level of support personnel

• Provide accurate information on IT products or services

• Record events and problems and their resolution in logs

• Perform special projects and completes all other duties as assigned or requested for the general support of the organization.

 

Minimum Qualifications

• A+ certified or equivalent knowledge/education.

• Ability to research, diagnose and resolve hardware and software problems in an independent environment.

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to present ideas clearly verbally and in writing

• Organizing, planning and problem solving and research skills with the ability to make effective and timely decisions.

• Experience with Team Viewer, Office 365 and remote troubleshooting, preferred

• Pursuing or Completed Associates Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, and/or related field.

Embedded Systems Engineer Lee's Summit, MO 9011

Advantage Tech is searching for an Embedded Systems Engineer that can work with their client based out of Lee's Summit, MO

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:
 

The successful candidate will be a member of the client's Research and Development Team. Typically, the candidate will be self-directed into various development projects and operate as a developer within small or medium size teams.

  1. They will not just be given tasks to complete, they will also be asked to brain storm and come up with new and revolutionary ideas, an outside the box thinker.
  2. They will be given the privilege to work with some of the top people in embedded systems development.
  3. They will be expected to aid and in some cases lead certification efforts; UL, FCC, CE, etc..
  4. They will learn how to read/design schematics and use circuit layout software to create circuit boards.
  5. The candidate will be asked to participate in many different facets of the product development pipeline, all the way from Idea – final product/quality control.

Development Skill Sets (shall include some or all of the following):

  • Software development using C
  • Assembly Language Programming
  • Linux expertise
  • Schematic Capture
  • Circuit Design/Layout
  • Circuit Simulation Software
  • Oscilloscope, Logic Analyzer, Function Generator knowledge.
  • Understanding of multiple communication protocols, I2C, SPI, CANBUS, etc..
  • Verilog/VHDL
  • FPGA
  • RF Circuit Design
  • Mixed Signal Processing

Education and Experience:

  • Education level shall be a 4-year degree or 5 years of experience in electronic design.
JD Edwards Warehouse Management Analyst Kansas City, KS 9008

Advantage Tech is searching for a JDE Warehouse Management Analyst for their client based out of Kansas City.

 

Description:

The JD Edwards Analyst will participate in a cross-functional team environment leveraging their existing application and technical knowledge, as well as strong business communication skills. As a key member of the Shared Applications team, this position will be responsible for becoming the expert in implementing, maintaining, and enhancing the client's JD Edwards Enterprise 1 Warehouse Management application.

 

The candidate will recommend best practices to key business users to configure and enhance JD Edwards Enterprise 1 Warehouse Management to meet business requirements, using approved client project management and governance standards. This includes supporting our project teams, providing input on system design, integration testing, user training, and post go-live support. The candidate will also act as day-to-day JD Edwards Enterprise 1 production support, including coordination with team members and external consultants.

 

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform JD Edwards Enterprise 1 Warehouse Management configuration based on defined business processes.
  • Ability to gather business requirements and transform them into JD Edwards processes that can be implemented and supported.
  • Coordinate or active participation with Shared Applications team members or business users in the analysis, design, development, documentation, performance testing, and implementation of technical business solutions.
  • Work with the business to translate the business requirements into functional specifications.
  • Ability to define, gather, and load the master data needed to support applications delivered.
  • Follow client Development, Governance and Project Management standards.
  • The requirements herin 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 as required.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business, Engineering or related equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years' experience implementing JD Edwards Warehouse Management module with strong knowledge of integration points with other modules.
  • 2+ years' experience in an JD Edwards production support environment preferred
  • Knowledge of JD Edwards e-Commerce, SAP, or Salesforce a plus

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Able to demonstrate written and verbal communications skills with the ability to effectively communicate with business users, stakeholders, technical teams, and various levels of management
  • Able to listen and communicate in a clear and concise manner, along with the ability to recognize the audience and tailor communications accordingly
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously, including the ability to prioritize
  • Able to organize time and resources effectively to achieve goals (i.e., organizational skills)
  • Able to demonstrate leadership qualities as a self-starter, set direction, and complete assignments
  • Able to interact effectively and cooperatively with employees at all levels
  • Able to demonstrate strong customer service orientation
  • Must be flexible with work schedules and available to work overtime on evenings and weekends, with or without advanced notice
  • Strong work ethic with ability and willingness to do 'what it takes'
  • Able to work on-call
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English
Quality Analyst Kansas City, MO 8895

Advantage Tech is searching for a Quality Analyst to join their client for a 3-6 month contract opportunity.

The Quality Assurance Engineer is responsible for developing test plans, creating test cases, executing test cases, tracking defects, functional, web services, regression, automating test cases, documentation, and coordinating with other teams within the client and Vendors of the client.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Utilize our business process, plans, evaluate and manage the execution of assigned projects
  • Manage multiple large scale projects across many teams with in the client and the client's Vendors
  • Review requirements, User stories, specifications and technically design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback
  • Create detailed ,comprehensive and well-structured test plans , test case traceability matrix , test cases and test data set required to complete Quality Assurance work based on the business requirements
  • Execute test cases including data validation and regression analysis
  • Identify, record, document thoroughly and track defects
  • Estimate, prioritize, plan and coordinate testing activities
  • Perform thorough functional testing ,web services testing and  regression testing
  • Experience with the complete software development life cycle and QA process in an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Good experience working with the business and development teams to resolve any application issues found during execution
  • Develop and apply testing processes for new and existing products
  • Track quality assurance metrics, like test execution metrics, defect metrics
  • Design, develop and execute automation scripts using open source tools
  • Stay up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 5 years of related work experience required
  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools and approaches
  • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases
  • Hands-on experience with both white box and black box testing
  • Hands-on experience with automation testing and automation testing tools like selenium, cucumber or others
  • Experience with C#, .Net, T-SQL,TFS, and Jira
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process
  • Experience with performance and/or security testing is a plus
  • Desired Healthcare Experience
  • Solid and adequate written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and report status
Solution Architect Kansas City, MO 8849

Job Summary:

 

We are seeking a Sr. Solution Architect for our client in either it’s KC or Denver location. This position will be responsible for the Architecture and Design for nationally used Enterprise Systems in support of Supervision and Regulation. This role requires demonstrated technical skills in JAVA, hybrid, cloud native and service based architectures. Progression within the family is based on technical expertise, complexity of assignments and demonstrated leadership. Senior level candidates should demonstrate mastery in these areas and be capable of directing technical resources through the software development lifecycle; from concept, investigation, design and solution.

 

Key Activities:

 

  • Translates business requirements into architecture and design deliverables like conceptual architecture and technical designs.
  • Leverages industry, organizational standards and patterns during the solution process. 
  • Serves as a JAVA subject matter expert and technical coach to the development team.
  • Creates and maintains architectures artifacts. 
  • Performs Proof of Concepts as needed.
  • Collaborates with the business, development team and other architects to provide complete solutions to meet business requirements. 
  • Establishes and fosters strong relationships with a broad audience of customers, service providers, vendor partners, technical peers and senior management. 
  • Remains current on emerging technologies and conducts independent research to support business needs and requirements.

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of education and related experience required.
  • 10+ years of progressive Software Architect/Engineering experience. A technical leader with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in cloud-native application architecture (e.g microservices, containers, API patterns, automated continuous integration and delivery, etc.), with Agile, and product focused delivery.
  • Works collaboratively with teams across the organization.
  • Proficient in multiple languages, preferred experience in JAVA and some Microsoft.Net.
DevOps Engineer Lee's Summit, MO 8744

Advantage Tech is searching for a DevOps Engineer to work for their client based out of Lee's Summit, MO.

Our client creates cutting-edge software and hardware products, and we want you to be a part of our team. We are currently in search of an experienced Software Developer to create and maintain software systems. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage in a positive and creative work environment that offers excellent benefits and flexible schedules.

The successful candidate will be a team-oriented DEV-OPS Engineer with experience supporting applications and databases in a cloud environment. Must have cloud development knowledge with the ability to influence through solid collaboration skills. Must also have strong business acumen and possess the ability to provide analyses of options, business values, and risk assessments for cloud initiatives.

We are interested in candidates who can make an immediate impact in this environment:

  • AWS Cloud Networking and Infrastructure
  • Working knowledge of at least one of the following programming languages (Python, C#, Go)
  • Knowledge of containerized workloads (i.d., docker, kubernetes)
  • NoSQL (Cassandra, Mongo) maintenance, performance tuning, and monitoring
  • Working knowledge of Apache configuration and maintenance
  • Migrate, manage and architect applications in AWS cloud.
  • Drive best practices around Cloud tools and monitoring
  • Maintain document and diagram cloud solutions, capturing requirements to support the platform and systems

In addition, we are looking for someone who can:

  • Be comfortable working in a small fast paced company environment
  • Demonstrate experience with M2M or other connected things technologies preferred
  • Exhibit a passion for imagination, creativity and innovation
  • Gather customer requirements and formalize those requirements into specification documentation
  • Write reusable, testable, and efficient code
  • Deliver objectives within set timeline(s)
  • Be a self-starter and take and utilize direction
  • Document code and develop best practices
  • Demonstrate written and verbal communication skills
  • Analyze Problems, and propose creative solutions
  • Design and implement low-latency, high-availability applications
  • Implement security and data protection
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of Object-Oriented Programming
  • Understand front-end technologies, such as HTML5, and CSS3      
  • Demonstrate understanding of asynchronous programming.
  • Infrequent travel may be required 

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in computer science or commensurate experience.

Architect Overland Park, KS 8715

Advantage Tech is seeking a MuleSoft Architect for a client in the Kansas City area. 

Job Description

The architect will be accountable for analyzing and designing Integration and Interoperability domain architecture to meet the information technology and business requirements.

The architect will establish integration technology standards, processes (ensure compliance) and operationalization of the integration solutions, assist in developing a secure, scalable governance and operating model which includes assessment of new applications and technologies to be integrated, protocols to support, and underlying infrastructure components to execute on.

 Candidates must have MuleSoft Certifications:

  • Integration Professional
  • Integration Architect
  • Understands and transform business requirements into scalable/manageable solution architecture and design specifications.
  • Partners with other functions across IT (PM, BA, EA, Security, Operations) to ensure collaboration, consistency and quality of solutions.
  • Acts as Technical Lead for MuleSoft Integration and Informatica ETL developers in the delivery of custom solutions or COTS configurations/customizations.
  • Create the high-level design of integration solutions and guide implementation teams on the choice of Mule components and patterns to use in the detailed design and implementation.
  • Select the deployment approach and configuration of Anypoint Platform with any of the available deployment options (MuleSoft-hosted or customer-hosted control plane and runtime plane).
  • Design Mule applications for any of the available deployment options of the Anypoint Platform runtime plane.
  • Apply standard development methods covering the full development lifecycle (project preparation, analysis, design, development, testing, deployment, and support) to ensure solution quality.
  • Advise technical teams on performance, scalability, reliability, monitoring and other operational concerns of integration solutions on Anypoint Platform.
  • Design reusable assets, components, standards, frameworks, and processes to support and facilitate API and integration projects.
  • Ensures self and development team adheres to documented design and development patterns and standards.
  • Supports the integration environment and solutions, including off-hours support of business-critical integration solutions.
  • Assists the Application Development Manager to ensure proper response and resolution to issues and errors.
  • Develops and maintains Enterprise Integration Solution Architecture including SOA and ETL concepts and capabilities.
  • Provides mentoring on advanced development concepts and technical capabilities to developers.
  • Defines standards to guide solution decisions in relation to integration for the enterprise.
  • Creates prototypes and authoring detailed interaction specifications.
  • Works closely with other Solution Architecture/Designers to ensure consistency and quality of solutions and knowledge sharing.
  • Provides Continuous improvement and exploration of industry standards and technology advances.
  • Gathers, understands and clarifies complex business requirements.
  • Exemplifies KCS Vision, Values, and Culture in each and every interaction with team, clients, and stakeholders.

 

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field.8 years architecture experience with demonstrated integration expertise in several business and technical verticals.
  • 8 years industry experience providing technical solutions development for enterprise software or hosted high-tech services using .NET, JEE and/or JSE framework and Informatica or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Advanced integration experience with industry standard integration products, preferably MuleSoft, RabbitMQ and Informatica.
  • Advanced Experience with SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)/ESB (Enterprise Service Bus).
  • Intermediate knowledge of database platforms.
  • Intermediate Experience using the JAVA IDE.
  • Advanced knowledge of SDLC, code management concepts and platforms.
  • Advanced knowledge of at least one programming language such as .NET.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of enterprise architecture.
  • Experience with continuous integration and deployment.
  • Experience with secure coding standards and API security.
  • Strong understanding of network and data center architecture, as well as application development methodologies.
  • Strong strategic business acumen and understanding of organization strategy and ability to design IT systems to delivery that strategy.
  • Strong ability to develop solution architecture designs.
  • Strong ability to define multiple solution options to business problems.
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills.
  • Strong ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations.
.NET Developer Kansas City, MO 8710

Advantage Tech is looking for a .NET Developer to work for their client based out of Kansas City, MO

Description:

To analyze, design, develop, implement, test and support, along with managing project for PC applications and web applications for all the various departments within the organization.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes, designs, develops, tests, implements and supports systems and programs within allocated budgets.
  • Establishes good working relationships with user departments learning and understanding their business.
  • Develops system/program specifications while providing maintainability and efficiency in the use of computer resources. Adheres to published systems and programming standards and guidelines.
  • Investigates and analyzes existing situations, and proposes estimates for various phases of the project. Participate in informal feasibility studies as required for major projects.
  • Develops clear program specifications.
  • Investigates application maintenance problems and makes corrections as required to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Provides systems support as required both during and after normal working hours.
  • Continues to enhance technical skills through formal education, self study, or the application of new technologies to business solutions.
  • Communicates effectively with and updates senior IS personnel.
  • Manage various PC and web applications projects.

Skills & Knowledge: (when applicable)

  • 3-4 yrs. proven experience in building windows/web-based applications with involvement in multiple full life-cycle projects.
  • Hands-on experience with building .Net applications with Visual Studio 2005/2008, ASP.NET and VB.Net/C# .
  • Experience with JavaScript, XML, HTML, ASPX, JQuery, AJax and SQL.
  • Experience with relational databases, preferably AS400 or SQL Server.
  • Strong project management skill and analytical skill.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently on defined tasks.
  • Strong team player and committed to the success of the group.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Position applies technical aspects of application systems and programming and performs complex analytical tasks.
  • Bootstrap would a nice to have

Competencies:

  • Flexibility: Performing a wide range of tasks, responding to changes in direction and priorities, and accepting new challenges, responsibilities, and assignments.
  • Conceptual Thinking: Understanding how elements, problems, and situations are related to each other and to the larger environment.
  • Analytical Skills: Recognizing patterns in data, information, or events, drawing logical conclusions, and making recommendations for actions.
  • Planning & Organization: Utilizing logical, systematic and orderly procedures to meet objectives.
  • Attention to Detail: Monitoring adherence to standards and actively checking for accuracy of data received or generated before passing it on.
  • Problem Solving/Decision Making: Taking a well-ordered approach to solving problems and acting despite obstacles or resistance.
  • Continuous Learning: Taking initiative in learning and implementing new concepts, technologies and/or methods.
  • Technical/Functional Expertise: Demonstrating broad, in-depth, and up-to-date knowledge of pertinent technical, business and professional fields.
  • Dependability/Reliability: Following through on commitment, producing timely work to required – or higher – standards, and pitching n to get the job done.
  • Confidentiality: Handle highly confidential information and maintain the highest degree of professionalism.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • 2 yr. Associates or 4 yr. BA/BS in Computer Science, Engineering or Information Systems degree or equivalent experience required.
Sr Software Developer-SQA Test Automation Kansas City, MO 8599

Job Summary:

Advantage Tech is seeking an experienced Software Quality Assurance professional to develop, support and deliver automated testing strategies and solutions for large-scale applications. This role requires collaborating with business and technical staff to gather and analyze data, requirements, and test cases to help create greater test efficiency and coverage through test automation.

Key Activities:

  • Develop and maintain test automation processes in alignment with the project and/or organization’s standards and tools.
  • Develop and maintain automation plans, frameworks, scripts and metrics for functional, regression and integration tests.
  • Provide framework and test case documentation and training.
  • Mature and evolve test architecture through the evaluation and adoption new automation tools, techniques and practices.  •  Perform manual and exploratory testing as needed.
  • Initiate Change Requests (CRs) as appropriate to capture defects and enhancements identified during the testing process, and track existing or potential issues along with a recommended course of action and/or options.
  • Participate in and facilitate daily meetings to communicate progress and barriers to completing application development and testing goals.
  • Collaborate with the development and configuration management teams for deployments into the test environments.
  • Establish and adhere to quality assurance guidelines and standards as defined by the project and/or organization requesting testing services.
  • Enter and report all daily activities using status tracking tools as required.
  • Prepare and analyze test results to aid in problem solving and facilitate decision-making

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/or work experience.
  • Typically requires four to six years of relevant and progressive information technology experience directly related to the design and development of software solutions.
  • Familiarity with Industry software development methodologies, standards and architecture frameworks.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and learn new technologies.
  • Moderate project management skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills. When communicating, articulates and explains comprehensive technical information clearly and concisely to target audience. Ability to explain complex technical information to technical and non-technical contacts.
  • Strong planning and organization skills.• Strong initiative, innovative thinking skills, and the ability to analyze details and adopt a big-picture view.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, including the ability to think logically and analytically.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively build relationships;promote, and work well in, a collaborative team environment; and influence others.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience with Selenium 2 (webdriver).
  • 4+ years experience programming in object-oriented language, Java would be preferred language.
  • Experience working with TestNG, Junit, NUnit.
  • Experience working with Excel and Apache POI.
  • Experience working with data-driven and keyword driven testing frameworks.
  • Preferred experience with Selenium Grid, Subversion, Maven, Integrated Development Environment tool like: Eclipse or Microsoft Visual Studio.
  • Advanced experience in developing and executing SQL statements for testing and validation.
  • Practical experience reviewing and researching to troubleshoot and resolve issues.
  • Proven application testing experience that includes testing of large, complex, enterprise-wide applications on a variety of platforms such as AWS Cloud, Client Server, Web and Mobile testing.
  • Proficient in understanding written requirements, including use cases, user stories and supplementary specifications.
  • Proficient in writing test plans and test cases.
  • Experience with a test management tool like: HP Quality Center / ALM or TestRail to conduct test planning, execution, and reporting.
  • Experience with integrating automation tests into a Continuous Integration (CI) tool like: Bamboo (preferred) or Jenkins.
  • Experience with issue/defect tracking and change management tools, such as JIRA, TestRail or HP Application Lifecycle Management a plus.
  • Proficient in gathering and preparing data and files for testing.
  • Experience with change management, release packaging and deployment concepts.
  • Experience working within different software development methodologies; preferably Agile.
  • Experience with cross-browser compatibility testing.

United States citizenship or lawful permanent resident alien status with at least three or more years of United States residency from the date of legal entry to the United States 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.

 

 

Java Software Engineer Kansas City, MO 8583

Job Summary:

 The position responsibilities are analysis, design, development, implementation and support of enterprise solutions in a JAVA environment.

 

Key Activities:

 

  • Performs analysis, design, and implementation of enterprise technology solutions for the organization utilizing industry patterns and expertise.

  • Works collaboratively with Solution Architects in the design and implementation of technology solutions.

  • Participates in all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) using agile and iterative methodologies, including post-implementation support and maintenance.

  • Analyzes business requirements and creates technical designs and specifications for independent implementation or for less experienced team members.

  • Communicates status and progress on assignments.

  • Consults effectively with customers and business partners on defined assignments.

  • Creates estimates and work breakdown structures on assigned development tasks.

  • Raises issues and risks in a timely fashion and effectively contributes to mitigating activities.

Qualifications:

 

  • Six years of relevant, progressive information technology experience directly related to the design and development of software solutions using JAVA. 

  • Demonstrated skill in JAVA Enterprise (e.g. JEE, Spring Framework, etc.).

  • Well-versed in a breadth of design patterns and development methodologies.  (e.g Object Oriented Programming (OOP), MVC, detached UI patterns).

  • Demonstrated skill developing REST/SOAP based APIs/Microservices.

  • Demonstrated skill in persistence Layer/ORM. (e.g. JDBC, Hibernate, NoSQL etc.).

  • Experience in Application Security, JMS, Scheduling.

  • Demonstrated skill in web application frameworks. (i.e. Angular, Node, Grails, JQuery, etc.).

  • Experience with Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) and DevOps principles and tools. (e.g Jenkins, Git, Nexus, SonarIQ).

  • Experience with testing frameworks. (e.g. Junit, Selenium, Mockito, etc.).

  • Some exposure to Behavior Driven Development (BDD) and Domain Driven Design (DDD) is a plus.

  • Effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills. 

  • Proficient problem solving and business acumen.

  • 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.

Cloud Engineer Kansas City, MO 8561

Advantage Tech is looking for a Cloud Engineer to work with an awesome client in Kansas City, MO to provide support and development for a complex system. 

Job Summary:

This role is responsible for the design, development, testing and support of software solutions using a variety of programming languages within a Cloud environment. This position will require working with current subject matter experts to build knowledge of technologies and develop a solid understanding of the business application.  Qualified candidates will excel in providing operational technical support in complex and dynamic circumstances.

Key Activities:

  • Strong contributor in the analysis, design, and implementation of enterprise technology solutions for complex projects, utilizing broad industry awareness and expertise. 

  • Proficient at contributing to alternative analysis, including assisting with researching vendor solutions, development platforms, third-party frameworks, and best practices. 

  • Advanced skill at implementing complex systems and software components, 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.

  • Requires the ability to independently design, develop, and document solutions, while adhering to all applicable standards (e.g. architectural, coding, security). 

  • Proficient at analyzing business requirements and creating technical designs and specifications for independent implementation. Seeks guidance and mentoring from lead staff during the implementation phase, to ensure implementations meet design specifications and adhere to established standards.

  • Advanced skill at creating estimates, work breakdown structures, and resource assignments on assigned development tasks. Collaboratively works with leads to incorporate development activities into master delivery schedule.

  • Advanced skill at consulting with customers in a support role or when assisting more senior level staff in the formulation of technology strategies in collaboration with business partners.

  • Develops strong partnerships and relationships with business customers and key stakeholders. 

  • Proficient at leading by example and routinely demonstrates high performance in the areas of customer service, collaboration, team work, and reliability.

  • Advanced skill at communicating status and progress on assignments. Raises issues and risks in a timely fashion and effectively contributes to mitigating activities. 

  • Provide on call production support for a critical application.

  • Maintain awareness of emerging cloud-based industry trends and technologies which may create value for our customers.

  • Work on a Scrum team and can adhere to Agile practices for quick deliver of solutions.                                            

Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of hands-on, professional software development experience in building highly scalable online services frameworks.

  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code products using the following technologies on a Cloud platform :-Jenkins, Bamboo, GitLab, Terraform, Docker, and Python. 

  • 1+ year experience designing and implementing automation capabilities.

  • Create and maintain deployment piplelines by working with development teams. 

  • Experience with REST API’s and  webservice solutions is a distinct advantage. 

  • 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/or work experience. 

  • Established knowledge with Industry software development methodologies, standards and architecture frameworks.

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and learn new technologies. 

  • Moderate project management skills.  

  • Advanced oral and written communication skills. Ability to explain complex technical information to technical and non-technical contacts. 

  • Excellent planning and organization skill. 

  • Excellent initiative, innovative thinking skills, and the ability to analyze details and adopt a big-picture view.

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, including the ability to think logically and analytically. 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively build relationships; promote, and work well in a collaborative team environment and influence others.

  • Experience with Java and Spring Framework.

  • United States citizenship is required for this position.

Agile Coach Kansas City, MO 8559

Advantage Tech has an awesome client with a 6 month contract need for an Agile Coach. This position is located in Kansas City, MO.

 

Job Summary:

 

The Agile Coach will be instrumental in providing mentoring for a program as it transitions from a traditional waterfall/incremental SDLC approach to agile practices that are tailored for the project team.  The Agile Coach is responsible for leading and driving the agile processes and adoption across the program while coaching and mentoring agile teams, Scrum Masters, organizational leaders, and key stakeholders. The Agile Coach is an expert in a variety of Agile implementations, coaching the organization to increased agility, velocity, predictability, innovation, and quality. The ideal candidate is highly skilled at and has a passion for facilitation, mentoring, training, and professional coaching all while maintaining situational awareness and enthusiasm, navigating conflict resolution, and exercising the voice of reason.

 

Key Activities:

 

  • Develop Agile Adoption Strategy:  The Agile Coach is responsible for designing a strategy for the organizational adoption of Agile. This includes every stage of adoption, from the introduction of Agile and employee education, to fostering teams and cultures that practice Agile, to sustaining Agile methodologies and continually offering strategies for improvement.
  • Educate Colleagues:  The Agile Coach must educate employees at all levels, including senior, and at times clients, on Agile principles, providing them with tools for implementing the process in their own work. They provide training sessions and teach valuable skills that lead toward the adoption of Agile methodologies. This includes providing Agile thought leadership.
  • Mentor Team: As a mentor, the Agile Coach is responsible for guiding teams into the Agile methodology, providing employees with feedback and answering questions. They provide hands-on support to all employees, collaborating with people across widely varying levels and roles, leading teams toward further understanding and adoption of Agile.
  • Implement Agile Methodology:  Develop Agile processes, including analysis of existing processes, elicitation of requirements from subject matter experts, and application of industry best practices and standards. This task entails implementing Agile process, principles and practices across all levels and departments in the organization. The Agile Coach must use techniques that increase collaboration, predictability, transparency and promote a culture of innovation. In order to do this, the Agile Coach must also embody the Agile principles and lead by example.

Additional Activities:

  • Provide training for teams and individuals through informal communication channels and / or formal training sessions, from basic Scrum team workshops to SAFe release-train workshops to more specialized training on specific practices.
  • Coach Product teams, Scrum Masters, Project Managers and Development teams to velocity as they transform to agile from waterfall and other traditional development methodologies.
  • Coach and mentor Executive/C-level leaders on the organizational value to drive implementation success and overall adoption of Agile framework.
  • Motivate teams to adopt practices by showing problems with the status quo, explaining the benefits of new practices and principles, and understanding and overcoming perceived obstacles to adoption. Help teams form new work habits with hands-on coaching, collaborative partnership, and feedback.
  • Facilitate planning sessions at various levels.
  • Facilitate positive change by providing advice and input on technical direction, tools and processes to help demonstrate the value of agile based development.
  • Drive improvement through examples and practical, achievable in a non-academic delivery style that encourages the adoption of agile technical practices, improving execution, communication and concurrently building group skills and capabilities.
  • Promote appropriate metrics to demonstrate that good practices are taking hold.

 

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree specializing in business, related computer technology, or equivalent combination of education and/or directly related work experience.
  • Minimum of six years of technology project management experience, including end-to-end software development life cycle project management experience.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification strongly preferred.
  • Strong skill in MS Project or comparable project management tool.
  • Possesses strong technical aptitude, including knowledge of software development methodologies and processes (e.g., agile, RUP, waterfall, scrum); computing environments; and tools such as JIRA and ClearCase.
  • Practical knowledge of Earned Value Management (EVM), or alternative project performance measurement practices.
  • Knowledge of and proven skills with project management through the full System Development Life Cycle to include the business/conceptual and initiation phases as well as analysis and requirements gathering (business, use cases/stories, functional/non-functional, and technical).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to articulate and explain complex technical concepts to non-technical individuals, and to determine and drive reporting and communication strategies. Uses persuasion and tact in advising on, and influencing, project objectives and direction, as well as project team. Skilled at negotiating commitments among various stakeholders and possesses excellent meeting and presentation skills, which includes handling difficult and/or sensitive conversations with key stakeholders. 

Preferred Skills:

  • 5+ years of experience coaching, leading, guiding full scale agile transformations as an external coach.
  • 5+ years of software lead development experience.
  • 10+ years of work experience in IT in the use of Project and Program Management methodologies and tools.
  • Ambitious and flexible with well-honed team skills and strong personal drive, effective working relationships at all levels.
  • Expert in Scrum and Kanban Agile Frameworks, and demonstrated experience with SAFe.
  • Proven expertise in software architecture and familiarity with design patterns.
  • Experience in Agile testing practices.
  • Experience with Pair Programming preferred.
  • Experience with JIRA and various software/agile tools.
  • Experience driving change through a large distributed organization.
  • Experience with “scrum of scrums” situations involving large, distributed teams and applications.
  • Experience managing large development programs.
  • Dynamic, effective communicator at all levels, in both structured and non-hierarchical, informal structures.
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!

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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