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Title Location Job ID
Angular Software Engineer Denver, CO 8857

Job Summary:

Advantage Tech  is seeking a Java Software Engineer with Angular expertise for an great client in the Denver area. This position will be responsible for the design, development, engineering and reengineering of software solutions for a large nationally used enterprise system in support of supervision and regulation. Individuals placed within this family will possess specialized technical skills in the domain of software engineering. Progression within the family is both a combination of evolved technical expertise, complexity of assignments and demonstrated leadership. More senior level candidates will demonstrate mastery in these capabilities and be capable of directing other technical resources through the development lifecycle from concept to solution delivery including architecture and design.

 

 Key Activities:

  • Leads in the analysis, design, and implementation of enterprise technology solutions for the organization’s most strategic and complex projects, utilizing broad industry awareness and expertise.
  • Develops strong partnerships and relationships with business customers and key stakeholders.
  • Interacts with business lines to discuss high-level concepts and/or desired technology solutions based on bias from previous experience; suggests/influences optimal course of action to meet business needs.
  • Proficient at implementing complex systems and software components, in compliance with Agile and Services Oriented Architecture standards, which meet customer needs and expectations with respect to key project/product performance measures; quality, schedule, and cost.
  • Leads complex and diverse technical teams through all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), including post-implementation support and maintenance.
  • Creates estimates and work breakdown structures on assigned development tasks. 
  • Collaborates with Solution and Data Architects, and Database Administrators in the design and implementation of physical data models. • Provides training, oversight, mentoring, guidance, and/or direction to other team members and staff.
  • Proficient at communicating status and progress on assignments.
  • Raises issues and risks in a timely fashion and effectively contributes to mitigating activities.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an information technology field (e.g., Computer/Management Information Systems (MIS/CIS), Computer Science (CS), Electrical/Computer Engineering (EE/CE), or an equivalent combination of related education and work experience.
  • Minimum of five years relevant and progressive information technology experience directly related to the design and development of software solutions, to include four or more years of Java development.
  • Extensive experience with Angular, demonstrated skill in web application frameworks (i.e. JSF, Node, etc), JEE applications (i.e. Spring Boot, Batch, etc).
  • Requires the ability to analyze business requirements and create technical designs and specifications, develop, implement and document solutions, ensuring implementations meet design specifications and adhere to standards.
  • Proficient with Object Oriented Development concepts, Agile and Services Oriented Architecture.
  • Excellent initiative, organization, Analytical, and the ability to work independently or in a team environment.
  • Proficient at leading and motivating complex, matrixed project teams, that are often geographically dispersed and span multiple disciplines (e.g., database administration, server administration, project management, business analysis, etc.), as well as varying skill levels.
  • Strong project management skills.
  •  Effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Explains technical information in terms easily understood by target audiences.
  • Expert Problem Solving and Business Acumen.
  • Proficiency in multiple languages, preferred recent development experience in java and a proficiency with Microsoft .Net. 

 

IT Technical Specialist Kansas City, MO 8855

Job Summary:

Because of an upcoming technology transition to the cloud, this position will play a critical role in converting existing automated scripts. Ideal candidates will have a background with software development and scripting, while also having the desire to support operations functions. Performs moderately complex to complex application support and maintenance tasks; such as supporting implementations, test file generation, deployment support, DRE support and working closely with peer technical resources to perform incident root cause analysis. Participates in design activities and creates procedural documentation for moderately complex to complex business applications.

The position generally requires two to five years or more of professional experience, including specific skills in the areas of production support operations, scripting, job scheduling, file transfer operations, customer support, and project management. A broad knowledge of best practices, procedures, communication, and technology are required.

Key Activities:

  • Rewrite automated scripts in preparation for transition to the cloud.
  • Updates, maintains, and monitors the operation of moderate to complex automated systems and applications including, but not limited to, server back-up support, change/problem management, asset management, database management, application installation, environment build/support responsibilities.
  • Provide operational and release support by onboarding new customer files, analyzing input files, coordinating ETL of files, and maintaining master reference tables.
  • Create, review and maintain production support processes, procedures, and operations.
  • Partner with other IT teams as needed to troubleshoot, resolve, and document incidents.
  • Proactively communicate to stakeholders current status and resolution plan of production issues.

 

  • Complete projects related to department operational improvements.

 

  • Develop recommendations and make presentations to management and department staff.
  • Train others on new procedures/policies.
  • Coordinate the setup, testing, and implementation of new and/or updated customer files.
  • Provide service level monitoring and the delivery of metric information for customer files.
  • Escalate and route issues associated with customer files for resolution.
  • Apply policies, procedures and best practices including time tracking, change management, source code management and project management.
  • Participate in the analysis of requirements and resulting design activities for moderately complex business applications in the context of the full software development lifecycle.
  • Design management information reports, tools, and systems.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree from a two-year college or technical school or equivalent combination of education and/or work related experience. Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred.
  • Server Operating System Administration, Engineer certification, or completion of classes toward applicable certifications preferred.
  • At least three years of experience with network administration and user support.
  • 2 to 5 years of experience in production operations and customer support for large programs with initiative in process improvement.
  • Effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills, including formal presentations skills for management and technical audiences.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Experience with file transfer tools like Connect Direct
  • Project management skills to include organization, planning and execution.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of file transfer protocols and standards (FTP, SFTP, etc.).
  • Proven analytical and problem solving abilities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Experience with database systems and data intensive projects preferred.
  • Ability to multi-task while following issues through to completion.
  • Self-starter with strong initiative and organization skills.
  • Will require routine on-call rotation assignments involving evening and weekend support.

 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Unix/Linux experience
  • Experience with Informatica or related ETL toolScripting experience (Perl, Python, shell scripting, Java)
  • Working experience with BMC Control-M and/or CRON job schedulers a plus
  • Troubleshooting skills with file transfer tools (e.g,, Connect Direct)
  • Experience with Remedy, JIRA, Confluence, and Subversion preferred.
  • Experience with SQL
  • Experience with AppDynamics or similar tools
  • Experience with technology in the cloud
  • ITIL certification or experience

 United States citizenship is required for this position.

C++ Developer Shawnee Mission, KS 8854

Job Summary: Advantage Tech is seeking a C++ Developer with excellent work ethic who are prepared to develop and maintain software solutions for modern pharmacy workflows and information exchange.

 

Scope of the Role:

•Develops moderate to complex software in C++ with MFC encompassing: services and service layer, service integration to UI and data, UI components, and interaction between application layer and database layer

•Analyzes legacy code to understand dependencies and make modifications without introducing unintended side effects

•Utilizes software engineering tools such as configuration management systems, build processes, debuggers, emulators, and simulators in the software development process

•Collaborates and adds value through participation in peer code reviews, and providing comments and suggestions 

•Provides reliable solutions to a variety of problems using sound problem solving techniques 

•Performs technical root cause analysis and proposes multiple options for solutions to given problems 

•Estimates level of effort, evaluates new options of similar technology, and offers suggestions to improve processes

•Works and functions effectively as a member of a team or small group – in particular, participation in Agile-based teams for development of client-server applications including design, programming, testing, implementation, and maintenance

Education and Experience Requirements:

•B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or a related field (or equivalent work experience)

•Experience with Windows Desktop Applications using C++

•Experience creating graphical user interfaces (GUI) 

•Experience with Windows Services and Windows Security

•Experience with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and higher

•Experience with SQL Server 2008 R2 and higher

Attributes Desired:

•Good verbal and written communication skills with Agile team members including scrum masters and product owners

Preferred Skills:

•Must be able to read manuals, technical whitepapers, requirements documents, etc., and deliver development solutions that meet quality assurance standards

•Familiarity with object oriented principles and able to understand systems using proven architecture patterns/practices

SQL Developer Kansas City, MO 8853

Advantage Tech is looking for a SQL Data Warehouse Developer for our Kansas City Missouri Client. This is a new position that is being added to a great IT department. 

The SQL Server Developer will be responsible for taking requirements and creating reports and/or data extracts.  They will use Management Studio, SSRS, and SSIS.  The person may receive T-SQL code to review, optimize, test, and implement or they may receive written/verbal requirements in order to create the T-SQL code from scratch.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop reports in SQL Server Reporting Services.
  • Design, Develop and Deploy SSIS Packages.
  • Identify and write best possible code in case of new deployments or when enhancing code.
  • Analyze complex data problems/designs and recommend and implement effective solutions.
  • Optimize current and new SQL processes.
  • Document processes and technical configurations.
  • Provide Change Management support, including reviewing/approving and implementing changes that affect databases.
  • Work with all levels of development from analysis through implementation and support.
  • Interact with report owners to establish/clarify their requirements and develop reports.
  • Resolve end user reporting problems.

 

Required Skills:

  • Expert in SQL Server 2008/2014.
  • Self-starter and highly motivated.
  • Expert in troubleshooting and resolving data issues.
  • Expert in writing T-SQL.
  • Proficient with database architecture and modeling.
  • Proficient with SSIS and SSRS.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with data warehouse desirable.
  • Insurance and/or financial industry experience desirable.
  • Biztalk experience desirable.

 

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

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

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Transmission Planning Engineer Kansas City, MO 8852

Advantage Tech is looking for a Transmission Planning Engineer.

The position will be required to:
Perform steady-state, transient stability, and short circuit analysis to comply with NERC reliability standards, including, but not limited to, TPL-001, FAC-002, EOP-005, and CIP-014.
•Perform analysis to determine transmission impacts of potential generator additions or retirements and identify potential transmission solutions to minimize those impacts.
•Assist in implementation of new facility rating methodology.
•Knowledge of electric transmission systems and transmission system planning processes.
•Experience with power system planning and operations; voltage analysis; NERC, FERC, and Southwest Power Pool requirements, policies and procedures; production costing; risk assessment techniques; TPL compliance; generator interconnection; and harmonics analysis.

This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited university (ABET) and at least 3 years of electric utility experience. Basic computer skills (MS Windows, Word, Outlook, Excel, internet) Strong computer skills using industry software such as PSS/E and PromodStrong communication skills (both verbal and written) and presentation skills. Ability to work as part of a team and collaboratively with other groups as well as customers. Must possess a valid driver's license Must have high regard for working safely and take responsibility for ensuring others work safely as well.

Project Manager Kansas City, MO 8851

Advantage Tech is looking for a Project Manager for our Kansas City, MO Client. 

This position is responsible for execution of one or more Strategic Enterprise Projects. Responsible for successful management of a project including executive communication, financial tracking, risk management, schedule interdependency management, and leadership of the team. Ability to translate strategy into value delivery for each project. Also provides coaching and mentoring to junior level Project Managers on EPMO methodology, standards and procedures.

-Responsible for delivery on complex projects. Ensure that the project meets outlined objectives and deliverables.

-Ensure that the project adhere to time, budget, and project milestones within agreed to tolerances. Manage tradeoffs between scope, schedule, quality and budget. Monitor and control the progress of the project at strategic and operational level.

-Summarize project status and establish a project schedule and milestones. Monitor and control the progress of the project.

-Develop and fulfill project 's strategy and enable the realization of the project 's benefits

-Communicate effectively to senior executive management. Lead conversations to establish strategy for a project and then manage and update progress. Liaise with project sponsors, customers, vendors or partners. Adjust communication style based on participants, media, and nature of project

-Create and manage project budget and approve project expenditures. Track expected versus actual expenditures and provides budget reports to Manager of EPMO and Senior or Executive Management when required.

-Demonstrate advanced risk management techniques including active mitigation plans for project. Prioritize project issues and then proactively drive issues to closure.

-Ensure that all required deliverables that adhere to the SDLC and PLC are completed and approved.

-Escalate issue and resource constraints that impact project plans

-Articulate the value of a project and track the benefits realized. Perform cost/benefit analysis.

-Review project schedules and identify interdependencies. Create integrated project view and identify critical path.

-Review contracts and statements of work from vendors and partners. Manage and deliver the required products for each project, phase, or stage of a project based on that project's work plan. Obtain sign off from project sponsor on deliverables and project completion.

-Ensure quality is achieved as planned. Enable quality assurance and quality control as appropriate.

-Gather key information from project managers to understand various project status, milestones, and schedules

-Obtain, direct, motivate and manage people; and manage the work and resources involved.

-Escalate decisions and unresolved issues to the next level of management. Communicate, facilitate and manage resolution to complex issues and challenging situations and personnel.

-Make recommendations to improve methodologies, processes and templates.
 

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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Software Developer Kansas City, MO 8850

Advantage Tech is seeking a Software Developer for an awesome client in the Kansas City area. 

Job Summary:

This individual will be part of Business Intelligence, Analytics, & Data Integration team responsible for advancing business capabilities in the area of information management.  The primary responsibility of this role is to provide Business Objects (BO) development and support, with some potential to engage in Tableau development and support.  Projects will range in duration and complexity, and will require direct consultation with multiple customers, data engineers, and system administrators.

 

 Key Activities:

  • Work with business lines to develop, enhance and maintain BO universes and reports in accordance with requirements.
  • Participate in and potentially coordinate testing activities related to upgrades, migrations, and business resumption testing.
  • Create statements of work and level of effort estimates for new projects.
  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously of varying size and complexity.
  • Troubleshoot report failures and production issues, escalating to system administrators when appropriate.

Qualifications:

  • At least two years experience with SAP Business Objects preferred (version 4.x).
  • Knowledgeable of data modeling principles and how those are applied in BO universe development.
  • Moderate skill with query languages such as SQL required.
  • Some experience with Tableau Server and Tableau Desktop preferred.
  • Strong multi-tasking, customer service, and communication skills, including the ability to explain technical concepts to end-users via formal presentations and informal coaching/consultation.
  • Strong organization and time management skills required.
  • 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. 

May require some weekend or evening hours.

This position has additional screening requirements due to the information accessed while performing 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 include, education/employment verification, criminal history, credit history, and reference checks.

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.
PC Technician Liberty, MO 8848

Advantage Tech is looking for a PC Technician. 

Job Summary:

Under general supervision this position responds to, resolves and tracks daily technical problems. These problems may involve PCs, Laptops, PDA’s, printers, e-mail, voicemail, modems, desktop applications and web applications. The incumbent provides technical skill and customer service particularly with remote users via phone and emails. This position coordinates with other Information Technology personnel to troubleshoot and resolve problems.

 

Systems Analyst Lawrence, KS 8847

IT Systems Analyst

Role Description
We are seeking a talented and motivated individual to become an integral part of our IT team. The Systems Analyst requires an individual with the capacity to decompose our current stack of applications, identify opportunities for improved user experience and efficiencies while working hand in hand with our users.
The ability to develop integration designs and documentation for technology solutions supported internally or by a third-party vendor is a must. Design documentation includes Scope, FSD’s, flowcharts, object modeling, and wireframing UI concepts. The candidate must be comfortable creating well-structured project plans, engaging with customers/vendors/consultants as needed and driving projects to completion on time and within budget. Must possess a high level of organization to streamline project tracking and creating organic efficiencies.

This role also requires an individual with a development background to bridge the gap between technology and business. Additionally, a very strong analytical skillset is imperative to develop a deep understanding of current and future technology investments; to drive innovation. Though development is not the primary focus of this role, we may need you to roll up your sleeves and develop scripts leveraging our middleware solution or extract data from our array of databases using SQL and ETL scripting.

Our client provides a data conduit to our users via Dimensional Insight’s Business Intelligence Solution, better known as Diver. The System Analyst must possess the ability to become the subject matter expert for designing data cubes/objects, understanding how to define and create impactful KPIs, and disseminate this information by generation vibrant reports, dashboards, and mobile design interfaces.

Lastly, this role will work closely with our Help Desk team; providing assistance troubleshooting issues and answering escalated questions.

Key Responsibilities
• Lead meetings related to application focused discussions to review and gather information regarding gaps in business requirements, compile and breakdown those requirements, and determine approach to fulfill those requirements leveraging existing technology investments or pursuing new ones.
• Manage vendors/consultants targeting excellent value for their time and results.
• Understand our business solutions and each integration point to appropriately diagnose and expediently support our business users.
• Lead and/or assist in training our users in adapting to software improvements or learn how to use entirely new solutions. Create training plans and class room documentation to guide the training session succinctly and within the allocated time window.
• Assist with system upgrades by engaging with vendors and services, creating and executing against a detailed project plan and conducting several iterations of testing before promoting changes to minimize impacts to end users.
• Steer internal discussions to prioritize software enhancements and software projects.
• Adhere to current documentation methodologies and contributes to existing knowledgebase.
• Share thoughts openly with team in a constructive and conducive manner.
• Protect the organization’s value and integrity by keeping ALL company and personnel information strictly confidential.
• Field calls and resolve issues outside normal work hours should they occur.

Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in CIS, Computer Science, MIS or related field of study, or equivalent work experience (4+ years)
• Mid-Level development background in main stream language (i.e. C#, Java, RPG ILE, C++)
• Experience using Integrated Design Environment
• Knowledge of relational database concepts
• MS SQL experience for ETL scripting using MS SQL Server Management Studio
• Basic understanding of Website Management
    o IIS/Apache
    o SSL / Cert registration
• Understanding of integration technologies and techniques
    o API/Web Services
    o XML/Delimited Files
    o FTP/sFTP
• Experience using software application such as Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Visio
• Understanding and experience in:
    o Enterprise Solution / Route Accounting Software (RAS)
    o Business Intelligence Systems
    o Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)
    o Mobile Solutions
• Experience using iOS devices and applications, MDM is a plus
• Ability to see the bigger picture and conversely break down overall projects into detailed steps for execution
• Support business users with a positive and approachable manner and possess solid communication skills
• Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
• Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy
• Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills
Personal Characteristics
• Adaptability to change and able to manage competing demands. Demonstrate a sense of urgency and reliability.
• Self-confidence and a professional demeanor. Must be a self-starter with a strong work ethic who takes the initiative to get things done.
• Must be organized, self-motivated, adaptable and have a strong desire to embrace and drive change.
• Positive attitude towards daily work, team members, and customers.
• Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.

Compensation
Candidate will receive a market-competitive salary depending on candidate criteria and commensurate with role and responsibilities within the organization. Comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, 401k, etc.) and tuition reimbursement are also provided. offers this full benefits package in addition to a fun, interactive working environment.

 

HelpDesk Olathe, Kansas 8844

Advantage Tech is looking for a Help Desk Support for our client in the Lenexa, KS area.

General Responsibilities:
Provides proactive, high level of customer service to employees on a variety of technical and support issues including or involving the following but not limited to: personal computer systems, operating systems, LAN/WAN, printers and application software. Responds to employee queries, runs diagnostic programs, installs hardware and software, isolates problems and determines/implements solution.
 
Essential Role and Responsibilities:
 

  • Respond proactively to telephone calls and emails sent to the Help Desk system as the first level of assistance.
  • Open and/or close work orders (via Help Desk software) on each call received.
  • Escalate problems and requests as necessary to ensure positive resolution.
  • Conduct research on relatively simple issues and escalates issues that cannot be resolved in fifteen minutes to either a more senior Help Desk level or level two support.
  • Create, modify and/or delete user accounts per Company policy and update appropriate documentation (e.g. account termination spreadsheet).
  • Guide end users through troubleshooting procedures to restore technical service
  • Re-image workstations and laptops (using current image software) when required.
  • Accurately document user issues and troubleshooting steps, test results and resolution information within incidents and service requests
  • Maintain an increasing level of proficiency in hardware, software, networking and other technologies supported by the IT Dept.
  • Participate in company technology projects as needed.
  • Maintain an accurate, timely record of hours spent on Work Orders and projects in time and accounting systems.
  • Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects.  Participate in pre-task planning.  Report any safety issues or concerns to management.
  • Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.

 
Requirements:
 

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Up to one year help desk related experience.
  • Associate’s degree in Information Systems or related field preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft operating systems at the level used in the corporation as well as desktop and laptop hardware.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite of products at the level used in the corporation.
  • Experience with Microsoft Lync phone system
  • Experience with Microsoft Exchange
  • Knowledge of Client PC connectivity, e.g., Ethernet, TCP/IP, LAN/WAN and VPN
  • Knowledge and understanding of Active Directory at the level used in the corporation.
  • Knowledge and understanding of mobile devices, e.g., iOS, Android phones and tablets.
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.

 

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

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

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Senior Oracle ERP App Developer Olathe, Kansas 8843

Advantage Tech is looking for a Seniot Oracle ERP Application Developer for our Olathe, KS Client.  

General Responsibilities:
Responsible for the development and maintenance of Oracle E-Business Suite applications. Design, code, test and debug new and existing ERP application enhancements. Perform maintenance to developed and supported ERP applications. Create and/or update documentation that benefits end-users (e.g. how-to manuals) and/or other IT personnel (e.g. program documentation and IT processes). May analyze business requirements and provide recommendations for IT solutions. Participate in company technology projects as needed.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Program and test enhancements to ERP applications including, but not limited to modules such as Human Resources, Benefits, Learning Management, Projects, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger, Purchasing, and iProcurement.
  • Perform routine maintenance to ERP applications.
  • Conduct analysis of current applications to help provide solutions for necessary enhancements and maintenance.
  • Create and/or update documentation that benefits end-users (e.g. how-to manuals) and/or other IT personnel (e.g. program documentation and IT processes).
  • Design and develop applications that utilize Software Development Life Process (SDLC).
  • Serve as a technical resource for other programmers.
  • Develop new applications.
  • Conduct research of new technologies.
  • Conduct research to answer technical questions that arise.
  • Develop specifications for project work if necessary.
  • Develop project estimates.
  • Recommend solutions.
  • Utilize appropriate project management techniques to ensure that projects are performed within budget and on time.
  • Respond quickly to application errors.
  • Maintain a high and increasing level of proficiency in software and other technologies supported by the IT Dept.
  • Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.
  • Maintain quality standards on all projects.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field and 6 years’ experience. Or, in lieu of a degree, a minimum of 10 years’ experience.
  • At least six years’ experience developing ERP applications.
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.
  • Possess skills in:
    • Oracle Developer Suite (Forms and Reports)
    • Oracle E-Business Suite (including, but not limited to modules such as Human Resources, Benefits, Learning Management, Projects, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger, Purchasing, and iProcurement)
    • Oracle PL/SQL
    • Oracle Workflow Builder
    • Python for API
    • Functional knowledge of two or more Oracle E-Business Suite modules

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 Omaha, NE 8842

Are you looking for a new home where you can be a part of some cool stuff?  Company is building out a new team and need your expertise!

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
  • LogicApps, Azure WebJobs, Azure Funtions, Azure API Management, ASP.NET Web API, ODataV4, Data Lake, HDFS, WebHDFS, AzureSql, CosmosDB
  • Experience with HTML5, CSS, JavaScript
  • Experience with Web Services
  • Experience with database design and programming preferred.
  • Hosting application using the Azure ecosystem
  • Experience with Design patterns, SOA design & web service development
  • Strong understanding of emerging technologies, standards, and best practices for .NET development.
  • Experience with UX and User Centric Design (UCD)
  • Must be able to work in a complex, dynamic team environment with minimal supervision and possess good organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.
  • Some travel may be required.
Lead Software Engineer – .Net Omaha, NE 8841

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Developer Topeka, KS 8840

Advantage Tech is looking for a .NET/SQL Developer.

– 4+ years of C# experience

– 3+ yrs. of experience with MS SQL, SSIS, T-SQL, stored procedures and query optimization

3+ yrs. experience developing rich internet applications using JavaScript, CSS and HTML

Table manipulation; creation, population, and usage of all types of tables, including in-memory temp tables.

Ability to efficiently create and use stored procedures and functions.

Fundamental understanding of cursors and how to use them.

Data type manipulation, conversion, and formatting.

 

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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SQA Engineer Kansas City, MO 8836

Job Summary:

Advantage Tech is seeking an experienced Software Quality Assurance Engineer professional to develop, support and deliver automated testing strategies and solutions for large-scale applications. This role requires collaborating with geographically dispersed 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:

• Solution Class: Enterprise/Complex.

• Problem Solving and Business Acumen: Advanced.

• Operational Demand and Travel: Modest.

• Contributor in the analysis, design, and implementation of enterprise solutions for the organization’s most strategic and complex application delivery projects. Active participant on complex and diverse technical teams through all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), including post-implementation support and maintenance. • Technical Expertise: Proficient.

• Leadership: Novice-to-Proficient.

• Mentoring : Proficient.

• Self-Sufficiency: Minimal Oversight.

• Relationship Management: Proficient.

• Project Management: Novice.

• Collaboration and Teamwork: Proficient.

• Problem Solving/Creativity: Proficient.

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; with some experience in enterprise-class solutions.

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

• Demonstrated ability to adapt and learn new technologies.

• Fundamental project management skills.

• Developing oral and written communication skills. 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 Technical Skills: 

•  4+years experience with Selenium (webdriver).

•  4+ years experience programming in object-oriented language, Java would be preferred language.

•  At least six years of direct experience as a software quality assurance analyst or engineer working on major application integration and/or major product releases

•  Experience working with TestNG, Junit, NUnit.

•  Experience working with Excel and Apache POI.

•  Experience working with data-driven and keyword driven testing frameworks.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

•  Experience using BitBucket/Git, Maven, and/or Integrated Development Environment tools like: Eclipse, IntelliJ, or Microsoft Visual Studio.

•  Advanced experience in developing and executing SQL statements for testing and validation.

•  Strong 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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Systems Administrator Lee's Summit, MO 8835

Advantage Tech is looking for a Systems Administrator:

Job description:

Provides 3rd level support for systems architecture and delivery issues and participates in projects. Performs complex troubleshooting and problem resolution including proactive investigation of current issues. Serves as solutions delivery project lead. Designs and builds custom tools or integrations to meet business requirements. Works on assignments that are complex in nature. Coordinates installation maintenance upgrades and tuning of systems and databases. Maintains enterprise systems and database standards and procedures. Independently prepares and maintains technical documentation to assist with ongoing operation maintenance and development of systems. Known as a SME for technology tools products and or processes. Maintains certifications as appropriate. Works with vendors as needed on technical requests. Provides guidance and training for and mentors junior staff. Demonstrates working knowledge and utilization of Process Improvement change management. Bachelors degree in IS or a similar field or comparable work experience required.

Here are some key experience and qualities:

  • Customer focus and ability to work with a team is key.
  • Prefer someone that has worked in a small to mid size organizations so they have a complete view of many technologies and applications.
  • At least 5 years of experience with building and supporting servers and applications. All of the applications that we have targeted for this resource to support are based on Windows servers with SQL databases.
  • Enjoys solving business problems by providing technology solutions that allow users to do their work faster, more efficient and with a more reliable experience.

 

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

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

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Project Manager Olathe, Kansas 8834

Advantage Tech is looking for a Project Manager for our Olathe KS Client.

We are looking for a Project Manager to lead a Coupa implementation.  We will be implementing a full Procure to Pay solution starting December 16, 2019 and taking approximately six months.  We do have an implementation partner, but do not have someone internally available to project manage our internal tasks.  We are looking for a project manager, but if they have any procure to pay implementation experience or Coupa experience that would be preferred. 

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

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

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QA TESTER – 1 year CONTRACT Omaha, NE 8833

One year contract!  Immediate interview!

Job Summary:

 The client is seeking an experienced Software Quality Assurance professional to develop, support and deliver testing strategies and solutions for large-scale applications. This role requires gathering and analyzing data including the review of systems requirements to write test plans and scripts, track and facilitate defect resolution, and apply analytical problem solving skills by collaborating with business and technical staff throughout the testing process. 

Key Activities: 

  • Develops and applies quality assurance testing practices and measures for moderately complex software throughout the development/product lifecycle in alignment with System, and department, and industry standards.
  • Contributes to the SQA strategy development and planning by preparing and delivering reports, recommendations, and implementation plans that address areas for quality improvement.
  • Participates in meetings to communicate progress as well as updates and recommendations to help facilitate issue resolution.
  • Cultivates and shares knowledge of quality assurance best practices.Collaborates with the development and configuration management teams to coordinate the timing and validation of deployments of software releases to the test environments.

Qualifications: 

  • Associate’s or an equivalent combination of education and/or directly related work experience required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Software quality assurance certification from an industry recognized organization such as the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®) or QAI Global Institute preferred.
  • Four years of direct experience as a tester for an application integration and/or application product release required.
  • Intermediate understanding and application of Quality Assurance best practices and methodologies.
  • Intermediate experience in writing test plans and test cases.
  • Intermediate knowledge, understanding and experience working with written requirements, including use cases and supplementary specifications.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with age-graphically dispersed team in a cross functional environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, dynamic environment and prioritize workload and deliverables within schedule constraints to deliver results.

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ACH Modernization Performance Architect Kansas City, MO 8830

 

Job Summary:

The individual will be responsible for providing an assessment of the IBM Financial Transaction Manager (FTM) based ACH solution to the potential of encountering a degraded or inoperable state of processing as a result of interactions to the FTM Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) database. The successful Performance Architect will have demonstrated the ability to support performance test life cycle activities associated with complex, large scale, FTM integration projects involving automated performance testing. Candidate must possess a track record of being an effective and creative team member in a fast-paced, dynamic environment creating complex software applications while being a strong contributor to a diverse range of projects.

 

Key Activities:

• Architects and designs technical architectures of varying complexity, technologies, and size. Leverages industry and organizational standards, patterns and best practices to   develop architectures that fulfill business strategies. As the owner of the architecture, orchestrates the implementation of proposed solutions on small and medium sized   projects, leveraging the appropriate IT service providers in the fulfillment of the architecture
• Partners with business stakeholders to confirm understanding of business drivers and strategy, and proposes the appropriate technical options to meet these needs.   Effectively leverages appropriate design tradeoffs and cost/benefit analysis during this process.
• Establishes and fosters strong relationships with a broad audience of customers, service providers, vendor partners, technical peers and management. Is respected as an     authoritative source on a narrowly defined technical domain, but remains generally knowledgeable regarding broad industry segments. Provides mentorship to local development    staff.
• Will work on end to end performance test projects in an IBM AIX environment.
• Will be defining, building and implementing performance testing strategy, approach and framework.
• Partner with client Development and client National IT (NIT) Performance teams to comply with FRS standards.
• Analyze current test performance practices, techniques and tools, and recommend improvement in test performance practices, techniques and tools.
• Will work closely with business experts to identify test data and architecture for designing work load models.
• Will design performance test scenarios and analyze Performance test metrics and make improvement recommendations. 

 

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an information technology field, or an equivalent combination of-related education and work experience.
• At least six to eight years of progressive information technology experience directly related to architecture/engineering, information security, other specialized technology field.
• Familiarity with Industry and software development methodologies, standards and architecture frameworks.

 

Preferred skills:
• At least ten years of progressive information technology experience directly related to enterprise software development and architecture/engineering, with at least five     years specific expertise in Performance Testing.
• Have excellent organizational, project management and problem-solving skills.
• Have excellent initiative, innovative thinking skills, and the ability to analyze details and adopt a big-picture view.
• Have excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Have the ability to explain complex technical information to technical and non-technical contacts.
• Be able to effectively build relationships, promote a collaborative team environment, and positively influence others.
• Have the ability to analyze AIX performance data gathered by NMON, Optum and Dynatrace, or similar tooling.
• Have experience with performance testing tools like Load Runner, HP ALM
• Have experience performance testing FTM as well as post-test analysis, reporting and problem remediation.
• Have expertise in performance test plan creation, test script creation, load model generation.
• Possess experience with ACH business and application (preferred).
• Java development knowledge is a plus.

 

Agile Practice Manager Kansas City, MO 8828

 

Advantage Tech is looking for an Agile Practice Manager for our Kansas City, MO client. 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Primary Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Works closely with IT leadership and product champions to establish or improve their Agile practice across the enterprise.
  • Is dedicated and focused on continuously improving scrum teams to drive higher productivity.
  • Leverages the Agile Scrum community to bring best practices and techniques to the organization.
  • Serves as a servant leader to bridge gaps between development team, product champions and stakeholders.
  • Is an Agile Scrum tool expert and go-to person allowing teams to focus on deliverables rather than administration.
  • Protects teams from complacency through continuous team involvement, coaching, and guidance.
  • Measure and report key metrics showing effectiveness of the Agile practice and areas needing improvement.
  • Organize and facilitate daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other Scrum-related activities.
  • Coach and guide Agile development teams in effective Agile delivery throughout all ceremonies and practices.
  • Enforce the rules of Scrum, removing impediments from teams while promoting self-directed teams focused on constantly improving their standards of work.
  • Communicate current status of enterprise Agile adoption with senior management and Agile practitioners throughout the Agile transformation process.
  • Ensure the development teams are practicing the core Agile principles including collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, visibility, and continuous improvement.
  • Maintain Agile process documentation.
  • Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution within the Agile practice.
  • Research Agile best practices and techniques and bring them to the organization.
  • Train key individuals throughout the organization on Agile scrum for better enterprise adoption and overall practice execution.

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Minimum Education & Experience Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or 4 years of additional experience in lieu of degree
  • Certified scrum master certification
  • 4 years of experience as a scrum master, scrum coach or enterprise scrum practice trainer
  • Experience implementing and improving agile practices throughout an organization
  • Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle

 

Preferred Education & Experience Qualifications

  • Certified scrum trainer certification or equivalent work experience
  • Experience training scrum teams, stakeholders and organizational leaders on Agile practices
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure DevOps

 

Technical Skills & Competencies

  • Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion
  • Strong communication skills to all levels of the organization
  • Conflict resolution
  • Change agent

 

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

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

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QA Analyst Kansas City, MO 8827

 

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

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

The Quality Assurance (QA) department develops and establishes quality assurance standards and measures for the information technology services within the company. As a department it is challenged to apply best practices and innovative technology to stakeholder and business issues to find solutions that maximize investment value.

The IT QA Analyst assures and validates that software tools and applications developed by the company functions as specified and meets or exceeds requirements and expectations of end-use customers. These customers include both internal and external users. The Analyst also utilizes regression techniques in research and studies to assist with ongoing projects.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Writes test plans and scripts for tracking defects and fixes in product development, software application development, information systems, and operations systems
  • Participates in formal Unit and/or Integration as assigned by management or required by project
  • Provides technical support to internal and external customers
  • Communicates clearly in both written and verbal communications specific test results and any appropriate actions suggested
  • Leads and advises others in testing for specific project or application as assigned by management
  • Proactively researches, learns, and applies new testing technology and/or methods to solve assigned tasks

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Minimum Education & Experience Qualifications

  • Associates degree or 2 years of additional relevant experience in lieu of degree
  • 5 years of Software Quality Assurance experience
  • 2 years of experience writing technical documentation for software projects
  • 2 years of experience writing scripts for automated software testing tools

 

Preferred Education & Experience Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 7+ years of software quality assurance experience
  • 5+ years of experience writing technical documentation for software projects
  • 5+ years of experience writing scripts for automated software testing tools

 

Technical Skills & Competencies

  • Customer focus
  • Action oriented
  • Listening
  • Career ambition
  • Learning on the fly
  • Time management
  • Problem solving
  • Technical learning
  • Functional/Technical skills
  • Written communications

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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Computer Operator Topeka, KS 8822

Advantage Tech is looking for a Computer Operator.

 

Summary of Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring batch jobs and responding to job failures/abnormalities. Ensuring minimal downtime of daily batch jobs. Addressing job failures/anomalies as instructed in the knowledge base and/or communicating abnormalities to relevant on-call parties.
  • Creating and documenting various incidents and communicating info about incidents to relevant parties
  • Monitoring server health and responding to various alerts for servers/applications/middleware as instructed in knowledge base documentation
  • Providing technical support via phone after normal business hours and as needed during the business day.
  • Network security monitoring primarily outside normal business hours. Responsibilities include, but not limited to network security analysis, monitoring and incident response.
  • Monitoring the health of the network, performing initial triage, coordinating with different parties, and dispatch and provide break/fix action to resolve network events and issues reported via alarming tools or by customers
  • Clear and professional communication with numerous individuals both inside and outside the company

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Security+ and/or Net+ certifications preferred
  • 1-2 years in technical support, NOC and/or SOC experience strongly preferred
  • HS diploma required, bachelor’s degree in IT related field of study preferred

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Required:

  • Multitasking and ability to work well in high-pressure situations
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • willingness to learn new technical skills and adapt to changes in job role as needs of the company dictate

·Intermediate knowledge of MS Office applications

·Scripting experience a plus, especially Powershell scripting

·Experience with Systems enterprise monitoring tools (server monitoring, endpoint monitoring, IDS/IPS, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems)

·Familiarity with the principals of network and endpoint security, current threat and attack trends, and have a working knowledge of security principals such as defense in depth.

·Willing and able to work non-standard work shifts, including evenings, overnight, holidays, and weekends

·Self-motivated; able to work both independently to complete tasks and respond to department requests

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present ideas and suggestions clearly and effectively.
Developer Analyst Overland Park, KS 8821

Advantage Tech is seeking an Application Developer for one of our clients in the Overland Park area. 

POSITION PURPOSE:  The Application Developer is responsible for designing and developing system solutions to meet various business needs for both internal and external customers.  Additionally, the incumbent will perform analyst support as required.   

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop full-stack solutions for internal and external projects using
    • Service-Oriented Architecture based on Microsoft .NET Core 3.0, Microsoft .NET Framework, C#, REST, Web API, Windows Services
    • Front-End User Interfaces and tools based on Vue.js, AngularJS, JavaScript, and NodeJS
    • Databases built in SQL Server, Oracle, and MySQL
  • Develop reporting solutions based off SSIS, Crystal Reports, Tableau, Excel, Word, and .NET Framework tools
  • Participate and contribute in some or all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) on a project by project basis
    • Work with internal and/or external users to interpret and participate in the defining and validating the detailed business requirements for the project.
    • Participate and/or lead an application design process to meet the requirements
    • Develop services, applications, and web sites to meet the design specifications based on user interface screens, reports, and business requirements as required
    • Perform system tests to ensure programs/modules perform as expected
    • Develop detailed and thorough documentation as required
    • Meet all deadlines throughout the process
  • Assist in maintaining legacy systems written in ASP.Net and Microsoft MVC 5
  • Provide support and enhancements to existing production applications in a timely and accurate manner
  • Create scripts and processes to automate load processes for eligibility, drug database updates, NPI files, etc.
  • Other related duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Data Processing, Engineering or Math, or
  • Graduation from a software development bootcamp such as Centriq or KU Bootcamp
  • Comparable experience in software development using relevant programming languages such as JavaScript, C#, and SQL

 

 

 

Preferred Knowledge

  • Understanding of front-end development technologies and principles including JavaScript, HTML5, LESS/CSS, Bootstrap, leveraging REST APIs, and push notifications
  • Understanding of back-end development technologies and principles including REST services, SOAP services, Web API, micro-ORMs, and .NET Core
  • Demonstrated understanding of SOLID, DRY, Design Patterns, and industry best practices for front-end mobile work and back-end server work
  • Understanding of relational databases and programming – connectivity, querying, and designing for SQL Server, MySQL, and Oracle
  • Visual design skills for mobile front-end development work
  • Highly motivated, self-starter with a strong sense of duty

 

 

EXPERIENCE:

Language Ability

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

 

Math Ability

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts.

 

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or scheduled form.

 

Computer Skills

  • Word, Access, Excel, Database software, E-mail and Internet

 

Other

 

  • Detail oriented and process driven.
  • Ability to extract information from relational databases to perform reporting functions.
  • Knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with all levels and disciplines of management and staff.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to troubleshoot programs, code, queries and reports.
  • Highly organized and efficient with the ability to multitask
  • Adept at both working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Must be flexible to respond to unexpected changes in work load, emergencies and priority situations.
  • Able to deal with stressful situations involving problems with multiple variables in a wide range of situations

 

 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Includes a typical office environment, with minimal exposure to excessive noise or adverse environmental issues.  Some positions may require travel.  Mode of travel would normally be by car or airplane.  Some positions may include a call center environment, in which case there would be exposure to excessive noise.

 

Physical Requirements

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

 

While performing the duties of this job, the individual is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The individual is occasionally required to stand, walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The vision requirements include:  close vision.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support Specialist – Remote Denver Denver, CO 8820

Join this once in a lifetime opportunity with a remote position taking calls regarding technical applications.  Huge Growth opportunity!  Prefer Remote in the Denver area!

Responsibilities:  

  • Provide first-level support for reported issues with our applications, including analyzing issue reports from end users and responding in a helpful and timely manner
  • Enter and organize information in the back-end of our applications to ensure schools and individual users are provisioned to use the app
  • Train our internal trainers and end-users on new application features to ensure new and updated features are adopted successfully
  • Create training documentation (articles and videos) in our Help Center, to introduce and explain our apps to end-users for self-service support
  • Test application features to ensure up-to-date understanding of application functionality

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-2 years experience supporting a software product (preferably web application).

Preferred

  • Familiarity with Android OS, Amazon’s Fire OS, and Chrome and Firefox browsers
  • Some familiarity with mobile and web software development processes

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Sr QA Analyst Omaha, NE 8819

Are you looking for a long term career to call home?  This opportunity will be rewarding and allow you a long term career path.  

Job Summary:

 The client is seeking an experienced Software Quality Assurance professional to develop, support and deliver testing strategies and solutions for large-scale applications. This role requires gathering and analyzing data including the review of systems requirements to write test plans and scripts, track and facilitate defect resolution, and apply analytical problem solving skills by collaborating with business and technical staff throughout the testing process. 

Key Activities: 

  • Develops and applies quality assurance testing practices and measures for moderately complex software throughout the development/product lifecycle in alignment with System, and department, and industry standards.
  • Contributes to the SQA strategy development and planning by preparing and delivering reports, recommendations, and implementation plans that address areas for quality improvement.
  • Participates in meetings to communicate progress as well as updates and recommendations to help facilitate issue resolution.
  • Cultivates and shares knowledge of quality assurance best practices.Collaborates with the development and configuration management teams to coordinate the timing and validation of deployments of software releases to the test environments.

Qualifications: 

  • Associate’s or an equivalent combination of education and/or directly related work experience required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Software quality assurance certification from an industry recognized organization such as the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®) or QAI Global Institute preferred.
  • Four years of direct experience as a tester for an application integration and/or application product release required.
  • Intermediate understanding and application of Quality Assurance best practices and methodologies.
  • Intermediate experience in writing test plans and test cases.
  • Intermediate knowledge, understanding and experience working with written requirements, including use cases and supplementary specifications.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with age-graphically dispersed team in a cross functional environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, dynamic environment and prioritize workload and deliverables within schedule constraints to deliver results.

Reach out for more info!  #Advantagetech 

Audio/Visual Support Specialist Kansas City, MO 8815

Job Summary:

Advantage Tech has a client whose IT Division is currently seeking candidates for an Audio Visual Support Specialist to support and maintain audio visual technologies. The candidate will be primarily engaged with the technical support and development of production level systems from concept to completion

 

Key Activities:

Sets up audio-visual equipment, including microphones, projection equipment, digital displays, and other technical industry equipment.  Equalizes and maintains audio-visual equipment during the course of events by operating equipment and making adjustments (e.g. sound) as needed to ensure appropriate quality.  Manages and supports installed audio-visual and video conference equipment by changing settings, positioning, inventory acquisition and/or replacement, etc.  Provides basic streaming and production capability for events.  Performs novice technical programming of industry equipment to integrate into new and existing equipment and technical systems, including modifying existing vendor code.  Builds and installs audio-visual and video conference equipment. Identifies potential new equipment and considering implications and applications within the organization.  Participates in audio-visual projects and upgrades by managing customer/vendor relationship; maintaining equipment; monitoring inventory; designing, installing, and programming equipment. Handles technical issues requiring intermediate level understanding of existing and industry leading equipment. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

 

•Associate’s degree in an Audio Visual/Information Technology related field or equivalent combination of education and/or work related technical experience. 

•At least five years of general IT experience, to include installation, support, and troubleshooting equipment; experience with audio-visual systems preferred. 

•Ability to identify and communicate complex technical issues and resolve issues through completion.  General industry standard audio-visual certifications preferred (AVIXA, BiAmp, Crestron Technician). 

•Audio visual system design and installation experience preferred.

•Excellent customer service skills.

•Strong attention to detail and problem solving skills.

•Strong verbal and written communication skills.

•Intermediate novice management skills.

•Must be able to provide after-hours support.

 

Application Developer Kansas City, MO 8813

Advantage Tech is searching for a Application Developer to join their client's team based on the Plaza of Kansas City, Mo.

 

Job Purpose / Objective:

The Application Developer will take over several key projects related to Microsoft Office development. The client uses Office for many of our deliverables and are looking for a member that brings extensive experience of workflows that consist of internal and external groups working in Excel. Solutions can also work with SQL Server and web APIs for handling data. A new area we are looking to explore are BI tools, like PowerBI, to extend our capabilities and insights.

Essential Functions:

  • Participates with the client's SDLC and is knowledgeable of code reviews, repositories, unit and regression testing.
  • Can design re-usable VBA code and organizes code into appropriate structures.
  • Deep understanding of Excel, both at the UI and VBA level.
  • Works with internal staff to create strong business processes.
  • Quickly understands the business issues and data challenges of the client and translates them to specific data requirements.
  • Documents and analyzes system requirements in great detail.
  • Perform process reviews to streamline current implementations.
  • Identifies the client's strengths and weaknesses and suggests areas of improvement.
  • Reviews and edits requirements, specifications, business processes and recommendations related to proposed solution.
  • Develops functional specifications and system design specifications.
  • Ensures issues are identified, tracked, reported on and resolved in a timely manner.
  • Communicates needed changes to development team.
  • Assists in enforcement of project deadlines and schedules.
  • Takes input from supervisor and appropriately and accurately applies comments/feedback.
  • Communicates and applies project standards.
  • Consistently delivers high-quality services.
  • Understands the components of running a fiscally successful project.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
  • 3 years’ of related work experience required; 5 years preferred
  • Extensive experience with Excel and Access
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server
  • Experience with BI tools, PowerBI preferred
  • Experience in gathering requirements
  • Ability to prioritize conflicting demands
  • Must be able to work independently on projects and within a remote team environment
  • Execute assigned projects within established deadlines
  • Maintain effective relationships with business stakeholders and team members
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated and assertive
  • Have ability to travel on occasion based on business needs
Software Development Manager Overland Park, KS 8812

Advantage Tech has an exciting opportunity for a seasoned Software Development manager to join a growing start up. This position is located in Overland Park, KS.

Must Have Skills:  Five plus years of experience in systems development, with at least 3 years’ experience leading and managing teams.  Strong technical knowledge, excellent project management skills, and great communication skills are critical to success in this fast-paced environment.

Relevant job functions & requirements include:

  • Responsible for the over-all systems development life cycle of key products
  • Management and execution against project plans and delivery commitments
  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the engineering team
  • Work closely with the engineers to architect and develop the best technical design and approach
  • Report on status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to management
  • Management of departmental resources, staffing, mentoring, and enhancing/maintaining a best-of-class engineering team

Experience:

  • BS or equivalent experience in Computer Science or other technical field
  • Five plus years’ experience in systems development, including at least 3 years’ experience leading and managing teams
  • Experience working in an agile development environment
  • Prior responsibilities that required communication and coordination across different groups
  • Demonstrated organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Experience with SaaS and developing in big data environments a plus

 

Customer Service Representative Kansas City, MO 8810

Job Summary:

Advantage Tech is seeking a Customer Service Representative to provide first-line response to a high volume of incoming calls from customers. This position requires technical skills to identify and troubleshoot complex technical issues across multiple electronic access platforms.

 

Key Activities:

Utilizes a variety of documented procedures and automated customer support, troubleshooting, and change request tools to research customer issues and provide technical problem solving.

Escalates complex problems to more experienced staff or second-level technicians, as appropriate.

Documents customer interactions into a call logging system for tracking purposes.

Acquires and maintains a general knowledge of electronic access applications and product enhancements.

Educates incoming callers regarding online tools and learning systems to assist the customer in future troubleshooting issues (e.g., self-service options).

Completes adhoc administrative assignments. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

Associates degree from a two-year college or technical school, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

One to three years of customer service experience in a call center or help desk environment required.

One to three years of experience with electronic access products and services preferred

Technical aptitude and knowledge of operating systems, browsers, basic internet navigation, downloading/installing software, and basic networking knowledge.

Intermediate troubleshooting and problem solving skills.

Intermediate to advanced typing skills.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Superior customer service skills for internal and external customers, to include active listening for a positive customer experience.

Good multi-tasking and time management skills.

Ability to work both independently and in cross-functional teams with colleagues in multiple client locations.

Demonstrated ability to understand and apply department standard operating policies and procedures.

Availability to work assigned shift (operational hours are 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday).

Field Technician Peoria, IL 8806

Advantage Tech is searching for a Field Technician to join a client's team based out of Peoria, Ill.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

To provide installation and maintenance support for the client's network. This position is responsible for the installation/provisioning, maintenance, and monitoring of network equipment and services.

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Receive, monitor, analyze, and resolve network problems in a timely manner with minimal oversight.
  • Coordinate and perform new customer installations for wholesale, enterprise, and collocation customers.
  • Provide proper documentation of client’s network (Site Audit’s, and Inventory Databases).
  • Provide installation, test and acceptance of network gear at collocations, POP’s, and microwave sites in the client’s network.
  • Install structure wiring, pull boxes, conduits, and fiber optic cable in addition to pluggable cards and jumpers at the client and customer locations.
  • Work with +24v and -48v power.
  • Support emergency restoration for aerial and/or buried fiber optic cable in network.
  • Provide emergency restoration support for network equipment.
  • Maintain collocation facilities and report any observations of damage or violation.
  • Provide 24×7 network coverage, to include trouble tickets and alarm monitoring at a Tier 2 level.
  • Adhere to the rotational on-call schedule to monitor, support, and dispatch as required.
  • Coordinate software upgrades to any and all network elements on an as-required schedule.

 

DIMENSIONS:

This position is responsible for the operation, maintenance, monitoring, and site documentation for the Optical/DWDM, IP/MPLS and Microwave network.   

This Position works closely with other employees, offnet providers, customers and equipment vendors.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Knowledge, training, and understanding of the following:

Essential:          

  • 3 to 5 years in Telecommunications environment or equivalent Technical Training.
  • Private line and broadband installation and maintenance.
  • SONET and DWDM installation and maintenance.
  • IP/MPLS fundamentals.
  • Microwave RF installation and troubleshooting.
  • Test equipment proficiency (OTDR, OSA, DS1/3, and Ethernet).
  • Willing to work day, evening, night shifts, overtime, call-ins, weekends, and/or holidays as required. Hours to be worked are determined by job requirements.
  • Valid state driver’s license with clean driving record.
  • Self-motivated and the ability to make sound decisions with minimal supervision.
  • Strong PC, oral, and written communications skills.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds several time a day and 20 pounds overhead.

Desired:           

  • College or Technical degree or equivalent
  • Cisco or Alcatel Lucent IP Certifications.
  • VOIP Switching and maintenance.
  • Fiber optics splicing and maintenance.
  • Multi-task and maintain composure in a demanding work environment.
  • Telecommunications equipment installation.
Network Engineer Kansas City, MO 8805

Advantage Tech is looking for a mid level Network Engineer for our Kansas City, MO Client. . 

Position Summary

Responsible for managing and maintaining I.T. Infrastructure and associated tools; finding and fixing issues within systems and implementing, monitoring; building tools that automate repetitive tasks to minimize errors and prevent downtime.

Expectations                        

  • Manage and maintain Microsoft Server products to include Active Directory, Exchange, MS-SQL etc.

  • Install, configure, deploy and maintain corporate third party applications as needed in a Windows environment

  • Install, configure and maintain VMWare 6.x environment

  • Install configure and maintain Cisco network to include Catalyst and Meraki switches, Meraki Firewalls and AP’s

  • Install, configure and maintain Cisco IP Telephony systems

  • Install, configure and maintain Cisco UCS server hardware, Cisco Hyperflex and Netapp storage arrays

  • Create system diagrams and documentation as needed

  • Provide Tier 3 operational support as needed

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Strong team building/support skills

  • Strong troubleshooting, problem solving and analytical skills

  • Self-motivated and Self-directed

  • Strong time management/organizational skills

Requisites

  • Bachelor’s Degree, University Program Certificate or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Minimum of one IT industry certifications i.e. MCSE, CCNA or equivalent

  • Three or more years’ experience in a IT Infrastructure role in an enterprise environment

Work Physical Requirements                                                                                              

Work is generally performed in an office environment. Incumbent must have the ability to stand and sit frequently throughout an eight-hour period, reach vertically for overhead use as well as horizontally. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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

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Product Owner Kansas City, MO 8804

Advantage Tech is seeking a Product Owner for one of our clients in the Kansas City area. 

Job Summary:

 This role will serve as Product Owner for our CRM platform.  The CRM platform is shared across multiple business groups. The Product Owner will serve as the representative of our line of business to ensure our needs are adequately represented both through enhancements, support, and inclusion with broader system updates. This person will serve as an integral leader in the organization responsible for ensuring systems properly support our business needs and continue to evolve with enhanced functionality, increased automation and efficiency, and absolute accuracy. 

 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for ownership and prioritization of the technology solution delivery teams’ backlog.

  • Ensures that business requirements and technical documentation are aligned with the business inputs by writing and/or approving business rules, user stories, integration dependencies, etc.

  • Plays a significant role in quality control as the only team member empowered to accept stories as done.

  • Advocates for business needs by applying a deep understanding of business processes, goals, and problems.

  • Ensures product vision is communicated to the technology delivery teams.

  • Accountable for attesting that the delivered outputs align with business requirements.

Key Activities:

 

  • Performs most work independently with general supervision and direction from the product manager, sponsor, and/or stakeholder.

  • Consults with management in decision-making.

  • Intermediate understanding of technology delivery and product management. o Intermediate understanding of the business line industry.

  • Assignments are typically of lower priority, involving low to moderately complex work and analysis.

  • Typically manages one product.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including in a matrixed project team model.

  • Establishes credibility and trust within the team and with business stakeholders.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent combination of directly related education and/or experience.

  • Typically requires three to five years of experience in a combination of technology product management, or software development, and business line industry knowledge.

  • Knowledge of applicable software development life cycle methodologies and frameworks(e.g. SCRUM, SAFe, etc.).

  • SaaS CRM experience preferred o CSPO certification is preferred.

Data Engineer Kansas City, MO 8803

Job Summary:

 

Are you passionate about data and making a difference in the safety and soundness of the country’s financial systems?  Advantage Tech is seeking a Data Engineer to provide data services to one of our client’s Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) data warehouse.  This position is key in supporting The Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) and Dodd-Frank Act Stress Tests (DFAST).

 

Key aspects of this position include:

  • Provide production support of Extract, Load, & Transform (ELT) workflows
  • Support the acquisition and documentation of data
  • Create and execute the ELT data pipeline for a columnar based data warehouse
  • Contribute to the design of new data warehouse components and/or data marts
  • Automate data quality processes

 

Key Activities:

 

  • Perform complex data migration tasks to transform, create new variables, and merge data.
  • Develop and support self-monitoring, robust, scalable data pipeline ELT jobs using Python/SQL and a combination of other languages to implement pre-defined business rules, quality checks and metrics, ensuring scalability and data quality in data warehouse processes
  • Ensure data pipeline ELT jobs are well tested and monitored
  • Conduct data profiling to ensure data quality and data integrity are maintained at all times
  • Provide documentation (Data Mapping, Technical Specifications, Production Support, data dictionaries, test cases, etc.) for all projects
  • Provision data structures such as fact and dimension tables and other objects as needed
  • Manage database supporting elements including schemas, tables, views, etc.
  • Manage permissions to ensure data accessibility, reliability and integrity
  • SQL Query development and Optimization
  • Data Modeling

 

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3+ Years writing PL/SQL procedures and functions
  • 3+ Years Unix/Linux/Python scripting
  • Ability to diagnose complicated data warehouse ETL processes, data flows and business logic failures, and quickly resolve issues
  • Strong performance-tuning skills
  • Strong understanding of dimensional modeling and other data warehousing techniques
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Good organizational, project management and problem-solving skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to explain complex technical information to technical and nontechnical contacts
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively in a team environment; motivate and work through others to accomplish tasks; and deal honestly and directly with others 

Skills: 

  • Proficient in SQL, Linux, Python, and Bash
  • Competent in Extract, Load, & Transform techniques
  • Competent in Data Analytics, Data Modeling, and Data Quality
  • Competent in git / code management
Sr Software Quality Assurance Analyst Kansas City, MO 8802

Job Summary:

 

Advantage Tech is seeking an experienced Software Quality Assurance/ETL Test Analyst to develop, support and deliver testing strategies and solutions for large-scale applications.  This role requires the review of system requirements to write test plans and scripts, analyze and validate data, track and facilitate defect resolution, and apply analytical problem-solving skills by collaborating with business and technical staff throughout the development and testing process. 

 

Key Activities:

 

  • Conduct ETL testing activities
  • Creates and executes data quality test cases and analyzes results for improvement recommendations
  • Conduct data transformation validation between environments  
  • Provide awareness and oversight of vendor data transformation validation testing- Collaborate with software/systems personnel and infrastructure support for ETL testing activities
  • Provide awareness and oversight of vendor QA (ETL) Test execution- Support post release checks (post non-project specific migrations)
  • Prepare and analyze test results to aid in problem solving and facilitate decision-making
  • Enter and report all daily activities using status tracking tools as required- Work with Implementation Work Track Lead to plan application pilot
  • Align with Quality Assurance Office regarding test approach (e.g., number of migration cycles, specific requirements regarding the migration date, test data requirements (synthetic or production data), data time stamp, etc.)
  • Coordinate with other testing tracks during test execution (e.g., regarding data access for testers, access to loaded databases, access to systems)- Participate in quality management reviews
  • Perform defect and change request entry and tracking 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 any barriers to completing development and testing goals
  • Participate in quality management reviews

Qualifications:

 

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in software engineering, computer science, business administration, and/or equivalent work experience.
  • At least four years of direct experience as a software quality assurance analyst, ETL/data analyst or engineer working on major application integration and/or major product releases required.
  • Application development and data analysis background and experience are strongly preferred.
  • Advanced experience in developing and executing SQL statements for testing, data quality analysis and validations.
  • Ability to Develop Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) Specifications to support data conversion and integrations
  • Develops and implements solutions for cleansing data to remove errors and ensure consistency.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and prioritize workload and deliverables within schedule constraints to deliver results and willingness to work on a collaborative geographically dispersed team in a cross-functional environment.                                 

 

Preferred Software Quality Assurance/Technical Skills:

 

  • Proven application testing experience that includes testing of large, complex, enterprise-wide applications on a variety of platforms. 
  • Proficient in understanding written requirements, including use cases, supplementary specifications and requirements traceability.
  • Proficient in writing test plans and test cases for the intended audience(s)Experience with HP Quality Center / ALM to conduct test planning, execution, and reporting.
  • Experience with issue/defect tracking and change management tools, such as JIRA, HP Application LifeCycle Management a plus.
  • Experience with change management, release packaging and deployment concepts.
  • Practical experience reviewing and researching log files to troubleshoot issues.
  • Has tool experience relevant to continuous integration, Agile team support and testing frameworks, e.g., JIRA, Selenium, Jenkins etc.
  • Excellent testing and troubleshooting skills and ability to work with department staff to resolve technical issues.   

 

United States citizenship is required for this position.

 

Audio/Visual Support Specialist Denver, CO 8801

Job Summary:

 

A client in the Denver area’s IT Division is currently seeking candidates for an Audio Visual Support Specialist to support and maintain audio visual technologies throughout the Tenth District for internal customers and external guests. Primarily engaged with the technical support and development of production systems from concept to completion.

 

Key Activities:

 

  • Participates in audio-visual projects and upgrades by managing customer/vendor relationship; maintaining equipment; monitoring inventory; designing, installing, and programming equipment; and delegating as necessary.
  • Perform moderate to complex technical programming of industry equipment to integrate into new and existing equipment and technical systems, to include modifying existing vendor code and/or writing new code.
  • Drafts technical schematics and design elements for audio-visual equipment. 
  • Builds and installs audio-visual and video conference equipment based on senior level staff designs. 
  • Manages and supports installed audio-visual and video conference equipment by changing settings, positioning, inventory acquisition and/or replacement, etc. 
  • Identifies potential new equipment and begins to consider implications and applications within the organization. 
  • Participates in audio-video solutions in a timely, cost efficient manner. 
  • Provides basic consultative services to business lines for event planning (e.g. determining needs to accomplish pre-production tasks) and may participate in more consultations that are complex. 
  • Provides streaming and production capability for events.
  • Equalizes and maintains audio-visual equipment during the course of events by operating equipment and making adjustments (e.g. sound) as needed to ensure appropriate quality. 
  • Program Crestron Panels and Crestron Fusion integrations, manages and supports installed audio-visual and video conference equipment by changing settings, positioning, inventory acquisition and/or replacement, etc. 
  • Provides basic streaming and production capability for events. 
  • Performs novice technical programming of industry equipment to integrate into new and existing equipment and technical systems, including modifying existing vendor code. 
  • Builds and installs audio-visual and video conference equipment. Identifies potential new equipment and considering implications and applications within the organization. 
  • Participates in audio-visual projects and upgrades by managing customer/vendor relationship; maintaining equipment; monitoring inventory, designing, installing, and programming equipment.
  • Handles technical issues requiring intermediate level understanding of existing and industry leading equipment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

 

 

Qualifications:

 

 

  • Associate’s degree in an Audio Visual/Information Technology related field or equivalent combination of education and/or work related technical experience.
  •  At least five years of general IT experience, to include installation, support, and troubleshooting equipment; experience with audio-visual systems preferred. 
  • Ability to identify and communicate basic technical issues and resolve issues through completion. 
  • Novice project management skills. 
  • General industry standard audio-visual certifications preferred (AVIXA, BiAmp, Crestron Technician). 
  • Audio video system design and installation experience preferred. 
  • Strong attention to detail and problem solving skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Intermediate novice management skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills. 
  • Must be able to provide after-hours support.

 

Software Engineer Denver, CO 8800

Job Summary:

Advantage Tech is seeking a Java Software Engineer with Angular expertise for a client in the Denver area. This position will be responsible for the design, development, engineering and reengineering of software solutions for a large nationally used enterprise system in support of supervision and regulation. Individuals placed within this family will possess specialized technical skills in the domain of software engineering. Progression within the family is both a combination of evolved technical expertise, complexity of assignments and demonstrated leadership. More senior level candidates will demonstrate mastery in these capabilities and be capable of directing other technical resources through the development lifecycle from concept to solution delivery including architecture and design.

 

Key Activities:

 

  • Leads in the analysis, design, and implementation of enterprise technology solutions for the organization’s most strategic and complex projects, utilizing broad industry awareness and expertise.
  • Develops strong partnerships and relationships with business customers and key stakeholders.
  • Interacts with business lines to discuss high-level concepts and/or desired technology solutions based on bias from previous experience; suggests/influences optimal course of action to meet business needs. 
  • Proficient at implementing complex systems and software components, in compliance with Agile and Services Oriented Architecture standards, which meet customer needs and expectations with respect to key project/product performance measures; quality, schedule, and cost.
  • Leads complex and diverse technical teams through all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), including post-implementation support and maintenance.
  • Creates estimates and work breakdown structures on assigned development tasks.  
  • Collaborates with Solution and Data Architects, and Database Administrators in the design and implementation of physical data models. • Provides training, oversight, mentoring, guidance, and/or direction to other team members and staff.
  • Proficient at communicating status and progress on assignments. 
  • Raises issues and risks in a timely fashion and effectively contributes to mitigating activities.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an information technology field (e.g., Computer/Management Information Systems (MIS/CIS), Computer Science (CS), Electrical/Computer Engineering (EE/CE), or an equivalent combination of related education and work experience.
  • Minimum of five years relevant and progressive information technology experience directly related to the design and development of software solutions, to include four or more years of Java development. 
  • Extensive experience with Angular, demonstrated skill in web application frameworks (i.e. JSF, Node, etc), JEE applications (i.e. Spring Boot, Batch, etc), and advanced MS SQL required.
  • Requires the ability to analyze business requirements and create technical designs and specifications, develop, implement and document solutions, ensuring implementations meet design specifications and adhere to standards.
  • Proficient with Object Oriented Development concepts, Agile and Services Oriented Architecture.
  • Excellent initiative, organization, Analytical, and the ability to work independently or in a team environment. 
  • Proficient at leading and motivating complex, matrixed project teams, that are often geographically dispersed and span multiple disciplines (e.g., database administration, server administration, project management, business analysis, etc.), as well as varying skill levels.
  • Strong project management skills. • Effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills. 
  • Explains technical information in terms easily understood by target audiences.
  • Expert Problem Solving and Business Acumen.
  • Proficiency in multiple languages, preferred recent development experience in java and a proficiency with Microsoft .Net.  
Network Administrator Kansas City, MO 8798

Advantage Tech is looking for a Network Administrator for our Kansas City, MO Client. 

– Responsible for the installation/configuration, operation and maintenance of UMB data and voice equipment and related infrastructure.
– Perform standard operations and maintenance duties, including incident response, moves/adds/changes to include equipment installation/de-installation, general care-and-feeding of voice systems and preform research of issues and upgrades to the system.
– Work extensively with the Voice Engineers to assure successful handoffs of new technologies, tools and procedures to Engineering staff
– Create and maintain documentation of operational processes.
– Process moves/adds/changes within Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Unity, WebEx and Jabber.
– Status updates and escalations to management according to prescribed practices are required.
– Validate business resumption and Disaster Recovery functionality, documentation and proactive maintenance.
– Other duties as assigned

– Two (2) years Network or Voice operation experience working with Cisco or Avaya systems
– Possess intermediate skill set and knowledge of troubleshooting Hosted VoIP, SIP, WAN/LAN Knowledge, IP addressing/DHCP/DNS Knowledge, Voice Implementation, Problem Solving, Strategic Planning, Multi-tasking, Quality Focus, Coordination, Technical Understanding
– Experience working with Telco vendors and troubleshooting Circuits and phone lines

 

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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Senior Scrum Master Kansas City, MO 8796

Job Summary:

 

Advantage Tech is seeking an experienced SAFe Scrum Master to join one of our clients Agile Transformation team.  This is a highly challenging role focused on change management, business process reengineering, gap analysis, process improvement, and organizational change to support our Agile/SAFe transformation. The individual must have a proven track record of supporting highly complex information technology projects to fully implement Agile (primarily SAFe). The position is looking for a leader that can enable the team to work as effectively as possible and deliver priorities identified by the product owner role.  Responsible for enacting Scrum principles and methodologies as the Scrum Master on projects and programs in partnership with other Scrum Masters, the Development Team, the Product Owner, and Project Leadership. Assists in removing roadblocks and issues that slow down the team’s progress, while guiding the team to improve their processess and practices.   The day to day role will be dynamic, addressing multiple customer priorities.

 

Key Activities:

 

  • Serves as a Scrum Master (SM) for Scrum team(s) through guiding and coaching team(s) to follow Agile/Scrum values, principles, and practices.
  • Collaborates with other SMs within the project to identify dependencies, manage conflicts, and drive success of individual sprints as well as the overall project.
  • Guides the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values by supporting a self-organized team, coaching the team on self-organization practices, and increasing the effectiveness through the application of Scrum/Agile practices in the organization.
  • Ensures that the team is fully functional and productive by building and maintaining the product road-map and release plan based on the priorities set by the Product Owner and input from the team.
  • Enables close cooperation across all roles and functions by promoting organizational agility within the team.
  • Helps remove impediments and/or guides the team to remove impediments both within the team and with external groups.
  • Builds a safe and trusting environment where conflicts are managed in a healthy way without fear or blame.
  • Assists with internal and external communications, improving transparency and radiating information.
  • Facilitates and/or ensures Agile/SAFe ceremonies are conducted and embraced in order to drive agile development.

In service to the Product Owner:

  • Ensures that goals, scope, and product domain are understood and practiced by everyone on the team.
  • Finds techniques for effective Product Backlog management by leading the team through long-term roadmap exercises, forecasting long-term project deliverables.
  • Ensures the team understands the need for clear and concise Product Backlog items.
  • Ensures the Product Owner knows how to arrange the Product Backlog to maximize value.

In service to the Development Team:

  • Leads and coaches the organization in environments in which Agile/Scrum is not yet fully adopted and understood.
  • Plans Scrum implementations within the organization.
  • Assists employees and stakeholders with implementing Agile/Scrum and empirical product development.
    Leads change that increases the productivity of the team and ensures delivery of valuable products. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Requires at least 5 years of IT work experience and at least 2 years of Agile/Scrum execution in an IT or software development setting.
  • At least 1 year of SAFe implementation and/or Program Increment Planning experience preferred.
  • Strong skills in JIRA or comparable Scrum-related management tool.
  • Requires knowledge of multiple Agile development methodologies and frameworks.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading teams.
  • PMI-ACP, CSM, SSM, SA, SASM or equivalent certification preferred.
  • 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.
Systems Engineer -Citrix Omaha, NE 8792

Growing organization that is adding to their team because of 50% growth year over year!  

As a Systems Engineer you will be responsible for the architectural structure of the Windows and Citrix environment as well as new technology implementations, infrastructure projects and upgrades.

Job Duties Include:

  • Monitor and maintain the corporate Citrix environment
  • Maintains and troubleshoots technical issues within the VMware, Server and UCS Blade environment
  • Maintain the company's backup solution via Comm Vault
  • Monitor and benchmark system performance and metrics against set standards
  • Perform maintenance tasks during pre-approved after hours windows, as well as respond to emergency problems and alerts 24×7

Technology Experience:

  • XenDesktop 7.x, Citrix XenApp 7.x, NetScaler Access Gateway, Provisioning Services, and Web Interface
  • Active Directory, UCS Blades, VMware vSphere 6, ESXi, vCenter, Windows Server 2008/2012/2016, DNS

Education Needed:

  • Minimum of 5 years working with Microsoft Servers
  • Minimum of 4 years experience Citrix XenDesktop
  • Minimum of 4 years working with VMware
  • Minimum of 3 years working with a backup solution

We'd love to tell you more about the culture and opportunity!  Quick interview and feedback!  #advantagetech 

Project Manager Omaha, NE 8791

Are you in the market and looking for a project management contract where you can make a difference?  Year project!

Job Description:
·       Establishes project teams in coordination with Resource Managers,
   Project Stakeholders and the business.  Estimates needs, then selects
   and allocates project human resources with the appropriate skill sets,
   levels and availability to each phase of the project.

·       Establishes and monitors project budget amounts.

·       Directs project team work efforts to define scope, assess risks, create
   work breakdown structure/workplan, assign duties or responsibilities to
   team members and develop a schedule leading to the completion of the
   project; while ensuring that the project is consistently aligned with
   the organization’s strategic objectives.

·       Identifies project risks and impact and provides analysis to the Project
   Management Office Director (PMOD).

·       Ensures that business and system development and methodologies are
   followed for all project work. This includes but is not limited to
   providing for the development and application of user/technical
   documentation, testing, training and post-implementation reviews;
   providing results to the PMOD.

·       Coordinates and monitors the progress of the project and initiates
   appropriate action to variances in the project plan.

·       Provides recommendations to the PMOD with regard to portfolio project
   management initiatives based upon available resources and client needs.

·       Provides pro rata performance appraisals for project team members to the
   Resources Managers.

    Desired Qualifications
    ·   Advanced knowledge and proficiency in the use of project management
       methodologies and tools, resource management practices and change
       management techniques.

    ·   Ability to communicate effectively and concisely in writing and
       verbally with customers and co-workers.

    ·   Ability to adapt to sudden project shifts from Woodmen and/or
       customer perspectives and to proactively identify and manage the
       impact of these shifts.

    ·   Strong decision making, planning, organizing, negotiation and
       facilitation, analytical and problem solving skills.

    ·   Possess technical and business related knowledge sufficient to
       thoughtfully lead discussions, provide guidance and influence
       direction with both technical and business related groups.

    ·   Ability to effectively lead teams and make timely decisions while
       maintaining/improving morale.

    ·   Ability to lead multiple projects of moderate to high complexity.

    ·   Ability to apply financial forecasting skills to project management
       methodology.

    ·   Ability to build relationships with internal and/or external
       customers to ensure expectations are being met.

    ·   Ability to lead projects that introduce significant and
       unprecedented change to the organization.

 

Interview immediately!  #advantagetech 

Full Stack Developer Omaha, NE 8790

Are you ready to be part of a digital transformation in a rapidly growing organization?  Be part of this fun and exciting culture and the tip of the iceberg with IT growth and projects!  Seeking a .Net developer to join a rapidly growing team….

Essential Functions:

  • Contribute as a productive member of an agile team
  • Build front-end interfaces for users across the business
  • Build back-end integrations with 3rd parties
  • Contribute to design of overall data architecture
  • Contribute to design of overall web architecture
  • Rapidly troubleshoot and resolve issues
  • Work with users to identify and scope opportunities

Competencies:

  • Ability to work closely with non-technical team members to drive a solution
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with keen attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Strong team player
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated capability to achieve results under pressure in a fast-paced client driven environment
  • Proficient in English (oral and written)

Required Education and Experience:

  • BS/MS degree in computer science or related subject
  • Expert in C# and .NET framework
  • Strong with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Strong in developing solutions from scratch with and without frameworks
  • Strong with one or more databases (SQL Server, MySQL, Mongo, etc.)

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • 5+ years’ experience in application development and testing
  • Experience with .NET Core
  • Familiar with web security best practices
  • Familiar with IIS

Please reach out for an immediate interview!  #advantagetech 

Software Engineer – Java Omaha, NE 8789

Ready to find a job you can call home with a mission you feel proud to represent?  Our client is seeking a software engineer to support the design, development and engineering of a large complex payment system.  

Job Duties:

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

Qualifications:

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

Reach out for more info!  Benefits like you have never seen!  #advantagetech 

Technical Specialist Kansas City, MO 8785

Job Summary:

 

Maintains and monitors the operation of automated systems. Maintains appropriate department documentation for supported automation products. Partners with other team members as needed to troubleshoot, resolve, and document/provide written status updates for incidents. Compile reports as needed to provide status of automated systems. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Key Activities:

 

  • After hours job monitoring, troubleshooting and production support.

  • Perform basic troubleshooting services for failed jobs, workflows and files.

  • Exercise judgement and critical thinking in scenarios when jobs or processes fail.

  • Escalate advanced issues to on-call team members.

  • Document daily activities, produce performance metrics, and report on incidents.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

 

  • High school Diploma, and/or basic vocational skills training. Associate’s degree from a two-year college or technical school preferred.

  • At least one year job monitoring support experience within a Data Center or production support environment required.

  • At least one year of experience installing, troubleshooting, and repairing microcomputer hardware, software, and peripheral equipment;A+ certification.

  • Troubleshooting skills to include performing file comparisons to specifications and researching logs.

  • Working knowledge of current technologies (such as desktop management, server management tools, web browsers, thin client technology, etc.).

  • Strong multi-tasking, customer service, and both written and verbal communication skills.

  • May require frequent weekend or evening hours and being on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.                                

 Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Information Technology related Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university a plus.

  • SQL reporting experience preferred. ETL tool experience a plus.

  • Working knowledge of Unix preferred.

Software Engineer Kansas City, MO 8784

Job Summary:

Advantage Tech is seeking an experienced Software Engineer to join our amazing client’s National IT – End User Services (EUS) Messaging, Productivity and Mobility Operations team. The Software engineer will provide technology leadership and expertise for various aspects of email and mobile device infrastructures, focused on providing sustained high availability and a positive customer experience. Undertakes complex projects requiring specialized technical knowledge. May assume project manager responsibilities. Coordinates with users to determine requirements. Assists with ensuring system improvements are successfully implemented and monitored to increase efficiency.

 

Key Activities:

  • Provides systems engineering and support to the National IT EUS – Messaging, Productivity and Mobility Operations teams, including email, calendaring, wireless handheld and related services as formalized in service level agreements.
  • Works closely with technical staff supporting enterprise messaging and productivity applications.
  • Provides engineering support for the Exchange, External Email and VMWare Workspace One infrastructures.
  • Documents, tests and executes reliable backup and contingency capabilities for the Exchange infrastructure, which fulfill System business requirements for business continuity.
  • Assumes project management responsibilities, encompassing a team of four to six other EUS staff.
  • Assists in the implementation of new technologies that offer opportunities to enhance and improve the Messaging and Mobility offering in terms of devices, services and any associated infrastructure that is required.
  • Maintains a thorough and up to date understanding of the  enterprise infrastructure supporting the delivery of email and wireless handheld services including network topology, server architectures etc.
  • Interfaces with management, developers, architects, service desk staff, and end-users throughout the System while providing problem and change management support; periodically interacts with EUS vendors.
  • Prepares and collaborates on end user documentation and guides.
  • Works to continuously identify improvement opportunities spanning service delivery, customer experience, security etc.
  • Performs all tasks and duties in a manner that supports the client’s objective to produce error-free work and to provide high quality customer service.
  • Must meet or exceed the service and quality performance standards or objectives for the assigned function.
  • Leverage industry knowledge and research to provide feedback and input to management to help assess and plan future direction in the System infrastructure.
  • Performs job duties and responsibilities in conformance with sound safety practices.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

 

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 eight years of relevant and progressive information technology experience directly related to the design and development of software solutions; with some experience in enterprise-class solutions.
  • Combined minimum three to four years' of previous Exchange and VMWare Workspace One or other enterprise level secure Mobile Device Management administration experience is required.
  • Must have real-world, hands on experience delivering messaging and collaboration solutions utilizing Microsoft Exchange and or other Office 365 services within large complex environments.
  • Strong knowledge of Office 365 in an Enterprise environment – particularly Exchange Online, administrating Exchange 2016 and Exchange Online and administrating O365. O365 Security, advanced Microsoft Office support experience and Microsoft PowerShell scripting experience is preferred.
  • In depth understanding and expertise in the capabilities and operation of Mobile Device Management solutions Project Management skills.
  • Knowledge of communication and collaboration administration (Outlook/Exchange, Skype, SharePoint and/or GSX administration).
  • Working knowledge with Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) directory integration.
  • Domain Name Service (DNS) and mail exchange record management knowledge.
  • Working knowledge of authentication, identity, and access management technologies.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of clients and Information Technology management and staffs throughout the System is required.
Sr. Net Developer Omaha, NE 8782

Are you looking for a super cool environment where you can be yourself and express your uniqueness?  This is the place for you!

Looking for a Sr. Net Developer who has mentoring abilities to help grow a team of more junior developers.  Seeking 5-8 years of experience.  

  • 5+ years of .NET application development experience required
  • Experience with, and understanding of, C# as it relates in the .NET framework
  • Extensive background in software design and understanding of user-centric practices. Proven record of keeping up with the latest innovations in technology
  • Energetic, excited, and forward thinking to contribute valuable input and ideas towards our business objectives

This opportunity has huge growth potential into leadership and into assisting with architectural design.  Unlimited PTO and casual dress attire!  #advantagetech 

 

Software Engineer Kansas City, MO 8778

Job Summary:

Advantage Tech is looking for an Software Engineer II to provide back end java development support for two customer relationship applications for one of our clients in the Kansas City area. This role is responsible for the design, development, testing and support of software solutions using a variety of programming languages within both on premisis and cloud environments. This position will require working with current subject matter experts to build knowledge of technologies and develop a solid understanding of the business applications.  Qualified candidates will excel in providing operational technical support 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 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).
  • Novice to Proficient skills 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.
  • Novice to Proficient skills 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.
  • Novice to Proficient skills 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. Has shown ability to lead by example and routinely demonstrates high performance in the areas of customer service, collaboration, team work, and reliability.
  • Novice to Proficient skills at communicating status and progress on assignments. Recognize issues and risks and begins to raise them to senior staff. Provide on call production support for a critical application.

Qualifications:

  • Six years of hands-on, professional software development experience in building highly scalable online service frameworks.
  • Six years experience in multiple programming languages and frameworks which include: Java, Python, JavaScript.
  • Two years hands-on development experience building complex systems using these technologies. Required: Java and Relational Database experience. Preferred: Docker, Mulesoft, AWS Lambda, DynamoDB and serverless framework.
  • Experience with REST API’s and webservice solutions is a distinct advantage.
  • Prior experience managing the software development lifecycle using GIT preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and learn new technologies.
  • Established knowledge with Industry software development methodologies, standards and architecture frameworks.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to explain complex technical information to technical and non-technical contacts.
  • 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.
Cloud Engineer Kansas City, MO 8773

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

We are looking for a candidate that is very strong in Azure Solutions along with having AWS as well.  This candidate will need to have strong experience in Security, Deployment, Consumption and can build VPN and Deploy Services.  AWS experience will be around AWS ERM.

 

Azure – must have strong security knowledge

  • Work with the management team to identify and roadmap the elimination of technical debt
  • Work with strategic customers as an advisory architect and developer on engineering solutions of significant scale/volume/complexity on Azure
  • Develop tools to deploy, manage, monitor and troubleshoot cloud based systems on or off premises
  • Work with Engineering Teams to deliver feedback and convey gaps observed from customer engagements
  • Maintain and develop cookbooks in source control to implement declarative configuration where possible for both SDL products and infrastructure to ensure a controlled and consistent environment
  • Define the implementation phases and work with teams on execution of agreed upon technical solutions and strategies
  • Mentor and develop junior team members on Cloud Technologies

 

  • Develop fully automated infrastructure stack provisioning for global deployments
  • Create an elastic compute service using modern technology (Docker, Mesos, Aurora)
  • Develop a distributed resilient storage service powered by Ceph
  • Contribute to and extend open source software that is at the leading edge of innovation
  • Works collaboratively with QA professionals to encourage defect prevention over detection
  • Applies technical expertise to design and develop innovative solutions in the cloud
  • Provides development expertise to team members through education and review

 

  • Provide regular status updates to leadership using standard project management tools; occasionally, update senior technical leadership and the PDS leadership team of delivered capabilities and other significant accomplishments; provide input and/or participate in demos and reviews
  • Continually test and evaluate analytic capabilities; proactively solicit analytic feedback/impressions from analysts; incorporate analyst feedback to maximize the mission value of delivered capabilities

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.

#advantagetech

SQL DBA Topeka, KS 8771

Advantage Tech is looking for a SQL DBA.

The SQL Server DBA will be responsible for the implementation, configuration, maintenance, and performance of critical SQL Server RDBMS systems, to ensure the availability and consistent performance of our applications. This is a “hands-on” position requiring solid technical skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and sustainment of the SQL Server environment, ensuring its operational readiness (security, health and performance), executing data loads, and performing data modeling in support of multiple development teams. In addition, they will be responsible for the upgrade and maintenance of all SQL servers.  Must be capable of working independently and collaboratively.

Job Responsibilities:

Manage SQL Server databases through multiple product lifecycle environments, from development to mission-critical production systems.

Configure and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security.
Configure and maintain high-availability configuration and clustering
Apply data modeling techniques to ensure development and implementation support efforts meet integration and performance expectations
Independently analyze, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end.
Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes
Assist developers with complex query tuning and schema refinement.
Provide afterhours support for critical production systems.
Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours.
Share domain and technical expertise, providing technical mentorship and cross-training to other peers and team members.

Skills & Qualifications:

3+ years MS SQL Server Administration experience required

Advance Knowledge of database structure & theory

Experience with Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO), using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools
Experience with backups, restores and recovery models
Experience backing up and restoring databases using Avamar Backup Client.
Experience developing and troubleshooting SSIS packages using Microsoft BIDS and Visual Studio.
Experience with ETL jobs using PowerShell.
Experience writing and modifying Stored Procedures with Microsoft T-SQL.
Knowledge of High Availability (HA), Clustering and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server
Experience with SQL Service Reporting Services (SSRS)
Experience working with Windows server, including Active Directory
Excellent written and verbal communication
Flexible, team player, “get-it-done” personality
Ability to organize and plan work independently
Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment

Experience and Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or other related field.
3+ years SQL Server and DBA experience.
Microsoft certification 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.

#advantagetech

SDET Engineer Kansas City, MO 8767

Advantage Tech is searching for a Software Development in Test Engineer to join their client in Kansas City, Mo. 

This Software Development in Test Engineer (SDET) will develop the organizations testing methodologies and strategies delivering best practices to a rapidly growing company. This SDET is the first testing position for the company and an important part of a very senior team. The intent is for this key resource to provide vision and guidance in the implementation of modern testing methodologies.

Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the software, operations and product team to write functional performance and security tests based on design and requirements.
  • Responsible for increasing code coverage across our entire codebase by designing and implementing tests for RESTful web services, client-side user interfaces as well as platform security and performance.
  • Utilize unit and integration testing to ensure software quality by participating in code reviews and contributing unit tests to ensure that our customers receive quality software.
  • Assist to ensure our software is resilient to cyber-attacks, performs at scale, and recovers gracefully in disaster situations.

Requirements:

  • Four-year degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Effective time management and communication skills
  • Continuous learner approach with the ability to quickly pick up and apply new technologies
  • Solid understanding of software development concepts
  • Knowledge of modern testing frameworks and tools such as: Karma, Jasmine, Protractor.js, and Postman
  • Knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle best practices, Agile/Scrum methodologies
  • Familiarity with web development techniques, including RESTful web services and single page applications.

Nice to Have Experience:

  • Experience building and managing test methodologies and strategies integrated with a CI/CD delivery pipeline
  • Containerization using Docker
  • Experience creating mock server
  • Familiar with Amazon Web Services
  • Knowledge of GIS and Spatial Data
Full Stack Developer Overland Park, KS 8763

Advantage Tech is seeking a Full Stack Developer of a client in the Overland Park area.

 

We are seeking a Full Stack Developer who can jump in and productively build great solutions for users. We’re looking for someone who has experience with the following technology stack: SQL Server, C#, ASP.NET web API, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.

Job Details:

  • Gain a solid understanding of our solutions and the value we provide our customers
  • Convert wireframes, specs, designs, into interactive web pages and API’s that our customers love
  • Write code that works consistently across the latest browsers
  • Work dependably and consistently to achieve deadlines and hit release dates

Qualifications:

  • Experience using SQL, C#, HTML, CSS, JavaScript to build online applications
  • Experience designing/creating APIs
  • Experience testing and optimizing application performance
  • Excellent communication skills and a passion for doing work with excellence
  • Awesomeness!

Nice to have:

  • Pilot or aviation experience
  • Portfolio of previous work
  • Experience building admin dashboards
  • Experience with Git source control

 

Senior Systems Engineer Kansas City, KS 8762

Advantage Tech is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer for a client in the Overland Park area.

DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide advanced technical support for each client’s server-based systems, communication systems, virtualization and storage environments and their network, including configuration, performance and security.
  • Work with internal technical team to monitor and respond to events to ensure system uptime and stability.
  • Ensure change control and other procedures are followed.  Confirm that configuration documentation is completed when systems are deployed or modified.
  • Engage and manage vendor escalations.
  • Be a catalyst of positive change and an advocate for improving I.T. value to the client’s business.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to team members to dramatically increase efficiency, I.T. maturity and to eliminate recurring issues.
  • Perform project assessments, scoping and cost estimates and work in a technical pre-sales capacity as needed.

Technical Skills and Abilities

An individual must be able to perform essential skills with advanced knowledge or understanding of the following concepts:

  • Operating Systems — Microsoft Windows, Linux, MacOS
  • Authentication & Directory Services — Active Directory, Azure AD, MFA, etc.
  • Windows System Management — Tools, Philosophies and Methods
  • Antivirus/Malware and Patch Management technologies
  • Collaborative Technologies — Microsoft Exchange, Office365, Skype, Zoom, etc.
  • Security — Firewalls, vulnerability assessment, IDS/IPS, filtering, etc.
  • Shared Storage Technologies —LUN, RAID, ISCSI, FC, SAS, etc.
  • Network Technologies — vLAN’s, route/switch, DNS, DHCP, RAS, VPN
  • Automation — Scripting, imaging, installation, management
  • Virtualization — VMWare and Windows/Hyper-V
  • Cloud – Azure, AWS, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS
  • Analytical and process-oriented approach to issues and assigned tasks
  • Advanced level diagnostic method and skills in a variety of environments

Client Support and Soft Skills

  • Intensely customer focused with the understanding that I.T. serves the business.
  • Detailed time tracking. Advanced project management skills; task-focused and results-oriented.
  • Highly effective both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills at all levels of an organization.

 

Education

  • At least five (5) years of experience in Information Technology infrastructure support.
  • Associate degree in Computer Science or related discipline or equivalent training preferred.
  • Relevant certifications would include:
    • MCSE
    • VCP
    • CCNA/P

Special Requirements

  • Some after-hours availability

Physical Requirements — The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

  • Must be able to sit for extended periods, performing work on a computer
  • Must be able to assist with two-person lift of items weighing in excess of 50 pounds

 

 

Senior Analyst Kansas City, MO 8761

Job Summary:

Advantage Tech is currently seeking candidates for an Audio Visual and Video Conference Analyst for one of our client in Kansas City. The individual will be responsible for providing logistical, purchasing, and service support to the Audio Visual and Video Conference team.  The primary emphasis will be managing video conference scheduling, event resourcing, and act as the primary point of contact for troubleshooting customer issues.  The individual will interact with various stakeholders, including subject matter experts, executives, operational users, and System counterparts. The individual will also be responsible for project documentation, and interest in expanding technical aptitudes in the audio and visual acumen. 

 
Key Activities:

The Audio Visual and Video Conferencing department supports, facilitates, and troubleshoots the audio and video needs of the company including but not limited to; televisions, projection systems, PC needs, public address systems, AV exhibits, etc.

  • Supports and troubleshoots teleconferencing systems and video conferencing systems.
  • Manages video conference scheduling requests for Tenth District video conference facilities and for Tenth District hosted video conferences.
  • Manages the EMS system, Cisco TMS and CMM reservation systems and corresponding SharePoint site to update reservation calendars.
  • Manages or coordinates projects related to video conferencing to ensure the service is operating efficiently and document equipment deliveries accordingly upon receipt.
  • Develops procedures/policies relating to video conferencing and trains others how to use this service.
  • Greets and directs guests/participants and serves as an on-site presence to address video conference sponsor/host and participant needs.
  • Completes ad-hoc project management and analytical responsibilities of basic complexity.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • General knowledge of internal break fix ticketing systems.
  • Monitors status, identifies trends, and prepares reports on quality measures, performance metrics, or other department goals and objectives. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience.
  • One to seven years professional and technical experience generally required.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Troubleshooting and technical skills.
Dynamics 365 ERP Consultant Kansas City, MO 8760

Advantage Tech is searching for a Dynamics 365 ERP Consultant to join their client based out of Kansas City.

Description:

We are seeking a Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations (F&O) consultant to support several interesting projects. You will get your hands on D365 F&O in a process related, functional role – assessing all areas of client business and helping to maximize business efficiency through their ERP solution.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Functional system support and administration, ensuring best practice use and performance
  • End to end implementation involvement for future upgrade, integration and process improvement projects
  • Hands on within Business requirement gathering, Process mapping, Documentation and Testing
  • Configure and implement Dynamics Manufacturing/Production module
  • Manage resources and deliver project tasks, both external and internal
  • Perform gap analysis between system functionality and client requirements
  • Configure application as appropriate to conform to business process definition.
  • Provide excellent customer interface skills throughout the project life cycle
  • Review consultant's design documentation to ensure the system design adheres to system and business best practices.
  • Functional and must be hands-on in Finance, Supply chain and Manufacturing
  • Trade and Logistics, Sales operations and Finance areas.
  • Know/understand the business process flows, setups and configurations in AX D365
  • Provide excellent customer interface skills throughout the project life cycle

Key Competencies:

  • Expertise in system support and end to end implementation tasks
  • An analytic approach, strong problem-solving skills
  • Punctual
  • Self-starter and able to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and with deadlines
  • Customer service orientation

Preferred Competencies:

  • Experience with Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • Experience with Dynamics 365 CRM

 

Sr. Cloud Systems Administrator Kansas City, KS 8758

Advantage Tech is searching for a Sr. Cloud System Administrator to join their client based out of Kansas City.

 

Provide system administration support functions to a 250-300 server environment consisting predominantly of Cloud and on-premise Microsoft, Active Directory, VMware, HyperV, and Citrix systems.

This includes planning, analysis, troubleshooting, integration, installation, configuration, operations, and maintenance of operating system on servers. Is responsible for all activities related to system administration. Ensure the long-term requirements of systems operations and administration are included in the overall information systems planning of the organization.

Responsible for the installation, maintenance, configuration, and integrity of computer software. Implement operating system enhancements that will improve the reliability and performance of the system. Regularly provide advice and recommend actions involving rather complex issues. Apply specialized depth and breadth of systems administration functions.

Work independently with guidance only in the most complex situations. Resolve highly complex issues in creative and effective ways and perform analysis of situation or data that requires evaluation of variable factors. Recommend best practices. Provide guidance to less experienced system administrators. Lead functional teams and/or projects.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with management on the approach for transforming DFA from on-premise solutions to pure cloud IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS environment. Communicate changes and impact, including end-user impact, and lead the team in this effort
  • Manage the rollout of various virtualization technologies and multi-tenant, private, and hybrid cloud environments
  • Determine tooling, tool identification, and approaches for scripting and automation. Tools include Power Shell, Puppet, Ansible, or Chef
  • Lead integration efforts with third-party SaaS and development partners
  • Understanding new infrastructure costs, present the difference in costs between options for deployment of infrastructure
  • Determine the proper storage solutions for each initiative at the client. Monitor space utilization. Define thresholds for expansion or shrink and well as SOPs or change
  • Provide oversite and roll up of daily system monitoring to include verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems, and key processes; reviewing system and application logs; and verifying completion of scheduled jobs, such as backups
  • Oversee the installation of new and/or rebuild of existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc., in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements
  • Provide oversite for the installation and configuration of systems such as Active Directory, DFS, and File and Print services
  • Set direction for standards in the installation and configuring of all software running within the client's controlled environments. Ensure maintenance of documentation for all configurations for IT utilities and business applications
  • Provide expert guidance on virtual technologies including but not limited to VMWare and HyperV
  • Provide expert guidance on Citrix and other virtual desktop technologies. Advise the Desktop Support team with options for this technology and assist in how it should be deployed
  • Set direction for the development and maintenance of installation and configuration procedures
  • Set direction for maintaining system standards and ensure the accuracy of this documentation
  • Work with the Operations team in implementing automation and orchestration of infrastructure tasks
  • Work with the Assurance team to help set direction for security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions
  • Set direction in the design and management of Active directory including Organizational Unit (OU), Group, and User related tasks
  • Provide systems administration related solutions for various project and operational needs
  • Participate in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure
  • Study existing information processing systems to evaluate effectiveness and supply information to the senior team for improvement roadmap
  • Set direction for daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media, recovery tapes or disks are created, and media is recycled and sent off site as necessary
  • Provide Tier I/advanced support. Investigate and troubleshoot issues
  • Repair and recover from hardware or software failures. Coordinate and communicate with impacted business group(s)
  • Set direction to ensure the following tasks are properly handled:
    • apply operating system (OS) patches and upgrades on a regular basis
    • upgrade administrative tools and utilities
    • configure / add new services as necessary
  • Audit hardware/software to ensure compliance with organization guidelines
  • Maintain a database/library of all supporting documentation for hardware and software, including all operational SOPs, configuration, or other procedures
  • Supply periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning
  • Set direction for ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required. Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required
  • Maintain data center environmental and monitoring equipment
  • Work directly with management to set direction for the install and support of cloud infrastructure (e.g., Azure, AWS)
  • The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree, with a technical major, such as computer science with 5+ years' system administration or transferable technical experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with various virtualization technologies and multi-tenant, private, and hybrid cloud environments
  • Experience with Windows scripting and automation tools such as Power Shell, Powershell Workflow, System Center Orchestrator, or Azure Automation
  • Knowledge of the following technologies: Windows OS, Active Directory, File and Print services, VMWare, Citrix, Server Networking, Azure
  • Working knowledge of the following protocols: TCP/IP, UDP, SMTP, HTTP, FTP, SMB and CIFS
  • Work with migration from on-premises to cloud services such as Azure or AWS
  • Certification and/or License — MCSE Preferred

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • In-depth knowledge of virtual technology including VMWare and HyperV environments
  • In-depth knowledge of virtual desktop technologies
  • Able to communicate and translate complex technical topics into easy to understand concepts
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Skill in analytical thinking and problem solving
  • Able to identify and troubleshoot problems, take appropriate steps to find solutions to problems, and implement recommended solutions
  • Able to learn changing technologies and determine appropriate application within the infrastructure
  • Able to adapt and manage to change effectively
  • Able to multi-task and problem solve
  • Able to react calmly and effectively in stressful situations
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to interact positively and work effectively with others (interpersonal skills)
  • Able to work with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English
Cloud Architect Kansas City, KS 8757

Advantage Tech is searching for a Cloud Architect to join their client based out of Kansas City.

The Cloud Architect will help enable the organization to leverage cloud technologies such as Microsoft Azure, AWS, PaaS, SaaS, FaaS, etc. Through an understanding of cloud architecture and technologies, this individual designs, develops, and manages robust, secure, scalable, highly available, and dynamic solutions to drive business objectives.

The Cloud Architect should be proficient in all aspects of solution development including implementation details, developing prototypes, and architectural best practices.

The Cloud Architect should also be experienced in micro-services and multi-tiered distributed applications which span multi-cloud or hybrid environments.

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review proposed solution to ensure alignment with business use cases, cost effectiveness, application compatibility, data integration, trade-offs and alternatives, build/buy/modify, and measurements of success.
  • Ensure technical designs meet business requirements for high availability, disaster recovery, elasticity of cloud resources, and growth scalability.
  • Review network, storage, and compute resources for integration with on-prem and multi-cloud environments, storage mapping, data flow, and data mapping requirements.
  • Develop plans for merger and acquisition activities including integration with existing systems and license migration.
  • Envision future solution improvements including cloud and technology improvements, business needs and evolution.
  • Develop and review plans for network topologies for hybrid networking, cloud extensibility, security, data protection, and storage integration.
  • Ensure appropriate configuration and provisioning of compute resources to accommodate compute volatility.
  • Ensure orchestration of technologies, automated maintenance and patching.
  • Work closely with the security officer to ensure requirements for identity and access management, data security, and penetration testing are factored in to design solutions.
  • Analyze and contribute to the optimization of business processes such as SDLC, continuous integration, troubleshooting, root cause analysis, testing and validation, change management.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Education and Experience:

  • Computer Science or Information Technology Degree or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • 7+ years of hands on technical experience in a large scale enterprise
  • Experienced with Windows Server
  • Knowledge of SQL Server administration
  • Experience with network topologies and configuration
  • Knowledge of system disaster recovery process
  • Good interpersonal, oral communication, and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Experience with deployments to the Azure environment
  • Demonstrated ability to drive projects to completion

 

Essential Job Skills:

  • Demonstrated success in an architectural role
  • Ability to take general direction and "fill in the pieces" as necessary
  • Strong initiative, self-reliance, and ability to cope with and overcome ambiguity
  • Logical and detail oriented thinking
  • Innovative problem solving and analysis
  • Team player with a positive and encouraging demeanor
  • Ability to participate across various teams, cultures, geographies and time zones
  • Ability to work outside normal business hours without prior notice in response to high priority issue
  • Ability to quickly switch focus
Software Load and Test Engineer Kansas City, MO 8756

Job Summary: 

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

  

Key Activities:

 

Strong contributor in the analysis, design, and implementation of enterprise solutions for the organization’s most strategic and complex application delivery projects. Active participant on complex and diverse technical teams through all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), including post-implementation support and maintenance.

 

  • Solution Class: Enterprise/Complex.
  • Problem Solving and Business Acumen: Advanced.
  • Operational Demand and Travel: Modest-to-High.
  • Technical Expertise: Advanced.
  • Leadership: Proficient.
  • Mentoring : Advanced.
  • Self-Sufficiency: Independent.
  • Relationship Management: Advanced.
  • Project Management: Novice-to-proficient.
  • Collaboration and Teamwork: Advanced.
  • Problem Solving/Creativity: Advanced.

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 at least six years of relevant and progressive information technology experience directly related to the design and development of software solutions; with some experience in enterprise-class solutions. 
  • Established knowledge of Industry software development methodologies, standards and architecture frameworks. 
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and learn new technologies. 
  • Fundamental project management skills. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • 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 Skills:

  • Strong leadership skills and experience leading a team of load & performance testers. 
  • 8+ years advanced level experience with cloud web services performance testing using automation tools.
  • 8+ years advanced knowledge of LoadRunner and JMeter. 4+ years of experience performance testing within cloud environments. 6+ years Object oriented programming (i.e. VB, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, VBscript, etc…).
  • Experience with Informatica test data management software. 
  • Experience with performance test simulations, performance analysis, performance tuning, performance monitoring.
  • Experience in testing complex cloud business applications and understanding large complex data environments. 
  • Strong problem solving skills, including the ability to think logically and analytically. 
  • Knowledge of the following:  LDAP, AD, Authentication Protocols, Digital Certificates, SSO, VDI infrastructure (VMWare, Citrix, etc…). 
  • Experience with developing and presenting complex technical information to customer and technical team. 
  • 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. 
  • Excellent planning and organization skills.  Excellent initiative, innovative thinking skills, and the ability to analyze details and adopt a big-picture view. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively build relationships; promote, and work well in, a collaborative team.

 

Database Administrator Kansas City, MO 8754

Advantage Tech us looking for a DBA for our Kansas City, MO client.  

JOB SUMMARY:

The Database Administrator creates physical databases on MS SQL database technologies. This person will monitor the data environment to ensure service availability and respond appropriately to operational issues. The Database Administrator will also implement changes to databases as directed and perform database maintenance activities for the SQL Server databases for quality and risk reduction.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage distribution, performance, replication, security, availability, and access to complex databases
  • Analyze and resolve server and query performance issues
  • Perform database maintenance activities for the SQL server databases for quality and risk
  • Keep manager informed of any escalating or critical technical issues. Represent team in cross department meetings. Drive decisions on how new systems will be supported.
  • Performs performance tuning by analyzing database and OS performance and implementing tuning and optimization recommendations
  • Support code development and testing as needed in support of database development/deployment.
  • Review development gates, project waves including system requirements, architecture plans, system design, implementation plans and support model
  • Install and configure SQL Server database engine and related technologies

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:

  • Extensive knowledge of SQL Server databases including hardware and operating systems software and security
  • Experience deploying, managing, and supporting the Azure Cloud Solutions
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new technologies and changing business requirements
  • Ability to apply strong SQL scripting skills for process automation, deployment across multiple instances, and creation of complex stored procedures
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to quickly troubleshoot database problems that may arise in work products
  • Must understand and communicate how enterprise IT solutions support and impact multiple business processes
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team as well as provide technical leadership and direction for their defined technical lane
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with customers, peers and managers
  • Excellent customer service, mentoring and teamwork skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex database issues and keep database performance at optimum level
  • Ability to quickly assimilate new technologies and information and make sound decisions
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team as well as provide technical leadership and direction for their define technical lane
  • Ability to operate with a strong sense of urgency and motivate others to be the same

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 Kansas City, MO 8751

Advantage Tech is looking for a Senior PM for our Kansas City, MO client.

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Plans and coordinates all aspects of internal information system-specific projects from initiation to delivery. Is responsible for the management and the day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of multiple enterprise wide projects. Projects often involve network, server, or software implementation and upgrades. Coordinates work performed by internal and external IT staff and internal customers/partners.

Develops detailed project plans and manages all implementation processes including resource allocation, progress tracking, monitoring change control process, testing, documentation, training, and on-time delivery within budget constraints.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Communicate clearly to stakeholders and customers both in writing and verbally specific test results, customer feedback, and any appropriate actions suggested
  • Provide technical support to internal and external customer
  • Mentor the continual development of others within the given project or department
  • Lead and advise others regarding quality control for specific projects or applications as assigned by management
  • Develop internal and external customer relationships that result in quality project deliveries
  • Lead and/or participate in training efforts for assigned projects
  • Proactively seek learning opportunities and stay current on new skills to bring benefit to the local program office and to projects.

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Minimum Education & Experience Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Project Management or related field or 4 years of additional experience in lieu of degree
  • 5 years of IT project management experience
  • 2 years within an agile framework

 

Preferred Education & Experience Qualifications

  • 8 years of IT Project Management experience
  • 3 years within an agile framework

 

Technical Skills & Competencies

  • Customer focus
  • Action oriented
  • Listening
  • Career ambition
  • Learning on the fly
  • Time management
  • Problem solving
  • Technical learning
  • Functional and technical skills
  • Written communications

 

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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Java Developer Kansas City, KS 8749

Advantage Tech is looking for a Java Developer.

 

Position Overview

This position is primarily responsible for designing, developing and maintaining enterprise level software solutions.

Job Responsibilities

  • Translate business requirements into intuitive software solutions

  • Participate within an Agile (Scrum) development team

  • Collaborate with fellow IT and software developers while building knowledge base

  • Participate in technical design discussion and hands-on solution implementation

  • Keep a critical eye on new design specifications and raise quality, performance or architectural concerns

Qualifications and Skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills are a must

  • High energy, proactive and approachable personality who enjoy solving diverse problems

  • Proven problem solving abilities and creative thinking

  • Experience championing concepts like CI/CD

  • At least 3 years of Software development experience with Java

  • At least 2 years of experience using JavaScript, with a focus on modern frameworks

  • Ability to positively interact with all members of development team

  • Thorough understanding of object oriented development theory

  • Self-starter capable of working on small teams in a fast-paced environment

  • Experience working with an RDMS as a Software Developer; such as MySQL or PostgreSQL

  • Knowledge of concurrent programming challenges: multi-threading, high scale, race conditions, deadlock, semaphores, etc. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Multi-threading in Java

  • Modern JavaScript framework (such as ReactJS, Angular, Backbone)

  • Data processing, design and analysis

  • Data warehousing

  • Micro-services

  • Relational and non-relational databases

  • Source control tools such as GIT

  • Open source frameworks like Apache and Spring 

  • Build tools such as Apache Maven and Gradle

  • Asynchronous messaging

  • Python

  • Tensorflow

  • AWS

DevOps Engineer Lenexa, KS 8746

Advantage Tech is looking for a DevOps Engineer for our Lenexa, KS client.  They are a global company with great growth and benefits.  

  • Summary:

    We are seeking software engineers with a passion for process automation. In this role, you will be responsible for bridging the gap between development and operations by assisting in the design, implementation, and maintenance of Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) pipelines, as well as automation and management of lower environments.

     

    Job Details:

    Responsibilities:

     

     

    Qualifications:

     

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Automate provisioning of infrastructure, including installation and configuration of third-party components, to ensure efficient delivery of stable dev, test, and staging environments

    • Implement, monitor, and maintain CI/CD pipelines to allow development teams to deploy solutions into dev, test, and staging environments

    • Automate additional routine tasks where possible

    • Collaborate with development teams and leadership on a daily basis to identify, troubleshoot and resolve issues in lower environments and processes

    • Recommend process improvements to increase efficiency of development organization

    • Exemplify a culture of innovation, collaboration, and problem-solving

    • 1 year of strong devops / automation experience

    • Conceptual understanding of devops topics like CI/CD and infrastructure as code

    • Experience with SVN or Git, build tools like Jenkins or TeamCity, collaboration tools like Jira, Rally, Confluence, and Crucible

    • Proficiency with one or more scripting languages

    • Experience with configuration management tools like Chef or Puppet

    • Familiarity with Java application servers like Tomcat or Wildfly

    • Fluency with basic networking concepts

    • Comfortable in both Windows and Linux environments

    • Ability to diagnose and resolve computer system and operational issues

    • A passion for automation and efficiency

    • A desire to teach and to learn

    • Self-motivated and independent. Able to drive projects to completion with minimal supervision

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with ability to relay complex topics to both technical and non-technical team members

    • BS/BA degree completed or in the works

    • Experience with Docker and container orchestration platforms like ECS or Kubernetes

    • Experience with cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud, including container orchestration offerings, infrastructure automation tools, and logging/monitoring tools

    • Experience with agile methodologies like Scrum or Kanban

    • Experience with application development is a plus

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

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

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Java Developer Lenexa, KS 8745

Advantage Tech is looking for a Senior Software Developer in the Lenexa, KS area.  This is a great company with excellent work life balance. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Participate in all phases of the software development life cycle utilizing Agile Scrum methodology in the creation of new software products.
  • Collaborate with business analysts, product managers and other development engineers in the design and evolution of software solutions that support any and all types of financial transactions in higher education.
  • Adhere to the highest standards to insure the security and reliability of our applications
  • PCI DSS-compliant development and code review
  • Ability to interact with key customers during development, provide Tier III level support in problem resolution, and receive product feedback from customers at our bi-annual user conference
  • Limited on-call work hours; work-life balance is a priority a for our client.

Required skills: 
 

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in software engineering
  • Proficient in Java, JavaScript frameworks, HTML, XML, SQL
  • Experience with Object Oriented programming
  • A passion for learning new technologies
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • BS/BA degree completed or in the works (Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Business/CIS or related), preferred

Desired Skills: 
 

  • 7+ years of experience with Java, JavaScript frameworks, JSP, JSF, HTML, XML, SQL
  • Spring MVC
  • EJB and SQL
  • ORM, Hibernate, JPA
  • Experience with ERP systems such as PeopleSoft, Banner and Colleague or similar
  • Experience working with higher education institutions
  • Understanding of PCI compliance
  • Payment industry/financial transaction experience
  • Confluence, JIRA, SVN, Git, FishEye, Crucible, Maven, Jenkins, JUnit, Balsamiq, and Microsoft Office
  • Agile methodology

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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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.

Converged Platform Manager Kansas City, MO 8742

Advantage Tech is looking for a Convered Platform Manager for our Kansas City, MO Client.

This is a management position within MIS area. Will communicate effectively with associates, peers & primary customers (business units or other MIS teams). Will have the ability to manage & maintain emotions & respond to difficult & challenging situations without emotional reactions. Other responsibilities may include: focusing on associate management & development; introduction to a competency-based management program; coaching, listening & providing timely feedback to your associates; interviewing candidates & participating with hiring decisions; understanding & having the ability to execute towards a technology strategy; having the ability to set challenging yet attainable goals for associates; requesting, managing & monitoring work efforts; understanding current processes & promoting adherence; recognizing ambiguity; ensuring compliance with all software licensing agreements; having budgetary awareness & understands lights-on, non-discretionary & discretionary work; actively managing load & resource planning; having the ability to manage projects & work efforts to a Service Delivery LifeCycle process (SDLC); having the ability to understand risk & impact to the business. Other duties as assigned.

– Solid understanding of Converged and Hyper-Converge Infrastructure including previous experience in supporting or managing converged infrastructure, virtualization technologies (server and desktop), and storage platforms.
– Experienced in gathering requirements, architecture review, system design input and implementation of enterprise class solutions.
– Proven ability to handle multiple, complex technical and business projects.
– Demonstrated experience in enterprise level operational support and systems management, including after hours on call personnel/escalations within the positions areas of responsibility.
– Experience in supporting or managing enterprise class storage arrays and object based storage platforms.
– Experience in leading and managing projects within areas of responsibility.
– Comfortable in presenting material to other managers, stakeholders and customers as needed.
– Experience in Audit and Regulatory Compliance for areas of control.
– Experience with the following technologies:
– VMWare based solutions
– Citrix based solutions (i.e. XenDesktop, XenApp)
– Hitachi Storage Solutions (i.e. Dell/EMC Storage solutions)

 

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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Quality Assurance Analyst Lenexa, KS 8736

Advantage Tech is looking for a Quality Assurance Analyst for our Lenexa, KS client. 

Job Responsibilities:

-Execute manual test cases provided by the credit card processors for certification.

-Perform testing for different card types using a Collis EMV Personalization Validation Tool.

-Document and/or review testing results working closely with Developers and Solution Analysts to resolve reported issues.

-Creating testing environments and testing data needed to execute manual test cases.

-Perform software configurations, minor updates and deployments to manage your testing system for successful testing results.

-Manage testing to project timelines.

-Communication with Credit Card Processors throughout the certification process.

-Ensure High Quality in all deliverables: software, test cases, bug cases, and documented results

-Become a subject matter expert on credit card processing hardware and certification testing.

-Perform debugging of testing environments; review log files for troubleshooting and configuration verification of environments.

Required skills/experience:

-One+ years of experience testing hardware andor web based software applications.

-Experience using SQL to extract, modify and add data to SQL Server databases.

-Knowledge and application of structured testing concepts, methodologies, and tools.

-Solid understanding of the SDLC and Agile software development methodology.

-Creative, detail oriented and a problem solver.

-Strong organizational and analytical skills.

-Self-motivated and driven; takes ownership of personal and team goals.

-Able to excel with limited supervision in a rapidly changing environment under aggressive timelines.

-Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred skills/experience:

-Experience with credit card readers andor Collis tool.

-Knowledge of POS and eCommerce applications and understanding of the rules around accepting payments.

-Experience with credit card processing certification process.

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, MO 8725

Advantage Tech is seeking an Applications Developer for their client based out of Kansas City.

 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create superior software design using object oriented principles.
  • Architect, analyze, design, test, implement, troubleshoot and maintain new and existing software solutions across multiple platforms
  • Willingness and ability to adapt and learn new technologies.
  • Design end-user friendly, highly functional, intuitive user interfaces.
  • See projects / assignments through to completion while adhering to business timelines.
  • Provide 3rd level support.
  • Provide on-call support.
  • Participate as an active team member on projects in cooperation with the Project Management Office.
  • Ensure proper documentation is maintained on all projects.

Preferred technical competencies:

  • 4-5 years of experience in developing applications using C# .NET and/or VB .NET
  • Experience with SQL Server (T-SQL)
  • Experience in developing applications with front-end technologies such as JavaScript, JQuery, HTML and CSS
  • Adept in Object Oriented Design
  • Excellent analytical, design and troubleshooting skills and server side debugging skills.
  • Experience with SharePoint and SharePoint Online development a Plus.
BA/QA Analyst Topeka, KS Map 8724

Advantage Tech is looking for a BA/QA Analyst.

Role:

Applies technical and team leadership abilities in working closely with business clients and other members of the IT Solutions Delivery team in an iterative, Agile software development environment to define and clarify requirements, facilitate prioritizing requirements, configure packaged software products, test software and assist in resolving defects. The position will also serve as a technical subject matter expert on supported applications and assist in the training of end users on developed applications. Guidance and mentoring of other team members in Business Analysis and Quality Assurance areas of specialization (on-boarding, skill-building, automated testing, etc.) will also be provided.

Responsibilities:

  • Play a primary role in the identification and management of business and system requirements through the project life-cycle and across single or multiple systems.
  • Prepare test plans, scenarios, and test data and execute a variety of manual and/or automated test types.
  • Configure packaged software products based on business and system requirements.
  • Work with packaged software product vendors to troubleshoot, tune, and manage software environments.
  • Assist with the installation of packaged software products in test and production environments.
  • Participate in packaged software product upgrades and support.
  • Actively participate in areas of BA/QA specialization (on-boarding, skill-building, automated testing, etc.)
  • Identify, document, track, and assist in the resolution of defects in all testing stages.
  • Work with project team to accurately estimate and prioritize project work.
  • Report on project progress.
  • Actively participate in process improvement initiatives.
  • Assist users in resolving production problems and trains users in systems operations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Expectations:

  1. Independently, works closely with clients and other members of the development team and IT management, to understand the business domain and provide leadership in the performance of elicitation, review, analysis, documentation, modeling and prioritization of business and system requirements for existing and new business systems of moderate to extremely high complexity. 
  2. Configure packaged software products based upon business requirements. May include:
    1. Designing and implementing graphical user interface (GUI) screens and application workflow.
    2. Writing basic to advanced (e.g. joins) SQL queries and updates.
    3. Designing, writing, and troubleshooting package-specific reports.
    4. Defining, designing, troubleshooting, tuning, and adjusting job/process scheduling and sequencing.
  3. Working with a significant degree of independent judgment:
    1. Identifies, tracks, and resolves project-related issues with project stakeholders.
    2. Drives prioritization of requirements by business value.
    3. Develops area of BA/QA Specialization for delivery to BA/QA team.
  4. Utilizing Agile best practices, readily brings new approaches into the requirements gathering and testing process, always identifying opportunities for improvement.
  5. Working independently and in a leadership role, is able to apply agile methods to:
    1. Creation of test plans
    2. Identify and develop necessary test data
    3. Assist in the creation of automated tests
    4. Execute manual and/or automated tests
    5. Identify, document, and communicate program defects
    6. Assist in defect resolution
  6. Work with product vendors to troubleshoot, tune and manage software environments.
  7. Assist with planning software upgrades and support including basic troubleshooting and vendor communication.
  8. Provides production support and troubleshooting on a broad number of systems.  Assists the client with the training of end users and the preparation of training and operational support documentation.  Provides strategic input on future direction of applications as necessary.
  9. Participates with project team in implementation and post-production support of applications.
  10. Actively identifies opportunities for process improvement and willingly assists or leads in the implementation.
  11. Supports other team members in championing and implementing process improvements.
  12. Actively work with teams in problem solving with focus on solutions and understanding the “big picture”.
  13. Comfortable with a degree of uncertainty and fast pace.
  14. Willingness to adapt to changing business and technical environments.
  15. Continuously expand skill set by learning new techniques.  Share knowledge and experience with other members of the IT organization and business clients.
  16. Balance multiple tasks, priorities, and deadlines.
  17. Protect business records created or used in business processes to ensure availability, confidentiality, integrity; and the retention and destruction of such as specified by relevant policies.
  18. Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, ability to problem solve, memory for details, ability to prioritize, and ability to maintain concentrated mental and visual attention for sustained periods.
  19. Demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion (D&I) by taking actions that are consistent with D&I program. Provides reporting to the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI), as needed, as well as partners with OMWI to implement effective policies and procedures that incorporate D&I into business activities.

Knowledge and Skills:

Experience: Advanced level of competency with five to seven years of similar or related professional experience.

Education: Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent work experience.

Interpersonal Skills: A significant level of trust and diplomacy is required, in addition to normal courtesy and tact. Work may involve motivating or influencing others. Outside contacts become important and fostering sound relationships with other entities (companies and/or individuals) becomes necessary.

Other Skills:

  1. Three to five years of general financial experience comprising a combination of education and hands-on experience is preferred.  (Experience may be in operational or information technology aspects of the financial sector).
  2. Ability to think orderly, logically, and analytically and strong problem-solving skills.
  3. Resourcefulness and creativity when researching new products and techniques.
  4. Intermediate understanding of Microsoft Office is required. (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)
  5. Familiarity with test automation concepts and tools is preferred.
  6. Significant experience with Agile development methods is required.
  7. Advanced understanding of some combination of database design, programming concepts and web development is required.
  8. Advanced understanding of testing concepts and tools is required.
  9. Advanced understanding of business analysis is required.
  10. Demonstrated ability in area of specialization is required.
  11. Demonstrated ability in database querying methods is required.
  12. Must be able to work and travel independently and use general office equipment.
  13. Must be goal-oriented and have a strong sense of team solidarity.
Senior Software Developer Kansas City, MO 8723

Job Summary:

The Business Intelligence Developer is responsible for the realization of business requirements through the design or translation, and development of moderately complex business intelligence solutions. A primary responsibility of this role is to execute the effective utilization of Tableau (Desktop & Server) by participating and consulting directly with the customer to accomplish and deliver project development results.  Designs, builds, tests, and documents moderately complex Tableau reports, in addition to assisting with deployment and maintenance/support tasks.  This individual will possess specialized technical skills within the domain of software development and have established knowledge of the specific technical stack required for this role along with basic knowledge and proficiency in other relevant technologies.  The Business Intelligence Developer should possess report/data experience.  This individual must possess the ability to contribute in the analysis, design, and implementation of solutions, and have mastered technologies and processes used to deliver solutions.

Key Activities:

  • Proficient in contributing to the analysis, design, and implementation of technology solutions, utilizing broad industry awareness and expertise.
  • Analyzes requirements and participates in the resulting design activities for moderately complex business applications in the context of the full software development life cycle.
  • 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.
  • Work closely with team members and project manager primarily for the purpose of exchanging information, providing status updates, and proposing options/solutions.
  • Creates estimates for assigned development tasks.
  • Works with minimal oversight.
  • Demonstrates full competence with activities related to construction, testing, and delivery.
  • Develops/grow skill in design activities.
  • May provide guidance and mentoring to less experienced developers as needed.
  • Provide troubleshooting and issue resolution support.
  • Leads by example and demonstrates high performance in the areas of customer service, collaboration, team work, and reliability.

Qualifications:

  • 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. Ability to explain complex technical information to technical and nontechnical contacts.                                                                                                                                                                                                        
  • Strong planning and organization skills.                                                                                                                                                    
  • Strong problem solving skills, including the ability to think logically and analytically.                                                                                                                

 

.NET Developer Lenexa, KS 8721

Advantage Tech is looking for a .NET Developer.  This position is with a client of ours that located on Lenexa, Ks.

The Web 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# coding skills and a track record of getting stuff done
  • Solid experience with ASP.NET, MS Web Forms / Web Apps / Web API, SQL, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, debugging, etc.
  • 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 web application development and coding design principles

    Ideal candidates will have:  

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

Technologies

  • ASP.NET 4.6.1
  • SQL 2012 – 2016
  • JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, HTML
  • AngularJS
  • Visual Studio 2015
  • Webforms and MVC
  • TFS 2015
  • Telerik
  • Syncfusion
  • Web Services
  • Windows Services
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3
  • ServiceNow
  • LLBLGen Pro

 

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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DevOps Engineer Kansas City, MO 8717

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

Reporting to our Director of Engineering Operations, you will be a trusted partner, working closely with our application developers and architects to build, automate, and support our application infrastructure and deployment processes.

 

As a key member of the Engineering team, your main focus will be on increasing the velocity of development and the delivery of applications while minimizing downtime.

 

If you have a passion for automation, enjoy and thrive in an agile, fast-moving, ever-changing startup environment, welcome and take on technical challenges of all shapes and sizes, have excellent interpersonal skill and sense of humor and enjoy rolling up your sleeves and jumping in, then read on!

 

This role is based in our Kansas City, MO office. Local candidates only please.

 

Key Accountabilities:

    • Maintaining and improving existing infrastructure
    • Enforcing best practices for security and reliability
    • Troubleshooting and resolving infrastructure issues
    • Automating recurring tasks
    • Maintaining and improving existing build and deployment processes
    • Collaborating with development teams
    • Performing IT tasks as needed in our KC office

Desired skills and experience:

  •  

    Personal Attributes

    • Advanced knowledge of Azure including: SQL Server, AI, Cognitive Services, Migration Services, Load Balancer, Blob Storage, Table Service, Web Apps, Function Apps, Cosmos DB, Virtual Machines, Virtual Networks
    • Knowledge of AWS and AWSCLI including: Kinesis, CloudWatch, Lambda, IAM, EC2, VPC, EBS, ELB/ALB, SNS, SQS, S3, Elasticache, DynamoDB, Elasticsearch, CloudFormation, Container Service, Redshift
    • Strong knowledge and understanding of CI/CD processes and tools
    • 3-8 years’ non-trivial, production-level experience in a DevOps, software development, or infrastructure engineering role
    • Docker and related orchestration technologies
    • Deploying .NET and node.js applications and websites
    • Bamboo or similar
    • Octopus Deploy or similar
    • Bitbucket or similar
    • Scripting languages such as Python, Bash, PowerShell
    • Experience with monitoring tools like Splunk and relevant capacity planning
    • Experience with SQL Server, SignalR
    • Highly organized with superb attention to detail
    • Superior project management and organizational skills
    • Proven ability to work in an ever-changing environment, ability to connect the dots and make decisions on your own feet
    • Ability to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing
    • Exercise sound judgment and work successfully with all employee levels, regardless of background and perspectives
    • Be comfortable working in a distributed, semi-virtual environment
    • Be capable of creating and executing on technical direction and tasks for yourself and others
    • Be able to take minimal direction from others and provide maximal output for yourself (and others)

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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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.
Software Engineer Kansas City, MO 8714

Job Summary:

Advantage Tech is seeking candidates for a Software Engineer position. This position will have responsibilities in the analysis, design, development, implementation and support of enterprise solutions for a large payment system.

 

Key Activities:

  • Participates in all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), including post implementation support and maintenance
  • Analyzes, designs, codes and implements enterprise technology software solutions
  • Analyzes business requirements and creates technical designs and specifications for independent implementation or for less experienced team members.
  • Creates estimates and work breakdown structures on assigned development tasks.
  • Works collaboratively with leads to incorporate development activities into master delivery schedule.
  • Develops strong partnerships and relationships with team members, business customers and other key stakeholders
  • Consults effectively with customers and business partners on defined assignments.
  • Effectively communicates status and progress on assignments.
  • Recognizes issues and risks in a timely fashion and effectively contributes to mitigating activities.

Qualifications:

  • At least six years of relevant and progressive application development experience directly related to the design and development of software solutions; to include four or more years of IBM InfoSphere DataStage development.?  
  • Demonstrated proficiency with IBM InfoSphere DataStage parallel extender development tool. ?
  • Experience with SQL; prefer experience with DB2
  • Experience with Linux and shell script
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and learn new technologies ?        
  • Foundational knowledge of industry standards and best practices surrounding all aspects of Software Development Life Cycle(SDLC).         
  • Demonstrated proficiency with agile software development principles?    
  • 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.?       
  • Effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills.  ?  
  • Explains technical information in terms easily understood by target audiences. ?        
  • Expert Problem Solving and Business Acumen.? 
  • Prefer experience with IBM InfoSphere DataStage on MVS, TSO and MVS JCL
Business Analyst Kansas City, MO 8713

Advantage Tech is helping our fast growing IT department seeks to add a Business Analyst. 

JOB SUMMARY:

This position requires strong business analysis, technical and functional writing skills along with the ability to apply proven project management, communication, and problem-solving skills to maximize the benefit of IT systems, practices and procedures in a KanBan development environment.  This role will carry the expectation to absorb and retain information quickly, specifically complex functional and technical information.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

·                     Developing written specifications about the organization’s business systems to be read by both technical and non-technical personnel across all departments

·                     Liaise with internal and external customers to define business procedures and establish documentation needs

·                     Analyze customer requests and prepare technical documentation for software development.

·                     Analyze IT project requirements to determine types of documents needed

·                     Collaborate with systems and development staff to collect and interpret technical information

·                     Communicate process changes, enhancements, project status, and modifications to management, peers, staff, vendors and other Associates so that issues can be resolved.

·                     Plan, organize and manage multiple projects including:

o        Creating Project Work plans.

o        Identifying resources, making assignments, and reporting progress.

o        Applying methodology and enforcing project standards to minimize exposure and risk.

o        Ensuring project documentation through all phases of the project.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT related field.
  • Proficient with PowerPoint, Visio and MS Project.
  • Strong experience in writing technical documents for developer use.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience managing IT projects.

·                     Ability to work independently once assigned a task

·                     KanBan and waterfall development philosophy

  • Highly self-motivated and willing to tackle new challenges

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

 

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Application Developer Topeka, KS 8712

Advantage Tech is looking for an Application Developer

Experience and skills required

Minimum of 3 years of experience coding, testing, and debugging application programs is required.

C#, Net”, Visual Studio , SQL Server Mgmt Studio

SQL Server Reporting Services – SSRS

SQL Server integration packages – SSIS

Team Foundation server

Web services/API development

Ability to keep technical operations running daily which includes ftp, batch jobs, helpdesk support and vouchers.

Excellent communication skills, translate complex technical language to users in an understandable manner.

Ability to maintain positive working relationships.

Ability to work effectively within a team.

Commitment to excellent customer service.

.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.
Build and Release Engineer Lee's Summit, MO 8703

 

 

Advantage Tech is looking for a Build and Release Engineer for our Lee's Summit client.  

Build and Release Engineer, will be responsible for managing the Git environment. This individual will oversee all activities within the environment to manage source code repositories and engineer automated software deliveries.

 

Job Description

  • Develops and maintains documentation of programs, user guides, policies and procedures.
  • Support the daily build and release needs of agile scrum teams.
  • Coordinate with application deployment team on production deployments.
  • Responsible for the continual automation, integration, and optimization of software build and deployment system.
  • Consistently and proactively look for opportunities to automate to improve systems performance.
  • Make recommendations to upper management and lead full rollout and proper transition to operation teams.
  • Collect and Maintain Metrics for success for deployments to measure value
  • Maintain code branches and perform integrations across branches using Azure DevOps and Git. Understands different branching strategies.
  • Automate and drive efficiencies in build and release management.
  • Investigating tools and processes and integrating them so that they can improve the reliability, stability and efficiency with which the build and release happens.
  • Working closely with the development and Operations Support team to integrate new deployment processes and strategies to meet the new feature requirements.
  • Creates both operational and executive dashboards to record and report on key metrics within the organization.
  • Documents production application providing required information for Computer Operations and Network Services staffs.
  • Conducts complex work important to the organization.
  • Works under minimal supervision with wide latitude for independent judgment
  • Must have ability to effectively maintain focus and productivity while working on multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision and guidance
  • Must maintain knowledge of current and upcoming technologies
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Prefers 3+ years of experience in Git and Azure DevOps.
  • Requires a Bachelor's degree (120 credit hours) in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Telecommunications, or qualified technology certifications in network, systems, or other related certifications. 
  • Additional years of qualifying work experience may be considered in lieu of formal education.
  • Proficient in Powershell or similar scripting tools, MS Build, Nuget packages.
  • Prefer additional experience deploying to Microsoft Azure.
  • Experience with Agile methodologies.
  • Experience with build and continuous integration systems
  • Experience of working with code repositories like TFS, SVN, Git & automation of configuration management tasks, along with other tools/applications like JIRA, Confluence, Team City/Jenkins, Fish Eye etc.
  • Knowledge of .NET architecture, web apps, web services, and web configurations.
  • Demonstrated expertise in customization of Git/DevOps Work Items Types, Process Templates, Work Areas and Iterations.?
  • Ability to effectively maintain focus and productivity while working on multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision and guidance.

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

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

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Software Development Engineer II Kansas City, MO 8694

Advantage Tech is looking for a Software Developer for our Olathe, KS Client. 

  QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

•             3+ years of C# .Net web application development experience and strong knowledge of .Net platform, ActiveX, and DLL

•             3+ years of development experience of MVC, API, web service and SQL Server development

•             Strong knowledge of web service with development experience

•             Good working experience of Unit Test in VS2013 or later

•             Ability to establish good working relationships with a diverse group of individuals across Commerce

•             Ability to work with various both IT and business teams

•             Individual must be self-motivated and proactive with excellent interpersonal skills

•             Familiarity with websites, software applications, databases, and networking.

•             Knowledge of software development lifecycle methodologies and Agile project management processes.

•             Ability to assist in constructing and reviewing requirements.

•             Solid skills interpreting and developing test scripts (use case scenarios).

•             Ability to maintain documentation and process models.

•             Strong analytic skills to perform manual testing of software applications

•             Demonstrate ability to communicate clearly & effectively with multiple technical & non-technical groups, verbal and written

•             Financial Services Experience is a Plus

•             Professional with Associates degree preferred or equivalent experience.

•             Knowledge and experience of Microsoft products: Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.

              

Desired, but not required:

•             Experience with Agile methodologies

•             Banking experience preferred

•             Experience with Performance Testing

•             Experience with automated testing tools

•             Experience supporting software in the financial services industry

•             Experience with bug tracking and problem reporting software

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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Software Development Engineer in Test Lead & Architect Addison, TX 8688

Advantage Tech is seeking an enthusiastic SDET Architect, who is passionate about quality and automation. The architect will be responsible for delivering the complete automation test infrastructure/tools for Mary Kay Automation use, while adhering to the best automation practices/principles. They will work with teams of developers, testers and application architects to implement consistent approaches to automated testing.  They will also help provide coaching and mentoring of the QA automation engineers on standards and best practices of automation.

In addition, they will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of improvements of our automated testing framework, tooling, and pipelines, with the goal of improving testing adoption and quality of the platform firmwide. Thinking of new ways to implement features that find issues and problems in product designs. Understanding the full stack of Sales Force Clouds and components in order to implement appropriate automation and validation. Design the new components and features that keep the test framework in a state of constant improvement.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Evangelize the concept of industry standard automation pyramid and is responsible to develop and deliver automation roadmap to drive transformation of client quality and testing organization.
  • This person will be working with internal clients and must exhibit thought leadership, be a transformation agent, be technically savvy and can establish themselves as trusted advisors that understand broader IT enterprise architecture.
  • Perform assessments (POCs), develop solutions and proposals to lead the automation development strategy and implementation into new technologies that would help maximize quality in our products.
  • Perform assessments, develop solutions and drive forward innovation to lead the automation infrastructure strategy making sure that the automation’s goals are met. Research on current industry-wide quality & test processes, tools and technologies.  Function as a subject matter expert; architect; develop automation infrastructure that can span our development delivery models.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, training to implement test automation across project teams automation tools. Evaluate and select best usage of test automation tools for different purposes and provide mentoring to other QA automation engineers on what, why, and who as it relates to the capabilities and features of the automation framework, and recommending the best automated testing processes.
  • Work with cross-functional teams (Architects, Developers, QA, Devops) in test automation activities across the organization. Communicate, coordinate, align, and present automation strategy with the  Program Architects and engineering team members, and make recommendations to improve reliability, performance, best practices and processes.
  • Work across business lines/applications to understand and meet the automated testing needs and ROI for business partners and customers. Develop prototypes and reference architectures to be leveraged by application teams.
  • Provide guidance and coaching to team on how to best organize automated tests to flow in CI/CD workflow to be efficient with their execution.
  • Revamp / rewire the existing automation infrastructure to deliver a stable and scalable automation architecture for API/UI/Mobile needs.
  • Actively contribute in code and design walkthroughs of automated testing implementations across the division. Develop scripts that perform well and can run in parallel for faster delivery.
  • Work with teams and leadership to develop meaningful test metrics around automated testing.
  • Drive towards a high pass-rate of automated tests execution laying out a path of reliability and consistency in results.
  • Organize, Administer QA Testing tools for manual and automation tests.
  • Document process for testing tool utilization and automation framework usage.
  • Continuously evaluate technical testing complexities and discuss the mitigations as early as possible with the team members and managers.
  • Work and collaborate with QA leads, SI Vendors, CoE teams to ensure their need for automation is met for every story; as automation must be part of the story/sprint deliverable.
  • Develop complex regression plans that can be used to deliver fixes, features as quickly as it could be – less than a day to less than hour and minutes.
  • Work closely with the Product Design & client facing teams to gather and verify requirements for test scenarios that match customer use cases. Able to develop complex manual and automation testing strategies for every story, and write, execute manual, automated test cases from requirements.
  • Must collaborate and communicate technical details effectively with DevOps, Developers, BAs, Product Owners to get accurate technical and business requirements for every story. Responsible to review written test cases with developers and BAs at the development phase of the story.
  • Responsible to write, validate API test cases and to ensure all API integration tests are automated during development phase working with developers along with making sure they are running during CI/CD. Develop UI automation tests using existing framework or update framework to support new methods, actions and/or make framework enhancements to help the team.
  • Should coordinate with Offshore automation engineers and onsite scrum lead(s) to ensure all test cases are automated for UI, API where and when needed as part of the sprint.
  • Responsible to develop end to end test cases working together with SI Vendors, CoE teams and internal teams to ensure those test cases are automated and are part of CD.

 

Required Skills:

  • 10+ years’ experience in software testing or related field developing test cases and test plans.
  • 5+ years’ experience development in enterprise-level applications, architecting test automation frameworks for enterprise-level applications.
  • Excellent skills on Designing and writing test automation scripts. Familiar and hands on with QA testing and automation tools and must adopt QA processes. Responsible to create, manage and maintain test projects and test suites in the testing tools.
  • Experience in defining, navigating through Unit Tests and expanding Automation on top of it without dependencies.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills should be able to dive deep and provide root cause for the bugs.
  • Sound in investigating and analyzing issues and clearly able to distinguish the problems as applications and automation script failure.
  • Hands on experience in CI/CD implementation with tools such as Jenkin, Azure Devops and other similar technologies.
  • Excellent communicator and thought leader in test architecture/process design. Excellent communications skills (both written and verbal) and strong ability to work with internal and external constituents at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong Agile experience to deliver automation alongside of development and as part of DoD during the feature development.
  • Strong cross-functional collaboration experience with stakeholders – understanding their needs and building solutions that solve their problems.
  • Experience mentoring fellow software engineers.
  • Ability to make the important trade-offs between perfection and complexity
  • Proven track record of successfully implementing and deploying automation frameworks across UI, API and mobile platforms.
  • Experience in test frameworks and tools like Junit, TestNG, Appium, JMeter, Postman, Selenium C#.
  • Good exposure to Confluence (Collaboration/Documentation tool), JIRA.
  • Experience with SOAP or RESTFul web services.
  • Strong ability to write meaningful, complex documents such as software development specifications, network and other architectural diagrams and architecture proposals.

Highly Preferred Skills:

  • Experience or Exposure highly Preferred in: SFDC, JIRA, Bitbucket, Jenkins, Test Case Management Tools (like qTest, MTM), Azure Devops, C#
  • Experience leading onshore/offshore teams

 

Education: BS in Computer Science, Software Engineering, related IT field or equivalent combination of experience and education

 

IT Dev Mgr Omaha, NE 8686

Are you looking for your next opportunity to be part of the leadership for an incredible project that will change lives?  This company is seeking an IT Mgr to help lead an application development team in a high visibility project to bring it to completion.  

Key Activities:

  • Identifies, initiates and oversees department objectives to improve performance and alignment with both division and System goals and objectives.
  • Assesses staff workload and coordinates department planning to ensure appropriate staffing levels are maintained.
  • Demonstrates support for and ensures compliance with Bank and System policies and procedures. Identifies and develops department strategies aligned with business need and high priority objectives. Identifies risks in department functions and processes and establishes appropriate controls to minimize risks.
  • Leads, or oversees, projects or other activities of varying complexity and priority. Guides District or System projects by directly managing meetings and activities.
  • Selects, empowers and leads staff, fostering an environment where all can provide input and improve personal effectiveness.
  • Develops staff by identifying developmental assignments and training opportunities, working with individuals on their personal goals, delegating responsibilities and providing timely feedback. Approves personnel actions such as transfers, hiring and progressive counseling.
  • Identifies and oversees development of appropriate IT infrastructure consistent with System and District objectives. Stays abreast of latest IT technologies, applications and industry standards by reviewing periodicals, attending seminars and maintaining contact with local vendors.

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Software Architect Kansas City, MO 8680

Advantage Tech is looking for a Software Architect for our Kansas City, MO client.

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

The Software Architect plans, coordinates, architects, and supervises activities related to the development and integration of software programs, applications, and third-party solutions as required to meet the business requirements of the organization. The Architect also develops and maintains an application architecture blueprint for the organization.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Define all aspects of development from appropriate technology and workflow to coding standards
  • Collaborate with other professionals to determine functional and non-functional requirements for new software or applications
  • Provide technical guidance and coaching to developers and engineers
  • Develop high-level product specifications with attention to system integration and feasibility
  • Communicate successfully all concepts and guidelines to development team
  • Oversee progress of development team to ensure consistency with initial design
  • Communicates clearly in both writing and verbally specific logic involved in assigned tasks
  • Ensure software meets all requirements of quality, security, modifiability, extensibility etc.

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Minimum Education & Experience Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or 4 years of additional relevant experience in lieu of degree
  • 4 years of professional software architecture or enterprise software development experience
  • Experience developing enterprise and solution level architectural designs
  • Experience overseeing the linking of cross-functional applications between disparate business units and systems
  • Experience with business and technical requirements analysis, business process modeling/mapping, methodology development, and data mapping
  • Technically fluent in programming languages, .Net, AngularJS, 3js, Python, Unity, PHP, or HTML 5.  Strong background in risk management methodologies as they relate to integration/software engineering.
  • Strong understanding of end-user needs and requirements
  • 3 years of direct experience in an agile environment

 

Preferred Education & Experience Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 8+ years of professional software architecture or enterprise software development experience
  • SCRUM or other certifications commiserate with job requirements

 

Technical Skills & Competencies

  • Proven oral and written communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of integration best practices
  • Customer focus
  • Action oriented
  • Listening
  • Career ambition
  • Learning on the fly
  • Time management
  • Technical learning
  • Functional and technical 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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Network and IT Infrastructure Manager Kansas City, MO 8679

We are seeking a Network & IT Infrastructure Manager for a great client in the Kansas City area. 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Responsible for the management and daily operations of the Network & IT Infrastructure team with direct reports including; staffing, scheduling, employee performance, problem solving and troubleshooting high level technical issues
  • Encourage the Network & IT Infrastructure team to complete customer tickets within SLA deadlines; prioritize and route ticket flow as necessary
  • Work collaboratively with other Leads on ticket escalations and high level projects
  • Oversee team projects encompassing the entire project from analysis, research and design through deployment, maintenance and support
  • Ability to effectively diagnose and communicate wide scale issues; partner with Research and Innovation to develop solutions
  • Responsible for the overall Menlo Network and IT Infrastructure maintenance and functionality
  • Actively diagnose and troubleshoot computer malfunctions related to all hardware/software, servers/networks
  • Automation of repetitive tasks to drive efficiencies and document for future reference including: scripts, programs, processes and standards
  • All other duties as assigned

Requirements

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years of leadership or management experience or equivalent
  • 3+ years of IT experience required
  • Technical certifications such as MCSE, CCNA, or CCNP are desired

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE & ATTRIBUTES

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with a focus on leadership and management
  • Operating system experience – Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 10/Mac OSX/iOS/Android
  • Experience with Windows registry/configuration; virtualizing apps
  • Ability to absorb and retain information quickly with a high attention to detail
  • Highly self-motivated with the ability to resolve problems quickly

WORK CONDITIONS

  • Sitting for extended periods of time
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, power tools, and to handle other computer components
Systems Engineer Kansas City, MO 8678

Description

We are seeking optimistic, proactive, self-sufficient, urgent, and energetic people! The right candidate will have the capability of problem solving on a proactive basis and also follow rules, policies, and procedures, and hold others accountable to those same standards. These candidates should also be highly capable of thinking critically and creating process and systems. The position requires ability to adjust to change, shifting priorities, deadlines and goals. This person will respond positively to unpredictable situations and problems that can occur throughout their work responsibilities. 

 

This position will ensure reliable and effective system infrastructure services through installation, monitoring, maintenance, support, and optimization of all server hardware and software. The Systems Engineer will analyze and resolve high level system hardware and software problems in a timely and accurate fashion. This individual will gather requirements, design solutions and plan and execute implementations using best practices and standards. This candidate is expected to have the expertise to enhance the existing system design, implement additional system elements and provide ongoing support and maintenance, including all analysis tools and monitoring. This individual must be proactive with a strong desire to innovate and work in a team environment.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Effectively diagnose and troubleshoot high level network element and computer malfunctions relating to faulty hardware, software, server, network and/or configurations
  • Collect data and interpret errors and/or problems in configurations
  • Implement quality control procedures to improve up-time of network and server devices
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of systems and determining actions required to improve system performance
  • Lead special technology projects as required to research and implement new technologies and best practices
  • Design and engineer Microsoft OS deployments, AD, Email, Messaging, DHCP, DNS, and SCCM servers, Cisco Call Manager, Cisco Meraki, Unity and Emergency Responder Servers and applications
  • Coordinate with various teams to design and implement automated deployment and maintenance technologies
  • Design the installation of software, systems documentation, and training
  • Partake in On-Call hours per the rotating schedule
  • All other technical duties as assigned

Requirements

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Required MCSE or MCSA Certification or Cisco Certification (CCNA, CCNP or CCIE)
  • Experience using automated deployment and maintenance technologies
  • Warranty procedures for network and server devices
  • Extensive knowledge and experience understanding industry best practices on network architecture and engineering experience in a robust network, product/service and system design, security, and implementation strategies

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Ability to absorb and retain information quickly with a high attention to detail
  • Highly self-motivated with excellent customer service skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working in a team-oriented environment
Senior Business Analyst Kansas City, MO 8677

Job Summary:

This is a highly challenging role focused on interacting with various stakeholders, including subject matter experts, executives, operational users, etc. and technical staff to analyze, elicit, and document requirements associated with defined system scope and objectives for technical solutions. Highest levels partner with previous audiences to establish project vision and drive scope, including determination of appropriate technology solutions. The team is looking for a strong partner that can enable the team and product owner to work as effectively as possible and delivery on value and quality.

Key Activities:

  • Maintains a current and thorough working knowledge of the application and its business uses.
  • Takes ownership for the content and understanding of the requirements throughout the project to ensure project benefits are realized.
  • Analyzes requirements using a variety of techniques including interviews, structured analysis, business process analysis, and reverse-engineering of existing systems or processes.
  • Takes ownership of the Planning process to guide and lead the process forward at an appropriate pace.
  • Drives the interpretation of business objectives and system scope from the stakeholders to the developers; provides input on scope management and resolves issues related to the impact of changes to scope.
  • Recommends improvements to processes or technical solutions to resolve identified gaps or underlying issues.
  • Selects and/or recommends appropriate artifacts and processes to be used to best suit the project’s needs.
  • Reviews artifacts and final requirements and obtains final endorsement from stakeholders.
  • Works with developers, stakeholders, and senior management to coordinate resolution of issues related to functionality that does not meet intended requirements. Negotiates commitments by facilitating communication between developers and stakeholders at various levels of the organization.
  • Compiles metrics and reports on progress of requirements development to project team.
  • Provides thought leadership on business analysis approaches and provides mentoring to junior staff.
  • Works independently; coordinates project based activities by assigning and reviewing work, and balancing workloads. Leads and influences junior staff, peers outside of unit, and stakeholders.
  • Typically leads development of requirements for highly complex and visible projects. Accountable for execution and/or success of requirements for overall project. Reviews and recommends actions based on broad perspective to ensure full identification and resolution of potential conflicts and risks among business processes and/or technical systems.
  • Strong ability to understand concepts or problems from the business perspective to effectively guide the analysis and development of requirements, and define appropriate solutions.
  • Applies excellent understanding of SDLC, including how it relates to the various software development methodologies and processes (e.g., agile, RUP, waterfall, scrum) to deliver functionality. Understands complex technical concepts.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree specializing in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and related experience required.
  • Five to seven years business analysis experience with elicitation, defining scope, creating documentation, and collaborating with technical staff.
  • Proficient computer skills in programs including, but not limited to: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, Internet, and e-mail programs.
  • Excellent analytical ability.
  • Ability to drive and influence a team environment.
  • Nature of interaction with contacts includes ability to influence and negotiate. Possesses high level of credibility with developers and stakeholders. Offers excellent customer service.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including excellent meeting facilitation skills. Completion of business analysis training courses and business analysis certified preferred.
  • SAFe/Agile/Scrum experience preferred
  • TDD/BDD, JIRA and Confluence experience preferred.
Lead Infrastructure Engineer Lenexa, KS 8675

Advantage Tech is looking for a Lead Infrastructure Engineer for our Lenexa, KS based Client. The purpose of this position is to serve as the lead infrastructure engineer.  The lead infrastructure engineer will be responsible for the design, planning, implementation, monitoring and troubleshooting of both on-premises datacenter computing platforms and cloud-based computing platforms and services (may include systems, network, and telecommunications).  The lead infrastructure engineer will also be responsible for the supervision of the infrastructure services team members.  Additional duties include providing support of backup systems, project planning, system security, capacity planning and implementing standards and best practices.

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

 

Essential Functions:

  • Primarily technical position (80%) with additional supervisory responsibilities for the day to day supervision of the Infrastructure Services team (20%)
  • Leads team or works independently to design, implement, administer, and monitor both on premises and cloud based solutions; including, identity, compute, storage, network, and security.
  • Leads team or works independently to design, implement, administer and monitor networking solutions; including, switches, firewalls, VPN, remote access, LAN/WAN.
  • Creates, assesses, and maintains system documentation including network diagrams, system architecture, standard procedures, data flow, security, etc.
  • Creates, applies, and oversees application of policies and procedures to ensure high availability, disaster recovery and security.
  • Responsible for capacity planning and performance monitoring and tuning of compute, storage, backup, LAN/WAN and telephony environments.
  • Independently coordinates and resolves escalated system and application issues.
  • Monitors systems and networks to identify and resolve issues impacting performance and security.
  • Participate in and/or lead cyber security incident response events.
  • Analyzes existing systems and networks and recommends performance improvements, future enhancements, improved security and alternative solutions.
  • Must have ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a broad range of users that are both technical and non-technical.
  • Manage and adhere to budget provided by Manager, Infrastructure Services.  Provide recommendations for future budgets.
  • Contribute to strategic planning as requested by Manager, Infrastructure Services.

These key core competencies are expected to be demonstrated by each employee:

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.

Position Competencies:

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

 

  • Analysis/Reasoning – Examines data to grasp issues, draw conclusions, and solve problems.
  • Creative and Innovative Thinking – Develops fresh ideas that provide solutions to all types of workplace challenges.
  • Adaptability & Flexibility – Adapts to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities.
  • Creating a Positive Work Environment – Treat people with respect, encourages teamwork, and expresses confidence in people's ability to master their roles.
  • Decision Making & Judgement – Makes timely, informed decisions that take into account the facts, goals, constraints, and risks.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Engineering Technology, Network Communications Management, or a related field.
  • Minimum seven years of hands-on technical experience working in Information Technology with a focus on infrastructure (compute, storage, network, telecom). Note: An equivalent combination of education, professional certification, and experience may be considered.
  • Three years of hands-on experience in the technical operation of a LAN/WAN environment including security administration and leveraging network management/monitoring tools.
  • Three years of hands-on experience with cloud technologies; including enterprise SaaS, PaaS and IaaS solutions.
  • One year of supervisory experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of current LAN/WAN technologies and possess strong Cisco switch, router and firewall configuration and administration skills. 
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server environments (Active Directory, Group Policy Objects, Server OS, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of following technologies: Azure Foundation (Subscription, Network, Compute, Features), Modern Cloud Application Architectures, Cloud Management and Optimization (Appropriately sizing, automating scaling, tagging, policies)
  • Strong change management, documentation, complex problem solving, and technical skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to move between high level architecture review/design to solution level implementation and be able to create supporting documentation.
  • Demonstrates initiative, is self-motivated, and has sound judgment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Must pass post offer medical exam, including background verification and drug screen (may not apply to current employees).

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Engineering Technology, Network Communications Management, or a related field.
  • Minimum seven years of hands-on technical experience working in Information Technology with a focus on infrastructure (compute, storage, network, telecom). Note: An equivalent combination of education, professional certification, and experience may be considered.
  • Three years of hands-on experience in the technical operation of a LAN/WAN environment including security administration and leveraging network management/monitoring tools.
  • Three years of hands-on experience with cloud technologies; including enterprise SaaS, PaaS and IaaS solutions.
  • One year of supervisory experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of current LAN/WAN technologies and possess strong Cisco switch, router and firewall configuration and administration skills. 
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server environments (Active Directory, Group Policy Objects, Server OS, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of following technologies: Azure Foundation (Subscription, Network, Compute, Features), Modern Cloud Application Architectures, Cloud Management and Optimization (Appropriately sizing, automating scaling, tagging, policies)
  • Strong change management, documentation, complex problem solving, and technical skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to move between high level architecture review/design to solution level implementation and be able to create supporting documentation.
  • Demonstrates initiative, is self-motivated, and has sound judgment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Must pass post offer medical exam, including background verification and drug screen (may not apply to current employees).

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

  • 2+ years of experience with design, implementation and support of cloud services on Microsoft Azure, including some of the advanced services and features
  • Microsoft Systems Certification
  • Cisco networking certification
  • Virtual environment management (e.g. VMware)
  • Web Application Firewall (WAF) experience is a plus
  • Next Generation Firewall experience is a plus
  • Proficient in one or more of the following scripting languages: Bash, Perl, Python, PowerShell

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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CRM Developer Overland Park, KS 8672

Advantage Tech is looking for a Software Engineer.

Summary: 

The Software Engineer will be responsible for developing, implementing, and supporting complex enterprise applications that sustain and modernize our business operation. This is an opportunity for a skilled individual to step up and be a team leader in building our application integration infrastructure.

Working individually or on a team, this individual will perform software development, software quality assurance, and application integration functions by applying the principles and best practices of software engineering and mathematical analysis.

Typical duties of the position include analyzing, designing, and developing software systems with their specifications and performance requirements; and transferring knowledge to peers and other IT teams.

Whether you are skilled on the technology we use or not, this role offers plenty of opportunities for learning and career growth in a fun work environment. You will be challenged with integrating complex business systems using modern technology like integration platforms, APIs, and mobile devices; you will work with and learn from skilled team members while having opportunities to coach and transfer knowledge to other peers; and, where necessary, you will be provided with training opportunities. Are you ready for the challenge?

Responsibilities:

  • Provide full life cycle support for code changes in the production environment, and develop new extensions to existing platform according to the principles and techniques of software engineering and based on functional specifications and technical designs developed by themselves or by more experienced engineers.
  • Design, develop, and implement interfaces between multiple applications, databases, and middleware systems and a core ERP system; and collaborate with other engineers to integrate hardware and software according to specifications and performance requirements.
  • Conduct tests to diagnose and address application issues, and ensure applications conform to fundamental application standards and meet the requirements of the end user.
  • Create and update technical documents relating to application architecture, design steps, integration processes and testing procedures for each product developed. This documentation would also cover the installation and maintenance of application software as well as guidelines and standards to follow.
  • Lead software design reviews, and provide input on functional requirements and technical designs.
  • Document software and application defects in the bug tracking system, and report defects to other IT teams and business stakeholders.
  • Show ethical and professional conduct at all times, and comply with the Company Code of Ethics and the Individual Characteristics of High Performance.
  • Evaluate and recommend emerging trends, principles and best practices, and tools and techniques affecting the software industry and our business operation.
  • Your supervisor might assign other duties subject to business needs in addition to the responsibilities listed above.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering is required
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, information system management, industrial technology, mathematics, or a related field with equivalent experience is acceptable

Experience 

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience designing, developing, and integrating complex enterprise applications such as ERP’s, CRM’s, and other key business systems.
  • Experience with one or more of the following systems is preferred:
    • Oracle: JD Edwards 9.1 or higher, VCP/ASCP, APCC, Demantra, or OTM
    • Salesforce
    • EDI
    • DSI
  • Experience with Oracle SOA, Oracle BPEL, Oracle JDE BSSV, or Oracle JDE AIS/Orchestrator is preferred. Ability with other integration platforms will also be considered.
  • Proficiency developing and testing applications in Java, C, C++ is preferred.
  • Understanding of the design principles and best practices for implementing SOA-based applications.
  • Proficiency developing and consuming SOAP and RESTful Web Services.
  • Familiarity with testing, documenting, and deploying Web Services.
  • Understanding of the XML language and JSON format.
  • Familiarity developing, testing, and deploying web and mobile applications is a plus.
  • Knowledge in the manufacturing and/or mining industries is preferred.

 

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

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

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Java Software Engineer Kansas City, MO 8668

Job Summary:

Advantage Tech is seeking a candidate for a Software Engineer position. This position will have responsibilities in the analysis, design, development, implementation and support of an enterprise solution in a JAVA environment.

 

Key Activities:

 

  • Participates in all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) including post implementation support and maintenance. 
  • Analyzes, designs, codes and implements enterprise technology software solutions. 
  • Analyzes business requirements and creates technical designs and specifications for independent implementation or for less experienced team members. 
  • Creates estimates and work breakdown structures on assigned development tasks. 
  • Works collaboratively with leads to incorporate development activities into master delivery schedule. 
  • Develops strong partnerships and relationships with team members, business customers and other key stakeholders. 
  • Consults effectively with customers and business partners on defined assignments. 
  • Recognizes issues and risks and raises them to senior staff.

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an information technology field (e.g., Computer/Management Information Systems (MIS/CIS), Computer Science (CS), Electrical/Computer Engineering (EE/CE), or an equivalent combination of related education and work experience. 
  • At the Software Engineer I level we require at least four to six years of relevant and progressive information technology experience directly related to the design and development of software solutions; with some experience in enterprise-class solutions. 
  • Foundational knowledge of industry standards and best practices surrounding all aspects of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). 
  • Proficient in all layers of multi-stack development.  Web Application Development Framework (e.g. JSF, Spring MVC, etc.).  Developing REST/SOAP based APIs.  Java Enterprise (e.g. JEE).  Persistence Layer/ORM (e.g. MyBatis, JDBC, Hibernate, etc.).  Ancillary Concerns (e.g. Application Security, JMS, Scheduling, Resource Management, etc.). 
  • Well-versed in a breadth of design patterns and development methodologies. 
  • Proven ability to learn and support new technologies (e.g. Web Services, MQ Series, WebFOCUS, etc.). 
  • Excellent relational database skills (e.g. Oracle, etc.).  • Competent in Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) and DevOps principles. 
  • Competent in test automation; firm grasp of testing practices, principles and methodologies. 
  • Preferred experience with Angular JavaScript Framework. 
  • Preferred experience with Agile Software Development principles.

United States citizenship is required for this position.

 

SR. NET Developer Omaha, NE 8667

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

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

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

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Sr. Software Engineer Kansas City, MO 8660

Advantage Tech has an opening for a Sr. Software Engineer to work for their client based out of Kansas City, Mo.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Implement technical designs of varying complexity and purpose using or extending framework libraries where appropriate
  • Deliver solutions within budget and on schedule, maintaining calm under deadline pressure
  • Use organizational standards, patterns and best practices to deliver solutions, as well as helping to shape them
  • Partner with internal project leadership to understand business drivers and technology milestones to finalize appropriate technical design and deliver these goals
  • Establish strong relationships and maintain trust with team members, service providers, vendors and management
  • Authoritative source for relevant Microsoft platforms, familiarity with open source frameworks and technologies
  • Ability to work in collaborative environment as well as achieve milestones independently
  • Build solutions that are scalable, maintainable and modular
  • Maintain technical documentation and appropriate code comments throughout project life cycle

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least seven years of progressive software engineering experience within a formal development environment and strong familiarity with Waterfall and Agile SDLC
  • At least 5 years with Microsoft.Net development
  • At least 3 years with basic SQL Server Management Studio and T-SQL development
  • At least 3 years using JavaScript frameworks for UI development and Responsive Design
  • Experience with entity models and ORM frameworks
  • Experience building multi-tier applications leveraging APIs and SOA frameworks
  • Effective time management & oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with leveraging cloud services through Azure or AWS
  • Experience implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Android/iOS mobile development
  • Experience with a variety of software development patterns including SOLID principles and Dependency Injection
  • Experience managing GIT repositories
Cloud Operations Specialist Kansas City, MO 8658

Advantage Tech is looking for a Cloud Operations Specialist. 

Job Summary:

This position serves as a lead technical operations expert responsible for the design, implementation, and support of cloud based information technology solutions in current and future state. This role includes building, maintaining, and operationalizing infrastructure, security services, and system components in commercial or government cloud service providers to deliver highly available and scalable services. The level of work required is considered advanced and staff must be able to work under minimal supervision. This job does not have direct reports.

Key Activities:

Lead the operational design, maintenance, and operation of cloud based platforms (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, etc.)

Lead discussion and provide guidance to technical teams regarding operational, technical, and procedural best practices and functional experience

Lead automation efforts to minimize manual work and ensure transparency in all aspects of the secure cloud ecosystem

Lead efforts with stakeholders to obtain and translate requirements into technical implementations

Lead efforts to integrate existing legacy systems with proposed systems by identifying gaps between the current and future state, and lead the development and implementation of solutions

Oversee and develop continuous delivery and continuous integration frameworks and tools

Setup framework, processes, and operations for infrastructure as code and automation

Lead technical and end-user resources to execute detailed tests and analyze testing results.

Document and communicate issues, solutions, and timelines to appropriate stakeholders

Assist with implementation of customer side monitoring tools and lead operation outage events

Provide timely/responsive technical support and leadership both within and across departments and applications including rotational 24/7 on call support

Provide supervisory oversight for technical support staff and/or function

Qualifications:

Associate’s degree from a two-year college or technical school or equivalent combination of education and/or work related experience. Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred.

At least two of the following Operating System training/certifications preferred: Microsoft Certified System Administration or Engineer training/certifications.  Current Unix/Linux Operating System training/certifications.  Current VMWare training/certification.

At least five years of computer systems analyst/network administrator experience.

Ability to lead and manage both local and System- level project assignments of long duration and high complexity.

May require frequent weekend or evening hours and being on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week                                                                                   

Preferred Qualifications:

5+ years working with cloud based platforms (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, etc.) in an enterprise environment

8+ years software engineering experience in a team based environment Advanced experience integrating legacy platforms and applications with cloud based systems

Advanced experience with infrastructure as code tools (CloudFormation, Azure Resource Manager, Terraform, etc.)

Advanced experience with system configuration tools (Chef, Puppet, Ansible, etc.)

Advanced experience with implementing architectural frameworks (Service Oriented Architecture, Domain-Driven Design, etc.)

Advanced experience developing solutions in an iterative (Agile) approach

Advanced experience with integrating SaaS providers and working in a multivendor integrated environment

Advanced experience with source code management tools (Git, SVN, etc.)

Advanced experience with CI/build tools

Advanced experience with various programming languages (Java, JavaScript, Python, etc.)

Advanced experience with Web Services, API, REST, RPC• Advanced knowledge of cloud based platforms AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, etc.

Strong Understanding of advanced networking concepts• Advanced experience with deploying, managing, operating and monitoring of applications in scalable, highly available and fault tolerant data centers (both on premise and hosted)

Advanced experience learning, sharing, and implementing best practices with the ability to define operational processes, implement DevOps, deployment checklists, etc.

Advanced ability to solve problems by considering available information, prioritizing and making timely decisions; correlate data using standard business and technology tools and approaches, spot trends and apply sound security and risk management principles

Advanced ability to assess necessary activities and prioritize for completion of assignments using excellent time management, prioritization skills and work ethic

Strong verbal and written communications skills required. Must be able to create and deliver presentations to technical and/or business audience.

Advanced ability in use of typical office-related technical tools such as Microsoft Visio, PowerPoint and Office.

Advanced ability in use of Atlassian suite of products such as Confluence and Jira.

 

Java Software Engineer Kansas City, MO 8653

Job Summary:

Advantage Tech is looking for a Java Software Engineer. The position responsibilities are the analysis, design, development, implementation and support of enterprise solutions in a JAVA AWS/OpenShift 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:

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

Demonstrated skill in JAVA and associated microframeworks (e.g. Spring Framework, Spring Boot, 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 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.).

Experience with Domain Driven Design (deconstructing monolithic applications).

Experience with logging libraries such as log4j.

Experience with building/releasing solutions to AWS/OpenShift.• Experience configuring builds with Maven.

Exposure to Behavior Driven Development (BDD) and Test Driven Development.

Exposure to search/indexing solutions like Solr or Elastic/ELK Stack (Kibana, Elasticsearch, Logstash).

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.

IT Systems Engineer Kansas City, MO 8652

Advantage Tech has an exciting opportunity for an individual with a unique skill set in application support and security protocols. The area in which the qualified candidate would work is in a transformational stage with on-prem applications which utilize a traditional support model with little automation and an active plan to move to the Cloud which will employ a more robust DevOps and Agile approach. The sought after individual will also have working knowledge of NIST security protocols and be able to manage the security posture for a portfolio of applications in this changing environment. Adaptability to change is a key component of the position, as is expert application support knowledge and experience. The qualified individual will provide technical expertise, leadership, planning and coordination for a diverse range of projects to ensure quality in preparation for production readiness. Creating, executing and maintaining schedules for infrastructure and network components is also required in this position. This position may provide training to junior staff. The level of work required is considered advanced and the individual must be able to work under minimal supervision. This job does not have direct reports.

 

 

 

Key Activities:

 

 

 

Maintain the security posture for a portfolio of applications, including proactively monitoring and remediating security controls in accordance with NIST standards.

Identify gaps between the current and future desired state, and assist in the identification and development of solutions to close the gaps.

Documents and communicates issues, solutions, and timelines to various stakeholders.

Serves as a technical expert on system wide groups.

Implements monitoring tools and leads operation outage events.

Leads calls for complex problems.

Leads process improvement efforts.

Analyzes solutions and provides recommendations on improvements and ways to reduce costs.

Assists other technical staff in developing skills plans.

Uses judgement in recommending actions for actual production recovery situations and in implementing strategic plans as well as evaluating complex problems/issues.

Analyzes overall situational status, determines potential impact of problems, recommends appropriate actions, and provides updates to users and customers.

Provides technical expertise and leadership guidance to technical and non-technical cross-functional staff without direct authority.

Provide timely/responsive technical support both within and across departments and applications including rotational 24/7 on call support.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

 

 

 

Associate’s degree from a two-year college or technical school or equivalent combination of education and/or work related experience. Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred.

Server Operating System Administration, Engineer certification, or completion of classes toward applicable certifications preferred.

At least three years of experience with network administration and user support.

May require frequent weekend or evening hours and being on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.        

                                                                                                                                                                                               Preferred Qualifications:

 

 

 

6+ years of direct technical work related experience with 2 or more years of work and leadership experience within complex organizations.

Industry recognized certification within the domain of information security, information technology and project management (e.g., CISSP, GIAC, CISM, CISA, PMP, etc.) preferred.

AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification preferred with understanding that work toward higher level certifications will be required.

Independent thinking, objective analysis and decision-making abilities.

Possess and apply both specific and broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures in the field of specialization to the completing of assignments.

Strong verbal and written communications skills required. Must be able to create and deliver presentations to technical and/or business audience.

Proficiency in several of the following technical areas: various operating systems (Windows, Unix, Solaris), Unix scripting, Windows scripting, query building on MS and Oracle databases, JAVA, JavaScript, Python, Networking, Sterling Connect:Direct, and IBM MQ .

Experience with DynaTrace and other monitoring systems.

Experience with BMC Remedy or similar incident/ticket tracking solution.

Experiencing in implementing NIST security protocols and ability to manage the security posture for a portfolio of applications.

Excellent analytical capabilities.

Ability to work with others in order to achieve a common goal, resolve conflicts and manage cross-functional and external relationships; ability to negotiate and influence without direct authority.

Excellent customer service skills.

Displayed leadership skills as exemplified by contributing to a positive work environment, helping to instill a “sense of urgency” and to motivate others.

Advanced ability to solve problems by considering available information, prioritizing and making timely decisions; correlate data using standard business technology tools and approaches, spot trends and apply sound security and risk management principles.

Ability to effectively communicate technical concepts in lay or business terms to non-technical or executive audiences.

Ability to assess necessary activities and prioritize for completion of assignments using excellent time management, prioritization skills and work ethic.

Familiarity with Agile/Scrum process.

Advanced ability in use of typical office-related technical tools such as Microsoft Visio, PowerPoint and Office.

Advanced ability in use of Atlassian suite of products such as Confluence and Jira.

This position has additional screening requirements due to the information accessed while performing 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 include, education/employment verification, criminal history, credit history, and reference checks.

Sr. .Net Developer Kansas City, KS 8650

Advantage Tech is looking for a Sr. .NET Developer.

 

Position Overview

This position is primarily responsible for designing, developing and maintaining enterprise level software solutions, and providing leadership to other developers. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Mentor less skilled developers to meet their potential

  • Provide technical oversight to a team of developers

  • Translate business requirements into intuitive software solutions

  • Participate within an Agile (Scrum) development team

  • Collaborate with fellow IT and software developers while building knowledge base

  • Participate in technical design discussion and hands-on solution implementation

  • Keep a critical eye on new design specifications and raise quality, performance or architectural concerns

  • Mentor other developers with a constructive, results oriented approach 

  • Design and architect new solutions based on customer requirements

Qualifications and Skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills are a must

  • High energy, proactive and approachable personality who enjoy solving diverse problems

  • Proven problem solving abilities and creative thinking

  • Experience championing concepts like CI/CD

  • At least 5 years of Software development experience with .NET

  • At least 3 years of experience using JavaScript, with a focus on modern frameworks

  • Ability to positively interact with all members of development team

  • Thorough understanding of object oriented development theory

  • Self-starter capable of working on small teams in a fast-paced environment

  • Experience working with an RDMS as a Software Developer; such as MySQL or PostgreSQL

  • Knowledge of concurrent programming challenges: multi-threading, high scale, race conditions, deadlock, semaphores, etc. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Multi-threading in .NET

  • Modern JavaScript framework (such as ReactJS, Angular, Backbone)

  • Data processing, design and analysis

  • Data warehousing

  • Micro-services

  • Relational and non-relational databases

  • Source control tools such as GIT

  • Asynchronous messaging

  • Python

  • Tensorflow

  • AWS

Technical Customer Support Specialist Kansas City, MO 8649

Job Summary:

 
Advantage Tech is looking for someone to provide tier-two technical and testing support for customers across all electronic access platforms.  Promptly identifies, troubleshoots, and resolves intermediate to complex end-user computer software, hardware, and networking issues.

 

Key Activities:

  

·       Provide tier-two technical support to customer service representatives in the  Customer Contact Center (CCC) and tier-one support for the largest customers.

·       Technical support includes network connectivity and/or other issues related to browser configuration, software, firewalls, middleware installation and configuration (primarily Connect: Direct and MQ), VPN/router installation and configuration, etc.

·       Researches complex customer inquiries using a variety of tools and resources.

·       Participates in and supports moderately complex System-level projects, such as implementation/upgrades of end-user hardware and software.

·       Utilizes on-site lab to emulate customer environment for troubleshooting purposes.

·       Utilizes on-site lab to test new products and service offerings, including cloud-based services

·       Create and maintain technical cloud documentation for designs

·       Develop cloud based testing use cases and detailed testing plans that map to the documented business and technical requirements, complies with security specifications and policies and industry standard / generally accepted testing practices. Coordinate technical and end-user resources to execute detailed tests and analyze testing results.

·       Document and communicate issues, solutions, and timelines to appropriate stakeholders.

·       Provides testing support to the largest customers during evenings and on Saturdays, as needed.

·       Creates, updates, and maintains procedures/documentation.

·       Represents the Customer Contact Center on high severity System-level outage calls.

·       Provides rotational, after hours (on-call) support, as needed.

·       May develop or facilitate training classes.

Qualifications

·       Associate’s degree from a two-year college or technical school or equivalent combination of education and/or work related experience. Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred.

·       Server Operating System Administration certification(s), or completion of classes toward applicable server operating system administration certifications preferred.

·       At least two years of experience with network administration and user support.

·       Strong working knowledge of multiple hardware/software platforms and applications.

·       Strong initiative, analytical skills, and customer service skills.

·       Ability to quickly grasp in depth understanding of procedures and automated systems.

·       Interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

·       Ability to multi-task and communicate technical concepts to end-users.

·       Position requires working weeknights (e.g., until 7:30 PM CT), working some Saturdays, and occasional after hours (on-call) support.                                                                   

 

·       Preferred Qualifications:

 

·       Prefer Networking certification(s), Active Directory certification(s), Server Operating System Administration certification(s), or completion of classes toward related certifications.

·       Preferred working knowledge of cloud based platforms (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, etc.

·       Preferred certifications include: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), CCNA Cloud, Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT), Comp TIA Network+, etc.

 

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

Infrastructure Network Architect Kansas City, MO 8633

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

JOB SUMMARY:
We are currently looking for a Senior Infrastructure Network Architect. We are looking for someone with a proven track record of successfully executing projects and process documentation/implementation. An established history of balancing multiple priorities simultaneously with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the business while meeting deadlines. This position is responsible to develop, maintain, support, operate and enhance the LAN, WAN and related systems. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Generate conceptual, logical, and physical network architectures to support business strategy 

Perform vendor comparisons and cost analysis for emerging technologies for proposed solutions 

Proactively monitor, troubleshoot and resolve network hardware and software problems 

Perform maintenance of network related hardware and software 

Develop and execute project plans 

Install, configure, and test network hardware and software 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES: . 

Knowledge of LAN and WAN technologies, including routers, switches, firewalls, VPN, ATM, SONET, PRI, ISDN, VOIP, and Point to Point circuits. 

Knowledge of Voice Cisco CUCM. 

Knowledge of LAN and WAN protocols, including Ethernet, TCP/IP, Netbios, SNA, OSPF, IGRP, etc. 

Knowledge of the interaction and interdependencies of networks and computer hardware and software to ensure optimal performance. 

Solid knowledge of network management and tools (e.g., Solar Winds, Intermapper, Observer, Fluke, etc.). 

Knowledge of network security. 

Knowledge of performance optimization and capacity planning for local area and wide area network components. 

Outstanding problem identification/troubleshooting skills. 

Ability to develop detailed project plans. 

Very good interpersonal skills (coaching, teamwork, etc.). 

Very good communications skills (telephone skills, presenting, writing, etc.). 

Ability to quickly assimilate new technologies and information and create architectures and designs3. 

Ability to assess the business impact of issues and prioritize them. 

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

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

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.NET Developer Topeka, KS 8628

Advantage Tech is looking for a .NET Developer.

Description:

It provides information technology support for the Records and Workflow Management (RWM) systems.  This position supports applications that are primarily focused on electronic forms, automated workflows, documentation management systems, forms warehouse and imaging support.  This includes the mission critical application RWM.  This is a senior level position which will work the InfoPath to ASP.NET conversion project and the K2 Blackpearl workflow software. In addition to programming, this position includes managing the RWM server software, performs software upgrades, tests new versions of the software and resolves difficult server and user issues relating to the software. In addition, this position is responsible for managing the internal and external Forms Warehouse and serving as a backup to Document Management System Administrator.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Two years of programming experience using Visual Studio and source control software, VB.NET or C#, ASP.NET, HTML and JavaScript.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills in English.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years of experience upgrading server software.
  • Two years of experience in resolving server and client issues.
  • Knowledge of computer systems analysis, design, user and system documentation, user and system testing, debugging, maintenance techniques and practices.
  • Knowledge of basic relational database design techniques and SQL.
  • Knowledge of InfoPath and/or K2 Blackpearl software.

 

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.

#advantagetech

 

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.

 

 

Front End Developer Omaha, NE 8595

Are you a highly skilled front end developer with ANGULAR 4,5,6 and/or React ?   Seeking a Sr developer role, to be a senior member on the team and you will have the opportunity to train, mentor and lead!  Please see the job description for more detail!

Are you a senior level Software Engineer who excels at front-end development?  Do other developers look up to you as a lead and a mentor?  Do you thrive in a complex, dynamic team environment?   We are seeking a highly talented, experienced Software Engineer that is passionate about creating our next generation of construction products and services, has great development skills, a passion for quality, and is excited to help build incredible, engineering solutions that win over our customers.

Responsibilities:

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

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

Leadership
• Role model to the development team
• Mentors more junior developers
• May lead UI projects as needed

Qualifications:
•5+ years of Software Development experience including JavaScript, Angular 4+/React required
• Experience working as a Senior Software Engineer
• Bachelors or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Management, Information Technology or Engineering preferred
• 3+ years of experience with Object Oriented Analysis and Design
• 3+ years of experience with Agile, Test Driven Development or related lifecycle methodologies
• Front-end technology preferred:  Angular 4/5/6, Kendo UI, Typescript
• HTML5, CSS, JavaScript
• ASP.NET web API
• Strong understanding of emerging technologies, standards, and best practices for .NET development
• Experience with UX and User Centric Design (UCD)
• Must be able to work in a complex, dynamic team environment with minimal supervision and possess good organizational skills
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Excellent communication and documentation skills
• Some travel may be required

Software Engineer IV Kansas City, MO 8588

Advantage Tech is searching for a Sr. Software Engineer to join their client's team in Kansas City, Mo.

The Software Engineer must demonstrate an aptitude for team communication and cooperation. Key responsibilities include innovative development solutions, design, and best practices applied to user-focused sustainable software solutions. As members of an Agile environment, individuals are also responsible for upholding core principles, practices, and values, including continuous delivery, continuous improvement, self-organization, adaptive planning, value driven development, LEAN, SCRUM, and KANBAN. Core values include a growth-mindset, team-orientation, able to get along with others, and an ability to deal with ambiguity.

 

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate closely with all the other members of the team to take shared responsibility for the overall efforts that the team has committed to.
  • Interact with users as necessary to clarify requirements and take ownership for the quality of software.
  • Break larger projects into smaller ones that can be delivered iteratively, using an agile mindset.
  • Problem solve, understand, and analyze complex issues and propose workable solutions.
  • Prioritize work based on benefit and project timelines.
  • Work with existing toolsets while simultaneously bringing new ideas and approaches into the team.
  • Adhere to and respect working agreements with teams when working on projects.
  • Support releases for production validation
  • Support post-deployment fallouts on projects worked on and released to production.
  • Minimal travel will be required for this position
     

Requirements

To be considered an applicant for this position you must show how you meet the basic qualifications of the job in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields. Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT.

Basic Qualifications

  • Background in enterprise web application programming
  • MS-SQL/T-SQL required
  • .NET (C#), extensive, proven work with ASP.NET and MVC required
  • Experienced with Agile environment
     

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or related degree, or equivalent work experience is preferred
  • 6+ years of software development in a team environment is preferred
  • 6+ years enterprise software development with Microsoft stack is preferred
  • Team Lead experience with coordinating developers (desirable, but not required)
  • Experience with front end UI design and usability design preferred
  • Experience with Team Foundation Server and MS-Build preferred
  • Experienced with JavaScript, JQuery preferred
  • Experienced with React-based application
  • Demonstrated ability to set and meet tight deadlines and function well under pressure
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Working knowledge of Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Work, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Experienced providing technical leadership and mentoring for development team
  • MCSD or other Microsoft certifications (preferred)
     

Experience:

  • MVC: 5 years (Required)
  • CSS: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Agile: 5 years (Preferred)
  • C#: 5 years (Required)
  • ASP.Net: 5 years (Required)
  • IIS Configuration Management: 5 years (Required)
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.

SQL DBA Kansas City, MO 8563

Advantage Tech is searching for a great Microsoft SQL DBA to join their client based out of Kansas City, Mo

The SQL Server DBA will be responsible for the implementation, configuration, maintenance, and performance of critical SQL Server systems, to ensure the availability and consistent performance of our applications. This is a “hands-on” position requiring solid technical skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and sustainment of the SQL Server environment, ensuring its operational readiness (security, health and performance), executing data loads, and performing data modeling in support of multiple development teams. In addition, they will be responsible for the upgrade and maintenance of all SQL servers.  Must be capable of working independently and collaboratively.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage SQL Server databases through multiple product lifecycle environments, from development to mission-critical production systems.
  • Configure and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security.
  • Apply data modeling techniques to ensure development and implementation support efforts meet integration and performance expectations
  • Independently analyze, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end.
  • Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes
  • Assist developers with complex query tuning and schema refinement.
  • Provide afterhours support for critical production systems.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours.
  • Share domain and technical expertise, providing technical mentorship and cross-training to other peers and team members.

Skills and Qualifications

  • 5+ years MS SQL Server Administration experience required
  • Advance Knowledge of database structure & theory
  • Experience with backups, restores and recovery models
  • Experience developing and troubleshooting SSIS packages using Microsoft BIDS and Visual Studio.
  • Experience with ETL jobs using PowerShell.
  • Experience writing and modifying Stored Procedures with Microsoft T-SQL.
  • Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server
  • Experience working with Windows server, including Active Directory
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Flexible, team player, “get-it-done” personality
  • Ability to organize and plan work independently
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to multi-task and context-switch effectively between different activities and teams
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.
Programmer Analyst Lavista, NE 8552

Do you want to work for one of the best kept secrets in Omaha with very low turnover?  Join this progressive company adding a developer to their team.  

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for providing analysis of end user needs and creating custom software and configuring third party application software products to meet defined business needs. Incumbent is responsible for identifying and leading the resolution of complex issues in support of business automation. Incumbent is proficient in both custom software development and packaged systems configuration activities.   Scope of Business Analysis duties is within and across multiple business units at any given time.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS:

Business Analysis Duties

  1. Reviews, analyzes, designs, and evaluates business systems and user needs.
  2. Documents requirements, defines scope, assumptions, constraints, risks, and objectives.
  3. Designs systems  to parallel overall business strategies.
  4. Documents  impact  to processes, business operations, and the organization.
  5. Creates plan and plan content,
  6. May provide project-based direction and guidance to others in IT.

Programming Duties

  1. Utilizes and complies with internal standards; provides input to design new and revise existing standards.
  2. Designs unit and system tests; tests developed code and/ or modified third party product; validates results with customers.
  3. Creates and validates the back-up, recovery, and disaster recovery parameters of a given application.
  4. Documents developed code and systems, or changes made to third party product.
  5. Provides leadership in support of and troubleshooting of operational problems relative to application systems.
  6. May be viewed as an expert for specific technologies, applications, or products.
  7. Provides leadership and works effectively and professionally with other members of IT to support application implementations, test events, upgrades of both infrastructure and applications, and in troubleshooting activities.

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in business, computer science or combination of associate’s degree and three years of related work experience can substitute.
  2. Minimum three years of experience in business analysis and programming computer software applications.
  3. PC proficiency with good working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office products, database concepts, and networks.  

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

  1. Ability to identify and lead the resolution of highly complex business issues and problems.
  2. Ability to facilitate one-on-one interviews up to large group (4+) sessions.
  3. Ability to translate business requirements into designs, logical and physical data models, and create application programs in the Visual Studio environment using .NET, Visual Basic code.
  4. Ability to create and manipulate application data stores using the SQL Server suite of products.
  5. Ability to translate business requirements and install, configure, and modify parameters of packaged application software.
  6. Ability to modify forms, stored procedures, jobs, scripts, reports and vendor supplied utilities to effect solutions.
  7. Operates and delivers solutions with a customer service mentality.

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API Developer – Software Engineer Omaha, NE 8328

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

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

What does this role do?

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

Who do you have a working relationship with?

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

What skills are needed for this role?

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

Education and Experience needed:

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

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

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

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ServiceNow Administrator Kansas City, KS 8314

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

marginal (non-essential) functions

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

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

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

 

Lead Software Engineer – .Net Omaha, NE 8145

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sr .Net Developer Omaha, NE 8111

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

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

Primary Responsibilities:

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

Required Skills:

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

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

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

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AutoCad Designer Peculiar, MO 7957

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

Preferred Experience

  • Experience in the industrial fabrication area
  • AutoCad 2018 experience

 

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Java Developer Omaha, NE 7409

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

Responsibilities

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

Ideal Qualifications

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

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

Web Developer Omaha, NE 7378

Web Programmer

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

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

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

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

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

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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

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

Web Developer Omaha, NE 7377

Web Developer

Product Summary:

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

 

Job Responsibilities:

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

 

Requirements of Qualified Candidate:

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