JOB SEEKERS

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

Always feel free to give us a call at 913-888-5050.

Title Location Job ID
Network/System Administrator Suger Creek, MO 8926

Advantage Tech is searching for a Network/Systems Administrator to join their client's team in Kansas City, Mo.

Job Description:

This IT Consulting firm in the Greater Kansas City area is looking for a Field Network/Systems Administrator.

This position would involve servicing servers, workstations, backups, internet connections, and all IT products at numerous customers facilities, and quite often work with larger scale projects. These projects include server and workstation installs, network reconfigurations, and major software upgrades.

The breadth of a typical server install is often from the building of a server, the load of OS and software, and the implementation on-site. This implementation could be a migration from one environment to another or an addition into an existing environment. Many of the server operating systems they work with are primarily Windows based; Microsoft Certification not required.

The client base varies widely from a peer to peer network to clients with multiple servers and an on-site IT staff that utilize the client for large projects and to supplement every day IT issues. The exposure to a wide range of technologies and services that are used in a broad customer base keeps the company and its employees on the cutting edge.

This position will also contribute to client requests for hardware changes and reconfigurations. These include Cisco routers and firewalls, Sonicwall devices, FortiGate routers, etc. This can be from unpacking the devices and configuring them for the client environment including VPN's (Pt to Pt and client) to reconfiguring on-site devices to accommodate an ISP change, etc.

Specific job skills/experience preferred:

  • TCP/IP and network services such as DNS, DHCP, etc.
  • Active Directory configuration and troubleshooting * Client/Server anti-virus solutions * Ability to construct and configure hardware components for server and workstation builds * Other server backup & disaster recovery appliance solutions * Installation / troubleshooting routers * VPN and firewall configurations * Troubleshoot and resolve server hardware issues * Troubleshoot client-side issues such as SMTP, virus and spyware/malware * Ability to install various 3rd party products in a server environment * Server migration and conversions * Phone skills for occasional support of remote issues * MS Exchange 2010/2007 and higher including Spam prevention * Installation/troubleshooting IIS 5.0 and higher * Symantec-specific software products

The ideal candidate would have a minimum of 5 years working experience in IT and be highly skilled with multiple client server environments.

Skills:
Knowledge: All Microsoft Server and Workstation Operating Systems, Microsoft Applications, Routers

Ability to travel up to 40 miles from home, lift minimum of 50 pounds and perform duties within a variety of work environments. Candidate must pass a security background check.

Technical Support Representative Kansas City, MO 8925

Advantage Tech is looking for a Technical Support Representative for our DC and Arlington offices.

What We're Looking For

Responsible for providing technical support to the business. Performs hands-on and remote hardware, software and network troubleshooting and diagnosis for problems of moderate complexity. Also performs office move technology logistics, equipment lease replacements, cost optimization and daily file server administration. The team mission is to provide prompt, friendly, customer-focused support to minimize TOJ disruptions by following standard, repeatable processes. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction.

Primary Focus Will Include:

  • Triage, prioritize and resolve incoming incidents & service request tickets and build the knowledge base through submission of knowledge articles.

  • Perform hardware imaging and equipment deployment coordination, coordinating with the Procurement group, lease pickup process, and coordination with end-users.

  • Perform hands-on and remote software installs as part of troubleshooting/problem resolution, as well as the lease/replacement hardware build process.

  • Perform hands-on and remote basic hardware, software, network troubleshooting of moderate scope and complexity.

  • Responsible for local office move logistics (physically moving the equipment, setup, etc.).

  • Allocation breakdown may fluctuate due to business demands.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related degree

  • 2 years related IT experience with a focus on hands-on technical support

  • Effective verbal, written communication and problem-solving skills

  • Exceptional customer service, ability to interact effectively and cooperatively with employees at all levels

  • Self-starter with ability to work independently under pressure and react quickly and in support of changing priorities

  • Able to operate in fast-paced organization and handle multiple responsibilities or projects simultaneously

What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Triage, prioritize and resolve incoming incidents & service requests tickets and building the knowledge base through submission of knowledge articles.

  • Perform hardware imaging and equipment deployment coordination, including with Cost Optimization group, Verian input, lease pickup process, and coordination with end-users.

  • Performs software installs as part of troubleshooting/problem resolution, as well as the lease/replacement hardware build process.

  • Performs basic hardware, software, network troubleshooting of moderate scope and complexity.

  • Answers incoming support phone calls from customers.

  • Responsible for local office move logistics (physically moving the equipment, setup, etc.).

  • Allocation breakdown may fluctuate due to business demands.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent

  • 1 year related IT 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.

#advantagetech

Incident Management Technical Analyst Kansas City, MO 8924

Advantage Tech has an opportunity available with an awesome client in the Kansas City area. 

Job Summary:

The Service Management (SM)Technical Analyst is responsible for all aspects of developing, enhancing and ensuring compliance for the Incident Management (IM) and Problem Management (PM) processes. Specifically, the SM Technical Analyst for IM will manage the flow of IM processes during high/critical incidents, including providing specialized technical support during high and critical incidents. The IM lifecycle includes identification, logging, investigation and diagnosis, resolution and recovery, and incident closure. For PM, the SM Technical Analyst will develop and distribute formal root cause analysis artifacts and will lead or participate in the problem and quality assurance review (PQAR)meetings. With support from technical owners, the SM Technical Analyst will lead proactive problem management activities, which include identifying, diagnosing, and resolving highly impactful problems affecting the end user or information technology (IT) environment.

 

Key Activities:Responsible for the day-to-day activities related to the management of high and critical priority incidents, ensuring processes and procedures are defined in detail and executed consistently. These incidents may impact multiple districts, lines of business, applications or infrastructure (general/critical tiers, network services, and select information security incidents throughout the system).

  • Leads the post incident review process, including, but not limited to, providing incident updates/debriefs, discussing IM process successes and opportunities for improvement, determining courses of action, and assigning/holding technical staff accountable to complete action items.
  • Directs and manages technical staff involved in providing IM and PM statuses and root cause analysis (RCA) reporting.
  • Facilitates reconciliation of issues/concerns to the satisfaction of the customer.
  • Evaluates and analyzes complex technical issues and makes decisions regarding technical solutions and recommendations in accordance with customer requirements and National IT standards and policies.
  • Assists with and influences the implementation of IM and PM policies, procedures and processes, ensuring the strategies and activities are consistent with the business objectives and are compliant with Service Management Office processes for review.
  • Drives compliance with policies, processes, procedures and standards.
  • Follows the PM process by composing RCA documents subject to formal review and approval by officers, application or line of business stakeholders, and senior management. This includes facilitating discussions with technicians and technical management and following up on root cause action items, and posting the RCA document to the proper online repository.
  • Participates in Problem Quality Assurance Review (PQAR) meetings as the enterprise IM subject matter expert (SME).
  • Performs proactive PM activities and analysis such as reviewing metric reports or analyzing service desk issues for trends, performing research and/or investigation, determining if issues should be classified as an incident, and providing actionable feedback on possible service improvements.
  • Conducts and/or participates in meetings with service partners, districts, System management and operations staff.
  • Works under limited supervision.
  • Provides leadership and motivates peers and other technical staff through matrix management.
  • Performs work with a high level of autonomy and is responsible for visible National IT efforts and related actions that reflect heavily on the reputation of National IT and the System.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of IM and PM disciplines, as well as ITIL best practices for SM.
  • Ability to accommodate frequently redirected priorities, respond to multiple, high-priority assignments across multiple disciplines, recommend improvements, present findings, and conduct effective meetings.
  • Ability to cultivate relationships with senior and officer-level technical staff to facilitate collaboration across the enterprise.
  • Exhibits sound judgment, strong technical skills, innovation and creative thinking.
  • Has thorough understanding of general and critical tiers of services and environments, including applications, servers and networks.
  • When communicating, exhibits confidence, clearly and concisely presents and explains technical information, reacts well under pressure, and develops skills in negotiation, persuasion, and diplomacy.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university with major or coursework in Business, Computer Science, Management Information Systems (MIS), or closely related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or directly related work experience.
  • A minimum of four years of Information Technology experience in a related area (such as second- and third-level service desk, network, server, database, telephony, middleware or server support) required.
  • A minimum of one year of experience coordinating major incidents, changes or problem management preferred.
  • General technical knowledge and related competencies of distributed information systems technologies (i.e., UNIX and Windows operating systems, WebSphere Application Server, Oracle Database, MQSeries, Web Application Infrastructure (WAI), Performance, Storage, etc.) and applications operating in the National IT environment.
  • General knowledge of IT and interdependencies in a large scale, enterprise-wide complex operation.
  • Demonstrated technical documentation skills to prepare and complete views and components of applications.
  • Preferred certifications include: ITIL Foundations Certification/Senior analytical skills.
  • Senior-level negotiating skills to obtain needed technical support for customers.
  • Effective interpersonal skills to build and maintain strong partnerships with National IT technical managers and staff, application developers and strong working relationships with CBAFs.

 

Program Analyst III Kansas City, MO 8923

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

Job Description

The Software Solutions group creates and supports customer facing technology.  The department applies best practices and innovative technology to stakeholder and business issues to find solutions that maximize investment value.

We are looking for a .Net developer to build software using languages and technologies of the .NET framework.  You will create applications from scratch, configure existing systems and provide user support.

The Programmer Analyst III develops code and provides technical support in adherence to company standards, policies and procedures.  The Analyst III applies unique aptitude for a specific applicable technical skill as needed.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Develops code consistent with specifications and performs unit testing of such code
  • Utilizes professional discretion to make technical decisions that guide project, department, or program as needed
  • Independently utilizes professional discretion to achieve project goals with minimal oversight
  • Participates in formal unit and or integration testing for deliverables as assigned by management or required by project
  • Communicates clearly in writing and verbally the specific logic involved in assigned tasks
  • Proactively researches, learns, and applies new technology and methods to solve assigned tasks
  • Performs peer code reviews and collaborates with team to improve overall design and code
  • Participates in requirements analysis
  • Collaborates with the internal team to produce software design and architecture
  • Write clean, scalable code using .NET programming languages
  • Serve as an expert on applications and provide technical support to internal and external customers
  • Quality, consistent, readable code that meets business requirements
  • Code that adheres to company standards which are based on SOLID principles and internally published style guides
  • Demonstrated ingenuity and flexibility in specific programming specialty and ability to provide guidance to entry level peers based on the subject
  • Independent accomplishment of small programming projects with minimal oversight from management
  • Code follows the Test Driven Development Process

Qualifications

Minimum Education & Experience Qualifications

  • Associates degree or 2 years of additional relevant experience in lieu of degree
  • Professional Development experience writing new code in applications using .Net, AngularJS, 3js, Python, Unity, PHP, or HTML 5. 
  • Considered an Expert in at least one listed language
  • Professional experience architecting a Software Application using applicable technologies

 

Preferred Education & Experience Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Professional certifications commiserate with Job Requirements
  • 5 years of professional development experience
  • Experience writing software deliverables professionally, from conception to delivery
  • Agile/Scrum experience
  • Experience mentoring junior developers

 

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.

#advantagetech

MainFrame Application Support Kansas City, MO 8922

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

Technical Mainframe Application support within CICS, COBOL, VSAM, and SAS.

Windows Server Vendor Installs and Application Support within SQL, JBoss, Apache, Tomcat, Websphere, Certificates

This will be a Mainframe support of ATM and Card Systems along with Server support of Card Systems.

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

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

#advantagetech

.NET Software Developer Mission, KS 8920

Job Description

We are seeking a .NET Software Developer responsible for building software using .NET framework and technology. Candidate must have a working knowledge of SQL, JSON, Web Services, and XML. This position will work independently and with a team to provide new software solutions from scratch to make processes more efficient, both for clients and internal operations. A commitment to creative problem solving and a desire to continually learn and create value is essential.

Responsibilities

  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable code for custom mobile and web applications, as well as resolving defects in systems
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of applications
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to mitigate and address these issues
  • Interact with software developers, operations and account management to accomplish project tasks
  • Investigate and develop skills in new technologies
  • Monitor everyday activities of systems and provide support

Skills and Requirements

  • Knack for writing clean, readable, and easily maintainable code
  • Strong knowledge of creating software using back-end technologies in Microsoft- .Net and C#
  • Working knowledge of client technologies such as MVC, CSS, HTML, or JSON
  • Experience in the SQL server database structure
  • Experience with serialization/deserialization and WSDL schemas
  • Minimum 5+ years working with web applications in .NET
  • Ability to break down business problems into solvable components to recommend solutions
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills, positive thinking and willingness to learn and expand existing knowledge
  • High interest in improving technology value to the business

Preferred

  • Knowledge of JavaScript, JQuery, CSS, frameworks (especially node.js)
  • Working knowledge of Java
  • Experience in source code control
  • Knowledge of cloud based application and storage hosts (Azure preferred)
  • Knowledge of IIS server technology a plus

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • .net: 5 years (Preferred)
  • full stack development: 3 years (Preferred)
Jr. System Administrator Lenexa, KS 8919

Advantage Tech is searching for a Junior System Administrator to join their client's organization in Lenexa, KS

 

This person will work with the System Admin, Network Admin, and Desktop Support to maintain a secure/healthy infrastructure.

Preferred Skills:

  • VMWare
  • Mitel Phone System
  • Meraki Firewalls and Switches Admin
  • Linux NGinX Varnish
  • Cloudflare Web Application Firewall Admin
  • Exchange 2013
  • SQL Server 2017/2019 Admin & Backups
  • MySQL Admin & Backups
  • Elastic DB, Logstash, Beats, Kibana Admin
  • A+,  Network+, Security+
  • SharePoint Admin
  • Datrium Hardware
  • Magento Admin

Required Skills:

  • Window 10 Pro Provisioning
  • Desktop PC/Printer Troubleshooting
  • Active Directory Provisioning
  • Office 365 Provisioning/Maintenance (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive, OneNote, Skype)
  • Windows 2016/2019 Server Provisioning/Maintenance
QA Tester Omaha, NE 8918

Are you looking for a great culture where everyone supports each other and you have growth opportunity?  This client is adding to their QA team and looking for a mentor to help the QA team.  

General Position Summary
Responsible for developing, maintaining, and executing test cases, and software / web testing. Participates in all phases of the SDLC, from business requirements review, design (development), to final system testing and release testing. Ensures software is tested thoroughly before it is migrated to Production. Able to execute automated scripts and possibly troubleshoot when those scripts fail. Supports the objectives and goals of the testing organization by identifying opportunities for process improvement across the Business Lines.

Essential Job Functions
·        Foundation-level knowledge in test automation and script/code creation; able to execute test automation scripts and analyze the results.
·        Serves as the testing subject matter expert on their team, following and teaching the test processes prescribed by the test organization, producing metrics on test progress, and tracking bug status.
·        Trains, mentors and educates other staff in the effective and appropriate use of testing, and test data.
·        Collaborates across business divisions to determine best practices and process improvements in testing, test data management, software change management and related technical tools; coordinate and drive the related implementation efforts.
·        Perform functional, functional integration, regression, as well as other forms of test activities according to best practice prescribed by the community of practice.
·        Creates test artifacts in Jira and Confluence, and understands the various issue type and template functionalities.

 Minimum Qualifications
·        Bachelor's degree in computer science, MIS, related field or equivalent work experience.
·        Proven success utilizing testing methodologies and software engineering tools and methods in testing client / server / service software throughout the software development cycle.
·        Dedicated to improvement and innovation regarding the effectiveness and efficiency of testing and quality management.
·        Ability to learn fast, be self-driven and to work across teams and disciplines.
·        Strong leadership skills.
·        Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
·        Ability to engage well with others and be passionate about providing an exemplary customer experience.

Desired Qualifications
·        Familiar with automated testing tools and their purpose.
·        Software and/or process development experience.
·        Previous experience working in the Insurance Industry.
·        Experience performing on an Agile team.

Call to talk further!  #advantagetech 
 

IS Technical Support III Kansas City, MO 8915

Job Summary:

 

Advantage Tech is seeking candidates for one of our amazing clients in the Kansas City area.

 

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.

 

DevOps Tooling Administrator Kansas City, MO 8912

Job Summary:

We are seeking a DevOps Engineer for a great client in the Kansas City area.

This position is responsible for managing and maintaining the set of tools utilized to support the DevOps capability to support the software development lifecycle of our development teams. Our Client is evolving its DevOps capability and we’re looking for individuals to be part of this transformation; to champion & implement DevOps practices in our organization. Ideal candidates for this position have experience in DevOps practices, demonstrate a passion for DevOps and have experience in either software development or server/tool administration.

Key Activities:

  • Provide day to day administration and support of the DevOps toolset, including installation, upgrades and configuration.
  • Understand and manage how the DevOps tools interact with the host operating system.
  • Understand and manage how the DevOps tools interact with each other, to ensure an efficient and sustainable integration design.
  • Collaborate with development teams to research and find applicability of new tools & capabilities.
  • Focus on establishing self-service practices for the development teams supported.
  • Collaborate with development teams to create and foster standards of the toolset.
  • Define and maintain documentation for setup, usage and administration of the toolset.
  • Assist in the creation of roadmaps to sunset, replace and decommission toolsets when new capabilities and technologies are introduced.
  • Monitor performance of the toolset and perform capacity planning to ensure acceptable levels of performance.
  • Define and implement custom extensibility of the tools to provide necessary capabilities.

Qualifications:

  • Associates' 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.
  • 3+ years of software development or software administration experience.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting multiple projects and tasks.
  • Understanding of and experience with source control tools (TFS,  Git, etc.)
  • Understanding of and experience with the SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) and Agile development required.
  • Experience using and maintaining tools that support software development (Gitlab,JIRA, Fisheye, Bamboo, Jenkins, Nexus,NuGet, Fortify, Sonar, etc.)
  • Experience in integration of tools from different vendors through automation/API a plus.
  • Experience performing administrative tasks in different platforms a plus: Windows or Unix/Linux.
  • Prior experience with Docker, Ansible, Puppet or Chef preferred.
  • Prior experience with build scripting technologies such as Maven preferred.
  • Experience using a variety of software development IDEs. Eclipse or IntelliJK IDEA preferred.
  • Knowledge of automation/scripting languages a plus

 

 

United States citizenship is required for this position.

Salesforce Developer Overland Park, KS 8905

Advantage Tech has an awesome client in Overland Park, KS needing a sharp Salesforce Developer. This role is a 3 month contract.

  • Build custom API integration using apex to send cases and related child records between our salesforce instance and our client's salesforce instance
  • Add business rules to case trigger to send updates when specific criteria are met
  • Map fields / values between both organizations
  • Build API Callout methods for case insert / case update
  • Validate payload on case insert and update to ensure sending organization is following expected requirements, if not do not permit insert / update and communicate reason back to the sending organization
  • Coordinate end-to-end testing, and manage change requests with both internal and external stakeholders

#Advantagetech

.NET Developer Topeka, KS 8904

Advantage Tech is looking for a .NET Developer.

This position exists to interpret and analyze system requirements, so that detailed specification can be prepared from which application programs will be written.  Identify technical solutions alternatives and implement solutions within budge costs and schedules.

Interviews end-users and observes operational procedures.  Also analyzes functional specifications for a system or program and translates into detail system specifications, program specifications, and design.  Work includes coding, testing and debugging application programs using detailed business instructions as to work methods and technology as established

Minimum Qualifications:

Successful completion of 24 hours in computer science coursework or certification and three years experience coding, testing, and debugging application programs or four years experience coding, testing, and debugging application programs.  Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency. 

Required Skills:

1 year .NET Core 
2 years C# 7 
Understands the differences in .NET Core / .NET Standard / .NET Framework 
Have worked with multiple authentication models coming in from different device sources 
Experience in session management and how it is different based on how a user using the application (mobile, tablet, browser, etc.) 
C# Experience developing RESTful API's. 
Focus on back end development. (e.g. Database communication , APIs, web services, DB communication) 
SQL Server experience 

IT Compliance Analyst Kansas City, MO 8903

Job Summary:

Advantage Tech is seeking candidates for an IT compliance analyst position.  The individual will be responsible for a variety of deliverables related to compliance activities, including access management, proactive access usage reviews, control testing and assessment, and general risk reporting. An ideal candidate for the role would have great attention to detail, work well in a team environment, and have a proven track record of improving processes or procedures they have had responsibility for.

 

 

 

Key Activities:

 

 

 

• Analyzes data and business processes to evaluate and verify compliance with established policies and procedures.

• Applies basic competence and skills in performing control assessments.

• Coordinates activities related to access management. This may include submitting requests for new access, managing procedures related to access requests, performing periodic access reviews, and generally ensuring access to various systems is in alignment with IT business needs and risk management practices..

• Manages, coordinates, or conducts activities related to identifying and managing department risks, such as department risk assessment and compliance activities, financial risk testing and documentation, lead projects for information security risk assessments.

• Participates in risk management related activities such as developing and monitoring risk profiles, developing mitigation strategies, responding to inquiries, providing documentation, explaining issues, and providing rationale and recommendations.

• Monitors status, identifies trends, gathers data, and prepares reports on quality measures, performance metrics, or other department measurables.

• Develops strategies to optimize data quality for reports provided to management.

• Coordinates project work of a moderate complexity and priority.

• Demonstrates level of knowledge necessary to effectively complete the projects.

• Prepares accurate observations and testing results and edits written internal and external communications.

• Presents work to managers and officers.

• Responsible for producing high-quality deliverables with varying complexity, priority or sensitivity.

• Provide other ad hoc analytical and project support.

 

 

 

Qualifications:

 

 

 

•Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Knowledge of budget and accounting principles.

• Proficient computer skills in programs including, but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet and email programs. Expand to more sophisticated MIS tools – MS Access and internal and System business applications.

• Effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills.

• Strong customer service orientation

• Strong project management skills, to include organization, planning and execution.

• Strong personal initiative.

• Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

 

 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

• One to three years professional experience generally required.

• Prior experience leading projects, compliance/review processes or audits and development/maintenance of procedures is preferred.

• Familiarity with risk management and access management processes is preferred.

• Strong analytical and problem solving skills, including the ability to understand and explain information. Ability to collect, organize, analyze and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy is preferred.

 

 

Software Developer Kansas City, MO 8902

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. 

 

Sr. Application Administrator (Cloud) Kansas City, KS 8901

Advantage Tech is searching for a Sr. Application Administrator for their client in Kansas City, KS.

 

General Purpose:

Drive the development, maintenance, and implementation of software applications. Administer support on a defined set of technical initiatives proposed for implementation. This includes planning, analysis, troubleshooting, integration, installation, configuration, operations, maintenance, and integrity of application software. Regularly provide advice and recommend actions involving rather complex issues. 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. Lead functional teams and/or projects.

 

This role prompts operational effectiveness and growth of a best-in-class, leading-edge organization and ensures long-term requirements of systems operations and administration are included in the overall information systems planning of the organization.

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with credibility and confidence when interacting with customers, coworkers, and stakeholders. Present application status and proposed solutions in a logical manner with a focus on benefits and based on relevant data. Adjust communications to fit the audience and message. Share information freely and openly, within ITS and with other stakeholder groups
  • Oversee application status and drive configuration, installation, maintenance, upgrades, and general support. Ensure the alignment of all activities to existing policies, processes, and procedures. Create and maintain thorough documentation to track configuration settings. Assist with user and group access to applications 
  • Ensure application uptime meets or exceeds defined SLAs. Leverage relationships with coworkers and across departments to resolve issues affecting customers. Identify priorities and present solutions, keeping the customer in mind
  • Perform application upgrades and patching, including planning and scheduling, testing, and coordination
  • Learn and adapt quickly to new situations, changing priorities, and disruptive technologies. Create opportunities to develop continuous improvement efforts. Maintain currency with latest industry knowledge and take initiative to experiment with new ideas and technologies
  • Continually develop new skills, knowledge, and abilities to maintain currency on developments with supported applications and architecture. Consistently align department activities with industry best practices.
  • Analyze problems by performing root cause analysis exercises. Identify and recommend solutions for problem resolution and prevention. Engage vendor support to leverage product expertise. Critically evaluate the benefits of implementing a temporary workaround versus a permanent solution
  • Support the vision for Cloud Applications. Work closely with team members and management to implement and support effective solutions for cloud applications. Maintain currency with technology, standards, and best practices. Support process improvement efforts within the team and across ITS
  • 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.

 

Minimum Requirements:

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, Networking, Azure
  • Work with migration from on-premises to cloud services such as Azure or AWS
  • Experience in design, architecture, and implementation of SaaS applications
  • Experience with web-based, multi-layered enterprise applications
  • Experience with customer issue tracking and ticketing systems
  • Experience assigning and configuring user permissions; experience managing an active directory
  • Experience managing application credentials
  • Experience managing and contributing to the development of best practice policies and procedures
  • Certification and/or License – N/A

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of software development lifecycle (SDLC) methodology
  • Strong ability to provide both detailed information as well as high-level summaries to key stakeholders
  • Able to quickly troubleshoot problems that may arise in work products
  • Able to prioritize work and manage time effectively
  • Able to comply with pertinent policies, procedures, regulations, and requirements
  • Able to effectively interact with vendor management, particularly for issue escalation and troubleshooting
  • Able to work in a project-based environment with strong planning and execution skills
  • Able to understand and work with large, complex IT systems
  • Able to develop positive working relationships and a strong rapport with team members and stakeholders
  • 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 work with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English
Software Developer Lenexa, KS 8900

Advantage Tech is looking for a Software Developer.

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

Essential skills included:

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

Ideal candidates will have:  

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

Technologies

  • ASP.NET 4.6.2 / .NET Core
  • AngularJS
  • Xamarin
  • SQL 2016 – 2017
  • JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, HTML
  • Micro Services
  • Visual Studio 2019
  • Webforms and MVC
  • Azure DevOps 2019
  • Telerik / Progress
  • Syncfusion
  • Web Services
  • Windows Services
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3
  • ServiceNow
  • SalesForce
  • ServiceChannel
  • LLBLGen Pro
  • Red-Gate
RPTS Senior Software Engineer Developer Kansas City, MO 8899

Advantage Tech is seeking candidates for a Software Engineer/Business Intelligence Developer position.

 

Job Summary:

 

 

Designs and develops distributed applications with moderate to high complexity that also have moderate to significant business criticality. Provides full software development lifecycle support. Responsible for design, secure coding, and for enforcing application security and standards and compliance processes. Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations. May lead functional teams or projects. Has in-depth domain knowledge of the relevant business area/s. Key responsibilities include requirement analysis, design, code, test, debug, document, implement and maintain software applications. Specifics of job responsibilities and skills are listed below.

 

Key Activities:

  • Knowledge and Skills: Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise.  Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends best practices. Adept in communicating complex business and technical concepts with the development team and management. Uses industry and System frameworks and standards to build solutions for complex technical problems; takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions.                                                                                                              
  • Requirements: Able to see effects of current design with future requirements and possible impact both within and outside the application.                                                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Design: Exceptional knowledgeable of interfaces, APIs, and networks.  Provides leadership establishing various security solutions.  Investigates and evaluates architecture design options. Detailed understanding of logical and physical data structures, good understanding of subsystems including the work flows. Able to lead design reviews.                                                                   
  • Development: Exceptionally skilled.  Develops solutions solving highly complex problems. Refactors regularly as a standard coding practice. Able to provide coaching to others.  Design/builds/tailor/implement various tools, e.g. continuous integration, testing, IDE automation, deployment, or other process automation tools. Able to lead code reviews.                                                                       
  • Testing: Sets the standards for test design. Provides guidance to others for improving tests and/or suggests improvements and refactoring. Designs and writes tests to simulate challenging conditions. Detailed understanding of how to effectively test code written against third party software. Implements performance tests as required.                                                                                 
  • Project Management: Assists with establishing the work breakdown. Excellent estimating capabilities.  Drives self and others to meet project dates.  Continually provides input for improvement in estimation and planning process. Standards and Best Practices – Design, update, and implement frameworks and best practices for the project. Uses industry and System frameworks and standards to build solutions for complex technical problems.                                                                                                                                       Leadership: Leadership: May lead functional teams or projects with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity.Problem Solving – Leads others to solve complex problems; uses sophisticated analytical thought to exercise judgment and identify innovative solutions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  • Impact: Impacts the achievement of customer, operational, project or service objectives; work is guided by functional policies.            Interpersonal Skills: Clearly communicates problems, solutions and tradeoffs to technical and non-technical audiences. Actively listens to different points of view, and collaborates well with others.

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 six to eight years of relevant and progressive information technology experience directly related to the design and development of software solutions; including substantial experience in enterprise-class solutions.
  • Established knowledge with Industry software development methodologies, standards and architecture frameworks.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and learn new technologies.
  • Moderate project management skills.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills. Ability to explain complex technical information to technical and non-technical contacts.
  • Excellent planning and organization skills.
  • Excellent initiative, innovative thinking skills, and the ability to analyze details and adopt a big-picture view.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, including the ability to think logically and analytically.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively build relationships; promote, and work well in, a collaborative team environment; and influence others

 

 

PREFERRED TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Advanced understanding of Java/Java EE, Java EE frameworks, and Java EE application servers.
  • Angular 4+, Spring Framework, Cloud (AWS, etc.).
  • Business intelligence (design and development), Oracle, as well as a knowledge of back-end PL/SQL scripts, RESTful Web services (i.e.: Spring REST), JMS, WebSphere MQ, and similar technologies.
  • JPA and similar persistence frameworks, XML/JSON, Software Configuration Management (i.e. GIT, Subversion).
  • Agile software development methodologies. • Test Driven Development Practices and frameworks (i.e. JUnit, Cactus, TestNG, Selenium, etc.).
  • Prior production support for high throughput distributed applications.

 

Software Engineer DataStage Kansas City, MO 8898

Advantage Tech is seeking candidates for a software engineer opening. This position will be responsible for analyzing, designing, developing, implementing and supporting enterprise solutions for 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

 

United States citizenship is required for this position.

 

Data System Analyst Overland Park, KS 8897

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

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

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

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for data consolidation, analysis, database tuning and business reporting.
  • Develops and maintains reports for stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Performs advanced business analysis using various techniques, e.g. data aggregation, de-normalization, statistical analysis, explanatory and predictive modeling, data mining.
  • Determines best practices and develops actionable insights and recommendations for the current business operations or issues.
  • Collaborates with various function teams such as marketing, research, underwriting, operations and IT to identify analytical requirements and achieve business results.
  • Provides support to research teams or management by collecting and analyzing data and reporting results based on the needs of end users.
  • May handle special analytical projects as needed.
  • May assist in implementing or developing systems to capture business operation data.
  • Uses commercial tools or develops custom solutions to generate metrics to present actionable recommendations.
  • Contributes to the design of relational databases for data storage or processing. May assist in the creation of database architecture, and data repositories and warehouses.
  • Develops data models to meet the needs of the organization's information systems.
  • Ensures data accuracy. Troubleshoots and improves performance of data applications
  • Maintains data integrity and data processing efficiency by working to eliminate redundancy and applying best practice data stewardship techniques.
  • Develops strategies for warehouse implementation, data acquisition and access, and data archiving and recovery.
  • May evaluate new data sources for adherence to the organization's quality standards and ease of integration. 
  • May recommend data reporting or access tools and train end-users in their use.
  • Stays informed of the ways the organization uses its data.
  • Continuously learning and staying abreast of technology advances, specifically cloud data technologies.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field, or relevant combination of experience and education
  • 2+ years Data Analysis experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an iterative (agile), fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with distributed data systems.
  • Excellent SQL skills to include T-SQL-specific DDL and DML and SSIS
  • Strong understanding of Relational Data modeling including the following patterns/concepts:
    • Normalization
    • Self-referencing tables
    • 1:1 extensions and Primary-Foreign Key pattern
  • Experience with the following technologies:
    • SQL Management Studio
    • Microsoft Report Builder and/or SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
    • Power BI or other Data Visualization Tools

Highly Desirable

  • Experience working with a cloud-based environment such as Microsoft Azure
  • Data base tuning, indexing, Query Plan analysis, bulk data movement, and data caching
  • Experience with GIT, TFS, or other version control solutions
  • Experience with data warehouse, mart, lake or other high volume OLAP topologies
  • Experience with advanced Azure data analysis tools including but not limited to Databricks, Spark, Data Pipeline, Machine Learning, Data Lake and Data Factories
  • Experience with Python and related Data Analysis tools including Pandas and NumPy
  • Knowledge of Predictive Analysis and Business Intelligence techniques and best-practice

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

Project Manager – Infra Kansas City, KS 8896

Advantage Tech is looking for an Infrastructure Project Manager

We are looking for a technical PM with system, software upgrades and hardware deployment experience, some example projects are: Voalte upgrade, audiology system upgrade, security project like Infoblox network appliance. The PM does not need to be at a Sr. PM level just familiar with technical teams and vendor coordination. We would like the candidate to live in Kansas City. Any previous Construction and/or Merger/Acquisition experience from an IT Infrastructure perspective, would be very helpful. 

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

Quality Analyst Kansas City, MO 8895

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

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

 

Essential Functions:

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

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 5 years of related work experience required
  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools and approaches
  • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases
  • Hands-on experience with both white box and black box testing
  • Hands-on experience with automation testing and automation testing tools like selenium, cucumber or others
  • Experience with C#, .Net, T-SQL,TFS, and Jira
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process
  • Experience with performance and/or security testing is a plus
  • Desired Healthcare Experience
  • Solid and adequate written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and report status
Security Administrator Lee's Summit, MO 8893

Advantage Tech is seeking a Security Administrator for a 3-month contract with a great partner organization in Lee’s Summit, MO.

This individual will serve as user access administrator on the Cyber security & Information Security (CSIS) Team. Responsible for day-to-day management of user access including the user add/change/delete processes, managing user passwords, managing security parameters, defining and maintaining role-based access, and assisting with periodic access reviews.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs security administration on various systems and applications (e.g., SQL, Web, Active Directory, Citrix, Mobile Devices, physical access, etc.).
  • Grants access in accordance with GEHA policy, established standards and procedures.
  • Perform analysis of requests for potential risk prior to access.
  • Troubleshoots security system access issues.
  • Answers questions regarding information security practices or security access.
  • Participates in internal and external audit support activities. Performs activities to resolve open audit issues.
  • Interface with CSIS management and staff to identify access control risk issues.
  • Follows processes and procedures to ensure compliance.
  • Reports suspicious activities or non-compliance access rights to management.
  • Prepares ad-hoc reports in support of various initiatives.
  • Maintain individual records for departmental metric reporting.
  • Communicates project progress status and issues to manager.
  • Recommends procedural changes to enhance the functionality of the CSIS team.
  • Identifies opportunities to automate or streamline current processes.
  • Communicates with global peers across Information Security, Risk and Compliance and Information Technology focusing on service delivery improvements and increasing productivity.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree (120 credit hours) in computer science or a related discipline.
  • Requires three years’ experience in Information Technology, Security, or related area.
  • Additional years of qualifying work experience may be considered in lieu of formal education.
  • Requires flexible work shifts including on-call, overtime and weekends.
  • Requires customer service skills focused and detail oriented.
Dev Ops Engineer Omaha, NE 8891

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

Job Duties: A Day in the Life

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

Required

  • Bachelor's degree with area of specialization in Information Systems or related field
  • 8+ years as a Developer/Network Engineer/Testing Engineer
  • Broad understanding of tools and technologies: source control, continuous integration, infrastructure automation, deployment automation, container concepts, orchestration and cloud
  • Strong problem solving / analytical skills
  • Understanding of system and networking concepts and troubleshooting techniques
  • Knowledge of the software development processes and methodologies
  • Knowledge of Internet software, Spreadsheet software, and Word Processing software
  • Available to provide on-call support 24 hours per day, 7 days a week as needed
  • Ability to work night, weekend and/or early morning hours based on business needs
Tabular Developer Lee's Summit, MO 8890

Advantage Tech is looking for a Tabular Developer for our Lee's Summit, MO Client.

The Developer designs, develops, implements and supports database development to meet business needs of. Designs and develops data transformations and tabular models. Works closely with the Business Data Analysts to develop solutions for implementation.

SKILLS

  • Design tabular database model to support business Power BI dashboards.
  • Engineers/designs security for data in tabular database.
  • Analyzes and implements database solutions to meet the business needs. Use tools such as the following:  MS Visual Studio, SQL Server, SSIS, SSAS, Tabular Modeling, DevOps.
  • Consults with analysts and technical staff, determines needs and designs database solutions for more complex problems. Suggest alternate approaches to meet data needs.
  • Engineers/designs, documents and solves complex solutions with oversight from the Architect.
  • Communicates project progress and status to the Team Lead.
  • Responsible for troubleshooting, debugging solutions and creating unit tests.
  • Conducts tasks and assignments as directed while looking for efficiencies.
  • Must maintain knowledge of current and upcoming technologies
  • Conducts code reviews and acts as a resource to others to resolve problems.
  • Participates in sessions, presentations and meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Requires

  • Experience with SSAS (tabular)
  • Requires four – six years of experience in database development which may include using SQL development (SQL Server. SSAS and SSIS).
  • Bachelor's degree preferred but additional years of qualifying work experience may be considered in lieu of formal education.
  • Requires knowledge of database design and tabular data modeling.
  • Works under minimal supervision.
  • Requires effective communication skills.
  • Must have ability to effectively maintain focus and productivity while working on multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision and guidance

Preferred Experience

  • Power BI or DAX experience preferred.
  • Implementing risk and security.
  • Health Care Industry experience preferred.

 

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

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

#advantagetech

Jr. Application Developer (Angular) Lee's Summit, MO 8889

Advantage Tech is searching for a Jr. Application Developer candidate who is experienced in Angular 2+, to join their client based out of Lee's Summit, Mo

To ensure success as a Jr. Application Developer, candidates should have knowledge of software engineering techniques and best practices, be familiar with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS, and have excellent communication skills. Ultimately, the Developer will need to be able to design and build a streamlined application to company specifications that meets the needs of the user.

 

Responsibilities:

· Designing and developing user interfaces using Angular 2+ best practices.

· Adapting interface for modern internet applications using the latest front-end technologies.

· Writing JavaScript, CSS, and HTML.

· Developing product analysis tasks.

· Making complex technical and design decisions for Angular 2+ projects.

· Developing application codes and unit tests in Angular 2+, Java Technologies, and Rest Web Services.

· Conducting performance tests.

· Consulting with the design team.

· Ensuring high performance of applications and providing support.

 

Requirements:

· Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar.

· Previous work experience or schooling as an Angular 2+ Developer.

· Familiar with CSS, HTML, and writing cross-browser compatible code.

 

Knowledge of using Angular 2+ libraries, extensions and tools including:

  • Angular 8
  • Visual Code/Git
  • Node.js Express
  • Mongo
  • AWS
  • RDS
  • Elastic Beanstalk
  • S3
  • CloudFront
  • Twilio
  • Paytrace
  • Avalara
  • Google Maps

· Knowledge of JavaScript MV-VM/MVC frameworks including Angular 2+

· Excellent communication skills.

· Experience or schooling with implementing front-end and back-end web applications.

· Excellent communication skills.

· Critical thinker and good problem-solver.

Application Developer (Angular) Lee's Summit, MO 8888

Advantage Tech is searching for an Application Developer candidate who is experienced in Angular 2+ and has worked in any type of lead role, to join their client based out of Lee's Summit, Mo

To ensure success as an Application/Angular 2+ Developer, candidates should have knowledge of software engineering techniques and best practices, be familiar with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS, and have excellent communication skills. Ultimately, the Developer will need to be able to design and build a streamlined application to company specifications that meets the needs of the user.

 

Responsibilities:

· Designing and developing user interfaces using Angular 2+ best practices.

· Adapting interface for modern internet applications using the latest front-end technologies.

· Writing JavaScript, CSS, and HTML.

· Developing product analysis tasks.

· Making complex technical and design decisions for Angular 2+ projects.

· Developing application codes and unit tests in Angular 2+, Java Technologies, and Rest Web Services.

· Conducting performance tests.

· Consulting with the design team.

· Ensuring high performance of applications and providing support.

 

Requirements:

· Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar.

· Previous work experience or schooling as an Angular 2+ Developer.

· Familiar with CSS, HTML, and writing cross-browser compatible code.

 

Knowledge of using Angular 2+ libraries, extensions and tools including:

  • Angular 8
  • Visual Code/Git
  • Node.js Express
  • Mongo
  • AWS
  • RDS
  • Elastic Beanstalk
  • S3
  • CloudFront
  • Twilio
  • Paytrace
  • Avalara
  • Google Maps

· Knowledge of JavaScript MV-VM/MVC frameworks including Angular 2+

· Excellent communication skills.

· Experience or schooling with implementing front-end and back-end web applications.

· Excellent communication skills.

· Critical thinker and good problem-solver.

Software Engineer Kansas City, MO 8887

Job Summary:

 

Advantage Tech has an awesome client that is seeking a Java Software Engineer with Angular expertise. This position will be responsible for the design, development, and engineering and reengineering of software solutions for a large nationally used enterprise system in support of banking 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.
Network Engineer Omaha, NE 8886

Ready to work for a company where you can have some impact on the direction of technology?  This company is needing you to help update their old technology!  Be part of a small but mighty team!

The Network Engineer ensures the availability, stability and integrity of LAN, WAN, VLAN, and WLAN networks.  Under general direction, the Network Engineer is responsible for the design, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of the network infrastructure.

Job Duties:

  1. Plan, design and install complex network solutions to support the company’s needs.
  2. Design networks using various supplier products.
  3. Install and monitor network software, hardware and related patches.
  4. Create and maintain network documentation as it relates to network topology, equipment, operational support and configuration.  Documentation to include drawings created in Visio.
  5. Manage and monitor the wired and wireless networks at the corporate office, and other locations as assigned.  Monitor network connectivity to ensure that all users and production equipment have the required network connections.
  6. Monitor network performance and make configuration changes to routers, switches, etc., as necessary to ensure that maximum network performance is maintained.
  7. Manage all aspects of network security (Firewalls, ISE, Antivirus, etc.).
  8. Provide 2nd and 3rd tier troubleshooting and problem solving for network issues.
  9. Perform enhancements to existing products.
  10. Keep abreast of latest technologies. 
  11. On-call responsibilities are as needed.
  12. Mentor and coach less experienced colleagues.

Skills: 

  1. Advanced knowledge of LAN/WAN networking, routing, switching, workstations, operating systems, and application data flows.
  2. Demonstrated proficiency with Cisco equipment such as routers, switches, ASA firewalls, firepower and ISE Server. 
  3. Advanced knowledge of wireless technologies with the ability to configure, manage and troubleshoot devices manufactured by Cisco.
  4. Familiarity with virtualization:  VMware.
  5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Education/Certs:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  2. 7+ years IT network experience (managing and troubleshooting enterprise networks).
  3. CCNP certifications.
  4. Other certification preferred: CCIE  

#advantagetech 

 

Customer Service Representative Kansas City, MO 8882

Advantage Tech is seeking a Customer Service Representative to provide first-line response to a high volume of incoming calls from customers using our clients products and services.  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 FR 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).
Territory Manager Independence, MO 8876

Advantage Tech is looking for Territory Manager's for our Independence Client.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Skill Set /Experience Requirements: Directs and performs all activities related to the recruitment of Dental care providers, Dental Service Organizations, and dental groups into the Connection Dental Network. Applies a complete knowledge of all the organization’s products, services and policies to negotiate and manage contracts and financial reimbursement rates with Dental Providers. Utilizes critical thinking skills to perform thorough analysis and development of recruitment and retention efforts. Makes recommendations to the Network Management team to coordinate, develop, monitor and manage dental provider recruitments, negotiations, training, and other special projects with minimal supervision by the Network Development Supervisor. Acts as a mentor for associate-level Territory/Regional Managers in a one-on-one setting.

·         REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience

  • Requires a Bachelor Degree in Business, Healthcare, Marketing, Communication, or other related field
  • Appropriate experience may be considered in lieu of formal education
  • Requires two years of experience in Dental Provider recruitment or business-to-business sales that includes negotiating agreements or contracts or Dental Office management experience
  • Requires traveling to assigned territory somewhat frequently based on business need or according to recruitment strategy
  • Must be capable of making decisions with little guidance from network leadership
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to develop and facilitate network growth and maintenance strategies with in assigned territory

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

Business Analyst Omaha, NE 8875

Work for one of the coolest companies in Omaha!  They are adding a business analyst to a cool project.  

Job Description:

    Essential Job Functions

   ·    Communicate with all involved participants of business technology
      requests to ensure common understanding of related requirements,
      scope, priority, impact, accountability's, schedule, design,
      conditions of satisfaction, status, and issues
   ·    Coordinate, oversee, and monitor efforts of all involved participants
      of business technology requests to ensure quality and timely delivery
   ·    Provide and/or facilitate the quality and timely completion of all
      deliverables related to business technology requests
   ·    Negotiate scope, priority, commitments, and schedule related to
      business technology requests
   ·    Determine and implement process improvements relevant to the business
      technology requests life cycle activities and deliverables
   
    Minimum Qualifications

    This job requires a background that demonstrates the following minimum
    knowledge, skills, talents and traits:
   ·    Bachelor's degree or commensurate work experience required
   ·    Motivated, accountable, results-oriented self-starter
   ·    Demonstrated software development life cycle (SDLC)
      knowledge/aptitude required
   ·    Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines on multiple concurrent tasks
      required
   ·    Ability to work with appropriate technical tools to fulfill
      responsibilities
   ·    Excellent communication skills required
   ·    Excellent negotiation skills required
   ·    Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills required
   ·    Excellent facilitation skills required
   ·    Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and with business
      customers required
   ·    The ability to provide seamless, trustworthy, attentive and
      resourceful (S.T.A.R.) customer service.
   ·    Engages well with others and are passionate about providing an
      exemplary customer experience.

   Desired Qualifications
   ·    Experience working in the insurance industry is preferred.
   ·    Knowledge of BABOK, PMBOK or a similar best practice body of
      knowledge.
   ·    Knowledge in software quality assurance best practices and web-based
      requirement and test management tools.
   ·    Leadership and training experience.
 

Immediate interviews!  #advantagetech 

Sr. Application Developer Kansas City, KS 8874

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

Job Summary:

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

Primary Responsibilities:

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

Primary Skills & Experience:

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

Bonus Skills & Experience:

  • Oracle Demantra software development experience.
  • Oracle Business Modeler tool experience.
  • Knowledge of the AIX, UNIX or Linux environments.
  • Knowledge of retail or wholesale operations.
Application Administrator IV Leawood, KS 8872

Position Purpose:

  • This position is responsible for ongoing improvement to the continuous delivery/deployment pipeline and configuration management for client’s consumer applications and platform.
  • This position is also a key contributing member for support and maintenance of Client Intranet and Extranet applications.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • DevOps Improvements
    • ?Development of increasingly automated procedures and best-practice implementation, including configuration as code, to continually improve consistency and velocity of deployments, environment builds, and issue resolution.
  • Consumer Platform Operation
    • ?Proactively monitored and managed platform systems that ensure maximum availability, performance, and accuracy to meet the needs of the business.
    • Communication to all levels of the business regarding the impact and root cause analysis of platform outages.?

  • Consumer Platform Support

    • ?Timely, informative, and helpful response to internal and external customers' concerns and issues encountered within the digital consumer platform.

    • Escalation of discovered issues to Development for resolution or other business units for prioritization.

  • Team Management

    • ?Management of contract and lower-level positions within the team ensuring alignment with business needs and objectives.

  • Project/Hotfix Deployment

    • Coordination with Project Management, Development, and Quality Assurance teams to prepare and execute continual deployments.?

Job Specifications:

  • Configuration management (Puppet, Chef, Ansible, etc.)
  • Continuous integration/delivery tools (Jenkins, Octopus, etc.)
  • Containerization (Kubernetes, Docker)
  • Automation/scripting in a DevOps like role (PowerShell, Ruby, YAML, etc.)
  • Application and Infrastructure monitoring (New Relic), System logging (Splunk), API testing (Postman and RunScope/Blazemeter).
  • Tier 3 technical production support of end-user system issues
  • Microsoft Azure Cloud Services, deployments, and containerization
  • Some experience with Javascript and Node.js is a plus
  • Querying back-end databases using SQL languages (Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle 10g/11g)
  • Architecture and functionality of web-based systems
  • Administering and troubleshooting Windows Server and IIS and hosted applications
  • Patch management

Skills and Ability

  • Strong Interpersonal Skills
    • Must be able to communicate complex technical issues to all stakeholders, including those who do not have a technical background.
    • Must be influential but able work effectively in a project team
    • Must be comfortable communicating diplomatically with individual contributors and upper-management.
  • Self-learning:
    • Must be willing to identify and find the solutions to previously unknown issues.
    • Must practice self-awareness and ask for assistance as needed.
  • Analytical/Problem Solving
    • Intellectual capacity and ability to gather, sort and analyze data and then develop logical conclusions; critical thinking skills
    • Familiar with problem solving tools/techniques and able to communicate options, conclusions, and recommendations to both the business and the technology teams.
  • Technical Leadership
    • Provide technical leadership, mentorship, and guidance in all areas of team responsibilities.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, journalism, or computer science or equivalent. Necessary to develop self-direction, writing ability, critical thinking, and foundation of software implementation fundamentals.
  • Possess or has made progress toward receiving Web technology certification.
  • Minimum 5+ years experience.
  • 5+ year’s management of technical/support personnel.
  • 5+ years project management.
  • 5+ years experience with managing CMS solutions
  • Experience managing application implementation projects that have a budget of at least $500,000.
  •  

 

 

 

Automation QA Omaha, NE 8863

Do you want to work in one of the best kept secrets in town?  Join this company as they begin their transition to automation testing.  

QUALITY ASSURANCE EXPERIENCE: 

  • Experience in both manual and automated software testing techniques with a strong focus on quality throughout the entire software development cycle Create and update automated test scripts to ensure product accuracy
  • Hands-on experience writing automated test scripts from scratch
  • Execute software testing to include functional testing, system testing, regression testing, and performance testing
  • Experience testing RESTful APIs and working in an Agile environment
  • DevOps experience with an ability to identify requirements and translate user stories into working test plans and test cases
  • Create comprehensive test plans with well defined, reusable test cases from business requirements and functional specifications documents to support the successful implementation and enhancements of software applications
  • Document software defects in an issue tracking system and proactively communicate issues with developers and leadership
  • Manage scheduling to identifies and reports risks to project schedule and product quality and proposes new methods to control and/or mitigate risks
  • Working knowledge of JMeter, Postman/Newman or similar tools a plus.

Experience:  

  • Experience with simple SQL queries and data tables
  • Ability to translate from business requirements to technical testing solutions
  • Experience with full cycle testing including functional testing, system testing, integration testing, performance and stress testing
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in technology testing required

Reach out for more info!  #advantagetech

Enterprise Architect Lee's Summit, MO 8860

Advantage Tech is looking for an Enterprise Architect for our Lee's Summit client. 

The enterprise architect will work with the leadership in the business and technology areas to lead our technology related business capability strategy and planning.  They will develop and ensure the IT roadmap and business architecture aligns to our healthcare system and our corporate strategy. The incumbent will lead the IT investment prioritization aligned to our business priorities and IT roadmap. Responsibilities include ensuring all IT assets deliver value to our patients, customers, physicians, clinicians, business and overall IT users.

 

Understands the healthcare business model to align our technology investments, assets and architecture to drive our organization to a desired future state IT. Participates in creating strategies and policies to meet overall business goals. Develops and implements enterprise architecture processes and governance for our technical teams to deliver to needed business capabilities.

 

Deep knowledge of business and technical architecture focused on integrated care delivery business capabilities as well as experience in business relationship management is desired. Responsible to synchronize business capability planning with IT department leadership including leaders of the informatics, data, security, infrastructure and application teams. Must be able to build relationships with peers and senior leaders throughout the organization.

Architecture.

 

Strategy and Planning

 

  • Solid understanding of the healthcare landscape from a payer’s perspective and be able to dive deeply into technology issues
  • Support the Director of EA in defining a strategic vision to enable Enterprise-wide business capability roadmaps to drive technology enabled transformation and leverage information to improve healthcare and business outcomes. Lead efforts to translate the strategic vision into the creation of an aggressive and cost-effective five year IT business capability roadmap.
  • Lead the oversight and development of the future state IT architecture, which supports required business capabilities and drives reliability, speed, agility and cost efficiency.
  • Drive the effort to establish and utilize total lifecycle cost analysis and establishing IT as a key component for driving value throughout the organization.
  • Articulate new technical areas and strategies for IT focus and inform the IT leadership to build the core competencies required to lead in these areas (e.g., integrated data applications and leveraged hardware architecture models).
  • Responsible for strategic and operational direction of Company enterprise architecture maturity.
  • Leading through influence, create and maintain architectural guiding principles, standards and overall architecture governance to align technology decision making consistent with the principles and standards.
  • Working with portfolio leaders, initiate and deliver technology evaluations and recommendations, including but not limited to performing a key role in evaluating Buy vs. Build, Data Center vs. Cloud decisions and other critical choices in our infrastructure, applications, process, and data stacks
  • Conduct enterprise architecture discovery sessions, workshops and white boarding sessions with key stakeholders to present architecture deliverables and obtain feedback
  • Serve as advisor to senior business management on business and information integration strategies
  • Derive, define, and explicitly represent various artifacts within The Enterprise Framework
  • In-depth knowledge of the Healthcare proposed rulings and frameworks including 21st century cures act, FHIR and USCDI.

 

Operational Management

 

  • Lead the collection of IT demand from business users and prioritize IT investments aligned to the business capability roadmaps.
  • Lead efforts to drive efficiency, simplification and agility of our IT assets, architecture and operations. Lead the realization of mature asset management, standardization and reuse to facilitate efficiency, simplification and agility.
  • Actively participate in discussions with key partners, both internal and external to Company in the creation of value through unique IT partnerships and initiatives. This thought process will be focused around the creation of value through IT’s investments with key strategic business partners.
  • Ensure that the quality, security, stability and agility of the EA meet evolving business needs by coordinating with other stakeholders.
  • Articulate new technical areas for IT focus and help build the core competencies required to lead the organization into these areas (e.g., integrated data applications, leveraged infrastructure application, etc).
  • Align the development of the IT department operating and capital budgets aligned to business capability roadmaps.
  • Provide performance feedback and complete performance evaluations for associates. Informal performance feedback should be provided on a frequent basis and should include feedback from fellow associates. Feedback should be focused on recognition for achievement, and opportunities for growth.
  • Documents existing systems architecture and tech portfolio to ensure accuracy is maintained
  • Defines solutions using SOA, micro services, automating business process models and cloud based services
  • Creates prototypes and authors detailed interaction specifications
  • Works closely and provides direction to solution architects/Designers/Developers/ to ensure consistency, compliance with IT standards/formulary, policies & architectural plans, quality of solutions, and knowledge sharing
  • Participates in highly impactful or complex operational incidents to ensure proper response and permanent resolutions to issues and errors
  • Gain organizational commitment for enterprise level architecture and infrastructure initiatives

 

Other Experience

 

  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Services or a related field is preferred.
  • Possess 10 years hands-on experience and a comprehensive understanding working within Enterprise Architecture environments, Experience within Solution Design & Architecture, Robust knowledge within Security Architecture, Experience of all aspects of the software development lifecycle, Applications/Digital engagement background working within architecture, Experience working within mobile, cloud and infrastructure solutions environments, Enterprise Analytics.

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

Software Architect Omaha, NE 8859

Are you looking to join one of the "best places in Omaha"?  This company is adding a software architect to their growing team.  

  • Collaborate: Partner with analysts, developers and other architects to create high-level functional and technical designs that will guide the development teams
  • Innovate: Create and design databases, views, stored procedures, SQL statements and user-defined functions of varying complexity with a "best practices" approach to keys, indices and relationships in the latest version of SQL Server
  • Optimize: Design features with a broader scale in mind, allowing for more reuse of components of and connectors across Windows environment
  • Analyze: Constantly research, evaluate, and prototype new technologies and products for possible inclusion in products, tools and methodologies and assist in the definition and implementation of new methods, tools or processes
  • Create: Design intuitive, logical and dynamic user interfaces using HTML, HTML5, DHTML, JavaScript, JSON and AJAX
  • Develop: Create efficient, scalable, reusable, tiered components of using the latest versions of ASP.NET, .NET core, MVC, and WCF
  • Deliver: Create technical design documentation that fully defines all application code and the underlying methodology for the design decisions made

Join this super cool environment and be part of a strong technology team!  #advantagetech 

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

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.

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.
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.

 

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.

#advantagetech

Front End 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.
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.

 

 

 

 

 

Data Reporting Analyst Kansas City, MO 8826

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

This data reporting analyst will transform data into information that can be utilized to make business decisions and actions. Their work involves acquiring data from other sources, creating reports on a regular basis, correcting any code issues, and ensuring that databases remain error-free and organized.

Applicants should be familiar with programs such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and SQL databases, as well as statistical software. This job is well-suited to people who are organized, have strong mathematical abilities, and work well as part of a team.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure the timely and accurate generation of all corporate internal reporting, promote consistency and standardization amongst the various types of reports and databases, and manage the various reporting tools utilized by the client
  • Develop efficiencies to consolidate and increase the effectiveness of reporting, and maintain departmental reports used internally
  • Maintain the database and applicable documentation of reporting procedures
  • Fulfill report requests
  • Meet all time sensitive reporting dates
  • Perform ad hoc duties in accordance with business needs
  • Education & Experience
  • Preferred Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent combination of experience and education
  • One to three (3) years of related experience
  • Experience in defining, developing, and testing reports using MS Access, MS Excel, SQL, Adobe Acrobat, Crystal Reports or similar query language is preferred

Competencies:

  • Professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to read and interpret documents
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to speak effectively
  • General mathematical skills to include basic adding, subtracting, multiplication and division
  • Ability to think logically in following procedures and instructions
  • General problem-solving abilities
  • Exhibit sound and accurate judgment and demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness
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.
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.

 

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 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

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

 

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
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

#advantagetech

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.

#advantagetech

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.

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.
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.

#advantagetech

Architect Overland Park, KS 8715

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

Job Description

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

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

 Candidates must have MuleSoft Certifications:

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

 

 

Qualifications

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

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

Description:

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

Job Responsibilities:

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

Skills & Knowledge: (when applicable)

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

Competencies:

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

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • 2 yr. Associates or 4 yr. BA/BS in Computer Science, Engineering or Information Systems degree or equivalent experience required.
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.

#advantagetech

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.

#advantagetech

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
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!

#advantagetech 

 

 

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
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

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

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.
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.

#advantagetech

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.

#advantagetech

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

 

#advantagetech

 

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

#advantagetech

Contractor Benefits

Employee Referral Program