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Title Location Job ID
Sr. Cloud Systems Administrator Kansas City, KS 8758

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

 

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

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

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

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

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Education and Experience:

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

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

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

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

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

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

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

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

 

Education and Experience:

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

 

Essential Job Skills:

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

Job Summary: 

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

  

Key Activities:

 

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

 

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

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an information technology field (e.g., Computer/Management Information Systems (MIS/CIS), Computer Science (CS), Electrical/Computer Engineering (EE/CE), or an equivalent combination of related education and/or work experience.
  • Typically requires at least six years of relevant and progressive information technology experience directly related to the design and development of software solutions; with some experience in enterprise-class solutions. 
  • Established knowledge of Industry software development methodologies, standards and architecture frameworks. 
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and learn new technologies. 
  • Fundamental project management skills. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to explain complex technical information to technical and non-technical contacts. 
  • Strong planning and organization skills. 
  • Strong initiative, innovative thinking skills, and the ability to analyze details and adopt a big-picture view. 
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, including the ability to think logically and analytically. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively build relationships; promote, and work well in, a collaborative team environment; and influence others. 

Preferred Skills:

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

 

SharePoint Administrator Kansas City, MO 8755

We are seeking a SharePoint Administrator for one of our amazing clients in the Kansas City area. 

Job Summary:Migrating sites to SharePoint Online. Performs migrations and is the central point of contact for content owners. Interface between Content Operations and End Users.

 Key Activities:

  • Facilitate design and architecture sessions with internal customers

  • Lead migrations and modernizations from legacy physical sites (on-premise) to SharePoint Cloud

  • Gather internal customer requirements and work with Operations Team

  • Collaborate with local functional teams across the FRS System

  • Deliver consistent quality in a team environment with focus on personal and team growth

  • Develop and maintains a productive working relationship with project sponsors, internal clients, vendors, and other key stakeholders

  • Leverage strong communication skills to effectively drive recommendations and land priorities across internal clients, partners, senior executives and across organizational boundaries

  • Communicate solution components in layman’s terms to business and IT stakeholders.

Qualifications:

  • An associate’s degree from a two-year college or technical school or equivalent combination of education and/or work related experience is required. A bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university is preferred

  • The position requires a minimum of two years of SharePoint experience, of which at least one year within a SharePoint environment is required. 2 years of experience with SharePoint (on-premise) and SharePoint Online preferred

  • Experience using ShareGate Desktop preferred

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of internal stakeholders

  • Consulting and facilitation skills

  • Customer/Client Relationship Support

  • Demonstrated ability to be self-managed and to meet critical deadlines

  • Proven ability to manage client relationships

  • Broad knowledge-base of Office 365, SharePoint

Database Administrator Kansas City, MO 8754

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

JOB SUMMARY:

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

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:

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

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

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

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Data Analyst Kansas City, MO 8753

Advantage Tech is currently looking for a Data Analyst in Kansas City, MO.  Great global company that values employees and offers great benefits and incentives. 

JOB SUMMARY:          

The Data Analyst is responsible for ongoing analysis of Client, Policy, revenue, and premium information, obtained from a variety of different sources.  It involves development and preparation of information and reports for management, Associates, and other custom built applications.  The Data Analyst is also responsible for validating data through the production and delivery phases of the Data Warehouse processes and Business Intelligence initiative.

Essential Duties:

  • Subject matter expert of data systems, including thorough understanding of nightly processes and data flows
  • Generate standard and ad hoc reports on a regular basis
  • Synthesize data from multiple sources
  • Recognize data issues and work with providers of data to resolve problems
  • Perform standard data quality and assurance policies within agency management systems
  • Express complex technical concepts effectively, both verbally and written

 

 

Other Responsibilities:

  • Provides consulting, training, reporting and primary technical support as need for data intensive projects throughout the project lifecycle including post go-live
  • Responsible for monitoring progress and maintaining responsibility for delivering project deliverables accurately and on time
  • Makes decisions in compliance with established corporate and department standards
  • Provides exceptional customer service and adheres to the Lockton philosophies

 

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

  • BS/BA degree required
  • At least 3 years of experience in data analysis in the insurance industry or related field
  • At least 3 years of experience in working with project teams in an information technology environment
  • Excellent understanding of data modeling, T-SQL and ETL
  • Proficiency with SQL Server/SQL Tools and Microsoft Excel
  • Familiarity with BI Tools and Data Warehouse analysis
  • Experience in the design and build of enterprise data warehouses and related processes
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data in a variety of formats and to provide recommendations and support in establishing strategic plans for undertaking data conversions
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working with multi-functional teams in a technical production environment
  • Demonstrated ability to respond to customer requirements with timely and effective technical solutions
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask without sacrificing the quality and accuracy of project deliverables
  • Must have the ability to utilize Excel to systematically verify data and perform QA on all deliverables
  • Some overtime, off-shift support may be required

 

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

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

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Enterprise Architect Kansas City, MO 8752

Advantage Tech is looking for an Azure App Enterprise Architect for our Kansas City MO client. 

Position Summary

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

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain inter department relationships, ensuring deep understanding of vision and the role of technology in its execution.
  • Co-ordination of the technical roadmap for all Enterprise Systems with each system vendor.
  • Function as a Enterprise Architect and Solution Architect to ensure success of each system implementation as well as overall system architecture.
  • Collaborate with the Data Architect to define solutions that are sound and sustainable while embracing new technologies.
  • Work with a team comprised of both internal and external resources to ensure that all Enterprise Systems are adequately supported and each business unit is able to leverage these systems to perform its responsibilities.

Qualifications

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

 

  • Acts as a subject matter expert in the development of Enterprise Architecture framework development, tool suite utilization and design and methodology development.
  • Documents existing systems architecture and tech portfolio to ensure accuracy is maintained

 

  • Technical
    • Experience designing applications and platforms in Microsoft Azure utilizing services such as application service, Service Bus and Logic Apps
    • Experience in API and micro service architecture
    • Experience and working knowledge of industry “best practices” related to insurance brokerage, Third Party Administration (TPA), and underwriting systems.
    • High level of technical acumen
    • Good understanding and business acumen as it relates to the insurance industry.
    • Quickly understands the overall business strategy to develop technical solutions to support the business strategy.
    • Ability to mentor others through issues and if needed, facilitate resolution.
    • Must be a constant learner.  Staying up to date on technical industry knowledge and striving to learn about new and emerging technologies and trends in the Insurance and Securities space, as well as business practices and trends (including regulatory and compliance requirements).
    • Microsoft Azure certifications are a plus

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

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

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Project Manager Kansas City, MO 8751

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

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

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

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

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

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

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Minimum Education & Experience Qualifications

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

 

Preferred Education & Experience Qualifications

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

 

Technical Skills & Competencies

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

 

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

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

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Helpdesk Analyst Topeka, KS 8750

Advantage Tech is looking for a Service Desk Analyst.  This position is with a client of ours that is located in Topeka, Ks.

Summary of Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Under general supervision, act as first contact for any computer, application or system-related problem and be able to provide direct, telephone based and remote control/diagnostic support services to include software, hardware, and network connectivity support to internal users on standard PCs, laptops, various mobile devices, Windows desktop applications and technologies including MS Office, Outlook, Internet Explorer, Adobe Reader, VPN connectivity, printers, and applications developed and/or hosted in-house. Further responsibilities include monitoring workload for the distributed batch job scheduler (TWS), and monitoring of the mainframe job scheduler (Zeke). Closely monitors the system and network and resolves or dispatches problems. 

Phone support is provided in a process-oriented environment with Service Level Objectives and specific focus on exceeding customer’s expectations. This person will be called on to perform limited project management under general supervision. Individual must also provide technical knowledge and expertise necessary to solve medium to highly complex problems.  This job is to be performed with limited supervision.

A Bachelor’s degree in an Information Technology related field is preferred. T Prefer CompTIA A+ or Net + certifications.  Two years of relevant experience, may be substituted for the A+ and N+ certifications. Education or training in ITIL electronics, organizing, planning, decision making and effective communication skills preferred.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

Successful candidate must have more than two years of demonstrated job experience using basic writing, effective communications, training, and technical reading skills as well as skills with interpersonal relations, handling conflict, organizing, analyzing, planning, judgement, listening, decision making, cooperation, sensitivity to others, technical problem solving, and system trouble shooting. In addition to normal office work conditions, candidate must have the ability to perform the physical activities of the job. Individual must be able to handle shift responsibilities alone.

·         Knowledge of the recent Windows operating systems, and Microsoft Office is required.

·         Candidate must be familiar with Incident Management software and processes, remote management tools, and has higher than average customer service skills.

·         Experience with Microsoft Windows, ServiceNow, Office 365, Citrix, and Mobile Device Operating Systems is preferred. 

 

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

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

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Desktop Technician Kansas City, MO 8747

Advantage Tech is looking for multiple Desktop technician's for our Kansas City, MO Client. 

Desktop technician responsible for properties project moves and relocations.
-Demonstrates working knowledge of LAN (Ethernet, TCP/IP) and WAN (DS-3, TCP/IP) design
-Demonstrates working knowledge of hardware components of Networked PCs, and printer troubleshooting
-Demonstrates thorough understanding of current Microsoft OS and Office applications, e-mail systems, Calendars, browsers, and remote access, VPN configuration, client anti-virus protection, hard drive encryption and wireless networking
-Demonstrates ability to work with group policies, administrative rights and patch management
-Demonstrates working knowledge of centralized management tools like LANDesk, SMS or System Center
-Demonstrates good written/verbal communication skills and customer service
-Demonstrates ability to exercise routine discretion and judgment

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

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

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DevOps Engineer Lenexa, KS 8746

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

  • Summary:

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

     

    Job Details:

    Responsibilities:

     

     

    Qualifications:

     

    Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

    • Automate additional routine tasks where possible

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

    • Recommend process improvements to increase efficiency of development organization

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

    • 1 year of strong devops / automation experience

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

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

    • Proficiency with one or more scripting languages

    • Experience with configuration management tools like Chef or Puppet

    • Familiarity with Java application servers like Tomcat or Wildfly

    • Fluency with basic networking concepts

    • Comfortable in both Windows and Linux environments

    • Ability to diagnose and resolve computer system and operational issues

    • A passion for automation and efficiency

    • A desire to teach and to learn

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

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

    • BS/BA degree completed or in the works

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

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

    • Experience with agile methodologies like Scrum or Kanban

    • Experience with application development is a plus

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

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

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Java Developer Lenexa, KS 8745

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

Responsibilities: 

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

Required skills: 
 

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

Desired Skills: 
 

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

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

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

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Converged Platform Manager Kansas City, MO 8742

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

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

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

 

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

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

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Service Desk Tech Kansas City, KS 8741

Advantage Tech is looking for a Helpdesk Technician.

Job Description:
1)Primary responsibility is assisting users over the telephone, through email, online chat and/or at desk side in a prompt, professional and courteous manner.
2)Skilled in communication under potentially adverse situations with a focus on customer service and satisfaction.
3)Responsible for obtaining information to diagnose a problem, and simultaneously create, assign and document issues into the tracking system.
4)Demonstrates competence in prioritizing user issues and resolving within the defined Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
5)Demonstrates competence in troubleshooting and resolution of reported issues and the ability to escalate through appropriate channels any issues that cannot be resolved.
6)Demonstrates a willingness to work as a member of a team.
Systems Admin/Project Lead Council Bluffs, IA 8740

Are you looking to get into a company where you can work independently, have autonomy to make decisions and enjoy your coworkers?  This small family owned business is adding to it's MSP team.  Adding someone to specifically focus on the system/network admin side of the house.  

Primary role: The Project Lead will be responsible for assessing, planning, and implementing technical projects for clients as well as coordination of a dynamic project team.  The Project Lead is a customer facing role, and as such positive and proficient communication skills are an important qualification.

Technical:

  • Assess Client needs and identify potential project opportunities
  • Collaborate internally to create Project Proposals & Scopes for Possible Project Opportunities
  • Implement Technical Project Phases & Tasks
  • Coordinate Implementation Schedule with Clients and Users
  • Coordinate Project Team Members in Implementing Project Tasks
  • Act as a Point of Escalation for Project Team Members
  • Perform Follow-up Support and QA for Implemented Projects
  • Provide User Support and Training for Implemented Solutions
  • Create Internal Documentation for Implemented Projects
  • Act as an escalation point for Project and Help Desk Services, as needed

Key Skills:

  • Windows Server 2012-2019
  • Windows Hyper-V
  • Windows 7, 8, & 10
  • Office 365 & Sharepoint
  • General Networking Experience
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills

Contract to hire and immediate interviews!  #advantageTech 

Help Desk Technician Lenexa, KS 8739

Advantage Tech is looking for qualified Help Desk Technician's for our Lenexa KS Client.

The purpose of this position is to provide technical support  PC users, with a priority on responding to and resolving PC and/or network related problems. This includes hardware, network problems, or issues related to the Microsoft (MS) Windows operating system, MS software and other PC related software. This position is the primary and central point of contact for the support of PC users. The technician will resolve the problem, either by phone or in person, or contact and schedule the appropriate staff member who is available and best qualified for resolution. The position will also maintain help desk event records, PC inventory, and a record of solutions to problems and issues and regular follow-up on open help tickets to insure timely completion. 

The Level I Service Desk Technician’s role is to ensure proper computer operation so that end users can accomplish business tasks. This includes receiving, prioritizing, documenting, and actively resolving end-user help requests and escalating incidents when considered appropriate and necessary to maintain SLA expectations. Problem resolution may involve the use of diagnostic and help request tracking tools, as well as requiring that the individual give in-person, hands-on help at the desktop level.

 

Responsibilities

 

Strategy & Planning

  • Alert management to emerging trends in incidents.

 

Acquisition & Deployment

  • Assist in software releases and rollouts according to Change Management best practices.
  • Deploy pre-packaged software using distribution tools and processes as requested by end users
  • Deploy computers, smartphones, and other IT related hardware to end users.

 

Operational Management

  • Provide first contact support of incoming requests to the service desk via telephone, web portal, email, and chat to ensure courteous, timely, and effective resolution of end-user issues.
  • Build rapport with service desk customers.
  • Record, track and document the service desk request problem-solving process, including all successful and unsuccessful decisions made, and actions taken with in Service Desk ticketing system.
  • Access software updates, drivers, knowledge bases, and FAQ resources on the Internet to aid in problem resolution.
  • Perform hands-on fixes at the desktop level, including installing and upgrading software, installing hardware, and configuring end user systems and applications.
  • Provide mobile device support for cell phones, tablets, and other portable devices.
  • Assist with providing A/V support in meeting rooms.
  • Assist with support of printing environment.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on supported computer systems.
  • Manage user & computer accounts within an Active Directory environment.
  • Test fixes to ensure problem has been adequately resolved.
  • Develop help sheets and FAQ lists for end users.
  • Prioritize incidents and service requests according to defined processes to meet defined SLAs.
  • Escalate incidents with accurate documentation to suitable technician, when required.
  • Record, track, and document the service desk incident-solving process, including all successful and unsuccessful decisions made and actions taken, through to final resolution.
  • Use remote tools and diagnostic utilities to aid in troubleshooting.
  • Research solutions through internal and external knowledgebase as needed.
  • Identify and learn appropriate software and hardware used and supported by the organization.
  • Reinforce SLAs to manage end-user expectations.
  • Provide suggestions for continual improvement.

 

 

 

 

Formal Education & Certification

 

  • 1 year work experience in a Service Desk role.
  • Technical Certifications a plus

 

Knowledge & Experience

  • Knowledge of advanced computer hardware.
  • Experience with desktop operating systems.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Networking
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Products
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with a focus on rapport-building, listening and questioning skills.

 

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to conduct research into a wide range of computing issues is required.
  • Ability to absorb and retain information quickly.
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly, business-friendly and technical language.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Exceptional customer service orientation.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

 

Work Conditions

  • 40-hour work week.
  • Provide after hour support.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, tools, and other computer components.
  • Lifting and transporting of moderately heavy objects, such as computers and peripherals.

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

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

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Senior COBOL Omaha, NE 8738

Looking for a short term contract to get you through the holidays?  Omaha client needing a Cobol, Ingenium programmer starting on 11/4 – 12/31 with potential of extension

Essential Job Functions
   ·    Develops in Mainframe z/OS COBOL
   ·    Designs, configures, develops, integrates, tests and deploys
      technology solutions to meet business requirements.
   ·    Engaged in ongoing growth and development in the area of technology
      while promoting the stated application strategy.
   ·    Consults / collaborates and communicates with the business to ensure
      clarification of business requirements.
   ·    Initiates, implements and optimizes processes for effectiveness &
      productivity.
   ·    Mentors less experienced technical resources.
   ·    Meets expectations for attendance and punctuality in accordance with
      the expectations established by your supervisor and WoodmenLife
      policy.
   ·    Performs other duties as assigned by management.

Minimum Qualifications
This job requires a background that demonstrates the following minimum
knowledge, skills, talents and traits:
   ·    Bachelor's degree in computer science, MIS, related field or
      equivalent work experience.
   ·    Demonstrated successful software development experience
   ·    Demonstrated ability to work with varying technical tools required to
      fulfill responsibilities.
   ·    Must be self-motivated and results oriented.
   ·    Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines on multiple concurrent tasks.
   ·    Excellent problem-solving, troubleshooting, and analytical skills.
   ·    Excellent communication skills with both IT and business audiences.
   ·    Understanding of Software Development Life Cycle.
   ·    Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server and/or DB2 database design and
      basic database administration functions.
   ·    Ability to engage well with others and be passionate about providing
      an exemplary customer experience.
   ·    Ability to provide seamless, trustworthy, attentive and resourceful
      (S.T.A.R.) customer service.

Desired Qualifications
   ·    Experience working and programming on the Ingenium Platform
   ·    Experience working in the insurance industry is preferred
   ·    IBM z/OS operating environment, z/OS, TSO, CICS, COBOL, JCL, DB2, and
      VSAM
   ·    Atlassian Suites JIRA and Confluence

Let's talk today!  #advantagetech 

 

Quality Assurance Analyst Lenexa, KS 8736

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

Job Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

-Manage testing to project timelines.

-Communication with Credit Card Processors throughout the certification process.

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

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

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

Required skills/experience:

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

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

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

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

-Creative, detail oriented and a problem solver.

-Strong organizational and analytical skills.

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

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

-Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred skills/experience:

-Experience with credit card readers andor Collis tool.

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

-Experience with credit card processing certification process.

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

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

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Software Developer Lenexa, Kansas 8734

Advantage Tech is looking for a Software Developer for our Lenexa KS client.  

Job Summary

The software engineer works with members of the Iris development team in an agile environment. He/she is responsible for software development, design, maintenance, and architecture for Company’s software development needs – most importantly: the proprietary GearBox web application.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Interact with other members of the Iris development team determining scope, hour estimates, and project scheduling.
  • Determine cause and fix software defects (bugs) submitted by the client.
  • Correspond with clients keeping them up-to-date with progress on feature additions and defect resolutions.
  • Code feature additions or new software with coding principles and style consistent with the rest of the Iris code-base.
  • Design software and features with look and feel consistent with the rest of the Gearbox/Iris design.
  • Determine best opportunities to move code-base forward based upon project scope and requirements.
  • Maintenance of site builds, code branches, console applications, and database monitoring.

 

Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 3-4 year software development experience. 
  • Proficiency developing software in all aspects of the software development cycle
  • Proficiency in C# .NET, JavaScript, SQL, MVC framework. Preferred experience with Bootstrap, JQuery, Knockout, AngularJS, Web API, json/xml, soap/rest web services and other front-end frameworks.
  • Demonstration of high-level understanding and advanced problem solving skills.
  • Demonstration of strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to analyze client requests and develop solutions that will require reasonable development time and allow for a good user experience.
  • Ability to see possible design/architecture flaws or improvements and discuss them with the team

 

Competencies Required

  • Achievement orientation – A concern for working well or for surpassing a standard of excellence.  The standard may be one’s own past performance (striving for improvement); an objective measure (results orientation); outperforming others (competitiveness); challenging goals one has set; or even what anyone has ever done (innovation).  Thus a unique accomplishment also indicates achievement orientation.
  • Analytical thinking – Understanding a situation by breaking it apart into smaller pieces, or tracing the implications of a situation in a step-by-step way.  Analytical thinking includes organizing the parts of a problem, situation, etc. in a systematic way; making systematic comparisons of different features or aspects; setting priorities on a rational basis; identifying time sequences, causal relationships or If-Then relationships.
  • Conceptual thinking – The ability to identify patterns or connections between situations that are not obviously related, and to identify key or underlying issues in complex situations.  It includes using creative, conceptual or inductive reasoning.
  • Customer service – Customer service orientation implies a desire to help or service customers, to meet their needs.  It means focusing one’s efforts on discovering and meeting the customer or client’s needs.  “Customer” may be broadly defined, including final customers, distributors, or internal “customers” or “clients.”
  • Flexibility – The ability to adapt to and work effectively within a variety of situations, and with various individuals or groups.  Flexibility entails understanding and appreciating different and opposing perspectives on an issue, adapting one’s approach as the requirements of a situation change, and changing or easily accepting changes in one’s own organization or job requirements.
  • Impact and influence – Implies an intention to persuade, convince, influence or impress others, in order to get them to go along with or to support the speaker’s agenda.  It is based on the desire to have a specific impact or effect on others where the person has his or her own agenda, a specific type of impression to make, or a course of action that he or she wants the others to adopt.
  • Information seeking – Driven by an underlying curiosity and desire to know more about things, people or issues.  It implies going beyond the questions that are routine or required in the job.  It may include “digging” or pressing for exact information; resolution of discrepancies by asking a series of questions; or less-focused environmental “scanning” for potential opportunities or miscellaneous information that may be of future use.
  • Initiative – Refers to:  1) the identification of a problem, obstacle or opportunity and 2) taking action in light of that to address current or future problems or opportunities.  As such, initiative can be seen in the context of proactively doing things and not simply thinking about future actions.  The time frame of this scale moves from completing past or current projects to acting on future opportunities or problems.  Formal strategic planning is not included in this competency.
  • Interpersonal understanding – Implies wanting to understand other people.  It is the ability to accurately hear and understand the unspoken or partly expressed thoughts, feelings, and concerns of others.  It measures increasing complexity and depth of understanding of others and may include cross-cultural sensitivity.
  • Self confidence – A belief in one’s own capability to accomplish a task and select an effective approach to a task or problem.  This includes confidence in one’s ability as expressed in increasingly challenging circumstances and confidence in one’s decisions or opinions.
  • Teamwork and cooperation – Teamwork and cooperation implies the intention to work cooperatively with others, to be part of a team, to working separately or competitively.  For this competency to be effective, the intention should be genuine.  Teamwork and cooperation may be considered whenever the subject is a member of a group of people functioning as a team.  “Team” is broadly defined as any task or process-oriented group of individuals.  {This competency emphasizes activity as a member of a group (rather than as a leader).}

 

 

Additional Requirements

  • Attending required company meetings and training.
  • Maintaining a positive attitude toward the position and the company.
  • Signing non-compete and non-disclosure forms on record and adhering to the rules and regulations of the Company's employee handbook.

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

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

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Jr. Web Developer Independence, MO 8733

Advantage Tech is seeking a creative Jr. Web Developer that can join their client team in Independence, Mo.

This candidate will work with the software application team to achieve business’ digital goals. The ideal candidate for this position is a hands-on professional with strong knowledge of content management platforms, and an ability to translate our business needs into client-friendly functions that will expand our website’s influence in our industry.

The Web Developer will be responsible for updating our current online applications, as well as developing and implementing a usability testing process to insure that new website applications meet our company’s requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Web Developer/Programmer responsibilities
  • Create applications that address the phases of SDLC (software development life cycle)
  • Develop comprehensive application testing procedures
  • Update existing applications to meet the security and functionality standards as outlined in the company’s website policies
  • Implement testing tools that monitor the ongoing performance of the company website
  • Assist in updating application development policies to ensure that all future applications meet the latest technical requirement * Web Developer skills

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field (preferred)
  • 2+ years’ experience in application development and testing
  • 1+ years’ SDLC implementation experience
  • Ability to create support documentation for all new applications
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Proven knowledge of the most current security and web development programming languages like the following
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • JAVA
    • Javascript
    • Python
    • SQL
    • JSON
    • PHP
    • .NET
    • C++
    • Ruby
    • Angular
    • WordPress
IT Developer Kansas City, MO 8732

Advantage Tech is looking for a SalesForce Developer for our Kanasas City Client.  

Build Integrations with our Commercial Instance of Salesforce (Insight360) and various other systems utilizing Apache Camel  (2 resources needed)

Skills: 

  • Apache Camel
  • Apache FreeMarker
  • Java & XML
  • Spring (preferred) 
  • CTC ETL Spring Boot Application
  • Basic Understanding of Maven Dependency Management 
  • Basic Understanding of GIT 
  • Able to manage Jenkin build configurations
  • Familar with Puppet
  • SQL
  • SalesForce (API connectors and Object Model knowledge a plus) 

 

 

Sr. Scrum Master Omaha, NE 8730

Are you looking for an opportunity to work with a company who is going through a Agile Transformation?  This company needs help with education and guidance and coaching on how to embrace the Agile philosophy!  

This job will Prioritize and perform work in progress, removing impediments and promoting transparency. You will Facilitate all agile ceremonies, and ensure the integrity of the agile process by capturing team metrics and removing obstacles to drive projects to successful release. Assisting with agile training and coaching, promoting accountability and transparency across all levels of the organization.  Help the team learn to identify dependencies, skills/knowledge.

They are seeking:

  • Self-directed, self-motivated and a thirst for knowledge and a passion for learning; ability to take ownership of work and demonstrate initiative is critical.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with minimal direction and guidance.
  • Desire for continuous improvement both personally, professionally, and as a valued member of the team
  • Strong organizational skills and a willingness to adapt to different tools or processes as the situation requires, and to suggest improvements or alternatives when warranted
  • Five or more years of experience serving as a scrum master for an agile delivery team; prior experience as scrum master, project manager, technical manager or supervisor is required.
  • First level Scrum Master Certification (CSM, PSM I, SSM) required.
  • Knowledge of scrum methodologies and Agile practices
  • Must have solid understanding of Agile methods, Lean thinking, and Scrum methodology.
  • Proficient understanding of all software lifecycle development disciplines – Project Management, Requirements Management, Analysis & Design, Quality Assurance & Testing, Implementation, Deployment, Configuration & Change Management
  • Able to guide the team and organization effectively on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers
  • Able to effectively coach the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable; assist in removing barriers for the team
  • Experience with JIRA and Confluence
  • Strong experience working with business end users and stake holders at all levels in the organization.
  • Knowledge of industry standard software best practices, development lifecycle processes and methodologies. 
  • Assertive and able to get the job done effectively and efficiently
  • Able to be a successful Change Agent and a Servant Leader
  • 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

Please reach out for more info! #advantagetech

Developer Topeka, KS 8727

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

– 4+ years of C# experience

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

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

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

Ability to efficiently create and use stored procedures and functions.

Fundamental understanding of cursors and how to use them.

Data type manipulation, conversion, and formatting.

 

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

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

#advantagetech

Jr. Application Developer Kansas City, MO 8726

Advantage Tech is seeking a Jr. 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:

  • Experience in information systems development which includes systems analysis and design, programming and documentation
  • 1-3 years of experience in developing applications using C# .NET and VB .NET
  • Experience with SharePoint and SharePoint Online development
  • Experience in developing applications with front-end technologies such as JavaScript, JQuery, HTML and CSS
  • Experience with SQL Server including database design and reporting
  • Knowledge in system development using Object Oriented Principles
  • K2 BlackPearl experience a plus
  • UI Design experience a plus
Application Developer Kansas City, MO 8725

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

 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

Preferred technical competencies:

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

Advantage Tech is looking for a BA/QA Analyst.

Role:

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

Responsibilities:

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

Expectations:

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

Knowledge and Skills:

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

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

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

Other Skills:

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

Job Summary:

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

Key Activities:

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

Qualifications:

  • Typically requires four to six years of relevant and progressive information technology experience directly related to the design and development of software solutions.                                                                                                                           
  • Familiarity with Industry software development methodologies, standards and architecture frameworks.                                                 
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and learn new technologies.                                                                                                                      
  • Moderate project management skills.                                                                                                                                                        
  • Good oral and written communication skills. Ability to explain complex technical information to technical and nontechnical contacts.                                                                                                                                                                                                        
  • Strong planning and organization skills.                                                                                                                                                    
  • Strong problem solving skills, including the ability to think logically and analytically.                                                                                                                

 

.NET Developer Lenexa, KS 8721

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

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

Essential skills included:

  • Excellent C# coding skills and a track record of getting stuff done
  • Solid experience with ASP.NET, MS Web Forms / Web Apps / Web API, SQL, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, debugging, etc.
  • At least 2-3 years of full-stack web development: UI front-end, backend, database
  • A great attitude and aptitude for learning and problem solving
  • Penchant for web application development and coding design principles

    Ideal candidates will have:  

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

Technologies

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

 

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

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

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Software Engineer – Java Omaha, NE 8718

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 

DevOps Engineer Kansas City, MO 8717

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Key Accountabilities:

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

Desired skills and experience:

  •  

    Personal Attributes

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

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

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

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Senior Software Developer Kansas City, MO 8716

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

 

Reporting to our Director of Engineering, you will be a trusted partner, developing back-office and front-end software, systems, and API's in an agile environment to integrate with a growing set of practice management software solutions.

 

As a key member of the Engineering team, you will take ownership of bringing new and improved features and functionality to our entire stack, work independently within a group of developers to drive product development, communicate and coordinate effectively with other independent techies and non-techies alike, to ensure optimal progress towards our goals. 

 

If you have a passion for full stack development and technology in general, 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 out of our Kansas City, MO Office. Local candidates only please. 

 

What you'll need:

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    • Though we do not hire based on specific languages or technologies, we primarily utilize the following: Web technologies (JavaScript, TypeScript, React, CSS, etc.) Microsoft development stack (C#, SQL Server) on Azure, NHibernate ORM.
    • Desired skills and experience:
    • Demonstrate solid working knowledge of any mainstream object-oriented programming language, ideally C#, Javascript, Typescript
    • Have a deep understanding of back end/server/api development, including application and database/data development and architectures
    • Demonstrate solid working knowledge of these mainstream front end technologies ideally Javascript, TypeScript, React, & CSS. 'Have a deep understanding of front end development and architectures 
    • Possess broad applicable knowledge of data/database technologies including traditional RDBMS's (SQL Server), and NoSql (CosmoDB)
    • Display working knowledge of the SQL language and/or SQL-based relational database system(s) (i.e. MySql, SQL Server, Oracle, etc.)
    • Personal Attributes:
    • Have a passion for full stack development (web, server/api/sql etc…) and technology in general
    • Highly organized with superb attention to detail
    • Superior project management and organizational skills
    • Proven ability to work in an ever-changing environment, ability to connect the dots and make decisions on your own feet
    • Ability to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing
    • Exercise sound judgment and work successfully with all employee levels, regardless of background and perspectives
    • Be comfortable working in a distributed, semi-virtual environment
    • Be capable of creating and executing on technical direction and tasks for yourself and others
    • Be able to take minimal direction from others and provide maximal output for yourself (and others)

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

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

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Architect Overland Park, KS 8715

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

Job Description

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

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

 Candidates must have MuleSoft Certifications:

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

 

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field.8 years architecture experience with demonstrated integration expertise in several business and technical verticals.
  • 8 years industry experience providing technical solutions development for enterprise software or hosted high-tech services using .NET, JEE and/or JSE framework and Informatica or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Advanced integration experience with industry standard integration products, preferably MuleSoft, RabbitMQ and Informatica.
  • Advanced Experience with SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)/ESB (Enterprise Service Bus).
  • Intermediate knowledge of database platforms.
  • Intermediate Experience using the JAVA IDE.
  • Advanced knowledge of SDLC, code management concepts and platforms.
  • Advanced knowledge of at least one programming language such as .NET.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of enterprise architecture.
  • Experience with continuous integration and deployment.
  • Experience with secure coding standards and API security.
  • Strong understanding of network and data center architecture, as well as application development methodologies.
  • Strong strategic business acumen and understanding of organization strategy and ability to design IT systems to delivery that strategy.
  • Strong ability to develop solution architecture designs.
  • Strong ability to define multiple solution options to business problems.
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills.
  • Strong ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations.
Software Engineer Kansas City, MO 8714

Job Summary:

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

 

Key Activities:

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

Qualifications:

  • At least six years of relevant and progressive application development experience directly related to the design and development of software solutions; to include four or more years of IBM InfoSphere DataStage development.?  
  • Demonstrated proficiency with IBM InfoSphere DataStage parallel extender development tool. ?
  • Experience with SQL; prefer experience with DB2
  • Experience with Linux and shell script
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and learn new technologies ?        
  • Foundational knowledge of industry standards and best practices surrounding all aspects of Software Development Life Cycle(SDLC).         
  • Demonstrated proficiency with agile software development principles?    
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an information technology field (e.g. Computer / Management Information Systems (MIS/CIS), Computer Science (CS), Electrical/Computer Engineering (EE/CE), or an equivalent combination of related education and work experience.?       
  • Effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills.  ?  
  • Explains technical information in terms easily understood by target audiences. ?        
  • Expert Problem Solving and Business Acumen.? 
  • Prefer experience with IBM InfoSphere DataStage on MVS, TSO and MVS JCL
Business Analyst Kansas City, MO 8713

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

JOB SUMMARY:

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

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

·                     Analyze IT project requirements to determine types of documents needed

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

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

·                     Plan, organize and manage multiple projects including:

o        Creating Project Work plans.

o        Identifying resources, making assignments, and reporting progress.

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

o        Ensuring project documentation through all phases of the project.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

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

·                     Ability to work independently once assigned a task

·                     KanBan and waterfall development philosophy

  • Highly self-motivated and willing to tackle new challenges

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

 

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Application Developer Topeka, KS 8712

Advantage Tech is looking for an Application Developer

Experience and skills required

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

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

SQL Server Reporting Services – SSRS

SQL Server integration packages – SSIS

Team Foundation server

Web services/API development

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

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

Ability to maintain positive working relationships.

Ability to work effectively within a team.

Commitment to excellent customer service.

.NET Developer Kansas City, MO 8710

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

Description:

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

Job Responsibilities:

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

Skills & Knowledge: (when applicable)

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

Competencies:

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

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • 2 yr. Associates or 4 yr. BA/BS in Computer Science, Engineering or Information Systems degree or equivalent experience required.
Helpdesk Analyst Liberty, MO 8709

Advantage Tech is looking for an Helpdesk Analyst.  This position is with a client of ours located north of Kansas City.

Job Summary: Under moderate supervision, this position is responsible for providing high-quality hardware and software telephone support to Field and Corporate personnel for desktops, laptops and mobile devices. The job involves troubleshooting and resolution of hardware/software error messages, answering questions on how processes work and resolving handheld issues, etc. All cases must be logged into the workflow system for future resolution or follow-up. This position is a great entry into the company’s I/T department. Individual must be able to work a flexible schedule.

Essential Functions:

·        Level 1 Helpdesk supporting company’s Hardware/Software, and Mobile Devices

·        Log all calls into Remedyforce ticketing system for future reference

·        Assist in the development of our Knowledgebase

Experience:

  • Excellent customer service & organizational skills. 
  • Must possess top-notch interpersonal and communication abilities
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • A high level of work performance and professionalism in dress and attitude
  • Strong organizational and customer relations skills
  • Windows Server, MS Office, Mobile Devices, must experience supporting these systems
  • 1-2 year degree in Computer Science, MIS or related field is preferred

 

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

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

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Software Developer Overland Park, KS 8705

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

The Software Developer position is a key contributor within the organization and has the opportunity to directly enable our business vision.  Our Client desires Associates who want to be part of something bigger than themselves, who possess a positive attitude and who are tenacious about overcoming obstacles encountered.

 

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

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

DUTIES: 

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

Qualifications:

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

 

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

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

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Desk Side Support Tech Kansas City, MO 8704

Advantage Tech is looking for a Desktop Support person.

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

  • Set up new computer systems and perform routine maintenance
  • Provide technical assistance and resolution as necessary
  • Serve as direct point of contact for customers seeking technical assistance in person
  • Ensure accurate inventory of devices, and their assignment to users, through detailed documentation in ticketing system
  • Assist customers with installation of new software packages, based on licensing requirements
  • Coordinate with IT Service Owners for the resolution of complex issues
  • Provide accurate information on IT products or services and their availability
  • Follow-up and update customer on request status
  • Identify and document resolution steps, for reoccurring issues, in knowledgebase
  • Identify and request updates for out-of-date knowledgebase documents
  • Participate in Problem and Change management processes as necessary
  • All other duties as assigned.
Build and Release Engineer Lee's Summit, MO 8703

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

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

 

Job Description

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

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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

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

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

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Sharepoint Administrator Kansas City, MO 8698

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

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

The Senior SharePoint Administrator provides technical support for the collaboration tools in the Office 365 environment including, but not limited to, SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive, PowerApps, and Flow.  This includes assessment, development, and implementation of new capabilities and providing Information Technology with a long-term strategy using the collaboration tools in Office 365, including SharePoint, to help solve business opportunities facing the company.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Designs, creates, and supports both the collaboration and structured content-based intranet sites built on SharePoint Online and SharePoint 2007
  • Develops and deploys custom and third-party solutions using SharePoint, Teams, PowerApps and Flow
  • Provides support to end users for the collaboration tool running in Office 365 including SharePoint, Teams, PowerApps, Flow
  • Leads the complete software development lifecycle for SharePoint solutions, including analysis, design, configuring, programming, and testing
  • Ensures on-premises SharePoint environment is performant and exceeds any published SLA’s

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Minimum Education & Experience Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in IS or related field
  • 5 years of IT experience as a SharePoint Administrator
  • Administration experience in Office 365 and collaboration tools.
  • Working knowledge of Office 365, Teams, or other collaboration tools

Preferred Education & Experience Qualifications

  • 10 years of IT experience as a SharePoint Administrator

Technical Skills & Competencies

  • Analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Knowledge of IS security and systems administration
  • Office 365 Architecture and Administration
  • SharePoint Online Administration
  • SharePoint On-Premises Administration
  • Teams Administration
  • Microsoft Flow
  • Microsoft PowerApps
  • PowerShell
  • Microsoft Graph preferred

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

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

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SSIS/Data Architect Kansas City, MO 8696

Advantage Tech is searching for a SSIS/Data Architect to work for their client out of Kansas City, MO

Description

The data architect will assist business clients with designing, implementing and managing data driven solutions to support operational or analytics use cases.  In addition, the data architect will contribute to the update and modernization of existing data management solutions. This role will work mostly with the Microsoft technology stack but experience with additional data management tools is a plus.

Job Requirements

  • Comfortable in a consulting situation working with external clients at the office and at the client site
  • Architect, write, and document SSIS packages, and experience with other ETL solutions.
  • Advanced SQL and T-SQL experience
  • SSAS/SSRS experience
  • Review and provide recommendations on changes including communicating the benefits of those changes
  • Microsoft SQL Server expertise
  • Data Warehouse expertise

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with other data stores such as Big Data (Hadoop, Datastax, MAPR, Cassandra, Azure Cosmos) and Graph databases (Neo4j, Cassandra, Other)
  • Azure Data Lake Analytics
  • Experience with data science Python or R
  • QLIK
  • Tableau
  • Power BI
  • Alteryx
  • TimeXtender
Software Development Engineer II Kansas City, MO 8695

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

     QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

•             Previous experience working with and developing in a Content Management System (CMS)  preferably SiteCore

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

•             3+ years of development experience of MVC and SQL Server development

•             Strong knowledge and experience working on websites, software applications, databases, and networking.

•             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

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

•             Familiarity of web services with development experience

•             Ability to assist in constructing and reviewing requirements.

•             Solid skills interpreting, developing, and executing 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.

  •                 Sitecore / Content Management System development experience is a Plus – This is highly desired.              

Desired, but not required:

•             Experience with Agile methodologies

•             Banking experience preferred

•             Experience with Performance Testing

•             Experience with automated testing tools

•             Experience supporting software in the financial services industry

•             Experience with bug tracking and problem reporting software

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

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

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Software Development Engineer II Kansas City, MO 8694

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

  QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

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

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

•             Strong knowledge of web service with development experience

•             Good working experience of Unit Test in VS2013 or later

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

•             Ability to work with various both IT and business teams

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

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

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

•             Ability to assist in constructing and reviewing requirements.

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

•             Ability to maintain documentation and process models.

•             Strong analytic skills to perform manual testing of software applications

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

•             Financial Services Experience is a Plus

•             Professional with Associates degree preferred or equivalent experience.

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

              

Desired, but not required:

•             Experience with Agile methodologies

•             Banking experience preferred

•             Experience with Performance Testing

•             Experience with automated testing tools

•             Experience supporting software in the financial services industry

•             Experience with bug tracking and problem reporting software

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

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

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Sr Service Desk Analyst Kansas City, MO 8693

Advantage Tech is looking for a Sr Service Desk Analyst for our Kansas City, MO client. 

Position Summary  

Responsible for providing the initial response to problems submitted to the Service Desk. Utilizes the knowledge base as well as personal experience to maintain, analyze, troubleshoot, and repair computer systems, hardware, and computer peripherals. Documents, maintains, upgrades, or replaces hardware and software systems. Supports and maintains user account information including rights, security and systems groups.  

 

Expectations   

  • Serve as Level 1 and Level 2 support for desktop, network, and telephone problems. Act as member of 24×7 service team in this regard.  
  • Author knowledge base articles to assist customers in self-service.  
  • Exhibit responsiveness and strong service attitude to customers.  
  • Provide quality assurance for new technical capabilities prior to delivery to the customer.  
  • Log, assign, escalate, and resolve problems reported to desktop support area.  
  • Learn the software being used to run the business to be able to assist customers in resolving problems.  
  • Proactively seek ways to improve personal productivity.  
  • To avoid service interruptions, some work will include: off-first shift, weekend work and on-call services after normal business hours.  
  • Performs other related duties as assigned and required.   

Competencies   

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills  
  • Ability to listen and interface with both technical and not-technical personnel  
  • Strong desire to deliver quality customer service  
  • Motivation to participate as an integral part of a team  
  • Display initiative, energy, dedication, and innovation on a regular basis   

Requisites   

  • Associate’s Degree in related area or technical training equivalent  
  • 4 years minimum experience with desktop and server hardware and software support in a business environment  
  • In-depth technical knowledge of desktop applications, network operating systems and hardware infrastructure, various desktop operating systems, telephone administration, PC hardware and data communication skills  
  • Regularly purses job-related training courses   
  • Experience with Active Directory
  • Ability to mentor other Service Desk employees

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

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

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Desktop Support Topeka, KS 8691

Advantage Tech is looking for a Desktop Support person.

General Accountabilities:

Desktop support and engineering, including integration of many desktop applications and associated services (e.g. desktop telephony, printing, networking, domain access). Responsible for the stability, security, monitoring and performance of these technologies. We are looking for people with the talent, drive and positive attitude, as well as experience with desktop support.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Implementation of select desktop and service desk services under supervision. Maintain desktop engineering skills required to support these efforts. Work with offshore junior desktop support personnel, including offshore desktop engineering, in support of normal work queues and tasks. Ensure effective help desk support for all customers.

  • Support our corporate IT Infrastructure including workstation management, printing, network connectivity, and hardware deployments within a Microsoft Windows environment.
  • Research and resolve hardware and software problems under direction of a supervisor.
  • Utilizes support center software to log or follow up on each customer call, enter call status, and document resolution.
  • Provides assistance to any staff member where priorities have been assigned by immediate supervisor.
  • Maintains proper communication with customer regarding a service call until the call is resolved.
  • Provides input on current Help Desk standard procedures and documentation requirements.
  • Maintains Help Desk documentation, policies, and procedures as directed by supervisor.
  • Utilizes appropriate customer service skills with internal and external customers.
  • Installation of corporate approved software.
  • Responsible for the appearance of upkeep of the storage and build areas.
  • Provide proper interaction and communications with customer, leadership, and other team members.
  • Enhance Industry and Technical Knowledge.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering (any), or a related field plus one (1) year of progressively responsible experience in the position offered or other desktop support role. Must have one (1) years of progressively responsible experience with desktop engineering and support, including windows operating system; storage and networking integration; testing, monitoring, troubleshooting, and supporting technologies to resolve issues. The following qualifications are a plus:

  • Studying Computer Information Systems, Business Administration, Communications or a related field.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office Suite.
  • An ability and willingness to learn hardware and software products
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • A+, Net+, MCDST, or progress towards any of the Microsoft Technology certification paths.
Software Development Engineer in Test Lead & Architect Addison, TX 8688

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

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

 

Responsibilities:

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

 

Required Skills:

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

Highly Preferred Skills:

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

 

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

 

IT Dev Mgr Omaha, NE 8686

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

Key Activities:

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

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App Dev Services Manager Lenexa, KS 8683

Advantage Tech is looking for a Application Developer Manager for our Lenexa, KS Client. 

For the Lead Infrastructure Engineer and Applications Development Services Manager positions, currently the mid-point for the range is $59-$60/hr.

Summary/Objective

 

The purpose of this position is to plan, coordinate, and supervise all activities related to the design, development, and implementation of organizational information systems and software applications. The Manager – Application Support Services is also responsible for coordinating activities for the maintenance, support and upgrades of existing systems and applications. This individual will apply proven vision, communication skills, problem-solving skills, and knowledge of best practices to guide the development team on issues related to the design, development, and deployment of mission-critical information and software systems.

 

Essential Functions

 

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

 

  • Identify and establish software development metrics used to track the efficiencies of development practices established with short-term and long-term goals and objectives that will be measurable and reported.
  • Lead department’s operational and strategic planning, including fostering innovation, planning projects, and organizing and negotiating the allocation of resources.
  • Work with the database management team to assist in the design, development, integration and maintenance of existing applications, interfaces, database architecture, data layers and databases. 
  • Work with the PMO Department and business stakeholders to obtain business and systems requirements for new custom technology and system integration implementations.
  • Plan, define, prioritize, and manage projects in coordination with the PMO Department.
  • Stay current with the latest development tools and technologies.
  • Coordinate data audits and quality control measures related to application development activities.  Establish and implement policies, procedures, and technologies to ensure company’s data integrity and security.
  • Maintain integration of all applications such as GIS, SAP, SCADA, Business Warehouse, etc. to improve the accuracy, reliability, and integrity of data and eliminate duplication of data.
  • Ensure software and applications are up to date by working with vendors, IT Operations, and internal stakeholders by leading all testing of application modifications and upgrades.
  • Coordinate with network engineers and other IT staff to ensure availability, reliability, and scalability of all enterprise applications.
  • Manage department staffing, including recruitment, supervision, scheduling, development, training, evaluation, and disciplinary actions.
  • Manage financial aspects of the department including purchasing, budgeting and budget review.
  • Develop requests for quote or proposal utilizing the RFI, RFP and bid processes.  Negotiate and administer vendor, outsourcer, and consultant contracts and service agreements.
  • Manage all application development resources including in-house application development team and external partners including strategic planning and development, agreements, relationship management, resource allocation and management, and optimizing utilization of both resource pools.

 

Strategy & Planning

  • Develop, implement and adhere to SDLC for application development.
  • Ensure that development projects meet business requirements and goals, fulfill end-user requirements, and identify and resolve systems issues.
  • Review and analyze existing application effectiveness and efficiency, and then develop strategies for improving or leveraging these systems.

 

Acquisition & Deployment

  • Manage the development and deployment of new applications, system integrations, systems software, and/or enhancements to existing applications throughout the enterprise.
  • Research and make recommendations on software products and services in support of procurement and development efforts.
  • Coordinate feasibility studies for software and system products under consideration for purchase, and give advice based on findings.
  • Ensure that any new software integration into company systems meets functional requirements, system compliance, and interface specifications.
  • Collaborate with analysts, designers, and system owners in the testing of new software programs and applications.

 

Operational Management

  • Manage and provide direction for the application development team in support of business operations.
  • Identify and resolve program errors.
  • Provide technical leadership to project managers and programmers working on development project teams.
  • Design, develop, and test enhancements and upgrades to systems and application software.
  • Liaise with network administrators and software engineers to assist with quality assurance, program logic, and data processing.
  • Cultivate, disseminate, and enforce functional policies, procedures, and quality assurance best practices.

 

Other Duties

 

  • Serve as a back-up for performance of the essential functions of the Information Technology Director, as applicable.
  • Performs other job duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

 

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

 

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

 

Position Competencies

 

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

 

  • Development & Continual Learning – Displays an ongoing commitment to learning and self-improvement.
  • Planning & Organizing – Coordinates ideas and resources to achieve goals in daily tasks.
  • Teamwork – Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and encourages team unity through sharing, working together and putting team success first.
  • Working Independently – Makes decisions in own area of responsibility, and takes initiative in identifying and completing tasks.
  • Safety & Security Focus – Adheres to all workplace safety and security policies, standards, and practices.

 

Supervisor Competencies

 

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

 

  • Developing Others – Develops people to meet both their career and the organization's goals while creating trust and a positive work environment.
  • Ensures Accountability and Manages People’s Performance – Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments, complete tasks, manage performance, and provide timely feedback to meet expectations.
  • Strategic Mindset – Understands the business by using a strategic and global perspective to make complex decisions, explore innovative solutions, and build networks to make the big picture attainable.

 

Supervisory Responsibility

 

GIS Developer/Sr. Developer

ERP Developers (3)

Development Lead/SharePoint Developer

Third Party Vendors

 

Required Education, Skills & Experience

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or Computer Science.
  • Five years of work experience in IT project management.
  • Five years of experience in supervision of IT application development.
  • Five years direct experience in software development and/or programming design and systems management.
  • Proven experience in overseeing the direction, development, and implementation of software solutions.
  • Direct, hands-on experience with automated software and system management tools.
  • Strong knowledge of system and software quality assurance best practices and methodologies.
  • Ability to develop, maintain, and adhere to a departmental budget.
  • Good project management skills and/or substantial exposure to project-based work structures, project lifecycle models, etc.
  • Knowledge of database design and file management techniques.
  • Working knowledge of network and PC operating systems.
  • Advanced knowledge of security design best practices
  • Knowledge of network hardware, protocols, and standards.
  • Excellent understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
  • Working knowledge of computer networks, servers, operating systems, and peripheral equipment, preferably in a Microsoft software environment. 
  • Advance Knowledge of ERP systems, ERP implementation and ERP development support.
  • Advance knowledge of API’s and interface development for ERP systems
  • Knowledge of GIS software capabilities and constraints.
  • Experience in supporting Cloud Services Solution development in Azure and AWS.
  • Experience in supporting SharePoint on-line development.
  • Knowledge of public utilities.
  • Management skills in directing, team building, and motivating, appraising, and training employees.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to lead in an assertive manner yet maintain flexibility and be of sound judgment.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

 

Preferred Education, Skills & Experience

 

  • Knowledge of SAP ERP systems, especially integrating GIS/SAP data and processes.
  • Knowledge of developing solutions and integrations on ESRI’s ArcGIS Platform
  • Experience integrating data from multiple systems is a plus.

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

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

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Software Architect Kansas City, MO 8680

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

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

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

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

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

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Minimum Education & Experience Qualifications

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

 

Preferred Education & Experience Qualifications

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

 

Technical Skills & Competencies

  • Proven oral and written communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of integration best practices
  • Customer focus
  • Action oriented
  • Listening
  • Career ambition
  • Learning on the fly
  • Time management
  • Technical learning
  • Functional and technical skills

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

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

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Network and IT Infrastructure Manager Kansas City, MO 8679

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

RESPONSIBILITIES 

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

Requirements

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

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

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE & ATTRIBUTES

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

WORK CONDITIONS

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

Description

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

 

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

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

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

Requirements

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

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

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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

Job Summary:

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

Key Activities:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

 

Essential Functions:

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

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

Core Competencies

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

Position Competencies:

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

 

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

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

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

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

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

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

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

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CRM Developer Overland Park, KS 8672

Advantage Tech is looking for a Software Engineer.

Summary: 

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Education

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

Experience 

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

 

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

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

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Security Analyst Kansas City, MO 8671

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

 

The IT Security Analyst ensures the company’s data and systems are sufficiently secure by understanding information security risks while developing and enforcing policies and procedures to mitigate them.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides the IS security function, including reviewing, planning and implementation, and management of security controls for the organization
  • Creates and maintains the enterprise’s Business Continuity Plan and Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Establishes a security stance through policy, architecture and training processes
  • Oversees the operations of the enterprise’s security solutions
  • Interfaces with peers in the development and network departments as well as with the leaders of the business units to both share the corporate security vision with those individuals and to solicit their involvement in achieving higher levels of enterprise security through information sharing and co-operation
  • Leads the selection of appropriate security solutions, and oversees any vulnerability audits and assessments
  • Manages security exemption processes, particularly where it involves shared risks to the company’s systems and data

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Minimum Education & Experience Qualifications

  •  Bachelor’s degree or 4 years of additional relevant experience in lieu of degree
  • 5 years of experience in information security management or related functions

 

Preferred Education & Experience Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of business administration, computer science, finance, or information systems
  • 7+ years of experience in information security management or related functions
  • Information Security Management qualifications such as CISSP, CRISC or CISM

 

Technical Skills & Competencies

  • Functional and technical skills
  • Problem solving
  • Action oriented
  • Personal learning
  • Technical learning
  • Customer focus

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

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

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Java Software Engineer Kansas City, MO 8668

Job Summary:

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

 

Key Activities:

 

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

Qualifications:

 

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

United States citizenship is required for this position.

 

SR. NET Developer Omaha, NE 8667

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

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

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

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Developer Overland Park, KS 8666

We are seeking a candidate for a Development position with a great company in the Kansas City area. 

Desired Skills:

  • Intermediate+ JavaScript/ TypeScript
  • Intermediate+ Angular 2+
  • Intermediate Ngrx
  • Intermediate RxJs
  • Knowledge of OOP
  • Code standards/ best practices (SOILD, DRY, KISS, etc.)
  • C# (not required, but a strong plus)
  • Web API 2 (nice to have)
  • CSS, LESS, SASS
  • Unit tests
  • Knowledge of agile/Kanban processes

Job Responsibilities:

  • Learn the basic functionality of flagship application, Cactus.
  • Responsible for fixing bugs in the application as identified by QA and prioritized by product.
  • Responsible for replacing HTML inputs with standard components (textboxes, grid components, date pickers, etc.)
  • Solid understanding of JavaScript/TypeScript including best coding practices.
  • Prior experience with Angular 2+ is a must.
  • Basic understanding of object-oriented programming, and the coding standards and design patterns associated with OOP.
  • Take part in breaking out features into user stories with team.
  • Previous experience with C# and Web API 2 is a plus.
  • Identify and fix bad coding practices.
  • Write unit tests and UI tests to ensure quality as part of pull request process.
  • Work closely with the team lead to implement new features
  • Report daily status in stand-up meetings
  • Participate in agile ceremonies with the team (backlog grooming, retrospectives, etc.)
  • Follow code quality and code review standards
  • Maintain the status of the cards on the Kanban board
  • Good communication skills
  • Track and record time spent on tasks
BI Data Scientist Kansas City, MO 8665

Advantage Tech is looking for a Data Scientist for our Kansas City, MO Client. They have an immediate opening for a Business Intelligence Data Scientist Consultant. The candidate will partner with clients in various industries, including insurance, to apply programming, analytic & statistical modeling skills to help drive business strategies, tactics and results.

Primary duties include:

• Enhance and buildout pre-existing consulting team

• Act as a client service orientated leader

• Develops complex programming (SQL) code to extract data to help define, launch and evaluate business initiatives
• Analyzes data to identify opportunities, draw conclusions, make actionable recommendations and solve business issues
• Develop data models based on statistical, mathematical, and econometric theory to predict customer behavior patterns, this includes appropriate test and validation data sets
• Assesses projects and recommends appropriate statistical/design of experiment methodology and best practices to implement analysis plans in order to accomplish strategic objectives

Requirements Include:

• Combines advanced business intelligence technical skills with business analysis skills to drive business results
• 4+ years of business intelligence experience, including data analysis & data mining
• Creates predictive statistical models as required
• Advanced user of statistical software or equivalent analytic tools
• Master’s degree in Data Analytics, Mathematics, Statistics or related quantitative field or work experience
• Strong knowledge of business. Excels at thinking strategically, working proactively with business partners, and understanding the drivers of business profitability. Experience in the financial services industry a plus.  

Application Analyst – Sharepoint Kansas City, KS 8664

Advantage Tech is looking for an Application Analyst.

The Application Analyst is responsible for implementation and support of applications. They will work closely with end users to troubleshoot and correct problems relating to applications, assist with conversions to and implementations of software products and use operational knowledge to seek out, research and evaluate a variety of solutions to provide end users with high quality, efficient products. This team maintains and supports specified installed applications software products and demonstrates leadership skills in all job responsibilities.

Required:  •Associate Degree in Computer Science or other •related field •2 years' experience in Healthcare setting as •Application Analyst •2 years' experience as Application Analyst •Sharepoint experience

Preferred:  •Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or other related field. •3 years' experience in Healthcare setting as Application Analyst •3 yrs. experience as Application Analyst National certification like CPHIMS from HIMSS. •Certification in one Epic application

Sr. Software Developer/Architect Kansas City, MO 8660

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

Job Responsibilities:

  • Designs and implements technical architectures of varying complexity, technologies, and size.

  • Leverages industry and organizational standards, patterns and best practices to develop architectures that fulfill business strategies.

  • Partners with business stakeholders to confirm understanding of business drivers and strategy, and proposes the appropriate technical options to meet these needs.

  • Effectively leverages appropriate design trade-offs and cost/benefit analysis during this process.

  • Establishes and fosters strong relationships with a broad audience of customers, service providers, vendor partners, technical peers and management.

  • Is respected as an authoritative source in the .Net technical domain, but remains generally knowledgeable regarding broad industry segments.

  • Participates in the establishment of local standards, patterns, and practices for technology design and delivery, while also providing input and influence to broader organizational standards and initiatives nationally.

  • Remains current on emerging technologies and conducts independent research to support business needs and requirements.

  • Performs architectural project assignments in a highly independent fashion.

  • Can be trusted to independently build and maintain professional relationships.

  • Effectively delivers on highly complex work.

 

Qualifications:

  • At least five to ten years of progressive information technology experience directly related to architecture/engineering, information security, or other specialized technology field.

  • Familiarity with software development methodologies, standards and architecture frameworks and principles for building scalable and resilient applications.

  • Experience with the following technology: .NET C#, MVC, Web API, JavaScript, SQL

  • Preferred experience with the following technology: Azure or AWS

  • Experience implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests with a proficient understanding of code repositories such as TFS, GIT.

  • CRM Integration experience would be great but is not required 

 

ETL Developer III Leawood, KS 8659

Advantage Tech is looking for a senior level ETL Developer. 

Job Summary:

Responsible for the development of ETL solutions with a strong understanding of ETL concepts and the ability to apply those concepts broadly across multiple technologies.  The ability to work with business users to help integrate data from multiple sources and technologies and make that data available for use in reporting and system integration.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain existing ETL solutions while looking for opportunities to improve them
  • Ability to translate business requirements into actual solutions while maintaining a high level of accuracy and data integrity
  • Strong ability to translate business requirements into technical terms for other team members
  • Collaborate with other team members to consolidate the data landscape to reduce the development time and increase consistency among ETL solutions
  • Lead complex projects and ensure their complete and accurate execution with emphasis on delivering business value
  • Train and coach less experienced staff members in ETL best practices

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 10+ Years of experience using ETL Tools
  • 5+ Years SSIS experience
  • 10+ Years of strong experience troubleshooting stored procedures and other TSQL code
  • .Net programming in C# development experience
  • Objectivity and openness to others views, providing solutions and creative input
  • Provides and welcomes feedback
  • Must be able to adjust when there is a shift in priorities
  • Excellent communicator with individuals and groups at all levels
  • Detail oriented, organized and able to manage user expectations
  • Good organizational, time management, and listening skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Understanding of ETL concepts and ability to apply those concepts to multiple technologies

Training and Experiences

  • Experience working with SSIS
  • Other ETL experience (Informatica, Talend, C#)
  • Microsoft SQL server 2008 R2 or later
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Strong analytical skills

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

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

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Cloud Operations Specialist Kansas City, MO 8658

Advantage Tech is looking for a Cloud Operations Specialist. 

Job Summary:

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

Key Activities:

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

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

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

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

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

Oversee and develop continuous delivery and continuous integration frameworks and tools

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

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

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

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

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

Provide supervisory oversight for technical support staff and/or function

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

Advanced experience developing solutions in an iterative (Agile) approach

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

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

Advanced experience with CI/build tools

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Sr Software Engineer/Lead Software Omaha, NE 8655

Join this growing firm as a contract to hire with some of the best benefits we have ever seen in Omaha!  The project is one that will pull at your heart strings and make you want to improve the technology!

Key Activities:

  • Leads or contributes to the analysis, design, development and engineering of enterprise solutions for the organization’s most strategic and complex application delivery projects.
  • Develops strong partnerships and relationships with business customers and key stakeholders.
  • Leads complex and diverse technical teams through all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), including post-implementation support and maintenance.
  • Proficient in leading the analysis, design, and implementation of enterprise technology solutions for the organization’s most strategic and complex projects, utilizing broad industry awareness and expertise.
  • Proficient in leading alternatives analysis, including researching vendor solutions, development platforms, third-party frameworks, and best practices, and making recommendations on platform agnostic application delivery solutions.
  • Expert 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 less experienced team members.
  • Provides mentoring and oversight to a team of developers during the implementation phase, ensuring implementations match design specifications and adhere to established standards.
  • Proficient at creating estimates, work breakdown structures, and resource assignments on assigned development tasks.
  • Collaboratively works with management to incorporate development activities into master delivery schedule.
  • Proficient at consulting with customers in the development of technology strategies related to the portfolio in which they are engaged.
  • Maps objectives into roadmap initiatives and works with management to define milestones and deliverables.
  • Expert at leading by example and consistently demonstrates high performance in the areas of customer service, collaboration, team work, and reliability.
  • Proficient at communicating status and progress on assignments. Raises issues and risks in a timely fashion and effectively contributes to mitigating activities.
  • 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.
    – Solution Class: Enterprise/Complex
    – Problem Solving and Business Acumen: Expert
    – Operational Demand and Travel: High

Qualifications:

 Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an information technology field (e.g., Computer/Management Information Systems (MIS/CIS), Computer Science (CS), Electrical/Computer Engineering (EE/CE), or an equivalent combination of related education and work experience.

  • Typically requires at least six to ten years of relevant and progressive information technology experience directly related to architecture, design, and development of software solutions, ranging in complexity from department-class to enterprise class.
  • For lead roles, at least 4 years of Enterprise Architecture experience preferred. At least 4 years within a leadership role preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Web Application Frameworks (e.g. JSF, Spring MVC, Grails, etc…).
  • Demonstrated proficiency with modern ORM technology (e.g. Hibernate, JPA, etc…).
  • Demonstrated proficiency with modern DBMS technology (e.g. Oracle, etc…).
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Java Enterprise Applications (e.g. JEE, Spring, etc…).
  • Demonstrated proficiency with modern DevOps tooling (e.g. Subversion, Git, Maven, etc…).
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Unit Testing, UML, Design Patterns, Object Oriented Design, MVC patterns.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Agile software development principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and learn new technologies (e.g. Web Services, MQ Series, Groovy/Grails, etc…)
  • Experience with WebLogic and SpringBoot frameworks.
  • C++, C#, shell scripting, and low level C development experience in a virtual environment (VirtualBox, VMWare) is preferred.
  • Expert knowledge with Industry software development methodologies, standards and architecture frameworks.
  • Excellent organizational, project management and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent initiative, innovative thinking skills, and the ability to analyze details and adopt a big-picture view.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to explain complex technical information to technical and nontechnical contacts including executive audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to effectively build relationships, promote a collaborative and team environment, and influence others.
  • Knowledge of military organizational structures, terms and protocols is helpful.
Agile Coach Omaha, NE 8654

Are you the person who likes to come in and shape and mentor an organization on the Agile Methodology?  This is an excellent opportunity to work with 2 teams and really make an impact on a super cool and inspiring project!  

Here is the skinny on the project:  

Key Activities:

 The Agile Coach is responsible for assisting in implementing Scrum / Agile strategy for the entire project management and application development team. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Provide training for teams and individuals through informal communication channels and / or formal training sessions, from basic Scrum team workshops to Agile 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 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.

  • Proven expertise in software architecture and familiarity with design patterns.

  • Experience in Agile testing practices.

  • Experience with Pair Programming preferred.

  • Experience with JIRA and various software/agile tools.

  • Experience driving change through a large distributed organization.

  • Experience with “scrum of scrums” situations involving large, distributed teams and applications.

  • Experience managing large development programs.

  • Dynamic, effective communicator at all levels, in both structured and non-hierarchical, informal structures.

Java Software Engineer Kansas City, MO 8653

Job Summary:

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

Key Activities:

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

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

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

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

Communicates status and progress on assignments.

Consults effectively with customers and business partners on defined assignments.

Creates estimates and work breakdown structures on assigned development tasks.

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

Demonstrated skill developing REST based APIs/Microservices.

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

Experience in Application Security, JMS, Scheduling.

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

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

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

Experience with Domain Driven Design (deconstructing monolithic applications).

Experience with logging libraries such as log4j.

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

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

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

Effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills.

Proficient problem solving and business acumen. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an information technology field (e.g., Computer/Management Information Systems (MIS/CIS), Computer Science (CS), Electrical/Computer Engineering (EE/CE), or an equivalent combination of related education and work experience.

IT Systems Engineer Kansas City, MO 8652

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

 

 

 

Key Activities:

 

 

 

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

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

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

Serves as a technical expert on system wide groups.

Implements monitoring tools and leads operation outage events.

Leads calls for complex problems.

Leads process improvement efforts.

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

Assists other technical staff in developing skills plans.

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

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

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

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

Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                               Preferred Qualifications:

 

 

 

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

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

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

Independent thinking, objective analysis and decision-making abilities.

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

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

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

Experience with DynaTrace and other monitoring systems.

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

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

Excellent analytical capabilities.

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

Excellent customer service skills.

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

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

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

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

Familiarity with Agile/Scrum process.

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

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

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

Sr. Java Developer Kansas City, KS 8650

Advantage Tech is looking for a Sr. Java Developer.

 

Position Overview

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

Job Responsibilities

  • Mentor less skilled developers to meet their potential

  • Provide technical oversight to a team of developers

  • Translate business requirements into intuitive software solutions

  • Participate within an Agile (Scrum) development team

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

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

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

  • Mentor other developers with a constructive, results oriented approach 

  • Design and architect new solutions based on customer requirements

Qualifications and Skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills are a must

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

  • Proven problem solving abilities and creative thinking

  • Experience championing concepts like CI/CD

  • At least 5 years of Software development experience with Java

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

  • Ability to positively interact with all members of development team

  • Thorough understanding of object oriented development theory

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

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

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

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

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Multi-threading in Java

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

  • Data processing, design and analysis

  • Data warehousing

  • Micro-services

  • Relational and non-relational databases

  • Source control tools such as GIT

  • Open source frameworks like Apache and Spring 

  • Build tools such as Apache Maven and Gradle

  • Asynchronous messaging

  • Python

  • Tensorflow

  • AWS

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

Release Manager Kansas City, MO 8647

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

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Owns the Release Management lifecycle which include scheduling, coordinating, management, and deployment of releases across the enterprise for multiple applications across various portfolios. Provide tools and services to help IT and project teams manage and deploy release in a structured and controlled process. Responsible for implementing and managing release processes for code through development, test, and production environments. Work collaboratively with all participants in software development projects and support project teams with set up of environments and deployment processes and tools. Work with IT management to improve the software engineering processes and practices associated with continuously building, deploying, and updating software and environments. Understand interdependencies between applications to plan for potential impacts to other systems.

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Minimum Education & Experience Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience
  • 5 years’ experience in release management of multiple large applications and systems
  • Experience in information systems operations environment in systems analysis or development 
  • Experience in a SCRUM/Agile environment

 

Technical Skills & Competencies

  • Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion
  • Full understanding and experience with Microsoft Azure

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

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

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Android Developer Overland Park, KS 8644

Advantage Tech needs an Android Software Engineer who is interested in working on an innovation team and is responsible for adding new features to their client's core platform, maintaining it, and creating new versions of the app, customized for the specific requirements of other verticals.
 

Essential Functions:

  • Utilize software development tools and instruments to develop, test, debug, and deploy quality software.
  • Support a suite of apps with varying needs – some have UI/UX design specifications, others will allow for more creativity.
  • Perform technical root cause analysis and outlines corrective action for given problems.
  • Integrate applications with various API’s and web services.
  • Work collaboratively in an agile development methodology.
  • Participate in peer code reviews, providing comments and suggestions
  • Estimate level of effort, evaluate new options of similar technology, offer suggestions to improve processes.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in a related technical field required or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience required
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience designing, developing, and testing Android applications, embedded or mobile, in a work environment required (school or internship projects will not be considered).

Technical Competencies:

  • Proficient knowledge and utilization of engineering tools to develop complex software.
  • Experience developing mobile apps for Android Devices.
  • Kotlin development experience preferred; Java development experience.
  • Experience with Android Developer and/or Android Studio.
  • Experience with Web Services (e.g. RESTful, JSON, XML, etc.).
  • Experience with Google Play Services such as push notifications and location services.
  • Knowledge of Dependency Injection, Fragment Navigation, Material Design, Room database and view model.
  • Experience with analytics tools such as Flurry.
  • Utilize tools such as Git and JIRA in the software development process.

Other Competencies:

  • Demonstrates ownership of projects by taking initiative, being accountable, and meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Able to approach work with an eye for details, while understanding the big picture.
  • The ability to think creatively with a focus on providing something of value.
  • Able to build and maintain effective working relationships in a team environment, with a diverse group and across functional areas.
  • Demonstrates the ability for clear and effective verbal and written communications; demonstrates active listening skills.
Infrastructure Network Architect Kansas City, MO 8633

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

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

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

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

Proactively monitor, troubleshoot and resolve network hardware and software problems 

Perform maintenance of network related hardware and software 

Develop and execute project plans 

Install, configure, and test network hardware and software 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES: . 

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

Knowledge of Voice Cisco CUCM. 

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

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

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

Knowledge of network security. 

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

Outstanding problem identification/troubleshooting skills. 

Ability to develop detailed project plans. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.NET Developer Topeka, KS 8628

Advantage Tech is looking for a .NET Developer.

Description:

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

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

 

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

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

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Application Architect Kansas City, MO 8622

Advantage Tech is looking for an Application Architect for our Kansas City, MO Client. 

What You'll Do

Spearhead all of the system development activities overseeing the development team, manages the full life cycle of the process, monitoring research, reviewing codes and supervising any testing. May administer training throughout various phases of the development cycle. Ensure development practices are in compliance with best practices policies and procedures. Track and maintain all records and metrics reporting the project's progress to senior management. Other duties as assigned.

Who You Are

-7 years of relevant software development experience
-Java or Microsoft certification

Preferred Requirements

-Bachelors degree in Information Technology.

In this Role, You will Need

Advanced knowledge of:
-System development methodology
-System architecture and service oriented architecture.
-Fundamental principles of functional and unit testing
-Web Services architectures and implementation
-Relational database technologies
-JavaScript, HTML and CSS and Java
-Continuous Integration tools
-Object Relational Mapping (ORM)
-Demonstrated experience using Source Control tools and processes
-Advanced ability in designing and implementing user interfaces
-Understanding of Unified Modeling Language (UML)
-Problem solving and project management skills

 

 

Application development background with API development experience.  In the similar situation, we’re looking for someone who may have had experience with cutting edge development.

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

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

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IT Manager Kansas City, MO 8621

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

What You'll Do

This is a mid-level management position within an information technology area that will communicate effectively with associates, peers & primary customers (business units or other teams), present technology topics to the broader team or the business.

– Focus on associate management & development and use previous experience with competency-based management program.
– Provide coaching- listening & providing timely feedback to associates.
– Interview candidates & make hiring decisions.
– Provides input, understanding & can execute towards a technology strategy.
– Set challenging yet attainable goals for associates, and performance management; requesting, managing & monitoring work efforts, ability to understand quality versus quantity.
– Understands current processes, promotes adherence, and provides recommendations for process improvements.
– Recognizes ambiguity and follows-up to clarify expectations.
– Ensures compliance with all software licensing agreements.
– Participates in the budget process and maintains a budgetary awareness.
– Understands lights-on, non-discretionary & discretionary work; actively manages load & resource planning.
– Manage projects & work efforts to a Service Delivery Life Cycle process (SDLC).
– Understands risk & impact to the business, recommend risk mitigation strategies and options for the business to consider.
– Other duties as assigned.

Additional Information

This is an exciting new position to lead efforts for support and onboarding of FinTech companies seeking to offer banking solutions. Ideal candidate is a self-motivated critical thinker familiar with API integration and banking services. This role will manage a growth area for the Company in an exciting new marketplace.
Additional Preferred Requirements:
• Technical management experience specifically with the FinTech space
• Experience with API integration within the banking industry

Who You Are

– 2 or 4-year Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field
– 3 years technical work experience
– 3 years management experience, supervisory or team lead experience

Preferred Requirements

-Technical management experience

In this Role, You will Need

– Demonstrates strong communication skills (verbal & written)
– Demonstrates ability to communicate technical issues and concepts in plain language
– Demonstrates knowledge of system development methodology
– Demonstrates knowledge of fundamental principles of functional and unit testing
– Demonstrates knowledge of web-services architecture and implementation
– Demonstrates knowledge of relational database technologies
– Demonstrates knowledge of continuous Integration tools
– Demonstrates knowledge & proficiency using Source Control tools and processes

 

This is a new position that will be managing a team focusing on the FinTech projects.  This team will be building the API interfaces to allow our FinTech clients’ customers to connect with our platform.  We need an individual who has an application development background with API development experience.  Candidates with development experience in legacy systems will not be a fit.  Cutting edge development experience is what we want.  This individual will be managing a team of about 4-5 employees primarily developers (.NET, MF) and an application architect.

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

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

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Sr Project Manager Lee's Summit, MO 8619

Advantage Tech is looking for a Senior Project Manager for our Lee's Summit client.  Self-directed and requires minimal management guidance related to decision making.   Leads with an integrity, entrepreneurial mindset, and takes the initiative to provide value in all endeavors. Manages large projects or high-priority projects, which often require considerable resources and high levels of functional integration ensuring adherence to project management principles, processes, and best practices. Interfaces with all areas affected by the project including end users, distributors, and vendors. Ensures adherence to quality standards and reviews project deliverables. Communicate with executive sponsors regarding the status of specific projects. Dependent upon solution delivery approach, manages projects according to waterfall or agile methodology. Will serve as Project Manager.

  • Assembles project team. Provides formalized, continuous work direction and leadership to assigned team of professionals, including the scheduling, assignment, and review of project work.
  • Guides project team to create high-value solutions, establishing quality.
  • Develops, tracks, monitors and communicates project progress against the project plan.
  • Works with project stakeholders to develop project requirements, quality measures, standards, processes, cost estimates and milestones.
  • Coordinates the input, support and communication with all functional areas that impact or are impacted by project scope, business value, risk, and resource requirements.
  • Provides input into the improvement of Project Management Life Cycle (PMLC) and System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) processes and methodologies.
  • Manages project change control, decisions, risks, issues, assumptions and mitigation planning.
  • Adheres and participates in the monitoring of quality assurance and project management guidelines.
  • Develops and delivers progress reports, proposals, requirement documentation and presentations to key stakeholders including executive sponsors.  Determines the frequency and content of status report from the project team, analyze results and troubleshoot problem areas.
  • Develops and maintains all business relationships vital to the success of the project.
  • Manages large, complex or high priority projects.
  • Consults and provides guidance in determining project solutions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Strong Business acumen.
  • Solid understanding of IT (telecom / systems).
  • Worked in or has experience with  Customer Care Contact Center.
  • Experience standing up a line of business or operational team.
  • Comfortable / experienced working with ambiguous environments.
  • Innovative, industry trend and dynamic  “amazon type service”; driving the right customer experience.
  • Vendor oversight experience.
  • Health Care experience.
  • Ability to understand business, functional, and technical requirements.
  • Experience delivering customer facing projects.
  • Process oriented, forward thinker, understanding potential impacts to people, processes, technology and training.
  • Familiar with process engineering, driving efficiencies and keeping things lean.
  • Organized, flexible, thrives in a fast-paced environment.
  • Good communication skills at all levels.
  • Experience with Avaya or Nice systems.
  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related discipline.
  • Requires seven to ten years of project management experience working with cross-functional teams and staff of all levels.
  • Requires experience with project management methodologies (e.g., PMBOK).
  • Requires working knowledge of application development technologies, as well as, client-server, web, and cloud based architectures.
  • Additional years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of formal education.
  • Requires working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, Visio, and SharePoint.
  • Requires effective verbal, written and interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Requires strong leadership skills to coordinate and motivate project teams.
  • Strong financial management to administer budgets across projects and ensure the projects meet requirements for return on investment.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred worked in or experience with  Customer Care Contact Center.
  • Innovative, industry trend and dynamic  “amazon type service”; driving the right customer experience.
  • Preferred experience with Avaya or Nice systems.
  • Strong business acumen and IT experience, preferably call flow experience.
  • Process oriented, call flow experience.
  • PMP certification.

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

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

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Sr 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

Full Stack Developer Omaha, NE 8593

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 

SQL DBA Kansas City, KS 8591
Advantage Tech is looking for a SQL DBA.

Responsibilities
Competent in the areas of critical thinking, interpersonal relationships, and technical skills.
Coaches and mentor new associates.
Assists with Environment planning and management.
Participates in installations, tests, and implementations of system hardware, software, maintenance releases, and utilities.
Participates in timely resolution of all Epic technical related questions, analysis, problems, incidents, requests, and on-call.
Monitors database alerts, replication, resource utilization, and system integrity.
Analyzes database failures and identifies corrective action.
Analyzes system performance to ensure it is meeting availability and performance objectives.
Audits application, database, operating system, and HA logs.

Qualifications Required:
8 years of experience in a SQL production environment or Epic Intersystems Cache Database server (Open to seeing someone with 5-8 years experience)
Experience with SQL 2012, SQL 2014 and SQL 2016 in a production environment, or Epic Intersystems Cache Database server

Preferred:
Experience in hospital or Healthcare environment, Epic EMR experience highly preferred
Database Administration experience such as SQL or Intersystems Cache Database server
Experience with AIX/Unix/Linux and Windows server platform
Experience with SQL Always On technologies
Experience writing T-SQL stored procedures
SQL Business Intelligence, SQL Analysis Services, SQL Reporting or Integration Services
SAP Business Objects
Familiarity with Data-warehousing concepts 
Epic Chronicles
Master’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
Certification on SQL server or Cache database technologies

 

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

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

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Software Engineer IV Kansas City, MO 8588

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

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

 

Responsibilities

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

Requirements

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

Basic Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

Experience:

  • MVC: 5 years (Required)
  • CSS: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Agile: 5 years (Preferred)
  • C#: 5 years (Required)
  • ASP.Net: 5 years (Required)
  • IIS Configuration Management: 5 years (Required)
Java Software Engineer Kansas City, MO 8583

Job Summary:

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

 

Key Activities:

 

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

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

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

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

  • Communicates status and progress on assignments.

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

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

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

Qualifications:

 

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

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

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

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

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

  • Experience in Application Security, JMS, Scheduling.

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

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

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

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

  • Effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills. 

  • Proficient problem solving and business acumen.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an information technology field (e.g., Computer/Management Information Systems (MIS/CIS), Computer Science (CS), Electrical/Computer Engineering (EE/CE), or an equivalent combination of related education and work experience.

Cloud Engineer Kansas City, MO 8582
.Net Developer Kansas City, MO 8580

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

 

Required:

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

           

Desired, but not required:

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

 

Deliverable / Statement of Work:           

Ongoing Healthcare projects as scheduled

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

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

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Scrum Master Kansas City, MO 8569

 Advantage Tech is seeking an experienced Scrum Master to work with a great client in the Kansas City area. 

Job Summary:

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

Key Activities:

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

In service to the Product Owner:

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

 In service to the Development Team:

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

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Requires at least 5 years of IT work experience and at least 2 years of Agile/Scrum execution in an IT or software development setting.
  • Strong skills in JIRA or comparable Scrum-related management tool.
  • Requires knowledge of multiple Agile development methodologies and frameworks.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading teams.
  • PMI-ACP, CSM, or equivalent certification preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to articulate and explain complex technical concepts to non-technical individuals, and to determine and drive reporting and communication strategies.  Uses persuasion and tact in advising on, and influencing, project objectives and direction, as well as project team. Skilled at negotiating commitments among various stakeholders and possesses excellent meeting and presentation skills, which includes handling difficult and/or sensitive conversations with key stakeholders.
SQL DBA Kansas City, MO 8563

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Skills and Qualifications

  • 5+ years MS SQL Server Administration experience required
  • Advance Knowledge of database structure & theory
  • Experience with backups, restores and recovery models
  • Experience developing and troubleshooting SSIS packages using Microsoft BIDS and Visual Studio.
  • Experience with ETL jobs using PowerShell.
  • Experience writing and modifying Stored Procedures with Microsoft T-SQL.
  • Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server
  • Experience working with Windows server, including Active Directory
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Flexible, team player, “get-it-done” personality
  • Ability to organize and plan work independently
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to multi-task and context-switch effectively between different activities and teams
Cloud Engineer Kansas City, MO 8561

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

Job Summary:

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

Key Activities:

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

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

  • Advanced skill at implementing complex systems and software components, in compliance with industry and System standards, which meet customer needs and expectations with respect to key project/product performance measures, quality, schedule, and cost.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Provide on call production support for a critical application.

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

  • 1+ year experience designing and implementing automation capabilities.

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

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

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an information technology  field (e.g. Computer/Management Information Systems (MIS/CIS), Computer Science(CS), Electrical/Computer Engineering(EE/CE), or an equivalent combination of related education and/or work experience. 

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

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and learn new technologies. 

  • Moderate project management skills.  

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

  • Excellent planning and organization skill. 

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

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

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

  • Experience with Java and Spring Framework.

  • United States citizenship is required for this position.

Agile Coach Kansas City, MO 8559

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

 

Job Summary:

 

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

 

Key Activities:

 

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

Additional Activities:

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

 

 

Qualifications:

 

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

Preferred Skills:

  • 5+ years of experience coaching, leading, guiding full scale agile transformations as an external coach.
  • 5+ years of software lead development experience.
  • 10+ years of work experience in IT in the use of Project and Program Management methodologies and tools.
  • Ambitious and flexible with well-honed team skills and strong personal drive, effective working relationships at all levels.
  • Expert in Scrum and Kanban Agile Frameworks, and demonstrated experience with SAFe.
  • Proven expertise in software architecture and familiarity with design patterns.
  • Experience in Agile testing practices.
  • Experience with Pair Programming preferred.
  • Experience with JIRA and various software/agile tools.
  • Experience driving change through a large distributed organization.
  • Experience with “scrum of scrums” situations involving large, distributed teams and applications.
  • Experience managing large development programs.
  • Dynamic, effective communicator at all levels, in both structured and non-hierarchical, informal structures.
Programmer Analyst Lavista, NE 8552

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

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS:

Business Analysis Duties

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

Programming Duties

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

REQUIREMENTS:

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

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

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

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BI Developer Leawood, KS 8519

Advantage Tech is looking for a Sr. BI Developer.

Job Summary:

Responsible for the development of analytical tools and reports that support the decision-making process of the executive team.  The team member will have a strong understanding of the Microsoft suite of BI development tools (SSRS, SSAS, PowerBI) and it is an expert on extracting relevant data from a multitude of sources to produce the reports requested by the executive team. 

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain existing BI solutions while looking for opportunities to improve them

  • Gather requirements for new BI solutions from multiple users; able to translate business requirements into actual solutions while maintaining a high level of accuracy and data integrity

  • Strong ability to translate business requirements into technical terms for other team members

  • Collaborate with other team members to consolidate the data landscape to reduce the development time and increase consistency among BI solutions

  • Lead complex projects and ensure their complete and accurate execution with an emphasis on delivering business value

  • Train and coach less experienced staff members in SQL Server best practices

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 5+ Years of experience using SQL Server tools: SSRS and SSAS

  • 5+ Years of strong experience troubleshooting stored procedures and other TSQL code

  • PowerBI Development experience

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills

  • Objectivity and openness to others views, providing solutions and creative input

  • Provides and welcomes feedback

  • Must be able to adjust when there is a shift in priorities

  • Excellent communicator with individuals and groups at all levels

  • Detail oriented, organized and able to manage user expectations

  • Good organizational, time management, and listening skills

  • Self-motivated

 

Training and Experiences

  • Experience working with SSRS/SSAS

  • Microsoft SQL server 2008 R2 or later

  • Strong analytical skills

 

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

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

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Sr Java Engineer Omaha, NE 8497

Ready for the best benefits and total comp in Omaha?  Adding to the team of Java experts!  Contract or direct hire!

 

  • Strong contributor 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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 six years relevant and progressive information technology experience using Java and  directly related to the design and development of software solutions. 

  • 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. 

  • Proficient at working with complex, matrixed project teams, that are often geographically dispersed and span multiple disciplines (e.g., database administration, server administration, project management, business analysis, etc.). 

  • Effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills allowing candidate to explains technical information understood by target audiences. 

Must be willing to obtain security clearance!  #advantagetech 

UI Developer Omaha, NE 8459

Are you looking to be part of a growing team and have influence with clients?  This opportunity is will work as a member of the development team who is responsible for building quality web and mobile solutions for us and our clients. The person in this role must have advanced communication, time-management and problem-solving skills environment and encourage team engagement.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain new digital solutions (web and/or mobile) for clients.
  • Proactively maintain existing digital products and/or building new products.
  • Utilize standard and custom analytics to measure solution success and utilization.
  • Responsible for code quality and functionality for assigned projects, highly engaged with Quality Assurance to reduce product defects, and increase code quality across the product.
  • Actively utilize coding best practices and standards, source code management tools, unit testing, code reviews, and quality assurance general practices.
  • Actively engage in process improvement efforts to reduce product variability and increase product quality; providing feedback and suggestions for continuous improvement.
  • Work with traffic manager and project manager to break down project work, estimate work and determine delivery timelines.
  • Maintain technical knowledge and skill relevance through self-driven initiative and organization provided opportunities for improvement.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems or other related technical field (8+ years of hands on development experience required in lieu of a degree or degree within a related technical field).
  • 6+ years of experience in front-end (e.g., HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, ASP.Net) and/or back-end languages (e.g., Java, C#, .Net etc.) and/or other relevant development languages.
  • 6+ years of experience developing User Interfaces for web and/or mobile platforms.
  • Hands on experience with code management, testing and product design tools (e.g., Tortoise SVN, Git, BitBucket, Selenium, Eggplant, Sketch, Invision, Photoshop etc.,).
  • Experience in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), user analytics, network utilization and optimization.
  • General understanding of Software Development Lifecycles, with experience in Agile or other iterative models.
  • Hands on utilization of UI/UX Design principles.

Preferred

  • Basic understanding of process improvement practices.
  • 1+ years of leadership abilities in coaching/mentoring project peers.
  • Hands on experience working with web hosting/site development platforms (e.g., WordPress and FlyWheel.
  • Hands on experience with Document Object Model (DOM), experience building and using reusable components/component libraries w/ shadow DOM.
  • Expert knowledge of UI/UX Design principles.

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Sr. Software Developer Omaha, NE 8454

Are you looking to work on a large national project?  This client is seeking 3 software developers who want to get in with a stable company that has incredible growth opportunities along with phenomenal benefits!  Seeking a full stack Java engineer with experience with web, angular/react, spring and ideally like some cloud exposure.  

 

*Currently unable to offer sponsorship.  Direct hire opportunity.

Job Summary:

This position, with oversight from other senior staff and/or management the software developer contributes to the analysis, design and implementation of enterprise, strategic and complex solutions including development of enterprise content delivery, workflow automation, business process management and reporting capabilities through all phases of the Software Development Life-cycle including post implementation support and maintenance. Scope of responsibility encompasses software development, testing, delivery, and support.

 

Key Activities:

 

  • Utilizes skills to implement complex systems and software components according to 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.
  • Creates estimates and work breakdown structures on assigned development tasks.
  • Will analyze business requirements and create technical designs and specifications, develop and document solutions and ensure implementations meet design specifications and adhere to standards.
  • Will utilize advanced skills to consult with customers in a support role or when assisting more senior level staff in the formulation of technology strategies in collaboration with business partners.
  • Demonstrates high performance in the areas of customer service, collaboration, team work, and reliability.
  • Communicates status and progress on assignments and raises issues and risks in a timely fashion and effectively contributes to mitigating activities.

Qualifications: 

·       Well established knowledge of Java and web application development, SQL databases, mapping of data sources, data movement and COTS integration. Experience with Business Objects a plus.

·       Typically requires two to four years of relevant and progressive information technology experience directly related to the design, development and software solutions.

·       Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an information technology field (e.g., Computer/Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Electrical/Computer Engineering) or an equivalent combination of related education and/or work experience.

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

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

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Lead Web Developer Omaha, NE 8424

Are you ready to help lead a team?  This company has one of the best cultures in Omaha!

Job Objective: The Web Developer provides technical expertise and is responsible for the analysis, design and development of their web and mobile applications. This role works closely with all internal departments to define requirements and provide solutions to complex problems.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Analysis, design, development, testing and support of enterprise level web and mobile applications
  • Database design and development to support web and mobile applications
  • Design and development of web and mobile user interfaces
  • Provide technical expertise to establish new strategic web and mobile architecture
  • Ensure standards for application development and frameworks
  • Planning, Organizing, and Goal Setting
    • Planning and assessment of processes for achieving established targets, goals, and objectives
    • Monitoring activities to determine whether they conform to planned action
    • Innovative strategies/strategic alternatives to deliver solutions
  • Leadership and Supervisory
    • Lead and guide employees to work at the appropriate level of responsibility with an effective level of knowledge and training
    • Determine and assign required activities for team resources, developing employees, improving job satisfaction, and objectively evaluate on basis of performance
    • Manages, drives, and influences change throughout the organization
    • Anticipates, addresses and resolves employee relations issues, consistently provide feedback, conduct performance reviews, and manage with objectivity and equity
    • Endorse and support company and department strategies, policies and procedures, maintain confidentiality, and exercise budget and cost controls
  • Required skills:
    • Client-side web technologies including AJAX, jQuery and CSS
    • Server-side technologies including Java and IIS
    • Proficient in writing complex Microsoft SQL queries and stored procedures
    • Experienced in Object Oriented and MVC design and development techniques

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EMS Systems Analyst Kansas City, KS 8340

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

POSITION PURPOSE:

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

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

MINIMAL EDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

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

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

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

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

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

*4.     Test and install antivirus and malware prevention tools

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

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

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

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

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

*    Denotes essential function

API Developer – Software Engineer Omaha, NE 8328

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

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

What does this role do?

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

Who do you have a working relationship with?

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

What skills are needed for this role?

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

Education and Experience needed:

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

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

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

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C# Developers Topeka, KS 8317

Advantage Tech is looking for a Web Developer.

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

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

 

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

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

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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 CIP Compliance Analyst Kansas City, KS 8296

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

POSITION PURPOSE:

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

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

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

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Lead Software Engineer – .Net Omaha, NE 8145

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Citrix System Engineer Kansas City, MO 8134

Advantage Tech is searching for a System Engineer who is specifically qualified to work with Citrix at their client based out of Kansas City.

The Citrix Systems Engineer is responsible for implementing & administrating the Citrix environment. Responsibilities of this role includes server patching, XenDesktop / XenApp administration, and all related technology required by Citrix. Additionally, they are responsible for conducting formal testing, documentation, and transitions of new technology into production including ensuring the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of the in house information systems that support core organizational functions.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Installs, configures, and troubleshoots Citrix components and associated hardware.
  • Perform Microsoft Windows system patching and firmware updates for Citrix components and associated hardware.
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
  • Support and administration of Microsoft Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, as it relates to Citrix
  • Provides end user support, installation, training, and configuration for Citrix.
  • Provide emergency off-hours support as defined in rotation schedule with other IT System Engineers.
  • Assist in the identification of emerging technologies that may be appropriate for New Directions, provide technical knowledge, skills, and support to development team.
  • Support the goals of the Information Technology.
  • Assures compliance with client policies and procedures; take appropriate action to correct any obvious unsafe conditions.

QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL HAVE:

  • Technology related (AA, BS, BA) degree or at least 3 years of experience
  • Advanced proficiency in the current Citrix XenDesktop / XenApp environment.
  • 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.
Sr .Net Developer Omaha, NE 8111

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

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

Primary Responsibilities:

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

Required Skills:

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

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

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

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AutoCad Designer Peculiar, MO 7957

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

Preferred Experience

  • Experience in the industrial fabrication area
  • AutoCad 2018 experience

 

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Java Developer Omaha, NE 7409

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

Responsibilities

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

Ideal Qualifications

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

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

Web Developer Omaha, NE 7378

Web Programmer

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

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

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

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

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

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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

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

Web Developer Omaha, NE 7377

Web Developer

Product Summary:

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

 

Job Responsibilities:

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

 

Requirements of Qualified Candidate:

  1. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, IT, Engineering or related technical field required or on pace to complete your degree by Summer 2018, relevant work experience will be considered
  2. 1-2 years of experience developing web and/or mobile applications with JavaScript, CSS, CSS3, HTML4, HTML5, Ajax, JQuery and other broadly used web development technologies
  3. Experience with Responsive Web Design
  4. Experience with JQuery and JQuery mobile
  5. Experience consuming JSON APIs in client-side frameworks and knowledge of cross browser issues
  6. Desire to build awesome user friendly web and mobile applications
  7. Ability to take feedback in stride with the end goal of building the best, easiest to use product, for our end users
  8. Working knowledge of Agile Process
  9. Experience with one or more server-side stacks
  10. Experience developing hybrid mobile applications, specifically with Cordova, not required, but desired
  11. Experience working with NativeScript and Angular, not required, but highly desired
  12. Clear communication – must be comfortable and willing to openly discuss work items within a cross functional team
Technical Recruiter Overland Park, KS 6464

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

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

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

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

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

CORE BEHAVIORS:
– Positivity
– Teamwork
– Dependability
– Productivity

 

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

Job Type: Full-time

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Contractor Benefits

Employee Referral Program