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Title Location Job ID
IT Project Manager Topeka, KS 9329

Advantage Tech is looking for an IT Project Manager for a client of ours in Topeka, KS. 

Skills required:

  • Strong project management background
  • Experience in developing and presenting feasibility studies (including alternative analysis, cost benefit studies, etc.), managing system requirement development, developing requests for proposals (RFPs), and comprehensive project budgets
  • Demonstrates professionalism when dealing with challenging people and situations
  • Ability to create and maintain the project work plans in MS Project
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to quickly learn new business and technical processes
  • Proven ability to self-direct
  • Proven ability and desire to solve problems and present implementable solutions
  • Ability to communicate (verbal and written) effectively
  • Presentation skills both in delivering presentations and in creating presentations using Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, Word, Excel, etc. 
  • Ability to facilitate groups in coming to a consensus.
  • Strong ability to create accurate estimates for the work to be completed utilizing staff
  • Ability to build and maintain team cohesiveness between contractors and State staff
  • Demonstrative skill in project management methodology

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

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio and Project
  • SharePoint

Experience required:

  • Degree and four years’ experience with IT related project management or five years’ experience with IT related project management.
  • Additional experience in IT project management may be substituted for the required education.

 

Education required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher is preferred. 
  • Must possess a Kansas IT Project Management Methodology certification or a traditional IT Project Management Methodology, such as the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) or obtain State of Kansas certification within one year of employment.

 

Physical requirements (lifting, repetitive motion, etc):

Normal office environment.

 

Attire for position:

Business Casual.

 

 

 

Proposal Writer North Kansas City, MO 9328

Job Description: 

Advantage Tech is seeking a detail-oriented proposal coordinator for our partner organization based in North Kansas City, MO.

This position will assist and support the Business Development Executive Team in the areas of proposal development and general administrative functions. Successful candidates must be able to work well on a team or independently while planning, developing, writing and editing technical and non-technical information for internal and external audiences. The proposal coordinator must be able to maintain strong communication and have exceptional organization skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Seek and track proposal/bid opportunities using fbo.gov, GovWin, Seaport-e, GSA, and other related RFP online tools.
  • Determine proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs, study requests for proposals, and participate in strategy meetings.
  • Develop proposal by assembling information including project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, standards of performance, and evaluation.
  • Write, revise, and edit drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials in a clear concise manner maintaining continuity of style and content.
  • Perform technical writing and editing content in the areas of business, logistics support, supply, and maintenance per DoD directives and SOPs.
  • Manage updates and revisions to technical literature.
  • Meet proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for each step and procedure in the proposal process.
  • Organize and maintain electronic and paper copy bid files.
  • Provide administrative support as necessary to the Executive Team, Program Managers, Administration, and Business Development departments.
  • Attend site visits and industry days as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications, English, or similar specialty.
  • Minimum of two years’ relevant experience.
  • Technical writing experience.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, organizational, and communicative skills to effectively present complex information to target audiences via both oral and written communication.
  • Spoken and written fluency in English.
  • Obtain/maintain favorable security investigation.
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Word and MS Excel.
  • Proficiency in data mining, searches, and website management.
  • 10-20% travel.

Preferred:

  • APMP certification and/or grant writing a plus.
  • Experience in government contract bidding and proposal development preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge/experience in preparing and coordinating submittals and proposal development in terms of deliverables, schedules and resources to meet schedules preferred.
Sr Sourcing Partner Lee's Summit, MO 9326

Advantage Tech is looking for a Sr Sourcing Partner for our Kansas City, MO client.

 

Job Posting Requirements

Location – KC remote until further notice

The Vendor Management Office develops and manages relationships with our internal customers and functional partners as well vendor partners. We deliver value to the organization by ensuring compliance with Federal Contract Acquisition processes and policy by advising and leading the sourcing, procurement and vendor management processes on behalf of our business customers. The Senior Sourcing Partner is responsible for managing the more complex and/or highly visible VMO led procurement engagements and vendor relationships. They provide guidance and training for partner staff and collaborate with divisional senior leadership to identify opportunities for new, or re-evaluation of existing, vendor partners.

  • Qualifies identified potential vendors for the information gathering or bidding engagements.
  • Collaborates with the stakeholders to develop solution requirements.
  • Creates all necessary bidding documentation inclusive of solicitation communications, Request for Information / Bid / Proposal documents, scoring and evaluation files, solution selection and final executive summaries.
  • Coordinates and ensures timely responses of reviews and approvals from all internal parties (business owners, stakeholders and functional partners).
  • Lead all standard meetings throughout the solution selection process and maintain strict timelines from requirements development up to solution implementation.
  • Leads as a subject matter expert in the contract review and negotiation processes.
  • Assists in the development and ensures compliance of workflows, policies and procedures.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert of all the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) procurement and contracting requirements inclusive of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs) and Federal Employee Health Benefits Acquisition Regulations (FEHBARS) compliance standards in order to determine the application of rules, regulations and federal policies.
  • Leads supply base management strategies, goals and initiatives.
  • Perform and report to leadership supply base monitoring tasks.
  • Onboarding, management and development of new suppliers.
  • Drives improvement of existing supplier performance.
  • Leads other miscellaneous highly visible projects and tasks as assigned.
  • Continuously refine knowledge, skills and abilities in the sourcing, procurement and vendor management space to deposit education and insights back to the team.

REQUIREMENTS: Education and experience

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related field of study, additional qualifying experience may be considered in lieu of formal education
  • Requires 6+ years of direct experience in leading procurement process and contract management
  • Must have strong communication skills
  • Must have demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize multiple high priority tasks
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products specifically: Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Must have demonstrated skills in leadership and meeting management
  • Must have demonstrated ability to engage and collaborate across multiple internal stakeholder groups

PREFERRED:

  • Experience in a Business Analyst role
  • Experience in a Project Management role
  • Experience in Governmental contracting

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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IS Technical Specialist- Windows Server Admin Kansas City, MO 9325

Job Summary:

Candidate applies senior level technical skills to support large business systems and resolves problems. Installs, updates, maintains, and monitors the operation of complex automated systems and applications including, but not limited to, server software administration, server back-up support, change/problem management, database management, and/or asset management. Candidate should be able to complete, participate in, and/or coordinate technical and non-technical complex projects.    

 Key Activities:

  • Provides a senior level of technical expertise in support of Windows Server administration.

  • Installs COTS and in-house developed applications, updates COTS and application maintenance, maintains, and monitors the operation of complex Windows servers including application packages running in these environments.

  • Provide support for developers and development efforts related to Windows administration and some Linux Servers as well as web based platforms.

  • Help coordinate major installations, updates, maintains and monitors the operation of the major systems, which may include: COTS installation and maintenance, application infrastructure support, change/problem management. 

  • Responsible for change management through Remedy change management system.

  • Responsible for analyzing, evaluating and implementing new application systems. This includes equipment and software, configuration and deployment. 

  • Maintains procedures/documentation for supported automation products. 

  • Responsible for application of policies related to data access and permission management. 

  • Responsible for application performance and optimization efforts focused on Linux Servers.

  • Provide strong problem analysis and problem resolution skills from a COTS application, with proven ability to recognize and support process improvements.

  • Serve as liaison to user departments to implement information programs/systems, ascertain needs and acceptance, and to resolve problem situations.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

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

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

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

  • Strong customer service, multi-tasking, and communication skills including the ability to explain technical concepts to end-users and non-technical staff.  

  • Able to work well with clients and individually as well as in a high collaborative team.

  • Demonstrates senior level on-the-job experience implementing and administering Windows server environments and COTS package support within the last 4 years. 

  • Demonstrated senior level on-the-job experience supporting JBOSS, Websphere and Apache administration within the last 4 years.
    Linux server administration experience a plus.

  • Strong troubleshooting skills related to environment configuration and performance tuning.

  • Experience with transitioning from SSL Certificate management to TLS is a plus.

iOS Engineer New York, NY 9324

Advantage Tech has a startup client who is looking for an iOS Engineer to help build their new app.  This is a remote position and is a direct hire opportunity.

The Position

– Build an iOS app, heavy in video and animation.  

– Work closely with one of the company co-founders to implement models on device.

– Create proofs-of-concept, demos and final product.

Requirements:

– Citable projects demonstrating iOS proficiency

– BS/MS in CompSci or related discipline

– 2+ yrs experience in iOS development (Swift)

– Experience building complex interfaces

– Experience writing unit tests and testable code

– Strong understanding of design patterns and good engineering practices.

– Experience learning & using 3rd party APIs

– Independent, analytical and problem-solving skills.

– Experience with multithreading programming

 -Experience with Parallel Programming, Memory Management, and Algorithms and Data Structures

Security Administrator Lee's Summit, MO 9323

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

 

Job Description Summary

Serves as user access administrator on the Cybersecurity & Information Protection (CIP) Team. Responsible for day-to-day management of user access including the user add/change/delete processes, managing user passwords, etc.

Job Posting Requirements:

Key Duties

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

 

Requirements

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree (120 credit hours) in computer science or a related discipline.
  • Requires three years’ experience in Information Technology, Security, or related area.
  • Additional years of qualifying work experience maybe considered in lieu of formal education.
  • Requires flexible work shifts including on-call, overtime and weekends.
  • Requires customer service skills focused and detail oriented.
  • Requires effective verbal and written communication skills to interface with management, and employees to answer questions in regards to information security practices and security access.
  • Requires a general understanding of access management, principle of least, privilege, segregation of duties and role based access.

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. Telecom Engineer Lee's Summit, MO 9322
Advantage Tech is looking for a Sr. Telecom Engineer.  This position is with a client of ours that is based in the Kansas City area.
 
This person also needs to have experience with CISCO voice, and CISCO products: CUCM and UCCX.  This person must have a good understanding of Call Routing and Dial Plan experience.  This person will be on call, rotating shifts with other team members.
 

Knowledgeable in Cisco Voice 1.   

2.    Test, Program, and implement telephony changes.

3.    Work Tier 3 level tickets from Telephony Team to provide a high level of support for corporate customer base.

4.    Perform scheduled Cisco Voice maintenance.

5.    Provide project status to the team lead.

6.    Create and maintain system and application documentation.

 

Advantage Tech is an industry leader in IT staffing and was named a Top Area Information Outsourcing Firm by the Kansas City Business Journal.  In business for over 20 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 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 us at www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

Helpdesk Analyst I Topeka, KS 9321

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

Description

Under general supervision, act as first contact for any computer, application or system-related problems 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 Office365, Outlook, Internet Explorer, Edge, Adobe Reader, VPN connectivity, printers, and applications developed and/or hosted in-house. Support is provided in a process-oriented environment with Service Level Objectives and specific focus on exceeding customer’s expectations by delivering quality customer service.

• With minimal supervision, uses technical expertise and established guidelines to complete routine and assigned tasks accurately and in a timely manner.
• Consistently uses courtesy while providing support to end users. Asks questions to gather information about the problem and listens carefully. Guides the user through diagnostic and resolution procedures, using clear and concise directions
• Resolves a variety of Help Desk ticket problems with good judgment, attention to detail, persistence, and in a timely manner. Documents, tracks, and monitors trouble tickets to resolution. Meets SLA requirements.
• Follows policies and procedure to ensure corporate data security.
• Executes and enforces user access guidelines and procedures.
• Demonstrates working knowledge of and troubleshoots configuration and connectivity to client/server and web-based enterprise applications and mobile-workforce applications.
• Responds positively and promptly to coworker requests for assistance.
• Participates in assigned projects, contributing to their accurate and timely completion.
• Communicates effectively with all levels of employees, both technical and non-technical.

 

Skill/Experience/Education

Mandatory

Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 1 year recent experience in help desk operations. Associates Degree in a computer science-related field and 2 years recent experience in help desk operations. High School diploma and two years of demonstrated work experience on a Service Desk. Prefer CompTIA A+ or Net + certifications.

Education or training in ITIL, electronics, organizing, planning, decision making and effective communication skills preferred.

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 in interpersonal relations, handling conflict, organizing, analyzing, planning, judgment, listening, decision making, cooperation, sensitivity to others, technical problem solving, and system troubleshooting.

Knowledge of Windows 7 or Windows 8, 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 ServiceNow, Office 365, Citrix, and Mobile Device Operating Systems is preferred.

In addition to normal office work conditions, candidate must have the ability to perform the physical activities of the job. Valid driver's license required.

Ideal Candidate

This is a Monday through Friday position. Hours vary from 6:30a-5:00p (working eight hour shift to cover core work hours). It is the managers preference to interview the candidates in-person following social distancing protocols. And candidate could be required to report to their assignment for up to a week to receive the necessary equipment and training for this position. Once established this position will be working remote until work from home orders are lifted at the client site. Working location is in Topeka, KS.

Candidate will need to have access to a phone and working internet connection in order to work remote. Candidate will be responsible for providing technical support and troubleshooting for internal customers. Majority of the support provided by this candidate will be over the phone remotely. There will be limited hands on support for users and no required travel at this time. This job is performed with little supervision and requires the candidate to work independently and prioritize workload accordingly. Candidate must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of employees, including technical and non-technical.
 

 

 

 

ServiceNow Developer Lee's Summit, MO 9319

Advantage Tech is looking for a Service Now Developer for our Kansas City, Mo Client.

 

Job Description Summary

The ServiceNow Developer role will be responsible for producing solution designs, development work, and related configurations for all integrations and workflows within the ServiceNow instance. The role will be the development resource on a dedicated ServiceNow support team, while also contributing to a cross-functional team building automation and integration capabilities for 2020.

Job Posting Requirements:

•    Requires ServiceNow Developer Certification  
•    Preferred Certifications: ServiceNow System Administration, ServiceNow Advanced System Administration, Scripting in ServiceNow, Application Creation in ServiceNow
•    Requires Experience developing or supporting Integration Hub (Or Orchestration / Discovery), Flow Designer, and Mid Server configuration 
•    Advanced knowledge of API capabilities within ServiceNow, (version Madrid or Newer) including experience configuring plugin’s for out of the box integrations 
•    2 years' experience scripting within ServiceNow, with advanced skills in the following languages; XML, HTML, AJAX, Jelly, jQuery, Bootstrap and AngularJS frameworks
•    4 years of Java scripting and software development experience at the enterprise level 
•    Knowledgeable of common web services (REST, SOAP, creating API's)
•    Experience within ServiceNow developing; core applications (CMDB, Service Mapping, Service Catalog, Mobile App) custom applications,  configuring API and data integrations through Integration Hub or Orchestration 

The Developer role will deliver new functionality within ServiceNow, build innovative & automated API solutions, and will support the entire development lifecycle of ServiceNow. 

Responsibilities
•    Primary development resource for all ServiceNow applications, out of the box plugins, Integration Hub Spoke offering’s, and API’s to interact with 3rd party systems in ecosystem (SCCM, VMWare, Splunk) 
•    Serve as the primary expert in ServiceNow, responsible for all scripting and automation needs to create simple, scalable digital workflows
•    Represent ServiceNow best practice design standards by guiding all-new solution designs, Build best practice development documentation standards, contributing to Team development activities and code review.
•    Assists ServiceNow System Administrator in estimating project level of effort, with incident resolution, and takes ownership of complex solutions to work them to completion
•    Responsible for all ServiceNow process automation capabilities includes; Identifying, designing, and developing automated solutions for manual and repeatable processes (approvals, tasks, notifications, and record operations) that span multiple systems 
•    Develop integration actions to execute commands against external platforms through REST APIs, PowerShell commands, and write scripts to interact with other APIs 
•    Serve as a Sr member of the team and actively contribute to the code review process, 
•    Design and configure UI, business logic, and automation for existing applications

 

Skills

•    Demonstrate the ability to effectively coordinate and work with cross-functional business and technical teams independently
•    Must have an innovation-oriented mindset and have the ability to clearly translate ambiguous or emerging needs into user stories
•    Effective written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience
•    Problem solving and critical thinking mindset
•    Ability to facilitate planning meetings, workshops, reviews and retrospectives.

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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VMWare Engineer Kansas City, MO 9318

Advantage Tech is looking for VMWare Engineers for our Kansas City, MO client.  

We’re looking for candidates to fill 2 FT VMware Engineer positions.  We are looking for individuals with at least 5 years of experience in VMware engineering and administration in a hyper-converged environment.  The ideal candidates need to have as much of the following VMware experience:

  • Dell standalone, hyper-converged servers, and UCS infrastructure
  • SRM (Site Recovery Manager)
  • vSphere, vSphere Replication
  • vCenter
  • vROPS
  • vRA
  • vSAN Storage
  • PowerCLI, PowerShell

This a senior-level engineer position for our Windows/Virtual platforms and will routinely work with vendors, project managers, system administrators, database administrators, application developers and end users in order to maintain and improve the performance of our servers, databases and applications. Provide support for implementation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of IT systems. Experience building, patching and maintaining (Windows/Virtual) servers. Experience of SRM and VMWare based technologies.
– Utilize industry standard technologies to insure the integrity of recoverability of servers; backups, patch installations, performance monitoring, etc.
– Work with project and application development teams to implement new business initiatives as they relate to cloud services.
– Work with application teams to troubleshoot complex problems that impact customer ability to perform required business functions

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

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

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Sr Facets Engineer Lee's Summit, MO 9316

Advantage Tech is looking for a Facets Engineer for our Kansas City, Mo client. 

Job Posting Description:

The Senior FACETS Engineer’s role is to be accountable for serving as a SME regarding Facets, including other core Cognizant add-ons. This includes maintaining the applications and systems that are required to meet operational availability. Assist the business, development teams, Analysts and Architectures in planning ongoing development related to FACETS.

 

  • Serve as the technical lead on FACETS upgrades and new features.
  • Work with development and analyst teams to help identify solutions to new technologies and issues related to FACETS.
  • Identifies potential problems with delivery of operational services and develops solutions.
  • Communicate with departmental personnel to ensure effective deployment of technologies.
  • Provides some third-tier support for Service Desk and Tier-2 support for FACETS.
  • Participates in meetings to explain technical solutions and the feasibility of company operations to meet department needs for software and hardware.
  • Maintains knowledge of associated company management software, architectures, telecommunication products and services.
  • Monitors system stability and capacity in relation to licensed limits and assists in developing long-term strategies and capacity planning for future infrastructure and telecommunications needs.
  • Understands quality improvement process. Creates new processes and documentation. Stays focused on key issues and efficient in time use.
  • Produces the desired outcome with a minimum of effort. Able to estimate schedules.
  • Knowledge of Kubernetes, IBM WebSphere and Application Containerization.

 

Job Posting Requirements:

 

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management or qualified technology certifications in network, systems, or other related certifications.
  • Requires four-eight years of implementing / maintaining FACETS systems and networking environments in large managed environment which may include virtualization.
  • Additional years of qualifying work experience may be considered in lieu of formal education.

 

·        Must be proficient in the following Cognizant products:

o   Facets Core

o   HIPAA Gateway

o   NetworX

o   TCS

o   SMT

o   FACETS Workflow

 

·        Requires knowledge of current Microsoft operating environments.

·         

  • Effective verbal and written communications skills to consult with management, business partners and vendors; and project management skills, including demonstrated ability to work effectively in small, interactive teams of technical and non-technical associates, and demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with varying priorities to successful completion.
  • Requires prior experience on upgrading Facets, performing impact analysis of Facets & custom components and design a remediation strategy.
  • Requires thorough knowledge on Facets data structures, batch processes, system parameters and configuration.
  • Requires experience on application extensibility & integration solutions: Facets Open Access/FXI, ReST services, ISL, Media Integrator.
  • Thorough understanding of Facets membership, claims, products & benefits, provider, customer service, workflow, system administration modules.
  • Thorough understanding of HIPAA EDI transaction sets: 837, 835, 834, 270/271, 276/277, 278, etc…
  • Strong SQL relational database skills in querying and profiling data analysis.

 

Preferred experience in:

 

  • Experience of one or more of the following technologies such as .Net, Java, SSIS, SSRS, XML/JSON, SOA, Web services, XML/JSON, Kubernetes, Docker.
  • Experience in the software development lifecycle and change control processes.
  • Experience with ITSM enterprise system.
  • Familiarity with Facets 360 applications, Insights, IoT, Interoperability.
  • Familiarity with CES configuration and operations.

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 Engineer Kansas City, MO 9314

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

Skill set:

Cisco Router and Switches

F5

Palo Alto

Firewalls

Core Infrastructure

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

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

#advantagetech

 

 

IS Technical Specialist- Linux Server Admin Kansas City, MO 9313

Job Summary:

 
Candidate applies senior level technical skills to support large business systems and resolves problems. Installs, updates, maintains, and monitors the operation of complex automated systems and applications including, but not limited to, server software administration, server back-up support, change/problem management, database management, and/or asset management. Candidate should be able to complete, participate in, and/or coordinate technical and non-technical complex projects.

 

Key Activities: 

Provides a senior level of technical expertise in support of Linux Server administration.

  • Installs COTS and in-house developed applications, updates COTS and application maintenance, maintains, and monitors the operation of complex Linux servers including application packages running in these environments.

  • Provide support for developers and development efforts related to Linux administration and some Windows Servers as well web based platforms.

  • Help coordinate major installations, updates, maintains and monitors the operation of the major systems, which may include: COTS installation and maintenance, application infrastructure support, change/problem management. 

  • Responsible for change management through Remedy change management system.

  • Responsible for analyzing, evaluating and implementing new application systems. This includes equipment and software, configuration and deployment. 

  • Maintains procedures/documentation for supported automation products. 

  • Responsible for application of policies related to data access and permission management. 

  • Responsible for application performance and optimization efforts focused on Linux Servers.

  • Provide strong problem analysis and problem resolution skills from a COTS application, with proven ability to recognize and support process improvements.

  • Serve as liaison to user departments to implement information programs/systems, ascertain needs and acceptance, and to resolve problem situations.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 Qualifications:

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

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

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

  • Strong customer service, multi-tasking, and communication skills including the ability to explain technical concepts to end-users and non-technical staff.   Able to work well with clients and individually as well as in a high collaborative team.

  • Demonstrates senior level on-the-job experience implementing and administering Linux server environments and COTS package support within the last 4 years. 

  • Demonstrated senior level on-the-job experience supporting JBOSS, Websphere and Apache administration within the last 4 years.

  • Windows server administration experience a plus.

  • Strong troubleshooting skills related to environment configuration and performance tuning.

  • Experience with transitioning from SSL Certificate management to TLS is a plus. 

IOS/Andriod Developer Prairie Village, KS 9311

Advantage Tech is looking for a Mobile developer for our Overland Park Client.  

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

Essential skills included:

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

Ideal candidates will have:  

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

Technologies

  • ASP.NET  / .NET Core
  • Xamarin
  • REST Web APIs
  • Microsoft SQL Server 
  • JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, HTML
  • Micro Services
  • Visual Studio 
  • Webforms and MVC
  • Web Services

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

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

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Business Analyst Kansas City, MO 9310

Advantage Tech is looking for a BA for our Kansas City Client.  This is a remote position for 6 months. 

  • Standard Business Analyst (interview and elicit requirements, translate for software development team, ensure product acceptance)
  • Experience with Azure Dev Ops (managing backlog refinement and prioritization, work item maintenance – epics, features, user stories)
  • Experience in an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Working with Web Applications

This person will be working with the Scrum Team and helping dive into the Web Applications that they will be working with.  We need someone that has strong BA foundations. We need to have someone that can stay clear of office drama and be able to get the work done. 

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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Solution Architect Kansas City, MO 9309

Advantage Tech is seeking a Solution Architect to join their partner organization based in the Kansas City, MO area.  The Solution Architect is accountable for and coordinates the design effort for major projects that cross application and infrastructure domains.

  • Work directly with business teams during project envisioning, to come up with the best solution for given requirements, with the ability to provide reasonably accurate estimates for projects
  • Translate requirements into a solution vision, high-level business and/or IT system specifications, and a portfolio of implementation tasks.
  • Ensure solutions are of high quality, high performance and scalable
  • Accountable for the Technical Design Document of assigned projects. Develop the overall conceptual design working with the impacted Application and Infrastructure teams. Ensure that the solution and design fits within the enterprise context and meets standards
  • Ensure turnover of design to build teams
  • Monitor build and implementation phase of projects to ensure continued alignment with design
  • Develop and comply with common standards aligned with SDLC and other Governance processes
  • Translates nonfunctional and functional requirements into design, within enterprise context
  • Determine infrastructure and application solution costs and cost alternatives according to company financial targets.
  • Identify performance improvement opportunities for Solution Realization (service transformation)
  • Maintain a current knowledge of the technology industry and determining the impact of hardware and/or software upgrades on new and existing applications
  • Develop visual EA models that support leadership understanding and governance of technology principles and roadmaps
  • Provide expertise in infrastructure hardware and software evaluation, selection and implementation
  • Develop and manage key internal/external client relationships across sphere of influence, including situations in which no relationship previously existed.
  • Participate in cross-area/function business challenges and co-ordinates at a senior level the work of own group/function with that of other areas.
  • Review current operations for continuous process improvement, e.g. better ways to implement solutions for alignment with strategy, better ways to monitor solution and prevent incidents
  • Build common design patterns to enable agile implementation of business solutions with technology
  • Support SOA enablement and acceleration
  • Ensure population of Configuration Management Database (CMDB) for assigned projects
  • Other duties as assigned
Software Development Manager Overland Park, KS 9306

The Software Development Supervisor role is to supervise software developers and to coordinate their efforts in the creation and maintenance of company created software and third-party applications.

 

The successful candidate will have:

  • a disciplined approach to software best practices
  • experience with both Agile and Waterfall methods
  • sound project estimation skills
  • experience with component-based architecture
  • project management skills.

 

This position is responsible for applying best practices and development processes to their technical team. This individual will apply proven communication and problem-solving skills to guide and assist the deployment of software systems.

Salary is up to120k but they really would like to be under 110k

 

Advantage Tech is looking for a Software Development Manager for our Overland Park Client.  

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Software Development Supervisor role is to supervise software developers and to coordinate their efforts in the creation and maintenance of company created software and third-party applications. This position is responsible for applying best practices and company approved development processes towards their technical team. This individual will apply proven communication and problem-solving skills to guide and assist the developer group on issues related to the design, development, and deployment of software systems. The incumbent reports to the Software Development Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Evaluate, install, configure, and deploy new applications, software solutions, products, and/or enhancements to existing applications throughout the enterprise.
  • Ensure that developed software solutions meet the requirements approved by the business.
  • Collaborate with analysts, designers, and system owners in the testing of new software programs and applications.
  • Analyze documentation and technical specifications of any new application under deployment or consideration to determine its intended functionality.
  • Ensure that any new software integration into company systems meets functional requirements, system compliance, and interface specifications.
  • Design, develop, and install application enhancements and upgrades.
  • Manage and provide direction for a development team in support of business operations.
  • Liaise with network administrators and software engineers to assist with quality assurance, program logic, and data processing.
  • Research and make recommendations on software products and services in support of procurement and development efforts.
  • Cultivate and disseminate knowledge of application-usage best practices.
  • Maintain current industry knowledge.
  • Performs special projects and completes all other duties as assigned or requested for the general support of the organization.
  • Attend meetings where proposed projects are discussed.
  • Attend meetings with business unit managers.
  • Lead staff in meeting business deadlines.
  • Be responsible for interviewing and development of training plans.
  • Broad advanced knowledge of business operations.
  • Conduct research into and resolve software issues, standards and products as required.
  • Strong understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and practices.
  • Have a strong understanding and at least five years of experience in software development, specifically web and/or service development.
  • Working knowledge of network and PC operating systems.
  • Working knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and standards.
  • Strong customer-service orientation.
  • Good project management skills and/or substantial exposure to project-based work structures.
  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language.
  • Ability to conduct research into application issues and products.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
  • Have strong technical documentation skills.
  • Have proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Work with minimal supervision.
  • Be responsible for planning, organizing, controlling and coordinating functions of software application support through the supervision of assigned staff.
  • Assist the Software Development Manager in the determination of staffing levels.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer systems design or computer science.
  • 5 years direct experience developing software in a group environment.
  • Proven experience in overseeing the direction, development, and implementation of software solutions.
  • Direct, hands-on experience with automated software management tools.
  • Strong knowledge of system and software quality assurance best practices and methodologies.
  • Excellent written, verbal and listening communication skills.
  • Extensive experience with core software applications.
  • History of supporting users in business-critical environments.
  • Experience in working with vendors.
  • Experience in working with computer/software systems.
  • Be able to comprehend technical journals and reference manuals regarding application support in general, and the (platform) specifically.
  • Take the technical jargon of computer technology and make it understandable for those who do not have a technical background.
  • Write short documents describing the functionality and processes of supported applications
  • Understand/compute/program code for statistics such as percentages and fractions
  • Understand Boolean logic.
  • Perform simple arithmetic and more complex operations such as powers and roots
  • Formulate the logical flow of a business process, spanning across business units
  • Build simple and moderately complex diagrams of those processes
  • Translate these diagrams into creative and innovative solutions
  • Systematically analyze the solution for defects and inefficiencies
  • Work independently and effectively with end-users
  • Work related travel is occasionally 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 consultants and clients. 

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

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Technology Support Tech Topeka, KS 9304

Advantage Tech has a client in Topeka KS that is looking to fill three six month contract Help Desk positions. 

Description: 

  • Performs desktop and peripheral support for staff.
  • Diagnose and test PC configurations and functionality and service to agency personnel.
  • Basic PC hardware and software troubleshooting.

Qualifications: 

  • Technical support experience or schooling
  • Some network knowledge is a plus 1-2 years preferred
  • High School or equivalent

Environment:

  • Extended sitting, moving and setting up workstations, may require being under desks 
  • Work with other IT teams to troubleshoot, isolate, and correct that issues that disrupt

 

 

Mortgage Loan Closer Leawood, KS 9301

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Produce timely, accurate and thorough closing documents
  • Review executed documents returned from closing agents for accuracy per investor guidelines
  • Prepare necessary paperwork to enable the funds to be wired to close loans.
  • Additionally, responsible for delivering quality customer service to closing agents, investors and internal departments.
  • Ability to problem solve during closing process with management, branches, investors, closing agents and settlement agents
  • Assist in problem resolution of errors identified by Post Closing/investors
  • Provide quality customer service to branch offices, closing agents and departments

 

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of Closing/Funding experience.
  • Computer proficiency and the ability to effectively utilize Doc Magic and Calyx Point
  • Communication an ability to effectively communicate with management, branch offices, closing agents and co-workers
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Customer Service the ability to provide and maintain effective and positive communication with branch offices, closing agents, warehouse banks, underwriters, Compliance, Post Closing, investors and all co-workers
  • Problem Solving an ability to effectively analyze and resolve problems at a functional level with branch offices, Closing agents, Underwriting, compliance, Post Closing and all co-workers
  • Other duties as assigned
Software Developer Overland Park, KS 9298

Advantage Tech is seeking an experienced and ambitious Software Developer who has the initiative to be a contributing member of a small development team in Overland Park. 

We are seeking an experienced and ambitious Software Developer who has the initiative to be a contributing member of a small development team.  The successful candidate will work with internal business staff across multiple business functions to participate in the design and development of new application systems, support of existing systems and implementation of your own software solutions.  Work will include both development using SQL and PL/SQL plus developing user interfaces and reporting.

This position encompasses the full life cycle including analysis, design, development, testing, troubleshooting, documentation and implementation of the developed solution.  We will teach you our business and software development methodology depending on your skill level.  Job emphasis will vary depending upon your experience and learning.

This position is a great opportunity for someone with a strong interest in application software development and who is a self starter that works well in a team environment.  We develop our own systems using Oracle databases.  We don’t have hard separations between DBA, business analyst, designer, and software developer.  This will allow you more freedom to use and grow your skills.  You will also have the opportunity for you to grow in your career and work with a broad scope of application systems.

Basic Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree, or higher, in Computer Science or equivalent professional experience
  • Java (Oracle ADF Framework) or equivalent
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Oracle SQL, PL/SQL a plus
  • Oracle Forms and Oracle BI Publisher are a plus
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Strong logic and analytical skills
  • Solid math skills and understanding of numeric data
  • Excellent English communication, written and oral

Ability to:

  • Work with peers and other staff in the organization. 
  • Continue to advance your technical and business knowledge, developing new skills. 
  • Work with motivation to be results oriented and innovative.  Have a bias to action.
  • Perform excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Speak, read, comprehend and follow written and verbal English instructions.
  • Relay technical information and to translate technical language into user-friendly terminology.
  • Learn and understand business as it relates to your projects.
  • Provide professional and courteous service.
  • Adhere to department and company required standards.
  • Meet deadlines with varying workloads that sometimes requires off-hours work.

Benefit package includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • 401k
  • FSA
  • PTO
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Casual dress code

 

Application Developer Kansas City, MO 9296

Advantage Tech is searching for an Application Developer to join their client's team in Kansas City, Mo.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Architect, analyze, design, test, implement, troubleshoot and maintain new and existing financial application, utilizing .Net framework.
  • Maintain balance and system coherency between Finance and Accounting applications and existing IT infrastructure.
  • Collaborate with Financial and Pricing Analysts to develop report using Cognos and SSRS.
  • Deliver data integration by integrating data shared across legacy, new development, and purchased package environments specialized for legal industry.
  • Study data sources by analyzing and identifying the relationship among data objects.
  • Develop and modify SQL functions and stored procedures to extract, transform, and load data

Preferred technical competencies:

  • Experience in information systems development which includes systems analysis and design, programming and documentation
  • 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
  • Should have knowledge in system development using Object Oriented Principles
  • K2 BlackPearl experience a plus
  • UI Design experience a plus
Lead Application Developer Kansas City, MO 9295

As Lead Application Developer in the incubator squad you'll be part of a highly motivated tech team that is responsible for building high-quality public cloud applications, by applying agile architecture principles.

 Your responsibilities include:

  • You work closely with the Product Manager, UX designer and architects to understand the problems, formulate solution proposals and evaluate the implementation effort.
  • Together with the squad you use design thinking techniques to empathize with our customers on their journey and find innovative solutions to solve their problems
  • You implement secure, compliant and cloud native solutions, building apps that amaze customers by its simplicity.
  • You focus on developing API-centric apps, know the digital ecosystem and integrate your solution with ease with external services.
  • Under the lead and guidance of Technical Architect, you evaluate various upcoming technologies, prototyping and eventually helping draw conclusion on their applicability to our landscape.
  • Develop components that enables quality, re-usability, scalability, availability and maintainability in accordance with the overall Business Strategy and IT standards.
  • Follow design guidelines for application development.
  • Perform peer code reviews.
  • Present and communicate ideas and design to various stakeholder for review and brainstorming.
  • You embrace the DevSecOps culture, automate everything and enable continuous delivery of secure and high quality software, delivering valuable features at a very fast pace!

Background and Required Skills

  • You have a minimum of 7 years of experience in agile software engineering
  • You're a full stack developer with a deep understanding of modern, cloud native architectures and software patterns and experienced on MS Azure's cloud offering
  • Very strong in Java and Spring (Spring Boot 2 is plus)
  • Strong in Restful service development
  • Strong understanding of reusable object oriented software design patterns.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Well-experienced in Agile SCRUM methodologies
  • Experience working in Java Script technology like Angular or React etc.
  • Experience working in JPA/Hibernate or other ORM technology
  • Experience working in Sql or Pl/Sql
  • Experience working in Maven or Gradle
  • Experience working in continuous integration tools like Azure Dev Ops
  • Experienced in working with a diverse multi-locational team of internal and external professionals
  • Experience working in a Cloud environment such as Cloud Foundry, Azure, or AWS is a big plus
  • Exposure to latest design methodology such as DDD (Domain Driven Design) and hands on working experience with distributed computing system using event sourcing, asynchronous messaging as communication channel is a big plus.
  •  
  • You implement secure, compliant and cloud native solutions, building apps that amaze customers by its simplicity.
  • You focus on developing API-centric apps, know the digital ecosystem and integrate your solution with ease with external services.
  • Under the lead and guidance of Technical Architect, you evaluate various upcoming technologies, prototyping and eventually helping draw conclusion on their applicability to our landscape.
  • Develop components that enables quality, re-usability, scalability, availability and maintainability in accordance with the overall Business Strategy and IT standards.
  • Follow design guidelines for application development.
  • Perform peer code reviews.
  • Present and communicate ideas and design to various stakeholder for review and brainstorming.
  • You embrace the DevSecOps culture, automate everything and enable continuous delivery of secure and high quality software, delivering valuable features at a very fast pace!
Cloud Solution Architect Kansas City, MO 9294
  • As cloud solution architect in the incubator squad you'll combine design thinking techniques, software development, networking skills, business domain know how and apply agile architecture principles to build high-quality applications.

    Responsibilities include:

  • You work closely with the Product Manager to understand the problems, evaluate technical feasibility and develop solution designs.
  • Together with the squad you use design thinking techniques to empathize with our customers on their journey and find innovative solutions to solve their problems.
  • You lead the implementation of cloud native solutions, building apps that amaze customers by its simplicity.
  • You focus on developing API-centric apps, know the digital ecosystem and integrate your solution with ease with external services.
  • You embrace and spread the DevSecOps culture and mindset in the squad, automating everything and enabling continuous delivery of high quality and valuable features at a very fast pace!
  • Background and Required Skills

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in agile software engineering with full stack development background and deep understanding of modern, cloud native architectures and software patterns
  • At least 5 years of application architecture experience
  • You act as the technical representative for our security architecture and cybersecurity posture. You create secure, defendable configurations of systems, applications, data, threat protection and processes
  • Proficient in either Java or .Net core and TypeScript
  • Knows all the important technologies on the CNCF landscape map
  • Docker and kubernetes knowledge essential
  • Security design and applied knowledge. You act as the technical representative for our security architecture and cybersecurity posture. You create secure, defendable configurations of systems, applications, data, threat protection and processes
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Azure PaaS features
  • Hands on experience on Azure services
  • Hands on experience in Microservice development on Azure using Container Service &  Service Fabric, experience of executing cloud native projects in Azure with DevOps,  experience on Azure Integration services like Service Bus and Event Hubs
  • Excellent communication, people management skills and efficiency when working with senior management and key external clients is important
Service Desk Technician Kansas City, MO 9292

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
  • Provide backup assistance to Regional Office locations with occasional travel to those locations f
  • 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.

Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent. Technical school or technical courses in computer repair a plus and may partially substitute for experience. Minimum of one year related experience. Basic knowledge of computer hardware and operating systems.  Analytical and well organized.  Good communication skills. Must be accurate. A+ certification preferred

Product Owner Omaha, NE 9289

 

Advantage Tech is looking for an organized, team-oriented person to join an awesome team with our client as a Product Owner! 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  1. Work closely with a cross-functional agile development team to create outstanding results for customers
  2. Develop a deep understanding of customers and their needs and effectively communicate them to the team
  3. Maintain and prioritize product backlog, develop the scope of backlog items
  4. Communicate with internal and external stakeholders on projects and backlog
  5. Work with UI and UX designers to create wireframes, mockups, and prototypes
  6. Participate in product demos
  7. Coordinate dependencies with other teams and departments
  8. Launch new features by educating customer support, working with marketing, and driving adoption

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  1. Familiar with UI and UX design techniques and best practices
  2. Knowledge of Agile methodologies
  3. Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage, influence, and inspire partners and stakeholders to drive collaboration and alignment
  4. High degree of organization, individual initiative, and personal accountability

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Normal office environment with the use of computers and telephone systems; no unusual physical demands

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  1. 2+ years’ experience as a product owner
  2. 5+ years’ experience in agile software development
  3. Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, business, accounting, MIS, other related fields or equivalent work experience
  4. Experience with the following a plus: Supply chain management, building materials, enterprise resource management systems (ERP), B2B applications
Desktop Technician Omaha, NE 9286

Advantage Tech is looking for a desktop support analyst for a great client. You must be willing to learn and grow with an awesome organization. This position is a 6 month contract to hire in Omaha, NE.

  • 2+ years of solid professional Desktop support experience
  • Documentation experience
  • Great customer service skills
  • Knowledge of Powershell or other scripting language
  • Organized and able to multi-task
  • Experience with ServiceNow is a plus
System Administrator Overland Park, KS 9285

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

Job Description:

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

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

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

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

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

Specific job skills/experience preferred:

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

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

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

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

Data Team Manager Topeka, KS 9283

Advantage Tech is looking for an Data Team Manager for a client of ours in Topeka. The work can be done remotely, yet they prefer a local resource that is open to traveling to Topeka from time to time. This is a direct hire that will have great benefits. 

Position Summary:  

This position is for a Data Team Manager, reporting to the agency CIO. The successful candidate for this position will work closely with leaders across the organization to implement high-quality, training, awareness and full stack initiatives that will support the data initiatives to meet the business outcomes. The ideal candidate has a knack for creating innovative solutions to create awareness to data initiatives and develop the business mindset in employees to convert insights into strategic opportunities for our agency.

Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:  

·         Responsible for training programs for employees, assesses training and development needs for organizations, helps individuals and groups develop skills and knowledge, creates training manuals, presents in-person training sessions, monitors training for effectiveness.

·         Assess employees' skills, talents, performance and productivity and prepare written evaluations with advice for improvement

·         Research new training materials and supplies that might enhance our training procedures and provide value to our employees

·         Contribution to agency strategies and tactical implementation of those strategy components and coordination with multiple functions across Enterprise IT and with peers across business units.

·         Management of assigned staff(development, performance management, merit, promotions, etc.), budgets(Project Investment, Sustainment, Overhead, Travel, Training, and Awards) and overseeing the agile transformation, data requests process, tracking requests submitted, prioritization, approval, etc.

 


Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Experience working with business communities to develop and deploy business analytics solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead Business Intelligence (BI) / Advanced Analytics / Data Warehouse technical teams to develop, release and support deliverables.
  • Demonstrated management skills including budget management and scheduling.
  • Experience leading training and communication initiatives
  • Experience with UI and Business Intelligence products

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:  

  • Staff management (performance management, merit, promotions, hiring, training skill development, etc.) experience.
  • Experience leading diverse teams with multiple components.
  • Experience with implementation of a data strategy.
  • Demonstrated business acumen and ability to balance technical requirements with business needs.
  • Experience with cloud and full stack development
  • Ability to proactively identify and mitigate risks.
  • Experience mentoring and coaching.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform well and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate effectively across both Information Technology and Business Functional organizations.

 

Node.js Developer Addison, TX 9282

Advantage Tech is looking for a Node.js Developer for their client based out of Addison, TX.

Description/Job Details:

  1. Looking for full stack back-end or full-stack Node.js developer…NOT an Architect
  2. Experience with Heroku and familiarity with the Salesforce ecosystem.
  3. Experience in Lightning Web Component is a plus.
  4. Want someone they can consider for T-P after 6 months have approval for FTE opening.
  5. Will be remote until we go back into the office to work but need someone local so they can come in first day and also be avail to meet in office if needed during this time.

Job Requirements:

• 6+ years' experience in IT , 2+ years of experience in Heroku, 2+ years in NodeJS
• Experience in NodeJS is must, have experience building application using node for Heroku platform
• JavaScript, ES6, Salesforce, Lightning Web Component and Database like PostgreSQL experience is required
• Experience with:
• Heroku Connect, Salesforce Connect
• Hosting Apps in Heroku
• Using Heroku Add-Ons or Heroku Elements for adding functionality to existing applications
• Integrating external systems with Heroku like Salesforce, AWS, etc.
• Deploy, run and manage applications written in open languages and frameworks such as Node.js, Python, Scala or Go.
• Deploying a code with a single command using developer tools like git, GitHub, and Docker
• Clear, professional communications (listening, oral and written communications)
• Strong relationship building and collaboration skills
• Demonstrated track record as a team player
• Well organized, detail oriented with ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines while managing multiple concurrent tasks

Responsibilities:

• Design & develop solutions primarily on the Heroku platform as a Service (PaaS) using Node JS
• Build, Improve and optimize the performance and architecture of very complex software systems built on the Heroku platform
• Create programming for the Heroku platform using Node.js
• Work on data modeling on salesforce platform, and design LWC controls on Salesforce.
• Lead development initiatives and provides feedback to administrators on the team
• Business requirements gathering, designing and implementing solution using Heroku and integrating other applications
• Work with support team on the timely resolution of support requests
• Keep skillset current and relevant regarding Heroku, new cloud technologies and Salesforce innovations
• Bring new solutions and ideas for business process improvements
• Create enterprise level API and advanced design skills required (Non Salesforce experience a plus)
• Collaborate with Solution Architect, Data Architect and Infrastructure designers to create a high-level conceptual solution architecture and design
• Define and implement best practices, and recommends for the Heroku solutions
• Conduct design/code reviews during major project milestones.

RPA Developer Lee's Summit, MO 9280

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

SKILLS

Working with Client’s Digital Enablement Center or Excellence, the Senior RPA Developer is responsible for the overall architecture of our robotic process automation solution(s), as well as the development of new automation agents. The Senior RPA developer will also monitor the quality of both new and existing products/automations to verify that they function according to user requirements and conform to established guidelines. This role is accountable for partnering with cross-functional IT and Business stakeholders to identify, assess and implement software robotics and process automation solutions to proactively solve business inefficiencies and address repeatable processes through automation to deliver quantifiable, ROI-based, results. Ultimately, success comes in the form of greater operational efficiencies, the elimination of unnecessary manual or high-risk work, and increased employee satisfaction from diverse workforce.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • The Senior RPA Developer works closely with the business staff and technical staff to analyze business problems, develop automation solutions, and works with the RPA Analyst to clearly document implementation

  • Proactively learns our standards, workflows and technologies to suggest approaches to optimize automation of possible healthcare, operational or external processes

  • Creates automation feasibility studies, optimizing the process, and estimating the workload

  • Evaluates existing applications, systems and processes for automation opportunities, conducting feasibility studies. Recommends improvements, with a defined ROI, through RPA technologies and techniques and estimates associated workload

  •  Responsible for development, unit as well as end-to-end testing, troubleshooting and training of software robots and programmed automation

  • The Senior RPA Developer is the owner of the RPA Solution and any reusable component(s) and is responsible for the overall quality and technical implementation of the assigned automation(s) and automation platform(s)

  • Follows SDLC while utilizing change and deployment tools (DevOps) and processes

  • Creates the process documentation (TDDs, PDDs, etc.) and is accountable for complete documentation to support automation processes, user guides, policies and procedures. Ensures training of individuals for newly developed technology tools.

  • Provides support for the automation during testing, implementation and through the warranty period

  • Supports the Technology Infrastructure and Operations team in establishing and maintaining the RPA systems, infrastructure team in setting up the environment(s)

  • Mentors other developers, making sure that the optimal solution is implemented as well as performing code reviews

  • Designs and develops reporting based on automation requirements to track performance and quality metrics. May use SQL based query languages or reporting software

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

  • May evaluate employee performance and deliverables when managing a development team project

  • May determine training needs, mentor and recommend selection, termination, promotion, and reassignment of subordinates to their manager

  • Must maintain knowledge of current and upcoming RPA technologies keeping an eye on external competitive trends and best practices

  • Required to create business solutions using knowledge and application of multiple technologies and applications

  • Other duties as assigned

 

REQUIREMENTS: Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or related discipline, or 7+ years professional experience in one of these disciplines

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in robotic process automation (RPA) with demonstrable experience using one or more of these tools: UiPath, Blue Prism, Kapow, Automation Anywhere

  • UiPath Certified Advanced RPA Developer certification preferred

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in programming (VB, C#, .NET, C++ etc.) is a must

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to create solution architecture designs

  • Advanced experience with HTML, JavaScript, .NET, or similar programming environment

  • Advanced experience with APIs and Data Integration

  • Experience participating with and/or leading a multi-disciplinary development team(s).

  • Requires effective written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills

  • Experience providing guidance to junior employees or partners not familiar with RPA capabilities and expertise to help them learn

  • Independent thinker with strong organization, prioritization and planning skills

  • Strong analytical skills

 

PREFERRED: Relocation to KC post COVID

 

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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RPA Business Analyst Lee's Summit, MO 9279

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

SKILLS

Working with Client’s Digital Enablement Center or Excellence, the RPA Business Analyst is responsible for conducting analysis to understand current business processes, analyze those processes and business requirements, determine the potential for an automation and an associated ROI, and craft functional and design specifications for attended and unattended automation projects across lines of business. The RPA Business Analyst is also responsible for building cross-functional relationships and working collaboratively with stakeholders, business partners, and development teams to ensure the final product(s) aligns with both the business vision and the enterprise shared services vision. The role will maintain a strict adherence to departmental standards related to development documentation, artifacts and requirements elicitation and documentation. Ultimately, success comes in the form of greater operational efficiencies, the elimination of unnecessary manual or high-risk work, and increased employee satisfaction from diverse workforce.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • The RPA Analyst works closely with the business staff and technical staff to analyze business problems, define automation solutions, and works with the RPA Developer to clearly document implementation

  • Proactively learns company’s standards, workflows and technologies to suggest approaches to optimize automation of each possible healthcare, operational or external processes

  • Creates functional specifications documents (TDDs, PDDs, etc.) and other design or architecture artifacts as necessary to ensure a systematic approach to the development of new automation solutions, user guides or policies and procedures

  • Interact with business partner as necessary to identify, interpret and document business processes and requirements in the form of workflows, design documents, and both high-level and detailed user stories and acceptance criteria

  • Based on detail analysis, delivers recommendations for process and system improvements that assist the business in achieving its goals and objectives, leveraging best practices and professional experience

  • Ensures that all items under their responsibility follow GEHA’s SDLC including all applicable change management processes to validate change requests and ensure quality of deliverables

  • Responsible for identifying and documenting required test data, test cases and test success/failure criteria for supported automations

  • Creates detailed process description and process automation documentation that can be directly used for artifact development

  • Defines and supports automation benefits quantification post RPA deployment in conjunction with business partners, analytics teams and IT reporting teams

  • Supports the Technology Infrastructure and Operations team in establishing and maintaining the RPA systems, infrastructure team in setting up the environment(s)

  • Supports the planning of an RPA roadmap in collaboration with product, technology, and business partners considering the enterprise shared services vision, each business unit’s vision, market trends, and corporate goals

  • Supports the creation, management, and prioritization of a backlog of automation projects, including new projects, enhancements to existing projects, defects, non-functional requirements, etc., including providing the decision criteria to create, fix or defer at the release level

  • Communicates project progress and status to leadership and other development team members

  • Must maintain knowledge of current and upcoming RPA technologies keeping an eye on external competitive trends and best practices

  • Other duties as assigned

 

REQUIREMENTS: Education and Experience

  • Required 2+ years of relevant experience as a BA for RPA initiatives

  • 4+ years of experience as a Business Analyst involved with business process improvement initiatives

  • UiPath Certified RPA Associate certification preferred

  • Proven success gaining a deep understanding of stakeholder and user experience to improve stakeholder satisfaction

  • Experience working with UiPath, Automation Anywhere, Blue Prism, and other process mining tools highly preferred

  • Profound understanding of RPA Deployment Methodology and opportunity identification / process optimization is required.

  • Experience working with Healthcare or Insurance organizations preferred

  • Experience working with software development teams, preferably in an agile environment

  • Experience writing user stories and using product management and development tracking tools (e.g. Jama, DevOps, etc.)

  • Must have background and experience with Business Analysis toolkit including an understanding of systems development lifecycles, architecture and frameworks, problem solving and root cause analysis methods, Use cases, data and process modeling skills and document business process models.

  • Experience participating with multi-disciplinary business and development team(s)

  • Requires effective written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills

  • Experience providing guidance to junior employees or partners not familiar with RPA capabilities and expertise to help them learn

  • Independent thinker with strong organization, prioritization and planning skills

  • Strong analytical skills

 

PREFERRED: Relocation to KC post COVID

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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Bilingual Customer Service Rep Overland Park, KS 9273

Advantage Tech has a trusted client looking for a Bilingual (English/Spanish) Customer Service Representative who will handle customer service inquiries and problems via telephone and will record consistent problem areas.

Job Duties:

  • May respond to e-mail inquiries.
  • Customer service is the primary function, but may include minimal selling or promotion of products or services.
  • Calls are predominantly routine, but may require deviation from standard screens, scripts, and procedures.
  • Uses computerized system for tracking, information gathering, and/or troubleshooting.
  • Requires general knowledge of the organization, products, and/or services.
  • May assess needs and suggest/promote alternative products or services.

Required Experience, Education, and Skills:

  • Performs work under general supervision. Handles moderately complex issues and problems and refers more complex issues to higher-level staff.
  • Possesses solid working knowledge of subject matter.
  • May provide leadership, coaching, and/or mentoring to subordinate group.
  • Typically requires a High School Diploma, and 2 to 4 years of experience.
  • Oral and Written Communication Skills
  • Customer/Client Orientation
  • Problem-solving skills

 

Full Stack Developer Lenexa, KS 9269

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

Essential skills included:

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

Ideal candidates will have:  

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

Technologies

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

 

Developer- Lawson Consultant Overland Park, KS 9268

Advantage Tech is looking for a Developer to assist in conversion efforts from Lawson to Oracle Cloud.  This position is a 6 month contract based in Overland Park but can be worked remotely. 

I. JOB SUMMARY
The Lawson Consultant leverages a strong technical aptitude in HR/Payroll/GL/FA to aid in conversion efforts to Oracle Cloud. This position contributes to organizational success by providing system expertise, analytical and influencing skills to support the transportation team in systematic conversion efforts. The Lawson Consultant participates as a member of a fast-paced agile team and collaborates cross-functionally to design and implement solutions providing competitive advantage to business operations. The Lawson Consultant fosters continuous improvement by contributing to coding, testing and implementation best practices.

II. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Assist team in conversion efforts from Lawson to Oracle Cloud.
2. Facilitate gathering and interpretation of business requirements, create functional specifications and determine the most efficient/appropriate technologies to achieve desired outcomes.
3. Perform analysis of business models, logical specifications and/or customer requirements.
4. Act as expert in Lawson-based solutions to support business conversion efforts.
5. Analyze, manipulate and present data to support decision-making.
6. Resolve and prevent reoccurrence of issues impacting system operation, import/export of data and connectivity to supporting systems.
7. Work with development teams to implement and support governance and change management processes.
8. Prepare and execute regression and QA tests for configuration changes, upgrades, patching and enhancements.
9. Provide best practice consulting to management, business partners and team members.
10. Contribute, support and enhance Agile Scrum software development practices.
11. Assist with other projects as needed to contribute to efficiency and effectiveness of the organization.

III. COMPETENCIES
1. Adaptability – Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment (e.g., people, processes, structure, or culture); adjusting effectively to change by exploring the benefits, trying new approaches, and collaborating with others to make the change successful.
2. Building Trusting Relationships – Using appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interacting with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one’s intentions.
3. Collaborating – Working cooperatively with others to help a team or work group achieve its goals.
4. Communication – Conveying information and ideas clearly and concisely to individuals or groups in an engaging manner that help them understand and retain the message; listening actively to others.
5. Continuous Learning – Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.
6. Initiating Action – Taking prompt action to accomplish work goals; taking action to achieve results beyond what is required; being proactive.
7. Work Standards – Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.

IV. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
1. Requires a bachelor's degree in Business, Computer Science or equivalent work experience.
2. Strong financial industry knowledge.
3. 5+ years of experience configuring Lawson HR/Payroll/GL/FA.
4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
5. Strong technical aptitude, fast learner and effective problem solver.
6. Self-motivated, goal oriented and capable of working both independently and in a team environment.
7. Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
8. Great team player with positive attitude.
9. Strong consideration to candidates with Java experience

Desktop/Hardware Tech (contract) -Denver Denver, CO 9266

Advantage Tech is looking for a Desktop/Hardware Support Tech for a great client. This position is a 3 month contract in Denver, Colorado.

Responsibilities:
•    Monitor the ServiceNow ticketing system for technical support requests, incidents and projects in assigned office.
•    Assign, manage and complete tickets in ServiceNow in a timely manner, within established SLAs and/or to customer’s satisfaction.
•    Create ServiceNow tickets for work performed that was not customer submitted.
•    Document all work detail performed in a clear and concise manner within the appropriate ticket fields within ServiceNow.
•    Create and maintain technical documentation related to various support activities and projects.
•    Assist with hardware life cycle management including coordinating imaging, deploying, tracking, maintenance and decommissioning.

•    Provide clear, relevant, consistent and proactive communication with all stakeholders. 
•    Prioritize and organize work to meet requirements, goals and deadlines.
•    Establish and maintain a professional relationship with customers and team members.
•    Provide a high level of customer service at all times. 

Qualifications: 
•    Must have excellent attention to detail.

•    Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•    Ability to work under pressure and at a fast pace.
•    Must have good organizational skills.
•    Must be able to lift and move heavy objects (40+ lbs).
•    Must possess a high level of accountability for work performed or decisions made in relation to tickets, projects or other tasks.
•    Must provide high levels of customer service at all times.
•    Work well individually and with teams.
•    Capable of using attentive and active listening skills to gather requirements and assess situations.

Advantage Tech is an industry leader in IT staffing and was named a Top Area Information Outsourcing Firm in 2012 by the Kansas City Business Journal.  In business for over 15 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 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.

Desktop/Hardware Tech (contract) -Houston Houston, TX 9265

Advantage Tech is looking for a Desktop/Hardware Support Tech for a great client. This position is a 3 month contract in Houston, Texas.

Responsibilities:
•    Monitor the ServiceNow ticketing system for technical support requests, incidents and projects in assigned office.
•    Assign, manage and complete tickets in ServiceNow in a timely manner, within established SLAs and/or to customer’s satisfaction.
•    Create ServiceNow tickets for work performed that was not customer submitted.
•    Document all work detail performed in a clear and concise manner within the appropriate ticket fields within ServiceNow.
•    Create and maintain technical documentation related to various support activities and projects.
•    Assist with hardware life cycle management including coordinating imaging, deploying, tracking, maintenance and decommissioning.

•    Provide clear, relevant, consistent and proactive communication with all stakeholders. 
•    Prioritize and organize work to meet requirements, goals and deadlines.
•    Establish and maintain a professional relationship with customers and team members.
•    Provide a high level of customer service at all times. 

Qualifications: 
•    Must have excellent attention to detail.

•    Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•    Ability to work under pressure and at a fast pace.
•    Must have good organizational skills.
•    Must be able to lift and move heavy objects (40+ lbs).
•    Must possess a high level of accountability for work performed or decisions made in relation to tickets, projects or other tasks.
•    Must provide high levels of customer service at all times.
•    Work well individually and with teams.
•    Capable of using attentive and active listening skills to gather requirements and assess situations.

Advantage Tech is an industry leader in IT staffing and was named a Top Area Information Outsourcing Firm in 2012 by the Kansas City Business Journal.  In business for over 15 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 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.

Network Engineer III Kansas City, MO 9261

Description

Provides and applies technical strategies in the design, configuration and maintenance of LAN, WAN and wireless networks to ensure the stability, integrity and operational effectiveness and efficiency of network services. In addition, the Network Engineer will participate with the design, purchase, installation, monitoring, maintenance, support, and optimization of all network hardware, software, and communication links. This individual will also analyze and resolve network hardware and software problems in a timely and accurate fashion, and provide end user training where required. This position is expected to work independently with minimal guidance and assistance with the technology supported.

  • Participates in the design and configuration of internal and/or external networks as required for assigned projects, assuring that requirements are met.
  • Translates business/customer requirements into network or process designs.
  • Supports network technology and configuration activities to ensure integration and alignment with other IT technology, systems, applications, and environment.
  • Assist in development, implement and maintain policies, procedures, and associated training plans for network administration, usage, and disaster recovery.
  • Uses planning skills to manage and complete projects on time and on budget.
  • Conduct research on software and systems products to justify recommendations and to support purchasing efforts.
  • Identifies innovative approaches to accomplish departmental goals, while maintaining alignment and compliance with business goals, corporate IT standards, strategy and Service Level Agreements.
  • Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure network products and services.
  • Coordinates network technology and configuration activities to ensure integration and alignment with other IT technology, systems, applications, and environment.
  • Provides technical support and guidance (Level 3) in troubleshooting network performance issues. Researches problems that cannot be resolved by routine procedures. Creates troubleshooting procedures, designing resolution scripts, workflows or flowcharts. Ensures timely resolution of problems
  • Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications information.
  • Monitor and test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports.
  • Participate in managing all network security solutions.

 

Skill/Experience/Education

Mandatory

• Knowledge and ability to perform advanced administration on multiple company standard network technologies or similar platforms; such as Cisco enterprise LAN/WAN gear, F5 load balancing, Aruba wireless networking, and Checkpoint/Palo Alto security platforms.

• Understands and considers business goals, corporate IT standards, department strategy, service level agreements, EVA’s and budgetary implications.

• Understands and considers and applies standard concepts, best practices and procedures related to LAN, WAN and wireless networks.

• Knowledge of established configuration management, network architecture development and project methodologies.

• Communicates effectively with all levels of employees, both technical and non-technical.

• Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with other departments.

• Effective project team member, at times assuming leadership roles for projects as required.

• Monitors emerging trends and evolving technologies, evaluating and understanding the implications for inclusion in department strategy.

• Takes the initiative to search for and identify alternative and/or innovative solutions to architecture problems.
• Uses planning skills to manage and complete projects on time and on budget.

• Quickly adapts to the demands inherent in managing multiple projects simultaneously.
 

Education/Experience
• CCNP or similar certification highly desired and CCIE certification desired.

• Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or other related field and 4 years network engineering experience.

OR

• 9 years network engineering experience.

Service Technician – Denver Englewood , CO 9260

Are you looking for a great opportunity with a Fortune 500 company who is willing to train?  This client is looking for level 1 service desk support and is willing to train on the more extensive technical skills.  They are seeking a self motivated individual who can ask the right questions and learn.  

The Field Technicians are the escalation point of contact for all technical issues that cannot be resolved remotely. They serve as members of a team by providing on-site technical support for those items escalated by the Service Desk.  Field Technicians are under the supervision of a Field Services Lead Associate or similar manager function. 

The Field Technicians are also responsible for providing a consolidated point of contact for employees with technical support needs.  Field Technicians are responsible for responding to service desk tickets in a timely manner, researching and resolving escalated technical support issues.  Technical support issues may include: resetting passwords, unlocking accounts, installing software, and executing scripted troubleshooting processes.  Field Technicians are to document all trouble tickets with clear, concise explanations in a timely and accurate manner, and prioritize tickets based on their level of urgency.

Responsibilities

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

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and at a fast pace
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized
  • Prior technical support experience
  • Able to work an 8 hour day shift
  • Able to lift up to 40lbs on a regular basis

Preferred:

  • Associates degree in computer science, MIS or a related field preferred.
  • Customer service experience preferred
  • Experience installing and troubleshooting computer software and hardware preferred
  • Ability to troubleshoot personal computer and peripherals preferred
  • Technical knowledge of Microsoft Office applications preferred
  • Knowledge of trouble ticketing systems preferred
  • Spanish or French speaking is a plus
Service Technician – Houston TX Houston, TX 9259

Are you looking for a great opportunity with a Fortune 500 company who is willing to train?  This client is looking for level 1 service desk support and is willing to train on the more extensive technical skills.  They are seeking a self motivated individual who can ask the right questions and learn.  

The Field Technicians are the escalation point of contact for all technical issues that cannot be resolved remotely. They serve as members of a team by providing on-site technical support for those items escalated by the Service Desk.  Field Technicians are under the supervision of a Field Services Lead Associate or similar manager function. 

The Field Technicians are also responsible for providing a consolidated point of contact for employees with technical support needs.  Field Technicians are responsible for responding to service desk tickets in a timely manner, researching and resolving escalated technical support issues.  Technical support issues may include: resetting passwords, unlocking accounts, installing software, and executing scripted troubleshooting processes.  Field Technicians are to document all trouble tickets with clear, concise explanations in a timely and accurate manner, and prioritize tickets based on their level of urgency.

Responsibilities

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

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and at a fast pace
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized
  • Prior technical support experience
  • Able to work an 8 hour day shift
  • Able to lift up to 40lbs on a regular basis

Preferred:

  • Associates degree in computer science, MIS or a related field preferred.
  • Customer service experience preferred
  • Experience installing and troubleshooting computer software and hardware preferred
  • Ability to troubleshoot personal computer and peripherals preferred
  • Technical knowledge of Microsoft Office applications preferred
  • Knowledge of trouble ticketing systems preferred
  • Spanish or French speaking is a plus
M204 Developer Overland Park, KS 9258

Advantage Tech is looking for an M204 Developer for our client in Overland Park.  The contract is for a minimum of 6 months and has the potential for extension.

Job Duties:

  • responsible for converting data from specifications and problem statements to computer code to solve business or technology problems
  • works in a team environment to support programs in production and systems development
  • responsible for developing and updating programs that are defect free and meet or exceed service level performance metrics

Requirements:

  • possess basic knowledge of systems development methodology
  • 3-5 years exp with JCL
  • 6-10 years exp with Cobol
  • M204 Programming Language
  • M204 Utilities Fast Load
  • Nice to have experience with MQ Series, Expeditor, Changeman, Fileaid
Sr. Network Security Engineer/Analyst Kansas City, KS 9255

Advantage Tech is recruiting for a EMS Network Security Analyst to work for their client based out of Kansas City, KS.

Position Summary:

The Network Security Analyst is responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining computer and information security systems for protecting the utility's local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, SCADA EMS networks, and other data communications networks.

Position Requirements:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field is required. In lieu of the above, a combination of a successfully completed associate degree program, completed OEM accredited certifications or minimum five (5) years’ experience in a Network Security related fields will be considered towards fulfillment of the requirements
  • Security certification such as SANS GIAC, Security+, Network+, Linux+, MCSE, CCNA, or SSCP is preferred.

Experience:

  • A minimum of five (5) years current experience working with enterprise information technology systems with an emphasis on security.
  • Experience of log monitoring and event correlation of firewalls, IPS, IDS and system event logs is most important. 
  • Previous experience with Web Filtering, Firewall & IDS/IPS monitoring.
  • Experience with SIEM technology

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the operations of firewalls, IDS/IPS, antivirus, web filtering, etc. and knowledge of Microsoft servers and workstation operating systems, common protocols and ports.
  • Ability to be well organized.
  • Ability to communicate orally and written.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Knowledge to troubleshoot technical problems with an emphasis on network security.    
  • Proficient knowledge of Windows Operating Systems, Active Directory, DNS, & Group Policy.
  • Knowledge of network technologies and protocols.
  • Knowledge of current threats and trends present in the Information Security and Technology field.
  • Knowledge of SIEM servers, reporting and configuration.
  • Knowledge of RSA authentication configuration and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of password management system.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong knowledge of computer security concepts.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Change Management process and the importance.
  • Knowledge of NERC CIP standards.
  • Advanced knowledge of Palo Alto firewalls.
  • Knowledge of Windows OS and Linux/UNIX security.
  • Knowledge of network hardware devices and experience configuring Access Control Lists or other Firewall or Router configuration experience.
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP, network protocols, and packet analysis; Systems and knowledge of hacking techniques and counter attack methodologies; principles and techniques applied in securing operating systems and LAN/WAN networks.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft SQL

 

Principal Accountabilities:

  1. Develop and implement network security standards, procedures, and processes for the SCADA EMS environment. *
  2. Ensure optimal system performance by designing and implementing system configuration (i.e. firewalls, servers, and other security tools, etc.). Responsibilities include debugging, configuring, tuning, or changing system parameters. *
  3. Work cross-functionally within company and with outside vendors to coordinate updates to technology to meet current and long-term business needs. *
  4. Develop and maintain baseline documentation for the Firewalls and other security related tools.*
  5. Backup/Restore knowledge for Linux systems and associated security tools.*
  6. Patching and support for all security tools included but not limited to firewalls, IPS, IDS, Multi-Factor Authentication, CyberArk Password management system, Anti-Virus, Content Filtering, SPAM filtering, etc.*
  7. Monitor logs/reports from firewalls, intrusion detection, and network traffic, access administration, for unusual or suspicious activity/violations, interprets activity, and recommends plans for resolution.*
  8. Monitor, build and maintain the SIEM server configuration, documentation and reporting for the NERC CIP standards.*
  9. Advanced vulnerability management and risk mitigation experience.*
  10. Assist in the maintenance and configuration of network devices and hardening of the systems. *
  11. Maintain security diagrams, reports, and procedures for NERC CIP requirements pertaining to Network Security.*
  12. Develop and maintain audit evidence for NERC CIP requirements pertaining to Network Security.*
  13. Testify in NERC CIP audits as the subject matter expert for CIP standards pertaining to network security.*
  14. Research security vulnerabilities, issues, and new solutions. *
  15. RTU and windows system knowledge to support on-call rotation.
  16. Participate in 24x7x365 on-call rotation and to perform other reasonable duties as assigned by the Supervisor of EMS Maintenance.*

 

* Denotes essential function

 

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 time frame; 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.

Mid Level Developer Overland Park, KS 9250

Advantage Tech is looking for a Mid Level Software Developer for our Overland Park, KS Client.

This position is a key contributor within the organization and has the opportunity to directly enable our business vision to build out a robust cloud-based services platform that makes it easy to integrate carriers, brokers, and third parties enable a seamless buying experience.

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. We seek an associate 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 resources as well as third party contributors from outside the company.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES

  • Collaborate with various functional teams and must be able to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical associates
  • Support the technical design process by participating in the analysis of technical application requirements, ensuring product/project requirements are satisfied
  • Code and test of program modules, assisting in design when required
  • Write clean, scalable code using .NET and Javascript programming languages
  • Document software for the purpose of maintainability, revising processes and procedures as needed
  • Adhere to coding best-practices and software design principles, while maintaining corporate data integrity, reliability, and security
  • Research, propose, and develop new features to increase product performance
  • Learn user functions, business processes, and organizational roles as required
  • Maintain awareness of new technologies and their role and/or potential within the corporate Information Technology infrastructure
  • Establish and maintain relationships and interfaces with clients, consultants, and other third-party vendors

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field, or relevant combination of experience and education
  • 4+ years .NET (C#) programming experience – includes strong understanding of object-oriented programming principles
  • Familiar with various design and architectural patterns
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong desire to learn new technologies and strive to constantly improve personal skills
  • Experience with Service Oriented Architecture, including building and integrating RESTful web services using Web API
  • 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 tools and technologies:
    • Visual Studio .NET 2015+, .NET Framework 4.5+
    • Web Application Development
      • ASP.NET/MVC
      • Javascript UI frameworks (preferably ReactJS or AngularJS)
  • Experience with GIT, TFS, or other version control solutions
  • Ability to create and modify unit tests relevant to solution being developed
  • Recognize security needs for applications and apply security best practices

Highly Desirable

  • Experience developing in a cloud-based environment (preferably Microsoft Azure)
  • Knowledge of Scrum or other Agile methodologies
  • Ability to analyze web application performance and recommend improvements

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

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

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Channel Sales Manager Blue Springs, MO 9248

Advantage Tech is searching for a regional Channel Sales Manager to join their clients team based out of the Kansas City Metro area.

 

Job Summary:

The Channel Manager will be responsible for management and oversight of the distribution and representative agreements in place for the client's products in North America. This role will serve as the focal point for reviewing the effectiveness of those partners (or partnerships), the effectiveness of the current contracts and lead the Regional Sales Managers to ensure contract compliance. This position will require significant collaboration with the client’s additional commercial businesses for North America.

Responsibilities:

1. Establishes productive, professional relationships with key personnel in assigned partner accounts.
2. Evaluates current channel agreements and market potential.
3. Contributes in critical sales and key frame agreements negotiations.
4. Directs channel development in support for long-term initiatives to achieve an aggressive five year plan.
5. Leads the regional sales management team on strategic identification, closure, and continuing management of the cleint's channel partners.
6. Ensures training for team in aspects of marketing analysis, market segmentation, demand creation techniques, channel models and cost structures, effective channel program development and metrics.
7. Directs development, support, and execution of account planning with strategic account reviews.
8. Identifies gaps and develops a channel strategy for the appropriate partner program to manage channel performance with strategic intent, KPIs, and relationships to enhance the customer experience with client products.
9. Partners with sales operations, operations, and commercial management in managing the forecast along with pipeline activities captured within the Salesforce CRM.
10. Supports sales organization with scorecard analysis for channel partners in their respective regions.
11. Evaluates any new agreements raised by sales organization.
12. Evaluates current agreements and also evaluates new opportunities.
13. Ensures partner compliance with partner agreements.
14. Manages potential channel conflict with other firm sales channels by fostering excellent communication internally and externally, and through strict adherence to channel rules of engagement.
15. Collaborates with cross-functional teams to develop products and opportunities along with increasing brand market share.
16. Drives adoption of company programs among assigned partners.
17. Represents the client at trade shows and exhibits to promote products, as needed.

Essential Skills:

Project Management. Analytical. Computer Applications. Presentation. Research. Critical Thinking. Problem Solving. Decision Making. Relationship Building. Customer Service Focused. Delegation. Initiative. Leadership. Effective Written and Verbal Communication. Collaborative. Technical. Team Development. Strategic Planning.

Travel: 

Must be able to travel regularly (approximately 50%).

Sr. Cloud Systems Administrator Kansas City, KS 9246

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
Manager of Information Security Lee's Summit, MO 9245

Advantage Tech is looking for a Manager of Information Security for our Kansas City Client.

The role of the Manager of Information Security is to provide leadership to a team of information security professionals, manage projects and tasks while delivering high quality results. Working in a team environment to plan, organize and manage overall operations to ensure the stable operation of the organization’s security profile.

Duties

• Ability to work across multiple projects simultaneously.

• Expertise in various security platforms including but not limited to: firewalls, intrusion detection systems, twofactor authentication systems, antivirus systems, secure email gateway appliances, web filtering proxy, security information and event management (SIEM) platforms, web application firewalls, data-loss prevention, vulnerability detection, content filtering and identity and access management.

• Expertise in designing secure networks, systems and application architectures. Disaster recovery, computer forensic tools, technologies and methods. Planning, researching and developing security policies, standards and procedures. System administration, supporting multiple platforms and applications. Cloud platform-as-a-service (PaaS) security. Automating security testing tools.

• Experience in designing, implementing and architecting global, large-scale applications, which span multiple businesses (B2B or B2C) that meet complex business unit requirements, and preferably in complex enterprise environments.

• Establish and maintain the highest level of credibility and trust with business partners and leadership while recommending initiatives, communicating risks, and proposing solutions.

• Track identified risks and exceptions, and manage to resolution.

• Experience working with vendors to carry out proof of concepts and design discussions. May negotiate with vendors on contracts terms.

• Advanced level of knowledge with ADFS, Kerberos, NTLM, OAuth, SAML, and other authentication methods.

• Proficiency in PowerShell scripting.

• Strong track record of understanding and interest in current and emerging technologies demonstrated through training, job experience and/or industry activities.

• Strong team player – collaborates well with others to solve problems and actively incorporates input from various sources; Strong communication / leadership skills.

• Responsible for employee selection, performance and disciplinary decisions. 

Education Requirements

• Requires a Bachelor’s degree (120 credit hours) from an accredited college/university in discipline to be managed.

• Requires one or more of the following governance, risk, assurance or security certifications: CISSP, HCISPP, CRMA, CGEIT, CRISC, CISM, CISA, CBCP, GIAC or related governance, security, risk management or business continuity/disaster recovery certifications.

• Additional relevant experience may be considered in lieu of education.

Experience Requirements

• Requires three – five years of managerial experience along with experience in the discipline to be managed.

• Requires ten plus years of experience in Information Technology, Information Security, IT Assurance, IT Governance, Risk Management and/or Business Continuity Management.

• Minimum of 6 years’ experience with Privileged Access Management, Authentication, Directory Services and Identity Management technologies.

• Requires strong analytic and problem-solving capabilities and the ability to identify solutions and recommendations that effectively address business and control needs along with how to train and guide others in this area.

• Requires a proven record of meeting commitments and achieving goals through the encouragement, guidance and influencing of others.

• Requires highly effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. • Requires flexibility and willingness to work with a wide range of personalities on a variety of projects while prioritizing effectively.

• Requires some local travel.

 

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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Mortgage Loan Processor Kansas City, MO 9240

Position Summary:

Our client is seeking a residential Mortgage Loan Processor to join our teamProcessors are a driving force in our company as they set the tone / pace for our continued success. Our processors are vital to ensuring excellent internal and external customer service as well as meeting customer expectations. Our Client offers flexible working schedules supporting work and home-life balance. Other benefits include paid time off (PTO), health, dental and vision insurance, as well as a 401 (k) retirement investment plan. Compensation is competitive and will be determined based on qualifications.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Process residential FHA, VA, USDA, and Conventional mortgage loans consistent with company policies and procedures.
  • Obtain and review required loan documentation for loan purpose/program.
  • Ensure file is accurately documented and meets agency and investor requirements.
  • Order/obtain and review all loan documents such as title, appraisals, payoffs, evidence of home owners insurance, as well as verification(s) as applicable (i.e., employment).
  • Submit complete loan packages to Underwriting for approval.
  • Ensure loans are meeting all compliance and regulatory requirements (i.e., TRID).
  • Effectively manage 25+ loans monthly and able to prioritize work load accordingly (i.e, meeting purchase close dates).
  • Ensure loans are closing in a timely manner and meeting customer expectations with excellent customer service.
  • Demonstrating effective and timely communication (written and oral) is required.
  • Keep well-informed of changes in policies and procedures, standards and regulations applicable to the company and the mortgage industry.
  • Assists with related functions as assigned or required.

Skills Required:

  • Highly organized and excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to get along with others in a team environment.
  • Strong attention to great detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, must be able to give direction with clear precision and exceptional follow up.
  • Proficiency with basic computer software (office, email, etc.) and office equipment (faxes, printers, scanners, etc.).
  • Must be personable, outgoing, and energetic, and have the ability to maintain a positive and professional attitude.
  • Mortgage loan processing experience is required.
  • Experience with Encompass is required.
Mortgage Closer Kansas City, MO 9239

Position Summary:

Our client is seeking a residential Mortgage Loan Closer to join our client's teamAn efficient and detailed closer is key for ensuring mortgage loan closings are completed as expected to ensure a high customer satisfaction. This position is available immediately and offers a great opportunity to join our at our client company's fast-paced, energetic and growing team. Our Client offers flexible working schedules supporting work and home-life balance. Other benefits include paid time off (PTO), health, dental and vision insurance, as well as a 401 (k) retirement investment plan. Compensation is competitive and will be determined based on qualifications.

 

Responsibilities include:

· Works closing with title companies to balance final numbers.

· Reviews loan file, makes necessary updates/changes, generates Closing Documents.

· Prepares Closing Disclosures and sends to borrower(s) while meeting compliance regulations (i.e., TRID).

· Sends closing package to settlement agent.

· Organize the wire request package for the funding warehouse.

· Assists with other related functions as assigned or required.

 

Skills Required:

· Consistently demonstrate a helpful, professional attitude in all interactions, whether in person or on the phone.

· Highly organized and excellent time management skills.

· Ability to get along with others in a team environment.

· Strong attention to detail and able to prioritize work loan effectively to ensure meeting expected close dates.

· Proficiency with basic computer software (office, email, etc.) and office equipment (faxes, printers, scanners, etc.).

· Must be personable, outgoing, and energetic, and have the ability to maintain a positive and professional attitude.

· Mortgage Loan Closer experience is required.

· Experience with Encompass is required.

Build and Release Engineer Lee's Summit, MO 9234

 

 

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

The Engineer’s role is to ensure the stable operations of the technology operational architectures. This includes monitoring, configuring, installing, administering, planning, developing, maintaining, and supporting the availability of Azure DevOPs. This role is responsible for monitoring the internal service request ticket system and resolving or escalating request from the service desk as appropriate. Engineer is a Self-starter, able to work with minimal direction from management. Understands need for lateral thinking and displays willingness to adapt to new ways of doing business.

 

·       Provide Azure DevOps support for daily operations; monitors and reviews systems for availability, error conditions, adequate space allocation, backup integrity, and performance to ensure system stability. Provides on-call support during non-business hours.

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

·       Monitors Azure DevOPs, provides usage and performance statistics, and reports as directed by Leadership. Recommends and implements appropriate actions to determine and resolve operational front end, architecture and integrational issues.

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

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

 

REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience

 

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

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

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

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

  • Requires experience in building Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment pipelines for applications and cloud and experience of source code control.
  • Requires effective organizational skills and the ability to manage frequent interruptions and multiple priorities.
  • Requires the ability to relate well with coworkers and vendor representatives in order to enlist cooperation and provide guidance.
  • Must have prior build and release experience.  Build automation, pipeline and scripting preferred.
  • Knowledge and use of Azure DevOps.  Previous administration of Azure DevOps preferred.

 

Preferred Certifications:

  • Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate or Microsoft Azure Developer Associate
  • Microsoft DevOps Engineer Expert

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 System Analyst Overland Park, KS 9222

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

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

 

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

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required

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

 

Highly Desirable

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

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

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

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Title Closer Lenexa, KS 9214

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

Closing

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

PreClosing

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

PostClosing

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

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

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

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Enterprise Solution Architect Kansas City, MO 9212

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

Job Summary:

 

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

 

Key Activities:

 

Responsibilities Enterprise Solution:

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

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

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

  • Create enterprise patterns and reference architectures.

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

  • Recommend opportunities to optimize technology portfolio.

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

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

Qualifications:

 

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

Data Analyst KC, MO 9207

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

Job Summary:

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

Specific experience:

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

Job Responsibilities

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

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

4.     Strong experience creating detailed requirements.

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

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

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

Business Analyst Omaha, NE 9182

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

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Excellent listening, written and oral communication skills

Strong knowledge and application of Agile methodology

Great analytical, critical thinking and creative problem-solving abilities

Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

Cross-functional member of Agile development team

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

Logical and efficient, with keen attention to detail

Strong adaptability and capacity to work on multiple projects

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

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

Two to five years of Business Analyst experience

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

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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

APEX/Oracle Developer Topeka, KS 9168

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

Skills required:

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

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

 

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

APEX, TOAD, Oracle

 

Experience required:

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

 

Education required:

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

              OR

  • Three years’ experience in information systems and analysis with APEX.  Additional experience in the areas listed above may be substituted for the required education as determined relevant by the agency.

 

 

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

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

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Site Reliability Engineer Kansas City, MO 9120

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

 

 

Key Activities:

 

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

Qualifications:

 

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

 

Workday Tech Lead Lee's Summit, MO 9038

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

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

Principal Accountabilities:

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

Internal and External Relationships:

Internal:

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

External: System vendors – related to integrations with Workday

Education/Experience/Knowledge:

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

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

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

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Network Engineer Omaha, NE 8886

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

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

Job Duties:

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

Skills: 

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

Education/Certs:

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

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Technical Recruiter / Sales Trainee Overland Park, KS 6464

Advantage Tech is looking to add an entry-level Technical Recruiter / Sales Trainee to our team. We are looking for that special individual with a strong sense of urgency and understanding of what it takes to be successful. 

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. This includes sourcing candidates through referrals, job boards, associations, direct recruiting and other creative methods to locate top IT talent. The candidate will also be responsible for 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 based on our client's needs
– 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:

– Internal drive and incredible work ethic to achieve above and beyond company goals
– Excellent organizational skills
– Ability to work in a team environment while achieving personal production goals
– High degree of people interface

CORE BEHAVIORS:

–  Excellent work ethic
–  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 23 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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