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Title Location Job ID
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.

Sr Sourcing Partner Lee's Summit, MO 9284

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

The Vendor Management Office develops and manages relationships with our internal customers and functional partners as well as the company 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 looking for a Retirement Plan Specialist for our Kansas City Client. 

Provides comprehensive administrative and technical support for the employees within the Human Resources function. Assists employees, contingent workers, applicants and retirees with benefits.

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.

Helpdesk Analyst Liberty, MO 9281

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

·        Log all calls into Remedyforce ticketing system for future reference

·        Assist in the development of our Knowledgebase

Experience:

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

 

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

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

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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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Desktop Technician Kansas City, MO 9277

Advantage Tech has an excellent client with 2 Desktop Technician needs. This is a contract through the end of the year with possible extensions.

Job Description

Desktop Technician contractors will be involved in our hardware refresh project focusing on the replacement of laptop hardware that has reached end of its life-cycle. 

Requirements:

  • Candidates must have at least 1 year of desktop support experience. 
  • Experience using SCCM for deployments and imaging is required.  
  • These individuals need to have strong customer service experience especially via phone since they will initially be reaching out to client associates by phone to discuss the laptop swap. 
  • Starting in October, they should be swapping an average of 25 devices per week.

**This role is located on site Monday through Friday normal business hours.

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

 

Customer Care Representative Lee's Summit, MO 9272

Advantage Tech is looking for Customer Service Representatives for our Kansas City, MO Client.  

Summary

Utilize effective communication, interpersonal and influencing skills to assist and provide complete and accurate information for benefit & claims calls. Works independently with periodic supervision to monitor performance.

 

Duties

·      Responds to inquiries which may include telephone, chat or internet from members and providers concerning verification of coverage, claims and benefits

·      Provides information concerning the completion of forms and submission of claims.

·      Assists customers in locating participating providers in specified areas. Additionally, provides written lists when requested.

·      Documents inquiry records.

·      Other duties as assigned.

 

Education Requirements

Requires high school diploma or equivalent

 

Experience Requirements

·      Requires two years of Call Center Inbound/Outbound experience

·      OR two years medical billing/coding work experience in a hospital or doctor’s office,

·      OR two years of work experience in dental claims billing/coding,

·      OR two years of work experience as a chair-side dental assistant OR two years (60 hours) of college

·      Requires ability to learn and effectively navigate multiple systems and applications efficiently

·      Requires effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

·      Requires strong analytical and problem-solving skills

·      Requires ability to impact and influence others

·      Requires pleasant demeanor/ good interpersonal skills 

·      Must have internet access that will allow you to perform the roles and responsibilities necessary for this position

Advantage Tech is looking for a Retirement Plan Specialist for our Kansas City Client. 

Provides comprehensive administrative and technical support for the employees within the Human Resources function. Assists employees, contingent workers, applicants and retirees with benefits.

Billing Coordinator Kansas City, MO 9271

Advantage Tech is looking for a Billing Coordinator to join their client's team in Kansas City, Mo. 

The ideal candidate will have 3+ years billing experience in a professional services industry, be able to work in a fast paced, high volume environment and be able to adjust as needed to the client's continually growing needs.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

·       Prepare, print and distribute prebills according to firm standards

·       Revise prebills as directed; carefully execute complex adjustments in an accurate and timely manner

·       Prepare and distribute invoices; send out monthly reminder statements

·       Create and submit electronic invoices through eBilling Hub; promptly identify and resolve invoice issues

·       Respond to client and attorney billing inquiries promptly and completely; maintain highest level of customer service

·       Identify and resolve billing inaccuracies

·       Regularly participate in meetings with billing attorneys as assigned

·       Proficient in Elite, Carpe Diem, Legal Key, Intellistat, Redwood Analytics and Microsoft Word & Excel

·       Seek opportunities for growth, offer assistance with special projects.

·       Suggest improvements for billing process and systems procedures.

·       Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

·       Two-year degree preferred or related work experience of at least 3 years

·       Professional service firm experience preferred

·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·       Ability to work effectively with all levels of management and staff

·       Strong organizational and time management skills

·       Highest standards of honesty and integrity

·       Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

·       Elite Enterprise/3E and eBilling Hub experience a plus

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.

PC Support II Kansas City, MO 9264

Description

Under general supervision, install, maintain, and upgrade workstation hardware, software, and operating systems, support single and multifunction printing devices, smart phones, tablet devices, and mobile data systems. This position also involves workstation moves and equipment upgrades. This person must be able to resolve problems associated with Help Desk trouble calls. Individual must also provide technical knowledge and expertise necessary to solve medium to highly complex problems. This job is to be performed with limited supervision and has no responsibility or authority for the direction of others.

Skill/Experience/Education

Mandatory

• Working knowledge of standard concepts, best practices and procedures related to set up/configuration of desktop hardware and current operating system.

• Working knowledge of desktop operating and networking systems.

• Other competencies as required by specific assignments may include knowledge of audio visual systems, ruggedized laptops, virus kiosks and other equipment.

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

• Manages time effectively while assuring attention to details.

• Finishes tasks accurately, completely and in a timely manner.

• Works effectively in a team environment.

• Makes sound decisions with general guidance.

• Other competencies as required by specific assignments may include knowledge of audio visual systems, ruggedized laptops, virus kiosks and other equipment.

Education/Experience

• Associate’s Degree in a computer science-related field and 2 years desktop operating and networking systems OR

• 4 years recent experience in desktop operating and networking systems

Ideal Candidate

  • Working knowledge of Windows 7, Windows 10, Microsoft Office and Office 365 is required.
  • Understanding of DNS and active client (what it does and how it works).
  • Candidate must be familiar with maintaining laptop and PC hardware in addition to laser printer technology.
  • Experience with SCCM, Citrix, Virtual Desktop, and other Operating Systems is preferred.
  • In addition to normal office work conditions, candidate must have the ability to perform the physical activities of the job. (Includes, but not limited to awkward positions, balancing, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling up to 70 pounds.)

Working location is flexible. Will be reporting on-site, some remote work is permitted. Travel will be required, company vehicle will be provided. If located near Kansas City reporting location would be Shawnee, KS. If near Topeka, KS reporting to Topeka HQ. If near Manhattan, KS would report to Manhattan Service Center.

Sr Developer Omaha, NE 9263

Are you the type of developer who likes to work on a long list of projects?  This client has a white board of projects of old technology that is waiting for you to rearchitect the programs. Work directly with the business to solve their problems and rearchitect a new solution.  The old technology is written in VB6 and some access databases.  Rewrite in .Net and C#.  Work with a very cool team and have fun while you work!

Tech:  C#, .Net, VB6, SQL 

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.

QA Tester Omaha, NE 9251

Essential Job Functions

Collaborates within and across divisions to follow best practices and process improvements in testing, test data management and software change management; coordinate and drive the related implementation efforts.

Responsible for participating and collaborating in test efforts, test data management, and manual testing processes and may assist with testing automation as applicable.

Document defects and assist with classification, tracking, retesting, and resolution as required

Recommends process improvements and/or tools, as appropriate

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

This job requires a background that demonstrates the following minimum knowledge, skills, talents and traits:

 

College degree in technical field or comparable experience.

Experience or knowledge regarding software development, testing and deployment

Understanding of test methodologies for distributed software solutions

Dedicated to improvement and innovation regarding the effectiveness and efficiency of testing and quality management

Ability to learn fast, be self-driven and to work across teams and disciplines

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Ability to engage well with others and be passionate about providing an exemplary customer experience

Ability to provide seamless, trustworthy, attentive and resourceful (S.T.A.R.) customer service.

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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Business Systems Analyst Omaha, NE 9249

Advantage Tech is working with a great company in town to add a BSA consultant to their team!  If you are an experienced Business Analyst looking for your next opportunity, then we want to speak to you! 

 

General Summary

Ensures delivering of quality business technology requests,  release and/or project solutions by planning, leading, coordinating, communicating, clarifying, overseeing, and/or participating in all life-cycle related activities.

Job Functions

 Communicate with all involved participants of business technology requests, releases and/or projects to ensure common understanding of related requirements, scope, priority, impact, accountability's, schedule, design, conditions of satisfaction, status, and issues
·        Coordinate, oversee, monitor and lead efforts of all involved participants of business technology requests, releases and/or projects to ensure quality and timely delivery
·        Provide and/or facilitate the quality and timely completion of all deliverables related to business technology requests, releases and/or projects.
·        Negotiate scope, priority, commitments, and schedule related to business technology requests, releases and/or projects
·        Determine and implement process improvements relevant to the business technology requests, releases and/or projects life cycle activities and deliverables
·        Apply expertise necessary for above-mentioned functions across multiple applications/platforms/projects

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or commensurate work experience required
·        Motivated, accountable, results-oriented self-starter
·        Demonstrated software development life cycle (SDLC) knowledge/aptitude required
·        Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines on multiple concurrent tasks required
·        Demonstrated leadership of the delivery of business technology solutions required
·        Demonstrated ability to train and mentor required
·        Ability to work with appropriate technical tools to fulfill responsibilities required
·        Excellent communication skills required
·        Excellent negotiation skills required
·        Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills required
·        Excellent facilitation skills required

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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Modernization Program Director Topeka, KS 9242

Advantage Tech is looking for a Program Director 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. The contract is a minimum of an initial eight months but has the potential to extend. 

Job Duties: 

– Work with client to create definition, feasibility study, and RFP activity for modernization of client IT Systems

– The opportunity exists for a longer term engagement with implantation of the modernization initiative

Skills Required: 

– Program Management, project management, meeting facilitation, communication, critical thinking, conflict resolution, RFP creation, and vendor management 

Experience Required: 

– MUST have led Enterprise wide transformation/ modernization initiatives. 

– Enterprise program leadership, Transformation Strategy, MS Project, MS Office Suite, Client Facing

Education: 

– Bachelor Degree w/Master Degree preferred 

 

System Administrator Lenexa, KS 9241

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

This candidate will be supporting users and technology projects in an environment consisting of Windows based applications delivered over Xenapp 6.5/Remote Desktop Services, Server 2008 R2/2012, VMware, IIS 7.5, and Active Directory.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities include:

  • Perform day-to-day maintenance, troubleshooting, optimization, and administration of Windows systems.
  • Create and manage domain, user/computer objects, accounts, and permissions.
  • Evaluates, makes recommendations, and implements server changes and improvements based on current and changing technologies.
  • Administer supporting technologies such as enterprise anti-virus, WSUS, SAN, backup technologies.
  • Desktop Support (ERP solution, Office 365, Windows 7, Windows 10)
  • Participates in a 7×24 on-call rotation. On-call incidents are light.

– Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

– Telephony systems experience in a call center environment a plus.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • The ability to prioritize tasks and make deadlines on a daily basis in a dynamic environment.
  • The ability to provide quality results and have great enthusiasm for learning new systems and technologies.
  • Strong troubleshooting skill set including the ability to define the problem, study data, draw valid conclusions, and achieve positive results with little guidance.
  • The ability to learn, grasp, and retain a variety of procedures and information and be able to effectively and consistently apply this knowledge.
  • The ability to read and interpret technical documents, write effective documentation, and correspond effectively and professionally with all organizational levels of the company.
  • The ability to work in a team environment and work effectively with people with diverse technical skills.

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of Windows System Administration experience with Server 2008 R2 – 2016.
  • Experience with Server upgrades and data migrations (file server, print server, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of command line and PowerShell basics.
  • Understating and working knowledge of PBX and VOIP phone systems
  • Technical certifications (MCSA, MCSE or equivalent network technologies) strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of network technologies such as DNS, DHCP, Cisco Meraki, and HP Switching.
  • Hardware experience with HP and Dell server hardware.
  • Working knowledge of NAS and iSCSI storage technologies.
  • Experience working with VMware virtualization.
  • Working understanding of SQL 2008 R2.
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.

Support Specialist Overland Park, KS 9237

We are seeking a Support Specialist for an awesome client in the Kansas City area.

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

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

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

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

Technical Support Consultant II Topeka, KS 9236

Advantage Tech is looking for Technical Support Consultant II for a client of ours in Topeka, KS. 

Brief Description of Job Duties:  

Perform technical administrative duties/tasks for the agency’s server and networking infrastructure.

General Duties:

  • Troubleshoot incident tickets and provide Tier 2 and Tier 3 support.
  • Provide documentation on each incident resolution and help establish formal standards and procedures to be used in supporting computer users.
  • This position provides advanced technical work advising and assisting computer users in solving problems in distributed computing environment. Serves as subject matter expert providing consultation to users and staff for the most complex problems.
  • Work includes installation of hardware and software, troubleshooting, configuring client server based application software for LAN, server hardware, operating systems and application systems in a WAN environment; provides technical consultation and training to users and information technology staff. Provides Troubleshooting, diagnosing, and resolving LAN and client server data and communications problems involving complex configuration and maintenance of network equipment that requires varied network operating systems and communication protocols.
  • Work is of a diversified nature that usually involves multiple unrelated steps. Analytical thought is necessary for dealing with complex data and situations and requires planning or carrying out a sequence of actions.
  • This position is subject to being placed in stand-by or call back status to support the 24/7 HS-EBIT services.

Specific Duties:

Design and implement high-functioning systems involving complex technical network and server infrastructures with appropriate security and availability concerns considered.

Provide continuing maintenance to address and solve failures to increase availability of systems for users while maintaining and improving the reliability and security of IT services.

Skills required:

  • Moderate levels of experience in supporting Microsoft Windows Server Operating Systems, Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows 10 Enterprise and applications are highly desired.
  • Moderate understanding of LAN and WAN networks, DNS, DHCP, AD, Firewalls, and NTFS permissions.
  • Help Desk and Customer Support Experience, Ability to Multi-Task and Manage Multiple Systems, Work well independently and with team members

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

  • Microsoft Windows Server
  • Solarwinds
  • Cisco Switch IOS

Experience required:

5 years of related technical experience

Education required:

B.S. degree or equivalent experience in applicable field

Physical requirements (lifting, repetitive motion, etc):

Normal office work environment when working at desk. This position is mobile as well and does require moving up to 35 lbs for computer related equipment. May require getting on the floor, under or behind desks

Attire for position:

Business casual

 

 

 

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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QA Tester Kansas City, MO 9233

Advantage Tech is looking for a QA Tester for our Kansas City, MO Client.  

Required Skills:

  • 3+ years direct experience writing and performing automated software testing utilizing Unified Functional Testing (UFT) / QuickTest Pro (QTP)
  • Understands automation best practices and can architect, develop and debug medium to complex level automation scripts
  • Skill set enables automation of at least 75% of test cases for existing functionality. This includes the execution of existing automation test scripts as well as personally writing, executing and maintaining automated test scripts
  • Executes automated tests developed by others to exercise system as appropriate to achieve required coverage
  • 3+ years’ experience testing web-based applications; experienced in browser testing and responsive design testing
  • 3+ years’ experience testing API services including using automated testing tools to develop and perform the tests
  • Good verbal communication and interpersonal skills are essential for collaborating with others
  • Experience with various technologies including XML, Web Services, .Net, JAVA and SQL, Putty, SQL Query, Soap UI
  • 3+ years experience working on an Agile/Scrum team
  • Strong active listening skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer related studies or equivalent quality assurance work

 

           

Desired, but not required:

 

  • 3+ years direct experience performing software testing with open source solutions (Selenium, Cucumber, Serenity, GIT, Jenkins, Rest Assured)
  • Experience with TFS or similar Agile Project Management Tools
  • 2+ years Java experience utilizing VB Script
  • 2+ years’ experience developing and performing queries against a SQL database environment
  • 3+ years banking or financial services industry

     

     

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

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

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Sr Project Manager Topeka, KS 9225

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

Job Duties: 

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

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

Skills Required: 

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

– MS Project, MS Office, and Client Facing

Education: 

– Prefer Bachelor Degree but experience is more important 

Attire for position: 

– Business Casual 

Loan Closer Overland Park, KS 9223

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

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

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

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

 

Data System Analyst Overland Park, KS 9222

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

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

 

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

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required

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

 

Highly Desirable

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

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

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

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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

Project Manager Overland Park, KS 9209

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

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

Responsibilities include:

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

ETL & Application Developer Kansas City, MO 9187

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

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

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

 

Responsibilities:

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

Candidate Details:

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

Technical Skills:

  • Approximately 1-2 years of related industry experience
  • SQL knowledge (query performance tuning, index maintenance, etc.) as well as an understanding of database structure
  • Node.js (server side) and javascript (client side) fluency
  • Knowledge of data modeling principles
  • Organizational skills: time management and planning
  • Working knowledge of Google Cloud Platform and BiqQuery structure
  • High attention to detail
  • Passionate about complex data structures and problem solving
  • Ability to pick up new data tools and concepts quickly
Sr JavaScript Developer Omaha, NE 9183

 

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

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

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

Once you start, we’ll expect you to:

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

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

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

Bonus points for the following:

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

Work environment and physical demands:

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

Education and experience:

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

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

 

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Business Analyst Omaha, NE 9182

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

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Excellent listening, written and oral communication skills

Strong knowledge and application of Agile methodology

Great analytical, critical thinking and creative problem-solving abilities

Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

Cross-functional member of Agile development team

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

Logical and efficient, with keen attention to detail

Strong adaptability and capacity to work on multiple projects

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

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

Two to five years of Business Analyst experience

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

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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

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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Senior IT Auditor Kansas City, MO 9141

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

Key Activities:

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

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

 

Java Engineer Omaha, NE 9111

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

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

Job Qualifications:  

Requires experience in Object-Oriented development and design.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Senior Java Engineer Omaha, NE 9110

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

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

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

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Workday Tech Lead Lee's Summit, MO 9038

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

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

Principal Accountabilities:

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

Internal and External Relationships:

Internal:

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

External: System vendors – related to integrations with Workday

Education/Experience/Knowledge:

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

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

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

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IT Support Specialist Kansas City, MO 9031

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

Primary Responsibilities

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

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

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

• Direct unresolved issues to the next level of support personnel

• Provide accurate information on IT products or services

• Record events and problems and their resolution in logs

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

 

Minimum Qualifications

• A+ certified or equivalent knowledge/education.

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

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

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

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

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

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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