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Development Manager Overland Park, KS 8068

Advantage Tech is searching for a talented Development Manager to work with their client based out of Overland Park, KS.

The Development Manager is responsible for all aspects of leading and managing a software development team. This position will drive agile development processes to ensure deadlines and product requirements are met.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides leadership and vision to a software development team.
  • Manages and directs a software development team, including front and back end developers, quality assurance, and other development team positions. This involves hiring and on-boarding, setting expectations and goals for the department and individual employees, and evaluating employee performance and providing feedback.
  • Responsible for meeting deadlines, product quality, and ensuring that the end product meets the initial requirements.
  • Define and drive buy-in for the team’s technical direction, agile development processes, and culture.
  • In partnership with the Chief Technology Officer, determine product direction to drive innovation through identifying new opportunities and actionable development opportunities.
  • Report on the status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to leadership.

 

Education & Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in related field required.
  2. Minimum three (3) years related work experience as a software engineer required, experience in .Net C# preferred.
  3. Minimum two (2) years work experience in a leadership role overseeing a software development team required.
  4. Experience in an Agile software development environment required (Scrum, Kanban, Lean).

 

Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability in hiring, mentoring, and developing highly effective Software Engineers.
  • Detailed knowledge of software engineering practices and agile methodologies.
  • General knowledge of Retail Success technology stack: .Net, C#, API, SQL Server.
  • Demonstrates organizational and time management skills with attention to detail in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to build and maintain effective working relationships in a team environment, with a diverse group and across functional areas.
  • The ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and persuasively, with tact and diplomacy, verbally and in writing, at all levels of the organization; including communicating technical information to non-technical individuals. Demonstrates active listening skills.
  • Able to connect business strategy to team execution; and simplify complex or ambiguous ideas into digestible and concrete concepts and requirements.
  • Demonstrates strong business acumen, with sound judgement, objective decision-making ability, and critical and creative thinking in an environment of competing priorities.
  • Ability to present options to stakeholders and facilitate effective decision making in a group setting.
  • Approaches work proactively; empowers a team to anticipate upcoming efforts and challenges.
  • Approaches processes and tools with an eye for adding value and eliminating waste.

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Lead Security Engineer Kansas City, MO 8066

Advantage Tech is searching for the perfect Security Engineer to work permanently for their client based out of Kansas City, Mo.

Description

The Lead Security Engineer works in Information Security organization as a member of the Security Operations and Engineering team. The Lead Security Engineer uses technical knowledge on a number of security technologies to Identify, Detect, Protect and Respond to security threats from various security platforms and technologies. The Lead Security Engineer is responsible for managing day-to-day work activities of the team and leads activities in the areas of technical support escalation, internal resource application, operational logistics, and incident and problem resolution services. The Lead Security Engineer is additionally responsible for optimizing Mean Time to Restore (MTTR) and Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) characteristics of each of the Security Platforms. 
 

Essential Functions: (Explains what must be done or what is required of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation – identifies critical tasks focusing on the purpose of the position and the importance of a particular function in achieving that purpose. Do not list anything here if the incumbent does not perform as a regular part of the job or on an occasional but critical-need basis. List as bullet points.) 

• Responsible for overall process of incoming support requests and issues. Will also handle the most complex issues and alerts escalated to them by IT and business customers and other Security Engineers. 
• Analyze and respond to security threats from various security platforms and technologies. 
• Support, troubleshoot, configure, manage, and upgrade FW, NIDPS, UTM, VPN, WAF and a wide variety of other security products. 
• Perform network troubleshooting to isolate and diagnose common network problems, using strong TCP/IP networking skills. 
• Respond to inbound requests via phone and other electronic means for technical assistance with managed devices. 
• Respond in a timely manner (within documented SLA) to configuration, maintenance, incident management, and other requests. 
• Document actions in ticketing system to effectively communicate information internally and to customers. 
• Respond to needs and questions of customers concerning their access to network resources through their managed device. 
• Adhere to established Security policies, procedures, and practices. 
• Research and resolve problems independently and understand escalation procedures. 
• Responsible for major Security platform changes including upgrades. 
• Create custom documentation for internal and external needs. 
• Responsible for mentoring and training of Security Engineers. 
• Attend vendor-specific meetings and conferences for business and professional development. 
• Responsible for testing and configuring new products and technologies. 
• Provide timely and consistent communication on overall systems status and operational issues as required by support and customer groups. 
• Assist with designing and documenting work processes within Information Security. 
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and can be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as deemed necessary. 
Marginal (Non-Essential) Functions: (Explains any other tasks that are included for the position that do not meet the criteria for Essential Functions. List items as bullet points) 
• The Lead Security Engineer has no direct reports 

 

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:
Education & Experience (Required): 

 

• Associates Degree or equivalent from two-year College or technical school in Information Technology, Information Security/Assurance, Engineering or related field of study; Or, at least two years of related experience and/or training (in addition to experience requirements below); or equivalent combination of education and experience required 
• Three years of experience with one or more of the following management platforms required; Cisco Security Manager, Juniper NSM, Junos Space, Check Point Provider-1/MultiDomain Management, Palo Alto Networks Panorama, Blue Coat Director, Fortinet FortiManager, CounterAct 
• Significant experience with Linux, Windows and Network Operating 
• Strong working knowledge of Routing and Access Control 

Education & Experience (Preferred):

• Bachelor Degree in Information Technology, Information Security/Assurance, Engineering or related field of study; OR, at least four years of related experience and/or training (in addition to experience requirements below); or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred 
• Two years previous supervisory and/or training experience 
• Five years of experience in Information Security and Networking 
• Minimum 5 years of experience with preferably more than one of the following technologies; Blue Coat (ProxySG, ProxyAV, Reporter), Cisco ASA, Juniper (SRX, ScreenOS, SSL-VPN, IDP), Check Point, Sourcefire, Tipping Point, Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, CounterAct 
• CCSE and CCNA or RSCP certifications 
• Security+, BCCPP, JNCIS-SEC, JNCIS-FWV, JNCIS-SA, ACE, CNSE, SFCP, SFCSE, SFCTSE 
• CISSP training 

Key Attributes: (List the personal attributes that are required for success in this role such as collaboration skills, excellent communication skills, leadership skills, etc. Below are a few examples. List as bullet points) 

• Self-management skills including organization, time management and prioritization 
• Functional oral, written, interpersonal communication and customer service skills 
• Ability to prioritize rapidly shifting priorities and workloads 
• Ability to manage cross-department projects and make quick decisions on information provided to ensure Change-Management protocols are being followed 
• A passion for information security and data security required 
• Customer Service focus required with strong interpersonal skills including excellent written/verbal communication skills 

 

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Production Planning Business Analyst (SAP) Kansas City, MO 8059

Advantage Tech is searching for a Production Planning Business Analyst to work for their client out of Kansas City, KS.

General Purpose:

Reporting to the SAP Center of Excellence (COE) Manager, the SAP Production Planning (PP) Analyst will participate in a cross-functional, team environment responsible for support of the client's SAP production planning business applications. 

This position is responsible for the implementation, support, and maintenance of the SAP PP processes. Partner with the implementation teams for roll-outs throughout the company, providing input on system design, integration testing, user training, and post go-live support. Act as day-to-day SAP production support, including coordination with team members and external on- and off-shore consultants. Recommend best practices to key business users to configure and enhance SAP to meet business requirements, using approved client implementation and change control methodology.

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform SAP Production Planning (PP) configuration for business processes that include Process Orders, Production Planning, and end user support and training.
  • Ability to gather business requirements and transform them into SAP business processes that can be implemented and supported. 
  • Other duties may be assigned as required.

 

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience-

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business, Engineering or related equivalent experience
  • 3+ years’ experience implementing and supporting the SAP PP module with strong knowledge of integration points between SD, MM, FI and Batch Management
  • Knowledge of SAP batch management
  • Full PP life-cycle implementation experience from system design to post go live support
  • 2+ years’ experience in an SAP production support environment preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities-

  • Knowledge of SAP’s Quality Management (QM) module also highly preferred
  • Able to demonstrate excellent written and verbal communications skills with the ability to effectively communicate with business users, stakeholders, technical teams, and various levels of management
  • Able to listen and communicate in a clear and concise manner, along with the ability to recognize the audience and tailor communications accordingly
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, including the ability to prioritize
  • Able to organize time and resources effectively to achieve goals (i.e., organizational skills)
  • Able to demonstrate leadership qualities as a self-starter, set direction, and complete assignments
  • Able to interact effectively and cooperatively with employees at all levels
  • Able to demonstrate strong customer service orientation
  • Must be flexible with work schedules and available to work overtime on evenings and weekends, with or without advanced notice
  • Strong work ethic with ability and willingness to do ‘what it takes’
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English

Percent Travel:

  • Up to 25%, including regular travel to/from DFA area council, manufacturing and distribution sites
  • Relocation assistance
IT Director Kansas City, MO 8056

Advantage Tech is searching for an IT Director to work for their client out of Kansas City, MO.

SUMMARY:

We need a seasoned and dynamic professional with experience in managing all aspects of the Technology Department including development of our client-facing team, technology solutions, on-going maintenance of infrastructure and positioning the department for scale.

The incumbent will lead both client-facing and infrastructure team, liaise between all department managers by setting proper expectation, facilitate continuous improvement of IT processes, manage cost reduction, manage daily critical prioritization per our Service Level Agreement (SLA).

 

DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES:
 

The following responsibilities will apply to the daily workload:

  • Oversee and work with successful delivery of all client-related and internal Application Development/Infrastructure projects
  • Detailed understanding of customer platforms, internal systems, data interchange and provide proper solutions to business challenges
  • Meet regularly with department leads to address current challenges in technology and manage business process improvements
  • Help resolve critical, high impact issues and risks when they are escalated from the client and/or team
  • Facilitate the continuous improvement of IT processes, compliance, policies, and procedures for ensuring that applications, network systems and assets are safeguarded
  • Manage and set priorities for the design, maintenance, development, and evaluation of all infrastructure systems, including LANs, WANs, Internet, intranet, security, wireless implementations, etc.
  • Identify opportunities for appropriate and cost-effective investment of resources within the IT Infrastructure and any resources, including staffing, sourcing, purchasing, and in-house development
  • Guide, mentor & promote a positive, highly collaborative team environment and ensure that the delivery team is providing the highest quality of consulting services and innovative solution creation to our clients
  • Monitor and track technology expenses against budget, cross-train staff, delegate tasks effectively, have practical decisions/solutions and demonstrate detail orientation
  • Actively participate in recruiting and interviewing prospective candidates

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

The following skills are required to qualify for the position:

  • 10+ years of experience in technology field, 5+ years of management experience
  • Strong track record of experience in resource management and leadership
  • Demonstrated ability of managing a team of 10-20 experienced professionals
  • Strong track record of managing multiple concurrent projects and executing on time, on specification and on budget
  • Ability to understand complex technology architectures
  • Strong negotiation skills and decision-making skills
  • Willingness to travel when appropriate (typically ~25% travel)
  • Requires a BS with business experience; MS and/or MBA is a plus
Field Technician Omaha, NE 8055

Are you looking for a reputable organization to join where the job opportunities are endless?  Well established and successful company seeking to add to their tech support team.  They are seeking an ambitious, self starter with a minimum of 1 year of tech support experience.  Responsibilities include:

  • Provide a consolidated point of contact for providing escalated technical support 
  • Respond to all assigned tickets in a timely manner
  • Communicate with Managers to coordinate all  technical needs
  • 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.
  • Escalate to Lead Associate any situation outside the employee's control that could adversely impact the services being provided
  • Other duties as assigned

Reach out to learn more about this great opportunity!

 

QA Manager – Consultant Lee's Summit, MO 8048

Manager of Quality Assurance Systems

Job Description:

The successful candidate will report to our Chief Technology Officer. We are looking for a self-directed motivated individual to define, implement and manage the quality assurance function of our collective operation. The successful candidate will be tasked with coordinating all activities required to direct and control product and process quality. The successful candidate will be expected to aid and, in some cases, lead certification efforts; UL, FCC, CE, etc. The candidate will be asked to manage the quality assurance aspect of many different product development and product fulfillment pipelines.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Determine, document, and execute quality procedures, standards and specifications

· Assess internal and external customer requirements and ensure that these are met

· Specify quality requirements and ensure adherence by suppliers and vendors

· Ensure that manufacturing processes comply with standards at both national and international level

· Work with development staff to establish procedures, standards, and systems for quality assurance

· Record, analyze and distribute QA performance information

· Continuously review quality control processes, procedures and capabilities in order to sustain the most cost effective and efficient methods for meeting quality requirements, and make recommendation for improvement as appropriate.

· Review client QA requirements and ensure that quality control documentation for a project meets contractual requirements.

· Review and approve Contractor and sub?contractor quality control documentation to ensure their planned activities meet contractual requirements.

· Manage and control all quality assurance activities in accordance with identified quality assurance standards, company procedures, client specifications and contract requirements.

· Monitor and report quality assurance progress, notifying any predicted shortfall or discrepancies against schedules and budgets.

· Support the development of quality goals and targets as part of the organization’s strategic plan

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Education/Experience:

· Experience with Quality Assurance Management systems and processes

· Experience with UL, IEC and FCC standards

· Experience with ISO9000, and Six Sigma

· Experience in Embedded systems and Microcontroller design is a plus

· Experience designing & building electronic test fixtures is a plus

· Experience with real time operating systems is a plus

Education and Experience

A 4-year degree in engineering or a related field, or commensurate experience is required.

Network Engineer Kansas City, MO 8045

Advantage Tech is looking for a Network Engineer for out Kansas City, MO Client.  

Job Responsibilities:

Responsible for designing and implementing complex network projects for UMB business units and customers while providing technical leadership for the network engineering team.
-Provide proactive view and propose/implement changes to optimize network performance.
-Use network tools to evaluate, design and deploy change within the operational network.
-Responsible for the overall design and performance of the WAN/LAN Data/Voice network for the organization.
-Perform and review feasibility studies and evaluate vendor products and services for network hardware and software.
-Recommend the purchase of new hardware and software to MIS and user management.
-Provide assistance, guidance and training to Network Services and other MIS areas.
-Provide design input for the development, implementation and testing of a disaster recovery plan for the data communications needs of the company.
-Consider network security in all aspects of network design and implementation.
-Document all new products and technologies.
-Collaborate with Network Support team to facilitate the turnover of equipment and environments into production.
-Proactively evaluate and introduce new products and technologies.
-Other duties as assigned.

Additional Information

-Configuration / programming experience with Cisco ISE
-Network design experience using Cisco Meraki
-Experience with Cisco WAAS Accelerator

Who You Are

-5 years network operations experience in a Cisco environment 
-Cisco certification at the Associate (CCNA) or Professional (CCNP) level
-Experience with Cisco Nexus 7k/9k Technologies

Preferred Requirements

-Bachelor's degree in Information Technology 
-ITIL Foundations Certification

In this Role, You will Need

-Demonstrates advanced knowledge supporting network connectivity (LAN, Ethernet, TCP/IP)
-Demonstrates advanced knowledge of Cisco routers, network switches, routing protocols (OSPF and BGP)
-Demonstrates advanced knowledge of TCP/IP and internet technologies
-Demonstrates advanced knowledge of Cisco VoIP and Unity voicemail platforms 
-Demonstrates advanced knowledge of Digital communications circuits, data communications routers, CSU/DSU switches and telephony
-Demonstrates advanced knowledge of Network monitoring and management platforms like HP Openview, CiscoWorks, and Netscout 
-Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills
-Demonstrates excellent skills in documentation with network drawing tools. (i.e. Visio)
-Demonstrates ability to function as a member of a project team and translate business requirements into executable solutions.
-Demonstrates ability to provide education, guidance, and assurance to the Network Administratrion and Network Technicians to grow and develop their ability to handle common problems
-Ability to travel to UMB banking centers as required
-Demonstrates ability to lift up to 30 lbs. as required

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

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

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Application Developer Kansas City, KS 8041

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

Job Summary:

This Application Developer will need to support and enhance existing applications by performing research and complex programming tasks with little or no assistance. This person needs to have the ability to communicate and work cooperatively with all levels of IT management, staff and business units. Have a willingness to lead projects/enhancements of limited scope is a plus. 

Essential Functions/Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Skilled in researching existing code to determine functionality to troubleshoot and resolve production issues as well as to design and spec enhancement of existing applications. Should be able to work with the business and other IT staff to clearly articulate the design and timeline of the modification. 
  2. Independently performs and sometimes assist others, with design, software coding, testing, debugging, documentation, and installation into the production environment in accordance with industry best practices and specific internal standards, procedures and methodologies. 
  3. The Application Developer needs to have experience in the full life cycle process including requirements gathering, customer/vendor contact, development, troubleshooting, and problem resolution. Demonstrate understanding of projects from the perspective of both the application and the business client. Be able to work in a team approach working across various groups. Being flexible and willing to accept change in priorities as necessary. 
  4. Work with other teams to collaborate on the design and modifications between applications. Understand various integration methods and code components to improve on problem resolution and enhancements to newer technologies and/or application software packages. Utilize various tool sets to help in support of applications. 

Skills/Qualifications:

  • 4 year degree and/or work experience. A Combination of both is preferred 
  • 3+ years of Oracle PL/SQL experience in both new development and support preferred 
  • Knowledge and experience with coding for Oracle database structures, Other skills that are a plus – Oracle Demantra, Business Modeler tool, SQL Developer experience 
  • Knowledge of AIX/UNIX and Linux environments is a plus 
  • Proven strong communication skills, both verbal and written 
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task effectively 
  • Good Analysis, problem-solving skills with an attention to details 
  • Knowledge of wholesale or retail operations is a plus
Systems Application Analyst – Top Secret Clearance Omaha, NE 8040

Omaha client seeking candidate with Top Secret clearance.  

Job Summary:

Fun and exciting opportunity seeking a Systems Application Analyst to provide application-specific subject matter expertise for a payment system.  This role will provide second-level application production and testing support.  This role also leverages in-depth technical and business knowledge to support and contribute to application enhancements during all phases of the development lifecycle.  Qualified candidates will excel in providing operational technical support in complex and dynamic circumstances.

Key Activities:

 • Responsible for assisting with projects and business process design/redesign through a working knowledge of tools and techniques.
• Provides input to technical staff, such as customer service specialists, business analysts, project managers, developers, and testers to resolve issues during all development lifecycle phases.
• Provides input to business analysts on the development and prioritization of functional and technical requirements for enhancements and future releases.
• Coordinates current and futuristic prototypes to assist in usability testing and planning user experience.
• Performs holistic troubleshooting for escalated application issues. Isolates diagnoses, and resolves application – related user issues.
• Partners and communicates effectively with all stakeholders on escalated application issues.
• Designs and builds moderately complex database queries for ad hoc requests and for recurring reporting needs, based on stakeholder specifications.
• Users in-depth understanding of data components and database structures to develop complex data queries and effectively respond to information needs and stakeholder specifications.
• Updates, maintains, and monitors the operation of complex automated systems and applications.
• Responds to system-generated application alarms and takes appropriate action to remediate.
• Updates, maintains, and monitors the operation of complex automated systems and applications.
• Proactively monitors live application event logs, interprets application events, and engages appropriate technical teams to identify and implement recommended course of remediation. Serves as communication liaison to key stakeholders.
• Effectively develops test scripts and performs comprehensive testing as part of user acceptance activities for application releases.
• Partners with SQA group on test script development and supports end-to-end testing as necessary.
• Identifies the root cause of test failures and partners with SQA to identify appropriate solutions, including the corrections/enhancements to automated testing scripts.
• Coordinates collection of testing results and provides guidance to technical teams on prioritized defect resolution.
• Provides support in working with technical staff to conduct business process re-design and perform gap analysis between current and future architectures, and proposes and implements solutions.
• Develops process flows and operational procedures.
• Leverages subject matter expertise to assist in development of tutorials and training materials that can be leveraged by external users and agencies, including development of online help modules.
• Works independently or under minimal supervision. On a limited basis, engage senior members of team for training, mentoring, and other assistance and is able to provide some training and mentoring to others.
• Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of SVC business line, including application and associated architecture.
• Independently performs day-to-day responsibilities, may contribute to projects of moderate-to-high complexity with limited management and/or lead oversight, and makes recommendations of limited-to-moderate complexity.
• Travel – Up to 15% once steady state operations are achieved; more significant travel of approximately 25% will be required during the initial transition period.

Qualifications:

• Associate’s degree from a two-year college or technical school or equivalent combination of education and/or work related experience. Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred.
• Foundational knowledge of Windows platform, Oracle databases, client-server querying methodologies, and payments applications preferred.
• Typically requires three to nine years of exposure to and/or experience within the Software Development Life Cycle, including requirements analysis, design, construction, testing, and delivery, as well as post-production second-level application support.
• May require frequent weekend or evening hours and being on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
• Excellent customer service skills.
• Strong multi-tasking, analytical, and communication skills (written and oral), including the ability to explain technical concepts to end-users and non-technical staff.
• Demonstrated leadership skills preferred.
• Demonstrated ability to manage projects of varying size and scope effectively.

 

Business Analyst Kansas City, MO 8039

Advantage Tech is looking for a BA for our Client in Kansas City, MO area. This person will be splitting their time 50/50 between BA and QA work.  

  1. Organized.  VERY Important
  2. Good communicator (both verbally and written)
  3. Strong Voice and Grit.  Strong personality.  People want to follow this person.
  4. “Big Project” Project Management experience
  5. Able to document and follow up on important action items and decisions that are made in meetings.
  6. Team and Meeting Coordination and management skill.  Can successfully schedule, coordinate, and run a meeting.

 

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

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

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IIB SOA Developer Kansas City, MO 8031

 

 

Advantage Tech is looking for IIB Developer's for our Kansas City, MO Clinet.  Work with minimal assistance to scope, design, develop, troubleshoot, maintain, configure, and analyze technical and non-technical solutions required to satisfy enterprise service needs. Perform development tasks which will involve extraction and transfer of messages, transformations, validations, cleansing, and preparation of messages for transport between system(s). Work on elements of small to large and complex installations. Will develop and implement process improvements, be a resource and advocate for the Enterprise SOA Imitative and will work closely with the system administrators and engineers to perform space planning, monitoring, security, performance tuning, archiving, and upgrade support. Will participate on a rotational on-call schedule. Will develop understanding of the UMB customer & their mission critical systems. Other duties as assigned.

Who You Are

– Bachelor's Degree in relevant field equivalent or education and work experience combined
– 5 to 7 years' experience in a technical role supporting and/or designing application technologies
– 5 years' experience in distributed client server environments, relational database technology, and the development or configuration of interface software
– Previous experience working in a multi-vendor environment and achieving broad consensus on designed systems
– Previous experience with technical lead of a development team

Preferred Requirements

– 5 years of Service programming experience
– 5 years of Service Orientated Architect
– Websphere Enterprise Service Bus (WESB), IBM Integration Bus (IIB), IBM DataPower, IBM Websphere Transformation Extender (WTX)

In this Role, You will Need

– Solid experience with "loosely-coupled" SOA architecture components including Enterprise Service Bus, Service Registry & Service Repository based architectures
– Ability to communicate and represent SOA Recommendations and Standards to ETS peer groups and Change Control process
– Ability to lead a team of developers to deliver technical discussions and objectives
– Ability to lead an agile development process. 
– Experience with ¿loosely-coupled¿ SOA architecture components including Enterprise Service Bus, Service Registry & Service Repository based architectures
– Knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture Governance process that utilizes a Service Registry and Repository
– Knowledge of Web Services/API architectures and their implementations
– Possesses both technical and non-technical problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to conceptualize, plan, develop and deliver a variety of creative solutions
– Collaborative leadership skills, strong communications & teambuilding skills that optimize contributions from diverse, highly-skilled professionals
– Ability to identify, develop and document business requirements, technical requirements and functional design
– Understands and follows formal project methodologies and change control processes
– Possesses strong time management, prioritization, and interpersonal skills
– Must be an effective communicator with strong verbal and non-verbal communication skills
– Ability to document and explain complex technical concepts
– Hands-on ability provisioning and integrating services using SOA Suite experience such as Software AG, Tibco, Oracle, IBM, Progress or other open source middleware SOA technologies
– Knowledge of Service Orientated Architecture concepts, design, and patterns
– Experience with Java, .Net or other service orientated languages
– Demonstrates the knowledge and experience in Service Governance and Development
– Demonstrates knowledge of object orientated programming
– Experience as a SCRUM master in an agile development process
– Experience with XML, Schema, HTML, REST, XSLT/XPATH, and related mark-up languages
– Real world experience with messaging (JMS, MQ, Active MQ,)
– Experience in version control, CVS, SVN, VSS, TFS, MKS, etc.

 

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

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

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Embedded Systems Engineer Lee's Summit, MO 8023

Advantage Tech is searching for an Embedded Systems Engineer that can work with their client based out of Lee's Summit, MO

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:
 

The successful candidate will be a member of the client's Research and Development Team. Typically, the candidate will be self-directed into various development projects and operate as a developer within small or medium size teams.

  1. They will not just be given tasks to complete, they will also be asked to brain storm and come up with new and revolutionary ideas, an outside the box thinker.
  2. They will be given the privilege to work with some of the top people in embedded systems development.
  3. They will be expected to aid and in some cases lead certification efforts; UL, FCC, CE, etc..
  4. They will learn how to read/design schematics and use circuit layout software to create circuit boards.
  5. The candidate will be asked to participate in many different facets of the product development pipeline, all the way from Idea – final product/quality control.

Development Skill Sets (shall include some or all of the following):

  • Software development using C
  • Assembly Language Programming
  • Linux expertise
  • Schematic Capture
  • Circuit Design/Layout
  • Circuit Simulation Software
  • Oscilloscope, Logic Analyzer, Function Generator knowledge.
  • Understanding of multiple communication protocols, I2C, SPI, CANBUS, etc..
  • Verilog/VHDL
  • FPGA
  • RF Circuit Design
  • Mixed Signal Processing

Education and Experience:

  • Education level shall be a 4-year degree or 5 years of experience in electronic design.
API Developer – Software Engineer Omaha, NE 8016

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

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

What does this role do?

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

Who do you have a working relationship with?

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

What skills are needed for this role?

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

Education and Experience needed:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, or Information System Analysis required
  • Minimum of 2 – 3 years of experience of ASP.NET Web API, Entity Framework, C#, Restful Services, Web Services, and SQL Server in an application development role required
  • Experience with AngularJS, JavaScript, CSS, and HTML preferred
  • Experience in financial services or asset management industry preferred
My SQL Database Administrator Omaha, NE 8015

The MySQL Database Administrator is responsible for the effective design, architecture, and operation of enterprise wide databases .  This position will leverage MySQL, related reporting and tuning tools.  This position is responsible for identifying innovative approaches to achieving top performance in a rapid application development environment while maintaining overall database reliability and integrity.                                                                                                                                                        

What does this role do?

SYSTEM PERFORMANCE

  • Assists with identifying performance bottlenecks (OS, Network, and Database), tuning of both SQL statements and RDBMS software; suggests optimal performance recommendations
  • Writes, debugs and unit tests stored procedures and triggers

DATABASE ADMINISTRATION

  • Creating databases, administrates security, resolves and troubleshoots database issues, oversees and performs upgrades, conversions and deployments, as needed
  • Monitors databases to optimize database performance, health, resource use, and physical implementations of databases; address a variety of database integration issues including migration between disparate databases, integration, maintenance/conversion, capacity planning issues, and new applications
  • Creates, rotates, and integrates related database backups based on business needs by having thorough knowledge of database software recovery mechanisms

PHYSICAL DATABASE STRUCTURES

  • Provides support to application developers in designing and implementing physical database structures
  • Reviews, develops, and designs data models using standard diagramming techniques, in conjunction with application development teams; creates logical data models and translates into physical database structures that integrate with existing or proposed database structures

TROUBLESHOOT/TECH SUPPORT

  • Responds to occasional requests from Production to resolve any database related customer issues
  • Troubleshoots, capacity plans and performs maintenance as needed
  • Provides technical support for middleware and administration tools

SECURITY

  • Implements and maintains database security, Replication, Clustering, Standby Server, Replication
  • Maintains user connectivity while providing security to protect company data

TECHNOLOGY/EDUCATION

  • Participates in selection of appropriate database software and hardware products
  • Transfers knowledge and educates team relating to any technical areas of expertise

 

What skills are needed?

  • Strong knowledge of MySQL/Aurora internals such as server configurations, storage engines, server deployment, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of cloud services such as AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of database clustering, replication, as well as database modeling and design skills
  • Strong knowledge of data dictionary and database scripting, SQL development, unit testing, and systems administration on Microsoft
  • Strong knowledge of limitations of MySQL/Aurora and available workarounds
  • Familiarity with Bash and the terminal, Linux navigation
  • Ability to create and promote MySQL/Aurora slaves
  • Ability to work well with end users, software engineers, and managers
  • Ability to design and implement solutions to ensure database availability and recoverability
  • Ability to script solutions as well as a strong knowledge of Command-Line or GUI administration tools to manage change control and monitoring of systems
  • Proficient skills with Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Proven architecture skills in designing database environments for various business needs (e.g., high-availability, failover, replication, and disaster-recovery, virtual machine environment)

 

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field of study required
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with installing, configuring, tuning and troubleshooting MySQL/Aurora in a high volume, high availability production environment required
  • Minimum of 2 years running MySQL/Aurora in a cloud based environment preferred
  • Previous experience with life-cycle administration support including database design, database development, testing, deployment, and maintenance required
  • Experience with Database Optimization and Performance Tuning required
  • Experience with architecture, set up and administration of MySQL/Aurora required
  • Experience with database troubleshooting and failure resolution required
Lead Software Engineer – Cloud Native Omaha, NE 7998

Looking for an opportunity to get in to cutting edge technology?   This Omaha company is seeking an expert to come in and lead the charge!

Overview:

The Cloud Architect is responsible for designing and developing high-quality software solutions; identifying and implementing functional and non-functional technical requirements; leading the complex aspects of implementation; leveraging Object Oriented Design (OOD) patterns of implementation; and executing the software development methodology. This technology leader will be instrumental in promoting solutions—from the development phase to implementation—that meet the needs of the organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Leads team of developers on critical projects/technology initiatives

    1. Assists and helps drive process, documentation and tools for onboarding, installations and maintenance as it relates to software development 

    2. Monitors emerging technologies and proposes the adoption of appropriate, new technologies

    3. Coordinates design and integration across the enterprise

    4. Oversees development, testing, and debugging of major software development projects

    5. Responsible for translating business needs into technical solutions

    6. Responsible for guiding new and existing team members on new initiatives

  2. Develops enterprise-wide, large-scale integrated and innovative solutions

    1. Uses expert knowledge to develop creative solutions to critical issues and complex design problems

    2. Exercises considerable judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria to resolve issues

  3. Develops, tests and validates that software-based solutions meet performance, usability, scalability, reliability and security needs

    1. Consults with end users to test and debug applications to meet client needs

 
Job Qualifications: 

Job Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, engineering or other technology-related field or equivalent number of years of experience

  2. 4 to 6 years of project or team lead experience

  3. Minimum of 10 years working within software engineering and/or architecture disciplines including high performance, scalable software solutions distributed across multiple, heterogeneous platforms

  4. 5 years experience with Agile methodologies

  5. 5-7 years of proven TDD practices, including test automation within pipeline

  6. 5-7 years of progressive experience with Java or Java / Spring.io

  7. 5-7 years progressive experience in Web services and APIs (RESTful and SOAP)

  8. 5-7 years progressive experience in OOD/OOP

  9. 5-7 years progressive experience with Hibernate or ORM mapping tools

  10. 3-5 years of experience with Pivotal Cloud Foundry

  11. 3-5 years of experience in Dev/Ops ecosystem

  12. 3 years Dynamic scripting language

  13. 1-3 years of experience in Micro Service patterns and design

 

Additional Qualifications:

  1. Strong leadership and relationship management skills

  2. Good written and verbal communication skills

  3. Ability to work in a collaborative environment

  4. Ability to communicate and work effectively with peers, team, business analysts, management and third-party service providers

Cloud Platform Developer/Cloud Platform Architect Omaha, NE 7997

Role Summary:

The Cloud Platform Developer/Architect plays a pivotal role in digital transformation. They are responsible for envisioning, creating and continually improving the cloud platform foundations that our teams build upon. Cloud Platform Developers/Architects work closely with development and operations teams to create and evolve the cutting-edge tools that leverage PaaS features of the cloud, manage the deployment of cloud-native apps and the continuous delivery pipelines that support them.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Ability to design and implement cloud platform environments (PaaS) in Azure such as App Service Environments v2, Azure Websites, and Azure Functions to solve current challenges, as well as creating future opportunities.
  • Release Management and automated deployment to Azure cloud services.
  • Help establish and maintain the vision and roadmap for their cloud platform.
  • Provide forward-thinking technology leadership in developing innovative solutions with a strong emphasis on continual improvement in automating our infrastructure and software release processes.
  • Provide governance for our Azure IaaS and PaaS environments.
  • Stay current with cloud technology and trends and optimize our cloud infrastructure for their revolving needs.
  • Help design disaster recovery and/or comprehensive redundancy for PaaS applications
  • Work with other Architects and Data Center Operations on the design of new application architecture opportunities ensuring automation and DevOps is a top priority in the release and deployment cycle
  • Facilitate proper integration between custom built in-house applications and purchased software.
  • Mentor junior technology team members in best practices, technical options, and expediting technical solutions.
  • Ability to lead, influence and motivate the organization to achieve results
  • Document and communicate complex concepts effectively to a diverse group of stakeholders.

Qualifications and Technical/Professional Skills:

  • Leverage knowledge of the intricacies of Microsoft Cloud PaaS components like App Service Environments, App Service Plans, Serverless Computing, etc. and architect an infrastructure solution to ensure interoperability between these components
  • 5+ years of software development experience, preferably including .NET.  Experience in writing 12 -factor, cloud-native applications.
  • 2+ years of experience with release automation tools such as Visual Studio Team Services, Azure Devops, Azure Automation, and related tools and Azure Resource Manager Templates.
  • 3+ years’ experience designing, developing, implementing and operating cloud infrastructure environments of significant complexity in one of the three major cloud providers: Azure, AWS or GCP.
  • Understanding of Continuous Delivery and DevOps principles and techniques such as Blue/Green deployments, rolling deployments, etc. and experience implementing them in a cloud environment
  • Familiarity with Agile development principles
  • Previous experience aligning technology roadmaps with business goals and initiatives.
  • Proven ability to develop great relationships with co-workers, credibility with leadership, and rapport for getting things done with stakeholders.
  • Experience selecting technology solutions that meet requirements, are cost-conscious, and align with Kiewit's technology goals and roadmap.
  • Experience with multiple relational and NO SQL databases
  • Ability to set technical direction for a project or application
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills

 

Training/Learning Opportunities

EDUCATION

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics or MIS a plus
  • Microsoft Azure certifications a plus
Net IQ NAM/IDM Engineer Kansas City, MO 7993

Advantage Tech is looking for an NetIQ NAM/IDM Engineer for our Kansas City, MO Client

 

 

For the assigned business unit, this positions primary responsibilities will be: 
– Implement, manage and maintain Access and Identity Management enterprise infrastructure supporting critical business systems 
– Develop Identity and Access Management strategies, architectures and implementation plans 
– Design, Develop, and Code Access Governance automated provisioning and de-provisioning of resources and roles based access control (RBAC) strategies 
– Contribute to streamlining user provisioning, authentication, and access governance with custom code (often in JAVA & XML) 
– Implement custom code: Business Workflows and Approvals using integrated system technologies working with Enterprise Infrastructure teams 
– Code and maintain multiple LDAP integration environments for directory management of Identities 
– Identify and investigate complex system malfunctions: correlate various logs files, events, etc. to determine root cause of issues quickly and accurately 
– Work with administrators from other groups, customers, third-party vendors and the Helpdesk during problem resolution 
– Develop and maintain operational documentation of complex workflows with step-by-step policies to ensure tasks are repeatable and accurate 
– Provides technical guidance and direction to less experienced staff 
– Liaison between Enterprise Infrastructure and various other groups including the Helpdesk 
– 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. Our clients want the best candidate at the most reasonable rate within a set timeframe; that’s precisely what we provide them.  We go even further.   Our consultant retention program gives our clients the added comfort our people will perform well and finish the project.

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

Microsoft Messenger Overland Park, KS 7992

Advantage Tech is looking for a MS Messenger Engineer for growing Client in Overland Park.  We are looking for candidates that have a consultant approach to thinking of business and communicating with clients.  

Skill Set:

MS Exchange

MS O365. 

MS Active Directory

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

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

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Database Engineer Overland Park, KS 7991

Advantage Tech is looking for a Database Engineer for growing Client in Overland Park.  We are looking for candidates that have a consultant approach to thinking of business and communicating with clients.  

Skill Set:

SQL Database Engineer

Strong Security knowledge. 

Nice to have knowledge:

SQL IDERA

SQL Sentry

Inforsec

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

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

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Data Engineer – ETL Omaha, NE 7990

This large insurance company is adding to their team.  This company has been notated as one of the best companies to work for and has very low turnover.  

I. SCOPE OF JOB:  Under the direction of the Sr Manager, System, implements designs, develops, tests, and maintains the ETL scripts and jobs that are required to extract, transform, clean, and move data and metadata so that it can be loaded into a data warehouse, data mart, or operational data store. 

II. PREPARATION REQUIRED:  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS or related field or equivalent experience is required.  Post graduate degree or coursework a plus.  Minimum of 3 years IT experience to include at least 1 year experience required in data warehousing, relational database management systems, multi-dimensional database management systems.  

III. CUSTOMER FOCUS & IMPACT:

It is our goal to exceed our customer’s expectations for the products we market and the services we provide.  This must be accomplished for the Company to be successful.  Every employee must understand this goal and how their job assists the Company in its achievement.  Further, the accuracy and timeliness of the information produced will have a direct impact on critical corporate decisions on products we market and customers we market to.  For this position this means:

Focus:  To ensure accurate, timely and actionable information is produced by utilizing the appropriate data warehousing architecture and implementing appropriate data marts, as well as supporting other file transformation.

Standards:  Ensures data warehousing and operational functionality is consistent with the overall Corporate Data architecture.  

IV. CONDITIONS OF WORK AND QUANTIFIABLE DATA:

Physical Environment:  Standard office environment; approximate PC use over 90%.

Travel:  May travel out of town to attend seminars, workshops, etc. (1 to 2 times per year).

Work Schedule:  Standard work schedule (40.0 hours per week).  May be required to be on-call evenings and weekends on an assigned basis.  May need to work in excess of standard work schedule.

Quantifiable Data:  Indeterminate.

 

V. JOB QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics):

  • Demonstrated knowledge of at least one ETL tool such as IBM InfoSphere DataStage (or comparable ETL tool) is required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Data Warehousing data population techniques for target structures such as Star Schemas, Snowflake Schemas, highly normalized data models, and file structures.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of source to target mappings.
  • Demonstrates relational database knowledge; possesses a broad understanding of the current and prospective data architecture, and database performance tuning.
    Experience with programming languages such as UNIX scripting, Java, or COBOL is desirable.
  • Demonstrates ETL staging environment development skills and strong SQL programming skills in a DB2 environment.
  • Demonstrates verbal and written communication skills. Has ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with external and internal personnel.  Must be customer focused and excel in coordination of problem resolution.
  • Flexibility to work in a changing, fast-paced environment and work with a sense of urgency and accountability.
  • Experience with Agile methodologies is desirable.
  • Rotational On-Call support is expected.

VI. SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Rank/%                                                        JOB DUTY                                                                                            

1/20% DATA ANALYSIS

  • Maps source system data to data warehouse models or other file transformations (source to target mappings).
  • Works with business systems analysts and business team members to understand source systems data and data quality issues/performs data quality analysis.
  • Defines and captures metadata and rules associated with ETL processes.

STANDARDS: Data quality issues and risks are identified and mitigated early in the development cycle.

2/40% ETL DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING

  • Develops complex ETL processes.
  • Creates ETL processes that supports business functionality, performs well, and is easily supported.
  • Creates scripts when necessary.
  • Follows ETL standards, goals, and objectives.
  • Works with teammates to define and resolve complex data warehouse or file transformation project issues.
  • Adapts extraction, transformation, and load (ETL) processes to accommodate changes in source systems and new business user requirements
  • Completes work according to the iteration plan or release plan.
  • Participates in ETL Code Reviews, receives acceptance of code by peers at review.
  • Tests (unit level, integration level, system level, and user acceptance level) complex ETL processes.
  • Works with testing team in order to assist them with their testing processes.
  • Assists with testing upgrades; identifies errors or inconsistencies with vendors’ software applied to Company’s data environment. 

STANDARDS: ETL processes are developed according to project schedule with a high level of quality.

3/25% ETL CHANGE/CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCTION SUPPORT

  • Follows Change Management/Configuration Management processes for the deployment of code into test and production environments.
  • Works with teammates to define and resolve complex data warehouse or file transformation production issues. 
  • Troubleshoots data problems.  Identifies, coordinates and helps resolve the root cause of day to day data production issues.
  • Supports client areas in their analytical functions; corrects errors/resolves problems associated with data warehouse processes and other file transformations.
  • Provides rotational on-call support, responding quickly to production issues.

STANDARDS: ETL code is moved according to the standard process and all development audit points are delivered. Production systems are given the priority needed to keep them stable and issues are resolved quickly.

4/5% DATA DESIGN

  • Creates basic to moderate physical designs of ETL processes. For smaller projects, this may be the only design. For larger projects, this may be based on a higher level logical design.
  • Employs cost effective techniques in design of physical ETL processes to meet immediate and future business needs.
  • Participates in ETL process design / sizing estimates for mid-sized data warehousing projects or other file transformations
  • Designs data solutions to satisfy business information needs and receive design acceptance.

STANDARDS: ETL processes comply with standards and architecture.

5/10% TEAM RELATIONSHIPS 

  • Works collaboratively with the application development resources, all data team resources, systems analysts, and with client areas.
  • Develops relationships though a team environment by creating vertical and horizontal communication avenues to ensure cooperative efforts are established.

STANDARDS:  Team relationships are essential in a fast-paced, Agile environment. Verbal and written communication skills assist in these team relationships.

 

                           

IT Security Kansas City, MO 7974

Advantage Tech is seeking an IT Security person for our Client in Kansas City, MO.  This position is with a great established company with good benefits. 

The Information Security Analyst IV is responsible for adhering to Incident Response protocol, administering Information Security systems, assessing information risk, and identifying and remediating vulnerabilities for IT security across the enterprise.

The individual will be focused on securing the network perimeter and internal networks through as it relates to Cloud Access, Password Management, Identity and Access Management, intrusion detection system/intrusion prevention system (IDS/IPS), data loss prevention (DLP) and enterprise anti-virus solutions. The Information Security Analyst IV will be well versed in Incident Response protocol, event management, and Cloud Access and Security.

Primary Responsibilities including but not limited to:
• Incident Response and event management, including Incident remediation protocol, lessons learned, and process improvement/efficiency.
• Experience with and proficiency with Identity and Access Management.
• Proficiency with Cloud Access Security Broker solutions.
• Participation in the Internet Monitoring process in addition to Data Loss Prevention.
• Intrusion prevention, administration of Information Security IPS systems, phishing monitoring and anti-phishing practices.
• Internal customer service related to access requests, troubleshooting, and problem resolution.
• Promote awareness of applicable security standards, policy, and best practices across the Bank.

Work Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (with evening and weekend work required)

**This position requires regular, predictable and timely attendance at work to meet department workload demands.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree, Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Security or related field desired.

The ideal candidate will possess:
• 3-5 years IT security or information security experience with ability to engage with internal customers and management.
• Experience with Network Architecture and Firewall Design.
• 2+ years experience conducting incident response remediation and process protocol.
• 2+ years experience in administering Cloud Access Security Broker Solutions.
• Experience with Password Management and Identity and Access Management.
• Experience with IPS/IDS, SIEM technologies, Internet Monitoring, and Data Loss Prevention.
• Experience working with threat intelligence and developing proactive best practices.
• Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or related certification.
• Project management skills or experience working within Information Security project implementations.
• Working knowledge of Linux and Windows Operating Systems, scripting, and Virtualization experience.
• Strong work ethic, problem solving skills, customer service orientation, and proven dependability and promptness.
• Good communication skills, well developed interpersonal skills, in addition to teamwork and collaboration attributes.
• Creative problem-solving, analytical, and organizational skills.
• The ability to plan, organize, and deliver professional technical documents on time.
• Self motivation and capability to successfully complete projects and provide support with little supervision.
• Skills in creating documentation and procedures for a variety of technologies.

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

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

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Sr. Software Engineer – Contract Full Stack Omaha, NE 7964

Looking for a fun project that will help make an impact in our country?  Looking for a full stack developer to help design, development and of this complex system.  This is a straight contract and can be remote.  Full time opportunities as well if you'd like to hire on!

Job Summary:

Omaha client is seeking a Microsoft full stack Software Engineer II/Senior Software Engineer to support the design, development, and engineering of large, highly complex payment card device applications. This role will utilize a variety of technologies and techniques including, enterprise software patterns, client-server, and advanced security principles.  Qualified candidates will excel in a dynamic and collaborative environment with geographically distributed teammates working in an agile development environment.

Key Activities:

  • Contributes to the analysis, design, development and engineering of enterprise solutions for the organization’s most strategic and complex application delivery projects. Develops strong partnerships and relationships with business customers and key stakeholders. Leads complex and diverse technical teams through all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), including post-implementation support and maintenance.
  • Proficient in contributing to alternatives analysis, including researching vendor solutions, development platforms, third-party frameworks, and best practices, and making recommendations on platform agnostic application delivery solutions.
  • Proficient at implementing complex systems and software components, in compliance with Industry and System standards, which meet customer needs and expectations with respect to key project/product performance measures; quality, schedule, and cost. Requires the ability to independently design, develop, and document solutions, while adhering to all applicable standards (e.g., architectural, coding, security).
  • Proficient at analyzing business requirements and creating technical designs and specifications for less experienced team members. Provides mentoring and oversight to a team of developers during the implementation phase, ensuring implementations match design specifications and adhere to established standards.
  • Proficient at creating estimates, work breakdown structures, and resource assignments on assigned development tasks. Collaboratively works with management to incorporate development activities into master delivery schedule.
  • Proficient at consulting with customers in the development of technology strategies related to the portfolio in which they are engaged. Maps objectives into roadmap initiatives and works with management to define milestones and deliverables.
  • Proficient at leading by example and consistently demonstrates high performance in the areas of customer service, collaboration, team work, and reliability.
  • Proficient at communicating status and progress on assignments. Raises issues and risks in a timely fashion and effectively contributes to mitigating activities.
  • Proficient at leading and motivating complex, matrixed project teams, that are often geographically dispersed and span multiple disciplines (e.g., database administration, server administration, project management, business analysis, etc.), as well as varying skill levels.
  • Solution Class: Enterprise/Complex
  • Problem Solving and Business Acumen: Advanced
  • Operational Demand and Travel: High

Core Attributes:

  • Technical Expertise: Proficient – Advanced
  • Leadership: Proficient – Advanced
  • Mentoring: Proficient – Advanced
  • Self-Sufficiency : Minimal Oversight – Independent
  • Relationship Management: Proficient – Advanced
  • Project Management: Novice – Proficient
  • Collaboration and Teamwork: Proficient – Advanced
  • Problem Solving/Creativity: Proficient – Advanced

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an information technology field (e.g., Computer/Management Information Systems (MIS/CIS), Computer Science (CS), Electrical/Computer Engineering (EE/CE), or an equivalent combination of related education and work experience.
  • Typically requires at least six to ten years of relevant and progressive information technology experience directly related to architecture, design, and development of software solutions, ranging in complexity from department-class to enterprise class.
  • Familiarity with Industry software development methodologies, standards and architecture frameworks.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Payment Card device technology (e.g. POS, Hypercom/Equinox, Ingenico, Verifone, screen layout, receipt layout, EFT message queue, etc).
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft API’s and Application Frameworks (.NET, MS MQ, RDLC, ODBC).
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Angular.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with modern DBMS technology (e.g. MS SQL Server, Oracle etc…).
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Server Applications (Microsoft SQL Server, IIS, Microsoft SQL Server Express).
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Programming languages (VB.Net, C#, VB6, C).- Demonstrated proficiency with modern DevOps tooling (e.g. Subversion, Git, TFS).
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Unit Testing, UML, Design Patterns, Object Oriented Design, MVC patterns.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with agile software development principles.- Demonstrated ability to adapt and learn new technologies  Expert knowledge with Industry software development methodologies, standards and architecture frameworks.
  • Excellent organizational, project management and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent initiative, innovative thinking skills, and the ability to analyze details and adopt a big-picture view.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to explain complex technical information to technical and nontechnical contacts including executive audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to effectively build relationships, promote a collaborative and team environment, and influence others.
  • Military experience a plus.

United States Citizenship is required for this position.

AutoCad Designer Peculiar, MO 7957

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

Preferred Experience

  • Experience in the industrial fabrication area
  • AutoCad 2018 experience

 

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Software Support Specialist Omaha, NE 7956

Do you have a problem solving mind set and do you enjoy working with clients?  This Omaha family oriented company is seeking to add to their customer support team supporting their software.  This person ideally would understand accounting basics and be able to problem solve a situation, work with the IT team to resolve the issue and then respond to client.  If you are good at problem solving and building relationships then this the right opportunity for you!

The Software Support Specialist should possess or develop a foundation in the distribution industry, and ERP Software functionality. With a foundation in these areas, you will build your understanding of our products and our approach to providing support to our customers. The Software Support Specialist will also participate in customer and internal training. This individual will provide support for other teams / departments as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  1. Learn the products in order to provide support to customers
  2. Manage customer issues through out the process
  3. Assist other personnel in researching, testing or reproducing errors
  4. Documents information and work performed in resolving cases 
  5. Participates in teams, work groups or value added areas like Line of Business teams
  6. Attend / assist with training for internal personnel or customers / prospects
  7. Ability to demonstrate functionality to customers
  8. Performs other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  1. Good analytical, logical, research and problem solving skills
  2. Good verbal and written communication skills
  3. Ability to positively interact with all levels of the company and with others outside the company
  4. Ability to maintain a high degree of tact, professionalism and confidentiality
  5. Report writing a plus
  6. Software support experience, preferred

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

College degree in Supply Chain Management, MIS, Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics, related majors or equivalent work experience

Sr. Network Engineer Kansas City, MO 7950

Advantage Tech is searching for a Sr. Network Engineer to join their clients Infrastructure Team, based out of Kansas City, MO

The position of Senior Engineer, Network Engineering, has the responsibility for providing supervision and management of the network administration support staff as well as support of the technical architecture, design, implementation and continuity of the organization’s production network infrastructure.

Network infrastructure for this organization includes, but not limited to, LAN, WAN, WLAN, Wireless Bridging, VoIP (IP Telephony), QoS, Firewall, Telephony Systems and Telecommunications. The person in this position will work closely with members of the IT staff to ensure very high levels of network availability, security and efficiency. The person in this position will serve as the lead technical resource for network production operations support and relevant systems projects. 

The Sr. Network Engineer, will be responsible for bringing advanced knowledge and a new perspective to the design, implementation and maintenance of the overall network infrastructure of the company. 

LEAD RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide leadership and guidance to junior members of the team. 
• Assist with the definition of training and development plans for junior members of IT Operations Team. 
• Assist with conducting annual reviews for junior members of the team. 
• Designing, implementing, monitoring and maintaining the overall network infrastructure 
• Collaborate with Facility Security Officer or designated IT Security Analyst in researching security threats 
• Serve as highest point of escalation to incidents in the network infrastructure. 
• Performance monitoring, alert monitoring, event correlation and suppression, ticket notification and escalation 
• Participate in the organization’s change management process. 
• Act as technical resource to network initiatives for group members and other organizational entities. 

TECHNICAL DUTIES
• Develop and maintain network documentation that includes process, procedures and relevant physical and logical network diagrams. 
• Configure and deploy company LANs, WANs, WLANs, Routers, Switches, Firewalls, purpose-built appliances and other hardware to required specifications. 
• Monitor and report on network systems performance, help identify network trends, and troubleshoot problem areas as needed. 
• Collaborate with Infrastructure team members and others as necessary to assess near and long-term network capacity needs. 
• Create and maintain documentation as it relates to network configuration, network mapping, processes, and service records. 
• Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the networking industry. 
• Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation that may include technical specifications information. 
• Develop process improvements and standard operating procedures 

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED 
• 10+ years’ experience serving in a Network Engineering capacity required. 
• Current certification as Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) required. 
• Minimum of 7 years’ experience managing a network infrastructure comprised of Cisco technologies that includes router, switch, firewall, access security and other. 
• 7 years’ Experience in Data Center and Enterprise LAN/WAN Environments 
• Advanced knowledge in BGP and EIGRP 
• Advanced knowledge in VMware NSX 
• Advanced knowledge in Meraki Wireless Environments 
• Advanced knowledge in Checkpoint Firewall Technology 
• Be able to own and be accountable for network project designs and configurations. 
• Experience with the IT Process Change Management. 
• Ability to develop action plans with work estimates as part of IT projects. 
• Have worked with a high-availability systems environment. 
• Ability to solve critical production issues when required. 
• Proven experience with network capacity planning, network security principles, and general network management best practices. 
• Strong, hands-on technical knowledge with networking technologies. 
• Knowledge of MPLS, QoS, WAN Traffic Optimization and Prioritization. 
• Knowledge of and experience with SIP or H.323 VoIP Protocols. 
• Ability to develop network, voice and data systems in multi-facility, multi-city corporate environments using public switched circuits and/or private line facilities. 
• Knowledge of communications protocols and integration of new systems with existing systems. 
• Knowledge of transport media such as twisted pair, broadband, baseband, coaxial, microwave and fiber optic systems. 
• Working technical knowledge of relevant and current network hardware, protocols, and Internet standards. 
• Competence with testing tools and procedures for voice and data circuits. 
• Ability to apply the principles of analytical and critical thinking skills and other professional practices to diagnose or define problems, collect data and solve abstract problems with widespread unit or organization impact. 
• Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws. 
• Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. 
• Able to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment. 
• Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment. 
• Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail. 
• Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities. 
• Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language. 

PREFERRED 
• Bachelors or Associate degree in a technology related field with 15 years of hands-on experience in the field. 
• Current certification as Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) would be nice to have
• Prior management or team lead experience. 

KEY ATTRIBUTES 
• Excellent communicator. 
• Ability to investigate and resolve complex problems 
• Enjoys working in a fast paced environment

 

SCCM Engineer Kansas City, MO 7948

Advantage Tech is recruiting for an SCCM Engineer, to work for their client based out of Kansas City, MO

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the administration of endpoints through the application of configuration management and script-driven automation, utilizing Microsoft SCCM tools.
  • Act as a point of escalation for support issues that require desktop engineering expertise.
  • Assist with the development and enforcement of enterprise hardware and software standards through SCCM.

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. Manage and maintain a production SCCM environment, including Windows 10 deployment and updates, client application packaging and deployment across multiple physical sites
  2. Gather requirements from stakeholders to provide design and architectural recommendations
  3. Collaborate with other IT teams to optimize and automate workstation and software configuration
  4. Point of escalation for technical assistance to support teams, investigating and resolving systems-related matters
  5. Self-motivate and apply best practice problem-solving techniques to develop reliable solutions to a variety of problems independently, and provide root cause analysis and identification of corrective actions for given problems
  6. Prepare and maintain clear, accurate documentation for an audience of IT infrastructure engineers and support teams for a variety of critical functions

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in real-world SCCM administration, task sequence authoring, and application packaging
  • Exhibit a strong understanding of Active Directory, group policy, and networking concepts
  • Demonstrate the ability to leverage PowerShell in the fulfillment of assigned projects and day-to-day operations
  • Enterprise level experience with the deployment of Windows 10, and Office 2016
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • An understanding of interdependencies between the aforementioned platforms and MBAM, Exchange, Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop, VMware, and support ticketing systems
Data Architect Omaha, NE 7927

This company has some of the best benefits in town and will be hiring up to 100 people. They offer one of the best benefit plans in Omaha including a pension and a 401k match that is unbelievable.  

Job Summary:

This position will be responsible for the architecture and design of data solutions for nationally used enterprise systems in support of supervision and regulation. Individuals placed within this family will possess specialized technical skills in the domain of data architecture. Progression within the family is both a combination of evolved technical expertise, complexity of assignments and demonstrated leadership. More senior level candidates will demonstrate mastery in these capabilities and be capable of directing other technical resources through the development lifecycle from concept to solution delivery including architecture and design.

 

Key Activities:

  • Leads evaluation and recommendation efforts for future data architecture structure and standards.

  • Recommends the modeling approach for projects.

  • Leads and participates in the design of high-level conceptual and logical models that facilitate a cross-system / cross functional view of data requirements.

  • Develops and delivers long-term goals for data modeling and standards.

  • Oversees and assists in the mapping of data sources, data movement, interfaces, and analytics, with the goal of ensuring data quality.

  • Establishes methods and procedures for tracking data quality, completeness, redundancy, and improvement.

  • Conducts data capacity planning, life cycle, duration, usage requirements, feasibility studies and other tasks.

  • Promotes data management methodologies and standards.

  • Delegates tasks, provides direction, serves as a knowledge resource, and reviews work results.

  • Provides coaching to staff and provides performance feedback to management.

  • Collaborates with project managers and business unit leaders for all projects involving enterprise data.

  • Identifies and develops opportunities for data reuse, migration or retirement.

  • Provides consultation during business requirements gathering efforts.

 

Qualifications:

  • Candidate is required to have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an information technology field, or equivalent combination of education and related experience.

  • At least 6 years data architecture experience, with expertise in both transactional and data warehouse modeling.

  • Advanced skill in SQL database query language required.  Working knowledge of related database, BI, ETL and middleware technologies required.

  • Demonstrated ability to ensure logical sequence and /or organization of data and related processes.

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

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to explain complex technical information to technical and non-technical contacts.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to effectively build relationships, promotes a collaborative and team environment, and influences others.

  • Accomplished analytical skills.

Project Manager Lee's Summit, MO 7908

Advantage Tech is looking for a Project Manager in the Lee’s Summit, MO area.

Summary
Manages small to large sized projects or a single large complex project from beginning to end, ensuring adherence to project management principles, processes, and best practices. Defines and verifies project objectives, scope, requirements and deliverables that support customer goals in collaboration with all key stakeholders. In addition to duties of Project Manager I, responsible for assembling project team, assigning individual deliverables, ensuring all appropriate resources are assigned, and developing schedule to ensure timely completion of project. Dependent upon solution delivery approach, manages projects according to waterfall or agile methodology. Will serve as Project Manager or Scrum Master. Reports to the Manager, Enterprise Project Management Office.

Duties
• Assembles project team. Provides formalized, continuous work direction and leadership to assigned team of professionals, including the scheduling, assignment, and review of project work.

• Leads project team to create high-value solutions.

• Develops, tracks, monitors and communicates project progress against the project plan.

• Works with project stakeholders to develop project requirements, quality measures, standards, processes, cost estimates and milestones.

• Coordinates the input, support and communication with all functional areas that impact or are impacted by project scope, business value, risk, and resource requirements.

• Leads the improvement of Project Management Life Cycle (PMLC) and System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) processes and methodologies used within GEHA.

• Manages project team in accordance to waterfall project delivery phases or agile methodologies according to scrum ceremonies.

• Manages project change control, decisions, risks, issues, assumptions and mitigation planning.

• Adheres and participates in the monitoring of quality assurance and project management guidelines.

• Develops and delivers progress reports, proposals, requirement documentation and presentations. Determines the frequency and content of status report from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas.

• Develops and maintains all business relationships vital to the success of the project.

• Manages small to large sized projects or a single large complex project.

• Assists in determining project solution. Guides team through buy vs build options, hosting options and RFI/RFP process processes when necessary.

• Other duties as assigned.

Education Requirements
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related discipline. Additional years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of formal education.

Experience Requirements
Requires five years of project management experience working with cross-functional teams and staff of all levels.

Facets Experience. 

PMP certification preferred. Requires experience with project management methodologies (e.g., PMBOK and PRINCE2).

Requires working knowledge of application development technologies, as well as, client-server, web, and cloud-based architectures.

Requires proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, Visio, and SharePoint.

Requires effective verbal, written and interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

Need to be able to work with IT Resource Managers to meet the company's technology goals.

Manage security, core system, hardware and software upgrade projects that may be business and computer impacting.

Align projects schedules to technology roadmaps completed on time, within scope and budget.

Develop a renewal and upgrade schedule for company software programs.

Preferred
• Facets Experience
• PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner)
 

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

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

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Embedded Hardware Engineer Lee's Summit, MO 7885

Advantage Tech is searching to find an Embedded Hardware Engineer for their client in Lee's Summit, MO

JOB DISCRIPTION

This candidate will be a member of the Research and Development Team.  We are looking for a self-directed motivated individual to take on design and development of projects as an individual contributor, and as a member of small to medium size teams. This candidate must be abler to devise new and revolutionary ideas, an outside the box thinker.   They will be expected to aid and in some cases lead certification efforts; UL, FCC, CE, etc. The candidate will be asked to participate in many different facets of the product development pipeline, all the way from Ideation to final product and quality control.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the design of electronic, electrical and electro-mechanical circuits and integrated systems, utilizing appropriate technologies.
  • Develops design, functional, and test specifications for electronic, electrical and electro-mechanical products to meet market specifications.
  • Develops testing criteria and test apparatus.
  • Evaluates operational systems and recommends design modifications to eliminate causes of malfunctions or changes in system requirements.
  • Participates in design review to increase design confidence level and reduce cycle time.
  • Applies quality techniques to the design/development and manufacturing process.
  • Prepare products for 1st production run including BOM, Part/vendor search, trouble shoot.
  • Develops low level drivers and firmware on Linux

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Education/Experience:

  • Experience doing PCB design and layout
  • Experience in Embedded systems and Microcontroller design
  • Experience with embedded communications protocols a plus (DMX512. CAN, UART, Ethernet, WI-FI, Bluetooth, BACnet, KNX, DALI)
  • Experience with UL, IEC and FCC standards a plus
  • Experience designing for PIC and ARM processors, particularly the Cortex-A8 architecture.
  • Experience designing & building electronic test fixtures
  • Experience with real time operating systems.

Education and Experience

A 4 year degree in engineering or a related field, or commensurate experience in electronic design is required.

 

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

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

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Alteryx Developer Lenexa, KS 7876

Advantage Tech is searching for an Alteryx Developer to join their clients IT Team in Kansas City, MO.

As an Alteryx Developer, this candidate will apply technical and business skills primarily in data preparation, automation, enablement, data warehousing & management, and reporting deliverables. Key outcomes of the role include reliable satisfaction and communication of customer needs; timely and accurate responses and mitigation to business requests; and a strong record of delivering above and beyond the basics.

You will interact with clients, whether individually or as part of a team, to gather, refine, execute, and find further analytic opportunities in business requirements. In keeping with your knowledge and experience levels, you will be self-sufficient in client work and able to support colleagues with technical guidance, troubleshooting assistance, etc.

With exposure to multitudes of industries and business groups, the Alteryx Developer role allows consultants to grow in business acumen and see a more global view of how business is run. Project work is uniquely diverse in this role as the consultant will be touching all components of data architecture. Consequently, this role is an excellent fit for someone who would like to grow in their broader understanding of data environments and lead clients through data maturity.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Utilize Alteryx as the primary tool to meet client needs and expectations
  • Enable clients in technologies & self-service analytics best practices
  • Translate business logic from one system (Excel, SQL, etc) into Alteryx in a quick and accurate manner for process automation
  • Advanced cleansing and preparation of data including fuzzy matching, enrichment, and blending with other sources
  • Prep data for visualization and analysis in a variety of BI tools (Power BI, Tableau, Excel, etc.)
  • Data Warehousing & ETL creation
  • Work in very direct roles with clients including project deliverables, Pre-Sales, and training/enablement
  • Guide clients through analytic maturity and opportunities for self-service analytic deployments

Required Experience, Skills, and Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with Alteryx Designer and Alteryx Server
  • 2+ years of data consulting, data engineering, or data visualization experience
  • Understanding of ETL/ELT principles, dimensional modeling, and data prep for visualization
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical, communication, and customer-facing skills
  • Basic understanding of common project management methods including waterfall and agile principles.
  • Self-starting disposition with eagerness to dive into new technologies
  • Ability to explain the basic business structure, model, and goals of customers
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science/ACMS/MIS
  • Alteryx use of geo-spatial, 3rd party data, In-DB tools, or predictive tools
  • Experience with Alteryx macro and apps
  • Alteryx Core Designer Certified
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients via email and in conversation
  • Experience in SQL database development; T-SQL; complex query development is beneficial; data modeling
  • Experience with business intelligence tools; SSIS, Power BI, Excel, and /or Tableau
  • Working knowledge of Python, R, or other scripting language(s)
  • Working knowledge of cloud database systems (especially Snowflake)
  • Experience with non-relational data management
  • Experience facilitating delivery of in-person training
UiPath Developer Lenexa, KS 7874

Advantage Tech is searching for a UiPath Developer to work for their client our of Kansas City, Mo.

This position will be asked to manage automation projects and work closely with stakeholders to document, design, and building automation solutions using Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software.

Responsibilities: 

  • Supporting full life-cycle implementation of the automation project and production development
  • Analyzing business processes and identifying automation opportunities
  • Manage UiPath software to automate button-click processes while managing Macros
  • Implementing the overall technical vision for projects, programs, or systems
  • Providing development and testing support
  • Mentoring business users through the training process
  • Managing day-to-day system maintenance and production support for RPA deployment

Requirements:

  • Robotic Process Automation Certified

Preferred Experience:

  • 1-2 years of experience and/or you have a degree in computer science, information technology, or other related field preferred
  • You understand object-oriented programming languages
  • You are able to read and write basic SQL queries
  • You have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • You have experience managing projects and prioritizing requirements in a fast-paced environment
  • You enjoy solving problems by finding innovative solutions
  • You have experience in programming, business analytics, and/or application analytics

 

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Sr. .NET Developer Lenexa, KS 7873

Advantage Tech is searching for a Sr. .NET Developer to join their clients IT Team in Lenexa, KS.

We are needing a fantastic candidate that has professional experience with a majority of the following items:

Required:

  • .NET C#
  • MVC
  • Web API
  • HTML 5 CSS 3
  • JavaScript
  • SQL Server
  • Bootstrap
  • JQuery

 

Preferred:

  • Azure
  • Telerik SiteFinity
  • AWS
  • Node JS
  • SSIS
  • SSRS
Sharepoint Administrator Topeka, KS 7840

Advantage Tech is looking for a Sharepoint Administrator.  This position is with a client of ours that is based out of Topeka, Ks.

 

Brief Description of Job Duties:  

SharePoint (SP) Administration, farm planning/implementation, monitoring server health, SP disk space usage, performance, SP patches/cumulative updates, managing services, scheduled jobs and installation of 3rd party Web parts.  This includes the Internet, Intranet and Extranet SP farms and custom development applications.
 

Experience required:

  • 2 years work experience in Microsoft SharePoint administration.  Practical working knowledge of central administration, STSADM, PowerShell, search administration, solution deployment, service pack and cumulative update maintenance, user management, troubleshooting and issue resolution.
  • 1 – 2 years work experience involving Microsoft SharePoint 2007, 2010 and 2013 farm implementations and migrations.
  • 1 – 2 years work experience maintaining web sites with advanced skills in HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

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Systems Analyst/Developer Kansas City, KS 7813

Advantage Tech is searching for a qualified Systems Analyst/Developer for their client based out of Kansas City.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The position is responsible for professional work in analyzing, planning, and developing complex electric utility operational applications and system solutions.
  • The incumbent must be highly skilled with technical experience in the assimilation and specialized processing of utility operational systems and processes.
  • Work involves analysis and development of utility operational computer applications and systems.

MINIMAL EDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Engineering, Business, or related field plus five (5) years demonstrated work experience in the Electric Utility industry.

  • Incumbent must possess working knowledge of the operational systems of an electric utility.
  • Cayenta Utility Management System (UMS) and/or Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Systems is a must.
  • Siemens Meter Data Management (MDM) system
  • Can possess knowledge of asset and work management systems and applications such as Maximo, Cascade, and TMW Fleet Maintenance.
  • Can possess knowledge of outage management systems and applications such as Milsoft OMS and IVR.
  • Possessing knowledge of utility water operations and services is a plus.
  • 5+ years programming experience
  • Experience working with Customer Information Systems (CIS) or Customer Relation Management (CRM) tools
  • Strong SQL development skills
  • Java
  • Visual Basic (VB)
  • Strong Customer Service Skills

 

PERSONAL SKILLS

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and excel at meeting deadlines
  • Must possess strong interpersonal communication, problem solving, analytical, and possess customer service focus skills.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office and SharePoint
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal skills.
Data Scientist St Louis, MO 7759

Advantage Tech is looking for a Data Scientist for our St. Louis, MO Client. They have an immediate opening for a Business Intelligence Data Scientist. The candidate will partner with lines of business to apply programming, analytic & statistical modeling skills to help drive business strategies, tactics and results.

Primary duties include:
• Develops complex programming (SAS/SQL) code to extract data to help define, launch and evaluate business initiatives
• Analyzes data to identify opportunities, draw conclusions, make actionable recommendations and solve business issues
• Develop data models based on statistical, mathematical, and econometric theory to predict customer behavior patterns, this includes appropriate test and validation data sets
• Performs market analyses to identify opportunities, including combining market & customer data and mapping results for visual presentation

Requirements Include:
• Combines advanced business intelligence technical skills with business analysis skills to drive business results
• 2-4 years of business intelligence experience, including data analysis & data mining
• Creates predictive statistical models as required
• Advanced user of SAS statistical software or equivalent analytic tools
• Master’s degree in Data Analytics, Mathematics, Statistics or related quantitative field or work experience
• Strong knowledge of business. Excels at thinking strategically, working proactively with business partners, and understanding the drivers of business profitability. Experience in the financial services industry a plus.

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

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

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Sr. Java Developer Kansas City, KS 7757

Advantage Tech is searching for a Sr. Java Developer for their client based out of Kansas City.

Job Description:

The Java Developer will lead projects of limited scope and perform complex programming tasks with little or no assistance. Position does require leadership abilities and the capability of working cooperatively with all levels of management and staff. 

Essential Functions/Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Independently performs and guides, assist or mentor others, with data design, software coding, testing, debugging, documentation, and installation to the production environment in accordance with industry best practices and specific internal standards, procedures and methodologies. 
  2. The Java Developer needs to have experience in the full life cycle process including requirements gathering, customer/vendor contact, maintenance, development, troubleshooting, and problem resolution.
  3. They would need to know how to implement new software, upgrades and the regression testing before migrating to the production environment.
  4. Be able to work in a team approach working with database analyst, technical architects, senior consultants, operations folks and other developers. 
  5. Contribute to the design and architecture to enable secure, scalable, and maintainable software.
  6. Should be able to clearly articulate the implications of design/architectural decisions, issues and plans to technology leadership. 
  7. Develop reusable patterns and encourage innovation that will enable team velocity.
  8. Collaborate on the design with other team members and product owners, both inside and outside the team. 

Skills/Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of Java experience with 2 years as a lead developer 
  • 4 yr. Degree Required 
  • Experience in building design patterns and software engineering best practices 
  • Experience with J2EE, Javascript, JQuery, CSS, HTML, Eclipse, and Browser developer tool experience. 
  • Experience in SQL, relational database modeling and design. 
  • Experience in Unix / Linux and korn shell scripting is a plus.
DevOps Engineer Kansas City, MO 7679

Advantage Tech is searching for an experienced DevOps Engineer, to join their client based out of Kansas City, MO.

Job Summary:

We are looking for a DevOps Engineer to join the client's Cyderes team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for automating everything, identifying opportunities for optimization/stability, and exploring new ideas to better our services and products. The candidate should have experience working efficiently on small teams, being flexible in filling roles, and a strong understanding of cloud technologies (AWS, Azure, GCP).

 

The primary purpose will be to assist in the creation of the Cyderes platform, ensure the highest level of quality and stability, and integrate with developers to get functionality out as fast and stable as possible. Additionaly, the candidate will be responsible for the evangelizing emerging DevOps capabilities and tools both internally and externally.

 

Essential Functions:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions which includes:

  • Identify opportunities of improvement with the Cyderes platform
  • Troubleshoot and remediate any system/automation issues
  • Maintain and support a production FaaS/Containerized environment
  • Assist in development and maintenance of the Cyderes platform
  • Collaborate with development to improve CI/CD
  • Understand differences and strengths of each cloud based provider
  • Create scripts/code to assist in the devolpment of the Cyderes platform
  • Other duties as assigned

Competencies:

  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Technical Capacity
  • Consulting Skills
  • Business Acumen
  • Collaboration Skills
  • Communication Capacity

 

Work Environment:

  • This position can be remote. The ability to work on-site in Kansas City frequently is a strong plus to facilitate collaboration.

 

Requirements:

  • Experience supporting and/or creating a production environment
  • Experience working with other developers/engineers
  • At least 3 years working in the development/devops field
  • Cloud based environments (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Configuration management technologies (Terraform/Vagrant/Puppet/Chef/Ansible)
  • Containerization (Docker/RKT/Kubernetes)
  • Virtualization hypervisors (VMWare, Microsoft Hyper-V, XenServer)
  • Git and CI/CD tools (Spinnaker, Jenkins, GitHub, etc)
  • Orchestration platforms such as Demisto/Phantom Cyber
  • SOC based processes/technologies
  • Strong Networking Skills

 

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Network Security Analyst Kansas City, KS 7596

Advantage Tech is recruiting for a 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 seven (7) years’ experience in a Network Security related fields will be considered towards fulfillment of the requirements
  • Security certification such as CISSP, 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 CyberArk 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.
  • Knowledge of Checkpoint 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.

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. 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.*
  6. 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.*
  7. Monitor, build and maintain the SIEM server configuration, documentation and reporting for the NERC CIP standards.*
  8. Perform vulnerability scans and report findings to appropriate departments.
  9. Assist in the maintenance and configuration of network devices and hardening of the systems. *
  10. Provide security support/recommendations for the SCADA EMS system. *
  11. Develop security diagrams, reports, and policies 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. Perform other similar duties as assigned.
  16. Participate in 24x7x365 on-call rotation and to perform other reasonable duties as assigned by the Supervisor of EMS Maintenance.*

 

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.

UX Designer Omaha, NE 7522

The incumbent will conceptualize and communicate the visual navigational layout of user interfaces across multiple devices and provide systems analysis to ensure user needs are met. This position designs graphics, pages, forms, navigation schema, and conducts page-level, site-level, and product-level testing.

  • Combine research and design skills to understand the user needs to product concepts/solutions/designs that people want to use
  • Active throughout the entire requirements process; creates concepts based on stakeholder requirements and user feedback/surveys/focus groups
  • Generate product requirements; determine specifications, production timetables, pricing, and time-integrated plans for product introduction; develop marketing strategies

Qualifications

.net

Java

User design

Going into the websites to make sure it is logical for the user

Maybe a former graphic designer

More experienced 5+ years

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent related experience
  • Six years of experience in the field or related area
  • Six years of developing websites and applications
Test Engineer Omaha, NE 7521

Test Engineer 

Our Test Engineer performs integration, system, regression and performance testing for web, client/server and mobile applications as well as validate functional testing performed by developers.  This position will serve as an embedded team member with selected software development teams and provide support and coordination services as required.  Our Test Engineer will provide ongoing deployment, outage coordination services, perform post-deployment verification services load and stress testing, exploratory testing as well as automating manual testing.

 

  • Develop and execute manual and automated test scripts and high level test plans in conformance with established standards and best practices
  • Identify, track, report and escalate defects to software development teams, ITS leadership team and/or business partners
  • Capture, analyze and report testing metrics and trends for both manual and automated test results and associated defects in timely fashion
  • Build working knowledge of testing tools, processes and standards by staying abreast of Test Engineering best practices and industry trends
  • Provide ongoing deployment and outage coordination services and pro-actively communicate with participants and provide appropriate status updates
  • Perform exploratory testing and provide both qualitative and quantitative assessments of the product(s)
  1. Strong and practical (hands on) experience in automation testing and test development 
  2. Java / Cucumber 
  3. API Automation testing
  4. Continuous integration / Jenkins. Experience in creating automation frameworks using Selenium. Worked on behavior driven development in Cucumber.
  5. Strong SQL skills
  6. Not interested in a lead, however, the person should be able to own the build processes and work closely with the developers and other testers to resolve issues
  7. Provide guidance on the appropriate testing direction and proactively seek further ways in which the application can be tested
  8. Be able to recommend how to improve our current set of cases.

Would like to see some sample test cases they have written before interviewing. We will want the person to also go through our technical evaluation.

No sponsorship

Automated tester – Not looking for QA's

Experienced test engineers.  Cucumber, Gherkin, CI/CD practical experience, Java skills need to be strong

API automation testing and strong SQL is definitely needed.  

Security Engineer Omaha, NE 7421

 

 

 

JOB SUMMARY

The IT Security Engineer (ITSE) is responsible for ensuring IT security for the enterprise.  The ITSE works with the IT Security Director to develop an overall IT security posture for the client. This posture includes an IT security roadmap, standards, policies, procedures, and various technologies. The ITSE identifies risks, reports issues, enforces processes, proposes remediation steps, and implements various technical solutions. The ITSE is responsible for working with the IT security team and other IT staff to ensure the information security posture of the client. 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Support the planning, development and application of information security policies, procedures and standards.
  • Collaborate in reaching and maintaining compliance with various IT and regulatory standards.
  • Identify, recommend and implement measures to remediate risks using standard best practices.
  • Engineer, implement and monitor security measures to protect IT systems, networks and information.
  • Assist end-users and IT staff in providing solutions and training that meet business needs and align with the corporate Information Security posture.
  • Provide subject matter expertise on authentication, end points, network architecture and systems for IT security. 
  • Review current permissions and access levels on systems and file shares ensuring compliance with corporate identity management policies.
  • Review and validate current patching strategies.
  • Ensure standards are established and implemented to appropriately harden corporate IT systems. 
  • Work as part of a team to develop risk assessments of corporate infrastructure and applications.
  • Monitor IT systems and networks for intrusions or breaches and follow corporate incident response strategies in case of any suspected events.
  • Work with the IT Security Director to compose Incident Reports for incidents as needed.
  • Work with the IT Security Director and other key stake holders to regularly update corporate incident response strategies.
  • Work with the IT Security Director to develop and regularly report relevant metrics used to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of the IT security program.
  • Coordinate and lead IT technical personnel in implementation of the security solutions.
  • Collaborates with IT personnel to research and develop security solutions for the enterprise. 
  • Stay current on all developments in the IT security space, maintain applicable credentials, and educate fellow IT staff on new or developing threats and technologies. 
  • Other duties within and outside of IT security will be assigned as necessary. 

 

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Participate in other projects and initiatives as directed. 

 

DIRECT REPORTS

  • None.  This position is a collaborative member of the IT department. 

 

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Experience working and ensuring PCI compliance at an enterprise level with a distributed geographic footprint of more than 20 locations
  • Experience with various Security frameworks such as ISO 27001, CoBIT, NIST Cybersecurity Framework
  • Hands on Incident Response planning and reporting.
  • Knowledge of risk assessment tools, technologies and methods.
  • Experience with computer forensic tools, technologies and methods. 
  • Hands-on disaster recovery and business continuity planning, implementation, testing and documentation experience. 
  • Hands-on proficiency with security systems, including firewalls, IDS, IPS, AV, AM, DPI, SSL DPI, content filtering, etc.
  • Experience with scripting and automating processes, assessments and reporting. 
  • Hands-on proficiency with security testing and monitoring software such as: Tenable Nessus, Metasploit, InsightVM, Splunk, AlienVault, TripWire, etc. 
  • Experience with a logging management tool such as Splunk or Kiwi.
  • Experience with Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) systems (e.g. AlienVault, LogRhythm, etc.)  
  • Experience in evaluating and working with 3rd party and outsourced technology solutions providers for services such as logging, SIEM, remotely managed intrusion detection, etc. (e.g. SecureWorks, Solutionary, Sword & Shield, etc.)
  • Thorough understanding of the latest security principles, techniques and protocols. Familiarity with web-related technologies (applications, web services, SOAs) and related protocols. 
  • Effective interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate security issues to peers and management. 

 

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent work experience. 
  • 6+ years’ experience in enterprise systems and networking. 
  • At least 3 years’ proven progressive IT security experience, including IT security engineering in a geographically distributed enterprise.  

 

 

 

 

 

Java Developer Omaha, NE 7409

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

Responsibilities

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

Ideal Qualifications

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

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

Java Developer Omaha, NE 7408

Advantage Tech is seeking a Mid-Level Java Developer for a great company based in Omaha, NE.

Responsibilities:

  • Reviews, analyzes and modifies programming systems including encoding, testing, debugging and installing to support the organization's Java software applications.
  • Performs coding changes or develops new processes based on technical specifications.
  • Develops detailed design specifications and unit test plans for all code created or modified. Develops technical documentation.
  • Resolves technical issues through debugging and troubleshooting. 

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience in specific Java software development and experience in developing J2EE applications with: J2SDK 1.5+, EJB2.0+ or JSP Struts.
  • Experience also required in Java 1.7, EJB, JMS, Servlets, JDBC, SQL, and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Knowledge of the following: object oriented design; service oriented architecture, entity relationship diagrams, UML, testing frameworks, spring, restful services, and web services.
  • Brokerage and Freight Management industry experience. 
SAP Business Analyst Kansas City, MO 7402

The SAP Business Analyst will provide ongoing support, primarily using SAP expertise, provide global support as requested and create reports as needed using SAP BW and ABAP program language.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyze business requirements and work closely with users on development, configuration, and implementation of SAP applications, including customization, to fit business needs
  • Collaborate and consult with international colleagues and external service providers to deliver highly dependable, secure, and integrated solutions to the business
  • Work closely with business users and global IT on integration of non-SAP applications with ERP system
  • Translate business requirements into functional and technical scope and specifications
  • Identify opportunities and deliver system improvements and operational efficiencies to meet technical and business demands
  • Regularly liaise with users to provide system support, user training, and promote IT services
  • Communicate technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Serve as a key member on a global SAP team providing qualified support and consultancy services for MULTIVAC Group worldwide; and participate in global SAP roll-outs and other global projects

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, Business, or related field and a minimum of five years of direct SAP experience with demonstrable experience in MM, SD, and FI/CO (listed in order of importance). 
  • Strong technical, functional, and configuration knowledge in MM, SD, & FI/CO modules required. 
  • Experience in PP, PS, EWM, CRM/CS is a plus. 
  • Ability to manage projects independently required.  Experience in make-to-order production environments preferred.

Language Ability: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or associates of organization.

Math Ability: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

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

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should possess a thorough understanding of the value flows in SAP.  Strong technical, functional, and configuration knowledge in MM, SD, & FI/CO modules required (listed in order of importance).  Proficiency in Microsoft products including Office365, MS-SQL, and SharePoint; and strong working knowledge of ERP systems required.  Programming skills (ABAP, Fiori) are a plus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the associate is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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

The associate must occasionally lift and /or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The associate is frequently required to reach with hands and arms.  The associate is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

 

 

Senior Network Engineer Omaha, NE 7400

JOB SUMMARY: 

A Senior Network Engineer is responsible for maintaining the design and integrity of data network, including customer-facing hosted and cloud environments. They will provide expert technical assistance to team members with high-level system and networking needs. This role will be responsible designing, implementing and testing complex infrastructure in support of our company’s needs.

As a member of the Service Team, a Senior Network Engineer will provide onsite and remote support to any of our sites that have critical response time requirements for their business technology systems.  You will work independently and as part of a team to answer service desk calls, urgently analyze technical issues, address Level 2 escalations, work with the project manager on team related projects, and troubleshoot over the phone/onsite/via remote access.

Finally, this role will successfully demonstrate the skills required to secure and manage network infrastructures to protect productivity, mitigate threats, and reduce costs.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide technical services and support for the following areas:
    • Network level: WAN and LAN connectivity, routers, firewalls, and security
    • Internal systems, cloud and network infrastructure.
    • access solution support: VPN, Terminal Services, and Citrix
    • Remote monitoring and management of system alerts and notifications
    • Microsoft related technologies: Windows Server, Exchange, SQL, SharePoint
    • Virtualization technologies: VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft
  • Participate in the administration and maintenance of the remote monitoring and management system: update agent scripts, respond to alerts, monitor dashboard, and periodic system review. 
  • Provide technical support for and troubleshoot VOIP SIP gateways and other VOIP issues.
  • Work with Sales Team to Engineer projects, identify new products and solutions, and research solutions for existing clients
  • Document maintenance for all computer systems and network infrastructure
  • Communication with customers as required: keeping them informed of incident progress, notifying them of impending changes or agreed outages
  • Be available for other engineers and coach them to resolution
  • Provide exemplary customer service to co-workers and internal customers of the department.
  • Ensure the physical and logical security of the company’s information systems by adhering to established policies and procedures and best practices in the industry.
  • Perform business needs assessment and define, evaluate and recommend new or changes to existing technology and equipment.
  • Ensure integrity of fail-over systems.
  • Maintain configuration documentation of devices and inventory of equipment.
  • Manage and support outside consultants and vendors in troubleshooting issues and implementing changes to the environment.  Ensure proper procedures are followed.
  • Stay abreast of technology developments and make recommendations for continuous improvement.
  • Participate in network projects as both a project manager and a team member.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. 

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Collaboration and participation with other team members and company colleagues. 

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Industry Certifications:  e.g. CCNA, CCNP, CCDP, CCIE, WCNA, JNCIE-ENT, CCSA
  • Windows 2003/2008/2012 and Linux/UNIX experience required
  • Switching (Capacity Planning & VLAN’s)
  • Routing (OSPF, RIPv2, BGP)
  • WAN Technology (MPLS, VPLS, VPN)
  • Voice Technologies (POTS, VoIP, SIP Trunking)
  • Experience with: VPNs, VOIP, SIP Trunking, BGP, VLAN, Large Scale Wireless Deployments
  • Security solutions such as IDS/IPS, SIEM, Log management
  • Switching (Capacity Planning & VLAN’s)
  • Familiarity with: VPNs, VOIP, SIP Trunking, BGP, VLAN, Large Scale Wireless Deployments
  • F5, A10 and other load balancing solutions
  • Subnetting IPV4 networks and IP address management
  • Network design with VLANs and routing
  • Network protocols including TCP/IP, SSH, HTTPS, SCP
  • Deciphering packet captures using Cisco NAM or Wireshark
  • Troubleshooting Access Control Lists using Cisco IOS or NX-OS
  • Performing network management tasks using SolarWinds syslog and SNMP v3
  • Network Monitoring using WhatsUp Gold and other tools
  • Virtualizing a network with VLANs, VDCs, subnetting and VRF
  • Implementing Security Controls with solutions like TACACs, RADIUS, SSH, SCP

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Four year Bachelor of Science in a computer related field.
  • Five plus years experience in network administration.
  • Working knowledge of Local Area Networks, Wide Area Networks, PCs, and the Internet.
  • Experience with implementing and enforcing corporate security policies, including monitoring software.
Build and Release Engineer Lenexa, KS 7381

Advantage Tech is looking for an Software Engineer Build and Release for our client in Lenexa, KS.  Our Client is actively seeking a dedicated and highly motivated team-oriented person to fill the role of a build and release engineer supporting our software engineering and testing teams.  This hands-on and highly technical role will focus on managing the software build process, providing oversight for build/test environments, developing and supporting testing tools and status dashboards, influencing and shaping our continuous integration process, and ensuring our weekly release process is successful.  This role is a critical component of our engineering and testing process providing enhancement of the company’s superior technology and ensuring industry leading performance. 

Responsibilities:

The responsibility of the Build and Release Engineer will include oversight of the build process through automated scripts and source code management tools.  Responsibilities will extend to the configuration and maintenance of test tools and environments. 

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or other related field.
  • Experience with Unix/Linux hardware/software engineering environments and applicable Unix/shell scripting.
  • Experience with version control tools such as Git (preferred), Subversion, or other version control tools. 
  • Python development or scripting experience or a working knowledge of another dynamic scripting language and a willingness to learn Python. 
  • Understanding of database platforms such as: PostgreSQL (preferred), MySQL, or Oracle.   A working knowledge of SQL is necessary.
  • Knowledge of and experience with build tools such as Ant, Maven, or CMake.
  • Experience working in a continuous integration environment and with tools such as Jenkins or Bamboo.
  • Experience with the Atlassian tool set is a plus.
  • Ability to create and maintain scripts to support testing and build activities.
  • Working knowledge of Linux system administration.

 

The successful candidate will have excellent analytical skills, an exacting attention to detail, and an ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively within a cross functional team environment. 

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

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

#advantagetech

QA Analyst Omaha, NE 7379

We are looking for an Analyst – QA to join our web application development team.  As a key member of our Omaha team, the Analyst – QA will work on a cross functional Agile Development team.  Quality Assurance will be the primary focus of the Analyst – QA, but they must be proactive about leaning the skills and methods used across the various roles of the team to maximize their effectiveness in our Agile environment.

Product Summary:

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

Job Responsibilities:

  1. The analyst will operate as part of a cross functional Agile team. The day to day activities will be identified and prioritized by the product owner for that team.
  2. The team will meet daily to decide the highest priority work items and complete working, tested and production quality software before moving on to additional work.
  3. Analysts will be part of the team process of working with the product owner to estimate and break down the highest priority work item into smaller stories that can be completed within one iteration.
  4. Team members are expected to leverage their primary skill area, but be open to learning and helping with other skill domains with the focus on getting the team's work complete.
  5. Collaborate with team to decompose features into small pieces of working software that can be completed in a single iteration.
  6. Analyze acceptance criteria to create test cases for unit test, integration test, and acceptance tests.
  7. Research, recommend and implement a tool for creating automated test suites.
  8. Lead group in exploratory group testing.
  9. Work with external load, performance, and regression testing teams to provide required input to execute respective tests.
  10. Provide oral and written status to project lead and management.

Requirements of Qualified Candidate:

  1. Bachelor's degree required
  2. 5+ years of QA and testing experience within an enterprise-wide environment
  3. Strong background in software testing practices
  4. Experience writing automated tests for a web based product
  5. Clear communication – must be comfortable and willing to openly discuss work items within a cross functional team
  6. Cross Functional Skill Development – Quality assurance will be the candidate's main expertise, but they must be proactive about leaning the skills and methods used across the various roles of the team. Ability to contribute to the work when their primary skill is not necessary to advance the highest priority work items
  7. Knowledge of Quality Assurance and testing best and emerging practices
  8. Knowledge of Quality Assurance and testing best
  9. Other duties as assigned
Web Developer Omaha, NE 7378

Web Programmer

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

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

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

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

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

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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

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

Web Developer Omaha, NE 7377

Web Developer

Product Summary:

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

 

Job Responsibilities:

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

 

Requirements of Qualified Candidate:

  1. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, IT, Engineering or related technical field required or on pace to complete your degree by Summer 2018, relevant work experience will be considered
  2. 1-2 years of experience developing web and/or mobile applications with JavaScript, CSS, CSS3, HTML4, HTML5, Ajax, JQuery and other broadly used web development technologies
  3. Experience with Responsive Web Design
  4. Experience with JQuery and JQuery mobile
  5. Experience consuming JSON APIs in client-side frameworks and knowledge of cross browser issues
  6. Desire to build awesome user friendly web and mobile applications
  7. Ability to take feedback in stride with the end goal of building the best, easiest to use product, for our end users
  8. Working knowledge of Agile Process
  9. Experience with one or more server-side stacks
  10. Experience developing hybrid mobile applications, specifically with Cordova, not required, but desired
  11. Experience working with NativeScript and Angular, not required, but highly desired
  12. Clear communication – must be comfortable and willing to openly discuss work items within a cross functional team
User Interface Designer Omaha, NE 7376

User Interface Designer

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The ideal candidate is an all-around designer with both interaction and visual design skills to produce web applications. He/She will thrive in a fast-paced work environment that requires strong problem-solving skills and independent self-direction, coupled with an aptitude for team collaboration and open communication. 

This individual should have a passion for empathizing with the needs and behaviors of people, the business, and how to solve for them through design. 

The UI UX Designer will work as a user experience architect and user interface designer on our web application development platform in a fast paced, Agile environment.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Your portfolio needs to be better than our current work. We're looking for the best
  • Ability to bring create ideas to the team, present and defend recommendations, collect input, and deliver excellence
  • Strong eye for typography, color, and composition
  • Design user experience flow, wireframes and prototypes to help illustrate design concepts across all platforms (website, tablet and mobile)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and management; remain poised, professional and diplomatic under pressure
  • Passion for driving beautiful, intuitive consumer-friendly web applications and products
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently with high attention to detail
  • Desire and discipline to create and police visual brand continuity
  • Ample practical experience with current web technologies (HTML and CSS)
  • Demonstrated fluency in the design of responsive web experiences
  • Strong layout skill to organize and structure content elements in web page
  • Proficiency in Sketch, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InVision or other design tools
  • BA in Design, or similar background with 2+ Years of Design experience
Web Developer Lenexa, KS 6769

Advantage Tech is currently looking for a software engineer’s for our Lenexa KS Client.    Working in our client’s industry is exciting, “real-time” fast, always changing, and on the leading edge of technology. They only hire the best and brightest. If you consider yourself in the top ranks in your field of expertise then this would be an ideal place to put your talent to use.  Kansas City offers everything that a big city can provide without the big city hassle. 

Our Client produces tools to run some of the world’s largest in their industry.  They build websites that handle millions of requests per day, presenting high-quality market data to our members and the investing public.  They operate at the tip of the spear, maintaining the primary interface for command and control.  They are aggressive, yet agile.  They care about user experience, about code quality, testing and automation.

  

What We Want

  • Experience developing and deploying high-performance, data-driven websites
  • Experience with MVC web frameworks (Django preferred)
  • Experience with JavaScript
  • Experience with Python or experience in another language with a strong desire to learn Python
  • Familiarity with modern web standards, including HTML5 and CSS3
  • Experience with Linux or UNIX-like systems
  • Experience with Apache, PostgreSQL, or ExtJS is a plus
  • Experience with Python unit testing and full-stack web testing is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science or related field 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 advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities

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Technical Recruiter Overland Park, KS 6464

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

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

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

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

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

CORE BEHAVIORS:
– Positivity
– Teamwork
– Dependability
– Productivity

 

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

Job Type: Full-time

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Contractor Benefits

Employee Referral Program