KCITP Summer Career Fair Job Listings

Title Sponsor – Multi Service

Multi Service specializes in the design, implementation and management of commercial billing and payment solutions, specifically closed-loop, net pay programs. At Multi Service, we work with clients to identify specific credit requirements and transaction processing concerns in order to develop operational efficiencies that can foster business growth.

Multi Service was established in 1978 to provide specialized credit card services to the trucking industry. The Multi Service Fuel Card today offers a wide range of industry leading benefits which are specifically designed for fleets of smaller trucks. Since the company’s inception, a number of new payments-related products have been developed for the transportation industry, including private label parts and service programs, a European toll program, and pre-paid legal services.

Systems – Programmer (Oracle/Perl) (Experienced or Entry-Level)

The Programmer will be responsible for creating new applications as well as enhancing and maintaining existing applications. Programming environments include Perl, Oracle, XML, Linux, PL/SQL, C, JavaScript, HTML and CSS. The Programmer will be exposed to all areas of product development including design, coding, testing and implementation.

The following are the essential duties and responsibilities of the Programmer:
• Analyze requirements and work with Team Lead, Business Analysts and Data Architects on application design
• Work with Data Architect to develop high performing SQL and PL/SQL
• Stay current with Web Development, Perl and Oracle best practices
• Participate in both design and code peer reviews
• Provide application on-call support
• Accept and complete projects and other miscellaneous duties as assigned
• Document status and keep stakeholders informed of progress
• Maintain application performance, security and coding standards

We are looking for the following in the ideal candidate:
• College degree in Computer Science or equivalent education and experience developing browser based applications and web sites
• Applicants considered for the Experienced Programmer position must have 3+ years experience in Web development, Perl, XML and a RDBMS (Oracle preferred)
• Demonstrated ability to work in both a team and independent environments
• Detailed understanding of the software development process
• Familiarity with relational databases
• Excellent time management skills
• Attention to detail
• All candidates must have good interpersonal and communication skills

The following are additional, preferred qualifications for the Programmer position:
• Experience with Apache and LINUX
• Expert skill level in the following: PERL, JavaScript (including AJAX), HTML, CSS, SQL and XML
• Familiarity with JavaScript libraries such as YUI
• Familiarity with SQL performance tuning
• Familiarity with web design strategies such as Progressive Enhancement
• Familiarity with SOAP based services

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Program Management – Senior Business & Quality Assurance Analyst

Multi Service Corporation, a global transaction management company, specializing in billing and payment solutions, is looking for an ideal candidate for our Senior Business & Quality Assurance Analyst position in our Program Management department. The Analyst is responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of the life cycle for new features and functionality entering the program on behalf of external clients and internal stakeholders. Significant interaction with the Client and internal stakeholders will take place during these stages.

The responsibilities of the Senior Business & Quality Assurance Analyst are as follows:
• Work with internal and external stakeholder groups to identify new functionality and process improvement opportunities
• Develop business requirements for the systems solutions for those opportunities
• Perform cost/benefit analysis of requested changes to determine feasibility and value
• Work with the systems teams to develop systems resource estimates for program enhancements
• Manage the design and testing of new functionality with QA and user groups
• Develop implementation plans with internal and external stakeholders.
• Provide technical support for investigation of issues
• Prepare proposals to obtain approval to proceed with client’s billable requests (as needed)
• Meet regularly with the client to assess their needs and maintain the list of requests, providing regular updates on
program performance and functionality (as needed)
• Coordinate client User Acceptance Testing and facilitate client training events and sessions (as needed)

We are looking for the following in the ideal candidate:
• Experience or advanced education in financial transaction processing, internal controls, financial analysis, process and control development customer service, or web-based self-service applications
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Demonstrable success in development and installation of business process solutions impacting multiple stakeholders
• Demonstrations of leadership in implementations of projects or processes
• Client management experience
• High level of expertise in office productivity applications
• Demonstration of critical thinking and analytical skills
• Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and engage in multiple initiatives
• Demonstrated ability to work in both independently and in a team environments

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Program Management – Project Manager

Multi Service Corporation, a global transaction management company, specializing in billing and payment solutions, is looking for an ideal candidate for a Project Manager position in the Program Management department. The Project Manager is responsible for the planning, execution, and finalization of projects within the established timelines and budget. This includes coordinating resources in order to deliver projects according to plan. The Project Manager also defines the project’s objectives and oversees quality control throughout its life cycle.

The job responsibilities of the Project Manager are as follows:
• Liaison with all stakeholders and facilitate collaboration
• Create and execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
o Define project scope, goals, deliverables
o Identify resources needed and assign individual responsibilities
o Estimate hours and cost associated with project
• Manage day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope
• Review deliverables prepared by project resources before passing to client/user
• Ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately
• Track and report resource hours and expenses
• Manage project budget
• Manage scope and mitigate risk across projects
• Effectively communicate expectations to project team members and stakeholders
• Identify and manage project risks and critical path
• Track project milestones and deliverables and provide status report to management on a regular basis
• Manage release schedules and deliverables
• Manage all aspects of new program implementation and assist in turnover of program to Account Management after go-live

We are looking for the following in the ideal candidate:
• Comprehensive understanding of SDLC
• Highly motivated and organized
• High-level / forward-looking thinker
• Critical thinking and analytical skills
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Must be able to demonstrate ability to take an objective and devise and implement a viable plan of action in pursuit of the objective
• College degree preferred
• Knowledge of and experience with project management tools preferred
• Ability/willingness to modify working hours as needed to collaborate with international programming resources

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Program Management – Business Analyst/Quality Assurance Supervisor

Multi Service Corporation seeks a Supervisor for the Program Management department. The BA/QA Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the Business Analyst (BA) and Quality Assurance (QA) teams. The BA/QA Supervisor must have a strong technical background, and will organize and oversee completion of business requirements and testing.

The BA/QA Supervisor is ultimately responsible for ensuring that development is completed according to documented requirements, procedural and system efficiencies are created, and best practices are utilized. The BA/QA Supervisor should have a sound understanding of the technical and procedural aspects of the programs, as well as an understanding of user and client business needs.

Duties include but are not limited to:

• Oversee day to day duties of BA and QA teams
• Evaluate personnel and provide timely, constructive feedback regarding performance
• Coach and mentor team members
• Motivate and encourage employees
• Assist with and/or develop business requirements specifications as needed
• Identify and pursue training opportunities for personnel
• Ensure testing of new and existing functionality is completed as needed
• Ensure Business Analysts are identifying opportunities and solutions for creating systematic and procedural efficiencies
• Set the tone for BA and QA groups by being positive, communicative, responsive, motivated, supportive and taking initiative to make improvements
• Assist BA or QA with issue resolution when needed
• Manage timelines and risks for meeting deadlines and report these to management on a regular basis
• Establish effective working relationships with Systems, Project Management, Account Management, and internal User Groups
• Work with the QA team to devise and complete testing plans for all releases

Required attributes and skills:

• Ability to perform data analysis to establish trends and determine opportunities for improvement and growth
• Highly motivated and organized
• High-level / forward-looking thinker
• Critical thinking and analytical skills
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to manage and grow teams
• Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Must be able to demonstrate ability to take an objective and devise and implement a viable plan of action in pursuit of the objective
• College degree preferred
• Ability/willingness to modify working hours as needed to collaborate with international programming resources

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Web Application Coordinator

The Web Application Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the existing infrastructure as well as develop new technologies. The ideal candidate must display excellent written and oral skills with demonstrated interpersonal and organization abilities. A candidate for this position must be able to work in a varied, fast paced environment. Flexibility and tolerance is a necessity

Duties and Requirements:
• Maintain and enhance existing Web applications and all internal systems are integrated.
• Perform complete testing of Web applications unit and system, engaging users as necessary.
• Conduct all user acceptances testing, and report results.
• Design and implement user-driven templates, databases and interfaces for ease of use.
• Develop database-driven Web interfaces for rapid, real-time information sharing.
• Develop external Web portals allowing users to input and retrieve accurate information.
• Participate in dynamic priority setting sessions as the summer season unfolds.
• Candidate must be a team player and willing to teach and to learn.

Essential Skills:
• Experience programming in Perl, PHP and ASP.
• Able to work independently and efficiently to meet deadlines.
• Able to promptly answer support related email, phone calls and other electronic communications.
• Self motivated, detail-oriented and organized.
• Experience with hardware and software issues.
• Proficient in Internet related applications such as E-Mail clients, FTP clients and Web Browsers.
• Excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal and organizational skills.
• The ability to communicate and teach non-technical users a must.
• Bachelors degree in computer science, MIS, or related experience preferred.

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Gold Sponsor- DST

DST Systems, Inc. provides sophisticated information processing and computer software services and products that help clients improve productivity, increase efficiency, and provide higher levels of customer service. Founded in 1969 as a division of Kansas City Southern Industries, DST was established to develop an automated recordkeeping system for the mutual fund industry. DST has supported the industry’s continued growth and is the largest provider of third-party shareholder recordkeeping services in the United States today.

Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, DST is a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange (Symbol: DST) that employs approximately 11,000 associates, both domestically and internationally.

Sr. Project Leader

Argus Health Systems, Inc., a privately held joint venture of DST Systems, Inc., is the leading independent provider of health care information management services to some of the nation’s leading health care providers.
Our customers include, managed care organizations, government organizations, pharmacy benefit managers, and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Argus Health Systems is seeking a Sr. Project Leader who will be based in Kansas City, MO.
• A minimum of 3 years of Project Management experience
• Strong communication skills (written, verbal, and facilitation/presentation)
• Proven ability to manage small to medium projects
• Detail oriented
• Strong analytical skills
• Ability to work on call rotation (1-2 times per quarter)
• Ability to travel up to 25%
• Previous Healthcare Industry experience
• PMP Certified
Sr. Project Leaders primarily function as project managers for new customer implementations and strategic project initiatives; these projects typically involve higher financial exposure, longer project duration, greater scope and complexity level, and higher business or customer impact. Sr. Project Leaders provide advanced product knowledge and technical understanding to ensure efficient design, development, and implementation. They propose and manage project budgets, project plans, resources, deliverables, and scope changes using established change control methodologies. Sr. Project Leaders are expected to manage multiple projects simultaneously using Argus’ defined project management approach. Sr. Project Leaders are the primary contact for the customer and are accountable for managing the customer relationship during the project. They understand the impact of changes to the project and can communicate the impact to the customer, project team, steering committee, and executive project sponsor(s). Sr. Project Leaders gather, define, and document business requirements and assist with technical design requirements; perform risk assessments; recommend products/services alternatives and/or current systems enhancements; assist sales and marketing with inquiries, demonstrations, or presentations; identify additional revenue opportunities; and provide cross-selling support. Sr. Project Leaders mentor and offer guidance and assistance to Project Leaders. Argus offers a complete benefits package, which includes medical and dental insurance, relocation assistance, educational reimbursement, and more.

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Sr. Application Analyst


• 2 years experience supporting project development methodologies
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Previous client facing experience
• High school diploma or equivalent


• 4 years experience supporting project development methodologies
• Prior experience working on web development projects
• Post-secondary education in a business or computer-related field of study

The SalesConnect Team at DST is looking for a Sr. Application Analyst to lead small development projects. Primary duties include working either with external clients or the SalesConnect operations team to gather and document requirements. As part of the development team, they will assist with all aspects of the project, including the testing and implementation of the enhancements.

Sr. Application Analysts participate in the initiation, requirements, design, testing, and conversion/implementation phases of a project. They are typically assigned responsibility for full life cycle participation on smaller scope projects. Under minimal supervision, Sr. Application Analysts conduct comprehensive client interviews to research, analyze, and produce accurate and thorough project documentation and deliverables. Sr. Application Analysts demonstrate a solid understanding of DST’s products, business processes, and development life cycle for which they are assigned. Sr. Application Analysts demonstrate technical proficiency with various software tools, utilities, methodologies, and concepts. For the most complex issues, Sr. Application Analysts will seek advice, assistance, and validation from a more experienced analyst or project lead.

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Java Engineers

DST is seeking Java Engineers/Java Software Project Leaders to enhance the current portfolio of web applications and desktop tools.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Serve as a technical member of the development team and interact with our business partners
• Define application architecture requirements and design
• Support existing web applications by performing continuous improvement upgrades, minor enhancements and technology migration
• Work with other skilled team members to develop high quality systems that meet user expectations
• Effectively manage daily tasks to meet the key deliverables within the software development lifecycle

Primary Requirements for Developers:
• Hands-on experience with web application design using Java, JavaScript, HTML/JSP, SQL and CSS
• Prior experience in a technical role
• Strong analytical problem-solving skills and interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively on cross-functional product teams
• Experience in design patterns and practices, UML design modeling, and object-oriented frameworks
• Experience with Data Stage, FLEX and YUI would be beneficial
Primary Requirements for Project Leaders:
• Project management experience
• Team lead experience
• Development skills in Java and Web
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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PeopleSoft Developer

This individual will be responsible for implementation, support, and creating documentation for a new modeling tool for managing budgets, forecasts and profitability analysis. In addition, this individual will provide development and maintenance support for the PeopleSoft Financials application. The modules include General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Billing, Purchasing, Asset Management, Project Costing, Cash Management and Expenses.

• 5 years PeopleSoft development experience.
• 3 years PeopleSoft Financials development experience.
• Strong knowledge of SQL and relational database principles.
• Strong communication and problem-solving skills.
• Knowledge of the financial business process.
• 1+ years development experience working with multidimensional databases.
• 1+ years design experience with data modeling.
• Experience supporting Contributor or other budget/forecasting tool
• Advanced MDX skills.
• Advanced SQL skills and tuning experience.
• Knowledge of Cybermation’s ESP Scheduler.
• Knowledge of Quest’s Stat change control and migration software.
• Experience monitoring and supporting a batch schedule.
• Understanding of HTML, or previous experience in web design.
• Familiarity with general software change control methodologies.

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Sr Database Architect (SQL Server)

Associates in this role will be the primary source for guiding developers and architects on best practices for Microsoft SQL Server development, driving the overall database structure, and keeping database interaction and design tuned.

-Minimum of 3 years data modeling or other data or object-related work experience demonstrating knowledge of database management systems and data management tools.
-5+ years design and/or development experience with Microsoft SQL Server
-Proven success with complex data design
-Superior tuning skills
-High school diploma or equivalent professional experience
-Post-secondary education in a computer-related field of study
-3+ years experience independently producing successfully implemented data or object models
-8+ years Microsoft SQL Server experience
-Demonstrated knowledge of database management systems, data management tools, and structured analysis techniques, principles, and methodologies
-previous work experience in an Agile/Scrum environment

Sr. Database Architects establish, maintain, and manage large and complex data architectures for multiple business domains, functional divisions, and/or product areas. They evaluate and make recommendations to senior product management and applications architects on product data features, re-engineering opportunities, and the overall direction of data or object architectures. Sr. Database Architects ensure the adequacy of models and designs that have high business, substantial performance, or long-term directional impact. Sr. Database Architects direct and oversee the analysis and design of meta data solutions. They design and/or lead the design for data structures with a high degree of reuse and flexibility. Sr. Database Architects analyze the most complex business requirements and create or give direction to less experienced analysts on constructing virtually any form of business or logical data or class models. They demonstrate the highest degree of knowledge in product data subjects and provide consulting to project teams, other data analysts, senior management, and may interface directly with external clients as required. Sr. Database Architects consistently develop data deliverables with a high degree of proficiency. They also perform reverse engineering and data restructuring activities and may be accountable for large data mapping and data conversion projects. Sr. Database Architects serve as a trainer, mentor, and technical go-to resource for less experienced data analysts and architects. They may also supervise and/or direct the work of data technicians and/or analysts.

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Silver Sponsor – Ascend Learning

Poised to double in size over the next two years, Ascend Learning, LLC is a global leader providing online education, assessment, remediation, certification and e-learning solutions for the post-secondary academic market specifically serving the nursing, allied health, sports medicine, public safety, and the financial services industries.

Ascend Learning, LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. No agency or search firm submissions will be accepted. Applications for U.S. based positions with Ascend Learning, LLC must be legally authorized to work in the United States and verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

.Net Developer/CRM Support

We are searching for a CRM (customer resource management) developer in our Information Technology department. The CRM Developer will have responsibility for enhancing, supporting and maintaining Ascend Learning’s utilization of Microsoft’s Dynamics CRM product. Reports to the Manager of Integration Services.

Required Candidate Experience & Qualifications:

* 3+ years of .Net programming experience
* Experience working in .Net framework 3.5
* ASP. Net experience
* Strong object oriented skills
* Strong SQL background
* BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
* Dynamics CRM experience
* System Integration Experience
* SSRS experience
* Comfortable in an agile development environment
* Must have strong communication skills and be successful working independently.

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Enterprise .NET Architect

Helping to develop our products and infrastructure for our nursing student and nurse educator clients, the .Net Enterprise Architect will be critical in creating web based learning environments. Required Candidate Experience and Qualifications:

* At least 5 years related technology experience in architecting and leading technology platforms including .NET 3.x framework, C, ASP.NET, SQL Server
* Experience building applications. Must have both web design experience.
* Work experience should involve technical consulting, solution design, project envisioning, planning, development, deployment, and management
* Must have demonstrated analysis and communication skills connecting technology and business problems
* Deep technical knowledge that allows integrating portions of technology that support a single technology area, but also possess a breadth of knowledge in multiple technology areas that allows knowledge regarding integrating between the various technologies in use in an enterprise environment
* Can speak the language of business, the language of architecture and the language of technology

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IT Support Analyst

Working as a member of Ascend Learning’s internal IT organization to support Ascend employees with their usage of desktop, laptop, smart phones, VOIP phones and other telecommunications systems the IT Support Analyst is a critically important contributor towards Ascend’s aggressive growth goals. Specific responsibilities of the IT Support Analyst include:

* Ability to work with individuals with a wide range of computer skills, specifically when communicating technical information.
* Ability to provide support for large enterprise level organization
* Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
* Excellent organizational skills & attention to detail.
* Ability to provide excellent customer service
* MCP Microsoft Certified Professional Certification
* 2+years detail oriented experience in an IT Help Desk environment
* Experience with Remote Desktop or other remote assistance applications
* Experience with Active Directory
* Experience with Microsoft Exchange Server
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Silver Sponsor – Cerner

Cerner is the leading U.S. supplier of healthcare information technology solutions that optimize clinical and financial outcomes. Around the world, health organizations ranging from single-doctor practices to entire countries turn to Cerner (NASDAQ: CERN) for our powerful yet intuitive solutions. Cerner offers clients a dedicated focus on healthcare, an end-to-end solution and service portfolio, and proven market leadership.

Technical Support Analyst

Cerner’s Technical Support Analysts are on the front lines, troubleshooting and providing support for clients and the Cerner associates working directly on client projects. The Technical Support Analyst is an expert in field investigation and the successful resolution of service requests. They are also responsible for developing education/knowledge transfer materials, providing documentation for requirements modeling and functional design, testing products, and delivering the highest level of service to Cerner clients. Additional role responsibilities for the Technical Support Analyst include investigating and resolving service requests; developing educational content; conducting solution testing; supporting one Cerner solution and understanding and articulating the impact of solution functionality options available, solution integration and database design decisions.

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Systems Engineer

Cerner is the leading U.S. supplier of healthcare information technology solutions that optimize clinical and financial outcomes. Around the world, health organizations ranging from single-doctor practices to entire countries turn to Cerner (NASDAQ: CERN) for our powerful yet intuitive solutions. Cerner offers clients a dedicated focus on healthcare, an end-to-end solution and service portfolio, and proven market leadership.

The System Engineer is responsible for the daily, weekly, and monthly activities required to keep a client system running at peak performance. In addition, the System Engineer is the first line of contact with the client and should be in attendance for all weekly calls, as the primary objective is client satisfaction and system uptime. The System Engineer is responsible for a variety of technical tasks, in addition to following all process and procedures, escalating issues as necessary, and creating/updating all documentation necessary. The System Engineer needs a strong understanding of core Microsoft technologies including Windows 2003 Server, Active Directory, basic core network concepts, and troubleshooting skills. Experience with AIX, VMS, Citrix Metaframe CPS 4.0, J2EE web application servers such as WebSphere Application Server (WAS), or Oracle Application Server (OAS) and Apache web servers beneficial.

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Software Engineer

Cerner is the leading U.S. supplier of healthcare information technology solutions that optimize clinical and financial outcomes. Around the world, health organizations ranging from single-doctor practices to entire countries turn to Cerner (NASDAQ: CERN) for our powerful yet intuitive solutions. Cerner offers clients a dedicated focus on healthcare, an end-to-end solution and service portfolio, and proven market leadership.

As a Software Engineer at Cerner you will be involved in the development of our solutions within a specified team. On this team you will responsible for writing and troubleshooting Java applications in order to meet specific requirements. As an important part in the quality of our solutions, you will be asked to participate in peer to peer code reviews prior to deployment. Even though this role will be primarily developing new code you will also be asked to work on defects, provide input on functional design, testing, and troubleshooting as needed. Software is written in a test-driven-development fashion utilizing and Agile process. Cerner is a results driven company and you will be expected to complete projects according to predetermined deadlines. In this role you will be part of a team that reports to a Software Architect that will provide guidance and professional development to further your career.

Cerner Corporation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug-free workplace.

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Silver Sponsor – H&R Block

Senior Software Engineer

Provides technical expertise to design and develop software components and products that support H&R Block business applications. Uses tools, languages, coding standards and best practices to develop new product features and maintain year-over-year product functionality and enhancements. Creates and executes unit tests and addresses defects. Works closely with the QA, UX and other related teams to ensure consistent understanding of requirements and approach.
In addition, assists in planning and implementation of a strategic direction for the product.

This services layer is not exposed directly to the outside world directly as Web pages. Rather, this group concentrates on design, development and implementation of web services that interface our external data and service vendors, internal databases to internal Web applications developed by other development groups within Block for display and use by external and internal customers. This is a fast moving and dynamic development group with new technologies being introduced year after year.

• Designs, develops and maintains complex software components
• Creates and maintains documentation of design approaches
• Creates and maintains documentation on internal architecture of the system. Provides direction in architectural changes in the system.
• Proposes product design features to support scalability, usability and better performance.
• Leads technical design and code reviews for all new enhancements and maintenance work delivered by the development team.
• Understands complex business and functional requirements and provides direction in technical specifications and product requirements.
• Establishes best practices in coding and development within the team. Ensures consistency of the use of best practices within the team. Designs and develops reusable code components.
• Creates, maintains and executes complex unit test and alpha test plans
• Maintains and improves current knowledge on the latest technologies relevant to the role regarding algorithms, language, design methodology, third party development tools, application platforms, hardware compatibility and operating systems.
• Mentors and coaches other team members on the latest technological advances within the current technology used.

Education / Experience
• Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in systems development or related area or the equivalent through a combination of education and work experience.
• Five to six years IT experience to include short-term and long-range planning, budgeting, systems analysis and design
• Experience in data and process modeling of business requirements.
• Knowledge and experience of relational database technology.
• Knowledge of all phases of the systems development life cycle.
• Exposure to client/server and/or web development.
• Demonstrated decision making, analytical and problem solving skills.
• Demonstrated effective time management, planning and organization skills with the ability to successfully handle multiple tasks, projects and priorities in a fast paced matrix-managed environment.
• Experience using software applications such as Visio, Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
• Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Strong presentation and facilitation skills necessary to communicate and persuade a wide range of audiences.
• Knowledge of implementing Java web services using SOAP.
• In depth knowledge of multiple Java services-related frameworks including XML, EJB, Spring, Mule, CXF, Hibernate, Tibco EMS and Oracle databases.
• XCode, iPhone SDK, Objective C, Cocoa – 3+ years
• Google Android SDK – 1+ year One non-mobile development platform (Java , Microsoft.NET, C#, C++) – 3+ years

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Senior Infrastructure Engineer

The Senior Infrastructure Engineer participates in developing an Enterprise approach to system specification, engineering, operational, administrative, capacity management, maintenance and support services for the H&R Block information technology infrastructure. The Sr. Infrastructure Engineer scope of control will include one the following:
• Data Network Engineer, Design and 3rd Level Troubleshooting
• Understanding of Telecommunication Systems Connectivity
• Understanding of Information Security Practices and Connectivity
The position will be responsible for supporting and engaging in activities in the areas of technical support escalation, internal resource application, operational logistics, incident and problem resolution services resulting in deployments with optimal Mean Time to Restore (MTTR) and Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) characteristics.


• Participate in as appropriate the engineering and deployment planning of infrastructure systems for IT and business customers. Contribute to the proactive identification of automation opportunities in workflow, electronic information availability, and new systems management tools.
• Proactively engage as the Tier 3 escalation point to satisfy requests for new applications or functionality or resolve system, software or hardware deficiencies in existing systems. These actions may include initiating technical research, presenting and leading a corrective plan of attack, interface with vendors for additional analysis, or executing a system recovery in the case of failure.
• Provide timely and consistent communication on overall systems status and operational issues as required by support and customer groups.
• Assure quality workmanship is performed by utilizing industry best practices and following H&R Block corporate standards and guidelines.
• Participate in and lead as appropriate efforts to define and implement proactive fault detection and capacity monitoring systems. Lead activities that actively review configuration to assure these systems quickly and accurately detect and mitigate incidents/problems through proper testing and maintenance. (i.e., CPU, Disk, Memory utilizing H&R Block corporate systems and standards.)
• Assure optimum systems performance by implementing and following sound system tuning practices, swift fault isolation and rigorous problem resolution management.
• Participate/lead in the planning, development and execution of backup and recovery services.
• Provide efficient and effective project assistance to the internal and external H&R Block user community. Provide input that identifies hardware and software requirements, alternatives, implementation of solutions, and expanded use of network systems.
• Provide training, advice, operational guidance and development support on applicable hardware and software solutions to customer groups as well as junior members of the team.
• Ensure procedures and industry best practices on performance, confidentiality, integrity, and availability of applicable systems or solutions are being utilized within the Enterprise.
• Lead the development and maintenance of security, contingency and system documentation of systems including diagrams, schema logical and physical layouts.
• CCIE Routing/Switching certification or passed written exam a plus.
• 5 plus years experience with routing and other protocols such as: OSPF, BGP, IGRP, Serial, Frame Replay, IP RIP, VLANs, RIP, Ethernet, Access Lists.
• Project planning tools and techniques including resource allocation, time management, cost/benefit analysis.
• Practical experience with Process mapping tools and techniques.
• Quality assurance techniques and protocols.
• Information technology implementation and management methodologies.
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent through a combination of education and work experience.
• Eight years experience in a position requiring IT technical problem solving skills.
• In-depth understanding of inter-operational relationships of various infrastructure components of an IT infrastructure including but not limited to server systems, storage technology, network technology, information security and operational knowledge of application tools.
• Strong analytical ability, including network and network systems design, capacity planning, operations methodology, and error detection and resolution techniques.
• Ability to manage rapidly shifting priorities and workloads.
• Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills and customer service skills.
• Basic experience with Windows XP, 2000 and 2003 Advanced Server.
• 5 plus years experience with routing and other protocols such as: OSPF, BGP, IGRP, Serial, Frame Replay, IP RIP, VLANs, RIP, Ethernet, Access Lists.
• 5 plus years experience with LAN/WAN protocols such as: TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, SMTP, SNMP, WINS.
• Experience with Cisco VPN concentrators.
• Working knowledge of SSL VPNs on Cisco ASA’s.
• Working knowledge of Cisco SPA modules 65xx chassis.
• Working knowledge of enterprise management/monitoring applications such as CiscoWorks, Openview, SolarWinds and Netscout (nGenius Performance Manager).
• Experience with basic network design, and documentation .
• Working knowledge of F5 BigIP and Ace Module
• Working knowledge of firewall components including Crossbeam, Blue Coat and Cisco ASA’s.

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Senior Database Administrator

Works closely with Sr. and/or Lead Database Administrator and provides technical expertise in the planning, design, implementation, and maintenance of database management systems (DBMSs) that support H&R Block business applications. Install and maintain DBMS software. In addition provide day-to-day monitoring, optimizing, database maintenance, and developer support. Develops backup and recovery procedures, both from an application view point as well as disaster recovery. Assists other DBAs with database security requirements.

• Reviews and understands data models and ensures those models are mapped effectively and efficiently into physical data models that take advantage of the characteristics of the specific database management system (DBMS).
• Manages the storage requirements for database. Monitor space usage and develop thresholds to signal a need to increase space.
• Monitors application databases to optimize database performance and resource usage. Maintains development, test, and production DBMS environments.
• Monitors and maintains database security and database software, in cooperation with data security administrators.
• With other DBA, suggests advice to applications programmers oon the effective use of database languages; advises on troubleshooting, exception processing needs, and other data management issues.
• Monitors and manages database backups, logs, and journals; installs, maintains, and upgrades database software. With other DBA assistance, restores and/or recovers data as required. With other DBA assistance, restores and/or recovers data as required.
• Creates procedures and maintains various database related documents.
• Serves as the backup on-call DBA for assigned projects, may provide 24 hour on-call support.
• Improves current DBMS knowledge with respect to relevant state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems.
• Begins to work more independently, relying less on Sr. and/or Lead DBA interaction.
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or the equivalent through a combination of education and work experience.
• Five years DBA experience with PostgreSQL Relational Database Management System including database implementation, tuning, troubleshooting and maintenance.
• Two years DBA experience with Relational Database Management Systems (Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle) including database implementation, tuning, troubleshooting and maintenance.
• Five years experience with industry standard operating systems (UNIX, MS Window, Linux).
• Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
• Teamwork skills
• In depth SQL knowledge
• UNIX/LINUX scripting
• Exposure to UNIX/LINUX Admin experience
• Data Analysis experience a plus

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Silver Sponsor – Service Management Group

Service Management Group (SMG) is a rapidly growing customer experience research and consulting firm headquartered in Kansas City, MO. We are recognized on the Honomichl List as one of the Top 50 Market Research Firms in the United States, and we currently partner with clients in more than 50 countries. SMG works with the best retail and restaurant brands in the world, and we have significant growth opportunities in the U.S. and abroad. Our executive team is comprised of influential entrepreneurs and alumni from the best strategy and technology consulting firms.

SMG offers a casual work environment. Compensation and benefits are competitive and include the opportunity for an annual bonus. SMG offers an unmatched working environment in the heart of the Kansas City Crossroads Art District.

Quality Assurance Analyst

Service Management Group (SMG) is looking for a Quality Assurance Analyst with strong analytical skills to ensure quality across all of SMG’s deliverables by implementing and facilitating efficient QA processes and techniques.
Responsibilities include:
• Creating and executing tests for ongoing software development projects
• Identifying and reporting bugs, inconsistencies and anomalies
• Track record of successful process improvement initiatives
• Experience with testing web applications
• Relational Database knowledge
• Experience with automated testing tools and practices is highly recommended
• Experience with ad-hoc/exploratory testing
• Understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)

Requirements include:
• 2-4 years of professional experience in a QA role
• Excellent communication skills
• Effective in a team environment
• Passionate in pursuit of industry knowledge and best practices

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Web Developer

We are looking for an experienced Web developer. This position will work with the current web development team in maintaining and enhancing current enterprise web applications, as well as developing new web applications.

Responsibilities include:
• Designs, develops and maintains software components.
• Creates and maintains documentation of design approaches.
• Creates and maintains documentation on internal architecture of the system.
• Participates in technical design and code reviews for all new enhancements and maintenance work delivered.
• Understands business and functional requirements and produces technical specifications and product requirements.
• Assess work required and provide formal estimates of effort to satisfy requirements.
• Follow and work with senior software engineers to enforce coding standards based on best practices in development.
• Creates, maintains and executes unit test and alpha test plans
• Maintains and improves current knowledge on the latest technologies relevant to the role regarding algorithms, language, design methodology, third-party development tools, application platforms, hardware compatibility and operating systems.

Requirements include:
• 4+ years of professional experience in medium to large scale web development running on a SQL Server back end
• Advanced knowledge of VB.Net, C#, OOD/OOA
• Experience with querying SQL Server via ASP.Net
• Strong SQL (stored procedures, complex views, etc.)
• SQL optimization
• Advanced JavaScript experience
• Strong communication skills
• Ability to collaborate with team members
• Attention to detail
• Desire to learn new technologies

SMG offers a casual work environment, great benefits, and competitive salary. This is a great opportunity for an accounting professional looking forward to further their career with an exciting and growing company.

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SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Developer

The SSRS Developer reports to the Development Supervisor and is primarily responsible for creating custom SSRS reporting solutions for larger or more advanced client projects. Secondary responsibilities include programming for internal projects and external projects in various languages such as C#, T-SQL, VBA. This position also provides general technical advice and support to internal and external clients. The position will require someone that is comfortable working in a very fast paced, client focused environment. The incumbent receives moderate supervision, but is expected to work independently much of the time.

The Operations department is responsible for all information technology for the company. This includes IT infrastructure, telephony infrastructure, support for special departmental needs (finance, sales, remote offices, etc.) and desktop support. Responsibilities also include creation of web, database, and other reporting systems programming. A secondary function is building management.

Primary Responsibilities

* Work with multiple project teams and clients to determine programming project specifications, work plans, quality assurance plans, and timelines for client projects.
* Provide mentoring to less experienced developers.
* Create, populate, and maintain database objects as needed for projects.
* Perform programming and/or program maintenance according to project specification.
* Test, debug, repair, and retest programs. Continue this iterative process until programs are error free.
* Lead departmental efforts to continuously refine and improve our technical systems and programming methods to achieve greater efficiency, speed, and accuracy as assigned.
* Assist other SMG staff on projects, both internal and client related, that are not direct assignments (when schedule allows).
* For all the above activities, manage own schedule, with oversight from supervisor.

Minimum Requirements

* Advanced knowledge of general relational database concepts.
* Knowledge of basic math and descriptive statistics.
* Knowledge of advanced programming concepts.
* Expertise in SSRS and T-SQL with an emphasis on reporting tools.
* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others working on project teams.
* Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field and/or 2+ years of experience related to this position.
* Experience with MS SQL Server, including Enterprise Manager, .Query Analyzer, tables, views, indexes, store procedures, database access using MS models (DAO, ADO, ODBC)

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Bronze Sponsor- Commerce Bank

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Commerce Bancshares, Inc. operates as a super-community bank offering an array of sophisticated financial products delivered with high-quality, personal customer service. The Company’s customer promise ask listen solve is not just its brand, but also its corporate focus. With this platform, Commerce is continually building its long-term franchise while paying strict attention to asset quality and expense management. Commerce provides a full range of financial products to consumer and commercial customers including: lending, payment processing, trust, brokerage and capital markets services. Serving its customers from 214 full-service branches and 412 ATMs in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Oklahoma and Colorado and commercial offices throughout the nation’s midsection, Commerce uses a variety of delivery platforms including an expansive ATM network, full-featured online banking and a central contact center.

Security Lead IV

This position will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day functions of the network security team and manage up to six employees. This position will also be required to support and implement technical controls within the Information Security infrastructure and will be responsible for supporting intrusion detection systems, network firewalls, malware detection platforms, password vaults, federated identity management solutions, etc. Other duties will include project management, mentoring to those as assigned, produce written reports of findings, risk, and recommendations, and assist with further development of information security practices and standards. Candidate must be willing to be on an oncall rotation 24×7.

Qualifications Required: Candidate must have the following:

* Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years information security work experience.
* Must hold CISSP or comparable certifications.
* Must have experience with LDAP security.
* Must have experience with Password Vault solutions.
* Must have experience with Access Management Software such as Tivoli.
* Must have experience with antivirus solutions such as Symantec, McAfee, etc.
* Must have experience with federated identity standards and solutions such as Ping Idendity, SAML, etc.
* Must demonstrate experience with vulnerability scanning tools such as Nessus, FoundStone, Fortify, DevInspect, AppScan, and WebInspect.
* Must have 3+ years experience administering Intrustion prevention systems, network, web, and database firewall technology.
* Familiarity with sendmail, DNS, Open SSH, encryption algorithms, etc.
* Candidate must demonstrate advanced network troubleshooting skills.

Additional Qualifications Preferred: In addition to the above, a preferred candidate would have the following:

* 5+ years experience with security architecture design and consulting.
* CEH (Certified Ethical hacker) or comparable certifications.
* Experience with implementation and monitoring of SIEM technology.
* Experience with management and monitoring of intrusion detection systems.
* Experience with writing security policies and procedures.

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Bronze Sponsor- Digital Evolution Group

Digital Evolution Group

Digital Evolution Group is a full-service e-consultancy dedicated to helping its clients achieve success with Internet-focused solutions. We fuse design talent and engineering skill with the rare ability to translate business objectives into ingenious online strategies. Our highly entrepreneurial, collaborative, and dynamic environment is the perfect place for smart, motivated people to make an impact. With competitive benefits and a dedication to work-life balance, we are also a great place to come to work.

Founded in November 1999, Digital Evolution Group is ranked as one of the top web development firms in the mid-west region according to The Kansas City Business Journal and Ingram’s Magazine and has been ranked in the top 100 fastest growing companies in Kansas City several years in a row. Digital Evolution Group was also recently ranked as one of the top ten best places to work. The company is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas – a suburb of Kansas City.

Senior .NET Engineer

Digital Evolution Group is seeking a Senior .NET Engineer to develop comprehensive enterprise level Internet, Intranet, custom applications and SharePoint based solutions for a diverse group of nationally known companies. Applicants must have at least 5 years demonstrated experience building database-driven web-based applications. In addition to some level of relevant technology domain expertise, this individual must have proven project management skills and be able to contribute meaningfully to client deliverables and proposals. This is an exciting opportunity as we are in the process of experimenting with and adopting newer technologies, coding best practices and Agile methodologies. Greenfield development is commonplace and innovation is encouraged.


• Experience developing web applications with .NET Framework, C#, ASP.NET and SQL Server
• Thorough understanding of object-oriented design, N-tier architectures and software development best practices
• Ability to lead and effectively facilitate technical discussions
• Familiarity with system modeling and documentation best practices
• Experience leading development teams and familiarity with Agile methodologies, processes and tools
• Professional presentation, speaking and writing skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills and team-orientation
• BS Degree in Computer Science or related field


• Background in system administration and hardware recommendations and configuration
• Familiarity with SharePoint 2010 customization and deployment
• Experience integrating with 3rd party APIs/web services
• Previous experience with a software professional services or consulting firm (SaaS preferred)
• Knowledge of enterprise software applications (CRM, POS, SFA)
• Experience implementing e-commerce solutions
• Familiarity with AJAX/JavaScript frameworks
• Experience practicing TDD/BDD and familiarity with common IoC containers and mocking frameworks
• Strong HTML, JavaScript and CSS skills


The Senior Engineer is responsible for the overall system design of a project and guiding the team through the software development lifecycle across all of Digital Evolution Group’s practices. Depending on the project, this may include the following responsibilities:

• Coordinates and leads other team members’ roles and responsibilities
• Implements prototypes, business logic and integration services
• Interacts with clients and project leads to provide technical direction and recommendations
• Collaborates with engineers and client on technical decisions
• Supports sales efforts and presents on development best practices and capabilities
• Provides exploratory and budget estimates as well as feasibility assessments
• Documents project architecture using industry standard diagrams, models and/or technical specifications
• Enforces adherence to architectural guidelines through code reviews and tools
• Provides recommendations on hardware purchases and infrastructure configuration
• Learns and adheres to company coding standards and conventions

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Bronze Sponsor – Perceptive Software

Perceptive Software is a leading creator of enterprise content management (ECM) software products and solutions, committed to organic product development and superior engineering. Our flagship product — ImageNow document management, document imaging and workflow suite — is used today by customers across all industries in more than 30 countries worldwide. In 2010, Perceptive Software joined Lexmark International as a stand-alone business unit, and as a result, our presence is rapidly expanding into the global ECM marketplace.

Software Engineer

Perceptive Software, Inc., is always seeking Software Developers to join our Development team. The basic responsibilities of this position include analysis, design, development, unit testing, code consolidation, and code maintenance projects of our enterprise content management software. In addition, there will be opportunities to work with design/analysis teams in developing modules for new product types, developing new user interfaces, and help to provide strategies for performance testing.

Software Developers at Perceptive Software demand excellence of themselves and their colleagues. You would join a team of highly skilled software developers with expertise with multiple languages (primarily C++ and Java) and client/server programming on Windows and Unix platforms. Perceptive Software provides a casual yet technically challenging work environment. Developers at Perceptive Software get to work on modern technologies like cloud computing, SaaS, parallel software development, service oriented architecture and globalization


We believe that Development teams deliver superior products when they get the freedom to build software to their own level of satisfaction. Each of our teams is a self-organizing group of professionals who collaborate to invent masterful solutions.

Perceptive Software is now searching for talented Software Engineers in our Kansas City office where we are putting together several top-notch teams for new feature development. Because we are rapidly growing, there is considerable opportunity for leadership and advancement.
We want Software Engineers that get excited when discussing Scalability, Abstraction Layers and Concurrency; who feel they need to rid the world of Poorly Factored Code, Memory Leaks and Race Conditions; who are highly gratified to make a database query run 20% faster; who have a favorite data structure; who are annoyed by inconsistent placement of curly braces; who would read a book on Design Patterns just for fun; who are horrified when they discover an algorithm doesn’t run better than O(N); and who remember their very first program with great fondness.

We work with a variety of languages, platforms and tools, including but not limited to: C++ (extensively), C#, Java, Windows (extensively), Linux, Solaris, AIX, SQL Server, Oracle, Web Services, Visual Studio, Eclipse, CppUnit, NUnit, JUnit, COM, .NET, and WPF and Silverlight.


• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required.
• Experience developing Windows or Unix applications required.
• Strong experience in object oriented design and programming including full software development life cycle.
• Knowledge of relational database programming and experience with SQL Server or Oracle or DB2 is highly desirable.
• Localization experience, particularly with European languages a strong plus.
• Familiarity with multiple hardware/software development environments, languages and technologies including MS Windows and Unix variants.
• Experience developing industrial strength client and server applications in Windows and/or Unix using C++, Java, and SQL using ANSI standards where applicable.
• Prior experience in a high volume consumer business a big plus.
• Priority will be given to resumes that arrive with information outlining programming abilities in C++ and/or Java.

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Bronze Sponsor – Red Nova Labs

Red Nova Labs was founded and self-funded in 2009 as a web development and marketing agency as well as a technology think-tank for creating original, cutting-edge systems for web and mobile communications. On the service side the company supports interface design, back-end programming and online marketing. On the product side Red Nova Labs invents, builds and launches its own web-based platforms for various applications and vertical markets. To support both business models, its growing team of development engineers creates resourceful code generators which add practical ease to complex programming—enabling unprecedented speed in creating vibrant, multidimensional environments and utilities. Once a product is launched, each business operates autonomously as an independent unit, with full engineering and marketing support from Red Nova Labs on the back end.

Web Programmer

Since 2009 Red Nova Labs has grown from a small team of programmers and marketers to a break-even startup with 20+ employees and a cool private building on Rainbow Boulevard. Our customers have loved our software-as-a-service products; over 3,000 businesses now subscribe to our marketing platforms—and counting.

This is just the beginning. As a team of serial entrepreneurs, we’re sinking our teeth into any fresh web idea that survives a market analysis. Our growth is only limited by how fast we can execute on these massive models. That’s why we’re searching for talented programmers who want to innovate and tackle challenges like:
– Analyzing, innovating, architecting, developing software for databases, frameworks, core tech components
– Working with biz dev people to understand biz needs and translate them into tech design docs and products
– Writing code and unit tests to deliver high quality products and technologies
– Maintaining project timelines and meet all project deadlines
– Eagerly taking on unfamiliar problems and making the time to discover “best practice” solutions
– Contributing your own creative ideas to the business, including help on patents and intellectual property
– Eating your own dog food (don’t pass a plate of inventive spaghetti; clean it up for junior programmers)

Here, you’ll have the opportunity to create groundbreaking system architectures, complete with lots and lots of code. And you’ll get to work closely with business development as well as programmers, both of whom are vital in our collaborative environment that balances knowledge-sharing with blocks of focused, nonstop production time.
While a college degree is nice, it’s not a requirement here. We recognize that many great programmers are self-taught. In lieu of formal education, however, we’d like to see a list of your personal projects and the open-source projects you’ve contributed to. Here’s our wish-list of our new senior programmer’s resume:

– Comfortable with the LAMP stack
– PHP and JavaScript
– Solid understanding the principles of MVC and client /server web programming
– Knowledge of web services: both utilization and creation of APIs
– Knowledge of Linux

In our Westwood office (about a mile west of the Plaza) we maintain a fun environment but also a rapid-paced workflow. No one is spared from opinions, jokes and coaching—brilliance notwithstanding. In return we offer:

– Pay: Tell us what you’re worth in the market
– Relocation: Up to $10k moving expenses if you don’t live in KC metro area
– Stuff: Up to $5k to outfit your office with the tech you need to kick butt

– More stuff: Benefits, vacay, options
– Perks: Coffee, tea, juice, soda, fruit, nuts, candy, random lunches and happy hours, crunch-time dinners

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Bronze Sponsor – Sprint

Sprint LogoSprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 49.9 million customers at the end of 2010 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States

Technology Strategist III

This position will focus mainly on Prepaid and Session-Based e-Commerce, web and WAP domain technologies. The domain will include digital content storefront and other content purchasing technologies/interfaces. Working closely with a variety of groups within the enterprise, this position creates road maps and evolution documents to help guide development. The successful candidate will be able to create compelling written documentation, and be comfortable communicating across organizations and at various levels.

As a Technology Development Strategist III, this position will be responsible for identifying and adopting new, emerging technologies that will be an integral part of the business’s success. This position will assist in standardizing the enterprise process for selecting new technologies, and monitor the effectiveness of the latest technologies. This position will work on multiple projects, solve the most complex problems, and work on strategic processes and direction for projects. This position will apply advanced subject matter knowledge on a regular basis and be seen as an expert internally. If you are a proven leader in new and emerging technologies then this position is for you!

Preferred Qualifications:
•Bachelors or Master’s Degree in an IT/Engineering related field
•Previous architecture/design experience at an enterprise level
•Experience building solutions, business cases and driving change within the organization

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