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IT / Software / Systems: Software Development Engineer - Region Build - Relocation Available - 888535-0 (Newark,NJ) - Newark, New Jersey

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DESCRIPTION Have questions about this role? Start a chat with the recruiter today! Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world leader in providing a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world! Passionate about building, owning and operating massively scalable systems? Experienced in building and leading teams of highly competent software engineers? Want to make a billion-dollar impact? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you. The Team: We're an agile, independent team working to build a brand new AWS product. This team is redefining the way AWS designs, builds and operates regions. We deliver products by working backwards from unique customer requirements for broader applicability to AWS' global regions. We are in search of an experienced Software Developer to develop critical products for our customers, and offer excellent technical support. Developers at Amazon work on real world problems on a global scale, own systems end-to-end, and influence the direction of our technology that impacts hundreds of millions of customers around the world. Join a team of passionate, customer obsessed developers that think big and have fun. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems. Bachelor's Degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering or related field. 1-2+ years experience developing prototypes for each phase of development, from startup through launch and beyond. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 3+ years of professional experience with modern programming languages (eg. Java, JavaScript, C/C++) and open-source technologies (Linux, Spring) 3+ years of professional experience designing and developing large-scale, distributed software applications, tools, systems and services using such as Java, C#, or C++, and Object-Oriented Design. Experience developing software services and knowledge of design for scalability, performance and reliability Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases Experience in communicating with end users, technical teams and senior management to collect requirements, define software product features, technical designs and product strategy Ability to synthesize requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and facilitate engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines. Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, continuous deployments, testing and operations Intermediate to advanced knowledge of computer networking and information security Demonstrated ability to mentor junior software engineers in all aspects of their engineering skill-sets 2+ years of AWS experience Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role *Please email AWS Sourcing Recruiter, Scott Korkowski (...@amazon.com) if you have questions. Amazon is an Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age. **For more information on Amazon Web Services, please visit Job details Seattle, Washington Software Development Associated topics: algorithm, application, backend, back end, developer, devops, matlab, software developer, software engineer, sw ()
          

IT / Software / Systems: Full Stack Software Development Engineer - Relocation Available - 875040-0 (Newark,NJ) - Newark, New Jersey

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DESCRIPTION Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world leader in providing a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world! Passionate about building, owning and operating massively scalable systems? Experienced in building and leading teams of highly competent software engineers? Want to make a billion-dollar impact? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you. The Team: We're an agile, independent team working to build a brand new AWS product. We need developers who are capable of breaking down and solving complex problems. This team will have the opportunity to work on highly visible projects that directly impact hundreds of other teams at Amazon. Developers at Amazon work on real world problems on a global scale, own their systems end-to-end, and influence the direction of our technology that impacts hundreds of millions customers around the world. Join a team of super smart, customer obsessed developers that think big and have fun. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS 3+ years of non-internship professional software development experience Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Experience building new products and services from the ground up. Experience with React.js, Node.js and Java based web applications Experience with building RESTful or SOAP APIs Intermediate to advanced knowledge of computer networking and information security. Strong communications skills; you will be required to proactively engage fellow Amazonians both inside and outside of your team. Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases. Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions. Deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems; ability to think abstractly. Ability to synthesize requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and facilitate engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines. Expertise in software processes, web services, multi-tiered systems, and enterprise application integration. Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role *Please email AWS Sourcing Recruiter, Scott Korkowski (...@amazon.com) if you have questions. Amazon is an Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age. **For more information on Amazon Web Services, please visit This role will sit in our new headquarters in Northern Virginia, where Amazon will invest $2.5 billion dollars, occupy 4 million square feet of energy efficient office space, and create at least 25,000 new full-time jobs. Our employees and the neighboring community will also benefit from the associated investments from the Commonwealth including infrastructure updates, public transportation improvements, and new access to Reagan National Airport. By working together on behalf of our customers, we are building the future one innovative product, service, and idea at a time. Are you ready to embrace the challenge? Come build the future with us. Job details Arlington Area, VA Software Development Associated topics: .net, application, backend, c c++, c#, developer, devops, php, programming, software programmer ()
          

IT / Software / Systems: Senior ServiceNow Developer - Newark, New Jersey

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Senior ServiceNow Developer We are looking for Senior ServiceNow Developer for an immediate need.This is a client facing role & the candidate will have regular interactions with various client managers. Responsibilities: Service now Implementation Specialist & Admin Core module (Normal Incident, MIM, Problem, Knowledge, Change, ESS, CMS(optional) ) Good Communication and presentation skills, Client handling. CMDB Implementation, Support and Data Normalization Java Scripting knowledge and hands on experience on it. Hands-on with ITIL Process implementation. Service-now for custom Application Design & Development. Hands-on technical delivery including required documentation of cost-effective Service-now solutions, Ability to create and Modify Workflows. Hands-on design, development and deployment experience with the Service-now platform. Hands-on migrating data from different tools into ServiceNow. Good at creating required information for Reporting and Dashboards Knowledge of ITIL methodologies and processes. Technical Expertise : Creation of script based Assignment and Approval rule. Creation of Business Rule, UI Action by using Glide script. Creation of Glide Record object and use of several other important objects as these objects are created for you when your script is called. Creation of custom related list. Creation of Access Control List with the help of Scripting. Creation of Script based UI Policy and Client Script. Glide Ajax, Glide Form (g_form), Glide User (g_user), Glide Record, Glide System, Glide Element, Glide Aggregate Querying the table by using Glide Record Referencing Glide List Debugging script Creating and customizing UI and pages using Jelly Working with complex Log Files. Render forms, lists, UI Pages, and many other things in *************** with the help of Jelly Designing of Macros and Formatters. User Administration CMDB Update, Troubleshooting, CI Relationship, CI Attribute update Web Service Integration User Interface Level Integration MID Server Integration Use of Import Sets for data loading from external file or database to the *************** Knowledge of ITIL V3 processes. ***We are looking for applicants who have a flair for technology and are willing to take up challenging assignments. ***Cognizant is recognized as a Military Friendly Employer and is a coalition member of the Veteran Jobs Mission. Our Cognizant Veterans Network assists Veterans in building and growing a career at Cognizant that allows them to leverage the leadership, loyalty, integrity, and commitment to excellence instilled in them through participation in military service. **Applicants are required to be eligible to lawfully work in the U.S. immediately; employer will not sponsor applicants for U.S. work authorization (such as an H-1B visa) for this opportunity. 0 % Application Development / Application Maintenance United States-New Jersey-Newark - NJ USA, CLT Full Time Employee Full-time Standard Professional Day Job Oct 31, 2019, 10:21:16 AM IT Infrastructure Services IT Services - United States ()
          

IT / Software / Systems: Chat with Scott about Software Development Engineer! - Relocation Available - 4545271-0 (Newark,NJ) - Newark, New Jersey

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I'm Scott and I'm a sourcing recruiter with AWS! Interested or have questions? Start a chat with me today! All chats are text-based and I'm based on the East Coast (9-5pm ET). I may not respond right away but you can expect a response from me within 24 hours of receiving your message (except weekends). JOB ID: 772049 Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world leader in providing a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world! Passionate about building, owning and operating massively scalable systems? Experienced in building and leading teams of highly competent software engineers? Want to make a billion-dollar impact? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you. The Team: We're an agile, independent team working to build a brand new AWS product. This team is redefining the way AWS designs, builds and operates regions. We deliver products by working backwards from unique customer requirements for broader applicability to AWS' global regions. We are in search of an experienced Software Developer to develop critical products for our customers, and offer excellent technical support. Developers at Amazon work on real world problems on a global scale, own systems end-to-end, and influence the direction of our technology that impacts hundreds of millions of customers around the world. Join a team of passionate, customer obsessed developers that think big and have fun. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS BS degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering or related field. 3+ years of professional experience with modern programming languages (eg. Java, JavaScript, C/C++) and open-source technologies (Linux, Spring) 3+ years of professional experience designing and developing large-scale, distributed software applications, tools, systems and services using such as Java, C#, or C++, and Object-Oriented Design. 1-2+ years experience developing prototypes for each phase of development, from startup through launch and beyond. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Experience developing software services and knowledge of design for scalability, performance and reliability Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases Experience in communicating with end users, technical teams and senior management to collect requirements, define software product features, technical designs and product strategy Ability to synthesize requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and facilitate engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines. Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, continuous deployments, testing and operations Intermediate to advanced knowledge of computer networking and information security Demonstrated ability to mentor junior software engineers in all aspects of their engineering skill-sets 2+ years of AWS experience Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role *Please email AWS Sourcing Recruiter, Scott Korkowski (...@amazon.com) if you have questions. Amazon is an Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age. **For more information on Amazon Web Services, please visit Associated topics: .net, back end, c c++, devops, php, python, sde, software developer, software development engineer, sw ()
          

Advertising: Junior Marketing Production Presentation Associate, Marketing - PGIM Fixed Income - Newark, New Jersey

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Junior Marketing Production & Presentation Associate, Marketing - PGIM Fixed Income - Prudential Financial _ga Cookie Value Careers-Job Search-Job DetailsJob Description - Prudential Financial Human Resources WT_FPC Cookie Value Skip to main content (Press Enter). Go to ************** - Continue an Application - Students - Talent Acquisition Partners - LinkedIn Opens in new window - Glassdoor Opens in new window - Facebook Opens in new window - Twitter Opens in new window Prudential Careers - Overview - A Focus on Talent - About the Company - Working at Prudential - Find a Career - Stories - Continue an Application - Students - Talent Acquisition Partners - LinkedIn Opens in new window - Glassdoor Opens in new window - Facebook Opens in new window - Twitter Opens in new window - Go to Prudential.comMenu Close Prudential Careers Search for Jobs Start of main content BACK TO SEARCH RESULTS Asset Management - Newark, NJ Junior Marketing Production & Presentation Associate, Marketing - PGIM Fixed Income - Job Details - Related Jobs - Resources About the position PGIM Fixed Income is a global asset manager offering active solutions across all fixed income markets. The company has offices in Newark, New Jersey, London, Tokyo and Singapore. As of June 30, 2019, the firm has $809 billion of assets under management including $346 billion in institutional assets, $142 billion in retail assets, and $321 billion in proprietary assets. Over 700 institutional asset owners have entrusted PGIM Fixed Income with their assets. We are looking for a Marketing Production and Presentation Associate to be part of PGIM Fixed Income Marketing business. The primary responsibility of this role is to print and bind presentation materials. This role will also be responsible for creating and maintaining the firm's PowerPoint based marketing material by formatting slides, pulling data, and creating complex, data driven charts while adhering to brand guidelines. This position will be expected to assist in further projects for the Marketing team, as needed, including but not limited to assisting with graphic design edits in Adobe programs, upkeeping the team's slide library in Seismic, making website updates, etc. Therefore, the ability to handle multiple, changing priorities is essential. A good candidate for this role will be comfortable handling large sets of data, works well under short deadlines, and has a positive, can-do attitude. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: - Print and bind presentation materials - Create and update complex, data driven charts and infographics in PowerPoint and Excel on an ad hoc basis - Graphic design support such as creating, formatting, and laying out presentations and other documents in alignment with PGIM Fixed Income's brand standards. Ensure they are visually appealing, using knowledge of design principals and software - Assist in upkeeping the group's website and presentation content using Drupal and Seismic platforms, respectively - Conduct administrative duties, including procuring and managing office supplies, filing expenses, responding to emails, preparing documents, scheduling meetings, etc. Qualifications Qualifications: - A minimum of Two years of relevant experience in financial services industry , or institutional investment management. - Advanced knowledge of the full Microsoft Office Suite, particularly PowerPoint and Excel, and Adobe Acrobat Pro/DC. - Comfortable working with large sets of data. - A high degree of professionalism, strong work ethic, relationship building, and customer service skills. - Strong organization, time-management, and critical thinking skills. - Strong communication skills both written and verbal. - Strong design and typography skills; attention to detail is a must. - Proactive and adept in working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. - Knowledge of Seismic and Drupal content management systems, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, Adobe Premiere, Appspace, Power BI, CEROS, and/or HighCharts Cloud is a plus. - Intermediate knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator is preferred. - To be considered for this position, candidates must provide work samples to demonstrate proficiencies and skills in Microsoft PowerPoint. - Flexibility to work overtime as required. Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services. We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit ****************** to learn more about our values, our history and our brand. Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at ******************************* for more information about doing business with Prudential. Apply Now Email this Job Apply Now Email this Job Resources for Applicants - Tips for Success - Finding the Right Fit - Our Commitment to Diversity Apply Now Share this Job Related Jobs PGIM Private Capital - Analyst, Corporate Finance (San Francisco)Asset Management - San Francisco, CA Full Time Position - Job No: COR000SOView Job Description PGIM Real Estate - Investment Analyst (Industrial)Asset Management - Madison, NJ Full Time Position - Job No: ASS00029View Job Description PGIM Private Capital - Analyst, Institutional Asset ManagementAsset Management - Newark, NJ Full Time Position - Job No: INS0005BView Job Description PGIM Private Capital - Senior Associate, InfrastructureAsset Management - Newark, NJ Full Time Position - Job No: LEV0003HView Job DescriptionSearch All Jobs Email this Job mailto:?subject=Prudential%20Careers & body=I%20thought%20you%20might%20be%20interested%20in%20this%20job.%20%0A%0AXXXX Prudential Careers Go to Prudential Prudential Careers - Overview homepage - A Focus on Talent - About the Company - Working at Prudential - Find a Career - Internships - Talent Acquisition Partners Connect on Social Media - LinkedIn Opens in new window - Glassdoor Opens in new window - Facebook Opens in new window - Twitter Opens in new window - Terms & Conditions - Accessibility Help - Privacy Center - Online Privacy Statement - Business Integrity - Social Responsibility - Diversity and Inclusion Warning: Misuse of Prudential name in fraud schemes. The views expressed by each employee is based on his or her personal experiences and opinions. An individual's own abilities, dedication, and achievements will have a direct impact on his or her success at Prudential, potential for professional growth, and opportunities for other careers at Prudential and its affiliates. Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ and its affiliates. Prudential Financial, its affiliates, and their financial professionals do not render tax or legal advice. Please consult with your tax and legal advisors regarding your personal circumstances. Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential plc. which is headquartered in the United Kingdom. Pruco Life Insurance Company, an Arizona company - California COA # 3637. The Prudential Insurance Company of America - California COA # 1179. Prudential Retirement Insurance and Annuity Company - California COA # 08003 Securities and Insurance Products: Not Insured by FDIC or any Federal Government Agency - May Lose Value - Not a Deposit of or Guaranteed by the Bank or any Bank Affiliate EEO IS THE LAWPDF file downloads or opens in a new window. People with DisabilitiesOpens in a new window Prudential is an Employer that participates in E-Verify. See the E-Verify notice.PDF file downloads or opens in a new window. Learn about your right to work.PDF file downloads or opens in a new window. Template: *******-00001-00 2016 Prudential Financial, Inc. and its related entities. ()
          

IT / Software / Systems: Oracle Developer - 6+ month RTH - F2F is a MUST - Newark, New Jersey

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Our Direct Client located in Newark, NJ is seeking a Senior Oracle PL/SQL Developer (12c) for a 6+ contract to possible hire opportunity. The ideal candidate must have solid financial services experience (Forecasting) AND Oracle 12c. Outstanding communication skills is A MUST. The client would require a face to face in Newark, NJ- NO PHONE/WEBEX - Locals ONLY PLEASE! We can work on C2C and W2. - the client does not provide us with a rate range so let's discuss your desired rate. THIRD PARTIES - NO CALLS PLEASE Please let me know if you are available and send an updated word copy of your resume along with visa status, current location and best time for us to speak. Title: Oracle Developer - RTH Position Type: Right to Hire Location: Newark, NJ, United States Job Description: The candidate will be a seasoned hands-on technologist with strong background in designing, developing and maintaining enterprise-scale solutions. The candidate will have expertise in Oracle Database technologies and change management best practices. He/She will be a part of a team responsible for the full software development lifecycle of components of the Forecast Financial Balances platform. The candidate will also work collaboratively with a broader technology organization to ensure solutions integrate with other components of the architecture, meet high technical quality standards and follow software development best practices. Our client is looking for a motivated and bright individual who thrives in a dynamic environment, is comfortable contributing fresh ideas, and welcomes learning opportunities. Initiative, ownership, strong analytical and communication skills are important to success in the role. Key Responsibilities: Develops PL/SQL code in Oracle to create tables, views, functions, packages and stored procedures Troubleshoots and resolves production tickets in a timely manner Attends weekly status meetings with the development, functional and project management teams to discuss status, project timelines and testing strategies Puts in bug fixes, co-ordinate with operations, functional, business, testing, infrastructure and change management teams Works closely with business analysts to clarify requirements, troubleshoot issues, provide testing support and generally translate requirements into code Collects and document requirements for new forecasting models Qualifications: 7+ years of relevant software development experience Bachelor's or master's degree required preferably in Computer Science or related engineering discipline 7+ years hands on experience with Oracle (12c) PL/SQL - developing functions, packages, stored procedures, tables, views and other database objects Strong communication, inter-personal and collaboration skills Driven, self-motivated, able to multi-task and work under pressure Keeps up to date on emerging technologies ()
          

IT / Software / Systems: Chat with Scott about Software Development Engineer - Relocation Available - 4545850-0 - Newark, New Jersey

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I'm Scott and I'm a sourcing recruiter with AWS! Interested or have questions? Start a chat with me today! All chats are text-based and I'm based on the East Coast (9-5pmET). I may not respond right away but you can expect a response from me within 24 hours of receiving your message (except weekends). JOB ID:868169 Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world leader in providing a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world! The Operations Excellence team is driving the building of tools and services to help further Operational Excellence in the Region Services GovCloud Organization and across AWS. We are building software/systems with the best practices in development of systems, including various forms of testing, monitoring and documenting. OE Tools Team is building a Zero - Administration tooling system(s) and self - help tools for AWS Services. We look for automation first (preventative), mechanization second (proactive), and tooling last (reactive). This team will lead the design and development of new tools and services in Operational Excellence in our GovCloud as well as new features for existing tools across AWS development teams. Passionate about building, owning and operating massively scalable systems? Experienced in building and leading teams of highly competent software engineers? Want to make a billion-dollar impact? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you. The Team: We're an agile, independent team working to build a brand new AWS product. We need developers who are capable of breaking down and solving complex problems. This team will have the opportunity to work on highly visible projects that directly impact hundreds of other teams at Amazon. Developers at Amazon work on real world problems on a global scale, own their systems end-to-end, and influence the direction of our technology that impacts hundreds of millions customers around the world. Join a team of super smart, customer obsessed developers that think big and have fun. This position requires that the candidate selected be a U.S. citizen and obtain and maintain an active TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS This position requires that the candidate selected be a U.S. citizen and obtain and maintain an active TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph. 5+ years professional experience in commercial/large scale system software development and delivery. 5+ years experience with object-oriented design and implementation skills (Java, Ruby), preferably on Linux. 3+ years experience leading delivery of large scale, distributed, high quality systems. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's Degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering or related field. Experience developing distributed system software Experience with API development Experience building new products and services from the ground up. Experience with Java, Ruby and/or Python. Intermediate to advanced knowledge of computer networking and information security. Experience developing prototypes at the right level of fidelity for each phase of development, from startup through launch and beyond. Communication skills; you will be required to proactively engage fellow Amazonians both inside and outside of your team. Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases. Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions. Deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems; ability to think abstractly. Ability to synthesize requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and facilitate engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines. Expertise in software processes, web services, multi-tiered systems, and enterprise application integration. Experience mentoring/training the engineering community on complex technical issues. Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role *Please email AWS Sourcing Recruiter, Scott Korkowski (...@amazon.com) if you have questions. Amazon is an Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age. **For more information on Amazon Web Services, please visit Associated topics: algorithm, back end, c c++, c++, devops, java, matlab, perl, programming, software development engineer ()
          

IT / Software / Systems: Senior Software Development Engineer - Relocation Available - 728469-0 (Newark,NJ) - Newark, New Jersey

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DESCRIPTION Have questions about this role? Start a chat with the recruiter today! Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world leader in providing a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world! Passionate about building, owning and operating massively scalable systems? Experienced in building and leading teams of highly competent software engineers? Want to make a billion-dollar impact? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you. The Team: We're an agile, independent team working to build a brand new AWS product. We need developers who are capable of breaking down and solving complex problems. This team will have the opportunity to work on highly visible projects that directly impact hundreds of other teams at Amazon. Developers at Amazon work on real world problems on a global scale, own their systems end-to-end, and influence the direction of our technology that impacts hundreds of millions customers around the world. Join a team of super smart, customer obsessed developers that think big and have fun. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience 7+ years professional experience in software development PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Strong knowledge of Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis Knowledge of, at least, one modern programming language such as C, C++, Java, or Perl Experience developing complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs Experiencing mentoring junior software development engineers and driving engineering excellence Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role *Please email AWS Sourcing Recruiter, Scott Korkowski (...@amazon.com) if you have questions. Amazon is an Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age. **For more information on Amazon Web Services, please visit Job details Seattle, Washington Software Development Associated topics: .net, backend, c#, developer, java, matlab, python, software developer, software development engineer, software programmer ()
          

Other: Chat about Systems Engineer, Development, Support Engineer Opportunities with AWS - Newark, New Jersey

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The AWS Intelligence Initiative is hiring for a unique opportunity working with some of the best and brightest engineers and technical leaders, while breaking new ground for U.S. Government agencies by delivering agile software services and infrastructure. Our training and onboarding program provides a 12-month opportunity of deep technical training and onboarding including classroom sessions, hands-on exposure and working side by side with top AWS Engineers across multiple of AWS' most popular products. Our career pathways give Engineers exposure to AWS products by offering key project work while rotating through teams across the organization resulting in an opportunity to join one of the engineering teams as a top pioneering Amazonian. If you are passionate about the potential of cloud computing, and about building simple and elegant software solutions while being able to obtain a U.S. Government Clearance apply for a role on our team. We're looking for candidates for the following roles inSeattle, WA and/or Herndon, VA: Support Engineers Systems Engineers Systems Development Engineers Systems Analysts *Please note that all interested candidates must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a security clearance* If you're interested in learning more about ouropportunities or what we are building on these teams, start a chat today with our team! All chats are text-based and we are primarily based on theEast Coast (9-5pm ET). We may not respond right away but you can expect a response fromus within 24 hours of receiving your message (except weekends). You will receive an email notification/text alert when we respond so that we can continue the chat here on this page. Associated topics: equipment, infrastructure, ip, maintain, satcom, satellite, server, system engineer, system specialist, technician ()
          

Senior Electrical Engineer | Wood

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San Antonio, Texas, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions’ is seeking a Senior Level Electrical Engineer candidate with design and analysis experience in facility and site infrastructure electrical and control sys
          

Senate Bill 596 Printer's Number 1343

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An Act amending Title 66 (Public Utilities) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in restructuring of electric utility industry, providing for transportation fueling infrastructure development....
          

Windows System Administrator - G2 Recruitment Solutions - Brussels

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Context A client of mine is seeking an experienced Windows system engineer to join their team on a contract of 12 months. Job description The candidate will be part of the IT Infrastructure team consisting of 3 poles, Scope and OLA, Implementation and Lifecycle (Integration) and finally Rollout and Support (Operations). The candidate is part of the Operations team, composed of several collaborators, responsible for ensuring the rollout and support solutions designed by Integration and...
          

Director, Data Center - Salem State University - Salem, MA

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In partnership with the Deputy CIO provides technical infrastructure oversight and direction. Supports Deputy CIO in overall technical direction of Salem State…
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Engineering: Senior Platform Engineer - Miami, Florida

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Senior Platform Engineer We are getting ready to launch and scale a stealth FinTech startup focused on providing underbanked consumers access to innovative financial services. Financially backed by one of the largest alternative financial services providers in the Americas, this startup is well positioned to disrupt the $175 Billion US Financial services industry for the underserved. The company is currently in pre-launch and is expected to enter the market Q4 2019. What you will do: Support the build and management of the backend infrastructure for the platform including integrations with 3rd party vendors Support the implementation of the platform's data strategy Implement new features in a highly collaborative environment with product managers and engineers Contribute to a maintainable, high quality, and performant codebase Effectively communicate your technical solutions and product ideas with the team Mentor other engineering team members Who are we looking for: 5+ years of software development experience including 3+ years developing backend services using Node.js Experience with the JVM, tools, frameworks, languages (Java, Kotlin, Scala etc) Experience designing and developing RESTful, service oriented microservices and function as a service architectures Experience with domain driven design and associated practices Excellent understanding and experience with both functional programming and object oriented design concepts (e.g. SOLID principles etc.) Experience designing data persistence and caching concepts using both SQL and NoSQL DBMS (PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, Redis, etc.) Experience with Javascript / Typescript ecosystem (build tools, package manager, frameworks, debugging tools, etc.) DevOps experience with knowledge on how to setup, configure, and maintain a CI/CD pipeline (gitlab, jenkins, concourse etc) Experience with infrastructure as code concepts and tools (terraform, ansible, CloudFormation etc.) Experience designing and implementing cloud native applications together with best practices (12 factor apps, reactive manifesto etc.) Excellent knowledge of software engineering best practices (e.g. agile/lean software development, continuous deployment, secure application deign, behavior driven development, code review, design documentation, etc.) Excellent knowledge of virtualization and containerization technologies (e.g. Docker), resource schedulers Desired experience: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science / Computer Engineering, or of equivalent experience Entrepreneurial / startup experience Experience in the financial services industry Experience with AWS services (Lambda, VPC, API Gateway, Cognito, SQS, SNS, DynamoDB, etc.) ()
          

Ronan Farrow on How NBC Almost Derailed #MeToo Before It Began

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In Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators, Ronan Farrow tells the story of how NBC executives worked for months to try to kill the Harvey Weinstein exposé that would later earn Farrow a Pulitzer Prize. The primary villain of the book isn’t Weinstein; it’s the secret infrastructure that powerful people […]
          

Technical Support - Mount Laurel

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Sr. Data Engineer | Parks, Experiences and Products

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Quality Assurance Lead | Wood

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Alpharetta, Georgia, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is seeking a Quality Assurance Lead (QAL) who will be responsible for the Quality Assurance Program implementation across a Wood E&IS Business Group. The
          

Strava Redesigns Data Product for the Government Layperson

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In 2014, the Oregon Department of Transportation became one of the earliest government agencies to use data from an exercise app called Strava to get a better picture of where and when people were running and cycling in the state.

But it wasn’t presented with the kind of slick, intuitive interface that makes software accessible to the average employee. In fact, it required such a close familiarity with data work that the team that bought access to the data brought in Alex Bettinardi from the DOT planning section to help make heads and tails of it.

“That was one of the big lessons learned … if we were to do another purchase like this, we have to think about what’s the program look, what are the resources needed to utilize this?” Bettinardi said.

Now, Strava has completed a major overhaul of that product in order to help government agencies lacking in data experts to use data that they otherwise wouldn’t have access to. The third version of Strava Metro introduces a big dashboard allowing users to grab fast statistics, as well as a map view where one can see the numbers for individual areas.

Such data is useful for a number of purposes — helping planners figure out which areas are in need of new infrastructure, performing before-and-after comparisons or setting transportation policy, for example.

Metro’s interfaces provide several different ways of carving up the data; users can toggle between cycling and jogging, drill down to hourly levels of activity, specify the length of corridor they want to pull data for or see counts for a specific block during a specific timeframe. There are also statistics for locals versus visitors (determined by the primary location of a user’s activity in recent months) and leisure versus commuting (determined by users who tag their activity as a commute, plus some educated guesswork based on things like route selection and repeated use).

The software also gives users an idea of the age breakdown of people using the app.

The reasons for the changes to Metro are twofold. First, giving users more tools to crunch the numbers should make it easier for more governments — and in particular smaller governments that don’t have data or GIS experts on board — to use it. Second, new data privacy rules in California and Europe have changed what the company is and isn’t allowed to share.

“The way that we share data on activities with our Strava members has changed quite significantly, and we’re quite restricted in what we can share at this point,” said Rodrigo Davies, senior project manager for Strava Metro. “So in order to help planners get insights, it has become much more useful for us to do the analysis and processing on our side.”

For users who want to work directly with the data, Metro has buttons to save views and download data.

Such software, which pairs aggregated, anonymized data directly from people on the street and then gives users the ability to manipulate it, is becoming more common in government. StreetLight Data, Remix and Replica all offer governments data on demand, as opposed to traditional methods of manually counting bicycles, cars, pedestrians and any number of emerging micromobility options.

“In general there’s not a whole lot of information on the shelf,” Bettinardi said. “If you had a project and you were interested in bike information, we have it set up where you can request counts in that area for specific times.”

There are inherent limits to Strava’s data, the largest being that it is not a complete picture of all cyclists and joggers in a given area at a given time — it’s only the people who use Strava.

Davies said that researchers have looked into the data, and often the difference between the Metro sample and the general population isn’t huge.

“They found a very robust correlation between them,” he said.

Still, the company is working to improve its data and make sure that it isn’t too biased in any direction. By comparing Metro’s sample with a city’s own counts, Strava can adjust the numbers closer to the overall population.

There are times when doing so might not be feasible, like when a city doesn’t have counts or there isn’t a large number of people using Strava in an area. In those cases, Davies said, the company aims for transparency about what it has and what it doesn’t have. But just because there isn’t a lot of information for an area doesn’t mean the data is useless.

“Having something to work with can actually be really valuable as opposed to having nothing or next to nothing,” he said.

The company has worked with about 300 government agencies to date, Davies said. About two-thirds of them are in the U.S., ranging from state transportation agencies to smaller cities.


          

Curbside Car-Charging and More Comes to West Hollywood

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Car-charging may be headed to the curb.

The small city of West Hollywood, Calif., which is located in the Los Angeles metro area, has installed two multi-purpose devices that combine car-charging, Wi-Fi hubs, environmental sensors, streetlights and more into one “Smart Node.”

“The city is piloting these two nodes for a year to evaluate the technology and determine whether it makes sense to introduce them in other parts of the city,” said Francisco Contreras, acting economic development director for West Hollywood. Contreras has also served as the city’s innovation manager.

The nodes can accommodate small-cell wireless technology, making them ideal for the future rollout of emerging 5G tech. The nodes are provided by the company ENE-HUB, which funds and installs the devices, generating revenue from features provided by poles.

“Customers, including cities and other entities, partner with ENE-HUB to enable features and services that allow revenue to be generated from the infrastructure,” Contreras explained. “Customers sign up to subscription services for the features they would like, and can add, change or delete features in the future as technology evolves.”

A signature feature is the ability to connect an electric car to the charger while parked on the street. In many cities, chargers are installed in facilities like parking lots, garages or other off-street zones. The move is in line with policy positions by many cities to increase charging infrastructure.

“I do think we’re seeing an actual pickup in demand,” said Laura Schewel, CEO of StreetLight Data, remarking on the demand for both electric vehicles and their chargers.

Even if EV numbers are not close to the numbers of gas-powered autos, there are enough of them on the highways for motorists to take note, “and feel that they’re there. They’re not an oddity,” said Schewel in a recent interview with Government Technology to discuss a new planning tool developed by StreetLight Data and Siemens to help cities better plan where to deploy charging infrastructure.

Another feature of the Smart Nodes in West Hollywood is their overall appearance, where they read as attractive street furniture.

“The city is well-known for its attractive urban design and welcoming pedestrian experience,” Contreras said of this city of 34,000 residents living in only two square miles. “Because the city places strong value on urban design, we looked for street lights that are both smart in features and innovative in design, to complement the city’s existing streetscape and enhance the quality of life of our community.”

And also, perhaps because of its small size, West Hollywood has been able to test-drive smart city innovation quickly and effectively, making it a leader in this space.

“We are an ideal dense urban environment in which smart city technologies can test their proof-of-concepts,” said Contreras. “With our pilot projects, we also focus on providing our partners with insights into what works with their products and what needs fine-tuning before they release products or services for a larger market.”

Earlier this year, West Hollywood launched new smart bus shelters, complete with features like USB ports for phone charging, along with other perks such as high-resolution screens displaying transit information. Other pilot projects have involved video cameras and other devices to gather data at different locations to gain insights into pedestrian volume or how residents and visitors use public spaces.

“So while we get to benefit from cutting-edge technology, they [partner companies] benefit from getting real world feedback that cannot be replicated in a lab or virtual environment,” said Contreras. “And because we are nimble, we can troubleshoot issues much faster and can assemble cross-departmental teams within days as opposed to weeks or months as in larger organizations.”


          

Waterloo, Iowa, Contemplates Its Broadband Choices

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Fostering broadband availability is a unique challenge nationwide, one that invites public and private interests to both collide and cross-pollinate, whether the setting is Tacoma, Wash., or Columbus, Miss

Battles over the matter can be lengthy and involved, with local government officials, members of the community, Internet service providers and other stakeholders debating issues that range from costs to infrastructure requirements. These questions have certainly been raised as of late in Waterloo, Iowa, a city of roughly 68,000 located northwest of Cedar Rapids. 

Last week, the Waterloo City Council voted unanimously to use $84,500 in general obligation bond money for a broadband feasibility study conducted by Magellan Advisors. The study’s goal is to help Waterloo determine the practicality of a city-owned broadband system versus other options, such as a service based on a public-private partnership model. As this and other arguments over how best to make broadband available in Waterloo continues, there may be lessons emerging from the situation for connectivity efforts in communities nationwide.

The Value of Research

About the broadband situation in town, Waterloo Mayor Quentin Hart said citizens and businesses there have been asking for better availability for years. 

The mayor, however, does not have a preferred means for how to accomplish this, at least not yet. 

“I don’t know yet,” Hart said. “We will take a look. Do I think there’s a value in our city owning its own future? Of course. But you know, some of these projects are higher risk, and it can be minimal or large reward. But I think we owe it to our citizens, we owe it to our future, to take a look at all of those particular options.” 

By owning the future, Hart is referring to the concept of a municipal-owned broadband network, which is one of the options the newly commissioned study aims to explore, along with the aforementioned public-private partnership. Hart is not alone in withholding judgment on the best route for Waterloo to go. 

Waterloo City Councilman Steven Schmitt, a 35-year veteran in the telephone business, said he voted for the feasibility study because he’s a businessman who is about looking at all options. Schmitt described $84,500 as a “drop in the bucket” compared to the millions Waterloo could invest if it fails to do its homework before it chooses a particular direction with broadband.   

Schmitt was similarly hesitant to endorse a specific broadband option, though he suggested a public-private partnership might be a good solution. Schmitt had critical words for anyone with a made-up mind. 

“Anybody that’s that locked into something without all the facts, I’d vote them out of office tomorrow,” he said. 

This idea of doing extensive research before making any firm decisions is just one of the lessons to be taken from the debate in Waterloo.

Looking to the Neighbors

Communities like Waterloo — which isn’t a major metro area but is sizable relative to many Iowa communities — often struggle to make broadband available at obtainable rates to the entirety of their population.

As the world has moved increasingly online — with the Internet evolving from a luxury into a vital tool for obtaining employment, completing homework and finding health care, among other things — more local governments have worked to ensure high-speed Internet is available to the people that live in their jurisdictions. In fact, one is located in close proximity to Waterloo. 

That city is Cedar Falls, which has a municipal broadband utility, something advocates say increases availability and enhances competition in communities like those in Iowa. Mayor Hart said many Waterloo citizens are envious of Cedar Falls. But that doesn’t mean Waterloo can just copy the blueprint set by its neighbor. 

A common source of funding for municipal broadband is repurposed money from traditional utilities, often electricity, toward future-facing utilities like broadband. Schmitt pointed out that the electric utility in Waterloo is a private company. 

“This broadband thing I think is real important,” Schmitt said. “But I think there are some people that are trying to make the case that, ‘Oh boy, if we just did this, we’d get all the businesses coming to Waterloo rather than Cedar Falls,’ and I think that’s very shortsighted. I don’t think they’re seeing the big picture.”

In Davenport, which is two hours away from Waterloo, the city has settled on a public-private partnership solution, after commissioning a feasibility study from the same organization tapped by Waterloo. Davenport is currently undergoing a citywide fiber build-out as part of a partnership between it, the city of Bettendorf and the private company MetroNet. 

Brandon Wright, Davenport’s chief financial officer and assistant city administrator, said his city looked into a municipal broadband system, but Magellan Advisors showed that the public option would bring too much risk. Essentially, embracing a public-private partnership model meant that the city would not suffer as much should the new service fail.

Davenport Alderman Maria Dickmann voted in favor of the partnership, saying it was a more cautious approach than investing in a municipal broadband network, albeit one that still helps bridge the digital divide and make it so broadband is treated as more of a utility. 

“Utilities are treated very differently than services, and there’s a lot of implications for beginning to treat Internet like a utility versus a service,” Dickmann said. “We took a more incremental approach in kind of trying to nudge it toward being more utility-like without taking on potential liabilities.”

In the end, local governments in Iowa largely agree that it's time to get involved with extending broadband access to more of the population, but, as in so much of the country, its the exact model for doing that that remains a question.


          

New Mapping Platform Charts Construction in Cities

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A new platform allows users to see how construction and other work is affecting travel in cities.

It's called dotMaps, and as its name implies, it's essentially a map, albeit one with dots indicating a wide range of development work, including everything from minor streetlight repairs to the construction of a major high-rise development project. The aim of the platform is to help residents, visitors, business-owners and anyone else occupying urban spaces to stay informed about mobility around them. To this end, users can draw a boundary around an area displayed on dotMaps — maybe it’s their neighborhood or perhaps their workplace — and zero-in on what projects are happening, getting notifications outlining construction work as it stops, starts or otherwise changes mobility.

The project that would become dotMaps was started in 2017, intended in the early stages to be used internally by public servants and city officials in Seattle. Seattle created dotMaps with the help of SADA Systems, a technology consulting services company, with the goal of giving various city departments and agencies a better means of coordinating the flurry of communications related to building developments, as well as info about how those projects impact the public space. City officials estimate that they have saved some $18 million since introducing dotMaps through improved coordination across agencies. 

They have also spread it to other cities, giving it the potential to essentially be built anywhere.

“We can replicate [the platform] for any city to connect and collaborate across agencies, and provide visibility to city projects and street closures for their citizens,” said Narine Galstian, a spokesperson for SADA.

In fact, it was replicating the platform in other cities that eventually led it to the public-facing status it has now. See, by working with SADA and input from the Chicago Department of Transportation, Seattle officials were able to create a public-facing map, complete with customized email alerts about places that are most relevant to them, said Heather Marx, director of downtown mobility for the Seattle Department of Transportation. 

Seattle also shares the dotMaps data with common wayfinding apps like Waze and Google Maps, which Marx said enables users to quickly learn which roads on their routes may be blocked.

The construction mapping information could likely not have come at a better time. Seattle is awash in building projects — both real-estate and transportation related.

“There is something unusual happening every single day," Marx said. "So, the more people who know about this tool, the more people can engage with this tool, the better off all of us will be, because everyone will be making smarter choices. One of the things that I really like to say to folks is that, we’re building the infrastructure for the city that we’ve already become."

Earlier this year, transportation officials began shutting down the Alaskan Way Viaduct, an elevated two-level freeway along the Seattle waterfront, in preparations for demolition. The highway, built in the 1950s, has long been in need of replacement. In January, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) closed the structure, which averaged nearly 80,000 cars every weekday, for three weeks.

“The closure was difficult from a transportation coordination standpoint. But what is really transformational is those 90,000 people who used to use the Viaduct, every single day to get to where they’re going, they have to do something else now,” said Marx. “We want to make sure that everybody has as much information as we can provide to them about how to get from here to there because it’s changing all the time.”

And Seattle is not alone in this. In April, collaborating city Chicago released its own ChiStreetWork site, which is developed by SADA and also provides construction and street repair information for the public, similar to dotMaps. 

“Now the public can look to it if there's work in the public right of way on their block — they can find if there's a permit issued and they can actually pull up the permit online to see who obtained the permit,” explained Michael Claffey, director of public affairs at the Chicago Department of Transportation. “They could also find out if the work is happening without a permit.”


          

State Contracts Mount for Aurigo’s Capital Project Software

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With its population and federal deficit both steadily growing, the United States is lagging on infrastructure maintenance. In its most recent “report card” assessment in 2017, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave U.S. infrastructure an overall grade of D+. The assessment found that in order to improve this grade and maintain global competitiveness, Congress and the states would have to invest $206 billion a year more than they currently do, and failure to do so could cost the U.S. GDP up to $3.9 trillion by 2025.

One of the largest software providers for capital program management, Aurigo, based in Austin, Texas, has been working behind the scenes to help governments chip away at this problem by guiding them through major projects from planning to completion and maintenance, making them more viable and less risky. And it has a lot of practice.

Founded in 2003, Aurigo launched at a time when mobile technologies like personal digital assistants and palm devices were starting to allow for the digitization of paper inspections. The company has since transitioned through various mobile-first strategies to its current cloud SaaS model, expanding from a single on-premises product, for project inspections and management, to 17 offered subscriptions.

Talking to Government Technology last week, CEO Balaji Sreenivasan called Aurigo the “best-kept secret in capital program management software,” but the scale of its business tells a different story. The company has had a busy year, contracting with the city of Houston Public Works Department in October to manage $2.7 billion in planned capital projects in 2019. The company also picked up several contracts in recent months with state departments of transportation: Nevada in February, Iowa in April and Montana in May; along with local government contracts with San Bernardino County, Calif., in July and the city of Durham, N.C., in September.

“People wouldn’t use our software to build a mall or a store, but they would use our software to build an entire state highway network, or an airport, or urban infrastructure in cities or counties,” Sreenivasan said. “Anything that’s very, very large-dollar, capital-intensive assets that are publicly funded would be delivered using our software, and we manage the entire lifecycle of that.”

Sreenivasan said the company employs close to 360 people to serve about 160 agency customers, most of which are large state departments of transportation, cities, counties or water authorities. He said Aurigo’s software has been used to plan and deliver close to $300 billion worth of capital programs to date.

The sheer logistics and regulations involved with projects of that scale are key to the company’s value proposition. Sreenivasan pointed out that regulations for reporting how money is spent, and if projects meet certain standards with respect to civil rights and minorities, have gotten increasingly stringent in recent years. Handling this without software can be a “nightmare,” he said, and doing it wrong can cause massive delays.

Sreenivasan said the breadth of what their software does also distinguishes it from competitors. He likened project management tools from Smartsheet, Procore and Microsoft Project to “very intelligent spreadsheets,” for helping contractors of small orders to collaborate and manage their tasks. But he said they won’t help a government plan and fiscally constrain a five-year capital infrastructure budget and generate reports for the governor’s office, build forecasts of when entire capital programs will get delivered, handle project-level accounting, and track whether the funding meets civil rights goals.

This is usually not feasible, Aurigo said, because data sets across different phases of construction tend to live in different silos, from planning to design to project management and maintenance. But Aurigo’s platform puts them in one place.

“The whole world is driving toward an integrated data (delivery) model, where data can flow seamlessly from one phase to the other. What we have done at Aurigo is to try and address that for almost all of the phases,” he said. “For phases that we don’t, we have (integration) hooks ... into ESRI systems, ERP systems, et cetera, so the goal is to have all of your construction data from planning through inspection in one single spot, or an integrated platform.”

This ability to interface with other systems has helped make Aurigo’s software an integral part of infrastructure planning by the city of Lincoln, Neb. But it took time to get there.

Tim Pratt, IT manager for Lincoln Transportation and Utilities, said the city had been using SiteManager, a product of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, when it made the switch to Masterworks, Aurigo's flagship product, in 2006. The city was in the middle of its biggest public works project ever, the Antelope Valley project, and Pratt said the conversion required considerable work from Aurigo, but the result has been fruitful. More recently, he said Masterworks has been able to integrate with other software his department uses such as Accela’s permitting program, an asset management program, and OnBase, an enterprise content management system by Hyland Software.

“We use that software (Masterworks) basically to manage our construction contracts … When we go to pay on these contracts, the pay estimates are generated out of Masterworks. Simply put, let’s say it’s a paving project, and you find out you need to put a water main in. It’s not going to let you pay for it, because it’s not in the project, until you do a change order,” he said. “Masterworks gives us great control on spending. Our construction observers and project managers get frustrated from time to time, but we make sure they don’t overpay.”

Pratt estimated the city spends between $120 million and $200 million a year on projects, and they track all of it through Masterworks. He said the process is a far cry from what he saw in the department in 1999, when everything was done on spreadsheets, under a dozen project managers who all had their own way of doing things.

“It’s kind of the core of what we do,” he said.

For some government customers, the catch is that Masterworks can cost as much as millions of dollars per year in software subscription fees. Aurigo aimed to address this earlier this year with a new SaaS, Essentials, that pares Masterworks down to fundamental construction management tools and a subscription price starting at $15,000. Sreenivasan doesn’t anticipate business declining any time soon.

“Infrastructure is one of the biggest growth areas in this country at this stage, regardless of what the federal government does with it,” he said. “We’re going to be building America for a while. Using technology and the latest cloud software is imperative for this country to get built the right way.”

Editor's note: A quote from Sreenivasan regarding integrations has been trimmed to correct technical language.


          

StreetLight Data, Siemens Create New EV Planning Dashboard

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As electric cars become a more regular presence on city streets, planners wondering where to deploy charging infrastructure can look to big data for answers.

StreetLight Data, known for its use of travel metrics gleaned from mobile and other devices, has partnered with Siemens, a multinational technology company, to form a deep understanding of where EV infrastructure should be deployed.

The initiative allowed the partners to develop a custom dashboard in Santa Clara, Calif., that takes in data related to where trips in any given part of town originated, where they concluded, whether or not the drivers live in the local area and other information as criteria to consider when making decisions about where charging infrastructure should be deployed.

“They didn’t set out to put EV charging stations, like where people who already have EVs parked. They set out to put EV charging stations where people park, who they want to have EVs. So it was more forward-looking. They were trying to find the future, not just meet a demand,” explained Laura Schewel, CEO of StreetLight Data.

“I think that’s a cool way for public sector entities to think about EV charging planning. They’re trying to push this change in a certain direction, a direction that’s more accessible to lower-income people,” she added.

Officials in Santa Clara, a community in Silicon Valley, used the EV charging dashboard to help the city achieve some of its own equity goals related to encouraging the adoption of electric cars by drivers who may not consider an EV due to lack of access to charging — residents in multi-family housing and apartments.

The case study in Santa Clara looked to prioritize locations for out-of-home charging, with the thinking being that if a driver could depend on having access to a charger at work, drivers who live in apartment buildings, where charging is not always available, might more strongly consider purchasing an EV.

“Knowing you have a charger at work, that is always there, everyday, is what you might need to get you over the line to get investing in an EV,” said Schewel.

An analysis of traffic in Santa Clara showed most commercial trips were shorter than 10 miles and completed in less than 10 minutes, making business vehicles good candidates for switching to EVs. It was also learned that some parts of the city already had a number of privately held EV charging stations in use, suggesting the possible need for more public charging stations.

Products like this one have a number of possible clients, other than just city planning departments. Utilities also understand the role they will play in cities of the future as transportation becomes more electrified and they are called upon to better manage these electric demands.

“We know that urbanization is the big trend,” Arlen Orchard, CEO of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, which serves about 1 million customers in northern California, said during the recent Meeting of the Minds symposium in Sacramento.

“Cities are growing, and they have to grow in the right way. We’re not a planning agency. We’re an electric utility. So when we think about the role we play, it really is decarbonization, from a clean energy standpoint. But the other side of that is transportation,” he added.

“So, as the fuel provider of the future, as the gas station of the future, we need to be involved in planning and helping manage the transportation evolution,” said Orchard.

The move to electrify the transportation sector is being driven by a number of variables, ranging from financial incentives to outside influences like the surge in investment in charging nationwide, as a result of the Volkswagen settlement decree following the revelation that Volkswagen diesel engines were fraudulently bypassing pollution controls. The settlement made some $2 billion available nationwide, to be used largely to build out charging infrastructure.

“We’re seeing interest, direct from utilities. We’re seeing interest from EV charging companies … And also, we’re seeing interest from cities themselves,” said Schewel, remarking on the level of interest she’s seeing related to products like the EV planning tool.

“While the ‘carrot’ of generous financial incentives has often proven effective, California is also using regulations to mandate the development of EV charging stations,” said Preston Roper, head of e-Mobility in North America at Enel X, which sells home and commercial JuiceBox chargers, battery storage devices, and offers electric energy consulting. In a number of communities, regulations have been put in place to mandate the installation of EV charging.

CALGreen, California’s green building standards, requires that 250,000 public charging stations be available by 2025. There are only about 22,000 today, said Roper.


          

Wednesday Top of the Scroll: California urged to update water plans for increasingly wild weather

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Casting climate change as a direct threat to California’s water security, a panel of experts on Tuesday said the state must plan for the “new normal” by modernizing water infrastructure before the next great disaster.


          

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Reducing hospital cost through better design

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Title: Reducing hospital cost through better design Abstract: The cost of delivering healthcare, and the construction of healthcare facilities, are increasingly important issues throughout the world in developed, developing and emerging countries. The overall cost impact and total life cycle cost of a capital investment in healthcare infrastructure is rarely understood, captured or considered when making decisions regarding the construction of new hospitals and healthcare facilities, or the renovation and expansion of existing facilities. Capital project budgets and decisions typically do not consider the ultimate costs of a project including its social costs, environmental impact costs, operational costs in terms of both resources and labor, or their renovation, expansion or replacement costs down the road. Life cycle costs are difficult to capture as they occur over long periods that outlast the decision makers, designers and operators involved in initiating and implementing any given project. The first challenge is to identify all the potential life cycle costs of a healthcare project. The goal of this initiative was to develop a framework and tool that organizations around the world, in both the public and private sector, can utilize to identify, capture and assess life cycle costs of healthcare projects through case studies, best practices, and other resources. The intent is to assist design and operational decision makers in planning, designing and implementing and operating better hospitals to provide more efficient and higher value and quality care over the life cycle of a capital investment. The IHF, UIA-PHG, and TESIS representatives identified professional and academic experts with a cross section of skills, knowledge, and personal experience necessary to develop “wisdom” in the form of best practices. The results of this initial effort attempted to first define the critical issues and dimensions of the total cost impact and life cycle costs associated with the design, construction and operation of hospitals and healthcare facilities. It then defined a framework for capturing these costs, as well as identifying the constituencies involved or responsible for costs at different points in a project life cycle. One case study project illustrating an earlier decision framework in included in the appendix. The ultimate objective of this white paper is to introduce a program that could eventually be translated into a digital platform for sharing best practices about ways to reduce hospital costs through better design.
          

11/15/2019 - Chamber Luncheon 11.15.2019 Downtown on the Go Annual Luncheon

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Downtown: On the Go Annual Meeting
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Each month the Chamber hosts a luncheon where you can come and receive updates on the Chamber and the community. The Chamber provides 80-100 attendees with the opportunity to become informed whether it?s through candidate forums, seasonal updates, or award ceremonies. 

Downtown businesses have all felt the effects of the great work that Downtown On the Go does with their programs in transportation options and downtown living. Celebrate their good work at this Chamber Luncheon, while honoring downtown businesses through the Transportation Innovator Awards, learning about transportation projects in Tacoma and supporting DOTG?s work.

The Transportation Innovator Awards
Each year, Downtown On the Go honors downtown businesses for their exemplary work in sustainable transportation and commute options through their Transportation Innovator Awards. The awards acknowledge and celebrate work being done that helps meet the DOTG goal of reducing the number of single-occupancy vehicles by 11 percent in downtown Tacoma.



Sponsorships available: $1,000 - $3,000
Table Sponsorship: $500 (includes 8 seats)
Contact Kristina Walker at (253) 259-9321 or kristinaw@downtownonthego.org.



Award Categories:

Advocacy Award
Awarded to the business or individual who has made a difference for downtown Tacoma through transportation advocacy at the local, state or federal level.

Nominees

  • Dorothy Gibson
  • Rooted in Right

 

Biking Strong
Awarded to the business or individual who is a leader year-round in promoting, education and encouraging bicycling as a commute mode; and creating opportunities for bicycling through the provision of bike parking for employees and customers, bike infrastructure, or showers. Honoring those who work to make downtown Tacoma more bike-friendly through their business or their work.

Nominees

  • 2nd Cycle Group Rides
  • Kim Roscoe, Mayor of Fife

Bold Step/Big Program
Awarded to the business or individual who made a bold change in policy to create opportunities for transportation options.

Nominees
  • Pierce Transit's Limited Access Connections Project
  • Pierce Transit's Smart Commutes Project
  • Tacoma Housing Authority & Fab-5's Design The Hill Project

Unsung Hero
Awarded to the business or individual who is a leader in promoting, educating, and/or encouraging multi-modal transportation but has not been recognized to their full potential.

Nominees
  • Don Parrington
  • Miriam Barnett
  • JD Elquist, Downtown Tacoma Partnership

          

I-976 is passing, worrying transit advocates

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The initiative promises $30 car tabs, but opponents say it will destroy state transit infrastructure.

I-976 is passing, worrying transit advocates
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Sales: Senior Data Center Architect (Pre-Sales) - Henderson, Nevada

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Requisition Number: 73646 As a Data Center Architect you'll lead discussions with clients around their cloud and data center initiatives. You'll assist account executives with technical and business guidance on a variety of services and technologies within large enterprise customers. You'll act as a trusted advisor to customers based on intimate technical knowledge of the customer environment. The DCA has the ability to leverage consulting services, managed services, field services coupled with technology to drive desired business outcomes. What you'll do at Insight: Build relationships with clients at the manager and director level. Create and implement a solution roadmap and select the right infrastructure and technology platform or product based on in-depth knowledge of one and broad knowledge of other technologies. Ability to lead development of the technical solution or offering, in translating the business needs into technical requirements. Identifies gaps, strategic impacts, financial impacts and the risk profile in the technical solution or offering, and provides technical support." Assist clients with complex projects involved multiple disciples or business units. Recommend to client appropriate technological alternatives. Evaluate new technological developments and how they affect evolving client business requirements. What you'll need to join Insight: A Bachelor degree from an accredited institution or a minimum of 10+ years' experience working in a technical role. Minimum of 5 industry and/or product certifications required Excels at leading group client business discussions Solid experience in consultative / complex sales processes Strong written and verbal skills and adept at client presentations Deep knowledge and interest in major public cloud offerings (Microsoft Azure, AWS, OpenStack, DevOps) and related Infrastructure, Platform and Software as a Service capabilities. Insight is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. #LI-US Posting Notes: Boston, MA -- Massachusetts (US-MA) -- United States (US) -- None -- None -- US - Boston, MA; US - NYC-36TH ST; US - Philadelphia, PA; US - Washington, DC -- ()
          

Other: Civil Project Coordinator/Processor - Henderson, Nevada

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Atkins is one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years. Atkins has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy. Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Henderson, NV Civil Engineering Group as a Civil Project Coordinator/Processor. MAJOR FUNCTION/ROLE Provide assistance to technical professional or technical manager by coordinating or performing a variety of technical duties and familiarity with engineering or related project work, processing and tracking submittals, permits, projects, reports and correspondences with regulatory agencies and personnel at the local and state level. JOB DUTIES - Performs work which involves diversified technical duties of a professional level, typically requiring specialized skills, experience, and/or academic training, in support of assigned projects. - Maintains good knowledge and understanding of submittal requirements of each authority having jurisdiction (AHJ). - Such AHJs include, but aren't necessarily limited to, municipalities, utility companies, governmental agencies,improvement districts, etc. - Prepares applications and submits packages of improvement plans, plats, reports, calculations and/or specifications to applicable AHJs for review and approval. - Tracks submittal packages through the AHJ's respective review and approval processes, and is up-to-date on the status of all submitted packages. - Coordinates with clients for issuance of check(s) for review and/or permitting fees along with following up with AHJs on a regular basis to ensure timely receipt of review comments and/or approvals - Completes and updates project schedules. - Organizes and maintains file system, engineering and other records pertaining to the projects. - May assist in production coordination, and/or in the planning, organization and documentation of projects. - May assist in the preparation of fee proposals and scopes of work. - May provide database support for projects, to include document control, project logs, etc. - May provide technical writing support. - May perform such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE - High School Diploma (or equivalent) plus six years related experience OR an Associates Degree in a related administrative field plus four years related experience is required. SPECIAL SKILLS - Good technical writing, analytical ability and computer skills. - Good organizational skills. PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS - None. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS - Must possess a valid drivers license - Proficient in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project is preferred. - Job requires ability to process paper and electronic documents and use computer. - Ability to travel to agencies, clients, etc., as necessary. - Must have a good understanding of engineering terminology and deliverables. - Must have good understanding of Authority Having Jurisdiction's respective submittal requirements and procedures. - General Competencies expected of all Professionals and Managers are as follows: Client Service, Commitment, - Communication, Innovation & Continuous Improvement, Professionalism, Quality, and Teamwork Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability. Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement here: ******************************************************************************************************************* Atkins cares about your privacy. Please consult our Privacy Notice to know more about how we collect, use and transfer your Personal Data. By submitting your personal information to Atkins, you confirm that you have read and accept our Privacy Notice. ()
          

Sales: Sr. Sales Executive - Fire Service Agreements - Las Vegas, NV (PUSH) - Las Vegas, Nevada

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Sr. Sales Executive - Fire Service Agreements - Las Vegas, NV (PUSH) - Las Vegas, United States of America - SiemensSkip to Main Content Our Stories FAQS My Dashboard Toggle navigation My Dashboard Global Applications US Applications Our Stories FAQS Careers Home Search Jobs Back Sr. Sales Executive - Fire Service Agreements - Las Vegas, NV (PUSH) Las Vegas, United States of America Sales ****** Smart Infrastructure Share Job Job Description Are you passionate about solving some of the world's most pressing challenges? Are you interested in developing your career path within a global technology powerhouse which empowers employee creativity to change, challenge, and influence our business and customer relationships? This is the career for you! SIEMENS Smart Infrastructure is seeking a confident and self-motivated and technical Senior Sales Executive to grow our Fire Service Agreement business in the Las Vegas, NV area in vertical markets such as Healthcare, Corporate Real Estate, Data Centers, K-12, Universities, Federal, and State facilities. Using your technical and financial expertise, along with your critical thinking and negotiation skills, you will help tailor our customer's needs into winning solutions, for direct end-user service market. Highlights NO CAP COMMISSION STRUCTURE: this will allow you to grow your accounts as much as you want.the sky's the limit! Leverage the Siemens Smart Infrastructure Service & Product portfolios in expanding your customer base. Excellent benefits: starting from day one of employment, benefits include medical/dental/vision/life, matching dollar-for-dollar 401K up to 6%, generous Paid Time Off, and company vehicle program Quick ramp-up time: Siemens new Ready To Sell Development Program: A structured sales development program that provides new sales hires with a one-year plan for learning about the products, processes, and people that will help them achieve their performance targets in the least amount of time. Responsibilities Establish contact with prospects and qualify potential buyers of Service Agreements by scheduling sales calls, following up of leads and utilizing outlined marketing strategies for commercial building system products to include automation controls, fire alarm, total fire life safety service offerings, electrical, and mechanical systems Position Siemens as an industry leader among service providers and position service as a key Siemens differentiator to customers and prospects Prospects and customers would include new and existing Siemens installations and installations of 3rd party automation, electrical, fire, and mechanical products and solutions Jointly works with the multiple levels of the customer's organization to understand and document their business and facility goals and how success is measured. Aligns the customers objectives with services to ensure that their building systems perform as required to achieve their facility and business goals Develop value-based sales proposals, estimates, specifications, and presentations. Works with operations, finance, legal and other inside and outside resources as needed to complete a compelling proposal and close the sale Follow through on sold projects to ensure satisfactory completion. Ensures a smooth sale to operations turnover and monitors progress Assist in resolving collections and other customer satisfaction issues as needed Stay involved with the customer to grow the Service Agreement when renewed by proposing additional customer valued services from the comprehensive Siemens portfolio Prepare accurate and thorough sales activity reports, forecast reports and expense tracking Participate in sales department meetings, workshops, training, and professional development seminars Actively involved and participates in civic and professional and industry organizations such as NFPA, BOMA, ASHE, IAHSS, ASIS, SIA, NBFAA, AFAA, ESA, and etc. Keep current on automation, electrical, fire and mechanical market business and product trends Continue to pursue in-depth product and service knowledge and acquire deeper selling, technical and financial skills Develop and deploy effective Service strategies to grow their accounts and capture more Service wallet share. Prepares annual service roadmap for each account managed. Team sells with solutions sales executives. Develops and builds long-term relationships. Expand the value of assigned accounts for all Siemens offerings. Focus on customer retention and satisfaction/loyalty Focus is on prospecting and selling directly to end-users and the retention and growth of their service business with Siemens Key success drivers would include managing the entire sales process including uncovering the opportunity, developing a service solution/value proposition, conducting a goals to service alignment workshop, preparing the proposal, creating the contract, negotiating terms, closing opportunities, and providing on-going customer service selling any upgrades and add-on opportunities Qualifications Bachelor's Degree desired, although candidates with at a minimum of a High School Diploma or GED equivalency will also be considered 2+ years' experience in sales, business development, or consulting within the Commercial Fire Alarm or similar Commercial building/construction industries Must have a working knowledge of common fire and life safety systems and equipment, including but not limited to; fire alarm systems, fire sprinkler systems, fire pumps, fire extinguishers, kitchen hood suppression, etc. Familiarity with the related Fire Alarm and Sprinkler NFPA codes and standards that document the required inspection, testing and maintenance of these systems is essential Ability to perform customer site surveys to support the development of multi-offering service estimates and proposals across a broad fire and life safety portfolio Employ a customer focused approach that relates the benefits of scheduled maintenance and code compliance to customers' business goals and challenges Build and maintain strong end-user customer relationships that position Siemens as their valued and trusted fire and life safety services provider Knowledge of and strong networking relationships within the local market is strongly desired Must be willing and available to travel 5-10% overnight for training and business development Must be legally authorized for employment in the United States and must not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States Must possess a valid, clean Driver's license and be at least 21 years of age in order to participate in the required Siemens vehicle program. #LI-ARS Youtube Video Job ID: ****** Organization: Smart Infrastructure Company: Siemens Industry, Inc. Experience Level: Mid-level Professional Job Type: Full-time Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, protected veteran or military status, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law. EEO is the Law Applicants and employees are protected under Federal law from discrimination. To learn more, Click here. Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision Siemens follows Executive Order 11246, including the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision. To learn more, Click here.Apply Share Job Can't find what you are looking for? Let's stay connected Can't find what you are looking for? Siemens Careers US Only: Review Accommodations for Disability Contact Us Siemens AG, 1996 - 2019 Terms Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Cookies are used on this site to assist in continually improving the candidate experience and all the interaction data we store of our visitors is anonymous. Learn more about your rights on our Privacy Policy page. Okay x ()
          

Other: Local Administrator - Las Vegas, NV - Las Vegas, Nevada

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Local Administrator - Las Vegas, NV in Las Vegas, United States Las Vegas, United States - N/A - Permanent Siemens Overview: We are looking for a well-organized, motivated team-player to join our Las Vegas team. Reporting to the branch manager, the administrative assistant supports a busy leadership team with administration, documentation, scheduling, financial expense support, meeting coordination, minute taking, and special projects. This role requires great skills in communication and prioritization to appropriately manage a wide variety of functions required to keep our busy team operating successfully. Our Culture: At Siemens, we live and foster an ownership culture, in which every employee takes personal responsibility for our companys success. We trust and empower our leaders to act as owners, self-direct their teams, and innovate to succeed. We communicate openly and honestly to learn from our failures and celebrate our successes. We recognize individual and team achievements frequently. We invest in our team members, offering a wide variety of internal and external development opportunities. Who designs your future? You do. Working within our global company, you can design the career of your dreams. We have more than 200 offices in 101 countries providing you the opportunity to see the world or stay in your own back yard. Do you want to work for a company with innovating technologies that make the world a better place? Can you see yourself learning, growing, and succeeding in this opportunity? If so, then wed like to meet you! Responsibilities: - Schedule and organize activities such as meetings, travel, conferences, and department events for the members of the leadership team. - Create visual presentations for the leadership team. - Act as point of contact for fleet administration for our roles that require participation in the Siemens Vehicle Plan. - Be the point of contact for local safety planning and information. - Organize and prioritize large volumes of information and communication. - Field and answer all business-related questions, seeking assistance from subject matter experts from within and outside of our branch as necessary. - Work on special projects. - Order stationery, office materials and office hardware. - Reconcile directors expense and travel reports - Organize and maintain shared drives to assure efficiency and coordination of data. - Prepare and design charts, tables, graphs, business plans, etc. Proofread copy for spelling, grammar, and layout, making appropriate changes so that that the final copy is accurate and clear. - Support the leadership team with the proficient use of software, including MS Office, SRM (indirect purchase orders), EZ-X (Expenses), aspects of SAP (ERP system), recruitment software, SharePoint etc. - Demonstrate excellent project- and time-management skills to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail. - Use interpersonal and communication skills to build relationships with stakeholders. - Utilize their strong problem solving and planning skills. - Work flexible hours as needed to accomplish tasks. - Work well in a highly matrixed organization, and with managers and employees of all levels to advising on, gather, prepare and vet material in a poised and tactful manner. Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience: - Required education: High school diploma, state-recognized GED, or state recognized high school proficiency exam. - Required experience: Successful experience providing the type of administrative support needed by our branch. - Required travel: 5% - Other requirements: - Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. - Proficiency with MS Office suite and the aptitude to quickly master additional software programs related to administrative support. - Ability to work in the U.S. without a need for current or future sponsorship. Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience: - Preferred education: Bachelors degree Why Siemens? Siemens Smart Infrastructure (SI) is shaping the market for intelligent, adaptive infrastructure for today and the future. It addresses the pressing challenges of urbanization and climate change by connecting energy systems, buildings and industries. SI provides customers with a comprehensive end-to-end portfolio from a single source with products, systems, solutions, and services from the point of power generation all the way to consumption. With an increasingly digitalized ecosystem, it helps customers thrive and communities progress while contributing toward protecting the planet. SI creates environments that care. Siemens Smart Infrastructure has its global headquarters in Zug, Switzerland, and has around 71,000 employees worldwide. - Siemens is a globally diversified engineering powerhouse: an opportunity such as this one can open doors to engineering practices and businesses new to you, preparing you for a great future with potential in so many types of fieldssustainability, energy, medical technologies, to name a fewin almost any location you ever dreamed of exploring. - Competitive compensation. - Excellent health, dental, and vision plans with many options from which to choose. - All employees receive Life Insurance and Short- and Long-Term Disability coverage. - 401k match dollar for dollar up to 6% of gross salary. - Education and tuition reimbursement programs available. - Extensive product training and professional career development. Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, domestic partner status, disability, weight, height or AIDS/HIV status, protected veteran or military status, other categories protected by federal, state, or local law, and regardless of whether the qualified applicants are individuals with disabilities. *LI-PJC Job ID: ****** Organization: Smart Infrastructure Company: Siemens Industry, Inc. Experience Level: Mid-level Professional Job Type: Full-time Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, protected veteran or military status, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law. EEO is the Law Applicants and employees are protected under Federal law from discrimination. To learn more, Click here. Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision Siemens follows Executive Order 11246, including the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision. To learn more, Click here. Job Reference Siemens-****** ()
          

Engineering: Senior Traffic Engineer - Henderson, Nevada

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Atkins is one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years. Atkins has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy. Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Henderson, NV team as a Senior Traffic Engineer. MAJOR FUNCTION/ROLE Under direction, provides the expertise of a seasoned engineer to all conventional aspects of functional area and applies advanced concepts and techniques to unconventional engineering problems. May function as individual researcher or technical specialist. Upholds engineering ethics and standards of conduct. JOB DUTIES - Carries out complex or novel assignments requiring diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments. Work requires the use of advanced techniques and the modification and extension of theories, precepts and practices. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE - B.S. or M.S. in Engineering. M.S. or graduate level technical coursework preferred. This level may be achieved by Engineers with seven years of experience since B.S. or 6 years since M.S. Typical incumbent has seven to twelve years of experience. SPECIAL SKILLS - Proven technical writing and communication skills. Incumbent may be eligible for project management training. - Individual is required to have experience in engineering and preparation of traffic engineering and ITS design plans. Preference is to have knowledge of the operations and design requirements of limited access facilities, general purpose and express/managed lanes, and urban arterials. Design-Build project experience considered a plus. - Individual would be responsible for traffic design plans review, development of project scopes, preparation of staff hour estimates and contract negotiations. Individual may be required to complete traffic design tasks ranging from the preparation of concept plans to signed and sealed contract documents. - Individuals needs to be able to review design plans and communicate clear and concise comments from reviews to partner consultants, clients, and other agencies. Position would also be responsible for corresponding to Request for Information (RFI) requests during construction, as well as, review and approval of traffic design related shop drawings from the contractor. - Individual must be able to communicate well with others. Position will require the ability to lead and coordinate meetings as well as work well in a team environment. Position does require time management and organizational skills as the individual will be involved in multiple projects operating on different schedules. - Individual should be comfortable speaking in small/medium sized groups to provide engineering direction to the team. Must be familiar with the following software packages: - Microsoft Office Suite - Adobe Acrobat Professional - Microstation - AutoCAD - Bluebeam considered a plus PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS - P.E. license is required. - Must be a Registered Professional Engineer in Nevada, or the ability to be registered with one (1) year. - Certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) considered a plus. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS - Some overnight travel may be required. Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability. ************************************************************ Atkins cares about your privacy. Please consult our Privacy Notice to know more about how we collect, use and transfer your Personal Data. By submitting your personal information to SNC-Lavalin, you confirm that you have read and accept our Privacy Notice. Atkins will not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, headhunters, contract recruiters, search firms or employment agencies. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate, Atkins explicitly reserves the right to recruit and hire those candidate(s) at its discretion, and without any financial obligation whatsoever to the recruiter or agency. Any such unsolicited resume or candidate contact information, including those submitted directly to Atkins hiring managers or any other employee, shall become the property of Atkins upon receipt. BG ()
          

Thales, Peking University and Ecole Polytechnique sign a strategic cooperation agreement in Physics to further advance scientific research in China

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Nov 06, 2019

Thales is greatly honored to sign a strategic Cooperation Agreement with Peking University and Ecole Polytechnique for future cooperation on scientific research.

This agreement aims to promote trilateral R&D and joint facility collaborations in areas such as high energy, high density and laser physics.

These ambitious projects are linked to the discoveries of Gerard Mourou, professor at Ecole Polytechnique, and in particular the CPA (Chirped Pulse Amplification) technique, for which the professor was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2018.

BEIJING, Nov. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Thales, Peking University and Ecole Polytechnique signed a strategic agreement for future cooperation in scientific research in the area of Physics. The signature took place today in Beijing at the Great Hall of the People.

In support of Peking University's ambitions to fulfill China's "National Major Science and Technology Infrastructure Project" and develop "Laser-Driven Multi-Beam Facilities" at Beijing Huairou Science City, this agreement aims to promote trilateral R&D and joint facility collaborations in areas such as high energy, high density and laser physics, setting a solid foundation for future cooperation in scientific research between France and China.

These ambitious projects are linked to the discoveries of Gerard Mourou, professor at Ecole Polytechnique, and in particular the CPA (Chirped Pulse Amplification) technique, for which the professor was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2018. Gerard Mourou's work is the fruit of a longstanding laser research partnership between his laboratory, the Applied Optics Laboratory (LOA)[1], and Thales, whose leading laser technology expands the use of CPA to new boundaries each and every day.

"Thales has a strong experience in fostering cooperation with internationally renowned research laboratories and institutions. We are therefore delighted to develop this collaboration and help scientific research in China. As a trusted partner to Chinese industries in aerospace, transportation and digital identity and security, Thales actively supports the strengthening cooperation on scientific research in physics with Peking University and Ecole Polytechnique."

Pascale Sourisse, President, Thales International

Thales is a leader in laser technologies thanks to three decades of collaboration experience with ninety research teams across the world. This includes the world's most powerful laser facility, Extreme Light Infrastructure for Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP), developed and commissioned in Romania through an EU project for a two time 10 petawatt (1 PW = 1015 W) laser system.

[1] Applied Optics Laboratory (LOA – a joint research unit operated under the supervision of Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancees (ENSTA), the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Ecole Polytechnique) – LOA research activity covers a broad spectrum in ultrafast laser-plasma science.

About Thales

Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a global technology leader shaping the world of tomorrow today. The Group provides solutions, services and products to customers in the aeronautics, space, transport, digital identity and security, and defence markets. With 80,000 employees in 68 countries, Thales generated sales of EUR19 billion in 2018 (on a pro forma basis including Gemalto).

Thales is investing in particular in digital innovations -- connectivity, Big Data, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity -- technologies that support businesses, organisations and governments in their decisive moments

About Thales in China

Thales provides innovative solutions for the infrastructure that forms the backbone of China's growth. The Group has been present in China for more than 30 years and is the trusted partner for the Chinese aviation and urban rail transportation industries. In the meanwhile, from secure software to biometrics and encryption, Thales has successfully applied its advanced technology to mobile communication, banking, IoT and software monetization etc. Thales has 3 JVs and employs 2,300 people with offices located in 8 cities in China. Thales established R&D centers and Innovation Hubs in Beijing, Dalian and Hong Kong to provide innovative solutions for both China and international market.

About Peking University

Peking University is a comprehensive and national key university. Its outstanding faculty includes 48 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 9 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and 21 members of the Third World Academy of Sciences.

Peking University has become a center for teaching and research and a university of a new type, embracing diverse branches of learning. It aims for one of the world's best universities in the future.

About Ecole Polytechnique

Ecole Polytechnique, also known as L'X, is the leading French institution combining top-level research, academics, and innovation at the cutting-edge of science and technology. As a widely internationalized university, Ecole Polytechnique offers a variety of international programs and attracts a growing number of foreign students and researchers from around the globe (currently 40% of students and 40% of faculty members). With its 23 laboratories, 22 of which are joint research units with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the Ecole Polytechnique Research Center explores the frontiers of interdisciplinary knowledge to provide major contributions to science, technology, and society. Ecole Polytechnique is a founding member of Institut Polytechnique de Paris.

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ARA US Hospitality Trust Announces Acquisition of a Portfolio of Three Premium Marriott-Branded Upscale Select-Service Hotels in the United States

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Nov 06, 2019

SINGAPORE, Nov 6, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - ARA US Hospitality Trust ("ARA H-Trust") is pleased to announce that it has today entered into a conditional purchase and sales agreement to acquire a portfolio of three Marriott-branded upscale select-service hotels in the United States for US$84.5 million. The three freehold properties are located within the markets of Raleigh, North Carolina and San Antonio, Texas, that benefit from diversified demand from nearby corporations, universities and leisure attractions.

The accretive acquisition at a net property income yield of 8.0% is expected to increase ARA H-Trust's pro forma distribution income from the listing date on 9 May 2019 to 30 September 2019 by US$1.4 million, translating to a rise in distribution per stapled security from 3.13 US cents to 3.38 US cents assuming the acquisition was completed on listing date. The acquisition will be funded primarily with debt and by internal cash resources. Following this acquisition, ARA H-Trust's portfolio will grow to 41 hotels with 5,340 guest rooms geographically diversified throughout 22 states in the United States.

Mr Lee Jin Yong, the Chief Executive Officer of the Managers, said, "This acquisition demonstrates our ability to execute third-party transactions at an attractive yield in the world's largest lodging market. We will continue to explore acquisition opportunities to further diversify our portfolio by location and by brand, and most importantly to enhance stapled securityholders' returns."

DBS Bank Ltd. ("DBS") was the Sole Issue Manager for the Offering (the "Sole Issue Manager"). DBS, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited and United Overseas Bank Limited were the Joint Financial Advisers and Joint Global Coordinators for the Offering (collectively, the "Joint Financial Advisers and Joint Global Coordinators"). DBS, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited, United Overseas Bank Limited and Credit Suisse (Singapore) Limited were the Joint Bookrunners and Underwriters for the Offering (collectively, the "Joint Bookrunners and Underwriters").

Mr Lee added, "We are excited with the addition of this high quality freehold portfolio which will broaden our earnings base with diversified and increased net property income. The portfolio has outperformed its competitive set recording RevPAR indices between 120% to 146%. The superior revenue per available room (RevPAR) performance will contribute robust, stable cashflows to our bottom-line. In addition, the acquisition will affiliate ARA H-Trust with Marriott, a leading global hotel brand, and Concord Hospitality, a well-regarded, experienced hotel developer and operator in the US. The new relationship with Concord is expected to broaden our network to source future accretive acquisitions."

The portfolio consists of AC by Marriott Raleigh North Hills, Courtyard San Antonio at The Rim and Residence Inn San Antonio at The Rim.

AC by Marriott Raleigh North Hills is the newest hotel within the heart of Raleigh's North Hills - one of Raleigh/Durham's premier live-work-play destinations. North Hills is a mixed-use development that contains more than 1 million square feet of office space, with notable tenants such as PwC, KPMG and Bank of America, plus retail, entertainment, and residences. Universities around the area include North Carolina State University (35,000 students), Duke University (15,000 students) and University of North Carolina (29,000 students). It is also strategically located 20 to 30 minutes to the airport, downtown Raleigh, and the Research Triangle Park. The Research Triangle Park is one of the most prominent high-tech research and development parks in the United States and houses 200 companies (including IBM, SAS, GlaxoSmithKline, Cisco and Lenovo) with over 50,000 workers.

Courtyard San Antonio at The Rim and Residence Inn San Antonio at The Rim are located adjacent to each other in one of the most desirable submarkets in San Antonio. The local market features attractive residential, retail, office developments, as well as popular leisure attractions. Key demand drivers include Fortune 500 corporations (Valero, Nustar and USAA); Six Flags Fiesta Texas amusement park; The Rim, a 2.8 million square feet master development with retail, dining, and service amenities; the University of Texas at San Antonio (31,000 students); and Camp Bullis, a 28,000 acres US Army training facility with 6,000 employees and training throughput of over 170,000 annually.

Lee Jin Yong
Chief Executive Officer

For queries, please contact:
Aaron Goh
Assistant Manager, Investor Relations
Email: aarongoh@ara-group.com
Phone: +65 6601 9362

About ARA US Hospitality Trust

Listed on the Singapore Exchange on 9 May 2019, ARA US Hospitality Trust is a hospitality stapled group comprising ARA US Hospitality Property Trust ("ARA H-REIT") and ARA US Hospitality Management Trust ("ARA H-BT"). ARA US Hospitality Trust invests in income-producing real estate assets used primarily for hospitality purposes located in the United States.

As at Listing Date, ARA US Hospitality Trust's initial portfolio comprises 38 upscale Hyatt-branded select-service hotels across 21 states in the United States (the world's largest lodging market) with a total of 4,950 rooms valued at US$719.5 million. 36 out of the 38 hotels have freehold land titles.

ARA US Hospitality Property Trust is managed by ARA Trust Management (USH) Pte. Ltd. and ARA US Hospitality Management Trust is managed by ARA Business Trust Management (USH) Pte. Ltd., collectively, the Managers. The Managers are whollyowned subsidiaries of ARA Asset Management Limited. For more information, please visit www.araushotels.com.

About the Sponsor

The Sponsor, ARA Real Estate Investors 23 Pte. Ltd., is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of ARA Asset Management Limited, a premier global integrated real assets fund manager. As of 30 June 2019, Gross Assets Managed by ARA Group and its Associates is more than S$83 billion across over 100 cities in 23 countries.

Driven by a vision to be best-in-class real assets fund management company. ARA Group and its Associates' businesses include:

(a) REITs - ARA is one of the largest REIT managers in Asia Pacific. The Group directly manages Suntec REIT, Cache Logistics Trust and ARA US Hospitality Trust, listed in Singapore; and Fortune REIT, Hui Xian REIT and Prosperity REIT, listed in Hong Kong. It also indirectly manages REITs in Japan, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia through its associate companies.

(b) Private real estate funds - The Group manages private funds providing investment opportunities in diverse real estate sectors and geographies that cater to different investor risk appetites.

(c) Country desks - ARA operates country desks in China, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Australia, Europe and the United States. The country desks employ a strong understanding of each local market to facilitate the flow of inbound and outbound capital and cross-country collaborations. ARA has an expanded presence in Japan via its strategic stake in Kenedix, Inc. and in Europe via its strategic stake in Cromwell Property Group.

(d) Infrastructure - ARA Infrastructure was established in 2018 to cater to strong investor demand for global infrastructure investment.

(e) Real estate management services - As part of the Group's investor-operator philosophy, its dedicated property management teams actively work the ground to manage its assets globally.

ARA's multi-platform, multi-product global fund management strategy, combined with its dedicated teams with in-depth local knowledge, enables the Group to offer enduring value to investors. Built on a foundation of strong corporate governance and business integrity, ARA counts some of the world's largest pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions, endowments and family offices as its investors. For more information, please visit http://www.ara-group.com/.

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When Should You Replace Your Free SIEM Tools?

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Free Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions have significant benefits, providing visibility into security environments and enabling proactive vulnerability management for many small and mid-sized organizations. However, these tools often come with limitations that will lead security teams to consider commercial options. How do you know when it’s time to upgrade?

When your organization expands 

Growth is one of the first indicators that you need to migrate to a commercial SIEM tool. Freeware may have limited functionality that worked when you were first starting up, but you may find the benefits offered in an enterprise version are better suited for your organization as it grows. Alternately, freeware may offer full functionality for a limited number of assets. As an organization grows, the number of devices and applications naturally increases. Since a SIEM is strongest when it’s centralizing everything in the environment, outgrowing the freeware is a good indicator that you’re ready for the full commercial version.

When you're ready for support  

While free SIEM tools have their benefits, they usually offer only documentation for support. It may take a bit longer to get up to speed, but once you've gotten comfortable with the SIEM solution, this will typically not be a problem. But any more complex questions or issues will go unanswered or take much longer to solve without the assistance of support personnel who are skilled specialists on the product. Good support resources provide stability, vital expertise, and peace of mind that can be as valuable as the product itself.

Open source tools may not even have official support people or documentation, so support options have to be found elsewhere—through forums or from other open source users. Additionally, while open source SIEM solutions allow you to develop them further, customizing a SIEM tool so extensively is quite the undertaking. If you have someone maintaining and continuing to develop custom coding, this is a large investment in terms of time and skills, so open source can’t really be considered free.

Finding the right commercial SIEM software

If your organization is facing any of these issues, it might be time to migrate to a paid SIEM solution. Commercial tools can easily scale, streamline troubleshooting, and get the support you need when you need it. 

A majority of SIEM tools are intended for huge organizations, with many more features than a small to mid-sized organization wants, and a price point that is far out of range. Thankfully, there are mid-range SIEM solutions that are intuitive to use and provide better value than some of the heavy-weight options—while still providing all the critical functionality you need as a growing business.

When you're looking for a tool, make sure you find one that offers: 

  • Real-time monitoring: The sooner you can see a threat, the sooner you can eliminate it. Real time monitoring allows you to investigate and begin remediation quickly.  
  • Tailored prioritization and escalation: Threat prioritization saves security teams from having to sort out critical threats from the mundane. The ability to fine tune what constitutes a real threat for each asset creates an even more effective filter.
  • The ability to monitor every type of device: For maximum effectiveness, your SIEM should be able to easily monitor any type of data, be it a standard operating system like Windows or a customized feed like a legacy application or homegrown database.
  • Data normalization: With so many types of applications and devices whose data is streamed through a SIEM, the language and formatting of the log information can vary broadly. Normalizing this data it into a common format and giving it meaning streamlines the process considerably.
  • Integrations: Every organization requires multiple security solutions, so the ability to integrate data from other enterprise applications, like antivirus software, saves time and provides a holistic picture of your environment.
  • Long term event storage: Compliance and analysis may require long term storage of data. An effective SIEM allows you to specify exactly what types of data you want to store, excluding data that you know is harmless.
  • Reporting capabilities: Logging all event and incident response activity not only provides valuable performance data, it also proves adherence to multiple industry standards and regulations to inquiring auditors.

 

In addition to finding the right features and doing a SIEM pricing comparison, other factors should be taken into account, like licensing models or deployment methods. It’s helpful to develop a requirements checklist to evaluate the various offerings on the market and how they line up with what you need. The right SIEM solution will centralize your security, and as your organization continues to grow, this will provide stability for your security team, keeping your infrastructure safe through every transition.

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Colorado one of four states selected by National Governors Association for GridEx V electrical grid exercise assistance

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DENVER - Colorado has been selected by the National Governors Association (NGA) as one of four states in the U.S. to participate in the North American Energy Reliability Corporation's (NERC) GridEx V exercise and NGA workshop. The workshop seeks to enhance state and utility emergency preparedness through a simulated cyber and physical incident on the electrical grid.

Representatives from Colorado will include individuals from the Public Utilities Commission within the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), the Office of Information Technology (OIT), the Department of Public Safety (CDPS), and Xcel Energy.

The biennial exercise, conducted November 13-14, 2019 by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), will focus on incident response planning, local and regional response, interdependent sector engagement, and communication efforts. Participants will remotely respond to the simulated events to determine how their organizations, including governors and states, might respond in a real-world event.

In a joint statement, Executive Directors Stan Hilkey (CDPS), Patty Salazar (DORA), and Theresa Szczurek (OIT) commented, “Colorado is very excited and grateful to have been awarded the opportunity to participate in this important exercise. Our agencies are proud of our collective work to attain this selection by the NGA, and want to thank Governor Polis for endorsing our efforts. We are committed to a continued partnership protecting Colorado’s electrical infrastructure, and devising solutions that will benefit the entire United States.”

Following the November exercise, participants will examine state and utility energy security planning and coordination and emergency response, and present the exercise results, challenges, and possible solutions to threats facing the electrical grid. This information will be shared with all other states by the NGA, and Colorado will receive ongoing technical assistance from NGA to enact action.

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Strategic Sourcing Manager - Large Motors

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PA-New Freedom, Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 130,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to su
          

Strategic Sourcing Manager - Tube

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Mid-Level Civil and Water Resources Engineer | Wood

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Columbia, South Carolina, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is seeking a Mid - Level Civil and Water Resources Engineer with experience in water resources, and civil design to support a rapidly growing Civil / Water
          

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Please Note: This is a temporary assignment for up to 18 months.

This position performs technical and administrative support work including database management, asset management, transportation planning, traffic engineering and operation, roadways design, construction and preservation. This position reports to a Senior Engineer.

Typical duties include:

  • Maintain and coordinate databases related to roadway infrastructure, transportation planning, material testing, field inspection, weather, snow routes and liquid salt pilot projects, and AVL/ GPS reporting by roadways equipment.
  • Provide engineering and technical analysis and support related to transportation planning, roadway design, road construction and preservation and infrastructure management and performance
  • Monitor and control data collection programs related to traffic and roadways engineering.
  • Maintain and operate specialized analysis software and be able to generate results, and produce reports/maps for road network planning, road construction and maintenance programs and traffic safety analysis. Examples include: EMME III, Asset Management software, Synchro and MMS.
  • Conduct engineering testing, inspection, surveying, drafting and/or data collection in field or laboratory settings.
  • Maintain and update Work/Purchase/Request Order Systems.
  • Research, co-ordinate, assemble information and prepare technical reports.
  • Research and evaluate the application of new technologies related to roadway design, construction and preservation, transportation planning, traffic safety, traffic engineering and operation and construction field services.
  • Represent the department in meetings with other department staff, other departments, the public in the field, consultants, contractors, other government agencies, community associations and City Advisory Committees.
  • Tactfully and adequately respond to concerns and inquiries from the general public and council through service requests.
  • Contribute to team projects and effectively participates as a team member.
  • Follow all rules and regulations as set out in the Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act and the City of Regina Occupational Health and Safety Manual as they apply to this position.
  • Train new employees on materials testing and inspection
  • Perform related work as required.

Candidates will be screened on the following criteria:

*** To be considered for this position you must clearly identify your qualifications, experience,

knowledge, skills and abilities and where you obtained them in your application/resume. ***

The knowledge, abilities and skills are typically obtained through the successful completion of one year of an engineering technology program and a minimum of four (4) years in a roadway engineering and/or traffic engineering field(s).

  • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability to apply basic engineering practices, principles, theories computations, analyses and statistics.
  • Knowledge of basic transportation infrastructure management, design, materials, operations, construction, maintenance and preservation.
  • Knowledge of drafting and surveying technology practices and techniques.
  • Ability to learn beginner level functions with GIS and CAD to display data including symbology, create, edit and query data, modify drawings, relate data and prepare designs using software such as Arc View, AutoCAD and Civil 3D.
  • Ability to apply the general rules and regulations of the Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act and the City of Regina Occupational Health and Safety Manual as they apply to this position.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate work.
  • Ability to acquire and apply knowledge of City policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and work with complex databases.
  • Ability to consistently and accurately conduct engineering testing, inspection, surveying. drafting and/or data collection in field or laboratory settings
  • Intermediate skills to create tables and forms, create formulas, create queries and reports, modify and customise charts and tables, use pivot tables and cross tab queries, and import/export data from various sources and formats using software such as in the Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access).
  • Ability to evaluate progress and quality of engineering projects.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to express ideas effectively, in oral and written form.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations and a respectful work environment with superiors, subordinates and the general public.

Working/other conditions:

  • Must possess a valid Class 5 driver's license and have a vehicle available for work usage (a travel allowance is provided).
  • Must be willing to do overtime and work shift and/or irregular hours.
  • Ability to routinely handle equipment and material samples of at least 25 kg.

*Note: Testing may be done to evaluate knowledge, skills and abilities.

*Candidates selected for an interview will be required to provide proof of acquired education*

**In accordance with the City of Regina’s Criminal Record Check Policy, the position requires that the successful candidate provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check as a condition of employment. **

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Department: Roadways & Transportation – Traffic Engineering Branch
Salary Grade: CUPE Local 21, Pay Class 2F
Salary:
$26.11 - $29.15/Hour; $54,041 - $60,332/Annum (2019 Rates)

The City of Regina values diversity in our workforce and encourages applications from all qualified Employment Equity candidates.


We will contact applicants we wish to consider within six weeks of the competition closing date. All applicants are thanked for their interest.


          

GIP Adds Holdco Debt to Carlsbad

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Global Infrastructure Partners has raised longterm holding company debt to lever up its 527 MW gasfired Carlsbad Energy Center in San Diego County Calif with the aim of making the project easier for yield company Clearway Energy to digest
          

Ubuntu/Canonical: Yahoo! Japan, ROSCon and ZFS/Zsys Improvements

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  • Yahoo! Japan builds their IaaS environment with Canonical

    Yahoo! Japan, originally formed as a joint venture between Yahoo! and SoftBank, is one of the most popular internet advertising, search engines and e-commerce sites in the country and employs over 6000 people.

    Due to having such scale and volume of users, Yahoo! Japan required outside help to build their IaaS (infrastructure as a service) solution and OSS distributed storage solution. In 2013, Yahoo! Japan turned to Canonical and the two companies have grown the relationship ever since.

  • ROSCon 2019 – Canonical

    What an exhausting, yet intriguing few days. Huge thanks to Open Robotics et. al. for hosting and setting it up. The fantastic community came in full force with far more people than last year, more people than ROSCon JP and more people than I would have ever guessed. Which is to say, there were more friends to make

    This blog won’t cover everything that happened at ROSCon or cover any of the talks presented. This blog is for recap purposes, for anyone who couldn’t make it or for someone unsure whether or not they should come to the next one. If you were there, you know how it all went, and if you weren’t, then a paragraph wouldn’t do the talks justice anyway. If you want information about the talks or presentations head over to the official ROSCon 2019 site or our announcement post and see what you can find. For now though, let’s discuss.

  • ZFS/Zsys Improvements Are Already Underway For Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

    While Ubuntu 19.10 just shipped two weeks ago with its initial desktop install support to a root ZFS file-system option, feature work is already happening of ZFS changes destined for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Ubuntu's Zsys daemon being built around ZFS' advanced feature set.

    With Ubuntu 19.10 in the Ubiquity installer is just the single (experimental) option at install-time for a guided ZFS root file-system setup. For Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubiquity is expected to expand upon that and also offer ZFS options through the advanced partitioning area of the desktop installer.


          

Limited Partnerships Your Guide To The Income Producing Mlp Investments That Are Building Americas Energy Infrastructure

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DILAPIDATED MAJOR ROADS IN IMO STATE STILL REMAIN DEATH TRAPS

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Mazi Chidiebere, a diaspora based Biafran citizen of Ikeduru local government area, Imo State, has seriously raised concern pertaining the critical conditions of major roads leading to Owerri town from other parts of Biafraland. This is yet the situation after months of the inauguration of the government of Governor Emeka Ikediohia. Road users face danger of death daily on the roads due to avoidable accidents amongst others.

In an interview with Family Writers Press International, Mazi Chidiebere maintained that the present governor of Imo State appears still unconcerned with the plight of the people. "We thought that the past Governor, Rochas Okorocha was the worst of them all until after the emergence of Governor Emeka Ikediohia from the last governorship election", he further stated.

It is most unfortunate, worrisome and tasking to smoothly and peacefully drive from neighboring states to one's fatherland. On getting to the state capital, Owerri, as a result of very bad condition of major roads. The major road linking Eke-Atta in Ikeduru local government area, to Akabo within the same jurisdiction is really a herculean task traveling to Enugu, Okigwe, Amaraku, Anara, Nkwere, etcetera. His Excellency, Governor Emeka Ikediohia was elected to correct the many errors of the past years. Imo State is blessed with abundant natural resources including the black gold (oil). As one of the major oil producing states in Nigeria with the highest federal government allocation in the South-East region, there need to be provision of basic necessities to the people.

Mazi Chidiebere through this medium, calls on all citizens of good conscience within the State including indigenes at home and in the diaspora, to speak up against the ills the citizens are being daily subjected to. This is the set time to right the wrongs before situation worsens. Imo State indigenes need practical and enduring infrastructures that will alleviate their suffering.


The pictures beneath depict Akabo road, after Atta market. This same road leads to Owerri under the watchful eyes of the present government led by Governor Emeka Ikediohia.

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Senior Electrical Engineer | Wood

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San Antonio, Texas, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions’ is seeking a Senior Level Electrical Engineer candidate with design and analysis experience in facility and site infrastructure electrical and control sys
          

Real Estate Construction Project Manager - Verizon - Newburyport, MA

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Comment on The New Douglass Bridge: A Look Ahead to the West Traffic Oval (202_cyclist)

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It is SWTLQTC territory but there is a heated discussion on the social medias about ANC 6D favoring 26 parking spaces adjacent to Fort McNair instead of safe infrastructure for cyclists. I am really disappointed in ANC 6D for their lack of commitment to making our streets safe for all users, not just accommodating drivers.


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Creating a community hub: Clarington Council approves a plan for new South Bowmanville Recreation Centre

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Clarington October 29, 2019/- The plan for a new South Bowmanville Recreation Centre is moving forward. Clarington Council approved the preliminary vision for the new recreation facility that will act as a “community hub,” a gathering point for activity, engagement and interaction. Council also directed staff to proceed with an application for Federal and Provincial grant funding. If approved, it would cover approximately 73 per cent of the cost of building a new facility.

Council approved a phased approach to building the new South Bowmanville Recreation Centre, expanding the existing Bowmanville Indoor Soccer/Lacrosse Bowl. The first phase would include a twin-pad arena with NHL-sized ice surfaces. It would also include a large indoor walking track, a large gymnasium, multi-purpose community and programming space, a library branch, as well as a customer service area with office space. The estimated public opening for the first phase would be fall of 2023. The second phase would include an aquatic facility with a 25-metre, eight-lane main pool, and a large therapeutic pool. It would also include a fitness facility.

“Building a facility of this size in two phases is crucial to managing the cost,” explains George Acorn, Acting Director of Community Services. “In designing the facility concept, we reached out to the public to consult. The plan for the new facility is based on extensive research into demographics, community trends and best practices in the industry. We feel that this facility concept will help support Clarington’s recreation and community needs well into the future,” added Acting Director Acorn.

To help cover the cost of building a facility this size, the Municipality will apply for a funding grant from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) under the community, culture and recreation category. This is a cost-sharing grant with approximately $470 million available in federal funding and $320 million available in provincial funding. As outlined on the Government of Ontario website, the grant “will support projects that improve the quality of life,” for residents across the province. If approved, the combined grant will cover approximately 73 per cent of the cost, with Clarington contributing nearly 27 per cent of the cost. Phase one of the project is estimated to cost approximately $48 million. Council will consider the budget for the project when it ratifies Clarington’s capital and operating budget on January 20, 2020.

In designing the concept for the new South Bowmanville Recreation Centre, Clarington consulted residents and various sporting organizations who use Municipal facilities. During the consultation period, Clarington heard from 2,177 residents who completed an online survey that focused specifically on facility design and components. Nearly 90 people participated in a Community Forum which was held to facilitate discussion and establish feedback on preferred facility components including indoor ice, swimming pools, fitness/wellness, multi-purpose space, and gymnasium.

In prioritizing the phases of construction, Clarington staff determined that there is a critical lack of ice availability in the community for both public skating and minor hockey. Also, some of Clarington’s existing ice facilities are ageing and reaching their end of life, requiring the Municipality to address this issue. The Municipality also needs flexible program space that can be utilized by residents of all ages. The staff report contains all the details of the plan for the South Bowmanville Recreation Centre.

“Council decided that building a new recreation facility is critical to support our growing population and added this priority to its Strategic Plan,” said Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster. “The location for this signature community hub is central and will not only serve local residents, it will also play a key role in attracting visitors to a signature facility able to host and support sporting events,” added Mayor Foster.

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OYO Rooms to expand in Bihar, plans to create 700 local jobs

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OYO Hotels and Homes will expand its footprint in Bihar by investing in infrastructure and talent. This will create 700 jobs in the hospitality sector over the next six months, Aditya Ghosh, CEO, India, and South Asia, OYO Hotels and Homes said. Oyo has been buoyed by success in the state since it launched operations […]

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US to Boost Defense Cooperation With Bangladesh : US Assistant Secretary Alice Wells In Bangladesh

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The United States wants to boost its military cooperation with Bangladesh as well as investments in infrastructure & energy sector . Under the Indo-Pacific Strategy (IPS) US wants a closer military ties with Bangladesh . The visiting U.S. acting assistant secretary of state Alice Wells said US is seeking an expanded military relationship with Bangladesh …

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A Systemic Approach for Assessment of Advanced Distribution Automation Functionalities

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The lack of information regarding the systemic behavior of new software and hardware before introducing them for controlling and operating power networks consists of a major challenge for power distribution utilities towards a smart grid implementation. In this context, this paper describes an innovative and cost-effective test platform for advanced distribution automation (ADA) functionalities. The platform integrates a steady-state power system simulator, intelligent electronic devices, smart meters, communication infrastructure, and typical operation systems, using a cyber-physical system approach. The development of such platform originated a novel smart grid emulator, aiming at the execution of systemic tests and validation of ADA functionalities in a controlled environment, allowing systemic analysis rarely found in hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testbeds. Through such an approach, it is possible to predict and solve typical issues that would be typically noticed only in field implementation. The study case presents tests of a specific algorithm for downed conductor location, considering the environment that the power distribution utility would have through the deployment of a smart grid infrastructure. The paper also discusses the robustness of the event-driven synchronization as an interface technique for HIL and software-in-the-loop environment, which is responsible for integrating operation systems, field equipment, and the power system simulator.
          

Laos’ special economic zone bordering China to lure 10 bln USD investment

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The zone coves over 700 hectares, and a full range of utilities are being installed along with a six-lane highway and other infrastructure.

The post Laos’ special economic zone bordering China to lure 10 bln USD investment appeared first on Mekong Eye.


          

Question Time | Leaders demand more from developers to deliver vision

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Greater Manchester's leaders faced tough questions on the city region's track record on housing, struggling transport infrastructure, and the ongoing delays to the GMSF at this special Place North West event, which gathered all four of the city region's leaders on one stage for the first time.

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"After nearly two decades, every purported objective used to justify our wars in the Middle East has..."

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“After nearly two decades, every purported objective used to justify our wars in the Middle East has been upended. The invasion of Afghanistan was supposed to wipe out al-Qaida. Instead, al-Qaida migrated to fill the power vacuums the deep state created in the wars in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen. The war in Afghanistan morphed into a war with the Taliban, which now controls most of the country and is threatening the corrupt regime we prop up in Kabul. The deep state orchestrated the invasion of Iraq, which had nothing to do with the attacks of 9/11. It confidently predicted it could build a Western-style democracy and weaken Iran’s power in the region. Instead, it destroyed Iraq as a unified country, setting warring ethnic and religious factions against each other. Iran, which is closely tied to the dominant Shiite government in Baghdad, emerged even stronger. The deep state armed “moderate” rebels in Syria in an effort to topple President Bashar Assad, but when it realized it could not control the jihadists—to whom it had provide some $500 million in weapons and assistance—the deep state began to bomb them and arm Kurdish rebels to fight them. These Kurds would later be betrayed by Trump. The “war on terror” spread like a plague from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya to Yemen, which after five years of war is suffering one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters. The financial cost for this misery and death is between $5 trillion and $8 trillion. The human cost runs into hundreds of thousands of dead and wounded, shattered cities, towns and infrastructure and millions of refugees.”

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La lire numérique turque prête à être déployée en 2020

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Resmi Gazete, la plus importante revue nationale de Turquie, a publié un document décrivant le plan du président Recep Tayyip Erdoğan et ses directives pour terminer la monnaie numérique de banque centrale (CBDC).

Revitaliser l’économie nationale 

Le gouvernement du président Erdogan avait dévoilé en juillet 2019 son intention de créer une monnaie numérique émise par une banque centrale. Aujourd’hui, cette monnaie numérique nationale a reçu une date de finalisation à mesure que la Turquie avance dans sa reprise économique.

Les premiers essais de la lire numérique devraient être menés et finalisés d’ici fin 2020 et impliqueront la mise en place de plateformes logicielles pour le traitement de paiements instantanés. La banque centrale se joindra au Conseil de la recherche scientifique et technologique de la Turquie pour mener cette initiative à terme.

Comme l’indique le document officiel, le lancement de la lire numérique s’inscrit dans le cadre de l’objectif du pays de renforcer son économie nationale :

L’objectif principal est d’établir un secteur financier avec une structure institutionnelle forte qui peut répondre aux besoins de financement du secteur réel à un faible coût, offrir différents instruments financiers à une large base d’investisseurs à travers des institutions fiables et soutenir l’objectif d’Istanbul de devenir une place financière mondiale attractive.

En septembre, le gouvernement turc a annoncé son intention de mettre en place une infrastructure blockchain nationale pour déployer la technologie au cœur de l’administration publique. Les domaines de l’enregistrement dans les registres fonciers, la certification universitaire, et les douanes seront les premiers qui utiliseront ce nouveau système.

Cette annonce fait suite à l’approbation par le président chinois Xi Jinping de la technologie de la blockchain et de l’accélération des efforts du pays pour l’appliquer à de multiples secteurs. À l’instar de la Turquie, la Chine tente également de créer sa propre CBDC dans le but d’augmenter l’utilisation mondiale du yuan et de s’éloigner du recours au dollar américain pour les échanges internationaux.

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Achetant son premier Bitcoin en 2017, Clément se rend vite compte de son attirance pour le monde des cryptomonnaies. Il croit fermement en cette technologie et qu'elle révolutionne déjà de nombreux secteurs.

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Inde : le ministre de la Défense souhaite associer blockchain et armement

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Le ministre de la Défense indien a évoqué la nécessité de moderniser l’armée du pays grâce à la blockchain et l’intelligence artificielle, comme le rapporte la publication locale Times of India le 4 novembre.

L’armée utilisera-t-elle la blockchain en Inde ?

Rajnath Singh a évoqué le sujet lundi, lors d’une conférence visant à planifier un événement annuel qui rassemble les acteurs du secteur de la défense en Inde : la DefExpo 2020. Le ministre a expliqué aux plus de 80 représentants mondiaux présents qu’il était souhaitable d’introduire de nouveaux outils au sein de l’armée indienne.

Selon lui, cette évolution est nécessaire pour s’adapter aux nouveaux dangers liés au domaine de la guerre : « Comme nous le savons tous, la nature de la guerre se transforme. Dans cette ère de l’information, le défi n’est pas seulement de se préparer pour toutes les éventualités, mais aussi de repousser des menaces provenant de plusieurs sources, tout en ayant les capacités d’y répondre de manière proactive si besoin. »

Pour cela, l’Inde doit se doter des dernières technologies, comme l’explique le ministre : « Le rôle de l’intelligence artificielle, des données de masses (Big Data) et de la blockchain a déjà révolutionné le paradigme actuel de la guerre. L’industrie de la défense est en train de connaître un bouillonnement qui incite à copier et utiliser ces technologies, afin de garantir la sûreté et la sécurité d’infrastructures essentielles. » On ne sait pour l’instant pas quelle forme pourrait prendre l’intégration de ces nouvelles technologies au domaine de l’armement en Inde.

L’Inde et la blockchain : une relation compliquée

L’Inde fait partie des pays qui ont un rapport ambivalent aux crypto-actifs. Son gouvernement envisage l’interdiction pure et simple des cryptodevises non gouvernementales… Mais compte quand même faire progresser les technologies liées aux registres distribués et à la blockchain dans le pays. Pour l’instant écartelée entre ces deux tendances, l’Inde pourrait cependant être plus ou moins forcée de réguler les cryptodevises prochainement. Le directeur de la State Bank of India (SBI), qui est détenue par l’État, a par ailleurs confirmé récemment qu’une réglementation rapide serait souhaitable.

Quoi qu’il en soit, ce n’est pas la première fois que la blockchain est évoquée pour améliorer le secteur de l’armement. Cet été, on apprenait ainsi que la Corée du Nord aurait monté des attaques cryptos afin de financer son programme d’armement. Et les fabricants d’armes russes ont également fait part de leur intérêt pour le sujet au cours des derniers mois.

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Quality Assurance Lead | Wood

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Alpharetta, Georgia, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is seeking a Quality Assurance Lead (QAL) who will be responsible for the Quality Assurance Program implementation across a Wood E&IS Business Group. The
          

Public-Private Conservation Partnership Preserves 937 Acres in Coyote Valley

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Today, the San José City Council unanimously approved the purchase and permanent protection of 937 acres in the North Coyote Valley through an innovative public and private partnership among Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST),  Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority (the Authority) and the City of San José. This conservation transaction secures a critical “last chance” wildlife linkage between the Santa Cruz and Diablo mountain ranges. This irreplaceable landscape features natural floodplains and wildlife habitat, mitigates wildfire impact and builds climate change resiliency for the citizens of the tenth-largest city in the nation.

“Our preservation of Coyote Valley for future generations makes good on our collective obligation of stewardship of our — and more importantly, their — planet,” said San José Mayor Sam Liccardo.  “I’m proud of our work, together with the Authority, POST, landowners and many community stakeholders over the last four years, to negotiate agreements, build a public campaign, pass Measure T at the ballot box and ultimately deliver on our promise to the voters.”

Liccardo further added, “While consistent with the vision of many predecessors to protect our greenbelt for posterity, Coyote Valley’s conservation today also enables San José to become more resilient to a host of climate-related perils, from wildfires to floods to drought.”

The Transaction

The largely undeveloped area lies along the southern edge of San José city limits (see map below). The transaction includes land purchases from two willing sellers, the Sobrato Organization (335 acres) and Brandenburg Properties (572 acres). An additional 30-acre property, already owned and protected by POST, will be transferred to the City to complete the 937-acre deal. 

Purchase details and sale agreements were approved today in an 11 – 0 vote by the San José City Council. The land purchases are expected to close by the end of November.

One of the largest “natural infrastructure” transactions in the country, the deal reflects a growing trend by cities to invest in natural floodplain protection as a more responsible fiscal alternative to incurring the human and financial costs that natural disasters such as floods have on communities. The $93.46 million deal is funded in part by $46.3 million from Measure T, a $650 million infrastructure bond approved by San José voters in November 2018. POST is providing $42.16 million in cash and real property that includes significant contributions from private foundations and individuals, including Mark and Debra Leslie, and Andrew and April Bosworth. The Authority is contributing $5 million. POST and the Authority are also working to secure significant funding from other public agencies.

“San José is taking an enlightened and fiscally astute approach to land use by putting jobs and housing where today’s workforce wants to be and discouraging the sprawl that both exacerbates traffic and pollution and interferes with the natural functions of the land itself. Optimizing land use in this way aligns perfectly with POST’s mission,” said Walter T. Moore, president of POST. “Clean air, fresh water, a healthy functional ecosystem and easy access to recreation are just some of the many benefits people and wildlife will experience as a result of a protected Coyote Valley.”

The History

Previously slated for up to 6.6 million square feet of industrial development, the North Coyote Valley is the critical landscape linkage between the Santa Cruz and Diablo mountain ranges. It contains the South Bay’s largest remaining freshwater wetland, Laguna Seca, and natural floodplains upstream of San José. All of these constitute significant natural assets for supporting flood risk reduction when fully restored.

A scientific analysis published by the Authority in 2017, the Coyote Valley Landscape Linkage Report, describes the importance of Coyote Valley to wildlife movement, water resources, and environmental adaptation, so critical in this era of climate change. The report was the result of an eight-month collaboration by 18 local scientists and conservation managers that integrated new scientific findings, local expertise and previous connectivity analyses to develop a vision for the preservation of biodiversity in and around Coyote Valley.

The linkage report identifies North Coyote Valley as the critical landscape linkage between the Santa Cruz and Diablo Mountain ranges, allowing wildlife to migrate and adapt to a changing climate. It is the key link in connecting more than $3 billion of open space investments made in the neighboring mountain ranges, where there are 1.12 million acres of core habitat. Additionally, strategic conservation in Coyote Valley provides significant new opportunities for outdoor recreation and supports local agriculture.

“We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to protect and restore this last chance landscape for its open space benefits including helping to build a climate resilient future for our urban and natural communities,” said Andrea Mackenzie, general manager for the Authority. “The Authority is honored to partner with the City and POST to deliver a greener future for Coyote Valley.”

The permanent protection of North Coyote Valley from industrial development follows years of coordinated efforts by a community of conservation organizations and their supporters to raise public awareness and galvanize civic action. Leading partners in this effort include the Committee for Green Foothills and Greenbelt Alliance, among many others.

Next Steps

Once the transactions are completed, the Authority will assume responsibility for managing, stewarding and opening these lands to the public. They will coordinate with the City, POST and other key stakeholders to lead a public planning process to define the future of Coyote Valley and open it to the public. The plan will inform how to restore these lands to enhance the ecological, economic and quality-of-life benefits that they uniquely provide. During the planning process, which is expected to take three to five years, the Authority will provide organized educational events and volunteer opportunities to introduce Coyote Valley to the public. Details on how to get involved can be found at openspaceauthority.org/coyotevalley

"I commend Mayor Liccardo, the City Council, POST and the Open Space Authority for securing this landmark deal. Our natural environment is our first line of defense against climate change and this investment in Coyote Valley will be used as a model for climate-resilient infrastructure across the state,” said Ash Kalra, California State Assembly member for the 27th District. Kalra introduced Assembly Bill 948 in the California State Legislature to designate Coyote Valley as a landscape of statewide significance and create the Coyote Valley Conservation Program. “Along with the signing of Assembly Bill 948, this is a game-changing effort towards ending the decades-long urban sprawl mentality and speaks to the broad support for preserving and restoring precious resources throughout California.”

POST is working to raise $20 million in private funding in support of the North Coyote Valley transactions; details are available at openspacetrust.org/coyote-valley-program.

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About the Peninsula Open Space Trust

POST protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all. As a private nonprofit land trust, POST has been responsible for saving more than 77,500 acres over the last 40 years. POST works with private landowners and public agencies to connect people and nature. Visit openspacetrust.org for more information.

About the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority

The Open Space Authority was created by CA state legislature in 1993 to conserve the natural environment, support agriculture, and connect people to nature, by protecting open spaces, natural areas, and working farms and ranches for future generations. The Authority has protected over 25,000 acres of open space, preserving the region’s scenic beauty, protecting open space, wildlife habitat, water resources and agricultural land, and providing outdoor recreation opportunities for Santa Clara Valley residents. Visit openspaceauthority.org for more information.

About the City of San José

With more than one million residents, San José is one of the most diverse large cities in the United States and is Northern California’s largest city and the 10th largest city in the nation. San José’s transformation into a global innovation center has resulted in one of the largest concentrations of technology companies and expertise in the world. In 2011, the City adopted Envision San José 2040, a long-term growth plan that sets forth a vision and a comprehensive road map to guide the City’s anticipated growth through the year 2040.

About Measure T

Measure T is a $650 million infrastructure bond measure approved by San José voters in November 2018 with almost 71% support. Measure T will upgrade 911 communications and facilities, prevent flooding and water quality contamination and repair critical infrastructure and also includes up to $50 million for land acquisition for natural flood and water quality protection, focused primarily on Coyote Valley.

About Assembly Bill 948

Signed into law on September 27, 2019, AB 948 creates a Coyote Valley Conservation Program to be administered by the Open Space Authority, that designates Coyote Valley as a landscape of statewide significance for its natural infrastructure benefits including flood risk reduction, wildlife protection and climate resilience. More information can be found here.

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High-resolution photos, video footage, maps of Coyote Valley and other media resources available at http://bit.ly/coyote-valley-media-resources. Or, contact post@landispr.com or (415) 604-8959.

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Contacts:

Craig MacLellan

Landis Communications Inc. for POST

(415) 604-8959

post@landispr.com

 

Alisha Maniglia

Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority

(669) 210-9590           

amaniglia@openspaceauthority.org

                                                                                                                                               
Jim Reed

Office of Mayor Sam Liccardo

(831) 707-4993

jim.reed@sanjoseca.gov


          

Schneider Electric Partners With Web Summit to Reduce Carbon Footprint for One of World’s Largest Tech Events

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Schneider Electric is bringing its collaborative approach to carbon and environmental solutions to this year’s Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal (Nov. 4-7) where it will facilitate progress towards the event’s carbon neutrality goal. Schneider Electric will work with the Web Summit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions produced from the event using a combination of energy attribute certificates and carbon offsets to address emissions produced by the event’s energy consumption and attendee travel.

“As one of the most sustainable companies in the world, Schneider Electric is committed to helping clients and partners in their own sustainability pursuits,” said Emmanuel Lagarrigue, Chief Innovation Officer at Schneider Electric. “We recently announced that we will reach our own carbon neutral goal by 2025, five years earlier than expected, and are looking forward to working with Web Summit to help them achieve their goals.”

Schneider Electric partners with organizations of all sizes to help them achieve their sustainability goals, and enabled the Paris Marathon to become the first carbon neutralmarathon earlier this year. To calculate the carbon footprint of the Web Summit, experts from Schneider Electric Energy and Sustainability Services will gather data, including the size of the event space, number of attendees, distance traveled and more. Once the footprint is calculated, the associated emissions will be addressed through clean technologies such as carbon offsets. A highly valid method of counterbalancing emissions, verified offsets can be sourced from a
variety of projects, ranging from forestry to landfill gas capture and flare.

The Web Summit expects that more than 70,000 participants will travel to Lisbon for this year’s event. Offsetting the estimated GHG emissions from air travel alone for this amount of people would be the equivalent of planting more than one million trees. The estimation for emissions is based on an official air travel emission calculator prepared by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and takes into account the length of each flight, type of carrier and cabin class.

“Our global network of entrepreneurs and leaders presents us with an enormous opportunity to provide trusted guidance, inspiration and thought leadership in order to help us stand together in trying to solve the world’s biggest social, economic and environmental issues,” said Peter Gilmer, Chief Impact Officer of Web Summit. “We believe in leading by example and are pleased to have Schneider Electric with us, taking significant steps to continually improve the sustainability of our event.”

Schneider Electric is the world’s largest provider of corporate renewable energy consulting services and has worked with thousands of organizations to set and achieve environmental goals at all stages of their sustainability journey, including developing emission reduction and renewable energy procurement roadmaps. Emmanuel Lagarrigue will be participating on multiple panels at Web Summit and will discuss Schneider Electric’s Innovation at the Edge program, which includes investments, incubations, partnerships and joint ventures with start-ups and companies around the world to drive the sustainable energy revolution.

Going to Web Summit? Tips for a Sustainable Stay in Lisbon:

As the host city of Web Summit, Lisbon, Portugal is a leader in sustainability. The city was recently named as the 2020 European Green Capital award winner for its efforts in addressing sustainable land use, urban mobility, green growth and eco innovation, climate change adaptation and waste. While carbon offsets aren’t an option for everyone, there are many ways
to incorporate more sustainable practices:

  • Explore Public Transportation

    Lisbon has already implemented measures to restrict car use and prioritize cycling, public transport and walking. In 2017, Lisbon launched a bike-sharing scheme, with electric bikes comprising two thirds of the fleet to encourage cycling in the hillier parts of the city.

  • Limit Single-Use

    When possible, utilize reusable utensils, glasses and coffee mugs in lieu of single-use containers or bring your own. This will greatly reduce the amount of waste that needs to be thrown away or recycled.

  • Dine Sustainably

    Dining at places that source food locally can help to limit our carbon footprint. Lisbon is also home to many vegan and vegetarian restaurants.

To learn more about Schneider Electric’s sustainability journey, visit www.schneider-electric.us/en/about-us/sustainability/

About Schneider Electric

At Schneider Electric, we believe access to energy and digital is a basic human right. We empower all to make the most of their energy and resources, ensuring Life Is On everywhere, for everyone, at every moment.

We provide energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability. We combine world-leading energy technologies, real-time automation, software and services into integrated solutions for Homes, Buildings, Data Centers,  infrastructure and Industries.

We are committed to unleash the infinite possibilities of an open, global, innovative community that is passionate about our Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values.

About Web Summit

Forbes says Web Summit is “the best tech conference on the planet”, Bloomberg calls it “Davos for geeks”, Politico “the Olympics of tech”, and the Guardian “Glastonbury for geeks”, and in the words of Inc Magazine “Web Summit is the largest technology  conference in the world.”

Whatever Web Summit is, it wouldn’t be possible without an incredible team of over 200 employees based in Dublin, Lisbon, Toronto and Hong Kong; including world class engineers, data scientists, designers, producers, marketers, salespeople and more. They’ve disrupted an old industry by building incredible software and designing mind-blowing events - revolutionising
how people and ideas come together to change the world.

As one of the world’s largest gatherings of entrepreneurs, investors multinationals and thought leaders - over 120,000 people from more than 170 countries join Web Summit in Lisbon, Collision in Toronto and RISE in Hong Kong.


          

Sustainability Consultant Researcher

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Salary: £26,000 - £30,000 + Benefits. Location: . Do you have a degree or experience in sustainability? An interest and understanding of software solutions? Do you enjoy working and engaging with people as part of effecting a change? Can you see the bigger picture whilst maintaining an eye for the detail? If yes, then we would love to hear from you. Sustainability Consultant Researcher | Sustainability Reporting Software Tool Analyst Angel, EC1V, London Office + Flexible Working | £26,000 - £30,000 + Benefits We drive real, sustainable change with its clients. In particular, we undertake a large number of projects on behalf of clients in the construction, infrastructure and facilities management sectors that seek to inspire and deliver a more sustainable built environment. We are looking for a Consultant Researcher, who has a passion for sustainability and making a difference, to join our team delivering our leading sustainability performance management tool, the Sustainability Tool. We welcome applications from all people with relevant skills, knowledge and experience, including those from diverse backgrounds currently under-represented in sustainability and project management. Who we are: We are a leading consultancy, founded in 2006, with the aim of leading and inspiring sustainable business. We undertake a large number of projects on behalf of clients in the construction sector that seek to inspire and deliver a more sustainable built environment. Our UK team currently comprises around 30 full and part time employees and associates, based around England and in Canada. Our Sustainability Tool is a web-based software application that provides a robust method for managing performance at all levels of an organisation of any size and its supply chain. About You: Applicants should demonstrate the following: + Sustainability knowledge, ideally within one or more of: sustainability performance management; sustainable supply chains / sustainable procurement; environmental impacts such as resource efficiency or carbon; social value; modern slavery; equality, diversity and inclusion. Experience in working on projects in these areas is ideal but not expected; + Experience in software applications, particularly if well-versed in testing and agile product management e.g. Scrum methodology; + Good communication skills and an ability to engage stakeholders and see their point of view; + Highly organised with a good attention to detail; + Strong numeracy and data analysis skills; + Writing reports to meet client and colleague needs; + Communicating clearly, in English, in both verbal and written form; + Working effectively both as part of a team and autonomously as the need arises, taking on ownership and responsibility for your own delivery; and + Having a ‘can do’ attitude and being willing to learn and continuously improve. Qualifications Applicants may be educated to UK degree level or equivalent (NVQ level 6) or have equivalent experience, skills and knowledge. + Salary £26,000 - £30,000 + Holidays 25 days plus 8 statutory holidays plus 1 day for birthday + Other benefits 8% employer contribution to pension + Flexible working Considered + Development We offer the opportunity to grow in this award-winning consultancy with the support of leading experts and innovative new practices. We welcome applications from all people with relevant skills, knowledge and experience, including those from diverse backgrounds currently under-represented in sustainability and consultancy. Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager Application notice... We take your privacy seriously. When you apply, we shall process your details and pass your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. As you might expect we may contact you by email, text or telephone. Your data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests in fulfilling the recruitment process. Please refer to our Data Privacy Policy & Notice on our website for further details. If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.
          

Technical Design Architect - Digital Transformation

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Salary: Up to £60,000 + Car Allowance & Benefits Package. Location: . Due to growth, we are now recruiting for a Technical Design Architect to join our team based in St Ives. Reporting to the TDA Team Leader, you'll be responsible for taking customer requirements and architecting solutions that integrate with our existing estates and support capabilities, which can range from a solution of full outsource and replacement to discreet services being provided via our cloud offerings. Technical Design Architect - Digital Transformation Up to £60,000 + Car Allowance & Benefits Package | St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 We are a rapidly growing technology company that supports corporate and public sector clients with world-class IT services, solutions and products. Our thinking is award-winning. We pride ourselves on having a different view and a better answer. We carry the highest accreditations from technology and software leaders. And our data centre is second to none, holding Government Official Status. Our headquarters are based in Munich and we employ over 3,000 employees worldwide with offices in Germany, Austria, Belgium, The UK and The U.S.A. Our Managed Services team are based from our offices in St Ives and our data centre facilities in Huntingdon and Northampton and provides a focused range of hosted and cloud services through our extensive portfolio, specifically designed to help customers align their IT functions to their core business requirements. Where a solution is required which is not a current or core competency you will architect a solution capable of deployment, support and on-going maintenance by liaising with existing teams to ensure the design is understood, supportable and the teams are capable of providing the service to customers on an on-going basis. Our pre-sales team often liaise with customers to create designs, it will be your responsibility to sign-off on these documents, using your understanding of our capabilities and if necessary re-architecting the solution to ensure it aligns with the latest product catalogue. Technical Design Architect Key Responsibilities: + Design Authority for IT Infrastructure on major projects + Analyse customer requirements and determine the most cost effective and resource efficient solutions + Document the design and prepare proposal material including a solution description, bill-of-materials and resource estimates required to successfully deliver the solution + Present solution proposals to potential customers and talk knowledgably about industry best practices for data centre design and operation + Design and document all aspects of detailed infrastructure solutions including servers, storage, Virtualisation, networking + Improve the knowledge, of proposed designs, within the relevant support teams + Ensure that technical knowledge and documentation is shared amongst the operational teams + Share information on new products and capabilities in order to improve IT strategy across the business. Technical Design Architect Skills and Experience: + Proven experience of working within an architect role within projects, providing solution design, project support and delivery of project architecture is essential + Previous work experience with a demanding MSP + Ability to work under pressure and within demanding timescales. + Ability to work in a collaborative environment with other technical disciplines + Knowledge of architecture frameworks, patterns, techniques and methods + Experience in designing and /or implementing the following technologies: + + VMware vSphere + + MS Windows Server + + Storage infrastructure + + Networking and Security + Excellent communication skills both oral and written with the ability to articulate an opinion effectively + Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work cross functionally and interact confidently with multiple stakeholders (both internal and external) + Natural flair for delivering high levels of customer service + Analytical / problem solving skills + Excellent planning and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise, manage time effectively and work to tight deadlines + Team player – understands the importance of collaborative working. Qualifications/Certifications: + Degree level qualification. + Knowledge of systems modelling methodology, e.g. UML/TOGAF etc. + ITIL/Prince foundation level knowledge. Location: Based from our offices in St Ives, Cambridgeshire. Hours: Monday to Friday / 08.30 to 17.00 (40 hours per week). Salary: Up to £60,000 + car allowance (based on skills and experience). Start Date: ASAP Benefits & Perks: Includes: 23 days annual leave, life assurance, healthcare cash plan, employee assistance programme, on-line discounts & savings platform, free parking, spot bonus scheme, recruitment bounty scheme, dress down Friday, free fruit, Fundraising, Sports & Social club. Additional Information: + Must have the right to live and work in the UK + Must have driving license and access to own transport due to location and customer site + Full training and support will be given Join us at the forefront. Put your talent to the test. Make leaps in your field. We are a creative, collaborative place, delivering transformative results with remarkable technology for remarkable clients daily. Working here is challenging, rewarding and exciting. We welcome adaptable, enterprising professionals and invest heavily in their development. Your Background / Previous Roles May Include: Infrastructure Solutions Architect, Cloud Solutions Architect, IT Infrastructure Architect, Cloud Architect. Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager Application notice... We take your privacy seriously. When you apply, we shall process your details and pass your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. As you might expect we may contact you by email, text or telephone. Your data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests in fulfilling the recruitment process. Please refer to our Data Privacy Policy & Notice on our website for further details. If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.
          

IT Infrastructure Engineer - Servers and Security

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Salary: Excellent Salary + Company Benefits Package + Study Support & Career Progression. Location: . Excellent career-enhancing opportunity for an IT Infrastructure Systems Engineer to join an industry-leading technology company powering GP Surgeries, High Street Pharmacies, Hospitals & Community Services. As IT Infrastructure & Security Engineer you will be responsible for our core server infrastructure, ensuring constant and secure operation. IT Infrastructure Engineer - Servers, Security, VMware, Hyper-V Watford | Excellent Salary + Company Benefits Package + Study Support & Career Progression We’re the UK leader in connecting healthcare technology. Our innovative systems, software and services enable a patients’ whole-life medical history to be safely and securely shared by healthcare professionals across all healthcare settings, from GP surgeries to high street pharmacies, hospitals to community services Shared access and contribution to patient records massively improves the quality, safety and effectiveness of care decisions. This means clinicians can provide better, more efficient and often safer healthcare experiences so patients can lead longer, healthier lives. Our company is made up of people from a wide range of backgrounds, who all share the same goal. Supporting better, safer and more efficient patient care. Your New Role: We’re the UK leader in connected healthcare software and services. Our solutions are widely used across every major UK healthcare setting, from primary and community care to high street pharmacies, secondary care and specialist services. As our new Infrastructure & Security Engineer you will be responsible for maintaining the IT infrastructure and Security across three locations, Watford, New Milton & Reading. You will ensure the core server infrastructure is always available and well maintained, as well as making sure security policies are maintained. What You’ll Bring: These are the skills and experience you’ll need to set yourself up for success in this role, however we’d still love to talk to you even if you don’t tick all of them: + You’ll have experience maintaining server infrastructure, ensuring that systems are up and running + You’ll be up to date on the latest security threats and be comfortable creating security processes when required + You’ll have knowledge of maintaining VMware, Hyper-V environments and SAN’s + You’ll also be a strong communicator, being able to update various stakeholders on incidents and projects What We’ll Give You: As well as a competitive salary, you’ll get a benefits package which includes things like a pension, life assurance, gym discounts, a cycle to work scheme and even free fruit all week! We also take our corporate social responsibility pretty seriously and we believe in giving back to our community, so you’ll get the chance to be involved in lots of fundraising events throughout the year. Our latest one was a challenge to complete up to a 100km walk over 24hrs across the Peak District! So if this snapshot of the role looks interesting, click apply. If you don’t apply now, the job may vanish, but don’t panic; sign up for our job alerts and we’ll keep you updated. Your Background / Previous Roles May Include: Virtualisation Engineer, VMware Engineer, Cloud Infrastructure Engineer, Data Back-Ups, Data Replication, Cloud Hosting, Server Engineer, Server Infrastructure Engineer, Server Security Engineer. Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager Application notice... We take your privacy seriously. When you apply, we shall process your details and pass your application to our client Emis Health for review for this vacancy only. As you might expect we may contact you by email, text or telephone. Your data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests in fulfilling the recruitment process. Please refer to our Data Privacy Policy & Notice on our website for further details. If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.
          

Senior Technical Lead - UST / Phase I / MGP | Wood

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St. Louis, Missouri, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is hiring a Senior Technical Lead to support environmental projects managed out of our St. Louis, Missouri office. The successful candidate will have exper
          

Why It’s Time to Choose The ‘NFRA’ Infrastructure ETF

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With the 2020 election cycle fast approaching, infrastructure spending is a theme receiving renewed attention and that could be a catalyst for ETFs, such as the FlexShares STOXX Global Broad Infrastructure Index Fund (NFRA B+).


          

Nizamia Tibbi Hospital: Doctors treat patients using mobile flashlight

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Nizamia Tibbi Hospital: Doctors treat patients using mobile flashlight

Hyderabad: For the past six years, government is continuously promising to improve infrastructure of the government hospital on par with the private hospital. However, it seems that government had failed to fulfill its promise. Government failed to fulfill the basic needs of Nizamia Tibbi Unani Hospital which is located near Charminar. Doctors of the hospital …

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Mobility Atlas: ‘It is not about completely abolishing the car’

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Europe's railways stretch over 217,000 km and its motorways total about 77,000, while 329 major harbours and just as many airports are in operation. How can such a vast infrastructure network be turned into a transport system that will make mobility completely climate-neutral by 2050 at the latest? EURACTIV Germany reports.
          

А вы готовы к VMworld Europe 2019? Прямая трансляция от ИТ-ГРАД.

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VMworld Europe 2019 – это не просто очередная конференция в сфере информационных технологий, это центр притяжения IT-специалистов со всего мира. Инновации, современные решения, возможность узнать много нового, почувствовать динамику быстро меняющейся IT-среды, встретить единомышленников и новых друзей – делают VMworld столь популярным. Команда «ИТ-ГРАД» будет вести прямую трансляцию самых последних новостей с ключевой конференции...


          

Вышла обновленная версия VMware Cloud Foundation 3.9 - что нового?

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В сентябре этого года мы писали о VMware Cloud Foundation 3.8.1 - комплексном программном решении, которое включает в себя компоненты VMware vRealize Suite, VMware vSphere Integrated Containers, VMware Integrated OpenStack, VMware Horizon, NSX и другие, работающие в онпремизной, облачной или гибридной инфраструктуре предприятия под управлением SDDC Manager.

На днях компания VMware объявила о выходе обновленной архитектуры VMware Cloud Foundation 3.9.

Давайте посмотрим, что нового появилось в VCF 3.9:

  • Поддержка апгрейдов на уровне кластера - теперь есть возможность выбрать отдельные кластеры в рамках домена рабочей нагрузки для обновления хостов ESXi.
  • Возможность управления несколькими экземплярами Cloud Foundation из одной консоли.
  • Домены рабочей нагрузки Virtual Infrastructure (VI) теперь поддерживают Fibre Channel (в дополнение к vSAN и NFS) как Principal Storage.
  • Возможность пересборки конфигураций серверов Dell MX под нужды заказчиков.
  • В SDDC Manager можно настроить бэкап NSX Managers на сервер SFTP таким образом, чтобы он находился в отдельной зоне отказа (fault zone). Рекомендуется зарегистрировать сервер SFTP на SDDC Manager после обновления и во время первоначальной настройки.
  • Бета-возможность Developer Center - она позволяет получить доступ к Cloud Foundation API и примерам кода под SDDC Manager Dashboard.
  • Поддержка Cloud Foundation API была существенно расширена, подробнее об этом рассказано тут.
  • Bill of Materials (BoM) был обновлен до последних версий продуктов.

Вот список BoM для релиза VCF 3.9:

Компонент Версия Дата Номер билда
Cloud Builder VM 2.2.0.0 24 OCT 2019

14866160

SDDC Manager 3.9 24 OCT 2019

14866160

VMware vCenter Server Appliance vCenter Server 6.7 Update 3 20 AUG 2019

14367737

VMware ESXi ESXi 6.7 Update 3 20 AUG 2019

14320388

VMware vSAN

6.7 Update 3

20 AUG 2019

14263135

VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere 6.4.5 18 APR 2019

13282012

VMware NSX-T Data Center 2.5 19 SEP 2019

14663974

VMware Enterprise PKS 1.5 20 AUG 2019

14878150

VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 2.1 Patch 2 02 JUL 2019

14062628

VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.8 11 APR 2019 13036238
vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for NSX for vSphere 3.9 n/a n/a
vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for Linux 1.0 n/a n/a
vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for vRealize Automation 7.3+ 2.2 n/a n/a
vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for vRealize Orchestrator 7.0.1+ 2.1 n/a n/a
vRealize Log insight Content Pack for NSX-T 3.8 n/a n/a
vSAN Content Pack for Log Insight 2.1 n/a n/a
vRealize Operations Manager 7.5 11 APR 2019 13165949
vRealize Automation 7.6 11 APR 2019 13027280
VMware Horizon 7 7.9.0 25 JUN 2019

13956742


          

Keynote Speakers to Present at HTNG's Insight Summit in Park City, UT

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CHICAGO (July 10, 2019) – Caroline Y. Chan of Intel Corporation and Dan Cockerell, former VP of Disney’s Magic Kingdom will give keynote presentations at the 2019 HTNG Insight Summit meeting on August 5-7 at The Chateaux, Deer Valley in Park City, UT.

Caroline Y. Chan is Intel Corporation's vice president of business incubation and general manager of the Data Center Group. She is responsible for driving new services running across the network infrastructure, working closely with network service cloud service providers and enterprises.

Chan and her team will lead pathfinding of advanced technology solutions that are enabled and accelerated by 5G capabilities such as AI, machine learning, blockchain, data analytics, immersive media, cloud gaming, and others.

Dan Cockerell first joined Disney in 1989 as a participant of the Walt Disney World’s College Program, where he worked in resort parking and front desk guest services at hotels. Upon graduation from Boston University, he was selected into Disney’s Management Trainee Program and joined the task force to open Disneyland Paris.

After five years in France, Cockerell returned to Walt Disney World Florida where he held successive executive positions in both resort hotels and theme parks. These roles grew from General Manager of the All Star Resort to later becoming VP of Disney’s Epcot Center theme park, followed by serving as VP of Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park, and culminating in becoming VP of the Magic Kingdom theme park. Responsible for daily operations of the largest theme park in the world, Cockerell oversaw the experiences of 12,000 cast members and over 20 million annual visitors.

In addition to general sessions, a number of HTNG workgroups will also meet to continue their work on topics of 5G, business analytics, fiber optics, guest data, integration, IoT, staff alert technology, payments, Wi-Fi and more.

For more information on the HTNG Insight Summit event, please visit: https://www.htng.org/page/ISNA_2019


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About Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG)

 

The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, nonprofit organization with members from hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, consultants, media and academic experts. HTNG's members participate in focused workgroups to bring to market open solution sets addressing specific business problems. HTNG fosters the selection and adoption of existing open standards and also develops new open standards to meet the needs of the global hospitality industry.

 

Currently more than 400 corporate and individual members from across this spectrum, including world leading hospitality companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG's  Board of Governors, consisting of 24 top IT leaders from hospitality companies around the world, itself has technology responsible for over 3 million guest rooms and world-leading venues. HTNG publishes workgroup proceedings, drafts and specifications for all HTNG members as soon as they are created, encouraging rapid and broad adoption. HTNG releases specifications into the public domain as soon as they are ratified by the workgroups. For more information, visit www.htng.org.


          

HTNG to Start Workgroups on Topics of 5G, AV and Wireless Power

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CHICAGO (June 25, 2019) – Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) identifies three new emerging hospitality technology topics and launches a 5G for Hospitality Workgroup, a Converging AV and IT Workgroup and a Wireless Power Workgroup.

HTNG’s 5G for Hospitality Workgroup will produce white papers to educate the hospitality community on the characteristics and capabilities of 5G, articulate the implications for existing network infrastructure and 5G’s potential for the hospitality ecosystem. These white papers will identify and prioritize 5G’s impact on the guest experience, identify operational needs and explain potential business models, business relationships, scenarios, use cases and upgrade paths.

Interim chairs for the 5G for Hospitality Workgroup are Alp Basol of AT&T, Dayna Kully of 5thGenWireless, Kurt Jacobs of JMA Wireless and Fernando Perez of JMA Wireless. This group will kick-off on Thursday, June 27 at 10:00 a.m. CST.

AV equipment is still early in its deployment of Internet Protocol (IP) as a standard, leading to potential inconsistencies in implementation. HTNG’s Converging AV and IT Workgroup seeks to improve the event/guest experience, improve space ROI, better accommodate fixed and portable AV technology for meetings, converge AV equipment onto the IP network and improve the overall aesthetic look.

Interim chairs for the Converging AV and IT Workgroup are Matthew Harvey of PSAV and Jeff Loether of Electro-Media Design. This group’s kick-off call occurred on Monday, June 24.

HTNG’s Wireless Power Workgroup will create a buyer’s guide to provide the hospitality industry a high-level overview of important questions to ask when selecting, purchasing, installing and maintaining wireless power solutions for their properties. The goal of the buyer’s guide is to help hospitality brands and ownership groups choose the right equipment to improve the guest experience.

Interim chairs for the Wireless Power Workgroup are Ryan Sanderson of Aircharge and Jono van Deventer of Chargifi. This group kicked off the morning of Tuesday, June 25.

To find out more information or to join any of these groups, please visit: https://www.htng.org/page/ListofWorkgroups

If you have any questions, please contact workgroups@htng.org.

 

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About Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG)

 

The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, nonprofit organization with members from hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, consultants, media and academic experts. HTNG's members participate in focused workgroups to bring to market open solution sets addressing specific business problems. HTNG fosters the selection and adoption of existing open standards and also develops new open standards to meet the needs of the global hospitality industry.

 

Currently more than 400 corporate and individual members from across this spectrum, including world leading hospitality companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG's  Board of Governors, consisting of 24 top IT leaders from hospitality companies around the world, itself has technology responsible for over 3 million guest rooms and world-leading venues. HTNG publishes workgroup proceedings, drafts and specifications for all HTNG members as soon as they are created, encouraging rapid and broad adoption. HTNG releases specifications into the public domain as soon as they are ratified by the workgroups. For more information, visit www.htng.org.


          

L'extension de l'aéroport de Nice confortée par le Gouvernement

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L'extension de l'aéroport de Nice confortée par le Gouvernement
INFRASTRUCTURES. Ce 5 novembre 2019, le secrétaire d'Etat aux Transports, Jean-Baptiste Djebarri, a jugé "cohérent" le projet d'agrandissement de l'aéroport de Nice-Côte-d'Azur. Le site est censé atteindre une capacité d'accueil de 18 millions de passagers mais a été épinglé pour des "insuffisances significatives" sur le plan environnemental.
          

Chief Operating Officer – T.R.S.C. ( Southern California) – Vallejo, CA

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CA-Vallejo, About us Ferrovial Services North America is a leading company providing Oil & Gas and Infrastructure solutions across the United States and Canada. Its portfolio includes 35 outstanding contracts, such as Port Miami Tunnel and maintenance of the Chevron refineries in California. With more than 1,500 employees and a presence in 14 states, Ferrovial Services North America, generates true value and
          

Lead Data Infrastructure Engineer - Doxel - Redwood City, CA

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Ability in managing and communicating data warehouse project plans to internal clients. Work closely with our Machine Learning Lead to build data pipelines that…
From Doxel - Tue, 04 Jun 2019 14:25:28 GMT - View all Redwood City, CA jobs
          

Senior Electrical Engineer | Wood

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San Antonio, Texas, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions’ is seeking a Senior Level Electrical Engineer candidate with design and analysis experience in facility and site infrastructure electrical and control sys
          

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Pricing Structure 2019 in Global Market – Fujitsu, IBM, VMware, Cisco Systems, Google - Market News Reports

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Python Developer

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OH-Cleveland, Our direct Fortune 500 client in a NE suburb of Cleveland is looking for a talented Python Developer - for a long-term 12 month contract position! Ideally, you bring experience with UIs & APIs. preferably in a public cloud environment (they use AWS). It's a high visibility role with direct access to business leaders - and supports state-of-the-art work on a digital auction's bidding infrastructure
          

EV charging company Pivot Power bought by EDF Group

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The energy giant  EDF Group has acquired the British start-up company Pivot Power, which was developing plans for battery storage and infrastructure for electric vehicle charging.
          

Government publishes league table of EV charger provision

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The transport secretary has written to local authorities across the country, urging them to take advantage of funding on offer to build up their electric car charging infrastructure and to increase local access to chargepoints for drivers.
          

USMS – Court Security Officer - Paragon Systems - Yellowstone National Park, WY

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Under the supervision of the Contract Manager, this position supports the Security of the US Judicial complex, and the safety of the Judicial family and the…
From Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services Inc. - Thu, 25 Apr 2019 00:17:38 GMT - View all Yellowstone National Park, WY jobs
          

ByT_TR19/819 - Architecte virtualisation VMWARE

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Filière Métier : TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Contrat : CDI
Description du poste :
Au sein du département Ingénierie des socles de virtualisation de la direction Réseau, vous serez en charge : - D'animez la veille (fournisseurs et technologique) NFV sur VMware et les composants hardware socle associés (compute, stockage, network) - D'éclairer la stratégie d'évolution à moyen/long terme, ainsi que les impacts méthodologiques, processus, outils pour les défendre en comités management, - Définir les KPI nécessaires pour surveillez la performance de nos socles, - D'accompagnez les cadrages projets de nos clients métiers internes pour donner nos prérogatives de conception et challenger leurs fournisseurs, En tant que référent technique sur les couches virtualisation et infrastructure, vous êtes en charge de : - Porter le lead technique sur le NFV dans le cadre de consultations fournisseurs (RFI/RFQ), - Leader la conception et le versioning des architectures de références NFVi VMware,

De formation Ingénieur(e), vous justifiez d'une forte expérience au sein d'un opérateur télécom, d'un constructeur ou d'un acteur du Cloud dans les environnements virtualisés.Vous maîtrisez les environnements VMWARE (VCD, vCenter, vSph ere, NSX, vRA, vRO ...), et une plateforme hardware (HPE, Dell EMC, Cisco, OCP, ...) Une expertise sur les processus et outils d'orchestration (HP OO, NSO, C loudify) serait un plus. Rigoureux (-se) et curieux (-se), vous savez travailler en équipe et avez la capacité à synthétiser et vulgariser à l 'oral des sujets techniques parfois complexes. Vous souhaitez rejoindre une équipe dynamique pour de nouveaux challenges ! C'est le moment de nous accompagner dans ce nouveau paysage.
Ville : 13 AVENUE DU MARECHAL JUIN 92360 MEUDON

          

ByT_TR19/950 - TECHNICIEN DE MAINTENANCE EXPLOITATION

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Filière Métier : TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Contrat : CDD
Description du poste :
A votre tour, rejoignez Bouygues Telecom pour participer au déploiement et à l' exploitation de son réseau de téléphonie mobile. Au sein de la Direction Réseau , vous rejoignez la structure exploitation qui assure la maintenance physique, préventive, curative et évolutive des équipements télécoms et infrastructures de sites du réseau, 24h/24 et 7j/7

De formation BAC +2 ou justifiant d'une expérience équivalente, vous êtes d'un esprit ouvert et constructif. Vous faites preuve au quotidien de rigueur, d'autonomie et êtes familier avec le travail en équipe. Vos missions principales consistent en l'analyse et la résolution de pannes détectés sur les équipements du réseau en relation avec notre centre de supervision et dans le respect des rè gles de sécurité. Vous participez également aux opérations d'extension et de contrôle du réseau en production. Le travail en extérieur, les déplacements et le travail en hauteur sont des composantes quotidiennes. Pour mener à bien vos missions, la prise d'initiative, l'esprit de solidarité et le partage des informations terrain sont nécessaires pour le bon fonctionnement de l'équipe. Le poste est basé sur la région Toulousaine et est soumis à un régime d'astreinte
Ville : 7, impasse Gaston Monnerville 31200 TOULOUSE

          

ByC_2019-16164 - Responsable matériel de secteur H/F

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Filière Métier : LOGISTIQUE/MATERIEL
Contrat : CDI
Description du poste :
Au sein de notre Direction Opérationnelle Infrastructures Extérieures Ile de France de Bouygues Energies et Services, nous recherchons un(e) Responsable matériel de secteur. Rattaché(e) au centre de travaux de Saint Jean d'Illac (33), vous serez en charge des missions suivantes: - Suivi technique du matériel sur le périmètre et suivi des sinistres - Planification et suivi des maintenances et des contrôles réglementaires de l'ensemble des matériels - Participation à l'élaboration des plans de renouvellements du matériel - Aménagements des véhicules et leurs réceptions - Saisies des éléments dans l'outil de gestion "Car fleet" - Suivi des mises à jours dans l'application "OPTAC" des contrôlographes de PL.

Vous disposez d'un BAC voir BTS/DUT avec une spécialisation dans la mécanique ou travaux publics. Vous possédez idéalement d'un minimum de 5 ans d'expériences dans ce domaine. Vous avez un sens aigu de l'organisation et faites preuve d'anticipation. Vous êtes reconnu(e) pour votre réactivité, votre rigueur et votre autonomie !

          

Building Great User Experiences with Concurrent Mode and Suspense

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At React Conf 2019 we announced an experimental release of React that supports Concurrent Mode and Suspense. In this post we’ll introduce best practices for using them that we’ve identified through the process of building the new facebook.com.

This post will be most relevant to people working on data fetching libraries for React.

It shows how to best integrate them with Concurrent Mode and Suspense. The patterns introduced here are based on Relay — our library for building data-driven UIs with GraphQL. However, the ideas in this post apply to other GraphQL clients as well as libraries using REST or other approaches.

This post is aimed at library authors. If you’re primarily an application developer, you might still find some interesting ideas here, but don’t feel like you have to read it in its entirety.

Talk Videos

If you prefer to watch videos, some of the ideas from this blog post have been referenced in several React Conf 2019 presentations:

This post presents a deeper dive on implementing a data fetching library with Suspense.

Putting User Experience First

The React team and community has long placed a deserved emphasis on developer experience: ensuring that React has good error messages, focusing on components as a way to reason locally about app behavior, crafting APIs that are predictable and encourage correct usage by design, etc. But we haven’t provided enough guidance on the best ways to achieve a great user experience in large apps.

For example, the React team has focused on framework performance and providing tools for developers to debug and tune application performance (e.g. React.memo). But we haven’t been as opinionated about the high-level patterns that make the difference between fast, fluid apps and slow, janky ones. We always want to ensure that React remains approachable to new users and supports a variety of use-cases — not every app has to be “blazing” fast. But as a community we can and should aim high. We should make it as easy as possible to build apps that start fast and stay fast, even as they grow in complexity, for users on varying devices and networks around the world.

Concurrent Mode and Suspense are experimental features that can help developers achieve this goal. We first introduced them at JSConf Iceland in 2018, intentionally sharing details very early to give the community time to digest the new concepts and to set the stage for subsequent changes. Since then we’ve completed related work, such as the new Context API and the introduction of Hooks, which are designed in part to help developers naturally write code that is more compatible with Concurrent Mode. But we didn’t want to implement these features and release them without validating that they work. So over the past year, the React, Relay, web infrastructure, and product teams at Facebook have all collaborated closely to build a new version of facebook.com that deeply integrates Concurrent Mode and Suspense to create an experience with a more fluid and app-like feel.

Thanks to this project, we’re more confident than ever that Concurrent Mode and Suspense can make it easier to deliver great, fast user experiences. But doing so requires rethinking how we approach loading code and data for our apps. Effectively all of the data-fetching on the new facebook.com is powered by Relay Hooks — new Hooks-based Relay APIs that integrate with Concurrent Mode and Suspense out of the box.

Relay Hooks — and GraphQL — won’t be for everyone, and that’s ok! Through our work on these APIs we’ve identified a set of more general patterns for using Suspense. Even if Relay isn’t the right fit for you, we think the key patterns we’ve introduced with Relay Hooks can be adapted to other frameworks.

Best Practices for Suspense

It’s tempting to focus only on the total startup time for an app — but it turns out that users’ perception of performance is determined by more than the absolute loading time. For example, when comparing two apps with the same absolute startup time, our research shows that users will generally perceive the one with fewer intermediate loading states and fewer layout changes as having loaded faster. Suspense is a powerful tool for carefully orchestrating an elegant loading sequence with a few, well-defined states that progressively reveal content. But improving perceived performance only goes so far — our apps still shouldn’t take forever to fetch all of their code, data, images, and other assets.

The traditional approach to loading data in React apps involves what we refer to as “fetch-on-render”. First we render a component with a spinner, then fetch data on mount (componentDidMount or useEffect), and finally update to render the resulting data. It’s certainly possible to use this pattern with Suspense: instead of initially rendering a placeholder itself, a component can “suspend” — indicate to React that it isn’t ready yet. This will tell React to find the nearest ancestor <Suspense fallback={<Placeholder/>}>, and render its fallback instead. If you watched earlier Suspense demos this example may feel familiar — it’s how we originally imagined using Suspense for data-fetching.

It turns out that this approach has some limitations. Consider a page that shows a social media post by a user, along with comments on that post. That might be structured as a <Post> component that renders both the post body and a <CommentList> to show the comments. Using the fetch-on-render approach described above to implement this could cause sequential round trips (sometimes referred to as a “waterfall”). First the data for the <Post> component would be fetched and then the data for <CommentList> would be fetched, increasing the time it takes to show the full page.

There’s also another often-overlooked downside to this approach. If <Post> eagerly requires (or imports) the <CommentList> component, our app will have to wait to show the post body while the code for the comments is downloading. We could lazily load <CommentList>, but then that would delay fetching comments data and increase the time to show the full page. How do we resolve this problem without compromising on the user experience?

Render As You Fetch

The fetch-on-render approach is widely used by React apps today and can certainly be used to create great apps. But can we do even better? Let’s step back and consider our goal.

In the above <Post> example, we’d ideally show the more important content — the post body — as early as possible, without negatively impacting the time to show the full page (including comments). Let’s consider the key constraints on any solution and look at how we can achieve them:

  • Showing the more important content (the post body) as early as possible means that we need to load the code and data for the view incrementally. We don’t want to block showing the post body on the code for <CommentList> being downloaded, for example.
  • At the same time we don’t want to increase the time to show the full page including comments. So we need to start loading the code and data for the comments as soon as possible, ideally in parallel with loading the post body.

This might sound difficult to achieve — but these constraints are actually incredibly helpful. They rule out a large number of approaches and spell out a solution for us. This brings us to the key patterns we’ve implemented in Relay Hooks, and that can be adapted to other data-fetching libraries. We’ll look at each one in turn and then see how they add up to achieve our goal of fast, delightful loading experiences:

  1. Parallel data and view trees
  2. Fetch in event handlers
  3. Load data incrementally
  4. Treat code like data

Parallel Data and View Trees

One of the most appealing things about the fetch-on-render pattern is that it colocates what data a component needs with how to render that data. This colocation is great — an example of how it makes sense to group code by concerns and not by technologies. All the issues we saw above were due to when we fetch data in this approach: upon rendering. We need to be able to fetch data before we’ve rendered the component. The only way to achieve that is by extracting the data dependencies into parallel data and view trees.

Here’s how that works in Relay Hooks. Continuing our example of a social media post with body and comments, here’s how we might define it with Relay Hooks:

// Post.js
function Post(props) {
  // Given a reference to some post - `props.post` - *what* data
  // do we need about that post?
  const postData = useFragment(graphql`
    fragment PostData on Post @refetchable(queryName: "PostQuery") {
      author
      title
      # ...  more fields ...
    }
  `, props.post);

  // Now that we have the data, how do we render it?
  return (
    <div>
      <h1>{postData.title}</h1>
      <h2>by {postData.author}</h2>
      {/* more fields  */}
    </div>
  );
}

Although the GraphQL is written within the component, Relay has a build step (Relay Compiler) that extracts these data-dependencies into separate files and aggregates the GraphQL for each view into a single query. So we get the benefit of colocating concerns, while at runtime having parallel data and view trees. Other frameworks could achieve a similar effect by allowing developers to define data-fetching logic in a sibling file (maybe Post.data.js), or perhaps integrate with a bundler to allow defining data dependencies with UI code and automatically extracting it, similar to Relay Compiler.

The key is that regardless of the technology we’re using to load our data — GraphQL, REST, etc — we can separate what data to load from how and when to actually load it. But once we do that, how and when do we fetch our data?

Fetch in Event Handlers

Imagine that we’re about to navigate from a list of a user’s posts to the page for a specific post. We’ll need to download the code for that page — Post.js — and also fetch its data.

Waiting until we render the component has problems as we saw above. The key is to start fetching code and data for a new view in the same event handler that triggers showing that view. We can either fetch the data within our router — if our router supports preloading data for routes — or in the click event on the link that triggered the navigation. It turns out that the React Router folks are already hard at work on building APIs to support preloading data for routes. But other routing frameworks can implement this idea too.

Conceptually, we want every route definition to include two things: what component to render and what data to preload, as a function of the route/url params. Here’s what such a route definition might look like. This example is loosely inspired by React Router’s route definitions and is primarily intended to demonstrate the concept, not a specific API:

// PostRoute.js (GraphQL version)

// Relay generated query for loading Post data
import PostQuery from './__generated__/PostQuery.graphql';

const PostRoute = {
  // a matching expression for which paths to handle
  path: '/post/:id',

  // what component to render for this route
  component: React.lazy(() => import('./Post')),

  // data to load for this route, as function of the route
  // parameters
  prepare: routeParams => {
    // Relay extracts queries from components, allowing us to reference
    // the data dependencies -- data tree -- from outside.
    const postData = preloadQuery(PostQuery, {
      postId: routeParams.id,
    });

    return { postData };
  },
};

export default PostRoute;

Given such a definition, a router can:

  • Match a URL to a route definition.
  • Call the prepare() function to start loading that route’s data. Note that prepare() is synchronous — we don’t wait for the data to be ready, since we want to start rendering more important parts of the view (like the post body) as quickly as possible.
  • Pass the preloaded data to the component. If the component is ready — the React.lazy dynamic import has completed — the component will render and try to access its data. If not, React.lazy will suspend until the code is ready.

This approach can be generalized to other data-fetching solutions. An app that uses REST might define a route like this:

// PostRoute.js (REST version)

// Manually written logic for loading the data for the component
import PostData from './Post.data';

const PostRoute = {
  // a matching expression for which paths to handle
  path: '/post/:id',

  // what component to render for this route
  component: React.lazy(() => import('./Post')),

  // data to load for this route, as function of the route
  // parameters
  prepare: routeParams => {
    const postData = preloadRestEndpoint(
      PostData.endpointUrl, 
      {
        postId: routeParams.id,
      },
    );
    return { postData };
  },
};

export default PostRoute;

This same approach can be employed not just for routing, but in other places where we show content lazily or based on user interaction. For example, a tab component could eagerly load the first tab’s code and data, and then use the same pattern as above to load the code and data for other tabs in the tab-change event handler. A component that displays a modal could preload the code and data for the modal in the click handler that triggers opening the modal, and so on.

Once we’ve implemented the ability to start loading code and data for a view independently, we have the option to go one step further. Consider a <Link to={path} /> component that links to a route. If the user hovers over that link, there’s a reasonable chance they’ll click it. And if they press the mouse down, there’s an even better chance that they’ll complete the click. If we can load code and data for a view after the user clicks, we can also start that work before they click, getting a head start on preparing the view.

Best of all, we can centralize that logic in a few key places — a router or core UI components — and get any performance benefits automatically throughout our app. Of course preloading isn’t always beneficial. It’s something an application would tune based on the user’s device or network speed to avoid eating up user’s data plans. But the pattern here makes it easier to centralize the implementation of preloading and the decision of whether to enable it or not.

Load Data Incrementally

The above patterns — parallel data/view trees and fetching in event handlers — let us start loading all the data for a view earlier. But we still want to be able to show more important parts of the view without waiting for all of our data. At Facebook we’ve implemented support for this in GraphQL and Relay in the form of some new GraphQL directives (annotations that affect how/when data is delivered, but not what data). These new directives, called @defer and @stream, allow us to retrieve data incrementally. For example, consider our <Post> component from above. We want to show the body without waiting for the comments to be ready. We can achieve this with @defer and <Suspense>:

// Post.js
function Post(props) {
  const postData = useFragment(graphql`
    fragment PostData on Post {
      author
      title

      # fetch data for the comments, but don't block on it being ready
      ...CommentList @defer
    }
  `, props.post);

  return (
    <div>
      <h1>{postData.title}</h1>
      <h2>by {postData.author}</h2>
      {/* @defer pairs naturally w <Suspense> to make the UI non-blocking too */}
      <Suspense fallback={<Spinner/>}>
        <CommentList post={post} />
      </Suspense>
    </div>
  );
}

Here, our GraphQL server will stream back the results, first returning the author and title fields and then returning the comment data when it’s ready. We wrap <CommentList> in a <Suspense> boundary so that we can render the post body before <CommentList> and its data are ready. This same pattern can be applied to other frameworks as well. For example, apps that call a REST API might make parallel requests to fetch the body and comments data for a post to avoid blocking on all the data being ready.

Treat Code Like Data

But there’s one thing that’s still missing. We’ve shown how to preload data for a route — but what about code? The example above cheated a bit and used React.lazy. However, React.lazy is, as the name implies, lazy. It won’t start downloading code until the lazy component is actually rendered — it’s “fetch-on-render” for code!

To solve this, the React team is considering APIs that would allow bundle splitting and eager preloading for code as well. That would allow a user to pass some form of lazy component to a router, and for the router to trigger loading the code alongside its data as early as possible.

Putting It All Together

To recap, achieving a great loading experience means that we need to start loading code and data as early as possible, but without waiting for all of it to be ready. Parallel data and view trees allow us to load the data for a view in parallel with loading the view (code) itself. Fetching in an event handler means we can start loading data as early as possible, and even optimistically preload a view when we have enough confidence that a user will navigate to it. Loading data incrementally allows us to load important data earlier without delaying the fetching of less important data. And treating code as data — and preloading it with similar APIs — allows us to load it earlier too.

Using These Patterns

These patterns aren’t just ideas — we’ve implemented them in Relay Hooks and are using them in production throughout the new facebook.com (which is currently in beta testing). If you’re interested in using or learning more about these patterns, here are some resources:

  • The React Concurrent docs explore how to use Concurrent Mode and Suspense and go into more detail about many of these patterns. It’s a great resource to learn more about the APIs and use-cases they support.
  • The experimental release of Relay Hooks implements the patterns described here.
  • We’ve implemented two similar example apps that demonstrate these concepts:

    • The Relay Hooks example app uses GitHub’s public GraphQL API to implement a simple issue tracker app. It includes nested route support with code and data preloading. The code is fully commented — we encourage cloning the repo, running the app locally, and exploring how it works.
    • We also have a non-GraphQL version of the app that demonstrates how these concepts can be applied to other data-fetching libraries.

While the APIs around Concurrent Mode and Suspense are still experimental, we’re confident that the ideas in this post are proven by practice. However, we understand that Relay and GraphQL aren’t the right fit for everyone. That’s ok! We’re actively exploring how to generalize these patterns to approaches such as REST, and are exploring ideas for a more generic (ie non-GraphQL) API for composing a tree of data dependencies. In the meantime, we’re excited to see what new libraries will emerge that implement the patterns described in this post to make it easier to build great, fast user experiences.


          

Load Shedding and School Holidays

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It’s school holidays and my children are at home. And they are bored. I suppose every generation stares in awe at their children who cannot see or comprehend the privileges they enjoy. I may as well “own” their boredom since I have through much grace and hard work, been able to put them exactly in this position. I’d like to come back to that analogy in a minute.

With the recent bout of load shedding – despite any previous events, I was again caught off guard. No torches (with batteries) nor a generator. At least we have a gas stove, but we struggled to find the  igniter. You may have a similar story.

There is a connection between my children who are bored despite having broadband internet, Lego etc, and my unprepared state for load shedding. That is of course: privilege. Not the politically loaded “privilege,” but the fact that engineers are working and succeeding (to a degree) to keep the power on. The privilege is being oblivious to the facts – being able to go about your business without having to worry about that as well.

End of innocence
While it is unclear where South Africa’s infrastructure is heading, this may be our childhood end. We are all aware of the fact that things are not as steady as we once believed. There is a lighter counterpoint in that engineers may just have gotten their “We told you so!” moment. Engineering, maintenance and the related procurement systems are now in the spotlight. We can be of critical value if we are able to put forward informed alternatives and opinions.

The catch is that apart from your neighbours and relatives who will take your advice on quotes for solar panels, geysers, generators with automatic changeover switches etc, your activism will not take you very far. You will need a platform and leverage for your campaign.

Actually, you already have those things at your disposal – your local SAIMechE Committee! Through your committee, it is really just two steps to pretty much anyone within ECSA or any other VA or collection of VAs.

Politics and the public can be influenced, if we manage ourselves as a trusted source of guidance and information. That is exactly what we were trained to do, but I don’t think we are stepping up to the plate like we should.

The take-away is this: make sure that you are informed – and then be very opinionated! And go make some waves at your local branch.

Gideon van den Berg
MSAIMechE
Pr. Eng


          

Microsoft launches Visual Studio Online

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#241 — November 6, 2019

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Recursive Sans and Mono: A Free Variable Type Family — This is a new ‘highly-flexible’ type family that takes advantage of variable font tech to let you pick the right style along five different axes. It’s pretty clever, well demonstrated, and very suitable for presenting data, code, or to be used in documentation and UIs.

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Microsoft Launches Visual Studio Online — It’s basically a collaborative version of VS Code that runs in the browser letting you develop from anywhere in a cloud-based environment. This isn’t a new idea but it’s great to see Microsoft’s might behind such an effort.

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Top CI Pipeline Best Practices — At the center of a good CI/CD setup is a well-designed CI pipeline. If your team is adopting CI, or your work involves building or improving CI pipeline, this best practices guide is for you.

Datree.io sponsor

You Can't Submit an Electron 6 (or 7) App to the Mac App Store? — Electron is a popular cross-platform app development toolkit maintained by GitHub. The bad news? It uses Chromium which uses several ‘private’ Apple APIs and Apple aren’t keen on accepting apps that use them for a variety of reasons.

David Costa

Dart 2.6: Now with Native Executable Compilation — Dart began life as a Google built, typed language that compiled to JavaScript but is now a somewhat broader project. The latest version includes a new dart2native tool for compiling Dart apps to self-contained, native executables for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Michael Thomsen

GitHub Sponsors Is Now Out of Beta in 30 Countries — GitHub launched its Sponsors program in beta several months ago as a way for open source developers to accept contributions for their work and projects more easily. It’s now generally available in 30 countries with hopefully more to follow.

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How Monzo Built Network Isolation for 1,500 Services — 1,500 services power Monzo, a British bank, and they want to keep them all as separate as possible so that no single bad actor can bring down their platform. Here’s the tale of how they’ve been working towards that goal.

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A Comparison of Static Form Providers — A high level comparison of several providers who essentially provide the backend for your HTML forms.

Silvestar Bistrović

▶  An Illustrated Guide to OAuth and OpenID Connect — A 16 minute video rich with illustrations and diagrams.

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Intelligent CI/CD with CircleCI: Test Splitting — Did you know that CircleCI can intelligently split tests to get you your test results faster?

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▶  Git is Hard but Time Traveling in Git Isn't — A lightning talk from React Conf 2019 that flies through some interesting Git features in a mere 6 minutes.

Monica Powell

Highlights from Git 2.24 — Take a look at some of the new features in the latest Git release including feature macros and a new way to ‘rewrite history’.

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Create a Bookmarking Application with FaunaDB, Netlify and 11ty — Brings together FaunaDB’s serverless cloud database, the Netlify platform (which uses Lambda under the hood), and 11ty (a static site generator) to create a bookmark management site.

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File Systems Unfit As Distributed Storage Backends: Lessons From Ten Years of Ceph Evolution — You can’t help but be won over by a comment like “Ten years of hard-won lessons packed into just 17 pages makes this paper extremely good value for your time.”

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An SQL Injection Tutorial for Beginners — This is not a tutorial for you to follow but more a look at what hackers will attempt to do to your systems, if you let them. The techniques used are sneaky and interesting.

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The Engineer: Create, Imagine, Dare to be Different

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Engineering is generally recognised as a profession, along with other professions such as medicine, dentistry, law, ministry, architecture, and education. A profession which is an occupation is generally characterised by: intellectual effort, creative thinking and the desire for service. Engineering seeks to “employ knowledge” to create what never was or improve what already exists.

 

The distinguishing educational objective in engineering is design. Design is at the heart of engineering.Engineers design new things such as improved airplanes or appliances or materials or things that do not even exist as yet. To be creative, to imagine, to take risks, to “dare to be different” but not to endanger safety of course. Engineering creations must comply with the principles of science and that is the engineering challenge: to be creative but within the constraints inherent in a specific project.

 

The majority of engineers work for industry or government and only a small, but important, percentage is in direct contact with the public as consulting engineers. It is important that engineering professionals, technicians and technologists should be well trained, should be well aware of the demands of their activities and always act responsibly with the public’s safety in mind.

 

Challenges and anomalies

The environment within which engineering is practised is not perfectly designed though to allow for the engineer to follow a logical and structured approach and thus perform optimally. Rather the engineer is presented with challenges and anomalies, most often introduced by the employer or client, requiring the utmost professional conduct from the engineer, to arrive at a safe, economical solution.

 

Notwithstanding this, we do succeed in designing solutions which benefit our economy in a very major way. According to many commentators, growth in the areas of science, engineering and technology are a major catalyst for job creation, social upliftment and economic development.

 

Easy examples are the benefits to our economy of a good infrastructure including road, rail, harbours, airports, energy, communication, banking system, water, sanitation etc, all made possible by engineering. Unquestionably South Africa benefits from a good infrastructure, allowing efficient, cheap communication, freight and transport.

 

Standard of living

While our engineering accomplishments in South Africa have contributed greatly to our economic development, social upliftment and job creation, the need for increased economic growth demands ever more engineering contributions, also requiring an increase in the number of technically skilled artisans, technicians and engineers.

 

We have the engineering capability in South Africa to meet with most demands for engineering expertise and most probably the only constraint engineering faces in South Africa is a lack of development projects and funding. Due to our knowledge of local conditions, we are also well positioned to serve other African countries.

 

Engineering has been vital in addressing basic human needs, improving the quality and standard of living as well as providing opportunities for sustainable development in South Africa and has the potential to do the same for Africa.

 

We (engineers) have in the past and should continue in the future to focus on developing solutions to meet the needs of our local industry and population.

 

Article by: Andre Roos, Vice President SAIMechE (and Director: Megchem), and

Professor Leonard Masu, Vaal Branch Chairman (and Lecturer: VUT)

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As posted in the SA Mechanical Engineer, October 2017 issue
          

Sowing the Seeds

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How to turn the Public Sector into a producer of quality engineering professionals

 

No country or economy ever complained about producing too many competent engineering professionals. In fact, the opposite is true, and we are often reminded in the press about the link between strong economies and the ratio of engineering professionals in the population. South Africa has one of the lowest ratios of engineering professionals to the general population, and so we have good reason to focus on producing more of this valuable resource. We should aim to produce as many competent engineering professionals as we can.

 

The public sector has a perfect opportunity to play a role in this space, and I would like to share my vision of how this might be achieved, particularly in the mechanical engineering arena.

 

Every engineering graduate (NDip. BTech, BSc/BEng) who cannot find a position in the private sector, will be guaranteed a full-time position as a Candidate Engineering Professional in the public sector, on a minimum 36-month contract and at a salary equivalent to that of a junior officer in the defense force.

 

Basic training

There will be two intakes of Candidates per year. The Candidate will spend an initial period of at least 6

months in basic training at an approved mechanical engineering training facility which will offer exposure to the fundamentals of the occupational and practical aspects of mechanical engineering.

 

This will include things like fabrication, machining and workshop practice, as well as introduction to pertinent legislation (e.g, Engineering Profession Act, occupational legislation, basic conditions of employment, etc).

 

The Candidate will be evaluated in this phase through a combination of written and practical tests and examinations. It is not the intention of this phase to develop artisanal skills in the Candidates, but more to create an awareness of how the profession of engineering engages with the occupation of engineering, particularly in relation to the delivery of basic infrastructure. On completion of the basic training, the Candidate will be deployed within the public sector at national, provincial or local level, depending on requirements.

 

Candidates will be deployed considering a number of factors, not least of which will be closeness to their own home communities. Communities enjoying the fruit of their investment in the education of their children, and receiving decent basic services through the work of their own, should add significant value to this idea.

 

Evidence of competency

Candidates will be deployed to work on specific infrastructure projects which will provide the working environment within which professional skills will be developed. Although referred to as “basic” infrastructure, the engineering work behind successful projects still needs to take place and can be made sufficiently complex to serve as evidence of competency.

 

As part of the contract, the Candidate will be enrolled into a professional development programme in partnership with the engineering Voluntary Association most closely representing their engineering discipline.

 

All Candidates in all disciplines will do the same programme, aimed at developing and demonstrating the learning outcomes described in ECSA’s various competency standards for professional registration, thus paving the way for professional registration with ECSA. The programme will produce a portfolio of work for each Candidate, to be used as evidence of competence when measured against the standard.

 

An effective public works programme to develop engineering professionals will achieve two important things: add momentum to the delivery of basic infrastructure; and produce competent engineering professionals. And we need as much of both as we can get.

 

Article by: Vaughan Rimbault, CEO: SAIMechE

As posted in the SA Mechanical Engineer, August 2017 issue


          

Statistics on starting salaries

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New data from Analytico, a data and earnings consultancy, shows that engineering and information technology graduates can expect much higher salaries than other major fields.

Analytico’s data is based on a sample of 93 658 university graduates who supplied salary information and other insights.

According to Analytico, people with a matric certificate can expect to be paid almost double the salary of someone who has not completed high school.

The research further showed that a tertiary qualification will significantly increase earning potential.

According to the report:

  • Someone with a grade 12 can expect to earn R4,977 in their first job.
  • Someone with a bachelor’s degree increases their starting salary to R8,270.

All bachelor’s degrees are not equal, however, with a big salary difference apparent in different fields of study.

The average starting salary for a person with an engineering or IT degree is R19 180, far higher than social sciences at R6 612 and life sciences at R7 412.

Occupation-specific

It should be noted that the salary figures are not occupation-specific, and attempt to provide a picture of what graduates with a particular degree can expect to earn each month.

This bears out the experience we are getting in the engineering and technical recruitment industry although the demand across the profession is significantly down from 2015 through reduction in corporate activity and retrenchments.

 Pockets of “green shoots” are emerging slowly from the ashes, and clients who are growing again are generally able to seek out their previous employees as projects emerge.

Unfortunately, industry now faces a further threat with the downgrading of our credit rating which will impact on investment, interest rates and inflation. There seems to be little indication of the NDP happening in any concerted form, and we have a lot of resources available on the market to undertake the type of work associated with infrastructure development.

The potential for engineering graduates remains huge internationally and confirms the desire for the degree after high school.


          

A Flawed Process

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There are an awful lot of Engineers, Technologists and Technicians on the market seeking employment commensurate with what they were used to a few years ago. Employers have a choice today even though there are some categories that are hard to find or hard to fill because Engineers who are currently employed are not keen to move given the uncertainty in the market.

The numbers that have undergone retrenchment are horrendous typically in the EPCM and EPC domains. The opportunities for graduates remain consistent although employers are hesitant to undertake training programmes that graduates need in order to fulfill their professional registration requirements. It is an ideal time for this process to take place as long as suitable mentorship is available.

With the hopeful advent of the NDP, we should expect a demand on the engineering profession, but indications of this are slow in materialising. Infrastructure is in serious need of upgrading and development particularly in matters of water management and transport, electrical distribution and support of health care facilities.

What of manufacturing? Are we winning or losing this battle? All these areas of engineering activity need all the engineering disciplines and skills we can muster if the economy is to start growing.

Litigation process underway

Another serious matter has made itself apparent in our profession and it concerns the flawed process of appointment of the new council at ECSA. The VAs (Voluntary Associations) have followed due process, but essentially, the old council agreed on a list of people to be appointed as the new council. This list was then forwarded to the Minister.

When the Minister made the appointment, it was noticed that the list appointed was not the same as the list that was agreed upon by the old council. At this stage, we are not speculating on who changed the lists. We simply want to ensure that due process was followed as per the Engineers Professions Act (EPA). We believe, and after seeking legal advice, that there is sufficient evidence to the contrary and that the process was flawed, which concurs with the legal finding of the CBE.

Previously we sent official letters to the Minister of DPW and the office bearers of ECSA. They have not responded. We have therefore instructed our attorneys to lodge papers in the high court of South Africa. This sees the full litigation process underway.

ECSA is changing all the current systems to effectively disregard the services provide by the VAs in the form of committees. As to whom will now provide these remains to be seen, but it looks as though ECSA will be run by an administration, and hearsay is that they will work on changing the Engineering Professions Act.

 

How all this will align with the various Accords of which SA is a member is anyone’s guess.

 

It’s a clear case of government meddling in the profession without realising the importance of the role that peer group judgment plays.
          

The PPS engineering survey

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The most recent survey carried out by PPS on the views of a wide spectrum of engineers identified some serious concerns as well as some encouraging ones.

Of these, the item that is reasonably positive is that 75% of the Engineers surveyed were confident about the future of their profession over the next five years, primarily due to expected financial viability and contributing to society. Of the 25% who were not inspired by the future, the most negative factor is the political climate.

64% would encourage their children to study engineering, but 94% are concerned about the standards of maths and science at the tertiary level. The pessimistic 25% regard the lack of good jobs and retrenchments as the cause, and many are concerned that good Engineers are considering leaving the country.

87% are worried by the brain drain on the profession, and 54% are considering emigrating, with politics being the main driver. Countries of choice are the USA and Australia. 65% of employers offer internships to graduates.

Reasonably positive

On the question as to whether the government is delivering on its promises to create infrastructure, 96% voted a solid no on this.

According to the National Development plan, more efficient and competitive infrastructure is needed to meet the objective of the plan. By 2030 key services such as commercial transport, energy, telcoms and water has to be strengthened to ensure long term sustainability. 91% believe this will not be met.

 

When we consider the skills and experience that are needed to design, build, operate and maintain infrastructure, the low level of confidence exhibited by this survey should be considered in a serious light by government as well as private developers. As to what factor would have the most impact on the profession over the next three years, the economy got the biggest vote at 62%.

 

Investment savvy

 

83% of engineers believed that they are investment savvy, but only 44% had an established plan in place and 51% had a combination of financial products, so only 5% have no structured financial plan in place. On work/life balance, 50% consider it as average while 33% said good and 13% said poor.

Overall, what can we conclude from this survey? It is accrued from the top levels of the profession who give the government and policy a distinct negative vote. How else is the country going to tackle the challenge of economic growth with the belief that so much engineering talent is being misused?


          

That was the year that was

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As we come to the end of another year, we must reflect on its having been a bad year in many respects.

The engineering profession has seen unparalleled demise of jobs across the board. Mass retrenchments under section 189 rules have effected most of the large employers. The radical decline in new projects is evident. It has demonstrated the impact that our mining industry’s demise has had on the whole downstream industry.

We are stuck in a hiatus of no growth, unclear policies and government more concerned with political agendas than real demonstrable action to get the economy moving. The protests affecting higher education are a major worry as the effects on education and graduation of students is having a significant impact on professions. We now wait to see what the outcome of the review by the ratings agencies will be.

Employment has taken a knock and disposable income as well. The emergence of entrepreneurial activities is being suppressed by lack of funding for SMEs at a time when we need this to drive new business.

Raw materials

It does however appear that commodities are showing promise again which we hope will ramp up the projects in mining and processing. Can manufacturing get a leg up from this as it limps along at ever decreasing outputs?

I do believe that a Trump government will see some positive effects on the demand for materials for the projected infrastructure programme in the USA which should have a role for our raw materials. This is what we should have been doing with the NDP which has been stillborn since 2012 and only now getting some attention to address our infrastructure needs.

It shows how rapidly the economic recession has transformed the country. I reflect back on as recently as 2014 when the profession was actively deliberating and planning the solutions for the scarce skills agenda. That has terminated as we now contemplate how to get our existing skills employed.

Backlog

The registration of Engineers, Technologist and Technicians has overcome the backlog and extended waiting times at ECSA. We now need to concentrate on developing our Mentor force using the material in the PDP. This will form a major part of SAIMechE training in 2017.

Funding for the PDP programme is now available from the SETAS. There are plans to develop an online webinar based support programme on the PDP which should, in particular, facilitate the requirements of trainees who are located remotely.

This being the last edition for 2016, may I take the opportunity of wishing all members a restful December and a prosperous new year.


          

Could we have a revived gold and silver era?

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One can hope that the predicted pending implosion of the world currencies and monetary system will create a flight to gold and silver which, if SA plays its cards right, should reinvigorate our mining industry. Predictions of the gold and silver prices rising by multiples emanate from their obvious roles as a safe havens more than as a base for currencies, although that remains an option. No one really can predict the future monetary model. The world has never had the massive issuing of currency by central banks, politely known as Quantative Easing (QE), and negative interest rates before, so there are no precedents. There is an odd and worrying counter play between deflation and hyper-inflation looming.

The number of views as to what this all means and what the results will be are as diverse as those making predictions. Suffice it to say that overriding aspect remains undisputed: the massive debt burden that the global governments and the public are carrying, effectively debiting the credit cards of the next generation. QE has in effect just kicked the can down the road and is postponing the pain of reset that should have occurred after the 2008 crash. The eventual reset would likely mean the collapse of much of the central banking system and debt write-off .

Let’s hope we can get the gold and silver mining industry going again along the lines of its former glory. Would mechanised methods be used, and can we create a sustainable all-stakeholder structure that includes safe mining practices, well rewarded Miners, decent living conditions, treated mine water, associated and supported industries such as agriculture and localised manufacture, and cooperative unions?

Studying the current developments by Sibanye Gold gives one a real level of confidence that this can be achieved. If Sibanye ‘s model can be successful at the current gold price, imagine the opportunities if the price goes near the projections of US$ 5000 per oz and silver maintains its price ratio with gold.

Clearly this is not in the Treasury plans to get this growth going in SA, but it could emerge by default as a windfall from the stressed global economy. But assuming this works, then we must ensure that it becomes the enabler for both the traditional and new downstream industries that have always been the hallmark of the SA mining industry.

A big challenge is the investment required to revamp the mines under close-out or care. Can the vast resources of retained funds by investment funds and industry be a source of this financing? After all mining feeds the very industries that would be involved.

The reverse flow of skilled and experienced engineering resources referred to in last month’s leader article continues and is witnessed daily. Thee is still no evidence of serious activity in the National Development Plan (NDP) and the 19 Strategic Infrastructure Projects (SIPs). If the Minister and the group from the private sector really want to do something effective, surely this must be one of the growth goals? There are so many competent resources on the market that one would wish to see actively involved in managing the SIPs rather than scouring the industry for new jobs.

With the encouraging shift in the political balance following the municipal elections, will we see some active realisation by government that their neglect of the economy becomes evident to them?


          

Employment bloodbath

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If we thought the 2008 crisis was bad, it appears that 2016 is going to be worse. The metrics are scary. In summary, the normal net flow of resources is from the candidate market to the employer. The net current flow is the reverse of this with noticeable movement from the mining, EPCM, EPC, consultants, manufactures and many contractors and suppliers of goods and services. Official projections of GDP growth for this year now hover between 0,1 and 0,5%. It is evident that the bleeding is getting worse.

When one contemplates the growth rate targeted in the National Development Plan in 2012, it was to be 5% pa for the next few years -10 to 50 times the current rate! Much good was work done then by various groups to estimate the scarce skills that we would need to find to provide a basis for a development strategy. This motivated the implementation of training and mentoring models for new local feedstock and the seeking of specialists to supplement many of the specific roles. I however harboured deep suspicions that, ignoring the impact of the global recession here, SA would not get into implementing the NDP in any effective form and I have been proved right. It was naïve to have expected anything else from the ANC government. Action has never followed the reams of plans that have been hatched at great cost, only to lie fallow in the offices of incompetent bureaucracy. Now we have no money to invest. Much goes to bloated public service salaries and over inflated tender awards (corruption). The NDP would have at least triggered some velocity of money, confidence and employment.

This a time when many will take a hard look at the essentials of retirement planning or even, if that has been activated, the many strategies that have failed to keep up with the realities of changing demographics. How many of those early policies taken out at the time one started working are now worthless as a result of inflation and the influences of the broker who persuaded you it was in your interest to change to another policy more likely to broker advantage? Or with the trends of life, when work opportunities were abundant, one could shift jobs, get better remuneration, live it up more but fail to save or build an investment that actually grew in real terms? Retirement is in a crisis. Most funds are classic Ponzi schemes: new entrants needed to pay for those at the top end or the fund fails. Do we have enough young entrants for this structure?

How has the employed class been affected by the structure of the financial, and in particular, the fiat based central banking systems that have indulged in the promotion of debt based credit? This mechanism starts to explain the evident shift in political behavior: the emergence of the middle and lower-paid class in moving to the right, effectively giving the middle finger to the establishment: the rapid rise of what I believe will be called the Trump and Sanders movements in the USA in which Trump had the most primary phase votes in American history after he, as a new entrant to the field, defeated 16 of the established Washington politicians; and the Brexit action in Europe giving notice to the EU Commission that is unaccountable to the taxpayers and indulges in a command performance. It’s the gatvol syndrome at work.

The protests in SA are a similar notice by the electorate: they are fed up with watching the wealth rise to the political elites and big business at the expense of their own livelihoods. Mayors of poorly run municipalities earning R2 million-plus annual salaries (and no doubt some attractive kickbacks as well) is a blatantly overpaid politically motivated item. What qualifications do they have to oversee the expected built environment functions of the Councils? Unqualified cadres are employed in engineering roles, and the infrastructure collapses.

Engineering resources will always be needed to build the country. Perhaps we need an “Engineering Party” to make the right noises in Parliament. Until some real changes occur to the Mines and Minerals, Act, the Labour and BEE Acts for starters, SA is not going to grow to meet any semblance of wealth generation.

However, with the world of work changing so rapidly, the entrepreneur and small businesses are going to have to be supported with a reduced regulatory system. Economic freedom, but not the EFF way.

We have so much engineering talent in the retired age group that has the experience to train and mentor young entrants to the profession. With employment in reverse, it isn’t happening.


          

Can the Engineering profession create an urgent, united front movement?

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SA must have more government plans gathering dust in state offices that any other country. The problem is that it seems to be where they remain. Any action or implementation does not appear to follow. The classic case must be the National Development Plan which largely consists of projects that create the built environment, the natural habitat of the engineering and project management professions.

It is now well known that the capacity of what we call the Owners’ Teams is lacking in skills and experience and positions are largely filled with cadre appointments. It is also a project management reality that if the Owner’s Team is deficient, the project will fail in meeting deliverables, programme and budget. In our case it does not get off the starting blocks and is thwarted by incompetence, political indecision, lack of policy, red tape, bureaucracy and now evidently corruption in high places.

In our professional community there exists a skilled and experienced engineering, project management, contract management and artisan resource that could collectively make a sea change impact on managing the projects in the NDP from Owners’ Teams to operations and maintenance if only the system would permit this to happen.

It of course depends on the availability of funding which, way back in 2012, was meant to be used to get the 18 strategic infrastructure projects going. We get told that funding is in short supply whilst the politicians speak of an enormously expensive 9600 megawatt nuclear programme that will at the time, if and when it ever transpires with our record of project "successes” (Medupi, Kusile and the Durban Jhb pipeline spring to mind), it will be vying with the future massive development of PPP based renewable energy projects that will shift the whole power game.

This is a challenge to the Council for the Built Environment (CBE) and the Voluntary Engineering Associations (VAs): why can you not all get together on an urgent mission to put the case bluntly to government: either you use us, or you abuse us by our non-involvement in turning the SA economy around in management and execution of infrastructure development. This must include the training of new resources into the profession on these projects so that they are competent to take up the baton from the ageing centre of gravity of the profession. Whether we believe it or not, the era of the baby boomers provides the experience for the engineering skills in SA.

If this movement was sufficiently evident and effective, it could be brought to the notice of the rating agencies in an attempt to show we mean business in using our capacity to actually do something worthwhile. If we wait for the predicted decline to junk status and possible eventual appeal to the IMF, be warned: the IMF are a nasty bunch and will make demands that could drive any remaining self-respecting professional from SA.

We are simply watching the economy decline into a comatose state. It is time that the President’s Forum as a start addressed this matter with vigour and intent.


          

Entropic creep revisited

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A complex factory and a teeming metropolis combined, busily devoted to constructing, repairing and maintaining its systems to ensure that it delivers its support to the mega system. A frenzy of electrical energy that, if scaled up to visible dimensions, would represent the energy of a lightning strike. It works to a plan that all parts understand is part of the grand architecture”.

 

What is being described here is a living cell, of which you typically have some 10,000 trillion in your body. And as long as you are alive, they are all working pretty well. They work hard to ensure that your energy and survival remain at a sustained level. In another way one could conclude that the system entropy remains low as there is normally no degradation until we actually expire. Even then, at atomic level, the parts rush off to work elsewhere.

 

While the body collective is at work, it will be receiving energy in the form of sustenance to feed the cells. As long as we feed in sufficient energy, we will get work output. If we overwork and take out of the system more than we put in, the active system will die.

 

In this exercise we will assume that the system is the SA economy with all its persons acting as the cells, the actions of which should be planned by a cohesive design to create the energy such that its consumption is less that its production. That design would be the rules and practices set up by those in the role of having been elected to do so. The problem arises when the architecture is flawed and fails to provide a net energy growth by suitable conversion.

 

This is a long way round, couched in technical speak, that implies that the model in question is running out of money and all indications are evident that it will do so within the next 2 to 3 years. The intervening circumstances however will be horrendous.

 

We need a built environment to provide the right conditions for the people to generate the energy (wealth) to sustain the system. We as a nation are in serious trouble with the deterioration in the number and type of projects that build the economy. Engineered projects are not happening. The commodities base of the historic economy is dying, if not already dead, and the downstream activities are starved of action including the EPCM, EPC, contractor, supplier and service roles that have been the backbone of the SA economy for 100 years. We are witnessing more retrenchments in our measured scarce resources than take-ons. The result is scary to watch and many facing the situation are seeking opportunity outside SA. Our own policy makers seem to believe it is all the global economy’s fault and wallow in their comfort while the citizens face accelerating hardship of unemployment and despair. If we ever, by some magical formulation, reverse the rot and start to provide a growth path, we will then, like an ironic twist, face the biggest skills’ scarcities ever. We do not have the project environment to enable our young engineering resources to train and gather experience. Thus the centre of gravity of the useful, experienced resources is perceptibly now in the 50-70 age group who we must utilise as Mentors and Coaches for the younger resources. But where are the projects?

 

What can we as the engineering intellectuals of SA do about this? For decades we warned about the electricity crisis and have been doing so about the water situation and lack of infrastructure maintenance which is now emerging as predicted. It was ignored. How do we get the message of entropic creep into the minds of government? We know it is probably beyond their comprehension to understand anything with a thermodynamic flavour which is why we endeavour to provide “simple” analogies.

 

Foreign investor attitude is changing: billions of dollars that were directed into our shares and bonds over the past two decades are being withdrawn. When the tax base revenue declines below the endemic ability of the government to spend on so much non-productive activities, we will of necessity have to go cap in hand to the IMF. That will change the rules of the game by force.

 

Try messing with the proven mechanisms of a living cell. It is usually catastrophic.

 


          

The ageing of the baby boomers

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On January 1, 2011, the oldest of the Baby Boomer era turned 65. Every day for the next 19 years from that date, about 10,000 more (in the USA alone) will cross that threshold. This puts the starting date of the era at 1946 and the “end” date at 1965. The annual birth rate in the 50s was the highest ever in history.

We can ask what relevance this has to us here in South Africa where the population distribution is radically different from that in the USA. This however becomes apparent when we track the impact this era has had on the development of the built environment world-wide, which is largely engineering based. Post- war birth rate behavior was not much different in other countries recovering from the depression of the 1930s and the second-world war.

The baby boomer era was really the builder of our modern infrastructure as we know it. The rise of urbanization, consumerism, technology development and health care improvements among many changes took place rapidly, underscored by the focus on access to education and high levels of employment. 

If we reflect on SA, it is evident that the basic infrastructure of the country was developed in this period and well into the 80s. Multiple large projects were all happening in mining, power stations, roads, water storage and reticulation, industries, military developments, agriculture and travel facilities to name many. Urban development began with a vengeance and has continued unabated to accommodate the growth in the population. Urban development brings with it the need to provide power, sanitation, communications and general infrastructure and the services required by the citizens.

It is interesting to witness the trends that evolve with eras such as this. Aside from the social characteristics such the hippies, political protests, civil rights etc, there has been a decline in the building and replacement of infrastructure since. It leveled off by virtue of having met the required levels of need. Much of it has understandably worn out over the last 50 years and simply not either been maintained or replaced. It would appear that maintaining and refurbishing is not as glamorous as building from new. 

So we look at our own circumstances and in the domain of engineering it is evident that the same era built the bulk of our infrastructure, and much if it is ageing. More evident is that maintenance has been neglected in many cases and we are experiencing that on an increasing basis in our electrical power assets. Added to that is the “forced” reduction in skills and expertise which existed in that era of Engineers that built the power stations and distribution systems. Where we designed, constructed and commissioned many six pack stations, none of them ever displayed the horror that is being displayed by Medupi – 3 years late (so far) and getting on for double the capital cost, and add to this the cost of non-availability to the economy. It is thus worth noting: things are built by people. Better people build things better.

Of concern to the Americans is that the rate of exit of engineering talent is considerably greater than the rate of entry of new resources that have to be developed with the assistance of the outgoing skills. This is our own experience in SA where it must be understood that numbers entering the industry may be improving but the experiential training is certainly not sufficient. This applies to the trades as well. The average age of a qualified artisan in the USA is now mid- fifties, the same as ours.

This scenario then makes it very clear that unless we harness the ageing skills and experience of the baby boomer fraternity to mentor and upskill the young engineering resources entering the profession, where else will we get them?  They are not available in a box, a book, a video, a classroom or a memorychip. It is time on the ground with the human interaction, learning on the job.

Time waits for no one. The need is now. It’s time to start attracting the baby boomers to enter a paid mentoring profession.


          

The need for economic leadership

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If ever Nero fiddled while Rome burned it must be the current performance of the ANC “leadership”. I hesitate to even use the word in this context as it is virtually non-existent in the role the President is playing and equally insignificant in the performance of the yes-men who answer to him. While the economy slides into an aimless mix of unemployment, retrenchments, energy constraints, bail outs for state enterprises, reducing growth rates and evident general frustration and anger across the population spectrum, Nero ‘s attention is directed elsewhere, primarily in the direction of self-interest and to be quite frank, embarrassing incompetence. Let’s hope this era of the revolution-makers ages out as soon as possible so that a new era of hopefully more concerned leaders will emerge.

On-going reports over the years have signaled the serious deterioration of the infrastructure. Energy is limited, water supplies are threatened with shortages and toxicity. Plants break down and are not 
repaired. Roads deteriorate to the point where maintenance is no longer viable. Health care and education gets worse. It’s a classic case of thermodynamic entropy – lack of work to overcome the tendency to move into a natural state of chaos, all at the same temperature and in social and economic reality, the lowest common denominator.

Can we derive a message from this? A characteristic of the obvious solution is that if the system is not intentionally reversed by leading a focused endeavor to recreate those aspects we call the built environment, it will not reverse and not improve. 

It is critical time for the Engineer to enter the fray, participate in the call for action, play a leadership role, and get to work developing the skills base, training the new graduates, using the retired (and mostly white) engineering  capacity to transfer their experiential skills to the younger generation before it is too late and they are all gone.

There is no room nor role for BEE and its misplaced execution in this activity. To hell with politics, this is serious stuff. It’s all hands on deck and the sooner the better for time waits for no one and we do not have too much left to avoid passing the point of no return.

We now have about 500 new Mechanical Engineer graduates emerging from university each year and mostly finding employment in industry, aside from those that emigrate or go into say financial services and other non-engineering activities. We have the latest and well developed outcomes based professional compliance structure, a willing group of Voluntary Associations hosting the training model, many willing retired or semi-retired Engineers willing to become Mentors, commitments from the SETAs to fund the candidate training costs (including the payment of Mentors), and we hope a willing number of employers in industry wanting to play a role in developing new skills. This will also enable those existing employed graduates to undertake their candidate phase training.

What are we waiting for? Who will lead the movement? Pay me and I will manage it with a vengeance.


          

The Reality

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The South African economy is sick. The diagnosis has been going on for a long time, but the prescriptions have been ignored. It is evident that the body may not find the energy and perhaps the will to recover without some serious surgery. The danger of infection is greater as the invasive nature of the surgery is complex. The doctors and specialists (quacks?) may not succeed in finding a recovery routine before incapacity of the patient becomes permanent. To make matters worse, the patient is in a state hospital.

I am writing these words as the engineering based industry, having just had a serious dose of platinum deficiency syndrome, is now steeped in a viral bout of non-metal-working plague. It is going to take a patient with a very strong immune system to overcome this one. Many of the limbs that support the body may simply not survive, suffer from permanent damage and shrink into a state of paralysis.

All the machines (that are working) are monitoring the patient as follows. For clarity, the health monitor dashboard terminology has been calibrated with economic metrics.

Productivity: declining with the record showing the index has shown a reduction of 41% in the last 10 years. The meter rider position shows that the current level is the lowest in 46 years.

Employment: declining.

Unemployment: Increasing

Economic growth rate: Declining, now below 2% pa

Rand parity with world currencies: declining.  Rand: US$  1994: 3.55:1   2014:10.80:1

International Investment rating: Declining towards junk bond status

Corruption factor in government and the economy: increasing, reaching epidemic levels

Infrastructure status, education and service standards: declining

Small Medium Enterprises development rate: at best static but declining in small manufacturing.

Inflation rate: increasing

“Real” recession: evidently active and technically in stage of stagflation

Cost of living of basic items basket: rising (at alarming rate)

Centre of gravity of skilled and experienced engineering resources: moving into 50-60 age spectrum

Potential for Engineers to survive economically at retirement: declining

I do not think we need any more metrics to realize that the patient is in really big trouble.


          

Will the NDP actually start happening?

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We have been subjected to the National Development Plan for some time now with various degrees of emphasis. Government, or at least in reality the ANC, continues to use it as a manifesto item typical of political posturing presumably to convince the public (and the voters) that the country is all set to have an era of great investment, new projects, employment opportunities, export improvements, and reversal of the fiscal deficits amongst many attributes. The better life for all stuff. The alliance continues to nitpick at it and academic and research organisations find flaws in the numbers and the statistics as though it is all an exact science. It has taken on the form of a sort of hallucinating drug that one places one’s faith in when faced with the current economic reality. It all depends on what is one’s own perspective of current reality.

Engineers would be inclined to agree on the need for the NDP, the 18 Strategic Infrastructure Projects (SIPs) and the spin off from the designing, planning, constructing, commissioning, maintaining and operating of all these projects. These will use all the engineering capacity that we have, and more. Never mind from where the investment funds are to come from, that remains all smoke and mirrors and it’s hard to believe that the country will suddenly find R800 odd billion and then spend it over three years on completed projects.

Perhaps closer to the Engineer’s concern is, if we had all that money, where are we going to find the sufficient number of engineering resources to spend it (properly)? We will avoid contemplating the potential behind the corruption that is now endemically entrenched in our country with very little accountability. The efforts to ascertain the available engineering resources by the PICC/SIPs/DHET/ECSA/Volunteer committees will presumably produce some results but so far the numbers do not seem more than high level estimates. I believe it was an exercise to find out what we already knew: we have a scarce skills problem. My own evaluation is that the systems and processes used cannot measure the extent of the scarcity in a meaningful way if the time frame is that of the SIPs programme. This is an example of breaching a very fundamental engineering ethos: if you cannot measure it, you do not know much about it. Clearly, if the metrics used to measure the scarcity do not take this into account, the process while necessary, is insufficient.

The 18 SIPs projects are reasonably well defined at a high level. From this a start should be made to identify the required resources by a reasonable relationship between project size and type. The reality is however, that those who will need the resources normally specify the needs at a granular level, not a generic level that emerged from this committee. Efforts of the SAIMechE to propose a model to measure the needs, to locate as many as possible from the existing market and to focus Candidate Engineer development in those scarce areas are met with a sort of glazed, unconvinced response by the “authorities”. After all, we have to find ways to spend R800 billion effectively, but it would appear that to spend a few million on getting knowledge of the course to take to manage the scarce skills issue is considered either too expensive or unnecessary. The real reason is uncertain as the response has been nil. If the proposed model were to show a return on investment, it would only have to save about one thousandth of one percent of the programme budget to cover its cost. It’s a no-brainer when one realises the costs, delays and consequences of the scarce skills impact on projects. Take a look at Medupi and the Durban-Jhb pipeline as examples. Consider the impact on infrastructure service delivery alone.  There are legendary other cases out there that show the result of technically incapacitated owners’ teams alone.

But then that makes the assumption that the NDP actually is going to happen. If history is anything to go by, we may still be talking about it this time next year. With elections over and “won”, why hurry? At least it may all work as a dream forming drug.
          

Seeking the good news

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If ever there was a time when we wanted the good news, it must be now. A time to listen to that classic hit by Crocodile Harris " Give me the good news”

If we accept the word forever
Maybe we should live together
And not be scared to watch
The late night news
You can't use guns to build a nation
A bullet never was creation

Engineering wise, SA is really in the doldrums. Can we be positive and expect that things should now get better? That, of course, only happens if people make it happen, so we can do some dreaming that we hope will turn to reality. Positive thinking helps. Consider the options:

The active start to the National Development Plan. The 18 strategic infrastructure projects actually start to happen. The talking and conferences that have consumed any energy associated with them stop and the action starts.

We get let into the secret by treasury as to how these are to funded. The engineering community is invited to participate at the highest level in the Owners’ teams, the project planning and conceptual engineering to ensure that the projects are correctly structured, engineered and managed. The politicians wake up and realise that it’s all about the built environment, and that is created by science and experience, not hollow, electoral promises based on ignorance.

Government and private business interests start to work together for the common goal of increasing the economic growth rate: what about an economic codesa? Corruption gets serious attention.

The unions and the mining industry together reach a win-win understanding and proceed to jointly add value to our massive commodity assets sitting underground that are useless unless mined and treated in a competitive manner. This in turn encourages the reluctant and unconvinced investors to consider SA as a less risky investment destination. Funds start to flow into the economy again and the current account deficit reverses back to a reasonable level. The Rand stabilizes.

Education? Well, while we are dreamimg and hoping, the training and development of teachers becomes a reality as this is the primary necessary condition for our youth to acquire the essentials of literacy and numeracy. The 30 % pass rate becomes history. Idle Funds in the skills development and Seta accounts are applied to the training of engineering resources including the funding of Mentors.

Last but not least, the government becomes convinced that cadre deployment in place of resources with skills and expertise is a disaster.

If you are willing to be part of the solution, by clicking onto http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JACJjid9WWY should provide some inspiration.


          

SAIMechE’s suggested contribution to solutions for the scarce skills challenge

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At the recent workshop held by the Department of Higher Education (DHET), the President’s Infrastructure Coordination Committee (PICC) and the Council for the Built Environment (CBE), the objective was to assess the status of the scarce skills in South Africa by assembling Occupational Teams (OTs) that would be assembled largely from the voluntary engineering organizations and academia. Two days were spent following the earlier work done by the PICC/DHET/CBE team to prepare a list of what was determined by the 18 Strategic Infrastructure Projects (SIPs) to be the scare skills for this programme. This list covered the management, professional and trades identified as such by the Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) model.

The 18 SIPs are identified at a very high level, for example SIP1 being "Unlocking the Northern mineral belt with the Waterberg as the catalyst”. For what was alleged to be "security” reasons, not much else is published on this SIP to expand on the detail, but it can be reliably gathered that a large component will be for coal mining development to take up the supply that is dwindling in the Witbank/Middelburg area.

The projected list of scarce skills, when reviewed on the basis that it should enable some effective action to commence, is in my view a rather useless piece of data insofar as the Mechanical Engineers are concerned. It simply shows "about 500” needed at a scarcity level of "20-50%” whatever that may convey.

The SAIMechE team filled in their answers to the OT list on the wide spectrum of questions and these will then presumably be assembled and evaluated for action with all the others. Most of the questions we have been addressing for years that seem to do no more than lead to the next conference or workshop. One simply comes away with the feeling of perpetual talk and no perceived action.

The first concern the team had was that the workshop called for voluntary conveners to fill variety of time consuming roles, and this just seemed to illustrate a poor business model. Here we have the National Development Programme (NDP) with its first 18 projects worth hundreds of billions of Rand in total installed value (TIV) that has no funds to pay for a properly structured resource development team that would comprise a fraction of a percent of the TIV cost. It simply illustrates the importance given to this role in the success of the programme. There is no contracted leverage with voluntary teams.

The SAIMechE team made three constructive, actionable suggestions. Firstly, establish a top level professional resources team who would be paid to get the scarce skills issue measured and solutions developed, and which would be in a position to advise the SIPs owner’s teams on the appropriate resources required at owner’s level that could be seconded from the profession in a similar way that the accounting profession does for state bodies.

Secondly, develop a model for evaluating availability of scarce skills to identify the scarce resource with the relevant, engineering specific attributes. It is based on the Engineer’s credo that you do not know much about anything until you can define and measure it. Scarcity needs to have two references to be measureable: what you have and what you need. Accordingly SAIMechE could offer to facilitate working with professional engineering resource recruiting bodies to create a large and well configured, best-in-class, dynamic database of engineering resources for these and other South African projects. By simply stating that we need a number of Mechanical Engineers does not resolve the issue. The only time the real scarcity is known is when the employer specifies the need at granular level of definition. For example one can search on Mechanical Engineers and get hundreds, but then ask for those with the specifics such as 10 years of coal plant processing experience or conveyor and coal chute design, one may be lucky to find a few if any under today’s dwindling expertise that largely exists in near retirement age groups or who may have emigrated.

Thirdly, with this information and working with the employers undertaking the projects and who issue the job specifications with these details, we can identify those who should be taking on the Candidate Engineers that wish to do their training under the SAIMechE Professional Development Programme. SAIMechE would be the paid conduit to provide information on scarce skills to the PICC or the CBE on an on-going basis enabled by the dynamics of the model. We need to ensure that the expectation of perpetual voluntary work by professionals is not presumed. It’s a business reality to pay for value. It would it addition be of value to be able to second experts from the Membership, exploiting the immense, collective intellectual capital of the Institution and effectively meeting the essence of the mission statement.



          

The realization on scarce resources

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After many months (years?) of no apparent action following the publication of the National Development Plan, various bodies are now awakening to the reality of the resource requirements in order to be able to effectively manage and spend the billions on infrastructure projects.

It was always going to be a tough challenge: R800 odd billion over three years. Someone was smoking something to actually believe that this was viable. Dwell for a minute on the realities of project spend patterns. Firstly, no spending pattern is ever linear, or in terms of Rand over time, would it ever represent a consistent average from start to finish. Thus represented, it is the area under the curve that amounts to the total project spend.

Forward to reality: project spending patterns have the s-curve feature: they rise slowly as concept, design, procurement occurs and then start to climb steeply as deliveries and construction follow. It then tails off at commissioning and handover. The essence of this that there is a peak, and for the area under the curve to meet the project budget, the peak is considerably higher than the average.

What does this mean? Most likely it means that resource needs are not linear and have the same peaking nature. So when estimates are produced reflecting the numbers of resources needed, are these factored by the time axis? Most times not, and we invariably get the classic multi-tasking that is imposed on the scarce resources. This then adds to the potential delay in due performance dates being met. Multi-tasking creates its own delays, and anyone who believes otherwise should attend a few workshops that demonstrate this admirably.

Let’s then add another classic activity that for some pernicious reason remains the foundation of project planning: critical path scheduling. How many projects ever give consideration to the only development that has had the most time and cost saving successes on projects over the last 50 years? It’s called critical chain scheduling. As an aspirant believer in this process, it continues to amaze me that management does not know that it even exists let alone how it works. Far worse is the regular experience one has in presenting the process to the potential users, who most times praise the fundamentals that define the process, but return home only to be faced with the common response - business as usual.

Well, the NDP could do a lot worse than, once the reality of limited skilled and experienced resources has sunk home, have a good look at adopting a critical chain scheduling philosophy. It may just assist in preventing the project durations and costs to emulate the dreadful experiences we seem to have with most major projects such as Medupi.

The usual responses continue to be heard to using such a significant variation to standard procedure. It is too difficult: management won’t understand it. Perhaps then we need to study the experiences of major USA and Japanese projects as examples that have proved the point. The main changes occur in the human behavior of project management due the discipline imposed by critical chain principles: prioritising projects, assuming most durations are overestimated, aggregation and buffering of the safety before it’s lost, starting on time and measuring progress in time and not money. It not only sounds sensible, but it actually works.


          

For whom the bell tolls…

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You are a Mechanical Engineer. You work in the South African industry. It would be hard to find any activity that is some way does have some connections with the South African mining industry. Connections take the form of user of the mined commodity, supplier of equipment, supplier of services, and ultimately has some dependence on the value that mining adds to the GDP of the country. If you are part of a consultancy, a project management group, a construction company, a financial group and countless businesses from large multi-million Rand organizations to SMEs, it is very likely you will have connections with the mining industry. Mining flows in the veins of South Africans and so it should. We have been told that, following a Citibank survey, we literally sit on an un-mined value of some $2.5 trillion in commodities. The largest in the world.

Just what did we do with this asset that has been given to us for free and left to our collective responsibility as a result of our being the residents and citizens of the country? The early pioneers started out bravely, successfully investing money, technology, hard work and facing unprecedented risk head-on to build and place South Africa at the top of the gold and diamond production world-wide. We have some 80% of the world’s known platinum ore and a good deal of most of the others. We pioneered the mining of high-ash content coal and assisted in the design and development of boilers that can burn it effectively and efficiently to evolve some of the best and most admired and low cost six pack power stations in the world that supported the mining industry. In the early nineties we had some 800 high tech researchers across the board tackling challenges in the mining industry. We thankfully still have a flourishing mining supply industry that designs and builds bespoke equipment to service the industry here and internationally. We had the best Mining Engineers in the world, lots of them, and the older ones mentored the younger ones as a matter of course. We were King of that shining castle.

Take a snapshot today. What comes to mind? Marikana, closed platinum shafts, strikes, poor worker living conditions, reducing productivity, rapidly rising input costs, electricity prices rising at a rate to not only render a lot of mining uneconomic, but a lot of industry as well. We have dropped in the league of gold mining countries from first to fifth. Where are many of our talented mining resources? They are now running the mining industries in Australia, Canada, South America and Central Africa. Our research group has dropped by a factor of ten. International investors are openly advising that we do not really feature on their screens at present: the unchecked talk of nationalization, the regulatory confusion created by the MPRDA and SIMS reports has taken its toll. Perceptions are real, not imaginary as the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) seems to think.

In my book, if the rule applies that those who set the rules and call the shots must be accountable, then that lies fair and square with the DMR. It is not surprising that we see these debacles in the mining, energy, education, health, security and infrastructure functions in South Africa. When the goal is political power at all costs ably assisted by inexperience and an illiterate and innumerate voter support base, then do not be surprised when a competitive nation declines to mediocrity.

If anyone can propose a solution to extricate ourselves from this mess and turn ourselves up again, then we need all the help we can get. Otherwise the bell tolls for thee.


          

The steady decline to lowest common denominator

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I guess we have to criticize the laws of the universe, those annoying and inviolate laws of science and the basic engineering fundamentals for not taking account of the inability of those "leading” the functions of the built environment development and essential skills training in South Africa to achieve the standards required to meet these laws. Why uphold compliance with nature’s laws when it is much easier to change the need for them by a politically driven relaxation? It is clearly far easier to decide to set regulations for practitioners and contractors to use the surplus numbers of unqualified persons to be awarded government contracts for purposes of building the infrastructure.

After all, with this policy and approach we can meet the necessary political targets which seem to be far more important than ensuring compliance with structural, life-cycle and safety standards that have evolved over decades of proven engineering practice. We must learn to be satisfied with our new-found decrees from those that rule, and we can even indulge in some self-praise when we comment "……that bridge was nearly strong enough……… we were quite close really”.

So, in keeping with the above aspiration to continue our acceptance of adjusted standards and drive for the common denominator leading to "a better life for all”, the Minister, ably assisted by the cidb, has recently decreed the following”

"The key amendments include the removal of the requirement for contractors to have registered professionals in their permanent employ; this is to be removed as it is not viable to have such professionals in a contractor’s full-time employ". "The requirement for the Registered Professional is therefore being moved from a contractor registration requirement to a contract management requirement as a condition of contract”.

Essentially, the roles of the Professional Engineer, Technologist and Technician will now effectively be subservient to that of the registered Construction Manager on matters where professional engineering judgment is required. I guess with the comedy of the self-inflicted war games that have been played out between ECSA and the CBE over the important subject of Identification of Engineering Work (IDoEW), not much more could have been expected. Those unregistered Engineers or at least those practicing as such can continue to act without any fear of liability as the rules that govern registration, ethics and safe practice do not apply to them. The IDoEW deliberations commenced in 2006. It’s now 2013 and we are still counting. The profession has messed about arguing while we witness a steady entropic decline in the built environment.

On the topic of training of young Engineers in industry, I thought I would recall some gems that arose in 2012 whilst endeavouring to persuade certain employers to consider taking on basically good candidates and provide some development and experience to assist feeding talent into the skills pool.

"We do not have the time, the money or the systems to train anyone. Just find us a qualified and experienced Engineer. We need a PDI between 30 and 35, with 15 years experience as an Engineering Manager”. (Allowed cost to company will remain undisclosed here to protect the guilty.)

"We do not have time to train or develop anyone into this specialized role. Please find us fully qualified candidates who can hit the ground running”. No acceptable candidates have emerged to date.

Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed that the ANC policy is to spend R845 billion on infrastructure in the next 3 years. I found that his recent TV interview conveyed blind optimism and was most unconvincing. I can only assume that he does not know that he does not know what is needed to do that properly. Professional government and provincial owners’ teams and supply contractor capacity appear not to feature in his model.

Anyone who cares about developing professional engineering skills should be made aware of the new candidate training curriculum that will be instituted by ECSA and the Voluntary Engineering Associations in April 2013. It identifies the exit level outcomes that define the professional and will be the fastest and most effective route to competence and registration that can be envisaged.


          

Qualifications and the phase to professional competence

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I often follow the debate on the profiles, experiences, expectations and opinions of the issues concerning the Baby Boomers (born 1940 t0 1960), The Generation Xs (1960 to 1975-ish), and the Generation Ys (post 1976). These periods are derivations taken from many historical analyses of the parties who study the phenomena of the age eras and their characteristics.

Probably the most significant item that is relevant to all these age groups is that of lifestyle and the values that define that. Each age group tends to indulge in the criticism of the previous one laying blame for all the problems that beset their current lifestyles. Characteristics such as social responsibilities, work ethics, corporate practice, family stability, wealth profile and continuity of employment are significant items. It just seems to be easier to blame the earlier generation for its own generation’s problems rather than exhibit and practice leadership and responsibility for one’s own.

Corporate value systems have changed with the evolution of bottom line items that go beyond profit. Awareness of the environment, ecology and health systems have emerged strongly where the impacts of these are able to be managed with technology development.

In engineering education training and practice, it is not uncommon to witness those who question the effectiveness of present-day curricula which in real terms have not differed significantly from those of earlier generations. Obviously the tools that facilitate learning have changed with modern information technology developments such as computers, software and digital configuration. How often has one heard the comments questioning the inclusion of certain academic basics into programmes where the graduate has claimed that such learning has never been applied in their subsequent careers? In engineering curricula this may be a truism but the challenge is that due to the "connectedness” of science and technology, where does one omit such content?

The great thing about an engineering curriculum is that it addresses the challenge of tackling those aspects of life that do not radically change: the laws of nature and science remain intact, the fundamentals still exist, the approach to problem solving and the need to develop empirical competence are still the foundations of the Engineer’s world. They are the toolbox for future applications. What does matter thereafter is the training and practice of how to use them to build the environment we purport to do better than any other profession.

The matter of becoming competent to apply these principals, plus those of management and economics, then need to be assessed as to their relevance of past experiences on modern engineering practice. Have these changed other than for the tweaking required for inclusion of new technologies, materials development, and refinement of codes of practice for example? What age group is the right mentorship group? Are the retired or semi-retired the right dispensers of experiential skills and advice? Has this thinking now emerged for the reason that each generation of Engineers from the baby boomer era was both supervised and mentored by the next level in the system as a matter of course where is was not called "official mentoring” but de facto on the job development in the process of evolving the next skills layer?

There was clear period of world practice in infrastructure development with the emergence of industry, production and modern supply chain logistics. Large projects covering all the technologies were common: energy development, transport, communications and service industries emerged that had decades of continuity that encouraged sequential training and development of practical skills.

We must question why we now have an era where this has reduced significantly and it is evident that internationally well experienced skills in the lower, active age groups are in very short supply.

From a human development perspective, the period over which a candidate Engineer needs to develop sufficient competencies to be recognized as a professional will not have changed. Gladwell’s theory on the 10,000 hour rule probably applies where any person claiming expertise will have spent 10,000 hours odd developing that expertise. So the candidacy phase which is set as 3 years minimum is rarely met, and the statistics show that 5 years is the norm. If you work that out, it is about 10,000 hours.

Until we return to the era of on-the-job sequential skills development, we will have to recall the retired and semi-retired who are willing to fill this space. Regrettably in SA, we have bolstered the loss of this intellectual capacity by dumb affirmative action politics and short term financial returns. The challenge is when this capacity is not available in books or boxes, it is the only option. This capacity must be applied sensibly to the emerging graduate training programmes to make the most of their 10,000 hours needed to reach a recognized level of professional competence.


          

We re-visit the National Development Plan

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In June last year, the commission released a diagnostic document which stated that the elimination of poverty and the reduction of inequality were the objectives of a long term plan, but that nine key challenges stood in the way. Let’s call these the Undesirable Effects or UDEs for short.

  • Too few people work.
  • The quality of school education for black people is poor.
  • Infrastructure is poorly located, inadequate and under-maintained.
  • Spatial divides hobble inclusive development.
  • The economy is unsustainably resource intensive.
  • The public health system cannot meet demand or sustain quality.
  • Public services are uneven and often of poor quality.
  • Corruption levels are high.
  • South Africa remains a divided society.

Then, in November, the commission produced a draft National Development Plan for 2030. It contained recommendations covering the following areas. Let’s call these the Desirable Effects or DEs for short. We can see that these are in effect the inverts of the UDEs, and hence become objectives or what we will classify as ambitious targets.

  • Create jobs
  • Education and training
  • Expand infrastructure
  • Transform urban and rural spaces
  • Transition to a low carbon economy
  • Provide health care
  • Build a capable state
  • Fight corruption
  • Transformation and unity

Then comes the following, almost casual assumption: South Africa can become the country we want it to become. It is possible to get rid of poverty and reduce inequality in 20 years. We have the people, the goodwill, the skills, the resources – and now, a plan.

Assuming that the ANC finds the time at their Mangaung conference to review and approve the plan, then the 20 year implementation process has to actually start. The ANC has never shown any glory in action and implementation to follow their renowned rhetoric, so herein lies the test to see whether the assumption made by the plan is more than the usual innuendo.

Let’s take a reality check on the proposed elements of the plan. We can approach this with a mindset that has evolved from a fairly long exposure and many practical applications of the theory of constraints, commonly abbreviated to TOC. It is evident that this NDP challenge is a case of aspiring to a number of ambitious targets that not only require the full dependence on their specific necessary and sufficient conditions, but that such conditions can exist without any mutual conflicts. The practice of using the strategic and tactical mechanisms of the ambitious target process makes the assumption that the target is achievable and is approached in a confident frame of mind rather than one of disbelieving scepticism, which understandably, most commentary on the NDP has generated so far. Intuitively, the NDP is doomed to failure primarily as a result of an historical lack of effective management execution in SA. Any amount of political innuendo will not overcome that reality. What we can only hope for is that the government, as the sponsors so to speak of the plan, will draw on the intelligence, skills, experience and proven competence of available resources to set up, design, articulate, prescribe and monitor the plans making up what we should in fact call a programme, as it

will be a collection of interactive and dependent projects each requiring skilled planning and management execution. The best must be used, not the most politically favoured.

There is one very fundamental factor that will render this programme so challenging that it should convince us of the need for the most radical, urgent, collective effort. I will simply call it the Rule of exponential projections. It is evident in reviewing the listed DEs that every one of them is essentially population growth rate dependent. From 2000 to 2011 the Mundi index shows that the growth has been 12,8% in net gain of population numbers, or an annualised rate of 1,2%. This moderately low (recent) increase in the population was due to the escalation in HIV/Aids driven deaths. How this will change in the next 20 years is an unknown, but it could increase if the treatment measures are effective. 30% of the current population is 14 years old or less and all reaching the job market age in this period. There are an estimated 4,7m unemployed persons in the employment spectrum at present, so a rough projection shows that we need to create about 4.7 m, plus those jobs to employ the 14 year olds, plus the result of the population growth over this period. In my maths, the NPC vision to create 11 m jobs (see the plan) over the next 20 years means we shall have more unemployed in numbers than we have at present. So the elimination of unemployment and hence poverty would appear to be a pipedream and we question whether it has taken exponential growth into account.

Clearly economic growth is required to create these jobs and it has to occur at a higher exponential rate that of the population needing employment. How does one converge these two lines? We either limit the growth rate of the independent variable (population) or radically increase the dependent variable (economic growth rate). If not, the lines diverge and the problem becomes greater. Many goals are missed due to the prevalence of linear thinking.

The ability to provide the management execution to all these components of the programme requires skilled and experienced resources (primarily technical: Engineers, Technologists and Technicians) to be available at the right level and numbers to implement the projects: infrastructure for example requires that the reinvestment into the assets of the infrastructure must equal the rate of depreciation just to remain static. Again we will find that the curves diverge if we cannot reverse the current trend in historical deterioration of these assets without replacement. The infrastructure is currently in a state of serious entropic decline with little evidence of major projects in the pipeline.

If the growth rate of urbanisation which is a major factor in overload and breakdown of infrastructure exceeds the rate of infrastructure growth by only 3,5% per annum, the magnitude of collapsed and underserviced urban population with all its attendant troubles will double in 20 years.

What are the simple fundamentals that must be followed in the big plan or programme? Firstly, identify the goal of each ambitious target of the programme, identify the constraints, subordinate to them, elevate them and keep following this process ensuring that interim pre-defined milestones are being met. Prioritise what will drive the throughput to meet the goal. Do what should be done and do not do what should not be done. Do not waste resources and time, for example changing town and road names, when the resources should be used to manage the required activities to achieve the programme objectives. Utilise the best available management and capacity to execute the processes.

South Africa has a major constraint in the numbers of productive resources that it can apply to this pending challenge. Unless some sense is brought into the skills space alone that reverses the current trend to enforce misplaced affirmative action, uses the experienced skilled (and ageing) work force, raises compliance levels for entrance to learning institutions, discontinues the employment of political appointees into roles instead of competent persons selected on merit, reviews the negative impact of the labour laws, formulates effective policy on small business development, and identifies measurable, interim milestones over the next twenty years, then I have to say that the great plan will fail on the basis that reality is again being replaced with political imperatives that make the appeal of the planning commission to the public to join forces "to make miracles” nothing more than hollow rhetoric we have come so used to hearing. And the exponential rule waits for no one.


          

The crucial importance of the mining industry

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Most commentaries on the status of the mining industry in South Africa refer to the decline in our rankings within the international comparisons. Mining is essentially the industry that developed the SA economy and which spawned the support industries that provided the equipment and services.

Our unique Government Certificate of Competency evolved from the early 1900s to develop safer working conditions and improved skills for the activities of the mining industry. A recent international survey ranked SA at the top of the list for the value of minerals in the ground at the awesome figure of R2,5 trillion, well ahead of Russia in second place. With such credentials we have, however, declined in our competitiveness as growth markets have increased the demand for resources. We effectively lost out on participating in the last resources boom that witnessed countries such as Australia, Canada, many in Africa north of us and many in South America actively rise in the provider stakes. Various reasons are debated for this, but the most frequently identified are poor and slow policy making, the references to nationalization, the reduction in our capacity for research and development and the accompanied loss of experienced skills. In more recent times, the sudden increase in energy costs and industrial strike action have added to the reversal in our competitiveness.

In September the next Electra Mining exhibition will be held which is one of the largest of its type internationally, and which from all accounts, will be well supported. In particular the action in Africa north of us is significant and we have seen many of our project management, design and construction skills moving to manage these northern projects. Some of our EPCM companies have such projects that make up the bulk of their order book. Further afield, estimates put the human resources running the Australian mining industry to be over 50% of South African origin.

With the slump in the platinum price which has placed a number of mines on a caretaker basis or a scramble to try and manage with fewer contracted resources, can the stakeholders, being investors, government, and the mining industry address the skills issues that are even in the present circumstances in short supply? Most of those with whom I interact express the fear about what are we going to do when the lights really come on again - once the European and American recessionary conditions change and the world demand for minerals resumes?

Reports on the diminished R&D capacity and skills in the research establishments, that in the 80s and early 90s were world leaders in mining research and development, are of great concern as the ability to innovate disappears. Clearly mining activity also depends on reliable infrastructure and good logistics which are not well positioned either at present.

In the vein of " ‘n boer maak a plan” in which South Africans have shown an adept ability, can we tackle this huge challenge and get our competitiveness on the rise? It cannot be beyond our ability and willingness to do some serious mining skills development together with that needed across the whole engineering domain. It is time we saw some next steps in the action territory after the publication of the diagnostic report of the National Planning Commission. It could be in danger of becoming another book shelf study.

We really need to curtail our incessant, negative outlook on this state of affairs and try to get collective, positive group action to turn our mining status around. However, from where will this be triggered and what will catalyze the process?

Perhaps the Electra Mining event could energise some reality here. The SAIMechE is to facilitate the first of its Soap Box sessions which will be interesting to watch. Let’s hope the speakers will be able to address some of these issues and spawn some industry enthusiasm to make things happen. One can safely say that the survival of South Africa depends on it.



          

Is the modern economy a giant pyramid scheme?

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Think about it. As a taxpayer and voter, you are promised by politicians that if you vote for them they will provide you with all sorts of benefits in exchange for your vote. You earn money in your job and pay tax to the government so that it has funds to provide you with the promised benefits: education for your children, health services, and infrastructure in the form of roads, municipal services, police services, judiciary, economic and fiscal responsibility to name some of them. The mix depends on the policies of each government. In SA you may only get the party’s tee shirt.

Let’s take a look at our own situation in SA. We have what the population has been assured is the best constitution money can buy. If you look carefully you realise that in fact you cannot be assured that the person you vote for will represent you because the political party will decide who to appoint to that role. But let’s not get into politics; we have enough hot air on that topic to cause climate change. What we do witness is that the persons appointed to government at the top are very well paid and appear to earn a lot more than the delivery for which they are responsible. The rules set up by the government whether by statute or by practice enable this to happen. They could be said to be taking money from the down-line without providing the appropriate product in return. How does this differ from the structures of a pyramid scheme? There is no observable exchange of value.

Let’s rather look at what happens to a lot of the money that feeds upwards to the top both via taxes as well as the flow of money to the providers of many near monopolistic trade structures. It seems fairly well documented globally that the rich are getting richer while the poor are getting poorer. This is happening whether one is in a typically western capitalistic economy or a socialist economy as we can observe in both the USA and Europe. Think of the outcome of the credit crisis: many top bankers and investors made huge and obscene amounts of money via a system they developed to get the money out of the general population. The overwhelming common factor behind all these processes is that money is flowing up to the top without the commensurate product or service flowing back down accompanied by broken assurances that all will benefit from the process. Does the tendency for economies to exhibit this shifting of the wealth upwards then correlate to the emergence of large monopolistic businesses and over-indulgent government, and to the impact of the lack of bank credit to the small business and individual that were, and are, so affected by the credit crisis? It is otherwise commonly called greed.

It is interesting to note that in Australia that most of the millionaires are from the small, entrepreneurial business sector and that the impact of the credit crisis was minimal on that country. The chances of the big banks, financial institutions and businesses taking risks with others’ money was clearly lower. Is this a lesson to SA and the world at large to enable small business to thrive?

If the poor continue to get poorer then there must at some stage be a situation where the inevitable happens: the pyramid scheme collapses, and many irate investors (read taxpayers and consumers) get active to ban the scheme.

Where would engineering as a role fit into this? I do believe that in any engineering transaction which has an objective to create the built environment, the exchange of money for product is probably pretty reasonable. The product is evident, well defined, built to proven specifications by persons who are qualified and usually sufficiently experienced to do it right. When however I see evidence that the lawyers are likely to make more out of the renewable energy contracts than many of the Engineers involved, I wonder if that is contributing to the award of wealth without commensurate productivity. No names are mentioned in order to protect the guilty.


          

The National Planning Commission report: dream or nightmare?

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Admirable and ambitious goals are always regarded as an essential component of any programme. Those recently published by the NPC can hardly be seen as anything but ultra ambitious. Populated with the usual visionary statements we have become used to imbibing at every political packaged speech and woven together in innuendo and an overdose of clear naivety as to what it takes to deliver results, it leaves one experiencing the after- effects of a fairy tale storyline.

We would all like to believe that we will achieve the developed country status that is outlined by 2030, reduce unemployment by 11 million and have education and service delivery at levels expected of a developed nation. The big concern on virtually every reader’s mind however is how on earth is the country going to get all this done, with not only an abysmal record at delivering anything (except the fated world cup stadiums), but so many of the necessary conditions to be able to action the many projects are just not in place and are unlikely to be so for a long time, if ever.  Reference to the world cup stadiums as an example of our excellence must be tempered with the fact that the whole programme cost the country an absolute fortune and was largely supported by a good deal of foreign input that would bankrupt SA if we were to address the infrastructure needs in the same way. The next big concern is that the government has only just begun to display a realization by generating the NPC that much has gone wrong over many years, where it seems inconceivable that it could not see the writing on the wall earlier: the collapse of education at grass roots level, replacement of skilled administrators and engineering resources with political cadres whom they will struggle to now remove and rampant corruption and stealing of the public purse being exposed daily. We have had the closing of the teachers and nursing colleges and cessation of time proven apprenticeship training and the perpetual decline of health and judicial services. If we add all this up, are we at all surprised that we have such diminished capacity problems? 

The NPC report makes no reference to an international study that shows that a country that has a taxpayer base of less than 25% of the population is doomed not to emerge beyond undeveloped status and probably inevitably regresses. Worse still is that our 10% taxpayer group is actually shrinking. This must be the most scary metric of the lot.

We had better all be eternal optimists to think the big plan will do more than lurch ahead slowly. The engineering fraternity has been asked to comment on the NPC and the overall and somewhat obvious verdict so far is that unless some serious investment is made in training of graduate engineering resources in a dramatically improved, supervised and mentored system, there is simply no hope of having any impact on the huge skills need of the country to effectively replace the aging, retired and emigrated engineering resources. It is a no-brainer actually, but efforts to make a difference here can be expected to meet with the usual limited cognitive capacity of the authorities able to join the dots.  Just imagine what the profession could do with a tiny fraction of the immense waste and theft that passes as government, provincial and municipal service spend. 

The measure of the real intent of the NPC will be just how many of these necessary basic activities are implemented for the plan to have any observable movement. We have yet to see any modicum of how it is to be done. It will be interesting to observe if the government believes in the comments from the profession.

The basic groundwork for the escalation of graduate training is being fast tracked by willing and keen members of ECSA and the Voluntary Engineering Associations. Finding sufficient funding just to construct the curriculum details is another challenge and without that, the process will be still-born. We envisage that the outcome of this effort will have a massive impact on driving both the candidates and the employers to join the envisaged training party. The NPC cannot afford to mess this one up by ignoring such obvious advice.

          

That was the year that was

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An interesting year, that puts it mildly. How else would one describe a year where the global economy has the sign of regressing into a second recessionary phase, the USA and Europe playing dangerously close to debt collapse, the Arabian spring syndrome spreading globally, the biggest earthquake created Tsunami in our history with its subsequent nuclear event, an observable widening of the wealth gap both in SA and internationally, and our own political scenario showing quite clearly government capacity to do anything constructive is deteriorating further.

Locally, from the perspective of engineering resources, a somewhat dichotomous situation exists. The scenario would be quite impossible to have envisaged let alone planned. Following what appears to be a world-wide trend, infrastructure in SA has been neglected, used and not maintained to the point where much of it must be in need of full replacement. A lot of the manufacturing industry is talking of reaching a point where SA appears to be de-industrialising, Eskom’s six packs under construction get later each month, and there is a "shortage” of skilled and experienced engineering resources. The use of the word shortage needs to be qualified as there are many retired or retrenched resources that are fully able to deliver but are overlooked for social or customary reasons of age. Adequate training up of new resources is dismal. The well used metric of Engineers per million head of population must make some sense as we are in the lowest league here and I guess it is both confirmed and its impact evident in the abysmal lack of technical resources in government, provincial and municipal structures. If one is envisaging a turnaround in infrastructure status, then where are the resources to achieve this going to come from? Who is going to be acting in the role of the Owner’s Team for major infrastructure projects?


PPS recently published a finding that some 600 professionals were leaving SA a month, many of these engineering resources essential to build our own environment. Included in these are mining and project management skills that are leaving our commodities industry to boost those in Australia, Canada and South America in particular. With an estimated R2,5 trillion of mining wealth buried in our SA earth awaiting recovery and even beneficiation, this loss is almost self inflicted damage. If government does not sort out the noise on the nationalization issue, more losses will occur through the realization that it will seriously deplete the mining industry and expand unemployment.

We are producing many graduate Engineers, Technologists and Technicians that are unable to usefully progress into positions where they are trained and mentored to become competent and productive resources. Unless the recent strategic advisory and action committees being developed by ECSA together with the Voluntary Engineering Associations are able to progress rapidly to a point of active execution, the situation will simply deteriorate further. This requires the essential and proper use of the skills development levies paid to the national skills fund that have accumulated and not been used through sheer bureaucratic lack of vision and mismanagement. Herein lies the opportunity for many retired or semi-retired engineering resources to participate on a paid basis as mentors in properly managed, competency-based outcomes training and development programmes.

Engineering resources remuneration levels are rising. Supply and demand is driving this as particular positions become seriously underprovided with candidate options. How should a business that requires the right people in the right place at the right time go about recruiting resources? When supply is erratic or constrained, then focus on the constraint and subordinate other activities to it. Find the buffers to protect the constraint from starvation or blockage. A supply buffer will be the provider who has access to the best database and network of resources and who can filter out the signal from the noise of the conventional practice of multiple inappropriate CVs from multiple providers all drawing from the same pool. Change HR’s customary structures. Engineering business should look hard at their people procurement practices.


          

Why engineering must always survive

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One does not have to be a rocket scientist to gather that the world is in trouble of a type not experienced by any previous generation, but I guess that goes for most types of threats that have engulfed society since the dawn of civilization. It is unlikely that we can go back into history to look for solutions other than to believe that certain fundamentals must prevail. One of them must essentially be an application of the laws of preservation of energy where we cannot take out more than we put into a closed system. Pretty basic stuff when associated with thermodynamics and physics lessons, but seemingly quite another matter when it comes to the behavior of society.

The perverse antics of the investment banking community and those that believed in the ever growing value of assets that had no energy (value) actually added to them and the printing of dollars to bail out the losers, has left in its wake what must be no more than a painful correction to comply with the laws of energy. The dangers now posed by the dollar and the USA's debt pile are horrific. When the USA sneezes, then the rest of the world gets a bad cold. We can call this the macro threat to SA because international trade will be affected. Then we go to our local scene and try to evaluate if we can handle this pending debt tsunami only to find we have been playing some bad rule breaking games of our own. Our (new) political dispensation learnt little from the old regime and in fact seemed to find quite a bit attractive about it even if assigned different labels.

World-wide, nations have failed to invest in the appropriate level of infrastructure to keep up with the burgeoning population. It has used up service facilities, minimized maintenance, splurged on quick returns, ignored sustainability, deceived and lied to voters who seem to take a while to realise it. Locally, SA has probably come first in class for messing up education from the ground up (let's play OBE and close the teachers training colleges as well), disposed of its well developed intellectual capital (the best mining skills and artisan training in the world), replaced its ability to manage the infrastructure by providing comfortable salaried positions for its buddies (failed municipal service delivery), reducing food production (handing agricultural assets to those untrained to manage them) amongst others.

Who contributes to the adding of energy as distinct from taking it out? Politicians? Lawyers? Accountants? Social Scientists? Medics? Bureaucrats? Do these add energy or simply move it around and consume it?

If Engineers feel aggrieved at being unemployed then we can affix blame on the way society values creators. How many industries actually take training of engineering resources seriously, and how many managements and HR departments find more value in preserving the company from the liabilities of Engineers over 55 or 60 than in using them to be productive and mentor the younger Engineers? No, rather go out and find those that are employed by others. Steal from Peter to pay Paul. It's easier than training our own, because our neighbour steals them from us anyway. It is a zero sum game and when the tipping point comes, it is too late. There is then little or no critical level energy being added for the other professions to pilfer. To this is add the incompetence of the politicians who are playing expediency games. Currently, with the combination of economic policy, labour policy, employment equity policy, education policy, skills development policy, SA is reaching the point of de-industrialisation and has slipped to a dismal low ranking in the world's mining stakes.

China's faith in its ability to mould markets may derive from the fact that its leaders are mostly Engineers, trained to build from a plan. Eight of nine top party officials come from engineering backgrounds, and the practicality of their profession may help explain why they didn't buy into risky (and Western) financial innovation. These ruling Engineers preside over a system that is highly process oriented and obsesses with performance metrics. In all this mess, what profession can best survive internationally? If someone can identify one other than engineering, then please do.


          

The Patel Puzzle (Jan 2011)

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"Government is targeting the training of at least 30,000 additional engineers by 2014” was announced by Economic Development Minister Patel last month. One has to "interpret” the meaning of this as it conveys many possible options. It also pre-supposes that required national projects will be activated (R800 billion in infrastructure in 3 years?) as the current project load is dismal.

  1. The Minister wants 30,000 more graduates on the market in 3 years time.

Since engineering is at least a 4 year course, then somehow he is "arranging” to have 30,000 more 2nd year students enter the tertiary system in 2011, or find 30,000 additional pass-capable students in the current streams. Since graduates are not useful Engineers until they have completed the 3 year EIT period, does he mean Engineers or graduates? Pass to next option.

  1. The Minister wants 30,000 new entrants to the first year of the engineering course.

He should drop in on Blade Nzimande and place an order for 30,000 extra maths and science higher level school leavers without delay. Then check the capacity of the secondary school teachers and tertiary institutions to accommodate this. If impossible, pass to next option.

  1. The Minister wants 30,000 employable Engineers to enter the labour market.

The Minister together with the cabinet and ANC policy makers must scrap affirmative action, employers wake up to the fact that 60 plus year olds are as good as Engineers as you can get (which would also mean scrapping the useless HR departments staffed with 20 plus year old non-technical somethings) and putting the retrenched and early retired Engineers back into the system to both run jobs and mentor the new graduates in structured EIT programmes to achieve the training. Possible, but improbable. Pass to next option.

  1. The Minister recognises that most of the 30,000 should be employed by government, parastatal and provincial sectors to enable these bodies to be able to deliver projects to the citizens of SA. Capacity at state "owner's team” level is so low that it is virtually dysfunctional. Ask SAICE, CESA and SAFCEC.

But this means cadres have to be removed, and if any of these are good at anything at all, they should be employed as road repair gangs, and using the chain-gang system would be appropriate as they are guilty of wasting taxpayers' money, doing nothing for service delivery, and failing to execute the required operations and maintenance of the country's assets while occupying cushy salaried positions that only qualified engineering resources should have had. However, this is clearly not seen as necessary by ANC politicians (until service delivery protests, riots and citizen management reach nationwide crisis levels). Pass onto next option.

  1. The Minister is not certain where the training should happen but believes there is a need.

That at least would be a realistic option. One would think that he has observed that the supply of Engineers takes place along a long-term and well established supply chain. It starts at the age of about 6 when the prospective Engineer has the inclination, interest and role models to guide him or her into it as a career move. It is probably in the genes of those that adopt the profession successfully. Making up numbers with feedstock that has no inherent, natural inclination and desire to be an Engineer just wastes the supply chains' resources.

  1. The Minister's intentions are well meant and he intends to consult with the engineering profession in order to address the real issues.

The Minister may wish to identify the real shortages and remove the pointless political policies (BBBEE for one in its present form) where points for skills development count less than having a figurehead black director on the company letterhead. The NSF's unspent money can be directed via programmes managed by the Voluntary Engineering Associations to up-skill new engineering graduates, technologists and technicians. The need is agreed, but the action is lacking. At least the Minister has realised one thing: skills are in a major crisis, largely created by his own party's idealism and inability to educate or train for the required, competent national capacity. Industry must also wake up and get training instead of expecting the perfect resources to be eternally waiting for their call. Can the profession please be consulted on how to get this training done as it needs to be developed right through the supply chain?


          

Skills. Lost, missing in action (Nov/Dec 2010)

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So we now have a new pack of Ministers and Deputy Ministers and various other government appointments. At least that may signify an awareness that the performance and delivery have not been acceptable by those that have been removed en masse, but it alternatively may be another bout of jobs for the party favourites. It is a mystery how the selection process works. Is experience in the work area of the ministry one of the metrics for selection? Normally in the process of appointing new resources one would take account of qualifications, experience and a degree of environmental and psychometric fit to the position. Would it be too much to request the President to publish the CVs of the new appointments as well as the performance criteria that will be applied? The last two Ministers of Water Affairs extolled their assurance that all was under control in the water world in SA. Either the public are victims of intentional anti-government sentiment by the media and other exposure platforms about the condition of our water resources, or the Ministers were seriously out of touch with reality. The reader is left to decide on this. I trust the current Minister of Energy is still confident that 10,000GWh per annum of installed renewable energy capacity is achievable by 2013.

In SA right now a most serious problem is a steady decline in the skills across the board and it is not fixed by suddenly declaring OBE to have been a dismal failure. That is certainly a major factor but added to this root cause of the deterioration of maths and science standards at primary and secondary level is the continued loss of useful skills across the full spectrum. In this mix are the skills to set policy and implement strategy (ministers included). A further recent discovery is the parlous state of SA's intellectual property laws. We used to be at the forefront of the modern requirements for addressing and modifying these laws with rapidly changing technology. An observation recently compared the deterioration here with that of our secondary roads. Neglect of maintenance until potholes develop and the journey then becomes unpleasant and in fact dangerous. The reason? Not difficult to find. All the skills and expertise that existed and should be utilized to keep ahead of the game were replaced with politically correct appointments. Replicate this across so many activities and it explains the slide to mediocrity and lack of effective action in so many areas.

Recently someone asked me, why do we want to train up lots of engineering resources into the economy? After all, if supply and demand are to drive the dynamic, then if we as engineering resources want to earn more - our "better life for us” so to speak - then let's keep the numbers down. Why create our own oversupply? My own answer to that is when the industry's growth and the infrastructure's support needs are threatened then I guess we all fall down together. There is a balance and if we do not develop our own resources we will finish up having to import them at astronomical cost. Study the demands of foreign skills in Rand terms especially those that have optimized the benefits of being internationally mobile. You may want to find out what the expats working on many of Eskom's projects are costing SA. Watch and learn, they say. And out there as I mentioned in my last note, we have many early retired SA Engineers, Technologists and Technicians who would be quite capable of using their past experience on power projects and who are being overlooked. The mind boggles.

In our dilemma of creating jobs in the economy without the right human capital, financial capital, while necessary, is not sufficient. Our political manipulation of the skills base leaves us with structural reasons for the increasing consumption over production. Consumption grew at double the rate of production between 1994 and 2008. It now takes 36% fewer workers to produce the same level of output we had in 1960. More automation following world trends, ably assisted here by SA's inflexible labour laws, BEE, poor training and little mentorship. Unskilled unemployment must inevitably go on rising and I believe it will be greater in 2014 than half the present numbers as forecast by government.

It's an intellectual world, the world of the Engineer. There is certainly room for many more of us and we may be the essential catalyst to help reduce this horrific unemployment.


          

The Energy Conundrum (Sep 2010)

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 Electrical energy is the lifeblood of any country's economy and living standard, and the degree of development must inevitably be linked in direct proportion to its supply and consumption. With the pressure now growing to minimize the green gas effects of fossil based power generation, the move to renewables is gathering momentum. Added to this is the on-going dispute over nuclear power generation that is the only other form of large base-load technology with the exception of hydro power that is itself limited by the availability of sufficient water capacity.

While the battle between the reductions in fossil based power and nuclear continues with the usual largely misinformed input by the anti-nuclear protagonists, renewable energy is receiving a lot of attention in the forms of wind, solar, photovoltaic, biogas, wave and hydrogen. In SA, overlaying the issue is the impact of the large increases in the cost of traditional fossil based power created by the lack of vision and unbelievable naïveté displayed by the government in the years following the era in which we had surplus capacity in our fossil stations. Completely beyond comprehension was the belief by government that the independent power producers would suddenly emerge and be prepared to provide power at below cost, and certainly at tariffs that at the time meant a negative return on investment.

When the reality of the situation finally hit home through the load shedding debacle, we were then faced with the challenge of returning to the large "six pack” stations that were the norm for Eskom and which now had to be resurrected hurriedly, the costs of which now meant massive annual tariff hikes that will be substantial for the next five years.

The option of additional nuclear plants such as Koeberg seemed to feature in a sort of Nero-fiddling playback, and then we decided we had to dump the PBMR after spending enormous development costs and creating what must be substantial intellectual property that will, in the true form of these things, never re-emerge other than with competitors who will attract our brainpower.

The next amazing feature of this now manic-level response to the power challenge appears to be another illusion of adequacy in assuming we know how to plan ahead with renewables. One such illusion is the "plan” to have 10,000 GWh per annum of renewable capacity installed and available by 2013. This statement is reported in Engineering News on 23 August 2010. "Energy Minister Dipuo Peters was confident that South Africa would reach the target of producing 10 000 GWh of renewable energy by 2013, as set out in the renewable energy white paper of 2003. The target was said to represent about 4% of South Africa's total generation capacity”.

Given the 28 months left until the start of 2013 by which time the capacity must be installed, commissioned and connected to the grid which would have to be upgraded to accept intermittent input from diverse locations, then being very optimistic and providing 16 months to set strategy, identify parties, get licenses, do the EIAs, design, procure and deliver to a prepared site, then we would have 12 months to erect 1425 x 2MW turbines based on a load factor of 20% to compensate for the varied wind blanket. This factor is the maximum the Americans and Europeans have found possible from wind power. On this basis then we would need to install and commission 1,6 x 2MW turbines every day of the year including weekends and public holidays.

Whilst I believe in ambitious targets, this just makes one wonder who is advising the Minister and just how easily it is to influence non-technical people with illusory numbers. It took the Danes, the most advanced wind power nation in the world, over 30 years to install less than 7000 GWh in their well wind provided environment and with a grid that had been developed to accept the vagaries of renewable supply.

One does wonder who is planning South Africa's future infrastructure and how many engineering knowledge sources are being consulted or charged with developing such plans. Not once have the powers-that-be approached the SAIMechE to provide input to any engineering based plans.

The uninformed, as Lang said, seem to adopt statistics like a drunk man uses a lamp post, mainly for support rather than illumination.


          

Our World after the World Cup (Aug 2010)

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My greatest hope is that the evident, positive and extraordinary atmosphere, energy charge and positive outlook that have emerged as a result of the way we staged the World Cup will serve to enable us to believe in ourselves and our abilities to reach the best standards for SA. Every citizen, and in our case, every engineering resource, has the opportunity and an obligation do something to get a new show on the road. We simply must not fall into a state of post-party hangover or depression, or back to business as usual.

I am personally tired of observing and commenting on so much of our past failures in this leader column. How many of them are actually easily enabled to be turned around and developed for the benefit of SA citizens? If we can project manage the WC with all its first-time challenges, why can't we get the relatively straight forward function of municipal service delivery right? The root cause is clear. Get rid of lousy, incompetent, unqualified, corrupt management; fire the officials who seem incapable of delivering, and are misusing funds. No more paid suspension and jobs for pals. But let's do it. Time to get private power producers going. Time to get the Acts amended that mess our potential to exploit our minerals. Time to get effective engineering training going. Get measures agreed to radically reduce the massive unemployment level. We will go bankrupt at the rate we pay more receivers of social benefits than have jobs. Reducing unemployment is our biggest challenge. Here is a thought, though. It comes from a recent SAIEE Presidential address.

"If one is looking for modern examples of the good old fashioned engineering approach to economic development, one needs to look to the East. When President Hu of China appointed his first cabinet in 2002, every one of them was an Engineer. Perhaps this in part explains China's ongoing extraordinary economic growth and industrialization”.

So, Members, how shall we go for the world cup in transforming a system that has been taking us for a ride for too long? A very positive development has just been announced and which exemplifies the ability of a lot of adversarial parties to get together and formulate a new deal all with a common goal. This is the recent mining commitment plan which followed the Citibank International report that SA sits on the most valuable mineral wealth in the world by far, streaks ahead of Russia and Australia in second and third places. We have R18 Trillion in an un-mined prize waiting for initiative, co-operation, funding, innovation, supporting infrastructure, skills development, employment and all the other benefits of a good, long term plan. Even Malema should be excited. It noticeably seems however to have eluded the government's own planning commission, but we all know how evident that has been.

Power and energy. Big plans now in hand for private power generation, and additionally an exciting development in advanced waste coal carbon combustion technology with almost no carbon footprint. Unless co-generation gets going, then any major mining and industrial initiatives will not have the power due to Eskom's limitations.

Can we catalyse the World Cup energy into ongoing action? It is up to everyone to make it happen. Tourism just has to escalate, which means major options for the service industry. I heard countless comments from foreign visitors at Cape Town's V& A waterfront at the semi-final on a beautiful evening that it must be the best all-round place for a World Cup.

The new SAIMechE website has the functions to enable interaction and debate. Can this connectivity and our a new feeling of optimism improve our collective advance into getting Engineers into the main arena? Sceptics, step aside. Let the game begin.


          

Infrastructural Entropy (Jun 2010)

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I guess it would be futile to try and educate politicians about the concept of entropy because it is a scientific and engineering term that would immediately send them off on their next overseas trip to rather pursue some pointless and costly party interest. How else does one get the message across to them that unless they put some energy into the closed system called the county's infrastructure consisting of engineered assets, constructed facilities and orderly management, then the system will continue to lose any contained energy until it reaches equilibrium with nature's random "chaos”?

A disturbing recent commentary from the civil engineering profession contains a number of serious issues that illustrate the growing loss of skills and institutional energy from the infrastructure. Consider some of these:

SAFCEC (The SA Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors) says a large number of contract awards are being postponed by all tiers of government, while technical expertise is also lacking at government level to make the necessary decisions on project scopes and the awarding of tenders.

It is not that government does not have the money – it is that they are not spending it.

Overall, the tender adjudication postponement rate for the government sector on the whole, across all tiers, increased from 10% in the fourth quarter of 2008 to 23,2% in the fourth quarter of 2009.

Where it should take around three months to award a tender, it can now take up to a frustrating six months, which means skills and capacity in the industry lie dormant.

This is not about government not having the money – it is about not having the capacity to make decisions.

A recent report on municipalities says the combination of poor payment and higher levels of postponement suggest either a funding or management issue, both implying capacity constraints. Evidence of this is the latest municipal financial report, ending December 2009, which shows a debtor analysis in excess of 70% at 90 days or more, across all municipal departments.

One infrastructure agency had access to R27-billion in credit, but used only R300-million.

Institutional decay is fast becoming a massive drag on delivery.

SAFCEC adds that there is too much political involvement in decisions that should be driven by business principles, especially at local municipalities and parastatals. Corruption in the awarding of tenders is also a cause of concern. In fact it is rampant.

We know that the civil engineering profession tends to be a leading indicator of the project spend pattern. How will this impact on the mechanical and electrical professions? When local skills capacity lies dormant it will seek work outside the country, and coupled with the general skills shortage across most sectors, even in the unlikely event that the politicians do understand the second law of thermodynamics, then they will find that the source of providing the required energy has left home. The Local Government SETA's own scare skills list shows "absolute scarcity” ranking in all disciplines of engineering. Yet when one develops a programme to assist in the relief of this skills need, bureaucracy, politics, finger trouble and plain stupidity reign supreme.

I would to know if the Planning Commission which has taken so long to get its own planning act together, if at all is actually aware of the impact of a declining infrastructure and what they plan to recommend. The evidence now becoming common knowledge is the number of municipalities where the residents are forming their own bodies to run the local authorities' affairs, and it now indicates the response to the growing service delivery protests as political spin achieves no solution. As institutional memory and capacity decline, the citizens will take over to maintain any sense of stability and control. This is a vital trend raised in the Dinokeng scenarios. The ANC may just realise in due course that this is not good for voter support, and entropy cannot be reversed by denial and inactivity.

In the end, engineering skills will be the essential midwife to help with the birth of a new dispensation for the reversal of the energy loss. It is really that which creates the built environment.


          

Game & Fish commissioners work to address generational changes, infrastructure challenges

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The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission is an independent state agency that oversees the protection, conservation and preservation of various species of fish and wildlife in Arkansas. The agency generates...

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Principal 2e Et 1re Classe 2015 Examens Specialites I Batiments Genie Civil Reseaux Voirie Et Infrastructures Amenagement Urbain Et Developpement

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Maintenance Technician – Pensacola, FL

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FL-Pensacola, About us Ferrovial Services North America is a leading company providing Oil & Gas and Infrastructure solutions across the United States and Canada. Its portfolio includes 35 outstanding contracts, such as Port Miami Tunnel and maintenance of the Chevron refineries in California. With more than 1,500 employees and a presence in 14 states, Ferrovial Services North America, generates true value and
          

Pure Storage Receives the Highest Scores in Gartner’s 2019 Critical Capabilities for Solid-State Arrays’ Use Case –  Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

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The world of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) has changed dramatically over the past decade. Early VDI deployments were costly and typically had a difficult time providing consistent performance experience for end-users. Luckily throughout this time, there have been tremendous improvements made to hypervisors, networking, load balancers, security, and most notably storage providers. In 2012, Pure […]

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A Molecular Logic of Sensory Coding Revealed by Optical Tagging of Physiologically-Defined Neuronal Types

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Neural circuit analysis relies on having molecular markers for specific cell types. However, for a cell type identified only by its circuit function, the process of identifying markers remains a laborious task. Here, we report an approach called photoactivated intersectional physiology sequencing (PIPseq), a technique for tagging cells based on their functional properties and then harvesting them for RNA sequencing. To achieve this, we exploited two coexpressed fluorescent proteins, GCaMP and photoactivatable mCherry (PAmCherry): GCaMP permitted recording neuronal activity by large-scale calcium imaging, and PAmCherry enabled labeling selected neurons by two-photon photoactivation (PA). We also developed infrastructure for accurate and sensitive real-time physiological subtyping, quantitative expression profiling, and efficient methods for post-hoc validation. We leveraged PIPseq to the challenge of mapping receptor-ligand pairings among vomeronasal sensory neurons (VSNs). Among 20 functional cell types revealed by exhaustive light sheet calcium imaging, PIPseq was capable of selecting even rare functional types (∼0.2%) and enriching them by nearly one hundred-fold. It also demonstrated that, just like rare functional types, prevalent types were composed of a single receptor types. Together with in-vivo ectopic expression of vomeronasal receptors, PIPseq identified the complete combinatorial molecular code for a specific set of ligands, and revealed that the primary sequence of a vomeronasal receptor was an unexpectedly strong predictor of functional similarity. As a preliminary further application of PIPseq, we considered the mechanism of sexually-dimorphic neuronal responses in the vomeronasal sensory population. From light sheet calcium imaging, a particular functional cell type was observed only in male mice, but not in female mice. This cell type was strongly responsive to female specific ligands. PIPseq enabled the identification of a vomeronasal receptor gene expressed in this cell type. Interestingly, the expression level of the vomeronasal receptor gene was indifferent between male and female, indicating that the functional dimorphism depends on factors other than total gene expression. To summarize, PIPseq is an efficient and exhaustive approach to discovering the expression profile of cells responsible for particular circuit functions. Using this approach, we shed light on molecular logic of vomeronasal chemosensation and sexually-dimorphic sensory responses.


          

In Praise of the Peaks: Science, Art, and Nature in Kojima Usui’s Mountain Literature

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During the Meiji period (1868–1912), a newly constituted Japanese nation sought equal standing among the global powers it encountered with increasing frequency, by updating and modernizing in various fields of knowledge and cultural production. Science and technology were adopted and adapted from the nations of the West in order to bolster the economy, improve infrastructure, and ensure the health and well-being of the Japanese people. Meanwhile, literature and the arts were refashioned to make them more suitable for dealing with modernization, urbanization, empirical and rational thinking, and a regard for individual autonomy and subjectivity. Meiji Japan witnessed numerous innovations, which not only altered the daily lives of Japanese people, but fundamentally transformed the way Japanese saw and experienced their world. In this dissertation, I analyze the critical and travel writing of mountain climber and writer Kojima Usui 小島烏水 (1874–1948). I position Usui’s efforts to refashion the genre of travel writing (kikōbun 紀行文), and establish a Japanese genre of mountain writing (sangaku bungaku 山岳文学), within the larger movement to modernize literature during the Meiji period. Usui’s unique approach to the subject of literary genre, and the literary establishment’s reaction to his writing, provide a fresh perspective on the values and hierarchies that informed the Meiji literary world. In his writings, Usui also engaged extensively with notions of scientific knowledge and the visual depiction of nature in painting. His incorporation of these concerns into his literature and criticism—especially the ramifications of the subjectivity/objectivity binary—makes an analysis of Usui’s writing relevant to broader questions regarding the role that science and art played in the consolidation of individual subjectivity and the objectification of nature and landscape. Kojima Usui epitomizes the Meiji project of modernization, through his efforts to update outmoded literary genres and fundamentally rethink the way Japanese interact with their natural environment. His work simultaneously reflects the nativist pushback against wholesale Westernization by calling on his fellow citizens to better appreciate and understand the mountains at the very heart of the Japanese landscape and the nation’s identity.


          

Mike Driscoll: PyDev of the Week: Joannah Nanjekye

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This week we welcome Joannah Nanjekye (@Captain_Joannah) as our PyDev of the Week! Joannah is a core developer of the Python programming language. She is also the author of Python 2 and 3 Compatibility. You can find out more about Joannah on here website. Let’s take a few moments to get to know her better!

Can you tell us a little about yourself (hobbies, education, etc):

I am Joannah Nanjekye, I live in Canada, Fredericton but I am originally from Uganda in East Africa. I am a CS grad and doing research related to Python in one of the Python IBM labs at UNB. I went to University in Uganda and Kenya where I studied Software Engineering at Makerere University and Aeronautical Engineering at Kenya Aeronautical College respectively. I am also the Author of Python 2 and 3 compatibility, a book published by Apress. I do not have any serious hobbies but I love flying aircraft. Very expensive hobby heh!!

Why did you start using Python?

I started to use Python because I had to in my first programming class in 2009. Like any CS class Python is simple but some professor decided to make the class so hard. After failing a few assignments in the course, I managed to read my first programming book cover to cover which was a Python book– how to think like a computer scientist and managed to pass my final exams. Nevertheless, my real significant use of Python was in 2012 where I worked on a Django project. I continue to use Python because of its simplicity that allows me to focus on solving the problem at hand.

What other programming languages do you know and which is your favorite?

I have good command and proficiency in Golang, Ruby and C. I would say my favourite would be C because I write more C code in general.

What projects are you working on now?

I full time work on a project related to Python the language itself and may be one of its alternate implementations that I can not go into detail because of some NDA restrictions. I am currently working on aspects related to garbage collection. I also give my time to Cpython and other open source projects.

Which Python libraries are your favorite (core or 3rd party)?

I think currently am very interested and curious in how subinterpreters in Cpython will evolve and solve some current shortcomings we have in the language.

What portion of code do you take care of in Python as a core developer?

I would not say take care of because am not assigned to these areas as an expert. I plan to look more at subinterpreters and garbage collection as far as Cpython is concerned. During the recent core developer sprints, I was able to get some good mileage on the high level subinterpreters module implementation which is PEP 554 with Eric Snow’s guidance. In the same sprint, I talked to Pablo Salgado about GC and what areas of improvement we can look at. I just pray for bandwidth and good health to be able to help.

Do you have any advice for other aspiring core developers?

Cpython needs help from everyone individuals and companies otherwise, we will be building on top of a crumbling infrastructure. The process of becoming a core developer is a very transparent one for Cpython. For anyone interested, join the discussion on different aspects of the project of your interest
and contribute in any way. There are many areas where your skills can benefit Python.

Thanks for doing the interview, Joannah!

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Questions About You Must Know the Answers To

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Guidelines for Choosing a Professional Recruiter

Have you started a transportation and infrastructure company, and you are looking for competent workers? Well, why not seek assistance from a professional recruiter? Assigning the recruitment task to these specialists will increase your likelihood of getting qualified workers. Many recruitment firms have come up. It is needless to say that not all firms are the same. Some firms deliver quality services, while others do not. Your recruiter will play an imperative role in influencing your company’s productivity. You must, therefore, be very particular about the recruitment adviser you hire. This write-up will share helpful insights that will go a long way in enabling you to select a professional recruiter that will add value to your company.

Many things go into choosing candidates. Just because a job seeker has an impressive resume doesn’t necessarily mean that they are qualified for a job. Aside from job seekers’ qualifications, there are other important things that must be factored in. Some of them include their criminal records and personal attributes, like their communication and problem-solving skills. Find out the recruitment process your prospective recruiter implements. Do they choose candidates based solely on what is contained on their resumes, or do they perform intensive screening processes? Professional recruiters are those that screen candidates.

You stand to lose a lot of money if the vacant positions aren’t filled on time. Ask about the duration that a recruiter takes to complete their search successfully. On average, professional recruiters should not take more than three months. Don’t assign the recruitment task to any firm, which can’t guarantee to get the job done within this time-frame. You wouldn’t also want your recruiter to do the job shoddily. So, be wary of those who make unrealistic promises. For instance, avoid those who claim to have what it takes to complete the search within a week or less.

Some recruiters are only after money and careless about satisfying their clients’ expectations. These types of recruiters often work for many companies concurrently. Ethical recruiters that are after delivering quality services and meeting their customers’ needs should limit their searches so that they can accord proper attention to each search. A recruitment company shouldn’t, for instance, deal with more than ten searches concurrently, not unless they have a large pool of labor.

High employee turnover rates will hurt your business by reducing your profit margin and overall output. A good recruitment agency should not only help you to find qualified candidates. In addition to doing this, they should also see to it that the employees stick around. Choose a recruiter that has a track record of helping companies to hire workers that stick to the job for not less than two years. Also, select a recruitment firm that puts relevant strategies into place to ensure that their chosen candidates don’t resign a few days after placement. For example, choose recruiters who hire candidates on a probation basis. This gives the candidates a chance to evaluate their …


          

World Tsunami Awareness Day 2 by Appsinvo

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Appsinvo posted a photo:

World Tsunami Awareness Day 2 by Appsinvo

World Tsunami Awareness Day will promote awareness on reducing disaster damage to critical infrastructure and the disruption of basic services. Raising awareness in Investing in resilient infrastructure, early warning systems, and education is critical to saving people and protecting their assets against tsunami risk in the future.
#Worldtsunamiday #worldtsunamiawarenessday #tsunamiawarenessday #tsunamiday #tsunami #Buildtolast #disasterriskreduction #05nov #2k19 #appsinvo


          

Regional Human Resources Business Partner

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ME-Portland, Overview / Responsibilities Wood Environment & Infrastructure Americas is seeking a Regional Human Resources Business Partner to serve as a strategic partner working closely with Regional Operations Manager and Office Managers providing Human Resources advice. This position will cover an employee population of approximately 500 employees in the Northeast US, including 6 main office locations and o
          

Kaseya Makes Senior Appointment to Support Rapid EMEA Growth

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New appointment of Ronan Kirby focuses on further expanding the business across the region and capitalising on recent momentum while driving customer success for existing partners London, UK – Nov. 6, 2019 — /BackupReview.info/ — Kaseya®, the leading provider of complete IT infrastructure management solutions for both external service providers (MSPs) and internal service providers [...] Related posts:
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  3. Datto Celebrates Outstanding EMEA Growth During DattoCon EMEA Partner Conference
  4. Druva Appoints New Managed Service Provider Partners To Support EMEA Market Growth
  5. Kaseya Surges in First Half of 2018 with Strong Growth and MSP Adoption

          

The Busby Babes

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This is the story about how Busby revolutionised a football club and arguably provided a template for Manchester United to grow into the most recognisable sports club in the world.


Post war Britain was a bleak landscape. Devastated by war, the country was in the process of rebuilding its infrastructure and institutions. One symbol of this period was the youthful and energetic Manchester United team being meticulously rebuilt by Matt Busby. Such was the freshness and optimism around this team, they became know as 'The Busby Babes'. However, their progress was dealt a tragic blow during the Munich Air Disaster on February 6th, 1958. The Busby Babes will forever be remembered for their outstanding footballing abilities and, sadly, the tragedy that halted the progress of one of the greatest teams in the post war period.



          

Senior Electrical Engineer | Wood

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San Antonio, Texas, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions’ is seeking a Senior Level Electrical Engineer candidate with design and analysis experience in facility and site infrastructure electrical and control sys
          

Project Scheduler | Wood

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Seattle, Washington, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is currently seeking a Senior Project Scheduler   to join our team in Washington.   Key Responsibilities :  Development of detailed baseline cost -
          

UPMin wants P12.1B additional budget for infra

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DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 Nov) – The University of the Philippines-Mindanao hopes to get an additional budget of P12.1 billion to be spread across five years starting next year to fund more infrastructure projects within its expansive 204-hectare campus in Tugbok District here. Dr. Larry N. Digal, university chancellor, said during the Wednesdays at […]
          

A.M. Best: Insurance Has an Imperative to Address AI and the “Art of the Possible”

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A.M. Best recently hosted a webinar on the Insurance AI Imperative, featuring expert speakers and sponsored by Cognizant. Host Jon Weber of A.M. Best framed the discussion as an opportunity for some insurers to get ahead of the pack, while others could fall behind. The panelists were Jennifer Herz and Mike Clifton of Cognizant, a multinational IT company. Mike Clifton kicked things off in response to a question from Weber regarding whether AI is more “sizzle than steak” by explaining that AI is a vast area of technology. “Being an early adopter fits depending on your business profile and business acumen,” he said. “If you look at the spectrum of AI, there’s people who think of AI as purely just the ability for a machine to make a decision.” However, according to Clifton, the excitement in the industry is coming from the maturity of the technology - machine models and deep learning. Ultimately, he said, modern insurers must “digitally pivot and AI should be part of that strategy.” For the timeline of a fully mature AI timeline, Clifton again emphasized that it depends on the company’s business model and efficiency. Herz added that, “it’s a moving target, what we think is fully mature today, likely 24 months from now is going to feel completely different,” but that deriving the most benefit from AI initiatives through a carrier's business priorities is the key. Weber then shifted the discussion to the “disruptions” that AI is due to create, other than competition from insurtechs and start-ups, which has been much reported on throughout the industry. For Clifton, it all comes down to the insurtechs providing focus. “They give us the ability to laser in on a particular set of problems, like claims or catastrophe management,” he said. “That helps because it makes the value of that interaction well-known. The disruption elements are still occurring from an insurance industry perspective in that you’re seeing a lot of the easier risk appetites of the products being looked at as very targeted spaces to automate and use AI.” Clifton cited warranty coverage and rental coverage as examples. With respect to AI trends within the insurance industry at large, Herz said that incorporating different technology skill sets (especially among millennial workers) is something she hears frequently from the companies she works with as talent leaves the industry and new talent enters. Further, she noted that there is an emphasis on “shoring up the data infrastructure of companies” so that they can integrate data analysis, third party data and, thus, AI technology. These efforts marry with the “evolution of the customer experience” so that as technological innovation continuously accelerates, so do the needs of the customer. This is what Cognizant refers to as the “art of the possible” in adding with AI to the entire value stream of insurance.           Making the case that a “wait and see” approach is insufficient, Herz said that it’s all about where you want to drive growth. “Most companies can’t invest everywhere and have to pick where are the places they can get the most value. It’s a matter of how do you test and learn quickly and then how do you scale so that you can continue to drive benefit as you move through the [AI] maturity curve,” she explained. At the conclusion of the webinar, Weber invited the panelists to voice their essential takeaways from the presentation. For Clifton, it was all about the core of machine learning and models in actuarial science transferring to the frontlines. “AI will be foundational to how we implement insurance in the future, especially property and casualty,” he said. Herz added to the point, saying that she wanted registrants to remember that “understanding where you are and what your business strategy is and how the AI ecosystem can enable that strategy” will help provide focus.   This A.M. Best webinar is available on demand here.   Image Credit: A.M. Best via Twitter  
          

Sr. Data Engineer | Parks, Experiences and Products

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Glendale, California, Basic Qualifications: Experience working with cloud as infrastructure (Google/AWS/Azure) or other cloud platform based on IaaS and PaaS Solutions 2+ years working with and demonstrating a solid
          

2019-78387 - IT Support Manager

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主要职能类别/行业 : 支持/信息系统&工艺
合同类型 : 无固定期限合同
职位描述 :
To deliver and manage the provision of IT Support (Help Desk & Proximity services) in conjunction with the IT workplace management center of services located in France. The area covers USA sites. The IT Support Manager: • Is responsible for the quality service level, in accordance with the expectations of the users and business. • Manages the IT Support staff, team workload allocation, organization & follow-up on the service activities and skills management. • Manages the run operations (Requests & Incidents; L1/L2/L3) and means of production • Contributes to the projects evaluation, and assigns the right resources to support the users • Ensures the frame of projects “transfer to operate” phases are done correctly • Manages the communication with IT Infrastructure Manager / Business Unit IT Managers / Support team/ Vendor and business in case of major event that impacts the service delivery • Oversee timely delivery of technical support service to clients, internal clients working for the same company or external clients. • Knowledge of the software or hardware systems • Identifies, proposes and conducts continuous improvement actions • Create Dashboards / reports on the activity to the service provided to SUSA IT Director • Provide support to the IT Director and Infrastructure Manager for budget definition and follow-up • Interacts with worldwide IT teams – EU, NA • Help desk managers may complete both technical support and supervisory duties o Technical support duties include answering telephones, communicating with clients, diagnosing hardware and software malfunctions, troubleshooting problems, replacing hardware and installing new software on clients' machines. o Supervisory duties may include determining personnel requirements, setting schedules and insuring that those under their direction have adequate resources to complete their jobs

• Relevant experience gained within a similar IT support environment • Excellent customer service and communication skills at all technical and management levels • Demonstrate evidence of managing, motivating and developing a technical support team coupled with delivering consistently high quality service and support • Strong multi-tasking and IT service skills • knowledge of ITIL • Ability to explain technical requirement, policies, standard and process to local business teams and management • Excellent problem solving skills and ability to work with all management levels • Advanced experience on windows-based software systems with a networking component Education: • Degree or associates in a computer-related field is required for help desk managers. - 3-5 years of relevant experience.
城市 : Irving
教育程度最低要求 : 大专文凭

          

Quality Assurance Lead | Wood

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Alpharetta, Georgia, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is seeking a Quality Assurance Lead (QAL) who will be responsible for the Quality Assurance Program implementation across a Wood E&IS Business Group. The
          

Senior Technical Product Manager - Chicopee

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Join Hired and find your dream job as a Senior Technical Product Manager at one of 10,000+ companies looking for candidates just like you.Companies on Hired apply to you, not the other way around. You&quot;�ll receive salary and compensation details upfront⁠ - before the interview - and be able to choose from a variety of industries you&quot;�re interested in, to find a job you&quot;�ll love in less than 2 weeks.A Senior Technical Product Manager (PM) has a strong technical background that is focused on the more technical aspects of the product; and works closely with the engineering team. With their technical acumen and deeper familiarity with the inner workings of the engineering organization, they are better able to properly assess whether engineering estimates are correct, review technical specifications, architecture and networking plans, and participate in security, scalability and infrastructure activities. This role may also be called upon when it comes to working with third parties, whether it&quot;�s evaluating APIs and capabilities, mapping out integration plans or evaluating different technology options. Senior Technical Product Managers are not writing code or creating networking diagrams.Join today because many of our companies are looking for Senior Technical Product Managers with the following types of experiences:ResponsibilitiesUncover and understand customer needs and translate them into requirements.Ability to work well with internal teams, including developers, engineers, architects, quality assurance and operations. Ensure requirements are fully understood and that implementation plans match expectations.Understand, research and follow technical trends in the industry and in general. Able to assess emerging products and companies to measure their potential value or threat to the company and its products.Make recommendations on which new technologies to invest in or leverage.Follow competitors and conduct capability analysis regularly.Provide internal and customer training on how to use the product.Answer incoming questions about the product and its capabilities.Assess and address technical risks.Understand and analyze data pipelines, algorithms and automated systems.Use database queries to analyze performance indicators, evaluate experiments, etc.Define success criteria for testing and product acceptance.Facilitate creation and maintenance of proper product documentation.Nice to HavesBachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering (or similar area of study).Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills for technical teams.2-5 years of relevant product-related experience.Experience with Oracle, SQL, NOSQL Java, Javascript, REST, EDI, SOAP, React, Agile and Scrum.Strong Object-Oriented Programming Skills. Good understanding of data structures and algorithms.Demonstrated experience executing significant cross-functional projects.Strong analytical skill set and a high degree of proficiency in data mining.Recent experience in a similar Technical Product Manager Job capacity.
          

Senior Technical Product Manager - Plymouth

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Join Hired and find your dream job as a Senior Technical Product Manager at one of 10,000+ companies looking for candidates just like you.Companies on Hired apply to you, not the other way around. You&quot;�ll receive salary and compensation details upfront⁠ - before the interview - and be able to choose from a variety of industries you&quot;�re interested in, to find a job you&quot;�ll love in less than 2 weeks.A Senior Technical Product Manager (PM) has a strong technical background that is focused on the more technical aspects of the product; and works closely with the engineering team. With their technical acumen and deeper familiarity with the inner workings of the engineering organization, they are better able to properly assess whether engineering estimates are correct, review technical specifications, architecture and networking plans, and participate in security, scalability and infrastructure activities. This role may also be called upon when it comes to working with third parties, whether it&quot;�s evaluating APIs and capabilities, mapping out integration plans or evaluating different technology options. Senior Technical Product Managers are not writing code or creating networking diagrams.Join today because many of our companies are looking for Senior Technical Product Managers with the following types of experiences:ResponsibilitiesUncover and understand customer needs and translate them into requirements.Ability to work well with internal teams, including developers, engineers, architects, quality assurance and operations. Ensure requirements are fully understood and that implementation plans match expectations.Understand, research and follow technical trends in the industry and in general. Able to assess emerging products and companies to measure their potential value or threat to the company and its products.Make recommendations on which new technologies to invest in or leverage.Follow competitors and conduct capability analysis regularly.Provide internal and customer training on how to use the product.Answer incoming questions about the product and its capabilities.Assess and address technical risks.Understand and analyze data pipelines, algorithms and automated systems.Use database queries to analyze performance indicators, evaluate experiments, etc.Define success criteria for testing and product acceptance.Facilitate creation and maintenance of proper product documentation.Nice to HavesBachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering (or similar area of study).Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills for technical teams.2-5 years of relevant product-related experience.Experience with Oracle, SQL, NOSQL Java, Javascript, REST, EDI, SOAP, React, Agile and Scrum.Strong Object-Oriented Programming Skills. Good understanding of data structures and algorithms.Demonstrated experience executing significant cross-functional projects.Strong analytical skill set and a high degree of proficiency in data mining.Recent experience in a similar Technical Product Manager Job capacity.
          

Senior Technical Product Manager - Peabody

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Join Hired and find your dream job as a Senior Technical Product Manager at one of 10,000+ companies looking for candidates just like you.Companies on Hired apply to you, not the other way around. You&quot;�ll receive salary and compensation details upfront⁠ - before the interview - and be able to choose from a variety of industries you&quot;�re interested in, to find a job you&quot;�ll love in less than 2 weeks.A Senior Technical Product Manager (PM) has a strong technical background that is focused on the more technical aspects of the product; and works closely with the engineering team. With their technical acumen and deeper familiarity with the inner workings of the engineering organization, they are better able to properly assess whether engineering estimates are correct, review technical specifications, architecture and networking plans, and participate in security, scalability and infrastructure activities. This role may also be called upon when it comes to working with third parties, whether it&quot;�s evaluating APIs and capabilities, mapping out integration plans or evaluating different technology options. Senior Technical Product Managers are not writing code or creating networking diagrams.Join today because many of our companies are looking for Senior Technical Product Managers with the following types of experiences:ResponsibilitiesUncover and understand customer needs and translate them into requirements.Ability to work well with internal teams, including developers, engineers, architects, quality assurance and operations. Ensure requirements are fully understood and that implementation plans match expectations.Understand, research and follow technical trends in the industry and in general. Able to assess emerging products and companies to measure their potential value or threat to the company and its products.Make recommendations on which new technologies to invest in or leverage.Follow competitors and conduct capability analysis regularly.Provide internal and customer training on how to use the product.Answer incoming questions about the product and its capabilities.Assess and address technical risks.Understand and analyze data pipelines, algorithms and automated systems.Use database queries to analyze performance indicators, evaluate experiments, etc.Define success criteria for testing and product acceptance.Facilitate creation and maintenance of proper product documentation.Nice to HavesBachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering (or similar area of study).Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills for technical teams.2-5 years of relevant product-related experience.Experience with Oracle, SQL, NOSQL Java, Javascript, REST, EDI, SOAP, React, Agile and Scrum.Strong Object-Oriented Programming Skills. Good understanding of data structures and algorithms.Demonstrated experience executing significant cross-functional projects.Strong analytical skill set and a high degree of proficiency in data mining.Recent experience in a similar Technical Product Manager Job capacity.
          

Senior Technical Product Manager - Woonsocket

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Join Hired and find your dream job as a Senior Technical Product Manager at one of 10,000+ companies looking for candidates just like you.Companies on Hired apply to you, not the other way around. You&quot;�ll receive salary and compensation details upfront⁠ - before the interview - and be able to choose from a variety of industries you&quot;�re interested in, to find a job you&quot;�ll love in less than 2 weeks.A Senior Technical Product Manager (PM) has a strong technical background that is focused on the more technical aspects of the product; and works closely with the engineering team. With their technical acumen and deeper familiarity with the inner workings of the engineering organization, they are better able to properly assess whether engineering estimates are correct, review technical specifications, architecture and networking plans, and participate in security, scalability and infrastructure activities. This role may also be called upon when it comes to working with third parties, whether it&quot;�s evaluating APIs and capabilities, mapping out integration plans or evaluating different technology options. Senior Technical Product Managers are not writing code or creating networking diagrams.Join today because many of our companies are looking for Senior Technical Product Managers with the following types of experiences:ResponsibilitiesUncover and understand customer needs and translate them into requirements.Ability to work well with internal teams, including developers, engineers, architects, quality assurance and operations. Ensure requirements are fully understood and that implementation plans match expectations.Understand, research and follow technical trends in the industry and in general. Able to assess emerging products and companies to measure their potential value or threat to the company and its products.Make recommendations on which new technologies to invest in or leverage.Follow competitors and conduct capability analysis regularly.Provide internal and customer training on how to use the product.Answer incoming questions about the product and its capabilities.Assess and address technical risks.Understand and analyze data pipelines, algorithms and automated systems.Use database queries to analyze performance indicators, evaluate experiments, etc.Define success criteria for testing and product acceptance.Facilitate creation and maintenance of proper product documentation.Nice to HavesBachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering (or similar area of study).Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills for technical teams.2-5 years of relevant product-related experience.Experience with Oracle, SQL, NOSQL Java, Javascript, REST, EDI, SOAP, React, Agile and Scrum.Strong Object-Oriented Programming Skills. Good understanding of data structures and algorithms.Demonstrated experience executing significant cross-functional projects.Strong analytical skill set and a high degree of proficiency in data mining.Recent experience in a similar Technical Product Manager Job capacity.
          

Senior Technical Product Manager - Methuen

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Join Hired and find your dream job as a Senior Technical Product Manager at one of 10,000+ companies looking for candidates just like you.Companies on Hired apply to you, not the other way around. You&quot;�ll receive salary and compensation details upfront⁠ - before the interview - and be able to choose from a variety of industries you&quot;�re interested in, to find a job you&quot;�ll love in less than 2 weeks.A Senior Technical Product Manager (PM) has a strong technical background that is focused on the more technical aspects of the product; and works closely with the engineering team. With their technical acumen and deeper familiarity with the inner workings of the engineering organization, they are better able to properly assess whether engineering estimates are correct, review technical specifications, architecture and networking plans, and participate in security, scalability and infrastructure activities. This role may also be called upon when it comes to working with third parties, whether it&quot;�s evaluating APIs and capabilities, mapping out integration plans or evaluating different technology options. Senior Technical Product Managers are not writing code or creating networking diagrams.Join today because many of our companies are looking for Senior Technical Product Managers with the following types of experiences:ResponsibilitiesUncover and understand customer needs and translate them into requirements.Ability to work well with internal teams, including developers, engineers, architects, quality assurance and operations. Ensure requirements are fully understood and that implementation plans match expectations.Understand, research and follow technical trends in the industry and in general. Able to assess emerging products and companies to measure their potential value or threat to the company and its products.Make recommendations on which new technologies to invest in or leverage.Follow competitors and conduct capability analysis regularly.Provide internal and customer training on how to use the product.Answer incoming questions about the product and its capabilities.Assess and address technical risks.Understand and analyze data pipelines, algorithms and automated systems.Use database queries to analyze performance indicators, evaluate experiments, etc.Define success criteria for testing and product acceptance.Facilitate creation and maintenance of proper product documentation.Nice to HavesBachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering (or similar area of study).Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills for technical teams.2-5 years of relevant product-related experience.Experience with Oracle, SQL, NOSQL Java, Javascript, REST, EDI, SOAP, React, Agile and Scrum.Strong Object-Oriented Programming Skills. Good understanding of data structures and algorithms.Demonstrated experience executing significant cross-functional projects.Strong analytical skill set and a high degree of proficiency in data mining.Recent experience in a similar Technical Product Manager Job capacity.
          

Senior Technical Product Manager - Leominster

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Join Hired and find your dream job as a Senior Technical Product Manager at one of 10,000+ companies looking for candidates just like you.Companies on Hired apply to you, not the other way around. You&quot;�ll receive salary and compensation details upfront⁠ - before the interview - and be able to choose from a variety of industries you&quot;�re interested in, to find a job you&quot;�ll love in less than 2 weeks.A Senior Technical Product Manager (PM) has a strong technical background that is focused on the more technical aspects of the product; and works closely with the engineering team. With their technical acumen and deeper familiarity with the inner workings of the engineering organization, they are better able to properly assess whether engineering estimates are correct, review technical specifications, architecture and networking plans, and participate in security, scalability and infrastructure activities. This role may also be called upon when it comes to working with third parties, whether it&quot;�s evaluating APIs and capabilities, mapping out integration plans or evaluating different technology options. Senior Technical Product Managers are not writing code or creating networking diagrams.Join today because many of our companies are looking for Senior Technical Product Managers with the following types of experiences:ResponsibilitiesUncover and understand customer needs and translate them into requirements.Ability to work well with internal teams, including developers, engineers, architects, quality assurance and operations. Ensure requirements are fully understood and that implementation plans match expectations.Understand, research and follow technical trends in the industry and in general. Able to assess emerging products and companies to measure their potential value or threat to the company and its products.Make recommendations on which new technologies to invest in or leverage.Follow competitors and conduct capability analysis regularly.Provide internal and customer training on how to use the product.Answer incoming questions about the product and its capabilities.Assess and address technical risks.Understand and analyze data pipelines, algorithms and automated systems.Use database queries to analyze performance indicators, evaluate experiments, etc.Define success criteria for testing and product acceptance.Facilitate creation and maintenance of proper product documentation.Nice to HavesBachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering (or similar area of study).Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills for technical teams.2-5 years of relevant product-related experience.Experience with Oracle, SQL, NOSQL Java, Javascript, REST, EDI, SOAP, React, Agile and Scrum.Strong Object-Oriented Programming Skills. Good understanding of data structures and algorithms.Demonstrated experience executing significant cross-functional projects.Strong analytical skill set and a high degree of proficiency in data mining.Recent experience in a similar Technical Product Manager Job capacity.
          

Senior Technical Product Manager - Haverhill

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Join Hired and find your dream job as a Senior Technical Product Manager at one of 10,000+ companies looking for candidates just like you.Companies on Hired apply to you, not the other way around. You&quot;�ll receive salary and compensation details upfront⁠ - before the interview - and be able to choose from a variety of industries you&quot;�re interested in, to find a job you&quot;�ll love in less than 2 weeks.A Senior Technical Product Manager (PM) has a strong technical background that is focused on the more technical aspects of the product; and works closely with the engineering team. With their technical acumen and deeper familiarity with the inner workings of the engineering organization, they are better able to properly assess whether engineering estimates are correct, review technical specifications, architecture and networking plans, and participate in security, scalability and infrastructure activities. This role may also be called upon when it comes to working with third parties, whether it&quot;�s evaluating APIs and capabilities, mapping out integration plans or evaluating different technology options. Senior Technical Product Managers are not writing code or creating networking diagrams.Join today because many of our companies are looking for Senior Technical Product Managers with the following types of experiences:ResponsibilitiesUncover and understand customer needs and translate them into requirements.Ability to work well with internal teams, including developers, engineers, architects, quality assurance and operations. Ensure requirements are fully understood and that implementation plans match expectations.Understand, research and follow technical trends in the industry and in general. Able to assess emerging products and companies to measure their potential value or threat to the company and its products.Make recommendations on which new technologies to invest in or leverage.Follow competitors and conduct capability analysis regularly.Provide internal and customer training on how to use the product.Answer incoming questions about the product and its capabilities.Assess and address technical risks.Understand and analyze data pipelines, algorithms and automated systems.Use database queries to analyze performance indicators, evaluate experiments, etc.Define success criteria for testing and product acceptance.Facilitate creation and maintenance of proper product documentation.Nice to HavesBachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering (or similar area of study).Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills for technical teams.2-5 years of relevant product-related experience.Experience with Oracle, SQL, NOSQL Java, Javascript, REST, EDI, SOAP, React, Agile and Scrum.Strong Object-Oriented Programming Skills. Good understanding of data structures and algorithms.Demonstrated experience executing significant cross-functional projects.Strong analytical skill set and a high degree of proficiency in data mining.Recent experience in a similar Technical Product Manager Job capacity.
          

Riigi Infokommunikatsiooni Sihtasutus (RIKS) asub koostöös Ericssoniga rajama pilve lahendust Eesti avalikule sektorile

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RIKS valis Ericssoni ja tema koostööpartnerid rajama ja haldama Eesti riigi hübriidpilve keskkonda. Valmiv lahendus suurendab riigi e-teenuste digitaalset järjepidevust, käideldavust ja turvalisust. Projekti juhtivpartneriks on Ericsson ja teised koostööpartnerid on EMC, Telia, OpenNode ja Cybernetica ning pilve kasutajateks on avaliku sektori organisatsioonid.   Koostöös luuakse lahendus, mis pakub riigi asutustele DevOps keskkonda. Valmiv lahendus on osa Eesti riigipilve lahendusest, mis võimaldab riigi asutustel paremini maandada IT riske, võtta kasutusele innovaatilisi pilveteenuseid ja suurendada riigi asutuste ressursi kasutamise efektiivsust. „Pilveteenuste tehnoloogiad ja eelkõige hübriidpilve lahendused arenevad väga kiiresti. Riigi Infokommunikatsooni Sihtasutusel on hea meel alustada koostööd juhtivate tehnoloogiaettevõtete konsortsiumiga, mille eesotsas on Ericsson. Usume, et tänu sõlmitud kontsessioonileping on kõik osapooled motiveeritud pakkuma Eesti kodanikele parimaid teenuseid, ühendades juhtivate pilveteenuste pakkujate kõige kaasaegsemad tehnoloogiad,“ sõnas Riigi Infokommunikatsooni Sihtasutuse juht Laur Lemendik. Projekti juhtivpartnerina paigaldab Ericsson riistvara lahendusele Intel Rack Scale Design ehitatud hüperskaala andmekeskuse (Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000) koos pilvekeskkonna (Ericsson Cloud Execution Environment), Apcera hübriidpilve ning integratsiooniteenustega. Ericssoni lahendus sisaldab ka Guardtime ajatempli tehnoloogiat Keyless Signature Infrastructure (KSI), mis tagab süsteemide, võrkude ja andmete tervikluse. Lisaks innovatsioonilisele tehnoloogilisele lahendusele on ka unikaalne advokaadibüroo Triniti vahendusel sõlmitud kontsessioonileping RIKSi ja koostööpartnerite vahel. „Tehnoloogiasõbralikud inimesed, proaktiivne IT sektor ja e-arengut toetav poliitika on võimaldanud Eestil areneda maailma üheks arenenumaks e-ühiskonnaks. Seetõttu on siin võimalik IT abil pakkuda elutähtsaid teenused efektiivsemalt, kuid ka õigel taristul on siinkohal oluline osa,“ sõnas Ericssoni tööstuse ja avalike teenuste üksuse juht Charlotta Sund. „See kokkulepe näitab, et Ericssoni omas valdkonnas juhtiv pilveteenuste pakett pakub turvalisust ja skaleeritavust, mis on vajalik muutuste läbiviimiseks ja e-ühiskonna teenuste potentsiaali täielikuks väljaarendamiseks.” Lisainformatsioon: Laur Lemendik, RIKSi juhataja, Laur.Lemendik@riks.ee  /24.08.2016/
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Senior Technical Product Manager

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Join Hired and find your dream job as a Senior Technical Product Manager at one of 10,000 companies looking for candidates just like you. Companies on Hired apply to you, not the other way around. You'll receive salary and compensation details upfront⁠ - before the interview - and be able to choose from a variety of industries you're interested in, to find a job you'll love in less than 2 weeks. A Senior Technical Product Manager (PM) has a strong technical background that is focused on the more technical aspects of the product; and works closely with the engineering team. With their technical acumen and deeper familiarity with the inner workings of the engineering organization, they are better able to properly assess whether engineering estimates are correct, review technical specifications, architecture and networking plans, and participate in security, scalability and infrastructure activities. This role may also be called upon when it comes to working with third parties, whether it's evaluating APIs and capabilities, mapping out integration plans or evaluating different technology options. Senior Technical Product Managers are not writing code or creating networking diagrams. Join today because many of our companies are looking for Senior Technical Product Managers with the following types of experiences: Responsibilities Uncover and understand customer needs and translate them into requirements. Ability to work well with internal teams, including developers, engineers, architects, quality assurance and operations. Ensure requirements are fully understood and that implementation plans match expectations. Understand, research and follow technical trends in the industry and in general. Able to assess emerging products and companies to measure their potential value or threat to the company and its products. Make recommendations on which new technologies to invest in or leverage. Follow competitors and conduct capability analysis regularly. Provide internal and customer training on how to use the product. Answer incoming questions about the product and its capabilities. Assess and address technical risks. Understand and analyze data pipelines, algorithms and automated systems. Use database queries to analyze performance indicators, evaluate experiments, etc. Define success criteria for testing and product acceptance. Facilitate creation and maintenance of proper product documentation. Nice to Haves Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering (or similar area of study). Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills for technical teams. 2-5 years of relevant product-related experience. Experience with Oracle, SQL, NOSQL Java, Javascript, REST, EDI, SOAP, React, Agile and Scrum. Strong Object-Oriented Programming Skills. Good understanding of data structures and algorithms. Demonstrated experience executing significant cross-functional projects. Strong analytical skill set and a high degree of proficiency in data mining. Recent experience in a similar Technical Product Manager Job capacity.
          

Senior Technical Product Manager

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Join Hired and find your dream job as a Senior Technical Product Manager at one of 10,000 companies looking for candidates just like you. Companies on Hired apply to you, not the other way around. You'll receive salary and compensation details upfront⁠ - before the interview - and be able to choose from a variety of industries you're interested in, to find a job you'll love in less than 2 weeks. A Senior Technical Product Manager (PM) has a strong technical background that is focused on the more technical aspects of the product; and works closely with the engineering team. With their technical acumen and deeper familiarity with the inner workings of the engineering organization, they are better able to properly assess whether engineering estimates are correct, review technical specifications, architecture and networking plans, and participate in security, scalability and infrastructure activities. This role may also be called upon when it comes to working with third parties, whether it's evaluating APIs and capabilities, mapping out integration plans or evaluating different technology options. Senior Technical Product Managers are not writing code or creating networking diagrams. Join today because many of our companies are looking for Senior Technical Product Managers with the following types of experiences: Responsibilities Uncover and understand customer needs and translate them into requirements. Ability to work well with internal teams, including developers, engineers, architects, quality assurance and operations. Ensure requirements are fully understood and that implementation plans match expectations. Understand, research and follow technical trends in the industry and in general. Able to assess emerging products and companies to measure their potential value or threat to the company and its products. Make recommendations on which new technologies to invest in or leverage. Follow competitors and conduct capability analysis regularly. Provide internal and customer training on how to use the product. Answer incoming questions about the product and its capabilities. Assess and address technical risks. Understand and analyze data pipelines, algorithms and automated systems. Use database queries to analyze performance indicators, evaluate experiments, etc. Define success criteria for testing and product acceptance. Facilitate creation and maintenance of proper product documentation. Nice to Haves Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering (or similar area of study). Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills for technical teams. 2-5 years of relevant product-related experience. Experience with Oracle, SQL, NOSQL Java, Javascript, REST, EDI, SOAP, React, Agile and Scrum. Strong Object-Oriented Programming Skills. Good understanding of data structures and algorithms. Demonstrated experience executing significant cross-functional projects. Strong analytical skill set and a high degree of proficiency in data mining. Recent experience in a similar Technical Product Manager Job capacity.
          

Senior Technical Product Manager

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Join Hired and find your dream job as a Senior Technical Product Manager at one of 10,000 companies looking for candidates just like you. Companies on Hired apply to you, not the other way around. You'll receive salary and compensation details upfront⁠ - before the interview - and be able to choose from a variety of industries you're interested in, to find a job you'll love in less than 2 weeks. A Senior Technical Product Manager (PM) has a strong technical background that is focused on the more technical aspects of the product; and works closely with the engineering team. With their technical acumen and deeper familiarity with the inner workings of the engineering organization, they are better able to properly assess whether engineering estimates are correct, review technical specifications, architecture and networking plans, and participate in security, scalability and infrastructure activities. This role may also be called upon when it comes to working with third parties, whether it's evaluating APIs and capabilities, mapping out integration plans or evaluating different technology options. Senior Technical Product Managers are not writing code or creating networking diagrams. Join today because many of our companies are looking for Senior Technical Product Managers with the following types of experiences: Responsibilities Uncover and understand customer needs and translate them into requirements. Ability to work well with internal teams, including developers, engineers, architects, quality assurance and operations. Ensure requirements are fully understood and that implementation plans match expectations. Understand, research and follow technical trends in the industry and in general. Able to assess emerging products and companies to measure their potential value or threat to the company and its products. Make recommendations on which new technologies to invest in or leverage. Follow competitors and conduct capability analysis regularly. Provide internal and customer training on how to use the product. Answer incoming questions about the product and its capabilities. Assess and address technical risks. Understand and analyze data pipelines, algorithms and automated systems. Use database queries to analyze performance indicators, evaluate experiments, etc. Define success criteria for testing and product acceptance. Facilitate creation and maintenance of proper product documentation. Nice to Haves Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering (or similar area of study). Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills for technical teams. 2-5 years of relevant product-related experience. Experience with Oracle, SQL, NOSQL Java, Javascript, REST, EDI, SOAP, React, Agile and Scrum. Strong Object-Oriented Programming Skills. Good understanding of data structures and algorithms. Demonstrated experience executing significant cross-functional projects. Strong analytical skill set and a high degree of proficiency in data mining. Recent experience in a similar Technical Product Manager Job capacity.
          

Network & Systems Administrator

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Summary Description Installs, maintains and monitors the organization's applications, hardware, and operating system updates. Manages and maintains application, hardware, and operating systems to current and supported levels. Specifies, manages and maintains servers for services, security, patch updates, and supportability. Reviews and evaluates vendor products (software and hardware) and network equipment. Assists with maintenance, recommends and implements LAN/WAN and System security standards, policies and performance. Essential Duties Implement & maintain patch deployment to ensure minimal security exceptions Ensure antivirus patterns are updated and employed for workstation scanning Ensure operating systems are kept current with patches Implements security recommendations from Penetration Testing Recommends selection of Penetration Testing services Maintain compliance to most current regulatory cybersecurity requirements and recommendations Functional backup for Network Operations Manager Support and maintains network infrastructure Ensure all network infrastructure is current and can be supported by vendor Maintains patches and updates to Novell Maintain patches and updates to routers, switches, and communications Recommend network and system monitoring tools as necessary Perform systematic patches, updates, upgrades, testing and backup on network devices Functional backup for Systems Administrator, Client System Support, and Server Administration Supports and maintains client workstations, systems & server infrastructure Repair, upgrade, and maintain various workstation equipment and printers not covered by the Fiserv or HP agreements, to include; diagnosis of problems and repairs/installation of CD ROM's, network cards, disk drives, and wireless equipment Ensure workstations are kept current with regard to supportable life Ensure all workstations and server hardware can be supported by vendor Maintain current service agreements on all servers Maintain or replace servers and workstations so they are kept current with regard to supportable life Maintain adequate disk and RAM storage reserves on all systems and equipment Maintain core applications to most current supported levels (specifically including Fiserv applications) Familiarity with job schedulers, specifically UC4/Automatic Maintain software/operating system/hardware inventories and documentation Maintain Server & Application summaries on Help Desk wiki page Create and submit budget to address near End-of Life software, hardware, operating systems, and applications Communicate to End Users, Management, Application Analyst(s), Help Desk, and VP of MIS, ensuring awareness of planned updates- as prescribed in the application matrix from Fiserv & other vendors Proficiency in Change Management, Change Control, and documentation Ensures control and monitoring is performing per policy Effective liaison to support vendors, adequately representing WSFCU goals and strategic plans Complies with all federal, state, and organizational policies, procedures, and processes, including (but not limited to) the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Patriot Act, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and robbery procedures Fulfill other related duties as assigned by the Vice President (MIS) or chain-of-command thereof Qualifications Education/Experience Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field and/or three (3) years combination of related experience Microsoft, Cisco, Ethical Hacker, and/or Linux/UNIX certifications recommended Tests/Certificated/Licenses Simulated skills assessment test may be administered Skills/Competencies Ability to read, understand, & implement technical instructions (EG: 50-page HPUX implementation manual, release notes, etc) Personal computer knowledge; skills in using Microsoft Office (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations software, ets) Proficiency in administering various credit union supported hardware, software and operating systems to include configuration and connectivity Knowledge of computer security procedures and protocol Ability to calculate figures and amounts (electronically and manually) such as, but not limited to; interest, dividends, percentages and apply concepts of basic mathematics Ability to maintain confidentiality of work and/or information Ability to interpret, adapt and apply credit union/job/general guidelines and procedures Excellent public speaking, verbal and /or written communication skills (in-person and/or by telephone) Demonstrated leadership, self-motivated and team-oriented qualities Conduct self in a professional and mature manner Ability to proofread and edit accurately Ability to teach and motivate others Ability to organize, prioritize and work well under pressure Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy Flexible work and/or travel hours Office electronics (printers, scanners, calculators, fax and copiers) Ability to negotiate with vendors Ability to solve problems and make decisions, using logic and analytical skills Ability to manage/supervise staff with diverse abilities and responsibilities Reliable transportation to travel to branch offices Working knowledge of Unix and/or Linux variants Bilingual (Windows/Unix) required Bilingual (English/Spanish); preferred, but not required Working knowledge of credit union products and services, and information systems practices and procedures Physical Demands/Work Environment Constantly required to talk and hear Constantly required to use close vision, color vision, and ability to focus Frequently required to sit; to use hands to finger, handle or feel Occasionally required to lift or move up to 25-50 lbs. Occasionally required to stand and walk; to reach outward/above shoulders; to stoop kneel, crouch or crawl Occasionally required to work outdoors Occasionally required to use distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception Moderate noise level working environment PI114646627Pandologic. Keywords: System Administrator, Location: Las Cruces, NM - 88001
          

Parts Ungaris: EL-i ja USA ühine küberkaitseõppus tuleb läbi viia juba sel aastal

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Majandus- ja kommunikatsiooniminister Juhan Parts rõhutas täna Ungaris toimunud küberkaitse-alasel konverentsil, et küberturvalisuse rahvusvahelise koostöö suurendamiseks on oluline veel sel aastal läbi viia Euroopa Liidu liikmesriikide ja USA ühine küberkaitseõppus.„Tänasel päeval mõistetakse üha enam küberturvalisuse olulisust ja paljud riigid on oma seadusandlust ümber kirjutamas. Kuigi regulatsioonide ja poliitika välja töötamine on oluline, toovad praktilise koostöö võimalusi ja reaalsed ohukohti kõige paremini välja siiski vaid küberõppused.  Sarnaselt 2009. aastal Eestis toimunud Euroopa Liidu ekspertidele suunatud küberturvalisuse õppusele on oluline veel sellel aastal läbi viia Euroopa Liidu ja USA ühine õppus,“ ütles minister Parts. „Peame küberturvalisuse valdkonnas tegutsema ja arenema sama kiiresti kui seda teevad kurikaelad ja seetõttu ei saa me oluliste tegevustega venitada.“ Parts rõhutas oma kõnes ka avaliku ja erasektori koostöö olulisust - just erasektor haldab infrastruktuuri, mida küberründed võivad halvata, kuid mille olemasolu tagamine on riigi kohustus. „Seetõttu ei tohi alahinnata Euroopa Küberkaitse partnerluse (European Public-Private Partnership for Resilience) tegevust.  Kriitilise info infrastruktuuri kaitse poliitikat kujundades peame tagama, et administratiivne kohustus ei koormaks ettevõtjaid ebaratsionaalselt ja et me ei takistaks tehnoloogilist progressi ja ettevõtete võimalusi,“ lisas Parts.Eelmisel kolmapäeval Euroopa Komisjonis kinnitatud ühtse siseturu akti silmas pidades sõnas Parts, et digitaalse siseturu arendamise juures on ka küberturvalisusel väga oluline roll. „Kui soovime, et areneks Euroopa Liidu ühtne siseturg, peame tähelepanu pöörama sellega suureneda võivatele ohtudele ja leppima küberturvalisuse regulatsioonides kokku ka piiriüleselt. Vaba, kuid sealjuures ka turvalise interneti eest seismine kogu maailmas peab olema Euroopas prioriteediks,“ ütles Parts.Eile ja täna Ungaris toimunud kriitilise info infrastruktuuri kaitse (rahvusvaheliselt CIIP ehk Critical Information Infrastructure Protection) kohtumistel osalesid Euroopa Liidu liikmesriikides küberkaitse eest vastutavad ministrid ja suurettevõtete esindajad. Konverentsi fookuses oli Euroopa Liidu ja rahvusvahelise koostöö suurendamine küberturvalisuse tagamiseks. Juhan Partsi kõrval oli täna toimunud konverentsil teiseks peakõnelejaks Euroopa Komisjoni digitaalagenda volinik Neelie Kroes. Eestil on Euroopa Liidu küberturvalisuse poliitika kujundamisel juhtiv roll. 2009. aasta kevadel toimus Tallinnas kriitilise info infrastruktuuri kaitse eest vastutavate Euroopa Liidu ministrite kohtumine. Selle järel võeti vastu otsus luua tegevusplaan Euroopa kaitsmiseks laiaulatuslike küberohtude või -rünnakute korral. Eesmärgiks sai suurendada valmisolekut, turvalisust ja paindlikkust. Esmase kohtumispaiga ja initsiatiivi järgi nimetatakse vastavat algatust Euroopa Liidus „Tallinna protsessiks“. Eelmisel aastal toimus Eestis rahvusvahelistele ekspertidele küberkaitsealane õppus, kus testiti, kui suur on võimekus kaitsta Euroopa Liidu liikmesriikides olulisi teenuseid ja neid tagavaid infotehnoloogia vahendeid. 
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Director of Cyberinfrastructure and Research Technologies

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Director of Cyberinfrastructure and Research Technologies Context The University of California Merced seeks an experienced, collaborative leader to join the Office of Information Technology (OIT) leadership team as Director of Cyberinfrastructure and Research Technologies (DCRT). The Director will collaborate with faculty, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students and OIT leadership to plan and provide the infrastructure, applications and services required to support the University's diverse and growing research portfolio. The successful candidate will assist with the development of research computing strategies, and deploy technologies to enable data intensive research programs. The position reports to the Chief Information Officer and has two direct reports. Research at the University of California, Merced As it is at all University of California campuses, research is the cornerstone of UC Merced. Innovative faculty members conduct interdisciplinary, groundbreaking research that will solve complex problems affecting the San Joaquin Valley, California and the world. Students "� as early as their first years "� have opportunities to work right alongside them, sometimes even publishing in journals and presenting at conferences. The list of UC Merced's research strengths includes climate change and ecology; solar and renewable energy; water quality and resources; artificial intelligence; cognitive science; stem-cell, diabetes and cancer research; air quality; big-data analysis; computer science; mechanical, environmental and materials engineering; and political science. The campus also has interdisciplinary research institutes with which faculty members affiliate themselves to conduct even more in-depth investigations into a variety of scientific topics. Examples of special research institutes established at the university include the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the UC Water Security and Sustainability Research Initiative (UC Water) . A complete list of research institutes, centers and partnerships can be found on . IT Support for Research The research IT team strives to bring research computing, high-speed networking, and advanced visualization to campus researchers across all disciplines including mathematics, science and engineering, genomics, meteorology, remote sensing, molecular modeling, and artificial intelligence. The team works closely with the Library for data curation, data management and storage and provides support for technical grant writing. In many cases staff are included in the grant proposals, especially for grants involving cyberinfrastructure, major research instrumentation or cyber training. Successful NSF awards include: MRI Acquisition: Multi-Environment Research Computer for Exploration and Discovery (MERCED) Cluster. CC Networking Infrastructure: Building a Science DMZ Network for University of California Merced. Reducing Attrition of Underrepresented Minority and First-Generation Graduate Students in Interdisciplinary Computational Sciences. UCM has access to both the San Diego Supercomputing Center (SDSC), the UCSD Nautilus Cluster, and the national-level computing resources known as XSEDE . UC Merced has four Fast Input/Output Network Appliances (FIONAs) allow UC Merced researchers to stage data for external collaboration and quickly access data hosted remotely. UCM also has close partnerships with the Calit2 institute and collaborations with UC Santa Cruz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and UC Berkeley. Please refer to the OIT website for more information on the available research computing resources at UC Merced ( . The Leadership Opportunity Through participatory and collaborative decision-making with the Faculty Committee on Research Technologies, the DCRT is responsible for managing the design, development, and delivery of a cost-effective mix of services that support research computing, including shared high- performance computing resources, data-analysis platforms, storage systems, and visualization tools and platforms across the UCM campus. The DCRT will be expected to work closely with the Academic Deans, the Vice Chancellor for Research and the OIT leadership team to find opportunities across UCM to increase services to support research that will span across virtually every academic discipline with important applications in fields such as mathematics, science and engineering, genomics, meteorology, remote sensing, molecular modeling, and artificial intelligence. In general, this work will include: Providing expertise, developing tools and techniques in scientific visualization, efficient parallelization of applications, data formats and I/O methods, grid computing, programming frameworks, optimization, and algorithms. Providing oversight, direction, mentoring, coaching, and professional development to a cross- functional team of research computing systems professionals. Managing the administration and operations of the Research Cyberinfrastructure team. Assisting with networking, data storage/management systems administration tasks as necessary and appropriate. Supporting grant proposals and funded grants. Providing educational workshops and training for the UCM research community The individual will be a member of the UC Research IT Committee (RITC), a workgroup of the University of California CIO IT Leadership Council and an active member of the Pacific Research Platform and participate in the National Research Platform . Specific responsibilities of the position include: Service Delivery Work closely with researchers, research units and schools across UCM to identify research computing needs and ensure that they are being met in the most cost effective manner; and lead a collaborative process to build out services and operational capacity in the design of a CyberInfratructure strategic roadmap for the campus; Work with supercomputer users to develop their own research computing software or help them deploy and use third party software (commercial and/or open source); Manage and mentor technical personnel responsible for providing quality service and support for the campus' research computing activities; Develop and report metrics that measure workload and performance of systems and services; Engage in strategic planning, tactical design, and operational management of infrastructure and applications; Maintain a robust infrastructure for research computing and data stewardship; Identify opportunities and assist in testing the design, configuration, procurement, and use of cloud-based resources for research needs; and Lead the delivery of support for containers, middleware, workflows, data management, data movement, compliance and security, and user training. Education Teach research computing topics to individuals, small and/or large groups; Support instruction using advanced research computing and data, on-boarding into new technologies, and deep engagement ("facilitation") to guide researchers; and Develop and/or collaborate on research projects and/or grant proposals that further the UCM CyberInfrastructure vision and strategy. Strategy and Thought Leadership Provide campus-wide leadership in developing, advocating for, and advancing research technologies into scalable and sustainable services in support of faculty research Work with academic leadership to help identify business strategy, requirements, trends, and desired business outcomes for Research Computing; Stay abreast of trends and new advances in the high performance computing industry by reading, researching, and participating in forums or communities of HPC professionals; Establish, maintain, and/or participate in research computing consortia locally, regionally, and nationally; and Establish effective relationships with relevant external research computing organizations and ensure that UCM is effectively utilizing national research infrastructure. Qualifications The following qualifications are required: Master's degree in any STEM discipline, including but not limited to physical sciences, biosciences, geosciences, mathematics, computer science, engineering?and/or social sciences. Minimum of 2 years' experience leading or working in high performance computing - including software development, system administration, software applications, storage systems and networking. D. in a related field will substitute for 3 years of experience. Knowledge or experience in one or more of the following (and readiness and ability to develop skills in other areas): Parallel programming; Grid computing, programming frameworks; Numerical methods and algorithms; Software debugging, profiling and optimization in an HPC environment; Scientific data visualization; Experience with a variety of HPC applications. Networking and/or cyber-engineering Storage and big data management Data Carpentry Articulate, consensus building leader who can serve as an effective member of OIT's leadership team. The most competitive candidates will have many of the following additional qualifications: In depth understanding of research cyberinfrastructure landscape and demonstrated experience with processes for procurement, deployment and operation. Functional understanding of advanced computational environments needed for data-intensive research in physical and life sciences, engineering, information sciences, social sciences and humanities. Strong program planning skills in order to develop services and solutions to meet needs in research computing. Demonstrated expertise in specifying, designing, and implementing computing infrastructure, clustered and parallel file systems, large scale storage, backup and archiving and high bandwidth networking, software defined networks and Science DMZ. Demonstrated experience supporting computational science and engineering or as a user of with experience with computational science and engineering applications. Excellent customer service skills and ability to work directly with constituents or vendors to understand needs, resolve problems, and address systemic issues in service delivery processes. Highly developed written, oral, listening, and presenting skills and ability to lead complex discussions and achieve outcomes through patient, transparent, consultation. Successful experience developing budgets, tracking expenditures, and negotiating with vendors and contractors. To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to . You may direct your questions or nominations in confidence to either Mary Beth Baker, ( ) or Phil Goldstein (), Managing Partners of Next Generation Executive Search The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy ( The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Director of Cyberinfrastructure and Research Technologies, Location: Merced, CA - 95343
          

Territorial 2017 Concours Specialites I Ingenierie Gestion Technique Et Architecture Infrastructure Et Reseaux Urbanisme Amenagement Et Paysages

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Territorial 2017 Concours Specialites I Ingenierie Gestion Technique Et Architecture Infrastructure Et Reseaux Urbanisme Amenagement Et Paysages
          

Senior Python Software Engineer | J.P.Morgan

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Houston, Texas, Our Global Technology Infrastructuregroup is a team rewarded with innovators who love technology as much as you do.Together, you'll use a disciplined, innovative and a business focused approachto
          

IS Senior Infrastructure Engineer - | Lakeland Regional Health

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Lakeland, Florida, Position Information Voted as one of the six "Most Wired" Advanced Healthcare Systems in America by Hospitals & Health Networks from 2013-2016, LRH has become a forerunner in the race to
          

Network Administrator III

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Responsibilities The Network Specialist Senior troubleshoots, isolates, resolves network systems issues, and makes improvements to the network when necessary. Installs, configures, services, repairs, and maintains hardware and software for network services, storage and network devices, and server systems. Integrates multiple information systems in local and dispersed networked environments. Evaluates and helps resolve customers’ information system problems. Implements required hardware upgrades and repairs inoperative devices to maintain mission capability. Installs and configures hubs, routers, switches, and server systems software. Ensures the proper installation and configuration of workstation hardware and software for efficient operation on various physical and wireless networks. Facilitates team members in gaining proficiency in monitoring and maintaining network devices, environmental control appliances, and server systems. The work environment has been defined as dynamic and fast-paced, requiring effective interactions and communications. Will support a 24/7/365 network watch position by monitoring, logging, troubleshooting and coordinating fix actions with the USSTRATCOM Network Operations and Security Center team, other lines of service, and vendor support to maintain communications across multiple networks. Candidate must be able to: Perform watch, providing 24x7x365 monitoring of the USSTRATCOM networks Work rotating schedules when applicable, and report to work during non-business hours for emergency situations Work independently for extended durations Continuously monitor several tools and report network incidents and threats in real time Perform product evaluations and recommendations for products/services to improve network performance, redundancy, and resiliency Monitor environmental status of data centers and communication closets, utilizing various tools and methods such as Web Control, Email, and others Validate and test basic network architecture and design solutions to produce detailed engineering specifications with recommended vendor technologies Provide technical guidance for directing and monitoring information systems operations Perform advanced troubleshooting of network performance issues through analysis of network traffic Devise and implement load tests and provide capacity planning solutions Monitor and respond to complex technical control facility hardware and software problems. Interface with vendor support service groups to ensure proper escalation during outages or periods of degraded system performance Conduct routine testing and perform analysis of all elements of the network facilities (including power, software, communications machinery, lines, modems, and terminals) Demonstrate proficiency in utilizing software and hardware tools to identify and diagnose complex problems and factors affecting network performance Operate, maintain, and administer network components to meet operational, availability, and mission requirements Perform escort duties to sensitive areas and provide infrastructure support to include pulling, splicing, installing, terminating, and troubleshooting copper and fiber Complete electronic documentation of all work completed and update cable layouts for all networks Provide assistance in site surveys in order to provide engineering team correct materials, tools, bill of material estimates, etc. needed to complete projects TS clearance, eligible for special accesses Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Science, Information Systems, or a related discipline or a minimum of 3-6 years relevant industry experience Experience working with relevant network systems and networking principles Meet or exceed DoD8570 Information Assurance Technician (IAT-II) and Cyber Security Service Provider (CSSP) requirements or equivalent certifications Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) – Routing and Switching Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) CompTIA Network + Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) foundation Firm understanding of IP networking, networking protocols, and security related technologies including encryption, IPsec, PKI, VPNs, firewalls, proxy services, DNS, electronic mail, and access-lists Previous experience with one or more of the following: Border Routers ACL modifications Firewall Administration Network Encryption Maintaining switches Solarwinds Wireshark Good verbal and written communication skills, influencing skills, and ability to work effectively with a team Ability to follow instructions and procedures with perfect detail Strong desire to learn and work in a live Network Operations environment Knowledgeable of network operations, network security, system operation and performance, and system effectiveness Options Apply for this job onlineApply Share Email this job to a friendRefer Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later. Share on your newsfeed As a government contractor, Perspecta abides by the following provision PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
          

Enterprise Architect

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Business Group Highlights Defense The Defense group supports the Department of Defense (DoD) mission to keep our homeland and its citizens safe. We provide solutions to improve the Nation's defense by providing software, systems engineering, IT, training and logistics and fleet management solutions. Responsibilities Every day at Perspecta, we enable hundreds of thousands of people to take on our nation's most important work. We•re a company founded on a diverse set of capabilities and skills, bound together by a single promise: we never stop solving our nation's most complex challenges. Our team of engineers, analysts, developers, investigators, integrators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We continually push ourselves•to respond, to adapt, to go further. To look ahead to the changing landscape and develop new and innovative ways to serve our customers. Perspecta works with U.S. government customers in defense, intelligence, civilian, health care, and state and local markets. Our high-caliber employees are rewarded in many ways•not only through competitive salaries and benefits packages, but the opportunity to create a meaningful impact in jobs and on projects that matter. Perspecta's talented and robust workforce•14,000 strong'stands ready to welcome you to the team. Let's make an impact together. Perspecta has an immediate need for an Enterprise Achitect in Bellevue, NE. Provides technical leadership in support of USSTRATCOM/J64 related to current and emerging technology and its impact to the Command. Follow doctrine, policy, guidance and regulation; with analysis to develop technical roadmaps and whitepapers and presentations that layout the vision and direction for incorporating new technology into the command Maintains the Lifecycle Management Plan (CDRL A011), Technology Refresh Plan (CDRL A013), and supporting Engineering and Integration Reports (CDRL A019) Works directly with the office of the J6E to build consensus for the direction of the command and to support the J6/J64 Acts as the prime point of contact for ITCC II to work with vendors throughout industry to evaluate upcoming products and determine their feasibility/value to the command Develops requests for solutions and evaluate vendor solutions related to command needs and new technology Providing feedback on new product features and capabilities and priorities to management and engineering teams Partners with the Engineering and Integration Manager to communicate the vision/future capabilities to the engineering staff to ensure that the solutions developed are moving the command in the right direction Designs complex and cost effective infrastructure solutions which align with Command goals Analyze Commands requirements and describes the strategy and design to a broad spectrum of stakeholders at a strategic level The candidate hired for this position must be a US Citizen with an active top secret security clearance with eligibility for SCI • or • must be capable of maintaining/obtaining a TS/SCI clearance. If the candidate does not have a top secret clearance, a minimum of a Secret security clearance is required to start work on-site for this contract. Qualifications Education and Experience Master's degree in computer engineering or related field, computer information systems, computer science, information technology, information science, information systems, or a related discipline Twelve or more years of relevant industry experience Knowledge and Skills Strong familiarity with architecture frameworks such as DODAF, FEAF, and TOGAF Intimate knowledge of systems architecture and operations Strong presentation, oral and written communication skills with the highest levels of management System integration (hardware, software, network, and database) SAN hardware layout and configuration Research and develop virtualization options for servers, networks, storage and client systems Demonstrated experience in developing system architectures and/or solution roadmaps. Working knowledge of process frameworks such as ISO 2001:2008, ISO 20000, ITIL, and CMMI. Desired Certifications: Ability to obtain CISSP Certification ITIL• Foundations v3.0 (required or able to obtain) VMware Certified Professional (VCP) • Data Center Virtualization VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) Visio Microsoft Project PowerPoint Excel BMC Remedy #LI About Perspecta What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sector—from investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering. Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nation’s most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector. Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. Options Apply for this job onlineApply Share Email this job to a friendRefer Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later. Share on your newsfeed As a government contractor, Perspecta abides by the following provision PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
          

Truck Driver (Home Nightly) - CDL

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About Core & Main Core & Main ( www.coreandmain.com ) is one of North America’s largest distributors of water, sewer, storm, fusible piping and fire protection infrastructure products that serves the needs of both contractors and municipalities in all aspects of the water, wastewater, clean water, landfill, energy, and fire protection industries. Core & Main operates more than 246 branches serving North America, the Caribbean and international markets. The company provides localized, customer-driven services including jobsite delivery, will call or direct-ship options, diversified logistics and innovative solutions that contribute to its customers' success. Job Summary Make deliveries to customer job sites while adhering to all DOT regulations and safety procedures. Load inventory on truck and unload at customer site. Operate trucks to pick up and deliver products, supplies and equipment to and from organization, supplier and customer sites. Duties may involve complex pickups and deliveries, e.g., night deliveries, transport of dangerous and hazardous materials. Major Tasks, Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities Delivers products to customers which may include assistance with unloading, ensuring delivery of ticket with material, etc. Serves as primary interface with the customer at point of delivery. Contacts customers if they are not present at delivery location. Performs pre-trip and post-trip inspections in accordance with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations and Core & Main policies and procedures. Reports vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations, or damage before and after route. Fuels truck as needed. Complies with all DOT (Department of Transportation) standards and regulations. Maintains records such as vehicle logs and bill of ladings in accordance with guidelines. Ensures that manifests are complete and accurate. Loads truck with daily deliveries. Unloads product at customer’s site. Resolves customer service issues. Plans route to and from customers' businesses and adjusts for traffic and/or construction. May assist warehouse staff with pulling and preparing orders for shipment, as well as receiving, verifying, staging and stocking all incoming material. Nature and Scope Refers complex, unusual problems to supervisor. Under general supervision, exercises some judgment in accordance with well-defined policies, procedures, and techniques. Work typically involves regular review of output by a senior coworker or supervisor. Work Environment Typically in a comfortable environment but with regular exposure to factors such as temperature extremes, moving machinery, loud noises, and fumes, which may cause noticeable discomfort. Requires intermittent periods during which continuous physical exertion is required, such as walking, standing, stooping, climbing, lifting, and maneuvering material or equipment, some of which may be heavy (50+ pounds) or awkward. Typically requires overnight travel less than 5% of the time. Minimum Qualifications Must be twenty one years of age Must pass the Drug Test Must pass the Background Check Must pass pre-employment tests if applicable Education and Experience HS Diploma or GED, strongly preferred. Specialized skills training/certification may be required. Generally 2-5 years of experience in area of responsibility. Preferred Qualifications Have a current Class A or B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) issued by the state in which the candidate resides with all the relevant endorsements required for type of equipment being operated (i.e. HazMat to transport hazardous materials that require placarding). One (1) year of commercial driving experience compliant with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and DOT regulations preferred. Forklift certification preferred.
          

Mid-Level Civil and Water Resources Engineer | Wood

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Columbia, South Carolina, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is seeking a Mid - Level Civil and Water Resources Engineer with experience in water resources, and civil design to support a rapidly growing Civil / Water
          

MRIs: Screen time linked to lower brain development in kids

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Screen time use by infants, toddlers and preschoolers has exploded over the last decade, concerning experts about the impact of television, tablets and smartphones on these critical years of rapid brain development.

Now a new study scanned the brains of children 3 to 5 years old and found those who used screens more than the recommended one hour a day without parental involvement had lower levels of development in the brain's white matter -- an area key to the development of language, literacy and cognitive skills.

"This is the first study to document associations between higher screen use and lower measures of brain structure and skills in preschool-aged kids," said lead author Dr. John Hutton, a pediatrician and clinical researcher at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. The study was published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

"This is important because the brain is developing the most rapidly in the first five years," Hutton said. "That's when brains are very plastic and soaking up everything, forming these strong connections that last for life."

Screens 'follow kids everywhere'

Studies have shown excessive TV viewing is linked to the inability of children to pay attention and think clearly, while increasing poor eating habits and behavioral problems. Associations have also been shown between excessive screen time and language delay, poor sleep, impaired executive function, and a decrease in parent-child engagement.

"It's known that kids that use more screen time tend to grow up in families that use more screen time," Hutton said. "Kids who report five hours of screen time could have parents who use 10 hours of screen time. Put that together and there's almost no time for them to interact with each other."

In addition, the portability of today's screens allow them to "follow kids everywhere." Hutton said. "They can take screens to bed, they can take them to meals, they can take them to the car, to the playground."

Even more concerning, say experts, are the young ages at which children are being exposed.

"About 90% are using screens by age one," said Hutton, who published a number of studies that used MRIs to research the impact of reading versus screen use by kids. "We've done some studies where kids are using them by 2 months old to 3 months old."

Disorganized white matter

The new study used a special type of MRI, called diffusion tensor imaging, to examine the brains of 47 brain healthy children (27 girls and 20 boys) who had not yet started kindergarten.

A diffusion tensor MRI allows a good look at the white matter of the brain, responsible for organizing communication between the various parts of the brain's gray matter.

It's the gray matter which contains the majority of the brain cells telling the body what to do. White matter is made up of fibers, typically distributed into bundles called tracts, which form connections between brain cells and the rest of the nervous system.

"Think of white matter as cables, sort of like the telephone lines that are connecting the various parts of the brain so they can talk to each other," Hutton said.

A lack of development of those "cables" can slow the brain's processing speed; on the other hand, studies show that reading, juggling or learning and practicing a musical instrument improves the organization and structure of the brain's white matter.

Before the MRI, the children were given cognitive tests, while the parents filled out a new scoring system on screen time developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The test measures how much access a child has to a screen (allowed at meals, car, in line at store?), the frequency of exposure (age started, number of hours, at bedtime?), content (chooses own? watches fighting or songs or education?) and "dialogic" interaction (does the child watch alone or does a parent interact and discuss the content as well?).

The results showed that children who used more than the AAP's recommended amount of screen time, of an hour a day without parental interaction, had more disorganized, underdeveloped white matter throughout the brain.

"The average screen time in these kids was a little over two hours a day," Hutton said. "The range was anywhere from about an hour to a little over five hours."

In addition, the tracts of white matter responsible for executive functions were also disorganized and underdeveloped (the parts of the brain shown in blue in the image).

"These are tracks that we know are involved with language and literacy," Hutton said, "And these were the ones relatively underdeveloped in these kids with more screen time. So the imaging findings lined up pretty perfectly with the behavioral cognitive testing finding."

'Neurons that fire together wire together'

"These findings are fascinating but very, very preliminary," pediatrician Dr. Jenny Radesky wrote in an email. Radesky, who was not involved in the study, is the lead author on the American Academy of Pediatrics 2016 guidelines on screen use by children and adolescents.

"We know that early experiences shape brain growth, and media is one of these experiences. But it's important for parents to know that these results don't show that heavy media use causes 'brain damage,'" Radesky wrote.

Hutton agrees. "It's not that the screen time damaged the white matter," he said, adding that what could be occurring is that screen time is too passive for brain development.

"Perhaps screen time got in the way of other experiences that could have helped the children reinforce these brain networks more strongly," he said.

The first years of life need to be focused on human interactions that encourage speaking, interacting socially and playing with loving caregivers to develop thinking, problem-solving and other executive skills.

"There's a really great quote in brain science: Neurons that fire together wire together," Hutton said. That means the more you practice anything the more it reinforces and organizes the connections in your brain.

Cognitive testing found fewer skills

In addition to the MRI results, excessive screen time was significantly associated with poorer emerging literacy skills and ability to use expressive language, as well as testing lower on the ability to rapidly name objects on cognitive tests taken by the 47 children in the study.

"Remember that this is all relative," Hutton said, adding that more in-depth clinical trials need to be done to tease out the specifics.

"Still, it's possible that over over time, these effects can add up," Hutton said. "We know that kids who start behind tend to get more and more behind as they get older.

"So it could be the case that kids who start with less well-developed brain infrastructure may be less likely to be engaged, successful readers later in school," said Hutton, who also directs the Reading & Literacy Discovery Center at Cincinnati Children's.

Radesky wants to see the results replicated in other populations. "Researchers and pediatricians should take it as a launching point for future research," she wrote. "There are so many other home and family factors that affect brain development -- such as stress, parent mental health, play experiences, language exposure -- and none of these were accounted for in this study."

What parents can do

"It can feel overwhelming to think that our every parenting decision impacts our child's brain development, but it's important to also see this as an opportunity," Radesky said.

"There are parent-child activities we know help children's development: reading, singing, connecting emotionally, being creative, or even just taking a walk or dedicating some time in our busy days to laugh together," she added.

The AAP has tools to calculate your child's media time and then establish a family media plan. Basic guidelines are as follows:

Infants:

No baby under 18 months old should be exposed to screen media, other than video chatting with friends and family, the AAP says. Babies need to interact with caregivers and their environment, and not be placed in front of media as a babysitter.

In fact, a study found that even having the TV on in the same room with a baby or toddler negatively impacted their ability to play and interact.

Toddlers:

By the time a baby turns 2 years old, they can learn words from a person on a live video chat and some interactive touchscreens. The chief factor in facilitating a toddler's ability to learn from baby videos and interactive touchscreens, studies show, is when parents watch with them and reteach the content.

Preschoolers:

Children from 3 to 5 years old can benefit from quality TV shows, such as "Sesame Street," the AAP says. A well designed show can improve a child's cognitive abilities, help teach words, and impact their social development.

But the AAP warns that many educational apps on the market aren't developed with input from developmental specialists and can do more harm than good when they take a child away from playtime with caregivers and other children.

And just like toddlers, preschoolers learn much better from any educational materials when they are co-viewed, and the caregiver interacts with the child about the material.

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Senior Data Center Architect (Pre-Sales) - Biloxi

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Requisition Number: 73646 As a  Data Center Architect  you’ll lead discussions with clients around their cloud and data center initiatives. You’ll assist account executives with technical and business guidance on a variety of services and technologies within large enterprise customers. You’ll act as a trusted advisor to customers based on intimate technical knowledge of the customer environment. The DCA has the ability to leverage consulting services, managed services, field services coupled with technology to drive desired business outcomes. What you’ll do at Insight: Build relationships with clients at the manager and director level. Create and implement a solution roadmap and select the right infrastructure and technology platform or product based on in-depth knowledge of one and broad knowledge of other technologies. Ability to lead development of the technical solution or offering, in translating the business needs into technical requirements. Identifies gaps, strategic impacts, financial impacts and the risk profile in the technical solution or offering, and provides technical support." Assist clients with complex projects involved multiple disciples or business units. Recommend to client appropriate technological alternatives. Evaluate new technological developments and how they affect evolving client business requirements. What you’ll need to join Insight: A Bachelor degree from an accredited institution or a minimum of 10+ years’ experience working in a technical role. Minimum of 5 industry and/or product certifications required Excels at leading group client business discussions Solid experience in consultative / complex sales processes Strong written and verbal skills and adept at client presentations Deep knowledge and interest in major public cloud offerings (Microsoft Azure, AWS, OpenStack, DevOps) and related Infrastructure, Platform and Software as a Service capabilities. Insight is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. #LI-US Posting Notes: Boston, MA || Massachusetts (US-MA) || United States (US) || None || None  || US - Boston, MA; US - NYC-36TH ST; US - Philadelphia, PA; US - Washington, DC ||
          

Systems Administrator (Linux/Unix)

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Peraton is looking for a System Administrator  who will be responsible for designing and maintaining multiple Red Hat Linux, Sun Solaris, and HP-UX servers and workstations for varied projects on site.  The position is located at the NASA White Sands Complex in Las Cruces, NM. Peraton is the prime contractor for NASA at the White Sands Complex (WSC) near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Operating here are two functionally identical satellite ground terminals: The White Sands Ground Terminal, and the Second TDRSS Ground Terminal. These ground terminals ensure uninterrupted communications between various ground stations, NASA’s orbiting fleet of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), customer spacecraft (satellites), and the computer systems that support such spacecraft. WSC serves as an interface for distributing satellite data to control centers and scientists who then use the daily influx of data to expand our ever-growing knowledge of the Earth and the universe. What you’ll do… Designs, develops, programs, installs, tests, documents, implements, conducts research for and maintains computer systems and utilities. Analyzes internal or external customer’s needs, and determines equipment and software requirements for solutions to problems by means of automated systems. Develops customized solutions to customer/user problems. Establishes system parameters and formats, ensures hardware and software compatibility, and coordinates and/or modifies user requirements in terms of existing and projected computer capacity and capabilities. Revises existing systems and procedures to correct deficiencies and maintain more effective data handling, conversion, input/output requirements, and storage. Maintains smooth operation of a multi-user computer system, including local area networks. May include setting up user accounts, maintaining documentation and installing system-wide software and allocation of mass storage space. Coordinates electronic office systems activities. Recommends HW/SW purchases and coordinates installation. Trains users. Contributes to the development of policies and monitors policies and standards for allocation and use. Develop and maintain disaster recovery plan for area of responsibility. Carries out responsibilities in compliance within established security guidelines. Additional skillsets and responsibilities: Prior Red Hat Enterprise (RHEL) system administration experience, including RPM patch management (Spacewalk experience a plus) Shell scripting Best practices for system security hardening. Prior Sun Solaris and HP-UX system administration experience, including Operating system patch management PERL or shell scripting Server cluster management Best practices for system security hardening. Knowledge of distributed file systems and disk quota management Experience with MS Windows and RHEL system hardening, patching, and remediation Experience with server monitoring, capacity management, and event alert response Experience with system event log configuration Basic knowledge of packet routing, and firewall maintenance Experience with VMWare product suite, including Experience with MS Project and SharePoint a strong plus Experience with VMWare product suite a strong plus, including: ESXi server infrastructure vCenter configuration and management vMotion configuration and management You’d be a great fit if you have… A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in computer science, or other related science. 1 years’ experience with Linux operating system, including terminal command line familiarity. 1 years’ experience working with cyber (IT) security concepts. The ability to obtain a Secret security clearance. It’d be even better if you have… Completed Security + certification. 1 years' experience with Sun Solaris and/or HP-UX operating systems. Experience, or ability to learn in a large scale, dynamic environment requiring immediate problem response. Experience in root cause analysis. Experience in performing credentialed scans utilizing Tenable Nessus Pro Suite. Experience with Solaris or HP-UX not required, but a plus. What you’ll get… An immediately-vested 401(K) with employer matching Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage Tuition assistance, financing, and refinancing Company-paid infertility treatments Cross-training and professional development opportunities The ability to influence major initiatives. SECURITY CLEARANCE This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.  In order to obtain a clearance you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.
          

Infrastructure Engineer - Chantilly

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Technology is constantly changing and our adversaries are digitally exceeding law enforcement’s ability to keep pace. Those charged with protecting the United States are not always able to access the evidence needed to prosecute crime and prevent terrorism. The Government has trusted in Peraton to provide the technical ability, tools, and resources to bring criminals to justice. In response to this challenge, Peraton is seeking an Infrastructure Engineer to provide proven, industry leading capabilities to our customer. What you’ll do… Provide day-to-day operational maintenance, support, and upgrades for operating systems and servers Perform software installations and upgrades to operating systems and layered software packages Schedule installations and upgrades and maintain them in accordance with established IT policies and procedures Monitor and tune the system to achieve optimum performance levels Ensure workstation/server data integrity by evaluating, implementing, and managing appropriate software and hardware solutions of varying complexities Ensure data/media recoverability by developing and implementing a schedule of system backups and database archive operations Plans and implement the modernization of servers Develop, implement and promote standard operating procedures and schedules Conduct hardware and software audits of workstations and servers to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines Improve automation, configuration management and DevOps processes You’d be a great fit if… You’ve obtained a BS degree and have eight (8) years of relevant experience . However, equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of degree. You have ten (10) years of systems engineering/administration experience You possess five (5) years of experience with virtualization platforms You have five (5) years of experience coordinating activities of technology product and service vendors and leading technical infrastructure design activities You have a current Top Secret security clearance with SCI eligibility and the ability to obtain a polygraph It would be even better if you… Understand high-availability, fail overs, backups, scaling and clustering operational systems Have experience with the following technologies: Windows Networking and Infrastructure Microsoft SQL Server or similar Microsoft PowerShell Configuration management tools (Puppet, Chef) Continuous integration tools (Jenkins, CircleCI) Container orchestration tools (Kubernetes, Docker Hub) Cloud services (AWS, Azure) Linux operating systems (Red Hat, CentOS) Other databases (MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, etc.) SharePoint 2013 DC/OC, Apache, Mesos What you’ll get… An immediately-vested 401(K) with employer matching Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage Tuition assistance, financing, and refinancing Company-paid infertility treatments Cross-training and professional development opportunities Influence major initiatives *This position requires the candidate to have a current Top Secret security clearance and the ability to obtain a polygraph. Candidate must possess SCI eligibility. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.
          

Novel Solar Cells Arrive at International Space Station for Testing

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Five different types of solar cells fabricated by research teams at the Georgia Institute of Technology have arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) to be tested for their power conversion rate and ability to operate in the harsh space environment as part of the MISSE-12 mission. One type of cell, made of low-cost organic materials, has not been extensively tested in space before.

Electronics and Nanotechnology Energy and Sustainable Infrastructure Materials
          

India’s economic growth will be driven by heavy investment in infrastructure, digital economy & job creation in small and medium firms: Dharmendra Pradhan

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Union Minister for Steel Dharmendra Pradhan today said that India’s economic growth will be driven by heavy investment in infrastructure, digital economy and job creation in small and medium firms.
          

Other: Systems Administrator - Sioux City, Iowa

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POSITION OVERVIEW Our growing team needs an experienced Systems Administrator, a collaborative and hands-on technology leader who provides strategic vision and tactical support, maintaining and evolving our integrated IT program. Reporting to the CEO, the IT Director oversees the streamlined operation of the IT department, ensuring it aligns with business objectives. Ideal candidates will plan, coordinate, direct, and design all operational activities of the IT department, as well as provide direction and support for IT solutions that enhance mission-critical business operations. Critical to the continued growth and success of the organization, the positon offers an opportunity for additional advancement accross the greater seven location footprint. SCHEDULE This is a full-time, salaried position with normal business hours however, as a 24/7 contact center, occasional on-call network support could be required. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES Candidates who are well versed in interfacing, security, Internet protocols and server and network infrastructure will be a great fit for this position.   As a ITSM Manager , you are responsible for providing day-to-day administration of Windows servers and application, providing assistance & support to our Managed Services Provider as it pertains to Windows Active Directory & Group Policy Administration. Additional responsibilities for the Systems Administrator position include: Performing system configurations, Software installations, updates, & upgrades to Windows servers, applications, and other infrastructure systems. Providing daily operational support & troubleshooting for server & infrastructure applications Monitoring system performance/availability & taking appropriate proactive steps to maximize uptime Monitoring system security & taking appropriate steps to resolve security breaches & prevent future attacks Working with various IT teams to develop hardware & software specifications for new & upgrades systems Designing, installing, configuring, maintaining, & performing system integration testing of PC/server operating systems Supporting web access & electronic messaging systems while maintaining a secure system environment Providing tier 2 support to the Helpdesk team with tickets, projects, & critical issue resolution Monitoring & controlling applications, servers, & jobs/processes Coordinating with infrastructure to provide high-quality support for new systems, projects, & upgrades Developing & Maintaining SOPs and documentation for all systems & processes Providing systems administration management & support for software & platforms both internal to Mass Markets and hosted by our vendors Engaging vendors to resolve issues with hardware & software problems Other duties as assigned CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS Qualified candidates will be willing to learn new programs, processes and technology. Candidates should be positive, driven and confident individuals that will represent the company and its customers professionally at all times. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 2-3 years documented work experience managing Windows servers, Active Directory, Active Directory Group Policy Objects, Windows File Shares & Security, Microsoft IIS (Internet Information Services) required 2-3 Years documented working experience utilizing anti-virus & other security software tools Documented experience working with and configuring Citrix servers Fundamental understanding of Microsoft SQL Server operations including disaster recovery Experience designing & creating specification documents for servers Demonstrated ability to work on diverse projects simultaneously, requiring detailed analysis, creative/practical problem solving, time management, and sound judgment Ability to self-motivate while operating effectively in a team-oriented and collaborative environment Excellent verbal/written and interpersonal skills COMPENSATION DETAILS NEED AN EMPLOYER THAT VALUES YOUR CONTRIBUTION? At Mass Markets we believe that hard work should pay off, so we make sure that our compensation and rewards are exceptional.  Our people are not just employees; they are our business, our most important resource!  Regular reviews and raises are awarded based on tenure and performance, so our employees make more each year. Employees earn generous paid time off as well as paid holiday’s and paid training opportunities. All employees are eligible for MEC medical plans after 30 days and group medical, dental and vision benefits after 90 days.  Optional Roth IRA retirement accounts, Term Life Insurance and Whole Life Insurance plans are available to all employees each open enrollment period. ABOUT US ABOUT MCI MCI is the Parent Company for the following businesses: Gravis Apps, Mass Markets, OnBrand24, and ValorIP. MCI acquires and operates companies that provide tech-enabled BPO CX services, software applications, and technology to mid-market & enterprise customers. MCI is a multi-faceted tech-enabled business services supplier with a synergetic product and services portfolio and an expert leadership team. Our focus is on the development and delivery of dynamic technology, human capital, and professional services. ()
          

Technology Manager 5 - App Lifecycle Technology Enablement

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Job Description
Important Note: During the application process, ensure your contact information (email and phone number) is up to date and upload your current resume prior to submitting your application for consideration. To participate in some selection activities you will need to respond to an invitation. The invitation can be sent by both email and text message. - In order to receive text message invitations, your profile must include a mobile phone number designated as "Personal Cell" or "Cellular" in the contact information of your application.At Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially. We're looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you'll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience.Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.Wells Fargo Technology sets IT strategy; enhances the design, development, and operations of our systems; optimizes the Wells Fargo infrastructure footprint; provides information security; and enables continuous banking access through in-store, online, ATM, and other channels to Wells Fargo's more than 70 million global customers.The Enterprise Application Portfolio Management (EAPM) group plays a critical role in managing our Application assets, Application competency center and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) policy and processes to ensure robust portfolio management of more than 4,500 applications. - The Application Lifecycle consists of three phases: Sunrise, Maintenance, and Sunset.As a Technology Manager on the Enterprise Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) team within the EAPM organization, you will be responsible for helping lead the ALM Tools and Automation team. This role will be involved with and provide leadership for tools and automation efforts for major ALM initiatives that span the Technology organization. - This Technology Manager will also lead a team responsible for enabling ALM processes across Technology. - This will involve active partnership with stakeholders, multiple levels of leadership, and individual contributors across Technology and business lines to develop and improve processes. - The role will also provide leadership and consulting to stakeholders and impacted areas as they assess and implement changes to meet the processes. - Therefore, the role has a significant need for experience and expertise in areas related to application lifecycle management. - Developing strong partnerships, balancing multiple priorities, providing strong leadership in a changing environment, and driving projects to completion in an efficient manner are all characteristics of a successful candidate in this role.Responsibilities include:
  • Lead technology enablement efforts to implement new tools and automation that will provide partners of ALM and EAPM with the capability to address outstanding needs/issues
  • Define and execute the strategy and plan for technology and tool solutions to enable ALM organization
  • Analyze new tools and the appropriate use of existing tools for our needs within ALM
  • Define, plan, and execute on strategic roadmaps for yearly tools and automation initiatives and programs
  • Provide ownership and maintenance of ALM Workflow tool, SharePoint team sites and Lifecycle Navigator for the Enterprise ALM team
  • Develop, test, and support ALM control processes hosted on SharePoint
  • Build and support an analytics platform to provide our ALM peers with metrics/reporting capabilities
  • -Source data from enterprise SORs to enable reporting and data integration
  • Develop, test, and schedule ongoing reports as well as provide ah-hoc reporting as needed
  • Establish operational objectives, assignments and delegate assignments to team leads
  • Define strategy, operationalize and run ALM Team operations encompassing the following:
    • Centralized Intake, Prioritization and Backlog Management
    • Release Management
    • Council Operations
    • ALM Operations Review
    • ALM and Validation Partners combined Operations Review
    • Establish and run centralized Automation and Innovation function
    • Drive Agile enablement
    • Define the policy mapping from COBIT to build out ALM Maintenance processes; partner with the organization to define, rollout and implement these processes
    • Define training, education and enablement functions for organizational adoption of new processes
    • Build a governance function to ensure alignment to the processes
    • Define reporting to ensure alignment to the policy framework
    • Define ongoing operational needs to enable adherence and execution of processes for the organization
    • Build partnerships across Technology, including working closely with leaders of associated technology standards and processes
    • Provide guidance and mentoring to team leads in the leadership of their teamsAs a Team Member Manager, you are expected to achieve success by leading yourself, your team, and the business. Specifically you will:
      • Lead your team with integrity and create an environment where your team members feel included, valued, and supported to do work that energizes them.
      • Accomplish management responsibilities which include sourcing and hiring talented team members, providing ongoing coaching and feedback, recognizing and developing team members, identifying and managing risks, and completing daily management tasks.The preferred location for this role is Charlotte-NC. - Other locations that can be considered are Chandler-AZ and Minneapolis-MN.

        Required Qualifications
        • 10+ years of technology experience
        • 5+ years of management experience in an IT environment
        • 5+ years of experience with Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) concepts
        • 3+ years of Agile experience

          Desired Qualifications
          • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
          • Ability to interact with all levels of an organization
          • Knowledge and understanding of application lifecycle, from design and development to testing, implementation and production support
          • Knowledge and understanding of software development life cycle (SDLC): all phases and types of testing
          • Ability to manage initiatives related to the following: architecture roadmap that aligns with business strategy and the broader architecture community; hardware and capacity planning, consolidation and rationalization; related emerging technology assessment and incubation
          • Ability to identify root-cause issues/improvement opportunities, and design approaches/programs/products to improve overall quality assurance
          • Strong relationship management skills
          • Leadership skills including the ability to influence effectively in a matrix environment
          • Ability to lead projects/initiatives with high risk and complexity
          • Experience developing improvement processes and implementation strategies
          • Experience identifying inefficiencies, finding opportunities to streamline business processes, and implementing change
          • Outstanding problem solving and decision making skills
          • A BS/BA degree or higher in science or technology

            Job Expectations
            • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

              Street Address
              NC-Charlotte: 1525 W Wt Harris Blvd - Charlotte, NC
              AZ-Chandler: 2600 S Price Rd - Chandler, AZ
              AZ-Chandler: 2700 S Price Rd - Chandler, AZ
              MN-Minneapolis: 255 2nd Ave S - Minneapolis, MN


              Disclaimer

              All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

              Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.
              Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

          

Microsoft Full Stack .NET Developer (App Sys Eng 4)

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Job Description
At Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially. We're looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you'll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience.Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.Wells Fargo Technology sets IT strategy; enhances the design, development, and operations of our systems; optimizes the Wells Fargo infrastructure footprint; provides information security; and enables continuous banking access through in-store, online, ATM, and other channels to Wells Fargo's more than 70 million global customers.This Microsoft Full Stack .NET Developer (App Sys Eng 4) will be responsible for analysis, development, support and maintenance of internally developed application solutions. Qualified candidates will have a strong leadership presence, solid technical background, experience consulting on business solutions as well as creating and maintaining solid relationships with business and technology partners.The EFT Service Operations Technology - Configuration and Vulnerability team is part of the EFT ITforIT Group. We are currently seeking a Application Systems Engineer to join our team in supporting the needs of Wells Fargo, Corporate Technology, and our EFT business partners by providing applications, services, and tools that enable them to deliver simple, safe and sound, innovative and integrated solutions and services to our customers, business partners, and team members. The qualified candidate should have proven experience working with development teams and business partners to develop integrated solutions to meet Line of Business demands. This candidate must be familiar with Wells Fargo procedures and regulations as well as be able to work with multiple project managers, business partners and technology partners to drive for cost effective and efficient solutions. These positions will :---Analyze business requirements, designs and writes technical specifications to design or redesign computer solutions.---Lead work efforts, including assignment of tasks, and provides direction and guidance to less experienced staff.---Develop original and/or complex code or provides coding guidance to less experienced staff.---Assure quality, security and compliance requirements are met for supported area ----Contribute to project and technical documentation.---Act as an escalation point for application support and troubleshooting, provides guidance and direction to less experienced staff in resolution of escalated issues and/or complex production, application or system problems.---Participates in the updating and testing of the business continuation plan---Verify program logic by overseeing the preparation of test data, testing and debugging of programs.---Participate in overall systems testing.---Participate in the migration of applications to production.

Required Qualifications
  • 5+ years of application development and implementation experience
  • 5+ years of application development experience with ASP.NET(C#)
  • 5+ years of Object Oriented experience
  • 3+ years of MS SQL server experience
  • 3+ years of PL/SQL experience
  • 3+ years of application production support experience
  • 2+ years of SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) experience

    Desired Qualifications
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Knowledge and understanding of SDLC (System Development Life Cycle)
    • 3+ years of Web Services experience
    • 3+ years of MVC (Model-View-Controller) Framework experience
    • 3 + years of Team Foundation Server (TFS) experience
    • 3+ years of Telerik Controls experience
    • 2+ years of financial services industry experience
    • A BS/BA degree or higher
    • A BS/BA degree or higher in information technology

      Other Desired Qualifications
      • 2+ years of experience working with QA and other Technology teams within Wells Fargo.
      • 2+ years of agile software development techniques
      • Experience with technology integration and data mapping/transformation technologies
      • Wells Fargo development experience.
      • Understanding of Wells Fargo Hosting offerings.



        Street Address
        NC-Charlotte: 1525 W Wt Harris Blvd - Charlotte, NC
        MN-Minneapolis: 600 S 4th St - Minneapolis, MN
        AZ-Chandler: 2600 S Price Rd - Chandler, AZ


        Disclaimer

        All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

        Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.
        Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

          

Applications Security Champion (Apps Systems Engineer 6)

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Job Description
Important Note: During the application process, ensure your contact information (email and phone number) is up to date and upload your current resume prior to submitting your application for consideration. To participate in some selection activities you will need to respond to an invitation. The invitation can be sent by both email and text message. - In order to receive text message invitations, your profile must include a mobile phone number designated as "Personal Cell" or "Cellular" in the contact information of your application.At Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially. We're looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you'll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience.Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.Wells Fargo Technology sets IT strategy; enhances the design, development, and operations of our systems; optimizes the Wells Fargo infrastructure footprint; provides information security; and enables continuous banking access through in-store, online, ATM, and other channels to Wells Fargo's more than 70 million global customers.We have several openings for Application Security Champions to play an integral part of the Enterprise Application Security Program to formalize and enhance the capability to manage and remediate vulnerabilities identified by our applications and systems. This position is also accountable for implementing processes and practices in support of the Enterprise Application Security Program and champion Information Security best practices. - - -The core responsibilities for this position are:--- Provide technical guidance to developers on discovering and remediating software coding security vulnerabilities.--- Ensure strong progress through side by side work with app managers through key secure coding deliverables.--- Partner with architects and application development teams in secure software design.--- Provide the Secure Software Group (SSG) in Enterprise Information Security (EIS) feedback on information security related processes, tools, and procedures.--- Support communication efforts with application teams.--- Apply knowledge of information security and application development industry trends and technology to drive organizational change and position to properly manage and remediate vulnerabilities.The preferred locations are Minneapolis, MN; Charlotte, NC; Richmond, VA; and Chandler, AZ, however other locations within Wells Fargo footprint locations may be considered.

Required Qualifications
  • 10+ years of application development and implementation experience
  • 10+ years of Information Security Frameworks and standards (FFIEC, NIST, ISO) experience
  • 5+ years of web applications experience
  • 6+ years of SDLC (System Development Life Cycle) experience

    Desired Qualifications
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Configuration Management Tools experience
    • Secure SDLC (System Development Life Cycle) methodologies experience
    • Knowledge and understanding of threat analysis and assessment of potential and current information security risk/threats
    • Knowledge and understanding of security consulting on complex issues related to data access, integrity, confidentiality and business continuity
    • SAST (Static Analysis Software Testing) experience
    • Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)
    • Ability to identify and manage complex issues and negotiate solutions within a geographically dispersed organization
    • A BS/BA degree or higher in information technology

      Other Desired Qualifications
      • Hands-on experience in configuring software tools in various environments.
      • Knowledge and understanding of Fortify Code Analyzer and Checkmarx
      • Knowledge or experience with all or some of the following practices; threat modeling, static analysis, bug bars, attack surface analysis, risk/privacy assessments, dynamic analysis, design requirements.
      • Hands-on experience with application security coding.
      • Application security experience with banking/financial services applications.
      • Project Management / Technical Lead experience



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        AZ-Chandler: 2600 S Price Rd - Chandler, AZ
        NC-Charlotte: 1525 W Wt Harris Blvd - Charlotte, NC
        VA-Glen Allen: 4340 Innslake Dr - Glen Allen, VA
        MN-Minneapolis: 550 South 4th St - Minneapolis, MN


        Disclaimer

        All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

        Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.
        Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

          

Senior Technical Product Manager - Cranston

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Job DescriptionJoin Hired and find your dream job as a Senior Technical Product Manager at one of 10,000+ companies looking for candidates just like you. Companies on Hired apply to you, not the other way around. You''ll receive salary and compensation details upfront? - before the interview - and be able to choose from a variety of industries you''re interested in, to find a job you''ll love in less than 2 weeks. A Senior Technical Product Manager (PM) has a strong technical background that is focused on the more technical aspects of the product; and works closely with the engineering team. With their technical acumen and deeper familiarity with the inner workings of the engineering organization, they are better able to properly assess whether engineering estimates are correct, review technical specifications, architecture and networking plans, and participate in security, scalability and infrastructure activities. This role may also be called upon when it comes to working with third parties, whether it''s evaluating APIs and capabilities, mapping out integration plans or evaluating different technology options. Senior Technical Product Managers are not writing code or creating networking diagrams. Join today because many of our companies are looking for Senior Technical Product Managers with the following types of experiences: Responsibilities Uncover and understand customer needs and translate them into requirements. Ability to work well with internal teams, including developers, engineers, architects, quality assurance and operations. Ensure requirements are fully understood and that implementation plans match expectations. Understand, research and follow technical trends in the industry and in general. Able to assess emerging products and companies to measure their potential value or threat to the company and its products. Make recommendations on which new technologies to invest in or leverage. Follow competitors and conduct capability analysis regularly. Provide internal and customer training on how to use the product. Answer incoming questions about the product and its capabilities. Assess and address technical risks. Understand and analyze data pipelines, algorithms and automated systems. Use database queries to analyze performance indicators, evaluate experiments, etc. Define success criteria for testing and product acceptance. Facilitate creation and maintenance of proper product documentation. Nice to Haves Bachelor''s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering (or similar area of study). Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills for technical teams. 2-5 years of relevant product-related experience. Experience with Oracle, SQL, NOSQL Java, Javascript, REST, EDI, SOAP, React, Agile and Scrum. Strong Object-Oriented Programming Skills. Good understanding of data structures and algorithms. Demonstrated experience executing significant cross-functional projects. Strong analytical skill set and a high degree of proficiency in data mining. Recent experience in a similar Technical Product Manager Job capacity.by Jobble
          

Senior Technical Product Manager - Plymouth

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Job DescriptionJoin Hired and find your dream job as a Senior Technical Product Manager at one of 10,000+ companies looking for candidates just like you. Companies on Hired apply to you, not the other way around. You''ll receive salary and compensation details upfront? - before the interview - and be able to choose from a variety of industries you''re interested in, to find a job you''ll love in less than 2 weeks. A Senior Technical Product Manager (PM) has a strong technical background that is focused on the more technical aspects of the product; and works closely with the engineering team. With their technical acumen and deeper familiarity with the inner workings of the engineering organization, they are better able to properly assess whether engineering estimates are correct, review technical specifications, architecture and networking plans, and participate in security, scalability and infrastructure activities. This role may also be called upon when it comes to working with third parties, whether it''s evaluating APIs and capabilities, mapping out integration plans or evaluating different technology options. Senior Technical Product Managers are not writing code or creating networking diagrams. Join today because many of our companies are looking for Senior Technical Product Managers with the following types of experiences: Responsibilities Uncover and understand customer needs and translate them into requirements. Ability to work well with internal teams, including developers, engineers, architects, quality assurance and operations. Ensure requirements are fully understood and that implementation plans match expectations. Understand, research and follow technical trends in the industry and in general. Able to assess emerging products and companies to measure their potential value or threat to the company and its products. Make recommendations on which new technologies to invest in or leverage. Follow competitors and conduct capability analysis regularly. Provide internal and customer training on how to use the product. Answer incoming questions about the product and its capabilities. Assess and address technical risks. Understand and analyze data pipelines, algorithms and automated systems. Use database queries to analyze performance indicators, evaluate experiments, etc. Define success criteria for testing and product acceptance. Facilitate creation and maintenance of proper product documentation. Nice to Haves Bachelor''s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering (or similar area of study). Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills for technical teams. 2-5 years of relevant product-related experience. Experience with Oracle, SQL, NOSQL Java, Javascript, REST, EDI, SOAP, React, Agile and Scrum. Strong Object-Oriented Programming Skills. Good understanding of data structures and algorithms. Demonstrated experience executing significant cross-functional projects. Strong analytical skill set and a high degree of proficiency in data mining. Recent experience in a similar Technical Product Manager Job capacity.by Jobble
          

From Canada’s Election to Public Action: Beyond the Moral Tumor of Alberta Tar-Sands

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For months during and after Canada’s 2019 federal election campaign, corporate media provided daily frontline news space for non-stop Alberta demands for more tar-sands export infrastructure through British Columbia, as well as discrediting stories on the Trudeau government for questionable

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Senior Technical Product Manager - Brockton

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Job DescriptionJoin Hired and find your dream job as a Senior Technical Product Manager at one of 10,000+ companies looking for candidates just like you. Companies on Hired apply to you, not the other way around. You''ll receive salary and compensation details upfront? - before the interview - and be able to choose from a variety of industries you''re interested in, to find a job you''ll love in less than 2 weeks. A Senior Technical Product Manager (PM) has a strong technical background that is focused on the more technical aspects of the product; and works closely with the engineering team. With their technical acumen and deeper familiarity with the inner workings of the engineering organization, they are better able to properly assess whether engineering estimates are correct, review technical specifications, architecture and networking plans, and participate in security, scalability and infrastructure activities. This role may also be called upon when it comes to working with third parties, whether it''s evaluating APIs and capabilities, mapping out integration plans or evaluating different technology options. Senior Technical Product Managers are not writing code or creating networking diagrams. Join today because many of our companies are looking for Senior Technical Product Managers with the following types of experiences: Responsibilities Uncover and understand customer needs and translate them into requirements. Ability to work well with internal teams, including developers, engineers, architects, quality assurance and operations. Ensure requirements are fully understood and that implementation plans match expectations. Understand, research and follow technical trends in the industry and in general. Able to assess emerging products and companies to measure their potential value or threat to the company and its products. Make recommendations on which new technologies to invest in or leverage. Follow competitors and conduct capability analysis regularly. Provide internal and customer training on how to use the product. Answer incoming questions about the product and its capabilities. Assess and address technical risks. Understand and analyze data pipelines, algorithms and automated systems. Use database queries to analyze performance indicators, evaluate experiments, etc. Define success criteria for testing and product acceptance. Facilitate creation and maintenance of proper product documentation. Nice to Haves Bachelor''s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering (or similar area of study). Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills for technical teams. 2-5 years of relevant product-related experience. Experience with Oracle, SQL, NOSQL Java, Javascript, REST, EDI, SOAP, React, Agile and Scrum. Strong Object-Oriented Programming Skills. Good understanding of data structures and algorithms. Demonstrated experience executing significant cross-functional projects. Strong analytical skill set and a high degree of proficiency in data mining. Recent experience in a similar Technical Product Manager Job capacity.by Jobble
          

RF and Data Technician

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Take your career to the next level with . We offer jobs with Fortune 1000 companies nationwide AND invest in your career development through our generous, annual training contribution. * * * Contract to Hire Opportunity * * * We are seeking an experienced Level II RF and Data Field Services Technician to perform a variety of skilled technical work in configuration, maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of telecommunications physical, data link, and network layer systems and associated equipment. Duties are performed in a highly customer orientated organization where the exercise of excellent customer service and teamwork is paramount. Operating, monitoring, and servicing multiple communications devices in specialty networks. Diagnose and test voice, data, and specialty (RF) network infrastructure. Expectations include: the ability to perform unsupervised installations, conduct independent system level troubleshooting, proficiency on varied specialty systems. VSAT experience is required. Overview:Functions as a Level II Voice and Data Technician with additional RF experience and additional specific training and/or with additional site-specific knowledge. Works with other third party supplied personnel engaged in the installation, maintenance, and repair of voice, data, and RF equipment. Tracks and manages the assets of the voice, data, and RF network. Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
  • Ability to install, maintain, configure, and troubleshoot communication transmission systems e.g., microwave, radio, satellite, fiber, cable - includes in-house and vendor supplied services
  • Ability to interface control networks (e.g., SCADA) with client network
  • Understanding of wireless infrastructure transmission characteristics
  • Skilled practitioner of the methods, tools, equipment and materials used in RF equipment testing, repair, and maintenance
  • Demonstrated and proven ability specifically in RF test equipment functions Planning / Organization Skills:
    • Highly skilled in prioritizing to effectively meet daily work demands
    • Ability to maintain, configure, and troubleshoot access and distribution switches
    • Must have knowledge of MAC and IP addressing (broadcast, unicast, multicast), switch operating systems, and basic understanding of spanning tree functions
    • Ability to maintain, configure, and troubleshoot traditional telephony components
    • Ability to maintain, configure, and troubleshoot VoIP end points and voicemail accounts
    • Ability to manage hardware requirements including staging, testing, installation, configuration, maintenance, and decommissioning of components applicable to area of responsibility
    • Ability to document infrastructure configuration, changes, and design components in order to facilitate effective management of the infrastructure and ensure accuracy of the infrastructure information (e.g. components, version numbers, supplier information, history, location, status, component relationships, and asset information)
    • Understanding of infrastructure cabling, i.e. fiber, copper, and coax
    • Fully understands the hardware means of sending and receiving data on a carrier, including defining cables, cards, and physical aspects
    • Basic knowledge of TCP/IP protocol suite
    • Ability to detect, record, investigate, and diagnose events which cause disruption or reduction in quality or service level - includes incident monitoring, tracking, communication, resolution, and recovery
    • Skilled practitioner of the methods, tools, equipment, and materials used in telecommunications equipment testing, repair, and maintenance
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
    • Communication Skills:
      • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
      • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees
      • Planning / organization skills and proficiency in prioritizing to effectively meet daily work demands
      • Ability to cultivate positive and cooperative working relationships with others Safe Work Practices:
        • Create and update job safety analysis (JSA) documents
        • Ability to pass fit-for-duty requirements W2 only, no Corp to Corp. We are unable to sponsor H1B visas at this time. ** Supports Equal Employment Opportunity** , a division of CompuCom Systems, Inc., a global company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, provides IT staffing services and solutions to Fortune 1000 companies as well as small and medium business. For more information, visit . - provided by Dice
          

Chat about Systems Engineer, Development, Support Engineer Opportunities with AWS

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The AWS Intelligence Initiative is hiring for a unique opportunity working with some of the best and brightest engineers and technical leaders, while breaking new ground for U.S. Government agencies by delivering agile software services and infrastructure. Our training and onboarding program provides a 12-month opportunity of deep technical training and onboarding including classroom sessions, hands-on exposure and working side by side with top AWS Engineers across multiple of AWS' most popular products. Our career pathways give Engineers exposure to AWS products by offering key project work while rotating through teams across the organization resulting in an opportunity to join one of the engineering teams as a top pioneering Amazonian. If you are passionate about the potential of cloud computing, and about building simple and elegant software solutions while being able to obtain a U.S. Government Clearance apply for a role on our team.

We're looking for candidates for the following roles inSeattle, WA and/or Herndon, VA:
  • Support Engineers
  • Systems Engineers
  • Systems Development Engineers
  • Systems Analysts

    *Please note that all interested candidates must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a security clearance*

    If you're interested in learning more about ouropportunities or what we are building on these teams, start a chat today with our team!

    All chats are text-based and we are primarily based on theEast Coast (9-5pm ET). We may not respond right away but you can expect a response fromus within 24 hours of receiving your message (except weekends). You will receive an email notification/text alert when we respond so that we can continue the chat here on this page. Associated topics: equipment, infrastructure, ip, maintenance, network, satcom, satellite, system engineer, system specialist, technician
          

Software Development Engineer - Region Build - Relocation Available - 888535-0 (Elizabeth,NJ)

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DESCRIPTION

Have questions about this role? Start a chat with the recruiter today!



Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world leader in providing a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world!

Passionate about building, owning and operating massively scalable systems? Experienced in building and leading teams of highly competent software engineers? Want to make a billion-dollar impact? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

The Team: We're an agile, independent team working to build a brand new AWS product. This team is redefining the way AWS designs, builds and operates regions. We deliver products by working backwards from unique customer requirements for broader applicability to AWS' global regions.

We are in search of an experienced Software Developer to develop critical products for our customers, and offer excellent technical support. Developers at Amazon work on real world problems on a global scale, own systems end-to-end, and influence the direction of our technology that impacts hundreds of millions of customers around the world. Join a team of passionate, customer obsessed developers that think big and have fun.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
Bachelor's Degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering or related field.
1-2+ years experience developing prototypes for each phase of development, from startup through launch and beyond.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

3+ years of professional experience with modern programming languages (eg. Java, JavaScript, C/C++) and open-source technologies (Linux, Spring)
3+ years of professional experience designing and developing large-scale, distributed software applications, tools, systems and services using such as Java, C#, or C++, and Object-Oriented Design.
Experience developing software services and knowledge of design for scalability, performance and reliability
Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases
Experience in communicating with end users, technical teams and senior management to collect requirements, define software product features, technical designs and product strategy
Ability to synthesize requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and facilitate engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines.
Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, continuous deployments, testing and operations
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of computer networking and information security
Demonstrated ability to mentor junior software engineers in all aspects of their engineering skill-sets
2+ years of AWS experience
Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role
Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

*Please email AWS Sourcing Recruiter, Scott Korkowski (...@amazon.com) if you have questions.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.

**For more information on Amazon Web Services, please visit

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Seattle, Washington

Software Development Associated topics: algorithm, application, backend, back end, developer, devops, matlab, software developer, software engineer, sw
          

Chat with Scott about Senior Software Development Engineer - Relocation Available - 4545849-0

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I'm Scott and I'm a sourcing recruiter with AWS! Interested or have questions? Start a chat with me today! All chats are text-based and I'm based on the East Coast (9-5pmET). I may not respond right away but you can expect a response from me within 24 hours of receiving your message (except weekends).

JOB ID: 874967

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world leader in providing a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world!

Passionate about building, owning and operating massively scalable systems? Experienced in building and leading teams of highly competent software engineers? Want to make a billion-dollar impact? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

The Team: We're an agile, independent team working to build a brand new AWS product. We need developers who are capable of breaking down and solving complex problems. This team will have the opportunity to work on highly visible projects that directly impact hundreds of other teams at Amazon.

Developers at Amazon work on real world problems on a global scale, own their systems end-to-end, and influence the direction of our technology that impacts hundreds of millions customers around the world. Join a team of super smart, customer obsessed developers that think big and have fun.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

4+ years of professional software development experience
3+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Mater's Degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience
Strong knowledge of Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
Knowledge of, at least, one modern programming language such as C, C++, Java, or Perl
Experience developing complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project
Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs
Experiencing mentoring junior software development engineers and driving engineering excellence
Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role
Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

*Please email AWS Sourcing Recruiter, Scott Korkowski (...@amazon.com) if you have questions.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.

**For more information on Amazon Web Services, please visit

This role will sit in our new headquarters in Northern Virginia, where Amazon will invest $2.5 billion dollars, occupy 4 million square feet of energy efficient office space, and create at least 25,000 new full-time jobs. Our employees and the neighboring community will also benefit from the associated investments from the Commonwealth including infrastructure updates, public transportation improvements, and new access to Reagan National Airport.

By working together on behalf of our customers, we are building the future one innovative product, service, and idea at a time. Are you ready to embrace the challenge? Come build the future with us. Associated topics: architect, backend, c, design pattern, java, lead, maven, senior software developer, senior software engineer, software engineer lead
          

Network Security Engineer, Senior with Security Clearance

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BRIEF DESCRIPTION: The Network Security Engineer, Senior applies expertise and work experience using network technologies to perform network engineering security assessments on AF Enterprise information technology. Providing mission cyber support for HQ Air Force Air Combat Control (HQ ACC) in analytical cyber security assessments and recommendations to include analysis and technical assessments. Clearance Level: Must possess an active Top Secret clearance Certification Requirement: CCNP at minimum; CCIE preferred Location : On-site at Langley AFB VA Mon- Fri Essential Duties & Responsibilities: The Network Security Engineer, Senior analyzes network topologies, hardware lists, software lists, and network configuration files to provides recommendations to Cyber Risk Analysts, SMEs, and SCA-Rs that are used in independent analysis or incorporated into cybersecurity risk assessments: * Determine network insecurities and attack surface based on analysis of network topologies and configuration files. * Evaluate effectiveness of proposed mitigations. * Recommend engineering changes to mitigate cyber risk. * Contributes to recommendations on network processes and methodologies to assess cybersecurity risk on information technology within the SCA's appointed authorization boundary. * Works with other Cyber Risk Analysts, SMEs, and SCA-Rs to ensure that all network related cybersecurity analysis and cybersecurity risk assessments are completed with time and quality standards established by Division leadership and Task Manager. * Determine system vulnerabilities and residual risk based on analysis of technical artifacts, interviews, and evaluation of current system state. * Evaluates effectiveness of proposed mitigations. Education and Experience: BS in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems or equivalent required. Degrees may be substituted with additional 6 years of experience: * 5+ years of experience in cyber risk assessment of HQ ACC systems or experience with networking technologies utilized in AFNET or ACC systems * Network technologies include, but not limited to, routers, switches, firewalls, cross-domain solutions, and virtualized network devices * Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Outlook * Federal contracting experience required * Be able to multi-task in a tight deadline mission critical environment * Able to converse effectively both orally and in writing up and down the chains of command Why Sev1Tech? Sev1Tech LLC, a fast growing consulting, engineering, and IT technical services provider to the Federal Government and Commercial marketplace, puts employees first with competitive salaries and benefits. With regional headquarters in Virginia and Colorado, Sev1Tech provides IT, engineering, and program management consulting services. We enable organizations to drive innovation in the public and private sectors, keep the economy moving forward and safeguard the country. Sev1Tech provides program management and acquisition support for the world's toughest challenges, build and optimize some of the nation's most advanced IT systems and help sustain critical infrastructure operations for global leaders. Sev1Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. Sev1Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected cla
          

Info Security Engineer 4- Compliance/Reporting/Remediation

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Job Description
Important Note: During the application process, ensure your contact information (email and phone number) is up to date and upload your current resume prior to submitting your application for consideration. To participate in some selection activities you will need to respond to an invitation. The invitation can be sent by both email and text message. In order to receive text message invitations, your profile must include a mobile phone number designated as ?Personal Cell? or ?Cellular? in the contact information of your application. At Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers? financial needs and help them succeed financially. We?re looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you?ll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience. Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you. Wells Fargo Technology sets IT strategy; enhances the design, development, and operations of our systems; optimizes the Wells Fargo infrastructure footprint; provides information security; and enables continuous banking access through in-store, online, ATM, and other channels to Wells Fargo?s more than 70 million global customers. The Network Security team is looking for a strong Firewall engineer with a compliance and support background to join our Infrastructure Engineering Team. The Engineer who will be responsible for Firewall compliance review, remediation, action planning, and reporting. This individual will help with Skybox reporting setup and delivery, firewall log reviews and reporting, and reviewing activities performed against our infrastructure. Will eventually be responsible for doing control testing and ensuring tools are doing what they need.

Required Qualifications
  • 5+ years of information security applications and systems experience
  • 3+ years of audit, regulatory compliance or risk management experience
  • 1 + year of Networking experience
  • 1+ year of Firewall experience
  • 5+ years of experience working with information security controls and deployments in a production environment
  • 1+ years of experience delivering complex enterprise wide information technology solutions
  • 4+ years of information security log management system experience
  • 4+ years of Information Security reporting and analysis experience
  • 2+ years of Splunk experience
  • 2 + years of experience with technical project coordination associated with PC, server and network deployments
  • 5+ years of information security vulnerability assessment experience

    Desired Qualifications
    • Advanced Information Security technical skills
    • Ability to manage complex issues and develop solutions
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • 1+ year of Python experience

      Job Expectations
      • Flexibility to frequently be on call beyond normal working hours
      • Ability to work on call as assigned

        Disclaimer

        All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

        Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.
        Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.


        Company Description:

        Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo---s vision is to satisfy our customers--- financial needs and help them succeed financially. With approximately 261,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 29 on Fortune---s 2019 rankings of America---s largest corporations. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.--Wells Fargo has been helping military members and veterans succeed financially for nearly 170 years. Throughout the years, Wells Fargo has supported military members and veterans through initiatives to recruit and retain team members, and through foundation donations, countless volunteer hours, and event sponsorship.
          

Systems Administrator

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Systems Administrator * Job Tracking ID: ******-****** * Job Location: Chantilly, VA * Job Level: Any * Level of Education: Any * Job Type: Full-Time/Regular * Date Updated: August 26, 2019 * Years of Experience: Not Applicable * Starting Date: August 26, 2019 facebook LinkedIn Twitter Email Job Description: The successful candidate will provide platform operations and maintenance (O & M) support for Windows Active Directory environments. Typical responsibilities will include: - O & M of multiple enterprise Windows Active Directory environments and support of the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) used to deliver desktop environments to the user base - Troubleshoot server issues, manage print servers, and perform escalation support and performance monitoring - Provide dedicated support for troubleshooting of platform issues and user questions; work with users to resolve tickets - Schedule, plan, and implement system upgrades for multiple environments - Patch and maintain infrastructure systems to be compliant with security scans - Work with engineering to improve the supportability of the domains and maintain the application delivery systems - Configure and maintain the domain certificate infrastructure, print services, and group policies - Provide direct support to other Server Infrastructure teams and cross train to alleviate single points of failure and meet ongoing responsibilities - Investigate, evaluate, and recommend other viable hardware and software solutions as appropriate; identify efficiency opportunities - Interpret and implement system standards, process, and security specifications to maintain organizational IT standards - Provide formal documentation and status reports to fulfill organizational compliance requirements and to serve as reference material for other teams Experience and Skills: Required Qualifications: * Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field and 4+ years of experience in system administration; if no degree, 6+ years experience in system engineering or related field. * 4+ years of Windows Systems Administration experience * Hands-on experience with Windows 2012R2 * Knowledge of and experience with application delivery solutions * Experience supporting a medium sized (-500) user environment * Possess strong troubleshooting, problem solving, and verbal/written communication skills. Desired Qualifications: * Experience with VMware Horizon View * Experience with LANDesk * Experience with user and server certificates * Experience maintaining system security plans * Ability to lead technical teams to success Ian, Evan & Alexander Corporation (IEA) is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
          

Extension Outreach Associate, Research and Fellowships

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EXTENSION OUTREACH ASSOCIATE, RESEARCH AND FELLOWSHIPS - ****** College of Agricultural Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) University of Illinois Extension University of Illinois Extension is seeking creative and motivated individuals to join the inaugural team of a newly launched Extension and Public Engagement Connection Center (EPECC) at University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. EPECC will work to strengthen university connections across the state in a way that builds reciprocal and collaborative partnerships via the deeply rooted Extension network, which serves more than 1.3 million program participants each year. EPECC staff will provide leadership within a talented network of professionals to re-imagine the land-grant university through public impact-focused research, teaching, and outreach. The Extension Outreach Associate, Research and Fellowships serves as a full time, 12 month academic professional directly reporting to the EPECC Coordinator. The Outreach Associate s primary responsibilities are to provide oversight, develop and evaluate all grant and fellowship programs within EPECC, supporting the mission of the University of Illinois Extension. One full-time position is available. Location: Champaign-Urbana Campus The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit ************************** . To learn more about the University s commitment to diversity, please visit ***************************************** . This is a security-sensitive position. Comprehensive background checks, including but not limited to a criminal conviction information check, a CANTS check, and a review of the Registered Sex Offender list, will be conducted. Specific responsibilities of the Extension Outreach Associate, Research and Fellowships are as follows: Fellowship Development and Outreach Oversee and aid in the development of all Extension and Public Engagement Connection Center (EPECC) fellowship programs. Identify and liaise with state host agency officials; draft and publish Requests for Applications and other announcements; organize and lead key workshops; and work with financial personnel on pre-and post-award administration of fellowships. Establish, maintain and nurture connections with state representatives to secure interest in and support for hosting fellows. Advertise opportunities for fellowships and collect applications, both among potential hosts and to interested fellowship candidates. Develop processes for the review and selection of fellowship finalists. Establish relationships and coordinate with diverse state fellowship hosts to understand logistical and scheduling constraints, and develop an optimal schedule for annual state fellowship program. Coordinate with hosts and fellows in state fellowship program to obtain adequate mentoring and project plans. Consult and coordinate with the Public Relations and Government Affairs Coordinator as needed. Research Development and Outreach Oversee and aid in the development of all Extension and Public Engagement Connection Center (EPECC) research grant programs. Liaise with Extension and University of Illinois officials; draft and publish Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and announcements; recruit and host a review panel to evaluate proposals; and work with financial personnel on pre- and post-award administration of grants. Advise and make recommendations to the EPECC Coordinator to ensure the highest quality of research is funded throughout the state using a competitive peer-review process. Develop and implement a proposal and reporting portal to allow proposal submission, and manage submissions within this system. Advise principal investigators (PIs) on project-specific and technical problems and on how to address these in their proposals; contact the PIs to discuss the fate of their proposal submissions. Partner with Extension leadership, the Campus Extension Administrators Team, and supporting partners to develop and establish proposal submission and review requirements for each funding opportunity. Evaluation and Research Analyze, evaluate and oversee the preparation of scientific information and documentation used in the preparation of the RFPs, review and selection process. Manage the scientific review and evaluation process for all proposals submitted to the program, including securing review panel evaluation of scientific merit and interpretation, and selection of all outside reviews. Assess program's effectiveness, and recommend changes to program's content, policies and procedures accordingly. Maintain and develop scientific and outreach expertise and familiarity in the latest applied research developments in all program areas funded by the program through special training courses, attending conferences, and scientific literature. Work with program leadership to identify and pursue funding opportunities and revenue streams. Participate in the program budgeting and accounting processes to support and evaluate financial infrastructure of program. Organizational Leadership Organize and lead the annual state fellows matching workshop that pairs hosts with finalist candidates. Represent the research and/or fellowship programs at state and national meetings, including presenting program accomplishments through presentations and/or fielding questions regarding the various research and/or fellowship activities. Serve on committees representing the program, participating in short term and long term planning. Develop content, organize and run annual meetings (agenda setting, speaker/panel composition and invitation, drafting technical or background information). Assign work and responsibilities for various aspects of meeting implementation (invitation, venue and accommodations reservation, agenda, name cards, parking, catering, hosting socials, travel reimbursement) to appropriate staff. Represent Extension as a whole and in individual projects at funding agencies and advisory bodies by describing or addressing questions pertaining to the program and the projects. Participate, as appropriate, in activities in support of Extension s broader mission, including at Extension state, regional, and national network meetings. Other Information Comply with all University of Illinois Extension Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity policies and guidelines in all aspects of Extension work; assists Unit staff with data collection for Affirmative Action, Gender, and Targeted reports. Local, regional and (limited) statewide travel required; personal transportation required. To perform the functions of this position, the employee will be required to perform work both within an office and outside in the communities that are served, and must have the capability to travel from one location to the other in a timely fashion. Employee is responsible for securing personal transportation. A valid driver s license is preferred. Some work will be required during evenings and/or weekends. When working, the employee may be exposed to a variety of environmental factors to include, but not limited to, hot or cold weather, exposure to noise and allergens, and uneven ground. In performing the functions of this position, the employee may be subjected to various mental and physical demands as well to include, but not limited to, independently traveling to and performing work at different locations, lifting and moving items that may occasionally weigh up to forty (40) pounds and frequently weigh up to twenty (20) pounds, and twisting, pushing and pulling movements. More detailed information regarding the functions of this position (including the physical, mental and environmental requirements of the position) may be obtained from Human Resources for the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) by contacting ******************** . Administrative Relationship The Extension Outreach Associate, Research and Fellowships is administratively responsible to the Coordinator, Extension and Public Engagement Connection Center. Qualifications Required: A Master s of Science degree. Candidates with a Master s degree in progress may be considered for interviews, but degree must be completed by hire date. Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in project management related to scientific research. Preferred: Academic background and experience in one or more of Extension s priority issue areas is preferred: Food; Economy; Environment; Community; and Health. Demonstrated experience with research proposal and fellowship application administration; experience working outside of academic research in fields of science application, management or administration. Experience with legislative processes and/or state government. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: (REQUIRED) Proven strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; Evidence of ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results. Knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices; Demonstrated capacity to read, comprehend and interpret scientific proposals; Strong ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills. Knowledge of Illinois state legislative offices and agencies roles and operations. (PREFERRED) Mission of UIE, the land-grant system, and University of Illinois policies and procedures. Additional Information The position is a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure, academic professional position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date on the Champaign-Urbana campus, with some travel to county offices across the Illinois Extension network. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Generous vacation and sick leave. State Universities Retirement System. Group health, dental, vision and life insurance. Application Procedure To apply, go to ****************************** . Log in to your account and upload a cover letter and resume as well the names and contact information of three professional references. Resume dates must be in month/year format and employment history, at a minimum, should include all work dating back to the completion of your undergraduate degree. Positions that were less than full-time/100% must be noted as being part-time. Transcripts may be requested at a later date. To receive full consideration, all requested application materials must be submitted via the online system by the close date of November 21, 2019 . For further information about the position, please contact Deborah Seiler at ********************* . For technical assistance with the online application process, please email *****************.
          

0237 - Spécial Certification

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Pour célébrer le 15ème anniversaire de notre podcast, nous avons concocté une émission spéciale sur les certifications Microsoft. Nous discutons avec quatre informaticiens qui ont acceptées de partager leurs motivations à passer les examens. Comment ils se sont préparés? Quel est leur opinion des examens et leur trucs et astuces.

 

Ces quatre informaticiens sont les suivants:

 

Louis Turmel est passionné par les nouvelles technologies. L'optimisation, l'automatisation, l'augmentation de la qualité et l'opérationnalisation ont toujours fait partie intégrante de ses préoccupations. L'avènement du DevOps est depuis quelques années une révélation qui s'est transformer en passion, ce qui lui a permis de recentrer sa carrière en tant que consultant DevOps, afin de pouvoir tirer profit de la variété d'expérience acquise aux cours des 16 dernières années.


Stephane Lapointe est un spécialiste en solutions Cloud qui possède plus de 20 ans d’expérience avec les technologies Microsoft. Il travaille chez ShareGate en tant que spécialiste en solutions Cloud. Il est très passionné par tout ce qui touche Microsoft Azure, l’automatisation, la pratique DevOps et l’automatisation de toute sorte à l’aide de PowerShell. Très impliqué dans la communauté MSDEVMTL à Montréal où il est coorganisateur du groupe Azure, il est aussi un Microsoft Azure MVP & Advisor.


Vlad Catrinescu est un consultant SharePoint et Office 365 spécialisé dans les déploiements des infrastructures SharePoint, SharePoint Online ainsi que les déploiements hybrides. En tant qu’auteur, Microsoft Certified Trainer et conférencier international, Vlad a aidé des centaines de milliers d’utilisateurs et administrateurs à tirer le meilleur profit de SharePoint.


Michel Perfetti, marseillais d'origine, est directeur technique chez Cellenza. Il travaille depuis 2006 sur les problématiques d'industrialisation du développement logiciel avec l’outillage Microsoft. Michel est fortement impliqué dans la communauté parisienne des développeurs Microsoft et, à ce titre, il reçoit la reconnaissance MVP depuis 2006. Michel intervient en tant que consultant sur des problématiques d'architecture ou développement ainsi que des problématiques liées aux méthodologies de travail et l'agilité.

 

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Regional Vice President - VP - Human Resources

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Company in the HealthCare sector.
  • Partner with care site, medical group and system services leadership in a strategic manner regarding Human Resources issues and activities.-- Oversee implementation and coordinates policies and programs for care sites, medical groups and business units consistent with policy guidelines established by company, including employment, positive employee/labor relations, wage and salary administration, orientation and training, placement, safety and health, benefits and associate services.
  • Collaborate with management and other system service functions on the resolution of complex provider, employee and labor relations issues, including performance management, disciplinary, compliance and licensure issues, and various harassment investigations.
  • Provide highly advanced guidance and recommendations for work force planning.-- Assist leadership in the assessment of the talent needs, real time monitoring of the local employment market, nurturing internal talent for career advancement, having a presence in the local employment market to keep company as top of mind as the Employer of Choice, overseeing the candidate's on site interview experience and holding leaders accountable for workforce planning, interviewing and retention programs.
  • Design, implement and monitor efforts to enhance employee engagement, foster a culture of safety, high reliability and the best patient experience.-- Design infrastructure and tools to support leaders and teams in achieving Strategic Plans through associate productivity and engagement.--
  • Actively monitor and engage with leadership to forecast attrition rates, create strategies/interventions to enhance retention and coach leaders on complex matters related to associate retention.----
  • Partner with care site leadership in fostering the cultural attributes that support company's mission, community needs and the associate's passion for working in health care.
  • Assess and anticipate human resource issues and communicate proactively with local leadership and System Services Human Resources leadership.
    • Bachelor's degree in business or Human Resources; MBA or relevant business experience working with senior leadership at a strategic level.
    • Experience in union and non-union environments.
    • Minimum of 5 years working in healthcare and complex matrixed reporting relationships; with a minimum of 2 years at the Director or Vice President level.
    • Minimum of 5 years of progressive professional experience in business and Human Resources.
          

Production Maintenance Electrician 3 - Night Shift

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. On our schedule rotation of 3 nights on and 2 nights off; 2 nights on and 3 nights off - you'll work 15 nights a month and get paid for the whole thing! These production maintenance technicians are responsible for providing an intermediate level of expertise in installing, programming, troubleshooting, servicing and documenting the electrical and controls needs of process / production equipment in an industrial environment. Must have the ability to maintain, improve, and participate in developing control systems, programming ladder logic / PLCs (Allen Bradley, Siemens, GE, Fanuc, MicroLogix, ControlLogix, and PLC-5) and HMI. Works with Allen Bradley Controls and instrumentation such as thermocouples and transducers, as well as primary voltages up to and including 480v. The Production Maintenance Electrician 3 must have the ability to identify and correct any safety-related issues and perform independent equipment evaluations to identify potential equipment failures. General Maintenance of equipment will also be required. Responsibilities: Diagnoses, troubleshoots, maintains, and repairs manufacturing process / production machines, robots, automation equipment and related electrical equipment, such as electrical control circuits from 24v up to and including 480v AC, electro-mechanical test devices, instrumentation devices, PLCs / ladder logic controllers, and variable frequency drives as necessary. Calibrates instrumentation equipment and controls for optimum performance. Support the procurement of spare parts. Identifies and documents cost savings. Utilizes strong mechanical and electrical skills in order to complete assignments. Performs preventive maintenance on process/production equipment as scheduled in the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). Responds and provides service and feedback to the customer on all work orders while assuring compliance to codes, regulations and industry standards. Recommends measures to improve maintenance methods and equipment performance. Safely performs functions of the position including following proper safety guidelines such as job hazard analysis and lockout/tag out procedures and wearing PPE as required. Operates various measuring, diagnostic and testing instruments to help provide energy efficiency solutions. Operates a variety of equipment such as hand tools, laptop computers and diagnostic hardware to perform work. Maintains a strict schedule in order to be successful in the assignment, yet demonstrates flexibility in the day-to-day activities and scheduling for the benefit of the customer . Other duties as assigned by Manager or Supervisor. For more information, please contact Stephen Senkowski at *************************** or ************ ! Within AECOM, our group provides facilities and production maintenance services for our clients' industrial, manufacturing, distribution, pharmaceutical, and commercial sites worldwide. We run our own crews of Production Maintenance Techs, CNC Service Techs, Automation Techs, Industrial Electricians, Maintenance Mechanics, Industrial HVAC Techs, Logistics / Crib Management, Planner/ Schedulers, Supervisors and safety professionals inside our customers' facilities to keep their infrastructure operating smoothly. These are full-time, regular positions with AECOM that offer competitive pay and a full benefits package, including Medical, Dental & Vision insurance 3 weeks of accrued Paid Time Off per calendar year 401k plan with 3% company match Employee discounts And much more - And your benefits start the same day you do! Check us out at ************************************************ ! Come join our team! PEOHR Minimum Requirements High School diploma or demonstrated equivalent. Three years of experience performing electrical maintenance on industrial manufacturing process / production equipment, or demonstrated equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to work in an aerial lift or scissor lift at heights up to 30 feet or higher. Additional Information: Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test. This position may require a valid Driver's License. This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization. This position will require the ability to obtain a security access badge at our client's location. This position may require various shifts, weekends, and alternative work schedules. Physical Requirements: Requires the ability to regularly lift up to 50 lbs. Requires the ability to regularly climb extension ladders, roof ladder, stepladders, and stairs at least 10 times during shift. Requires the flexibility to bend/stoop, squat repetitive during shift. Requires the ability to regularly kneel repetitive for shift. Requires the ability to move in a 90-degree fashion on a repetitive basis for shift. Requires the ability to stretch/reach on a repetitive basis for shift. Requires the ability to walk extensively throughout the plant during shift. Requires the use of a Company/Client approved utility knife. Requires the ability to differentiate colors pertaining to wire color-coding. Some tasks will require repetitive wrist movement. Special Requirements: Wear steel toe safety shoes, safety glasses, gloves, hard hats and other Personal Protective Equipment as needed. Cope with demands (stressors) that are associated with the job and/or the work environment so that acceptable levels of performance and overall contribution are maintained Preferred Qualifications Associates Degree in Industrial Electrical, Industrial Technology, or related skilled trade program. NFPA-70E Training. Experience troubleshooting CNC Machine tools and controls. Experience with robotic systems and controls (Fanuc, ABB, etc.). Experience troubleshooting and repairing components up to 480v 3 phase. Experience troubleshooting 4-20mA and 0-10v circuits. Experience troubleshooting, diagnosing, repairing PLCs, such as Allen Bradley, Fanuc etc. Experience using RS Logix, MicroLogix, ControlLogix and PLC-5 Software. Experience troubleshooting and diagnosing VFDs. Experience calibrating testing equipment. Experience utilizing a CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System). Other Attributes: Must be willing to work overtime when required. May be required to work holidays and weekends What We Offer When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to make amazing happen in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours. Job Category Maintenance Business Line Management Services Business Group Management Services Group (MS) Country United States of America Position Status Full-Time Requisition/Vacancy No. ******BR Clearance Required No Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
          

Electrical Engineer

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Electrical Engineer SHE****** This position description is subject to change at any time as needed to meet the requirements of the program or company POSITION SUMMARY: Prepares project design drawings, specifications, schedules and cost estimates for facility and infrastructure projects for construction. Responsible for ensuring project designs meet customer's requirements and adhere to all applicable code requirements and industry standards. Directs inspectors in construction management activities and solves construction issues as they arise. Provides leadership and mentoring to junior engineers. Develops engineering standards for installation facilities construction. Develops and champions the installation's goal to provide quality facilities. Evaluates plans/criteria and completes special analyses supporting efforts accomplished by others. Provides technical expertise on a variety of engineering activities. Liases with customers and supervisors to plan, manage, design, and supervise the construction of projects. MAJOR JOB ACTIVITIES: 1. Determine work classification of project scope and work with contract programmer on issues arising from such determinations. 2. Develop plans for installation of systems, utilization of facilities, or construction of structures that comply with programmed scope and costs. Draft/supervise drafting of detailed plans and construction documents. Assure drawings are prepared in compliance with appropriate drawing (tri-service) standards. 3. Complies with AFI 32-1023, in additional to specific contractual guidance in accomplishment of design services. Prepares facility project designs to account for all known conditions and constraints, to allow for maximum flexibility, and to ensure adherence to all building codes, regulatory laws and safety standards as contractually defined. Completes thorough design analyses on projects and studies, conceptual designs, schematic designs (with cost estimates) and design development documentation, providing a complete and accurate design for all elements of projects. Provides designs compliant with all applicable building, fire, safety and handicapped accessibility codes; regulatory laws, UFC, AF directives and base standards. Coordinates and documents the complete design process and ensures designs incorporate uniformity of building materials and utility distribution systems that are compliant with Sheppard AFB standards. Confer with customer/supervisor to determine project details, such as scope of work, timing of work, phasing requirements, plan preparation, acceptance issues, special conditions, or other matters. 4. Determine material quantities, labor requirements and other factors, and such information in preparing detailed, accurate projections of construction costs. Prepare documents presenting costs for use in programming projects, preparing budgeting plans, and assessing validity of contractor bids. 5. Submits necessary construction documents to Base Contracting and attends project pre-bid conferences and site visits; provides any necessary project amendments and RFI clarification to Contracting in a timely manner. Participate in contract solicitation, bid review, award, and pre-work activities. Assure contract documents (e.g. signed drawings, purchase requests, submittal listings, etc) are promptly prepared, executed and delivered. Prepare detailed statements of work for construction projects. 6. Review contract submittals for compliance with contract specifications. Inspect project site and evaluate contractor compliance with contract requirements. Oversee activities of project inspectors to assure regular and accurate daily inspection of contractor work. 7. Assure complete and appropriate project closeout, including fiscal closeout, asbuilt and record drawing completion, etc. 8. Supports Portfolio Optimization through management of investment planning through base comprehensive planning, project planning and requirements integration; directs program development and preparation of programming documents for executed projects. Provide input to the base Community Planner in development of the General Plan. Collaborate with the Community Planner, Planner/Programmer and shop craftsmen in developing long range infrastructure plans. Provides expertise in prioritization of work in preparing those plans. 9. Coordinates with BCAMP Managers on Facilities, Utilities, Transportation Networks and Natural Infrastructure to support BCAMP development. 10. Schedule and host design charrettes and follow-on design reviews designed by outside A/Es; control project scope and cost, remaining within AF space standards and project programmed amount. 11. Provide input to the base Community Planner in development of the General Plan. Collaborate with the Community Planner, Planner/Programmer and shop craftsmen in developing long range infrastructure plans. Provides expertise in prioritiazation of work in preparing those plans. MATERIAL & EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED: Standard office equipment (computer, Microsoft Office software products, printer, copier, fax, and telephone). Will require the use of field equipment for testing construction work. Will require driving to various locations on Sheppard AFB to plan, review, and inspect projects. WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Working environment consists of open office and field environment during all weather conditions. Involves conducting meetings to gather requirements as well as working with shop personnel and Contractors to develop solutions. May be required to work other than standard work hours to ensure effective customer support. May require additional effort to handle multiple projects in a shortened time frame to meet customer requirements PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES: Activities range from an office environment with extended sitting demands to a flight line environment with climbing, standing, stooping, bending, pushing, kneeling, stretching, and walking demands. May occasionally be required to lift objects whose weight exceeds 30 pounds. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education/Certifications: Bachelor of Science Degree or higher in Electrical engineering. PE or EIT with the ability to obtain Professional Engineering Licensure in Texas either by reciprocity or examination within 60 days. Able to qualify for a SECRET security clearance. Experience: 5 years of electrical building and utility design experience preferred. Power system, power distribution, lighting design, fire and life safey system, and construction coordination experience preferred. AutoCAD experience preferred. Air Force or DoD experience preferred. Working knowledge or familiarity of USAF Civil Engineering processes and procedures highly desirable. Skills: Strong knowledge of construction, maintenance techniques. Ability to follow safety procedures. Corrosion Control & Cathodic Protection training and certification by NACE. Analytical abilities necessary to handle extremely complex administrative, organizational, and contract matters. Basic knowledge of computers - able to input and extract data, prepare briefings, transmit documents. Possess excellent oral, written, and communication skills; ability to address a wide variety of audiences. Possess attention to detail and ability to execute on multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. Ability to interact with customers and company employees in a courteous, professional, and effective manner. RSRVECT United States-TX-Wichita Falls Engineering Secret Yes, 5 % of the Time Full-time We are committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace that values and supports the contributions of each individual. This commitment along with our common Vision and Values of Integrity, Respect, and Responsibility, allows us to leverage differences, encourage innovation and expand our success in the global marketplace. Vectrus is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability. EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.
          

Sr. Pipe Support Engineer, Cape Canaveral 1

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Recruiter Bechtel Location Titusville, Florida Salary Competitive Posted 08 Oct 2019 Closes 07 Nov 2019 Ref ********** Sector Engineering Category Piping, Skilled Trades Contract Type Permanent Hours Full Time You need to sign in or create an account to save Requisition ID: ****** Position Title: Sr. Pipe Support Engineer, ML2 (******) Location: Cape Canaveral, FL Relocation Authorized: National - Family US Citizenship Required: Yes Other Requirements: Pre-employment drug screen and background check Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Today, our colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries. Job Responsibilities (include but not limited to): Essential duties include the locating and designing supports in a 3D model for various piping systems and performing associated calculations. Candidate should be familiar with common pipe support hardware, industry standards, and relevant codes such as AISC & ASME B31.3. Work closely with layout personnel and pipe stress engineers to deliver a quality and cost-effective design. Coordinate with other engineering disciplines and vendors as required. Prior experience should include working in a 3D model environment. Basic Qualifications: Grade 25 - BS degree in an engineering with a minimum of 6 years' experience Grade 26 - BS degree in an engineering with a minimum of 9 years' experience US Citizenship required Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen, and background check. Minimum Qualifications: Knowledge of ASME B31.1 and/or B31.3 piping codes Prior experience using a pipe support structural analysis program Preferred Qualifications: GT Strudl frame anaylsis experience, Prior experience modeling pipe supports in a 3D model Experience with dynamic time history, fatigue and vibration analysis PE Registration Previous Bechtel project experience Shaping tomorrow together! Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right-no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries. Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Sign up for job alertsGet new jobs for this search by emailEmail jobs
          

Medical Device Billing and Invoicing Associate

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SunIRef:it Medical Device Billing and Invoicing Associate Stryker 1,472 reviews - Leesburg, VA Stryker 1,472 reviews Read what people are saying about working here. About Us: In November 2018 Stryker acquired K2M, a global leader of complex spine and minimally invasive solutions headquartered in Leesburg, VA. Today Leesburg is home to Stryker's spine division which offers a comprehensive portfolio for orthopedic and neurosurgeons specializing in the surgical treatment of a broad range of spinal pathologies. #11 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2019 We help to change and save people's lives through teamwork, dedication and innovative technology. We care about our customers, patients and each other which is why we are consistently recognized as a great place to work. Our continued success means we are expanding our team. We are looking for exceptional people who truly want to make a difference.. because at Stryker we do! This is your opportunity to join our team in Leesburg and play a vital role in the moments that matter most - the seconds, minutes and hours in which patients lives are changed forever. Our surgical sets contain the implants and the tools and equipment the medical professionals need to successfully complete the surgery and improve patient's quality of life. The Role: The primary responsibility of this position is to ensure effective billing of products through customer remittance and that the business meets customer expectations in terms of invoice accuracy and inventory allocation. The position is responsible for managing daily customer communications and requests, troubleshooting the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems for spine sales agents and healthcare professionals in regards to invoices, sales reports, and accounts. They are responsible for accurate order validation and closing of the sales order cycle within Stryker guidelines and Quality Management System. The Billing Support Associate works in a fast paced, team oriented environment that partners closely with internal departments and external customers to provide optimum professional customer service to field sales agents, healthcare professionals, and employees; to maintain and enhance business. They must be detail oriented with a strong work ethic focused on providing a positive customer experience. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Data validation of Sales Orders in a timely, accurate, and efficient manner. Manage daily customer communications and requests via the CRM, email, and phone. Learn and assist with account infrastructure related to sales contracts and health system hierarchies while ensuring consistent data integrity across both CRM and ERP systems. Learn common troubleshooting techniques for both the CRM and ERP system in relation to technical support for sales agents and healthcare professionals related to invoicing, sales reports, and accounts. Learn the process for bill and replace and direct purchase orders from hospital customers for both implants and instrumentation. Be able to understand and convey the process to the Customer Care Logistics team in relation to shipping and billing. Build relationships with the Supply Chain and Reverse Logistics teams related to this function. Continue to build relationships and perform customer outreach with healthcare professionals and sales agents to obtain and validate purchase orders for current and aging sales orders. Efficiently validate sales orders for both logistics and invoicing with a high level of accuracy while meeting monthly deadlines. Research credit/collection issues for a swift and accurate resolution. Report inconsistencies and findings to Accounts Receivable and process any necessary transactions. This includes developing a higher level of research related to billing issues while providing appropriate customer communications. Become efficient with inventory allocation and resolving discrepancies. Handle incoming and outbound calls with sales agents and healthcare professionals in a timely manner with professional phone etiquette. Ensure requests are resolved efficiently. Research to your level of ability and seek management assistance when further escalation is required. Process all tasks in accordance with relevant revenue recognition working practices and SOPs, while maintaining compliance with FDA, HIPAA and SOX regulations. Expand education by attending product trainings, cross departmental trainings, labs, and external systems training. Administrative duties that include document preparation and retention, faxing, mailing and information tracking. Knowledge, skills, and abilities required: Strong communication skills Customer service focus Detail oriented Knowledge in an ERP and/or CRM system Ability to multitask Adherence to deadlines Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed here 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. Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university and a minimum of 2 years billing experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Exposure to product inventory and inventory processes. At least 1 year of experience in the medical device industry is preferred. Language Ability: Ability to read, write and understand detailed work instructions and procedures. Ability to effectively and persuasively present information and respond to questions from managers, internal/external customers and the general public. Ability to address internal and external customer concerns in a calm, efficient, and proactive manner. Math Ability: Ability to calculate figures and apply basic math skills. Reasoning Ability: Must possess the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions, and apply critical thinking to tasks and requests. Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite Applications (Word, Excel, Access), Oracle / JD Edwards or comparable ERP system, and SalesForce or a comparable CRM system. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform 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 employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds. The vision requirements include: close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Work From Home: Not available Travel Percentage: 0% Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability. Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. Stryker - Just posted report job - original job
          

Senior Enterprise Application Architect

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A prestigious company is on the search for a Senior Enterprise Applications Architect. This role is revolved around developing cloud native architecture strategies and plans to support different application development portfolios. This role will be working on custom application development and COTS software, CRM platforms, caching, and database technologies. For this role you would need experience with architecture frameworks such as TOGAF. For this role, you need experience with AWS, Azure, Microservices, database technology, and API's. Responsibilities: * Create, maintain, and govern architectural views and blueprints depicting the Business and IT landscape in its current, transitional, and future state. * Recommend long-term direction on strategic advancements within the technical portfolio. * Define and maintain standards for artifacts containing architectural content within the operating model. * Build a Community of Practice for solutions architecture while leveraging architectural tools, processes, and practices. * Offer insight, guidance, and direction on the usage of emerging trends and technical capabilities. Qualifications: * 10+ years of leadership experience in large scale technology architecture definition, and integration of new technologies and solutions. * 5+ years of experience in developing architecture road maps, reference architectures, and evangelizing adoption of architecture principles in the design and delivery of technology solutions. * Experience with cloud native architectures, micro services, enterprise integration platforms, messaging infrastructures, and event driven architectures. * Experience with custom application development and COTS software, CRM platforms, caching, and database technologies. * Experience in large scale design of complex systems and distributed architectures, in providing architecture technology oversight, and leading a team of architects through large scale initiatives. * Working experience with architecture frameworks such as TOGAF. * Working experience with modern agile development methodologies and practices. Required Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree and at least 15 years of experience in information technology OR, * Master's degree and at least 12 years of experience in information technology OR, * At least 17 years of experience in information technology. * AND 2 years lead experience.
          

Software Engineer - Institute for Sustainability, Energy, an...

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SunIRef:Manu:title Software Engineer - Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (******) University of Illinois 375 reviews - Urbana-Champaign, IL University of Illinois 375 reviews Read what people are saying about working here. Job Details Description: Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign SOFTWARE ENGINEER A Software Engineer position is available as part of the Conversion Theme in the new U.S. Department of Energy-funded Bioenergy Research Center (BRC), the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI) ($115M for 5 years). The incumbent will join a growing team charged with operating, maintaining and developing the Illinois Biological Foundry for Advanced Manufacturing (iBioFAB) (***************************** The iBioFAB is a robotic laboratory automation facility designed to support high-throughput synthetic biology. This position will be responsible for providing programming support for iBioFAB. This will include development of web applications for use of iBioFAB operators and customers, organizing and maintaining large databases produced by iBioFAB research and services, and development or customization of laboratory information management software (LIMS). All projects will require user-friendly front-end interfaces and efficient back-end infrastructure. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit *************************** MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Create, modify, and update software projects of the iBioFAB Work with research scientists to create a web application for selection of CRISPR targets and design of relevant DNA parts for yeast engineering Work with research scientists to create a web application for requesting assembly of plasmids, including a user-friendly front-end order submission interface as well as a back-end design of relevant DNA parts Work with research scientists to investigate and select a commercial laboratory information management systems (LIMS), or develop custom software for organizing and tracking the information within the iBioFAB Meet regularly with faculty and iBioFAB team members to consult and advise on project development Maintain an iBioFAB GitHub repository and regularly update code for dissemination QUALIFICATIONS Required: BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field Two years of professional experience in the computing field Experience writing and executing IT security principles and practices Experience with consumer- and server-grade hardware and software platforms Preferred: MS or Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field Five years of experience in software or web application development. Working knowledge of internet protocols. Experience configuring various types of firewalls. Experience with client/server technologies for e-mail, file storage, web, web applications, authentication & authorization. Experience with UNIX and Windows environments from a system administration and end-user perspective. Experience in full-stack development of web applications including front-end UI design and programming in PHP. Experienced in software development using Python, or another language suitable for producing an efficient back-end for a web application. Some background in bioinformatics and working with large DNA datasets. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of full-stack web application development including UI design and programming in PHP and Python. Basic knowledge of biology and DNA sequences. SALARY AND APPOINTMENT INFORMATION The is a full-time Civil Service IT Associate position. This is a grant-supported appointment, renewable annually pending continued funding. Qualified individuals will be eligible to receive vacation, sick, and personal leave; retirement through the State Universities Retirement System; and group health, dental, vision and life insurance. Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications Start Date: As soon as possible after the close date TO APPLY: Applications must be received by November 12, 2019. for this position using the " for Position" button below. If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at ************************ If you already have a profile, you will be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process: Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application. Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms. Step 3) Upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), academic credentials for all degrees received (unofficial transcripts or diploma are acceptable), and names/contact information for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. For further information, please contact Erica Hanson, Human Resources Coordinator, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, at *********************. For questions regarding the application process, please contact ************. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. College Name or Administrative Unit: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research Category: 8-Technical Title: Software Engineer - Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (******) Open Date: 10/28/2019 Close Date: 11/12/2019 Organization Name: Inst for Sustain, Enrgy, and Env University of Illinois - Just posted report job - original job
          

Sr. McAfee Delivery Engineer

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Job ID: ******** Updated: Oct 16, 2019 Location: Flagstaff, AZ, United States The Senior McAfee Delivery Engineers at CDWG team with other Engineers on highly visible, technically challenging projects and offerings. This engineer will be responsible for designing, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting customer specific Host Based Security Suite (HBSS) and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) environments. The position is Federally focused and the engineer will need to operate within a Department of Defense/Classified environment. Key Areas of Responsibility - Responsible for the administration and operation of information security compliance tools and platforms with a special concentration in Host-Based Security Suite (HBSS). - Manage the deployment of the McAfee ePO server(s), as well as experience maintaining the OS and SQL instances. - Regularly interface with technical and business staff of customers, including the project sponsor and stakeholders of projects in more complex engagements. - Serve as technical point of contact on customer engagements. - Manage time and expense to meet or exceed expectations defined in the Statement of Work. - Provide high quality content deliverables using the appropriate document templates. - Ensure solution is implemented as designed to the customer's satisfaction and approval. - Educate the customer on solution as appropriate throughout the life of the project or service life. - Responsible for design, implementation, and troubleshooting the customer's endpoint/user environment. - Expertise developing security-focused content for Splunk, including creation of complex threat detection logic and operational dashboards. - Conduct throughput analysis, problem solving, and infrastructure planning. - Participate in various client projects intended to continually improve/upgrade the security posture the client's user environments. - Assist in the management of projects using CDWG's project management methodology. - Work with Professional Services Managers, OEMs, Project Managers and customers to manage expectations and timelines to ensure expectations and commitments are being met. - Educates the customer on solution as appropriate throughout the life of the project or service life. The information in this position description is intended to convey information about the key responsibilities and requirements of the position. It is not an exhaustive list of the skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the opportunity. Responsibilities are subject to change. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications - Bachelor degree or equivalent years of military service - 7 years of delivering end point security based solutions, specifically McAfee - 7 years of Federal and/or DoD experience - 5 years of Cyber Security experience (security analytics, SOC experience) - DoD 8570 level II IAT Certification - DoD/OPM Secret Clearance (S) - Certified McAfee VirusScan Enterprise and McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator Administrator - Certified McAfee Advanced Threat Defense Administrator - Certified McAfee Data Loss Prevention Administrator Other Required Qualifications - Experience using McAfee Agents, VirusScan Enterprise, Host Intrusion Prevention, Disk Encryption, File and Removable Media Protection, and reading reports in ePO. - Deep understanding of McAfee Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Host Intrusion Prevention (HIPs), and Viruscan Enterprise (VSE). - Strong experience with application and change management control for both Windows and Linux based systems. - Knowledge of tuning and excluding IPS events, as well as having the capability to understand current firewall rules and create new rules is expected. - Demonstrate understanding and appropriate application of DoD policy and technical security guidance to information systems. A solid understanding of Windows systems administration, general operating system security practices. - Experience with implementing Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Secure Technical Implementation Guidelines (STIGs) within a Department of Defense environment. - Experience with remediating identified Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts (IAVAs) within DoD systems - Willing to travel (50%) - Strong organizational skills. - Excellent attention to details. - Abilities to work independently and to manage time effectively. - Effective communication skills with an appreciation for the appropriate ways to interact with managers, coworkers, customers and vendors. Job Category: Delivery EngineeringJob Type: Full-TimeTravel Percentage: 50%Share:
          

DevOps Engineer

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Join Hired and find your dream job as a DevOps Engineer at one of 10,000+ companies looking for candidates just like you.Companies on Hired apply to you, not the other way around. You'll receive salary and compensation details upfront--- - before the interview - and be able to choose from a variety of industries you're interested in, to find a job you'll love in less than 2 weeks. Part methodology, part job role, DevOps is gaining popularity in companies across all sectors, with DevOps Engineers leading the charge when it comes to putting its practices to use. DevOps is seen as the most effective way to ensure products are released on time, within budget, are what clients and consumers want and speak well to the quality of the company. DevOps Engineers close the gap between the developer and the operations teams, wielding an arsenal of tech tools and experience to make the day-to-day operations on a company's tech team as smooth and efficient as possible. This can make the company more successful, popular and profitable overall, an edge that is necessary for the highly-competitive field of IT. While their tasks vary by the company and even by the day, DevOps Engineers generally seek better opportunities and employ advanced technologies to improve software deployments. Having a hand in software releases that are quick, secure and of the highest quality is the goal of the DevOps Engineer and reflects well on their company. Responsibilities
  • Designing and implementing IT solutions that make our software deployments well-organized and automated.
  • Coming up with effective results that bring developer and operations roles and goals together and fostering a collegiate environment among all.
  • Building and maintaining cloud infrastructure services
  • Ensure product releases are high-quality and secure
  • Liaise with various tech team members so product development and deployment are at their best. Skills
    • Someone with excellent IT skills, as you will regularly write code and work within data platforms
    • A team player who excels working with others
    • An engineer who is keen to learn new tricks
    • Interested in the latest and greatest technologies
    • Having a firm understanding of business and client needs These Would Also Be Nice
      • Strong leadership skills
      • Excellent communication skills
      • Problem solver
      • Quick on your feet
          

Program Technician

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The Black Hawk County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Office located in Waterloo, IA is accepting applications to fill a Temporary Program Technician position. The individual selected will be responsible for carrying out general office activities and technical functions pertaining to FSA administered programs. Applicants should possess excellent customer service skills as well as strong clerical and computer skills. A general knowledge of agricultural practices would also be beneficial.Applicants should submit a resume with a cover letter by email to \" style=\"background-color:\"> or by mail or in person to:Farm Service Agency
c/o Luke Hawkins2950 Southland DriveWaterloo, IA 50701Applications should be received no later than November 3rd. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Luke Hawkins at 319-###-####USDA is an Equal Opportunity Provider, Employer, and Lender.Iowa Farm Service Agency Associated topics: infrastructure, ip, maintain, network, satellite, server, system engineer, system specialist, system technician, technician
          

Intel Analyst

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About the Job Secure our Nation, Ignite your Future Job Summary Each day, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) oversees the massive flow of people, capital, and products that enter and depart the United States via air, land, sea, and cyberspace. The volume and complexity of both physical and virtual border crossings require the application of business intelligence support service to promote efficient trade and travel. Further, effective intelligence support and big data solutions help CBP ensure the movement of people, capital, and products is legal, safe, and secure. In response to this challenge, ManTech, as a trusted mission partner of CBP, seeks capable, qualified, and versatile SME Intelligence Analyst to facilitate mission critical decisions in response to national security threats. As an Intelligence Analyst, on our team, you'll employ a variety of tactics and techniques to provide all-source intelligence analysis on topics related to homeland security, border security, counter terrorism, and critical infrastructure protection. You'll provide OSINT Collection research, analysis and recommendations regarding liaison efforts with operational and support elements, and external intelligence agencies. You'll prepare finished analytical products, assessments, briefings, and other written or oral products on current threats and trends based on the sophisticated collection, research, and analytic tradecraft of all sources of classified and unclassified information, including intelligence collection INTs, open source, law enforcement, and other government data. You'll employ Intelligence Community analytic standards and appropriate tradecraft, methodologies and techniques and apply specialized subject matter expertise to prepare assessments of current threats and trends for senior US officials to state and local and private sector customers. Required Qualifications - 3+ years of experience as an all-source analyst in an Intelligence Community agency producing finished, all-source analytical intelligence products in accordance with IC analytical standards, tradecraft, sourcing, and classification requirements. - Experience collaborating/coordinating all source analytic assessments with agencies across the Intelligence Community - Experience using OSINT analytic tools such as Babel Street, GOST, SILO, Analyst Notebook/i2 and MS Office. - Clearance: Active TS/SCI Desired Qualifications - 5+ years of experience in all-source intelligence analysis role at the national level. - Prior NTC experience, preferably with proficiency in operational data analysis. - Current or prior work in a liaison capacity to another component of CBP or another agency. - Specific experience in/with intelligence production related to counter-terrorism, counter narcotics, illicit trade, and/or alien smuggling and agree that CBP operations is an unnecessary limiting factor. - Familiarity with unique DHS systems and databases. Clearance: Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS clearance is required as well as CBP suitability. Must be a US Citizen and able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Background Investigation. ManTech International Corporation, as well as its subsidiaries proactively fulfills its role as an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, status as a Disabled Veteran, Recently Separated Veteran, Active Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge Veteran, Armed Forces Services Medal, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position with ManTech through its online applicant system, please contact ManTech's Corporate EEO Department at **************. ManTech is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer - minorities, females, disabled and protected veterans are urged to apply. ManTech's utilization of any external recruitment or job placement agency is predicated upon its full compliance with our equal opportunity/affirmative action policies. ManTech does not accept resumes from unsolicited recruiting firms. We pay no fees for unsolicited services. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access ************************************************* as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation please click ******************* and provide your name and contact information.
          

Cyber Analyst with Security Clearance

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BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Providing mission cyber support for HQ Air Force Air Combat Control (HQ ACC) in analytical cyber security assessments and recommendations to include analysis and technical assessments. Clearance Level: Must possess an active Secret clearance; Top Secret clearance preferred Certification Requirement: IAM Level II: CASP, CAP, or CISSP Certification Desired : GSEC, SCNP, SSCP, CCNA Security or CEH Location : On-site at Langley AFB VA Mon- Fri Essential Duties & Responsibilities: The Cyber Analyst, Journeyman applies expertise and work experience executing cyber risk assessments to perform duties assigned by the Security Control Assessor (SCA) for Space or AF Enterprise systems. In this role, the Cyber Analyst will accomplish the following though are not limited to: * Contributes to recommendations on processes and methodologies to assess cybersecurity risk on information technology within the SCA's appointed authorization boundary. * Works with other Cyber Risk Analysts, SMEs, and SCA-Rs to ensure that all cybersecurity analysis and cybersecurity risk assessments are completed with time and quality standards established by Division leadership and Task Manager. * Determine system vulnerabilities and residual risk based on analysis of technical artifacts, interviews, and evaluation of current system state. * Evaluates effectiveness of proposed mitigations. Education and Experience: BS in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems or equivalent required. Degrees may be substituted with additional 6 years of experience: * 5+ years' experience in cyber risk assessments of DoD classified networks preferrably of HQ AFSPC systems or experience with technologies utilized in AFNET or AFSPC systems * Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Outlook * Federal contracting experience required * Be able to multi-task in a tight deadline mission critical environment * Able to converse effectively both orally and in writing up and down the chains of command Why Sev1Tech? Sev1Tech LLC succeeds by vesting in people, processes and technology. A fast growing consulting, engineering, and IT technical services provider to the Federal Government and Commercial marketplace, Sev1Tech puts employees first with competitive salaries, multiple affordable health care options for employees and their families. With regional headquarters in Virginia and Colorado, Sev1Tech provides IT, engineering, and program management consulting services. We enable organizations to drive innovation in the public and private sectors, keep the economy moving forward and safeguard the country. Sev1Tech provides program management and acquisition support for the world's toughest challenges, build and optimize some of the nation's most advanced IT systems and help sustain critical infrastructure operations for global leaders. Sev1Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. Sev1Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
          

Security Systems Design Engineer

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Security Systems Design Engineer needs 5+ years proficiency in design, pricing and implementation of all types of integrated security systems projects. Security Systems Design Engineer requires:
  • specific experience with CCURE and DVTel / Flir required, certifications preferred.
  • Excellent knowledge of physical security disciplines, technologies and countermeasures.
  • Possesses strong knowledge of industry trends and market leaders..
  • High level of proficiency in AutoCAD.
  • BS Degree preferred.
  • Ability to understand basic operations and design of low voltage alarm, CCTV, and other security systems.
  • understand basic operations and design of low voltage alarm, CCTV, and other security systems.
  • Microsoft Office, Project, Bluebeam experience required.
  • network operations and infrastructure.
  • Working knowledge in the administration of Microsoft Windows Operating Systems (Server, client, AD). Security Systems Design Engineer duties:
    • Ensures proper application of systems products to meet customer requirements.
    • Reviews bid specifications and develops exception documentation.
    • Assist in the development and documentation of security standards and implementation playbooks, that both reflect and refine client security requirements.
    • Evaluates building prints and applies industry knowledge and client security standards to develop an effective security design
    • may include access control, CCTV, intrusion, etc.
    • evelops bill of materials and works with the client and project team to ensure design is understood and reflective of client intent.
    • Prepares and maintains drafting of client drawings, from initial as-builts to final deliverables. Modifies and maintains drawings to reflect changes in environment as realized.
    • Creates work plans and programming sheets for implementations, along with any instructions/documentation required for an effective implementation.
    • Ensures the use of client Policies and Procedures in all aspects of design, preparation and implementation.
      About the Company
      Global Channel Management is a technology company that specializes in various types of recruiting and staff augmentation. Our account managers and recruiters have over a decade of experience in various verticals. GCM understands the challenges companies face when it comes to the skills and experience needed to fill the void of the day to day function. Organizations need to reduce training and labor costs but at same requiring the best "talent " for the job
          

DevOps Engineer - MidLevel

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Please email resumes directly to ******************** DevOps Engineer - MidLevel - Burbank, CA. The Mid-Level DevOps Engineer will be responsible for the automation of cloud infrastructure as well as the delivery of software. The Mid-Level. DevOps Engineer must understand Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery methodologies and technologies to allow Content Technology to rapidly innovate in support of business needs. Technical Knowledge/Skills in the following areas: - Experience with 2 or more scripting languages such as python, ruby or javascript. - Experience with source code and knowledge repositories such as git, jira, or equivalent systems. - High level proficiency using AWS CloudFormation or Terraform. - A solid understanding of containerization technologies such as Docker or Kubernetes. - Experience in AWS at scale leveraging core services such as Lambda, RDS, and EC2. - Expertise in Build and Deployment tools such as Jenkins, Chef, Ansible, or equivalent - Expertise with operational tools such as Datadog, ELK Stack, or AWS CloudWatch - Proficient in a Linux environment - Experience of core DevOps principles, preferably in a production like setting - Proficiency in the SDLC in an agile environment #LI-MC1 - provided by Dice
          

Civil Engineer

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Under general supervision, performs various professional level civil engineering work related to the planning, design, review and construction of land development improvement plans; identifies City requirements and establishes conditions of approval for land development; demonstrates a full understanding of all applicable policies, procedures and work methods associated with assigned duties; confers with developers, contractors, consultants, and representatives of other agencies regarding facilities and infrastructure development; assists in the training of lower level engineering positions; and, performs related duties as required. Responsibilities
  • Provides engineering analysis and comments on all phases of civil engineering land development plans, reports, and calculations; coordinates with developers and engineers to assure proposed improvements conform with applicable standards, policies and specifications; reviews engineering cost estimates; calculates and collects fees associated with development permits.
  • Investigates field issues regarding land development construction and provides general direction to City inspectors and technicians on land development projects.
  • Acts as a primary point of contact for residents, property owners, contractors, and private engineers regarding grading, land development and infrastructure improvements.
    Qualifications
    • A Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a related field; and,
    • The equivalent of three (3) years of directly related experience in civil engineering work (site design, ladn development and land use permitting).
    • Strong organizational, analytical, communication skills and design skills
    • Must possess a valid certificate of registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers (PE).
          

Facilities Project Manager

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About Us: EMCOR Government Services offers an experienced single-source solution for meeting the routine and mission-critical needs of federal, state, local and other government organizations. By combining our expert professional technicians, commercial best practices, extensive facilities knowledge and strong commitment to reliable, responsive service, we enable our government clients to achieve consistently high-performance facilities, on-time projects and long-term value. EMCOR Group, Inc., is ranked #1 'World's Most Admired' in the Engineering and Construction Industry for 2018 by Fortune. For 10 consecutive years EMCOR has been named amongst the Top 5 'World's Most Admired' Companies. Job Title: Facilities Project Manager/Subcontractor Manager Job Summary: EMCOR Government Services is looking for an experienced Project Manager. This role services as the on-site Project Manager for Construction and Subcontracted Projects at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA- JPL). The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA-JPL) Facility is a very dynamic and prestigious facility. This is one of many premier facilities that are managed and maintained by EMCOR Government Services. This Facility is located in Pasadena, CA, just north of the City of Los Angeles. The project is approximately 3 million sq. ft. with more than 200 buildings on campus in various sizes ranging from 1,000 sq. ft. to approximately 300,000 sq. ft. The account has a large in-house team of highly skilled EMCOR Technicians that perform the majority of the service calls, repairs and preventative maintenance for the Facility. Specialty services and larger projects are performed by Subcontractors. The Project Manager Position manages the subcontracted services. Typical project size and duration vary from $3,000 to $500,000 in value and last from 1 day to 180 days. Most projects are single discipline projects but can be more complex requiring coordination of multiple contractors as well as in-house workforce. Key Skills: - The candidate must be experienced in managing multiple projects, both single and multiple project types to include: Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Structural, and HVAC - The candidate must possess excellent multi-tasking capabilities and ability to clearly document and status open project status. - Construction Management, Subcontractor Management - Lastly the candidate must be able to interface with both internal and external customers in a dynamic research and development environment. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: - Creates and executes project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements. - Manages day-to-day operational aspects of a project/scope with customer and EMCOR personnel. - Reviews deliverables before passing to customer. - Effectively applies our methodology and enforces project standards. - Prepares for engagement reviews and quality assurance procedures. - Minimizes our exposure and risk on project. - Read and comprehend plans and drawings - Ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately. Financial Management - Understands our pricing model, billing procedures. - Reviews and analyzes proposals for cost reasonableness. - Actively works with EMCOR management to negotiate project costs. - Analyzes bill rates and utilization. - Tracks and reports project hours. - Manages project budget. - Ensures timely and accurate invoicing for project. Communication - Facilitates team and customer meetings effectively. - Keeps team well informed of changes within the organization. - Effectively communicates relevant project information to superiors. - Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion. - Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully. - Effectively conveys our message in both written and verbal discussions. - Keeps track of lessons learned and shares those lessons with staff. - Manages day-to-day customer interaction on projects. - Develops relationships with customers. - Continually seeks opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen customer relationships. Qualifications: - 5+ years of project management, construction management, and/or subcontractor management experience - Familiarity with work order tracking systems - Valid driver's license - Must be willing to submit to a drug screen/background check - Unless a higher degree is specified in this job posting, all positions require a minimum high school diploma or equivalent (GED) EMCOR Company Benefits: As a leading provider of mechanical and electrical construction, facilities services, and energy infrastructure, EMCOR Group is committed to its employees. This commitment is embodied in our competitive benefits package, which includes medical, dental, and vision coverage, as well as flexible spending accounts, life insurance, disability income, an Employee Stock Purchase Plan, 401(k) Savings Plans with EMCOR Match Savings Program, and employee assistance and wellness programs. We provide and encourage opportunities for further Management Training, Project Training, Professional Development Training. Together, these benefits help protect employees and their dependents while giving them tax-advantaged ways to save for retirement and establish long-term financial security. It's a package of quality programs specifically designed to meet the unique needs of each individual in our diverse organization. #CB2 We offer our employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package and are always looking for individuals with the talent and skills required to contribute to our continued growth and success. Equal Opportunity Employer.
          

Senior Data Center Architect (Pre-Sales)

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Requisition Number: 73646 As a Data Center Architect you'll lead discussions with clients around their cloud and data center initiatives. You'll assist account executives with technical and business guidance on a variety of services and technologies within large enterprise customers. You'll act as a trusted advisor to customers based on intimate technical knowledge of the customer environment. The DCA has the ability to leverage consulting services, managed services, field services coupled with technology to drive desired business outcomes. What you'll do at Insight:
  • Build relationships with clients at the manager and director level.
  • Create and implement a solution roadmap and select the right infrastructure and technology platform or product based on in-depth knowledge of one and broad knowledge of other technologies.
  • Ability to lead development of the technical solution or offering, in translating the business needs into technical requirements. Identifies gaps, strategic impacts, financial impacts and the risk profile in the technical solution or offering, and provides technical support."
  • Assist clients with complex projects involved multiple disciples or business units.
  • Recommend to client appropriate technological alternatives.
  • Evaluate new technological developments and how they affect evolving client business requirements. What you'll need to join Insight:
    • A Bachelor degree from an accredited institution or a minimum of 10+ years' experience working in a technical role.
    • Minimum of 5 industry and/or product certifications required
    • Excels at leading group client business discussions
    • Solid experience in consultative / complex sales processes
    • Strong written and verbal skills and adept at client presentations
    • Deep knowledge and interest in major public cloud offerings (Microsoft Azure, AWS, OpenStack, DevOps) and related Infrastructure, Platform and Software as a Service capabilities. Insight is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. #LI-US Posting Notes: Boston, MA -- Massachusetts (US-MA) -- United States (US) -- None -- None -- US - Boston, MA; US - NYC-36TH ST; US - Philadelphia, PA; US - Washington, DC --
          

Security Operation Specialist - Cyberjaya

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Attractive remuneration package You will be part of the Regional Team Responsibilities You are required to deliver application and infrastructure vulnerability remediation’s ...
          

Systems Integrator - Azure Deployment - Remote, Western US

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COMPANY OVERVIEW

At Motorola Solutions, we create technologies our customers refer to as their lifeline. Our technology platforms in communications, software, video and services help our customers work safely and more efficiently. Whether it s helping firefighters see through smoke, enabling police officers to see around street corners, or reliably keeping the lights on in homes and businesses around the world, our work supports those who put their lives on the line to keep us safe. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions, and help us usher in a new era in public safety and security.

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

The Software Enterprise Deployment and Integration team is the team that delivers solutions to the public safety sector. We are committed to providing technology and tools which will allow customers to focus on their mission, and enable them to respond faster with smarter and safer decisions. We deploy and support products such as Computer Aided Dispatch, Records Management Systems, Jail Management Systems and Mobile Data Computing, among other offerings.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The System Technologist is a systems integrator role within the Motorola Solutions - Software team which is responsible for deploying mission-critical public safety solutions. Our System Technologists work closely with our customers and project teams at various stages of project deployments as a subject matter experts for a variety of architecture and infrastructure solutions. Our product integration includes applications, directory services, networking, security, servers, and storage across several hardware and virtualization platforms.

This position is remotely/home office based and open to candidates who reside in the continental United States

Qualifications:

At least 5 years of professional experience with installation, administration, and troubleshooting of Server Virtualization, Database Servers, Server Operating Systems, Operations, and Network Management.

College degree (AS/BS/MS), industry certifications preferred, OR related work experience
Experience with installation, administration and troubleshooting of:

* Server Virtualization, specifically with VMWare ESXi v.6+ and\or Microsoft Hyper-V 2012+

* Database Servers, specifically with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2\2012\2017

* Server Operating Systems, specifically Windows Server 2008 R2\2012\2012 R2\2016

Operations and Network Management, specifically with Microsoft System Center and SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor
- Network Switches, preferably with Extreme XOS or HP
- Network Load Balancers, preferably with BigIP F5 LTM and\or Microsoft NLB
- Firewalls and Routers, preferably with Fortinet Fortigate
- Storage Systems (SAN\NAS\DAS), preferably with Nimble, HP 3PAR and StoreOnce
- Server Hardware, including blade servers

Experience with Microsoft Azure Cloud
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Experienced in creating positive working relationships with customers.
Able to travel 75% or more.
Able to multitask effectively in fast-paced demanding mission-critical environments both as an individual contributor and team member.
Able to pass extensive criminal and\or financial background checks as required by local, state, and federal organizations

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

At least 5 years of professional experience with installation, administration, and troubleshooting of Server Virtualization, Database Servers, Server Operating Systems, Operations, and Network Management.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Over 75%

RELOCATION PROVIDED

None

POSITION TYPE

Experienced

REFERRAL PAYMENT PLAN

Yes

EEO STATEMENT

Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or, any other protected characteristic.

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Construction Project Manager

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Join our growing Project Management team! Compu Dynamics has an opening for a Project Manager in in Northern Virginia. Since 1982, Compu Dynamics has been a leading provider of critical power, precision cooling and network infrastructure solutions for data centers, server rooms and other communications-oriented facilities. Our manufacturer certified service and installation technicians deliver turnkey, reliable and energy efficient solutions for some of the leaders in hyperscale and high-performance computing. Compu Dynamics is a licensed General, Electrical and Mechanical Contractor. Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 1. Communicates and follows up with clients about specific projects, their goals, and deliverables 2. Negotiates contract agreements 3. Prepares written estimates for clients based on labor, materials, equipment, subcontracts and other expenses 4. Meet budgetary objectives and make adjustments to project constraints based on financial analysis 5. Visit project sites to evaluate progress and to respond to clients concerns or questions 6. Coordinates with suppliers and vendors to ensure our construction teams have the materials they need 7. Communicates with site superintendents about delays and any other issues that must be communicated to clients 8. Responsible for maintaining an elevated level of professionalism with clients, vendors and colleagues; works to establish a positive working relationship 9. Drives throughout service area while following all local laws 10. Operates vehicles and other equipment safely; adheres to safety protocols; reports hazards and risks; behavior contributes to a safe and secure working environment Competencies: 1. Technical capacity-preferably mechanical knowledge 2. Customer focus 3. Excellent communication skills 4. Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite 5. Intermediate knowledge of CRM software 6. Valid drivers license in good standing Desired Technical Knowledge: 1. Understanding of power distribution 2. Familiar with remote power panels and buss distribution systems 3. Familiar with uninterruptable power systems 4. Understanding of low voltage system components 5. Understanding of low voltage system architecture 6. Understanding of general construction requirements 7. Understanding of mechanical equipment, installation, and operation 8. Familiar with permitting process 9. Familiar with white space design and operation 10. Familiar with data center design and operation requirements Travel: 1. Up to 33% Corresponding military codes: 65W1, 65W3,65W4,2166, 2170, 120A, 51C, 6242, 5915 Compu Dynamics offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k with dollar for dollar company match up to 4%, various voluntary benefits, Employer paid life insurance, 7 Holidays, paid Parental Leave, Volunteer Time Off, up to 3 weeks PTO after 60 days and you get your birthday off! Compu Dynamics, LLC provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics. All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening, background/criminal check, and motor vehicle check. Required Education and Experience: 1. Bachelors degree and/or equivalent education and experience; 2. 3-5 years of experience in Project Management Preferred Education and Experience: 1. Bachelors degree or Construction Management, Engineering, Applied Science or Architecture field 2. Construction experience3. SCIF Construction experience 4. Commercial general contractor experience 5. CAD 6. PMP Certification PI115018921
          

Infrastructure Analyst

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One Company?Many Careers!

A Day in the Life:

The Agency Tools product team is looking for an Infrastructure Analyst. Technical Incident Management associate to work across multiple product teams using the ECRM/Salesforce platform to provide technical expertise in solving Agent/team member issues. We are a large product team who works hard to deliver quality solutions while having fun at it!

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensures that the technical infrastructure is sufficiently robust, scalable, and efficient to deliver the integrated services underlying the physical environment that supports the processes, resources, and operators required for developing, integrating, sustaining Agency applications and support services.
  • Addresses the day-to-day management and maintenance of services, systems and applications
  • Develops operational policies, standards, and processes tailored to Agency technical resolution
  • Enables service/support help desk, development, implementation, operations and process improvement
  • Ensures service level management through the development of processes, people, technology, and service level and operating level agreements
  • Utilizes strong business and technical knowledge of platforms/operating systems to develop and support applications/products
  • Requires competencies in providing quality service delivery. Technical specialties include handling calls during stressful situations, continuity of operation, and performance monitoring.
    We Are Looking for Candidates With:
    • Experience handling complex technical issues to resolution, ability to professionally work through stressful situations on phone calls all day with Agents/team members, detailed-oriented documentation of process to resolution and actions taken, ability to work across areas to enlist help of others in troubleshooting.
    • Experience supporting Agency applications, technical knowledge of web applications, familiar with monitoring tools including Splunk, etc.
    • Ability to handle multiple priorities during urgent situations and comfortable suggesting options for resolution
    • Strong communication skills for advising leadership on status/next steps taken in resolving issues.
      What's In It For You?

      Competitive Benefits, Pay, and Bonus Potential:

      Volunteer opportunities: Get involved and give back to the community!

      Tuition Reimbursement: We support opportunities for you to learn and grow!

      A Learning Culture: Mentoring, Professional Designations, Employee Development, and more!

      401k Plan and FULLY FUNDED PENSION

      We embrace Diversity and Inclusion: We are one team and it is simply the right thing to do!

      Learn more about our benefits at State Farm Careers!

      We are not just offering a job but a meaningful career! We're here to help life go right?

      Come join our passionate team!

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Senior Data Center Architect (Pre-Sales)

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Requisition Number: 73646 As a Data Center Architect you'll lead discussions with clients around their cloud and data center initiatives. You'll assist account executives with technical and business guidance on a variety of services and technologies within large enterprise customers. You'll act as a trusted advisor to customers based on intimate technical knowledge of the customer environment. The DCA has the ability to leverage consulting services, managed services, field services coupled with technology to drive desired business outcomes. What you'll do at Insight:
  • Build relationships with clients at the manager and director level.
  • Create and implement a solution roadmap and select the right infrastructure and technology platform or product based on in-depth knowledge of one and broad knowledge of other technologies.
  • Ability to lead development of the technical solution or offering, in translating the business needs into technical requirements. Identifies gaps, strategic impacts, financial impacts and the risk profile in the technical solution or offering, and provides technical support."
  • Assist clients with complex projects involved multiple disciples or business units.
  • Recommend to client appropriate technological alternatives.
  • Evaluate new technological developments and how they affect evolving client business requirements. What you'll need to join Insight:
    • A Bachelor degree from an accredited institution or a minimum of 10+ years' experience working in a technical role.
    • Minimum of 5 industry and/or product certifications required
    • Excels at leading group client business discussions
    • Solid experience in consultative / complex sales processes
    • Strong written and verbal skills and adept at client presentations
    • Deep knowledge and interest in major public cloud offerings (Microsoft Azure, AWS, OpenStack, DevOps) and related Infrastructure, Platform and Software as a Service capabilities. Insight is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. #LI-US Posting Notes: Boston, MA -- Massachusetts (US-MA) -- United States (US) -- None -- None -- US - Boston, MA; US - NYC-36TH ST; US - Philadelphia, PA; US - Washington, DC --
          

DOCUMENT CONTROL ADMINISTRATOR (Senior Admin Officer) - Range NON

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Education - Associate's Degree - Bachelor's Degree - High School Diploma or GED Skills - Data Management - Document Management - Driver's License - Clean Driving Record Open to the general public and any current Municipal employee. This is a non-represented position (no union affiliation) and is subject to the provisions of the Personnel Rules of the Municipality of Anchorage. DEPARTMENT: Municipal Light & Power HOURS OF WORK: Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. LOCATION: 1200 East 1st Avenue Example of Duties: This position assumes overall responsibility for developing and managing ML & P's Records Management policies and procedures program. This work includes revising and initiating policies and procedures, administering document control/records retention software, and ensuring ML & P's compliance with the MOA Records Management Program, assembly approved records retention schedules and with legal and regulatory requirements. Maintain and monitor offsite records storage facility and ensures efficient organization of offsite records. Facilitate search, retrieval and disposition of offsite records. Administer employee training records. Function as ML & P Software and License librarian. Facilitate development, maintenance, and testing of security and emergency plans/programs, and services as emergency shelter manager. Perform professional duties at the advanced level. Resolve problems where resources, documents, sources, and materials do not exist, or are not clear. Develop strategies for completing special projects. Perform other related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications / Substitutions / Preferences: High school diploma, GED or equivalent and seven (7) years of experience in document control, data management, and/or archival procedure development/strategy. OR Associate's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Finance or similar discipline and five (5) years of experience in document control, data management, and/or archival procedure development/strategy. OR Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Finance or similar discipline and three (3) years of experience in document control, data management, and/or archival procedure development/strategy. Must possess a valid State of Alaska driver's license by time of hire. Preferences: Information Technology Information/Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundation Certification. Infolinx records management software. Laserfiche document management software. Member of the Association of Records Managers & Administrators, or another recognized document management organization. itional Important Information: The Municipality of Anchorage participates in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security E-verify Program. For more information, please go to ****************************** E-Verify is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. If selected for hire, the appointment in this position will be conditional based upon a satisfactory Municipal Employment Office conducted background check. A background check encompasses criminal history, verifying education, and verifying dates of employment. Appointment to this position will be conditional based upon the submission of a current copy of the applicant's Alaska driver's license and a current (dated within 30 days from date requested) copy of his/her Department of Motor Vehicle driving record, including a driving record from previous states if the Alaska driver's license was first issued within one year prior to application, documenting an acceptable driving history. The processing fee(s) are the responsibility of the selected applicant. For information on acceptable driving history, please refer to the MOA Driving Conviction Guidelines. All required certifications and licenses must remain current for the duration of employment. The Municipality of Anchorage is an employer of National Service. Please be sure to include any volunteer work with AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or other national service programs on your application in the work history portion. Veterans: Veterans who wish to be considered for interview preference as allowed in the Personnel Rules 3.30.031 D must attach a copy of their DD Form 214 to the application. The DD Form 214 must show an honorable discharge. The minimum qualifications of the position must be met for preference consideration. Application Process: Once applicants click on the 'Apply' link underneath the header section of a vacancy announcement, they will be directed to the ********************** website to log into their existing account (or to create an account) of their application profile. Applicants will create or review their profile, make any updates necessary, and submit their application from their personal account. NOTE: The GovernmentJobs website and applicant's profile accounts are not administered by the Municipality of Anchorage. For technical assistance or customer service regarding an account profile, applicants may contact the GovernmentJobs customer support line at 1-************. For general questions regarding Municipal vacancy announcements or the employment process with the Municipality of Anchorage, applicants may contact the Human Resources Department at ************** during regular business hours of Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Alaska Time. The MOA is an EO and AA employer and complies with Title I of the ADA. For information regarding requests for reasonable accommodations related to employment under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Municipality of Anchorage ADA Coordinator at **************
          

Software Engineer Linux

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Location: Cedar Rapids Job type: Permanent Sector: Manufacturing Category: Software Engineer Jobs Date Posted: :00 Country: United States of America Location: HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, USA At Collins Aerospace, we're dedicated to relentlessly tackling the toughest challenges in our industry - all to redefine aerospace. Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies - Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems - we're driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer. We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE. We are currently searching for a Software Engineer - Linux to join our team in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A comprehensive relocation package is available for qualified candidates. Our Avionics team advances aviation electronics and information management solutions for commercial and military customers across the world. That means we're helping passengers reach their destination safely. We're connecting aircraft operators, airports, rail and critical infrastructure with intelligent data service solutions that keep passengers, flight crews and militaries connected and informed. And we're providing industry-leading fire protection and safety systems that our customers can count on when it matters most. Are you ready to learn from the most knowledgeable experts in the industry, develop the technologies of tomorrow and reach new heights in your career? Join our Avionics team today. Job Summary Applies a systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approach to the construction, analysis, or management of software. Uses independent judgment to make decisions in day-to-day job responsibilities the majority of the time under general supervision. Job Responsibilities * Expand and apply knowledge: Product domain, Requirements, Design, Development, Test and Release software processes, tools, methods and coding best practices with primary emphasis on taking technical ownership in a software component of the product domain. * Develop and document component and moderate changes to software requirements documentation, applying knowledge of processes, tools and methods in the management and tracking of software requirements baseline. * Design, code, test, integrate and document software of moderate complexity within software services, software components, software test tools and software test scripts. Prepare software builds for execution in a simulation environment, reference platforms and on the target hardware. Understands and utilizes the appropriate RC processes and tools during product development, resulting in increased product quality and improving customer satisfaction. * Participate in cross-functional team efforts in integration, verification and validation for products and sub-systems of moderate complexity. * Contribute to the engineering estimates for tasks such as change requests or problem reports. * Create unit testing ability (along with continued regression testing ability) such that software components may be developed and comprehensively tested in a simulation environment - if such an environment does not exist, consider various alternatives to create one. * Able to use test equipment (e.g. Logic Analyzer) and software debugging tools (e.g. Wireshark) to aid in the integration process. techniques and skills required to identify a root cause of a given software integration issue. * Escalates encountered technical software issues to project leadership in a timely fashion. * Contribute to software engineering requirements capture, analysis and creation for moderate complexity software designs. * Individual job duties may vary. Basic Qualifications * Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline is required. * Basic knowledge as a Linux user is required. * Experience programming in C and the use of Bash & Python scripting are required. * Experience with the open source version control system Git is highly preferred. At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form - with our customers and with each other propel us all higher, again and again. Some of our competitive benefits package includes: - Medical, dental, and vision insurance - Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees - Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution - Tuition reimbursement - Life insurance and disability coverage - And more now and be part of the team that's redefining aerospace, every day. United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class. Date Posted: :00 Country: United States of America Location: HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, USA At Collins Aerospace, we're dedicated to relentlessly tackling the toughest challenges in our industry - all to redefine aerospace. Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies - Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems - we're driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer. We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE. We are currently searching for a Software Engineer - Linux to join our team in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A comprehensive relocation package is available for qualified candidates. Our Avionics team advances aviation electronics and information management solutions for commercial and military customers across the world. That means we're helping passengers reach their destination safely. We're connecting aircraft operators, airports, rail and critical infrastructure with intelligent data service solutions that keep passengers, flight crews and militaries connected and informed. And we're providing industry-leading fire protection and safety systems that our customers can count on when it matters most. Are you ready to learn from the most knowledgeable experts in the industry, develop the technologies of tomorrow and reach new heights in your career? Join our Avionics team today. Job Summary Applies a systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approach to the construction, analysis, or management of software. Uses independent judgment to make decisions in day-to-day job responsibilities the majority of the time under general supervision. Job Responsibilities * Expand and apply knowledge: Product domain, Requirements, Design, Development, Test and Release software processes, tools, methods and coding best practices with primary emphasis on taking technical ownership in a software component of the product domain. * Develop and document component and moderate changes to software requirements documentation, applying knowledge of processes, tools and methods in the management and tracking of software requirements baseline. * Design, code, test, integrate and document software of moderate complexity within software services, software components, software test tools and software test scripts. Prepare software builds for execution in a simulation environment, reference platforms and on the target hardware. Understands and utilizes the appropriate RC processes and tools during product development, resulting in increased product quality and improving customer satisfaction. * Participate in cross-functional team efforts in integration, verification and validation for products and sub-systems of moderate complexity. * Contribute to the engineering estimates for tasks such as change requests or problem reports. * Create unit testing ability (along with continued regression testing ability) such that software components may be developed and comprehensively tested in a simulation environment - if such an environment does not exist, consider various alternatives to create one. * Able to use test equipment (e.g. Logic Analyzer) and software debugging tools (e.g. Wireshark) to aid in the integration process. techniques and skills required to identify a root cause of a given software integration issue. * Escalates encountered technical software issues to project leadership in a timely fashion. * Contribute to software engineering requirements capture, analysis and creation for moderate complexity software designs. * Individual job duties may vary. Basic Qualifications * Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline is required. * Basic knowledge as a Linux user is required. * Experience programming in C and the use of Bash & Python scripting are required. * Experience with the open source version control system Git is highly preferred. At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form - with our customers and with each other propel us all higher, again and again. Some of our competitive benefits package includes: - Medical, dental, and vision insurance - Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees - Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution - Tuition reimbursement - Life insurance and disability coverage - And more now and be part of the team that's redefining aerospace, every day. United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.
          

Engineering Technician

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Recruiter Wood Location Midland, TX, US Salary Competitive Posted 18 Oct 2019 Closes 17 Nov 2019 Ref 65208 Sector Oil and Gas Category Management Contract Type Permanent Hours Full Time You need to sign in or create an account to save Overview / Responsibilities Wood is currently sourcing an Engineering Technician to join our team in Midland , Texas with a Major operator. U.S. Only: Authorization to work permanently in the U.S. without sponsorship required. Primary role is to run air compliance program for gas lift compression. PM tracking, identification of missed PM's and working with rental company to complete Tracking and review of quarterly state catalyst emissions tests Coordinate with central HSE to schedule annual federal air test Skills / Qualifications Future roles after getting up to speed on air compliance program could include: Build, implement and maintain cost tracking and facility surveillance tools Support engineering teams by preparing reports from surveillance programs & making recommendations for issue resolution Maintain equipment database by gathering field data, inputting to database, and auditing field to ensure quality information Support project execution teams through drawing development, material management and site walk downs Company Overview Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors. *************** Diversity Statement We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws. Sign up for job alertsGet new jobs for this search by emailEmail jobs
          

Information Security Engineer 6 Enterprise Access Management Job posting in #Winston Salem #ITjobs

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Job Description At Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially. We're looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you'll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience. Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you. Wells Fargo Technology sets IT strategy; enhances the design, development, and operations of our systems; optimizes the Wells Fargo infrastructure footprint; provides information security; and enables continuous banking access through in-store, online, ATM, and other channels to Wells Fargo's more than 70 million global customers. Acts in a strategic role in the development, deployment and maintenance of Identity and Access Management solutions. Responsible to ensure IAM key controls are enabled and operate effectively for the enterprise applications. Provides security solutions based on IAM technologies for the applications to successfully deploy key controls. Leads projects to assess access control needs and integration information to IAM tools and processes. Assists in developing strategic plan development for enterprise wide access control solutions. Serves as the highest level of information security consultant to all internal clients and technical management in all areas of the business to ensure conformity with corporate information security standards. Directs and serves as a mentor to less experienced staff. Required Qualifications - 10+ years of information security applications and systems experience - 10+ years of IAM (Identity and Access Management) experience with application on-boarding, certifications, or role management - 3 + years of Microsoft Visio experience - 2+ years of virtual directory services experience - 1+ years of supporting multi-factor authentication Desired Qualifications - Expert knowledge and understanding of information security practices and policies, including Information Security Frameworks, Standards, and best practices - Ability to manage highly complex issues and negotiate solutions - Excellent verbal and written communication skills - Ability to interact and communicate effectively with all levels of an organization; including at the executive level - OIG (Oracle Identity Governance) suite experience - Knowledge and understanding of Hadoop - Experience with access control lists (ACLs), Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) servers, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates, Group Policy Objects (GPOs), and Active Directory - Leadership experience including; coaching, training, and mentoring - Ability to assess issues, make quick decisions, implement solutions, and influence change - Strong customer relationship management skills - Ability to think creatively to find innovative solutions to complex analytical questions - Ability to identify and manage complex issues and negotiate solutions within a geographically dispersed organization - Ability to exercise independent judgment to identify and resolve problems - Ability to present complex concepts to senior management - Strong analytical skills with ability to turn findings into executable plans to meet business objectives - A BS/BA degree or higher in information technology - Knowledge and understanding of banking or financial services industry Other Desired Qualifications - Attribute Based Access Controls, Identity as a Service, Role Mining - Strong understanding of Identity Governance, SSO, MFA, Virtual Directory Tools and technologies. Job Expectations - Ability to travel up to 25% of the time Street Address NC-Charlotte: 1525 W Wt Harris Blvd - Charlotte, NC MN-Minneapolis: 255 2nd Ave S - Minneapolis, MN IA-West Des Moines: 7001 Westown Pkwy - West Des Moines, IA AZ-Chandler: 2600 S Price Rd - Chandler, AZ TX-Plano: 4975 Preston Park Blvd - Plano, TX MO-Saint Louis: 100 N Jefferson Ave - Saint Louis, MO VA-Glen Allen: 4340 Innslake Dr - Glen Allen, VA NC-Winston Salem: 809 W 4 1/2 St - Winston Salem, NC TX-San Antonio: 4101 Wiseman Blvd - San Antonio, TX Disclaimer All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act. Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women. Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.
          

Cognizant Systems Engineer - Mechanical

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Recruiter Bechtel Location Pueblo, Colorado Salary Competitive Posted 08 Oct 2019 Closes 07 Nov 2019 Ref ********** Sector Engineering Category Information Technology, Instrumentation, Mechanical, Skilled Trades Contract Type Permanent Hours Full Time You need to sign in or create an account to save Requisition ID: [[******]] Position Title: [[Cognizant Systems Engineer -PCAPP- Electrical (******]] Project: PCAPP Location: Pueblo, CO Relocation Authorized: [[National - Family]] Work Authorization: Possess right to work in the US without sponsorship US Citizenship Required: Yes Surety Program: UAP Other Requirements: Security Investigation, Drug/Alcohol Testing and Medical Examination, Adherence to AR (Army Regulation) 50-60, random drug and alcohol testing, Badge requirements Project Background The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) will safely destroy 2,611 tons of mustard agent in mortar rounds and artillery projectiles stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot (PCD) approximately 25 miles from Pueblo, Colorado. Neutralization followed by biotreatment is the technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Pueblo chemical weapons stockpile. The PCAPP plant began the operations and munition destruction phase as of September 2016. Candidates for unescorted access to the Chemical Limited Area must successfully clear National Agency Check with Local Check (NACLC). All employees are subject and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment. Must be physically fit and able to work safely at an operating plant. Eligible applicants must be a US Citizen and successfully go through a government screening process. Based on project goals and objectives, candidates established within our local community are desirable. Role Overview The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) is looking for a Cognizant Systems Engineer- Mechanical at the Pueblo, CO location. This position will report to the Assistant Project Engineer for Cognizant System Engineers at the PCAPP project. The purpose of the Cognizant System Engineer (CSE) program, at PCAPP, is to ensure the continued operational readiness of the systems within its scope. One of the primary aspects of the CSE program is the designation of CSEs who are responsible for: Maintaining overall knowledge and awareness of assigned systems Providing systems engineering support for operations and maintenance Technical support for ensuring continued system operational readiness For each PCAPP system, the designated CSE will be the 'System Owner'. The responsibility of the CSE is to provide technical expertise and direction on a system to ensure the safe, efficient, and reliable performance of plant systems and components within the design and within environmental requirements, applicable codes and standards, approved procedures, and PCAPP policy. The CSEs have the primary responsibility to achieve resolution of technical issues and provide direction regarding their assigned system(s), utilizing Engineering Staff 'discipline' expertise when required. This PCAPP position falls under the scope of the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act of 1965 (SCA). The SCA requires PCAPP to provide employees with benefits and wages no less than the amounts the Department of Labor has established for the location and classification in which the employee will be working. This is a long-term assignment and this position will operate on a DuPont rotating 12-hour day and night shifts based working schedule (12 hours per day). Overtime hours will be required as deemed necessary. Principle responsibilities include but are not limited to: The successful candidates will be expected to perform the following duties of this position in the areas of mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and control, or fire protection, but are not necessarily limited to: 1. Configuration Management: Understand system design and operation, including conformance to environmental, safety, and health requirements Technical baseline maintenance Engineered equivalency analysis Monitor all capital improvement projects and recommend training programs as per requirement. Demonstrate understanding of the following processes: Maintenance Management Work Control Change Control Document Control Drawing Control Conduct of Operations Agent Safety Limiting Conditions of Operations (LCOs) Procurement, replacement, and related quality assurance requirements. Working knowledge of the plant's operation. Vendor recommendations, manuals, and any product warnings. Lead resolution of design issues necessary to support plant operations and/or maintenance Review Project design and other documents for operations, maintenance, and testing impacts and provide alternative solutions for problems Provide technical assistance in support of line management safety responsibilities and ensure continued system operational readiness Ensure that system configuration is being managed effectively Resource and Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) and requirements. Answering system(s) Nonconformance Reports. Supporting permit modifications by attending any meetings and providing field walk downs, as required, with State of Colorado representatives. Operations and Maintenance Support: Maintain overall cognizance of the system and be responsible for system engineering support for operations and maintenance Monitoring, tracking, and trending of assigned systems Troubleshooting; root cause analysis Recommend improvements to existing products. Analyze all equipment requirements and assist in requisition of all tools and equipment. Maintain and review daily logs and assist to resolve all issues and provide support to all engineering activities Review and recommend improvements of all SOP and facility/system related procedures and perform troubleshooting on all plant activities and resolve all issues and assist facilities manager to implement all changes. Evaluate all production activities and prepare reports for all activities and inspect all associate plant machines and equipment. Initiate actions to correct problems Remain cognizant of system-specific maintenance and operations history and industry operating experience, as well as manufacturer and vendor recommendations and any product warnings regarding their assigned systems Providing technical support to Operations for their assigned system, which includes: Providing technical advice to Operations to ensure their understanding of the need for operational requirements, as specified. Supporting Operations personnel technical training n the assigned system(s). Preparing for and supporting Operational Readiness Reviews (ORRs) and other testing activities. Providing technical direction to Maintenance. Developing and reviewing purchase requisitions for replacement and spare parts. Assisting Maintenance in planning critical, unusual, r major maintenance activities. Developing Preventative Maintenance (PMs) and job plans Recommending changes in maintenance procedures based upon engineering evaluations of the trends observed. Reviewing calibration procedures and records. Conducting investigations during upset conditions. Conducting long-range preparation and planning for future campaigns and reviewing identified campaigns for schedule improvements. Providing around-the-clock support, as required. Preparing contract Scope of Work (SOW), which includes: Generating a detailed SOW and submitting it for field and document review and update, as required. Attending pre-bid meetings and job-site visits, answering bidder questions, locating additional documentation needed to substantiate and answer bidder questions. Interfacing with the subcontractor, attending in-progress review meetings, and providing additional information to the subcontractor, as required. Performing final walk downs. Coordinating with Operations, Maintenance, and the contractor on scheduling installation activities. Reviewing and approving all submittals/material from subcontractor for accuracy. CSE Training and Qualification: Complete required training and maintain qualifications associated with assignments. The basic CSE qualification level includes prerequisite education and experience, training, familiarization with the PCAPP design, permitting and operational plans, and knowledge of processes and procedures applicable to CSE duties. Required reading is an important part of this qualification program and numerous required readings must be completed before satisfying the job requirements. The reading topics may not all be the same for all CSE qualification packages and are at the discretion of the Engineering Manager. In addition to the basic CSE qualification level, PCAPP CSEs will be assigned one or more PCAPP systems for specific qualification. For system-specific requirements, the CSE must demonstrate detailed systemspecific knowledge including key technical requirements, design basis information, and system interfaces, and demonstrate an understanding of specific Safety and Regulatory assumptions/implications for operation of the system. Final evaluation will be done by oral interview assessment, system walk-down or a combination of the two. A CSE is fully qualified for his/her system when he/she has obtained the basic and system-specific qualifications. Basic Job Qualifications: A recognized degree in an engineering or a related scientific discipline, from an accredited college or university with at least 1 year of relevant work experience in relevant types of engineering such as systems startup, mechanical and field engineering, electrical engineering or plant operation in large industrial plants, utilities, process plants or other engineering/construction firms. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 7 years of relevant work experience in relevant types of engineering such as systems startup, mechanical and field engineering, electrical engineering or plant operation in large industrial plants, utilities, process plants or other engineering/construction firms. Must be a US Citizen. Dual citizenship is subject to client approval. Must be able to obtain and maintain access to the Depot. Minimum Job Qualifications: Knowledge of industry, and regulatory guides, codes, and standards. ANSI C2 National Electrical Safety Code, National Fire Protection Association NFPA 70, 70E, DOD Unified Facilities Criteria Skill in oral and written communication. Demonstrated expertise in system management Experienced in Power Distribution systems rated up to 13.2 kV 3 Phase 480 V Substations Experienced with motor control centers, switch gear and tiebreakers Knowledge of operations and interface of Standby Diesel Generators Knowledge of Uninterruptible Power Supply along with associated equipment Battery, rectifier, charger, inverter, static bypass switch and a manual maintenance bypass switch Be familiar with low-impedance earthing resistance systems Knowledgeable on different communication systems including but not limited to; Public address and paging (PA & PS), Dedicated demilitarization protective ensemble radio system (DPE), Secure radio system SRS and intercom systems. This project will be subject to the Army Regulations (AR50-6 Chemical Surety) which governs persons performing work under the Personnel Reliability Program (PRP) and Unescorted Access Program (UAP). Depending on the work performed and the access granted a government security investigation and other physical requirements such as respirators may be mandated. Eligibility to be placed in a PRP or UAP position requires US citizenship. The following Surety Program marked with an 'x' apply to this job: _____ None / No Program _____ This position is designated as a Chemical Duty Position and is subject to the requirements of the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP). As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a series of screenings included but not limited to a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, medical exam and respiratory screening, and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by Army Regulations. __X__ This position is designated as an Unescorted Access Position (UAP). As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a series of screenings included but not limited to a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, respiratory screening and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by Army Regulations. Shaping tomorrow together! Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right-no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries. Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Sign up for job alertsGet new jobs for this search by emailEmail jobs
          

IT Consultant III

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Thurston County is seeking highly motivated and qualified individuals for the position of Information Technology Consultant III (ITC III) within the Information Technology Department.
The Information Technology Department provides desktop, network, application, telecommunication, and geographical information system services.
This ITC III position provides critical technical expertise in the design, build, and integration of data from various resources. Your main goal will be to provide infrastructure and tools which can be used to deliver end-to-end solutions to business problems that can be developed quickly and maintained easily. This position works with staff and customers in a team setting for the planning, installation, management, maintenance, and enhancement of countywide information services. Specific job functions include but are not limited to:
  • Develop database solutions; create and enforce database development standards; create and maintain data governance. Design strategies for database systems and set standards for operations, programming, and security. Align data solutions to business requirements. Develop analytics & reporting.
  • Provide technical consultation and assistance in design, planning, collection, storage, manipulation, retrieval and assessment of data.
  • Identify, prioritize, and lead development of enterprise analytical tools and applications.
  • Analyze industry-wide trends and make recommendations for improvements and efficiencies in system performance.
  • Identify gaps in current data needs and provide leadership and vision with addressing shortcomings.
  • Analyze structural requirements for new software and applications.
  • Build, optimize, and maintain conceptual and logical database models.
  • Partner and collaborate with customers on project and work requests, help identify requirements and provide solutions.
    Working Conditions:Work is performed primarily in an office environment. During emergencies or special projects, this position may be required to be called in or work an irregular schedule and cause a temporary change in normal work hours. This includes working on non-business or extended hours on weekends and holidays to check/troubleshoot network or system outages, attend early morning or evening meetings, and/or be available by phone to answer questions. Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in computer science, management information, business administration, or related field and four years of progressive responsibility with at least two years of the four in a project management capacity. Additional experience may substitute for education on a year for year basis.
    • Depending upon area of assignment, experience must include a demonstrated knowledge in one or more of the following to successfully perform the essential job functions of the position: Thorough knowledge of personal computer hardware, operating systems, office automation software, printers, plotters, etc; Thorough knowledge of networks, servers, communication devices, system/network security systems; and, Thorough knowledge of programming languages, database products, and integration techniques on multiple computing platforms.
    • Current Washington State Driver's License or have requested and obtained an appropriate accommodation.
    • Employment is contingent upon passing a security background investigation
      Desired SkillsTo be successful in this position, candidates will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
      • Minimum two years experience as a Technical/Solutions Architect
      • Experience with managing and implementing enterprise solutions
      • Capable of managing and implementing plans of action
      • Demonstrated experience mentoring team members and being a role model
      • Good written and verbal communication skills with the ability to document and communicate technical information to IT professionals and non-technical staff
      • Forward thinker with ability to enable new ideas or improved methods for system efficiencies and work solutions
      • Self-starter who can lead, direct and collaborate with work teams
      • Communicate (oral and written) clearly and effectively with all levels within the organization
        The ideal candidate will also have the following:
        • Extensive experience with object-oriented design and coding and testing patterns, including experience with engineering software platforms and data infrastructures. Familiarity with functional programming concepts is a plus.
        • Experience in delivery of enterprise systems with an emphasis on cloud-based, widely available applications
        • In-depth knowledge of the Microsoft platform (IIS, .NET, Web Services, SQL Server, Windows Server, Active Directory etc.)
        • Confidence in dealing with staff, managers and partners across the organization
          Other Position Related InformationContact Person: Sherrie Ilg, Applications Supervisor,
          This position is:
          • NOT represented by a Union
          • NOT eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
          • Eligible for benefits
          • Contingent upon passing a security background investigation.
            Items required for consideration:
            • Application
            • Resume
            • Letter of Interest
            • Supplemental Questionnaire
          

Full Stack Software Development Engineer - Relocation Available - 875040-0 (Elizabeth,NJ)

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DESCRIPTION

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world leader in providing a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world!

Passionate about building, owning and operating massively scalable systems? Experienced in building and leading teams of highly competent software engineers? Want to make a billion-dollar impact? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

The Team: We're an agile, independent team working to build a brand new AWS product. We need developers who are capable of breaking down and solving complex problems. This team will have the opportunity to work on highly visible projects that directly impact hundreds of other teams at Amazon.

Developers at Amazon work on real world problems on a global scale, own their systems end-to-end, and influence the direction of our technology that impacts hundreds of millions customers around the world. Join a team of super smart, customer obsessed developers that think big and have fun.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

3+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience building new products and services from the ground up.
Experience with React.js, Node.js and Java based web applications
Experience with building RESTful or SOAP APIs
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of computer networking and information security.
Strong communications skills; you will be required to proactively engage fellow Amazonians both inside and outside of your team.
Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases.
Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions.
Deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems; ability to think abstractly.
Ability to synthesize requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and facilitate engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines.
Expertise in software processes, web services, multi-tiered systems, and enterprise application integration.
Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role
Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

*Please email AWS Sourcing Recruiter, Scott Korkowski (...@amazon.com) if you have questions.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.

**For more information on Amazon Web Services, please visit

This role will sit in our new headquarters in Northern Virginia, where Amazon will invest $2.5 billion dollars, occupy 4 million square feet of energy efficient office space, and create at least 25,000 new full-time jobs. Our employees and the neighboring community will also benefit from the associated investments from the Commonwealth including infrastructure updates, public transportation improvements, and new access to Reagan National Airport.

By working together on behalf of our customers, we are building the future one innovative product, service, and idea at a time. Are you ready to embrace the challenge? Come build the future with us.

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Arlington Area, VA

Software Development Associated topics: .net, application, backend, c c++, c#, developer, devops, php, programming, software programmer
          

New USAF Contract (Multiple IT Field Service Roles)

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Summary / DescriptionUnisys Federal Systems is NOW HIRING for a newly awarded Air Force Contract!

ALL positions REQUIRE:Ability to obtain a SECRET Clearance Security+ (CE) Certification

We are currently seeking:Field Service AnalystsField Service TechniciansField Service Technician LeadBusiness Process EngineersMobile TechniciansSystems Architects

Locations Include:Augusta, GABuckley AFB, COCannon AFB, NMElmendorf AFB, AKHurlburt Field, FLMaxwell AFB, ALOffutt AFB, NEPope AFB, NCREMOTESLC, UT


RequirementsVisit our career site at https://unisys-fed.jobs.net/ to review full job descriptions and apply directly.
If you would prefer to speak with a recruiter first, send an email message to DefenseSysAdmin@unisys.com. Include your resume if possible.
About UnisysDo you have what it takes to be mission critical?
Your skills and experience could be mission critical for our Unisys team supporting the Federal Government in their mission to protect and defend our nation, and transform the way government agencies manage information and improve responsiveness to their customers. As a member of our diverse team, you'll gain valuable career-enhancing experience as we support the design, development, testing, implementation, training, and maintenance of our federal government's critical systems.
Apply today to become mission critical and help our nation meet the growing need for IT security, improved infrastructure, big data, and advanced analytics.
Unisys is a global information technology company that solves complex IT challenges at the intersection of modern and mission critical. We work with many of the world's largest companies and government organizations to secure and keep their mission-critical operations running at peak performance; streamline and transform their data centers; enhance support to their end users and constituents; and modernize their enterprise applications. We do this while protecting and building on their legacy IT investments. Our offerings include outsourcing and managed services, systems integration and consulting services, high-end server technology, cybersecurity and cloud management software, and maintenance and support services. Unisys has more than 23,000 employees serving clients around the world.
Unisys offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from first day of employment, a 401k with an immediately vested company match, vacation and educational benefits. To learn more about Unisys visit us at www.Unisys.com.
Unisys is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) - Minorities, Females, Disabled Persons, and Veterans.#FED#
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Senior Data Center Architect (Pre-Sales)

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Requisition Number: 73646 As a Data Center Architect you'll lead discussions with clients around their cloud and data center initiatives. You'll assist account executives with technical and business guidance on a variety of services and technologies within large enterprise customers. You'll act as a trusted advisor to customers based on intimate technical knowledge of the customer environment. The DCA has the ability to leverage consulting services, managed services, field services coupled with technology to drive desired business outcomes. What you'll do at Insight:
  • Build relationships with clients at the manager and director level.
  • Create and implement a solution roadmap and select the right infrastructure and technology platform or product based on in-depth knowledge of one and broad knowledge of other technologies.
  • Ability to lead development of the technical solution or offering, in translating the business needs into technical requirements. Identifies gaps, strategic impacts, financial impacts and the risk profile in the technical solution or offering, and provides technical support."
  • Assist clients with complex projects involved multiple disciples or business units.
  • Recommend to client appropriate technological alternatives.
  • Evaluate new technological developments and how they affect evolving client business requirements. What you'll need to join Insight:
    • A Bachelor degree from an accredited institution or a minimum of 10+ years' experience working in a technical role.
    • Minimum of 5 industry and/or product certifications required
    • Excels at leading group client business discussions
    • Solid experience in consultative / complex sales processes
    • Strong written and verbal skills and adept at client presentations
    • Deep knowledge and interest in major public cloud offerings (Microsoft Azure, AWS, OpenStack, DevOps) and related Infrastructure, Platform and Software as a Service capabilities. Insight is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. #LI-US Posting Notes: Boston, MA -- Massachusetts (US-MA) -- United States (US) -- None -- None -- US - Boston, MA; US - NYC-36TH ST; US - Philadelphia, PA; US - Washington, DC --
          

Hydromer Inc. Announces Its Partnership With EuroDev to Expand on Demand for Its Specialty Coatings Products in Europe

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Branchburg, NJ - (NewMediaWire) - November 06, 2019 - Hydromer, Inc. (HYDI) is partnering with EuroDev to further their presence among European based companies requiring specialty coatings for biomedical and industrial applications. With EuroDev’s vast experience in the industrial and medical markets throughout Europe and Hydromer’s 40 years of expertise in developing specialty polymer and surface modification technologies, the partnership will provide a collaborative platform to rapidly serve the needs of companies ranging from start-ups to large multinationals based in Europe. This partnership will assist in furthering Hydromer’s legendary and proven technologies into Europe and support European medical device companies that are looking to establish or expand into North American markets.“The global hydrophilic coatings market size is vast and undergoing exceptional growth in diverse markets including, medical devices and equipment, automotive, optical, electronic and chemical. Europe is one of the largest marketplaces of overall consumption, accounting for ~ 25% of the total market. Due to rising investments in medical infrastructure and expansion, demand will continue to rise for Hydromer’s high performance specialty coatings and services in Europe. This partnership with EuroDev will help us deliver even better and faster customer service to clients based in the EU,” said Peter M. von Dyck – CEO.About EuroDevEuroDev, founded in the Netherlands more than 20 years ago, works closely with clients to develop a unique business development model for European expansion. Their expertise spans a wide variety of sectors, including industrial and healthcare.About HydromerHydromer® is a leading global surface modification and coatings solutions and services provider. As a trusted partner to many of the most renowned and recognized companies worldwide, our solutions add material value to our clients’ products so that they can stand out in the marketplace. We are an innovation-driven, customer-centered organization with a focus on meeting our clients’ needs. Nikki Barnes 7066621427 anbarnes@hydromer.com
          

Construction Manager

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Recruiter Wood Location Lake charles, LA, US Salary Competitive Posted 24 Oct 2019 Closes 23 Nov 2019 Ref 66017 Sector Power and Nuclear Category Construction, Management Contract Type Permanent Hours Full Time You need to sign in or create an account to save Overview / Responsibilities Wood is seeking a Construction Manager to join our project team. Key Responsibilities: Attends handover meeting with the Project Director/Project Manager, Proposal Manger and others prior to commencement of the work. Directs and coordinates the formulation and issue of the Construction Execution Plan document in accord with company policy. Reviews with and obtains approval of the Project Director/Project Manager of the plan. Updates and reissues as necessary. Plans and provides for the needs of the construction program as required by the Construction Execution Plan and ensures the integration of the needs into the Project Execution Plan as approved by the Project Director/Project Manager. Develops an organization chart and staffing plan for all site personnel and recommends personnel by name to fill the positions. Obtains approval for all recommended personnel from the Vice President - Project Operations and, for support personnel, from the applicable department heads. Is familiar with and uses the organization's corporate policies and the project operations department procedures and practices as a required guide in performing the assigned duties. Organizes, directs and drives the Constructability Program at the outset of planning in accord with company policy as a way to achieve project schedule and goals. Ascertains the tool and equipment needs of the project through subordinates. Directs and coordinates the preparation of the Tool and Equipment Schedule. Provides the schedule to procurement for their implementation. Skills / Qualifications Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management or Business is preferred. Overall, a minimum of 20 years' experience in the process and/or utility/power construction industry. Experience via assignments or supervisory responsibility in most areas, including field engineering, project control, quality control, administration of contracts and subcontracts, craft supervision, field superintendence, safety, labor relations, maintenance, turnarounds and outages, commissioning and other applicable positions and functions. Leadership ability and leadership skills. Team builder skills. Planning and organizational skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills; listens and gets clarification. Leads by example; takes responsibility for own actions; exhibits confidence in self and others. Delegates work assignments by matching the responsibilities to the capabilities of the personnel; effectively follows-up and provides support Company Overview Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors. *************** Diversity Statement We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws. Sign up for job alertsGet new jobs for this search by emailEmail jobs Power and Nuclear Management jobs in United States Sign up for job alertsGet new jobs for this search by emailEmail jobs
          

Senior Technical Product Manager - Chicopee

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Join Hired and find your dream job as a Senior Technical Product Manager at one of 10,000+ companies looking for candidates just like you.Companies on Hired apply to you, not the other way around. You'll receive salary and compensation details upfront--- - before the interview - and be able to choose from a variety of industries you're interested in, to find a job you'll love in less than 2 weeks.A Senior Technical Product Manager (PM) has a strong technical background that is focused on the more technical aspects of the product; and works closely with the engineering team. With their technical acumen and deeper familiarity with the inner workings of the engineering organization, they are better able to properly assess whether engineering estimates are correct, review technical specifications, architecture and networking plans, and participate in security, scalability and infrastructure activities. This role may also be called upon when it comes to working with third parties, whether it's evaluating APIs and capabilities, mapping out integration plans or evaluating different technology options. Senior Technical Product Managers are not writing code or creating networking diagrams.Join today because many of our companies are looking for Senior Technical Product Managers with the following types of experiences:Responsibilities
  • Uncover and understand customer needs and translate them into requirements.
  • Ability to work well with internal teams, including developers, engineers, architects, quality assurance and operations. Ensure requirements are fully understood and that implementation plans match expectations.
  • Understand, research and follow technical trends in the industry and in general. Able to assess emerging products and companies to measure their potential value or threat to the company and its products.
  • Make recommendations on which new technologies to invest in or leverage.
  • Follow competitors and conduct capability analysis regularly.
  • Provide internal and customer training on how to use the product.
  • Answer incoming questions about the product and its capabilities.
  • Assess and address technical risks.
  • Understand and analyze data pipelines, algorithms and automated systems.
  • Use database queries to analyze performance indicators, evaluate experiments, etc.
  • Define success criteria for testing and product acceptance.
  • Facilitate creation and maintenance of proper product documentation.Nice to Haves
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering (or similar area of study).
  • Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills for technical teams.
  • 2-5 years of relevant product-related experience.
  • Experience with Oracle, SQL, NOSQL Java, Javascript, REST, EDI, SOAP, React, Agile and Scrum.
  • Strong Object-Oriented Programming Skills. Good understanding of data structures and algorithms.
  • Demonstrated experience executing significant cross-functional projects.
  • Strong analytical skill set and a high degree of proficiency in data mining.
  • Recent experience in a similar Technical Product Manager Job capacity.
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    Civil Engineer Project Manager

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    SPI IS GROWING! Be part of an employee-owned company with an 80-year history of stellar service. SPI offers opportunities for growth and learning within the company. We offer competitive salary and benefits package. We are seeking an individual to fill full-time positions for Civil Engineers in our Houston, Beaumont and Terrell Offices. The candidates must have 5-15 years experience in civil engineering design. Responsibilities and Duties Handling all aspects of preparing construction plans, specifications, and cost estimates for municipal engineering projects. Visiting project sites and meeting with clients as needed. Work in a team environment on complex municipal infrastructure projects, including: roads, safety paths, storm sewer, water main, sanitary sewer, recreation facilities, plan reviews and site development Managing multiple projects efficiently Developing cost estimates and project schedules Developing reports and studies Qualifications and Skills Bachelor's of Science Degree in Civil Engineering At least 5-15 years relevant work experience Texas PE license, or ability to obtain within 12 months, required. Effective communication skills Strong attention to detail Ability to consistently meet deadlines and work with little supervision Possess an understanding and knowledge of applicable codes and regulations Experience in water and wastewater engineering desired Proficient with AutoCAD Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously Ability to work in a team environment Familiarity with a variety of computer packages including: AutoCAD, Civil 3D, MS Office Comprehensive Benefits Package Medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage Group term life insurance Flexible spending account AFLAC supplemental insurance 401k Matching Paid Time Off Paid holidays Other Perks Associates Program Team and family-oriented work environment Advancement opportunities Employer-sponsored continuing education Profit Sharing Program Flex Scheduling Project Variety Employer-sponsored camping trips Opportunities to give back to the community Hallmark Anniversary Awards SPI is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees regardless of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, religious affiliation, physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, or age
              

    Public Sector Hardware Sales Representative

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    This position is responsible for new account development and/or expanding existing accounts within an established geographic territory. Works as part of an account team to identify, qualify and deliver Hardware products/ solutions. Responsible for the account plan to drive goal attainment in assigned territory. Coordinates with the other members of the sales team (employees and partners) to support account sales and business development strategies. Helps identify and engage the appropriate partner to meet customer specifications. Becomes trusted advisor to key customer influencers and decision makers. Drives company's strategy into assigned accounts. Follows all companies' methodologies and processes related to sales opportunity pursuit. Ensures that the company's sales programs are known and executed in assigned territory, including personal follow-up and engagement in selected opportunities. Achieves or exceeds the quarterly and annual sales goals. May travel frequently. Duties and tasks are standard with some variation. Completes own role largely independently within defined policies and procedures. 2 years relevant experience and BA/BS degree preferred. Oracle is an Affirmative Action-Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veterans status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Public Sector Hardware Sales Representative - North East USA - NY, NJ, CT, RI, MA, ME, VT, NH - Hardware Sales Rep II Oracle s mission-focused SLG Infrastructure Sales team seeks a professional with a techno-savvy spirit and an ability to bring ideas, concepts, and people together to deliver cost-effective and technically-sound hardware solutions to Public Sector customers in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. We are searching for a results-oriented hardware field sales representative with experience selling into State and Local Government agencies in the capital. Top candidates possess a background selling both on-premise and cloud-based public sector hardware systems. The Product Portfolio consists of Engineered Systems (Exadata, SuperCluster, & Big Data Appliance), Enterprise-class Private/Public Cloud solutions, x86/SPARC servers, and storage systems. Proficiency in the areas of Enterprise Architecture, OS, Database, Application, HPC, Storage, Virtualization, IaaS, and Cloud is expected. The successful representative will sell effective solutions to the C-level executives within these agencies, generating net-new business units within these accounts. The representative must leverage inside sales teams, channel sales teams, business development teams, resellers, and marketing campaigns to generate demand and create pipeline within the territory. The representative will have the authority to create and execute a personal territory strategic plan and must manage the sales cycle from opportunity discovery to closure. Experience with the Value Selling methodology an advantage. Candidates should be skilled in compliance-based issues, budgets, contracts, regulations, and procurement cycles. Experience in Complex Deal/Capture Management, Finance, Pricing, and Contracting is a plus. State agency account sales experience is necessary, preferably in the North East region. Hardware solution sales experience is preferred. The successful candidate will have met or exceeded their quota history. Preferred Geographic Location - North East USA - NY, NJ, CT, RI, MA, ME, VT, NH Travel schedule at representative s discretion. This is a Hunter and individual contributor role. Resume to ******************** Job: *Sales Organization: *Oracle Title: Public Sector Hardware Sales Representative - North East USA - NY, NJ, CT, RI, MA, ME, VT, NH - Hardware Sales Rep II Location: United States Requisition ID: 19001COT
              

    Staff Engineer, Software Engineering Lead - Embedded C/C++

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    SunIRef:Manu:title Staff Engineer, Software Engineering Lead - Embedded C/C++ Collins Aerospace 2,430 reviews - Melbourne, FL Collins Aerospace 2,430 reviews Read what people are saying about working here. Date Posted: 2019-10-30-07:00 Country: United States of America Location: HFL34: Melbourne, FL 1100 W Hibiscus Blvd , Melbourne, FL, 32902-2704 USA At Collins Aerospace, we're dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry - all to redefine aerospace. Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies - Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems - we're driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer. We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE. Our Avionics team advances aviation electronics and information management solutions for commercial and military customers across the world. That means we're helping passengers reach their destination safely. We're connecting aircraft operators, airports, rail and critical infrastructure with intelligent data service solutions that keep passengers, flight crews and militaries connected and informed. And we're providing industry-leading fire protection and safety systems that our customers can count on when it matters most. Are you ready to learn from the most knowledgeable experts in the industry, develop the technologies of tomorrow and reach new heights in your career? Join our Avionics team today.Collins Aerospace makes modern flight possible. Of course, that wouldn't be possible without the capabilities and technologies of our organization, as well as our engineers - a highly skilled, accomplished network that spans more than 180 sites, 24 countries and 6 Strategic Business Units (SBUs). Role Overview Collins Aerospace is currently seeking a Staff level Software Engineer to lead the development of embedded software for Avionics Navigation products for Design Assurance Level A (DAL-A) using DO-178 B/C. This is a software engineering position with a focus on the full lifecycle development including requirements capture and development, software architecture and integration, software team planning and execution. This will include new project development, along with integration and test of new features within the current avionics software. Primary Responsibilities: Contribute to software engineering requirements capture and analysis in area of domain expertise. Able to identify cross-functional deficiencies in requirements. Considered a Subject Matter Expert in at least one area and considered a domain generalist in multiple areas, including a moderate understanding of systems knowledge in the assigned areas. Mentors product development teams in the utilization of the appropriate RC processes and tools during product development, thus increasing product quality and improving customer satisfaction. Design, code, test, integrate and document software of moderate to high complexity, and tailor internal processes, using knowledge of methods and tools for software development and documentation efforts. Ensure that development products are designed to meet the applicable RCI, Business Unit, and Customer/Project requirements. Serve as a lead in software development or verification efforts for moderate to high complexity software. Participate in cross-functional team efforts in definition, integration, verification and validation for products and sub-systems of moderate to high complexity. Perform debugging and integration of software components above and below currently developed software. Develop engineering estimates for Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) and Bid proposals, using applicable enterprise estimation tools, for components and area of expertise. May lead cross-functional/domain teams in a Project Engineering role. Review software defects trends, identify systemic root causes and process improvements and recommend new approaches, tools, techniques that drive continuous improvements in software development processes. Capable of proactively identifying and communicating technical software issues and help resolve these issues. Ensure these issues are elevated to project leadership for resolution. Plan, execute, and track varying duration projects from beginning to end. Report status and identify risks and opportunities for the project. Individual job duties may vary. Basic Qualifications: This position requires a Bachelor's degree in the appropriate discipline and 7 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant ************* the absence of a degree, 11 years of relevant experience is required. Demonstrated experience in Avionics Development & Certification to Design Assurance Level A (DAL-A) Demonstrated experience in all phases of DO- 178 B and DO-178 C Software Development Life Cycle Experience in leading a software development team Proficient skills in software development using C/C++, specifically related to Object Oriented development Demonstrated experience writing software requirements At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form - with our customers and with each other - propel us all higher, again and again. Some of our competitive benefits package includes: Medical, dental, and vision insurance Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution Tuition reimbursement Life insurance and disability coverage And more
              

    Cloud Security Systems Engineer

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    Description Our Mission At Palo Alto Networks everything starts and ends with our mission: Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life. We have the vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These aren't easy goals to accomplish - but we're not here for easy. We're here for better. We are a company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the way things are done, and we're looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the future of cybersecurity as we are. Your Career As a Palo Alto Networks Systems Engineer - Prisma Cloud Security Specialist, you will be the authority on our cybersecurity offerings for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) include Containers and Serverless. You are the go to resource for customer interactions that exceed the typical Systems Engineering requirements. This is a technical role that directly supports the sales delivery of quota. You are measured by your expertise and by your ability to lead to customer wins. There is also a requirement for close interaction with Product Management, Marketing and Competitor intelligence to ensure that we continue to out-innovate our competition. Your Impact Articulate to customers at all levels in the hierarchy, from engineer to CIO the value proposition of the platform Lead conversations about trends and emerging changes to the cloud security landscape that every customer needs to be aware of and planning for when utilizing public cloud IaaS and or PaaS services to for critical data, intellectual property, and applications Discuss, with credibility, the competitive landscape and position ours as the best alternative Interact locally and remotely with customers in an equally persuasive manner Help customers embrace our cloud security offerings Be the technical voice of Sales for all things related to security and compliance in the cloud (AWS, Azure & Google Cloud) and Containerized infrastructure Be an evangelist to further bring Security, DevOps, and SecOps together (DevSecOps) Provide technical demos to and lead deep dive discussions with prospective customers Act as a conduit for customer feedback to Product Management, Technical Marketing, competitor intelligence, and R & D to create requirements and deliver product features for our customers Provide design consultation and best practices and mentorship for the rollout, and implementation during the 'pre-sales' process for strategic opportunities, including 'proof of concept' Provide product update and improvement training to other SEs in the region or theater Assist in the training of new SEs in their designated regions Your Experience Degree in CS or equivalent and 5+ years of experience in a highly technical customer facing roles. Security architect, Infrastructure architect, Systems engineer, or Solutions architect Strong general infrastructure skills and specific knowledge of cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, and Google Compute Platform. Experience using APIs Experience with CloudFormation, Terraform, Azure Resource Manager, or GCP Cloud Deployment Manager Templates Proven experience with AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform configuration and administration of security features and services (including and not limited to identity and access management, service-related security features, networking, firewalls, encryption, and related best practices) In depth experience in security, cloud services i.e. Serverless technologies Expertise in container and DevOps technologies such as Kubernetes, Jenkins, Docker, and OpenShift. Security skills should include areas such as access control, runtime defense /anti-malware, and vulnerability management. Deep understanding of Unix/Linux and Windows operating systems as well as Containers Experience with IaaS and PaaS deployments, connectivity, network security, virtualization and compute Experience working with customers, positioning, demonstrating, configuring and troubleshooting infrastructure security products Travel within the designated region The Team As part of our Systems Engineering team, you'll support the sales team with technical expertise and guidance when establishing trust with key clients. You won't find someone at Palo Alto Networks that isn't committed to your success - with everyone pitching in to assist when it comes to solutions selling, learning, and development. As a member of our systems engineering team, you are motivated by a solutions-focused sales environment and find fulfillment in working with clients to resolve incredible complex cyberthreats. Our Commitment We're trailblazers that dream big, take risks, and challenge cybersecurity's status quo. It's simple: we can't accomplish our mission without diverse teams innovating, together. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at ***********************************. Palo Alto Networks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or other legally protected characteristics.
              

    EVI-Qualys Engineer - Remote

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    U.S. Bank is seeking an EVI-Qualys Engineer with demonstrated competence and visionary leadership experience to contribute toward the success of our technology initiatives. Provides technical expertise in development and support of all activities, processes, and tools for testing technology-based controls. Provides technical support to clients, management, security administrators, and network operations. Reviews and tests security plans, products, and control techniques. Provides implementation support for risk assessment and data security procedures and products. Evaluates new and proposed security systems, controls and technologies. Successful applicants will exemplify US Bank's ethical principles of uncompromising integrity, respect for others, accountability for decisions and actions, and good citizenship. Leaders at U.S. Bank consistently demonstrate integrity and ethics, maturity and resilience, and inspire trust and confidence among their teams. Our leaders are strong communicators who promote collaborative relationships, influence others, and value the diversity of backgrounds and ideas among their employees. Qualifications: Basic Qualifications - Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science, or equivalent work experience - Five or more year of experience in information security - Two or more years of experience in IT infrastructure management, application architecture, risk management, middleware technology, and IT project management Preferred Skills/Experience: - Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) - Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) Extensive experience in: - AGILE/Scrum Execution & Delivery - External Scanning Experience (Must) - Experience in using Qualys (Preferred) - Understanding of PCI ROC and Compliance - Understanding the fundamentals of PCI network architecture - Understanding of API Integrations with Cloud Products - ServiceNow Vulnerability Response Module Exp ( A plus) - Strong Understanding of Vulnerabilities & remediation - Ability to negotiate with technical teams and communicate remedial options in a confident manner - Exposure to automation and PY Scripting - Network Scanning Execution & Delivery - Internal/External Scanning Execution & Delivery - Infrastructure Scanning & Reporting Dashboard Design - Cloud Based Scanning Execution & Delivery - Understanding of Weak Protocols (SSL, TLS) - 3rd Party Scanning exposure (Plus) - Ability to enhance scanning software & develop innovative ideas - Technical writing/documentation - Change control - Product and vendor evaluation - IT standards, procedures, policy - Technical Baseline Standards and Scanning Interpretation - Advanced skills in analyzing technical and IT security issues - Ability to work with technical people and engage on complex problems - Understanding of underlying products supporting critical infrastructure scanning - Comfortable in bringing complex issues to resolution stage - General knowledge of project management concepts and procedures -Knowledge of working with PCI, GLBA, GDPR, SOX, ISO -Networking knowledge of ports/protocols/routing. Subject matter expert in: -External PCI Scanning software (Nessus/Tenable/Qualys/Rapid7/Palo Alto) -Scanning execution and delivery (External) -External Scanning maintenance and development -Scanning via Cloud hosted tools -Information security technologies -IT environment -Information security management -Information security architecture -Information security audits -Information security administration -Network and internet security Job: Information Technology Primary Location: Minnesota-MN-Richfield Shift: 1st - Daytime Average Hours Per Week: 40 Requisition ID: ********* Other Locations: United States U.S. Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. U.S. Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors.
              

    How can we evaluate the cost-effectiveness of health system strengthening? A typology and illustrations

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    How can we evaluate the cost-effectiveness of health system strengthening? A typology and illustrations

    Hauck, K., Chalkidou, K., Chi, Y. L., Culyer, A., Levin, C., Meacock, R., Over, M., Thomas, R., Vassall, A., Verguet, S., Smith, P. C. & Morton, A., 1 Jan 2019

    Article in Social science and medicine

    Publication details

    JournalSocial science and medicine
    DateAccepted/In press - 31 Oct 2018
    DateE-pub ahead of print - 3 Nov 2018
    DatePublished (current) - 1 Jan 2019
    Volume220
    Number of pages9
    Pages (from-to)141-149
    Early online date3/11/18
    Original languageEnglish

    Abstract

    Health interventions often depend on a complex system of human and capital infrastructure that is shared with other interventions, in the form of service delivery platforms, such as healthcare facilities, hospitals, or community services. Most forms of health system strengthening seek to improve the efficiency or effectiveness of such delivery platforms. This paper presents a typology of ways in which health system strengthening can improve the economic efficiency of health services. Three types of health system strengthening are identified and modelled: (1) investment in the efficiency of an existing shared platform that generates positive benefits across a range of existing interventions; (2) relaxing a capacity constraint of an existing shared platform that inhibits the optimization of existing interventions; (3) providing an entirely new shared platform that supports a number of existing or new interventions. Theoretical models are illustrated with examples, and illustrate the importance of considering the portfolio of interventions using a platform, and not just piecemeal individual analysis of those interventions. They show how it is possible to extend principles of conventional cost-effectiveness analysis to identify an optimal balance between investing in health system strengthening and expenditure on specific interventions. The models developed in this paper provide a conceptual framework for evaluating the cost-effectiveness of investments in strengthening healthcare systems and, more broadly, shed light on the role that platforms play in promoting the cost-effectiveness of different interventions.

    Bibliographical note

    © 2018 The Authors.


              

    Engineering Manager

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    Required skills & experience (the 5 must haves to be considered) 1. Bachelors degree (Masters or PhD preferred) in Computer Science 2. At least 10 years experience as Software Engineer 3. At least 2 years experience leading software engineering teams & managing the complete lifecycle of the software development 4. Proven ability to lead the design & development of Front-End web/mobile applications & scalable products with SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, offerings 5. Recent hands-on programming experience, with strong system design skills What you need to know Work with Product Management to plan & develop patient care management platform, underlying the infrastructure & technology Own & manage the complete software development cycle, gathering requirements, design/architect, development, testing deployment & maintenance Identify opportunities for improvement while collaborating with other teams, such as Data Science & Analytics team to architect solutions Provide technical guidance to & coaching to developers & engineers Ensure software meets all requirements of quality, security, modifiability, extensibility, etc. Work for a rapidly growing organization whose platform is helping to maximize physician performance
              

    A Look Back at BPM and the Failure of IT Infrastructure

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    Keith HarrisonBroninski says unrestricted use of BPM in its current form has the potential to lay waste to healthy workplaces worldwide
              

    Electrical Superintendent, WIND Construction

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    Recruiter Wood Location Billings, MT, US Salary Competitive Posted 18 Oct 2019 Closes 17 Nov 2019 Ref 65048 Sector Renewables Category Construction, Electrical, Wind Contract Type Permanent Hours Full Time You need to sign in or create an account to save Overview / Responsibilities Wood has an exciting opportunity seeking an Electrical Superintendent, WIND Construction. This mission-critical fulltime/permanent position will be located in the Southeast (VA, NC, GA) working with our EPC Heavy Industrial WIND Construction team on current and near future WIND/Turbine Farm Projects. Projects will be located in the Great Plains and the Pacific Northwest US. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Plan and supervise and/or craft activities - includes determining method of construction, manpower levels, material quantities equipment, temporary power sources, work schedule and documenting actual hours worked Coordinate assigned work with work of different crafts, company departments, or other contractors Maintain liaison with engineering, estimating, and planning to ensure work complies with drawings, specifications, and schedule Assist in resolving construction problems (lack of productivity, work interfaces, etc.) Monitor craft compliance with project safety program requirements; document and ensure corrective measures are implemented Maintain liaison with other departments (i.e., Material Control, Purchasing, Quality Control, Engineering) to ensure all required materials, equipment, inspections, etc, support craft activities and project schedule Perform additional assignments per supervisor's direction Delegate responsibility and assure its proper completion Additional responsibilities are defined in the relevant process procedure Skills / Qualifications Qualifications, Education and Experience Electrical field installation experience within a power or heavy industrial environment. EPC level WIND Construction experience highly preferred 10 years' supervisory experience in power plant or with heavy industrial construction. Demonstrated ability to supervise 50 or more employees Demonstrated planning and scheduling experience. Demonstrated knowledge of, reading & interpreting and working to: Electrical design drawings (isometric and orthographic), design guides, specifications. Electrical Support Drawings and specifications. Contract documents and site coordination of subcontractors. Four to five years previous experience as a General Foreman or 3 Years as a Superintendent in a single discipline on an industrial construction project. Previous knowledge of man hour reports, job cost reports, workface planning and estimating is required. Minimum of 8 years supervisory experience in; similar facility construction technology, methods, equipment, tools and work procedures required Advanced understanding of construction scheduling, cost control and ability to control and supervise large groups Communication Skills Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, plus demonstrated ability to work across varied disciplines - Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing - Ability to read and comprehend complex instructions, correspondence and memos - Ability to write simple correspondence. - Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization. Reasoning Ability Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete and abstract variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform 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 employee is regularly required to sit, talk and/or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to type and write. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch and/or crawl. The employee must also occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities include close vision and color vision. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee 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 employee is required to frequently inspect the project and may be exposed to ongoing construction and various weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment may range from moderate to loud. Company Overview Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors. *************** Diversity Statement We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws. Sign up for job alertsGet new jobs for this search by emailEmail jobs
              

    Desktop Engineer

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    SunIRef:it Desktop Engineer CEI 170 reviews - Lakeland, FL Full-time, Contract CEI 170 reviews Read what people are saying about working here. Skills Required: 2 years of experience in IT related hardware/software installations and configuration Experience supporting Windows systems and related infrastructure software and hardware in a medium to large environment In-depth Windows 10 and Office 365 support experience Thorough knowledge of multiple hardware vendor platforms (desktops, laptops, mobile devices, and printers) Strong analytical, problem solving and conceptual skills Excellent attendance and punctuality record Demonstrated ability to handle stressful situations in a professional manner Ability to work under minimal supervision Excellent teamwork and communication skills (written and verbal) Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (preferred) or related analytical field or equivalent experience Skills Required: Experience with automating application installation and configuration Experience with various server-based technologies: Active Directory, SCCM, SQL Server, etc. Work Description: Assist the Corporate Desktop Engineering team in supporting the Windows 10 and Office 365 rollout Provide next day support to end users on Windows 10 and Office 365 Perform software installation as needed to support Windows 10 and Office 365 Work through Tier 3 incidents assigned to the Corporate Desktop Engineering team in Service Manager Deliver knowledge and documentation to Network Support on Windows 10 and Office 365 Job Types: Full-time, Contract Contract Length: 7 - 11 months - Just posted report job If you require alternative methods of application or screening, you must approach the employer directly to request this as Indeed is not responsible for the employer's application process.
              

    Human Interaction The Missing Link in BPM Part II

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    Most of todays process implementations are not in fact contained neatly in their own top tiers of the enterprise architecture providing a simple translation from business needs to process implementations Rather the current Business Process Management stack is scattered across different levels of infrastructure as its designers require Part two of a twopart ebizQ series
              

    Want BPM The First Challenge is Your Process Map

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    Technology infrastructure process flow and business requirements all need to be discovered and translated into a process map to enable automation to occur This effort as well as adjusting the process map to keep pace with change is the most significant challenge of BPM projects according to Ultimus CEO Rashid Khan
              

    BPM Point and Click Application Integration

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    Integration efforts that tie infrastructures in Gordian Knots of custom code can be a distant memory if companies turn more to BPM says AptSofts David Cameron He says BPM provides a lowcost integration layer as well as workflow and monitoring functionality and helps align business and IT
              

    SQL DBA

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    SQL DBA Cognizant is hiring for 'SQL DBA' Interested candidates who are willing to relocate within the USA can apply. Relocation assistance will be provided Note:Cognizant will not sponsor H-1B or other U.S. work authorization, or lawful permanent residence (otherwise known as a Green Card) for this role. Job Description : MS SQL DBA The SQL Server DBA will be responsible for the implementation configuration maintenance and performance of critical SQL Server RDBMS systems to ensure the availability and consistent performance of our corporate applications This is a handson position requiring solid technical skills as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills Responsibilities Manage SQL Server databases through multiple product lifecycle environments from development to missioncritical production systems Configure and maintain database servers and processes including monitoring of system health and performance to ensure high levels of performance availability and security data modeling techniques . To ensure development and implementation support efforts meet integration and performance expectations Analyze solve and correct issues in real time providing problem resolution endtoend Refine and automate regular processes track issues and document . Cognizant is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. Cognizant is committed to ensuring that all current and prospective associates are afforded equal opportunities and treatment and a work environment free of harassment Cognizant is recognized as a Military Friendly Employer and is a coalition member of the Veteran Jobs Mission. Our Cognizant Veterans Network assists Veterans in building and growing a career at Cognizant that allows them to leverage the leadership, loyalty, integrity, and commitment to excellence instilled in them through participation in military service. 0 % Application Development / Application Maintenance United States-North Carolina-Greensboro - NC USA, CLT Full Time Employee Full-time Standard Professional Day Job Oct 21, 2019, 5:30:52 PM IT Infrastructure Services IT Services - United States
              

    Research Interdisciplinary

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    Research Interdisciplinary Department of the Army U.S. Army Corps of Engineers U. S. Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Overview - ##### Open & closing dates 10/15/2019 to 10/25/2019 - ##### Service Competitive - ##### Pay scale & grade DB 4 - ##### Salary $74,596 to $136,271 per year - ##### Appointment type Permanent - ##### Work schedule Full-TimeLocation 1 vacancy in the following location: - Champaign, IL 1 vacancy Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy. Telework eligible Yes as determined by agency policy- Duties Summary About the Position: If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you. You will serve as an Research Interdisciplinary for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL), Champaign, IL. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities - Performs and directs applied research and engineering development leading to sustainable and secure facilities and infrastructure systems for Army installations. - Applies Engineering and Architectural knowledge to areas including several of the following: transportation systems including surface, air and sea ports, and mechanical systems. - HVAC and plumbing, building enclosures, electrical distribution and lighting systems, structural systems, interior finishes, utility/infrastructure, and POL/Fuels systems. - Knowledge in areas of facilities maintenance and management, such as BUILDER or PAVER Sustainment Management System (SMS); facility planning and design. - Knowledge in data modeling; building information modeling (BIM); Structured Query Language (SQL); or relational database management is a strong plus. - Project leadership skills are required for project management, proposal generation and review of contractor proposals. - Cost estimating for proposed R/D projects, development and coordination of project management plans, followed by execution and oversight of funded projects. - Other duties include organizational representation to stakeholders, publication of technical reports, scholarly papers, and journal articles, workload and project planning, scheduling, and budgeting. - The knowledge required to successfully perform the work is typically acquired through a Bachelor?s Degree in General, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial Engineering, or Architecture or Architectural Engineering curriculum. - Supervision is minimal where only general instruction is provided on the scope and objectives of the studies and research projects. - Oversight and leadership of project delivery teams, including contracting officer representative duties, is required. - Work within and cooperation with program management leaders and teams is required. - Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, are a must. Travel Required 25% or less - Business travel up to 25% Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 4 - #### Job family (Series) 0801 General Engineering 0808 Architecture 0810 Civil Engineering 0830 Mechanical Engineering 0850 Electrical Engineering 0896 Industrial Engineering Similar jobs - Construction Engineers - Engineers, Construction - Requirements Conditions of Employment - Business travel up to 25% - This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Secret security clearance or access for the duration of employment - Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter. Qualifications Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. - 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans - Current Department of Army Civilian Employees - Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army) - Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce - Executive Order (E.O.) 12721 - Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan - Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act - Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473 - Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible - People with Disabilities, Schedule A - Postal Service/Peace Corps and Other Unique Authorities - Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible - Reinstatement - Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 In order to qualify, you must meet the education requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Basic Requirement for Engineering: *************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Basic Requirement for Architecture: *********************************************************************************************************************************************** In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience in the field of infrastructure design, infrastructure construction, infrastructure condition assessment, and facilities asset management basic and applied research; and experience in project management work such as establishing funding requirements, budget estimates, subprojects, and long-term projects/research. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: - Customer Service - Research - Technical Competence - Technology Application This position is covered by the Science and Technology Laboratory Personnel Management Demonstration Project and this pay band includes the General Schedule grade equivalent to the GS-12/14. In accordance with the Federal Register Vol. 63, No. 57, dated March 25, 1998, an employee of the Laboratory Demonstration project must have a current average performance score of 2.5 or above in order to be selected for promotion. All applicants currently employed under a Laboratory Demonstration Project must include their most recent performance appraisal score as part of their electronic resume. If you are a Lab Demo employee submitting your resume for the first time, or if you have previously submitted your resume without your most recent score, you must submit your resume now with the following statement to be included in the section on your training: Current Performance Rating is 2.5 or higher. All qualification requirements, must be met by the closing date of this announcement. This announcement MAY be used to fill like vacancies within 6 months of the closing date. Education FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: ******************************************************************************************** Additional information - Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. - You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. - Two year trial/probationary period may be required. - Direct deposit of pay is required. - This position requires you to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter. - Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. - If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. - This is a Career Program (CP) 18 - Engineer & Scientist position - Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. - Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. - Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. - When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit ************************************************************************************ for more information. - If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. - Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations. - This position is Exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act. - Nepotism: Under the provisions of 5 USC 3110, an individual may not be appointed into a position if the position is under the supervisory chain of command of a relative. How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your rsum and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your rsum and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation. Background checks and security clearance Security clearance Secret Drug test required No Position sensitivity and risk Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk Trust determination process Suitability/Fitness, Credentialing- Required Documents The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Please review the following links to see which documents you need to provide to prove your eligibility to apply: Applicant Merit Checklist and Proof of Eligibility. As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. **If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further. - Your resume:** - Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement. - Credit will be given for unpaid experience or volunteer work such as community, cultural, social service and professional association activities on the same basis as for paid experience. - IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. - If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy. - For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position. - For additional information see: What to include in your resume. - Other supporting documents: - Cover Letter, optional - Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable - Proof of Eligibility to Apply: Your application must include the documents which prove you are eligible to apply for the vacancy. The Proof of Eligibility document describes authorities commonly used in merit promotion recruitment and what document(s) are required to prove you meet the requirements of the authority. You must meet the requirements of at least one of the authorities listed in the Who May Apply section above to receive further consideration. - Time-in-grade documentation: If you are applying for a higher grade and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old). NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility. If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.- Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.- How to Apply To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 10/25/2019 to receive consideration. - To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application (********************************************************** - Follow the prompts to select your rsum and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. - After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process. - You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete. - It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. - Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center. To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account ************************************** all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. 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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. - Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: - An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. - An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. - An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Legal and regulatory guidance - Financial suitability - Social security number request - Privacy Act - Signature and false statements - Selective Service - New employee probationary period This job originated on ***************. For the full announcement and to apply, visit ********************************************* Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at *************** will be considered.
              

    Senior Enterprise Cloud Architect

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    A prestigious company is on the search for a Sr. Enterprise Cloud Architect. This role is revolved around developing and driving cloud adoption plans, cloud application design, and cloud management and monitoring across the enterprise. For this role a candidate needs to understand cloud technology and its implementation across major cloud providers such as Azure, AWS, and Google. Responsibilities: * Create, maintain, and govern architectural views and blueprints depicting the Business and IT landscape in its current, transitional, and future state. * Recommend long-term direction on strategic advancements within the technical portfolio. * Define and maintain standards for artifacts containing architectural content within the operating model. * Build a Community of Practice for solutions architecture while leveraging architectural tools, processes, and practices. * Offer insight, guidance, and direction on the usage of emerging trends and technical capabilities. Qualifications: * Strong understanding of cloud technology and its implementation across major Cloud providers (ex. Azure, AWS and Google). * Strong understanding of enterprise infrastructure and application components (Servers, storage, networks, database, application Servers etc.). * Experience planning and executing the migration of enterprise IT systems and applications to cloud. Experience transforming and migrating on-prem enterprise custom developed and COTS applications to public cloud environments. * Experience implementing and operating an enterprise-scale cloud, including service catalog and service enablement automation, DevOps automation frameworks, CI/CD pipelining, automated delivery models (blue-green, canary, etc.), cross-region DR and active-active architecture, tagging frameworks, audit controls using Cloud Custodian and similar tools. * Experience creating day1 cloud operating models with foundational capabilities and developing roadmaps to get to the desired future state operating model. * Guide solutions architects to define transition steps and strategy for adopting and migrating to the cloud platforms. * Experience with cloud native architecture and development. Proven expertise with modern architecture techniques including micro services and event driven architectures. Required Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree and at least 15 years of experience in information technology OR, * Master's degree and at least 12 years of experience in information technology OR, * At least 17 years of experience in information technology. * 2 years lead experience.
              

    Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating Room - $1,987.00 per week

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    NurseFly Travel Nursing with American Mobile Healthcare is seeking a or - operating room travel nurse for a travel nursing job in Riverside, California:



    • Specialty: OR - Operating Room
    • Discipline: RN
    • Start Date: 11/18/2019
    • Duration: 13 weeks
    • 40 hours per week
    • Shift: 8 hours, evenings.


      Additional information: American Mobile Healthcare Job ID #1493993. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Registered Nurse Perioperative Nurse - Operating Room Nurse - Travel - (OR RN)..

      Job Description & RequirementsPerioperative Nurse - Operating Room Nurse - (OR RN)StartDate: 11/18/2019Available Shifts: 8 E Pay Rate: $1890.00 - 2084.00Situated close to Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean but seperated by a large rural expanse, Riverside resides in a perfect location. Known as the "The Inland Empire", the city of Riverside is primed for growth and ready for more. We have ample infrastructure, a low cost of living, and an increasingly positive quality of life.

      Riverside OR *all specialties with the exception of neuro and cardiac. Exp with total joints, gyn: dilatation and evacuations, general, eyes*

      7 ORs, 1 MPR

      Average Daily Census: 40Required QualificationsBLSEMR Epic experiencePreferred QualificationsScrub and circulate experience preferredAbout the FacilityHoused on a 39-acre campus, this technologically advanced, this 215-bed facility is a regional specialty center for lung volume reduction surgery, neonatal intensive care, and pediatric surgery, and is also a center for melanoma and renal cell carcinoma management. Also on-site: 14 labor and delivery beds and an occupational health center.Facility LocationTucked into inland California, Riverside is a large city with a rich history, significant cultural presence and home to an important educational and medical community. Named one of Americas most livable communities, Riverside is close to both the mountains and the beaches, and affords its residents an excellent quality of life. Job BenefitsAt American Mobile Healthcare we take care of our travelers! We offer:

      Competitive pay rates


      Free, quality, private housing


      Medical, Dental, Vision


      401(k) and Flex Spending


      Life Insurance


      Accident and Short-term Disability Coverage


      Free Continuing Education


      Refer a friend and earn extra cash!

      About the CompanySince its inception in 1985, American Mobile Healthcare has set the highest standards in professional recruitment for the travel healthcare industry. Our professional staffing team offers unparalleled customer service and industry commitment, as well as top pay and benefits. American Mobile Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer. We encourage minority and female applicants to applyPerioperative nurse, operating room nurse, OR nurse, OR, operating room, OR RN, scrub nurse, RN, R.N., registered nurse, perioperative, hospital, healthcare, health care, medical.American Mobile

      Get paid to travel! American Mobile Healthcare is a leader in the travel nurse staffing industry with top travel nursing jobs in all 50 states, including some exclusive jobs that are only available for to nurses that work with American Mobile. As an American Mobile travel nurse, youll be able to explore the country while earning great pay. We are proud to offer our travelers competitive benefits including:


      • Free housing
      • Medical and dental benefits from day one
      • Travel reimbursement
      • Bonuses and incentives
      • Continuing education support
      • Licensing assistance
      • Team Support

        Get started on your adventure with an American Mobile job. Well take you to new places and your career to new heights..

        This job is also widely searched as a registered nurse, rn, nurse, travel nurse, nurse rn, rn nurse, travel nurse rn, nursing, travel rn, or - operating room nurse.
              

    Software Development Engineer - Region Build - Relocation Available - 885238-0 (Jersey City,NJ)

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    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world leader in providing a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world!

    Do you have experience creating automated solutions for software delivery problems? Are you interesting in building solutions that enable the world's largest cloud services provider to continue its record growth? We're starting a new team responsible for automating the deployments of AWS services to new regions, and we're looking for developers who are passionate about creating innovative solutions that will enable us scale and bring the AWS cloud to new customers.

    Engineers at Amazon work on real world problems on a global scale, own their systems end-to-end, and influence the direction of our technology which impacts hundreds of millions customers around the world. We need developers who move fast, are capable of breaking down and solving complex problems, and have a strong will to get things done. We are looking for people who are highly autonomous and adapt quickly to new technologies and shifting priorities. If this sounds interesting and you meet the qualifications listed below please apply to come join us!

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

    2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
    Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
    1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
    Bachelors degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering or related field or equivalent experience.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    3+ years experience planning, designing, developing and delivering software.
    Proven object-oriented design and implementation skills (Ruby, Java, Python, and/or C++), preferably on Linux
    Experience automating software deployments and following a continuous delivery and deployment model
    Experience with agile software development methodologies
    Advanced proficiency in more than one high-level programming language: Ruby, Python, Perl, or Java
    Experience with system analysis and troubleshooting in large-scale Linux environment
    Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases
    Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions
    Deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems; ability to think abstractly
    Maturity, judgment, negotiation/influence skills, analytical skills, and leadership skills
    Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role
    Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

    *Please email AWS Sourcing Recruiter, Scott Korkowski (...@amazon.com) if you have questions.

    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.

    **For more information on Amazon Web Services, please visit

    If you're interested in learning more about this role and others that are similar, please join AWS recruiters at our next virtual open house:



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    Seattle, Washington

    Software Development Associated topics: .net, application, backend, developer, java, matlab, python, sde, software developer, software programmer
              

    Staff - Applications Analyst III (2)

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    SunIRef:it Staff - Applications Analyst III (2) South Texas College 169 reviews - McAllen, TX 78501 $55,000 a year South Texas College 169 reviews Read what people are saying about working here. General Statement of Job General Statement of Job The Applications Analyst III is responsible for developing and maintaining web applications, organizing, scheduling and directing the activities of a team assigned to specific technology projects and which handles a variety of complex programming tasks. Provides training and directly supervises applications staff in the development and maintenance of software applications. Specific Duties and Responsibilities Specific Duties and Responsibilities Manages, supervises, and provides technical leadership to applications staff. Manages projects, prioritizes and delegates development and production tasks to programmers, monitors and reviews their work. Analyzes and translates client business requests into technical project specifications, and develops and maintains project and procedural documentation. Analyzes, converts, implements and customizes third party software systems or in-house software systems to satisfy business needs. Coordinates with project management office to develop project plans for in-house and third-party software systems and works with project management office to track project progress and milestone completion. Exercises independent judgment on all aspects of assigned projects, including developing project plans, communication plans, and milestones/project goals, providing regular project status updates, and coordinating technical and functional staff. Maintains proficiency in several programming languages and frameworks (e.g. Java, *******, HTML5, JavaScript) and leads development process to ensure project specifications and timelines are met. Serves as primary liaison with software vendors and consultants; ensures that high level of service is provided by vendors and consultants as specified in the statement of work (SOW), and that maintenance and licensing is up to date. Develops working relationships with clients and maintains a high level of communication throughout service development and maintenance to ensure business needs are met. Ensures that all development and implementations are properly documented according to departmental procedures, best practices, and comply with infrastructure and security guidelines. Responsible for providing a continuation of service delivery and continuous point of contact for service users and staff alike outside of normal office working hours. Travels throughout the college district, as needed. Performs other duties as assigned. Position Information Posting Number SP1356 Position Title Staff - Applications Analyst III (2) Department ISPSI-Applications Development Temporary End Date (if applicable) Location Pecan E-Class Professional/Technical FLSA Exempt Min Salary $55,000.00 Salary Range* Required Education and Experience Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or related field with at least 20 semester credit hours in information systems related studies required; Master's degree preferred. At least two (2) years of experience in developing or maintaining web applications required. At least seven (7) years of experience in software programming and design required. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Strong background in computers and office automation, including word processing, spreadsheets, database, Excel, PowerPoint and knowledge of the Windows environment. Proficiency working with Oracle 12c or later, SQL, Java, JavaScript, JSP, ******* 4.0+, Dynamic HTML, and Web Services. Knowledge of Enterprise software development, mobile devices and Virtual desktop infrastructure. Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills. Ability to prioritize, organize, and complete multiple tasks with attention to detail, within stated deadlines. Ability to adapt to constant change and periods of fast-paced, high-intensity work situations. Ability to work evenings and/or weekends as needed; willing to travel throughout the college district using own means of reliable transportation. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a diverse, multi-cultural college population. Demonstrated commitment to achieving the vision and mission of South Texas College. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of students, employees, managers, clients, customers, and the general public. 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. Checks, Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations Security Sensitive position: all applicants are subject to a criminal background check under South Texas College policy. In addition, subject to a federal background check. Must have or qualify for a valid Texas driver's license and proof of liability insurance. Exam 70-486: Developing ******* MVC4 Web Application; MTA certifications, preferred. Physical Requirements Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. Picking, pinching, typing, or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling. ing pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discrimination in sound. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. Occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles. Ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including the ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately and concisely. Sitting particularly for sustained periods of time. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. Occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles. Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive reading. Mobility to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another. Working Environment The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Posting Detail Information Desired Start Date Close Date 11/05/2019 Open Until Filled (overrides Close Date) No Special Instructions to Applicants This is an online only application Thoroughly redact or block security sensitive information including social security number, date of birth, age, citizenship status, sex/gender, ethnicity, marital status and applicant photos from all documents. Failure to block such information will render the application incomplete. All uploaded documents become part of the applicant's application and are viewable to personnel involved in the hiring process. Transcripts Transcripts must be from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Foreign transcripts Applicants submitting employment applications with foreign transcripts must provide transcript equivalency documentation from an approved evaluation service. The evaluation service must be a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). The evaluation service links on the following site are provided by South Texas College for your convenience but are not affiliated with South Texas College: NACES Members Candidate Review Start Date Annual Security Report and Non-Discrimination Statements Notice of Availability of South Texas College Annual Security Report As provided by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, prospective employees are entitled to request a copy of the South Texas College Annual Security Report prepared in compliance with this Act. You may obtain a copy of this report by accessing the following link: ******************************************************* Copies of the report may also be obtained at the South Texas College Police Department, located at 2509 W. Pecan Blvd., McAllen Texas 78501, or by calling ************. The website and report contain information regarding campus security and personal safety including crime prevention, crime statistics, college police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, and other matters of importance related to security on campus. Notice of Non-Discrimination South Texas College is an equal education and equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. As an equal education institution and equal opportunity employer, the College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. Discrimination is prohibited and the College will comply with all applicable College policies, and state and federal legislation. This statement extends to individuals seeking employment with and admission to the College. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding this non-discrimination statement: Laura Requena, MGA, MPAcc, PHR, SHRM-CP Assistant Director of Human Resources, Title IX Investigator and 504 Coordinator 2501 W. Pecan Blvd. McAllen, Texas 78501 Office: ************ Email: *************************************** The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding disability: Employee(s): Laura Requena, MGA, MPAcc, PHR, SHRM-CP Assistant Director of Human Resources, Title IX Investigator and 504 Coordinator 2501 W. Pecan Blvd. McAllen, Texas 78501 Office: ************ Email: *************************************** Student(s): Santa E. Pena, M.Ed., LPC-S Director of Counseling, Title IX Deputy Coordinator, and 504 Coordinator 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. McAllen, Texas 78501 Office: ************ Email: ***************************** Title IX Statement Title IX of the Education Amendments 1972 (20 U.S.C. s1681 et seq.) and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX), No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. The College strives to maintain a healthy and safe environment where all members of the community, students, faculty and staff feel welcome on College campuses and classrooms. Students, faculty and staff are thus prohibited from conducting themselves in a way that results in any form of sexual harassment, sex- based harassment and/or sexual violence. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding sexual harassment and sexual violence: Mary G. Elizondo, CPA, MBA, CFE, CGMA Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services and Title IX Coordinator 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. McAllen, Texas *************-3558 Email: ***************************** Resources, questions, or requests for information regarding Title IX, including complaints of gender based sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, or other sexual misconduct should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or Title IX Deputy Coordinators as listed at the Title IX webpage: ************************************************************* You may refer to Policy 4216 Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct at ************************************************************************* South Texas College - Just posted report job - original job
              

    Application Owner - Executive Director - Cloud Identity Ac...

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    SunIRef:it Application Owner - Executive Director - Cloud Identity & Access Management (IAM) JP Morgan Chase 21,577 reviews - Jersey City, NJ 07310 JP Morgan Chase 21,577 reviews Read what people are saying about working here. Cybersecurity Technology Controls (CTC) delivers streamlined and consistent solutions supporting JPMorgan Chase's Controls, Access Management and IT Risk agendas, with a focus on stability, delivery, efficiencies and people. The goal of TC is to drive standardization, consistency and simplicity in a JPMorgan Chase architecture that fosters long-term productivity, quality and innovation across the entire enterprise. The disciplines within this organization are Oversight & Controls Technology, Identity & Access Management, IT Risk & Controls, and Third Party Risk Management. The Global Identity and Access Management (GIAM) organization within CTC provides access control governance and Identity Services for all lines of business (LOBs) globally, providing the right access to the right people at the right time for all technology platforms and applications supported by TC, and provides a comprehensive set of applications, tools, and staff to globally implement, monitor and manage technology risk solutions. As an experienced Software Engineer, your mission is to help lead our team of innovators and technologists toward creating next-level solutions that improve the way our business is run. Your deep knowledge of design, analytics, development, coding, testing and application programming will help your team raise their game, meeting your standards, as well as satisfying both business and functional requirements. Your expertise in various technology domains will be counted on to set strategic direction and solve complex and mission critical problems, internally and externally. Your quest to embracing leading-edge technologies and methodologies inspires your team to follow suit. And best of all, you'll be able to harness massive amounts of brainpower through our global network of technologists from around the world. GIAM is seeking an Application Owner/Delivery Manager to run the engineering team that devises and maintains the firm's Cloud identity solutions. This solution enables other teams to leverage our products when building their cloud native solutions. The role entails R & D, engineering, integration and support, and as such require extensive experience in designing and delivering enterprise grade IT solutions. As an experienced Software Engineer, your mission is to help lead our team of innovators and technologists toward creating next-level solutions that improve the way our business is run. Your deep knowledge of design, analytics, development, coding, testing and application programming will help your team raise their game, meeting your standards, as well as satisfying both business and functional requirements. Your expertise in various technology domains will be counted on to set strategic direction and solve complex and mission critical problems, internally and externally. Your quest to embracing leading-edge technologies and methodologies inspires your team to follow suit. And best of all, you'll be able to harness massive amounts of brainpower through our global network of technologists from around the world. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of leading software development or product engineering teams in delivering enterprise grade solutions. They will have experience in delivering outcomes through agile software delivery and DevOps. The candidate should have excellent communications skills and be able to build strong relationships with senior leaders. Knowledge of Identity & Access Management (IAM) concepts including Cloud Identity approaches is a must. Responsibilities: Responsible for the technical integrity of the team's delivery. Provide analysis and estimation of future work impacting our team. Provide technical oversight to scrum masters/project managers during implementation and enhancement cycles Work closely with the risk control teams, delivery leads and vendors during the risk assessment activities for the third party solutions. Serve as a primary liaison with the third party vendors for ongoing technical tasks related to the solution e.g. breaks, defects, patches & upgrades. Mentor team members to progress their technical and professional skills. Build and maintain relationships with internal (business and technology team members) and third party vendors. Triage technical issues and lead teams toward solving problems. Plan team capacity to accommodate demands. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent 10+ years of technology experience, including 4 years of technical product delivery and management Experience with leading projects through all phases of a software development lifecycle. Candidates must be self-motivated and confident in ambiguous circumstances. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including experience with executive level communication. Ability to build strong internal (client) and external (vendor) relationships Leadership by example, coaching and creating an environment for continuous improvement and technical excellence Extensive knowledge and experience working in an Agile environment. (JIRA, Confluence, Git, etc) Familiarity with modern software engineering methodologies - DevOps, TDD, CI/CD Technologies Proficient at one or more programming languages: Java a plus Proficient with the internals of distributed operating systems: Unix/Linux, Windows, Z/OS Experienced in one or more scripting languages: Python, PowerShell APIs and Microservices Excellent understanding of compute infrastructures, computing services, operating systems, applications, databases, middleware, and management systems. Familiarity with IT control processes around risk and compliance Candidates with the following skills will have an added advantage Security domain concepts related to Authentication, Authorization, SAML, OAuth, Kerberos, Digital Certificates Experience with Privileged Access solutions such as CyberArk a plus When you work at JPMorgan Chase & Co., you're not just working at a global financial institution. You're an integral part of one of the world's biggest tech companies. In 14 technology hubs worldwide, our team of 40,000+ technologists design, build and deploy everything from enterprise technology initiatives to big data and mobile solutions, as well as innovations in electronic payments, cybersecurity, machine learning, and cloud development. Our $9. 5B+ annual investment in technology enables us to hire people to create innovative solutions that will not only transform the financial services industry, but also change the world. At JPMorgan Chase & Co. we value the unique skills of every employee, and we're building a technology organization that thrives on diversity. We encourage professional growth and career development, and offer competitive benefits and compensation. If you're looking to build your career as part of a global technology team tackling big challenges that impact the lives of people and companies all around the world, we want to meet you. Ready to use your expertise and experience to drive change? today. 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    Process Technician (Molding) - Rocky Mount, NC

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    Job Details Corporate Overview Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us. Division Overview Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HPS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes, and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HPS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HPS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas and water industries. At HPS, we build products that provide mission critical infrastructure and that deliver communications and power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option. Therefore, we manufacture products of uncompromising integrity and it starts with our quality policy. We hold our partners, our suppliers and ourselves to the highest standard to ensure we exceed all the technical and functional expectations of our customers. Hubbell Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Power, and Industrial Technology. Posting Address 546 English Road Rocky Mount, NC 27804 Position Overview To facilitate the execution of the molding production schedule by ensuring the Production Department is manufacturing product within specification and at desired cycle time. This position is on a 12-hour day shift, 7am - 7pm, 4/4 rotating schedule. MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: - Proficiently start up and shutdown molding machines. - Capable of determining if a molded part is of good quality. - Able to perform corrective action adjustments on machines to make a quality parts. - Inspect parts for surface and dimensional defects. - Accurately document process parameters. - Accurately fill out 1st piece inspection forms. - Troubleshoot and correct process problems at the press. - Change logo plates as required. - Purge barrel of leftover materials at the conclusion of an order. Duties and Responsibilities - Confirm production work orders. - Maintain clean and organized work area with emphasis on safety, quality, efficiency, and worker utilization. - Continually seek to improve work processes and individual performance. - Adhere to all company policies and operational procedures. - Perform additional tasks as assigned. - Proficiently start up and shutdown molding machines. - Capable of determining if a molded part is of good quality. - Able to perform corrective action adjustments on machines to make a quality parts. - Inspect parts for surface and dimensional defects. - Material handling as needed. - Accurately record scrap material. - Relieve operators and/or material handlers for breaks. - Run molds, finish parts and package as required. - Assist with mold changes when necessary. Skills and Experience - Perform additional tasks as assigned, including, filling in for the Supervisor as necessary. - Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the job. - TRAINING AND EDUCATION: - Technical school or training certificate or comparable on the job training. - Able to safely operate hand held and stationary power tools. - Ability to lead team through daily production activities. - Able to work safely with sharp and heavy objects (e.g., utility knives, aluminum blocks). - Able to use measuring instruments such as scales, calipers, dial indicators. - Able to be licensed to operate material handling equipment (forklift, pallet jack, overhead crane hoist, etc.) - we will train. - 3-5 years previous experience in a injection molding is required, e.g., processing, setups. - Must be able to stand - Must be able to climb up and down stairs multiple times during the shift - Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs - This is a physical job - Must be able bend, lift, kneel, stoop Education High School Diploma Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class. CB2 Recommended skills Forklift Truck Aluminum Material Handling Scales Palletizing Molding
              

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    Project Engineer EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. CategoryEngineering Description Bolton & Menk has a great opportunity for aProject Engineerto join our Duluth team! This position offers the opportunity for you to join a well-established firm with a long history of superior service and a highly motivated team. What You Will Do: As a Civil Project Engineer, you will be working with a team of Engineers, Planners, and Technicians and have responsibility for performing and coordinating the design and preparation of construction documents for a variety of projects, along with construction administration and observation. This role will have a focus on our municipal market. What We Are Looking For: We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated and able to apply engineering knowledge to a variety of projects. We strongly believe in providing our clients with the best service which means we are looking for candidates who demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with clients and staff. - Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college or university - Ideally candidates would be a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Minnesota or have the ability to obtain license in Minnesota within 6 months - Ideally candidates will have 3+ years' progressive experience in the civil engineering field and must include working with municipal infrastructure improvements - Experience in plan development and construction contract administration - Candidates must demonstrate ability to lead the project design and preparation of construction documents in a team environment - Ideally candidates will have project delivery experience working directly with municipal clients Preferred skills: - AutoCAD Civil 3D proficiency - Knowledge of MnDOT requirements - MnDOT Certifications applicable to field activities - Experience with municipal and public contact and involvement with presentations WHY BOLTON & MENK? Work with a creative and hardworking team, who believe in client satisfaction and building relationships. For over 70 years Bolton & Menk, Inc. has served public and private clients in the Upper Midwest with comprehensive planning, design and construction engineering and surveying services. The employees at Bolton & Menk are seeking hard working and ambitious co-workers to join us to deliver tomorrow's leading infrastructure projects. Bolton & Menk is employee-owned, is ranked among ENR's Top 500 Design Firms and is a Top 150 Workplace in Minnesota. With over 500 employees and 18 offices in Minnesota, Iowa and North Dakota there are always new challenges and career development opportunities available. OUR BENEFITS At Bolton & Menk, we value our people and provide an exceptional Total Compensation and Benefits Package to protect our most valuable asset. We are committed to the well-being of our employees and their families. Perks of being a Bolton & Menk employee include peace of mind with our benefits package and competitive compensation plan, flexible schedules and career development opportunities. Learn more here: **************************************** We're Social! Connect with us on Twitter @BoltonandMenk or on Facebook at BoltonandMenk We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Bolton & Menk does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third-party agencies in response to Bolton & Menk job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. Pre-approval from the Bolton & Menk Talent Acquisition team is required before any external candidate can be submitted and such candidate must be submitted to the Bolton & Menk Talent Acquisition team. Bolton & Menk, Inc., is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. LocationDuluth AscUDFTMInfoonEmployeeAwardBaseYearNone Specified AscUDFTMInfoonEmployeeMVRNone Specified This position is currently accepting applications.
              

    Senior Application Architect

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    SR. APPLICATION ARCHITECT The Application Architect will build, maintain and govern an enterprise level blueprint depicting a holistic view of the organization's business strategy through the supporting technology. Provide guidance and direction to the overall technical strategy and roadmap by aligning cost-effective and reusable solutions while advancing the usage of new emerging trends and technical capabilities. Partner with Business representatives, Application Portfolio & Application Development, Engineering, Operations and Support, IT Security, Digital partners, IT Planning, and the Project Management Office. Define and govern a series of deliverables and processes within the organization's operating model, ensuring every aspect of architecture is thoroughly considered and effectively executed. Develop a community of practice for the proper execution of the architectural components and for the enablement of solutions architecture. RESPONSIBILITIES * Create, maintain, and govern architectural views and blueprints depicting the Business and IT landscape in its current, transitional, and future state. * Recommend long-term direction on strategic advancements within the technical portfolio. * Define and maintain standards for artifacts containing architectural content within the operating model. * Build a Community of Practice for solutions architecture while leveraging architectural tools, processes, and practices. * Offer insight, guidance, and direction on the usage of emerging trends and technical capabilities. QUALIFICATIONS * Bachelor's degree in a technical field or equivalent work experience and 10+ years in IT. * Experience with custom application development and COTS software, CRM platforms, caching, and database technologies. * 10+ years of leadership experience in large scale technology architecture definition, and integration of new technologies and solutions. * Working experience with architecture frameworks such as TOGAF. * 5+ years of experience in developing architecture road maps, reference architectures, and evangelizing adoption of architecture principles in the design and delivery of technology solutions. * Experience with cloud native architectures, micro services, enterprise integration platforms, messaging infrastructures, and event driven architectures. * Experience in large scale design of complex systems and distributed architectures, in providing architecture technology oversight, and leading a team of architects through large scale initiatives. If this is an opportunity that you're interested in please email your resume to: (see below)
              

    Plastic Product Engineer - Rocky Mount, NC

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    Job Details Corporate Overview Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us. Division Overview Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HPS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes, and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HPS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HPS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas and water industries. At HPS, we build products that provide mission critical infrastructure and that deliver communications and power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option. Therefore, we manufacture products of uncompromising integrity and it starts with our quality policy. We hold our partners, our suppliers and ourselves to the highest standard to ensure we exceed all the technical and functional expectations of our customers. Hubbell Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Power, and Industrial Technology. Position Overview Support designated product line in the areas of product development, product line maintenance, production release, production support, and product applications. This position will require working with a variety of business departments including: Marketing, Production, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality Engineering, New Product Engineering, Customer Service, Field Sales and Management. Skills and Experience RECOMMENDED BACKGROUND: More than 10 years of overall experience in a design/manufacturing environment including at least 5 years of plastic injection molding. BS degree in engineering (Mechanical Engineering preferred), AutoDesk Inventor 2D/3D knowledge and Microsoft Office proficiencies. LEVEL OF DECISION MAKING: - Engineering related design and verification of product design & application - Rationalization of product line addition needs associated with customer specifications PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to travel on business related trips (limited travel needs); ability to communicate; ability to work on a personal computer or other related equipment as required; able to walk around the manufacturing shop floor and lift 50 pounds as needed (part inspection, part fit check, product testing, etc.) Duties and Responsibilities - Engineering Designs and Analysis with an emphasis in structural foam plastic injection molded parts, processes, and tooling. - Assist Marketing with reviews of customer specifications and requirements for project needs and provide solutions with existing product offering combinations. For instances where existing product offerings do not exist, part modifications or new products will need to be developed. - Interface closely with Marketing Team members to develop the technical documents necessary for bidding packages. Required information will include drawings, costs, test reports and any other documents needed. - Material take-out initiatives for maintaining competitive product line costs. - Participate or lead Lean Initiative Events related to product line development, support and maintenance. - Maintain and create CAD 2-D and 3-D files needed for Marketing or Manufacturing needs. - Perform or oversee testing required for product development and maintenance. - Provide technical assistance to Marketing, Customer Service, Field Sales and Customers in the areas of product perform