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IT Programmer job

Subject: IT Programmer
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2011 16:44:54 -0400
From: Jenifer Mitchell jmitchell at e-structors.com
Organization: Integrated waste

Many students are looking for jobs after they graduate, but E-Structors has a position waiting for one of your students! E-Structors has made many attempts trying to find applicants for the position of IT Programmer. Unfortunately we have not had much luck with people applying for this position, or with qualified applicants. We would like to offer for students graduating in May to apply for this position. Do you know of a faculty member or professor we could make contact with to get the word out about our position? If you could notify students about this position that would be great! If you have any questions about this position, dont hesitate to call me. Any students interested in the position can email me a cover letter and resume. *We can not sponsor an Visa at this time*. This is the description:

  • Minimum GPA- 3.2
  • Major- Computer Science
  • PHP/HTML/SQL Programmer-
  • Troubleshoot computers in a mixed PC / linux environment.
  • Creates and modifies computer programs by converting project requirements into code.
  • Manage a Ubuntu 9.10, Windows 2003 and 2008 Server environment.
  • Manage backups.
  • Document practices for solutions to fix common issues.
  • Maintain and support custom applications in PHP/MySQL/HTML.
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP, DNS servers and working in a managed Windows domain.
  • Collaborate with test and refurbishment department.
  • Programmer Job Duties:
  • Confirms project requirements by reviewing program objective, input data, and output requirements with analyst, and supervisor.
  • Arranges project requirements in programming sequence by analyzing requirements; preparing a work flow chart and diagram using knowledge of computer capabilities, subject matter, programming language, and logic.
  • Encodes project requirements by converting work flow information into computer language.
  • MS SQL Server Database programming as well as MySQl.
  • Confirms program operation by conducting tests; modifying program sequence and/or codes.
  • Manages tuning of websites and/or database to meet our needs.
  • Prepares reference for users by writing operating instructions.
  • Maintains historical records by documenting program development and revisions.
  • Maintains confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Skills/Qualifications: Proficient at PHP Java/JavaScript and HTML Development, Analyzing Information, Problem Solving, Software Algorithm Design, Software Performance Tuning, Attention to Detail, Software Design, Software Documentation, Software Testing.

Demand up for technology graduates

USA Today has an article on the increased recruiting by technology companies, Tech jobs boom like it's 1999. Potential employees are being lured with good salaries, bonuses, and perks, and some predict that almost 150,000 technology jobs will be added in 2011.

"Nearly 150,000 tech jobs are expected to be added this year, says Sophia Koropeckyj, an economist at Moody’s Analytics. In February, there were about 6.1 million tech jobs in the U.S., up 2.4% from a year ago. Yet there’s a lot to make up for: From the second quarter of 2008 through the first quarter of 2010, during the economic swoon, 308,000 tech jobs were lost."

Companies such as Google, Facebook, and Microsoft are recruiting students to try to hire them before they graduate, says former Google software engineer Gayle Laakmann McDowell. Some economists see the boom in tech hires as a good indication that the overall U.S. economy is on the rise, since technologies such as wireless, computing, and energy have a big impact on other sectors.

"A surge in tech hires in California could portend an upturn for the overall U.S. economy, says Jesse Harriott, chief knowledge officer at online job site Monster.com. That’s in part because what’s good for tech will touch related industries. Areas such as wireless, computing and energy have an effect on “a substantial part of the economy, such as logistics, inventory management, enterprise coordination, even hybrid autos, says Shane Greenstein, a management professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists foresee growth in wireless apps, online gaming and clean tech, he says. “It is not a classic tech boom, led by a big new opportunity like (Internet) browsing or Web 2.0, but a mixture of a few big and unrelated trends,” Greenstein says.

We've seen the increased interest in our students here in the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering department and it includes both undergraduates and graduates. The demand is up not just for science, engineering, mathematics and technology majors but also for majors in the liberal arts and other areas who have acquired a portfolio of math and technology skills.

CSEE IT Jobs Summer 2011 and Beyond

The CSEE Department at UMBC has IT job positions available.  The positions include a Web Administrator and System Administrator.  Full descriptions for each position below.  Details include how to apply and what information is expected to be provided.

Student Web Administrator position.

This position is a hybrid of providing support for the CSEE Web portals, software development, and leveraging the capabilities of UNIX systems as a host platform. Expected projects include Website design and content editing, develop/code dynamic content, and create/edit graphics.  There is a need to understand what good Web design means and the direction of where Web trends are going.
 
Are you the resource who people come to when they have a computer problem?  Do you find fixing computers easy?  Do you run your own server?  Do you like learning new skills, making people happy, and gaining a sense of accomplishment?  If you relate to these attributes, this is a great opportunity for you.

Duties:

  • Engineer solutions to Web-related problems in a UNIX environment.
  • Manage Web applications and be able to extend functionality by writing new code.
  • Support the users of Web sites/portals.
  • Assist in ongoing projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Experience with a Linux/UNIX system.
  • Program UNIX shell scripts, C/C++, PERL, Python, and/or PHP.
  • Understand HTML, CSS, and modern Web technologies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Able to quickly learn new skills.
  • Able to work well in a group.
  • Available to work up to 20 hours/week.
  • Active UMBC student.

Desired (will train as needed):

  • Major in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field.
  • Exposed to content management system and revision control system.
  • Manage databases and write SQL queries.

Please submit resumes by email to cseeit-jobs AT cs DOT umbc DOT edu . Resumes accepted until the position is filled.  Also provide an example of something cool that you have done with a Web site.

UNIX Student System Administrator position.

This position will provide computer hardware, software, and network support for the operational needs of the CSEE department at UMBC.  The CSEE computer infrastructure is extremely diverse, dynamic, and challenging. This position will be part of a technical team of experts, who support over 700 user accounts and over 600 Linux, Solaris, Windows, and MacOS machines in office, data center, and research environments.  The computers range from individual desktops to production servers which run 24 hours per day (such as Web portals, email, and database servers).

Are you the resource who people come to when they have a computer problem? Do you find fixing computers easy?  Do you run your own server?  Do you like learning new skills, making people happy, and gaining a sense of accomplishment?  If you relate to these attributes, this is a great opportunity for you.

Duties:

  • Engineer solutions to problems in a UNIX environment.
  • Support desktop and server computers for end-users (operational staff, graduate students, and faculty) and networking needs through the installation and configuration of computer hardware and software.
  • Support the daily operations and maintenance of the CSEE computing and networking facilities (such as accounts, printers, applications, etc.).
  • Support real/virtual server environment and real/virtual disk storage systems
  • Assist in ongoing projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Experience with one or more types of Linux/UNIX system.
  • Program UNIX shell scripts, C/C++, PERL, Python, and/or PHP.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Able to quickly learn new skills.
  • Able to work well in a group.
  • Available to work up to 20 hours/week (up to 40 during summer or breaks).
  • Active UMBC student.

Desired (will train as needed):

  • Major in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field.
  • Familiar with the CSEE Department's computing environment.
  • A working knowledge of Sun/Oracle Solaris/OpenSolaris operating system and/or Windows.

Please submit resumes by email to cseeit-jobs AT cs DOT umbc DOT edu . Resumes accepted until the positions are filled.  Also provide an example of something cool that you have done with UNIX/Linux.

 

2011 Google Summer of Code open for applications

The 2011 Google Summer of Code pays students $5000 to work on one of a set od approved open source projects

Still looking for a summer internship? Check out the Google Summer of Code (GSoC).

This is a is a global program funded by Google that pays undergraduate or graduate students a $5000 stipend to write code for open source projects. GSoC has worked with the open source community to identify and fund exciting projects for the upcoming summer. The FAQ is a good place to find out more.

A set of open source projects (aka mentoring organizations) has been selected. Students apply to work on one of more of these and each mentoring organization ranks the students interested in working with them. Google facilitates the final selection and pairing. The mentoring organization works closely with the student to define tasks, check progress, help solve problems, etc. Typically the thudent works remotely, interacting with his or her mentor via email, chat, skype, etc.

Students can submit applications via the Google Summer of Code 2011 site from March 28 to April 8. Google says that that the best applications they receive are from students who took the time to interact with one of the participating mentoring organizations and discuss their ideas before submitting an application. Check out the information on the Advice for GSoC Students Page which links to a list of the 2011 mentoring organizations.

I have a plug for a particular project: Elgg. "Elgg is an award-winning social networking engine, delivering the building blocks that enable businesses, schools, universities and associations to create their own fully-featured social networks and applications." One of the people involved with Elgg's GSoC effort works at JHU/APL and may do mentoring locally. They are looking for people who know (or are willing to learn) PHP, JavaScript, and basic web development. Send email to to find out more about the ideas the Elgg project has proposed for GSCO 2011.

Research Faculty position in Computational Photonics

photonics

The Center for Advanced Studies in Photonics Research of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is seeking candidates for a Research Faculty position in the area of Computational Photonics. The appointment will be made at the level of an Assistant Research Scientist or Assistant Research Professor (or in exceptional cases at the Research Associate level) as commensurate with experience.

The successful candidate will develop and validate computational models of opto-electronic oscillators, short-pulse, modelocked lasers, and possibly photonics crystal fibers. The research will involve close collaboration with experimentalists. More information about research in Computational Photonics at UMBC can be found at http://www.photonics.umbc.edu/. An appointment at the level of Assistant Research Professor would require the ability to engage in instructional activity in either or both the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department and the Mathematics and Statistics Department. Such an appointment would have to be approved by the appropriate department(s).

This position is available immediately. The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for additional years. A Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Theoretical Physics, or Electrical Engineering is required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in computational methods for solving partial and ordinary differential equations, a strong background in physics and mathematics, and a strong interest in mentoring PhD students. Experience in the modeling of optical systems is useful but not required.

Interested applicants should email a CV and the names and contact information of three professional references to both Curtis Menyuk (menyuk at umbc.edu) and John Zweck (zweck at umbc.edu). For best consideration, applications should be received by June 1st, 2011. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

CIA info session, 5-6:30pm Tue March 15th, ITE 456

Are you interested in a career, internship or co-op position at the CIA or want to know if you qualify for a top secret clearance and employment opportunities at the CIA? If yes, we welcome you to attend an information session on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 in ITE 456 from 5pm-6:30pm. You are encouraged to visit the CIA career page before attending to view the internship and full-time opportunities.

The CIA seeks Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Information Systems majors for full-time positions and summer internships. Apply by midnight Wednesday March 2 via UMBCworks to participate in an on campus resume review and interview with the CIA. A 3.00 GPA and US Citizenship are required. See:

  • CIA Undergraduate Internship/Co-op Position (UMBCworks Position ID- 9243367)
  • CIA Undergraduate Full-Time Positions (UMBCworks Position ID- 9243369)

The CIA is an independent agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior US policymakers. They carry out “the intelligence cycle,” the process of collecting, analyzing, and disseminating intelligence information to top US government officials.

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Intern and coop opportunities at NSA

The National Security Agency has an active internship and coop program in which many UMBC students take part.

Visit the National Security Agency to learn about intern and cooperative education positions, 9:15am – 3:00pm on Friday, March 11, 2011.

Challenge the unknown. Solve the impossible. And at NSA, it's about protecting the Nation. A career at NSA offers the opportunity to work with the best, shape the course of the world, and secure your own future. As a college undergrad, you can gain the experience you need while working toward your degree. And you'll get to experience first-hand what life at NSA is really like. Participate in this Shriver on the Road Visit to learn about the internship and co-op programs offered by the NSA.

The core mission of the NSA is to protect U.S. national security systems and to produce foreign signals intelligence information. NSA would like to invite students who meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance
  • Must be a freshman or sophomore
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be majoring in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Math

The Agenda for the Visit will include the following:

  • Tour of the National Cryptologic Museum
  • Free Lunch (Pizza, Cookies, Soda, etc)
  • Internship and Cooperative Education Information Session
  • NSA Intern/Co-op Meet and Greet
  • Security Awareness Presentation
  • Q and A Session

To participate: RSVP via UMBCcworks under Events (workshops) and send your resume to Casey Miller at The Shriver Center at UMBC, email: cmille1 at umbc.edu

Recruiting and jobs update

Follow the UMBC Career Sevices blog for the latest information on jobs and internships.  Here are some highlights for CS, CE and EE majors for the coming week.

  • Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems deadline for resume submission for On-Campus Interviews is midnight February 21st
  • MITRE's Corporate Visibility Day is Wednesday, February 23rd from 11am-2pm in Commons 331. Majors:  CE, CS, IS, EE, MATH, HCC, ENME, Systems Engineering, Cyber, Physics and all other IT and Engineering undergraduate and graduate students looking for full-time and internship opportunities. MITRE, a 10 time Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For", is a non-profit systems engineering firm. MITRE hires undergraduate and graduate students to work on exciting projects across the company as co-ops, summer interns, and post-graduation. You will take a major role working on real-time problems for one of our four Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs): the Department of Defense (DoD), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Homeland Security, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). MITRE seeks students with research and analysis skills combined with ability to work with a range of technologies
 

Millennial Media Inc. seeks Creative Quality Specialist

Millennial Media Inc. is seeking a highly talented, creative and motivated individual to support our creative services team. The Creative Quality Specialist, will be responsible for testing, approving and qualifying the variety of mobile executions that are produced by the Creative Services team. In addition, the Specialist will be responsible for improving testing protocols and remaining educated on new software and hardware updates in the mobile industry.

As an innovative technology leader, our mobile executions must be compelling and engaging, but most importantly reliable cross-device. We are a rapidly growing small company offering a challenging and dynamic work environment in a fast growing industry with competitive salary and benefits. Millennial Media was named the 2010 OnMedia Top Private Company in Digital Media. Join Millennial Media and become part of the most innovative and creative technology team in the industry.

If interested, contact Jenna Ullrich, Creative Services Coordinator, jullrich at @millennialmedia.com.

Desired Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Test all templates and executions produced by the Creative Services team
  • Report inconsistencies in both written and verbal forums
  • Define testing protocol for wide variety of products
  • Improve testing through automation and streamlining
  • Improve external testing methods for clients and salespeople
  • Communicate industry changing updates which affect how we certify
  • Communicate project status throughout testing
  • Perform other activities and duties as requested

Skills:

  • Entry-level server side scripting, HTML and javascript
  • Experience in Unix/Linux environments
  • SVN/SSH experience
  • Understanding of proxy technology
  • Experience with QA automation
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to think logically
  • Excellent communication skills, with strong written and verbal communications
  • Ability to respond to frequent demands of multiple customers
  • Applicant will be a self starter with a strong desire to grow both technically and in their knowledge of Millennial Media’s business

Education / Experience:

  • Minimum BS in Comp Science or Computer Engineering

LivingSocial is hiring in DC

Brian Muller of LivingSocial says that they are hiring.

"LivingSocial is looking for people to join us at our DC office who are interested in answering questions and discovering insights in data. We have a number of positions open right now for data engineers, from basic analysts to programmers to statisticians. Our job descriptions are purposefully vague right now; we are interested in people who, regardless of background, are motivated by curiosity to learn more in this space. If you're interested in data, and especially in big data, feel free to apply or send me an email. To apply, go to http://bit.ly/igtVKD"

 

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