Updates and Jobs for 11/24/2010

Hey there folks!  Going to try shifting these updates to Wednesdays.  Thanks to everyone who emailed me Friday morning to ask if we were really still at the Blackfinn at 2:30 in the morning on Friday when the email finally went out from LinkedIn’s servers…and the answer is “no” 🙂  Sadly, even though the message was queued up through LinkedIn at about 10am, their mail servers decided not to deliver it until shortly after 2:30 the next morning.  So, for those of you that missed the event as a result (and I got quite a few “Ack! I forgot!” emails…) …sorry about that.  We’ll try shifting these to Wednesdays and see how that works out.

For those of you that did make it last week – thanks, and great seeing you!  There were so many new faces, which is always a great thing.  People that are just still hearing about us for the first time, or finally deciding to take a chance on seeing if a group with “beer” in their tagline can actually help…welcome to you all!

Now, as far as an event in December goes…

…well, we’re still nailing that down as far as the specifics on timing and location.  As mentioned in earlier updates, we’re going to start moving around a bit and changing up locations that we go to, and this seemed like a good time to get started with a test run.  So, keep an eye on next week’s updates, as things should be finalized by then.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which means two things:

  1. Tonight is “amateur night” in the bars across the state and nation.  If you’re going out, whether to meet up with friends or to get on the road to go meet family…please, be safe.
  2. Turkey coma!  So, hopefully you’ll read this today, since we all know we’ll be semi-conscious and likely watching the Lions get destroyed tomorrow.

As our own note of “thanks” – thank you yet again to everyone that participates in our group.  It’s still completely mind-blowing that we’re now up over 2,000 members in our LinkedIn group, all in and around the metro Detroit IT industry.  Particularly when I still vividly remember the first “Let’s bring back” get together in late 2007…which had five people at it.  And yes, that includes the three of us in that count.

So…thank you.  Thank you to all of the recruiters that show up at our events, post jobs in our LinkedIn group, have a little faith in us, and have helped more than 120 people find new jobs this year through the group and our events.  Thank you to the job seekers who put a lot of faith in our events by showing up and thinking it may help them.  Thank you to the folks that are just looking to build their network, and haven’t gotten scared off by hundreds of people at a Pink Slip Party event looking to hire or be hired.

Our thanks go out to you all, because it’s you that have made what it is today.


Kim West
Instructional Designer – Troy,MI
We are seeking an experienced Instructional Designer to work with the training project manager, project training leads, and SME’s to determine training documentation needs. The Instructional Designer role supports the training leads and other users for a Business Process…

Hannah Powers (
Tech Lead/PM
Looking for a Tech Lead to lead migration/upgrade on DataStage, Business Objects, Oracle, AIX and Teradata. Must have past migration/upgrade team lead experience, as well as testing and end of life strategies. 3 year contract! Please contact me at for…

Eric Bielecki
Senior/Lead J2EE-Agile Developer – Contract – To – Hire – Xtreme programming and TDD a must. Please forward resumes to…

Greg Losacco
Sr. C# .NET / SQL Server Developer Location: Detroit, MI. Duration: 12 Months Contract to Hire 2-3 Positions Qualified candidates…
Responsible for software design and implementation. This individual will have hands on development responsibilities along with leadership and mentoring responsibilities for more junior developers. The resource will implement software…

Tony Hoban
Recruiting Manager Near Jackson, MI. (Perm Corporate Position) Must Be US Citizen or Green Card Holder
This position will lead a small group of recruiters within our highly skilled team who are staffing 80% of the companies’ employees for the Michigan territory. In this role, the Recruiting…

Melissa Lecznar
Healthcare Analyst e-mail me:
I am looking for someone that has solid healthcare and/or insurance experience for an Analyst position in Detroit. Please e-mail me your resume @

Tester Detroit, Michigan e-mail me:
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: : 2+ years experience with automation framework : 2+ years hands-on experience with Rational Functional Tester : 2+ years hands-on experience with Rational Performance Tester : Ability to handle automation and performance…

John Channell
Data Manager
I am looking for a DATA MANAGER in the Ann Arbor area. The Data Manager works in the Technology Operations Department supporting on-going…

Deb Fonseca
2 openings for PHP Developers– North American Bancard, Troy, MI
PHP Application Developer Category: IT Experience: 3+ years Career Level: Mid-Level North American Bancard is one of the fastest growing merchant services companies in the country and we are exploding with growth! Currently, we are looking for 2 PHP Developers for a…

Traci Nies
Senior Developer Analyst at Oakland University
My team is looking for someone that can support our ERP solution in Oracle (Sungard Banner), requiring PL/SQL skills. But, we also have several projects that require Java, .Net (C#), ColdFusion. More details are available under ‘Senior Developer Analyst’ here:

Debbie Mezser
Websphere Developers and Administrators – Metro-Detroit
Seeking Websphere Developers and Administrators for opportunities in the Metro-Detroit area. Please e-mail Must be eligible to work in U.S. No third parties please

Diane Mabry
Business Analyst /Peoplesoft Financials Dearborn MI 2+ month contract
S3 prod support Business Analyst for Peoplesoft Financials application. Skills Required: – min 3 yrs experience with Peoplesoft. – min 3 yrs experience with Oracle DB, PL-Sql – familiarity with MS Office Experience Preferred: – experience with Ford processes,…

Service Catalog Process Integration Specialist – Van Buren Twp MI 4 Month contract
Description Assist the Asset/Configuration Management Team with the setup and rollout of the CA Service Catalog tool. This role will encompass: research, development and integration of business processes to support the…

Lombardi Teamworks Developer Dearborn MI 3+ months
Global Application Skills Required: 2+ Years Lombardi Teamworks Experience *XML/XSL Skills and experience *Business Analysis Experience – breaking down a process into its components and executable states *Performance tuning Lombardi…

Designer Practitioner w/ C/C++ – Dearborn MI 4+ month contract
Job Description: Provide software maintenance support for Optimization and process integration framewor portfolio (ModeFrontier, Isight/Fiper, enCORE, Psiphics etc.,) Role also supports migration efforts to COTS solutions and actively engages in solution integration efforts….

Mobile Application Developer – Dearborn MI 15+ monthsw
The Mobile Application Developer is responsible for developing mobile apps that integrate with SYNC v4 Mobile API. The goal is to seed the launch of SYNC v4 with several new mobile applications. Skills Required: Looking for an developers with experience developing for…

AccuRev migration analyst – Dearborn MI 2+ months
Position Description: AccuRev migration analyst: This project will migrate 1400+ PVCS projects to AccuRev. The migration analyst will be responsible for working with application teams to coordinate these migrations. Responsibilities include: -Follow migration process to…

Jason P. Sullivan
Chief Systems Engineer – 18+ Month Contract  Troy, MI
The Chief Engineer (CE) is the technical interface between the Infrastructure Design and Build Domain and the business technology group (BTG). The CE engages early in projects and is responsible for facilitating and providing advice and guidance in the planning and design…

Amy Babinchak
Small Business IT Consultant
Harbor Computer Services is hiring for the position of Small Business IT Consultant. The ideal candidate will have experience with Microsoft Small Business Server, be a technical wiz and enjoy working with customers. Salary range is $35,000 – $45,000.Generous benefits. Home…

Make sure you hit the LinkedIn group for further information about those jobs!  Contact details and other positions are always available within the LinkedIn group.

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