Updates and Jobs for 12/8/2010

Ah…’tis the season.

The Lions are atrocious, the Pistons are playing like any random high school team could take them, the Tigers and baseball are still months away, and the Red Wings have lost two in a row.  The malls and random stores are packed with rude people who’d elbow you in the eye if you dare even look at that toy on the shelf their child wants.  You’ve just been informed that your significant other’s relatives are spending the holidays with you…for an entire week

So you might as well come join us on Thursday, December 16th at the Post Bar in Novi for a drink and some friendly chatter to help stave off that impending breakdown, right?


Now that we’re in agreement…

…you can check out the details on the event:

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…and yeah, I know.  We had such grand plans to shake things up and do something “different” for this month.  To that I say it IS different – it’s at the Post Bar in Novi, but it’s NOT a Pink Slip Party!  (work with me here, okay?)

So now that we’re clear, we look forward to seeing you on Thursday the 16th at the Post Bar in Novi at 5pm:

Let’s close out 2010 the right way – with a great networking event with some of the best and brightest folks in the metro Detroit IT area getting together for a drink or two (or more…we’re not here to judge), making some new connections, touching base with some old ones, and just generally closing out 2010 on a positive note. It’s been a great year of events, and, well, honestly we’re just going to keep this one casual even though it’s at the Post Bar in Novi because we want to be able to relax, say “thanks” to everyone that shows up and helps make our events work so well for people, and have a good time with everyone.

We look forward to seeing you there!

So, you know the drill: No agenda. No sponsors. No 30-second commercials. No cover charge. No free lunch. Never. Just networking with IT professionals. Plain and simple. was started by IT professionals for IT professionals. We didn’t like any other group out there, so we started our own! At our events, you might meet some recruiters, some out of work developers, some sales guys, some network admins, some web guys and some senior level management…

So come on out, bring some business cards (or don’t, it’s OK), meet some like-minded people in the Metro Detroit area, and who knows, you could meet a life-long friend, a new business partner, or no one at all…it’s what you make of it that makes great.

As always, we are networking Detroit, one beer at a time.

We are, however, definitely mixing things up for 2011, and we look forward to another great year of events…but let’s close out 2010 with a bang first. 

And jobs.  Yep, they’re still getting posted, and you should still be looking for them on a regular basis.  Here’s a bit of what’s out there currently:

Steve George
Developer Web Applications
– Northwest Michigan
Experienced, knowledgeable and confident – Web Application Developer – contact me Direct – relocation assistance – salary $60k-$80k based on experience or Contract or (remote project support potential) – pay based on experience USA residents only Qualified – Email your…

Monica VanScyoc
$90K -110K PERM. Lead SAP FI Analyst. Location: Auburn Hills, Mi Please send qualified resume to and…
Our client is a Tier One Global Auto Supplier Manage the resources within the FICO functional area, including delegating work assignments and monitoring the same. Managing around 12 Developers (configuration analyst) across the region  Must have 5 years of Lead or…

$50K Perm. position in Farmington Hills – looking for IT Specialist with IIS understanding!!! Please send qualified resume to…
Client – Local Manufacturing company, a Toyota Group Company, has an opportunity for an IT Specialist at its Farmington Hills, MI location. The main functions will be:  Managing the multiple business applications.  Troubleshooting issues with the system and working with…

Deb Fonseca
Senior Network Admin
, Troy, MI
North American Bancard has another senior level IT position available due to our expansive growth! We offer a fast paced, challenging environment with lots of room for you to offer suggestions. Job Summary: The focus of this position is to maintain and enhance NAB’s…

Greg Losacco
Senior Security Analyst 2
– Exclusive Direct Hire Positions See Details below Qualified / Interested Candidates with Green Card /…
Sr. Security Analyst (2): Location: Jackson, MI Job Description / Summary The BTS Technical Lead/Specialist I independently performs higher-level complex analytical tasks associated with IT infrastructure design and deployment and/or business application development. Is…

Network Integrity Analyst 3 – Exclusive Direct Hire Positions See Details below Qualified / Interested Candiddates with Green Card /…
Network Integrity Analyst (3): Location: Jackson, MI Job Description / Summary At the most senior level, this position performs the most complex analytical tasks associated with IT Infrastructure design and deployment. Tasks are performed at an independent manner with some…

IT Security Vulnerability Analyst Exclusive Direct Hire Position See Details below Qualified / Interested Candiddates with Green Card…
IT Security Vulnerability Analyst (1): Location: Jackson, MI Job Description / Summary Independently performs higher-level complex analytical tasks associated with IT infrastructure design and deployment and/or business application development. Is capable of working…

Hannah Powers (
Position Description: DB2 UDB DBA for Open Systems (Linux, UNIX) Skills Required: 7+ years experience as Infrastructure DBA supporting DB2 UDB on Open Systems (Linux, UNIX) Experience with DB2 UDB Version 9.X Experience with High Availability Features of DB2…

Jason P. Sullivan
SQL Server DBA
– 12+ Month Contract  Troy, MI
Responsibilities:  Participates in the development and implementation of complex databases, often using new technologies and database design work.  Serves as a fully seasoned/proficient technical resource.  May manage one moderately complex project and direct…

Robert Goffeney
IT Openings at EMU
There are three positions open in the Division of IT at Eastern Michigan University: Director, IT Support; Senior Business Systems Analyst; and Database Administrator. Go to to apply.

Todd Morell
Project Leader
– Dart Container – Mason, MI
Requirements available at this site:

Alfred Hall
Director of Sales & Marketing
Small Imaging Company seeks a sales leader in OH/MI area! This person will have a 4 person sales team and a few marketing professionals reporting to them. Must be able to multi-task.Experience with CRM systems is very important. Strong sales and sales leadership is…

Melissa Lecznar
Senior Application Developer Adobe Central Pro/Web Output Pak Development…
Advanced Windows/Citrix diagnosis capabilities LDAP/E Directory/Active Directory application authentication expertise BOE/Crystal reports Development experience Adobe Central Pro/Web Output Pak Development experience General Expertise in Documentation (System…

Senior Informatica Developer
lead Informatica experience MS project experience

Application Consultant Need someone with Mobile application development tools. Contract to…
Serves as a team leader or senior technical team member in the planning, designing, developing, implementing, and/or support for complex to moderately complex new or revised processes, systems. Acts as an acknowledged expert in one or more technical specialties and/or mission…

Network Tech
Required General Skills: Must possess; strong organizational skills as evidenced by the ability to establish priorities and coordinate multiple activities simultaneously, strong interpersonal skills required for interaction with a broad range of customers and excellent oral…

Project Manager Location: Detroit, Michigan
I am looking for a PMP certified Project Manager with portal implemenation experience.

Michelle Garretson
Java Developer
w/content management exp. (ATG pref.)
Troy, MI – long term contract – prefer local candidates –

IT Architect/Consultant (with DBA background)
Perm/Direct Hire position – downriver area –

Data Warehouse Developer/ETL and Oracle exp.
Long term contract opp – Southfield, MI –– Prefer local…

As always, hit the LinkedIn group for details, contact information and more about these gigs…as well as other posted jobs and updates.

And remember – event.  Next Thursday.  December 16th.  Novi.  Post Bar.  5pm.  Not a Pink Slip Party.  Look forward to seeing you all there!

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