Pink Slip Party Next Week! Updates and Jobs for October 14, 2010

Yep, we’re just a week away from our next Pink Slip Party at the Post Bar in Novi.  As always, it’s a 5pm start time, and we’re really looking forward to seeing everyone there!  As you know (or should), October is usually the last big “push” before the end of the year to get people in new slots before budgets expire, end of year hiring freezes hit, etc., and so this is our last PSP event for 2010.

So, no excuses.  If you’re in or around the IT industry and in or around the metro Detroit area…the time is now.  Whether you’re a job seeker or someone looking to hire or even just someone looking to expand your professional network with some great connections, next Thursday night is your best chance to meet and get to know some of the best people in the IT industry here in town.

For details…

You can hit:

Event listing on LinkedIn:

Event listing on our site:

…and if this is your first time coming to one of our Pink Slip Party events, please make sure you read the FAQs:

…and if you’re a recruiter that hasn’t already let us know that you’re coming, please do so no later than tomorrow by dropping us a note at  As always, there aren’t any charges or anything…we just like to make sure that we know who’s coming, as well as having a badge printed up and waiting for you when you get there to keep things running smoothly.

Job seekers can use that same email address to get their resumes out to the recruiters that have told us that they’ll be there as well.

Additionally, the Pink Fund ( will be on hand.  Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, we’ve partnered up with them yet again to help raise funds that stay local and help local victims of breast cancer.  A portion of the proceeds from all drinks sold that night will be donated (huge thanks to Darrel and the rest of the Post Bar family!) to the Pink Fund…and even with that in mind, there are still going to be some ridiculously cheap drink specials going on that night.  Hard Luck Candy vodkas, Three Olives vodkas, Corona, half price appetizers, and a special Pink Fund Martini…all great specials and low prices.  Plus, the Pink Fund is a 501c3 organization, so if you’re feeling generous and want to make a donation directly (and you can!), it’s tax deductible!

Plus…there are rumors floating around…some of you may remember that Rima Fakih, the former Miss Michigan and now Miss USA attended our event in January on behalf of the Pink Fund in order to help out…and it just may be that the current Miss Michigan, Channing Pierce, will be in attendance next Thursday as well.  Maybe.  Perhaps.  Anything’s possible…

And have you checked out the latest Don’t Be That Guy blog entry yet?  Don’t Be That Guy: The LinkedIn Prostitution Ring.  I was actually stunned that this even existed.

Now, about this week’s job listings…and did you know that sometimes we blast out jobs on Twitter?  Yes, we’re on Twitter.  Well, Jeff’s on Twitter on our behalf, and we still mock him for it, but we have to admit that it comes in handy from time to time, so you might want to check out the details down below as well.

Julie Rodriguez
Roles:  Data Warehouse and Data Modeler
Essential Duties:Implement logical and physical models for all layers of the data warehouse data model, Develop and implement data migration scripts…

Nancy Lewis
PHP Developer with Zend Certification
Seeking Zend certified PHP developer. Position requires strong PHP developer skills and experience. IBM i and Zend server configuration experience preferred. Requires web application tool knowledge including HTML, PHP, Javascript, SQL, Dreamweaver, Flash and Zend Studio….

Experienced IBM i (AS400) Programmer/Analyst Consultant
Seeking independent consultant with Mapics XA and Future 3 ARS EDI experience. Opportunity may be part or full time. Required skills: RPG, CL and SQL, OS400 Microsoft tools including Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Web development skills a plus. Prefer individual with HTML,…

Jeff Schuster
Permanent, direct, Websphere Portal Architects
As one of the only retained partners for IBM Software Services for WebSphere, Lotus and Rational (ISSW/ISSL/ISSR), we provide IBM with teams of expert technologists that manage the implementation of IBM Software products across the U.S. We are a Premier Level partner and…

Mike Ardrey
Lead Web UI Developer
Position Summary Responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining standards-compliant websites. He or she is expected to utilize the latest in web development technologies to enhance functionality and usability. He or she will also enforce guidelines that ensure…

Betsey Brohman
IM Application Architect- Informatica Tech Leader
GE’s Advanced Manufacturing & Software Technology Center
please apply online at: and enter in job number 1266631

Sara Iden, PHR
Sr OBIEE Report Developer, Direct Position

$74,000-$120,000 annual salary, metro Detroit area

Therese Iglesias
Sr. Oracle DBA – Immediate need – contract opportunity
Requires Oracle DB Administration 10g or 11g. Also, CDC installation and configuration, database performance tuning and, preferrably, Oracle RAC. Please contact me for more information at

Electrical Software Engineer – C#.Net Development – immediate need
Requires expert experience with .Net technologies, C# and XML. Also, experience with electronic engine controls. If you have these skills and would like more information, please contact me at

Oracle Data Warehouse Consultant – contract opportunity
Requires hands on experience with relational and dimensional data modeling in large transaction and data warehouse environments. Also, experience with CDC is a plus. Please contact me if you have these skills and would like to know more about the opportunity at…

Julie Chavey
Contract opening for an Oracle Database Administrator with Data Warehouse or Data Mart exp. (Auburn Hills, MI)
Hello! We currently have a contract opening with our direct client in Auburn Hills, MI (near Detroit). Role Title: Senior Oracle Database Administrator Purpose of Role/Organizational Unit: This organizational unit is responsible for managing the operational services…

Laura Sheets
C#, .Net Developer
Proficient in .NET Framework, C#, .NET, ASP.NET, and ASP.NET Ajax libraries J2EE knowledge a plus. Send resume to

Sr. level JAVA DEVELOPERS for Troy, Ann Arbor area.
Proficiency in Java, Spring, EXT-JS, TDD and/or Hibernate. Expert knowledge designing, implementing, and deploying web applications. Email resume to

Michelle Garretson
Java Developer w/ATG & Content Management System exp. – Troy, MI –

Oracle DBA needed for Detroit, MI – exp. with 10, 11 and 9i –

Monica VanScyoc
$41/hr HOT!! Manager is ready to interview!! Mainframe and Java mix. Location: Farmington Hills,Mi. Please call me for immediate…
Can formulate concepts, define system scope and technical objectives based on user needs – Possesses very good written and verbal communication skills, ability to easily grasp business concepts, and possesses skills to build a vision – Possesses Java/J2EE technical skills…

Jeff Borra
Looking for a project coordinator in southeast MI (full time) who has experience with Lotus Notes. Please email if you are interested…

Jenifer Stallworth
.NET Developer
Responsible for development and support of web-based projects. This candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the software development lifecycle, but will be focused on development The ideal candidate will present all or a majority of the…

Craig Jackson
Cognos / Pentaho Developer
I am seeking a BI Developer in the Detroit area with both Cognos 8.4 experience and experiece with Pentaho. If you are qualified, and seeking a long term project send your resume to Thanks, Craig

Mark Bochenek
Display Monitor Programmer (Novi) – Develop new programming using Windows CE or embedded system
3+ years professional experience developing s/w applications to execute under WinCE, or other real time operating systems.  Must be proficient in Visual (C/C++).  Experience in Windows SDK and DDK.  CAN Bus J1939.  Experience in developing graphical…

Melissa Lecznar
Consultant level and technician level candidates e-mail me your resume to: contract to hire!
Hands-on experience using HP Openview, Business Availability Center (BAC), Sitescope enterprise class monitoring tools – TOP THREE NEEDS  Perl, Sql, Unix Shell, Script, VB Script are nice to haves.  Knowledge of SNMP (SNMP Traps is the hardware message-generating…

As always, for further details, descriptions, and additionally posted jobs, hit our LinkedIn group:

And, again, look forward to seeing everyone next week at our Pink Slip Party!

Bob, Dave and Jeff
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