Event Tomorrow Night – Updates and Jobs for 1/12/2011

That’s right, it’s that time – our first metro Detroit networking event of 2011 takes place tomorrow night – Thursday, January 13th – at the BlackFinn in Royal Oak at 5pm.

Of course, the way LinkedIn’s mail servers have been running lately, by the time you get this it may have been last night, or three nights ago…so let’s hope this reaches you in a timely manner, because we’d like to see you there!

Everything that we’re hearing and seeing says that 2011 is jumping to a quick start…which is good news for everyone in the metro Detroit IT industry.  Companies are looking to get out ahead of the curve and get a jump on hiring as budgets are freeing up and we may slowly, but surely, be seeing the beginning of a turnaround.  Interview cycles are shrinking, while salaries and bill rates are starting to (slowly) climb again.  So, now’s a really good time to be building those networking connections…and what better way to do that than by attending an event that’s filled with some of the best and brightest folks in the metro Detroit IT industry?

For details on the event, please check out…


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These casual events are designed to be just that – casual.  They’re setup to help you meet other folks in the IT industry, whether you’re looking to meet other people that have the same sort of job you already have in order to compare notes and find solutions, find a mentor, meet recruiters, or, yes, even hire someone…these events have always been geared towards basic networking 101.  Make connections.  Expand your network.  We’ve all heard the phrase “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”…and you can’t get to know someone if you don’t first meet them.  As always, it’s completely free of charge to attend, so make it a point to come out and say “hi”, and if nothing else, find one of the three of us to start a conversation with and we’ll try to help in any way we can to get you rolling in the right direction.

We always encourage reading our Don’t Be That Guy blog entries out at, in order to help get a gauge on our group’s tone and feel.  There are two recent additions to the mix:

Don’t Be That Guy: The Bullshit Generator out at

Don’t Be That Guy: Overblown Sense of Entitlement Guy at

There are dozens of entries out there though, with everything from resume advice to hints on effective networking…so click around the Don’t Be That Guy blogs and file away a few items that can help you later on.

Now…jobs.  As mentioned earlier, things are really starting to pick up.  So if you’re in the market, make sure you’re hitting the LinkedIn group on a regular basis to check the jobs board!  Here’s a sampling of what’s come in since our last email out…

Melissa Lecznar PHR

Sharepoint Instructor needed ASAP e-mail me your resume:
I am looking for a Sharepoint instructor that can teach an afternoon class from 9:30AM -1:00pm. Monday-Thursday for 6 weeks to replace an instructor that had to take an unexpected leave. Topics to be covered are the following: -SharePoint 2010 Power End User -Configuring…

Tony Hoban

Urgent Need: Recruiting Manager – Jackson MI. (Perm Corporate Position) (Must be US Citizen or Green Card Holder)
Recruiting Manager Location: Jackson, MI. (Perm Corporate Position) Consider this position to 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…

Matt Glynn

Software Architect – Brighton, MI
Title: Software Architect Location: Brighton, MI (Relo NOT Offered) Term: Contract-to-Hire Start Date: ASAP Pay Rate: Depends on Experience  RESOURCE is a Recruiting…

Deb Fonseca

Senior Network Administrator— Troy, MI
Contact: Deb Fonseca, Corporate Recruiter 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:…

Monica VanScyoc

Oracle Designer/Developer w/Oracle Reports needed in Southfield, MI for Healthcare client. Send qualified resume to…
Here are the skills in order of importance: 1) SQL (Oracle version 11g ideally, but 10g is ok) 2) PL/SQL 3) ksh (Korn shell scripting) 4) Oracle Reports (Report Builder 5) Running AIX UNIX 6) PERL (nice to have.bonus) 7) Toad or Harvest (nice to…

Buyer/purchasing – IT contracts etc. My direct client has an immediate need. Please send me your resume and follow up with…
PURPOSE To purchase specific commodities including professional services, print, and IT hard- and software. To develop and manage supplier relationships, including long term partner suppliers. JOB FUNCTIONS  Responsible for purchases of $10 to $15 million annually…

Mark Brown

OO opportunity (Operations Orchestration) – travel required
My client is looking for Operations Orchestration (OO) candidates. If a candidate does not have OO exp., no problem, the client will train people. Having said that, candidates must have experience in: Web Services  Java and JavaScript  VMware  Enterprise Software…

Marianne Anderson

Small Business Manager – Non-Profit, Midtown Detroit MI
Assist existing and incoming small businesses on how to navigate through the City of Detroit systems for ; business licensing, permitting, expansions, zoning, acquiring liquor licenses, and on building enhancements. ~Assist business entrepreneur on business plan development….

Jason P. Sullivan

Senior UNIX System Administrator – 12+ Month Contract Troy, MI
You will be responsible for building system infrastructure solutions, including virtual server environments in a highly available datacenter environment. You will be responsible for UNIX project implementation and working with subject matter experts and overseeing the…

Mina Stanton

Technical Writer/Developer Contract-to-Hire Position
We are looking for someone with experience with the following coding languages: XSL-FO, XSLT, XSL and one or more of the following mark up languages: XML, HTML, SGML. They have to have experience developing technical manuals.

Michelle Garretson

Java Developer and Java Team Lead – Contract to hire – Troy, MI –

SQL BI Developer – SSIS, DTS – Perm. Opp. Bloomfield, Hills, MI –

Data Warehouse Developer – Oracle (Oracle Data Integrator Enterprise Edition or Oracle Warehouse Builder – Southfield, MI -…

Mike Ardrey

Web Developer/ Designer
We are seeking an experienced Web Developer with experience in the following: HTML/XHTML JavaScript(AJAX) YUI-3 (YAHOO USER INTERFACE) CSS (CASCADING STYLE SHEETS) XML ORACLE DB SQL SERVER ERL Java PLSQL .NET Ford experience a preferred….

Lindsay Czerniak, MBA

Blackberry Developer Opening at Compuware – Detroit, MI. Full-time with benefits.
Compuware Corporation makes IT rock around the world, helping CIOs optimize IT performance to achieve business goals. Compuware solutions accelerate the development, improve the quality and enhance the performance of critical business systems while enabling CIOs to align and…

Diane Mabry

Senior Systems Engineer FIS – Dearborn MI
Job Description: Assist business in expanding FIS Specification to meet identified value opportunities Expanding the capabilities of the selected legacy machinery to meet business utilization specifications Interface with plant engineering and management to effectively…

Senior Tester – Southfield MI
Job Description: Candidates must have at least 3 years experience as a Test Lead. Experience with both Web-based and Mainframe testing desired. Responsibilities: . Creates and maintains the QC Plan and Test Strategy document . Provides test expertise and coaching ….

Director Data Warehouse – Southfield MI
Job Description: – Identify appropriate data to capture from core business applications and ensure sensitive data is appropriately secured. – Present data from multiple applications to DW users accurately and in a consistent format. – Ensure data loads on schedule daily…

Miscellaneous Listings

2 temporary tech writers
I’ve known Carrie for a while now… Carrie Carley, SPHR, FPC is looking for 2 Temporary Technical Writers with general knowledge of science and/or quality department experience please send me resumes.

Java Web Developer  Senior/Lead
If you are interested in this position, please email us a copy of your resume to: OR APPLY ONLINE at: NOTE: Please state the job title in the subject line of your email. Java Web Developer  Senior/Lead…

.Net Developers
We are targeting the following combination of skills: hands on application development experience using VB.Net/C#, SQL Server, Object oriented design, Database design, client/server architecture and communications/component programming experience a plus. Candidates should have…

Java Developers
Bachelors degree in Computer Science or equivalent and 4 to 6 years experience in a similar position. 3 to 4 years experience in J2EE framework: JSP, Java, EJB, Java Beans technologies Proficiency in Apache Struts framework Exposure to structured analysis and design…

Strong PM with excellent communication skills and experience working with clients. Experience required with Oracle technologies (databases, forms, reports, PL/SQL Developer and SQL); good understanding of web technologies (Java, JSP, Struts, HTML, SML, etc.). 10+ yrs…

Senior Systems Administrator
READ DOWN FOR CONTACT DETAILS Senior Systems Administrator Job Summary: Under limited direction, use knowledge and skills obtained through education and experience to administer and manage complex enterprise infrastructure. Expected to act as primary support on…

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