Updates and Jobs for 2/24/2011

Well, here we are at just about the end of February for 2011.  We’ve had our first casual networking event, and our first Pink Slip Party of the year has come and gone.  We’ve heard about roughly twenty interviews setup as a result of last Thursday’s event, and it sounds like at least one new hire could be happening from it as early as today (good luck, Chris!).  We’re heading into the next couple of months with an interesting schedule, including a few more trial-runs of ideas and concepts for our events as well as getting back to some safe and familiar comfortable ground.

So let’s take a look at what’s on deck for the coming weeks, as well as some jobs that are floating around currently…

March is going to be an intriguing month.  We’re doing two events in the same month for the first time, and we’re also trying our little experiment with “something fun”, so it’ll be interesting to see how it all works out.

The first event takes place on March 10th (that’s a Thursday), and is one of our casual networking events in the back room of the BlackFinn. The second takes place on March 23rd (that’s a Wednesday) in the Rooftop Room down at Hockeytown Cafe in downtown Detroit that takes place in conjunction with a Red Wings vs Vancouver Canucks game that night.

As with all of our events, both events will start at 5pm and are completely free of charge for all to attend.  Yep, it’s free if you’re a job seeker.  It’s free if you want to hire someone.  It’s free if you just want to show up and meet some other people in the IT industry to expand your network a bit.  It’s even free if you just want to tell your significant other that it’s really important for your career to be there and then just show up to hang out and watch the Wings game…we’re not here to judge.  We don’t want your money, we don’t want you to buy tokens before you can talk to someone, and we certainly don’t expect you to pay a cover charge to walk into a public establishment.  You’ll need to bring money to cover your own parking and drinks, and you already know that you had to buy your own tickets for the Red Wings game…I mean, we’re good guys and all, but there are limits.

For details on those two events, you can check out:

March 10th, BlackFinn:
On our site: http://www.ITinTheD.com/event/march/
On LinkedIn: http://events.linkedin.com/March-ITintheD-org-Social-Happy-Hour/pub/509677

March 23rd, Hockeytown Cafe:
On our site: http://www.ITinTheD.com/event/hockeytown-cafe-and-red-wings-game-networking-event/
On LinkedIn: http://events.linkedin.com/ITintheD-org-Hockeytown-Cafe-Detroit/pub/540771

The LinkedIn group’s “next” function in the jobs tab is still jacked up.  The last update I have from them is from yesterday, indicating that yes, they’re aware of the issue and they’ve referred it to their developers to fix it.  Some of you might want to contact them to offer to take a look at it for them if you’ve got some free time…

As a result, make sure you have a look through the last few updates out at http://www.ITinTheD.com/category/news/ in order to make sure you’re not missing anything that might be of interest to you job-wise.  I only post things in here that are “new” since the last published update, but anything beyond the last couple of days will still be available in those updates.

Speaking of the LinkedIn group, there are a few interesting conversations going on in there currently that you may want to check out.  One is about an employer demanding an employee’s Facebook credentials in order to maintain their employment.  Another is about a topic that keeps raising its ugly head – the one page resume.  We’ve covered this one before with Bad Resume Guy (http://www.ITinTheD.com/101/bad-resume-guy/), but it keeps coming up as a topic because clueless people still keep giving the same bad advice.  So, check out those discussions and more while you’re there.

Now, as to what jobs we have in there currently…

Jason P. Sullivan

Senior C# Developer On-Going Contract – Troy
Genesis10 is actively seeking a C# Developer for a long term contract position with a Fortune 150 client. This is an on-going contract with the potential to go permanent. This consultant will be working out of the Genesis10 Delivery Center in Troy. Description: Currently…

Mark Robinson

Looking for a proven sales leader (VP of Sales) to join our growing organization. Check out our website for more details.

Monica VanScyoc monica.vanscyoc@na.manpower.com

IT & Engineering recruiters and sources needed!
Please send me your resume and follow up with a call to 248.226.1366. Thank you!
We have so many opportunities and if you are looking to work ASAP and learn alot for a long term opportunity, please contact me now!

Lindsey Ross

Planning Analyst (Admin) – Livonia, Michigan – Contract to hire! Immediate need!
HRU, Inc Technical is currently seeking a full time contract employee for a Planning Analyst (Engineering Administrator) role at a defense contract organization in Livonia, Michigan! This individual will assist planning and controls of product development engineering by…

Mina Stanton

Business Analyst who has supported Symitar Software
The Business Analyst’s role is to determine how the different departments that are currently using Symitar and helping the departments come up with ways as to how to become more efficient. It’s a contract to hire position with a great company. If anyone is interested in…

Matthew Holtz

Technology Specialist / Test Lead-1022 in New Hudson, MI with testing and database administration skills. http://bit.ly/hLG6g8
Desired Start Date: 3/7/2011 Long Term Description: The desired candidate will coordinate functional activities of system integration testers participating on cross-functional teams for specific product development efforts. The candidate must be a self starter and be…

Specialist Senior/ Benefit Configuration-1020 need background in Oracle J2EE and VB in Detroit, MI http://bit.ly/g4kgw6
Desired Start Date: 3/7/11 long term DESCRIPTION: Provide overall conceptual architecture / design solution for projects Provide estimates for projects and assess system impacts Identify and document architecturally significant aspects/views of the systems Deliver…

Jeff Schuster

Sr. Enterprise Architect, full time, professional services
Perficient has an open position for an Enterprise Architect with a very strong background in enterprise-scale software, data and system architecture design, planning and implementation to establish technology as a strategic enabler of our clients’ goals and objectives. This…

Heather Gilbeau, CIR, CSSR, CDR

Siebel CRM Architect BA COE http://bit.ly/fBjnoI
This position is responsible for CRM architecture across GE Healthcare on our Siebel and Oracle platforms. We are seeking a highly energized and ambitious architect to work with the business and the development teams to drive best-in-class strategies and…

Performance Architect Siebel Business Application CoE http://bit.ly/fTmcYt
Join the Business Application Center of Excellence (BA COE) as a Performance Architect. This role requires a person with the ability to manage multiple priorities and balance resource constraints. This leader will manage performance architecture for multiple Siebel CRM…

Senior Compliance Lead http://bit.ly/eLo7XQ
Be on a team of compliance project leaders to coordinate and drive the GIS functions to operationalize controls and processes to meet compliance requirements. This includes implementing a pro-active risk assessment framework for do ongoing emerging industry risk evaluations…

Compliance/Documentation & Training Lead http://bit.ly/fg5aYP
Be on a team of compliance project leaders to coordinate and drive the GIS functions to operationalize controls and processes to meet compliance requirements. Primary role is to develop, implement and maintain a comprehensive and strategic documentation and training program….

Contact details and other positions are always available within our LinkedIn group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=91763, and those past updates are still available out at http://www.ITinTheD.com/category/news/.

Bob, Dave and Jeff
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