Event Tomorrow Night Plus Rants, Raves, Jobs and More – ITintheD.org Updates for 6/15/2011

“We’ve got a long way to go, and a short time to get there” – Jerry Reed, Eastbound and Down

As I sit down to actually write this…I realize that yep, there’s an awful lot going on…and I’m pretty sure I’m going to skip something important.  So here are the highlights, and I have little doubt that someone out there will assuredly remind me if I forget anything.

We’ve got our event tomorrow night at the Red Ox in Utica, CloudDevDay was awesome…well, with one noted exception, we’d like you to help protect Ernie Harwell’s legacy, and we’re hunting for locations for future events.  There’s more, I’m sure…

…well, let’s get started.  It’ll come to me.  Hopefully.  Guess we’ll find out…

As always, we begin where we always begin: our next event.  It takes place tomorrow night (Thursday the 16th) and it’s out at the Red Ox Tavern in Utica.  As with all of our events, it starts at 5:01pm (right after work, so get there!) and will run for several hours.  For details on the event, you can hit the listings:

On our site: http://www.ITinTheD.com/event/juneredox/

On LinkedIn: http://events.linkedin.com/ITintheD-org-June-Happy-Hour/pub/675164

We’ve heard from quite a few new folks coming out, so we’re looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Our July event is also on the books, August is pretty well set, and you people need to hit http://www.ITinTheD.com/1908/ITintheD-location-hunt/ and give us some feedback on future event locations because…well, because we’re actually the kind of people that try and do what you think will help make things work better for you.  Sometimes.  Don’t think we’re making a habit of it or anything, so take advantage of the opportunity while it’s here.

If you’re a .Net developer who’s looking for more information about cloud development and a good Q&A session (aha!  here’s one of those things I was forgetting), you might want to check out MI-GANG’s event tonight.  Plus, apparently they’ll be giving away just about anything and everything you can think of (well, not everything…I mean, they’re not giving away children from third world countries, which unfortunately means that neither Madonna nor Angelina Jolie will be in attendance) up to and including an XBox 360 with a Kinect, software licenses, books and more.  Check ’em out, they’re good people.

On the topic of the cloud, I went to CloudDevDay this past Saturday and had a great time.  If you’re interested in a recap, you can check it out here: http://www.ITinTheD.com/1916/clouddevday-recap/

Which segues into the latest Don’t Be That Guy to go live – Don’t Be That Guy: Mister Microphone out at http://www.ITinTheD.com/1930/dont-be-that-guy-mister-microphone/

…and speaking of Don’t Be That Guy (I’m getting good at this “transition” and “segue” stuff, huh?), the Detroit Public Library is apparently chock full of That Guy, because they’re letting Ernie Harwell’s enormous, donated collection of baseball memorabilia from his own personal collection get stolen, go to waste, and be generally unavailable to the public.  I’m not even a baseball guy and I realize how stupid that is.  So head on over to http://www.ITinTheD.com/1913/help-protect-ernie-harwells-legacy/, read, and then go ‘do’.

And for those of you looking for something to go “do” during the day like a new job (okay, confession: I’m not good at transitions and segues…I just have major ADD and some serious random synaptic firings, that’s all), we have plenty sitting out in our LinkedIn group at the moment.  Some of those aforementioned new people that we’ve heard from are recruiters and hiring managers, and naturally they’re bringing some new jobs to fill along with them.  Here’s a bit of what’s out there currently:

Jennifer Jendo

IT Manager Position
IT Manager, Regular Full Time myfoxdetroit.comThis position assists WJBK personnel with technical support of desktop computers, servers, network, applications, and related technology used to operate the station., More from myfoxdetroit.com.


Lots of positions
They just got a whole bunch of funding, and are hiring like mad right now. Oh, and they’ll be at our event in Utica. Here are some of the positions they’re looking for: PHP, Drupal, most popular contrib modules…

George Pappadakis

Sr. Java Developer (Technical leads also welcome) for long term contract in Troy!
Looking for a Sr. Java Developer (Technical leads also welcome) for long term contract in Troy! MUST be on our W2 and the hourly pay rate range is 45-54/hr based on level of fit! Sr. Java Developer will have the…

Davina Beh

looking for a sharepoint developer, Java Developer and application network administrator all direct hires, email me at davina.beh@jrdsi.com
Enterprise Architect, Application Architect and a solutions architect please email me if you are interested….

James Nash

.NET Developer Opportunities
Troy. Contract-to-hire. Development and Support of web-based products and services. Strong in C# (or VB.NET), ASP.NET, SQL Server. Interested developers, please send resumes to jnash@epitecgroup.com.

Jeff Schuster

Enterprise Architect in Detroit, full-time, direct
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…

Cindy Rodgers

Metro Detroit Software Company is Hiring!!

Heather Sandrick

Looking for a Web Developer in Farmington Hills, MI.  If this is for you, or for someone you…


Ann Arbor CAE Support.
Below is the job description for the CAE Support position we spoke about. If you could pass this on that would be awesome. Have a great day! Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan Job Title: Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)…

Jim DeMaar

Urgent Need for .Net Developers with WWF, SQL experience in Detroit. Please contact jdemaar@galaxesolutions.com

Shiva Polavarapu

Looking for Java Developer, Ann Arbor, MI

Micah Lamb

Full Time Software Architect (C-Level Interface)
Must have expert development/architecture instincts and hands on background, solid computer science fundamentals, great communication skills, and the ability to lead the masses to the promised land. mlamb@xby2.com

Monica VanScyoc monica.vanscyoc@experis.com

OPEN RATE – looking for a JDE programmer for client in Southfield, MI 2 months work.Call me if you are interested 248.226.1366.
GOAL: financial system conversion project that will convert one of our US-based business units from Sage MAS200 to Oracle JDEdwards EnterpriseOne Release 8.12. We have a short-term need for up to 3 developers with JDE…

Diane Mabry dmabry@fastswitch.com

SAS Data Specialist  12+ month contract Dearborn MI
SAS Data Specialist  12+ month contract Dearborn MI Responsible for creation of daily analytical files. Single point of contact for Risk data questions (mainframe, Teradata, SAS). Manage all data issues, status,…

Application Technology Management Practitioner – Infrastructure – Dearborn MI 6+month contract
Position Description: This position handles the fulfillment of data center and distributed server infrastructure and services.Specific responsibilities include managing open space projects for incremental hardware, storage…

Product Creation Application Engineering Consultant/Expert – Dearborn MI 12+ month contract
Facilitate process improvement programs. Research and evaluate existing and new methodologies in the area of PLM, C3PNG, PD&Mfg Integartion, Design and Release tools and methods deployment to better integrate D&R to C3PNG…

Product Creation Application Engineering Senior – Dearborn MI 12+ month contract
This role consists of IT CAE Portfolio Management and support. The position consists of customer relation ship management, portfolio planning and metrics management, vendor management, technology benchmarking & futuring. The…

Application Technology Architecture Senior – Dearborn MI 12+ month contract
Vendor Integration Architect to work with multiple corporate vended applications in the corporate treasury work space. Duties include Test environment management, development of SQL, Perl, Unix Shell scripts and WebFocus…

Process and Methodology Senior – Dearborn MI 12+ month contract
The USDM team is responsible for working with Project Managers, Business Analysts, and Developers to coach and consult with them on the appropriate use of USDM/agile practices. Responsibilities will include enhancing…

Network Engineering Senior – Avaya Call Center w/ Unix in Dearborn MI – 12+ month contract
This position will be responsible for supporting the Avaya Predictive Dialer system. In addition, this position will be responsible for supporting other Unix based telephony systems. These systems include Best Time To Call…

Designer Consultant/Expert in Dearborn 7 month contract
Develop user interface wireframe specifications, perform software usability evaluations, and create written recommendations. Support/perform usability tests. Skills Required: 6+ years overall IT experience that…

Kavitha Bhandari

Sr. / Principal Product Engineer (VAVE)
TRW Automotive is among the world’s largest automotive suppliers and is one of the top financial performers in the industry, with 2010 sales of $14.4 billion. The company is headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, USA, and…

Matt Migliaccio

Solutions Architect Position available in Metro Detroit!
Please contact me for more details, send your resume to mattm@arrowstrategies.com

Steve George

Software Engineer – Auburn Hills area
Multiple Software Engineer opportunities – Auburn Hills area Sr. Software Engineer specifies, designs and develops complex control algorithms for hybrid and electric vehicles using Matlab / Simulink models. Additionally,…

Nicci Der-Stepanian

Carhartt is hiring an Integration Architect (SAP XI PI) http://bit.ly/en1wj9

iSeries Systems Administrator at Carhartt in Dearborn http://bit.ly/en1wj9
Job description includes: Provide and assist Carhartt IS/IT employees with I-Series projects to enhance business processes by utilizing strong analytical and problem solving skills. Manage and maintain PTF’s on iSeries…

Great entry level opening at Carhartt in Dearborn, MI!!
perm. Details Include: Add and maintain master product information in company proprietary software. Oversee the integration of company proprietary software information into other corporate systems. Proactively strive…

Drew Satterley

SharePoint Developer in the Detroit area. If interested please send resumes to dsatterley@epitecgroup.com or call (248) 262-5271

Deena Wiltsie

SOA Architect with hands on exp in Java/J2EE based SOA development on JBoss platform. Long term, 3 years. Call me: 248.324.1937

Whew.  Quite a bit out there.  Remember, you go into the LinkedIn group, then Jobs, then Career Discussions to get to the ones folks are posting directly in our group.

And if you remember nothing else from this rambling, stream of consciousness update of mine, remember to get yourself to the Red Ox Tavern in Utica tomorrow.  Again, details are out:

On our site: http://www.ITinTheD.com/event/juneredox/

On LinkedIn: http://events.linkedin.com/ITintheD-org-June-Happy-Hour/pub/675164

See you there!

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