News, Jobs and Updates for June 29, 2011

Everyone ready for a nice long weekend?  I know I am.  Even though it’s going to be a long weekend of working in the yard (because I’m finally getting a yard put in at the new house!), it’s still going to be some nice downtime.  Hope that everyone out there gets a chance to kick back, relax, do some grilling, drink a few drinks and generally enjoy themselves.  Raise a glass, salute the flag, and try not to blow yourself up with those fireworks your buddy’s bringing back from that run into a neighboring state he’s making on Saturday.  Remember that people have died over the past several hundred years to give you the opportunity to blow yourself up while drunk standing around a bonfire this weekend.

But enough with the “heavy” stuff…let’s go ahead and dive into our upcoming events, some news, and hey, let’s go ahead and try to help someone out again since we got some great feedback about the last time around…

July’s event will take place on Thursday the 21st, and will be back at the familiar stomping grounds of the back room at the BlackFinn in Royal Oak. As always, you can find the particulars out on our Events page at or on LinkedIn at

August 18th is the date for our first event out at Penny Black in Rochester. As with July’s event, you can find the details on our Events page or out on LinkedIn at

We’re wrapping up the details for our next Pink Slip Party as well…because, well, I’m getting nagged about when it’s going to happen at least every other day by various people.

We’ve got Don’t Be That Guy – Mister Magoo out there about the importance of relationships, as well as Networking Basics – Some Q&A With An Old Friend that, well, answers some high level questions about networking that an old friend from high school had for me out at  There’s some good information in there from “the basics” perspective that you should check out.

Got some good feedback on last week’s updates about “featuring” someone from the group, and so we’ll go ahead and continue that this time around.  Last week we put Ray Braun out there as a job seeker…this time let’s take a look at someone on the other side of the fence.

Steve Gaura from Arrow Strategies has been coming to our events basically since we brought back.  He and Arrow have hired people from our events, they’ve really been a part of helping us grow the group and keep things positive and running in the right direction, and we’ve had some great conversations that have helped tweak things along the way.  They were there for our very first Pink Slip Party, and they’ve been there for all of them since then, too.  They are always looking to hire people of all sorts – Project Managers, developers of all flavors, database folks…you name it, they’re looking for it.  So if I were you, and you’re looking for new opportunities…you should reach out and make contact with Arrow.  You can drop them a line at, or give them a call at 248.502.2500.  Or show up at our events and talk with Steve, Melisa, Matt, or any of the rest of the gang that shows up to chat with people.

(…and if that reads too much like an ad…feel free to tell me so.  it’s not meant to be…just like last time with Ray, neither Steve nor anyone else from Arrow know I’m putting this out here…it’s not like they gave me copy to run or anything…just still playing around with the idea…)

Speaking of jobs, here’s a sample of what’s out there currently in our LinkedIn group…

Mina Stanton

Business Analyst with SDP experience needed in the Metro-Detroit Area!
We are looking for a strong Business Analyst with experience in tracking defects, traceability matrix, use cases and documents requirements and of course SDP. It’s a 6 month contract that will be extended to a full 12months…

Data Analyst Needed in Southfield, MI. Contract to hire position.
We are looking for a data analyst who has experience analyzing and manipulating data in SQL. We are also looking for some Windows Server experience as well. If you would like more details please let me know at…


Break/Fix Technician, Immediate Need
I have an immediate need to hire an A+, HP Certified (PLUS), break fix technician to work on everything from printers to desktops to notebooks to servers. You will spend the first half of each day in Walled Lake, MI….

Monica VanScyoc

$50-70/hr Test Architect – Southfield, MI for heath care client. Will interview and start ASAP. needs to have experience with 10-15…

$46/hr. strong C#, .NET developer with Visual Studio exp. Please call me for more details 248.226.1366 and send me your resume. location:Redford, Mi. Manager will interview ASAP and make a decesion QUICKLY. 4 month contract, very likely long term contract!!!

NAME YOUR RATE!!! One of our top clients has an immediate need for the following: location:Pontiac, MI. Looking for 1 person for a 4-6…This position is to assist the IT department with an overload of work. Some new processes are being set up for the department. So they are looking for that IT savvy person who wants to help their division grow with new…

Shiva Polavarapu

Looking for Data Analyst, Ann Arbor, MI

Looking for Terradata developer for Lansing, MI 12 months. Resumes to

Melissa Lecznar PHR

Security positions available– Information Security Incident Response Coordinator Contract to hire e-mail me:…
Qualifications: Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Systems Engineering or related major Advanced writing, communication and presentation skills Knowledgeable of various…

Verint’s position location: Detroit Please e-mail me your resume:
Required Skills: Candidate must possess a strong understanding of Verint’s suite of contact center solutions. Experience with Workforce Management (WFM) and Call Recording technologies is required. This knowledge will be…

Davina Beh

Looking for a Project Manager Must have a Web Developer background, .net experience is a plus and so is Android but not necessary. Please email me if interested this is a perm position.

Looking for a delivery Manager must have 4 years of ecommerce experience. Netsuite Experience is a plus. but not necessary. Email me at

Looking for a Web Developer must have at least 5 years of experience. this is a perm position. please contact me at

Mark Brown

Looking for Oracle EBS Developers for long-term assignment in Troy, MI. If interested please contact Mark Brown @ (248)931-0468 or…Location: Troy, MI Duration: 12+ months with potential for direct hire Compensation: TBD based on skill and yrs of exp Job Description: details provided upon request

Laura Rosen, PHR

Application Developer with growing company Our company is hiring. Located in Bingham Farms, this is a FT, direct opportunity. Experienced dot-net application developer with software deployment experience Someone who can take the analytical code to provide…

Mike Ward

Project Manager Position In West Bloomfield, MI

James Nash

.NET Developers; multiple contract-to-hire opportunities; Metro Detroit
Development and support of web-based products and services. C#, ASP.NET, SQL Server. Healthcare Industry. If interested, send resume to The Epitec Group is a major employer of IT professionals in the…

Lindsay Czerniak, MBA

Oracle Database Administrator Manager at Compuware – Detroit, MI. Full-time, salaried with benefits.
Position Description & Responsibilities: Assist with creating Oracle server environment complete with administrative policies, procedures and documentation Incident and problem resolution Assist with governing tasks such as…

Heather Sandrick

Project Manager, Java Guru (with Presentation Layer Experience), Web Developer, and Database Analyst. ALL LONG TERM…

Gerard Virga

Sales Representative PowerStream, an award winning Content Delivery Network seeks to expand our team. Full time, flexible…

Rachel Moss

Looking for Web Content People I have open roles for Web Content Editors and Managers and Senior Designers. Feel free to forward to qualified people you know! Contact me for details:

Matt Karrandja

IT Systems Engineer – Direct Hire in Troy
Systems Engineer Description: The Systems Engineer will work closely with the Infrastructure Architect and network staff to support, manage, and administer a WAN/LAN and web hosting environment. This position will…

James Nash

Build / Release Engineer in Detroit
Seeking a Build / Release Engineer with strong background in Control Management, SQL Server development, and SSIS packaging and troubleshooting. Email jnash@epitecgroup if interested.

Matt Migliaccio

Security Positions available in Metro Detroit! Please contact me for more information.

Rachelle Boudry

Immediate Opportunity: Java Developer in Warren
Immediate opening for a contract Java Developer for a 6 month assignment to start immediately.  Languages/Technologies: Java, JDBC, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, Web Services  IDE/Server: Eclipse, Apache, Tomcat, IIS …

Diane Mabry

Specialty Development Senior – SAS Data Specialist Dearborn MI 12+ months
SAS Data Specialist –  Responsible for creation of daily analytical files.  Single point of contact for Risk data questions (mainframe, Teradata, SAS).  Manage all data issues, status, resolution and coordination. …

Java Web Application Developer – Entry Level Farmington Hills MI 6+ months plus
Full-time, entry level programming position with working knowledge of web application development, Java, JBOSS, MySQL, and Linux to help build or convert existing applications. Recent College Graduates are encouraged to…

IT Strategy Analyst – Farmington Hills MI 6+ months plus
Recent MBA Graduates are encouraged to apply – Must be highly energetic and have a passion for learning. If you have the following skills or have the aptitude and desire to grow into this role please apply. This position…

Product Creation Application Engineering Practitioner Dearborn MI 10+ months
This Application Engineering position will mainly consist of supporting end users with on-job training support using I-DEAS, Metaphase, CATIA, and TCe. AE will also coordinating and obtaining user proficiency metrics. Job…

Director of Data Warehouse – Southfield MI
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…

Network Engineering Senior – Avaya Call Center w/ Unix – Dearborn MI 12+ months
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 – Dearborn MI 7 months
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 includes:…

ETL / Data Warehouse Analyst/Developer – Troy MI Contract
ETL / Data Warehouse Analyst/Developer The primary function of the Data Warehouse Analyst/Developer is to participate in the planning, designing, coding, testing, debugging, configuring and documenting of custom ETL…

Security & Control Engineering Consultant – Senior – Dearborn MI 6+ month contract
Provide 2nd level support for ForeFront Identity Manager (FIM), CNS Website, P-Synch, Secure Email, Securid, SecurityMAP, SSL ,VDS, WSL, WSLx . Ensure proper SLA from vendors for the management of service contracts. ….

Systems Engineering Senior – SMS/SCCM – Dearborn MI 6+ month contract
Position Description: Provide Problem Management/Triage of all production issues with SMS/SCCM within the enterprise . Plan, design, build, and implement the Microsoft . MoM / SCOM product suite within the support…

That’s all for this time…see you at our events in July and August!
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