News, That Guy, Jobs, Updates, Events and More for August 3, 2011

Well, it looks like we’re going to be adding a new city into the mix – is likely heading out to Flint for an event in November.  We’ve been approached with a pretty cool opportunity to partner up with a key organization out that way that’s heavily involved in Information Technology, and…well, let’s just leave it at that for now so we don’t jinx anything.  Keep an eye out in coming weeks, and we’ll release details as they get firmed up and finalized.  At the moment, we’re not even sure if it’s going to be a casual networking event or a Pink Slip Party, but either way it’s going to be interesting and fun to break into a new city…so keep checking back for details.

In other news, we’re two weeks away from our next event, we’ve got another Don’t Be That Guy live, and of course we’ve got the usual jobs and conversations taking place in our LinkedIn group.

So, let’s get started…

On Thursday, August 18th, we’ll have one of our casual networking events at Penny Black in Rochester. Details can be found here on our site at or on LinkedIn out at

Sales folks around the internet will be nodding and shaking their heads over Don’t Be That Guy – Doesn’t Know How To Say “No” Guy out at

We’re soliciting some feedback about companies that move downtown, and the impact it has on employees.  There’s a poll out at, and a great conversation taking place in our LinkedIn group at  We’d really like to hear from you, since so far it seems like…well, you know what?  I don’t want to skew any results.  Hit those links and chime in yourself.

Also in the LinkedIn group, we’ve got conversations going on about Google+, salary negotations, LinkedIn snagging your profile picture and activity for use in advertising (might want to opt out of that…I did), how Community Colleges are trying to help fill the skills gap in today’s marketplace…and more.  So hop on in.

Jobs…oh, we’ve got jobs.  If you’re a .net developer, java programmer, DBA, PHP coder…you name it, we’ve got someone floating around in our group that’s looking to hire you.  Here’s a sampling of what’s posted currently:

Mina Stanton

2 Java Developers needed for a 6 month contract to hire opportunity! Java Developers looking to get into a lead role or who has lead experience. Working on new application development in a fast paced environment. If you would like to hear more about these opportunities please let me know,…

Micah Lamb

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.

Shiva Polavarapu

Looking for Sr Oracle Dba /Architect Detroit, MI, 12 months. STRONG PHP,MYSQL DEVELOPER in web envinorment. Skills needed are PHP, JScript, and C# or Java, Ann Arbor, MI. Resumes to…

Melissa Lecznar PHR

PHP and scheme programmer Birmingham, Michigan MUST HAVE SCHEME! PHP and Scheme experience is NEED TO HAVE Education and Experience: 1) Two or Four year degree in Computer Science or related field 2) 0-2 years of programming experience Systems: 1) Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista, or 7) 2)…

David Phillips

Sr. UNIX Systems Administrator  Had a friend reach out for help with this one… I need some candidates for a position I have to fill in Auburn HIlls. Here is the link to the job req…

Jenny Shumard Mintz

Several projects and agile transformations with Pillar Technology  If you know anyone available… Please share our openings with your network
Pair Programming, Story Cards, Continuous Integration, Short Iterations, Test-Driven Development, Sprints, Planning Poker, Retrospectives, Stand-ups, Demos to Business side and a strong presence within the Agile Community.


Looking to place candidates in the MI or IN area for WebSphere, Java, .Net or SAP related positions with direct companies. If your…

Davina Beh

Looking for a SQL DBA. Architect please email me at this is a Perm position.

Mike Ward

Technical Support Analyst Position In Troy, MI

C# Developer Position In Troy, MI
This individual will have the ability to manage multiple projects with varying deadlines, have excellent decision making skills and good communication skills. This person will need to be a team player and act as a mentor…

Matt Glynn

Direct Hire – IT Delivery Lead – Troy, MI
Looking for a well-rounded technical project lead. Must have experience with both back-end programming and consumer facing websites. If interested, please email me at

Matthew Holtz

Voice Engineer (110803-3) Location: Auburn Hills, MI
Duration: 12/31/11 Qualifications: * Demonstrated skills with system design, trunking and station requirements, traffic study analysis, IP Telephony * Demonstrated understanding of Voice technologies with an ability to…

Citrix Engineer (110803-4) Location: Auburn Hills, MI
Duration: 11/15/11 Duties: * Provide Support for Windows Systems including OS, Hardware, Patching Levels and Design recommendations. * Provide technical leadership in Citrix, XenServer, Xen applications Services. * Analyze…

Data Architect (110803-2) Location: Auburn Hills, MI
Duration: 3/31/12 (2 positions) This person must be self-motivated and results-oriented with strong Cognos technology expertise, having specific skills in Cognos BI Development tools ( Report Studio, Metric Studio etc) as…

Platform Administrator(110803-1) Location: Auburn Hills, MI
Duration: 3/1/12 Job Duties * Responsible for reviewing Access ID’s in the server environment in order to identify ID’s that should be changed or deleted and then execute those changes.  * Detail oriented * Communicate…

Technology Specialist Senior(110802-2) Location: Southfield, MI
Desired Start Date: 8/15/2011 Resume window closes 8/8/2011 @ 1:00 PM. Requirements: We are looking for a new J2EE Technical Designer/Architect candidate for the CCS Design Team for the upcoming projects. Candidate should…

Technology Consultant (110801-1) Location: Detroit, Mi
Business Area: BI Data Solutions Desired Start Date: 8/15/11 Resume window closes 8/04/2011 @ 1:00 PM. Job Description: Minimum Experience: 8 years This is not just a developer, but must be very analytical. The project is…

Web Developer (080211-1) Location: Detroit, MI
Desired Start Date: 08/08/2011 Estimated End Date: One Year assignment Resume window closes 8/04/2011 @ 1:00 PM. Job Description: This is a web developer position (strong on the back end) with experience in javascript,…

J2EE Developer (110729-1) Location: Auburn Hills, MI
Length: Long Term Contract Required Java, J2EE, XML, LDAP and / or experience implementing web identify and access management software 4 years experience developing complex portlets using JSR 168 standard 4 years…

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