Coming Tomorrow Night? Plus Jobs, Updates and More for 2/15/2012

There’s an awful lot going on these days.

We have our event tomorrow (that’s Thursday, for those of you keeping score at home) night up at Rochester Mills in Rochester Hills.  A few blog entries went live.  Bob utterly failed on Star Wars night at the Pistons game last Friday.  I got asked to be a moderator for a panel discussion on using social media to find a job…

…yes, I’ll just let that one marinate for a moment.

Me.  Moderator.  Panel discussion.

Trust me, Bob and Jeff are both already planning on multiple video cameras being present…and Jeff’s frantically scouring the internet for a high enough voltage shock collar that they can slip on me after a few pre-event drinks that night…

…but I’ll get more into that event, oh, probably Friday in our LinkedIn group and in next week’s updates here on the site.  I don’t want to distract too much from our event tomorrow night just yet.

Speaking of which, let’s go ahead and get those details out there, shall we?

Rochester Mills.  Rochester Hills.  5:01pm start time.  Walk in, head towards the bar…walk past the bar (I know, that’ll be hard…you can stop and grab something on your way past it if you really need to), and there we’ll be.  Nice big and open area, tables, some comfy chairs, all part of the “experimenting with someplace new” process.  Really looking forward to it.  Rumor has it that we might even have a few pool tables set aside for us.

Details can be found on our site at or on LinkedIn at

As always – no cover charges.  No sales pitches.  No agendas.  No…well, no anything, really, other than meeting, drinks and chatting with some of the coolest folks in the IT industry here in metro Detroit that don’t suck – our members.

Okay, well, most of them don’t suck.  We just found one that had never seen a single Star Wars film.  He’s been locked in a janitor’s closet with a DVD player, all six films, and a bucket in the corner until he can recite at least three “key” lines from each movie.

And speaking of things that don’t suck, late last week we put out a two-parter on How Not To Suck At Interviewing For A Job.  Part 1 covers the preparation and “getting ready” process taking you up through the night before your interview and can be found here:

Part 2 then dives into what you should be doing on the day of your interview, at the interview, and after the interview, and that can be found here:

Now, before you have to go worrying about preparing for an interview, you have to find a job you’re interested in, right?


So before we continue on with this week’s updates, let’s go ahead take a look at some of the jobs that are sitting in our LinkedIn group right now.  After that, then we’ll go ahead and continue with some more updates for other groups, other events, and other miscellaneous things we thought you might want to know about.

Hilary Weaver

Yottabyte will be at the event on the 16th, and we’re hiring!
We’re looking for a qa and a developer for our small team. We like to keep qa and dev at a 1:1 ratio. I’ll be at the event with our HR rep to discuss the roles. If you want the job description ahead of time, email me at…

Davina Beh

BA with EDI
we are currently looking for a BA with EDI, that would like to make extra money. Please email me at

Amy Bartkiewicz

Are you a good fit for this job? Interface Team Lead in Dearborn, MI The primary role of the Interface Team Lead is the supervision of IT Interface Consultants with respect to quality assurance, training and productivity….

I have a great job opportunity available – awesome culture – spread the word!
Job: PC Deployment Team Lead in Dearborn, MI Looking for a PC Deployment Team Lead at Oakwood. Must have proven experience as a leader, Large scale PC Deployment/ Refresh experience, Project management/ Asset management…

Looking for a new job? – great people – know anyone who might be a good fit?
Job: AV Support Tech in Detroit, MI The AV Support Technician will provide audio visual, multimedia service, and technical support for the Healthcare System. They will perform installation, troubleshooting, repair, and…

I’m hiring for this position – great people – check out this opening
Are you a good fit for this job? Clinical Device Surveyer in Dearborn, MI The primary role of the Clinical Device Surveyor is to perform scripted quality control tests on PC’s, record all results and errors, and keep a…

Adam Kaplan

Great DBA / DW Job in Oakland County for People w Disabilities
Position Summary: Company is looking for a bright, experienced SQL Server DBA to oversee multiple SQL Server databases used by custom applications and packages. Responsible for maintaining all aspects of the database…

Melissa Lecznar PHR

.Net Developer needed Client is currently interviewing now! Location: Detroit e-mail me:

Testing Analyst (Farmington Hills, Michigan) Contract to hire e-mail resume:
Testing Analyst Responsible to coordinate software system testing and production implementation verification with TIS staff and customer testers. Analyze requirements, develop and execute test cases for facilitation of…

Kim West

Developer with XML/HTML experience needed for an immediate assignment. Located in Southfield, MI. Please send resume to…Assist with fraud/analytics project Development of XML reports. Extracting XML from proprietary systems (CIMS and Vision). Exporting from different systems and displaying results. Data mining. Must be a team player…

Laura Rosen, PHR

IPS, located in Bingham Farms, MI is looking for a Business Intelligence Professional
Great work, great people, great culture. Contact me if you want to hear more.

Karl Bostelman

127 IT Openings in Detroit – Banking Industry Hi All, This is Maggie Cashman email address “” but as it states in the email it is her colleague that has these opening. I would call Cassara Management Group, Inc. at 585.797.7812 or look at…

Rita Smieska

I have a great opportunity for an Engineering Recruiter for a (6 to 9 month contract position) in Auburn Hills. Please email me for…

Jim Carlson

CIO/Senior Consultant needed 3 – 5 month contract. Western suburbs of Detroit. Background needed: Leadership experience, finance,…View numerous projects initiatives to determine cost / benefit and assist in prioritization. Write or

Mike Ward

Linux / Web Administrator Position in Troy Primary Position Absolute Requirements *UNIX Expert. Linux required, SuSE Linux preferred, Solaris experience a plus. *Strong scripting skills. Shell required, Perl preferred. *Enterprise level Virtualization experience,…

Oracle Developer Position in Sterling Heights Hourly Rate: Based on Experience Looking for an experienced Oracle Applications Developer with solid experience in Oracle’s E-Business Suite and PL/SQL development. The right person will help drive the design, development,…

Geetika Kumar

Seeking Business Analyst with Oracle E- Business Suite. Email:

Julie McCoy

Looking for a new angle to applying Information Technology? RCO Engineering is looking for creative and inventive Software and…Full Vehicle Electrical Engineering support is needed for our long term programs in the Metro Detroit, Michigan area. Our current need includes product development experience preferred in any of the following areas…

Diane Mabry

Instructional Designer Practitioner contract Opportunity in Southfield MI
Perform front-end analysis for training related to proper storage of sensitive Corporate information (SharePoint, Outlook, etc). Propose solutions that are aligned with the IT Learning objectives, Competencies, and Job…

Knowledge Management Specialist Practitioner contract opportunity in Southfield MI
Communications Specialist / Designer in the Office of Communication for global IT Operations Key Responsibilities include: – Assist in the continuous development and maintenance of the department’s communication and…

Infrastructure Architecture Senior contract opportunity in Dearborn MI
Position Description: Looking for a strong infrastructure person that is interested in learning Forefront Identity Manager. Will lead projects and initiatives with broad scope and high impact to the business. Should have…

IT Strategic Portfolio Management Practitioner – contract opportunity in Southfield MI
Position Description: Support OGC in data privacy work related to special projects . Participating in cross-functional teams formed to ensure that business objectives and requirements are met with a given transaction. ….

Specialty Development Senior contract opportunity in Dearborn MI
Position Description: FIS (Factory Information System) Application Development/Support: This position will assist with supporting the existing application by analyzing business requirements for application enhancements and…

UI Designer – contract opportunity in Southfield MI
Job Description: Looking for an energetic, creative and technically savvy web designer to work within our new Interactive Design Services team. The web designer will work within a collaborative cross-functional project team…

Junior Java Developer – Farmington Hills MI contract Opportunity
Entry level programming positionDuties and Responsibilities Analyze, develop, and support new and existing vendor invoice translators using C#, XML, and MSACCESS Analyze, develop, and support new and existing reports using…

PL/SQL Developer contract opportunity in Sterling Heights MI
Seeking PL/SQL Developer Maintaining Legacy System Applications using Oracle Reports and Oracle Application Express also known as APEX in Sterling Heights MI. If this looks like a good fit, please email me a good time to…

Pega PRPC system Architect contract opportunity in Southfield MI
We have an exciting opportunity for a Pega PRPC system Architect to join our clients upwardly mobile and highly visible team. In this exciting role, you will be working with business leaders and technology teams to deliver…

Julie Glissman

Software Developer needed! CONTROLTEC, LLC (Allen Park, MI). Send resume to

Holly Groszko

Multiple Mechanical Design Positions available in the Metro Detroit area – UG, CATIA, SolidWorks, AutoCAD exp – BSME – send resumes /…

CONTROLS ENGINEERS with English AND German language!! BSEE, ME-10, PLC S7 – Farmington Hills, MI – please send resumes / referrals to…

Ryan Kargleder

Open Business Analyst Position in Detroit, MI!!Please send all resumes to Ryan at Thank you. Long-Term Contract This position closes to resume submittals Friday 2/10. Job Description The Sr. Business Analyst need to be very analytical and technical…

Greg Losacco

Java Developers (2) needed. Location: Detroit Surrounding Area Duration: 3-6 contract w/ strong intention of extension Send resume to…The Java Developers will be responsible for the coding and care of the web platform’s backend services, architecture and external integrations. Tech Leads must display strong communication skills and a proactive…

Matt Glynn

Great Opportunity for Senior QA’s. Please feel free to pass along!
Job: Senior QA Analyst in Bingham Farms, MI Title: Senior QA Tester Location: Bingham Farms, MI Term: Long-Term Contract (with possibility of going direct) Start Date:

Phew.  I think that’s enough for now.  As I’m sure you’re aware (and if not, you should be), it’s almost inevitable that more will get posted through the time leading up to our event tomorrow night.  And since the questions came up twice this past week:

No, it doesn’t cost you anything to post jobs in our group

Yes, we try and keep up with what’s been posted since our last update and make sure they get included in the upcoming updates.

No, it still doesn’t cost you anything.

Yes, we can show you how to get your jobs posted.  Go here: and read.

Now, if you’re looking for something to do today while you’re waiting for our event tomorrow night, you might want to check out:

– During the day today, you can check out the MIVirtualCareerFair, sort of a virtual job fair of sorts, from what I understand.  In fact, if someone has the time to check it out and let us know how it is, if it’s useful, etc., that would be most appreciated.

– Tonight, the MIGANG event takes place with a focus on Powershell.  Good group of folks, .NET focused, and some of them even like beer.

Still reading?  That other event that I’ll start talking about on Friday…the one where I’m almost assuredly going to say or do something stupid…that’s during the evening on March 1st.  Keep on eye here on the site and in the LinkedIn group, because there are other events and things taking place this weekend and in the near future that I’m saving for now so that I have more than the usual “Hey…that event last night was pretty cool, huh?” to say on Friday.

That’s the news, and I…am…outta here!

See you tomorrow night – – at Rochester Mills in Rochester Hills.  Or not.  If, you know, you’re That Guy.


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