Updates and Jobs for September 9, 2010

Is anyone else freaking out that it’s already September?  I mean, seriously, the three of us are already starting to talk about plans for ITintheD.com for 2011.  It seems like just a few weeks ago when we were kicking off 2010 with the January Pink Slip Party at the Post Bar in Novi…but no, here we are at the end of another year and it’s time to start thinking about next year if we don’t want to get caught short.

As the saying goes, “change is inevitable”…and so it’s inevitable that ITintheD.com will continue to change and evolve as time passes as well.  We’ve seen it happen as the events at the BlackFinn changed from 20 to 30 people looking to improve their personal networks to over 100 people, with more than half looking for jobs.  Then came the first Pink Slip Party in May of 2009, and everything changed.  ITintheD.com became a group not just there for networking, but also a resource for people looking to hire and be hired in the metro Detroit area.

But then, of course, there’s the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” crowd…and relax, we’ve got you covered, too.

While I’m thinking about it, a good time to give us feedback about this sort of stuff would be at our casual networking event in the back room of the BlackFinn next Thursday (the 16th).  As with all of our events, it’s completely free to attend, starts at 5:00pm, and is a great way to get to know people in and around the IT industry here in metro Detroit.  Details can be found:

On our site: http://www.ITinTheD.com/event/september-happy-hour/

On LinkedIn: http://events.linkedin.com/September-ITintheD-org-Social-Happy/pub/373548

…and whether you’re looking to provide feedback or just show up to network, we hope to see you there.

Now…about those “changes”.  It’s nothing major, and nothing bad.  We’re not going to start subjecting you to MLM sales pitches or forcing you to listen to guest speakers.  Give us a little credit.

No, all we’re really looking at doing is stepping up the frequency of our Pink Slip Party events, and moving them around a bit.  We realize that Novi isn’t convenient for everyone (including us, sometimes…), and rotating locations seems like the right thing to do.  We’ve been watching the discussions and responses to our poll (which is still live out at http://www.ITinTheD.com/828/tell-ITintheD-org-where-to-go/ if you want to be heard) come in as well as listening to the folks that show up at our events and give us feedback directly.  We’ve always said that ITintheD.com was an organic group that would evolve as the folks that were involved wanted it to, and it’s pretty clear that the common consensus is that we should get out of our comfort zones a bit and branch into different areas.  So, we’re looking into venues in Sterling Heights, Ann Arbor, downtown Detroit and a few other cities in order to help 2011 bring some new faces and new opportunities into the mix.  We agree that this will wind up being a good thing for job seekers, recruiters, and even those just looking to build their networks by diversifying the pool of attendees showing up at our events, and we hope you feel the same.

In order to save our own sanity, Pink Slip Party events won’t be happening on a monthly basis, and we’ll still rely on smaller, casual events in Royal Oak to help us maintain some breathing room.  We may even try to pull something together before the end of the year in one of those other locations…it all depends on how everything shapes up in the coming weeks.

All of that being said…another constant is jobs.  Jobs are getting posted all of the time in our LinkedIn group, and here’s the latest sampling:

Deb Fonseca
Project Manager for North American Bancard
Location: Troy, MI Salary Range: Competitive Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, 401k, life, s/ltd, personal paid days, vacation Employment Type: Full Time Employer: North American Bancard Description: Department: Operations Reports to:…

Monica VanScyoc monica.vanscyoc@na.manpower.com
SAP Business and technical SME must have SD/LO or FI/CO. If interested, please email me your qualified resume and call me at…
Job Description: This position will work with both the business and technical subject matter experts in developing the SAP solution that will be rolled out throughout Americas. Responsibilities include translating business requirements, rules and processes into SAP solutions….
Job Description: Installs, configures, and maintains application equipment and support application environment. Determine user needs and incorporate them into the design and overall plan for application support. Organizes and coordinates the activities associated with…
$37.00/Sr..NET -contract to hire- opportunity with direct client in Livonia,MI. Please send me a qualified resume and call me for more…We are currently looking for a Senior Software Engineer, who has strong programming experience, preferable in a heavy transactional multi-tiered environment. In this position you will: -For medium to large project efforts, analyze data, identify informational or process…
Java/J2EE – Intermediate with MAINFRAME Programming knowledge. less than 5 years of experience needed. Please send qualified resume to…
Designs, develops, and implement web-based Java applications to support business requirements. An understanding of business applications of the project. Follows approved life cycle methodologies, creates design documents, and performs program coding and testing. Resolves…

Steve George | Technical Recruiter
Software Application Engineer and Senior Software Engineer – Auburn Hills
Alliance Technical Solutions is a nationally focused professional search and staffing firm. Looking for 2 good Software Engineers for hybrid electric vehicle contract positions in Auburn Hills. Software Application Engineer and Senior Software Engineer Contract position…

Melissa Lecznar
Mainframe position e-mail me your resume: Melissa.lecznar@global-itech.com
8 years experience as a Mainframe Developer : File Aid : Endeavor : The developer should have strong analytical skills, and be a self starter PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: : COBOL, JCL, VSAM, IMS – DC (online Skills) : Working knowledge of MQ
Healthcare Technical Consultant e-mail me your resume to: melissa.lecznar@global-itech.com
My Client is looking for someone that has extensive experience with health care. The candidate should have experience with data models and how to use SQL to access data from a database that will be used to create presentations and documentations.
Information Security Compliance and Governance e-mail me your resume to: melissa.lecznar@global-itech.com
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : Monitors regulatory environment for impact on security programs and initiatives : Develops policies, procedures and standards to ensure and enhance security : Educates customers on security policy and practices :…
Peoplesoft Funtional Consultant e-mail me your resume:melissa.lecznar@global-itech.com
Required Peoplesoft HCM version 8.9 (5 years) experience with eManager profile (Manager self service) module. Ability to document business readiness changes, create business user desk level procedures, create documentation (both business level and manager level) for training…

Jeff Schuster
Enterprise Architect for our Detroit business unit
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…
Production / Technical Support Analyst, full time in our Livonia office Apply at http://tinyurl.com/2bnz37e or send resume to jeff.schuster@perficient.com

Tony Le
Senior/Lead Java Developer in Southfield, MI (Perm/Full-time)
contact: tle@apexsystemsinc.com Java Developer Southfield, MI Full-time (Permanent Position) A seasoned application developer is needed to fill the position. These projects require a high level of technical and insurance knowledge with strong communication skills….

Deena Wiltsie
Data Mining Software Engineer Send resumes to: dwiltsie@jdmconsulting.com and call 248-324-1937 x105
Essential Job Functions: 1.Develop OBD and Fault Code reports for warranty and legislative compliance analysis. 2.Maintain and further develop an existing application which processes XML files received from service via an Oracle database and loads them to an SQL Server…

Matthew Holtz
$105K – SQL Server Developer – Hiring Now!!!
Location: Ann Arbor Salary: $80-$105K Compensation Package: * Stock options * Paid vacation and personal time * Full medical insurance coverage * 401(k) with company contribution * Extensive training and opportunities for career growth * Fast-moving, start-up work…

Heather Gilbeau
Application and Enterprise Architecture: Design and configure IT environments across all layers of hardware and software components to…
Business Solutions: Define, design, develop and install custom and packaged business application software working with vendors and…
Computing Operations: System administration and support for midrange server/storage systems.
Data Management: Design and build transactional and reporting data structures, including relational databases, data warehouses and other…
End User Services: Provide end-user support for PCs, laptops, PDAs and our “core load” of common software run on these devices.
Information Security: Protect GE’s information assets from internal and external threats.
Networking Services: Configure, install and secure all hardware and software that enables information sharing (LAN, WAN, firewall,…
Additional Technical Opportunities: Below are just a few of the other opportunities available at the Center.
All jobs are located at GE’s new Tech Center in Van Buren, MI. Please copy and paste the links or visit www.ge.com/careers to see all opportunities at the AMSTC. •IT Platform Architect – Hyperion Data Relationship Manager (1106426) http://bit.ly/cC7bqK •IT Platform…

James Anderson
.NET Programmer Analyst
Direct hire – This is NOT a contingent, contract to hire position. We need a senior-level C# programmer for our new Web platform. SharePoint a plus. Candidates please contact me directly. Details here……

Kelleen Young
Front End Developer Positions in the Detroit, MI area. Please contact Kelleen Young at kyoung@epitecgroup.com if you know anyone interested!
Hello, My name is Kelleen Young and I represent The Epitec Group, a top tier IT staffing firm located in Southfield, Michigan. You may be interested in a few positions that our organization currently has available. These are “priority” to fill positions and our…

Brad Burton
Mid/Sr. Level Technical Recruiter
Custom Business Solutions, Inc. is looking to hire a seasoned and proven Technical Recruiter. The ideal candidate has spent 5-7+ years recruiting specifically in the IT consulting industry for a diverse group of clients. Custom is looking for someone to hit the ground running…

Greg Losacco
SQL Server DBA Ann Arbor Michigan Direct Position Interested qualified candidates send resumes to greg@r-3recruitment.com
Senior Database Developer (MS SQL Server) Job Overview: We are currently expanding our Ann Arbor development team and are looking for an individual who will thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving work environment. We are seeking an innovative thinker who has a strong…

Julie Chavey
6+ month contract opening in Auburn Hills, MI for an IT Business Analyst
Hello! We currently have a contract opening with our direct client in Auburn Hills, MI. Candidates must be US Citizens or Greencard holders. In person interviews are required. MUST have experience in IT software development and great documentation and system intergration…

Parks Helper/Computer Assistant
Parks Helper/Computer Assistant – Is assigned to the Internal Services unit of the Parks and Recreation department, and will assist in entry-level computer programs. Responsibilities will include utilizing the point-of-sale software, recreation management software and general…

George Pappadakis
Java/J2EE, Web Services (SOAP, etc.) Multi tier application developer needed for 2 year project in Detroit!
Resource must be able to develop Web Services in multi-tiered/ layed components! In need of a Java developer (New Code), not production support, that has worked in a multi tier’d and clustered environment. WebLogic or WebSphere is the platform of choice.

Deena Wiltsie
iPhone Developer in Detroit Metro Area. Please send resumes to: dwiltsie@jdmconsulting.com and call 248-324-1937 x105
Job Description: iPhone Developer that is hands on technical Design and create applications and service for Clients Infotainment Group Must be able to interact and engage the Client on proof of concepts, designs, SOW, proposals and presentations. Leadership abilities…

As always, hit the Jobs tab in our LinkedIn group to get the details on these positions and more, and make sure you check it out on a regular basis to catch jobs as they get posted.  You can get there by clicking here: http://www.linkedin.com/groupAnswers?searchQuestions=&gid=91763&answerCategory=mra&forumID=5&trk=anet_ug_jobs, or just by hopping into the LinkedIn group and hitting “Jobs” up in the group’s navigation bar.

And don’t forget about the event at the BlackFinn on Thursday, September 16th at 5pm!

On our site: http://www.ITinTheD.com/event/september-happy-hour/

On LinkedIn: http://events.linkedin.com/September-ITintheD-org-Social-Happy/pub/373548

We look forward to seeing you there!


Bob, Dave and Jeff
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