18 Sep

QA Analyst (Software) – Chicago Loop

We are seeking an IT Software QA Analyst to perform unit, performance and regression testing ensuring that quality and deadlines are met.  Y ou will work alongside Web Developers and Business Analysts and this is a permanent onsite opportunity downtown with full benefits at a growing and highly profitable company.

Job Duties:

  • Perform unit, performance and regression testing, validating test results against expected results, to ensure that test and timeliness requirements are met
  • Document and resolve testing issues to ensure a high quality final product is released into Production environment
  • May assist as Release Manager for scheduled releases and release updates
  • Provide technical guidance and expertise to team members, colleagues and/or customers
  • Assist with the process of ensuring that all standards, and policies and procedures are periodically reviewed for technical accuracy, applicability and industry currency
  • As needed, will develop test cases ensuring alignment with standards
  • Provide testing and project updates to management as required
  • Actively communicate with QA Management, QA Automation, Development and Business Analyst groups
  • Work with operational/business team members, as well as company leadership and customers as necessary
  • Maintain strong expertise and knowledge of current and emerging technologies, techniques and tools

Requirements:

  • 3+ years experience in IT Quality Assurance and testing (Manual and Automated)
  • Strong experience in SDLC in environments with integration and test driven development
  • Working experience in a SQL/.NET, and Scripting (PowerShell, VB Script) environment
  • Strong experience with test cases and also performance and regressing testing
  • 4-year degree in IT or Computer Science required
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29 Aug

Salesforce.com Developer – Chicago Suburbs

Direct Hire  |  Salary plus Bonus and Benefits  |  $110,000 – 140,000

We are looking for a Salesforce Developer for a growing client in the Chicago suburbs (north).  This is a great opportunity and a fantastic culture with a company that is continually voted one of Chicago’s best places to work!

DUTIES

  • Designing, developing, testing, and deploying high-quality business solutions across all Salesforce clouds. Resolve defects/bugs during QA testing and post-release patching.
  • Write high quality customer apex code from scratch and maintain existing code base.
  • Assist the QA team on new releases as needed

Requirements

  • Strong technical understanding of Salesforce.com Lightning
  • Extensive technical knowledge of Visualforce and APEX
  • Experience with Community Cloud / Partner Communities
  • Knowledgeable with Agile Methodology
  • Developing of Lightening Components
  • Understanding if coding design patterns and best practices
  • Certified Salesforce Platform Developer
  • Certified Salesforce.com Advanced Developer preferred
  • Proficiency in using Git

** No sponsorship is available at this time

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10 Aug

ASP.NET Software Developer – Rolling Meadows

We are looking for a Developer for a client in the Schaumburg area.   This is a permanent position – work from home 2 days per week.

Duties:

  • Under general direction, formulates and defines system scope and objectives
  • Works with users to support business applications, and investigate operational problems/system requirements
  • Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results
  • Refines business requirements from which programs will be written
  • Designs, codes, tests, debugs, and documents those programs
  • Responsible for completion of development projects
  • Solves user inquiries that arise during day-to-day operation
  • Regularly provides coaching, guidance and training to less-experienced analysts/programmers
  • Develops business cases, requirements and performance metrics

Requirements:

  • 5 or more years of application development and architecture experience on the .Net platform
  • Understanding of systems development and project delivery life cycle
  • Prior experience serving as an IT liaison to business users for application requirements and end user support
  • Hands on technical experience with:
    • C# and the .NET Framework
    • Web development experience including ASP.Net, HTML, Javascript
    • Web services (WCF, Web API)
    • Relational databases, including Microsoft SQL Server
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25 May

SharePoint Developer (Chicago Suburbs)

A growing client of ours in the Schaumburg area is seeking a permanent Sharepoint Developer for their Web Development team. This is a salary plus bonus eligible role.

In this role you’ll not only develop SharePoint applications, but you will also work in an environment using C#, ASP.NET, REST API, and SQL Server.

What you get:

– Solid technology environment (SharePoint 2013, MVC, ASP.NET, Angular 4, Entity Framework)

– Company that values IT and development

– Solid benefits including extra PTO

– Bonus potential

What they’re looking for from you:

– Good code! (SharePoint, C#, ASP.NET, and SQL environment experienced at least 5 years)

– Experience with JavaScript, Web Services, and REST API

– Ability to get along with others in a team setting and handle end user inquiries

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16 May

.NET Developer – Chicago (South Side)

Permanent full time position located on the south side near the Museum  – great opportunity to make a splash in a young growing company. You will do full stack .NET development, work on daily stand-ups, interact with other developers and help spearhead software projects in a casual work environment for a company that truly helps people with their technology! If you have always wanted to make a difference, this is a great place to be!

Duties:

Full stack software development on their web based product

Work in a test driven development environment

Track and manage project tasks and document work

Help product technical specs

Full life cycle development and unit testing

Requirements:

ASP.NET, C#, Web UI development: 3 year level

SQL Server, ADO.NET and .NET framework experience

Strong communicator and personable who is open to a collaborative approach

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29 Mar

ASP.NET Developer – Chicago (Remote Potential)

We are looking for a C# .NET Developer to help with full life cycle development, back end application integration, and implementation of new applications. In this role you will develop and maintain internal computer programs and work actively with end users, do hands on programming, requirement analysis, as well as testing and modifications on programs.

Requirements:

– ASP.NET, C#, and SQL experience (including Stored Procedures, queries)

– CSS, JavaScript, jQuery experience and Object Oriented Design

– New Development, Testing, Debugging in an Agile/Scrum environment

– Local Candidate | No sponsorship

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $75,000.00 to $90,000.00 /year

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13 Feb

SQL Developer

We are looking for a SQL Developer due to growth. This is a permanent onsite position in the West Suburbs (Lisle) and a great opportunity to make a splash in a fantastic environment. Great culture, close to highways, and close knit development team.

In this role you will write and optimize stored procedures, perform database tuning and normalization, regularly work with triggers, functions, views, and database objects, while maintaining database integrity and perform some data architecture as well.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of hands on experience with SQL Development, including relational database concepts (normalization, performance tuning, profiling) and programming (stored procedures, functions, complex queries)
  • Demonstrated ability to understand business requirements and translate them into design and application functionality
  • Experience with Optimization, data architecture, and procedural source code
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $90,000.00 to $120,000.00 /year

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12 Feb

Application Ops Engineer: Chicago to $70,000

Our client is seeking a Full time Application Ops Engineer who is passionate about problem solving and technology. The Application Ops Engineer position will challenge you and provide you opportunities for career and technical growth. You will be part of a highly talented, energetic, and dynamic team.

  • Work closely with vendors and other internal IT teams (Network, Security, ERP) in troubleshooting and resolving issues.
  • Analyze bugs and issues in our production environment for managed platforms. Work on resolutions and effectively troubleshoot production issues in a time-bound manner.
  • Manage, support, and analyze bugs found in production for various systems; logging those bugs and support issues to help identify patterns and potential system enhancements
  • Establishes standards, tools and procedures for supporting applications.
  • Create, update, and maintain documentation of processes, procedure guides, user guides, and other training materials.
  • Experience with eCommerce, Content Management and Product Information Management systems is a plus.

Skills & Requirements

  • DB Experience: Solid SQL skills is a must.
  • Experience with Web Technologies: Ability to navigate and understand code and monitoring tools.
  • Quality Assurance: Actively participate in quality assurance, including hands-on system and user testing of the software developed.
  • Implementation and Support: Software deployments and ongoing software support.
  • Customer Focused: Deal directly with both internal and external customers to solve their issues.
  • Collaborate: Ability to work across teams, including development, network, security and business users to create solutions for our customers.
  • Problem Solving: Ability to analyze existing software and bump that up against the client request/issue is critical. The ability to efficiently problem-solve for that client request is absolutely critical.

We want someone who

  • has working experience with
    • SQL Server
    • Web Technologies
      • .Net
      • PHP
      • REST-ful API’s
      • Web services
  • owns tasks assigned to them and sees them through to their completion.
  • has strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • can thrive in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
  • can handle multiple priorities and dedicated to meeting deadlines with minimal supervision.
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12 Feb

Data Architect Development Team Lead: Chicago to $145,000 plus bonus

Position Description

Develop, maintain, test, and troubleshoot data solutions, including Database Development, ETL/Data Migration Development, and Big Data Development.

Collaborate with technical and non-technical resources to solve issues and develop new functionality.

Participate in Requirements Gathering and Analysis meetings with Team Members, Internal Customers, and Stakeholders.

Mentors and assists Data Engineers and Data Developers as needed.

Required Skills

Database development skills (SQL, T-SQL)

Data Analysis

Requirements Analysis

Big Data Technologies including (Azure Data Factory, Spark, NoSQL, Hadoop, HDInsight, Big Data Architecture) a plus

SQL Server 2012 or later, SQL Azure, SSIS

SQL Server 2016 Experience is a plus

Architect and manage teams of developers performing Data Integration, Data Quality management, Data Blending

Knowledge of structured programming languages: Example C# or Python

SQL Performance Tuning and Optimization

Troubleshooting of complex data solutions

Required Experience

6+ Years experience leading on-short and off-shore teams of developers

Experience working on large teams a plus.

Experience with Project Planning and more specifically sprint planning a plus.

6+ Years development and leadership experience with SQL and TSQL.

6+ Years development and leadership experience using ETL/Data Integration Tools (SSIS preferred).

7+ Years of experience performing Data Analysis/Data Profiling.

7+ Years of requirements analysis experience.

7+ Years of experience working in environments with formal SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) experience.

3 + years of experience working on teams utilizing Agile Methodologies.

6+ Years authoring technical and functional documentation.

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or relevant experience.

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12 Feb

Project Manager: Chicago [$140,000 plus bonus]

Our client is looking for experienced Project Manager which oversee Client facing cross-functional teams responsible for delivering defined project outcomes on time and within quality specifications. The Project Manager plans, organizes, monitors and oversees multiple work streams for a project; work streams can be business and/or technology related.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Defines and create the project scope and project plan for project and drives the overall project progress and quality of the delivery.
  • Collaborates with project team members to develop a detailed project schedule that is aggressive, yet realistic, and sets the project up for success.
  • Ensures requirements have been captured and are translated into a solid and actionable project plan.
  • Creates all necessary project documentation, maintains and manages the work efforts in line with the documented plans.
  • Develops and nurture relationships with a multitude of individuals you work with that is based on trust and can withstand the inevitable ups and downs of a project.
  • Drives the day-to-day coordination of the project efforts while adhering to standards and sponsor expectations to manage the timeline, scope and requirements to meet the project expectations.
  • Ensures proper Service Level Agreements and Compliance requirements are being met by the project being delivered.
  • Leads project teams with varying numbers of stakeholders.
  • Manages the relationship with project stakeholders, keeping all informed of progress and issues in order to manage expectations.
  • Monitors projects progress on an ongoing basis through regular stakeholder meetings, status reporting and issues and risk tracking and mitigation to keep project on course.
  • Manages financial aspects of project budget, burn rate and financial health.
  • Escalates any significant issues to appropriate management team and key stakeholders as needed.
  • Organizes work into manageable and logical groups (work breakdown structure) and determines an effective approach to complete the work.
  • Identifies conflicts and seeks assistance in resolution to ensure team works well together to meet goals.
  • Mentors other project managers and team members on project management best practices.

What You’ll Bring

Creating unmatched experiences, for both clients and employees, is what we do. You should revel in doing the unexpected and extraordinary for others.

In addition, we are interested in getting to know you better if you have the following background and skills:

  • 6 to 8 years of related work experience with a minimum of 6 years in a formal project management role following a standard methodology or process
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills with audiences of all levels
  • Must be action oriented
  • Ability to utilize project management tools and techniques to create solid project artifacts
  • Demonstrated experience in utilizing several different solution delivery frameworks to deliver projects (ie Waterfall, RAD, Agile, DevOps, LEAN); keen understanding of how project management disciplines weave throughout
  • Managed a diverse portfolio of projects in your career – large and small ($50K – $1M+), across multiple domains (ie business process, applications, infrastructure, risk/compliance, etc.), for different business capability areas (ie sales, finance, operations, product development, etc.) in different industries (ie professional services, retail, manufacturing, technology, healthcare, etc.).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of tools, specifically PowerPoint and Microsoft Project as well as other PPM tools (eg, Clarity etc.)
  • Ability to create and maintain appropriate project documentation with clarity and quality
  • Ability to plan and facilitate meetings with key stakeholders
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Detail-oriented, able to multi-task and prioritize
  • Self-starter with strong initiative
  • Ability to lead in ambiguous and high-pressure situations
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