04 Aug

.NET Application Development Manager (to $160K)

The .NET Application Development Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, monitoring and controlling all aspects of application development related to websites, implementation and maintenance of development tools, and control of deployment activities.

This manager will be responsible for mentoring developers and ensuring that they develop and improve skillsets necessary to develop web applications. This person, together with the Director, will also be responsible for planning and deploying resources to projects. The development manager will proactively interface, with internal and external customers, vendors, project managers, business analysts and the technical/programming staff to ensure effective definition and the delivery of business applications. This position reports to the Director.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage IT Development staff and contractors
  • Manage the design, development and delivery of quality business applications
  • Provide guidance and approve design solutions developed by the Web Architect
  • Provide guidance and direction for solution designs; responsible for the delivery of a sound solution for all IT Web projects
  • Provide direction on application design through the various life cycle stages from business need through design and delivery
  • Manage project priorities, scope, budgets, timelines and expectations
  • Review and assess vendor solutions and proposals
  • Lead the development of project documentation and training materials where applicable
  • Provide technical support and assistance as necessary
  • Establish and enforce best practices and implement policies and procedures for compliance to ensure companywide standards are followed and meet SOX compliance
  • Provide management with regular communication on the progress of projects and other initiatives
  • Coordinate intradepartmental projects and resources
  • Responsible for the management of staffing
  • Responsible for mentoring direct reports and writing annual reviews; provide periodic feedback to staff and identify training opportunities
  • Facilitate a departmental culture that encourages ownership of departmental goals and a positive service culture

Experience/Qualifications Include;

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years demonstrated application development management experience in an ERP environment
  • Strong technical knowledge of ASP.NET and development tools such as DevExpress
  • Results-oriented professional who is a self starter with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to use MS Office tools: Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Visio, Project
  • Demonstrated success of establishing, managing and maintaining effective working relationships at the management level, internal and external to an organization
  • Strong leadership, teaching and mentoring skills
  • Critical thinking, strong analytical skills and problem solving ability
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects, requests and support tasks effectively and efficiently
  • Must be a team player
  • Knowledge of any ERP System, Aldon, Robot, XML, HTML, ASP.NET a plus
  • Experience integrating websites to an IBM i in a B2B and B2C environment a plus
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28 Jul

.NET Software Engineer – Chicago Loop

The .NET Software Engineer is part of a divisional IT team based in Chicago, IL. The team develops enterprise caliber software applications on the Microsoft .Net platform. The team is led by managers with software development backgrounds and strives to use modern practices and technologies to develop software the right way. There is a dynamic team environment that encourages collaboration among developers to make the whole team better.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interacts with key business individuals to understand business issues and goals
  • Directs, prepares, designs, codes, tests, debugs, and maintains complex computer programs
  • 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

 

 

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or Business
  • 5 or more years of application development architecture experience on the Microsoft platform
  • 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 3.5 and beyond
    • Web development experience including ASP.Net, HTML, XML, Javascript, AJAX, JQuery
    • Web services (ASMX, WCF, Web API)
    • Relational databases, including Microsoft SQL Server
    • SQL Server Reporting Services

Desired:

  • Hands on technical experience with:
    • Linq and Entity Framework
    • Modern Javascript libraries (JQuery, AngularJS)
    • Webforms
    • MVC
    • WPF
    • Team Foundation Server
  • Understanding of systems development and project delivery life cycle
  • Experience with automated unit testing and test-assisted development
  • Experience with agile software development methodologies
  • Experience with automated build and deployment processes
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28 Jul

Senior .NET Web Developer-Deerfield

Job Description:

  • Maintain, support, and enhance existing web applications.
  • Analyze, design, develop, and debug applications.
  • Participate in technical design meetings and assist in definition of system architecture.
  • Work with business stakeholders to understand requirements and communicate progress.
  • Diagram and document solutions when necessary.
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with all associates and business contacts.
  • Promote a strong sense of teamwork.
  • Provide excellent customer service to users of company system software applications.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or comparable work experience
  • Minimum 5 years of web development experience; with a focus on e-commerce solutions preferred
  • Strong server side development skills using C#, ASP.NET, MVC, and SQL Server
  • Experience working in web environment such as IIS administration
  • Experience with open source JavaScript libraries such as JQuery a plus
  • Experience with the agile/scrum development framework a plus
  • Ability to work efficiently and meet project deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to analyze business problems and provide accurate development estimates

Strong communication skills and experience working business stakeholders and web designers

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25 Jul

Application Support Manager

We are seeking an Application Support Manager.  This is a permanent onsite Management position leading a team and also a great opportunity to take the next step in your career!

Requirements:
Minimum five (5) years progressively responsible experience supporting computer systems, including user software support, department specific applications support, Windows based software concepts and system support experience required.

Minimum of 1 year of team/staff management including task delegation, hiring and performance reviews

Experience in managing software deployments, software releases and integrating applications

Some experience interacting with Network operating systems preferred

Bachelors Degree

Duties:

Manages the Applications Support team and responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance, and monitoring of SLAs

Ensures the efficiency, stability, security and accessibility of all supported IT applications used by end users

Develops the procedures for and manages the escalation of service requests and problems related to applications support

Interact with other IT units integrated with company-wide Applications

Ensure users accessibility to all required application resources

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25 Jul

QA Analyst

We are seeking a QA Analyst for a stable client in the Chicago area.   This is a relaxed company culture with great benefits!

In this role, the best hire will have relevant industry experience in Functional Testing, Integration Testing, System Testing, and User Acceptance Testing phases. Resource will also develop system level requirements and consult regularly with customers to define requirements.

Specific Duties

  • Write and execute test cases both manual and automated
  • Work closely with Developers to clarify defects and retest to verify defects are fixed
  • UAT Support for customers, answer support phone calls and emails, and recommend company software product solutions to customers based on their need
  • Use Test Track Pro to log and track defects
  • Draft requirements and support documentation

Requirements:

  • 3 years of manual and automated QA testing experience
  • Professional background in SQL and relational database concepts
  • Experience with at least on object-oriented programming language or one of the leading testing automation tools and frameworks such as Ranorex, Watir/N, Fitness, Cucumber, etc
  • Degree
  • Local Candidates only
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22 Jul

SQL DBA – Chicago Loop

Growing technology company near Millennium Park (Michigan and Randolph) is seeking a permanent full time SQL DBA to work onsite and make solid contributions for their IT team.

Duties:

  • Monitoring operational performance and optimizing SQL in large database farm
  • Working with developers on database design to ensure high-performance and scalability
  • Refining the logical design so that it can be translated into a specific data model
  • Developing, managing and testing back-up and recovery plans
  • Installing and testing new versions of the DBMS, Capacity Planning, and control access permission
  • Ensuring that storage, archiving, back-up and recovery procedures are functioning correctly
  • Writing database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions for the data dictionary (metadata)
  • Communicating regularly with technical, applications and operational staff to ensure database integrity and security

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum 3+ years of SQL Database Administration experience
  • Must possess strong DBA knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server configuration and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong analytical skills – the ability to assist in resolving various systems issues for multiple integrated locations and systems.
  • Ability to deploy, monitor, maintain, develop, upgrade, and support databases and database Servers.
  • Local Candidates Only
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21 Jul

Senior .NET Developer – Chicago

We’re looking for a Senior .NET developer who is passionate about programming, enjoys working on small teams, and is ready to tackle coding from the database layer to the UI front-end (and everything in between).   If you write clean code, love what you do and want to work in a fun relaxed culture, we’d love to tell you more!

Position Duties:

  • Develop software system design, programming & documentation based on business requirements
  • Provide technical assistance and technical training to other departments
  • Document & report status / progress of assigned tasks on a regular basis
  • Responsible for ensuring adherence of all deliverables to appropriate standards & quality levels
  • Maintain knowledge of best practices surrounding IT technology, processes & applications development / support
  • Work effectively with other team members on multi-person projects, provide constructive evaluation of code & share knowledge / insight

Requirements:

  • B.S. degree
  • 5+ years of experience using web and .NET technologies
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong SQL, ASP.NET, C# or VB.NET, WCF, HTML, Javascript, and Web Services
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