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Application Developer - Kansas State University Office of Mediated Education (OME)

November 20, 2014

Position Vacancy Announcement
Application Developer
Position W0007860
 
The Kansas State University Office of Mediated Education (OME), Manhattan Kansas, is seeking applications for an Application Developer.  For the first 2 years the position's main responsibilities will be to support K-State Research and Extension and College of Agriculture web sites and applications currently in use, and to work toward moving these to solutions that can be supported by OME.   The candidate will assist K-State faculty and staff in the adoption and use of information technology. The employee will report to the Director for the Office of Mediated Education and indirectly to the IT Liaison for KSRE and the College of Ag, but work independently with limited supervision. The employee will work collaboratively with other full-time programming staff, and manage three to five graduate research assistants; create an environment that fosters diversity and collegiality; and possess the ability to work in a multi-cultural setting.
 
The employee in this position will be responsible for determining the scope and objectives of  projects through consultation with clientele; developing and modifying applications, including organizational databases, dynamic web pages, mobile web applications, and other delivery technologies; preparing detailed project specifications; designing, coding, testing, debugging and analyzing applications; working collaboratively with other programming staff within the unit, college, and university; and applying project management techniques to projects   The position will supervise student programmers as needed and provide expert advice to other internal project leaders and programmers.
 
All duties require knowledge, skills and abilities in application development in a networked environment including information architecture of web-based systems, relational databases (Oracle and SQL), project management systems and development life cycle. ASP, ASP.NET, CSS, SQL, XML, XSL, XSLT, SOAP, Microsoft Active Directory, JavaScript, Perl, C# and Visual Basic are the programming languages and technologies used to maintain current applications.  Knowledge of PHP, JSON, JQuery, PhoneGap, and other mobile technologies will be required for new development.  OME serves the campus as a central information technology unit under the direction of the Chief Information Officer/Vice Provost for Information Technology Services, and provides services to support the University's mission in the areas of teaching and learning, research, and technology transfer. 
 
Responsibilities:
·         Design and develop organizational databases and applications providing easy access to information used by administration, internal and external audiences.
·         Provide technical direction, detailed specifications, support, and consultation in the design, coding, testing, debugging, analyzing, and documentation of applications. 
·         Meet with users to assess needs and determine the scope and objectives of systems that will meet those needs within the mission and goals of the organization.
·         Work with Communications and Marketing staff on the migration of College of Ag and K-State Research and Extension websites to K-State content management system.
·         Review existing applications to identify areas that could benefit from enhancement.
·         Manage, train, supervise and evaluate student programming staff.
·         Assign tasks to and review tasks performed by student programmers.
·         Conduct evaluations and make wage recommendations.
·         Create an environment that fosters diversity, collegiality and ability to work in a multi-cultural setting.
·         Collaborate with networking staff to enhance and maintain organizational network system.
·         Provide technical assistance in the operation of new, modified, and existing applications.
·         Prepare progress reports to inform administration and clients of project status.
·         Document system changes and operation procedures.
 
Mandatory Qualifications:
·         A bachelor’s degree or an associate degree in CIS or closely related field requiring a high degree of  software design and programming expertise is required.
·         One year of experience required if candidate has a bachelor’s degree; three years’ experience required if the candidate holds an associate degree.  Experience must be with software development in a networked environment including information architecture of web-based systems, with SQL and relational database management systems.
·         A strong commitment to expanding and fostering diversity is required.
    
Preferred Qualifications:
·         Demonstrated ability designing Web based applications using cascading style sheets, Microsoft ASP.NET, SQL, XML, XSL, XSLT, C#, JavaScript, Perl and Visual Basic
·         A strong working knowledge of relational databases, designing database models, knowledge of systems development life cycle and accessibility standards
·         Experience with dynamic websites and familiarity with Internet Information Services (IIS) and Microsoft Active Directory
·         Experience with LANs, particularly Microsoft server operating systems
·         Candidates with mobile web development experience are highly preferred.
·         Knowledge of PHP, JSON, JQuery, PhoneGap, and other mobile development technologies.
·         Experience in supervising and leading diverse teams.
·         Strong written and oral communication skills
·         A proven track record of completing projects on time
 
Salary Range:  Commensurate with skills and experience.
 

Applicants must submit: 
1.       Cover letter reflecting how skills meet the requirements of the position

  1. Resume
  2. Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references

 
Submit application materials electronically to itsemployment@k-state.edu
 
Screening of applications begins December 15, 2014, and will continue until position is filled.
 
Questions may be directed to Viki Horan at vhoran@kstate.edu
 
For a full listing of benefits please visit http://www.ksu.edu/hr/benefits/unclass.pdf.
 
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. 
 
Background check required of successful applicant.
 

Associate Director for Applications - Kansas State University

November 3, 2014

Associate Director for Applications
Position W0039796
 
The Kansas State University Office of Mediated Education (OME), Manhattan Kansas, is seeking applications for an Associate Director for Applications who will be responsible for the development and maintenance of enterprise applications and software systems within the Office of Mediated Education (OME).  The person in this position will coordinate with other departments and offices (DCE, ISO, Registrar’s Office, etc.), allowing the development teams to focus on their projects.  The position reports to the Director of OME.
 
Responsibilities:
 
Management
·         Oversee a portfolio of application development projects
·         Lead development teams in the development of high quality software and business automation solutions
·         Plan releases and schedule development 
·         Manage OME projects using appropriate project management methodology and in coordination with the ITS Project Management Office
·         Encourage and support the use of Agile development processes
·         Ensure that systems are developed using current industry and ITS/OME standards and technologies
·         Coordinate with the OME Director and other KSU IT departments on short-term operational issues, as well as long-range planning and goal setting
 
Supervision
·         Ensure high productivity of team members
·         Provide overall direction and guidance to the teams
·         Ensure proper staffing of OME projects to provide appropriate project management, specifications gathering, systems architecture, graphical design, user interface design, systems development, quality control, and customer support
·         Oversee the software testing and quality assurance team 
·         Ensure that staff are properly supervised through the use of regular evaluations, establishment of personal and team goals, and adequate training for the proper performance of their duties
 
Professional Development
·         Stay current with the technologies used by development staff, as well as other potential technologies that are currently available
 
Mandatory Qualifications:
·         Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field 
·         5 years’ or more relevant experience
·         5 years’ or more experience as a software engineer
·         3 years’ or more experience leading a software development team
·         Strong technical knowledge as it relates to software development
·         Exemplary interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with staff and management throughout the University in a prompt and professional manner to accomplish business and technical objectives
·         Strong written and verbal communication skills for both technical and non-technical audiences
·         Strong organizational skills
·         Strong problem-solving skills
    
Preferred Qualifications:
·         10 years’ relevant experience
 
Salary Range: Commensurate with skills and experience
 

Applicants must submit: 
1.       Cover letter reflecting how skills meet the requirements of the position

  1. Resume
  2. Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references

 
Submit application materials electronically to itsemployment@k-state.edu
Screening of applications will begin November 19, 2014, and will continue until position is filled.
 
Questions may be directed to Viki Horan at vhoran@kstate.edu
 
For a full listing of benefits please visit http://www.ksu.edu/hr/benefits/unclass.pdf.
 
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. 
 
Background check required of successful applicant.
 

Information Systems Supervisor for HRIS - Kansas State University

October 30, 2014

Information Systems Supervisor for HRIS, Position No. W0036180 
Come join us at one of the best kept secrets in the nation, Kansas State University! 
 
Whether you’re into college sports, fine arts, boating and fishing, or hiking on the Konza Prairie, K-State and the surrounding area offer a wide variety of experiences that are sure to pique your interest.  
 
The Wildcats will have you bleeding purple!  We consistently stay near the top of the Big 12 in Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Equestrian, Rowing, and a number of other sports,  providing you with the opportunity to watch some of the best athletes in the world  ‘up close and personal’! 
 
The Little Apple, as Manhattan is fondly called, provides annual events like ‘Arts in the Park’ or ‘Country Stampede’.  It prides itself on major attractions like the McCain Auditorium & Nichols Theatre, the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, the Manhattan Arts Center, the Strecker-Nelson Art Gallery, the Willam T. Kemper Art Gallery, and the Flint Hills Discovery Center, as well as the Columbian Theatre Museum & Art Center and the Oz Museum in nearby Wamego.  If fine dining is something you enjoy, Manhattan won’t disappoint.  A wide variety of cuisines offered in both formal and relaxed settings will satisfy the most discriminating tastes.   And, if you simply can’t live without your favorite coffee house, we more than have you covered!
 
The culture of the Midwest, mingled with the diverse populations of nearby Ft. Riley and the university staff and students, provides a family-friendly atmosphere that can’t be beat.  We’re friendly, honest, and fun-loving.  We bleed purple, and would very much like to welcome you to our little oasis in the scenic Flint Hills if you are the successful candidate for this position.
 
This position in the Information Systems Office at Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, is a first line supervisor responsible for providing day-to-day technical leadership and supervision for application development staff involved in the implementation, operations, maintenance, and enhancements of K-State enterprise Human Resource and Budget systems and related products and services.
 
Responsibilities
 
Management

  • Manage services to primary and end users in the Division of Human Capital and the Department of Budget for enterprise HR and Budget systems through all stages of the systems project life cycle
  • Confer with primary user and department personnel to determine detailed requirements and report status
  • Assist in establishing budget and staffing levels, and make hiring recommendations
  • Meet periodically with Information Systems Office directors and managers, customer department directors and managers, and key university administrators to report status, review priorities, assess overall performance, and discuss new or unusual developments occurring with work assignments or assigned personnel

 
 
 
 
Supervision:

  • Supervise and evaluate assigned staff in the performance of systems analysis, design and programming assignments
  • Participate in the development of the more critical or complex modules
  • Assist in situations where added effort is required to meet established work schedules
  • Review all work products to assure reasonable compliance with departmental standards of documentation and quality, and established procedures

 
Technical Leadership:

  • Serve as the technical lead and point of contact for technical questions and issues 
  • Provide expert technical advice and consulting to users of the system, other K-State technical staff, and third party vendors 
  • Regularly facilitate and participate in project team meetings 
  • Assist in the development of project plans 
  • Communicate timely and accurate progress updates to supervisor, users, and project team members
  • Identify and delegate appropriate tasks to lower level technical staff and monitor results 
  • Review all work products to ensure reasonable compliance with departmental standards of documentation and quality, and established procedures
  • Aid supervisor in establishing team goals and provide feedback on individual and team performance 
  • Assist in situations where added effort is required to meet established work schedules 
  • Develop technical training materials and assist in training other technical staff on vendor applications, programming languages, developer tools, and technical environment

 
Analysis/Design:

  • Analyze functional requirements and present system concepts for alternative technical solutions 
  • Estimate the respective costs and benefits of each alternative 
  • Coach and review analysis work performed by assigned personnel 
  • Recommend solutions and obtain approval of appropriate user and department personnel

 
Programming Operation Support:

  • Develop and test existing programs, write new programs, queries, and reports 
  • Develop and test data conversion and interface programs 
  • Research and resolve application problems 
  • Communicate and coordinate with other K-State technical staff and third party vendors regarding technical issues, bug fixes, system upgrades, and enhancements
  • Set up and automate daily operational processes
  • Assist in developing end-user testing scenarios
  • Adhere to application development policies and procedures
  • Document technical solutions, program changes, operating procedures, and technical reference materials

 
Technical:

  • Develop and maintain a high level of technical proficiency through training, publications, and conferences 
  • Provide technical direction, training, and consultation to assigned staff
  • Advise management in the development or modification of technical or operational standards and procedures

 
Mandatory Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering, or other appropriately related technical field
·         Minimum seven years’ experience in progressively responsible positions in a major information systems organization
·         Minimum five years’ experience in designing, coding, testing, and maintaining applications in computing environments such as Sun Solaris, Intel Windows, and Linux that use a relational database management system
·         Minimum two years’ experience managing and supervising technical staff, or as a technical lead responsible for delegating tasks and overseeing the work of others
·         Experience working in a group setting and interacting professionally to accomplish complex interdependent technical objectives 
·         Ability to work independently with little supervision
·         Ability to motivate team members, create a positive work environment, and resolve conflicts
·         Strong interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills
 
Preferred Qualifications   
·         Master’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems or Systems Engineering or other appropriately related technical field
·         In-depth knowledge and experience in systems analysis and computer programming for large scale business (ERP) applications
·         Two years’ experience working on HR systems in either a supervisor or staff capacity
·         Knowledge of business functions in a major research university
·         Experience implementing and managing vendor products and homegrown systems
·         Knowledge of Peoplesoft HCM and the use of Peopletools
 
Salary Range:  $67,000 - $74,000
 
Applicants must submit:

  1. Cover letter reflecting how skills meet the requirements of the position
  2. Resume
  3. Names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references

Submit application materials to itsemployment@k-state.edu
 
Screening of applications begins December 1, 2014, and will continue until position is filled.
 
Questions may be directed to Viki Horan at vhoran@kstate.edu
 
For a full listing of benefits please visit http://www.ksu.edu/hr/benefits/unclass.pdf.
 
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. 
 
Background check required of successful applicant.

October 22, 2014

The Kansas State University Information Technology Assistance Center, Manhattan, KS, is seeking applications for an Information Technology Consultant. this position works as part of a team in the Operations Center (OC) to monitor the availability and performance of applications, environmentals, processes, servers, services and systems. This position also processes phishing scams and performs other security-related functions including security incident blocks and antivirus monitoring and resolution. This position is responsible for first and second tier problem determination; incident/problem recording, problem escalation and root cause analysis. This position will draft communiqués including NOC documentation, knowledge base articles, playbooks and status reports. Work involves supervising student staff. The unit provides 24 X 7 attended services, therefore, scheduling is flexible, and evening, weekend and holiday work may be required.
 

Responsibilities

  • Monitors the availability and performance of applications, environmentals, processes, servers, services and systems using the appropriate diagnostic tools and procedures. 
  • Works with the Data Center manager to control access to the facility.
  • Works with the OC team on new and innovative monitoring as new functionality is implemented.
  • Supervises student staff.

·         Processes phishing scams and performs other security-related functions including security incident blocks, VPN management and antivirus monitoring and resolution.
Assists in organization and implementation of systems or software for the OC when new functionality or applications are implemented
·         Installs applications on the OC machines as needed. 

  • Provides technical support for IT problems and responds to situations and decides on appropriate escalation procedures.
  • Uses designated software to initiate trouble tickets, document incidents and record problem history.
  • Applies analytical techniques and troubleshooting methods to isolate and/or clarify problem to determine root cause.
  • Escalates problems to ITS personnel following established policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information.
  • Participates in after action review.
  • Maintains communications with customers during problem resolution by providing status information and estimated time to resolution and responding to customer follow-up inquiries to keep customer updated.
  • Maintains a professional, pro-active, customer-focused outlook.
  • Recommends improvement of procedures and documentation to the unit manager. 
  • Develops and maintains problem management procedures and documentation, including IT status reports and knowledge base articles.
  • Reads and is familiar with all pertinent materials, manuals, guides and other documentation to maintain awareness of operating procedures and standards of Information Technology Services, Information Technology Assistance Center, and Operations Center.
  • Attends internal and external professional development, training, workshops, seminars, conferences and meetings, and maintains calendar.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 Mandatory Qualifications
·      Bachelor’s degree, or three years of related coursework or employment experience in information technology; MTA and A+ certifications can substitute for a year of experience.
·      Three years’ experience in a desktop support, help desktop, technical support, and/or operations center environment
·      Analytical and problem solving skills to troubleshoot systems problems
·      Manage multiple high priority initiatives in a fast paced, highly technical environment
·      Effective written and verbal communications skills; effective interpersonal skills in communicating technical IT issues to a non-technical public
·      Demonstrated strong customer service skills
·      Ability to work independently and as part of a team
 

Preferred Qualifications 

·      Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related field, plus one year of experience in electronics, electrical engineering, telecommunications.  Five years of experience can be substituted for this qualification.

·      Certification for the following:

o    A+

o    Microsoft Technology Assistant

o    Two of the following:

§   Networks Plus

§   Linux Essentials

§   ITIL Foundations
Basic knowledge of IT system monitoring methods, operating systems, local and wide area networks, VMware servers, data communications equipment, and related software. 

·         Experience with analyzing, diagnosing, and resolving complex operations.

·         Experience with responding to customer issues, interacting with client and contractor staff, performing in a team environment, and following established procedures.

·         Experience with developing policies and procedures and writing technical articles

 

Salary Range: $40,000 - $45,900

Applicants must submit:

 

  1. Cover letter reflecting how skills meet the requirements of the position
  2. Detailed resume or vitae
  3. Names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references

Submit application materials electronically to itsemployment@k-state.edu.

 

Questions may be directed to Viki Horan at vhoran@k-state.edu.

 

Screening of applications begins November 10, 2014, and will continue until position is filled.

 

For a full listing of benefits please visit http://www.k-state.edu/hr/benefits/unclass.pdf.

 

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. 

 

Background check required of successful applicant.

 

Information Technology Consultant Vacancy Announcement - Kansas State University Information Technology Assistance Center

November 20, 2014

Information Technology Consultant Vacancy Announcement

Position W0037220

 
The Kansas State University Information Technology Assistance Center, Manhattan, KS, is seeking applications for an Information Technology Consultant. This position works as a part of a team that provides support for more than 1900 workstations and a variety of mobile devices (iOS, Android devices, Windows Mobile, etc.) in administrative department and academic departments across two of the university’s campuses as well as the Kansas Department of Agriculture and Kansas State Research and Extension which include county offices across the state of Kansas. The network environment includes the following platform components: Windows 7/Windows 8, Windows Active Directory and Apple Mac OS X.
 

Responsibilities
Technical - Software & Operating Systems:
·      Install, configure, and maintain software applications and operating systems
·      Troubleshoot software configuration and usage problems
·      Assist end users with questions and problems
·      Train end users on proper use of software
·      Make recommendations to customer departments and users for applications to fulfill business functional requirements. (Due to the diverse functional requirements of the customer departments and end users, a highly complex group of software applications must be supported)
·      Design installation procedures for the deployment of software applications for end users
·      Install server-based applications to be used in a typical client/server relationship.
·      Comply with state, university, and departmental policies regarding installation and use of software applications
·      Comply with vendor license requirements for software applications and operating systems
·      Provide support for mobile devices (iOS, Android devices, Windows Mobile, etc.) and their integration with university systems such as email, calendaring and contact sync
 
Technical - Hardware:
·      Install, configure, and maintain computer and peripheral hardware to include hardware repairs, upgrades and printer repairs
·      Adhere to state, university, and departmental policies regarding hardware maintenance and use
·      Make recommendations to customer departments and users for hardware based on analysis of functional requirements and compatibility with existing hardware and software
·      Provide hardware repair for printers across campus
 
Work Request Coordination:
·      Coordinate and assign work requests to the student technicians
·      Determine priority for work requests and schedule appropriately within existing work conditions and quality of service parameters
·      Document solutions to reported problems for future reference by the PC/Network Technicians
·      Train PC technicians on current hardware/operating systems/software applications for installation, configuration, and troubleshooting procedures
·      Devise improvements in the PC support operation, including improvements in technical procedures, technical training, collecting and organizing technical information, improvements in the use of incident management technology, etc.
·      Work directly with customers to maintain a high level of service and address their needs, as well as keep customers informed of developments and issues pertaining to their incident or request
 
Distributed Application Deployment:
·      Deploy distributed applications to the university staff
·      Provide technical support for the client workstations by either collaborating with local technical support or by providing necessary support to complete the delivery and operation of the distributed applications
 
Research and Development:
·      Research new technologies
·      Produce reports for management analyzing the feasibility of new products
·      Make recommendations for future hardware, software applications, and operating systems by analyzing the functional requirements of the customer departments and end users, while considering compatibility with existing hardware and software configurations
 
Mandatory Qualifications
·      Bachelors Degree, or three years of related coursework or employment experience in information technology
·      Three years’ experience in a desktop support, help desk, and/or technical support environment
·      Extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in the configuration and administration of desktop operating systems (including Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mac OSX workstations) for users in a multi-user LAN environment
·      Extensive knowledge and experience in the use of Windows applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and file manager software on Intel-based desktop computers in a multi-user distributed network-computing environment involving one or more LAN servers
·      Extensive knowledge and experience with workstation hardware (installation, configuration, troubleshooting, repair and understand the relationship between the hardware and the operating system)
·      Experience working in a fast-paced work environment, assisting staff with varied technical and business systems needs
·      Analytical and problem solving skills to troubleshoot system problems
·      Manage multiple high priority initiatives in a fast paces, highly technical environment
·      Effective written and verbal communication skills; effective interpersonal skills in communicating technical IT issues to a non-technical public
·      Demonstrated strong customer service skills
·      Ability to work independently and as part of a team
·      Must be able to exercise individual judgment on solutions to problems, technology recommendations and service assistance
 

Preferred Qualifications 

·      BS in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related field, plus one year of experience in electronics, electrical engineering, telecommunications.  Five years of experience can be substituted for this qualification

·      Hands-on training and/or experience in supporting user access to Windows Active Directory environment.

·      Extensive knowledge and use of more complex Window-based applications, such as databases in a multi-user environment

·      Experience with desktop management, such as Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager

·      Experience working in a higher education environment

·      MCSE certification

·      Broad experience with mobile devices and the support of mobile devices (iOS, Android devices, Windows Mobile, etc.)

 

Salary Range: $40,000 - $45,900

Applicants must submit:
 

  1. Cover letter reflecting how skills meet the requirements of the position
  2. Detailed resume or vitae
  3. Names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references

 
Submit application materials electronically to itsemployment@k-state.edu.
 
Questions may be directed to Viki Horan at vhoran@k-state.edu.
 
This search has been extended.  Screening of additional applications will begin on December 5, 2014, and will continue until position is filled.
 
For a full listing of benefits please visit http://www.k-state.edu/hr/benefits/unclass.pdf.
 
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.  
 
Background check required of successful applicant.

 

Integration Developer - Kansas State University

December 18, 2014

In collaboration with the department of Talent Acquisition in Human Capital Services, Information Technology Services is piloting a process to help assess the effectiveness of screening applicant materials immediately upon their receipt.  Please submit your materials as soon as possible to ensure that full consideration is given to your application.
The Kansas State University Office of Mediated Education (OME), Manhattan Kansas, is seeking applications for an Integration Developer within the Office of Mediated Education (OME).  The person in this position will be responsible for coordinating, designing, and developing integrations for university enterprise information systems for the Office of Mediated Education (OME).  The specialist works collaboratively with business/process owners and other IT staff to develop and implement integration strategies to improve the management of university enterprise data.  The specialist is a member of a team coordinating the development of enterprise integration competencies based on the WebMethods platform.  OME serves the campus as a central information technology unit under the direction of the Vice Provost for Academic Services and Technology and provides services to support the University’s mission in the areas of teaching and learning, research, and technology transfer.
 
Responsibilities:
 
·         Coordinates and designs system and integration architectures for security, scalability, efficiency, reuse and performance
·         Designs APIs for system interfaces and develops prototypes
·         Develops and maintains code to facilitate integrations and web applications and develops and maintains reusable web services
·         Provides support and maintenance for integration packages and code
·         Keeps skills current with integration trends and best practices
 
Mandatory Qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science or closely related field 
·         Experience with WebMethods integration platform
·         Experience with HTML
·         Experience with version controls systems
·         Strong working knowledge of web services
·         Strong working knowledge of Object Oriented theory and design practices
·         Strong working knowledge of relational database theory, designing database models, and building optimal queries
·         Strong written and oral communication skills
    
Preferred Qualifications:
·         Experience with administration and configuration of the webMethods integration platform in a highly available environment
·         J2EE Experience including; servlets, Java Server Pages (JSP), Enterprise Java Beans (EJB), and Java Messaging Services (JMS)
·         Experience with JBoss or an equivalent application server
·         Familiarity with the Oracle Database Management System
·         Familiarity with the Unix Environment
·         JavaScript and CGI scripting experience
·         Working knowledge of XML from both a data and parsing standpoint
·         Experience with XSL or XSLT Style Sheets
·         Familiarity with the JSR168 Portlet API specification, WSRP, and SSO
 
Salary Range: Commensurate with skills and experience

Applicants must submit: 
1.       Cover letter reflecting how skills meet the requirements of the position

  1. Resume
  2. Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references

 
Submit application materials electronically to itsemployment@k-state.edu
Screening of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until position is filled.
 
Questions may be directed to Viki Horan at vhoran@kstate.edu
 
For a full listing of benefits please visit http://www.k-state.edu/hr/current-employees/benefits/summary.html.
 
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. 
 
Background check required of successful applicant.

Manager of Business Intelligence - Kansas State University

December 18, 2014

Position Vacancy Announcement
Manager of Business Intelligence, Position No. W0036166
 
 
Come join us at one of the best kept secrets in the nation, Kansas State University! 
 
Whether you’re into college sports, fine arts, boating and fishing, or hiking on the Konza Prairie, K-State and the surrounding area offer a wide variety of experiences that are sure to pique your interest.  
 
The Wildcats will have you bleeding purple!  We consistently stay near the top of the Big 12 in Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Equestrian, Rowing, and a number of other sports,  providing you with the opportunity to watch some of the best athletes in the world  ‘up close and personal’! 
 
The Little Apple, as Manhattan is fondly called, provides annual events like ‘Arts in the Park’ or ‘Country Stampede’.  It prides itself on major attractions like the McCain Auditorium & Nichols Theatre, the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, the Manhattan Arts Center, the Strecker-Nelson Art Gallery, the Willam T. Kemper Art Gallery, and the Flint Hills Discovery Center, as well as the Columbian Theatre Museum & Art Center and the Oz Museum in nearby Wamego.  If fine dining is something you enjoy, Manhattan won’t disappoint.  A wide variety of cuisines offered in both formal and relaxed settings will satisfy the most discriminating tastes.   And, if you simply can’t live without your favorite coffee house, we more than have you covered!
 
The culture of the Midwest, mingled with the diverse populations of nearby Ft. Riley and the university staff and students, provides a family-friendly atmosphere that can’t be beat.  We’re friendly, honest, and fun-loving.  We bleed purple, and would very much like to welcome you to our little oasis in the scenic Flint Hills if you are the successful candidate for this position.
 
The Information Systems Office at Kansas State University is seeking applicants for a Manager of Business Intelligence.  This position leads efforts to design and write reports, compile data, write data scripts, develop various programs in SQL and other databases to meet demands for data and information to assist in reporting and managing the university. It also supports the reporting system and works with different areas of the business to provide information. This role will become a subject matter expert for developing business intelligence and reporting in support of university business strategy.
 
Responsibilities
 
Management:
·         Manage data warehouse, business intelligence and data analysis efforts at K-State.
·         Work with departments interested in research, student and financial data to define and implement systems to meet their reporting needs.
·         Confer with primary user and department personnel to determine detailed requirements and report status
·         Assist in establishing budget and staffing levels, and make hiring recommendations
·         Meet periodically with Information Systems Office directors and managers, customer department directors and managers, and key university administrators to report status, review priorities, assess overall performance, and discuss new or unusual developments occurring with work assignments or assigned personnel
 
 
Supervision:
·         Supervise and evaluate assigned staff in the performance of systems analysis, design, and programming assignments
·         Participate in the development of the more critical or complex modules
·         Assist in situations where added effort is required to meet established work schedules
·         Review all work products to assure reasonable compliance with departmental standards of documentation and quality, and established procedures
 
Technical Leadership:
·         Serve as the technical lead and point of contact for technical questions and issues  around K-State’s BI and data analysis needs
·         Provide expert technical advice and consulting to users of the system, other K-State technical staff, and third party vendors 
·         Regularly facilitate and participate in project team meetings 
·         Assist in the development of project plans 
·         Communicate timely and accurate progress updates to supervisor, users, and project team members
·         Identify and delegate appropriate tasks to lower level technical staff and monitor results 
·         Review all work products to ensure reasonable compliance with departmental standards of documentation and quality, and established procedures
·         Aid supervisor in establishing team goals, and provide feedback on individual and team performance 
·         Assist in situations where added effort is required to meet established work schedules 
·         Develop technical training materials and assist in training other technical staff on vendor applications, programming languages, developer tools, and technical environment
 
Analysis/Design:
·         Analyze functional requirements and present system concepts for alternative technical solutions 
·         Estimate the respective costs and benefits of each alternative 
·         Coach and review analysis work performed by assigned personnel 
·         Recommend solutions and obtain approval of appropriate user and department personnel
 
Programming Operation Support:
·         Develop and test existing programs
·         Write new programs, queries,  reports, and dashboards
·         Develop and test data conversion and interface programs 
·         Research and resolve application problems 
·         Communicate and coordinate with other K-State technical staff and third party vendors regarding technical issues, bug fixes, system upgrades, and enhancements
·         Set up and automate daily operational processes
·         Assist in developing end-user testing scenarios 
·         Adhere to application development policies and procedures
·         Document technical solutions, program changes, operating procedures, and technical reference materials
 
Technical:
·         Develop and maintain a high level of technical proficiency through training, publications, and conferences 
·         Provide technical direction, training, and consultation to assigned staff
·         Advise management in the development or modification of technical or operational standards and procedures
 
Mandatory Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree
·         Minimum seven years’ experience in progressively responsible positions in a major information systems organization
·         Minimum four years’ experience in data analysis, data presentation, and work with data warehouse tools such as SQL Server, OBIEE, SAS or Tableau
·         Minimum two years’ experience managing and supervising technical staff, or as a technical lead responsible for delegating tasks and overseeing the work of others
·         Experience working in a group setting and interacting professionally to accomplish complex interdependent technical objectives
·         Ability to work independently with little supervision
·         Ability to motivate team members, create a positive work environment, and resolve conflicts
·         Ability to create and define a vision for Business Intelligence reporting and build strong camps-wide support for that vision
·         Strong interpersonal and communication skills
 
Preferred Qualifications   

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems or Systems Engineering or other appropriately related technical field
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in systems analysis and computer programming for large scale BI systems
  • Knowledge of business functions in a major research university
  • Experience implementing and managing vendor products and homegrown systems

 
Salary Range:  $85,000 - $105,000

 

Applicants must submit:

  1. Cover letter reflecting how skills meet the requirements of the position
  2. Resume
  3. Names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references

 
Submit application materials to itsemployment@k-state.edu
 
Screening of applications begins January 6, 2015, and will continue until position is filled.
 
Questions may be directed to Viki Horan at vhoran@kstate.edu
 
For a full listing of benefits please visit http://www.ksu.edu/hr/benefits/unclass.pdf.
 
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. 
 
Background check required of successful applicant.

Modeling & Analytics Team - JPMorgan Chase & Co.

December 11, 2014

 

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of

$2.4 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial 

services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, 

asset management and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan 

Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most 

prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. 

Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at  www.jpmorganchase.com.

 

About Chase

Chase is one of the largest U.S. providers of banking, credit cards, lending, wealth management and 

investment services, serving more than 50 million customers. We serve individual consumers, small 

businesses and mid-size companies. All Chase employees are focused on providing the best possible 

service to our customers every day. We believe that the success of our business is linked directly 

to the talent and commitment of our people. With that in mind, hard work and accomplishments are 

recognized and rewarded here.

 

Chase Modeling & Analytics Team

The Chase Modeling and Analytics group is a highly select team of Statisticians, Econometricians, 

Scientists, and Engineers, combining the best academic credentials and technical capabilities with 

an applied problem solving mindset.  The team’s work spans the various lines of business within the 

CCB, including Mortgage Banking, Consumer & Business Banking, Auto Finance, Card Services, and 

Capital. The orientation and type of problems addressed provide an ideal environment for a modeler 

to grow professionally and make significant contributions at the same time.

 

In addition to top-tier modeling capabilities, the desired candidate would be a critical thinker 

with a highly confident, analytically passionate, and outgoing disposition. He or she would thrive 

in a high pressure and high expectation environment, where each project assigned to him or her 

would likely have millions of dollars of impact to the business. The employee would understand the 

cost benefit relationship between solution sophistication and practicality and strive to produce 

the fastest yet most accurate and rigorous results. He or she would be comfortable and capable of 

working with senior bank executives, effectively communicating analytical, technical concepts.

 

The projects outlined below offer a glimpse into the types of initiatives within Chase that our PhD 

hires work on:

 

▪ Core Modeling – Work on projects that develop sophisticated models to meet internal and 

regulatory needs, performing data extraction, sampling, and statistical analysis, documenting the 

modeling process and model results to business leaders,

existing models in order to support important business functions.

existing models in order to support important business functions.

 

▪ Model Analytics – Work on projects that will expose you to risk, modeling, pricing,

financial reporting, analytics and forecasting as you seek to identify drivers of change, in order 

to understand and communicate the impact of a range of scenarios on the business. Manage the 

full-cycle of analysis; staring with identifying the opportunities and issues, collecting data, 

programming SAS, analyzing the data and making recommendations specific to policy changes

 

▪ Data Analytics – Work on projects that involve gathering, manipulating, and analyzing data to 

support risk/reward business decisions, assess and forecast profit and loss, recommend business 

strategies, or facilitate Risk Management

 

▪ Digital Analytics – Develop models, algorithms & platforms for product recommendations, & content 

personalization that will enhance the customer experience across the entire spectrum of digital 

commerce, payment and banking.

 

▪ New Customer Analytics – Work on projects that drive new customer engagement by building models 

to predict service calls, recommend services or product cross- sell/up-sell opportunities. Embed 

the analytics in systems used daily by the business. Example projects include the customer 

experience journey analysis where every customer touch-point is mapped, across channels and 

products.

 

▪ Quant Developer & Programming – Work on projects that analyze and validate business and 

functional requirements involving advanced modeling and mathematical concepts. Design, Test & 

implement high-performance software and document results

 

 

What we’re looking for

We are looking for that rare breed of analytics professional who possesses:

 

▪ Ph.D. in Statistics, Mathematics, Econometrics, Information Sciences, Engineering, Physics or a 

related quantitative field is preferred.

▪ Experience performing statistical analysis, data mining techniques, knowledge of SAS and SQL, and 

working with relational databases including Oracle/Teradata preferred.

▪ Knowledge of quantitative business analysis and statistical modeling techniques, including linear 

regression, logistic regression, decision trees, clustering, recommender systems, text mining, NLP 

or computational linguistics, Support Vector Machines, KNN (K nearest neighbors), random forests 

and time series preferred.

▪ Exceptional unstructured problem solving skills

▪ Strong communications skills and comfort presenting in front of senior management 

 

Please direct all questions and resumes to: jpmc.phd.hiring@jpmchase.com

Fill out an application here: http://tinyurl.com/JPMCPhDHiring

 

Ruby Software Deveoper - Ruby Software Engineer

September 22, 2014

Red Nova Labs’ engineering department is a fast-paced and dynamic environment. We believe attitude and culture matter just as much as pure skill. Instead of formal conference room training, you will be pulling down repositories on day one. It's not easy to push code updates to hundreds of servers multiple times a day or provide fast and reliable service to millions of visitors, but we believe that our team can do anything.

About Us
·        Red Nova Labs provides scalable and modern cloud-based platforms that help self storage businesses grow.
·        We introduce our clients to high-quality new customers and give merchants the tools and analytics to effectively manage and drive decisions.
·        We are disrupting and transforming the $30B+ self storage industry by focusing on building software with an exceptional user experience.

Responsibilities
·        You will be a key contributor to our cloud-based platforms and APIs.
·        You will work with teams on building our high-performance and high-availability system utilizing open-source technologies.
·        You will build applications that focus on great user experience.
·        You will write maintainable code with extensive tests and version control.

Requirements
·        You can code at all levels of a web application stack or you’re ready to learn it quickly.
·        You have experience with databases (MYSQL, Postgres, etc.).
·        You can translate technical requirements into elegant code solutions.
·        You have designed and built mission-critical services.
·        You write tools to automate your job.
·        You focus on continuous improvement and can describe the approaches you have taken.
·        You are hands on, passionate, persistent, creative, and humble. You get things done.

Bonus Points
·        Expertise in one or more of: HTTP, REST, databases, NOSQL databases, JavaScript, and service-oriented architectures.
·        Developing automated deployment scripts with Chef, Capistrano, or AWS OpsWorks.
·        Using Test Driven Development and experience writing accurate tests.

Perks
·        Competitive salary
·        Medical, dental, and vision coverage
·        401K matching
·        Catered lunches
·        Amazing cubicle-free office space, stocked snack area, full kitchen access, ping pong, foosball
·        Unlimited coffee, tea, soda, Red Bull, and Gatorade
·        Regular social events and happy hours
·        Awesome co-workers

How to apply
·        Use Resumator or email jobs@rednovalabs.com with your resume
·        A cover letter and your Github account are a plus
 Check out our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/RedNovaLabs) to see us in action.
 

December 18, 2014

14026 - Senior Software Engineer
Location: Lenexa, KS 
Position Summary:
Design and implement hardware and software solutions for automated avionics test stations. Work with a small team or alone to implement testing requirements from avionics radio OEM’s 
Position Requirements: 

  • BSEE, BSCS, BSCE, or equivalent
  • 2 to 10 years of software and electrical engineering experience
  • Proficient in C programming language
  • An understanding of common test equipment including RF generators, RF analyzers and communication busses such as ARINC 429
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team or alone 

Preferred: 

  • Experience working with LabWindows/CVI programming environment
  • Experience with AutoCAD/Mentor for schematic design
  • ARINC 608 interface knowledge 

Aeroflex Incorporated positions require use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All accepted applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined by ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. Person as U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. “Green Card Holder”) Political Asylee, or Refugee. 
All positions are subject to a satisfactory pre-offer background check and a satisfactory post-offer drug screen. 

Aeroflex Incorporated provides reasonable accommodation to applicants who are Veterans or who have disabilities and are unable to fully use our company applications system.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email careers@aeroflex.com or contact Human Resources:  

Aeroflex, Wichita 
Av-Comm Business Unit

10200 West York Street
Wichita, KS   67215-8935   [USA]
Phone: (316) 522-4981
Toll Free: 1-800-835-2352

Aeroflex Incorporated is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D

Software Designer/Developer - Morning Stars LLC

September 25, 2014

JOB DESCRIPTION
 

Morning Stars LLC is seeking a full time, entry level website developer to work in the IT department. A successful candidate is expected to perform the assigned tasks with the highest level of professionalism and accountability as an integral part of our team. This role will be responsible for improving the user experience of the customer facing web portals. This role will also be involved in designing the next generation of web architecture. This position will require attention to detail and accuracy, must have a good strong background in programming.

RESPONSIBILITIES
 

● Software design and development

● Assisting in hardware design and testing

● Collaborating with the engineering group

● Working closely with lead developer with the improvement of the web portal and web

architecture

● Create testing plans and documentation

JOB REQUIREMENTS
 

● 2+ years of relevant industry experience

● Experienced programming in PHP, HTML, Javascript a must.

 

● Experience with the following databases: MySQL

● Web Server experience – Apache a must,

● Experience with front end design, CSS and document object model.

● Experience with API integration of system.

HOW TO APPLY
 

Send a cover letter and resume to edgar@liquorstoreq.com ATTN: Edgar Rada

Software Developer - AGIS Inc.

December 9, 2014

AGIS, an established and growing company producing mobile apps and communication systems, is looking to add two developers. One developer is for Java with demonstrated experience on Android using Eclipse IDE and second developer is for C#/C++ with demonstrated experience on Win32 using Visual Studio. Both positions are for full time, permanent positions to expand product offerings.

AGIS produces situational awareness and command and control systems solving real world problems. Developer focus will be in either infrastructure or GUI/GIS. Infrastructure role includes background working with multi-threading, networking, hardware/software interfacing, and performance profiling. GUI role includes knowledge of GIS systems, GPS, standard mapping and imagery formats. Flexible in working at home and in the office.

Successful individuals will have strong problem solving skills, be self-motivated, able to work without constant supervision, and able to understand and debug a product consisting of several processes interacting in real-time on multiple computers. Technical degree required.

No relocation offered. No visa sponsorship available. No agencies. US citizenship required.
AGIS offers a wide variety of benefits (401K, medical, dental, life insurance) with full-time positions.
.

Send a cover letter and resume with 3 references to Sandel Blackwell (sblackwell@agisinc.com)

Systems Coordinator for Student Finance - Kansas State University

October 30, 2014

Systems Coordinator for Student Finance, Position No. W0041075
 
 
Come join us at one of the best kept secrets in the nation, Kansas State University! 
 
Whether you’re into college sports, fine arts, boating and fishing, or hiking on the Konza Prairie, K-State and the surrounding area offer a wide variety of experiences that are sure to pique your interest.  
 
The Wildcats will have you bleeding purple!  We consistently stay near the top of the Big 12 in Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Equestrian, Rowing, and a number of other sports,  providing you with the opportunity to watch some of the best athletes in the world  ‘up close and personal’! 
 
The Little Apple, as Manhattan is fondly called, provides annual events like ‘Arts in the Park’ or ‘Country Stampede’.  It prides itself on major attractions like the McCain Auditorium & Nichols Theatre, the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, the Manhattan Arts Center, the Strecker-Nelson Art Gallery, the Willam T. Kemper Art Gallery, and the Flint Hills Discovery Center, as well as the Columbian Theatre Museum & Art Center and the Oz Museum in nearby Wamego.  If fine dining is something you enjoy, Manhattan won’t disappoint.  A wide variety of cuisines offered in both formal and relaxed settings will satisfy the most discriminating tastes.   And, if you simply can’t live without your favorite coffee house, we more than have you covered!
 
The culture of the Midwest, mingled with the diverse populations of nearby Ft. Riley and the university staff and students, provides a family-friendly atmosphere that can’t be beat.  We’re friendly, honest, and fun-loving.  We bleed purple, and would very much like to welcome you to our little oasis in the scenic Flint Hills if you are the successful candidate for this position.
 
This position in the Information Systems Office at Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, is a senior application developer on the Student Information System (iSIS) application development team.  It works closely with the iSIS Product Manager, Information Systems Supervisor, other Systems Coordinators, and functional subject matter experts to design, develop, and implement application changes and enhancements, provide production support, and design and develop systems interfaces and reports.  The position is primarily responsible for the iSIS Student Finance module which houses student billing and accounts receivable data, and facilitates and coordinates changes in cooperation with the Division of Financial Services/University Cashier’s Office, and other administrative offices as appropriate.
 
The position serves as a technical consultant, assigns tasks, and mentors less-experienced application developers.  It serves as a primary point of contact for technical questions or issues when the Information Systems Supervisor is unavailable or out of the office.
 
This position is eligible for promotion to an Information Systems Supervisor.
 
Responsibilities
 
Technical Leadership

  • Serve as the technical lead and point of contact for technical questions and issues
  • Provide expert technical advice and consulting to end users in multiple departments, to other technical staff, and to third party vendors
  • Regularly facilitate meetings with primary functional offices
  • Participate in project team meetings and assist in the development of project plans
  • Communicate timely and accurate progress updates to supervisor, users, and project team members
  • Identify and delegate appropriate tasks to lesser experienced technical staff and monitor results
  • Review all work products to ensure reasonable compliance with departmental standards for documentation, quality, and established procedures
  • Develop and conduct training for other technical staff on vendor applications, programming languages, developer tools, and technical environment

 
Analysis/Design

  • Meet with functional subject matter experts and user management to define requirements and determine appropriate system changes, configuration, and implementation strategies
  • Analyze modifications for routine software application maintenance bundles/patches/fixes, develop plans, coordinate testing, and apply maintenance packages
  • Analyze and design interfaces to other K-State and third party applications
  • Analyze and design specialized queries, reports, system add-ons, data migration strategies, and operational processes
  • Participate in planning production moves
  • Analyze the impact and develop strategies for applying system upgrades, fixes, and patches
  • Provide technical expertise regarding the implementation and daily operation of the system

 
Programming

  • Develop and test existing programs, write new programs, queries, and reports
  • Develop and test data conversion and interface programs as required
  • Research and resolve application problems
  • Communicate and coordinate with other K-State technical staff and third party vendors regarding technical issues, bug fixes, system upgrades, and enhancements
  • Set up and automate daily operational processes
  • Assist in developing end-user test scenarios
  • Adhere to application development policies and procedures
  • Document technical solutions, program changes, operating procedures, and provide appropriate technical reference materials

 
Operational Support

  • Serve as the point of contact for technical questions and issues related to system implementation and operation
  • Provide routine system performance monitoring
  • Maintain integration availability between systems
  • Research and resolve production issues reported by functional offices and the university’s Incident Tracking System
  • Migrate development projects from test instances to production for less experienced developers
  • Perform data fixes when necessary
  • Communicate and coordinate technical tasks among technical and functional staff and third party vendors
  • Work with technical staff to ensure proper system security, back-up, and recovery procedures
  • Provide on-call support and proactive system maintenance

 
Consulting/Training

  • Serve as an technical consultant and provide assistance to other technical staff, end users, and third party vendors
  • Develop technical training materials and assist in training other application developers on vendor applications, programming languages, developer tools, and technical environment
  • Coordinate and conduct end user training for functional staff with varying experience levels and in various departments to promote use of the system across campus

 
Technical

  • Attend meetings, conferences, and training sessions to increase knowledge of vendor applications, developer tools, programming languages, and technical environment
  • Research best practices and learn complex new information technologies through personal research, hands-on experience, and formal and informal training
  • Maintain currency in the profession

 
 
Mandatory Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering, Business Administration, Management Information Systems or other appropriate field
·         Minimum five years’ systems analysis and computer programming in a business applications environment
·         In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience designing, coding, testing, and maintaining PeopleSoft application programs utilizing PeopleSoft PeopleTools and the SQR programming language
·         In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience with relational database query tools/languages such as SQL and PL/SQL
·         Ability to learn complex new information technologies through a combination of significant personal research efforts, hands-on experience, formal and informal training
·         Ability to work effectively in a group setting and interact professionally to accomplish complex interdependent technical objectives
·         Ability to work independently to complete assigned tasks
·         Ability to balance multiple tasks and priorities effectively
·         Have a track record of completing projects on time with high quality 
 
Preferred Qualifications   
·         Advanced degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering, Management Information Systems, Business or Public Administration, or other appropriately related technical field
·         In-depth knowledge of and extensive experience in systems analysis, design, and development of enterprise administrative applications, especially PeopleSoft
·         Experience deploying and maintaining enterprise administrative applications on a complex technical architecture, e.g., Unix operating system, Oracle relational database, with multiple application and web servers
·         Experience integrating a university’s student information system with other departmental applications or third party vendor software utilizing best practices
·         Experience with one or more of the following tools and technologies:
·  SQL, SQL Plus, PL/SQL
·  PeopleSoft PeopleTools
·  SQR Programming Language
·  HTML, XML
·  CGI Scripting, PERL
·  UNIX Shell Scripting
·  TOAD (Tool for Oracle Applications Developers)
·  Oracle RDBMS 11g or higher
·  J2EE
·         Team leader experience on a variety of application development projects
·         Working knowledge installing, configuring, and maintaining Windows based applications
·         Basic understanding of accounting concepts and financial processes of a major research university
 
Salary Range:  $58,000 - $65,000
 
Applicants must submit:

  1. Cover letter reflecting how skills meet the requirements of the position
  2. Resume

Names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references

Submit application materials to itsemployment@k-state.edu
 
Screening of applications begins December 1, 2014, and will continue until position is filled.
 
Questions may be directed to Viki Horan at vhoran@kstate.edu
 
For a full listing of benefits please visit http://www.ksu.edu/hr/benefits/unclass.pdf.
 
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. 
 
Background check required of successful applicant

Systems Engineer- Two Positions - Kansas State University

December 18, 2014

Kansas State University Enterprise Server Technologies, Manhattan Kansas, is seeking applications for two Systems Engineers.  These positions will serve as members of the System Engineering teams responsible for engineering and third level support for Unix Systems or Security Technologies.
Responsibilities:
1.  The specific responsibilities for each position include

  • Unix Systems Engineering Position:

-       Unix Programming (ruby, python, perl, shell scripting)
-       Configuration of multi-user, multi-host, multi-OS, server environments
-       Installation and Maintenance of:
· Configuration Management tools (esp. Chef)
· Unix OSs: Ubuntu, RHEL, CentOS
· Host-based firewall management (iptables, ipf)
· Enterprise services (nfs, ntp, dns, smtp, cifs, ldap)
· Converged infrastructure technologies
 

  • Security Engineering Position:

-       Assist in security architecture to include deployment of:
· IDS/IPS systems
· Firewalls
· Network Access control
-       Security incident and event management
-       Incident response
-       Security assessment of new technologies
-       Regulatory compliance of information systems based on privacy and security-related legislation and regulations such as HIPAA, FERPA, ECPA, CALEA, PCI DSS, and DMCA relevant in higher education
-       Vulnerability assessment
 
2.  Participate in professional training in furtherance of certification in line with team duties and responsibilities
 
3.  Such other duties as may be required
 
Mandatory Qualifications:
·         A minimum of two years’ combined education and/or experience as required in the Unix Systems or Security matrices
·         Two to five years’ experience in either Unix Systems or Security
·         Demonstrated capability to conduct duties outlined above
·         Ability to track and apportion time across multiple projects and troubleshooting tickets
·         Strong interpersonal skills
·         Strong analytical skills
·         Effective communicator (orally and in writing) with non-technical and technical audiences
·         Willingness to certify through examination or other means that requisite knowledge, skills, and experience are possessed in order to maintain or progress in responsibility and salary
    
Preferred Qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or other field relevant to information technology
·         Certifications in relevant engineering domains
·         Experience working with IT systems deployed in higher education
·         Understanding and experience with ITIL processes
·         Experience troubleshooting complex IT issues in interconnected systems
 
Salary Range: Commensurate with skills and experience

Applicants must submit: 
1.       Cover letter reflecting how skills meet the requirements of the position

  1. Resume
  2. Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references

 
Submit application materials electronically to itsemployment@k-state.edu
Screening of applications begins January 6, 2015, and will continue until positions are filled.
 
Questions may be directed to Viki Horan at vhoran@k-state.edu
 
For a full listing of benefits please visit http://www.k-state.edu/hr/current-employees/benefits/summary.html.
 
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. 
 
Background check required of successful applicant.
 

Thunderhead Software Developer - Thunderhead Engineering

December 10, 2014

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER
We are seeking a full time Software Developer interested in Java and C++ application development. As part of our team, you will see your work on our fire and evacuation modeling products used by engineers and architects solving essential safety problems. 
 
At Thunderhead Engineering, developers take on multiple roles related to every aspect of product development. In addition to coding core features, developers directly support users, write scripts for build and test automation, write documentation, and create web sites. Developers also travel to conferences and connect with customers in the fields we serve.
 
REQUIREMENTS
- BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
- Experience with Java and C++
- Desire to learn new skills
- Strong oral and written communication ability
 
DESIRED EXPERIENCE
- Simulation programming
- Scripting and automation
- 3D graphics programming
- Computational geometry
- Full stack web development
 
ABOUT US
Thunderhead Engineering is a small software company in Manhattan, Kansas that develops application software used around the world to simulate fires, emergency evacuation, and flow in porous media. Founded in 1998, we continue strong, steady growth in our software markets.

TO APPLY
To apply, send a cover letter and resume by email to jobs@thunderheadeng.com. In the cover letter please describe your experience and why you would be a good fit for this position

Web Developer/Programmer - Lowen Corporation

December 8, 2014

Web Developer/Programmer
We are searching for an outstanding Web Developer/Programmer to be a part of our web development team.  Our web developers work closely with marketing, designers and other team members to create innovative web and graphics applications.  Programming, UI design and database administration are all elements of this position.
 
Responsibilities

  • Understand SEO and build search engine optimized web pages/websites
  • Understand and apply web development/programming best practices
  • Understand UI, cross-browser compatibility, general web functions and standards.
  • Understand Twitter Bootstrap and other current web technologies
  • Convert raw images and layouts from a graphic designer into CSS/HTML
  • Identify appropriate architecture and technical solutions
  • Communicate to the manager with efficiency and accuracy any progress and/or delays.
  • Engage in outside-the-box thinking.
  • Alert colleagues to emerging technologies or applications and the opportunities to integrate them into operations and activities.

 
 
Required Skills

  • BS in computer science or a related field, or significant equivalent experience
  • 3 years minimum experience with HTML/XHTML and CSS
  • 2 years minimum web programming experience, including PHP, ASP and/or ASP.Net
  • 2 years minimum JavaScript, jQuery experience
  • 1 year minimum experience working with relational databases and a good working knowledge of SQL
  • Programming experience, especially C# and VB a plus
  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Good time management skills

Mandie Lyons
Web/Graphics Programming Supervisor
Lowen Corporation
P: 620-665-2827
F: 620-663-1429
E: mandiel@lowen.com
W: www.lowen.com

Web Systems Engineer - Kansas State University of Mediated Education

October 10, 2014

The Kansas State University Office of Mediated Education (OME) in Manhattan, KS, is seeking applications for a Web Systems Engineer. This position provides services for the application and web development teams, including capacity planning, infrastructure design, and systems/software installation and maintenance.  The Web Systems Engineering team produces infrastructure to provide a reliable and stable environment for application development and deployment.
 
This position is eligible to promote to a Senior Web Systems Engineer.
 
Responsibilities
·         Administer servers including: Apache, JBoss/Tomcat, and others as needed
·         Maintain identical environments on development, alpha, beta, and production servers and ensure proper operation of these systems
·         Develop and maintain configuration management for infrastructure applications and configurations
·         Work with developers to troubleshoot problems on servers in all environments and assist with integration of new code into production systems
·         Develop and maintain tools for automation, monitoring, and capacity planning
·         Manage and maintain secure infrastructure
·         Research new products and technologies and recommend purchases
·         Manage server logs and produce reports for application development staff or clients as appropriate
 
Mandatory Qualifications
·         Associate degree in computer science or closely related field.  Two years’ relevant experience may be substituted for a degree.  (Does not replace additional experience required.)
·         2+ years’ experience in systems engineering and/or administration
·         Experience with dynamic/interpreted programming languages, such as Perl, Python, Ruby, or shell scripting
·         Experience with automated monitoring and management of complex systems
·         Familiarity with Linux/UNIX/POSIX systems tooling
·         Strong programming skills with emphasis on systems and automation programming
·         Strong troubleshooting/debugging skills in systems and programming environments
·         Good verbal and written communication skills
       
Preferred Qualifications
·         Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or related field
·         Experience maintaining enterprise level Java web application server
·         Experience with RDBMS, JBoss, Tomcat, Samba, Apache, LDAP
·         Understanding of network protocols with emphasis on those relating to web and application servers
·         Familiarity with common open source web service infrastructure
·         Experience with Kerberos, Active Directory, Shibboleth
·         Experience using Chef, or similar configuration management tools
·         Familiarity with principles of web systems capacity planning
·         Experience with virtual machine technology such as VMware, Amazon EC2, Virtualbox, Xen, or similar 

Salary Range: Commensurate with skills and experience
 
Applicants must submit: 
1.       Cover letter reflecting how skills meet the requirements of the position
2.       Resume
3.       Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references

Applicants must submit: 
1.       Cover letter reflecting how skills meet the requirements of the position
2.       Resume
3.       Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references
 
Submit application materials electronically to itsemployment@k-state.edu
 
Screening of applications begins October 27, 2014, and will continue until position is filled.
 
Questions may be directed to Viki Horan at vhoran@k-state.edu
 
For a full listing of benefits please visit http://www.k-state.edu/hr/current-employees/benefits/
 
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.  Background check required.