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Director, Vehicle Research and Test Center - Department Of Transportation

October 3, 2014

SALARY RANGE:

$120,749.00 to $174,300.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 to Friday, November 7, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-0340-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Permanent - Career

 

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - East Liberty, OH View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified U.S. citizens.

Please Note: We will perform interim reviews of all applications received by midnight on October 9, 2014 and October 30, 2014.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency
Come on board with us and take a journey that will challenge your mind and develop your career. The quality of our lives, the shape of our communities and the productivity of our Nation's economy depend on our transportation systems. We recognize and value the importance of our workforce and the diversity of backgrounds and ideas that each employee brings. The U.S. Department of Transportation: Careers in Motion.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is an exciting and progressive organization. We are seeking individuals who are committed to superior service and who can help us continue our work to reduce highway injuries and fatalities. Excellent benefits including 401k and family friendly leave policies. Visit our website at www.nhtsa.dot.gov

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
  • Provide all required documents by closing date

DUTIES:
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The Director, Vehicle Research and Test Center

Under the general supervision of the Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety Research, serves as the Director, Vehicle Research and Test Center, with responsibility for directing the formulation and conduct of research, development, testing, and evaluation necessary to 1) establish a sound information base for developing safety standards for motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment, 2) develop test technologies, procedures and equipment in support of motor vehicle safety research, standards enforcement, defect investigations and vehicle ratings, and 3) support investigations of possible noncompliance with safety standards and investigations of possible safety defects. Further, is responsible for directing other motor vehicle related research, development, testing, evaluation and demonstration for other activities of the Federal Government.

Provides executive leadership in programs, the characteristics of which are subject to change in scope, complexity, and importance commensurate with the growth and development of programs throughout the Administration, many of which are subject to Congressional surveillance, widespread public interest and have substantial national and international impact. Program progress is affected in many ways by changing automotive technologies, resource availability, priority shifts, and unexpected events requiring immediate attention.

Areas of activity include the following:

• Leads the analytical reviews of research, development and test findings and oversees their development into scientifically supported recommendations needed for operational and senior management decisions of major importance in the administration of programs throughout the Administration.

• Maintains liaison with professional organizations and safety groups in the scientific and academic communities to keep abreast of emerging technological changes and current state-of-the-art.

• Conducts high-level staff meetings and makes significant technical contributions for use in Administration planning, policy formulation, and rulemaking and enforcement activities.

• Directs a highly technical staff into productive channels, reviews and evaluates program progress and accomplishments in terms of objectives and assigned functional responsibilities, and initiates appropriate measures to insure the integrity of the Office programs.

• Leads a multidisciplinary staff and administers personnel management responsibilities for professional, technical, administrative and clerical support personnel.

• Furthers equal employment opportunity by demonstrated affirmative efforts in selections for employment, promotions, training and employee development, and employee recognition in concert with the Secretary's initiatives and general equal employment goals.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
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As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Technical Qualifications (TQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS(TQs): Below are descriptions of the technical qualifications that will be presented to you within the online application. You must clearly demonstrate in your responses how your experience supports each of the TQs.

    1. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and direct exploratory and investigative research and laboratory testing programs for improving and maintaining the safety of motor vehicles and equipment.
    2. Demonstrated knowledge of the safety technologies utilized to improve vehicle safety and the ability to direct the technical analyses of risks and benefits associated with those technologies and the development of unique and/or complicated laboratory test procedures related to them.
    3. Demonstrated ability to organize and manage a team of cross-disciplinary professionals and provide the leadership and collaboration skills necessary to assess program needs and with input from colleagues to determine and implement an appropriate solution.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): Below are descriptions of the ECQs that that will be presented to you within the online application.

Please Note: Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility, and SES Candidate Development graduates who have been certified by OPM do NOT need to address the ECQs.

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision 
ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building
ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating

FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES: The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation. Additional information about the SES and Executive Core Qualifications can be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) SES Website.

You are strongly encouraged to review OPMs Guide to SES Qualifications for specific examples and guidance on writing effective ECQ narrative statements.
 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:

  • Complete a one-year SES probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Complete a Public Financial Disclosure report, OGE-278. You will need to provide the information annually.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your resume and responses to the ECQs and TQs are an integral part of the process for determining your basic and specialized qualifications for the position. Responses to the qualification statements that are not supported by your resume and/or supporting documentation may eliminate you from highly or well-qualified status and/or result in non-referral. An SES rating and ranking panel will evaluate your application based on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Applicants determined to be highly qualified may undergo an interview and a reference check. If selected, your ECQs must be certified by an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Review Board (QRB), unless you are a current SES executive or have successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program. You must receive certification before you can be appointed to the position. We recommend you preview the questions for this announcement before you start the application process. 
To preview questions please click here.

BENEFITS:
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You can review our benefits at:https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/dot/vacancy/preview!benefits.hms?orgId=2&jnum=70507

OTHER INFORMATION:

Veterans preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.

HOW TO APPLY:
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You must submit a complete online application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.

  • To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement posting.
  • Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
  • You may review your saved application(s) at https://my.usajobs.gov.

If you are having difficulty applying online, please contact the DOT Automated Staffing Office during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET) at (202) 366-1298. You may also email us at Transjobs@dot.gov.
 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents must be provided by the closing date:

  • RESUME - showing relevant experience and education. Please do not include pictures in your application package.
  • COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE - Responses to the Technical and Executive Core Qualifications are limited to 4,500 characters per question. Do NOT include your answers in the body of your USAJOBS resume, since they will be asked separately.
  • SF-50 - Current & former federal employees should submit an SF-50 which shows your current (or most recent grade.)
    • Current Career Senior Executives and individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility must submit a copy of an SF-50 which shows career SES status
  • CANDIDATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM CERTIFICATE - individuals who have successfully completed an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved SES Candidate Development Program, submit a copy of your OPM certificate.

Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the announcement will result in your removal from consideration for this position.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Automated Staffing Office
Phone: 202-366-1298
Fax: 571-258-4052
Email: TRANSJOBS@dot.gov

Agency Information:
DOT, NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMIN
Submit Application and Documents Online
1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50
Washington, DC
20590
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

 

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

If you have opted to receive account status updates via USAJobs, you will receive online confirmation that your application package has been received. All applicants will receive a notification email of the final outcome regarding the hiring decision.

Please Note: We will perform interim reviews of all applications received by midnight on October 9, 2014 and October 30, 2014. All applications must be completed and submitted electronically no later than midnight ET of the closing date. Final reviews will be performed after the announcement closing, and timely notice of the status of your application will be emailed to you. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and selectingApplication Status.

 

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.

 

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.
 

Senior Software Developer - GTM Sportswear

August 22, 2014

GTM Sportswear is seeking an experienced Senior Software Develop to join our GTM Team! This position will be responsible for maintaining, supporting, and enhancing the existing infrastructure as well as leading development of new systems and applications.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
•Leads development and maintenance of ERP programs and solutions to support various business areas of GTM Sportswear.
•Leads development and maintenance of web applications including eCommerce web applications and its supporting systems.
•Leads development and maintenance of interfaces between the systems that allow GTM Sportswear staff to complete operations.
•Contributes in database development that supports ERP programs, web applications and interfaces.

Qualifications:
Education:
•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.

Job Requirements:
•At least 6 years of experience in .NET application development.
•At least 1 year of experience as a Team Lead in a Team Development Environment
•Must possess superior skills in ASP.Net and Visual studio using either C# or VB.Net.
•Experience in developing and consuming web services, DLLs and APIs.
•Strong understanding of SQL, Object Oriented Development, and Microsoft SQL Server.
•Strong understanding of application architecture models such as MVC, MVVC, and N-Tiered architecture.
•Strong understanding of XML.
•Experience in all phases of the SDLC lifecycle to include design, architecture, development, and delivery.
•Work closely with other Software Engineers and Solution Delivery team to-implement best architecture approaches.
•Ability to meet deadlines, multi-task between projects and triage work requests – based upon priority and complexity.
•Experience in Scrum Agile projects a plus.

Business Initiative Requirements:
•Education – Lead in implementing technologies and techniques that will make you and your team more efficient, productive and competitive.
•GTM Software Systems – Lead in the understanding of software used to complete daily tasks in other business areas of the company.
•Task Management – Lead and assist in providing accurate estimates around the effort of an individual task and projects. Lead in providing options to your team managers so they can make better decisions about what the development team can deliver in the allotted time frame.
•Foundation and performance – Lead and assist in the development of code for scalability, robustness, and reusability. Lead and collaborate in developing code that performs at a high level.
•Usability – Lead in the collaboration and planning with those who will consume back end code: the front end developer and peers on the back end development team.

Equipment Used:
Standard office equipment, such as computers, fax machines, copiers, scanners, multi-line phones, and audio/visual equipment.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the individual must be able to sit, reach with hands and arms, as well as use hands and fingers for frequent data entry and computer use for long periods of time. The individual must also be able to occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch as well as be able to lift up to 25 pounds. Specific demands also include the ability to see in color as well as to talk to and hear customers and staff. 

Jessica Thomas

Talent Acquisition Specialist 

520 McCall Rd.

Manhattan, KS 66502

800.336.4486 ext. 1221

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

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

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.