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Monday, November 21, 2005

11:16 AM     Internet Industry Major Market Sales Exec

INTERNET INDUSTRY MAJOR MARKET SALES EXEC
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LOCATION: Houston, TX

RELO: No.

TRAVEL: 0%

POSITION TYPE: Direct Hire

APPROXIMATE PAY RATE: $140K - $180K at plan

JOB DESCRIPTION: A leading internet company I am working with is growing exponentially and offers professional development and advancement. There are two specific positions available in the Houston Market - Major Account Sales and National Account Sales. The Major Account Position compensation is $140K at plan and top performers are earning $225K. The National Account Position compensation is $180K to $300K at the various levels of plan and top performers are earning $425K.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
I am looking for individuals with the following experience:

* Experience selling Fortune 1000 Accounts
* Experience calling on and meeting with VP and C-Level Executives
* 4 years minimum sales experience
* Experience selling $100K minimum size deals

HOW TO APPLY
Send your resume to Heather Mayfield and give her a call at (214)289-9281. Let her know you saw it here!

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Thursday, November 17, 2005

7:19 AM     VB / SAP Web Application Analyst

VB/SAP WEB APPLICATION ANALYST
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LOCATION: Richardson, TX

RELO: No.

TRAVEL: 10%

POSITION TYPE: Direct Hire

APPROXIMATE PAY RATE: DOE

EMPLOYER INFO: Lennox International is a leading provider of climate control solutions for heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration markets in over 100 countries. We are focused on three key businesses: Heating and Cooling, Service Experts, and Refrigeration. You will be interacting with business customers, IT personnel and Management.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
* Experience designing, coding, testing, documenting and maintaining Web front-end interfaces using Visual Basic and a compilation of Java, Microsoft. Net, JavaScript, VBScript, SQL, C++, or other languages to make business application web accessible.
* Ability to work with users to support business applications and investigating operational problems/systems requirements.
* Must be able to complete a project phase and follow it through to completion.
* Experience with SAP Mobile Sales, SAP CRM, ABAP and/or Object oriented ABAP is highly desirable.

PLUSSES:
* Experience with Portal, SAP Struts, SAP Internet Pricing and Configurator (IPC), B2B and/or B2C experience is a plus.

HOW TO APPLY
Send your resume to Bobbi Sanchez and let her know you saw it here!

(reference / job number:1388-US-TX-Richardson-Web Application Analyst-VB/SAP)

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7:11 AM     HR Sales Generalist

HR SALES GENERALIST
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LOCATION: Tyler, TX (Yes, really!)

RELO: No.

TRAVEL: 25% - 30%

POSITION TYPE: Direct Hire

APPROXIMATE PAY RATE: Competitive

JOB DESCRIPTION: Major Responsibilities:
* Apply human resources tools and processes across the organizationto ensure the appropriate people, processes and structure are in place to achieve business results
* Analyze performance management, personal development and humanresource plans; develop and implement appropriate training and development opportunities to meet individual and organizational needs
* Develop and implement recruiting and hiring strategies utilizinginternal talent and external resources to meet current and future business needs
* Apply and implement local and corporate HR policies, as required
* Administer salaried and sales compensation plans; Provide periodic compensation training to managers
* Provide positive employee relations support to client groups
* Champion opportunities for division-wide best practice sharing and standardization of processes
* Provide leadership and support as needed for safety and well-beinginitiatives

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Education/Experience:
* Four-year degree in human resources, business or related field
* 5 - 7 years professional human resources experience
* Prior experience in a marketing and sales organization preferred
* Knowledge of sales incentive compensation plans a plus

Key Competencies:
* Strong leadership skills
* Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment
* Excellent problem solving and conflict management skills
* Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
* Detail-oriented with strong organizational and analytical skills
* Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
* Strong presentation skills, including both creation and delivery
* Demonstrated proficiency using MS Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint preferred

Other requirements:
* Willing and able to travel overnight 25 - 30% of the time

PLUSSES:
* Experience with college recruiting and cooperative education programs preferred
* Knowledge of talent management systems a plus
* DDI facilitator certification a plus
* Willingness/ability to relocate to other American Standard sites in HR role preferred

HOW TO APPLY
Send your resume to Deane Osner and let him know you found it here!

(reference / job number:Human Resources - RS Sales)

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6:58 AM     Windows 2003 / IIS / AD Tech

WINDOWS 2003 / IIS / AD TECH
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LOCATION: Dallas, TX

RELO: No.

TRAVEL: 0%

POSITION TYPE: 1.5 Year Contract

APPROXIMATE PAY RATE: Competitive

JOB DESCRIPTION: This position provides installation and system support services for mission-critical customer businesses in the IDC managed hosting environment.

Ongoing support of managed customer environments Milestones: Duties include deployment of the Windows 2000 and 2003 operating systems on HP Intel-based hardware platforms, configuration of same to specifications, and security configuration. Additional duties include configuration of storage devices, clustering software, and integration of the customer applications within the context of the cluster. Prior to being released into production, testing and verification of connectivity and functionality must be performed. Provide 7x24x365 support

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
* Windows Server 2003 Expert
* Internet Information Server (IIS) Expert
* Active Directory Expert
* TCP/IP Networking Expert
* HP Intel Server Hardware Expert
* DNS Expert
* DHCP and WINS Expert
* Microsoft Clustering Services Intermediate

PLUSSES:
* SQL Server Intermediate
* Linux Intermediate


HOW TO APPLY
Send your resume to Guy New and give him a call at (972)345-6424. Let him know you saw it here!

(reference / job number:REQ-JOL-E13721)

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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

6:07 PM     Teradata / Erwin Data Analyst

TEREDATA / ERWIN DATA ANALYST
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LOCATION: DFW, TX

RELO: No.

TRAVEL: 0%

POSITION TYPE: 6 Month Contract

APPROXIMATE PAY RATE: Competitive

EMPLOYER INFO: Our client needs a specialized Data Modeler/Architect for a six month contract. This position is located in DFW, Tx. At this time we can only accept US Citizens and Green Card holders. Please read the requirement completely before sending your resume. Our client is looking for someone with 7-9 years experience. Teradata and Erwin experience required.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Database Architect will be responsible for standardizing the corporate data asset, beginning with the data warehouse and subsequently to the operational systems that feed it. This includes the development and maintenance of an enterprise data model. This position will be the primary point of contact for the corporate data asset including data quality and metadata. This position will interact directly with the business community to determine standard definitions of the enterprise.

This position will focus on the data warehouse and the information it provides, and push data standardization out to the operational systems that feed the data warehouse. This position will set-up data policies, standards and procedures beginning with the data warehouse and subsequently the operational systems. This position will approve data models developed in the operational systems and set-up the necessary procedures to insure compliance.

General Skills:
-Expert in gathering business requirements. Knowledge of use-case approach a plus.
-Expert in logical modeling at the enterprise level. Strong physical modeling preferred.-Excellent communication skills and presentation capabilities.
-Ability to identify need, design, and implement supporting data policies, procedures and processes.
-Strong understanding of NCR Teradata and normalized data warehouse structures.
-Strong understanding of Data Warehouse principles.-Strong logical modeling in an OLTP environment.
-Experienced in DSS, EIS and information presentation.
-Experience in Data Warehouse Data Modeling
-Experience in ETL development a strong plus
-Experience in data profiling, metadata efforts and data quality initiatives a strong plus.
-Create, implement, and oversee policies, procedures, and standards for the corporate data asset.
-Establish procedures for intial data definition and subsequent modification of data objects at the enterprise level.
-Specify the standards by which data may be created, retrieved, updated, deleted and preserved.
-Determine, monitor, and review the security classification and shareability rules for corporate data.
-Facilitate and assist in assignment of data stewardship throughout the organization and arbitrate issues or inconsistencies related to data stewardship and usage.
-Review and approve data models to ensure compliance with standards, and provide resolution of conflicts.
-Facilitate appropriate and secure access to corporate data.
-Promote the accurate interpretation and responsible use of corporate data.
-Solicit and respond in a timely way to the information needs of the enterprise.
-Insure that user\'s of corporate data know what data is available, what if means, and how to access it.
-Design and assist in the implementation of procedures for monitoring corporate data to insure accuracy and integrity. Initiate action concerning data issues when discovered.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
* Minimum BS in Information Systems, Computer Science or related discipline. Will consider business degree with technical job experience. MS preferred.

HOW TO APPLY
Send your resume to Brandi and give her a call at (214)880-8700. Let her know you saw it here!

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1:31 PM     Happy Chrismahanukwanzakah!

HAPPY CHRISMAHANUKWANZAKAH!
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Okay, it's a bit weird, but Virgin Mobile has put together an e-card just for you!

Go there to see your very own (and probably only) Chrismahanukwanzaka Card.

The phone number (888-ELF-POOP) is pretty funny, too...

-Dan
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1:18 PM     IT / NOC Director

IT / NOC DIRECTOR
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LOCATION: Plano, TX

RELO: No.

TRAVEL: 0%

POSITION TYPE: Direct Hire

APPROXIMATE PAY RATE: Competitive

EMPLOYER INFO: This is a great local company in San Ramon, California that is very well funded going very strong.In addition to their Headquarters in San Ramon, they have an office in Bangalore, India and in Plano, Texas.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Complete job description is pending, but they are looking for a top notch, Information Technology, Network Operation Center Director to run and manage their 24x7 infrastructure.

I apologize, but I have no other detail at this time, like I said, details are pending. If this is something that you think you may be interested in discussing further, please contact me directly and immediately.

And yes, the job is *in* Plano, Texas - They will not consider remote management for this role.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
* Pending

HOW TO APPLY
Send your resume to Dean Tracy and give him a call at (925)552-7972. Let him know you saw it here!

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Monday, November 14, 2005

7:23 AM     Technical Peoplesoft Financial Professional

TECHNICAL PEOPLESOFT FINANCIAL PROFESSIONAL
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LOCATION: Houston, TX

RELO: No.

TRAVEL: 0%

POSITION TYPE: 4 Month Contract

APPROXIMATE PAY RATE: $70/hr

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
* PeopleSoft Technical Financials -- Technical w/ 3+ years of experience in PeopleTools (v 8.4), PeopleCode, AppEngine, Integration tools.
* Functional lead w/ 4+ years of experience in PeopleSoft GL, AR, BI
* PeopleSoft CM &/or PC is a plus
* PeopleSoft version 8.8

HOW TO APPLY
Send your resume to Sam at Pace Solutions and then give him a call at (443)320-0073. Let him know you saw it here!

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Friday, November 11, 2005

9:15 AM     Sybase / SQL / PeopleSoft Production Support

SYBASE / SQL / PEOPLESOFT PRODUCTION
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LOCATION: Dallas, TX

RELO: No.

TRAVEL: 0%

POSITION TYPE: 6-12 Month Contract

APPROXIMATE PAY RATE: "Open"

JOB DESCRIPTION: This position is responsible for implementing the database structures,supporting the existing production databases. Administration and monitoring of the existing systems, coordinating the modification of the data structures with the application development team, supporting problem resolution, documenting data security and accessrequirements, implementing data security as well as performing and monitoring database back-up and recovery. This position is also expected to monitor data storage management such as disk storage allocation, usage, table and index placement and volume management

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
* Sybase DBA: (5) years hands on experience with Sybase is required.
* Minimum of 2-3 years of proven experience in supporting MS SQL Server, more Level 2 production support required needed for thisposition, server problems backups etc.
* Experience supporting PeopleSoft's middle tier servers (BEA Tuxedo andWebLogic) pref. in a Sybase environment running on IBM AIX 5.1 are required.
* No PSFT P/A experience is required.

PLUSSES:
* Bachelor degree in Computer Science, EE or related majors preferred.
* Sybase and MS SQL Server DBA Certifications are highly desirable.
* Knowledge of BMC Patrol and Veritas NetBackup are major plus.

HOW TO APPLY
Send your resume to Reddy at Zolon, and give him a call at (703)835-9227 x315. Let him know you saw it here!

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7:53 AM     What Do You Really Want To Do With Your Life?

WHAT DO YOU REALLY WANT TO DO WITH YOUR LIFE?
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Not long ago, I was telling you about a teleseminar that John West Hadley of JHA Careers was holding. Basically, it was a free informational teleseminar that gave everyone a bunch of good information about how to plan more long-term for your career as well as promoted their "Career Search Counselling" services.

After the seminar was over, John posted a list of answers that participants gave to the questions, "Where do you want to be in 5 years?" and "What is your dream job?" The answers to those questions told me what I've suspected for a long time:

Almost every single person looking for a new job in America today has no idea what they really want to do with their lives!


Well, it's time we fixed that. Today, we'll talk a little bit about how to start picking a path while not missing out on the blessings that are put into your life.


[NOTE: On re-reading this, it's a little long. But it's worthwhile. Print it out and take it with you, but read it all. You'll thank me later. Really!]

LIFE'S NATURAL PRIORITIZATION METHOD

If you're anything like me and most of the people I come into contact with every day, you are sprinting from the time you hear the annoying grunt of your alarm in the morning until your head hits the pillow at night. There are more than enough things to do to fill 2-3 days that you have to fit into the 16 waking hours you have every day.

This is what I like to call, "Life's Natural Prioritization Method". That is, if you aren't going to use enough higher brain function to prioritize all the things you have to do, life will do it for you.

For instance, recently I had noticed that my registration for my car was out of date. I hadn't sent in the renewal in time (because I was too busy with other things, of course!), so now it was going to turn into a REAL pain-in-the-butt.

Rather than just mailing a check, now I had to go down to the County Tax Assessor / Collector's office to stand in the standard glacial-speed, hygeine challenged, bureaucratic mess of a line in order to get the stupid thing renewed.

GUESS WHAT I DID?

You got it. I let it slide because there was (say it with me now) "Too much to do."

That lasted until a couple of weeks ago.

You see, "I was driving along, minding my own business" when a mean 'ol cop pulled me over for no reason at all. Actually, this "mean 'ol cop" was probably the best looking female cop I've ever seen. So, it wasn't all bad...

Actually, since we were out in the country a little bit, and she was a smaller, good-looking woman, I'm assuming that most people did not "Respect Her Authoritah". So, she had her hair yanked back so tightly that I can only assume it acted as a natural facelift, she was wearing a perpetual scowl, and she acted like I had recently kicked her favorite cat.

In any case, me being a large male, there was no way out of this ticket, so I was a polite, respectful citizen, waiting to get my ticket so I could get on my way.

WHAT PRIORITY WAS GETTING MY REGISTRATION DONE NOW?

Life had stepped in an helped me prioritize something that I should have done on my own. Now, my choices were to stand in the long, painful, time-sucking line and get the registration done in addition to getting the receipt to the appropriate county judge (with a $10 administrative fee, of course)

OR

Keep doing nothing, have to pay something like a $290 fine (plus the $10 administrative fee), have it hit my record, and STILL have to deal with that stinking line!

In fact, the only way to not deal with that line was to wait until they issue a warrant for my arrest sometime in December, get arrested (undoubtedly, just to let me know what my priorities should be, it'd be right before Christmas), and go to jail for awhile.

Hmmm...the line vs. jail. Let's think about this one. The line lasts up to an hour, rather than days, weeks or years; the people might be lacking in hygeine, but at least they're not trying to intimately test MY hygeine; and if I leave the line, I don't get a baton across the back of my head.

That line isn't looking so bad now, is it?

WHO IS PRIORITIZING YOUR CAREER?

It's the same with your job. No, hopefully not that baton thing, but the prioritization thing.

If you don't take the time to think about what you want to do, where you want to be, and what direction you're heading in, Life will take care of that for you in the form of bosses who may not have your best interests at heart.

And you may find yourself in a career that feels like there are people intimately interested with your hygeine and, if you step out of line, you're going to get a career-baton to the back of your head.

And now that I've painted such a lovely picture for you, let me tell you specifically what you need to do.

THE PRACTICAL STEPS TO GET STARTED

The biggest problem with this whole ephimeral "thinking about your career" thing is that most people don't know where to get started. The good news is that I'm here to help! And I promise: no batons.

Here's what you do:


  1. Set Aside An Hour A Week - This will last for the next several months, probably. But I really mean block out that hour. "Make an appointment with yourself," as they say. No interruptions. No checking e-mail. Serious, blocked out time.


  2. Get a Small Book or Spiral-Bound Pad - Sort of like a reporter's notebook. The reason that this is an explicit step is that we in the technology world tend to think and not do and because we tend to use electrons rather than ink. I'm as bad about this as anyone.

    However, for this particular excercise, I want it in pen (or pencil, if you prefer) and on paper. No, I don't care that you put all of your notes in your PDA - this is not conducive to that. Really, just get a stinking pad of paper. Do it now.

    And for the next few months, I want you to carry this pad with you at all times. You're going to make additions, subtractions, and endless notes on all of this stuff when you least expect it. Your brain is going to be activated to look for specific things now, so it could happen ay any time.

    Have you gotten that pad yet? I'm serious. Get off your butt and go get it now. Know where the supply cabinet it? Well, ask someone. GO! I know you like to "read through" stuff first. You might as well not read anything that follows if you don't have your pad. So, get it. Now. I'll wait.


  3. Decide What You Like To Do - Set aside the first several pages to list the things you like about your job. Yes, list 'em all. I don't care if it's job-related or not. If you like fishing, list fishing. If you like playing Civilization IV until the wee hours, might as well list that, too. If you like watching Barney videos, seek help.

    Also, while you're at it, list the things about work you like. If you like solving the technical problems that nobody else can figure out, list that. If you like managing people to create results in a timeline nobody thought possible, list that. If you like negotiating political minefields, building up a power base, and having an amazing list of benefits, there are even places for you, so write it down.


  4. Decide What You Don't Like To Do - The next several pages should be what you don't like to do. Meetings, getting yelled at, working with incompetant people, put it all down.

    Be very specific with this one, though. If you don't like meetings, write down exactly why or specifically which meetings you don't like. A lot of people say they don't like meetings, but would be the first in line at the "Annual Cheerleaders Who Love Geeks Meeting". What, specifically, is it about the meetings you dread that you don't like?


  5. Find Out What Other People Like and Don't Like To Do - You know the drill, set aside the next few pages in your notebook for what other people like and don't like to do. Think of this as something to talk about with anyone you know or see. You didn't have anything to say to them anyway, so this is a good conversation starter.

    The reason you're asking other people what they like and don't like is that, frequently, our brains are stuck in a rut. You may like some things that you are just taking for granted that would be in every job. When you talk to other people, they're in a different rut and will say some things you aren't consciously considering, but are good ideas.

    Oh, by the way. Let me give you one more incentive to do this part. All of those cute girls or guys that you've been wanting to talk to, but didn't know what to say? Here's your chance. You're asking them something about themselves (their favorite subject) and what they say is so important that you're writing it down. I can't guarantee that they'll go out with you, but they at least think you're significantly less creepy after this.


  6. Think About Things You Think You'd Like To Do - This is for things that you don't do currently in your own job. Look at other people's jobs. As you're talking to them about #5, think to yourself, "Would I want to do that? Does that sound cool / fun / interesting?" If so, write it down.



Okay - We'll talk about what to do with these lists the next time. But, for at least the next few weeks, carry around your pad and write down any ideas that come to you. We're talking about your career here, so there's no need to rush. In fact, it's even a little prudent to take your time with this part.

Have you got that pad yet?

-Dan

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Thursday, November 10, 2005

11:00 AM     Pre-Sales Systems Engineer

OPEN VMS SYSTEMS ENGINEER
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LOCATION: Dallas, TX + Houston, TX

RELO: No.

TRAVEL: 0%

POSITION TYPE: Direct Hire

APPROXIMATE PAY RATE: $110K Base + Bonuses

EMPLOYER INFO: Leader in Compliancy Applications and an SAP partner is experienceny unprecedented growth.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Systems Engineer will help drive the sales cycle for the South Central US market through presentations, demos, proof of concept.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
* Must come from a major applications vendor - SAP, Peoplesoft, Oracle, Siebel, etc.
* Must have experience in Sarbanes- Oxley (Sox).
* Excellent presentation skills required.

HOW TO APPLY
Send your resume to S. Ryan and let him know you saw it here!

(reference / job number:SR119)

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10:51 AM     Area Sales Manager

AREA SALES MANAGER
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LOCATION: Houston, TX

RELO: No.

TRAVEL: 0%

POSITION TYPE: Direct Hire

APPROXIMATE PAY RATE: $85K Base - Total comp planned at $150K+

EMPLOYER INFO: This is for a major, national, online job / resume database. You've heard of them.

JOB DESCRIPTION: · This is an Area Sales Leadership position:
* Full P&L responsibility
* Recruit, Develop, and Mentor a Team of 7 outside sales account executives to penetrate large accounts
* They will be using a strategic formula for success with a consultative sales approach
* This is a named account territory
* The team will be 3 National Account Executives, 3 Major Account Executives, and 1 Senior Account Executive
* This is the LARGEST market for National Accounts

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
* 4 Year Degree
* 5 Years Selling in HOUSTON market
* 2-3 Years Management Experience
* Must have personally closed Large Accounts
* Aggressive yet consultative sales approach
* Proven Track Record for Success

PLUSSES:
* 1-2 Years in the Oil and Gas Industry is a plus


HOW TO APPLY
Send your resume to Heather Mayfield and then give her a call at (214)227-2389. Let her know you saw it here!

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10:39 AM     Telecom / Network Technician

TELECOM / NETWORK TECHNICIAN
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LOCATION: Plano, TX

RELO: No.

TRAVEL: 0%

POSITION TYPE: 15 Month Contract

APPROXIMATE PAY RATE: Competitive

JOB DESCRIPTION: For this project, you'll be:
A. Responsible for monitoring the multi-customer ISP network environment
B. Responsible for event notification acknowledgement, correlation, and notification to affected customers in a rapid manner
C. Responsible for troubleshooting complex Layer 1 through Layer 3 technical issues
D. Responsible to work with customers on troubleshooting, resolving, and communicating technical issues
E. Assist in special projects with respect to MPLS and Internet based product and service development and improvements
F. Will assist in trouble ticket and technical escalation path forward and resolution


JOB REQUIREMENTS:

* Knowledge of Cisco routers and Cisco IOS 12.1+.
* CCNA
* Working experience with network monitoring and troubleshooting of networks from layer one(Frame, Point to Point, ATM), to layer three (routing with above listedrouting protocols).
* Experience with tasks involved with network monitoring,alarm notification and acknowledgement.
* Strong understanding of BGP, OSPF,and EIGRP routing protocols and route redistribution.
* Strong customerservice skills and being able to multitask between troubleshooting network outages and performance while interfacing with customers with event notification and communication of status of network events.
* Experience working in a Network Operation Center a strong plus.
* Possesses strong documentation skills to accurately track and network issues, symptoms, and resolutions.
* Experience in handling and resolution of large scale technical escalations and issues.
* Scheduling flexibility a plus

HOW TO APPLY
Send your resume to John at InfoExperts and then give him a call at (972)635-5142. Let him know you saw it here!

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10:26 AM     Citrix XPe Systems Engineer

CITRIX SYSTEMS ENGINEER
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LOCATION: Houston, TX

RELO: No.

TRAVEL: 0%

POSITION TYPE: Direct Hire

APPROXIMATE PAY RATE: Competitive

EMPLOYER INFO: Company in the Houston area is searching for skilled System Engineers with Citrix Metaframe XPe experience. This is a permanent position with a stable company. The company offers full benefits and an environment to be exposed to new technologies.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Company in the Houston area is searching for skilled System Engineers with Citrix Metaframe XPe experience. This position requires the candidate to have the following experience:
• 5+ years experience as a Systems Engineer with skills supporting software production systems and e-commerce services using Citrix ASP.
• Third level technical support experience troubleshooting software application issues within the ASP (Application Service Provider.)
• Skilled in supporting customers and documenting results in a service desk ticketing system.
• Networking skills in installing, upgrading and configuring network printers, directory structures, rights, security and software and file services.
• Experienced managing files and database systems using MS SQL Server.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Skilled with:
• MS Server 2000 & 2003
• MS SQL Server
• Citrix MetaFrame XPe
• Citrix Presentation Servers
• Citrix ICA client
• MS Active Directory
• DNS
• MS IIS
• MS Clustering
• Compaq file servers
• Network routing and firewalls
• VB Scripting

Certifications:
• MCSE – Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
• CCEA – Citrix Certified Enterprise Architect
• MCSD – Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer

PLUSSES:
• 4 year college degree - preferred

HOW TO APPLY
Send your resume to Marie Mikelson and give her a call at (281)937-9900. Let her know you saw it here!

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Monday, November 07, 2005

3:43 PM     Web QA Analyst

WEB QA Analyst
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LOCATION:Dallas, TX

RELO: No.

TRAVEL: 0%

POSITION TYPE: Direct Hire

APPROXIMATE PAY RATE: Competitive.

EMPLOYER INFO: Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to expand your skills and put a well-known industry leader on your resume? We're looking for
the very rare individual who combines strong SQL programming expertise, exceptional learning ability, personal and professional maturity, and willingness to grow into increasingly challenging roles. In exchange, we offer a very challenging, rewarding, and fun work environment centered on integrity, growth, and success.


JOB DESCRIPTION: Our client is looking for five (5) Quality Assurance (QA) Testers to
be an integral part of their Internet (B2C) Development team
supporting thousands of customers. You can bring value by using your
skills to perform the QA testing on new development in an existing
web application. The candidate must have proven skills testing
software in and Oracle / Unix systems and back-end processing. We're
looking for QA Analysts who thoroughly understands: transaction
processing software; testing concepts and techniques; and various
levels of testing scenarios.

It will be the Candidate's role to design and create the overall
testing approach for the B2C System. Candidate must be comfortable
establishing project wide quality assurance and testing guidelines,
standards, measurements, and quality reviews for the entire project
cycle. Candidate must have demonstrated the ability to create unit,
system, acceptance, regression, performance, and parallel test
environments. This application will interface with the client's
legacy source systems, across multiple databases and operating
environments.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
* 5+ years of Information Technology experience
* 2+ years experience as a Quality Assurance Analyst
* 3+ years programming SQL (PL/SQL preferred)
* Expertise writing/reviewing detailed use cases and scripts
* Executing test plans, test cases and test scripts both manual and
automated is required
* Experience writing scripts in Unix, command line knowledge
* Experience creating QA guidelines, standards, measurements, and
quality indices
* General knowledge of development lifecycles, testing lifecycles is
required
* Strong business analysis skills and excellent communication skills
* Expertise in relational database review
* Proficient with MS Office suite
* Highly motivated individual with very good analytical skills dedicated to complete tasks on schedule
* Skilled at creating test data for unit, system, and acceptance test
scripts
* Teamwork attitude

PLUSSES:
* Knowledge of automated testing tools (experience with Quicktest Pro
a plus)
* BS or BA, desirable. Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics,
Engineering or relevant analytical field.

HOW TO APPLY
Send your resume to Glenda Barbour and give her a call at (469)429-5900. Let him know you saw it here!

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3:34 PM     Automated Business Solutions Account Executive

AUTOMATED BUSINESS SOLUTIONS ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
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LOCATION:Irving, TX

RELO: No.

TRAVEL: 0%

POSITION TYPE: Direct Hire

APPROXIMATE PAY RATE: $50K - $65K

EMPLOYER INFO: A sixteen-year old industry leader in automated business solutions, is seeking success-minded individuals wanting to earn a rewarding income. This client has earned several honors and is one of the 50 fastest growing
technology companies in Texas and was included in the Technology Fast 500, a
list of the 500 fastest growing companies in North America by the
international firm, Deloitte and Touche.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Salary range - 1st year potential income range - $50-65K. 2nd year potential $70-100+K. Looking for a candidate for long term commitment.
Marketing efforts result in a constant flow of new leads and travel is
sometimes an option but seldom a requirement.

In addition to a rewarding income, the client offers a highly ethical work
environment with benefits including insurance, 401k, and paid vacation.

* Prospect for new business development
* Deliver and follow through on proposals for new business
* Maintain existing client accounts
* Follow up on internet/website leads
* Attend trade shows and networking events with the DFW area.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
* Bachelor Degree Preferred
* Sales experience desired but not required.
* Excellent communication skills and work ethic
* Organized with good time management skills
* High personal goals and expectations
* Ability to learn and understand technical information

HOW TO APPLY
Send your resume to Brandon Barber and give him a call at (972)934-1631. Let him know you saw it here!

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3:20 PM     OLAP Database Designer / Developer

OLAP DATABASE DESIGNER / DEVELOPER
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LOCATION: Plano, TX

RELO: No.

TRAVEL: 0%

POSITION TYPE: 6 Month Contract

APPROXIMATE PAY RATE: Competitive

JOB DESCRIPTION: Deliver on assigned development activities for OLAP database requirements using the Microsoft Analysis Services development tools. Work independently, but as part of a project team, to develop assigned OLAP cube deliverables using MS Analysis Services tools. Thoroughly perform unit testing of assigned components. Leverage user interface standards and apply those in the deliverables. Perform Unit Testing, Integration Testing and assist in Customer Acceptance Testing.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
* Senior technical knowledge of reporting, analytic and presentation architectures for reporting and analysis solutions.
* Ability to communicate with the Business Analysts, End Users and Solution Architects to translate general OLAP design into specific development activities
* Expert skills in OLAP concepts, design, and development
* Expert skills in MS Analysis Services cube construction (understands tradeoffs when selecting proper dimension attributes, understands tradeoffs when designing cube, and works with data source designers to ensure efficient source schema design or loading MSAS).
* Understands and implements MSAS best practices
* Understands and implements MSAS tuning and optimization
* Understands MSAS security and implements appropriate security roles and access.
* Proficient in MDX.

HOW TO APPLY
Send your resume to Srikanth Katuri and then give him a call at (703)584-5600 x304. Let him know you saw it here!

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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

5:19 PM     You Can BE Speed Racer

YOU CAN BE SPEED RACER
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Ladies and Gentlemen,

Good news in "I grew up in the 80's land". There now exists a game where you can actually BE Speed Racer.

Call the boss. Tell him that you're going to be tied up for the next few days and he shouldn't expect much from you. If he's the same age, tell him about the site. He'll understand completely.

Redo your Voice Mail message to something out of Speed Racer like, "ICan'tComeToThePhoneRightNow.PlayingSpeedRacer.LeaveMessage." Then, put on the "Do Not Disturb".

Set your "Away from the Office" message in Outlook and just list the URL of the game, below.

Now, you're ready.

Slide into the plush leather driver's seat of the Mach 5 and feel the purr of Pop's "baby" course through your body.

Experience "Yonk-Yonks" (everyone had their own name for this, but this is what my brother and I called the jumping ability of the Mach 5).

Getting run off of the road? Push "C" to get out those buzz saws on the front of the car so that you can chop through the trees instead of crash.

Collect candy to excite Spritle and Chim-Chim.

Bask in the original, "back-in-the-day"-style Japanese Anime look of everyone from Speed to Trixie to Racer X.

Does it get any better than this?

Oh, here's the link: Speed Racer Game

You're not even reading this far, so I won't bother with some fancy ending...

Dan
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9:42 AM     IT Departments Dead in 6 Years?

IT DEPARTMENTS DEAD IN 6 YEARS?
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Ladies and Gentlemen,

CIO Magazine has just posted an article based on Gartner research that the IT Department as will be dead.

What they mean is that 10% of the IT Departments will be fully outsourced by 2011 (that's a bunch of IT guys!) and the remaining 90% are going to significantly change focus.

I tell you this because now is the time to start planning for 2011. Got your degree? No? Get it. Yes? Good, now get an MBA.

Here's the article: Gartner: One in Ten IT Departments Dead by 2001"

Feel free to add your naysaying to Comments.... ;-)

Dan

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9:20 AM     You Want A New Job? Better Be Available On The Web!

WANT A NEW JOB? BETTER BE AVAILABLE ON THE WEB!
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Ladies and Gentlemen,

Here's an article that I ran across that you might find interesting. Here's one of the more interesting statistics: "89% of Hiring Managers and human resource professionals use the Internet to recruit new employees and research their [the potential employee's] prior endeavors."

So, if you want a new job, you'd sure better be on the Internet. And I *don't* mean the job boards.

Enjoy!

Dan


Recruiting
More firms looking to Web for information

When seeking employment, your presence on the Internet is more
important than ever, a study shows.

More employers are looking to the Web for information on future
employees. What they find, or don't find, is having a greater effect
on who gets hired and who gets their resume put ''on file.''

Zoom Information, a Waltham company that operates the people search
engine ZoomInfo.com, recently released the results of a survey it
conducted among job seekers about their feelings on their personal
Internet presence.

According to the Society of Human Resource Management, 89 percent of
hiring managers and human resource professionals use the Internet to
recruit new employees and research their prior endeavors. For
workers, this means an increased concern about what is or isn't
written about them online. Many times, what is not out there bothers
workers more than what is.

About 70 percent of job seekers surveyed said they were concerned
that there wasn't enough information about them on the Web.

Russell Glass, vice president of products for ZoomInfo, said job
seekers should also be concerned with what type of information
appears about them throughout the Internet.

While personal online photo albums with party pictures and
politically-charged weblogs may be a good way to connect with
friends and family and establish a following, not all would be
something the average worker would want a potential employer to see.

Many companies are also starting to implement policies as to what
kinds of Web presence employees can maintain while employed.

Some companies have even gone as far as suspending or terminating
workers who post objectionable content to the Web.

Nathan Hurst can be reached at nhurst@globe.com.

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9:09 AM     BI/DW Segment Manager

BI / DW SEGMENT MANAGER
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LOCATION: Austin, TX

RELO: No.

TRAVEL: 0%

POSITION TYPE: Direct Hire

APPROXIMATE PAY RATE: Competitive

EMPLOYER INFO: Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD provides microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and silicon-based solutions for our customers in the communications and computer industries worldwide.

However, our focus goes beyond integrated circuits and transistors. AMD is committed to helping our customers — and their customers — take advantage of the phenomenal capacity of silicon to add value and help differentiate their offerings. To that end, AMD products are developed with customer needs always in mind and not for the sake of innovation alone. Stated more plainly, it means that AMD exists to provide real solutions for real customer problems that exist in the real world today.

We refer to this philosophy as “customer-centric innovation,” and it represents the guiding principle behind everything we do at AMD.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The BI/DW Segment Manager will create and manage a business plan thatsupports the AMD revenue plan by understanding the market dynamics ofhow AMD Client and Server based systems provide value to the BI/DW endcustomer.

The BI/DW Segment Manager will create a business plan that supports theAMD revenue plan by understanding the market dynamics of how AMD Clientand Server based systems provide value to the BI/DW end customer. Thisrequires understanding the size and growth of distinct parts of themarket, key players and includes focus on identification of multiplepotential solution sets that AMD may deliver.

The BI/DW Segment Manager will understand the unique wants and needs ofend customers, and then work closely with AMD's product teams to ensurethat offers that meet the needs of those customer groups are developed.Further, this manager will work closely with our Partner Center (ISV /IHV alliance teams) to ensure a solid solution stack is available forthe customers and then work closely with our Global and Regional Programs organizations in designing demand generation programsappropriate for each customer group. The Segment Manager will also beresponsible for ensuring market coverage through distribution and reseller channels.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
* Bachelors Degree 10+ years high tech marketing experience preferred.
* Hands-on experience in with enterprise commercial end customers, channels, messaging, marketing communication and demand generation programs.
* Knowledge of Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse market landscape &IT infrastructure applications.
* Demonstrated ability to influence cross functional teams.

PLUSSES:
* Field marketing or sales experience a plus.
* Global experience a plus

HOW TO APPLY
Send your resume to Ed McGee and give him a call at (408)749-4000. Let him know you saw it here!

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8:50 AM     Systems Administrator / DBA

SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR / DBA
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LOCATION: Downtown Houston, TX

RELO: No.

TRAVEL: 0%

POSITION TYPE: Direct Hire

APPROXIMATE PAY RATE: Competitive

EMPLOYER INFO: Reasoning Mind, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation specializing in the development of innovative Web-based educational systems for children in grades five and above. Our first system for teaching math in middle school was piloted with 50 Texas students in spring of 2003. The project was a great success and has paved the way for the development of a more comprehensive system that is currently being used by 1,000 students in Texas. By 2013 the Reasoning Mind system is expected to be deployed in over 1,000 schools, benefiting over 1 million school children nationwide. Detailed information about our company is available at www.reasoningmind.org.

JOB DESCRIPTION: This position is essential to the smooth operation of the Genie II educational system. Genie II is a multi-tier internet e-Learning application. Successful candidates will demonstrate technical expertise across a broad range of Linux and Oracle tools and applications, including Apache, Tomcat, Jboss, and WebLogic. Expertise in Cisco firewall hardware and software is also required. Duties include performance monitoring & tuning, assisting developers, load balancing, capacity planning, Contingency / Recovery and security.

While RM employees receive salaries, an individual who joins RM commits themselves to a life of service for the benefit of children. One child described learning in RM as “a game mixed with hard work.” Working for Reasoning Mind is the same: we work long hours for a modest salary, knowing that our efforts are giving thousands of children new knowledge and opportunities. A position at RM is not “just a job.” If you’re willing to work hard with the sole purpose of helping children, then you’ll fit in at RM – but not otherwise.

Specific Responsibilities:

With limited supervision, operates and manages the Reasoning Mind Houston and Moscow server installations (encompasses Production, Test, and Development environments).

• Responsible for optimal deployment of hardware systems, architecture and design review, server farm co-location options, setup of firewall security, load balancing and clustering (server services include: Web, Application, Socket and Database).
• Monitor system utilization and plan system growth to meet response time metrics; optimize Genie II performance; includes monitoring Oracle database activity and tuning. Plan for growth, specify, acquire, and install servers as required.
• Ensure Linux and Oracle secure operations while meeting response time performance goals.
• Develop and implement solutions to ensure system and data integrity and security; run backup programs and test Contingency / Data Recovery plans.
• Perform day to day tasks (account management, support, etc.) for all system users including both developers and client technical contacts; resolve connectivity, security and performance problems.
• Document system setup, procedures, and measurement benchmarks; create and administer data management plan.
• Assist with the development of alternative client configurations, PXE remote boot, etc.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
• Advanced Unix/Linux system administration: Bash scripting, network configuration (xinetd), account management, cron, etc. Also JBoss, Apache server, Tomcat, WebLogic, Axis, CVS, SSH, and Java experience are a big plus; 5+ years direct experience.
• Server side software (Web, Application, Mail, DNS, etc.) installation, configuration and tuning including Cluster technology expertise; 3+ years direct experience.
• Oracle administration: tuning, security and backup management; 3+ years direct experience.
• Network security management (firewall, IP masquerading, hot patching, etc.); 3+ years direct experience.

HOW TO APPLY
Send your resume to Alex Khachatryan and call him at (281)579-1110. Let him know you saw it here!

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