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Software Engineer II – Java Developer at Catalina

Title: Software Engineer II – Java Developer
Company: Catalina

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Looking for an opportunity to actually use the knowledge and problem solving skills you spent years acquiring? Take a look at Catalina. We are seeking candidates to join the Catalina Media Platform (CMP) team, the core media delivery system at Catalina. Recently reimagined, CMP connects virtually every department in the company together and delivers media to Retail Stores around the world.

We are seeking an experienced Software Engineer II that will actually spend the majority of their time designing and writing software! Have experience with agile methodologies but frustrated that they aren’t really followed? Take a second look at Catalina. We are in the middle of an agile transformation that is changing not only how we engineer software, but also the culture that we do it in. Self-managing teams, open workspaces, collaboration – you’ll get it all in this fast-paced environment where technology is not an afterthought, but has been a key part of our strategic direction for 30+ year and we are just getting started. All that is missing is you!

If you really want your skills as a software engineer to be challenged, you’ll want to work on products that touch real consumers in the real world. You’ll get that on Catalina’s Platform Engineering team, where you’ll be working on distributed, highly available cloud applications that interact with millions of consumers every day around the world to deliver personalized marketing content.

Responsibilities

•Designing and developing key pieces of our technology stack such as Kafka, Java/Spring.
•Monitoring, tuning, and fixing faults to improve performance and stability
•Performing various testing functions to ensure code quality and compatibility
•Providing expertise and direction in planning for future requirements, scalability, availability, and accuracy of customer defined feature and data requests.
•Resolving complex tasks, often the largest of User Stories
•Offering advice on Technical Debt and helping define User Stories to address.
•Applying exceptional problem-solving skills and using experience in developing creative solutions to complex problems.
•Contributing to CMP using your experience and OO languages to develop requirements into working software.

Qualifications

Required Technical Skills

•3-6+ years working with Cloud (prefer Azure)
•3-6+ years working with Java (maven, eclipse, jacoco, surefire, spring, junit, funkload)
•3-6+ years working with Spring Framework
•3-6+ years working with SQL and NoSQL datastores
•Comfortable traversing the whole stack: client-side through the persistence layer
•Experience with In-Memory Caching, Queues, Protocols, SOLR, Avro, etc.
•Experience with terabytes of information on big data (hadoop, hbase, hive) for aggregation and rollup

Required Non-Technical Skills

•A passion for building software and delivering technology for business
•Working knowledge of Agile software engineering processes

Preferred Skills

•Experience with junit test frameworks
•Experience working with and/or designing external APIs
•Experience working with and/or designing message queues (eg. Kafka)
•Experience in automation using Jenkins
•TDD/BDD expert Education/Certifications

Additional Skills

•Scalable Microservice design experience
•Experienced with a variety of testing frameworks and automation tools (Puppet, Chef, Vagrant, Docker, Gauge, RSpec, Cucumber, Shoulda)
•Community developer presence (github, apache, open source projects)

About Catalina

Catalina is a recognized leader in highly targeted, personalized digital media that drives, tracks and measures sales lift for leading CPG retailers and brands. Powered by the most extensive shopper database in the world, Catalina’s mobile, online and in-store networks personalize the consumer’s path to purchase, delivering $7.9 billion in relevant consumer value each year. Catalina has no higher priority than ensuring the privacy and security of the data entrusted to us and maintaining the consumer trust paramount to the continued success of our business partners and Catalina. Based in St. Petersburg, FL, Catalina has operations in the United States, Europe and Japan. To learn more, please visit www.catalina.com or follow us on Twitter @Catalina.

The intent of this job description is to describe the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be required to perform other job-related tasks other than those specifically included in this description.

All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subjected to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace.

See full details and apply at https://catalina.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/Catalina/job/St-Petersburg-FL/Software-Engineer-II_R0001510

Database Systems Technician at Plan Hillsborough

Title: Database Systems Technician
Company: Plan Hillsborough

The Database Systems Technician is responsible for assisting in the implementation and ongoing operation of the agency’s Access database and related systems including user support and training. This position reports to the Database Administrator within the Planning Support Services division.

The starting pay for this job is $46,612.80-$55,120 DOQ

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of recent experience with Microsoft Access queries and reporting design

or

An Associate degree with 4 years of recent experience with Microsoft Access queries and reporting design.

Preferred experience with ArcGIS, geocoding and Microsoft SQL.

See full details and apply at https://hillsborough.taleo.net/careersection/county_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=200000FQ&lang=en

Voc Rehab Team Lead, Product Development at Geographic Solutions, Inc.

Title: Voc Rehab Team Lead, Product Development
Company: Geographic Solutions, Inc.

Job Summary: This individual is responsible for a variety of .NET programming duties within the development team. The Voc Rehab Team Lead, Product Development will also oversee, mentor and be accountable for the implementation of project deliverables. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. The Programmer/Analyst VI will work closely with other team members in an Agile environment who have responsibility for prompt and timely delivery of new development, maintenance incidents, configuration tasks, setup tasks, responding to customer questions, data change requests, and other duties as assigned by the Department Head.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Code, test and troubleshoot programs utilizing the appropriate hardware, database, and programming technology.
Refine data and format final product.
Maintain and modify programs; make approved changes by amending flow charts, develop detailed programming logic, and coding changes.
Test and develop programming modifications.
Write new program code using prescribed specifications.
Evaluate complex interrelationships between programs such as whether a contemplated change in one part of a program would cause unwanted results in a related part.
Analyze performance of programs and take action to correct deficiencies based on consultation with users.
Confer with users to gain understanding of needed changes or modifications of existing programs. Resolve questions of program intent, data input, output requirements, and inclusion of internal checks and controls.
Write and maintain programming documentation.
Maintain confidentiality with regard to the information being processed, stored or accessed.
Document programming problems and resolutions for future reference.
Provide on-the-job training to new department staff members.
Responsibilities may require evening and weekend work in response to needs of the systems being supported.
Other duties as assigned.

Hours: Day shift. Evening and weekend hours may be required.

Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Reading, writing, and arithmetic skills required.
Knowledge of company programming procedures and programming languages.
Ability to process computer data and to format and generate reports.
Ability to implement and troubleshoot programming changes and modifications. Knowledge of computer flow charts and of programming logic and codes.
Ability to write technical instructions in the use of programs and/or program modifications.
Ability to investigate and analyze information and to draw conclusions.
Ability to learn and support new systems and applications.
Expert knowledge and experience with:
HTML
VBA
JavaScript
Transact SQL
VB.Net
ASP.Net
Visual SourceSafe
Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft Team Foundation Server

Credentials and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field preferred.
Demonstrated ability to manage, motivate and lead small Development teams.
Proven ability to adhere to Company policies and procedures and to handle day-to-day team management items, such as approving time off requests, conducting employee reviews, and related activity.
Prior development experience with Microsoft-based Reporting tools.
Solid knowledge and experience with SQL Server Reporting Services and Analysis Services.
Advanced experience utilizing SQL Server.
Knowledge of Source Control and Microsoft Team Foundation Server.
Minimum ten years of experience in an OO software development environment.
10 + years .NET (VB/ASP) programming experience required.

See full details and apply at https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/250545/GEOGRAPHIC-SOLUTIONS-INC/Voc-Rehab-Team-Lead-Product-Development

UI Conversion Business Analyst at Geographic Solutions, Inc.

Title: UI Conversion Business Analyst
Company: Geographic Solutions, Inc.

Description

Job Summary: The Unemployment Insurance Conversion Business Analyst creates specifications and data mapping for legacy data conversation. This role will formulate and define system scopes and objectives based on both user needs and a thorough understanding of business systems and industry requirements.

Qualifications Summary:

The ideal Business Analyst will possess Unemployment Insurance experience, with emphasis on Employment and Appeals systems. Prior BA experience is desired, however, a qualified candidate has experience in operation programs along with performance responsibilities both at a Federal and State level will be considered. You will thrive both in an independent and team environment. You must be able to take ownership of projects and complete those projects accurately and efficiently. You must also be able to work with various internal groups and teams and have the ability to manage multiple, simultaneous projects and deadlines. The ability to understand both federal and state laws that govern the programs and translate those requirements into a system are a must.

The ideal candidate for this position is organized; detail oriented, has great communication skills and thrives in a fast-paced environment. You will need to apply these skills in a variety of areas including, but not limited to, business analysis, requirements definition, building test plans, coordinating all resources and stakeholders, setting deadlines, assigning responsibilities, and monitoring, summarizing and communicating the progress of all assigned projects. You will work among a team of software Engineers, Developers, Project Managers and QA staff for support and collaboration of client specific deliverables.

Requirements

Duties and Responsibilities:

Analyze current UI Modernization requirements and determine applicability to current initiative.
Ideally the successful candidate will have years of experience leading functional area teams working with systems modernization programs within the Unemployment Insurance sector as a consultant.
At least 5 years of experience managing 10 or more functional resources on state government modernization programs (Unemployment Insurance, Medicaid, Workers Compensation, Food Stamps, Department of Insurance, Health Care Reform, etc.).
Management Experience with all phases of an iterative Software Development Lifecycle Methodology.
Been engaged with multi-year state government modernization programs in a management capacity.
Solid experience facilitating/supporting design sessions, within an iterative SDLC in a management/lead capacity.
Solid Experience leading JAD or Requirements Validation or SCRUM or Requirements Gathering sessions. Coordinate and meet with clients and business leaders, as well as working closely with software architects and development teams to ensure that the direction, scope and dependencies are identified and documented.
Possess strong knowledge of both project management and the software development lifecycle (SDLC) of large-scale development projects.
Translate business requirements into concise system requirements for use by the software architects and development teams.
Extensive understanding of multiple functional areas related to complex projects and the ability to identify and quantify business process improvements along with system improvements through the use of technology is critical.

Technical:

Advanced MS SQL server (2008/2012) and query knowledge is essential.
Testing of applications written to the design specifications written.
Ability to track data through the database as it relates to the application and when required federal reporting requirements.
Experienced with data migration and data manipulation.
Review of all customer change orders, enhancement requests to UI System application components to determine feasibility, update requirements documents, and make recommendations regarding the implementation of the request modifications.

PLUS:

A solid knowledge of Department of Labor Employment and Training programs is desired, to include one or more of the following examples Wagner-Peyser, Workforce Investment Act, Trade Adjustment Assistance, SNAP Employment and Training, Adult Education, Welfare Transition
Possess a general understanding of application programming, database and system design.
Understanding of Internet, Intranet, Extranet and client/server architectures.
Ability to analyze system requirements relative to the base software functionality and configuration.

Knowledge and Skills:

Proficient in MS Office to include: Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, and Project.
Knowledge of relational databases and basic SQL query techniques.
Must have experience interfacing with customers, internal managers and staff.
Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills.
Strong oral and written communication skills with an attention to detail.
Strong leadership skills with a proven past to drive results and affect change.
Preferred but not required, to have prior experience within the workforce development system with a solid knowledge of Department of Labor Employment and Training programs to include one or more of the following: Wagner-Peyser, Workforce Investment Act, Trade Adjustment Assistance.
Preferred but not required, to have detailed understanding of Employment and Training programs related to day-to-day operations and federal reporting requirements.
Ability to prepare presentations and conduct training sessions at the annual User’s Conference.
Knowledge of the software development life cycle.
Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field, or equivalent experience preferred.

Travel:

May be required to visit client sites, attend National Conferences and/or assist in marketing presentations which are assigned by Manager when appropriate.

See full details and apply at https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/218943/GEOGRAPHIC-SOLUTIONS-INC/UI-Conversion-Business-Analyst

Systems Integration Analyst at Geographic Solutions, Inc.

Title: Systems Integration Analyst
Company: Geographic Solutions, Inc.

Must have the following in order to apply:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field
Minimum five years of database administration experience in appropriate technical environment.
Experience in the labor market, Unemployment Insurance or regulatory occupation industries preferred
Advanced Microsoft SQL Server knowledge (to include advanced querying in T-SQL, stored procedures, indexes, triggers, SSIS, import and export capabilities)
May be required to travel to client locations for data conversion planning sessions
Valid Florida driver’s license

Job Description:
Develops, administers, maintains, and supports policies and procedures for creating interfaces between and/or converting data from client existing and legacy systems to Geographic Solutions systems. Designs programming specifications through interaction with business owners and subject matter experts. Ensures correct functionality and accuracy of the interface or conversion scripts. Familiar with the standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the labor market industry as well as job services concepts.

Duties and Responsibilities
Designs SQL queries, stored procedures, triggers, scripts, cursors
Leads/assists in data conversion and data migration projects
Assists business analysts and end-users with reporting needs
Collaborates with applications developers to ensure correct data and data structure to support evolving development
Understands Full Development Life Cycle & RDBMS
Develops processes for nightly builds, and deployment
Optimizes and improves SQL code for better performance
Develops programming specifications through interaction with business unit subject matter experts
Works with the Team Lead and Analysts throughout the change request process to insure the delivery of an accurate solution
Processes change requests through OPC ticket system, including application wide data changes
Estimates the level of effort required to complete a project or change request
Prepares and update technical documentation

Required Screenings:
Criminal Background and Reference Check.

Work Environment:
Fast paced, team-oriented environment with a casual dress code.

Days & Hours:
Monday through Friday; full time position.

See full details and apply at https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/257428/GEOGRAPHIC-SOLUTIONS-INC/Systems-Integration-Analyst

Quality Assurance, Manual Group Lead at Geographic Solutions, Inc.

Title: Quality Assurance, Manual Group Lead
Company: Geographic Solutions, Inc.

Must have the following in order to apply:
Associate’s degree, 7 years of Software testing experience
Prior experience in leading/managing QA Teams or, Equivalent combination of education and experience
Full understanding of the goals of the entire project (not just QA with regards to functionality being developed, delivery dates, quality requirements, available resources, and the relationship of the current project to other ongoing projects, and to the rest of the product line).
Written and verbal communication skills, which are used with team members and clients in the form of formal training, mentoring, and presentations.
Responsible for team understanding of Quality Methodology and process creation.
Knowledge of TFS and Software Configuration Management promotion processes.
For projects, this position may be the most senior QA representative on the team. In this case, this person has “ownership” of the module from a QA standpoint.
Ability to meet goals and deadlines.
Prior experience in problem resolution.
Prior experience in leadership role
Special Requirements
Testing methodologies and theory
Knowledge of Automated testing techniques
Basic Microsoft SQL server knowledge
Windows Operating Systems knowledge
Microsoft Office proficiency
Internet Technologies
Software life cycle knowledge
Web-based applications
Labor Market Information systems
National Employment Systems
Unemployment Insurance Systems
Job Description:
Under limited supervision, carries out procedures to ensure that all products and services meet minimum company standards and end user requirements. Oversees the Manual Quality Assurance Testing Teams and makes sure that all software is tested to ensure operation and freedom from defects. Oversees the documentation of all problems and works to resolve them; reports progress on problem resolution to management. Devises improvements to current procedures and recommends quality improvements. Manages all client projects to meet goals and deadlines and strives to achieve maximum quality within time constraints of the project deadlines. Handles personnel issues and strives to keep the team stable and productive. Creates training programs and assists in the execution of the training for the team. Attends meetings as required. Participates in RFPs as required. Creates Quality Plans and Test Plans as required to satisfy client contracts.

Duties and Responsibilities
Manage both large scale testing projects and fast tracked bug fixes.
Oversees the Unemployment Insurance and Workforce Manual Quality Assurance Teams.
Develop Test Plans and Quality Plans for the large software modules, and oversees the execution of these plans by other team members.
Oversees the development of Test Cases and Test Scripts for the large software modules, and oversees the execution of these plans by other team members.
Responsible for the creation of materials for RFPs for the Manual Software Quality Assurance Teams and the SQA Department as needed.
Mentor SQA Test Management Team and SCM as needed.
Responsible for coordinating project deliverables for all SQA Test Management Teams.
Liaison to work with all other departments to troubleshoot issues and resolve conflicts on behalf of the SQA Department.
Primarily responsible for ownership of projects from a QA standpoint.
Managing the testing effort of all software releases from the development department.
Managing the department’s documenting and tracking of all software defects.
Reviewing and assisting in the creation of software documentation in conjunction with the subject matter experts.
Recommendation and review of department policies and procedures related to source code integrity, testing procedures and implementation of software releases.
Participate in the determination of installation instructions for software releases.
Overall responsibility for all Quality Assurance Projects.
Responsible for stepping in as temporary Lead for any SQA Team when the lead is not available.
Responsible for the operations of the SQA Department when the Director of Quality Assurance is not available.
Creation and Distribution of department reports.
Go to person to answer questions about the department for the rest of the company.
Knowledge of Technical Support, SCM and Manual and Automation Test Management processes and procedures.
Ability to manage deployment events on a weekly basis including nights, weekends and extended hours to assure a stable product is delivered to the clients.
Responsible for personnel oversight of team’s work-related efforts and needs, including the preparation of probationary and annual employee reviews, approval of paid time off, daily employee schedule considerations, and approval of base work schedule requests as needed.
Adhere to company policies.
Conduct to reflect professional attitude and actions.
Other duties and special projects as assigned.
Hiring Process:
Apply online.

In order to apply to this position, please click “How to apply for this job” located at the bottom of the job order page, and you will receive the employer contact information. Employer has indicated the means listed are the only means they will accept to apply.

Days & Hours:
Will be discussed with applicant.

Pay:
DOE.

See full details and apply at https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/257383/GEOGRAPHIC-SOLUTIONS-INC/Quality-Assurance-Group-Lead

Quality Assurance Engineer III, Performance Testing at Geographic Solutions, Inc.

Title: Quality Assurance Engineer III, Performance Testing
Company: Geographic Solutions, Inc.

Job Description:
Under limited supervision, carries out procedures to ensure that all information systems products and services meet minimum company standards and end user requirements. Tests software to ensure proper operation and freedom from defects. Documents all problems and works to resolve them; reports progress on problem resolution to management. Devises improvements to current procedures and develops models of possible future configurations. Performs workflow analysis and recommends quality improvements.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Act as lead for all Performance Testing.
Can work with other development team members to diagnose performance issues and will lead those efforts.
Manage both large scale testing projects and fast tracked bug fixes.
Develop Test Cases and Test Scripts for software modules, and oversees the execution of these scripts by other team members.
Utilize technical knowledge of application architecture, operating environment, strengths and weaknesses of both, and how these factors affect product quality.
Assess functionality and be a knowledgeable resource of several Software applications for the team.
Mentor SQA Analysts on all software applications.
Primarily responsible for ownership of projects from a QA standpoint.
Test all software releases from development department.
Conduct tests of packaged installations and deploy applications to various test environments.
Documenting and tracking of all software defects.
Evaluation and assignment of all trouble tickets to development team members.
Reviewing and assisting in the creation of software documentation in conjunction with the technical writer.
Recommendation and review of development department policies and procedures related to source code integrity, testing procedures and implementation of software releases.
Maintain technical project documentation.
Act as the point of contact to IT Management, Vendors and Customers on behalf of the project team.
Provide technical guidance and assistance to project team members as needed.
Act in role of project resource as assigned.
Participate in the determination of installation instructions for software releases.
Act as lead for all SQA Test Environments and Tools.
Depending on project size, may be required to be on multiple Team/Projects.
Adhere to company policies.
Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Must have the following in order to apply:
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, or equivalent combination of education and experience
3+ year of Software development experience
3+ years of Performance/Load testing experience
User level knowledge of networking and databases
Exposure to internet security products or test automation or performance testing
Development experience in the creation of Performance Testing and metrics
Experience and development of automated testing scripts
Experience and understanding of software and hardware performance factors
Understanding of Quality Methodology and process creation in an IT environment
Valid Florida driver’s License

Preferred Skills:
Knowledge and use of Microsoft Visual Studio Web Load Testing desired
Experience with Team Foundation System, Vault or Perforce applications a plus

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Utilization of Performance Testing Tools
Utilization of Microsoft Visual Studio Web Load Testing Tools
Limited use of Progress Test Studio Testing Tools
Visual Studio IDE knowledge
Must have software development experience
Full understanding of the goals of the entire project (not just QA with regards to functionality being developed, delivery dates, quality requirements, available resources, and the relationship of the current project to other ongoing projects, and to the rest of the product line)
Written and verbal communication skills, which are used with team members and clients in the form of training, mentoring, and presentations
Responsible for team understanding of Quality Methodology and process creation
Work with developers and DBAs on test projects
Utilization of defect tracking tools (TFS, Jira, Bugzilla, etc)
Experience with Source Control Applications and Software Configuration Management promotion processes

Special Requirements:
Testing methodologies and theory
Knowledge of Automated testing techniques
Knowledge of Performance testing techniques
Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft development tools
TSQL knowledge
Windows Operating Systems knowledge
PC hardware configuration knowledge
Microsoft Office proficiency
Internet Technologies
Development defect tracking tools
Software life cycle
Web-based applications
Labor Market Information & National Employment Systems

See full details and apply at https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/259597/GEOGRAPHIC-SOLUTIONS-INC/Quality-Assurance-Engineer-III-Performance-Testing

QA Analyst III at Geographic Solutions, Inc.

Title: QA Analyst III
Company: Geographic Solutions, Inc.

Must have the following in order to apply:
Associate’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
5 years of Software testing experience
SQL Knowledge
Written and verbal communication skills, which are used with team members and clients in the form of training, mentoring, and presentations
Utilization of Microsoft SQL Enterprise Manager
Experience reading stored procedures
Work with developers and DBAs on test projects
Utilization of defect tracking tools (BugTracker, DevTrack, Quality Center, etc.)
Experience reading and testing software specifications
Organizational and time management skills

Special Requirements:
Testing methodologies and theory
Microsoft SQL Server
TSQL knowledge
Windows Operating Systems knowledge
Microsoft Office proficiency
Internet Technologies
Development defect tracking tools
Software life cycle knowledge
Web-based applications
Labor Market Information & National Employment Systems

Preferred Skills:
Experience reading code (SQL, ASP, .Net, VB, JavaScript) a plus
Knowledge of SharePoint a plus
Knowledge of Source Control Applications and Software Configuration Management promotion processes a plus
Experience testing Web Services a plus
Experience with mobile applications a plus
Experience with interface testing a plus
Experience with DTS testing a plus

Job Description:
Under limited supervision, carries out procedures to ensure that all information systems products and services meet minimum company standards and end user requirements. Tests software to ensure proper operation and freedom from defects. Documents all problems and works to resolve them; reports progress on problem resolution to management. Devises improvements to current procedures and recommends quality improvements.

Duties and Responsibilities
Understanding of Quality Methodology and process creation in an IT environment.
Develop Test Cases and Test Scripts for the large software modules.
Experience and understanding of software code.
Can work with development team members to diagnose issues.
Knowledgeable with SQL Enterprise Manager and TSQL.
Write SQL queries including joins and unions.
Experience with backend database testing.
Assess functionality and be a resource of several Software applications for the team.
Test all software releases from development department.
Test multiple software projects concurrently.
Document and track all software defects.
Evaluation and assignment of all trouble tickets to development team members.
Review and assist in the creation of software documentation in conjunction with the technical writer.
Depending on project size, may be required to be on multiple Team/Projects.
Adhere to company policies.
Other duties and special projects as assigned.

See full details and apply at https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/223287/GEOGRAPHIC-SOLUTIONS-INC/Quality-Assurance-Analyst-III

Proposal Writer at Geographic Solutions, Inc.

Title: Proposal Writer
Company: Geographic Solutions, Inc.

The Proposal Writer creates and submits responses that propose the building of workforce systems (CMS/UI/VR/AE) which answer the requests in a format that meets requirements and evaluation criteria identified. The creation of the RFP response includes the gathering and coordination of marketing, management, and development personnel inputs, and writing the response from source documentation (e.g., past proposals). It also includes continuous review of and knowledge of the current workforce systems (CMS/UI/VR/AE) and updating of boilerplate proposal documents.

Location: Remote or Palm Harbor, FL

Duties and Responsibilities:

Create a shell document for proposal response inputs
Analyze requirements and write/create/find RFP responses matching the requirements
Find existing responses in previous proposals or boilerplate proposals
Use an actual current GSI system to create up-to-date screens and functionality responses
Interview and work with different departments to gather information for any responses not readily available in existing documentation
Organize the various inputs and responses to individual requirements to create a formatted and organized draft proposal
Coordinate or perform line editing of final response for spelling / grammar / consistency
Create Final master files (& PDF copies) of the documented RFP response
Work with team to print & send final the response
Print final copies, organize, create tabs/packaging, bind, and ship
Perform Post-Response clean-up / maintenance for boilerplate
Clean and organize folders and files
Create hard copies of RFP for reference, presentations, internal use, etc.
Identify proposal input to be incorporated back into “Boilerplate” documents/files
Actively participate as a member of the team to move toward the completion of goals
Make customers, and their needs, a primary focus of one’s actions.
Develop and sustain productive customer relationships.
Take prompt action to accomplish objectives.
Take action to achieve goals beyond what is required, be proactive.
Anticipate consequences of decisions and actions.
Communicate recommendations to take preventative steps and initiate further action
Manages time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently
Accomplish tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small.
Show concern for all aspects of the job.
Accurately check processes and tasks.
Be watchful over time, meet demanding deadlines, learn quickly and exhibit organization in work habits.
Maintain stable performance under pressure or opposition, such as; time pressure or job ambiguity.
Handle stress in a way that is acceptable to others and to the organization.
Achieve a satisfactory level of technical and professional skills, or knowledge in position related areas.
Keep up with current developments and trends in area of expertise.
Display a work ethic demonstrated in attendance, punctuality, maturity and dedication.
Maintain a positive attitude.

Must have the following in order to apply:

Bachelor’s degree in English, Marketing, Journalism, History, Education, or a related field
At least 2 years of successful technical/proposal writing in a software/technical setting
Non-federal proposal experience desired
APMP credentials preferred
Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite (including Word, Excel, and Visio)
Equivalent combination of education and experience

Special Requirements:

May also be assigned various projects and tasks for marketing as needed

See full details and apply at https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/279079/GEOGRAPHIC-SOLUTIONS-INC/Proposal-Writer

Project Manager (Unemployment Insurance) at Geographic Solutions, Inc.

Title: Project Manager (Unemployment Insurance)
Company: Geographic Solutions, Inc.

Job Summary:
Responsible for the Software Development life cycle using the GRID methodology specifically designed for the Geographic Solutions. The ideal candidate will be accountable for leading and managing the implementation of Unemployment Insurance and/or software solutions for state and regional clients. Responsibilities will also include managing Unemployment Insurance development and/or Unemployment Compensation software products for Virtual One Stop clients in order to assess client needs, meet and exceed client expectations in terms of quality of product and service, and manage the delivery of robust software solutions.

Qualifications Summary:
The candidate will have workforce development and/or unemployment compensation experience. You will have the ability to work independently or in a team environment. You must take ownership of projects and complete those projects according to company standards. You must work with various internal groups and teams and manage multiple, simultaneous projects and deadlines.

The ideal candidate for this position is organizational and communication skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment. You will need to apply these skills in a variety of areas including, but not limited to, business analysis, requirements definition, building test plans, coordinating all resources and stakeholders, setting deadlines, assigning responsibilities, and monitoring, summarizing and communicating the progress of all assigned projects. You will work among a team of software engineers, developers, project managers and QA for support and collaboration of client specific deliverables. Must have an active PMP certification

Project Management:
Create, maintain, and execute an information technology project plan that communicates tasks, milestone dates, status and resource allocation
Coordinate with designers, engineers, QA, other subject matter experts, vendors, service providers, and clients to deliver milestones according to the project plan
Articulate design rationale and functional strategy as it directly relates to accomplishing goals, when applicable
Oversight and management of the day-to-day operational aspects of one or more projects
Maintain and manage the overall project plans and milestone reports to ensure accurate and timely reporting of project status, issues, risks, and concerns
Coordinate delivery of development and production releases that meet quality assurance standards
Assist technical team in specifying design and development tasks
Assist quality assurance team in creating test plans and testing efforts
Review deliverables prepared by the team before passing to the client
Apply project management methodology and enforce project standards
Must maintain project documents according to company standars

Communication:
Written and oral communication skills
Facilitate team and client meetings
Keep the client and project team informed of project status, issues and issue mitigation strategies
Resolve and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion
Communicate project information to superiors

Technical:
Possess an understanding of application programming, database and system design
Understanding of Internet, Intranet, Extranet and client/server architectures
Ability to analyze system requirements relative to the base software functionality and configuration
Write software requirements based upon analysis of clients needs
MS SQL server and query knowledge

Leadership:
Inspire coworkers to attain goals
Identify opportunities for improvement and make suggestions for change

Teamwork:
Acknowledge each team member’s contributions
Work with both technical software developers and non-technical state and local government clients to make sure that final deliverables meet client requirements
Coordinate client training with training staff and assist where necessary
Prepare and deliver training updates via webinars
Work as a team across time zones and geography with business analyst, development and QA teams in

Client Management:
Provide client support, including monitoring of incidents and change requests, and answering client questions submitted via an online issues/change management system, via email or via phone
Manage day-to-day client interaction, and investigate and answer client questions
Obtain, discuss, and follow-through with feedback from the client
Set and manage client expectations
Knowledge base of each client’s organization and objectives

Knowledge and Skills:
Proficient in MS Office to include: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Project
Knowledge of relational databases and basic SQL query techniques
Must have experience interfacing with customers, internal managers and staff
Interpersonal and relationship management skills
Prior experience within the workforce development system or unemployment compensation with a solid knowledge of Department of Labor Employment and Training programs to include one or more of the following: Wagner-Peyser, Workforce Investment Act, Trade Adjustment Assistance
Understanding of Employment and Training programs related to day-to-day operations and federal reporting requirements
Prepare presentations and conduct training sessions at the annual User’s Conference
Knowledge of the software development life cycle
Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field, or equivalent experience preferred
Must have a PMP certification; SCM, CAPM certification preferred

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