Monthly Archives: December 2014

How Target and Home Depot Made IT Security a Hot Career for 2015

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Unless you’ve been living abroad for the past year, chances are you’ve heard about the high profile security breaches causing companies such as, Target, Home Depot and Michaels, to shine a brighter spotlight on IT security this past year. While protecting sensitive data and privacy has always been at the top of CIOs priority lists, the growth of cyber threats has led many organizations to make protecting consumer information and financial data an even greater focus. Consider that North America received 11 percent more incidents of cyber security breaches in 2014 than the year before.

In fact, Gartner predicts that IT security will reach $76.9 billion in 2015. And, a recent article in Infoworld reported 46 percent of IT leaders will invest more in intrusion prevention and virus protection this year.

This trend is fueling a growing demand for a wide range of IT security professionals, particularly as we see more convergence between data-privacy and security. The influx of mobile devices, social media utilization, and big data are making it more challenging to protect against security breaches, while personal and professional information is getting more difficult to separate.

IT professionals who can understand security-related data that’s being mined from multiple sources will be in high demand for years to come. Also enjoying promising career prospects are IT security workers with the business acumen to understand business-prioritized risks, ability to discern isolated issues from patterns, and communicate these risks in an effective way.

More in-demand skills next year will be Chief Information Security Officers (CISO), network security engineers, security administrators, and systems security analyst. For IT workers serious about boosting career prospects and specializing in security, a solid first step is to gain certifications such as, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP). VisionIT has an established partnership with The Learning Center (TLC), one of the top IT certification programs in the nation. TLC offers a range of ISC2 Cyber Security trainings and certifications among others.

Implementation Lead IT Opportunity Available in Rhode Island! Cisco and Nexus Knowledge a Must!

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Experienced Implementation Lead needed in Providence, Rhode Island. APPLY NOW

Basic Qualifications:

• Leads technical implementation and testing of network components in Data Center network – predominantly Cisco with Nexus platform, Cisco ASR, Cisco 650x platform, Cisco ASA, F5 VIPRION, Palo Alto devices supporting VM environment
• Minimum 13+ Years Networking Experience; must have led delivery of a network infrastructure project, or a large scale network operations function
• Candidate must have a strong understanding of Cisco routing and switching lines
• One or more of the following certifications is required – CCIE, CCNP, CCSP, CISSP or equivalent
• Expertise with QOS, BGP, AVPN and cellular wireless required
• Experience and advanced insight with Nexus 2K/5K/7K.
• Experience with the following is desired: F5 Big IP LTM/GTM, Cisco ACS, F5 Firepass, Zenoss, Algosec, QRadar, Stealth Watch, Sourcefire, Palo Alto Firewalls, Cisco ASA Firewalls
• Considered SME in technology field and has expert knowledge of equipment, protocols, technologies, services, and monitoring tools.

Professional Qualifications:

• Excellent understanding of networking and firewall technologies
• Ability to multi-task projects
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Strong analytical skills
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Working knowledge of group dynamics
• Excellent oral and written communication skills

VisionIT is a global leader in the areas of Information Technology (IT) Managed Services and Talent Management Solutions. For close to 20 years, VisionIT has combined focus, agility, streamlined operations and the most talented IT professionals to deliver unmatched services to many Fortune 500 corporations and large government agencies. With offices across the United States, Mexico and the Philippines with global delivery in Latin America, Europe and Asia, VisionIT operates FAST. To learn more about VisionIT, please visit www.visionit.com

New IT Job Opening! Developer/Programmer Position in North Carolina, Apply Today!

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Developer/Programmer position available now in Raleigh, North Carolina. APPLY TODAY

Job Requirement:

Developer/Engineer on Commerce Ordering Platform.

Resource with Elastic Search, Lucene, Java and WebServices skills:

Experience Needed:

Overall experience needs to be more than 8 years.
At least 1 year hands-on experience on Elastic search (not maintenance).
Location will be RTP (Research Triangle Park).
Looking for candidates to start immediately.

Client: Accenture

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
VisionIT is a global leader in the areas of Information Technology (IT) Managed Services and Talent Management Solutions. For close to 20 years, VisionIT has combined focus, agility, streamlined operations and the most talented IT professionals to deliver unmatched services to many Fortune 500 corporations and large government agencies. With offices across the United States, Mexico and the Philippines with global delivery in Latin America, Europe and Asia, VisionIT operates FAST. To learn more about VisionIT, please visit www.visionit.com

2015 Will be Merry and Bright for IT Professionals

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All the career dreams of IT professionals may come true in 2015, as the year ends with strong IT hiring activity and prospects for IT contractors look merry and bright. Speaking of bright, the IT sector was a bright spot in November’s labor report which added 321,000 jobs overall to the economy. The IT industry added 7,000 within management and technical consulting services, and 7,000 more in the computer systems design and related services. IT employment is now at 4.703 million, a 3.27 percent increase compared to this time last year.

Also on the upswing is the use of contractors by employers and a growing desire among workers to choose contracting or freelancing. Today, freelancers and contractors make up 34 percent of the U.S. workforce. Meanwhile, 48 percent of CIOs will add more contractors than employees in 2015. As demand for skilled and specialized IT talent surges, companies are turning to staffing partners to hire contractors which allows them more flexibility. For the IT professional, pursuing contract work is an excellent way to keep learning the latest, most innovative IT skills through a range of opportunities.

In addition, with remote and virtual employees becoming more commonplace, younger generations have more desire to choose freelancing or contracting as a career path. A 2013 study by ODesk and Millennial Branding, found that 61 percent of Gen Y workers with “regular” jobs say they will, or probably will, quit their regular jobs within two years in favor of flexible options. The report goes on to say many Gen Y professionals now consider contracting or consulting as their career, not just a stepping stone in their job hunt.

Direct Hire Opportunity: Oracle Application Developer

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We have an awesome  full-time opportunity for an Oracle Application Developer in Pittsburgh, PA!  Great opportuniy for  an Oracle Application Developer with strong OAF and ADF experience to assist in implementing, migrating, integrating, and customizing/personalizing Oracle EBS Applications version R12.

APPLY TODAY! 

 

Job Description

Job Code:  BHJOB6510_59751Oracle Application Developer with Strong OAF & ADF

Oracle Application Developer with strong OAF and ADF experience for a full-time position to assist in implementing, migrating, integrating, and customizing/personalizing Oracle EBS Applications version R12.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with Oracle functional business analysts to gather business requirements, translate them into specifications documents
  • Responsible for coding and unit testing application software across production support, enhancements and projects
  • Meet service level agreements for production support response and resolution
  • Design and develop technical solutions to a pre-defined requirement and develop components including extensions, views, customizations, modifications, reports, and workflows independently or as a part of a team
  • Enhance performance in the Applications environment. Tuning code, reviewing table and applying indexes were needed
  • Follow documentation, software development methodology, version control and testing, and migration standards
  • Develop a cooperative environment that fosters knowledge sharing
  • Provide technical guidance and mentoring to others in areas of expertise
  • Review of code and make recommendations based on industry best practices, participate in analysis discussions to ensure the business requirements are met

Requirements and Technical Capabilities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field
  • 3+ years of Oracle Application Development experience
  • 3+ years of OAF (Oracle Application Framework)
  • 1+ years of ADF (Application Development Framework)
  • Strong PL / SQL Knowledge
  • 3+ Oracle EBS R12
  • Strong troubleshooting/break fix abilities
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, both independently and as part of a team

VisionIT is a global leader in the areas of Information Technology (IT) Managed Services and Talent Management Solutions. For close to 20 years, VisionIT has combined focus, agility, streamlined operations and the most talented IT professionals to deliver unmatched services to many Fortune 500 corporations and large government agencies. With offices across the United States, Mexico and the Philippines with global delivery in Latin America, Europe and Asia, VisionIT operates FAST. To learn more about VisionIT, please visit www.visionit.com