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Software Developer / Programmer 3 - PHP, .NET, Java


Job#: 8760

Title: Software Developer 3 ( NET/ Java/ Java Script )

Location: Portland, OR

Duration: 1 + yr contract (multi-year)

Applications Due: 11/18/18

Position Overview

This contract Software Developer position is located in the Enterprise Applications Support (JSP) organization within the IT department. he role of this position is to support the design, development, and management of application systems within the organization portfolios to meet current and future business requirements. This position will also apply, extend, enhance, and/or optimize existing architecture. Not Open to Foreign Nationals

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and support client’s Enterprise business applications:
  • Develop, maintain, and troubleshoot application and database problems in applications written in PHP, ASP.NET, Java, Javascript, Groovy, Groovyscript, C#, PL SQL and vendor delivered propriety tools.
  • Enhance and fix bugs in existing custom and COTS ERP business applications.
  • Interface with the customers to understand their processes and requirements and be able to translate a set of requirements into computer source code using the software tools provided on a Windows platform.
  • Produce technical documentation and articulate technical information with both functional and technical team members to facilitate knowledge transfer.
  • Function as a team member in performing project application design and development tasks.
  • Perform analysis, design, development, and testing project tasks, and analysis and resolution of maintenance issues.
  • Coordinate, report status on the design, development and testing of new custom software system.
  • Design and develop thorough unit tests.
  • Distinguish key interactions and dependencies among enterprise applications.
  • Communicate with a wide variety of technical and business experts in both individual and group settings.
  • Analyze, test, and apply changes to the application environment under the prevailing change management procedures and requirements.
  • Provide analytical, problem solving and debugging skills.
  • Provide problem analysis to the client and follow up with documentation.

REQUIREMENTS

Education & Corresponding Experience

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Post-Graduate College Degree in Computer/Information Technology or a closely-related discipline is preferred.
  • This is a level 3 position: 7+ years combination of education, and/or work experience in Computer/Information Technology or directly-related field is required. Each applicable college degree will count towards 2 years of experience.

Note: Equivalent related degrees will only count once. For example: A candidate with two Associate degrees in different Computer/Information Technology disciplines, will only be given credit for 2 years of experience.

Required Technical Skills & Experience

The following required skills for this position are Critical:

  • Expert knowledge of PHP, ASP.NET, Java, JavaScript, C#, PL SQL.
  • Proficiency in ASP, HTML, CSS, XML and XSLT.
  • Proficiency with Visual Studio (2012 or greater) and Microsoft Team Foundation Server.
  • Demonstrated experience in usability standards and guidelines, development of business logic, and data access layers using PHP, C#, ASP .NET, JavaScript and SQL server programming.
  • Experience working in a large production environment.

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Proficient in graphical user interface design & usability.
  • Proficient in developing well-tuned, complex SQL and stored procedures for Oracle or SQL Server.

Desirable Skills & Experience

  • Experience with custom .NET, PHP, Java web development.
  • Experience with XML, XSLT and web service development.
  • Experience with COTS ERP application development and support.
  • Experience with Oracle middle tier construct and services such as Weblogic.
  • Experience with Agile methodologies.
  • Experience with all phases of Systems Development Life Cycle including maintenance.
  • Experience with a version control system, preferably Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS).
  • Knowledge of system performance and tuning.
  • Knowledge of database design and modeling.
  • Knowledge of financial Debt Management principles.

Additional Requirements

  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License is required.


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Electronic Engineer 3 - Telecom


8762 – Electronic Engineer III- Telecom Specialty

Vancouver, WA. Duration start 12 months, lead to multi years contract

Application Due 11/25

OVERVIEW

This contract Electronic Engineer 3 position is in the Transmission Technology, Control Center Communications Operations (TTCO) group in the Transmission Services (T) business line. This position will provide project engineering, monitor and manage systems required for ongoing support, provide engineering reports and work with the team to design and assist management in implementing mission critical Control Center operational LAN/WAN network telecommunications.

Organization & Culture

Control Center Communication Operations is responsible for the overall operationof client’s entire operational telecommunications system as well as the maintenance of the telecommunications infrastructure at the Control Centers (CC) and jurisdiction. Functions include developing and executing the Telecommunication Systems Infrastructure (TSI) program which supports all communications and transport systems by providing a high availability infrastructure model.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support Transmission Technology in the integrations and monitoring of existing devices and new LAN/WAN network Control Center telecommunications projects by running reports through TTCO Solarwinds, MegaSys, and NetBoss network managements.
  • Collaborate with program manager and other project managers to facilitate LAN/WAN network Control Center telecommunications administrative tasks by running reports to verify that all devices have connectivity. Facilitate coordination within the project to help execute tasks for assigned projects (i.e. project timelines, device integration, running reports, and generating step plans).
  • Collaborate with Planning, Design, Construction, and field maintenance organizations to understand specific engineering tasks so the proper scope can be brought back to TTCO Management in developing and completing telecommunication projects.
  • With oversight and approval of, and as requested by the Manager/BFTE Team Lead:
  • Act as technical team lead for operational WAN/LAN network telecommunication design of local and wide area networks with mission critical reliability requirements and the required support systems.
  • Interpret functional and non-functional requirements of projects and recommend overall system designs.
  • Partition system design tasks for team member assignments; provide to manager so that work may be assigned.
  • Provide coordination and assist with configuration and integration efforts for the implementation of projects for Field Sites and Control Center locations by checking and verifying security profiles that have been established.
  • Draft, Prepare, validate, and execute test and Operations & Maintenance procedures to be published for compliance.
  • Provide clear technical documentation for training purposes, after projects are completed.
  • Report all project status updates to the Workload Coordinator, including reporting when job assignments are complete.
  • Represent TTCO in internal technical work groups, related to equipment specifications, maintenance standards & procedures, new-systems/equipment evaluation.
  • Attend technical work groups and communicate information gathered from the groups to others in order to coordinate a group strategy.

REQUIREMENTS

Education & Corresponding Experience (required on matrix)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering or Telecommunication Engineering is required.
  • 10 years of experience and knowledge of computer network and systems concepts, principals, and practices applicable to components and facilities found on a regional transmission system is required.

Required Technical Skills & Experience (required on matrix)

  • 10 years of experience in a technical/engineering environment.
  • 5 years of experience on project teams developing computer and / or network systems.
  • 5 years active participation with technical team coordination and project teams developing computer and / or network systems is required.
  • 5 years of experience with Telecom/Network systems engineering principles and concepts with minimal guidance.
  • 5 years of experience with technical evaluation and evaluation process of control system technologies.
  • 5 years of experience reviewing and evaluating design packages (including drawings, material certifications, and submittals) for conformance to the design specifications.
  • 5 years of experience developing and supporting compliance programs to meet NERC CIP and FISMA standards.

Preferred Skills & Experience (optional on matrix)

  • 5 years of Carrier Ethernet and/or network systems programming/troubleshooting experience.
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certification.
  • Knowledge of the following systems:
  • NOTE: The systems encountered in this position are digital systems that monitor and control devices from the central stations.
  • Microsoft Windows administration
  • Server virtualization
  • SAN/NAS implementation
  • LanDesk for Windows system management
  • RSA (Remote Server Access) Key server
  • SCADA, AGC, and telemetry systems
  • PBX Administration
  • Network Telecommunications experience in LAN/WAN network environments to include testing new and existing telecommunications management systems such as; Solarwinds, MegaSys, NetBoss, and Linux based operating system to support the integration of Control Center projects like; VHF mobile radio systems, Carrier Ethernet packet devices, SONET ONS nodes, and individual time division multiplex (TDM) drop equipment.
  • Knowledge of engineering project management principles and concepts to include following formal configuration and change management processes.
  • Experience with technical project coordination to include security controls testing with routers.
  • Experience projecting schedules and structure development concepts as they relate to large high availability WANs.
  • Experience with best practice test plan developments for project certification.
  • Leadership skills in developing teamwork between different organizational boundaries.
  • Experience working in an Enterprise Data Center with 24/7 availability requirements.
  • Experience in the Network Operations Center (NOC) and Cisco ISE.
  • Proficient in Cisco layer three.
  • Knowledge of Virtual Private Networks and router encryption
  • Knowledge of fiber optic communication system design.

Additional Requirements (not required on matrix)

• Valid U.S. Driver’s License is required.

Training Provided

NERC-CIP Control Center Training


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Project Manager 3 (IT Projects) - IT/OT Service Delivery, Organizational Strategy and Execution

Job #: 8769

Title: Project Manager 3 (IT)

Location: Vancouver, WA

Duration: Multi-year contract

Applications Due: 11/26/18

POSITION OVERVIEW:

This position serves as a project manager professional, providing support in several areas of the Transmission Technology program within client’s Transmission Services organization. This project manager will, along with key managerial stakeholders, architects, project managers, subject matter experts and compliance staff, facilitate the efforts in the development and execution of Transmission Technology strategy.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide project management expertise and support and facilitate manager-assigned TT Services Internal Business Operations project or projects, from beginning to end, providing expert guidance on the PMI-based project management methodology, best practices, and internal skill development as requested by and with guidance from the manager, team lead or other personnel with the authority to do so, including:
  • Facilitate and assist Management in planning, initiating and implementing various projects that have been defined in the Transmission Technology Strategic Plan.
  • Organize, coordinate and facilitate the work of project team(s) and serve as liaison between business and technical aspects of projects, which includes planning project stages and assessing business implications for each stage.
  • Monitor progress of assigned projects to track timelines, milestones, deadlines, standards and targets, alerting appropriate manager / personnel of any obstacles / potential delays to project timelines, targets or success; provide corrective action recommendations.
  • Forecast and recommend / request appropriate project resources to fulfill project needs; recommended resource requests must be submitted to, coordinated with and provided by appropriate Performance Managers.
  • Plan and coordinate activities for designated project to verify that goals or objectives of the project are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and funding parameters.
  • Alert manager of and obtain appropriate authorization for any potential changes to project cost, schedule or performance.
  • Draft project plans, resource strategies and develop funding estimates required to advance each defined effort.
  • Facilitate project meetings between a variety of departments and disciplines.
  • Provide recommendations regarding assessment approach and deliverables.
  • Help the project succeed by identifying and securing necessary subject matter experts needed during the project.
  • Coordinate the creation and documentation of revised processes, roles and responsibilities.
  • Maintain consistent communication with the project sponsor, performance managers, and clients on the progress of the project versus the plan.
  • Communicate regularly with executive sponsors, key stakeholders, strategic partners, and Tier II managers across the organization independently and in team meetings.
  • With manager / personnel assistance and guidance, address and navigate politically sensitive issues in a collaborative and professional manner.
  • Provide background information, technical input, options and recommendations for project decisions as requested by manager / personnel; work with appropriate parties to facilitate resolution of conflicting team positions.
  • Issue project status reports on a regular or as requested basis.
  • Collaborate and work with project sponsors and performance managers to remove obstacles impacting timely project completion.
  • Draft a final project report, including project “lessons-learned”, for appropriate management review and approval / acceptance.
  • Take a pro-active stance on project risk management by:
  • Anticipating and identifying potential areas of risk and obtaining guidance from appropriate manager or Contracting Officer.
  • Tracking, monitoring and facilitating resolution of issues and risks identified within the projects, as well as compliance related dependencies.
  • Maintaining issue, risk, and/or action logs.
  • Developing, drafting and recommending contingency plans to minimize / eliminate risks on an ongoing basis for review and approval / acceptance by appropriate manager / personnel.
  • Facilitate and/or support the following functions:
  • Written and Verbal Sponsor and Stakeholder Communication.
  • Project Team Coordination, including milestone management and communication of deliverables.
  • Monitor issues and risks identified within the project as well as integrated dependencies and the issues and risk associated with those assumptions.
  • Team Meeting Management and Sponsor Meeting Management.
  • Coordination with the Control Center Planning Office and other TO organizations to include operational and data requirements to support reliable operation of the Bulk Electric System
  • Facilitate and/or support the following deliverables:
  • Scope Definition and Management
  • Business Requirements and Needs Analysis from various stakeholder perspectives
  • Process and System Design requirements
  • Gap Analysis from the “as is” to the “to be” state
  • Implement Organizational Design and Change Management requirements as developed within the Transmission Technology program
  • Implementation Planning including optimizing milestones and building upon successes
  • Integration Architecture Design
  • End User Training
  • When necessary, manage the successful transition of a project or program of projects to another project manager including any training, documentation, or meeting coordination required to bring the new PM fully up to speed on all critical aspects of the work and introduce them to executive sponsors and key stakeholders.
  • Coordinate and assist management with transitions of identified project resources as needed. This may include gathering information from departing/transitioning resources to identify subject matter expertise, documenting workloads, identifying training requirements to facilitate smooth transitions.

REQUIREMENTS

Education & Corresponding Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Business Administration or a closely-related technical discipline is preferred. (Master’s Degree in specific or directly-related field may be substituted for 1 year of the required experience.)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Business Administration or a closely-related technical discipline is highly preferred. (Bachelor’s Degree in specific or directly-related field may be substituted for 4 years’ required experience.)
  • This is a Level 3 position: 14+ years direct work experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution for medium to large sized projects ($500K to $2M+ lifecycle cost) is required without a degree. (10 years with a Bachelor’s Degree in a directly-related field, 9 years with a Master’s Degree in a directly-related field).

Required Technical Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated project management experience with business services capabilities projects using industry standard methods and tools for managing schedules, dependencies, resources, funding and developing technical specifications and project plans.
  • Experience successfully coordinating or running multiple projects simultaneously as a program.
  • Intermediate level experience with Microsoft Project, Visio, and SharePoint Server environments.

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • PMP certification.
  • Experience in resource planning.
  • IT project and program management experience within an Information Technology or Operational Technology environment
  • Experience with NERC-CIP.

Additional Requirements

  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License is required.


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Business Analyst 3 - Change Management

# 8767

Title: Business Analyst 3
Specialty: Change Management
Duration: 1 yr. + (multi-year)

Location: Vancouver, WA

Applications Due 11/27/18

Position Overview

This contract Business Analyst 3 position is in client’s Transmission Strategy & Business Management (TAS) organization. The primary focus of this role is to provide high-level business analysis services in support of Transmission strategic initiatives led by client Transmission Services’ Strategy & Business Management (TAS) organization. This position will provide support to client management in defining and implementing strategic initiatives for business transformation efforts. The Business Analyst will also work with business stakeholders and facilitate gathering and analyzing information using standard tools and approaches to: clarify business operations, functions, gap analysis, document/map the current and future states, identify solution alternatives, evaluate the alternatives, and define procedures

Position Responsibilities

  • Collaborate and communicate with a wide variety of internal technical and business experts, including the assigned Project Manager (PM) in both individual and group settings to assist and recommend project team requirements.
  • Provide recommendations to management at all levels to assist in building leadership/sponsorship capabilities and address change management (CM) initiatives.
  • Serve as an expert in change management processes; provide information and recommendations to project and leadership teams on change management:
  • Develop / draft and recommend new or revised change management processes, procedures and/or workflows to meet / address customer / end-user requirements.
  • Facilitate Transmission projects and project initiatives by assisting client managers in developing and implementing client management-approved change plans and materials in the areas of sponsorship, training, communication, guidance, resistance management and change management.
  • Assist management with development, and implementation, of management-approved change plans and strategies through various feedback loops or measurements.
  • Monitor effectiveness of change plans and strategies, recommending improvements for management consideration to gain maximum benefit. Alert stakeholders, including the appropriate client manager, of any risks that may negatively impact project scope or schedule; provide mitigation recommendations for client manager / personnel review and acceptance; implement client management-approved actions.
  • Collaborate with other CM Specialists to share best practices, provide assistance on critical needs, and coordinate on Transmission-wide initiatives. Use Prosci methodology as well as new data sources (as appropriate) to assess change saturation within Transmission Services and make appropriate recommendations to project teams, sponsors and stakeholders.
  • Promote sound change management methodology and serve as a change management resource and subject matter expert to the System Operations leadership and project teams.
  • Promote and support seamless organizational change across departmental boundaries as requested.
  • Maintain and improve change management toolkits (e.g. deliverables, templates, techniques) that are simple, effective and designed for different audiences. Validate change management strategies, plans and tools align with client’s Human Capital Management strategy.
  • Collaborate with client manager, stakeholders, project teams and/or other parties as assigned to create / draft and recommend a comprehensive communication strategy; assist with implementation activities as requested. Provide expertise and assistance to client Managers and Project Managers to validate quality deliverables on a wide range of communication mediums and topics.
  • Provide expertise with business process modeling techniques to incorporate new business drivers and roles and responsibilities within a project or Program.
  • Assist client management in planning and carrying out the training project or assignment (delivery) including resolving most problems, coordinating the work with others, validating policy in terms of established objectives, recommending the approach to be taken, and the methods and techniques to be employed, and training the trainers if appropriate / requested.
  • Develop and recommend formats for a variety of training courses, including recommending the emphasis to be placed upon each segment according to organizational need and standards. Research the information necessary to develop / draft training manuals and materials.
  • Develop and recommend methods to assess trainee progress in business process-related training, as well as for continuing education for management consideration; assist with implementation of management-approved methods / recommendations.
  • Evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs; incorporate findings and insights into project and change management plans, decision-making information and recommendations and other project considerations as appropriate.
  • Maintain regular and consistent communication regarding project / assignment status and concerns, with appropriate parties, including the client manager, project manager, stakeholders, project team, etc. This may include creating / drafting a project SharePoint site for project documentation, coordination and tracking.
  • Participate in change management / informational presentations and/or sessions with a variety of employees ranging from line workers to executives, in both small and large groups, in order to promote buy-in and change satisfaction.
  • Design / draft templates and tools to support the project management methodology, including creating, recommending and utilizing tools (such as MS Project, Access, SharePoint, etc.) to assist Project Managers (PMs) in tracking and reporting project progress / status, project milestones and deliverables, and metrics reporting.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to convey the client management-approved technical vision and to analyze potential tradeoffs between usability and performance needs; work with project PM and appropriate client manager / personnel to reconcile and determine acceptable “tradeoffs”.
  • Develop /draft documentation to: 1) validate repeatability of processes; 2) facilitate training on new analytical tools; and, 3) support business continuity and knowledge transfer.

Requirements Education & Corresponding Experience

  • Associate’s degree in Business Administration, Business Management, Accounting, Computer Science, Organizational Development or a closely-related technical field is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Business Management, Accounting, Computer Science, Organizational Development or a closely-related technical field is preferred.
  • With an Associate’s degree in applicable fields: 10+ years of direct work experience and knowledge of change management principles and methodologies with a solid understanding of how people go through a change and the change process is required.
  • With a Bachelor’s degree in applicable fields: 8+ years of direct work experience and knowledge of change management principles and methodologies with a solid understanding of how people go through a change and the change process is required.
  • No degree: 12+ direct work experience and knowledge of change management principles and methodologies with a solid understanding of how people go through a change and the change process is required.
  • Experience should be consistent with the specific requirements of business analysis and progressively more technical in nature.

Required Technical Skills & Experience

  • Experience must include/show demonstrated experience in leading and providing Change Management programmatic set up and support to organizations.
  • Experience with project and change management approaches, tools and phases of the project
  • Experience with large-scale organizational change efforts
  • Intermediate proficiency in Visio (flowcharts), MS Project, Access, and SharePoint
  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License is required.

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Change Management Professional designation
  • Experience with the Prosci methodology for Change Management
  • Energy/utility industry experience
  • Knowledge of Maintenance Management, Asset Management, and Equipment Analysis for the Energy industry
  • Familiarity with Project Management standards as documented in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)


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Training Support Coordinator

Job Number: 1814
Job title: Training Administrative Coordinator
Location: Wilsonville, OR
Duration: 6+ months

Brief Job Description:
Supports client’s Talent Development with a wide variety of issues/topics related to training coordination, training programs, and preparation of materials , developing evaluation reports for training programs and training classes for talent development programs within a learning management system.

  • Development Passement Center – Assessment program for potential new leaders within the company
  • 360 Program – Administrator for a 360 feedback program
  • Service Design Project Manager QuickStart – On boarding class for SDPM’s
  • Other employee and leadership programs
  • Serves as back-up to Talent Development Administrative Assistant.



Required Skills:

  • Experience in project work coordination and good process management skills.
  • Ability to work at all levels of the organization including the executive level.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Access. Experience with
  • SharePoint, PeopleSoft tools or other learning management systems a plus.
  • Must have good communications skills, both oral and written, with the ability to transmit information effectively, presenting and describing issues clearly and concisely.
  • Intermediate/Advanced PowerPoint skills a plus; including basic graphics design
  • Must have ability to work collaboratively on a team while successfully interfacing with staff independently.
  • Incumbent must be self-directed, results driven, punctual, and have an excellent attendance record.
  • Person must demonstrate ability to pay close attention to detail, while grasping the “big picture”, have excellent organizational skills, be able to work independently at a fast pace with many interruptions, and be able to shift priorities multiple times a day.
  • The ability to demonstrate flexibility and deal successful with ambiguity is needed.
  • Technical Tools: PeopleSoft knowledge, Survey Monkey- PREFERRED


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Project Consultant, Labor Contracts Specialist



Job #: 1852

Job title: Project Consultant, Labor Contracts Specialist
Location: Portland

Duration: 6+ Months


Brief Job Description:
The contract specialist position is responsible for performing contract assignments in support of a centralized procurement activity and in the audit/review of that activity. Solicits bids to procure a variety of Transmission & Distribution line construction services and negotiates and administers contracts. •

  • Assess contractor performance to identify the need for amendments of existing contracts
  • Analyzes price proposals, financial reports, and other data to determine reasonableness of prices; reviews and interprets contract provisions to achieve cost efficiencies and reductions where feasible
  • Assesses contractor service value and product/service reliability relative to cost; plans, organizes, and coordinates acquisition alternatives, as appropriate
  • Negotiate contract agreements for products and services
  • Prepare and edit contracts between the company and potential clients
  • Develop and implement effective procurement proposals
  • Coordinate with clients to guarantee terms of contracts are fulfilled in compliance with the contract terms and regulations

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Outstanding negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of procurement regulations, contract documents, and legal specifications
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments
  • Project management knowledge and skills
  • Cost analysis skills
  • Knowledge of costing and pricing methodology
  • Skill in the negotiation and establishment of contractual arrangements for goods and services
  • Knowledge of contractor compliance issues and procedures, as applicable to an electric utility
  • Ability to assess contract compliance and product/service quality


Project deliverables:

• Analyze current docks crew contracting strategy

• Evaluate dock crew efficiency in current model

• Identify ways to improve productivity and efficiency of dock crews

• Evaluate feasibility of a unitized contracting strategy

• Develop a plan for unitizing dock crews

• Make recommendations to business

• Implement improvements plan and monitor progress of project

Required Skills:

  • Project management, contract management, change management, communication
  • Familiarity with transmission and distribution line construction contracts. Knowledge of utility transmission and distribution line construction practices, work types, process, and business practices.
  • Knowledge and experience with Labor Contracts is ideal.




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OBIEE Developer


# 1857

Working job title: OBIEE developer supporting customer service
Duration: 6 Months +

Located in Portland, OR


Information on the project: Client’s Analytic Center of Excellence (PACE) serves as the Enterprise Data Warehouse and Governance Structure for Client’s enterprise reporting and analytics. PACE serves all employees and sees nearly 300 active users log-in each day. PACE continues to enhance and develop business intelligence products that provide meaningful insights to our clients to enable operational, managerial and strategic reporting & analytics.

Required Experience/Skills:

• Experience implementing enterprise-scale Business Intelligence (BI) systems with an understanding and ability to apply leading practice design principles to BI projects.

• Experience in OBIEE, developing Reports and Dashboards with multiple views using presentation features; including drill-down / dynamics, cascading style sheets, pivot tables, visualizations and tabular with local and global filters.

• Experience in OBIEE creating, configuring, customizing and maintaining repository design to support custom subject areas and modifications to out of the box Oracle BI applications.
• Experience in Extraction, Transformation, Loading (ETL) data from various sources into data warehouses and data marts using Informatica Power Center (Repository Manager, Designer, Workflow Manager, Workflow Monitor, Metadata Manger), Power Exchange and Power Connect.

• Experience with the Data Warehouse Administration Console (DAC) to configure, manage and load the Oracle Business Analytics Warehouse.

• Custom data warehouse design experience using Star Schema/Snowflake modelling, OLAP/ROLAP tools, Fact and Dimensions tables, Physical and logical data modelling, and Oracle Designer.

• Good verbal and written skills with the ability to connect and educate client’s technical team with regard to BI topics and future design vision.

Description of Work to Be Performed:


• Responsible for developing new and enhancing existing Reports and Dashboards in OBIEE using presentation features including drill-down / dynamics, cascading style sheets, pivot tables, visualizations and tabular reports with local and global filters.
• Responsible for creating, configuring, customizing and maintaining repository design to support custom subject areas and modifications to existing Oracle BI applications.
• Responsible for ETL design and development for a consolidated reporting solution that integrates PGE enterprise system data
• Responsible for end user support, break/fix and enhancements to existing enterprise data warehouse solutions
• Support OBIA/OBIEE and source system data extract technologies including the resolution of performance issues and the development of new dashboards, reports, and metrics
• Other BI functional and technical support, as required.

Skills to be successful in this role:

Practical BI development experience
• Experience working in an Agile delivery method
• Works well with a team of peer BI developers, business analysts and quality assurance resources
• Familiarity with PeopleSoft Finance, Supply Chain and HR systems is a plus


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Change Manager


# 1847- Change Manager

Located in Portland ,OR

Duration start 1 year

Brief Job Description:

As a Change Manager Consultant, you will develop, lead, and execute change management strategies and tactics that drive adoption of new processes, tools/equipment, systems, and cultural behaviors throughout the organization. Success for these projects depends on behavioral changes in a wide diversity of employees from engineers to field crews to corporate services. We need your expertise, passion, and ingenuity.

To deliver these results, you’ll lead change efforts on one or more projects, collaborating with a client’s project team and the change team to assess, plan, prioritize, execute, and evaluate the change strategies and tactics.

Candidate resumes are required to reflect evidence of delivery for all the following change management deliverables:


*Stakeholder analysis, assessment, and engagement

*Communications planning, development, and execution
*Change impacts assessment
*Training planning, development, and execution
*Readiness assessment and adoption measurement
*Stabilization planning and execution.

This role will be supporting the DevOps Project in IT. Typically the change manager will be interfacing with a PM, 3-4 subject matter experts and the change management office.

Preferred job skills:

Experience with DevOps. Working with teams of IT professionals and process and understanding how to communicate within that discipline. Previous experience working with a utility or union.

Top skills to be successful in this role
: business acumen; strong change management planning and execution. Strong communication skills. Must be able to work independently and be able to hit the ground running.


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Change Manager

Job #: 1845

Title: Change Manager

Location: Portland, OR

Duration: 1 year contract

Brief Job Description:

As a Change Manager Consultant, you will develop, lead, and execute change management strategies and tactics that drive adoption of new processes, tools/equipment, systems, and cultural behaviors within Transmission & Distribution and Generation, representing about half of this client’s workforce. Success for these projects depends on behavioral changes in a wide diversity of employees from engineers to field crews. They need your expertise, passion, and ingenuity.

To deliver these results, you’ll lead change efforts on one or more projects within Transmission & Distribution and Generation, collaborating with the T&D and Gen change team to assess, plan, prioritize, execute, and evaluate the change strategies and tactics.

Consultant background and resume needs to reflect evidence of full lifecycle of change management deliverables from stakeholder analysis and communication planning to training planning, impact assessments and adoption measurements etc.
Required Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years as a Change Management Professional leading large-scale change management initiatives. Must be collaborative and able to hit the ground running.
  • Proven ability to communicate with a diverse set of employees from engineers to field crews is essential.
  • Multi-industry experience is a must. Previous experience working with a utility or manufacturing/operations, union is a PLUS;
  • Must have solid project experience within corporate matrix environments


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Tech Writer II

Job #: 1850

Title: Technical Writer

Location: Portland , OR

Duration: 3 Months


Description:

Immediate opening for experienced Technical Writer needed to help our business continuity and emergency management team with finalizing our foundational policy documents, writing standardized reports for project and program performance, strategic plans, business continuity plans and operational procedures. In addition, this position will help develop standardized plan templates for supporting planners throughout the company.

Our client is currently updating policy and foundational documents for business continuity and emergency management. This Technical writer will greatly assist in helping them set a consistency in their documents.

  • Collaborates with stakeholders to identify process document needs.
  • Researches and analyzes regulations, policies and other requirements and applies to standards and processes.
  • Works with stakeholders to research processes and determine how best to document. Creates, revises and publishes specifications, standards, work practices and procedural documentation with established deadlines.
  • Determines best way to ensure documents meet corporate style guide requirements.


Required Skills/Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of Technical Writing experience.
  • Advanced skills in written communications
  • Ability to work on a team in an open, collaborative manner
  • Intermediate knowledge of principles and practices in Communications
  • knowledge of utility operations- preferred



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Environmental Protection Specialist - Level 3 - Transmission

Job #: 8753

Title: Environmental Protection Specialist 3

Location: Portland, OR

Duration: 1 + yr contract (multi-year)

Applications Due: 11/14/18

ieSolutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). M/F/D/V. Security Clearance Requirement: Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. US Citizenship REQUIRED

Position Overview

This contract position is part of the Environmental Compliance Transmission organization (ECT) within the Environment, Fish & Wildlife (E) division. This position facilitates and implements the appropriate environmental review and compliance for transmission projects, including identification and development of appropriate National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analyses and documentation, as well as verifying compliance with other applicable federal and state environmental laws, regulations, and policies, such as the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), and cultural resource protection laws such as the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). The position requires the capability to undertake environmental analyses, consultations, and documentation for multiple projects simultaneously, and to serve as the environmental contact internally within the organization and across client, and externally with other agencies, Native American tribes, and the public. No HAZMAT.

Position Responsibilities

  • Under the guidance of and with the assistance of manager/personnel:
  • Reviews proposed complex project information and coordinates with the project lead and cultural resource staff to identify needed information/data needed for appropriate environmental analysis, consultation, and documentation;
  • Performs analysis, verifying the analysis and documentation are completed in accordance with applicable laws (particularly NEPA and ESA) and other related regulations, policies and procedures and guidelines.
  • Develops / drafts schedules that will allow for completion of project environmental and cultural resource compliance requirements in a timely and efficient manner. Participates in project site visits to collect and gather information and identify documentation requirements based on established criteria and potential environmental issues and/or concerns. Informs appropriate manager/project lead/personnel of anticipated informational/documentation requirements and/or alerts of any perceived potential environmental/cultural issues. Obtains appropriate concurrence for planned information/documentation actions.
  • Under the guidance of appropriate manager/project lead/personnel, coordinates and facilitates public involvement processes for assigned projects, including public meetings and workshops in coordination and collaboration with Communications/Regional Relations.
  • Reviews resource reports produced by others to determine adequacy of environmental analysis, based on established criteria, for a client-proposed action. Reports findings and presents recommendations for review, consideration and approval by appropriate manager/project lead/personnel.
  • Drafts, and/or reviews and edits drafts of environmental documents to validate compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies for review, finalization and approval by appropriate manager/personnel. Documents will include NEPA documents such as:
    • Categorical Exclusions
    • Environmental Assessments
    • Environmental Impact Statements
    • Associated documents such as findings of no significant impact and/or records of decision
    • ESA documents such as biological assessments.
  • Under the guidance of appropriate manager/project lead/personnel, coordinates with multiple state, federal and tribal agencies on environmental assessments, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with same.
  • Drafts correspondence for compliance and permit consultations in accordance with internal procedures.
  • Drafts briefings on the status of environmental reviews and issues for review, finalization and approval by appropriate manager/personnel; presents manager-approved briefing materials to management, executives, stakeholders and others, internally and externally.
  • Drafts environmental documents in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
  • Maintains project environmental records in accordance with agency records management requirements.
  • Monitors environmental compliance measures after a project is implemented, including post-construction site visits to evaluate effectiveness of recommended measures; reports findings, recommends further corrective actions and/or escalates concerns and questions to appropriate manager/personnel.
  • Recommends, for consideration and acceptance by manager/personnel, improvements in client systems, procedures or practices to enhance effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Proposes recommendations for Endangered Species Act and NEPA strategies related to transmission projects under consideration by client. All recommendations must be submitted for review, consideration and acceptance by appropriate manager/project lead/personnel.

Requirements

Education & Corresponding Experience

  • Bachelor’s in Biology, Environmental Planning or directly-related natural science or planning field is required.
  • Masters’ Degree in one or more of the biological/physical/natural sciences, particularly for Northwest species, plants, soils, or geology/geomorphology is preferred.
  • 10+ years’ work experience in an environmental analysis, planning, and/or review capacity is required.

Required Technical Skills & Experience

  • 5+ years’ experience working with the NEPA process.
  • 5+ years’ experience applying the ESA.

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Specialized environmental certification, such as for wetlands investigations.
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) expertise.
  • Direct experience implementing other federal environmental or cultural compliance statutes and regulations, such as the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and/or the National Historic Preservation Act.
  • Experience working with Native American tribes.
  • Training or certification in conflict resolution, public involvement techniques, facilitation and/or meeting management.

Additional Requirements

  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License is required.


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Project Manager 3 (IT Projects) - IT/OT Service Delivery, Organizational Strategy and Execution

Job #: 1

Title: Administrative Services Assistant

Locations: Portland Metro area (Including Vancouver and Beaverton)

Contract Duration: Varies depending on client/position (Typically 6 months, 1 year or 1+ years)

Application Deadline: Ongoing needs

To Apply: To be considered for upcoming positions please email your resume to sstillwell@ie4solutions.com.

About ieSolutions:

We provide our clients information technology, administrative and engineering personnel in a variety of ways. Our services include contract labor, contract-to-hire, permanent placement services and pay-rolling services. Our experienced team are exceptional at locating and qualifying excellent professionals in a wide range of technical and administrative roles.

Common Position Responsibilities include:

  • Provide a wide variety of confidential administrative/clerical tasks for the managers and staff for the assigned organization, managers and support staff.
  • Answer and screen telephone calls; respond to most questions and complete most business involving established policy or routine matters; forward questions and matters to appropriate personnel as needed, following up to verify a timely response.
  • Serve as back-up to Tier II and Tier IV level Executive Assistants as needed
  • Proactively coordinate managers’ daily Outlook calendars and schedules with full responsibility for scheduling and prioritizing Tier III and IV managers’ appointments, meetings, conferences and calendar:
  • Coordinate appointments, including commitments of time. Advise manager of appointments and other commitments that might have a bearing on future decisions. Demonstrate sound judgment and a solid understanding of issues when advising the manager of upcoming events.
  • Organize, plan, prioritize, coordinate, schedule and verify appointments, meetings (in-person, phone conferences, web-based), conferences, and training for managers and other staff (securing rooms, phone bridges, projection, and other meeting supplies).
  • Schedule and arrange meetings, conferences and training, including associated logistics and any necessary equipment (securing rooms, phone bridges, projection equipment, etc.).Assist, compile, organize and verify appropriate files, notes and other materials are in order and ready for use at meetings, appointments, etc.
  • Draft agendas, coordinate speaking points, make arrangements for guest(s) / guest speakers and research and draft background information / materials as requested.
  • Complete appropriate new employee on-boarding activities and retirement documentation.
  • Maintain Employee Tracking Log, BFTE tracking, on-board reports, training, medical surveillance, emergency contact, and reimbursement tracking information.
  • Coordinate and assist managers with development of annual managers’ and employees’ performance appraisal plans by assisting in implementing, completing, and tracking documentation management.
  • Schedule and track to completion all managers’ and employees’ progress reviews, performing associated follow-up to obtain required signatures and approvals.
  • Apply strong familiarity with manager’s performance contract to prioritize and track meetings, work, and delegated projects or tasks to maintain accountability and to assist in ensuring established targets are met.
  • Validate on-time documentation submission to Human Capital Management (HCM) and verify all processes are tracked to completion within established timelines.
  • Arrange travel, foreign and domestic, including airline arrangements, hotel accommodations, and rental car and shuttle reservations for manager and staff as required. Prepare and process travel authorizations and vouchers for Manager, Lead and employees using Concur and/or Concur travel agent. Confirm travel is complete and vouchers are processed in a timely manner, in accordance with federal and travel procedures and policies. Provide necessary foreign and domestic forms associated with travel.
  • Participate on business process improvement and other special project teams, as requested by the manager.
  • Maintain and update the organizational SharePoint site. To include monitoring retention policy on all SharePoint folders; establishing calendars, and content maintenance and currency.

Common Position Requirements include:

Education:

  • High School diploma or equivalent is required
  • Associate’s Degree in Secretarial Science, Administrative Management or a related field is preferred.

Experience:

  • 4-6 years of demonstrated administrative/ clerical experience is required (Level 2 positions)
  • 6+ years of demonstrated administrative/clerical experience is required. (Level 3 positions)
  • 4 or more years of relevant work experience in administrative support functions with Microsoft Office Suite programs such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook are required. (Proficiency with Microsoft Office 2010 is required).

General Requirements:

  • Must be self-motivated, self-disciplined, with ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Must possess organizational capabilities and be able to carry out duties with little direct guidance.
  • Must be able to multi-task, work as a team member, be flexible, maintain confidentiality and have good customer service skills.
  • Data entry skills are essential. This position requires above average computer and typing skills to coordinate calendars, schedule meetings, and record and distribute meeting notes.
  • SharePoint experience may be highly desired or required depending on position.

Performance Expectations:

  • Meet timelines, milestones, deliverables, and provide timely status updates as may be required.
  • Expected to work collaboratively and in a team environment
  • Must demonstrate sound judgment, confidentiality, and a solid understanding of issues when advising the manager of upcoming events


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Business IntelligenceEngineer

Job #:581643

Title: Business intelligence Engineer

Duration: 7 Months

Location: Downtown Portland

The mission of the Information Technology Group (ITG) is to develop, implement and maintain technology-based services and solutions enabling our client to effectively manage information to accomplish its missions. This position partners with the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) which has the mission to “improve human health by enhancing clinical and translational research” through the Institute’s Biomedical Informatics Program.

This position is responsible for engineering efforts in support of the Research Data Warehouse (RDW). The focus is BI solution design, development, testing and implementation of ETL using a combination of Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), T SQL queries, PL/SQL along with SQL Server and Oracle database objects. The primary Data Source is Epic Clarity and the target is the Research Data Warehouse. This person will work with Microsoft SSIS packages and T SQL and Oracle PL/SQL to process Research and Clinical data to meet analytic requirements. This position will need to perform scoping and estimating on Data Warehouse activities. Present technical information and design proposals in easily understood terms in both verbal and written form. This position is also responsible for detailed technical analysis to assure the availability and accuracy of data processed by the ETL or contained in the OHSU Research Data Warehouse.

The Incumbent will observe due care, objectivity and respect for confidentiality. All employees must keep confidential what they hear and what they see when handling, reviewing, or observing: communications and records thereof (calls, email, pages, fax, etc.), data transmission, databases, or other forms of information. Confidentiality extends to the identities of the parties of the communications, and even to the fact that the communication took place. When sharing information, consider whether the recipient has a true “business need to know.”

Position Responsibilities:

  • Microsoft SSIS and TSQL, Oracle PL/SQL support, maintenance and development
  • Build and migrate SSIS projects, TSQL and database objects and perform necessary testing and validation such as unit testing during development and/or QA testing as required.
  • Share SQL Server SSIS, TSQL and related development expertise and provide support to data warehouse developers, data analysts, and users in the ETL migration and support of the Research Data Warehouse environment;
  • Develop and modify Oracle PL/SQL and related database objects in the ETL migration and support of the Research Data Warehouse environment;
  • Participate in peer code review sessions and offer suggestions that improve performance, maintainability, and best practice compliance;
  • Review and troubleshoot SSIS packages, TSQL and PL/SQL queries to address errors that occur during nightly and ad hoc processing;
  • Apply updates and ensure that data are loaded into the data warehouse according to defined requirements;
  • Maintain, support, and apply change data capture (CDC) processes for incremental loading of data
  • Apply standard data warehouse transformation concepts for the integration, validation, and organization of data necessary for loading into a dimensional data warehouse environment.
  • Perform query and process tuning and optimization
  • Follow change and version control procedures
  • Apply appropriate security structures and/or policies to data and/or database objects
  • Make recommendations on best practices for code maintenance, deployments, and migrations specific to SSIS


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Sr. Solutions Architect


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Title: Sr. Solutions Architect

The Integrated Grid Initiatives ( ADMS/ DERMS)

Location: Portland Downtown

Duration Start 1 year

Brief Job Description:
The overarching purpose of this role is to build a forward-looking blueprint for technology, focusing on innovation and process improvement, while delivering actionable recommendations to help the company achieve its business objectives through optimized digital architecture.

Project Description
The Integrated Grid Initiatives are a collection of projects and customer programs underway for the purpose of modernizing the operation of Client’s electric distribution system for a variety of end goals including automation, increased reliability, and ultimately the integration of increasing amounts of distributed energy resources (e.g. Demand Response, Electric Vehicles, Distributed Generation, Battery Storage). The Program includes implementation of Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS), Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS), field communications technologies, and a new distribution operations center as well as other updates to systems and processes dependent on the above.

What is the size of the team this resource will be working with?
Initially very small – 2-5. Ultimately, very large, up to 100.


Required Skills:

  • - Experience with very large technology projects. Ideally would have experience with Geospatial Information Systems, Outage Management Systems, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems, Distribution Automation.
    - Unlikely but highly desired would be experience with Automated Distribution Management Systems and/or Distribution Energy Resource Management systems.
    - Role is for a very senior technical architect who is experienced at evaluating and proposing very technical system implementations, supported by technical landscape drawings, data flows, system responsibilities, interactions, and integrations.
    - Should be experienced in providing technical guidance to IT technical staff implementing the architect’s work including interactively solving and resolving technical issues, balancing cost, effort, speed of delivery, and business value.
    ***

    Top 3 skills to be successful in this role:
    - Understanding business problems
    - Advanced technical competence in the business systems involved
    - Communicates well with others, is a team-oriented problem solver who cares deeply about the business result.

    Will you consider candidates from outside Oregon?
    Yes, no relocation assistance provided .


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Operations Analyst 2 - Transmission Data Analysis, Compile, Design and Reporting

#8763

Job title: Operations Analyst 2
Specialty: Transmission Data Analysis, Compile, Design and Reporting

Location: Vancouver, WA

Application deadline: 11/21/18


ieSolutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). M/F/D/V. Security Clearance Requirement: Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. US Citizenship REQUIRED

Position Overview

This contract position is located in the Business Operations organization of our client’s Transmission Services (T) business line. The Transmission Data Analysis, Compile, Design, and Reporting function includes the collaboration, coordination, and presentation of client’s operational activities to assist transmission management in Data-Driven Decision Making.

The primary focus of this role is to perform data analysis and reporting, gather, analyze and format a wide variety of data, and report on critical data metrics for Transmission Services. The position is primarily responsible for the data integrity of the Transmission Services to include monitoring, analysis, timely reporting, data input and preparation of data reports (graphs, tables and reports) to the Transmission Vice Presidents (VP) and Senior VPs. In addition, the position will facilitate internal process improvement projects, and provides analysis and guidance on various business matters.

Position Responsibilities

  1. Review business processes for maintaining information/data quality control and quality assurance and provide gap analysis for those processes. Recommend changes in processes and procedures to address such gaps.
  2. Create and maintain performance metrics on the quality of key business information.
  3. Develop and provide briefings, as requested, to staff and managers on information quality to raise awareness.
  4. Review management variance statements to verify they meet the client standard for reporting.
  5. Establish and maintain dashboards and internal reports used by Transmission managers, VPs and Senior VPs.
  6. Provide various reporting/tracking and variance analysis in support of critical data metrics for Transmission Services.
  7. Aggregate overall data collected; calculate performance measurement and report out.
  8. Develop management reporting tools, such as dashboards, PowerPoints and spreadsheets that document and communicate the progress of financial and risk related activities to verify timely completion.
  9. Propose priorities and prepare final documentation on assigned processes for management approval.
  10. Support Managers by providing monthly financial data analysis and other ad-hoc reports, as requested.
  11. Attend client functional group meetings to provide information and expertise regarding where and how information is obtained and how conclusions are determined; gather information related to Key Strategic Initiatives (KSI’s) Balance Scorecards and other financial information for reporting purposes.
  12. Analyze the adequacy of existing information tracking systems (emails, documents, dashboards, system reports) by verifying with Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) that information is accurate; recommend improvements and solutions to internal system inadequacies.
  13. Maintain report development and data quality control; communicate report failures immediately to managers and analysts.
  14. Identify gaps and suggest improvements and solutions to internal process and activity inefficiencies.
  15. Analyze evidence provided to validate client’s compliance with requirements, document the results of that analysis, present findings, and support the development of corrective action plans to resolve gaps between current practice and required compliance mandates as necessary.
  16. Coordinate with in-house subject matter experts (SMEs) to facilitate client technical reviews to verify and develop mitigation plans to address deficiencies as necessary.
  17. Coordinate responses to requests for information, audits, spot checks, surveys and program compliance activities.
  18. Communicate, mediate and facilitate timely resolution of issues with implementing organizations.
  19. Facilitate TAB SharePoint development, population, and administration.
  20. Collect data and perform subsequent analysis on industry and regulatory trends.
  21. Organize, monitor, analyze, evaluate and report on performance pertaining to data collection and processes.
  22. Facilitate Risk Management Framework and supporting inputs, processes and documentation; communicate options and recommendations to SMEs and client management to solicit feedback and further course direction.
  23. Attend relevant meetings as assigned. Prepare meeting reports for client manager, SME’s and any other identified staff.

Requirements Education & Corresponding Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration or Management, Organizational Development or a related discipline is required.
  2. Related Experience – Experience should be consistent with the specific requirements of business and operations analysis and progressively more technical in nature.
  3. This is a Level 2 Position: 5+ years of previous directly-related skill, knowledge, or experience (as defined above with a directly related Bachelor’s degree) is required.

Required Technical Skills & Experience

  1. 1+ years intermediate to advanced proficiency in SharePoint sufficient to manage permissions, content and design.
  2. 1+ years working knowledge of automated data systems, to include:
  3. Experience running queries, generating reports to support management, troubleshooting and resolving issues in an automated environment.
  4. Experience researching data anomalies, evaluating information gathered (sometimes from multiple sources) and reconciling data conflicts.
  5. Valid U.S. Driver’s License is required.

Preferred Skills & Experience

  1. Advanced Visio experience.
  2. Capable of applying a diversified knowledge of analysis principles and practices in assigned technical area.


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Operations Analyst 3

Job #: 8756

Title: Operations Analyst 3

Location: Vancouver (Up to 15% travel to client Control Centers to coordinate planning and analysis requirements)

Application Due Date: 11/25/18

Position Overview

This position will support the Infrastructure and Support Services (TTST) team of the Transmission Technology Application Services (TTS) organization. The TTST group provides planning, analysis, engineering, design, project management and maintenance support for systems used within the Control Center environment required to support the operation of an interconnected utility. This position will collaborate with the technical subject matter experts in the Transmission Business Line (TBL) to develop and monitor strategic compliance, cyber security, and asset strategies. This position will also provide analytical support to the Strategic Asset Strategy function and FISMA security assessment and authorizations within Transmission Services’ Control Centers. The position will use a computer to formulate and apply various modeling techniques and other optimizing methods to develop and interpret information that assists management with decision making, policy formulation, process development or other managerial functions. In addition, this position concentrates on collecting and analyzing data, analyzing workflow, and developing process analysis and decision support information and documents. Not open to Foreign Nationals

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides monitoring, review, analysis and support for the program – verifying that information is reliable, consistent, and useful. Requires familiarity with NERC and WECC program sites, with the ability to navigate sites and filter pertinent information. Analysis includes potential impacts to Transmission programs and processes.
  • Provides recommendations to management to mitigate, comment on, or provide further review for NERC and WECC proposed rulemaking and policies.
  • Independently identifies and engages pertinent subject matter experts providing input from throughout Transmission Services and other client organizations.
  • Utilizes Transmission Technology’s (TT) library publishing process to verify documentation is up-to-date and of adequate quality; performs data tracking. Makes recommendations for changing/enhancing organization and information navigation in TT’s document library structure.
  • Serves as primary back-up to the wide range of Reliability and Compliance Program roles when primary SMEs are unavailable.
  • Develops process and procedures required to accomplish reliability compliance tasks for the Control Center program.
  • Provides primary control center system support for audits conducted on the Control Centers by providing data call response coordination, data gathering, and technical writing.
  • Key team member, representing TT for cyber security reviews and analysis. Works with team to develop cyber strategies and action plans to improve the team’s cyber maturity.
  • Provides insight on cyber security best practices and architecture for data center operations. Reviews team program, process, and procedure documentation for gaps and improvement areas. Develops reports for management on these needs.

Information Quality Control and Stewardship

  • Inventories and evaluates the information needs of Control Center’s business programs and functions. Evaluates business processes for gaps in maintaining information quality control and quality assurance. Recommends cost effective changes in processes and procedures to address such gaps.
  • Designs and maintains performance metrics on the quality of key business information. Creates, maintains and periodically presents executive dashboards of those performance metrics to management.
  • Develops and provides briefings, as requested, to staff and managers on information quality to raise awareness, transfer knowledge on information quality fundamentals and/or best practices.
  • Act as key contributor and provide input and recommendations concerning how information is organized and displayed in SharePoint and Control Center Network (CCN) Library documentation, the quality and type of information included and retained, and/or coordination with management/subject matter experts to insure the information needs of the organization are being met in a useful and efficient manner.

Data Call and Survey Coordination

  • Provides support to the Control Center by providing coordination and review of data calls and industry surveys which entails:
    • Review and analysis of existing documentation
    • Evaluation of any new/changing requirements
    • Enlistment of appropriate subject matter expert input
    • Drafting of Control Center responses.
  • Organizes, monitors, analyzes, evaluates and reports on performance pertaining to data call artifacts collection and processes.
  • Keeps process artifacts up-to-date and of adequate quality (reliable, consistent, and useful); provides primary compliance back-up to program roles when primary staff is unavailable.

Control Center Asset Strategy Support

  • Provides primary back-up to the Control Center Asset Strategy program. This requires knowledge and expertise concerning Transmission’s Asset Strategy program goals, objectives, and measures. Reviews, analyzes, evaluates, and organizes program information to insure it is reliable, consistent and useful.
  • Provides program support to the Performance Analysis Manager, including but not limited to:
    • Logistical coordination: Understands TT General Support System (GSS) structure and functional teams. Facilitates team in developing program strategies to link with the FISMA based accreditation GSS structure.
    • Technical writing and coordination/interpretation: Authors the initial drafts of System Security Plans (SSPs) and works with Resource Managers to finalize SSP for Authorization to Operate (ATO) certification. Verifies that Plan of Action and Milestones are linked to asset strategies.
    • Time management: Provides primary monitoring of key Plan Of Action And Milestones (POAM) milestone efforts and mitigation efforts dealing with compliance. Verifies these efforts contribute to the asset strategies.
    • Reporting on performance and accomplishments: Monitors Technical Feasibility Exceptions (TFE) and verifies TFEs are updated and retired in a timely manner.
    • Provides project management support for compliance mitigation plans and asset strategy initiatives.

REQUIREMENTS

Education & Corresponding Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Management, Organizational Development or a directly-related technical discipline is highly preferred (Bachelor’s degree can substitute for 4 years related experience – see below).
  • Associate’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Management, Organizational Development or a related technical discipline is preferred. (Associates degree can be substituted for 2 years required experience - see below)
  • 12+ years previous directly-related experience business and operations analysis experience is required without a degree.
  • 8+ years with Bachelor’s Degree; 10+ years with Associate’s.

Required Technical Skills & Experience

  • 8+ years of experience in automated data systems to include SharePoint and Visio and proficiency in technical dynamics of software output (e.g. use of advanced printing such as to plotters, capabilities of cross-software embedding for purposes of presentations, technical webinars, etc.).

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Communications skills- Specific strength required in written communication and technical writing in order to interpret subject matter expert input and convert into meaningful performance target language.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop professional presentations and deliver them at the Executive level.
  • Ability to analyze information and use logic when performing assigned work with understanding of impact on current and future programs and processes.

Additional Requirements

  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License is required.

Other Position Considerations

  • Shift position with changing work schedule (the average work week is 40 hours)
  • High degree of discretion regarding company proprietary information.


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Marketing Specialist - Energy Efficiency Marketing Coordinator

Job#: 8768

Title: Marketing Specialist 1

Specialty: Energy Efficiency

Location: Portland

Duration: 1 year/ multi-year contract

Application Deadline: 11/25/18

POSITION OVERVIEW

Marketing Specialist 1 contract position is located in the Energy Efficiency Marketing (PEJB) organization within client. The Marketing Specialist – Energy Efficiency (EE) Marketing Coordinator position will coordinate and implement marketing communication projects.

This position will support client’s energy efficiency marketing efforts by coordinating and planning communications, content creation and distribution, and public and internal events. This position will require collaboration with a wide variety of internal parties as well as external stakeholder groups. US Citizenship Required

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the planning and execution of external Energy Efficiency events and meetings with customers and stakeholders
  • Draft and deploy customer-facing communications processes for general and program announcements via e-mail or letter.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with staff and stakeholder organizations to plan for and execute customer-facing events, including online event management and in-person events.
  • Coordinate between internal stakeholders to support a thoughtful, well planned cadence of communication and interaction with customers and stakeholders.
  • Facilitate and implement efforts to create and manage web content in alignment to support program and marketing objectives.
  • Generate and facilitate key internal communications, including intra-organizational communications and program status reporting.
  • Draft and facilitate maintenance of a content library for use by staff in reports, presentations, documents, collateral, and other assets used in the EE marketing program.
  • Maintain sponsorship and membership requests and coordinate engagement in sponsored activities by targeted staff.
  • Facilitate production of marketing collateral as required to support program objectives.
  • Draft and standardize processes, practices, and protocols for marketing department and internal linkages
  • Organize the preparation of proposals and presentations using marketing resource materials such as brochures, data, slides, content, and reports.
  • Work in partnership with the Communications team to support the development of communications (e.g. articles, press releases, social media content) that highlight client’s work to support energy efficiency in the Northwest.
  • Prepare status reports on marketing efforts.
  • Coordinate conference attendance for strategic intent and compliance with agency policies.
  • Coordinate with Public Affairs and other stakeholder-facing organizations for special projects and tasks, as needed. These could include event ads, program announcements, media releases, etc.
  • Coordinate memberships and sponsorships provided by energy efficiency and track compliance with client and Department of Energy (DOE) policies.
  • Participate in client efforts to create brand awareness for its regional energy efficiency programs and utility energy efficiency programs.

REQUIREMENTS

Education & Corresponding Experience

  • Associate’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Business Administration, or a related discipline is required.
  • 3 years’ marketing or other directly-related experience is required.

Required Technical Skills & Experience

  • 3 years’ experience in the field of energy efficiency or in a related area.
  • 3 years’ experience planning and executing events within the field of energy efficiency or a related area.

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Bachelors’ degree in Marketing, Communications, Business, or a related discipline is strongly preferred.

Additional Requirements

  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License is required.


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Business Analyst 3 - Business Process/ Business Transformation

Job #: 8765

Job Title: Business Analyst 3
Specialty: Business Process/ Business Transformation
Location: Vancouver, WA
Duration: 1 yr. + (multi-year)
Application Deadline: 11/26/18

Position Overview

This contract Business Analyst 3 position is in our client’s Transmission Strategy & Business Management organization. The primary focus of this role is to provide high-level business analysis services in support of Transmission strategic initiatives led by client Transmission Services’ Strategy & Business Management (TAS) organization. This position will provide support to client management in defining and implementing strategic initiatives for business transformation efforts.

The Business Analyst will also assist business stakeholders and facilitate gathering and analyzing information using standard tools and approaches to: clarify business operations, functions, gap analysis, document/map the current and future states, identify solution alternatives, evaluate the alternatives, and define procedures.

Position Responsibilities

  • Support business stakeholders and facilitate gathering and analyzing information using standard tools and approaches to:
  • Clarify business operations, functions, problems;
  • Document/map the current and future state;
  • Identify solution alternatives, evaluate the alternatives, and define procedures.
  • Provide process and organizational expertise for facilitating, planning, and executing approved business operations and change initiatives consistent with Transmission's strategic business objectives.
  • Research, interview internal client customers / end-users, stakeholders and other interested internal parties to gather and understand customer / end-user requirements and/or business process, procedure or workflow development; present solution recommendations for client management, executives, stakeholders consideration and approval.
  • Evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs; incorporate findings and insights into project and change management plans, decision-making information and recommendations and other project considerations as appropriate.
  • Evaluate proposed and in-flight Transmission initiatives, including:
  • Assisting with the preparation of business cases by working with subject matter experts to:
  • Elicit the information needed to define business problems,
  • Develop alternative solutions,
  • Evaluate and estimate the complexity, cost, and risk, and to
  • Recommend an implementation approach.
  • Assisting client managers with:
  • Financial planning by running and analyzing financial reports,
  • Risk assessment by working with a wide array of subject matter experts to fully understand the impact of a proposed change,
  • Strategic planning, decision-making, and internal controls by collecting and presenting decision support materials,
  • Process management by facilitating workshops or researching as-is business process steps, documenting those steps in writing and electronic formats.
  • Develop assessments of operational, cultural, and organizational capabilities, resources, and risk factors.Provide recommendations as to whether ongoing programs, projects, operational processes, and IT support systems should be initiated, eliminated, or redesigned.Recommendations should include verification that initiative outcomes can be successfully managed, integrated and implemented.
  • Research business practices, facilitate workshops with subject matter experts to collect information and perform risk analysis to identify likely outcomes based on factors such as:
  • Available financial programming levels;
  • Cross-functional and portfolio integration requirements;
  • Effectiveness of cost and project management controls;
  • Level of effort required for project completion.
  • Coordinate planning and execution milestones, schedules and tasks to facilitate successful completion of assigned initiatives.
  • Identify project deliverables and deadlines, including coordination of communication plans, change management plans, "as is" and future state assessments, user guides, desk manuals, and other necessary support tools.
  • Recommend program evaluation criteria and procedures that incorporate performance metrics, compliance requirements, and lessons learned.
  • Recommend programmatic and process changes to executives and functional managers based on trends and stakeholder feedback.
  • Provide organizational and process analysis, reengineering, program planning and evaluation, and transition planning to facilitate the successful development and implementation of Transmission's business and strategic initiatives.
  • Recommend methods for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of projects, programs and procedures through process modification and application of evolving technology.
  • Maintain regular, consistent and effective communication regarding project / assignment status and concerns, with appropriate parties, including the client manager, project manager, stakeholders, project team, business analyst team, etc.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to convey the client management-approved technical vision and to analyze potential tradeoffs between usability and performance needs; work with project PM, business leads and appropriate client manager / personnel to reconcile and determine acceptable “tradeoffs”.
  • Maintain regular and consistent communication regarding project / assignment status and concerns, with appropriate parties, including the client manager, project manager, stakeholders, project team, etc.
  • Conduct training needs assessment with stakeholders and clients, compile functional and training requirements, determine training needs and organize findings for recommendations of training solutions and approaches.
  • Develop /draft documentation to: 1) analyze and validate repeatability of processes; 2) facilitate training on new processes or tools; and, 3) support business continuity and knowledge transfer.

Requirements Education & Corresponding Experience

  • Associates degree in Business Administration, Management, Accounting, Computer Science or closely related discipline is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Management, Organizational Development or a closely related field is preferred.
  • With No Degree:12+ years of direct work-related experience in the area of business analysis and/or business transformation change is required.
  • With an Associate’s Degree in applicable fields: 10+ years of direct work-related experience in the area of business analysis and/or business transformation change is required
  • With a Bachelor’s Degree in applicable fields:8+ years of direct work-related experience in the area of business analysis and/or business transformation change is required.
  • Experience and knowledge should include analysis and change management principles and methodologies with a solid understanding of how analytics and change management support the change process.

Required Technical Skills & Experience

  • 5+ years’ experience with analysis, project and change management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle
  • 5+ years’ experience with large-scale organizational change efforts

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated experience developing and executing communication plans and strategies for medium sized companies.
  • Demonstrated experience with the Prosci methodology for Change Management
  • Demonstrated experience with International Institute of Business Analysis methods
  • Change Management Professional designation.
  • Certified Business Analysis Professional designation
  • Technical interviewing skills:
  • Possess functional/process interviewing skills in the business environment
  • Possess ability to facilitate groups through process design and requirements gathering sessions
  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License is required.


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Business Objects & TSQL BI Developer


# 580262

Epic Caboodle Claims ETL & Sup

Duration start 8 months. (renewable) Location- Portland, OR

Overview

Leveraging SAP Business Objects Web Intelligence, Information Design Tool (Universe Development), and knowledge of SQL Server T-SQL, this position is responsible for working within the Hospital Finance and ITG’s Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics Teams to transition reporting from our Epic Clarity instance on Oracle RDBMS to Epic Clarity and Caboodle on Microsoft SQL Server RDBMS.

The ideal candidate will have prior healthcare or finance/accounting department data experience, preferably in a healthcare organization that utilizes Epic Systems Electronic Medical Record System. Experience with Epic Clarity and Caboodle Data Warehouse is strongly desired. Beyond technical skills, English communication skills sufficient to capture requirements from customers shared in verbal and written form and translate these into business intelligence solutions using Business Objects Universes and Web Intelligence is necessary for success in this role.

  • Strong collaboration with hospital finance and ITG in order to capture requirements and execute these through iterative development approaches such as Agile are hallmarks of this position. The ideal candidate will also possess a good understanding of Epic Resolute billing processes, Epic Clarity Resolute HB and PB data structures, healthcare terminology, and the data model of Epic Caboodle Data Warehouse.
  • Solution development will follow the client’s software development methodology and adhere to data governance, data security, and report standards. This position will follow change management and problem management processes. This work ensures that the information assets of the enterprise are leveraged to enhance financial, clinical, and operational decisions.
  • The Incumbent will observe due care, objectivity and respect for confidentiality. All employees and contractors must keep confidential what they hear and what they see when handling, reviewing, or observing: communications and records thereof (calls, email, pages, fax, etc.), data transmission, databases, or other forms of information. Confidentiality extends to the identities of the parties of the communications, and even to the fact that the communication took place. When sharing information, consider whether the recipient has a true “business need to know.” ITG employees are responsible for the security of client’s technology. In exercising their duties, ITG employees must follow security directives, incorporating security measures in the delivery of their everyday tasks, and are required to report security concerns to the Client’s Integrity Office and/or ITG Security Engineering team.

BI Systems Engineering/User Support:

  • Develops Business Objects, T-SQL (SQL Server) and Epic BI solutions that provide robust end user layers for adhoc reporting use, visualizations, advanced dashboards, reports, and stories. Business Objects: Universe Design (information design tool), Web Intelligence and Crystal. Works closely with other IT staff to meet expectations for design reviews and coding standards.
  • Provides issue resolution during Quality Assurance / User testing. Assists with the move to production/implementation process. Work through established processes to resolve any system or data problems and communicate updates and status to affected groups. Recommend changes to ETL processes and/or the data warehouse model to improve existing structures and code to increase reliability and efficiency.
  • Provides technical expertise to support end users developing ad-hoc queries and departmental reports. Support could include consulting on techniques/best practices, troubleshooting of their solutions, working with clinicians and Epic developers to improve user interfaces and templates for improved reporting, and promotion of user developed solutions to Quality Assurance and Production. Respond to and track issues using HP Service Manager issue management tools. Gather additional information from the customers. Triage the issue and resolve or escalate by involving additional team members as required.

Responsibilities

System Analysis:

  • Work with data warehouse architects, line of-business analysts and users to gather detailed requirements for and provide input into the design of Business Objects and Epic reports, visualizations, advanced dashboards, analyses, and adhoc end user layers. Work with BI Architects, Developers, Analysts and users to design, create and publish ETL processes and ETL metadata using SQL Server SSIS and other tools.
  • Provide complete and consistent documentation of data warehouse content and ensure that users can determine what data is available in the warehouse, how this data is defined, how key metrics are defined and analysis is performed. Facilitate customer requests for new or changed solutions. Develops options with recommendations, creates functional specifications including performance requirements, and test plans to confirm delivered functionality.

Project and Systems Management:

  • Will fully understand and utilize the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process and procedures. Will manage projects by creating timelines, identifying risks and milestones, and providing status reporting to others as defined. Provide support to data warehouse developers, line-of-business analysts and users to validate data in the data warehouse. Investigate and report on problems and work to ensure the validity of the data warehouse.
  • This could include scheduling reports and dashboard refreshes in Business Objects Scheduler, Tableau, Microsoft SSIS, ActiveBatch or other scheduling tools. Use an approved query tool (SQL Developer, etc.) to identify data quality and data relationships to assist with the design of efficient and effective reporting solutions. Provide support to fellow data warehouse developers, line-of-business analysts and users to validate data in the data warehouse. Investigate and report on problems and work to ensure the validity of the data warehouse.

Data Modeling:

  • Work with data warehouse developers, line-of-business analysts and users to develop data structures and data marts that support and enhance information access, analysis and reporting.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, a related field, or a clinical field and 4 years’ work related experience in the information technology field or a combination of clinical or operational healthcare environments; OR
  • Associate’s degree in computer science, a related field, or a clinical field and 6 years work related experience in the information technology field or a combination of clinical or operational healthcare environments; OR 8 years work related experience in the information technology field or a combination of clinical or operational healthcare environments; OR equivalent combination of education and experience where one year of experience will be substituted for an Associate’s degree and two years of experience will be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum two years paid work experience as an Application Engineer (or equivalent classification) using Business Objects
  • Two years experience with developing Business Objects Web Intelligence reports and dashboards
  • Two years experience with developing Business Objects Universes using the Information Design Tool (IDT)
  • Experience with facilitating and documenting system requirements sessions
  • Experience gathering and documenting business requirements
  • Experience creating technical documentation of reports and data/report models
  • Experience with utilizing star schema data stores as the basis for report development
  • Minimum three years working with SQL Server T-SQL, including tuning of queries
  • Proven communication, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Experience with Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) processes and procedures and/or Agile development
  • Ability to read and explain a data model
  • Experience gathering and documenting business requirements
  • Knowledge of data warehousing architecture and dimensional modeling concepts
  • Ability to read, write and maintain SQL code at an advanced skill level
  • Exceptional customer service skills - both in person and on the phone.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills - able to resolve conflicts and to problem solve between parties.
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong (English) written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage competing priorities. Ability to meet deadlines and urgent patient and system needs.
  • Ability to work independently; willingness to serve as a positive and professional role model.
  • Must have demonstrated record of reliable attendance, punctuality and proven successful performance in past and present.
  • Business Objects Webi Intelligence and Universe Developer with SQL Server (T-SQL) knowledge. Epic experience a bonus.


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Epic Reporting Analyst

Job #: 580287

Title: Epic Reporting Analyst

Duration: 18 months

Location: Portland

The mission of the Information Technology Group (ITG) is to develop, implement and maintain technology-based services and solutions enabling client to effectively manage information to accomplish its missions.

The Epic Business Intelligence Analyst/Developer provides analytics, reporting and project coordination necessary to support client in delivering value-based care. This data is primarily available in Epic Hyperspace, Clarity and Caboodle as well as our client Healthcare Data Warehouse.

The Epic Business Intelligence Analyst/Developer will be user facing role, responsible for soliciting and documenting business requirements from healthcare business partners, including healthcare leadership at client and across client Partner sites. This position will also be translating business requirements into functional requirements for BI solution development. The ideal candidate would have a strong grasp of Epic data, especially what is contained in Epic Clarity and Hyperspace. This position will also develop solutions in Business Intelligence tools and structures that are commonly utilized by organizations on the Epic Systems EMR, including: Business Objects Web Intelligence, Crystal Reports, and Reporting Workbench. Tableau development capability is also a plus.

The Incumbent will observe due care, objectivity and respect for confidentiality. All employees must keep confidential what they hear and what they see when handling, reviewing, or observing: communications and records thereof (calls, email, pages, fax, etc.), data transmission, databases, or other forms of information. Confidentiality extends to the identities of the parties of the communications, and even to the fact that the communication took place. When sharing information, consider whether the recipient has a true “business need to know.”

ITG employees are responsible for the security of client’s technology. In exercising their duties, ITG employees must follow client security directives, incorporating security measures in the delivery of their everyday tasks, and are required to report security concerns to the ITG Security Engineering team.

Business Analysis (50%)

  • Requirements gathering through strong collaboration with department reporting users’ other strategic partners.
  • Provide complete and consistent documentation using BIMD accepted processes and tools, leveraging information acquired from multiple data sources including but not limited to – Epic modules, patient experience survey systems, third party payor claims, and other data sources. Accurate capture of associated business processes, potential process improvements, data availability, structure, and relationships. Facilitating working sessions with clinical users, clinical leadership, project team members and functional partners such as Hospital Finance.
  • Detailed data analysis to identify data sources, definitions and the correct implementation of business rules. This will require the use of Epic Hyperspace tools such as record viewer, registry monitor, registry editor, and rule editor.
  • Ability to readily perform SQL queries of Epic Clarity, Caboodle, and our client Data Warehouse for data validation, capture, and report development activities.
  • Work with business partners to determine the accuracy of value sets used in business rules.
  • Partnering with the client Data Governance Program to develop a library of metrics, value sets, analytics solutions and reporting assets produced by work assignments.

System Design and Development (50%)

  • Analyze Epic functionality to simplify solution design, improve flow of data, and make use of enhancements. This will require familiarity with navigating Epic Galaxy.
  • BI Solution design that best meet the customers’ requirements and business goals, considering:
    • Needs of client and client partners sites
    • Variations in data sources
    • Availability of external data
    • BI tool functionality
    • Clinical integration
    • Extensibility
    • Maintenance costs
  • Working closely with technical developers and application team to ensure the technical solution meets the business requirements. This will include evaluating business logic and data transformation in ETL, as well as Hyperspace CER rules.
  • Contributing to the development of Hyperspace reporting solutions, including: Epic Radar Dashboards and Epic Reporting Workbench Reports
  • Development of Epic Clarity or Epic CDW analytical solutions using SAP Business Objects Web Intelligence, Crystal Reports, and Tableau.
  • Develop test plans/documentation, conduct testing and validation as appropriate.
  • Working with business users on integrating the BI solutions to help providers care for populations and clinical leaders drive change.

Project Coordination

  • Assist in creation and updating necessary project documentation
  • Assign project tasks to team members and follow up to assure that they are completed on schedule
  • Schedule and lead project team meetings
  • Provide project progress reports
  • Escalate roadblocks
  • Coordinate training material creation
  • Coordinate the creation of a go-live support plan, including but not limited to:
    • Provide in-service to units and individuals expected to provide on-going operational support
    • Create how-to documentation to be used by internal units and individuals expected to provide on-going operational support
  • Develop and maintain project management processes and documentation for continual improvement as needed

REQUIREMENTS

Education (1 of the following)

  • Master’s degree in computer science, a related field, or a clinical field and two years work related experience in the information technology field or a combination of clinical or operational healthcare environments;
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, a related field, or a clinical field and four years work related experience in the information technology field or a combination of clinical or operational healthcare environments;
  • Associate’s degree in computer science, a related field, or a clinical field and five years work related experience in the information technology field or a combination of clinical or operational healthcare environments;
  • Six years work related experience in the information technology field or a combination of clinical or operational healthcare environments;
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience where one year of experience will be substituted for an Associate’s degree and two years of experience will be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree.


EXPERIENCE

Required

  • Minimum three years’ of business analyst experience.
  • Two or more years’ experience with Epic Clarity.
  • Two or more years’ experience with Business Objects products
  • Experience leading requirements gathering sessions and documenting associated business requirements for large-scale IT projects.
  • Two or more years’ experience with Epic Electronic Health Record
  • Two or more years’ experience with Epic query tools: record viewer, Reporting Workbench.
  • Two or more years’ experience relational databases.

Preferred

  • Two or more years working with Epic Reporting Workbench and Radar
  • One or more years’ experience with Epic Caboodle Data Warehouse.


COMPETENCIES

  • Familiarity with Healthcare clinical and hospital workflows and terminology
  • Excellent presentation/facilitation skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple project tasks on an ongoing basis with excellent attention to detail.
  • Practiced testing techniques and execution.
  • Ability to read, write and maintain SQL code.
  • Knowledge of data warehousing architecture.
  • Ability to produce succinct and meaningful training documentation.
  • Ability to accurately document customer requirements at a technical level of detail sufficient for business intelligence design and development to occur.
  • Understanding and enthusiastic support of following processes necessary for business intelligence development through a system development lifecycle (SDLC) or Agile/SCRUM methodology.


REGISTRATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS, AND/OR LICENSES

Required

  • Epic RWB or Radar proficiency or above within 6 months of hire.
  • Epic Clarity Data model Proficiency or Certification within 6 months of hire.

Preferred

  • Epic Caboodle Proficiency or Certification
  • Business Objects Certified Professional
  • Tableau Certified Professional
  • Epic Caboodle Data model Proficiency or Certification


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Quality Assurance Tester II

# 1831 – QA Tester

Duration: 6 + Months

Location: Tualatin, OR

Local Candidate only


Brief Job Description:

Advanced knowledge and experience of manual and automated testing, including designing complex test cases, execution, documentation and defect tracking. Able to solve complex problems, analyze & test possible solutions and communicate back to the team. Works independently with minimal guidance and works well with a team. The size of the team this resource will be working with? 8-10

Required Skills: Advanced experience in developing automated testing frameworks, thorough understanding of testing best practices, exceptional communicator

Requirement:

2 years + as QA / or Tester

Preferred job skills: experience in the Utility industry. Knowledge of Oracle applications (CC&B, Customer Care & Billing, MDM).

Top 3 skills to be successful in this role: Team player, positive attitude with a desire to learn new technologies, exceptional communicator


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Business Intelligence Analyst

Job #: 581501 & 581504

Title: Business Intelligence Analyst

Location: Portland, OR

Duration: 8 months, (Through 6/30/2019)

The mission of the Information Technology Group (ITG) is to provide and support technology and information services that enable our client to be a national leader in health and science innovation. The work of the Business Intelligence & Advanced Analytics (BIAA) ensures that the informational assets of the client enterprise are leveraged to enhance financial, clinical, operational, and research decision-making.

Position Overview:

This position, as part of Business Intelligence & Advanced Analytics (BIAA), is responsible for developing and implementing a variety of business intelligence solutions for reporting on and accessing clinical healthcare information. The scope of work is focused on migrating Clinical Analytics and Reporting assets from a legacy BI infrastructure including Oracle, PLSQL, DataStage, and Cognos; to an analytics stack largely focused in Epic Cogito Analytics and SAP Business Objects.

This position will work closely with clinical customers, IT staff, and project managers to obtain clarify requirements, develop, validate, test, and deploy analytics and reporting solutions. Solution development will follow the software development methodology and adhere to data governance, data security, change management, and report standards.

The Incumbent will observe due care, objectivity and respect for confidentiality. All employees must keep confidential what they hear and what they see when handling, reviewing, or observing: communications and records thereof (calls, email, pages, fax, etc.), data transmission, databases, or other forms of information. Confidentiality extends to the identities of the parties of the communications, and even to the fact that the communication took place. When sharing information, consider whether the recipient has a true “business need to know.” ITG employees are responsible for the security of technology. In exercising their duties, ITG employees must follow security directives, incorporating security measures in the delivery of their everyday tasks, and are required to report security concerns to the Integrity Office and/or ITG Security Engineering team.

Required experience:

  • Developing in the Epic Cogito Analytics environment, including hand on experience developing Reporting Workbench Reports, Epic to Crystal Reports, Radar Dashboards, CER rules, Analytic Registries and SlicerDicer solutions.
  • Developing in the SAP Business Objects environment, including hand on experience developing: BOBJ Universes, Crystal Reports, and Webi Reports and MS SQL Server.
  • The ideal candidate will also possess a good understanding of healthcare terminology and experience with the Epic Caboodle Data Warehouse and Epic Clarity Data model.


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Compensation Analyst


Job #: 2704

Job Title: Compensation Analyst

Duration: 6+ mo. Contract

Comp: hourly rate with full benefit package

Location: Portland, OR

Overview:

Immediate contract opening for Compensation Analyst consultant to support a growing Corporate HR department for our large Portland client. A well-rounded background is ideal, someone comfortable reviewing job descriptions, HRIS data management, issuing offer letters, salary surveys, and specialized project work as needed.

Job Description:

  • Provide analytical support in the development, administration, and implementation of client compensation programs, including base pay, variable pay, and executive compensation.
  • Determine and make competitive salary offers for both external and internal job placements.
  • Assist with the administration of compensation programs of exempt and non-exempt employee groups. Interpret policies and provide advice to HR and location managers on issues. Using feedback systems, monitor compensation trends and recommend actions.
  • Assist with administration of Executive Compensation Programs and ensure compliance of global guidelines, including PPSP allocation, stock option exercises, and variable pay communication.
  • Compile, analyze and interpret data to ensure internal equity and external competitiveness. Evaluate and recommend the selection of external compensation surveys for competitive analysis.

Requirements – Skills/Experience/Education

  • Past and proven evidence of effectively communicating complex and sensitive topics
  • 3 years’ Past compensation analysis experience within a large company, preferably a manufacturing company, where salary plans, organizational and offer processes are implemented on a daily basis.Also including daily interaction with various levels of management and HR Business Partners
  • Must have experience performing statistical analysis and ability to use data to communicate and guide intended outcomes
  • HR knowledge beyond compensation, such as recruiting, payroll and benefits, etc.
  • BA/BS would be required and preferred area of study would HR, Psychology, and/or Statistics
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) - preferred
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR, SPHR)- preferred


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Sr. Web Developer Analyst


Job Number: 1812

Duration: 1 year

Location: Tualatin, Oregon ( W2 or 1099)

POSITION PURPOSE

A Developer Analyst III / Senior Developer Analyst IV is a high to advanced level position that analyzes, designs, develops, tests and documents business and database applications for client server and, Internet technologies. Position level depends on experience and qualifications. This position applies a professional-level knowledge of applications development and application administration to analyze, design, develop, test, implement, train, document, administer and maintain software applications and/or enhancements.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate in both the functional and technical design phases of application development.
  • Develop software solutions based on technical and functional designs
  • Test software changes received from vendors or internal programming teams.
  • Work with users to identify software problems and coordinate actions required to ensure timely resolution.
  • Participate in peer reviews of application designs, code, and test plans.
  • Create and manage trusting relationships between line of business and IT through effective communication
  • Strongly advocate for IT standards and future strategic direction.
  • Meet or exceed internal audit, Corporate Governance and Business Ethics requirements.
  • Act as a leader on business issues and goals in order to use IT consulting skills to provide the business with appropriate technical solutions.
  • Develop, demonstrate, and maintain a solid level of professional knowledge, skills, and proficiency with current tools and technologies.
  • Maintain professional knowledge of programming languages, operating systems, and database concepts required to develop business applications for
  • Provide mentoring and support to entry level IT staff and the user community in general.
  • Develop and support interfaces and applications.

ADDITIONAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Duties may include components of report development, Interface development and Web software, or development of smaller scale databases on standalone platforms, in compliance with IT department standards.
  • Working with Systems Analysts, Business Analysts, and Quality Assurance Analysts, the Developer Analyst will play a key role in maintaining a high level of quality assurance standards within the team.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Typically a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Management or equivalent work experience in related discipline.
  • Preferred 7-10+ years programming experience developing business applications
  • Valid driver’s license and proven safe driving record

KNOWLEDGE

  • Thorough knowledge of coding
  • Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle
  • Thorough knowledge of system integration methods
  • Thorough knowledge of change management principles

SKILLS

  • Advanced programming skills, including:
    • C#
    • ASP.NET
    • MVC
    • Angular
    • TypeScript
    • JavaScript
    • Webpack
    • Web Services
    • Automated Testing
    • Mocking Frameworks
    • XML/XSLT
    • HTML5
    • CSS
    • Visual Studio
    • Transact-SQL
    • PL/SQL
  • Advanced skills in computer systems, including Microsoft Office
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • Advanced database development and programming skills on both SQL Server and Oracle platforms
  • Advanced presentation skills
  • Advanced skills in written and verbal communication
  • Advanced skills in relationship building, style flexing, and collaboration
  • Advanced skills in conflict resolution
  • Advanced skills in organization and prioritization

PHYSICAL/MENTAL ABILITIES AND PROCESSES

  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast moving IT team environment
  • Ability to work with others who may be confrontational
  • Ability to follow processes and procedures
  • Ability to work variable hours to meet business need
  • Ability to report to work and perform work during periods of severe inclement weather
  • Ability to consistently meet attendance standards for regular, reliable, predictable, full-time attendance


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ADP Admin Support


1026 – System Analyst II

Lake Oswego, OR

Duration : 1 year ( renewable)

Reports to

AVP Infrastructure and Applications

Job Summary This position works closely with business and IT teams capturing system and environment requirements; including process opportunities, needs for new or enhanced capabilities, training reporting and auditing needs. This role provides systems analysis, technical design, testing, implementation, support and maintains applications software and security to enhance business processes.

This position works with IT and Project Team members to determine system requirements, makes recommendations to Project Management regarding approach and software platform. Duties also include administration, trouble-shooting and working with vendor software vendors. Focus area is on ADP Vantage HCM and related systems, processes.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Collaborate, analyze, evaluate, design, improve and/or maintain assigned system and sub-systems. Working in conjunction with Enterprise Architect, Solution Architects, outside vendors and consultants and as needed with business stakeholders and IT team to streamline and improve system processes.
  • Perform various tasks including but not limited to installing, implementing, configuring, testing, debugging, documenting, trouble shooting and setting up application integration and third party programs and systems for on-going use. Managing user/role based security and application changes in compliance with I.T. audit controls.
  • Work with business analysts, technical leads, Vendors and business users to research and define requests and problems, analyze needs, review overall program/systems designs and report formats while under development, train in systems/program use and provide various types of technical assistance and information related to both software and hardware.
  • Assist with daily system operations and support tasks as needed, with focus on trouble-shooting a wide variety of technical problems that may arise.Manage security and application changes per
  • Keep up-to-date on relevant trends and technological developments in the rail manufacturing industry.
  • Document high level and detailed system functional and technical requirements, including process flow charts, current state, future state, gaps, training materials and operational support documentation.
  • Participates in the definition of project scope and objectives.
  • Provide business functional support, training and reporting needs.
  • Work with Project Management, IT team and end users throughout project or development life cycle to ensure key business objectives are being effectively met for area of responsibility.
  • Coordinate with Project Stakeholders to facilitate successful business acceptance.
  • Provides weekly written status reports to management
  • Occasional travel to remote offices may be required
  • Other duties as requested.

Required Education and / or Experience

  • BA or BS in Business, Information Systems of Manufacturing Operations or equivalent combination of skills, experience and education. Advanced degree is helpful but not required.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in information systems or similar role, at least 3 years of experience as a systems analyst or related business experience.
  • Strong listening and written communication skills along with strong oral and written presentation skills.
  • Strong math and research skills as well as excellent analytical/problem solving skills.
  • Ability to collaborate, develop and maintain positive working relationships with all levels of business users and management as well as vendor and system related customer personnel.
  • Requires advanced problem-solving skills, along with a demonstrated ability to outline and organize complex business processes into simplified steps and common language.
  • Track record of driving for results and taking initiative.

Experience, knowledge, or ability in these areas a plus

  • Experience with Accounting, HR, Payroll, ERP, Timekeeping and Reporting systems in a systems analyst role.
  • Experience with Kronos Timekeeper or ADP Vantage DCM very desirable
  • Experience with multi-national and multi-currency companies.
  • Multilingual English/Spanish Speaker desirable.



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Project Manager II

Job # 2613

Title: Project Manager II

Duration: 6+ month contract

Location: Portland, OR

Job Description:

Immediate opening for an experienced Project Manager/Analyst to be responsible for project requirements for specialized assignments within the Operations Group of the Connectivity Department for our Portland client. This role will need to have the ability to manage all project deliverables as well as translate all business requirements into functional business objectives.

  • Adapts effectively to changing cultures and organizational structures, new procedures, or systems, and effectively leads and interacts with different types/levels of personnel.
  • Establishes project priorities/risk identification, differentiating levels of urgency based on project requirements and deliverables.
  • Sets individual project goals that are consistent with business objectives.
  • Works effectively with customer/project/departmental personnel or those outside the formal line of authority to accomplish project/departmental goals.
  • Manages and assembles all project requirements for development efforts.
  • Presents business requirements needs to Product Owners and IT. Able to translate business requirements into system requirements with the support of product owners and IT.
  • Qualifies new requirement requests based on project priority.
  • Identifies key differences and notable discussion items for business approval.
  • Schedules and facilitates working sessions with appropriate business and IT representatives.
  • Present alternative recommendations for business review/approval.
  • Publishes Business requirements document.
  • Ability to understand architectural landscapes that support all operational flows to effectively support projects
  • Accountable for qualifying, recording, and publishing requirements into development tool.
  • Key resource working with product owners to support and contribute to overall operational flows, architecture discussions that support services in the contract management system.

Required background experience and skills:

  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFE) experience
  • 5-7 years of experience PM experience required combo Business Analysis background is ideal
  • Experience translating business requirements into system requirements
  • PMI or PMP certification preferred.
  • Experience working with lean and agile methodologies
  • Experience creating process diagrams, strong facilitation and communication skills required.
  • Commercial Vehicle industry experience, experience writing use cases and functional specs and knowledge of software development lifecycles a plus, but not required.
    Bachelor's degree in business administration or a related field.


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QA Applications Analyst

Job #: 1832 & 1833

Job title: Application QA Analyst

Duration: 6+ month contract

Location: Portland, OR

Immediate openings for QA Analyst to assist our Portland Utility client with critical application upgrade projects for Maximo and ARM. Must have strong Quality Assurance skills, Excellent Analytical skills, Excellent written and Verbal communication skills and experience working with offshore teams.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Testing (TEST)
  • Accepts responsibility for creation of test cases using own in-depth technical analysis of both functional and nonfunctional specifications (such as reliability, efficiency, usability, maintainability and portability).
  • Creates traceability records, from test cases back to requirements. Produces test scripts, materials and regression test packs to test new and amended software or services.
  • Specifies requirements for environment, data, resources and tools. Interprets, executes and documents complex test scripts using agreed methods and standards.
  • Records and analyzes actions and results and maintains a defect register.
  • Reviews test results and modifies tests if necessary. Provides reports on progress, anomalies, risks and issues associated with the overall project. Reports on system quality and collects metrics on test cases. Provides specialist advice to support others.
  1. Business Process Testing (BPTS)
  • Designs and manages tests of new/updated processes. Specifies test environment for whole life-cycle testing (e.g., using model office concept).
  • Manages selection/creation of relevant scenarios for testing and ensures that tests reflect realistic operational business conditions.
  • Ensures tests and results are documented, reported to stakeholders and are available for specification of user instructions. Highlights issues and risks identified during testing to business stakeholders.
  • Provides specialist guidance and advice to less experienced colleagues and users to ensure that tests are conducted in an appropriate manner.
  1. User Experience Analysis (UNAN)
  • Analyzes qualitative data (e.g., from site visits) and presents the data in ways that can be used to drive design (e.g., personas, red routes, user journey maps).
  • Describes the user/ stakeholder objectives for the system and identifies the roles of affected stakeholder groups.
  • Defines the required behavior and performance of the system in terms of the total use experience (e.g., in the form of scenarios of use), resolving potential conflicts between user requirements, (e.g., between accuracy and speed).Specifies measurable criteria for the required usability of the system.
  1. Quality Management (QUMG)
  • Prioritizes areas for quality and/or environmental improvement in light of the strategy, wider business objectives, results from internal and external audits and advice from colleagues.
  • Initiates the application of appropriate quality management techniques in these areas. Initiates improvements to processes by changing approaches and working practices, typically using recognized models.
  • Achieves and maintains compliance against national and international standards, as appropriate. Identifies and plans systematic corrective action to reduce errors and improve the quality of the systems and services, by examination of the root causes of problems.

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years in IT. Testing and automation experience required.
  • testing tools, techniques and standards- Intermediate knowledge of
  • business process tests and usability evaluations - Intermediate knowledge of
  • automation tools and techniques (Ex: Selenium or UFT, LoadRunner or Jmeter etc.)- Intermediate knowledge of
  • testing object-oriented and service-oriented design and multi-threaded services/applications- Intermediate knowledge in
  • testing applications developed in various SDLC methodologies- Intermediate knowledge of
  • SQL queries and be able to query database and be able to perform back-end test- Intermediate knowledge of

Preferred Skills:

  • Working Experience in IBM’s Enterprise Asset Management System (aka Maximo EAM) will be an added advantage.
  • Experience working on CGI Asset Resource Management tools such as Scheduler and Field Manager will be an added advantage.
  • Work Experience in Oracle Network Management System (aka OMS) will be an added advantage


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Application Developer - Oracle

Job#: 1815

Title: Application Developer - Oracle CC&B / MDM OUAF
Location: Tualatin

Duration: 1 year

OUAF Application Developer to design, develop, extend and support Oracle CC&B / MDM Application extensions and batch programs.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or closely related field.
  • Hands on design & development experience using OUAF (Oracle Utilities Application Framework) and Java.
  • Batch program development & troubleshooting.
  • Strong knowledge of CC&B and/or MDM data model
  • Good understanding of relational database design & Oracle SQL skills
  • Strong knowledge using Hibernate Query Language, XAI Web Services and CCB Configuration Tools (MO’s, BO’s, Scripts, portals, UI maps, Zones, and XPath)
  • Knowledge of web-based languages (HTML, XML, SOAP, JavaScript, and JSP)
  • Experience with Oracle Utilities SDK and Eclipse Coding and Unit Testing
  • Understand and follow version control and coding standards.
  • Hands-on Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing (CC&B) and/or Meter Data Management (MDM) implementation experience.
  • Broad functional knowledge of CC&B and/or MDM in at least 2-3 core functional areas (Billing, Payments, Credit & Collection, Financials, Device & Measuring Component, Service Point & Device Installation, Measurements, VEE and Usage Subscription etc.)

Desired Skills:

  • Oracle CC&B and/or MDM configuration, including user security - mapping business requirements to application/security configurations.
  • Ability to convert functional specification into detailed configuration workbook.
  • Oracle Utilities Operational Device Management (ODM) implementation experience
  • UNIX scripting experience
  • Appworx Scheduler Job/Flow development experience
  • Dev Ops / scripting experience
  • Oracle SOA/OSB development experience


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PM Scrum Master

#1025

Job Title: Agile Project Manager / Scrum Master

Duration: 1 yr. contract

Location: Lake Oswego, OR

Job Summary

Our client is in the early stages of discovering opportunities to increase the focus on Agile delivery practices. They are seeking a flexible and high-performing individual to add to the team who will contribute experience and provide leadership to support the Agile transformation. This role will be a balance between facilitating servant leadership for the teams and performing the PM functions utilizing current methodologies and processes.

In addition, this individual will align with the IT leadership team to identify opportunities and implement practices to continue the Agile transformation journey.

Primary Responsibilities

This individual will deliver business value to the team and our customers by leveraging their delivery experience combined with strong collaboration and communication skills based on the expectations below:

  • Manage small to medium Infrastructure and Cyber Security projects with “right sized” project governance. This will include guiding and supporting managers and project teams to independently manage smaller projects.
  • Support the team in a gradual transition to Kanban/Scrum approach to project delivery
  • Actively participate in the development of best practices and tools for solution delivery and Portfolio oversight

General Skills / Responsibilities

  • Diligently report status and escalate issues to leadership as needed
  • Gain and maintain the trust and support of all levels of leadership and team members.
  • Demonstrate Strong interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills with appropriate focus on attention to detail as appropriate
  • Ensure a patient lead by example approach
  • Provide excellent stakeholder facing and internal communication skills – demonstrated ability to create clear concise written and verbal communications.
  • Work independently and within a team setting.
  • Willingness to be flexible and able to quickly adapt to changing priorities.
  • Be Self-motivated and driven to deliver consistent quality performance

Required Education and / or Experience

  • PMP Certification or Agile Scrum Certified –required
  • 5+ years of related experience as a PM/Scrum Master on Technology Projects
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience working on Scrum and/or Kanban teams in addition to experience as a PM on waterfall project teams with an IT organization and specifically on Technical Projects – Infrastructure project experience highly valued
  • Proven Agile/Scrum/Kanban experience including
  • Successful engagement on previous Agile / Scrum roles
  • Recognized ability to approach role with flexibility as team matures and support them in the transition
  • Experience coaching agile teams / new to the role scrum master – highly valued

Proven IT Waterfall project management
success in project oversight including the ability to:

Consistently monitor and measure project
performance using appropriate systems, tools, and techniques:Proficiency
in MS Office suite including Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
required.

Demonstrate skills, knowledge and
experience to develop a project schedule and to track progress.Experience
with MS Project and or SmartSheets is preferred

· Bachelor Degree or Equivalent Experience


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Admin Assistant II

Job #: 1837

Title: Administrative Assistant II

Location: Portland

Duration: 6 Months

Application Deadline: 10/26/18

Job Description:

This is a very busy position supporting many different people and roles. The Administrative Assistant needs to be comfortable in an environment with a lot of interruptions and different tasks day to day. A positive attitude, ability to work with ambiguity and comfortable asking questions to solve problems are required to be successful.

Responsibilities:

  • Track emails, make calendar decisions, and schedule appointments and meetings
  • Scheduling Department Meetings/Catering
  • Troubleshoot and report problems with office equipment
  • Make travel arrangements
  • Completing, tracking and verifying processing of office documentation

Required Skills:

  • 3-5 years Administrative experience
  • MS Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Strong communication
  • Highly organized
  • Critical thinking skills

Preferred job skills:

  • Visio experience
  • Advanced Word and Excel Skills
  • Event Planning and organization


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Technical Business Analyst

Job #:1839

Title: Solutions Architect

Duration: 6 months with possible extension.

Location: Tualatin, OR

Description


Designs, supports and implements short and long-term strategies, solutions, and customer support to information technology (IT) needs through new and existing applications, systems architecture, network systems and infrastructure.

Job Function Summary: Acts as a liaison between IT and the business to elicit, document, analyze and validate requirements for new systems and enhancement of existing systems. Analyzes business processes/problems to be solved with automated systems. Identifies gaps and provides expertise in business requirements for system specifications and scales new and current systems, processes and procedures in a cost-effective manner.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Serve as a liaison between business and IT stakeholders. Understand the operations, goals and challenges of client's organization and may recommend solutions for small projects or enhancements. Work within teams of IT professionals to maintain and support IT applications critical to the success of client’s side. Utilize techniques to elicit, document, manage and analyze requirements and processes as well as develop solid relationships with peers and clients. Meet or exceed internal audit, corporate governance and business ethics requirements. Effectively embrace working with other teams bridging communication, behavioral and cultural gaps in teams and others.

  • Make decisions to stop any activities within a project that may jeopardize code quality and/or incur technical debt; Work with application teams, Project Managers, Scrum Masters and Product Owners to ensure the project and / or stories are meeting quality standards.
  • Discuss existing and new products, resolve problems and report adherence to maintenance and installation contracts.
  • Present recommendations for use and improvement of software delivery and software engineering practices. Implement systems, provide expertise and provide ad hoc reports
  • Exchange information, provide expertise and stay current on and contribute to new trends and developments in software delivery and software engineering
  • VersionOne story and epic writing
  • Product backlog management – visualize and help to manage CS team workflow
  • Create story tags to group stories for efficient searching
  • Interpret email threads and proactively interject for the team with new stories, details
  • Preparation and work tracking key contributor during some or all of the following team cadences: Story Time, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, Product Demos, Daily Stand Up
  • Considerable problem-solving ability with skills using tools such as root cause analysis
  • Create, maintain and manage team On Call rotations; may also assist with scheduling
  • ICD and ALM work tracking, submissions and management
  • Schedule and facilitate story requirements gathering working with other IT and business groups
  • Intermittent small project management
  • Raise new stories and work requests at Story Time and/or Stand Ups
  • Requires in-depth knowledge and experience
  • Uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external business issues to improve products or
  • services
  • Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions
  • Works independently, receives minimal guidance
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience
  • Active member and participation in Business Analyst Community of Practice

Requirements

  • 5-10 years’ experience including CET projects
  • Business Analysis with technical background
  • MS Project and Excel skills
  • 1 or more programming languages, Database knowledge, development methodology knowledge
  • Typically possess a bachelor's degree in a business discipline and 8+ years of related experience
  • Be comfortable working in chaotic environments without clear guidelines navigating through uncertainty
  • Have a positive, high energy, supportive attitude that motivates and inspires others
  • Comprehensive knowledge of business/scientific principles and concepts in a specialty area
  • Recognized as an expert in a field of specialization or recognized for broad business/engineering knowledge and expertise
  • Comprehensive knowledge of applicable statutes, policies, rules, regulations and codes
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Ability to provide innovative solutions to problems. Broad perspective of utility business
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent human relations skills. Be a Guardian of quality

Preferred Skills/ Experience

  • Oracle Database
  • Java
  • WebLogic
  • Systems Architecture
  • MS Project, Power Point, Visio & Excel
  • Technical Writing


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Sr. WebLogic Admin


# 1840- Senior Web Logic Administrator

Duration Start 6 months

Tualatin, OR

Position Purpose
This is a Senior WebLogic / Oracle SOA/OSB Administrator role that requires an experienced professional with IT background and a high level of administration skills in one or more of the following products / technologies.

• Oracle WebLogic Suite 11G, 12C and above
• Oracle WebLogic Application Server 11G, 12C and above
• Oracle SOA 11G, 12C and above
• Oracle OSB 11G, 12C and above
• Oracle Coherence 11G, 12C and above
• Oracle Enterprise Manager 11G ,12C and above
• Jython/Ant/Shell Scripting
• Java, JEE, XML & Web Services Troubleshooting skills

Weblogic Administrator works with IT professionals from various teams across the IT department & support teams to provide high quality solutions to support the business objectives

Essential Job Responsibilities

• Install, configure, deploy, troubleshoot and administer WebLogic Suite of products listed above
• Devlop scripts to automate administrative functions
• Set up Cluster, Tune & monitor any of the above mentioned WebLogic suite of products
• Create JDBC, JMS, MQ and various other JEE resource
• Provide application deployment and troubleshooting support to multiple development,testing & production enviroenmnts / teams
• Provide 24 X 7 On Call support on roation with other administrators

Experience and Skills Requirements

• Five or more years of fulltime experience as a WebLogic administrator in a large IT Enterprise organization
• Experience in installing, configuring , deployment, troubleshooting and administering one or more of the above mentioned products on Linux platforms.
• Extensive experience with clustering and tuning
• Set up security for the products listed above.
• Applying fix patches and fix packs
• Able to setup SSL/LDAP configurations for the products listed above
• Extensive experience creating JEE resources
• Strong Java/JEE, XML & web services troubleshooting ability
• Ability to automate admin functions using Jython, Ant & Shell scripts
• Good networking and UNIX operating system skills
• General debugging skills - Know how to use telnet and other command-lines tools to debug network / firewall connectivity. Tools such as curl, ssh and other O/S related commands like netstat, ps, ifconfig, route etc
• Typically a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent work experience in related discipline.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to work effectively in a fast moving IT team environment.

Nice To Have Skills

• OUAF(Oracle Utility Application Framework)
• Appdynamics Application Performance Monitoring
• Devops automation using Jenkins and Devops tools
• Meridian EDMS for Oracle Utility Code & Config Deployment
• Hibernate
• Experience Installing & Supporting Oracle Utility Applications like CC&B, MDM, ODM , SOM & SGG


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Sr. Data Engineer

# 1010

Title: Sr. Data Engineer (Azure, MSBI)

Location: Portland, OR

Duration: C-H/ Direct Hire

Immediate opening for a solution minded data engineer to join our clients talented enterprise data engineering team based in Portland, Oregon. This is a full-time staff position onboarded either as a contract to hire or direct.

If you are looking to get your hands on the latest and greatest tools while exercising your knowledge in BI / DW best practices within an exciting modernization effort, this could be a great career move for you.

This team is responsible for the corporate data warehouse utilizing the MSBI technology stack of SQL Server, SSIS, SSAS SSRS, and Power BI. They currently embarking on a fast paced integration of Azure data services which include Data Factory, Data Lake Store/ Blob, Function Apps, HDI, Spark, Databricks, PolyBase, SQL/ and SQL Datawarehouse.

This key role will be critical to our success in maintaining our existing database, ETL, and data warehouses and in integrating the Azure data services.

The perfect candidate is a well-rounded engineer with experience with big data technologies, cloud platforms - Azure experience and an extensive background with traditional ETL, relational database architecture, and data warehouses are large plusses.

Qualifications Required

  • Develop data storage and modeling solutions using tools Azure SQL, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Data Lake, and Hadoop
  • Engineer data pipelines using Integration Runtimes, Azure Data Factory, U-SQL, and PolyBase. SSIS experience a plus.
  • Must be have successful experience in a collaborative team environment and enjoy working directly with business partners.
  • Spark – how to work with RDDs and Data Frames (emphasis on Data Frames) to query and perform data manipulation.
  • Deliver data to end user using tools such as SSAS Tabular models and downstream applications and REST Services. Experience with SSRS (Tabular and MDX), and Power BI a plus.
  • Skills in profiling data, understanding and improving data quality, and bringing best practices in data management to our business.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Information Systems or similar technical field

Why do you want this job?

Beautiful location in Portland very close to the waterfront and surrounded by food carts, breweries, restaurants, and fabulous mix of local shopping. There are Exercise facilities with locker rooms and showers, bike lockers, and access to almost every transit line within a block.


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QA Applications Analyst

Job #: 1832

Job title: Application QA Analyst

Duration: 6+ month contract

Location: Portland, OR


Immediate openings for QA Analyst to assist our Portland Utility client with critical application upgrade projects for Maximo and ARM. Must have strong Quality Assurance skills, Excellent Analytical skills, Excellent written and Verbal communication skills and experience working with offshore teams.


Key Responsibilities

  1. Testing (TEST)
  • Accepts responsibility for creation of test cases using own in-depth technical analysis of both functional and nonfunctional specifications (such as reliability, efficiency, usability, maintainability and portability).
  • Creates traceability records, from test cases back to requirements. Produces test scripts, materials and regression test packs to test new and amended software or services.
  • Specifies requirements for environment, data, resources and tools. Interprets, executes and documents complex test scripts using agreed methods and standards.
  • Records and analyzes actions and results and maintains a defect register.
  • Reviews test results and modifies tests if necessary. Provides reports on progress, anomalies, risks and issues associated with the overall project. Reports on system quality and collects metrics on test cases. Provides specialist advice to support others.

  1. Business Process Testing (BPTS)

  • Designs and manages tests of new/updated processes. Specifies test environment for whole life-cycle testing (e.g., using model office concept).
  • Manages selection/creation of relevant scenarios for testing and ensures that tests reflect realistic operational business conditions.
  • Ensures tests and results are documented, reported to stakeholders and are available for specification of user instructions. Highlights issues and risks identified during testing to business stakeholders.
  • Provides specialist guidance and advice to less experienced colleagues and users to ensure that tests are conducted in an appropriate manner.

  1. User Experience Analysis (UNAN)
  • Analyzes qualitative data (e.g., from site visits) and presents the data in ways that can be used to drive design (e.g., personas, red routes, user journey maps).
  • Describes the user/ stakeholder objectives for the system and identifies the roles of affected stakeholder groups.
  • Defines the required behavior and performance of the system in terms of the total use experience (e.g., in the form of scenarios of use), resolving potential conflicts between user requirements, (e.g., between accuracy and speed).Specifies measurable criteria for the required usability of the system.
  1. Quality Management (QUMG)
  • Prioritizes areas for quality and/or environmental improvement in light of the strategy, wider business objectives, results from internal and external audits and advice from colleagues.
  • Initiates the application of appropriate quality management techniques in these areas. Initiates improvements to processes by changing approaches and working practices, typically using recognized models.
  • Achieves and maintains compliance against national and international standards, as appropriate. Identifies and plans systematic corrective action to reduce errors and improve the quality of the systems and services, by examination of the root causes of problems.

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years in IT. Testing and automation experience required.
  • testing tools, techniques and standards- Intermediate knowledge of
  • business process tests and usability evaluations - Intermediate knowledge of
  • automation tools and techniques (Ex: Selenium or UFT, LoadRunner or Jmeter etc.)- Intermediate knowledge of
  • testing object-oriented and service-oriented design and multi-threaded services/applications- Intermediate knowledge in
  • testing applications developed in various SDLC methodologies- Intermediate knowledge of
  • SQL queries and be able to query database and be able to perform back-end test- Intermediate knowledge of

Preferred Skills:

  • Working Experience in IBM’s Enterprise Asset Management System (aka Maximo EAM) will be an added advantage.
  • Experience working on CGI Asset Resource Management tools such as Scheduler and Field Manager will be an added advantage.
  • Work Experience in Oracle Network Management System (aka OMS) will be an added advantage


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Change Manager

Job number: 1771

Working Job title: Change Manager - consultant
Duration: 1 year


Brief Job Description:

Consultant opening for Change manager to develop, lead and execute full change management strategy and plan for Integrated Security Program. Change manager will be responsible for coordinating change efforts across multiple projects to ensure alignment and effectiveness. At the program level, responsible for developing and leading all communications, communications plan, training plan, adoption metrics, change roadmap; performing readiness assessments; developing stabilization plans.

The Integrated Security Program, housed with Cybersecurity, brings together multiple projects with cyber and physical security impacts. The program includes necessary work for continued development of the Integrated Security Operations Center along with projects such as Enterprise Security Awareness, Multi-Factor Authentication, Identity Access Management, etc.

There is a small program team but success will require close collaboration with multiple change and project managers and many stakeholders across the entire organization.

Preferred job skills:

  • Previous experience working with utility, engineers, union; IT and security project experience; exceptional communications & planning skill, knowledgeable in training
  • Top 3 skills to be successful in this role: Teamwork and team leadership; change management planning and execution; coaching.


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Computer Support Technician

Job #: 578298

Title: Computer User Support 1

Location: Portland

Duration: 1 year

Application Deadline: 10/15/18

The Computer User Support 1 provides technical support, diagnostic help and operating instructions at the division or departmental level for users of computers and computing resources.

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

User Support:

  • Provides support for use of core and environment-specific patient care

and/or client systems and software

  • Performs analysis/troubleshooting to resolve problems with hardware and software
  • Interfaces with help desk regarding hardware, software and network problems and tracks to resolution
  • Assists with development of and provides formal training to users
  • Analyzes, troubleshoots and resolves user access problems
  • Develops and/or maintains department Web or Intranet site
  • Attends meetings as a provider of technical information

Support Analysis:

  • Contacts hardware and software vendors for information
  • Tests new hardware and software for integrity and usability
  • Analyzes routine application requirements and recommends optimal hardware/software solution
  • Reports project status and completion
  • Sets and reviews priorities based on need and merit
  • Recommends department and division computing standards
  • Reviews technical journals and relevant literature to stay with changes in technology
  • Conducts feasibility and cost/benefit analysis studies
  • Writes proposals for consideration or justification of new acquisitions
  • Prepares technical reports to be used by management in making decisions about computing systems.

System Maintenance:

  • Arranges for and logs vendor-provided maintenance
  • Performs disk compression using utility programs
  • Performs backups of installed software, user programs and data; restores data lost due to system failure or operator error
  • Maintains system files

Installation:

  • Coordinates requests for installation and wiring needs for new hardware
  • Determines environmental and electrical requirements for new installations and computer moves
  • Installs components of newly acquired computer systems, sets up and configures systems
  • Installs software; maintains records verifying compliance with vendor licensing agreements
  • Maintains software archives

Documentation:

  • Documents application programs, user instructions, hardware and software installation procedure, software versions, operational procedures and maintains documentation to ensure accuracy
  • Maintains lists of sign-ons, passwords, locations of equipment
  • Maintains equipment inventory

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate’s degree in computer science or related field; OR
  • Two years of computer support experience; OR
  • An equivalent combination of training and/or experience.


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Front End Software Engineer (Perm)

Title: Frontend Developer

Term: Direct Hire / Salaried Perm position

Location: Los Gatos, or SF.

Immediate opening Front End Software Developer in SF Bay area. Our client is a well-funded startup that is on the cutting edge of enterprise microservices architecture by building their own engine. Started by some of the best engineers who were instrumental in getting one of the top media sharing companies in the world up and running our client is poised for growth and opportunity for the ambitious, smart and dedicated person to join their team. They offer a competitive compensation package which includes the options for equity ownership, 401k, unlimited vacation, Medical and Dental. Flexible work hours, and the opportunity work with some of the best in the business.

Skill Requirements:

  • 5+ years experience
  • React Experience
  • JavaScript experience, including concepts like asynchronous programming, closures, types, and ES6
  • HTML/CSS experience, including concepts like layout, specificity, cross browser compatibility, and accessibility
  • RxJS / Reactive programming experience is a big plus


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System Administrator 3 - Control Center Operational Services



# 8723 System Administrator III ( Control Center Operational Services)

Location: Spokane, WA

Duration start a year, lead to multi years

Application Dateline 10/25/2018

OVERVIEW

This contract position will work within the Control Center Operational Services (TTO) subgroup within Transmission Technology (TT) group in the Transmission Services (T) business line of client’s. This position will support the Computer System Infrastructure (CSI) team by performing senior level computer system infrastructure administrator tasks under the oversight of the technical lead and manager.

Organization & Culture

  • The person in this position will become part of a collaborative, team-oriented work group. The fast-paced work environment exists in one of Control Centers. The work group’s primary function is responsible for constructing and maintaining 24X7 Real Time Operations and control systems. Work is mainly sedentary with occasional periods of movement around the complex and periods of standing. The successful applicant should be able to organize and prioritize multiple tasks including hardware and software application support. There is a great opportunity to become familiar with a wide variety of technology and how it is used in this setting. People with excellent customer service skills will do very well in this position.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Oversight, use professional level skills/ knowledge to perform system administration of the following systems, including the following:

Configure applicable software and systems, maintain local documentation, install/update/remove software, apply change control processes and procedures, plan and prepare for future growth, trouble-shoot and resolve issues, and provide training related to the following software and systems:

  • Antivirus-antimalware
  • Central time distribution
  • Data storage services
  • Display infrastructure
  • File services
  • Laptops and portable devices
  • Linux infrastructure
  • Production and Non-production workstations
  • Patch management
  • Print services
  • SMTP relay services
  • Software deployment services
  • Virtualization infrastructure
  • Windows infrastructure
  • In-house developed applications

With Manager oversight and approval provide the following support:

  • Research, test and draft / document standardized technical procedures for the deployment of server and workstation computer hardware and associated operating systems; organize, store and dispose of superseded documents in accordance with Information Governance & Lifecycle Management (IGLM) standards.
  • Perform regular assessments of newly discovered vulnerabilities on a wide range of operational network devices, computer systems devices and various software packages. Document patch and vulnerability applicability assessments and recommend vulnerability mitigation options.
  • Administer RSA public key cryptosystems /Access Control Systems (ACS) / Terminal Access Controller Access Control System (TACACS)/Radius infrastructure systems and assist with client authentication issues.
  • Research, test and document standardized technical procedures for the deployment of server and workstation computer hardware and associated operating systems for final review and approval by manager /staff.
  • Respond to help desk client support calls utilizing change management software to process and complete the tasks necessary for resolution of technical client issues; unusually complex issues may include involvement of the appropriate manager or team lead.
    • Manage files / filing system(s) in accordance with compliance requirements. File and disperse documents/letters as appropriate. Validate that all official records are accurately maintained for auditing purposes. Maintain file records in accordance with the Information Governance & Lifecycle Management (IGLM) standards and procedures.
    • Provide advice and recommendations for process / procedural changes that may become necessary due to system changes, upgrades, etc. to appropriate manager / team lead / stakeholders.
    • Provide input and recommendations, to the manager, technical lead and staff, regarding computer infrastructure decisions and create tasks to fulfill management-directed goals.
    • Support and assist the team lead and North American Electric Reliability Corporation - Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC-CIP) subject matter experts (SMEs) with implementing, analyzing, and reporting on the operational compliance of all Control Center cyber assets.
    • Develop, draft and recommend improvements to the Control Center’s procedures and processes for compliance with and NERC-CIP standards and policies.
    • Develop, draft and recommend improvements to the Control Center’s procedures and processes for Grid Modernization project, as well as other capital and expense projects.
    • Assist management with the implementation and promotion of approved operational compliance process improvement efforts, specifically as relates to the administration of the above referenced systems.
    • Research, develop, test, and document standardized technical procedures for the deployment of server and workstation computer hardware and associated operating systems for final review and approval by manager/staff.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Education & Corresponding Experience (required on matrix)
    • Associate’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a directly-related technical discipline is preferred (Associate’s degree in specified or directly-related field may substitute for 2 years required experience – see below).
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a directly-related technical discipline is preferred (Bachelor’s degree in specified or directly-related field may substitute for 4 years related experience – see below).
    • Related Experience: A minimum combination of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training is required. Experience should be consistent with the specific requirements of Computer/Information Technology or related field and progressively more technical in nature. Applicable Associates or Bachelor’s degrees, as defined above, may be substituted for a portion of the experience requirements:
  • Minimum Related Experience: Level 3: 10+ years previous directly-related computer infrastructure administration experience is required without a degree. (6+ years’ experience with an applicable Bachelor’s degree; 8+ years’ experience with an applicable Associates degree).

Required Technical Skills & Experience (required on matrix)

  • 3 years’ experience successfully troubleshooting Windows operating systems using text-based logs, windows event logs, and various utilities.
  • 3 years’ experience successfully performing Active Directory administration and troubleshooting

Preferred Skills & Experience (optional on matrix)

  • Experience setting up and administering an enterprise PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) certificate infrastructure.
  • Experience administering computer systems in a 24/7 high availability operational environment.
  • Administration and maintenance of computer systems infrastructure management tools or systems including anti-virus, patch deployment, log management, software deployment and backup and recovery functions.
  • Active Directory Administration and Group Policy
  • Windows operating systems packaging, installation, and troubleshooting.
  • Administration of Linux Operating Systems (Cent or RedHat) in a server environment.
  • Administration of print servers, network printers, and troubleshooting of printer services.
  • Administration and maintenance of network and direct attached server technologies including SCSI, iSCSI, CIFS, and SMB technologies.
  • Administration of virtualization technologies including VMWare and Hyper-V.
  • Administration and maintenance of GPS time distribution system software application support.
  • Experience with administering both network and host based firewalls.
  • Experience troubleshooting LAN connectivity problems.
  • Experience administering DNS in a multi-domain environment.
  • Experience using specific technologies such as Splunk, Remote Desktop Services, IIS, Apache, Wireshark, App-V, Tripwire, Trend Micro, Ivanti Endpoint Manager, Sysinternals Tools, Puppet Enterprises, Checkpoint Firewall, StorageCraft ShadowProtect, Veeam, HP ProLiant server hardware, KVM hardware, PowerShell ,and Nagios.
  • Experience setting up and administering an enterprise PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) certificate infrastructure including HT (Hardware Token) Smart Card.Software, Application Support and Application Port Auditing.
  • Cyber Security Best Practices.

Additional Requirements (not required on matrix)

  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License is required.

Training Type Details Provided by

  • NERC-CIP Control Center


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Project Manager

Job #: 1826

Working Job title: Project Manager

Duration: 6+ Months

Location: Downtown Portland

Overview:

Immediate contract Project Manager / Change Manager needed for a specialized initiative with our top client in downtown Portland. Must be a good facilitator able to work with a diverse working group.

In this role you’ll lead the effort to develop a companywide guide for Safety governance and best practices. This will cover a variety of issues and situations encountered within the operations groups.

It will be particularly important to gain consensus on a clear scope for this effort, design a solution and developing a robust implementation/change management plan.


Required Skills:

  • 5-10 years PM experience, with excellent scoping and scheduling
  • Must have change management skills with strong PM background
  • Strong scope/planning skills
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Strong soft skills; able to build good working relationships with different areas of the business
  • Safety project experience is ideal.





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IT Infrastructure Change Project Manager - Consultant

Job Number: 1760

Job title: IT Infrastructure Project Manager – Consultant

Duration: 1 year. Location in Portland, OR

The primary objective of the Transition Planning and Support role is to coordinate resources to ensure specifications for the service design are realized and starting with the transition phase, to identify, manage and limit risks that could interrupt the service in operation.


Responsibilities:
Engages with technical design and project managers or Project Management Office, to ensure correct products are produced, in a timely fashion. Evaluates the quality of project outputs against agreed acceptance criteria.
Evaluates and independently appraises the internal control of automated business processes, based on investigative evidence and assessments undertaken by self or team. Ensures that independent appraisals follow agreed procedure and advises others on the review process. Provides advice to management on ways of improving the effectiveness and efficiency of their control mechanisms. Identifies and evaluates associated risks and how they can be reduced.

Required Experience:


8+ years’ experience with delivery of Service Management for a large scale business operation with demonstrated experience with related discipline responsibilities.
8+ years’ experience with development of policies, processes and procedures for Knowledge Management
Strong experience with Infrastructure Project Management
Prefers ITIL Certification
Describe the project this resource will be working on: Various capital/new build infrastructure projects that support the rest of the organization.

Infrastructure background is a MUST .
Server builds – windows and/or UNIX and VM
Storage
Corporate networking
Data Center support needs
IT Service Desk support needs
Infrastructure operations team needs

• Top 3 skills to be successful in this role:

Other than one or more of the above…
1. Ability to bring clarity from chaos
2. Well organized (as we are not yet)
3. Flexible – we are still forming what this role looks like


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QA Tester


# 1827 – QA Tester
Duration: 6 + Months

Location: Tualatin, OR

Local candidate only. Can work on W2/ CTC

Project for Digital Programs. Team size around 8-10 people

Brief Job Description:

  • Strong knowledge and experience of manual testing, including designing complex test cases, execution, documentation and defect tracking . Able to solve straightforward problems, analyze for possible solutions and communicate back to the team. Works independently with minimal guidance and works well with a team. Automated testing skills a plus.

Job responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Senior QA Analysts to determine best standards and procedures to be used in the Quality Assurance process.
  • Ensure adherence to standards and procedures related to test script development, testing methodology and documentation.
  • Create test cases following the standards outlined by the Senior QA Analysts.
  • Map requirements and test conditions to the test cases.
  • Work with the Enablement Teams, Scrum Teams to test Legacy interfaces impacted by the Customer Touchpoints project.
  • Work with external payment vendors to ensure payments interfaces work as expected.
  • Work diligently to learn about the new system and functions to support the business on Day 2.
  • Understand test goals and dependencies to ensure risks are effectively tested.
  • Ensure that QA process is adequate, documented and communicated to ensure agreed quality levels for the application.

  • Partner with Business Analysts and Vendors to ensure requirements are met and are accurately tested.

    Required Skills:
  • Able to test all phases of test life cycle. Exceptional written and oral communication skills. Experienced with SQL, Excel, HP tool set like UFT, ALM

  • #years’ experience required: 2?

    Preferred job skills: experience in the Utility industry. Knowledge of Oracle applications (CC&B, Customer Care & Billing, MDM) Building automated test suites. Strong SQL query skills.

    Top 3 skills to be successful in this role: Analytical problem solver/tester, team player, exceptional communication


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Change Manager

Change Manager

(Previous experience working with utility, engineers, union; project experience; exceptional communications & planning skills, knowledgeable in training)

Duration 1 year – renewable ( W2 or 1099)

Location. Portland, OR


Brief Job Description:

Change manager to develop, lead and execute full change management strategy and plan for more technical projects. Change manager will be responsible for coordinating change efforts across multiple projects to ensure alignment and effectiveness. Responsible for developing and leading all communications, communications plan, training plan, adoption metrics, change roadmap; performing readiness assessments; developing stabilization plans.

This role will support multiple technical projects in the Transmission & Distribution and Generation departments. These projects are more technical than our traditional corporate projects as they are driven by our engineer groups.

Ability to successfully work with engineers is critical. One project is for the development and implementation of procedures used by the group of engineers that provide maintenance and improvements on our Generation facilities (power plants). Other projects are related to improvements of our smart grid infrastructure and also to improve our customer reliability. Working with Project Managers and SME


Required Skills-are all listed


Preferred job skills: Previous experience working with utility, engineers, union; project experience; exceptional communications & planning skills, knowledgeable in training


Top 3 skills to be successful in this role: business acumen; strong change management planning and execution; ability to boldly dig into details and also pull up to communicate at a higher level.


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Data Analyst

1825 Sr. Data Analyst - Portland, OR. 4 months + renewable

Brief Job Description:

The primary job function of this position is to work with business and convert the functional requirements into technical requirements and develop reports into Tableau.

• Act as a primary resource for Tableau dashboard development, Tableau server maintenance, technical support, troubleshooting.

• Develop rich interactive visualizations integrating various reporting components from multiple data sources through Tableau Server/Desktop.

• Develop interactive Tableau dashboards by utilizing Tableau features such as parameters, sets, calculated fields and table calculations, user filters, action filters and applying advanced technical charts.

• Responsible for the full life cycle of Tableau reporting solutions, including research, design, development, testing, documentation, implementation, training & support for report development projects.

• Train other team members in Tableau desktop and Server.

What is the size of the team this resource will be working with?

4-6

Required Skills:

• Must be proficient in the use and maintenance of Tableau Server and Tableau Desktop

• Must be proficient in the scripting language of Oracle SQL and MySQL.

• Data extraction/transformation/loading, data mining, and statistical modeling experience required.

#years’ experience required:

6-8

Preferred job skills:

Knowledge in Work Management or Work Scheduling Systems(Maximo, ARM Scheduler…Etc.)

Top 3 skills to be successful in this role:

• Must have experience in research, design, development, testing.

• Must have Advanced Tableau Skills

• Must have Heavy Knowledge on Oracle SQL.


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Training Specialist


Job Number: 1817 - Training Specialist ( Tech Training/ security Awareness program

Location. Portland, OR

Duration start 6 months +


Brief Job Description:


Identifies technical training needs and establishes objectives. Sources potential training vendors and platforms and evaluates training options. In collaboration with managers and other areas of HR, selects training products. Coordinates implementation. Monitors vendor performance to objectives. Collaborates with project members, managers and employees to assess technical training needs and develops customized training approaches and methodologies, taking into consideration changes in technology, regulation or best practices and aligning to HR strategy
Develops and implements appropriate evaluation tools and methods to assess learning effectiveness.
Coordinates initiatives and projects to support employee and management development of technical skills through various channels.

Security Awareness Program:
In an effort to reduce the human risk in cybersecurity, physical security and situational awareness need to implementing a Security Awareness Program. This program ensures all current and future employees, contingent workers and vendors with access to locations, assets and technology are aware of, understand and comply with security policies, procedures and expected behaviors. We support all aspects of our Strategic Direction and culture shifts as we collectively pursue excellence in our work to deliver the best-possible customer experience.

A long-term, sustainable framework that brings together cybersecurity, physical security and situational awareness to increase awareness, understanding and compliance

What is the size of the team this resource will be working with? 6

Required Skills:

  • Instructional Design
  • Typically, 4 or more years in training with at least two years of operational or technical training experience.

Preferred job skills:

  • Intermediate knowledge of industry best practices related to area of discipline
  • Advanced knowledge of learning technologies
  • Intermediate knowledge of instructional systems design
  • Intermediate skills in project/program management
  • Intermediate skills in facilitation and presentations
  • Intermediate safety leadership skills
  • Intermediate skills in analytical thinking
  • Advanced skills in problem solving
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills
  • Advanced interpersonal skills
  • Intermediate decision-making skills
  • Advanced organization and prioritization skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of business process interrelationships
  • Advanced business acumen skills.
    Advanced skills in change leadership
    Intermediate risk management skills

Top 3 skills to be successful in this role:

  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of industry best practices related to area of discipline
    Strong instructional design


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Supply Analyst


# 2605 Job Title: Supply / Vendor Coordinator II ( EDI/ Supply Chain)

Duration: 1 year

Location: Portland, OR



This contract position would be responsible for supporting the Aftermarket business in processing documents in systems and communicating with client's business partners.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Process and manage $2.5M of annual dealer returns of inventory purchased through the Aftermarket parts direct ship program
    Review dealer error (PAR) and credit request and address with the appropriate Aftermarket department
    Contact dealers and suppliers to complete parts return documentation and secure supplier credits for returned parts
    Generate general ledger entries for supplier credits received and match them to dealer credit request for returned parts
    Respond to dealer and supplier inquiries regarding status of return and credit request
    Support EDI and systems team in resolving and systematically processing supply chain operations documents
    Contact suppliers to resolve transmission issues and implement corrective action
    Work cross-functionally with Aftermarket departments to resolve processing issues and streamline processes

    Required Background Experience and Skills:

    • Expert in MS Office
    • Experience with SAP systems
    • Experience with EDI transactions
    • 2-3 years related experience
    • Bachelors’ degree required

    Story Behind the Need :

    The core project is to go into the systems and manually process credits and work internally with other teams and external suppliers. You get a broad view of business and working with teams in Fort Mill (long distance). They will also support someone in the Portland office for transactional EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) work.

    Team they’ll be working on/soft skills:
    They will need great communication skills to work via phone/email with others that are not in the office. This is a fast paced environment. The team here is 7 people, and this person will be working closely with the entire team.

    Day to Day Responsibilities, Expectations, Tasks:

    Very transactional, processing, calling supplier, calling Fort Mill team/office.
    There will be an asset list and they need to complete the task. They need to work through issues with the suppliers. The systems are a bit complicated so they need to be resourceful and self-motivated and not afraid to ask questions.

    Ramp Up:
    Within 4 weeks they should be operating independently or with far reduced amount of questions.

    Top 3 MUST-HAVE Hard Skills
    :
    1. Broad experience with technology systems and tools
    2. SAP experience (1 year)
    3. EDI Familiarity (1 year)
    3. Bachelors’ degree required (related field)
    4. Ability to collaborate and effectively communicate with external teams and business partners.
  • Shift/Schedule:
    - Preferred is 7am - 4pm

Others:

The candidate must be experienced in multiple technologies and data analysis tools and be able to understand the EDI Component and be able to communicate effectively with suppliers. Reason for this role is to

  1. manage direct ship returns. Which once the system implementation is complete, the process will go away.
  2. Working errors – root cause analysis to reduce to a nominal amount.
    Fairly standard daily processes – responding to dealer requests (can vary)
  3. . MUST have excellent communication/problem solving skills in order to partner with suppliers on EDI side – dealers and suppliers on direct ship returns. Answering emails and phone calls throughout the day.



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Linux Systems Administrator

Job#: 1804

Title: Linux Administrator (VMWare)

Location: Portland

Duration: 1 year – including PTO and Benefits Package

Job Description:

Server administrator familiar with VMWare, Linux and Windows Operating systems. Experience building servers and working with application teams to install software. The server builds are almost 100% virtual and done with automation. Most of the work is supporting application teams and following proper change process.

Focused on Server Fitness. Refresh server Operating Systems going out of support. Includes decommission of current systems and building of new systems.

Required Skills:

  • VMWare, Windows, Linux (Red Hat Enterprise Linux)
  • 2-5 years’ experience


Preferred Skills:

  • Ability to follow direction
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience troubleshooting and researching technical issues.


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Distributed Systems Engineer / Platform Engineer

Job# 7162018

Title: Distributed Systems Engineer / Platform Engineer

Term: Direct Hire / Salaried Perm position

Location: Los Gatos, or SF.

Immediate opening Distributed Systems Engineer / Platform Engineer in SF Bay area. Our client is a well-funded startup that is on the cutting edge of enterprise microservices architecture by building their own engine. Started by some of the best engineers who were instrumental in getting one of the top media sharing companies in the world up and running our client is poised for growth and opportunity for the ambitious, smart and dedicated person to join their team. They offer a competitive compensation package which includes the options for equity ownership, 401k, unlimited vacation, Medical and Dental. Flexible work hours, and the opportunity work with some of the best in the business.

Skill Requirements:

  • 5+ years’ experience Distributed Systems Engineer / Platform Engineer
  • Experience with distributed systems and non-blocking applications
  • Java or Scala experience
  • Experience in things Akka, Akka Streams, Reactive Streams, RXJava,
  • Experience with distributed algorithms like RAFT or swim, binary protocals, Netty, NIO


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Change Manager Authentication


# 1776 Change Manager

(Project on Multi factor Authentication)

Portland, OR

Duration start 1 year (renewable)


To develop, lead and execute full change management strategy and plan for Multi-Factor Authentication project. Change manager will be responsible for developing and leading all communications, communications plan, training plan, adoption metrics, change roadmap; performing readiness assessments; developing stabilization plans.

This role will primarily support the Multi-Factor Authentication project and may also provide support to other IT projects.

The Multi-Factor Authentication project will roll out a new system for users logging in to systems. The change manager will need to advise on overall rollout schedule and determine change, communication, and training approaches necessary to ensure smooth adoption of new login processes for all employees and contractors.

Working with small project team, and previous experience working with utility, engineers, union; IT project experience, Communications, Training

Top 3 skills to be successful in this role:

Familiar with technology, ability to collaborate with multiple partners in different areas of business, able to work with all levels from lineman to executive sponsor


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Mechanical Development Engineer

Job #: 2646

Job Title: Sr. Mechanical Development Engineer

Location: Portland, OR

Duration: 2 year contract

Competitive salary with full benefit package

Overview:

The main function of a mechanical engineer is to research and investigate the design, functionality and maintenance of mechanical products, equipment, systems and processes. A typical mechanical engineer has the ability to make engineering drawings, and read and interpret blueprints.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and detail vehicle components and systems.
  • Interface with Engineering Analysis personnel to determine the most effective and economic materials to be used in product systems and components.
  • Interface with Test & Development personnel to identify and analyze problems encountered in prototype development and testing.
  • Provide creative technically feasible solutions.
  • Interface and coordinate with Purchasing, Vendors, Manufacturing, and other Engineering personnel in the bills of materials, value analysis and testing phases of product development.
  • Evaluate state of the art developments in the vehicle industry and apply the latest advances.
  • Apply statistical and engineering techniques in designing and testing.
  • Use programming and modeling techniques in conjunction with mathematical analysis.
  • Interface with Product Regulation and Compliance personnel to design vehicles that meet government regulations, restrictions, and codes.

Required background experience and skills:

  • MS degree or BS degree in electrical or mechanical engineering, or commensurate work experience.
  • 6+ years of experience in product engineering design areas required.
  • Creativity, verbal and written communication skills, analytical and problem-solving ability.
  • Team player and detail oriented.
  • Ability to make sketches, engineering drawings and common computations.
  • Extensive NX, or similar CAD system, experience required.


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Business Systems Analyst


Business System Analyst (Data Analyst – SQL and/ or SAS)

Portland, OR

Duration start 5 months +

ieSolutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). M/F/D/V. Security Clearance Requirement: Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Brief Job Description:

  • This position is responsible for creating high customer and shareholder value by building, providing and improving customer-related data analysis services.

    Ideal candidate will have:

    Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with critical thinking and capable of dealing with complex problems.

  • Expert knowledge and at least 5 years’ experience in computer programming using SQL and/or SAS.

  • Proficient oral and written communication skills and able to listen and ask probing questions to discern client requests and provide results in a concise manner.

  • In-depth, comprehensive understanding of database marketing and statistical analysis processes and methodologies.

  • Experience using databases and analytical processes for customer/marketing related analytics highly desirable.

Excellent project management skills;

demonstrated success in planning, implementing, and leading major complex and unique projects to completion.


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DevOps Security Engineer



Dev Security Ops engineer

Location: Portland, OR

Duration : 6 months ( renewable )


Technical Skills

  1. 4+ years for devolopment
  2. Certifications CISSP, GSEC,
  3. Skills: Puppet, AWS, AZURE Skills in-depth knowledge of Python, Ruby, or other common languages used in DevOps, Security as Code,
  4. Understanding of Terraform, Puppet, BitBucket, Conduct review of code Develop or maintain security policies within DevOps technology platforms


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Cyber Security Control Assessor

#9418

Job Title: Security Control Assessor

Duration: 1 year contract - contract to hire option
Location: Portland, OR


Description:


Great opportunity to join a top employer embarking on a massive overhaul and modernization of their security infrastructure. The Security Assurance team is tasked with enterprise-wide security assessments to baseline organizational assets, critical information systems, emerging technologies and remediation plans. In this position you will analyze assessment efforts to provide management with a complete view of known vulnerabilities and associated risks.


Scope of assessment includes but not limited to: a detailed report of all findings or gaps associated with a system(s), the beginning of defining the POA&M and Security Assessment Report SAR deliverables.


If you are looking to utilize your leadership and strategy skills in a greenfield opportunity, this is the job for you. The candidate will need to be able to speak to a methodology for defining the likelihood of a vulnerability being leveraged to cause harm and how it could impact business




Skill and Experience Wish List

  • Ability to review technical and operational controls and evaluate the effectiveness of the controls
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical details in business language
  • The ability to handle multiple projects in a fluid process 3-5 years experience with Security Testing and Evaluation
  • Must have the ability to do Web Application Testing, Test a system based on a set of controls, and document the outcome of the control experience using tools such as
    • Acunetix
    • ZAP
    • Fiddler
    • BURP Suite
    • Nessus
    • IP360
    • Tripwire CCM


  • Experience with the following frameworks and standards, ISO 27002, NIST SP 800-37, 800-39, 800-53 rev4 , and other 800 series standards, Policies and Procedures Vulnerability and Risk Assessment process and procedures.
  • CEH Certification would be a HUGE +.
  • Experience with penetration testing, network mapping and vulnerability management tools.
  • Experience in the generation of management reports and technical remediation plans to address infrastructure concerns.






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Operations Support Coordinator (Joint Use )

Job #: 1798

job title: Operations Support Coordinator (Joint Use )

Location: Beaverton, OR

Duration: 1 year contract

Competitive rate plus full benefit package



Brief Job Description:

Department Coordinator and Support professional needed in our client's fast paced Joint Use office. In this role you'll support multiple permitting processes in Joint Use, related Joint Use activity and billing including but not limited to:

  • Compiles and analyzes data, does corporate receivables/bill receivables.
  • Data Entry, some analysis and problem solving ability necessary.
  • Review permits received for deficiencies and notify licensees of any issues (understand w/ training the permit process and requirements of processing a permit)
  • Process accurate billing from permits that can be complex and require strong attention to detail.
  • Will be working on other assignments as needed for Permitting, Field Operations, Wireless and FITNES.
  • Work independently and within a team on special nonrecurring and ongoing projects.
  • General office support such as typing, operate office equipment, office procedures/practices.
  • Collects information, answers inquiries. Produces documents using appropriate resources and technology.



REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Entry-level position requiring 3 to 5 years of related experience.
  • College degree preferred, but not required depending on work experience
  • Strong Problem Solving Skills
  • Very strong accuracy & attention to detail
  • Resource needs to be comfortable working independently in a fast paced environment
  • Advance knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Word, Power Point, Excel (intermediate knowledge)
  • Must have strong Word (Mail Merg, Footnotes, Math/Columns)
  • People Soft, DMS, Access data base, relational data bases and other software applications specific to the functional business area- preferred.



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Sr.  IT Project Manager


# 1770 - Sr. Project Manager

5 months end of year(renewable)

Location – Portland, OR

Job Description

The Senior Project Manager is a highly experienced Project Manager with a solid track record of successfully managing several diverse IT related projects to successful conclusions, bringing the projects in “on time, on budget, and in scope” with high approval ratings from their clients and sponsors. The Senior Project Manager may be assigned to manage multiple projects concurrently. This position oversees all aspects of the project life cycle, using formal project management methodology and approved tools to develop a project plan, budget, schedule, risk management approach, change management plan, and communications plan. An Individual serving in this role is responsible for co-ordination of all project related activities, including setting deadlines, assigning responsibilities to members serving on the project team, and communicating work, schedule, budget, risk and issue status to stakeholders and IT management.

Type of Project: please provide a short description of the project: Web Fitness - Leverage new CC&B technologies to improve customer experiences in Web and outages systems. Web will improve customer experiences related to account summary pages, outages, alerts and improve PDD online bill experiences.

EV Billing - This project coincides with existing Transportation Electrification 10 Program to enable EV enrollment and billing.

Flex Pricing - Implementation of Flex post pricing program website customer portal into 11 CET. The 2018 Flex Pricing Program consists of 2 components: FLEX Pilots Integration and New Pricing

Program post CET.
Mobile Customer App - Build an initial phase of residential and small business mobile 12 application. A native mobile application will allow for a more streamline device specific experience for mobile users and allow users access to device OS behaviors and features.
What is the size of the team this resource will be working with? Unknown

• Required Skills:

Typically a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Computer Science, Engineering

Management or equivalent work experience in related discipline.

PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

Preferred 8 - 10 years of experience in the development, implementation, and maintenance of large scale IT systems, with 3 or more years in a Project Management role.

Must have a demonstrated ability to work effectively as a leader in a team environment.
Excellent oral, written and presentation communication skills.

Solid understanding of current technologies in use a
A good understanding of the software development and system implementation process, including requirements gathering.
A solid background in system design techniques, testing, implementation, release and version control, and training approaches
#years’ experience required: 8 – 10 years
Preferred job skills: Waterfall and Agile SCRUM project management, MS Project, Office Suite


  • Top 3 skills to be successful in this role: Strong communications, able to work with diverse personalities, determined


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Analysis Engineer (vehicle Multi-body Dynamics)

Job # 2591

Job Title: Analysis Engineer (Vehicle -Multibody Dynamics)

Location: Portland, OR

Duration: 2+ year contract

Job Overview

Immediate opening for Analysis Engineer to join a small talented engineering team tasked with performing vehicle dynamic analysis using multi-body simulation tools. This is a long term 2-year contract with option to hire.

Top 3 Must Have's:

  1. Overall experience with vehicle dynamics, good understanding of how a vehicle responds and what contributes
  2. Use of SimPack
  3. Ability to work in a team environment

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct multibody dynamic (MBD) analysis of complex full vehicles, systems, and components.
  • Leverage MBD tools to develop solutions that support client’s brand in the areas of safety, reliability and best in class performance
  • Support development and implementation of new Multibody Fatigue Based Durability process (iMage).
  • Assemble full vehicle MBD models and provide system level interface loads using these models in support of system level FEA.
  • Process and leverage test data to correlate and define model input characteristics
  • Document analysis results and provide solutions to design and testing related to vehicle dynamics and system/component performance.
  • Create and present materials to executive management
  • Improve competitive market position by keeping abreast of state-of-the-art developments in the truck industry and applying the new knowledge that continuously improve work environment, systems, tools, and processes.
  • Manage multiple assignments concurrently, and prioritize them in a manner consistent with business goals.
  • Successfully implement projects on time and within budget keeping management informed of project issues, delays and risks.
  • Supervise service providers and ensure project timing and budgets are adhered too.
  • Demonstrate good judgment when working with suppliers, Purchasing, Materials, Manufacturing, Quality, Warranty, Marketing, and other departments in the product development and testing phases.
  • Support the definition of IT processes, hardware and software for CAE applications at client (geometry, models, documentation).

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or related technical discipline with 2 years of related experience; OR an Associate degree and 4 years of related experience; in lieu of a degree, must have 8 years of related industry experience and 1 year group leader, project lead, or mentoring experience required.
  • Experience in the fields of numerical methods and automotive industry required.
  • Demonstrated CAE multibody experience required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in nCode or similar data processing tools required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in SimPack or other multi-body dynamics tools required.
  • Basic programming knowledge in MatLab, Python or similar required to support process development.
  • Experience in structural dynamics or any of the following vehicle dynamics topics: steering, handling, ride or NVH required.
  • Basic understanding and knowledge of common tire modeling methods preferred.
  • Experience preparing & giving presentations to small groups required.
  • Understanding of engineering & upstream/downstream processes required.
  • Demonstrated strong verbal & written skills required.
  • Working knowledge of dynamic system response and demonstrated application of dynamic analysis to structural designs.
  • Knowledge of vehicle assembly plant processes preferred.
  • Experience with client systems preferred.


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SQL Server Developer

#812018

Title: SQL Developer- Consultant

Location: Portland, OR

Term: long term contract with rate and full benefit package or 1099

Brief Job Description:

Immediate opening for senior level SQL Developer to join a talented client team in Portland, OR for a key project. On this assignment you’ll be responsible for creating MS SQL 2016 SSIS packages, stored procedures, scripts, tables, views, indexes, reports in support of our Customer Analytics Database re-write project.

Must have:

  • extensive experience with Microsoft SQL Server 2012+
  • SQL scripting experience, including creation of views, stored procedures and user functions.
  • Experience with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) development.

Skill and Education requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years’ experience designing and maintaining relational databases (any platform).
  • Comprehensive understanding of relational database concepts, including SQL querying.
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft SQL Server 2012+
  • Strong knowledge of SQL querying, including complex joins, filters, aggregations and system functions.
  • Proficiency in SQL Server database administration and data modeling
  • SQL scripting experience, including creation of views, stored procedures and user functions.
  • Experience with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) development.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, presentation skills and effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to present complex and/or technical material in an understandable manner to technical/non-technical audiences and decision-makers.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving ability.
  • Demonstrated success in implementing IT technology projects with aggressive time schedules.
  • Experience with data visualization tools like Tableau (preferred)
  • Design and development of data warehouses (preferred)
  • Microsoft SQL Server certifications. (preferred)
  • Programming experience in a language other than SQL (preferred)
  • Oracle querying experience. (preferred)


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Product Specialist II

Product Specialist II

Portland, OR

Duration 2 years

Application Dateline 07/25

ieSolutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). M/F/D/V. Security Clearance Requirement: Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. US Citizenship/ Green Card REQUIRED

RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide product support and expertise for assigned product area. Analyze competitors and market data to identify opportunities and recommend product changes.

Support Product Planning Manager within product line related to strategy development and supporting information (data, trends, needs, reactions to competitors’ actions, etc.).

Manage Product Planning’s input for the Option Control System process. Provide data usage analysis for unpublished component coverage in order to determine potential inclusion of new product options as published. Recommend and implement changes as necessary.

Interface with all departments (engineering, purchasing, manufacturing, etc.) to insure assigned products receive regular product maintenance and the Data Books are up to date, reliable and contain the appropriate product option coverage. Insure marketing input is regularly funneled to the pricing activity, and that market-sensitive published pricing is maintained.

Provide product technical support and material suggestions for the development of content for FABS, product promotions and training materials.

Analyze competitive brand product lines, options, pricing strategy, product positioning, application, strengths/weaknesses, opportunities, threats and customer focus.

OVERVIEW OF THE BUSINESS GROUP AND TEAM:

This team is part of the marketing and strategy group. They handle marketing, pricing, sales support to the organization. Within Product Strategy; this team handles all the market analysis, trend analysis, product dev, and product management for the product development programs.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree with 1 year of related experience OR an associate’s degree with 2 years of related experience OR 6 years of related experience required (experience should be similar to project management in a technical environment and some commercial truck industry experience would be preferred.)
  • Technical Acumen is a must
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills required
  • Ability to work in team setting required
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications required (2 years of experience)
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with changing priorities required
  • Training and/or experience in lean principals, problem solving techniques and waste elimination preferred

This person will manage multiple medium sized product development projects. They will take over from the approval through the implementation stages. The candidate will have ownership and be able to make recommendations on improvements. Must be able to work well in a team, communicate well, collaboration is huge, detail oriented.

There will be job shadowing to start to ensure that items are being completed. They'll be reviewing the content to learn the departments, processes, and products.


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Technical Writer 3

Job#: 8593

Title: Technical Writer 3

Location: Portland, OR

Duration: 1 year+/ multi- year contract

Application Deadline: 7/15/18

Position Overview:

This full-time (up to 40 hours) contract position will provide documentation and technical writing support to the Infrastructure Services (JN) organization within the Information Technology organization at our client. JN operates and maintains the enterprise IT infrastructure and operational environments that support delivery of applications services to internal and external customers. The team’s responsibilities include the planning, design, coordination, configuration, installation, maintenance, and operation of data center services, network services, platform services, and internal operations services to meet business outcomes. The Technical Writer will draft, coordinate, and organize system security plans, continuity of operations documentation, installation guides, operational run-books, and similar IT-related documentation through engagement with technical experts across various IT disciplines. This position is located at client Headquarters in Portland, OR.

This position is NOT open to Foreign National Candidates.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: This position requires confidentiality, professionalism and requires passing a higher level background investigation, for which the incumbent must qualify to hold or continue to hold the position.

Contract personnel are not allowed to direct Federal employees, nor are they allowed to authorize expenditures or make decisions on behalf of client; these functions are specifically assigned to client employees. Contract personnel provide analysis, information and input to those functions. Additionally, contract personnel may only represent client (such as at seminars, industry events, etc.) with written authorization from a Vice President.

Position Responsibilities include:

Note: all official drafts, documents, materials and recommendations, as listed below, must be reviewed, finalized and approved / accepted by appropriate manager and/or other federal personnel with the authority to do so.

  • Confer with and interview customers and subject matter experts (SME) to draft/establish technical specifications, and recommend material to be developed.
  • Work with internal teams to obtain in in-depth understanding of the product and documentation requirements.Produce high-quality documentation that meets client and industry standards and is appropriate for the intended audience.
  • Observe production, developmental, and experimental activities to recommend improvements to operating procedures.
  • Research and analyze workflow and processes for IT Help Desk, IT Client Support, IT Asset Management, and IT Operations.
  • Research, develop and document technical design specifications and test scripts.
  • Document, edit, review, organize, publish, and present information to include requirements, design, business processes, policy, user manuals, reference manuals, and user-based scenarios (a workflow that describes all the steps, actions, and attributes taken to accomplish a specific task).
  • Research and document Federal Information Security and Management Act (FISMA) 800.53 security controls for general support systems (GSS) as a part of the systems authorization process.
  • Document and maintain responses to Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) items identified within Security Assessment Reports (SAR).
  • Elicit requirements to understand complex business systems and interdependencies with the upstream and downstream systems and put these concepts into a form readable and understandable by individuals with varying backgrounds and understandings.
  • Conduct technical interviews to obtain knowledge for documentation.
  • Organize material and complete assignments according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology.
  • Review published materials and recommend revisions or changes in scope, format, content, and/or methods of reproduction.
  • Edit, standardize or make changes to material prepared by other writers or client staff.
  • Maintain records and files of work and revisions.
  • Select photographs, drawings, sketches, diagrams, and charts to illustrate material.
  • Study drawings, specifications, mockups, and product samples to integrate and delineate technology, operating procedures, and production sequence and detail.
  • Communicate complex technical information effectively with a wide variety of technical and business experts in both individual and in group settings.
  • Organize, refine, and document technical and functional concepts into a useful fashion.
  • Write logical instructions:
    • Decompose high-level information into details.
    • Abstract up from low-level information to develop documentation, clarify requirements and organize library for use amongst the project teams.
  • Arrange for typing, duplication, and distribution of material.

Position Requirements

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications or a closely related field is required.
  • This is a Level 3 Position: 10+ years of demonstrated technical writing experience or equivalent is required.
  • Experience communicating with a wide variety of technical and business experts in both individual and group settings is required.
  • Proficiency in the use of the full Microsoft Office Suite 2010, 2013, and/or 2016 for the purposes of creating infrastructure architecture diagrams, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, and Visio diagrams is required.

Technical Requirements:

  • Effective technical interviewing skills within an Information Technology environment.
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to organize and present information in various forms such as textual, graphical, and statistical.
  • Advanced knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the IT working environment, sufficient to explain technical issues to a disparate range of technical and non-technical clients.
  • Knowledge of NIST standards and cybersecurity guidance.
  • Demonstrated experience with FISMA security control documentation and testing practices.
  • Familiarity with the security authorization and Authority to Operate (ATO) process.
  • Familiarity with applying security controls under a risk management framework.
  • Experience with technical writing in a network or telecommunications environment.

General Requirements:

  • Ability to work independently to complete tasks.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills for working with senior level business clients and technical client personnel.
  • Display calm and a customer oriented attitude in fast-paced and sometimes stressful conditions.
  • Excellent communication skills including facilitation and problem/conflict resolution.
  • Meet timelines, milestones, and deliverables to provide timely (weekly) status updates.
  • Carry out assigned tasks with a professional demeanor reflected in excellent written and oral communication skills, listening skills, patience, analytical reasoning and problem solving abilities.
  • Understand and follow established processes and procedures, including change management, work/task tracking, and time management.
  • Support a sustainable infrastructure by maintaining adequate documentation of activities, including cross-training of employees as necessary.
  • Ensure proper identification of self as a contract worker in all communications, correspondence, etc.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass a Personnel background check pursuant for Public Trust (SF-85P), for which the selected candidate must qualify to hold or continue to hold the position.
  • The selected candidate will be required to sign a client Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) as a condition of the contract assignment.
  • Offsite Work may not be performed without prior approval from the client Manager.
  • All information associated with work performed offsite must be maintained in the client network environment. No client information will be allowed to be transmitted, stored and created, etc., on the contract worker's personal devices. Contract personnel must follow all client and government-wide security, asset management, and cyber security policies and procedures.
  • Offsite work may only be performed within the client service area unless approved by the Labor Management Office.Contract personnel must keep their employer informed of their work location at all times and must coordinate any changes with their employer and our client before the change occurs.
  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License is required.
  • Upon selection of the assignment, the contract worker may be required to complete internal/external training to support assigned programs or software, software upgrades, or to learn new client technology.

*Note: Attendance at all conferences, workshops, training, etc. must be pre-approved by client. For any such events, requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis; approval is subject to the most current guidance provided to client and is subject to change. Client reserves the right to negotiate attendance on billable/non-billable hours and reimbursement of travel costs with the supplier. Reimbursable travel costs must adhere to the Federal Travel Regulations and be submitted via an expense sheet in Fieldglass.


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