The CIS faculty would like to take a moment to congratulate all of our students who have completed their graduate or undergraduate degrees as part of the Class of 2016. You should be proud of your accomplishments. Congratulations!
Highmark Health is seeking candidates for positions in their Rotation Program for new college graduates, with a June start date. They are primarily looking for Application Developers, but other opportunities may also be available. For more information, see:
Federated Investors is seeking an Applications Systems Analyst/Programmer and a Business Systems Analyst. Both of these roles would be located in the Warrendale, PA office.
JOB OPENING #: 6961
POSITION TITLE: APPLICATIONS SYSTEMS ANALYST/PROGRAMMER
Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, a comparable technical/engineering field, or equivalent work experience required
Up to five years of experience with team-oriented development in a relational database environment required
Experience with SQL (Structured Query Language) required
Experience with Microsoft Excel VBA, Microsoft SSRS, Oracle PL/SQL and Microsoft SSAS preferred
Experience with Business Intelligence tools preferred
Experience with IBOR application Eagle preferred
With some supervision, designs, writes and modifies reports, programs, scripts, and modules which meet Federated’s Investment Management reporting needs
Prepares test data and implements test scripts
Effectively utilizes and optimizes system resources appropriate to the business need at hand.
Adhere to departmental System Development Life Cycle standards (programming, turnover, testing, documentation, incident reporting, etc.)
Maintain current understanding of programming, analytical and related development techniques appropriate to this position
Perform incident management, root cause analysis and targeted development enhancements and bug fixes
On call support for Investment Management reporting applications that will require a rotational 24 X 7 support commitment
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Overtime as required)
Warrendale location – Warrendale, PA 15086
Good decision making and problem solving skills
Good analytical skills with attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to work on multiple assignments simultaneously
JOB OPENING #: 6926
POSITION TITLE: BUSINESS SYSTEMS ANALYST
DEPARTMENT: BISD-IMS BUSINESS ANALYSIS – INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS
Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or equivalent experience required
Four to eight years systems analysis experience required
Demonstrated problem solving abilities within an IT organization required
Experience working with relational databases writing Structured Query Language (SQL) required
Experience working with MS Windows based applications required
Ability to drive meetings with technical or business audiences and present ideas to project teams required
Three or more years of experience with either mutual funds, securities, financial accounting and/or industry-standard Investment Book of Record (IBOR) preferred
Experience with Corporate Actions systems or Reconciliation systems preferred
Experience with Business Intelligence and/or Data Warehousing tools preferred
Solve business problems by performing business analysis, preparing requirements specifications and/or designs, providing project management, and testing for relevant business process modifications, applications, and/or reporting enhancements.
Work collaboratively with the business unit (Investment Management Operations) to define business objectives and requirements and provide consultative support as needed regarding applications and business processes.
Evaluate business needs, recommending best fit solutions such as purchasing third-party software, integrating multiple software applications or repairing current applications. This includes configuring and testing the IBOR tools and environment, as well as the operational integration between IBOR and other existing key Investment Management Systems.
Initiate and coordinate communication with BISD and business staff and management as required to facilitate the most effective and efficient solution to a problem
Work with technical and development staff to conduct unit, system, and user acceptance testing. This includes developing and publishing test specifications, preparing test data, and creating user acceptance testing documents.
Determine and prepare estimates for completion of assigned tasks
Prepare business and functional requirements documents and all other required documentation as outlined in Federated’s Software Development Lifecycle Process.
Provide hands-on support and training, as needed, to the Operations staff.
Mentor other business analysts and provide guidance to the team
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (over time as required)
Federated Investors Tower – Twenty-first floor
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with attention to detail and accuracy
Well-organized with the ability to work independently while still being a team player
If interested, please contact Kim Caruso at KCaruso@federatedinv.com.
The first couple of weeks will be daylight for training then 4PM-1AM one day and two days of 12PM-6PM; this could vary depending on where their needs are.
The intern will be selected by Dick’s but processed through LANtek who will handle payroll.
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“I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”
The National Cyber Forensics & Training Alliance (NCFTA) brings public and private industry together to research and identify current and emerging cyber crime threats globally. “Our organization strives to achieve professional and technical excellence, build lasting professional relationships and make a difference in society. We hire employees who are passionate about what they do and we promote a culture of integrity and hard work.” For further information see http://www.ncfta.net.
As an IT Support Specialist, you will be the key contact for on-site and remote users for terminal problems and inquiries. You will be tasked with complying with all of the policies and procedures associated with IT Service Management. Departments will rely on you to help solve problems which are interfering with the timely completion of their work. You will ensure that help is given to these departments as quickly and efficiently as possible. The successful candidate will require an aptitude for working with applications/systems to undertake analysis, diagnosis and resolution of problems which may range from straightforward to more complicated technical issues.
Duties & Responsibilities:
• Provides immediate assistance and problem resolution for service inquiries concerning utilization and information regarding all staff computer system applications, telephony and personal computers and mobile devices.
• Must have Prior experience in a Help Desk or other customer focused technical support environment
• Proficient in operation of Windows OS and standard Windows applications including, but not limited to, MS Office Apps, Web Browsers, and other general productivity applications.
• Proficient in hardware troubleshooting and break/fix.
• Proficient in computer networking and connectivity troubleshooting techniques.
• Knowledge of higher-level Windows-based OS maintenance tasks, including Group Policy and Windows Update tasks.
• Document symptoms, troubleshooting steps, and ultimate resolution for all issues.
• Organize and manage a stock of computers, peripherals and other IT-related devices.
• Configure new equipment and reconfigure returned equipment for re-use.
• Experience training users on software and hardware on site and providing hands on technical assistance
• KACE System Management Experience a plus
Position Requirements: Must be legally authorized to work in the United States and pass a security clearance
• Prior experience in Help Desk or other customer focused technical support environment
• Able to pass a background check
• Strong communication and inter-personal skills
• Detail oriented and follow-up skills are a must
• Need to have the ability to work well in a team environment
• Desire to learn new technology and broaden existing technical base
Email resume to HumanResources@ncfta.net
We thank all interested but only those being considered will be contacted