Monthly Archives: November 2015

Seeking Students Interested in Building a Social Media Site

A student innovation group, Enactus RMU, is looking for people interested in developing a social media webpage that will allow students to create a network for studying collaboratively.  This project will cover the entire development lifecycle: from requirements definition, to deployment and maintenance.  Developers will be able to work at their own pace using online collaborative tools. They are looking for anyone who is interested and willing to learn however ideal candidates will have some of the following skills:

1) All developers should have knowledge of the agile development method, knowledge of software documentation best practices, and a willingness to thoroughly document all code.

2) Developers who wish to work on the webpage design should be familiar with web design best practices,  and have knowledge of HTML 5, JavaScript, and CSS.

3) Developers who wish to work on the servers should know how to work with Ubuntu Linux (or any Debian based Linux distribution), have skills in JAVA programming, knowledge of MySQL, be familiar with the TCP/IP model, and have an understanding of distributed file system concepts.

Anyone interested should contact Michael Arturo at

FREE Women Learn Coding Event in November

Interested in coding, but do not know where to start?  You are in luck ladies!

What is this?  This is an event perfect for all the women out there who want to learn how to code.  It is a free weekend workshop for women of all skill ranges – from never coded to professionals.  This event allows you to learn Ruby on Rails.

“Rails is the most well thought-out web development framework I’ve ever used.  And that’s in a decade of doing web applications for a living.  I’ve built my own frameworks, helped develop the Servlet API, and have created more than a few web servers from scratch.  Nobody has done it like this before.” – James Duncan Davidson, Creator of Tomcat and Ant

When/where is this?  November, in Pittsburgh’s very own Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History.  4400 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15213

InstallFest starts on Friday November 13th, 2015, from 7 – 9:30 PM, the Workshop starts on Saturday November 14th, 2015, from 8:30 – 5 PM, and Sunday November 15th, 2015, even has an after-party for those who attend the event.

Why do this? Why not??  It is free.  It is also an experience that may change your life forever.

“A lot of graduates love it so much that they decided to learn how to code, and even came back as teachers and TAs” – Professor John C. Turchek

How to sign up?  Go online to to register.  **Only 22 students can attend this event so sign up fast!

New Positions Available at Heartland Campus Solutions ECSI

Heartland Campus Solutions ECSI is well-known for its ability to deliver forward-thinking solutions, service excellence, and over 40 years of experience to the Higher Education Community.  Their 2200+ college and university partners all will vouch for their role as the industry’s trusted partner, as well as their ability to educate the industry.  Heartland’s SelectSm solutions are about delivering a custom fit to all institutions, and include loan servicing, payment processing, refund disbursements, tax document management, tuition payment plans, campus cards, account recovery, and many other outsource services.

Project Manager:

Job Summary: The role of the Project Manager is to plan, execute, and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Take full ownership of project execution, and define its scope, goals, and deliverables
  • Identify and mange project dependencies proactively
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities
  • Coach, Mentor, and motivate project team members


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, or four to ten years work experience, or training or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Direct work experience in a project management capacity
  • Working knowledge of current internet technologies and various software programs
  • React efficiently to adjustments promptly
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to present to senior and management personal

Senior Software  Engineer: 

Purpose: The role of the programmer is to engage in a variety of analytical and programming assignments that provide for the development, enhancement, and maintenance of application programs, application systems, and operating systems software within our client server and web environments.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Participate in the analysis effort to derive system requirements to meet business objectives as defined by customers
  • Develop code in accordance with the design to meet customer requirements
  •  Creates program ‘builds’ to implement new programs and program changes into the Production environment


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent or four to ten years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows environment, HTML, Java Script, C# Programming Language, MVC5 framework, Microsoft Reporting Services, Visual Studio, Team
    Foundation Server
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical journals as well as finance reports, and other legal documents

Technology Support Specialist:

Job Summary: 

  • Provide technical support for all standard hardware, software, and applications
  • Assume responsibility for care, regular maintenance, and cleaning of computer hardware and other equipment
  • Documents and identifies equipment for inventory, maintain delivery records, installation, and call records


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent or two to four years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Customer service abilities
  • Presentation and speech writing skills

To Apply: Fill out this information sheet

For application or other additional information, contact Bobbi Englert by phone at 855-800-6558 Ext. 6051 or email at

USS Open Co-Op Positions for January or June 2016 in IT

United States Steel Corporation is currently recruiting Co-Ops in their IT Division for 2016. These assignments would begin in Jan or June 2016.  Students local to the USS facility are able to attend class and work the Co-Op assignment. These assignments offer a competitive pay and an exceptional learning opportunity.

Below is the list of open positions and work locations. If you interested in one of these positions, please apply directly to the USS careers website at

Job # Posting Title Work Location No. of Positions
6876BR Application Developer Co-Op/Intern Southside – Pittsburgh 10
6878BR IT Infrastructure Co-Op Southside – Pittsburgh 15
6879BR Plant Process Control Co-Op West Mifflin, PA 1
6880BR Plant Process Control Co-Op West Mifflin, PA 1
6881BR Plant Process Control Co-Op Gary, IN 2
6882BR Plant Process Control Co-Op Gary, IN 1
6883BR Plant Process Control Co-Op Ecorse, MI (Detroit) 2
6885BR Plant Infrastructure Co-Op West Mifflin, PA 1
6886BR Plant Application Developer Co-Op Gary, IN 2
6888BR Cyber Security Co-Op/Intern Southside – Pittsburgh 1

General Qualifications:

– Candidates must be a full-time student pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or other IT-related discipline.

– Candidates must have completed or be working towards completion of their sophomore year and be in good academic standing.

– Candidates must be willing to work one of two schedules: two semesters at 16-20 hours per week followed by one summer of 40 hours per week or one semester of 40 hours per week plus one summer of 40 hours per week.

If you would like to speak about these openings or have any questions, please contact Barbara Santella at 412-433-6677.