Monthly Archives: April 2016

Job Opportunities at Federated Investors

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.


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


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

Network/Security Internship at Dick’s Sporting Goods

Dick’s Sporting Goods is seeking a Network/Security intern for May – August 2016. This position will provide phone support for store and corporate office technical related issues. This includes supporting POS equipment and software, including registers and all register components, networking equipment, back office computers and inventory guns, personal computers. Document incident details and resolutions into Service Desk incident management system. Provide exceptional customer service.

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.

Looking for student from CIS focused on networking or security with good soft skills.

The intern will be selected by Dick’s but processed through LANtek who will handle payroll.

For more information:

National Cyber Forensics Training Alliance (NCFTA) seeking IT Support Specialist

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

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

Application Instructions:
Email resume to

We thank all interested but only those being considered will be contacted

10th Annual Intersections Undergraduate Research Conference – Friday, April 22nd

Everyone is cordially invited to the 10th Annual Intersections Undergraduate Research Conference on Friday, April 22, from 11:45am – 5:00pm in Sewall 3rd Floor.

This is going to be an great event. RMU students are doing some incredible work. Over 100 students will be participating, with 14 panels and 19 poster presentations.  The schedule for the conference is here:

There will also be one presentation from the CIS department: “Mobile Security Threats: How Safe Is Our Data?”. This will be presented by John Weingartner, Sarah Pfabe, Jayson Phouthavong, Aaron Steinberg, and Brandon Adams. They will present in the Pennsylvania Suite from 4:00-4:45pm.

Associate IT Audit Analyst Opening for Highmark Health

Highmark Health, a locally-based nonprofit corporation, is currently searching for an Associate IT Audit Analyst. Highmark Health employs over 38,000 people and provides health care delivery and financing for over 35 million people in the United States.

The ideal candidate is responsible for:

  • planning, conducting, and coordinating operational and compliance audits across the Highmark Enterprise
  • participating in systems development activities regarding implementation of new systems or modifications to purchased software.
  • establishing and cultivating relationships within assigned work areas.
  • performing assessments in accordance with the Internal Audit Charter and the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
  • other various duties

The candidate must have at least a high school diploma or a GED, while a Bachelor’s Degree (in a CIS related field) is preferred. Experience in Information Systems Auditing is a plus.

The position can be applied for at:

Happy job hunting!