Author Archives: Joseph Philip Berube

About Joseph Philip Berube

Cyber Forensics and Information Security Student, Class of 2016

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!

Opening for a Mobile Engineering Intern in San Mateo, California

JobsIn Tech is currently hiring a Mobile Engineering Intern for an immediate start date. The company is looking for an applicant who fulfills the following criteria:

-Passion for mobile devices and the iOS or Android platform.
-For iOS: familiarity with Objective­C and Cocoa.
-For Android: familiarity with Java and Android.
-Interested in all things from visual and interaction design to building sleek UIs, working on back­end/API integrations, Bluetooth communications and everything else that will enable a world­ class experience for Tile users.

In order to be considered for the internship, the applicant must also be pursuing at least a BS in a Computer Science related field. They also require strong programming fundamentals and excellent written and verbal communications.

The company fosters a cooperative business environment, complete with loads of teamwork, team lunches, and company wide events. Onsite gym access is also a plus mentioned in the posting!

Interested candidates can apply on ColonialTRAK:

Good luck!

Data Analytics Internship Opportunity with Othot

A new internship opportunity has been posted for students interested in Data Analytics. Othot, a predictive analytics start-up, is currently seeking candidates for an opening as a Data Science Intern. The position will assist in the building of predictive models. The candidate will be expected to work 10-15 hours a week on-site at Othot’s office in Greentree. The starting wage is $10/hour. Othot states that they are looking for “a smart, energetic person who wants to work in a fast-paced startup environment.”

Candidates will be expected to:
– Assist Senior Data Scientists with building, applying, and assessing predictive models
– Analyze data sets using in-house developed solutions
– Determine which data from the customer, Othot data repositories, and other external sources are relevant to an analysis
– Extract and store data from web APIs using Python programming
– Interpret and communicate results of predictive modeling to customers in a way that is easy to understand
– Develop methodologies and tools for assessing model performance
– Explore new predictive analytic methods
– Participate in user interface development

Qualifications for the position include (but are not limited to):
– Experience working with statistical analysis, data science, machine learning, and/or related fields
– Interest and/or familiarity with developing predictive algorithms and models
– Experience with Python programming and libraries for working with data (e.g., scikit-learn and pandas) preferred
– Ability to leverage current and emerging technology
– Strong communication and interpersonal skills
– Capacity to work independently and/or as part of a team

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Mark Voortman at

Paid Cyber Security Summer Fellowship at CMU

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is hosting a summer fellowship aimed at cyber security students who will be seniors in the Fall of 2016. The IT Lab: Summer Security Initiative (SSI) is a roughly six week program that will be taking place from June 19, 2016- July 30, 2016.

SSI is an opportunity for participants to engage in a unique environment that will prepare them for careers post-school. Interaction with some of the world’s most foremost information security experts will be a daily occurrence and a majority of them will be teaching the program’s daily classes. If all of this wasn’t enough to convince future seniors to apply, keep in mind that students who complete the SSI program will be eligible to receive a scholarship of at least 50% of tuition to CMU’s Heinz College to pursue a master’s degree.

Important Information:
Deadline to apply:        March 1, 2016
Dates:                             June 19, 2016 – July 30, 2016
Requirements:             Participant will be a senior in Fall 2016
Financial Information:   All costs of housing, meals, tuition, books, and travel to and from CMU will be covered
Other compensation:    Participants will receive $1000 for participating

The application process can be found at:

Good luck!

Mainframe Technology Job Opening for Black Knight Financial Services in Jacksonville, Florida!

Black Knight Financial Services, located in Jacksonville, Florida, is currently looking for candidates for an entry level position in their CICS Systems Programming group. Black Knight is looking for candidates that have been exposed to IBM Mainframe Technology and are interested in pursuing a career in IBM Enterprise Technical Support. Candidates that have participated in the IBM Master the Mainframe Contest have an advantage over candidates that have not. All candidates should have experience in application programming and exposure to the REXX programming language would be highly beneficial. Ideally, candidates should have exposure to COBOL or System 370 Assembler. The position can be applied for at Black Knight Financial Services website
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Good luck and happy job hunting!

Duquesne Light Spring Internship Opportunities

Are you a CIS major? Are you thinking of finding an internship for the spring semester? If you said yes to these questions, Duquesne Light might be the right fit for an aspiring CIS intern! Duquesne Light is currently hiring for a number of internship positions for the spring semester. These positions run from May 1st through August 1st and are all paid (though rates may vary). The current positions that are available are:

Cyber Security Analyst Intern:

IT Quality Assurance Intern:

IT Intern – Infrastructure:

IT Intern – PC Support:

Interested applicants should apply any time before October 23, 2015.

IBM’s Master the Mainframe 2015 Contest Starts Soon!

IBM, a worldwide leader in worldwide computing and technology, is hosting its 11th annual Master the Mainframe Contest.

What is it? Master the Mainframe is a contest that has been held every year for the past ten years. According to the FAQ section on IBM’s webpage, “no experience with mainframes is necessary. In fact, the contest is designed for students with little or no mainframe experience, increasing with difficulty as the contest progresses. Students just need to bring drive and competitive spirit and be ready to compete!”

Why should I participate? If you are even remotely interested in mainframe technology, you should consider signing up! Over the next decade, it is predicted that over 150,000+ mainframe professions will open up as current workers retire. Careers focused on mainframe technology start out at roughly double the average salary of other college majors. As was mentioned earlier, even if you have little to no mainframe experience, it wouldn’t hurt to register for the competition to see if you truly enjoy the material and possibly even win some prizes!

How do I sign up? Registration began on September 1st. The contest begins on October 1st and runs until December  31st. Registration can take place any time before the December 31st cutoff date!  Here is the link:

One of the most important outcomes that can be attained through the contest is experience. As IBM states on their website, “Today’s mainframes are growing in popularity and require a new generation of mainframe experts. This contest is designed to equip students with basic skills to make them more competitive for jobs in the enterprise computing industry. Participation in the Master the Mainframe Contest could give you the edge you need.”

Good luck!

CSC Webinars on Cyber Security and Big Data

CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation) is hosting two FREE webinars on the topics of cyber security and Big Data. For those unfamiliar with CSC, the corporation is one of the biggest IT companies in the world. They employ over 72,000 people in over 70 countries across the world and currently have main offices located in Sweden, Denmark, and Norway.

The first online seminar is on Tuesday, March 10th, from 6-7 PM. The presenter of the seminar is Robert J. Carey. Mr. Carey worked for the Department of Defense for over 31 years and recently retired in March, 2014. Mr. Carey championed the ideas of enterprise computing, improved military mobile solutions, and  advanced cyber security while working for the United States Navy. He currently holds the position of Vice President of Cyber Security at Computer Sciences Corporation.

The second online seminar offered is on Thursday, March 26th, from 6-7 PM. The presenter of this seminar is Hank Tseu. Mr. Tseu is the director and general manager of 42six. 42six develops big data and mobility software for CSC’s North American public sector. Mr. Tseu has over 15 years in the field applying cutting edge technology in mission critical environments in the areospace and defense industry.

To register for either (or both) webinars, simply click on the following link and fill in the following information:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • University currently attending/attended
  • Graduation year

Click Here to Register!

Opening for a Web Content Specialist at The Empyrean Group

The Empyrean Group provides employees to workplaces in the greater Pittsburgh area. Empyrean focuses on staffing positions in government agencies and the energy industry. In addition to their staffing duties, Empyrean provides human resource consulting and providing services pertaining to organizational development (e.g. employee training).

The Empyrean Group is currently searching for a temporary Web Content Specialist working with a client, located in downtown Pittsburgh, on a website redesign project.  This will be a 3 month temporary assignment until the project is completed.  They are considering Entry Level candidates for this project, so if you are a recent graduate with Web Design and HTML experience, this may be a good stepping stone for you.

Responsibilities for the position will include:

  • Assisting in the implementation of content on organization website.
  • Integrate work of writers and designers to produce a final layout compatible with organization standards.
  • Enter and/or edit predefined content within acceptable time limits and quality standards.


  • Relevant Education or Experience in Web Content Design or related field REQUIRED.
  • Knowledge of HTML is REQUIRED.
  • Strong attention to detail and high quality standards are a MUST.
  • Time management skills and ability to work under deadlines is needed for success in this role.

The beginning pay rate for the position is $18/hour and the hours are 8:00-5:00 Monday through Friday. The workday includes a one hour unpaid lunch. The assignment is temporary and estimated to have about a three month life cycle.

If you are interested in applying for this position, it is available on ColonialTRAK.