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Top 5 Skills Employers Look For

If you are anything like me, the job hunt following graduation is one of the top stressors currently on your mind. Finding a position that pays well and is what you truly love to do takes a backseat to just getting your foot in somewhere. I often worry that I do not possess the technical knowledge to land even an entry-level position. According to Zachary Scott, NRI Secure Technologies’ VP of business security, “soft skills” are oftentimes just as important to employers as “hard skills.” The following are the top 5 skills that companies look for in entry level computer security employees:

1. Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting skills are vital in all potential candidates. Any detected problem or anomaly can be viewed as something that troubleshooting skills can be applied to. Security pros with exceptional troubleshooting skills can figure out where things are broken, what’s still working, and how to fix the problem. This is vital in the field.

2. Innate Curiosity
Innate curiosity refers to a person’s willingness to dive deeper into a subject. Companies look for potential candidates who want to get deep into an issue and discover not just how to fix it, but what is causing it and to learn the best method to deal with said issue. “This is a trait that can not be learned, but is a monster that needs constantly fed.”

3. Knowledge of the Latest Attack Trends
Computer security is constantly changing and evolving. It is important that candidates have a rudimentary knowledge of how attacks are being perpetrated and who/what the common targets are.

4. Knowledge of the Latest Vulnerabilities
Knowledge of modern vulnerabilities helps employees determine the path that was taken by the hacker pre-breach, and where in the system hackers could be heading. In short, it increases awareness and helps to get a foot up on hackers to help prepare the system against them.

5. Data Analysis and Visualization Creation
In short, candidates who are able to create and implement systems that monitor and parse the vast arrays of data that enter a system. This is part development and part visionary in the sense that it helps to be able to plan the system and also how to create it.

I can’t stress enough that this is not a be-all/end-all definitive list, but these are areas that graduates and really anyone in the hunt for a job in the IT security field should look into and become familiar with. As I mentioned earlier, as a soon-to-be graduate still looking for a job in the field, tips like these are always helpful. Hopefully they will be of aid to you!

Best of luck!

Microsoft .NET Developer Position at SDLC Partners, L.P.

SDLC Partners, L.P. is the business minded, tech-savvy, people driven alternative to large professional services organization. Our consultants take a practical and collaborative approach to deliver process improvement, analytics, and technology solutions to national and regional customers by effectively working with business and I.T. to serve as the “execution partner of choice”.  SDLC is proud to be recognized as the #2 job creator in Pennsylvania by Inc.’s 2013 Hire Power.

PURPOSE: As part of one of the region’s fastest growing consulting firms, you will be responsible for analysis, design, development and implementation of robust business systems.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • working with a wide array of business and IT management to analyze, design and develop object-oriented solutions utilizing the Microsoft .NET technology platform
  • creating technical documentation like system architecture design, use case diagrams, sequence diagrams and class diagrams using rational modeling tools
  • developing application’s graphic user interface using ASP.NET and JavaScript

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education – Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering or related
  • Experience – Two to five years of previous experience in the position offered or related position developing solutions using C#, ASP.NET, Web Forms, LINQ, JavaScript, CSS, Microsoft SQL Server, SQL and PL/SQL.
  • Additional Qualifications:
    • Thorough knowledge of computer science fundamentals, strong working knowledge of object-oriented programming techniques, and a good familiarity with client-server systems
    • Strong understanding of software development methodologies, including design reviews, quality assurance methods, and software release planning
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Strong ability to influence, negotiate and motivate
    • Desire for achievement and action
    • Puts the team first and supports other members without guidance
    • Self-starter, ability to project manage work and work of other

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Apply through ColonialTRAK by October 19, 2015 at 11:59pm. The ID number for this position on ColonialTRAK is 32168.

Associate Java Developer Position at SDLC Partners, L.P.

SDLC Partners, L.P. is the business minded, tech-savvy, people driven alternative to large professional services organization. Our consultants take a practical and collaborative approach to deliver process improvement, analytics, and technology solutions to national and regional customers by effectively working with business and I.T. to serve as the “execution partner of choice”.  SDLC is proud to be recognized as the #2 job creator in Pennsylvania by Inc.’s 2013 Hire Power.

PURPOSE: As part of one of the region’s fastest growing consulting firms, you will be responsible for analysis, design, development, and implementation of robust business systems.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Developing web applications utilizing Java technologies, design patterns, frameworks and tools such as Servlets, JSF, Struts, Wink, Spring and Hibernate
  • Developing an application’s user interface using JSPs, AJAX, JSON and JavaScript
  • Familiarity with development using SOA principles

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: 0 – 10% travel time required

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education – Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, or related degree
  • Experience – Entry level; 0- 2 years of professional experience in similar role
    • Internship experience is a plus
  • Specialized Knowledge (preferred previous experience) –
    • Utilizing Angular or JQuery
    • Implementing Responsive Web Design
    • Writing REST based web services
  • Additional Qualifications –
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Previous consulting experience is a plus

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Apply through ColonialTRAK by October 19, 2015 at 11:59pm. The ID number for this position on ColonialTRAK is 32167.

Quality Assurance Consultant Position at SDLC Partners, L.P.

SDLC Partners, L.P. is the business minded, tech-savvy, people driven alternative to large professional services organization. Our consultants take a practical and collaborative approach to deliver process improvement, analytics, and technology solutions to national and regional customers by effectively working with business and I.T. to serve as the “execution partner of choice”.  SDLC is proud to be recognized as the #2 job creator in Pennsylvania by Inc.’s 2013 Hire Power.

PURPOSE: As part of one of the region’s fastest growing consulting firms, you will be responsible for collaborating with other testers, business analysts, and subject matter experts to plan testing strategy and write test cases.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Interpret use cases, user interface specifications, and other functional requirements
  • Develop test plans and test cases
  • Gather various types of requirements including data, functional, business, and technical
  • Able to work in one or more software development methodologies (waterfall-based and/or iterative) and one or more quality management tools
  • Analyze functional or technical requirements for completeness, correctness, and testability

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education – B.S. in computer science, information systems, math, or engineering
  • Experience – 2+ years of experience in software quality assurance with an emphasis in functional testing
  • Specialized Knowledge (preferred):
    • Understanding of how technical risk and business priorities influence the specifics of a test strategy and test plan
    • Basic programming skills and database skills (writing SQL queries)
    • Experience or interest in automated functional testing
  • Additional Qualifications:
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment on one or more projects concurrently
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Strong problem solving as well as critical thinking skills
    • Desire for achievement and action

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Apply through ColonialTRAK by October 19, 2015 at 11:59pm. The ID number for this position on ColonialTRAK is 32169.

Project Manager Analyst Consultant Position at SDLC Partners, L.P.

SDLC Partners, L.P. is the business minded, tech-savvy, people driven alternative to large professional services organization. Our consultants take a practical and collaborative approach to deliver process improvement, analytics, and technology solutions to national and regional customers by effectively working with business and I.T. to serve as the “execution partner of choice”. SDLC is proud to be recognized as the #2 job creator in Pennsylvania by Inc.’s 2013 Hire Power.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this position is to serve as project management support to our client’s program/project managers as they manage the overall performance and delivery of large/cross-functional software development and/or transformation projects for our clients. This includes analyzing and documenting project issues, decision logs, action items and risks associated with the project.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Partner with the Program/Project Manager to analyze and document project issues, decision logs, action items and risk associated with the project
  • Assist the Program/Project Manager in developing and maintaining project plans, managing project schedules, scope, risk, issues, and budget
  • Leverage project management best practices and domain knowledge
  • Cultivates and relies on extensive informal networks inside and outside to assist the project team in resolving problems
  • Assists with the development of project communications such as status reports, budget reports, executive summaries, change requests, etc. while maintaining predictable communication schedules
  • Assists with scheduling and managing project meetings and producing meeting minutes
  • Demonstrates strong skills in analysis, problem solving, communication, documentation, and critical thinking

QUALIFICATIONS::

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience in business or IT
  • 2+ years of experience working on projects within a software development and/or transformation environment helpful
  • Exposure to software development methodologies such as Waterfall, iterative or Agile methodologies
  • Understanding of the software development lifecycle
  • Business development, statement of work, proposal development
  • Consulting/client facing experience
  • Healthcare payer/provider experience helpful
  • Ability to work in a high pace growth environment
  • Driven for results and high achievement while maintaining a positive, can do attitude
  • Strong self-starter and ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Strong verbal and written communication and influencing skills
  • Strong Analytical skills – Able to analyze and document project issues, decision logs, action items and risk associated with the project
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite of products including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Exposure to or experience with MS Project a plus
  • Experience navigating and updating Sharepoint.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Apply through ColonialTRAK by October 19, 2015 at 11:59pm. The ID number for this position on ColonialTRAK is 32173.

Cobol Developer Position at SDLC Partners, L.P.

SDLC Partners, L.P. is the business minded, tech-savvy, people driven alternative to large professional services organization. Our consultants take a practical and collaborative approach to deliver process improvement, analytics, and technology solutions to national and regional customers by effectively working with business and I.T. to serve as the “execution partner of choice”. SDLC is proud to be recognized as the #2 job creator in Pennsylvania by Inc.’s 2013 Hire Power.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this project is to work with our client to support their various COBOL applications, providing enhancements and maintenance.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Partner with clients to develop a trusted relationship
  • Work with a wide array of business and IT management to analyze, design and develop system architecture using standard COBOL design patterns
  • Analyze existing programs to determine the impact of proposed changes and propose alternative approaches
  • Create technical documentation, including system architecture and design, use case diagrams, and workflow diagrams and verified against business requirements
  • Support testing, debugging, and refining the software to produce the required product
  • Good experience in application of standard software development principles
  • Flexibility to work on modifications to existing systems as well as development of brand new mainframe applications

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education – Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, or related degree
  • Experience in Mainframe COBOL
    • Minimum 3-4 years of mainframe-based application development experience
    • Preferred: 7+ years of mainframe-based application development experience
  • Specialized Knowledge
    • Thorough knowledge of COBOL programming language
    • Thorough knowledge of JCL and job scheduling techniques
    • Experience with staging and packaging elements for production turnover
    • Experience with DB2 and SQL queries, including integration of queries within COBOL programs
    • Experience with program debugging tools such as Expeditor or Tracemaster
    • Experience with IBM utilities in JCL such as IDCAMS, IEBGENER, IEFBR14, SYNCSORT
    • Experience in on-call situations solving production abends is a plus
  • Demonstrated experience with DB2
  • Healthcare insurance industry experience preferred but not required
  • Additional Qualifications
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
    • Basic client-facing skills
    • Desire for achievement and action
    • Previous consulting experience is a plus
    • Strong focus on delivery to the client through execution

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Apply through ColonialTRAK by October 19, 2015 at 11:59pm. The ID number for this position on ColonialTRAK is 32326.

Special Recruiting Program at Wakefern Food Group

Wakefern Food Corporation is the nation’s largest retailer-owned cooperative, and the wholesale distribution and merchandising arm for ShopRite supermarkets.  They currently have an opening for a Leader in Training (Management Trainee – Technical Track) located in Edison, NJ.

As Management Trainee you will participate in a 20-month program that will prepare you for a programmer analyst position within the organization. Additionally, you will participate in all life-cycle activities in support of various IT projects.

Qualifications include:

  • Four-year college degree required (Information Technology/Business Management, preferred).
  • Career interest in Information Technology and Project Management.
  • Good working knowledge of programming languages (Java, HTML, JavaScript), debugging techniques and systems development life-cycle.
  • Minimum of 6 months experience in programming discipline, utilities, operating system, etc., is essential; working experience in another business system is desirable; but not mandatory.
  • Experience with WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Portal is a plus.
  • An understanding or interest in developing mobile applications, either natively or using a cross-platform development tool (ie. Worklight) is desirable.
  • Knowledge of the DB2/Oracle/SQL Server database platforms and SQL would be considered a plus.
  • Interest in keeping up with the latest technologies and determining ways that that they can be applied to the business.
  • Must have the ability to handle multiple tasks as well as report to multiple management levels.
  • Proven leadership, assertiveness and interpersonal skills proficiency is essential.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills including the ability to write and deliver both formal and informal presentations.
  • Minimum 1 to 3 years supermarket or other retail/wholesale related experience is preferred.

Candidates interested in the Information Technology Track – Please mail, fax or email your resume and salary history to:

Wakefern Food Corporation, Attn: YC, Human Resources P5-104, 230 Raritan Center Parkway, Edison, NJ 08837. Fax: (732) 346-8998. 

Email: plaza5recruiter@wakefern.com.