Information Technology

QA Manager

CSS Tec is currently recruiting QA Managers for a Direct Hire position in Philadelphia, PA.

The Quality Assurance (QA) Manager in the Information Technology (IT) department will be responsible for implementing and executing QA best practices and acting in a leadership role within IT.  This individual will need management experience to grow a team over time. Additionally, this person will be an individual contributor who is both hands on and will be strategic enough to set the course of QA.   The QA manager will become a subject expert of the application(s) supported and gain a deep knowledge of the operating and business areas.

This person will have to create a QA environment where one does not yet truly exist yet.  This person will manage 3-4 employees after the QA group is set up.

Responsibilities of the QA Manager:

  • This person is a critical partner to the business, will act as an internal consultant, and will work closely with vendor partners, IT and other operating areas (operations, investment management, legal, risk, audit, compliance, etc.) across the company.
  • Develops and executes testing strategies and standards for the department.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of multiple complex applications and provides subject matter expertise to set direction and create test strategies and test plans for more than one project and/or application.
  • Identifies and implements areas for improving efficiency, shortening of test cycles, and automation of test scripts.
  • Contributes to go-no go decisions, collaborating with cross functional teams and senior management.
  • Establishes and monitors internal policies and procedures to mitigate risk of poor quality delivery.
  • Works with cross functional teams to conduct post mortem and root cause analyses when deployments are problematic or result in high severity defects post production.
  • Communicates effectively with business units, IT Development, Project Management and other support staff.
  • Leads and participates in review sessions of business requirements, technical requirements, and design documents to ensure that software changes are understood to facilitate testing.
  • Should be familiar with standard industry tools, the software development lifecycle, and industry standard quality measures and feel comfortable working in an environment that leverages both Agile and Waterfall methodologies.

Requirements of the QA Manager:

  • This person is a critical partner to the business, will act as an internal consultant, and will work closely with vendor partners, IT and other operating areas (operations, investment management, legal, risk, audit, compliance, etc.) across the company.
  • Develops and executes testing strategies and standards for the department.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of multiple complex applications and provides subject matter expertise to set direction and create test strategies and test plans for more than one project and/or application.
  • Identifies and implements areas for improving efficiency, shortening of test cycles, and automation of test scripts.
  • Contributes to go-no go decisions, collaborating with cross functional teams and senior management.
  • Establishes and monitors internal policies and procedures to mitigate risk of poor quality delivery.
  • Works with cross functional teams to conduct post mortem and root cause analyses when deployments are problematic or result in high severity defects post production.
  • Communicates effectively with business units, IT Development, Project Management and other support staff.
  • Leads and participates in review sessions of business requirements, technical requirements, and design documents to ensure that software changes are understood to facilitate testing.
  • Should be familiar with standard industry tools, the software development lifecycle, and industry standard quality measures and feel comfortable working in an environment that leverages both Agile and Waterfall methodologies.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and Outlook.

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Jr. Reporting Analyst

CSS Tec is currently recruiting Jr. Reporting Analysts for Contract to Hire positions in Mount Holly, NJ.

The ideal candidate should be an organized strong multi-tasker, who is self-motivated with great customer service skills. They should handle high stress situations with ease, and thrive in a busy environment. They should have a proven record of personal and professional achievement and able to master modern technologies as needed. A strong candidate should have the ability to function in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and an ardent desire to help a business grow.

Responsibilities of the Jr. Reporting Analyst:            

  • Support all existing client/server, database, and excel spreadsheet applications used by the MIS Department to support contractual reporting, clinical quality assurance, and performance improvement activities;
  • Create new applications/modifications, in cooperation and consultation with the IT department to meet future needs of the MIS department and clinical programs;
  • Ensure that all reporting requirements of the MIS department are met in a timely fashion.  Train existing staff on how to create reports where appropriate;
  • Ensure that all reporting is done accurately;
  • Provide data and reporting as requested by MIS Department staff and senior management;
  • Ensure the integrity of all databases supported by the MIS Department;
  • Serve as a resource to other staff on what is available to support MIS projects and clinical quality management information needs.  Analyze their needs and provide the data that they require if possible;
  • Periodically assess our current data structures and recommend changes and improvements based on the needs of the organization and the Department.  Implement those changes and work with other staff / contractors as appropriate;
  • Keep abreast of current trends in database design, programming and software solutions that would be relevant to the needs of the department;
  • Support the MIS department in whatever capacity is requested and work on special projects as assigned

 Requirements of the Jr. Reporting Analyst:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or in an area that required a competency with computers.
  • Someone with clinical or behavioral health experience is a plus!
  • Carelogic is an ECR system (Electronic Clinical Records) – a plus but not needed. Easy system to learn. Anyone can learn the system. It’s written in PL/SQL
  • User of PL/SQL and Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access
  • Able to create Databases, SQL Queries, Macros, VBA scripts, pivot tables, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with all levels of management
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to translate users’ needs into database, spreadsheet and reporting solutions.
  • Experience with CareLogic a plus.

 

 


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.NET Developer

CSS Tec is currently recruiting .NET Developers for a Contract position in Philadelphia, PA.

The ideal candidate should be an organized strong multi-tasker, who is self-motivated with great customer service skills. They should handle high stress situations with ease, and thrive in a busy environment. They should have a proven record of personal and professional achievement and able to master modern technologies as needed. A strong candidate should have the ability to function in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and an ardent desire to help a business grow.

Responsibilities of the .NET Developer:

  • Participate in business requirements gathering activities and documenting the requirements, business and system process flows, data flows, system integration definitions, application requirements, interactions and  dependencies with components, and conceptual designs
  • Architect and design aspects of the system, producing a technical design document and present/communicate the architecture and software solutions to key stake holders, architects, and developers.  This not only includes the software to be built, but the development tools, core frameworks, off-the-shelf components and services, security mechanisms, user interaction models, workflows, user interfaces, and desired patterns and methodologies to be implemented on the project.
  • Provide input into architecting the hardware environment, services platform, application platform, and database.
  • Work within the Scrum team to create stories, tasks, estimates, and delivery each Sprint
  • Follow and contribute to technical standards, coding standards, tools, platforms, and approaches.  Help define and create application frameworks and common libraries for a wide variety of solutions, always seeking to reuse code and core frameworks where possible.
  • Work with the QA team to ensure proper test plan, test coverage, test execution, and defect remediation

Requirements of the .NET Developer:

  • At least a BS/BA Degree in MIS, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience as a Software Developer/Engineer
  • Experience in high volume transactional processing environments, preferably financial or payment related, is a plus
  • Strong English written and verbal interpersonal communication skills
  • Deep experience with Microsoft technology stack, as well as an understanding of competitive technologies, including:
  • Azure experience
  • Very strong C#
  • SQL
  • Web Services
  • Net 3.5+, VS 2008+
  • C#, ASP.net, strong object oriented experience Web services; WCF, SOA, RESTful services (developing and consuming) MVC 3+, Entity Framework, nHibernate, Javascript, jQuery, Knockout, Ajax, LINQ to entity and SQL, JSON, CSS, XML, NUnit, JQGrid, Telerik, CSS SQL 2008+, Oracle 10+ Working knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and standards, including TCP/IP, WiFi, GPRS, SSH, SSL, etc.

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Performance Test Engineer

CSS Tec is currently recruiting Performance Test Engineers for a Direct Hire position in Altanta, GA or Horsham, PA.

The ideal candidate should be an organized strong multi-tasker, who is self-motivated with great customer service skills. They should handle high stress situations with ease, and thrive in a busy environment. They should have a proven record of personal and professional achievement and able to master modern technologies as needed. A strong candidate should have the ability to function in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and an ardent desire to help a business grow.

Responsibilities of the Performance Test Engineer:

  • Manage, plan, coordinate, and head the quality control program designed to ensure continuous production/service consistent with established standards.
  • Work closely with the management team to develop and drive performance test strategy and road-map.
  • Ensure quality for our customers by validating Performance, Stability, Scalability, and Reliability in our client’s solutions.
  • Develop and implement an enterprise level Performance Testing Strategy inclusive of people, process and tools that will drive higher quality and efficiency.
  • Coordinate the performance testing efforts including internal and external resources, be on point to ensure all areas of the application are fully tested.
  • Provide leadership, performance feedback, mentoring and career development planning to team members.
  • Provide Best Practices and performance technical trainings to the team.
  • Develop and maintain Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for the various applications.
  • Inform Management Team of testing status and provide final go-no-go recommendations for a performance lens.
  • Research and help build out a scalable Performance Testing environment that is logically and physically representative of production.
  • Oversees the development and analysis of statistical data and specifications to determine present standards and establish proposed quality and reliability expectancy.
  • Formulate and maintains quality control objectives, and coordinates objectives with production procedures in cooperation with other managers to maximize quality and reliability and to minimize costs.
  • Manage, through intermediate personnel, workers engaged in activities to ensure continuous control over materials, facilities, services, and products.
  • Develop and implement methods and procedures for monitoring work activities, such as preparation of records of expenditures, progress reports, etc., in order to inform management of current status or work activities.
  • Plan, promote, and organize training activities related to quality and reliability.
  • Analyze and resolve work problems, or assists employees in solving work problems.
  • May recruit, hire, train staff, evaluate employee performance, and recommend or initiate promotions, transfers, and disciplinary action.
  • Interpret company policy to employees and enforces company policy and practices.
  • May investigate customer complaints regarding quality and make appropriate adjustments.

Requirements of the Performance Test Engineer:

  • 5 plus years of experience in Experience coding in C, C++, Java or similar arenas. Must have a working knowledge of quality assurance.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience using automated test tools for Functional and/or Performance, Stability, Scalability, and Reliability testing using LoadRunner, WebTest, JMeter, Watir, Fit, FitNesse, Ruby or others for Client Server applications.
  • Bachelor's Degree (four-year college or technical school) Preferred, Field of Study: Information science, computer science or a computer science-related field.
  • Able to use web platform development, enterprise application integration, configuration management, component or object oriented development and program testing software; knowledge of computer programming a plus.
  • Knowledge of concepts, philosophies, blueprints, and tools behind the design of the organization's architecture, technology infrastructure and operating environment beneficial.
  • Ability to analyze the performance issue starting from browser level to server level using available monitoring tools like Fiddler, apache/tomcat logs, Splunk, AppDynamics, and others.

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Salesforce Developer

CSS Tec is currently recruiting Salesforce Developers for a Remote Direct Hire position.

The ideal candidate should be an organized strong multi-tasker, who is self-motivated with great customer service skills. They should handle high stress situations with ease, and thrive in a busy environment. They should have a proven record of personal and professional achievement and able to master modern technologies as needed. A strong candidate should have the ability to function in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and an ardent desire to help a business grow.

Responsibilities of the Salesforce Developer:

  • Lead business process reviews, create action plans, configure systems in accordance with plans and provide testing and training on these systems.
  • Counsel clients on industry best practices and guide them to create
  • Lead multiple simultaneous Salesforce engagements.
  • Develop new customers and expand work at existing clients.
  • Achieve billable goals by managing self.
  • Manage profitability of projects.
  • Maintain customer satisfaction and create referencable clients.
  • Develop self through ongoing training and certifications.

Requirements of the Salesforce Developer:

  • 3-5 years of experience in salesforce.com application development (Developers with only admin experience are not suitable for this role)
  • Must have developed at least 2 full projects from scratch to go live
  • Must have End to end exposure of developing apps, deploying apps, issues and limitations with the Force.com platform, salesforce governor limits, and how to address them
  • Prior experience with working on fast paced milestones using flexible and adaptive methodologies
  • Strong programming skills, as well as the ability to review complex code bases written by others
  • Management experience
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to understand, analyze and solve both explicit and implicit requirements

Technical Skills Requirements of the Salesforce Developer:

  • Custom development – using JavaScript, APEX coding and VisualForce
  • Development and Deployment of custom apps, reports, dashboards, workflows within Salesforce
  • Experience in deploying Force.com applications using VisualForce in creating User Interface, Apex for custom programming and setting up workflow rules.
  • Data migration from traditional systems to the Salesforce platform using the API and data load techniques
  • Enterprise implementations of complex Salesforce applications, with reports, workflow, working with several Salesforce objects
  • Experience of integrating web services is a must
  • Exposure to Standard/Custom object creation, validation rules, etc is required
  • Experience in AppExchange release management/Packaging applications for App Exchange is desirable
  • Exposure to Web Services, Single Sign-On / Identity Management, is desirable

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Project Manager

CSS Tec is currently recruiting Project Manager for a Long-Term Contract position in Philadelphia, PA.

The ideal candidate should be an organized strong multi-tasker, who is self-motivated with great customer service skills. They should handle high stress situations with ease, and thrive in a busy environment. They should have a proven record of personal and professional achievement and able to master modern technologies as needed. A strong candidate should have the ability to function in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and an ardent desire to help a business grow.

Responsibilities of the Project Manager:

  • (Time) Develops master plans (consolidated views) of several linked related plans and drives, optimizes and manages all plans while presenting alternate scenarios to continuously reduce overall critical path. Optionally, levels resources to determine impacts across plans and manages multiple master plans.
  • (Cost) Assists in the development of complex projects' budgets, applies EV analysis across multiple projects, manages resource plan to budget and reports "planned vs. actual" budget variances. Optionally, reconciles multi-project budget reports across department budgets, manages multi-project resource plans, proposes optimal budgeting strategies within policy to best meet the business needs and reports impacts to capital and expense budget categories.
  • (Quality) Promotes and applies QA best practices, defines/collects/interprets QA metrics and diagrams (using Pareto, Cause/Effect, Trend Analysis, Statistical Sampling…) and clearly defines link between requirements and technology solution. Optionally, develops quality standards, recommends quality improvements and maintains "expert" status via monitoring industry developments.
  • (Communication) Leads routine and ad-hoc status reviews with all stakeholders validating project status claims and clarifying roles and responsibilities developing accurate, detailed consolidated reports to continuously manage expectations. Optionally, develops multi-project communications plans/reporting methods and collaborates with client as a key business partner to identify business trends and potential impacts.
  • (HR) Develops resource plans that align unique project needs with team members' skillsets/career interests and applies various techniques to build/maintain a unified team view/focus on project objectives. Optionally, recognized as a leader of cross-functional and/or co-located teams successfully managing conflict to realize peak team performance while mentoring project leads in PM best practices.
  • (Integration) Established track record of applying PM best practices, tools, techniques and methods (planning, estimating, staffing, managing/controlling…) that have resulted in several projects being executed successfully to plan by balancing scope/time/budget targets supported by accurate progress reporting to all stakeholders. Optionally, manages multiple high risk/high visibility mission critical/strategic cross-functional global projects as a recognized expert in PM methodologies.
  • (Procurement) Develops RFPs, leads bidder conferences, reviews vendor performance against contract by knowing the various types of contract breaches and potential impacts to the project, recommends improvements to procurement policies and influences approved vendor list. Optionally, collaborates with Legal and Contract Administration as a recognized key constituent regarding project contracts to develop typical contract clauses, conduct contract negotiations/resolves related issues and develops rationale/justification for internal vs. external resource utilization.
  • (Risk) Develops mitigation and contingency plans for common risks, leads risk identification seminars to develop project specific mitigations and contingencies, updates risk plans as conditions warrant and considers risk during the change management process. Optionally, leverages track record of resolving numerous high impact risks by consulting as an expert on risk management planning for high risk/high impact projects and troubleshoots projects with risk related problems.
  • (Scope) Refines scope statement, understands impact of scope statement changes and clearly articulates requirements (both "in scope" and "out of scope") to manage expectations, develop a basis for future project decisions and accurately develop a WBS to the proper level of detail. Optionally, develops scope management plans and WBS for cross functional remotely located multi-projects, mentors PMs on WBS creation with traceability to scope management plan, discusses scope change alternatives and timing/impact with stakeholders and optimizes the process to integrate scope changes. (PMP certification desired)

Requirements of the Project Manager:

  • Experienced CERTIFIED AGILE SCRUM MASTER Needed. 
  • I'm looking for someone with strong PMs skills but, has worked 3-5 years as a Scrum Master.
  • Extensive experience in multiple and diverse environments and applications.
  • Knowledge and experience in all major functions, issues and considerations of the subject matter.
  • Resource has played a leadership role in establishing standards, policies strategy and best practice.
  • Ability to discuss industry and marketplace trends and directions and site relevant case studies.
  • Resource has had an influence on wide or high-impact decisions and initiatives and has a theoretical background and understanding of the subject matter.
  • Capable of managing manages a diverse and complex suite of projects simultaneously.
  • Experience managing cross-functional projects/project teams

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Mid Level Java Engineer

CSS Tec is currently recruiting Java Engineers for a Direct Hire position in Philadelphia, PA.

With direction from a Lead, the Engineer will re-design existing parts of a large, organically-grown, production system. The Engineer will also build new modules and functionality from scratch, being mindful of organization and avoiding existing tight coupling. Successfully navigating legacy and modern codebases will enable the client to offer its products globally. Her or his personal contributions to writing code and building a team will be critical to the client’s success.

This client is a well known software platform that provides CRM, marketing automation, retention, scheduling, and billing services.

Requirements of the Java Engineer:

  • used common patterns to produce clean code
  • refactored legacy systems
  • created code that runs on more than one machine
  • worked with complex scaling problems
  • worked to optimize sql query times
  • navigated, understood, and improved a large and complex code base
  • used Java as a primary development language and used relational databases
  • tested and debugged throughout the product development process
  • deployed code
  • used source control in Git
  • performed integration and end-to-end tests in a recent role

Desired Skills of the Java Engineer:

  • speak up
  • want to learn
  • want to teach
  • contribute to development and development process best practices
  • bring ideas from prior experiences that helped create great products

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Front End Developer

Contemporary Staffing Solutions is currently recruiting Front End Developers for a Contract position in Plymouth Meeting, PA.

Our Media team is looking for an experienced front-end developer to help us build the new platform for one of media sites using latest web technologies and also help with maintenance of our current media properties. You’ll be working closely with our current technology team of 4 software engineers, a product manager and a UX designer. Our new platform leverages ES6, CSS, AWS, API based CMS and our current technologies include PHP, Javascript, jQuery, Drupal and Jekyll.

Responsibilities of the Front End Developer:

  • Design and implement content based responsive web sites.
  • Develop reusable, cross-platform components in HTML, CSS and Javascript.
  • Collaborate with the development team to design and implement features.
  • Work closely with the product manager to understand the business needs.
  • Will be working on Dynamic Yield platform.

Requirements of the Front End Developer:

  • At least 5 years experience with HTML5, JavaScript and CSS
  • 3-4 years experience with PHP
  • 2-3 years experience with javascript frameworks like Angular, React
  • Experience with ES6 and JS testing frameworks (e.g. Chai/Mocha)
  • Ability to create CSS components using SASS/SCSS
  • Experience with APIs
  • Comfortable with Git
  • B.S in Computer Science

Desired Skills of the Front End Developer:

  • Experience with AWS
  • Experience with CMS (e.g. Drupal, Prismic.io)
  • Experience with static site generators (Jekyll, Hugo, Hexo)
  • Familiarity with PHP frameworks (e.g. Laravel, CakePHP, Symfony, CodeIgniter)
  • Experience with Node.js
  • Experience with Agile Development Methodology (e.g. Kanban) and Jira
  • Familiarity with analytics packages like Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Dynamic Yield
  • Experience with responsive web development
  • Knowledge of ADA requirements and guidelines
  • Working knowledge of User Experience and design concepts
  • Experience with targeted advertising based websites

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Data Analyst

CSS Tec is currently recruiting Data Analysts for a Contract to Hire position in Conshohocken, PA.

The ideal candidate should be an organized strong multi-tasker, who is self-motivated with great customer service skills. They should handle high stress situations with ease, and thrive in a busy environment. They should have a proven record of personal and professional achievement and able to master modern technologies as needed. A strong candidate should have the ability to function in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and an ardent desire to help a business grow.

Responsibilities of the Data Analyst:

  • Perform excellent customer service, including quality, care, and concern with each and every internal and external customer.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to analyze large data sets to detect patterns and identify trends.
  • Work closely with colleagues to understand their objectives, refine requirements, and design reports/dashboards that provide them the business insight to support their goals.
  • Write, deploy and maintain SQL code and other database objects.
  • Identify data issues and work with various partners and vendors to resolve these issues.
  • Comply with HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) regulations when using and reporting Protected Health Information.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Requirements of the Data Analyst:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Epidemiology, Information Management, Mathematics, Statistics, or related field
  • Experience querying databases with SQL
  • Experience writing database stored procedures
  • Demonstrated skills in SSIS, SSRS
  • Health care industry background desirable
  • Experience in data modeling
  • Familiarity with databases
  • Experience designing and building charts/dashboards/reports with data visualization software (Tableau preferred)
  • Experience applying statistical analysis to large datasets with BI software is a plus

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Technical Business Analyst

Overview:

The Technical BA is responsible for translating functional business requirements to technical requirements as related to the e-commerce websites, supporting services, and related applications. They need to know the outcome of changes and their ripple effects throughout the system.

This individual will work with our developers, internal stakeholders, and the project managers to ensure all desired functionality is covered and documented. They will identify key points for QA to ensure requirements are being met and assist in the QA process.

 

 

 


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