Technology Can Happen Anywhere – Not Just Silicon Valley

Posted by Kelly Grant, Senior IT Recruiter

In the past, if you wanted to have a career in IT, you had to be in Silicon Valley. Today, barriers to innovation are lower, and most companies are accelerating their tech adoption. That means IT professionals can be successful in almost any location – even the Midwest.

I recently read an article by CompTIA that highlighted twenty cities in the US that allow IT professionals to have a successful tech career but also offer quality of life and affordability. https://www.aitp.org/blog/aitp-blog/2018/10/23/tech-town-usa-20-cities-it-pros-will-want-to-call-home/

Top 20 Tech Towns

  1. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
  2. Raleigh, NC
  3. Austin-Round Rock, TX
  4. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
  5. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
  6. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
  7. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
  8. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
  9. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
  10. Huntsville, AL
  11. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
  12. Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA
  13. Lansing-East Lansing, MI
  14. Madison, WI
  15. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
  16. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
  17. Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
  18. Trenton, NJ
  19. Boulder, CO
  20. Colorado Springs, CO

I was pleased to see several midwestern towns on this list. As a tech company headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, we certainly feel that you don’t have to move to a traditional tech hub such as Silicon Valley to have a successful career in IT as well as make a substantial salary and enjoy a high quality of life.

To find out more about TCC please visit our website https://www.e-tcc.com/who-we-are.

 

TCC Seeks a Senior Network Engineer (Contract)

Posted by Kelly Grant, Senior Technical Recruiter

Location:  downtown Baltimore MD
Type: Contract, W2 Hourly
Duration: 12 Months, with potential for multiple extensions

TCC is looking for 2 Senior Network Engineers to assist our client with ongoing efforts to improve and enhance their network infrastructure.

This is a 24×7 operation with staff that is required to be available to meet the requirements of operations. The normal onsite hours of operation are from 7am – 7pm. Typical on-call rotation is 24 hours a day for 1 week (7 days), every four to five weeks.

Candidates must have flexibility to work non-standard ours and/or over-time, including evenings, overnight, and weekends, to respond to IT emergency situations, perform planned enhancements, changes, upgrades, and deployments in addition to core business-day hours. Candidates will be required to participate in a rotating emergency on-call schedule, providing non-business hours support.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Design, test, plan, and implement network changes and new infrastructure. Work with vendors, telecommunications carriers, and network engineering staff. Perform network modeling and capacity planning.
• Troubleshooting to isolate and diagnose complex network problems, analyze outages and/or degradation of service, etc.
• Upgrade network hardware and software components as required. Evaluate the network for performance, scalability, manageability and security improvement opportunities.
• Configure, test, install and support infrastructure hardware and software. This includes, but is not limited to, routers, switches, firewalls, cabling, wireless access points, intrusion detection systems, load balancing, IPSec site-to-site tunnels, remote-access (SSL) VPN, Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS/IOS-XE), Cisco ASA OS, Terminal Access Controller Access-Control System (TACACS), RADIUS, Solarwinds Orion, LogRhythm, Aerohive, PaloAlto, Forescout, etc.
• Lead, respond, and mitigate network vulnerabilities in accordance to NIST and IRS Safeguards.
• Develop configuration and implementation instructions for routine deployments and daily tasks.
• Create and maintain network diagrams, project plans, and other documents.
• Assist with planning, deploying, and maintaining branch offices network infrastructure statewide. This will require travel to DHS locations as necessary.

Qualifications:
• Cisco Professional level certification such as CCDP, CCNP, or better (such as CCIE, CCDE, and CCAr) within the last 6 years.
• At least five (5) years hands on experience configuring, installing, maintaining, and supporting Cisco networks.
• Experience utilizing various routing protocols such as BGP, EIGRP, and OSPF, and features such as DMVPN.
• At least three (3) years of experience working with/supporting end users.

To apply for this position please visit our website https://jobs.ourcareerpages.com/job/459273?source=TCCSoftwareSolutions&jobFeedCode=TCCSoftwareSolutions&returnURL=https://www.e-tcc.com/

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

TCC Seeks a Business Analyst

Posted by Kelly Grant, TCC Senior Technical Recruiter

The Business Analyst I translates detailed business needs into application software requirements. The primary focus is gathering and documenting business requirements, as well as writing technical requirements. Business Analysts acts as a liaison with users of the software to address questions/issues.  They determine specific business application software requirements to address business needs and work with programming staff to ensure requirements are incorporated into system design and testing.

Responsibilities
• Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates business systems and user needs.
• Documents requirements, defines scope and objectives, and formulates systems to parallel overall business strategies.
• Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyze information needs and functional requirements
• Deliver the following as needed:
o Eliciting and writing software requirements.
o Requirements organization.
o Translating and simplifying requirements for technical and non-technical staff.
o Requirements management and communication.
o Requirements analysis
• Assist in developing test scripts, use cases and testing.
• System and user documentation.
• Assist in development of design documents
• Adhere to Service Delivery Life Cycle processes
• Template and/or business process development, as needed
• Management of multiple initiatives and projects
• Reviewing material and assisting with sales presentations

Qualifications:
• BA/BS in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or other related field or equivalent experience
• Experience with Microsoft Suite
• Minimum of 3 years of experience with business analysis that includes writing business requirements
• Reference manual content in compliance with the life cycle methodology
• Experience in the development of application specifications and flowcharts

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

To apply for this position please visit our website https://www.e-tcc.com/open-positions

 

TCC Seeks a Business Analyst

Posted by Kelly Grant, TCC Senior Technical Recruiter

The Business Analyst I translates detailed business needs into application software requirements. The primary focus is gathering and documenting business requirements, as well as writing technical requirements. Business Analysts acts as a liaison with users of the software to address questions/issues.  They determine specific business application software requirements to address business needs and work with programming staff to ensure requirements are incorporated into system design and testing.

Responsibilities
• Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates business systems and user needs.
• Documents requirements, defines scope and objectives, and formulates systems to parallel overall business strategies.
• Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyze information needs and functional requirements
• Deliver the following as needed:
o Eliciting and writing software requirements.
o Requirements organization.
o Translating and simplifying requirements for technical and non-technical staff.
o Requirements management and communication.
o Requirements analysis
• Assist in developing test scripts, use cases and testing.
• System and user documentation.
• Assist in development of design documents
• Adhere to Service Delivery Life Cycle processes
• Template and/or business process development, as needed
• Management of multiple initiatives and projects
• Reviewing material and assisting with sales presentations

Qualifications:
• BA/BS in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or other related field or equivalent experience
• Experience with Microsoft Suite
• Minimum of 3 years of experience with business analysis that includes writing business requirements
• Reference manual content in compliance with the life cycle methodology
• Experience in the development of application specifications and flowcharts

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

To apply for this position please visit our website https://www.e-tcc.com/open-positions