Hiring Looks Optimistic for 2021, Especially in Tech

Posted by Kelly Grant, Senior IT Recruiter

While overall job openings were down in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some recruiters and economists are expecting a surge in tech hiring in 2021.

According to an article from CrunchbaseNews, https://news.crunchbase.com/news/tech-hiring-in-2021/ the availability of a COVID-19 vaccine and savings that companies accumulated due to lower costs for remote workers could lead to an increase in hiring demand in the tech industry.

“We’re very bullish on hiring in 2021, particularly in tech,” said Julia Pollak, a labor economist at ZipRecruiter. “There are lots of reasons to be very, very optimistic about what’s going to happen in tech. One is that obviously the vaccine news is the big reason—there’s sort of an end to the pandemic in sight now.”

Many employers have moved their operations to lower-cost areas or made remote work more permanent.  This has led to cost savings which frees up budget to hire staff and grow the business.

Certain tech jobs are more in demand due to the challenges of a remote workforce. Network engineers, for example, ranked third for tech job postings in the third quarter of 2020, according to Dice’s most recent Tech Job Report.

“In order to build, maintain, and secure these broadly dispersed networks of employees, companies need to hire network engineers and systems engineers, which may explain their high rank in Q3,” the report read. “If the nature of work looks fundamentally different in coming years, it will likely be in part because these innovative technologists figured out how to build out the necessary infrastructure.”

Startups and tech companies are adapting their hiring practices with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to ZipRecruiter’s Pollak, employers are being more “adventurous” with remote hiring, and it could be permanent.

“I think that’s a major reason why a lot of this move (to remote work) will be permanent,” Pollak said. “Companies will see the benefit of expanding the talent pool is huge.”

Definitely good news for job hunters in the tech industry.

To learn more about open positions at TCC please visit our website https://e-tcc.com/open-positions

TCC Seeks a Business Analyst (Contract)

Posted by Kelly Grant, Senior Technical Recruiter

Type: Contract
Duration: 12 months with potential for extension
Location: Pikesville, MD

Our client,  Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS), Information Technology and Communications Division (ITCD) is seeking a Senior Business Analyst.

The candidate will be responsible for engaging end users and business analysts in gathering & defining business requirements and workflows, data validation and analysis, identifying, documenting and testing system and process changes, and conducting data gap analysis. This role interacts with all levels of the client organization. The position requires strong problem-solving, written and verbal communication, business process, time management and data analysis skills. This person will document business processes and requirements, and design and develop reports, and other informational capabilities required to support the reporting/analytics needs of the Project Management Office.

The following skills are required, at a minimum for the position:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • At least five (5) years of experience with the development, implementation, and maintenance of large-scale software development projects
  • The ability to serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for documented solutions during all phases of SDLC
  • Demonstrated ability to work across multiple organizations
  • Demonstrated excellence at preparing written documents and presentation.
  • Experience in documenting complex business and functional requirements for software development
  • Experience in isolating, replicating, reporting, and verifying defects and defect fixes
  • Experience in participation in IT design reviews, to ensure compatibility and interoperability of computing systems.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products: Word, Excel, and Visio
  • Experience with relational databases (RDBMS)

About TCC

Founded in 1996 in Indianapolis, IN, The Consultants Consortium (TCC) is an innovative solutions provider committed to designing and delivering high-value, cost-effective IT consulting services and application technology solutions for both the private and public sectors. With a team of more than 250 IT and business professionals, TCC serves clients nationwide, from state and federal government agencies to commercial sector customers. TCC is committed to providing the most cutting edge solutions, and with that, ensures they stay up-to-date on crucial certifications and affiliations. Among these are the highly accredited Microsoft Certifications.

TCC holds multiple MS Certifications, including a Gold Certification level in both Application Development and Hosting, as well as a Silver Data Center Certification. In addition to Microsoft, TCC is also a Registered Partner with Amazon Web Services (AWS), and a Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level III assessed development organization that utilizes the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) standard processes for IT service management that focuses on aligning IT services with the needs of business. To maximize these practices, TCC encourages staff members to gain ITIL certifications, and even offers study courses and material in-house.

Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process
please contact Human Resources at Email: tcc.recruiting@e-tcc.com

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

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

TCC Seeks a .NET Programmer (Contract)

Posted by Kelly Grant, Senior Technical Recruiter

Type:  Contract
Location: Baltimore, Maryland

Our client is looking for a .NET Programmer for a contract position in Baltimore, MD.

The Department desires individuals that possess a minimum of 8 to 10 years of experience developing applications with at least one of the following. The following skillsets are required, at a minimum, to support the Department’s application support and development :

  • ASP.Net,
  • VB.Net,
  • CSS,
  • VB Script,
  • JavaScript,
  • HTML,
  • SQL, and
  • XML/XSL,
  • Experience supporting and/or developing a medical records system is a plus

About TCC

Founded in 1996 in Indianapolis, IN, The Consultants Consortium (TCC) is an innovative solutions provider committed to designing and delivering high-value, cost-effective IT consulting services and application technology solutions for both the private and public sectors. With a team of more than 250 IT and business professionals, TCC serves clients nationwide, from state and federal government agencies to commercial sector customers. TCC is committed to providing the most cutting edge solutions, and with that, ensures they stay up-to-date on crucial certifications and affiliations. Among these are the highly accredited Microsoft Certifications.

TCC holds multiple MS Certifications, including a Gold Certification level in both Application Development and Hosting, as well as a Silver Data Center Certification. In addition to Microsoft, TCC is also a Registered Partner with Amazon Web Services (AWS), and a Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level III assessed development organization that utilizes the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) standard processes for IT service management that focuses on aligning IT services with the needs of business. To maximize these practices, TCC encourages staff members to gain ITIL certifications, and even offers study courses and material in-house.

Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process
please contact Human Resources at Email: tcc.recruiting@e-tcc.com

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

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

TCC Seeks a Business Analyst (Contract)

Posted by Kelly Grant, Senior Technical Recruiter

Type: Contract
Duration: 12 months with potential for extension
Location: Pikesville, MD

Our client,  Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS), Information Technology and Communications Division (ITCD) is seeking a Senior Business Analyst.

The candidate will be responsible for engaging end users and business analysts in gathering & defining business requirements and workflows, data validation and analysis, identifying, documenting and testing system and process changes, and conducting data gap analysis. This role interacts with all levels of the client organization. The position requires strong problem-solving, written and verbal communication, business process, time management and data analysis skills. This person will document business processes and requirements, and design and develop reports, and other informational capabilities required to support the reporting/analytics needs of the Project Management Office.

The following skills are required, at a minimum for the position:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • At least five (5) years of experience with the development, implementation, and maintenance of large-scale software development projects
  • The ability to serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for documented solutions during all phases of SDLC
  • Demonstrated ability to work across multiple organizations
  • Demonstrated excellence at preparing written documents and presentation.
  • Experience in documenting complex business and functional requirements for software development
  • Experience in isolating, replicating, reporting, and verifying defects and defect fixes
  • Experience in participation in IT design reviews, to ensure compatibility and interoperability of computing systems.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products: Word, Excel, and Visio
  • Experience with relational databases (RDBMS)

About TCC

Founded in 1996 in Indianapolis, IN, The Consultants Consortium (TCC) is an innovative solutions provider committed to designing and delivering high-value, cost-effective IT consulting services and application technology solutions for both the private and public sectors. With a team of more than 250 IT and business professionals, TCC serves clients nationwide, from state and federal government agencies to commercial sector customers. TCC is committed to providing the most cutting edge solutions, and with that, ensures they stay up-to-date on crucial certifications and affiliations. Among these are the highly accredited Microsoft Certifications.

TCC holds multiple MS Certifications, including a Gold Certification level in both Application Development and Hosting, as well as a Silver Data Center Certification. In addition to Microsoft, TCC is also a Registered Partner with Amazon Web Services (AWS), and a Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level III assessed development organization that utilizes the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) standard processes for IT service management that focuses on aligning IT services with the needs of business. To maximize these practices, TCC encourages staff members to gain ITIL certifications, and even offers study courses and material in-house.

Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process
please contact Human Resources at Email: tcc.recruiting@e-tcc.com

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

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