Elisabeth Greenbaum Kasson

Elisabeth Greenbaum Kasson is a Los Angeles based writer whose work has appeared in the LA Times, Los Angeles magazine, Documentary magazine, Movie City News, and more. Her stories have covered the gamut from IT and healthcare to music and culture.

Attitude, Aptitude Can Trump Experience in Big Data Jobs

Data
The hiring landscape for tech professionals skilled in NoSQL is changing as more companies move toward adding Big Data applications to their arsenals. John VanderSande, a Boston-based principal consultant with WinterWyman’s Software Technology Search group, notes that the use of Big Data in business is relatively new, and that while the number of companies utilizing NoSQL is increasing rapidly, the number of people who have the skill set necessary to harness it is relatively small. “There’s that wide gap (between… continue…

How to Get Hired by E-Commerce Leader Wayfair

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Founded in 2002, Wayfair is a Boston-headquartered, multinational e-commerce company that sells everything from home furnishings to luggage, toys and pet items from over 11,000 brands. It currently employs more than 1,500 people in eight global locations including New York, London, Berlin and Sydney. Wayfair has nearly 300 employees working across its technology organization, and is hiring across the board for software engineering and systems. Kevin Murray, the company’s director of talent acquisition, says his most critical needs are for… continue…

These Are the Basic Skills of a Web Designer

Web Design
Christina Smith is a Connecticut-based Web developer who creates arresting online visuals including logos, photos and website look and feel. (She also dabbles in cake design). She got her Bachelor of Science in digital media from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., in 2007 and shortly after landed a job as a graphic designer for the New Jersey design and development company HG Media, eventually becoming its lead designer. Currently, she’s a senior designer at the full service marketing agency Smartfish Group… continue…

Demand for Data Architects Keeps Rising

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Database
“There has been an increase in demand for data architects,” says Rob Byron, a principal consultant in WinterWyman’s Boston-based IT Search Division. Data provides knowledge and power to any company that knows how to harness it, and lately organizations have been pushing not only to capture all the data they can, but to understand how to leverage that information in a way that’s meaningful to their business. Consequently, data architects have become the critical link between business and technology. “That’s… continue…

Skills You Need to Be a Digital Media Engineer – Now

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“There’s a caveat,” says Traylor Woodall as he opened the conversation about his career as a digital media engineer. “My degree was in graphic design and fine arts but it evolved. I’m in the creative end but very involved with the technology. You might say I’m a bridge.” Woodall is the CEO of Fivestone Studios in Nashville, Tenn., a company that creates CG product marketing videos, network show packaging and special effects for broadcast spots. As a designer, he began… continue…

Strong Growth Outlook for QA Engineers

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Growth Trend
Software QA engineering jobs are on a healthy growth track, with an estimated 100,000 new positions set be created through 2022. That’s higher growth than is anticipated for a number of other skilled technology jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The strength isn’t a surprise. “More and more, QA engineers are a necessary part of any company’s tech team. These positions are an integral part to any software development platform,” notes Matt Miller, the Irvine, Calif.-based CTO of… continue…

Here’s How General Dynamics IT Hires

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Headquartered in Fairfax, Va., with approximately 21,000 professionals worldwide, General Dynamics Information Technology, is one of four business units of the General Dynamics Information Systems and Technology business segment. The company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services to customers in the defense, federal civilian government and health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors. The unit currently has over 2,000 open positions. The biggest needs include information security professionals,… continue…

How to Get Hired by Deloitte

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Deloitte LLP — the audit, financial advisory, tax and consulting firm and its subsidiaries — has about 60,000 employees in more than 100 offices across the country. Its technology practice involves about 8,700 professionals who advise the business’s clients in a variety of industries, including healthcare and financial services as well as federal, state and local governments. Currently, Deloitte has a variety of needs. They range from functional, technology strategy and project management roles to technical architect, development and integration… continue…

Increasing Demand for Oracle DBAs

Database
Employment for DBAs is projected to grow 15 percent between 2012 and 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While that’s a slightly slower gain than is anticipated for some other areas of technology, it’s still significant enough to get attention. Among those DBAs, industry watchers say, many positions will go to those with Oracle DBA experience. John Reed, a Colorado-based senior executive director at Robert Half Technologies, is bullish on Oracle DBA hiring trends. “Oracle is positioned really,… continue…

Here’s An Interview Question With One Right Answer

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How does Michael Heyward, the 26-year-old founder of secret-sharing app Whisper, identify employees who have the innate excitement to drive the company forward? He asks them about Ohio. Specifically, he asks whether they’d want to work for the company if it was based in Ohio, he told Business Insider. Considering that it’s in fact located in a mid-century house on a sunny residential street in Santa Monica, Calif., an Ohio address paints quite a contrast. But Heyward says ideal candidates… continue…