Detroit

Chrysler May Need Engineers for Electric Vehicles

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Chrysler may be getting back into the electric vehicle business – at least that’s what some recent job postings hint at. Based on those job postings, the website PluginCars.com speculates that Chrysler’s electric vehicles program, stalled since 2009, is back. At least, that’s what we can infer from Chrysler’s corporate recruitment site, which is currently looking for engineers in the fields of electrified power development and battery management systems at its headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. Indeed, I found more… continue…

The Place to Work Is In… Detroit

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Though Silicon Valley is generally considered the center of the tech universe, the top IT workplace in Computerworld’s rankings operates far, far away – in Detroit. Quicken Loans topped the magazine’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT list for 2013. In 2012, the company grew by more than 80 percent to 850 technology-related positions – it even was wooing workers laid off by Yahoo in California – and has been actively involved in efforts to revitalize downtown Detroit. Its… continue…

GM Poised to Hire Thousands as It Insources IT

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General Motors will hire as many about 8,500 IT workers worldwide over the next three to five years, with one of its new IT centers located in Austin. The hiring is part of the company’s three-year plan to “insource” much of its IT work, ending contracts with many third-party service providers in a move to regain more control over its technology efforts. Newly installed CIO Randy Mott wants to return everything from data centers to software development into the fold.… continue…

Consultant Sogeti USA to Hire 250 Tech Pros in 23 Cities

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Technical consultant Sogeti USA plans to hire around 250 IT pros in 23 cities by the end of 2012. As part of a planned expansion, it’s already brought aboard 400 so far in 2012. The jobs will be across its seven practice areas: advisory services, application development, business information management, engineering, infrastructure management, cloud and security, mobile and testing services. The Capgemini subsidiary, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, provides technical consulting services to medium and large businesses as well as public-sector… continue…

Car Makers Speed Up Software Updates

Automatic software updates are pretty common these days. Your operating system downloads patches and drivers and prompts you to install them. Most browsers download and install updates automatically, too. Now even your car can get in on the action. Mercedes has launched its mbrace2 system, which includes a phone app for locking and unlocking your car, as well as a sneaky new feature that automatically updates its software without any action required by driver or mechanic. Not so much as… continue…

Five Stories About Jobs in Detroit

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Detroit’s private and public sectors have spent a lot of time and effort recently in trying to rebuild the region’s tech sector. They’re investing in training and working hard to get the word out about the open jobs there. But there’s frustrating news, too: They’re being very picky about who they hire. Good or bad, since there’s been so much going on, we thought we’d offer up five of our most recent stories on the area to help you get… continue…

Detroit’s Efforts to Build IT Sector Hits Some Bumps

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Detroit has been getting a lot of good press lately for IT hiring. Research firm IDG estimates 12,500 tech jobs could be added in the region area by 2015 and, indeed, a wave of hiring is under way: General Motors plans to bring back 90 percent of its outsourced  IT services work in-house. Quicken Loans, which is looking to add 300 IT pros, is among the companies that launched a campaign to lure the laid-off Yahoo workers from California. Project… continue…

GM Will Internalize 90 Percent of Outsourced Jobs [DiceTV]

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General Motors CIO Randy Mott is planning to move almost all of GM’s IT services in-house, bringing everything from data centers to software development back into the fold — and taking work away from outsourcing companies such as HP/EDS, IBM, Capgemini and Wipro.

Jobs in Detroit, But Employers Are Way Too Picky

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Detroit companies are looking for analysts focusing on computer systems, network systems and data communications, as well as software engineers, network admins and systems admins. But even though they acknowledge a lot of tech professionals are out there looking for work, they can’t find people to fill these jobs. One professional told the Detroit News he’s been job hunting for four years. “I’ve been falling into this limbo area,” he said, contending that employers are being too picky. At least… continue…

GE Hires in Detroit, and Hiring in Space? [DiceTV]

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General Electric plans to hire 300 people at its Technology Center in Suburban Detroit…  Asteroid mining company Planetary Resources may need developers and engineers… and state governments are trying to lure people away from traditional tech hubs. These stories and more on the DiceTV Job Minute.