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Automakers’ Need for Engineers, Developers Greater Than Ever

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As automobiles’ on-board systems become more advanced, the need for software developers and engineers with a variety of skills continues to rise. A scan of car-related job postings on Dice reveals a need for tech pros adept in data warehousing, analytics, Java/J2EE, testing, scripting and building apps, among other skills. Nor is that need restricted to one or two manufacturers: Honda, GM, Ford, BMW, Volvo, Volkswagen and Mercedes are just a handful of the brands on the lookout for those… continue…

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s Approach to IT Hiring

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Headquartered in Detroit, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is the state’s largest health insurer. It designs, sells and manages health plans for 4.4 million individuals, families and state-based employers. Currently, it has 7,500 employees, about 850 of whom comprise the technology team. Click here to see business intelligence jobs. IT recruiting is overseen by Talent Acquisitions Team Lead Mike Busovicki, who says the company’s in need of experienced, senior-level professionals. Specifically, he’s looking for people who can take on:… continue…

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.