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Cognex Stresses Engineering Ability, Cultural Fit

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Cognex Corporation is a manufacturer of machine vision systems, the software and sensors used in automated manufacturing. The company is a market leader that’s been instrumental in the development of everything from barcode readers to verifiers, vision sensors and mobile computers. Headquartered in Natick, Mass., Cognex has nearly 1,300 employees in 40 offices around the world. Approximately 260 professionals work in technology. Janet Dulohery, senior director of corporate employee services, suggests that the company continues to make significant investments in… continue…

What Capital One Looks for in Technology Hires

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Capital One Financial Corporation is a U.S.-based bank holding company that specializes in credit cards, home loans, auto loans, banking and savings products. Headquartered in Tyson’s Corner, Va., it’s a pioneer in the mass marketing of credit cards—so much so that the company is now the fourth largest customer of the U.S. Postal Service. The company has approximately 45,000 associates and major operations in 15 cities across the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Nearly 5,800 people comprise the tech team,… continue…

How to Get a Tech Job at Benefits Provider WageWorks

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Based in San Mateo, Calif., WageWorks provides tax-advantaged consumer-directed health, commuter and employee benefit plans throughout the U.S. The public company currently employs about 1,500 people in 10 offices across the country. Julie Iskow, senior vice president and CIO, says its 300-member technology team continues to grow along with the company. Many of WageWorks’ open positions are in the largest component of its technology organization, product development, which includes design, front-end and back-end development, QA and business analysis. “We are also continually looking… continue…

Secrets to Landing a Tech Job at Bank of America

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Bank of America’s Global Technology and Operations group is comprised of some 110,000 employees and contractors, a significant chunk of a company whose total headcount is 233,000. “If you carved out this division from Bank of America, it would be one of the largest technology organizations in the world,” says Whitney Westbrook, senior vice president and the group’s campus talent manager. Across 34 countries, Global Technology and Operations provides the platforms and services for BofA’s consumer banking, wealth management, commercial… continue…

How to Get a Technology Job at WebMD

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WebMD calls itself the leading provider of health information services, offering a consumer website, a network for physicians and healthcare professionals, and a private portal service for employers and health plans. Its WebMD.com has one of the highest usage rates in the sector. Headquartered in New York, the company has 11 offices across the U.S. and Canada. Of its more than 1,600 employees, about 350 work in technology. Click here to find a job in health IT. Director of Recruiting… continue…

Overstock.com Plans to Hire 330 IT Pros in Utah

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E-commerce site Overstock.com will hire 333 people into Utah-based IT positions over the next 10 years, the state announced. The jobs had been contracted out of state. The company said the jobs will be well-paid, with total compensation hitting 200 percent of Salt Lake County’s average wage. The state estimates the move will generate a total of $300.8 million in wages over the course the decade. It’s awarding Overstock an incentive package worth roughly $2.2 million, assuming it completes the… continue…

GE Capital to Add Jobs at New Orleans Tech Center

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GE Capital—General Electric’s financial services unit—is hiring at technical centers in Detroit, New Orleans and Bangalore as it works to reduce its reliance on outsourcing providers. “We’ve gone too far from an outsourcing perspective,” said CIO Jim Fowler in an interview with InformationWeek. Currently, GE Capital has reduced the amount of IT work it outsources from 80 percent to 70 percent, and Fowler says he wants to reduce the ratio to 50-50 in the next two years. However, that may… continue…

Staffing Issues Delay Healthcare IT Projects

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Although the pace of hiring in healthcare IT remains consistent, employers still find their need for technology professionals is outpacing the availability of candidates, reports FierceHealthIT. In the second annual workforce survey by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), nearly 70 percent of respondents said a lack of qualified talent represented their greatest challenge in filling open positions. Those staffing challenges are having a real impact on their work. More than a third of the survey’s respondents—35 percent—said… continue…

In Mass., Big Names’ Tech Hiring Puts Pressure on Small Companies

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The expansion of large tech companies in the Boston area is pressuring small businesses when it comes to hiring tech talent. Candidates attracted to the likes of Google and Facebook effectively remove themselves from what’s already a tight market, leaving lesser-known firms to scramble. “In the short run it hurts other companies to make it that much harder to hire these skilled coders,” Tim Rowe, CEO of the Cambridge Innovation Center, told the Boston Herald. “The reason they’re coming is… continue…

How to Get a Technology Job at Carfax

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Carfax is a Web-based service that supplies vehicle history reports for used cars and light trucks in the U.S. and Canada. Headquartered in Centreville, Va., just south of Dulles Airport, the company maintains a data center in Columbia, Mo., where it was founded 30 years ago. The company also has offices in Toronto and Munich, as well as field representatives across the U.S. and Europe. Two hundred forty of Carfax’s 600 employees work in tech, most of them in Missouri… continue…