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    Afternoon fellow Spiceheads. We currently have an opening coming up in our company for a Help Desk person with the current person leaving around 8/13. But I also want to possibly grow this into a type of application specialist who would do end user training and customer communication liaison both remotely and in the field.

    For anyone who doesn't already know United Security AllianceOpens a new window, our business is Physical Security: Video Surveillance, Access Control and Intrusion detection. In some ways it's 101 IT basics, but in non-traditional IT industry ways. It's something off the beaten path, per se.

    Good communication and interpersonal skills, professional deportment and a good head for discretion is a must. (Don't always resort to blaming the crappy software to the customer.) Private message me if you wish to be anonymous. I will not discuss or reveal inquires made by fellow Tampa SpiceCorp members with the group to respect privacy. Of course you're free to discuss to whoever you want. :)

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  • Monster.com posting of the job above.

    Help Desk/ Application Support AnalystOpens a new window

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  • I got an email for a local opportunity that doesn't match my skill set well enough to apply:

    Job Description

    Role: Windows/Vmware consultant

    Location: Tamap, FL

    Duration: 1 year

    Interview type: Face to face

    Skills:

    • Experience in Windows/VMWare

    • Experience in Windows 2008 - 2012

    • Experience in VMWare vCenter, SRM, etc.

    • Good understanding of the Networking  and Storage concepts

    • Installation/Configuration/Troubleshooting of Windows Server 2003/2008 and Deployment

    • Experience with Capacity Management.

    • Strong skills in Server Hardware troubleshooting. HP ( Preferred)

    • Understanding of Active Directory Services (ADS) DNS & DHCP.

    • Experience in MS Cluster, SAN disk management

    • Strong documentation skills

    Experience in IIS 7.0/7.5

    • Installation / Migration, Configuration, Bindings, Deployment, Site Creation/Deletion, HTTP to HTTPS Redirection

    • Backup(Website/Configuration)

    • App Pools, Virtual Directory, Worker Process

    • SSL , Access Control ,Authentication , Implementing Security

    • Managing web farms, Mod

    PM me for recruiter infos.

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  • Word of advice, folks, even if the job description explicitly says business casual, you're not applying for unskilled or laborer jobs. From the male aspect, even if you don't have a full suit, at least a dress shirt and tie would be a good idea. Some employers are still a little old school in that respect. And no, a shirt and tie does not make up for cargo pants or jeans.

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  • Luis C. wrote:

    Word of advice, folks, even if the job description explicitly says business casual, you're not applying for unskilled or laborer jobs. From the male aspect, even if you don't have a full suit, at least a dress shirt and tie would be a good idea. Some employers are still a little old school in that respect. And no, a shirt and tie does not make up for cargo pants or jeans.

    Did someone show up for an interview in a polo shirt?
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  • One wore a polo shirt but was still presentable. I let it pass but warned them to dust off the tie for the 2nd interview. (They were very lucky to have done very well otherwise.) One had a shirt and tie but wearing cargo pants. The rest were dress shirts and slacks. Really amazed me. The idea is to put your best first forward and make the best impression possible. Now if you're told to be casual, or if it's something like ad-art or creative marketing that may be one thing. But standards seem to have really fallen over time.

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  • Luis C. wrote:

    One wore a polo shirt but was still presentable. I let it pass but warned them to dust off the tie for the 2nd interview. (They were very lucky to have done very well otherwise.) One had a shirt and tie but wearing cargo pants. The rest were dress shirts and slacks. Really amazed me. The idea is to put your best first forward and make the best impression possible. Now if you're told to be casual, or if it's something like ad-art or creative marketing that may be one thing. But standards seem to have really fallen over time.

    Sounds like rookies.
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  • I did a few job interviews in Denver, they all asked me to dress down before the second interview.
    Ties are bad there.

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  • Bill7302 wrote:

    I did a few job interviews in Denver, they all asked me to dress down before the second interview.
    Ties are bad there.

    There are differing philosophies in different places I know. But they knew what the norm was and specifically asked for you to dress down. One should be careful assuming if a place is ultra casual. Kind of like if you're going somewhere to take a test- it may be prudent not to assume a pencil or pen will be provided, better safe to bring your own than be sorry you didn't.
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  • The job opening at my place is now closed. Thanks to everyone who inquired!

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  • New job lead today in Pinellas Park:

    TAD PGS, INC. is currently seeking a Systems Advanced Lead Engineer for one of our clients in Pinellas Park, FL.

    *Must be able to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance.

    Job Description:

    The Systems Advanced Lead Engineer will use technical expertise in systems engineering for the development of embedded Avionics products. Using systems engineering tools, practices and experience, the Advanced Lead Engineer will be the systems focal in the design and development of complex avionics products. In this role, you will be challenged to solve technical problems that align with our client’s long term business objectives while executing focused program goals.

    In addition, you will:

    Use technical expertise for full lifecycle development of Multi-Function Displays, Control Display Units , Touch Screen User Interface Devices and applicable aviation navigation and guidance software applications including Datalink Router (ACARS, FANS, ATN, CPDLC, ADS-B/C, Flight Management (FMS) and electronic flight bag (EFB) apps such as Airport Surface Moving Maps  Perform systems architecture design and development using DOORS, DIMENSIONS and Windchill for requirements and configuration management Be the lead systems technical author for proposal development, program SDRL development and various technical documents consistent with engineering policies and procedures  Perform systems lifecycle tasking designing and developing real-embedded hardware/software systems using ARINC 661 and OpenGL graphics standards, core graphics processing and simulation including SCADE, VAPS, iData, format Designer, MatLab, Simulink, etc. Author various systems project documents and support engineering technical leaders in presentation preparation leading up to program reviews such as SRR, PDR, CDR, etc. Provide technical guidance and mentoring to other personnel to develop their systems skills, product domain knowledge and improve project performance across the organization Work on cross functional teams and with the Aviation Integrated Systems team to successfully integrate avionics sub-systems into an aircraft level avionics systems product offering up to and including the final integration into the aircraft

    Education/Experience:

    Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering or related discipline from an accredited college or university  Minimum of 5 years of experience in avionics product development, specifically with Control Display Units (CDUs), touch screen user interfaces, aviation related software applications or related avionics systems/products.  Minimum of 10 years of experience in the practical use of industry recognized systems engineering processes with demonstrated experience related to the essential functions/responsibilities in this job posting 

    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

    Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job.  Ability and willingness to travel a minimum of 25% of the time, as required  Ability and willingness to obtain and maintain U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Security Clearance

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  • We're looking to hire an additional HelpDesk/IT Support person. The company keeps growing so we need more help. The Monster.com ad is linked below. I've worked here for about 3.5 years and have no complaints. If anyone has any questions about the job feel free to message me.

    http://jobview.monster.com/IT-Support-Specialist-Job-Saint-Petersburg-FL-US-155340084.aspx?mescoid=1...Opens a new window

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  • Anyone interested in a Sharepoint position in Lakeland?  See attached description.

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  • Anyone looking for a Help Desk Service Tech position, start dusting off the resume. We've been authorized to hire another position. Will link job posting once it's up.

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  • Ties are forbidden at the City of Treasure Island. I was told before I showed up for the interview to wear polo and jeans. It felt so wrong.

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  • Hey all! We have a few positions open in Clearwater for a network engineer, R&D, sales, and tech support. Check them out here: https://www.threattracksecurity.com/company/careers.aspxOpens a new window 

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  • Our Help Desk position is filled.

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  • Good Morning! Our company is seeking a local Sys Admin. We are located in central Tampa near Raymond James stadium and St. Joseph's Hospital in a nearly brand new office space. (Tampa Bay Business Journal called us one of the top 5 coolest office spaces in Tampa. So there's that.)

    Highlights of the skills we're looking for:

    Windows Server – 2008 to 2012 R2

    VMWare/VSphere – up to ver 6

    VMWare SRM

    Active Directory

    3+ years experience as a Sys Admin or similar position

    Strong self-direction and organization skills.

    Possible travel to failover site in Austin, TX on a very limited basis.

    Salary DOE

    Apply here: http://www.mymatrixx.com/external-applicants/Opens a new window

    I hope you'll take a look,

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  • Good Morning,

    Our company is looking for an IT Support Specialist in the Sarasota area (More information here: http://www.radiantpowercorp.com/employment/Opens a new window ). 

    We have great benefits and 3 day weekends!

    Thanks

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  • Got an email from a local headhunter for a Sys Admin opportunity in Clearwater with an insurance company.  Details attached.
     
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  • Other local jobs through a different recruiter.  

    The thing in this email that stood out to me the most was salary:  "Up to $55k"   Are our local sys admins really being this underpaid?  I would expect that sort of rate for a Jr Sys Admin with a few certifications and a year or two experience, but a bit more for the requirements they have listed.

    Note:  there are two positions listed in this attachment, with contact info. 
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  • "I would expect that sort of rate for a Jr Sys Admin with a few certifications and a year or two experience, but a bit more for the requirements they have listed"

    Few things here. They didn't list any college degree requirements. Don't know if there is an assumption the person should have a college degree and it's not worth mentioning, or they are taking into account someone without a college degree can apply and they are going to pay accordingly. I wouldn't expect anyone without a college degree to really start off that high with only a few years experience, at least not here [Florida].

    This is Florida- low cost of living usually means low wages. And vice versa. I have heard countless times of people who move from up North to here complain about lower pay for the same types jobs. Everything from construction to fabrication/manufacturing to technology

    System Admin sounds nice, but I think it has become trivialized by people too liberally using the term Sys Admin. A LOT of people who call themselves Sys Admins I would really only call a technician. A real Administrator has a vision, not just an encyclopedia about which switch does what, and a holistic view of not just the computers in their server room but how the technology fits into the business overall. A Sys Admin should have project management skills, an understanding of long term costs and how to measure ROI, know how to develop at least a basic RFP and negotiate with vendors, understand the political and procedural in's and out's interdepartmental relations and relating to outside entities. Have a basic understanding of systems thinkingOpens a new window. Too many people without even half these skills call themselves Sys Admins and it just waters down the value in the title.

    Globalization has pushed down salaries across the board. It's a hot political topic and lots of people have their own views on it, but it's just a fact that when you are now competing against people in third world countries with similar skill sets but working at a 1/3 or less for the money, it drives wages and salaries down across the board, even if the company you work for does not do international business. It's just what it is.

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  • It is lower, but not *that* much lower.  

    You do have a point about degree vs. non college degree.  I've been offered FT jobs with mid-range to upper skill requirements that paid less than my first full time job.  I have 18 years exp and a college degree.   This wasn't in FL.

    Like anything else,  YMMV 

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  • Michael8545 wrote:

    Good Morning! Our company is seeking a local Sys Admin. We are located in central Tampa near Raymond James stadium and St. Joseph's Hospital in a nearly brand new office space. (Tampa Bay Business Journal called us one of the top 5 coolest office spaces in Tampa. So there's that.)

    Highlights of the skills we're looking for:

    Windows Server – 2008 to 2012 R2

    VMWare/VSphere – up to ver 6

    VMWare SRM

    Active Directory

    3+ years experience as a Sys Admin or similar position

    Strong self-direction and organization skills.

    Possible travel to failover site in Austin, TX on a very limited basis.

    Salary DOE

    Apply here: http://www.mymatrixx.com/external-applicants/Opens a new window

    I hope you'll take a look,


    This job has been filled. Thanks to everyone who asked about it.
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  • I got a call from a local recruiter regarding a telecom opportunity.  They are looking for someone with Shoretel/Nortel experience and some Cisco experience.  Attached is the description an contact information.

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  • I received a call from a recruiter trying to fill a contract position for a System Support Analyst position in Tampa.  Please see the attached file for job description and contact information.

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  • I have one position open and one more probably opening up soon. These are due to people transferring.

    One is what I would call Level 3 customer liaison support for technology solutions and willing to occasionally travel. Someone with good systems knowledge, but more focused on learning, supporting and teaching front end applications usage to end users, remotely or in person. Good document design skills such as tutorials and custom manuals are a must.

    The other I would call Level 1 and 2 Help Desk phone support and inhouse analyst and technician. I'm not sure if I will be filling both positions yet or not but at least one will be.

    Anyone who has further questions or wants to shoot me a resume, feel free to PM me.

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  • For anyone still interested, this is the job description for our Help Desk opening.

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  • For anyone still interested, this is the job description for our Physical Security Systems Design and Support opening.

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  • Luis C. wrote:

    For anyone still interested, this is the job description for our Physical Security Systems Design and Support opening.

    Luis, have you filled your openings yet?   I hope there were some good applicants.
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  • Thanks, Katie! Just got the last position closed yesterday. There were a lot of good applicants, but many more needing seasoning. And some way out there- experience as a hotel reception desk attendant...? But that's someone probably not realizing what kind of Help Desk they were applying for.

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  • I've got a post to add. It's for a Service Analyst. Looking for someone with ITIL experience.

    Awesome company and benefits!

    Service Desk Analyst - Full Time - Clearwater, FLOpens a new window

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  • Good at batch automation?  There's an opening with a group near Ybor.  See the attached for job description and where to send a resume.

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  • LinkTek has a job opening!

    Local applicants only. This position is located in Tampa Bay area, Florida. No travel.

    LinkTek/Axiom is looking for a Senior System Administrator who also has experience in administration of Windows networks. Applicants should be expert in a broad range of networking and Sys Admin skills. Mind reading not required, but is a plus. :)
    Duties include the wide range of IT managerial activities, such as: installing new software releases conducting system upgrades evaluating and installing patches monitoring and upgrading security resolving software problems performing system backups maintaining data files monitoring system configuration CRM administration
    Please e-mail vpe@axiomint.com or call 727-442-7774

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  • Cool deal, Oscar. Thanks for posting. Though I would probably say " IT managerial activities" sounds more like " IT systems management activities" based on the duties listed. "Managerial sounds a little more like management as in people and their projects and duties.

    Hope you find someone and someone finds a good job, soon!


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  • We have an opening coming up soon. Involves IT systems sales design and support, in a managed services type of environment. This in our line of work of physical security technologies, so while not a requirement, previous experience in working with and supporting physical security systems such as CCTV, access control, alarm and low voltage wiring is a definite plus.

    You can see a detailed job posting here on Indeed

    IT Systems Engineer Sales Design & Support (Physical Security)Opens a new window

    Any feedback on the posting is welcome. Anyone who wants to inquire directly can PM me. All inquires from fellow Spiceheads will be kept confidential.

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  • Do NOT check your phone during an interview!

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  • Position is now closed. Thanks to all who inquired. I suggest we close this thread and start a new one for any openings in 2018.

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  • Luis C. wrote:

    Position is now closed. Thanks to all who inquired. I suggest we close this thread and start a new one for any openings in 2018.

    Congrats!

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