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Pittsburgh Named Best City to Move to in America

Author: MikeD | Filed under: Employment/Job Search Articles, In The News, IQ Culture, Job Search Resources, Pittsburgh News, Uncategorized

Pittsburgh named #1 city to move to in America!

New – Sr Software Engineer with SQL DBA skills needed!

Author: roberta | Filed under: Job Openings

IQ Inc has a need for Sr Software Engineer with SQL DBA skills for a client in the North East Pittsburgh area

 Software Engineering Responsibilities:  

•          Participate at all levels of software development lifecycle.

•          Participate in software designs as it pertains to layered architecture (service oriented architecture)

•          Participate in database logical and physical design and implementation

•          Participate in creation and enforcement of designs, programming and testing standards

•          Develop program objects using, C#, T-SQL (procedures, triggers, and functions), web services

•          Create comprehensive test plans, test cases and test solutions

•          Implement Test Drive Development (TDD) methodologies

•          Prepare extensive electronic or written documentation (functional specifications, technical designs documents, technical user guides, installation guides, implementation guides, testing guides, etc.)


DBA Responsibilities:

•          Creation of logical and physical database designs (using ERD notation)

•          Maintenance of physical databases:

–  Installations and Upgrades of SQL Server 2005/2008 and Client Tools on Windows 2003/2008

–  Deployment methods of SQL Server 2005/2008 (Mirroring VS RAID, best methods of deployment across disk).  Internal disk, SAN disk.

–  Installation and Maintenance of Physical Databases

–  Security Configuration

–  Regular Backup and Restoring Processes – Supporting development



•          Bachelors in Computer Science/Information Technology, Computer/Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience

•          Ideal candidate will have DBA with development experience around SQL Server.

•          Minimum 8 years overall IT experience. Ability to work, train and lead at the highest technical level of all phases of systems analysis and programming activity, including modeling language, across the full scope of software development cycle.

•          Minimum 5 years IT development or software engineering practices or techniques (Software Development Lifecycle).

•          Minimum 3 years software engineering practices and extensive knowledge with Microsoft products (SQL Server 2005, 2008, Visual Studio 2005/2008, .Net Frameworks 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, Web Services, IIS (5,6,7), C#, VB, Window Presentation Foundation, HTML, and Ajax)

•          Minimum 3 years developing database constructs using T-SQL language (procedures, triggers, functions) and CLR as well as implementation of Data Definition Language (DDL).

•          Minimum of 3 years object oriented methods (design and programming) and layered architecture/service oriented architecture

•          Knowledge implementing software across heterogeneous hardware and software configurations

•          Knowledge designing and developing web portal technology (both internet and intranet solutions)

•          Experience building data warehouse structures, OLAP cubes within SQL Analysis Services

•          Knowledge of architecture or design techniques for logical and physical database structures inside operational and data warehouse 

•          Experience developing test drive code centered around unit and component code objects 

•          Experience utilizing various automated testing tools for component and functional testing

•          Knowledge of database design and programming tools (ERWIN, Embarcadero and Redgate database and programming products)

•          Experience with DTS/SSIS/BCP programming or equivalent ETL tools and techniques for data movement/transformation

•          Strong analytical, problem resolution, communication (verbal and written), and interpersonal skills.  Must be able to effectively communicate with varying levels of technical and non-technical personnel.  Able to work independently or in a group setting on multiple project assignments.

•          Strong T-SQL skills

•          Performance Tuning

•          Integration with .NET Framework and data access

•          SSRS- Reporting Services 2005/2008; SSIS – Integration Services

•          Service Broker; Studio Management Tools; Performance Tools (Microsoft or any 3rd party tools)


Please forward your resume to  and include reference #2010-0063

We are unable to sponsor or transfer Visa’s.  Please indicate your salary expectations.  This is a contract to hire opportunity

New – Java Developer with ERP Experience

Author: roberta | Filed under: Job Openings

IQ Inc has a need for Java Developer for a client in the downtown Pittsburgh area


•          Assist in development and maintenance of inventory tracking and order status systems.

•          Assist in integration with ERP project


•          Bachelor’s Degree, Minimum 3 years experience

•          J2EE, Java 2, Servlets, JAXB, JAXP, JDBC, JMS, JSP, XML, XSLT and AJAX, JavaScript, SQL, PL/SQL

•          SOA, UDDI, BPEL, ESB Concepts, WS-Security, Web Services Standards (SOAP, JAX-RPC, WSDL, WS-I*)

•          Spring, Hibernate, JDO, Jakarta Commons

•          IBM WebSphere, Rational Application Developer, Eclipse, Oracle

•          UML, RUP

•          ClearCase, Clear Quest

•          OOA, OOD, Java Design Patterns and SOA Frameworks


•          Ability to perform analysis and design for software using industry standard modeling tools.

•          Proficient in software development tools and techniques in software projects (including use of integrated development environments, profilers, debuggers and performance monitoring tools related to the architects’ core area of expertise).

•          Knowledge of cross-platform design and development experience.

 Please forward your resume to  and include reference #2010-0133

New – Siebel Configurator/Analyst

Author: roberta | Filed under: Job Openings

IQ Inc has a need for Siebel Configurator/Analyst for a client in the Pittsburgh area.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent

  • 2+ years of project experience configuring Siebel v7.5 or above required (5+ years preferred)
  • Project experience in a technical Siebel Configuration roles using Siebel eConsumer Goods
  • 2+ full Siebel implementations using v7.5 or higher (5+ preferred)

 Special Requirements:

 Working understanding of Siebel development best practices

  • Basic knowledge of trade promotions management processes strong plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong configuration skills using Siebel Tools v 8.0 and higher (required)
  • Project experience configuring User Properties, Links, Joins, Runtime Events, Workflow, Personalization Rules, Multi-Value Fields, eScript, ST Scripting Engine, Server Scripting, and Browser Scripting (required)

Please forward your resume to  and include reference #2010-SBL

We are unable to sponsor or transfer Visa’s.  Please indicate your salary expectations.

NEW – C++ Developer (Robotics) Opportunity!

Author: MikeD | Filed under: Job Openings

C++ Developer (Robotics):

US Citizenship required

• Software developer on a team of software, electrical and mechanical engineers developing robotic systems.
• Support a common robotic platform architecture that is used on unmanned ground vehicles.
• Perform subsystem definition, preliminary and detailed design, design implementation, subsystem and system integration, and testing for a subsystem.
• Participate in software requirements reviews, preliminary and critical design reviews, integration readiness reviews, and software acceptance reviews.
• Research problems discovered by quality assurance or product support and develop solutions to the problem.

• B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent plus 3 years experience
• Experience developing C++ applications in a Linux environment
• Strong software development skills
• Experience in real-time, robotics, instrumentation, data collection and analysis
• Experience in developing sensor models, sensor simulation, and /or integration with a simulation environment
• Experience designing, developing, and testing software interfaces to various sensors (IMU, LADAR, RADAR, etc.)
• Strong knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills

• M.S. in Robotics, Computer Science or equivalent plus 4 years experience
• Experience developing software algorithms for hardware systems
• Knowledge of UML, OOA/OOD
• Experience using software development tools such as configuration control, bug tracking, code reviews, unit testing, process automation
• Experience in software development for military applications
• Experience with JAUS / AS-4 versions 3.2, 3.3 and / or 4.0
SLAM – Simultaneous Localization and Mapping a plus!

Contract to hire opportunity.  Located in Pittsburgh, PA.

To apply for this position please email your resume to or visit the Job Openings section of our website

NEW – Configuration Management Lead Opportunity!

Author: MikeD | Filed under: Job Openings

Configuration Management Lead:

Unable to transfer/process Visas

• Oversight and coordination of integration technical processes applied to a program/project.  Includes:
o Integration System Engineering Process, including integration strategy and planning
o Development of project – level Configuration Management Plan
o Configuration Management
o Requirements Management
o Integration Test Strategy and Testing Process
o System Design process,
o Verification and Validation process
o Human Factors Engineering process
o Licensing support
• Training and communications for application ISEP and integration processes/plans to the project.
• Collecting process related metrics and reviewing/communicating them to the ISEL and project management.

• Bachelor’s Degree.
• Configuration Management experience.
• Ability to work with all levels of internal and external staff.
• Excellent communication and people skills.

Contract to hire opportunity.  Located in Pittsburgh/Cranberry, PA.

To apply for this position please email your resume to or visit the Job Openings section of our website

NEW – Hardware & Software Test Engineer Opportunity!

Author: MikeD | Filed under: Job Openings

Hardware & Software Test Engineer:

• Verify test item operates as designed. Provide technical expertise in testing and testing methods.
• Develop test plans, test specifications and test procedures based on design requirements and specifications.
• Identify and provide estimates for duration of and material requirements for testing activities.
• Define hardware and software testing configurations and operating environments necessary to conduct defined test activities.
• Document results of functional and integrated tests on hardware and software for components, modules, assemblies and systems.  Review test results with design engineering.
• Provide assistance to test technicians on test setups and execution according to test plans and procedures.
• Specify and evaluate test equipment and tools used during testing.
• Perform troubleshooting on test anomalies/test failures.
• Perform Regression analysis/Regression testing.

• Bachelor of Science or equivalent in an Engineering discipline.
• 3-5 years experience.
• Distributed Control System (DCS) background and experience.
• Experience with Emerson Ovation DCS platform or equivalent DCS experience.
• Strong Computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
• Knowledge of I&C projects utilizing DCS in Power Plants or other heavy industrial industries.
• Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
• Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. Able to travel as required.

Contract to hire opportunity.  Located in Pittsburgh/Cranberry, PA.

To apply for this position please email your resume to or visit the Job Openings section of our website

NEW – HMI Developer Opportunity!

Author: MikeD | Filed under: Job Openings

HMI Developer:

• Develop human machine interfaces in plant control room; develop screens used directly by plant operators.

• Ability to design, implement, and test user interface applications
• Experience in a plant operations environment a plus.
• Engineering/Computer Science degree preferred, but completion of a Nuclear Power Plant Program or training in a specific nuclear plant program acceptable.
• Minimum 2 years experience.
• Must have understanding of software development lifecycle.
• Experience with Ovation tools a plus.

Contract to hire opportunity.  Located in Pittsburgh/Cranberry, PA.

To apply for this position please email your resume to or visit the Job Openings section of our website