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Foreign Tech Workers Go Home?

Foreign Tech Workers Go Home?

Could Trump’s executive orders on government hiring and immigration ‘freeze’ out cybersecurity talent and other strategic hires?

It’s no secret that cybersecurity and other IT considerations within state and local government have come under attack in recent years and illustrated some pretty serious failures in the systems that we depend on daily.

While federal agencies can still hire personnel necessary for national security reasons, it’s unknown how many of the more than 1,000 cybersecurity jobs in Washington won’t be exempt from the freeze.

Add to this the ban on immigration and movement of green card holders – from what would seem to be randomly selected countries in the middle-east – and we might be seeing even more pressure on the tech hiring sector.

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Women in Data Science Conference comes to Miami – Feb 3

Women in Data Science Conference comes to Miami – Feb 3

Join us Feb 3 for the Women in Data Science Conference, Miami.

The Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference aims to inspire and educate data scientists, regardless of gender, and support women in the field. ​This one-day technical conference provides an opportunity to hear about the latest data science related research in a number of domains, learn how leading-edge companies are leveraging data science for success, and connect with potential mentors, collaborators, and others in the field.

In Miami, we’ll have Local Data Scientists speak starting at 9 AM, and we will stream the live conference taking place at Stanford University starting at 12 PM. Come meet fellow Data Scientists and like-minded individuals while you learn about the latest advances in the field! Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

VISIT http://www.widsconference.org/

 

 

Top Job Pick: Java Web Developer – Miami, Florida

Top Job Pick: Java Web Developer – Miami, Florida

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Our Client Located near Downtown Miami is looking for a Java Web Developer. The ideal candidate will be responsible for coding, production, modification, and maintenance of enterprise-class websites for desktop and mobile. Focusing on the Java tier of their web applications, works closely with their front-end developers and IT Enterprise services team to write clean, modular, and efficient code that enable their digital products.

ESSENTIAL SOFTWARE ENGINEERING / DEVELOPER SKILLS:

  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX
  • Java & J2EE • MVC frameworks including Struts and Spring
  • Integration with web services
  • JSON, XML / XSLT
  • TSQL
  • SVN
  • Relational databases
  • Design patterns

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the design, development, operation, and maintenance of web-based Java applications, Web services, and Web interfaces. Designs, develops and implements site objectives by analyzing user requirements; envisioning and developing system features and functionality
  • Codes digital products and their new features at the application layer. Codes will consume APIs and services that enable cruise itinerary bookings, restaurant reservations, loyalty management, online check-in systems, guest personalization, and social media integration.
  • Determines design methodologies and tool sets; completing programming using languages and software products; designing and conducting test
  • Defines interdependency with other disciplines and is involved in the testing and certification processes
  • Leads, directs and provides technical guidance to team
  • Completes applications development by coordinating requirements, schedules, and activities; contributing to team meetings; troubleshooting development and production problems across multiple environments and operating platforms

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3+ years of relevant experience in Java & J2EE development, JSON, XML / XSLT, TSQL, MVC frameworks including Struts and Spring, Integration with web services
  • 1+ years of experience of HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Web Development or equivalent professional experience.
  • SME in computer science, engineering or related discipline
  • Capable of working independently with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrate a degree of creativity with strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong with methodologies, tools, best practices and processes within specific area of responsibility
  • Exposure to Service Oriented Architecture and Web Service development standards (SOAP, XML, WSDL) and developing in Spring and Hibernate frameworks
  • Agile/Scrum development methods Experience working on at least one of the following:
  • Large enterprise-level marketing sites with deep content marketing, an eCommerce or booking funnel, rich product content catalogs, and features including calendar, facets, tag management, and feeds from other core business systems
  • International eCommerce sites with experience developing user interactions and understanding complex product catalog-related integrations with other applications
  • A lifestyle brand as a branded manufacturer with a direct channel or a retailer’s eCommerce channel

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UX+Dev Summit: Discounts for SherlockTalent Subscribers – Feb 1

UX+Dev Summit: Discounts for SherlockTalent Subscribers – Feb 1

Bringing Product Design, Development + Process Together

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The next generation of UX+DEV SUMMIT is back for it’s 2nd annual conference happening Winter 2017. This year we will be hands on in UX+DEV areas, integrating and engaging various areas of product development and process in our fields.

In the today’s “age of experience” having a deep understanding of user experience as well as application development is critical to having a great product.

Furthermore, many companies have understood the value of having a product that has great usability and experience which is critical to compete in today’s fast pace world. Knowing how to create these processes that lead to defining great user experiences and development are key ingredients to a product success and adoption.

We’ll be covering topics from both perspectives by bringing both fields together with discussions and workshops  that will focus on both points of views throughout the conference.

Whether you are building a new app, updating an existing application’s user interface, or building the next experience, attendees will be “hands-on” throughout the conference learning and applying the best techniques from industry leaders, through interactive talks and workshops, covering both areas of product development and process.

Can You Survive The Fourth Industrial Revolution?

Can You Survive The Fourth Industrial Revolution?

The fourth industrial revolution, marked by rapid innovation in automation, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, nanotechnology and other areas, is well and truly settled in.

Last week, it was the talk of Davos2017 (WEF), where Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella worried it could lead to social unrest or excessive regulation. “If we don’t get it right we are going to have a vicious cycle,” Mr. Nadella said at a panel on AI.

Economists assert that in the long run, at least, such revolutions don’t lead to mass unemployment. I’ve written previously about how automation creates more and new kinds of jobs. It is one reason America is approaching full employment, according to Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, despite more than two hundred years of industrialization.

Read the full article by Christopher Mims: [email protected]