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Universal Software Corporation is currently in need a Weblogic/Solaris Admin for one of our client sites in Boston, MA.

The candidate must have 7+ years experience working in a systems engineering role with advanced knowledge in configuring, tuning and supporting the following
technologies:

BEA Weblogic Enterprise Server 5, 7 & 8 and weblogic proxy setups in a complex e-commerce environment Iplanet (SUNOne) Netegrity Siteminder & LDAP MQSeries 5.3 in a clustered setup Netegrity Siteminder Solaris 8 & 9 UNIX shell scripting.

This candidate must have a very strong UNIX/Solaris background and must have the ability to troubleshoot issues such as: startup issues, JDBC pooling issues, deployment problems, GC issues, proxy problems, etc.. You will act as second tier support and will also provide rotational 24x7 support coverage.

Required Skills:
Solaris
Netscape Enterprise
MQ Series
LDAP

Start Date: 12/1/04
End Date:4/30/05

Please Contact:
Laird B. Goolsby
Manager, Client Relationships
Universal Software Corporation
100 Apollo Drive
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Office: 978-677-2611
Cell: 603-377-0350
fax: 978-244-9511
email: lairdg@universal-sw.com
Blackberry: lairdg@tmo.blackberry.net
AOL IM: lbgoolsby
www.universal-sw.com
16 years ago
Universal Software is currently recruiting for a QA Engineer to work at one of our client sites in Framingham, MA.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing and fast paced Quality Assurance Organization. The candidate must be self motivated and will be part of a team developing custom applications based on the client's core products. Responsible for designing and implemeting testing solutions as well as executing tests, capturing results and filing defect reports. The tests will check the software for adherence to specification, reliablity, consistemcy and ease of use.

Must have experience in application testing, test case design and automation, self motivated and has the ability to take on multiple projects simultaneously. Knowledge of automation tools is desirable. Possess an understanding of database software and display excellent verbal and written communication skills.

REQUIREMENTS
*3 years of software QA testing experience
*Strong knowledge of UNIX
*Ability to deploy, building applications on WebLogic and/or WebSphere 5.x
*Experience with J2EE Applications
*Experience in testing Oracle or SQL or DB2 apps.
*B.S.C.S degree
*Structured programming and/or test automation experience, and an understanding of test methodology.
*Must be self motivated and ability to work in a team environment.
*Strong communication, organizational and analytical skills.

Duration 6 months
Start Date: ASAP

If you are interested in this position please send a copy of your resume to lairdg@universal-sw.com

Regards,
Laird

Laird Goolsby
Universal Software Corp.
978-677-2611 office
lairdg@universal-sw.com
www.universal-sw.com
16 years ago
Universal Software Corp. is a national IT Consulting and Solutions provider based in Chelmsford, MA. We were just informed by one of our Investment Banking/Fund clients that they have a need for 5 developers for a project in Rhode Island. The assignment will start in June and be completed in December. Below are the details for the positions:
Developers (2)
The developers on this team have to have solid programming and development skills with Java and J2EE for WebSphere 5.1 and 4.04. The development environment is WSAD and they are using Rational XTE as well. The middleware is XML over http.

Functional Tech Leads (3)
The functional tech leads/project managers will be 'hands on' and will be required to perform the same duties as the developer positions. Additional skills that are required for the Functional Tech Lead are they have to have strong skills in project management and have to have experience in OOA and OOD(Object Oriented Analysis and Design).

If you are interested please feel free to send a resume to lairdg@universal-sw.com. If you have any questions please feel free to send an email or call me at 978-677-2611.

Regards,
Laird Goolsby
Universal Software Corp.
978-677-2611 OFFICE
lairdg@universal-sw.com
www.universal-sw.com
Universal Software is proud to be a Sun iForce Partner
16 years ago
Universal Software Corp. is a national IT Consulting and Solutions provider. We are currently recruiting a QA Engineer for our client in the Metro Boston area.

For this position the QA Engineer should have at least 2+ years of QA expereince in a Unix and Java environment. The engineer will be responsible for regression test, smoke test and builds. For this position we will require our consultant to have had prior experience using WinRunner or Silk. Currently, our client is running WinRunner as their test tool. In order to be considered for this position the consultant will need to have experience in a Weblogic or Websphere environment and have a decent knowledge of Java languages and related technologies. Interviews are expected to begin next week. If you are interested please send a copy of your resume to lairdg@universal-sw.com

I can also be reached at 978-677-2611. This position will be for six months, no travel involved.

Regards,
Laird

Laird Goolsby
Universal Software Corp.
978-677-2611 office
lairdg@universal-sw.com
www.universal-sw.com
Universal Software is proud to be a Sun iForce Partner
16 years ago
Universal Software Corp. is a national IT Consulting and Solutions provider. We are currently recruiting a Sr. J2EE Architect for one of our clients in the Metro Boston area.

Requirements:
-Over 10 years of S/W development experience. At least 3 years of experience as a J2EE Hands-On Architect.
-Solid experience in using J2EE patterns and MVC/Jakarta Struts, ILOG/JRules, ANT, JUNIT.
-2+ years Struts experience is a must.
-Solid experience in designing EJB's and deploying the same in -Weblogic Application Server 6.x/7.0 is a must. Nice to have Websphere Application Server experience in addition to Weblogic.
-Experience with databases such is Oracle and performance & tuning application, DB, and OS is a plus.
-Experience conducting formal user needs studies a plus.
-Experience in on-line billing , customer self-service a plus.
-Experience with order processing, provisioning, disputes a plus.
-Experience working with off-shore engineering teams a plus.
-MS CS degree preferred.
Other Skills:
-Willing to travel 50% in USA, EUROPE AND ASIA PACIFIC.
-Dynamic; Strong customer-facing skill / business savvy
-Aggressive, can-do/get-it-done attitude
-Have a sense of ownership and a sense of urgency
-Passionate about their job

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 978-677-2611. To be considered for this position please email a copy of your resume to lairdg@universal-sw.com

Regards,
Laird

Laird Goolsby
Universal Software Corp.
978-677-2611 office
lairdg@universal-sw.com
www.universal-sw.com
Universal Software is proud to be a Sun iForce Partner
16 years ago
We are searching for TWO Systems Engineers. Duration for this assignment is 6+ months. Please note the travel requirements for this position.

If you are interested in this position, if you could reply to me with a Word version of your resumes I would appreciate it.

Description:
The Systems Engineer is a vital member of the Professional Services project team as he/she provides the foundation for development efforts by architecting and building single server and distributed environments for both internal and external client teams. Often working independently and under a deadline, the Systems Engineer must possess strong technical and analytical skills to configure stable systems in a timely manner.

The Systems Engineer is responsible for coordinating the installation and configuration activities pertaining to the product line and custom components at client locations. In this highly visible position, he/she will participate in the entire project lifecycle and has a direct impact on overall project success. Innovative and out of the box thinking is strongly encouraged to help meet customer requirements and expectations, as no two implementations are exactly alike.

The Systems Engineer also has a responsibility for presentation, training, and documentation activities. From initial client contact and presenting the clients architecture, to training both internal and external client teams regarding the project, to the production launch and preparation of final project documentation deliverables, the Systems Engineer must be adept with written and verbal communication skills.

Responsibilities:

-Verify client requirements gathered during the pre-sales cycle.
-Architect and present recommended systems architecture based on client requirements, to include systems sizing and server hardware recommendations. Will be architected using Java for the framework.
-Work closely with client resources during the installation and configuration process of products while providing guidance and recommendations.
-Function as a liaison between the client and client's internal organizations such as technical support and engineering to ensure resolution of issues.
-Develop shell scripts to automate system administration related activities.
-Assist with application unit and acceptance testing.
-Conduct system and application load and performance testing and tune servers as appropriate.
-Diagnose and provide recommendations for the resolution of system hardware and application software issues.
-Document system installation and configuration procedures for both client and internal delivery.
-Present formal training sessions to both clients and internal organizations.
-Conduct post-production activities, such as transitioning project support to the client's technical support organization and assisting in the diagnosis and resolution of issues as needed.
-Keep abreast of current technologies and how/if they can be implemented to enhance a deployment.

Requirements:/
*Should have a very strong background with Java and J2EE as a developer.
*5+ years of systems experience in a Unix and Windows environment.
*A firm understanding of Solaris and/or AIX tools and processes to include:the installation process, boot process, NIS, DNS, and NFS.
*A firm understanding of Windows NT/2000 tools and processes to
include: the installation process, boot process, troubleshooting, registry events, and emergency repair disks.
*System performance analysis and tuning.
*Excellent hardware and software troubleshooting skills.
*Experience with BEA WebLogic and/or IBM WebSphere Application servers.
*Experience with iPlanet, Apache and/or IIS web servers highly desirable.
*Experience with database administration of Oracle, DB2, or SQL Server.
*The position requires strong interpersonal and communication skills.
*Approximately 50-75% travel required to client sites. A valid passport is required as international travel may be involved.

Education:

*BS/MS in Computer Science/Electrical Engineering or related field

Regards,
Laird

Laird B. Goolsby
Manager, Client Relationships
Universal Software Corporation
100 Apollo Drive
Chelmsford, MA 01824
phone: 978-677-2611 or 978-677-2600 ext. 111
cell: 603-867-0074
email:lairdg@universal-sw.com
fax: 978-244-9511
www.universal-sw.com
16 years ago