Pittsburgh is Still the Place to Be

Pittsburgh is Still the Place to Be

I have mentioned in previous blog posts how Pittsburgh is one of the most up and coming places in the technology field. The city is filled with innovators and entrepreneurs and their new developments are attracting out of state investors and helping our city grow. Audrey Russo, CEO and President of the Pittsburgh Technology Council has helped Pittsburgh’s name recognition increase in the national tech marketplace.

At Logix Guru, we strongly believe in Pittsburgh’s technology growth, that’s why we’ve been in the area since the beginning of the new millennium. We work with some of the area’s most innovative firms. We can develop and fine tune products to help our clients succeed-that’s our mission. We can test the software being developed at every step of the design process to make sure that what is being given to clients is bug free and runs like a dream.

Let Logix Guru help your company grow. Call 724-733-4500 to speak with someone about how we can help you or email ajmani@logixguru.com. Let us help your company succeed. We come from a city of innovation and we would love to bring our innovative solutions to you. 

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The New Place for Technology

The New Place for Technology

Though this article is not the most recent, I stumbled across it while looking at different technology articles online. Facebook recently purchased Mobile Technologies, a Pittsburgh based company run by a CMU professor, and specifically mentioned in the article is the Jibbigo speech translation app. Facebook is always trying to stay ahead of the trends by predicting what its users will need and Jibbigo may be it. In the near future we may be seeing a new Facebook app using Jibbigo’s technology. 

This further proves that Pittsburgh is becoming a city known for more than steel. Though we’re proud of our roots, there is more to this great city besides manufacturing. Because of all of the universities in town, many of the graduates stay in the city and develop their own companies with the connections and resources that they acquired during their undergraduate years. Or like with the company mentioned in the article, professors are even carving out time in their busy schedules to start their own firms.

Entrepreneurship is a valued trait here in Pittsburgh, where the people are known for working hard and staying loyal (this is for all the Buccos fans- we finally did it!). Once we believe in a project, there’s no hope of getting us to quit.

Logix Guru, a Pittsburgh based company, is the exact same. We work hard to deliver the best possible results to our clients and we will not stop until we succeed. Need help with finding an IT professional for your business or need help with developing software solutions or software testing? Give us a call at 724-733-4500 to learn more about how we can help you.

Why Pittsburgh? These Yinzers Will Tell You

Why Pittsburgh? These Yinzers Will Tell You

Pittsburgh is a city that is set to explode anytime now. There’s nightlife, professional sports teams, our own dialect, amusement parks, an evolving art scene, and Pittsburgh Dad. You have to watch Pittsburgh Dad on YouTube. It’s hilarious. And true. Which are things that do not happen often on YouTube. Anyways…

If you’re looking to advance your career, Pittsburgh is one of the best places to go. We are a small enough city that our rent is still affordable and large enough that we have 3 professional sports teams that wear our black and gold with pride. We may be known for the manufacturing industry (where the name for the Steelers came from) but there’s universities, a huge hospital system, and science research out the wazoo (Bayer has a huge office here along with Westinghouse). There are many opportunities for launching or maintaining a career here and because it is a smaller city, it’s an affordable move that can offer new opportunities and great new experiences.

If you want to get a new career in IT in the Pittsburgh area, send your resume over to resume@logixguru.com. We call some of the largest companies in the city our clients and have a variety of types of positions available from them. We want to get you hired and all we need is your resume.

New Position Available!

There’s an opening for a Software Administrator in Pittsburgh, PA. Read the description below and if you have the qualifications, email your resume to resume@logixguru.com!

Here’s the link: http://www.maxhire.net/cp/?E8546A361D43515B7C551D6532531E26062E

Start Date: ASAP

Work Location: Pittsburgh

Expected Length of Assignment: 2 years

Brief Description Of Assignment:

This candidate will work as part of a team, responsible for supporting multiple 3rd party software products installed on Windows and Linux platforms. This may include installing, troubleshooting, upgrading and patching software products as necessary, and creating required documentation. Because of the nature of the support required, some off-hours work is required.

This position will require 24/7 off-hours support including weekends and evenings.

Candidate Qualifications

College Degree: Yes

Years of Work Experience: 3+

Personal Skills Required:
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to form working relationships with customers, as well as to work across functional areas to identify and resolve issues.
• Highly self-motivated and flexible, with a desire to learn different technologies
• Ability to understand and support complex server software systems
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Ability to prioritize and handle competing work requests

Technical Skills Required:
• Experience supporting the IIS, WebSphere and Weblogic servers and applications
• Experience with installing, upgrading and patching 3rd party software products
• Experience with Windows and/or Unix server administration


Additional Skills/Qualities not required but would be a plus:
• Experience supporting OBIEE
• Familiarity with Oracle E-Business Suite
• Experience with Active Directory
• Experience working on a large project

Go for it now. …

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.

If you are a business analyst with at least three years of experience and want to work in Columbus, Ohio or Pittsburgh, PA you should go for this job! The full description is below. If this sounds like a good fit for you, email your resume to resume@logixguru.com with Business Analyst-Pittsburgh, PA in the subject line. You can also apply directly at http://www.logixguru.com/jobs-2/. Go for it now! 

Business Analyst

 

Job Description:   

  • Document and identify gaps in IT and business processes through process mapping to illustrate current and future state.

 

Education/ Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree. Specialization in Business, Finance, Engineering, Science or Math is desirable.
  • 3 to 6 years experience.
  • Experience in most facets of project lifecycle; proficient comprehension of project management methodologies; genuine commitment to project environment and discipline.
  • Experience in Information Technology preferred.

 

Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability to quickly learn organizational structure, business strategies and processes.
  • Knowledgeable on business process modeling, process mapping.
  • Capable of writing clear and well structured business requirements documents.
  • Contributes to the development of detailed level process maps to facilitate requirements gathering, gap analysis and for training use.
  • Ability to resolve minor conflicts/issues using different tactics for prior to escalation.
  • Work with team members to understand the needs of the project.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills.

 

Major Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify and analyze business problems and defines the scope of activities required to address the issues, including requirement definition, process review, impact assessment and operational streamlining where appropriate. Is involved in all aspects of projects, including documentation of project needs, analysis/research of needs and possible solutions, identifying technology and business solutions, gathering, documenting and updating business requirements; reviewing workflow process mapping; developing business testing strategies and working with project members to execute the test plan, recommending preferred solutions, and implementing recommendations.
  • Manages project documentation (implementation plan, issues log, process maps, etc.) and documents process flows and gaps. Assess, research, analyze and document sponsor/stakeholder needs.
  • Supports the Project Manager in planning, executing, controlling and closing phases.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationship with business partners and internal/external team members.
  • Identify issues and escalates/manages resolution as required.
  • Coordinates and provides support to the business with the process implementation.

 

Additional Skills: 

We are looking for BA to come in an collect/drive requirements for policy / procedure changes (leveraging our requirement documents) finalize project charter & required material, assist with building / finalizing the workflows for policy management.

  • This position can sit in Columbus, OH; Cleveland,OH; or Pittsburgh, PA