Tuesday, February 14, 2017

COLD FUSION DEVELOPER opportunity: SW metro

*this is a contract opportunity in the SW metro

This company is a leader in the health and wellness industry and is in the midst of transitioning from legacy technologies (Cold Fusion) to the .Net stack.  An experienced developer is wanted for oversight of legacy systems and assistance in facilitating further transition.


Duration is a minimum of 3 months.

For more information or to be considered please contact me directly. 

Friday, February 3, 2017


*this is a permanent FTE position in the SW metro

This software company is one the most cutting edge, innovative organizations within their industry. Ever increasing use of personal technologies has been a major driver of success for this B2B/B2C financial transaction SaaS.  Growth has been strong and with their market niche being far from mature, great upside exists for both company and employees.  Creation of quality products and evolution of existing products makes this one of the most exciting shops out there.   


You will help design and develop a wide variety of server side and client side platforms. You will analyze, design, prototype and code new products using the latest technologies, tools and methodologies.  The ability to take features from concept to completion and handling client-side/ server-side tasks are at the core of your job responsibilities.  The company is a highly collaborative group using Agile/TDD process to deliver results.

Job Responsibilities:  

1.  Translates business and technical requirements into application systems. Follows set development guidelines.

2.  Responsible for design, development, oversight and sign off work products from internal and external service providers, ensuring that delivered work products conform to the needs of the product plans and meet the desired quality.
3.  Leverages various internal and external resources during solution design to ensure that the ultimate solution meets the specified design and each component achieves specified results.
4.  Provides all artifacts to ensure maintenance provider can support, enhance, and maintain application.  Builds for the lowest blend of project and maintenance costs.
5.  Reviews development efforts to ensure compliance with application and development standards. 
6.  Influences application architecture and development standards. May author development standards.
7.  Codes, tests, identifies, implements and documents technical solutions to business challenges utilizing web and related technologies.
8.  Performs design and analysis for deliverables and may lead larger team design sessions.
9.  Ability provide recommendation towards simplification and efficiency of the business and technology environment. This takes into consideration costs, business needs, and system impacts.
10.  Identifies tasks associated significant development efforts.
11.  Researches and stays current on best practices in the technology industry as well as emerging technology.
12.  Provides effort estimates for mobile projects.
13.  Facilitates technical decision making and represents the team direction to various stakeholders.
14.  Mentors others and be seen as a leader on their teams and with their customers.
15.  Ability to provide end-to-end effort estimate for complete projects.
16.  Ability to lead discussions with clients, management, co-workers, operation, technical support, and vendors to ensure the smooth operation of systems and project delivery


Bachelors of Science in Computer Science or Information Systems or relevant work experience

5+ years of development experience on the Microsoft stack, SQL Server, IIS, Windows Server 2008+
Strong understanding of object-oriented programming, SOLID principles
Proficient in C#, with a strong understanding of the .Net Framework
Web 2.0, HTML5 and JavaScript w/SPA framework experience 
RESTful Services, understanding of Microservices architecture. 
NUnit and a passion for a TDD environment
Familiarity with Microsoft SQL Server SQL, MongoDB is plus
Experience with automated CI environments and tools
Knowledge in scripting in Windows (PowerShell)
Exposure to Git
Self-starter eager to learn new technologies; enthusiastic about researching opportunities.
Exposure to a consultancy environment
Experience working with clients and understand the relationship value with clients.
Native Android and iOS development experience a plus
Experience with Xamarin.Native and Xamarin.Forms and/or Angular plus
Experience developing highly scalable SaaS/multi-tenant/cloud applications. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017


*This is a permanent FTE position in the SW metro.

This organization is the premier EHR software company in the growing post-acute care niche. Growth has been catapulted to new heights due to implementation of the Affordable Care Act as well as population demographics.  


Primary responsibilities: 
  • Actively participate with project team members to understand functional and system requirements and provide feedback regarding feasibility, risks and constraints
  • Design and develop maintainable code based on functional and system requirements without direct supervision
  • Work closely with project team members to ensure product integrity and quality are maintained and improved
  • Ability to analyze and debug existing systems
  • Understanding of data structures, logic, design method and techniques
  • Participate in the testing process through unit testing and bug fixes
  • Review conceptual designs to ensure scalability/applicability/quality/comprehensiveness
  • Present ideas for system and technology improvements
  • Reviews the work of others
  • Develop solution summary documentation (e.g. conceptual data model, process flows)
  • Ensure alignment of solutions with business and IT goals/objectives

Required Qualifications:  
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 3-5 years’ experience in Java development
  • Good overall programming experience building large scale systems
  • Good grasp of software development lifecycles
  • Good understanding of design patterns, data structures and efficient programming models
  • Good understanding of database table structures and queries
  • Proven troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Good time management/ prioritization/ organizational skills/ handling of unplanned tasks/ ability to meet monthly objectives.
  • Ability to explain complex functionality to non-technical users and staff
  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities 
  • Experience with:
    • Java, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery
    • J2EE (JMS, JNDI)
    • Spring MVC
    • Spring JDBC
    • Web Services (REST, JSON)
    • MS SQL
  • Solid understanding of client deliverables and the ability to take responsibility for them
  • Exceptional English communication skills (both written and verbal) are a must
  • Knowledge of web application security prevention techniques preferred
  • Preferred Experience:
  • AngularJS
  • Boostrap
  • Spring Boot

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


*This is a permanent FTE position in the West Metro.

This organization is revolutionizing medical care in an uncommon and innovative way seldom seen in it's competitors.  Over the past two years they have opened 30+ new centers for treatment and anticipated growth appears to offer even greater upside. Changing demographics and the evolution of the healthcare industry has been boon to their unprecedented success.

Data Quality Assurance Analyst

Your responsibilities include testing of databases and business intelligence (BI) solutions including enterprise data warehouse, reports and dashboards.  Conducts a wide range of quality control tests and analyses to ensure that specified standards and end user requirements are met.

* Creates test plans, test cases and test data as per business requirements to thoroughly test logic and verify system flow including integration and regression testing 
* Executes tests according to established plans and scripts, documents problems in an issue log, and retests software corrections to ensure problems are resolved 
* Writes MS SQL queries to test ETL code based on data mapping and requirements provided and performs extensive data analysis to identify defects
* Provides analysis to identify data anomalies 
* Provides status updates and manages customer expectations throughout the lifecycle of the project/change
Quality Control Standards and Procedures
* Recommends and follows QA standards
* Provides support for User Acceptance Testing to resolve issues and questions
* Assists in planning, scheduling and testing initiatives
* Gains business process knowledge to understand possible data scenarios and robust test cases
* Identifies, recommends and implements changes to enhance the effectiveness of quality assurance strategies
* Associate's degree in an IT or health care related field
* 4+ years' experience writing and troubleshooting MS SQL Server queries including data warehousing
* 4+ years' experience in Software Quality Assurance on Enterprise Data Warehousing and Reporting projects
* 4+ years' experience with the Microsoft BI Tool Stack, including SSIS and SSRS
* Experience with Team Foundation Server

* Bachelor's degree
* Experience with SSAS

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


*This is a permanent FTE position in the SW metro.

This organization is the premier EHR software company in the growing post-acute care niche. Growth has been catapulted to new heights due to implementation of the Affordable Care Act as well as population demographics.  They're looking for a SW Manager from the Java environment experienced in the SaaS / product realm.

Software Development Manager

Our Product Development team is looking for a strong technical leader to drive strategic initiatives to help conceive, design and implement the next generation platform for the company’s products.
This role requires working with Product Managers to help define requirements and timelines to implement products as well as leading multiple cross-functional development teams through design, planning and delivery. This position involves regular communication with senior management on progress, risks and change control. Ability to lead extended cross-discipline virtual teams as well as project management and executive presentation skills are essential.
The ideal candidate is a creative, demonstrated leader/manager with superior analytical abilities. This opportunity requires excellent technical, problem-solving, and communication skills. At the core of the position is planning, execution and delivery. Ideal candidates have extensive experience with product build and delivery plans, working with teams spread across different time zones and understanding the cultural differences. Ideal candidates thrive in rapidly advancing, changing, delivery-focused environments.
Candidates will have knowledge of the following: SaaS architecture, distributed software, product development, build processes, project management and release models. Candidates will have 5 or more years of relevant work experience - typically in internet-related or software application development environments.

Preferred Experience and Skills

-Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science
-7 years direct experience in software development. Proven experience in overseeing the direction, development and implementation of software solutions.
-5+ years web application development experience in Java
-5+ years architect experience
-Three to five years progressive leadership experience
-Experience with Object oriented programming, MVC, Java, HTML, SaaS
-Web services API integrations
-Database experience with SQL Server. Experience with database design, querying, stored procedures, views, joins and functions.
-Independently solve complex problems, assist the team with troubleshooting issues and bugs.
-Strong analytical skills; Ability to collect, organize data; summarize findings and develop conclusions and recommendations.
-Ability to communicate at all levels of the organization, including management and end users.
-Knowledge of and exposure to "Big Data" architecture and design
Excellent communication and presentation skills.

For more information or to be considered contact me directly.

Michael Reitz
Sr. Executive Recruiter

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sr. DIRECTOR of PROGRAM MANAGEMENT opportunity: SW metro

*This is a FTE permanent position in the SW metro.

This company is a market leader within their innovative and relevant healthcare niche. Their commercial software products serve elderly populations in coordinating and facilitating the post-acute services continuum in the context of national healthcare.

Experience with SaaS/commercial products is a must for relevance in a qualified candidate. Healthcare specific exp. is preferred but not necessary.  Upstream vision, i.e. conceiving of next generation products is also a must for this role.


You'll provide vision, leadership and direction for the enterprise Project Management Office. As the Director of Software Program Management, you will be deeply involved in strategic planning, resourcing, and development of full life cycle of software applications. The role will include defining and maintaining the standards of enterprise project management and processes including project prioritization and portfolio governance.

As Director, you'll also be responsible for managing and developing a small, nimble and effective organization of project analysts and project managers. To accomplish this goal the Director of SPM will be responsible for developing and delivering on New Product Introduction (NPI) process and sustaining projects, across the research and development organization.  The Director will report into the SVP R&D/CTO and be based in Bloomington, MN, just outside of Minneapolis.

Our ideal candidate will have prior Healthcare Information Technology experience. Preferred candidates will have experience working in both enterprise and technology-focused PMOs and experience leading end-to-end process improvement efforts. Expertise in Agile project management methodologies and with various process improvement methodologies such as agile scrum, Lean and Six Sigma is highly favored.

Primary Responsibilities

Strategic Leadership
·     -Create a vision for the project management function and implement project management services to support that vision.
·     -Work cross functionally with other R&D leaders to assign and monitor project success, address workload, and support their efforts.
·     -Maintain a strong business partnership and on-going dialogue with business partners to fully understand business strategies and goals and meet customers’ technological needs.
·     -Maintain close collaboration with peers supporting other components of the enterprise (Marketing, Sales, Implementation and Customer Support, etc.).
·     -Partner with other leaders to foster a workplace culture of continuous process improvement. --- -Champion change management efforts to increase acceptance of project improvement initiatives

Project and Technical Leadership
·     -Create and maintain an integrated program portfolio. Proactively lead the development and deployment of robust business solutions within the established time frame, quality standards, and financial parameters defined with internal and external customers.
·     -Enhance the pace and productivity of development through introduction of industry best practices and modern Software Development Lifecycle approaches.
·     -Track and report on project portfolio performance to ensure projects are effectively consistent with business needs and respond to changes in strategy or scope.
·     -Lead resource analysis and forecasting for all cross functional resources including program management, engineering, sourcing, etc.
·     -Oversee all aspects of project management including requirements gathering, work planning, communications, risk assessment and management, issue resolution, expense tracking, financial reporting and change management.
·     -Advise and assist leaders and teams on the best use of project management disciplines and approaches. Share best practices and lessons learned across programs and projects. --  --    - -Advocate for best practices in project management.

Human Capital Management
·     -Manage the Department to include the hiring, training, and supervision of staff. Assist, coach, and support Software Development Project Managers in the management of technology professionals who deliver products and services using new and emerging technology. Ensure the team is cohesive and aligned towards the same goals.
·     -Drive efficiency analysis and ongoing process improvement.


•     -Bachelor's degree, preferably in Computer Science, healthcare administration, or a related field
•     -MBA or Master’s degree in health care management is a plus.
·     -Industry and professional certifications such as Six Sigma, Lean, PMP, PgMP, PSM I or PSM II are desirable

Required Experience

·      -3 + years of experience in software product development for healthcare IT, consumer software or wireless connectivity/ Cloud software
·      -5+ years of experience in software project management including very complex cross functional and cross organizational projects
·      -Experience in leading programs utilizing the Agile product development process
·      -2+ years’ experience working with distributed teams, including offshore partners
·      -Demonstrable track record of delivering results

Additional Experience Highly Preferred

·      -Previous experience managing large web-based applications and solutions
·      -Strong understanding of application, database, technical infrastructure and supporting systems
·      -Experience managing resources, relationships, and delivery
·      -Experience with process and organizational design and development
·      -Experience managing and planning enterprise projects
o    Experience developing and implementing strategic plans, which include best practices, budgeting, processes, infrastructure, and development methodologies
o    Proven ability to deliver robust process and technology solutions that meet business objectives in a timely fashion and on budget

Required Skills

•      -Proven effectiveness in building partnerships internally and externally
•      -Ability to influence and manage expectations with senior leadership

•      -Ability to drive change in a complex, multi-location matrix environment

For more information or to be considered contact me directly:

Michael Reitz
Sr. Executive Recruiter

Thursday, February 5, 2015

SOFTWARE ARCHITECT opportunity: SW metro

*This is a FTE permanent position in the SW Twin Cities metro area

Would having the opportunity to work in a cutting edge commercial software environment interest you? Does staying challenged and expanding your skills get you excited about going to work? Are you interested in using your talents to make a difference in the world? If your answer is yes, this company is for you.

They're a market share leader in the vitally important and rapidly emerging EHR solution industry for the long-term, post-acute care and senior living communities. Their team includes some of the most talented individuals in the Twin Cities and leadership is visionary. They're in the early stages of wide ranging internal and product initiatives that are reshaping healthcare as we know it. They're looking for individuals that share their passion in creating the best products in the world.   



You'll define technical infrastructure and contribute to the design and architecture to ensure projects meet goals for security, scalability, maintainability, availability, and resiliency.  This position will translate business requirements and product vision into application architecture as well as lead and foster the development of high performing technical teams to meet strategic objectives.  Designing, coding, testing, debugging and documenting software in an agile environment, including application framework components for use by the development team and business components will be key when it intersects with the direction of new technology.

You'll collaborate with other teams to define supporting infrastructure and software tools needed to run and monitor software in a large scale environment as well as learn and analyze new technologies and industry best practices to identify suitability for adoption by the development team.  Reviewing and assessing functional and non-functional requirements, the impact of proposed scope changes and providing mechanisms for continuous improvement in code design and maintainability will also be primary responsibilities of this position.

Required Qualifications:

·         Must have 4-year college degree in Computer Science or related field or comparable experience
·         10+ years of software engineering experience, including experience as a hands-on software developer building object-oriented, mission-critical enterprise systems using Java/J2EE technologies
·         Experience with commercial software development and/or healthcare industry experience
·         Experience developing cloud based SaaS applications
·         Experience designing systems for extremely high availability with 99.999% up time
·         Experience with Agile Methodology
·         Experience with XML/JSON and developing SOAP and REST services
·         Experience with Enterprise Integration Patterns and Messaging
·         Strong experience in projects requiring application re-engineering, modernization
·         Experience with Continuous Delivery
·         Knowledge of JBoss application server, network infrastructure and related technologies
·         Good understanding of SQL, relational database modeling and design
·         Demonstrated success in building design patterns and software engineering best practices
·         Excellent organization, communication, and documentation skills
·         Long-Term-Care, LTC, knowledge is a plus

For further detail or to be considered contact me directly:

Michael Reitz
Sr. Executive Recruiter
Michael Reitz & Associates LLC