Graphic Designer-Contract-Redwood City, CA-Gaming Company!

Graphic Designers should possess a background in digital interface design (console, software, web, mobile)

From a technical standpoint, Graphic Designers must have experience with Photoshop, Flash, and/or Illustrator. Nice to have skills include 3DS Max, Maya, Softimage/XSI, Premiere, Dreamweaver, and After Effects.

Graphic Designers should have strong artistic, typographic, and layout skills. They are able to develop innovative design solutions while following creative and art direction. A passion for design is mandatory.

A Graphic Designer’s portfolio must also demonstrate a creative approach and style without sacrificing readability and flow of information. They must demonstrate a good eye for:

  • Composition and layout
  • Typography
  • Color theory
  • Photoshop

Pay Rate-$33/hr.

Please submit resume and portfolio link to: kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

IT Support- 6 month Contract-Mountain View, Ca

About the Role:

Basic desktop troubleshooting for Linux, Windows, and Mac systems – mainly lap tops – Mac Book Pro & Mac Book Air & IBM Think Pads running Linux.

Perform all desktop related tasks associated with new hires to include PC builds, installations, configurations, managing email distribution lists, granting/canceling access

Support network setup/cabling and troubleshoot network connectivity issues

Conference room equipment configuration and support – VOIP phone / TV / GVC

Assist with maintaining an inventory of all IT related assets

Perform various IT system maintenance and management – network and server systems – at office and data center environment

1st/2nd line IT support and documentation on resolution

About You:

Bachelor’s Degree or University Program Certificate in IT or IS; or 3+ years related IT experience.

Knowledge of common IT hardware and software Technical skills include Mac, Linux, LAN, WAN, TCP/IP, DNS, Directory Services, Shell/Command Line

Technical savvy with the ability to learn new concepts and skills quickly

Strong customer service orientation and communication skills

Innate problem-solving skills and a drive to seek out solutions independently

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

Pay-$30/hr.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

IT Infrastructure Engineer-San Rafael, Ca

What You’ll Love to Do:

  • Act as second-level point of contact for day-to-day troubleshooting, escalation, and resolution of end-user related IT problems.
  • Provide second-level technical assistance and user support to all employees on issues regarding Windows 7/10, Mac OS, MS Office, Azure and core business applications – D365, Centric PLM, ANT USA Planning.
  • Analyze, troubleshoot and resolve issues with system hardware, software and LAN/WAN/VLAN networks.
  • Assist with the procurement, deployment, maintenance, support, upgrade, and inventory tracking of all IT assets.
  • Create and maintain system documentation for new user setup process, PC imaging and setup process, mobile device setup, and other changes.
  • Proactively install and maintain anti-virus/anti-spam solution, perform system recovery of deleted files; perform software installations; obtain patches, upgrades and bug fixes.
  • Maintain Windows servers (currently Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016.)
  • Manage DNS, DHCP, MS Active Directory, Azure/Office 365 Active Directory.
  • Manage network administration for onsite network and remote networks; Maintain and monitor all edge network devices (Palo Alto Networks Firewalls.)
  • Maintain virtualized servers (utilizing Hyper-V and Azure.), PCs, network equipment (switches/routers) to ensure functionality and manage backup systems (Windows and Mac.)

What You’ll Bring to the Team:

  • 6+ years’ experience in IT end-user and network support.
  • Solid Windows 7/10 and Mac OS administration, setup and troubleshooting.
  • Experience with MS Suite (Word, Outlook, Office, SharePoint), Apple iPhone/iPad, Video Conferencing (LifeSize).
  • Experience/Certification with Microsoft Windows server, Active Directory administration, Azure portal (Virtual Servers, Blob, Active Directory, SQL) administration.
  • Remote Access, VPN, Firewall Configuration and Maintenance.
  • Must demonstrate resourcefulness in troubleshooting and resolving IT related issues.
  • Demonstrated team player, attention to detail, professional demeanor.
  • Self-motivated, detail orientated, ability to learn new processes quickly and efficiently.
  • Proven track record of professional growth and development.

Salary-90K

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Cloud & Network Ops Center Tech- Littleton, Co- Contract

We are currently seeking Cloud & Network Operations Center Technicians to be part of our team in an office based environment in Littleton, CO. These team members will provide 24/7 operational support for global networks. We are looking for individuals who are technologically proficient, eager to continue learning and able to communicate well with internal teams, external vendors and customers when needed.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor and Maintain Cloud Networks
  • Monitor and Maintain Cloud Compute & Storage Systems
  • Identify, categorize and respond to Network & Compute system events
  • Participate in Incident Management, Problem and Change Management
  • Participate in 24/7 shift or shift/rotation schedules, in an office environment
  • Provide Level 1/ 2 server support as needed

Required Qualifications

  • 1 – 3 years of system administration and/or networking operations experience desirable, with increasing responsibilities.
  • Intellectual curiosity with a desire to learn is a must.
  • A self-starter who is willing to learn advanced cloud-computing technologies.
  • Ability to work in a 24/7/365 environment, in a office/NOC setting.
  • Functional knowledge of incident handling for IT related issues.
  • Understanding of IP networking protocols: IPv4/6, TCP/UDP, DHCP, HTTP, FTP, etc.
  • Strong analytical troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
  • Experience with systems UNIX/Linux.
  • Experience with basic switch commands.
  • Experience performing system and network maintenance tasks in a highly available data center environment.
  • Experience with device health monitoring software, e.g.; OpenNMS, Zabbix, Circonus.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Ability to establish documentation for procedural tasks.
  • Recent college graduates in applicable fields of study encouraged.
  • This position is located in Littleton, Colorado
  • Night Shift from 11pm-9am 4 days on and 3 days off
  • Training will be a hybrid of the day and night shift and will be approximately 30-60 days in duration.

Pay Rate-$20/hr.

Please send resumes to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Network Administrator-Fairfield, Ca

Ensures the stable operation of the in-house computer network and all connected PCs and peripherals, including planning, developing, installing, configuring, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing all network hardware, software, and communication links, virtualization implementation and deployment. Analyzes and resolves end user hardware and software computer problems in a timely and accurate fashion and provides end user training where required. This role will be in a fast-paced environment and the candidate is expected to become self-sufficient within 3 months.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
 
Strategy & Planning
Perform network design and capacity planning.
Develop, implement and maintain policies, procedures and associated training plans for network resource administration, appropriate use, and disaster recovery.
 
Acquisition & Deployment
Oversee installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of end user workstation hardware, software, and peripheral devices.
Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure network products and services.
Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards in support of network procurement and development efforts.
 
Operational
Manage servers, including e-mail, print, internal services for source control, and issue tracking as well as maintain and verify backup servers/systems.
Manage security solutions, including firewall, anti-virus, and intrusion detection systems. Manage all network hardware and equipment, including routers, switches, hubs, and UPSs. Provide firsthand support, IT training, and troubleshooting to all office staff for IT matters. 
Ensure network connectivity of all workstations.
Administer all equipment, hardware and software upgrades.
Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications information.
Administer and maintain end user accounts, permissions, and access rights. Perform server and security audits.
Perform system backups and recovery.
Monitor and test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports. Recommend, schedule, and perform network improvements, upgrades, and repairs.
Develop, document, and train on hardware installation and troubleshooting procedures.
Required to work at other sites within the company
 
REQUIREMENTS
 
Formal Education & Certification
 
Mandatory
College diploma or university degree in the field of computer science or 8 years relevant work experience. 
Must have a valid driver’s license and must be insurable
 
Desirable
Holds or is working towards Microsoft MCITP certification. Network+, Security+, Server+ certifications.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
 
Mandatory
Working technical knowledge of network and PC operating systems, including Windows 7 and higher , Windows 2008 Server and higher.
Strong knowledge in configuring of network storage devices using ISCSI interface. 
Experience in the management and configurations of Hyper-V or VMware 
Working technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and standards, including hardware
RAID, Active Directory, TCP/IP.
Working knowledge of Symantec Backup Exec and Enterprise Antivirus. Hands-on hardware troubleshooting experience.
Able to install, support, and troubleshoot server and PC hardware components and peripherals.
Understand and configure VLANS throughout the network
Working knowledge of Office365 platform
 
Desirable
Able to install and support Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and higher
 
Personal Attributes
Strong written and oral communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to conduct research into networking issues and products as required.
Ability to present ideas in user-friendly and non-technical language. 
Highly positive attitude. Keen attention to detail.
Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment. Strong customer service orientation.
Ability to effectively communicate directly with stakeholders. Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
 
Work Conditions
 
Fast-paced environment with the requirement for 99.9% uptime during business hours. 
Occasional inspection of cables in floors and ceilings.
Lifting and transporting of moderately heavy objects, such as servers, computers and peripherals.
Salary-$80K
Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Web Specialist-Contract-Manhattan Beach, Ca

The Web Specialist is a key member of the Digital Marketing team and will play a critical role in the success of the company’s awareness, marketing and fundraising efforts, as well supporting general online/digital initiatives both internal and external. The individual will be responsible for building, maintaining and deploying websites and emails to support the acquisition and engagement of constituents, event participants, donors and other to drive event participation and fundraising.

Essential Functions
• Build, update and maintain websites and pages utilizing content management systems
• Build, customize and deploy email communications utilizing email service providers
• Work with graphic designers to customize, resize and/or reformat creative assets as needed for web properties, emails and other digital projects
• Implement marketing analytics tracking and tagging on web properties and emails
• Review, test and ensure quality control of web/digital projects and emails; Use QA tools (e.g. BrowserStack, Email on Acid, Litmus, etc.) to preview & test designs/builds among devices, browsers and mail clients
• Collaborate and communicate with Marketing and other internal staff to understand and determine project requirements, troubleshoot issues, and provide status updates on tasks and projects
• Utilize project management tools (Teamwork, Basecamp, etc.) to manage projects and tasks, and communicate with project stakeholders
• Follows company brand and guidelines; ensures style guidelines are followed and project adheres to specifications and standards
• Ensure utilization of deliverability best practices and compliance of content submitted is correct and follows brand standards, privacy, spam regulation (CAN-SPAM), web accessibility/ADA compliance, etc.
• Effectively manage projects and requests to meet or exceed expectations, and deliver quality work on time;
• Responsible for other web/digital-related duties/projects as assigned by management

Qualifications and Requirements
The following are the minimum qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.
• B.A./B.S. degree in marketing, communications, web development or other related fields
• 2+ years of experience updating/maintaining websites and web content using a content management system
• 2+ years of experience creating and building emails utilizing an email service provider
• Experience with basic HTML required
• Strong attention to detail and stellar organization skills is required
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding environment, with multiple and changing priorities while maintaining strong attention to detail and attention to deadlines
• Strong interpersonal and team player skills with an ability to communicate at all levels of an organization both internally and externally
• Experience with digital marketing platforms systems, email platforms
• Experience/familiarity with CSS, WC3 standards and specifications, adaptive, interactive, mobile first-design and usability principles, and Google tags are a plus
•  Experience with peer-to-peer event marketing a plus
• Non-profit experience a plus

Pay Rate-DOE

Please send resumes to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Sr. Software Engineer-Tools and Services-Contract-Los Gatos, Ca

This is an exciting role demanding a strong background in software engineering, build
automation, continuous integration and collaboration. This role will challenge you to
operate at a tactical and strategic level, while managing high availability and maintaining infrastructure to maximize performance in distributed builds. It requires deep insight into the software development lifecycle for production services and also gives you freedom with the responsibility to complete your goals.

Responsibilities:
● Address complex architectural problems with simple, intuitive designs
● Operate and improve the existing CI infrastructure
● Participate in an on-call support rotation for the team’s services
● Collaborate effectively with teammates and technical partners
● Communicate technical ideas and direction across the organization

Qualifications:
● Senior-level software development
● Strong JVM programming skills — OO languages such as Java, Kotlin, or
Groovy
● Version Control — experience using Git
● Build automation — using tools such as Gradle, Maven, Webpack or Gulp
● Continuous Integration — supporting Jenkins, TravisCI, CircleCI or similar
tools
● Test automation — unit testing, TDD, testing pyramid
● Running services in production

A Plus:
● Exposure to cloud infrastructures, such as AWS, GCE or Azure
● Exposure to operating distributed systems at scale
● Experience working with API’s
● Experience resolving dependency conflicts
● Building internal developer tools
● Developing Jenkins plugins

Duration: 6 months+

Pay-$ Up to 150/hr.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

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