Communications Writer-Contract-Open to Remote

This position will help create emails, announcements, write-ups, presentation designs, email formatting, asset creation, and system updates. The person will research, write, prepare copy and visuals, gain the appropriate reviews, organize distribution lists, design layout, send, publish online content, and reinforce through different internal social media channels.

 Responsibilities: 

  • Support Engagement and Communications Sr. Manager with duties as needed and assigned
  • Work with various constituencies to prepare copy for internal field communications
  • Research content, ask questions about the content, present options for visualizations of content, and develop first and final drafts
  • Communicate professionally with stakeholders
  • Write audience-targeted communications (technical sales audience)
  • Validate audience distribution lists as needed
  • Perform administrative tasks to promote and execute communications in the systems (Newsletter software, Internal Social Media, Portal)

Requirements

  • Advanced writer (can write copy, synthesize ideas, write in various styles and voices)
  • Advanced editor (can edit copy and images for mistakes in grammar, punctuation, formatting)
  • Experience in corporate graphic design and following style guidelines
  • Experience working with employee or enablement communications
  • Experience working in software industry
  • Has a portfolio of writing samples
  • Knowledge of writing and visual best practices (such as designing using the right canvas size and generating images for the appropriate resolution for communications)
  • Ability to prioritize and plan effectively
  • Open to feedback
  • High energy, enthusiasm, and passion for the business
  • Proven ability to effectively coordinate and work across functional teams – internally and externally, in-person and virtually
  • Ability to develop and work on multiple deliverables at one time for fast turnaround and rapid development
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, thrive in a fast-paced environment and stay flexible through growth and change
  • Adaptable to new ideas and able to find creative solutions to communication questions

Education: 

  • Bachelors or foreign equivalent, focus in writing or communications, or has equivalent work experience

Pay Rate-$30-35/hr.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

A/V Support Specialist-Contract- Mountain View, Ca

Job Description

We have an opening in our IT department for a Temporary Audio/Visual (A/V) Support Specialist (approximately 6 months) who will be responsible for all aspects of A/V equipment including set-up, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and end-user support. The key to this position is the ability to communicate in a professional and courteous manner with attorneys, management and staff, and to maintain ownership of the work from start to finish.

Job Description:

  • Preventative maintenance of A/V equipment, including but not limited to: software updates to video conferencing units and changing bulbs and cleaning filters on LCD projectors.
  • Oversee the setup of video conferences, computers for presentations and collaborative online presentations.
  • Diagnose and repair video conferencing and computer equipment.
  • Setup, video record and edit events as assigned by management.
  • Work in conjunction with other IT and Service Desk staff.
  • Coordinate conference setups in conjunction with the Facilities department and the Professional Development department as required.
  • Provide computer, network and software support to the end-user community (via telephone, email, remote access, in-person).
  • Install application software based on corporate standards and end-user requirements.
  • Record activities in the firm ticketing system.
  • Other projects and tasks as requested by the IT Service Manager or other firm leaders.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong attention to detail, organizational and follow-through skills.
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with internal and external clients and provide information with courtesy and tact.
  • Ability to work with a variety of video conferencing equipment, computer desktop and notebook hardware.
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Ability to use conference room scheduling software and Service Desk ticket tracking and management software.
  • Basic knowledge of desktop applications from the MS Office family, Windows 10 operating system and video editing.
  • Good troubleshooting and problem-solving abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with sensitive and confidential information in a discreet and secure manner.
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule (early mornings, evening and weekends) as necessary to meet client and firm needs.
  • Reporting to the IT Service Manager, the ideal candidate will have a minimum 3 years of experience in an A/V l and/or computer service role dealing directly with end-users, and 2+ years of experience in using computer hardware and software focused on the Microsoft technologies.
  • This individual will also have knowledge of Tandberg video conferencing equipment and video conferencing bridging as well as experience supporting end-users in a professional office environment utilizing current LAN technology and networked printing.

Pay- up to $35/hr.

Duration: 6 months+

Please email resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

QA Mobile and Web- Contract- Media Giant in South Bay

We are looking for a Quality Assurance Engineer (contract basis) to join a team to help create a testing framework for all of our custom web and mobile applications.  We want to make sure every application launches with high quality and are looking for an engineer who has a keen eye for details, will test key use cases and edge cases to ensure high quality product launch. You will work closely with Product Managers, Designers and Engineers during the project to create and execute a test plan. The test plan will include building manual and automated tests to test the end-to-end user application flows.

Responsibilities:

  • Review requirements, specifications and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback.
  • Create both manual and automated test cases.
  • Communicate your findings in a clear and detailed manner to engineering and product team.
  • Create detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases.
  • Estimate, prioritize, plan and coordinate testing activities for each project.
  • Design, develop and execute automation scripts using recommended tools.
  • Identify, record, document thoroughly and track bugs.
  • Perform thorough regression testing when bugs are resolved.
  • Develop and apply testing processes for new and existing products.

Skills:

  • 4+ years testing experience with both web and mobile applications
  • Proven work experience in software quality assurance
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools and processes
  • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases
  • Hands-on experience with both white box and black box testing
  • Hands-on experience with automated testing tools Experience with Java, Node.JS and Javascript, SQL and scripting plus
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process
  • Experience with performance and/or security testing is a plus
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject

Pay Rate- up to 75/hr.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

 

Web Development-Contract- Flex hours-East Bay Area

 

Responsible for assisting to  optimization of website to improve overall SEO, SEM and UX and UI best practices. Perform analytics into web KPI’s to determine efficiency of marketing campaigns and organic rankings. Proficiency in web back-end development (HTML, CSS, Javascript, Drupal, etc.)

  • Identify and lead the implementation of enhancements of the website, from user experience to content to daily management. Assist, advise, and train, as needed, campus partners on department/college webpage creation in alignment with strategic and marketing goals.
  • Develop analytics and search engine optimization framework for digital communications that supports ongoing evaluation of and informs the evolution of outreach efforts for revenue generating programs and advancement.
  • Review, optimize, and monitor tracking scripts (Google Analytics, Google Tag manager, UTM, etc.) to ensure optimal performance and accurate tracking of KPI’s.
  • Assist in creating and/or updating of various reports and dashboards as it relates to web performance. Perform regular and adhoc analysis of web metrics.
  • Other assignments as needed.

 

Education: Bachelor’s degree is preferred

Experience: Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience

Skills/Abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience working as front-end web developer, social media, e-mail, digital advertising and analytics.
  • Experienced with responsive designs.
  • Deep knowledge of SEO best practices, site taxonomies and information architecture.
  • Firm grasp of Google Analytics data as it relates to web site performance and audience engagement (Bounce Rate, Exit rate, Impression, Goal Funnel Conversions, Behaviors, Demographics, etc.).
  • Google Analytics Certified is highly desired.
  • Strong analytical background with proven ability to work within Excel via Pivot Tables, VLookups, Macro’s, etc.
  • Knowledgeable with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, Drupal and other standard web tools, and a working  knowledge of Photoshop.
  • Demonstrated experience preparing audio and video for the web.

 

 

Lead Game Engineer-DH-SF Bay Area

Lead Game Engineer to direct and develop gameplay systems for online video games with large-scale deployment. This individual will be an experienced developer with a passion for games and desire to build the best software and online services possible.

Responsibilities

  • Direct, grow and mentor a highly capable and high performing software engineering team.
  • Direct engineering resources to match business and production goals.
  • Collaborate with design, engineering and production teams to devise optimal engineering solutions to game requirements.
  • Hands-on architect and coder for sophisticated client/server systems for online gaming.
  • Implement software systems with attention to security, reliability, scalability, maintainability and performance.
  • Innovate and iterate on process, systems and technology to deliver a world-class gaming experience.
  • Be a leader; Identify and articulate technical and production risks and obstacles, generate solutions.

Qualification and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Fluent in C++, Java or or C#; experience with other languages a plus.
  • Proven effectiveness in directing and delivering production software for high quality games.
  • 10+ years software development experience; 5+ years experience in game development.
  • Unity Experience is a plus.
  • Experience with online game services such as Facebook, IOS Game Center, Steam etc. is a plus.

Salary-DOE

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Full Stack Java Developer Contract-Palo Alto, Ca

Designs, develops, integrates and implements system related applications components, including front-end development, back-end server-side development and database integration. Plans, designs, develops and tests software systems or applications using a variety of languages and development platforms.  Plays a direct role in programming, maintenance, technical support, documentation and administration of the applications. Researches, tracks and understands new web technologies to provide technical leadership in developing software applications and analyzing business requirements as they pertain to intranet and external Internet-related systems. Builds applications using Internet and Windows Development tools. Provides written design documents, test plans and test results.

  • Designs, develops and deploys web applications. Performs Front-end development and coding using HTML, CSS, JavaScript.
  • Maintains and builds Back-end Java code. Designs, develops and implements complex Java and JEE applications
  • Develops software solutions by studying information needs; conferring with users; studying systems flow, data usage, and work processes; investigating problem areas; following the software development lifecycle.
  • Determines operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition, requirements, solution development, and proposed solutions. Improves operations by conducting systems analysis; recommending changes in policies and procedures. Provides information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing development and service issues.
  • Documents and demonstrates solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and clear code.
  • Prepares and installs solutions by determining and designing system specifications, standards, and programming. Accomplishes engineering and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
  • Supports and develops software engineers by providing advice, coaching and educational opportunities.
  • Practices and promotes the Agile software development methodology. Reviews and improves processes used in engineering.
  • Understands and is responsible for developing and adhering to secure coding principles, techniques, practices, and tools, with an emphasis on confidentiality and protection of PHI adheres to HIPAA/HITECH regulations.
  • Maintains job knowledge by studying state-of-the-art development tools, programming techniques, and computing equipment; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

Pay Rate- DOE

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

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